Half Light

Date: 2006
Director: Craig Rosenberg
Production Company: Lakeshore Entertainment

Stars: Demi Moore, Henry Ian Cusick, Hans Matheson, Kate Isitt, James Cosmo, Joanna Hole, Therese Bradley, Mickey Wilson
Location(s): Cornwall, London, Anglesey, Gwynedd (Wales)

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Her son’s death sends a novelist to a remote Scottish village for recuperation but strange things start to happen to her mind and in reality, probably as she’s not in Scotland at all. SJ.

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A self-proclaimed "sea shack" at Millook, 5 miles from Bude, Cornwall.

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Taken from the road just to the south. The "then" must have been a very high tide but then the surfing is much celebrated here. SJ.

Another angle and yours to rent.

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And this is from a cliff path to the north off the road to Widemouth Bay. A former tea room and rent is currently £1,500 per week. SJ.

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Cornwall or Wales.

Moore walks from her Cornish cottage round the corner at Porthdinllean, Wales. This is on a peninsula jutting out to the Irish Sea, west of Nefyn and Anglesey.

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Bit of a scramble over rocks if the tide's high from the public car park off Lon Golff (Golf Lane) or a walk along a private road. RJ

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RJ matches the houses but not the all important rocks.

A sign on the pub. An Taigh (Gaelic for house) something inn: semi-tautological?

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Actually the sign's covering the Ty Coch Inn, i.e. the Red House Inn. RJ

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Sea, sand and wall. RJ

Bradley with Moore reflected in the window of the inn to the porch's right.

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The plants have jumped onto a different bench. RJ

Porthdinllean, Wales.

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Close-up of Bradley.

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It's the further windows and drainpipe we're interested in. RJ

Bradley and Moore

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Ty Coch Inn, Porthdinllean, Wales.

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Llanddwyn Island (only at high tide), Anglesey. The jetty was specially built. The stone wall is popular for tombstoning.

Mainland beach next to Llanddwyn.

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This is where Moore and Matheson ride. SJ.

Llanddwyn Island.

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The lighthouse is the key to the plot. SJ. But my original was not a great angle and the sky was less blue so the fraternal RJ version reigns supreme much to my chagrin.

Moore meets Matheson

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Good match. RJ

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Much plainer in real rather than half life. RJ

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RJ is a poor substitute.

Ynys Llanddwyn.

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Now. SJ.

Isitt at Leadenhall Market, London EC3.

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The same corner now, more visible, from Peter.

Isitt at Leadenhall Market, London EC3. I watched this scene being filmed on a Sunday morning.

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And Peter sent in this shot of the same location now.

The chapel ruins at Llanddwyn, which itself means church of St Dwynwen

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The original SJ "now" again fraternally replaced. RJ

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The very spot. RJ

The very spot again.

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Celtic cross has shrunk! RJ

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RJ (will you please hold the camera straight!)

Not an even a digital, just as well, as that would spoil the story.

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Llanbadrig: church of St Patrick, to the north of Anglesey.

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A hill shot. RJ

Llanbadrig, Cemaes, Anglesey.

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A crane shot so not easy to replicate. RJ

Wilson as the rector

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Beach just to the south of the lighthouse on Llanddwyn.

The interior of Llanbadrig.

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Just the same. RJ

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Same pew and there's some photographs from the film. RJ

Porthdinllean, Wales.

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Moore arrives for party at pub.

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Popular wall. RJ

Hole emerges from pub.

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Hole greets policeman husband Cosmo and Moore.

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Wrong angle, nice lamp. RJ

Moore enters the pub's interior

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Looks the same. RJ

Back to Llanbadrig.

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Horizon still looks wonky. RJ

Nice shot of Moore looking for graves.

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Same gravestones. RJ

Panning right.

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RJ doing same.

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More gravestones. Not props at all. RJ

More camera focus trickery

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And another inclined horizon. RJ

Wilson and Moore.

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Regent's Park Road near the corner of St Mark's Crescent, Primrose Hill, London NW1.

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Now. SJ