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May 6, 2011 8:39 AM   Subscribe

Alien Loves Predator makes an (abridged) map of NYC movies. Can you name all 91? (via)

Larger, with numbers.
posted by The Whelk (34 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
I noticed in the text below the map, me explains that he watched but did not include "A Thousand Clowns" in the illustration.

Gosh n' gollies, you betcha that ain't right.
posted by orthogonality at 8:42 AM on May 6, 2011


To paraphrase ALP's regular tagline: In New York, no one can hear you yell "CUT".

Now when is he going to resume the regular storyline and tell us what happens to Al Gore?
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:46 AM on May 6, 2011


Wait--the A♥P guy can actually draw?
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:50 AM on May 6, 2011


Genius! Thanks The Whelk!

also: man, I've seen a lot of movies...
posted by djrock3k at 8:50 AM on May 6, 2011


Thanks for the (via). My personal favorite is 57.

I only wish 23 had used the more obscure Nighthawks.
posted by Trurl at 9:06 AM on May 6, 2011


I've guessed about 61 of them; I'm kind of determined to figure these out.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:11 AM on May 6, 2011


because I am a nerd looking for distraction I can name all of them except 78, near the bottom -- the chariot pulled by four men. AAAAARGH.

If I win this, I'll put it up for a MetaFilter raffle :)
posted by Madamina at 9:26 AM on May 6, 2011


This just reminds me of how much I love Midnight Cowboy.
posted by the young rope-rider at 9:31 AM on May 6, 2011


Waitaminute. Moe Greene was killed in NYC? I thought he was in Vegas...
posted by Pickman's Next Top Model at 9:32 AM on May 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


This is great! And something for my trivia-loving wee brain.
posted by Kitteh at 9:39 AM on May 6, 2011


Okay, I feel somewhat ashamed for noticing COBRA and GI JOE weren't fighting atop the Statue of Liberty. I'm sure they'll correct this through Photoshop, though.
posted by Smart Dalek at 9:48 AM on May 6, 2011


As recognized in the post title, the map ends at 110th Street, which leaves out any film shot in Harlem. And of course there are four more boroughs besides Manhattan.
posted by beagle at 9:52 AM on May 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


And there's no reference to Gene Hackman driving under the L-Train in The French connection. I MEAN, WHAT THE FUCK!?!
posted by Smart Dalek at 9:54 AM on May 6, 2011


The Whelk: "Anything above 110th St can't be said to actually exist"

Hey now! Aw, I was all ready to defend my school and say the first three look like they were filmed on the campus of Columbia University. Upon second glance however, I realized that the building with the dinosaur peeking out isn't Low Library but rather the American Museum of Natural History, which makes more sense both in terms of its location west of Central Park and as a plausible place to keep dinosaur bones.

Part of the reason I got confused was because I knew both #1 Ghostbusters and #3 The Nanny Diaries (I'm assuming?) were filmed on campus, but having seen neither of them (ack!) I did a bit of Googling to be sure and discovered that they were also filmed in other locations on the Upper West Side. Ah, the effects of too much time in the Columbia bubble: the entire city lies at my feet and yet I spend all of my waking hours in the library (and, apparently, not watching enough movies).

It's too bad the map wasn't extended north to W 116th since quite a few movies have been filmed here, especially in one particularly famous lecture hall. But alas, we are once again relegated to what is essentially "Upstate New York". (A cousin of mine living on the Lower East Side once told me that he avoids coming this far uptown because the train ride gives him a nosebleed. Ouch.)

Okay, wow. </Columbia fanboyism> And on preview, what beagle said, only more myopic and whiny.
posted by Rickalicioso at 10:16 AM on May 6, 2011


What?! No Léon?
posted by mkb at 10:27 AM on May 6, 2011


Griffin Dunne with Cheech, Chong, and Teri Garr in Soho?

How about Stanley Tucci on a rooftop with Hope Davis?

Parker Posey has gotta be on there somewhere.

And yet, if I'm not mistaken, I think I see You've Got Mail (Parker Posey again!), Billy Madison, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and Howard Stern's Private Parts. De gustibus and all that ...
posted by mrgrimm at 10:43 AM on May 6, 2011


I can't seem to find The Muppets Take Manhattan on the poster :(
posted by analogue at 10:50 AM on May 6, 2011


Part of the reason I got confused was because I knew both #1 Ghostbusters... but having seen neither of them

PUT DOWN THE INTERNET AND GO WATCH GHOSTBUSTERS NOW. IMMEDIATELY.

SERIOUSLY. RIGHT NOW.
posted by FatherDagon at 11:07 AM on May 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


I appreciate the Hudson Hawk reference.
posted by Navelgazer at 11:12 AM on May 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


Where is Snake Plissken ?
posted by Flood at 11:26 AM on May 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Navelgazer -- "Menthols!"
posted by bpm140 at 11:54 AM on May 6, 2011


And there's no reference to Gene Hackman driving under the L-Train in The French connection. I MEAN, WHAT THE FUCK!?!

Happened in Queens, therefore does not count.
posted by lordrunningclam at 12:16 PM on May 6, 2011


Where is Snake Plissken ?

#60
posted by lordrunningclam at 12:24 PM on May 6, 2011


What? Why the hell is Bernie Chou running contests like this when he hasn't updated the strip in nearly 6 months?! Abe and Preston are still stuck in 1998, for crying out loud: this has passed "cliffhanger" and gone all the way to "I'm just going to torment my fans" territory.

WHY AM I THE ONLY PERSON WHO'S OUTRAGED BY THIS?
posted by UrineSoakedRube at 12:56 PM on May 6, 2011


UrineSoakedRube, nope, you're not alone. I actually removed AlP from my regular comics list just yesterday because there had been no updates nor even hints of an update in months.
posted by slimepuppy at 3:14 PM on May 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


Awwwww, AlP is comatose again? It happens. I actually thought it was dead for a couple years there. Perhaps everyone who enjoys AlP should think about, I don't know, buying some of its related merchandise in an effort to show Bernie you care. I kinda need a new AlP shirt myself!
posted by kittens for breakfast at 3:58 PM on May 6, 2011


Perhaps everyone who enjoys AlP should think about, I don't know, buying some of its related merchandise in an effort to show Bernie you care.

All right, let's not go crazy here.
posted by UrineSoakedRube at 4:12 PM on May 6, 2011


because I am a nerd looking for distraction I can name all of them except 78, near the bottom -- the chariot pulled by four men. AAAAARGH

Is it Ghostbusters 2?

I keed because I love
posted by misha at 4:21 PM on May 6, 2011


Oh, I got it by now and don't think I didn't guess that even though there was no Carpathian in sight
posted by Madamina at 5:27 PM on May 6, 2011


I would have put Remo Williams on the Statue of Liberty
posted by stifford at 8:15 PM on May 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


This is cute and all, but is there an actual map somewhere (or even just a list) of Manhattan film locations? Google is surprisingly truculent when asked: it keeps offering me lists of Sex and the City bars or scenes from Woody Allen's Manhattan.
posted by hot soup girl at 8:23 AM on May 7, 2011


Is American Psycho not on there, or am I just missing it?
posted by kagredon at 12:18 AM on May 9, 2011


This is cute and all, but is there an actual map somewhere (or even just a list) of Manhattan film locations? Google is surprisingly truculent when asked

Films made in New York, from movie-locations.com, of which I have zero knowledge, but it seems like a decent list... (it was the second google result for "manhattan film locations history") - it is missing 2 out of 3 of my picks, tho...

My picks from above:

Griffin Dunne with Cheech, Chong, and Teri Garr in Soho? - After Hours

Stanley Tucci on a rooftop with Hope Davis? - Daytrippers

Parker Posey has gotta be on there somewhere - Party Girl
posted by mrgrimm at 11:17 AM on May 9, 2011


Also, duh, searching "films made new york city" gets the first 2 results of:

List of films set in New York City (wikipedia)
Category: List of films shot in New York City (wikipedia)
posted by mrgrimm at 11:19 AM on May 9, 2011


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