Friday, May 22, 2009

T800's in my Soup

Saw the new Terminator. This is the Transformers of Terminator movies. Like Transformers meets Mad Max. (On the flight deck of an aircraft carrier -- it's that freakin' loud.)

I can say one thing; it was in focus. Lots of nice kick in the eyes. Why'd was that DP walking around in the background when he got yelled at by Christian Bale? You'd think he'd be looking at all that kick light in the eyes. Or maybe his crew was taking care of all the front light. Anyway, the focus puller did a real good job. Only once did it falter momentarily when Bale came into camera very close and then pulled back.

You know you're in trouble story-wise when I'm talking about focus.

Brian Schiavo is building our robot(s). I'm scared already.

Here, with the beautiful and talented Christine Russo, is the hull section being built. This thing turned out to be 8 feet square so I have no idea how we're going to transport it.

Presumably director McG told "cast and crew" to read "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep". Now I'm one of the few people in the world who's actually read "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" and honestly it is nothing like Blade Runner. So why do we persist in thinking that book has anything to do with what any of us think of as a post-apocalyptic movie looks like. If you actually made "Androids" it'd probably come out more like Lathe of Heaven.

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