Thursday, December 28, 2006


I used to live where a number of shots were taken. I was coming home from school on the school bus and we were stopped and had to wait for them to finish filming at the mill. I was 9 years old.
Pic 12 is along the Stanwellmoor Road, it is a road that runs between two reseviors. In the film there is a Merrimens lorry coming onto the road, it was genuine, there was a works there. Genevieve has a lot of meaning for me. The film was made in 1953 not 1963.

The L Shaped Room - Photo. No. 5

Photo No. 5 showing "Burlington Mews East" was in fact the house on the corner of that Mews and Moorhouse Road in Paddington, London W.2. At that time I lived in Burlington Mews West. Both Mews's have now been demolished and there is a housing estate there now. The other houses in the other photographs look as though they were in the same vicinity.

Friday, December 15, 2006

The places of the cinema

Hi film sleuths,

Recently published, a fabulous new book on Italian film locations “I luoghi del cinema”, “The places of the cinema”, which contains references to 700 locations in 1500 movies.

So therefore who needs ReelSreets – Italia?

Well, everyone really, because this wonderful book can only afford a couple of shots to each film and we can devote endless web pages to dozens of “thens” and dozens more “nows”.

However as a starter guide it couldn’t be better.

Here in Umbria, Italy, we’re now starting a “Curry and Flicks” series of evenings. Curries are almost unheard of in most parts of Italy as the Italians had no cultural or imperial contact with Asia, and the flicks will be our old movies. So you bring along your Asiatic culinary delights, to share, and we all watch and talk about.................. old films.

So, if you’re ever in Italy, let us know, and you can come along. But let us know in advance because we’re starting trips to the films sites, Rome, Brescello, Po Valley, Naples etc that are listed on our ReelStreets – Italia Film List.

We’re also starting on the USA, west and east coast, Germany, Austria and France, so, if you know about films with good outdoor locations, let us know.

Ciao, and Buon Natale, …………..Bye, and Happy Christmas
John Tunstill.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Some Italian Film Locations. Have you some more?

Ladri di Bicicletti, Bicycle Thieves,
Roma, Lazio

Riso Amaro (1949) Bitter Rice
Tenuta Veneria, Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy
Prisaie del Vercellese, Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy

La Strada, The Street
Bagnoregio, Viterbo, Lazio; Ovindoli, L’Aquila, Abruzzo

La Dolce Vita, (1960)
Bassano Romano, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy
Fontana di Trevi, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Passo Oscuro, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Quirinal Palace, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Saint Peter's Church, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Terme di Caracalla, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Tivoli, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Via Veneto, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Le Petit Monde de Don Camillo (1952)
Brescello, Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Roman Holiday (1953)
Bocca della Verita, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Cafe Rocca, Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Castel Sant' Angelo, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Fontana di Trevi, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Piazza Venezia, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Piazza del Pantheon, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Piazza di Spagna, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Spanish Steps, Chiesa di Trinità dei Monti, Rome, Lazio, Italy
The Colosseum, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Tiber River, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Via Margutta 51, Rome, Lazio, Italy
(Joe Bradley's apartment)
Via Margutta, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Via dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, Lazio, Italy
(where Bradley finds the princess asleep on a bench)
Via della Stamperia 85, Rome, Lazio, Italy

(Barbiere where the princess has her hair cut)

Firenze, Torino

Jack Lemon in a film where his dad dies on his annual holiday with his Italian girlfriend.....Naples perhaps

Vulcano (1950)
Salina Island, Aeolian Islands, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Via Marguta
Roma, via Marguta?

The Agony and the Ecstasy
Todi, Umbria

Toto’s films

Alberto Sordi’s films

Death in Venice

Don’t Look Now

Friday, December 01, 2006

Train Of Events

Firstly I should like to both thank and congratulate on such a fantastic site. There are three films I am really keen to get hold of, one of which, 'Train Of Events', is listed on the site and the other two you might be able to point me in the direction of: 'Man In The Sky' (Jack Hawkins) and 'Terror On A Train'/'Time Bomb' (Glen Ford). I do have a number of film of the same type that you may wish to swap.

Thanks in anticipation,
Tony Haynes


Good to hear from you, but can't help with the other two films. We'll blog your case.

Best wishes

Look Back in Anger

South London, The Happy Wanderers appeared in Look Back in Anger, my uncle John Burns was part of the band, trying to get information on the others.
Joan Paparo