The Real-Life Locations That Inspired the New Lion King Movie

Disney’s new Lion King remake has, unsurprisingly, been a box office hit—it’s been the top movie in the U.S. the last two weekends running, with more than $360 million in ticket sales since it opened on July 18. Director Jon Favreau’s retelling of the 1994 animated classic uses cutting-edge CGI to bring the characters to […]

It’s Raining Sand: How Anantapur Came to Resemble a Desert

Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh: It’s a traditional Indian cinema fight-in-the-desolate track scene. Against the background of dunes and depressions with a tiny sprinkling of scrub flowers, the hero rises from the burning sands of a barren wasteland to overcome the bad men to a pulp. Adding masses of warmth and dirt to that already bestowed by […]