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Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
« Reply #725 on: August 27, 2019, 06:41:18 AM »

This is from a BBC documentary called "I Can Go For That, The Smooth World of Yacht Rock", which had some 70's stock footage mostly of California freeways, but also had this 4 tier road.  Looks like a surface street on the bottom, 3 lanes freeway in one direction on the next level, 3 lanes freeway in the other direction on the next, then what appears to be a park on the top:


Anyone know where this is?  I think the BQE near the Brooklyn Bridge has a similar setup.

I do believe I found the exact area....

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brooklyn+Bridge/@40.6959715,-73.9992649,116a,35y,90h,39.55t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x2526ddba7abd465c!8m2!3d40.7060855!4d-73.9968643
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Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
« Reply #726 on: August 27, 2019, 10:27:27 PM »

In Bohemian Rhapsody on their first American tour it shows their buses going down a two lane road and shows a GA-11 sign.
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« Reply #727 on: August 27, 2019, 11:58:03 PM »

This is from a BBC documentary called "I Can Go For That, The Smooth World of Yacht Rock", which had some 70's stock footage mostly of California freeways, but also had this 4 tier road.  Looks like a surface street on the bottom, 3 lanes freeway in one direction on the next level, 3 lanes freeway in the other direction on the next, then what appears to be a park on the top:


Anyone know where this is?  I think the BQE near the Brooklyn Bridge has a similar setup.

I do believe I found the exact area....

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brooklyn+Bridge/@40.6959715,-73.9992649,116a,35y,90h,39.55t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x2526ddba7abd465c!8m2!3d40.7060855!4d-73.9968643

Thanks.  That looks like a real interesting section of road.
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Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
« Reply #728 on: August 28, 2019, 08:20:07 AM »

This is from a BBC documentary called "I Can Go For That, The Smooth World of Yacht Rock", which had some 70's stock footage mostly of California freeways, but also had this 4 tier road.  Looks like a surface street on the bottom, 3 lanes freeway in one direction on the next level, 3 lanes freeway in the other direction on the next, then what appears to be a park on the top:


Anyone know where this is?  I think the BQE near the Brooklyn Bridge has a similar setup.

I do believe I found the exact area....

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brooklyn+Bridge/@40.6959715,-73.9992649,116a,35y,90h,39.55t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x2526ddba7abd465c!8m2!3d40.7060855!4d-73.9968643

Thanks.  That looks like a real interesting section of road.
It's called the "Triple Cantilever" and its plans were actually included in NY's 1956 plans for its Interstates.

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Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
« Reply #729 on: August 30, 2019, 02:24:50 PM »

Cross-posted from the Massachusetts thread.
From the movie, Alice's Restaurant.  See 1:13:30 for a scene showing old-style MA bookleaf sign.
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« Reply #730 on: September 07, 2019, 10:11:33 AM »

Okay, a couple of years back I attended a Rifftrax Live satellite feed of "Rifftrax Summer Shorts Beach Party" and found this 1978 "educational" film called "Ricky Raccoon Shows the Way." Now, I originally thought it was filmed in South Carolina, but somebody told me most of the scenes were shot in Charlotte, North Carolina. Although I'm wondering about one sign in a montage.

https://archive.org/details/RickyRaccoonShowsTheWay

Which side of the Buster Boyd Bridge is(or was) that Buster Boyd Landing sign at 7:28 into the movie on?


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Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
« Reply #731 on: September 20, 2019, 06:03:58 PM »

There are some hilarious looking fake parking signs in the February 2019 Rebel Wilson spoof "Isn't It Romantic."

http://www.onthesetofnewyork.com/isntitromantic.html

Mostly some love and wedding oriented signs. I tried to get the pictures from that link, but you know... the restrictions of newer computers.


UPDATE: Here it is on the right side of the pic.
https://ibb.co/w6zWKgT

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Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
« Reply #732 on: October 31, 2019, 08:41:40 PM »

The Hallmark 2016 Christmas movie “Love You Like Christmas” is set in Northeast Ohio and has a scene with pathfinder signs for US 6 and US 322, which are in NE Ohio.
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Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
« Reply #733 on: November 06, 2019, 11:43:46 AM »

In one early scene of the 1974 car-chase movie Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, when Larry (Peter Fonda) was still driving the blue '66 Chevy Impala (the movie script mistakenly states such as a '67 and/or '68 Chevy twice); one sees a diamond warning sign that simply reads END as well as a square railroad crossing sign that's posted underneath a STOP sign.
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Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
« Reply #734 on: November 06, 2019, 01:11:59 PM »

In one early scene of the 1974 car-chase movie Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, when Larry (Peter Fonda) was still driving the blue '66 Chevy Impala (the movie script mistakenly states such as a '67 and/or '68 Chevy twice); one sees a diamond warning sign that simply reads END as well as a square railroad crossing sign that's posted underneath a STOP sign.

Haven't seen the film in years, but the square railroad crossing sign was likely for a private crossing.  A similar sign appears in one scene in Duel.
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« Reply #735 on: March 08, 2020, 11:52:07 AM »

In Sonic the Hedgehog the title character has an I-90 in addition to various other Highway signs in his cave.  There is a chase scene on Interstate 5 in Siskiyou County, California. 
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« Reply #736 on: March 14, 2020, 02:21:59 AM »

This 1993 drama "A Home of Our Own" starring Kathy Bates has a scene with some terrible signage on some road that's supposedly in the 1950's in California:
http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_1360541.html
US 15 is near the east coast, people! And US highway shields were never shaped like Interstate ones!


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« Reply #737 on: March 14, 2020, 06:17:52 PM »

Onward had a fictional Interstate-like Freeway system and State Highway network which included signage/shields. 
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« Reply #738 on: March 16, 2020, 12:05:18 AM »

Here's an unintentional road sign in a movie.  Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was filmed in Munich, West Germany in 1970.  The gated courtyard to the factory has a road sign when viewed towards the gate.  In the movie, the factory has been there for a long time, so a sign for a left curve with a side road seems unlikely for the exit to a courtyard.  What probably happened was the location scouts for the movie thought that this local street looked like a good place to put the factory entrance, and they forgot to remove the sign.  I would love to find a Google Street view of this area to see if it still looks recognizable, but I didn't have any luck when I tried to find the location a few years ago.

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« Reply #739 on: March 16, 2020, 07:38:31 AM »

Here's an unintentional road sign in a movie.  Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was filmed in Munich, West Germany in 1970.  The gated courtyard to the factory has a road sign when viewed towards the gate.  In the movie, the factory has been there for a long time, so a sign for a left curve with a side road seems unlikely for the exit to a courtyard.  What probably happened was the location scouts for the movie thought that this local street looked like a good place to put the factory entrance, and they forgot to remove the sign.  I would love to find a Google Street view of this area to see if it still looks recognizable, but I didn't have any luck when I tried to find the location a few years ago.


10 Emmy-Noether-Straße is the address of the front gate.  I'd link GSV but I'm on mobile and it uses an app-specific URL
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« Reply #740 on: March 16, 2020, 07:46:49 AM »

Here's an unintentional road sign in a movie.  Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was filmed in Munich, West Germany in 1970.  The gated courtyard to the factory has a road sign when viewed towards the gate.  In the movie, the factory has been there for a long time, so a sign for a left curve with a side road seems unlikely for the exit to a courtyard.  What probably happened was the location scouts for the movie thought that this local street looked like a good place to put the factory entrance, and they forgot to remove the sign.  I would love to find a Google Street view of this area to see if it still looks recognizable, but I didn't have any luck when I tried to find the location a few years ago.


10 Emmy-Noether-Straße is the address of the front gate.  I'd link GSV but I'm on mobile and it uses an app-specific URL
Is this it?
https://www.google.com/maps/@48.1728774,11.5307829,3a,75y,42.06h,94.99t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s7TgiK3yt_y_gyxor2az-xQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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« Reply #741 on: March 16, 2020, 09:40:39 PM »


https://www.google.com/maps/@48.1728774,11.5307829,3a,75y,42.06h,94.99t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s7TgiK3yt_y_gyxor2az-xQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Wow, that's it exactly.  The street view is on the other side of the guard house from the movie, and since I just saw that scene again I can tell it's the exact reverse angle that is in the movie.  That grassy area is not a street any more, though I noticed after I posted the photo that the post for the street sign is on the street side of the curb, which seems odd.  In the street view you can see another similar curve sign, pointing the other direction.
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« Reply #742 on: April 15, 2020, 12:08:13 AM »

For some reason I remember this.  The movie Betrayed (1988) has a character getting kidnapped, being taken to Chicago instead of Denver.  At the time I knew that there would be nowhere that would have both cities on one assembly like this.  Knowing more about signs now, I know they would never have just cities an no routes at an exit gore.

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« Reply #743 on: April 15, 2020, 07:53:31 AM »

There's a Kia ad about their response to homelessness and COVID, that features a sign showing US 64, US 412 and a state route 51.  Is that in Tulsa?
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« Reply #744 on: April 15, 2020, 04:04:49 PM »

I saw this odd looking orange colored US 65 shield in the MacGyver 1985: Season 3 episode "Jack in the Box", which takes place in Arkansas. I can't tell what it says at the top.

I previously had posted this message in the "TV-Movie Road inaccuracies that drive you crazy!" thread, but decided to delete that message & repost it here.
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« Reply #745 on: May 05, 2020, 11:59:45 AM »

I watched Dirty Harry the other day. At the end, as the killer with the school bus of hostages is going up US-101 north of San Francisco, he urges the bus driver to exit on Sir Francis Drake Blvd in San Rafael (south of 580). Signs and ramps on the then-somewhat new freeway are shown quite a bit ( I looked on GSV and the exact same SFD Blvd button copy xit sign is still there (https://www.google.com/maps/@37.935708,-122.516618,3a,74.1y,45.9h,84.69t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sBcWA9yE-Kjgk7mNep4Lk_A!2e0!7i16384!8i8192). There is an added hospital decal.
This movie is from 1971. Oh, California...  :rolleyes:
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« Reply #746 on: May 08, 2020, 09:05:20 PM »

Searched the forum and didn’t find this anywhere. Cutouts in “Back to the Future”; this scene is set in 1985. (The reason that blue banner is there is because this video was about the original actress who played Jennifer, Claudia Wells; it showed up in my YouTube recommendations. I’d never noticed the cutouts before, and I would not have seen them now if Jennifer had been on-screen at the same time!)

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« Reply #747 on: May 11, 2020, 01:43:53 PM »

Has anybody caught the Progressive Insurance "Sign Spinner" ad that's on TV now?

A lady pulls up to the spinner and asks how to get to I-70, only to get no help.

Innocent little commercial....UNTIL you see that the lady is in New York state, hundreds of miles from I-70!  The commercial takes place at an intersection where there is clearly a BGS that shows a NY-100 shield on an overhead.  Those familiar with the area can probably add the specifics, and give an better estimate of how far away I-70 really is.

I don't think Progressive purposely designed the joke around the fact that she is hundreds of miles off her route.

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/ZyYw/progressive-sign-holder
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« Reply #748 on: May 11, 2020, 02:15:31 PM »

Has anybody caught the Progressive Insurance "Sign Spinner" ad that's on TV now?

A lady pulls up to the spinner and asks how to get to I-70, only to get no help.

Innocent little commercial....UNTIL you see that the lady is in New York state, hundreds of miles from I-70!  The commercial takes place at an intersection where there is clearly a BGS that shows a NY-100 shield on an overhead.  Those familiar with the area can probably add the specifics, and give an better estimate of how far away I-70 really is.

I don't think Progressive purposely designed the joke around the fact that she is hundreds of miles off her route.

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/ZyYw/progressive-sign-holder
I saw that commercial, and I was convinced that had to be shot in White Plains, or Scarsdale, or someplace like that. But yes, they're both a long was from I-70.

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« Reply #749 on: May 11, 2020, 02:39:57 PM »

Has anybody caught the Progressive Insurance "Sign Spinner" ad that's on TV now?

A lady pulls up to the spinner and asks how to get to I-70, only to get no help.

Innocent little commercial....UNTIL you see that the lady is in New York state, hundreds of miles from I-70!  The commercial takes place at an intersection where there is clearly a BGS that shows a NY-100 shield on an overhead.  Those familiar with the area can probably add the specifics, and give an better estimate of how far away I-70 really is.

I don't think Progressive purposely designed the joke around the fact that she is hundreds of miles off her route.

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/ZyYw/progressive-sign-holder

I believe it was mentioned in a thread about Super Bowl commercials or similar. It's come up somewhere on the forum.
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