Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Asked and Answered
Last year, my house came within heartbeats of being the location for this summer's twenty-something thriller Disturbia. Dreamworks' location scouts were in Pomona, looking for a two story craftsman that had windows overlooking a pool. The house was supposed to have the look of people behind on their mortgage payments. That would be our house. In the end, the location scout told us that the filmmakers thought the house was right, but they decided Pomona was too far for the crew to come each day for so long of a production (2 months). The film ended up being done on Painter Avenue in Whittier, mostly at night. Of course any money we had made would have been replaced with resentement from our neighbors over the inconvenience of filming on the street, not to mention what the gaffers tape can do to your woodwork. My husband always said that he would never allow his house to be used for filming, since he knew from experience that filming can absolutely trash a house. But when Steven Spielberg comes a knocking, things change.
I heard the colonial house across from the park was used to film the Jennifer Aniston movie "Father of the Bride" (was that the name?). And, of course, downtown Second Street was used for the Cat and the Hat, which explains all the pastel colors in the antique district.
When I drove by yesterday to snap a photo of the "new" ice cream shop for the blog, it was long gone. So I'll continue to get my cheap scoops and thrills at the Rite Aid on Holt and San Antonio.