Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Overlook Location

As I'm writing the script, I've been calling this next possible location, "The Overlook." I can't help but think I'm just stealing from "The Shining," but at the same time, if you're going to steal from something, might as well go for the big guns. After seeing the photos of this amazing location, how could the name not be "The Overlook"??

Other than the obvious view, this location had the following:

Indian Tent
Tire Swing
Regular Swing
20 Foot Tall Gates
Petting Zoo
Bizarre Oval Shaped Look out
Glass Room
Waterless Pools
The Actual Overlook
A Noose with a Tea Cup

I also love the place's decadence. Some of the pieces there were worth more money than I'll ever see in my life, and at the same time, these things are just laying around, unprotected, and untouched, but slowly aging.

This place would elevate the film with ease. I know Mikey would love to shoot at a place like this (in both day and night), and there's no way being in an area like that wouldn't elevate the actor's performances.

What do you all think?


  1. For an almost random link, click on the title of this post for what I consider, a special treat.

    Music for the locations video is the main title theme song from Roman Polanksi's "Rosemary's Baby," hummed by actress Mia Farrow.

  2. I agree. Site like that should definitely bring out the best in the people and the script.

    By the way, I just gave Shadow a bath and a trim. He would be a great stand in for the dog at the beginning of the video.

  3. Looks like a cross between Angels and Demons type setting and The Fog! Beautiful sunset!

  4. haha i saw that dog and thought of shadow too. treasure chest of a site

  5. WTF is that place? It's creepy all by itself. Was that a yurt? Those are some amazing vistas, though. Nice angels too. Pretty awesome.

  6. Is that a yurt? I've never actually seen one to know one. Hmmm...