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Edgar Wight’s Sandford (Hot Fuzz)

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Hot Fuzz (Dir: Edgar Wright, 2007)

Edgar Wright could pretty much be my friend. If I was him I would make exactly the same kinds of film referencing my own favourites in a similar homage-o-fest. Wright grew up in Wells and uses it as “Sandford” in “Hot Fuzz”. It’s all about details with these guys - Sandford is the name of the town used in police training manuals. It’s all Wells and the surrounds - drive into the centre, or as they call it locally, The Market Square, and you’re on the spot for the final showdown, Wells local, “The Crown” becomes the Sandford pub and the local Somerfield is the local Somerfield etc. To keep it looking small town they had to take out Wells Cathedral, but apart from that it is all as is. What I want know is do they really have a miniature village? I’m thinking no but if they do I will be so impressed. This is on my list of film pilgrimages for this year so I’ll be able to give, more info on a trip to Sandford after I visit…

The police training scenes were filmed at the Hendon Police Training College, NW4.

This stuff is all clearly lined out in the credits so it doesn’t take a genius to work out the locations, but I wanted to include it because I love the film and I’d love for someone else to review it after already having been there - or even better if they live there…so come on…it’s really near Glastonbury if that helps anyone out?

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