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New York in the 50's (2000)

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Based on the book by Dan Wakefield, the film combines stunning archival footage of New York with interviews of the icons of the day - Kerouac, Ginsberg, Baldwin, Mailer, Basie, etc. Offering modern day perspectives.

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Based on the book by Dan Wakefield, the film combines stunning archival footage of New York with interviews of the icons of the day - Kerouac, Ginsberg, Baldwin, Mailer, Basie, etc. Offering modern day perspectives.

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$4,552 (USA) (9 February 2001)

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kind of sad
7 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I only watched about 15 minutes of this movie it's all these people you've never heard of plus Joan Didion and one or two others of that ilk saying things like, "if you could make it there you could make it anywhere and that was a big appeal. you came to new york to get out from under of the bland conformity of the midwest and you could get rid of your background. there were always parties I remember parties. maybe that's cause I mostly came on the weekends. boy greenwich village there's nothing like THAT in Indiana!" with irritating constant jazz score and a montage that is just generic that fills in the spaces between snoozing heads and I have to add writers wore things to be interviewed in like collared shirt underneath a not exactly clashing sweatshirt but a not well added one to the shirt in question. it's like. oh brother. All the women say it was "glamorous". After 15 minutes I'm thinking to myself, "I'm going to watch this? not..."


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