10 movie sets that exist in the real world
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To recreate the scenes of the film, decorators are increasingly turning to digital technologies. The background of the filming is a green or blue screen, which is subsequently transformed by computer graphics masters into the necessary landscapes and interiors. But sometimes you can't do with one colored rag, and the whole reality is created in the studio pavilion. For maximum realism, the rooms are lined with various materials, covered with thousands of tons of earth and even lower the temperature in them.
Sometimes, in search of other worlds, filmmakers try to use the natural landscape to the maximum. Unlike studio sets, the scenery recreated in the middle of nature is not always sorted out after filming, and they remain standing in the middle of forests or deserts. These 10 places once served as a set for famous films, but after the creation of films they were abandoned, and now anyone can visit them.
1. "Star Wars"
The landscapes of the planet Tatooine from the movie "Star Wars" ideally suited the landscapes near the small town of Nefta in Tunisia. Among the endless sands, together with his team, George Lucas built the city of Mos Espa, consisting of bizarre dwellings.
2. "Pirates of the Caribbean"
In the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean", the hometown of several of the main characters was a city called Port Royal. The scenery of the settlement was built in the bay of Vaililabou Bay, located on the island state of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
3. "The Hunger Games"
The film set of the poorest of the districts of Panem — 12 — was an abandoned village called Henry River Mill Village in Northern California. In the place that the residents left back in the 20s, about 20 houses and a store building have been preserved — they became the main scenery of the filming.
4. "Goal number one"
Part of the scenes of the movie "Goal number One" were filmed at the Blue Cloud Ranch. It is located 50 kilometers from Hollywood and is often used by directors as a filming location.
5. "Witch Hunters"
The fictional town of Augsburg from the famous fairy tale had to be built in a real forest. The scenery of the city was erected in a wooded area, a few kilometers from Berlin.
6. "The Abyss"
For the filming of the film "The Abyss", James Cameron did not even have to create all the scenery from scratch. Under one of them, he modernized the unfinished Cherokee nuclear power plant near the town of Gaffney in South Carolina. It was in it that all the underwater filming of the picture was carried out.
7. "The hills have eyes"
You can feel like a hero of the movie "The hills have eyes" in Morocco. Here, in the town of Sousse-Massa-Draa, a gas station from the film was built.
8. "Big fish"
The city where the events of Tim Burton's fantastic tragicomedy "Big Fish" take place was built on an island in the middle of a river in Montgomery, Alabama. Now all kinds of vegetation have also become an integral part of the interiors of houses.
9. "All-metal shell"
Stanley Kubrick shot a film about the Vietnam War from beginning to end in England. The scenery for the tape was an abandoned plant for the production of coal gas Beckton Gas Works.
10. "The Lord of the Rings"
The Shire, the birthplace of the Hobbits from the cult saga "The Lord of the Rings", was recreated on the territory of a sheep farm. It is not surprising that now its main inhabitants are sheep.