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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Mel Gibson turns Richmond into the city of Lynchburg, Virginia USA.




Mel Gibson has turned Richmond, in Sydney’s north west, into the 1940's city of Lynchburg Virginia, for his latest film ‘Hacksaw Ridge’. As I have never been to a movie set before I thought this might be interesting. They had finished shooting in Richmond, and had moved on, but there was still a lot of cleaning up going on and enough props about to give me a feel as to what it takes to make a movie.



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Mulch in the foreground covered large areas.

Tree props.

All used to hide and cover bits of the town.

Signs

Props were in spare spots behind shops.

Props from Mel Gibson's new war film, ‘Hacksaw Ridge’.  Mel Gibson has turned
 Richmond, in Sydney’s north west, into the 1940s city of Lynchburg, Virginia.

False shop awning signs.


More old style signs.

Props were in spare spots behind shops.

Props were in spare spots on footpaths.

I waited all day but none came.

Roads were covered with gravel.

As were the footpaths.
Wartime posters around town.


Telegraph poles were disguised.



No, we weren't under attack.  A modern air force plane coming in to land at Richmond Air Base.

More old stype signs.

False shop awning signs.

Richmond street art.

Richmond street art.

Richmond street art.

Richmond street art.



The 'army training camp' he had set up in the Armoury at Newington (Homebush).


Part of a set being built for the new Mel Gibson war drama movie 'Hacksaw Ridge'.

Part of a set being built for the new Mel Gibson war drama movie 'Hacksaw Ridge'.





Camera:  Canon PowerShot SX60 HS



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