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Title: Bonsai in The Movies
Post by: Owen Reich on May 21, 2013, 11:19 AM
Hi all, I just watched Blade Runner last night and noticed three bonsai; two in the office scene and one at Harrison Ford's apartment  :).  I spot them all the time; like in the most recent Dark Knight.  I'd like to know of others just for fun.  Oh, and in the captain's office on Stargate Universe.  I know many more but will leave it there for now.  Anyone?
Title: Re: Bonsai in The Movies
Post by: Rkovo on May 21, 2013, 02:26 PM
Karate Kid is the the most obvious to me.
Title: Re: Bonsai in The Movies
Post by: bigDave on May 21, 2013, 09:39 PM
  I know many more but will leave it there for now.  Anyone?

OR, You might find this interesting and extensive

http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/BoldlyGrow.html (http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/BoldlyGrow.html)
Title: Re: Bonsai in The Movies
Post by: Owen Reich on May 21, 2013, 10:13 PM
Ah, someone has asked this before.....  ;D
Title: Re: Bonsai in The Movies
Post by: JDNeessen on May 22, 2013, 12:45 AM
Working Girl from 1988 is another movie that has bonsai in it.  Signourney Weaver's character has a juniper in her office.
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Post by: fmtanweer on May 22, 2013, 01:14 AM
most recent movie of the sort might be Pain and Gain
Title: Re: Bonsai in The Movies
Post by: Kajukid on May 22, 2013, 01:15 PM
That's new movie with the rock. Pain and gain
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Post by: izk_zero on May 26, 2013, 03:44 PM
Beverly Hills Ninja and Anger Management both were filmed at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. There are some really nice trees on display there from what I've been told. It does seem like there have been a lot more bonsai popping up in commercials and television programs recently. It may be just in the U.S. though.
Title: Re: Bonsai in The Movies
Post by: andrew on May 27, 2013, 12:54 PM
There was an NCIS episode, this season where one of the characters did bonsai.
Title: Re: Bonsai in The Movies
Post by: dre on May 27, 2013, 01:37 PM
orphan the couple in that movie had a bonsai
Title: Re: Bonsai in The Movies
Post by: Kajukid on June 01, 2013, 12:08 AM
Rise of the planet of the apes also
Title: Re: Bonsai in The Movies
Post by: Owen Reich on June 06, 2013, 01:42 PM
Leverage Season 3 Episode 2 has about thirty in it.  Unfortunately, they're set up inside the building....
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Post by: M. Frary on July 07, 2013, 12:37 AM
Shogun. A mini series from the seventies has bonsai in some of the scenes.
Title: Re: Bonsai in The Movies
Post by: Owen Reich on July 07, 2013, 12:52 AM
"The Wire" Season 3 Finale has 4.  Unfortunately, again placed indoors.
Title: Re: Bonsai in The Movies
Post by: CMW on July 07, 2013, 04:43 PM
I always thought the island seen in the lake of the Harry Potter movies near Hogwarts resembled a bonsai forest...it just looks really familiar...
Title: Re: Bonsai in The Movies
Post by: bonsaibp on July 17, 2013, 09:25 AM
Hi all, I just watched Blade Runner last night and noticed three bonsai; two in the office scene and one at Harrison Ford's apartment  :).  I spot them all the time; like in the most recent Dark Knight.  I'd like to know of others just for fun.  Oh, and in the captain's office on Stargate Universe.  I know many more but will leave it there for now.  Anyone?

The one's in Dark Knight and several commericals are mine. there's good money in renting bonsai and in bonsai wrangling for movies especially. We get asked 8-10 times a year to supply trees for film, TV or commericals.
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Post by: Joshua Hanzman on October 20, 2013, 03:27 PM
Fringe season three, episode called Os, in Nina sharpes office behind her desk is a juniper, indoors of course. In their defense perhaps massive dynamic discovered a gene therapy that allows junipers the ability to stay indoors...

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Title: Re: Bonsai in The Movies
Post by: BonsaiEngineer1493 on October 21, 2013, 12:36 AM
Madmen
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Post by: Joshua Hanzman on November 09, 2013, 08:25 PM
Just saw a movie called 13 assassins, which is subtitled from Japanese into English. Tons of bonsai in this, and really good usage of them too! For example, when one of the ronins looking to get hired told boss man that he had led a frugal life and only owned his spear, a bunjingi could be seen in the background. I'm also happy to report that all the bonsai were either outdoors or in a tokonoma.

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Title: Re: Bonsai in The Movies
Post by: Sorce on November 10, 2013, 09:35 PM
One of the Characters in Grand Theft Auto V has what looks to be a Chinese Elm in the house.

And here,
http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=22087&p=191751&hilit=japan#p191751 (http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=22087&p=191751&hilit=japan#p191751)

The picture below was found.

Quince?
Title: Re: Bonsai in The Movies
Post by: Brian Van Fleet on November 10, 2013, 10:19 PM
Persimmon.

A new BMW commercial shows a guy trimming a juniper bonsai in a blue glazed pot...at least they're outside!
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Post by: Joshua Hanzman on December 16, 2013, 08:41 PM
Workaholics season three, when Alice is temporarily fired, the weird new boss has one of those indoor specimen junipers...

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Title: Re: Bonsai in The Movies
Post by: Sorce on December 19, 2013, 07:12 AM
King Kong , there are Bonsai everywhere,.......wait, I'm sorry, that's just a really big monkey.  ;)

Thank.s Brian. I ate a persimmons recently and they are amazing. No seeds.   :(

I think its great we look at trees more than movies, but can we add to this list?

Sorce