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corsier-sur-vevey cemetery

from charlie chaplin posted in movies by donkeyoti

On December 27, 1977, Sir Charles (Charlie) Chaplin was laid to rest after suffering a stroke in his sleep. He was 88 years old.

Shortly thereafter, on March 1, 1978, Chaplin's body was corpse-napped and held for ransom. The bandits demanded $600,000 for the return of The Tramp's remains.

The two immigrants who perpetrated the body snatching were arrested in May of that year. Both did time for the unauthorized exhumation and later apologized to the family. Chaplin was re-interred, only this time with a cement slab over his grave.

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plaza de españa

from star wars, the phantom menace posted in movies by donkeyoti

One of the few scenes that was not filmed on a green screen in The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones were the exteriors for the Naboo city of Theed, filmed at the Plaza de España in Seville.

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skatopia

from skatopia: 88 acres of anarchy posted in movies by donkeyoti

In 1995, professional skater Brewce Martin purchased (with the help of fifty friends) 88 acres of land in the Appalachian hills of Miegs county, Ohio.

Since then, Skatopia has been an ongoing and expanding skatepark/curious social experiment that was featured as the final level in the video game Tony Hawk's Underground 2 and in the 2011 documentary Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy.

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the hackley school

from admission (2013) posted in movies by donkeyoti

Portions of the emotionally overwrought dramedy Admission (2013) were filmed at the Hackley School, a college prep school in Tarrytown, NY.

The Hackley School was founded in 1899, and has graduated several interesting alumni, including sportscasters Chris Berman (1973) and news/sportscaster Keith Olberman (1975), and filmmakers Andrew Jarecki (1981, Capturing the Friedmans) and Eugene Jarecki (1987, Why We Fight).

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buddy’s place

from promised land, matt damon posted in movies by donkeyoti

The owner of the bar quickly developed a friendship with director Gus Van Sant, and she portrayed Jesse the Bartender in the film.

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