In a companion piece to his 1974 short film ITALIANAMERICAN, an extended conversation with his parents, Martin Scorsese here turns the camera on his friend Steven Prince. The people in Scorsese's best films are fascinating talkers, and Prince is no exception: his stories aren't
phenomenal, but it's a lot of fun listening to him deliver them.
Prince, a thin, wiry fellow who should be played by Steve Buscemi if a movie is ever made of his life, had brief but memorable parts in several of Scorsese's films; he was a record producer in NEW YORK, NEW YORK (1978) and the guy who sold Travis Bickle his guns in TAXI DRIVER (1975). AMERICAN BOY
was filmed at the Californ...