Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, above, circa 1956, on a break from filming Funny Face.
Taxi Driver, a Martin Scorsese early masterpiece circa 1976, the ultimate New York movie…To prepare for the role of a cabbie, Robert DeNiro drove a cab for 15 hours a day. Jodie Foster was only 12 years old when cast here and her sister, a 19-year-old Connie Foster, was cast as her body double for the more explicit scenes.
Afterhours, 1985. Another brilliant Scorsese film. Griffin Dunne and Rosanna Arquette, here, over coffee in the middle of the night in a diner downtown NYC, gritty and fabulous.
Coffee and Cigarettes, a 2003 Jim Jarmusch gem, absolute gem! The cast is beyond awesome for someone who grew up in the 70’s/80’s NYC…Here we have Tom Waits and Iggy Pop (!) chatting it up. If you haven’t seen this film, do!
Amelie, a 2001 perfectly charming vignette of a French film. Audrey Tautou plays Amelie, a tireless matchmaker who works in a Paris cafe.
This is, of course, the gang from a 1982 Barry Levinson’s cult classic, Diner. Every character is brilliantly written and played by little-known actors at the time, most of whom were on their way to become major stars . See Kevin Bacon (left, here) Mickey Rourke (behind him)…Coffee, sort of is another major character here, as the story line has these guys get together at their favourite diner nightly to drink coffee, smoke countless cigarettes and never grow up, together…