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bradbury building

from gravity’s rainbow posted in literature by chewing_the_scenery

Some esoteric trivia: near the end of Gravity's Rainbow Pynchon writes "Philip Marlowe will suffer a horrible migraine and reach by reflex for the pint of rye in his suit pocket, and feel homesick for the lacework balconies of the Bradbury Building." This is a reference to the 1969 James Garner movie Marlowe in which the detective's office was located in this Los Angeles landmark.

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monroeville mall

from dawn of the dead posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

The Monroeville Mall just east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was the primary filming location for 1978's Dawn of the Dead, the second of director George Romero's zombie films. JCPenney is the only store still around since the movie was shot. If walking around with fellow zombies in gory makeup is your thing, don't miss the Monroeville Mall Zombie Walk in October which is part of the larger zombie-themed convention Zombie Fest and the hub (fittingly enough) for World Zombie Day. Zombies!

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milwaukee art museum

from transformers 3 posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

I can't remember if this was supposed to be in New York or Washington D.C. Michael Bay scrambled up the geography for this movie. In reality, the Milwaukee Art Museum is located on Lake Michigan. I'm going to say it was the setting for Patrick Dempsey's car dealership. I have an attention deficiency when things aren't exploding, so sorry if these details aren't quite accurate.

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frank lloyd wright’s ennis house

from blade runner posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

This Los Angeles house, designed in the 1920s by Frank Lloyd Wright, was used for Deckard's apartment in the sci-fi classic Blade Runner, although only the exterior was shot on location. The interior was recreated on a sound stage. The house has also been used for filming in Rush Hour, The Thirteenth Floor, Twin Peaks, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and many other films and tv shows.

It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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fire station 23

from ghostbusters, big trouble in little china, the mask, flatliners posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

This firehouse in Los Angeles was closed in 1960 but became a popular filming location after it was used for the interior of the Ghostbusters Headquarters in 1984. A short list of things filmed there since includes Big Trouble in Little China, The Mask, Flatliners, the adult film Flashpoint and tv shows the A-team and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

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