Tinseltown On The Thames

A filmmaking renaissance is sweeping Britain and the Continent

London's Pine-wood Studios Ltd. is bustling these days. But the cast and crew are not making just arty British films in the tradition of such classics as Kind Hearts and Coronets. No, Pinewood has gone Hollywood. Or maybe it's better to say Hollywood has gone Pinewood. The studio is filming a $46 million blockbuster, The Saint, starring Val Kilmer, for release next year by Paramount. Work on The Saint started soon after completion of Paramount's Mission: Impossible, the Tom Cruise hit also made at Pinewood.

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