Before They Were Stars: Martin Scorsese’s Student Film

It seems like virtually every famous director made experimental films during their youth and they’re often unlike anything you’re used to seeing on their filmography. I’ve previously showcased Martin Scorsese’s bizarre short, The Big Shave, which was basically six minutes of a guy shaving off his own skin, and here’s Scorsese’s student film, What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?, which he made while attending New York University. This nine-minute short basically chronicles an eccentric writer who becomes obsessed with a picture hanging on his wall and eventually winds up disappearing into the picture.

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