less mystique, more admiration
Posted by Arnessa on January 12, 1998 at 14:14:47:
In response to Killing the magic, written by Gwennie on January 11, 1998 at 19:32:34
] I sure like to understand how a movie was made and some of the funny things that happened during the filming, but I believe this is killing a part of magic.
] For example, I learned that during the movie Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio felt in love with Kate Winslet and this is sure something that makes the making off of the movie interresting.But now, when I'm seeing Jack Dawson and Rose Dewitt together, there is a part in me saying that this love story is only a game of two wonderful actors.
] This kind of thoughts do kill a part of the magic and joy of watching movies. Maybe we should not show those kind of things to the public.
] On the other hand, not saying anything is going back in the past and keep the public stupid and incredebly impressed by the little thing. There again, abuse become the problem...
First of all, Gwennie, where did you read this about Leonardo and Kate? I saw Titanic, thought it was marginal at best, but I especially didn't see any real chemistry between them. I read in Vogue (I think it was) something about Kate saying that yeah, Leo is probably the most handsome young man in the world right now, but she could only think of him as "smelly, farty Leo." That was funny, I thought.
Anyway, what I really want to say is that though I hesitate to read too much about what happened during the shooting of my favorite films, sometimes I have to. As with P&P, after watching soooo many times, you have this desire to see something new, and reading about the filming can help you do that. It does ruin some of the mystique, but by the time I get so obsessed with a film that I actually want to read about it, most of the mystique is gone anyway. Then I feel so blown away by the wonder of it all again, when I read that this scene took two days to shoot, or that actor was sick with a bad flu when filming a scene that I loved.
It's a different way to look at it. But I have to say, I wouldn't want to read a "Making of" book BEFORE I saw the film. More and more, they have these TV shows that take you "behind the scenes" even before a movie is released. I hate that.
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