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2014-05-31 11:39:02 AM
Maybe it's just because I live here and notice it but the entire western Pennsylvania area seems to have a LOT of filming.  Part of "the road" was filmed on the slate dump in our little town.
 
2014-05-31 01:03:13 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
That's because Pittsburgh has everything.
 
2014-05-31 01:05:58 PM
Tax credits are horrible giveaways to studios which are almost literally swimming in dollars.
 
2014-05-31 01:38:14 PM

t3knomanser: [24.media.tumblr.com image 850x513]
That's because Pittsburgh has everything.


Homewood->Detroit.
 
2014-05-31 01:40:20 PM
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?locations=Pittsburgh%2C%20Pennsylvan i a%2C%20USA&ref_=ttloc_loc_4

That doesn't include nearby cities.

The list shows 1309 titles so, yes, Pittsburgh has seen a couple of film crews over the years.
 
2014-05-31 01:50:04 PM

TheManofPA: Homewood->Detroit.


It's not an unjust comparison. I live solidly in Yuppies, although I can see Vast Makeover of Urban Development from my front door.
 
2014-05-31 01:50:13 PM

t3knomanser: [24.media.tumblr.com image 850x513]
That's because Pittsburgh has everything.


This is the funniest and truest thing I've seen in years.

/Wannabe Hipsters outside my door
 
2014-05-31 01:52:27 PM

nekom:  Part of "the road" was filmed on the slate dump in our little town.


Because when you're looking for a place to capture the bleakness of the post-apocalyptic life, you go to Western PA in the winter.
 
2014-05-31 02:10:19 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: nekom:  Part of "the road" was filmed on the slate dump in our little town.

Because when you're looking for a place to capture the bleakness of the post-apocalyptic life, you go to Western PA in the winter.


THIS.  I had the misfortune of living in SW PA for several years.  While nekom is right that there is some beautiful scenery to be found, the vast majority of the area has been ass-raped by the coal and gas companies.  Add in the fact that most of the locals are literally inbred and racist, and you have the most depressing place I have ever been.
 
2014-05-31 02:19:31 PM
pittsburgh is a great place and a has tons of amazing visual areas to shoot in.
good
 
2014-05-31 02:51:26 PM

nekom: Maybe it's just because I live here and notice it but the entire western Pennsylvania area seems to have a LOT of filming.  Part of "the road" was filmed on the slate dump in our little town.


Yep, you're right. At least one movie a year it seems.
 
2014-05-31 03:46:26 PM
Go just a bit further west off that map and you run into Appalachian Americans.  Rooster fights, moonshining, trapping, meth labs and grow ops in the hills.
 
2014-05-31 04:03:32 PM

2wolves: Go just a bit further west off that map and you run into Appalachian Americans.


Go a bit east and you're into Pennsyltucky.
 
2014-05-31 05:02:09 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: Tax credits are horrible giveaways to studios which are almost literally swimming in dollars.


As someone who lives where huge production tax credits are given out, I can tell you from the Georgia perspective, they are worth every last dollar.  It has really helped the job market around here, housing prices are stable, and from what I can see salaries are up. 4 new, huge, permanent studios, many run down industrial areas vacant for 20 year or more now massive sound stages.  It has been good for us.
 
2014-05-31 05:13:36 PM
Heard about this last week because I live in Indiana. I hope they don't cause too much of a fuss - it's finally nice and quiet with all of the college students away for the summer!
 
2014-05-31 07:17:20 PM
They filmed part of the last Batman movie in Pittsburgh.
 
2014-05-31 08:29:13 PM

t3knomanser: TheManofPA: Homewood->Detroit.

It's not an unjust comparison. I live solidly in Yuppies, although I can see Vast Makeover of Urban Development from my front door.


Oh, I wasn't disagreeing with that. I think though that the depths of South Oakland might be worse. Not sure if the Hill District is still worst area though, haven't been in a few years.
 
2014-05-31 08:40:52 PM

TheManofPA: t3knomanser: TheManofPA: Homewood->Detroit.

It's not an unjust comparison. I live solidly in Yuppies, although I can see Vast Makeover of Urban Development from my front door.

Oh, I wasn't disagreeing with that. I think though that the depths of South Oakland might be worse. Not sure if the Hill District is still worst area though, haven't been in a few years.


Hipsters are slowly migrating up Polish Hill, and should breach the Hill in short order
 
2014-05-31 08:56:29 PM

Dwight_Yeast: They filmed part of the last Batman movie in Pittsburgh.


Which made it farking confusing to watch, let me tell you. They used some really obvious Pittsburgh landmarks for the chase scene, and mixed it in with other cities and also parts of no city that ever existed.

Not as bad as  The Next Three Days, in terms of having confusing geography though.
 
2014-05-31 09:01:58 PM

t3knomanser: [24.media.tumblr.com image 850x513]
That's because Pittsburgh has everything.


Have to show that to my daughter. She goes to college there.
 
2014-05-31 10:12:42 PM

t3knomanser: Dwight_Yeast: They filmed part of the last Batman movie in Pittsburgh.

Which made it farking confusing to watch, let me tell you. They used some really obvious Pittsburgh landmarks for the chase scene, and mixed it in with other cities and also parts of no city that ever existed.

Not as bad as  The Next Three Days, in terms of having confusing geography though.


I think that was the idea...I think.
 
2014-05-31 11:24:31 PM

Clutch2013: I think that was the idea...I think.


Well, it was intentional, certainly, but it felt really bizarre to watch. Also, Christopher Nolan is a  terrible director when it comes to action sequences, so at  best his action sequences are confusing to begin with. He's so much better at character focused stuff.
 
2014-05-31 11:54:31 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: nekom:  Part of "the road" was filmed on the slate dump in our little town.

Because when you're looking for a place to capture the bleakness of the post-apocalyptic life, you go to Western PA in the winter.


i59.tinypic.com
WDVE / the X / etc. studios in Greentree "Unpleasant Hotels."
 
2014-06-01 12:30:55 AM

Interstellar Blue: WDVE


Ah the days of Little Jimmy Roach.
 
2014-06-01 07:53:52 AM

Interstellar Blue: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: nekom:  Part of "the road" was filmed on the slate dump in our little town.

Because when you're looking for a place to capture the bleakness of the post-apocalyptic life, you go to Western PA in the winter.

[i59.tinypic.com image 850x359]
WDVE / the X / etc. studios in Greentree "Unpleasant Hotels."


Cool shot, I grew up about a 1/4 mile from there and watched them build 200 Fleet street.
 
2014-06-01 10:35:02 PM

2wolves: Interstellar Blue: WDVE

Ah the days of Little Jimmy Roach.


Jimmy & Steve in the morning
Sometimes they're funny
Sometimes they're boring
WDVE

i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-06-02 01:01:31 AM

drivingsouth: 2wolves: Interstellar Blue: WDVE

Ah the days of Little Jimmy Roach.

Jimmy & Steve in the morning
Sometimes they're funny
Sometimes they're boring
WDVE

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


WDVE: Playing the same 12 songs for forty years.
 
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