Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Movies Filmed In St Louis
This past weekend, people living in St. Louis had the opportunity to submit applications to be extras in a new comedy starring George Clooney called "Up In The Air." IMDB says that it is about a professional who specializes in "career transition counseling" (a euphemism for firing people) looks to accomplish his two main goals in life: to accumulate 1 million frequent flier miles, and to land a job at a mysterious management company called MythTech. They were asking for about 2000 extras. I haven't heard how it all went yet, because our weather has stolen all the headlines the past few days. It had been icy and we did get a couple inches of snow, and it has been very cold, highs only in the 20's. I have been busy the past few days spending time with Maddie and doing some charity work, etc.
The filming for this movie will be here in St. Louis at the airport and some of the hotels. I think they start filming the first part of March. I may have to see if I can check it out some of the days they are filming, if they allow it. I kinda doubt they will, but we will see. I researched how many other films have been filmed here and here are some of the ones I found.
"Meet Me In St. Louis" We have seen this many many times. It is one of our Christmas favorites.
"White Palace" I have seen this and it is hard to find to rent. It wasn't a bad movie really. I know the diner they filmed it in. James Spader and Susan Sarandon were in it.
"Game of Their Lives" Based on a true story, this film tells the tale of the 1950 national soccer team who, against all odds, beat England 1-0 in the small town of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Most of the players were from St. Louis and much of the movie was filmed here in “The Hill” (the Italian neighborhood of St. Louis, with some of the actual soccer players from 1950 making an appearance.
" The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery" Steve McQueen stars in the true story of a robbery of the Southwest Bank (corner of Southwest and Kingshighway). Some of the St.Louis police officers who worked the original robbery portray themselves in the movie. This movie was both set here and filmed here.
Larger Than Life Part of this Bill Murray movie was filmed in St. Louis.
"A Will of Their Own" TV mini-series, starring Lea Thompson, was filmed in St. Louis,St. Charles, and University City, Missouri.
"Planes, Trains and Automobiles" Scenes filmed at our airport. This movie is one of my favorites!
I have been watching a little more TV than usual lately, and still trying to finish a knitted sock. Almost there! I really don't like the yarn I am using and will never buy it again. It is sock yarn and stretchy and I can't feel it on my fingers very well for tension. But the colors are pretty.