Remember the movie “Cold Mountain”? The 2003 drama is based on a book by the same name written by Charles Fraizer, and tells the story of a couple leading to the Civil War.
Even though it takes place in North Carolina, the movie was shot mostly in Romania. Why? The film was one of an increasing number of Hollywood productions made in eastern Europe. This is occurring as a result of much lower costs in the region; and in this specific instance, Transylvania was less marked by modern life than the Appalachians (fewer power lines, electric poles, paved roads and so on).
Same is happening now: “The Great Gatsby” written by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. First published in 1925, it is set on Long Island’s North Shore and in New York City from spring to autumn of 1922.
Where is it shot? IN AUSTRALIA.
American classic, American actors (Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire), and financed by an American company, Red Wagon from Culver City, California, together with the director’s production company (Bazmark) and distributed by Warner Bros.
Money, money, money.
Just as they open call centers in Bangalore, India, so they shoot movies wherever it’s cheaper. Those who put the money to produce the film will make more and the US workers are left holding the bag and losing their homes.
The rich are getting richer, and the workers be damned.