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A side of the film industry most people never see.

The granny punching was really top notch.

Thursday and Friday, first unit shot the tiled monstrosity house on the hill, so we went back to the stage to rig a set that they’ll shoot in about a week.

Second unit were shooting some bluescreen stuff while we were working, so we couldn’t work very fast due to having to stop and wait while they were rolling.

On the bright side, we had craft service and a caterer, so we all stuffed our faces and sucked down coffee all day both days. I’ve known this particular craft service guy for years and he’s really super nice and puts out terrific food, so I think I gained about five pounds.

I’ll burn it off Monday when we wrap the house. Wrapping is really hard work, because unlike putting the rig in, there’s no stopping while the supervisor thinks (“well, if we put the cable there, they might see it when they turn around. Hold on a minute and let me see if we can put it somewhere else”) – it’s just wrap the stuff, stack it up to count and then load it in the truck (at this location, it’s going to be loaded in the stakebed, driven down to the parking lot, unloaded and then loaded again), and there’s no down time.

That being said, one of the things I like about working off-production is that I’m out early enough to actually have a life.

Friday night, I went to screening of Hot Fuzz – with a Q&A afterwards with the director and the two stars of the movie (one of whom happens to be the co-writer). The movie was great, and during the Q&A, someone asked what part of the movie they found most gratifying – the immediate answers were kicking the shit out of James Bond (Timothy Dalton) and getting to punch a granny.

Just for the record, the movie’s great and the granny beating is really good.

The boys have a blog about the North American promo tour:

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7 Responses

  1. Vincent says:

    look at this; movie related.

    Peggy sez: Oh, damn that’s funny. Thanks for the giggle!

  2. Charli says:

    Good to hear you went out to the movies. I went to see, “In The Land Of Women” and honestly, it’s such a chick-flick, but there were some really funny parts to it.

  3. Brent A says:

    Went to see Hot Fuzz last night and thought it was brilliant! Thanks for the link to the blog.

  4. Peter says:

    When I saw the title of this thread I thought “granny punching” was some sort of movie-crew slang.

  5. nezza says:

    I put Hot Fuzz on my list of “films I mean to see but won’t get around to it before it goes off at the local cinema”, and so far it’s successfully still on that list. LOL. I will manage to see it one day. Probably when it appears on TV late one night on some obscure channel.

    Just wondering if you’ve ever seen this blog? There are lots of cat pictures and it’s making me chuckle so wondered if you would like it? Not sure if it’s your sort of thing or not.

  6. Heheh! I’ve been dying to see Hot fuzz, now I’m definitely going this weekend.

  7. Melinda says:

    Which craft service was it?

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