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TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« on: December 02, 2012, 05:51:54 PM »
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AFTER THREE CONTINENTS, NINE COUNTRIES AND MORE THAN 25,000 MILES, THE FINAL FOUR TEAMS RACE TO THE FINISH LINE DURING THE TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE OF “THE AMAZING RACE,” SUNDAY, DEC. 9

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Take Down that Million” With the $1 million dollar prize on the line, the final four teams race through France en route to the finish line in New York City, where they’ll encounter a terrifying Houdini-inspired Roadblock, during the two-hour season finale of THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, Dec. 9 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Emmy Award nominee Phil Keoghan is the host.
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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 05:52:06 PM »
Updated map with finish line location:
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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 09:53:27 PM »
Keeping this separate since it has scenes from BOTH of the next two episodes!
 
 
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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2012, 09:55:27 PM »
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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2012, 10:53:48 PM »
It looks like the final memory challenge has the "Hello" and "Goodbye" we expected.  They have to raise banners with the correct "Hello" and "Goodbye" to match the country's flag flying at the top.

There is a US flag that may already have the banners in place as an example.

There is also a Mexican flag in the shot so that means that there are phony route countries in place to foil the Racers.   :lol3:



The location appears to match this Google Streetview:  Link





Everyone knows this location as the United Nations Building in New York City.  Note the flags reflecting in the windows at the bottom of the Streetview image.   :lol:

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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2012, 11:18:06 PM »
Last night's episode AND last week's episode, the Pit Stop greeter said 'goodbye' to one of the teams in the country's respective language.
I don't know if producers have asked greeters to do this to make things more cultural, OR it could be a possible memory task for the final Leg ('goodbye' in every language of every country you visited on the racer), thoughts?

you heard it hear first ;)
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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2012, 11:31:56 PM »
That's what 'we expected' means   :crazy:
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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2012, 11:37:38 PM »

Never mind the bit about the Mexican flag.  I see now that it is one of the regular flags flying in front of the UN   :groan:
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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2012, 11:52:15 PM »
 I'm really impressed that BVM was able to get the proper permissions. IIRC only The Translator has received permits for filming on U.N. property; even Hitchcock had to film NxNW guerilla-style.


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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2012, 11:55:45 PM »

 :lol: no surprise, the racers are at the Chateau and Gardens of Villandry, Loire Valley, France.  (the sign behind them says so... lol)

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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2012, 11:58:47 PM »
It's crazy!  They are set up in the vehicle drive through for the building:  where the limos go to drop off heads of state!

There is an 8 foot tall hedge that blocks the Racers from view by people on the street.  Folk in the offices across the street may have been able to see it if they looked out at the right time.  :waves:
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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2012, 12:12:23 AM »
 
 :yess:  I'm on a roll.... the racers are in the Elipsos trainhotel cafe car, going from Barcelona to Paris.

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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2012, 12:25:44 AM »
Last night's episode AND last week's episode, the Pit Stop greeter said 'goodbye' to one of the teams in the country's respective language.
I don't know if producers have asked greeters to do this to make things more cultural, OR it could be a possible memory task for the final Leg ('goodbye' in every language of every country you visited on the racer), thoughts?

you heard it hear first ;)

You were definitely the first person to point this out to us, great find!!
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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2012, 12:30:58 AM »
I'm really impressed that BVM was able to get the proper permissions. IIRC only The Translator has received permits for filming on U.N. property; even Hitchcock had to film NxNW guerilla-style.

The Australian version of Masterchef filmed the introduction for a team challenge (which featured most if not all of the UN ambassadors) inside the General Assembly Hall, with the judges behind the lectern.

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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2012, 01:21:23 AM »
Of course we have to start at the start!

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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2012, 01:45:17 AM »
Leg 11 (Palma, Mallorca, Spain → Loire Valley, France )

Filmed15 June
Broadcast9 December

ROUTE INFOPalma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) to Unknown
FLIGHTSUnknown

ROUTE INFOChâteau de Chenonceau, Chenonceaux


ROUTE INFOChâteau d'Amboise, Amboise

ROUTE INFOChâteau de Cheverny, Cheverny

PIT STOPUnknown

SafeUnknown

At Risk

EliminatedUnknown


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« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2012, 01:52:34 AM »
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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2012, 10:43:34 AM »
The chateau that is shown "over the water" is unquestionably Chateau Chenonceau. It is perhaps the most majestic and beautiful of the Loire Valley chateaux.

Since there is a maze in the gardens of this chateau, that could be a potential task for the racers.
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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2012, 10:46:52 AM »
The chateau featured in the PREVIEW is Chateau Chenonceau. I rate it the most beautiful chateau in the Loire Valley. It has a garden on its grounds with a maze and that may provide a task for racers.
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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2012, 10:51:45 AM »
The chateau featured in the PREVIEW is Chateaux Chenonceax. I rate it the most beautiful chateau.

Yes, we already know it from the Ep. 1 extended preview:

Here's a pic of it, almost same angle.




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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2012, 10:56:16 AM »
I think Lexi has incorrectly put Tot Ziens and Zai Jian under the Bangladeshi flag. The words under the Chinese and Indonesian flags should also be wrong. Beekman will probably do better at this, but I'm not sure about the Chips.

I see that the lower one of the sign on the China flag is correct for Hello in Chinese "Ni Hao", but probably the one above is wrong since "Zai Jian" is Goodbye in Chinese, I think the producers may even make it harder if teams have to arrange Hello and Goodbye at top and down position precisely.

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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2012, 11:17:40 AM »

 :lol: no surprise, the racers are at the Chateau and Gardens of Villandry, Loire Valley, France.  (the sign behind them says so... lol)


Consider the possibility that it is not Villandry you are looking at, but Chenonceau instead. The sign could be merely a poster advertising events in mid June at Villandry under a cooperative advertising effort.

I have looked at 48 photos of various parts of Chateau Villandry and have not seen anything that matches what is shown.

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Re: TAR 21 Ep 11 (France) "Take Down That Million" part 1
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2012, 11:53:07 AM »

Consider the possibility that it is not Villandry you are looking at, but Chenonceau instead......

ummm....no, I wont.  We think TAR visited Chateau Villandry because the gardens are shown in the opening title sequence of every episode this season.  Ever think they went to more than one chateau?  Let's all wait while you dig up a picture of Chenonceau that matches the racers running.   :lol:


 

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