Hollywood Blows Up Chicago. Again.

It seems like every month, Hollywood churns out yet another end-of-the-world movie.  Sometimes armageddon doesn’t start in New York or Los Angeles.  It happens on the shores of Lake Michigan. Coming out in July is the latest Transformers movie, called Dark of the Moon.  From what I can tell from the trailer below, it’s about space robots that destroy Chicago.  This is far from the first time Chicago has been destroyed by a...

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Seeing Chicago Reality in Hollywood’s Fiction

There are several iconic films which showcase Chicago’s buildings, streets, and urban life.  The next time you hit Netflix looking for a bit of Windy City flavor, skip Ferris and the Blues Brothers and check out Stranger Than Fiction. The 2006 Will Ferrel / Emma Thompson / Maggie Gyllenhaal flick was filmed in Chicago, and while the city isn’t specifically mentioned by name, it’s easily recognizable to people...

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