CBGB has finished principal photography, and it appears that the filming has left Savannah’s public stage.
As many of you know already, I’ve been following the shoot pretty closely, and I’ve been especially interested in the effect of Twitter and other social media in allowing fans and stars to engage each other.
Twitter posts are generally public, and there’s an easy feature to embed them in websites. So I’ve selected here a more or less chronological collection of entertaining Tweets that chronicle the movie shoot.
The biggest flurry of public excitement was during Rupert Grint’s time here playing Cheetah Chrome of The Dead Boys, but you’ll see more direct engagement with the city from the movie’s stars, including Ashley Greene as Lisa Kristal, Malin Akerman as Debbie Harry, Stana Katic as Genya Ravan, Ryan Hurst as Mad Mountain, Joel David Moore as Joey Ramone, Freddy Rodriguez as Idaho, Donal Logue as Merv Ferguson, Richard de Klerk as Taxi, Peter Vack as Legs McNeil, Mickey Sumner as Patti Smith, Julian Acosta as Johnny Ramone, Steven Schub as DeeDee Ramone, and Katherine DuBois as Genya’s friend. There’s also a great pic of Taylor Hawkins at The Jinx.
If you’re just looking for photos, click here, here, and here.
Click here to scroll through all my posts about CBGB.
Recreating the 1970’s #Boweryinstagr.am/p/MT6ZDvyQ0X/
â€” CBGB the Movie (@CBGBtheMovie) June 25, 2012
A friend just snapped a pic of Alan Rickman filming new movie #CBGB in savannah, also starring Rupert Grint twitter.com/ForrestJim/staâ€¦
— James Forrest (@ForrestJim) June 26, 2012
Thanks @JoshRayburn for the intro. We’ve loved seeing all of the @cbgbthemovie cars around town! @savannahnow twitter.com/southpointmediâ€¦ â€” SOUTHPOINT MEDIA (@southpointmedia) June 27, 2012
Alan Rickman at end of a take on Johnson Square #CBGB #Savannah twitter.com/jimmorekis/staâ€¦ â€” Jim Morekis (@jimmorekis) June 27, 2012
@olv Alan Rickman shooting a scene for #CBGB in Savannah today twitter.com/Georgiannie/stâ€¦ â€” Annika (@Georgiannie) June 28, 2012
Alan Rickman on the set of @CBGBTheMovie! As seen from one of our Thinc cffices! twitter.com/ThincSavannah/â€¦
— ThincSavannah (@ThincSavannah) June 28, 2012
Had my first day on CBGB today. Such a blast!P.S. Thanks for all the love tweets about DKNY and “The Apparition” you guys are awesome 🙂 â€” Ashley Greene (@AshleyMGreene) June 30, 2012
It’s 99 degrees today in savannah- and I can’t say I mind it…. Feels like home. #Floridian â€” Ashley Greene (@AshleyMGreene) June 30, 2012
#CBGB night shoot, Congress St twitter.com/jimmorekis/staâ€¦ â€” Jim Morekis (@jimmorekis) June 30, 2012
Savannah, GA. Friday. 1 am. 100 degrees. Humid. As. Balls. â€” Ryan Hurst (@RamboDonkeyKong) June 30, 2012
Jonathan is making new friends at the Studio! #cbgb #AlanRickman #CBGBomfug #Punk #Rock!instagr.am/p/MlWVkryQ0k/ â€” CBGB the Movie (@CBGBtheMovie) July 2, 2012
On a positive note: Savannah is breathtaking. Nothing like being in the south on independence day! â€” Ashley Greene (@AshleyMGreene) July 4, 2012
Savannah, GA on July 4th. It’s like a drunken pep rally in a Republican’s vagina. â€” Ryan Hurst (@RamboDonkeyKong) July 4, 2012
Played chess with Snape today. #winning â€” Ryan Hurst (@RamboDonkeyKong) July 5, 2012
Best fourth of July yet- hope everyone had a great night of fireworks and fun! â€” Ashley Greene (@AshleyMGreene) July 5, 2012
Fanpicture ( via heytayl0r on Tumblr) of Rupert Grint on the Airplane. He is official in Savannah now! twitter.com/VoteRupertGrinâ€¦ â€” VoteRupert (@VoteRupertGrint) July 6, 2012
#playnowRupert Grint in Atlanta GA airport with Sabrina Batson! twitter.com/cplaster66/staâ€¦ â€” Catherine Plaster (@cplaster66) July 6, 2012
This is #RupertGrint and his PA, i think. They were so chill. I saw them while they were walking dwntwn #Savannah #CBGB twitter.com/_LoisLane/statâ€¦ â€” Janay Kingsberry (@_LoisLane) July 6, 2012
@billdawers If you have information or photo with rupert please Can you share with us? @cadyr95 in The ATL airport!! instagram.com/p/MuP7usFrtJ/ â€” Rupert Grint PerÃº(@PeruRupertGrint) July 6, 2012
@danstahl67 I did- I was at CB’s a lot in the late 80’s- Swans, Bullet LaVolta, Live Skull, Sonic Youth- â€” donal logue (@donallogue) July 7, 2012
Me encontrÃ© a Rupert Grint (de Harry Potter) y que me dice: “tomate una fotito conmigo no?” y pues va… twitter.com/JabelMarines/sâ€¦
â€” Jabel Marines Limon (@JabelMarines) July 6, 2012
Another photo when Rupert Gritn arrived USA he take a pciture with the fan @therealkarcookie 06 July at ATL… fb.me/1LrbKQMk9 â€” Rupert Grint PerÃº(@PeruRupertGrint) July 7, 2012
What is known as the “Fried Green Tomato”XS twitter.com/Stana_Katic/stâ€¦ â€” Stana Katic (@Stana_Katic) July 7, 2012
@kentuckybelle Having n incredible time soaking up Southern hospitality… Sweet tea and all. Thank you, Savannah, for bringing the love. â€” Stana Katic (@Stana_Katic) July 7, 2012
@mjperljam savannah- it saddens some people when they discover I don’t drink-I almost feel compelled to get F*#cked up to not let them down â€” donal logue (@donallogue) July 7, 2012
Savannah, GA. We’ve had our time together. Its been steamy. But I gotta leave! I’ve had my flight cancelled two DAYS in a row. Fuck Delta. â€” Ryan Hurst (@RamboDonkeyKong) July 9, 2012
Spent the day chatting and shopping with Estelle Harris. She’s wonderful! #estelleharris #gettingtoknowyou @CBGBtheMovie
— Katherine DuBois (@ktdubois) July 10, 2012
Can’t believe my sister met Rupert Grint! Lucky!! twitter.com/bethkayy/statuâ€¦ â€” Beth Kobayashi (@bethkayy) July 10, 2012
A big shout out to #45Bistro & their staff for an excellent meal. instagr.am/p/M5gNefvSe4/
— Freddy Rodriguez (@FreddyRdriguez) July 10, 2012
@joeldavidmoore thanks duder for the jameson twitter.com/gilbertocruzjrâ€¦ â€” gil cruz (@gilbertocruzjr) July 11, 2012
Things in Savannah that hide in ur pants & threaten 2 bite ur bum. twitter.com/Stana_Katic/stâ€¦ â€” Stana Katic (@Stana_Katic) July 11, 2012
@markezrastokes love this town. Such a generous place! With generous people.
— Richard de Klerk (@richarddeklerk) July 12, 2012
80% of South Carolina’s economy driven by fireworks-remaining 20% split among wings, thee dollhouse, oakley blades & sunscreen (myrtle?)
— donal logue (@donallogue) July 12, 2012
Hilly’s On The Bowery @cbgbthemovie@ Ellis Square instagr.am/p/NAe8ywIJ1D/ â€” Jacob Tatom (@Animal_Noises) July 13, 2012
B & D Burger challenge most insane thing Ive attempted- I crawled out 1/2 pound short and lay on the sidewalk- my children r ridiculing me
— donal logue (@donallogue) July 13, 2012
@Stana_Katic and Joel David Moore dtown savannah! #CBGB twitter.com/mlizmuller/staâ€¦ â€” Liz Muller (@mlizmuller) July 14, 2012
Just met Donal Logue from Grounded for Life #CBGB #Savannah twitter.com/mlizmuller/staâ€¦ â€” Liz Muller (@mlizmuller) July 14, 2012
RT @thejpmoody: Rupert Grint filming the movie “CBGB” in Savannah, GA on Congress St. Taken from inside a shop. twitter.com/thejpmoody/staâ€¦ â€” Rupert Grint Latino (@RupertGrintLt) July 13, 2012
US WITH RUPERT GRINT!!!!!!! twitter.com/AbbsKahler/staâ€¦ â€” Abby Kahler (@AbbsKahler) July 15, 2012
Joel David Moore sat at my bar today! #savannah #joeldavidmoore #avatar #hot #cbgb instagr.am/p/NHeVE1FS4L/ â€” Marissa A. (@OHaithereMo) July 15, 2012
Stana without makeup, still prettier. bit.ly/Mv7pOV #Savannah #CBGB (by @joeldavidmoore â€” Karin Klinczak (@karinzoca) July 15, 2012
carolina/georgia coast-new england in fall-smoky mountains & blue ridge highway- pacific northwest-california deserts the usa is beautiful
— donal logue (@donallogue) July 16, 2012
A night out in Savannah can lead u 2 some great musicians, like Mr Eric Culberson. X s yfrog.us/eod7pcz â€” Stana Katic (@Stana_Katic) July 16, 2012
Downtown Savannah after Dark instagr.am/p/NMxYhPRshy/ â€” Julian Acosta (@getjulianacosta) July 17, 2012
Wayne Kramer founder of The MC5 came by CBGB yesterday along with guitar hero Eric Culberson. â€” Julian Acosta (@getjulianacosta) July 17, 2012
In beautiful Savannah, GA to shoot CBGB! So happy to be here… twitter.com/MalinAkerman/sâ€¦ â€” Malin Akerman (@MalinAkerman) July 18, 2012
I heart Savannah. @CBGBtheMovie â€” mickey s (@michaelimagirl) July 19, 2012
drummer from the foo fighters in the house ! playing iggy pop in the cbgb’s movie ! @gilbertocruzjr twitter.com/thejinx912/staâ€¦ â€” thejinx (@thejinx912) July 19, 2012
Just posted a photo instagr.am/p/NQy9MxRsgI/ â€” Julian Acosta (@getjulianacosta) July 19, 2012
Thank you Savannah, GA for a beautiful time. Thank you Catfish Staggs and Eric Culberson for guiding us on our journey.
â€” Julian Acosta (@getjulianacosta) July 19, 2012
Rockin out with “Blondie”! @MalinAkerman channels Debbie Harry on-set of #CBGB twitter.com/RCampanelliETCâ€¦
— Rick Campanelli (@RCampanelliETC) July 19, 2012
Only in savannah can you go play an open mic night and jam with the “ramones” from the new CBGB film.. such is my luck tonight
— tracy grant (@tgimagesphoto) July 19, 2012
That’s a wrap on Patti Smith ! So sad it’s over thank you amazing incredible crew, cast, everyone @CBGBtheMovie #punk #pattismith #savannah
— mickey s (@michaelimagirl) July 20, 2012
Alan Rickman likes Leopold’s Ice Creamtinyurl.com/bqpcg6y #CBGB #Savannah
— Bill Dawers (@billdawers) July 21, 2012
Boys & Girls… “The Romaines”! Cretins hop after dark. twitter.com/stevenschub/stâ€¦
— Steven Schub (@stevenschub) July 21, 2012
Last day on @CBGBtheMovie. An enormous thanks to #Savannah for treating me so well. Have to come back& shoot here again.
— Freddy Rodriguez (@FreddyRdriguez) July 25, 2012
To the cast & the crew of @CBGBtheMovie, thanks for all of your hard work. Randy, Jody, Alan – love u guys. Great working with u again. â€” Freddy Rodriguez (@FreddyRdriguez) July 25, 2012
â€œ@FreddyRdriguez:2the cast&crew of @CBGBtheMovie,thanks4all of ur hard work.Randy,Jody,Alan-love u guys.Great working with u again.â€ u rock!
â€” Stana Katic (@Stana_Katic) July 25, 2012
Just finished shooting @CBGBtheMovie !!!!!!!!! Had a fucking blast! #punkiscoming
â€” Peter Vack (@PeterVack) July 25, 2012
That’s a wrap on @petervack, @donallogue and @FreddyRdriguez ! Thank you guys for making #cbgb #movie a #PUNK #rockin good time!
â€” CBGB the Movie (@CBGBtheMovie) July 25, 2012
Today=wrap day My luv 2 @FreddyRdriguez @donallogue @joeldavidmoore @RamboDonkeyKong @richarddeklerk Alan,Jodi,Randy& @CBGBtheMovie gangstas
— Stana Katic (@Stana_Katic) July 27, 2012