guess which famous italian american director is currently making my block over to look like 1970s little italy?
more & more storefronts madeover. they are kicking it into overdrive for scheduled shoot tomorrow. loving the posters being applied now for events in 1972 like the schaefer music festival in central park.
I saw a few of these as schaefer. mostly todd rundgren. then a few dr peppers. peter paul and mary. you could find a spot on the rocks outside the arena (skating rink) that had stage views and decent sound. never warmed to the pier, but in 1981 the plasmatics got some notoriety for on stage car smash, chain saws, etc. moved to e 3rd st in march '83 from Pelham Manor, Westchester, NY.
rolling in the period cars. bunch of boat length caddies, impalas & a country squire station wagon.
looks like a ton of work for one establishing shot as the extra long low angled crane slowly zooms in on the entrance to umberto's clam house. the interiors will be shot elsewhere. no stars on set. just a lot of extras in period leathers smoking as they are put through their hurried paces.
maybe a little hasty. setting up for another shot exiting restaurant.
think i just saw scorsese doddering around as they are still futzing with this second set-up of a family exiting the restaurant and getting into a caddy waiting at the curb. nope. he was instructing them on setting up the next shot which is an interior of the car. meanwhile, guy with a hose attached to a truck rewaters the sidewalk.
man, there are some gorgeous cars. and they all sound amazing but they look like a bitch to maneuver on a narrow street.