Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies

Celluloid Skyline New York and the Movies A tale of two cities both called New York The first is a real city an urban agglomeration of millions The second is a mythic city so rich in memory and association and sense of place that to people

  • Title: Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies
  • Author: James Sanders
  • ISBN: 9780307795236
  • Page: 488
  • Format: ebook
  • A tale of two cities both called New York The first is a real city, an urban agglomeration of millions The second is a mythic city, so rich in memory and association and sense of place that to people everywhere it has come to seem real the New York of such films such as 42nd Street, Rear Window, King Kong, Dead End, The Naked City, Ghostbusters, Annie Hall, Taxi DriA tale of two cities both called New York The first is a real city, an urban agglomeration of millions The second is a mythic city, so rich in memory and association and sense of place that to people everywhere it has come to seem real the New York of such films such as 42nd Street, Rear Window, King Kong, Dead End, The Naked City, Ghostbusters, Annie Hall, Taxi Driver, and Do the Right Thing a magical city of the imagination that is as complex, dynamic, and familiar as its namesake of stone and steel.As James Sanders shows in this deeply original work, the dream city of the movies created by than a century of films, from the very dawn of the medium itself may hold the secret to the allure and excitement of the actual place Here are the cocktail parties and power lunches, the subway chases and opening nights, the playground rumbles and rooftop romances Here is an invented Gotham, a place designed specifically for action, drama, and adventure, a city of bright avenues and mysterious side streets, of soaring towers and intimate corners, where remarkable people do exciting, amusing, romantic, scary things Sanders takes us from the tenement to the penthouse, from New York to Hollywood and back again, from 1896 to the present, all the while showing how the real and mythic cities reflected, changed, and taught each other Lavishly illustrated with scores of rare and unusual production images culled from Sanders s decade long research in studio archives and private collections around the country, Celluloid Skyline offers a new way to see not only America s greatest metropolis, but cities the world over.From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. James Sanders

      James Sanders is an architect, author and filmmaker, based in New York City With Ric Burns, Mr Sanders co wrote the 17 1 2 hour, eight part PBS series, New York A Documentary Film, and co authored New York An Illustrated History Knopf, 1999 In 2000, the series received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Non Fiction Series, an Emmy Award for Editing, and an Alfred I DuPont Columbia University Silver Baton Award The series eighth episode, a history of the World Trade Center entitled, The Center of the World, was broadcast nationally in September 2003, and Mr Sanders and Mr Burns have recently completed a 75 minute film portrait of Columbia University for its 250th year celebration in 2004.Mr Sanders is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, and Architectural Record, and co produced major exhibitions on the history of New York housing and the urban heritage of 42nd Street, held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York Since 1995 he has been co host of the New York Conference on ECHO, an online community He is the head of the Center for Urban Experience, a research and design institute, based in New York, dedicated to exploring innovative new ways of understanding and experiencing the urban environment.Mr Sanders maintains a design practice in Manhattan His public work includes projects for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Pershing Square Management Association Los Angeles , the Parks Council, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission His private commissions include the offices of Word, the residences of New Yorker fiction editor Bill Buford, Professor Edward Said, and the actress Molly Ringwald, as well as urban design and development consultation for The Mercer in SoHo His design work has been published in House Beautiful, Interiors, the New York Times House and Home section, and will appear this year in an upcoming issue of Architectural Digest In 1990, Mr Sanders designed Mac Wellman s Crowbar, which restored the historic Victory Theater on 42nd Street to legitimate theatrical use.Mr Sanders is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia University s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, is the chair of the New Media Committee for the AIA s Center for Architecture, and currently teaches at the New School in Manhattan.

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