Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dirty Old New York aka Fun City, Part V


This is the conclusion of the Dirty Old New York Subway / aka Fun City series that I started working on nearly two years ago.  I think I've got the obsession--at least in this format--out of my system.



Barbara Streisand ventures out to Fun City in Irvin Kershner's Up the Sandbox.

The video begins with a Rocky-style recap of the previous segments, with new footage inserted to represent some of the motifs explored in the earlier videos.  The effectiveness of this recap is dependent on viewers having seen and remembered Parts I - IV.


In this latest edition, viewers will note my continued pre-occupation with now-obsolete, antiquated, and/or analog technologies--tube televisions (and static), vinyl records and turntables, 3/4" video cassettes, top loading VCRs, etc.


There is some nudity in Part V so it may be NSFW depending on where you work.



Master playlist from Subway thru Fun City I, II, III, IV, & V

A Fine Madness
Aaron Loves Angela
Across 110th Street
After Hours
All That Jazz
American Pop
An Unmarried Woman
The Angel Levine
Arthur
Author! Author!
Bad Timing
Badge 373
Bananas
Basket Case
Beat Street
Blank Generation
Bloodbrothers
Born to Win
The Boys in the Band
The Brother From Another Planet
Bye Bye Braverman
Bye Bye Monkey
C.H.U.D.
Contract on Cherry Street
Coogan’s Bluff
Coonskin
Cops and Robbers
Cotton Comes to Harlem
Crazy Joe
Cruising
David Holzman’s Diary
Death Wish
Defiance
Desperate Characters
Devil’s Express
Dog Day Afternoon
The Dogs of War
Downtown ‘81
Dressed to Kill
The Driller Killer
Dutchman
The Education of Sonny Carson
Emanuelle Around the World
Emanuelle in America
Exorcist II: The Heretic
The Exorcist
The Exterminator
Eyes of Laura Mars
Eyewitness
Fame
The Fan
Fatso
Fear City
Fingers
The First Deadly Sin
Fort Apache The Bronx
The French Connection
Fritz the Cat
From Corleone to Brooklyn
The Gambler
The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight
Girlfriends
Gloria
God Told Me To
Going in Style
The Goodbye Girl
Greetings
Hair
Hanky Panky
Harry and Tonto
Heavy Metal
Heavy Traffic
Hell Up in Harlem
Heroes
Hey Good Lookin’
Hi Mom!
The Hot Rock
The Hunger
Husbands
I, the Jury
The Incident
Jeremy
Joe
John and Mary
King Kong
The King of Comedy
King of the Gypsies
Kiss Me Goodbye
Klute
Kramer vs. Kramer
The Landlord
The Last Detail
The Last Horror Film
Law and Disorder
Liquid Sky
Little Murders
Loving
Loving
Maniac
Marathon Man
Massage Parlor Murders
Mean Streets
Midnight Cowboy
Ms. 45
Network
New Order's "Confusion" video
New York Ripper
Night Shift
Nighthawks
Nightmare
The Odd Couple
One Trick Pony
Oriental Blue
The Panic in Needle Park
The Possession of Joel Delaney
Prince of the City
Putney Swope
Q: The Winged Serpent
Report to the Commissioner
Rich Kids
Rosemary’s Baby
Saturday Night Fever
Scarface
The Sentinel
Serpico
The Seven-Ups
Shaft
Shamus
Sisters
Smithereens
So Fine
Splash
Staying Alive
The Stone Killer
The Super Cops
Superbitch
Superfly
Superman
Superman II
The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
Taking Off
Taxi Driver
The Telephone Book
They All Laughed
Three Days of the Condor
Three the Hard Way
Times Square
To Find a Man
Tootsie
Trash
Up the Down Staircase
Up the Sandbox
Variety
Vigilante
The Wanderers
The Warriors
Where's Poppa
Who is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?
Who’s That Knocking at My Door? 
Wild Style
Willie and Phil
Windows
Winter Kills
Wolfen
You’re a Big Boy Now
Zombie

7 comments:

Her, Suzanne76 said...

awesome accomplishment. mazel. I've enjoyed the ride. And thanks for the final and massive master list of films!!

Ned Merrill said...

Thank you...i know you wanted a list up there!

Anonymous said...

Love the list, it will take me the next 2 years to see the few films on it that Netflix may have available to order...I continue to look forward to every OOS blog entry after discovering it 3 years ago. I've come to love many movies as a result of your uncovering of them. Thank you so much.

Ned Merrill said...

Much appreciated, it's always nice to hear that my obsession (in the form of this blog) might be a little contagious.

Julie said...

What is the song during the memorial segment?
Thanks so much!

Ned Merrill said...

Thanks for visiting, Julie. The song in question is Mikis Theodorakis' theme from SERPICO.

Julie said...

Thank you so much!! Love the video <3!