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# 028 <2.10> Confrontations
 
 
(revised 12/04/2020)
 
 
The main title is revamped: Each actor's card is no longer followed by a multi-picture combo, but location footage transitions between the cast cards now. There is also a new picture on LORENZO LAMAS' main title card.
 

The picture of LORENZO LAMAS was specifically filmed for the current version of this season's main title.
It was shot during the filming of # 021 on the driveway of the private property in Pasadena, CA portraying the Agretti Residence.

 
The shot of San Francisco - a helicopter view over Financial District and the Oakland Bay Bridge in the background (filmed in eastern direction) - is used specifically for the new version of the main title (before DAVID SELBY's card). It is stock footage from a film library though and from an earlier time than 1982 because the 101 California Building has not been built yet.
 

The main title shot of vineyard hills in the Tuscany Valley (before BILLY R. MOSES' card) is an unused segment of a longer helicopter flight partially used as the episode opener of # 011 (compare there for details).

 
Inside the Spring Mountain Winery Building, only one scene with barrels was filmed specifically for the new version of the main title (before SUSAN SULLIVAN's card).
 

The first scene under opening credits shows a panorama of Tuscany Valley vineyards. It is stock footage, which comes from the main title of the predecessor, "The Vintage Years"; JANE WYMAN, CLU GULAGER and LORENZO LAMAS were given credit in that particular sequence there.

 

Uncredited extra SHIRLEY ANTHONY appears as Dr. Lee Walkling again - this time as a patron at Albion's Bistro.
Compare # 207 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 016.

 
The filming location for Albion's Bistro in San Francisco where Phillip and Amanda meet is the former real eatery by the same name in Sherman Oaks, CA. It closed in 1988, and the place has been occupied by the Mistral, a new restaurant, since.
 
The writers originally planned for Phillip to start an affair with Mara Wingate, the widow who went to the theatre with Douglas in # 009, instead of Amanda Croft. It remains a mystery until this day if actress JUNE LOCKHART was no longer available for the part of Mara or if there was another reason for creating the new rôle of Amanda Croft (ANNE JEFFREYS).
 
Season time frame: As the document concerning the purchase of New Globe stock confirms, parts of this episode depict events around Oct 20. The year must be 1982, as it can be derived from the time frame that has been stated up to now and the airdate of the episode.
 
Prop mistake: The year "1983" is an obvious typing mistake on the document concerning the stock issue. The prop was prepared badly; another typo is in the word "quantity" - the first "t" was omitted by mistake.
 
The issue number for the New Globe stock is 194376.
 

The establishing clip of Los Angeles is stock footage from a film library. It features a view of Mount Lee with the Hollywood sign, filmed northeast from a building on Hollywood Boulevard, zooming out.

 

The scene with Richard and Diana in San Francisco is filmed on California Street (camera facing west at the beginning of the scene) in front of the tower annex of the Union Bank of California building (compare # 027 for the historic part of that building).

 

The filming location for the steep Tuscany Valley road where Vickie and Nick are jogging is in Malibu. It is actually the private access street to the private residence posing as Darryl's beach house (see below).

 
Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion interior set - inconsistency: In the exterior scene, the curtain in the living room window is plain colored and opaque; there is a textile roller blind (V-shaped at the bottom) in the upper part of the window (the real blind in Spring Mountain's Villa Miravalle). The prop used for the set dressing in the interior scene, however, is a light and transparent curtain. The sash window itself is an exact replica of the window of the real house (except for the upper stained glass element - see # 036). The reason for the position of the window, particularly its upper fixed part, appearing inconsistent in the interior scene with Lance (see yellow arrow) though, is that the set has different levels compared to the real house because of the stairs leading down to the foyer from the entrance; these stairs do not exist in the real house.
 
Editing mistake: When Melissa and Lance have a discussion in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion foyer, the wide angle shot shows the dining room / study corner (with the clock) behind Lance's back. The close-ups, however, show the living room / study corner behind him. - The wide angle shots and the close-ups apparently come from different takes combined in the editing process.
In the usual process of making a movie or a TV show, scenes are shot at least twice - as a wide angle shot and in close-up, which bears the risk of inconsistencies. Compare # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for the advantages and disadvantages of this shooting procedure.
 

The establishing shot of Los Angeles features downtown with the L.A. City Hall. It is stock footage from a location close to the intersection of Interstate 110 and U.S. Highway 101 (filmed in southeastern direction).

 
Tuscany Valley area code: (707). It is explicitly mentioned for the first time this episode.
 
Fictional entity: According to Diana, the Davalos Winery in the Tuscany Valley burnt down approximately ten years ago (i.e. in 1972).
 

Different from the filming location in # 025, the St. Helena Lower Reservoir portrays Cross Creek in this episode. Compare # 027 for a different use of this location.

 
Cross Creek is situated near the main highway in the Tuscany Valley. As there is only one highway in the valley according to Sheriff Tobias in # 007, this must be road number 29, which will be seen during the so-called marathon in the current episode; it becomes Main Street in downtown Tuscany. According to Diana, a railroad track is close to the highway and an old railroad spur, the Davalos Siding, runs to the old Davalos Winery.
 
Fictional entity: XTL Construction Company is supposed to build parts of Richard's future winery near Cross Creek.
 

Besides his vintage car, Nick also owns a blue 1980 Chevrolet Camaro.

 
The filming location for Darryl's Malibu beach house is actually a private residence in Malibu.
 
Vickie mentions the 1981 movie "Chariots of Fire".
 
Fictional entity: Kenderson & Associates is a San Francisco brokerage firm.
 
The character of Eric Kenderson was originally called Eric Whittaker in early script drafts.
 
Original script drafts planned for Kenderson to be addicted to morphine, which he is provided with by his wife, a doctor. The final version of the episode only speaks of his "drug addiction" though.
 

Angela wears her red suit again (see # 022).

 

When Chase arrives in front of the Gioberti House, there is a reflection of the film crew's lights on the GMC for a short moment.

 
The hallway leading to little Joseph's bedroom in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion can be seen for the first time: The most striking thing is the same stained glass window as known from # 005 (see yellow arrow in the left screen capture), which is used in many different places in the mansion sets; the same prop window will be seen again in various other hallways of the mansion, too. Joseph's nursery itself is redressed from the usual Victorian Mansion bedroom set. See # 021 for this room; for the other rooms, also compare especially # 001 (guest bedroom - basic information), # 002 (Angela's bedroom), # 005 (Julia's bedroom), # 014 (Lance's bedroom) and # 023 (Lance and Melissa's bedroom).
LORIMAR's original blueprints of this set and many others are available for DFCF members in the Show - Production Office - Filming Locations - Movie Studios - Interior Sets section.
Drawings of the mansion (floor plans and architectural views) are available here.
For the use of this interior set or parts of it on "Flamingo Road", see the Beyond the Show section.
 
Fictional entity: Maggie arrives at the Gioberti House in a taxi of Chet's, a San Francisco cab company. It is a white 1967 Buick LeSabre cab.
The phone number of the taxi business is (415) 944-8143. - Despite the usual habit of the movie industry to use the "555" prefix for on-screen telephone numbers (compare # 005), the production company used a real prefix in the current episode.
 
The building housing Phillip Erickson's law office is the Alvinza Hayward Building on Montgomery Street in San Francisco.
 
The interior set of Phillip's law office is the usual bedroom set of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, just redressed; check # 023 for details.
A slightly different redress was used in the previous episode as Fred Tanner's accounting office - an easy way of trimming down production costs.
LORIMAR's original blueprints of this set and many others are available for DFCF members in the Show - Production Office - Filming Locations - Movie Studios - Interior Sets section.
 

Even the swivel armchair at Tanner's and Phillip's desks respectively and the guest armchairs are the same props.

 
In Phillip's law office hangs a downsized replica of the 1818 painting "Declaration of Independence" (oil on canvas) by American artist JOHN TRUMBULL (1756 - 1843).
The original 12 x 18' artwork is located at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
 

The scenes of the so-called marathon were filmed in downtown Calistoga, CA. - Compare # 019 for the use of Lincoln Avenue in Calistoga as Main Street in Tuscany.

 
Time inconsistency: At the finishing line of the 10-kilometer race, the first runner arrives after 44:10 minutes. The last time to be announced in this scene will be 46:47 minutes - i.e. 2:37 minutes later. The real time between these two announcements, however, is 2:50 minutes (clocked with an electronic time clock).
 
Vickie's number is 175, Nick's 287 in the so-called marathon.
 
Ceceo's, the Tuscany restaurant on Main Street (exteriors to be seen only), used to be a real restaurant by the same name in Calistoga, CA.
 
When Chase arrives in front of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, there are several reflections of the film crew's lights on the GMC for a few short moments.
 
Mistake in the scene in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion when Chase sees Angela: Although Chase parked his GMC right in front of the entrance (see screen captures above), the car is not visible through the front door when he enters the Mansion.
The segments were filmed weeks apart, and the crew obviously missed to have his truck on the sound stage when the interior part was shot.
 
This is the last episode to be filmed in the Wine Country this season. The remainder of the season will be entirely filmed in and around Los Angeles.
 
 


 
 
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