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22nd Apr '18 12:20:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/AdventuresOfCaptainMarvel'' (1941) was filmed in the deserts of Southern California, despite the fact that the first episode supposedly takes place in the jungles of Siam. In fact there seems to be some confusion between Thailand and the Middle East.

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* ''Film/AdventuresOfCaptainMarvel'' ''Film/TheAdventuresOfCaptainMarvel'' (1941) was filmed in the deserts of Southern California, despite the fact that the first episode supposedly takes place in the jungles of Siam. In fact there seems to be some confusion between Thailand and the Middle East.
22nd Apr '18 12:12:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[{{Shazam}} The Adventures of Captain Marvel]]'' (1941) was filmed in the deserts of Southern California, despite the fact that the first episode supposedly takes place in the jungles of Siam. In fact there seems to be some confusion between Thailand and the Middle East.

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* ''[[{{Shazam}} The Adventures of Captain Marvel]]'' ''Film/AdventuresOfCaptainMarvel'' (1941) was filmed in the deserts of Southern California, despite the fact that the first episode supposedly takes place in the jungles of Siam. In fact there seems to be some confusion between Thailand and the Middle East.
21st Apr '18 8:47:56 PM danlansdowne
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* ''Film/SilverStreak'' has Toronto standing in for Los Angeles, Kansas City (though the Calgary skyline was used for an establishing shot), Chicago (because the producers weren't able to find an American train line amenable to [[spoiler: having one of their trains going out of control and crashing into a station for the climax]]). Remarkably, most of this was accomplished in one building - Union Station.

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* ''Film/SilverStreak'' has Toronto standing in for Los Angeles, Kansas City (though the Calgary skyline was used for an establishing shot), and Chicago (because the producers weren't able to find an American train line amenable to [[spoiler: having one of their trains going out of control and crashing into a station for the climax]]). Remarkably, most of this was accomplished in one building - Union Station.
16th Apr '18 5:17:45 PM rjd1922
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* In ''Film/HailCaesar'' Los Angeles doubles for itself. The beaches of Rancho Palos Verdes stand in for Malibu, and "Pacific Coast Highway" is actually Palos Verdes Drive South.



* In ''Film/HailCaesar'' Los Angeles doubles for itself. The beaches of Rancho Palos Verdes stand in for Malibu, and "Pacific Coast Highway" is actually Palos Verdes Drive South.

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** The first two live action ''Film/ChroniclesOfNarnia'' films were filmed in predominately Czech Republic and Poland, with some work being done in Slovenia and New Zealand as well.

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** The first two live action live-action ''Film/ChroniclesOfNarnia'' films were filmed in predominately Czech Republic and Poland, with some work being done in Slovenia and New Zealand as well.



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* Most of the backgrounds for Yamaku High School in ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', a Western-developed DatingSim set in Japan, are actually pictures of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_University Brown University campus]] (located in Rhode Island). Additionally, in an instance of ''actual'' CaliforniaDoubling, the kitchen from the Ibarazaki house appears to be of a not especially uncommon design in the San Francisco bay area.
8th Apr '18 7:42:50 PM KJMackley
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The main reason is that a production crew not only includes a cameraman, director and actors; there are usually at least two or three dozen people working on prepping a location, providing the appropriate light and transporting the equipment to film a scene. Moving everyone, especially on a weekly television budget, is sometimes implausible even if said location is willing to permit filming. Other times, the actual location is not an option for security and or political reasons.

Another time that this may be necessary is if the original location (and this is true especially for period pieces) no longer looks like what it did in story. While obviously it might be a bit difficult filming an ancient Rome in Rome itself, as the city resembles Caesar's city in name only, even more recent cases might need new areas--the London of today is quite different from the London of Victorian times and the early part of the twentieth century (thanks [[UsefulNotes/TheHomeFront in no small part]] to the ''[[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Luftwaffe]]''), so many Eastern European locations are substituted instead. Görlitz, a city of less than 100 000 at the easternmost border of Saxony with Poland has stood in for numerous other cities, because it was left nearly unscathed by the war and has seen few urban planners trying to rebuild the whole thing according to their vision since - a rarity in central Europe.

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The main reason is that a production crew not only includes a cameraman, director and actors; there are usually at least two or three dozen people working on prepping a location, providing the appropriate light and transporting the equipment to film a scene. Moving everyone, especially on a weekly television budget, is sometimes implausible even if said location is willing to permit filming. Other times, the actual location is not an option for security and or political reasons. Even in the most general sense, many cities are adverse to blocking off the entire downtown for weeks on end, and so some sequences are film in piecemeal, getting a couple vintage shots of actors near landmarks and then finding a more practical location to film the rest.

Another time that this may be necessary is if the original location (and this is true especially for period pieces) no longer looks like what it did in story. While obviously it might be a bit difficult filming an ancient Rome in Rome itself, as the city resembles Caesar's city in name only, even more recent cases might need new areas--the the London of today is quite different from the London of Victorian times and through the early part of the twentieth century (thanks [[UsefulNotes/TheHomeFront in no small part]] to the ''[[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Luftwaffe]]''), so many Eastern European locations are substituted instead. Görlitz, Luftwaffe]]''). This makes some doubling in another city more valuable simply because that location actually looks more period-accurate [[note]]Görlitz, a city of less than 100 000 at the easternmost border of Saxony with Poland has stood in for numerous other cities, because it was left nearly unscathed by the war and has seen few urban planners trying to rebuild the whole thing according to their vision since - a rarity since[[/note]]. Conversely, filming in central Europe.
a story set TwentyMinutesInTheFuture will have its own problems because to make a location seem futuristic would require a lot of construction and visual effects anyway.
6th Apr '18 1:56:20 AM 4Blu
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* In ''Film/HailCaesar'' Los Angeles doubles for itself. The beaches of Rancho Palos Verdes stand in for Malibu, and "Pacific Coast Highway" is actually Palos Verdes Drive South.
4th Apr '18 12:44:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/HowlingIIStirbaWerewolfBitch'': The scenes set in Transylvania are filmed in Czechoslovakia.
31st Mar '18 9:42:08 PM dmcreif
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* Both ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' and ''The Cosby Mysteries'' were set and filmed in New York (Creator/BillCosby hates working in Hollywood).

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* Both ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' and ''The Cosby Mysteries'' were set and filmed in New York (Creator/BillCosby hates hated working in Hollywood).


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** In ''Series/Daredevil2015'' season 3, the action briefly takes a detour to Karen Page's hometown of Fagan Corners, Vermont, a fictional location in the comics, and represented by Windham, New York in real life.
26th Mar '18 9:58:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''PrettyLittleLiars'' has the rare distinction of getting two entries in this trope (see also CaliforniaDoubling: Live-Action TV above), as the pilot was filmed in Vancouver.

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* ''PrettyLittleLiars'' ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' has the rare distinction of getting two entries in this trope (see also CaliforniaDoubling: Live-Action TV above), as the pilot was filmed in Vancouver.
23rd Mar '18 7:03:53 PM igordebraga
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* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMenTellNoTales'' has Queensland doubling for the Caribbean.



* ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Little-Indiscretions-Unavailable/dp/B00164OALY/ref=sr_1_7?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1451061171&sr=1-7&keywords=little+indiscretions Little Indiscretions]]'' is a terrible film that has an LA Irish pub and flat double as London pub and apartment.
* Much of the theme park in ''Film/BeverlyHillsCopIII'' were filmed nowhere near Beverly Hills - still in California, but farther north. Most of the theme park scenes were filmed at California's Great America in Santa Clara, just south of San Francisco.
* Too many to mention have been filmed in Griffith Park, especially 1950's jungle movies. Just keep an eye out for Griffith Mountain.



* Also, the Hearst Castle in Central California. The Greek Revival pool, for example, was used to portray Crassus' war camp in ''Spartacus''.

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* Also, the Hearst Castle in Central California. The Greek Revival pool, for example, was used to portray Crassus' war camp in ''Spartacus''.''Film/{{Spartacus}}''.
* Too many to mention have been filmed in Griffith Park, especially 1950's jungle movies. Just keep an eye out for Griffith Mountain.
* ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Little-Indiscretions-Unavailable/dp/B00164OALY/ref=sr_1_7?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1451061171&sr=1-7&keywords=little+indiscretions Little Indiscretions]]'' is a terrible film that has an LA Irish pub and flat double as London pub and apartment.
* Much of the theme park in ''Film/BeverlyHillsCopIII'' were filmed nowhere near Beverly Hills - still in California, but farther north. Most of the theme park scenes were filmed at California's Great America in Santa Clara, just south of San Francisco.



* In the movie ''Film/LoveActually'', Colin travels to the city of Milwaukee, WI. However, the airport shown has a sign that says "Milwaukee International Airport" (the real one is "Mitchell Int'l"). The bar he goes to has California license plates and prominent Budweiser signs. Milwaukee is the home of Miller brewery, the chance of finding a bar that looks like the one in ''Film/LoveActually'' is slim to none.

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* In the movie ''Film/LoveActually'', Colin travels to the city of Milwaukee, WI. However, the airport shown has a sign that says "Milwaukee International Airport" (the real one is "Mitchell Int'l"). The bar he goes to has California license plates and prominent Budweiser signs. Milwaukee is the home of Miller brewery, the chance of finding a bar that looks like the one in ''Film/LoveActually'' is that are slim to none.



* ''[[Film/{{Halloween 1978}} Halloween]]'' is set in the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois, but filmed around Burbank, California. The palm trees in the background make this more obvious. [[Film/HalloweenII1981 It's sequel]] and [[Film/{{Halloween 2007}} the reimagening]] from Music/RobZombie were also filmed in California instead of Illinois.

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* ''[[Film/{{Halloween 1978}} Halloween]]'' ''Film/{{Halloween|1978}}'' is set in the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois, but filmed around Burbank, California. The palm trees in the background make this more obvious. [[Film/HalloweenII1981 It's sequel]] and [[Film/{{Halloween 2007}} the reimagening]] from Music/RobZombie were also filmed in California instead of Illinois.



* Need a city that looks like a major German city before (or during) World War II? There's Görlitz[[note]]The Easternmost city of Germany, about one hour from Dresden and two hours from Berlin[[/note]]. It contains a pretty unique assembly of almost all architectural styles up to the war era and was left untouched by the war itself. Both German and big budget Hollywood productions (e.g. Valkyrie) have shot there with Görlitz standing in for Berlin quite a lot. Locals have taken to calling it Görliwood, naturally.

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* Need a city that looks like a major German city before (or during) World War II? There's Görlitz[[note]]The Easternmost city of Germany, about one hour from Dresden and two hours from Berlin[[/note]]. It contains a pretty unique assembly of almost all architectural styles up to the war era and was left untouched by the war itself. Both German and big budget Hollywood productions (e.g. Valkyrie) ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'') have shot there with Görlitz standing in for Berlin quite a lot. Locals have taken to calling it Görliwood, naturally.
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