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and Lower Wacker, and the Sears Tower...The latest Batman film, The Dark Knight, opens this weekend and Chicago fans will undoubtedly be distracted by some of their favorite landmarks in the backdrop. So how do you transform a bustling modern city into a comic book underworld? This morning on Eight Forty-Eight, Alison Cuddy talked to James McAllister about the art of creating the perfect location. James is a location manager-a gig that entails figuring out how to close LaSalle Street during Rush Hour so that Christian Bale can glide through on the Batmobile. No easy task, but positive reviews of the film show that McAllister’s location scouting was spot on. BAM! ZAP! UPDATE: Where in Chicago was the above scene filmed?

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