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Muscle Beach Filming Location

The IMDB entry for Muscle Beach Party says that the filming location was Paradise Cove. But a recent entry in the discussion area disputes this, saying that Topanga Beach is more likely... ...
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Where was the 1952 movie “Hong Kong” filmed?

Where was the movie "Hong Kong" starring Ronald Reagan filmed? Were the Hong Kong scenes actually filmed in Hong Kong? The tram "ding ding" looks and sounds real to me and some of the shots of the ...
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Were Poltergist and E.T. filmed in the same neighborhood?

Were the two 1982 Spielberg movies E.T. and Poltergeist filmed in the same neighborhood? They were both filmed in tract housing developments during the same year. Were they filmed in the same place in ...
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Where is this place from Silicon Valley 3?

Just wondering where is this restaurant really located in "Silicon Valley 3"? Is this really in Silicon Valley or somewhere else? Does anybody know it by chance?
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Did they use the real Farnsworth House for filming?

When watching Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice I first noticed that Bruce Wayne's house, to which he moved after Wayne Manor apparently burned down, was modelled closely after Farnsworth House. But ...
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Location of the scene with the river and waterfall: is the waterfall a joining of two streams?

This is an image from The Assassin (2015): It appears approximately 60 minutes into the film. In it, the river appears to be moving TOWARDS the waterfall in the back. In every waterfall I've ever ...
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The Godfather II Film Locations

I'm trying to find a couple of locations from GF II. First, the olive oil mill/facility of Tommasino, where Michael makes such a cute face when he tastes an olive. Who knows where this locations ...
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Film Location of Don Ciccio's Villa

Can anyone tell me the location of Don Ciccio's villa? It was used twice in GF II. Once for the death of Vito's mother, and Vito's subsequent escape. Then again, when the adult Vito returns to ...
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How long was that Runway?

In the final showdown of Furious 6 when Shaw's crew go to escape on the plane that was described by Roman as "a planet" the entire showdown is on a continuous strait stretch of runway with Dom's crew ...
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What city is used for cityscape shots in The Flash?

The shows Arrow and The Flash take place in Starling City and nearby(?) Central City. My understanding (assumption) is that both shows are filmed in Vancouver, although each show has city shots ...
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How much did Legendary Pictures' connections to the Pittsburgh Steelers really influence the production of The Dark Knight Rises?

As explained in previous questions, the fact that the football players of the Gotham Rogues in The Dark Knight Rises were largely played by actual football players from the Pittsburgh Steelers was ...
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Do “Arrow” and “The Flash” share sets?

Watching a recent episode of Arrow (Season 4 Episode 15 "Taken"), I get a feeling that Oliver's Star City mayoral race campaign headquarters looks incredibly identical to Central City's Police ...
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How much in Taken 2 was actually filmed in Istanbul?

In Taken 2, the characters end up in Istanbul. In the film we end up seeing quite a bit of a market and surrounding buildings. Were any of the scenes actually filmed in Istanbul? If so, which ones?
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What country does No Escape take place in?

I know it's never explicitly stated in No Escape or on its Wikipedia, but what language are the natives of the country speaking, and what is the written language we see on signs/maps throughout the ...
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Who really designed The Lake House and under what considerations?

A major setting in The Lake House is the eponymous house at the shore of a lake in the middle of nowhere, where both Alex and Kate lived consecutively and which Alex's father designed and built for ...
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Were the 30 Rock Live episodes shot at 30 Rock?

Were the 30 Rock live episodes, one each from seasons 5 and 6 shot from studio 6H at 30 Rock itself or were they shot at a different location? Since there were at least more than 4 different sets in ...
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What movie is this set from?

While on a motorbiking trip across America in 2012, we had the good fortune to be taken to visit a movie set. We were not allowed onto the set itself as they were due to start filming soon after we ...
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Where was this scene from The Revenant filmed?

I was really impressed by this scene in The Revenant: Could anyone tell me where it was filmed?
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Was Narcos shot on location?

The show features scenes from many places in Colombia, most notable Medellín but also Bogotá and Cali, as well as brief interludes from Chile/Peru and Panama. How much of the South American scenes ...
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Jesus Christ Superstar shooting places guide?

I have been up to Avdat today and I think I recognize it being used in a few scenes of the 1973 movie version of Jesus Christ Superstar, but of course it's really hard -- obviously they "dressed" the ...
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How can one tell the country of origin of a movie?

I recently watched the movie Beasts of no Nation and most of the characters and location were all Ghanaian -- but I kind of think that is not enough to qualify the movie as Ghanaian. How can one ...
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Avengers: Age of Ultron - “Sokovia” filming location?

I am talking about a specific scene in Avengers: Age of Ultron (at ~00:04:17 (+/-)), it is shortly after Stark's iron legion lands on Sovakia's streets declaring that the area is not safe and they are ...
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Where was the Scottish Skyfall scene filmed?

I know Scotland very well and have several theories of my own but can anyone tell me where this iconic shot was taken? Ideally I'm after as accurate a location as possible as I'm fairly sure I can ...
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Was there a real Skyfall house in Scotland?

I was re-watching Skyfall, and saw that his parents' house was supposed to have been in Scotland. I was guessing right next to Hogwarts. So, the question is, is Skyfall house a real lodge/house in ...
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Is the Los Pollos Hermanos eatery a real place or a movie set?

In overall Breaking Bad series, only 2 of the eateries of Los Pollos Hermanos eateries were shown. One in which the main events happen and another one is within mall or commercial complex which is ...
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Could someone confirm this filming location?

I was watching Hannibal, and thought I recognized the museum from a visit to Toronto years ago (which is where I know they film most of the show). The episode is called "Naka-choko", but I couldn't' ...
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Where were Saul & Mira at the end of Season 3?

Near the close of the last episode of series 3 of homeland we see Saul & Mira relaxing on the rooftop of a sun-kissed building; but where are they? I think I remember in a different episode Saul ...
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How did “Good Kill” get the cooperation of the Air Force?

How did Good Kill (2014) get the cooperation of the Air Force? It's a heavy handed moralistic drama about an ex-airman who is driven to drink because of his "conscience" as a Predator pilot and how ...
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Is X Files shot on location at UMD's campus?

This is a somewhat obscure question, but through a bit of Googling and a bit of background work, I've been unable to find an answer. I'm a UMD student, and have been trying to ascertain whether or ...
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Were the barn scenes in Transformers: Age of Extinction and Astronaut Farmer filmed at the same location?

Wondering if two scenes were filmed in the same place... I just saw Transformers: Age of Extinction and was struck by the barn where Mark Wahlberg's character does his tinkering. It instantly made ...
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How would a producer decide whether to use a real or “mock” site for filming?

I'm working on a screenplay that features a scene in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Specifically, the hero and heroine are shown walking around the capital's "Casa Rosa" (Pink House), which is the Argentine ...
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Where was the opening scene of Knight and Day filmed?

The opening scene of Knight and Day shows the two main characters "accidentally" bumping into each other twice, in the Wichita airport. The city of Wichita, and the state of Kansas, are mentioned many ...
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Where are Monica and Chandler's apartments?

In the TV show Friends, what is the real world address for the building always shown in exterior shots of Monica's (and the separate apartment across the hall which was formally Chandler's, and is now ...
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When did movies first start to show real world from inside a car?

When did movies first start to show real world from inside a car and not a studio-based rear projection? What was the first movie that contains car sequences all made with real action shots?
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What city is Sin City based on, if any?

I know Sin City is fictional, but so are Gotham City and Metropolis, both of which are obviously New York City (one of the DC writers, I forget who, once said Gotham City is New York by night while ...
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What real-world mountain was used in Where Eagles Dare?

What is the real-world mountain that was used for filming the cable car scene in Where Eagles Dare?
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Soundtrack idioms in movies

I use the term "Soundtrack idiom" to mean a very short musical phrase that immediately informs the viewer that the scene has shifted to a new location, and also suggests where the location is. A ...
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Shooting location for Cloud Atlas: where is this tower?

I would love to find out the name of this tower: It's in Cambridge, but that's about all I know. It's for a project. IMDB is pretty inconsequential. Is there a better website for finding film ...
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Why was Gotham City moved to New York City in The Dark Knight Rises?

The Dark Knight was shot in Chicago. And so was Batman Begins. But The Dark Knight Rises is clearly shot in New York City. Why was Gotham moved to a new city for the last part of the trilogy?
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Why was Stephen Colbert's cameo in The Office done entirely by webcam?

In the U.S. series The Office episode entitled Here Comes Treble Stephen Colbert plays the role of "Broccoli Rob", a Cornell alum and a Capella who competes with Andy for the lime light. However, ...
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Filming Location: Fox Hills Crematory in Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Anyone know where the Fox Hills Crematory in the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode "DEAD" (S2:E1) was filmed? It looks an awful lot like the carriage house of the Bartow-Pell Mansion/Museum in ...