Tuesday, 5 July 2011

British Beaches in the Movies: Pennan

Another beach very much on the movie map is Pennan, which was chosen for the set of Local Hero (1983). This 1980s gem crops up time and again on lists of all-time favourite films. A classic fish-out-of-water tale, Local Hero highlights the differences, and similarities, between a big city American capitalist and small town Scottish villagers. With cinematography by Chris Menges and a soundtrack by Mark Knopfler this film is a real treat. The red phone box where Mac saw the Northern Lights was, disappointingly, a movie prop but many people still journey to Pennan to have their photographs taken next to the actual phone box in the village.

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