Google Street View – classic movie scenes mashup

Posted on 1 May 2013
By Chris Bradley
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Iconic moments from cult films have been brought to life using the modern technological wizadry of Google Maps.

They appear on website Google Street Scene which features dozens of postings showing cinematic thrills and spills using Street View camera’s which have mapped the world.

In San Francisco, cop ‘Dirty’ Harry Callahan has been captured on 7 Pine Street brandishing his beloved and lethal Magnum .44.

The Google Street View mock-ups have also caught super villain The Joker on camera blowing up a hospital on Emergency Drive in Gotham City.

Those images are from gripping scenes in the 1971 thriller Dirty Harry, starring Clint Eastwood, and The Dark Knight, starring the late Heath Ledger as Batman’s nemesis.

Almost any film can be viewed in this way but the creators of the page have uploaded some of the finest and most memorable over the years – complete with locations.

Ever wondered where the trail the boys from Oregon walked to find a dead body in Stand By Me? It’s 216 Territorial Road in Castle Rock.

Or the where some blood-thirsty zombies gave chase to small town sherriff Rick Grimes? It was 36 Forsyth Street Northwest in Atlanta, Georgia.

Following their accident on 8412 Waits River Road in Corinth, Vermont, Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis’ after-life was invaded by the mischievous BeetleJuice.

And that place where everybody knows your name is located on 84 Beacon Street in Boston, the setting of the classic comedy Cheers.

Other films that have been given the Google Street View treatment are Oscar-winning The French Connection, revenge thriller Mad Max and comedy Beverly Hills Cop.