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Dec 13, 2019

On to 1931 and back to Paramount for a Sylvia Sidney double feature: a genre exercise from Mamoulian (CITY STREETS) and a finger exercise from Sternberg (AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY). We debate whether Sternberg's version serves or travesties Dreiser's novel, and whether it matters. Then, the return of Scorsese Corner to discuss TAXI DRIVER, RAGING BULL, and (Dave's favourite Scorsese movie) NEW YORK, NEW YORK. Start spreading the news.

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:          City Streets (dir. Rouben Mamoulian)

0h 28m 44s:          An American Tragedy (dir. Josef von Sternberg)                          

0h 56M 36s:         

Fall Cinemagoing Update – Paradise Cinema Opens! (Trouble in Paradise - 1932)                             + Scorsese Corner: Taxi Driver (1976); New York, New York (1977); and Raging Bull (1980)


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