Martha Thinks

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Lights! Camera! Action!

There is a little seaside town nearby called Salisbury and they filmed a Denzel Washington movie last Friday called "The Equalizer".  We had planned to go up anyway to hear some great music and breath some nice fresh beach air after a long week.

It was such a major treat to feel like we were smack dab in the middle of things!  When movies are filmed in Boston, it's hard to get close to the action, but we arrived a couple of hours before actual filming took place and really -- no one was around!

These are "props"...even the ferris wheel.

Here's Rich walking by equipment truck.  It was cleaner than my house!  Shiny brass, impeccable ramp.  Must be good money in the movie biz.

The arcade in the background is real...action is heating up with big vans delivering people.

Here's the real reason we went up.  The band called "Don't Call Me Shirley" playing at Surfside 5, this awesome beachfront bar.

Here are good friends standing deckside with a front row view of the action.

The band had to stay inside the club and could not use the huge deck, but we were welcome to go out on it and watch the action at the edge of the sand.  The big square light hung way above the filming, illuminating the scene.  They filmed it over and over again.  Crowd walking left, crowd walking right..

And this...I Denzel Washington!  I only got really close with my zoom lens and it was night time so a little hard to see.  A fun and quite unexpected way to spend a Friday night.  
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