Sundials seen in movies

This page identifies movies, TV series, commercials or other media in which sundials can be seen.


Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
By the end of the movie, the three girls meet Demi Moore at the Griffith observatory in Los Angeles, and an equatorial sundial can be seen at the foot of the big column dedicated to great astronomers.
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Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Demi Moore, 2003, USA.


The Lord of the Rings, the Two Towers
Treebeard enters a clearing in the forest with Merry and Pippin to attend a secret meeting with the other Ents. The center of the clearing displays a big stone looking like a sundial style. But looking at the shadow of the style, one can see that the style is pointing towards the Sun, which is wrong as it should point towards the pole.

The Lord of the Rings, the Two Towers
by Peter Jackson, with Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Christopher Lee, 2003, New-Zealand.


Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets
Harry enters Dumbledore's office and sees the Phoenix. The room is full of astronomical instruments such as armillary spheres, astrolabes and telescopes.

Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets
by Chris Columbus, with Daniel Radcliffe, Ruppert Grint, Emma Watson, Kenneth Branagh, 2002.


James Bond, Goldeneye
A P&G-type sundial, sitting on the window sill of a yacht hosting James Bond, is visible just before a fight.

James Bond, Goldeneye
by Martin Campbell, with Pierce Brosnan and Sean Bean, 1995.

(source: I. Maddock)


Gone with the wind
A scene shows a cat sleeping in front of a sundial. The motto is from Benjamin Franklin (1758). "Do not squader time. That is the stuff life is made of.". (24:03)

Gone with the wind
by Victor Fleming, with Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh, 1939.

(source: N. Marquet)


Le bossu
(24:53).

Le bossu
by André Hunebelle, with Jean Marais and Bourvil, 1960.

(source: N. Marquet)


Pride and Prejudice
(1:24:--)
Elisabeth, one of the main characters, walks by a garden horizontal sundial in the garden of "Pemberley".

Pride and Prejudice
by Joe Wright, with Keira Knightley et Matthew Macfadyen, 2005.


Melancholia

In the beginning of this movie, a large horizontal sundial can be seen in a park. Its style casts two shadows!

Melancholia
by Lars von Trier, with Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg, 2011.

(source: Darek Oczki)


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An Indian movie production company called Sundial Pictures is using a style of an horizontal sundial as its logo. They also realized an animation for their web site where the complete sundial can be seen.
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