Everyone online has been running to hear the 3 minute plus audio recording of Christian Bale ripping the director of photography on the set of the new Terminator movie. When I first heard it I thought it was weird how the sound, atmospheric noise and even his accent changes throughout the recording since this supposedly was done on the best quality movie audio systems. So I did a little digging and found out an article on a site called Hecklerspray that thought the same thing. They counted 13 different accents in the recording leading to the theory that the recording was a composite of a number of different conversations that was put out there to drum up interest in the release of this movie. You can’t help but wonder how a recording like this made it off the set without the blessing of someone and how the studio didn’t have it pulled from everywhere if they really wanted to.
It isn’t the first time something like this may have happened. About a year ago comedian Eddie Griffin crashed an extremely rare $1.5 million Ferrari Enzo into a concrete barrier during a charity event right in front of a mob of camera. All just days before his new movie that should have gone directly to video called Redline which was about car racing was about to come out. The video and press for the event went through the roof. No way to be sure if either is really true but it is a very interesting theory and tactic if it is real.