Film locations

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2x13 Dragonfly In Amber ~ Culloden Moor

Culloden Moor (Inverness, Scotland)

“Following the battle,” he read, “eighteen wounded Jacobite officers took refuge in the farmhouse near the moor. Here they lay in pain, their wounds untended, for two days. At the end of that time, they were taken out and shot. One man, a Fraser of the Master of Lovat’s regiment, escaped the slaughter.” ~ Voyager

Old Leanach Farmhouse (Culloden Moor, Scotland)

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Don Draper Mad Men childhood home by California to Chicago
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Victorian Homes Carroll Ave LA This is the house used in the last episode of one of the season. When Don Draper takes his kids to see his Childhood home that was the brothel he grew up in. They used a lot of CGI to make this look run down and surrounded by old industry buildings in the scene.

Got back from Hawaii yesterday afternoon. (Currently sitting in front of the heater, feels so odd.)  Holiday was short and intense but awesome. :D  There was some heartbreak when it seemed like Scott and Grace wouldn’t make it to SOTB (everybody was filming, multiple locations running, right up until the start-time - basically they finished work and got driven straight over) but!

Then Billy V announced that Scotty was actually there. :D  It was an amazing moment - unfortunately Grace still couldn’t make it, poor thing.

Anyway I’m rambling, but I got to speak to Scott and he signed my copy of his play.  And as always, he’s 400% more gorgeous than film could ever hope to capture.  Like okay I’m biased but WHOA BOY.  Compact and built, those shoulders are broad man, hhnnn.  Hair fluffy and blond, arms only just fitting into the sleeves.  Anyway.  Um.  Yes.

Yay!

Also I will be giffing things at some point, and I have a few ideas for a few things. :D

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Top Harry Potter Locations

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland (Ford Anglia scene)

Glencoe, Scotland (Hogwarts grounds)

Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England (Courtyard and corridor)

Bodleian Library, Oxford, England (Library and infirmary)

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England (Madame Hooch’s flying lesson)

Leadenhall Market, London, England (The entrance to The Leaky Cauldron)

King’s Cross Station, London, England

See more Harry Potter locations and tours here

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MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

Once again, we celebrate May 4th or Star Wars Day with photos from Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area in California. For years, Star Wars enthusiasts have ventured to the BLM’s Imperial Sand Dunes to visit the filming location of the opening scenes of Return of the Jedi.  The Imperial Sand Dunes are the largest dune mass in California.  Formed by windblown sands of ancient Lake Cahuilla, the dunes create an out-of-this-world landscape ideal for Hollywood film backdrops and are known as an off-roading mecca.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Imperial Sand Dunes.

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Crimson Peak Filming Location (pt1)

Casa Loma

Due to its unique architectural character in Toronto, Casa Loma has been a popular location for movies and TV. For example, it has served as a location for movies such as X-MenStrange BrewChicagoThe TuxedoScott Pilgrim vs. the WorldWarehouse 13, Twitches Too and The Pacifier. Comic books and children’s novels that have used it include the Scott Pilgrim series and Eric Wilson’s murder mystery, The Lost Treasure of Casa Loma. It was also temporarily transformed into Hogwarts for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In the CBC Television show Being Erica, the episode “Mi Casa, Su Casa Loma” features Casa Loma prominently as the place where main character Erica Strange works.[12]

Casa Loma is also mentioned in Canadian poet Dennis Lee’s 1970 children’s poem “Wiggle to the Laundromat”, in the collection Alligator Pie: “Wiggle to the laundromat,/Waggle to the sea;/ Skip to Casa Loma/ And you can’t catch me!”.[13] It also served in the movie adaption of R.L. Stine’s “Goosebumps (TV series)” A Night In Terror Tower. Casa Loma also features prominently in the biography-documentary of Sir Henry Pellatt, The Pellatt Newsreel: the Man who Built Casa Loma which appeared on the Biography Channel and was nominated for a 2009 Gemini for Best Biography Documentary. TV show “Hemlock Grove” was also filmed there as well as “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”.

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“From the very beginning— from the first moment, I may almost say— of my acquaintance with you, your manners, impressing me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your conceit, and your selfish disdain of the feelings of others, were such as to form the groundwork of disapprobation on which succeeding events have built so immovable a dislike; and I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry.”

- Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

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We continue our count-down to the #Oscars with another film location on BLM-managed public lands.

How about rafting a film site? The Rogue National Wild and Scenic River in southwestern Oregon flows 215 miles from Crater Lake to the Pacific Ocean. One of the original eight rivers included in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968, the Rogue is surrounded by forested mountains and rugged boulder and rock-lined banks. Alongside the picturesque Rogue River, John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn shot their 1975 film, Rooster Cogburn.