Oh Mr Batman. You have lost the plot.
Original (because it’s funnier if you start with this one.):
Remixed (the payoff):
It sounds like the DP wandered across the background during a take, which would be the best I could say in Bale’s defence. It blows the take, and can pull an actor right out of the moment. The DP should have all the details squared away by the time the camera rolls. If, on the other hand, the DP were cruising the set during a rehearsal, then not only is the DP within his right, it’s his JOB to triple check the lighting and Bale should expect that sort of last minute quality proofing from a professional.
Bale, obviously, is way offside here. There’s no doubt in my mind this will affect his career. And I think that’s exactly as it should be. I don’t think the prima donna effect is acceptable behaviour. In a production the size of T4 there would be well over a hundred people on the team any given day, and everybody has to work together. The talent just happens to be the part of the team on the other side of the camera. Everybody has bad days, but we are expected to conduct ourselves professionally. And that’s it.