21 June 2017; “New York, New York” (1977) Throwback

Before Martin Scorsese, one of the most acclaimed film directors in history famous for mostly violence in some of his works, directed “Raging Bull” (1980), “Goodfellas” (1990), “The Departed” (2006), “Hugo” (2011) and most recently “Silence” (2016), he directed this unforgettable musical…

“Start spreadin’ the news, I’m leaving today”…

“New York, New York” was released on this day June 21st 1977, making the film 40 years old as of today.

The film follows a jazz saxophonist (played by legendary Oscar winner Robert De Niro) and a singer (played by legendary Oscar winner Liza Minnelli) who meet and fall in love but complications arise when their careers take them in different paths.

Fun fact: The main theme song, the film’s title, is #31 in the AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs list.

If you like Scorsese’s works as well as the lead actors and the musical genre, then this is for you or for anyone you know who likes the aforementioned aspects.On a fun note, who knew that Scorsese directed a musical throughout his filmography?

Poster source: IMP (Internet Movie Poster) Awards.