|Diane Keaton and Woody Allen in Annie Hall--by Queenie and the Dew via Flickr|
Often, NYC becomes more than a backdrop in film, but rather a main character -- one that unfortunately has yet to be nominated for an Oscar or any film award, yet remains consistent in its level of performance with no shortage of devotees.
I rounded up a selection of all-time favorite nominees and winners set in our great city. These will definitely take you back in time! You might find yourself renting some on Netflix if you haven't seen them, or watching one of these classics for the umpteenth time.
|A scene from West Side Story --credit|
|Fordham at Lincoln Center in 2012--by fordham alumni via Flickr|
Manhattan remains one of the most popular and well-loved New York films. Written and directed by Woody Allen and released in 1979, the opening sets the tone for the movie with clips of various streets and landmarks throughout Manhattan as well as the iconic skyline, set to Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. Though the film was nominated for several Oscars, sadly the awards passed over Manhattan that year.
The opening scene took place at the now defunct Elaine's, which was on the Upper East Side at the corner of 88th and 2nd Avenue, and the most memorable locale was the Queensboro Bridge with Gershwin's "Someone to Watch Over Me" playing in the background.
|Elaine's on the Upper East Side--credit|
Locations include Michael's apartment at 18th Street and 5th Avenue as well as the outside of the famous Sherry Netherland building at 59th and 5th.
|The Sherry Netherland--by hisgett via Flickr|
|31-33 West 12th Street--credit|
Feeling a bit nostalgic after this post? Check out this scene with Woody Allen and Diane Keaton in Manhattan.