E: The Doors' "The End" From 'Who's That Knocking at My Door'
Long before Francis Ford Coppola used this epic tale of Oedipal madness in Apocalypse Now, Scorsese borrowed the song for. . . a sex scene? Asked by a distributor to include some skin in his very first feature, Scorsese shot a naked Harvey Keitel and several equally unclad women traipsing about a loft. Then he slapped the feverish "The killer awoke before dawn" section over the surreal sequence for maximum Freudian effect. The result feels like an early music video – and a good harbinger of how he'd use rock and pop tunes to such subversive and energetic ways in the future.