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#388260 - 14th Feb 2010 6:55am The Magnet Film - Locations
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Hi - THe Magnet film again - can anyone help with the locations for these three shots from the film?


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#388262 - 14th Feb 2010 7:51am Re: The Magnet Film - Locations [Re: giropay]
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Wallasey area? My great uncle would know he played the tear away kid who used the magnet on the pinball machine near the beginning of the film, not seen him in years though. Good luck with finding the locations, I'm sure someone here will know. I'm sure I heard it may have been somewhere in wallasey. smile
Has the IMDB any info?

http://www.reelstreets.com/public/p_film_page.php?film=magnet

Hope this may help a little. smile


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#388274 - 14th Feb 2010 11:10am Re: The Magnet Film - Locations [Re: MerseyMan]
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My dad watched the filming of the final scenes where the boy falls in the water.They threw a dummy off Rock Ferry Pier/jetty so they could have used the houses around Rock Park?
I love the film,so i`ve used it in 2 videos "My Boyish Days" by Care featuring Ian Broudie (pre Lightning Seeds)and a version of Ferry cross the Mersey by Pat Metheny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ytLyL4SRFA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2EHG_DyZZ8

p.s. does the embed code work on wiki as the preview just showed the code as opposed to other site previews?

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#388280 - 14th Feb 2010 11:31am Re: The Magnet Film - Locations [Re: parkhill62]
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Useless Information No.427/B. I don't recall either Wallasey or Birkenhead having that type of gas lamp column (See 2nd pic). The ones in Rock Park (originals, not the recent REVO's) were the bog standard plain, slim, fluted type with an increase in diameter for about 10" from ground level. Have a 35mm slide of them somewhere.

Can't make out the street name in 3rd pic. Can anyone else ? That would help.

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#389154 - 17th Feb 2010 3:49pm Re: The Magnet Film - Locations [Re: giropay]
giropay Offline
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Loc: Bootle
Thanks for your replies - I've checked out Rock Park - but unfortunately not the right location - very interesting to see that area though.
Hope someone else can help?

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#389160 - 17th Feb 2010 5:06pm Re: The Magnet Film - Locations [Re: giropay]
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#389290 - 18th Feb 2010 5:07am Re: The Magnet Film - Locations [Re: giropay]
lynneb Offline
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Loc: West Kirby
Oxton....Elm Road area ?

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#389500 - 18th Feb 2010 10:09pm Re: The Magnet Film - Locations [Re: giropay]
lynneb Offline
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Loc: West Kirby
Think outside the box ?
It is on the Wirral ?

Look at the far distance..they look like houses/cottages that are just on the edge of some Park boundaries ?
On Birkenhead Park exits, as it now ? I don't think so.

But with a bit of editing...they are on the Wirral at that time (and not a lot of money to spend then? )..it serpently.......ain't in West Kirby,in case you ask !

Errrm...can I suggest,as VERY NEW Newbie to this site....(HISS,BOOO ? )that all the trickies,trackies,wheelies,hot rods,bicycle boys,& ALL of us,as ordinary motorists.......keep an eye out for OLD sandstone entrances on the Wirral?

I bet, 10...it is somewhere in OXTON ?

Bigger problem........I am fascinated by this film,that I have never seen.
Can I filtch,approciate,cadge,or even BUY a copy from anyone ?

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#389526 - 19th Feb 2010 5:45am Re: The Magnet Film - Locations [Re: giropay]
giropay Offline
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Loc: Bootle
Hi lynneb - you can watch the film at this link(not great quality)

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?doci...gnet&hl=en#

Or you can buy it from amazon for about 5.00

I will check out the Elm Road area - do you meanthe Elm Road by St Catherine's hospital ?

thanks

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#389535 - 19th Feb 2010 8:36am Re: The Magnet Film - Locations [Re: giropay]
MerseyMan Offline

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Registered: 17th Jan 2008
Posts: 526
Loc: Wallasey
I got my copy from amazon or play, it was under a fiver anyway.

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#389537 - 19th Feb 2010 9:38am Re: The Magnet Film - Locations [Re: MerseyMan]
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I ordered a copy of amazon the other day

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#420374 - 19th Jul 2010 8:51am Re: The Magnet Film - Locations [Re: polo_phil]
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Registered: 24th Apr 2010
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I thought it was mainly filmed in New Brighton?

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#420430 - 19th Jul 2010 3:51pm Re: The Magnet Film - Locations [Re: Bezzymate]
Helles Offline
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Registered: 28th May 2010
Posts: 887
Loc: Wirral
It was plus a few other local locations. Some in Liverpool as well.

Longworths bike shop in Rowson street was where the cellar with the iron lung in it was. The kid ran down the entry at the side and reappeared coming out of the entry next to the Ferry hotel (Chelsea to the young ones). An impossibility but that's artistic licence for you.

Other scenes were shot in the baths, Sea Road, Manor road, Kirkway amongst others. Have to admit that those photo's at the top have me stumped and I have seen them before and tried like hell to locate them. I am not convinced they are Wirral?

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#422937 - 3rd Aug 2010 8:36am Re: The Magnet Film - Locations [Re: Helles]
giropay Offline
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Loc: Bootle
Hi Helles and everyone.I have recently found out that the road and houses in the photos were used in another film as well.This was 'The Long Memory' 1952 starring John Mills.This film was shot in Gravesend and London - so I think it is safe to say that these shots from 'The Magnet' were not in the Wirral - but probably London.

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#422999 - 3rd Aug 2010 2:47pm Re: The Magnet Film - Locations [Re: giropay]
delta6 Offline
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Registered: 24th Apr 2009
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Loc: Moreton
does look like earlston road, junction with seaview road, liscard and surrounding area.

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