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If you could've been invited to any film set of the past or maybe for an upcoming movie, which would you choose & why?

Asked by ucme (50034points) October 6th, 2010

Yeah, basically any movie set from years gone by or maybe any that are soon to go into production. Let’s say you’re a VIP on the set. You get to meet the stars, the director & have your own personal tour. Access all areas is the order of the day. So which is it going to be & why?

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iamthemob's avatar

Thelma & Louise. I want to get on the Brad Pitt elevator when it’s on the ground floor…

SuperMouse's avatar

The Godfather Part II. Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Elia Kazan, John Cazele, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton…

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

“My Fair Lady” specifically this scene

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

A Monty Python movie, Mel Brooks movie, or Three Stooges movie

ucme's avatar

@SuperMouse Yeah that would’ve been an unforgettable experience. Although maybe a little hairy. I mean, Pacino tended to stay in character between takes. May have kept my distance there then.

mrentropy's avatar

Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, or Army of Darkness. It sounds like it would’ve been fun.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Ocean’s 11 (2001 version). All those lovely, witty men. The DVD has a version with Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Andy Garcia chiming in with background information. The stories of pranks pulled on the set and trivia bits is hysterical. Yup, that would have been a movie set worth visiting.

cazzie's avatar

Firefly in the movie, Serenity…. easy.

Blueroses's avatar

Any Christopher Guest film. The improvisation process has to be so much fun to watch.

AmWiser's avatar

Michael Jackson. I would have loved to see him up close and personal while performing.
Also, the movie set of Titanic.

muppetish's avatar

Sherlock, Junior! Or, maybe The General because it would have been awesome to watch them shoot the train scenes. Either way, I want to watch Buster Keaton (and see whether I could have made him laugh between takes.)

GladysMensch's avatar

I’m in no way a fanboy, but I’ve got to say Star Wars. You get to hang out with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill before they were stars… not to forget the original costumes and gadgets that became so iconic.

Austinlad's avatar

I would have loved to be on the set of CITIZEN KANE, watching Orson Welles as he acted up a storm and learned how to direct while he was directing. I feel a special connection to everything Welles ever did because I once came within three feet of him (though I was too shy to introduce myself) and actially did meet one of KANE’s co-stars and one of Welles’ closest collaborators over the years, Joseph Cotton.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Austinlad That makes me think of “To Kill a Mockingbird”. To watch those actors and the directing at that high of a level of performance would be interesting.

Austinlad's avatar

Indeed, @Adirondackwannabe, that would have been amazing, too. I’ve spent a fair amount of time on both movie and TV commecial sets, and I can tell you there’s a LOT of just sitting around. ;-)

downtide's avatar

It just has to be Lord of the Rings. ~swoons~

cazzie's avatar

@downtide I considered that, but I was in NZ when they were filming, and I’m kind of glad I didn’t go and volunteer as an extra, because I think it would have showed me too much of the ‘man behind the curtain’ and I might have ruined the watching for me….. As it is.. I’m trying to work out what is CGI and what is actual landscape I know I’ve seen….. so… no.. LOTR needs to keep it’s mystery for me. I think.

Austinlad's avatar

I also would have enjoyed being on the set of AVATAR, though I know much of the work happened in an immense editing suite with a bank of over-sized LCD monitors, a control board the size of a football field, large leather swivel chairs, and a heavily ladened buffet table.

downtide's avatar

@Austinlad yeah I think much of the set for Avatar would have been a bare studio with blue walls.

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