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Empire Falls, Mini-Series, 2005 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Empire Falls - Schicksal einer Stadt (Germany)
  • Oneira kai aftapates sto Empire Falls (Greece)
  • A múlt fogságában (Hungary)
  • Empire Falls - Le cascate del cuore (Italy)

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ford_guy US

2009-10-12 06:39

taxiguy, I assume these are tv_boy's images, correct? Because if they are, make sure that with the posts you make, you mention that they are his so he can receive credit.

taxiguy US

2009-10-12 06:42

Yes, in the future I will. He is listed as the sole contributor on the movie page, good enough for this time.

Mycroft US

2010-01-03 04:44

Some notes on the production of this mini-series.
Much of the series takes place in 1962. Some of the scenes depicting Martha's Vinyard were shot in Maine (Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, and York). Additional "period" scenes took place further north in Maine. The production company had several cars from various sources, but there were not enough to look believable. A local car club was contacted and asked to gather any vehicles from 1962 or earlier. Additional cars were located in the area, organized, and brought together for filming (which was my job in the production). A secondary company was hired to provide more period vehicles, which then hired me.
A large number of interesting cars were available, but were turned down for various reasons. Some were turned down due to color (red was disliked as not photographing well, and excluded a 1959 Edsel.) Others were turned down because they weren't considered fititng (which excluded a 1941 Continental that had once belonged to Bob Hope.)
It seemed (to me at least) that either the director or the art director was not very knowledgable about vintage cars.
Some cars on set were actually too new for the film's date of 1962. A 1963-4 Studebaker Hawk GT (gold) was on set. A 1963 Imperial was available also. The company brought a Chevrolet Corvair convertible (1964 I believe). I don't know if any of these cars made it into any shots, or if they are in the final cut of the mini-series.

All the vehicles arrived, shined and polished for their moment on film. The cars were then dressed for the shots, which consisted of spraying on a milky-dusty coating to reduce reflections and make the cars look more realistic. This was NOT appreciated by the owners of the vehicles.

One scene was scheduled to be shot, and had been set up, when an accident caused it to be cancled. This scene would have had one of the two duplicate "star" 1962 Thunderbird convertibles being towed on a dolly to simulate being driven by the actors. The traffic that was to be included in the scene was: 1953 Studebaker Starliner (red), 1953 Buick sedan (black), 1962 Ford (yellow), 1961 Imperial (black), 1951 Chevrolet (blue/white), and 1962 Valiant (white). While positioning the Thunderbird, the car came off the tow-dolly and was damaged. This caused the cancelation of the shot, which was replaced by a shot of the Thunderbird driving on an empty road.

sthor IS

2010-12-15 20:37


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