CLA Building Gets Big
If three heads are better than one, what kind of environment will multiple versions of the CLA Building create?
Moviegoers can catch a glimpse of Cal Poly Pomonas own landmark building on the big screen when Dimension Films Impostor opens January 4. Filmed on campus in February 2000, the motion picture includes several scenes with members of the campus community used as extras. It also features a cityscape showcasing the highly recognizable CLA Building several times to create a futuristic architectural style.
movie, which is based on a short story by acclaimed science fiction
writer Philip K. Dick, is a psychological thriller set in the year
2079. Actor Gary Sinise (The Green Mile, Forrest
Gump) plays Spencer Oldham, a government scientist who awakens
one day to find himself accused of being an alien spy. Directed by
Gary Fleder (Dont Say a Word, Kiss The Girls),
the film also stars Madeleine Stowe (The Generals Daughter,
Twelve Monkeys) and Vincent DOnofrio (Men
In Black, Full Metal Jacket).
We liked the whole thing, said Bob Croft, the films location manager. We liked the architect and felt the building was right from the beginning. It has a very clean, neat look thats a great way to represent the future in our movie.
Cal Poly Pomona has also been used as a film location for more than 50 years. The Rains of Ranchipur with Lana Turner and Richard Burton included scenes featuring the original Kellogg Stables, now known as the Union Plaza. Tip on a Dead Jockey with Dorothy Malone and Robert Taylor also used the stables as a setting. The university was also featured in Return of I Spy in which Bill Cosby played a Cal Poly Pomona professor.
Production companies are encouraged to hire Cal Poly Pomona students as production assistants. Five students were hired to work on GATTACA.
It was really exciting and a good opportunity, said university student Manuel Huerta, who worked on the film.
For a look at the trailer for Impostor, go to www.empiremovies.com/movies/2001/impostor.shtml.