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  • #16
    Originally posted by lazarus6 View Post
    Hello

    Your wish is my command...
    My thanks to you Lazarus. I have several studio logos on my PC, but not for the Two Cities. For some reason, I couldn't save the ones that were on Google Images in order to post one on here.

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    • #17
      Hello

      "The World is not Enough" (1999)

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_Is_Not_Enough

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0143145/

      The 'Thames Boat Chase' with Bond man handling Q's 'fishing boat' - the Tower Bridge appears in multiple scenes from 00:00:39 through to 00:01:14 in the following excerpt:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-Tdmxx54PY

      "The World Is Not Enough Extended Scene: The Thames Boat Chase [HQ]"



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      Last edited by lazarus6; 27th September 2017, 12:49 AM.

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      • #18


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        Two Cities was London and Rome.

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        • #19
          Hello

          Laura Croft Tomb Raider (2001)

          From the "street view" perspective - starting at the 00:00:48 mark in the following trailer:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnNBqNb3taw

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          • #20
            Hello

            The Magic Christian (1969)

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magic_Christian_(film)

            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064622/

            Besides numerous 'outrageous' scenes including Raquel Welch's "Priestess of the Whip" there is of course the Tower Bridge which appears starting at 01:08:07, 01:34:47 and 01:24:57 in the movie.


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            Last edited by lazarus6; 26th September 2017, 11:54 PM.

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            • #21
              The opening scene of Hitchcock's 'Frenzy', the camera is zooming in by air from the east, Guys Hospital was almost completed, a crane can be seen on it.

              The theme music by Ron Goodwin was played on Classic FM recently, sounds similar to London pride, which was the intention.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Mark O View Post

                The theme music by Ron Goodwin was played on Classic FM recently, sounds similar to London pride, which was the intention.
                I always think Ron Goodwin's main title for Frenzy has a Dickensian Christmas feel to it for some reason. Henry Mancini originally wrote the score to Frenzy, but it was rejected by Hitchcock and/or Universal and Ron was engaged instead, a bit like the circumstances of Battle of Britain a couple of years earlier. After his falling out with Bernard Herrmann over the music for Torn Curtain, Hitchcock used different composers for each of his remaining films.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Gerald Lovell View Post

                  I always think Ron Goodwin's main title for Frenzy has a Dickensian Christmas feel to it for some reason. Henry Mancini originally wrote the score to Frenzy, but it was rejected by Hitchcock and/or Universal and Ron was engaged instead, a bit like the circumstances of Battle of Britain a couple of years earlier. After his falling out with Bernard Herrmann over the music for Torn Curtain, Hitchcock used different composers for each of his remaining films.
                  Yes, a Dickensian, Christmassy tone, that sums the theme up, as good as any, what will the bells, etc;


                  Link to the Ron Goodwin theme........

                  https://youtu.be/iHZ_CkYiL7I


                  Link to the rejected Henry Mancini theme, first time I've actually heard it, not sure about the organ, sounds a bit funereal........


                  https://youtu.be/9DpwaIAnG2E

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                  • Andy2
                    Andy2 commented
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                    I've never like the film much, but I think I prefer Henry Mancini's theme over the Ron Goodwin one. It seems to fit the mood a bit better.

                • #24
                  Thanks for the comparisons Mark. Frenzy is one of my favourite films Hitchcock made in the UK, and until now I never realised there was another score previously written for that film.

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                  • #25
                    Hello

                    I have created a new "Off-Topic Discussion" Forum item called "Tower Bridge in films (non-British)".

                    This occurred after I realised that in my enthusiasm for the hunt I had neglected to check if the entries I was putting up here were at least partial British productions. As a result several have now been transferred to the new topic. These did not include "Laura Croft Tomb Raider" (2001), "Thunderbirds" (2004) and "Sherlock Holmes" (2009) since they have have a British production component.
                    Last edited by lazarus6; 16th August 2017, 12:25 PM.

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                    • #26
                      But how do you decide whether something is British or non-British?
                      There are many ways to classify productions
                      Do you go by the director, cast or some other member of the crew?
                      Or where it was made?
                      The IMDb goes by the nationality of the leading production company (after all, they probably paid for it)

                      Steve

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                      • lazarus6
                        lazarus6 commented
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                        Fair question ...but as you admit can get complex quickly. For the time being I'm using Wikipedia and IMDB to help me decide. And naturally if someone can show me good reason I will gladly move a film.
                        Last edited by lazarus6; 16th August 2017, 02:13 PM.

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                      A nice evening shot, one of several we see of the bridge as we are Sailing Along in 1938.

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                        Again, one of several views we get of the bridge, with the ship carrying Forbidden Cargo in 1954. There's a very dramatic scene involving the bridge towards the end of the film.

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                          An almost surreal image of Tower Bridge in a montage of the blitz before The Day Will Dawn in 1942.

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                          • #30
                            Ian MacLaine in THE BOY AND THE BRIDGE, filmed in 1958 and released in 1959.

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