New York Film Locations

Nine 1/2 Weeks Revisited

9 August 2012

OTSONY plans to revisit and post extra film locations from the 1986 erotic drama, Nine ½ Weeks which was directed by Adrian Lyne and starred Kim Basinger and Mickey Rouke. Following the film’s recent success in the OTSONY Top 100 NYC Films, Nine ½ Weeks charted at a respectable number 28 and will be the first of many already published films to have extra locations added.

Back in 1986, the film was not a major success commercially in the United States, grossing only $7 million at the box office from a $17 million budget. In addition, it received mixed reviews. However, the film acquired a large fan-base on video and was a huge success internationally, making $100 million worldwide. The film is now well known for its erotic sadomasochistic content.

The title of the film refers to the duration of a relationship between Wall Street arbitrageur John Gray played by Mickey Rourke and divorced SoHo art gallery employee Elizabeth McGraw played by Kim Basinger. The two meet and have a volatile and somewhat kinky sex life involving a variety of sexual and erotic acts. The film details a sexual downward spiral as John pushes Elizabeth's boundaries toward her eventual emotional breakdown. He often manipulates her into getting what he wants during sex and sometimes abuses her.

The famous Spring Street Gallery where Kim Basinger’s character Elizabeth would spend her days used to be located at 101 Spring Street. In recent times, the building on the corner of street’s Spring and Mercer has since been redeveloped.

Additional locations which will be revealed in the revisit include the Chelsea Market, the fashion store where Basinger and Rourke visit and are assisted by an Asian saleswoman, the work place of Rourke’s character, John as well as his apartment building and the telephone booth that he uses to call Elizabeth while she waits in his apartment. In addition to the extra locations, there will be higher quality images to replace all of the existing screen shots.


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