Film / New York Stories
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New York Stories is a 1989 anthology film; it consists of three shorts with the central theme being New York City, and each short being directed by prominent New York-based film-makers: Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Woody Allen.

The parts are:
  • "Life Lessons" by Martin Scorsese: A painter struggles with his creative block and with the difficult relationship with his ex, who's still living with him.
  • "Life Without Zoë" by Francis Ford Coppola: Follows a schoolgirl who lives in a luxury hotel and tries to reconsole her parents.
  • "Oedipus Wrecks" by Woody Allen: A man has a difficult and overbearing mother. She ends up as a giant face in the sky (it makes sense in context).

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