A slightly less successful location scout than previous times, but one that I had been waiting to do for a while. If you've mooched around the menu of this blog, or if you follow me on Twitter, you'll know that I'm a fan of Québecois director Xavier Dolan, and as I was heading for Montréal … Continue reading Les endroits imaginaires
Another in the series of 'On Location', where I stumble across views from movies. So yeah, Niagara Falls is a bit obvious, but I couldn't resist ... the scene in Superman II where Lois is starting to wonder whether ... well, you know. I'm with Clark on this one - it is impressive. Me: http://www.youtube.com/embed/zdllgTDPfao Richard Lester/Richard … Continue reading Super-location
I took myself off for a short pre-Christmas break in one of my favourite cities this weekend - Berlin! I've already described a couple of locations from The Bourne Supremacy in a previous post, and this time, I even did the complete 'get on a tram in Alexanderplatz' thing that Jason and Nicky did. But … Continue reading Inglorious Location
The Bourne films thrive on taking us on trips to various, usually European, locations, and I had the good luck to find myself in the heart of one of them a few years ago. Berlin is one of my favourite cities, and on a short break there I happened to notice a really good deal … Continue reading The Bourne Location
I've know about this location for, well, ages, but because it's in the town in which I live and is virtually on the doorstep, I didn't think any more of it until I started to put together my 'on location' posts. There's a part of Manchester city centre known as the Northern Quarter, and it … Continue reading Captain America – or should that be Captain Manchester?
There's a village near Palermo in Sicily called Corleone, which would lead you to believe that scenes from The Godfather films were shot here. However, the actual location for these scenes in on the other side of the island, shared between two different villages - Savoca and Forza d'Agrò. Fortunately, I was staying … Continue reading In the footsteps of the Corleone Family
Listening to Radio 4's The Film Programme podcast recently, I was surprised and excited to learn that Carnforth railway station - which played Milford Junction so well in David Lean's Brief Encounter - is not only a working station, but has a Heritage Centre celebrating the location filming of the Palme d'Or winning film. Carnforth … Continue reading A Brief Encounter at Milford Junction