Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Movie Magic

Or maybe it should be called Movie Mishmash. After a full day (no, literally a full day from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.) within the hallowed banked walls of Talladega International Speedway working on a big-budget motion picture, I don't see how a watchable product comes out of the cinematic chaos.

We probably spent about 3 hours actually filming and about 12 hours sitting around waiting. So it was sometimes frustrating, but a fun process to watch.

We got to see Will Ferrell fairly close and Michael Clarke Duncan pretty well. Duncan walked past me taking off his shirt after a scene was shot. That man is HUGE. His arms were about as big around as my head. The man looked like a tree trunk with legs.

Anyway, I took a bunch of pictures, but I don't know the legality of posting most of them. So I'll just give a taste. This shot is of Christina and I in front of the Laughing Clown Malt Liquor truck. Will Ferrell's character is a member of the pit crew for this team until the driver quits. Ferrell jumps into the car and becomes a race car driver.

His nemesis is Jean Girard played by Sacha Baron Cohen (of Ali G fame). Girard is a French race car driver sponsored by Perrier. Got pics of his car too, but Cohen wasn't on the set today.

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