Gritty New York Films


Start off your holiday season with Timmie and Ryan as they discuss their personal list of gritty New York films. What is grit? And how many of these films is Al Pacino in?  Listen to find out.

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I. Intro 

A. November Is A Whirlwind of Episodes!

B. New York in the Fall

C. Down to the Nitty Gritty

II. What Do We Mean By: Gritty New York Films? [00:04:56]

A. Qualifiers

  • Location
  • Realism, especially location shooting
  • Dark
  • Rough
  • Involving Crime/Criminal Activity

B. Time Periods

C.  Segment: Filmatically Speaking With Ryan

D. Quick Announcements

III. The Films [00:37:09]

A. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

B. The French Connection (1971)

C. The Panic in Needle Park (1971)

D. Serpico (1973)

E. Mean Streets (1973)

F. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

G. Taxi Driver (1976)

H. American Psycho (2000)

IV. Mini Segments [01:26:12]

A. NJAM Sees It: Rosewater (2014)

V. Conclusions [01:30:40]

A. Related Links

Original Music

The music found in this episode was written and performed by the talented Jesse James.

Audio Editing

This show was edited by Ryan Jacobi.

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