Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Recycling in Hollywood

I would imagine the studios in Hollywood, where they film television shows and movies, cover an incredible amount of acreage. Even with the new technology of CGI or Computer Generated Imagery, there is still a need for actual sets.

I remember once seeing a movie about making a movie, where different rooms used for scenes were actually only three walls, a floor but no ceiling. It must be a strange feeling to walk out of a room to the back of another room, from a supposed living room, to a hospital setting or a store. Kind of like when we were kids and we made rooms for our dolls by setting books on edge to be the walls.

I just read an article in one of those celebrity magazines (I was in the laundry room, and it was there), about a house that is owned by actor Christopher Meloni, from Law and Order SUV. The house had been used in the show Entourage, as the house where character Art Gold lived. And strangely enough was the real and television home of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson.

I used to watch a show called the Gilmore Girls, and one of the frequent locations in the show was a diner. It was distinctive because the door was on the corner of the building. I swear the diner in the show Bones is the same one.

The Royal Diner from Bones, at Fox Studios

It’s nice to see that Hollywood believes in the whole reuse/recycle thing. I bet those studio tours would be an amazing trip down memory lane.

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