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We were reminded once more of the two words into which our general impression of filmmaking can be condensed; boredom and expense. The endless sitting around in full makeup while some distant arsehole twiddles with something minute. To someone used to doing every last thing themselves and with all that's possible in post production these days, the massive, somewhat specious logistics and sheer grind of analogue capture just seems so... extravagant and retrograde. Especially in regard to personnel; I have some hard questions about that sea of humanity shuffling and scratching their balls around every shoot I've ever seen. Come on now... what are they really all doing?
I'm probably condemning myself to several additional karmic cycles with the mean-spirited pleasure I take in saying this, but I'll man up and report that Ms Weisz is gratifyingly sub-goddessy in the flesh ie. not quite as spectacular as her cinematic presence might indicate. That's not to say she didn't make everyone else look like something dragged out from under a bridge, but the camera favours her and most peeps do look awesome under top shelf makeup/a reflector the size of fucking Mars. There, I said it. I'm ugly on the inside as well.
And I would quite like to yank her hair spitefully because mine is that length at the moment, should be falling in exactly these sort of lovely dark retro waves but insists on looking like frizzy retarded shit instead. Rachel's hair obviously stole my hair's glory. Daniel Craig would be very disappointed if he knew.
It saddens me to report that Rachel spat at the lighting guys, stormed off set five times and walked around between those takes she did deign to attend with a crack pipe stuck in her hair. Lol, that's a complete lie but I couldn't resist typing it- she just looks so fucking nice. Ms Weisz was cordial, easy with the crew and there was no visible drama to speak of. Boring, I know.
There was a second day of filming but it was interior stuff and sort of reiterative, so here endeth the coverage. It's a strange business, isn't it?