Games, The

Date: 1970
Director: Michael Winner
Production Company: 20th Century Fox

Stars: Michael Crawford, Ryan O'Neil, Charles Aznavour, Stanley Baker, Mona Washbourne
Location(s): Windsor, Buckinghamshire; Roma, Italy; Tokio, Japan; Belgium; Sydney, Australia.

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Storyline:

The trials and tribulations of a milkman who becomes an international, Olympic, runner.

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Windsor, Berkshire, adjacent to the Great Park.

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Now. Yes, confirmed, Queen's Terrace, King's Road, Windsor, Berks.

Windsor, Berkshire, adjacent to the Great Park.

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Now. Yes, confirmed, Queen's Terrace, King's Road, Windsor, Berks.

Windsor, Berkshire, adjacent to the Great Park.

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GAMES, THE – Original poster, 65cm x 100cm, about 25" x 39", excellent condition, four pin holes. £ 60.00 + p&p.

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Windsor, Berkshire, adjacent to the Great Park.

Windsor, Berkshire, adjacent to the Great Park.

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Now. Yes, confirmed, Queen's Terrace, King's Road, Windsor, Berks.

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Windsor, Berkshire, adjacent to the Great Park.

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A stadium. Windsor?

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A stadium. Windsor?

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A stadium. Windsor?

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Has a more Oxfordy feel.

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Has a more Oxfordy feel.

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Has a more Oxfordy feel.

Windsor, centre, near where the Queen lives, sometimes.

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Castle Hotel, Windsor.

Windsor, centre, near where the Queen lives, sometimes.

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Church Lane, Windsor, Berks.

Windsor, centre, near where the Queen lives, sometimes.

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Windsor Castle.

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Near Windsor?

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Near Windsor? And in the background, a chimney?

A village??..nearby?

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Village Road in Denham with The Falcon Inn on the left. (PW)

A village??..nearby?

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Looking towards The Pyghtle in Denham. (PW)

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And where is this?

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A milk depot. From Phil Wilkinson; Vale Road area of Windsor

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A milk depot. Phil adds; - the dairy depicted in the film is/was the Medina Dairy

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A milk depot.....and Phil says; the dairy on Vale Road in Windsor used to be an Express Dairies depot.

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A milk depot,and the office block is/was their head office on Vale Road. The actors are walking out of Hanover Way. Phil Wilkinson

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The wall should be near the village, and the village????

Denham village. See http://www.radios-uk.com/denham/denham1small.jpg, their copyright, spotted by Roger Cullingham, thanks to him.

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Village Road, Denham (PW)

Denham village. See http://www.radios-uk.com/denham/denham1small.jpg, their copyright, spotted by Roger Cullingham, thanks to him.

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Village Road, Denham (PW)

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When we first loaded The Games we were admitting only British locations, so we omitted a considerable number of foreign scenes that were used in this film. Australia, Japan, Belgium/France and Italy were all featured. We start with Belgium, a barracks, we surmised, but no, Dimitri Yarnault says not.

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Soldier and trucks. Bedford trucks says Dimitri, so not Belgian army.

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Aznavour has a lion on his cap, Belgian I imagine. Wrong again says Dimitri, not Belgian, so probably film director's make-believe!

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A chateau, France ? Belgium? Or Germany, Dimitri opines.

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Slightly different angle.

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Sydney, Australia.

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.....and a bit to the left.

Sidney Street, no no, Sydney Street, a street in Australia.

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Ray Glenister in OZ places this as Spofforth Street, Mosman and supports with this shot from Google Earth. (RL)

Hallo Sid! G'day mate!

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New roof but very much as it was, also in Spofforth Street, Mosman courtesy of Ray and Google. (RL)

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.......perhaps he's come to see Adelaide or even Victoria. Or to see if Alice springs.

Sid.

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Sid is in Spofforth Street, Mosman, Sydney as well, identified by Ray and supported by Google.

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Is this Trinity Place, Trivett Place, possibly in Windsor, or nearby?

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Back in Belgium?

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Another large building, a palace?

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Sydney Harbour.

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..........panning......... Phabulous Phil.........Wilkinson, has come up with; looking from the north at Sydney Harbour Bridge with Milsons Point railway station just right of centre. Looks like the shot was taken from the top of a building in the Pacific Highway / Miller Street area.

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...and the bridge and the opera house.

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.....and a pretty girl.

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Japan? Tokio?

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Tokio?

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Tokio?

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Tokio?

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Tokio?

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Tokio?

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Roma, mmmmmmmm? Could it be Via di San Gregorio, leading to the Colloseum?

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Roma. Piazza del Popolo? ... neither of the two Santa Marias seems to fit here to make it that piazza, but it's very similar. SJ

Spanish Steps, again.

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For a sunnier picture, go in the afternoon. SJ

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Oz, Sydney?

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Another part of the pool.

Colosseum, Rome

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South side. SJ

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Possibly Via dei Fori Imperiale leading to the Coloseum.

Probably the Olympic Stadium, north west of the city.

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Photo taken from 180 degrees in the wrong direction! Still, it does identify the site, Stadio dei Marmi, Foro Italico, Roma. But it does show how important it is to take a copy of the "then" pics from the site before you go sleuthing.

Constantine's arch, near the Colloseum, with the Vittorio Emanuelle monument in the background. Or is it Tito's arch?

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Couldn't get the same elevation. Tito's, or Titus's in Latin, arch at the top of the Roman forum. SJ

Could that be the Forum behind the flag?

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The three pillars of the temple of Castor and Pollux would confirm the Forum, with Jeremy Kemp obscuring some of the Palatine. SJ

Ah! But possibly just at the back of Constantine's Arch.

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Actually Kemp and co. are standing between the side of Titus' arch and the south side of the Basilica Francesca Romana. SJ

Mmmm again

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No more mmms. The Basilica Francesca Romana as above. SJ

Yes, that seems to be the place, Arco di Constantino, he who invented Constantinople before it became Istanbul.

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It's Titus's arch. It has more pronounced fascia (or do I mean cyma?) than Constantine's. This replaces my effort from August 2011 where I had the wrong side. SJ

Think this is Tito's Arch, just a tad to the west of Constantine's one.

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Confirmed. SJ

This is the little street leading from Tito's arch to the Colloseum down which the Girls of St Trinians stormed.

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via Sacra. SJ

Tito's approach.

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via Sacra again with rather too much clutter. SJ

Yes, Tito in the back row, Constantine in the front stalls.

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Now. SJ

Connie's arch.

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Arch of Con. SJ

Coming round the Colloseum, heading east.

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Now. SJ

Is that Santa Maria Maggiore? Big Mary's church. And the street might be Via Carlo Alberto.

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Even greater than that. Il Papa's place, St Peter's, Vatican and Castel Sant'Angelo to the right. SJ

And then we zip off to Castel San Angelo, north west of the center of Rome.

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Ponte Sant'Angelo/Pons Aelius. SJ

San Angelo again.

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Further south. SJ

Not much to go on here. The runner is going in southern or western direction, his shadow is behind him and there are six arched doorays on the right. Need a Roman specialist location sleuth for this one.

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Easy in the end as it's a reverse POV of gs038. via del Banco di San Spirito. SJ

Castel Sant' Angelo

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And down the via del Banco di S. Spirito. The big door belongs to the palazzo Alberini. SJ

Piazza Navons, often appears in films in, on or around Roma.

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Now. SJ

Is this still Piazza Navona?

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It is: the east side. SJ

......and again, from the other end.

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Looking south. SJ

This might be the Trevi Fountain on the left, remember La Doce Vita?

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Still the piazza Navona: the Trevi's to the east and comes up later. SJ

Yup, Trevi it is. No 'tisn't says Simon, "I reckon that's not the Trevi but the Fontana dei Quattro Fiume by Bernini: a dead cardinal ends up here in the water in Angels and Demons.

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The middle and most celebrated of the three fountains in the piazza. This piazza was where "agones" were held in Roman times. And "agones" means "Games". SJ

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A wide street, so not city centre, but where?

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Another street, a bit narrower, maybe a hill or a slope.

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.......and another street, shops and offices.

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Greenery in the distance, uphill, and an archway or fountain or monument?

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Shops, hill, narrow........?

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Church at the back, Cine Foto on the right, not much to go on.

Corner of Piazza Trevi.

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Now, minus elevation. SJ

Trevi Square.

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And again. SJ

Fountain on the left.

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Rather crowded, as usual. SJ

Ristorante Trevi, a clue if ever there was one. Trevi Tuck Shoppe. And a bit of the fountain, missing only Anita Ekberg.

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Again. SJ

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Narrow, and sloping down.

It says --FATINA on the wall, corner of Trevi Square.

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Perhaps it was infatina. SJ

We've been here before.

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I feel as though I have. SJ

...SORE', corner of Trevi Square.

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Aznavour is running west into the piazza dei Crociferi. SJ

Is this the monument to Mussolini, near the stadium, NE of Rome? Inscribed like an Egyptian pylon DUX, Duce, Mussolini's title.

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Yes it is. Still there as a monument, a warning, and a reminder, against Fascism. View from the bridge across the Tiber, Ponte Duca d'Aosta, leading towards the Olympic Stadio dei Marmi, Stadium of the Marble Statues, rather than Stadium of the Marbles.

Could the imposing building on the right be the one that was in the left distance in the last photo?

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Not a building, but a monumental block showing and commemorating the Italian fight against the Germans in the First World War. One of four on the Ponte Duca d'Aosta. Perhaps a wide-angle rather than a telephoto lens might have been better, and a 180 degree swivel!

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Bet this is still there.

DUCE! DUCE! DUCE!

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Monument to Mussolini's folly. Lest we forget.

The stadium. Entry to the stadium, many 1930's statues remain. But no, the stadium ramp is marble lined, so this was a fudge perhaps shot against one of the walls of Roma.

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See, marble walls. They try it on, these film directors, but they can't fool us!

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