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Films of Sergio Leone => Once Upon A Time In America => Topic started by: PowerRR on January 25, 2007, 04:39:18 PM

Title: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: PowerRR on January 25, 2007, 04:39:18 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d1/C0026342_2141122.jpg)

The buildings so high, a segment of the bridge almost pasted in the background, steam rising from the ground, as sophisticatedly dressed children walk across the street, with the youngest just prancing ahead.

This is easily the most beautifully made shot in the film. Everything seems to be so peaceful. I love it, I tell yuh! Hoo Ha!
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: The Peacemaker on January 25, 2007, 04:44:10 PM
Everything seems to be so peaceful. I love it, I tell yuh! Hoo Ha!

And it's sad to think the peace is ended when Bugsy appears a few minutes later.

It's a beautiful shot.
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: PowerRR on January 25, 2007, 04:54:37 PM
There's two things I always remember. Dominic, and the way he said "I slipped" just before he died. The other was you.
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: Tuco the ugly on January 25, 2007, 06:59:46 PM
All those scenes with the bridge behind are beautiful. O0
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: Sanjuro on January 25, 2007, 09:59:42 PM
Same shot different moment.

(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/4552/bridge2fv7.jpg)
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: Leone Admirer on January 26, 2007, 08:47:35 AM
Would love to go and stand at the spot, put that on my to do list on my next NY trip
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: The Peacemaker on January 26, 2007, 09:00:17 AM
Would love to go and stand at the spot, put that on my to do list on my next NY trip

I still haven't been there, I really would like to.

Maybe I'll go down there with my dad before the Morricone concert.
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: PowerRR on January 26, 2007, 09:19:37 AM
I went to Manhattan three times in one year, but never again besides for that. It's truly amazing.
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: Sanjuro on January 26, 2007, 04:52:28 PM
Peacemaker, if you know the exact spot, please let me know. I want to include it in my next NY trip.
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: The Peacemaker on January 26, 2007, 04:56:19 PM
Peacemaker, if you know the exact spot, please let me know. I want to include it in my next NY trip.

Funny, me and my dad were JUST talking about that exact location today on the phone too.

My dad loves OUATIA, he thinks it's Leone's best film. He told me that he knows the location. It's on the Brooklyn side, not the Manhattan side close to where Peter Luger's steakhouse is.

I'll ask him again for the exact location again tomorrow and post it for you Sanjuro.
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: Sanjuro on January 26, 2007, 04:58:48 PM
Funny, me and my dad were JUST talking about that exact location today on the phone too.

My dad loves OUATIA, he thinks it's Leone's best film. He told me that he knows the location. It's on the Brooklyn side, not the Manhattan side close to where Peter Luger's steakhouse is.

I'll ask him again for the exact location again tomorrow and post it for you Sanjuro.

Thanks Peace, I look forward to it!
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: cigar joe on January 26, 2007, 09:36:21 PM
Its on Washington Street in Brooklyn (Dumbo) which is Down Under the Manhattan Bridge

I though I made a suggestion that we early birds for the concert could do a Brooklyn homage to Leone

here is a link to images

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.oldnyc.com/jay_street_rr/dumbo/Dscn0046.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.oldnyc.com/jay_street_rr/dumbo/jay_street_rr_7.html&h=384&w=512&sz=40&hl=en&start=46&tbnid=I15kWQNQTCcLcM:&tbnh=98&tbnw=131&prev=/images%3Fq%3DWater%2BStreet%2BBrooklyn%26start%3D40%26ndsp%3D20%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26rls%3DGWYA,GWYA:2006-42,GWYA:en%26sa%3DN
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: Tuco the ugly on January 27, 2007, 06:38:56 AM
cj you really love this long links don't you? :o

so this is how it looks today.

what about the scene when Bob DeNiro is (30 years after) running with the suitcase full of money?Isn't that scene also somewhere under the bridge?
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: Leone Admirer on January 27, 2007, 06:55:38 AM
Thanks for the link Joe. Great how the pointed out the old tracks being built over by the sidewalk. There was a book I was going to pick up in NY when I was over there about the lost tunnels and hidden buildings underground New York. Wish I had bought it now.
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: cigar joe on January 27, 2007, 07:39:33 AM
long link ;)

I can't figure out a shorter way on this site any tricks to it?
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Post by: PowerRR on January 27, 2007, 08:38:30 AM
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Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: Sanjuro on January 27, 2007, 02:11:38 PM
Its on Washington Street in Brooklyn (Dumbo) which is Down Under the Manhattan Bridge

I though I made a suggestion that we early birds for the concert could do a Brooklyn homage to Leone

here is a link to images

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.oldnyc.com/jay_street_rr/dumbo/Dscn0046.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.oldnyc.com/jay_street_rr/dumbo/jay_street_rr_7.html&h=384&w=512&sz=40&hl=en&start=46&tbnid=I15kWQNQTCcLcM:&tbnh=98&tbnw=131&prev=/images%3Fq%3DWater%2BStreet%2BBrooklyn%26start%3D40%26ndsp%3D20%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26rls%3DGWYA,GWYA:2006-42,GWYA:en%26sa%3DN

Thank you very much for the info, CJ! That's a very comprehensive guide. Is this area safe to walk around?
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: cigar joe on January 27, 2007, 03:30:34 PM
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That's a very comprehensive guide. Is this area safe to walk around?

In daylight probably ok but I've never been there on the street just drove by, its still a very Jewish neighborhood all around.
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: Sanjuro on January 27, 2007, 06:04:41 PM
In daylight probably ok but I've never been there on the street just drove by, its still a very Jewish neighborhood all around.

I will definitely visit there during the day. Thanks, CJ.
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: cigar joe on January 28, 2007, 03:42:42 AM
the area is becomming gentrified, industrial space being turned into lofts, galleries, etc.
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: Sanjuro on January 28, 2007, 11:39:16 AM
the area is becomming gentrified, industrial space being turned into lofts, galleries, etc.

That sounds good. It's good to know the area is not a haven for gangs and mobs. 
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: marmota-b on April 15, 2007, 12:27:12 PM
long link ;)

I can't figure out a shorter way on this site any tricks to it?


If you search for images by google, the trick is to click on the image itself (above on the site that appears) and copy the link, or to click at properties of the image and copy the url, or to click on "Remove the frame" in upper right corner of the site. ;) By the first two ways you get the image url, the third is the whole site, probably better in this case. So here it is:
http://www.oldnyc.com/jay_street_rr/dumbo/jay_street_rr_7.html
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on July 16, 2007, 07:53:00 PM
I agree with you rr, one of the best shots I've ever seen.
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: Pier on July 23, 2007, 03:57:42 PM
Water street/Washington street at Dumbo....going there next september!

 :D
Title: Re: This is seriously one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen in a film.
Post by: geoman-1 on July 23, 2007, 04:50:02 PM
Talk about "framing" the characters. I can't think of another scene like it.