On Thu, 31 Oct 2019 07:58:49 -0600, Jerry Friedman
Post by Jerry Friedman Post by J. J. Lodder Post by Katy Jennison
If Laura were here she'd tell you how amusing it is, when watching
something like 'Morse', to see someone go through a doorway in one
building and emerge into a quite different building half a mile away.
You can't beat the movie 'Amsterdamned' for that kind of thing.
Near the end the have a speedboat pursuit in the Amsterdam canals.
They disappear round a bend, and crash in the main canal of Utrecht,
about 30 km away, after which they continue in Amsterdam.
The only one of these I've noticed is that in /The Deerhunter/, set in
Clairton, Pa., the wedding takes place in a church in Cleveland, Ohio,
over 130 miles away. Wikipedia informs me that Clairton scenes were
also shot in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Washington, and of course
the Vietnam scenes were shot in Thailand.
The movie "Breaking Away" was a trial to watch for anyone who was
familiar with Bloomington, Indiana and Indiana University. The plot
was about some local non-students entering a team in the university's
annual "Little 500" bicycle race.
The race, which is held in May, included footage of riders on a road
flanked with trees in brilliant fall colors. The terms used were not
the terms used by I.U. people in the late 1970s, and several scenes
had people going the wrong way on one-way streets on the campus.
Still, it was a great movie, was nominated for an Oscar, and won an
Academy Award for the script. If you didn't know the campus, and
about the event, you wouldn't notice the errors.
The 1986 movie "Hoosiers", about a small town's team that won the 1954
state basketball championship, was remarkably free of gaffes. I was
in the stands when Milan won that game, saw the shot that made Bobbby
Plump famous (by Indiana basketball standards), and was in high school
in that era so I knew how the sectionals/regionals/finals system
worked. Never, watching that movie, did I exclaim "What? That's not
Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida