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Monday, October 13, 2014


Mean Streets is one of my favorite films and certainly my favorite of Scorsese. It's raw and pure power. Lurching forward with such creative energy. Young DeNiro and Keitel - who are amazing.

Here's how the title came out:

The title for the film came from Raymond Chandler, who wrote in The Simple Art of Murder:
In everything that can be called art there is a quality of redemption. It may be pure tragedy, if it is high tragedy, and it may be pity and irony, and it may be the raucous laughter of the strong man. But down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid.

 Click on the link below to read a great article on the film. There's also a trailer and great pics: