Yesterday’s post produced some interesting comments. Capn Cookie said that, while Bale’s outburst was uncalled for, the DP was still kind of a dick. Which called to mind an incident that happened on set only a few weeks ago.
As you probably know, it’s standard procedure to turn your cell phone to vibrate when on stage. If you’re actually standing on the set, it’s a good idea to turn the ringer off altogether.
Needless to say, we were all surprised when a phone rang in the middle of a take. Everyone looked around, ready to glare accusingly at whoever was so careless.
Then the DP looked down at his own pocket, surprised. “Oh, it’s me! Sorry,” he said, turning off the phone. “Man, I’ve yelled at so many people for doing that.”
He chuckled and then went back to work.
I wonder if he will remember this little episode the next time someone’s phone goes off. I wonder why I doubt it.