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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.

You may also be interested in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 5 and Part 6.

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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)

Episode 2 scene Star Wars Episode 2: Villa del Balbianello, Italy

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.

Episode 2 scene Star Wars Episode 2: Villa del Balbianello, Italy

Several other scenes are also shot at the villa, including Anakin meditating in the sunrise.

Casino Royale (2006)

Casino Royale scene Casino Royale: Villa del Balbianello, Italy

The villa was also heavily featured in the James Bond movie Casino Royale, where Daniel Craig recovers…

Casino Royale scene Casino Royale: Villa del Balbianello, Italy

…and confronts his former ally…

Casino Royale scene Casino Royale: Villa del Balbianello, Italy

…and even got time for a kiss with Eva Green.

Sound of Music (1965)

Sound of Music scene Sound of Music: Nonnberg Abbey, Salzburg

Salzburg is full of movie locations for this classic. This first location is the scene where Maria is leaving the Nonnberg Abbey.

Sound of Music scene Sound of Music: Residenzplatz, Salzburg

Maria arrives at Residenzplatz and splashes water at the horse statue.

Sound of Music scene Sound of Music: Monchsberg, Salzburg

Maria and the children are walking along the Monchsberg terrace.

Sound of Music scene Sound of Music: Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg

Maria and the children are dancing at the entrance to Mirabell Gardens.

Sound of Music scene Sound of Music: Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg

Maria and the children are singing Do-Re-Mi at the famous steps in Mirabell Gardens.

Sound of Music scene Sound of Music: Nonnberg Abbey, Salzburg

The children are arriving at Nonnberg Abbey in search of Maria.

Sound of Music scene Sound of Music: Felsenreitschule, Salzburg

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 Rennt scene Lola Rennt: Oberbaumbrücke, Berlin

Lola is running along the covered bridge Oberbaumbrücke.

In Bruges (2008)

In Bruges scene In Bruges: Rozenhoedkaai, Bruges

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.

In Bruges scene In Bruges: Groote Markt, Bruges

Ray is having a bad time at a bench on Groote Markt.

In Bruges scene In Bruges: Minnewater Bridge, Bruges

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)

Knight and Day scene Knight and Day: Linzer Gasse, Salzburg

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.

Entrapment (1999)

Entrapment scene Entrapment: Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Towers is a centerpiece of the movie. This is the skybridge between the towers, where MacDougal and Baker are trying to escape.

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