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What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (1963)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Drama | 1963 (USA)
A writer named Algernon (but called Harry by his friends) buys a picture of a boat on a lake, and his obsession with it renders normal life impossible. He attempts to function again by ... See full summary »

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writer:

Martin Scorsese
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Zeph Michaelis Zeph Michaelis ... Harry
Mimi Stark Mimi Stark ... Wife
Sarah Braveman Sarah Braveman ... Analyst
Fred Sica Fred Sica ... Friend
Robert Uricola Robert Uricola ... Singer
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A writer named Algernon (but called Harry by his friends) buys a picture of a boat on a lake, and his obsession with it renders normal life impossible. He attempts to function again by consulting an analyst and becoming married, but eventually succumbs to his strange anxiety by disappearing into the picture. Written by Mike Arndt <clayton@hooked.net>

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Short | Comedy | Drama

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This film is included in the "Martin Scorsese Shorts" set, released by the Criterion Collection, spine #1,030. See more »

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Referenced in Meet Bob Shaye (2004) See more »

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What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? is the earliest of Martin Scorsese's works available for viewing
31 May 2019 | by tavmSee all my reviews

The title of this short doesn't really tell what it's about. This is the earliest of the legendary Martin Scorsese's films that's available for viewing and it's quite a fascinating find as with this one, he experiments with various jump cuts, still images, and extreme close-ups with a (possibly) stock piano score playing throughout. The ending is especially interesting. Worth checking out.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Che sta facendo una ragazza carina come te in un posto come questo? See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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