Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Set Photo Of The Day.

I don't even want to know what prompted the creation of this sign... For a built set... In the middle of a sound stage... Oh, and the set only has three walls.

Nope, don't wanna know...


Michael Taylor said...

A good friend of mine was the gaffer on "Citizen Ruth" (a good little movie directed by Alexander Payne, starring Laura Dern), which shot on location in Nebraska. As he tells the story, construction built a bathroom set on the second floor of a house, and filming commenced. At some point during the lunch break, while the crew was outside, somebody apparently mistook the fake bathroom for a real one and took a massive dump in the non-functional toilet... which could not be flushed.

A stinking mess greeted the director, actors, and crew when they returned from lunch, at which point some poor bastard from Set Dec had to clean out the defiled toilet before filming could resume.

The story is true -- Alexander Payne confirmed it during an interview on NPR -- so maybe this sign isn't such a bad idea after all...

A.J. said...

Michael - I said I didn't want to know! hahaha. Though I can see why a sign would be a good idea on a bathroom set built into a house, is it necessary for a three-sided one built in the middle of a sound stage? But then again, I'm guessing better safe than sorry!

Thanks for sharing that hilarious story.

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