Ten years ago today we shot the Queen scene fight which around revolved some quite complicated Steadicam shots operated by Paul Edwards. We had choreographed the scene with both a stunt co-ordinator, Jeff Hewitt Davis and a dance choreography Litza Bixler. We had it completely worked out beat for beat to ‘Don’t Stop Me Now.’
Steve Emerson who plays John the barman is a veteran stuntman with hundreds of credits. One that I only found out about after the fact was that he had already performed a head-into-the-jukebox stunt, in the 1975 John Wayne film ‘Brannigan’. In that movie the Duke himself threw him into a jukebox.
I think we had champagne for our 500th slate. On ‘Hot Fuzz’ we tried to have champagne on every 100 slates, but the idea was quickly abandoned when we shot 1200 slates during the shoot.