Mom's filming locations, I missed the plane to New York again...

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The Plaza

Young Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) manages to book a room in this luxurious and mythical New York hotel by skillfully using a dictaphone and his father’s credit card. In the lobby, he also ran into Donald Trump and asked him where the reception desk was. The future American president was the owner of the premises at the time. “I didn’t buy a building, I bought a masterpiece,” he said in 1988 when he bought it. He sold it in 1995.

Gapstow Bridge

Kevin meets the pigeon lady (Brenda Fricker), a touching, bird-covered homeless woman, at the foot of this bridge that has existed in its present form since 1896. At first scared, then he became friends with her. If you’re looking for Duncan’s Toy Chest, the exterior façade is “a little” further away in Chicago at the Rookery Building. On the other hand, FAO Schwarz was taken as a model to materialize the interior.

Carnegie Hall

The pigeon lady takes Kevin to the attic of Carnegie Hall, filled with old objects and mannequins, where she used to secretly come to listen to concerts. The building, inaugurated in 1891, was the home of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra until it moved to Lincoln Center in the 1960s. It has three rooms, the largest of which can accommodate 2,804 people seated on five levels. It was here that the “concert of the century” was given on May 18, 1976, bringing together Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Vladimir Horowitz, Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Isaac Stern and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein.

Times Square

1552-1570 Broadway, New York, USA

Kevin’s mother (Catherine O’Hara) looks for him in Times Square and ends up asking the police for help. They ask him, “Put yourself in your son’s shoes. Where would you go?” She realizes then that he’s probably at Rockefeller Center. Times Square has the particularity of having a police station with a neon sign, blending perfectly into the decor.

Rockefeller Center

The climax takes place in front of New York’s largest Christmas tree at the foot of the GE Building. Kevin wishes to see his mother again and she appears after looking for her son in Times Square. A true tradition since 1931, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is one of the most famous in the United States. Every year, it is subject to a rigorous selection process in the forests of neighbouring states. It measures between 23 and 27 m and has more than 30,000 illuminations.

Battery Park

737 Battery Place, New York, USA

Alone in New York, Kevin takes the opportunity to visit different places and goes to Battery Park to observe the Statue of Liberty with a spyglass. Ferries leave from here to go to Liberty Island and see the great lady up close. To take over his role in Mom, I missed the plane again, Macaulay Culkin got $8 million. This is the biggest stamp ever received by an actor under the age of 12.

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By Anthony Thibault

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

From the "Casimir generation", Anthony has kept (in addition to a passion for Goldorak) a taste for inventive images, experimentation and curiosity. Passionate about travel and pop culture, he co-founded Fantrippers with Nicolas Albert to share his passion with as many people as possible.

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