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02.04.09 27 Comments

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Harry Knowles from fanboy site Aintitcool has seen the Christian Bale tirade make the rounds, but to him, it’s not a story.  That’s why he’s taking the high road and not publicizing it, unlike the rest of us sleaze guzzling shame peddlers.  And by “not publicizing it”, I mean giving it a longer shelf life by providing his own thirdhand version of the same story.

Hey folks, Harry here… I’m getting slammed with assloads of people angry at me for not posting the Bale explosion from the set of McG’s TERMINATOR: SALVATION. Well, first off – there’s a real simple reason. It isn’t news. And it certainly isn’t cool news. It is a moment in a man’s life taken completely out of context and most likely leaked to personally embarrass Christian Bale.


Except, you want to hear the REALITY behind that clip?

I know this because I happen to be somewhere where someone that was there that day and for the shoot is.

The DP on TERMINATOR SALVATION, Shane Hurlbut, is a apparently a light tweaker. He’s a fairly young DP and likes to fiddle with his lights on set during action, which is a big “NO NO” on most productions unless worked out in advance with performers. But apparently Shane was a pretty unrepentant light tweaker.

The scene in question, was a very emotional and tough scene between Christian Bale and Bryce Howard. A scene that required soul bearing and a deep level of immersive concentration. The sort of scene where everyone on set knows not to get in anyone’s eye lines, and definitely not to move lights around while FILMING. You lock that shit down before the scene starts.

Bale had indeed warned the DP on multiple occasions about messing with lights while the cameras were rolling, and Bale was in the midst of a painful scene with Bryce, what was described to me as being the emotional center of the film and his character for the film.

Now, the reason I know all of this is because the person that was there, felt that it should be made perfectly clear that Christian Bale was the utmost gentleman and cool guy on set. And the DP really was doing something that professional DPs with experience just don’t do. Not during a performance.

And it goes on like that for a while.  I swear, Harry could write 10,000 words about the bagel he just ate.  Anyway, this DP sounds like a real zero. He reminds me of the kid who made my sandwich at the Subway the other day.  I said, “No mustard,” and this yutz, I think he was a Puerto Rican, starts putting mustard on there!  So I did what any sensible person would do, and I was like, “YOU DUMB F-CK!  Why don’t you go the F-CK back to SANDWICH SCHOOL, and learn how to be a F-CKING PROFESSIONAL!  Or better yet, CRAWL BACK in your mother’s JIZZ CRUSTED MANHOLE OF A C-NT, and ABORT YOURSELF!  YOU F-CKING AMATEUR!  If MY DOG was as UGLY AS YOU, I’D SHAVE HIS ASS and CUT HIS BELLY OPEN WITH AN AXE!  Do you know who I am?  I WILL HAVE YOUR FLESH RIPPED APART BY WILD PIGS!”

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