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Posted November 20, 2009 to photo album "Mersey Movies"
FilmInFocus’ Nick Dawson picks out 10 films made in Liverpool that demonstrate the city’s diverse cinematic history.
Slide 1: Introduction
Liverpool's greatest cultural contribution is arguably in the field of music – from the Mersey Sound and the Beatles in the 60s to Echo & the Bunnymen, Teardrop Explodes, and Frankie Goes to Hollywood to modern day bands like The Coral and the Zutons – but it also has a considerable claim to be a major movie city too. Over the years, numerous film productions have used the city city as a backdrop (sometimes even pretending it was Russia), and there has been an impressive diversity in the movies that dropped anchor on Merseyside. In this whistle-stop tour of Liverpool-set flicks, we take you from a 1950 Ealing comedy not set in Ealing all the way through to the movie about an unlikely young millionaire that he made long before he made Slumdog.