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  • Posted by Roark 7 years, 5 months ago
    Fallingwater, the Kaufman home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Pennsylvania, would be stunning as an exterior location shot for the home of Midas Mulligan.
    "It stood on a ridge, the largest house of the valley, the only one built two stories high, an odd combination of fortress and pleasure resort, with stout granite walls and broad, open terraces."
    Given their friendship, I think both Rand and Wright would heartily approve of the idea. The landscape -- though not Colorado -- would work: granite boulders, lush forest, rushing creek and the waterfall.
    The interior scene where Dagny has dinner with the men of the valley could of course remain as filmed.
    The exterior shot could be stock footage from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) which manages Fallingwater.
    To put my money where my mouth is, I will contribute $500 to WPC and another $500 to Atlas Productions if you want to do this.
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  • Posted by rjkford 7 years, 5 months ago
    Arch, this is raw footage of areas to be used in the film, not the way it will be for filming. Look at the date, Dec 2013, of course it was decorated for Christmas! Duh! If you recall, several things in the Gulch were done in a artisanal manner, so some rustic should be expected. As for pure beauty, couldn't be better. My compliments to the scouts.
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  • Posted by Non_mooching_artist 7 years, 5 months ago
    Beautiful scenery! There is a white bench in one of the shots, which I found to be interesting visually. Because it's not all perfectly square planes, it appears that the view is through water, or warped glass. Cool! Thanks for posting, Scott!
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  • Posted by rjkford 7 years, 5 months ago
    Non mooch, not to be critical, but, the white bench you're referring to is made of branches that were to the builders needs. Like I mentioned earlier, artisanal approach in the Gulch was mentioned by Ms Rand.
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    Posted by ArchiChris 7 years, 5 months ago
    If this set is supposed to represent Galt's Gulch (and that may not be the intention - of course - how would we know? There's not accompanying verbiage to suggest otherwise) it could not be more wrong. Every mention of Architecture by Ms. Rand speaks to the spare, clean and MODERN (actually, radically contemporary for the time that the book was written) lines of all of the structures. Even when constructed of simple materials (as they all were) they were described as being starkly simple. Christmas Decorations showing in the first set? Ms. Rand would gag. Plus, she always wrote of things being neat, efficient, and again, spare. Farm implements laying around? Hanging baskets from porch eaves?
    Also - the fact that it was "suggested" that the scenes are "sure to please even the most orthodox Atlas fan" is a slap in the face to Ms. Rand, where she devotes whole passages to Jim Taggart telling Dagny how she is going to like some policy that has been implemented, before he tells her about it. I hope that this is indeed NOT Galt's Gulch.
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    • Posted by plusaf 7 years, 5 months ago
      Chill, Archi... it's a LOCATION SCOUT, not part of AS3... Where the actual shooting takes place will probably see the transformation of the actual chose site(s) into something you wouldn't recognize if you walked through it a month or two before OR after the real filming.

      I visited Devil's Tower a year or so after Close Encounters was released and it was really hard to figure out where some of the central scenes' action was filmed...

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    • Posted by $ winterwind 7 years, 5 months ago
      How we would know would be by practicing "value for value" [becoming a producer] and having seen hundreds of photos and streaming video of filming.
      And yes, Rand had a definition of "good architecture" [she had Wright design a house for her - after leaving her California Eichler house] but the houses are not HERS.
      I decorate the heck out of my house in December, and it has nothing to do with Christmas and way more to do with I like playing with light.
      as plusaf says, chill - [a bit. passion is good. and wait.
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