July 7, 2009

TWD- A Little Hollywood Glamour

The first time my mom visited me on set she said, "Why is everyone standing around?" I laughed. Nothing defines a film set more than the phrase, "Hurry up and wait." When I tell people I work on tv shows and movies for a living they always say how exciting that must be. People outside the industry have no idea how long it takes to make their favorite shows because they get so caught up in the stories and the excitement of celebrity- and thank goodness for that! If they only knew that the act of making a movie is more often about remembering to order equipment, whether or not an actor wants avocado on their burrito, and standing on a street corner at 3am trying to keep background artists awake enough to cross through the shot without looking like zombies, well they might just turn the tv off and we'd all be out of a job!
Don't get me wrong, there are times when it does feel glamourous. When the light is just right, and everything comes together, even I get caught up in the fantasy. I wish I could have been around in Katherine Hepburn's heyday- when camera men wore ties and smoking was still cool. But thanks to Dorie, at least I have her brownies.
Unlike tv shows, Tribute to Katherine Hepburn brownies don't take a lot of time or money to make. They are simple. All the ingredients stirred together in one saucepan to creat a rich, chocolaty batter that I could not stop eating (raw eggs be damned!). Pour into a pan and 30 minutes later you have the richest, chocolatiest (?), fudgiest brownies ever. Do not attempt these without milk.
These babies are ready for their close up. And I didn't even have to get them coffee!

9 comments:

Teanna DiMicco said...

Hahaha I know that feeling. I used to be an actor (not in anything huge, just some independent things and theatre) and filming would be the most tedious thing ever! People would be so in awe when I would tell them I had to film they would say "Ohhh that is awesome!" but they didn't realize that, if I was there for 10 hours, I probably filmed for about 1 or 2 of those hours! haha! But there is nothing like the butterflies that would go through my stomach as the film started rolling and slate closing in front of my face before we started to shoot!

Gorgeous brownies. Great post :)

Clivia said...

The simple food is often the best. Lovely photos!

pinkstripes said...

Who doesn't want avocado in their burrito :P ? It's unnatural.

These brownies were delicious. I loved them.

Kim said...

Milk is definitely a requirement with these brownies. Look great.

FoodTravelDiva said...

Mmm those brownies look like they have a nice texture, chocolatey and gooey with a slight crust! Good job. If you don't mind I'd love to direct Foodista readers to your add your choice of widget to this post and you're all set!

Pamela said...

That was a truly glamorous time, or so it seemed to me. Nice job on the brownies. And I agree that milk is a necessity with this one.

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Wouldn't mind killing a few hours with Cary Grant... I'm a sucker for "The Philadelphia Story."

TeaLady said...

THOSE look soooo good. Moist and dense and chocolately. Perfect.

Jacque said...

Yea, I bet that does get tedious at times... I would guess that so many factors have to be right all at the same time. Thanks to all you hard-working movie people, from me, a movie goer, by the way :)

Anyway, your brownies look fantastic!