"And I came across Newcastle, which I'd never been to before. And as soon as I saw it, I knew that's where I wanted to shoot. It was such an incredibly visual city. It didn't look like a British city. It looked like Chicago or New York.
There were those extraordinary bridges and, of course, the other element was the huge ships, which were a kind of architecture in themselves."
- Get Carter director Mike Hodges in today's Guardian.