Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Hana Yori Dango Final
An Extra on the Set

This guy might just be deranged and making things up, but I've browsed through some maybe 30 entries and he sounds sane enough. There's no out-of-reality spiral into fanfic like he suddenly catches the eye of Itoh Misaki (or any of the Johnny boys for that matter heh) and they head to a love hotel kinda stuff. Just bits of glimpsing of the main cast while writing about his experience of being an extra. Here's the rough translated entry :-

2008-01-14 21:14:10
Matsumoto Jun's 『 Hana Yori Dango Final 』

I just came back from being an extra on 『 Hana Yori Dango Final 』

The details are secret. The producer has informed us of that. It was the scene that needed the memo book I mentioned about the day before yesterday. (note : he bought a memo book, a BINDEX assist type or something like that). But today I was at at the periphery of the scene. I arrived at the shoot location about 30 minutes early, entered the assembly hall from the back and one-by-one we were designated a place to sit. The people in front of me, there were so many of them...

The actor was only Matsumoto Jun... no, there were 2 others but I don't know their names. Gomen nasai. It's the second time I meet Matsumoto again after 『 The Three Villains of the Hidden Fortress 』 (Kakushi Toride no San Akunin). Today he was wearing a suit, but I wonder if perhaps he was more cool-looking in 『 The Three Villains of the Hidden Fortress 』although he got a little dirty there ?

Today, the actual shoot lasted 1 minute and 40 seconds. We had to sit for about 5 and a half hours though. But each time, a different producer will come to greet us at the beginning. When the filming ends, they'll greet us again. Matsumoto also greeted us. It made me happy to hear his words of thanks to the extras volunteers. After that, it looked like they were going to rehearse for the film's press conference scene. Of course only the people involved were allowed in. What a pity.


What the heck, if I were to be an extra on HYD, I'll sleep outside the location shoot overnight. But they probably weeded out all the nuts during the recruiting application...

At the TBS site, I found the extras recruitment announcement for the day this guy said he went.

【 Filming date and time 】 14 January (Monday) Daytime (Morning to Evening)
【 Filming location 】 Metropolitan area (Suburbs)
【 Filming scene 】 Press conference scene with reporters and cameramen
【 Recruits needed 】 20-40 years old men and women
Application closing date 13th January

They're doing more recruitment... don't they need any baka gaijin ?!


On Thursday, January 17, 2008 3:28:00 AM, Anonymous imouto-chan wrote...

u're not baka... n dun look like a gaijin either~


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