Wednesday, January 19, 2005
ITALIANAMERICAN takes the form of an extended interview with Scorcese's parents, but the piece adds up to much more than an exercise in navel-gazing nostalgia. (Scorcese once called it, "the best film I ever made.")
AMERICAN BOY, an innovative and bizarre film, takes as its subject actor and roadie Steven Prince: Over the course of an hour, the draft-dodger and ex-junkie works his way through a serious of lunatic anecdotes and recollections as Scorcese peppers him with questions. In the end, it's almost impossible to figure out how much of Prince's story ought to be believed.