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1Foxhunter
Jun 7, 2007, 8:29am

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2aluvalibri
Jun 7, 2007, 8:35am

WOW! This is interesting indeed. Thanks, Foxhunter!!

3knowthyself
Jun 17, 2007, 11:01am

4knowthyself
Jun 17, 2007, 11:07am

You can even narrow it down to your favourite London spot:

Albert Bridge, Battersea, London, UK

1. "Doctor Who" (1963) TV Series 8.9/10 (636 votes)
2. "Wonderful You" (1999) (mini) TV Series 8.7/10 (33 votes)
3. Absolute Beginners (1986) 5.4/10 (840 votes)
4. Clockwork Orange, A (1971) 8.4/10 (105776 votes)
...aka Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971) (USA: poster title)
5. Maybe Baby (2000) 5.2/10 (1874 votes)
6. Sliding Doors (1998) 6.8/10 (16540 votes)

Ain't technology wonderful? 8-)

5beatles1964
Mar 19, 2009, 1:48pm

It's been a long time since anyone has posted here so I'll get the ball rolling again. I hve come up with some movies to add to the above list:

7. Notting Hill (1999)
8. Wimbkedon ( 2004)
9. London (2006) We can't not have some movies with the word London somewhere in the title since it is a movie list about London.
10. 28

6beatles1964
Mar 19, 2009, 1:48pm

It's been a long time since anyone has posted here so I'll get the ball rolling again. I hve come up with some movies to add to the above list:

7. Notting Hill (1999)
8. Wimbkedon ( 2004)
9. London (2006) We can't not have some movies with the word London somewhere in the title since it is a movie list about London.
10. 28 Days

7beatles1964
Edited: Mar 19, 2009, 2:09pm

It's been a long time since anyone has posted here so I'll get the ball rolling again. I hve come up with some movies to add to the above list:

7. Notting Hill (1999)
8. Wimbledon ( 2004)
9. London (2006) We can't not have some movies with the word London somewhere in the title since it is a movie list about London.
10. 28 Days Later (2003)
11. 28 Weeks Later (2007)
12. Giant Behemoth (1959)
13. Reign Of Fire (2002)
14. Finding Neverland (2004)
15. Gorgo (1961)
16. Monster Of London (1964)
17. Konga (1961)
18. Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)
19. Frightened City (1962)
20. Sex A Go Go (1972) What a great title for a movie. I've never seen it before but might be worth watching it sometime.
21. The Lodger (1926)
22. Frenzy (1972)
23. The Holiday (2006)

We can continue to make up a Movie List and see what other titles we can come up with as well. Plus there are also a ton of footage of Rock Concerts shot in London too. Like The Beatles' London for instance and also some TV Series too like Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister are titles that come immediately to mind. I know there had been a Mini-Series called UltraViolet about Vampires that had Jack Davenport from Coupling in it. I'm not sure if UltraViolet had actually been filmed in and around London.

Beatles1964

8Foxhunter
Mar 19, 2009, 2:01pm

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9beatles1964
Mar 19, 2009, 2:07pm

The Hunting of the Snark is a new one to me. Is it an Animated Movie, Science Fiction, Fantasy? Is it available on Video Tape or DVD? You got me curious to find out what The Hunting of the Snark is all about and maybe even getting a copy of it so I can watch it.

Beatles1964

10Foxhunter
Mar 20, 2009, 5:30am

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11Grammath
Mar 20, 2009, 9:37am

Woody Allen has recently developed a fondness for shooting in London. Match Point (2005) and Scoop (2006) were both filmed here and show a distinct lack of understanding of the city. You're welcome to my hometown anytime, Woody, but please stick to writing about and filming New York.

If memory serves me correctly, Match Point has a scene set in the restaurant on the 7th floor of the Tate Modern art gallery. There's also a scene here in the film version of Ian McEwan's Enduring Love.

Ealing Studios were in west London, so inevitably some of their films were London set, such as The Ladykillers and Passport to Pimlico (Pimlico is a Thamesside London suburb, now very upmarket for the most part).

Hanif Kureishi is a screenwriter as well as a novelist. He made his name with My Beautiful Launderette a cross-cultural gay love story, in the early 1980s, his leading man being the previously unknown Daniel Day Lewis. If you're looking for films with London in the title, his London Kills Me (1991) ought to be on there, although it is not much of a movie.

My favourite recent London set movie is David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises, set in the city's Russian community. Michael Winterbottom's Wonderland (1999) is an excellent portrayal of London life too.

Final bit of trivia - I grew up in the London suburb where the 1970s sitcom The Good Life was filmed.

12beatles1964
Edited: Mar 20, 2009, 10:19am

I love that Comedy. The entire Series had been out on DVD for quite awhile now. I first got hooked on in the early 80s when they were showing it on our local PBS Station. At the same time they were also showing A Fine Romance and To The Manor Born as well. So I got hooked on all of those shows and watched them on a regular basis until they were taken off the air. The Good's neighbours were the Ledbetter's and they often went over there to ask them to do some kind of a favor for them. I remember the Good's made their own clothes, owned chickens, a goat and some pigs too. These shows are also on DVD now too. I have always wanted to buy the Complete Sets for The Good Neighbors, A Fine Romance and To The Manor Born. You know I would love to have some neighbours like the Good's.

Beatles1964

13winterreise
Mar 20, 2009, 4:08pm

You should try the Mediatheque at BFI South Bank (formerly the NFT). They have hundreds of complete films about and set in London that you can watch free of charge.

14beatles1964
Edited: Jan 11, 2011, 1:46pm

Wow, it's been a real long time since anyone has bothered posting here so I'll get it started once again. I was wondering if anyone here remembers a 2004 TV Series called Ny-Lon. It's about a New York City Record Store Clerk and a London Stock Broker in a rocky romance between the two. According to Google it only had seven episodes before it was taken off the air. I think NY-Lon should've been given more a chance to find it's core viewers. All of a sudden out of nowhere this title just came to me. I hope all
the episdoes will eventually be put on DVD. I hope I wasn't the only one who watched all seven episodes of Ny-Lon.

Beatles1964

15staffordcastle
Jan 11, 2011, 4:16pm

The Pierce Brosnan Bond film "The World Is Not Enough" starts off with a huge chase sequence in boats on the Thames, through the Isle of Dogs and ending at the Millenium Dome.