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Where in the World?

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It may not look like much, but this building complex helped introduce the West to a major director. Originally planned as cheap housing, the buildings now features apartments, low-budget hotels, shops, and restaurants, covering 17 stories and an entire block. A gathering place for many of its city’s minority groups, Time Magazine called this it “the best example of globalization” ... Read More »

Pop Quiz: Outerspace Edition

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Q: This location may have played “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away,” but it’s actually a salt lake, one that dries up almost completely during the annual dry season. It starred in a massively famous film — can you recognize this all-time classic? Bonus points if you can locate, where on earth you’ll find this very ... Read More »

wowOwow: the sequel

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Last week the fabulous females at Women on the Web featured Museyon’s Film + Travel guide to Europe. Today they’re at it again, this time featuring our guide to Asia, Africa and Oceania. Check out their most excellent slideshow includes a scene from the classic flick ‘Out of Africa.’ Then find out which North African nation‘s architecture and terrain make it ... Read More »

Mapping ‘Mad Max’

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With summer road trips in mind, New York Times movie critic A. O. Scott chooses 1979′s ‘Mad Max’ as this week’s Critics’ Pick. He may love the movie for its dystopian vision, take-no-prisoners action and Mel Gibson’s blue eyes (trust us, it’s in the video), but we love the movie’s dramatic setting most of all. Scott says the film’s sweeping, dusty panoramas ... Read More »

Where the Movies Really Are

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Check out the August issue of the always awesome Travel + Leisure for a guide to where your favorite movies are actually filmed. Author  Darrell Hartman gives a big shout-out to Museyon Guides, with five movies filmed in surprising locations. That scene with this post … it doesn’t get more iconically Wild West than that, right? Wrong. It’s actually Almeria, Spain, cinematic backdrop ... Read More »

Sydney Screenings

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Hey Sydneysiders! It’s that time again … the 56th installment of the Sydney Film Festival is in full swing. Featuring a collection of shorts and features, the festival includes selections from Australia as well as 40 other countries. Need help deciding what to see? No worries, the festival breaks down films into categories like “Give Me a Kiss,” “Take Me ... Read More »

Hooray for … Nollywood?

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In Museyon Guide’s Film+Travel discover Africa’s cinematic landscape — from the otherworldly deserts of Tunisia to the streets of Soweto in Johannesburg, South Africa. But what other African nation is home to a burgeoning film industry, one that’s bigger than Hollywood and second only to India’s Bollywood?   Find out after jump… Read More »

Inside Iran

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To American eyes, Iran is a country full of contradiction. A country that, outside of news headlines, remains shrouded in mystery. In Museyon Guide’s Film + Travel, Mikael Awake uncovers the rich cinematic history of Iran.   That history is not without controversy, and filmmakers have to fight to get their work shown. Director Tahmineh Milani faced the death penalty ... Read More »

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