"The Ides of March" was expected to spend $7.7 million in the state, according to the 2010 report from the Michigan Film Office.
Forgive me for not trusting the Michigan Film Office. They seem to have a history of being creative with the facts.
posted on 03/21/2011 8:59:26 AM PDT
(Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
They filmed “Scream 4” at my sister’s house and her neighbors in Ann Arbor. The crew would joke about the subsidies (they also filmed the “Red Dawn” remake) and said they were gonna take the money and run. These subsidies WILL NOT create a Michigan-based film industry.
posted on 03/21/2011 9:04:47 AM PDT
Whatever happened to the remake of Red Dawn that was shot in Detroit?
posted on 03/21/2011 9:07:37 AM PDT
(Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
Giamatti apologized and said he was referring to the job and not the city.
How many Hollywood types called this dude during the break to force him to apologize? You can't badmouth the place that is giving you free money to create unwatchable movies.
posted on 03/21/2011 9:13:21 AM PDT
by Lazlo in PA
(Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
posted on 03/21/2011 9:36:19 AM PDT
(Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
Don’t know about his politics but I think Paul Giamatti is one of the best actors out there. The John Adams mini-series was a classic.
posted on 03/21/2011 9:45:02 AM PDT
by Boiling point
(Beck / Palin 2012)
I hung out with some technical people in Lynn Massachusetts filming some Bruce Willis scifi flick a few years back. Got behind the lines and got to watch them blow up a bus. That was way cool. We had union cards, they thought we were laborers on the set.
The girls said they had been in a hundred cities filming and that Lynn reminded them of Detroit.
The exact comment I remember is “this place is a dangerous $hithole”.
posted on 03/21/2011 10:19:18 AM PDT
Just being there is being in prison.
Or at least like being in Baghdad.
posted on 03/21/2011 1:01:43 PM PDT
by Secret Agent Man
(I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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