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Pinball in movies or TV shows? Name a game you have seen in the background?


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#1651 12 months ago
Quoted from bernieberg:

You catch a quick out of focus glimpse of an Attack From Mars near the beginning of the new movie Ad Astra

Here is the best frame of it. I'm guessing a AFMr LE with the black legs & apparent mirror blades. Occurs at about the 4:00 mark into the movie, and lasts only a couple of seconds as the camera pans by.
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Added 34 days ago:

Original Attack from Mars (restored)

#1652 11 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Here is the best frame of it. I'm guessing a AFMr LE with the black legs & apparent mirror blades. Occurs at about the 4:00 mark into the movie, and lasts only a couple of seconds as the camera pans by.
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Yup that's mine, they rented it from me for use in the movie.

#1653 11 months ago
Quoted from Reality_Studio:

Yup that's mine, they rented it from me for use in the movie.

That’s really cool. How did all of that go down? What is the going rate for something like that - enough to cover a lunch or two? Did you get to be on set to ensure it was handled correctly?

#1654 11 months ago

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Eight Ball Deluxe

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#1655 11 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

That’s really cool. How did all of that go down? What is the going rate for something like that - enough to cover a lunch or two? Did you get to be on set to ensure it was handled correctly?

It's an original '90s Attack from Mars but it was rough, so I had my local restorer dude completely make the game over with new playfield, plastics, ramps, color DMD, the works. It's basically in immaculate condition. Later on he was contacted by a local movie company about wanting to rent a pinball machine so he suggested my Attack from Mars which they jumped on pretty quickly. I don't know if I'm allowed to reveal the amount to rent it, but it was four figures. I was not allowed on set, but they did leave a check for the full amount of the machine in case they damaged it. They only had it for a few days and it was returned without any damage. It was kind of amusing when they came by to pick it up, they showed up with a monstrous brand new truck and the crew of five just to move one little pinball machine lol.

#1656 11 months ago
Quoted from Reality_Studio:

It's an original '90s Attack from Mars but it was rough, so I had my local restorer dude completely make the game over with new playfield, plastics, ramps, color DMD, the works. It's basically in immaculate condition. Later on he was contacted by a local movie company about wanting to rent a pinball machine so he suggested my Attack from Mars which they jumped on pretty quickly. I don't know if I'm allowed to reveal the amount to rent it, but it was four figures. I was not allowed on set, but they did leave a check for the full amount of the machine in case they damaged it. They only had it for a few days and it was returned without any damage. It was kind of amusing when they came by to pick it up, they showed up with a monstrous brand new truck and the crew of five just to move one little pinball machine lol.

That's awesome, thanks for sharing.

#1657 11 months ago
Quoted from MacroMegas:

Pam Grier’s sons are playing Harlem Globetrotters when she finds them skipping school in Mars Attacks!

Here is the pic.
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#1658 11 months ago

Bruce Willis-movie 16 BLOCKS from 2005.

Disco Fever with actor Mos Def and a spanish Lady Luck with David Morse in a bar in New York.

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#1659 11 months ago

This may likely be in here already, but I just flicked the tube on and started watching naked gun 33 1/3, and guess what I saw in the credits??

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#1660 11 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

This may likely be in here already, but I just flicked the tube on and started watching naked gun 33 1/3, and guess what I saw in the credits??[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I wonder what game that is

#1662 11 months ago

Wow. I’m not that familiar with high speed - what gave it away? The spinner?

#1663 11 months ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Wow. I’m not that familiar with high speed - what gave it away? The spinner?

That and the set of targets that are Green, Yellow and Red.

#1664 11 months ago

Why do they always put generic sounds over the real table? I think it was stranger things they I saw recently that did this with Twilight Zone or it could have been a different show but yeh wtf is up with that?

#1665 11 months ago

Bob Dylan’s Renaldo and Clara: David Blue playing a Bally Big Valley by an indoor swimming pool.
About a 10 minute segment of him playing and shooting the breeze.
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#1666 11 months ago
Quoted from mcfly:

Why do they always put generic sounds over the real table? I think it was stranger things they I saw recently that did this with Twilight Zone or it could have been a different show but yeh wtf is up with that?

In braking bad they made Getaway sound like an old EM. I don’t know if it is because of the pinball stereotype or some kind of licensing issue.

#1667 11 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

In braking bad they made Getaway sound like an old EM. I don’t know if it is because of the pinball stereotype or some kind of licensing issue.

It's not really either - when you're making a TV show, you need the most effective sound effect for the tiny amount of time you have to tell the story. So when someone's playing pinball, they add the EM sounds because most people know what that sound is, and it conveys "the character is playing pinball!" in the split second it's onscreen. If they added the actual Getaway sounds for example, most people would have no idea what they were listening to, and it would just sound like noise. I suppose that's partly the "pinball stereotype" but there's a bit more thought involved, even if it doesn't make sense to us

#1668 11 months ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

It's not really either - when you're making a TV show, you need the most effective sound effect for the tiny amount of time you have to tell the story. So when someone's playing pinball, they add the EM sounds because most people know what that sound is, and it conveys "the character is playing pinball!" in the split second it's onscreen. If they added the actual Getaway sounds for example, most people would have no idea what they were listening to, and it would just sound like noise. I suppose that's partly the "pinball stereotype" but there's a bit more thought involved, even if it doesn't make sense to us

What I meant by "pinball stereotype" is basically what you are saying. In other words, it is the typical familiar sound that most viewers would easily and quickly identify as coming from a pinball machine. I know that movies & TV do this for all sorts of areas where any specialist/professional would probably cringe when they see/hear it.

#1669 11 months ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Wow. I’m not that familiar with high speed - what gave it away? The spinner?

I own a High Speed, so I'm intimately familiar, especially since mine needed some touch ups and other work. I saw your last picture first, and what first caught my eye was the "GH" visible in the foreground -- the last two letters in "HIGH" in the art in the center of the PF. The flipper and spinner in the background confirmed it, as did the red/yellow/green targets in the other pic.

#1670 11 months ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

"pinball stereotype"

But the vast majority of the audience has not seen, let alone played or heard a EM pinball machine
with bells and chimes in over 40 yrs,
so basically anyone under 50 would not be familiar with said vintage pinball sounds.
I get where chimes and bells is more exclusive to pinball sounds,
but electronic sounds (without voice) from classic S/S pins ('78to'88) are also fairly unique to pinball or video arcade games.
TV/Movie producers that choose E/M sounds over actual pinball sounds on Pinball DMD games (1992 or newer)
is living with their heads in the sand.

#1671 11 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

But the vast majority of the audience has not seen, let alone played or heard a EM pinball machine
with bells and chimes in over 40 yrs,
so basically anyone under 50 would not be familiar with said vintage pinball sounds.

Ironically, probably they're aware of what a pinball machine sounds like, not based on playing actual pinball machines, but rather seeing pinball machines represented in movies/shows/cartoons. So despite not ever having played an EM, SS, DMD, whatever, they associate the bells and dings with that weird game they saw on an episode of Happy Days, Spongebob, etc.

So for them to associate with the sound, it has to be the generic bells/dings they've heard for years without even knowing it. And therefore we're stuck with the EM sounds for all eternity.

#1672 11 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

But the vast majority of the audience has not seen, let alone played or heard a EM pinball machine
with bells and chimes in over 40 yrs,
so basically anyone under 50 would not be familiar with said vintage pinball sounds.
I get where chimes and bells is more exclusive to pinball sounds,
but electronic sounds (without voice) from classic S/S pins ('78to'88) are also fairly unique to pinball or video arcade games.
TV/Movie producers that choose E/M sounds over actual pinball sounds on Pinball DMD games (1992 or newer)
is living with their heads in the sand.

No argument from me - (and to be clear - I think this is dumb too) but as far as mixing all the audio together - it's much more clear that the noises are coming from the 'game', and unless that's the point of the scene (which is almost never the case), the sound effects need to be just be an ambient, simple sound which dont' get in the way of dialogue

#1673 11 months ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

I own a High Speed, so I'm intimately familiar, especially since mine needed some touch ups and other work. I saw your last picture first, and what first caught my eye was the "GH" visible in the foreground -- the last two letters in "HIGH" in the art in the center of the PF. The flipper and spinner in the background confirmed it, as did the red/yellow/green targets in the other pic.

Gotcha - I didn't catch the letters. Good eye!

#1674 11 months ago

"Shooting Gallery" from 2005 with THE GETAWAY

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#1675 11 months ago
Quoted from Rando:

Ironically, probably they're aware of what a pinball machine sounds like, not based on playing actual pinball machines, but rather seeing pinball machines represented in movies/shows/cartoons. So despite not ever having played an EM, SS, DMD, whatever, they associate the bells and dings with that weird game they saw on an episode of Happy Days, Spongebob, etc.
So for them to associate with the sound, it has to be the generic bells/dings they've heard for years without even knowing it. And therefore we're stuck with the EM sounds for all eternity.

Reminds me of this scene from "Who shot Mr. Burns"

#1676 11 months ago

My facebook account thinks I need a new wedding band. I saw this as I was scrolling past. I guess this pin is as "Xtreme" as the Manly Bands.

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#1677 11 months ago

The great Steve McQueen is his second leading-role, a 1958-movie called THE SAINT-LOUIS BANK-ROBBERY (later renamed THE GREAT SAINT-LOUIS BANK-ROBBERY)
2 Bingo-Woodrails in a St-Louis' Snack-Bar.
I highly recommend this one to friends of classic crime-movies, it's very atmospheric and dark.
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#1678 11 months ago
Quoted from Mardi-Gras-Man:

The great Steve McQueen is his second leading-role, a 1958-movie called THE SAINT-LOUIS BANK-ROBBERY (later renamed THE GREAT SAINT-LOUIS BANK-ROBBERY)
2 Bingo-Woodrails in a St-Louis' Snack-Bar.
I highly recommend this one to friends of classic crime-movies, it's very atmospheric and dark.
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The bingo in the foreground is a Bally Double Header.

This movie was filmed on location in St. Louis. The bank is located about two blocks from where my grandparents lived at the time. Not a great movie but watchable.

#1679 11 months ago

Jay and Silent Bob reboot movie, scene in banksy's comic book store at the mall has a GTB Spiderman pinball machine in background of several scenes. Sorry no video or stills available yet.

#1680 11 months ago

Spotted a Gotlieb Wild Wild West in a macklemore vid, Pawn Shop

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#1681 11 months ago

Agents of Shield S3 E19. This machine has been mentioned before in post 216. Cab artwork similar to Galaxy, Stern-ish red & black apron, playfield that I don't recognize, and even though it doesn't have a name on it, it looks like a real backglass, as it's mirrored and has the spidering common to many older backglasses. The bumper caps appear to be from a Bally Star Trek. Just what is this thing?? There was also a Diner in the background five seconds earlier.

Oh yeah, and utterly cringe-worthy pseudo-pinball dialogue that no real player would ever say.

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#1682 11 months ago

1963-movie SOLDIER IN THE RAIN with Steve McQueen and Jackie Gleason

- and Williams' FRIENDSHIP "7"
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in some other scenes there are 2 Jukeboxes
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#1683 11 months ago

Today's Goldbergs episode...

Lame episode, but worth watching just to see Barry play Space Station - one of the items his mom bribed him with. Of course, play was overlayed with EM sounds. "PINBALL! PINBALL! PINBALL! ... YES!" Ha ha...

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#1684 10 months ago

From "One Step Beyond"... I'll be impressed if anyone can name these, look like wood rails...

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#1685 10 months ago

The one in the middle in GTB Skill Pool from 1952

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/skill-pool

#1686 10 months ago

That was quick! Good call... guess the triangular rack is a good tip-off...

#1687 10 months ago

The one on the left is 1954 Gottlieb Gold Star.
https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=1038&picno=1012

#1688 10 months ago

Well done! Obviously some wood-rail fans here. It's fun to see how colorful they actually are on IPDB versus the kind of drab impression in B&W.

#1689 10 months ago
Quoted from HighVoltage:

From "One Step Beyond"... I'll be impressed if anyone can name these, look like wood rails...[quoted image]

I got the Skill Pool, but probably never would have got the Gold Star.

3 weeks later
#1690 10 months ago

French movie "les Innocents" from 2002 with Gottlieb's "300" in a Bistro in Paris

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#1691 10 months ago

Can anyone ID the pin in the back in joes bar in Greys Anatomy ?
It was only a blur of a game in the background do to the focal length used.
I could see a Seeburg 100 juke box, by the blue head and yellow rack.

#1692 10 months ago

His Dark Materials has a made-up pinball machine that looks like a cross between a bingo and an old woodrail called PinballTrollMan. It's a weird detail for a northern outpost saloon in a fantasy show. I was surprised to see it.

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Silicon Valley Season 6 Episode 5 also had what looked like a reworked Gottlieb in the background. EDIT: Freeze-framing to take this picture, it's definitely a SHAQ ATTACK. Sorry it's a little blurry, but it was never in focus since it's in the background.

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#1693 10 months ago

Showed my kids Wierd Science for the first time last weekend. Haven't seen it in forever. But there is an Old Chicago EM in Gary's (Anthony Michael Hall) basement in the scene where Lisa meets his parents.

#1694 10 months ago

Can't forget Henry Rowengartner!

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#1695 10 months ago

Three Men and a Baby (1987) has a Harlem Globe Trotters machine. I saw it in the trailer for the movie. It looks to be located in their kitchen.

#1696 10 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

His Dark Materials has a made-up pinball machine that looks like a cross between a bingo and an old woodrail called PinballTrollMan. It's a weird detail for a northern outpost saloon in a fantasy show. I was surprised to see it.

It looks a bit like one of the Bally home pins from the 1970's

#1697 9 months ago

Dialed In on a Jimmy Fallon skit tonight.

https://tasteofcountry.com/jason-aldean-jimmy-fallon-hometown-bar/

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#1698 9 months ago

Did it have bells and chime sounds or authentic modern day pinball sounds?

#1699 9 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Did it have bells and chime sounds or authentic modern day pinball sounds?

It was in a music video skit. So, it didn't have any sounds. They didn't really play it.

1 week later
#1700 9 months ago

Oregon State Lottery commercial on TV during LSSC.
Some random bar scene (studio) promoting the Lottery.
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One of the EM pins is GTB Surfer
the other looks to be a WMS western themed game. Maybe Rancho?

Added 9 months ago:

The 2nd pin is probably Sonic Prospector and not a WMS, upon closer inspection of another ORegon Lottery commercial.

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