On Location

Discover the Japanese fishing town that inspired Studio Ghibli’s Ponyo

By Adam Marshall

On a visit to the Edo-period town of Tomonoura, Adam Marshall explores the real – and imagined – backdrop to one of Hayao Miyazaki’s most beloved films.

On Location: The rural mansion from Night of the Demon

By Adam Scovell

Jacques Tourneur’s classic take on MR James’ Gothic chiller makes use of a partly-fictional English estate.

On Location: The South London of Alan Clarke’s The Firm

By Adam Scovell

The British director’s controversial football hooligan drama makes great use of various domestic locales.

On Location: Scenes from The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

By Adam Scovell

A walking tour of the French port town evokes a sense of wonder befitting Jacques Demy’s romantic musical.

On Location: The houses in Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita

By Adam Scovell

As with many of his “American” features, the director utilised various settings around London.

On Location: Ringo’s wander in A Hard Day’s Night

By Adam Scovell

Retracing the Beatle’s solo stroll through West London in Richard Lester’s 1964 music film.

On Location: The graffiti wall from Sympathy for the Devil

By Adam Scovell

Visiting the West London residence featured in Jean-Luc Godard’s legendary Rolling Stones essay film.

On Location: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

By Adam Scovell

A visit to two London locations featured in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s Technicolor masterpiece.

On Location: The door from Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy

By Adam Scovell

Visiting the scene of the director’s penultimate thriller, set in a bygone Covent Garden.

On Location: The Normandy beach from The 400 Blows

By Adam Scovell

Following in the existential footsteps of François Truffaut’s young protagonist, half a century on.

On Location: The concert house from Michael Haneke’s The Piano Teacher

By Adam Scovell

The elegance of the Vienna Conservatoire perfectly contrasts the raw brutality of Isabelle Huppert’s actions.

On Location: The London pub from Withnail & I

By Adam Scovell

The fictional Mother Black Cap makes a brief but memorable appearance in Bruce Robinson’s cult comedy.

On Location: The church ruins from The Blood on Satan’s Claw

By Adam Scovell

Adam Scovell visits the scene of one of the most disturbing moments in the history of British horror cinema.

On Location: Harry Lime’s Vienna in The Third Man

By Adam Scovell

Retracing the steps of one of film noir’s most iconic characters through the Austrian capital.

On Location: The London park from Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up

By Adam Scovell

Maryon Park in Charlton lies at the beguiling centre of the Italian director’s psychological mystery.

On Location: The title sequence from Jacques Tati’s Mon Oncle

By Adam Scovell

The Parisian town of Joinville provides the backdrop to the French director’s 1958 masterpiece.

On Location: The final shot from Agnés Varda’s Cleo from 5 to 7

By Adam Scovell

Paris’ Boulevard de l’Hôpital provides the setting for one of the most cherished endings in French cinema.

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