Friday, 19 March 2010

it's a London thing

Being born in this wonderful City I am amazed that there re not more movies set here. When you go to New York you are amazed by the familiarity that has seeped in over decades of watching movies set there. Here’s my list of movies set in London, mostly contemporary, that bring a feeling of the city to the screen
The Long good Friday
Nil by mouth
An American werewolf in London
The Ladykillers
A fish called Wanda
Eastern Promises
Secrets and lies
10 Rillington place
London to Brighton
Withnail and I
Blow up
The Ipcress file
The Big sleep (1978)
Shaun of the dead
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (of course)
Honourable mentions to these films that are partially set in London
The Thirty nine steps (1939), A Hard days night, In the name of the Father, Sexy Beast.
And the worst…

1. Honest
2. Breaking and entering
3. Love honour and obey
4. Dealers
5. Spice girls: the movie
6. King Ralph
7. Rocknrolla
8. Wimbledon
9. Absolute beginners
10.Basic instinct 2

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