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Christian Bale Rips a DP

February 4th, 2009 · No Comments

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This is how I would’ve handled being yelled at. I’m an agitator, if someone is yelling at me crazily I’ll only agitate that person till they go nuts. Now if I did something wrong, you would only have to tell me once and I’d make sure it would never happen again and I would apologize for my actions. I thought it would be fun to parody this audio and lighten it up.

The original audio only had Christian’s voice I added the voice of a DP…not the one who he was yelling at.

I’ve worked on some films where some people needed to get yelled at like this. But at the same time I’m not exactly sure what the DP did in order to cause this rampage.

Correction…Ain’t It Cool News has some inside info on what went down and I can understand why he would be upset.

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

I enjoy the films Christian Bale are in and I think he is a brilliant actor. There was no need for him to react like that, the director should have made that crystal clear to the DP and have controlled that situation better.

There must be so many emotions running through the DPs head like:

  • Shit! Either he is scary as hell or a brilliant actor.
  • I hate method actors.
  • What the fuck is he talking about? That was just a rehearsal.
  • Patience, don’t give him a reason to be suspicious of you.
  • I’ll get him back by loading the blanks myself.

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