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    i have read that Shepperton's East End London street sets seen in Oliver! appear in a number of other movies. Two questions: were these sets purpose built for Carol Reed or were they already standing? And, what other movies made use of them?

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    The sets for "OLIVER!" were constructed specially for the film.
    A small section of the set appeared soon after in "THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE" (1969)
    The set stood for quite a long time and productions such as "THE CREEPING FLESH" took full advantage of it.
    Can't think of any others at the present......"SCROOGE"?

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    • #3
      Previous standing sets were cleared to make way for 'Oliver!' - but the the 'Oliver!' set was standing (other than Berkley Square) well into the '70s.

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      (Copyright of Derek Lyons)

      Here are my observations:

      http://avengerland.theavengers.tv/studios/sheppblot.htm
      Last edited by Wearysloth; 22nd February 2019, 09:31 PM.

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      • #4
        Thanks guys, I figured someone hereabouts would know the answer.

        Some great shots in that collection, btw, Anthony

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        • #5
          Yes, some great pictures provided by Tony there. I think the November 1970 scenes will be from I, Monster.

          Looking at the 1960 pictures, I'm wondering if the middle east set was used briefly in the opening and closing scenes of Circle of Deception. No studio is mentioned in the onscreen credits.

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          • #6
            Re the Oliver! Sets being reused,from the top of my head I think it was used for a brief scene in YoungWinston,a butcher's shop? Visited by
            Anne Bancroft....tho' not Shepperton,noticed recently Elstree's GO TO BLAZES sets were used a year later for THE YOUNG ONES..

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            • #7
              Originally posted by John Skinner View Post
              Re the Oliver! Sets being reused,from the top of my head I think it was used for a brief scene in YoungWinston,a butcher's shop? Visited by
              Anne Bancroft....tho' not Shepperton,noticed recently Elstree's GO TO BLAZES sets were used a year later for THE YOUNG ONES..
              Yes - I will have to add some 'Young Winston' images - thanks


              http://avengerland.theavengers.tv/studios/abcblot.htm
              Last edited by Anthony McKay; 12th February 2019, 02:43 AM.

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              • #8
                Link to article about planned extension of Studio's, and pic from 'Oliver'..........



                https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...=1490&ito=1490

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mark O View Post
                  Link to article about planned extension of Studio's, and pic from 'Oliver'..........



                  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...=1490&ito=1490
                  ...and will this site be sold for housing the next time we have a studio recession?

                  Green Belt -------> Backlot ------------->Housing

                  Where have we seen that pattern before?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Anthony McKay View Post

                    ...and will this site be sold for housing the next time we have a studio recession?

                    Green Belt -------> Backlot ------------->Housing

                    Where have we seen that pattern before?
                    I wouldn't have thought so, not if they're extending the Studio area.

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