New York Stories (Blu-Ray)

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Product Overview


Studio Digital 1 Stop
SKU 230235102
UPC 683904630933
UPC 14 00683904630933
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/15/2012
Rating Rating
Short Stories
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
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.
Plot Summary
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.
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
Francis Ford Coppola
Woody Allen
Martin Scorsese
Nick Nolte
Cast & Crew
Woody Allen - Star
Mae Questal - Star
Mia Farrow - Star
Samantha Larkin - Star
Chris Elliott - Star
Talia Shire - Star
Rosanna Arquette - Star
Giancarlo Giannini - Star
Nick Nolte - Star
Julie Kavner - Star
Francis Ford Coppola - Director
Woody Allen - Director
Martin Scorsese - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1989
UPC 00683904630933
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 108 minutes
Color Color
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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