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World Film Locations: New York
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ISBN 9781841504827
Paperback 128 pages
Published September 2011
Imprint: Intellect
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Books by Scott Jordan Harris
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World Film Locations: New York is a visually compelling and incisively written examination, and celebration, of New York’s unique place in cinema. Essays focusing on quintessential New York filmmakers like Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese and those of the Beat movement are presented alongside others on key features of the New York landscape and role of the city in the imaginations of filmmakers and viewers. Over 45 reviews of location-specific scenes from films made and set in New York present a varied and thought-provoking collage of the city onscreen. Some scenes are iconic – King Kong scaling the Empire State Building – while others show the often un-discussed extent of New York’s role in filmmaking. The book is illustrated throughout with evocative, scene-specific screengrabs, stills of filming locations as they appear now and city maps that include location information for those keen to follow the ‘cinematic trail’ of this most photographed city, making World Film Locations: New York a guide for film fans wishing to tour New York either physically or in the imagination.

'“An elegant tribute to the films and locations that have given New York its private real estate in our minds. The contributors are so immediately readable and movie-savvy.” ' – Roger Ebert

'"These insightful, entertaining essays about classic films and the role their real-life New York locations play in them remind you why the city has been the setting for some of the greatest stories in the history of cinema. New York can be anything. It's a city of opulence and squalor, of magic and gritty realism. For anyone who loves the movies and loves New York, this book is a must. For anyone who doesn't... what the hell is wrong with you?"' – Don Payne, screenwriter of Thor, writer/consulting producer of The Simpsons

'"I knew the joy of New York long before I ever visited the city. The Godfather, The Apartment and Breakfast at Tiffany's all introduced me to the cinematic scope of one of the world's most vibrant cities. This book reminds me of that joy."' – Hardeep Singh Kohli, comedian and novelist

'Not just an invaluable resource but a great read. The sort of book you can dive into again and again, revisiting some of the most classic depictions of the greatest city in the world. The only question is this: do you keep it on your desk, atop a coffee table, or on the nightstand?' – Elizabeth Weitzman, Film Critic, NY Daily News

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