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Synopsis: This is a tale of two cities, both called 'New York'. The first is a real city, an urban agglomeration of millions. The second is a mythic city, so rich in memory and association and sense of place that to people everywhere it has come to seem real: the New York of films such as "42nd Street", "Rear Window", "King Kong", "Dead End", "The Naked City", "Ghostbusters", "Annie Hall", "Taxi Driver", and "Do the Right Thing". The dream city of the movies - created by more than a century of films, since the very dawn of the medium itself - may hold the secret to the glamour of its real counterpart. Here are the cocktail parties and power lunches, the subway chases and opening nights, the playground rumbles and observation-deck romances. Here is an invented Gotham, a place designed specifically for action, drama, and adventure, a city of bright avenues and mysterious sidestreets, of soaring towers and intimate corners, where remarkable people do exciting, amusing, romantic, scary things. Sanders takes the reader from the tenement to the penthouse, from New York to Hollywood and back again, from 1896 to the present, all the while showing how the real and mythic cities reflected, changed, and taught each other.
From the Back Cover:
"Wonderfully informed and informative . . . Celluloid Skyline is virtually without precedent in this lackluster field, given its depth of research, the richly detailed elegance of its critical argument and, most important, its ability to expand and redirect the way we think about movies . . . [Sanders] is brilliantly acute. He performs this analytical work with unflagging energy and attention to detail on literally hundreds of movies . . . As [Sanders] observes, New York is . . . the single greatest locus not just of California dreaming, but of American dreaming. Sanders is the Freud of that dream, its hugely informed and gracefully civilized interpreter. And his great work causes us finally to think afresh not just about his particular subject, but also about the whole vast movie enterprise."
--Richard Schickel, Los Angeles Times Book Review
"To his great credit, [James Sanders] sees the dream city not as a myth in need of deconstruction but as a commentary in need of explication-a kind of parallel universe, neither more nor less fantastic than the subject it mimics and enlarges . . . He is subtle . . . and, to judge by the movies he praises . . . he is also sound."
--The New Yorker
"Fascinating . . . Ambitious . . . A magnificent book, a searching and intelligent account of how the city shaped the movies . . . [Sanders's] knowledge of movies and filmmaking is profound, and his approach to the movies through his professional discipline is unique and revelatory."
--Charles Matthews, New London Day
"Mr. Sanders's book [is] an invaluable tour guide to several cities, each going under the name New York."
--Tom Shone, New York Observer
"The perfect Valentine to . . . two of our greatest loves, the City of New York and the movies . . . Celluloid Skyline chronicles New York as seen in the movies and doesn't miss a single iconic beat."
"An opulent tribute to Hollywood's Big Apple . . . Sanders's valentine to New York provides a tonic reminder of the power of its mythic images to outlast their own roots in reality."
"Entertaining and educational . . . A delight throughout."
Title: Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Book Condition: GOOD
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Book Description Bloomsbury, London, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Fascinating and hefty volume examining the two New Yorks: the real city and its Hollywood counterpart. Sanders unveils the history of both and how they influenced each other. Features numerous b/w images. Dust-jacket has some wear but contents clean and prim. Very good condition. Due to size extra postage fees may apply to overseas orders. Bookseller Inventory # 001233
Book Description Bloomsbury, 2002. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. new york and the movies. price clipped. HEAVY BOOK. Bookseller Inventory # 019434
Book Description Bloomsbury, London, 2002. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 4to. 260 x 215 mm (10¼ x 8½ inches). 498pp. Grey cloth binding, with title to spine in silver, in pictorial dustjacket. Jacket is a little loose. A clean, bright copy. 498pp. Bookseller Inventory # 56659
Book Description USA 1994, 1994. FE 26x21. Book Condition: E-1. Umfangreiche filmhistorische Dokumentation zur Darstellung der Stadt New York - als Städtebild oder Handlungshintergrund - auf der Leinwand. Im Anhang Filmographie. Üppig illustriert. Neuwertiges Exemplar mit Schutzumschlag. 498s. 1693g. Bookseller Inventory # 10955
Book Description BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING LTD, 2002. HardBack. Book Condition: Very Good. No jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 100005602
Book Description BLOOMSBURY, LONDON, 2002. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Large format hard cover with dust jacket. Slight wear on DJ edges. Not price clipped. Clean, tight pages. Strong binding. No inscriptions. Gray boards. 496 pages. Black and white illustration. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 014410
Book Description Bloomsbury, London, 2002. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good ++. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good ++. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 010586