World Film Locations: Glasgow (Book)

Edited by Nicola Balkind

World Film Locations: Glasgow explores Scotland’s biggest city and the many locations in which its films are viewed, set and shot. Taking in the important moments and movements in its rich cinematic history, this book seeks to discover the city’s culture, character and comedy through its cinematic identity.

Category: Film Studies

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World Film Locations: Glasgow explores Scotland’s biggest city and the many locations in which its films are viewed, set and shot. Taking in the important moments and movements in its rich cinematic history, this book seeks to discover the city’s culture, character and comedy through its cinematic identity. Essays cover a variety of topics including a background of Glasgow’s cinema-goers and picture houses, the evolution of Scots comedy, and the role of the city as inspiration for grassroots and underground filmmakers, as well as big Hollywood productions. Thirty-eight films are featured, from classics like Forsyth’s Gregory’s Girl and Loach’s Carla’s Song to cult hits like Boyle’s Trainspotting . Bollywood is also represented, alongside European titles and grim Scots realism like Sweet Sixteen , My Name is Joe , and Red Road , and new titles including Fast Romance , Perfect Sense , and NEDs , making this an essential guide to Scotland in film.

Nicola Balkind is a Glasgow-based writer and digital freelancer.

Maps/Scenes Scenes 1-7 1973 - 1984 Scenes 8-14 1984 - 1998 Scenes 15-20 1998 - 2001 Scenes 21-26 2001 - 2003 Scenes 27-32 2003 - 2005 Scenes 33-38 2005 - 2011 Essays Glasgow: City of the Imagination - Paul Gallagher Cinema City: Glasgow’s Passion for Cinema - Neil Johnson-Symington Glaswegian Comedy: A Distinct Sense of Humour - Keir Hind The Gift of Constraint: Danish-Scottish Collaboration and the Advance Party - Pasquale Iannone Glasgow’s Kitchen Sink: The Cinema of Ken Loach and Peter Mullan - David Archibald Dear Green Shoots: Underground Film-Making In Glasgow - Sean Welsh Glasgow: Hollywood’s Film Set - Nicola Balkind

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