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Film + Travel Asia, Oceania, Africa: Traveling the World Through Your Favorite Movies

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Featuring color photographs of movie locations, sites, and landmarks, this guide for film buffs and travel lovers provides information about notable scenes from 139 movies shot throughout Asia, Oceania, and Africa. Drive into the parking garage at the University of Melbourne and follow in the footsteps of Mel Gibson in Mad Max. Go to the 83rd floor of the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong and see where Angelina Jolie jumped in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Whisper your deepest desires into the walls of Ta Prom...

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Overview

Featuring color photographs of movie locations, sites, and landmarks, this guide for film buffs and travel lovers provides information about notable scenes from 139 movies shot throughout Asia, Oceania, and Africa. Drive into the parking garage at the University of Melbourne and follow in the footsteps of Mel Gibson in Mad Max. Go to the 83rd floor of the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong and see where Angelina Jolie jumped in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Whisper your deepest desires into the walls of Ta Prom Temple in Cambodia and re-create In the Mood for Love. Warm up your vocal chords at Karaoke-kan in Tokyo and pay homage to Lost in Translation. Discover which tiny Tasmanian town of 300 residents inspires Hayao Miyazaki, the anime mastermind behind Spirited Away and Kiki’s Delivery Service. Find out when the scenery of Vietnam is in Cambodia and when it’s in Puerto Rico and much, much more.

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Editorial Reviews

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If you've ever thought about how films have permeated our sense of location, whether it's Alfred Hitchcock's steep, spinning San Francisco in Vertigo or Anthony Minghella's bronzed, sun-drenched Italian islands in The Talented Mr. Ripley, this new series of guides may be for you. They're not exactly travel guides, and they're not objective sources on film history either. They will not tell you where to eat, stay, or how to travel; they focus on locations and the movies that were shot there, with the bulk of movies covered dating from 1990 to 2005. Place-names are bolded in these location essays, while movies discussed are not, so the films are not easy to pick out in the text. (There is a film index in the back.) Each guide offers a different writer for the particular area discussed, whether a city, a region, or a country. The writers are young film aficionados from around the world, many with degrees in film studies. Their essays are more ruminative than trivia wonks would expect, and the illustrations are of the tourist variety rather than screen shots from the movies. The tours are worldly and wry—but not always displaying thorough expertise (e.g., the New York City writer's reference to The Sorrow and the Pity, Woody Allen's habitual film destination in Annie Hall, does not indicate awareness that it is a major documentary on the Holocaust). The locations covered, far from comprehensive, are often off the beaten path, but there are no maps or directions. Nonetheless, film-loving globe-trotters will appreciate Almodovar's Madrid or Tunisia's "seas of burnt umber sand." VERDICT Perhaps these books would have succeeded better as a TV travel series. They will be engaging for somemovie fans or travelers looking to follow filmic footsteps or add reality to their cinematic diversion, but as hybrids, they are neither fully useful travel guides nor fully useful film studies. Yet film lovers short on a dime can easily find an armchair escape here or think about a future trip.—Ben Malczewski, Ypsilanti District Library, MI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982232019
  • Publisher: Museyon Guides
  • Publication date: 6/23/2009
  • Series: Film+ Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Museyon Guides are visually oriented travel guides, accessibly written for the greenhorn as well as the aficionado, featuring academic-quality information on artistic and cultural interests and obsessions. They are based in New York City.

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  • Posted July 8, 2009

    Nicely done

    These guides are great. I love film and travel, so these are perfect for me. I am headed to Australia in December, so I am psyched to check out some of these locations. What's cool about the series is that so many different movies and locations are mentioned around the globe. The photos are pretty nice too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2009

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    Great Series!

    These Film + Travel guides are soo great! I can't wait for my next vacation to incorporate the movie scene locations!

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