Tuesday, April 5, 2005 3:33 AM
Just saw National Treasure tonight, and at the very end the credits it lists Knott's Berry Farm in the "Thanks to" section, along with the city of Philadelphia, etc.
Since the action takes place almost exclusively in Washington DC, Philly and NYC, I can't figure out where the connection comes in. I don't recall any scene, or even a shot, that would have made sense to shoot at Knott's. I don't think they would have gotten any historical information from Knott's, as they clearly didn't do any fact-checking or even plausibility investigations on the script - they just made up "facts" as they went along.
An interesting sidebar (to me at least) is the fact that this is a Walt Disney Studios film (the logo appears prominently both before the film starts and after the credits roll).
Anyone have a contact at Knott's or want to hazard a guess about the connection?
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 3:46 AM
"Although the exteriors of Independence Hall were shot on location, the interiors were done at the Independence Hall replica at Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park, California during December 2003."
Found here (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368891/trivia)
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 12:13 AM
Oh man, you're bringing back bad memories. I can't think of a movie I've detested more in recent memory. The formula goes like this: a) Blow a lot of stuff up for no reason b) Damsel in distress c) The ever krafty and "witty" sidekick (trying to shake off the effects of being in "Gigli") d) Rip-off Raiders of the Lost Ark e) The ever wise old father f) Have lots of totally inplausible stunts
It's a "shame" Paramount didn't release it. They'd probably make it into a ride.
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 12:28 AM
I can name that tune in three notes, Chuck...Jerry Bruckheimer film!
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 12:43 AM
Jerry Bruckheimer seems to have developed a bond with the Disney Companies recently...