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The most "New York" movie?

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Honestly for me and my childhood, and the way I remember NYC from.back then, I gotta go with......

 

Ghostbusters. 

 

The original, 1984. I can "feel" and smell the city in some scenes LOL. 

 

How about you guys? 

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Hmmm ….

Bronx Tale, Goodfellas and Once Upon a Time in America come to mind but my vote is for The Wanderers 

 

 

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Woody Allen's Manhattan probably needs to make the list somewhere.  

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9 hours ago, Jetsfan80 said:

Woody Allen's Manhattan probably needs to make the list somewhere.  

A lot of Woody Allen movies would qualify,  but for me they have no real connection. 

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15 hours ago, The Crimson King said:

Hmmm ….

Bronx Tale, Goodfellas and Once Upon a Time in America come to mind but my vote is for The Wanderers 

 

 

Good list but I'd add, The Godfather, Sleepers, I'd even add Cinderella man and Midnight Cowboy, Serpico, Dog day afternoon, French Connection.

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6 hours ago, Jet_Engine1 said:

A lot of Woody Allen movies would qualify,  but for me they have no real connection. 

That one did.  The Gershwin music coupled with Woody having several lines demonstrating his adoration for the city....it was like a 2 hour love story to NYC.  

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2 hours ago, southparkcpa said:

Good list but I'd add, The Godfather, Sleepers, I'd even add Cinderella man and Midnight Cowboy, Serpico, Dog day afternoon, French Connection.

My Grandfather worked the Braddock v Baer fight, NYPD. Told my Dad and Uncles about it. Both Braddock and Max Baer were apparently decent guys and were friendly towards each other, none of the animosity as portrayed in the movie was reality.

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55 minutes ago, joewilly12 said:

Rants-Raves-Feelings section really needed. 

You mean, like, maybe a forum about random subjects? Maybe an, I don't know, "Lounge" type area, where random topics are discussed? Something like that? 

 

 

"I dont like talking about things, but when I do, it makes no sense!"

-joewilly12  January, 2020

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1 hour ago, jetstream23 said:

Escape from New York. lol

1970s New York. Yup.  

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Best: Do The Right Thing, Warriors, Escape from New York, Basketball Diaries, Saturday Night Fever, Sleepers, Rounders, He Got Game, Gangs of New York

Bestest Best: New Jack City

Bestest Best of all the Rest: Short Circuit 2

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There are so many which bring back memories of growing up in NYC during the 60s and 70s.  I can vividly see the grimy, sleazy Times Square area depicted in Midnight Cowboy.  Or NYC when it was seemingly down for the count in flicks like Serpico or The French Connection.  Plus, a sweet movie like Anne Bancroft's Fatso reminds me of an idyllic Greenwich Village.

As for Woody Allen?  No one ever shot the City better.  Every angle is like a master stroke from a gifted painter.

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19 minutes ago, Jet_Engine1 said:

You mean, like, maybe a forum about random subjects? Maybe an, I don't know, "Lounge" type area, where random topics are discussed? Something like that? 

 

 

"I dont like talking about things, but when I do, it makes no sense!"

-joewilly12  January, 2020

What flavor/brand of  popcorn do you like when watching movies. 

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Just recalled two quirky flicks I enjoyed:  Liquid Sky and Scorsese's After Hours.

EDIT:  And who could forget the comedy gold of NYC based flicks like The Out of Towners, The Odd Couple or Moonstruck.

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24 minutes ago, munchmemory said:

There are so many which bring back memories of growing up in NYC during the 60s and 70s.  I can vividly see the grimy, sleazy Times Square area depicted in Midnight Cowboy.  Or NYC when it was seemingly down for the count in flicks like Serpico or The French Connection.  Plus, a sweet movie like Anne Bancroft's Fatso reminds me of an idyllic Greenwich Village.

As for Woody Allen?  No one ever shot the City better.  Every angle is like a master stroke from a gifted painter.

Brothers McMullen.  Pope of Greenwich Village.  

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45 minutes ago, southparkcpa said:

Brothers McMullen.  Pope of Greenwich Village.  

Great ones.  "They cut off my thumb!".  

And I had such a crush on Maxine Bahns and a young Connie Britton in McMullen.  Dug the movie, too.  Lots of laughs.

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Working Girl with Melanie Griffith was such an 80s flick.  I did that commute from Staten Island to NYC.

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Always thought State of Grace with Gary Oldman was an underrated NY flick.

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9 hours ago, munchmemory said:

Great ones.  "They cut off my thumb!".  

And I had such a crush on Maxine Bahns and a young Connie Britton in McMullen.  Dug the movie, too.  Lots of laughs.

Get it right..  They TOOK my thumb! :)   .19 mark

 

 

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Big

Muppets take Manhattan

Summer of Sam

Kids

Midnight Cowboy

Do the Right Thing

CBGB

Ghostbusters 

Crocodile Dundee 

 

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On 1/16/2020 at 12:17 PM, southparkcpa said:

Good list but I'd add, The Godfather, Sleepers, I'd even add Cinderella man and Midnight Cowboy, Serpico, Dog day afternoon, French Connection.

Sleepers was going to be one of mine.

 

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On 1/16/2020 at 4:25 PM, #27TheDominator said:

No votes for the Warriors or Mean Streets?

"Warrrriorss, come out to Play-ay"

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On 1/16/2020 at 6:16 PM, RutgersJetFan said:

Best: Do The Right Thing, Warriors, Escape from New York, Basketball Diaries, Saturday Night Fever, Sleepers, Rounders, He Got Game, Gangs of New York

Bestest Best: New Jack City

Bestest Best of all the Rest: Short Circuit 2

New Jack City: I starred in that one.

Ok, my car was in it.

OK, just the front bumper and wheel

Remember the opening scene? A girl is yelling for help. Wesley Snipes and his henchman are holding a guy over the railing of the 59th St Bridge who they eventually drop. This was in the summer when we used to drive to work in Manhattan then across that bridge to Northern Blvd for the daily Mets game. We're coming across in the right lane and in the extra lane that ran along side we see this girl yelling "help me ! help me ! they're going to kill him ! "  I throw the car in park and Mrs. Crimson starts laughing, "you idiot !" and points out the cameraman on his belly behind her and the helicopter off the bridge to our right, "besides, what are you going to do, him them with your briefcase?" Sure enough, the movie comes out and opens with that scene. After Snipes drops the guy, they pull a long shot and start the credits and our '82 Celica GTS noses into the scene before they cut it.  A couple of years later, that car got stolen, Figured they wanted it as a collectors item as a "movie car"

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On 1/16/2020 at 1:52 PM, JoeC36 said:

Wall Street

One of my all-time faves. You get a tour of Manhattan too. Downtown, Bud Fox’s uptown apartment, Tavern on the Green, Central Park, etc. 

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Mrs Crimson just saw this and wanted to add her two cents:

West Side Story and Rear Window

She also said that Saturday Night Fever is ineligible. The whole thing is made up. The movie is based on a New Yorker article by an Australian who was sent here and never left his hotel room. The characters, the style and the way they acted were all pure fiction. The venue wasn't anything more than a dive two blocks from where she grew up in Dyker Heights. Unfortunately, it caught in so big that the Odyssey became big time, kids (called China Dolls and Chisel Heads by the locals after this) started dressing and acting like it and the dance culture took over. Set back music 20 years at least. If nothing else though, the floor that Travolta danced on made it to the Guggenheim. 

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Way too many

But I watched one from the 70s the other day. "Across 110th Street" with Anthony Quinn .

How about 'The French Connection"

Loved those cop movies from that era.

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7 minutes ago, slowmoe57 said:

Way too many

But I watched one from the 70s the other day. "Across 110th Street" with Anthony Quinn .

How about 'The French Connection"

Loved those cop movies from that era.

who among us, at least of a certain age, drives under the el and doesn't think about French Connection?

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On 1/16/2020 at 6:16 PM, RutgersJetFan said:

Bestest Best of all the Rest: Short Circuit 2

excited lets go GIF

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