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Movie City | Brooklyn
Posted October 19, 2010 to photo album "Movie City | Brooklyn"
Take a closer look at the New York borough that is home to Focus Features’ It’s Kind of a Funny Story, plus a buzzing film scene and a horde of unique movie venues.
Brooklyn | An "Action!" Location
Manhattan may be more famous as a New York movie location, but Brooklyn is and always has been an extremely popular place for filmmakers to shoot. Back in the 1910s, Coney Island – then dubbed the “playground of the world” – was the setting for movies like the Fatty Arbuckle comedy Fatty at Coney Island and Mack Sennett’s slapstick At Coney Island. Now, Coney Island and neighboring Brighton Beach are the regular inspiration for contemporary filmmaker James Gray, writer-director of film like Little Odessa. In Made in Brooklyn: A Slideshow of Films about Brooklyn, Peter Bowen looks at these films and more as he casts an eye over Brooklyn’s movie history. Plus, in Inside Hal Ashby's The Landlord, an extract from Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel, Nick Dawson chronicles director Hal Ashby’s experiences shooting his 1970 movie The Landlord in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood.