Martin Scorsese in the backseat of taxi explaining why New York City is superior to Paris? It can only be Bertrand Tavernier's 'Round Midnight, a film that's not without flaws, but is easily one of the best films of all time about jazz and jazz musicians.
Well, the big news on everybody's lips this week is about the sudden, unexpected shuttering of New Yorker Films. It is indeed a great loss, but the bigger concern is the future status of the archive. There's 40 years of curation there, and the thought of having it broken up is nothing short of tragic.
The blogosphere is buzzing with articles, most of them full of speculation, half-truths, and idealized outcomes. I don't have much to contribute at this point other than to say -- remember the story of David and Goliath?
Well, this is the final quiz of the round, and I thought it would be fitting to close it out with a shot from one of my favorite New Yorker DVDs. It's an easy one, I know. Name this black and white masterpiece. Be sure to check back next week for the winners! Submit your answers to this address. Good luck!