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Old 02-21-2013, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Ok, filming on itty-bitty downtown (Olde Towne) roads with lots of alternatives, that only a handful of people use, is one thing, but closing down, a major through street, from rush hour through rush hour, on a Friday no less, crosses a line, a major one. Why should the city be tied up all day long, to make a few producers rich? Public infrastructure is just that, public, not private, and not for the whims of someone with big bucks to simply take for their pleasure.

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Old 02-21-2013, 09:11 PM
 
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Ok, filming on itty-bitty downtown (Olde Towne) roads with lots of alternatives, that only a handful of people use, is one thing, but closing down, a major through street, from rush hour through rush hour, on a Friday no less, crosses a line, a major one. Why should the city be tied up all day long, to make a few producers rich? Public infrastructure is just that, public, not private, and not for the whims of someone with big bucks to simply take for their pleasure.

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That article says Saturday...
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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It said Friday. Plus, the electronic signs along the roads around the area list Friday, 2/22/13 as the date, and the detour signs are already up, with the road closed signs already at the intersections ready to go into place.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:41 PM
 
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I hope the police who are enforcing the shutdown are off duty police being paid by the producers of the movie.

But I know they are tax paid police working regular hours funded by local taxpayers.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I wonder if people in Los Angeles and New York have the same complaints?
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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In other news, Hugh Jackman is going to be in Conyers on Friday!
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:36 AM
 
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Movie productions bring all sorts of money to their filming locations. There's a reason California is bending over backwards to create tax breaks to keep more film productions in the state. Not to mention other states trying to create their own tax breaks.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:58 AM
 
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Tax breaks = fine

Interfering with commerce and inconveniencing tax paying residents = not fine
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:40 AM
 
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Parts of NYC, including Times Square, were shut down and completely depopulated for days at a time for the filming of "I Am Legend". The Batman series has taken over Lower Wacker Drive in Chicago, several times. I think Conyers, GA will survive. Heck, parts of downtown Atlanta were shut down for Walking Dead.

I guess people only get uproar-ity about injustices like this when it directly impacts them.

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Old 02-22-2013, 02:08 AM
 
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Actually, Times Square was the only location they couldn't shut down. They had to CG that whole scene. NYC doesn't shut down Times Square for anything no matter who you are or how much money you have.
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