Have you ever seen something while watching a movie and thought, OMG. I NEED IT. And I'm not talking about Brad Pitt or anything like that. Just something that really stands out to you, something you are desperate to have in your possession? That could be the case regarding some obsessed Fault in Our Stars fans. The bench where Augustus and Hazel sit during a pivotal scene in Amsterdam? Is among the missing. And no one seems to know where it is!
Da fuq? How does a bench just up and go missing?
That green bench where Hazel, played by Shailene Woodley, and Augustus, played by Ansel Elgort, kissed on the Leidsdegracht has mysteriously vanished. Everyone from tourists to vandals to fans to angry locals to the city itself are currently suspects.
As a city spokesperson said, maybe now is the time to look for it popping up on eBay.
"It's a bit embarrassing, because we do keep good track of them, but it's gone all right," said city spokesman Stephan van der Hoek.
Apparently, however, the bench will be replaced in a few weeks, depending if the city has one in stock. So fans can go visit Amsterdam and replicate that really sad, touching scene as often as they'd like for themselves. (Wait ... have they not seen the movie? Would they really want to replicate that particular scene?)
He also surmises that the bench was taken away on purpose since there were no marks indicating there was any effort behind the move.
Here's more on the subject in case you really are that interested:
Well, this isn't the first time something like this has happened. Perhaps the bench can join the ranks with these other stolen props:
1. Spider-Man costumes from the first film ($50,000 a piece) disappeared from a locked building on the Sony Pictures lot. They were eventually recovered, thank goodness, crisis averted.
2. Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction 1964 Chevelle Malibu was found after being missing for 19 years.
3. One of the four pairs of ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz was stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, in 2005. They are still missing.
4. Two prop guns used by John Wayne and William Holden were stolen from a movie store.
5. The golden gun from the 1974 James Bond film, featuring Sir Roger Moore and Christopher Lee, was stolen from Elstree Studios.
What is wrong with people?
Let's hope the mystery surrounding the bench is solved and that people can sit their asses down where movie magic was once made! What kind of monster would deprive us of that??
What do you think happened to that damn bench?
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