The Quick & the Dead FAQ
(answers to Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: How did you get to be an extra in The Quick & the Dead?
A: The short answer is that I was in the right place at the right time with the right look. If you're interested, here's the long story.
Q: How can I get to be an extra in the movies?
A: First, you need to be in an area in which films are made. Hollywood, obviously, would be the best place. I live in Tucson where many films have been made over the years. Then, you need to find out who does extras-casting in your area. Here's a link to a list of casting directors which might be helpful. Then, it's up to them to judge your "look" as to whether it's suitable for any of their projects.
Filmmakers will occasionally do their own "cattle calls", asking for potential extras to show up at a certain place and time. Check your local newspaper for these, and expect many people to attend. Again, it all depends on whether or not you have the "look" they are seeking.
Q: Where can I get a pair of sunglasses like the ones Sharon Stone wears in the movie?
A: According to the Internet Movie Database listing, under "Goofs", there is an "Armani logo on Ellen's sunglasses". I have looked closely at the DVD release, zooming in on the sunglasses, and I can not see a logo on them.
My guess (and it's only a guess) is that they were made up by the props department.
I was told on set, by people who are up on "period" stuff, that in those days (1878), the only people who wore sunglasses were the blind and those with syphilis. This made for a joke or two about Ellen/Sharon Stone. After all, we knew she wasn't blind!
Q: Can you give me information about Sharon Stone's wardrobe, the chaps, waistcoat, etc.?
A: I cannot answer wardrobe questions, as I was not involved in that department other than picking up my own wardrobe each day. I simply do not know the origins of any wardrobe pieces or props, or where one might be able to obtain similar pieces. Sorry.
My guess (and again, it's only a guess) is that it was custom-made by the wardrobe department.
Q: Where can I find a copy of the non-U.S. version of the film containing the Bordello Scene?
A: Click here.
Q: Why was the Bordello Scene cut from the U.S. release?
A: It was once reported on Extra (the TV newsmagazine show) that "...the director went against the studio's wishes and cut out the hottest scene. He felt it wasn't necessary in a western." That's the closest thing to an explanation I've ever seen.
If you have any questions not answered here, send an e-mail to: reb@TheQuickAndTheDead.net