( Press Me says the interactive map)
So for my Journalism class I had to make a map about my blog topic. So what better way to represent my movie blog by doing a map mash up about five well know movies that shot some scenes in Pennsylvania! I’m from Pittsburgh so I thought this would be an excellent idea. This map shows some of the filming spots in Pittsburgh for the movies: The Dark Night Rises, Flashdance, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Night of The Living Dead and Inspector Gadget. Here are some interesting facts that I found on three of the movies.
The Dark Night Rises was mainly filmed in Pittsburgh. When I was watching the Movie I spotted many locations like the ally way by Point Park or Smithfield Street. Places that I walked past and for me that was an “Oh my goodness I was there!!” (Spazing moment) It’s pretty nice seeing place that I actually walk by everyday on the big screen.
As for Flashdance some of the spots were filmed in Pittsburgh. One spot in particular is well known on the Point Park University campus. Apparently Alex’s apartment address was the same address as the Conestoga building, which is a Point Park resident building. This surprised me because I use to live in that building and also I only heard of the movie but never actually watched it. This just makes me want to go and watch it just to see if I could recognize the building. It’s said that it looks nothing like the building that it is today. It’s hardly recognizable.
Lastly The Night of The Living Dead what I found to be interesting about this movie was that one of the scenes took place at the late actor Karl Hardman (Harry) Studio which after researching a while found out that it’s location is somewhere around Smithfield street every time I looked on the map it shows that it’s close by The Art Institute but it’s address is way down the other end.. I would think by now that the studio doesn’t exist anymore. Maybe Google maps can’t go back that far.
So there you have it! These are only five of a lot of movies that have been shot in Pittsburgh.