Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Choosing movies

Last spring, we spent a couple of days in New York while they were filming bits of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice outside our hotel. Nicolas Cage was really nice about signing autographs and posing for photos with fans while wearing his leather trenchcoat costume on a hot summer evening. We also saw fancy cars on flatbeds with full film rigging, but fortunately missed seeing either of the car accidents that make you wonder why they would film car chase scenes in Manhattan.

Filming in crowded locations apparently works as advertising—I really want to go see the movie, just because I was there while they were filming bits of it. So I was glad to read someone saying that it’s actually fun, because I don’t want one of my two movies a year that I see in a theater to be truly bad.

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