Imaginary Map of the City Where Every Movie Takes Place

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This map imagines a city where every movie takes place. Lost Highway is an actual highway, Airport is an airport and Reservoir Dogs is, well, a reservoir. You can purchase it as a poster from Dorothy. There is also a literary version you can see here.

Click here to view it in full size and explore! The detail is pretty astounding, with over 900 films represented.

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