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Where is this scene? Léon: The Professional (1994)

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When I saw this film for the first time, I wondered exactly where this iconic scene was filmed. The scene makes me feel very “New York,” and at first I thought it might be Park Avenue South or Madison Avenue, or 23rd Street close to the Chelsea Hotel where they filmed interior scenes of Mathilda’s apartment. Unfortunately none of the ... Read More »

Sex and the (New) City

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A while back we told you about the drama surrounding the on-location shoots for Sex and the City 2. Well in the holiday rush we missed the newest SATC trailer to hit the web. And guess what? It’s got some glamour shots of Dubai, the glitzy city where parts of the film were shot. So what do you think? The ... Read More »

Running with ‘Rocky’ in Philadelphia

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Yesterday we talked to ’70s film expert Ron Hogan about one of the first films to go on-locations, 1976′s ‘Rocky‘. Along with its classic underdog message the film features some great shots of the City of Brotherly Love, let’s check them out…     Read More »

Cinema Chat: Ron Hogan

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For contemporary movie-goers it might be tough to imagine a time before movies went on-location. But it wasn’t until the 1976 film ‘Rocky‘ hit the streets of Philadelphia that moviemakers really started to step out of the studio. To find out more about this explosive time in movie-making history, we chatted with Ron Hogan, curator of lit blog Beatrice, and ... Read More »

Manhattan? Make that Brooklyn

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Few films capture a city as well as ‘Manhattan,’ Woody Allen’s 1979 cinematic ode to his hometown. Well, NYU student Ricky D’Ambrose has repurposed the film to fit his local digs — just across the bridge in Brooklyn. Check out the trailer and see what you think. How does Brooklyn stack up against Manhattan? [Flavorwire via Vulture]     Find ... Read More »

They’re Heerrreeee

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The lovely ladies of ‘Sex and the City‘ have returned to New York to film the sequel to their wildly popular 2008 movie. Last time the fabulous foursome were filming in the city crowds gathered just about everywhere they filmed — so much that they had to shoot decoy scenes to keep plot twists private. Well, if you’re in New York ... Read More »

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