Friday, 14 January 2011

My 15 Seconds of Fame: Part 2

Remember back in August 2009 when I wrote a post about my experience filming as an extra in Gulliver's Travels? No? Well, anyway.... The movie has been out for a few weeks now, and Tuesday night The Other Half and I took a trip to the cinema to see if I made the final cut. And I did! I saw myself in two shots at the beginning of the movie. I may only be a flash on the screen or a blur in the background to most people (even people who know me well would probably have a hard time picking me out unless I pointed myself out), but I clearly recognized myself. (I'm in the office scenes, by the way, wearing a dark brown skirt and a pink flowered blouse, but good luck finding me.) It's amazing to think of all the money -- and time -- it takes to produce just 10 seconds of film. And it cost us nearly £60 to see that 10 seconds (I don't think I can fairly say it was "15," as I suggest in the title of this post); over £21 for the movie plus dinner afterwards, making for one expensive date. But it was worth it, and I can't wait to buy the DVD so I can play it in slow motion and pause it during "my" scenes. I know, it's pretty cheesy and a little bit sad, but I'm not going to apologize for my overzealousness, because who else can say they've been in a movie with Jack Black? Besides Amanda Peet and company, of course.