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  1. #161
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    In the upcoming movie Ocean's 8 (out June 8 2018) one scene looks like it's shot with a real (former) bank vault. These are frame grabs from the first trailer, run through Photoshop Essentials to brighten them up. I'm sure there will be more in the movie itself but this is about it for the trailer.

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    The movie was mostly shot in New York City and Los Angeles. It looks like a Strauss-design door but I don't recognize the location. Can anybody help out?

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    I've convinced myself that the Ocean's 8 door is the one Doug MacQueen wrote about in 2011 -
    https://www.antique-locks.com/showth...-by-York/page2

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    On the left of the door the glass is reflecting the outer gate work which seems to match the movie still. A few more pictures were posted to Reddit by "reasonman" -
    https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/commen...rs_are_awesome

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    Details seem to match the movie, such as the layout of the day gate.

    But Doug, you didn't divulge the location other than "lower Manhattan." Could you be more specific?

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    Another good one about 4 minutes in:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJIxd12Ovyg

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    There is a 2007 movie "Flawless" with Michael Caine and Demi Moore about a fictional diamond heist. So of course there is a vault door which looks fairly good at first:

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    Aside from not looking quite like any door I've seen, things start to fall apart with the details beginning with the single hand wheel; normally there is one for the pressure system and one for the locking bolts. After the door opens, things get worse.

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    There are no locking bolts and the prop builders seem to think the pressure bars do the locking, on the outside. The inside face shows there is no time lock which seems odd. But the actors do make it look like it's very heavy.

    Images are from two trailers, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng2_QeGQBn0 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_3Oo4P7S-8

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    In "Agatha Christie's Poroit", S10E1, "The Mystery of the Blue Train" is a portable strong box with combination lock. It is used as a storage for an expensive diamond on a railway trip. As expected that diamond is stolen nonetheless. Sorry, don't have a good photo and the illegal copies on youtube are really bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cepasaccus View Post
    In "Agatha Christie's Poroit", S10E1, "The Mystery of the Blue Train" is a portable strong box with combination lock. It is used as a storage for an expensive diamond on a railway trip. As expected that diamond is stolen nonetheless. Sorry, don't have a good photo and the illegal copies on youtube are really bad.
    I could not resist checking our Poirot collection. Not great images, but here they are. First on the rail platform, second being dragged down the corridor:

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    Later, two images of the box being opened:

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    The dial looks Sargent & Greenleaf-ish. This would be in character, the owner is American. I can't say whether that particular dial and ring are proper for the time but the index mark seems poorly aligned with the box. The story's basic plot was in a 1923 short story which was later expanded as a full-length novel in 1928. But the TV series consistently was set in 1936 so that's the year that counts.

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    Great, thanks! I wonder if the single mark is the opening index.

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    I forgot to mention that this lock clicks loudly as the dial is turned, like many Hollywood locks, which seems to have aided an outsider in determining the combination. I assume this sound effect was added in post-production. Of course real locks don't click.

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    No change index.

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    "How to Rob a Bank" - yet another heist movie, this time from 2007. You may not have seen this one, it made $1,006 at the box office. But it does have a vault, and it's an old friend --

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    This is the same prop door that was used in a recent IBM ad as well as early in the 2001 movie Ocean's 11, both discussed earlier in this thread (June 17 2016, and February 12 2013). A trailer is on Youtube as well as pieces of the movie itself.

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