On a recent trip to Paris, I thought it would be a great idea to take a location shot of one of my favorite recent films Taken. The task was simple enough a sign of the infamous “Rue de Paradis.” The execution left a lot to be desired. I got hopelessly lost in my quest and soon realized why that location was selected for the particularly scene in the movie. Not that I thought the area was entirely bad but as a non-native visiting a city you really should feel comfortable navigating your way around your environs. Just as I would not expect tourists to go to certain areas of my nearest city, New York, the same rule holds for other international cities.
So in short, that is my travel advisory when you are “scouting” locations that have been featured in famous films: Know where you are going!
Happy Travels and Filmgoing!