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N.Y., N.Y. (1957)

Not Rated | | Short | 17 January 2013 (USA)
A day in the life of the city and citizens of New York as seen through the fantastic eye, and the incredibly distorted optic lenses, of filmmaker Francis Thompson.

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Francis Thompson
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A nearly-wordless collage that follows a day in New York City from early morning to late at night. The day starts with a look at power generators, ready to light the city. At eight, an alarm clock goes off, people go to work on the subway, type, and break for lunch. In the evening, night clubs and jazz take over. The images are fanciful, abstract, and multiple, suggesting a kaleidoscope of color and activity. The soundtrack is light, breezy, and staccato. New York City is a place of bridges, skyscrapers, and motion. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

N.Y., N.Y.: A Day in New York See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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It has been reported that it took Francis Thompson over 20 years to make film and manufacture the special lenses used to create the surreal and fractured images that dominate it. He refused to reveal how he did it. See more »

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Info on screening this film
20 February 2004 | by torsion7See all my reviews

Those in the New York City area should know that a 16mm. print of this amazing film is in the reference collection of the Donnell Media center, a unit of the NY public Library. Anyone with a library card can sign up a week in advance to screen the film at the 53rd. Street location. It's well worth a visit for any of the hundreds of rare experimental titles from this era.

And if anyone knows of any other sources for N.Y.,N.Y., do comment here!


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