Hollywood travels across the globe for their movies. The big production houses leave no stones unturned to make sure they capture the best of the best. Most of the Hollywood films take us around the famous cities of the world like New York, London, Paris and so many others. In many movies whenever the location shift happens, an iconic shot of the city is shown with its name below in most of the movies. Here are some of those iconic location shots and locations of such cities which are used in most films.
1. London Eye, London:
An aerial shot of the Europe’s biggest ferris wheel just beside the river Thames, sounds beautiful doesn’t it? The Big Ben was one of the iconic monuments which used to represent London until it was replaced by London Eye after its establishment in the year 2000. A revolving aerial shot of the London Eye along with river Thames features in pretty much every Hollywood film shot in London.
2. Times Square, New York:
New York is the city that never sleeps. A buzzing Times Square is shown in most of the movies not only as a shot to represent the city, but it is also used to film action sequences and other important scenes in the movies.
3. Arc De Triomphe, Paris:
This famous war monument probably beats the iconic Eiffel tower by just to feature most in the movies. The top view of this monument shows how this big arc leads to twelve paths which is used in most of the Hollywood films. Almost every chase sequence happening in Paris will pass through the road and around this monument.
4. The famous hotels of Las Vegas:
Is there any better way to represent the gambling capital of the world apart from the hotels which have the famous Casinos? May be not. Not only Las Vegas Casinos are famous for gambling, but also their hotel buildings are huge and beautiful. MGM Grand, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Mirage and many more Casino’s shots during the night in all their glory make it to feature in many movies. The Ocean’s Eleven series gave us a good look at all of these Casinos inside out.
5. The Streets of Istanbul, Istanbul:
Istanbul is one of the world famous cultural tourist destinations. The beauty of Istanbul lies within the small streets which is a true representation of its food and culture. These streets (especially their narrow rooftops) are a very good backdrop for action and chase sequences in Hollywood movies.
6. Sydney Opera House, Sydney:
For most people, the Sydney Opera House is what comes to mind when the name of the Australia’s most populated city is mentioned. Just like the London Eye, the aerial shots of the Opera House are used to represent Sydney or in fact, just Australia in most of the Hollywood movies.
7. Petronas towers, Kuala Lumpur:
This is probably a no brainer. Being the tallest twin buildings of the world, these towers look majestic from all angles. Not only the city view from inside the twin towers is great, but also the view of these towers from other tall buildings of Kualalampur makes for great shots.
8. Burj Khalifa, Dubai:
Dubai is one of the most filmed locations of the world and one cannot just ignore the tallest building structure of the world, Burj Khalifa in Dubai. How can we forget the breathtaking scene of Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, from the top of Burj Khalifa? It’s been only 6 years since the establishment of this monument, but thanks to Hollywood we have seen the most of it.
9. Shanghai Skylines, Shanghai:
The city, Shanghai boasts many skyscrapers which includes the Shanghai tower, which is the tallest in China. The Pudong riverside gives a picturesque view of these skyscrapers and Hollywood hasn’t missed out on this shot while depicting Shanghai. Shanghai is one of the fastest growing cities of the world, and it is already quite a favourite location of Hollywood.
10. Christ the Redeemer, Rio De Janeiro:
Standing 30 m tall, this statue of the Christ is one of the new Seven wonders of the World. The altitude at which this statue is located makes it more special and iconic. It is located at the peak of the 700-metre Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park which overlooks the city of Rio. The aerial revolving shot of this statue has been shown in many Hollywood movies shot recently. This monument was established in 1931, but it gained more popularity after its restoration work in 2010.