This week, the men of GLoP take on two topics they know a lot about: the best of movies made about New York City and their favorite, most re-watchable movies. And yes, they delve a bit into the contre-Trump of the week, too.

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  1. Profile photo of Paul Dougherty Member

    “They’re all Fredo.”

    -R Long

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    • July 12, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    Old and busted: crushing morosity

    New hotness: pointless inanity

    Fun episode. Just added some films to my Netflix queue.

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    • July 12, 2017 at 2:58 pm
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    Got some new (to me) movies for my queue. They often mention kind of off-beat stuff.

    I don’t see why it is obvious that Taxi Driver is a great movie. Really overrated. Even Leonard Maltin thinks so, with a ** review.

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    • July 12, 2017 at 3:40 pm
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    I would put Prisoner on Second Avenue on the “about NY” list.

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    • July 12, 2017 at 3:42 pm
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    The Out-of-Towners (1970) is my quintessential New York movie. Made me never want to visit NYC!

    BTW, Rob, I don’t think John Davidson is gone, so … you may wanna watch your back for a few days.

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    • July 12, 2017 at 3:57 pm
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    You want movies to watch over and over again? Groundhog Day!

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    • July 12, 2017 at 4:32 pm
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    Another interesting one is From Time to Time.

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    • July 12, 2017 at 4:35 pm
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    Leslie Watkins (View Comment):
    BTW, Rob, I don’t think John Davidson is gone, so … you may wanna watch your back for a few days.

    Yes, he is still alive.

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    • July 12, 2017 at 4:51 pm
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    Two thumbs up for Quick Change. One of Bill Murray’s best. And NYC is front and center. Very rewatchable.

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    • July 12, 2017 at 5:16 pm
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    Maybe once every few years three guys talking around a nearby pub table are so entertaining and smart that I stay and eavesdrop. Every time with you guys. Always make the platform but this one’s a clean cornhole.

    Scene between Davis and Grossman is heartbreaking. Not only is his song choice a near miss (approximately Queen Jane Approximately) but in his crushing disappointment he turns down a part in a folk trio Grossman is starting to form.

    Great show. I would suggest that Javier Bardem is a greater actor than von Sydow, though the moral majesty at the end of The Virgin Spring is unforgettable.

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    • July 12, 2017 at 5:23 pm
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Leslie Watkins (View Comment):
    BTW, Rob, I don’t think John Davidson is gone, so … you may wanna watch your back for a few days.

    Yes, he is still alive.

    And, of course, when John is feeling murderous and vengeful he is somewhat deceptive:

    Related image

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    • July 12, 2017 at 5:31 pm
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    kylez (View Comment):

    Even Leonard Maltin thinks so, with a ** review.

    Is that “a **” or “a**”? Because I read it as “a**”, but I think do mean “a **”.

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    • July 12, 2017 at 5:31 pm
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    Most rewatchable movie? I vote for Miller’s Crossing. Great performances and terrific noir dialogue.

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    • July 12, 2017 at 5:39 pm
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    Breitheamh (View Comment):
    Most rewatchable movie? I vote for Miller’s Crossing. Great performances and terrific noir dialogue.

    Is that the one where the hit on the Irish mob boss goes badly and he winds up out on the street with a tommy gun in his robe and pajamas blasting away at the get-away car while his house burns behind him and classical music or opera plays?

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    • July 12, 2017 at 5:42 pm
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    The Cloaked Gaijin (View Comment):

    kylez (View Comment):

    Even Leonard Maltin thinks so, with a ** review.

    Is that “a **” or “a**”? Because I read it as “a**”, but I think do mean “a **”.

    2 stars.

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    • July 12, 2017 at 5:50 pm
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    Arahant (View Comment):
    You want movies to watch over and over again? Groundhog Day!

    Memento.

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    • July 12, 2017 at 6:18 pm
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    Did I miss the mention of When Harry Met Sally?

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    • July 12, 2017 at 6:50 pm
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    Arahant (View Comment):
    Another interesting one is From Time to Time.

    My GF and I loved that when we came across it on Netflix last winter.

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    • July 12, 2017 at 7:29 pm
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  19. Profile photo of Jeff Peterson Member

    Great discussion of films, and glad to know about Quick Change. On my re-watch list: Hunt for Red October, In the Line of Fire, Rio Bravo, High Noon, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and the actual best movie ever made, Casablanca. (Godfather isn’t far behind.) And It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol (with Sims, Finney, Scott, or Stewart) every Christmas.

    Diction trivia: If you “watched” a movie, you weren’t at the cineplex, where movies are “seen.” Movies are “watched” on a TV screen.

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    • July 12, 2017 at 8:44 pm
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  20. Profile photo of David Nelson Member

    Not a movie from the 70s, but a discussion of the movies of New York is not complete without “The Naked City.” Filmed entirely on location in NYC in the summer of 1947; supposedly the first such location shoot.

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    • July 12, 2017 at 10:05 pm
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  21. Profile photo of Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    Anyone who says Rutger Hauer isn’t a great actor in English hasn’t seen Blind Fury .

    JP is right about The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3.

    Last year, when my wife and I went to every state, we watched a movie in every state set or filmed in that state and When Harry Met Sally was our film for New York. (Miller’s Crossing was our film for Louisiana.)

    Inside Llewyn Davis is wonderful.

    Also, John Davidson is still alive. @roblong you’ll be hearing from his lawyer shortly.

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    • July 12, 2017 at 11:08 pm
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):
    You want movies to watch over and over again? Groundhog Day!

    Memento.

    So you can understand it better. I suppose Inception too.

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    • July 12, 2017 at 11:10 pm
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    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):
    Last year, when my wife and I went to every state, we watched a movie in every state set or filmed in that state

    Which ones for Illinois and Michigan?

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    • July 12, 2017 at 11:54 pm
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    Arahant

    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):
    Last year, when my wife and I went to every state, we watched a movie in every state set or filmed in that state

    Which ones for Illinois and Michigan?

    You can click on the link for the full list, but The Untouchables for Illinois and Grosse Pointe Blank for Michigan. Those were states where it was hard to choose because of all the good options. A few states like Delaware and West Virginia, it was hard to find any good options.

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    • July 13, 2017 at 12:34 am
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    I still have a copy of the Preppy Handbook as a bathroom reader in our guest bathroom. I have always both loved it, and also had some southern prep moments of recognition.

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    • July 13, 2017 at 3:24 am
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    Am I wrong for loving to watch Independence Day whenever it pops up?

    Other rewatchable movies:

    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Count of Monte Cristo (Jim Caviezel version)
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    Aliens

    My Wife can never pass up Jaws.

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    • July 13, 2017 at 5:14 am
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    Rewatchable:

    Better Off Dead

    The Right Stuff

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    • July 13, 2017 at 7:33 am
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):
    Rewatchable:

    Better Off Dead

    Really? I thought that movie was bizarre.

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    • July 13, 2017 at 7:34 am
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    Majestyk (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):
    Rewatchable:

    Better Off Dead

    Really? I thought that movie was bizarre.

    It is bizzarre. But there’s so much going on, and so many shout-outs to other movies and styles, almost every time I watch it I see something new.

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    • July 13, 2017 at 7:42 am
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Majestyk (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):
    Rewatchable:

    Better Off Dead

    Really? I thought that movie was bizarre.

    It is bizzarre. But there’s so much going on, and so many shout-outs to other movies and styles, almost every time I watch it I see something new.

    Yeah, I own a copy and I can’t bring myself to watch it. Sort of like how Donnie Darko is supposed to be this underappreciated masterpiece. Oh well. Different strokes…

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    • July 13, 2017 at 7:45 am
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