The behind the scenes parts...
Posted by BeccaTT on January 15, 1998 at 15:08:47:
In response to About filming diaries and "Making of" books/videos in general--destroying the mystique?, written by Barbara on January 11, 1998 at 16:49:03
] And of course, we have all enjoyed our "Making of P&P2" book, or "Making of Emma3" books, or "Making of S&S" (or Jurassic Park or whatever) television specials. My question, though, comes from something my husband said as I was poring over one of these books. His comment: "I wouldn't want to know all that." He doesn't even like to watch movie promos and trailers, or even to see very well-known actors in a role, because he insists that it detracts from the believability of it for him. I can see his point, but I haven't made up my mind on that yet. What do you all think? Does knowing everything about how a movie was made enhance the experience for you, or detract from teh mystique?
I only bought the book a couple of weeks ago, and being a massive fan of S&S (I had to get a new video for christmas because the other one snapped from being played too much!) it was great to first of all see the script of the film, read and picture the scenes that ended up on the cutting room floor and also to find out about the behind the scenes..
However, I agree that knowing how the actors behave in real life does spoil it a little because quite simply they aren't from the whatever'th century and aren't marianne or mrs dashwood who are models of etiquette... I guess it just pulls you back to the 20th century..
One quote from the book that I think illustrates this is :
Wed 28th June (after finding out about Hugh Grant's run in with a prostitute...)
Gem (Gemma Jones aka Mrs Dashwood) : 'She had very big lips that hooker... Bet it was a good blow job.'
Can you imagine her saying that to Edward when he walks into the parlour before proposing to elinor, or to elinor when she talks to her about edward when they have just arrived at Barton Cottage??! :)
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