Sunday, May 8, 2011

Peter Parker textbook mystery solved

Didn't need Encyclopedia Brown for this one. I just noticed this afternoon that you can spy the spine of the book Peter Parker is reading on the roof when Uncle Ben interrupts him in one of my photos. I put my brilliant deductive team, Jane and El Fano, on the case and they soon determined it's name, Splice Of Life! This does not seem to be a real textbook, so when it shows up on ebay next year, you know it's a real prop. I thought maybe Andrew Garfield was sketching out his Spidey suit atop the roof, like Tobey did before him, but either this is a brilliant bit of foreshadowing or our super smart student is researching his new changes.
Also I snapped a pic of a crew member sporting this shirt. I orginally thought it might have some other clue to the plot of The Amazing Spider-Man, but it appears to be a vintage cover. Can any comic book afficianados confirm?

Caught in the web

So now that the Rangers have gone on summer break (and the Caps too, so suddenly!) I've had a little time to devote to The Amazing Spider-Man, whose cast and crew have set up shop this past week in my backyard. Still with a big production like this you never know what situation you're walking into when you arrive at the reported location. Imagine my delight yesterday when I rounded a corner in search of the shoot to find one Peter Parker perched atop a Park Slope roof. Now it's no secret I have a bit more of a tendre for PP than Spidey himself (ever since raindrops kept falling on Tobey's head), so the bespectacled Andrew Garfield set my heart aflutter.

I think this must be the exterior of Uncle Ben and Aunt May's house because the first scene had PP addressing Martin Sheen down below. Reminds me of My So Called Life. If only AG was sporting Krakow hair! Mr. Garfield was a delight, as always. More than I can say for his handler, who neglected to pass along a small token despite a fervent promise to do so. Suck it, Lou Reed wannabe.

Still I'm jonzing for every bit of Spidey I can get, and it's well more than a year until this thing hits theatres.

xo Dollo

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