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empire state building

from king kong posted in movies by speedy_dee

The Empire State Building is featured several times in the novel The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon.

The entire staff of Empire Comics moves into the 25th floor of the building when The Escapist becomes a hit, and Sam Clay stands watch against Nazi air attacks from the extant dirigible deck on the 86th floor (among several other scenes).

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the st. regis bora bora resort

from couple’s retreat (2009) posted in movies by speedy_dee

The 2009 comedy Couple's Retreat filmed many scenes at the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort on the east side of the island. The over-the-water villas of the resort can be seen in the poster for the film.

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“i’m walking here!”

from midnight cowboy posted in movies by speedy_dee

In the 1969 film Midnight Cowboy, Ratzo (Dustin Hoffman) is giving Joe Buck (Jon Voight) the low-down of the he-whore game when he is almost hit by a taxi cab at this intersection.

While the crew had hired an actor to drive a taxi cab for a near collision, this particular cab was not part of the filming. Hoffman, the consummate professional, wanted to yell "We're filming a movie here," but didn't break character and instead said the line, "I'm walking here!" while slapping the hood of the taxi.

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