Robert Moses Vs. Jane Jacobs: we’ve had the book, now the opera, I want the movie!

We’ve had the book:

Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took On New York’s Master Builder and Transformed the American City by Anthony Flint

“The rivalry of Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses, a struggle for the soul of a city, is one of the most dramatic and consequential in modern American history. To a young Jane Jacobs, Greenwich Village, with its winding cobblestone streets and diverse makeup, was everything a city neighborhood should be. But consummate power broker Robert Moses, the father of many of New York’s most monumental development projects, thought neighborhoods like Greenwich Village were badly in need of “urban renewal.” Standing up against government plans for the city, Jacobs marshaled popular support and…”*Version*=1&*entries*=0

and now, the Robert Moses Vs. Jane Jacobs Opera Is Almost Here

It’s a love triangle—with both figures “vying for the love of the city.”

I want the movie!

They’ll rename it, obviously, to not offend the bible belt and Jewish people and the noble wrestling and allied martial arts community. Probably something like “The Heart of the City” so everybody will think its a romcom and avoid it. I want to see Sigourney Weaver as older Jane and Ed Harris (not Tom Hanks please) as Bob Moses. Or, Cate Blanchett and Saoirse* Ronan who were both brilliant in Hanna and are looky-likey. Knowing Hollywood it’ll be Seth Rogen and Cameron Diaz. To direct, please not Roland Emmerich, or Michael Bay (famed for bulldozing city blocks, could appeal to 13 year old boys), maybe Ridley? Or even Mr Harris himself.

But I digress. This one has to already be in development. I want to see this movie!

  • *pron. Sirsha

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