Sunday, September 29, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)


Although I don't think it lived up to the greatness of the first Star Trek (2009) (click the link for those locations), I did enjoy the sequel and thought it was a worthy follow up.    First up, an often-photographed location, the Greystone Mansion stood in for the Royal Children's Hospital....





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The archive building was also used as the bridal shop in Bridesmaids...


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While some of Starfleet was shot at the Getty Center, the Crystal Cathedral welcoming center was also used for some interiors...




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And exteriors...



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For Star Trek fans, here are some of the plaques they have up at Paramount Studios from all the Star Trek incarnations....






And some of the Star Trek cast & crew I have seen or met....







Saturday, September 21, 2013

Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)


Here are some locales from the first Naked Gun, special thanks to itsfilmedthere.com for some of these locations.   Also,check out locations from Naked Gun 2-1/2: The Smell of Fear and Naked Gun 33-1/3: The Final Insult.

The opening scene in "Beirut".....or in this case, Glendale....



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The "police station".... best shots I could get without trespassing :)



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Part of the big chase through downtown Los Angeles....


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The underpass has been used in many films, most recently for the Maniac remake....


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A character rides a missile down this street which has gone through some changes, but the white arches of the brick building are still there...



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And leads to the fireworks building....


"There's nothing to see here...."



Frank takes a long walk and starts off by this motel, which is right by some Ed Wood locations....



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And casing out the villain's lair is Park Plaza...




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