Film and TV With the mythical song of Frank Sinatra
El American filmmaker Spike Lee released a new short with which wanted to send “a love letter” to the residents of New York, the United States city most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, which already registers more than 26,000 deaths.
The piece, titled ‘New York, New York’, has as a soundtrack the song of the same name by Frank Sinatra, and is a collection of images of the empty streets of the Big Apple and its mythical places, such as Broadway, Wall Street, the monument to the victims of 9/11, the Oculus, the Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Station, the Empire State Building. , Times Square, and, of course, the Statue of Liberty.
Lee has also included in the short, three and a half minutes long, images of ambulances, policemen and firefighters in action, as well as some of the hospitals that have endured the greatest burden during the pandemic, such as Elmhurst Hospital in Queens or the Brooklyn Hospital.
Towards the end of the clip, the New Yorker wanted to make a clear tribute to the medical staff with a succession of their faces covered with masks, and the images of the applause that New Yorkers have been dedicating to them daily at 7:00 p.m. local time from balconies and rooftops.
“It hurts when you don’t see anyone on the streets,” Lee told CNN about the piece. “But you know what? I don’t want to be anywhere else than here, in the epicenter.”, aggregate.
Lee also gave his thoughts on why the coronavirus seems to have made the biggest dent in New York’s African-American communities: “I think after the coronavirus we have to turn things upside down. We cannot go back to doing things the way they used to be in health, education and the environment. The pandemic has exposed reality. Now we see the real situation, that’s what the coronavirus has done“.