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

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Re: Films set in Glasgow, without squalor, neds, or gangster

Postby moonbeam » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:06 pm

Scrapyard in Yoker-Halley St had some a while back.
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Re: Films set in Glasgow, without squalor, neds, or gangster

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:31 am

DickyHart wrote:I wouldnt think all of them are,, a lot of that stuff was on hire. Two of the cruisers came from a prop company in london. The bin lorry and the cars that got crushed in the main Glasgow scenes might be though. ask your mate where he saw them.

He mentioned a scrapyard in Yoker, and I'm kind of assuming it's near the railway line, cos he took pics on his way into work.
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Re: Films set in Glasgow, without squalor, neds, or gangster

Postby babyreecesdaddy » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:30 pm

They were sitting in a yard in Clydebank, but long gone now.
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Re: Films set in Glasgow, without squalor, neds, or gangster

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:47 am

Fair enough.
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Postby Pointyears » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:56 pm

drjrd2000 wrote: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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Great choice. Lots of Merchant City bits and of in and around Glasgow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r28jOeDbLgU
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Re: Films set in Glasgow, without squalor, neds, or gangster

Postby pingu » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:52 am

seen a wee clip of a new film set in glasgow the other day, had Haley berry (i think) playing an alien and they said they used the public in impromptu scenes.

anyone know what its called?
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Re: Films set in Glasgow, without squalor, neds, or gangster

Postby dazza » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:43 am

Pointyears wrote:
drjrd2000 wrote:How about Deathwatch, starring Harvey Keitel? Been a while since I saw it, but I think that it meets the original criteria.

James


Great choice. Lots of Merchant City bits and of in and around Glasgow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r28jOeDbLgU


Not really. The director chose Glasgow for its bleak, post-apocalyptic look.
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Postby dazza » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:59 am

pingu wrote:seen a wee clip of a new film set in glasgow the other day, had Haley berry (i think) playing an alien and they said they used the public in impromptu scenes.

anyone know what its called?


It's Scarlett Johansson, and the film is called 'Under the Skin'.

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Halle Berry was in Cloud Atlas, another film which was partially filmed in Glasgow.
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Re: Films set in Glasgow, without squalor, neds, or gangster

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:51 pm

dazza wrote:Not really. The director chose Glasgow for its bleak, post-apocalyptic look.


Which director would that be Dazza? Run down grandeur is a slightly better description.
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Re: Films set in Glasgow, without squalor, neds, or gangster

Postby DickyHart » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:32 am

Instresting wee fact about "under the skin" most of the scenes are totally improvised, with the people not knowing they where being filmed until afterwards. To give it a sense or realism. Most didnt know it was Scarlet Johanssen until she told people after the shots were done, Incidently, she loved Glasgow and is renting a flat off byres road on long term lease. She liked it here because folk just left her alone and she could walk up the street unhindered.
A pal of mine worked on it and said it was a really different way of filming. I havent seen it yet, but my friend said its a Marmite film.
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Re: Films set in Glasgow, without squalor, neds, or gangster

Postby pingu » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:47 pm

thanks Dazza

Dicky thats exactly what the reviewer said in the clip i seen.

makes it a bit different from the norm...hopefully is good
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Re: Films set in Glasgow, without squalor, neds, or gangster

Postby Vinegar Tom » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:32 pm

DickyHart wrote:my friend said its a Marmite film.


I can see your friend's point of view DH. I really enjoyed it but I would hesitate to recommend it to anyone else.
The Glasgow background is a bonus, and now finding out that a lot of the interaction between SJ and the men was improv makes sense. I thought at the time that the scene in the Buchanan Gallery had to be a hidden cam as everyone was reacting too naturally for a mass crowd scene.
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Re: Films set in Glasgow, without squalor, neds, or gangster

Postby gap74 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:44 pm

Absolutely right, I loved it too, but can see why folk would hate it.

Glasgow is a kind of star in the film to be honest and I thought it came out quite well, even though a lot of the scenes are of rough areas and football crowds and pished folk staggering along Sauchiehall Street. Has the same vibe as Death Watch in times, and someone has likened the really very lengthy shots of Glasgow people just going about their business to the shots of New York in Taxi Driver. Doesn't glam the place up but does make it look, well, interesting.

Never thought I'd see the day where I'd be watching Scarlett Johansson on-screen discussing the way to the M8 via the Asda Govan...!
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Re: Films set in Glasgow, without squalor, neds, or gangster

Postby Lucky Poet » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:21 pm

It sounds rather good :D
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Re: Films set in Glasgow, without squalor, neds, or gangster

Postby Josef » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:59 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:
dazza wrote:Not really. The director chose Glasgow for its bleak, post-apocalyptic look.


Which director would that be Dazza? Run down grandeur is a slightly better description.


Both.

It had a society starkly divided amongst 'haves' and 'have nots'. The 'have' scenes were filmed in the West End (Park Circus, maybe?) and the 'have not' ones in the rubble of the wholesale tenemental destruction (and also the Graving Docks?).

Apologies for the 'maybe?'s. It's a while since I saw it last. Probably at the World Preview showing of the restored version at the GFT. For which read 'only showing', probably. Much like the World Preview of Richard Jobson's Glasgow kung fu film at the same place.

I recall quite enjoying that. Anyone got a better memory than me, and can remember what it was called? Featured the two brothers that used to run the gym at the corner of Renfrew Street and Cambridge Street.
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