Architectural Film Locations

The correlation between architecture and films has been around for decades and some locations are so instantly recognisable by fans that they are forever associated with the movie that they were featured in. These filming sites and movie places are the reason for ReelStreets the world’s leading film , movie and filming location site.

For example, the most famous scene of the 1978 film adaptation of The Thirty Nine Steps will be remembered by many film buffs for the epic scene where Richard Hannay is left hanging from the clock face of Big Ben in London, the thirty nine steps in this instance being a reference to the number of steps in the clock tower. That this scene was a studio set detracts little from its nostalgic effect, and tens of thousands of tourists will instantly identify this movie location as an iconic filming site.

More recently, The Louvre, Paris was used extensively as a filming location in The Da Vinci Code featuring Tom Hanks, the museum was integral to the storyline. Permission was granted to film inside and outside the building, on filming sites and places, using the glass pyramid and the surrounding Louvre Palace as locations.

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Film Induced Tourism

Sue Beaton has written the definitive work from which many of these extracts have been taken.
JOHN TUNSTILL 2010

Few tourist authorities, film clubs, societies or archives, take advantage of the potential offered by Film Induced Tourism. "Tell the people where the film was made and they'll come to visit the locations", with obvious financial benefits to the local economy, not only from the making or production of the film, but for many years after in the form of film induced tourism. The site www.reelstreets.com now offers free pages to promote your locally made films, their locations and your area.

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