It’s been a while since I’ve provided a little bit of YDDOP (Your Daily Dose Of Procrastination). Basically because no one really seemed to like the concept. At least that’s what all of the zero feedback mesages via facebook said.
This right here might be the new and improved version of the late YDDOP (RIP): Two pieces of media at least interconnected somehow through one shared aspect. Both clips showcase New York’s very special appeal from two very different perspectives.
Scorsese’s New York
First, there’s Scorsese’s perspective: A perspective that makes you fall in love with that town all over again every time you watch or re-watch one of his many movies in which NY provides the main setting. Via Whudat.
A visual love letter to New York City through the eyes and talents of its most enduring son, Martin Scorsese. A study in cinema on the aesthetic that Scorsese has distilled and reinvented over a five decade career, capturing America’s most vibrant and gritty urban environment. New York inspires Marty…Marty inspires New York.
Edited by Robert Kolodny. A House of Nod Love Letter.
Clips were taken from 14 of Scorsese’s pictures: After Hours, Bringing Out the Dead, Gangs of New York, Goodfellas, King of Comedy, Mean Streets, New York, New York, New York Stories, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Who’s That Knocking at My Door & The Wolf of WallStreet.
All clips were used without permission, just solely with the intent of infinite love for the cinema and endless respect for Mr. Scorsese and his team of collaborators.
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Tengu: God Of Mischief Skatevideo
And then there’s this little Skatevideo clip that appears to have been filmed in Brooklyn. Beautiful in its own right. Via Kraftfuttermischwerk.
Tengu, God of Mischief is an independent skate video by Colin Read which premiered last August. It was shot in several cities including New York City, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Bordeaux and as far as skateboarding films go, it’s packed with a lot of unconventional and obscure locations. Above is the opening clip of the film which sees a bunch of skaters tear up rooftops in NYC. You can order the DVD here.