My famous apartment!

  • swimbikerun

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    Mar 29, 2008 11:29 PM GMT
    Yup it's true! Though all of these shots are from the stage they built which duplicated much of my apartment. They captured the color of the dining room perfectly!



    The main differences: I've no bay window, no built-in bookcase and Jason Segel was never nude in my apartment.
  • eckilegs

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    Mar 30, 2008 1:14 AM GMT
    swimbikerun said
    ...and Jason Segel was never nude in my apartment.


    Well then I'm thoroughly unimpressed.

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  • swimbikerun

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    Mar 30, 2008 1:25 AM GMT
    eckilegs said

    Well then I'm thoroughly unimpressed.

    lol! I offered to be his fluffer but they said they didn't need one icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 30, 2008 2:00 AM GMT
    Why did they use your apt as a model?
  • eckilegs

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    Mar 30, 2008 2:04 AM GMT
    swimbikerun said[quote]
    lol! I offered to be his fluffer but they said they didn't need one icon_razz.gif


    Sounds like someone beat you to the punch.

    on a completely unrelated note, Hawaii is really beautiful...

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    Mar 30, 2008 2:26 AM GMT
    On another unrelated note, I think Kirsten Bell is kinda sexy...
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    Mar 30, 2008 4:14 AM GMT
    On yet another unrelated note, the movie looks dumb.
  • swimbikerun

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    Mar 30, 2008 3:11 PM GMT
    Caslon saidWhy did they use your apt as a model?

    In a nutshell, because they liked it!
    They were literally driving down the street, looking for locations.
    Oh yeah and the movies does look kinda dumb.
  • Thirdbeach

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    Mar 30, 2008 9:11 PM GMT
    Your Apartment looks like the best part of the movie icon_lol.gif

    Well, your apartment and the hotel in Hawaii. Hawaii always looks good in the movies.

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    Mar 30, 2008 9:15 PM GMT
    swimbikerun said[quote][cite]Caslon said[/cite]Why did they use your apt as a model?

    In a nutshell, because they liked it!
    They were literally driving down the street, looking for locations.
    Oh yeah and the movies does look kinda dumb.[/quote]

    They were just driving down the street and saw your apt? They couldnt see into it. So, what was it about your apt that caught their interest?

  • swimbikerun

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    Mar 30, 2008 9:38 PM GMT
    Caslon said[quote][cite]swimbikerun said[/cite][quote][cite]Caslon said[/cite]Why did they use your apt as a model?

    In a nutshell, because they liked it!
    They were literally driving down the street, looking for locations.
    Oh yeah and the movies does look kinda dumb.[/quote]

    They were just driving down the street and saw your apt? They couldnt see into it. So, what was it about your apt that caught their interest?

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    Yeah well one thing is that my front door faces directly onto the street, hence very easy for large cameras and shots.
    They didn't immediately pull out the check book. They showed interest, several people fromthe movie stopped by over the ensuing days, etc.
    After several days and weeks they decided the apartment was what they were looking for.
  • Squarejaw

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    Mar 30, 2008 9:57 PM GMT
    I think it looks funny.

    (The movie, not the apartment.)
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    Mar 30, 2008 10:00 PM GMT
    swimbikerun said[quote][cite]Caslon said[/cite][quote][cite]swimbikerun said[/cite][quote][cite]Caslon said[/cite]Why did they use your apt as a model?

    In a nutshell, because they liked it!
    They were literally driving down the street, looking for locations.
    Oh yeah and the movies does look kinda dumb.[/quote]

    They were just driving down the street and saw your apt? They couldnt see into it. So, what was it about your apt that caught their interest?

    [/quote]
    Yeah well one thing is that my front door faces directly onto the street, hence very easy for large cameras and shots.
    They didn't immediately pull out the check book. They showed interest, several people fromthe movie stopped by over the ensuing days, etc.
    After several days and weeks they decided the apartment was what they were looking for.[/quote]

    then why did they rebuild it on a set and not exactly either? Why didnt they build their own damn model apt and be done with it?
  • swimbikerun

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    Mar 30, 2008 10:06 PM GMT
    Hmmm...well I'm sure those are all good questions, though I'm not in the movie business so I couldn't say.
    My opinion though is they added the bay window and the built-in bookshelf because they thought it looked nice.
    They rebuilt the interior to save money since they would have to have paid me for all the time spent shooting here.
    Plus, on a stage I'm sure they can more easily set up shots and such.
    There was no need to built it exactly since no one (except for me) would notice the changes.
    I'm sure it's easier to just use a real life location and copy it rather than make the whole thing up from scratch.
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    Mar 30, 2008 10:09 PM GMT
    swimbikerun saidHmmm...well I'm sure those are all good questions, though I'm not in the movie business so I couldn't say.
    My opinion though is they added the bay window and the built-in bookshelf because they thought it looked nice.
    They rebuilt the interior to save money since they would have to have paid me for all the time spent shooting here.
    Plus, on a stage I'm sure they can more easily set up shots and such.
    There was no need to built it exactly since no one (except for me) would notice the changes.
    I'm sure it's easier to just use a real life location and copy it rather than make the whole thing up from scratch.


    so what part did they use...just the exterior? Not knowing your apt I didnt get it in the vid. i mean the interior shots werent that specular that i can see why they "had" to have your place.

    Do you really have all that stuff on your frig door?
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    Mar 30, 2008 10:09 PM GMT
    how much did they pay you?!
  • swimbikerun

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    Mar 30, 2008 10:10 PM GMT
    lol, well the going rate for on site shooting is around $3000 a day

    Caslon yes it was mostly exterior with just a few interior shots.
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    Mar 30, 2008 10:13 PM GMT
    swimbikerun saidlol, well the going rate for on site shooting is around $3000 a day

    Caslon yes it was mostly exterior with just a few interior shots.


    were any of the shots the promo really your place?
  • swimbikerun

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    Mar 30, 2008 10:15 PM GMT
    No.
    The shots of my place in the movie are when the main character is at home and his friend comes to visit.
    And they are some other scenes too...but I've not seen the movie so I couldn't say where...
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    Mar 30, 2008 10:17 PM GMT
    so watching the promo got me nothing?!?!?! ... icon_eek.gif
  • swimbikerun

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    Mar 30, 2008 10:23 PM GMT
    ?? what were you expecting??
    you get what you pay for?icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 30, 2008 10:34 PM GMT
    I expected to see something of your apt...what else!

    As it was, "bait and switch" comes to mind....icon_evil.gif

    Gald I didnt pay for this ... icon_lol.gif