Archive for September, 2010

Decepticons blow up Detroit?

Posted: September 28, 2010 in video
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Friday September 24, 2010 on the set of the movie Transformers 3 in downtown Detroit, Michigan.

After setting up for the shot for a couple of hours and rehearsing the actors running into the street, they finally ‘blew up’ the building .  First they yelled “Fire in the hole!” then “Rolling!” and then came the booms.

Security was minimal, concerned only it seemed with keeping everyone out of danger.  One crew guy was giving some banter to the crowd about the billowing smoke, or the “cloud of death” as he called it. Apparently if we inhaled it, our noses would bleed and we would die slowly. Uh yeah. I think it had been a long day for him on the set!

I spoke to the guy who installed the windows in the building–the same guy who would be re-installing them the next day. “Yeah, it’s a cool gig,” he said. Every little boost to the economy helps!

One of the good guys

Posted: September 27, 2010 in Transformers 3

Wandering around the set of Transformers 3 in downtown Detroit we found ourselves confronted by this guy. He was super nice to the kids who were there — telling them he was “one of the good guys” and he’d just been “fighting robots.”

My new infatuation: Transformers 3

Posted: September 25, 2010 in photo
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#TF3 It’s important to know when to move on. It’s time. Scream 4 has left town and The Transformers have moved in, baby! I finally gave in to the urge to travel to downtown Detroit last night and see those suckers, and I wasn’t disappointed. Big alien machines, cool cars, explosions, cranky security guards. What’s not to love? More to come.

P.S. Actually crew and security were pretty cool and we were allowed to see everything that was going on AND take pictures.  Scream 4 is so last week.

P.P.S. Just kidding. I still love Scream 4.

Tatum’s House?

Posted: September 19, 2010 in Scream 4
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Because I know how much people love this stuff. I’m pretty sure that the first house they filmed at in Northville is meant to be Dewey and Tatum’s parent’s house. The scoop is that Dewey and Gale have now bought the house and are renovating it. It’s amazing what you learn in casual conversation at a party in the New Hollywood.

Before the bloody couch

Posted: September 17, 2010 in photo, Scream 4
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Courteney Cox in Plymouth

Posted: September 17, 2010 in photo, Scream 4
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#scream4 One of my favorite shots of Courteney Cox taken on the Scream 4 set in Plymouth back in July. Wow, has it been that long?

More Mary McDonnell

Posted: September 16, 2010 in Scream 4
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#scream4 Because everyone loves Mary McDonnell. I miss those sweaty, buggy evenings hanging out on the set of Scream 4 in Ann Arbor!

Rumors on set

Posted: September 16, 2010 in Scream 4
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#scream4  Rumors. It’s all about rumors now with the set pretty much closed down, and there are a few flying around. Remarkably the production team do seem to give the local homeowners quite a lot of information about what is being filmed. First there’s the rumored return of Courteney Cox to Michigan this weekend. But that could be just for the Wrap Party, right? Then there is the rumor that they are filming the final sequences of the film. It’s hard to know how seriously to take that because recently we were told they were filming the opening sequence, and we even thought we knew who was in it, and then there was an influx of new cast members and we were all confused again.

People are constantly asking me ‘is Hayden on set?’ or ‘is Neve still there?’ and I suspect what they’re wanting to know is ‘is this character still alive at the end of the movie?’  I’m not taking anything for granted.  Even Stab 3 had three separate endings so that the details weren’t published on the internet! Just because someone is scene in town or on set doesn’t mean It’s more than possible that most of the cast don’t even know who’s under the mask.

One believable rumor is that filming will continue at the current location until next Wednesday. Filming right now seems to have shifted back to the green house, inside and outside. It’s also said that based on recent days, Ghostface must have a pretty good head for heights. Google maps reveals some pretty nasty swampy land behind the house that would be perfect for a chase and a muddy death?

One thing’s for sure. The guy who drives this car has been pretty busy the last few weeks.

P.S. Thanks again to my co-stalkers for this photograph, and to my stalking buddies for .. well, stalking with me! It’s always fun to share an obsession because then I don’t feel quite so weird. 🙂

Seen through a window

Posted: September 15, 2010 in Scream 4
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#scream4 Hmm. Well there’s someone we haven’t seen in a while.