Manhattan (1979), dir. Woody Allen | Chapter One. “He adored New York City. He idolized it all out of proportion.” Uh, no, make that: “He romanticized it all out of proportion. To him, no matter what the season was, this was still a town that existed in black-and-white and pulsated to the great tunes of George Gershwin. […] New York was his town, and it always would be.”
"My goal now is to remember every place I’ve been, only do things I love and not say yes when I don’t mean it."
When Farrow was reluctant to film a scene that depicted a dazed and preoccupied Rosemary wandering into the middle of a Manhattan street into oncoming traffic, Polanski pointed to her pregnancy padding and reassured her, “no one’s going to hit a pregnant woman”. The scene was successfully shot with Farrow walking into real traffic and Polanski following, operating the hand-held camera since he was the only one willing to do it.