Detroit Truly Rocks
It's not often that I really read Letters to the Editor -- let alone share them. But this one rocks. It comes from The Detroit News.
I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the wonderful people of Detroit for opening your city to us while filming "Red Dawn" for the past several months.
I was less than thrilled when I heard we would be shooting "Red Dawn" in Detroit as result of Michigan's film incentive program, and I couldn't have been more wrong. Instead of all the bad press that I have read and heard about, I found a fantastic, if somewhat challenged, city that is full of generous and kind people who have a great work ethic and an ingenuity to make more out of less.
You have allowed us to divert your traffic, close your streets, occupy your homes and buildings and let us make a bit of noise with some movie magic explosives. And for this we are eternally grateful.
Michigan and Detroit have so much to offer and I look forward to telling everyone who will listen what a wonderful experience we have had in your city and hope that this is just the first of many movies we are able to film here. Detroit, you truly do rock.
Jennifer Eddy, director's assistant