Thursday, January 12, 2006

True Blue

Bruce Beresford comments on a moment in filming (of Paradise Road) during an interview, demonstrating the down-to-earth attitude of Aussie film crews.

On Paradise Road one of the crew called out to Glenn Close and said, “Hey Glenn, mate! Just move a bit to the left so that light hits you there. O.K., mate?” And she looked up and said, “Oh, yes. Certainly.” I thought nowhere else on earth would someone call out to her like that, but it was good. He wasn’t rude, he wasn’t offensive, he just had a nice Australian frankness about him, and it makes it easy to deal with.

On the subject of Paradise Road, there are two behind-the-scenes photos at this website. They are quite small, and only one has Jennifer Ehle in the background.

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