Gimme Five ... New York Film Locations; Jim Keeble Wants a New Oscar Category: Best Movie Scene Re-Enactment by a Tourist. New York Is Stuffed with Famous Film Locations How Could He Resist Putting in Some Electrifying Performances?

By Keeble, Jim | The Evening Standard (London, England), March 23, 2001 | Go to article overview

Gimme Five ... New York Film Locations; Jim Keeble Wants a New Oscar Category: Best Movie Scene Re-Enactment by a Tourist. New York Is Stuffed with Famous Film Locations How Could He Resist Putting in Some Electrifying Performances?


Keeble, Jim, The Evening Standard (London, England)


Byline: JIM KEEBLE

Who you gonna call?

The New York Public Library on 5th Avenue was the location for the famous scene in Ghostbusters (1984),where a bibliophile spook terrifies Dan Aykroyd,Bill Murray and Harold Ramis,before chasing them out into the street.Here we see Keeble,Peppa Lang and innocent passer-by Jose Cortez,whose terror is wholly genuine.

Excuse me, were you addressing me?

In Martin Scorsese 's Taxi Driver (1976), Oscar-nominated Robert De Niro prowls the mean streets of the East Village obsessing about 12-year-old Jodie Foster.The Variety Theatre on 3rd Avenue in the East Village is the scene of De Niro 's first "date " with Foster (he takes her to see a porno flick).For a $10 tip,Keeble 's own taxi driver let him strip down to a T-shirt in the back,then pose in the driver 's seat looking mean.There are few performances more bristling with New York attitude than this - we know you 'll agree.

Bridge of sighs

New York City is always the star in Woody Allen 's movies.

Diane Keaton, who won an Oscar, plays neurotic, wacky Annie against Allen as neurotic, wacky Allen in Annie Hall (1977).Some of the more tender moments in the film take place behind the shopping mall of South Street Sea Port, down on the East River, with the majestic Brooklyn Bridge as the backdrop.

Peppa Lang 's performance earned vigorous applause from two cleaners.

Keeble 's Woody Allen was less successful ("Love is too weak a word for what I feel - I luff you, two F 's "),although he put this down to a height difference, and the fact that he 's not Jewish. …

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