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LoveMyBus (Public Forum) => Little Miss Sunshine => Topic started by: Rocky Raccoon on September 12, 2006, 06:32:11 PM

Title: Year
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on September 12, 2006, 06:32:11 PM
What year was the bus in this movie? I know it was a bay....but when? i never really cared for yellow vehicles until this movie, it actually looks great on a bus. :)
again, i loved this movie.
Title: Re: Year
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on September 16, 2006, 04:12:17 PM
no year yet?
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Post by: Dj:Eep on September 16, 2006, 08:44:40 PM
I've been wondering too, obviously a late one.
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Post by: crustychief on September 16, 2006, 10:53:34 PM
me thinks 76 ish     maybe we can start a pool??           5 bucks from me it is 76 (ish)   
Title: Re: Year
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on September 17, 2006, 05:57:35 AM
it actually made me consider painting my future bus yellow. :)
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Post by: MemphisBusUnit on October 01, 2006, 07:19:35 PM
Its pretty close to mine ('72) except the blinkers are up next to w/e that thing is someone at my school just got an automatic like that
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Post by: crustychief on October 01, 2006, 07:52:49 PM
Just saw the movie today!!  Funny as heck!
Title: Re: Year
Post by: Schmoburger on October 09, 2006, 09:26:30 PM
Let's just say it's a '76 cos then it could be BC's twin hehehehehee :033:
Title: Re: Year
Post by: ElectricMan on February 18, 2007, 04:37:36 PM
I searched, but couldn't find it anywhere - its a mystery... :017:
Title: '74/'75/'76
Post by: Schmoburger on February 19, 2007, 05:08:47 AM
It can only be one of 3 years... 1974. 1975 or 1976.

Not '73 as it has no fuel flap from memory, and not '77 or later as it has early hinges on the engine lid. :033:

I could narrow it down even further to either '74 or '75/'76 if I could remember what the steering column loooked like on the on the one in the movie. :Drogar-Smile(LBG): :Drogar-Sick(LBG):

Cheers!
Title: Re: Year
Post by: ElectricMan on February 19, 2007, 06:16:18 PM
Excellent deduction Schmoburger!  I knew someone could narrow it down.   :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: Year
Post by: sisterearth on February 20, 2007, 06:06:16 AM
I found this useless trivia facts about the movie, says they used 5 different buses for the movie:
Originally written as an East Coast roadtrip movie from Maryland to Florida, it was shifted to a journey from New Mexico to California due to shooting issues.
The role of the suicidal uncle was originally written for Bill Murray, the studios wanted Robin Williams, but eventually went for Steve Carell. (o man Bill Murray would've been good!  :003: )
Five identical Volkswagen Type 2s were used during filming.  :007:
The movie was shot in sequence.
Uncle Frank's full name was not mentioned in the film, but at the beginning, the name "Dr. Greenburg" can be seen on his hospital door.
Script was purchased from first time screenwriter, Michael Arndt, for $250,000.
No filming was done in New Mexico; the Albuquerque scenes were actually shot in southern California. This explains why the family eats take-out chicken in a bucket from Dinah's Family Restaurant, located in Los Angeles.
In another dining scene, the family looks at menus from Pann's, a well-known family restaurant not far from Los Angeles International Airport. However, the scene actually was shot in another restaurant, not the real Pann's.
The scenes that took place in Redondo Beach, California were actually filmed in Ventura, California. There are no freeways that lead to the beach.
Many of the freeway scenes were filmed on California State Route 14.
The scene in the gas station was filmed in the Chevron station on Lyons Road in Santa Clarita, California.
Although known to Comedy Central viewers for many years as a correspondent on the high-rated satirical news program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Steve Carell, at the time he was cast for Little Miss Sunshine, was a relative unknown in Hollywood. According to an article in Entertainment Weekly,[11] the producers of the film worried that he wasn't a big enough star and didn't have much acting experience. However, between the time the film was shot in the summer of 2005 and its release in the summer of 2006, Carell became a huge success as the star of the high-grossing film The 40-Year-Old Virgin in August 2005 and the leading character of the popular NBC Emmy-winning telvision series The Office, which premiered in March 2005 and for which Carell won a Golden Globe in 2006 for best lead actor in a comedy television series. In the span of just one year, Carell had become such a star that the producers had gone from protesting his casting to tapping him to do prominent promotion for the film.
All the girls acting as participants in the beauty pageant, except Abigail Breslin, were veterans of real beauty pageants. They looked the same and performed the same acts as they had in their real-life pageants.[12]
Greg Kinnear and Paul Dano also star in the 2006 movie adaptation of Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal.
On July 25, 2006 Fox Searchlight Pictures invited VW bus owners to a screening of Little Miss Sunshine at Vineland Drive-In theater in City of Industry, California. 65 VW buses were present at the event.[13]  :038:
The license plate of Frank's academic and romantic rival, Larry Sugarman (the #2 Proust scholar), reads "lost time", a reference to Marcel Proust's principal novel À la recherche du temps perdu or In Search of Lost Time.
Inside the convenience store, the price of Frank's slurpee and the pornographic magazines came to a total of $19.79. Directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris had previously directed the "1979" music video by The Smashing Pumpkins.
Bryan Cranston's character in Little Miss Sunshine has the same name - Stan Grossman - as Larry Brandenburg's character in the film Fargo.
Paul Dano's character has the same given name - Dwayne - as one of the main characters in the Kurt Vonnegut novel Breakfast of Champions; in addition, the referenced main character has the family name "Hoover."


Title: Re: Year
Post by: Wizzard on February 20, 2007, 04:38:27 PM
That was really kewl and informative and I sincerely want to thank you for sharing .
Best regards, Wizzard  :033:
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Post by: sisterearth on February 21, 2007, 04:23:41 AM
 :058: wiz you are my sunshine  :028:
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Post by: That_One_Guy on February 28, 2007, 12:41:22 AM
This clip makes me kinda cry... Wait till the end...
http://content.foxsearchlight.com/videos/node/311

Its because my bus is brokin and I cant drive it right now...
I think that that bus is a 79...But I could be wrong..The search continues...
Title: Re: Year
Post by: That_One_Guy on February 28, 2007, 01:42:04 AM
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/134/326654209_7ffaaa30c6.jpg?v=0)

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Post by: McT on February 28, 2007, 04:33:28 AM
 Wow  :003: twin sunshines. They look cloned...but you see the little defect on the one on the right? The back bumper is wonky! I was good at spot the difference when i was younger! :003:
Title: Re: Year
Post by: skibumm82 on May 17, 2007, 07:57:19 PM
NOt that I am an expert or anything but it does look a great deal like my 74 .
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Post by: Ashleigh83 on May 27, 2008, 11:10:30 AM
Five different VW Microbuses were used for the family car as some were modified for various filming techniques. When preparing for the scenes that would be shot within the vehicle, the cinematographer used a basic video camera and shot from various angles inside the van to determine the best locations to shoot from. Many of the problems associated with the VW Microbus that were included in the plot (a broken clutch, a stuck horn, and a detached door), were based on similar problems that writer Arndt experienced in a childhood trip that involved the same vehicle.

While filming the scenes where the family pushes the van to get it started a stunt coordinator was used to ensure the safety of the actors. In an interview, actor Greg Kinnear jokingly described how the scenes were filmed when he was driving: "I was going like 50 miles an hour in this '71 VW van that doesn't have side air bags. Basically you'd wait for this huge camera truck to come whizzing in front of us with the camera. 'Okay, go!' I mean, it was insanity; it's the most dangerous movie I've ever made. Don't listen to Paramount and their Mission: Impossible franchise — it's a joke." While filming the scenes in the van, the actors would at times remain in the vehicle for three or four hours a day. For scenes in which Alan Arkin's character was swearing excessively, Abigail had her headphones on and could not hear the lines. Only when she saw the film did she know what was being said. On July 25, 2006 Fox Searchlight Pictures invited VW bus owners to a screening at Vineland Drive-In theater in Industry, California. Over sixty VW buses were present at the screening.

I found it on wikipedia
Title: Re: Year
Post by: sisterearth on May 27, 2008, 03:06:47 PM
 welcome Ashleigh83  :109:
Title: Re: Year
Post by: rastafoo on May 27, 2008, 04:42:35 PM
Hey Ashleigh83!  welcome
Title: Re: Year
Post by: Ashleigh83 on May 27, 2008, 05:45:19 PM
Thank you, yeah  :imnew: But I've owned VW half of my life, and I just bought  a 74 bay a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: Year
Post by: sisterearth on May 28, 2008, 04:59:24 AM
love to see some photos!  :)
Title: Re: Year
Post by: rastafoo on May 28, 2008, 02:33:14 PM
I'm over in Tallahassee, how far away is that from you?
Title: Re: Year
Post by: Ashleigh83 on May 28, 2008, 05:57:24 PM
Well Tallahassee is about four away from me. I'm between Tampa and Orlando. I will get some photos up soon of my bus and some of my cars.
Title: Re: Year
Post by: mattbo505 on July 02, 2010, 03:03:02 PM
You guys ever figure out the definate year?