New York Film Locations

New York Film Location Books

Presenting a collection of books that feature an array of film locations in New York City. From simple pocket-sized tour guides with detailed map locations to hard back books with high quality photography including rare and unseen scene promotional shots, this section reviews and gives a rating for the publications based on content, photography and price.

Title: Filming Locations New York: 200 Iconic Scenes to Visit
Author: Alex Child
Hardcover: 244 pages
Published: 2019

A film-lover's guide to New York City, this book explores the city through iconic moments in cinema history. It is filled with interesting trivia and useful information for both locals and tourists, and includes now-and-then images, quotes, and location information for 200 famous films and TV shows, plus a complete index listing location information for New York movies. With Filming Locations New York, you can see a slice of Taxi Driver-era Times Square and “have what she had" at Katz's Delicatessen just like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally. From Marilyn Monroe's famous subway grate scene to the apartment from Friends, discover the real-life locations from some of New York's most famous films and TV shows.

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Title: Pop Culture New York City: The Ultimate Location Finder
Author: Bob Egan
Hardcover: 265 pages
Published: 2018

What this book lacks in images, it certainly makes up for in the vast vault of information which includes Movie and TV Locations, Broadway Theatres, Concert Halls and Comedy Clubs, Music Landmarks, Jazz Clubs, Rock 'n Roll Hangouts and Album Cover Locations, Literary Landmarks and New York Novels by Neighbourhood, New York City Superheroes and Comic Book Stores, Iconic Buildings, Bridges and Sculptures, New York City History, New York City Sports History Sites, and Museums and Tourist Attractions.

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Title: Ext. New York City: Discover the Reel New York on Location
Author: Dallas King
Hardcover: 128 pages
Published: 2015

Ext. New York City was written and produced by self-publishing author Dallas King, who is a self-confessed to movie nerd and who first began writing about film in 2009 when he watched and reviewed every movie on Empire Magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Films of All-Time in 365 days. Ext. New York City was first published in 2015 and within its 128 pages showcases films that were shot in New York.

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Title: Independent Ed
Author: Edward Burns
Paperback: 259 pages
Published: 2015

This book is the engrossing story of Ed Burns' movie making career. It covers the time span from when he first started writing through to his latest project, a TV movie. It touches on the equipment he used, the people he worked with and the ease or difficulty of getting a given project made. Burns' prose is accessible and engaging.

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Title: The Film Lover's New York: 60 Legendary Addresses that Inspired Great Movies
Authors: Barbara Boespflug and Beatrice Billon
Hardcover: 160 pages
Published: 2014

Exploring the city borough by borough, and using photographs, authors Barbara Boespflug and Beatrice Billon have identified the best bars, restaurants, hotels, shops, galleries and theatres that have been picked as immortal film locations, and share in this incomparable 160 page guide with their top tips and anecdotes to help discover the charm of film lover’s New York.

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Title: Scenes from the City (Revised and Expanded)
Author: James Sanders
Hardcover: 336 pages
Published: 2014

Scenes from the City: Filmmaking in New York is a celebration of the rise of New York-shot films, particularly after the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting was formed in 1966. This revised and expanded edition, edited by James Sanders, includes a new decade of filmmaking in NYC, a section on women filmmakers and rare, behind-the-scenes shots directly from studio archives. It also explores the recent growth of the City's television industry with more episodic series being produced in New York City now than ever before.

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Title: On Location NYC
Author: Alex Child
Hardcover: 160 pages
Published: 2013

On Location NYC goes behind the scenes of your favorite films and TV show with a guide to New York City's most famous on-screen locations. This book shows you where to go with then-and-now photos from these famous films to today. From Ghostbusters and The Godfather to Sex and the City, discover 50 must-see landmarks from the big and small screens.

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Title: World Film Locations: New York
Author: Scott Jordan Harris
Paperback: 128 pages
Published: 2011

World Film Locations: New York focuses on quintessential New York filmmakers like Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese and those of the Beat movement are presented alongside others on key features of the New York landscape and role of the city in the imaginations of filmmakers and viewers.

Over 45 reviews of location specific scenes from films made and set in New York present a varied and thought provoking collage of the city onscreen. The book is illustrated throughout with evocative, scene-specific screengrabs, stills of filming locations as they appear now and city maps that include location information for those keen to follow the ‘cinematic trail’ of this most photographed city.

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Title: New York, Portrait of a City
Author: Reuel Golden
Hardback: 572 pages
Published: 2010

This book presents the epic story of New York in photographs, photo-portraits, maps, and aerial views - nearly 600 pages of emotional, atmospheric images, from the mid-19th century to the present day. Supplementing this treasure trove of images are hundreds of quotations and references from relevant books, movies, shows and songs. The city's fluctuating fortunes are all represented, from the wild nights of the Jazz Age and the hedonistic disco era, to the grim days of the Depression and the devastation of 9/11 and its aftermath, as its broken-hearted but unbowed citizens picked up the pieces.

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Title: Scenes from the City: Filmmaking in New York
Author: James Sanders
Hardcover: 288 pages
Published: 2006

Beginning with a survey of such classics as Breakfast at Tiffany's, Scenes from the City captures how the changing face of New York, as well as the founding of the MOFTB, have contributed to a particular school of film characterized most emphatically in the street-style work of directors as diverse as Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee. With over 200 stills and contributions from noted New York film personalities such as Sidney Lumet and Nora Ephron, the book also includes rare, unpublished, behind-the-scenes shots and stories from the quintessential New York filmmaker himself—Woody Allen. With a special section on the landmark TV series, commercials and music videos filmed in New York.

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Title: New York: The Movie Lover's Guide: The Ultimate Insider Tour of Movie New York
Author: Richard Alleman
Paperback: 528 pages
Published: 2005

The New York Movie Lover's Guide contains 528 pages detailing classic films to New York television shows. From Marilyn Monroe’s infamous Seven Year Itch subway grating to the deli where Meg Ryan famously faked an orgasm in When Harry Met Sally, from the diner where Courteney Cox in the TV show Friends and Kirsten Dunst in Spider-Man waitressed to the Men in Black’s Manhattan headquarters, from The Godfather mansion on Staten Island to the Greenwich Village apartment where Jack Nicholson terrorised Greg Kinnear in As Good as It Gets, from the Ghostbusters’ Tribeca firehouse to Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow’s A Perfect Murder palazzo, and from the landmark West Side building that housed Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky and Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby to the Greenwich Village apartment of Friends.

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Title: Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies
Author: James Sanders
Paperback: 498 pages
Published: 2001

This fascinating exploration of the interrelationship between the city of New York as an urban center and its portrayal throughout the history of moviemaking is filled with perceptive insight and thoughtful analysis.

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Title: Manhattan on Film: Walking Tours of Hollywood's Fabled Front Lot
Author: Chuck Katz
Paperback: 332 pages
Published: 2000 (Released in 2005)

This special guide to the Big Apple takes the reader on fourteen walking tours of Manhattan's most memorable film locations. From Katz's Deli (Meg Ryan in "When Harry Met Sally") to the Dakota apartment building where Rosemary's Baby slept (and real-life Beatle John Lennon lived), to St Bartholomew's Church where Arthur left his bride at the altar, here you will find key sites from no less than 75 years of moviemaking.

For movie-loving visitors to NYC, this guide is an invitation to relive unforgettable film moments and to discover the city in a new way. The tours cover almost every part of Manhattan. Each includes its own street map and directions, as well as photos from movies shot along its route. An index of films covered in the book allows readers to quickly look up their favourite movies.

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