Thursday, 26 April 2012

Time warp

This past weekend, for about the second time in a year, the intersection of Main and James here in Hamilton was closed for use in a film production. Both times it was for a period piece, since it’s an intersection that has old, architecturally interesting buildings on all four corners, something I suspect is a bit of a rarity in a lot of places now.

It was for a series pilot being made by NBC/Universal for airing on the SyFy network, called Rewind. The executive producer is Jack Bender who has worked on Lost, Alcatraz, and The Sopranos. Set in both present-day and 1929, Rewind involves a group of military scientists who hope to un-do a nuclear explosion in present-day New York by manipulating a particle-accelerator to achieve time-travel.

I was in the neighbourhood so I went by to have a look. Not a big car buff, but still cool to see the ones they had out.

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  1. That's awesome! Anybody 'famous' in the new series? Hopefully some hot chick who can kick ass?

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    1. The show stars Jennifer Ferrin (Sex and the City) and Shane McRae (The Help, The Adjustment Bureau).

      https://www.google.com/search?q=Jennifer+Ferrin&hl=en&client=gmail&rls=gm&prmd=imvnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=-XylT88Ri-KCB6_jod0B&ved=0CH4QsAQ&biw=1440&bih=700

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  2. Fabulous post! I love the first pic of that gorgous classical revival Bank of Montreal building, with the cars further down the street; also the seventh picture, with the bus, and the modern building in the backgound! On a tangent, isn't a period series (Murdoch Mysteries) also filmed in Hamilton? Have you come across any evidence of its filming in your travels?

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    1. I don't know for sure, but I would be surprised if some scenes weren't filmed here. I think the Museum of Steam and Technology has been used in that series, and Dundurn Castle has been used for a few things. LIUNA Station as well. Several places in Dundas have been used as backdrops in scenes. Hundreds of films and TV productions have been shot in part or totality here.

      When you see the huge tail that is dragged behind a production, it's pretty astonishing to think that all those people and hours are devoted to what is often a tiny part of a film or show.

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