Friday, May 16, 2014

Marathon Man (1976)

dir. John Schlesinger

"Babe" Levy (Dustin Hoffman) running – Pathway near Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, Central Park, New York, New York

Klaus Szell (Ben Dova) leaving the bank – 650 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, California. Though the film is set mainly in New York some sequences were actually filmed in Los Angeles.

Klaus Szell's car stalls – East 86th Street at 2nd Avenue, New York, New York. The intersection has since changed a lot.

The fuel truck explosion – 7 East 91st Street, New York, New York

Babe's apartment – 435 West 47th Street, New York, New York.

"Doc" Levy (Roy Scheider) in Paris – Avenue de la Grande Armée, Paris, France

Doc’s cab is stuck in the traffic – Place Vendome, Paris, France.

Doc buying chocolates – Godiva (now closed), 237 Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, France

The bar "Au Soleil" where Doc’s car is later blown up – 109 Avenue Michelet, Saint-Ouen, France.

The antique shop where Doc meets with his contact – Le Marché Paul Bert, 96-110 Rue des Rosiers, Saint-Ouen, France

The university where Babe studies – Columbia University, 1150 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, New York

The café where Doc meets with Peter Janeway (William Devane) – Le Dôme, 108 Boulevard du Montparnasse, Paris, France.

Doc meeting with his contact but finds him murdered – Opéra Garnier, Place de l’Opéra, Paris, France.

Doc trying to warn off his other contact in the colonnade – Jardin du Palais Royal, Paris, France.

Doc’s hotel where he fights off an assassin – Plaza Athenée, 25 Avenue Montaigne, Paris, France.

The clinic where Doc is treated for his injuries – 7 Rue de Poitiers, Paris, France.

Elsa Opel’s (Marthe Keller) apartment – 141 East 76th Street, New York, New York. A fake sign saying it's West 94th Street was put up for the filming.

Dr. Szell’s (Laurence Olivier) Amazon hideout – Queen Anne Cottage (aka the Baldwin Cottage,) Los Angeles County Arboretum, 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, California

Babe and Elsa’s date – Central Park Zoo, 64th Street and 5th Avenue, New York, New York.

Babe and Elsa sitting on a bench – Cherry Hill, Central Park, New York, New York.

Babe and Elsa after they’ve been assaulted – Bethesda Fountain and Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York, New York.

Doc’s fatal meeting with Szell – Arco Plaza, 505 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, California

Babe escapes his captors – Front Street at Beekman, New York, New York

Babe running in the street – South Street, New York, New York

Babe dodges his pursuers – Brooklyn Bridge underpass, New York, New York

Elsa picks up Babe – W. 50th Street and Broadway, New York, New York. The intersection has since changed a lot.

The country house where they hide – Michigan Road, Pound Ridge, New York

Szell coming to a jewelry store for an appraisal – 36 West 47th Street, New York, New York

The Jewish woman who recognized Szell is hit by a car – 62 West 47th Street, New York, New York

Babe confronts Szell at the bank entrance – 650 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, California

Babe marches Szell to Central Park – Central Park Zoo entrance, Central Park, New York, New York

Babe and Szell's final confrontation – North Gate House, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, Central Park, New York, New York. The interior was filmed on a studio set.

See also...


The Black Windmill

3 Days of the Condor

6 comments:

  1. spent many a summer at pound ridge preservation ,esp on micagin road ,the house in the movie was aka the gem /diamond house during a lsd fueled nite either summer of 71 or 72, O WAT A NITE,LOL

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  2. There seems to be a error according "Klaus Szell's car stalls – East 86th Street at 2nd Avenue". Correct is East 89th Street at 2nd Avenue and the intersection looks actual nearly unchanged.
    I wasn't there (I am from Germany) but checked with Google Earth convinced me.

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  3. Wow, they really ruined Elsa's apartment building, didn't they?

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  4. Fantastic, well done.
    Still watch it regularly, and because of that movie I ran my first New York marathon in 93’ best part of the weekend was running around the lake in Central Park, great movie great memories ,thanks again

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  5. Yes. Elsa’s apartment building was so old, funky, and beautiful. It has been totally ruined. All of its character is gone. 😢

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