Celluloid City: 8MM Filmed at MIA and the Clevelander Hotel
Over the years, Miami has served as the backdrop for hundreds of Hollywood movies. In Celluloid City, we spotlight some of the classics shot right in our own backyard.
During pre-production on 8MM, director Joel Shumacher (the man who ruined the Batman
movie franchise), decided that Miami would be a great location for his
Cage, playing Tom Welles, a private dick hired to verify whether or not a recently discovered snuff film is authentic, traipses his way through 123 long minutes looking as if he suffers from irritable bowel syndrome. Joaquin Phoenix, ten years before he decided to go Cold Mountain on us, looks his disaffected best as a porn store clerk-cum-musician who gets coerced into helping Cage discover the truth. Phoenix's name in the film? Max California. Retch.
The Clevelander Hotel makes an appearance in 8MM.
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Hialeah girl made good.
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