Alright let’s talk about Crazy Rich Asians. I just came across this title when I was deployed for special duty at work today. It’s being filmed in Singapore and I heard it’s being put into play from a Novel by Kevin Kwan. The film set was based in Singapore so I’m guessing the novel itself is based in Singapore. Just guessing I’m going to get this book and find out more.
I read a summarised version of what the novel is about and here’s a quote:
Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.
Well from what I’m reading it seems like it’s an interesting book which I might actually download a electronic version of it and I hope it’s going to be as great from the novel to a movie.
Behind the scenes:
I miss being part of a film set/crew used to take part for Crime Watch and having to see the extra’s, crews, backgrounds and ground support doing so many takes is interesting yet frustrating. Hahaha they had to keep doing the same thing take after take or action after action. What surprised me was my friends are actually part of the extra’s. Haven’t met most of them for quite awhile and it’s nice to see familiar faces.
It’s the first time they saw me working as a Police Officer directing people to not enter the closed area or addressing people who refuse to listen to simple instructions that there’s a filming in progress and still walk in the zone and distrupt the set/film. My friend’s goes “wow!” seeing me being firm and strict. I just told them it’s my duty to keep this area cleared from members of public until the whole take was done. Well it took 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete one scene and another 4 hours to complete another scene. They did so many reshoot and from my counting it was about 18 takes in total for both scene which is insane. (No wonder filmmaking is expensive.)
When the whole set was done we were treated with Chendol a local dessert which is my favourite and rested for an hour and got back to our daily work/routine which is providing security and safety within Changi Airport. It was a pretty interesting day yet again and I hope it continues to be interesting and fun. With that I shall end my post here. Thank you everyone for reading till I write something again for you guys to read. Goodnight everyone. My sincere apology for a short update.