Swiftly we prepared to do the scenes with Darren and Magessan together. I burst into the room in dramatic fashion while Erna was practising with the two guys. Darren was in the midst of doing a fake but shrill-sounding laugh.
"All right, as you may know already, this scene is simple, our poor James Bond will find himself being tickle tortured by the sadistic Dr Bhol Le." I explained. "And James Bond will laugh within the inch of his life."
I paused and held up the two feathers Erna bought for me.
"But you don't have to worry about that. You're really going to get tickled."
"He's not ticklish." Magessan said. Darren nodded.
"WHAT? How could this be?" I exclaimed, the two feathers in my hand went limp immediately.
"But I can fake it!" Darren said.
After spending most of the 23 years of my life being so ticklish, I was thrown off by the idea of someone not being ticklish...
My article for the March 2008 issue of PC.com Magazine, THE NOKIA N95 FILMMAKING ADVENTURES is out and it chronicles how I made FROM BHOL LE WITH LOVE, the intro video of this January's PC.com Awards Night.
From Bhol Le With Love
PC.com Magazine is available at bookshops near you. (Malaysia only) Go buy it!
The article was posted on this blog in three separate parts a few months ago. You can check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.