New York In Film | Woody Allen’s Manhattan

I’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic lately about old New York. Full disclosure – I’m 37 years old. I was born in the 70’s when New York City was bad and dangerous. But I remember as a kid in the 80’s coming into Manhattan with my dad and feeling that certain feel that the city had. People who lived and/or worked in Manhattan belonged to a certain club. I have been working in and around Manhattan now for the past 15 or so years. Slowly, but surely Manhattan is losing that feel. Once in a good while you meet someone or go somewhere that still invokes that feeling. Or sometimes it’s a song or a book or a film. Many of the older Woody Allen films set in New York City have that feel, and none more that the eponymous Manhattan starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, & Meryl Streep. The movie shows flashes of iconic NYC buildings, scenes, and moments. The black and white photography and Gershwin soundtrack only add to the former allure and mystique of the city.

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