Thursday, June 19, 2008

Movie Capital Of The World?

As I was walking home from thrifting today, I saw a gang of trailers and trucks parked down the street by my building. Someone's filming in Pilsen again. We've had a couple of movies shot right here in Pilsen although I had never found out which films were being shot. The real estate office down the block was boarded up again (it was boarded up for a movie recently) and there were a few posters tacked up on the boards with slogans and depictions of worker's unions and patriotism. Pretty cool!! Parked right outside the old-timey pool hall was a Model T, which also was very cool. They were probably in there shooting a scene. Some guys were walking past talking about Johnny Depp, so as soon as I got home I started Googling...and guess what, he's currently filming a Depression-Era gangster movie called "Public Enemies" and playing John Dillinger himself!! Pretty cool huh!! Although I did not see Depp himself in the flesh.

Pool Hall down the street from my building. Notice the vintage car.

There's a movie coming up soon that was shot in Chicago...The Dark Knight Returns!! I was so proud when Batman Begins came out and I recognized the skyline and the various bridge scenes...Chicago rules!!!!

Edit: Yup, Public Enemies is filming in Chicago and!! Also starring: Batman himself..Christian Bale..(drool).

Depp and Bale

Johnny Depp filming Public Enemies.

5 cheer(s)!:

Ragamala said...

how awesome! We get a whole bunch of movies being shot in san francisco, but I always miss out on them!

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

depp is hot!

Times of Glory said...

Wowwwwwww! That sounds really cool! I did see something filming before, but never see these kinds of "major" films! Superb xx

(R)evolver74 said...
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(R)evolver74 said...

Ragamala: Thanks for the comment! You know, I was in SF once, and I loved the city!!!

times of glory: You know, I've never realized how many major movies have been shot in Chicago, until now!!