Films set in New York City
Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:50 AM
My list of movies that I thought of while reading the article. I stopped at 12:
My Man Godfrey 1936
On the Town 1949
Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961
Last exit to Brooklyn 1990
West Side Story 1961
The French Connection 1971
Dog Day Afternoon 1975
After Hours 1985
Working Girl 1989
Do the Right Thing 1989
King of New York 1990
Last Days of Disco 1998
Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:10 AM
There is a distinction between “set in New York City” and “shot in New York City.” Probably the movie most successful at evoking the city atmosphere while not actually shooting there is “The Clock” directed by Vincente Minnelli, with Judy Garland and Robert Walker.
I also like “The Pope of Greenwich Village” – very enjoyable “city” movie with great performances.
Posted 16 June 2011 - 12:54 PM
Posted 16 June 2011 - 01:52 PM
Regarding "Manhattan": without Gordon Willis' photography, it's a much different - less romantic, smaller - film.
Posted 16 June 2011 - 04:29 PM
"On the Waterfront" is a good choice, Quiggin.
I also think of a more recent movie, "In America."
The director Joan Micklin Silver holds the interesting distinction of making a very good and beautifully detailed New York movie, "Hester Street," and following up later with a hopelessly meretricious one, "Crossing Delancey."
I also like the Little Italy of The Godfather, Part II, although it's not a New York picture.
Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:31 PM
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