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Scorsese X 4

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Tookey's Rating
4 /10
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4.00 /10

Directed by: Martin Scorsese (pictured)
Written by:

Released: 1993
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Colour: BW/C
Length: 999

Compilation of Martin Scorsese’s juvenilia, four short films.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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The earliest two, both student pictures, show his humour and vitality; the third, The Big Shave, a (literally) cutting allegory about America's self-inflicted wounds in Vietnam, exemplifies Scorsese's fascination with blood and also explains why he grew a beard; the fourth and longest, Italianamerican, is a warm but surprisingly static home movie of his parents' reminiscences. All four films are a reminder that not even the most talented director can achieve much without a decent screenplay.

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