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  • Villain at 50

    The BFI is celebrating the 50th birthday of Villain.

    https://www.bfi.org.uk/features/rich...london-villain

  • #2
    I’ve bought this on Amazon download. It’s a great film.

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    • #3
      The robbery scenes were filmed just down the road from the ICL BRA01 tower block in Bracknell where I used to work. Things have changed quite a bit: the factory where the robbery took place was demolished and rebuilt by the time I worked there, and has since been rebuilt again, I believe. ICL's tower block was half-built at the time of filming.

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      • #4
        I also worked at BRA01 in the computer room back in 1986-7 as a contractor. A couple of people I knew from Woolworths were unlucky to be working at Racal next door.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Nick Dando View Post
          I also worked at BRA01 in the computer room back in 1986-7 as a contractor. A couple of people I knew from Woolworths were unlucky to be working at Racal next door.
          Ah, you were there just before I started in 1989. I remember the computer room with its first-floor gallery looking over it. There were just a few computer "wardrobes" and "spin driers" by that time, and those were eventually moved to somewhere in the basement: I found the room as I was trying to find the room where the fire-safes were to add the next week's backup tapes for the product my team was developing. My final role at ICL was in that gallery, looking over what was now a huge empty room. It had been used briefly for a computer exhibition in the 90s, but apart from that it was never used.

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          • #6
            Bracknell seemed (briefly) to be one of the go to places for film makers in the late sixties, early seventies.
            I Start Counting and The Offence were shot there around the same time.

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