I imagine it improvised which makes it even better. De Niro, Keitel, Proval etc. And what do you think he's trying to say with the ending? Mean Streets is a 1973 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and co-written by Scorsese and Mardik Martin. Mean Streets drijft op de dialogen en het acteerwerk, en hier excelleert de film. The future is set for Tony and Michael - owning a neighbourhood bar and making deals in the mean streets of New York city's Little Italy. Now it is apparent that Scorsese's work is heavily based on his beliefs and those things that he holds dear, and that might sound obvious but a lot of people think that we should separate the art from the artist but I believe there is a bit of every artist in most art, and this movie seems to have A LOT of Scorsese in it, it's basically his view of the world that he grew up in, and everything from the neighbourhood, people and morals reflects that. With Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson. Ah well. One thing I definitely enjoyed throughout the film was its use of soundtrack, which I could tell influenced the likes of Tarantino and others later. I gotta say, Johnny Boy did kinda steal the show, lol. Like you I loved how he portrayed Keitel's character relationship to religion and I've always been captivated by his worldview with respect to Catholicism. The u/Street-Mean community on Reddit. In any other case you'd probably have the director/screenwriter make it so racism is looked down upon to make sure to the audience that what is being shown is not their own views or the films and therefor avoid any backlash but I love Scorsese's commitment to staying truthful to his enviroment that he grew up in. I also noticed that there wasn't a single post discussing this movie on this subreddit so I thought I'd make one! Het verhaal is niet al te bijzonder, en er is niets wat Scorsese al niet ontelbare keren eerder heeft gedaan in één van zijn andere films. Same thing with great writers, I like to go to the “Juvenilia” section of their collected works. Although Mean Streets is considered a “New York film”—one that captures the city’s grit, charm, and violence in the 1970s—very little of the film was actually shot in New York. For instance, the moment when Charlie (Harvey Keitel) prays to God to help him when he’s driving Johnny Boy and his cousin out of town, the way they laugh at him for a brief moment adds so much to the scene and their relationship. It's funny because I know someone exactly like Johnny Boy - my partner's brother is a splitting image of him and it's really weird to see art play out on real life in front of my eyes. Belongs to WMG....Purpose of this vid is to listen to some Van Halen greatness. 1 w/ Statik Selektah Shade 45 ep. For Charlie, the future is less clearly defined. Why should a film be limited to words on a page? Scorsese's filmography is absolutely ridiculous. With Mean Streets, it was pretty clear it was one of Scorsese’s earlier ventures, so it was somewhat rough in a lot of respects. Mean Streets (1973) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. He tries to play strong and break up with her but eventually crumbles to her stubbornness to move in together. The dialogue and characters weren't strong enough to justify a movie which doesn't have a whole lot of plot. In contrast, De Niro's character Johnny boy who lives off loans and ripping people off and yet has no concern for his actions and their consequences. Once I understood that it’s character driven, almost buddy comedy movie with gangster movie elements, I enjoyed it a lot better. Finally, its story construction: this is almost a gangster movie by accident, with none of the forward momentum or constant criminal chicanery of Goodfellas or Casino. AKA: Season of the Witch, Zli vulytsi, Calles peligrosas. 'Mean Streets', the earliest Scorsese film people have heard of, is the result of an on-form film maker, telling a personal story. I just watched it last night. MUSIC! Recensie Mean Streets (1973), een film van Martin Scorsese met Harvey Keitel, Robert de Niro, David Proval, Amy Robinson, Richard Romanus, Cesare Danova, Victor Argo, George Memmoli, Lenny Scaletta A few film buffs i know would say it's their favorite work of his. I agree with this. You understand exactly the person Deniro is and Keitel as the guy that has to protect and manage Deniro. I love how Scorsese sets up these characters to act as if they’ve had so much history together, and you “get” it by seeing how they interact. You don't make up for your sins in church. Streets of Rage 4 is an unrelenting beat ‘em up that punishes button-mashers. And is not portraying it the same as being dishonest about how he grew up or do you think it just doesn't serve any purpose? 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