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The Ghost Writer, Movie, 2010 IMDB

Pictures provided by: Ford_Guy, G-MANN, Robi

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Also known as:

  • El escritor oculto (Argentina)
  • L'Úcrivain fant˘me (Canada)
  • Der Ghostwriter (Germany)
  • El escritor (Spain)
  • L'uomo nell'ombra (Italy)
  • El escritor fantasma (Mexico)
  • O Escritor Fantasma (Portugal)
  • The Ghost (United Kingdom)

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ford_guy US

2010-08-09 00:44

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[Image: vlcsnap-2010-08-08-17h00m38s29-1.jpg]

Here's the ferry that is used throughout a good part of the movie:

[Image: vlcsnap-2010-08-08-17h06m11s52.jpg]
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chicomarx BE

2010-08-09 01:38

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I saw it last night, plenty of product placement for BMW.

It was actually filmed in Germany, not the US. (Polanski...)

Gag Halfrunt UK

2010-08-09 01:41

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But there was second unit filming in the US and also in London. And some of the coastal scenes were filmed in Denmark.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139328/locations

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ford_guy US

2010-08-09 01:44

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chicomarx, you're dead on with the product placement. Everybody I was watching the movie with noticed the same thing. However, Gag Halfrunt is right about the locations.

chicomarx BE

2010-08-09 01:53

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Well the house was meant to be in Martha's Vineyard, but Germany and Denmark were used as substitute. I don't believe Polanski even travels to Great Britain.

Gag Halfrunt UK

2010-08-09 01:59

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That's the point - he sent the second unit to the places he couldn't go to himself, to film driving shots and other non-dialogue scenes.

Gag Halfrunt UK

2010-09-06 11:07

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The ferry is the ""MF SyltExpress".
Quote The film began production in February 2009 in Germany, at the Babelsberg Studios in Potsdam. Germany stood in for London and Martha's Vineyard due to Polanski's inability to legally travel to those places. The majority of exteriors, set on Martha's Vineyard, were shot on the island of Sylt in the North Sea, and on the ferry "MF SyltExpress". The exterior set of the house where much of the film takes place, however, was built on the island of Usedom, in the Baltic Sea. Exteriors and interiors set at a publishing house in London were shot in downtown Berlin, while Strausberg Airport near Berlin stood in for the Martha's Vineyard airport.[8] A few brief exterior shots for driving scenes were shot by a second unit in Massachusetts, without Polanski or the actors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghost_Writer_%28film%29#Production

The ferry connects Sylt with the Danish island of R°m°:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylt#Transport

ingo DE

2010-09-06 11:16

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@Gag: thanks for the detailed infos. As I wrote under the Peugeot-pic, all town-scenes seems to be shot in London. I cannot see anything from Berlin there.

:think: So they have collected several US-cars in US-version for the ferry-scenes. Maybe our lamp-specialist rljuna2 will find some details, but I cannot recognize any "made for Europe"-US-cars, disguised as "real" US cars.

ford_guy US

2010-09-06 11:24

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Many of the American vehicles listed were seen a few times throughout the movie, indicating the small amount that the production probably had. As I understand it, there are quite a few American car enthusiasts in Europe, particularly Germany, to provide those vehicles.

During the protest scene, I also remember there being a police-spec Chevrolet Lumina 9C3. However, the car was far too background to be listed. My first thought was that it was a former United States Military Police/Security Forces vehicle as they used the Lumina and would make sense given the American military presence in your country.

ingo DE

2010-09-06 11:25

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Oooops, a correction: this is a scene from Berlin: /vehicle_331823.html
Also that one with the Austin FX4. The plaster of the boardwalk is defintely Berlin-style. Interesting, that the makers were so careful with details, that they even have painted the yellow "no stopping"-stripes on the street. These are not used in Germany.

rjluna2 US

2010-09-07 16:12

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ingo wrote :think: So they have collected several US-cars in US-version for the ferry-scenes. Maybe our lamp-specialist rljuna2 will find some details, but I cannot recognize any "made for Europe"-US-cars, disguised as "real" US cars.

@ingo: Show me which pages that you needed help with and I'll do my best :D

ingo DE

2010-09-07 21:04

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rjluna2 wrote
@ingo: Show me which pages that you needed help with and I'll do my best :D


Very easy: all the scenes inside and around the ferry are filmed in Germany or Denmark (it's the ferry from the Danish island R÷m÷ (sorry, for my German writing, I don't find the Danish letters) to the German island Sylt. And some scenes in the lighter forest were filmed on the German Baltic Sea-island Usedom - but not all! Some cars are doubles, for example the BMW X5. It's visible in German scenes, but at least in one, which was defintely made in the USA.

Maybe you have seen the link around to the page of the German US-police-car-collector's club. These guys have original US-cars. ;)
P.S. See here: /vehicle.php?id=325921

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rjluna2 US

2010-09-07 21:14

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ingo wrote :think: So they have collected several US-cars in US-version for the ferry-scenes. Maybe our lamp-specialist rljuna2 will find some details, but I cannot recognize any "made for Europe"-US-cars, disguised as "real" US cars.

Per ingo's suggestion, I made some comments on some of the pages posted.

G-MANN UK

2011-08-24 23:52

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chicomarx wrote I saw it last night, plenty of product placement for BMW.


Most obvious is the scene where Ewan McGregor drives up to Tom Wilkinson's house in a brand X5 and along comes Wilkinson in a 5-series :D

G-MANN UK

2011-08-29 18:00

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Listed some extra vehicles. Also, Ford Guy, I hope you don't mind but I changed the main image on the Jaguar XJ. I also replaced all the main images (I still used the same shots you selected in most cases) with ones I took using PowerDVD with its Cyberline Eagle Vision, which brings out the colours more (the previous pictures were still DVD quality but duller and darker). Again I hope you don't mind ;)

Red pickup:

[Image: ghostwriterredpickup2.7536.jpg]
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From the website of the fictional Hatherton company (obviously based on Halliburton and similar war-profiteering corporations), a Merkava tank and some kind of rocket launcher:

[Image: ghostwritertank1.3222.jpg] [Image: ghostwriterhathertonmis.4459.jpg]
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Aircraft featured in the film: http://www.impdb.org/index.php?title=The_Ghost_Writer

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taco US

2011-08-29 18:06

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G-MANN wrote Also, Ford Guy, I hope you don't mind but I changed...


I don't think that dude's even around here any more.

G-MANN UK

2011-08-29 18:09

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He just said he'd be away for a little while, I'm sure he'll be back.

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Ford_Guy US

2011-09-07 05:19

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Not a problem G-MANN, you're always very thorough when adding movies so the page looks much more complete now ;)

walter IT

2017-02-23 18:47

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@Robi > why don't you finish the HD replacements for this one before adding new movies?

robi DE

2017-02-28 19:21

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I'm sorry, the blu ray crashes every time during the same scene.

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