Mel Gibson movie being filmed on my mountain

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  1. Meniscus

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    Coming home from work this evening, I drove past several trailer trucks for the new Mel Gibson movie Edge of Darkness. For the past few days they've been filming in the nearby town of Northampton, Mass. Now they are filming (or maybe just setting up to film) on the top of Mt. Sugarloaf in South Deerfield. I don't know quite what they're doing up there, but I can see the lights from my living room window. (I live just down the road from the base on the mountain have a great view of the mountain from my living room.)

    I have mentioned in other threads how much I like living at the base of Mt. Sugarloaf. Now I get to see it featured it a movie! (Too bad it's a Mel Gibson movie. Oh well.)
    http://www.lpsg.org/101606-google-maps-is-so-cool-3.html#post1694163

    There are some pics of the mountain in this thread.
    http://www.lpsg.org/103738-the-view-from-your-home-2.html#post1724278

    For the past couple of weeks they've been building some kind of structure around the existing observation tower. I don't know what it's supposed to be, but I'm relieved that it's a temporary structure because it's ugly and it spoils the view.
     
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    Since the forum tends to get busier on the weekend, I'm bumping this thread in the vain and futile hope that someone will pay attention to me.
     
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    That is cool. Before I moved to Florida there was a movie being filmed around the corner from my parents house. It is a city that is over 200 years old. He thinks it was a war period piece, from the costumes. Even thought they were not filming on his street they made everyone take the cars off the street. I'm so pissed off that he didn't say anything about it, I would have loved to even see the trailers and try to find out who was starring in the movie.
     
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    Can you nonchalantly ignore Mr. Gibson from me if you get the chance?

    He makes George W seem like a lovely warm intelligent human being IMO. Do you know which aspect of his worldview this movie will be promoting?

    Anyway, Sugarloaf is far more interesting than Mr. Gibson, judging by the photos and links you posted. It jumps out at me as having a very strong spiritual depth. I'll go look at further information. Thanks.
     
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    I think that would be cool! When I was in DC I walked past several movie sets and had to reschedule a lunch date because the Chinese restaurant that we were going to was closed to film the scene where Jamie Lee Curtis meets the fake spy for lunch. That place had the best lunch specials. Just being near the movie set felt exciting to me though, kind of a curious rush.
     
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    Meniscus, while you are there, ask him what was it like to film this commercial with Scott Baio? Two actors in a different universe. Everybody recalls this commercial well, I hope.

    YouTube - Mel Gibson Sheriff video
     
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    Oh Meniscus how interesting!
    I wasn't aware that you lived in South Deerfield.
    I still say I want to take you out for a tattoo
    and dinner next time wer'e up your way!
    cigarbabe:saevil:
     
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    He's a controversial figure alright, but he makes good movies....Apocolypto was a rush!! Adds a bit of fame to your neighbourhood.....where I come from (Peaslake, Surrey Hills) we had a battle scene from Gladiator filmed there, (must have been thanks to Olly Reed who lived down the lane), also we had Ralph Vaugh Williams and Charles Darwin living in a big old house here, the lady in the Columbia Films symbol (holding the torch) and Virginia Mckenna is a current resident!
     
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    It's always fun to see a familiar place in a movie and to be able to say, "I
    know that place. I've been there." If it's your hometown or someplace you
    used to live, you can watch it with friends and say "that's where I'm from."

    That's just the sort of story we all like to tell. It's even more fun to
    tell when you're watching the movie with other people. You can say to them,
    "I've eaten at that restaurant. They had the best lunch specials. In fact,
    I tried to eat there that very day but they were closed to film that scene."

    I don't think I'll see him. I don't actually remember that commercial. Maybe it was regional and wasn't shown out here.
     
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    I'd be happy to, but I doubt I'll get the chance. I'm not sure if they're
    letting people up the mountain or not, but I'm too busy to try.

    An editorial in the local alternative press asked why everyone around here,
    from individual citizens, to local government and businesses, was so excited
    about him coming here, and suggested that what we ought to have done is told
    him, no thanks, we don't want anti-Semites like you around here.

    Right, and although few people here are forgiving of his worldviews, we
    still want the little piece of fame his movie will bring to the area, we
    want to see our towns (maybe even ourselves) in his movie, and of course, we
    want the money that his production is going to spend here.

    Conspiracy theory, I suppose. It's about a Boston cop investigating the
    death of his activist daughter, corporate cover-up, and government
    collusion. (It's a remake of a 1985 British mini-series by the same name.)
    Someone at work told me that the structure they built on top of the mountain
    is supposed to be some sort of government facility, which explains all the
    ugly antennae on the building.

    Thanks. I just love looking out my window and seeing it there. Being autumn here, the colors are really starting to come out, too. (Note that there's more than one Mt. Sugarloaf in the world, so if you look for futher info, don't get it mixed up with the one in South America, which is stunning.) The places in which we live and work can certainly affect us in a variety of ways, and we can forge a connection to some places which stay with us long after we leave. Some places become a part of us. Other places are just a place, if you know what I mean, and there's no connection.

    In the past 8 years I've lived in several towns in this area. Some of those
    places were hard to leave, some were easy to leave, some were a relief to
    leave. But South Deerfield felt like home to me even before I lived here.
    (I used to have a friend who lived here, and I always enjoyed visiting him.) I'd try to buy a house here if I was more committed to my job. If/when I leave my job (which I really ought to do), I may also have to leave this area, but I will always have fond memories of living here.
     
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    Well, dinner would be cool. There are a few nice restaurants close by, and lots of places in Northampton, which isn't far. As for the tattoo, I've thought about getting one, possibly a few, but I don't want to go overboard. I don't want to become one of those people that has no un-inked skin left. That means I have to be very selective about what I get and where I get them. The problem is, I'm the sort of person who can't even pick out a pair of glasses (something I will have for only a few years, at most), so how can I pick out something that I will have to wear for the rest of my life?

    And if you're up to it, I'll let you climb my moutain. I haven't seen them myself yet, but I've heard rumors of a couple of wild goats living up there, and you can feed them if you bring apples, carrots, etc.
     
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    Okay. Well, it is just so nice to know he is filming at your mountain. That's cool.
     
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    Great post
     
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