Address 3600 Prospect St NW Washington, DC 20007, USA

Long before Rocky’s and the Joker’s, the stairs where the conclusion of The Exorcist takes place gained sudden fame at the time of the film’s release.

Connecting Prospect Street and 36th Street NW, these steep stairs were built in 1895, at the same time as the Capital Traction Company. If the team of The Exorcist uses a small subterfuge in order to bring the house closer to the steps where the action takes place, we still recognize the place very well. In 2015, in response to the constant influx of visitors, the city of Washington DC organized a ceremony in the presence of William Friedkin and the writer William Peter Blatty to have the site recognized as an official monument that has marked the history of cinema and that of the city by its importance.

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Cult! movies: 100 mythical places of cinema [French Edition]

Since the dawn of cinema, films have invaded the world and highlighted sometimes unexpected places. Every film location has its secrets. The latter are sometimes as exciting as the feature films themselves.

Did you know that the cemetery where the final duel of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was built from scratch and that no body lies there? Or that the bus ofInto The Wild has been moved to discourage fans from spending the night there? From the story of the construction of The Bridge on the River Kwai to the incredible encounter during the shooting of the last scene ofIndiana Jones and the Last Crusadeembark on an exciting world tour with the greatest stars of the seventh art. Shiver in the real haunted house ofAmityville and discover the terrifying anecdotes of the making ofApocalypse Now in the Philippines. Visit the building of Blade Runner before stopping at Hogwarts and finally landing in Jurassic Parkin the middle of the Hawaiian archipelago. What if we also took you behind the scenes of the making of the Hobbits’ village of Lord of the Rings ?

Produced by a team of pop-culture specialists and enhanced by numerous anecdotes, Cult! movies tells the secrets of the places that made the history of cinema.

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