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New York in the 50's (2000)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 9 February 2001 (USA)
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Based on the book by Dan Wakefield, the film combines stunning archival footage of New York with interviews of the icons of the day - Kerouac, Ginsberg, Baldwin, Mailer, Basie, etc. Offering modern day perspectives.

Director:

Betsy Blankenbaker

Writer:

Dan Wakefield (book)
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Cast

Credited cast:
David Amram David Amram ... Self
Sam Astrachan Sam Astrachan ... Self
James Baldwin ... Self (archive footage)
Brock Bower Brock Bower ... Self
Ann Brower Ann Brower ... Self
William F. Buckley ... Self
Knox Burger Knox Burger ... Self
Art D'Lugoff Art D'Lugoff ... Self
Mary Ann DeWees McCoy Mary Ann DeWees McCoy ... Self
Joan Didion ... Self
John Gregory Dunne John Gregory Dunne ... Self
Edwin Fancher Edwin Fancher ... Self (as Ed Fancher)
Bruce Jay Friedman Bruce Jay Friedman ... Self
Jane Wylie Genth Jane Wylie Genth ... Self
Allen Ginsberg ... Self (archive footage)

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Based on the book by Dan Wakefield, the film combines stunning archival footage of New York with interviews of the icons of the day - Kerouac, Ginsberg, Baldwin, Mailer, Basie, etc. Offering modern day perspectives.

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Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Ho-Hum
9 February 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

"New York in the 50's" is a sort of single-minded documentary of narrow appeal and opinion which boils down to a drone of yammering about the experiences of a few (mostly Dan Wakefield), their subjective perceptions and opinions, etc., does not paint much of a portrait of New York or the 50's or even New York in the 50's, and is sorely lacking in objectivity. In other respects the film is quite ordinary as well. Passable stuff which somehow got a three star rating by Tivo.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2001 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,552, 11 February 2001

Gross USA:

$11,882

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,882
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Figaro Films See more »
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