Tuesday, May 05, 2009

We watched two great NYC movies last week

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. Released in 1974 about the hijacking of a subway train. I didn't formally live in the city until 1988, but I visited it enough once my father moved there to know the city portrayed here. What a hilarious, great, quirky, wonderful, wonderful movie.

Man On Wire. Phillippe Petit's high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, also in 1974. The photos of him on the wire made my stomach lurch and it was hard to watch. But I'm so glad he did it, and so glad they made this movie.

They made me proud to be a New Yorker. God, I love New York. That New York, especially. Don't listen to what anyone tells you, that was a great time. I highly recommend both of these movies.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed Pelham--a great movie, a great NYC movie, full of great details.


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