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* PopStarComposer: Procol Harum's "A Lighter Shade of Pale", Music/BobDylan's "Like a Rolling Stone".

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* MuseAbuse: Lionel derived his artistic energy from the "Life Lessons" with his assistants. He's looking to do the same thing with different assistant at the end of the story.


->''"SHELDON!!!"''

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->''"SHELDON!!!"''->SHELDON!!!




!! '''Life Lessons'''
--> Directed by Creator/MartinScorsese, written by Richard Price.
--> Starring Nick Nolte, Roseanna Arquette, Steve Buscemi.

In a story loosely based on Creator/FyodorDostoevsky's short novel ''The Gambler'', Nick Nolte plays Lionel Dobie, an acclaimed abstract artist who finds himself unable to paint during the days before the scheduled beginning of a major gallery exhibition of his new work. Rosanna Arquette is Paulette, his apprentice/assistant and former lover. Lionel is still infatuated with her, but Paulette wants only his tutelage, which makes things difficult since they live in the same studio-loft. Paulette dates other people, including a performance artist (Creator/SteveBuscemi) and a painter (Jesse Borrego).

These deliberate provocations on Paulette's part make Lionel insanely jealous and fuel his creativity. Lionel and Paulette, it becomes clear, have been using each other: Lionel using her sexually, Paulette using him as a means of entry to the higher spheres of the New York social and art scene. Paulette wants to give up and go home to her parents but Lionel persuades her to stay because New York is where a painter needs to be.

Lionel pours his anxiety and repressed passion into his work. Paintings around the studio show visual metaphors from relations past: stormy skies, burning bridges, and tormented clowns. Lionel realizes that he needs the emotional turmoil of his destructive relationships in order to fuel his art. In the last scene, at the art exhibit, Lionel meets another attractive young woman, a struggling painter. He persuades her to become his assistant, and potentially his lover, beginning the cycle anew.

!! '''Life Without Zoë'''
--> Co-Written and Directed by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, with Creator/SofiaCoppola collaborating on the screenplay.
--> Heather [=McComb=], Giancarlo Giannini, Talia Shire

Zoë (Heather [=McComb=]) is a schoolgirl who lives in a luxury hotel. She helps return to an Arab princess a valuable piece of jewelry that the princess had given to Zoë's father (Giancarlo Giannini) and had been subsequently stolen and recovered. Zoë tries to reconcile her divorced mother, a photographer (Talia Shire), and father, a flute soloist.

!! '''Oedipus Wrecks'''
--> Written and directed by and starring Creator/WoodyAllen.

New York lawyer Sheldon (Woody Allen) has problems with his overly critical mother (Mae Questel). Sheldon complains constantly to his therapist about her, wishing aloud that she would just disappear. Sheldon takes his shiksa fiancé, Lisa (Creator/MiaFarrow), to meet his mother, who immediately embarrasses him. The three, as well as Lisa's children from a previous marriage, go to a magic show. His mother is invited on stage to be a part of the magician's act. She is put inside a box that has swords stuck through it and she disappears, just as she is supposed to, but then she never reappears.

Although he is furious at first, this development turns out to be great for Sheldon because, with her out of his life, he can finally relax. But soon, to his horror, his mother reappears in the sky over New York City. She begins to annoy Sheldon and Lisa (with the whole city now watching) by constantly talking to strangers about his most embarrassing moments. This puts a strain on his relationship with Lisa, who leaves him. Sheldon is persuaded by his psychiatrist to see a psychic, Treva (Creator/JulieKavner), to try to get his mother back to reality. Treva's experiments fail, but Sheldon falls for her, possibly finding her to be very similar to his mother (see Oedipus complex). When he introduces Treva to his mother, she finally approves and comes back to Earth.

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\n!! '''Life Lessons''' \n--> Directed The parts are:
* "Life Lessons"
by Creator/MartinScorsese, written by Richard Price.
--> Starring Nick Nolte, Roseanna Arquette, Steve Buscemi.

In a story loosely based on Creator/FyodorDostoevsky's short novel ''The Gambler'', Nick Nolte plays Lionel Dobie, an acclaimed abstract artist who finds himself unable to paint during the days before the scheduled beginning of a major gallery exhibition of his new work. Rosanna Arquette is Paulette, his apprentice/assistant and former lover. Lionel is still infatuated
Martin Scorsese: A painter struggles with her, but Paulette wants only his tutelage, which makes things creative block and with the difficult since they live in the same studio-loft. Paulette dates other people, including a performance artist (Creator/SteveBuscemi) and a painter (Jesse Borrego).

These deliberate provocations on Paulette's part make Lionel insanely jealous and fuel
relationship with his creativity. Lionel and Paulette, it becomes clear, have been using each other: Lionel using her sexually, Paulette using him as a means of entry to the higher spheres of the New York social and art scene. Paulette wants to give up and go home to her parents but Lionel persuades her to stay because New York is where a painter needs to be.

Lionel pours his anxiety and repressed passion into his work. Paintings around the studio show visual metaphors from relations past: stormy skies, burning bridges, and tormented clowns. Lionel realizes that he needs the emotional turmoil of his destructive relationships in order to fuel his art. In the last scene, at the art exhibit, Lionel meets another attractive young woman, a struggling painter. He persuades her to become his assistant, and potentially his lover, beginning the cycle anew.

!! '''Life
ex, who's still living with him.
* "Life
Without Zoë'''
--> Co-Written and Directed
Zoë" by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, with Creator/SofiaCoppola collaborating on the screenplay.
--> Heather [=McComb=], Giancarlo Giannini, Talia Shire

Zoë (Heather [=McComb=]) is
Francis Ford Coppola: Follows a schoolgirl who lives in a luxury hotel. She helps return to an Arab princess a valuable piece of jewelry that the princess had given to Zoë's father (Giancarlo Giannini) hotel and had been subsequently stolen and recovered. Zoë tries to reconcile reconsole her divorced mother, parents.
* "Oedipus Wrecks" by Woody Allen: A man has
a photographer (Talia Shire), difficult and father, a flute soloist.

!! '''Oedipus Wrecks'''
--> Written and directed by and starring Creator/WoodyAllen.

New York lawyer Sheldon (Woody Allen) has problems with his overly critical mother (Mae Questel). Sheldon complains constantly to his therapist about her, wishing aloud that she would just disappear. Sheldon takes his shiksa fiancé, Lisa (Creator/MiaFarrow), to meet his mother, who immediately embarrasses him. The three, as well as Lisa's children from a previous marriage, go to a magic show. His mother is invited on stage to be a part of the magician's act.
overbearing mother. She is put inside a box that has swords stuck through it and she disappears, just ends up as she is supposed to, but then she never reappears.

Although he is furious at first, this development turns out to be great for Sheldon because, with her out of his life, he can finally relax. But soon, to his horror, his mother reappears
a giant face in the sky over New York City. She begins to annoy Sheldon and Lisa (with the whole city now watching) by constantly talking to strangers about his most embarrassing moments. (it makes sense in context).

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This puts a strain on his relationship with Lisa, who leaves him. Sheldon is persuaded by his psychiatrist to see a psychic, Treva (Creator/JulieKavner), to try to get his mother back to reality. Treva's experiments fail, but Sheldon falls for her, possibly finding her to be very similar to his mother (see Oedipus complex). When he introduces Treva to his mother, she finally approves and comes back to Earth.

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[[caption-width-right:220:Psst: You can skip the second part.]]



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-->'''Sheldon's -->-- '''Sheldon's mother'''



* PopStarComposer: Procol Harum's "A Lighter Shade of Pale", Music/BobDylan's "Like a Rolling Stone".



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* PopStarComposer: Procol Harum's "A Lighter Shade of Pale", Music/BobDylan's "Like a Rolling Stone".


Stone".


New York Stories is a 1989 anthology film; it consists of three shorts with the central theme being New York City.
The first is Life Lessons, directed by Creator/MartinScorsese, written by Richard Price and starring Nick Nolte. The second is Life Without Zoë, directed by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola and written by Coppola with his daughter, Creator/SofiaCoppola. The last is Oedipus Wrecks, directed, written by and starring Creator/WoodyAllen.

* '''Life Lessons:'''

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New ''New York Stories Stories'' is a 1989 anthology film; it consists of three shorts with the central theme being New York City.
The first is Life Lessons,
UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, and each short being directed by prominent New York-based film-makers: Creator/MartinScorsese, Creator/FrancisFordCoppola and Creator/WoodyAllen.


!! '''Life Lessons'''
--> Directed
by Creator/MartinScorsese, written by Richard Price and starring Price.
--> Starring
Nick Nolte. The second is Life Without Zoë, directed by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola and written by Coppola with his daughter, Creator/SofiaCoppola. The last is Oedipus Wrecks, directed, written by and starring Creator/WoodyAllen.

* '''Life Lessons:'''
Nolte, Roseanna Arquette, Steve Buscemi.









* '''Life Without Zoë:'''

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* !! '''Life Without Zoë:'''Zoë'''
--> Co-Written and Directed by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, with Creator/SofiaCoppola collaborating on the screenplay.
--> Heather [=McComb=], Giancarlo Giannini, Talia Shire



* '''Oedipus Wrecks:'''

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* !! '''Oedipus Wrecks:'''Wrecks'''
--> Written and directed by and starring Creator/WoodyAllen.



Although he is furious at first, this development turns out to be great for Sheldon because, with her out of his life, he can finally relax. But soon, to his horror, his mother reappears in the sky over New York City. She begins to annoy Sheldon and Lisa (with the whole city now watching) by constantly talking to strangers about his most embarrassing moments. This puts a strain on his relationship with Lisa, who leaves him. Sheldon is persuaded by his psychiatrist to see a psychic, Treva (Creator/JulieKavner), to try to get his mother back to reality. Treva's experiments fail, but Sheldon falls for her, possibly finding her to be very similar to his mother (see Oedipus complex). When he introduces Treva to his mother, she finally approves and comes back to Earth.

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Although he is furious at first, this development turns out to be great for Sheldon because, with her out of his life, he can finally relax. But soon, to his horror, his mother reappears in the sky over New York City. She begins to annoy Sheldon and Lisa (with the whole city now watching) by constantly talking to strangers about his most embarrassing moments. This puts a strain on his relationship with Lisa, who leaves him. Sheldon is persuaded by his psychiatrist to see a psychic, Treva (Creator/JulieKavner), to try to get his mother back to reality. Treva's experiments fail, but Sheldon falls for her, possibly finding her to be very similar to his mother (see Oedipus complex). When he introduces Treva to his mother, she finally approves and comes back to Earth.Earth.

! Tropes in the film.
* BigApplesauce: It's in the title. All three films show the artistic side of the city
* GreenEyedMonster: Lionel likes to force himself in these relationships to help his art.
* PopStarComposer: Procol Harum's "A Lighter Shade of Pale", Music/BobDylan's "Like a Rolling Stone".




Zoë (Heather McComb) is a schoolgirl who lives in a luxury hotel. She helps return to an Arab princess a valuable piece of jewelry that the princess had given to Zoë's father (Giancarlo Giannini) and had been subsequently stolen and recovered. Zoë tries to reconcile her divorced mother, a photographer (Talia Shire), and father, a flute soloist.

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Zoë (Heather McComb) [=McComb=]) is a schoolgirl who lives in a luxury hotel. She helps return to an Arab princess a valuable piece of jewelry that the princess had given to Zoë's father (Giancarlo Giannini) and had been subsequently stolen and recovered. Zoë tries to reconcile her divorced mother, a photographer (Talia Shire), and father, a flute soloist.


In a story loosely based on Creator/FyodorDostoevsky's short novel The Gambler, Nick Nolte plays Lionel Dobie, an acclaimed abstract artist who finds himself unable to paint during the days before the scheduled beginning of a major gallery exhibition of his new work. Rosanna Arquette is Paulette, his apprentice/assistant and former lover. Lionel is still infatuated with her, but Paulette wants only his tutelage, which makes things difficult since they live in the same studio-loft. Paulette dates other people, including a performance artist (Creator/SteveBuscemi) and a painter (Jesse Borrego).

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In a story loosely based on Creator/FyodorDostoevsky's short novel The Gambler, ''The Gambler'', Nick Nolte plays Lionel Dobie, an acclaimed abstract artist who finds himself unable to paint during the days before the scheduled beginning of a major gallery exhibition of his new work. Rosanna Arquette is Paulette, his apprentice/assistant and former lover. Lionel is still infatuated with her, but Paulette wants only his tutelage, which makes things difficult since they live in the same studio-loft. Paulette dates other people, including a performance artist (Creator/SteveBuscemi) and a painter (Jesse Borrego).


In a story loosely based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's short novel The Gambler, Nick Nolte plays Lionel Dobie, an acclaimed abstract artist who finds himself unable to paint during the days before the scheduled beginning of a major gallery exhibition of his new work. Rosanna Arquette is Paulette, his apprentice/assistant and former lover. Lionel is still infatuated with her, but Paulette wants only his tutelage, which makes things difficult since they live in the same studio-loft. Paulette dates other people, including a performance artist (Steve Buscemi) and a painter (Jesse Borrego).

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In a story loosely based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's Creator/FyodorDostoevsky's short novel The Gambler, Nick Nolte plays Lionel Dobie, an acclaimed abstract artist who finds himself unable to paint during the days before the scheduled beginning of a major gallery exhibition of his new work. Rosanna Arquette is Paulette, his apprentice/assistant and former lover. Lionel is still infatuated with her, but Paulette wants only his tutelage, which makes things difficult since they live in the same studio-loft. Paulette dates other people, including a performance artist (Steve Buscemi) (Creator/SteveBuscemi) and a painter (Jesse Borrego).



New York lawyer Sheldon (Woody Allen) has problems with his overly critical mother (Mae Questel). Sheldon complains constantly to his therapist about her, wishing aloud that she would just disappear. Sheldon takes his shiksa fiancé, Lisa (Mia Farrow), to meet his mother, who immediately embarrasses him. The three, as well as Lisa's children from a previous marriage, go to a magic show. His mother is invited on stage to be a part of the magician's act. She is put inside a box that has swords stuck through it and she disappears, just as she is supposed to, but then she never reappears.
Although he is furious at first, this development turns out to be great for Sheldon because, with her out of his life, he can finally relax. But soon, to his horror, his mother reappears in the sky over New York City. She begins to annoy Sheldon and Lisa (with the whole city now watching) by constantly talking to strangers about his most embarrassing moments. This puts a strain on his relationship with Lisa, who leaves him. Sheldon is persuaded by his psychiatrist to see a psychic, Treva (Julie Kavner), to try to get his mother back to reality. Treva's experiments fail, but Sheldon falls for her, possibly finding her to be very similar to his mother (see Oedipus complex). When he introduces Treva to his mother, she finally approves and comes back to Earth.

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New York lawyer Sheldon (Woody Allen) has problems with his overly critical mother (Mae Questel). Sheldon complains constantly to his therapist about her, wishing aloud that she would just disappear. Sheldon takes his shiksa fiancé, Lisa (Mia Farrow), (Creator/MiaFarrow), to meet his mother, who immediately embarrasses him. The three, as well as Lisa's children from a previous marriage, go to a magic show. His mother is invited on stage to be a part of the magician's act. She is put inside a box that has swords stuck through it and she disappears, just as she is supposed to, but then she never reappears.
Although he is furious at first, this development turns out to be great for Sheldon because, with her out of his life, he can finally relax. But soon, to his horror, his mother reappears in the sky over New York City. She begins to annoy Sheldon and Lisa (with the whole city now watching) by constantly talking to strangers about his most embarrassing moments. This puts a strain on his relationship with Lisa, who leaves him. Sheldon is persuaded by his psychiatrist to see a psychic, Treva (Julie Kavner), (Creator/JulieKavner), to try to get his mother back to reality. Treva's experiments fail, but Sheldon falls for her, possibly finding her to be very similar to his mother (see Oedipus complex). When he introduces Treva to his mother, she finally approves and comes back to Earth.


[[caption-width-right:220:A collection of three short films by critically acclaimed New York directors including two of which are worth watching.]]

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[[caption-width-right:220:A collection of three short films by critically acclaimed New York directors including two of which are worth watching.[[caption-width-right:220:Psst: You can skip the second part.]]


The first is Life Lessons, directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Richard Price and starring Nick Nolte. The second is Life Without Zoë, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and written by Coppola with his daughter, Sofia Coppola. The last is Oedipus Wrecks, directed, written by and starring Woody Allen.

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The first is Life Lessons, directed by Martin Scorsese, Creator/MartinScorsese, written by Richard Price and starring Nick Nolte. The second is Life Without Zoë, directed by Francis Ford Coppola Creator/FrancisFordCoppola and written by Coppola with his daughter, Sofia Coppola. Creator/SofiaCoppola. The last is Oedipus Wrecks, directed, written by and starring Woody Allen.Creator/WoodyAllen.

* '''Life Lessons:'''
In a story loosely based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's short novel The Gambler, Nick Nolte plays Lionel Dobie, an acclaimed abstract artist who finds himself unable to paint during the days before the scheduled beginning of a major gallery exhibition of his new work. Rosanna Arquette is Paulette, his apprentice/assistant and former lover. Lionel is still infatuated with her, but Paulette wants only his tutelage, which makes things difficult since they live in the same studio-loft. Paulette dates other people, including a performance artist (Steve Buscemi) and a painter (Jesse Borrego).
These deliberate provocations on Paulette's part make Lionel insanely jealous and fuel his creativity. Lionel and Paulette, it becomes clear, have been using each other: Lionel using her sexually, Paulette using him as a means of entry to the higher spheres of the New York social and art scene. Paulette wants to give up and go home to her parents but Lionel persuades her to stay because New York is where a painter needs to be.
Lionel pours his anxiety and repressed passion into his work. Paintings around the studio show visual metaphors from relations past: stormy skies, burning bridges, and tormented clowns. Lionel realizes that he needs the emotional turmoil of his destructive relationships in order to fuel his art. In the last scene, at the art exhibit, Lionel meets another attractive young woman, a struggling painter. He persuades her to become his assistant, and potentially his lover, beginning the cycle anew.

* '''Life Without Zoë:'''
Zoë (Heather McComb) is a schoolgirl who lives in a luxury hotel. She helps return to an Arab princess a valuable piece of jewelry that the princess had given to Zoë's father (Giancarlo Giannini) and had been subsequently stolen and recovered. Zoë tries to reconcile her divorced mother, a photographer (Talia Shire), and father, a flute soloist.

* '''Oedipus Wrecks:'''
New York lawyer Sheldon (Woody Allen) has problems with his overly critical mother (Mae Questel). Sheldon complains constantly to his therapist about her, wishing aloud that she would just disappear. Sheldon takes his shiksa fiancé, Lisa (Mia Farrow), to meet his mother, who immediately embarrasses him. The three, as well as Lisa's children from a previous marriage, go to a magic show. His mother is invited on stage to be a part of the magician's act. She is put inside a box that has swords stuck through it and she disappears, just as she is supposed to, but then she never reappears.
Although he is furious at first, this development turns out to be great for Sheldon because, with her out of his life, he can finally relax. But soon, to his horror, his mother reappears in the sky over New York City. She begins to annoy Sheldon and Lisa (with the whole city now watching) by constantly talking to strangers about his most embarrassing moments. This puts a strain on his relationship with Lisa, who leaves him. Sheldon is persuaded by his psychiatrist to see a psychic, Treva (Julie Kavner), to try to get his mother back to reality. Treva's experiments fail, but Sheldon falls for her, possibly finding her to be very similar to his mother (see Oedipus complex). When he introduces Treva to his mother, she finally approves and comes back to Earth.


[[caption-width-right:220:A collection by critically acclaimed New York directors including two good short films]]

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->''"SHELDON!!!"''
-->'''Sheldon's mother'''

New York Stories is a 1989 anthology film; it consists of three shorts with the central theme being New York City.
The first is Life Lessons, directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Richard Price and starring Nick Nolte. The second is Life Without Zoë, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and written by Coppola with his daughter, Sofia Coppola. The last is Oedipus Wrecks, directed, written by and starring Woody Allen.

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