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Old 21st Apr 2004, 20:38
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Places you have known that have been used in the movies

Inspired from a basement flat in another thread...

What places have you known in real life that have been used as locations in the movies or TV?

For instance, parts of Brunel University were used in the film 'A Clockwork Orange'. When I saw the film I was amused to recognize the bottom of one of the Engineering towers used as the entrance to the block of flats, and the cinema scene in which the protagonist's eyes are propped open was filmed in one of the lecture theatres. (It wasn't only film-makers who needed matchsticks on their eyelids in there...!) There are other instances in that movie also, and many years later while I was attending the place, the library and Chemistry buildings were used in an episode of 'Inspector Morse'.

Anyone else?
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Old 21st Apr 2004, 20:45
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I know real places that sure as hell were NOT used in the movies. When I was but a lad in Dundee I went to a movie at The Playhouse. The tale was of the United States Rangers, and how they alone had won the war. Very hard men, all. They had done some of their training, it appeared, in none other than Dundee, Scotland, so a critical audience awaited further disclosure. Came the Moment of Truth, when a train looking like the 20th Century Limited or the Santa Fe Chief arrived at Dundee, but a Dundee that never existed, save as in Brigadoon, and a station far removed from Tay Bridge Station (old LNER) or Dundee West Station (old LMS) that we all knew and loved. Great was the hilarity, and the remainder of the show was treated as the comedy it was.
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Old 21st Apr 2004, 20:55
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Last of the Summer Wine has, for the past hundred years, been filmed mainly in Holmfirth (near Huddersfield) which is just a few miles from where I was born and bred. Sid's cafe was in fact an antique shop though it may well have been changed to a, erm, cafe since the early days. The place actually became something of a tourist destination on the back of the programme with pictures of Compo all over the place. In fact there were so many tourists about the place, they started filming some of the scenes in Marsden which must be about ten miles away.

Other than that there was a short lived comedy programme in the late 70s that used my old secondary school as one of its locations and if anyone remembers Selwyn Froggit, that was filmed in a village called Skelmanthorpe just down the road from that school.

You couldn't move for film crews in the Huddersfield area at the time...
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Old 21st Apr 2004, 20:58
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The San Diego Conference and Exhibition Center used in Demolition Man as a mall I believe.

The Westin Bonaventure in downtown LA scene of numerous movies such that it has plaques by the elevators detailing which movie which elevator. Has been used in True Lies (supposed to be a Marriott in DC), In The Line of Fire, Nick of Time, among others.

Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA and 7even Mile Beach, Grand Cayman - the Firm.

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Old 21st Apr 2004, 21:11
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On holiday a few years ago with some friends on The Isle of Skye we came upon perchance a film crew deep inside The Cullins.
They were making 'Whaling Jack' with Bob Hoskins.........we enticed Mars Bars off them.

I have been to the white cottage and the bay at a 'secret location' in The Highlands where part of Ring of Bright Water was filmed.

I was working at our local hospital when a film crew arrived to 'use' our morgue and a 6 bedded bay for a film called The Darkest Light.
I got chatting to their Unit Nurse, who said she was leaving and I was offered a job, so moonlighted as their Unit Nurse for a couple of weeks when they were on location in the Yorkshire Dales.
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Old 21st Apr 2004, 21:18
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'Rita, Sue and Bob too', cult classic eighties film was shot on the moors 5 mins up the road from here (the sha**ing scene in the car), and the showhouse they bonked in was Mrs. Singhs (the village shopkeeper) house about a two minute walk from where I am now.

Also not quite the movies, but another cult offering, 'Edge of Darkness', shot in a house at the end of my mum and dads lane. Went up one night to watch, saw them film the scene where Joanne Whalley - Kilmer got blasted into a pool.
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[Some] of "Summer Wine" was filmed in Greenfield [Lancs ]
Band of Gold Ashton-u-Lyne
XYY Man Manch Airport
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Old 21st Apr 2004, 21:29
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I was doing a Construction Industry Challenge Day in a posh Hertfordshire School when some of the pupils asked to be excused to take part in the filming next door. They were filming the Coronation scene in Jonny English in St Albans Cathedral.

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Old 21st Apr 2004, 21:31
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The Broomielaw quay, Glasgow, in "The Maggie", starring Broderick Crawford around 1951. A curiosity is that "the boy", a Glasgow lad of 15 or so, was a great success in the movie. He was invited to go on for training and future stardom, but turned it down because he did not want to "talk English" (not the language; the Southern accent).
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The big funeral scene in Four weddings & a funeral was filmed at Grays in Essex, the factory in the background is Proctor & gamble. One had P&G as a customer at the time & would be obliged to clock it's red & white horribleness all day long.

The American ambassadors residence in the Omen was in fact Brocket Hall in Lemsford, former familial seat of chinless Twonk and failed fraudster, Charles Brocket.

One of the big chase scenes in Ronin was filmed in & around Rue du Laos in the 15th arrondisement, not very far from the Eiffel tower & ecole millitaire. One had the pleasure of spending a very pleasant week there a year or so back.
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Old 21st Apr 2004, 21:41
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Following on from Parapunter's thread, the first church in Four Weddings is St. Michaels in Betchworth, Surrey. The Dolphin Pub opposite is very nice for a real ale.

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Old 21st Apr 2004, 22:02
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The Film "Dogs of War" many parts of the Film were Filmed in Belize City in Belize Central America, The Hotel in the Film was one of the better resturants in the City (Many a Meal was had in there when I served out there), The Swing Bridge in the centre of the City also stars in the Film.
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the English film "Bend it like Beckham" starred the gorgeous Keira Knightley, and was filmed round teh back of my mum and dad's house.. on the square where I used to have kick abouts

never any girls as cute as her though!

ahhh... jumpers for goalposts.....
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Old 21st Apr 2004, 22:12
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I went to see Truffaut's "La femme d'à côté" in Grenoble

Strange thing was that in the movie, Fanny Ardant and Gérard Depardieu go to see a movie, in the very same theater I was watching them (Gaumont, Avenue Alsace-Lorraine)
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Old 21st Apr 2004, 22:14
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Pennan, as seen in "Local Hero". Famous for its phone box and pub - been in both.
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Old 21st Apr 2004, 22:19
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Lots of places here appeared in the movie Get Carter, the trouble with knowing the locale is you see the actors do impossible feats of travel,ie Micheal Caine jumps over the landward side of the High Level Bridge at Gateshead and lands feet first in South Shields fifteen miles away.
I do remember sitting in a open air cinema in Punta Cardon in Venuzula watching a Movie The Heist I think it was called, it had been made on Tyneside,it made us very homesick, we had been on the South American coast for 9 bloody months.

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Old 21st Apr 2004, 22:24
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Koh Khao Phing Kan (aka James Bond Island) near Phang Nga/Thailand.

"The Man with the Golden Gun"
Old 21st Apr 2004, 22:29
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Did you manage to get any of the 42 year old whisky?
Or was it two 15s and a twelve?
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Old 21st Apr 2004, 22:45
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I live in a photogenic bit of the Thames Valley. Little Marlow, which is home to my local pub, has featured in umpteen TV series including a good few Midsomer Murders, and the last Morse. Turville, a few miles away, has featured in many series too, including, I am sorry to say, the egregious and unfunny Vicar of Dibley.
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Old 21st Apr 2004, 23:05
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Have to agree with you there UR, how that twee unfunny bloody rubbish could ever be voted the second best comedy ever beats me.
Makes you understand why politicians ar so nervous at election times .
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