Monthly Archives: September 2011

Typhoon In Tokyo

I arrived at work in Shibuya last Wednesday (September 21st) fairly wet and unaware that a typhoon was on its way and scheduled to hit Tokyo around 5-6pm that evening. As the day wore on more and more students called … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – ‘Kill Bill: Vol. 1′ (2003)

This stylised revenge film is centred around Uma Thurman’s character who is known as The Bride and having been left for dead at a church in El Paso by her ex-boyfriend Bill she wakes from her coma four years later … Continue reading

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USA 2011 Pt V: El Paso

In some ways I was actually most looking forward to this part of the trip as it would be far more relaxing than all the other places and give me a taste of American home life. Despite having never met … Continue reading

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Diamonds Are Forever: James Bond Filming Locations In Las Vegas

Las Vegas figured prominantly as Sean Connery returned to the 007 role in ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ (1971) which is far from my favourite Bond film but it does happen to have the finest theme song accompanying it. On his arrival … Continue reading

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USA 2011 Pt IV: Las Vegas

Whatever happened in Vegas……erm, goes on Facebook! Now its time for it to go on this blog! I can’t say that I’d ever had any desire to go to Vegas but as Ethan suggested it I had little choice but to … Continue reading

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California Filming Locations #4: Star Wars Traveller – Tatooine (a.k.a. Death Valley)

  Having been to see the Star Wars filming locations of Tunisia, Italy, Spain and England I thought that was the end of the ‘Star Wars Traveller’ series but not so as I couldn’t go to the USA and be … Continue reading

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California Filming Locations #3: The Karate Kid (1984)

It wasn’t just ‘Terminator‘ and ‘Back To The Future’  locations whilst Ethan and I were in L.A. as we also visited the apartment complex where Daniel and his mum moved in to at the start of the ‘Karate Kid’ (1984). … Continue reading

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