Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Forgotten Movies: Who's That Knocking at my Door



J.R,. an early version of the young men who will turn up in MEAN STREETS and GOOD FELLAS, is a young Italian-American who is more interested in spending time with his friends than forging a relationship with a woman. Until he meets a girl (Zina Bethune) who is a notch above him in every way and yet falls for him. When she reveals an incident from her past he is put to the test,.

It is easy to see what themes Scorcese will pursue for the next 40 years. It may be sketchy in plot but there are lovely shots,a keen eye, and some real angst in this his first real film. A great introduction to a man who will dominate films for the rest of our lives.

5 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

And Marty made - as is his wont - excellent use of the music of the day. I liked this one too.

Jeff M.

Charles Gramlich said...

Don't think I've even heard of this one.

Cap'n Bob said...

Haven't seen it, but I consider most of Scorcese's films big failures.

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, that sounds like a good one, Patti! I admit I've not seen it, but it would be interesting to see one of Scorcese's earlier efforts.

George said...

Scorcese's early life revolved around watching movies. He watched so many that he just had to make some himself.