"And it wouldn't work," Blanchett recalled. "So I [took out] another tape recorder, and that wouldn't work. I thought maybe it was the socket, because I was staying in a really old house. But when she left, I plugged it into the same socket, and it worked!"
[Blanchett's first brush with filmmaking came while she was traveling in Egypt. In need of some quick cash and food, she worked as an extra on the set of an Arabic boxing film. (movieclub.com)]