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« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2003, 08:34:30 AM »
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Scorsese's best film -- MEAN STREETS.  GoodFellas is great, but Mean Streets puts that film into perspective.  Mean Streets (celebrating its 30th year of existence) is Scorsese's most personal film, and it deals with his most important preoccupations -- Catholicism, sexual guilt, the Mafia, New York.  It is the first time he worked with De Niro.  This film represents the first true flowering of Scorsese's artistic genius.  Get the DVD, and study every frame and cut of this one.

Taxi Driver is a close second.  In fact, Mean Streets is my favorite film of all time, and Taxi Driver is my 2nd favorite of all time.

Going back to Mean Streets -- the ensemble acting by the four main principals (De Niro, Keitel, Richard Romanus, David Proval) is simply the best I've ever seen in any film.  These guys seem like they've known each other all their lives, they seem like they all grew up together in the same tight-knit neighborhood.

The camera work, the lighting, the slow-motion, the editing, the use of exisiting music -- Mean Streets is a must-see.
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« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2003, 10:27:55 AM »
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Then why didn't you vote for it?
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« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2003, 11:22:08 AM »
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Then why didn't you vote for it?


How do you vote?  

Why isn't Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore on the poll?  That's one of Scorsese's best films, and it won a Best Actress Oscar for Ellen Burstyn.
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« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2003, 11:23:37 AM »
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i think the poll only ran for a week or so

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« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2003, 11:33:10 AM »
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Just checked and it ran for 7 days. I hope Reece doesn't mind editing the post to leave it open poll.
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« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2003, 12:23:57 PM »
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Just checked and it ran for 7 days. I hope Reece doesn't mind editing the post to leave it open poll.

I would, but I'm not exactly sure how to edit a topic. Can anyone talk me through it?

As for "Alice doesn't live here anymore", I was trying to sift through all the documentaries and tv miniseries he's done trying to post only his feature length films. I was bound to miss a few. I can add it if you guys want.
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« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2003, 01:40:05 PM »
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in your posts, on the upper-right corner, next to "quote" is "edit."

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« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2003, 01:48:09 PM »
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It's been taken care of.
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« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2003, 01:54:47 PM »
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mac to the rescue

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« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2003, 01:55:52 PM »
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its pretty cool that someone voted for bringing out the dead

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« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2003, 07:33:15 PM »
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its insane no one voted for mean streets, one of his four masterpieces.

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« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2003, 07:37:35 PM »
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As for "Alice doesn't live here anymore", I was trying to sift through all the documentaries and tv miniseries he's done trying to post only his feature length films. I was bound to miss a few. I can add it if you guys want.


Scorsese has never directed anything for TV.  Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore spawned a sitcom called Alice, which Scorsese had nothing to do with.
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« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2003, 08:38:11 PM »
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Scorsese has never directed anything for TV.


I have the laser of the episode that Scorsese did for Spielberg's TV show "Amazing Stories" entitled "Mirror, Mirror" in which a horror director's monster creations come to life to haunt him.
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« Reply #43 on: February 15, 2003, 08:54:33 PM »
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scorsese did this funny cameo on 'curb your enthusiasm' last season.
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« Reply #44 on: February 16, 2003, 02:45:54 AM »
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I ain't voting til I've seen GONY (it looks incredible, I envy all who have seen it).
I love all the Scorcese films that I've seen (though the scene at the end of 'Casino' where Pesci and his brother get beaten to a bloody mess in the fields nearly traumatised me).
I have yet to see 'Kundun' (but I hear I'm not missing much).
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