Ides of March at the University of Michigan

Posted: March 17, 2011 in Ides of March
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George Clooney’s movie, The Ides of March, is still filming on the Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Monday March 14 scenes were filmed at the Miller Auditorium, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Power Center, and today (Thursday March 17) at the Michigan League Ballroom.

It’s gone from Winter to Spring in Ann Arbor a couple of days, and the celebrity-stalking weather has certainly improved. Sightings though seem to be reserved for the 100s of extras who’ve been used for the big auditorium and ballroom scenes, the determined who are willing to wait for hours for them to leave the buildings, and the serendipitous who happen to be eating in the right restaurant at the right time! George Clooney is of course the biggest name in town right now, though a sighting of Ryan Gosling isn’t to be sneezed at. Some of the extras managed to get their cellphones onto set and tweet regular updates and even photographs. Not sure how they managed to do that as I’m sure the instructions said no phones allowed!

This movie has used a LOT of extras, some of them paid, most volunteers (because yeah, who’d need money to spend a day with Clooney?!), emails sent out the previous night for 7am call times.

So close and yet so far. I’m less than a mile away but my day job is getting in the way of my movie stalking and I’m replying on Twitter updates for intel (Thanks @jmanzel!)

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