Sunday, July 30, 2017

Spielberg film transforms Brooklyn Heights into DC

Steven Spielberg. By Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA3.0
- Is that really DC? Spielberg film transforms Brooklyn neighborhood into ’14th Street’ (Photos)

Correspondent Andrew Porter sent the above link (for which he thanks neighbor Steven Rosenstein)  about the filming going on in Brooklyn Heights over the past few days.

Published by wtop, the article starts: "You can spot a cavalcade of boxy Cadillacs lining the curb, and the street sign says 14th Street NW. But this isn’t actually D.C.’s famous strip in the 1970s.
It’s a New York City neighborhood temporarily sent through the time machine for an upcoming Steven Spielberg-directed movie...."

"The film 'Nor’easter' is set to star Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep as legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Katherine Graham during the time the paper challenged the U.S. government for the right to publish the politically explosive Pentagon Papers in 1971."

Or it might be titled "The Post," as Deadline Hollywood has it. 


Porter writes:

"This explains the enormous stacks of a 1971 issue of The Washington Post I saw at a staging area on Clark Street.

I guess the guy wanted to use even more BH locations than he got to use in filming "Bridge of Spies."

Then there were the BH locations which stood in for Georgetown in "Burn After Reading." BH has been used way too much in filming movies and TV shows. I'm glad I don't have a car."

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