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Brancaster castle rides again?
Posted by: Matt Tompkins Date: April 24, 2001 at 11:03:40
In Reply to: Brancaster castle? by Matt Tompkins of 404

From page 3 of today’s Times:

“Disney executives should have known that Norfolk, Britain’s flattest county, was not the best place to set a mountain adventure. But the makers of ‘Reign of Fire’ were intent on doing just that for their blockbuster in which fire-breathing dragons take over England.

The film was to feature a plucky band of humans living in a mountain-top castle in Norfolk – highest point 300 feet – surrounded by craggy peaks. Everything was progressing smoothly until the glaring error was pointed out by two Norfolk-born men employed on the set as back-stage mechanics. One of them said ‘I couldn’t believe what I was reading when I saw how the film featured a castle on top of a mountain in Norfolk. I tried to explain that they were making a terrible mistake, but they just shrugged their shoulders and said it was a small detail’.”

Perhaps Guy Rix was ghost-writing the script?


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