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January 30, 2014 1:00 PM   Subscribe

The real youtube gem, to me is Scorsese's Italianamerican. A documentary he did on his parents right after he got out of NYU.

Soooo good.
posted by lumpenprole at 1:25 PM on January 30, 2014 [4 favorites]

These are terrific. Nice to have this all in one place.

He's not quite a "famous" director, but Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Extraterrestre) has a whole bunch of ridiculously fabulous short films on YouTube, as covered previously on MeFi. Sadly, those links are dead. My favorites are the stalker/hostage/romcom/musical 7:35 in the Morning, the mundane footage given Philip K Dick narration hilarity of Code 7, and Sunday, in which an encounter with extraterrestrials is overshadowed by a fighting couple.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:27 PM on January 30, 2014

Herakles, Werner Herzog's first, is also available.
posted by mr. digits at 1:30 PM on January 30, 2014 [3 favorites]

Needs more Orson Welles:

Hearts of Age (silent)
The Fountain of Youth Part 1, 2, 3
One Man Band (aka Vienna) (unfinished work print)

And by Vincent D'Onofrio, but about Orson Welles: Five Minutes, Mr. Welles
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:43 PM on January 30, 2014

Gulp by Jason Reitman
Alive in Joburg by Neil Blomkamp.

And a bunch more on Reddit.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:53 PM on January 30, 2014

I keep hoping the early shorts of Hal Hartley will show up on YouTube, and I am always disappointed.
posted by pxe2000 at 2:22 PM on January 30, 2014

I've still never seen Speilberg's Amblin'
posted by crossoverman at 6:27 PM on January 30, 2014

These were amazing. I was actually at the premiere of #23! (Film 101, UT at Austin)
posted by fungible at 6:40 AM on January 31, 2014

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