Correct, I just thought some might enjoy seeing the actual BTS footage. What makes this all slightly more strange is that the director's commentary for the scene definitely perpetuates the myth. I wonder if Spike just thought the story was funny?
Well, back in Star Trek IV, the woman who says that she thought the nuclear "wessels" were in Alameda was supposed to be just an extra. They just thought the line was so hysterical that they filled out the paperwork for her. The same sort of approach would have worked here if the dude had been an extra.
I figured this couldn't be real. I cant imagine the shitstorm that would befall an extra who got drunk on set and pitched something at a featured actor... The 'commentary' said the extra got his SAG card and had his rate upped to $700.
That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works.
For such a tiny, and reasonably simple scene in the movie, its amazing how much effort goes into shooting it, as well as the amount of people behind the camera to help bring the whole scene together. Really makes you appreciate the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes.
I think there's a video diary thing they did for The Hobbit that showed the shocking amount of people involved in filming overhead shots of the cast walking through the grand sweeping vistas. It takes a set up of...something measured in football fields anyway. Since once you start getting the obvious people involved (satisfyreality lists a bunch below), you've then got to have people on set coordinating all these people and feeding them and it just starts ballooning up. It starts to make sense just how much a movie costs when you think about it like that.
Key people behind a camera:
1st assistant director
Director of photography
1st camera assistant
2nd camera assistant
There are a lot more people on a crew but on something like this they wouldn't need to be that close to the camera.