I Have a Secret

Shh... don't tell!

I have a secret that I'm about to share.

There is an awesome thing happening in my city right now.

Batman has come to town.

That's right, the newest Dark Knight movie is being filmed here. I would love to say that I have a small role in the movie, but I don't have the luxury of standing in line all day with the hopes of being in some random crowd seen with hundreds of other people. But I do have something.

A few nights ago I was picking the husband from dinner with an old friend. I knew that filming was going on that night and I decided to take a detour through downtown to see if we could see anything (hello, Christian Bale?). A few streets were closed off but nothing was set up to film yet. Damn you Christian Bale! I was just about to give up hope while pulling up to a red light when I saw it. Snow!

You see, The Dark Knight takes place during the winter months. And now I'm glad I didn't have to wear a parka for a crowd scene during those 90 degree days. New mock snow hadn't been laid out yet, but there were remnants of snow from the night before. A quick trip around the block and a bad parking job on a side street led us to our own baggie of Bat-snow!

Batman snow

Of course, I didn't place the snow in the baggie until after we were home because who carried around empty Zip-loc bags? Not me. Which means there is also Bat-snow laying in the cup holder of the car.

It may not be the cleanest snow, but then again neither is the real stuff after it's hit the sidewalks of downtown. But at least I can that I am the proud owner of part of a movie set. At least until Christian Bale comes to my house to take it back.

Until next time...


Oka said...

Shhhh, glad you didn't get caught s-t-e-a-l-i-n-g.


Kmama said...

That's really cool!!

We had quite a few movies filed in Detroit in the past couple of years, but then the new governor repealed the tax breaks, so we won't have any celebrities milling about anymore. :-(

Shell said...

Very cool! I wondered how they were going to handle the snow scenes!

Unknown said...

How cool is that? I could just imagine you trying to get a couple handfuls of snow without getting caught!

Emmy said...

Love it! I bet you could sell it on ebay :)