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The Plank (1967)

Started by Teppic, Nov 16, 2012, 09:39 pm

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Teppic

Nov 16, 2012, 09:39 pm Last Edit: Nov 23, 2012, 02:01 pm by Scarfwearer
From the classic Eric Sykes comedy

The Plank (1967).jpg

hb88banzai

Nov 17, 2012, 05:22 am #1 Last Edit: Nov 17, 2012, 05:47 am by hb88banzai
Found it.

"The Plank" was apparently filmed mostly in the Barnes area. This Box is actually just to the east in Putney, a stone's throw from Putney Lower Common, which itself is next to Barnes Common.

It is --

   V54    Box       20-Apr-31    27 Oct 70    Lower Richmond Road, north side 3 yards west of Commondale    Putney

The building on the corner is now gone, but all the other buildings visible in the sequence are still there.

Here is the URL for an approximate POV in Google Maps street view:  http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Commondale,+Putney,+UK&hl=en&ll=51.468405,-0.227215&spn=0.003101,0.016952&sll=51.466153,-0.213804&sspn=0.003449,0.008476&hnear=Commondale&t=m&z=16&layer=c&cbll=51.468409,-0.227088&panoid=AOF9exVmHO7aC1KNRX2UTw&cbp=12,278.1,,1,2.93

Here is the URL to a youtube video of the film cued to the relevant sequence:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WnGgSvzi2I&feature=player_detailpage#t=1126s

petewilson

If you watch this film (it was on over Christmas on Channel 5) You will notice that the Light was actually Flashing when they drove past in this sequence!!  :o

domvar

The guy on top of the car is Movie Ian, Roy Castle I watched this on Saturday.

alexcutler

Quote from: petewilson on Jan 27, 2013, 09:54 pmIf you watch this film (it was on over Christmas on Channel 5) You will notice that the Light was actually Flashing when they drove past in this sequence!!  :o

Indeed, not only is the lamp flashing, but you can just hear the bell faintly ringing in time with the lamp below the music track.

I also noticed what an unusually shallow base this police box has (much less than the 5-6 inch normal); but since every concrete box had a custom base made in situ for it, I guess this is just one of the many natural variations.

It would be lovely if ITV (or Eric Sykes' estate or whomever owns it) did an HD or UHD scan of this scene from the original film stock. I'd love a high res version of this scene.

The Plank is currently on Britbox, and this scene is 20m:15s into the movie.