While watching a movie, did you ever had the feeling that you had seen the background scenery before in some other movie? Do not be surprised, because several shooting locations have been used since decades in many films across all genres. Here is a selection of the most popular places for used for shooting!
1. Old Royal Naval College – Greenwich, England
The building was still in use by the Royal Navy until 1998. Since then, it is one of the most versatile shooting locations of cinema. The place was used several times in The King’s Speech which one was supposed to be at Buckingham Palace. They even managed to make the audience believe that the characters are in Paris in Les Misérables.
2. Hatley Park National Historic Site- Colwood, Canada
Canada is huge and the British Columbia offers some of the most beautiful landscapes on the Earth. The location is in the Hatley Park National, but here we are talking about a mansion and not the scenery. Hatley Castle was used as the residence of the English royal family during the Second World War. But Hollywood actors also walked its corridors. Widely popularized in X-Men where the mansion is the school of Professor Xavier, the place was also used in Smallville by Lex Luthor and in the horror film The Children of the Devil.
3. Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA
What could be more iconic than the giant letters of Hollywood? This place is special because it represents the film industry. After almost a century, we have seen them many times on the screen.
4. Hatfield House- Hatfield, England
This house is huge and is an elegant palace. The place has been used for the films like Tomb Raider, the house was also visible in Batman, and more recently in Sherlock Holmes. Many distinguished guests came to this magnificent building!
5. Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, USA
Perhaps the only place that can compete with the letters of Hollywood to be immediately recognizable. The Golden Gate Bridge immediately reminds us about the atmosphere of the city of San Francisco. It is almost impossible to watch a series or a movie filmed in this city without at least seeing the bridge once. It has being destroyed several times, as in X-Men by frightening powers of Magneto and more recently by the gigantic Godzilla.
6. Monument Valley – Arizona / Utah United States
Located in both Arizona and Utah, this valley has become iconic in particular by its inselbergs that dominate the surrounding arid plain. This is certainly one of the most famous filming location as was used in making of films of all genres, like Stagecoach and Once Upon A Time In The West to the science fiction like ‘Space Odyssey and Back to the Future. One can also admire the landscape in myriad of other cult films of the 90s like Thelma and Louise or Forrest Gump. In addition to the cinema, Monument Valley was also used in many video games and television series.
Have you ever noticed any other locations over and over in several movies?