Establishing shot of empty terminal
The Terminal (2004). Studio version of JFK Airport.
The architecture of THE TERMINAL is very accurate, even though the movie was not filmed in an actual airport. Everything right up to the lettering on the signs is very realistic. The terminal is mainly combination of a huge waiting room and shopping mall with high security. This is the current state of affairs for real life airports. More and more airports have invested in facilities, aimed at attracting non-flying visitors as well as making sure that flying visitors spend as much money as possible. (source: paper 'Transient Glamour' for the Liverpool conference 'City in Film'. Iris Burgers)
Airport as non-place


Director: Steven Spielberg. Met o.a. Tom Hanks.