皆さんは「映画に登場した場所に行ってみたい!」と思ったことはありませんか? そんな願望をワールドワイドに叶えているのが、イギリスを拠点に活動するアーティスト、トーマス・デューク(Thomas Duke)さんです。

彼は2017年からロンドンやノッティンガム、パリといった地域を旅し、映画のワンシーンと完全に一致する場所で写真を撮影しているんです。

【オックスフォード大学はハリポタの聖地】

まずはイギリスからハリー・ポッター! オックスフォード大学には数々のハリポタの撮影場所があるのだとか。ホグワーツの雰囲気を味わいたいなら、ここを訪れるのがよさそうです。

【007の新作からスパイにふさわしい一枚】

こちらはジェームズ・ボンドシリーズの新作『007 ノー・タイム・トゥ・ダイ』のトレーラーから。ロンドンのホワイトホール地区はイギリス政府の各省庁が集まる政治の中枢だそうで、スパイ映画にピッタリなロケーションといえますね。

【キングスマンに登場するテーラーは?】

もうひとつ、イギリスの人気スパイ映画『キングスマン』。「一見、老舗の高級テーラーだけど実はスパイの本拠地」という「キングスマン」は、ロンドンの中心地サヴィル・ロウにある「HUNTSMAN(ハンツマン)」というテーラーが使われていたそう。

このサヴィル・ロウ通りは、実際も有名な高級紳士服店がズラリと並んでいるのだとか!

【ニューヨークで『ジョーカー』の名スポットも】

ロンドンやパリでの撮影が多いトーマスさんですが、こちらは以前にニューヨークを訪れたときのものだそう。大ヒットを記録した映画『ジョーカー』は、この階段で主人公が躍るシーンが特に印象的でしたね。

【映画の画像と背景とがピッタリ一致!】

ただ撮影スポットを訪れるだけではなく、手にしている画像と背景とをピタリと重ねて撮影するテクニックがトーマスさんならでは。映画の世界と現実世界とが重なり合って、臨場感が感じられますよね。

他にもトーマスさんのインスタグラムやフェイスブックにはたくさんの画像が投稿されています。どれがどの作品か、どんなシーンの風景か……ワクワクすること間違いなしなので、映画好きの皆さんはぜひご覧になってみてくださいね!

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▼プラダを着た悪魔

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“Don’t be ridiculous Andrea, everybody wants this… everybody wants to be us.” • Stepping through ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ can be crossed off my bucket list! Walking along West 49th St, where acting legends Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway also walked, was such a wonderful feeling. This street is where you’ll find the fictional headquarters for ‘Runway Magazine’. Here, the devil actually wore Prada. 1221 Avenue of the Americas is the building used in the film as the exterior and lobby of the offices. A lot has changed though, inside and out, so some sections are unrecognisable now. This is just around the corner from locations in ‘Home Alone 2’, ‘The Secret life of Walter Mitty’ and ‘The Office’ to name but a few. • This is the ending scene where Andrea has finally released herself from the poisonous clutches of Miranda Priestley. I love how this scene plays out because it shows the development of these really interesting characters and how much they’ve come since we first met them: Andrea no longer needs the validation from Miranda to be happy and her true-self. While Miranda, on a similar level, acknowledges how much she’s watched Andrea grow as a person and knows she had a large part in making this happen. They’ve both learned a lot from each other and this dynamic really makes this film interesting; two people from opposite ends of the business spectrum teaching each other important life lessons. • Who else adores this film? I have to say that this is in my top 10 films of all time… it’s just resonated with me so much over the last decade or so and watching it never gets old. We have the author of the book to thank for that, @laurenweisberger. The sassy script, the punchy messages, the cast! It also stays in my mind as one of Emily Blunt’s first films which makes me smile so much whenever I watch it. • • #thedevilwearsprada #annehathaway #merylstreep #emilyblunt #johnkrasinski #fashion #nyc #book #film #photography

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▼ボヘミアン・ラプソディ

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“I see a little silhouetto of a man. Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?” 👑 🎬 • On this day in 1975 the greatest song of all time was released… ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’! 44 years later and it is still possibly THE greatest song of all time while also being the most streamed song of the 20th century – Freddie Mercury would be proud! In honour of this I visited a scene from the 2018 film, @bohemianrhapsodymovie, and revelled in the birth place of this Oscar winning performance from Rami Malek. His transformation into Freddie Mercury is something to stare at in awe, he truly embodied the iconic stance of this musical legend with the utmost respect, power, and style. Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon, together with Freddie, created this unique sound that has lived on forever and the legacy is illustrated really wonderfully through all of their respective parts in the film. About the song, Brian May said, “We all interacted, we all contributed bits and pieces and argued as we always did, but it was Freddie’s baby and everyone respected that in the end.” • This pub in the film is The Rutland Arms (a short walk from Hammersmith tube station) in Hammersmith, London. It’s where the band have their first meeting with John Reid. It was such a beautiful place to visit with views across the Thames – a great sunset vantage point. The barman was really lovely too and was there while filming – they all came in and had a pint and he remembered serving Rami Malek! He also served Daniel Craig a few months back as they were filming the new Bond film, ‘No Time to Die’, around here. Apparently he ordered a Guinness… shame it wasn’t a martini. • • #bohemianrhapsody #queen #friendship #music #inspire #freddiemercury #ramimalek #history #film #photography #london

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