New York, New York (1977) directed by Martin Scorsese
I love Martin Scorsese movies but I have avoided this one all these years because I don't like musicals and this movie did poorly when it was released and it doesn't seem to have much of a following. I think this may be the only major Scorsese movie I had not seen. I decided to bite the bullet and watch this and I'm glad I did, it was fantastic. Be warned though, it's a downbeat movie and the Robert DeNiro character is about as unlikable as any character he has ever played that doesn't kill people. Scorsese wanted to give the film a 40's musical look so there is a lot of painted backgrounds that look fake but very cool (and they look fake on purpose). I have to say that Liza's kind of music is not my style but she was amazing and her New York New York final scene will blow you away. I should have known better than to doubt Martin Scorsese.
By the way, I was curious about the song, "New York, New York" and if it was written for the movie or not since the Sinatra version is the one I've always heard. I did a little research and found out that the song was written specifically for this movie so Liza's version is the real thing.