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By now we’ve all heard about The Town: made by Affleck, Boston native; filmed in Boston; set in Boston. Or, shall we say in the heavily formulated accents of the movie, Baaaahston. SumoSkinny saw the movie and let’s just say there are some authentic things about it other than the accents…
Shots of the Zakim: Let’s face it, when you think of going to or from Boston, you think of those great big white poles stretching up over the city. With clips of the bridge during the day, at night—at all times, really—the film authenticates itself with the bridge that is, arguably, the most unique (and weird-looking) one in Boston.
Shots of the Bunker Hill Monument: We’re not quite sure where the obsession with this one came from, but in the context of the movie we’re drawn to the combo of the Zakim and the Bunker Hill Monument. Oh…yeah. The movie’s set in Charlestown. The Town, get it? Thanks to the images of this monument, we’ll remember.
The McDonald’s by Fenway: Yeah, we’re commenting on a scene outside of a McDonald’s. We know you love the fries, too. Only the true Sox fans will notice, but there’s a Mickey D’s right outside of Yawkey Way, and The Town has a scene with cops and robbers in front of it. Watch out for the yellow arches, because filming in a place as nondescript as a fast food joint is sure to rack up authenticity points.
So we promise, even if you don’t like Ben Affleck, go see the movie. But make sure you do it in Boston, or else you might as well be a Yankees fan.
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