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Richard--W
11-15-2012, 11:39 AM
As a born & raised New Yorker (transplanted out west) who went to school there and used to make films there, I'm very interested in gathering films made on the streets of the Big Apple. Especially grungy films made by independents and documentarians in the 1950s through the 1970s. Some of the drama student and theater people I mixed with turn up in the the forgotten indies of the 1970s. Part of the appeal of 1970s blaxploitation films for me is the location photography showing the city I knew at the time. Anyhow, I'm making a list of NYC street films. What's missing? Anyone care to contribute some titles to this list:


1953 Little Fugitive -- Morris Engel
1953 Fear and Desire -- Stanley Kubrick
1955 Killer's Kiss -- Stanley Kubrick
1956 The Killing -- Stanley Kubrick
1956 On the Bowery -- Lionel Rogosin
1959 Shadows -- John Cassavetes
1961 Blast of Silence -- Allen Baron
1961 Dark Odyssey -- Radley Metzger
1961 The Young Savages -- John Frankenheimer
1962 The Connection -- Shirley Clarke
1962 Satan In High Heels -- Jerald Intrator
1963 America, America -- Elia Kazan
1963 The Moving Finger -- Larry Moyer
1964 The Cool World -- Shirley Clarke
1968 Confessions of a Psycho Cat -- Herb Stanley
1969 Who's That Knocking at My Door -- Martin Scorsese
1970 Joe -- John G. Avildsen
1971 Little Murders -- Alan Arkin
1973 Sisters -- Brian DaPalma -- Staten Island is NYC too
1975 Abigail Lesly Is Back In Town -- Joseph Sarno -- Long Island counts as well
1975 Laura's Toys -- Joseph Sarno -- Long Island
1978 Girlfriends -- Claudia Weill

Alex K.
11-15-2012, 11:42 AM
Off the top of my head:

Everything done in the Cinema of Transgression.

Basket Case.

There must be shit loads of B films made and shot in Manhattan but Basket Case sticks out the most to me.

Richard--W
11-15-2012, 11:54 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/movies/the-shirley-clarke-project-by-milestone-films.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Ian Jane
11-15-2012, 12:06 PM
Every seventies porno movie made on the east coast is bound to feature some decent location footage - most of the roughies of the sixties as well.

A few more obvious omissions:

Taxi Driver
Hardcore
Death Wish

Mark Tolch
11-15-2012, 12:11 PM
Mean Streets

Mark Tolch
11-15-2012, 12:12 PM
Also, great thread. I love NY films, especially when New York was a little more rough around the edges.

Derek Steckler
11-15-2012, 12:12 PM
There must be thousands but here are a few...

The Naked City
Panic in Needle Park
Who Killed Teddy Bear
Driller Killer
The Sex Killer
The Incident
most Larry Cohen films from the 70s
Born To Win
Carnival of Blood
Fleshpot on 42nd St
Fingers
early DePalma films like Greetings, Hi Mom, Murder a la Mod

Plus lots of documentaries like 50 Miles From Times Square, etc.

Ian Jane
11-15-2012, 12:38 PM
A few more....

King Of New York
Goodfellas
Serpico
The Warriors
Taking Of Pelham 123
Saturday Night Fever
CHUD
Cruising
French Connection
Requiem For A Dream
Summer Of Sam
Dressed To Kill
Fort Apache The Bronx

Also Carnival Of Blood - loads of great Coney Island footage shot in the 70s there.

Scott
11-15-2012, 04:33 PM
Night of the Juggler
Ms .45
Frankenhooker
Wolfen
Q the Winged Serpent
Exterminator 1 & 2
Nighthawks
Street Smart
Shakedown

Scott
11-15-2012, 04:56 PM
29th Street
Moscow on the Hudson
Across 110th Street
After Hours
Black Caeser
Central Park Drifter
China Girl
Cotton Comes to Harlem
Fear City
Kids
The Killing Hour
The Last Dragon
New York Ripper
Night Shift
The Protector
The Seven-Ups
Tenement
Year of the Dragon

Ehren H
11-15-2012, 05:28 PM
I know they're not really "street" movies, but personally I think the best location footage of NYC is usually in Woody Allen's movies. Gordon Willis' cinematography on Manhattan is still the best the city has ever looked in my mind. To me, NYC should always be in B&W and scored by Gershwin.

Oh, and all the early Findlay roughies have great NYC footage. I just watched one of the few hardcore films that Michael Findlay did, and it opens with some GREAT full-color shots of Times Square back in the day, including the marquis of a theater playing Snuff!

paul h.
11-15-2012, 09:14 PM
Liquid Sky (1982)
Times Square (1980)
Five Corners (1987)


these aren't necessarily in the 70's . In fact, they're in the 80's.

Robert W
11-15-2012, 09:28 PM
Godfather I and II.

Roderick
11-15-2012, 10:05 PM
Street Trash

Ian Jane
11-15-2012, 10:26 PM
Street Trash

A lot of that was Jersey, wasn't it?

Roderick
11-15-2012, 10:53 PM
A lot of that was Jersey, wasn't it?

IRRC it was Greenpoint, Brooklyn mostly.

Ian Jane
06-22-2017, 08:21 PM
Rad.


https://vimeo.com/221208817

More here:

http://gothamist.com/2017/06/22/1970s_nyc_movies.php#photo-1

memekera
06-26-2017, 02:00 PM
As a born & raised New Yorker (transplanted out west) who went to school there and used to make films there, I'm very interested in gathering films made on the streets of the Big Apple. Especially grungy films made by independents and documentarians in the 1950s through the 1970s. Some of the drama student and theater people I mixed with turn up in the the forgotten indies of the 1970s. Part of the appeal of 1970s blaxploitation films for me is the location photography showing the city I knew at the time. Anyhow, I'm making a list of NYC street films. What's missing? Anyone care to contribute some titles to this list:


Probably not what you wanted, but this is the thing that comes to my mind:

http://i.imgur.com/HJh2dmt.png

I had never been on NY, (and don't think I will ever be), but I imagine that today is impossible to see that street empty, as shown on that movie from 1961.

Alison Jane
06-26-2017, 02:25 PM
...but I imagine that today is impossible to see that street empty...

Not true! Depends on time and location. :)

George Barry
07-07-2017, 01:37 PM
Has Anton Holden's Aroused (1966) been mentioned?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060127/?ref_=nv_sr_4

It's an OK film, I think.

(&) Devil's Express AKA Gang Wars (1976)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKW-GHksSPk

King-Wasp
09-20-2017, 12:38 AM
Alphabet City (1984)

cmeffa
09-22-2017, 07:39 AM
Larry Cohen's Deadly Illusion (1987), the film finished by William Tannen, but still seems Cohen-esque to me.

George Barry
08-30-2018, 05:47 AM
Just watched this, Two Men In Manhattan (1959)
A lesser film of Jean-Pierre Melville, I think, but the film does have black & white street footage of NYC with principal cast throughout. Interiors shot in France.
Opening Credits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAgkwA0EDhs
Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o6vE8vrglM

George Barry
03-03-2019, 03:47 PM
Death On Credit (1980) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310990/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1 Not based on the Celine book.

I caught this film well over 30 years ago on TV. Though I recall little of it, it was shot in New York City, I believe. Has any other poor soul seen this movie? I think it was a Joseph Green tax shelter release. I suspect it was shot in the early 1970s given some of the cast and crew. Linda Boyce and Joseph H. Lewis (really?) are in the cast. Lucky Kargo is on top of a NYC building, shooting at someone in a scene that seems to have been inspired by Hired Killer (1966) with Robert Webber.

George Barry
03-14-2019, 05:40 AM
On TCM tonight, 3/14/19, 10:15 PM, Sweet Smell Of Success (1957). One of the best and darkest films set in New York City ever made.
Possibly Tony Curtis's best performance.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBbPlyHxj8c