AMC Tour Guide to Fantastical Planet Earth

My new column is up at AMC on real world locations for fantasy.

Location, location, location. That’s the one piece of advice every real estate agent will give you when talking about where to live or start a business. It’s also an important component in fantasy movies set in the real world. As we’ve discussed before, fantasy requires an escape from the laws of the natural world, so when a movie borrows from a real metropolis it has to in some way transform that city into something fantastic. Each location lends its distinct flavor to the fantasy, becoming a player as integral to the story as the actors. Let’s leave the mundane world behind and tour of some of these fantastic, real cities.

Stop by and let us know the fantastic places that you would go. Bonus points for including restaurant recommendations.

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