Five cuts from the New York bor­ough

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM -

Two and a half mil­lion peo­ple live in the New York Bor­ough of Queens. But it has not been so well served by the movies as its neigh­bour Brook­lyn. COM­ING TO AMER­ICA( 1988) It’ s therein the cen­tral con­ceit. Ed­die Mur­phy’ s( right) African prince needs a queen, so he comes to Queens. Long Is­land City in par­tic­u­lar. SUN­DAY( 1997) Win­ner of the grand jury prize at Sun dance, Jonathan Nos site r’ s drama stars David Such et as a home­less man mis­taken for a distin­guished film direc­tor. SPI­DER-MAN( 2002) Peter Parker might just be Queens’ most fa­mous fic­tion al son. Peter and his aunt lived in di­verse For­est Hills. A GUIDE TOR ECO G NI SING YOURS AINTS( 2006) Direc­tor Di to Mon ti el draws great per­for­mances from Robert Downey Jr and Sh ia LaBeouf in a ver­sion of his own auto bio­graph­i­cal novel. Set in As­to­ria. CHOPSHOP( 2007) Ramin Bahrani, a great con­tem­po­rary rea list, tells the story of a home­less kid who gets work in a car re­pair shop near She a Sta­dium.

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