Celluloid Skyline : New York and the Movies
James SandersISBN: 0375710272;
Book DescriptionA tale of two cities -- both called "New York." The first is a real city, an urban agglomeration of millions. The second is a mythic city, so rich in memory and association and sense of place that to people everywhere it has come to seem real: the New York of such films such as 42nd Street , Rear Window , King Kong , Dead End , The Naked City , Ghostbusters , Annie Hall , Taxi Driver , and Do the Right Thing — a magical city of the imagination that is as complex, dynamic, and familiar as its namesake of stone and steel. As James Sanders shows in this deeply original work, the dream city of the movies — created by more than a century of films, from the very dawn of the medium itself — may hold the secret to the allure and excitement of the actual place. Here are the cocktail parties and power lunches, the subway chases and opening nights, the playground rumbles and rooftop...
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