Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Reelstreets Walkabout

MAY 2010

ReelStreets London Walkabout and ReelStreets Italian Walkabout.

From 10 am, until we can't anymore, an exploration of London's, and Italy's, as yet unrecorded, ReelStreets sites and locations.

Everyone is welcome.

Provisional programme:

May 5th, Wednesday, Tuscany / Umbria ( cheap flights from Stanstead - Perugia by RyanAir)

May 11th, Tuesday, London City and East End
May 13th, Thursday, London West End and West
May 15th, Saturday, North London
May 16th, Sunday, South London

May 26th, Wednesday, Roma ( various cheap flights available, Go, Baby, EasyJet, Buzz etc)

No charge for the tour.

Sites will need to have identifiable architectural detail, will need an actor in the original scene, and be a feature film made more than 20 years ago.

You will need to grab the stills from any film you wish to explore with us,

* Run the VHS tape or DVD through your PC, and use the FREE programme from - gom.com - to grab the stills.
* Use another FREE programme, - picassa.com - to make thumbnail prints, to print out the scenes that we all need in order to identify the locations and the camera angles.

See you in May.

John Tunstill


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Films with Irish Locations

Some Irish films for our lists sent in by Michael Hill:

Film: The Blue Max
Year: 1965
Stars: George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress, Anton Diffring, Derren Nesbit
Locations: Dublin, Fermoy, Wicklow, Western Aerodrome, Leixlip, Co Kildare

Film: Captain Lightfoot
Year: 1954
Stars: Rock Hudson, Finlay Currie, Kathleen Ryan
Locations: Clogherhead, County Louth, Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Film: Face of Fu Manchu
Year: 1964
Stars: Christopher Lee, Nigel Green, James Roberson Justice, Howard Marion-Crawford
Locations: Dublin, Ireland

Film: The First Great Train Robbery
Year: 1979
Stars: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Leslie-Anne Down, Michael Elphick, Wayne Sleep
Locations: Heuston Station, Dublin ( formerly named Kingsbridge Station ) Bray, Cork, Moate, Dublin, Trinity College

Film: The Gentle Gunman
Year: 1952
Stars: John Mills, Dirk Bogard, Robert Beatty, Elizabeth Sellars, Barbara Mullen, Joseph Tomelty, Gilbert Harding
Locations: Ireland

Film: Gorgo
Year: 1960
Stars: Bill Travers, Bruce Seaton
Locations: Coliemore Harbour, Dublin, Ireland

Film: Of Human Bondage
Year: 1964
Stars: Kim Novak, Robert Morley, Nanette Newman, Lawrence Harvey, Siobhan McKenna, Roger Livesey
Locations: Ireland

Film: Sally’s Irish Rogue
Year: 1958
Stars: Julie Harris
Locations: Ireland

Film: The Siege of Sidney Street
Year: 1960
Stars: Donald Sinden, Kieron Moore
Locations: Dublin, Ireland

Film: Ten Little Indians
Year: 1965
Stars: Shirley Eaton, Leo Genn, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Dennis Price
Locations: Austria, and Dublin, Ireland