And all hell broke loose. The very first photo of Johnnie Depp arriving in Columbus to be broadcast around the world , people screaming outside Josh and Jennies house, girls with light jackets on shivering in the cold for 16+ straight hours.
Thousands of spectators from literally around the world ringing Columbus saying what an amazing town this is.
As I was walking around taking photos I met a woman who was also taking shots. Her name was (and still is) Michelle Martin.
I believe that in the entire town of Columbus Michelle and I are the only two people that took the ball and ran with it from the filming of Public Enemies and we have become success stories.
A major motion picture closes the town for 2 weeks, the #1 R rated mobster movie of all time staring Johnnie Depp and - zip - nothing.
Remember all the players we were talking about? What have they done in the last 5 years.
Johnnie Depp - 9 movies and 4 in post or pre production. The one I'm really waiting for now is The Lone Ranger which looks outstanding.
Link to trailer - looks GREAT
Michael Mann - director did one more movie and two TV series. The ill fated LUCK and Witness
Bob Wagner - 1st asst Director, remember him? that high strung guy that yelled at everybody (including Grahm man and I in Oshkosh) - he contacted me a few months after filming and said the cast would read my blog and while it was not always 100% accurate it was always entertaining.
He's been 1st asst Director in two movies since PE, Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
I could go on an on but that would take many many pages. Anyway - to relive that first day, and what got me mentioned in Vanity Fair.
16 hours - The Search for Johnny Depp 4:00 to 6:45
16 hours - The Search for Johnny Depp 7:00- 8:30
16 hours - The Search for Johnny Depp 9:30 - 12:45ish
16 hours - The Search for Johnny Depp 1:00 tp 6:00
16 hours - The Search for Johnny Depp 6:00 to Frozen
Many of my friends were all excited over the new season of The Walking Dead. I was not that excited because I'm not a Zombie sort of guy. Along with vampires and other things of that nature.
But I was looking at Netflix and I saw The Walking Dead and with nothing else to do I thought I would watch it for 10 minutes just to get an idea of what it was all about.
I AM HOOKED!!!
It has received a number of award nominations, including a Writers Guild of America Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Television Series Drama and has become the most-watched basic cable drama telecast in history.
The basic premise is a sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating "walkers", resembling zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.
Here is a cool thing - the entire production is paper-free. The production strives to be "green" in every way including little things like reducing vehicle idling.
I can't wait to watch another episode.
That's it for today - gotta run