That Winnetka train station

TV Arts

Adam
That Winnetka train station from "Swingtown" has turned up on "Trust
Me". The McGuires also live in Winnetka near the Indian Hill train
station. There must be an official Winnetka set on some Hollywood back lot.
                                            
Remysun
Not necessarily. Location scouts think a place like that's so nice,
they ought to use it twice. The producer's mansion in The Godfather is
also Whitney Houston's home in The Bodyguard, as well as a location in
many other projects.
                                            
Mason
There's no shortage of great train stations anywhere in the country, 
including the Chiburbs.  But there are a lot of reasons to use a location 
twice -- improvements, some location mgr. knows the ropes and finds it easy 
to use (storage, lines of sight, whatever), good political climate - it just 
takes one mayor's assistant with a great attitude who knows what to do.  Or 
price.

Or, there could actually be a backlot set somewhere. Unlikely but possible.
                                            
Adam
Mason, what's with screwing up the quoting levels? Remysun2000 quoted me
correctly, but you made it look like my remarks weren't attributed to me.




It's not the train station it purports to be. Trust me on this. It's on
a back lot. No producer not filming in Chicago would go to the expense
of using a Chicago area location for this.

It's amusing that there's a Winnetka backlot, that's all.
                                            
Mason
I think actually it's Remy's fault.  I'll automatically generate quotes, but 
his reader/service didn't generate a second level of quotes.

Try responding to him and see if the quotes appear correctly.  If not I'll 
try to stick a new quote gadget on my reader.
                                            
Adam
Remy's followup to my message used a single quote level for my remarks,
which was correct. You followed up to that message, adding a single
quoting level to his remarks but no additional quoting level to my
remarks. Can't blame him for that.
                                            
Remysun
I disagree. That's damn crazy to be laying down tracks in a backlot,
when an outlying Amtrak station in Southern California would only be
busy a fraction of a work day.

Location doesn't necessarily mean the actual location.
                                            
Adam
What train tracks? Neither show using this lot showed the platform/
berthing location. "Swingtown" used it a number of times. On one
episode, they pulled back to reveal "traditional suburban downtown" as
the characters did a bit of walking. The actual train station isn't in
an old business district, btw.


And take a chance of showing an outdoor location that's very obviously
not Chicago? Unless it's important to show an actual train, there's no
need to go to a real train station.


Yes, thank you. It's not a location. It's a back lot.
                                            
Ken
~
~Not necessarily. Location scouts think a place like that's so nice,
~they ought to use it twice. The producer's mansion in The Godfather is
~also Whitney Houston's home in The Bodyguard, as well as a location in
~many other projects.

Like the Berwyn shishCARbob ended up in Aurora for WAYNE'S WORLD.

Before the city let it get torn down--for a expansion of Walgreens!

One car spindle in the world vs yet another Walgreens pharmacy?!?!
                                            
Remysun
I like Walgreens, but now have one less reason to visit Aurora.