On Location: Cinema Settings

All the latest news and travel reports on movie locations and cinematic destinations

French Polynesia: a paradise that caused a mutiny

They'd travelled half way across the world to Polynesia to find breadfruit plants for the British empire which were to be planted in the Caribbean to help feed the slaves...

The romantic heart of Le Mans

Encompassed by a Roman wall, the beautiful centre of Le Mans is a perfect period setting and it's not unusual to arrive and find the streets lined with straw and...

LA dreaming

When Edward, the rich and handsome businessman played by Richard Gere, gets lost in the sprawling city of LA, he stops in Beverly Hills to ask the way. And that...

Discover the world of Tatooine in Tunisia

The vast biblical landscape of southern Tunisia is no stranger to film crews. Here, among the palm-fringed oases, where ragged red cliffs rise above the salt crusts of dried lakes...

Cartagena de Indias: a location for love

Just go through the wall under the clock tower and cross the Plaza de los Coches to reach the Portal de los Dulces. Here, in the shade of the arches...

On location in breathtaking South Africa with the 'Wild at Heart' team

As filming locations go, Glen Afric Country Lodge, covering 750 sunkissed hectares in South Africa's Gauteng province, is not a bad spot. It's here that the cast and crew of...

'The Quiet Man' movie trail

For the film, the American director of Irish descent created the now mythical town of Innisfree as a setting for the love story between the former boxer Sean Thornton, portrayed...

Be tempted by the Big Apple

Judging from the TV, just about everything is possible in New York – it seems it's even possible to dash around the city wearing electric-blue 'Manolos' with four-inch heels. Fortunately...

A room with a view of Tuscany

“Every city, let me teach you, has its own smell." So Miss Lavish, one of the eccentric guests at the Pensione Bartolini explains enthusiastically to the inexperienced Lucy on her...

Salzburg: scenes from 'The Sound of Music'

There are plenty of reasons to visit Salzburg, Austria's fourth largest city set among the beautiful scenery of the Alps: the Old Town is renowned for its many well-preserved baroque...

Masada, Herod's desert fortress

In the middle of the first century AD, after the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus, son of Emperor Vespasian, a group of Jewish zealots found refuge from the Roman troops...

The labyrinthine streets of Carcassonne

The director, who is behind recent TV series The Good Wife and The Pillars of the Earth, as well as movie greats including Thelma and Louise and Blade Runner, has...

Australia: the epic world Down Under

In November 2008 People magazine chose Hugh Jackman as the sexiest man on the planet. We can't be sure whether they'd taken a peek at the trailer for Australia, which...

Twilighting in Washington State

Up in the far northwest of America, on the border with Canada, the State of Washington is a land of contrasts with mountains, deserts, steppe landscapes and active volcanoes. Its...

On location in the Moroccan desert

When it comes to making a Hollywood blockbuster, cast and crew travel all over the wolrld to get just the right location and ambience for the different scenes. This was...

Puerto Rico: more than just rum

It's not just Johnny Depp who has found Puerto Rico the perfect location: from the classic 1963 Lord of the Flies, to the up-coming Treasure Island starring Eddie Izzard as...

Stromboli: volcanic fire and passion

Some say that without the scandal surrounding the extramarital affair between Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman during the filming of Stromboli, the film would have sunk into insignificance. There are...



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