History Main / EiffelTowerEffect

14th Dec '17 4:53:09 PM eroock
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* ''Series/ICarly'': It wasn't until the third season that this show added an establishing shot of the [[TheOtherRainforest Seattle]] skyline with the Space Needle prominent.

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* ''Series/ICarly'': It wasn't until the third season that this show added an establishing shot of the [[TheOtherRainforest [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest Seattle]] skyline with the Space Needle prominent.
6th Dec '17 9:52:37 AM drwhom
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This trope is not to be confused with the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Monument_Syndrome Washington Monument Syndrome]].
3rd Dec '17 6:01:56 AM Meyers07TheTroper
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* TokyoTower functions this way in many anime; one of the most famous is in the ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'' manga, TV series and movie.

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* TokyoTower functions this way in many anime; one of the most famous is in the ''Creator/{{CLAMP}}'''s works, such as ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'' manga, TV series 1999}}'', ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', and movie.more.
28th Nov '17 6:11:41 PM nombretomado
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A few of these landmarks, in various locations around the globe, are so well-known by so many people that they've come to function as a sort of visual shorthand for the city, sometimes the ''country'', in which they're located to the point where some footage of the landmark in question must be portrayed on the screen, even when that landmark is irrelevant to the plot and nowhere near where the characters are supposed to be. The National Mall in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, Westminster Palace (specifically, its clock tower housing Big Ben) in {{London|Town}}, the Taj Mahal in India, St. Basil's Cathedral in UsefulNotes/{{Moscow}} (occasionally mistaken for the nearby Kremlin), the Sydney Opera House in UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}, the Art/SistineChapel for UsefulNotes/VaticanCity... When these locations are portrayed in a film or TV show, expect numerous, panoramic {{establishing shot}}s of the landmark in question. Occasionally, these landmarks will be visible out of windows or from rooftops where viewing them in real life would be geographically impossible, or in historical settings when they weren't actually built yet.

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A few of these landmarks, in various locations around the globe, are so well-known by so many people that they've come to function as a sort of visual shorthand for the city, sometimes the ''country'', in which they're located to the point where some footage of the landmark in question must be portrayed on the screen, even when that landmark is irrelevant to the plot and nowhere near where the characters are supposed to be. The National Mall in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, Westminster Palace (specifically, its clock tower housing Big Ben) in {{London|Town}}, UsefulNotes/{{London}}, the Taj Mahal in India, St. Basil's Cathedral in UsefulNotes/{{Moscow}} (occasionally mistaken for the nearby Kremlin), the Sydney Opera House in UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}, the Art/SistineChapel for UsefulNotes/VaticanCity... When these locations are portrayed in a film or TV show, expect numerous, panoramic {{establishing shot}}s of the landmark in question. Occasionally, these landmarks will be visible out of windows or from rooftops where viewing them in real life would be geographically impossible, or in historical settings when they weren't actually built yet.
28th Nov '17 7:49:41 AM 32_Footsteps
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* Considering it takes place in Paris, ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' regularly places the TropeNamer in the background of shots, regardless of whether it would actually be visible from that location and angle. It's most obvious when battles take place at the Louvre, when it will actually jump around from shot-to-shot (in RealLife, the Eiffel Tower is visible to the Louvre's west). About the only times this trope is avoided in outdoor scenes are for the battles that take place at the Eiffel Tower itself.
2nd Nov '17 1:41:59 PM DustSnitch
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A few of these landmarks, in various locations around the globe, are so well-known by so many people that they've come to function as a sort of visual shorthand for the city, sometimes the ''country'', in which they're located to the point where some footage of the landmark in question must be portrayed on the screen, even when that landmark is irrelevant to the plot and nowhere near where the characters are supposed to be. The National Mall in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, Westminster Palace (specifically, its clock tower housing Big Ben) in {{London|Town}}, the Taj Mahal in India, St. Basil's Cathedral in UsefulNotes/{{Moscow}} (occasionally mistaken for the nearby Kremlin), the Sydney Opera House in UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}... When these locations are portrayed in a film or TV show, expect numerous, panoramic {{establishing shot}}s of the landmark in question. Occasionally, these landmarks will be visible out of windows or from rooftops where viewing them in real life would be geographically impossible, or in historical settings when they weren't actually built yet.

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A few of these landmarks, in various locations around the globe, are so well-known by so many people that they've come to function as a sort of visual shorthand for the city, sometimes the ''country'', in which they're located to the point where some footage of the landmark in question must be portrayed on the screen, even when that landmark is irrelevant to the plot and nowhere near where the characters are supposed to be. The National Mall in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, Westminster Palace (specifically, its clock tower housing Big Ben) in {{London|Town}}, the Taj Mahal in India, St. Basil's Cathedral in UsefulNotes/{{Moscow}} (occasionally mistaken for the nearby Kremlin), the Sydney Opera House in UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}...UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}, the Art/SistineChapel for UsefulNotes/VaticanCity... When these locations are portrayed in a film or TV show, expect numerous, panoramic {{establishing shot}}s of the landmark in question. Occasionally, these landmarks will be visible out of windows or from rooftops where viewing them in real life would be geographically impossible, or in historical settings when they weren't actually built yet.


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* ''ComicBook/SupermanSavageDawn'' establishes a flashback to medieval Rome by showing Vandal Savage admiring a newly painted Art/SistineChapel, instead of the dozens of others churches in the area.
27th Oct '17 10:37:31 AM DustSnitch
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Iconic structures such as these can also function as {{Red Shirt}}s. If they [[MonumentalBattle are ever destroyed]], then circumstances have [[ItsGoingDown become dire indeed]]. Which naturally means that in a disaster movie, the landmark in question will probably be doomed to [[MonumentalDamage certain destruction]]. The remainder of the Hollywoodland sign in California and the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty are popular targets for CGI catastrophes. Alternatively, the structure will be [[TheConstant one of the few things left]] intact AfterTheEnd, either [[MonumentalDamageResistance mostly undamaged]], to give the characters some kind of [[HopeSpringsEternal hope for the future]], or nearly collapsed, as a testament to [[EarthAllAlong how much has been lost]].

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Iconic structures such as these can also function as {{Red Shirt}}s. If they [[MonumentalBattle are ever destroyed]], then circumstances have [[ItsGoingDown become dire indeed]]. Which naturally means that in a disaster movie, the landmark in question will probably be doomed to [[MonumentalDamage certain destruction]]. The remainder of the Hollywoodland sign in California and the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty Art/StatueOfLiberty are popular targets for CGI catastrophes. Alternatively, the structure will be [[TheConstant one of the few things left]] intact AfterTheEnd, either [[MonumentalDamageResistance mostly undamaged]], to give the characters some kind of [[HopeSpringsEternal hope for the future]], or nearly collapsed, as a testament to [[EarthAllAlong how much has been lost]].



* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', one story had Ran visit New York. She takes a nap at one point and when she wakes up, she's already there... And literally the first thing she sees there is the Statue of Liberty.

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* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', one story had Ran visit New York. She takes a nap at one point and when she wakes up, she's already there... And literally the first thing she sees there is the Statue of Liberty.Art/StatueOfLiberty.



* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'': The Statue of Liberty is seen ''under construction'', thus using this trope to establish that the characters have arrived in New York of the past.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'': The Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty is seen ''under construction'', thus using this trope to establish that the characters have arrived in New York of the past.



* In ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie'', the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty is being attacked by Cobra, establishing the setting as New York City.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie'', the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty Art/StatueOfLiberty is being attacked by Cobra, establishing the setting as New York City.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheKarateKidTheAnimatedSeries'' opening, the Leaning Tower of Pisa establishes Italy, Art/TheSphinx establishes Egypt, and the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty establishes New York City.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheKarateKidTheAnimatedSeries'' opening, the Leaning Tower of Pisa establishes Italy, Art/TheSphinx establishes Egypt, and the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty Art/StatueOfLiberty establishes New York City.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' opening, the Chinese guardian lion and Chinese temple rooftop establishes the location as China, possibly the Forbidden City. Art/TheSphinx and the pyramids in the desert establish the location as Egypt. The UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty and Twin Towers establish New York City.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' opening, the Chinese guardian lion and Chinese temple rooftop establishes the location as China, possibly the Forbidden City. Art/TheSphinx and the pyramids in the desert establish the location as Egypt. The UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty Art/StatueOfLiberty and Twin Towers establish New York City.



** The Statue of Liberty has been used to establish a New York setting since the very beginning of film.

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** The Statue of Liberty Art/StatueOfLiberty has been used to establish a New York setting since the very beginning of film.
13th Oct '17 3:59:36 PM Jeduthun
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Iconic structures such as these can also function as {{Red Shirt}}s. If they [[ItsGoingDown are ever destroyed]], then circumstances have become dire indeed. Which naturally means that in a disaster movie, the landmark in question will probably be doomed to [[MonumentalDamage certain destruction]]. The remainder of the Hollywoodland sign in California and the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty are popular targets for CGI catastrophes. Alternatively, the structure will be [[TheConstant one of the few things left]] intact AfterTheEnd, either [[MonumentalDamageResistance mostly undamaged]], to give the characters some kind of [[HopeSpringsEternal hope for the future]], or nearly collapsed, as a testament to [[EarthAllAlong how much has been lost]].

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Iconic structures such as these can also function as {{Red Shirt}}s. If they [[ItsGoingDown [[MonumentalBattle are ever destroyed]], then circumstances have [[ItsGoingDown become dire indeed.indeed]]. Which naturally means that in a disaster movie, the landmark in question will probably be doomed to [[MonumentalDamage certain destruction]]. The remainder of the Hollywoodland sign in California and the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty are popular targets for CGI catastrophes. Alternatively, the structure will be [[TheConstant one of the few things left]] intact AfterTheEnd, either [[MonumentalDamageResistance mostly undamaged]], to give the characters some kind of [[HopeSpringsEternal hope for the future]], or nearly collapsed, as a testament to [[EarthAllAlong how much has been lost]].



Can overlap with both SceneryGorn and SceneryPorn, depending on how lovingly and lavishly the landmark in question is filmed. For instances where entire countries, or more, are represented by the landmarks of only one city, see BritainIsOnlyLondon. Compare LandmarkingTheHiddenBase, where a major HQ is situated inside or underneath one of these monuments; RushmoreRefacement, where they are deliberately altered; WeaponizedLandmark, where they're turned into [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Weapons Of Mass Destruction]]; and MonumentalDamage, where they are damaged or destroyed, possibly as a result of a MonumentalBattle.

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Can overlap with both SceneryGorn and SceneryPorn, depending on how lovingly and lavishly the landmark in question is filmed. For instances where entire countries, or more, are represented by the landmarks of only one city, see BritainIsOnlyLondon. Compare LandmarkingTheHiddenBase, where a major HQ is situated inside or underneath one of these monuments; RushmoreRefacement, where they are deliberately altered; WeaponizedLandmark, where they're turned into [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Weapons Of Mass Destruction]]; and MonumentalDamage, where they are damaged or destroyed, possibly as a result of a MonumentalBattle.
MonumentalBattle. (And MonumentalDamageResistance, when they survive a disaster.)
29th Sep '17 11:49:40 AM jtierney50
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** And then it nearly gets destroyed ''again'' in [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness the next movie]].

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** And then it nearly gets destroyed ''again'' in [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness the next movie]]. Alcatraz, however, is not spared.
25th Sep '17 8:30:08 PM ApeAccount
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** Because UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}} lacks any landmarks of international stature, the go to iconic image for Melbourne is usually a tram (Melbourne, alone among Australian cities, has an extensive light rail network). If the media in question is aimed at Melbournians, expect to see steps at Flinders Street Station or the Arts Centre Tower. And a tram.

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** Because UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}} lacks any landmarks of international stature, the go to iconic image for Melbourne is usually a tram (Melbourne, alone among Australian cities, has an extensive light rail network and in fact the world's largest urban tram network). If the media in question is aimed at Melbournians, expect to see steps at Flinders Street Station or the Arts Centre Tower. And a tram.
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