FSOG MOVIE ALT. ENDING CG JOGGING IN THE RAIN TOWARDS ANA
When the FSOG movie came out a lot of fans were somewhat questioning the abrupt ending at the elevator with Christian and Ana. I had heard and read that in the original fan fiction written by E. L James there is a part at the end where Christian goes jogging on the streets near Ana’s apartment several times. Many had hoped this would be in the movies ending. When the Blu-Ray/DVDs came out it included an alternate ending which had the Christian jogging scene for the ending. He is a sad figure jogging in the rain supposedly near her Seattle apartment.
The other areas he was jogging were Oceanic Plaza , Coal Harbor Waterfront, plus a scene jogging and entering into the Fairmont Vancouver. He is also seen jogging on another street scene that was not used in the movie. I noticed that he was wearing different running clothes for both those locations. They had him jogging through the downtown areas of Vancouver along two different routes with the same two different jogging outfits. When he was jogging on the Coal Harbor waterfront he was wearing a light grey zip up hooded sweat shirt and dark grey pants. I discovered that he was wearing the same outfit when he was jogging in the gaslamp area jogging towards where they filmed Ana’s Apt. They also filmed the bike incident right on the same street he was jogging. They added some rain so that his jacket was soaked by the time he was done filming. They actually had a person keeping his jacket wet during the filming.
They used the Gaslamp district for several locations in the film including the Bike Incident corner, Burrard Iron Works as the drunk dial bar, Ana’s apartment, Rainier Provisions Coffee shop and The Paper Hound Bookshop. The look of the area is very similar to Portlands old town district with the brick sidewalks and buildings.
Last year when they filmed the movie in Vancouver BC I did notice that they did indeed include filming a scene with Jamie jogging along Alexander St. in the gaslamp area, near where they filmed Ana’s Seattle apt. front. They used artificial rain over him and he was definitely wet for the filming. Recently when I returned to Vancouver this location was on my list to find. It was an easy find along Alexander Street with the yellowed building on the corner behind his back and the wrought iron railing he jogs around on the sidewalk. You can see those two features in the photos from the alternate ending and my photos. Coincidentally, the actual location of the building used for Ana’s Seattle apt. front is just a block away from where they filmed Jamie jogging.
I found the railing by matching the circular shapes around the top of it.
Alexander Street runs along the left side of this center bldg. and comes into Gassy Jack Square.
These are from filming last year and credit to photographer.