Ah! So that's why I like them despite myself!!!!
Posted by Barbara on January 12, 1998 at 19:48:30:
In response to less mystique, more admiration, written by Arnessa on January 12, 1998 at 14:14:47
] 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.
Excellent point, Arnessa!
I was just trying to get some discussion going, and did not mean to imply by my post that I don't like the filming diary or "Making Of" books.
I think your reasoning is exactly why I love these despite myself. It is a desire for MORE! MORE! MORE! No doubt this is the reason I am buying the movie soundtracks or whatever else I can find, too.
And you are right, it does make you look at a scene in a whole new way when you know a little background about it--that a particular line was improvised, or someone was nervous about doing something etc. Kate Winslet fainted after all those scenes in the rain, for example, and Alan Rickman was a little disconcerted by having to shoot the wedding on his very first day on set.
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