Sunday, July 08, 2007

Notes on Catch and Release

So Fishfrog and I just watched Catch and Release tonight. A quality flick for those of you that haven't seen it. Timothy Olyphant is totally dreamy. Anyway as many of our readership know, both Fishfrog and I went to college in Boulder, CO (best place in the world, Portland a close second). The movie takes place in Boulder and while I'm sure not all (or most) of it is shot there, there are a few things I thought I would point out.

1- there is a scene where one of the characters goes to the hospital. I was born in the Boulder hospital.

2- there is a scene where one of the characters goes to a paint store and looks at color swatches. Fishfrog worked at a paint store in Boulder and he swears that the swatches are of the Benjamin Moore brand, meaning that this theoretically is his store.

3-(this one has a couple of parts) there is a scene where one of the characters is outside a restaurant with a lot of bikers everywhere.
i - the restaurant is the Sink. It is located on The Hill about a 2 minute walk from campus and has really good pizza.
ii - a scene is shot on a sidewalk with the Sink in the background. This was shot right in front of my favorite coffee shop where I spent many a hour studying and drinking Odwalla Super Juices and vanilla lattes.
iii - like in the movie, every biker in Boulder (and there are a lot) is dressed like they are about to race in the Tour de France. What is up with that?

4-there is a scene where two of the characters are outside in a semi-crowded area with some greenery here and there. One of the characters is taking pictures of 'happy people' and the other is sulking. This is the Pearl Street Mall. I worked at a hair salon a few blocks from there and spent many a break walking up and down it while fetching food or just wasting time. They have great buskers there in the summer and more than one begging or guitar playing hippie.

I think that about covers it. If you watch this movie (which really is quite good; by way of example, I started tearing up about 4 minutes in. It usually takes about 10) think kindly of Nell and Fishfrog. Boulder is wonderful. I miss it so!


Blogger permathreeseat said...

Are there possibly any goegraphical impossibilities that happen, where a local would notice it but no one else would? I notice it all the time in movies set in MD/DC, where people will run from one distincitve looking building to another because it looks good for the shot. But the buildings will actually be 30 miles apart, so clearly no one ran that in 2 minutes.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Nell said...

Nothing too striking. There are definitely a lot of scenes that don't look like Boulder, but for the most all of the landmarks are pretty isolated. Plus Boulder isn't a very big town. My favorite reference is where you get glimpses of the Flatirons though. They are so pretty!

11:47 AM  
Blogger warm fuzzy said...

That's cool. I saw that movie, and it made me want to go to Boulder.

9:22 AM  
Anonymous big brother said...

Boulder is full of dirty hippies, poser hippies and yuppies. No thanks. Too bad, it is a beautiful area. The only place with more hippies is Nederland Colorado.

6:07 PM  

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