Saturday, December 1, 2007

Royersford final day of shooting

Thank you everyone for sending in set report and photos keep 'em coming!

Long story short, I went over to the Lovely Bones filming again tonight,
with my accomplice L. After getting kicked out of one area by a grouchy rent a
cop (where there was NO security or even a barricade by the way) we ended up in
front of AnnaMarie's place with a large crowd of locals. They were about to
film, the crew and police were there insisting "NO PICTURES" so I put my camera
away. They were wetting down the street and had some 70s cars ready to be
filmed, one of them a police car. Then, out of nowhere Mark Wahlberg appeared in
front of the crowd. He said he wanted to say hello and thank the town for having
him or something like that. He even signed some autographs, and people on
balconies started snapping pictures, but no one on the ground dared to with a
flash because of security. Then when Mark walked away, people were walking
toward him for autographs I got out my phone, and took this crappy picture. A
security guard then got in my face, pointed at me and yelled really loud, "GO
HOME! GO HOME NOW!" So I got kicked off the set for this crappy picture. Mark
Wahlberg is a nice guy, much nicer than a cranky rent a cop.

Thanks to Lori from
I stood out in the freezing cold on the edge of the set for over six hours
last night. What the hell is wrong with me????

But it was worth it!

Sorry these shots aren't better. He was moving fast, it was relatively
dark, people kept moving in front of my camera, and let's face it...I'm
definitely no professional photographer.The security men there were the surliest
I've ever encountered. As soon as he came walking up to us, they started
screeching, "Put your camera away NOW!" People were taking pictures, anyway.Mark
Wahlberg was way cool and so nice to the gawkers, as always. He signed about
thirty autographs but had to get back to the set. He kept apologizing to
everyone for not being able to stop and pose for pictures and for not
personalizing his autographs. He was only with us for about three minutes, then
he had to go back down to the next block where his scene was being filmed. They
must have done at least a dozen takes on this one scene where he gets hit by a
car. There was a padded mat on the street by the curb, and we watched him
pretend to walk into the path of a car and then tumble onto the ground over and
over again.

Big shout-out to Giovanni's at 5th and Main in Royersford--they carted out
a stack of piping-hot pizzas and fed all of the gawker holdouts around 1 a.m.

I didn't capture any pics from last night's outing, but this morning the
intrepid Jenifer scoped out the
joint, dodged security guards, and grabbed the following shots of downtown
Royersford in all its Seventies-era glory.Of course, the "new" look wasn't much
of a stretch for this stretch of Main Street, and yet the mocked-up store fronts
were so convincing that for a moment Jenifer thought, "Hey, Royersford is really
coming along nicely," following in the footsteps of other local revitalization
efforts in Phoenixville and Spring City.Apart from the guards and a minimal
crew, the area was empty, and there were no signs of the actors or Messrs.
Jackson and Spielberg (rumored to be in town). The only items of note were a
fleet of period cars and the Paramount trailer. For more pics of the shoot,
check out Mommy Blah Blah
and In My Head.

Thank you to J Sykes for this:

Got 2 feet from Mark Wahlberg tonight on the closed set. No pics allowed.
He gave out autographs though for a few of us. Talked to a set insider and they
said Royersford looks like a place you would want to leave, which is why it was
chosen. What a horrible view of this town!

Both of the pics attached will play major roles in the movie. The house and
the bus station.

1 comment:

fudgelady said...

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