Thursday, March 24, 2011

NYC 1983

Thanks to EV Grieve reader Crazy Eddie for sending this link along... Andrew Sullivan posted this yesterday at the Atlantic (via The Daily What)... a stop-action tour of NYC circa 1983... (and look — no cellphones!)



Here's the description:

A five minute film by Rick Liss.
A portrait of New York City circa early 1980s.
Which was an extremely fertile time creatively in New York City. This is a record of the city at that time.
Music principally by Laurie Anderson

[Oops! I didn't realize that Alex had this over at Flaming Pablum on March 15!]

7 comments:

NYCDreamin said...

Alex over at Flaming Pablum had this about a week ago too - cool video!

EV Grieve said...

AHH! Thanks for letting me know. (Sorry about that Alex!)

Alex in NYC said...

I'll get you, Grieve!!! :)

Yeah, I found it on YouTube, then Bowery Boogie piked it up, then HuffPo picked it up from him and then Salon picked it up from HuffPo and the whole thing snowballed.

EV Grieve said...

VIRAL!!!

Lisa said...

Yeah, no cell phones, no hipsters, but instead much-missed things like Checker cabs and the World Trade Center...

A lovely ride, thanks to all who made it possible to see.

Marty Wombacher said...

This is a great piece of film! It's going to be depressing walking to work past the Bed Bath and Beyond, Olive Garden and other eyesores on the way after seeing this, though. I love the fact they cut Tarzan into it!

Goggla said...

That was like an entire Saturday squeezed into 5 minutes. I'm exhausted! lol