Jared Cowan writes and podcasts about L.A. filming locations. He also works as a photographer and camera operator.
Then and Now: Photographing the L.A. Filming Locations of ‘Scarface’ 40 Years Later
The film’s producers had intended to shoot almost all of Scarface in Miami, but some Miami columnists and politicians were highly critical of the storyline, and the controversies surrounding the filming of Scarface garnered numerous headlines before production started. Where did they end up shooting it? Find out exactly where they shot the iconic film in the essay.
Revisiting the Filming Locations of ‘American History X’ 25 Years Later
American History X was shot entirely on location. Roughly 92 minutes of the film’s nearly two-hour runtime takes place in Venice, but only half of those 92 minutes were actually filmed there. Here are the rest of the neighborhoods where the iconic film was shot, including neighborhoods that were heavily active with gang activity at the time.
The L.A. Filming Locations of ‘Kill Bill: Vol. 1’ 20 Years Later
Here are all the locations in L.A. County where Quentin Tarantino shot his iconic pop-saccharine, action-revenge saga, Kill Bill, including the infamous Two Pines Wedding Chapel and many more spots that are still around.
Revisiting the L.A. Filming Locations of ‘Poetic Justice’ 30 Years Later
Poetic Justice, Singleton’s sophomore feature film, was released on July 23, 1993. It marked a tonal shift from his seismic feature debut Boyz N the Hood. In Poetic Justice, street violence, addiction, and racial injustice serve as the foundation upon which a love story is built.