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Make that 40 years of film and TV.

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting has some special things planned. There is a book, Scenes from the City, coming out in October, that looks at how the city has been used in films like On the Waterfront, Shaft, Big, and the recent Push Cart Man and TV shows like Sex and the City. 2006_09_moviemap2.JPGThere are also various film screenings and discussions being held at different venues in the city (walking tour to see landmarks from The Warriors, The Wiz, and Annie Hall during the Coney Island Film Festival).

And online, there's an interactive Flash map that shows where movies and shows have been shot. While the map isn't comprehensive with every single location shown on Law & Order or from Taxi Driver, it gives you a sense of how many films have been set in certain areas.

Check out the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting - 40th Anniversary Home.