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According to the IMDb, these locations are among the leading places where feature movies are filmed throughout the world.
From this selection, which one is your favorite cinematic location?


http://www.imdb.com/list/ls020121240/

http://www.imdb.com/poll/38hTiORdqnY/
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Pencho15,

Interesting poll. I remember you working on this poll a few months ago.

I'm torn between:

New York City, New York, USA. Location of over 6,135 titles
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Paris, France. Location of over 3,003 movies

It will be interesting which cities make the last 9 spots in your poll.
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Indeed, it was a old idea, but I just strated working on it last week. I hope its ready soon.

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There's got to be a ton in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. Especially in India and China.
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Midnight Express, Note 3: An interview with Hayes appeared on YouTube, recorded during the 1999 Cannes Film Festival, in which he described his experiences and expressed his disappointment with the film adaptation. In an article for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Hayes was reported as saying that the film "depicts all Turks as monsters".
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Midnight Express, Note 4: Oliver Stone, who won an Academy Award for the film, made an apology for the portrayal of the Turkish people in the film. He eventually also apologized for tampering with the truth.
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Interview on Midnight Express film;

During the 1999 Cannes Film FestivalAlinur Velidedeoğlu, a Turkish advertiser, met Billy Hayes by chance and interviewed him on the film Midnight Express. Hayes expressed his disappointment with the film adaptation, especially its portrayal of all Turks as bad, and his regret that Turkey's image was negatively affected by the film. Hayes also displayed a deep affection for Turkey and İstanbul. Although the Interpol warrant for him had by then been set aside, he explained that while he wanted to return, he hesitated to do so out of concern that many Turks might blame him for the negative publicity the movie had generated.

The video was made available on YouTube. Hayes did finally return to Turkey on June 14, 2007, to attend the 2nd Istanbul Conference on Democracy & Global Security, organized by the Turkish National Police and the Turkish Institute for Police Studies, to amend the negative implications of his book. He held a press conference on June 15 and made an apology to the Turkish people.

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What does any of that information about a singular film have to do with his poll Yasin?
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What does any of that information about a singular film have to do with his poll Yasin?
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Not sure about cities. But cinematically beautiful countries where filming is/would be an absolute joy in my opinion are:

1.Iceland
2. Bali
3. Japan
4. India
5. Greece
6. Portugal
7. South Africa
8. China
9. Russia
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Indeed, but the poll will be about cities. Unfortunately none of this countries seem to have a city representing them in the most common filming locations.
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Bali is an island though, not a country. 
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Indeed, but at 39 is far away from being a top location
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What about Hong Kong?


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I'm researching letter by letter to fill the list according to IMDb information. Hong Kong did not appear at the most common filming locations, but it may make the cut while I search for option for the last 9 places.

The IMDb list of cities is enormous, and I'm currenty checking the C. Hope to finish soon.

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Hong Kong has 1.175 titles, it seems more than some on the list:

http://www.imdb.com/search/title?locations=hong%20kong&title_type=feature
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I'll check and add it as soon as I get to the H. Currently I'm checking locations with E, there are thousands on IMDb so its a long process.
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I am in the H now, and Hong Kong is definitively in. Thanks.

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Interesting poll, Pencho, and very well researched. That must take a long time. Good luck. :)
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459 feature films, documentaries, and TV movies have been filmed in Pittsburgh (not including short films). If you're just counting feature films, it still has had 298 filmed there (not including many neighborhoods that aren't technically within the city limits but are considered to be Pittsburgh by locals and have Pittsburgh as their location according to the Post Office), which is more than Baltimore, which is on your list at #30. I'll look for a photo. Just in case I forget, you might want to look for a photo from Silence of the Lambs, The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, or The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Cinematographical is not a word. Perhaps you could use "cinematic?" 
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I'm pretty sure Baltimore won't make it to the final version. It is already on the 35th position, and I'm barely checking locations with H. It was there while more common places appeared.

With 298 Pittsburg seems unlikely to be on the final list. But in case it is enough I'll use one of the images you are suggesting.


About cinematographical. I found the term as a valid one in a Google search, it says is a variation of cinematographic, which apparently is also valid.

However, english is not my first language, so I'll change it if cinematic is a better, more accurate or more common term.

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Cinematic is much more common. I had never heard cinematographical and it wasn't on a dictionary's website that I used last week but, indeed, it is listed in the authoritative unexpurgated version of the Oxford. :)
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Most Popular Titles With Location Matching "St. Louis, Missouri, USA"
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?locations=St.%20Louis,%20Missouri,%20USA
809 titles

Most Popular Feature Films With Location Matching "St. Louis, Missouri, USA"
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?locations=St.%20Louis,%20Missouri,%20USA&title_type=feature
189 titles

I was surprised on how many films have been filmed St. Louis.
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They are a lot. But 189 title won't be enough to enter the poll.
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Toronto, Miami, or Washington DC.
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Dan. I currently have Washington DC on my list with 490 movies. I have found another problem to have the more accurate list is that popular cities appear as divided entries under sligthly different names.

While I'm researching I'm also trying to merge some of the entries in order to make the IMDb location list more accurate and help the databse in the future.

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FYC, P.S.Needs a backlink.

I also would be careful about how you word your proposition, as the IMDb totals are likely underestimates or in some cases overestimates. The IMDb list of movie locations is far from complete or accurate. Most movies use multiple locations and some cities movies that have named neighborhoods, sections, areas or have annexed other cities and towns maybe  listed under those, rather than their parent metropolitan city. Some actual cities maybe very small population wise and geographically, but have have large incorporated county areas and populations that surround them and by default use the city name, even though they are not in the city. The issues tend to be different for older cities than for newer cities and skews the results differently.

My vote Boston, Massachusetts, USA has 23 distinct neighborhoods, including some former municipalities each with their own movie listing that does not reference Boston. Los Angeles, New York and other cities will have the same issue.
Roxbury, Boston
 http://www.imdb.com/search/title?locations=Roxbury,%20Massachusetts,%20USA&ref_=ttloc_loc_3
Dorchester, Boston
 http://www.imdb.com/search/title?locations=Dorchester,%20Massachusetts,%20USA&ref_=ttloc_loc_3
South Boston
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?locations=South%20Boston,%20Massachusetts,%20USA&ref_=ttloc_loc_3
Charlestown
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?locations=Charlestown,%20Massachusetts,%20USA&ref_=ttloc_loc_3

Boston's diverse neighborhoods serve as a political and cultural organizing mechanism. The City of Boston's Office of Neighborhood Services has designated 23 Neighborhoods in the city:

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Yes, I should have limited to features or features/docs/TV movies/shorts. But, by adding Cairo, Eygpt you will get a more specific result, but it works both ways to increase and decrease the results. Some movies list only Cairo as the location and do not specify the country. I listed it as such because it is going to pick up more right matches and then wrong matches and therefore be more accurate. If the goal is to be more accurate, then accounting for that should yield a better result. Cairo, Eygpt according to Wikipedia is one is one of the world centers of cinema and has 3000 short and feature length films to its credit. The IMDb database, as far a movie locations goes, is deeply flawed due to its incompleteness (some regional bias) and inconsistency in format submissions. Some common sense needs to be applied to correct the systematic flaws. Plus, I am only suggesting candidates that should be investigated further by Pencho using whatever inclusion parameters he has set.
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"Some movies list only Cairo as the location"

I don't think so. I checked.
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That's kind of the problem with my city in England...except all the towns are officially part of the city itself!

My city is Bradford aka The Worlds First UNESCO City of Film but there's loads of films, TV shows and locations missing from IMDB, loads the films, TV shows and locations missing from the cities multiple official film/tourism websites, and there's loads more films, and TV show which are listed on websites like Wikipedia and IMDB that don't even mention the city which contains the building/street/address/village/neighbourhood/ward/town. 

We became UNESCO's first Film City for a whole host of reasons which is too long for me to go into.

We're the forgotten city. We're the 7th (6th until 2015) biggest city in the UK, yet we rarely get mentioned by the MSM, even when the majority of the filming for a film/TV show was done here. We're forgotten in every other field too, unless it's a crime story, then they'll have BRADFORD in big capital letters.

We're not necessarily a major city for feature films, however there's always something being filmed for TV, whether that's a drama TV series, a comedy TV series, an entertainment TV show, or a TV film.

Last month alone we had a BBC/HBO drama, an ITV drama, a Channel 4 drama, and 2 Channel 5 entertainment shows filming in the same week. And have had approximately 13 films/TV shows shot here this year so far, and had approximately 10 films/TV shows shot here last year. That's what I know from what has been reported on, but many aren't reported on by the MSM or are missed by the 'City of Film' team, especially when they aren't shot in the city centre. One example is one of those shows by Channel 5, which I wouldn't have known was happening as none of the official sources mentioned it. I just happened to stumble across them setting up the equipment for the show, which I might even be appearing on (although they still haven't sent me an email to confirm, which suggests to me that they couldn't read the producers handwriting).

This week a new Poirot series is being filmed, which is called The ABC Murders.

A few months ago GoCompare revealed their lists of the 20 Most used Film Locations in the World and 20 Most used Film Locations by Country according to data they apparently got from IMDB. Practically all the UK locations were in Greater London.

Yet I know for a fact that Bradford City Hall alone has been used at least 30 times (as I have a list of what they are), another 10+ which I have saved somewhere, and possibly another 10 older shows that I don't know about yet, so if those films/TV shows had Bradford City Hall alone listed in their filming locations, then Bradford City Hall would be somewhere between 2nd and 8th on their list. But if they entire Bradford City Centre neighbourhood/ward (which includes Little Germany, Bradford) included like they have done with places like Camden, London then I'd expect Bradford City Centre to easily take the number one spot from South Bank, London.

One day when I eventually get around to creating my blog about Bradford (mainly it's films, TV shows, locations, actors etc), I'll also update Wikipedia and IMDB too. I'm not going to update much yet though as I don't want the official websites to take the information I've collected over the years, until I have it out there first.

At the moment IMDB says there's around 210-275 things that have been filmed here, which includes around 40 films. But I guarantee once I have all the building/street/address/village/neighbourhood/ward/towns locations which are within the City of Bradford (and I know about) updated, those numbers will be much higher. Obviously there will be some that I never know about if they haven't been reported on by the local media, but it'll be miles better than it is now.
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That's kind of the problem with my city in England...except all the towns are officially part of the city itself!

My city is Bradford aka The Worlds First UNESCO City of Film but there's loads of films, TV shows and locations missing from IMDB, loads the films, TV shows and locations missing from the cities multiple official film/tourism websites, and there's loads more films, and TV show which are listed on websites like Wikipedia and IMDB that don't even mention the city which contains the building/street/address/village/neighbourhood/ward/town. 

We became UNESCO's first Film City for a whole host of reasons which is too long for me to go into.

We're the forgotten city. We're the 7th (6th until 2015) biggest city in the UK, yet we rarely get mentioned by the MSM, even when the majority of the filming for a film/TV show was done here. We're forgotten in every other field too, unless it's a crime story, then they'll have BRADFORD in big capital letters.

We're not necessarily a major city for feature films, however there's always something being filmed for TV, whether that's a drama TV series, a comedy TV series, an entertainment TV show, or a TV film.

Last month alone we had a BBC/HBO drama, an ITV drama, a Channel 4 drama, and 2 Channel 5 entertainment shows filming in the same week. And have had approximately 13 films/TV shows shot here this year so far, and had approximately 10 films/TV shows shot here last year. That's what I know from what has been reported on, but many aren't reported on by the MSM or are missed by the 'City of Film' team, especially when they aren't shot in the city centre. One example is one of those shows by Channel 5, which I wouldn't have known was happening as none of the official sources mentioned it. I just happened to stumble across them setting up the equipment for the show, which I might even be appearing on (although they still haven't sent me an email to confirm, which suggests to me that they couldn't read the producers handwriting).

This week a new Poirot series is being filmed, which is called The ABC Murders.

A few months ago GoCompare revealed their lists of the 20 Most used Film Locations in the World and 20 Most used Film Locations by Country according to data they apparently got from IMDB. Practically all the UK locations were in Greater London.

Yet I know for a fact that Bradford City Hall alone has been used at least 30 times (as I have a list of what they are), another 10+ which I have saved somewhere, and possibly another 10 older shows that I don't know about yet, so if those films/TV shows had Bradford City Hall alone listed in their filming locations, then Bradford City Hall would be somewhere between 2nd and 8th on their list. But if they entire Bradford City Centre neighbourhood/ward (which includes Little Germany, Bradford) included like they have done with places like Camden, London then I'd expect Bradford City Centre to easily take the number one spot from South Bank, London.

One day when I eventually get around to creating my blog about Bradford (mainly it's films, TV shows, locations, actors etc), I'll also update Wikipedia and IMDB too. I'm not going to update much yet though as I don't want the official websites to take the information I've collected over the years, until I have it out there first.

At the moment IMDB says there's around 210-275 things that have been filmed here, which includes around 40 films. But I guarantee once I have all the building/street/address/village/neighbourhood/ward/towns locations which are within the City of Bradford (and I know about) updated, those numbers will be much higher. Obviously there will be some that I never know about if they haven't been reported on by the local media, but it'll be miles better than it is now.
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That's kind of the problem with my city in England...except all the towns are officially part of the city itself!

My city is Bradford aka The Worlds First UNESCO City of Film but there's loads of films, TV shows and locations missing from IMDB, loads the films, TV shows and locations missing from the cities multiple official film/tourism websites, and there's loads more films, and TV show which are listed on websites like Wikipedia and IMDB that don't even mention the city which contains the building/street/address/village/neighbourhood/ward/town. 

We became UNESCO's first Film City for a whole host of reasons which are too long for me to go into.

We're the forgotten city. We're the 7th (6th until 2015) biggest city in the UK, yet we rarely get mentioned by the MSM, even when the majority of the filming for a film/TV show was done here. We're forgotten in every other field too, unless it's a crime story, then they'll have BRADFORD in big capital letters.

We're not necessarily a major city for feature films, however there's always something being filmed for TV, whether that's a drama TV series, a comedy TV series, an entertainment TV show, or a TV film.

Last month alone we had a BBC/HBO drama, an ITV drama, a Channel 4 drama, and 2 Channel 5 entertainment shows filming in the same week. And have had approximately 13 films/TV shows shot here this year so far, and had approximately 10 films/TV shows shot here last year. That's what I know from what has been reported on, but many aren't reported on by the MSM or are missed by the 'City of Film' team, especially when they aren't shot in the city centre. One example is one of those shows by Channel 5, which I wouldn't have known was happening as none of the official sources mentioned it. I just happened to stumble across them setting up the equipment for the show, which I might even be appearing on (although they still haven't sent me an email to confirm, which suggests to me that they couldn't read the producers handwriting).

This week a new Poirot series is being filmed, which is called The ABC Murders.

A few months ago GoCompare revealed their lists of the 20 Most used Film Locations in the World and 20 Most used Film Locations by Country according to data they apparently got from IMDB. Practically all the UK locations were in Greater London.

Yet I know for a fact that Bradford City Hall alone has been used at least 30 times (as I have a list of what they are), another 10+ which I have saved somewhere else, and possibly another 10+ older shows that I don't know about yet, so if those films/TV shows had Bradford City Hall alone listed in their filming locations, then Bradford City Hall would be somewhere between 2nd and 8th on their list. But if the entire Bradford City Centre neighbourhood/ward (which includes Little Germany, Bradford) was included like they have done with places like Camden, London then I'd expect Bradford City Centre to easily take the number one spot from South Bank, London.

One day when I eventually get around to creating my blog about Bradford (mainly it's films, TV shows, locations, actors etc), I'll also update Wikipedia and IMDB too. I'm not going to update much yet though as I don't want the official local film/tourism websites to take the information I've collected over the years, until I have it out there first.

At the moment IMDB says there's around 210-275 things that have been filmed here, which includes around 40 feature films. But I guarantee once I have all the building/street/address/village/neighbourhood/ward/towns locations which are within the City of Bradford (and I know about) updated, those numbers will be much higher (obviously nowhere near the numbers on your list however as we're a "on location" city not a "production studio" city). 
Obviously there will be some films/TV shows that I never know about if they haven't been reported on by the local media, but it'll be miles better than it is now.
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Good poll but the pictures are very "neutral", I mean... how about picking monuments as starting points, I mean, you can't do wrong if you select the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben (instead of the Ferris Wheel), the Empire State Building, Brandeburg Door and the Coliseum and look for movies that featured them. Same goes with the less iconic cities, there's always a landmark, a highly identified place where a famous movie took place, if there wasn't such a picture, it would contradict the purpose of the poll.
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Yes, all pictures are neutral right now. I haven't took the time to find acutually good images as I am still refining the final list of locations. Once that is done, hopefully in the next couple of days. I'll try to find images with iconic views of each place, or at least an iconic scene occuring in each city.

If you have suggestions in the meantime, they would be a great help.

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I would agree. I think most cities have an iconic image associated with it. Likewise, the may have a movie that it almost a travel brochure for the the city. When I think San Francisco, I think of the Golden Gate Bridge and the movie Vertigo (as seen from the Presido fort). http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052357/mediaviewer/rm3932035584

When I think Los Angeles, I think of its Art Deco City Hall and the movie L. A. Confidential. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119488/mediaviewer/rm679097088.

I can sympathize, even if you can make the right connections, it is very unlikely the right screenshot is already in the IMDb image gallery. Therefore, making an already labor intensive poll suggestion, even more so. I hope these two images help.
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Those are indeed great suggestions. I already had the Eiffel Tower and the Golden Gate for Paris and San Francisco, but they look much better in the images you propose so they have been changed.

The only one I'm leaving out is Rome, since that Colisseum is computer generated, so I preffer an image of the real one.

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 Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Location of over 1,552 movies 
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Nice idea!
It's to bad that good images are hard to find.
Great that Amsterdam is on the list (I live nearby). I didn't expect that.
Maybe you can use this image: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2917388/m...
Or an images from Hitman's Bodyguard, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1959563/m... ,but this one is behind the scenes. But I think you can use them as well.
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I loved to see Amsterdam, as well as other cities like Bucharest, Helsinki or Copenhaguen on the list as they gave variety. Unfortunately as I keep researching I have been forced to take them out in favour of places with more movies filmed on them.

At this moment Lisbon is the 35th place on the list with 495 movies. But I still have to check letters Q-Z, so I suppose there will be a couple of changes in the final list.

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Pencho, I think you should use one of these 3 pictures for Hong Kong instead of the one you chose. These 3 actually show some of the city. According to what I've read online NONE of Rush Hour was filmed in Hong Kong

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338564/mediaviewer/rm952958976

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338564/mediaviewer/rm130875392

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338564/mediaviewer/rm936181760


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Thanks. None of the images I have yet is definitive. I'll look for better ones once the list is 100% ready. But getting suggestions for images is the main reason I opened the thread for discussion early, so thank you for the suggestions, I'll use them.
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I used the first one.
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List of cities is final now. I'm starting to look for proper images.
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This might be good for Prague:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102181/m...
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Thanks
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A better photo for option #12 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

>> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1010048/mediaviewer/rm2850720512

Also, you have forgotten the discussion link.
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He has not "forgotten", he said he would add it when the list is finished.
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Ohh...I didn't read past comments and when I opened the list it was already finished with 35 options. So I thought...
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I'll use Slumdog Millionaire for Mumbai, but a different image as I preffer to show a view of the city when possible.

I'm looking for better images for 5 more cities: New York, Los Angeles, Rome, Toronto and Buenos Aires and maybe New Orlenas and then it should be ready.

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Possible Image Upgrades for Sydney:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2006853/mediaviewer/rm4290709504
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0397203/mediaviewer/rm2405500416

While one is technically classified asTV movie and might be a stretch for the topic. I guess it depends whether if you value the strength of the image recognition over keeping all the images from feature movies most associated with the city.

Plus another city to checkout for consideration Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 431 titles http://www.imdb.com/search/title?locations=Rio%20de%20Janeiro&&title_type=feature
Movies: City of God, Rio, Hulk  Iconic Images/Events Carnival, Christ the Redeemer Statue
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1436562/mediaviewer/rm638761728
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317248/mediaviewer/rm3997041664

Buenos Aries
Movies:The Secret in Their Eyes, Wild Tales, Evita
Iconic Images Presidential Palace, Skyline, Puente de la Mujer,
Obelisco de Buenos Aires
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116250/mediaviewer/rm922458368
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3011894/mediaviewer/rm2889148160
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Pencho,

India has the 3rd longest railway network in the world after USA and China. I thought it would be better to describe a city in India using the corresponding railway station.

That dance scene was shot in Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chhatrapati_Shivaji_Terminus_railway_station) in Mumbai. A popular railway station in India.
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FYC
I like how you modified your introductory statement and question. I think you can tweak your question a bit more to avoid the whole issue of it being a definitive or comprehensive listing. By using qualifiers like "among" and "select" to account for any cities that are leading cities that have been excluded, as well as, as any omissions due to an oversight, lack of data to support to their inclusion or debatable options. If the total includes only feature films or features, documentaries, TV movies, Direct-to-Video and short films, maybe it needs to be clearer? It would seem that skew the results somewhat as certain segments seem to be regionally based (ie Docs, Adult). Just an idea, reformatting the answer options, like below could keep the totals current for poll takers. While placing the ranking ownership on a snapshot of IMDb data as of a certain date. The three line option put a number on poll option, while the two line option makes the number readily available, but obscures it under a hyperlink. The advantage being it is no longer time-sensitive and your poll is always current. As well as it distances your poll from the number validity issue.

Poll Title:
Favorite World Cinematographical Cities (or another catchier version)

Poll Suggestion:
According to the IMDb, these cities are among the leading locales in the world, in terms of film production. IMDb database includes feature movies have been filmed, at least in part, on a studio soundstage, on a studio backlot or on-location. The cited totals include only feature theatrical films, but exclude documentaries, TV movies, direct-to-video and short films.

Which of these select centers of world cinema is your favorite cinematographical location?

Alternate Answer Options Format #1:
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
IMDb Totals: 844 Feature Movies (As of 25 August 2017)
Current Total: Feature Movie Total (As of Today)

Alternate Answer Options Format #2:
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Current Total: Feature Movie Total (As of Today)
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I'll use Istanbul, while both the image I got and the one you suggest show Aiga Sophia. It is bettert o have it in a movie scene rathe than a poster.
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I'm way not convinced that cinematographical is even a word, let alone the right word in this case.

Interesting that the Buenos Aires photo seems to have been uploaded backwards... I found the same photo right-ways in color. I'll let you know when it's approved.

You could use this pic for Toronto - it's the clock tower from the old city hall - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1059475/mediaviewer/rm2381616128

The pic from 28 Days Later is a far better shot for London.

This is a better pic for Prague: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096332/mediaviewer/rm1160097792

New Orleans: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3564472/mediaviewer/rm2806922240

Warsaw: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0253474/mediaviewer/rm2133233408 or http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0253474/mediaviewer/rm522620672
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The Piano suggestions are probably the best example of a Warsaw movie with many on location scenes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0253474/locations?ref_=tt_ql_dt_6. The only other movie that comes to mind is the Zookeper's wife about the Warsaw Zoo, which seems to have been shot in Prague, Czech Republic.

PS, your Santa Clarita pic is of another city. Six Flags Magic Mountain - 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, California, USA (Walley World) Home to 306 feature titles in its own right http://www.imdb.com/search/title?locations=Valencia,%20California,%20USA&ref_=ttloc_loc_1
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Really? I searched in the Santa Clarita Film Comission web site and they said the Walley's World of the National Lampoon's film was located within their limits. That's why I added it.
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I read Valencia is part of Santa Clarita as are other places calles Saugus and Newhall. It says the four places merged to create Santa Clarita city in 1987 is this incorrect?
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My mistake, you are correct it was annexed and is now part of Santa Clarita. It is a village or neighborhood of the city, much like Hollywood was annexed in the early days to be part of Los Angeles or those twenty-six neighborhoods of Boston, I spoke of earlier. But, I think it goes to undermining the data when 26 neighborhoods or villages can be formatted to each have their own listing and not be included in the actual city totals.

"Valencia
is a neighborhood in Santa Clarita located within Los Angeles County, California, United States." Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Culver City is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Malibu  is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, Universal City is a a county island within Los Angeles County, California, United States.
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I'll use Cinematographic Instead.

I have added the Toronto image.

With Warsaw I was hoping to find something not related to World War II, as I wouldn't like to give that image of a city even if most movies in that location are related to the event. The poster I got is the only one I could find.

The pick from London has been replaced.

The pick from New Orleans has been replaced.

I changed Prague for a view of the city I just found.

It would be great to have the Buenos Aires picture in color. Thank you.



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Buenos Aires: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116250/mediaviewer/rm1086005248

I uploaded a good Prague shot from MI: Ghost Protocol - I'll let you know when it's been approved.
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"According to the IMDb, these are the cities of the world where more movies have been filmed."
How come documentaries, TV movies, and direct to video movie titles don't qualify as movies?

Why doesn't California, which is by far the world leader in film production for almost a century, have better representation on the list?  Four cities make the list: Santa Clarita, San Francisco, Burbank, Los Angeles, but other distinct California 1000 plus movie cities are left off. It looks like California has seven cities in the top 35, about eleven cities in the top 50 and I suspect twenty in the Top 100 (assuming 300 title cut-off). I am curious why Santa Clarita and Burbank make the list, but Culver City and Universal City don't?

Columbia Pictures in Culver City, California, USA 1,567 titles
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?locations=Culver%20City,%20California&title_type=feature

Universal Pictures, an unincorporated county island in Universal City. California, USA 1,380 titles
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?locations=Universal%20City,%20California&title_type=feature
* note all film production happens outside the LA city limits to avoid the City of Los Angeles' business taxes and regulations.

Pasadena, California 548 titles
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?locations=Pasadena,%20California&title_type=feature

Tehran, Iran 538 titles (Cut-Off #35)
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?locations=Tehran,%20Iran&title_type=feature

San Diego, California, USA 522 titles
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?locations=San%20Diego,%20California&
title_type=feature

Malibu, California 511 titles
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?locations=Malibu,%20California&title_type=feature

Long Beach, California, USA 501 titles
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?locations=Long%20Beach,%20California&title_type=feature

Santa Monica, California, USA 459 titles
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?locations=Santa%20Monica,%20California&title_type=feature
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Both San Diego and Malibu were included in the earlier version of the poll, but later replaced by other entries.

I'll change the description to reflect only feature films. Of course Documentaries, TV and Video movies count as films. But since they are listed separately in the IMDb, including them made an already difficult search more demanding, that's why I left them out.

As for Universal City and Culver City, they were three reasons I considered. One, there was already too much examples of cities within Los Angeles County, and while they may be officially separate locations, the differences between them were minimal and I felt the poll had more value giving a chance to participate to a more varied field of world cities.

Two, most films made in both locations were made inside studios geographically located in their limits, but the city itself is rarely used as a location contrary to all other examples in the list.

Three, Burbank and Santa Clarita, which did make the cut are both cities within Los Angeles County with A) more films and B) more movies actually taking place in them.

Finally, while there could be more, California is very well represented with 4 entries that represent 11% of the poll, more than any other place (Germany and Canada also has three but in different states) Also the USA, as location of most of the most popular movies represents 35% of the poll which is quite good. No harm done if we miss two studio locations I think.

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In my humble opinion, I would take an all or nothing approach and treat "Los Angeles County" or "Metropolitan Los Angeles" as one location by using one of those terms. Therefore, it would be better to include the Burbank and Santa Clarita areas in the L.A. totals to be more worldly. I think those and other nearby cities are simply overflow from the "Hollywood" center anyways. Everyone knows L.A. holds the  #1 spot by a large margin, I don't think the listing of three L.A. area cities, while omitting others works, but I don't think you could be faulted for treating them as one. I would retain San Francisco, as it is outside that sphere of influence and has it own distinct business that operates apart from L.A.

 I agree using the term "feature films" is best way to describe the scope of the poll. Something like: "According to the IMDb, these locations are among the leading places where feature movies are filmed throughout the world."

I understand it is work in progress, but just thought I would share some observations,
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You should be consistent on providing numbers of films and examples of films. You have on some but not on others.
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Yes, Numbers were a reference for Me that I no longer need and I'm deleting.

This morning I started adding examples of films, but had no time to finish. Final version will only have examples of films.

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Thanks, I'll add it.
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This should finally be ready.
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Pencho15,

This is an obvious labor of love. I did a quick review and did not see any problems.

I suspect you are no longer looking for nine more cities. Would you like me to edit your original post to better reflect your list?

Somehow you managed to find iconic images that generally crop well.
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls020121240/?view=grid
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Sure, it would be better to edit the original post to delete that.

In the case of the images I have a lot to thank for to Urbanemovies and Jen for all the great suggestions.