Saturday, 30 June 2007

Lights, Camera, Action

Look hard (above), and your faithful correspondent is part of the action!

A film crew spent the day recently filming at the coffee shop in my work building. Actor John Malkovich spent much of the day inside, but by the time I heard about it and poked my camera in the general direction, he didn't appear to be there.

The film is called Disgrace, and is based on the Booker prize-winning novel by J.M. Coetzee, who migrated to Australia in 2002, and who received the Nobel Prize for literature in 2003. It is set in post-apartheid South Africa, and is a pretty disturbing and bleak and cheerless portrait of contemporary conditions there.
Interiors are being shot in Surry Hills, and the rest of the film in South Africa.


  1. Unusual photo. Am I correct in assuming that there is a reflection of you taking the photo? Have a great week-end!

  2. I don't see you. I guess you are there.

    I hope you have a nice weekend.

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  3. I seen your reflection on the left side. Nice shot. That one girl on the left beside your reflection looks angry.

    Today I posted something yummy. And, if you'd like to see more of my vacation, just click on the bold link.

  4. With a title such as "Disgrace", was my initial hope that it might deal with the manner in which the current Sth African Government is dealing with current problems such as AIDS? I try to be optimistic.

  5. The "shrine" you snapped at East Hills is in the news again - the boy would have been 18 this weekend, so it is now covered in balloons and banners...check it out if you are in the area.

  6. What?
    I am so impressed Sally!
    And yes, I can see you in the window LOL

  7. It took time for me to see you. Actually one can see one of your eyes only :-))

    Malkovic spends much time in southern France where I live. Are you sure the bald man in the second photo is not him?