Posted by: da_nibbler | February 6, 2009

AICN On Bale Tantrum: “This Is Not News”!

I just stumbled across Harry Knowles from AICN (Ain’t It Cool News) dishing some possible insight regarding Christian Bale’s tantrum on the Terminator Salvation set last year.

If you don’t know what this post is refering to, and let me take this opportunity to welcome you back out of your coma, have a look at the previous posts on Six Doe (here and here) before continuing further.

Apparently Harry knows someone who was on set during that little hissyfit and that person would like to have it known that the audio tape is taken out of context and that indeed director of photography Hurlbut was behaving amateurish.

Here is an excerpt:

“The DP on TERMINATOR SALVATION, Shane Hurlbut, is a apparently a light tweaker. He’s a fairly young DP and likes to fiddle with his lights on set during action, which is a big “NO NO” on most productions unless worked out in advance with performers. But apparently Shane was a pretty unrepentant light tweaker.”

“The scene in question, was a very emotional and tough scene between Christian Bale and Bryce Howard. A scene that required soul bearing and a deep level of immersive concentration. The sort of scene where everyone on set knows not to get in anyone’s eye lines, and definitely not to move lights around while FILMING. You lock that shit down before the scene starts.”

“Bale had indeed warned the DP on multiple occasions about messing with lights while the cameras were rolling, and Bale was in the midst of a painful scene with Bryce, what was described to me as being the emotional center of the film and his character for the film.”

For the full low-down on what happened and led to the Bale outburst on McG’s Terminator Salvation set go here.

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