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Visiting filming locations and other movie adventures with Jarno Mahlberg. Some of these locations have been covered elsewhere, but all represent my own research and view. Enjoy, comment and follow.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Visiting Filming Locations of "An American Werewolf in London" (1981) in London, England, UK

Directed by John Landis
Produced by George Folsey, Jr., Jon Peters and Peter Guber
Written by John Landis
Starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter and Griffin Dunne

The film's plot consist of two young American men, David Kessler (played by Naughton) and Jack Goodman (played by Dunne), attacked by a werewolf on a backpacking holiday in England. With Jack killed, David is taken to a London hospital, where his disturbing apparitions of his deceased friend informs him that he is a werewolf and will transform at the next full moon. Principal photography for the film was shot in London, Surrey, and Wales.

The film was one of three high-profile wolf-themed horror films released in 1981, alongside The Howling and Wolfen. Over the years, the film has accumulated a cult following and has become a cult classic. -Wikipedia

64 Coleherne Road, Earl's Court.

Trafalgar Square

Piccadilly Circus.

The ending takes place at Clink Street.

This angle is from Clink Street but some sources say that it's Winchester Walk.

Visiting Filming Locations of "Repulsion" (1965) in London, England, UK

Directed by Roman Polanski
Produced by Gene Gutowski
Screenplay by Roman Polanski, Gérard Brach and David Stone
Story by Roman Polanski and Gérard Brach
Starring Catherine Deneuve, Yvonne Furneaux and Ian Hendry

Repulsion is a 1965 British psychological horror film directed by Roman Polanski, and starring Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser and Yvonne Furneaux. The screenplay was based on a scenario by Gérard Brach and Polanski. The plot focuses on a young woman who is left alone by her vacationing sister at their apartment, and begins reliving traumas of her past in horrific ways. Shot in London, it was Polanski's first English-language film and second feature length production, following Knife in the Water (1962). -Wikipedia

 Muriel’s Kitchen on background in South Kensington.

The Hoop and Toy, 34 Thurloe Place, South Kensington.
Around the South Kensington Underground Station

Thurloe's, 31 Thurloe Place, South Kensington

Visiting Filming Locations of "28 Days Later..." (2002) in London, England, UK

Directed by Danny Boyle
Produced by Andrew Macdonald
Written by Alex Garland
Starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston

The plot depicts the breakdown of society following the accidental release of a highly contagious virus and focuses upon the struggle of four survivors to cope with the destruction of the life they once knew. The title is a reference to the official amount of time for a retail purchase to be delivered to the recipient in the U.K. (similar to the U.S. business phrase "Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery"), possibly suggesting that a civilization could fall in the time it takes to send a package.

28 Days Later features scenes set in normally bustling parts of London such as Westminster Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, Horse Guards Parade and Oxford Street.

To depict these locations as desolate, the film crew closed off sections of street for minutes at a time, usually in early morning before sunrise on Sundays and would have typically around 45 minutes after dawn, to shoot the locations devoid of traffic and members of the public - to minimise disruption. Portions of the film were shot on a Canon XL1 digital video camera. DV cameras are much smaller and more manoeuvrable than traditional film cameras, which would have been impractical on such brief shoots.

For the London scene where Jim walks by the overturned double-decker bus, the film crew placed the bus on its side and removed it when the shot was finished, all within 20 minutes.

Much of the filming took place prior to the 11 September attacks and in the audio commentary, Boyle notes the parallel between the "missing persons" flyers seen at the beginning of the film at Piccadilly Circus and similar flyers posted in New York City in the wake of the attacks.
Boyle adds that his crew probably would not have been granted permission to close off Whitehall for filming after the terrorist attacks in New York. A clapperboard seen in one of the DVD extra features shows filming was still taking place on 8 October 2001. -Wikipedia

Visiting Filming Locations of "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999) in London, England, UK

Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Produced by Stanley Kubrick
Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Frederic Raphael
Based on Traumnovelle by Arthur Schnitzler
Starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack and Marie Richardson

Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 erotic thriller film loosely based upon Arthur Schnitzler's 1926 novella Traumnovelle (Dream Story). The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. It was his last film, as he died six days after showing his final cut to Warner Bros. studios. The story, set in and around New York City, follows the sexually charged adventures of Dr. Bill Harford, who is shocked when his wife, Alice, reveals that she had contemplated an affair a year earlier. He embarks on a night-long adventure, during which he infiltrates a massive masked orgy of an unnamed secret society.

The film was mostly shot in the United Kingdom (aside from some exterior establishing shots), and included a detailed recreation of some exterior Greenwich Village street scenes at Pinewood Studios. The film spent a long time in production, and holds the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous film shoot period, at 400 days. -Wikipedia

Dr. Bill is stalked by a sinister man as he walks along Hatton Garden, where New York-style payphones were installed between numbers 32 and 38.

The stalker, who appears to be across the street, is actually on Worship Street.

The final Christmas shopping scene was filmed on the ground floor of London's famous West End toyshop Hamley’s, Regent Street.

source: movie-locations.com