I'm currently following two great NYC location scout photography blogs using Google Reader (the new all-consuming force in my life), Nathan Kensinger Photography and Scouting New York. Scouting New York has recently started seeking out and posting then and now shots of scenes in famous New York movies. So far he's posted about Ghostbusters, Taxi Driver and Rosemary's Baby. It was on his Ghostbusters post that I learned that the filmmakers originally wanted to use 1 5th ave. for Sigourney Weaver's apartment building slash Sumerian temple to the demigod Zuul instead of Central Park West. I'm just excited because I've always thought it looked like it should have been used in Ghostbusters and now I feel vindicated. Interesting to no one but me is that it also is on the same block as Will Smiths house in I Am Legend with only the Washington Mews to separate them, look out Colin!
Fucking yes! I've been waiting for this movie to come out for months and finally got to see it and it was everything I wanted and more. The acting, cinematography, soundtrack, and kung-fu were all perfect. I'm going to watch this movie again and again until I've memorized it line for line. My only regret is that I wasn't stoned in the theater.
Here's the soundtrack sampler: