Lights, Camera, Action!, oh my!
They’re filming a movie on my block. I love NYC outdoor filming: seeing the huge spotlights, cameras on tracks, the catering tent, & PAs desperately trying to close off sidewalks. As I walked Watson this afternoon I stepped right into the heart of it (much to the poor PAs dismay).
I was shooed to the adjacent street corner where I got the lowdown from other movie rubberneckers: They’re filming HBO’s upcoming movie “Wizard of Lies” about Bernie Madoff. Apparently Robert DeNero is playing Bernie. Did I see him? No. But then again I’m nearsighted and never wear my glasses. Everyone was comparing notes: “I saw Soandso filming in Central Park last week!” “They closed down the L train once for a shoot. It was a mess!” etc, etc.
Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera (nee phone) on me to give you a nice behind the scenes peak but it was a circus. They even transformed my corner bakery, “Corrado’s Bread” into the generic “Lexington Bread and Pastries.” So much work for probably a 2 minute scene. Gotta love movie magic.