Dunedin’s “period architecture”, not so quaintly….

The overall look of some of Dunedin’s downtown streets meant the city could “knock off other city’s looks in other periods”. –Kevin Jennings

### ODT Online Tue, 28 Oct 2014
‘Incredibly valuable’ – City, surrounds lure film-makers
By David Loughrey
Dunedin is …. attracting film-makers, and more movies may be on the way. Film Otago Southland executive manager Kevin Jennings said Dunedin – and the wider southern region – had plenty to offer film-makers, despite being “at the bottom of the planet”. The Light Between Oceans, which stars Rachel Weisz and Michael Fassbender, began shooting in Dunedin this month, and is using locations including Port Chalmers, Otago Peninsula and the former Dunedin prison. […] Dunedin’s period architecture was one of its strengths, but not the only ammunition in its movie arsenal.
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### ODT Online Tue, 28 Oct 2014
Full head of steam
By Shawn McAvinue
Steam locomotive Ja 1240, also known as Jessica, leaves the Dunedin Railway Station yesterday, heading to Sawyers Bay. [….] The engine, built at the Hillside Workshops in 1947, came back to Dunedin from Christchurch to appear in the film The Light Between Oceans, which is being shot around Dunedin.
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The Light Between Oceans: The movie is in pre-production and scenes will also be filmed in Otago, New Zealand and Tasmania. The film is directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines) and co-produced by Heyday Films’ David Heyman, who produced all eight Harry Potter films, and Jeffrey Clifford (No Strings Attached, Up in the Air).

The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman - Dreamworks [wegotthiscovered.com]

[excerpt/ Random House Books Australia 2012]The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman [excerpt]

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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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4 responses to “Dunedin’s “period architecture”, not so quaintly….

  1. Four period locations in one season: VicEdwardian, California Frank Lloyd Wright, and Brutalism by Sir Miles of Trials, for Kafkaesque stories of hospital life.

  2. Elizabeth

    Filming was expected to continue for another two weeks in Dunedin, and a week in the Central Otago village of St Bathans. http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/321707/lights-camera-action

  3. Elizabeth

    ODT 3.11.14 Port transformed for ‘Oceans’ filming

    ODT 3.11.14 Genuine 1920s office close to home [Sir Julian camps out in Allied Press board room]

  4. Elizabeth

    Sat, 26 Nov 2016
    ODT: Dunedin plays its part in period piece
    One of our own hit the big time in Hollywood recently, an actor who might be on the up. Yes, it was Dunedin itself that played a big part in emotional tear-jerker The Light Between Oceans, partly filmed in the city in 2014. David Loughrey attended the cinema to look for Dunedin bits.
    A seagull soared over the southern ocean, rising high above the cliffs where Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander were busy suffering from the most grievous emotions …. Fassbender (playing the square-jawed hunk Tom Sherbourne) and Vikander (playing Isabel Graysmark Sherbourne) were putting their all into a gripping and engrossing performance in which emotions of an intensity so painfully raw threaten the very relationship between the earth and the heavens that … hang on, I recognise that seagull! Cont/

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