Sunday, April 24, 2011

Family Camp Part 2 - Fred Gimble

Are we making trouble? NO! Are we blowing bubbles? NO! Are we sizable dimples? NO! Are we a facial pimple? NO! We are Fred Gimble, stunt men extraordinaire! Hollywood knows us and we know Hollywood!

Perhaps you have seen us before without knowing it. Here are a few photos from some of our favorite scenes.

This one is my brother Fred, sitting in for Gene Kelly in one of the most iconic scenes in film history. Gene had a cold that day, so my brother friend had to be the one to get wet!

This one is from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. It was a tough shot for me. The glare was amazing, and I had to make sure I took that fake bullet just right with all those people in the background. That's actually my brother Fred in the burka stage left.

This is the stinky cheese scene from Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Fred's finger smelled for a month after this shot. When you get into this business, no one ever tells you this stuff. But it's not that glorious sometimes.

This is me, Fred, in the movie Princess Bride. You see Robin Wright's face right here? She's not even acting. We were just having a fight. I had stiffed her earlier with the bill from breakfast, and she was ticked. I said, listen Robin, you get paid like 10,000 times more than me, the least you can do is pay for my Grand Slam. You know what that comment got me? Pushed down a hill!

One of our favorite men in the business is George Lucas. The guy is a genius. Here is Fred on the set of Stars Wars, Episode II: the Attack of the Clones getting ready for one of the many fight scenes we have done over the years.

This is a rather painful shot for me to watch. Here I was after sliding down on my web. I got rope burns on my thighs, all the blood in my body has rushed to the top of my afro, and I'm about to finally get a kiss from Kirsten Dunst, and Tobey Maguire comes out from his pimped out trailer after his two hour long pre-shot massage and takes all the glory. I'll never forgive the guy. Never!

To give you a sense of how seriously my brother takes his job, he actually gave himself rabies to prepare for this scene.

In the movie, Woody hangs here for something like three seconds. But for those three seconds of film, I had to hold this position three hours!

Needless to say, it's not easy assuming all the risks and getting none of the notoriety.

But hey, that's show business.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Family Camp Part 1 - Hex Caliber

This is Abby, Deanne and Niles. We were at Family Camp last weekend. Abby and Deanne were campers. Niles and his brother Austin were air band rockers. When you put them together they became Hex Caliber. And they have one thing to say: "Let's Rock!"

The last three years they've won the WABC (Weaverville Air Band Championship), but try as they may they have failed to win the attention or the affection of the most beautiful and talented lady rockers in the universe - Foxy Loxy.

To make matters worse, their Big Mama keeps telling them to cut it out with their silly shenanigans.

Just when they thought they had come up with the song to win Foxy Loxy's hearts, Big Mama takes their instruments away!

Niles is at his wits end, but Austin helps him see the light.

Real instruments or not, the show must go on!

To Hex Caliber's surprise, Foxy Loxy loves them the way they are!

Lois and Austin share a kiss to last a lifetime. Roxy tells Austin he rocks.

Big Mama cries because she is so happy. All her life she has been trying to raise her boys to see the light, and they finally do!

Key the dance party, Andy Barnhill aka DJ Beardhouse!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Disney Part 3 - "His Eyes"

Does this count as a first kiss?

I think so!

Getting ready to go on Safari in the Animal Kingdom.

Look Daddy, there's a giraffe outside our room!

Call me Mr. T. (Tea Cup, that is).

Check out my fat ride.

It's a small world.

Daddy, can we build a house like the Swiss Family Robinson's in our backyard?

Sorry Cinderella, I'm taken. And these bacon and eggs rock!

Should I tell him that this is not actually Marlin and that those pebbles he is feeding him aren't actually fish food? Nah.

There's something about a kid in a onesie.

Hopefully the monorail is as fun as waiting for it.

I love how he still is holding his car.

I think the boy likes ribs.

Yes, the boy most definitely likes ribs.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Disney - Part 2 "Through Her Eyes"

That's how I wanted to see Disney this time. I had seen it as a child, seen it as an adult. I guess I could have seen it this time as a parent, and perhaps that's what I did. Because this time I wanted to see Disney through Anna Roses' eyes. Here's what I mean.


The Tea Cups

The Merry Go Round

It's a Small World After All

Thunder Mountain Railroad

The Princess Breakfast

Bambi's Butterfly Garden

The Monorail

Honey I Shrunk the Playground

Hoop Dee Do Revue

Good Night Sleep Tight