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6.) The Fog

There’s a shot where Darius and Nina are running around the Buckingham Fountain in heavy fog. The fog just adds another layer of privacy and enchantment to Darius and Nina’s romantic evening/early morning walk. Though audiences came to love the fog scene, declaring it beautiful, Witcher was not happy with it. In March, when the movie celebrated its 15 year anniversary, Witcher told The Root that the fog in the scene irked him:

The Buckingham Fountain scene bothers me to this day. When we got there to shoot, it was fogged in. You couldn’t see five feet in front of you. Then we rescheduled it and it was foggy again, and the studio wouldn’t give me any more money to reshoot.

It’s not how I wanted it to look. I guess people like it because it has an ethereal glow — the fog and the fountain are backlit — but I hate it, and that’s the thing that people like the most. Go figure.

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