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Old 09-04-2012, 21:45
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Did Lost film in England in an episode where Charlie was busking (during season 4 I think) and Desmond was in his time travelling phase?

Looked like they'd just stuck up a tube sign and a red phone box.
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Old 10-04-2012, 19:04
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I think that particular London-based Lost episode was filmed in Hawaii. Although some genuine London streets were CGI'd in as backdrops, others were quite obviously not the UK (with 'wrong' traffic lights, which are usually the giveaway). And we also had a unauthentic cavernous 'English' pub with Union Jack mounted on the wall.

There was also an earlier Charlie episode (season 2) with a scene in 'Brixton' consisting of the entrance to the tube station, a red phone box and some homeless types huddled around braziers.
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Old 11-04-2012, 15:19
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Any yoyutube clips of these shows?
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Old 11-04-2012, 17:04
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I think that particular London-based Lost episode was filmed in Hawaii. Although some genuine London streets were CGI'd in as backdrops, others were quite obviously not the UK (with 'wrong' traffic lights, which are usually the giveaway). And we also had a unauthentic cavernous 'English' pub with Union Jack mounted on the wall.

There was also an earlier Charlie episode (season 2) with a scene in 'Brixton' consisting of the entrance to the tube station, a red phone box and some homeless types huddled around braziers.
They also actually filmed in London for a scene between Widmore and Ben.
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Old 11-04-2012, 17:28
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And a scene between Widmore and Sun outside a cafe was filmed over here. I got a photo of myself stood outside it after stumbling on it by chance!
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Old 11-04-2012, 17:32
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Whenever lost was in the UK it always made me cringe, why do the Americans all think we talk like upper-class morons!!!!
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Old 11-04-2012, 18:40
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All that bit-filming here and bac in the us is similar to Columbo.
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Old 11-04-2012, 19:40
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Frasier. Usually quite intelligent but Daphne from Manchester had a beer swilling brother from South London.
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Old 11-04-2012, 19:54
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Whenever lost was in the UK it always made me cringe, why do the Americans all think we talk like upper-class morons!!!!
We don't all. Why do you presume to know what we all think?
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Old 12-04-2012, 13:16
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Moving on from Lost, any more?
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Old 19-04-2012, 08:24
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In the film " The Front" on C5 yesterday, based in present day Boston , there is a connection in the plot to someone from the UK. We then a caption " Glastonbury, Somerset " and a man goes intop a red phone box to phone Boston ( ! ), We then see in an obviously rural setting , an old fashioned red London bus going past, the bloke in the phone box ( in Somerset remember) speaks in an absurd cockney accent
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Old 19-04-2012, 10:56
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They're all terrible, even intelligent dramas like Sons of Anarchy get it wrong, Columbo wasn't up to the usual standard either.

What's strange is that the Harvard alumni who write The Simpsons should be so ignorant (and not just about Britain, all the ones set abroad are like this).

The worse one was Murder She Wrote set in Ireland not Britain though, so bad it's good.
I seem to remember Al Jean on a Simpsons DVD commentary saying they knew perfectly well their depictions of Britain/the Brits being way off, they were just satirising other shows! (or something like that!) Like having a crowded Wembley Stadium fo American "football"!
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Old 19-04-2012, 10:59
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On a related topic, do New Zealanders actually say
"Fush and Chups" ?
I find it's closer to "boat", as in "There's a moas running roand the hoase"
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Old 19-04-2012, 19:07
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Nikita in London, which featured a frozen over thames... Yeah right
All the scenes that were "set" in london were pretty terrible actually
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Old 20-04-2012, 06:54
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.... Like having a crowded Wembley Stadium fo American "football"!
Now who would ever think that could happen???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-hnEZDg1dU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_Xaz...eature=related
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Old 20-04-2012, 07:05
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Without going through the whole thread, has anyone mentioned 'Londinium' in the Batman TV series from the 60's?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_gJ0YypZGc
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Old 20-04-2012, 07:44
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The worst English accent in a movie ever was Ewen McGregor ruining the Star Wars prequels with his dreadful accent. It made me screw up my face and clench my buttocks. If someone can't do the accent then either have him as Scottish or hire someone else. Grrrr .
He was attempting to speak like Alec Guinness who played Obi Wan in the original Star Wars. I know it wasn't quite right but he nearly got it. Didn't bother me!
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Old 21-04-2012, 16:57
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What's the best portrayal of Britain inj a US TV series??
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Old 21-04-2012, 17:17
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What's the best portrayal of Britain inj a US TV series??
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Old 21-04-2012, 17:28
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Did Lost film in England in an episode where Charlie was busking (during season 4 I think) and Desmond was in his time travelling phase?

Looked like they'd just stuck up a tube sign and a red phone box.
Yes they did as Jim Robinson was in a theater show here at the time so they decide to film the actual episode in London for once.
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Old 21-04-2012, 22:57
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Any more, older ones really?
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Old 21-04-2012, 23:31
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Without going through the whole thread, has anyone mentioned 'Londinium' in the Batman TV series from the 60's?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_gJ0YypZGc
Brilliant
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Old 22-04-2012, 06:40
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On a related topic, do New Zealanders actually say
"Fush and Chups" ?
I don't, but many of my teachers do. The younger generations tend to be more accent-free. It is quite common to hear "heed" for head, "pin" for pen, "six" for sex, etc.
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Old 28-04-2012, 12:59
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any more oldie?
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Old 14-05-2012, 22:10
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Any more, surely there's more?
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