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Martin Scorsese Teaches Us How to Shave in This Short Film

By  · Published on May 7th, 2014

Martin Scorsese

Why Watch? In 1967, Martin Scorsese put out a short film with a simple concept and the kind of execution you’d expect from a young Martin Scorsese.

In The Big Shave, a young man (Peter Bernuth) stands in front of mirror, picks up a razor, and gets rid of his stubble. And then some.

Obviously there are surprises in store. It’s Scorsese. The result is an experimental work (completely with incongruous jazz music) that acts as a striking anti-war metaphor, and an excellent lesson in how not to shave yourself.

What Will It Cost? About 5 minutes.

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