It was thumbs up from Hollywood heavyweights Universal honcho Ron Meyer, Steven Spielberg, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, NBC chief Jeff Zucker, and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger during the reopening of Univesrsal Studios' backlot yesterday. The lot was destroyed by fire two years ago. Unveiled yesterday were sets recreating 13 blocks of city streets covering 15 shooting areas over four acres. "What you see around you is New York and anywhere else your imagination takes you," said Spielberg, who helped design the new lot. It was rebuilt at a cost of $200 million, the largest set construction in Hollywood history, according to Universal.
The Famous Indiana Jones Fly In Belloq's Mouth Scene. Did It Really Happen? I've always wondered if Paul Freeman unintentionally consumed a fly in this scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark ? It's the scene where Indiana Jones shouts down to Bellosh...I mean Belloq and threatens to blow up the ark. Did a fly go in his mouth? I remember watching this scene back in the early eighties and my ten year old mind thought he definitely had a snack while filming. I recall talking about 'flygate' in my school playground at the time and the general consensus with my friends was that Freeman definitely had a sneaky snack. Paul Freeman talks about the famous 'fly' scene in an interview with TheIndyExperience.com and settled 'flygate:' This is a bit of a dicey question so don’t get too upset. (Laughs) A movie’s always got bloopers in it, some have a lot, and some only have three or four. And the most remarkable blooper was right before the opening of th