Showing posts with label destroying New York in the movies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label destroying New York in the movies. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

EV Grieve Etc.: Mourning edition

[The Bowery and East Third Street]

Live coverage of Occupy Wall Street's M1NYC (Runnin' Scared)

The last night at the Lakeside (The New York Times/City Room)

The Living Theater tries to stay alive (The Lo-Down)

Another specialty shop closes on Eighth Street (Jeremiah's Vanishing NY)

The Lower East Side Heritage Film Series continues at the Seward Park Branch Library (BoweryBoogie)

Off-duty NYPD officer arrested for DWI after crashing car on Second Avenue and East 11th Street (Daily News)

The New York of the Psychedelic Furs (Flaming Pablum)

An 'End of Chelsea Hotel' art bash (Living With Legends)

And via Gothamist, the trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises," in which the Williamsburg Bride blows up at the 50-second mark...

Per Gothamist: "At least we still have the L train!"

Saturday, April 11, 2009


The 1976 version of "King Kong" is playing on AMC these days. It's fun in that hey-here's-an-awful-movie-playing-now-on-AMC-and-don't-Jessica-Lange-and-Jeff-Bridges-make-a-nice-couple? kind of way.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

"A thousand crisscrossing fictions"

"Picture Cary Grant in Hitchcock’s 1959 thriller 'North by Northwest' being hustled out of the hotel and into the back seat of a parked car by two goons, having been mistaken for another man. 'Don’t tell me where we’re going,' Grant quips. 'Surprise me.' The car peels away and we are swiftly sealed in another world, our familiar surroundings receding in the rear-view mirror.

"Standing at the same corner half a century later, it’s not hard to feel a curious dissonance between the two places. There’s the tangible New York of concrete and smog, and there’s what the film historian James Sanders has called the 'mythic New York,' the dreamy celluloid landscape of a thousand crisscrossing fictions."
(The New York Times)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

About that earthquake in NYC

Curbed had the post yesterday about the earthquake that will likely wipe us out.

(How will the affect your weekend? Don't know!) Meanwhile, here's a scene from the 1933 film Deluge, in which an earthquake LEVELS NEW YORK CITY. And the rest of the country. IT CAN TOTALLY HAPPEN! Run!

Still. I'm more worried about this...seeing as I live on a lower floor and all...

Thursday, July 17, 2008