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Where Have I Seen That Island?

Some movies are clearly shot on island locations, but where exactly are those beaches and palm fronds and mountains and volcanoes and huts? It’s important to know—purely to investigate the culture, ecology, and history of said island, and not because it would make a great place to vacation.

Certain movie franchises, like James Bond and Pirates of the Caribbean, are filmed on pretty much every beautiful tropical island. There are far too many to catalog them all here, but we will touch on some. (Note to island-lubbers in the film industry: those are the movies you want to work on.) Click ahead to learn where some of those, and dozens of other TV shows and movies, were shot.

By Colleen Kane
Posted 21 April 2011

Photo: Rainer Körner