Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Edgard Varese, Mar 29, 2020.
One of my most prized possessions (along with my complete Route 66).
yes it's good but the PQ! of the 3 separate sets from Image that came out before the complete set are of better quality...but since they are both DVDs it doesn't really matter to me anymore...
As a HUGE SNF fan this is very cool to read.
1 of my all time favs, an amazing movie !!
Basket Case was good but its low budget shows, the lavish (in comparison) Frankenhooker is even better.
I met Annie
Met Annie a few times in the '80s-90s. Clothing swap party in the east village was one. Very nice and informed lady, so well respected as an activist for sex workers too.
Where exactly in NYC are those elevated train tracks where so many films are shot?!
The Out-of-Towners (1970) with Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis.
Brooklyn and Queens, for sure. Not sure about the Bronx.
The Anderson Tapes
Somebody mentioned The Warriors. Although it was shot in 1979 in NYC, the setting is more like a fantasy/alternate reality than an actual portrayal of NYC streetgang life.
Night Shift (1982) has a 70s feel and more of the gritty side of NY, though more of a comedy
I was actually going to mention this, but thought it had more of an 80’s feel. Same thing with Fort Apache, The Bronx and Prince of the City. They are certainly gritty, but reek more of blue/gray 1981 Reagan America than brown/orange 1974.
Another suggestion: Fame—gritty, but with the 1980’s just starting to bubble through.
Death Wish 3.
I'm kidding. That movie just cracks me up
The opening & closing credits of Welcome Back Kotter?
I was recently watching Romeo Is Bleeding, gritty 1993 crime drama starring Gary Oldman as a crooked detective and Lena Olin as the seductive Russian mafia siren. Real lowdown Brooklyn vibe as that's where most of the action takes place.
But I was thrown, and quite taken, with the house overlooking the massive cemetery that Oldman's character and his wife (played by Annabella Sciorra) lived in. It looked like a street in Brooklyn or Queens lined with two-story homes, and the backyards faced the cemetery. Anybody knows where that was filmed? (Sorry that this is a 90s reference, but 70s in spirit?)
If you're thinking of "The French Connection" chase scene, that was shot in Bensonsonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn, under what was then the B Train.
A lot of times when you see elevated trains in NY movies it's either in Brooklyn or Queens , or perhaps the Bronx. In "The Lost Weekend" from 1945, when Ray Milland wanders down the street looking for a pawn shop, that was unde the Third Avenue Elevated line in Manhattan , which has since been torn down
Fear City, on Netflix has some great footage of NYC in the 70s and 80s. It's about the fall of the 5 Mafia families.
In Manhattan, the only elevated train line is the #1 train at Broadway & 125th st and further uptown beginning at Dykman st. to the Bronx.
All lines in the Bronx (1, 2, 4, 5 & 6) are elevated except the Concourse Line (B, D)
Released in 1981 but steeped in Seventies after shocks....
Fort Apache, The Bronx Trailer 1981 Director
Starring: Danny Aiello, Ed Asner, Ken Wahl, Paul Newman, Rachel Ticotin,
It was also almost entirely shot in London.
When did the 70’s New York atmosphere end? It seems like the early 80’s still had that certain vibe.
We just watched that, it was excellent!
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