Tag Archives: black comedy

Mel Gibson not the main man in The Beaver

In the wake of embarrassing and terrible personal information bleeding out over tabloid pages and gossip sites, much has been made of Mel Gibson’s attempt to return to the film industry with his most recent film, The BeaverEven the film’s trailer seems to play up the connection between Gibson’s real life personal troubles  and those of his character – which is funny because he’s not the film’s true star. Continue reading

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I didn’t know there was so much blood in “Snowman’s Land”

Walter’s a regular guy: he wakes up, eats some food and goes to work – killing people.  However, when Walter whacks the wrong guy in a men’s bathroom, his boss puts him on hiatus.  One of his hitman colleagues, Francois, tells him to take a job in the mountains: get some fresh air, time away from the world, relaxation!  Of course, vacations never turn out as you expect and given Walter’s line of work, the unexpected can be lethal. Continue reading

London Burke and Hare Photos

Blog reader Stefanos sent these:

Stefanos says he did not see these cranes being used. Possibly unrelated construction.


Hearse and Horse (butt)

The scene being shot.

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Burke and Hare: Edinburgh, Day 2

The cast and crew returned from shooting in Sterling for two days to wrap up shooting in Edinburgh, Friday night and Saturday morning before moving to the next location (possibly back to London). Here are the photos (sorry about the quality, extreme low-light conditions)

If you want to find their shooting location, just follow the trucks. I stumbled across these on my way home.

Horse

They were filming on a street that ran beneath the street in the photo. So they had lighting crews set up above the set.

The set of Burke and Hare from above.

Serious lighting. I felt bad for the guy who had to stand in this cherry picker, in the rain, with a very hot, electric lamp.

This tavern is like a VIP club, with a 19th century bouncer that allows Andy Serkis and Simon Pegg inside.

Crew members were running umbrellas to and away from extras as they tried to keep the detailed costumes dry.

Getting ready for the shoot.

In this scene, Serkis and Pegg are in line to get into this exclusive tavern.  The bouncer lets them in as horse drawn carriages and extras pass by.

Wider shot of the scene playing out (camera can’t zoom while recording)

I know where they’re shooting tomorrow, so keep checking the blog for updates.