Film Blending With Reality

This is an amazing Tumblr project by Christopher Moloney taking stills from famous films, finding the place they were filmed at, and taking a picture of the photo meshed with its original surroundings. It's amazing how little has changed over the years for some of these movies. And how many locations are reused for so many films!

I think it's an interesting experiment because so much of our understanding of places is informed by films and TV. This project of blending films and reality is an accurate demonstration of how we view places and buildings. I've never visited New York City, but sometimes it can certainly seem like I have because of its depiction in so many movies. I feel like I know a place I've never seen with my own eyes!

What thoughts does this project prompt for you? What was your favorite film mashup on the blog? Post your thoughts below!

Ben Brandt

Ben is a front-end developer with a love for all things web. When he isn't coding for his 8-to-5, he's usually running, watching movies, or playing with new web frameworks and languages.

Portland, OR

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