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Filming on the Pyramids...

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Perceptor at 2009-06-18 8:19 am has posted some really fantastic quotes about the filming of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, including this gem:

Outside of the US, the movie was shot in Paris, Jordan, and Cairo. "I take you to places that have never been shot in a movie. The top of Petra has never been put on film, period. King Abdullah II let us take 36 helicopter loads of military men up there. We were able to use a crane, so we take the viewer on aerial shots of the pyramid that even National Geographic never got permission to do," he says. "They've all tried," he says again, making his point. "When John Turturro was filming on the pyramid, he had a tear in his eye. I said, 'Why are you crying? What's going on?' He said, 'You just don't get to do this in movies. You don't get to shoot in a place that's 4000 years old."' So, how was the big shot from Hollywood able to convince Middle Eastern royalty to let him have his way? "Because I'm a smooth talker," he jokes. "No, seriously, the Prince and the King of Jordan were big fans of Transformers. That helped."

Sabrblade said,  - 2009-06-18 09:15:11
I wonder if Simmons cries at all in the film. :P
Slashwing said,  - 2009-06-18 09:30:32
...Wow, looks like there are fans everywhere in the world," living among people who like sports an other franchises, hiding in plain sight, we are here, we are waiting" =P
Perceptor said,  - 2009-06-18 11:04:25
Where once I saw Jon Turturro as the sniveling idiot character of the first film, I have a new found respect for the actor after reading this quote. I will try to not let the irritating CRIMINALS ARE HOT!!!! nuances of his character bother me. :)
Human Error said,  - 2009-06-18 14:24:36
Hey it could have been worse P-cept, that part almost went to Steve Bushemi.
jas said,  - 2009-06-18 15:45:20
wow, Transfans help make th emovie in rare places. thast funny right there
Jumpercliff said,  - 2009-06-18 18:54:21
I wonder if they'll do a shoot in Tokyo for the third movie, we might get a Godzilla reference.
Anonymus Prime said,  - 2009-06-19 04:37:44
Speaking of Michael Bay...
Has anyone else noticed this article ( on According to this article, Michael Bay will not be directing the next Transformers movie. It seems he is tired of transformers.
Perceptor said,  - 2009-06-19 23:05:51
Anonymous Prime, in an audio interview now on Michael, Bay said, that article is flat wrong. MB is not tired of Transformers. He just needs a break. But will be back for TF3
budgrimlock said,  - 2009-06-20 23:34:00
it was me I helped
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