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Old 11-08-2011, 03:58 PM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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Default Raleigh Streets closed Wednesday: MOVIE filming downtown

According to the N&O, these areas will be closed down for a movie on Wedneday, 11/9/2011:

-200 block of Fayetteville Street and the City Plaza from 5 am to 5 pm
-200 block of West Martin Street from 10 am to 7 pm
-200 block of South Street intermittently from noon to 5 pm

They're filming a movie, "Arthur Newman, Golf Pro," starring (Academy Award Winner) Colin Firth and (Golden Globe winner) Emily Blunt.

Here's an IMDB.com page for it. It will be released in 2013.

Arthur Newman, Golf Pro (2013) - IMDb

After Googling, I found the movie is now being referred to as "Untitled Dark Comedy" and not "Arthur Newman, Golf Pro."

A TV commercial director is making his directorial debut.

Here's an article from Wilmington describing the Ft. Fisher shoot: Colin Firth, Emily Blunt in area to begin filming of 'Arthur Newman' | StarNewsOnline.com

I was an extra for Patch Adams; that was so much fun. The back of my head and my shoulders appeared in the movie. I wish we had more movies filmed here.

 
Old 11-08-2011, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Knightdale, NC
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Oh, Colin Firth, why do you torment me so So near, yet so far!
This is his 2nd time here. He made a movie in Durham (I think) in recent years. I have appointments ALL day tomorrow in Durham, otherwise I might be tempted to check out the filming. I am not normally wowed by this sort of stuff but, for my homeboy Colin, well, I have to make an exception

Thanks for sharing!
 
Old 11-08-2011, 06:30 PM
 
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Wow second movie he's made in the Triangle. Guess Colin Firth doesn't mind our area so much
 
Old 11-08-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Downtown Durham, NC
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Oh, Colin Firth, why do you torment me so So near, yet so far!
This is his 2nd time here. He made a movie in Durham (I think) in recent years. I have appointments ALL day tomorrow in Durham, otherwise I might be tempted to check out the filming. I am not normally wowed by this sort of stuff but, for my homeboy Colin, well, I have to make an exception

Thanks for sharing!
He's also going to be in Durham at the NC School of Science and Math on Thursday.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I was an extra for Patch Adams; that was so much fun. The back of my head and my shoulders appeared in the movie. I wish we had more movies filmed here.
I was an extra in "The Handmaid's Tale" (w/ Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway and Robert Duvall) in two scenes, shot in 1989 at Duke Chapel and the American Tobacco Warehouse (when it was still a warehouse). You can see a 22-years-younger-me in the opening credits
 
Old 11-09-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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I was an extra in "The Handmaid's Tale" (w/ Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway and Robert Duvall) in two scenes, shot in 1989 at Duke Chapel and the American Tobacco Warehouse (when it was still a warehouse). You can see a 22-years-younger-me in the opening credits
WOW! I had no idea that movie was in part filmed here. LOVED that movie and the book even more. I've got to go back and watch that again now. Thanks.

In regards to the OP's topic, I find it extremely interesting that no one has complained about Colin Firth messing up traffic but a few weeks back all the buzz was about business grinding to a halt and all the traffic messes for the President to come to town.

Maybe Colin should run for President and we'll all be a lot happier.
 
Old 11-09-2011, 06:14 PM
 
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In regards to the OP's topic, I find it extremely interesting that no one has complained about Colin Firth messing up traffic but a few weeks back all the buzz was about business grinding to a halt and all the traffic messes for the President to come to town.

Maybe Colin should run for President and we'll all be a lot happier.
According to my husband that works downtown, PLENTY of people were complaining about it. He even watched a man get into a shouting match with a police officer because he couldn't walk down Fayetteville St.
 
Old 11-10-2011, 05:34 AM
 
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They were only using a block or so at a time for filming. I chose to walk down Salisbury Street instead of Fayetteville St. to get to my destination. However, if I were trying to get to a business ON Fayetteville St., within the block of filming, I would have been quite frustrated. In all fun, it was interesting to watch filming and see what people in that industry are doing while they are "at work" from the crew to the actors. To the PPs who've been extras in films - how cool! I'd love to have that experience one day.
 
Old 11-10-2011, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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They were only using a block or so at a time for filming. I chose to walk down Salisbury Street instead of Fayetteville St. to get to my destination. However, if I were trying to get to a business ON Fayetteville St., within the block of filming, I would have been quite frustrated. In all fun, it was interesting to watch filming and see what people in that industry are doing while they are "at work" from the crew to the actors. To the PPs who've been extras in films - how cool! I'd love to have that experience one day.

It's rewarding when you make it in whatever they are shooting, but the process itself is very unglamourous. You usually need to get there before the sun comes out, and can stay late into the evening, there is a TON of standing around either waiting to be used in a scene, as well as waiting for the crew members to set up everything for a scene, and of course, it's all for minimum wage. But again, it's really nice when you can actually make it in the final product.
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