Citizen Kane, a movie based on the rise and fall of a fictitious newspaper tycoon who lived in the Xanadu estate, was loosely based on the life of William Hearst. Does Xanadu look familiar? It should. The opening scenes of the movie were filmed at Oheka Castle in Huntington, you know that little shack where Kevin Jonas got married.
Love Story (1970) to depict the entrance to the home of Ryan O'Neal's character. Romance filled its gardens with passionate love scenes from the Age of Innocence (1993) and Lovesick (1983). Laugh out loud and remember such comedies as The Associate (1996) and Hitch (2005). Or perhaps pose dramatically under a tree and try to think of what the character was thinking in such films as From the Terrace (1960), Wolf (1994), Cruel Intentions (1998), and The Manchurian Candidate (2004).
When Jim Carrey undergoes a procedure to erase his memories in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, he is in Montauk. Trees Lounge, written by Steve Buscemi, was filmed almost entirely in Valley Stream. Buscemi grew up in the town and went to Valley Stream Central High School. Actor and producer Edward Burns, who also grew up in Valley Stream, filmed most of the scenes for The Brothers McMullen throughout the town. The spy movie Salt, starring Angelina Jolie was filmed on the grounds of the old Grumman facility in Bethpage.