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To: Clemenza

Speaking of NYC films have you seen ‘The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3’? one of the best NY films ever and a perfect time capsule of the era.


39 posted on 01/05/2009 8:00:30 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges
My fave scene in that film is where after thinking that his Japanese guests couldn't speak a word of English (and therefore making things up while giving them a tour of the MTA control center), the Japanese thank Mattau's character in perfect English.

A damn shame the other great NY Subway film from that era ("The Incident," featuring a very young Martin Sheen) is not out on DVD.

Check out "The Celluloid Skyline" by James Sanders, THE definitive book on NYC in the movies.

40 posted on 01/05/2009 8:04:48 PM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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To: Borges

Pelham 1 2 3 will be remade this year.


42 posted on 01/05/2009 9:18:51 PM PST by 3catsanadog (I plan to give the new President the same respect and dignity the other side gave Bush.)
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