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Filming Locations: Transformers (2007)

 Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film based on the Transformers toy line. The film, which combines computer animation with live-action, is directed by Michael Bay, with Steven Spielberg serving as executive producer. It is the first installment of the live-action Transformers film series. It stars Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky, a teenager who gets caught up in a war between the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, two factions of alien robots who can disguise themselves by transforming into everyday machinery. The Autobots intend to use theA llSpark, the object that created their robotic race, in an attempt to rebuild Cybertron and end the war while the Decepticons desire control of the AllSpark with the intention of using it to build an army by giving life to the machines of Earth. Tyrese GibsonJosh DuhamelAnthony AndersonMegan FoxRachael TaylorJohn Turturro, and Jon Voight also star while voice actors Peter Cullen and Hugo Weaving voice Optimus Prime and Megatron respectively (Wikipedia).

This movie had two brief scenes from the SFV that were shown back to back when the transformers started to emerge. Coincidentally or not, those two locations were significant mid century modern buildings. The first was the Casa de Cadillac dealership and the former Frank Sinatra home in Chatsworth. 

You can view more SFV filming locations here.

Casa de Cadillac 14401 Ventura Blvd Sherman Oaks 91423. You can view a brief history here

9361 Farralone Avenue Chatsworth CA 91311. Formerly known as the Farralone Estate or Frank Sinatra estate where Marilyn Monroe rendezvoused with Jack Kennedy. This location has also been used for other film locations like an episode of Mad Men and an Usher music video. You can view more here when it was listed for $12 million back in December 2011. 

And the trailer:

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