I watched the Tom Cruise Sci-Fi movie, Oblivion the other day and wondered, in a geeky sort of way, where the co-ordinates that flash up on a computer screen transpose to.
Set in a dystopian future, a shuttle falls to earth at a long/lat of 41.146576,-73.975739.
And that equates to 17 Mein Drive.
Now, if I were in charge of making up co-ordinates for a movie, I would have chosen something ironic – maybe the Oblivion Alton Towers ride, or the Oblivion Taproom, Florida – but 17 Mein Drive? Didn’t make sense.
So, I googled 17 Mein Drive and I found the following (from LocateFamily.com) – 17 Mein Drive David Feinsilber.
Didn’t mean much, but it was an unusual name, so onto IMDB and we find that David Feinsilber was the visual effects production supervisor for Oblivion.
Great perk of the job.
I tried to get in touch with David to see if he would confirm this, but so far he hasn’t responded. If he does, I’ll update the post.