Watching Martin Scorsese’s The Big Shave (1967) knowing just how far the director would come over the course of his career is an interesting experience. It certainly exhibits Scorsese‘s penchent for violence, or at least gore. Apparently, a lot of critics have interpreted the self-mutilation in the film as a metaphor for the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Also known as Viet ’67, the film stars Peter Bernuth as a fella who’s one of the worst shavers ReelGood has ever seen. Scorsese went on to direct Raging Bull (1980) and Goodfellas (1990), two of the finest Hollywood films ever made, and finally won an Academy Award for Best Director with The Departed (2006). His latest film, The Wolf of Wall Street, will be released on November 15.