Film production in New York City began in the nineteen forties with "The Naked City". Films were mostly made in Hollywood and London at the time, and occasionally went on location to places like Las Vegas and Paris, though primarily to take advantage of Las Vegas hotel deals or stay at a nice Paris hotel. A decade later and film-makers were soon flocking to New York City. In 1954, another New York production "On the Waterfront" won eight Oscars, including Best Picture, at the Academy Awards. In 1955, “Marty” also won Best Picture and three other Oscars. Since those days there have been hundreds of films and television shows filmed in the streets of Manhattan, but not all of them have been true to their word with clever special effects, library footage and even other cities playing the part of New York have been used to keep film budgets low.
OntheSetofNewYork.com reveals the Apartment Buildings, Office Blocks and Street locations for some of the most famous films shot in New York City as well as the not so famous.
Greatest New York Film Scenes
On the Set of New York.com presents a collection of the most famous, distinguished, unforgettable and memorable film scenes shot in New York City. From "Breakfast at Tiffany's" when Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golighty, still wearing a Givenchy evening dress from the night before, staring dreamily into gem-filled Tiffany's window as she consumes a breakfast of take-out coffee and a Danish - to - "Vanilla Sky" where Tom Cruise as David Aames finds himself completely alone in Times Square.
Manhattan Movie Map Challenge
How many film titles can you find in the Manhattan Movie Map Challenge?
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Top 40 Film Locations
The Top 40 Chart has been compiled from over 150 films that are featured in this website and based upon the most appearances of a particular Office Building, Church, Retail Store, Hotel, Museum, Bridge, Avenue, Street and Park in New York City. Click the link below to view the full chart listing and discover the films that have featured in all of the 40 locations.
- A - Z Films
- Films Coming Soon
- Top 100 NYC Films
- Greatest NYC Film Scenes
- Top 20 Actors
- Top 40 Film Locations
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