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nathan bateman’s house

from ex machina posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

For 1750 Norwegian Kroner (roughly $200) you can spend a night in the home of Ex Machina’s reclusive tech billionaire Nathan Bateman.

The Juvet Landscape Hotel features nine stand-alone rooms designed to feel integrated into the natural environment along with a spa area, a farmhouse for large gatherings and (as far as I know) no scheming, murderous A.I.

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bridgewater state hospital

from titicut follies (1967) posted in movies by prof_improbable

In the mid-60's, filmmakers Frederick Wiseman and John Marshall spent 29 days at the horrific Bridgewater State Hospital in Bridgewater, MA.

The resulting documentary is the cinéma vérité classic, Titicut Follies.

The film shocked audiences with its unfiltered depictions of the brutal treatment of patient-inmates. It also launched Wiseman's career: making exposé documentaries about social institutions in a style of direct cinema that could be best described as "a fly on the wall" filmmaking.

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eat at judy’s

from twin peaks: the return posted in television by chewing_the_scenery

With one letter change Eat at Rudy’s here in Wilmington, California became Eat at Judy’s located in Odessa, Texas where Agent Cooper gets into a scuffle and deep fries some guns in the last episode of Twin Peaks: The Return.

Judy’s is an obvious reference to Jowday (aka Judy), the mysterious antagonist of season three.

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the blue diamond motel

from fire walk with me, twin peaks posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

The Mount Si Motel also pops up in season three as the entrance to the room (called the Dutchman's?) above the convenience store where Cooper meets with the giant tea kettle that is Phillip Jeffries.

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nike missile site ms-70

from cold war, nuclear weapons posted in history by prof_improbable

During the Cold War from 1959 until 1972, the Twin Cities were protected by four missile battery sites. This is one of those four locations. The actual Nike-Hercules missile (or a reproduction of one) can be seen in a park in nearby St. Bonifacius.

The missiles were stored on underground rails and were brought to the surface by elevators. They were meant to bring down long-range enemy bombers.

All of the Nike sites were decommissioned on Feb. 4th, 1978.

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