After receiving an angry phone call, I have decided to edit my former blog and repost.
I am an extra in the new _____ movie, being filmed here in Panama. Today, I don’t feel very Hollywood glamorous after working into the wee hours of the morning. We wrapped up the night around 4 am, we began at 4:45pm (you do the math). At present, my stomach is a little queasy at the thought that I will be doing this all over again in just a few hours time. How do actors do it? Well, for one, I guess they’re not extras. ____ must be an incredible actor, because his total time on set probably totalled about thirty minutes with only a few takes. Where as Mathieu Amalric, who plays “Dominic Greene,” was among us all night.
This scene was shot in Casco Viejo in a shell of an old building overlooking the Pacific waters. The building has been deemed “Eco Park” for the scene in which the villian (i’m assuming because of his wiry looks and ominous French accent) Mr. Greene, hosts a benefit to stop global warming. The inside of the building had been turned into a swanky modern bar, with white ice cube looking lights constructing the bar and grouped throughout the floor as seats. The contrast of the decomposing building with the modern lighting and simple decor, made the sight breathtaking.
Night one didn’t include a ton of action. Giancarlo Giannini aka Mathis was there, with a Spanish actor dressed as a general. During Mr. Greene’s welcome speech, Mathis, ____ and the General were in the crowd. The number of takes of this speech probably exceeded forty, Amalric had trouble with his lines all night. It seems as though after the speech a confrontation occurs between Bond and the other two, who stand about ten feet apart. Tonight, hopefully more story line will be unveiled.
The scene will end filming on Thursday, at which point the location will move to Colon. Colon is located on the other side of the canal, opposite Panama City, where Free Zone trading occurs. One of the main camera men on set told me that they will shoot the chase scenes in Colon for a month.
|Written by Cailey Halloran|
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Filed under: News on February 28th, 2008