Sleeping with a piece of movie history.


Do the famous six degrees of separation apply to furniture, as well as people? I wore my Juno T-shirt to church last week, and one of my fellow parishioners spotted it and told me that her son happens to sleep in the car-shaped bed that we see in Paulie Bleeker’s bedroom in that film. I can’t remember exactly how my friend got the bed, but I do know that the film was shot here in Vancouver, so it wouldn’t have been too hard to cross paths with this item, and she said the bed had come with a tag, presumably left by the props department, identifying it as “Paulie Bleeker’s bed”. (I asked her if she got the hamburger-shaped telephone, too, and she said no, she didn’t.) I asked my friend if she could send me a picture of the bed for my blog, and today, I received this:

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).

  • geosomin

    I would *love* the hamburger phone…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16611988330284931136 Carmen Andres

    me, too!


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