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  • novasteve October 1, 2012 - 11:11 am #57200 Reply

    Watched No Way Out over teh weekend, and apparently the Pentagon is near key bridge… And Georgetown park is a metro station accessible from the canal

    newty25 October 1, 2012 - 11:49 am #57201 Reply

    novasteve said:

    Watched No Way Out over teh weekend, and apparently the Pentagon is near key bridge… And Georgetown park is a metro station accessible from the canal

    That's an old movie.  Things change.

    DynaFlash 8 October 1, 2012 - 3:41 pm #57202 Reply

    I remember when that was filmed.

     

    Metro wouldn't allow the system to be used as a backdrop, as they didn't want scenes of Costner running in the stations to be shown.  Baltimore's metro was used instead.

     

    The safehouse at the end of movie became a tourist stop and the owner quickly found out what instant fame is like.  The house was later razed.

    novasteve October 1, 2012 - 3:43 pm #57203 Reply

    DynaFlash 8 said:

    I remember when that was filmed.

     

    Metro wouldn’t allow the system to be used as a backdrop, as they didn’t want scenes of Costner running in the stations to be shown.  Baltimore’s metro was used instead.

     

    The safehouse at the end of movie became a tourist stop and the owner quickly found out what instant fame is like.  The house was later razed.

    I had never even heard of the movie until this weekend, and it was from teh same year as teh untouchables too, weird.

    DynaFlash 8 October 1, 2012 - 4:03 pm #57204 Reply

    I've been trying to link to a “Flickr” page that contains photos of Arlington back in the time 'No Way Out” was filmed.  I can't get the link to work.

     

    Search for:  “Hidden Arlington Virginia – a set on Flickr”

     

    I know you'll enjoy the pictures of “pre-Douche Clarendon.”

     

    And for everyone who remembers “Dr Dremos”, do remember Olmstead Oldsmobile?  That's way back there.

    Arlington Cat October 1, 2012 - 7:49 pm #57205 Reply

    Alexandria is more film friendly city* than Arlington. 

     

    *I know Dillon's rule.

    DynaFlash 8 October 2, 2012 - 12:18 am #57206 Reply

    No comment on the quality of these movies:

    1. Arlington Road, 1999

    2. Gardens of Stone, 1987

     

    Superb movies:

    1. Strangers on a Train, 1951

    ** Alfred Hitchcock movie that only infers an Arlington setting in a couple of scenes.  You can spot an obvious goof when a cab is told to go to Union Station and is seen driving towards Virginia on Memorial Bridge.  Period scenes of Union Station and the REAL Penn Station in NYC before it was partially razed in the 60s.

     

    2.  The Day the Earth Stood Still, also 1951

     

    ** A couple scenes of the old Shirley Highway (now I-395) around National Airport and the Pentagon.  The location shots of DC are fantastic, and you get a good sense of what it was like to live in a boarding house, which went out of vogue with the coming of large apartment buildings in the DC area.

    Klaatu barada nikto!

     

    In both films, people dress like adults and lots of cigarettes are smoked.  

    In the first film, a cigarette lighter is a crucial plot device;  in the second film, the only aliens that are seen are from outer space and not from a country other-than-the-USA.  

    yequalsy October 2, 2012 - 8:44 am #57207 Reply

    DynaFlash 8 said:

    No comment on the quality of these movies:

    1. Arlington Road, 1999

    2. Gardens of Stone, 1987

     

      

    I believe Arlington Road was supposed to be in Bethesda and DC.  But it was filmed mostly in Houston (and it's quite obvious). Like No Way Out, Arlington Road includes a pivotal scene at the “Georgetown” Metro station. Gack. Gardens of Stone is at least interesting for its depiction of a particular time and place.  

    JBM October 2, 2012 - 9:29 am #57208 Reply

    STATE OF PLAY was filmed in the Rosslyn station and has scenes set inside the Americana Hotel in Crystal City.

     

    In TRAITOR the “FBI Office in Washington DC” is actually one of the Rosslyn twin towers.

    Bluemontsince1961 October 2, 2012 - 3:16 pm #57209 Reply

    DynaFlash 8 said:

     
    And for everyone who remembers “Dr Dremos”, do you remember Olmstead Oldsmobile?  That's way back there.

    I remember Olmsted Oldsmobile.  Back when, some of the dads in my neighborhood took a bunch of us kids every year to see the new cars when they came out.

    Rob M October 3, 2012 - 9:04 am #57210 Reply

    What about the CIA spy movie….Breach

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