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.
posted on 01/05/2009 8:00:30 PM PST
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.
posted on 01/05/2009 8:04:48 PM PST
(Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
Pelham 1 2 3 will be remade this year.
posted on 01/05/2009 9:18:51 PM PST
(I plan to give the new President the same respect and dignity the other side gave Bush.)
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