Monthly Archives: February 2012

Back To Hakuba

After three years away I returned to Hakuba in Nagano for a couple of days snowboarding this week. It was also my first trip away with Asif for nearly six years (due to him being away from Japan for that … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – ‘Stratosphere Girl’ (2004)

This modern art film is a short 84 minute story (always a good thing in my book!) about an 18 year old blonde girl called Angela who gets into a conversation with a Japanese DJ about going travelling to seek adventure … Continue reading

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London Filming Locations: Bridget Jones’s Diary

This entry incorporates some of the locations from the two Bridget Jones films; the good ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ and the much-maligned but not-actually-that-bad ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’. The first place to start has to be Bridget’s flat (below) … Continue reading

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Rice To See You, To See You Rice!

When my friend Clare left Japan five years ago she had some things to give away which, being the scav that I am, I felt the need to take. Among the items I took was a rice cooker and I … Continue reading

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Paris Filming Locations: The Bourne Identity (2002)

The first of the Bourne trilogy was filmed mostly in Paris with a few scenes done in the Czech Republic which appeared in last years ‘Prague Pt II’ post. The action soon moves on to the French capital with Jason … Continue reading

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Paris Filming Locations: Amélie (2001)

This site goes all cultured as it moves into French cinema though admittedly this film did transcend across the English Channel to become something of a hit in the UK. Whenever I go on location to find these filming spots … Continue reading

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TF Film Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

I hadn’t even heard of this film until I went back to England at Christmas and saw the posters on billboards all over London in anticipation of its Boxing Day release. I then saw the trilogy of books by Stieg … Continue reading

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‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace’ Filming Locations

With the release of the Star Wars saga in 3D hitting the big screen this month (March in Japan) I thought it would be a nice idea to compile the (almost) complete shooting locations for the first of the prequel … Continue reading

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London Filming Locations: Quadrophenia (1979)

Theres no doubt that this movie had a big influence on music culture and fashion as captured vividly by director Franc Roddam. It’s a mix of 60’s music and violence which follows Jimmy (Phil Daniels) on a voyage of discovery that … Continue reading

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If Star Wars Was Set In Japan……

1. There just wouldn’t be a rebellion against the Empire. 2. Mos Eisley would have a lot more speeder accidents. 3. The deicison to hunt the droids would take the Empire years. 4. There would be a new emperor every 12-18 … Continue reading

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