"Birds of Prey" | Anatomy of a Scene - New York Times

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"Hello, I'm Cathy Yan, the director of" Birds of Prey ". So we are near the end of the film. And that's the climax, the final fight scene between women and gangs that Roman Sionis, played by Ewan McGregor, sends to the funhouse, which is called the Booby Trap. Well, originally it wasn't a funhouse, actually. I believe it was originally a hotel. And they were supposed to make their way. But then when I got together with our amazing production designer, KK Barrett, and our DP, Matthew Libatique, we thought, wouldn't it be more interesting to convey a place that resembled the spirit of Harley Quinn on the 'acid? Our actresses do most of the stunts themselves. It was four to five months of brutal training. When we were in preparation, the actors practiced pretty much every day with our stunt team. " " Let's go! "Margot learned to roller skate for this movie because she ends up roller skating much of the movie." She learned to skate on a bank track for the derby scene. And then, of course, she's rollerblading here. And for now, she's only rollerblading. And she was so - she got so good that she was able to stop, which is actually the hardest thing to do, on a spinning carousel, which is infinitely more difficult than when you're not. on a rotating carousel. What was another big challenge that we only sort of achieved that day was that because the background was so different, for continuity, every time we started a take, we had to go. make sure we start and end at the same time. The carousel has therefore become a kind of clock. And we had a number for each hand. And then each hand had to be directly correlated with a point outside in the funhouse so that we could actually match the backgrounds. If we hadn't, it would have been a real nightmare. "[MUSIC GAME]" [SHOUT] Ah. Wait. "

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