The Big Shave
The Big Shave (1967)

Martin Scorsese's experimental short, The Big Shave, materialized during one of the director's harrowing bouts with depression -- a time when he had trouble shaving. An anonymous young man (Peter Bernuth) enters a pristine white… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
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Dennis Schwartz
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A personal statement film.

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_kelly .King
This is a very cool Scorsese short that you can easily watch on Flixster's page for this film. For '67 this is some nice blood fx, very dark and… More
Sarah Gaish
One of scorsese's earlier short films. This probably best represents his opinion on the vietnam war because of the man continuously shaving himself, almost… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Gripping, bloody and basic early attempt by Scorsese
Eduardo Tobias
There's not much to say about this one except that it's one of the best short films I have ever watched. The concept was genius. The film starts of in… More
Ken Stachnik
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Mike T.
Very solid short film with a distinct visual style, The Big Shave works because of its objective standpoint and ferociously simple approach.