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Legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock didn't always need exotic or eye-catching locales to tell a story; in fact, some of his best films (Rear Window, Rope, Lifeboat) were shot on Hollywood backlots. But his judicious use of beautiful and interesting locations was always rewarding for film goers. Below are 10 places that Hitch used well in various films.
Another Vertigo scene is set here: the one where Madeline spends time in front of Carlotta's portait. The gorgeous exterior shot of this building makes the viewer think that, for a moment, the film has shifted to France!
When the Plaza Hotel was closed last year, it was the end of an era. (The hotel will reopen after rennovations, but in a limited capacity.) North by Northwest offers a glimpse of this grand hotel in its heyday.