Xtem Talks LOTR Filming! |
Xoanon @ 10:40 EST
Something I have noticed with the whole "hush hush" part of the movie is that it seems to have rubbed off onto the thousands of extras out there. Must be a pride factor. Oh and the confidentiality agreement they sign. But most likely the pride factor. That smug look on their faces when they tell you where they have been the last couple of weeks. It's no fun for spies like me! I mean, surely there is at least one who can't keep their trap shut about such a huge project.
So I thought I'd be a bit more cunning, and send out my little trainee, one who is not known in the ranks. Using her amazing powers of psycological tactics, she talks to the extras, and rubs their egos up the wrong way, and get's all the answers.
The recent filming down in Ruapehu was indeed part of the prologue, one of those "flash-back" type of things, which will most likely happen during an interlude between Gandalf and Frodo in the first couple of minutes of movie 1. It envolved hordes of Elves, charging down a rocky hillside, running headlong into the camera style shots. Some Department Of Conservation people standing by, yelling "don't step on the 300 year old moss!". The actors couldn't give a damn. If it was a choice between avioding the slimy stuff and risking slipping and falling, or trudging all over it, they'd choose the later. Naturally.
Then Bernard Hill (Theoden), cracking jokes during the siege of Helms Deep. A shot of all the Elves trying to hold the gates shut, and Mr. Hill yells out "c'mon chaps, it's the Jehovahs Witnesses trying to get in!"