Friday, January 26, 2007

submission rules


Reviewing your submission
All pics fine, well sleuthed, thanks

For your next submissions please read the submission rules with regard to file sizes, as here, in the wilds of central Italy, the internet connection is very low band width and large files clog up the system

Best wishes

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


Payroll (1961) starring Michael Craig and William Lucas was partly filmed in Newcastle upon Tyne. I was working at Lloyds Bank in Grey Street and filming took place at the bank and outside the Theatre Royal. I met William Lucas who was most charming.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Reelstreets home page

I would think that you would get more subscriptions if your home page showed some actual streets,

................have you actually tried clicking on the film list link, and then looking at the, more or less one hundred films that are available? There are several real streets

as opposed to buildings of note or entrances to flats.

...............which you will have found on our "home" page, and although you had time to write in with your complaint, you didn't, unhappily, have time to look deeper into the site.

I am afraid it does not inspire me to join until you show me some reel streets.

..............look again, this time via the link on the top right "Reel Streets Films" and hopefully you'll be pleased. And you can't get more real than the streets shown in Alfie or The Americanisation of Emily.

..............We've had about three million hits in the last 18 months, we have 150 or so films on site, have some 1500 pictures available, so seem to be doing something right, and have spent perhaps £20 000 on fees, charges, costs etc etc etc, so, to reduce the "national" debt a little, I look forward to your £10.00.

.............with best wishes
.............John Tunstill

Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Angry Silence

One Scene a Night shot outside a fish and chip shop.
Location was "Lincolns Fish n Chip shop, East Avenue, Hayes, Middx. I remember as a little boy standing with my dad watching it being made, as we lived in the same street.


This scene must have ended up on the cutting room floor. But, interesting
detail about Hayes. Do you recognise any of the shots on site?


Just got around to watching Angry Silence Again.
The Fish Shop Scene is there shortly after first vandalism shots,

( how far into the film Brian?)

the shop steward (Bernard Lee) confronts two young trouble makers outside, the hoarding to the left with advvertising on is on the back fence of the pub "The Royal Standard", if you look closley at the end of scene the camera pans to the left, showing, the flat fronted council houses in East Avenue, Hayes, Middx different from most of the other outside scenes, where the houses are mostly late Victorian bay window London types

........................well spotted Hawk Eye! Are any of the other scenes nearby?

Another thing is that although the scene shows people eating in the shop, this was never the case, it was always just a take away, half of the shop was empty up to the counter, and to the left was a wet fish sales slab used during the day, all on a concrete floor constantly wet, where old man Lincon, the owner, washed it down regularly in his old jacket with leather elbows, a chunky grey roll-neck jumper, large off white plastic apron, full length to ankles and wellington boots (never> ever> saw him in anything else)

..................fantastic human interest, thankyou.

If I get a chance I will take a photo as it is now, not much has changed, except the franchisees or owners
Best Regards Brian Duffy quick, there's a tenner on it! And, with the new RyanAir flights going from just down the road, in Perugia, for a couple of pounds, I might be tempted myself to take advantage of my own offer!!! But,seriously, now that you've let the cat out of the bag, take the shot before someone else does.
Thanks again John

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

A Kind of Loving

Hi John,

Whilst in Lancashire recently, I managed to identify a couple of locations from 'A Kind of Loving' that may be of interest to you.

The seaside resort where Alan Bates and June Ritchie arrive for their honeymoon is Lytham St. Annes, just a couple of miles down the coast from Blackpool. The pier in the background as they get off the bus is St. Annes Pier which, along with the adjacent gardens, looks pretty much the same today. However, chatting to locals, it would appear that the extreme seaward end of the pier was demolished in the 1980's following a fire.

................that's a good one.

The scene where Alan Bates meets June Ritchie and Patsy Rowland was shot in Miller Arcade in Preston. The arcade still exists but looks much grander than in the film and would appear to have been the subject of some extensive restoration work.

.................yes, we've got this, taken in August, but thanks all the same

I actually live in the North East of England and would be delighted to attempt to identify the locations any films which were shot in this area. In particular, I happen to know many of the locations used in 'Get Carter' which was filmed in this region in the 1970's.

..................So, lets make "Get Carter" your pet project. It's yours for 90 days from today. So everone else, hands off.
Do your best

Finally, congratulations on a great web-site - keep up the good work.
Brian Leng.

.................thanks and best wishes
John Tunstill

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Green Street

Hi there John, I really enjoyed looking at your site and found the site very interesting. I could not find an entry for "Green Street" starring Elijah Wood as a football hooligan

....................its not in my reference books, when was it made?

It was film at my local in the next street, This was used for the fight scenes outside the pub during the film. I can supply some photos if you like?
regards Paul

....................yes please

Green Street was made in 2004

...............and all our films have to be at least 20 years, sorry, not for us

and was released in America under the name "hooligans"
It follows a group of West Ham fans, although alot of the filming was done in West London (Brentford) because of problems filming in West Ham. It was a unglamorous look at hooliganism and got mixed reviews. I will get some pictures to you this weekend not, unless you keep them until 2024, I'll only be 84 then!!!

Keep going with the great site. There are a few more films that were located round my way too, such as Shakespeare in Love,

.............too new

I will try and get some info on them too
Regards Paul

...............but what about Fly a Flag for Poplar and the Alf Garnet Saga for starters
Best John