Monday, 16 November 2009
Soggy beer mat to silver screen
For film-makers, the pub is the perfect backdrop. It's indoors, it's dry, the refreshments are excellent and it comes with an authentic, ready-made coating of atmosphere and rich human interaction that the location scouts could spend months trying to find. From American werewolves in Effingham to local heroics at the delightful Ship Inn in Banff, the pub is as good a dream factory as Hollywood ever was.