Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Good-Night Little Moon..

Oh and Good-Bye October. 
Until we meet again next year.. :)

I hope you liked the re-cap on the month. My computer is now slowing dieing while my stomach is hungry and I am enjoying this movie with my brother-in-law..

how could I not watch this movie.. it is based out of Wisconsin and took place in a lot of the area that my husband grew up within.. GREAT MOVIE..and the movie was EVEN FILMED HERE in WI!

Here is a little bit about the filming process...

Principal photography began in Columbus, Wisconsin on March 17, 2008[21] and continued in the Illinois cities of Chicago, Aurora, Joliet and Lockport; and the Wisconsin cities of Oshkosh, Beaver Dam, Milwaukee, Madison and several other places in Wisconsin; including the Little Bohemia Lodge in Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin, the actual location of a 1934 gun fight between Dillinger and the FBI.[22] Some parts of the film were shot in Crown Point, Indiana, the town where Dillinger was imprisoned and subsequently escaped from jail. The actual 1932 Studebaker used by Dillinger during a robbery in Greencastle, Indiana was also used during filming in Columbus, borrowed from the nearby Historic Auto Attractions museum.[23]
The decision to shoot parts of the film in Wisconsin came about because of the number of high quality historic buildings. Mann, who had been a student at University of Wisconsin–Madison,[24] scouted locations in Baraboo and Columbus as well as looking at 1930s-era cars from collectors in the Madison area.[25] In addition, the film was shot on actual historical sites, including the Little Bohemia Lodge, and the old Lake County jail in Crown Point, Indiana, where Dillinger staged his most famous escape where legend has it he fooled jail officers with a wooden gun[26] and escaped in the sheriff's car.[20] Scenes were shot at places that he frequented in Oshkosh. The courthouse in Darlington is the location for the courthouse scenes. A bank robbery scene was shot inside the Milwaukee County Historical Society, a former bank in Milwaukee that still has much of the original period architecture.[27]
In late March 2008 portions of the film were shot at Libertyville High School. Footage includes one of the school's science labs, an office, the school's front entrance, and the locker rooms.
In April 2008 the production filmed in Oshkosh.[28] Filming occurred downtown and at Pioneer Airport, including scenes shot using a historic Ford Trimotor airliner owned by the Experimental Aircraft Association.[29] Later that month, filming started at the Little Bohemia Lodge. In April and May 2008, film crews shot on the grounds of Ishnala, a historic restaurant in the Wisconsin Dells area.
The film became a flash point in the public debate about the "film tax credits" that are offered by many states.[30] The state of Wisconsin gave NBC Universal $4.6 million in tax credits, while the film company spent just $5 million in Wisconsin during filming.[31]
Michael Mann, the director, decided to shoot the movie in HD format instead of using the traditional 35 mm film.[32]

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  2. I was at a museum in Michigan that loaned some '30s cars for the making of this film. ALSO some of the costumes are supposedly from a vintage dress shop near St. Joseph. I was pretty excited to see this movie, even though I'm not a Johnny Depp fan. I wanted to see it for the historical aspects, haha. I actually didn't like it very much; there is a movie from 1973, simply entitled 'Dillinger' that I felt was more accurate and exciting.