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(Cracked)   Six places you will recognize from the background of every movie. If these settings were sound effects, they would be the Wilhelm Scream   (cracked.com) divider line 88
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2012-12-28 03:00:16 PM  
That was actually pretty cool.
 
2012-12-28 03:09:53 PM  
Wasn't #1 also featured in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?
 
2012-12-28 03:09:55 PM  
Shockingly, a coherent and decent list from Cracked.
 
2012-12-28 03:16:46 PM  
All those tv shows that film in Vancouver use the same locations over & over again.
You'll see a Supernatural episode that takes place during Oktoberfest using the same set that Stargate SG-1 used for quaint village a decade earlier.
 
2012-12-28 03:39:27 PM  
I saw The Hobbit with my family on Christmas, my mom laughed out loud when she heard the Wilhelm Scream from a goblin.
 
2012-12-28 03:48:20 PM  
Holy crap, I was just watching Batman the other day and wondering where they filmed the Wayne Manor scenes.
 
2012-12-28 03:55:25 PM  
The Stevens' house and street from the TV show Bewitched were used in the original Brian's Song. Oddly though they weren't changed or redressed. they were set exactly the same.
 
2012-12-28 03:55:52 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: I saw The Hobbit with my family on Christmas, my mom laughed out loud when she heard the Wilhelm Scream from a goblin.


It's really fun to constantly point out that scream. If there was a movie bingo card, that would be the most frequent space.
 
2012-12-28 04:00:03 PM  
Seems kinda lazy to film at the Quality Cafe now.  You'd think scouting an original cafe in the second largest city in America wouldn't be that difficult.
 
2012-12-28 04:03:18 PM  
Came here for Petra or Devils Tower, leaving disappointed.
 
2012-12-28 04:03:29 PM  

downstairs: Seems kinda lazy to film at the Quality Cafe now.  You'd think scouting an original cafe in the second largest city in America wouldn't be that difficult.


Since it's not a working cafe anymore probably makes it doubly attractive, since they don't have to shoot around anything.
 
2012-12-28 04:05:44 PM  
The list skipped over the Biltmore Estate:

Marry Me (2010)
The Clearing (2004)
Hannibal (2001)
Return to the Secret Garden (2000)
Patch Adams (1998)
My Fellow Americans (1996)
Richie Rich (1994)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Mr. Destiny (1990)
A Breed Apart (1984)
The Private Eyes (1981)
Being There (1979)
The Swan (1956)
Tap Roots (1948)
 
2012-12-28 04:07:19 PM  
I'd think that most semi-worldly people have heard of Monument Valley. I've been there but I am quite worldly, if not very worldly.
 
2012-12-28 04:08:09 PM  
1) Vancouver
2) Downtown Vancouver
3) Vancouver skyline
1) North Vancouver Mountains
1) Burnaby
 
2012-12-28 04:09:06 PM  
they forgot the 2nd st. tunnel in LA.
 
2012-12-28 04:09:13 PM  
whoops, I accidentally the list.
 
2012-12-28 04:10:20 PM  
There's also the area around West 4th Street near the Westin hotel in Los Angeles, where about 75% or so of all car advertisements are shot.
 
2012-12-28 04:12:15 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: I saw The Hobbit with my family on Christmas, my mom laughed out loud when she heard the Wilhelm Scream from a goblin.


So did my youngest son and I.

I got mixed feelings about that. Hearing that damned scream really yanks your attention away from the movie for a moment, but it's always funny.
 
2012-12-28 04:15:18 PM  

penthesilea: All those tv shows that film in Vancouver use the same locations over & over again.
You'll see a Supernatural episode that takes place during Oktoberfest using the same set that Stargate SG-1 used for quaint village a decade earlier.


In particular, Hatley Castle has appeared in film 15 or 20 times, probably most identifiably as Professor Xavier's school for gifted children.  The Vancouver Art Gallery is also a popular location.

In Alberta, we have a few locations that get recycled.  There's an overlook on the Bow River near Nakota lodge west of Calgary that's appeared in many films, including Brokeback Mountain, Unforgiven, and Legends of the Fall.  I can't find a picture of it, but if you've seen LotF, it's the bluff overlooking the river where the family graveyard is.  Drumheller also gets a lot of monument valley-type action, especially in dusters.  Had the economics of moviemaking been different at the time, i have no doubt it would have been a staple of John Ford's shortlist.

www.google.ca
 
2012-12-28 04:17:47 PM  
I always enjoy seeing the Ennis House...
 
2012-12-28 04:18:59 PM  
Long Beach, California aka Miami for lazy producers (esp Dexter and CSI Miami)
 
2012-12-28 04:19:18 PM  

phaseolus: Zarquon's Flat Tire: I saw The Hobbit with my family on Christmas, my mom laughed out loud when she heard the Wilhelm Scream from a goblin.
So did my youngest son and I.
I got mixed feelings about that. Hearing that damned scream really yanks your attention away from the movie for a moment, but it's always funny.


I don't like it either. I don't like hearing the same stock sound effects in movies because it's distracting and it's lazy -- it means the foley guys couldn't be bothered to improvise something so they just dropped in something from the public archives. This goes for "castle thunder" for any storm seen through a window, and what I call the doppler-truck -- for any 18 wheeler semi that drives past, you get a double horn blast "bwaaaa bwaaaaoooumm" every farking time. Monster screams are also recycled. Every dinosaur movie will try to sneak in an oldskool Godzilla yell somewhere.
 
2012-12-28 04:21:09 PM  
I was expecting to see the Griffith Observatory on the list. A few dozen projects have been filmed there (Rebel without a Cause, Terminator, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, etc.)

Or Torrance High School and Occidental College, which are the go-to sets for school scenes.
 
2012-12-28 04:21:57 PM  

chapman: Long Beach, California aka Miami for lazy producers (esp Dexter and CSI Miami)


How dare they use something cheaper and easier when the bulk of their viewers can't tell the difference.
 
2012-12-28 04:22:06 PM  

phaseolus: Zarquon's Flat Tire: I saw The Hobbit with my family on Christmas, my mom laughed out loud when she heard the Wilhelm Scream from a goblin.

So did my youngest son and I.

I got mixed feelings about that. Hearing that damned scream really yanks your attention away from the movie for a moment, but it's always funny.


Bah, it was funny when it was a rarely used Hollywood inside joke. But now that cliche has been so abused - in movies, TV shows and video games - that it breaks the fourth wall whenever I hear it.
 
2012-12-28 04:22:56 PM  

Ishkur: phaseolus: Zarquon's Flat Tire: I saw The Hobbit with my family on Christmas, my mom laughed out loud when she heard the Wilhelm Scream from a goblin.
So did my youngest son and I.
I got mixed feelings about that. Hearing that damned scream really yanks your attention away from the movie for a moment, but it's always funny.

I don't like it either. I don't like hearing the same stock sound effects in movies because it's distracting and it's lazy -- it means the foley guys couldn't be bothered to improvise something so they just dropped in something from the public archives. This goes for "castle thunder" for any storm seen through a window, and what I call the doppler-truck -- for any 18 wheeler semi that drives past, you get a double horn blast "bwaaaa bwaaaaoooumm" every farking time. Monster screams are also recycled. Every dinosaur movie will try to sneak in an oldskool Godzilla yell somewhere.


Or the big "shkwweee-FOOM" for gas explosions, especially alien-ish explosions. Or that stock "broken pottery" noise that you hear from crashing plates, glasses, sometimes even pottery. That one really irritates me since if I did foley, breaking stuff would NEVER get passed over for an ancient standby.
 
2012-12-28 04:25:17 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Wasn't #1 also featured in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?


Nope.
 
2012-12-28 04:25:28 PM  
And we all know what newspaper you'd be reading while sitting in the diner:
theawesomer.com
 
2012-12-28 04:27:50 PM  
I thought this was going to include that one freaking mansion that every porn is filmed in. At least that's what my friends tell me they have noticed.
 
2012-12-28 04:32:10 PM  
www.hikespeak.com

Cave in Bronson Canyon. Entered by more film stars than your mom.
 
2012-12-28 04:34:57 PM  
bp1.blogger.com

Oceanic Airlines would like a recount.
 
2012-12-28 04:41:14 PM  
I still want to know where they filmed Terry Silver's mansion in Karate Kid part 3.
 
2012-12-28 04:48:16 PM  
What about that mashed potato sculpture in Close Encounters?
 
2012-12-28 04:50:20 PM  

Crewmannumber6: The Stevens' house and street from the TV show Bewitched were used in the original Brian's Song. Oddly though they weren't changed or redressed. they were set exactly the same.


Its a standing set on the Warner Brothers Ranch and its still in use.
 
2012-12-28 04:53:43 PM  
The one that alwys bothered me was the wintergreen gum ad on the back of every magazine in every sitcom for 30 years.
 
2012-12-28 04:53:50 PM  
The L.A. river. It's in farking everything!
 
2012-12-28 04:54:52 PM  
There's still a lot of locations that still exist from Raising Arizona. Amen.
 
2012-12-28 04:56:52 PM  
The Biltmore Hotel in downtown LA should be on the list:

upload.wikimedia.org

Movies:

Chinatown, A Star is Born, Splash, Bachelor Party, Beverly Hills Cop, Ghostbusters, Dave, True Lies, Independence Day, Heartbreakers, Blow; Ocean's 11, The Nutty Professor, Bugsy, Blue Streak, In the Line of Fire, Wedding Crashers, The Italian Job, Daredevil, National Treasure, Spider-Man, Alien Nation, and Prom Night.

TV:

Charlie's Angels, Columbo, Beverly Hills, 90210, Entourage, ER, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, That '70s Show, Ally McBeal, CSI: NY, Nip/Tuck, 24, Drop Dead Diva, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, House, Heroes, Mad Men
 
2012-12-28 05:00:57 PM  

NeoCortex42: And we all know what newspaper you'd be reading while sitting in the diner:
[theawesomer.com image 576x416]


I have a copy of that newspaper, this one used for the film Scream.
 
2012-12-28 05:03:26 PM  

GungFu: [www.hikespeak.com image 648x432]

Cave in Bronson Canyon. Entered by more film stars than your mom.


To the Bat Cave, Robin!

Yep. Bunches.
 
2012-12-28 05:05:19 PM  
Weird. It has the "Interesting" tab but it's actually...interesting.
 
2012-12-28 05:05:24 PM  

thornhill: The Biltmore Hotel in downtown LA should be on the list:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 500x319]

Movies:

Chinatown, A Star is Born, Splash, Bachelor Party, Beverly Hills Cop, Ghostbusters, Dave, True Lies, Independence Day, Heartbreakers, Blow; Ocean's 11, The Nutty Professor, Bugsy, Blue Streak, In the Line of Fire, Wedding Crashers, The Italian Job, Daredevil, National Treasure, Spider-Man, Alien Nation, and Prom Night.

TV:

Charlie's Angels, Columbo, Beverly Hills, 90210, Entourage, ER, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, That '70s Show, Ally McBeal, CSI: NY, Nip/Tuck, 24, Drop Dead Diva, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, House, Heroes, Mad Men


Was Suicide Kings filmed there? The scene with the Fish Boots exiting from the car? It sure looks like the interiors of the first scenes.
 
2012-12-28 05:08:42 PM  

Pincy: What about that mashed potato sculpture in Close Encounters?


I have a CSB about Devil's Tower.

My 3 college roommates and I are driving across country for 40 days after graduation. We're going from South Dakota where we checked out the badlands and wanted to go to Yellowstone, so we realize Devil's Tower is (more or less) on the way. We get there near sunset, and decide to walk around the trail at the perimeter. We get started and not long after we're on the trail it's dark enough that we need flashlights. Well, along the way we discover the signs that warn about how much of the surrounding area is part of ancient Native American burial grounds, so I was just a wee bit freaked out about walking around there in the dark after reading that.
 
2012-12-28 05:11:37 PM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-12-28 05:13:47 PM  
 
2012-12-28 05:17:21 PM  
Ive been watching old re-runs of Rawhide with my dad over the holidys and I noticed every town they ride into is the same, they just come in from a different direction. Either that or Ida Hanson's Millnery was a franchise along the Sedalia trail
 
2012-12-28 05:18:28 PM  

Boudica's War Tampon: thornhill: The Biltmore Hotel in downtown LA should be on the list:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 500x319]

Movies:

Chinatown, A Star is Born, Splash, Bachelor Party, Beverly Hills Cop, Ghostbusters, Dave, True Lies, Independence Day, Heartbreakers, Blow; Ocean's 11, The Nutty Professor, Bugsy, Blue Streak, In the Line of Fire, Wedding Crashers, The Italian Job, Daredevil, National Treasure, Spider-Man, Alien Nation, and Prom Night.

TV:

Charlie's Angels, Columbo, Beverly Hills, 90210, Entourage, ER, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, That '70s Show, Ally McBeal, CSI: NY, Nip/Tuck, 24, Drop Dead Diva, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, House, Heroes, Mad Men

Was Suicide Kings filmed there? The scene with the Fish Boots exiting from the car? It sure looks like the interiors of the first scenes.


I haven't seen the movie in a while, but I wouldn't be surprised.

It has other spaces that are frequently used:

bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com

Because it is a hotel anyone can go in. I wondered in one day when I was in downtown LA without knowing anything about it; it took me about 5 seconds to realize that it was one of those interiors Hollywood uses non-stop.
 
2012-12-28 05:22:29 PM  
 
2012-12-28 05:31:37 PM  
The Prospect Park neighborhood in Pasadena is regularly used as a generic affluent suburban neighborhood. Because it has few palm trees and other obvious warm weather trees, it can be used for a neighborhood that's supposed to be in the Northeast.
 
2012-12-28 05:47:24 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: NeoCortex42: And we all know what newspaper you'd be reading while sitting in the diner:
[theawesomer.com image 576x416]

I have a copy of that newspaper, this one used for the film Scream.


Are you saying you have one that was *actually* used in Scream?

Because the joke is its an in-joke between set designers and directors. They purposely use that same newspaper, on that same page in *many* films and tv shows.
 
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