Movie locations around the world part 7
Welcome to part 7 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: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Bourne Identity, Inferno, Moonraker, Way of the Dragon, A Room with a View, Talented Mr Ripley, The Tourist, Mission Impossible, Roman Holiday, Parts Unknown, No Reservations, Battleship Potemkin, XXX, Depeche Mode.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Harrison Ford offers a flower to Alison Doody while crossing Ponte dei Pugni…
…just before arriving to the nearby Church of St. Barnabas.
The Bourne Identity (2002)
In the 2002 remake, Matt Damon find himself sleeping on a cold park bench in Prague (claimed to be “Zürich”). Or rather, two police officers find him and wish they hadn’t. Today the bench has been replaced and moved a bit, but the location is still recognizable.
The bench is located next to a stone wall along the Vltava river.
He also visits Petschkuv Palác (as “Zürich Bank”), once used as the Gestapo headquarters during WWII.
The cat and mouse game continues on the Pont Neuf, where Chris Cooper is looking for Bourne.
Tom Hanks finds himself gazing on the impressive paintings in Salone dei Cinquecento…
…then passing by the globe in the Hall of Maps.
Later on they escape through a door next to the Grotta del Buontalenti, leading to the infamous Vasari Corridor.
Roger Moore finds himself next to the lion in the northern corner of Piazza San Marco…
…before he stalks Lois Chiles along the canal at Fondamenta Misericordia…
…and later returns to Piazza San Marco with a grand entrance.
Way of the Dragon (1972)
Bruce Lee at a viewpoint near Capitolium, overlooking the ruins of Forum Romanum.
Bruce Lee sitting down on a bench at Piazza Navona, admiring the fountain by Bernini. These days the place is always crowded.
A Room with a View (1985)
Helena Bonham-Carter is touring Italy and walks across the Piazza della Signoria, in front of Palazzo Vecchio.
She passes the 14th-century Loggia dei Lanzi, featuring statues such as Perseus.
Talented Mr Ripley (1999)
Matt Damon and Jack Davenport walks across Piazza San Marco with the St. Mark’s Basilica in the background.
Matt Damon says farewell to Gwyneth Paltrow and James Rebhorn on the pier opposite Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. (Ripley also visited Rome, have a look at my post from 2012.)
The Tourist (2010)
A clueless Johnny Depp arrives at the St Lucia train station…
…and later shows up at the Piazza San Marco.
Mission Impossible 4 (2011)
Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg walks across a courtyard which is supposed to be in Moscow’s Kremlin, but is actually in Prague. (For more Prague scenes from Mission Impossible, have a look at my post from 2012.)
Roman Holiday (1953)
Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn are all over the eternal city in this classic movie, such as this location on the Spanish Steps.
Parts Unknown (2013)
Anthony Bourdain sits down for a coffee at Cafe Tingis in the small square.
No Reservations (2009)
Anthony Bourdain having a Pisco Sour by the counter at the La Playa bar. Two can play this game.
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
The famous scene where the Cossacks fire upon the civilians, who flee down the imposing steps towards the waterfront.
Asia Argento jumps out of her car in the middle of the iconic Charles Bridge.
Depeche Mode (1988)
Bonus location! This is not a film, but that time when Martin L Gore and Andy Fletcher visited the grave of Franz Kafka in 1988 and got photographed by Anton Corbijn.