Tuesday, 5 April 2005

Dodgy Spider Movie update

Some of you (well, Fluffy and my boyfriend) may recollect that the Bright Lights of Hollywood are coming to my neighborhood (hurray!) in the guise of a secondary unit film crew deputised to film some undoubtedly ghastly country-bumpkin fair sequence for a forthcoming movie of Charlotte's Web. I've been following the story, dull as it is.

Now, since sorrow at sills bend is only a sort of foetus on the blog life-journey timeline, my sitemeter almost never shows anyone arriving here from a search engine query. But during the last few days I've copped a startling number hits of this type. Sadly, none originated from rude / amusing searches like the cool blogging kids get: no. They are ALL ABOUT 'Charlotte's Web Movie Australia Heidelberg Park Filming Casting Call Extras Needed Shoot.'

They are always saying in the Opinion pages that Australia needs more public intellectual types to conduct discussions of subjects that the Lumpen Ones are interested in. So for the next little while, that's what I shall try to do.

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If you've come here looking for information about the Charlotte's Web movie, YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE! Leave a comment so I know you were here! Bookmark this page so you can check back often for up-to-the-minute facts, gossip, innuendo and speculation!

Here is what I can tell you already:


- Charlotte's Web is about a pig and a spider! It is set mostly on a farm in country USA sometime in the 1950s!
- It is being partly shot in Melbourne because Melbourne is exactly like 1950s America!
- The movie stars Oprah! Steve Buscemi! Andre 3000! and Cedric the Entertainer! and Julia Roberts! and many other famous actors!
- But none of these people will be coming to Heidelberg because they are all doing the voice parts for cartoon animals!
- If its movie stars you want, you will have to be content with nasty little Dakota Fanning!
- They have already had one casting call for extras! However, I think there may be another session coming up! At least, I think it said so in the Herald Sun! This Saturday, at Heidelberg Theatre, Buckingham Drive! Wear Jeans and a Blouse!



If you're going to try out for the crowd scene, or even better if you've already been hired, I am keen to interview you, either by email, or preferably in person on one of the filming days. This could be your big break! Easier than going on Idol, and infinitely cooler too. Your chance to tell the millions of readers of this blog all about yourself. Just leave a comment with your email address in the appropriate box and I'll get in touch.

13 comments:

Scrivener said...

oooh, oooh, I wanna be an extra! Pick me! Pick me! Oh, wait, I'd have to be on a plane for how long just to get into the general vicinity of the filming? Damn.

Think any of your actor-to-be visitors will leave a comment? Hope so...

Phantom Scribbler said...

You mean I won't get any sitemeter searches until somebody films an animated movie in my town? Damn!

katy said...

damn it! I don't even own a pair of denim jeans let alone a *blouse*. And imagine only having to walk a few minutes to go to work as a Big Time Movie Star?? If only they were filming Queen of the Damned Returns down there then I'm sure I could mock up a dirty goth wardrobe...

Scrivener said...

Katy, you don't even own a pair of jeans? I'm shocked, shocked I tell you. What kind of an American are you? ;)

Lucy Tartan said...

ShOOOSH PEOPLE!

Save your witty, sarcastic comments for *other* subjects.
Don't be scaring away any innocent little extras....

Anonymous said...

Dakota is a very nice person. Not nasty at all! Shame on you,

Lucy Tartan said...

I have no info nor views on the person, but the screen persona, well, SUPER-NASTY. And naah, shame on YOU, anonymous.

Any more people coming from the dakota fanning fan forum (vomit), have the courage of your conditions, and leave your names.

Anonymous said...

You people are mad!

Anna said...

I went to the casting call. But I've heard nothing back *sigh*. The $85 bucks a day for doing nothing could have been good...maybe I'll hear back tomorrow! Mind, it was about 3 weeks go I went to the little theatre....

Anna said...

Ah, and they measured you up for costumes . . . so the whole blouse thing I'm not so sure about.

I felt sorry for the little kids who were dressed by the want-15-minutes-of-fame parents. hmn

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