Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Little Help - Movies in/with DC

I am soon to begin a project where I use footage from various Hollywood movies which use DC as a backdrop or a principle element of the film.

This is a petition, to any reader, to think of a movie that is not on the list below, which might be of some interest:

Absolute Power
All the President's Men
The American President
Bob Roberts
Born on the Fourth of July
The Candidate
Charlie Wilson's War
Citizen Cohn
The Contender
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Distinguished Gentleman
Enemy of the State
A Few Good Men
Forest Gump
The Good Shepherd
In Country
In the Line of Fire
Independence Day
Mr Smith Goes to Washington
Murder at 1600
National Treasure
No Way Out
The People vs. Larry Flint
Primary Colors
Private Parts
St. Elmo's Fire
True Colors
Wag the Dog

I know there are more... tons more (Die Hard 4, True Lies, probably a couple Jack Ryan movies). There is a good comment stream on DCist last year that covers some of this terrain. But, their interest was "when Hollywood gets DC wrong." That's partly of interest, but not the chief focus.

Any additions you can provide, please comment.


Mark Cameron Boyd said...
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Mark Cameron Boyd said...

(Now I got it!) Even though it's about the UN, I recall "The Interpreter" with Nicole Kidman had some nifty District footage (Metro sites, street scenes).

Pave the Whales said...

I immediately thought of these two:

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And then thought of a better tactic:,%20District%20of%20Columbia,%20USA&&heading=18;with+locations+including;Washington,%20District%20of%20Columbia,%20USA

Daniel Dean, Ellyce Morgan, Tom Nutt said...

and now you can add burn after reading