Movies: Dear Diary: Action!

Ever wanted to know what it's like on a movie set? Directors are revealing all in online journals

Bryan Singer, director of the X-Men movies and the upcoming Superman Returns, is strolling through the rolling cornfields around what will soon be Clark Kent's childhood home. The corn is 12 weeks old, he says proudly, and was grown especially for the movie. "This entire house was constructed on a soundstage," Singer explains, "and then disassembled, rebuilt here in Tamworth [Australia] and then redressed." Not only are we not in Kansas anymore, but apparently we were never there in the first place.

This isn't news to anybody, or it shouldn't be, but it's still not the kind of information we're used...

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