Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Day After filming.... a new approach to "set-stalking"

Here is what was left this afternoon when I popped by Last Nights Set Under a Bridge this afternoon....





I was not at all surprised to see NOTHING left...

I know lot's of people don't have sets in their own backyard but shooting a scene takes tons of time, money, people and equipment...

I am so impressed so far with how "on the ball" David Slade is.

I remember when I met him outside Blue Water Cafe for the Cast Party at the end of New Moon. He stopped to chat with me and to clear the air about the things he had previously said about Twilight Saga.... he was cordial and really quite sweet... and short... but anyways.... so far this director has been in and out of multiple sets using perfect locations and just hammering it out quick and easy...

So yes, when I saw nothing at under the bridge today I was not shocked... David Slade and his crew are good - really good!

Mandy's Rant:

I have begun to take a different outlook on this whole "Set-stalking" I realize fans who read my blog don't neccessarily care if I MEET Robert Pattinson again (in fact, I think they'd hate me if I lucked out ANOTHER time and met him... seriously LMAO) and I have met almost all the cast so cast encounters are not really my motivation to go to sets....

People who read my blog DO CARE about the books and the movies... they want to hear about the sets, scenes, whats happening... and so - going today to a wrapped and cleared set.... was INTERESTING TO ME!!!

I really enjoy blogging about whats happening ... and what's happened.... if i stumble upon cast - great - but I am not feeling up to the over night camping out at set to catch a glimpse of "Edward" .... been there, done that, not interested... and i never have and never will be into wasting a whole day outside a hotel.... so I will stick to sets, wrapped, or live... (as long as I am not interfering....which I am careful always not to do!!!) and not worry about meeting cast... of course... if it happens - AWESOME....

END RANT

So yes - today i went to a bridge.....

WHY?

Because - it's super cool! It's a plain old bridge and dirt... but last night it was a movie set for Eclipse and had "Victoria" and "Riley" making out and lights and cameras and action !!!

Movie Magic!

6 comments:

Mandy said...

I'm totally with you on this. I want to see filming! I don't want to "stalk" in the truest sense of the word and wait outside hotels, bars, restaurants, etc. I just want to see some of my favourite books brought to life and smile knowing I was there. :)

canucklehead07 said...

Amen to that :)

NatsNotes said...

Perfect rant my dear!

Lyndsey said...

Thank You Mandy. You are keeping it real. We are living vicariously through you. Me and a few of my girlfriends were the first people to find many of the sets when they filmed Twilight here in Portland. I believe only a small handful of us still this day know where the baseball field and Cullen house are.
It does get to a point where it's exhausting and can take up a big chunk of your life. But I love your reports keep them up.
And I love that you don't disrupt, but watch and enjoy. That was always our philosophy and it really bugged us when people got too aggressive and messed it up for the rest of us.
Thank you.

Alice's Aunt said...

Please, stick to your philosophy of "set stalking." We agree.

And thank you!

Quilt Nut said...

that is my whole take on it too. saw filming twice with NM. i love seeing the sets, i've been to Bella's house too many times to mention lol.

thanx for sharing all this Mandy