London Film Location Guide

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Batsford, 2007 - Performing Arts - 276 pages
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This intriguing guide to London locations used in movies covers the whole of the metropolis area by area, so you'll be able to find streets where you live, work or play, whether in Chelsea, Greenwich or Whitechapel. The book reveals the cinematic moments of a range of named streets, pubs, libraries, shops and offices that Londoners know and love. The book includes 'then' and 'now' photographs – stills from the films and the same locations photographed recently. A comprehensive index enables you to easily find the streets and areas that you know.

 

The films featured include those famously set in London – 'Notting Hill', 'Love Actually', 'Patriot Games', 'Alfie', 'Basic Instinct 2' – as well as those that contained seminal scenes set in the capital. Some interesting shots of London mocked up to look like foreign climes, from Amsterdam to Vietnam. The author's painstaking research covers films from the 1940s and 1950s – including the great Ealing productions – right up to the recent Shaun of the Dead.

 

The book offers delights for both film buffs and London enthusiasts. 

 

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Simon James teaches Latin at Westminster school in London, where he has lived and worked for many years. An avid cinephile, he is also the author of the London film guide.

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