April 14, 2005

Quiet on the set!

Once again this semester, my house is a movie set. This evening, I'm not allowed to make any noise in the middle level, the main level, of my house. Just standing in front of a bookcase of DVDs, looking for something to take upstairs, brings a complaint. We can hear you. They are down in the garage, filming lord knows what. Many cantaloupes were purchased, and I'm told there is fake blood. Horror is a favorite genre. I guess the cantaloupes will be slaughtered.

I go upstairs and flip channels idly. No TiVo up here. No HBO On Demand. I decide to take a bath. It takes 15 minutes to fill my bathtub. I guess it's a pretty large bathtub. Within five minutes, there's a knock on the door. We can hear the water. Ah, yes. I hadn't thought about it. The sound of water running through the pipes. Sorry!

7 comments:

Ron said...

hmmm...so CSI:Madison has caught up to you, eh, Dr. Althouse? Did you do in the study with the candalabra? Or is it all of us who don't have a clue...

Pancho said...

My lovely child bride was President G.W. Bush's administrative assistant in the early 80's when he lived and worked here in Midland Texas. For months prior to the 2004 elections we were beset by film crews from the BBC, Dutch and German media looking for the "inside" scoop. I can't tell you how many rehearsed takes we had to do in order to get the footage to look unrehearsed. I don't think I was ever "shushed" though!

BBC Interview

Wallace

Freeman Hunt said...

I sympathize. My husband has started making movies, and a while back he shot most of a short film in our basement. I also made the mistake of taking a bath.

Finishing Law School said...

Have a bowel movement. When you are finished ask if they got any of it on tape...

Dirty Harry said...

I eagerly await photos of the campus "Save the Cantaloupe" protest.

They are living creatures after all. "Let Saddam kill Iraqi's -- fruit's being butchered!"

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price said...

It's wrong of someone to film something on your property without, at the very least, allowing you to star in it. Next time this happens, I suggest you remind the director of this common courtesy, and do so with morse code using a pot and a spoon.