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* ReCut: When the film was originally released, it had a running time of 155 minutes. The box-office failure of the film prompted Creator/UnitedArtists to cut the film down to 136 minutes. It was then re-released in 1981 with the deleted scenes restored, including the lengthy musical number "Happy Endings", only a small portion of which had appeared in the original release. The total running time of the DVD edition is 163 minutes.





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A 1977 film by Creator/MartinScorsese, ''New York, New York'' stars Creator/RobertDeNiro and Liza Minnelli. It is a love story between Jimmy, a saxophonist and Francine, a singer. He tries to pick her up on VJ Day because "The war's over and everyone's falling in love" but she rebuffs his advances, they run into each other, keep running into each other, eventually get together and form part of a band but their relationship slowly withers away as career and artistic dreams introduce tension in their relationship.

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A 1977 film by Creator/MartinScorsese, ''New York, New York'' stars Creator/RobertDeNiro and Liza Minnelli.Creator/LizaMinnelli. It is a love story between Jimmy, a saxophonist and Francine, a singer. He tries to pick her up on VJ Day because "The war's over and everyone's falling in love" but she rebuffs his advances, they run into each other, keep running into each other, eventually get together and form part of a band but their relationship slowly withers away as career and artistic dreams introduce tension in their relationship.


** The Happy Endings number is one for several musicals, chiefly ''Film/TheBandWagon'' (directed by Creator/VincenteMinnelli, Liza's Dad), and the "Born in the Trunk" number from Film/AStarIsBorn (starring Creator/JudyGarland, Liza's Mom).

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** The Happy Endings number is one for several musicals, chiefly ''Film/TheBandWagon'' (directed by Creator/VincenteMinnelli, Liza's Dad), and the "Born in the Trunk" number from Film/AStarIsBorn ''Film/{{A Star Is Born|1954}}'' (starring Creator/JudyGarland, Liza's Mom).


The film suffered from a TroubledProduction, which generated poor publicity and it had the misfortune to be released in the same week as ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]''. It's generally not regarded as one of Scorsese's most notable films though it has had several BigNameFan over the years including the likes of Creator/JeanLucGodard and Creator/JossWhedon. Scorsese for his part always regarded it as one of his personal favorites.

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The film suffered from a TroubledProduction, which generated poor publicity and it had the misfortune to be released in the same week as ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]''. It's generally not regarded as one of Scorsese's most notable films though it has had become a minor CultClassic and has several BigNameFan over the years including the likes of Creator/JeanLucGodard Creator/JeanLucGodard, Creator/LinManuelMiranda, and Creator/JossWhedon. Scorsese for his part always regarded it as one of his personal favorites.


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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Film/LaLaLand'', another musical about the failure of merging a creative relationship with a romantic one.


A 1977 film by Creator/MartinScorsese, '''''New York, New York''''' stars Creator/RobertDeNiro and Liza Minnelli. It is a love story between Jimmy, a saxophonist and Francine, a singer. He tries to pick her up on VJ Day because "The war's over and everyone's falling in love" but she rebuffs his advances, they run into each other, keep running into each other, eventually get together and form part of a band but their relationship slowly withers away as career and artistic dreams introduce tension in their relationship.

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A 1977 film by Creator/MartinScorsese, '''''New ''New York, New York''''' York'' stars Creator/RobertDeNiro and Liza Minnelli. It is a love story between Jimmy, a saxophonist and Francine, a singer. He tries to pick her up on VJ Day because "The war's over and everyone's falling in love" but she rebuffs his advances, they run into each other, keep running into each other, eventually get together and form part of a band but their relationship slowly withers away as career and artistic dreams introduce tension in their relationship.


* LighterAndSofter: In contrast to the dark and gritty urban dramas of "early" Scorsese (like ''Film/MeanSteets'' and ''Film/TaxiDriver''), he does a glossy, polished comedy. Of course it still ends on a bitter note.

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* LighterAndSofter: In contrast to the dark and gritty urban dramas of "early" Scorsese (like ''Film/MeanSteets'' ''Film/MeanStreets'' and ''Film/TaxiDriver''), he does a glossy, polished comedy. Of course it still ends on a bitter note.


* ArcWords: Major Chords.
* BigApplesauce: Of course. Scorsese's CreatorProvincialism is right at the title!

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* AmbitionIsEvil: Well for lack of a better word than evil. But both Jimmy and Francine are too ambitious in their respective careers for them to really make their relationship work, and ultimately [[spoiler:both decide that their art matters more to them then love and a stable family. They wish there could be another way but there isn't]].
* AmicableExes: [[spoiler:How Jimmy and Francine seem to be at the end. Jimmy still meets his child and he and Francine are friendly, sparks fly between them again but both decide not to see each other]].
* ArcWords: Major Chords.
Chords, the cornerstone of Jimmy's philosophy, the name of his Jazz club and what Francine refers to before singing the song at the end.
* BigApplesauce: Of course. Scorsese's CreatorProvincialism is right at the title!title. In actual fact, the movie was shot in Los Angeles and made entirely on studio sets designed by Boris Leven. Scorsese wanted the film to look like the New York in Hollywood movies, cleaner, prettier and more romantic than the real place.



* {{Deconstruction}}:
** Most musicals feature performers as characters and actors and feature songs and numbers in films such as ''Film/TheBandWagon'' or ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' that makes a final show as a resolution to the conflict. In ''New York, New York'', artistic creation involves creative tension, hard work and sacrifice and there is a lot of ego and personal crisis that simply won't go away and indeed plays a part in artistic creation.

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* {{Deconstruction}}:
{{Deconstruction}}: Of Hollywood generally:
** Most musicals which feature performers as characters tend to romanticize and actors and feature songs and numbers in films such as ''Film/TheBandWagon'' sentimentalize show business (''Film/TheBandWagon'' or ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' ''Film/SinginInTheRain''). The climax has a big show number that makes a final show as a resolution to the conflict. In magically solves all problems. ''New York, New York'', artistic creation York'' does away with easy conflict resolution, showing that there is always a new show and more creative tensions that will follow. Relationships for performers are hard and it involves creative tension, a lot of hard work and sacrifice sacrifice.
** More importantly the film shows how hard relationships are when both the man
and there is a lot the woman have some amount of ego equality. Jimmy and personal crisis that simply won't go Francine's marriage might have survived if one of them could give away but both of them are supremely talented and indeed plays a part in artistic creation.ambitious making the relationship hard. [[spoiler:In the end, both of them achieve success but apart from each other]].



* GenreThrowback: Part of a late 70s trend (cf, Film/ANewHope), where many directors tried to revive the Old Hollywood musical for a new audience. It was a huge flop but one can argue that it paved the way for Film/AllThatJazz among others. Scorsese specifically said that it was meant to evoke not so much the MGM musical but the lesser known dramas about musicians, films like ''The Man I Love, Road House, Love Me or Leave Me, A Star is Born, Pete Kelly's Blues''.
* GriefSong: Francine's "But the World Goes 'Round"
--> Somebody loses, and somebody wins\\
And one day it's kicks\\
And it's kicks in the shins\\
But the planet spins\\
And world goes round and round
* HappyEnding: Thoroughly mocked in the eponymous "Happy Endings" number.



* LighterAndSofter: In contrast to the dark and gritty urban dramas of "early" Scorsese (like ''Film/MeanSteets'' and ''Film/TaxiDriver''), he does a glossy, polished comedy.

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* LighterAndSofter: In contrast to the dark and gritty urban dramas of "early" Scorsese (like ''Film/MeanSteets'' and ''Film/TaxiDriver''), he does a glossy, polished comedy. Of course it still ends on a bitter note.
* LoveCannotOvercome: [[spoiler:No matter how much two people love each other, their desires and ambitions will compete with each other. Especially if they are creative people, eventually one of them will give away. A relationship can be happy, fruitful and important but it isn't necessary for it to last]].



* SlapSlapKiss: The nature of Jimmy and Francine's courtship and marriage.

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* TheOner: "But the World Goes 'Round" is shot in a single take.
* ShoutOut:
** Jimmy gives Creator/MichaelPowell as his alias to the hotel receptionist.
** The film's title card has the same New York skyline as Creator/RaoulWalsh's ''The Man I Love'' and the song is covered by Liza Minnelli in the later part.
** The film's opening section up to Jimmy and Francine's marriage is essentially a version of musical RoadTrip films like ''Pete Kelly's Blues'' and ''Road House'', vignettes of bands travelling to different sections and playing songs.
** The Happy Endings number is one for several musicals, chiefly ''Film/TheBandWagon'' (directed by Creator/VincenteMinnelli, Liza's Dad), and the "Born in the Trunk" number from Film/AStarIsBorn (starring Creator/JudyGarland, Liza's Mom).
* SlapSlapKiss: The nature of Jimmy and Francine's courtship and marriage.marriage.
* TimeSkip: [[spoiler:The finale skips a few years later, showing Jimmy as a successful Jazz Club impresario and Francine as a successful singer]].

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--> ''"I wanted to do a valentine to Hollywood.But update it, update it to the point where you have the look and feel of an old Hollywood film that grows in time, and each time, each date, it would look like a film of that period. It would look like a film of 1947, then it would look like afilm of 1950. This was done through sets, costumes, hair and makeup. Everything was exaggerated. Shoulder pads were an inch biiger inside, and the ties were made even wider. Giorgio Armani said that he studied the costumes and decided to make clothes, "like New York, New York."

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--> ''"I ''I wanted to do a valentine to Hollywood.But update it, update it to the point where you have the look and feel of an old Hollywood film that grows in time, and each time, each date, it would look like a film of that period. It would look like a film of 1947, then it would look like afilm of 1950. This was done through sets, costumes, hair and makeup. Everything was exaggerated. Shoulder pads were an inch biiger inside, and the ties were made even wider. Giorgio Armani said that he studied the costumes and decided to make clothes, "like New York, New York."York".''

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* CostumePorn: As noted by Scorsese:
--> ''"I wanted to do a valentine to Hollywood.But update it, update it to the point where you have the look and feel of an old Hollywood film that grows in time, and each time, each date, it would look like a film of that period. It would look like a film of 1947, then it would look like afilm of 1950. This was done through sets, costumes, hair and makeup. Everything was exaggerated. Shoulder pads were an inch biiger inside, and the ties were made even wider. Giorgio Armani said that he studied the costumes and decided to make clothes, "like New York, New York."
-->-- Quotes/MartinScorsese, ''Martin Scorsese: A Journey'', Page 102-103


--> "The war was over and the world was falling in love again"

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--> -> "The war was over and the world was falling in love again"


This film is known today for several reasons. One, for being a famous flop that to some signaled the point at which the young auteurs of the NewHollywood generation were getting out of control. Two, for being a musical that doesn't play with the usual expectations of the genre since it featured MethodActing, only one big song and dance number(which is filled with StylisticSuck) and characters who are conventionally unlikable. Three for its famous title song by Kander and Ebb that would be covered by Music/FrankSinatra and become the unofficial anthem of the city, [[BreakawayPopHit even if many don't know it's from this movie]].

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This film is known today for several reasons. One, for being a famous flop that to some signaled the point at which the young auteurs of the NewHollywood UsefulNotes/NewHollywood generation were getting out of control. Two, for being a musical that doesn't play with the usual expectations of the genre since it featured MethodActing, only one big song and dance number(which is filled with StylisticSuck) and characters who are conventionally unlikable. Three for its famous title song by Kander and Ebb that would be covered by Music/FrankSinatra and become the unofficial anthem of the city, [[BreakawayPopHit even if many don't know it's from this movie]].


A 1977 film by Creator/MartinScorsese, '''New York, New York''' stars Creator/RobertDeNiro and Liza Minnelli. It is a love story between Jimmy, a saxophonist and Francine, a singer. He tries to pick her up on VJ Day because "The war's over and everyone's falling in love" but she rebuffs his advances, they run into each other, keep running into each other, eventually get together and form part of a band but their relationship slowly withers away as career and artistic dreams introduce tension in their relationship.

This film is known today for several reasons. One, for being a famous flop that to some signaled the point at which the young auteurs of the NewHollywood generation were getting out of control. Two, for being a musical that doesn't play with the usual expectations of the genre since it featured MethodActing, only one big song and dance number(which is filled with StylisticSuck) and characters who are conventionally unlikable. Three for its famous title song by Kander and Ebb that would be covered by Music/FrankSinatra and become the unofficial anthem of the city.

The film suffered from a troubled and expensive production, which generated poor publicity and it had the misfortune to be released in the same week as ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]''. It's generally not regarded as one of Scorsese's most notable films though it has had several BigNameFan over the years including the likes of Creator/JeanLucGodard and Creator/JossWhedon. Scorsese for his part always regarded it as one of his personal favorites.

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A 1977 film by Creator/MartinScorsese, '''New '''''New York, New York''' York''''' stars Creator/RobertDeNiro and Liza Minnelli. It is a love story between Jimmy, a saxophonist and Francine, a singer. He tries to pick her up on VJ Day because "The war's over and everyone's falling in love" but she rebuffs his advances, they run into each other, keep running into each other, eventually get together and form part of a band but their relationship slowly withers away as career and artistic dreams introduce tension in their relationship.

This film is known today for several reasons. One, for being a famous flop that to some signaled the point at which the young auteurs of the NewHollywood generation were getting out of control. Two, for being a musical that doesn't play with the usual expectations of the genre since it featured MethodActing, only one big song and dance number(which is filled with StylisticSuck) and characters who are conventionally unlikable. Three for its famous title song by Kander and Ebb that would be covered by Music/FrankSinatra and become the unofficial anthem of the city.

city, [[BreakawayPopHit even if many don't know it's from this movie]].

The film suffered from a troubled and expensive production, TroubledProduction, which generated poor publicity and it had the misfortune to be released in the same week as ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]''. It's generally not regarded as one of Scorsese's most notable films though it has had several BigNameFan over the years including the likes of Creator/JeanLucGodard and Creator/JossWhedon. Scorsese for his part always regarded it as one of his personal favorites.


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* BigApplesauce: Of course. Scorsese's CreatorProvincialism is right at the title!


The film suffered from a troubled and expensive production, which generated poor publicity and it had the misfortune to be released in the same week as ''Film/StarWars''. It's generally not regarded as one of Scorsese's most notable films though it has had several BigNameFan over the years including the likes of Creator/JeanLucGodard and Creator/JossWhedon. Scorsese for his part always regarded it as one of his personal favorites.

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The film suffered from a troubled and expensive production, which generated poor publicity and it had the misfortune to be released in the same week as ''Film/StarWars''.''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]''. It's generally not regarded as one of Scorsese's most notable films though it has had several BigNameFan over the years including the likes of Creator/JeanLucGodard and Creator/JossWhedon. Scorsese for his part always regarded it as one of his personal favorites.

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* HypocriticalHumor: "IT ''IS'' CALM!"

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