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Noteworthy Photography

  • Burning Flags Press
    The website of Glen E. Friedman. Renowned for both his work with musicians like Fugazi, Minor Threat, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys, Slayer (and many, many more) as well as his groundbreaking documentation of the burgeoning skateboard phenomenon in the late `70's, Glen has been privvy to (and has summarily captured on film) some of the coolest stuff ever. He's also an incredibly insightful and nice guy to boot.
  • SoHo Blues - Photography by Allan Tannenbaum
    Allan Tannenbaum is a local photographer who has been everywhere and shot everything, from members of Blondie hanging out at the Mudd Club through the collapsing towers of the World Trade Center on September 11th. You could spend hours on this site, and I have.
  • Robert Otter Photographs
    Amazing vintage photographs of New York City, specifically my own neighborhood, Greenwich Village.
  • oboylephoto
    Just some intensely cool photographs of abandoned places.
  • Rikki Ercoli's Legends of Punk
    Much like Glen E. Friedman (see above), Rikki Ercoli has managed to catch some amazing bands in their manic element.
  • Lost & Found Film
    A fascinating website devoted to undeveloped film found in vintage camers. A curious mixture of interesting and spooky.
  • Pinhole Photography by Veronica Saddler
    NYC landmarks shot through a pinhole lens. Neat-o.
  • Eugene Merinov
    Compelling shots of Punk, Post-Punk and New Wave band performing live in various long-lost venues in a pre-sanitized New York City. Great stuff!
  • Edward Colver

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October 04, 2005

Comments

Bimble

After a certain point I quit renting movies this summer for two reasons: 1)I realized I needed to absorb more of the precious sunshine rather than watch movies and 2)I'd certainly seen a fair number of mindblowingly great movies over a month's time anyway. But lately I have begun to miss it. I have no time for movies now, but in December I will. And this looks like as good a list as any. Taxi Driver, Pi and The Hunger are old hat, but I can't explain why Marathon Man seems familiar/interesting. Still must see After Hours as well.

jim harper

I can agree with many of those choices Alex- 'The Warriors' is a firm favourite- but I have to add Larry Cohen to your list. He's a regular champion of the Big Apple, from the amazing 'Q The Winged Serpent' to script jobs like 'Phone Booth'.

MEK

I would also choose, 'The Seven-Ups', kind of a French Connection sequel if you will with the same character. The city never looked so gritty. Beautiful.

Cire_e

Very late on this, agree on all, but for my personal favorites, I'd like to add Scorsese's King of Comedy, Dassin's Naked City, and Mckendrick's Sweet Smell of Success.

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