Glasgow Guide Home

Whats On Glasgow Guide
  Glasgow What's On


    Glasgow Reviews


    Glasgow Gallery


      Glasgow Links
Discuss | Guestbook | Postcard | News | Weather | Feedback | Search | About | What's New
Glasgow Guide Discussion Boards

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )                >> View Today's Topics <<

3 Pages V   1 2 3 >  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> No Mean City, make a great movie
*Guest Londongirl **
post 29th Jun 2007, 10:34am
Post #1






I really enjoyed No Mean City.
I think it would make a great film.
Who would play Razor King?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
aaron king
post 2nd Jul 2007, 07:38pm
Post #2


Super City Key Holder
******
Posts: 750
Joined: 16th Feb 2005
From: glasgow
Member No.: 1,776
QUOTE (Guest Londongirl * @ 29th Jun 2007, 11:51 AM) *
I really enjoyed No Mean City.
I think it would make a great film.
Who would play Razor King?


Robert Carlyle wid be perfect fir the part,brilliant actor and he,s fae Maryhill cool.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
*Guest Londongirl **
post 2nd Jul 2007, 10:29pm
Post #3






He is a great actor, I just saw him in 28 Weeks Later.

He would be a good Razor King, he has a menacing look about him wink.gif

Maybe we should write to him and put the idea in is head biggrin.gif

I didn't know he was from Maryhill.
My great aunt lived there.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mcaulaymunn
post 3rd Jul 2007, 05:54pm
Post #4

Settling In
**
Posts: 11
Joined: 3rd Jul 2007
Member No.: 4,868
Robert Carlyle would make a great Razor King. wink.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
stuarty
post 7th Jul 2007, 01:20pm
Post #5


Mega City Key Holder
******
Posts: 12,952
Joined: 10th May 2005
From: inside the m25 in surrey posh area tee hee
Member No.: 1,972
that 28days later was horrible having to kill your own family and friends and a havent read no mean city yet
laugh.gif


--------------------
gie me a wee minite
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gallusbisom
post 7th Jul 2007, 09:09pm
Post #6


Mega City Key Holder
******
Posts: 1,027
Joined: 19th Jan 2004
From: Unionville
Member No.: 856
Hello all, I have not read the book because my Mum said it was not representative of "Glasgow" and she would get quite annoyed that the world over people would take this book as being the way Glasgow was. I will read it now. BEFORE I read it, I am going too hazzard a guess that some things are spot on and some are maybe more than most of our famililes experienced. GB
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
penny dainty
post 8th Jul 2007, 05:37am
Post #7


Mega City Key Holder
******
Posts: 6,119
Joined: 19th Feb 2007
From: Brisbane Australia
Member No.: 4,591
I read it years ago and quite enjoyed it , there are a few other books in the series as well, but they began to lose the plot after a bit.


--------------------
Dont drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mcaulaymunn
post 8th Jul 2007, 12:22pm
Post #8

Settling In
**
Posts: 11
Joined: 3rd Jul 2007
Member No.: 4,868
I think it is a good book, just like any other poorer part of town, it had it's problems, as did London's East End.

I never knew about the "Hairy's" until I read the book.

I never knew there were other books in the seris.
What were they called?
I would love to read them.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Cameron
post 8th Jul 2007, 08:12pm
Post #9


Super Resident
****
Posts: 240
Joined: 28th Jul 2003
From: ontario canada
Member No.: 27
I just came back from Scotland and my brother gave me a book called Night Song of The Last Tram by Robert Douglas it is a great story all about a boy growing up in Maryhill he was born in 1939 what makes it for me thats when i was born so it has brought a lot of memories for me and also a little tear here there . It has its sad moments and funny parts ,if you can get it and your from Maryhill Get IT mags you would like it
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
penny dainty
post 8th Jul 2007, 11:21pm
Post #10


Mega City Key Holder
******
Posts: 6,119
Joined: 19th Feb 2007
From: Brisbane Australia
Member No.: 4,591
Can't remember what the other books in the series were called , but if you google it you will find them. smile.gif


--------------------
Dont drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mcaulaymunn
post 9th Jul 2007, 11:05am
Post #11

Settling In
**
Posts: 11
Joined: 3rd Jul 2007
Member No.: 4,868
Cameron I have read that book too. Is his name Robert?


Thanks penny dainty I will google and see if I can find the other books wink.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
lindamac
post 9th Jul 2007, 11:07am
Post #12


Mega City Key Holder
******
Posts: 5,634
Joined: 22nd Sep 2006
From: australia
Member No.: 3,807
Herrys hahaha huvney heard that in years laugh.gif


--------------------
Ye Cin Take The Lassie Oota Glesga But Ye Cannae Take Glesga Oota The Lassie
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
wee mags
post 10th Jul 2007, 12:37am
Post #13


Mega City Key Holder
******
Posts: 5,130
Joined: 27th Jul 2003
From: East Norwalk Ct U.S.A
Member No.: 12
cameron I have the book also his second one which I also enjoyed ,its called
" Somewhere To Lay My Head" allso Cameron I took a run up Maryhill when I went home its not the Maryhill I knew ,but its still Maryhill and I will love it for ever ,no matter how much it changes ,my neice drove me up by the Orange Halls on Sandbank St [cin you believe it a furgot ma camera] and as we drove up Sandbank St I thought of you, wink.gif you get a nice view of Maryhill from there


--------------------
fae Maryhill noo the USA
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Agnes & Robert
post 27th Dec 2008, 02:55am
Post #14

Mega City Key Holder
******
Posts: 1,051
Joined: 28th Nov 2008
From: VANCOUVER BRITISH COLUMBIA
Member No.: 6,256
I couldn't think of anybody better than Robert Carlyle to play Johnny Stark in No Mean City, a good book and somewhat near the truth ,razors & chains were a common thing around the Gorbals & Calton area, the Valley in Maryhill had a bad name as well, I think today's standards are a lot worse.There is a book called THREE TEARS FOR GLASGOW, THIS IS A TRUE STORY, I think his coach(MURRAY) and Manager wrote the book. It's about an Amateur Boxer Jim Watt from Kinning Park and a girl, they both lived on Cornwall St.Jim Watt stabbed his girlfriend outside the school there,then killed himself, this book is a must and every word ,fact ( A GLASGOW TRAGEDY), I believe this tragedy happened on 1963
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Agnes & Robert
post 27th Dec 2008, 03:21am
Post #15

Mega City Key Holder
******
Posts: 1,051
Joined: 28th Nov 2008
From: VANCOUVER BRITISH COLUMBIA
Member No.: 6,256
No Weemags, Maryhill is not the same, my Wife & I were born,brought up in Maryhill our Street Fernie St. is not there anymore, mind you Weemags these buildings had to go, they were old,old buildings, my Wife & I lived in one back in the 1950s & early 60s comfortible,cosy but old I liked the old Maryhill, but the new one is ok as well, my Wife & I went home nearly every year since 1966 so we saw the gradual change
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

3 Pages V   1 2 3 >
Fast ReplyReply to this topicStart new topic

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 25th Jul 2017

All material in the site Glasgow Guide is copyright of the Glasgow Guide Organisation. This material is for your own private use only, and no part of the site may be reproduced, amended, modified, copied, or transmitted to third parties, by any means whatsoever without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. All rights reserved.

Glasgow Hotels: book cheap hotels in Glasgow online now.