January 8, 2013 12:03 am at 12:03 am #607730
Boro Park GirlMember
Does anyone know what they are filming today in BP????? there are streets blocked off and trailers with dresssing rooms and eateries. Also, there are people dressed up as yidden- but small details give them away as being nonjewish.
anyone have any clue what this is all about?????
info?????January 8, 2013 12:15 am at 12:15 am #929338
Which blocks is this happening on?January 8, 2013 1:06 am at 1:06 am #929339
I saw it too! was happening near 13 and 50 and New Utrecht was full of trailers from 53 until 46. whats going on?January 8, 2013 1:10 am at 1:10 am #929340
probably an oorah video for the shmorgJanuary 8, 2013 2:13 am at 2:13 am #929341
unfortantley they are yiden. i know some of them use to be heimishe kids.January 8, 2013 4:35 am at 4:35 am #929342
Boro Park GirlMember
groisakishka- halevai it was that…..but……
yeshivish- maybe that explains how they know all the tiny details about chassidishe dress- like the exact shoes, perfect shtreimel…January 8, 2013 4:49 am at 4:49 am #929343
BP girl, they are far from perfect. Some look good, most look fake. They certainly didn’t study the scene in BP well enough. Their details just don’t add up.January 8, 2013 5:01 am at 5:01 am #929344
I was told that it is not going to be a negative movie I just hope its true. And yes some of their fathers and siblings wear shtreimelsJanuary 8, 2013 5:02 am at 5:02 am #929345
Really? To my knowledge there are no young actors that came from a heimish family.January 8, 2013 5:04 am at 5:04 am #929346
It was for a show called ‘Blue Bloods’. I saw an ad on Craigslist that ‘Blue Bloods’ is looking for real chassidim to shoot a scene. This Morning, my aunt who works a block away went to check it out confirmed that it was ‘Blue Bloods” crew by asking them which show or movie they are shooting. I saw pics from the set that she sent and the ‘chassidm’ on the set don’t look real…..January 8, 2013 5:19 am at 5:19 am #929347
. and are WE real…… or are we fake???January 8, 2013 8:46 am at 8:46 am #929349
The episode is a about a murder in a Chassidish men clothing (or hat) store…..January 8, 2013 10:35 am at 10:35 am #929350
They tried making it more real but —
Ess Iz Shver Tzu Zein A Yid.January 8, 2013 1:53 pm at 1:53 pm #929351
If they want my input Ill only charge $1000January 8, 2013 8:11 pm at 8:11 pm #929352
I’ll charge ten grand…February 11, 2013 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm #929354
Well, the trash came out and, no surprise, it was a demagoguery of the Jewish people. Made a mockery of everything holy and portrayed religious Jews as some queer backwards violent bunch.February 11, 2013 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm #929355
It was not well done.February 12, 2013 5:05 am at 5:05 am #929356
🐵 ⌨ GamanitParticipant
It was awful… not only did it give a terrible impression of chassidim, it didn’t even begin to make sense… chock full of errors.February 12, 2013 5:44 am at 5:44 am #929357
Based on what you were able to read in the news about recent events coming out of Williamsburg why would they think Chassidim are good people. If you want them to change how they view Jews then Jews can’t break laws and do evil violent things that make it to the media. Its very easy to get a bad reputation and a lot of work to get a good one or to change peoples minds.February 12, 2013 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm #929358
They are not interested in reporting positive things. The NYT posts a human interest article about Chassidim every so often to be yotze.February 12, 2013 9:45 pm at 9:45 pm #929359
Also true. Positive is boring. You dont sell movie tickets with positive.February 13, 2013 3:45 am at 3:45 am #929360
Poorly Written. Not impressed.February 13, 2013 8:49 am at 8:49 am #929361
I saw the show online (it aired Shabbos).
I found a few details to be off. This was unlike the movie A Stranger Among Us with Melanie Griffith, where they employed the gaon and talmid hakham Rabbi Philip Harris Singer, zt”l, longtime rabbi of Orthodox Avenue O Jewish Center, as an adviser, resulting in a film where there was stunning accuracy.
Regarding portrayals of Orthodox Jews in the media: Lately, they like featuring OTD types; presenting moderate, humane, urbane, educated, cultured, torah-observant Modern Orthodox Jews defeats their purpose of portraying us unilaterally as backwards, primitive, fundamentalist bumpkins. The people they feature are generally from such backgrounds where college is rejected and women are poorly treated, which is certainly not true of my community.February 13, 2013 1:20 pm at 1:20 pm #929362
Women are not poorly treated in any Orthodox community (as a whole). That is an anti-semitic canard. Indeed, the opposite is true.
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