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Mean Streets

Mean Streets

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"Mean Streets" is a 1973 film directed by Martin Scorsese. Set in New York City's Little Italy neighborhood, the story revolves around a group of Italian-American friends grappling with their personal struggles and ties to the local mob. The film explores themes of identity, loyalty, and the harsh realities of street life.

The main characters are Charlie, played by Harvey Keitel, and his impulsive friend Johnny Boy, portrayed by Robert De Niro. Charlie, a small-time mobster, finds himself torn between his criminal associations and his own moral compass. Meanwhile, Johnny Boy's erratic behavior constantly puts their relationships and safety at risk.

"Mean Streets" is praised for its authentic portrayal of working-class life and its groundbreaking use of sound and visuals. Scorsese's kinetic directing style, coupled with a vibrant soundtrack, immerses the audience in the gritty and chaotic atmosphere of the neighborhood. The film's realistic characters and raw storytelling marked Scorsese's emergence as a major filmmaker in the industry.

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Anna Miko

Anna Miko enjoys writing more than reading books. But most of all she likes to write movie and series reviews. Being fond of classic cinema, she nevertheless is the author of many research works on contemporary visual arts. She also writes short essays on new movies and series helping others to navigate the world of modern cinema.

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