Air Partner - 25 Feb 2019
After celebrating the leading talent in film at the prestigious Oscars ceremony last night, why not experience the destinations where some of these award-winning scenes were set? We have put together a few of the top film locations to visit, where memorable movie moments were created. Here are our nominees for the Best Film Location Destinations.
A Star Is Born
To create a musical backdrop with real atmosphere, this film gave itself modern day context utilizing real stages of Coachella 2017 during both festival weekends. It also used the Pyramid Stage of Glastonbury Festival 2017. This critical darling starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper should get an Academy Award for its resourceful location scouting.
Nearest airport: Bermuda Dunes or Palm Springs International Airport
This foreign film is a transcendent black and white experience, taking its audience directly to its title location La Roma. Filmed intimately in this Mexico City neighbourhood, the film's director Alfonso Cuaron actually grew up here. This charming area is known for its culinary flare. Its historic beginnings as an upper class residential area has developed more of a hipster vibe these days.
Nearest airport: Mexico City International or Toluca
While Marvel-ous effects created this utopian African landscape, the film was shot near Atlanta's Peach City at Pinewood Studios, High Museum of Art and Atlanta's City Hall. Atlanta has quickly become known as the "Hollywood of the South" for its sudden rise in popularity as a location for television and film productions.
Nearest airport: Atlanta International or Dekalb Peachtree
While this true story roadie flick takes you across America, the movie's principal filming took place in Louisiana. Featuring some of New Orleans' historic landmarks such as the Saenger Theatre, The Roosevelt Hotel, W.P. Brownhouse and the Orpheus Theatre, the location plays a key role to successfully create a sense of nostalgic grandeur for this year's Best Picture winner.
Nearest airport: New Orleans Lakefront
Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite
To recreate the iconic Wembley Stadium performance by Queen lead vocalist Freddie Mercury (winning Best Actor: Rami Malek), the production design team created an accurate replica of the Live Aid 1985 set constructed at Bovingdon airfield, close to Hemel Hempstead, 20 miles north of London. Not too far from here, London also lent its rich architecture for another Queen channeling performance... For this 18th century Queen Anne biopic, Best Actress Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz filmed on location at Hatfield House. The regal 16th century setting provided spacious interiors for the production design and cinematography. Other scenes took place at Hampton Court Palace and the historical city of Oxford.
Nearest airport: London City