Marvelous-ish Malaise on a Boston Movie Set

Boston is one of the oldest American cities. Its varying architecture, almost random at times, can be easily modified to look like many other North American cities. This, along with four real seasons, easy access, nearby ocean and mountains, make this city a good one to make movies. In the Charlestown neighborhood moviemaking has become quite common. And it was just yesterday that a friend told there was a parking with some old movie cars waiting for their big moment that I should check out.

Looking at the below cars, it’s tough to figure out where the movie or show will take place. The mildly marked police car has Detroit written on it and the taxi cab is from “Blue Ridge Mountain Taxi Co”. It’s even tough to say which year the story would take place in. The vehicles vary from the 1960s to what could be as late as late 1980s. The newest vehicle seems to be the post-1987 Ford F-series.

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3 responses to “Marvelous-ish Malaise on a Boston Movie Set”

  1. Batshitbox Avatar

    These cars are clearly being used in the updated remake, “Bill & Ted’s Wicked Pissa Adventure, Guy”; which re-casts Bill & Ted as members of The New Kids On The Block instead of Wyld Stallyns.

    I was fairly sure the wind turbine in the background of last week’s Peugeot was the one at the Mystic Generating Station in Everett, and now here we have the whole facility in the background.

    Somewhat related, I just read an article about a hiker in So Cal who was rescued based on one nerd’s devotion to figuring out where pictures were taken.
    https://www.sfgate.com/california-parks/article/missing-waterman-hiker-satellite-images-found-16100690.php

    1. Kamil Kaluski Avatar

      You have found me out! Absolutely correct.

  2. Lokki Avatar

    I looked at these cars, and there was something about them that just seemed wrong…but it took me a while to click on what it was. Finally I realized that there’s no rust on these cars. In Boston, in the 80’s? Hah! And don’t tell me that early 60’s Corvair van is rusty for a 20 something year old Boston car.

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