Happy Anniversary! PUBLIC ENEMIES began shooting one year ago today

The photo at left shows Johnny Depp as John Dillinger, behind the wheel of a vintage car, motoring down a street in Columbus, Wisconsin exactly one year ago today. This was one of the first photos we saw as cameras rolled on Michael Mann’s gangster drama Public Enemies on March 17, 2008–the beginning of a three-and-a-half month shoot that brought JD in almost daily contact with the public. It was a spring we will never forget. Thanks for the memories, Johnny Depp and Michael Mann. Thanks for opening up the filmmaking process and letting us witness it on our streets and in our towns, and for letting us cheer you on as you walked in the footsteps of Dillinger.

Many Zoners were present for part of the Public Enemies filming, and they are sharing their memories on the Zone’s Porch forum. –Part-Time Poet