Curiously interesting early effort from Brian De Palma and Robert De Niro is which De Niro plays a porno filmmaker. He leases a ratty apartment in New York, across the street from an expensive co-op where Garfield, a wealthy producer of "adult" films, lives. The benevolent Garfield takes De
Niro under his wing and gives him advice about how to make these sleazy movies. He spies comely neighbor Salt and wants to sleep with her--for his own benefit and the camera's. He promptly sets up his camera on his window sill, goes across the street, and proceeds to seduce her, but his camera
falls and he misses his opportunity to immortalize the encounter on film.
De Niro ...