History Main / EiffelTowerEffect

5th Dec '16 4:21:06 AM JackG
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* The traditional icon for New York City was the Brooklyn Bridge (called, not unreasonably, the Manhattan Bridge by people in Brooklyn, which was not a part of NYC at the time). After the Twin Towers were completed in 1970 and 1972, they promptly became the new icon. Now that they are gone, the Brooklyn Bridge is back. ''Film/TheHotRock'', filmed in 1971, for good measure showed both icons.[[/folder]]

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* The traditional icon for New York City was the Brooklyn Bridge (called, not unreasonably, the Manhattan Bridge by people in Brooklyn, which was not a part of NYC at the time). After the Twin Towers were completed in 1970 and 1972, they promptly became the new icon. Now that they are gone, the Brooklyn Bridge is back. ''Film/TheHotRock'', filmed in 1971, for good measure showed both icons.icons.
* Averted in ''Film/{{Frantic}}'' where we don't catch a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower until the last part of the movie. In fact the protagonist is momentarily confused to see the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Replicas_of_the_Statue_of_Liberty#Paris Statue of Liberty]].
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4th Dec '16 4:42:59 PM Andyroid
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* In ''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Dangeresque 3]]'', all of the exotic cities are filmed in the same location with a really crappy cardboard cutout of a landmark or other relevant object sitting nearby. Paris gets the Eiffel Tower, naturally.

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* In ''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Dangeresque 3]]'', ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'', all of the exotic cities in "Dangeresque 3: the Criminal Projective" are filmed in the same location (the Stone Bridge) with a really crappy cardboard cutout of a landmark or other relevant object sitting nearby. Paris gets the Eiffel Tower, naturally.



* In ''VideoGame/RhythmThiefAndTheEmperorsTreasure'', the Eiffel Tower appears prominently on the cover and in just about every shot of the skyline in the game. [[spoiler: it also serves as the place where Napoleon tells Phantom R to meet him there to exchange the Dragon Crown for Marie and Phantom R uses it to get into the Hanging Gardens]]

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* In ''VideoGame/RhythmThiefAndTheEmperorsTreasure'', the Eiffel Tower appears prominently on the cover and in just about every shot of the skyline in the game. [[spoiler: it also serves as the place where Napoleon tells Phantom R to meet him there to [[HostageForMacGuffin exchange the Dragon Crown for Marie Marie]], and Phantom R uses it to get into the Hanging Gardens]]Gardens.]]
24th Nov '16 3:13:31 PM jeez
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* In ''Fanfiction/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', the medieval gatehouse silhouetted on the story's thumbnail art is actually [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/Scheveningse_gevangenis_001.jpg the historic Red Gate of Scheveningen Prison]].
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10th Nov '16 5:05:38 AM REV6Pilot
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* In ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', the Burj Khalifa (or rather, a crude facsimile of it) can be seen at all times during the game. This is understandable as it is quite hard to miss the '''tallest building in the world.'''

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* In ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', the Burj Khalifa (or rather, a crude facsimile of it) it called the Burj Aurora) can be seen at all times during the game. This is understandable as it is quite hard to miss the '''tallest tallest building in the world.'''world, and it's a good stand-in for an EvilTowerOfOminousness.
23rd Oct '16 4:34:37 PM eroock
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* ''Film/{{Looper}}'' lets us know the protagonist has realized his suggested dream of moving to China by showing us a 2040 version of Shanghai's Lujiazui skyline, even more futuristic than it is today.
19th Oct '16 7:03:53 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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18th Oct '16 10:30:31 PM Aiguille
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* The promo art for ''Podcast/TheOrbitingHumanCircusOfTheAir'' makes a point of highlighting the Eiffel Tower in its skyline to establish the podcast's [[GayParee setting]].
26th Sep '16 8:21:39 AM SLOOGOVS
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* ''Daybreak'': The studio of the London-based breakfast news programme has a window wall with a view of the London skyline, centred on the dome of St Paul's Cathedral. So far, a JustifiedTrope, but where the trope really comes into play is that, with the show being on at 6am, in the winter it's still dark outside. So the production company pay to have the cathedral lit up specially.

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* ''Daybreak'': ''Series/Daybreak'': The studio of the London-based breakfast news programme has a window wall with a view of the London skyline, centred on the dome of St Paul's Cathedral. So far, a JustifiedTrope, but where the trope really comes into play is that, with the show being on at 6am, in the winter it's still dark outside. So the production company pay to have the cathedral lit up specially.



* The Website/CollegeHumor short [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35LqQPKylEA&feature=player_detailpage#t=1m30s Google Street View Guys]], which involves a couple of marshmallow-like caricatures driving around in a vehicle with a camera mounted on top to make shots for Google's Street View feature has a moment when they pass through St. Louis and one of the caricatures refers to the Gateway Arch as the "Golden Arch" and the "Archway to Heaven."

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* The Website/CollegeHumor ''Website/CollegeHumor'' short [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35LqQPKylEA&feature=player_detailpage#t=1m30s Google Street View Guys]], which involves a couple of marshmallow-like caricatures driving around in a vehicle with a camera mounted on top to make shots for Google's Street View feature has a moment when they pass through St. Louis and one of the caricatures refers to the Gateway Arch as the "Golden Arch" and the "Archway to Heaven."
20th Sep '16 1:15:54 PM Trueman001
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* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince shows the Millennium Bridge being destroyed by Death Eaters. It also has a scene of Harry flying down the Thames, past Canary Wharf and the London Eye... despite the fact that this scene takes place in August 1996, when the Canary Wharf development (save only 1 Canada Square) and the London Eye hadn't been built yet.

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* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'' shows the Millennium Bridge being destroyed by Death Eaters. It also has a scene of Harry flying down the Thames, past Canary Wharf and the London Eye... despite the fact that this scene takes place in August 1996, when the Canary Wharf development (save only 1 Canada Square) and the London Eye hadn't been built yet.
20th Sep '16 1:11:54 PM Trueman001
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* ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' used a brief shot of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and the River Thames to establish London before we cut to Harry and Hagrid arriving at the Leaky Cauldron. The 6th shows the Millennium Bridge being destroyed by Death Eaters.

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* ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' used a brief shot of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and the River Thames to establish London before we cut to Harry and Hagrid arriving at the Leaky Cauldron. The 6th Cauldron.
* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince
shows the Millennium Bridge being destroyed by Death Eaters. It also has a scene of Harry flying down the Thames, past Canary Wharf and the London Eye... despite the fact that this scene takes place in August 1996, when the Canary Wharf development (save only 1 Canada Square) and the London Eye hadn't been built yet.
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