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the stunt fruit & vegetable stall rental company

a company that makes stunt fruit & vegetable stalls to rent out to film-makers - knock it over as many times as you like – no worries, no mess.
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it might look like magic but in fact it’s just an ordinary wooden fruit and vegetable stall complete with loads of fruit and vegetables.
each piece of fruit and veg is meticulously attached by transparent thread to the back of the stall and so in the event of a collision with a passing parkour runner, a barrow load of rabid monkeys or an escaping villain in a Mini-Cooper or Aston Martin or whatever – all the fruit and vegetables are spilled out onto the street in an authentic manner only to be re-set in their original places by a quick yank on the bunched up threads behind the stall.

take after take after re-take by the film director can be made without a constant need to replenish the stall with fresh fruit and veg.

‘Eastenders’ actors could have as many drunken punch-ups in the market as the storyline dictates.

“mind me stall for 5 minutes…”

po, Aug 08 2007

"Fruit cart !" http://academic.sun...sary/ebert_glos.htm
[normzone, Aug 08 2007]

heres a small one http://www.raiderso...streetsofcairo.html
[jhomrighaus, Aug 08 2007]

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       "Fruit cart !"
normzone, Aug 08 2007
  

       ..... and if the threads get tangled up, even more fun watching the wayward items spinning around in mid air as they get re-wound. (+)
xenzag, Aug 08 2007
  

       "Cut !"   

       "OK, everybody, take ten, we've got to untangle the cart"
normzone, Aug 08 2007
  

       i could get dizzy watching them apples! i'd like a stunt fruit and vegetable stall mobile to hang in my room.
k_sra, Aug 08 2007
  

       who stole my cherry?
po, Aug 08 2007
  

       Both Ingmar Bergman and Antonioni passed away before reading this. Some things are so sad.
django, Aug 08 2007
  

       //who stole my cherry?//   

       That would be me. You really don't remember?
noncompliance, Aug 08 2007
  

       Doesn't say much for your technique   

       ;-)
normzone, Aug 08 2007
  

       Does this orange taste stringy to you? +
xandram, Aug 09 2007
  

       Bring tennis racquets and have a game of swingfruit.
skinflaps, Aug 09 2007
  

       The same principle of elasticated restraints to return things to their pre-stunt positions could also be applied to the piles of empty cardboard boxes which it is mandatory for Hollywood car chases to drive through.
hippo, Aug 09 2007
  

       Pulling strings is a well-practiced skill in Hollywood, from what I've heard, so bun it.
globaltourniquet, Aug 09 2007
  

       where's thumbwax when you need him?
po, Aug 09 2007
  

       you're quite right [hippo] I'm thinking vegetable stalls are just a beginning.
po, Aug 09 2007
  

       How about electromagnets? Each layer works separately with RFID and a small battery. A powerful magnetic "broom" swoops them back. Once in place power them off.   

       Anyway the 2007 image link in Cairo gives a 404 in Chinese.
pashute, May 15 2011
  
      
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