Film Location Pranks Continue with ‘Godfather 4’ in Little Italy
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Some prankster out there is taping bogus “film shoot” signs in cinema-specific neighborhoods around New York City. And it’s pretty funny, actually.
Last week saw the arrival of the familiar neon notices for Annie Hall 2 and Taxi Driver 2. Now, Boogie Twitter follower @HedgeFunNY brings word that Little Italy boasts its own Godfather 4 job. This filming notice was placed at the corner of Mulberry and Broome Streets.
Let’s take a step back, though. There is most definitely a pattern to the pranks. The three instances spotted thus far are for sequels of classic seventies movies. Not only that, the signs appear in areas that prominently feature in said films (Annie Hall on East 66th Street; Taxi Driver on St. Mark’s Place).
Gothamist also confirmed with Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, the agency that oversees all filming in NYC, that the Annie Hall and Taxi Driver sequels were indeed frauds.