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Made in Brooklyn: A Slide show of films about Brooklyn
Posted October 05, 2010 to photo album "Made in Brooklyn: A Slide show of films about Brooklyn"
For directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, filming It’s Kind of a Funny Story in Brooklyn was essential to the story. It was a choice many filmmakers before them made as well.
Fatty at Coney Island (1917) | Coney Island
Between 1895 and 1905, over 50 films were shot at Coney Island. As narrative in early cinema became more sophisticated, the resort’s exotic mix of fun and leisure became an obvious––and from a producer’s point of view, cheap––location for characters to fall in love and/or get into trouble. Such were the simple tales told in films like Mack Sennett’s comedy At Coney Island (1912), Dell Henderson’s melodrama A Coney Island Princess (1916), and Fatty Arbuckle’s Fatty at Coney Island (1917). In the last one, the big man of slapstick comedy, Fatty Arbuckle, attempts to dump his wife in order to take on the beachside resort as a single man. At one point, a then-unknown Buster Keaton appears, dressing up like a girl to be Fatty’s date.