Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dark Fields Set Report 4-29-10

So I went to set again today early this morning. I arrived around 9am and hung around for about an hour and a half before they actually started filming. During that time I met up with HughE Dillion (iphillychitchat) and talked a bit before he had to leave. Jennifer Fredricks was also there from Fox29 with high hopes of seeing Robert Deniro, I sadly broke the news to her that he is not coming back to town until Monday and returned to NYC yesterday. The production was once again at 16th and Sansom street (The Happy Rooster) and apparently they were doing reshoots because the footage they there before was not satisfactory. There was an average sized production and the line of trailers and trucks and everything stretched all the way down until about 19th street.

I tried to find out what I could about production but they are getting very closed lipped about everything it seems. The one security guard did tell me that a few days ago some guy had a bloody hand and a bloody shirt and looked like he had been in a fight of some sort, which fits with the fact that this is a thriller. Some security was friendly and allowed a few people including myself to snap a few pictures of the production.

Around 10:45 this morning, Bradley Cooper finally emerged looking rather haggard and dishevelled; pretty ugly actually. He walked about 2 blocks from his trailer and went right into the Happy Rooster.

While they were inside filming for about and hour and a half I walked around set for a bit and realized that the bathrooms were labeled 'Lucy' and 'Desi', I thought that was cute.
I managed to get a shot of the director of the film, Niel Burger, who I was calling Cheese Burger because it is a much cooler name. :) He is in the plaid shirt.

Anyway, Bradley Cooper came out for about five minutes and was talking to some of the crew and it was really hard to get a good shot of him up close, but I tried. Unfortunately I had to get to my real job and left just as he went back inside to film a second scene. I managed to get the following shots of Cooper during his break.

Production continues tomorrow at the Navy Yard down by the stadiums in the Paramount studio. Deniro was in town yesterday for a short while but he has since left town. Deniro is said to return sometime on Monday, but it is unknown where he will be filming. I will not be going tomorrow to the Navy yard because I am sure I will not see anything and it will be a waste of a trip. When they continue to film in town again I will do what I can to get to set. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Dark Field updates!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dark Fields Set Report 4-28-10

The motion picture Dark Fields is well underway filming in Philadelphia. Today the production moved to 717 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia at the Union Building Steakhouse. I was on the film set today and despite rumors of Deniro possibly being in Philadelphia, I did not see him today; however I did see Mr. Bradley Cooper. From what I could tell there were a few scenes filmed today at the steakhouse. I arrived on set around noon just as they were filming a scene in the bottom floor inside the bar area. There were a lot of extras wearing suits and jackets and various business attires both inside the bar and walking by the windows. The cast and crew took a short break around 2pm and Cooper emerged from the bar and went directly to his trailer...I got a great video of the back of his head because my camera takes forever to turn on, oh well. About an hour later filming resumed, this time it was on the second floor of the restaurant. For the second scene Bradley came out of his trailer wearing a leather jacket and black pants instead of the previous business suit he was wearing. I decided to leave after some random guy kept trying to sell me childrens clothes from some random store thinking I could fit in child sizes, I don't know. It was also freezing outside since I have just returned from Florida, not used to the cold here yet. I heard they stopped filming tonight around 6pm and have an early shoot tomorrow, which I will try to locate in the morning. Sorry for the lack of photographic evidence from today, I didn't take a lot of photos mainly because I was freezing, good thing its warmer tomorrow.

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