12 Filming Location Trips For 2012

Whilst 2011 was indeed pretty awesome for the movie locations I covered the last 12 months weren’t exactly bad either with some great shots taken along the way in the likes of  Edinburgh, Paris, London, Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong and New York. Click on the links below to see more.

1. Trainspotting (Click here)

2. About A Boy (Click here)

3.  Quadrophenia (Click here)

4.  Amélie (Click here)

5.  The Bourne Identity/Supremacy/Ultimatum (Click herehere and here)

6.  Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (Click here)

7.  Mission Impossible II (Click here)

8.  The Matrix (Click here)

9.  Infernal Affairs (Click here)

10.  Spider-Man (Click here and here)

11. Ghostbusters (Click here)

12. Batman/The Dark Knight (Click here and here)

Other 2012 locations for the films listed below can be found here

Live And Let Die; The Man With The Golden Gun; Bridget Jones’s Diary; Snatch; The Italian Job; Basic Instinct 2; Superman; Coming To America; Black Swan; When Harry Met Sally; Sliver; I Am Legend; Sex And The City; Breakfast At Tiffany’s; Lara Croft Tomb Raider – The Cradle Of Life; Four Weddings & A Funeral; Notting Hill; Love Actually; The Ramen Girl; Ju-on: The Grudge 2; Muriel’s Wedding; Mad Max; On The Beach; Queen Of The Damned; Romper Stomper; Salaam Namaste and Adventures of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert.

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New York Filming Locations: Sliver (1993)

In 1993, one year on from ‘Basic Instinct‘, Sharon Stone appeared in another sexual thriller called ‘Sliver‘ where she played Carly Norris; a book editor living in New York City. Having moved into the complex (below) at 211 Madison Avenue at East 36th Street (given as 113 East 38th Street in the film) she learns that some of the previous female tenants were murdered and police suspect that there is a serial killer in the building. After becoming romantically involved with building owner Zeke (William Baldwin) she discovers that he had the building secretly wired with hidden cameras and had been watching the lives of each tenant including Carly. She decides to move out and find alternative accommodation upon suspecting Zeke might be the serial killer.

 

In Central Park at the Resevoir bridge (below) on West 94th Street is where Carly goes jogging with a mysterious hooded man hot on her trail but when he passes her and turns round its revealed that its just Jack Lansford (Tom Berenger). He’s a fellow resident of the same building and along with Zeke, was also romantically pursuing Carly and has a part to play in how this film, based on the Ira Levin novel of the same name, concludes.

 

New York Filming Locations: Black Swan (2010)

Black Swan‘ won many accolades and even though its not my usual type of film I do sometimes make an effort to watch these hyped-up Hollywood award-winning films. The fact that Queen Amidala/Padme (Natalie Portman) from the Star Wars prequels was in it was another reason to see it and I was actually intrigued by the dark side (no Star Wars reference intended) of it all. Watching it was one thing but doing a location was another but as I was meeting a couple of people for lunch near the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts I thought I might as well kill two birds with one stone.

 

Nina (Portman) exits the Lincoln Center subway station between West 63rd and 64 Street and enters the Lincoln Center on Columbus Avenue.