Friday, May 2, 2008

New York City subway films of the 1970s

So I've been yammering away about the remake of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. It has made for some nice conversation at the bar. You know, great New York subway-related movies. Lo and behold, I found a clip on YouTube featuring "New York City subway films of the 1970s." (No French Connection or The Taking of Pelham One Two Three in this montage that includes Death Wish, King Kong and The Warriors.

Oh, speaking of The Warriors, this scene spooked me when I first saw the movie 100 years ago.

Now, it just seems kind of...funny. "Ohh, scarey! One of the guys from Loverboy with a falsetto is clinking those empty pony bottles together...Please stop!"


Jill said...

In subway movies, you neglect the all time best B movie CHUD - standing for Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers. (It's possible they lived in sewers not subways but I seem to remember subway tunnel scenes)

Grieve said...

Yes! That's a classic! Good call, Jill. I was also trying to recall if there was a subway scene in "Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan."