Famous Movie Scene Locations As Seen Through Google Street View (GOOG)
You don't need to take a cross-country road trip to check out where some of the most well-known movies of all time were filmed.
As long as you have the address or the name of any given venue, you can explore plenty of classic film locations through Google Street View.
Dozens of landmarks and settings throughout New York City alone have provided the setting for some of the most memorable movie scenes to date.
'Life is like a box of chocolates' scene from 'Forrest Gump.'
The 1994 film "Forrest Gump" holds some of the most memorable and quotable scenes of any movie ever created. During the movie, Forrest sits on a park bench as he waits for his bus to arrive while recounting all of the astounding details of his life to a stranger. One of the most famous lines from that movie takes place on that park bench:
"My momma always said, 'Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.'"
And here's how it looks through Street View.
That scene is filmed in Chippewa Square in Savannah, Ga. The actual bench that Tom Hanks sat on as the scene was filmed is now located in the Savannah History Museum, but you can see the park where it was placed through Google Street View.
Shermer High from 'The Breakfast Club.'
John Hughes' 1985 hit "The Breakfast Club" was one of the most iconic coming-of-age films of its time. The plot centers on five high school students with different teenage stereotypes, who all discover they have a lot more in common than they initially thought during a Saturday afternoon in detention. It made The New York Times' list of the 1,000 Best Movies Ever Made published in 2003.
Above is an image of Shermer High School as it appeared in the movie.
Here's what Shermer High looks like today.
The building located on Harrison Street may look familiar to "The Breakfast Club" fans. It now serves as a police station in Illinois.