Follow in the footsteps of James Bond, Holly Golightly, Tyrion Lannister and more with Lonely Planet’s Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide - BOOK RELEASE


Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Establishing Shot says check out the Lonely Planet’s Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s GuideI f you are a reader of The Establishing Shot or a follow us on Flickr or Instagram you will no doubt know that we love film and we love travel and we definitely love combining our favourite past times. So we have been fortunate to be able to do a fair share of set jetting around the world visiting locations used in films.

    We have a bucket list of places we wish to visit bringing us closer to some of our favourite films, capturing a magical place in time and memory as well as get some insight into the thinking underpinning the creative decisions made to bring some of those magic moments to screen.

     We are always on the lookout for more tips and advice on visiting film related locations so were quite chuffed when Lonely Planet gave us a sneak peek of their upcoming book Lonely Planet’s Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide which focuses on – you guessed it. Film locations you can visit around the world.

     Although we didn't actually get to see the completed book rather a digital version of it, the Lonely Planet’s Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide is a gorgeous looking book with a focus on high quality photography.

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Lonely Planet’s Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide Cover © 2017 Lonely Planet [+]
     We already have a small collection of film location books that we use for reference both in work and play so another one is always welcome on the shelf. However the Lonely Planet’s Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide is not really a studio shelf book it is more of a coffee table book. The existing books I use are absolutely brilliant, indispensable and I often refer to them - but they are what some might consider fairly esoteric or geeky and are on my bookshelf along with many other reference books.

     The Lonely Planet’s Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide seems to be more of a living room coffee table book which is a quick browse and a social conversation starter.

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Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide - The Man with The Golden Gun Thailand Location© 2017 Lonely Planet [+]
     Each location featured is accompanied by stunning photography giving you a feel for the film location, a brief summary of the locations inclusion in the film as well as the longitude and latitude of the location so you can find it yourself.

     The Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide is the latest book in the Lonely Planet Spotter's Guides and will be released this April, it consists of 128 glossy pages high on visuals, low on copy. It features 102 locations from beloved films & TV shows from across 70 decades. The Spotter’s Guide is 18cm by 18cm so it's the perfect size to compliment any coffee table collection.

Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide - The Motorcycle Diaries RoboCop Locations
Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide - The Motorcycle Diaries RoboCop Locations [+]

   Follow in the footsteps of James Bond, Holly Golightly, Tyrion Lannister and more with Lonely Planet’s Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide


This April, discover the international locations where iconic scenes from over 100 of the most famous films and television series were shot with Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide from Lonely Planet.

With 92 movies spanning from 1925’s Battleship Potemkin to 2015’s The Revenant, and nine TV series ranging from the original Star Trek (1966-69) to current favourites Game of Thrones, The Bridge and Broadchurch, this book is about the real-world places that have provided the backdrops and settings for some of our most memorable screen dreams.

Lonely Planet’s Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide Sample Pages
Lonely Planet’s Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide Sample Pages © 2017 Lonely Planet [+]
Written by Laurence Phelan, film critic at The Independent, Laurence observes in his introduction to the book that,

“The movies take you places: cinema is a mode of transport. In just 90 minutes, you can be whisked all the way around the globe – perhaps with a dotted red line marking your progress on a map as you go. Some films take you even farther, out of this world and to other galaxies far, far away.

What’s great is that the converse is often true: there are some places that can transport you into the world of a movie. If you want to feel like James Bond, try going to ‘James Bond Island’ [Khao Phing Kan, Thailand]. In a Holly Golightly mood? Have a Danish pastry and some coffee outside Tiffany’s in Manhattan. Or want to feel like the title character in Rocky? Then run up the steps to the Philadelphia Museum and put your hands in the air like a champ when you get to the top.”

Featured productions and locations close to home include: An American Werewolf in London (1981; Black Mountains, Wales), Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001, Australia House, the Strand, London), Pride and Prejudice (2005; Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK), The Wicker Man (1973; Burrow Head, Scotland) The Princess Bride (1987; The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland), Amélie (2001; Café des 2 Moulins, Montmatre, Paris, France), The Talented Mr Ripley (1999; Ischia, Gulf of Naples, Italy), In Bruges (2008; Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce Hotel, Bruges, Belgium) and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013; Kirkjufell, Snæfellsnes, Iceland).

All imagery used in this post is reproduced with permission from Film & TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide, © 2017 Lonely Planet

Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide
April 2017
£7.99
180mm x 180mm
128 pages
www.lonelyplanet.com
Paperback | ISBN: 9781786577603

The Establishing Shot: FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JAMES BOND, HOLLY GOLIGHTLY, TYRION LANNISTER AND MORE WITH LONELY PLANET’S FILM AND TV LOCATIONS: A SPOTTER’S GUIDE - BOOK RELEASE

Craig Calder says check out the Lonely Planet’s Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide
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When not watching or making films he takes pictures, eats, drinks, dives, tries to connect to nature whilst mentally storyboarding the greatest film ever made. He also  & sometimes utilises owl-themed gadgets to fight crime. 

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