This week I watched CBS’s salute to the music of the Bee Gee’s. After watching so many popular artists recreate the magic associated with these iconic songs, I had to rewatch the classic “Saturday Night Fever.” Later in the week, I also rented the disaster of a movie, “Shut In” and enjoyed the ’90s vibes from “Practical Magic.”
Marvel just released their new trailer for “Thor: Ragnarok” and it looks like it might be taking tips from “Guardians of the Galaxy.” I also rewatched one of my favorite Gothic films, “Crimson Peak.” I’ve also become obsessed with “The Great British Baking Show” on Netflix.
There have been many films based on the Florida landscape, but not as nearly as many were actually filmed on location in the Sunshine State. “The Infiltrator” was thought to have broken that trend with its eight day shooting schedule across over 20 Tampa Bay locations.
However,Ben Afleck’s recent film, “Live by Night” proves Florida’s film incentives are a needed asset when it comes to location scouting. “Live by Night” is based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane. The story follows an Ybor City bootlegger who becomes a notorious gangster, but instead of filming in the authentic streets of Ybor, Afleck and his cast and crew relocated to build and shoot on a Georgia soundstage.
This video stands in as an introduction to a project I am working on. I hope to capture the sights and sounds of “Reel” Florida and uncover the true loss the state faces when eliminating tax incentives for feature films.
Have there been movies filmed in your area? Let me know below, scouting out filming locations is a fun hobby of mine and I would love to hear of more spots to check out.
After my content-filled post last week, I took it down a notch with my viewing habits. I was not able to make it out to the theater this week, but I did spend some time on the couch watching “Nocturnal Animals.” Keeping with the trailer theme from last week as well, I share my current thoughts on the new and terrifying “Annabelle: Creation” trailer.
Visiting the filming locations of my favorite feature films and television shows is always number one on my travel list. I enjoy scouting out the original locations because it heightens the magic of the movies and also reminds me of the process.
Here are 3 locations around the Atlanta area for all of my fellow movie-lovers to geek out about.
1. Rick Grimes’ House -“The Walking Dead” Season 1, Episode 1
Because this is a private residence, I won’t share the address. It is very searchable online, but I’ve chosen to not include the address in my post.
2. The CDC – “The Walking Dead” – Season 1, Episode 5 & 6
The Center for Disease Control, abbreviated as CDC, is a building within Atlanta, Georgia that the survivors attempt to reach in Episode 5 of Season 1, “Wildfire“, in a desperate attempt to obtain assistance and aid from the government. – The Walking Dead Wiki
The CDC is actually a performing arts center in the Atlanta area. Because this is a public location, finding it is actually quite simple.
3. The Quarry – The Walking Dead, Season 1, Episode
Real Life Location: Westside Reservoir Park Johnson Rd NW Atlanta, GA 30318
This park is not open to the public yet, it is still under construction and will hopefully be open soon. I was really looking forward to visiting this location, but it was just bad timing. When the park is complete and safe, I will definitely be returning.
Thanks for reading my short list of filming locations. “The Walking Dead” has countless more locations to scout out and visit, but this list serves as a beginners plan to the first season of the AMC show.
Have you been keeping up with “The Walking Dead?” What location from the series would you love to see for yourself?
This week I rewatched the anime “Ghost in the Shell” before seeing the new, live-action and highly controversial version in theaters. Later in the post, I share my thoughts and excitement for the newly released teaser trailer for “It.” Plus, I finally got the chance to rent “The Edge of Seventeen.”
Well technically I went to the theater this weekend, but I didn’t see something new. Instead, I decided to see “Beauty and the Beast” for a second time! I fell into the Disney spell and revisited Cinderella and I also enjoyed rewatching my favorite episodes of “The Office” on Netflix.