The Big Shave

A lot of famous directors begin their careers by making weird, experimental films. For instance, there's the case of Martin Scorsese and his odd, six-minute film The Big Shave that he made in 1967. It had an alternative title, Viet '67, because it was apparently a metaphor for the war in Vietnam, even though the entire film involves a guy shaving.

According to Slate.com, "the director conceived of the film after emerging from a 'spell of deep depression,' during which he apparently had trouble shaving."

Over at Cinephilia & Beyond, they've posted Scorsese's original script for the film.



In 2011, the singer Dave Hause made a music video that recreated the scenes from the film:

Posted By: Alex - Wed Jun 07, 2017
Category: Movies, 1960s





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From 'The Wall':
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L9pCjxTHlw
Posted by BMN on 06/07/17 at 08:59 AM
I never did manage to master a single blade razor. I'm thankful for modern multi blade razor heads.

And something that the actor does that is not recommended - pulling the blade against the lie of the hair or "against the grain." That contributes to ingrown hair follicles, which are not pleasant when you have to dig them out. That made me cringe a little.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 06/07/17 at 11:20 AM
The opening shots look like the view a drunk would have after waking up next to the commode.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 06/07/17 at 10:05 PM
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