The Odeon

From the book Bright Lights Big City:

The glittering, curvilinear surfaces inside Odeon are reassuring. The place makes you feel reasonable at any hour, often against bad odds, with its good light and clean luncheonette-via-Cartier deco decor.

Bright lights big city… #jaymcinerney

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So The Odeon was featured in the cover of Jay McInerney’s book.  I read the movie tie-in version that featured Michael J. Fox in the cover instead.  

Ever since I read Jay McInerney's "Bright Lights, Big City" in 1984 I've wanted to eat at Odeon…. pic.twitter.com/BHUjhctXjC

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Stanley Hotel

Stephen King had visited this hotel in 1973 and it was this hotel that had inspired his book The Shining. The book was released in the year 1977 and the movie starring Jack Nicholson was released in the year 1980.

The haunted Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado was the inspiration for Stephen King's novel The Shining. I'm loving every minute here! pic.twitter.com/HBGCf2LUbC

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The Overlook Hotel in the movie The Shining

After having chosen Stephen King’s novel The Shining as a basis for his next project, Kubrick had sets constructed on soundstages at EMI Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, Britain — to enable chronological filming and changes during production, he used several stages at EMI Elstree Studios in order to make all sets available during the complete duration of production.

The set for the Overlook Hotel was then the largest ever built at Elstree, including a life-size re-creation of the exterior of the hotel. Some of the interior designs of the Overlook Hotel set were based on those of the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park.

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The bus in the movie Into The Wild

There is a replica bus in Denali National Park in Alaska where Christopher McCandless spent his last few days. The real bus should be nearby in the park.

Golden Eye Resort

So you have just seen the movie Spectre? Here is a location that is inspired by Ian Fleming’s Golden Eye. In fact, Ian Fleming had stayed here and wrote most of the James Bond 007 Series here.

It has since been converted to a Resort aptly named Goldeneye Resort.

#SPECTRE is out in cinemas! Golden Eye is a Jamaican resort inspired by Ian Fleming! https://t.co/NNEu00Kx7l pic.twitter.com/4DtyWjMNg9

— Honeymoon Dreams (@honeymoon_dream) October 27, 2015

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The cafe where J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter

This is not really a film location. It is actually the cafe, The Elephant House, where J.K. Rowling wrote her Harry Potter series.

But it was said that it was Edinburgh that has inspired her to write the book, Harry Potter.