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« Reply #10545 on: June 10, 2012, 05:30:55 PM »

Cool, would be interested in seeing them. Afro

ok, I will do so next time I'm there.


Wikipedia has this photo of the bank http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:LFChaseP1975.jpg

The building is now a Medical Imaging Center http://www.google.com/maps?q=450+avenue+P+brooklyn,+NY&hl=en&ll=40.609119,-73.970483&spn=0.000474,0.000947&sll=40.60843,-73.976634&sspn=0.008047,0.015149&t=h&hnear=450+Avenue+P,+Brooklyn,+Kings,+New+York+11223&z=20&layer=c&cbll=40.609106,-73.970604&panoid=hZKkJtzRZdunfmFC1D33Qg&cbp=12,190.46,,0,3.31


Looks like it is the same structure and the exterior has not been altered, even has the same parking lot

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« Reply #10546 on: June 10, 2012, 05:45:35 PM »

actually, I noticed that the Google Street Images that I posted above (taken on Avenue P) are old, and that more recent images are available on East 3rd Street http://www.google.com/maps?q=450+avenue+P+brooklyn,+NY&hl=en&ll=40.609119,-73.970483&spn=0.000474,0.000947&sll=40.60843,-73.976634&sspn=0.008047,0.015149&t=h&hnear=450+Avenue+P,+Brooklyn,+Kings,+New+York+11223&z=20&layer=c&cbll=40.609106,-73.970604&panoid=hZKkJtzRZdunfmFC1D33Qg&cbp=12,190.46,,0,3.31

(I know that the images from East 3rd street at this link  are later than the one from Avenue P I provided in the previous link because in the previous link, you see a huge building under construction diagonally across the street; in these newer images, you can see that that building is already built).

And as you can see from the newer images, only available as a side view, looks like that building is no longer a medical imaging center, but that it is closed up. (Don't let the graffiti or boarded up building fool you -- this is actually in an insanely pricey neighborhood, real estate is incredibly high).

Anyway, screw these Google images. I am just going to head over there myself and take some up to photos  Smiley
Okay, I am heading out the door of my house soon. Sunset is at 8:27 PM so I hope I make it there with some light.

Gonna run now  Smiley


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« Reply #10547 on: June 10, 2012, 05:59:06 PM »


okay, I went down there and took some pics and vids. I will post them soon. in the meantime, enjoy the Life article on which the movie was based http://books.google.com/books?id=5VYEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA66&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=1#v=twopage&q&f=false

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« Reply #10548 on: June 10, 2012, 08:06:40 PM »

okay, I went down there and took some pics and vids. I will post them soon. in the meantime, enjoy the Life article on which the movie was based http://books.google.com/books?id=5VYEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA66&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=1#v=twopage&q&f=false

I'll definitely read that when I get a chance. Thanks Drink. Afro

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« Reply #10549 on: June 10, 2012, 09:37:19 PM »

okay I am in middle of uploading the videos to YouTube. It's taking a while cuz my camera uses a ton of memory (4 videos totaling less than 5 and a half minutes, are a combined total of nearly 700 MB -- is that normal?)

If you've finished the Life article and are bored as you are ANXIOUSLY awaiting upload of my videos, in the meantime, you enjoy the 1972 next best thing: original news report from the day after the robbery in 1972, featuring footage from outside the bank on the day of the robbery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75LQKUF9wC0

Looking at the photos from Life and the video from this news report, it sure looks like Lumet & Co. nailed the visuals of the action -- looks just like the real thing!

Setup of the real bank and street is a bit different: The real bank is actually a single, detached building on a corner, with a parking lot next to the bank. Across the street from the bank, half of the block is comprised of the typical stores with apartments above it, while the other half is a park.

I went there tonight shortly after sunset. It worked out well: I was able to get some pics and videos in the light, and others when it was darker, so you get the feeling of what it must have been like as it was dark when the group left the bank. The building is not in use; it is boarded up, and a huge sign with an artist's depiction announces that the building will soon be made into a huge shopping center, and it's being offered for sale or lease. Additionally, on the double glass doors that serve as the building's only street entrance, n there is a sign offering the real estate for short term lease (I guess until the big shopping center will be built?) It's kind of interesting that in a neighborhood in which all the streets are lined with stores, and real estate is extremely pricey, the one building that is uncharacteristically boarded up and has graffiti sprayed all over it is the one that housed the bank with one of the most famous attempted robberies of all time!

Alright, by now my YouTube videos should be done loading, and I wouldn't wanna disappoint Groggers with too much "blather," so I'll save the rest for the videos......  Stay tuned Wink





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« Reply #10550 on: June 10, 2012, 10:04:11 PM »

Alright, Ladies, Gentleman, and Groggy, the moment you've all been waiting for... the videos are ready!

Vid 1 of 4 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RquhTq_fPc&feature=plcp  

Vid 2 of 4 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpp38oar_Zg&feature=plcp

Vid 3 of 4 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFnuc2fIcSc&feature=plcp

Vid 4 of 4 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqgaGBdZdFc&feature=plcp

(these videos were taken starting shortly after sunset, so you will notice each one a little darker than the one before. The final one is pretty dark, so that you can feel sort of what it was like when the robbers and hostages left the bank into the limo...)



I also have some photos but I have never been able to understand how to post pics here using file-sharing sites,so if anybody wants to see the photos, please send me a PM with your email address and I will email them to you (and if you want to, you can then post them here.

Enjoy!

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In one of the videos, you can see a red sign "The Sushi Room" just a few storefronts away from the bank. I went in there after filming and had a couple of salmon rolls -- it was the cheapest sushi I have ever seen in Brooklyn, and damn good!


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« Reply #10551 on: June 10, 2012, 10:31:24 PM »

Just saw those videos of Once Upon a Time in America tours on your Youtube page...I had no idea people on here actually met each other in real life. DJ and CJ seem more jolly than I imagined!

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« Reply #10552 on: June 10, 2012, 11:35:34 PM »

Just saw those videos of Once Upon a Time in America tours on your Youtube page...I had no idea people on here actually met each other in real life. DJ and CJ seem more jolly than I imagined!

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« Reply #10553 on: June 11, 2012, 04:37:05 AM »

My mental image of DJ is irreparably shattered by actually seeing him. CJ looks more or less as I thought he would.

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« Reply #10554 on: June 11, 2012, 09:47:09 AM »

We are all certainly jolly. Much nicer in person than on this board. Boards tend to distort things.

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« Reply #10555 on: June 11, 2012, 11:19:14 AM »

 I would agree with that. Except that a "board" can't distort something. It's just that people sometimes act differently on boards than they do in person. Grin

Though I'd bet cj and dj will agree that I am just the same on the board and in person  Wink

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« Reply #10556 on: June 11, 2012, 09:59:54 PM »

Yeah I'm definitely a bigger dickhead on here. I also at first picture most message board users as socially inept losers...which doesn't actually seem to be the case from what I've seen (which is just DJ, CJ, d+d, tucomari bound....and me).

Let There Be Light
See the thread for my thoughts, and please comment if you've seen it. Link to watch it inside, very fascinating movie.

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« Reply #10557 on: June 13, 2012, 04:17:41 AM »

The Long Memory (1953) Interesting film noir-ish with bleak locations 7/10

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« Reply #10558 on: June 13, 2012, 09:53:12 AM »

The Duelists
Intriguing premise, but as with most historical dramas based in this era and earlier....YAAAAAAAAAAWN. Ridley Scott spent the first film of his career trying to be Kubrick, made a few good movies afterwards, and has since mysteriously gotten his name to be discussed among true great directors. I don't understand how directors without a truly distinct style become so cared about.

Prometheus
Okay this was pretty good. It's no Alien, but I do prefer it to Blade Runner and most of Scott's work. Still flawed in some aspects and kind of a mess structure-wise.

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« Reply #10559 on: June 13, 2012, 03:18:56 PM »

Yeah, The Duelists blows. It's a poor man's Barry Lyndon, and given my feelings towards Barry Lyndon that's pretty insulting.

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