Thursday, February 23, 2012
Architecture of: The Naked City 
One of the first movies to be shot on location, this classic crime drama shows Manhattan in all its gritty and glamorous glory, in ways no later, set-piece version has ever quite matched. Like an animated exhibit of photographer Andreas Feininger, every shot is worthy of framing. And though the narrative ostensibly follows a police procedural format, the real plot is an amalgam of the "eight million stories" ... and the chief character exposed truly is ... The Naked City.