Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bonaventure Hotel

Photo from Flickr.

I've been systematically watching movies that feature either the Bonaventure Hotel or the Bradbury Building and now have a pet theory for each. For the Bonaventure, I've noticed that it tends to be used as the location for the movie's finale (e.g., 'Midnight Madness' and 'In the Line of Fire') and my recent viewing of the otherwise horrible 'Nick of Time' confirms this observation. The movie is basically one long climax (which is the main reason it is nearly unwatchable), all of which takes place at the Bonaventure.

1 comment:

Charles P. Everitt said...

What does the Bonaventure represent, such that it is where movies come to die? It's the epitome of retro-futuristic architecture. It's nearly inaccessible by foot and looks best from the 101/110. It's also nearly impossible to find your way around inside (it's almost maze-like), even to the point of having color-coded carpets to guide you through the building.