City That Never Sleeps
New York and the Filmic ImaginationUnknown - 2007
New York, more than any other city, has held a special fascination for filmmakers and viewers. In every decade of Hollywood filmmaking, artists of the screen have fixated upon this fascinating place for its tensions and promises, dazzling illumination and fearsome darkness. The glittering skyscrapers of such films as On the Town have shadowed the characteristic seedy streets in which desperate, passionate stories have played out?as in Scandal Sheet and The Pawnbroker. In other films, the city is a cauldron of bright lights, technology, empire, egotism, fear, hunger, and change - the scenic epitome of America in the modern age.--Back cover.
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2007.
Characteristics: data file 1 online resource (x, 289 pages) : illustrations