Hmm…Manhattan Movie Memories. I know what you’re thinking… “Not ANOTHER blog about movies, that let me guess… are MADE IN MANHATTAN!” Well, Dear Reader, you’re right. BUT I’ll be doing things a little (actually A LOT) differently here.
This blog will be dedicated to my love for CLASSIC movies (as well as CLASSIC TV shows) that were all filmed or took place in New York City. And by “CLASSIC”, I mean movies that were made from the 1930s through the 1970s when men were men, women were women and sometimes the dialogue moved faster than Eve Harrington eclipsed Margo Channing! I will also discuss the neighborhoods where these movies and TV shows were filmed and compare how those locations have changed over the years. As a native New Yorker I believe it was during this period when New York City was at its most exciting, most gritty, most influential and yes, at times, its most dangerous. And it’s a time period I’m absolutely fascinated with!
I will also occasionally profile the men and women behind the scenes who helped make these movies so memorable. There will also be profiles of well-known (and not so well known) New York City locations that played a role in these classic gems.
But of course, this will definitely not be a one-sided conversation. I’m here for YOU Dear Reader, so if you read anything here that inspires you, angers you or just plain old moves you, please feel free to leave me a comment. After all, that’s what a good movie, (ESPECIALLY one filmed in NYC should do)…make you FEEL!
So if you’re like me and can’t turn away from an old black and white gem, then I think you’re going to like it here. If you’re like me and are a native New Yorker or just an arm chair visitor who loves the NYC of the good, old days, then I think you’re gonna love it here! Elaine
P.S. Ninety percent of the movie reviews I write include spoilers. When I love a movie I really LOVE a movie and want to talk about the whole thing and share the love! I can’t help it!
I love black and white movies. I also love old New York City. I was also born about fifty years too late to have experienced either of these things first hand. Thanks however, to Turner Classic Movies, the internet and memories of growing up watching the old black and white five o’clock after school movies, I think I’ve become enough of a connoisseur to combine these two loves into hopefully, one amazing blog!
Among my other interests are traveling, my dog Lulu, listening to music, interior decorating and avoiding exercising at any cost.