Wednesday, September 22, 2010

'On the Bowery' held over through Tuesday



In case you haven't seen "On the Bowery" yet, then you still have some time: The Film Forum has extending the 1956 classic's run through Tuesday.

I saw it, and, like a dork, took photos of the signage.

Anyway!

Here's what New York's David Edelstein had to say about it this week ... "'On the Bowery' is the most important movie playing in New York: a window to the past, a dark glass on the present."

(I think he meant to write: "... the most important movie playing in New York NOT called "The Expendables." Woo!)



P.S.

Anyone wearing these...



...or these...



WILL NOT be admitted.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Hey now, hey! I've seen Bowery AND Expendables and loved 'em both! They just appeal to different facets of my personality, is all! (BUT I WON'T WOO.)

EV Grieve said...

Ha! I have too, Lisa! I was only teasing!

And I just read that there's The Expendables II in the works....

Lisa said...

Yay! (Altho I KNOW I would not pay to see a sequel to "On the Bowery" - what would that consist of, a bunch of numbnuts and SATC clones texting, drinking, hurling, woo-ing and fighting as they stumbled from bar to bar to overpriced condo in search of the next thrill or Fascist-run pool? Give me the winos nny day. They dressed more uniquely and had a more integrated sense of their surroundings.

Goggla said...

Saw it last night and really enjoyed it, especially the making-of film afterwards. Left the theater craving a drink, tho...

Bowery...so hard and sad. My very first NYC experiences took place there and I've since lived with the fear of ending up there, keeping one foot in the gutter at all times. And, I feel I know so many of those characters, which also makes me sad because it's a generation on the brink of oblivion.

But, how the Bowery has changed...to die there now would require being a multi-millionaire. I like the parting-shot (thought) of Ray hopping a freight train and disappearing forever...in a way, he not only escaped the Bowery, but Hollywood and the shallow culture that follows it.