A Great New York City Movie : Setting BROOKLYN 1954

Reply Thu 3 Jul, 2003 12:01 am
PBS Thirteen New York is doing a series called Reel New York. On July 7 at 12:00 a.m. they'll be showing THE LITTLE FUGITIVE. As a former Times movie critic used to say,


The story is simple, get past the first ten minutes, once Joey arrives at Coney Island (on a subway train with wicker seats), you will fall in love. Black and white gorgeous shots, total naturalism, the people, beach, boardwalk top and bottom.

Hey, The parachute jump is working, and the bottle deposit was five cents. and New Yorkers were New Yorkers.

Set the VCR. It's a keeper!
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Reply Wed 16 Jul, 2003 06:17 pm
Dang, this should of gotten more response! Maybe it should have been posted in film. Some of the participants in film may rather shun TV! The film is a great indie and I did manage to see it again. I wish there were more films like this one which truly have an enthralling story to tell with characters one cares about. But we're getting Arnold as another robot (as if he ever played any other role!) Yikes, we might get him as a governor in California -- just the fact that anyone would be insane enough to want to be saddled down with the economic woes of the state proves that looks aren't deceiving. Some movie stars actually are stupid.
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Reply Wed 16 Jul, 2003 07:26 pm
My error re forum Have now figured out how to post in the right place. What happened in a few cases was I'd be reading in a forum get an idea for posting and just go to new topic. That's how "walking pneumonia" ended up in poetry. That was not an homage to all those consumptive wordmongers.

As to Little Fugitve, PBS does do repeats. If I see it coming I'll post (or perhaps you can post) in Film. Glad you got to see it again.
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Reply Thu 17 Jul, 2003 08:55 am
I could have this moved to film if you like.

I suggest logging onto the PBS site or the station site in each area (like KCET, Los Angeles) and searching for a repeat showing. It also may show up on Sundance or IFC.
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Reply Thu 17 Jul, 2003 10:53 am
Thanks for offering to move this to Film, yes, please do that. I was surprised by your comment that some interested in Film would ignore anything in TV. I usually look at New Posts for subject, don't pay much attention to Forum. Guess once something is not active the Forum becomes more important.
Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2012 12:26 pm
FYI MoMA NYC showed The Little Fugitive within the last two years. Of course I went to see it. I haven't had a TV for quite some time, and when the set died, I joined MoMA. They have an amazing film department and a mind-boggling assortment of , let's speak plain and simple, movies. You can see two or three movies most days, admission free with museum membership. Great deal!I
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