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)
To: Clemenza; Borges
I could watch Robert Shaw read the phonebook. Nobody of his calibre in Hollywood today.
posted on 01/05/2009 9:14:27 PM PST
(~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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