Haven't we all at some point in time fantasized about stepping through a cinema/TV screen and into the world of our favourite movies and television shows? I certainly have!

With its modern, urban setting and stunning harbour, it is easy to see why Sydney leads the way as an ideal and versatile shooting destination. Movies shot here have been set in New York (Godzilla: Final Wars, Kangaroo Jack), Chicago (The Matrix and sequels), London (Birthday Girl), Seville (Mission Impossible 2), Bombay (Holy Smoke), Darwin (Australia), Myanmar (Stealth), Mars (Red Planet) and the fictitious city of Metropolis (Superman Returns, Babe: Pig in the City).

Whether popular landmarks or off the beaten track locations that are often hard to find, you can now explore Sydney in a fun and unique way with the SYDNEY ON SCREEN walking guides. Catering to Sydneysiders as much as visitors, the guides have something to offer everyone, from history, architecture and movie buffs to nature lovers.

See where productions such as Superman Returns, The Matrix and sequels, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Candy, Mission Impossible 2, Mao's Last Dancer, Babe: Pig in the City, Kangaroo Jack, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Muriel's Wedding, The Bold and the Beautiful, Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure and many more were filmed.

Maps and up-to-date information on Sydney's attractions are provided to help you plan your walk. Pick and choose from the suggested itinerary to see as little or as much of the city as you like.

So, come and discover the landscapes and locations that draw filmmakers to magical Sydney, and walk in the footsteps of the stars!


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Sydney on Screen walking guides now on sale!

Click on the picture above to see a preview of all four walking guides and on the picture below to see larger stills of Sydney movie and television locations featured in the slideshow!

Copyright © 2011 by Luke Brighty / Unless otherwise specified, all photographs on this blog copyright © 2011 by Luke Brighty

Sydney on Screen guides are now available for purchase at the following outlets:

Travel Concierge, Sydney International Airport, Terminal 1 Arrivals Hall (between gates A/B and C/D), Mascot - Ph: 1300 40 20 60

The Museum of Sydney shop, corner of Bridge & Phillip Streets, Sydney - Ph: (02) 9251 4678

The Justice & Police Museum shop, corner of Albert & Phillip Streets, Sydney - Ph: (02) 9252 1144

The Mint shop, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney - Ph: (02) 8239 2416

Hyde Park Barracks shop, Queen Square, Sydney - Ph: (02) 8239 2311

Travel Up! (travel counter) c/o Wake Up Sydney Central, 509 Pitt Street, Sydney - Ph (02) 9288 7888

The Shangri-La Hotel (concierge desk), 176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney - Ph: (02) 9250 6018

The Sebel Pier One (concierge desk), 11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney - Ph: (02) 8298 9901

The Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney (concierge desk), 27 O'Connell Street, Sydney - Ph: (02) 8214 0000

The Sydney Marriott Circular Quay (concierge desk), 30 Pitt Street, Sydney - Ph: (02) 9259 7000

Boobook on Owen, 1/68 Owen Street, Huskisson - Ph: (02) 4441 8585

NSW, interstate and international customers can order copies of Sydney on Screen using PayPal. Contact us at sydneyonscreen@hotmail.com to inquire about cost and shipping fees.

All four volumes of Sydney on Screen are available to download onto your PC or Kindle at:
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Watch out Keith Urban, the curse of reality TV strikes again

Keith Urban
Keith Urban, married to Nicole Kidman, should be wary of the reality TV show curse that's striking at the heart of celebrity relationships. Source: Supplied

Siobhan Duck, The Herald Sun, reports

Watch out Keith Urban. The curse of being an Aussie reality TV judge has claimed another victim.

Dannii Minogue is the sixth talent quest star to split up with their partner, officially calling it quits with Kris Smith last week.

It seems TV talent quests may be great for reviving flagging careers, but they appear to wreak havoc with love lives.

Minogue's high-profile bust-up follows The X-Factor Australia's Ronan Keating's recent announcement that he and his wife, Yvonne, are getting divorced after 14 years and three children.

Their marriage weathered the strain of Keating's relationship with a dancer in 2010, but fractured irreparably after Keating's role on the The X-Factor kept them apart for long periods.

"Sadly our news is true. Thank u all for your support. Yvonne and I still love and care for each other and want to protect our kids,'' Keating tweeted of the break-up, which took place last year.

Minogue's Australia's Got Talent co-stars Brian McFadden and Kyle Sandilands have also undergone high-profile splits since they started on the series.

Sandilands and wife Tamara Jaber divorced in 2010 - the same year he joined the show.

McFadden broke up with his fiancee, Delta Goodrem, in 2001. He is now happily engaged to DJ and model Vogue Williams.

It's more of the same over at Nine's rival talent show, The Voice.

Only Urban - who has been married to Nicole Kidman since 2006 - has escaped relationship woes since signing on to the new series.

Fellow panellist Seal broke up with his model wife Heidi Klum last month.

The split rocked Hollywood as the couple - who have four children - were widely believed to be one of the happiest and rock-solid unions in Hollywood.

The often put on public displays of affection and renewed their vows each year after they wed in 2005.

Goodrem also recently announced her break-up with teen heart-throb Nick Jonas.

The couple - who had only been dating 10 months - said they remained friends.

Joel Madden and wife Nicole Richie have also been the subject of speculation.

Madden recently dismissed reports he and Richie were separating to pursue careers on opposite sides of the world- Richie on the New York-based Fashion Star series and Madden on Aussie series The Voice.

"I don't usually comment on gossip, but seeing as this is something that is defaming my character and the sanctity of my marriage and family, I feel like I have to make something clear,'' he wrote.

"My wife and my children are the most important thing in the world to me. I try very hard to be the father that (children) Harlow and Sparrow need and deserve, and the husband I believe Nicole deserves."

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