A scene from the movie “Mamma Mia!”
1. Mamma Mia! (Mamma Mia!, 2008). Greece
The effect of this sparkling musical based on the songs of Swedish mega-band ABBA takes place on the fictional island of Kalokairi. Its role is “played” two Greek Islands of Skopelos and Skiathos, located in the Aegean sea. Both of them are part of the Northern Sporades. Some scenes were filmed in the small fishing village of Damouchari of Pelion.
Starring in the movie performed by Meryl Streep, pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard. American architect, English banker and a Swedish sailor at the invitation of a former lover coming to the wedding of his daughter. That’s just not clear who of the three of them her father…
By the way, next year will see the continuation of this movie: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. The plot is still kept secret, but we know that the shooting took place on the island of Vis in Croatia.
A scene from the movie “Cote d’azur”
2. Cote d’azur (By the Sea, 2015). Malta
Insanely annoying each other husband and wife come to relax on the Cote d’azur of the French Riviera and is situated in a tiny hotel, right on the coast… Husband and wife played by Brad pitt and Angelina Jolie. And Jolie, moreover, acted as Director of this quite intimate paintings.
For us, the intrigue lies in the fact that the film was shot not in France as one would assume, and in Malta. More precisely, on the island of Gozo. More precisely, in the Bay of Mgarr. Few street scenes were filmed in the small town of Gharb, also in Gozo.
The film company Universal Pictures Jolie has allocated money for the film on the condition that she will act for them in a couple of blockbusters, and the money for the production of “côte d’azur” will be deducted from future royalties.
A scene from the movie “the Talented Mr. Ripley”
3. The talented Mr. Ripley (The Talented Mr. Ripley, 1999). Italy
The film Anthony Minghella with Matt Damon in the main role takes place in the late 1950-ies in Italy in the town of Mongibello on the beach. However, in Italy the city with the same name there. But with his role quite successfully coped Positano, one of the best resorts of the Amalfi coast. It can be easily identified by the dome of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, which from time to time appears in the frame. Specially for the filming of Positano made-up antique. The film shows a local festival in honor of the statue of the Black Madonna and child, which carried on a stretcher from the sea. Noted in the film and the famous beach of Positano. For the fatal acquaintance of the hero Matt Damon with Dickie Greenleaf in the performance of Jude law.
Frame from the movie “the Beach”
4. The Beach (The Beach, 2000). Thailand
A film by Danny Boyle with Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, was filmed on the island of Phi Phi Le in Thailand. However, according to the book by Alex garland, which was filmed the movie “the secret Paradise” described in it, were likely not here, but on one of the Islands of Angthong national Park, located forty kilometers West of Samui. Filming location of “the Beach” the Maya Bay on Phi Phi Le, surrounded on all sides by steep, forested cliffs, is considered one of the most beautiful in Thailand, and during filming, it really was almost Paradise. Unfortunately, today the “Paradise” has lost its original charm due to the crowds of tourists, attracted by the film. It is also a nature reserve, so the beach is paid.
A scene from the movie “Blue lagoon”
5. The blue lagoon (The Blue Lagoon, 1980). Fiji
Despite the fact that this film is relatively old, it looks quite modern. Because the dream of living on a secluded island Paradise will be in demand at all times. Recall the plot: a boy with a girl after a shipwreck, are stranded on a desert island, where they are maturing and understanding of the world. Brooke shields and Christopher Atkins starred, became after that film superstars and youth icons.
Filmed all this heavenly splendor in very different places. Fiji (Islands Nanuya Levu and Turtle, which are privately owned by businessman Richard Evanson), Vanuatu (champagne Bay is a Bay on the island of Espiritu Santo), Jamaica and even on the island of Comino already mentioned in this review Malta.
But the geography of the sequel, “return to the Blue lagoon” (1991) with young Mila Jovovich is much more modest. The film was shot all in one place, on the island of Taveuni, in Fiji.
Frame from the film “Kon-Tiki”
6. Kon-Tiki (Kon-Tiki, 2012). The Maldives
The film, based on real events, recounts the historic voyage of the famous Norwegian traveler and scientist Thor Heyerdahl and his international team on a reed raft across the Pacific ocean. It is the ocean became the main protagonist and the main location of this film. Most of the film’s scenes were filmed in the Maldives and the Islands of Khao Lak and Phuket in Thailand.
A scene from the movie “pirates of the Caribbean”
7. Pirates of the Caribbean (Pirates of the Caribbean, 2003, 2006, 2007, 20011). The Islands of the Caribbean
It is known that the creators of this epic at the very beginning did not expect such a huge popularity. The task was more than modest: to revive interest in one of the pirate rides of Disneyland. What happened, everyone knows. The first part of the picture — “the Curse of the Black pearl” was filmed on the island of Grenada, which is located in the southeastern part of the Caribbean sea, as well as on the Samana Peninsula in the Dominican Republic, all on the same Caribbean. In “dead man’s Chest” the geography of the shootings has expanded through the Bahamas, and in the film “On the edge of the world” involving California and Hawaii. “On stranger tides” to this motley crew was joined by Puerto Rico.
And now the surprise. In the last film of the franchise this year — “Dead men tell no tales” — the crew radically changed the landscape. No Hawaii, the Bahamas and Puerto Rico… the Whole movie entirely filmed in Australia. In Queensland.
Photo preview: the scene from the movie “pirates of the Caribbean”
Author: Dmitry Rzhannikov