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Movie Locations You've Visited: Cinema & Reality
#71

On numerous occasions I've been around the building that was used for the exterior shots of the Parrish Shoe Company in Jumanji. <img src=" src="http://files.chud.com/images/smilies/cool.gif" />

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#72

The third street mall, Santa Monica Place, where they filmed Fast Times, was renovated in 2010.



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It's just across from Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, which is not actually in San Dimas where Bill and Ted fought the evil us-es




Down the street is Santa Monica Pier, where they filmed Forrest Gump and, of course, The Net with Sandra Bullock


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#73


The Pavilion mall on Pico, from Clueless, a few miles down from the Tech Noir

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#74

Speaking of Pico, the overpass  from the armored car heist in Heat is pretty close to where Sandra Bullock catches the ten in Speed.  It could have been any over-pass, but Pacino specifically says it's on Pico - and that's the only one.  Bullock could have caught the ten anywhere after it starts from the Santa Monica Palace from Fast Times, but before that over-pass from Heat.



Like the Rio chases in Fast 5, the bus route in Speed is surprisingly accurate - the ten leaves Pico and then heads to downtown, but takes a turn into Culver City which leads to LAX.

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#75

I have visited Capadoccia, the land of Yor:Hunter of the Future, and its amazing.

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#76
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Originally Posted by ryoken View Post
 

I have visited Capadoccia, the land of Yor:Hunter of the Future, and its amazing.



I've been there as well, in mid December so it was all desolate sandy desert vistas filled with snow-capped pyramids and phallic monoliths (all naturally occuring!). It's like being on an alien planet. Couple of photos I took:





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#77
Originally Posted by ZombieFever View Post

On numerous occasions I've been around the building that was used for the exterior shots of the Parrish Shoe Company in Jumanji. <img src=" src="http://files.chud.com/images/smilies/cool.gif" />



I nearly worked on that film, were it not for the somewhat minor detail that they didn't hire me!  Smile




Originally Posted by WendellEverett View Post

The third street mall, Santa Monica Place, where they filmed Fast Times, was renovated in 2010.



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Love me some FAST TIMES.  And that's a great shot of the pier.  Nice sunset light in the background!

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#78


My alma mater Tam High, the same Tam High from American Graffiti, is the opening location of the early 80s or late 70s pr0n film "Purely Physical" -  this picture showed up in my tumblr account and my brain pretty much exploded.  Even better, thanks to the internet, it took a whole ten seconds to google this Dirk Digler-esque piece of garbage ... the movies really are magic.

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#79

Say, that reminds me...



The most infamous scene from Pretty Peaches was shot in the art-deco restrooms of my beloved Oakland Paramount Theatre.



Do not google this at work.

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#80

Just remembered a couple more.  The Riverside Diner in Pawtucket, Rhode Island as seen in David Mamet and Michael Corrente's AMERICAN BUFFALO (1996).





A good friend of mine used to live down the street and we'd walk past this place and the entire neighborhood they shot the film within all the time.  At one point in 1999-ish, we'd planned to shoot a short film somewhat inspired by life there (it was a bit downtrodden, back then) but the production fell apart on day one for various reasons.



Also, on the Rhode Island tip:  The city, mansions and cliff walk areas of Newport, Rhode Island seen in TRUE LIES and MR. NORTH.








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#81
ABeen to:
Hook & Ladder 8 from Ghostbusters (they have a sign from GB 2 inside) and some painted graphics on the facade and sidewalk.

The Cabazon Dinosaurs from Pee Wee's Big Adventure. I drove up towards Palm Springs during SDCC one year. It's now a Creation museum and features dioramas with human and dino interaction. I was there at sunrise, climbed up into the T-Rex's mouth, and took a ton of pics.

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I'm a big Bigfoot nerd, so I visited this location in Washington State (during my ECCC trip) that was used in Harry & the Hendersons...
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/10490
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#82

Bike riding around town today, I went by Boston University to see one of my favorite buildings, "The Castle" as it's known to the locals, which also served as the exterior location for "The Aldridge Mansion" in the beginning of the new GHOSTBUSTERS.  



The production CGI'd Manhattan into the background for use in the film.













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#83

And an "after CGI and before" shot of the area around Oliver and Milk Streets, where some of the chaos scenes were shot.  Quite a good job on this.


The upper shot is from the movie - filmed about a year ago.  The lower one was taken today.





Also, the GBHQ location above "Zhu's" is actually a Shabu-Shabu spot, located on Harrison and Essex in Boston's Chinatown.


Note the background fire escapes and the addition of the Ecto-1's garage created by the production.



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#84

Here's a few of my favorite random spots I've found in my travels...


The emergency room from Nine to Five



The graffiti from Grease 2



The Magic Club facade from Desperately Seeking Susan



The stairwell from the prom in Valley Girl

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#85
Most of us like checking out Movie Location videos, and even visiting first-hand movie locations from our lifelong favorites. There are plenty of videos of shooting locales from E.T., THE GOONIES, GHOSTBUSTERS and such, but since many mass audience films these days are using full-on CGI environments, I find myself wondering if modern film is losing its sense of place by not celebrating actual, real-life locations the way it used to. Though there are some great exceptions.

Thinking: What recent (last ten years or less) movies effected you so much that you'd want to visit the places where they were shot? Some of mine...

1. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (2019): Basically everywhere, especially all the driving locations.
2. LA LA LAND (2016): That spot on, I think, Mulholland? Various points all over the city.
3. INHERENT VICE (2014): Manhattan (or "Gordita") Beach, etc.
4. INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (2013): Not sure this counts since I've been to NY, but I do love coffeehouses.
5. HELL OR HIGH WATER (2016): Never been to West Texas or the New Mexico filming locations but some of those wide open spaces look pretty cool to me.
6. TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN (2017): Naturally.
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#86
Forgot what a fun thread this was. Thanks for bumping it.
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