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By Ethan Gilsdorf
April 27, 2008

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For those who think Boston's only been a hot movie location since "Mystic River" and "The Departed" made our streets famous, think again. Our neighborhoods, campuses, and waterfront have served for decades as backdrops for blockbusters, indies, and homegrown productions alike. (Full article: 781 words)

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