I snapped these photos a while back when a house nearby mine was rented by a movie shoot for a ridiculously large amount of money. Later, I found out that the house is supposedly (emphasis on supposedly, now) for an upcoming tween vampire movie Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer's novel.
Anyhoo, here are the pics:
It took the movie crews one week to turn the house into what they wanted (complete with fake cactus as you can see in the background of the second photo) ... and after the shoot, they converted the house back into what it was (but with new paint, etc). Overall, it was a pretty neat deal for the homeowners! Now, anyone want to rent my house for a movie shoot? :)
And I think SenorMysterioso is right about being careful. A friend of mine put his house up in ads for minor films and inadvertently started getting calls from...adult film makers. ;)
A couple years ago, the film "Deck the Halls" (with Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick) was filmed nearby. They actually built the facades of the houses in a vacant lot! It was pretty amazing. They turned a grassy lot into an upscale cul-de-sac, complete with a paved street. It was during a heatwave, but they managed to make it look like the middle of winter. There was fake snow everywhere. What was even more amazing is that they removed everything when they were done, and the grassy lot is again a grassy lot. Movie magic...
Anyhoo, I think these people only "rented out" the front of the house - so no damage to their possessions.
@violet: ouch on the piano! I hope they compensated you for that.
looks like ya live in like Nevada or something.
I was about to say that... the books are dire and the film looks even worse. And the worst thing is every girl I've met who's read them seems to think they are the pinnacle of fiction! Twilight was voted the "best book of all time" by my school (note: my school is an all girl school except for the top two years), above great authors like Michael Morpurgo and Meg Rosoff (who also write teenage fiction).
Everything written in that book is just a cliché... it read like fanfic written by a 13 year old with a slight fetish for vampires.
It's pretty cool if your house is in a movie, but not one that's this bad!
They can't possibly be worse than Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake books.
and on the other comments - READ the books before you actually comment on them. And LEAVE these teen girls ALONE. Be glad they are actually reading in a time when technology rules the world. seriously, that are just books. they are good books to, if you like that type of stuff, which i do. both laurell and stephenie are amazing authors.
That house appears two times in the movie.
A-freaking-mazing, am I right?
my best friend lives across the street, approximately 100 yards to the right of where you took these pictures, and i live a little down the ways.
that would be here, up there, comment # 22.
And as for people who are being stupid and bashing Twilight...get a life. Seriously. Just let the girls day dream. Its not their fault that Stephanie Meyer wrote a book that describes someone you can fall in love with. Edward is the vampire version of Mr. Darcy. Men like that are rare and in VERY short supply. So shut up and let them have their fun and raise their dating standards. =)
At least they are reading and not being obsessed with technology now a days.