Locations in film

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  1. Went back to Sheiffield last month to scatter my Dads ashes, but thats another story.

    Whilst there I went round the family`s old homes, no family left there now. and took some pictures of the place I lived in when I was 4-7years old.

    Any way back to film, just watched a film called "4 Lions" about home grown inept/brain dead Jihadists, a daft film but good in parts. In the part just be for the 1st one manages to accidently blow himself and a sheep up, they drive down Argyle Road past our old house(painted blue and white) opposite Bishopscourt Road and down to Meersbrook park where they are overtaken by a milkfloat and where I went sledging as a kid.

    Any one else seen bits in films where they grew up?
  2. I thought Fours Lions a brilliantly funny film and still smile when thinking about how they tried to shoot the UAV down :)
    My story doesn't involve where I lived but my friends dads who were working as extras in the Battle of Britain film which was filmed at Duxford in 1968/69.
    I remember them going off over there every day on their shift days off and returning with stories of the special effects and great stunts etc, then one evening telling us how they used too much explosive and actually blew up one of the listed hangars,(the scene where Kenneth Moore tells off Susanna Yorke about her scruffy WAAF's) luckily they were there to help put out the ensuing fire and today if you google map Duxford you can see where the hangar used to be.

  3. The Commitments.

    The bit with the horse in the lift "because the stairs will kill him." I know the place well.
  4. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer


    I use to spend the odd evening in the 'Volcano' nightclub at the bottom of Byres Road. Sadly it got pulled down a number of years ago. The scenes at Jordanhill sec school where Renton meets Kelly Mcdonald. I'm sure theres a scene which was filmed under the Kingston Bridge.
  5. Not many films were made where I grew up as it's not an area which attracts film-making but I've frequented a few places as an adult which have featured in films; I've also often had to walk around the actual sets myself, having often found streets closed for filming when I have been walking home late at night, films like The Saint and Highlander. I was invited onto the set of Highlander by the techie guys.

    I know many of the locations used for the Bridget Jones films very well, especially the one where, towards the end of the film, Mark Darcy vanishes and she chases after him in the snow in not much more than her lingerie and finds him ... clutching the new diary which he has just bought for her. I remember watching that bit with a wry smile as it takes her about 3 minutes to get from her flat to his arms ... in reality, it would have taken her quite a bit longer, as she starts off south of the river.
  6. Trainspotting (1996) - Filming locations
  7. Remember seeing one of the old WW11 movies, The Guns of Navarone or similar. The German sentry guarding the goods wagons, which proudly displayed PSTO(N). Filmed in Devonports South Yard.
  8. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

    Canniesburn Hospital I know very well and never spotted it in the film. It shutdown many years ago and the main building is now flats, with some of the outbuildings being townhouses. Next time I watch Trainspotting I'm going to have a look out for the scene.

    Cheers sol.
  9. Being a bit black I find I examine the Kraal scenes in Zulu to see if I should be homesick.

    On a more serious note I have seen my first ever British address in Manchester in quite a few documentaries, and a house my parents lived in in Birmingham for a while was next door to a famous woman tennis player.
    I think nigh mare on elm street was filmed in our road.:slow:
  10. (granny)

    (granny) Book Reviewer

    Shared a sandwich with Kathrine Hepburn, sat on the film set for .Summer Madness'. In Venice. Be jealous everyone.
  11. Fuckin hell granny's first draft was the "Africa Queen"
  12. Not a film but the in the 70's sitcom Sykes, Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques house was in the small side street that I grew up in.
  13. Saw them film THE CRUEL SEA and GIFT HORSE in Guzz in my childhood - imagine it, destroyers with 4 funnels ! Strange, or what ?
  14. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Was having a cuppa with JJ in his basement, various snuff movies came to mind.
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  15. A scene from a Ben Dover porn film was filmed in the beer garden of my old local, my gran used to live next door to the house where they filmed the opening scenes of The Railway Children and if you look very carefully you will see me playing a Russian pongo in the new X Men film.

    That's about as far as my Hollywood credentials stretch.

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