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Peep Film Tourism, the IG visiting some of the most iconic film spots

As a film buff who currently resides in New York, it’s easy to come across so many landmarks that have been the site for some of the most iconic scenes from our many beloved movies and television series.

I mean, you only need to stand outside Tiffany’s window on Fifth Avenue taking a bite out of a delicious danish to channel the Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn, or take a stroll along Perry Street in the West Village and take a photo in front of Carrie Bradshaw’s brownstone.

Admittedly, I am one of these tourists. Plus, a short walk from Perry Street you take you to Bedford Street, where you will undoubtedly come across a flock of tourists taking a photo in front of the Friends‘ building.


Evidently, so many films and television series have been shot in the Big Apple. While a quick google search can direct you to sign up for a movie sites tour around the city, why not take matters into your own hands?

That’s exactly what film enthusiast, Andrea David did.

David combines her love of film, as well as music and TV, with her love for travel by visiting iconic locations around the world. Once there, David takes stunning photographs, matching up the film still with the real-life location.

During her studies on tourism management in Germany, David recognized and argued in her thesis how pop culture has an instrumental influence in people’s travel decisions.

While her travels began by proving her thesis, she became enthralled by her intellectual project and has continued to journey around the world in discovering locations and recapturing our favorite cinematic, television and music video moments.

David documents her travels on her website, Film Tourism US that is frequented by many film enthusiasts seeking to replicate David’s ventures around the world.

The self-titled “Film Tourism” Instagram accounts currently has 274k followers. Peep below to see a dope selection of iconic film and television locations from around the world.

The Fast and the Furious (2001)

Kill Bill (2003)

La La Land (2016)

Heat (1995)

Cool Runnings (1993)

“Thriller” – Michael Jackson (1982)

The Hangover Part II (2011)

Trainspotting (1996)

The Revenant (2015)

Run Lola Run (1999)

The Shining (1980)


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Happy Birthday to author Stephen King @stephenking! I took this „The Shining“ pic-in-pic two years ago while staying at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. The hotel didn’t serve as the Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s film adaption but it inspired King to write the novel „The Shining“ when he spent there one night with his family as the only guests before it was closed for winter. In Room 217 he had a nightmare and woke up sweating all over but with a story in his mind… The Stanley is well-known for being a haunted hotel and was also the location for „The Shining“ TV miniseries. What‘s your favorite Stephen King book or film? •••••••••••••••••••••••• #stephenking #theshining #shining #redrum #hauntedhotel #thestanley

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Back to the Future (1985)

Fargo (1996)

Love Actually (2003)

The Godfather (1972)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

Halloween (1978)

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

Game of Thrones (2011)

The Notebook (2004)