There’s a brand new season of the technology-themed Twilight Zone-like Netflix present, Black Mirror, and the premiere episode, known as Putting Vipers, has a passing cameo from a really fascinating automobile that reveals the place the episode was really shot, regardless of makes an attempt to obfuscate this truth. I’m not going to spoil the episode for you or something; let’s simply have a look at this automobile.
The episode is ready in a giant metropolis, nevertheless it appears like town has been intentionally anonymized; its solid as a normal American massive metropolis, with as few distinguishing traits revealed as potential. They typically did a very good job of that, aside from the truth that a couple of seconds into the episode, that modern yellow automobile with one burned-out taillight comes rolling as much as that nightclub.
At that second, for sure sorts of automobile geeks, the try and masks the place this has been shot has simply failed.
Why? As a result of that fairly little automobile there’s a Puma GT, a sports activities automobile constructed on a Volkswagen Beetle chassis. Effectively, I actually ought to say a Volkswagen Fusca chassis, the Portuguese phrase for Beetle, as a result of it is a Brazilian automobile, the very presence of which may solely imply that this episode was shot in São Paulo.
Positive, some have made it to America, particularly California, however it might be insane to supply one only for some blurry background scene like that; this needed to be a locally-sourced automobile.
I did a little bit of analysis and located that, yep, this episode was shot in São Paulo.
The takeaway right here? Automobiles are a incredible method of telling the place you’re on the planet. They’re a good way to inform the place an outdated image was taken, too, if there’s no clear different indicators, too.
For those who ever get up, confused and disoriented, with no thought the place you’re or how you bought there, try the automobiles round you. They’ll provide the quickest thought of the place you’re on the globe, greater than nearly the rest I can consider. Besides perhaps an indication that tells you the place you’re.