Scorsese Filmed Graffiti Wall in 1967 [Video]

Posted on: January 24th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

While the Tony Goldman graffiti wall at Bowery and East Houston continues to nab local headlines for its ongoing commissioned artwork (and resultant vandalism), it’s important to take a step back.  A step back in time to 1967, the year of Martin Scorsese’s directorial debut. At age 25, Who’s That Knocking at My Door became his first feature-length movie, which included fellow film student Harvey Keitel in the lead role of J.R.

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Synchronized to the gritty garage rock of Mitch Ryder (“Jenny Take a Ride”), the opening sequence portrays one minute of gang violence directly in front of the now-cherished concrete slab. Note the perimeter chain-link fence.

[via Smart Crew USA]

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