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December 11, 2011 1:55 AM   Subscribe

Three decades on from the release of British Gangster classic Get Carter Michael Brady revisited the film's locations.

Get Carter previously. Newcastle-upon-Tyne in photos previously.
posted by tigrefacile (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Three decades on from the release of British Gangster classic, and 12 years on from the pointless, pointless Hollywood remake.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 2:34 AM on December 11, 2011 [3 favorites]

The car park was demolished last year.
posted by anagrama at 2:41 AM on December 11, 2011

If you enjoy this, you will probably also like Reelstreets, a site which features updated photographs of locations for classic European films.
posted by stinkycheese at 2:51 AM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]

Well, I think Brian Eno said it best when he said:
Mau Mau starter ching ching da da
Daughter daughter dumpling data
Pack and pick the ping-pong starter
Carter Carter go get Carter

posted by twoleftfeet at 3:07 AM on December 11, 2011

The book was originally set in Scunthorpe, and I've occasionally thought how odd it would be for the town to have been seen and known through this film. I assure you that the "forty years on" pictures of Scunthorpe would be very depressing in a way that only some of these ones are.
posted by Jehan at 3:54 AM on December 11, 2011

the car park being demolished was one of the great failures of the preservation movement in Britain, that was an important building, and i don't think its connection to the film helpded.
posted by PinkMoose at 7:35 AM on December 11, 2011

Gateshead previously.

I'm willing to be a defender of Brutalism, and this was an interesting entry in some ways, but it seems to have been an economic failure almost from the beginning, and I assume it was doomed.
posted by dhartung at 9:23 AM on December 11, 2011

dhartung, I'd included a link to that post above.
posted by tigrefacile at 1:52 PM on December 11, 2011

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