I've spent a few days In New York, and it seems busy here for the film industry. I wandered coincidentally past one rental place (Hand Held Films, I discover, having looked it up) which seemed to contain enough dolly track to replace most of the subway system.
But one instance in particular stands out. I'm not sure what the production was - looks like a big TV show or a feature - but they'd taken an approach to the day interior that I don't believe would have been possible anywhere else.
Let's suppose we're shooting inside a building and there isn't enough light coming through the windows. The British solution is: tough, crank it up to 6dB and live with the noise and the fact that it looks like someone's home movie.
The American solution is to close down half a block's worth of parking, bring in an enormous generator truck, and:
Now that's what I'm talking about!