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Running with ‘Rocky’ in Philadelphia

The Rocky Statue at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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 »

Beijing Rock City

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Big news from China’s emerging experimental music scene: For the first time ever, U.S. listeners have a chance to hear some of Beijing’s biggest names — live and in person. Record label Maybe Mars and rock club D-22 have teamed up to bring Carsick Cars, Xiao He and P.K.14 to the US shores for Maybe Mars Presents: A Showcase of ... Read More »

Big in Beijing: Nick Frisch Reports

Xaio He at D-22, Beijing

Want proof that your club is hot? How about a surprise show from a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. That’s just what happened at Beijing’s D-22 (242 Chengfu Lu, Beijing; +86 6265 3177) this Friday night. And it’s just another sign that the city’s up-and-coming music scene is starting to be taken seriously (no, make that super-seriously) on the international level.   ... Read More »

Dudes, Abide

May 8, 2009 - Lakewood, California

It’s time to put on your bathrobe, dust off that bowling ball and pour yourself a white Russian — that’s right, it’s time for another Lebowski Fest. The festival is an annual celebration the Coen brothers 1998 cult classic slacker comedy ‘The Big Lebowski,” the film that starred Jeff Bridges as a pot-smoking, CCR-loving LA burnout called The Dude.   ... Read More »

Philming in Philly

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It may be synonymous with ‘Rocky,’ but Philadelphia film has come a long way since Sly Stallone climbed the Art Museum steps in 1976. With Reese Witherspoon Jack Nicholson, Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd currently in town and filming at Drexel University, the Philadelphia Inquirer has a run-down of Philly’s finest moments in film, as well as some things the city would rather ... Read More »

Philadelphia on Philm

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Some directors are synonymous with a certain city — in Film + Travel, our guides show you Woody Allen’s Manhattan and Pedro Almodóvar’s Madrid, plus the Alfred Hitchcock double whammy of London and San Francisco. Another director known for his ties to a town is M. Night Shyamalan. His city? Philadelphia.  Shyamalan was born in India and raised just outside ... Read More »

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