For this presentation, I have chosen to talk about New York City, also known as "the Big Apple" or the "city that doesn't sleep". When French people hear about the United States, they often imagine how exciting the life might be in New York. The name itself suggests to the foreigners a marvelous place where everyone must be because everything is possible. The writer Tom Wolfe once said that in New York "culture just seems to be in the air, like part of the weather". In our imagination a real myth of New York City does exist.
The movie-goer that I want to base this as presentation is precisely on what can be called "popular culture". The image of the town is used in many films or TV series, and the most recent of them might be Spider-Man 3. In these many movies, New York is at first an amazing place with high buildings and dissimilar boroughs. Then, New York is a culture made of jazz, musicals and art. But New York is above all the New Yorker, a peculiar kind of human beings.
[...] He spends his time outside; he enjoys everything in the city and cannot leave it without depressing. Outside New York, he lacks oxygen and is different from others because of his accent and habits. That's how I imagine New York City. Thanks to the popular culture, I have the impression to know it. I know the place, I know the culture, and I even know the people. But now I am waiting for this myth to be confronted to reality. Can the myth of New York City be true? Filmography Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Blake Edwards. [...]
[...] The movie York, New York” with Liza Minnelli and Robert de Niro shows the importance of musical culture in a city like New York. It tells the story of two artists in love who went to New York to find the success. I'd like to quote a sentence from the famous song Liza Minnelli sings in the end of the movie. She says: want to wake up in a city that never sleeps And find I'm a number one, top of the list, King of the hill” New York is the place for jazz and the place for its successes. [...]
[...] There are many art galleries, like in the TV program and the city” which shows the wealthy New Yorkers spending their days and nights in them; but, there are also world-famous museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on the eastern edge of Central Park and usually called the and its main rival: the Museum of Modern Art, called the III] New York is the New Yorker From a famous New Yorker . In France, we have heard a lot of Rudy Giuliani as a republican politician but much more as the former mayor of New York in the 90s. [...]
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