|Owen & Moore in Children of Men|
One of the early scenes of the film depicts Owen's character being kidnapped by balaclava-wearing men on the bleak and litter-strewn streets of London, and taken blindfolded to a secure location for an unexpected reunion. His kidnappers are working for his old flame, American exile Julian Taylor played by Julianne Moore, who hopes to recruit Theo back to the revolutionary cause. As the camera pulls back, the location of the kidnapping is revealed to be an enormous warehouse-like structure with a domed roof pierced by multitudes of skylights. I visited the location of this shot in 2010 - it's actually the wonderful heritage building known as '3 Slip Cover' at Chatham Historic Dockyard in Kent, first constructed in 1838 to weather-proof the Royal Navy's all-important dockyard construction programme. The brilliant light inside is fantastic thanks to the arching roof and all those skylights.
The Dockyard also contains the superb Ropery - a 346m-long multi-storey brick building constructed to house the Navy's rope-making endeavours. The building is so enormously long because it allowed the workers to stretch out a full 1000 feet of rope by hand.
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