Martin Scorsese interviews his mother and father about their life in New York City and the family history back in Sicily. These are two people who have lived together for a long time and ... See full summary »
Now middle-aged, mobster Murray looks back at his humble beginnings as a bootlegger and his rise to becoming wealthy and highly influential. Through it he talks about how much of his ... See full summary »
J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic guilt than Scorsese's later work, we see what happens to J.R. when his religious guilt catches up with him. Written by
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A scene with Harvey Keitel laying on a bed while "The End" by The Doors is playing in the background almost got repeated in Apocalypse Now (1979), though in different circumstances. Keitel was the original choice for the Willard role (played by Martin Sheen) in Francis Ford Coppola movie but was fired a few weeks after some rehearsals, and as known to many, the film starts with Willard lying on a bed with The Doors song playing in the background. See more »
"Who's that knocking at my door" is along with "Boxcar Bertha" the most unknown picture of the Italian-American genius Scorsese. Make no mistakes: it's nothing like a masterpiece and it's no surprise that almost no one know about this movie, but here we got some of the constants in Marty's cinema: the street talking, the violence, the outsiders... Those things that "mean streets" dealt about... This was Martin Scorsese's debut and so it was for his friend Harvey Keytel who plays a chauvinist-bad tempered young man.
So, this is a movie that I recommend to those who really love Scorsese's work and wanna know about his origins.
*My rate: 6/10
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