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:
Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.de, Amazon.es and Amazon.it

Huffington Post says Americans need to dress like Australians

Americans, here?s how to dress
Cate Blanchett playing it cool in wool and sequins - and somehow managing to look chic. Picture: AFP Source: News Limited
Americans need to learn a thing or two about style from Australians. That's according to hugely popular US news site the Huffington Post, who reckon we're known for our "unbeatable surfing conditions, adorable dingoes", and our "great fashion sense".
While we don't necessarily agree our dingoes are 'adorable', we have to say they're right on the money when it comes to style.
We're not saying all 'ordinary' Americans dress badly - just that they're not led particularly well from their celebrities, who seem to think it's OK to walk the red carpet in outfits that look like they came from mum's dress up box.
So, as a service to red carpets everywhere - American celebrities, here's what you can learn from us.
Here's Ke$ha trying to do the little black dress.

Singer Ke$ha thinks this is a good way to dress. Picture: Getty.
Source: Getty Images
Maybe she should take inspiration from Nicole Kidman - still a fresh take on the LBT, but much classier.

Nicole Kidman knows how to wear a little black dress.
Source: Getty Images

Britney Spears attempts simple cool with her loose hair and bad fake tan.
 Britney Spears at KIIS FM's 2011 Wango Tango Concert. Picture: Getty.
Source: Supplied

But Naomi Watts shows how perfectly groomed hair and porcelain, natural looking skin can win any day.

Naomi Watts at the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards. Picture: Getty.
Source: Getty Images
And while we don't expect Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher to dress up while they're having a day off - getting out of your old tracksuit isn't too much to ask.

 Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher at Bondi's Ampersand Cafe & Bookestore in Sydney.
Source: Supplied
Just take inspiration from Elle Macpherson, who manages to look effortlessly cool, even after a long flight.
 Elle Macpherson smiles as she arrives at Sydney airport from London.
Source: News Limited 

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