There are all sorts of movie memorabilia fans in the world. Some just like collecting autographs. Others drool over props. Then there are the odd types who obsessively seek out the locations from films and painstakingly recreate iconic movie scenes. Christopher Maloney spent two years traveling the world on the hunt for the street corners, cafes, buildings, and vehicles immortalized on the silver screen. He scoured New York and visited Chicago, Toronto and Rome among other places to line up scenes from Home Alone, The Dark Knight and Rocky in their real locations.
Fans of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York will recognise Duncan’s Toy Chest, where mischievous Kevin lures crooks Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern in the 1992 blockbuster. For lovers of romantic comedies, the moment where Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan embrace in You’ve Got Mail can be relived. Movie lover Christopher, who calls the project FILMography, said: “One day I noticed that the CNN building where I worked was next to the street the Stay Puft Man took in Ghostbusters. So, I printed off a shot from the movie, lined it up, and snapped a photo. It was quite popular when I posted it to Facebook. So, I did more.” You can see Maloney’s photos at his Tumblr site here.