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‘Lawrence movie should be filmed in Eastwood to make it authentic’

NEAA 07-08-12 BE 4 DH Lawrence heritage centre.

NEAA 07-08-12 BE 4 DH Lawrence heritage centre.

A member of the DH Lawrence Society has said Lady Chatterley’s Lover – one of the author’s most famous novels which is due to be turned into a Hollywood movie – should be filmed in Eastwood to make it ‘authentic’.

The countryside around Eastwood is where much of Lawrence’s work was set, and Dave Brock said it would be a great shame it film crews do not make use of the landscape.

“I definitely think it should be filmed in Eastwood. It should be filmed in the area that he was from to make it authentic,” he said.

Mr Brock is not from the town himself, but when he comes once a month for a society meeting at the Lawrence Centre, he said he arrives early just so he can go for a walk ‘re-tracing’ the author’s footsteps.

“It’s beautiful and very atmospheric. As much as it was in Lawrence’s day,” he said.

Mr Brock said it was ‘fantastic news’ about the film and the ‘exposure that Lawrence deserved’.

Sony Columbia pictures has paid a reported £300,000 for rights to the novel, which is set in the 1920s and tells the story of an aristocratic wife’s affair with gamekeeper Oliver Mellors. Pollinger Ltd, which owns the rights to the author’s works says that any movie could be filmed in Nottinghamshire.

It is understood a draft of the script has not yet been written and locations are undecided.

 

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