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“I *am* big. It’s the *pictures* that got small…”*


Russia, in “Goldeneye”

Rub al Khali Desert, in “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark”

More movie magic at “24 Famous Miniature Movie Sets That Will Blow Your Mind.”

* Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) in Sunset Boulevard


As we keep everything in perspective, we might send epic birthday greetings to Carrie Frances Fisher; she was born on this date in 1956.  An actress, novelist, screenwriter, and performance artist, she is surely best remembered for her central role in some very big movies indeed:  the original Star Wars trilogy.


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October 21, 2013 at 1:01 am

Almost the same as not being there…

Further to yesterday’s touristy theme, from the ever-interesting folks at Strange Maps, a guide developed in 1927 by Paramount Pictures, advising producers where to look for foreign locations…  without leaving California:

More at “Scene to be Believed: California as the World.”

As we reconsider our packing strategies, we might recall that it was on this date in 1980 that CNN debuted– demonstrating that the whole world could also be found in Georgia.

Happy Thirtieth!

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