Mr. White/Larry: If you shoot me in your dream you better wake up and apologize.Reservoir Dogs
It's a slow, bloody, intense and explosive debut for director, Quentin Tarantino.
Well written and intimately directed, Reservoir Dogs's really brilliant in the manner through which a "simple robbery gone wrong" is being told through the various characters, and as Tarantino digs into the characters the plot thickens ... a quite unique form of film making.
The cast was really interesting looking with their black suits on white shirts and wayfarers -- it's a pretty memorable costume, and besides Tarantino, praises should be given to Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and Steve Buscemi as they all performed well.
An artistic Mastery.
Before Goodfellas, Casino, Gangs of New York and The Departed, there was first Mean Streets, which is a truly original gangster tale from Martin Scorsese with Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro performing impeccably well.
Mean Streets's mise-en-scène is really impressive as it screams New York in a gritty manner for a movie shot in Los Angeles. But this is a landmark film for two legends -- Scorsese (with his Energetic, Stylish and Passionate direction of the film) and De Niro (as Danny Boy, a character that is about to self destruct; a role Joe Pesci would become famous for in upcoming Scorsese projects).
This 1973 classic is not just a great movie -- but a trend setter for grassroots gangster movies that would go on to shape Scorsese's career and others, a true Masterpiece.