A Small Universe

Most of the time, when fantasy movies are set in fictional cities or towns, movie producers make it real simple and use studio backlots for the whole shot. Tim Burton didn’t quite follow the trend when he filmed Edward Scissorhands in 1990, he used a small area of Lutz in Florida as a backdrop.

Although the mansion wasn’t real, the production had many houses in the neighborhood painted to blend in with the film atmosphere. Visit them now!

Just a Walk in my Old Neighborhood

Yesterday was a day off. I had to do some errands in the borough where I grew up in, the Plateau-Mont-Royal area of Montreal that is. Now, unlike for some people who live in Manhattan or Los Angeles, having Hollywood shoot a film with A-List names in my hometown is rather unusual.

The Score was filmed here during the summer of 2000. Back then I was still a ten-year old attending elementary school. Walking along Avenue du Mont-Royal, I couldn’t resist the urge to drop by Rue de la Roche to pull out my phone and snap a picture of the location we see very early in the movie: Nick’s workshop.

As seen in the film:

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And the same place, as of September 1st, 2015:

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Hope you like it!

Ryan Gosling in Ontario, As Seen in Lars and the Real Girl

The small house where Lars live, right next to his brother’s is located on

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Whitevale Road in the small community of Whitevale in Pickering, Ontario, Canada

The church, where the siblings and the small community meet up, is at

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1532 Queen Street East in Caledon, Ontario, Canada

Later in the movie, they can be seen crossing a bridge located

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On Wellington County Road 21, Elora, Ontario, Canada

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Shots of Rome in De Sica’s Umberto D.

Early in the film, a desperate Umberto finds a stranger willing to buy his watch.

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This is right by Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy


Heading home, he is walking at

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Passeggiata di Ripetta, Rome, Italy

He later bumps into his friend Battistini who ignores his cry for help

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At Piazza della Minerva, Rome, Italy


At the end of his rope, Umberto can’t bring himself to beg for money, so he has his dog doing the trick in front of the

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Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, Italy

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Special Request

Back in October, one of you followers suggested that I include a cult film to this site. At the time it was a rather complicated situation because I had never seen it. Of course, it would have been a bother as a cinephile to go through the trouble of researching the locations for a movie I’d never seen: I made a point to see it as fast as I could, in spite of my busy schedule. That cult classic is The Warriors, released in 1979.

The visitor was also kind enough to send pictures he took himself of some locations for the movie. Many thanks to you, Velibor Glisin, and at last, it’s done!