There has always been a tragi-comic element to boxing; the contrast between the Damon Runyon language of rope-a-dopes and palookas on the road to Nowhereville and the sad sight of punch-drunk fighters slurring their words.
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‘It’s been emotional’: Film director Jon S Baird reflects on bringing Hollywood movie Tetris to Aberdeen
Film director Jon S Baird today hailed Aberdeen for making his "dreams come true" after shooting wrapped on the big budget Hollywood movie Tetris.
Filming for Hollywood film Tetris has now wrapped up in Aberdeen.
An Aberdeen printing firm came to the rescue of the Tetris film crew after signs in English were spotted in the background of some shots.
There were excited scenes in Aberdeen today when Hollywood star Taron Egerton started shooting scenes for a major new film in the city.
Hollywood star Taron Egerton has delighted north-east film fans as his new movie began filming on the streets of Aberdeen.
The streets of Aberdeen have been transformed into Cold War-era Russia as cameras roll on big-budget Hollywood movie Tetris.
Filming for Hollywood movie Tetris has begun in Aberdeen today.
It was a film which featured two of history's most beloved comedy stars and re-created some of their famous routines with genuine love and warmth.
They are maps divided by 40 years, but they illustrate how the German and Russian military machines created detailed plans of Aberdeen and other prominent locations in the north-east of Scotland.
Extensive road closures will be rolled out in areas of Aberdeen as the Granite City plays a starring role as Cold War Russia in a major movie.
Parts of Aberdeen are to be transformed into Soviet-era Russia later this month as part of a Hollywood movie.
Its rugged scenery, remote locations and resplendent beauty are renowned throughout the world, so it’s hardly surprising many film directors have cried ‘Action’ the length and breadth of Scotland.
A host of big names, including Kingsman star Taron Egerton, could be set to descend on Aberdeen for a film about the pioneering video game Tetris.
A north-east film director is hoping to shoot a big budget Hollywood movie in Aberdeen and has already been scouting locations.
A new cinema in the north-east enjoyed a successful first weekend in spite of Covid-19 restrictions.
Stewart Milne vividly remembers the impact which the discovery of the Forties Field in the North Sea had on the region when he and his generation grew up.
Hollywood came to Peterhead last night as the town's new silver screen was officially opened at a glittering ceremony worthy of its red carpet guest.
The north-east film director behind Stan & Ollie and Filth today threw his support behind a crowdfunding campaign to save a city cinema.
Community and religious leaders along with some well-known faces pass on their festive wishes to the people of the north-east
A critically acclaimed film director and the captain of the Scotland Women’s national football team have today been recognised with honorary degrees.
Film director Jon S Baird has thrown his support behind the SNP in a bid to defeat the Conservatives in key national seats.
An internationally-acclaimed film director has returned to his former secondary school to inspire drama-loving youngsters.
A north-east director who is about to embark on a nostalgia-filled journey back to his roots hopes he’ll inspire the next generation to achieve their dreams.
A north-east film director is to work with one of Hollywood’s biggest stars in his next movie.
A director born in the north-east will revisit his old stomping ground when he takes part in Aberdeen University’s May Fest next week.
North-east film director Jon S Baird, whose film Stan & Ollie, is nominated for a Bafta in the outstanding British film category, joked that he would try not to get "too drunk" during the festivities.
A north-east community cinema is screening two Hollywood films this weekend.
Movie-mad Aberdeen schoolkids are preparing for their moment in the spotlight after being nominated for a top accolade.
A director today praised north-east audiences after his new film went straight to number one at the box office charts.