Paris is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world and has provided the backdrop for countless number of movies. One of the more action-packed of those is Ronin: a vastly under-rated thriller that boasts possibly the best car chase in any movie, ever, roaring through the streets and freeways from one end of the city to the other. However, the action begins in a small tunnel under the Pont Alexandre III bridge next to the Port du Gros Caillou as Sam (Robert De Niro) and Vincent (Jean Reno) are led into an ambush.
Other little tucked away locations include a little restaurant called Blue Sky, on the Rue des Trois Frères in the Montmartre district of Paris, which is where the team first meets at the beginning of the movie.
When Harry Met Sally
New York is probably up there with Los Angeles for the most used movie location of all time. Let’s face facts, virtually every Woody Allen movie is in New York, and of course many others like Godzilla, Ghostbusters and of course When Harry Met Sally.
Without a doubt, the most famous scenes in the movie is where Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) fakes an orgasm while sat in a New York Deli opposite Harry Burns (Billy Crystal). The Deli in question is Katz’s Deli in the Lower East Side at 205 East Houston Street. Inside the restaurant the table where Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal sat at for that scene is marked with a plaque that reads, “Congratulations! You’re sitting where Harry met Sally.”
One of many films that didn’t too well at the time of its release, but became a cult classic years later is Hudson Hawk. Much of the movie is set in Rome and it utilizes a number of well-known locations in the oh-so beautiful Italian capital, including the very famous Piazza Navona and “Enzo’s Restaurant” which is in is in Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere where Eddie (Bruce Willis) charms Anna (Andie MacDowell) only minutes after half-inching the Codex from the Vatican museum.
But one of the more stunning locations is the Mayflowers’ HQ, a beautiful museum called the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, in the district known as the EUR. The nearest underground stop is Marconi.
Las Vegas, the original City of Sin, has featured in a number of good quality flicks; it does have a great many easily identifiable, iconic buildings after all. Swingers features a little of Vegas, The Hangover is partially set inside Caesar’s Palace and a sizeable portion of The Strip gets wiped out in Con Air, not to mention Ocean’s 11 and its two disappointing sequels. And it’s this remake we’re going to focus on today boys and girls.
The Bellagio casino, located at 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South, is one of the more tasteful sights in Sin City and it features the world famous fountain display and this is where the final scene of the Ocean’s 11 remake takes place.