Universal Studios is filming the new Johnny Depp movie Public Enemies directed by Michael Mann right on my street! They were scheduled to film the night of April 1st and April 2nd. It appears though they have updated the no parking signs and still have everything setup, so they might be filming yet again tonight. Due to my living on the street, I have been able to get alot of good photos and alot of information. All the crew, including security, has been very nice and thoughtful, which is really appreciated from a photographer’s point of view. Below are pictures which illustrate mostly what is going on with the movie. The full gallery can be found here.
This first picture shows the police order as well as the set note that they have to remove the parking meter to get rid of modern looking things. They also removed all the signs on Newport.
These next photos are of a shanty town that they built under the el tracks.
These next pictures are where Johnny Depp’s girlfriend lives in the movie.
They are laying down fake rubber cobblestone over street.
They had a water truck to wet down the brick. They also had an ice truck that made fake snow, but I wasn’t able to get close enough for a good picture of it.
These are the old cars they used to fit the time era. All these cars are driven by the owners themselves who volunteered to have them used in the movie. The first picture is a main car in the movie they used for filming.
This is an old el train that they are using, again to fit the time period.