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Mar 2 2009

Slow Down, Zombies at Play

by Nolan R

If you’re stopping by the Decatur Library today or tomorrow, you might have to detour around the zombies.  No, they won’t be at the Library, but just down the street.  The Decatur Metro blog reports that the film Zombieland will be filming a couple of short scenes in downtown Decatur on March 2nd and March 3rd–one at the Hi-Tech gas station on the corner of N. Candler St. and E. Ponce de Leon Ave., and the other at the intersection of N. Candler and Sycamore St.  The section of N. Candler between E. Howard Ave. and Sycamore St. will be closed for approximately 4 hours, according to Sony Pictures.

The Hi-Tech station has been transformed into the Gas N’ Gulp for the filming.  There’s no word on whether or not the film’s stars Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone will be on location for the Decatur scenes.  Most of the filming so far has taken place in Valdosta, GA, and the film is scheduled to be released October 9, 2009.

If you’re interested in other movies filmed in Georgia, make sure to go back and check out Amanda’s previous post!

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Sep 4 2008

Movies Filmed in Georgia

by Amanda L

A couple of years ago, I became intrigued by movies filmed in Georgia. Having lived in Georgia most of my life, I like to watch these movies and try to figure out where they were filmed. Many times, you can look up a movie title in the Internet Movie Database and it will give you an option to see where a movie was filmed.

Several movies have been filmed in and around DeKalb County. If you have watched Remember the Titans, you might recognize the stairwell where Coach Boone and Coach Youst confront each other. It can be found on the campus of the Druid Hills high school. The practice field shots were filmed at Shamrock middle school. Sharkey’s Machine was filmed in part at the old Columbia Mall before it became the Avondale Mall, and which today is a Wal-Mart.

A Man Named Peter was one of the first movies filmed in Georgia. It was released in 1955. It was not until Deliverance that Georgia began to be thought of as a place to film movies and later television shows. One of my favorite movies is My Cousin Vinny. It was filmed mainly in Covington, Georgia and surrounding counties. It won an Oscar for Marisa Tomei as Best Supporting Actress. It was also during the filming, that Joe Pesci received his Oscar for GoodFellas. Additional movies that have been filmed in Georgia are  We are Marshall and The Gospel.

Tyler Perry has filmed all of his films around Atlanta. His newest movie The Family that Preys was filmed in Atlanta and Covington. While you wait for the newest movie filmed in Georgia to be released in the theaters, you might enjoy one of thirty movies that we own at DCPL that were filmed in Georgia. You can check out a partial list of movies filmed in Georgia here or feel free to stop by the Decatur Reference Desk for the list I have compiled through the years.

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