Exodus – Spain

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Although the Bible says Mozes escaped from Egypt with 600,000 slaves, Ridley Scott and his crew choose Spain as the main location for filming the exterior desert scenes (interiors were shot in the UK at Pinewood Studios).

Most of the movie was filmed in Almeria (Tabernas). Tabernas has been used for other movies, like classic Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns, but also big Hollywood blockbusters (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,¬†Lawrence of Arabia). TV production for “Game of Thrones” has recently used this location as well.

The Egyptian city was build at Sierra Alhamilla. Complete with the Pharaoh’s temple.

Pechina (just north of Almeria)¬†has also become a popular location for film makers. Again “Game of Thrones” also uses this location (as the Dothraki Sea).

Raiders of the Lost Ark – Anahola Mountain

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The Paramount Mountain used in the opening scene of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” can be found on Kauai. It is Anahola Mountain.

 

Raider of the Lost Ark – Huleia National Park

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In the opening scenes of “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, Indiana Jones is looking for the lost Idol in Peru… the crew went to a more tropical location, the Island of Kauai. Spielberg would return here for his blockbuster “Jurassic Park“. For Indy, the boulder scenes were also filmed at the wildlife refuge.

Kipu Falls is the spot where Indy shoots his guide (who tries to shoot him first, but maybe in a new Special Edition version, this will be altered…. #Greedo)

Doctor Who – Llansannor Court

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The building used for Agatha Christie’s house in the Doctor Who episode “The Unicorn and the Wasp” is Llansannor Court. Another nice movie fact is that the father of David Tennant (the Tenth Doctor) has a very small cameo appearance in this episode. Also, Felicity Jones stars in this episode. Much later she will play a much larger part, Jyn Erso in “Rogue One”. An episode to watch, for sure.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – Granada

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In the third installment of the Indiana Jones movies, Marcus Brody (played by the late Denholm Elliott) arrives in Iskenderun by train. Iskenderun is not a real town, instead the Spanish Guadix Railway station was used for filming.
https://en.rail.cc/guadix/city/l/13271#rail