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Visiting filming locations and other movie adventures with Jarno Mahlberg. Some of these locations have been covered elsewhere, but all represent my own research and view. Enjoy, comment and follow.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Jason's Fall (2014)

Short film by Jarno Mahlberg
Starring Juho Raatikainen, Paavo Ihalainen
Written, edited and directed by Jarno Mahlberg
Runtime: 00:08:35
Filmed in Kettula (Suomusjärvi), Finland 05.-07.09.2014
Final cut was done 25.09.2014
First The Cinescapader film production.

Cecil Trachenburg shared a link and a comment on Good Bad Flicks facebook page November 29, 2014.
"A pretty cool little Friday the 13th fan film from Finland. These guys showed it to me about a month ago but just officially launched it today."

The fridaythe13thfranchise.com posted a page for this December 1, 2014.
The latest Friday The 13th fan film comes from Finland and is a bit on the humorous side more than a serious look at the franchise. Watch the eight minute short film below and see if it's something you like or not. - See more at: http://www.fridaythe13thfranchise.com/2014/12/jason-fall-fan-film.html#sthash.raKcYWRA.rmnHhhOj.dpuf
"The latest Friday The 13th fan film comes from Finland and is a bit on the humorous side more than a serious look at the franchise. Watch the eight minute short film below and see if it's something you like or not."

with English Subtitles!

Jason's Fall on Facebook

Behind The Scenes Photos

Paavo and Jarno at the world premiere of Jason's Fall.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Visiting Filming Locations of "Born American" (Jäätävä Polte) (1986) in Helsinki, Finland

Directed by Renny Harlin
Produced by Markus Selin
Written by Renny Harlin and Markus Selin
Starring Mike Norris, Steve Durham and David Coburn

Action movie about three Americans vacationing in Finland who cross the border into the Soviet Union. It was originally supposed to star Chuck Norris but he backed out when filming was delayed by funding problems and his son, Mike Norris, landed the lead instead. A Finnish production, this was at that time the most expensive film ever to have been made in Finland. The Finnish Board of Film Classification first banned the movie, because of excessive violence and anti-Soviet elements. Because of that the movie had to be shortened 3.5 minutes before it was finally accepted for distribution October 29, 1986 with the Supreme Court decision. The premiere was December 19, 1986. The success of the film in the United States allowed Harlin to get his foot in the door in Hollywood. -Wikipedia

 The guys arrive in Finland.  Senaatintori (Senate Square), Helsinki.

There are few scenes filmed in Hämeenlinna. I'll try to get them someday as well some Lapland stuff.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Visiting Filming Locations of "The Jigsaw Man" (1983) in Helsinki, Finland

Directed by Terence Young
Screenplay by Jo Eisinger (based on the novel by Dorothea Bennett)
Starring Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Susan George and Robert Powell

Sir Philip Kimberly (Michael Caine), the former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, is given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain by the KGB to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays MI6 and the KGB off against each other.

Filming began in 1982 but the film hit financial troubles, and was reportedly shut down due to cash difficulties. Laurence Olivier, who had been ill on and off since the late 1970s, collapsed on set. He also apparently walked away from the film after receiving no pay, with Caine following not long after. The actors returned when $4 million was secured as finance by Mahmud Sipra, an international entrepreneur. - Wikipedia

The opening credits sequence was filmed at Psychiatric hospital at Lapinlahti.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Visiting Filming Locations of "La terza madre" (Mother of Tears) (2007) in Rome, Italy

Directed by Dario Argento
Written by Jace Anderson, Dario Argento, Walter Fasano, Adam Gierasch and Simona Simonetti
Starring Asia Argento, Cristian Solimeno, Adam James and Moran Atias

Part three of the "Three Mothers" trilogy which takes place in Rome and has to do with Mater Lachrymarum (The Third Mother).

Primary filming occurred in Rome, although some parts were filmed in Turin and at the studios of Cinecittà. The Italian distributor Medusa Film believed the film was too violent and want it to be edited. Medusa's main objection is to "the depiction of perverse sex in the witch gathering satanic scenes and one cannibal killing of a major character."

The opening scene of the film, the opening of the urn with subsequent escape of Sarah Mandy (Asia Argento) , was shot at Palazzo Braschi in Piazza San Pantaleo.

The bridge from which the mother throws the baby into the Tiber is the famous Ponte Sant Angelo.

 A shot of Via degli Annibaldi.

The church that is on fire because of the fury of the third mother, is the church of Santa Caterina dei Funari.

Sarah is following the witches at Piazza San Francesco di Paola.

Visiting Filming Location of "4 mosche di velluto grigio" (Four Flies on Grey Velvet) (1971) in Rome, Italy

Directed by Dario Argento
Strory by Dario Argento, Luigi Cozzi and Mario Foglietti
Starring  Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer and Bud Spencer

A musician is stalked by an unknown killer who's blackmailing him for an accidential killing of another stalker. But is everything what it appears to be?

This was originally intended to be Argento's swan song to the giallo genre. This would later change once Le cinque giornate (Five Days of Milan) did poorly at the box-office.

 Maria (Costanza Spada) meets Andrea (Stefano Satta Flores) at Piazza dei Quiriti.

Visiting Filming Location of "Un gatto nel cervello" (Cat in the Brain) (1990) in Rome, Italy

Directed by Lucio Fulci
Screenplay by Lucio Fulci, Giovanni Simonelli and Antonio Tentori
Starring Lucio Fulci and David L. Thompson

A horror film director (Lucio Fulci) is stalked by a mad psychiatrist/serial killer (David L. Thompson) bent on killing people to model the killings after the director's gory death scenes from his movies.

Many events in the film are based on Lucio Fulci's experiences as a filmmaker. The original script was 49 pages long and contained no dialogue. It consisted of descriptions of bodily mutilations/imagery and sound effects that would compliment them on screen.

 Dr. Lucio Fulci is going home after a work day at Cinecittà.

 Dr. Lucio Fulci arriving to work at Cinecittà.