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

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Postby HollowHorn » Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:18 pm

Is the guy in front of the big yin, one of the Average White Band?
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:11 pm

Jimmy Dewar , Frankie Miller, Billy Connolly, Hamish Stuart,
Alex Harvey, and Jimmy Reid.
taken at the London Palladium.
Thanks to Annette Creedon for sharing this great piece of history
Picture copyright Ronnie Anderson who said of the picture
""The pic was taken at the Dorchester Hotel in London after Billy's First night
at the London Palladium. It was a helluva party.""


check the rest here

http://members.shaw.ca/shail/pictures7.htm
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Postby Sydney Rosewater » Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:56 pm

Ta.

That Sinking Feeling is the best film ever.

Good to spot the locations.

The warehouse they blag the sinks from is now the Abercromby Street Business Centre.
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Postby Alex Glass » Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:02 am

One of the actors in the film "That Sinking Feeling" was the son of the owner of a pub on Hamilton Road - the Woodside Inn if I remember right. He was pissed off at not being offered a part in "Gregory's Girl" wich came out not long after.
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Postby marginalwalker » Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:50 pm

That Sinking Feeling is the best film ever.

Good to spot the locations.

The warehouse they blag the sinks from is now the Abercromby Street Business Centre.



Ahh Robert Buchanan... What a wasted talent.
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Postby Sydney Rosewater » Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:49 pm

Alex Glass wrote:One of the actors in the film "That Sinking Feeling" was the son of the owner of a pub on Hamilton Road - the Woodside Inn if I remember right. He was pissed off at not being offered a part in "Gregory's Girl" wich came out not long after.


interestin...

Who was that exactly?

Most of the main guys from Sinking Feeling do appear in Gregorys girl.
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Postby Alex Glass » Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:27 pm

Sydney Rosewater wrote:
Alex Glass wrote:One of the actors in the film "That Sinking Feeling" was the son of the owner of a pub on Hamilton Road - the Woodside Inn if I remember right. He was pissed off at not being offered a part in "Gregory's Girl" wich came out not long after.


interestin...

Who was that exactly?

Most of the main guys from Sinking Feeling do appear in Gregorys girl.


I will need to speak with my brother and get his name. He played in a band as well or tried his hand at management.
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Postby Bex Bissell » Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:44 am

Blueboy wrote:Ae Fond Kiss.


The Brother n Laws Fish N Chip restaurant in at the Saltmarket was used in that film, took over it for 3 days and was paid an undisclosed sum, undisclosed as in the actual amount he received rather than the one he told his missus.

It was completely transformed from a chipy gloriously bedecked in Ferrari and Itallian football paraphernalia into something less, well something more Chippy like.
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Postby Sydney Rosewater » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:27 pm

Is your bro in laws chippy the central cafe?
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Postby MadameZiggy » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:31 pm

What I want to know is do you get free fish suppers?

Wish my bro-in-law owned a chippy! ::):
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Postby Bex Bissell » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:38 am

Sydney Rosewater wrote:Is your bro in laws chippy the central cafe?


It is indeed.
Fish n chips with side salad and free top ups of tea and coffee.
Nice touch.
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Postby Verbal Kint » Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:30 pm

Wilbur wants to kill himself
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Postby Toby Dammit » Sun May 14, 2006 12:32 am

The opening scenes of Sandy Mackendrick's gorgous Ealing Comedy, THE MAGGIE were filmed in Glasgow. No squalor or gangsters in sight. Just the titular puffer ran aground beside the St. Andrew's Suspention Bridge.

The same bridge is used at the end of AN ENGLISHMAN ABROAD, about the spy Guy Burgess's exile in Russia, but since Glasgow is standing in for Moscow (!) I guess that one doesn't count.

Swiss "free cinema" director Bertrand Tavernier shot a sci-fi film in Glasgow back in the summer of 1979. Called DEATH WATCH, I remember frequently passing one of the outdoor sets on the train from Partick to any of the central stations. One of the dockside buildings had been turned into "Krazy Kath's Kat House" (the sign remained long after the production wrapped), and one day had streams of extras milling around outside.

The movie had an amazing cast including Max Von Sydow, Romy Schneider, Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton and even John Lydon. I haven't seen the film, sadly, so I dunno if it's set in a city called Glasgow, if it's squalid or even if it's got gangsters (which MY NAME IS JOE also suffers from).
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Postby glasgowken » Sun May 14, 2006 6:30 am

Check out this thread Toby, some interesting scenes from that film.

http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=712
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Postby Toby Dammit » Sun May 14, 2006 11:32 am

Sure were. Should have known there would be a thread already someplace.

Even more surprising was the sudden mention of THE CAR. Loved that film when it came out on a double bill with THE DAY OF THE ANIMALS. In fact the only time I ever went to the Classic Grand was to see THE CAR on a re-release. That was the grubbiest little cinema I have ever seen in my life. I dread to think what had caused most of the stains...
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