The last blog included some biggies but with so much reaction as if I had looked over others. I promise you, I didn't, I was simply planning the next blog!

I always laugh when I hear someone try to put down the Capital Region, like it's not cool enough for big things to happen here. Psh! Yes it is! Here's 5 more cool things that have happened here, in movie form.

Salt - released in 2010 and starring Angelina Jolie, this was one of the more exciting moments the Capital Region had had at the time. I mean, it was a film starring one of the biggest actresses in Hollywood and she was going to be here. Utilizing our very own 787, exit 3B in downtown Albany for some serious scenes it may have only been a part of this film, but it was enough to create some local and national buzz.

The Time Machine - in theaters in 2002, this movie was filmed all over our beautiful area; Saratoga, Schenectady, Albany and Troy. It involves an inventor who travels forward in time and is forced to deal with warring peoples. This is a remake of a 1960 H.G. Wells science fiction novel.

Ghost Story - this movies came out in 1981, starring Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas and Douglas Fairbanks Jr among others. The storyline is about a group of 4 elderly friends who are brought back to their hometown for a funeral. It gets spooky. Nothing cooler than a bit of a horror film captured throughout Albany and Saratoga Springs!

War of the Worlds - the recreation of the H.G. Wells classic starred Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning in 2005. While it wasn't directly filmed in the Capital Region, it was pretty close to home having some of the filming done right in Athens. Oh, by the way Steve Spielberg directed this one, pretty cool if you ask me!

The Emperors Club - I gave this an honorable mention in my last blog because a few films have utilized The Emma Willard School for shots, this one being no different. In 2002 Kevin Kline and Emile Hirsch starred in the inspirational film about a teacher-student bond that changes the lives of both characters. Big ups to Troy!

Until the next blog!



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