« on: June 30, 2016, 03:06:40 PM »
I am a fan of the explosion of extra stuff added to movies we buy these days - featurettes, 8mm film clips, etc.
ONE I have found strange was watching an extra feature from the movie E.T. I purchased recently ...
In it, Steven Spielberg was explaining a scene they made in the movie, and the entire time he was shooting it he was wearing a hard hat. I suppose, for some reason, there was a hazard something might fall on your head with injurious consequences. BUT ... while the SAME feauturette filmed them interacting with the shoot of the film, Steven and his film making buddies were wearing the hard hats, but, of course, the actors were not. Whats going on with the hard hat thing in the "how we make movies" extras department? ARE the director's heads more important than the actors? ..
I suppose that Steven and his bunch were SO wrapped up in directing that they didn't remember or even realize they were still wearing hard hats, but - are the film crew of the "film extras" crew also wearing hard hats and aslo so desensitized to the silliness of wearing hard hats? Just curious