The Movies

The Movies

I was reminded today of one of the reasons I love travel! Thanks Sean from the UK for playing the game with me even just for a minute as it started my wheels turning and stirred up my bucket list.

I love to watch a movie and see places I have been in person. A few of my favorite examples (and I invite you to add your own personal examples below) include: (can you tell I love the fluff movies?)

“French Kiss” takes place partly in Paris and Nice and Cannes, along the Cote d’Azur … and produces one of my all time famous travel phrases “Beautiful –- wish you were here” ….. and original and remake of “Sabrina” – when she goes to Paris! Didn’t the original version of “Charade” take place partially in Paris?

007 SkyFall, James Bond is at the Grand Bazaar, opening scenes with bike riding on the roof in Istanbul (also another James Bond movie “From Russia with Love” takes place in that city).

A little known fact that the movie “Double Jeopardy” with Ashley Judd – scenes of the outside of the courthouse actually were taken at the courthouse in Revelstoke, BC Canada – where I worked for years as a Probation Officer and Family Court Counselor! REALLY!!! I was living there at the time.

“Only You”, with Marisa Tormei and Robert Downey Jr – One of my favorite lines comes from that movie “Italy … my wife’s in Italy. What’s my wife doing in Italy??” Also in Rome, “Roman Holiday” of course is a classic favorite.

“Home Alone 2”, in New York … the Plaza Hotel and Central Park. What about the original “Men in Black”? The big hit for Tom Hanks in his early years, “Big” takes place in New York (I loved finding the massive piano keyboard in that toy store when I was in NYC in 2013!). “When Harry Met Sally”, the ball drops on New Years Eve at Times Square. “Sleepless in Seattle” when it remakes the scene at the top of the Empire State Building from the original “An Affair to Remember”! Another remake of that movie starring Warren Beatty and Annette Bening I think was called “Love Affair” and starts out on a cruise ship and also has them running for the famous top of Empire State Building.

“My Life in Ruins” starts in Athens and goes all over Greece …

Fan Tan Alley in Victoria, BC Canada featured in a flick called “Bird on a Wire” starring Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn.

“Bottle Shock” shot in Napa County and part of it in Paris …. Features California wine competition. Yummy!

Please play along with me, famous movies and favorite places ….. name that flick!!

Till next time, See you at the Movies!! And in the airports, trains, cruise ships and walking the cobblestone streets of your favorite location.


Pamela MacDonald
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One comment on “The Movies

  1. reneeinoz says:

    Came through weird xx

    Sent from my iPad


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