I was so excited to join The Steve Cortes Show to talk about our favorite Chicago films with host Steve Cortes! There are so many across various genres: comedy, drama, sports, action, thrillers, and so many more. The Windy City is one of the best places to shoot a film.
Check out the video below:
My top 5 are:
- Code of Silence starring Chuck Norris
- Uncle Buck starring the late-great John Candy
- The Fugitive starring Harrison Ford
- Home Alone starring Macaulay Culkin
- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off starring Matthew Broderick
Here’s a fun fact, according to Wikipedia, Essanay Studios, founded in 1907, was one of the first major film studies to built outside of Hollywood and set a precedent for cinema in Chicago. George K. Spoor and Broncho Billy Anderson founded the company and even worked with screen legend Charlie Chaplin on several shorts, but also his 1915 feature-length film His New Job. Chaplin packed up and headed West to Los Angeles, leading to a decline in Essanay, but their legacy as a film studio helped solidify the Windy City as a staple of cinema.
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