20 Pictures Shot In Real-Life Locations Used In Famous Movies And TV Shows

Published 12 months ago

Thomas Duke is a young film student whose passion project has garnered quite a following on Instagram. Combining his interest in movies and photography with a unique blend, Duke travels to locations where famous movie scenes were filmed to recreate iconic scenes in his own way.

He manages to blur the lines between movie and reality beautifully with a picture-in-picture style showing the comparisons of the two worlds. According to Duke, his captures attempt to open audiences’ eyes to locations that are otherwise “obvious but unseen” and easily dismissed or overlooked giving us a peek at the unseen history of cinema.

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#1 Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone

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#2 Stranger Things

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#3 You

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Come with me as we follow Joe once more around London, this time focussing on Part 2 of ‘You’.

I found Joe’s tree (next to Chalcot) and strolled through the magnetic atmosphere within the Lincoln’s Inn Library; supposed to be a part of Royal Holloway in the show, but Holborn in reality! A date isn’t a date without passing through Borough Market, Joe knows all the best spots – such a romantic – as he takes Kate past Bridget Jones’s flat.

#4 The Last Of Us (HBO)

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Welcome to 401 5 St SW – a random parking lot in Calgary! A parking lot now covered in snow. It was here, in the final episode, where Joel & Ellie become even closer. The pair stroll through a military camp which was actually placed here in the parking lot. A perfect place for a dystopian setting.

#5 The Crown

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#6 Peaky Blinders

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#7 The Last Of Us (HBO)

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Joel & Ellie continue their trek on horseback as they try to find the Fireflies base. It’s here at Mount Royal University, Calgary where a pivotal scene takes place and Ellie must get Joel to safety. I had to explore the campus to find this spot! Standing in for Colorado in the show, this Calgary based uni is a fascinating location which changes up the real geography a little; they merge this uni with another uni as the duo are passing through. The 2nd is a short drive away at SAIT. Joel & Ellie make their way across campus and inside the school – expertly dressed again with CG monkeys and dystopian visuals aplenty. Cue the drama that unfolds! The setting here, as you can see, was very snowy and empty. It added to the atmospheric feel of it all, but it was a bit soggy trying to get the right shot.

#8 Wonder Woman

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#9 Bridgerton

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#10 Spider-Man: Far From Home

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#11 Thor

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#12 Pride & Prejudice

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#13 Doctor Who

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#14 Spider-Man: No Way Home

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#15 Loki

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#16 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 1

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#17 The Last Of Us (Video Game)

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I am ready to follow Joel & Ellie through the infected streets of Calgary. I loved the games growing up – crafted around the story and characters which was just so important and made them fully formed – I couldn’t wait to celebrate it in reality!

#18 Luca

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I picked up some gelato and tried to find Luca and Alberto… oh, this place is just like heaven. To create the authentic look, the creative team headed out to the seaside villages along the coast of Italy. They soaked up the textures, colours, experiences, and structures of the stunning scenery with the help from director Enrico Casarosa – who grew up here! From the cobbled pathways to the ancient myths and legends woven throughout the Cinque Terre history, it’s all real and it’s all here ready to be discovered. I chose Vernazza out of all of the towns as it felt like the closest, visually, to what we see in Luca. The piazza seeping onto the ocean, the tightly-packed alleyways shining with character, the PESTO available here… I really can’t put it into words. Time to have an adventure of a lifetime with Luca and Alberto and have the best summer ever!

#19 Call Me By Your Name

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#20 Cruella

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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