Central Park, Schmentral Park. Yes, it’s a beautiful space, but Washington Square Park–our park– is its prettier, hipper downtown sister. So pretty that she just begs to be in pictures. Many a film has been shot here and you can see why. Here are but a few:
Barefoot In The Park: In the 1960′s, newlyweds Jane Fonda and Robert Redford have a nasty drag down I’m-breaking-up-with-you-right-now-you-gorgeous-person-oh-yeah-well-I’m-breaking-up-with-you-so-there fight in the park. Spoiler alert: they made up and lived happily ever after.
(I swear this is a still from the movie. Ryan and
Crystal are just really, really tiny. But rest assured, they are there.)
And Will Smith’s character lived right on the park in I Am Legend:
In Ghostbusters II, in which Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Ackroyd et al discovered a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity which brought the phantom-stomping bunch back together, we saw scary stuff like this:
I’m sure there are plenty more, but these are the films I think about when I’m in the park. Can anyone add another movie to the list?