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Incredible famous Hollywood productions made in Almeria

So many films have been made in this area.  When our son was over earlier in the year we did a 4x4 drive into the desert where we were shown the exaction loctaion of many of the movies. 

So which ones would you recognise?  

Game of Thrones

The fight of the 9 noble families for control over the lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for milennia was filmed here.  Many recognisable spots are seen throughout the TV show

Black Mirror 

The last episide of the sci-fi show, Black Museum, where a bunch of very creepy items are on displaye was filmed very close to Mojacar in the old Alfaro restaurant in Tabernas

Blade Runner 2049 

The 'mar de plastico' in Almeria is a ocean of greenhouses.  This plastic ocean of Almeria (not the prettiest view!) is the steart of the Blade Runner film

Terminator: Dark Fate 

The T-800 terminator cybernetic organism with living tissue over a hyperalloy endoskeleton was filmed in the Tabernas Desert

Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade

Parts of this were filmed in Europe's only desert, just a short 40 minutes from Casa Torreta Blanca.  Scenes were also filmed in Cabo de Gato beach with its very recognisable rock 

 

Having done some further research (I am a research nerd!), the first film made in the region was in 1943.  In the 1950s many Spanish films were made, but of note were:

  • The Night Heaven Fell with Brigette Bardot
  • North West Frontier with Lauren Bacall 

 

In the 1960s: 

  • El Cid: Charlton Heston & Sophia Loren
  • Lawrence of Arabia: Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guiness (and one of our favourite trips to see the exact place of filming)
  • Cleopatra: Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor
  • A Fistful of Dollars: Clint Eastwood 
  • For a Few More Dollars: Clint Eastwood
  • That Man George: George Hamilton 
  • Lost Command: Antony Quinn & George Segal
  • Navaio Joe: Burt Reynolds
  • The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Clint Eastwood
  • Tobruk: Yyl Brynner, Robert Mitcham & Charles Bronson
  • Shalako: Sean Connery, Brigette Bardot & Honor Blackman
  • A Twist of Sand: Honor Blackman 
  • The Cats: Rita Hayworth 
  • The Hill, Sean Connery, Michael Redgrave & Roy Kinnear
  • Once Upon a Time in the West: Henry Fonda & Charles Bronson 
  • Play Dirty: Michael Caine 
  • The Desperados: Jack Palance & Sylvia Syms
  • 100 Rifles: Raquel Welch & Burt Reynolds   
  • Land Raiders: Terry Savalas
  • How I Won the War: Michael Crawford, John Lennon & Roy Kinnear
  • Custer of the West: Robert Shaw

 

In the 1970s:

  • Adios Sabata: Yul Brynner 
  • A Man Called Sledge: James Garner
  • Cannon for Cordoba: George Peppard
  • Figures in a Landscape: Robert Shaw
  • A Town Called Bastard:  Robert Shaw & Telly Savalas 
  • The Hunting Part: Gene Hackman
  • The Horsemen: Omar Sharif
  • Doc: Faye Dunaway 
  • Red Sun: Yul Brynner & Ursula Andress
  • Catlow: Yul Brynner
  • Boulevard de Rhum: Brigette Bardot
  • Duck You Sucker: James Coburn & Rod Steiger
  • Hannie Caulder: Raquel Welch & Christopher Lee 
  • Blindman: Ringo Starr
  • Antony & Cleopatra: Charlton Heston
  • Chato's Land: Charles Bronson 
  • Sonny and Jed: Susan George & Telly Savalas
  • Dr Phibes Rises Again: Vincent Price 
  • What the Peeper Saw: Britt Eckland
  • Treasure Island: Orsen Wells
  • Travels with My Aunt: Maggie Smith
  • White Sister: Sophia Loren
  • A Reason to Live, A Reason to  Die: James Coburn & Telly Savalas
  • Chino: Charles Bronsun
  • The 4 Musketeers: Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Christopher Lee,  Faye Dunaway, Roy Kinnear
  • The Passenger: Jack Nicholson
  • F for Fake: George Wells
  • My Name is Nobody: Henry Fonda
  • The Spikes Gang: Lee Marvin
  • The Wind & The Lion: Sean Connery, Candice Bergen & John Huston 
  • Sinbad & The Eye of The Tiger: Jane Seymour
  • Valentino: Rudolf Nureyev & Felicity Kendal
  • March or Die: Gene Hackman
  • The Four Feathers: Beau Bridges, Robert Powell & Jane Seymour 
  • The Greatest Battle: Henry Fonda & John Huston
  • The Thief of Baghdad: Roddy McDowall & Peter Ustinov
  • Jaguar Lives: Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence, Barbara Bach & John Huston 
  • The Sky is Falling: Dennis Hopper 

 

1980s:

  • The Last Harem: George Lazenby
  • Conan The Barbarian: Arnold Schwarzeneggar
  • Never Say Never Again: Sean Connery & Kim Basinger
  • Straight to Hell: Dennis Hopper, Courtney Love, Grace Jones & Elvis Costello 
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchause: Oliver Reed & Uma Thurman
  • Indian Jones & The Last Crusade: Harrison Ford & Sean Connery
  • Time to Kill: Nicolas Cage

 

1990s: 

  • Navy Seals: Charlie Sheen
  • Young Indiana Jones (TV series) 
  • Doomsday Gun: Kevin Spacey
  • Some Kind of Bliss (musci video for Kylie Minogue)
  • Don Juan: Penelope Cruz
  • Dollar for the Dead: Emillio Estevez
  • Outlaw Justice: Kris Kristofferson   

 

2000s: 

  • Sexy Beast: Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Ray Winstone & Amanda Redman
  • Imagining Argentina: Antonio Banderas & Emma Thompson
  • Jericho Mansions: James Caan 
  • The Reckoning: William Defoe
  • The Sound of Thunder: Ben Kingsley
  • Asterisk at the Olympic Games: Gerard Depardieu & Michael Schumacher
  • The Limits of Control: Tilda Swinton & John Hurt
  • The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo

 

2010s: 

  • Dr Who (episode)
  • Exodus: Gods & Kings: Christian Bale & Sigourney Weaver
  • Game of Thrones 
  • Shout out to my Ex (Little Mix music video)
  • Terminator, Dark Fate: Linda Hamilton & Arnold Schwarzeneggar 
  • Money Heist (TV series episode)
  • Black Mirror (TV series episode)
  • Risen: Joseph Fiennes
  • Blade Runner 1949: Ryan Goslling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto & Robin Wright
  • Wonder Woman: Chris Pine & Robin Wright
  • The Sister Brothers: Joaquin Phoenix & Jake Gyllenhaal

 

2020s:

The Rhythm Section: Jude Law & Blake Lively

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