Is that Harvard on the Silver Screen?
Harvard has become cinematic shorthand for the highest echelon of academic excellence. But most of the movies -- including "The Social Network" -- that say they take place at Harvard dont. Since 1970, Harvard has had a policy of not allowing film crews on its campus, and filmmakers have had to find clever strategies to depict the Ivy League school.
Productions have evoked the Crimsons campus using a variety of locations, according to author Paul Sherman and the Internet Movie Database. Heres how movies have depicted Harvard over the years. Read related story.