Movie locations around the world part 4
Welcome to part 4 of my quest for finding movie locations around the world! Left images are from the actual films and to the right are my visits to the spots.
Featured movies: Star Wars Episode 2, Casino Royale, Sound of Music, Lola Rennt, In Bruges, Knight and Day, Entrapment.
Star Wars Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones (2002)
Since most environments in the prequel trilogy are computer rendered, I get extra happy when I manage to locate a real place! The beautiful Villa del Balbianello is used as a lake retreat on Naboo. Anakin and Padme marry on the terrace outside the villa.
Several other scenes are also shot at the villa, including Anakin meditating in the sunrise.
Casino Royale (2006)
The villa was also heavily featured in the James Bond movie Casino Royale, where Daniel Craig recovers…
…and confronts his former ally…
…and even got time for a kiss with Eva Green.
Sound of Music (1965)
Salzburg is full of movie locations for this classic. This first location is the scene where Maria is leaving the Nonnberg Abbey.
Maria arrives at Residenzplatz and splashes water at the horse statue.
Maria and the children are walking along the Monchsberg terrace.
Maria and the children are dancing at the entrance to Mirabell Gardens.
Maria and the children are singing Do-Re-Mi at the famous steps in Mirabell Gardens.
The children are arriving at Nonnberg Abbey in search of Maria.
The von Trapp family are singing together at the Felsenreitschule. Exactly 50 years later I had the privilege of attending the anniversary gala where the original child actors sang together with the real von Trapp children at the same spot! Have a look at my blog entry from this special anniversary event for more pictures.
Lola Rennt (1998)
Lola is running along the covered bridge Oberbaumbrücke.
In Bruges (2008)
This movie is the ultimate poster boy for this cozy town. It all starts when Ray and Ken arrive at Rozenhoedkaai and stops to admire the buildings along the canal.
Ray is having a bad time at a bench on Groote Markt.
Their boss Harry comes to Bruges to fix the situation. He arrives by crossing Minnewater Bridge, where this distinctive tower can be seen.
Knight and Day (2010)
Salzburg serves as the backdrop for a large portion of the film. Cameron Diaz follows Tom Cruise along the narrow alleys Linzer Gasse and Platzl, until she runs down these stairs.
Petronas Towers is a centerpiece of the movie. This is the skybridge between the towers, where MacDougal and Baker are trying to escape.