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Visiting filming locations and other movie adventures with Jarno Mahlberg. Some of these locations have been covered elsewhere, but all represent my own research and view. Enjoy, comment and follow.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Visiting Filming Locations of "The Jackal" (1997) in Helsinki/Porvoo, Finland

Directed by Michael Caton-Jones.
Produced by James Jacks, Sean Daniel, Michael Caton-Jones and Kevin Jarre.
Screenplay by Chuck Pfarrer.
Based on The Day of the Jackal by Kenneth Ross.
Starring Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier and Diane Venora.

The film, which is a loose remake of the 1973 film The Day of the Jackal, involves the hunt for a paid assassin.

Fred Zinnemann, director of The Day of the Jackal, fought with Universal Pictures to change the title of the film so that it wouldn't share the original's name. Frederick Forsyth, who wrote the novel on which the first film was based, also publicly distanced himself from the remake. As a result, the title of the film was shortened and Forsyth's name was removed from the credits; it is instead credited as being "based on the motion picture screenplay The Day of the Jackal by Kenneth Ross."
Much of the film was shot on location in Richmond, Virginia, but some scenes were shot on location in Montreal (and its subway stations), as well as Helsinki and Porvoo, Finland. -Wikipedia

Tehtaankatu, Helsinki

Kapteeninkatu, Helsinki


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Visiting Profondo Rosso Store / Museo Degli Orrori di Dario Argento in Rome, Italy

Unfortunately Luigi Cozzi wasn't there when we visited the store. :(

Dèmoni (1985)

Pheomena (1985)

Dèmoni 2 (1986)

 La chiesa (1989)

Visiting Filming Locations of "Inferno" (1980) in Rome, Italy

Written and Directed by Dario Argento
Starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi and Alida Valli

The story concerns a young man's investigation into the disappearance of his sister, who had been living in a New York City apartment building that also served as a home for a powerful, centuries-old witch.

A thematic sequel to Suspiria (1977), the film is the second part of Argento's Three Mothers trilogy. The long-delayed concluding entry, Mother of Tears, was released in 2007. All three films are partially derived from the concept of "Our Ladies of Sorrow" (Mater Lachrymarum, Mater Suspiriorum and Mater Tenebrarum) originally devised by Thomas de Quincey in his book Suspiria de Profundis (1845).
Argento has repeatedly called Inferno one of his least favorite of all his films, as his memories of the movie are tainted by his recollection of the painful illness he suffered. -Wikipedia

Sara (Eleonora Giorgi) get off a taxi at Piazza Mincio and goes inside the library...

which is Biblioteca Angelica.

 Sara continues in to the basement.

Sara escapes from the basement and runs on Via Dora back at Piazza Mincio.

The apartment where Sara's friend meets a terrible death is at Via Po 22.

Piazza Mincio was used also in The Omen (1976) 
Biblioteca Angelica was used as Vatican Library in Angels & Demons (2009).