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Remember NYC? And phones with cords? These films will remind you of the beautiful, infuriating, and funny city until you can visit again. Wishing you could get a taste of the Big Apple? Watching these movies about NYC can take you there, if only on screen.
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Highlights are songs Leonard Bernstein wrote for the original stage musical. The movie bounces between New York and San Francisco, but scenes in the Big Apple—at places like the Waldorf Astoria, Central Park, and the Serendipity 3 ice cream parlor—are guaranteed to generate the warm-and-fuzzies.
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Two key scenes take place, naturally, on the subway. Popeye traces Charnier, the drug kingpin, onto a subway car in Manhattan only to be duped in a game of cat-and-mouse as the Frenchman hops on and off an idling car in a station. In arguably the best car chase scene ever captured on film, Popeye commandeers a brown Pontiac in Brooklyn to hunt down an assassin who has commandeered an entire subway train on the elevated tracks above. According to IMDbit was filmed without city permits, making the scene nearly as dangerous in real life as it seemed on celluloid.
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Tough streets of the city costar in this Broadway musical brought to the screen by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise. This Romeo and Juliet in gangland, Jets vs. Barney Greengrass! Cafe Lalo! The Hudson River Greenway and Riverside Park: The heartwarming presence of all of these destinations is enough to take your mind off the fact that this movie is, uh, actually a dark commentary on capitalism destroying the independent shops and stores that make this city great.
Who would want to kill beautiful, well-liked Laura Hunt Gene Tierney?
Soon the detective is falling in love with Laura, too. Then one night, everything he thought he knew about her changes. Based on the bestselling novel by Rona Jaffe, this s drama some might call it a melodrama tells the story of three young women trying to make it in the big city.
The opening credit sequence is a memorable love letter to Manhattan, as the camera pans over the iconic skyline and makes its way down to the street, crowded with stylish worker bees hurrying to Rockefeller Center. The three women, played by Hope Lange, Suzy Parker, and Diane Baker, live and work together in book publishingand though elements of the storyline might feel dated today, this movie was almost certainly an inspiration to the creators of Mad Men and Sex and the City.
This terrific cult film shows New York during another kind of lockdown, a single night deated for street gangs to meet in the Bronx and discuss taking over the city. This is the s NYC hellscape imagined by mild-mannered citizens outside the city: ruthless girl gangs, artsy freaks on roller skates knife-fighting in the subway, race-baiting mooks, and street poetry—spouting gang leaders with Homeric afros.
And the cops. The movie was shot entirely on location and at night over a hot summer. Many movies set in New York City focus on its fast-paced energy and lively atmosphere, but the beautifully poignant Brooklyn leans into the fact that this city can be intensely lonely at times, especially for millions of immigrants who have left behind their families.
The scene in which the new couple visit a vibrant Coney Island will make you long to stroll the boardwalk with cotton candy in hand. Housebound with a broken leg in his Greenwich Village apartment, photographer L. Jeffries played by James Stewart spends his days and nights looking out his back windows and into the intimate lives of his archetypal downtown neighbors.
Long studied in cinema classes as the preeminent film about film and voyeurismRear Window is also the ultimate whodunit. Emily Blunt, as fashion assistant Emily Charlton, has never been better.
The film is about a college love triangle, a fierce ballet rivalry, and self-discovery in the big city. Put on your pearls and press play. But until then, pour a glass of champagne with a sugar cube in it and lose yourself in the over-the-top antics of this Italian family. In the world of Christmas movies, some would argue that the original Home Alone movie, set in a suburban Chicago home, is the better movie.
Over-the-top toy stores? Enormous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree? Luxurious hotels with room-service ice cream sundae bars? me up.
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Customer Service. A dance routine on the observation deck of the Empire State Building? Sinatra tap-dancing? Article continues below advertisement. The Best of Everything Watch It: AmazonGoogle PlayiTunes Based on the bestselling novel by Rona Jaffe, this s drama some might call it a melodrama tells the story of three young women trying to make it in the big city.