Long Island in the Movies: Recognize These Locations?

Long Island in the Movies: Recognize These Locations?

From Gatsby's lavish mansion to memorable scenes in 'Meet the Parents', Long Island has always been a Hollywood favorite. Let's explore some iconic film locations right in our backyard.

1. The Great Gatsby (2013)

While F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is set on the North Shore, Baz Luhrmann's extravagant film adaptation was shot primarily in Australia. However, this Newsday article reveals some local landmarks that were inspiration for the movie.

2. Meet the Parents (2000)

Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller's comedic face-off takes place in the fictional town of 'Oyster Bay'. The actual house used in the film is located in Old Brookville, according to this amNY article.

3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Montauk plays a central role in this critically-acclaimed film. The IMDb page lists Montauk Point State Park and the Montauk train station among the film's shooting locations.

4. Jaws (1975)

While the fictional 'Amity Island' is supposedly located off the coast of New England, Steven Spielberg's classic was actually shot in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. However, this Far Out Magazine article explains that Spielberg originally considered shooting in Long Island!