Part of my infrequent posts of Hollywood location shooting done at CalArts, these stills are from Escape from New York the John Carpenter film starring Kurt Russell, Adrienne Barbeau, and a pre-Chef Isaac Hayes. In the future (1980's) crime got so bad that a giant wall was erected around Manhattan and the city was turned into a federal prison. Considering what a shit-hole New York became in the 80's, the scenario is almost believable.
There is so much trash and vandalized property in the movie, it's hard to make out CalArts locations, other than these scenes shot in the Main Gallery. Why does movie graffiti always look so fake? Maybe because it's legible.Kurt Russell, AKA Snake Runs to the Mezzanine
These scenes are near the end of the movie as the protagonists scramble from the supposed lobby of the World Trade Center to the building's roof.New York in the Future: The Late 90's
Looks like the CalArts Halloween party.Heading Towards the Music School