"New York, New York": Ironic Choice of Cover Art

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  1. Erik_H

    Erik_H Stunt Coordinator

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    MGM's choice of cover art for the upcoming DVD of "New York, New York" gave me a chuckle (the cover art can be viewed on Amazon.com).
    (Ending spoiled: ) The cover features a shot of De Niro and Minnelli as they appear at the end of the film, walking down a city street and smiling. This shot was taken from the alternate and more upbeat ending of the film (perhaps this will be included on the DVD?) in which the two lead characters appear to reconcile after years of estrangement; Minnelli accepts an invitation from De Niro and they walk off together. In the ending used by Scorcese in the final version of the film, Minnelli declines the invitation.
     
  2. Marc Colella

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    Doesn't this require a spoiler warning and the use of spoiler tags?
     
  3. Anthony Clifton

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    It's ironic only in the Alanis Morrisette definition of the word, not in the "I understand the English language" sense.
     
  4. Will Krupp

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    Wow...guess that holiday cheer has evaporated already. Actually, using a DELETED scene as cover art and the primary advertising logo for the dvd WOULD qualify as irony in the "I understand the English language" sense.
     
  5. Erik_H

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    Among the definitions of irony: an "incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs" (see, e.g., the listing for "irony" on Dictionary.com). Which is exactly why I characterized MGM's usage of the shot from the alternate ending on the cover of the DVD of "New York, New York" as "ironic." Nothing to do with Ms. Morrisette; end of English lesson. [​IMG]
     
  6. Will Krupp

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    HEHEH...give em hell Erik! [​IMG]
     
  7. Arnie G

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    I can't wait for this one. When's it coming???
     
  8. TonyD

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    well i never saw the movie and have been waiting for this dvd.

    did i just read something i shouldnt have?
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Marko Berg

    Marko Berg Supporting Actor

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    Someone needs to read the forum policy on personal attacks.

    While I understand someone might see this 1977 film for the first time on DVD, it has been a while since it was released. How long must one be careful in discussing its contents? The lifetime of its theatrical release plus seventy years? [​IMG]
     
  10. Arnie G

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    I think the cutoff limit for spoilers is 25 years, so I think we're safe[​IMG]
     
  11. Cees Alons

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    Always. If you're going to discuss a film and/or post a possible spoiler, make sure you announce it in advance. It could be in the topic line, or clearly beforehand in your post, in which latter case spoiler-tags are still required.

    And it's considered a nice service to fellow members to announce clearly what the nature of the covered spoiler is. Just a spoiler-frame is no good to anyone.


    Cees
     

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