Sunday, October 23, 2005

Speak of the devil...

I've discovered which movie is being filmed near my office. Apparently Mr. Cruise himself is stalking me -- or, rather, shooting Mission: Impossible 3 near where I work.


I don't know if this is actually a spoiler or not, but on the off-chance that for once I'm more in the know that most others, I thought I'd warn you. Apparently the movie, or part of it, is taking place in Shanghai. In order to give downtown Los Angeles that authentic Shanghai feel, they've replaced building signs, street signs and even road markings with Chinese words. This picture was taken Friday night from upper Grand, overlooking the intersection of 4th and lower Grand.

The new look of downtown LA

And I'm not going to play cool and pretend that it isn't AWESOME that they're shooting MI:3 right outside my office. Like, where I drive my car every day. Ha ha ha ha!



At October 23, 2005 at 5:25 PM, Blogger cg-c said...

You are way cool. As much as I try to be a disinterested adult regarding all things entertainment industry, I can get super star struck. Like the time I saw next to Colin Farrell in P.F.Chang's, and we had an eye-contact moment and it took every ounce of my adult restraint not to completely freak out.

But I digress. Be sure to keep an eyeball on the happenings, and keep us updated!

At October 24, 2005 at 10:16 AM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

Oooooh Colin Farrell. Um, no particular reason I ask, which P.F. Chang's was it? ;)

It's super foggy today, so I don't know if they'll do any filming. It's so cold-looking here that if there were more tall buildings I'd think I was in NY. In, like, January.

At October 24, 2005 at 7:19 PM, Blogger Micah said...

Thanks for spoiling the movie. Now I don't have to see it. THANKS! (kidding)

Hey, I ate two tables away from Mike Ditka at his restaurant. I'm cool, too!

At October 24, 2005 at 8:48 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...



I just can't say "Ditka" without laughing. But he was in a movie with Will Ferrell, one of my all-time comedy heroes, so I'll give you that as "cool."

At October 24, 2005 at 8:52 PM, Anonymous Rich said...

I saw all of that, too! I was interviewing in the LA office of Quinn Emannuel this past week, and I couldn't get to my hotel (the downtown Standard) because of the filming. Crazy! And then we get stuck on the set and got to watch 85 cars back up in unison.

Anyway, glad you're enjoying LA!

At October 24, 2005 at 9:56 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

The Standard!!

Did you press the "Fluffer" button?

He he he.

At October 26, 2005 at 9:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, the Standard was an experience. I didn't see a fluffer button, and now I feel like I missed out on a very happy ending. What, exactly, does the button do? ::prays it is graphic::

At October 27, 2005 at 9:47 AM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

Hehe. A happy ending would have been nice, but I didn't get one. ::sigh::

It's a button on the phone. You press it and -- well, basically, it's free porn for your ears. Ahh, postmodern hotel amenities!

At October 27, 2005 at 10:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Porn for my ears? Damn me for not looking more closely!

At October 27, 2005 at 11:44 AM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

I guess you'll have to stay there again! ;)


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