By Laura Goode, Jan 27, 2009 10:16 AM
Suppressing my inner cheapskate, I dropped $11 at the Metreon last night to go see Notorious, The Notorious B.I.G. biopic that just came out for no apparent reason. I've been aware of the film for longer than most because part of it (a very short chase scene, as it turns out) was filmed on my old block in Brooklyn (check out the link for more than you ever wanted to know about the Franklin Ave. shuttle, a relic of an MTA gone by that makes a brief cameo), much to my delight and that of my Prospect Heights neighbors. The imagery of Brooklyn, my lover from another lifetime, was unfortunately the best part of my Notorious experience. The street footage of Bed-Stuy-do-or-die is authentic; I could pretty much smell the familiar KFC refuse and blunt smoke every time the camera landed on the intersection of Fulton and St. James.