Whether each of those shots is real or a model on green screen is probably not at issue.
The building itself is real.
It's the Chrysler Building, on Manhattan Island, New York City.
I guess the reasons it appears so often in movies are
It could be one of the most photogenic buildings in existence. There aren't too many true art deco skyscrapers around.
Is Lilo and Stitch set in a real city?
In some ways it reminds me of the northern side of Koloa, but the shops are closer to what you see in Kapaa.
You are definitely on point there, per: ‘Lilo And Stitch’ Find A Home In Hanapepe
Those familiar with the island recognize that the setting seems to be a blend of Kauai’s North and Southeast shores. ...
No. 90 Bedford Street, on the southeast corner of Bedford and Grove Streets, stood-in as the exterior of her building.
In the ground floor of their building was the coffee shop, Central Perk, where the gang spent the other half of their time. There is a ground floor food establishment at 90 Bedford, but Central Perk is a little ...
The Majority of the externals and locations for the show are filmed in Portland, Oregon (particularly the cityscapes).
The studios in which CW films both The Flash and Arrow are based in Vancouver, and some minor externals are filmed there as well (anything casual and unimpressive; not to sleight Vancouver, at all!).
Both shows actually construct their ...
"Basin City" is set in an unspecified, fictional city in the American west according to various sources.
Though he has never said it's based on a particular city, given Frank Miller's love of noir (Hollywood influence) and the genesis of the comic during the "gritty" 1990s while he was living in Los Angeles, it's likely that Los Angeles was the model. Los ...
As Wikipedia says, the actual Lake House was built from scratch for the movie and had to be deconstructed after filming. According to this article this was apparently part of the conditions for using Maple Lake in Willow Springs, Illinois as its location, to leave the place in the exact same condition they found it (though, they actually built a new fishing ...
As per official novelization by Alexander Freed, yes.
Describing Krennic's visit there:
“Spit it out, man,” Krennic growled. He’d lost enough time to unconsciousness on a very busy day.
“We received new orders while you were occupied,” Pterro said. Again, he hesitated. “You’ve been ordered to Mustafar. Lord Vader wants to speak with you.” (Chapter 12)
From interviews with director Christopher Nolan, it would appear that the goal was to create a non-specific setting (the film was actually shot in Pittsburgh and LA as well as New York and New Jersey), that felt both "operatic" and real.
From an interview with James Rocchi at MSN Entertainment:
MSN Movies: You knew you were doing a third film. Is the ...
No, they are not the same place.
According to this site, Poltergeist was filmed in Agoura Hills.
Another page on the same site indicates that the street where they take off on the bike (I assume that's the one you're thinking of) is filmed in Granada Hills.
As a semi-related piece of trivia I found on that same site, in the Charlie's Angel's remake ...
According to the Wikipedia page for this film:
“Airport terminal scenes were filmed in Worcester, Massachusetts at Worcester Regional Airport.”
As is it extremely common for filmmakers to replace locations with 'better looking' ones (or for tax breaks) — just look at all of the Mission:Impossible 4 scenes set in India (really Canada) — I suspect they ...
There are actually incentives for filming in the city of Pittsburgh that have nothing to do with being a sports fan.
Dawn Keezer, Pittsburgh Film Office Director states that Hollywood is enticed into filming in the city because of the $75 million tax incentive program that was introduced in 2004.
However, she is quick to point out that a tax incentive was ...
They do to an extent.
They are both filmed in Vancouver and share some of the same sets and production teams. This is apparent with places like the coffee shop:
But Oliver Queen's mayoral headquarters and Flash's CCPD building (taken from YouTube) are not the same (notice the windows):
Having a quick look through the IMDb crew ...
Katz's Delicatessen in New York's Lower East Side!
People Magazine did an article on it, as well as the NY Times.
It's curious how the single best line in Nora Ephron's script for When
Harry Met Sally..., released July 14, 1989, is spoken by neither Harry
nor Sally. Instead, it's an unnamed character who reacts to Sally's
fake orgasm in Katz's Deli ...
It's a real place in Albuquerque called "Twisters":
So many of Breaking Bad’s filming locations in Albuquerque, New Mexico
have become iconic and none more so than Twisters, which played home
to Gus Fring’s crystal meth front, Los Pollos Hermanos.
See the source article for more information.
Yes. The movie was based on many of Craven's childhood memories, all of which happened in Los Angeles, CA. The initial concept was loosely based on actual cases of refugees from Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam having a series of terrifying nightmares and then dying in their sleep shortly thereafter.
Freddie Kruger was originally intended to be a child ...
Not even close. The bulk of Sokovia scenes were film in the UK.
As a superhero film with big budget and big action, The Avengers: Age of Ultron needed a large amount of outdoor space with a high degree of flexibility in which to construct their exact and closed-off worlds.
The Peel Training Centre at the Hendon Police College was perfectly suited for ...
Neesson during a roundtable interview with a number of other journalists. During the group interview Neeson talked about how the sequel came together, what it was like filming in Istanbul. They set it in Istanbul and he thought, ok that’s certainly one city I would love to see.
What surprised you the most about working in Istanbul? Either the
under the ...
According to wikipedia:
The film was shot in twelve locations in three countries: Canada, the
United States, and Argentina. In Canada, filming took place in Calgary
and Fortress Mountain in Alberta, and at Squamish and Mammoth Studios,
Burnaby, in British Columbia.While the initial plan was to film
entirely in Canada, the weather was ultimately ...
It is very similar and I thought the same thing when I watched it. But I found this article, which explains that, while closely modelled after it, it's not the real Farnsworth house, but a newly constructred house in Orion Township, Michigan about 40 miles north of Detroit. Which also answers the question about the lake location, as it was constructed ...
It's the Joya restaurant in Palo Alto, California. It's 20 minutes from Silicon Valley center. Both are part of San Fransisco Bay, but Palo Alto is considered the downtown business and store front area for Silicon Valley, which is mainly industrial parks and corporate headquarters.
You can see the University & Florence Street Signs in the front of your ...
This article from Hollywood contends that it was probably scheduling conflicts (Colbert films his show in NY while The Office originates in Van Nuys, CA). Reporter Michael Arbeiter suggests it is a sure sign your show is running dry when the guest stars don't even show up in person!
If you think about it, though, if you wanted to contact someone you knew in ...
It was cheaper
Slate.com article from 2006
Even though Canada has spectacular settings, it's not the production values that film producers go there to find. The lure is, in a single word, money. In Southern California, the studios have highly efficient soundstages and an abundance of skilled technicians, but the unions' work rules make it extremely ...
The credits for locations do not list any Maryland locations. However, since there's no indications of how those locations were used, it would be difficult to identify what locations were used to represent UM, short of finding someone who actually recognizes the specific places.
Accoring to this article from the BBC;
Our best estimate after calculating plane speed, car speed and simultaneous action sequences is that the runway is 18.37 miles (29.6km) long. Which is still very long when you consider the longest paved runway in the world is the Qamdo Bamda airport in China, at around 3.5 miles (5.6km).
The full article goes into ...
The burnt Wayne Manor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is based on a real location.
According to this article, Sutton Scarsdale Hall was used for the burnt Wayne Manor. The company 4DMax, which specializes in data capture for visual effects in movies, used three different kinds of scanners to collect points to map out a 3D model of the building's ...
The interior was shot on the 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios 
You can't tell movie 'stone/marble/brick/concrete' from real stone/etc until you knock on it.
It really is that good.
I've been fooled shooting exteriors where they add an extra couple of marble columns etc to partially transform a building. You don't realise until you lean on one that it's not ...
Well, there are several reasons why a studio would choose a location over another, this can be because several factors. To name a few:
The actors scheduling
The stages scheduling
Costs and taxes (you'll find more than once that New York looks an awful lot like Toronto or Vancouver)
To be more specific with Power Rangers: The Movie, ...