Student recreates awesome film scenes with just a photograph and a location
Even though we kinda know that movies are f**ken ubiquitous, and simply have to be filmed all over the globe – and in locations we know, love, pass through regularly, or even just stumble upon – we don’t often think of them that away. That’s the beautiful thing about a good yarn. When told properly, you’re transported away. Still, if you’ve ever felt that watching a good film takes you to another reality, just check out these real-life photos from Instagram user, Thomas Duke…
Duke’s got a real knack for finding film-set locations and recreating them in his own endearing way. Using only a photo of the on-screen action, he skilfully merges that photo with his surrounds to create a special kind of movie magic.
You can see from his film choices that he’s a big fan of some of the good ones. The Kingsman movies get a mention. So do the Harry Potter flicks, Batman, Mission Impossible, The Avengers, Shaun of the Dead, The X-Men and plenty more.
What’s just as good as the photos he creates is the fact that the bloke gives us his thought processes and reasons for wanting to take certain photos. There’s a lot to be said for that, so let’s start with his thoughts on The Kingsman:
“This scene made me fall in love with Kingsman. Not because it was brutal. But because it was audacious and surprising. The bravery of killing off such a main and strikingly interesting character gave the whole story so much levity. Nothing can beat the scene beforehand (the church massacre is just… cynically perfect) but this was such a nice little added extra: working against the usual hero/villain tropes of these types of films. I hope Vaughn, Firth, & Egerton don’t leave it too long to bring a 3rd entry of this energetic, stylish, and unique piece of filmmaking to the big screen!”
His thoughts on Hot Fuzz are pretty bloody grouse too:
“I’ll never stop thanking @edgarwright for his style and these films. Thank you! These characters will live on forever and I couldn’t be more thankful that this directing genius was at the helm of all of all of this creativity. This pub wasn’t far away at all, it’s strange to think how close I was to such an iconic location. It’s not in Somerset though, which is where most of the film is shot. This scene took place 100 miles away from the little town of Sandford; movie magic! I couldn’t actually believe how much it looked exactly like the film, apart from a few pillars and re-structured sections, so that was a pleasant surprise. The famous ‘When’s your birthday?’ scene from the film was also filmed here as well as The Theory of Everything (2014). It was such a cute little tucked away building, definitely visit if you’re a Hot Fuzz fan!”
Final thought: We always love good examples of creativity, and young Thomas has that s**t down in spades. We can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.
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