If you have any specific memories, remember Get Carter being filmed or have any particular questions then please post them below. One of the most exciting aspects of the film is how it resonates with everyone who has watched it, even after 40 years since its release.
Only just found this site and enjoyed the then and now pages, thanks very much for this, top work. Goes without saying, one of the best British films ever made.
I as a lot of you, love this film, it is my favourite movie of all time. I have met two of the major stars of the show, whilst working as a police officer in London. Michael Caine , a really lovely guy, no front with him, a genuine nice man. Which is more that can be said for Ian Hendry. I got called to his house during his heavy drinking period. A nasty drunk , who was very lucky that I didn't arrest. This is a wonderful and a great tribute to a marvellous film
I was actually in this film. I was working in the Neptune shipyard at the time as an apprentice. We decided to sneak off early one day "it as calledd balling off" in those days and me and my mate went to the toon for a days drinking. We started off in the Durham Ox first and the the Forth. Then went into the Vitoria and Comet. "The Spit & Vomit" as it was locally known. We had only been in minutes when a little bloke in glasses and a clipboard came in and announced that they were, in his words, "doing a little bit of filming". He said we could all stay and be padi as extras but that we would not be able to leave for at least 4 hours. A lot left but we stayed and we were warned not to look directly at the actors or camera and anyone mouthing "Hello mum" would be unceremoniously hoi'ed oot! Caine came in first and what a gent he was. Spoke to everyone and promised to sign any autographs at the end of filming. Needless to say we had a great time and the beer was free but we were limited to 1 per hour. But there was a free bar for an hour after filming for those who had stayed. And the littkle bloke came back in after and we all got a little brown packet with a nice little earner in it.
Great work and site. It's the best film ever made. Very well done.
Superb site and really enjoyed looking through the 'then' and 'now' photographs. Get Carter is my favourite film - I never tire of watching it. Went to see the play in Doncaster last night which was superb. Keep up the good work with this site, Andy.
Get Carter is my favourite film ever. I was lucky enough to be an extra in the film in the sequence shot at the Oxford Ballroom. My cousin (who was actually a bouncer at the Oxford) can be seen as a doorman talking to a woman as Michael Caine enters.
I've made this picture for you to show you better where I think Glenda's flat was. The car was parked to the other side of the flats http://i.imgur.com/43BRASo.jpg
I'm not certain which of the blocks it was filmed in but I've marked 2 possible ones in green and the walkway bridging them that you can see in my YouTube clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHPKzEyK-Qs
You can use The Borough Arms and St. Cuthbert's Road with the fork in it as landmarks but unfortunately, I think the road where the car was has been set back and angled so you can only really view from around here https://goo.gl/Kkz5YH and upwards from down here https://goo.gl/ld0Iao
Here's a modern aerial view to compare with https://goo.gl/163aZf
The Borough Arms is right at the bottom on Bedford Place.
Welcome to the guestbook! ?