New York Film Locations

Revisiting More Films

18 May 2014

Not happy with the yearly 3 revisited films, otsoNY will be revisiting another 3 already posted films next month to improve the image quality and add extra film locations. The additional films are New York Minute, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People and the 1990’s classic, Ghost starring Demi Moore and the late Patrick Swayze. The film will be 25 years old next year.

Ghost is a 1990 American romantic fantasy thriller starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn, and Whoopi Goldberg. It was written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Jerry Zucker. The plot centres on a young woman in jeopardy and the ghost of her murdered lover, who tries to save her with the help of a reluctant psychic. The film was an outstanding commercial success, grossing over $505.7 million at the box office on a budget of $22 million. It was the highest-grossing film of 1990. Adjusted for inflation, Ghost is currently the 91st-highest-grossing film of all time. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Score and Best Film Editing. It won the awards for Best Supporting Actress for Goldberg and Best Original Screenplay. Swayze and Moore both received Golden Globe Award nominations for their performances, while Goldberg won the BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Saturn Awards in addition to the Oscar.

New York Minute is a 2004 American teen comedy film starring Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen and Eugene Levy. It was directed by Dennie Gordon. Over a 24 hour period, 17-year-old sisters Jane and Roxy Ryan, adversaries who begrudgingly journey together from their Long Island home to New York, where the uptight overachiever and Straight A student Jane played by Ashley Olsen is due to deliver a speech to qualify for a prestigious college scholarship abroad. Meanwhile, laid-back punk-rock rebel Roxy played by Mary-Kate Olsen hopes to get backstage at an underground music video shoot for punk-pop band Simple Plan so that she can slip her demo tape to the group. Roxy and Jane’s plans go awry when a mix-up involving Jane’s day planner lands them in the middle of a shady black-market transaction. Pursued by an overzealous truant officer played by Eugene Levy and accused of kidnapping a dog belonging to a senator, the Ryans must find a way to work together to thwart the forces threatening to jeopardize Jane’s college dreams and ship Roxy off to a convent school. Romantic interest comes in the form of a Senator's bad boy son played by Jared Padalecki and a bike messenger played by Riley Smith.

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People is a 2008 British comedy film based upon Toby Young's 2001 memoir of the same name. The film follows a similar storyline, about his five-year struggle to make it in the United States after employment at Sharps Magazine. The names of the magazine and people Young came into contact with during the time were changed for the film adaptation. The film version was adapted by Peter Straughan, and is a highly fictionalized account, and differs greatly from the work upon which it was built. It was distributed in the United States by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and in the United Kingdom by Paramount Pictures and Channel Four Films. The film was directed by Robert B. Weide and stars Simon Pegg as Sidney Young, Kirsten Dunst as Alison Olsen, Jeff Bridges as Clayton Harding, Danny Huston as Lawrence Maddox, Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Johnson, and Megan Fox as Sophie Maes. The cast also includes Max Minghella and Margo Stilley.

The famous rooftop swimming pool scene where Megan Fox takes a dip in her dress will this time be included in the list of film locations. During the research process, it was discovered that the swimming pool scene was actually shot at a completely different location to the hotel lobby where Fox and the rest of the cast exit moments later.

Check back in June for the additional locations for all of these films.


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