by Benjamin Sutton, at Dec. 15, 2010, 12:21 a.m.
Walking tour stop name: Wall Street and Nassau Street: Federal Hall National Memorial, New York Stock Exchange
Associated walking tour: "Made in NY": Walking Tours of Film and Television in New York City
Walking tour stop description: This site, where George Washington was sworn in as the first President of the United States, and where, a few steps away, the world's financial markets converge at the New York Stock Exchange, appears often in films. Though nowadays this area evokes notions of boundless and unchecked greed and immorality, it's the site of an extremely generous charitable act in Ghost (1980). Greed is back in by 1987, though, when Oliver Stone became the first filmmaker granted access to the trading floor of the NYSE (albeit for only 45 minutes) while filming Wall Street.
In these two scenes from Ghost we see Sam (Patrick Swayze) and Oda Mae (Whoopi Goldberg) walking along Wall Street, pausing at the base of the Federal Hall National Memorial.
In this scene from Wall Street we see some of the unprecedented footage that Oliver Stone shot on the New York Stock Exchange floor. He was the first filmmaker ever given access to that sacred space of American finance, likely in no small part to his father's job as a broker.
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Walking tour stop location: POINT (-74.0104446542090386 40.7069748805145863)
Next walking tour stop: Broad Street at Exchange Place: Exchange Place
Previous walking tour stop: Broadway at Wall Street: Trinity Church
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