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New York in the Fifties

New York in the Fifties (2001)

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New York City has long been one of the cultural capitals of the world, and as the United States would go through a period of personal, political, and artistic tumult in the 1960s, the first waves of this shift in America's attitudes were felt in New York in the 1950s. New York in the Fifties is a documentary, adapted from the book of the same name by Dan Wakefield, that looks back at life in the Big Apple as beat poetry, free jazz, and new movements in abstract art began to change the way people

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Documentary, Special Interest

Dan Wakefield

Nov 20, 2001

Avatar Films

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It doesn't present a very thorough vicarious experience of the New York scene, but it does present conversations with some of the period's most interesting people.

March 11, 2003 Full Review Source: Offoffoff
Offoffoff

A likeable documentary that strives to tie up a number of cultural themes and make sense of a very disparate group of 1950s social and artistic innovators, and even a few phonies.

October 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

a fascinating slice of modern history

May 7, 2002 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

If anything, "New York in the Fifties" is too short leaving the scope of the film somewhat lacking.

December 21, 2001 Full Review Source: Baseline.Hollywood.com
Baseline.Hollywood.com

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