Saturday, August 27, 2005

Mean Streets *

This 1973 movie (I've started to fall in love with 70s movies if you haven't realized already) is located in Little Italy, New York City. De Niro is once again excellent, same with Harvey Keitel. This is one of Martin Scorsece's first attempts, which he will later develop better. Here the movie felt like out of tune for me - although it is considered a classic. There was no coherent story, just random things happening, despite the fact that NYC never felt so realistically mean before. It was a different city back then.