Film Locations Of The Sixth Sense


Today I thought I would share some images from one of my favorite films, The Sixth Sense.

Cast:

Bruce Willis as Dr. Malcolm Crowe
Haley Joel Osment as Cole Sear
Toni Collette as Lynn Sear
Olivia Williams as Anna Crowe

It's hard to categorize this film because it encompasses so many things. However, if I had to sum it up into one theme, I would call this film a psychological supernatural thriller ghost story.

HA! Yeah, how do you like that for ONE theme?

And what is so ingeniously clever about this film is that you think you're watching one thing, but what you're really seeing is something else.

If you haven't already seen The Sixth Sense, I highly recommend it because not only does it have a riveting plot, but the ending is beyond brilliant. You will be left with your mouth hanging wide-open, saying, "OH. MY. GOD."

I really can't share anymore than that because it will spoil it for you. And even if you don't like scary movies, watch this one because it's not horror scary, it's intelligent scary.

I didn't see this film in a theater, I waited until it was out on VHS and watched it at home (yes, I still have it on a VHS tape). And no matter how many times I view it, it still has the same effect on me.

Truly, this is one of M. Night Shyamalan's greatest films that will live on as a classic.

The Sixth Sense was shot in Philadelphia. And one of the things I love to do when I know that a movie was filmed here is to scout out the locations.

So what I've done over the past two months was take my camera around the city and snap images of certain locations; comparing them to the actual movie.

Please enjoy...

Movie

A scene between Malcolm and his wife Anna in a restaurant.

Location

Filmed in this restaurant on Walnut Street.

Movie

A scene between Malcolm and Cole.

Location

Filmed on the corner of Green Street in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.

Movie

A scene between Malcolm and Cole.

Location

Also filmed on Green Street, but shot from a different angle.

Location

St. Augustine Catholic Church on New Street in Old City, Philadelphia.


Movie

A scene in which Cole goes into the church.

Movie

A scene in front of an art gallery, which Anna (Malcolm's wife) owns.


Filmed on Pine Street in the art gallery and antique shop area.

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A scene in which Cole stands in front of his school; hesitating to enter.

Location

Filmed in front of Peirce College, located on Carlisle Street.


Thank you for taking this film location tour of The Sixth Sense.
Happy Monday everyone!

*I placed the movie trailer for this film on my sidebar, so take a look if you wish.

82 comments

  1. Rob LenihanOctober 28, 2013

    "I see dead people!"


    Hey, Ron, I loved "The Sixth Sense" and I love these photos!


    It's so cool that you went to the locations and gave us a view of the real spot (as opposed to the "reel" spot.)


    I saw the movie in a local theater in Brooklyn and I was absolutely stunned by the ending.


    I have never been so faked out by a movie before or since. What I love about it--without giving away too much--is that I found myself filling in gaps and making excuses for things that didn't seem quite right--and it turned out that I was quite wrong!



    Great post and just in time for Halloween! Have a scary great week, buddy, and if you see any dead people, ask them to smile before you take their picture!

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  2. Oooh Ron, not being a movie buff I hadn't heard of this film. I'm catching up now that technology enables me to view at home. I like a good scary film ... this might fit the bill. I'm impressed by the similarity between the location pictures and your own. Well done.


    Happy Monday x

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  3. That is so cool that you found all those places! Did you just recognize them in the movie or is there a website to look it up?

    I remember my oldest watching the movie in school (no clue why) and she loved it. I think it would freak me out!

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  4. Rob LenihanOctober 28, 2013

    Btw, Ron, M. Night Shyamalan wrote, but did not direct, a picture called "Devil" that I thought was really spooky. It is supposed to take place in Philly, but according to IMDB.com, most of it was shot in Toronto. It still a good creepy little flick, though.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1314655/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_3

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  5. I didn't know it was filmed in Philly, thanks for all the photos and explaining which scenes were shot where. I love that film but was absolutely taken aback at the ending, not what I was expecting at all!!

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  6. cool. i like what you did there, showing the movie photo and the location photo. believe it or not, i actually saw this movie. i think i fast forward the scary part - something with the little boy in a tent and maybe a chicken? i don't know. lol. it looked sacrificial so i had to turn away. or was that another movie i'm thinking of?

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  7. Awesome! It was a great movie. Of course, I picked up on things the second viewing that I missed the first time.

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  8. Hahaha...strange you should mention this one. We watched it yesterday! I think it's one of the few 'scary' ones that I could actually watch and not want to run screaming from the room--though there were moments...... It's very well done. And yup, definitely an OMG moment that makes you go backwards in your own brain to put the pieces together yourself. Now, THAT'S a good film!


    I love the photos! And wow--look what they did to the church doors! Makes me wonder if it was changed for the movie or if time and new doors just happened. Very cool, though. And what a fun way to spend a day, trying to locate and capture.

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  9. Oh Ron, I love this film too! I've seen all of M. Night Shyamalan's films, but this was the best one. I knew that the movie took place in Phildelphia, but didn't know the exact locations of some of the scenes, so it's amazing to see them in off-camera life. How exciting!

    And you're right, even if someone doesn't like scary movies, this one must be seen because it's special. Like you said, intelligent.

    Great post! And now you make me want to watch again. I think I should probably just purchase this one so I can watch it whenever.

    Have a wonderful week, Ron.

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  10. Helloooooooo Jean!

    Wasn't is it a TERRIFIC movie???

    "Excellent, unprecedented twists."



    You said it! When I first saw this film and it got to the final scene, I actually let out an audible cry, "OMG...I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT!?!??"


    BRILLIANT ending!


    Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. I had so much fun putting this post together.


    Have a super Monday and week, my friend!


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  11. Nice idea Ron. Good photos. Terrible film.
    I would say why I think it's so dreadful, but I don't want to spoil (??) It for anyone who hasn't seen it.
    (Ps - Breakfast at Tiffany's is crying out for this Vent treatment)

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  12. Hey there Rob!

    "I see dead people!"

    HAHAHAHHAHAHA! OMG...is that not CHILLING when he says that???

    "I saw the movie in a local theater in Brooklyn and I was absolutely stunned by the ending."

    That ending is truly one of the most BRILLIANT endings of any film I've ever seen. Another ending I love from a movie is, "The Ghost Writer." If you haven't already seen it, please watch it because the ending will leave you breathless!

    "What I love about it--without giving away too much--is that I found myself filling in gaps and making excuses for things that didn't seem quite right--and it turned out that I was quite wrong!"

    Yes! And on the documentary about how the film was written and made it said that. The producer mentioned that he thought they were giving too much away with some of the scenes and that he thought it would be too obvious to the audience. But honestly, I didn't have a clue.

    "and if you see any dead people, ask them to smile before you take their picture!"



    HAHAHHAAHA! Okay, I will!


    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a fantabulous week!


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  13. Gooood morning Valerie!

    " I like a good scary film ... this might fit the bill."



    It's truly one of the BEST scary films I've ever seen. And as I shared, it's intelligent, not gory or horror. And the ending will BLOW you away! Let me know if you watch it and what you think.


    Thank you so much for stopping by, dear lady. Have a lovely Monday and week!


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  14. Hey there Bijoux!

    "Did you just recognize them in the movie or is there a website to look it up?"

    GREAT question!

    Ever since I moved back to Philly, I've recognized some of the locations from just walking around the city. Many of the scenes were shot very close to where I live. But what I also did was Google "Philadelphia locations for the movie The Sixth Sense" and found out where other scenes were shot and then took my camera over to those areas and took photographs; trying to shoot the pictures from the same angle as in the movie. The last photo I took was the last photo on this post (at Peirce College). I took that one yesterday afternoon.

    "I think it would freak me out!"



    Oh, but it such a faaaaaaabulous freak out!!!!


    I think you would really enjoy this film because it's so intelligent and clever.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a most excellent week!


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  15. Rob, I cannot THANK YOU enough for sharing the links because I had heard of this movie and thought the plot was so ingenious, but haven't ever seen it. I think a few people at work had mentioned it and then someone on my blog mentioned it too.


    I will definitely look for this film at F.Y.E.


    And I had no idea Shyamalan wrote it?!?


    Thanks again, buddy!

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  16. Good morning Pearl!

    Yes, the movie was shot here in Philly because M. Night Shyamalan used to live here (in the suburbs) and thought that Philadelphia would be a great place to shoot the film, being notorious for ghost stories.

    "I love that film but was absolutely taken aback at the ending, not what I was expecting at all!!"



    Was not the ending BRILLIANT? I was totally caught off-guard by the ending.


    Thank you for stopping by, m'dear! Have a lovely week!


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  17. Hey there Val!

    Thank you :) I had so much fun putting my photo together from the actual scenes in the movie.

    ". believe it or not, i actually saw this movie. i think i fast forward the scary part - something with the little boy in a tent and maybe a chicken? i don't know. lol"



    HA! OMG...yes, that scene was SO scary!!!!


    What I loved about his film is that it was more "puzzling scary" than "horror/gory scary."


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a SUPER week!


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  18. Hey there Suzi!

    "Of course, I picked up on things the second viewing that I missed the first time."



    Yes! And isn't it amazing that you didn't even notice those 'clues' the first time you watch this film? They seemed so obvious when you see them the film the second time that you think, "How did I MISS that?!?!"


    AWESOME film!


    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a terrific week!


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  19. Hiya Mel!

    "Hahaha...strange you should mention this one. We watched it yesterday!"

    HAHHAHAHAHA! OMG...that is so TOTALLY ironic!!!!

    " It's very well done. And yup, definitely an OMG moment that makes you go backwards in your own brain to put the pieces together yourself. Now, THAT'S a good film!"

    Amen...that's a GOOD film! I was totally flabbergasted by the ending.

    "And wow--look what they did to the church doors! Makes me wonder if it was changed for the movie or if time and new doors just happened."



    Great question! I think the door on the church was changed FOR the movie (like they made a false front) because the door is simply red now. Either that, or the church changed the door over the years because that movie came out in 1999.


    Yes, I had a blast going to the various locations and snapping photographs. What FUN!


    Much thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Have a super-duper week!


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  20. Hola Denise!

    "I've seen all of M. Night Shyamalan's films, but this was the best one."

    Yes, I TOTALLY agree with you! I think I've seen most of his films, but nothing is like THIS one. But this one is hard to top or equal.

    " I knew that the movie took place in Phildelphia, but didn't know the exact locations of some of the scenes, so it's amazing to see them in off-camera life."

    Isn't it neat to see the actual locations? I had so much fun scouting them out and taking photographs.

    "I think I should probably just purchase this one so I can watch it whenever."



    Like I shared, I have it on VHS but I really do need to update it to DVD.


    Much thanks for stopping by, girl. Have a wonderful week!


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  21. Hellooooooooo Dale!

    " Terrible film."

    Really? Oh, well...we can't all like the same films, right? I respect your opinion.

    "I would say why I think it's so dreadful, but I don't want to spoil (??) It for anyone who hasn't seen it."

    Thank you. In fact, I was going to mention that at the end of this post, so that no one would give it away, but so far...no one has spoiled it.

    "(Ps - Breakfast at Tiffany's is crying out for this Vent treatment)"



    Yes! I most definitely will do that the next time I'm in NYC. And I will dedicate that post to YOU!


    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have an excellent week!


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  22. This is one of those films that comes along once in a lifetime because it's one of a kind. I own it myself and watch it every so often and always forget what a genius movie it is. And it's so cool to see the film locations, Ron! Man, you got them perfectly matched. Love the ones of the college and the church.

    Thanks for this post, dude! Great idea!

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  23. Cheers Ron. And I will defend your right to watch tedious films with predicable endings.
    Hahahaha

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  24. This is SOOOOO cool! I didn't realize it was filmed in Philadelphia.
    You're right, it is a brilliant ending. I have to say, I was less than enamored with any of the other stuff Shyamalan did. I've been watching scary movies all week. I'll have to give this one another look!

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  25. Strangely enough, I think this is MNS 's worst film
    I really liked Lady in the Water.

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  26. "And I will defend your right to watch tedious films with predicable endings."

    Thank you, buddy!

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  27. Hiya Matt!

    "This is one of those films that comes along once in a lifetime because it's one of a kind."



    My sentiments exactly! It's a one of a kind movie that comes along once in a lifetime! This is one of those films that went VIRAL after it came out. And I can see why.


    The last photo on this post (of Peirce College) was the last photo I took in this series. I got that shot yesterday afternoon. And if you look real close at the two photos, you will see that they changed the school signs for the movie.


    Much thanks for stopping by, bud. Have a grrrrrrrreat week!


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  28. Dianne WilsonOctober 28, 2013

    what a fabulous idea!! and you did such an amazing job
    I love the shot where there's traffic cones, looks like you marked off the spot where they stood
    LOVE this

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  29. Hey Chrissy Girl!

    " I didn't realize it was filmed in Philadelphia."

    Yup, it was filmed right here in Philly. I've been wanting to share a post on this film and its locations for the longest time.

    "You're right, it is a brilliant ending."

    BRILLIANT!

    " I have to say, I was less than enamored with any of the other stuff Shyamalan did."



    Ditto. I've seen most of his other films and they just didn't impress me. I did enjoy "The Village" a bit.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a fantabulous week!

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  30. Aw...thank you, Dianne :) I had so much fun finding the locations and then comparing them to the scenes in the movie.

    "I love the shot where there's traffic cones, looks like you marked off the spot where they stood."



    HA! OMG...you are SO right! I never thought of that!!!!!


    Much thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Have a SUPA week!


    X to you, Hope, Athena, Siren, and Isadora!

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  31. I loved this movie and completely remember thinking how super fantastic is was when it "got me" at the end. Totally didn't see that ending coming the first time around. I've watched it a number of times since and each time I catch something I didn't see before. I didn't know if was filed in Philly so thanks for all the great background. A super suspenseful Halloween flick. I hate horror and gore. Totally unnecessary.

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  32. Hiya Lisa!

    "...completely remember thinking how super fantastic is was when it "got me" at the end. Totally didn't see that ending coming the first time around."

    Same with me! And it's funny because in the documentary about the film, the producer said that they purposely put in clues (some of which he thought were too obvious and would give away the ending) but apparently the ending was a surprise to most people.

    " A super suspenseful Halloween flick. I hate horror and gore. Totally unnecessary."

    Agreed! I'm not into gory horror films, and The Sixth Sense was scary without any of that.

    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a super fantastic week!

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  33. Wow thats pretty awesome. I love seeing the real places where movies were filmed. This was actually a pretty great movie and had me riveted until the end. I havent pulled it out in quite some time but it really is quite fitting for the time of the year you might have inspired me to dust it off and give it another look!

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  34. " I love seeing the real places where movies were filmed."

    Me too, Shae! And that's why I LOVED putting this post together with the scenes from the movie and their locations. It was FUN!

    "This was actually a pretty great movie and had me riveted until the end."

    Was that ending not faaaaaabulous? Totally caught me by surprise!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, girl. Have a fantabulous week!

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  35. Ooh, Ron, I didn't see this movie, but I can see you've captured the film scenes wonderfully! It must be so fascinating to trail behind cinematographers and photograph actual scenes from a movie long after it was released.


    On a side note, I think you're wise to watch a movie of this nature in the privacy of your own home. After all, if you miss something, you can go back and "rewind the tape," so to speak. And, if you get *really* spooked, you can stop it entirely, go get some popcorn, and let your heart stop racing, ha!


    Happy Monday to you!

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  36. We loved that movie and thought it had a brilliant ending. Fancy you finding all the various filming locations. I love it when I recognise something from a movie. Going around and photographing them is a great idea.

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  37. Hey there Debbie!

    If you ever get the chance to watch this film, I think you would LOVE it because it's a very, very intelligent scary film. The plot keeps you so engrossed and the ending will blow you away!

    " It must be so fascinating to trail behind cinematographers and photograph actual scenes from a movie long after it was released."

    I'm such a movie buff, that when I know a film is shot in a certain area, it intrigues me to find the locations. There have been many films shot in Philadelphia because it's such a diverse-looking city - both modern and very vintage - so there are a lot locations to choose from.

    "After all, if you miss something, you can go back and "rewind the tape," so to speak. And, if you get *really* spooked, you can stop it entirely, go get some popcorn, and let your heart stop racing, ha!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! LOVED that! And very true! Also, I actually prefer to watch movies at home rather than a movie theater because the whole experience of going to a movie has turned into such a hassle - people talking, cell phones ringing, and the price of movie ticket is so expensive.

    Much thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Have a happy Monday and week!

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  38. "We loved that movie and thought it had a brilliant ending."

    Wasn't it an awesome movie??? And the ending? Sheer brilliance!

    " Fancy you finding all the various filming locations. I love it when I recognise something from a movie."



    Me too. I have been slowly accumulating location photographs from this movie throughout these past two months; going to areas on my days off with my camera. FUN!


    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a super week!


    X to you and Mo!

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  39. What a GREAT idea you had, Ron! And I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this post because The Sixth Sense is one my favorite films as well. Boy, it must have taken you so much time to figure out the locations and then go there and take photographs. You did a marvelous job matching the scenes with the photographs you took. Wow!

    As I was looking through your photos, I clearly remember that scene between Malcolm and his wife in the restaurant and how it ended up not being what you thought it was. You're right, this film was ingeniously clever!

    I've seen several of M. Night Shyamalan's films, but none of them had the same effect on me as this one!



    " I see dead people."

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  40. I looooooooove The Sixth Sense. I've seen it several times. You learn something new everytime you watch it. It has one of the most shocking endings of all time, with the exeption of The Others. Amazing how M. Night Shyamalan set up the scenes. Wow! I get chills just thinking about the movie. Loved your capture of the scenes.

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  41. Hey ho Robert!

    Thank you, buddy :) Glad you enjoyed this location tour of The Sixth Sense. I had a BLAST putting this post together.

    Isn't this movie faaaaaaabulous?

    "Boy, it must have taken you so much time to figure out the locations and then go there and take photographs."

    I've been slowly putting these photos together over the past two months. Some of the locations I already knew; others I found online and then went to those areas and snapped the photographs. It's funny because I've seen this film so many times that many of these locations I just knew when I saw them (like the one on Green Street).

    " I clearly remember that scene between Malcolm and his wife in the restaurant and how it ended up not being what you thought it was."

    HA! I know, wasn't that a TRIP???????

    "I've seen several of M. Night Shyamalan's films, but none of them had the same effect on me as this one!"



    Ditto!


    Much thanks for stopping by, Robert. Have an excellent week!


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    P.S. "I see dead people."

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  42. Hey there Lauren!

    " I've seen it several times. You learn something new everytime you watch it."

    You said it! And it's funny how when you watch it even the second time you think, "Why didn't I notice that at first?"

    That's the genius of this film because it's right in front of your eyes, but the story is so well-written and filmed, that you don't see the obvious.

    "with the exeption of The Others."



    OMG...I LOVED that film too! And you're right....shocking ending! And thank you for mentioning that movie because I need to see it again.


    Much thanks for stopping by, Lauren. Have a super week and Halloween!


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  43. How totally cool that you took all those location photos! I do remember that movie. Maybe it's about time to watch it again.

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  44. I've gone around Philly finding film locations for the Rocky movies.


    In Baltimore I found the park where they shot some of "And justice for All" and "Sleepless in Seatle".


    That's a very fun thing to do. I watch the Science Channel and see things filmed on the mountains I hike sometimes.

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  45. Herman TurnipOctober 28, 2013

    That was awesome! I found myself going back and forth between your photos and the movie shots. It's always a blast to see this sort of behind-the-scenes stuff. And, being a movie buff, this was info relative to my interests. It must have taken you some time track down these locations.

    Oh, and if you haven't see Shyamalan's movie Unbreakable, get thee to the rental store asap! You'll dig it the most. Unbreakable is my favorite Shyamalan flick.

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  46. Hellooo Katherine!

    "Sadly I know the secret ending from several people spilling it... but I really want to see it."

    Yes, but even if you know the ending, the movie is still awesome. I've seen it so many times, but it still has the same effect on me.

    "hat is ironic though is that Saturday night a Bruce Willis movie came on just as I was falling asleep. I figured out it is called "Unbreakable."

    Yes, I've seen that one too! In fact, it was also filmed in Philadelphia. Part of it was shot inside the store at work at in Center City. You'll love the movie...it's GREAT!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a most excellent week!

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  47. Hey there Jayne!


    Faaaaaaabulous to see ya, my friend!!!!


    I had such a great time putting the location shots together with the scenes from the movie. I took the final shot (in front of Peirce College) just yesterday.


    I LOVE this movie no matter how many times I see it.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, Jayne! Have a super week!


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  48. "I've gone around Philly finding film locations for the Rocky movies."

    HA! Yup...me too! In fact, if you go back into my movie categories, you will find a post I did for my brother on the movie, Rocky (the first one) which I took some photos on the stairs of the Philadelphia Art Museum.

    " "Sleepless in Seatle".

    OMG...I LOVE that movie too! In fact, I own it and just watched it last month. That's right, I forgot it was shot in Baltimore.

    "That's a very fun thing to do."



    It sure is, isn't it?


    Always so nice to see ya, buddy. Thank so much for stopping by and have a super week!

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  49. Hey there Herman!

    ". It's always a blast to see this sort of behind-the-scenes stuff. And, being a movie buff, this was info relative to my interests."

    I agree! Isn't it COOL to see the behind-the-scenes stuff? And like you, I am SUCH a movie buff!


    It took me about 2 months to find the locations and take the photos. Some I knew already; others I found the locations online.

    "Oh, and if you haven't see Shyamalan's movie Unbreakable, get thee to the rental store asap!"



    Okay, that is too funny because one of my other readers mentioned that movie in her comment below yours! And yes, I've seen that movie and loved it as well. Also, that movie was shot in Philadelphia. In fact, part of it was shot inside the store I work at.


    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy. Hope your finger healing well. Have a super week!


    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  50. Unbreakable is a good movie.

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  51. I did not enjoy this film because someone "spoiled" it for me the day I was going to see it, so I knew what the secret was before I saw it. I spent most of the movie checking to see if what I had heard was true instead of concentrating on the story because of it. Totally ruined the movie for me!

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  52. "someone "spoiled" it for me the day I was going to see it, so I knew what the secret was before I saw it. Totally ruined the movie for me!"

    Oh, bummer! How dare they spoil the ending for you :(

    I had heard so much about this movie before I saw it, but everyone I spoke to didn't tell me the ending. They just said, "You gotta see this movie!"

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  53. Mark PetruskaOctober 29, 2013

    Wow - I love the juxtaposition of the movie stills with your photographs. Really cool! Interesting to see subtle differences like the red door. When I was married the first time, my ex and I hardly ever went to the movies together. We'd just go by ourselves, seeing whatever we wanted to. One day I went to see this movie, and was so blown away I walked through the door and told my ex, "You HAVE to go see this movie. Today. Right this minute." She did - and loved it just as much as I did. Trust me, I was bursting at the seams for somebody to talk to about the big twist!

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  54. Howdy Mark!

    Thanks, bud! Yes, it is interesting to see the subtle differences like the red door. I think that door (the embellishments) was either done for the movie, or the church changed the door since then. Even the shot of the art gallery that Malcolm's wife owned on Pine Street has changed since 1999.

    " Trust me, I was bursting at the seams for somebody to talk to about the big twist!"

    HA! Isn't the twist faaaaaaabulous? It's funny because last night I watched that scene again, just to see it, and I STILL had the same reaction, "OH. MY. GOD!!!!!!!!!"

    Brilliant ending!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Mark. Have a super week!

    X to you and Tara!

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  55. Ron, I just wanted to quickly stop by and tell you that I bought a previously viewed DVD of The Sixth Sense when I was at the mall tonight. I got it at FYE for only $4.99! I lucked out! I can't wait to watch it tomorrow night and looked for the scenes you shared in your post.

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  56. That's AWESOME, Robert!!! I LOVE F.Y.E.! You know, I really do need to get this movie on DVD because the quality of my VHS tape is slowly being diminished.


    Have FUN watching the movie tomorrow night, bud!

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  57. Geraldine H.October 30, 2013

    Wow, that's so cool that you took these shots, where various scenes were filmed. What a beautiful place Philly must be.



    I LOVE historical buildings. Too often in Canada, they tear 'em down to make room for some boxy, lifeless skyscraper that adds nothing to the charm of a city. :<(



    I saw this movie a long time ago, maybe time for another look.

    Hope the week is going well. Happy Wednesday to you Ron, G



    www.veggiesyarnsandtails.wordpress.com

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  58. Geraldine H.October 30, 2013

    PS: Comment still not accepting my email address today. I signed in via Google and that did work so hopefully will from now on. BAD Disqus!!!

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  59. David OliverOctober 30, 2013

    I liked what you said about the film and the pictures are just great. It has been a long time saw the show but I remember it well which means it was really good. Otherwise I would have been saying what???

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  60. Helloooooooooo Geraldine!

    Thank you. And yes, Philadelphia has some of the most beautiful architecture. It's a lovely mixture of old history and modern.

    "I LOVE historical buildings. Too often in Canada, they tear 'em down to make room for some boxy, lifeless skyscraper that adds nothing to the charm of a city. :<("

    One of the things I like about Philly is that the city works very hard to preserve the historical buildings. Very seldom will they tear down a building. And if they do, you should see the uproar that occurs from the residents here.

    I LOVE this film. And no matter how many times I see it, it still effects me the same way it did when I first viewed it.

    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Happy Wednesday and enjoy the rest of your week!

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  61. " I signed in via Google and that did work so hopefully will from now on. BAD Disqus!!!"

    Glad to hear that worked, Geraldine! I don't know why it does that sometimes. It's so puzzling to me because most people have no problem logging in to make a comment, but some do.

    Also, I don't know whether you knew this, but since you signed up for a Disqus account, you can actually ADD your blog URL to your profile so that when people click on your link, they will have access to your blog. Go into your 'edit your profile' tab and just add your URL where it says 'website.'



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  62. Jay of The Depp EffectOctober 31, 2013

    I've seen Sixth Sense, but only once (I think we hired it, so we don't actually own it) and yes, it's a great movie, and not really a horror as such, but more psychologically ... 'disturbing' isn't really the right word, but it's psychologically something!

    Love Brucie, and the kid was brilliant. It's wonderful to be able to walk through the locations like that! We have people filming on the Nene Valley Railway here quite often - there's been pop videos, TV series, ads and movies, one of which was a James Bond movie, though I can't remember which one. They also used the old sugar factory. But either they are locations which are not open to the public (or plain GONE now) or it's been done on moving trains, so there's no real location to visit!

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  63. I so love that movie. It's one of my favorites! Thanks for doing the location thing. I used to walk down that part of Pine Street all the time. I'm thinking it must be around 10th, 11th? I still get kind of freaked out when I think about that film, especially the part with the little girl they go to visit and uncover the video with her mom.

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  64. Hiya Jen!

    "I so love that movie. It's one of my favorites!"

    Isn't it a great film?

    "I still get kind of freaked out when I think about that film, especially the part with the little girl they go to visit and uncover the video with her mom."

    OMG...yes, was that not FREAKY???? That's what I loved about this film, it had stories WITHIN the story.

    " I used to walk down that part of Pine Street all the time. I'm thinking it must be around 10th, 11th?"



    Brava! You're EXACTLY right! It's between 10th and 11th. That area of Philly has changed so much since they made this film back in 1999. I knew a woman who had a fabulous clothing and accessory store (The Crystal Cage) right on that block, when I first moved back to Philly. But since then, she closed the store.


    Much thanks for stopping by, girl! Have an awesome day!

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  65. Helloooooooooooooo Jay!

    " it's a great movie, and not really a horror as such, but more psychologically ... 'disturbing' isn't really the right word, but it's psychologically something!"

    You're exactly right....psychologically something! That's what I meant about how hard it is to really categorize this film because it's so many things. Yes, it's psychological, haunting, and supernatural, but it's also very touching in a way.

    "Love Brucie, and the kid was brilliant."

    Agreed! Love Brucie, and the kid was sooooooooo brilliant. The emotions he portrayed for being a kid was mind-blowing.

    " We have people filming on the Nene Valley Railway here quite often - there's been pop videos, TV series, ads and movies, one of which was a James Bond movie, though I can't remember which one."



    Oh, how COOL is that!!!!


    Isn't it something how years ago, movies were shot on a sound stage? However, now movies are primarily shot on location - especially the exteriors.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, Jay. Have a fantabulous week!

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  66. Greetings David!

    Welcome! Thanks so much for stopping by. I think I've seen your name over at Terrible Analogies, so it's nice to meet you!

    " It has been a long time saw the show but I remember it well which means it was really good. Otherwise I would have been saying what???"



    HAHAHAHAHA! Loved that!


    Yes, it was really good. And it's one of those films that I can watch over and over and enjoy, like seeing it for the first time.


    Again, thank you for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  67. Jay of The Depp EffectOctober 31, 2013

    Sadly, we don't actually get to see any of these famous people when they come to make movies. They keep it very quiet until after they're done!

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  68. Jay, it's so ironic you mentioned that because Richard Gere is currently here in Philly making a movie (for three weeks) and everyone is just DYING spot him on the streets because the film crew, makeup trailers and cameras are all out in plain view.


    However, in NYC (where they film movies and TV shows constantly), no one there even bothers to notice because it's such a common occurrence.

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  69. David OliverOctober 31, 2013

    Yep, I'm a recent follower of HermanTurnip and have often seen your comments there so thought I would check out your blog. It's good!
    I'm be checking in from time to time. I would follow but I'm not signed up with any of the "services" listed so I'll just keep your address in my address text file.

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  70. Yep, I thought so. I've been reading Herman's blog for about 3-4 years now. Great guy!

    Sounds great! I'll place your blog on my reader to keep up with your posts.

    Happy Halloween!

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  71. Love that movie. The first time I watched it ... mind blown! Great stuff. Never knew about these spots. Thanks for sharing!

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  72. Hey P.J.!

    "The first time I watched it ... mind blown!"

    Yup, I had the same reaction...mind blown! I never saw that ending coming!

    I knew that this film had been filmed here, but it wasn't until I moved back to Philly, did I actually scout out the locations and try to match the scenes. It was FUN!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  73. Angelia SimsNovember 05, 2013

    LOVE THAT MOVIE! And how cool to see the locations from the film in real life. You live in such a beautiful city! I really want to travel to the North East some day. I just hope I can understand how everyone talks. HA.

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  74. Isn't The Sixth Sense faaaaaaaaabulous, Angelia? And not matter how many times I see it, it still blows me away!

    "You live in such a beautiful city! I really want to travel to the North East some day. I just hope I can understand how everyone talks. HA."

    Thank you. Philadelphia truly has some of the most beautiful architecture I've ever seen because it's so rich in history. It's also a smallish city, so you don't feel overwhelmed. If you ever come to the north east, I would love to give you and your hubby a tour.

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  75. Excellent movie!!! Saw it in the theater... might have even gone twice? And we've seen it many times at home too. Love it!
    Of course, it's wonderful that it's connected to Philadelphia!!!
    I enjoyed all the photos you shared.

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  76. Hey Mary!

    Isn't it a FAB movie? When I first moved back to Philly, I spotted a couple locations by total accident, then decided to go back over the past couple of months and shoot some photographs, not only of THOSE locations, but others as well. It was so much FUN!!!!

    Thank you :) Glad you enjoyed the pics of Philadelphia!

    And thanks for stopping by, neighbor!

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  77. Oh wow!! Thanks for the tour, Ron!

    I love this movie!

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  78. You are so welcome, Meleah!

    Isn't it a FABULOUS movie? And I don't how many times I see it, the ending STILL gets me.

    Thanks for stopping by, girl!

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  79. Can you hear ME laughing over HERE?! How ironic. First of all, I have never seen the sixth sense. Sadly I know the secret ending from several people spilling it... but I really want to see it. What is ironic though is that Saturday night a Bruce Willis movie came on just as I was falling asleep. I figured out it is called "Unbreakable." I watched as much as I could and finally fell asleep. But I plan to watch it on netflix because it was so good in the beginning... what little I saw. So this is apparently Bruce Willis week for me! Don't tell if you have seen it - I don't know anything about the movie except up to when he goes to the comic/art dealer. Now I want to see this one too!

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  80. The Sixth Sense was a terrific movie! Excellent, unprecedented twists. You've done an outstanding job locating and photographing the scenes, plus pairing them with the actual scenes from the movie!

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