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Post by Reidy »

Here's more Ennis in The Howling II. See 3:15 ff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUHiJTXjhHU

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Reisley House on the Silver Screen

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Last night, I caught a glimpse of the Reisley house drive and carport in a film trailer for "The Girl on the Train"....I'm assuming there may be other scenes with the house in the film.

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Post by SDR »

I happened upon the novel recently, and enjoyed it from the start. It will be interesting to see what the movie does with it . . .

Set in London. I assume the location has been changed ? There is certainly no idyllic suburban/rural setting in the novel.

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Post by Reidy »

Female has come up before in this thread. I saw it recently and noticed that in addition to a mockup of Ennis in the swimming-pool scenes (a photo, I think, rather than a model or a painting), it has some very brief glimpses of the real thing as the central character leaves home or returns. See 0:00.

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Post by jmcnally »

The Turkel house was used in the 2012 remake of "Sparkle." It is seen for a fraction of a second at about 1:40 and 2:13 of the trailer on the official movie website: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/sparkle/

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Post by DRN »

A saw "The Girl on the Train" over the weekend...the Reisley house is shown in two scenes with a combined total of about 2 minutes:

-glimpse on a television screen with a view looking up the drive to the carport

-a dialogue scene at the entry area off the carport that moves into the living room

Based on published pictures of the house in Reisley's book "Usonia", it would appear the set decorators removed some of the owner's furniture and area rug and replaced them with MCM pieces.

The film was good, the Usonian house was a welcome bonus.

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Driving through the gate - house; elevator to 97th floor - sound stage; getting off the elevator - house, near kitchen; apartment - sound stage. The apartment "blocks" were plastic, some of which Gus used to build a dog house for his Doberman. THE 97TH FLOOR!!

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The plastic castings may also have shown up in Beverly Hills Cop II, which has a shooting-gallery set with walls made of the Ennis pattern.

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Post by Macrodex »

Not a film, but:

The Gillin house appears in a Walker, Texas Ranger episode -- though, it's very slight.

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Back episodes of Dynasty on Amazon Prime turn up a most recherché allusion. The season 3 cliffhanger finds the two female leads in a cabin when an unidentified enemy locks the doors from the outside, pours gasoline around the perimeter and lights it, leaving them to die.

Season 4 episode 1 rescues them in the nick of time. The ambulance takes them to - can you stand it? - Cheney Hospital.

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Post by DavidC »

"Female" - 1933.

The scenes w/ Ennis start at 0:45.


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Try though I may, I cannot figure out where that organ was located at Ennis, to say nothing of that staircase.

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Post by SREcklund »

DavidC wrote:"Female" - 1933.

The scenes w/ Ennis start at 0:45.


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Given that in 1933 there wasn't even a pool at Ennis, and when built, it certainly wasn't that one, I wonder if that's actually Ennis or just a set built to look like it. Only place on the property large enough for such a scene is the motor court, and I can't see them creating this scene there ...
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Post by Roderick Grant »

The single scene shot at the house was earlier, as Ruth Chatterton's car exits the court. The swimming pool scene was done on a studio sound stage with the building made of plastic.

A similar thing was done with "Blade Runner," a quick close-up of the entrance, then on to the studio lot, where Ford ascends to the 99th floor of his textile block apartment building. A switcheroo was also used for the Bradley Building, which makes an appearance as the setting for the fight between Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer. Then there's "House on Haunted Hill," where the real Ennis exterior switches to a set once through the door.

The only time an entire Ennis scene of substance was shot entirely within the house was in "The Terminal Man," (1974) which shows the dining room as a living room, and a shot down the gallery with a grandfather clock at the far end.

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