Time Capsule: Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley
April 27, 2010, 12:04 am
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Tonight I caught a screening of “Last Play at Shea,” a documentary playing as part of the Tribeca Film Festival that chronicles the story of Billy Joel’s rise to stardom alongside the Mets and the history of Shea Stadium, culminating in Joel’s performance at Shea Stadium shortly before it was demolished.  As someone who is neither a Mets nor a Billy Joel fan (or frankly, a fan of Queens in general), I was surprised by how much I liked the movie.  Not even the presence of Mike Piazza and his weird face/hair was enough to turn me off to the film as a whole.  I also decided that my favorite segment of the storied canon of Billy Joel was the late-Eighties, booze-addled, Christie Brinkley period.  At least from a stylistic perspective, it sort of represents everything that is simultaneously wrong and right with the 80’s, and I love those two crazy kids for that.  Plus, it seemed like they were pretty fun back in the day. A few more photos after the jump.

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