Questions tagged [film-location]

For questions relating to the location of filming, rather than the location depicted in the final show. Use for questions trying to determine where a film was shot.

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Is this balcony with a protruding gargoyle a real place?

I have seen the below balcony in many movies. Is it an actual place? Where is it? In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows: In Men in Black 3:
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Is Lilo and Stitch set in a real city?

Having visited Kauai on multiple occasions and driven to pretty much every town on island, I am wondering if the town Lilo and Nani live in has ever been identified. In some ways it reminds me of ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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What’s up with the weird therapy room in “The Six Thatchers”?

At the end of The Six Thatchers, Sherlock is having a therapy session. We get two angles at the room in which this is happening: Unless I am very much mistaken, this suggests the following layout of ...
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Unusual parking garage elevator in opening scene of The Driver (1978)

In the opening scene of the 1978 film The Driver, Ryan O'Neal's character (the eponymous driver) rides an unusual and rather dangerous-looking elevator in a multi-storey parking garage. The elevator ...
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Is Darth Vader's castle on Mustafar in Rogue One?

In Rogue One, Darth Vader is introduced in what looks to be a castle (or lair) sitting atop a river of lava. The location looks to be the same planet where Vader was deformed in Revenge of the Sith - ...
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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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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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What movie is this set from? [closed]

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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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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Wayne Manor in Batman v Superman

Is the burnt out Wayne Manor in Batman v Superman (based) on a real location/stately home or is it just a CGI model of a 'standard' stately home?
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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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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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What is that famous diner from When Harry Met Sally?

I've seen movies that take it to another level by doing scenes in real restaurants. But I was wondering where this scene took place in. It doesn't look like a movie set. So I'm assuming it happened ...
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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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Why film in Canada when there's plenty of land in Montana?

The movie Legends Of The Fall (1994) is set in Montana, yet it was filmed entirely in Canada. There's plenty of land in Montana, and that was supposed to be the setting, so why would they film it in ...
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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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Was the final shot of Halt and Catch Fire S3/Ep8 done with a green screen?

Specifically, that incredible dolly zoom where a broken Joe MacMillan stands at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. The reason I ask is the background with the bridge looks too perfect, but on the ...
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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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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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Do establishing shots require a property owner's permission?

A recent story on the sale of the Brady Bunch house got me thinking about other famous fictional residences, such as stately Wayne Manor in the Batman TV series, the apartment buildings in Seinfeld ...
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What is the interior location where Spectre has its board meeting?

In Spectre (2015), there is a meeting of the board of Spectre chaired by Blofeld. When Bond approaches the exterior it is clearly Blenheim Palace. The meeting in the interior, which features a ...
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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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Is the Pod Racing location real?

In the Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, when Anakin participates in the Pod race on Tatooine we can see the big location of the race starting point. I know these buildings are fake. So my ...
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How do you define that a movie is “American”?

Consider The Dark Knight. It has listed "Country: USA | UK" and "Language: English | Mandarin", with filming locations in USA, UK, Hong Kong and others. Christopher Nolan is born in England. Yet, I ...
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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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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 ...
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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 show was 007 attending at the pyramids?

In the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, what show was that that 007 attended by the pyramids? Was/is that a real production that tourists could/can attend? Or was that all for the sake of the ...
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Sable Ranch Dragon's Head set/prop? [closed]

Sable Ranch, a California ranch used as an outdoor filming location for numerous films and TV shows, was hit by a wildfire on July 24th. CNN ran a story about the wildfire which included this ...
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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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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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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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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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A movie that takes place entirely underwater [closed]

Preamble: This is not a recommendation question. It is a cinema history question. Have there been any movies that take place entirely underwater? Criteria: a feature film no above-the-surface scene ...
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Why was “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” (1995) Filmed in Sydney, Australia?

I wonder why the 1995 Action Film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was Filmed in Sydney, Australia (standing in for Angel Grove, California). I mean, various Sydney Landmarks can be seen throughout the ...
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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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Why was “The Most Terrible Time in my Life” filmed in Taiwan?

edit: I've just read that Silence (2016) was also filmed in Taiwan. A screen shot of the trailer of the film The Most Terrible Time of my Life (1993), (Japanese: Waga jinsei saiaku no toki, 我が人生最悪の時) ...
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Were any scenes in Rogue One filmed in Tikal?

In Star Wars Episode IV, the scenes featuring the Rebel Base on Yavin IV were filmed at the historic Mayan site of Tikal, in Guatemala. Scenes at the same base appear in Rogue One; were these shot ...
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Is Jasper's house in the woods an existing location?

In the 2006 film Children of Men, Michael Caine's character Jasper lives in a house in the woods. Is this a real house? Are the interior shots from the same house, or a set? Is the house really in ...
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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 ...