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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, January 24, 2017

Visiting Filming Locations of "xXx" (2002) in Prague, Czech Republic

Directed by Rob Cohen.
Produced by Neal H. Moritz.
Written by Rich Wilkes.
Starring Vin Diesel , Asia Argento, Samuel L. Jackson.

xXx is a 2002 action film directed by Rob Cohen. The film is the first installment of the XXX franchise, stars Vin Diesel as Xander Cage, a thrill seeking extreme sports enthusiast, stuntman and rebellious athlete-turned-reluctant spy for the National Security Agency who is sent on a dangerous mission to infiltrate a group of potential Russian terrorists in Central Europe.
Cohen previously directed The Fast and the Furious (2001), in which Diesel also starred.
Most of the film is set in Prague, Czech Republic.
Stunt player Harry O'Connor, Diesel's stunt double, was killed when he hit a pillar of the Palacky Bridge in Prague, para-sailing during one of the action scenes. The accident occurred while filming the second take of the stunt; O'Connor's first attempt was completed without incident and can be seen in the completed film. -Wikipedia.

 Beginning of the movie tooks place at Týnská street towards Staroměstké náměstí.

 Xander Cage arrives in Prague. Nerudova 40.

 U Prašné brány 1.

Vin Diesel runs from the restaurant at náměstí Republiky 4 and turns around the corner...

... to Radnické schody and slides down  with the tray to Ke Hradu.
 Paavo is doing Vin Diesel pose.

 Archbishob's Palace.

In the middle of the Karlův most scene they show this statue which is actually at the
Vítkov Hill.

 The Final Showdown at Karlův most.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Visiting Filming Location of "Spalovač mrtvol" (1969) in Prague, Czech Republic

Directed by Juraj Herz
Written by Ladislav Fuks & Juraj Herz
Starring Rudolf Hrušínský &Vlasta Chramostová

The Cremator (Czech: Spalovač mrtvol) is a 1969 Czechoslovak horror comedy/drama film directed by Juraj Herz, based on a novel by Ladislav Fuks. The film was selected as the Czechoslovakian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 42nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
The story is set in 1930s Prague, where the cremator Karel Kopfrkingl lives and works. The story combines features from black comedy and horror. It is often recognized as a follower of German Expressionist film and also as an example of the Czechoslovak New Wave.
The film was banned after its premiere in 1969, and remained in the vault until the collapse of the communist system in Czechoslovakia in 1989.
With a 90.2% score on the Czech and Slovak Movie Database as well as praise from movie critics, The Cremator is often considered to be one of the best movies ever made in Czechoslovakia. It has also gathered a prominent cult following. -Wikipedia

 Kostnické náměstí 5. Paavo is posing with The Cremator DVD bought earlier that day.