exposes Hollywood’s favorite reused sets

The AU library is back and running, but since most students and faculty are still on break, there’s still time for some lighter fare.

The comedy writers at have compiled a fun list of famous location shots that are constantly reused in film and television. It incorporates famous sets — real mansions that worked in a pinch for Tim Burton and the Coen Brothers — as well as distinctive natural landmarks that just never seem to go away. There are plenty of examples not included on the list (many films share sets to save costs), but it’ll be impossible to escape déjà vu once you read what they’ve dug up.

Many of the films and television shows mentioned in this article are part of our collection. Search our catalog for them if you want to see more of these shots in action.

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