Quote notes (#83)

Among all the attractive features of liberalism, there’s nothing quite so adorable as the shredded, bleeding schizophrenia:

As Miriam Greenberg wrote in her 2008 book Branding New York: How a City in Crisis Was Sold to the World, in order to combat the growing loss of film production to Hollywood, in 1966, then-Mayor John Lindsay overhauled the city’s film agency in 1966, and streamlined the permit process for major motion pictures to be shot in New York. This brought much-needed revenues into the city, but the arrival of all of those additional film shoots, thanks to the change in policy by the perilously liberal Mayor Lindsay, documented the effects of all of the other changes in policy the Lindsay era was ushering in. The inadvertent result was a series of films documenting the horrors of the last years of Lindsay’s administration and its successors, Abe Beame and Ed Koch: The Panic in Needle Park, The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3, Taxi Driver, and Death Wish among them.

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May 19, 2014admin 3 Comments »
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  • Thales Says:

    …are you talkin’ to me? Are you talkin’ to me? There’s no one else here so you must be talkin’ to me…

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  • Shalmaneser Says:

    American filmmakers no longer have the gumption to make raw, raucous works like the ones listed. If you dole out permits in Frisco today all you will get is capeshit for kidults or twee mumblecore crap showing Nude Sidewalk Masturbators Are People Too, Vapid Bigots! The sociological scope of the classic NYC films is no longer possible.
    A “Tropa de Elite” with a Nascimento-expy scorning SWPLs by day and plastic bagging Oakland by night cannot happen.

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