Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Settings: Part 14

Rapunzel!

No?

Well, then what do YOU think would happen here if this were part of a movie?

14 comments:

Judy Williams said...

Don't as me why, but the first thing that popped into my head was the Flying Karamazof Brothers: the Movie. They are all flipping and doing acrobatics across the roof, then they pause and start singing. Yes, I have gone completely insane.

dbdubya said...

It's a movie set for a remake of the '70's disaster flick "Earthquake." It locale is South Pasadena instead of Hollywood. And instead of starring Steve McQueen and Jacqueline Bissett (remember the funny scene where she scrambles down the hillside as cliffhanger houses follow her?) it stars George Clooney and Halle Berry. The Billicke Tower is heavily damaged but doesn't collapse. The Oaklawn Bridge falls onto the Gold Line tracks, and the residents of this house have to be rescued because the chimney imploded into the living room causing a huge ash storm blinding them all.

Margaret said...

I see veal cutlets and mashed potatoes. I see a big family dinner, but something is amiss. Someone is missing. What happened? It's grandpa. Straggled in his leiderhosen.

Yakpate said...

The wealthy and eccentric couple who owned the house passed away from indulging in too many chocolate-filled croissants... and the faeries who live in the garden have taken matters into their own hands to prevent the heirs from learning of the deaths... and selling the property to greedy developers who would level the garden.

To maintain the fiction that the owners are still alive, the faeries turn on the lights every night, play music, and prepare feasts for all their faerie friends. They dress the former owners in party finery, and prop them up so they are visible from the windows.

But... a greedy developer becomes suspicious. And then...

Laurie said...

Okay, you guys are all kinds of awesome. I love these movie setting posts!

More! More!

Dixie Jane said...

It appears to me that, "The Butler Did It."

Paty said...

i don´t know ... i´ll i know is that I want a house like that!

pasadenaadjacent said...

It's the home of the local cat lady. Kitty corpses fueling the growth of the plumbego.

I've changed your icon. I hope you like it. I've always hated that green wreath. In the future put a 2 after lee in the e-mail sign in.

Trish said...

it was a frat house until someone jumped out that window---high on X and beer.

what I DO know is that house is in need of some serious repair---if that chimney collapsed in the 1987 Whittier quake like most did around SoPas---and a few are still in the valley of that roof---some serious neglect is happening! poor house!

wv: vionst---for those of us who are dyslexic and can't play the violin too well we're missing a few lettrs!

Hilda said...

How pretty! I thought you'd gone to some European countryside :)

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone! I think this place has a kind of Gray Gardens kind of vibe... like the story there is probably even more interesting than anything my uber-creative readers can come up with. I may have to prowl around up there some more...

Til tomorrow, people!

Cafe Pasadena said...

Apparently, this stumped even Petrea de actress - not to be confused with the ladyshutterblugger.

Ms Baroque said...

Bears. Clearly.

Laurie said...

Katy, most excellent!