Philly’s Sixth Gift to the World: The Philadelphia Film Office

In the spirit of holiday giving, cities all across the Metroblogging network are posting the gifts that their cities have given the world. The first gift we posted was modern Democracy.

Some great movies have come out of Philadelphia. The granddaddy of Philadelphia based films is Sylvester Stalone’s Rocky. Soon the newest installment in the Rocky franchise, Rocky Balboa, will be hitting theaters.

M. Night Shyamalan, director of The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and the Village (to name a few), grew up outside of Philadelphia and films the bulk of his movies in and around our city. Additional, we also played home to Trading Places, Mannequin, 12 Monkeys and Tom Hanks’ star turn in the movie, Philadelphia.

1 Comment so far

  1. mack (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 1:22 am

    Not to mention the great unsung John Houston thriller “Winter Kills” and Brian DePalma’s “Blowout.”

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