Members of the Marvel security team on the set spoke of ‘‘bloggers’’ the way Dick Cheney once invoked a ‘‘global terror network’’ — in order to suggest a cabalistic threat, to make a rhetorical point about risk, to justify seemingly irrational behavior, or all three. There was a reminder next to the women’s bathroom, among other places, not to snap photos on set. There were designated garbage bins for sensitive documents. When a distracted crew member dropped a call sheet, it took one second for three other crew members to dive for that sheet and press it back upon its owner. Because who knows what could happen? A barn owl could swoop down, snatch the paper, eat it, fly directly over a Marvel superfan’s house and regurgitate the call sheet in a scrutable format onto that fan’s flagstone patio. Stuff could go viral.
Molly Young, “Mr. Congeniality”, The New York Times Magazine (12 July 2015), 33.