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YungMarxian

NYC transit in film and media

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I'm making this thread to gather clips or names of films, television shows, shorts, etc. that feature aspects of NYC mass transit as a meaningful setting.

 

I'm inspired by the subway scene in La Haine (1996) [dir. Matthiue Kassovitz] and imagine seeing the subways and buses as a focal point to films made by NYC artists and youth. With filmmaking become more and more accessible, we're bound to start seeing the subway in film for what it is: the silver angel that brings so many NYC youths to and from everywhere they go - myself included.

 

I'll add some of my own favorites later.

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Men In Black 2 has a R32 that gets halfway eaten by a worm lol.

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Practically any TV show or movie based in New York is going to have at least some mention or shot of the subway in some shape or form.

 

If I had to pick one where the subway plays a meaningful presence, I'd say "The Taking of Pelham 123" for obvious reasons.

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Mr Robot comes to mind, show features a LOT of subway scenes. 

 

I love that show! I can't wait until next season!

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I remember seeing a Grand Avenue NG shows up in a scene in Daredevil (the Netflix show, not even gonna acknowledge the movie), and a Fresh Pond NG in Limitless (the TV show). Not sure what the #s of those buses were.

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The 1970's television show "Welcome Back, Kotter" features an R32 Brightliners set in the opening credits and a new look Brooklyn bus in the closing credits.

Best movie:

The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three From 1974. 

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