And then I went to college in New York and there was Studio 54…
The world went from this, a bright sunny movie and aeronautics town where everyone was in bed by eleven:
To looking and sounding like this… Oh, and I almost forgot, they did this thing in New York called walking…
American Hustle, they really did a great job capturing the era, and I wanted you to see how chaotic it is for the performers on a film set. If you can’t see this in your region type in “American Hustle Complete B-Roll (2013)”.
Oh I loved this! That is one fabulous b-roll and I haven’t even seen the movie yet! Yes, it has only just arrived in yee olde francia…
It captures a lot of the set experience, except the adrenaline jolts, and the exhausting hours, and the politics, and, and, and, 😉 .
Surprising how many people are in the room filming.
Lots and lots and lots, actors have incredible focus.
Did everyone really go to bed by eleven in LA in those days?
The Perfumed Dandy
Those days??? These days, too, I’m afraid… although sometimes I do hear the teenager next door stirring past eleven, playing some kind of thumping music and singing…
Lordy. In younger days we wouldn’t have thought about going in to ‘town’ until eleven.
How odd. I guess film shoots start so early.
The Perfumed Dandy
That’s exactly right.
Wow, what an extra treat that was, thank you Vicki! To tell you the truth, I found this film SO distracting – I could almost smell the perfume in the air. The soundtrack, the costumes, I kept getting lost down memory lanes.
Oh god! Those big spicy scents… What were they? YSL Opium, and Cinnabar, and…???
And now you tell us you went to Studio 54!!!
I’m kind of stunned they let me in, as I looked all of fourteen when I was in college…
well, I can’t say anything about the era given that I wasn’t on this planet half of 1977… but the frantic set atmo is familiar to me in another frame, that of fashion and advert photo shoots. I have always thought that film must be the same, tenfold, and all the making-ofs you can see today show it clearly. is it this why many actors prefer theater or like to perform an a stage?
Yes, I think for a completely immersed experience stage is the thing. On the other hand, if you mess something up, or can’t remember your lines motion pictures are so much more forgiving 😉 .
Re: half of 1977… Did you make your appearance sometime in June?
ha, I think an accomplished actor can weasel her/his way through a few forgotten lines 😉
I entered the stage in May. Tadaa!
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