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July 31, 2009

See the movie, then see the country

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How many of us were inspired to go somewhere after seeing a movie? For example, I was lucky to catch a screening of the comedy L’Auburge Espagnole before visiting Barcelona on a trip through Europe.  Part of the fun was retracing the steps of my favorite characters.

Museyon Guides is ready to help out movie buffs with its new series of “Film + Travel” books. They’re full of fascinating background trivia, often straight from the people who worked on the films.  For an excellent write-up, check out this In Transit blog post.

Got any stories to share about visiting places you saw in movies? How did the reality compare to the fantasy?

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5 Responses to “See the movie, then see the country”

  1. Liv Says:

    Movies can definitely inspire me! In most cases, I’d already been to the country so seeing the movie inspired me to return through sheer waves of nostalgia. Roman Holiday, Amelie … if I ever saw The Beach again, I’d probably start rooting around for fares to Thailand. Cool topic!

  2. brian from nodebtworldtravel.com Says:

    Thailand for me was seeing Jean Claude Van Damme in all those action flicks. When I went to Bangkok the first thing I had to see was live Muy Thai.

  3. maria Says:

    Krakow & Schindler’s List (movie and book too), absolutely moving…

  4. Filo Aman Says:

    My first film inspired trip back in 1992, was to Sicily after seen the “Big Blue” (Le Grand Blue)directed by Luc Besson. I spend some time in Taormina, a marvelous city in west Sicily.

    After a couple of years i visit Portugal and the most west point of continental Europe in “Cabo Da Roca”. This visit was inspired from another Frnch film “Les nuits fauves” (1992) directed by Cyril Collard.

    Now my next goal is to visit the places where the film “37°2 le matin” filmed. Another French film Directed by Jean-Jacques Beineux. The places are: Gruissan plage Aude and Marvejols.

  5. TravMonkey Says:

    Great topic… like a lot of people I’d have (like liv) to say The Beach always makes me want to head off to Thailand.

    Paul @
    TravMonkey.com

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