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I know I saw the Guggenheim in "Breakfast at tiffanys" and "Men in black". and also Ennis house in "Blade runner" and "Black rain". and also a "Ricky martin music video". oh and a very old movie from 1937??? "The Black Cat"?
and another wright house in texas in the movie "Bottle rocket".
can anyone remember any others or know for sure of the others???
This is my challenge to you.
So here we go:
Marin County Civic Center
Breakfast AT Tiffanny's
Someone To Watch Over Me
House On Haunted Hill
Day Of The Locust
Karate Kid III
The Glimmer Man
The Replacement Killers
The Thirteenth Floor
The Terminal Man
Arch Oboler Residence
Cannibal Women In The Avocado Jungle Of Death
A Summer Place
Use in film productions
Front view from the north
The building's exotic design made it an appealing location for Hollywood filmmakers.
Although used as a shooting location as early as 1933 (Female), the house first acquired morbid fame providing the exterior facade for the House on Haunted Hill, a 1959 B movie. The 1975 film The Day of the Locust made extensive use of the house as a private residence, but it was in 1982's Blade Runner that the house gained a popularity of its own among moviegoers, even though only the main character's arrival at the motor court was actually shot at the Ennis House. Its exterior also appears as "The Mansion" occupied by Angelus, Spike, and Drusilla in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Sections of the cathedral reminiscent interior, especially the elevated dining room and fireplace, have appeared in over a dozen films including The Karate Kid, Part III revealing the view of downtown Los Angeles, Black Rain, The Glimmer Man, The Replacement Killers, Rush Hour substituting for a floor of a Hong Kong skyscraper, and The Thirteenth Floor.
The house has also been used as a location for commercials, fashion magazine shoots and music videos, including 3T's "Why" featuring Michael Jackson. S Club 7's video for the single "Have You Ever" shows the band members living an everyday life in the house.
Impressed by the house, filmmakers either recreated original elements of the Ennis House on sound stage sets or vaguely imitated these as in Predator 2. After shooting the exterior scene on location for Blade Runner the interior of Deckard's apartment was created at Warner Brothers. In the case of The Rocketeer sections of the Ennis House were recreated in detail, including the patterned art glass, on a studio set. The Rocketeer went as far as adding an upper floor. On a smaller scale, tile casts of the block relief ornamentation were used for the Club Silencio doorframe in Mulholland Drive.
A cartoon representation is featured in South Park as the base of a Chinese gang in the episode "Wing", satirizing the popular association of the Ennis House with criminal and/or Asian characters in films.
Because the house is situated in a densely populated neighborhood tensions have arisen over the years in regard to film production crews, as well as the streams of tourists and restoration construction workers.
You've got it. "Five" is the name of the (dreadful) film shot in and around 'Eleanor's Retreat' on the Oboler property.Wrightgeek wrote:I do not know the name of the film made at the Arch Obeler property; something with the word "five" in it?
Some other Ennis appearances are Grand Canyon, Black Rain, The Rocketeer (a full-size mockup, actually), The Thirteenth Floor and various videos, commercials and TV shows. The block pattern apppears in Beverly Hills Cop 2, an Indian soap opera and an early Belmondo gangster movie. Willits was in Weird Science and the Guggenheim in Someone to Watch Over Me. Hollyhock was in Devil Women of the Avocado Jungle, a camp adventure comedy with Bill Maher in a role he'd probably like to forget, and at least one department-store commercial.
An interior mockup of the Imperial Hotel was in For the Boys.
And while we're at it, the house in North by Northwest was not by Wright.
A movie that showed off Ennis handsomely at night (dining room and gallery, mostly) is George Segal's chilling "The Terminal Man" (1974). On television, the block pattern of Ennis seems to pop up all over the place, including "Beauty and the Geek" and "Big Brother." From remnants of the "Blade Runner" set, Gus Brown fashioned a dog house for his pinschers.
goffmachine, "The Black Cat" is the title of a 1934 movie with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, and a 1941 movie starring the ineffable Broderick Crawford, plus Basil Rathbone and the aforementioned Bela Lugosi. Which one?
The producers along with Riddley Scott, were allowed to create casts of the concrete blocks, and from these fibreglass version were created, and the sets were constructed from these.There were a few iterations of Deckard's apartment before they settled on the "Wright" one.
*Plotting to take over the world since 1965
Ennis-Brown House - 2655 Glendower Avenue, Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California, USA
1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 TV Series)
2. Blade Runner (1982)
3. Twin Peaks (1990 TV Series)
4. Predator 2 (1990)
5. House on Haunted Hill (1959)
6. Rush Hour (1998)
7. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
9. The Karate Kid, Part III (1989)
10. The Rocketeer (1991)
11. Black Rain (1989)
12. The Replacement Killers (1998)
14. Grand Canyon (1991)
15. The Glimmer Man (1996)
16. The Day of the Locust (1975)
17. Moon 44 (1990)
18. Fallen Angels (1993 TV Series)
19. Timestalkers (1987 TV Movie)
20. The Terminal Man (1974)
21. Blood Ties (1991 TV Movie)
22. Female (1933)
23. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003 Documentary)
24. Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991)
25. House of Frankenstein (1997 TV Movie)
* Gaps are from movies filmed in Ennis, Montana
Hollyhock House, Barnsdall Art Park - 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, California, USA
1. Dirty Love (2005)
2. Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - 1071 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
1. Men in Black (1997)
2. The International (2009)
3. Manhattan (1979)
4. Three Days of the Condor (1975)
5. Hamlet (2000)
6. Cremaster 3 (2002)
7. Die Baroness und das Guggenheim (2004 Documentary)
8. Summer of Decision (1959 TV Movie)
"Someone To Watch Over Me" (1987) starring Tom Berringer and Mimi Rogers had a party scene in Guggenheim. If I remember correctly, someone was shot and fell from high up on the ramp to the floor below, accompanied, as is Hollywood's wont, by the shrill scream of a woman.
Karloff plays the house's architect, with the almost-historic name Hjalmar Poelzig.
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