Mineshaft Gap

It's a screening log, no more no less. Maybe I'll have something interesting to say one of these days...

Scorsese's first.

Who's That Knocking at my Door is better than Mean Streets.

I begin with that fairly controversial statement not to knock Mean Streets but to show just how well paced, affecting and mature a work Scorsese's first film is. He brings from Keitel one of the actor's few likeable performances (or at least a sympathetic one) and shows off his own film school pretensions that actually manage to come to a satisfying fruition.

It doesn't rank with Citizen Kane or Breathless in the alltime great debuts, buy Scorsese's first is a damn fine little film.

0 Responses to “Scorsese's first.”

Post a Comment