Sunday, March 29

Mean Streets - Martin Scorsese (1973)

Wikipedia - "Mean Streets is a 1973 crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and co-written by Scorsese and Mardik Martin. The film stars Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro. ... Charlie (Harvey Keitel) is a young Italian-American man who is trying to move up in the local New York Mafia but is hampered by his feeling of responsibility towards his reckless friend Johnny Boy (Robert De Niro), a small-time gambler who owes money to many loan sharks. Charlie works for his uncle Giovanni (Cesare Danova), the local caporegime, mostly collecting debts. He is also having a secret affair with Johnny Boy's cousin Teresa (Amy Robinson), who has epilepsy and is ostracized because of her condition—especially by Charlie's uncle."
Roger Ebert
The impact of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Mean Streets’(Video)
What’s the Big Deal?: Mean Streets (1973)
YouTube: Mean Streets theatrical trailer, $10 on a $2,000 debt, Q&A with Martin Scorsese, "Mean Streets" 49:00