Escape from New York

Escape from New York ★★★★½

"I don't give a fuck about your war... or your president. " A multiple end point... for New York as hell 70s movies, for the decade's spare post apocaliptic scenarios (transitioning here to the more production design oriented 80s version), to Carpenter's generation punk abrasiviness that both get a slicker package and in Russell's snake the perfect anarchic-individualist representation. There's plenty of other beauties as well from Carpenter's scope framing and minimalist presentation to the best acting essemble he ever got (Pleasance loathesome president is a particular standout). "They're savages, Mr. President. ", on both sides of the wall, the film never let one forget.

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