Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Tony Zhou of Every Frame a Painting (previously) explains why his home city of Vancouver is often used as a setting in movies, but almost never as itself.
Perhaps no other city has been as thoroughly hidden from modern filmmaking as Vancouver, my hometown. Today, it’s the third biggest film production city in North America, behind Los Angeles and New York. And yet for all the movies and TV shows that are shot there, we hardly ever see the city itself. So today, let’s focus less on the movies and more on the city in the background.