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SHOOT: BIG EYES Turns Gastown Building into San Francisco’s Keane Gallery with Christoph Waltz

Big Eyes began its 4-day shoot  in Gastown dressed as the San Francisco Arts District this past week with scenes of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz)  trying to peddle his wife’s portraits of children with over-sized eyes to a gallery owner. Then production moved on to a time when her paintings are so popular that  Keane can afford his own gallery on the opposite side of the street. Director Tim Burton shot scenes of the opening of the Keane Gallery in a vacant building at 50 Powell Street overnight on Thursday and Friday nights, with a big  light on an 80′ foot starlight crane shining west  towards Gassy Jack statue. Crew put up a big black scrim at the statue to shield restaurants and their clientele from the glare. Earlier, Tim Burton directed scenes of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) outside the now more successful Keane Gallery taunting the gallery owner (Jason Schwartzman) across the street.

Related: Tim Burton Directs Christoph Waltz & Jason Schwartzman as Rival San Francisco Gallery Owners

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