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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Seven News couple Jim Wilson and Chris Bath's other passion

Chris Bath Jim Wilson
Chris Bath and Jim Wilson / Pic: Sam Ruttyn Source: The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph reports

They not only read the news together, Jim Wilson and Chris Bath fundraise together.

And when they raise money for cancer, they do it with one person on their mind - Jim Wilson's son Sam, who passed away from brain cancer more than three years ago.

His youngest son continues to be a daily inspiration to Wilson, who is passionate about raising awareness and funds to research the disease.

"Sam was an inspiration and way beyond his years and it is terribly, terribly sad he was taken so early," Wilson said.

"He lived life at a million miles an hour and Sam to this day would want me to be passionate about these sorts of charities."

Wilson credits his wife Bath with helping him through the tough time.

"She was a rock during the whole thing and she got me thought it," he said. "Chris and I have worked together for 14 years and we obviously do the news together as Mr and Mrs News. But as far as the whole thing goes with charities, the one we do really passionately together is cancer research."

Wilson and Bath are Cancer Council NSW ambassadors and are this week taking part in the 20th anniversary of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea.

Meanwhile, Bath has revealed she has been caring for her father after he was left crippled by a stroke.

Bath opened up about her family’s battle with strokes on 2GB following her grandmother’s funeral this week, who also passed away from the same cardiovascular disease.

Her father, 71, is still reduced to a “child-like state” from a stroke four years ago and recently moved from the Central Coast into her home.

“(My grandmother) was more concerned about (my father’s) welfare than her own,” Bath said. “She was worried he wasn’t going to get the care he needed.

“Mum doesn’t get a break,” she said. “(I told her) you have to come and move in with me. She didn’t feel like his wife anymore, she felt like his nurse.

Bath criticised the lack of funding for stroke research during last week’s federal budget.

“I was outraged to see there was no money for strokes,” she said. “Stroke is something that falls into the category of a non-sexy illness.

“(It’s) the second biggest killer in Australia.”

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