The best way to ensure I watch something decent again is to watch a Scorcese film, so last night I re-watched Mean Streets.
A search on this site revealed that I have not re-watched this since beginning this blog, so that means I have not seen this for at least eight years. I barely remembered the story, so catching up again was a good thing, and reminded me of just how good this is, especially considering that it is Marty’s first proper motion picture.
Harvey Keitel and Robert DeNiro were very young looking, but stellar, and there was a great supporting cast. Some camera shots were fabulous, especially this scene with Harvey Keitel. Most of the filming for this was actually done in Los Angeles. There was a great soundtrack too, mostly 50’s and 60’s music, and this film was apparently one of the first to start the whole trend of having decent music soundtracks (it also took up almost half of the film’s budget in music fees).
I can’t quite give this a full ten, Marty went on to make even better films, but it is still a most fabulous film.
Date watched: October 6th
Film count 2016: 152