16 Feb - The 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' premiere

16th February, 2009.

Only one question worth asking for this one (and no need to answer) - Why would uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer show up to a chick-flick premiere, even if he did produce the thing? Who knows.... but thankfully it happened!

Confessions of a Shopaholic. To be honest, I'd have shown up for an even chance of a good photo of Australia's Own Isla Fisher. That didn't wholly eventuate, however I got very lucky with the inexplicable arrival of executive producer Jerry (FREAKING) Bruckheimer (!!) (Sorry for the spoiler. But you're already on this page...)

Confessions of a Shopaholic. To be honest, I'd have shown up for an even chance of a good photo of Australia's Own Isla Fisher. That didn't wholly eventuate, however I got very lucky with the inexplicable arrival of executive producer Jerry (FREAKING) Bruckheimer (!!) (Sorry for the spoiler. But you're already on this page...)

Prior to the premiere they had some models do an impromptu runway walk. Good practice for me, shooting between poles, police, security people and 'rival' cameramen.

Prior to the premiere they had some models do an impromptu runway walk. Good practice for me, shooting between poles, police, security people and 'rival' cameramen.

It's testament to how sub-optimal the conditions (aka "my photography") at this premiere were that I'm forced to include more preamble type shots. Still...movie-title themed shopping bad dress. That's something.

It's testament to how sub-optimal the conditions (aka "my photography") at this premiere were that I'm forced to include more preamble type shots. Still...movie-title themed shopping bad dress. That's something.

It's Isla Fisher! She actually proved very difficult to photograph, probably because the chavs I was with were insisting on pronouncing the silent 'S' in 'Isla', and were much more interested in some dubiously celeb-worthy people callled 'Beverley' and 'Duncan' neither of whom, incidentally were even IN THE FILM.

It's Isla Fisher! She actually proved very difficult to photograph, probably because the chavs I was with were insisting on pronouncing the silent 'S' in 'Isla', and were much more interested in some dubiously celeb-worthy people callled 'Beverley' and 'Duncan' neither of whom, incidentally were even IN THE FILM.

Uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer. His movie credits include producing Top Gun, Flashdance, Days of Thunder, Crimson Tide, Beverly Hills Cop, Bad Boys 1 and 2, Dangerous Minds, The Rock, Enemy of the State, Armageddon, Con Air, The Pirates of the Carribean trilogy, Pearl Harbor, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Coyote Ugly, Black Hawk Down.... and the question 'Yes, but what does a producer DO, though?" kind of pales to insignificance, because damnit mere attendance at all these is an accomplishment.

Uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer. His movie credits include producing Top Gun, Flashdance, Days of Thunder, Crimson Tide, Beverly Hills Cop, Bad Boys 1 and 2, Dangerous Minds, The Rock, Enemy of the State, Armageddon, Con Air, The Pirates of the Carribean trilogy, Pearl Harbor, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Coyote Ugly, Black Hawk Down.... and the question 'Yes, but what does a producer DO, though?" kind of pales to insignificance, because damnit mere attendance at all these is an accomplishment.

Oh, it's That Guy. Inexplicably, the crowd where I was standing were squealing when some singer called 'Beverley' and some dude called 'Duncan' got out of their respective cars, but I SWEAR to you the few who called out for Jerry (FREAKING) Bruckheimer were in two minds as to whether his name might be 'Terry' or 'Jerry'. Words fail me...

Oh, it's That Guy. Inexplicably, the crowd where I was standing were squealing when some singer called 'Beverley' and some dude called 'Duncan' got out of their respective cars, but I SWEAR to you the few who called out for Jerry (FREAKING) Bruckheimer were in two minds as to whether his name might be 'Terry' or 'Jerry'. Words fail me...

Jerry Bruckheimer has also produced CSI, CSI Miami, CSI NY, The Amazing Race, Without A Trace, and Cold Case. Would he executive produce my next Insight Analysis on *Top-Up and Get Summary* if I asked nicely enough? (probably... the guy appears to pretty much produce any and everything!)

Jerry Bruckheimer has also produced CSI, CSI Miami, CSI NY, The Amazing Race, Without A Trace, and Cold Case. Would he executive produce my next Insight Analysis on *Top-Up and Get Summary* if I asked nicely enough? (probably... the guy appears to pretty much produce any and everything!)

It's... it's... (checks wireimage.com) Oh. Hugh Dancy. Of course... (pssst... who is Hugh Dancy??)

It's... it's... (checks wireimage.com) Oh. Hugh Dancy. Of course... (pssst... who is Hugh Dancy??)

Reporter : "And the five dollars?" Isla Fisher : "The what?" Damnit... I'm never going to get those five dollars back. Not from Will Smith, not from Jason Bateman, and not from Isla Fischer. I probably should be asking Jerry Bruckheimer... he's surely worth a couple of hundred million.

Reporter : "And the five dollars?"
Isla Fisher : "The what?"

Damnit... I'm never going to get those five dollars back. Not from Will Smith, not from Jason Bateman, and not from Isla Fischer. I probably should be asking Jerry Bruckheimer... he's surely worth a couple of hundred million.

"I owe him six point four million dollars? Sounds plausible.. cut him a cheque". Hmmm... I'm wary of accepting cheques. I might hold out for a lesser amount in cash.

"I owe him six point four million dollars? Sounds plausible.. cut him a cheque". Hmmm... I'm wary of accepting cheques. I might hold out for a lesser amount in cash.

"Is the movie any good? Well... as long as you disregard the fact that I have a clear vested interest in being positive about it, then... yes, it's exceptional in fact."

"Is the movie any good? Well... as long as you disregard the fact that I have a clear vested interest in being positive about it, then... yes, it's exceptional in fact."

Yellow Cap Guy and Isla Fisher. Star-Crossed Lovers, or Star and Cap Lover? (See what I did there?) Only they know for sure, I guess.  

Yellow Cap Guy and Isla Fisher. Star-Crossed Lovers, or Star and Cap Lover? (See what I did there?) Only they know for sure, I guess.
 

So in all it was a strange premiere, but I can't complain.

Next week, apparently The Watchmen premiere is on, and that will no doubt be larger, louder, and require me to bring The Stool to have a chance of an even fight against the power of Yellow Cap Guy and ten thousand comic book (oh, I'm sorry *Graphic Novel*) fans 8).

Can't wait. Until next time!

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