New York Stories
New York Stories ★★★ 1989 (PG)
Entertaining anthology of three separate short films by three esteemed directors, all set in New York. In “Life Lessons” by Scorsese, an impulsive artist tries to prevent his live-in girlfriend from leaving him. “Life Without Zoe” by Coppola involves a youngster's fantasy about a wealthy 12-year-old who lives mostly without her parents. Allen's “Oedipus Wrecks,” generally considered the best short, is about a 50-year-old man who is tormented by the specter of his mother. 124m/C VHS, DVD . Nick Nolte, Rosanna Arquette, Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Mae Questel, Julie Kavner, Talia Shire, Giancarlo Giannini, Don Novello, Patrick O'Neal, Peter Gabriel, Paul Herman, Deborah Harry, Steve Buscemi, Heather McComb, Chris Elliott, Carole Bouquet, Edward I. Koch; D: Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola; W: Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Richard Price, Sofia Coppola; C: Sven Nykvist, Nestor Almendros; M: Carmine Coppola.