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City That Never Sleeps free pdf New York, more than any other city, has held a special fascination for filmmakers and viewers. In every decade of Hollywood filmmaking, artists of the screen have fixated upon this fascinating place for its tensions and promises, dazzling illumination and fear-some darkness. The glittering skyscrapers of such films as ""On the Town"" have shadowed the characteristic seedy streets in which desperate, passionate stories have played out - as in ""Scandal Sheet"" and ""The Pawnbroker"". In other films, the city is a cauldron of bright lights, technology, empire, egotism, fear, hunger, and change - the scenic epitome of America in the modern age. From ""Street Scene"" and ""Breakfast at Tiffany's"" to ""Rosemary's Baby"", ""The Warriors"", and ""25th Hour"", the sixteen essays in this book explore the cinematic representation of New York as a city of experience, as a locus of ideographic characters and spaces, as a city of moves and traps, and as a site of allurement and danger. The contributors consider the work of Woody Allen, Blake Edwards, Alfred Hitchcock, Gregory La Cava, Spike Lee, Sidney Lumet, Vincente Minnelli, Roman Polanski, Martin Scorsese, Andy Warhol, and numerous others.

About Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is a professor in the sociology department at Ryerson University and the author and editor of numerous books, including Johnny Depp Starts Here (Rutgers University Press). Contributors include Aaron Baker, Scott Bukatman, Steven Alan Carr, David Desser, Wheeler Winston Dixon, Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, David A. Gerstner, Pamela Grace, Barry Keith Grant, Peter Lehman, William Luhr, Paula J. Massood, Joe McElhaney, Murray Pomerance, William Rothman, David Sterritt, Randy Thom, and Elisabeth Weis.

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Author : Murray Pomerance
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Data Published : 15 May 2007
ISBN : 0813540321
EAN : 9780813540320
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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