Created on 05 February 2017

Unsung Hero

The anonymous and ubiquitous Peter, him of the shoes in an earlier blog (November 2014), regularly contributes to ReelStreets, and with his eagle eye, scours the capital for available locations. 

His accuracy with his camera is demonstrated in the latest three pictures now loaded on "One Way Out" that Peter recently submitted. Finding a location is often difficult enough, capturing the correct angle is often impossible with Google Street View, and because of the different focal lengths of modern still cameras lenses and the cine cameras that have been in use over the last hundred years, an exact comparison once captured, is a thing of beauty and a joy forever.

The three shots by Peter are spot on in every respect. Well done that man. Thank you.

JT

 
Created on 28 January 2017

John Hurt – Actor – 1940 – 2017

Starting with “A Man For All Seasons”, and advancing through “Elephant Man”, “Naked Civil Servant”, “10 Rillington Place”, “Scandal” etc., to H. Potter Esq and Indiana Jones, Hurt was a man of a thousand characters, often spooky, occasionally truly frightening and his appearance in more than one hundred feature films means that he has also often appeared on our site.

Knighted in 2015, John was still John to his friends, colleagues and, more importantly his film and production crews.

We’ll miss him. 

RIP

 
Created on 27 January 2017

Latest Locations Identified

Fool’s Gold 005 to 008 – Alan Draghi

Hindle Wakes (1952) 110 – Peter Brown

Challenge, The 019 – Martin Green

Bulldog Breed, The 001a – Nicole Rosen

Dracula 007 – Jonathan Horswell

Weapon, The 040 – Bruce Fleming

Rainbow Jacket, The 026 and 048 – Esther Harper

Life at the Top 020 – Mark Bambrough – Information (We could not ack.as the given email address was rejected)

Cry From the Streets, A  003, 007, 011 and 019 – FF – Information

Dorian Gray 001b – Martin Green

Thank you all once again for keeping us to busy and up to date.

 
Created on 27 January 2017

Record Breaking Reel Streets

Well fans, it looks like we will break the record again this month.

In March '16  we were getting 71k files viewed per day, 2.21m in the month.

Currently Jan '17 we are at 75k files per day, so in six days we should have a new block busting, biggest, grandest, super colossial, humongous, mammoth, whopping  turnover.......EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....2.26m 

Very well done you lot out there for continuing to send in snippits, pics, films, stills and the recent slab of “nows” by Cynthia and Lionel as well as ongoing work by the Three Wise Men and Peter, ably aided and assiduously assisted by an army of authentic adventurous amateurs Phil Bailey, Raymond Edwards, Dave Wilson, Stephen Dean, James Churcher and Nick Williams.

If I've missed out someone who added all the stills for a film in the last month, sorry, tell me who you are, it wasn't intentional.

Best wishes

John Tunstill.

 
Created on 20 January 2017

A plea from the Guvnor

In the last thirty days we have brought thirty new films to the site - one a day! We’ve identified a fair few previously unknown locations and added another 318 new comparison shots for your amusement, interest and education. That’s not too bad for a site run entirely by enthusiasts.
 
We’ve seen more visitors reaching the site too. In the last month our hits have totalled round 7000 a day with 17000 pages viewed every 24 hours. So we appear to be pretty popular.
 
But sadly, although our researchers and contributors cost nothing for their huge amount of time and effort, keeping Reel Streets on line does. 
 
Unfortunately, the revenue earned from small amount of advertising that we carry does not add up to the fees for servers and technical support.
 
We are free of pop-ups; we've avoided the intrusive 5 seconds of adverts that play before you can access the site; we've protected visitors from diversions to unwanted, malicious and possibly dangerous sites and daily we prevent attacks from hackers, crooks, phishers and the rest of the criminal on-line community.
 
All of our researchers and contributors put in a huge amount of work to bring Reel Streets to the world so please consider making a donation to help us continue.
 
Thank you for reading and enjoy Reel Streets. 
 
John Tunstill
 
Created on 18 January 2017

Latest Locations Resolved

A busy start to 2017, thank you all for resolving some of the many mysteries.

Johnny Nobody 032 – Peter Brown

Woman of Straw 012 – Ray Edwards

Oscar and Lucinda 010, 016 and 017 – Ray Edwards

Brandy for the Parson – 015 and 016 – Ray Edwards

Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) 001 to 007 – Martin Thomson

Flight of the Doves 035 to 037 – Finbarr McSweeney

Time Lock 004 – Greg Chapman

Elephant Man, The 008 – Pendar Sillwood

Enchantment 001 to 003 – Peter Brown

Life at the Top 020  - Mark -  Information

Let Him Have It 012 and 013 – Miles Holmes

Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Sq.,A 023a and 023b – David Ward – Confirmation

Blue Lamp, The 029 – Martin Green

 

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