Wednesday, September 30, 2009

NEW FILM: The Story of Adele H

Year: 1975

Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Bruce Robinson, Sylvia Marriott, Joseph Blatchley

Director: Francois Truffaut

Locations: Guernsey, Senegal

Plot: Victor Hugo’s daughter obsessively follows a soldier to Canada and Barbados, only to find her love constantly unrequited.

Number of Stills: 33
Number of 'Now' Shots: 12

Dirk Bogarde Film Title Request

Dirk Bogarde appeared in a film, location: The Rubbing House, Epsom Racecourse, Surrey.

I've recently bought the pub and I'm putting together some history dating back 300 years. I don't know the title.

Can anyone help?

The Rubbing House
Epsom Racecourse

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Additions

Some new additions to our library...

Carry On Loving, 1970, Windsor
Story of Esther Costello, 1957
I Was Monty's Double, 1958, Gibraltar
The Long Good Friday, 1980, London
Nuts in May, 1976
The Lodger (Phantom Fiend), 1932
L'Atalante, 1934, Paris, huge list of locations on imdb
Bellissima, 1951, Italia
Lion in Winter, 1968, France, Wales, Ireland
Milagro in Milano, 1951, Italia
Testament of Dr Mabuse, 1933, Germany
Prime of Miss Jean Brody, 1969, Edinburgh
Ossessione, 1943, Italia
My Beautiful Laundrette, 1985, SW London
Under Milk Wood, 1971, Fishguard, Wales
Play it Cool, 1962
The Corn is Green, 1979
I'm All Right Jack, 1959, Southall, London
Another Time, another Place, 1958, Polperro, Cornwall
Someone Behind the Door, 1971, Folkestone, Kent
The Firm, 1988, Birmingham & London
Womaneater, 1957
Deep End, 1971, Munich, Germany and London

...and if anyone needs a copy, have a look at our VHS/DVD swaps/sales list.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Blow Up / Leather Boys

Did these Stockwell Rockers, the Leather Boys, ever realise that they were outside the red painted buildings that were used in Blow Up?

Stockwell rockers from: Mary Evans Picture Library. Copyright.

West 11

We lived in the basement at no. 23 Colville Terrace during the 1970s and were always told that the flat had been used in the film. It involved an old man living in a room full of books. Never having seen the film, we can't confirm that. Only No 26 it seems is shown in the film, 23 should be on the other side of the streets.

Karen Gunnell

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Good Intentions

They say that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Perhaps we can update that to the “Reel Streets of Hell are paved with good intentions”. For example:

How many times have I received an email asking,

“Has anyone done, or is working on film “XXXXX”.
“No” say I, “Why?”
“ ‘cause I know all the locations, shall I photo them for you?” is the reply.
“Yes please,” say I, “I’ll give you a three month’s option on film XXXXX”.

And then, …………..deafening silence.

Then there are all the people who want to know about “Violent Playground”, made in Liverpool. All of them have the tape, all of them write long winded emails, all of them promise to make me a copy, and……………..I’m still holding my breath.

And then there are those, who NEED to know all the locations for film ABC, as soon as possible! Do they think of grabbing the stills, do they get out and about with their camera. Unhappily no, but they NEED to know, urgently.

Then there are the people who have dups, swaps or doubles of tapes / DVD’s etc.

“Would I like the spares?”.
“Yes please” say I, in hopeful anticipation,

and then…………….but then, you know who you are.

However, several surfers who have put their money where there mouths are, are listed on the sites, with our grateful thanks.

Oh, and the man who was going to send a copy of Zulu Dawn, for the site, perhaps he got an assegai up the Khyber on the way to the post office because the tape didn’t arrive here.

And the other two who know all the locations for “Sparrows Can’t Sing”, and “The Whisperers”, whatever happened to them I wonder???????????

Ah, the Whispering Singing Sparrers, I can just hear them twittering.

The other side of the coin, or street, is the huge amount of interest shown by real enthusiasts, those who have a little time and can spare a little effort to "put" for the common good, rather than simply "take" for their own use. These kind people are listed throughout the site, and will now appear on the home page as they submit photos that we can use. Our thanks to all of them, who make all our time and effort so well spent.

John Tunstill

PS. And if you're still "thinking" about doing something...........I'm still holding my breath.