Yet more filming…
“On my way to work this morning I noticed umpteen lorry loads of filming equipment being unloaded at the top of Point Hill into the small park behind where I live (on your right as you get to the top of Point Hill – the name escapes me having only just moved there recently). I wonder if it’s related to the goings on down in the Maritime area?”
The Phantom replies:
Goodness – not again! That will be the Point you’re talking about. I have no idea what it’s for this time. I walked up to the Point a few days ago only to find, once I’d huffed and puffed my way up there, the whole place overtaken with meeja types in square glasses telling me I couldn’t go in, and giant cameras creating ‘sun’ on what seemed to be a perfectly sunny day. When I had a couple of friends to stay recently we couldn’t get into the Painted Hall because they were filming a Japanese biscuit commercial. And that’s not even beginning to count biggies like Wolf Man, The Golden Compass and The Duchess. Heavens to Murgatroyd.
Do you think that Greenwich Film Unit aren’t charging enough or something? I mean it’s nice to see the place being used – but there doesn’t seem to be a day in the calendar that somewhere isn’t out of bounds. I might as well move to Pinewood…
On a slightly less grumpy note, though, you do get to meet some interesting folk. Here is, for no other reason than he made me smile a lot, a security guard on the set of Wolf Man, giving me his impression of the Hairy One himself.