History Film / MeanStreets

30th May '17 4:52:39 AM AP
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* MadeOfIron: The drunk played by Creator/DavidCarradine, who gets shot three times, turns and grabs his assailant and drags him out of the bathroom, gets shot a fourth time, grabs his assailant again, and appears to be winning the fight by the time they roll out into the street and he collapses. The gang marvels at this, and comparisons to [[RasputinianDeath Rasputin]] are made.

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* MadeOfIron: The drunk played by Creator/DavidCarradine, David Carradine, who gets shot three times, turns and grabs his assailant and drags him out of the bathroom, gets shot a fourth time, grabs his assailant again, and appears to be winning the fight by the time they roll out into the street and he collapses. The gang marvels at this, and comparisons to [[RasputinianDeath Rasputin]] are made.
30th May '17 3:16:50 AM AP
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It was also the first of Scorsese's films to deal with the mob, a subject he returned to with ''Film/GoodFellas'' and ''Film/{{Casino}}'', later noting that all three films represent an [[MythArc informal trilogy]] of the Italian American mob from [[SerialEscalation low-level hoodlums to power brokers]].

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It was also the first of Scorsese's films to deal with the mob, a subject he returned to with ''Film/GoodFellas'' and ''Film/{{Casino}}'', later noting that all three films represent an [[MythArc [[ThematicSeries informal trilogy]] of the Italian American mob from [[SerialEscalation low-level hoodlums to power brokers]].
15th Feb '17 2:05:43 PM JulianLapostat
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* ShoutOut: There are many movie references even this early in Scorsese's oeuvre:
** The film Charlie, Johnny Boy and Teresa go to is ''Ligeia'' by Creator/RogerCorman (producer and Scorsese's old boss). The film is Scorsese's personal favorite of Corman's Poe films.
** The finale, the montage of Johnny Boy's mooks friends and associates in their own life, intercut with Johnny and Charlie in the aftermath of the attack is structured like the end of ''Film/IVitelloni'' only with the opposite ending, [[spoiler:the hero leaves the town in Creator/FedericoFellini's film but Scorsese's hero fails]].



* SliceOfLife: There isn't much of a plot, although Charlie's efforts to keep Johnny Boy from fucking up form a theme of sorts. It's basically a study of the lives of some mooks over a few days.

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* SliceOfLife: There isn't much of a plot, although Charlie's efforts to keep Johnny Boy from fucking up form a theme of sorts. It's basically a study of the lives of some mooks over a few days. Very much like the film's inspiration, ''Film/IVitelloni''.
7th Feb '17 10:45:13 AM lbmcc2000
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''Mean Streets'' is a 1973 film directed by Creator/MartinScorsese and starring Creator/HarveyKeitel as Charlie, a morally and spiritually conflicted young mobster, and Creator/RobertDeNiro as Johnny Boy, his immature and irresponsible best friend. Charlie has his hands full keeping the reckless Johnny Boy on the straight and narrow. At the same time, Charlie is having an affair with Johnny's sister, Teresa, but keeping it secret because Teresa is an epileptic and the community shuns her for this.

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''Mean Streets'' is a 1973 film directed by Creator/MartinScorsese and starring Creator/HarveyKeitel as Charlie, a morally and spiritually conflicted young mobster, and Creator/RobertDeNiro as Johnny Boy, his immature and irresponsible best friend. Charlie has his hands full keeping the reckless Johnny Boy on the straight and narrow. At the same time, Charlie is having an affair with Johnny's sister, cousin, Teresa, but keeping it secret because Teresa is an epileptic and the community shuns her for this.
2nd Jul '16 6:20:11 PM NinjaLore
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* BingeMontage: The scene where there's a FaceCam in front of a very tipsy Charlie at a party is a textbook example and arguably is the TropeNamer.

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* BingeMontage: The scene where there's a FaceCam in front of a very tipsy Charlie at a party is a textbook example and arguably is the TropeNamer.example.



* {{Facecam}}: Used during Charlie's aforementioned BingeMontage.

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* {{Facecam}}: Used during Charlie's aforementioned BingeMontage. Arguably the TropeMaker for "Facecam = intoxicated."
26th May '16 4:02:29 PM Mdumas43073
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It was also the first of Scorsese's films to deal with the mob a subject he returned to with ''Film/GoodFellas'' and ''Film/{{Casino}}'', later noting that all three films represent an [[MythArc informal trilogy]] of the Italian American mob from [[SerialEscalation low-level hoodlums to power brokers]].

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It was also the first of Scorsese's films to deal with the mob mob, a subject he returned to with ''Film/GoodFellas'' and ''Film/{{Casino}}'', later noting that all three films represent an [[MythArc informal trilogy]] of the Italian American mob from [[SerialEscalation low-level hoodlums to power brokers]].
26th May '16 4:02:13 PM Mdumas43073
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->''It's all bullshit except the pain. The pain of hell. The burn from a lighted match increased a million times. Infinite. Now, ya don't fuck around with the infinite. There's no way you do that. The pain in hell has two sides. The kind you can touch with your hand; the kind you can feel in your heart... your soul, the spiritual side. And ya know... the worst of the two is the spiritual. ''

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->''It's ->''"It's all bullshit except the pain. The pain of hell. The burn from a lighted match increased a million times. Infinite. Now, ya don't fuck around with the infinite. There's no way you do that. The pain in hell has two sides. The kind you can touch with your hand; the kind you can feel in your heart... your soul, the spiritual side. And ya know... the worst of the two is the spiritual. ''"''
28th Jul '15 4:07:28 PM jamespolk
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Added DiffLines:

* EnterStageWindow: Johnny Boy does this to get into Teresa's apartment, finds Teresa and Charlie embracing, and finds out about their affair.


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* SliceOfLife: There isn't much of a plot, although Charlie's efforts to keep Johnny Boy from fucking up form a theme of sorts. It's basically a study of the lives of some mooks over a few days.
28th Jul '15 3:58:18 PM jamespolk
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'''Mean Streets'' is a 1973 film directed by Creator/MartinScorsese and starring Creator/HarveyKeitel as Charlie, a morally and spiritually conflicted young mobster, and Creator/RobertDeNiro as Johnny Boy, his immature and irresponsible best friend.

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'''Mean ''Mean Streets'' is a 1973 film directed by Creator/MartinScorsese and starring Creator/HarveyKeitel as Charlie, a morally and spiritually conflicted young mobster, and Creator/RobertDeNiro as Johnny Boy, his immature and irresponsible best friend.friend. Charlie has his hands full keeping the reckless Johnny Boy on the straight and narrow. At the same time, Charlie is having an affair with Johnny's sister, Teresa, but keeping it secret because Teresa is an epileptic and the community shuns her for this.



* BlowingSmokeRings: At the party for the returning soldier, Michael sits and calmly blows smoke rings while the others get louder and drunker, showing how he's somewhat removed from their circle.



* CreatorCameo: Martin Scorsese plays hood Jimmy Shorts.

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* CreatorCameo: Martin Scorsese plays hood Jimmy Shorts.Shorts, the one who takes the shots at Johnny Boy at the end.



* DoorClosesEnding: Sort of. The very last shot shows some of the windows of the apartment building. The old lady (played by Martin Scorsese's mother) in the far right window lowers her blinds. SmashToBlack.



* MadeOfIron: The drunk played by Creator/DavidCarradine, who gets shot three times, turns and grabs his assailant and drags him out of the bathroom, gets shot a fourth time, grabs his assailant again, and appears to be winning the fight by the time they roll out into the street and he collapses.

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* ISOStandardUrbanGroceries: Does Teresa have a long French bread roll sticking out of the grocery bag she carries home? Is there a quart of milk in there? Yes and yes.
* MadeOfIron: The drunk played by Creator/DavidCarradine, who gets shot three times, turns and grabs his assailant and drags him out of the bathroom, gets shot a fourth time, grabs his assailant again, and appears to be winning the fight by the time they roll out into the street and he collapses. The gang marvels at this, and comparisons to [[RasputinianDeath Rasputin]] are made.


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* NoEnding: Michael, having been pushed way too far by Johnny Boy, stages a drive-by assault as Charlie is driving Johnny to Brooklyn with Teresa tagging along. After Jimmy Shorts pumps bullets into their car, Charlie crashes. Johnny is shot in the neck but apparently not fatally, as he stumbles away from the car. Charlie exits the car, shot in the hand. Teresa is also able to walk away, helped out by the [=EMTs=] after suffering a cut on the scalp. There's a quick montage of other characters from the film. Then the film ends.
27th Jul '15 9:41:17 PM jamespolk
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* TheBigRottenApple: New York looks rotten, filthy, awful. About thirty seconds in there's a shot of a guy shooting up in a bar bathroom.



* CreatorCameo: Martin Scorsese plays hood Jimmy Shorts.



* MadeOfIron: The drunk played by Creator/DavidCarradine, who gets shot three times, turns and grabs his assailant and drags him out of the bathroom, gets shot a fourth time, grabs his assailant again, and appears to be winning the fight by the time they roll out into the street and he collapses.



* {{Mooks}}: One of the earliest known uses of the term thereby making the film a TropeNamer.

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* {{Mooks}}: One of the earliest known uses of the term thereby making the film a TropeNamer. The whole movie, in fact, is about the day-to-day life of low-level mooks.
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