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My First Casting Call - Johnny Depp Public Enemies

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Brian Elwood, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Brian Elwood

    Brian Elwood Stunt Coordinator

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    Went to a casting call here in Wisconsin for Public Enemies on Saturday.

    They are filming a bank robbery with the entire cast about 2 blocks from my house. Full cast Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard.Channing Tatum,Giovanni Ribisi


    For anyone interested here is my blog.

    Public Enemies - Columbus
     
  2. Chuck Mayer

    Chuck Mayer Lead Actor

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    It's not just a "They". It's Michael Mann [​IMG] That alone merits great interest, before you even discuss that cast.
     
  3. Brian Elwood

    Brian Elwood Stunt Coordinator

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    My daughter got Michael Mann autograph today!!

    She got to follow him and the production crew around town as they discussed the shoot.
     
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    Southpaw Supporting Actor

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    That's cool Brian. I live just south of Madison so I've been keeping with the news of this movie being shot in the area. I'll be checking out your blog periodically.
     
  5. Brian Elwood

    Brian Elwood Stunt Coordinator

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    I'll have news from Little Bohemia tomorrow - actually I'm Rod Melotte, not Brian but I was banned like 5 or 6 years ago! :)
     
  6. Brian Elwood

    Brian Elwood Stunt Coordinator

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    FINALLY - a mini trailer.

    I ended up being a Picture Car Driver and drove a 1933 Graham Sedan. Stood right next to Johnny and the other guys in the gang but I 'm not sure I made it into any scenes. Car was parked mostly.

    Still - I was 4 feet from Michael Mann in Oshkosh during filming for brief while on some long range Tommy gun shooting scenes. Had grass hitting me as "bulliets" sprayed the ground.

    Mini Trailer can be found here.

    Photos from the shoot can be found here

    http://publicenemiesphotos.blogspot.com/

    Public Enemies - Columbus
     
  7. ZacharyTait

    ZacharyTait Cinematographer

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    Thanks for the updates. I saw the mini-trailer during the credits of the Oscars last night and I can't wait to see it. Hopefully, it'll be a major contender for the Oscars next year.
     
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    Also saw the footage from the Oscars last night and any movie that has Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Channing Tatum (oh yes and Michael Mann) is a must-see in my book!
     
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    Just watched the trailer and I am officially as excited about this film as I am for any other flick this summer. [​IMG]
     
  11. Ray H

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    Hmmm. I'd forgotten about Mann's preference for the digital video-look. In my opinion, it looks rather distracting - especially for a period piece.
     
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    Just watched the trailer in 1080p. I have to say it looks terrible, the video look, I hate it! I don’t understand how come only Michael Mann’s movies shot on video look this way. There are other new movies shot on video that don’t look like this.

    With other movies, David Fincher’s Zodiac for example I have to read about it to find out it was shot on video. When I see a new Michael Mann’s movie I see the video look instantly.
     
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    The trailer wasn't that great, but the footage looks awesome. Mann does know how to make his movies look great.

    ~T
     
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    I didn't like the shot-on-video look of the footage I saw in the trailer tonight, either.
     
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    One disturbing thing I noticed in the trailer: pause it at around the 0:26 or 0:27 mark and notice that Depp's face is CGI when he's jumping over that counter. Why the hell would Mann use a CGI face for something like that? [​IMG]
     
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    Easy, maybe because Johnny Depp couldn't jump like that! They had to use a stunt man.
     
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    Um, I think Johnny Depp is more than capable of doing what looks like a relatively simple jump. He's done a lot more physical work than that in the Pirates movies.
     
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    My only concern is Depp's age. Was in his early twenties and died when he was 34
    . Depp is 45. Will he be too old for the character? Although, here is a pic of Dillinger. He did look older than he was ...

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm not trying to be a smartass about it, but there isn't many people still around that know what Dillinger looked like and at what age he died.
     
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    I was trying to err in the side of caution about his life. Some people do not know about him and want to see the movie and find out. I have seen more than one post berating a forum member for disclosing something that seemed benign. I figured I would be safe and put a spoiler in.
     

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