Manhattan

<B>“ <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100804010000" title="Manhattan (New York City)" href="/topic/us/new-york/new-york-city/manhattan-%28new-york-city%29-PLGEO100100804010000.topic">Manhattan</a>” </B><br>
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The town never looked more beautiful, thanks to Gordon Willis’ stunningly atmospheric wide-screen black-and-white cinematography, than in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB004228" title="Woody Allen" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/woody-allen-PECLB004228.topic">Woody Allen</a>’s 1979 valentine to his hometown. The romantic comedy revolves around a twice-divorced comedy writer named Isaac Davis (Allen) who is dating a 17-year-old high school girl ( <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002324" title="Mariel Hemingway" href="/topic/entertainment/mariel-hemingway-PECLB002324.topic">Mariel Hemingway</a>), only to end up falling in with the mistress (Keaton) of his best friend. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003793" title="Meryl Streep" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/meryl-streep-PECLB003793.topic">Meryl Streep</a> plays his lesbian ex-wife. The opening montage of Manhattan set to Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” is so amazing it’ll give you goose bumps.
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“ Manhattan”

The town never looked more beautiful, thanks to Gordon Willis’ stunningly atmospheric wide-screen black-and-white cinematography, than in Woody Allen’s 1979 valentine to his hometown. The romantic comedy revolves around a twice-divorced comedy writer named Isaac Davis (Allen) who is dating a 17-year-old high school girl ( Mariel Hemingway), only to end up falling in with the mistress (Keaton) of his best friend. Meryl Streep plays his lesbian ex-wife. The opening montage of Manhattan set to Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” is so amazing it’ll give you goose bumps.

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