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Spiderman Leaves a Parting Gift

By Eric Richardson
Published: Saturday, April 01, 2006, at 10:14AM
A Nice Parting Touch Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Too many Downtown film shoots come in, disrupt life and then go about their merry way. Sure, they pay their location fees to the building owners and they're well within their rights to do it, but it's not a good way to win friends in the neighborhood.

Spiderman III has been filming in the alley for roughly a week. They're all done now and finishing packing up, but this morning sitting at my door was the little envelope pictured at left with two Laemmle passes in it.

For a film with a budget the size of Spiderman III's buying a couple hundred passes is nothing, but it's a good little touch in my opinion.

Yes, there are major issues with Downtown filming that need to be addressed (mostly revolving around parking and street closures), but just having these shoots do something little for the people who have to put up with them is a nice start.

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