One of my fondest memories was playing an extra in the movie, “War or the Worlds.” I played the role of a survivor, who among others was migrating to God knows where after the aliens invaded. Basically, the filming entailed us walking around in a field for two days, in which we pretty much froze. However, my efforts did garner me several seconds in the movie :). Of course you have to know where to look, but I can honestly point me out. Nevertheless, it was an exhilarating experience considering that I was able to rub elbows with the likes of Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, and Dakota Fanning.
The thing that I loved most about the entire experience was that there was no judgement, no “I’m better that you” attitude from these celebrities. In their eyes we were an integral part in the production of the movie, and it was obvious that sentiment meant a lot to us extras.
In comparison, there is a greater sense of gratitude in knowing that there are people such as yourself who visit this site with the intention of being involved in the production of a friendship with someone who is incarcerated. In a prisoner’s eyes, it is you who is truly distinguished and notable, and words cannot adequately express the gratitude that someone imprisoned has for your willingness to befriend them.
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