2003-11-27 / Other News

Brooklyn’s Film History Discussed

Brooklyn’s Film History Discussed

Brooklyn’s Film History Discussed

"Saturday Night Fever." "Moonstruck," "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn." "Smoke." "Do The Right Thing." "Radio Days." And what do all those films have in common? If you’re a film buff, you know they are some of the hundreds of movies that were filmed in Brooklyn. Attracted by the borough’s scenery and multicultural background of its residents that has produced compelling characters, filmmakers have been drawn to Brooklyn for decades.

Last week an overflow crowd filled the Woody Tanger Auditorium at Brooklyn College to participate in a panel discussion on the book, "The Brooklyn Film: Essays in the History of Filmmaking," edited by John Manbeck and Robert Singer. In addition to the authors, the moderator for the evening was noted author/journalist Pete Hamill, a Brooklyn native.

Hamill (left), who wrote the book’s introduction, and Manbeck (right), former borough historian, signed copies of the recently published work after the two-hour discussion.

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