Saturday, February 23, 2008

New York in the Movies

Few cities are as lovingly or disturbingly captured on film as New York. Think of two iconic New York films of the 1970s: "Taxi Driver" and "Manhattan." In the former, the city is a vile wasteland of human degradation and violence; in the latter, it is a playground for lovers. Whatever you think of this town, there is probably some movie that expresses your view. This New York Times City Room artilces lists all the great, and not so great, New York movies, from "42nd Street" in 1933 to "Michael Clayton" in 2007.

We Love This Dirty Town (On Film)

I could write for hours and hours about NYC in the movies but ultimately it would just be a dialogue with myself. I'm more interested in what other people think. So what is your favorite New York City movie?

1 comment:

  1. I actually just bought Manhattan recently on DVD, but haven't had a chance to watch it yet. :)

    Fave NYC movies: Breakfast at Tiffany's, and, I have to admit, You've Got Mail. lol


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