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World Film Locations: Liverpool

Outside of the capital London, no other British city has attracted more filmmakers than Liverpool. Sometimes standing in for London, New York, Chicago, Paris, Rome, or Moscow, and sometimes playing itself—or a version of its own past in Beatles biopics—Liverpool is an adaptable filmic backdrop that has attracted filmmakers to its ports for decades. A place of passion, humor, and pride, Liverpool evokes caverns and cathedrals, ferries and football grounds; it is a city so vivid we see it clearly even if we’ve never been there. From the earliest makers of moving images—among them the Mitchell & Kenyon film company, the Lumière brothers, and pioneering early cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene—who preserved the city, the river, the docks, the streets, and the people, Liverpool has endured as a cinematic destination. This collection celebrates that survival instinct and will be welcomed by enthusiasts of British cities, films, and culture.

128 pages | 50 color plates | 6 x 9

World Film Locations

Film Studies

Travel and Tourism: Travel Writing and Guides

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Table of Contents


Scenes 1-8 (1897-1958)

Scenes 9-16 (1959-1984)

Scenes 17-24 (1985-1990)

Scenes 25-32 (1990-1997)

Scenes 33-39 (199802003)

Scenes 40-46 (2007-2012)


Liverpool: City of the Imagination

      Julia Hallam

A Case of Coup De Foudre: A Producer’s Personal Perspective on Liverpool and Film

      Roger Shannon

With Hope in Your Heart: Scouse Sport On-Screen

      David Parkinson

I Know a Place: Terence Davies’s Liverpool

      Wendy Everett

Play Rough: The Post-War Liverpools of the Magnet, the Clouded Yellow and Violent Playground

      Jacqui Miller

The Last of Liverpool: Liminal Journeys Around the Port City

      Les Roberts

This Land’s the Place I Love and Here I’ll Stay: Merseybeat on Film

      Nick Riddle


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