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bordo poniente landfill

from elysium posted in movies by elvis_crabs

Formerly serving Mexico City and the second largest landfill in the world, Bordo Poniente was also the filming location for the dystopian Los Angeles of the future in the 2013 film Elysium.

The crew filmed at the dump for two weeks, and the 975 acre landfill was unceremoniously closed shortly after the shoot. Today, Bordo Poniente is undergoing a clean-up effort from the Mexican government and the Clinton Foundation.

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culver hotel

from arrested development posted in television by elvis_crabs

In the "Altar Egos" episode of Arrested Development (Season 1, Episode 16), Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) picks up Maggie Lizer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) at the lawyer bar Deliberations. The shooting location was at the Culver Hotel in Culver City, CA.

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culver city city hall

from arrested development posted in television by elvis_crabs

Many of the courthouse scenes in Arrested Development were shot at the Culver City City Hall.

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balboa island/oceanside wharf

from arrested development posted in television by elvis_crabs

In Arrested Development, the Bluth Banana Stand scenes take place at Oceanside Wharf on Balboa Island, but the scenes are shot here at Fisherman's Village in Marina del Rey. Specifically, right next to the fake lighthouse.

Mitchell Hurwitz based the banana stand stories on the cookie stand that he worked at with his brother. As the Chipyard website reads: "Michael and Mitchell’s father, Mark Hurwitz, found and rented a small, abandoned taco stand on the bay at Newport Beach, California." The stand has transformed into a shop called Boston Chipyard in Quincy Market, Boston.

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ritz-carlton, marina del rey

from arrested development posted in television by elvis_crabs

For the pilot episode of Arrested Development, Lucille's apartment was a suite at the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey.

Source: 2011 New Yorker Panel with the cast and creator of Arrested Development

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