|Subject: Film locations|
I just watched one of my favorite films, Mr. Hulot's Holiday (Les Vacances de M. Hulot) by Jacques Tati. I was curious to find out where it was filmed and used Internet Movie Database to check the location (http://www.imdb.com). Answer: Brittany in Saint-Marc-sur-Mer, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France near La Baule and Nantes. I was interested to find an article from Le Monde saying that 50 years later, the hotel is still there. And yes, according to one site, you must take a bus or taxi from the closest train station still!
I haven't visited many filming locations except a couple in Britain. The most memorable has to be Portmeirion in Wales where cult TV classic, The Prisoner by Patrick McGoohan was made. This attractive Italianate village is peculiar to find by the sea in the Welsh countryside anyway but for fans of the show, it is a must-see. I have to confess that I hadn't seen The Prisoner before I visited but you can't miss the buzz when you are there! And it made me very curious to see the show.
My planned but not yet taken trip to the American Southwest will probably include Dead Horse Point State Park where the last scene of Thelma and Louise was filmed and of course, Monument Valley which John Ford and others filmed so often.
Have any of you ziners travelled to see a movie location? If not, what would you like to see?
Frances Toronto, Canada