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Latest News from the Reelstreets Blog

  • Film Locations Recently Identified
    In recent weeks we have been overwhelmed with “Now” shots, information, personal  stories as well as location identifications, for all of which, we reiterate our thanks. We are greatly rewarded by the interest that the Site continues to stimulate.As always, we like to highlight those locations that have been identified but are not necessarily apparent to all unless one is following a particular film, so here are some of those more recently advised to us.Man Who Haunted Himself  023 – Andrew Lees :East of Ipswich 005/6 –John Hanley :Fourth Protocol 072 – Rob Beckwith :Taste ...
  • Location Information Update
    We really appreciate the steadily increasing interest that the Site seems to be enjoying, not only from within the UK but from other parts of the Globe which all helps to fill those elusive "Unknown Locations" gaps. Recently, many of those contacting us have, or been able to, support their information with at least Google Images but two recent pieces of information lay hidden within the screen grabs.Nick Hart recognised Morgan, a suitable Case for Treatment 049 and 050 as White Lodge in Richmond Park, home of The Royal Ballet School. Nick lived there as a child and one of his earliest memories...
  • Does Vincent Price thrill you, or make your blood curdle?
    Which ever it is we can, perhaps, add to your experience as we have been in correspondence with Peter Fuller, curator of The Sound of Vincent Price blog and the Vincent Price Journal. With the benefit of all that knowledge he also conducts walks in London based on Vincent Price's connection there, including Theatre of Blood and has been kind enough to acknowledge the help that Reelstreets has given him in pinpointing some of the more obscure locations. He has recently won a Rondo Award for his blog My First Trip Abroad - Vincent Price (July-August) 1928) which can be found at:http://vincentpri...
  • FILM: Prince Valiant (1997)
    Richard Lysons is currently working on an article concerning the film Spring and Port Wine for the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal Society Magazine and says that he will give Realstreets a decent "plug", so thank you for that Richard. As it is holiday time he is kindly drawing our attention to the fact that the 1997 film Prince Valiant with Katherien Heigl and Joanna Lumley had its exterior and interior scenes shot in North Wales. The Movie Map North Wales (2006 edition) listing:Penrhyn Castle, Caernafon Castle, Capel Curig, Beaumaris, Llanfair PG, Blaenau Festiniog, Beddgelert, Trawsfynydd, ...
  • FILM: Never Let Go (1960)
    Back in January 2008 there were two detailed Blogs (still viewable) from Colin Childs concerning the precise locations of the early still shots of this film. We have now heard from Brian Jenkins who lived in Kinnaird Street and went to school with Colin. He is keen to get in touch with him again and discuss the "Street" and "Place" locations in more detail with him. Having read all the correspondence, clearly local knowledge is important to understanding the locations and changes that went on. Unfortunately, ReelStreets has not kept Colin's contact details so if you still follow our Site Colin...
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).
Make Me an Offer   (25/6/2014)
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti)   (26/6/2014)
Duke Wore Jeans, The   (28/6/2014)
River Beat   (28/6/2014)
Midnight Express   (29/6/2014)
Gaslight (1940)   (29/6/2014)
Get Cracking   (1/7/2014)
Comedy Man, The   (2/7/2014)
Lodger, The (1944)   (2/7/2014)
Monsieur Ripois   (3/7/2014)
Place to Go, A   (4/7/2014)
Up in the World   (5/7/2014)
Dead Men are Dangerous   (5/7/2014)
Thunderbirds   (6/7/2014)
Backbeat   (7/7/2014)
Count Five and Die   (8/7/2014)
Three Steps to the Gallows   (8/7/2014)
Young Americans, The   (9/7/2014)
Mudlark, The   (10/7/2014)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home   (11/7/2014)
Who Done It?   (13/7/2014)
Importance of Being Earnest, The   (14/7/2014)
Turn the Key Softly   (15/7/2014)
Back Room Boy   (15/7/2014)
Full Circle (aka The Haunting of Julia)   (15/7/2014)
Bella's Birthday   (15/7/2014)
Baby Love   (16/7/2014)
Alias John Preston   (17/7/2014)
Look Back in Anger   (19/7/2014)
Please Sir!   (20/7/2014)
Play Misty For Me   (21/7/2014)
Sorcerers, The   (22/7/2014)
29 Acacia Avenue   (23/7/2014)
Captain's Corelli's Mandolin   (23/7/2014)
Deep Blue Sea, The   (24/7/2014)
Zabriskie Point   (28/7/2014)
One Jump Ahead   (28/7/2014)
Yield to the Night   (30/7/2014)
Hoffman   (3/8/2014)
Tommy   (5/8/2014)
Love Honour and Obey   (6/8/2014)
He Snoops to Conquer   (7/8/2014)
Misérables, Les   (7/8/2014)
Frightened Man, The   (7/8/2014)
Wanted for Murder   (9/8/2014)
Odd Job, The   (9/8/2014)
Inn for Trouble - TRAILER   (10/8/2014)
Miracle in Soho   (10/8/2014)
Tommy Steele Story, The   (11/8/2014)
Upturned Glass, The   (13/8/2014)
No Trace   (14/8/2014)
Not with My Wife, You Don't!   (16/8/2014)
Prudence and the Pill   (16/8/2014)
Just My Luck   (16/8/2014)
Look Up and Laugh   (17/8/2014)
Fortune is a Woman   (17/8/2014)
Comeback, The   (18/8/2014)
I Was Monty's Double   (18/8/2014)
What a Whopper   (19/8/2014)
Wheel of Fate   (19/8/2014)
Sweeney 2   (22/8/2014)
Time is My Enemy   (24/8/2014)
Sweeney!   (24/8/2014)
Terror by Night   (24/8/2014)
Key, The   (25/8/2014)
Love on Wheels   (26/8/2014)
World is Full of Married Men, The   (26/8/2014)
Thirty Nine Steps, The (1978)   (27/8/2014)
23 Paces to Baker Street   (28/8/2014)
Life in Danger   (29/8/2014)
Tales that Witness Madness   (29/8/2014)
Libel   (31/8/2014)
Long Haul, The   (7/9/2014)
Meet Mr Callaghan   (8/9/2014)
Mrs Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter   (9/9/2014)
Everybody's an Actor, Shakespeare Said   (10/9/2014)
Indiscreet   (10/9/2014)
Jet Storm   (10/9/2014)
Cover-Girl Killer   (11/9/2014)
Looking on the Bright Side   (16/9/2014)
That's Your Funeral   (17/9/2014)
RECENTLY ADDED 'NOW' SHOTS
Here is a list of recently added "Now" shots:
Monsieur Ripois (1 added, 21/8/2014)
Johnny English (1 added, 21/8/2014)
Sweeney 2 (6 added, 21/8/2014)
Prudence and the Pill (3 added, 21/8/2014)
Wanted for Murder (5 added, 21/8/2014)
Kind of Loving, A (1 added, 21/8/2014)
Woman in a Dressing Gown (3 added, 21/8/2014)
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (2 added, 22/8/2014)
Birth of the Beatles (2 added, 22/8/2014)
Birth of the Beatles (1 added, 23/8/2014)
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (2 added, 23/8/2014)
Wanted for Murder (1 added, 23/8/2014)
Far from the Madding Crowd (1 added, 23/8/2014)
Day of the Jackal, The (3 added, 23/8/2014)
Wanted for Murder (1 added, 24/8/2014)
Time is My Enemy (1 added, 24/8/2014)
What a Whopper (2 added, 24/8/2014)
Dracula AD 1972 (1 added, 24/8/2014)
Upturned Glass, The (2 added, 24/8/2014)
Wanted for Murder (2 added, 25/8/2014)
Behemoth (aka The Giant Behemoth) (1 added, 26/8/2014)
Wanted for Murder (1 added, 26/8/2014)
Patriot Games (1 added, 26/8/2014)
Sweeney! (2 added, 26/8/2014)
Innocent Sinners (1 added, 28/8/2014)
Expresso Bongo (1 added, 28/8/2014)
Odd Job, The (1 added, 29/8/2014)
Wanted for Murder (2 added, 29/8/2014)
Yield to the Night (3 added, 29/8/2014)
Mudlark, The (1 added, 29/8/2014)
Avanti (1 added, 29/8/2014)
Count Five and Die (2 added, 29/8/2014)
Tommy Steele Story, The (1 added, 29/8/2014)
Thirty Nine Steps, The (1978) (1 added, 29/8/2014)
I Was Monty's Double (3 added, 30/8/2014)
Sweeney 2 (4 added, 30/8/2014)
Stud, The (3 added, 30/8/2014)
Subterfuge (3 added, 30/8/2014)
Billion Dollar Brain (1 added, 30/8/2014)
Birth of the Beatles (1 added, 30/8/2014)
Four Musketeers, The (1 added, 30/8/2014)
Sorcerers, The (3 added, 30/8/2014)
Sweeney! (16 added, 30/8/2014)
Saturday Night Out (1 added, 31/8/2014)
Young Lovers, The (1 added, 31/8/2014)
Admirable Crichton, The (1 added, 1/9/2014)
Taste of Honey, A (1 added, 1/9/2014)
Admirable Crichton, The (1 added, 2/9/2014)
So Well Remembered (11 added, 4/9/2014)
September Affair, The (3 added, 6/9/2014)
Juggernaut (2 added, 6/9/2014)
Room with a View, A (1 added, 6/9/2014)
Nil by Mouth (1 added, 6/9/2014)
Statue, The (8 added, 6/9/2014)
Odd Job, The (6 added, 6/9/2014)
Checkpoint (2 added, 6/9/2014)
Payroll (1 added, 7/9/2014)
Day of the Jackal, The (1 added, 7/9/2014)
Dark Man, The (4 added, 7/9/2014)
Flesh is Weak, The (1 added, 8/9/2014)
Dr Syn, Alias The Scarecrow (3 added, 8/9/2014)
One That Got Away, The (2 added, 8/9/2014)
Day of the Jackal, The (1 added, 9/9/2014)
Sweeney! (3 added, 9/9/2014)
So Well Remembered (1 added, 9/9/2014)
Day of the Jackal, The (2 added, 11/9/2014)
European Vacation (1 added, 11/9/2014)
Mrs Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter (2 added, 11/9/2014)
Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1 added, 11/9/2014)
23 Paces to Baker Street (1 added, 11/9/2014)
All Neat in Black Stockings (2 added, 11/9/2014)
Bronco Bullfrog (1 added, 11/9/2014)
Cosh Boy (1 added, 11/9/2014)
One That Got Away, The (2 added, 12/9/2014)
What a Whopper (5 added, 13/9/2014)
Yield to the Night (1 added, 13/9/2014)
Turn the Key Softly (2 added, 13/9/2014)
Young Americans, The (2 added, 13/9/2014)
Libel (2 added, 13/9/2014)
Wanted for Murder (2 added, 13/9/2014)
Dark Man, The (2 added, 14/9/2014)
Monsieur Ripois (1 added, 15/9/2014)
Villain (1 added, 15/9/2014)
Green Grow the Rushes (2 added, 15/9/2014)
Dr Syn, Alias The Scarecrow (3 added, 15/9/2014)
Day of the Jackal, The (3 added, 15/9/2014)
What a Whopper (1 added, 15/9/2014)
Captive Heart, The (2 added, 16/9/2014)
Fourth Protocol, The (1 added, 17/9/2014)
That's Your Funeral (1 added, 17/9/2014)
Night Won't Talk, The (1 added, 18/9/2014)
Melody (aka S.W.A.L.K.) (1 added, 18/9/2014)

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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