On Location: Alan Parker wrangles cast and crew on W46th Street, TImes Square Manhattan for one of the most iconic scenes in film history.
This was filmed half a block up from the actual High School of Performing Arts at 120 W46th St. Church of Saint Mary the Virgin was used as the exterior of the school. The main entrance to the Church is covered with a marquee of a fictitious Hotel Remington.
see more images and read Parkers notes on the making of Fame for some great insight in the process and many issues he had filming this classic film
Another school used for interiors, mainly the Dance classrooms, was P.S 122 at 150 1st Avenue at East 9th Street in the East Villiage in lower Manhattan. Now occupied by Performance Space 122
The former Haaren High School was used for many interior shots for Alan Parker’s 1980 film ‘FAME’
photos from alanparker.com
some behind the scenes shots from alanparker.com
No Shade - seriously! but Id so love this as a remake LOL
"I lived in New York all my life. We used to have Chinese restaurants, Italian restaurants….now you have these Sushi restaurants. Everyone goes for Sushi. Sushi..I hate the stuff. Although, I tell ya, I had some the other day. I took it home, I cooked it, it wasn’t bad, it tasted like fish."
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY
'll be your sorceress, your heart's magician
I’m not a witch, I’m a love technician
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY
If I take you from behind
Push myself into your mind
When you least expect it
Will you try and reject it
If I’m in charge and I treat you like a child
Will you let yourself go wild
Let my mouth go where it wants to
"Du! Misst dem Junker Kleider, und miss ihm Hosen an!"
People have asked what exactly does Udo Kier say at the beginning of Madonna’s ‘Deeper & Deeper’ video. Contrary to the obvious, being the text that appears on the screen, Kier is actually reciting two lines from the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe tragedy (play) ‘Faust’, written in 1809.
The line ‘Du! misst dem junker kleider - und miss ihm hosen an’ which roughly translates to “You! (tailor) measure the young man for clothes - and make him some trousers”.
The line is sung by the character Mephistopheles in a song about a King who had a flea that he treated like a son. The lines have little meaning on their own, but serve as a comical, mischievous layer to Mephistopheles underlining perverse nature.
The inclusion on this video maybe Kiers doing. It’s likely an improvised scene which saw Kier channeling Andy Warhol’s filming process, or just the temperament of ‘The Factory’ in the 1960’s.
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