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From: unruh on 14 Dec 2009 13:06
On 2009-12-14, RodMcKay <NoJunkMail(a)No.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 07 Dec 2009 16:33:23 -0600, philo <philo(a)privacy.net> wrote:
>>> philo wrote:
>>>> Of course they did tell us that a lot of things...on film look better
>>>> if fake. Rocks in rock-slide scenes are made from painted foam rubber...
>>>> they said that real rocks look fake on film , Foam rubber rocks bounce
>>>> a lot more and look dramatic
>>> Their entitled to their opinion, I suppose. Perhaps it's because I've
>>> spent a lifetime hauling rocks off my fields and throwing them in piles,
>>> but I've always been able to tell when they use the foam rubber rocks -
>>> they bounce *too* much!
>>being Hollywood I'd expect fake rocks of course.
>>I do recall seeing rock slides in movies and wondering if they'd really
>>bounce than much...now I know that in real life...they would not.
>>That reminds me of something:
>>About 15 years ago I put in a rock garden behind my house...
>>An old farmer told me I could have a pile of rocks that was on his
>>land...and it took me several trips to get them all in my truck
>>and haul them away.
>>He told me that he gave them away once before to someone who put in a
>>rock garden...decided they did not want it...then hauled all the rocks
>>back. He told me that he did not want me to bring them back a few years
>>It was back-breaking work and I *assured* him...there was no way in hell
>>I was ever going to touch those rocks once I got them in place.
>>But damn...what was I thinking...I could have just used those foam
>>rubber rocks. It would have saved my back...and they would have looked
>>so very good <G>
And after several years outside, they would have looked suitably moss
covered and crumbly as the foam broke down.
><g> Hindsight is _always_ 20/20 ... ! :oD