I have some New York City guides in the works, so I’ve been dreaming of my favorite city a lot lately. Something this week made me think of Woody Allen’s 1979 film, Manhattan. I really liked this film and its quirky nature (notably, Allen). But I digress. The reason I mentioned it is that it has one of the most memorable openings of any film ever made. It’s a beautiful tribute to Manhattan.
I drool over the art direction–the black and white film, the shots of Manhattan, and the hilarious rhetoric about the city. Perhaps the most brilliant part of it is that it is set to Gershwin’s, Rhapsody in Blue. Something about that piece that just says “New York” perfectly.
This You Tube clip of it doesn’t quite do it justice, but you’ll get a good sense of it anyway. If you love New York, I recommend seeing it sometime.
Stay tuned for my NYC guide, coming soon!