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New York Stories [Blu-ray]

  • PG
  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • 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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  • Credits
    Nick Nolte, Rosanna Arquette, Talia Shire, Talia Coppola, Talia Rose Coppola, Giancarlo Giannini, Mae Questal, Woody Allen, Allan Stewart Konigsberg, Mia Farrow, Maria de Lourdes Villiers Farrow, Julie Kavner, Samantha Larkin, Chris Elliott
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Vision[s] of this city's unlimited possibilities....[The OEDIPUS WRECKS segment is] funny enough to recall [Allen's] best early comedies..."<BR>
    New York Times

    "...Nolte is at his most appealing here..."
    Variety

    "...'Oedipus Wrecks' brings a welcome dose of Woody high comedy..."
    Total Film

    "[H]ilarious....Summoning the spirit of his early movies."
    Premiere

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

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