Monday 9th March 1998
by Henry Burrows
Another room bites the dust
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Today was the very last scene to be shot in the bedroom. This was the
scene where Laura's boyfriend,
Steve, makes his first appearance in
the film, and as such marked the debut of
Mark Flitter. Dressed in a coat and
wearing shades, he strolls into the house blissfully unaware of the
alien presence hiding in the shadows outside. The alien
Foil Man, who has been waiting for
an opportunity to gain entrance to the house...
Steve tries to|
figure out what's going on
I'd worked on this scene before, with the old cast almost
two years ago, but this time around the cast
were more experienced and we had less problems - although for some reason
we again had several takes of the line "Laura gave me a backdoor key".
Mark seemed very natural in the role of Steve and although the first
couple of shots involved him merely making noises outside the door, when
it came time to enter the room he came up with an unusual way of doing
Mark Stalker - crazy or lazy?
Behind the scenes Mark Stalker was
on microphone duties, trying his best at all times to keep the shadow
of the boom away from the action. This was achieved by him hiding in
lots of weird places, his favourite was of course lying on the bed...
The plan for tomorrow is to move on to the scenes just outside the
bedroom, at the top of the stairs.