RECENTLY ADDED 'NOW' SHOTS
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RECENT ADDITIONS
This is a list of the latest films to be added to our featured films list (ie. films with "then" and "now" shots).
Naked Edge, The   (24/9/2014)
Man in the White Suit, The   (25/9/2014)
Left, Right and Centre   (27/9/2014)
Windbag the Sailor   (28/9/2014)
World is Not Enough, The   (1/10/2014)
Kipps   (2/10/2014)
Layer Cake   (4/10/2014)
When You Come Home   (5/10/2014)
Hannibal   (6/10/2014)
Time to Remember   (8/10/2014)
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines   (17/10/2014)
Taste of Honey, A   (18/10/2014)
Urge to Kill   (19/10/2014)
Saint, The   (19/10/2014)
On the Run   (20/10/2014)
To The Devil a Daughter   (22/10/2014)
Voyage of the Damned   (23/10/2014)
Seven Green Bottles   (28/10/2014)
Saving Mr Banks   (29/10/2014)
Music Lovers, The   (30/10/2014)
Saint Jack   (1/11/2014)
Stunt Man, The   (1/11/2014)
Tube Tales   (4/11/2014)
Wetherby   (11/11/2014)
Is Your Honeymoon Really Necesssary?   (13/11/2014)
Victim   (16/11/2014)
Von Ryan's Express   (21/11/2014)
Goodbye Gemini   (23/11/2014)
Women in Love   (26/11/2014)
Burning an Illusion   (2/12/2014)
Home To Danger   (4/12/2014)
Mr. Denning Drives North   (5/12/2014)
Whispering Smith Hits London (aka Whispering Smith Investigates)   (12/12/2014)
Yellow Balloon, The   (18/12/2014)
Yanks   (19/12/2014)
RECENTLY ADDED 'NOW' SHOTS
Here is a list of recently added "Now" shots:
Thirty Nine Steps, The (1978) (6 added, 20/11/2014)
23 Paces to Baker Street (1 added, 20/11/2014)
101 Dalmatians (2 added, 20/11/2014)
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (3 added, 20/11/2014)
Tube Tales (6 added, 22/11/2014)
23 Paces to Baker Street (1 added, 22/11/2014)
Titfield Thunderbolt, The (6 added, 23/11/2014)
Battle of the Sexes (20 added, 24/11/2014)
Journey to the Centre of the Earth (6 added, 24/11/2014)
Titfield Thunderbolt, The (1 added, 25/11/2014)
If (2 added, 25/11/2014)
Titfield Thunderbolt, The (3 added, 26/11/2014)
Blue Lamp, The (7 added, 26/11/2014)
Trainspotting (10 added, 26/11/2014)
Day of the Jackal, The (1 added, 27/11/2014)
Tube Tales (3 added, 27/11/2014)
39 Steps, The (1959) (2 added, 28/11/2014)
Girl with a Pistol, The (aka La ragazza con la pistola) (8 added, 28/11/2014)
Kes (1 added, 29/11/2014)
Girl with a Pistol, The (aka La ragazza con la pistola) (1 added, 29/11/2014)
Hoffman (2 added, 29/11/2014)
Blue Lamp, The (2 added, 30/11/2014)
Shirley Valentine (2 added, 30/11/2014)
Champions (1 added, 30/11/2014)
Victim (2 added, 30/11/2014)
That Kind of Girl (2 added, 30/11/2014)
Goodbye Gemini (2 added, 1/12/2014)
Raising the Wind (4 added, 1/12/2014)
Burning an Illusion (1 added, 2/12/2014)
Layer Cake (1 added, 2/12/2014)
Thirty Nine Steps, The (1978) (1 added, 3/12/2014)
Funeral in Berlin (5 added, 3/12/2014)
Meet Mr Callaghan (2 added, 3/12/2014)
101 Dalmatians (1 added, 3/12/2014)
Funeral in Berlin (8 added, 4/12/2014)
Dracula AD 1972 (1 added, 6/12/2014)
Girl with a Pistol, The (aka La ragazza con la pistola) (1 added, 6/12/2014)
Goodbye Gemini (12 added, 6/12/2014)
Tube Tales (4 added, 6/12/2014)
Crowded Day, The (6 added, 6/12/2014)
Wanted for Murder (5 added, 7/12/2014)
Raising the Wind (6 added, 7/12/2014)
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1 added, 7/12/2014)
Sympathy for the Devil (1 added, 7/12/2014)
Thirty Nine Steps, The (1978) (2 added, 7/12/2014)
Odd Job, The (3 added, 7/12/2014)
Wild Geese, The (2 added, 7/12/2014)
Layer Cake (5 added, 8/12/2014)
Tommy (7 added, 8/12/2014)
Little Voice (2 added, 8/12/2014)
Tube Tales (5 added, 10/12/2014)
Layer Cake (2 added, 11/12/2014)
To The Devil a Daughter (16 added, 11/12/2014)
Quadrophenia (1 added, 11/12/2014)
Mr. Denning Drives North (2 added, 11/12/2014)
Long Good Friday, The (1 added, 12/12/2014)
Home To Danger (1 added, 12/12/2014)
Whispering Smith Hits London (aka Whispering Smith Investigates) (4 added, 12/12/2014)
Girl with a Pistol, The (aka La ragazza con la pistola) (6 added, 12/12/2014)
What a Whopper (1 added, 14/12/2014)
Tommy (4 added, 14/12/2014)
Victim (6 added, 14/12/2014)
Layer Cake (2 added, 14/12/2014)
Indiscreet (1 added, 14/12/2014)
Blue Lamp, The (1 added, 14/12/2014)
Night Won't Talk, The (1 added, 14/12/2014)
Home To Danger (5 added, 15/12/2014)
Layer Cake (2 added, 15/12/2014)
Layer Cake (2 added, 16/12/2014)
Jigsaw (2 added, 17/12/2014)
Jigsaw (1 added, 18/12/2014)

London’s Borough Market Set To Star Again?

Due for release in July 2015, Bridget Jones’s third big screen adaptation seems to be finally underway. Following the hugely successful novel “Mad About The Boy” by Helen Fielding, this movie will continue the story where “The Edge of Reason” left off. The first two movies were commercial successes so expect a nationwide release through large cinema chains, like Cineworld, and an accompanying heavy-duty marketing campaign. Fans of the comedy drama will be delighted to hear that location shooting could begin as soon as this summer and – it is expected – that Borough Market in Southwark will again feature in a Hollywood film.

Located a stone’s throw from LondonBridge, Borough Market has been a favoured shooting location in the capital for a number of directors. Bedale Street ,which runs between the market and Borough High Street was the chosen location for Bridget Jones’ flat, just above the Globe pub which is still there, squashed between two overhead rail lines. The memorable scene in which Colin Firth and Hugh Grant fight was shot in this street, although the steps leading to an Underground station in the background are entirely fictitious.

A traditional wholesale fruit and veg market for decades, Borough Market’s fortunes were dwindling in the mid 1990s with many stall holders moving away or going out of business. Nowadays, the largely Victorian architecture is a huge hit with trendy market traders selling gourmet foods and farm produce directly to customers. The mostly covered roof and intense atmosphere really evokes a bygone era despite all of the newcomers. As such, it really feels very different from somewhere like Covent Garden, itself once a flourishing fruit and flower market.

In 1998, Guy Ritchie chose the alley that is just on the other side of Borough Market from Bedale Street for a number of scenes in “Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels”. By this time in the market’s history, bistros and artisan cheese makers had already begun trading close to the market on Park Street. Yet, the location was simply made over and retained enough of its back street London look to match Ritchie’s gritty visual style. Whether he knew it or not, Ritchie was following in the steps of Merchant Ivory, who also chose to use Park Street for a location in “Howard’s End”.

A year later, some scenes of “Entrapment”, a Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones thriller, were shot in the market itself. The location directors also used part of London’s financial district – just over the river Thames - for some shots. The contrast between the two sides of London that were depicted really added to the sense of location, before the action moved to Kuala Lumpur for the film’s finale.

More recently, Borough Market’s distinctive and historic visual appeal has been selected by location directors working on the Harry Potter franchise. Along with Leadenhall Market, a now defunct market in the City of London, it features as the secret entrance to Diagon Alley. It was perhaps this other-worldliness that attracted Terry Gilliam to the area, too when he chose Borough Market as a location for “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”. Gilliam’s movie used Green Dragon Court for his shots, just paces away from Bridget Jones’ fictitious home on Bedale Street.

With so many movie locations to spot and such gastronomic fare on offer, Borough Market is really well worth a visit. If you can, head there mid-week, when there are less crowds and it is subsequently easier to spot the various locations used.

 

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"REELSTREETS" Episode 1


The actors of the silver screen's golden age have long since gone, together with many of the film and filming locations and film and movie sites used in their productions. Many of us who grew up admiring these works seen at the local "flicks", or "pictures"; have remained enthusiastic and now a growing band of film and movie location buffs realise the entertainment, and also the social, values, inherent in these old films. This site is concerned with world cinema and with scenes which were shot outdoors in recognisable built-up locations, which are now movie sites or film or filming places and how those places have changed in the intervening years. The older film actors may have passed, but their memories and images on celluloid will never fail, and they are even now being transferred to DVD, hard-drives and fibre optics, for the benefit of future generations of movie site enthusiasts, and which are being collected on our movie places site, which, in estate agent speak is concerned with location, location and location.

ReelStreets is the study of these film and the movie sites or places, these streets, and the changes that time, war and development have occasioned during the period of what was perhaps the finest era of the cinema, when the films often reflected real, or imagined, life, as opposed to today when life often, unhappily, reflects the films. And if you know of any movie, film or filming locations, places or sites send ‘em it.

John Tunstill

 

Architectural Film Locations

The correlation between architecture and films has been around for decades and some locations are so instantly recognisable by fans that they are forever associated with the movie that they were featured in. These filming sites and movie places are the reason for ReelStreets the world’s leading film , movie and filming location site.

For example, the most famous scene of the 1978 film adaptation of The Thirty Nine Steps will be remembered by many film buffs for the epic scene where Richard Hannay is left hanging from the clock face of Big Ben in London, the thirty nine steps in this instance being a reference to the number of steps in the clock tower. That this scene was a studio set detracts little from its nostalgic effect, and tens of thousands of tourists will instantly identify this movie location as an iconic filming site.

More recently, The Louvre, Paris was used extensively as a filming location in The Da Vinci Code featuring Tom Hanks, the museum was integral to the storyline. Permission was granted to film inside and outside the building, on filming sites and places, using the glass pyramid and the surrounding Louvre Palace as locations.

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