Tuesday, January 23, 2007

And the winner is…

Well, another year…and no Oscar nomination. It shouldn’t be surprising, in that we’re not actors, directors, writers or producers, but still, it just…hurts. We will try to recover from our loss by remembering that we live in one of the cinema’s most beautifully filmed cities. Some favorite screen captures?

Ghostbusters (1984) – It’s one of the most revisited films based in NYC. Shot throughout the city, from Central Park West to Tribeca to some great scenes in Midtown. One of our favorites? A hysterical Rick Moranis at Tavern on the Green. It still cracks us up to think about it.

When Harry Met Sally (1989) – It’s one of those scenes that’s just unforgettable. Well, we think that Katz’s pastrami sandwiches are pretty unforgettable, and the mere mention of Meg Ryan is enough to get us salivating.

Ransom (1996) – Yes, there once was a time when Mel Gibson was known as just an actor with a movie filmed in New York. Ahhh…good times. The kidnap scene at the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park is both a parent’s worst nightmare and one of the best representations of the hectic pace of Central Park.

The Interpreter
(2005) – As the only film shot inside the United Nations, this film brings a level of realism to the story that had us on the edge of our seat.

Anything by Woody Allen – ‘Nuff said.

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