Naomi Bedworth, Kirstie Gutherless, Carla Navarro, Janet Pound, Shirley McWatt, Pam McArdle, Bryony Booth, Lynne Kirby, Ruth Austin and Louise Harman got in touch with me about recreating a scene from Fame. They are all in an adult musical theatre class at NAPA and it was a pleasure to grab this image late on a 12 shoot saturday.
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Hullywood Icon number 7 Film: The Wizard of Oz Location: Hull Old Town.
Hullywood Icon number 26 Film: Singing in the Rain Location: Near Zebedee’s Yard.
Hullywood Icon number 95 and 96 Film: Trains Planes and Automobiles Location: St John’s Hotel, Queens Road, Hull.
Hullywood Icon number 116 Film: Eraserhead Location: The Adelphi Club.
Hullywood Icon number 101 Film: The Matrix Location: King Billy Car Park.
Hullywood Icon number 35 Film Notting Hill Location: Victoria Avenue, Hull.
Hullywood Icon number 121 Film: Dr.No Location: Hull Marina.
Hullywood Icon number 10 Film: Bladerunner Location: Union Mashup.
Hullywood Icons numbers 112 and 113 Film: Dirty Dancing Location: Home.
Hullywood Icon number 8 Film: The Wrong Man Location: Hepworth’s Arcade.
Hullywood Icon number 163 Film: Cat Woman Location: C4DI Building.
Hullywood Icon Number 4 Film: Wonder Woman Location: Hull Fair, Walton Street.
Hullywood Icons numbers 110 and 111 Film: Star Wars 1977 Location: Hull University.
Hullywood Icon number 119 Film: Borat Location: Queen’s Gardens.
Hullywood Icons numbers 114 and 115 Film: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Location: Humber Bridge.
Hullywood Icon number 69 Film: Safety Last Location: Old Lloyds Building Hull.
Hullywood Icon number 16 Film: Cast Away Location: Humber Bridge.
Hullywood Icons numbers 78 and 79 Film: King Kong Location: Hull Daily Mail Office.
Hullywood Icon number 83 Film: Wolverine Location: The Khyber Pass, East Park. Hull.
Hullywood Icon number 88 and 89 Film: The Seven Year Itch Location: New Theatre Square.
Hullywood Icon number 84 Film: Kill Bill: Volume 1 Location: Rayners Bar, Hessle Road.
Hullywood Icon number 129 Film: Shaun of the Dead Location: Lion and Key.
Hullywood Icon number 94 Film: Walk the Line Location: Hull Marina near the Minerva Pub.
Hullywood Icons numbers 105 and 106 Film: Gone with the Wind Location: Wilberforce House.
Hullywood Icon number 29 Film: Pulp Fiction Location: Mercure Hull Royal Hotel.
Hullywood Icons numbers 19 and 20 Film: When Harry met Sally Location: Coffee 31.
Hullywood Icon number 90 Film: Ghostbusters Location: Millennium Bridge.
Hullywood Icon number 18 Film: An American in Paris Location: Jetty near Minerva.
Hullywood Icon number 37 Film: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Location: 1884 Dock Street Kitchen on Dock Street in Hull.
Hullywood Icon number 91 Film: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Location: Carol’s House, East Hull.
Hullywood Icon number 168 Film: Superman Location: White phone box in Beverley near Minster.
Hullywood Icon number 6 Film: Rocky Location: Queen’s Gardens.
Hullywood Icon numbers 31 and 32 Film: Brief Encounter Location: Hull Paragon Station.
Hullywood Icons numbers 124 and 125 Film: Some Like It Hot Location: Hull Paragon Station.
Hullywood Icon number 97 Film: Apocalypse Now Location: Khyber Pass, East Park, Hull.
Hullywood Icons numbers 92 and 93 Film: The Thomas Crown Affair Location: Hull Old Town.
Hullywood Icon number 99 Film: The Life of Brian Location: Alfred Gelder Street, Hull.
Film: Scrooge Hullywood Icons number 212 Location: Back Street, Old Town.
Hullywood Icon number 36 Film: Mary Poppins Location: Home, Beverley.
Hullywood Icons numbers 107 and 108 Film: Back to the Future Location: Kingswood Retail Park.
Hullywood Icon number 117 Film: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Location: Holy Trinity Church. Soon to be Minster.
Hullywood Icon number 98 Film: Westworld Location: Wm Hawkes Pub, Scale Lane, Hull.
Hullywood Icons numbers 73-77 Film: Hairspray Location: Hair Majesty’s Hair Saloon.
Hullywood Icon number 118 Film: The Truman Show Location: Milly’s garden, Beverley.
Hullywood Icons numbers 70 and 71 Film: Brokeback Mountain Location: The Deep.
Hullywood Icon number 164 Film: The Great Gatsby Loction: Hull Marina.
Hullywood Icon number 9 Film: Riders of The Lost Arc Location: Khyber Pass, East Park, Hull.
Hullywood Icon number 85 Film: Ghostbusters – Answer the Call Location: Ye Olde White Harte, Hull.
Hullywood Icons numbers 78 and 79 Film: King Kong Location: Hull Daily Mail Office.
Hullywood Icons number 128 Film: Captain America:The First Avenger Location: The Lord Line Building.
Hullywood Icon Number 2 Film: Roman Holiday Location: Queen’s Gardens Fountain.
Hullywood Icon number 72 Film: Kes Location: Hull back street near Camilla’s House.
Hullywood Icons numbers 81 and 82 Film: Napoleon Dynamite Location: Wyke College.
Hullywood Icon number 5 Film: The Third Man Location: Hull Fair, Walton Street.
Hullywood Icon number 131. Film: Kelly’s Heroes. Location: Fort Paull.
Film: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Hullywood Icon number 63 and 64 Location: Khyber Pass, East Park.
Hullywood Icon number 28 Film: The Invisible Man Location: outside Hull Court Rooms at the Guildhall.
Hullywood Icons numbers 189 and 190 Film: The nightmare Before Christmas Location: West Cemetery on Chanterlands Avenue Hull.
Hullywood Icon number 169 Film: Poltergeist Location: Robert Jamieson’s flat Park Avenue, Hull.
Hullywood Icon number 103 Film: Brave Location: Pearson Park.
Hullywood Icon Number 12 Film: The Birds Location: Phone Box near Guildhall, Hull.
Hullywood Icon number 167 Film: Shaft Location: Back street central Hull.
Hullywood Icon number 65 Film: The Labyrinth Location: St Mary’s Church. Hull Old Town.
Hullywood Icon number 17 Film: Star Wars Location C4DI Building.
Hullywood Icon number 80 Film: The Big Lebowski Location: Zeb’s bathroom.
Hullywod Icon number 27 Film: Taxi Driver Location: Mark’s House.
Hullywood Icon number 120 Film: Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Location: Doug’s house.
Hullywood Icons numbers 21-25 Film: Mean Girls Location: St Stephen’s Shopping Centre.
Hullywood Icon number 44 and 45 Film: True Romance Location: Wincolmlee.
Hullywood Icon number 130 Film: Desperately Seeking Susan Location: Humber Social Club.
Film: North by Northwest Hullywood Icon number 213 Queens Gardens
Hullywood Icon number 40, 41, 42 and 43 Film: The Goonies Location: Khyber Pass, East Park.
Film: Duck Soup Hullywood Icon 214 Location: Solicitors Chambers
Hullywood Icon number 161 Film: Child’s Play – Chucky Location: Dinsdale’s Hepworth Arcade.
Hullywood Icon number 122 Film: Trainspotting Location: Flat, Pearson Park.
Hullywood Icon Number 3 Film: Elf Location: The Vintage Café on Chanterlands Avenue.
Hullywood Icon number 162 Film: The Karate Kid Location: Hull Marina.
Hullywood Icons numbers 86 and 87 Film: Pirates of the Caribbean Location: HMS Pickle, Hull Marina.
Hullywood Icon number 126 Film: Forest Gump Location: East Park.
Hullywood Icon number 30 Film: Dr.No Location: Hessle foreshore.
Hullywood Icon number 15 Film: Sunset Boulevard Location: City Hall.
Hullywood Icons numbers 191 and 192 Film: Titanic Location: Hull Marina.
Hullywood icon number 66 Film: Girl with a Pearl Earing Location: Ye Olde Black Boy.
Hullywood Icons numbers 210 – 211 Film; The 300 Location: Princes Quay.
Hullywood Icons numbers 46-62 Film: The Wild One Location: Hessle Road, Rayner’s Bar. Hull.
Hullywood Icons numbers 107-109 Film: The Wizard of Oz Location: Pearson Park.
Nancy Young Hullywood Icon Number 1 Film: The Return of the Fifty Foot Woman Location: Princes Quay.
Hullywood Icons numbers 182 and 183 Film: Thelma and Louise Location: Fraisthorpe Beach.
Hullywood Icon number 14 Film: Tomb Raider Location: Rear of St Stephen’s Shopping Center.
Hullywood Icon Number 12 Film: Kill Bill Volume 1 Location: Fruit.
Hullywood Icon number 102 Film: Les Miserables Location: Trinity Square.
Hullywood Icons numbers 131-138 Film: The Stepford Wives Location: Tescos at St.Stephens.
Hullywood Icon number 13 Film: Suicide Squad Location: St Stephens Shopping Centre.
Film: Amélie Hullywood Icon number 11 Location: The Vintage Cafe on Chanterlands Avenue.
Hullywood Icons number 38 and 39 Film: Another Fine Mess Location: Hull Street Life Museum.
Hullywood Icon numbers 31 and 32 Film: Gregory’s Girl Location: Hessle Country Park.
Hullywood Icons numbers 67 and 68 Film: Misery Location: Camilla’s house.
Hullywood Icon number 104 Film: Brave Location: Humber Bridge, Country Park.
Hullywood Icon number 123 Film: Cabaret Location: Ryders Club, Coltman Street.
Hullywood Icons numbers 139-160 Film: Quadrophenia Location: Raine Club.
I met James Berriman at the projection event for Made in Hull he suggested that he would like to recreate a scene from Cinema Paradiso. John Jackson, who played Simon Pegg in the Shaun of the Dead shoot, works at Cineworld on Kingswood kindly offered us the use of the projection gallery there for the shoot. James’s son Ajay plays Salvatore as a boy.
‘I would like to thank Andy Frodsham of Stoke Film Theatre for lending us two 35mm reels. I have fond memories of Stoke Film Theatre – I was a volunteer projectionist there for 12 years. That’s what inspired me to suggest Cinema Paradiso. Interestingly my uncle Mark’s grandad owned the Cecil and a whole string of cinemas in Hull’.
After the initial shoot James spotted a rather splendid projector in the foyer of the cinema in Beverley. he asked me if I would reshoot the scene in the new location. It was worth it.
Lee and Alex Hawksley and Louis Martindale (Kevin McCallister) recreated this scene from Home Alone in East Park.
I met Gregor Clarkson at the Forest Gump shoot and we agreed to meet up later the same day at the Costello Stadium where we made this homage to Chariots of Fire.
Matt Davies partner Angela got in touch with me about recreating a moment from The Dark Knight Rises in front of City Hall. So one busy saturday afternoon we met up and created this image.
You may recall Paul Martindale as Forest Gump well here we have his daughter Heidi as Heidi at the East Park Animal Education Centre. Many thanks Keith Conkerton as the Grandad and to the staff for wrangling the goats.
I’ve known Richard Vergette since I was a wayward student in the early 80’s gate crashing the Inter Arts course at Bretton Hall whilst studying Art History in Leicester. He is a thoroughly good sport and a gentleman to boot. As head of the students Union at Bretton he organised some of my first paid gigs.
Richard writs plays now and teaches we met at Queens Gardens to make this image.