New York City during the 1970s as captured on film is possibly by favorite aesthetic of all time, outside of the black and white ads in Filmfax. There’s just something so beautiful about the filth, the clothing, the hairstyles, the mutton chops, and the ever looming sense that someone had sneaked a razor blade in the big apple. Plus, I think the film stock of the 70s is really a spectacular moment for color and grain. While looking around Hulu.com last night, I came across two films which would make a great NYC Seventies double feature: The Taking of Pelham 123 (1974) and Death Wish (1974).
Now there’s a badass double feature! Where have the good old days gone, Manahatta? And given that both are from 1974, I’m sure there could be a similarly themed double bill for ever year of the decade, need to look into this, any help?