New York, New York

“Martin Scorsese has triumphed with a dark chamber musical, 137 minutes long, about the selfishness of a careerist. At first it seems to be '40s nostalgia only, but the love story grows in intensity and tragedy and the numbers are all commentaries on the uncertain relationship. Wonderfully, Scorsese ties tne musical to the world of mean streets and taxis, partly because of the frightening invention of Robert De Niro as sax-player - his best performance yet. Liza Minnelli simply absorbs and suffers from his willfulness, but is very touching. Controlled mordant color, clever recreation of jazz. No daylight. And a three-minute sensation by Dihanne Abbott. A major film.”

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