It’s been quite some time since I’ve been at the Sony Pictures Studios lot over in Culver City. About 10 months if I had to say. Well actually I did visit once earlier this Summer, so I’ll correct myself and say I’ve only been there once in the past 10 months. He he. One disadvantage to not being on the lot anymore however is not being able to see the various cars that have been used in movies and television shows parked all around the studio lot. From the Indy racers used in the Charlie’s Angels movies, to the car used in the Green Hornet, to the RV and Aztek from Breaking Bad, of course ECTO-1 from Ghostbuster and as you see here, the Wonder car used in Talladega Nights. I wouldn’t say I’m a hardcore racing fan, but I do enjoy motorsports whenever I get a chance to watch races. So needless to say I really enjoyed Talladega Nights. Funny movie, great comedians and race cars. Who could ask for a more entertaining hour and a half? So having access to the Wonder car had me a little geeked out about it. So one morning on the lot I brought my Sony A7R paired with the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens. I stepped outside of the office during the morning blue hour, locked in my manual focus on the front grill of the Monte Carlo and got this shot. It’s a simple shot but because of how much I enjoyed the movie, I’m glad to have images of this “wonderful” car. He he.
And as an Easter Egg bonus, to the left of the frame, you can see the front tips of the RV and Aztek used by Mr. White in Breaking Bad. Not to mention a couple of the many golf carts that roam the lot daily. I try to keep up with my friends that are still on the lot daily, but no word on any new movie cars parked anywhere on the lot. I have read articles about the new Ghostbusters movie being filmed. I’d be interested to see if they park the new ECTO next to the original car. It’ll be hard to beat those classic movies, but I think they assembled themselves a funny cast. And it’ll be interesting to see an all female ghost hunting team in action. But no matter how the movie turns out, with all due respect to anyone, there’s still no beating the original crew. I’m biased, I know, but that’s me. He he he. ;-P