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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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9 February 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"New York in the 50's" is a sort of single-minded documentary of narrow appeal and opinion which boils down to a drone of yammering about the experiences of a few (mostly Dan Wakefield), their subjective perceptions and opinions, etc., does not paint much of a portrait of New York or the 50's or even New York in the 50's, and is sorely lacking in objectivity. In other respects the film is quite ordinary as well. Passable stuff which somehow got a three star rating by Tivo.


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