02-04-2019 07:20 AM - last edited on 02-04-2019 11:24 AM by AriMar
As winter whips its way across the Northern Hemisphere, many caught in its frosty cloak are choosing to stay inside and enjoy a good film. Before you dive into your next cinematic adventure, learn more about the filming locations from movies set in wintertime landscapes in a round-the-world trip on Voyager in Google Earth.
From action thrillers to cozy fantasy flicks, each stop on this tour takes you to an exciting frozen film setting. Best of all, each site is brought to life with photos taken by Local Guides like you.
Here are some of our favorite places you’ll see along the way.
In the U.S., a winter movie marathon wouldn't be complete without watching Home Alone 2. The American Christmastime movie is filled with slapstick comedy and heartwarming scenes. After getting lost in an airport, Kevin, youngest in a big family, makes his own way around a snowy New York City. He is finally reunited with his mother at the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, captured in Google Street View in the Voyager story.
As it turns out, choosing winter as a silver-screen filming season makes for a tricky shoot; cue an icicled Leonardo DiCaprio shivering onto screen in The Revenant. The film, about the life of the American explorer Hugh Glass, was a box office hit, but to say that the filming process was gruelling would be an understatement. Inhospitably cold landscapes provided frozen backdrops, with filming postponed at one time because of a lack of snow on the ground. The Voyager tour stops off in the southernmost city of Argentina, Ushuaia, where closing scenes were shot.
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A lack of real snow also caused the The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe production crew some difficulty. While principal photography for the fantasy film could be captured in New Zealand, the filming team shifted to the snow-capped Czech Republic to gather wintertime shots. Fans might recognize the Voyager story stop as the route Lucy takes with Mr Tumnus, shortly after finding another world, frozen for one hundred years, in the back of a wardrobe.
Which film location from the tour would you love to visit? Tell us in the comments below.