Arguably, no country typifies film-making or is more obsessed by filmstars than America. Many of us recognise so many places in the USA because of TV and film.
It is hard not to get wrapped up in this a little when you visit places and indeed seek out those places you recognise but I find it fascinating that someone in Philadelphia decided to commission an actual statue to commemorate Rocky Balboa. Not far down the road you can visit a museum of Rodin’s sculptures (i.e. wonderful art) but I can well imagine that this replica of Sylvester Stallone gets more tourist visitors each year. A little peculiar how in this instance people have commissioned another form of art to commemorate art itself.
It seems that in an age when cinema seems to be producing more and more remakes (which are often far worse than the original anyway) that perhaps it is a dying art form but hopefully there will still be original stories to tell many years from now.