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On Location: Trafalgar Square, London as seen in An American Werewolf in London (Dir. John Landis, 1981)

The World Film Locations book series – inspired by The Big Picture magazine’s ‘On Location’ feature – kicks off in a few months time with the release of titles for Tokyo, Los Angeles, London and New York. A highly visual exploration into the relationship between the city and cinema – each book will be chock […]

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On Location: New Jersey

A famed location for movies and literature involving mob activity, New Jersey’s bleak landscape and overhanging greyness echo its scarred history. Nicholas Page looks at the city’s more memorable filmic exports. On the Waterfront (1954) Dir. Elia Kazan / USA, 108 minutes Starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Eva Marie Saint Based on a number of […]

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On Location (Disaster Shoot): Twilight Zone: The Movie

In 1981, Steven Spielberg – fresh off the back of Raiders of the Lost Ark – decided to make a movie based on The Twilight Zone, Rod Serling’s cult sci-fi series made famous by its shocking twists. To make the project a reality he enlisted help from close friend John Landis, a fellow director who’d […]

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On Location: Still Shining after 30 years

      Thirty years have passed since Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel first hit the box office, to a rather lukewarm reception from both critics and the horror author himself. King made no secret of his displeasure at several aspects of the film, famously stating: “The real problem is that Kubrick […]