Fireplaces have always inspired feelings of comfort, warmth, and safety. They are often used in film to add these connotations to the scene they are presented in. Whether the movie be a Christmas classic or a sci-fi apocalypse flick, fireplaces are as much a part of film as they are a part of our culture. From cult classics like A Christmas Story to family favorites like Home Alone, fireplaces can enhance a set as escape routes, nostalgic memories or a place for reflection. Here is a compilation of ten movie scenes from the beginning of time which incorporate fireplaces into their plot to add cinematic effect. Take a look at our infographic which highlights the Titanic (Mr. Andrew's foothold to stay above water level), Jumanji (where Sarah is attacked by bats), Gone with the Wind (Scarlett throws a vase and it shatters), Dark Shadows (where Colin's room is), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (the wizard's floo network), the Day After Tomorrow (a place to burn books), Citizen Kane (an optical illusion to represent signing over control), A Christmas Story (where toy guns are delivered), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the Grinch's point /of entry), and Home Alone (where Kevin spends Christmas alone, symbolic of the iconic American holiday).
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