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I like the classics

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It's set in Atlanta. And it's got a flame.

 

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It's set in St Louis during the World's fair. Ergo, it's also set in the city during the Olympics.

 

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Set in the 2008-2022 Olympic City

 

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Well, Budapest is biding, isn't it?

 

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Don't know what this is about. But it's got something to do with Antwerp.

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/\/\  Charming film...

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(Never saw that "Munich"  poster before, but it looks like a fractured bid logo...) 

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(Lake Placid; subtitled "One Summer with the Trump Family") 

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(OK, kinda about Mexico City...) 

 

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Moscou 

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This one is split between 3 cities:  Amsterdam, Stockholm and Berlin.  One of my favorite spy thrillers.  

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About the race-walking events in Tokyo 1964 .  . 

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Follows four athletes on the path to the 1960 Rome games. Includes action from Roma, and also follows an Aboriginal runner with scenes in 2000 host, Sydney.

 

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Does set in Olympia count?

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I forgot mention this film for MEXICO CITY (Most related to the massacre 10 days prior to the Olympics)

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From RIO DE JANEIRO

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Willy Wonka in the Chocolate Factory - shot in Munich. Many of the sets and locations were in the area immediately west of the Olympiapark, which was in its final stages of construction when production took place in 1971. 

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On the Beach (1959) filmed and set in Melbourne. Production took place about 2 years after the Olympics were in town .

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More film lists

MELBOURNE

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ATHENS

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TOKYO

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(This one with the Old National Stadium)

SEOUL

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Chilsu and Matsu

Also about two Olympic Games

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On 5/26/2017 at 9:12 PM, spiele said:

On the Beach (1959) filmed and set in Melbourne. Production took place about 2 years after the Olympics were in town .

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Yeah, but Melbourne is NOWHERE near a true, oceanside beach.  So how can this film qualify in this category?  So, if a character in a film mentions "Mexico City," then it gets entered here??  :rolleyes:   That's really stretching it.  

And the WILLY WONKA story is set in England -- NOT in Munich.  It just happened to have been filmed in Munich.  

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59 minutes ago, baron-pierreIV said:

Yeah, but Melbourne is NOWHERE near a true, oceanside beach.  So how can this film qualify in this category?  So, if a character in a film mentions "Mexico City," then it gets entered here??  :rolleyes:   That's really stretching it.  

But Ava Gardner made the famous remark about the location: "On the Beach is a story about the end of the world, and Melbourne sure is the right place to film it!"

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On 6/4/2017 at 9:51 AM, baron-pierreIV said:

Yeah, but Melbourne is NOWHERE near a true, oceanside beach.  So how can this film qualify in this category?  So, if a character in a film mentions "Mexico City," then it gets entered here??  :rolleyes:   That's really stretching it.  

And the WILLY WONKA story is set in England -- NOT in Munich.  It just happened to have been filmed in Munich.  

 

I really fail to understand that point you are labouring to make? Melbourne is on a bay, and has bay beaches? How does that negate the film from this category? Unlike many other films within this thread, OTB is actually set in Melbourne (its not just the backdrop of a generic American city like Sydney was in the Matrix). 

Willy Wonka is NOT set in England. It was the intention to make it deliberately ambiguous. Its not Germany, England, France or the US - hence why Munich with a variety of different accents for the locals. 

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On 6/4/2017 at 10:51 AM, Sir Rols said:

But Ava Gardner made the famous remark about the location: "On the Beach is a story about the end of the world, and Melbourne sure is the right place to film it!"

Technically untrue - but lets not let that get in the way of a good urban myth. Unfortunately in reality its merely the work of a Sydneysider with a chip on their shoulder. Pre Opera House days must have been tough on the Emerald City, with Hollywood and Olympic heading south of the Murray ;)}

 

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This nefarious headline caused a storm at the time and even 50 years later, many people automatically associate On the Beach with this infamous non-quote that was actually penned by frustrated Sydney cadet journalist Neil Jillet. Unable to snare an interview with the femme fatale, Jillet took advantage of the situation to insult Melbourne by drawing upon the rivalry between Australia's two largest cities with a contrived story about locations and the actors. In his final paragraph Jillet wrote: 

It has not been confirmed that Miss Gardner, as has been rumoured at third hand from a usually unreliable source, if given the chance, would seriously consider whether, if she managed to think of it, would like to have put on the record that she said: 'On the Beach' is a story about the end of the world, and Melbourne sure is the right place to film it.

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6 hours ago, spiele said:

Willy Wonka is NOT set in England. It was the intention to make it deliberately ambiguous. Its not Germany, England, France or the US - hence why Munich with a variety of different accents for the locals. 

Eh.  For all intents and purposes, it IS set in England.  The book's original title was CHARLIE and the CHOCOLATE FACTORY.  Also, 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_and_the_Chocolate_Factory 

From wikipedia:

"The story was originally inspired by Roald Dahl's experience of chocolate companies during his schooldays. Cadbury would often send test packages to the schoolchildren in exchange for their opinions on the new products.[2] At that time (around the 1920s), Cadbury and Rowntree's were England's two largest chocolate makers and they each often tried to steal trade secrets by sending spies, posing as employees, into the other's factory. Because of this, both companies became highly protective of their chocolate-making processes. It was a combination of this secrecy and the elaborate, often gigantic, machines in the factory that inspired Dahl to write the story."

The lead boy's name is Charlie Bucket (or perhaps "Bouquet" according to Hyacinth in "Keeping Up Appearances") ;)  ; a lot of the "candy" terms are on the English-side.  Charlie sees a fifty-pence coin buried in the snow.  All the characters speak in ENGLISH.  So, for all intents and purposes, it IS English.  Munich?  Munich is known for beer, Oktoberfest and all the piss that festival goers spew onto the streets.  (BTW, nothing against Munich, I will probably be landing there in August on my way to Salzburg.)  :P

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6 hours ago, baron-pierreIV said:

Eh.  For all intents and purposes, it IS set in England.  

Nonsense. Does this look like England? Also, no Umpa Lumpas in England.

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7 hours ago, baron-pierreIV said:

Charlie sees a fifty-pence coin buried in the snow.

Eh? Charlie sees a definitely-not-fifty-pence coin in a street drain !

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http://www.brianrxm.com/comdir/cnsmovie_willywonka.htm

(yes, there's at least one website about coins in movies- I never cease to be amazed ...)

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Don't get so pedantic and nit-picky.  That is what it says in wikipedia -- just in PLOT in general terms.  

One day, Charlie sees a fifty-pence coin (dollar bill in the US version) buried in the snow. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_and_the_Chocolate_Factory

See 2nd paragraph in the "plot."  It may very in different versions.  

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1 hour ago, baron-pierreIV said:

Don't get so pedantic and nit-picky.  That is what it says in wikipedia -- just in PLOT in general terms.  

One day, Charlie sees a fifty-pence coin (dollar bill in the US version) buried in the snow. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_and_the_Chocolate_Factory

See 2nd paragraph in the "plot."  It may very in different versions.  

That's the entry for the book, not the movie. 

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