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    • Have you ever been somewhere and said to yourself, I thought this was somewhere else!?

      I found an old photo (and scanned it) the other day to remind me about this, the location is called Gold Hill, the location in the south of England where actually it is in Shaftsbury Dorset England, in the south

      The iconic TV advert that originally aired in 1973

      It seemed like a lot of viewers knew this and there was an outcry for the truth, so later a Northern Version was made.

    • Many American movies are shot in places other than the place referenced in the movie. This was especially true in the heyday of the Old West movies and television shows.

    • I think spaghetti westerns are called that because they were filmed in Europe. I was actually referring to movies filmed in California in the backlot of the movie studio often using facades for the exteriors of buildings.

    • and Valley of the Gods, and around Moab? I was in town and stayed at the Apache Hotel in the John Wayne room, which was an apartment he used when he was in town and shooting

    • I think spaghetti westerns are called that because they were filmed in Europe. I was actually referring to movies filmed in California in the backlot of the movie studio often using facades for the exteriors of buildings.

      I thought it was because they were funded by. and most of the film crew were italian.

    • That was often true (and I think it was the original usage) but the term was used of European filmed "Old West" movies even if they were not Italian directors and crew.

    • It makes sense that the real Omaha beach wasn't used because of historic reason, but Ireland, that was a surprise. I wonder if there was an incentive to do it all in Europe? interesting to note all the areas they used as they are all very familiar to me.

      That's an interesting website