Saturday, June 09, 2007

Read up on 'Ruffian'

Times sports writer Roy Lang III has a good piece today on "Ruffian."

Click here to read.

I spent an afternoon at LaDowns watching the filming of "Ruffian." Lots of extras and a big crew. What was most curious to me about the making of Ruffian was how many real jockeys they used (all of them, I would assume). They seemed bored by the process, frankly -- it took three hours to shoot a scene of trainer Frank Whiteley (Sam Shepard) simply walking up the stands and sitting down -- but I'm sure things got a bit more exciting than that.

If you watch the movie tonight or if you have any exciting bits to share, let me know.

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