Shooting locations for Oscar-nominated films
Venues for the Oscars 2020 selection
The 92nd Oscar ceremony reveals a great vintage in terms of films, but also in terms of locations. From the Joker to 1917, from the United States to the Czech Republic, discover 10 Oscar-ready locations.
Steps – Joker
The Joker Steps are located in the Bronx in New York City, at 167th Street, between Jerome Avenue and Anderson Avenue. In the film, Arthur Fleck, the sick and broken man who becomes the Joker, climbs these stairs several times to get to his home. His back is hunched over, his gaze unhappy, he literally undergoes this ascent. When he transforms himself into the Joker and turns his madness into a kind of strength, the Joker comes down those same steps by performing a dance on the song Rock & Roll Part. 2 from Gary Glitter. The theatre of his once contained distress becomes a kind of stage on which he expresses his emancipation and somehow endorses his new identity for the first time.
Fairburn Cabin – Avengers: Endgame
In Avengers: Endgame, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has exiled himself far from all luxury and big cities to devote himself to his little family in this charming cabin lost in the middle of the woods in Fairburn, Georgia. Recently, the premises were also used for the film Godzilla II – King of Monsters. Nearby, Africa is reaching out to you as the plains of Black Panther’s Wakanda are actually those of the Bouckaert farm in Fairburn. The perfect stay.
Umberto’s Clam House – The Irishman
Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran (Robert De Niro) goes to this restaurant and coldly kills Joe Gallo (Sebastian Maniscalco), a member of the New York mafia … Opened in 1972 by a certain Umberto Ianniello, this establishment specialising in seafood quickly became a meeting point for Italian-American mafia mobsters. It was here, two months after the inauguration, that Joe Gallo, a gangster from the Profaci family, was actually killed. An event that contributed to the reputation of the place. In 1996, Umberto’s, then located at 129 Mulberry Street, closed its doors before reopening in 2000 at number 178 on the same street. He is moving again in 2010 to his current location. The Irishman marks the reunion of Martin Scorsese and his favourite actor Robert De Niro. De Niro meets here his comrade from Les Affranchis and Casino, Joe Pesci, but also Harvey Keitel. It is also the occasion for Al Pacino to play for the first time in a film by the great Scorsese.
La maison des March – The Daughters of Doctor March
This is where Amy (Florence Pugh), Jo (Saoirse Ronan), Meg (Emma Watson), Beth (Eliza Scanlen) and their mother (Laura Dern) live while their father (Bob Odenkirk) is at war. In a concern for realism and in order to truly immerse herself in the atmosphere of the novel from which she was inspired, director Greta Gerwig wanted to shoot as many scenes as possible in Concord, where the author Louisa May Alcott lived. The house where she grew up and where the book Les Quatre Filles du Docteur March was born was reconstructed in the studio for all the interior scenes. The outdoor scenes having been shot in various locations in the surrounding area. It is now possible to visit the Orchad House.
Musso & Frank Grill – Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) and Rick Dalton (Leonardo Di Caprio) meet the famous producer Martin Schwarz (Al Pacino) in this mythical Los Angeles bar-restaurant. Sitting on a bench at Musso and Frank Grill is a direct entry into the golden age of Hollywood. Founded in 1919, he counted among his regulars such personalities as Lauren Bacall, Frank Sinatra, Charles Bukowski, William Faulkner, Orson Welles, Steve McQueen, Jack Nicholson, the Rolling Stones, Johnny Depp and Warren Beatty. It was also seen in Tim Burton’s Ed Wood and Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven. It is also the headquarters of the two main characters of the series The Kominsky Method, with Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin.
Madison Square Garden – Rocketman
In full ascent, Elton John (Taron Egerton) plays in the unavoidable New York venue. Only the exterior of Madison Square Garden as it was in 1974 can be seen in Dexter Fletcher’s film. Unlike Rami Malek, who was dubbed for the sung parts of Bohemian Rhapsody, Taron Egerton performs all the songs from the film himself. It was in 1968 that Madison Square Garden began hosting concerts. Bing Crosby and Bob Hope were the first to perform there, followed by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Alice Cooper, David Bowie, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Black Sabbath, Guns N’ Roses… Elton John, on the other hand, has played it ten times.
Knickerbocker Bar & Grill – Marriage Story
The troupe of Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) and Charlie (Adam Driver) used to meet regularly in this bar located between Union Square and Washington Square Park. It is in this establishment that the couple watches each other suspiciously when the actors come for a drink after Nicole’s last performance with the troupe. Founded in 1977, the Knickerbocker Bar & Grill has become a neighbourhood institution. It has the particularity of offering small jazz concerts every Friday and Saturday where the artists use the local piano. It is decorated with panelled walls, leather benches and a marble bar, while posters from the early 20th century decorate the walls. Many celebrities are among his clients, such as F. Murray Abraham, Ben Stiller, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Peter Dinklage, Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Jane Curtain, Jessica Lange and Paul Sorvino.
Jojo’s house – Jojo Rabbit
It is here, in this modest German home, that Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) lives with his mother (Scarlett Johansson). The house in which they hide Elsa (Thomasin McKenzie), a Jewish teenager, while outside, World War II rages on. Director Taika Waititi set up his cameras in the Czech Republic to reconstruct a German city during the deadly conflict. Its teams have completely renovated the façade of this abandoned house. The interiors were shot in the Barrandov Studios in Prague.
Daytona International Speedway – Le Mans 66
While they have to compete in the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans, Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and his driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale), who drive for Ford, set off on the 24 Hours of Daytona circuit. Widely filmed in California, in the Los Angeles area, Le Mans 66 did not exploit the real Le Mans circuit in France. The final scene taking place on the legendary track was reconstructed using too many existing circuits: one near Savannah, another near Statesboro and the third one also located in the state of Georgia. Places chosen because of the nature of the landscape, very similar to the one that can be admired around the circuit of Le Mans.
The canal – 1917
On his way to deliver an important message, in the middle of enemy territory, Will Schofield (George MacKay) must cross a canal leading to a ruined city. That’s when a German soldier targeted him. This area of Glasgow, in full rehabilitation, hosted the 1917 filming for 3 weeks, the time needed to make up the canal and the surrounding buildings. However, the abandoned building from which the German soldier fired at Schofield appears as it is in reality. 1917 was also filmed on the Bovingdon Airfield in England, a Ministry of Defence site, where several trenches were dug. This is also where the Live Aid for the film Bohemian Rhapsody and the planet Scarif in Rogue One were reconstructed. The famous Shepperton studio was also widely used.
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