The lovers, the dreamers, and Bruce.
June 30, 2010 12:53 PM   Subscribe

In 1978, "Bruce Wayne" (probably not his real name) worked as a set dresser on The Muppet Movie. Here are some photos he took on the set. (via Muppet Central)
posted by Faint of Butt (16 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
*presses fist into open hand*
posted by Atom Eyes at 1:11 PM on June 30, 2010

How interesting to see that the rainbow at the end of the movie was a practical effect and not composited in optically. And how sad that he took his shots with 110 film.
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot at 1:14 PM on June 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Also, it's funny how 'in' his 1978 style is right now.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 1:21 PM on June 30, 2010

Movin' right along.
posted by ColdChef at 1:28 PM on June 30, 2010

I love how I can always count on MetaFilter for a monthly Muppet fix. Just when the glow of the last post fades it's "Hey! More Muppets!"
posted by fishmasta at 1:37 PM on June 30, 2010 [2 favorites]

Honestly, even though I've seen this movie more times than I can count, I never realized the restaurant where Kermit and Piggy had their first date was so tree-themed. I love Rowlf's piano.
posted by cottoncandybeard at 1:53 PM on June 30, 2010 [1 favorite]

Thank you for this! May I squee? Too late to ask, I just did.
posted by gummi at 2:00 PM on June 30, 2010

wait...where did they find a REAL rainbow?
posted by sexyrobot at 2:10 PM on June 30, 2010 [1 favorite]

Little piles of cloth - you mean the Muppets weren't, you know, alive?
posted by Cranberry at 2:15 PM on June 30, 2010

Chinese jet pilot What in the ever lovin blue-eyed world is/was wrong with 110 film? That's what my Roleiflex shot, or am I misremembering ? Square negatives made a better frame, I always thought. RIP my Rolei.
posted by Hobgoblin at 2:48 PM on June 30, 2010

Hobgoblin, you're thinking of 120 film. 110 was those little drop-in cartridges.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 2:56 PM on June 30, 2010

Thanks, I suspected I shoulda kept quiet. Absolutely was 120.
posted by Hobgoblin at 3:03 PM on June 30, 2010

Now I have to whip out my dvd seasons of the muppets....
posted by Ereshkigal313 at 3:52 PM on June 30, 2010

Hmm, a distinct lack of black bags.
posted by rhizome at 6:51 PM on June 30, 2010

The photos with the rainbow give me the same magical feeling as I get when I watch the movie. Oh Muppets, you're too wonderful for anybody to ever realize you!
posted by epj at 7:26 PM on June 30, 2010

I always wanted a Pentax 110 SLR system... one of the nifty oddballs of the time. The issue is that the negative is tiny, and the film of the time fairly grainy, especially in consumer grade. On the other hand, that sort of works with these photos - they feel that they are of their time and place because they're 110-grainy.
posted by Slap*Happy at 7:53 PM on June 30, 2010

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