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    Princeton University from “A Beautiful Mind”

    LOCATION Princeton University, the real-life college of John Nash, plays itself in the movie “A Beautiful Mind”, which chronicles Nash’s life. ADDRESS Princeton University Princeton, NJ princeton.edu STORY & PHOTOS 2001’s “A Beautiful Mind” was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won four, including Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Connelly, Best Director for Ron Howard, and Best Picture. The based-on-a-true-story film chronicles the life of John Nash, a brilliant mathematician whose life is not all that it seems.

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    The Quick Stop from “Clerks”

    LOCATION The Quick Stop convenience/video store, the backdrop for the action in Kevin Smith’s “Clerks”. ADDRESS Quick Stop 58 Leonard Ave Leonardo, NJ STORY & PHOTOS Any die-hard “Clerks” fan has a trip to Leonardo, New Jersey’s Quick Stop on their bucket list. It was the center of the action in the cult classic, as well as the former workplace of “Clerks” brainchild Kevin Smith.

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    Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash from “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” and “Comic Book Men”

    LOCATION Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, a comic book shop owned by filmmaker Kevin Smith, which has appeared in his films and the reality show “Comic Book Men”. ADDRESS Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash 35 Broad Street Red Bank, NJ jayandsilentbob.com STORY & PHOTOS Kevin Smith is a famous comic book enthusiast. Back in the day he used to shop at a store called Comicology in his home town of Red Bank. In the late 90s he bought the store from its former owner, and later moved it to a bigger and better location. His production designer helped create a fun design for the store and it’s filled…

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    Jack’s Music Shoppe from “Chasing Amy”

    LOCATION Jack’s Music Shoppe, above which Holden (Ben Affleck) and Banky (Jason Lee) live and work in “Chasing Amy”. ADDRESS Jack’s Music Shoppe 30 Broad Street Red Bank, NJ STORY & PHOTOS Filmmaker Kevin Smith is a New Jersey native and when he makes movies he keeps close to home. His cult classic “Chasing Amy” was filmed partially in his home town of Red Bank.

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    Marina Diner from “Chasing Amy” (NOW CLOSED)

    LOCATION The diner where Silent Bob gives his speech about love to Holden and Jay in “Chasing Amy”. ADDRESS The Marina Diner Route 36 & Seeley Street Belford, NJ STORY & PHOTOS “Chasing Amy” is one of several Kevin Smith films that have become cult classics. The quirky love story, starring Ben Affleck and Joey Lauren Adams, was filmed in Smith’s native New Jersey.