The gang's airfield hideout was filmed at. Also the prototype for The Sweeney's documentary style and realistic car chases thinks - did they crash through stacks of empty cardboard boxes which just happen to be conveniently lying around in this film as well? Three days of scenes were shot featuring in this role on , using Levine's own yacht. However, after this was done it was decided not to use the scenes. Police then arrest some of gang as they retrieve cars at the scrapyard. Deeley and Yates then approached to star in the film.
The robbers' tale; the real story of the great train robbery. Clifton feels it necessary to add incarcerated money expert Robinson Frank Finlay to the group, so he organizes a jailbreak to free him as well. It was seen by , and led him to approve Yates as the director of 1968. The second part of the picture and the meaty middle section of the tale, concentrates on the movers and shakers in the robbery. Shortly after, when changing vehicles, the criminals are spotted by the police and a high-speed chase develops with the criminals getting away. Blade Runners, Deer Hunters and Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: My Life in Cult Movies. Film is structured in three stages, firstly is a scintillating diamond robbery that introduces us to some of the major players in the train robbery to follow.
To avoid legal problems, it was decided to write a script where the details in the 25-minute robbery sequence were taken entirely from court evidence, but the remainder of the film would be fictitious speculation. Pettet's wife of Clifton angle feels under nourished, and the whole middle section inevitably fails to sustain the tempo created by that exhilarating first quarter of film, but small irritants only they be. Robbery is directed by Peter Yates and adapted to screenplay by Yates, Edward Boyd and George Markstein from The Robber's Tale written by Peta Fordham. As tough as steel toe capped docker boots, Robbery is a fictionalised take on the Great Train Robbery of 1963 that saw the London to Glasgow mail train stripped of its £2. There they cut free a briefcase full of jewellery.
The cash is divided up and the getaway vehicles hidden at a scrapyard. The film includes a dramatic car chase, realistic portrayal of police procedure as well as crime preparations and scenes shot entirely on location. However, the paid-off scrapyard man is arrested at an airport and found with banknotes from the raid and confesses. The robbery is edge of the seat brilliance, cunning in its execution and filmed with such gritty realism it really grabs the attention wholesale. The robbery itself was shot to the east of.
Finally the third part is the robbery itself and the aftermath involving the robbers hiding out, scattering to the wind as the cops close in. Runner-up mentions are The Last Run, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, Vanishing Point presumably original , The Wrong Arm Of The Law, and Faster Pussycat! Music is by Johnny Keating and cinematography by Douglas Slocombe. Grab handle, door capping and door glass shape without quarter-lite all match. The gang gathers to do the job and change the signals to stop the train and escape with the cash. The climax played out at a disused airfield is also exciting and such is the fact that previously we have been firmly tuned into the main characters on both sides of the law, we are fully immersed into what will become of them all.
These creative aspects attracted the attention of actor and producer , who hired director Peter Yates to direct 1968. While fans of 60s London as a period backdrop can't fail to feel well fed after film's end. I keep meaning to get this and add pictures but never seem to get round to it. Apparently lots of flat-out tyre-screeching Jag S-type and Mk2 chases, and a Vanden Plas 4-litre R crashes into a skip. . Great chase scene - easy to see how much it influenced others. Bullitt contains one of the most exciting car chases in film history, a sequence that revolutionized Hollywood's standards.
In the morning, Langdon and the police investigate the crime scene and explore possible local hideouts, including a disused airbase where the robbers are hiding in the basement, but are not found. And behind the Elan is a Singer Chamois. Filming was even done at and in Dublin. It was a robbery seen as daring and near genius in its meticulous planning and execution. This is fronted by an adrenalin pumping car chase that stands as one of the finest ever put to celluloid, kinetic and with inventive use of camera work, it's set to almost no dialogue and is car choreography of the highest order.
The film won the best original British screenplay award , Peter Yates, from the. Slocombe's photography strips it back to basics, suitably so to imbue that documentary feel, and Keating's score thunders away like a criminal accomplice at times. All the time while this is happening, as the various crooks move about various London locations such as bars, clubs, football grounds and abodes etc, we are also following the police side of things. There is also another list of their top 5 car chase films - Ronin, Bullitt, Italian Job original , French Connection and its Seven Ups sequel , and Gone in 60 Seconds original. Scenes of the gang meeting up prior to the robbery were also filmed at , during a match with Swindon Town. Although the theft succeeds, the criminals are still hounded by Scotland Yard detective Langdon James Booth. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Keywords: , , , , , ,.