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Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
« Reply #725 on: August 27, 2019, 06:41:18 AM »

This is from a BBC documentary called "I Can Go For That, The Smooth World of Yacht Rock", which had some 70's stock footage mostly of California freeways, but also had this 4 tier road.  Looks like a surface street on the bottom, 3 lanes freeway in one direction on the next level, 3 lanes freeway in the other direction on the next, then what appears to be a park on the top:


Anyone know where this is?  I think the BQE near the Brooklyn Bridge has a similar setup.

I do believe I found the exact area....

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brooklyn+Bridge/@40.6959715,-73.9992649,116a,35y,90h,39.55t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x2526ddba7abd465c!8m2!3d40.7060855!4d-73.9968643
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Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
« Reply #726 on: August 27, 2019, 10:27:27 PM »

In Bohemian Rhapsody on their first American tour it shows their buses going down a two lane road and shows a GA-11 sign.
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Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
« Reply #727 on: August 27, 2019, 11:58:03 PM »

This is from a BBC documentary called "I Can Go For That, The Smooth World of Yacht Rock", which had some 70's stock footage mostly of California freeways, but also had this 4 tier road.  Looks like a surface street on the bottom, 3 lanes freeway in one direction on the next level, 3 lanes freeway in the other direction on the next, then what appears to be a park on the top:


Anyone know where this is?  I think the BQE near the Brooklyn Bridge has a similar setup.

I do believe I found the exact area....

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brooklyn+Bridge/@40.6959715,-73.9992649,116a,35y,90h,39.55t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x2526ddba7abd465c!8m2!3d40.7060855!4d-73.9968643

Thanks.  That looks like a real interesting section of road.
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Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
« Reply #728 on: August 28, 2019, 08:20:07 AM »

This is from a BBC documentary called "I Can Go For That, The Smooth World of Yacht Rock", which had some 70's stock footage mostly of California freeways, but also had this 4 tier road.  Looks like a surface street on the bottom, 3 lanes freeway in one direction on the next level, 3 lanes freeway in the other direction on the next, then what appears to be a park on the top:


Anyone know where this is?  I think the BQE near the Brooklyn Bridge has a similar setup.

I do believe I found the exact area....

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brooklyn+Bridge/@40.6959715,-73.9992649,116a,35y,90h,39.55t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x2526ddba7abd465c!8m2!3d40.7060855!4d-73.9968643

Thanks.  That looks like a real interesting section of road.
It's called the "Triple Cantilever" and its plans were actually included in NY's 1956 plans for its Interstates.

However, it is due for some major work and NYSDOT and NYCDOT are still negotiating how it will be funded and when the work will actually take place.

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Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
« Reply #729 on: August 30, 2019, 02:24:50 PM »

Cross-posted from the Massachusetts thread.
From the movie, Alice's Restaurant.  See 1:13:30 for a scene showing old-style MA bookleaf sign.
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Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
« Reply #730 on: September 07, 2019, 10:11:33 AM »

Okay, a couple of years back I attended a Rifftrax Live satellite feed of "Rifftrax Summer Shorts Beach Party" and found this 1978 "educational" film called "Ricky Raccoon Shows the Way." Now, I originally thought it was filmed in South Carolina, but somebody told me most of the scenes were shot in Charlotte, North Carolina. Although I'm wondering about one sign in a montage.

https://archive.org/details/RickyRaccoonShowsTheWay

Which side of the Buster Boyd Bridge is(or was) that Buster Boyd Landing sign at 7:28 into the movie on?


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Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
« Reply #731 on: September 20, 2019, 06:03:58 PM »

There are some hilarious looking fake parking signs in the February 2019 Rebel Wilson spoof "Isn't It Romantic."

http://www.onthesetofnewyork.com/isntitromantic.html

Mostly some love and wedding oriented signs. I tried to get the pictures from that link, but you know... the restrictions of newer computers.


UPDATE: Here it is on the right side of the pic.
https://ibb.co/w6zWKgT

« Last Edit: September 22, 2019, 10:16:51 AM by D-Dey65 »
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