A black Ferrari weaves in and out of traffic in New York City's Times Square, then swerves out control, slams into one woman, knocks down a utility pole that falls squarely on a male passerby, then smashes into a restaurant window sending glass flying everywhere.
Read the first-hand report of the scene from Nicholas Cage's upcoming film, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,”
The City's reaction? Not to worry, the show will go on -- no matter the bodies lying here and there!
Or as the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting put it, "The production is scheduled to film on 7th Ave again tonight and tomorrow night, weather permitting."
Here's my beef: as someone who lived for nearly 20 years in The Big Apple, there was always some movie company "licensed" to shit down my block or in one case, my only means of transportation home -- all in the name of attracting movie industry jobs. OK, I lived with that -- but isn't mowing people down a clue that allowing car chases to be filmed in Times Square pushes the envelope a bit to far?
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