Where is this historic film location? [Found]

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Where is this historic film location? [Found]

Postby meku » Tue 05 Apr, 2022 7:44 pm

This location is featured in the movie The Return of Captain Invincible, filmed mostly in NSW and released in 1983. It also appears in the trailer https://youtu.be/_IVCQ8wJLsM?t=48.
The Return of Captain Invincible 1983 zoom.jpg
Detail


In the film this is depicted to be at Narrow neck in the Blue Mountains, but I have not seen this particular knife edge/gap anywhere in the region.
The Return of Captain Invincible 1983 wide.jpg
Wide shot


The valley beyond the ridge is briefly shown and it has a similar landscape to the Ruined castle, but the size and shape of the surrounding peaks don't appear to be quite right for that location.
The Return of Captain Invincible 1983 valley.jpg
Valley beyond
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Re: Where is this historic film location?

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Wed 06 Apr, 2022 10:57 am

I think its the Tonalli Range near Yerranderie. Specifically the gap between Tonalli and Yubarra mountains (the narrow ridge that separates them is called the coach and horses)?

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Re: Where is this historic film location?

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Wed 06 Apr, 2022 10:59 am

Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:I think its the Tonalli Range near Yerranderie. Specifically the gap between Tonalli and Yubarra mountains (the narrow ridge that separates them is called the coach and horses)?

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BTW don't think I'll be watching that movie in a hurry haha

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Re: Where is this historic film location?

Postby meku » Wed 06 Apr, 2022 12:57 pm

Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:I think its the Tonalli Range near Yerranderie. Specifically the gap between Tonalli and Yubarra mountains (the narrow ridge that separates them is called the coach and horses)?


Amazing, that looks accurate. Even the location of Chiddy Obelisk lines up. :D

BTW is there a reference for landscape feature names? I have seen a few hikers reference that "Coach and Horses" but not seen it named in any maps.
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Re: Where is this historic film location?

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Wed 06 Apr, 2022 1:13 pm

Good question, not sure if it's on one or both of the topo or sketch maps (dunphys or gunungurra?)?? Don't have either to hand right now.

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Re: Where is this historic film location?

Postby michael_p » Wed 06 Apr, 2022 1:23 pm

Official NSW place names can be searched for here: https://proposals.gnb.nsw.gov.au/public/geonames/search

Result for Chiddys Obelisk: https://proposals.gnb.nsw.gov.au/public ... c836179153

Just had a look at my copy of Dunphy's Kowmung map and Coach and Horses is marked on the map.

Also, what a weird looking film. Stellar cast, songs by the guy who wrote Rocky Horror and filmed here. Tempted to watch it just for a giggle.
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Re: Where is this historic film location?

Postby meku » Wed 06 Apr, 2022 7:21 pm

michael_p wrote:Just had a look at my copy of Dunphy's Kowmung map and Coach and Horses is marked on the map.


Thanks for the tip, I found the online version of Dunphy's map https://search.sl.nsw.gov.au/permalink/ ... 8530002626
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Re: Where is this historic film location? [Found]

Postby Allchin09 » Sun 10 Apr, 2022 2:48 am

There are some good photos of the gap on Ashley Burke's website

http://ashleyeylenburg.com//Yerranderie20100612-14/index.htm

I'd love to know what lead them to film in that location and how they got there! Dropped off by helicopter maybe? I guess it they would have used one to take the sweeping overhead shots
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