BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - A Hollywood film project location manager told Bartlesville city councilors two weeks ago that film crews at some point would be filming in downtown Bartlesville.
Thursday afternoon, spectators were gathered near the corner of 6th Street and Johnstone Avenue in downtown Bartlesville as crews six stories up in the 66 Federal Credit Union parking garage were filming for what is known as Terrence Malick's “untitled” movie.
Various equipment trucks and trailers related to the filming activities were parked at the nearby curbsides.
A number of ConocoPhillips employees, having heard about the filming activity, decided leave their downtown offices to take their lunch break on the corner opposite the parking garage.
“I think it's cool they are doing something here in Bartlesville, I really do,” one of those standing at the corner, Bartlesville resident Arianne Travis, 43, told BartlesvilleLIVE as she looked at the 66 Federal Credit Union building.
She said she has heard of the film crews popping up in locations all over town but said this was the first time she has seen them.
Travis said she is eager to see the results of the project.
“I can't wait until it comes out so we can see it.”
Kevin Parrish, 29, also on the corner, said he received a message at work about the filming and decided to check it out during his lunch.
“Unfortunately, it doesn't look like there is much going on,” he said, adding that little is known about the movie, its title or its story line.
Reportedly, crews have also filmed at Central Middle School, Bartlesville High School's Custer Stadium and in various residential areas throughout Bartlesville.
According to The Internet Movie Database, the Terrence Malick-directed film stars Rachel McAdams, Javier Bardem and Rachel Weisz.
Copyright 2010 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Three members of a Michigan city council have abstained from voting on a measure that would have prevented them from abstaining on future votes.