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Sep 10th
10:04 am
'Paperboy' pics and 'Liberal Arts' article  

Most of these next five were also on the Amite paper's site (more pics there)

~Scott Glenn and Lee Daniels~

~Matt and Lee, note the Florida street sign behind~

~Zac at the Moat County Tribune~

~Zac by his truck~

Yesterday they were filming in Laplace, LA. There was actually a large power outage all over Laplace, but I don't think it ended up affecting filming. Thank goodness since they only have a few days left and I'm guessing Matt is already cutting it close with other filming obligations.

From producer, Cassian Elwes:

From ICONicFohawks:

She said:

From cmarzzz125:

Excerpts from a really awesome article on Liberal Arts filming from The Kenyon Collegian (via twitter):
The crew began filming at Kenyon on June 1 and wrapped production on June 28. Apart from a few scenes filmed in Columbus, Ohio and New York City, Kenyon was the primary shooting location...

Many of the performers, like Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney and Zac Efron, were only there for a few days...

"I heard rumors that Zac Efron was coming on the first day I started working, which was about a week and a half before shooting," Arbery said. "I was not allowed to mention him at all. We didn't want extras coming just because Zac Efron was in it. We didn't want them to tell their friends and bring cameras and spoil the quiet, concentrated set."

Efron's "Nat" is "a pivotal character in the movie," according to Radnor. The High School Musical star was on campus from June 17-18 and completed all his scenes in that time. Most Kenyon students (and visiting OSU students) saw Efron during the filming of the party scene in the DKE lounge in the Old Kenyon basement, which required many extras.

"One night I had to get 80 extras for an Old Kenyon party scene, and when the Second Assistant Director came in and told them that Zac Efron was coming, there was a collective gasp and then a flurry of whispers," Arbery said.

"[Efron] was walking by, getting ready to do another take, and he winked right at me," Kaitlin Graff '12 said. "I've been working on my winking ever since so the next time I see him I'll be ready."

Radnor said he and Efron became friendly at the Maui Film Festival last year. "He was there and Happythankyoumoreplease was playing there and we hung out," Radnor said. "We just really enjoyed talking to each other and stayed in touch. I said I had this role and Jesse [Hara], my producer, and I talked about it. [We] decided that [Efron] would be great in the role, and he was. We whisked him in under cover of darkness and got him out before a lot of people knew he was there."

They may have whisked him out of Gambier a little too quickly, however. When the crew needed different angles of the shots of Efron, they called in Arbery to act as his body double nearly a week after the party scene was first filmed. "We couldn't finish the entirety of his scene one night," Arbery said. "We needed to turn the camera around and get the coverage on Josh. I memorized all of Zac's lines and wore his costume … I don't know if I'm allowed to tell this story."

Radnor's previous film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January of 2010. Radnor said he does not know if he will follow the same path with Liberal Arts. "We're [editing] it right now, and we're going to have that discussion soon, so I really don't know what the plan is for this," he said. "I imagine it will involve film festivals, but we're not sure yet. It's still very early in the process."
Mood: awakeawake
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Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on September 10th, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC)
It seems like they're sticking to the book, for the most part. Doesn't Zac have to go back to film the untitled Banhrani project right after this?

The fan pictures are really adorable. Set and fan pictures are my favorite types of pictures.

If Liberal Arts debuts in film festivals, does that mean it won't come out in regular theaters?
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on September 10th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure exactly when he'll be going back for the Bahrani pic. It is soon but possibly not immediately.

And re: Liberal Arts. If a film debuts at a festival it doesn't mean it won't come out in regular theaters. It depends on other factors.

A lot of big independent films that premiere at festivals are already planning on going to regular theaters but they just want a splash, especially with critics. On the opposite side of the spectrum many truly independent, small budget films will never get shown outside of festivals and won't even be released on dvd.

In the middle you have films like Liberal Arts which will often get limited releases to a small number of theaters and then go to dvd. Josh's last film HappyThankYouMorePlease got released to only 19 theaters at once which is basically LA and NY and maybe another big city or two. Liberal Arts does have a slightly more well-known cast which hopefully means a good distributor will be interested and will get it out to most larger cities.
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on September 10th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
On Zac's IMDB page, it says post-production for the Untitled Bahrani project, so that's why I was wondering about it.
It's Audrey not Aubrey: Zegers 2audrey_za on September 10th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
I got SUPER excited seeing the film's logo on the back of the director's chairs- I always find the title lettering to be so interesting!

It's a breath of fresh air to see non-flipped/short hair. IDC, I'm a fan of when he lets the length get OOC.

"I've been working on my winking ever since so the next time I see him I'll be ready."

Aw, she's cute! +10 for remaining standing after being winked at. I swear there would have been at least the slightest of buckling in one of my knees fo sho, lol.
annabelle83 on September 11th, 2011 12:56 pm (UTC)
I'm curious what Zac will film after The Paperboy and the Rahmani project. Looks like he will be put front and center in The New Year's Eve promotions, so I wonder Zac can find time to do another movie this winter. Like some people commented earlier, I hope he can snag a new studio film soon.
kleth on September 11th, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
Die In A Gunfight and The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman look like the two that are furthest along in development. But holy heck, anything can happen. Look at the past year -- New Year's Eve came out of nowhere, there were no early announcements for The Untitled Bahrani Project or The Paperboy, and without the Twitter patrol, his role in Liberal Arts would have remained a rumor until the Kenyon article just a few days ago. He gets touted for oodles of movies he's never going to do, and we don't hear about the ones he's really doing. Stop the madness.