Thursday, May 22, 2008
IF YOU'VE BEEN INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT.....
They've filmed all sorts of movies and T.V shows here in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Perhaps the most famous was Cher's "Moonstruck." But, the T.V. series "Third Watch" was often filmed here and so was "Law and Order." Some of those T.V. cooking and travel shows have featured restaurants in our neighborhood. But, just the other day at the corner of Henry and Union Streets, a crew was filming a commercial for a law firm.
Any clue what kind of law firm? That's right the slip and fall, accident chasing type. Here's the scene: Smashed up car with smoke coming from the engine. A flashing red police light in the background and a reporter doing a stand-up in front of the devastation. This shoot took most of the day because they just couldn't get the smoke right. Finally, one of the special effects guys started fanning the smoke to get just the right look.