Guy Travels to Match Movie Scenes With Their Locations

Thomas Duke is a movie enthusiast who travels a lot to find locations of some of his favorite scenes. He takes photos that feature movie scenes from a new perspective that allows us to step back and see how those places look in real life.

Duke places a still shot from the movie in the spot where it was filmed, revealing the background of what we saw on the screen.

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Miracle on the Hudson ✈️ • On this day in 2009, Captain Sully landed US Airways Flight 1549 safely on the Hudson River in New York City. All of the 155 passengers aboard survived. The plane was struck by a flock of geese which resulted in a loss of engine power. Without a close enough airport to fly to, Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Skiles successfully glided the plane onto the Hudson. This event has since become known as “the most successful ditching in aviation history”. The photo I’m holding is a still from the 2016 film, ‘Sully’. It’s inspired by the real events as they did this in a studio. Tom Hanks does a superb job of portraying the Captain and showing how incredible Sully was to do what he did. I feel like we always need some positivity amongst some of the doom & gloom of today and this event still stands as a miracle! 155 more people are alive because of those pilots. • I researched where the plane landed in reality and it was supposedly very close to the Weehawken Port Imperial station, right on the edge of Manhattan island. I ventured to the closest point on Manhattan that linked with that which turned out to be the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. A lovely gentlemen told me where the longest pier was and so, a few seconds down, was where I leaned over and snapped this inspired filmic moment in history. • • #sully #captainsully #miracleonthehudson #newyork #manhattan #flight1549 #miracle #tomhanks #clinteastwood #life #survival #history #positive #film #photography #create

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“I’ve adored film my whole life,” he told My Modern Met. “It was always there, a place that I could escape to when life was getting a little tough. I enjoyed exploring the screen through my own head and couldn’t wait to, quite literally, step through the films that had helped me through my years of growing up.”

You can see some of his works below and more on his Instagram page. Right now, he has 123,000 people following him and over 170 posts of famous movie scenes shared.

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“Always.” 💔 • It’s been 4 years since Alan Rickman passed away. I still can’t believe such a great man is no longer with us. His filmography is flooded with creative characters, classic stories, and iconic accents from all over the world, all of which have touched every single one of us to our core. From the dastardly rich and wanted in Die Hard, the lovesick lover in love Actually, and the misunderstood professor in Harry Potter. Severus Snape is undoubtedly the character he is most known for and it’s clear why. As Harry Potter said to his son, ‘he was the bravest man I have ever known.’ As they all did for Dumbledore, we hold up our magic wands in honour of his memory forever and always 🎬💙 • I took this photo when I was last at the @wbtourlondon. I wanted to capture something from this penultimate scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. The revelation that Snape wasn’t all that bad… this took place in Dumbledore’s office after Snape is murdered by lord Voldemort; this is the set they used. Harry looks upon the memories of Snape and uncovers the truth. Always an amazing experience here at Warner Bros, thanks to the wonderful team for their help. • • #alanrickman #ripalanrickman #harrypotter #diehard #loveactually #robinhood #severussnape #4years #life #love #hope #quote #memories #wbstudiotour #london #slytherin #gryffindor #film #photography #art #acting

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“The stars look very different today.” 🌟💛 • Here is a young David Bowie in Manchester Square, London at the age of 18 in 1965. On this day 4 years ago, we lost an icon form the entertainment world. David Bowie transcended the scope of lyrical creation and the landscape of musical art from the 60s onwards. Even today his music rings true to many goings-on around the world as well as being put to good use in lots of films. A couple specifics that spring to mind are ‘The Martian’ with Matt Damon and ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ with Ben Stiller. His tracks ‘Starman’ and ‘Space Oddity’ being key tracks in these adventurous films as well as also just being wondrous tunes to keep us moving forward in these days of uncertainty and, at times, craziness. Thanks to Bowie, we truly can be heroes even just for one day. • It was bittersweet to visit this location due to Bowie’s passing in 2016. Little bits had changed but after all this time it was strikingly quite similar. So much of today’s cinema and music has been influenced by this man, making his mark on screen as well as on stage. I fondly remember his performance as Nikola Tesla in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Prestige’. Oh, what a life. • • #davidbowie #bowieforever #music #film #legacy #artist #starman #spaceoddity #heroes #acting #legacy #history #1960s #2000s #lgbt #icon #photography #history #london

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“Wish I could be part of that woooorld!” 🌍 🐠 • 30 years ago, on the 17 November 1989, The Little Mermaid became part of our world. Its oceanic essence of Disney magic has stayed with many of us over these past decades as Ariel continues to spread the musical anthems from under the sea. I wanted to try something a little different for this film. I ventured to the coastal regions of Cornwall (Looe to be exact) to find the perfect rock to encapsulate this iconic moment in reality. A wetsuit and more patience than usual was certainly needed but even then, I knew the result would be a little uncertain. Waves crashed and the irrational fear of sharks in Cornwall kept me busy. I tried to hold it together, stretching my arms to the sky, in an attempt to keep the card away from salty splashes while also preventing my equipment from being lost in the depths. It ended up being a really fun shot to capture! With some Google Maps, internet searching, and talking with tourist groups such as Visit Cornwall – I narrowed the perfect beach down to Hannafore in Looe. It was a little uncertain but it ended up being a good choice! • Regarded as the animated classic that bought in the Disney Renaissance, this film changed the landscape of Disney Animation with it becoming a much needed box-office hit and then by being followed by a slew of other fantastic fare; Beauty and the Best, Aladdin, The Lion King, Tarzan etc. It remains relevant today and I’m sure Disney will ensure the power and importance of this film are true to the present when the remake is released in the near future. • • #thelittlemermaid #30thanniversary #disney #ariel #ocean #musical #jodibenson #animation #art #film #photography #composition #water #nature #mymicrogap #visitengland

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“It’s easy to fool people when they’re already fooling themselves.” 🔮🎬 • When @jakegyllenhaal was announced as Mysterio I couldn’t wait to see what he’d do with the role. It felt like such a tantalisingly exciting choice and turned out to be everything we could have asked for from the illusion-conjuring, masterful comic book character. I love a bit of misdirection and philosophy which is why I loved this interpretation. The above quote is truer beyond words and is scarily so real within society today – Gyllenhaal pulls back the curtains to this world full of CGI and authenticity all too well. He also looked identical to Tony Stark at one point which really freaked me out… • I think I’ll certainly be coming back to @towerbridge one day! There’s still a lot of great moments from this @spidermanmovie to capture in these hallowed walkways sitting above the Thames. Always a delight to have London be the setting of something like this. As mentioned in my previous Tower Bridge posts, this walkway was re-created at Leavesden and you can definitely tell that’s the case when walking through – the changes are minimal but are there in terms of space, perspective, and signage. • • #spiderman #spidermanfarfromhome #tomholland #jakegyllenhaal #peterparker #mysterio #illusions #trickery #deception #ironman #tonystark #towerbridge #london #film #photography #art #marvel #movies

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“Anything is possible, even the impossible.” ~ Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns ✨ • 3 years ago I met my favourite actress: Emily Blunt! The day started with hopefulness and then a little sadness. I was attending an event in London where Emily was talking about ‘The Girl on the Train’. I was so excited! I had my ticket ready. I arrived. But I was then turned away for being under 18 🤦🏻‍♂️ I was full of emotions as I just wanted to say ‘Thank you’ to the actress who’d inspired me for all these years. With some patience and a little hope that I may be allowed to enter, I waited. No luck. However… after a little while Emily exited the building, her eyes fixated on the (very large, self-drawn) Devil Wears Prada shoe I was holding, and showed so much care for my support and enthusiasm. I couldn’t have been more elated or shocked! There was a group of people waiting for an autograph and so I vividly remember her saying we could take a photo together once she got in her car. Oh, the memories! ♥️💙♥️ • It honestly seems so bizarre that this was 3 YEARS ago now. People say meeting you’re inspirations can sometimes be disappointing but Emily Blunt was truly lovely and I’m so happy that I got this chance. I don’t think I’ve ever said ‘Thank you so much’ as many times as in this moment. • • #emilyblunt #johnkrasinski #aquietplace #marypoppins #thegirlonthetrain #edgeoftomorrow #thedevilwearsprada #thehuntsman #intothewoods #musical #actress #london #memories @buildseriesldn

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