Friday, December 26, 2014

Sneakers (1992)



One of my favorites from the laserdisc era (!) was Sneakers.  Needless to say, it hasn't aged all that well simply because of the technology advancements, but it is still a good film and probably in need of a sequel/remake.

The opening scene is shot on the Universal Studios backlot in the famous town square area.  It has been burnt down and been rebuilt many times over the years....








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Shot mostly in San Francisco, I happened to have a few pics of some locations from a visit.  Nothing screen-specific, but maybe I can do that on a future trip.  Here the Bay Bridge is featured prominently in a scene....





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Can't have a SF movie without a shot of Alcatraz...


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Back to LA for some scenes, here in one of the downtown tunnels...



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And finally the Playtronics building is out in Simi Valley....






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I've never met Robert Redford, but have been to the Sundance Film Festival many times and have seen him introducing the opening night films....










3 comments:

  1. Great blog especially that it tackles about the filming locations that the Sneakers movie filmed. The locations of this movie took place in many cities and I could say that the locations are awesome.

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  2. While Universal Studios backlot has lost much of its history to fire over the years, the courthouse square area has been repurposed many times, but has never succumbed to fire.

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    1. According to sources: "It has been severely damaged by fire several times, including in 1957, 1990 and 2008. It was reconstructed after each incident."

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