Suggestions for gritty NYC in the 70s movies

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Edgard Varese, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. SmallDarkCloud

    SmallDarkCloud Forum Resident

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    The climax of Coogan's Bluff was shot in Fort Tryon Park, just above 190th Street in Manhattan. It's not a particularly gritty part of Manhattan (many musicians from the New York Philharmonic and the New York City Opera live in the neighborhood), but about a decade ago, I lived two blocks away from the park (not a musician though).

    It was fun to watch the movie while being so close to the location where the climax takes place, recognizing it in every shot. Coogan's Bluff is the only film, that I know, ever shot in Fort Tryon Park (though the Law & Order shows have filmed there a few times).
     
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  2. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Not 70's but...Desperately Seeking Susan...great early 80's NYC Greenwich Village partially filmed near/on St Marks Place!
     
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  3. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

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    really good film ! jack lemmon and sandy dennis :love:
     
  4. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    going back to 1958/59...The Naked City! amazing footage!
     
  5. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Crazy Joe-1974
     
  6. Graham

    Graham Forum Resident

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    That’s 1948 and yes, the on location footage is incredible.
     
  7. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  8. Graham

    Graham Forum Resident

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  9. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    O' OK! I was referring to the TV show that I loved! nice links!
     
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  10. Edgard Varese

    Edgard Varese Royale with Cheese Thread Starter

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    Ok, that was an odd one. :laugh:
     
  11. jjhunsecker

    jjhunsecker Forum Resident

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    There's a great DVD of "Naked City" episodes that feature actors who later became famous, like Dustin Hoffman and Martin Sheen.
     
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  12. averica

    averica infinite rider on the big dogma

    not a movie obviously but i always thought the old Kojak show had a gritty NYC look about it
     
  13. Bluesman Mark

    Bluesman Mark But I'm innocent! Swan stole my music & framed me!

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    Technically though you're right. The character of Kojack, (named "Kojack" in this case, but still played by Telly Savalas), was the main one in the TV move The Marcus-Nelson Murders. The TV show was spun off from it, but the movie wasn't considered a pilot originally, as CBS decided to create a show around the character due to the ratings success of the movie.
     
  14. ando here

    ando here Forum Resident

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    Had the DVD at one point. Be nice to see again...

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    The Super Cops (1974, Gordon Parks)

    Behind the scenes spot-

     
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  15. Bluesman Mark

    Bluesman Mark But I'm innocent! Swan stole my music & framed me!

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    It's going to be on TCM this month.
     
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  16. BrentB

    BrentB Forum Resident

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    Not from the 70's, but a couple I thought could fit right in.
    Se7en
    King Of New York
     
  17. James Slattery

    James Slattery Forum Resident

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    When I was in college, I interviewed for a building security job with one of those cops. I assume he had left the force and was starting a security company but I believe he ddin't wind up getting the building contract. Wow, I had completely forgotten about that until now. Long time ago, back in the 70s.
     
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  18. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Senior Member

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    Released in April 1982: some of this movie was shot in 1979.

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    Hotel Broslin sign - 2 Hubert St. New York, NY. 10013
     
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  19. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I own this
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  20. jjhunsecker

    jjhunsecker Forum Resident

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    Then you have the whole shabang !
     
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  21. jjhunsecker

    jjhunsecker Forum Resident

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    I remember a show in the late 60s/early 70s on ABC- cop show filmed almost entirely in NYC starring Robert Hooks and Frank Converse - NYPD. I wonder if that's available on DVD- probably tons of great location footage
     
  22. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    yes, and I also have the 3 separate releases before the box...
     
  23. NickCarraway

    NickCarraway Forum Resident

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    St. Mark's is East Village
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    :)
     
  24. NickCarraway

    NickCarraway Forum Resident

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    Not a movie, and not made during the 70s, but HBO's The Deuce provides an amazingly accurate recreation of the sweaty, grimy, bankrupt, immoral, dangerous NYC we all long for.
     
  25. jjhunsecker

    jjhunsecker Forum Resident

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    As somebody who spent WAY too much time in Times Square in the 80s into the early 1990s (when they started the "redevelopment"), I can tell you it was very accurate. I read that 70s/80s porn star/escort Annie Sprinkle was one of the advisors on the show
     
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