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THE BEST MOVIES SET IN NEW YORK


NEW YORK, NEW YORK! Not just streetstyle fashion and impressive skyscrapers, but also the cinematographic set for the most beautiful movies of all time. Yes, because the Big Apple with its immense streets, its well-kept and huge parks, the Hudson River and its unique views, is one of the directors’ favorite locations. The environment and atmosphere can be very versatile, as the city served as ideal setting for romantic movies like Woody Allen’s Manhattan as well as lighter comedies like Sex and the City or international colossal of the likes of The Godfather or King Kong.
A gallery featuring the best scenes from movies set in New York City.

KING KONG

9 AND HALF WEEEKS

MANHATTAN

DONNIE BRASCO

EYE WILDE SHUT

TAXI DRIVER

FAME

GHOSTBUSTERS

DEVIL WEARS PRADA

DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN

ZOOLANDER

THE GODFATHER

COMING TO AMERICA

SEX AND THE CITY

ALFIE

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S

STUDIO 54

THE GREAT GATSBY

A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

SPIDERMAN

HAIR

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NUE YORK SELF-PORTRAITS OF A BARE URBAN CITIZEN






Photographs and text by Erica Simone

Nue York: Self-Portraits of a Bare Urban Citizen bloomed from an initial questioning about clothing and its importance in society today.

Fashion acts as a language: it allow us to silently portray who we are or want to be, offering society an impression about us — whatever that may be.

Fashion also tends to segregate and place us into various social categories as well as communicate a certain mood or particular feeling. This tool is quite precious to civil society, and as most people, I naturally use clothing as a way of portraying my own image.

However, in a city like New York, the fashion industry has a massive impact: people often tend to be overly concerned with appearance and the materialistic side of it. This became very real for me while I was photographing Fashion Week a few years back. As I watched an image-absorbed union of people care more about the sales at Barney’s than the homeless people they stepped over on the street, I began to ponder: “What would the world feel like naked? What if we didn’t have clothing to portray who we want to be or feel as individuals? What if we couldn’t show off our social status to demand the treatment we wanted from others? What if all we had were our bodies?”
These questions raised many various issues and these issues raised many various questions.

From there, my photographic project was born. With a tripod and a couple ounces of adrenaline, I took to the streets bare to see what a typical New York day would be like.

At first, I wasn’t so sure what was going to happen or what was going to come of it all, but as the collection progressed, more and more issues became clear to me. For example: “Why can we be arrested for being naked in the street, when as human beings, we are born naked?” I can understand that it would be socially unacceptable or morally discouraged, but for it to be in some cases prohibited by law…? This all seemed quite bizarre and really more so a violation of human rights.

Another question that arose was that of sexuality. “Is nudity inherently sexual or is nudity just a part of being human? Why does society typically equate nudity to sex? And how does the variety of body types come into the equation when asking that question?” Each person’s answer is different.

To clarify, I’m not an exhibitionist or a nudist – I’m an artist looking to humorously poke at some interesting thoughts about society and question who we are (and how we’d like to be perceived) as human beings. It’s now up to the viewer to answer those questions, as he/she likes.

However, for me, from Houston to Hudson and from Bowery to the Bronx, photographing Manhattan has never been such a rush….

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Special Mix for Time Out New York

Time Out New York

Luca Bacchetti
Photograph: Courtesy Rebel Butterfly

As New Yorkers, we sometimes forget what this city means to people not from it. Being born under the Tuscan sun, it turns out, has given Luca Bacchetti a love for our city in a way that only someone growing up far removed from it, yet somehow still in its shadow, ever could.

In this excellent genre-hopping mix the Endless Worldwide boss has lovingly, and exclusively, assembled for us, he embraces our assigned theme of a long-distance dedication to this city more overtly than any other so far in this short series, all due respect to Billy Caldwell (Mix #1), Dan Selzer (Mix #2) and Haehnel/Müller (andhim Mix #3). Fighting through sickness and the busy holiday season, he lined up his usual mix of smooth house but with a twist: recent tracks from Rampa, Nina Kraviz and Martin Buttrich & Konrad Black now sit alongside local bangers from Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Maxwell and…Woody Allen? Yep. But let’s just let him tell you:

“If this city didn’t exist, I probably wouldn’t be here now and wouldn’t be doing what I do. When I discovered hip-hop and black music toward the end of the ’80s, New York was my dream, the city I dreamt about whilst looking at the double cover of Paul’s Boutique, which I stuck on the ceiling above my bed, a melting pot of races, a place where records came from, along with fashion and even the way you walked. Yes, in New York, even the walk is different! When I think of New York, I think of the world; it’s pretty difficult to find a purebred American here. This is the crossroads where things happen and everyone brings something of themselves. In this mix, I try to take a snapshot of some of the many memories I have, although it’s a very difficult task for me to condense the visions the city evokes. Above all, I thought: What do I bring to NYC? Here too, every now and then, quotes jump out. Where I was born, on the Tuscan Apennines, I was surrounded by mountains—a kid day-dreaming about what was on the other side. New York was that dream, and for many, it still is.”

Luca Bacchetti plays Janurary 9 at Verboten with Kölsch + Daniel Bortz.

Tracklist:
Manhattan (movie clip)
Public Enemy, “Fight The Power”
James Brown, “There It Is”
Wu-Tang Clan, “Triumph”
Marvin Gaye, “What’s Going On”
Janet feat. Q Tip and Joni Mitchell, “Got Til It’s Gone”
D’Angelo, “Chicken Grease”
Miles Davis, “On The Corner”
Taxi Driver (movie clip)
Soulphiction, “Ann Arbor” (Musik Krause)
Gold Panda, “Clarke’s Dream” (Unknown)
Doc Daneeka feat. Seven Davis, “What’s It Gonna Be?” (Ten Thousand Yen)
Hyenah, “Tale From the Dirt (Rampa Remix)” (Freerange)
Embassy Of Joy, “Addiction (Johannes Brecht Remix)” (ENDLESS)
Martin Buttrich & Konrad Black, “Siamese Connection” (Rumors)
Hundreds, “Please Rewind (The Das Remix)” (Krakatau)
Jesse Ware, “Keep on Lying (Nina Kravitz Remix)” (Unknown)
Flight Facilities, “Two Bodies feat. Emma Louise (Robag Wruhme’s Endara Wassby Remix)” (Future Classic)
Beastie Boys, “We Got The (Godblesscomputers re-work)” (Unknown)
Bonobo, “Return to Air” (Ninja Tune)
Maxwell, “The Suite Theme”

Time Out New York


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