Thursday, 27 August 2009

Brighton Rocks

This week, the news that BRIGHTON ROCK was getting a star studded remake got people excited. The classic film set the bar high for subsequent Brighton-set films, only reached by one other film:QUADROPHENIA. Our projectionist Jimmy, incidentally, was an extra on that film. It's a small town.

The chaps at VISIT BRIGHTON have produced a nice little guide to Brighton as a film set. Check it out here. They also produced a podcast, in which yours truly talks about the Duke of York's Picturehouse. You can listen here.

Other, lesser known films shot in Brighton: the Liam Neeson thriller UNDER SUSPICION, Kristin Scott Thomas' starrer A HANDFUL OF DUST (in which the Dukes makes a brief appearance) and Woody Allen's disastrous CASSANDRA'S DREAM.


  1. You didn't mention Me Without You. Anna Friel's character talks about watching Wild Strawberries at the Dukes.

  2. but it was actually filmed on the Isle of Man

  3. You're right I forgot that one. Some of it was actually filmed in Brighton.