Drs Santtila and Weslake present this film to prompt discussion about assessing the value of a creation, specifically, how that assessment iregards the creator’s character.  If a creator’s poor ethical choices are revealed over time, how do those affect criticism of the creation?

Movies prompt conversation, whether disagreement, emotion, or endorsement.

The list of titles and links below are a gateway to read about ethics, art, and criticism.  Later links also explore Manhattan’s history, architecture, or urban design.  Listen to more music by the movie’s composer.  Ask at the library for travelogues, memoirs, or novels about different boroughs.

book jacketCinematic ethics: exploring ethical experience through film
Sinnerbrink, Robert, author • 2015; Taylor and Francis; 9781138826151




book jacketMoral Theory at the Movies: an Introduction to Ethics.
Kowalski, Dean • 2011; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 9781442214552




book jacketArtistic citizenship: Artisty, social responsibility, and ethical praxis
Elliott, David J • 2016; Oxford University Press; 9780199393770

Shanghai Library  NX180.E8 A78 2016



Feminist ethics in film: Reconfiguring care through cinema
Kupfer, Joseph H., author • 2012; Intellect; 9781841506821

Shanghai Library PN1995.9.W6 F46 2012




book jacket

Translating Popular Film
O’Sullivan, Carol. author • 2011;
Palgrave Macmillan; 9780230307872





Try three of the many databases to hear more music by Gershwin, the movie’s composer, or listen here.

book jacketExploring the original West Village
Pommer, Alfred • 2011, History Press, 9781609491512

Shanghai Library F128.68.W48 P65 2011




book jacketGreen metropolis: the extraordinary landscapes of New York City as nature, history, and design
Rogers, Elizabeth Barlow • 2016, Knopf, 9781101875537

Shanghai Library QH76.5.N7 R64 2016



book jacketAndo: complete works 1975-2014
Jodidio, Philip, author • 2014; Taschen America Llc, 3836553945

Shanghai Library NA1559.A5 A4 2014 Oversize