Picture Palace
Published in

Picture Palace

Woody Allen’s Manhattan is a Love Letter to New York

Woodcut of the movie poster for Manhattan.

Manhattan is Woody Allen’s heartfelt ode to New York. Shot in gorgeous black & white, the film opens with a stunning montage of New York City set to the strains of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue.” Unlike Scorsese’s gritty Mean Streets & Sidney Lumet’s Serpico, Manhattan offers an idealized view of New York. This is Allen’s attempt to make sense of his relationship with the city and the difficulty of…

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Loren Kantor

Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.