Thursday, August 26, 2010

NEW FILM ONLINE: "Atonement"

Year: 2007

Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Saoirse Ronan, Romola Garai, Vanessa Redgrave, Brenda Blethyn, Gina MacKee

Director: Joe Wright

Locations: London, Shropshire, Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Sussex

Plot: Romantic drama in which a juvenile false accusation alters too many lives.

Number of Stills: 40
Number of 'Now' Shots: 32

UPDATED FILM: "Violent Playground"

John Owens has kindly re-hashed Violent Playground to include 39 stills and 27 'now' shots.

Year: 1958

Stars: Stanley Baker, Anne Heywood, David McCallum, Peter Cushing and John Slater

Director: Basil Dearden

Locations: Liverpool

Plot: A Liverpool street gang, bossed by Rock n' Roll hoodlum - Johnny (David McCallum) at odds with Stanley Baker a police juvenile liason officer, who is also in love with the gang leaders sister (Anne Heywood).

Number of Stills: 39
Number of 'Now' Shots: 27

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

NEW FILM ONLINE: "Doctor Dolittle"

Year: 1967

Stars: Rex Harrison, Anthony Newley, Samantha Eggar, Richard Attenborough

Director: Richard Fleischer

Locations: Castle Combe, Wiltshire

Plot: Doctor Dolittle is a world-renowned veterinarian who speaks a wide array of animal languages. He sets off from his home in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, England, in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail. In so doing, he and his friends meet such exotic creatures as the Pushme-Pullyu and the Giant Moon Moth.

Number of Stills: 19
Number of 'Now' Shots: 19

NEW FILM ONLINE: "Crucible of Terror"

Year: 1971

Stars: James Bolam, Mary Maude, Mike Raven, Ronald Lacey, Melissa Stribling, Judy Matheson, Beth Morris

Director: Ted Hooker

Locations: London, Cornwall

Plot: Well as such. Artist uses real models for nefarious sculpting produce.

Number of Stills: 15
Number of 'Now' Shots: 7

Sunday, August 22, 2010

An Italian list of films

And now an Italian list of films that were popular in the UK and North America, with locations, where known, which are not already online, and are waiting to be adopted. Are there any others?

Bitter Rice - Piemonte

Avanti - Campania

Bicycle Thieves - Lazio

Life is Beautiful - Tuscany

Dolce Vita - Lazio

Tea With Mussolini - Tuscany

War and Peace - Piemonte

Garden of the Finzi Contini - Veneto

La Strada - Lazio

The Godfather - Sicily

Rollo and his Brothers - Lombardy

Mussolini, the Last Act - Lombardy

Paprika - Lombardy

Ieri, Oggi e Domani - Lombardy

Christ Stopped at Eboli - Basilicata

Agony and the Ecstasy - Umbria

Three Coins in the Fountain - Lazio

Two Women - Lazio

Von Ryan Express - Veneto

Pink Panther- Veneto

For Your Eyes Only- Veneto

From Russia With Love- Veneto

Mayerling- Veneto

Moonraker- Veneto


Summer Madness- Veneto

Farewell to Arms - Friuli

A Bell for Adano

Barefoot Contessa - Liguria

Pleasure Garden - Liguria

81/2 – Emilia Romagna

Vitellini Emilia - Romagna

Amarcord – Emilia Romagna

Room With a View - Tuscany

English Patient - Tuscany

Brother Sun, Sister Moon - Umbria

Divorce Italian Style - Tuscany

Francis of Asissi x 4 - Umbria

Ginger & Fred - Lazio

Sisi - Campania

New Cinema Paradiso - Sicily

Volcano - Sicily

Strombolli - Sicily

Spy Who Loved Me - Sardinia

Don Camillo

Correggioverde, Dosolo, Mantua, Lombardia, Italy

Gualtieri, Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Pomponesco, Mantua, Lombardia, Italy

San Benedetto Po, Mantua, Lombardia, Italy

Torre d'Oglio, Viadana, Mantua, Lombardia, Italy

Vatican City


Wonderfully nostalgic film with dozens of locations of the scruffier parts of New York city, Central Park, the Zoo and Ice Rink etc, and a small town in upstate New York, Melton.

Robert Ryan, Harry Bellafonte, Ed Begley, Gloria Grahame, Shelly Winters.

Has anyone a copy, can you pull the stills, and find the now photos?

Meg Richie

Saturday, August 21, 2010

NEW FILM ONLINE: "Street Corner"

Year: 1953

Stars: Peggy Cummins, Terence Morgan, Anne Crawford, Rosamund John, Barbara Murray, Eleanor Summerfield, Michael Medwin, Eunice Gayson, Dora Bryan

Director: Muriel Fox

Locations: London

Plot: A pseudo-documentary in style with an emphasis on the daily work and routine of women police built around three different story lines.

Number of Stills: 107
Number of 'Now' Shots: 41

Monday, August 09, 2010

NEW FILM ONLINE: "The Reckoning"

Year: 1970

Stars: Nicol Wiliamson, Ann Bell, Rachel Roberts

Director: Jack Gold

Locations: Birkenhead, Wallasey, Liverpool, Slough, London

Plot: Michael Marler, a successful business man in London, is about to make his way to the top. The death of his father brings him - after 37 years - back to his hometown Liverpool, where he is confronted with his lost Irish roots. He finds out that his father died because of a fight with some anglo-saxon teddy boys. It becomes "a matter of honour" for him, to take his revenge without involving the British police.

Number of Stills: 19
Number of 'Now' Shots: 11

All the Right Noises

I wrote a book about Fontwell racecourse and one of the people who used to work there said that part of this film had been shot there.

I have never seen the film but would like to so that I can verify this statement.
That's it - sorry he didn't have any pictures!

Jim Beavis