Talk:Ealing Studios

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Star Wars[edit]

I thought Star Wars Episode II was shot entirely in Australia. And computers. - Lee M 00:41, 29 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Some reshoots were shot there (the scene in the smelting factory I believe) Darwin-rover (talk) 19:52, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Attributions[edit]

It is in the nature of film-making that films are shot in many different places and it would be difficult to find out what percentage of any film was shot on location and what percentage inside purpose-built studios. In the case of Jonathan Miller's "Alice in Wonderland" (1966) only the courtroom scene was shot at Ealing but it involved the building of the largest set that had ever been seen in Stage 2. In the 1970s the famous and elderly Stage 2 became the courtyard of Colditz Castle (another huge set) and I was once told that its tank had been used to film some of the splashier close shots in "The Cruel Sea" (1953) (!) The tank was also used dry to extend the "Alice in Wonderland" set downwards (the gangway used by the witnesses at the trial crosses the tank) and to give greater depth to the prison set in "Porridge". Ant501UK (talk) 10:16, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Suggestions[edit]

It would be nice to document the recent history (1995-now) of the studios, and some of their more recent productions. Also it is unclear which films were produced by Ealing Studios and which were merely shot there.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Twp (talkcontribs) 05:41, 5 September 2007

May I also suggest that someone finds the definitive and accurate date for the formation of Will Barker Studios on the site. The current given year of 1896 does not seem to be supported elsewhere and although the Ealing Studios commercial website can not be relied upon for accuracy, 1902 does seem to be a more likely date. Ant501UK (talk) 09:11, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Documentaries[edit]

Unless there is another "Go To Blazes" of which I am unaware, this should also be listed as a comedy short. As well as being an instructional film, Go To Blazes (dating from 1942) made good use of Will Hay's comedy . --Lil Miss Picky (talk) 21:21, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Split[edit]

This should probably be split into separate articles for the company known by this name and the actual physical studios as the two are distinct subjects. Despite its name the company made films at a variety of studios, while a large number of different production companies have made films at Ealing Studios. I'll split it in the next few days if there are no objections. Lord Cornwallis (talk) 23:56, 1 January 2014 (UTC)