Saturday, May 11, 2013

Cabin In The Woods (2011)



Although I think Cabin In The Woods would have been better with Joss Whedon in the director's chair, I did like a lot of the ideas and setup.    I tracked down a couple of locations while in Vancouver....

First up, the apartment building....










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The underground facility is an above-ground building used in a few films, most recognizably in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.    They covered up the windows to give the underground illusion....












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Ronald the intern, Tom Lenk....


Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol



The fourth entry in Mission Impossible franchise, Ghost Protocol, is probably the best one, mostly due to director, Brad Bird.   Although I'm certainly not a Tom Cruise fan, I do have great respect for his dedication to work and the lengths he is willing to go to.   Shot all over the world, I checked out a few locations they used in Vancouver.

First up, the phone booth where he receives his mission was shot under a bridge to Granville Island...




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Here is the prop phone used in that scene, currently on display at Paramount Studios....


The entrance to the carpark is the Vancouver Convention Center used in many films....





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The epilogue is supposed to be in Seattle but it is actually the popular Granville Island....








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