Modern Movie~Making In Memphis

Modern Movie~Making In Memphis (HM26U5)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
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N 35° 7.965', W 90° 3.528'

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On this South Main Street corner in 1988 the modern wave of Memphis movie making was born, in great measure through the efforts of the Memphis & Shelby County Film Commissioner Linn Sitler and Shelby County Government official Alonzo Woods. Until Mystery Train, Memphis had not hosted a nationally-distributed feature film since King Vidor's Hallelujah!, which had been based in the city in 1928 to shoot much of its principal photography here. An independent feature, Mystery Train later won producer/director Jim Jarmusch a major award at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.
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The Mystery Train film was immediately followed in Memphis by Orion Pictures Great Balls of Fire!, which told the life story of Sun Studio legend, Jerry Lee Lewis. Later Memphis-based filmmaking included such notable and diverse features as The Firm, 21 Grams, Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Forty Shades of Blue (directed by Memphian Ira Sachs), Academy Award winners Hustle & Flow (directed By Memphian Craig Brewer), and Walk the Line, the life story of yet another Sun Studio legend, Johnny Cash. The Commission's on-going efforts

to recruit and develop the film and television industries continue into the 21st century.
HM NumberHM26U5
Placed ByThe Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission and the Shelby County Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 767995 N 3891725
Decimal Degrees35.13275000, -90.05880000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 7.965', W 90° 3.528'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 7' 57.9" N, 90° 3' 31.68" W
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Area Code(s)901
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 109 GE Patterson Ave, Memphis TN 38103, US
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