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Fantastic to see 'old Newcastle'


There's a painted picture on the wall of an underpass near Tyne Bar of Jack Carter. That area of Newcastle still holds a similar nostalgic feeling of its past industrial shipping history. It's a fascinating setting for one of the greatest movies of all time.

There's a lot of familiar sites still to visit if anyone is up in Newcastle and fancies imagining they are Jack Carter. It's not quite the same but good fun nonetheless.

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I was 'up' at Newcastle, as an undergraduate in the early 90s just before the redevelopment of the quayside area really got underway. It still had an air of 'Get Carter'. It was, and is, a great city.


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I walked there from Port Carlisle along Hadrian's Wall in 2003 and could smell the Newky Brown from 20 miles away.;O))

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The original "Get Carter" is one of those movies in which the city in which it is set is as much a character as any of the characters in the movie.

Particularly to someone like me -- an American who could only imagine how a city like Newcastle looked, sounded and "felt" in 1971.

I'm sure it has changed a lot over the decades, but the 1971 version will live forever in the original "Get Carter."

PS. I also like how "Get Carter" opens in London and then uses its credit sequence(with that great 1971 synthesizer music) to SHOW us the long northward train journey from swinging London to the more drab and oppressive Newcastle. Carter is on a journey to his past...and a reckoning with it.

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Aye, it's grim up north, lad!

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Get Carter is to 1071 Newcastle like The French Connection is to 1971 NY.
What a double feature!!

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I'm Geordie born and bred and I love that the Toon is used so well in this film. The city is virtually a character in Get Carter, dripping with atmosphere, grit and menace.

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