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Glasgow’s Star Turn in World War Z
Even some Americans who saw Brad Pitt’s zombie blockbuster World War Z last summer were likely fooled into thinking the film was shot in Philadelphia—the city it supposedly takes place in. But Glaswegians knew better. They remembered the film’s 17-day shoot in August of 2011, when Pitt and hundreds of Hollywood crew and cast members descended on their home city, and turned the streets around the city center into Philly’s urban body double. For more information about the places and people who make Glasgow special, visit
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