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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 230235102
UPC: 683904630933
UPC 14: 00683904630933
Category Keywords: Recommended  Short Stories  Theatrical Release
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
NEW YORK STORIES comprises three short films set in New York, directed by Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, and Woody Allen. Scorsese directs "Life Lessons," in which painter Nick Nolte plays an abstract painter trying to save his relationship with Rosanna Arquette. Francis Ford Coppola directs "Life Without Zoe," which stars Heather McComb as a young schoolgirl who lives alone at the Sherry-Netherland Hotel while her parents (Talia Shire and Giancarlo Giannini) globetrot around the world. Precocious Zoe is lovingly watched over by her butler, Hector (Don Novello), until her parents return home one day with a surprising announcement. Sofia Coppola co-wrote the script with her father. The final segment is "Oedipus Wrecks," a classic Woody Allen piece about a Jewish nebbish who is a bit of a momma's boy.

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Digital 1 Stop
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/15/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 108 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1989
Video UPC UPC: 00683904630933
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Woody Allen
Video Cast Info Mae Questal
Video Cast Info Mia Farrow
Video Cast Info Samantha Larkin
Video Cast Info Chris Elliott
Video Cast Info Talia Shire
Video Cast Info Rosanna Arquette
Video Cast Info Giancarlo Giannini
Video Cast Info Nick Nolte
Video Cast Info Julie Kavner
Video Cast Info Francis Ford Coppola - Director
Video Cast Info Woody Allen - Director
Video Cast Info Martin Scorsese - Director
Plot Summary
NEW YORK STORIES is a feature-length film consisting of three shorts directed by Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, and Woody Allen. The stories are linked only by their New York City setting and show three very different facets of New York life.| Scorsese's "Life Lessons" is the bittersweet tale of an aging Abstract Expressionist painter whose young live-in girlfriend and artistic protégée decides to leave him just as he's preparing for an important gallery opening. Tired of living in the shadow of her famous lover and disappointed in her own lack of artistic talent, the girl torments him with tantrums and brazen acts of infidelity as the painter furiously attempts to fill his canvases in time for his show.| Coppola's "Life Without Zoe" is a candy-coated look at the life of a poor little rich girl who resides alone at the Sherry-Netherland Hotel under the care of a butler while her neglectful parents flit around the world. Zoe attends fanciful parties with other fabulously wealthy children and becomes involved in the search for a pair of missing diamond earrings that eventually reunites her with her parents.| "Oedipus Wrecks" is Woody Allen's comic nightmare about a 50-year-old man still suffocated by his overbearing Jewish mother. When she disappears mysteriously one day, he thinks his troubles are over--until she reappears as a giant apparition looming in the sky above Manhattan.

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...Vision[s] of this city's unlimited possibilities....[The OEDIPUS WRECKS segment is] funny enough to recall [Allen's] best early comedies..."| 03/01/1989 p.C17

Variety
"...Nolte is at his most appealing here..." 03/01/1989

Total Film
"...'Oedipus Wrecks' brings a welcome dose of Woody high comedy..." 07/01/2000 p.110

Premiere
"[H]ilarious....Summoning the spirit of his early movies." 07/01/2006 p.109

Entertainment Weekly
"Scorsese sticks the landing with his chapter, 'Life Lessons'....Scorsese seems to be having a blast, pouring on stylistic tricks..." -- Grade: A- 05/18/2012

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