Saturday, November 17, 2007

Martin Scorsese Turns 65

Martin Scorsese, who finally won an Oscar this year, and who made his first film at NYU in 1963, turned 65 today. His first film was the fun and funny 9-minute short What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?

In the book Scorsese on Scorsese, he said of his first effort that it was inspired by Mel Brooks's comedy and Ernie Pintoff's animation. Brooks and Pintoff collaborated on the 1963 Oscar-winning short The Critic.

Here are the two shorts:

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