Les endroits imaginaires

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

Super-location

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

Captain America – or should that be Captain Manchester?

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?

In the footsteps of the Corleone Family

    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

A Brief Encounter at Milford Junction

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