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It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: February 09, 2019 08:48PM
Just saw "The man who killed Hilter and The Big Foot"

Ok, actual filming was done in Turners Falls, Ma, where I grew up, but made the big move to the other side of the river in Greenfield when I got married. Still, the town is 5 miles away.
The Sam Elliot movie was OK, had many flashbacks to his earlier life. If it wasn't for the local side streets and scenery I know, it probably would be a 5 or 6 out of 10 rating for me. Of course, I'm not big into movies anyway. The opening scene is in a local tavern where we have had dinner and listened to local bands many times. To me, seeing stuff like that is fun.
The credits were full of people we know, such as the sign painter for the sets, and we actually had lunch today with the jeweler that supplied the engagement ring used in the movie. The list of local credits goes on and on. Too bad I couldn't pause the movie theatre, I couldn't keep up with reading all the credits and "special thanks too's"

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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 09, 2019 08:50PM
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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: GGD
Date: February 09, 2019 08:59PM
Groundhog Day was shot in Woodstock Illinois, the home of our sponsor OWC.
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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: p8712
Date: February 09, 2019 09:11PM
Meh...we got Coccoon and Seaquest DSV.
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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 09, 2019 09:55PM
Just saw BumbleBee. Although the story was set in SF somewhere, the snobby girls house is in Long Beach, CA -- same house used in Donne Darko.

And about 20 homes up the street is Ferris Buellers house...



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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: Golfer
Date: February 09, 2019 10:17PM
Don't think we've had a film in our town, but Cold Turkey was shot 20 minutes away in Greenfield, The Crazies was partially filmed 15 minutes away in Lenox, and Bridges of Madison County did some shooting 30 minutes from here in Winterset (where the actual bridges are).
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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: February 09, 2019 10:28PM
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Golfer
Don't think we've had a film in our town, but Cold Turkey was shot 20 minutes away in Greenfield, The Crazies was partially filmed 15 minutes away in Lenox, and Bridges of Madison County did some shooting 30 minutes from here in Winterset (where the actual bridges are).

"The Judge" was filmed in Greenfield and Shelburne

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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: lost in space
Date: February 09, 2019 10:34PM
Killer Bees was filmed around Napa Valley when I lived there. Watching it, we were often thrown for a loop when someone would walk out of some spot we knew, like a restaurant, and they would walk into the next shot, which would be miles away, as if the character had gone through some kind of space/time warp.



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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: testcase
Date: February 09, 2019 10:59PM
meh.....

I've lost track of everything filmed in New York City.......

I get more excited about places I've visited and then see it / them in a movie or a TV program that show that / those locations.
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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: vicrock
Date: February 09, 2019 11:05PM
We have had a few - the most well known was "An Officer and a Gentleman"
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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: steve...
Date: February 09, 2019 11:24PM
The apartment building in Singles was about a block from where I once lived in Seattle's Capitol Hill section. It was fun to see the local shots of the city.






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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: vision63
Date: February 09, 2019 11:30PM
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We have had a few - the most well known was "An Officer and a Gentleman"

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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: February 10, 2019 02:02AM
Scenes from Silence of the Lambs were filmed about a mile from my home.



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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 10, 2019 03:45AM
1962's Follow That Dream with Elvis was filmed locally. The courthouse scenes were the only images of the interior of our old courthouse and were the reference when it was restored.



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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: February 10, 2019 07:11AM
So much stuff is shot in Atlanta these days it's a bit of a local parlor game to pick out landmarks in movies and TV shows. Daniel-san's house from "Cobra Kai" is near where I live, and they shot some scenes at the Mexican joint down the street from us recently.

I didn't know "The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then Bigfoot" was out yet, will have to check that out. Sam Elliot rules.
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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: dfilpus
Date: February 10, 2019 07:51AM
Some of "Patch Adams" was filmed in Chapel Hill NC. Robin Williams was seen around town. UNC's campus has been used for external scenes in dozens of movies.
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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: February 10, 2019 10:01AM
The less than stellar Semi-Pro with Will Ferrell was shot in my hometown of Flint, MI.

The biggie was Roger & Me. Michael Moore had the premiere in Flint, and some friends and I scored free tickets, which was pretty great, since we were laid off from the auto factories at the time.

There may be more, but off the top of my head I can't think of any.



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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 10, 2019 10:45AM
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DinerDave
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Golfer
Don't think we've had a film in our town, but Cold Turkey was shot 20 minutes away in Greenfield, The Crazies was partially filmed 15 minutes away in Lenox, and Bridges of Madison County did some shooting 30 minutes from here in Winterset (where the actual bridges are).

"The Judge" was filmed in Greenfield and Shelburne

Dave

The court scenes were filmed in Waltham
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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: Dennis R
Date: February 10, 2019 11:54AM
Some of the driving scenes on the lowered highway of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie we’re shot in Buffalo. It was neat driving on it seeing the tire skid mark where their garbage truck skidded to a stop. It’s all gone now but still a neat memory showing the grandson. He is a ninja turtle lover.
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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 10, 2019 12:01PM
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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 10, 2019 01:30PM
I lived in Mansfield, OH when they shot Shawshank. Even had a short gig as a street scene extra (never got on the screen). It was a fascinating time. We cleaned the building where the Warden’s office interior was.. all original woodwork.
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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: February 10, 2019 02:32PM
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DinerDave
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Golfer
Don't think we've had a film in our town, but Cold Turkey was shot 20 minutes away in Greenfield, The Crazies was partially filmed 15 minutes away in Lenox, and Bridges of Madison County did some shooting 30 minutes from here in Winterset (where the actual bridges are).

"The Judge" was filmed in Greenfield and Shelburne

Dave

The court scenes were filmed in Waltham

True, but I enjoyed seeing the canal, Conn. River and other downtown scenes of Turners.

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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: February 10, 2019 02:48PM
It was weird watching Superbad, a nostalgic high school movie shot at my high school.

My mom and her sister graduated from Hollywood High in '57 and '59 so watching the movie Grease was always weird for them.
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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: February 10, 2019 03:27PM
I like seeing stuff shot in NYC. A bar in my neighborhood, at the corner of 7th St. and Ave. B, has appeared in several TV shows (incl. Law & Order) as well as Crocodile Dundee (IIRC the latter had a scene with a couple of hookers hanging around outside the bar, LOL). An episode of NYPD Blue had a few scenes shot on my block. They put washable graffiti on our buildings. I was at work, so didn’t get to see Sipowicz and Simone walking east on my block. Exterior shots of the “15th Precinct” used the 9th Precinct building on East 5th Street. Also in my ‘hood: Tompkins Square Park has been used by several shows. Taxi Driver used a couple of neighborhood locations, such as the porn theater and nearby mission on 3rd Ave. just below 14th. Blue Bloods uses many locations that I am familiar with. Like Person of Interest and the new FBI series, they like the iconic views from Long Island City.

A couple of years ago I forced myself to watch A Thousand Clowns for the sake of the NYC locations. That movie has not aged well.



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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 10, 2019 04:06PM
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ka jowct
I like seeing stuff shot in NYC. A bar in my neighborhood, at the corner of 7th St. and Ave. B, has appeared in several TV shows (incl. Law & Order) as well as Crocodile Dundee (IIRC the latter had a scene with a couple of hookers hanging around outside the bar, LOL). An episode of NYPD Blue had a few scenes shot on my block. They put washable graffiti on our buildings. I was at work, so didn’t get to see Sipowicz and Simone walking east on my block. Exterior shots of the “15th Precinct” used the 9th Precinct building on East 5th Street. Also in my ‘hood: Tompkins Square Park has been used by several shows. Taxi Driver used a couple of neighborhood locations, such as the porn theater and nearby mission on 3rd Ave. just below 14th. Blue Bloods uses many locations that I am familiar with. Like Person of Interest and the new FBI series, they like the iconic views from Long Island City.

A couple of years ago I forced myself to watch A Thousand Clowns for the sake of the NYC locations. That movie has not aged well.

I've watched older films just to see the streetscape, and the fashions, of the people, but also the cars, furniture, design, etc. I should perhaps start another thread, but suggestions for films from the 60s, for example, would be appreciated.
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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: Dennis R
Date: February 10, 2019 04:08PM
The Day The Earth Stood Still was filmed on my planet.
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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: February 10, 2019 04:31PM
"The Invention of Lying" (2009) [www.imdb.com]
and
"The Fighter" (2010) [www.imdb.com]
were (mostly) filmed in Lowell, MA.

It was fun to hang out during exterior action shots to see how they handled lighting and storefront anonymizing. My youngest son's friend's house was rented for two weeks for filming the Ward residence scenes.
Seeing each of the movies in theater was fascinating and unnerving, for the familiarity of surroundings (and some of the extras), and the strange order in which a familiar interior scene transitions to an exterior that is hundreds of miles away.



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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: February 10, 2019 04:37PM
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mrbigstuff
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ka jowct
I like seeing stuff shot in NYC. A bar in my neighborhood, at the corner of 7th St. and Ave. B, has appeared in several TV shows (incl. Law & Order) as well as Crocodile Dundee (IIRC the latter had a scene with a couple of hookers hanging around outside the bar, LOL). An episode of NYPD Blue had a few scenes shot on my block. They put washable graffiti on our buildings. I was at work, so didn’t get to see Sipowicz and Simone walking east on my block. Exterior shots of the “15th Precinct” used the 9th Precinct building on East 5th Street. Also in my ‘hood: Tompkins Square Park has been used by several shows. Taxi Driver used a couple of neighborhood locations, such as the porn theater and nearby mission on 3rd Ave. just below 14th. Blue Bloods uses many locations that I am familiar with. Like Person of Interest and the new FBI series, they like the iconic views from Long Island City.

A couple of years ago I forced myself to watch A Thousand Clowns for the sake of the NYC locations. That movie has not aged well.

I've watched older films just to see the streetscape, and the fashions, of the people, but also the cars, furniture, design, etc. I should perhaps start another thread, but suggestions for films from the 60s, for example, would be appreciated.

Same here. But only movies actually shot here.



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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: February 10, 2019 04:46PM
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cbelt3
I lived in Mansfield, OH when they shot Shawshank. Even had a short gig as a street scene extra (never got on the screen). It was a fascinating time. We cleaned the building where the Warden’s office interior was.. all original woodwork.

My sister and I were nearly in Jaws 2. They filmed most of it in Destin and Navarre Beach, FL (which doesn't look anything like Martha's Vineyard, aka Amity, but never mind), and we were staying at the big hotel where several scenes were filmed (it was destroyed by Hurricane Opal in 1995). If our vacation had lasted one more day, we would have been in the beach panic scene.

It's a terrible movie, but I watch a little anytime I catch it on cable, just to get a look back at what Destin and Navarre used to be like before they were "discovered" and overbuilt....
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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: February 10, 2019 07:36PM
Dumb and Dumber, shot in Salt Lake City!





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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: digby
Date: February 10, 2019 08:16PM
Madison, WI. Mostly just some documentaries ("The War At Home" is a chilling look at the anti-war protests and police brutality of the late 60's/early 70s).

But they did shoot the modern non-classic "Back To School" with Rodney Dangerfield here. We got to catch glimpses of Rodney, Sam Kinison (speaking quietly!) and my favorite, Paxton Whitehead (who forty years ago was in Beyond The Fringe, the comedy troupe that inspired Monty Python).

The most interesting thing (not the script, it ain't Orson Welles)... the fact that they'd shot during our dramatic fall foliage, but then had to do reshoots. Before CGI.

They sent a crew back to Madison with buckets of orange and red paint, to fix the now-brown leaves. One by one...
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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: JoeBob
Date: February 10, 2019 08:39PM
Hundreds of movies and TV shows filmed in Wilmington, NC.
Before all the tax credits went away, and the jobs went to Atlanta, that is.
One Tree Hill filmed about a half mile down the road from us, and the cement factory a few miles the other direction has been used in dozens of movies and tv shows.
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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: February 10, 2019 09:21PM
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digby
Madison, WI. Mostly just some documentaries ("The War At Home" is a chilling look at the anti-war protests and police brutality of the late 60's/early 70s).

But they did shoot the modern non-classic "Back To School" with Rodney Dangerfield here. We got to catch glimpses of Rodney, Sam Kinison (speaking quietly!) and my favorite, Paxton Whitehead (who forty years ago was in Beyond The Fringe, the comedy troupe that inspired Monty Python).

The most interesting thing (not the script, it ain't Orson Welles)... the fact that they'd shot during our dramatic fall foliage, but then had to do reshoots. Before CGI.

They sent a crew back to Madison with buckets of orange and red paint, to fix the now-brown leaves. One by one...

I saw The War at Home: excellent documentary.



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Re: It is cool to see a movie that was filmed in your town.
Posted by: max
Date: February 10, 2019 10:58PM
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meh.....

I've lost track of everything filmed in New York City.......
Exactly, I worked across the street from Bloomingdales, on 3rd Ave and lived half a block from Maxwells Plum on 64th and first, a block from Gregory's. All of that was in one movie or another if filmed in NYC from that era.
When I moved to Houston, I had a Buick station wagon I dumped when the clock was getting close to 300,000 miles. Two weeks later I fond it being driven in some cowboy movie production....
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