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Latest News from the Reelstreets Blog

  • 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...
  • Location Information Update
    We have recently received information on the following films:Half a Sixpence regarding halsi024 from Andy CookAfter The Fox regarding aftfo011, 012 and 019 from Cristina TortoraThank you both
  • British B's
    BRITISH B's British B films, many made at the Merton Park or Twickenham Studios in south west London. Many of these wonderful films are available on YouTube, almost invariably in black and white, sometimes known as Quota Quickies and as all of them were made on very limited budgets, in the 50's and 60's, with no cash for elaborate sets, they just used the local streets, the real streets.These essays in crime were hugely popular and provide the social background to how we were, three-piece suits, wives at home in the kitchen, vehicles, attitudes, shop fronts, street furniture, food and spe...
  • Location information received last week.
    Our Server problems appear to be behind us and we have, hopefully, made all the necessary amendments that were outstanding. Thank you to all those that were so patient with us. Last week we were able to add at least Google Images to support all the information provided including that from Nick Farmer concerning The Big Sleep and screen shot bs014 in particular.  Nick, who served at Marylebone Lane Police Station until 1977 also provided us with this additional interesting background information."When you watch the film the scene after Roger Mitchum enters the Police station and meets Rich...
    We offer our sincere apologies to anyone who has been in touch with us with photo's or information over the last 10 days or so as it is likely that we have, or may yet appear shambolic. We have been having problems with our Server to the extent that we have recently taken the decision to change to a new one. Regrettably, significant problems have continued right into the transfer process which we are currently trying to resolve. As soon as matters have been resolved we will address each of the subjects that you have written to us about and be in touch with you individually. Should in due cours...
This is a list of the latest films to be added to our featured films list (ie. films with "then" and "now" shots).
Thousand Kisses Deep, A   (27/4/2014)
Avanti   (27/4/2014)
Allez France!   (30/4/2014)
Ossessione - TRAILER   (1/5/2014)
Vampire Lovers, The   (2/5/2014)
House That Dripped Blood, The   (3/5/2014)
Island of Terror   (3/5/2014)
Four Sided Triangle   (3/5/2014)
You Must Be Joking   (4/5/2014)
Dracula AD 1972   (5/5/2014)
Madhouse   (5/5/2014)
Plank, The (1979)   (6/5/2014)
Haunting, The (1999)   (6/5/2014)
Landfall   (6/5/2014)
Flesh is Weak, The   (7/5/2014)
Shirley Valentine   (7/5/2014)
Juggernaut   (8/5/2014)
Some Like it Hot   (9/5/2014)
They Drive by Night   (9/5/2014)
Nil by Mouth   (10/5/2014)
Calendar Girls   (11/5/2014)
Lifeforce   (12/5/2014)
About a Boy   (15/5/2014)
Inspector Calls, An   (20/5/2014)
View to a Kill, A   (22/5/2014)
Enchantment   (23/5/2014)
Salome's Last Dance   (24/5/2014)
Bronco Bullfrog   (25/5/2014)
North by Northwest   (25/5/2014)
Dateline Diamonds   (27/5/2014)
Talking Picture, A   (27/5/2014)
What the Butler Saw   (29/5/2014)
Chaplin   (30/5/2014)
Ask a Policeman   (31/5/2014)
Invasion Quartet   (1/6/2014)
Bell-Bottom George   (2/6/2014)
One Way Pendulum   (3/6/2014)
Stolen Face   (4/6/2014)
Lodger, The (1932)   (5/6/2014)
Vertigo   (5/6/2014)
Lodger, The (1927)   (5/6/2014)
Bridge Too Far, A   (6/6/2014)
On the Beat   (6/6/2014)
Holiday Camp   (7/6/2014)
Man of the Moment   (7/6/2014)
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)
Tommy - TRAILER   (20/7/2014)
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)
Here is a list of recently added "Now" shots:
Smashing Time (1 added, 25/6/2014)
Flesh is Weak, The (1 added, 25/6/2014)
Krays, The (1 added, 25/6/2014)
French Lieutenants Woman, The - TRAILER (1 added, 25/6/2014)
Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) (2 added, 25/6/2014)
About a Boy (1 added, 25/6/2014)
Touch of Class, A (4 added, 25/6/2014)
Night of the Eagle (1 added, 26/6/2014)
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti) (25 added, 26/6/2014)
Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) (1 added, 26/6/2014)
Mechanic, The (2 added, 27/6/2014)
Big Sleep, The (1 added, 27/6/2014)
Smashing Time (1 added, 28/6/2014)
Allez France! (1 added, 28/6/2014)
River Beat (19 added, 28/6/2014)
Midnight Express (5 added, 29/6/2014)
About a Boy (2 added, 30/6/2014)
Deadly Strangers (2 added, 30/6/2014)
Hereafter (1 added, 1/7/2014)
Talking Picture, A (1 added, 1/7/2014)
Monsieur Ripois (1 added, 3/7/2014)
About a Boy (2 added, 3/7/2014)
River Beat (1 added, 4/7/2014)
Hot Millions (1 added, 4/7/2014)
Go to Blazes (1 added, 4/7/2014)
Morgan, a Suitable Case for Treatment (1 added, 4/7/2014)
Monsieur Ripois (2 added, 6/7/2014)
Bridget Jones's Diary (2 added, 6/7/2014)
Ace in the Hole (1 added, 7/7/2014)
Three Steps to the Gallows (21 added, 8/7/2014)
About a Boy (2 added, 9/7/2014)
Dark Man, The (6 added, 9/7/2014)
Thunderbirds (6 added, 9/7/2014)
Monsieur Ripois (7 added, 10/7/2014)
Hereafter (1 added, 10/7/2014)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (5 added, 11/7/2014)
Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain, The (29 added, 11/7/2014)
Rebel, The (1 added, 11/7/2014)
Vertigo (1 added, 12/7/2014)
Far from the Madding Crowd (5 added, 12/7/2014)
Beat the Devil (2 added, 12/7/2014)
Bargee, The (1 added, 13/7/2014)
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (3 added, 13/7/2014)
Monsieur Ripois (11 added, 13/7/2014)
On the Beat (1 added, 13/7/2014)
West 11 (1 added, 14/7/2014)
Rogue Male (7 added, 14/7/2014)
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (2 added, 14/7/2014)
You Must Be Joking (1 added, 14/7/2014)
Max and Paddy's Road To Nowhere Episode 5 (2 added, 15/7/2014)
Max and Paddy's Road To Nowhere Episode 6 (2 added, 15/7/2014)
Crowded Day, The (1 added, 16/7/2014)
Johnny You're Wanted (3 added, 16/7/2014)
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (2 added, 16/7/2014)
Monsieur Ripois (5 added, 16/7/2014)
Alias John Preston (1 added, 17/7/2014)
Brandy for the Parson (12 added, 17/7/2014)
Three Steps to the Gallows (1 added, 17/7/2014)
Dateline Diamonds (9 added, 18/7/2014)
Go-Between, The (13 added, 18/7/2014)
Baby Love (2 added, 18/7/2014)
Alias John Preston (2 added, 18/7/2014)
Back Room Boy (1 added, 18/7/2014)
Turn the Key Softly (7 added, 20/7/2014)
Play Misty For Me (4 added, 21/7/2014)
Avengers, The (5 added, 22/7/2014)
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1 added, 22/7/2014)
Too Many Crooks (2 added, 22/7/2014)
Legend of Hell House, The (1 added, 22/7/2014)
Private's Progress (1 added, 22/7/2014)
Half a Sixpence (2 added, 22/7/2014)
Too Many Crooks (1 added, 23/7/2014)
Comedy Man, The (4 added, 23/7/2014)
Captain's Corelli's Mandolin (28 added, 23/7/2014)
29 Acacia Avenue (2 added, 23/7/2014)
Turn the Key Softly (7 added, 23/7/2014)
Thunderbirds (1 added, 23/7/2014)
All Neat in Black Stockings (1 added, 23/7/2014)
Secret Place, The (15 added, 23/7/2014)
Full Circle (aka The Haunting of Julia) (2 added, 23/7/2014)
Without a Clue (3 added, 23/7/2014)
Once a Jolly Swagman (1 added, 24/7/2014)
Passionate Friends, The (2 added, 24/7/2014)
Atonement (1 added, 24/7/2014)
Thunderbirds (3 added, 25/7/2014)
Comedy Man, The (5 added, 25/7/2014)
Monsieur Ripois (1 added, 25/7/2014)

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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Classic British film posters, which complement our classic film site and include cult films and the answers to many of the "where was it made" questions.
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Doctor in Clover (horiz)
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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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