Blog Matches Classic Movie Stills to Real-World Locations

Melissa Knowles

There are countless websites and blogs that give cinema fans details on the real-life locations made famous by movies. But one Tumblr user is kicking that idea up a notch by creating a new way to look at real-world locales featured in major films.

Christopher Moloney, a blogger and a writer for the CNN show "Erin Burnett OutFront," created the website FILMography. It shows photos of locations that have been featured in various movies — mostly filmed in New York — and includes an actual screen-grabbed photo from the movie.

Moloney told Vanity Fair last year that he got the idea to start the website after noticing on his morning walk to work (he passes through Central Park) that he passed a lot of places that he had seen in movies. Moloney has taken more than 250 photos for his website of locations featured in popular films like "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Serendipity," "Spider-Man 3," the original "Superman," and "When Harry Met Sally."

The blogger said he was actually surprised that the locations used in films from the 1940s and 1950s have not changed that much, but that places used in movies last year are virtually unrecognizable.

FILMography has been well-received so far. One person called the documentation of all of the movie locales "amazing," and others are on a mission to spot the places while roaming through the streets of New York themselves. Still others have just been tweeting up a storm about the blog and telling their friends to check it out.

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