Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The week in quotes from Hollywood in the Hub

“This was the fastest, hardest shoot I’ve had. Primarily because there are so many grand scenes and we had a small amount of time. We worked long, long hours.”

--Amy Smart, star of the made-in-Boston TV pilot "See Kate Run,"
says she didn't get to see much of the Hub during her hectic, four-week shooting schedule.

"Part of the erosion of newspapers is about new media, but part of it is newspapers' own fault. I think the public has felt let down by The New York Times and others for not asking the tough questions, whether about the Iraq war or the subprime issue. The job of the fourth estate is to stand outside the vested interests and say, 'Wait a minute, this isn't viable.' "

--Cambridge homeboy Ben Affleck, in town filming the downsizing drama "The Company Men,"
weighs in on the fate of the Boston Globe to the hometown paper's Names column.

"To me, Cape Cod is the main character in the movie. Having authentic backgrounds keeps alive the “suspension of disbelief” and enhances the characters in the film."

--Director Daniel Adams
discusses why he opted to film "The Golden Boys," his adaption of Joseph Crosby Lincoln’s 1904 novel, "Cap’n Eri" in Cape Cod.

"Cambridge is a pretty good, safe place. It’s hard to come up with something that is scary in Cambridge."

--Paul Solet, a Cambridge native and Emerson grad, says he's psyched to unveil the horror flick "Grace" to his hometown crowd at the IFFBoston screening at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square on Saturday, April 25 at 11:59 p.m.

“I think it will be great fun to have a Marblehead property in the background for a good movie. I think we’ve got some good actors, and hopefully they can learn something about Marblehead.”

--Eugene Record, a neighbor of a private residence on Crowninshield Road, says he's looking forward to "The Company Men" crews filming on Monday, April 20 next to his home in Marblehead. Production is also planned for Tuesday, May 26.

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