Who's That Knocking at My Door?
Director: Martin Scorsese
Year Released: 1967
Scorsese's first feature - with quite an extensive production history - about a Western-obsessed hoodlum (Harvey Keitel) and his romance with an intelligent woman (Zina Bethune); when he finds out she's not a virgin, he wants nothing to do with her. It features plenty of stylistic asides (most intriguingly, a love montage set to The Doors' "The End," years before Coppola would reuse the song famously for Apocalypse Now) and could easily be viewed as a model for Scorsese's later movies (as well as those of Tarantino, a Scorsese disciple) - as a student film, it is doesn't have as much substance as his later work, but makes up for it with a refreshing zest for experimentation; the depiction of the misogyny of strict Catholicism (and sexual insecurity - any woman that's had sex out of wedlock is a 'broad' or 'whore') as a theme would get used again in Taxi Driver.