Scorsese started like so many great directors: maybe not yet schooled enough to hold up an entire film, but with a visual and thematic sensibility to stand out. It's largely a hangout movie from a filmmaker who, as he honed his craft, would master tight plotting. But as a simple arc wrapped around a bag of raw materials, it still shines in messy black and white—occasionally listless, but spilling over passionately.
I am a huge Scorsese fan, however I haven't seen a lot of Scorsese's earlier or smaller films. This is Scorsese's first film and I was blown away by it! I was surprised that his style was already so clearly defined in such an early film. This film has a lot of his trademarks. It's really interesting to see where one of my favorite filmmakers first began. If you are a Scorsese fan this is a must watch!
Al fin pude ver la ópera prima del maestro. A pesar de su irregularidad ( esa secuencia erótica con música de The Doors metida con calzador), contiene momentos apreciables, desbordantes de vitalidad y frescura (las discusiones del grupo de amigos a la hora de decidirse a salir, la fiesta con las chicas del Bronx y las discusiones de J.R. con su chica) En cierto modo, es un bosquejo de Mean Streets.
Fascinante ópera prima de Martin Scorsese. Un homenaje al western y al género ganster. Harvey Keitel hace uno de los mejores debút. Un tierno romance, una ruptura irritante. Scorsese explota el arte del montaje, la cámara lenta, el fondo musical, el blanco y negro.
If Mean Streets grew up around gangster movies, Who's That Knocking At My Door was raised by romantic dramas. You can see a lot of stylish saplings throughout that would later become the forest of Scorsese's style but overall Who's That Knocking At My Door is just sort of a mess, but one not without its moments.
We can see almost everything about Scorsese's movie in this picture: marginal characters, rock n roll and blues in the soundtrack, the edition, simple stories about human feelings, italian culture's references, his love for American Cinema. I loved and enjoyed to watch this, it's awesome for a beginning. The 'The doors' scene is spectacular.
Highly underrated. If peope want to get into the films of Martin Scorsese, they should first start with this film. The motifs and hallmarks of Scorsese's work is apparent such as Catholic guilt, machismo, juxtaposition of violence with popular music and Italian-American identity.
Very neat to see Scorsese's style coming through in this first feature. A lot of imperfections that show his learning process, but also make the film more interesting. His talent and technique are extremely evident, maybe more so here than in his later films..