>>There was a movie a few years ago in which the location for the home of one of the main characters was in one of the most poverty ridden areas and her "neighborhood church" was filmed in one of the most affluent churches in the area. (Probably no one but a native would have noted this, but the movie was filmed locally and I was familiar with both locations.)<<
My posting was not intended to be snobbish in any way, but I remember at one Sunday service at our church (the one on the film) they were asking for "extras" for "a movie to be filmed a few weeks later." However, Alas !I was not one of the extras, so don't look for me if you ever see "Midnight Clear.". When the film came out later, I was a bit surprised at the contrasts between the two locations, being familiar with both. Actually, the "church scene" only takes less than a minute, but just long enough to identify the location of the setting ; probably wouldn't even have been caught by a nitpicker without first hand knowledge. LOL.
>>Looking at the photos of Guggenheim, Ensign looked like he could have been his father<<
Guggenheim actually looks even a bit youthful in the photos...more like the playboy he probably was... and he could have been cast as Ensign's son for that matter. OK, Jeremy !..Same thing ! LOL.
>>First and most importantly, the casting of Bernard Fox as Archibald Gracie. Gracie was NOT a bumbling Anglo-Indian colonel; he was the scion of an American family, at that time based in Mobile, Alabama, although his ancestry included the namesake Archibald Gracie who built Gracie Mansion in New York.<<
I don't know about the physical resemblance but Archibald Gracie comes out as a much more sympathetic portrayal in ANTR than in "Titanic".