# 034 <2.16> Deliberate Disclosure
Tentative title: Deliberate Disclosures.
Mistake in the aerial view of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion: The opening shot of the episode shows the front door closed (yellow arrow) while the subsequent interior scene features Lance entering through the front door with the newspaper. He would have to have been visible in the exterior shot. Post-production used an inconsistent establishing shot.
Fat Joe's (Fat Jacks in early script drafts) is a burger restaurant in Tuscany. Vickie and Nick think about having lunch there.
Original script drafts staged the scene with Vickie and Nick at the Tuscany park (with their discussion about wholesome food, etc.) in a health food store named To Your Health on Main Street in Tuscany.
Post-production mistake: As in # 031, old stock footage of the (New) Globe executive building with the old Globe sign is reused again.
Mistake: In the scene with Richard in his New Globe office, the position of his hand is different in subsequent frames.
Again, this is the typical mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique — check # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for details.
Fictional entity: American Independent Pictures (United American Studios in early script drafts) bought the motion picture rights to Maggie's screenplay for $ 100,000.
Early script drafts included a scene in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion living room from where Lance would hear an unfamiliar female voice reciting a nursery rhyme. Entering, he finds Melissa deeply engrossed in doing her nails while a woman's voice in hypnotic tones from a tape in a cassette recorder fills the room with an old nursery rhyme and Joseph falls asleep in his crib. Melissa then complains about being disturbed in her manicure.
Even earlier drafts staged the scene with Melissa in the Falcon Crest Gardens — without Lance, but with Cole watching with binoculars from afar.
The scene was rewritten several times before it was omitted in the final shooting script because the writers felt that it was not Melissa's nature to neglect her child.
Uncredited stand-in GORDON HODGINS appears as an extra again — this time in his usual rôle as a Tuscany Valley gentleman in front of the Tuscany County Building.
Compare # 182 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about GORDON HODGINS, compare # 001.
The curly haired blonde (an uncredited extra) passes by the front of the Tuscany County Building in this episode.
Continuity oddity: During the scene, she passes by the Tuscany County Building various times in both directions, just as some of the other extras do in this scene.
Compare # 169 for a list of the woman's appearances throughout the series.
Cameraman's mistake: In the shot in Lance and Melissa's bedroom in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion filmed towards Lance, the camera is pulled too far back from the set. For that reason, it becomes apparent the wall behind the chest of drawers is missing. It is a swing set with movable walls to accommodate any production requirements.
Real-life allusion: Angela wanted to see "Tosca", the opera by GIACOMO PUCCINI, with Phillip.
When Melissa arrives in her Porsche 911 at the Gioberti House, there is a reflection of a crew member holding a specifically formed white baffle (used to reflect the sunlight) for a short moment.
Editing mistake and set inconsistency: When Melissa arrives in front of the Gioberti House, she looks up to Chase standing on the veranda as if he were on top of a two-story building. It is usually easy for people sitting in a car on the driveway to see what is going on on the veranda from that position. This is caused by the split filming technique and the editors' combination of the clips of Chase from the sound stage (veranda replica) and the ones of Melissa from the studio backlot.
The filming location for the café on Main Street in Tuscany where Maggie meets the producing staff of her film is a former cabaret-style café on South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, right next to the famous Variety Arts Center. The building has been demolished since.
Among the guests at that café is Dr. Fong (played by uncredited extra GEORGE SASAKI; yellow mark).
Compare # 222 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 026.
The art director for Maggie's movie is called George Sims (unit production manager George Poole in early script drafts).
Inside jokes: The character is named after MARLEY SIMS, the actress playing producer Rita Clay (art director in early script drafts) in this episode. George Sims is portrayed by SCOTT HAMNER, this episode's writer and son of series creator EARL HAMNER; SCOTT, however, receives no on-screen credit for this rôle.
Deleted rôle: Early script drafts suggested a studio head by the name of Howard Lister. His attendance in the meeting with Maggie, Rita, George and Darryl was deleted from the final shooting script.
Early script drafts played around with a variety of possible motives for Angela to kill Carlo in the scene with Melissa and Chase going through Carlo's personal papers in the Gioberti House. In one of the original drafts, they find an unsigned new will Carlo wrote the day before he died, leaving everything to Melissa, but with the stipulation should she try to sell the Agretti Vineyards to Angela or attach them to Falcon Crest in any manner, the land would automatically revert to the Agretti trust. During rewrites, this was changed a couple of times until the writer came up with the final version that had Chase discover the letter from Angela to Carlo, demanding he be more cooperative as far as uniting the Agretti Vineyards with Falcon Crest was concerned.
Richard tells Angela in her Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study: "Elliot McKay passed away." The scene abruptly cuts to Angela's reply. From Richard's intonation, it sounds as if his sentence was not finished. The shooting script gives away that his line originally ended with the words "last night", which were dropped in the final cut for unknown reasons.
The McKay Vineyards are a neighboring estate to Falcon Crest.
Mistake: During Maggie and Chase's conversation at the Château du Monde restaurant in Tuscany, the wide angle shot and the close-ups are from various takes that were combined in the editing process. This becomes apparent because Maggie first touches Chase's arm (filmed towards Chase), but it is only his hand that was touched by her in the next frame (filmed towards Maggie).
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique — check # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for details.
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