Friday, August 29, 2008

The grittiest, most realistic 90 seconds of any film ever set in New York City

Unfortunately, I couldn't find the particular clip that I was looking for from Taxi Driver. Or The French Connection. Or Sweet Smell of Success. Or...

But! We do have Weekend at Bernie's. Which is appropriate since this classic from 1989 is set during Labor Day weekend. I'm still trying to figure out what route our heroes took to work...

Meanwhile,...I can't remember what the critics thought. They loved it too, right?



Anonymous said...

Other NYC gritty moments in film:
King Kong or the colorized
; Taking of Pelham 1,2,3 (FYI-Denzel Washington and John Travolta will be starring on the re-make set for release in 2009); Mean Streets; Sid and Nancy -- Trailer;
Annie Hall

Anonymous said...

Great list...And I really wish that they weren't remaking TP 1,2,3. Still, at some point, I guess we have to accept the fact that every movie will eventually be remade.