Monday, July 18, 2016

Cracker: White Ghost - Robbie Coltrane (1996) - Lion Rock Road, Kowloon City

Philby's long-suffering girlfriend lives above a shop in Kowloon City and we get a nice birds-eye view of the area as a plane flies overhead towards the landing strip at the old airport. The road we are focused on is Lion Rock Road and although we initially see it from the north the following closeups - filmed along the same road but at the other end - were filmed looking from the south. We can't have a scene around Kowloon City with the required plane-flying-into-Kai-Tak shot, right?

Anyway, the road at the bottom is Lion Rock Road and Kowloon City being the way it is, although the buildings (actually, it's one big block called the Victory Building at 78-144 Lion Rock Rd and you can see it when it was in better condition here) we can see are still around there's no guarantee they will be there for much longer - the whole place is changing. So these views are all looking south and I suspect the camera was placed on the car park roof of the Kowloon City Plaza (we've been up there before)

Speaking of the Kowloon City Plaza (now the KCP), you can see it in the background of the following shots - it's the multi-coloured thing at the far end of the road (below the hill).

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