Gordon Willis' cinematography and the Gershwin soundtrack make New York City look so great, it's easy to forget that this was 1979. Smack in between "Ford to City: Drop Dead" (bankruptcy) and Bernie Goetz (subway shooting). It was also the first time I came to the City, for a conference for high school newspaper editors. As I recall, we spent more time in the Blarney Stone around the corner from the hotel than at the conference--thus ended a promising journalism career. There was a late-night snowball fight in Times Square that had its own cinematic quality.
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