The Movie Location Game (Round 3)

The game is simple: I post a picture of a movie location, you guess which movie it’s from. Hints will appear after the picture; highlight them to read. Using TinEye or Google in ANY WAY is cheating. There are no prizes, other than bragging rights.

LOCATION #1 – This courtyard is much more lush now than it was in the late 90s classic in which it appears. And although it’s a single family house, in the movie it was supposed to be apartments.

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HINT (highlight to view): The house is for sale. The rug is not included, no matter how well it ties the room together.

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LOCATION #2 -Although this Los Angeles building has appeared in several films, in the one I’m thinking of it was supposed to be an Atlanta record company.

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HINT #1 (highlight to view): “He was the patron saint of quality footwear.”

HINT #2 (highlight to view): The volume controls in this building probably go to 11.

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LOCATION #3 – Atlanta folks need to think local on this one.

dh_house(sorry, no higher res pic is readily available)

HINT (highlight to view): R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe’s favorite food co-op was rebranded as a Piggly Wiggly in the film, too.

HINT #2 (highlight to view): “I’m tryin’ to drive you to the store!”

 

Answers after the jump!

 

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Location #1 is The Dude’s apartment from The Big Lebowski. And yes, it’s for sale. I wonder if any Lebowski fans would buy it?

Location #2 is the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, located at 404 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles. According to Wikipedia, the hotel has appeared in such movies and TV shows as Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Blue Thunder, Breathless, Chuck, CSI, Epicenter, Escape from LA, Hancock, Hard to Kill, In the Line of Fire, It’s a Living, Midnight Madness, Mission: Impossible III, Nick of Time, Showtime, Strange Days, The Fantastic Journey, True Lies and Lionel Richie’s “Dancing on the Ceiling” music video. But the movie I was thinking of is This is Spinal Tap.

Also, if the hotel looks a bit like Atlanta’s Peachtree Plaza Hotel, it might be because the Bonaventure was designed by John C. Portman, Jr., who designed many of the buildings in downtown Atlanta. Portman is also a Georgia Tech graduate (Woo-hoo! Go Jackets!)

Location #3 is a private home at 822 Lullwater Rd NE in Atlanta, GA. Located in the posh Druid Hills neighborhood, this was Daisy Werthan’s house in Driving Miss Daisy. Along with Wings and Grand Hotel, Driving Miss Daisy is one of only three films to win the “Best Picture” Oscar without also being nominated for best director.

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