We dedicate this newsletter to our top 3 favourite movies shot in Spain. We only think of Spain as the best destination for any MICE related event but of course Spain is much more than that. A lot of movie directors see the potential of this country and come to shoot the entire movie or parts of it in our beautiful cities and/or surroundings. With all the historical venues, beautiful landscapes or cosmopolitan vibe, we can have any movie shot here. The most famous would probably be Vicky Cristina Barcelona from Woody Allen (obviously shot in wonderful Barcelona) but would you like to know our top 3?
#1 The Machinist tells the story of Trevor Reznik (played by Christian Bale), a machinist whose insomnia and psychological problems lead to a serious workplace accident involving a co-worker. After Reznik is fired, he goes into a downward spiral of paranoia and delusion. This movie is a psychological thriller and will be remembered for the haunting performance of Christian Bale, who lost 28 kilograms in only four months to play the role. A special feature of this thriller is that it was shot entirely in Barcelona and some of its surrounding cities, even though the shooting location could pass for any city in the USA. Barcelona airport and the Tibidabo amusement park were some of the places where the film was shot.
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#2 This December the last film of the Star Wars saga will be premiered and all fans (as are we) are anxiously awaiting this moment. All episodes take place in the future and on different planets. One of these planets is Naboo filmed partly at the Plaza España in Seville during the Star Wars episode II – Attack of the Clones. In Seville we have a fantastic teambuilding activity called ‘make your own movie’. We divide the large group in smaller teams and each of them gets a script which they need to shoot somewhere in the city. Every team chooses their main actors, director, production team etc. and start shooting their part. Afterwards all shootings are handed over and edited by professionals and in the evening we organise a Oscar Gala night in one of Seville’s beautiful venues where we will award the movie, the best actor/actress, the best director etc.
#3 Another of our favourites are the Bourne movies starring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a CIA assassin suffering from extreme memory loss who must figure out who he is. The third film ‘Bourne’s Ultimatum’ was party shot in the streets of Madrid and the famous train station Atocha. Just opposite of the Atocha station we have this wonderful lifestyle hotel figured in the top 20 hotels on TripAdvisor. The beauty of this historical building has been enhanced by skillful design, with interior décor based on an eclectic set of resources and an informal yet sophisticated character. Close to the Retiro park and only 10 to 15 minutes walking from the 3 most important museums in Madrid where we can organise private and exclusive visits after closing hours.
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