Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Investigative procrastinating

So they're filming something at and around my building. Since I started work, I've driven past a small collection of trucks and what appears to be moviemaking equipment on one of the streets around the corner from my building. A sign points to the right and says "HEYDAY." Apparently that's the name of a film company whose website I can't find. This week, the movie equipment has moved closer to my building, infiltrating the outside walkways. Odd-looking minitrucks sit on the curb bearing the Paramount logo. In addition, driving up today I noticed what must be fake posters for background shots (schilling brands like Nestle in what I think is Japanese). Maybe I'll try and get a shot or two of those as I'm leaving work today.

So, I've been able to whittle away some empty time trying to figure out what movie they're filming, but so far to no avail. Which means I also don't know which movie stars will be around, which makes it so much harder for me to nonchalantly bump into them as I'm walking to lunch. Sigh. It's like they don't even think about people like me when they do these things.



At October 18, 2005 at 2:13 PM, Blogger Micah said...

A movie being filmed in LA? WHAT?!

At October 18, 2005 at 2:39 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...


Go ahead, make your snarky comments. *Some* of us aren't jaded by the cosmopolitan lifestyle enjoyed by Ohio residents.


At October 18, 2005 at 2:58 PM, Blogger Micah said...

Ouch! Actually, I think it'd be rather cool to have it be the norm that a movie's being filmed around the corner. Maybe I should pack up my things and move to Beverly. Hills, that is.

And I think of myself as a Southern Gentleman from the commonwealth of Virginia. You may have seen some of our films: The Jackal, War of the Worlds, Cold Mountain, Hannibal, and the upcoming The New World, among others.

And parts of "Command in Chief" were filmed at my alma mater (Geena Davis's character was the former chancellor of the University of Richmond!!!). As much as I was prepared to hate this show, I'm kinda digging it. Am I not supposed to root for the Evil Republican?

Kill some time here.

At October 18, 2005 at 4:15 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

... not to be confused with West Virginia, site of classics like Wrong Turn (inbred deformed cannibals slaughter innocent passers-by with barbed wire and the like) and Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (inbred deformed movie producers slaughter innocent audiences with tired plot and cheesy jokes). Okay, I'm just kidding. I'd never watch that Tad Hamilton movie. I actually wanted to make a joke about the X-Files episode "Home," but I found out that it was set in Pennsylvania. Darn.

It is pretty cool being somewhere that filming occurs so regularly it gets annoying. You *should* move to Beverly Hills -- the weather, the people, and the plastic surgery can't be beat!

That's pretty exciting about Commander in Chief -- I have yet to watch the show but have been meaning to (I know, I know, I realy don't have a good excuse since I have TiVo. I'm also ashamed that I somehow managed to miss the premiere of the Colbert Report last night. Sigh). Who's the Evil Republican? It would be awesome if Geena Davis was an Evil Republican, bc it would break every rule of stereotyping in Hollywood... but somehow I doubt that. Part of the new movie Proof was filmed at my law school while I was a student there, and I know some of the people who ended up as extras in it, so that one will be a must-see for me.

Interesting site -- I should try and find one for Colorado!

At October 18, 2005 at 7:23 PM, Blogger Micah said...

One of the great things about living in OH and VA is that both use WV as the butt of their jokes, so I didn't have to learn any new ones when I moved.

"The Colbert Report" - I had high hopes and it did not meet my expectations. SC is hilarious (he owns the screen whenever he's on "The Daily Show" or "Strangers With Candy"), but this was just *eh*. I'm not giving up on it just yet, because it did provide a few chuckles.

"Commander and Chief" - The Evil Republican is played like a slimeball by Donald Sutherland. I mean, the producers didn't even try to make him ambiguously evil. He is Satan. And, of course, the President is an idealistic independent (she was VP of the Republican prez just to get the chick vote). Total sci-fi. But it is interesting enough for me to keep it on my record list.

Not only was that show filmed at my school, but also an episode of "Dawson's Creek" - the only one I've ever watched. In it, one of the main characters tours an ivy league school, which UR doubled for. Nice.

At October 20, 2005 at 9:51 AM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

WV is just plain fun to make fun of. Kinda like Mississippi.

I hope the show gets better, then. SC deserves his own hilarious show.

I think Donald Sutherland must have been born to play a bad guy. I mean, with a voice like that the only good guy you could probably pull off is maybe God himself. Or I guess maybe a kindly old university professor. But there are way more bad-guy roles out there. And the piercing blue eyes, at his age, are almost a little creepy in just the right way.

I never watched Dawson's Creek, but I do know a guy who dated Katie Holmes. Tsk, a shame he couldn't save her from her fate.


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