Close-Ups - New York Movies (Close-Ups, Book 3): Unabridged edition

By Mark Asch and Little White Lies, Read by John Moraitis

The indispensable pocket guide to New York movies, from Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen to Lena Dunham and Noah Baumbach.


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New York has always been one of the world’s most filmed cities, with its apartments housing tenants like Rosemary’s baby and the Royal Tenenbaums, its skyscrapers scaled by the likes of King Kong and graffiti artists and its rubble-strewn streets prowled by everyone from Travis Bickle to Carrie Bradshaw.

In this pocket guide to New York and its movies, Mark Asch explores the Big Apple block by block and neighbourhood by neighbourhood, jogging past the iconic bench from Manhattan, eating at Katz’s Deli from When Harry Met Sally and mooching around the Coney Island boardwalk like one of The Warriors. Retracing the steps of countless iconic actors, cinematographers and directors, he draws up a unique cinematic map of The City That Never Sleeps.

Author: Mark Asch
Format: Audio-Book
Release Date: 15 Nov 2018
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-825666-1
Detailed Edition: Unabridged edition
Mark Asch served as Film Editor for The L Magazine and its sister publication Brooklyn Magazine, on and off, from 2007 to 2017. A graduate of NYU\'s Cinema Studies program, he has lived in Alphabet City, in the same building as Richard Kern; in Bed-Stuy halfway between the locations of Do the Right Thing and Dave Chappelle\'s Block Party; in Clinton Hill, where he shopped at the same Met Foods where the young Notorious B.I.G. bagged groceries; and in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, a few blocks down from the old Ebbets Field and Freddie Fitzsimmons Lanes, where Shirley MacLaine rolls a few frames in Desperate Characters.

Praise for Little White Lies: -

”'The most beautiful film magazine on the shelves” - Guardian