New York, New York is a psychodrama musical that is unlike anything to ever exist again. This looks and feels like a true masterpiece - especially the opening V-Day sequence. The first meeting between DeNiro and Minnelli is one for the ages. The sets, lighting, costumes, and musical numbers are first-rate and awe-inspiring. While it gets a little laggy and off-focus, there is some true movie magic to behold here.
Man … when has Scorsese ever seemed lost? New York New York works absolutely every angle. Jimmy just came back from WW2 and is making Times Square his with three things on his mind: music, money, and girls (in that order). 80 minutes in, I’m glad to see I still have 80 left to smoke through; De Niro takes you up then down with top-notch music and his innate ability to make any man’s life look like a Pulitzer novel.
Lo mejor del filme llega a partir del ascenso de su heroína. En primera es Scorsese rindiéndole homenaje al cine musical de la década de los 50, el del gran espectáculo en tecnicolor incluído happy ending. Seguido es la historia de amor frustrada. La de los amantes separados por algo incomprensible pero al parecer necesario. Minnelli reprimida, De Niro intimidante. Su cierre: el del musical de los 70; amargo y real.
I rewatch these film today and the main question is "where are you scorsese?". I think "New York, New York" is the last and one of the biggest musical of all time. I truly belive the musical ended in the 50's, but these one is like the rebirth of that spirit. You see Liza, you see Judy Garland in the "Star is Born", you see "Les Girls", but you never loose "happy endings on a silver screen" (that's magic of cinema)
Scorsese combines Technicolor musicals with his studies of volatile men who can only express themselves through anger, and the result is not only wonderful but remarkably natural. Nodding to The Band Wagon, Some Came Running, Swing Time, A Star is Born, and more, its tale of lovers who can only be happy apart is part cinema, part life. And if it's unjustifiably long (it is), a perfect ending goes a long way.
I got so excited that this was added to the database that I immediately favorited it! In truth it really isn't one of my favorites. I do think it is seriously flawed, HOWEVER I also think it is seriously underrated. Despite its flaws I think it does work wonderfully, and is a very very good film.
A lovely mix of old Hollywood and 70s Hollywood. An underrated Scorsese film that I think people weren't ready for this side of him in '77. Deniro is very strong as is Minnelli (my 1st exposure to her outside of Arrested Development) who shines in the latter half of the film that focuses on her.