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OT: Cinematic continuity errors (< RE: Happy new year!)

Date:Wednesday, January 3, 2007, 19:37
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> My favorite example of this is the movie "Periscope Up." Or is > it "Periscope Down"? It stars Kelsey Grammer & concerns some > submarine maneuvers, ostensibly in the Chespeake Bay & the Port of > Hampton Roads. But hills in Tidewater, VA, & red tile roofs in > Norfolk? I don't think so. It was obviously filmed in San Diego.
My favorite is the scene in This Is Spinal Tap with a title of "Atlanta, Ga." showing the Bonaventure Hotel which is one of L.A.'s most recognizable buildings. Being a farce, I expect this was intentional though. Another really bad one is Gone In Sixty Seconds (the remake) where the sequence of events doesn't even come close to matching the geographic locations mentioned, especially when the driver steals a car at the International Towers in Long Beach then crosses the Vincent Thomas Bridge which would have taken him out of Long Beach into San Pedro, but then he ends up delivering the car at the Port of Long Beach (back on the LB side of the bridge!). I suspect this was so they could have yet another ridiculous scene with someone jumping closed bridge, as if that stunt hadn't already been overdone.


David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>