My Parents In Spider-man 2
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If you’ve seen Spider-Man 2, you’ve seen my parents in a movie.
Way back in 2003, my parents were visiting New York and decided to walk around the Columbia University campus. While there, they called me to report they got to see a big movie being filmed, but weren’t sure what it was.
Fast-forward to 2004. I’m watching Spider-Man 2, and about 30 minutes in, the camera starts doing one of those circling-around-the-guy-on-the-phone shots you see over and over again in movies.
Then, just as it slows down, I notice something in the background…
My parents, very clearly watching the movie being made:
It’s blurry, but if you knew my dad and his suits, and my mom’s beige jacket, you’d recognize them in an instant. I have no idea how they managed to get so close – I can only imagine some poor PA was just off-screen desperately motioning for them to STOP STARING AT TOBEY MAGUIRE BEING ENCIRCLED BY A CAMERA. Then again, my parents probably would’ve ignored him anyway.
Though they were overlooked by the Academy, I wanted to make sure my parents’ major motion picture acting debut was properly documented for the ages.
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