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"N.Y.C." (No York City)

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Uploaded on Aug 24, 2010

A five minute film by Rick Liss.
A portrait of New York City circa early 1980s, which was an extremely fertile time creatively in New York City. This is a record of the city at that time.
Music by Laurie Anderson.

Review:
Rick Liss's "NO YORK CITY" pulses viewers through the heart of an iconic metropolis at the speed of blood. Filmed in 1983 with an aesthetic that defies time, this riveting work moves us with both alienation and beauty.

The film sees the city as an organism and its citizens as cells-- sometimes frantic, sometimes in harmony. We race across a harbor, speed through traffic, gawk at art, balk at commerce, scuttle along sidewalks, weave through subways, bask in tickertape, dream beneath an angel at Bethesda Fountain and greet mimes in a boat on a great pond. As night falls, we join the electric carnival before soaring above the skyscrapers at dawn.

The long day's journey is impeccably wrought by Liss with a striking sound design, music by Laurie Anderson and Jeffrey Meyer, influences of Buñuel and Scorsese, and a vision that's distinctly his own. It's an amazing movie. Watch it.

Rob Ackerman -- Playwright

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