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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 3:15 pm    Post subject: Location? Reply with quote

Does anyone know where in NYC they're filming? Or how to find out? I'm wondering if it's a closed set or if they're in the streets.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scorsese film scene to be shot at shipyard
By Robert Aicardi
Wednesday, June 8, 2005

A scene in "The Departed," director Martin Scorsese's film about the Boston mob, will be shot at the former Fore River Shipyard.

When John Dobie, planning manager for shipyard owner Daniel Quirk, spoke to the Forum on Monday, he said that the crew would be coming the next day and setting up for about a week.

"What will be filmed is a night scene which will be shot over the course of four nights," Dobie said.

According to Dobie, although only one scene will be shot at the shipyard, it is a key one.

"They scouted the shipyard to do another scene, but after the cinematographer came, he was so impressed with the size and scale of the place that a decision was made not to film the scene there that they originally wanted to do," Dobie said. "It was decided to do a much more important scene."

Scorsese plans to shoot in seven Boston neighborhoods (South Boston, Beacon Hill, Chinatown, Dorchester, Charlestown, Eastie, and the North End) during six weeks of filming.

"The Departed," scheduled for release next year, stars Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio (reunited with Scorsese since they each received Oscar nominations for "The Aviator"), Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, and Alec Baldwin.

Damon, DiCaprio, Nicholson, and Wahlberg are headed to the Hub to shoot for three weeks this month and return for three weeks in August.

The film reportedly concerns a gangster (Damon) who infiltrates the police force while a cop (DiCaprio) goes underground in the Irish-American mob, both men seeking to find out who has been acting as a mole.

Material from a Boston Herald column by Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa was used in this story.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damon shines among ‘The Departed’ arrivals
By Inside Track
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - Updated: 04:49 AM EST

Shooting began in Boston yesterday on Martin Scorsese's Irish gangster flick ``The Departed,'' with Cambridge homey Matt Damon and Hollywood heavy Alec Baldwin filming a scene near Government Center.

Damon plays a Southie cop who is in bed with an Irish crime lord played by Jack Nicholson in the flick. Baldwin's character is Damon's superior in the organized crime unit.

The two stars and Scorsese spent most of the broiling-hot day - the first day of an expected three-week shoot - on location near Staniford Street. The flick also stars Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg, all of whom are expected to make the scene over the next three weeks.

But the bulk of the filming for ``The Departed'' is being done in New York because that state has enacted tax incentives for filmmakers that Massachusetts still lacks. Yesterday, the Mass. Film Bureau revealed that another big-budget production it had courted was lost.

``Deja Vu,'' starring Denzel Washington, will likely be shot in either Louisiana or Seattle, Robin Dawson said. Although location scouts had toured areas on Cape Cod, the islands and New Bedford, the studio ultimately decided it was too expensive to film here.

The first choice is Louisiana, Dawson said, a state that has enacted tax incentives for filmmakers. Seattle is also in the running because of its proximity to Los Angeles.

``Massachusetts blows everyone else out of the water in terms of locations,'' Dawson said. ``If we had tax incentives, we'd have a great shot at these projects. Louisiana's film business quadrupled the year after they implemented these measures and I think we'd do better than that.''

Leaders in the House and Senate say they hope to have a tax-incentive package on Gov. Mitt Romney's desk before the Legislative summer recess.

``Deja Vu'' is a thriller about an FBI agent, played by Washington, who travels back in time to prevent a murder. But for now, just call it ``The Departed.''


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