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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Too much time on my hands

A slow afternoon, so I counted up how many of the Guardian's 1000 Films To See Before You Die I had actually seen.

612.

Only another 388 to go then... although I had seen Ace Ventura, I don't think I need to see Dodgeball, and I'm not sure where I'll find the Czech, Chinese and Korean films in Thanet. I couold wait till they come on to the programme at Thanet Film Society, but I may need to look elsewhere... Funny how just reading the list gives a warm glow of happy film-watching memories though.

I can't believe none of the films filmed or set in Thanet made the list... here are the ones I know of - can you add to the list?
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square (1980) (scene filmed at Pegwell Bay apparently)
  • A Nous les Petites Anglaises (1975)
  • Castle Sinister (1948)
  • Contraband (1940)
  • Donovan Slacks (2007)
  • Exodus (2007)
  • Gypo (2006)
  • Last Orders (2001)
  • Last Resort (2000)
  • Ruby Blue (2007)

3 comments:

Tony said...

The Big Sleep, the Robert Mitchum version. Scenes filmed in Ramsgate Harbour.

ZumiWeb said...

Excellent, must find a copy... I last saw that a loooong time before I came here, so it wouldn't have registered anyway. Ta.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Goldfinger. Sean Connery plays golf with Auric Goldfinger (the late, great Gert Frobe) on the Royal St George's course. In the book Bond drives through Goldfinger’s territory in southern England, he theorizes that the villain probably used the port at Ramsgate to transport gold in his trawler, since the authorities there were only on the lookout for smuggled French brandy, and stays at the 'Channel Packet' in Ramsgate.