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Sets or the background of a particular scene in a movie forms an important part of the filmmaking process. Sets give life and definition to movie scenes. They are always designed with respect to the film scenes and add perfect environment according the demand of the scene. Apart from actors, sets are an important factor to keep the audience engaged in the movie.
The underwater sets were made for filming of the movie " The Abyss". They are still counted among one of the best sets ever designed for a film. The most incredible and legendary sets always have some of the craziest and creative minds behind them.
Sets from the TV series Friends, drizzling neon streets of Blade Runner and green hills of Hobbiton are some of the unforgettable sets in the history of Hollywood. Here is a list of sets that were abandoned by filmmakers. Although, they all appear distorted, but they have some essence of strange beauty in them which makes them different from other abandoned sites.
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Visually striking sets form an important part of movie making process.
Situated near a Californian mental hospital, this movie set was abandoned for some time before being used in few of the horror movies. The set was featured in Insidious Chapter 2 and Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.
This is probably the least known movie-themed amusement park in the world. Malta's Popeye Village is the elaborated form of a film set created for Robert Altman's take on the comic strip hero, Popeye.
This huge movie prop is abandoned and can be found in Ouarzazate, Morocco. The statue of the Egyptian ram was used for one of the most expensive French films ever.
This set is one of the most terrifying sets; I have ever seen. Another characteristic that makes it different from other sets is that it is located almost directly over a garbage dump.
The famous diner where Joseph Gordon-Levitt confronts his older self (Bruce Willis) in the trippy time travel movie, Looper. The diner is still standing in rural Napoleonville, Louisiana.
Built by James Cameron, this undersea set is located at the unfinished Cherokee Nuclear Plant outside Gaffney, South California. This is one of the largest underwater sets ever built. This set was eventually demolished in 2007, but luckily there is photographic evidence of this fantastic structure.
Located in California, this disused set has scattered iconic props of the action thriller movie.
The mystical city of Spectre in Alabama was a set built in the town of Millbrook. Edward Bloom (Ewan McGregor) in the movie spoke about its amazing wonders and also about how the town ultimately gets ruined by outsiders.
Located in the beautiful Langkawi Islands, this structure was built for the movie in Chiengmai. A Thai restaurant and a souvenir shop can be found near this spectacular structure.
These left over pieces of the train crash scenes from the movie can be found off the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad in Dillsboro, North Carolina.
This Gotham City set is one of the largest movie sets ever built. Located at Pinewood Studios, this set was abandoned for a few years and then moved over to Los Angeles for the film Batman Returns.
Located in the Tunisian desert of Nefta, this set from Star Wars is almost ruined and is half buried in the sand.
There is something more than weird about these abandoned sets. Without movie makers, actors and the crew, these are just regular decaying places.
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