Who's That Knocking at My Door

Who's That Knocking at My Door

DVD - 2004
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This debut feature film of Martin Scorsese is the story of a young, unemployed man who is content to hang out with his equally unambitious buddies in New York's Little Italy. Then he falls in love with a college-educated girl and is forced to look at the neighborhood and life itself in a new way
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, 2004.
ISBN: 9780790758411
0790758415
9780790797601
0790797607
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) :,sound, black and white ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Martin Scorsese collection

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VonHafenstaaad
Jun 13, 2017

As a film, it has something to say to everyone. As a technical achievement, it brings together two opposing worlds of American cinema. This crude semi-autobiographical film is a forerunner to Scorsese's powerful Mean Streets.

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wahooo
Jun 13, 2017

A deft portrait of goomba culture in late sixties Nyc. As in all of martys movies women are either whores or madonnas. Martys real life mother cameos as an attentive mother who is content cooking for her children and being a housewife. Her grownup son, harvey keitel has difficulty relating to his girlfriend who reveals to Harvey that she was dateraped. The movie pretty much ends with Harvey "forgiving" his girlfriend for her violent experience with an ex. Harvey's girlfriend tells him to go home and the befuddled and tone deaf man takes his leave not knowing why he has been rebuffed. This movie set the stage for martys lurid and mysogenistic seventies work saying more about his character than any self serving autobiography.

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RoyalJellyIII
Mar 16, 2017

Martin Scorsese's very first film, and while it has flashes of brilliance, I found it to be more of a curio in relation to the director's later, greater works ( Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, etc )

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copythomp
Dec 23, 2013

Probably Scorsese's finest, most dream-like work as a director. Not a trace of the heavy-handedness that would mar nearly all of his subsequent endeavors. Would make an enjoyable and instructive double-bill with De Palma's "Hi Mom."

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