Friday, October 19, 2012

Madonna: Material Girl (1985)

If you know me, then you know I have two great loves... movie/tv locations and Madonna.   Every once a while, I combine them both.

Here are links to other Madonna video or movie locations and shows:
   Borderline
   Evening With Madonna - Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project
   GAP commercial
   La Isla Bonita
   Like A Prayer (video)
   Like A Prayer (album)
   Material Girl
   Music
   Next Best Thing
   What It Feels Like For A Girl







Material Girl was shot entirely at Ren Mar Studios, here a couple exterior shots from the video...






Screenshots....





Comparison shot....

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Raising Cain (1992)

Brian DePalma has made some classics (Carrie), some solid thrillers (Blow Out), and some big stinkers.... like Raising Cain.  Doing his best to over-imitate Hitchcock, this film is doubly worsened by a bad script and bad acting by everyone.   Nonetheless, while in the San Jose area, I decided to check out a couple locations.


First up, is a scene that used a dizzying steadicam to follow the actors through the city hall building....














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The "climactic" finale is set at a motel that has a few renovations since the film was made, but essentially the same...














Screenshots....