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My Policeman - Film currently being made in Brighton

Started by darren79, May 14, 2021, 03:20 pm

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darren79

A mock up police box has been erected in Powis Square in Brighton for use in a film called My Policeman (starring ex-one direction band member Harry Styles).

And rather lovely it is too!E1WX7kPXoAMmQFL.jpegE1W3PVIXIAEVzzH.jpgE1WX6QeWUAIOXmu.jpeg

Angelus Lupus

A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.

russellsuthern

Wow!
My neck of the woods.
(Except I haven't been out much due to lockdown.)
I wonder if it will still be up tomorrow, as I'm due to pop into town then...

Regards,

Russell

mikey

It seems that at least one scenery department can make a reasonably accurate police box... though it's the wrong sort for Brighton. I think Mr Matt Sanders' box is better.
"In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

russellsuthern

Matt's box is better than EVERYONE'S....


Russ


brenk9carter

I think I was meant to make a lamp lens for that, I was in contact with the props people but it seems they've already got one
Bren

Kingpin

Ooooh, that's a lovely Police Box replica (even noting the concessions).

Angelus Lupus

There's a lot to like about this box: Pebbled glass, blue panes, properly rectangular panels, the wider space at the bottom (which I like on the AWJ box) and a fresnel lamp!
I'm fine with them using the signage from the plans, as this makes it look like a very early box - I'm just wondering why the SJA badge is so very off... It sort of looks like they've replaced it with the star badge of the Met Police, I wonder why?
A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.

phillbarron

Quote from: Angelus Lupus on May 15, 2021, 12:23 amThere's a lot to like about this box: Pebbled glass, blue panes, properly rectangular panels, the wider space at the bottom (which I like on the AWJ box) and a fresnel lamp!
I'm fine with them using the signage from the plans, as this makes it look like a very early box - I'm just wondering why the SJA badge is so very off... It sort of looks like they've replaced it with the star badge of the Met Police, I wonder why?

Licensing, maybe? Would they have to pay to use the SJA logo?

I keep wondering why the PTO sign looks stuck on as an afterthought rather than in a frame behind glass. Lets down an otherwise awesome box.

Angelus Lupus

Ah, yes, I hadn't noticed that! It really does need a frame (and a handle). Looking at the first mage in this thread, however, it does look like it is hinged somehow.
A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.

Kingpin

May 15, 2021, 02:42 pm #11 Last Edit: May 15, 2021, 03:05 pm by Kingpin
It seems to have a frame, but a particularly thin one (as observed in the side shot showing the "panel*" partially ajar.  And definitely hinged.

*Though given there's no cubby behind it, would this technically make it a flap rather than a panel?

A shot of the back:

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I did a little digging, and the Police Box will likely have more than just a passing appearance, there's a sequence in the book (not sure how long, Google's preview was limited) where PC Burgess's lover Patrick has a tryst with him in the box.

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A couple more, non-full-box shots:

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And a couple of nice detail shots:

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Andrew Harvey

Oct 18, 2021, 08:54 pm #12 Last Edit: Oct 18, 2021, 08:56 pm by Andrew Harvey
That one is a beauty. I must say I am more of a fan of the real police boxes than the ones on the show. ( With the exception of the original box from the sixties and seventees- after all, I would never have been interested in them at all if not for that one!) Its nice too to see they used the signage from the plans....
  Its also good to see the door opening outwards....