Fireplaces evoke a pleasant comfort and security while being very relaxing. The fireplace is traditionally known to be the heart of a home since the whole family would gather around the fireplace at night and talk about their day, listen to radio shows, etc.
Due to this symbolic meaning of fireplaces, it’s no surprise that they are often used as a key setting for scenes in films. Depending on the kind of movie, the fireplace can heighten an atmosphere with a sense of fear, lull the audience into a fall sense of security, or be used for a romantic scene.
From the annual Christmas Hallmark movies, intense romances, and psychological thrillers, fireplaces have been incorporated into the plot since the beginning of the film era.
Here are some of the most iconic movies that incorporate fireplace scenes:
Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone
The Harry Potter Franchise has to have one of the largest fan following ever. Fans of the books and movies tend to know every little detail of the story.
Through the ages, people have believed that fire possesses magical properties. The 2001 release of the franchise reinforces that idea when the wizards use the fireplace as a way to transport themselves.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Christmas films will always be a classic! In the iconic film, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, the Grinch, played by Jim Carrey tries to ruin Christmas in any way possible. Determined to ruin Christmas for the whole town, he build a powered sleigh and dresses up as Santa himself, all to entire down the chimney steal presents, Christmas trees and food.
The Day After Tomorrow
This sci-fi movie was released back in 2004 and is known popularly as a disaster film. One of the iconic parts of this movie directed by Roland Emmerich is when the students have to resort to burning books in the New York Public Library to prevent freezing to death. The iconic ornate fire place is used to burn the books for the kids to survive.
Last, but definitely not least on this list is Holiday Inn, a movie released back in the 40s. The iconic piano scene in this movie was shot in front of a beautiful fireplace adorned in sparkling candle stands and tall candles.
Bing Crosby and Marjorie Reynolds serenaded the world with their rendition of a White Christmas which was oh so romantic.
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