Movie Locations

Devil’s Tower

Devils Tower is a monolith that rises to a height of 1,267 feet and featured prominently in the Steven Spielberg film Close Encounters of the Third Kind (where it was reproduced in mashed potato). Thanks: xylon, Sally, many others.

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Tuesday, 12th April 2005

The Unisphere

Remember the scene at the end of Men in Black where the flying saucer crashes through a huge globe? Well this is it, the Unisphere, in Flushing Meadows Park, NY. Not very interesting at first glance, but check out how…

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Tuesday, 12th April 2005

Liberty Island

The Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island. You can also see the Staten Island ferry going past in the bottom right.

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Thursday, 7th April 2005
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