Last night, I dreamt I was in London again …
Actually I was talking about traveling with a friend of mine and started to reminisce about my lovely times in Londontown. That led me to this topic – a look at the London Underground from the world of cinema.
The Tube/The Underground – whatever you call it (just don’t call it a SUBWAY), is an attraction unto itself for visitors to the English capital city. It has also been the setting for many an interesting films and pivotal scenes in those films. Here is a cool map that conveys this very message. For a larger view of the map, click here.
In my continued admiration for the U.K. capital city and in honor of the 150th anniversary of the London Underground system, I have gathered a few of my favorite cinematic scenes from The Underground:
THE WINGS OF THE DOVE (1997): couldn’t find the actual clip but there is a snippet of the scene in the trailer. If you do happen to watch the pivotal scene starts with the opening title sequence.
V FOR VENDETTA (2005)
SLIDING DOORS (1998): this sequence sets the stage for the rest of the film
ATONEMENT (2007): this is just the trailer; if I showed you the scene, it would give away a major plot point.
SKYFALL (2012): What’s NOT to like? This clip is the culmination of a great underground chase sequence, mind you – but I decided to add it anyway because it DOES include an Underground train 🙂
In related news, earlier this year, the BFI (British Film Institute) took a retrospective look at some great (British-made) films that featured the underground system .
Let me conclude my post by sharing another take on the London Transport system as depicted in the cinema, courtesy of fellow blogger and Anglophile – Ruth @ Flixchatter!
For MORE Tube-related Trivia …
Read 150 fun facts about “The Tube” (Source: Telegraph.co.uk).