I asked him if the extras were real Marines
and he smiled and said that it was a mitake he had made from
the beginning. He chose to use the English equivalent of the
National Guard under the assumption that they were enough military
so that he would not have to start from scratch when filming
the scenes. But he said that it backfired on him because they
performed drill so much different than United States Marines.
He had to un-teach them their ways and re-teach them the way
we, United States Marines, do things. He said it was twice as
much work than if he would have just taken raw actors and put
them through a mini-bootcamp. As it was, he really had to work
with these guys and you got a taste of what kind of "work"
he does. Suffice it to say they were not happy Brits during