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Statue of Liberty

Movie Escape from New York John Carpenter (1981)
On one of the posters in the film, the head of the Statue of Liberty lies in the middle of the street, a few blocks from the Empire State Building that can be seen in the background.
Statue of Liberty New York
Statue of Liberty New York - Photo credit: ahundt pixabay

In the feature film, the iron Lady has her head on her shoulders. Although the action takes place entirely in New York, John Carpenter was forced, for budgetary reasons, to relocate the filming to St. Louis.

It was there that he untged an exact replica of Grand Central, making the illusion perfect on the screen. Nevertheless, the team shot a few scenes in New York, on Liberty Island.

Escape from New York was the first film to receive permission to film on the island, with John Carpenter pointing out that the city was also very accommodating, making available the entire location for filming purposes.

Movie poster with the Statue of Liberty of Escape from New York
Poster of the film with the Statue of Liberty of Escape from New York. Photo credit: AVCO Embassy Pictures, International Film Investors and Goldcrest Films International

Statue of Liberty National Monument

One of the most famous monuments in the world, the work of Frenchman Auguste Bartholdi is not only the emblem of New York, but also and above all that of freedom, a value so dear to Americans. A powerful symbol, strong images: destruction, protective allegory, a happy ending, hope… The Statue of Liberty has inspired creators and its radiance does not seem to be about to fade away.

Offered by France in 1886 to mark the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence, the Statue of Liberty has long been America’s first vision for millions of migrants.

Their boats sailed along Liberty Island, on which the 93-meter-high monument stands, before their passage to immigration on Ellis Island. Named Liberty Enlightening the World, the statue looks toward Europe and the date of the proclamation of independence, July 4, 1776, is engraved on its tablet.

The broken chains at its feet are a metaphor for freedom. To visit it, you must take the boat from Battery Park in southern Manhattan or Liberty State Park in New Jersey and it is recommended to buy tickets in advance.

The crossing costs $18.50. Add $18.50 to reach the pedestal where a museum is located and $21.50 to climb 354 steps to its crown.

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By Damien Duarte

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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