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Scorsese, Martin (director); Earl Mac Rauch, Mardik Martin (screenwriter); Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro (starring); Elliott Marks, Bruce McBroom (photographers); David Ehrenstein (critic)
New York, New York (Set of 20 large and 10 cut keybook contact sheets from the 1977 film)
Beverly Hills, CA: Chartoff-Winkler Productions, 1976. Set of 30 vintage keybook contact sheets (20 large and 10 cut), comprising over 1000 images from the 1977 film. A working document in the film's development, with various photos marked through, circled, and notated. Credited on two of the cut contact sheets are photographers Bruce McBroom and Elliott Marks, with dates of October 7, 1976 and June 16, 1976, respectively. Large contact sheets with keyhole punches at the left margin, as called for. Shown are a vast array of scenarios from the film: Scorsese and his crew at work, Scorsese working with the actors, the actors preparing for various scenes, the scenes themselves, construction details of the film's elaborate soundstages. From the collection of noted American film critic David Ehrenstein, with his label on the verso of each of the large contact sheets. Two musicians, played by Minnelli and DeNiro, meet and begin a tumultuous partnership both on- and offstage. The film follows the downfall of their relationship and their subsequent rises to musical fame. Scorsese's first film after "Taxi Driver," and a significant departure from the darkness and grit common in his other films, "New York, New York" was intended to be an homage to the classic Hollywood musical. Nominated for four Golden Globes. Set in New York, shot on location in New York and Los Angeles. Large contact sheets 14 x 11.25 inches. Cut sheets vary, but no larger than 8 x 10 inches. Near Fine overall.
Bookseller: Royal Books [United States]

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