Saturday, April 12, 2008

Public Enemies - Taking Shape - UPDATED

It's a foggy morning here inside my pea sized brain after a night of drunken debauchery at the Kurth. The last thing I remember was when the entire bar hoisted their frothy mugs of Kurth beer, held hands and Brunhilda and some guys in lederhosen led us in songs of the old country. And then it all went dark. I woke up with my face in a bowl of popcorn **(small story at the end)

My wife, ever the sane one tells me it was not exactly how it all went down and perhaps the Truthiness Rating System (1 to 5 with 5 being very truthful and 1 being only a vague amount of truth) needs to not go from 1 to 5 but ZERO (0) to 5. (this being a TRS=0).

The real news of the night is Male #5 and his wife Peggy coming from Waukesha and I met suz who had a night off from work. Thanks for coming guys - it was a blast. I want to thank Julie also for allowing me to copy her disk's of photos to my laptop. Also in attendance was laptop toting michelle. I mention laptop because I thought it was funny . . . having two laptops showing off photos in a bar. Didn't see THAT 10 years ago. Of course my caretaker, my wife, the ever charming Diane and the always smiling world famous Jenny (appears in worldwide movie magazines) there.

PLUS - I want to thank all of the normal patrons of Kurth and the owners for allowing us to take up space. We really do appreciate your friendliness and hope our presence is not an imposition.

One thing I was able to do was show off a little. I received my copies of MovieStar magazine fresh off the presses from Japan. If I remember correctly Nancy Osterhaus did say when she was running for Mayor "I will put the town Columbus on the lips of all Japanese citizens". And so . . . . it begins.

Did anyone BESIDES Nancy ever think scenes of Columbus would be plastered all over Japanese magazines?

There was a credible report (TRS=3) of a Marion Cotillard sighting in Columbus. It seems a woman looking like Marion and with a French accent was seen and heard at the Columbus Post Office.
In other news.

I'm always the last to find out about these things but on April 20th at Julie's Java House in Columbus, the first annul "Public Enemies Appreciation Days" will be held. You can meet and greet Adam Boor, location scout and "any available crew members".

People are invited to bring pictures for a scrap book and there will be photos for sale and so forth. You will be able to share stories, hoist some frothy mugs of your favorite coffee and sings songs of the old country.

(TRS=5 falling to TRS=1 near the end)

Yesterdays photos.

Before yesterday there was a lot of excitement about the movie and fantasies of what it COULD be. But I tell ya, seeing the hardware being used in Oshkosh has given me goose bumps and the movie has even MORE of a WOW factor.

I have a request for all of you with camera's in Oshkosh. A friend of mine has a 1933 Graham being filmed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

When he was in Columbus there were only a few photos of his car. This is his car - if you can get a few shots that would be great.

That is all I have at the moment. When I get more news I'll post it.


** When I was much younger growing up in Fort Atkinson (In our 20's I think) a bunch of us went to a bar that had the BEST Fish Fry around. We had a few (OK a LOT) of beer. When it came time to order we all order fish except for my friend Elwood who ordered chicken. We tried to sway his mind but HE WANTED CHICKEN.

Well - being pretty ripped up we had a great time but poor Elwood sort of . . . fell asleep in his chicken. They cleared our plates and as he came too he lifted his head and a drum stick sort of stuck to his forehead. Then he says. "THAT IS THE BEST FISH I HAVE EVER HAD!"

I can remember the four of us trying not to pee from laughter.

Kitty B'gosh reporting from the Main Street Mania

Good thing there are alot of other eyes out there with their cameras on the ready. Kitty's cat nap turned into a coma last night I did not make it back to see JD in action.

(NOTE - I think all of the Columbus 1st day of shooting people understand completely about the coma)

Even with our wintry weather (the rains have given way to light, blowing snow) there's still a steady pace from the workforce in the downtown area. Much credit has to be given to these crews who have been here working straight through the extreme weather conditions Mother Nature has bestowed on us in recent days.

Main Street is getting the cobblestone laid down. They have the intersection of Main and Algoma complete and are working their way down Algoma. Pretty interesting how they drill a hole and screw it right into the cement road.

There is still work being done to the doors, but it looks like the set inside of the bank is on its way to completion. Interesting again how these things are made of wood and realistically painted to resemble marble. And the marble matches the marble that's already on the walls. All of the details are there, too. The deposit slips are authentic-looking with the actual name of the bank on them.

Looks like we had a little weather related problem on the Walgreen/Exclusive building. One of the letters must have come loose with the winds, but a crew was there to remedy the situation. Crews are also there finishing up the window dressings and installing the plexi-glass windows.

Heading down Washington Avenue it looks like the trolley is all set to go. They have now attached the wheels. Once again, the amazing work of some talented people since they are made from wood but are totally realistic looking.

Over at the Masonic Temple crews are getting ready for a Monday shoot. Looks like there may inside as well as outside scenes being shot. HP told me that Monday's shoot is a daylight shoot and would probably go all day. (TRS=5)

It still looks like Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are the days for the big bank scenes. (YUP) Wild Willie was chosen for a prime part in that shoot. Hopefully he'll be able to keep me up to date on his schedule.