Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Rock Star - Lanzarote On Location

Rock Star - Lanzarote On Location
Guest Post by Nick Ball

The small Canary Island of Lanzarote is currently enjoying a spell in the limelight as the latest release from Spanish director Pedro Almódovar - Broken Embraces - was shot on location around the island. The film highlights Lanzarote's unique volcanic scenery to great effect.

Broken Embraces

Lanzarote was subjected to one of the modern world's longest ever volcanic eruptions during the 1730's. The eruption lasted for six years - totally remodelling much of the interior of the island, destroying farms and villages and replacing them with lava fields and the exhausted peaks of spent volcanoes.

Timanfaya Volcano Park

The terrain here is so surreal and dramatic that it's a natural choice for filmmakers. Science fiction classics such as One Million Years BC and Krull were shot against the eerie lunar like landscape.

One Million Years BC - Timanfaya

Guest post by Nick Ball from Lanzarote Guidebook.
Find out more about this unique volcanic island and get your hands on a free guidebook by visiting the Lanzarote Guidebook website, where you can download the latest edition of their comprehensive island guide free of charge.

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