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Old 01-10-2009, 01:20 PM
 
Location: on an island
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What are some of your favorites and why?
Some of mine:

Only You ~ I love the Rome and Amalfi coast scenes

The Painted Veil ~ sad, beautiful movie, filmed in Guangxi province in southern China. Never been there, but it certainly looks scenic.

Local Hero ~ favorite film ever, incredible Scottish vistas of land and sea.

A Little Romance ~ Paris! Venice! Romance!

Yours?
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Accokeek, Maryland
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A Straight Story --- Don't know if you really consider it a "travel story," but IMO one of the best movies ever made.
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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Fun thread! Thank you!

Out of Africe -- especially the tiny owl. Less for information than for exquisite vistas.

Ryan's Daughter -- again, for vistas, and the evocative sense of Ireland's desolate, windy Atlantic coast.

Jeremiah Johnson -- the vastness, and winter coldness, of the entire area of the mountain states and provinces.

Lawrence of Arabia -- vistas, sandy endlessness, the far-seeing possible vision of those who live in vast, open deserts.
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:25 PM
 
Location: on an island
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Excellent choices, you two: I enjoyed all of those films.

More:

Once ~ Some interesting music and the less touristy sights of Dublin.

One I just saw:

Gegen die Wand (Head-On) ~ This takes place both in Hamburg, Germany as well as Istanbul, Turkey. Fascinating look at immigrant culture clash, and quite scenic, as well.
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Accokeek, Maryland
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Dating myself ("revealing my age," that is ... not "going out with myself for a romantic evening"):
"It's a Mad, Mad World" - one of the first movies I ever remember seeing in a theater.
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: NH Lakes Region
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I've got to agree with the "Lawrence of Arabia" choice. Stunning scenery.

"Man from Snowy River" had incredible scenery and riding scenes, and the music was so great I bought the soundtrack.

If you wanted the campy tour around the world, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Natalie Wood (ok, Peter Falk too) in "The Great Race" is another classic...

But I would be remiss in not giving a nod to the "fantasy" landscapes based on the gorgeous scenery in New Zealand for all of the "Lord of the Rings" movies. The one opening scene of the aerial views of the mountain ranges on the widescreen was absolutely incredible.
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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Wow we're gathering a great collection of choices here!!

I just remembered March of the Penguins, for its breathtaking presentation of Antarctica and any place completely gripped in cold and ice. Not to mention the huge tribe of Emperor Penguins, loving, raising their family, making a living...
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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I have to agree on the "Snowy River" movie
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Of all the movies I have ever seen that took place in another country, I'd day Roy Scheider's classic "Sorcerer" most faithfully reflected what life is really like in that part of the world. It was mostly filmed in Dominican Republic and Mexico, but the story was non-specific about which Latin American country it was.
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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"The Motorcycle Diaries" , a journey I have been lucky enough to undertake though not on a bike.

"The Painted Veil", superb cinematography , wonderful landscapes

"Mongol" , Mongolia has never looked so beautiful

"Ratatouille" , the way Paris really ought to look !

"Paris je t'aime" the way Paris actually does look and still not too shabby.

"Rob Roy", The Scottish Highlands will always enchant me

"Local Hero" for the wonderful White Sands of Morar shots where I have just spent a few days

"Lord of the Rings" , hated the film but the NZ scenery is hard to beat

"Thelma and Louise", those desert scenes give you wander-lust

"Priscilla , Queen of the Desert" as above

"Mary Poppins" for the way I wish London could look once in a while....

"The Wind that shakes the Barley" , wonderful scenes of Ireland, fabulous film

"When the Whales came"

" Brideshead revisited" for a glorious look at Oxford

"Room with a view" , Tuscany at its best
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