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Telemark 08-28-2019 09:06 PM

Hey, I've been there! (Movie Locations)
 
I was watching John Wick: Chapter 2 tonight and there's a scene where Wick is fighting Cassian on some steps in Rome. As the scene rolled on it looked really familiar, so I pulled up a photo from our trip to Rome 3 years ago and sure enough we climbed those stairs walking back from midnight gelato after dinner one night. It was even shot from exactly the same spot where I took my favorite photo from the evening.

So, when have you been watching a movie and spotted a location that you recognized? Sure there will be some obvious ones but the more obscure the better.

Telemark 08-28-2019 09:12 PM

From the IMDB trivia section
Quote:

The fight between John Keanu Reeves and Cassian Common in Rome features a stairway which is one of the iconic parts of the map "Italy" from Half-Life: Counter-Strike (2000) and its successors.

kenobi 65 08-28-2019 09:34 PM

Several scenes in Backdraft (scenes taking place in an alderman's office) were shot in the offices where I worked at that time.

At about that same point in time, a scene in The Fugitive, with Dr. Kimble (Harrison Ford) on a pay phone next to the L tracks in downtown Chicago, was shot across the river from those same offices.

Colibri 08-28-2019 09:34 PM

The movie Doubt with Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman takes place in a neighborhood close to my own in the Bronx. One scene was shot in the Parkchester housing development, an area I'm very familiar with.

I visited Devil's Tower shortly after the filming of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, when some local buildings were still in the guise of the "decontamination camp" they appeared as in the movie.

Alpha Twit 08-28-2019 09:41 PM

The movie About Schmidt has a brief scene with the Great Platte River Road Archway. I've been to it a couple of times.

Robot Arm 08-28-2019 10:00 PM

I was in Los Angeles in December and made a special trip to find the Bradbury Building. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the inside is gorgeous; a tall atrium with exposed ironwork and cage elevators. It's been in dozens of movies and TV shows, and according to Wikipedia a couple comic books. A classic episode of The Outer Limits, "Demon With a Glass Hand" was shot there. When J.F. Sebastian takes Pris back to his apartment in Blade Runner, that was at the Bradbury. I saw the American remake of M a few months ago and there's a long sequence where a gang is searching for a killer who's hiding in a locked office on one of the upper floors. It's instantly recognizable.

There's a scene in WarGames where Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy are rushing to catch a ferry that was shot only a few miles from where I grew up.

cochrane 08-28-2019 10:05 PM

Cambria County War Memorial in Johnstown,, PA, where they filmed Slapshot. I attended many Johnstown Jets hockey games when I was living there and went down there to watch filming. I've also stood in many of the locations where they filmed All the Right Moves a few years later.

Author Balk 08-28-2019 10:08 PM

The Insider had scenes from downtown Louisville. I worked there at the time. It included the lobby where I worked.
I don’t live too far from a house that was in The Green Mile. I pass by it occasionally.

Baker 08-28-2019 10:19 PM

Part of the TV movie I Can Make You Love Me, (alt title Stalking Laura), with Brooke Shields and Richard Thomas, was shot in Topeka Kansas. In one scene, at the office park where Laura Black works, one can see over the building to the west, and recognize the Wal Mart(as it was then), with the red, blue, and yellow roof. Very distinctive.

In the TV movie Cross of Fire, the Kansas state capitol building stands in for that of Indiana. I know the angle the scene there was shot from

Skywatcher 08-28-2019 10:42 PM

The opening scenes of Steve McQueen's final movie (The Hunter) were filmed in the area where I spent the first 11 years of my life. LeVar Burton's character was captured in the town where my dad & I got our haircuts after the local barber closed up shop. The billboards they drive by were along County Route 12 near where 12 intersects with State Route 17.

We moved away from the area 14 months before the movie was released.

madsircool 08-28-2019 10:45 PM

Ive been hiking at Vazquez Rocks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasquez_Rocks . In the future Spock and Kirk will battle aliens here.

Anamorphic 08-28-2019 10:48 PM

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this on the boards before - and keeping with the stairway theme from the OP - but I live on the same block where the famous Laurel & Hardy short "The Music Box" was shot. I walk up and down those steps all the time.

NDP 08-28-2019 11:16 PM

In the film adaptation of The Road, there's a scene where the two protagonists come across the steel skeleton frame of a ship that ran ashore on a beach. That wrecked boat is the Peter Iredale. When I saw the movie, I immediately recognized the ship because I've often visited the northern Oregon Coast.

Gatopescado 08-28-2019 11:21 PM

There was an old Clint Eastwood movie with I think, George Kennedy, too. Filmed in Northern Nevada. Been all over that shit. One scene, they drive up a dirt road, and onto Kingsbury Grade. I know that road very well. Also, where they shot some guy on the bridge just prior. All in my wheelhouse.

Charley Varik? Just came up with that.

Gatopescado 08-28-2019 11:31 PM

Wow, was I wrong. Walter Matheau and stuff... Drinking tonight... sorry.

Horatio Hellpop 08-28-2019 11:36 PM

I lived on Bainbridge Island, WA, where at least some parts of Five Easy Pieces were filmed. One restaurant claims to have been the locale for the "Hold it between your legs" scene, but I don't see a resemblance.

Breach, the Chris Cooper movie about FBI turncoat Robert Hanssen, had some park and woodland scenes filmed near where I grew up in northern Virginia. The story said Vienna or Fairfax, but it kid of looked like Reston to me.

Every DC-based movie from the 80s and 90s has location shots in Adams-Morgan, 18th St and Columbia Rd. Many of these feature the exterior of Lautrec's, a yellow brick restaurant with a Parisian man painted on the edifice. Across the street, there's a bookstore--Idle Time Books--where Tom Cruise chats it up with a grizzled old newsie (DC has none of those) in A Few Good Men. I knew that bookstore pretty well.

Sicks Ate 08-28-2019 11:51 PM

Cold Turkey
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_Turkey_(film)

was filmed in Macksburg, Greenfield, Orient, and Winterset, IA.

My mom is from a farm outside of Macksburg, and my dad is from Orient. So I've been to all those places.

Consequently, I've also been to the bridges in Bridges of Madison County.... before they were cool.

Shoeless 08-29-2019 12:00 AM

Several years ago, on a trip to Seattle, friends took us out to Fort Worden on the Olympic peninsula. As we were driving through, I got this weird sense of deja vu. A few minutes later it finally hit me -- it was where they filmed An Officer and a Gentleman. (So I guess mine is backwards... saw the movie first and found myself in the location later.)

hogarth 08-29-2019 12:24 AM

I went on a work retreat to the Bahamas, then a few years later I saw the Atlantis Resort and the Ocean Club in the Daniel Craig Bond film "Casino Royale".

A few years ago, I was watching the beginning of the movie "Police Academy" (the first one). There's a scene where Steve Guttenberg is parking cars and I realised that the office building I was working in was built on that parking lot.

There are a number of other locations in Toronto that I have recognized in films:

* In the movie "The Incredible Hulk", the Hulk and the Abomination have a big fight in Harlem which was shot downtown on Yonge Street (with a very conspicuous shot of the strip club Zanzibar).

* The movie "Suicide Squad" had a bunch of locations in different parts of Toronto. One time my wife and I were walking in front of the MaRS Centre and a whole row of military vehicles were parked on the street. I wasn't sure what was going on until I noticed that the MaRS Centre was covered with fake bullet holes and a sign saying it was the "John F. Ostrander Federal Building".

* Lots of movies use the unusual-looking Roy Thomson Hall as a semi-futuristic shooting location. For instance, the recent TV show "The Boys" used computer graphics to turn it into the superheroes' skyscraper headquarter. Also, my current office building was used for a bank robbery scene in the same show. I watched some of the filming from inside the building, which was kind of neat.

Horatio Hellpop 08-29-2019 12:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Shoeless (Post 21831256)
Several years ago, on a trip to Seattle, friends took us out to Fort Worden on the Olympic peninsula. As we were driving through, I got this weird sense of deja vu. A few minutes later it finally hit me -- it was where they filmed An Officer and a Gentleman. (So I guess mine is backwards... saw the movie first and found myself in the location later.)

Yes! You can rent those officer's houses. My family rented one of those for a big Thanksgiving weekend a few years ago.

Horatio Hellpop 08-29-2019 12:47 AM

Skyfall has a bunch of locations I've been to or near. The "elevator" scene in Shanghai? I've spent plenty of time in that neighborhood in Pudong. London? Well, the whole city is a 007 crime scene. That grass hut bar on a beach? Your guess is as good as mine, but it sure looks like a place I visited in Guam once...

Spoons 08-29-2019 12:51 AM

Keeping with the Toronto theme suggested by hogarth, if you recall Silver Streak, and the scene where Gene Wilder applies shoe polish to his face in the washroom; well, I've taken more than a few leaks in that washroom.

In fact, all three "big city" train stations shown in the movie--Los Angeles, Kansas City, and Chicago--were one station, that being Toronto's Union Station. I know it well, having taken many train trips into and out of that station, when I lived in Toronto.

terentii 08-29-2019 01:40 AM

It was immediately obvious to me that Drop Dead Fred was filmed in Minneapolis and St Paul. The scene where Phoebe Cates is in front of what I'm pretty sure is the Federal Reserve Building suddenly transported me from a small town in Czechoslovakia back to the Nicollet Mall.

The scene in Firefox where Clint Eastwood makes a getaway in what's supposed to be the Moscow metro was clearly shot in Helsinki, which at that time had only one subway line (when I was there in 1990, my Finnish classmate who was showing me around called it the city's biggest joke). The old part of town has actually substituted for Moscow in a lot of movies.

Any movie filmed on location in Moscow or St Petersburg will show lots of places I've been and recognize immediately. Sometimes the geographical discontinuities are jarring; in the opening scenes of The Saint, people ran from the Hotel Ukraina to Red Square (separated by ~2 1/2 miles) in less than ten seconds.

I was once watching a movie filmed on location in Venice (don't remember the title) where a woman was walking along the waterfront near the Bridge of Sighs, snapping photos. Every time they showed what she was supposedly looking at through her viewfinder, the picture was nothing like what you would actually see if you were there.

terentii 08-29-2019 01:47 AM

I was watching the episode of CSI: NY where they found the body in the underground habitat at the site of the 1964--65 World's Fair when they showed the plaza leading up to the Unisphere. I pointed at the screen and told my daughter I stood on exactly on that spot when I was nine years old!

FairyChatMom 08-29-2019 06:44 AM

About 5 years ago, my mom and I took a cruise around the British Isles, including a stop in the Shetland Islands. A couple of years back, I found the series Shetland on Netflix and saw several of the places we passed/visited in Lerwick.

Homicide: Life on the Street used the exterior of the old Recreation Pier on Thames street in Fells Point as the headquarters. I used to play there as a child and my sister tended bar across the street from there for 30+ years.

Telemark 08-29-2019 06:58 AM

The opening scene of The Social Network was shot in a pub called "The Thirsty Scholar" which is right around the corner from where I live. We eat there from time to time and we've occasionally sat at that table.

And there's a sign pointing out the table at Katz's Deli where they filmed the "I'll have what she's having" scene in When Harry Met Sally but I think that falls in the too obvious category now.

kitap 08-29-2019 07:01 AM

I saw Billy Jack in the 80s and realized part of it was filmed at Bandelier National Monument, which I had visited in the late 70s.

Gus Gusterson 08-29-2019 07:07 AM

I have been on Skellig Michael, the tiny island off the coast of Ireland where Luke Skywalker lived in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Koldanar 08-29-2019 07:08 AM

I lived in Upper Darby at the time they were filming Silver Linings playbook - we go to a farmers market across the street from the movie theater, and our first daycare was across the street from the Llanerch diner.

It was odd seeing the actors jogging in the film, and watching them teleport from Upper Darby to the neighboring town (Havertown) over and over.

Isamu 08-29-2019 07:14 AM

Black Rain. A lot of the Japan filming locations were in Osaka and Kobe. I've been to them all. The final fight scene (motorbike chase in the countryside) takes place at, what looks to be, a winery of all things. If it was a winery and in Japan I might have been there too.

mcgato 08-29-2019 07:24 AM

Shortly after I moved to Hoboken, NJ, I was walking past a park that looked vaguely familiar. I stood there for a while, until it came to me, that a scene from "On the Waterfront" was shot there. It is where Karl Malden is talking to Eva Marie Saint, as they look toward the shipyard.

My company was located in northern New Jersey, and we had a summer picnic in the same park where "Big" shot the carnival scene with the Zoltar machine. The scenes with Tom Hanks bicycling back to the carnival the next day were also shot in the area. The place is Palisades Park near the George Washington Bridge, with the specific park with the carnival is Ross Dock Picnic area.

Living for a while in the New York City area, there are tons of other locations that are used in TV and movies.

MrAtoz 08-29-2019 07:41 AM

The Gene Hackman movie Hoosiers was filmed largely in Indiana. In particular, the championship game was filmed in Hinkle Fieldhouse on the campus of Butler University. I worked at Butler for five years, and passed by the Fieldhouse every day.

Much less famous, there is an ultra-cheapo action movie called Terror Squad, starring Chuck Connors, that was filmed in my hometown of Kokomo, Indiana. It is filled with locations that I knew well, including my old high school and the public library. My former boss had a short appearance as an extra, playing an old man who gets run over by terrorists during a car chase.

Isamu 08-29-2019 07:46 AM

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Originally Posted by mcgato (Post 21831479)
Living for a while in the New York City area, there are tons of other locations that are used in TV and movies.

Yeah I guess if you're from NYC (or LA?) you've been to all the movie locations.

Jophiel 08-29-2019 07:50 AM

Twice a day, five days a week, I drive by the Kent farm from the recent DC Superman films. In reality, it's a farm field in the outer Chicago suburbs with some barns but they threw up the Kent residence exterior to shoot the scenes. It actually went up and down twice since they didn't keep it between films -- you'd think it'd be easier to leave it but since it's not a real house, maybe it doesn't weather well. Never saw any film action going on; the the days they'd be filming there was a ton of police posted to keep the lookie-loos away. Not that I would have stopped my commute to catch a glimpse of someone anyway.

SykoSkotty 08-29-2019 07:58 AM

I've been to the island of Kauai twice; several movies have been filmed there but most notably are the massive waterfall from the beginning of Jurassic Park and the opening scenes from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Also of note : in the opening scenes of the Blues Brothers, when they jump the car over the raised bridge - that was right next to Dundee Cement Co where my Father worked. He watched them film that scene and got to meet the stuntmen who actually did the jump.

DCnDC 08-29-2019 07:59 AM

Judging by the wear on the stairs, I'm certain A LOT of people have walked down the Untouchables stairs at Chicago's Union Station. It was still cool to walk down them.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Horatio Hellpop (Post 21831235)
Breach, the Chris Cooper movie about FBI turncoat Robert Hanssen, had some park and woodland scenes filmed near where I grew up in northern Virginia. The story said Vienna or Fairfax, but it kid of looked like Reston to me.

One of the few films I've ever seen that actually filmed inside an actual DC Metro station, and not some other city's subway passed off as DC's Metro.

In the upcoming Wonder Woman sequel they filmed some scenes in Georgetown, and because it takes place in the 80s, they recreated a few notable 80s Georgetown establishments, such as Commander Salamander, even though it wasn't in the exact location of the now-long-gone store (and the sign wasn't 100% accurate, but whatever).

Ike Witt 08-29-2019 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hogarth (Post 21831274)
There are a number of other locations in Toronto that I have recognized in films:

* In the movie "The Incredible Hulk", the Hulk and the Abomination have a big fight in Harlem which was shot downtown on Yonge Street (with a very conspicuous shot of the strip club Zanzibar).

* The movie "Suicide Squad" had a bunch of locations in different parts of Toronto. One time my wife and I were walking in front of the MaRS Centre and a whole row of military vehicles were parked on the street. I wasn't sure what was going on until I noticed that the MaRS Centre was covered with fake bullet holes and a sign saying it was the "John F. Ostrander Federal Building".

* Lots of movies use the unusual-looking Roy Thomson Hall as a semi-futuristic shooting location. For instance, the recent TV show "The Boys" used computer graphics to turn it into the superheroes' skyscraper headquarter. Also, my current office building was used for a bank robbery scene in the same show. I watched some of the filming from inside the building, which was kind of neat.

The scene in 'Kickass' where he is filmed fighting in a coffee shop parking lot was just up the street from where I live. Dip 'N Sip donuts (Kingston and Main) was torn down several years ago and is now condos.

There were also some good views of downtown in 'Shoot 'Em Up'.

Also, just about everything in 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World', and many of the shots in 'Shazam'.....

campp 08-29-2019 08:15 AM

Several locations along Route 66 in northern Arizona, used in Easy Rider. The gas station and motel scenes in particular.

Elendil's Heir 08-29-2019 08:35 AM

I've been to the Old Post Office in Washington, used for part of a chase scene in the Kevin Costner film No Way Out. Likewise the Federal Triangle location which appears in the In the Line of Fire scene where Clint Eastwood, playing an aging Secret Service agent, becomes exhausted running alongside the presidential limo. And of course the White House and U.S. Capitol, where I've often been, have been in lots o' movies.

The Tennessee holding facility from which Dr. Hannibal Lecter escapes after clubbing two guards in The Silence of the Lambs is actually the Allegheny County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh; I've been there several times. The climactic fight scene between Batman and Bane in The Dark Knight Rises is on the steps of the Carnegie Institute, not far away. The campus of my prep school near Pittsburgh was used for scenes from a Valerie Bertinelli TV movie, the name of which escapes me.

In Cleveland, the Old County Courthouse which appears in the Kevin Bacon movie Telling Lies in America is just down the street from where an action scene from Alex Cross was filmed, and a chase scene from The Fate of the Furious was also filmed just a stone's throw from there (I saw the cars zipping up and down the closed street several times one day). Street scenes from Spider-Man 3 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier were also filmed within easy walking distance of there. Another Costner movie, Draft Day, was filmed in Cleveland, and I recognized a half-dozen locations from that. At one point he drives a nonsensical route across town; part of it is a stretch of road near my house that I've been on a million times.

I know the U.S. Naval Academy professor whose office doubled for Harrison Ford's in Patriot Games, but haven't been in it myself.

And I was happily in a key filming location for The Avengers in Cleveland: https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...d.php?t=650920

Machine Elf 08-29-2019 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isamu (Post 21831458)
Black Rain. A lot of the Japan filming locations were in Osaka and Kobe. I've been to them all. The final fight scene (motorbike chase in the countryside) takes place at, what looks to be, a winery of all things. If it was a winery and in Japan I might have been there too.

According to Wikipedia, the winery is not in Japan:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wikipedia
The high cost and red tape involved in filming in Japan prompted director Scott to declare that he would never film in that country again. Scott was eventually forced to leave the country and complete the final climactic scene (which included American character actor Al Leong) in Napa Valley, California.

In summer '94 I was in Scotland on a family vacation when we drove up a valley and ended up in the middle of a fake stone village that had been set up for the filming of Braveheart; it was the village where Murron was attacked by a rapacious English soldier.

kayaker 08-29-2019 08:44 AM

A friend of mine (RIP) was an extra in the movie Kingpin. He took us to the field where he and other Amish dressed extras danced around for the closing credits.

CalMeacham 08-29-2019 08:46 AM

The very opening of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade amazed me -- I'd spent the previous two summers hiking through Arches National Park in Utah, and that very first shot, with the sandstone peak and the nearby one that looks sorta like the bust of Nefertiti I instantly recognized as Courthouse Towers there. The shot looks like it;'s in the middle of nowhere, but the camera was obviously placed on the asphalt road that runs by it, and they also clearly stopped traffic, because otherwise you'd see it in the background. The place where the string of horses was passing was normally set with strings blocking off tourists from walking all over the cryptogamic soil.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...jaxhist=0&vt=0

Subsequent shots showed other characteristic Arches formations -- Balanced Rock, the Three Gossips, Double Arch, Skull Arch. Of course, none of these are near each other (although Balanced Rock is just off the same road that's near Courthouse Towers), or in any sort of line. They assembled a lot of shots in different places to give the impression of a single journey.


Grownups 2 has a scene shot at Stackpole Field in Saugus, Massachusetts. It's an easy walk from my house (although, for some reason, they painted the fences before the shot, and then painted them afterwards). My daughter played Field Hockey there with the Saugus Girls' Field Hockey team.

https://www.wickedlocal.com/article/...News/305309849

The opening credits for Ted 2 include a shot of the miniature golf course on Route 1 in Saugus -- the one with the iconic fluorescent orange T. rex (with fluorescent green eyes). The golf course is no longer there, but they preserved the T. rex.
https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/15217

Intergalactic Gladiator 08-29-2019 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenobi 65 (Post 21831102)

At about that same point in time, a scene in The Fugitive, with Dr. Kimble (Harrison Ford) on a pay phone next to the L tracks in downtown Chicago, was shot across the river from those same offices.

I've been to where the train wreck scene was filmed. It's in the mountains of North Carolina and it was left there as a nominal tourist attraction and I got a pic of me poised to leap off the wreck. I don't know where that picture ended up, I think that I gave it to my then-girlfriend.

I've also been to Wacker drive where Blues Brothers and Dark Knight scenes were filmed. Also Wrigley Field.

Smitty 08-29-2019 08:54 AM

The grandparents' house in Powder was located in the small Texas town where I grew up.

My wife worked in the office building in Pittsburgh where they shot the famous dancing/water bucket dumping scene of Flashdance.

Treppenwitz 08-29-2019 08:56 AM

We went to Zimmerman's stores in Intercourse, PA, where scenes from the movie Witness were shot. (Aside: for some reason I was standing outside with our friends' children, politely trying not to stare at people in Amish dress because, of course, their lives are entirely separate from ours and they have nothing to do with us "English". But an Amish lady caught my eye anyway. "Nice kids", she said. I was speechless, because, you know, their lives are entirely separate from.........Moral: Don't believe everything you're told.)

I live ten miles or so from the Bluebell Railway, a preserved (steam) railway. Been there many times, cycle past it often. It's been in more movies than you could shake a stick at (and even moreso TV shows). Here's the IMDB stick shaking page.

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Intergalactic Gladiator 08-29-2019 09:03 AM

Also I've been to Istanbul, then I took a film studies course in college and we watched From Russia With Love and some of the locations were familiar looking.

Also also, Union Station in Chicago where The Untouchables had a shootout.

Also also also I've been to Main North High School, location of The Breakfast Club. It's a State of Illinois office now.

pulykamell 08-29-2019 09:13 AM

I worked for two months in the town of Port Appin, Scotland in the West Highlands. Every day, I would run along a road by Loch Linnhe and towards the turnaround point of my run, there was a small castle on an island in the middle of the loch. The locals told me it was called Castle Stalker. But not once did anybody tell me that was the castle at the final scene of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I only discovered it a year or so later when I was back home in the US watching the movie on the VCR. I get to the end scene and suddenly realize, wait, is that Castle Stalker? That sure as hell looks like Castle Stalker! I pause the scene to get out some pictures I had of the castle and, sure enough, the hills/mountains in the background match, and it's the same castle. How did nobody in that time tell me this?

Sir T-Cups 08-29-2019 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SykoSkotty (Post 21831541)
I've been to the island of Kauai twice; several movies have been filmed there but most notably are the massive waterfall from the beginning of Jurassic Park and the opening scenes from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

We have a condo on Kauai that we visit twice a year, so we've seen a handful of movie sets. Our Marriot is actually the same one the Jurassic Park crew stayed in during filming and (famously) a hurricane hit the island while they were filming and they took some shots before it got too bad. There's a scene in the movie when Nedry is running away of a big wave going over a retention wall, we see that wall every day from our room.

Also have visited the field where the Gallimumuses ran and some waterfall they filmed some Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

KneadToKnow 08-29-2019 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Intergalactic Gladiator (Post 21831646)
I've been to where the train wreck scene was filmed. It's in the mountains of North Carolina and it was left there as a nominal tourist attraction and I got a pic of me poised to leap off the wreck. I don't know where that picture ended up, I think that I gave it to my then-girlfriend.

I've been there, too. By pure coincidence, I actually honeymooned in Dillsboro, NC, just around the corner from where the train wreck later was done, and visited the town again a few years after the film, so saw it before and after.

One town over from that (Sylva, NC) is where the "downtown" street scenes from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri were filmed, and I've been there as well. You almost can't go to Dillsboro without going through Sylva either coming or going.

Here in Charlotte, I've been lots of places that have been in movies and TV, but most of them are pretty nondescript. E.g., they filmed some scenes for Homeland in the alley behind my workplace. Probably the most noticeable is City Grille from Shallow Hal. My wife and my sister-in-law have some items they sold off after making that film, in fact. My sister-in-law's living room furniture is Hal's leather couch and chair.


ETA: Oh, and I've been on Fort Jackson tons of times, which IIRC was used to film Penny Marhsall's Renaissance Man and possibly others.

peccavi 08-29-2019 09:19 AM

The mall and the food court in Jackie Brown (old Del Amo mall, completely revamped now).

The diner in Pulp Fiction (it was on Hawthorne Boulevard, torn down years ago)

The...

On reflection, for Angelenos a better question might be "Where have you been in Los Angeles that hasn't been on film or television?

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