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Thanks for the heads up on this show. I love this behind the scenes stuff. One of the best stories about filmmaking I ever heard was how they filmed the scene in Poltergeist where the house folds in upon itself. Apparently, they built a big miniature (oxymoron?) of the house, then strung up hundreds of piano wire to strategic locations throughout the house, then fed the wire through a 6 inch aperture where they then tied it to a forklift. Then then ran the cameras, engaged the forklift and literally pulled the house through the aperture. But if any part of the house got stuck, they had two guys next to the camera with shotguns blowing the hell out of the house to ensure that it collapsed correctly. Awesome...
Anyway, I eat this stuff up. Thanks for posting it - I will be sure to DVR it.
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