World Film Locations: London
Distributed for Intellect Ltd
An exciting and visually focused tour of the diverse range of films shot on location in London, World Film Locations: London presents contributions spanning the Victorian era, the swinging ’60s, and the politically charged atmosphere following the 2005 subway bombings. Essays exploring key directors, themes, and historical periods are complemented by reviews of important scenes that offer particular insight into London's relationship to cinema. The book is illustrated throughout with full-color film stills and photographs of cinematic landmarks as they appear now—as well as city maps to aid those keen to investigate them.
From Terror on the Underground to Thames Tales to Richard Curtis's affectionate portrayal of the city in Love Actually, this user-friendly guide explores the diversity and distinctiveness of films shot in location in London.
Map of Scenes 1–8: 1927–1951
Victorian London: A Painterly Vision of the City Divided
Map of Scenes 9–16: 1951–1966
Ealing Studios: A Brief History of the Mecca of British film
Scott Jordan Harris
Map of Scenes 17–24: 1966–1978
Swinging London: Their Texts Are Loud But Never Square
Map of Scenes 25–32: 1980–1997
Going Underground: Strange Goings On Down Below...
Map of Scenes 33–40: 1997–2002
Richard Curtis: A Glamorized and Idealized London
Map of Scenes 41–50: 2003–2009
Thames Tales: Stories by the Riverside
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