Category New York City

Something about Robert De Niro

In the mid-1970s, Robert De Niro was in danger of getting typecast as a street tough, due to his performances in Mean Streets and Taxi Driver. So he leapt at a chance to play an elegant white-collar guy in The Last Tycoon. De Niro was coached by director Elia Kazan in how to appear intellectual. […]

BAMgram

David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, once told an interviewer that his favorite place in the city was Film Forum on West Houston in the Village: I have only one ambition: that one day I will be buried there. Up close. Near the screen. I know it’s lame because it’s a copycat thing, but […]