Films set in Glasgow, without squalor, neds, or gangsters ?

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Postby Alex Glass » Sun Apr 23, 2006 12:29 am

Good Morning HH Thought that would get a reaction from you.

Only pulling your leg. Peter is a great actor and I enjoyed the film too.
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Postby HollowHorn » Sun Apr 23, 2006 12:32 am

onyirtodd wrote:Agreed. Fine film but squalid.


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I finally got the DVD today in the mail, so I could watch this film. Now I'm from the Netherlands and my English is pretty good, but my Scottisch is not so good (thank god for the subtitles :)). But, I did get the general message, which is pretty global. What Joe is dealing with, trying to stay sober and creating a good life for himself and his "family". Its very recognizable.

The acting was brilliant, and very very honest and realistic. There just aren't enough films like these. One's with REAL stories to tell, real life stories. What is so wrong with watching reality? Normal life is hard enough, and its OK to show that. We don't always have to see all the glitter and glamour of Hollywood.

People go see this film, if I had ten thumbs, I would give him ten thumbs UP.

Thank you Mr. Mullan and all the others working on this film for this beautiful honest film.

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Postby HollowHorn » Sun Apr 23, 2006 12:36 am

Good morning to you too, Alex, are you not up a tad late when considering an assault on the WHW? Give yourself a rest, come simitry slouchin' with us instead. :wink:
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Postby gap74 » Sun Apr 23, 2006 12:37 am

Salt on our Skin, 1992 flick with Greta Scacchi set all over the world, but with Glasgow standing in for quite a few locations - I remember Glasgow Central being a railway station in Paris, for one.

That Sinking Feeling, not really squalor or gangsters, although it was shot when Glasgow was far from a pretty sight - a lightweight Bill Forsyth comedy about some young fellas who plot to steal kitchenware...
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Postby glasgowken » Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:06 am

I've consulted the rules (which i've just made up in my head) and i'm sorry to say "My Name is Joe" is squalid 8)

And unless i'm wrong (never seen it) I think "the House Of Mirth" was made in Glasgow, but was supposed to be New York, so that doesn't count. Nor does any other film which uses Glasgow to stand in for other locations :wink:
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Postby pamd » Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:33 am

Was 'Restless Natives' set in Glasgow? Low budget comedy as I recall.
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Postby Tamandee » Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:22 am

pamd wrote:Was 'Restless Natives' set in Glasgow? Low budget comedy as I recall.

Was that not Embra?
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Postby red_kola » Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:31 am

Tamandee wrote:Was that not Embra?

Yeah, but bits of it were filmed in Glasgow too. Characters running from Princes Street Gardens into the Anderston Centre, etc...
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Postby drks » Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:36 am

orphans!

depends how you define squalor i suppose, it does have a typical dodgy glasgow pub.
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Postby Shazbat » Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:26 am

What was the one with Frankie Miller and Billy Connolly? Bit 'gritty' mind.
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:28 pm

Peter McDougall's Just a Boy's Game is a masterpiece, a low-key story of life in a depressed Greenock, when the only ambition for the hard-cases is to be legendary hard-cases. Miller's performance is first-class, and Mackenzie's direction faultless.



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Postby Sydney Rosewater » Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:00 am

The above photie is a cracker. 2nd fae left's Alex Harvey, Billy Conolly in centre, And Frankie Miller at far right. Who're the rest?
I recognise the guy wi the big lapels at the back.
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Postby Tamandee » Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:42 am

Sydney Rosewater wrote:The above photie is a cracker. 2nd fae left's Alex Harvey, Billy Conolly in centre, And Frankie Miller at far right. Who're the rest?
I recognise the guy wi the big lapels at the back.

The man with the lapels is Jimmy Reid of UCS fame.
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Postby glasgowken » Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:56 am

Back on topic please (always wanted to say that ::): ).
Much as I love Billy Connolly, That is a hardman film, which falls outside the rules.
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Postby JayKay » Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:02 am

Salt on our Skin, 1992 flick with Greta Scacchi set all over the world, but with Glasgow standing in for quite a few locations - I remember Glasgow Central being a railway station in Paris, for one

Kelvingrove Museum as a University in Montreal as well as the Commercial Hotel (formerly of the top of Buchanan Street) for the 1940s wedding reception scenes.
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