Suggestions for gritty NYC in the 70s movies

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

  1. action pact

    action pact Music Omnivore

    Manhattan was still pretty nasty in the mid '80s, when I left the east coast. I returned for a business trip in 1994, and was shocked by how clean Manhattan had become.

    Despite his latter day, uh, misadventures, Giuliani is pretty much the one responsible for cleaning up the city.
     
  2. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

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    I can't think of any but Network could have been the ticket if Peter Finch decided to turn his ranting up a notch to murder.
     
  3. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident

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    "Network" has been in my Top 10 for over 20 yrs... I always lump that movie with its predecessors, "Ace in the Hole" and "A Face In The Crowd"
     
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  4. RoyalScam

    RoyalScam Luckless Pedestrian

    To the OP and everyone who participated here...thanks! There will be hours-to-months of endless enjoyment for me tracking down many of these movies. I love this era.
     
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  5. Reamonnt

    Reamonnt Mr.T

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    Great stuff folks. Just thinking I have 3 streaming services and I bet I could only watch a few of the films mentioned.
     
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  6. zoostation

    zoostation Cover my face as the animals die.

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    Has anyone here said The Pope of Greenwich Village?
     
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  7. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident

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    No, but I recommend "Next Stop, Greenwich Village", although it might be too comedic for "gritty", but I'm sure it's in NYC.
     
  8. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

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    Good pick. I saw it a few years later than it's release.

     
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