Saturday, February 18, 2012

Fakery on E 9th Street

The Coen Brothers spent this last week filming their new movie, "Inside Llewyn Davis," on E 9th Street.  They transformed the block into a throwback to a 1960s Greenwich Village...

Fake 9th Street

I enjoyed seeing people walk down the block and looking around confused. "Has this always been here?"  "Didn't Kettle of Fish close?"  "Hey, there's a book store!"

Ah, here's where I can dump my waste oil!

Fake 9th Street

And, the cars...I love it when set cars get shipped in to fill an entire street.  They really do take you back in time.

Cars on 9th

Cars on 9th

Cars on 9th

Cars on 9th

See more set photos here.

Previously.

3 comments:

  1. I enjoyed watching this transformation ... While film shoots can always be intrusive, most people who I talked to were pleased with how all this went down... some store owners here even got to be extras...

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  2. @Grieve - I liked this one, too. The set seemed natural and quiet compared to most, which are often so intrusive and obnoxious. I really love when the old cars come out to fill a street - that really seems to draw a happy crowd. For a moment, we can all pretend we're in another time.

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  3. Those photos of the cars are great! I was going to try to get over and see it and missed it. There was beer to be drunk and I just couldn't get there, thanks for documenting it!

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