Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Spidey Signs Autographs

After he did key poses on the ladder and on top of the truck, he waved to the gathering crowd and did an amazing standing backflip. (I just caught him landing it in the photo below.) This stunt Spider-Man is far more like the comic book character than than Tobey Maguire ever will be.

He proceded to shake kids' hands, sign autographs and pose for photos with people. He spent a bunch of time with the kids whose parents had brought them down to the set. This lasted about 40 minutes. (After about 10 minutes of work.) He was very cool and talked with everyone who addressed him. When he had to leave he yelled, "We love Cleveland!"

Spider-Man for Reference

This scene features the armored car flying down the street. The film truck has a huge jib arm mounted on the back that extends about 80 feet in front of the truck. It swings way up in the air while filming the top of the truck in front of it. Both were flying up and down the street with the extras on the sidewalk and the drivers creating the traffic on the road.

Then the stunt actor for Spider-Man came out in costume and did some key poses on a ladder and then on top of the truck. They didn't film him on the moving truck, he only came out and posed for about 10 minutes. I think it might be for reference for the visual effects to be digitally added in post-production. They were taking pictures of the actor in costume in the same light as they had filmed all day. That way the computer generated effects will match the live action scene filmed on location.

Spider-Man 3 Credits

Sam Raimi: Director

Writing credits: Stan Lee & Steve Ditko (creators: "Spider-Man" comic book and characters)

Todd McFarlane: Characters

Sam Raimi & Ivan Raimi: Story

Alvin Sargent: Screenplay

Cast (in credits order)
Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson
Topher Grace as Eddie Brock
James Franco as Harry Osborn
Thomas Haden Church as Flint Marko/Sandman
Bryce Dallas Howard as Gwen Stacy (attached)
James Cromwell as Captain George Stacy
Mageina Tovah as Ursula

Cinematography: Bill Pope

Costume Design: James Acheson and Katina Kerr

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dan Bradley: second unit director
Francois Caillaud: additional second assistant director
Eric Heffron: assistant director
David Lowery: second unit director
Jeffrey Lynch: second unit director
William Purple: second assistant director: second unit
Brian Taylor: second assistant director: second unit

See full list and more info here: