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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.

3 comments:

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

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

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

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