Metrograph, 1:46pm

Eleonor Botoman
6 min readDec 11, 2020
“New York Movie,” Edward Hopper

Act I — 12:08 pm

Like visiting a museum gallery on a weekday morning or a cemetery in the off-season, only those most loyal, most spurred with sudden agitation cut through the garbage-pimpled alleyways, past hungry crowds collecting around cafe doors and impatient dogs waiting outside grocery stories, to surrender their afternoons to the entire length of a matinee film. These individuals are not drawn in by the glow of a marquee…

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