Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What's the Story, Morning Glory?

Today's DVD release of Morning Glory has us reminiscing on the summer of 2009, when members of the movie's cast and crew spent a few days in June, July, and August filming scenes in Bryant Park. (Read on without fear, there are no spoilers in this post!)

The movie stars Rachel McAdams as the producer of morning news show, Daybreak, and Harrison Ford as the show's reluctant co-anchor. You can watch the official trailer here. Morning Glory's location scouts wanted to create an authentic New York City work environment, and chose the Grace Building for the headquarters of the film's fictional TV station, "IBS".

And where do authentic Grace Building office workers spend their lunch breaks? Bryant Park, of course!

We were delighted to watch the movie and see that the scenes shot in Bryant Park didn't end up on the cutting room floor. Here are a few behind-the-scenes shots we took during the filming in 2009:

Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, and crew prepping for a scene on the Upper Terrace
Harrison and Rachel filming on the Upper Terrace
Art imitates life for Harrison Ford...posing with a fictional fan in the movie

Prop bus parked on 42nd Street

Our neighbor, the Grace Building, dressed up as IBS headquarters

Rachel and Gertrude

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