Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sixteen Films About Reading

Local girl Kate Winslet has said that she'd like to make a film in her home town of Reading (presumably to raze to the ground the hideous block of flats named in her honour opposite a Pizza Hut).

This being the case, here's a list of films about Reading. Some local knowledge required.

  1. Poo Island of Doctor Moreau
  2. Butch and Sundance: The Earley Days
  3. Whitley Men Can't Jump
  4. Burnham after Reading (A film set on a commuter train to London)
  5. Hexagon with the Wind
  6. Beavis and Butts Centre
  7. Smelly Alley G: The Movie
  8. What Happens in Heelas
  9. Emmer Green Berets
  10. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Southcote
  11. Sonning's Gotta Give
  12. Ed Woodley
  13. Journey to the Savacenter of the Earth
  14. Action Jackson's
  15. School of Reading Rock
  16. Caversham Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
The eagle-eyed among you will note a lack of Ricky Gervais vehicle "Cemetery Junction", which while named after the Reading distrct twinned with Gomorrah, wasn't actually filmed there. Essentially because the entire truckload of film equipment would have been stolen during the first lunchbreak.

So, good luck Kate. Sorry about that time I accidentally touched your bosom and all that.


Richard said...

Accidentally. Pffft.

Dioclese said...

Yep. Got them all. (Used to live there too!)

God, I miss those evenings in the Purple Turtle (No not really!)

TRT said...

I still chuckle over the comment you made once when I used to post the title of the book that I had just started to read on the train. It went...

(Me) Reading: Dante's Inferno.
(You) Come on. It's not that bad.