The first trailer for the movie "Gone Girl" premiered this evening. Of course, since I was a background artist playing a still photographer in the movie, I first wanted to see if I made the cut in the one minute and thirty-seven second clip.
I did, twice, at :60 (that's me standing with my back to the street in the doorway of the bar) and at :86 when "the media" is pursuing Ben Affleck's character Nick after he abruptly leaves a candlelight vigil for his missing wife. I'm wearing the vest on the left side of the screen.
The second thing I wanted to know was how much of the footage that appears in the trailer was shot here in Cape or the surrounding area. Based on my experiences and talking with other locals who appeared in the movie plus a little bit of educated analysis (guessing), I've deconstructed the clip, scene by scene and have calculated that almost a third of the trailer shows scenes shot locally.
I counted a total of 44 different scenes / transitions, and am fairly certain that 18 of them were created locally. If you know of others, let me know. At least 38 seconds of the trailer were shot locally. The rundown is below.
:00 to :04 (4 sec.) -- MPAA Warning
:05 to :06 (2 sec.) -- black screen
:07 to :10 (4 sec.) -- Candlelight vigil wide-shot - Cape Courthouse Park
:11 to :13 (3 sec.) -- Candlelight vigil pavilion medium-shot - Cape Courthouse Park
:14 to :15 (2 sec.) -- Amy (Rosamund Pike) closeup
:16 to :17 (2 sec.) -- Shot of billboard -- believe this was shot locally
:18 to :20 (3 sec.) -- Scene with Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy. Appears to be a New York scene.
:21 to :22 (2 sec.) -- Nick inside his house in North Carthage. Shot local? Hard to tell, but believe not.
:23 to :24 (2 sec.) -- Nick and Amy kissing at their house in North Carthage. Shot locally? Hard to tell. Doubt it.
:25 to :28 (3 sec.) -- Cut back to Nick inside his house in North Carthage. Local? Can"t say.
:29 to :32 (4 sec.) -- Amy taking a bath in the North Carthage house with Nick looking in. Likely shot on soundstage.
:33 to :34 (1.5 sec.) -- Field being searched. Shot locally. I think this was west of Walmart.
:34 to :35 (1.5 sec.) -- Search being done in the evening with Nick looking on. Believe shot locally around Drury Lodge.
:36 to :38 (3 sec.) -- Inside an abandoned mall. Pretty sure not shot locally.
:39 to :40 (2 sec.) -- Outside shot of female cop drinking coffee at night. Think this was shot locally.
:41 to :47 (7 sec.) -- Interior scenes between Nick and Amy at the house in North Carthage. Most likely shot in California sound stage.
:48 to 50 (3 sec.) -- Initial press conference after Amy has gone missing. I'm 98% certain this was not filmed in Cape.
:51 to :52 (1 sec.) -- Interior of a police station. Not for sure, but guessing this was not shot locally.
:52 to :53 (1 sec.) -- Exterior shot of a trash truck. Likely shot locally.
:53 to :54 (1 sec.) -- Nick closing a window shade at his house. Not known where this was shot.
:54 to :56 (2.5 sec.) -- Nick with police at his house in North Carthage. Likely shot on sound-stage.
:56 to :57 (1.5 sec.) -- Nick and the media circus outside his house in North Carthage late at night. Shot locally.
:58 to :60 (3 sec.) -- Nick driving by his suddenly popular bar. Shot locally.
:61 to :63 (2.5 sec.) -- Scene at an airport. Probably not shot locally.
:63 to :65 (2.5 sec.) -- Nick being interviewed for a news show. Probably not shot locally.
:66 to :67 (1.5 sec.) -- Interior scene at police station. Probably not shot locally.
:67 to :68 (1.5 sec.) -- Nick's sister at the candlelight village. Shot locally.
:69 to :69 (0.5 sec.) -- Close up of a clue. Not known.
:69 to :70 (1 sec.) -- Police officer at Nick's college office. Probably not shot locally.
:70 to :72 (2.5 sec.) -- Nick, his sister and lawyer. Shot locally. You can see the bridge in the background.
:72 to :73 (1 sec.) -- Nick sneaking out of his house in North Carthage at night. Shot locally.
:73 to :74 (1 sec.) -- Nick's sister entering his house and showing the media circus that has surrounded it a sign of affection. Shot locally.
:74 to :75 (1 sec.) -- The media surrounding Nick's house. Local.
:75 to :77 (2 sec.) -- Nick after he just slipped out of his house. Local.
:77 to :80 (3 sec.) -- Nick and Amy kissing inside what looks like a restaurant. Probably not local.
:80 to :82 (2 sec.) -- Interior of a basement. Shooting location unknown.
:82 to :83 (1 sec.) -- Police station. Probably not local.
:83 to :83 (0.5 sec.) -- Exterior night shot of police cars. My bet is local.
:83 to :84 (1 sec.) -- Nick's house. Wager a soundstage.
:84 to :88 (4.5 sec.) -- Nick abruptly leaving the candlelight vigil for his wife. Definitely local.
:89 to :91 (2 sec.) -- Footage of a what looks like Amy's body in water. Safe to say, not here.
:91 to :92 (1.5 sec.) -- Fade to black.
:92 to :96 (4.5 sec.) -- Fade up to movie title and an early morning view of the river. Local.
:96 to :97 (1 sec.) -- Cut to black.