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S3 E6 Motherless Brooklyn: NYC in the shadow of power brokers

April 04, 2020 Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗
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S3 E6 Motherless Brooklyn: NYC in the shadow of power brokers
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Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗
S3 E6 Motherless Brooklyn: NYC in the shadow of power brokers
Apr 04, 2020
Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗

This week hosts Afra and Izzy nerd out about Edward Norton’s 2019 film “Motherless Brooklyn” with our special first-time guest, DK-an architect based in New York. 

The neo-noir film touches on a lot of topics we love to talk about: the fight for racial equality in the U.S., the urban plan3ning history of NYC, housing rights in the past and at present. The movie may not be the most famous one coming out of the last award season, but it’s a lovingly crafted story with a lot of ambition and heart. Please find it and watch it if possible. 

In this episode, you will hear about:

  • Why noir films have a gender problem, and how Motherless Brooklyn approaches that
  • Jane Jacobs vs. Robert Moses, death and life of great American cities 
  • What happened to Penn Station?
  • Housing rights then and now (this sounds like a one-semester course, oops)
  • What’s lost in China’s frenzy of housing development/urbanization? 
  • Is Edward Norton living by his principles? A rhetorical question.
  • The impossible choice between Ed Norton and Brad Pitt, both at the height of their beauty. (Afra and Izzy disagree.)

Links:

https://www.amazon.com/Power-Broker-Robert-Moses-Fall/dp/0394720245

DK: Book Recommendations

  1. Stemen, Sara. Projects and Their Consequences. Princeton Architectural Press, 2019.
  2. Miles, Mike E., et al. Real Estate Development: Principles and Process. Urban Land Institute, 2015.
  3. Koolhaas, Rem. Delirious New York. 1980.
  4. JACOBS, JANE. DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES. THE BODLEY HEAD LTD, 2020.


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Show Notes

This week hosts Afra and Izzy nerd out about Edward Norton’s 2019 film “Motherless Brooklyn” with our special first-time guest, DK-an architect based in New York. 

The neo-noir film touches on a lot of topics we love to talk about: the fight for racial equality in the U.S., the urban plan3ning history of NYC, housing rights in the past and at present. The movie may not be the most famous one coming out of the last award season, but it’s a lovingly crafted story with a lot of ambition and heart. Please find it and watch it if possible. 

In this episode, you will hear about:

  • Why noir films have a gender problem, and how Motherless Brooklyn approaches that
  • Jane Jacobs vs. Robert Moses, death and life of great American cities 
  • What happened to Penn Station?
  • Housing rights then and now (this sounds like a one-semester course, oops)
  • What’s lost in China’s frenzy of housing development/urbanization? 
  • Is Edward Norton living by his principles? A rhetorical question.
  • The impossible choice between Ed Norton and Brad Pitt, both at the height of their beauty. (Afra and Izzy disagree.)

Links:

https://www.amazon.com/Power-Broker-Robert-Moses-Fall/dp/0394720245

DK: Book Recommendations

  1. Stemen, Sara. Projects and Their Consequences. Princeton Architectural Press, 2019.
  2. Miles, Mike E., et al. Real Estate Development: Principles and Process. Urban Land Institute, 2015.
  3. Koolhaas, Rem. Delirious New York. 1980.
  4. JACOBS, JANE. DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES. THE BODLEY HEAD LTD, 2020.


Find Loud Murmurs in the iTunes podcast store, Google Play, Spotify, and wherever you listen to podcasts (e.g. Pocket Casts, Overcast)! Please subscribe, enjoy, and feel free to drop us a note and leave us a review. 

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/loudmurmurs


Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/loudmurmurs)