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Is this balcony with a protruding gargoyle a real place?

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 ...
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Where was this scene of 'Highlander: The series' with standing columns shot?

This seems to be part of the Axe Majeur The Axe Majeur is a monumental, immensely grand, work of art. At 3.2km long it is extraordinary despite not being complete according to the original plans. And ...
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Is Lilo and Stitch set in a real city?

Is Lilo and Stitch set in a real city? No. 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: ‘...
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Who really designed The Lake House and under what considerations?

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 ...
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Is Darth Vader's castle on Mustafar in Rogue One?

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 ...
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Do "Arrow" and "The Flash" share sets?

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: Arrow: The Flash: But Oliver Queen'...
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What is that famous diner from When Harry Met Sally?

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 ...
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Was there a real city on which the movie Nightmare on Elm Street was based?

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 ...
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Where was this scene from The Revenant filmed?

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 ...
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Where is this place from Silicon Valley 3?

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 ...
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Did they use the real Farnsworth House for filming?

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 ...
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Why film in Canada when there's plenty of land in Montana?

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 ...
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What show was 007 attending at the pyramids?

Bond visited an enigmatic night-time laser show in the 1970s. This lightning show is currently still running. More info here and you can book through this website. There may be additional info, but ...
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Why was "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie" (1995) filmed in Sydney, Australia?

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 (...
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What New York building does Spider-Man glide through in Far From Home?

Probably CGI This is, in fact, a re-designed Avengers Tower that Tony Stark sold in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Since the old Avengers Tower was CGI, it's likely that this new building is also CGI. At ...
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How long was that Runway?

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 ...
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Wayne Manor in Batman v Superman

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 ...
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What is the interior location where Spectre has its board meeting?

The interior was shot on the 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios [1] 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 ...
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Where was The West Wing shot?

Per Quora The West Wing, the NBC White House-based drama was filmed primarily on sound stages in Burbank, California with exterior shots and some B-roll being filmed in the Washington D.C. metro area ...
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How are busy city scenes like this one filmed?

As often as possible, all the pedestrians and traffic will have been specifically placed. Sunday mornings are usually a good time to be able to close off a road. The general rule being you can close ...
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What was the last work to feature the World Trade Center as actual footage instead of CGI or stock footage?

Arguably the final footage of the WTC before the attacks is in the documentary Gédéon & Jules Naudet made about 9/11: they had been following a NYC fire crew (which regularly went to the WTC), and ...
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What was the last work to feature the World Trade Center as actual footage instead of CGI or stock footage?

Wikipedia has a kind of entry that sounds like this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_entertainment_affected_by_the_September_11_attacks Non-altered films Some films released after 9/11 kept ...
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Is Jasper's house in the woods an existing location?

The house was a set built in the forest of Bourne Woods, near Farnham in Surrey. The location is popular in cinema, and is where the opening battle sequence of Gladiator was filmed. The house was ...
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What’s up with the weird therapy room in “The Six Thatchers”?

It looks a little like a converted church. An architect would have added an additional floor to a church with originally incredibly high ceilings, and the upper floor then only retains the upper ...
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Do "Arrow" and "The Flash" share sets?

In addition to Andrew Martin's answer: The set used for the appartment of John Diggle (Arrow) is the same as that of Patty Spivot (Flash) Diggle's appartment Patty's appartment
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Why Kilimanjaro song not shot at Mt Kilimanjaro location?

The word "Kilimanjaro" is used in the song only for rhyming and it's catchy. The composer of this song is A.R.Rahman. He prefers catchy words in his songs and also asks lyricists to use a simple and ...
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Why is Atlanta Georgia becoming the new Hollywood?

Simply.... Money There are significant tax incentives for film production in Georgia (both movie & TV) Time has an excellent article online Georgia has been working to attract Hollywood since ...
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Which real British railway station features in the 1961 film The Rebel (US title: Call Me Genius) starrring Tony Hancock?

The shooting location was Bingham Road railway station in Croydon. According to the wikipedia article on the movie ... The since-demolished railway station used at the beginning of the film, was ...
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Is the Pod Racing location real?

Wide shots were done in Tunisia. However, much of it was done on a miniature set using practical effects, supplemented with CG (Blue Screen) for the final cut.
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Unusual parking garage elevator in opening scene of The Driver (1978)

According to Chapter XVII (Occupational Safety and Health Admin) Title 29 of The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America (1973); NO. It is expressly forbidden for members of the ...
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