The number of tourists known as Jetters is currently increasing. The Jetters are those people planning their trips so they will see the places where their favorite movies had as sets.
For the amateurs of this kind of traveling there are organized tours on the movie sets of the famous productions.
These travelers do not just desire to visit the places in which the action from their favorite movie was filmed. They are ready to travel thousands of miles to get access to the movie sets and also to the places their favorite actors spent every day during the shooting. In short they want to live the whole experience of making the movie in detail.
This is how Magnolia Cupcakes (Sex and the City), Tokyo’s Park Hyatt (Lost in Translation) and Café des deux Moulins (Amelie) have been automatically associated in the movie lovers’ conception with the movies for which they posed as a background. In many cases these places are named after the name of the film.
Slumdog Millionaire, Mumbai, India
The Slumdog Millionaire tours are extremely controversial. In spite of this, the agency specialized in this area belonging to Chris Way has succeeded to invest more than 80 percent of the cash gathered from the 10 dollars ticket price in the neighborhoods that are part of this tour.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, New Orleans, United States
Based on a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, with the action taking place in Baltimore, the movie producers of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button have chosen the city of New Orleans as the décor for this weird story of life.
The romantic scenes between Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt were taken in the City Park and the beautiful six bedroom house on the Coliseum Street which belonged to the character played by Brad Pitt is for sale for the price of 2.85 million dollars.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Woody Allen, the director of the movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona has managed to capture inside the production the free spirit of Spain. This is how the action of the movie is played in a scenery from which are not missing Parc Güell, The Tibidabo Amusement park, Passeig de Gracia or the church Santa Maria Del Mar.
Alluring terraces, art galleries, market squares and narrow streets, they all come to life in the music of the Spanish guitars. Still the trip of the characters in Oviedo – a small city near the North of Barcelona should not be forgotten.
Mamma Mia, Skopelos Island, Greece
Merryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan singing the music of ABBA and having as background a superb Mediterranean sunset have stirred the critiques concerning this movie with a huge budget presenting the life of a single mother in a small town in Greece.
The movie has become one of the most profitable ones in the decade, among the ingredients being the sunny scenery and the beautiful white beaches on the shore of the Aegean Sea. The movie finale – a wedding- takes place in an ancient stone monastery offering a perfect view over the bluest sea of Europe.