Mean Streets (DVD)

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Mean Streets (DVD)

Martin Scorsese's electrifying drama tells the story of Charlie (Harvey Keitel), a charming 27-year-old who is supported by his devoutly Catholic moth...

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ProMultilayered, energetic, fresh and vibrant

ConsA loose ending

Martin Scorsese's MEAN STREETS was released in 1973 and although overshadowed at the time by the commercial success of Robert Redford in THE STING proves to be far, far superior to not just that weak film but many a great film ever since, including many of Scorsese's latter more established ones...

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Progreat acting and atmosphere

Consrough around the edges

This is a story set on the streets of New York, picturing the struggles of Charlie Cappa (Harvey Kietel) earning a living. He mainly struggles with his morals, batteling with his day to day sinning. This film shows how it can be hard for a man to earn a honourable living on the "mean streets"...

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Martin Scorsese's electrifying drama tells the story of Charlie (Harvey Keitel), a charming 27-year-old who is supported by his devoutly Catholic mother. He spends his days wandering the streets of New York City and nights hanging out drinking with his good friend Johnny Boy (Robert De Niro), a loose cannon who can't seem to crawl out of debt. Charlie's extreme affability makes him the middle man between his mob-tied uncle Giovanni (Cesare Danova) and various clients, as well as between Johnny Boy and Michael (Richard Romanus), a bookie who has become fed up with Johnny Boy's constant dodging. As the city's San Gennaro Festival takes over the streets of Little Italy, Michael seeks revenge on Johnny Boy once and for all.<BR>MEAN STREETS is a perfect example of Scorsese's distinct vision, which has grown to become one of the most mimicked in the history of modern cinema. Using a nostalgic pop music soundtrack to introduce almost every scene, employing long one-takes and handheld cameras to add even greater tension to the proceedings, and coaxing brutally realistic performances out of his actors (most notably De Niro and Keitel), the director proves with MEAN STREETS that while others may try to imitate, there is only one original.

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