The "Bright Lights, Big City" 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD came out today. I love this movie. It's the little things that mattered back then when I saw it the first time on PBS or HBO: an ill mother, wanting to be a writer, wanting to be in New York in the 80's. I can watch this movie and it will forever be a time capsule to all that. I have this personal New York movie saga made up of movies that I saw within a 4 year period that is made up of "Bight Lights, Big City", "Metropolitan", "Manhattan", "The Night We Never Met", "The Freshman" and a few others I can't think of right now.
/ Plaid: This City is Hell
/ Andrew Bird: Sectionate City
+ Ghostland Observatory - Sad Sad City
+ Trivia: Tom Cruise turned down the part later played by 'Michael J. Fox' as he didn't like the idea of scenes involving him taking drugs.
+ The novel was named after the song Bright Lights, Big City, originally sung by Jimmy Reed
"Here you are again. All messed up and no place to go."
"... and what you are left with is a premonition of the way your life will fade behind you, like a book you have read too quickly, leaving a dwindling trail of images and emotions until all you can remember is a name."