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notjustyoumurrayI just wrote about the early documentaries of Stanley Kubrick, and now, in an embarrassment of riches, we have three early student films by Martin Scorsese to look at. Unlike Kubrick, whose first efforts were commercial news reels and industrials, Martin Scorsese was a member of the so-called “film school generation,” attending NYU in the 60s. Filmmaker IQ has posted three of Scorsese’s early student films, and they are instructive viewing for any fan of Scorsese, or student of cinema. Click below to check out these three early works from a master!
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The production teams over at Studioset and WAO bring us Waste, a short film that is half Soviet montage and half pop-up book. Its approach to cinematography is a dreamlike reality, but that description doesn’t seem to suffice when describing the juxtaposition of dull and vibrant, dead and alive, and active and inactive. Director Anton Groves and his crew light up the dreary world of their protagonist’s life with colorful “monsters”, representing his wastefulness, that unfold like a pop-up book to reveal the monsters within. More »