Posted Monday, October 29, 2007 9:51 AM | Contributed by Jeff
The park is based on Long Island's Adventureland, where director-writer Greg Mottola (now riding the wave of success of "Superbad," which he directed) once worked in the games department. However, the real park has been renovated so extensively that it wasn't even an option for filming.
"They made it a very different place," Mottola, bespectacled and dressed in black, said of the venue where he manned the booth where patrons shot a squirt gun into a clown's mouth. Re-creating the 1980s at an amusement park proved an ambitious notion for a low-budget film.
Read more from The Post-Gazette.
Quotes from the article.
"My idea was that it was supposed to be a place that had been built in the '50s or '60s and hadn't changed since then."
Talking about his character, Eisenberg said, "He had planned a trip with his friend to go to Europe for the summer. He had these very lofty goals, then he works at the least lofty place."
Hadn't changed in years, least lofty? Hell-- they could have used Williams Grove.
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