Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Lovely Bones: Royersford, Day Two

I didn't capture any pics from last night's outing, but this morning the intrepid Jenifer scoped out the joint, dodged security guards, and grabbed the following shots of downtown Royersford in all its Seventies-era glory.

Of course, the "new" look wasn't much of a stretch for this stretch of Main Street, and yet the mocked-up store fronts were so convincing that for a moment Jenifer thought, "Hey, Royersford is really coming along nicely," following in the footsteps of other local revitalization efforts in Phoenixville and Spring City.

Apart from the guards and a minimal crew, the area was empty, and there were no signs of the actors or Messrs. Jackson and Spielberg (rumored to be in town). The only items of note were a fleet of period cars and the Paramount trailer. For more pics of the shoot, check out Mommy Blah Blah Blog and In My Head.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Thomas Crymes said...

Downtown Rofo/Spring City really looks like it is trapped in the 70s (in a bad way).

I always expect to see people shuffling down the street with defeated looks and old clothes.

11:18 PM  
Anonymous Eric L said...

Haha...good point, Tom. They nearly always portray the past nostalgically in films - even 'dark' ones. That's one reason why we tend to think of the 'good old days' - when actually things were just as bad or worse.

8:55 AM  
Blogger The Casual Observer said...

I happened upon your blog by way f our shared respect for the novel Grendel, and decided to read a bit. I have to say I enjoy your writing style and a career in screenwriting seems to be fitting for you.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Ryan Rasmussen said...

Thank you, Casual!

(I promise, should I ever have the good fortune to adapt Grendel, I will honor the text!)

11:54 AM  

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