Even though it’s hard to imagine some good films as being set anywhere but in a fictional world of their own, every movie is filmed somewhere (unless that somewhere is a green screen). One really cool film fan decided to revisit locations from some of his favorite classic films to find out how they’ve aged.
Phil Grishayev, who describes this project as his ‘little hobby,’ revisited locations from Los Angeles-shot movies like Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Ghostbusters and Fight Club, then reenacted specific scenes in stills he uploaded to Instagram.
The comparisons are pretty interesting and some places have hardly changed at all. Check out some of his work below.
Paramount Studios looks almost as same as it did in the 1960s when Breakfast At Tiffany’s was shot as it does now.
The laundromat from Fight Club hasn’t changed in over 16 years.
The street from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” hasn’t changed since the ’80s.
The street from Back To The Future looks strange with modern cars.
The house from Poltergeist looks like it’s gotten some new lanterns.
This house from Wayne’s World got a new garage door, and the grass has died (blame that California drought).
It looks like some new buildings have cropped up since Ghostbusters was shot.
Grishayev’s Instagram account, where he uploads all of these creative reenactments, is criminally underrated with just over 5,000 followers. Check out more of his work over on Instagram, and prepare for a modernized trip through some of your favorite classic films.