FILM : Educating Rita
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Educating Rita 1983 Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Michael Williams Dublin City, County Dublin, County Kildare
Director : Lewis Gilbert   Production Company : Acorn Pictures  Region : IRELAND

Pygmalion with a twist. She wants to improve herself by taking an Open University course, but her professor fears this will destroy her uniqueness.

All now photos by David Brennan. All captures and comments by Andrew Brennan. Location leads from David Brennan, Andrew Brennan, IMDB and Tony Reeves' book.
Many thanks to Michael and Gretta of Zoom Hair Studio (1, Manor Street, Dublin 7) for allowing David to photograph inside their shop and having the good humour to pose for a re-enactment.
 
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Educating Rita - Frank at the entrance to an unnamed College in an unspecifed city in northern England (Liverpool in the play).




*THIS AND ALL OTHER CAPTURES AND COMMENTS BY ANDREW BRENNAN*.
Educating Rita

er001a. Frank at the entrance to an unnamed College in an unspecifed city in northern England (Liverpool in the play). *THIS AND ALL OTHER CAPTURES AND COMMENTS BY ANDREW BRENNAN*.

er001an. Looking towards Grafton Street. Entrance to Trinity College, Dublin on the left. Dame Street is to the right. *THIS AND ALL OTHER NOW PICTURES BY DAVID BRENNAN*.
(Modern Photo Added: 26-10-2012)

Educating Rita - Facade of Frank's College in 'northern England.'
Educating Rita

er001b. Facade of Frank's College in 'northern England.'

er001bn. Trinity is to the right. The Bank of Ireland (First Great Train Robbery) is across College Green to the left. The tour buses are constant, making it difficult to get a clear shot.
(Modern Photo Added: 27-10-2012)

Educating Rita - Rita on the verge of a new life. She hesitates, not out of shyness - or even trepidation at the fact that Dracula author Bram Stoker was educated here...
Educating Rita

er001c. Rita on the verge of a new life. She hesitates, not out of shyness - or even trepidation at the fact that Dracula author Bram Stoker was educated here...

er001cn. ...but out of fear of being run down by the tourists. The medieval Book of Kells is a huge attraction. Entrance to Trinity at College Green. The Bank of Ireland is seen through the door.
(Modern Photo Added: 27-10-2012)

Educating Rita - Rita asks for directions...
Educating Rita

er001d. Rita asks for directions...

er001dn. ...to Frank's chambers.
(Modern Photo Added: 27-10-2012)

Educating Rita - Steps to Frank's rooms visible between the two stars
Educating Rita

er001e. Steps to Frank's rooms visible between the two stars

er001en. Frank's chambers, with the distinctive medallion-framed window to the right of the door. Several sources cite this as the Graduates' Memorial Building.
(Modern Photo Added: 27-10-2012)

Educating Rita - Rita on her way home discusses 'Howards End' with another student. The Custom House (seen in The Quare Fellow) in centre.
Educating Rita

er002. Rita on her way home discusses 'Howards End' with another student. The Custom House (seen in The Quare Fellow) in centre.

er002n. Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin. Dublin Corporation refused David's request to remove the trees, a nuisance preventing a matching shot! So much for paying taxes on time.
(Modern Photo Added: 25-10-2012)

Educating Rita - But where there's a will...
Educating Rita

er002a. But where there's a will...

er002an. ...there's a way to accomplish a match! Stitch two together! The Custom House on Custom Quay. Tall building to the left is Liberty Hall. The banners attached to the rails advertise the 'forthcoming' international tall ships event of last July.
(Modern Photo Added: 25-10-2012)

Educating Rita - On the Street where he lives...
Educating Rita

er003. On the Street where he lives...

er003n. Burlington Road, Dublin.
(Modern Photo Added: 25-10-2012)

Educating Rita - Home - but not necessarily where the heart is!
Educating Rita

er003a. Home - but not necessarily where the heart is!

er003an. Burlington Road. David says it's the only house with that distinctive garage.
(Modern Photo Added: 25-10-2012)

Educating Rita - Rita's salon. David still working on this one. There was a Dunn's fishmonger (left through the window) in Smithfield at the time, while the lettering for the existing Mannings bakery chain is different to what's seen here.
Educating Rita

er004. Rita's salon. David still working on this one. There was a Dunn's fishmonger (left through the window) in Smithfield at the time, while the lettering for the existing Mannings bakery chain is different to what's seen here.

er004n. What can't be seen here is the gun (or equally deadly charm) David has trained on Michael and Gretta of Zoom Hair Studio - same name as in 1983 - forcing them into a re-enactment. (Their sense of fun is apparently matched by talent, as internet testaments from happy customers prove). 1, Manor Street, Dublin 7. Tel: (01) 671 0540.
(Modern Photo Added: 29-11-2012)

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