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New York in Film

Annie Hall (1977)

Directed by Woody Allen. Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon. 99 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Dead End (1937)

Directed by William Wyler. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, The Dead End Kids, Wendy Barrie, Claire Trevor, Allen Jenkins. 92 min. ; ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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Do the Right Thing (1989)

Director: Spike Lee. Cast: Danny Aiello (Sal), Ossie Davis (Da Mayor), Ruby Dee (Mother Sister), Richard Edson (Vito), Giancarlo Esposito (Buggin Out), Spike Lee (Mookie), Bull Nunn (Radio Raheem), John Turturro (Pino), Rosie Perez (Tina), Joie Lee (Jade), Sam Jackson (Mister Se~nor Love Daddy).

French Connection (1971)

Directed by William Friedkin. Cast: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi. Two tough, New York City detectives discover a plan to smuggle a large amount of pure heroin into the United States concealed in a car shipped from France. 104 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database Awards Academy Awards - Best Picture; Best Director Golden Globe Awards - Best Picture, Drama; Best Director Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement

Gangs of New York (2002)

Directed by Martin Scorsese. Cast: Leonardo Dicaprio, Daniel Day Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Henry Thomas, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson. 166 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Manhattan (1979)

Directed by Woody Allen. Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep, Anne Byrne. 96 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database See also: Rothman, William. "Woody Allen's New York." In: City that never sleeps : New York and the filmic imaginationEdited by Murray Pomerance. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007.

Mean Streets (1973)

Directed by Martin Scorsese. Cast: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson, Richard Romanus, Cesare Denova, George Memmoli, David Carradine, Robert Carradine. 96 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Naked City (1948)

Directed by Jules Dassin. Cast: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor, Ted DeCorsica. In this film-noir thriller, one of the first pictures filmed on location in New York City, a squad of homicide detectives roams through the seamier parts of the City as they solve a murder case. Through the use of a hidden camera, the movie gives viewers an unvarnished look at life in the city using the technique neorealism. ; Video Disc 171; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie DatabaseSee also: Neve, Brian.

New York Stories (1989)

"Life lessons" directed by Martin Scorsese; "Life without Zoe" Directed by Francis Coppola; "Oedipus wrecks" Directed by Woody Allen. Cast: Nick Nolte, Rosanna Arquette, Talia Shire, Giancarlo Giannini, Mia Farrow, Julie Kavner, Woody Allen, Mae Questel. A trilogy about life in the big city. "Life lessons" is the tale of a passionate painter torn between his obsession for his art and his infatuation with his sultry assistant. "Life without Zoe" is a wimsical fantasy of a very grown-up 12-year-old who brings charm and magic to life in New York.

On the Town (1954)

Directed by Stanley Donen & Gene Kelley. Cast: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin, Vera-Ellen. 98 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
Bukatman, Scott. "A Day in New York: On the Town and The Clock." In: City that never sleeps : New York and the filmic imagination

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