The game is simple: I post a picture of a movie location, you guess which movie it’s from. Hints will appear after the picture; highlight them to read. Using TinEye or Google in ANY WAY is cheating. There are no prizes, other than bragging rights. There are three pictures this week; we’ll start easy and get harder as they go along.
LOCATION #1 – For most guys in the 30-50 age bracket, this film EASILY ranks in their top 5.
HINTS (highlight to view): This scene is one of the most talked about in modern film history. This because of how the scene was shot, not the content. The scene (and its filming) are discussed in several other movies.
LOCATION #2 – Although set in one city, this film was mostly filmed in another. This is one of the few scenes that was actually shot in the story’s city.
HINTS (highlight to view): The film spawned not one, but two soundtrack albums. Combined, these two albums rank at #7 on the “best selling soundtracks of all-time” list. The film is set in the UK.
LOCATION #3 – I hope you can remember who lives here!
HINTS (highlight to view): This building is in Paris; the scene in which the building is used is also set in Paris.
Answers after the jump!
Location #1 is the former Copacabana nightclub in New York City, located at 10 East 60th Street. It was the site of the famous steadycam scene in Goodfellas:
Location #2 is from Trainspotting. At the beginning of the film, we see Renton and Spud being chased down Princes Street in Edinburgh after shoplifting some goods. They then run down some stairs and down another street, where Renton is almost run over by a car. They then take off down Calton Street underneath Regent Bridge (pictured). As I hinted, the film was mostly set in Edinburgh but was filmed in Glasgow.
Location #3 is Jason Bourne’s apartment from The Bourne Identity. It’s located at 104 avenue Kléber in Paris.