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: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Bourne Identity, Inferno, Moonraker, Way of the Dragon, A Room with a View, The Tourist, Mission Impossible 4, Roman Holiday, Battleship Potemkin, XXX, Depeche Mode.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
The third Indiana Jones film has a lot of scenes from Venice. Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) offers a flower to Elsa Schneider (Alison Doody) while crossing Ponte dei Pugni…
…just before they arrive to the nearby Church of St. Barnabas.
The Bourne Identity (2002)
In the 2002 remake of The Bourne Identity, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) finds 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 in Kampa park next to the river is still recognizable.
The bench is located next to a stone wall along the Vltava river.
Bourne 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 in Paris, where Alexander Conklin (Chris Cooper) agent is looking for Bourne.
The movie adaptation of Dan Brown’s 2013 book Inferno has a lot of amazing scenery from Florence. Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) finds himself gazing at the impressive paintings in Salone dei Cinquecento…
…then passing by the globe in the Hall of Maps together with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones).
Later on they escape through a door next to the Grotta del Buontalenti, leading to the infamous Vasari Corridor.
In the James Bond movie Moonraker from 1979, Roger Moore finds himself next to the lion in the northern corner of Piazza San Marco…
…before he stalks Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles) along the canal at Fondamenta Misericordia…
…and later returns to Piazza San Marco with a grand entrance.
Way of the Dragon (1972)
Way of the Dragon from 1972 is a well-known Bruce Lee movie. The actor can be seen at several locations in Rome. For instance, here is Bruce Lee at a viewpoint near Capitolium, overlooking the ruins of Forum Romanum.
Later on Bruce Lee is sitting down on a bench at Piazza Navona, admiring the fountain by Bernini. 40 years later, this piazza and most other places in Rome are totally crowded with tourists.
A Room with a View (1985)
A Room with a View is a romantic comedy from 1985, with several scenes from Florence. Lucy Honeychurch (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.
The Tourist (2010)
A clueless Frank Tupelo (Johnny Depp) arrives at the St Lucia train station…
…and later shows up at the Piazza San Marco.
Mission Impossible 4 (2011)
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) walk 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)
Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck) and Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) are all over the eternal city in this classic movie, such as this location on the Spanish Steps.
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
The famous scene where the Cossacks fire upon the civilians, who flee down the imposing steps towards the waterfront.
Yelena (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 from Depeche Mode visited Prague in 1988 and got photographed by Anton Corbijn. Some of the more striking images were taken at New Jewish Cemetery including the grave of Franz Kafka.
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