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Six Days Seven Nights


'Primal Fear': Shooting in the same location as 'The Fugitive'
Michael Chapman Film-maker
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Primal Fear was again in Chicago. That was... it was supposed to be Chicago and... I mean, we did all the studio stuff here, but we did go back to Chicago. And, you know, we shot in some of the same places, and I found take marks on the ground where I'd had... I swear to God. There's a sequence in both movies and there's a kind of underground underpass in the middle of downtown Chicago, underneath some big buildings. I'm not native Chicago – I can't remember what it's called... what the name of the place is, but it's a very well known place. And in both movies, we shot a sequence where there's some sort of meeting there, and so I was putting lights on, and I looked and there's some old dirty tape, because I put a ten K there, from the movie before, you know, which was five or six years before and it was still there. Other than that... Primal Fear with Richard Gere. Primal Fear with Richard Gere. Oh, it had a... it had Laura Linney in it – a very good actress that I met there and... and grew to like and admire very much. There's some nice lighting that I remember: bits and pieces here and there; lighting her face and his face. But, you know, I think it was very well done and it made money, and it was a good... again, a good straightforward, you know, crime movie. And not anything that is earth-shattering or new that I can think of.

Michael Chapman (1935-2020), an American cinematographer, had a huge influence on contemporary film-making, working on an impressive array of classic films including 'Taxi Driver', 'Raging Bull', 'The Lost Boys' and 'The Fugitive'.

Listeners: Glen Ade Brown

British Director of Photography and Camera Operator Glen Ade Brown settled in Los Angeles 10 years ago.

He has been working on features, commercials and reality TV. He played an instrumental role in the award-winning ABC Family series "Switched" and is also a recipient of the Telly and the Cine Golden Eagle awards for Best Cinematography. He was recently signed by the Judy Marks Agency and is now listed in her commercial roster.

Tags: Chicago, Primal Fear, Richard Gere, Laura Linney

Duration: 1 minute, 26 seconds

Date story recorded: May 2004

Date story went live: 29 September 2010