Monday, April 15, 2013

The Taxi Driver - David Chiang (1975) - Cornwall Street, Kowloon Tong

Back to Kowloon Tong for another scene (seems to be quite a few scenes were filmed in and around the Cornwall Street area). This time it is another out of the taxi window shot as a couple of Chiang's taxi driver buddies are on the lookout for the robbers who have framed Chiang for a bank robbery.

Here is the first shot of one driver followed by two of the second driver. I've lumped them all together because these scenes were actually filmed along the exact same part of Cornwall Street. In front of #s 8 & 10 to be precise. The top shot here shows the facade of #8 Cornwall Street


These subsequent shots show the west side of #8 and the front of #10.


You may remember #10 from a previous post concerning another Chiang film called Friends. There was a fairly decent snap of it opposite Kent Road (you can also see a bit of #8 too).

Anyway, these are both low rise blocks that were built in the 1960's (actually, #8 was built circa 1970, #10 1963). They are still there today in their high-ceilinged-low-rise splendour.


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