Created on 03 January 2017

New Year Locations Identified

A Very Happy New Year to all. Thank you to everyone who has contributed in one way or another since whenever, it is your involvement that makes ReelStreets the website that it is, not least a source of resolving that quite popular question "where was that filmed?". Those of you that have any knowledge or involvement in websites will know that usage statistics are very questionable but they can be relied upon to at least give reliable trends. In this regard we are delighted to say 26th December 2016, yes, Boxing Day, was the heaviest days activity that we have, we believe, ever witnessed. That was followed by the 27th December. Was that to do with the films shown on TV, settle family "arguments" or just all our faithful followers having time to see if they could resolve an unknown. Whatever it was, thank you for your interest and for turning to Reelstreets.

The list of locations identified is much longer than usual, partly as a result of activity and partly as a result of the Season but thank you all for you valuable contribution.

Crooked Sky, The 021 to 023 – Peter Brown

Peeping Tom 004 – Ray Edwards

And the Same to You 003 – John Fenwick

Savage Messiah 027 – Rod Thornton

Man in the Moon 026 – Helen Warner

Lifeforce 004 – Greg Chapman

Hi-Jackers, The 003 and 020 to 023 – Greg Chapman

Silver Fleet, The 018 – Greg Chapman (Information)

Against the Wind 001a, 003, all the 006’s, 014b and 007’s plus 017’s – Ray Glenister

Hereafter 018 – Robert Ballantyne

Wedding Date, The 014 – Chris Moore

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 034 – Dáire Kivleham

Family Way, The 010 – Paul A Weir. Information

Angela’s Ashes 006 – Fiona O.

Angry Silence, The 049 and 050 – Jonathan Horswell

Belles of St. Trinians, The 002 – Jonathan Horswell

Night Boat to Dublin 019 – Patricia Sennett. Information

Bulldog Breed, The 001a – Nicole Rosen. Information

Sweeney 2 039 and 040 –Alan Draghi

Plank, The (1967) 045 – Clive Abbey

Created on 27 November 2016

Latest Locations Identified

With thanks once more to the following contributors for solving those mysteries.

Escapement 010, 011, 012 – Gordon Thomson

Cloud Atlas 018 – Jules Ballantyne

Taste of Honey, A 078 – Andrew Botsford

Subterfuge 054 – Jonathan Horswell

80,000 Suspects 011 to 015,  023, 024, 047, 049, 053 and 054 – John Branston

Last Journey, The 019, 021, 022, 027, 028 and 031 – Jonathan Horswell

Night of the Eagle 018 – Clive Dawson

Created on 13 November 2016

Latest Locations Identified

The Red Beret/Paratrooper 009 – Malcolm Evans

A Prayer for the Dying 026 and 027 – Alex Mills

Man Who Liked Funerals, The 002 to 005 – Stephen Dean

Backbeat 004 – Jeff Williams

One That Got Away, The 010a to 010d – Jonathan Horswell

Thank you all once again for you valuable contribution.

Created on 21 October 2016

Location Updates

No Kidding 002 to 010 – Alan Coles

Tawney Pippit 023, 024a and 024b – Peter Brown

Chalk Garden, The 006a to 006e – Chris Heath

Night Boat to Dublin 020 – David Collins

Stranger in Town 012 – RL

Man from Tangier 012 – Sharon

Scandal 029 – Mike Cooper

Haunting, The (1963) 001 to 003 – Christopher Matheson

With thanks again for getting in touch and resolving the "unknowns".

Created on 01 October 2016

Locations Identified and Information

A rather longer list than usual due to time away from the desk as well as a very welcome rush of correspondence. The way we like it! Thank you all.

Secret Place, The – Ian Silverton Background information in the Header Section

Teckman Mystery, The 012 – Peter Brown

Violent Playground 014 – Carol Jones

Please Sir 032, 033 and 033a – Tim D

Plank, The (1979) 102 to 105 and 108 – Sanford Capel

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 010 – James Morgan

Robbery 019a to 019c – Steve Cook

Danger By My Side 018 – Peter Brown

Tread Softly Stranger 011 and 030 – Christopher Matheson

One Wish Too Many – Jackie Scott (Information, Header Section)

Sparrows Can’t Sing 060 – John Anderson (Additional Information)

Hireling, The 014 to 017a – Roger Cullingham

Star’s Photos 017 – Domonic Mann: See also 031

Ace in the Hole 011 and 012 – Craig Cooper


Created on 28 September 2016

Calling All Local RS Historians

Many of you have done such splendid job of putting your towns on the map that, if it appeals to you, you could do a super job of putting your work on the map, the Google Map, by becoming one of their local guides and receiving Google recognition and benefits. You can use your name, and ours, ReelStreets, with an explanation that you/we are promoting the film by usage of the original stills from the film as well as our images, so we are not infringing any original copyrights, and that our site has now been going since 2004 and now contains some 1650 films and 61,000 comparative photographs that have occurred since the film was made.

The local papers, as well as the county ones, will also be interested in your achievement in recording a slice of local history. There are also loads of occasional publications always wanting good copy to fill their pages and attract more advertisers, and there are a considerable number of films on our site and made in your area that can be mined. The papers will also be interested in who you are and why you have an interest in film locations and local history, and how, for us, and you, it is important that from the huge cinematographic archive that is available to us all that we actually record human social details that are relevant to future generations.

The papers love headlines, so how about.................                                                                                                                

"Famous Actors in (XX Street, Beach-Side, XX Estate) Shooting"?                                                      

Followed by.....”Happily no one was injured when the film” (XXXXXX) was shot in (your town) half a century (more? less?) ago, starring (+++). Scenes were captured in (XXX Street, and and, and), some properties have now been replaced, the way of life, social changes, food we eat, work, transport, fashions and mores shown in the film are all good local history fodder and relevant to at least 50% of the local population.  

If the papers are interested then they should be willing to pay you a fee, which you keep, they might also want to pay in "kind", free meals, free entries, free drinks, invites to "events" copies of local history books/guides etc., etc., etc. ReelStreets of course gets more interest, more publicity and more submissions. The papers, from a "human interest" angle, may well want contact with local residents who were in the film, remember the film, met the actors and have a story to tell,  which all adds to their, and our, interest.

An ordinary and rather mundane entry that I put on Google Maps has been viewed more than 8000 times since August 2016.Yelp, ApplyMaps and TripAdvisor seem to have similar systems which need to be investigated. Film-induced-tourism is now officially recognised as a major contributor to the reasons that tourists visit the UK. You might have read the article below that I put up half a dozen years ago on FIT

Give it a go, I'm sure you'll like it. And, if I can help, let me know. 

Social media can also be used to promote and enlarge our interests in film/movie locations and many of you already have mobile thumbs which could be used; with a selfie, if you must; to promote you, the location and also ReelStreets.

And, if you are seriously shy, how about a poster in your local library, film/photo, history club describing your, and our, achievement?

Thanks again

John Tunstill


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