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

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Postby drjrd2000 » Sun May 14, 2006 8:16 pm

How about Deathwatch, starring Harvey Keitel? Been a while since I saw it, but I think that it meets the original criteria.

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Postby glasgowken » Sun May 14, 2006 8:18 pm

errmmm.... :?
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Postby Sydney Rosewater » Sun May 14, 2006 8:44 pm

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It is indeed.
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I'm a regular customer.
However I've heard the gaffer pockets all the tips...
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Postby onyirtodd » Sun May 14, 2006 9:02 pm

Sydney Rosewater wrote:
I'm a regular customer.
However I've heard the gaffer pockets all the tips...



That's no' a gaffer; that's a Mohel.
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Postby Toby Dammit » Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:44 pm

There's a film on telly just now called BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, directed by Bill Eagles and released in 2000. It seems to be a Glasgow set version of THELMA AND LOUISE. It doesn't show up when I search the board, but suspect it would be filed under "gritty".
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Postby HollowHorn » Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:55 pm

Hey, Toby, hows tricks?
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Postby Toby Dammit » Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:32 pm

HollowHorn wrote:Hey, Toby, hows tricks?


's cool HH. Even better if Italy win the morra. :? Is there a "fingers crossed" emoticon?
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Postby ramor69 » Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:16 am

You do realise that the longer this thread goes on, the less chance
you've got of getting a "Glasgow" film without, squalor, neds or
gangsters. :oops:

Still my favourite is Just Another Saturday.
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Postby Toby Dammit » Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:48 am

UNLEASHED? But it's got gangsters in it too. So far it looks as though the only contender is THE MAGGIE, only the first ten minutes of which are set in Glasgow.

Most the rest is shot on the Crinan Canal and Isaly.
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Postby Targer » Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:04 pm

"A Man Called Peter" during the first part of the film had a min. or so with great shots of the Govan dry docks and surrounding area. That image etc is now gone forever except in film.
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Postby tobester » Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:28 pm

What about

Down among the big boys

and

Just Another Saturday

I have both on dvd, but would love That Sinking Feeling.




Incidentally what was the name of the play for today play set in the 70s, about the 2 boys who became friends, they had older relatives who were leaders of rival gangs? One of the boys was called 'Gorbals'
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Postby gordon » Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:42 pm

Sounds awfully like Small Faces.
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Postby Pripyat » Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:02 pm

It was Small Faces.
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Re: Films set in Glasgow, without squalor, neds, or gangsters ?

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:27 pm

Floodtide

Just spotted this in an obituary of Bert Cooper

Floodtide, the great feature film of 1949 set against shipbuilding on the Clyde which greatly enhanced the burgeoning careers of Jimmy Logan and Gordon Jackson (not to mention John Laurie, Janet Brown, Ian Wallace and Molly Weir), featured scenes shot in Glasgow's Barrowland ballroom owned and run by the famous Maggie McIver, with the resident band, Billy McGregor and the Gaybirds, of which Bert Cooper was a member. Cooper also composed the song Isn't It a Lovely Thought sung at the piano in the film by Logan.


More detail here

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041376/
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Re: Films set in Glasgow, without squalor, neds, or gangsters ?

Postby glasgowken » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:32 pm

Nice find Dexter. I'd love to see that, never heard of it before.
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