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The April 2005 guestbook has 1301 entries.



Pam 
4/30/05 at 10:37 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
just a head ups for everyone--tonight on ABC on TV they were showing HP and the sorcerers stone. Next Saturday night at 8 along with the showing of HP and the chamber of secrets (with 10 minutes of added scenes they said) there will be a sneek peak of HP and the Goblet of Fire..
wanted to let you all know before I went to bed. I have been suffering all day with a nasty cold/cough/stomach bug thingy-yuck-hope a good sleep helps get rid of some of it..Pam
Elaine 
4/30/05 at 07:04 PM

What is your location? just off to bed

Comments:

Just watched "Finding Neverland". Lovely film, with plenty of tissues required! Crying Into TissueI've been inspired to search the net to find out how accurate a portrayal it was. There are also a couple of links in it to AABA - and you'll get them as soon as you see, or hear them. Johnny Depp is nowhere near to AR in my estimation but I do have a soft spot for him and he can really do accents. I enjoyed his performance in this and I can also see why that lad Freddie won that award (was it Emmy or Empire?) Ah well, off to bed - have to be up early!






sue 
4/30/05 at 07:03 PM

Comments:

Dee, that is (and you are) lovely

Martha stonewalls are beautiful but have a habit of throwing themselves in front of cars!!


martha 
4/30/05 at 03:53 PM

What is your location? north of here

Comments:

Oooh, I bet soupdupcosmogrl was beside herself about that!

AFNH - I think we missed you.  From York, we went to Scarborough, up to Whitby, down to Pickering, over to Thrisk, then through the Dales Park to Kendal, up through Bowness to Cockermouth, over to Carlisle then up to Edinburgh.  Not exactly the direct route - or the widest, but well worth the time and tension.  I really loved the Yorkshire Dales, but being New England born and raised, I have a thing for stone walls.


Dee 
4/30/05 at 03:46 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:
Vicki -- I wouldn't mind seeing AR in another of my favorite Renoir's, Moulin de Gallette. Maybe AR could be the man on the left dancing (feel free to insert a picture of yourself as his dance partner, Dee!)
 
Here's your wallpaper, Vicki! Hope you like it! Everyone is welcome to use and enjoy. It's in Claudia's Photobucket. BTW -- I took your invitation to "insert" myself seriously. That's me clinging happily to my gorgeous dance partner! Swooooooon...
 
I am such a graphic arts geek - I love playing with these "famous painting" wallpaper challenges! It tickles my artist gene while letting me indulge in my wild AR fantasies! If anyone has one, please just ask!
 


Claudia 
4/30/05 at 03:01 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  Yes, Sue!  A new piccie! Thanks for posting! 

 

MacDonald's????  I wonder if he had a Big Mac for lunch. 


Elaine 
4/30/05 at 03:00 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

That must have been a shock! Fancy opening your local rag to find the object of your fantasy and obsession strolling across the page! Must say, he looks rather svelte there, or is teh pudge somewhat disguised!

 

Just met up with Laurie in Glastonbury. I took her to Wells because she had been up and down G'bry highstreet but not been out of the town. She goes back home tomorrow but packed an awful lot in, especially to her few days in London. We want to see more of you over here! And we want to go over there! When do you think that "apparating" will be available to Muggles?

 

Kathy, my son's favourite "reading to" book was one about a JCB digger! And Fireman Sam!


sue 
4/30/05 at 01:20 PM

Comments:

Just found this posted on lj by "soupdupcosmogrl" (such catchy names we have From her local paper apparently and she had no idea he was there!!

 


kathy 
4/30/05 at 11:10 AM

What is your location? Actually,finally out of bed...............

Comments:

Elaine,the "hippo-bird-dog" brought back fond memories.  That's by Sandra Boynton who writes children's books.  You know the thick cardboard books that you read to toddlers?  They are very funny, I think the kids miss the real humor, but I used to read them to my boys and they loved them.  We spent many hours in the "rock-rock" chair reading her books.

 

 


Lucy 
4/30/05 at 10:46 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Elaine, DeForest Kelley came from Atlanta back before the place became large or international.  And yup, that's his accent all right!  "D****t, Jim, I'm a Georgian, not a-" Oh, never mind.

 

So now Mr. Rickman is in Toronto?  I love that city!


AFNH 
4/30/05 at 10:33 AM

Comments:
Ooohhh - would love a job as an Ass. Director myself! Thanks for posting, that Martha. BTW, if you travelled up from York to Edinburgh (via the A1?), you would have passed very close to my neck of the woods (16 miles north of Newcastle) - wish I'd known, I would have had the kettle on!
Julie - tell you daughter to count me in as a fan of David Thewlis too.
Michelle 
4/30/05 at 08:25 AM

What is your location? England

Comments:

Sabine- Simultaneous blonde moment thousands of miles apart! I just love the thought that a vision of ARs lovely ass drifted before so many eyes for a few seconds before realisation dawned.! Oh well, back to dreaming.


Elaine 
4/30/05 at 07:57 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

I'm relieved. I missed that post and I went back to check and mine was the only one I thought that you might take offence at. But never mind, we got to share a "military" moment *sigh* (I have to say, military men like him are no longer around. I know, I've searched! People Watching)

 

Lucy. love the Southern drawl - I can hear it as you write. Something about that. Must be the crush I had on Dr McCoy in Star Trek MANY moons ago. (And Deforest Kelley died some time ago too. Am I that old?)

 

Nice report from Wawa but I don't think I could take my kids out of school to travel 10 hours just to try and catch a glimpse of the man. He's got that kind of "pull" though. I agree with Claudia, Dee. Save your trip for the premiere. At least you know you will see him then.





Lucy 
4/30/05 at 07:21 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

'Course, down here in th' 'merican South we wouldn't need no bird on th' "Hippo Bird Dawg" card, jus' th' hippo an' a huntin' dawg, 'cuz huntin' dawgs 'r called "bird dawgs."  Ain't tha' righ', Claudia?

 

At any rate,

 

Happy Birthday, Meim!


Claudia 
4/30/05 at 06:45 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

No No No Elaine!  The unfriendly post was removed. 

 

I'm afraid one would be very hard pressed to find an unfriendly iota about you, my dear!   

 

 


Sue 
4/30/05 at 06:07 AM

What is your location? And yes you can have him back in August(what's left of him

Comments:

Elaine! It was nothing to do with you!!

I've seen that hippo bird dog card lots of time and got the joke

Comments were aimed at a more "ambiguous" greeting that Claudia removed and you may not have seen.

Mind you I am always happy to take the Colonel under my wing at any time as you well know form other places!!!


Sabine 
4/30/05 at 05:56 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Elaine: I thought your "hippo-bird-dog" wish was quite funny. 

 

Thanks for the fan report, martha!

 

Claudia: when I read "The Ass. Director", I didn't get past "The Ass.", so at first I thought the person who wrote the report was talking about AR's behind... 


Daydreamer 
4/30/05 at 05:56 AM

Comments:
martha:
Thank you for posting that story about close encounter with AR. It is great!
Elaine 
4/30/05 at 04:54 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Sue, I'm just a little worried that people think I was being horrible when I wished you "hippo-bird-dog" for your birthday. I'm afraid it's my twisted sense of humour. It comes from a birthday card I once saw in a shop (you know, you stand there browsing and laughing like an idiot at some of them!) There was a picture of a hippo, then a bird, then a - you guessed it - dog. Meant to represent "Happy Birthday". Well it probably looked funnier on the card! So sorry if I caused you, or anyone else here, any grief! Have a Colonel as a belated pressie:


sue 
4/30/05 at 04:47 AM

What is your location? Slighlymuzzyheadedafteronetoomanywhitebdaywines

Comments:

to Miem.

Hope you have a good one


RickiNicki 
4/30/05 at 04:26 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

 Miem, I hope you have a brilliant day!

 

 


Lucy 
4/30/05 at 01:11 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I wonder if they had an A-one of those directors in DH? *snerk*  (sorry, no emoticon for snickering)


Claudia 
4/30/05 at 12:11 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I know that it is still early evening on the west coast but it is after midnight here which means we have another birthday in the house.  I know a lot of people have already wished Miem a very happy birthday so here's mine.....

 

 

I hope you have a wonderful day, Miem! 

 

Thanks to all for your reviews of Hitchhiker's..... I can't wait to see it.  I can't wait to see that opening sequence, Bill Nighy, and of course, The Voice! 

 

Thanks for the AR sighting, martha.  Quite an amazing story.  I do have a little bit of a hard time with taking the kids out of school and driving 10 hours but to each their own, I suppose. 

 

I had a good laugh at myself for my reaction when I read "Ass. Director".  I was quite appalled at first but then I thought surely I didn't read that right and sure enough, I didn't. 

 

Dee, I know you are feeling badly for not going to Wawa, but honestly, IMO, you did the right thing in putting it off.  I'm still hoping you will get to go to the premiere (which I feel will be in Toronto).  That's when you will have a good time. 

 

 


Sabine 
4/29/05 at 08:49 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Saw H2G2 today!  My wonderful hubby took me to the first showing at 5 PM, right after he came home from an 8-hour drive from Flordia.  What a guy! 

 

S  P  O  I  L  E  R  S

 

 

 

 

Ali-Pat: I totally agree with you about Bill Nighy!  I absolutely loved his outfit!  It looked so... Jedi-ish. 

Yes, Claudia will love the opening sequence, and she probably won't be able to get that darn song out of her head after the movie.  My husband and I were humming it for hours. 

 

I think that if you love the books, you'll enjoy the movie.  But if you haven't read any of the books, you might have some problems with Douglas Adams' type of humor.  Unfortunately, my husband thought it was the most boring movie he'd seen in years.  He did get a kick out of Marvin though. 

 

 


Vicki 
4/29/05 at 08:44 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Julie - tell your daughter I think David Thewlis is pretty darn cute too! 

 

Sharen and Elaine -- yes, yes!  Suet - that was it..sorry for the incorrect spelling.  O.K...so, basically it's fat, used to make a crust, is that correct?  I hear tales of many cooks who used to bake pie crusts with lard....same concept, I suppose.    Not on the list for a low cholesterol diet, I'd wager.

 

Then vegetarian suet would be something like shortening - made with vegetable oil?  So, the suet mix I saw advertised must have been like a pre-mixed flour/dehydrated suet to make the crust.  Maybe something like a biscuit mix that we have here.  The jell-o mold shape was probably more of a bowl shape (funny how the memory can change things around).  

 

That was a great story from the Mom and kids at the Chinese restaurant in Wawa. 


Julie 
4/29/05 at 07:48 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

 

 

Sue and Miem: Happy Birthday! (a little late.)  Sue, ignore that negative post.  We all think you're the best.

 

My favorite actor is AR...of course! Why else am I here, right?  My daughter's favorite is David Thewlis.  Anyone have any thoughts on him?  She was curious to hear your opinions.  Thanks. 

 

My daughter and I are going to see Hitchhiker's Guide...tomorrow.  We were both home with stomach aches today.  So I hope we get better!  The clips I've seen were hilarious. 


martha 
4/29/05 at 07:02 PM

What is your location? north of here

Comments:

This was posted a week ago at TPPM but nobody seems to have put it here.  So... here it is:

"Thought you guys might be interested in this AR sighting that was posted on
another list I belong to:

Flora of Lallybroch’s AR Sighting

My kids wouldn't let me go and find "Professor Snape" without them so I
recruited my friend to be copilot, took the kids out of school for a few days
and headed to Wawa. The trip took about 10 hours (we went through Michigan).
Wawa is a town of about 3500 on the TransCanada Hwy in NW Ontario - home of the
giant Goose if anyone's travelled that way. We arrived in town about 7pm and
drove about looking for a motel. We knew the cast and crew had taken over the
"nice" motel but there was no "no vacancy" up so my friend volunteered to fake
like she'd never heard of "Snowcake the Movie" and go in to try and get us a
room and thus glean some info from the clerk. As we just pull into the parking
lot I spot AR about 100 yards away just casually walking by himself towards the
motel office. My friend scoots after him but unfortunately he is through the
lobby by the time she gets there. We get a room in another motel, go out for a
meal, and discover they are going to be filming on the main
street the next day. Next morning we get up and walk up and down the main
street checking things out. It was really neat seeing them getting the film set
all ready, gathering the fake snow (since it's supposed to be winter in the
movie and Wawa was pretty warm) etc. We pick ourselves a close-by bench and
settle in to watch. By lunchtime the kids are getting a little restless and we
all have to pee so we notice a chinese restaurant that is right next door the
fake storefront that they are going to be filming at so we decide to go there
and have some lunch. There are only two other people in the restaurant. We sit
right in the front window and open the blinds. *g* The other people ask who this
AR is...would we be able to point him out..."No Problem" I say! Sure enough,
shortly he is driven up in a van and gets out right across the street. We're
going nuts. Then he walks across the street and stands right on the other side
of the window. The Ass. Dir. comes into the restaurant and says
long-sufferingly "You're welcome to stay here but you're ruining our shot. You
have to sit and look like you're eating food not staring out the window." So
just like that - we're in the movie!! We had the terrible hardship of sitting
for an hour or two being served lunch and beer with complete access to a
bathroom while Alan Rickman walked repeatedly within a foot of us - doing the
scene over and over again. At one point he took a wee rest and stretched his
hamstrings on the bench just beside our window. The kids waved at him and he
smiled this absolutely dazzling smile and waved back. He was absolutely gorgeous
in real life....much more handsome than he appears on film. And it appears I was
right about him being the sexiest thing on two legs. *BG* I was drooling all
over the booth and that smile just about killed me! Unfortunately, we didn't get
to talk to him or get an autograph as he was being whisked in and out just long
enough to do his scenes. Sigourney Weaver, who is the
other star, was hanging out on the street and talking to everyone. We were
smiling and interacting with her but a little too focused on AR to realize we're
hanging out with this Oscar nominee. We forgot she'd been in Ghostbusters (my
brain had pretty much imploded after the hamstring stretches) otherwise we could
have had a great time peppering the air with quotes. *VBG* After that we headed
for home. After all "We came, we saw, we kicked some ASS!" hehehe - couldn't
help myself after all. *g* Anyway, that was our big adventure. Sorry it's so
long but I'm still babbling days later."



kathy 
4/29/05 at 06:59 PM

What is your location? home

Comments:

Love the pic--looks like he is pained, tho!!

 

I got the google alert also about the Rachel Corrie venue change in Oct.  What is the difference between Jerwood upstairs and downstairs?  the size maybe?

 

I'll never forget the time I was just out of school (the first time ) and I was making mince pies from scratch for Christmas dinner because my dad and grandfather loved them.  In my naivete I had no idea what suet was!  The butcher gave me a crash course! The pies were great--with brandied hard sauce--even I had a piece and I am not a fan of mince pie. 

 

Wonder if I dare think about a quick trip to London in October? (It's getting to be my home away from home).

 

Seat filler--I had no idea they had to recruit people to fill seats--where do you get that job???  Glad to know AR is getting out and enjoying Toronto, I've heard it is a beautiful city.  Elaine, I'm with you, I too hope Rima can get over and enjoy some things with him.  Must get lonesome sometimes even if you are working to live out of a hotel and be away from home for that long a period of time. 

 

Can't wait for Hichhickers  Sunday will probably be the day........


AFNH 
4/29/05 at 06:40 PM

Comments:
artytime:  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  artytime:
To Sue - hope it's been a good one!
And to Miem - have a great day today!
Ida 
4/29/05 at 06:10 PM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

Do you think you'll be able to recover the Rachel Corrie's Play Text in England School?

 

Many thanks.

 

Ida

 


martha 
4/29/05 at 05:22 PM

What is your location? north of here

Comments:
Rachel Corrie, downstairs!  Next stop, the US!!  Yesssss!!!! 
Elaine 
4/29/05 at 05:11 PM

Comments:

Vicki and Sharon, sounds very much like Suet. You can get beef suet or vegetarian suet (which is what we use). Makes divine steak and kidney puddings (known throughout the Army as "baby's heads") and steamed puddings, my favourite being "spotted dick".(With lots of custard!) I can't think of an alternative that you might have in the US. And I don't really know what American voices mean in ads. We have quite a few US voiced ads as well. I suppose they are often the "film-trailer" type - deep voice that sounds like a 40 a day man. Lends a bit of "hollywood" to it I suppose.

I love the look on AR's face in that pic. Seat filler? Can I have that job please?

And all you Canadians, get out there and see what you can see!  Snappy Hope Rima is there to share the experience with him.

 

And something I've been wondering about, will AR have his postal vote in? Or is he going to be one of the rumoured many Labour supporters who are not going to vote because of their opposition to the War in Iraq? Curious....

 







 
Juliet 
4/29/05 at 04:54 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Sue, how dare you have a previously unannounced birthday! Hope it was a good one.

Metro's H2G2 review gives a brief mention "Marvin the Paranoid Android - far too cutesy, but at least voiced by Alan Rickman."


Ali-Pat 
4/29/05 at 04:35 PM

What is your location? Dayton? Oh.

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

I have seen Hitchhiker!  I don't want to spoil anything for anybody, but I have these four things to say:

 

1.  Claudia will be thrilled with the opening sequence.

 

2.  All you knitters out there will be getting some requests.

 

3.  Bill Nighy got all my favorite scenes (and some of the best clothes).

 

4.  Marvin gets the last word.

 

 

Can't wait till others see it so we can discuss!


Claudia 
4/29/05 at 04:10 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Hmmm, looks like My Name is Rachel Corrie is going to transfer to the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs in October. 

 

My Name is Rachel Corrie Autumn Transfer

 

 


Claudia 
4/29/05 at 03:28 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Sharen, I noticed the American accent in the Marmite ad and thought it a bit strange. 

 

Emily has been terribly busy lately so she sent me these two little tid bits to post:

 

I did a little AR searching yesterday and found a snippet from a Canadian website "Jam Movies" reporting an AR sighting at a play in Toronto --
 
 "... Alan Rickman -- who's here co-starring in the offbeat romance Snow Cake with Sigourney Weaver -- was in the opening night crowd of Alice's Affair at Tarragon Theatre Tuesday ..."
 
YAY!!! At least we know he's getting out while in Toronto!  I hope we will get some more news......and some piccies too! 
 
 
 
A friend of Emily's found this pic:
 
 
It came from famshots.com and its not certain what this woman has to do with the Emmys but she attended both last year and the year before.  Click on "T's new Friends....." and you will see pics of her with all kinds of stars.  Anyway, Em and friend speculate that maybe she's a seat filler or works for one of the television studios.  Interesting look on AR's face though.  LOL 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sharen 
4/29/05 at 03:07 PM

What is your location? FL

Comments:

Vicki, could it have been suet?

http://www.motherearthnews.com/library/1973_November_December/Suet_Puddings__Subsistence_Food


Sharen 
4/29/05 at 02:59 PM

What is your location? FL

Comments:

Is it curious that the narrator of the 2nd Marmite commercial had an American accent? Or is that typical in UK ads? 

 

In US ads, British voices usually indicate (to me, anyway) that this info is for our edification and it behooves us to pay attention. (I know I always pay close attention whenever our favorite Brit speaks. ) But what does an American voice connote to a British listener?


Vicki 
4/29/05 at 02:57 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Dee - you're so talented!  Eagerly awaiting to see where you will put AR in your next project!

 

A belated Happy Birthday to Sue (I think with the time difference, your birthday was yesterday in the UK?) and an early Happy Birthday to Miem.  May all your AR dreams come true!

 

Thanks for the marmite/vegemite lesson.  Many, many years ago, I took a trip to England and saw an ad on the telly for Suit Mix?!?!  Could someone please explain what that is?  I hope I spelled it right.  The ad showed a mum bringing a platter of something to the table that looked like it had been made in a jello-mold or a bundt cake pan.  The family, of course, were licking their lips in anticipation and couldn't wait to dig in.  To this day, I still scratch my head in wonder at what this could possibly be. 

 

martha - thanks for the travel-logue.  It's always nice to hear about someone's adventures.  Glad you had a good time!

 

Watched Galaxy Quest on t.v. last night.  I'd forgotten what a hoot it was!


Claudia 
4/29/05 at 01:18 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

OK you guys!  I have been very slack in letting you all know how much I have enjoyed the icons and other art work lately.  

 

I do want yall to know that I have loved seeing them and I've been collecting them as usual! 

 

The Marmite and  the Walk the Dog ones are adorable!  BTW, have you any birthday wallpaper for us, Sue???


Elaine 
4/29/05 at 12:49 PM

Comments:

Lucy, thanks for putting me onto Animation Shop. I've downloaded the trial version but I see it is not expensive anyway. Lots to play with! I'm never going to get fit locked into this computer all day!

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Elaine 
4/29/05 at 09:24 AM

What is your location? Sunny Somerset

Comments:

Severina, Violet - I am also under the impression that they are very much living together again but RH does still have a property in the neighbouring borough. This is probably bcause she is still involved with the Council for that ward and needs the property to give her some creedence for doing that. I think it is rented -(imagine her being your landlord!) - and she probably has no need to sell it anyway.

Happy birthday, mien. Enjoy H2G2!

 

Martha, how long did you stay in Oxford?

 

Lucy, thanks for the info. I've been using Image Ready and it is a bit fiddley.


Sabine 
4/29/05 at 08:51 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Happy Birthday, Miem! 

 

And welcome back, martha! 


Pam 
4/29/05 at 07:42 AM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Martha, Welcome Back and glad you had a fun and safe trip. It sounds like you guys had a blast. I really enjoy reading of your adventures. Keep posting if you remember something else!!! (LOL) I havent been to England since the 70's!! Cant wait to go back-Pam
Natasxxx 
4/29/05 at 07:21 AM

Comments:


Daydreamer 
4/29/05 at 06:35 AM

Comments:
SUE and MIEN:


martha 
4/29/05 at 06:15 AM

What is your location? north of here

Comments:

Gee, thanks for the warm welcome back! 

 

Sue - Happy Birthday!

 

Dee - They also used Christ Church, Oxford for some of the filming, which is where we were.  Up in Scotland, we were at Glenfinnan (aqueduct and loch - just missed seeing the steam train!) and Glencoe. 


Claudia 
4/29/05 at 05:44 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Hope your day is going great, Sue!  BTW, non-understandable, off the wall comment has been taken care of. 

 

kathy and Dee, which little boy in the nativity picture is AR has been a mystery to everyone.  I've always thought it was the little boy to "Mary's" right.  At the risk of pestering poor Melanie Parker again...maybe the person that wrote and asked her about the picture of AR standing at the microphone might try again.     

 

Violet and SeverinaSnape. You can take this anyway you wish but I have been told by a very reliable source that AR and RH are indeed living together once again. 

 

My source is not his assistant.  I don't feel Ms Parker would disclose any of AR's private details to anyone--no matter how close they profess to be to her.  But I do agree that any assistant that would give out such details should be sacked. 

 

I, like the two of you, do not know and will not ever know for sure unless AR or RH publicly announce the fact--which will probably never happen.  But I do trust my source as you do yours so feel free to disagree with me on this subject all you want but this will be all I will say on the subject. 

 

 

 

  

 

 


Kimberly 
4/29/05 at 05:37 AM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

Sue and Miem: Happy Birthday!!

 

 

 

 

Sue: Ignore that one unhappy post.  I, for one, love your posts. You are my lifeline to UK news. I love the international community I've met through Alan Rickman.  Thank you all for sharing your various cultures with me.


RickiNicki 
4/29/05 at 05:26 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Just to remind u, the skyscraper for AR is still on. If someone hasn't added a brick yet, now is the chance! Just click on "add

 

http://www.topdogcity.com/alanrickman1.htm


sue 
4/29/05 at 04:34 AM

What is your location? older

Comments:

Just logged on and was greeted  by all your lovely wishes(At least I think they were all lovely!!)

 

Happy Birthday to Miem for Saturday too And Welcome back Martha too, glad you had a great trip.


RickiNicki 
4/29/05 at 04:12 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

 

Sue! Have a lovely day!

 

And welcome back, martha!

 


Peekabooh 
4/29/05 at 03:43 AM

What is your location? packing my bags for a short trip

Comments:

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE & MIEM

 

Welcome back Martha, nice to know that you´ve had such a wonderful time in the UK!


kathy 
4/29/05 at 02:38 AM

Comments:

HAPPY bIRTHDAY mIEN!!!

HOPE ITS TERRIFIC


SeverinaSnape 
4/29/05 at 02:07 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE & MIEM!!!!

 


SeverinaSnape 
4/29/05 at 02:04 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Hi Violet and Dee!

 

Violet, I have been told pretty much the same thing as yourself from someone who knows them both who was helping me with a project I am trying to get up and running. He definately knows them - and proved to me that he does several times without me even asking - I am such a cynic. Of course you cant know everything about people's private lives - but his take is the same - as far as he is still aware they do live separately. RH still supposedly has a place in a certain Ward in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and AR of course lives very near Paddington Station. I'm still bad with kilometres and such - but they are about a mile + in distance apart I think...

 

I've had a couple of people insist to me that his assistant apparently has let them know that RH and AR moved back in together when they have written to her -

 

Right...I'd say he'd be in need of a new assistant if that is true!

 

Such private details I usually dont get into - but as you have pretty much the same information that I have been given I just thought I would let you know. I quite like the idea of separate residences; you can go off and do your own thing as necessary and just meet up when you feel the need. For me loving someone from a distance is definately different and probably preferable to having them under the same roof (that's my theory going through my divorce and I am sticking with it...)

 

Dee: Some of the location shots for Hogwarts are in Gloucester Cathedral  - particularly the cloisters - althought interior and exterior shots have been done all over the country

 

http://www.historic-uk.com/DestinationsUK/HarryPotter.htm

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire/focus/2003/08/potter_picture.shtml

 

http://www.britishtours.com/harry_potterovernight.html

 


kathy 
4/29/05 at 12:58 AM

What is your location? nearly bedtime..................

Comments:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE

 

 

Hope you have a great day!!!!

 

Claudia, thanks for the pic again. I like the picture, it's sweet.  Someone said somewhere AR is the boy on the right next to the manger. You can't see his face so I don't know. Claudia do you know?

Just got to watch GQ on TV tonight with info about H2G2 during the breaks. 

 

Night all...........


Pam 
4/29/05 at 12:29 AM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
I just now had time for a litte browsing, but wanted to wish Sue a very Happy Birthday and also an early Happy Birthday to Miem. Hope to see HHGTTG this weekend-cant wait-will try to get back here when I can. We have a huge book sale coming up beginning of the week plus I help out at a volunteer free clothing exchange project over the weekend for anyone in need of spring/summer clothes. It always brings such satisfication to help people find clothes that they are in need of.
Have a good one all and thanks for all the pictures and links etc. I cant wait to browse some more..Pam
Violet 
4/29/05 at 12:23 AM

Comments:

Hi,  Dee!  I always enjoy your postings.  You are such fun.  BTW, re: your question about Rima and Alan living in separate residences, I have a gentleman friend in London who told me that, as far as he knows, they still live in separate residences, about two or so kilometers apart.  I don't talk with this gentleman very often (he's in his 60's and retired), so I don't know his source, other than he lives in that area.  Sigh...yes, some people don't only live on the same planet as AR, but in the same part of town...sigh again.  Violet.


Lucy 
4/29/05 at 12:14 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Happy Birthday, Sue!
miem 
4/28/05 at 11:54 PM

What is your location? Oregon, USA

Comments:

 Sue and I have a birthday very near eachother! Mine is Saturday! Yay!

Guess what I'm doing for it?? Guess, guess!

Going to see H2G2! **does a chair dance**.....TWICE!! tomorrow and on Saturday.

My dad was like, so you're going to see it with your friends and me...?

Me:" I can't complain about listening to Alan Rickman for 4 hours! Of course I'm going twice!"

 

...I'm such a nerd..

OKay, off to study group!

~Miem


Dee 
4/28/05 at 10:54 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Lucy -- Love the icon! I've never tried Marmite (the name sounds a little like an annoying little vermin we have here in Indiana), but must agree that Snape is definitely an acquired taste. But I'd willing to nibble at him until I get used to it! ( Who said that?! Someone jumped into my post and added that naughty remark! )

Claudia -- What an adorable nativity photo! Which one is AR? Is it the little boy standing on the left?

 

Martha -- I hate to sound dumb (but it's so easy to do...), but what do you mean, you toured Hogwarts? Are you saying that the school in Harry Potter is an actual place?


Sabine 
4/28/05 at 10:38 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Happy Birthday, Sue!  Hope you'll have a great day! 


Lucy 
4/28/05 at 10:09 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I use Animation Shop.  It's really simple to make an animation with it, especially with the Animation Wizard.  Everyone has been talking about how hard it is to make an icon.  What program do you use?

 

Feel free to gack the icon if you want.  Anything I post here is free for gacking, of course.


Elaine 
4/28/05 at 10:02 PM

Comments:

Sue, Hippo-Bird-Dog to you! Hope you have many of them!

 

What a weird thing for the Marmite site to do, Claudia. What does it matter where you are! Very strange. But it is a hoot, isn't it! Never been there before. Lucy, love the icon. I've just managed to make my first ani-gif for the LJ but it took ages. There must be a better way and a better prog to do it on. What do you use?

 

Martha,  I was wondering when you would be back. Glad you had a great time and didn't get fazed by roundabouts! And doubly glad you got to Edinburgh. Great place, isn't it? Next time you must come "down West" and see us.

 


Claudia 
4/28/05 at 09:44 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

OK Lucia...you have the advantage of time...its only a quarter til 10 here!  LOL

 

Anyways........ Sue!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

Have a super duper AR kind of day, Birthday Girl! 

And like Lucia said.....


Claudia 
4/28/05 at 09:37 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Here ya go, kathy!

 

 

 Way to go on the trip, martha! I'm glad you're back home safely.  Sounds like you and bunks got a lot in--in a very short period of time.  Thanks for sharing. 

 

Elaine, the Marmite commericals are cute.  I do wonder one thing though.  When I first clicked on the ad, it asked if I was in the UK.  Of course I clicked "Yes" out of sheer wishing I were!  LOL  But....I wondered what would happen if I clicked "No" so I tried it. Here's what I got: 

 

"Sorry, to view this ad you need to be resident in the UK."

 

Hmmm, makes me wonder why.....

 

I have to admit that I don't think I did try my Marmite packets as per SuzyQ's instructions.  She told me to spread it very thin and on hot butter toast.  I know I must have done something wrong. Oh well...

 

 

 

 


Lucia 
4/28/05 at 09:20 PM

What is your location? Should be in bed

Comments:

Happy Birthday Sue !!!

 

 OK?


Lucy 
4/28/05 at 08:14 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Image hosted by Photobucket.com Y'all have inspired me to more rampant "iconography."
Sabine 
4/28/05 at 07:58 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Dee: beautiful job with the painting!  I love it! 

 

I called our movie theater today, and luckily they will show H2G2 starting tomorrow.  They just hadn't updated their website yet.  Phew!  Thanks for the invite to come down to Columbus though, Claudia! 


kathy 
4/28/05 at 07:39 PM

Comments:

Elaine, that marmite site is quite funny--I guess I'll have to try a smidgin.  If only to say I did!

 

I listened to the NPR interview all the way through it is very good and they do mention AR ---and with a sound clip.

 

Enough from me --my kids are standing at the door waiting for dinner! (Their contract calls for 3 meals a day )

 

(BTW Po-Dunk is a slang equivilant to the more polite British expression "back of beyond") I think the British could cuss you out and still sound polite!


martha 
4/28/05 at 07:22 PM

What is your location? north of here

Comments:

Home at last! And what a wonderful trip it was. Five days in London, then a week touring the countryside.

Took me almost as long to catch up with the reading here!

 

It was too bad that AR wasn’t at the after play talk, (I don’t think the topic would have digressed to other subjects – after all, people stayed on topic at the NFT, so I’m sure they would have here. ) but it was certainly not a “wasted” trip. The play was stunning. Megan Dodds did an awesome job, portraying Rachel’s shifting feelings from idealism, to outrage, to doubt, to fear and back with flawless skill. The time flew by. I even managed to forget that I was on the top floor of an ancient building in a packed room whose only exit was down a narrow flight of wooden stairs, the door to which was half blocked by a shoved aside stage prop. But I digress. There isn’t much to add to the reviews that have already been posted. I agree with Bunks that Rachel was driven by the injustice of the situation and would have been there had the nationalities/political parties been reversed. The feeling I got was that she, and the play, were anti-injustice, not anti- any particular group. I would love to have heard AR’s answer to how the material was picked for the play.

 

It was wonderful meeting up with Sue again, and raising a glass with her, Elaine, Juliet, and Nicole. (And Juliet brought ALL her Bowness pics to share!)

 

Kate and I went to see Henry IV with Michael Gambon and David Bradley. It was my first experience seeing Shakespeare done “right” by people who really know how, and is something I’ll not soon forget. DB was King Henry and MG was Falstaff. I don’t think it was my imagination that the first time MG called, “Harry!” that there were a few quiet snorts in the crowd.

 

After Kate had to leave, Bunks and I picked up a car and headed north. With her flawless navigational skills, we managed to cover a lot of territory. Not nearly enough time to explore, but I got enough of a look to know I’d like to come back.

 

Elaine – I LOVE round-abouts! If you’re not sure where to go, you just keep going ‘round until you figure it out. And if you do go the wrong way, why before you know it, there’s another one and you can reverse direction.

 

I did hear a lot of, “Mind the curb” the first few days as the hardest part was getting used to the bulk of the car being on my left. The best(?) time was in the Cotswolds when it was, “Mind the house!”

 

We saw Stonehenge, York, Edinburg, the Yorkshire Dales, the Cotswolds, standing stones, soaring eagles, ruined abbeys and much more. We walked the halls of Hogwarts and took pictures of the lake. (No giant squid, thank goodness.)

 

Everywhere we went, the people were wonderful. I hope someday to go back.


kathy 
4/28/05 at 07:13 PM

Comments:

Claudia, Would you do me a favor?(or favour for John Cleese)  Would you re-post the picture of AR as a kid in a Nativity play?

 

Thanks 


Elaine 
4/28/05 at 06:41 PM

Comments:

Ooh, just found the ads on the Marmite site!

http://www.marmite.com/love/tv/


Elaine 
4/28/05 at 06:39 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

"po-dunk". Did we not hear Blalock say that?

 

For those of you who would like to try something a little less salty than Marmite, then "Vegemite" is my favourite.

http://www.vegemite.com.au/index.cfm?fuseaction=ourHeritage.welcome

It's Australian and milder in taste than Marmite. I must admit, Marmite (yes, just a smidgen) on hot buttered toast is devine! And there are some brilliant TV ads for Marmite at the moment. I'll have to keep an eye out and catch one.


kathy 
4/28/05 at 06:39 PM

Comments:

Here is the link to the H2G2 NPR interview with the producers of the film.

 

 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4622372


kathy 
4/28/05 at 06:14 PM

What is your location? West of Claudia and Sabine!

Comments:

 

Dee ---the picture is Fabulous didn't know that artist, its great. well done, you.

 

Sue, ---thanks for the explaination (and pic) of marmite.  Hmmmmmm, doesn't sound too inviting, very healthy tho  with lots of B vitamins in it.  Heck, they make beer out of yeast maybe I WOULD like it!

 

H2G2 Actually is coming to this po-dunk town tomorrow--I am shocked and amazed.  Will be first on my list Saturday or Sunday--whichever day I need a break from studying for finals.

In fact this afternoon they had an interview with the director on NPR ---I'll have to look it up and give you the particulars as I was only able to catch a short part of it.

 

 

emily--so sorry about the emoticon explosion, they are too much fun  to leave alone.  I

 

 


Daydreamer 
4/28/05 at 06:04 PM

Comments:
HHGTTG premiere over here is on June 9th. A bit more than a month. That's not a long time.

And a snippet from interview with Zooey Deschanel:
Zooey Deschanel on Marvin the Robot's Voice:
Zooey Deschanel did not hear Alan Rickman on the set. “I had no idea he was even in the movie until I saw it,” she said. “Warwick was in the suit and who's a really good actor and did a fantastic job of physicality of the character. You can't forget Warwick's contribution to that character although Alan Rickman did a fantastic voice and is a great actor. Now I can go up to Alan Rickman and say we worked together. You don't know it, but…”
Peekabooh 
4/28/05 at 04:00 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
Here is an article of the Daily Star Lebanon. Slope posted this one at Suzanne´s:
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=4&article_id=14637

Dee, fabulous! Well done!
Natasxxx 
4/28/05 at 03:54 PM

What is your location? @home

Comments:

...We have to wait till august 2005 for HHG2tG.........

 

 


AFNH 
4/28/05 at 03:51 PM

Comments:
Dee!!! What a lovely job you've made of that! It's been one of my fave paintings for years, you've done it justice! Kokoschka had a great eye for colour, check out some of his other work.

Sue - so you've got 2 Waterstones too? I thought Newcastle was the only place that did - one either side of Grey's Monument, nearly facing each other (mind you, the other used to be Dillons until W. bought them out). Must try that trick in there, at least I'd get two shots at it- lol!
Daydreamer 
4/28/05 at 02:11 PM

Comments:
Dee:
wow! That painting is really beautiful! And to put Alan in it - great idea AFNH
It's wonderful!

Lucy 
4/28/05 at 02:03 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Whoo-hoo!  HHG2tG is playing at my favorite cinema!  I can't wait! I can't wait!


Claudia 
4/28/05 at 01:54 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Sue, your sympathy for Emily on the emoticons (sorry Em) reminded me of something she posted last Sunday that I've been meaning to comment on. 

 

Aslan's voice.  Why in the world aren't they considering AR? 

 

BTW, I thought the idea of Cox's voice changing due to weight loss was a bit over the top.  LOL  


Claudia 
4/28/05 at 01:27 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhh that's to cool, Dee.  That one would be easy to put one's own face on the partner.     


Dee 
4/28/05 at 01:22 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

AFNH -- "I'd love to see the Man's face transposed onto the figure of Oskar Kokoschka in one of his paintings - Bride of the Wind and The Tempest."

 
Gorgeous painting choice, AFNH! I wasn't familiar with this work and was amazed by the glorious color and feeling. Thanks for the challenge - I loved it! Hope you like the results on your wallpaper! It's in Claudia's Photobucket.
 

 
Vicki -- I'm going to start on your Moulin de Gallette next!
Anyone else with a "famous painting" wallpaper request?

sue 
4/28/05 at 01:13 PM

Comments:

Kathy, Marmite is yeast extract. It is rather salty but I love it!It is also good to stir into stews and casseroles etc.

 

Sadly I don't think I shall be able to go to the Art interview. I'm already going to S.tPauls and I think my AR quota maybe used up for the month of June!


kathy 
4/28/05 at 01:01 PM

What is your location? arkansas

Comments:

sue, what exactly is Marmite?  It's got a love it or leave it reputation, but what is it made out of? (Apparently AR buys it) The best thing I ever tasted in England is Sticky Toffee Pudding, and believe me while I'm there this summer I am going to search it out!  The best one I've tasted was at a little hole in the wall, wine bar comme restaurant on Lots Rd. in Chelsea. (can't think of the name of it right now). Yum, yum! (Bet AR likes that, too)

sue, are you joining us at the Art interview on the 21st?

 

 


sue 
4/28/05 at 11:38 AM

Comments:

My Mate Marmite! You either Love it or Loathe it as the ad used to say.

I LOVE it!! Whenever I have been ill Marmite on toast is the first thing I have when my appetite returns. I think a lot of you in the States make the mistake of plastering it on then don't like it. Just the merest smear will suffice (and that way the jar lasts forever)

 

I'd like to visit King Bills place too !

 

I have just returned from town and a trip to Waterstones (for some reason there are TWO branches in the same town quite close to each other!)In the window they had a HHG2G spread with some rather nice bookmarks laid out including a Marvin one. As I was purchasing a book I noticed a poster saying "Free Bookmark when you buy HHG2G" "Oh" I said to the guy "Shame I wanted a Marvin, oh well never mind"

 

As I handed over the cash he surreptiously opened the drawer under the till and very sneakily snuck one into my bag!!LOL

"Shh" he said "we probably won't sell many books and will have to end up giving them away anyway!"

 

Ooh lots of new snilies to play with!! Poor Emily


Claudia 
4/28/05 at 09:59 AM

What is your location? South of Sabine

Comments:

Sabine, come on down south........Hollywood Connection is giving it 1 screen.  With only one screen, I'm thinking I might wait a bit to go see it--I'm a bit on the claustrophobic side, unfortunately.  I can't believe its only getting one screen.  My area can be sooooo stoopid when it comes to knowing a hit when they see it.  Love Actually was the same story.  They only screened Sideways for a very short time prior to it winning award after award...then they bring it back for another short run.  

 

 


Sabine 
4/28/05 at 09:11 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

It seems like our local movie theater wont' be showing H2G2 anytime soon.  At least it's not on their website.      I guess I'll keep searchinig for the closest theatre that'll show it... 


Claudia 
4/28/05 at 08:43 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Robyn reported in ARExp Yahoo Group that, when you see HHG2tG--do not leave before or during the credit roll. 

 

 


Claudia 
4/28/05 at 08:29 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

King Bill with lots of Marmite and the Stones living in his basement and their only gig would be to entertain King Bill and his friends on Friday night! How cool would that be?  

 

Pretty cute interview.  He reaffirms why I like him so much every time I see him.  Thanks Sue! 

 

BTW, what is it about Marmite???  SuzyQ sent me some little packets years ago and it is the most awful tasting stuff I have put in my mouth (or even up to my nose) in years!  Its the "vitaminy" taste I can't stomach. 

 

Elaine, I am outraged at your eBay discovery.  I've mailed each organization AND complained to eBay as well.  How dare the seller and how dare eBay to allow something like this to continue. 

 

 

 


sue 
4/28/05 at 06:25 AM

What is your location? lastpostpromise

Comments:

Nice little interview with Bill Nighy on BBC


sue 
4/28/05 at 05:39 AM

Comments:

HHG2G review  HERE 

 

"Alan Rickman is the voice of Marvin, a very depressed robot. Rickman gets more hilarious mileage out of his voice than most actors get with everything."

 

 


sue 
4/28/05 at 05:25 AM

What is your location? Back On Topic

Comments:

London Evening Standard Editorial

Wednesday 27th April 2005

 

THEATRELAND BUZZES

"The acclaim that greeted the premiere of Elmina's Kitchen last night was exhilarating. It is just the latest success in a long run of remarkable West End productions, such as Don Carlos at the Gielgud, which closes on Saturday, Julius Caesar at the Barbican which is sold out, My Name is Rachel Corrie at the Royal Court - a dramatised version of emails from a courageous young woman who died trying to defend Palestinian homes from Israeli bulldozers - and a plethora of other impressive plays. By comparison Broadway, witch is hosting a series of unremarkable musicals seems lacklustre. Whatever challenges the West End faces from the congestion charge and the rest, this is a wonderful time for London's theatregoers."

 


sue 
4/28/05 at 05:17 AM

What is your location? Completely O/T

Comments:

Afraid I have to disagree with you there Dee!! Shoe shopping has always been for me something I would avoid at all costs. As a teen in the 60/70s I had an awful time trying to get shoes. All I wanted was the chunky trendy look but having a then size 8 AAA fitting if I was offered anything at all it was some awful black pointy court shoe that I wouldn't have been seen dead in even if my mother could have afforded it. I recall trailing round London looking for obscure shops that sold *big* shoes.

In old age my weight seems to have widened my feet a little and  manufacturers have gradually realised that some people have feet bigger than 7! I have actually been able to buy *cheap* shoes from M&S now but no shoe shopping is not a pleasaant memory


Elaine 
4/28/05 at 12:18 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

I just can't believe what you can get on ebay! I've just found a "trader" selling charity wristbands. He/she is selling them in job lots of 10 and "generously" says he will donate £1 per pack!! He has Breast Cancer ones, anti rascist ones and Beat Bullying ones so far. I've emailed the charities concerned hoping that something can be done! Sickens me. At least he doesn't seem to have got hold of the MPH ones yet!


Claudia 
4/27/05 at 09:48 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Dee, although they have been together for over 30 years, there was a time that they did live in separate residences. But they have, in the last couple of years, moved back in together. 

 


Dee 
4/27/05 at 09:33 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

It's amazing how shopping for shoes can lift your spirits! Armies around the world should take a break and head for "Shoe Carnival". Wars would cease on a global scale! (We all know I'm just being light-heartedly, right? No offense, right?) I'm home with a sassy pair of black heels -- tired, but happy!

 

Ali-Pat -- Oh!! Her mom's voice was the recording! I never caught that at all! You are so smart! It took me a few viewings to catch onto TMD, so I won't give up on AABA. Thanks for sharing!

 

BTW -- I've been lurking at another site (Yes, I've strayed... but I swear it didn't mean a thing!). They said that AR and Rima are a couple but haven't lived together in over a decade. It was a lengthy thread with several posters agreeing it was true. Huh? I've never heard that before and can't believe it. Does anyone here know anything about it?


Alfan 
4/27/05 at 08:18 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:
I love the way  Jason says that he is an Aaactoooor, not an actor, the way he says he was tired of all the mother land stuff, hip hip. And i absolutly peed my pants when Alexander Dane was answering the questions so quickly and forcibly. The way he answers so quickly and then the he looks around when asked if there was any conflict between him and Jason. Fricken halarious, if any of you need a good laugh, go watch it.
Jezy-Carole 
4/27/05 at 07:31 PM

What is your location? Quebec, Canada

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.carolegagnon.com

Comments:

There is a new article about Alan, go to this link :http://www.saultstar.com/webapp/sitepages/content.asp?contentid=106811&catname=Local+News&classif=News+%2D+Local 

The pic is awesome too


Elaine 
4/27/05 at 07:19 PM

Comments:
Alfan, that GQ Extras clip just shows you how good he is at comedy and I wish we could see more of him in that genre. I love the "clipped" answers to the questions about "Jason Nesbitt". It's a scream!
Elaine 
4/27/05 at 07:17 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Yes, Kathy, the "new" Chelsea college is the "old"  Army Medical Services college which the government sold off because it was worth a lot more to them in real estate. We now have to go to a faceless college in Birmingham for our courses and seminars! It used to be a lovely building inside and the Officer's Mess Bar had some fantastic views over the Thames. I hope they have not mucked it about too much. (Not that I spent much time in the bar.... 

And who said we have to behave ourselves?

 

I'm really looking forward to it!


kathy 
4/27/05 at 06:45 PM

Comments:

I promise this is the last post-----

just wanted to say that when I talked to the gentleman on the phone today to order my interview tickets (I hate to see my phone bill) he said the interviews would be at the "new" Chelsea on Millbank next to the Tate.


kathy 
4/27/05 at 06:38 PM

Comments:
P.S. I promised Elaine I would behave myself, too!
kathy 
4/27/05 at 05:50 PM

What is your location? arkansas

Comments:

Hello everyone----

Back home for just a short spell and then back to school for a review in my Women in Art Class  Next to the last day of school.  It has gone by so fast.  Finals will not be too bad the papers were the worst.

I DID get a ticket for the AR interview and was able to rearrange my B & B

booking to earlier, so I am all set for MY big adventure.  I also booked a ticket for the 2nd interview with a sculptor who went to Chelsea also.  What better combination than AR and art.  I will definitely report back!  I am also looking forward to some fun with the wild women on this GB!!

AABA is one of my favorites and as I have found with a number of his films it gets better and more meaningful with further watchings--DH is another one like that.  I liked AR's playfulness in AABA  I've had a hard time getting into MC but maybe it's because I've been preoccupied with school and not able to give it my full attention.


Sue 
4/27/05 at 05:43 PM

Comments:

Alfan, that is a hoot isn't it? I love the way "Alexander" ennunciates, he is so like a certain *type* of aging Brit actors.

I've only watched it once, must see it again.


Alfan 
4/27/05 at 05:36 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:
Ok,  i am so going off topic. But for the past little while i have been trying to dowload the Galaxy Quest 20th Anniversary clip on the Television page, finally it worked. And all i can say is, what a hoot. I literally pissed myself laughing ( ok, not literally, but you know what i mean), if you have not seen it, go watch it. Its halarious, specially the way Alexander Dane asnwers questions.
Elaine 
4/27/05 at 05:28 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

It will be an interesting interview and I'm sure we will be there to listen and not make it a "fan" event. I am really keen to find out what AR has to say about Art (for that, I presume, is what the theme will be about!) as it's a part of his life we really know very little about as none (or hardly any) of his work ever surfaces. I'm wondering if the Cochrane Theatre is the old Lecture Theatre from the AMS college. If so, it's a purpose built lecture theatre with tiers of seats rising above the small podium. (Bitter sweet memories of one weekend spent there - listening to a lecture by the brilliant Richard Homes and then being told by our CO that we were to be amalgamated with another unit - the product of that year's Defence Review!) The guy in the box office implied that it was the old college, so I think it will be quite "intimate".  Yum!

I wish I had got the 20gig Ipod now but maybe next year.... It will be a definite buy if I get mobilised again.  And the Ipod Photo would be even better! But the mini is pretty cool (mine's green.)

 

I change my opinion of AABA quite frequently. It's a bit of an odd film in a way, but likeable. As much as I don't like Hugh Grant, I think he turned in one of his better performances, too, merely because it was out of character for him. And AR is just top notch as usual. I've just read a review which describes him as an "ageing Lothario". Not really what I would have called him....


CreaMuts 
4/27/05 at 03:18 PM

Comments:

Congratulations kathy & RickiNicki!!!

 

...I'm preparing for "JUDAS KISS"  this evening on Dutch television...

 

AABA--> never seen it before & it still not released here in "Dutchy-Land"...(Moeoehooee)......

Judas Kiss

 


 

 

 

 

 


Ana 
4/27/05 at 03:18 PM

What is your location? Spain

Comments:

Hiya Ladies!

How do you do?

 

I have arrived home after university and I'm deaaaaaad... Gosh, getting up at 5:30 am and and get back around 21 hrs is killing me!! I don't have energy even to read your posts... I've read that something is going to happen in autum and seeing your reaction has to be good. Of course I don't think that I could be in London by this time (damn university...) so... good luck to everyone is going to go to whatever happens then. My envy and me would be here waiting for your reports .

 

Lots of love from the warm Spain!! (the summer is already here, yay!!)


sue 
4/27/05 at 02:13 PM

Comments:

I'm sure it's meant as a joke Susan.

And as for AR don't forget this is the man who told Kate Winslet  "Curtsey and I'll kill you!"!!


Susan 
4/27/05 at 01:44 PM

What is your location? CA

Comments:
I have never known slapping or any other form of personal violence to accomplish anything good in the long run. And I wonder what AR, who works so sincerely for peace and tolerance, would think of this desire/wish/metaphor if he had the misfortune to know about it...
Sniv 
4/27/05 at 11:43 AM

Comments:

Wow 23 pages of posts in this guestbook!  Go you all!


Dee 
4/27/05 at 11:05 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Poor AR...with all these crazed fans on their way, he's not going to know what hit him! I'm green with envy! Please get pictures...from the front (those beautiful tea green eyes), from the side (that gorgeous nose), and from the back (his kissable little tush)

Susan -- I've read that "slap" expression too. I always took it to mean slap some sense into someone -- like when they are being stupid or hysterical. Frankly, I don't think it would help to slap Stella. If she didn't recognise the perfect man when he was literally between her thighs, she was never going to!

 

Whew! I'm getting myself a bit worked up for so early in the morning! Oh well, I'm off shoe shopping! Looking for a cute pair of black heels! Have fun everyone


Ali-Pat 
4/27/05 at 10:28 AM

What is your location? Dayton, OH

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

Congrats to everyone who got tickets!  Sounds like another great event in AR fandom and I am looking forward to photos and reports.  Vicarious enjoyment, it's the life for me!

 

BELOW BE AABA SPOILERS

 

Dee, I am glad you prompted discussion on AABA.  It has always been my favorite AR performance, and the film is full of subtleties that only multiple watchings bring out.  It is true that the characters keep being drawn to the harbor--first "Stella Maris", then PL, and finally Stella (all her phone calls are made near the train tracks, except for that last one).  BTW, it took me a while to figure this out, but Stella really is calling her mother.  It comes out at the end of the film that her mom won the "talking clock" competition--when Stella makes phone calls, it is to the talking clock and the voice you hear is her mother's voice.

 

I could go on for days on this film.  It is so complex!  Weird, but complex.  I mean, the Peter Pan symbolism alone could fill a book!

 

 

 

 

 


Claudia 
4/27/05 at 10:01 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  Brilliant news, Ricki Nicki!!!!  I really think this will be a nice and informative event.  I can't wait to hear all the reports. 

 

RedTango, the Fashion Police segment is a hoot!  LOL  And since we were just talking about iPods yesterday, I had to re-visit iSnape!  Thanks for the update. 

 


Juliet 
4/27/05 at 08:56 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:
Haven't got an iPod, but have named all my PC solitaire characters after AR ones! Who wants to play against Michelle et al anyway.LOL.
Kimberly 
4/27/05 at 06:18 AM

What is your location? MI

Comments:
Yeah! RickiNicki!!!  You Go Girl!!   HOWEVER, along with that ticket comes great responsibility--to provide a report and photos to those less fortunate souls in the AR fandom.
RickiNicki 
4/27/05 at 06:06 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:
Congratulations Kathy!!
 
I've also bought a ticket!!
 

Peekabooh 
4/27/05 at 04:41 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
 RedTango, hilarious, as usual.

Kathy, way to go!!! I´m so happy for you. Wish I could go, sounds like a huge GBmeetup. Well done!

sue 
4/27/05 at 04:41 AM

Comments:
Excellent News Kathy!!
RedTango 
4/27/05 at 02:58 AM

What is your location? Burbank, Ca

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://alanrickmangallery.com

Comments:
  MORE UPDATES!

 Swingin' new updates in the "fashion section" of  the website...take a look  as we highlight some of the panda's favorite looks off screen.




Ana Julia 
4/26/05 at 11:58 PM

What is your location? México

Comments:

Congratulations Kathy!!!

 

I'm so thrill that you could change your travel date!...

by the way... I didn't know that your Birthday it's 21st June... mine it's 22nd June!!

 

Hugs to everybody


Kimberly 
4/26/05 at 11:54 PM

What is your location? MI- Nothing Happenin' Here!

Comments:

Since we are on the subject of iPods (among other things), I got a pink iPod mini (6GB) for Christmas. It has my name Kimberly inscribed on that back, though I like your inscription better, Elaine!

 

I have a couple of AR radio plays on it, etc. I mainly use it when walking. I now covet the iPod photo. Then I could take all my AR photos with me wherever I go!  

 

The Andrew Marr interview is shaping up well for the AR fans who can't attend!   Good on you, Kathy, for making the change! Look forward to reports, photos, etc.

 

Natasxxx: Glad I could be of help.


Elaine 
4/26/05 at 08:41 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Go Kathy!!!!! I am over the moon!! See, good things happen to those who wait - (and wheedle things a bit) Off to check my mail!


Claudia 
4/26/05 at 08:24 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oops, I forgot.  For kathy, the mugs in my emoticons are filled with root beer!  *grin*


Claudia 
4/26/05 at 08:22 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Kathy!!!!!!  I am sooooooooo happy for you!!!! The group is shaping up to look like a lot of fun!  This is going to be cool! 

 

Remember ladies....pictures pictures pictures, pulllleezzzeee!! 

 

 

Alfan, I'm right there with you!  I seem to hear Marston say those words quite a bit lately.  Well, our time will come........eventually. 

 

Elaine, my order is for the 20GB.  I don't know if I'll get that but I think I might, if I'm a good girl.

 

AFNH, your a wealth of information! Thank you for the schedules!  I don't believe I've ever looked at Radio 7 but if Nighy is gonna be there...I'll have to check it out!  Thanks.

 

Susan, CA.  I believe in the online AR realm, the the expression "I want to slap...." is just that.  An expression.  I know I have said that relating to other things but don't literally mean it....well, not all the time.   

 

 

 


kathy 
4/26/05 at 08:02 PM

What is your location? arkansas

Comments:

 

Just got his google, nice article on SnowCake--hope it isn't a duplicate.

 

 

 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20050426/MOSS26/TPEntertainment/Film


Alfan 
4/26/05 at 07:56 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:
If you all dont mind a little quote from Elliot Marston

"some say they were born in the wrong century, think i was born on the wrong continent.."
kathy 
4/26/05 at 07:41 PM

What is your location? Heaven

Comments:

I did it!!!! I was able to change my reservation to the 19th of June and will arrive the 20th, now all I have to do is make sure the B&B can take me earlier. And see if I can still get a ticket for the AR interview

 

NOW   I am excited!!!!!

 

Elaine, look for a private email from me!!!


kathy 
4/26/05 at 07:36 PM

What is your location? arkansas

Comments:

I DID IT, I DID IT!!!


Vicki 
4/26/05 at 06:48 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Dee - thanks for asking the "Stella Maris" question...I've wondered about that myself.  I assumed it was the name she used when she was in the theater or as a "working" girl. 

 

Elaine - I think you're right that he thought she may have emigrated with the "son"....but he also spent a lot of time traveling around on that motorcycle in the hopes of somehow finding "him".  I guess the bottom line is, he just didn't know for sure and would visit the docks and wonder if she may have left the area for good. 


Susan 
4/26/05 at 06:22 PM

What is your location? CA

Comments:
AABA is set in 1947. Stella, Uncle Vernon says, is below the age of consent, so she's fifteen at the oldest. Fifteen in 1947 was about as sophisticated as eight or nine is today, maybe even less. The arrival of television, for example, did a lot to speed up growing up.

I don't like Stella very much, but I admire her courage in struggling to find a way to survive in theater when she knows nothing and has no experience. I also find her fantasies, delusions and misjudgments pretty typical of early adolescence.

And I feel a lot of compassion for her: no father, no mother, brought up by an aunt and uncle who were working all the time trying to keep their heads above water in that boarding house, no money, no education to speak of, the war, the blitz, rationing, and really no prospects of a better life. Her complete lack of anything like sex ed. alone is enough to sink a frailer boat than Stella's. And, as she says, everyone one she knows left bits of themselves somewhere in the war.

One slightly related thing I don't understand: In the years I've been reading in the AR Internet world, I've read many people saying they would like to slap Stella (or Natalie). Is this a metaphor I'm not familiar with, something like "Oh, I could have just killed him!"? It sounds like assault and battery, walking up and smacking a stranger, and sometimes from the nicest people...
Peekabooh 
4/26/05 at 05:58 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands, past midnight now actually

Comments:
That isn´t sad Elaine, I think it´s kinda cute. I wish I had one who told me that every now and then. That voice could make my skin scroll, if you know what I mean....!
Elaine 
4/26/05 at 05:46 PM

Comments:

Oooh, and Ipods. We've just joined that brigade. I've only got a Mini (which holds about 1000 songs - but not enough for me!) Jamie (no 1 son) has the 20gb and I covet it! We even had them engraved which you can do if you buy them direct from Apple (at no extra cost either). Mine says "Bewitch the mind.... Ensnare the senses...."  Is that sad or what?


Elaine 
4/26/05 at 05:43 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Spoilers::  

 

Dee, "Stella Maris" was what PL's lover called herself ("Star of the Sea") which is why the young Stella did not recognise her as being her mother when he talked about her. As for the docks thing, I have wondered about that too. IMHO, he thought that she had either a) emigrated abroad with their "son" or b) drowned herself! I move towards the former.

 

Ricky Nicky, I shall be looking out for you!

 

Sir Ian in Corrie - when will it end? Fair dos to him for doing it though. Can't see AR looking for a part alongside Mr Boredom, Ken though!


Dee 
4/26/05 at 04:59 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

All your comments about AABA were fascinating! Thanks for sharing with me.

 

Alfan -- I agree about Hugh Grants hair. It was such a grease slick, it actually made Snape's long locks look fluffy!

 

Palabra -- You're right, there were several really great actors in the background of AABA. I enjoyed watching their interactions. They came across like old pros who had worked together on the boards for decades -- and in reality, they probably had!

 

Vicki -- Thanks for sharing the story of how Stella got the role. You have to admire her gumption! I still think she came across as dumb (not cute, innocent, inexperienced dumb...just plain dumb), but the directors must have been happy, so... who am I to complain! But you're right -- how could she possibly have not loved him "at least a little bit"!

 


 

POSSIBLE SPOILER* Two questions:

#1: Could someone explain the whole "Stella Maris" thing? I presume that was his lover's name. Was she an actress (it was her stage name)? A prostitue?  Is there a background to their story that I missed?

#2: Why did he always go to the dock? Because he'd been a sailor with the Navy and loved the sea? Did he know she'd sailed away?

 



AFNH 
4/26/05 at 04:58 PM

Comments:
Just been looking at the Radio Times listings for next week, and I see that Galaxy Quest is scheduled for UKTV Gold at 9pm on May Day Bank Holiday. There was a nice little review of the film on the Today's Choice section, so I've scanned it and you'll find it here.

On the radio on Sunday at 7pm on Radio 3, Derek Jacobi stars in Don Carlos, set during the reign of Philip II of Spain. It has the original cast from the stage production.
On Thursday May 2nd at 2.15pm, Adam Godley stars in The Murder of My Aunt.
Finally on BBC Radio 7 (internet & digital), Bill Nighy reads Talk of Love and War.

The big event of the week, though, is Sir Ian McKellen making his debut in Coronation Street. Now if only we could get AR to prop up the bar of The Rovers for a few weeks.......
Natasxxx 
4/26/05 at 04:02 PM

What is your location? ...shuttle between her alter-ego and herself

Comments:

She's in a Marvin mood....

 

 

But don't panic...She will get over it!!


Claudia 
4/26/05 at 02:37 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I thought about you and your iPod when I read that Sue! 

 

My Sweetie has just recently introduced me to what an iPod can do and I have to say....I can't wait for Christmas!  I've already put in my order. And I told him it was his own fault for I had not even entertained the idea until he showed me his!  LOL 

 

I have a ton of radio plays that I've been recording from BBC Radio 4 that will be perfect for an iPod.


RickiNicki 
4/26/05 at 02:36 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

I will try to get a ticket, too. I'll try it tomorrow. Elaine, how about another meet-up?


sue 
4/26/05 at 02:13 PM

Comments:

Hah! Like the bit about whether BG would get one of the Special Edition ipods!!! Well I won't part with mine not even to Bill gates! (Especially not to BG he can afford his own)

 


Claudia 
4/26/05 at 01:43 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Almost NON AR related:

 

CNN crawl just a few minutes ago about two of my favorites!

 

Bono and Bill Gates hung out together after a U2 concert in Seattle over the weekend.  Bono and Gates share a passion for Third World Devolopment. 

 

Here's the story on CNN.com

 

*grin* What does one do when you hang out with the likes of Bono or Gates?

 

 

 


Elaine 
4/26/05 at 01:32 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Kathy, you HAVE to try and get here in time. It will be a HOOT!

 Bounce 






Claudia 
4/26/05 at 11:48 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  YAY!!!! Looks like we will have yet another great showing from our group at the Chelsea event!  Can't wait to hear about it.  It ought to be a good talk! 

 

Are you still working on a day or two earlier, kathy???  Still wishing you luck that something will come up! 


Elaine 
4/26/05 at 11:29 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Hey Severina, just booked this afternoon. I, too, have no idea how I'm going to fit it in, but I'll do my best!


Peekabooh 
4/26/05 at 11:20 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
Slope posted an article at Suzanne´s GB about Carrie Anne Moss. You can find it here:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20050426.MOSS26/BNPrint/theglobeandmail/Film

Sev you lucky girl, well done and keep us informed! I wanna live in London...... *sigh*
SeverinaSnape 
4/26/05 at 10:55 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Woo hoo - registered for the fall at Chelsea and booked myself a ticket to the Andrew Marr talk.

 

Now will either have to book the day off or put my foot down about not working late...

 

Anyone else going?

 

Sev


Claudia 
4/26/05 at 10:38 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Welcome Palabra!  I'm glad you found us and hope you will post with us often. 

 

 

 

 


Claudia 
4/26/05 at 10:02 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks, Juliet!  I've just skimmed over the article and will pour over it more thoroughly a little later.  I realize ET highlights other organizations but Wise is the only one I had time to read about this morning. The purpose of Wise rings right in with what Kim and Michelle were talking about yesterday. Don't just give......you have to give AND educate if you really want to make a dent in eliminating such suffering.      

 

I think Emma Thompson is such a good writer especially when its something she is passionate about.   


Palabra 
4/26/05 at 09:46 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

The real name of the girl who played Stella in AABA is Claire Woodgate - and I'm pretty sure she was actually 20 when she did AABA.  She's done a few things since then, but nothing earthshattering.  I remember reading that she wanted the part so badly that she arrived more or less in character for the audition, so that they'd never see her as anyone other than Stella.

 

Personally I like AABA.  It has a few comedic moments but for the most part it's a tragedy of the sort Shakespeare might have written about.  I was interested to see the number of well-known people acting in it - Prunella Scales, Edward Petherbridge, Nicola Pagett, Alan Jones, Rita Tushingham, Carol Drinkwater and Peter Firth. 


Juliet 
4/26/05 at 09:45 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Not entirely OT, Emma Thompson wrote an article in Saturday's Telegraph mag about her trip to Africa on behalf of ActionAid, a charity also supported by AR, as part of the MPH campaign. You can see it here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml;sessionid=JPEW5FVGOZJR3QFIQMGSM5OAVCBQWJVC?xml=/arts/2005/04/26/ftemma23.xml&secureRefresh=true&_requestid=55033

(I hope!!)


Claudia 
4/26/05 at 09:43 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I thought the quote from the Barry Norman interview rang a little bell, AFNH so I went digging.  Here is what I found from the infamous "That Book".  Unfortunately since it is from "That Book", we can't be to sure of the authenticity.

 

And Alan himself admitted in a location interview on Barry Norman's Film 95: 'It's a strange film to be doing in a way, a bit like being a vulture on your own flesh ... we have actors playing actors, using a stage for a film set and using our own lives as raw material. Georgina is remarkable . . . she claims to be seventeen but I'm going to put it out that she's forty-three.'

 

 

 


Claudia 
4/26/05 at 09:29 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

My turn to get tomatoes..... LOL

 

I think on most film sets (with the exception of the obvious, I'm sure lol), that most nudity/sex scenes are done with only essential crew members present on set.  I forget who I heard say this and where...sorry. 

 

I've never thought what Georgina Cates did was all that bad.  In fact, I've often admired her spunk.  Now, if the situation had been reversed and she lied about being older and she was in fact a minor, then that could have been a serious problem.  

 

I find it hard to understand why AR, Mike Newell, and Hugh Grant would be "hurt" about what GC did in order to get the part. Surely, they know that sometimes it takes something out of the ordinary to win a part and understand.  

 

I've only read reports that AR was upset about the deception.  One being a Times interview that you can read on Claire's site.  And in the interview, it is Mike Newell that says that AR was a bit miffed, not AR himself. 

 

Clare Woodgate/Georgina Cates has done only a small handful of crappy films since AABA so obviously her deception got her no where.  But I still feel like no one could have played Stella better than GC. 

 

BTW, its my understanding that GC did actually legally change her name and she is married to a wealthy man and lives in Virginia.  Anyone have any more current information on her? 

 

I'm also still puzzled by "Claire Woodgate" being both GC's AND Kim Cattrall's real name. 

 

Speaking of KC, there has been no more mention of KC in relation to Snow Cake.  That's sort of a bummer for me because I really would like to see KC and AR paired up on screen!  I think there could be definite chemistry between the two.  But I suppose not all is lost though, there is still filming going on in Toronto till mid May and KC's play ends this Saturday so there is still hope! 

 

 


Juliet 
4/26/05 at 09:08 AM

What is your location? UK and supposed to be marking student assignments at work!

Comments:

Has the girl who played Stella ever done anything else? Did the deception get her anywhere in the long run?


AFNH 
4/26/05 at 07:32 AM

Comments:
I remember seeing the interview Alan gave on Barry Norman's film show, when he said "I'm going to put it about that she's older than 16" as the issue of GC's age came up.That was probably before the truth came out. No wonder so many felt deceived.
Ricky 
4/26/05 at 04:53 AM

What is your location? Austria

Comments:

Well, I can fully understand, that AR was personally hurt when he had to learn, that this girl Stella war much older than 16 - who wouldn't be, fooled like this, playin such sensitive scenes.

 

BTW - Kate Winslet made herself older to geht her part in S&S ;o)

 

Ricky


Natasxxx 
4/26/05 at 02:44 AM

Comments:

ThankU Kimberly!

 

And you're right! Googled around and read that she was 41 year "old" when she died! That's sad to read!

 

I thought she looked familiar but didn't know her name...


Vicki 
4/26/05 at 02:20 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Oh, and one more thing I forgot to mention.  ABBA does improve with repeated viewings.  I also had to rely on the subtitles the first couple of times.  Here we all supposedly speak English, yet I found many of the accents difficult to understand.  Once you've seen it once or twice with the closed captions, you will say, "D'oh!  I get it now" and will be able to enjoy it without subtitles. 

 

Watch it again in a few days or weeks.  You will notice subtleties in the story that make it very enjoyable to watch.


Kimberly 
4/26/05 at 02:11 AM

What is your location? MI

Comments:

Natasxxx: I believe AR is pictured with the British stage actress, Katrin Cartlidge. She died suddenly in 2002 of pneumonia, if I recall correctly.


Vicki 
4/26/05 at 02:05 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Dee - First of all, you are correct.  ABBA is the farthest thing from a comedy there could be.  Yes, there are comedic moments.  There are the classic dysfunctional theater types whose foibles and phobias are amusing, but it is, in essence, a tragedy.  Makes you wonder if the marketing people ever actually watch the film. 

 

I like your comment on how AR lends an element of the heroic to his character.  In another actor's hands, this character could easily come off as a heartless cad, a prima donna (or perhaps I should say Il Divo), or a clueless, idiotic jerk.  But AR plays it with enough humanism and skill that, despite his seduction of this young girl, you see that he does still have a heart and a conscience. 

 

The character of Stella comes off as dumb because she is dumb.  (You would have to be to not realize that you're in bed with such a sexy man!!  ). 

 

I don't know if you've read the back story on how she got this part?  First of all, the actress' real name is not Georgiana Cates.  Apparently, she first auditioned as herself, under her real name and was turned away....they wanted a younger actress...near the age of sixteen, like the character.  So she went back again, under a different name, little or no make-up, a juvenile hair-do, and lied about her age.....and she got the part!  No one recognized her as the same actress who had auditioned earlier.  Apparently, she had everyone fooled.  But later, and I can't remember if it was near the end of the shoot or after the film wrapped, but the truth came out and not everyone was pleased...especially AR.

 

The story goes that because he and this young actress were filming some very adult scenes together, he went out of his way to try and be sensitive and make her feel as comfortable as possible (such a gentleman ) even as far as seeing that there were as few crew members as possible hanging around on the days they were shooting these scenes.  It was reported that he was not happy about finding out that all this time, she was an adult actress in her 20's and not an inexperienced teenager as he was led to believe.  He probably felt that he had been made a fool of...and he wasn't the only one.  I guess Mike Newell (the director) wasn't real pleased upon hearing the news either.

 

In her defense however, it is really tough out there to get good roles.  As a struggling unknown, you would do almost anything to get a part in a film like this.  A well-known, successful director and fabulous cast.  Who could say we wouldn't do the same thing?  I can see both sides of the issue.  She knew she could play the clueless teenager role, and by-God, she proved it.  I'm sure now that 10 years have passed, those bitter feelings have disappeared.


Natasxxx 
4/26/05 at 01:16 AM

What is your location? ...GoodMoining.....

Comments:

Question: can someone tell me who the lady next to Al?

TnX!!!

 


Alfan 
4/25/05 at 11:26 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

I too wondered about the fact that AABA was considered a comody,,,,,the only thing really funny about that movie is Hugh Grants hair.


Elaine 
4/25/05 at 11:21 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Right, so now I want to go even more! Just been to the website and I realise it is in the new Art College site on Millbank. This used to be the Army Medical Services College and I have spent many a fond-remembered time in the lecture theatre and at Regimental Dinners in the huge Dining Hall. I really hope they have not done too much to it as it was beautiful inside. We were all very sorry when they decided to sell it. We lost our very well liked Adjutant too as he went on to oversee the closure and transfer of the building. It will be really interesting to go back! Now all I need is a day off!


Elaine 
4/25/05 at 11:10 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Kathy, what a dilemma you have left me with! So few days off, so much to do! I'd love to go to that Chelsea thing, but can I swing it somehow? There must be a way!

How sad about those toddlers. It's a worry that lives with mothers every day of their lives. You just have to take all the precautions that you possibly can.

Dee, I cannot abide the Stella character in AABA. I really want to slap her! But AR looks great in this film, so I excuse her - a bit.


Dee 
4/25/05 at 10:53 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Kathy - We all feel your pain! Any way you can change the date that you'll be in London?

 

POSSIBLE SPOILERS* I just watched AABA for the first time. Can anyone explain why the DVD jacket called it a "warm hearted comedy" and "hilarious"? In my humble opinion, there was nothing funny about it at all. Did I miss something? It was more of a character study of a group of emotionally challenged people --with a tragic ending.

 

AR looked gorgeous (I thought I'd start panting and groaning along with him at one point ) and comes across very dashing. Loved the leather coat! He brought an element of the heroic to his character that was wonderful. I also thought Hugh Grant did a good job with his despicable character.

 

But the actress who played Stella was horribly disappointing (once again, just my opinion). I couldn't understand half of what she said and had to turn on the subtitles to follow conversation (her teeth also needed a good brushing, but that's my own personal hangup ). I think she was trying to portray Stella as deep, introspective, intelligent and eager for grownup experiences...but with all of her mumblings and open-mouth stares, she just came across as dumb.

 

Sorry to drone on. If AABA is one of your favorite movies, I apologize profusely! I'm going to watch it a few more times -- maybe it improves with repeated viewings? At least I can pause/slow motion AR's sex scenes! I just feel like such a traitor for not liking it better!


sue 
4/25/05 at 06:39 PM

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Don't think I shall be able to make that one, I have al ot of stuff booked for June (AR, U2 etc etc) and am rapidly running out of money!! I might be sidetracked looking at Andrew Marrs ears if I went! But never say never eh!


Claudia 
4/25/05 at 06:34 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Good eBay browsing, Sue!!!  Those pics from MNiRC don't look as good as the ones Nit and Gloria took.  I hope people will steer clear of them. 

 

kathy!  We have got to figure out a way to get you to London a couple days earlier!  Dang it!  If you can't get there then, at least it sounds like he will be there and apt to show up for some more stuff!  Maybe something will come up.  Elaine, RickiNicki, Sue, anyone??? Do you think you will get to go? You know we have to live through you!

 

The missing toddlers is terribly terribly sad, Sue.  The recent cases of missing/lost/dead children have just about been to hard to take. 


sue 
4/25/05 at 05:40 PM

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Hang on ! Someone further down wants £9.99!!!!

Also someone is selling 4 Great Unique photos from the MNiRC 1st night HERE. Hope they aren't the ones off TARF.


sue 
4/25/05 at 05:34 PM

Comments:

Aww Kathy!! You aren't having much luck are YOU? No Kevin Spacey and now No Alan!!!

 

Just saw THISon Ebay. In the immortal words of Victor Meldrew "I don't believe It!!" This dvd was free in yesterday's Sunday Times. There is an interesting 30 minute piece on HHG2TG but No, repeat No Alan Rickman apart from a couple of clips from the movie with Marvin (Marvin, Not Melvin). These clips are on other trailers except for one where he says "Freeze?I'm a robot not a refridgerator" and the jerk is asking £8.99!! Don't touch it!!


kathy 
4/25/05 at 05:24 PM

What is your location? p**** off is what I am........... to quote metatron.

Comments:

Ladies, the below is info about the interview with alan Rickman at his alma mater Chelsea Art School.  Now, I want you to notice it is the 21st of June.  That is my birthday.  Will I be in London then?  NO!!! I will be in London the 23rd.  Can my timing be possibly any worse?????

 

 

 

Andrew Marr talks with Alan Rickman Lecture Theatre 21 June 6.30pm
Andrew Marr, broadcaster (BBC Political Editor) talks with Chelsea graduate Alan Rickman, one of the UK’s leading actors.
Tickets £7 (£4 concessions) by telephoning 020 7269 1606

Andrew Marr talks with Richard Deacon. Lecture Theatre 28 June 6.30pm
Andrew Marr, broadcaster (BBC Political Editor) talks with Visiting Professor and Chelsea graduate Richard Deacon, award-winning British sculptor (Turner Prize 1989).
Tickets £7 (£4 concessions) by telephoning 020 7269 1606

Sniff, sniff, somebody please go and tell me what I've missed!!!



sue 
4/25/05 at 05:23 PM

What is your location? england

Comments:

Just read that tragic story about the missing Georgia toddlers, so sad.


AFNH 
4/25/05 at 04:40 PM

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Er - make that rhubarb tarts......
AFNH 
4/25/05 at 04:39 PM

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Lucy - loved your "It's Not A Good Morning" animation - ***hoot***! I can sympathise, I have a morning like that every morning - LOL!

Sue - thanks for the BN interview. It made me laugh reading about his lack of pulling power, when the exact opposite was stated in the Kevin Lloyd autobiography. Mind you, it was the 70's, he probably couldn't remember anyway!

Peekabooh - nice to see that pic again - Alan amongst the delphiniums with his little pot plant - so sweet.

Claudia - many thanks for the link to that interview - and what a lovely pic. It does seem to be the longest he's given in ages. I can see next time he makes a public appearance, he'll be inundated with rhubarb crumble, tarts and custard by well-meaning fans trying to feed him up!
Claudia 
4/25/05 at 04:38 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Never mind what's he got in his bag...what's with the woman in the background with the pink hair?  She's to tall to be Mrs. Slocomb!  LOL


sue 
4/25/05 at 12:20 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/community/gbhunks/

Comments:

Yes Peekabooh, looks like a pot wrapped in pink tissue paper. When the pic came out a couple of years back there was much fun to be had wondering why he was carrying a couple of loorolls round with him!!

I was amazed to learn of the American recruiting methods too Elaine. I can't imagine many Brit teens taking kindly to that! (Mother of two teen boys myself!)


Elaine 
4/25/05 at 11:35 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Thanks for that article, Kimberley. As in most conflicts, there are stories to be told on both sides, equally tragic, equally worthy. But I agree with Sue, although there was an underlying current of political bias, the play itself was about Rachel, and no one else. As for Rachel's parents launching them selves into protests, perhaps the mothers of the "other Rachels" should  protest at the injustices and waste of their own daughter's deaths. It all comes down to how you handle grief and loss.

As a member of the UK military (albeit a reservist, and a volunteer) I am always surprised at the vigour of the US Military Machine and it's recruiting tactics. We binned the old "recruiting sergeant" method of going round pubs, schools, etc offering "The King's Shilling" half a century ago. We get the odd advert on the TV, very small newspaper ads, and stands at Shows and exhibitions that draw in mostly kids wanting the chance to play with "Army things" rather than consider joining uo when they get old enough. But we don't have to register either. I can't believe you still have to do that as I thought "the draft" was no longer. I think if you don't go OTT for recruits, then at least you get young people who actually want to be in the military, and not someone who thinks it might be a good idea after a night boozing down the pub! And although our armed forces are known not to have the best equipment or the best facilities, at least we don't have to serve on tours longer than 6 months, unlike the US. That must be awful. I served 3 months in Iraq and that was plenty, thank you. I've read that your reservists are often just about to go home when they get told they have to stay for another 6 months or year. That must be awful! We volunteer, and although they can keep us for 2 years, it has never been done because they know that we would go straight home and resign, or never volunteer again! You have to have good will on both sides. And I'm still against the war! We should be out of Iraq now as we haven't done them any favours!

OOPS! BIG OT post!  I'm Sorry

 

Oh and Hi to Kate! Nice to see you post here! Come back again. And to Ricky Nicky,  Waving back.

 

Red Tango, we knew you would not disappoint us! 

 

And lastly, my son actually bought a Make Poverty History wristband before me! Now Ive got to go down to Oxfam and get one too! (And the ad was on last night - but not the one with AR. I find that really odd.)

 

Peekaboo, that pic was taken at the Chelsea Flower Show a couple of years ago. I think it's a pot plant!






Peekabooh 
4/25/05 at 11:24 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

I forgot to post this one.... what the heck is in that bag???


Peekabooh 
4/25/05 at 11:10 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
Don´t know if it has been posted yet, but here is the story that goes with the Walking Dog pics:
http://www.chroniclejournal.com/story.shtml?id=26825
and if it has been posted... sorry, but one can never see/read about AR enough! LOL
kathy 
4/25/05 at 11:02 AM

What is your location? arkansas

Comments:

Kimberley--Thanks for the other view point.  I actually take no sides on the Israeli Palestinian issue other than they both should be ashamed.  Equal guilt, equal tragedy.  Such waste of human life is appalling.  No Rachel should die. No Jewish family or British family, or American or Palestinian family should have to grieve the loss of their child from the conflict over this issue.  I do however imagine that AR tried to be balanced.  He's smart enough to know how explosive this issue is. Anyway off my soap box.

 

Claudia, thanks also for OK to discuss these topics.  I am so glad to hear people from all over express their opinions--somehow I think that lively thought and discussion is what AR has in mind when he gets involved some of these projects. and as usual everyone here is wonderful, articulate and accepting of others views, even if different from their own--agree to disagree and still be friends!   Good on everyone!           


Claudia 
4/25/05 at 09:23 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Good morning, everyone!  Sorry for being a little late on posting but its been a slow (cool) morning! Mondays can be that way sometimes.  LOL 

 

Thanks for the report from the 19th Kate in the Midwest.  I'm looking forward to everyone else's reports when they return from the UK. 

 

Kimberly, I just have to say that your posts are certainly AR related.  I mean, after all, the man does devote a great deal of his life to helping the less fortunate so our talking about it (and most especially doing something) certainly falls into "on topic"!   

 

Oh and BTW, I think I've told you this before in private but, Lila Lipscomb is one of my heros.  Bless her heart, she has really become a shining example to follow.  

 

Hmmmm, I didn't realize that Michael Moore (another of my heros) knew AR!!!!  There has to be a way for MM to work AR into one of his films!  LOL    

 

I hope everyone will continue to post your thoughts and feelings on this board.  I have thoroughly enjoyed reading so far and hope it will continue. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kimberly 
4/25/05 at 07:58 AM

What is your location? MI-The Snow is Melting! Yea!!

Comments:

Michelle: I have always loved the starfish story, too. However, I do like to take it to a higher level. Rather than stand at the seashore throwing the starfish back, why not find out what is causing the starfish to beach in such large numbers? Once that problem is solved,(through systemic change), all the starfish will be saved, and we can move on to other problems that plague the starfish.  (I'm using the starfish metaphorically here as representative of human beings/societal ills.)  I hope you get what I mean and I haven't been too convoluted!


Michelle 
4/25/05 at 07:34 AM

What is your location? England

Comments:

Kimberley and Kathy- Your posts are not O/T at all. If everyone in the wealthier nations tried to make a difference in what ever way they could then it benefits us all That star fish story is spot on to describe ARs philosophy on life, con't you think? Just do what you can and don;t make a fuss about it.


Natasxxx 
4/25/05 at 06:01 AM

What is your location? ...5 minutes and then I'm offfff!!!

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Girls,  thnx for all the new articles...!!

 

 

I'm off for now!


Kimberly 
4/25/05 at 05:33 AM

What is your location? Flint, MI- Birthplace of Generous Motors

Comments:

Kathy: A wonderful book which tells the stories of a few of the young men who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq, as told by their mothers, is "A Mother's Tears."  The website is here:

http://www.motherstears.com/index.html  Lila Lipscomb's story is included in this collection.  What is sad is how many of the young men died doing tasks which they were not trained for, but superiors insisted they perform, or died due to faulty equipment.

 

Btw, Kathy, my late mother was from Arkansas. My cousin, Martha Shoffner, was a state representative from Jackson County for a few years. She decided to run for State Auditor in the last election and lost to Jim Wood, I believe. I have visited the state many times and understand your frustation with the lack of cultural resources and booze!  BUT, there is also a lot I love about the state, too. (Arkansas Trivia: Hemingway wrote "The Sun Also Rises" in Arkansas, as his last wife was from AR=not alan rickman, btw. )

 

My last comment here, I hope, on volunteerism: I just want to point out that as a volunteer I try to create systemic change, not just random acts of kindness, however nice those may be.  I really take to heart the saying: You can give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day, OR you can teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

 

Geez, Kate, look what you started! I never post this much. And, none of it is Rickman-related either......

 

 


RickiNicki 
4/25/05 at 04:47 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Oh,  Claudia, for the lovely interview! I like his hair!

 

And thank you, Kimberly, for the review!

 

back to Elaine and to Kate! Kate, did you have a nice trip back to the U.S.?

 

 


Sue 
4/25/05 at 04:22 AM

Comments:

Thanks for that Kimberley. It is always good to see the other point of view. I am certainly not going down the "Right or wrong"  debate road. All of those deaths were pointless. I would however just take  one quote :

"But ultimately, this play isn't really about Corrie, but about fomenting hatred of Israel."

I have seen the play and that is one thing I do think the play did so well, it was about her and not about making people hate Israel. IMHO!

 

 

Lucy - love the icon!


Kimberly 
4/25/05 at 03:23 AM

What is your location? MI

Comments:

Another view of Rachel Corrie:

 

The forgotten Rachels



My Name Is Rachel Thaler is not the title of a play likely to be produced anytime soon in London. Thaler, aged 16, was blown up at a pizzeria in an Israeli shopping mall. She died after an 11-day struggle for life following the February 16, 2002 attack when a suicide bomber approached a crowd of teenagers and blew himself up.

She was a British citizen, born in London, where her grandparents still live. Yet I doubt that anyone at London's Royal Court Theatre, or most people in the British media, have heard of her. "Not a single British journalist has ever interviewed me or mentioned her death," her mother, Ginette, told me last week.

Thaler's parents donated her organs for transplant (helping to save the life of a young Russian man), and grieved quietly. After the accidental killing of Rachel Corrie, by contrast, her parents embarked on a major publicity campaign. They traveled to Ramallah to accept a plaque from Yasser Arafat on behalf of their daughter. They circulated her emails and diary entries to a world media eager to publicize them.

Among those who published extracts from them in 2003 was the influential British leftist daily The Guardian. This in turn inspired a new play, My Name Is Rachel Corrie, which opened this month at the Royal Court Theatre, one of London most prestigious venues. (The New York Times recently described it as "the most important theatre in Europe.")

The play is co-edited and directed by Katharine Viner, editor of The Guardian's weekend magazine, and by film star Alan Rickman (of Die Hard and Harry Potter fame). Their script weaves together extracts from Corrie's journals and e-mails.

For those who don't recall the story, Rachel Corrie was a young American radical who burned mock-American flags at pro-Hamas rallies in Gaza in February 2003. A short while later she died after jumping in front of an Israeli army bulldozer that was attempting to demolish a structure suspected of concealing tunnels used for smuggling weapons.

Partly because of the efforts of Corrie and her fellow activists in the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), the IDF was unable to stop the flow of weapons through these tunnels. Those weapons were later used to kill Israeli children in the town of Sderot in southern Israel, and elsewhere.

However, in many hundreds of articles written on Corrie and published worldwide in the last two years, most papers have been careful to omit such details. So have Rickman and Viner, leaving almost all the critics who have reviewed the play completely clueless about the background of the events with which it deals.

"Corrie was always a progressive with a conscience she went to work with the International Solidarity Movement in Gaza," wrote Michael Billington in The Guardian last week, without a shred of explanation as to what the ISM actually is.

ISM is routinely described as a "peace group" in the Western media. Few make any mention of ISM's meeting with British suicide bombers Omar Khan Sharif and Assif Muhammad Hanif, who a few days later blew up Mike's Place, a Tel Aviv pub, killing three and injuring dozens – including British citizens. Or of the ISM's sheltering in its office Shadi Sukia, a leading member of Islamic Jihad. Or of the fact that in its mission statement the ISM says "armed struggle" is a Palestinian "right."

"'Israel' is an illegal entity that should not exist," wrote ISM media coordinator Flo Rosovski, clarifying the ISM's idea of peace.

Unfortunately for those who have sought to portray Corrie as a peaceful protester, photos of her burning a mock American flag and stirring up crowds in Gaza were published by the Associated Press and on Yahoo News on February 15, 2003, before she died. But the play doesn't mention this.

So British reviewers are left to tell the British public that the play is a "true-life tragedy" in which Corrie's "unselfish goodness shines through" (Evening Standard).

"Corrie was murdered after joining a non-violent Palestinian resistance organization," writes Emma Gosnell in the Sunday Telegraph ("murdered" is a term even Corrie's staunchest defenders have hesitated to use up to now).

Charles Spencer in The Daily Telegraph talks of "Corrie's concern for suffering humanity one leaves the theatre mourning not only Rachel Corrie but also one's own loss of the idealism and reckless courage of youth."

In one of the most astonishing comments, Michael Billington, the Guardian's critic, writes of the play: "The danger of right-on propaganda is avoided."

It is ironic to reflect that there have been several real victims of the intifada called Rachel – and hard to believe that these critics have ever heard of them. All these other Rachels died within a few months of Corrie but – unlike her – in circumstances that weren't disputed. They were deliberately murdered:
Rachel Levy (17, blown up in a grocery store); Rachel Levi (19, shot while waiting for the bus); Rachel Gavish (killed with her husband, son and father while at home celebrating a Pessah meal); Rachel Charhi (blown up while sitting in a Tel Aviv cafe, leaving three young children); Rachel Shabo (murdered with her three sons aged 16, 13 and five, while at home).

Only one critic (Clive Davis in London's The Times) dismisses parts of the play as "unvarnished propaganda." At one point Corrie declares: "The vast majority of Palestinians right now, as far as I can tell, are engaging in Gandhian non-violent resistance." As Davis notes, "Even the late Yasser Arafat might have blushed at that one."

Rachel Corrie's death was undoubtedly tragic. But ultimately, this play isn't really about Corrie, but about fomenting hatred of Israel. The production is now sold out and there is talk of it being staged in America. The Royal Court is also rushing out a printed edition of the play to give to schools.

The writer is the former Jerusalem correspondent of The Sunday Telegraph.


Barbara the H 
4/25/05 at 01:57 AM

What is your location? New Zealand

Comments:

Nice starfish story, Kathy. Just trying to do one small helpful thing can make a difference. Pebble in a pond sort of thing.


kathy 
4/25/05 at 01:49 AM

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Kimberley-It has been a very weird experience since both my boys are now 18 and have "registered" as they have to do in case the military wants them.  We get phone calls constantly from military recruiters who want to do all kinds of "wonderful" educational things for my boys.  And the mail is incredible.  I am definitely NOT anti-military, but it got so crazy I finally told the last one that my son has a chronic illness and would not be eligible, and besides I didn't want him to be cannon fodder anyway.  No more phone calls.  Michael Morre is great.  I think I mentioned this before, but before the election MM came to UCA where I go to school and talked for 2 hours and answered questions for even more--also had places to register to vote.  Very gracious and giving to the overflowing crowd that went to see him. Somehow I wasn't surprised to hear MM knows AR.  If everyone gives a little extra in his/her own special way it will add up to alot. AR is a great example of quietly helping where he can without fanfare. Reminds me of a story I heard somewhere --a little girl is walking along a beach throwing in star fish that got washed up on shore. There were hundreds of them. A man walking along said, little girl it's not going to make any difference there are too many to throw back in.  She thought a minute and said, but it makes a difference to this one.

 

Ooh my time is up, too--how'd I get so long winded tonight? sorry!

 


RedTango 
4/25/05 at 01:21 AM

What is your location? Burbank, Ca

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://alanrickmangallery.com

Comments:
Greetings, denizens.

The recent developments certainly did not miss the reporters out in the field keeping tabs on the panda as he continues his journey thru the frosty, wind whipped Wawa. Fond memories of pie, tarts and firelogs are etched into his mind.

Hot tubs, too. Heh.

New post on http://www.livejournal.com/community/alanrickman



Entry will be added to my site on the "nanner" page for future reference.


Enjoy!



Lucy 
4/25/05 at 01:13 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Kimberly, wow!  You've done so many wonderful things.  I agree with you about the military, btw.  I, too, have issues with rich, oil-glutted politicians using penniless kids as cannon fodder for their own personal gain.

 

I really want AR to bring this play over here, and you're right: there would be a lot of interest.

 

 


Kimberly 
4/25/05 at 12:43 AM

What is your location? Michigan==Where We Have Snow!!!!

Comments:

Kate: Thank you for the review.  How lucky you are to have seen the play in London!

 

Getting out of your front and doing something to better the world  isn't hard--especially if you live in Flint, Michigan!  I have worked in Economic/Job Training for the past 20 years and am now working on my master's in social work.  (Some trivia: My former co-worker and good friend, Lila Lipscomb, was in Michael Moore's film, "Farenheit 911." Michael Moore dedicated his book, "Dude, Where's My Country?," to Rachel Corrie. Michael hails from Flint and still lives in the area.)

 

As for being of service, I currently volunteer at my local resource center, connecting people to the services they require to live a quality life: food, shelter, ..... well, you name it, we can usually find it. I have donated my time as a tutor to kids who parents were both imprisoned, helped illiterate adults learn to read, and threw a hard-boiled egg () at an Army Recruiter trying to recruit young, impoverished high school drop-outs at our local youth center.  (He didn't see me do it and when he turned around, he asked me--the professional looking lady in the blue suit--if I saw anything; I just looked bewildered.) The egg was part of my lunch, btw. (I also don't hate the military, btw, but I do question some of their tactics, nonetheless.)  Okay, I don't recommend the egg-throwing as a community service venture!

 

So, get ye out into your communities.  Together we can make a difference, one deed at a time!

 

My Personal Creed:

 

[Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. Eugene V. Debs]

 

Also, yesterday I had a very "Arab" kind of day.  I went to get my hair and nails done. My hairdresser, Hani, is a Palestinian Christian from Israel. My nail tech, Kira, is from Lebanon. When Kira was a small child, she and her family came back from visiting an aunt and found their house was no more--it had been reduced to a pile of rubble by a bomb. Hani lost three Palestinian friends  when a suicide bomber hit a disco in Israel.  I mentioned Rachel Corrie to both of them. They hadn't heard of her, but they thought she made a bad decision going to Rafah. Hani said he wouldn't go to Rafah, it's so bad there and he's Palestinian.

 

After this, I met a friend for lunch at a restaurant called "The Jerusalem Inn."  Saw a friend of my cousin's, Yusef, who is a Muslim Palestinian from Nazareth. He is much more "political" than Hani and Kira.  We talked a bit about Rachel Corrie and the situation in Gaza.  He hadn't heard of her, either, but thought it just a great tragedy, among other things.

 

At any rate, I couldn't stop thinking what a weird day yesterday was, and I just could not keep Rachel Corrie or the Palestinian situation off my mind. I think I should contact Michael Moore and since he knows Alan Rickman, have him convince Alan to bring the play to Flint. We have one of the largest Arab populations in the country, so I think interest in the play would be quite high.  

 

Ah.....I think I've used up my alloted GB space for the month, havent' I.  I just had to share and hope I didn't bore y'all.

 

 

 


Kate 
4/24/05 at 10:46 PM

What is your location? in the Midwest

Comments:

I was in the audience at the April 19th My Name is Rachel Corrie performance and I’m still trying to sort out my thoughts and feelings. I’m definitely ashamed that I hadn’t heard of this young woman’s story before the play, but I’m also trying to figure out how best to get involved in issues beyond my family and my front door.

I do hope that The Royal Court & Co. are able to share this moving work with more than just the 85 people a night who’ve seen it since it opened. Regardless of your politics, Rachel’s words are moving. Her sister told us that she transcribed Rachel’s journals and that – except in a very few cases – Rachel hadn’t scratched out or edited anything. A humbling thought for someone who has to re-re-re-re-write as much as I do.

One thing that is absolutely clear to me is that I loved meeting so many of my fellow GBers and Rickmaniacs. We are a diverse lot, but we have a point of common interest. I, for one, applaud Mr. Rickman for uniting us, even if he’s unaware of that aspect of his humanitarian work.

   Wink 






Emily 
4/24/05 at 10:09 PM

Comments:

Saw this on an HP site. Brian Cox is being replaced as the voice of Aslan in the "Chronicles of Narnia" movie. Here's what the item says:

 

The big news of the Biola Media Conference is that Brian Cox is no longer doing the voice of Aslan! Apparently he has lost some weight and his voice has changed.

Reportedly, Jason Isaacs, Timothy Dalton, Sean Bean, Gerard Butler, Ian McKellen, and Ralph Fiennes have all auditioned for the part. No choice has yet been made.

 

I can think of a voice that would be perfect.


Lucy 
4/24/05 at 09:41 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Here's a little animation I made.


Elaine 
4/24/05 at 08:29 PM

Comments:

So sorry, Daydreamer!

I really need to open another window so that I know who I'm thanking! Memory loss comes with age unfortunately.

 

For Fan Fic 'ficianados, Azazello has finally finished her HP epic, "But You Alone". I have been following this fic since she started it eons ago. It is a Sev/HG ship, but at least HG is an adult, and it is so well written, I have found it completely absorbing and addictive. You can find it over at "Ashwinder"  (ashwinder.sycophanthex.com) I really recommend this for a good "online" read!

 


Dee 
4/24/05 at 07:27 PM

What is your location? spring has deserted Indiana

Comments:

Kimberly -- Those buttertarts look fabulous (and they were even named after me!). No wonder AR loves them - but I'll bet they are wicked pudge-makers!

Also: and thanks for the headsup on the eBay "fake" photos. Man...to think of all the years I've wasted actually working for a living when I could get rich with my own STUPID photo manipulation business! Disgusting!

 

Claudia - Rhubarb is a staple in spring cooking around here. Pie, crisps, cobblers, sauces...you name it, we put rhubarb in it! Ya want some recipes!?

 

Juliet -- No way! Indiana should host the Rhubarb Fest for AR! I've already started planning the pie eating contest and have declared myself the first Rhubarb Queen!

 

BTW - the lineless photos weren't my work. Daydreamer did the magic on those beautiful pictures!

 


sue 
4/24/05 at 04:24 PM

Comments:

Made a new paper from B&W pix:

 


Juliet 
4/24/05 at 03:19 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Rhubarb?

 

OK, get onto Wakefield Council first thing tomorrow morning and get them to invite AR to the next annual rhubarb festival. I kid you not.

 

Yorkshire rhubarb is acknowledged as the finest there is, and Wakefield is the UK capital of rhubarb, and it's only 5 miles from my house!! LOL!


Tess 
4/24/05 at 02:22 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://alanholic.boo.pl

Comments:
Claudia! We want to make a little InternetShop. We want to give fans something connected to AR - in Poland it's impossible to buy even movies!!! If we get some money selling gadgets, of course we won't keep them for ourselves!!! I work as a volunteer in an orphanage and I've made an agreement with them - if this works out we will sign an official document that I will put on our site saying that all the money goes to the kids. We don't want to benefit from that! Everything will be legal and official so no need to worry. BUT WE NEED SUPPORT.
If someone really wants to help us, some details you can find on the site.
sue 
4/24/05 at 01:01 PM

What is your location? upstairs

Comments:
Suzanne has posted 3 caps that Slope made of AR's character dogwalking on the GB. Doesn't look like one of Natures natural dogwalkers, does he???
Elaine 
4/24/05 at 11:41 AM

Comments:

Kathy, nice to see that you are back in the land of the living. I'm sure it will all be worth it in the end!

Just been on Itunes to see what was new for downloading. They have a Marvin Playlist and exclusive "Marvin Mixes" by Stephen Fry. (I've got "Reasons to be Miserable" but there's no sound bite of AR.) I can't leave a link as there isn't really one to go to. Just go on the site and follow the links.


kathy 
4/24/05 at 11:31 AM

What is your location? ashamed to say finally awake........

Comments:

This is a busy place today.

 

Hi Elaine and Barbara the H.

 

Thanks for the article on BN he is great, I enjoyed it very much.

Claudia, I have to thank you for cluing me in to ICtC with BN It was a very touching movie.

 

What is the deal with John Malcovitch???  Not only is he not sexy, he is not good looking nor is he a good actor.  Every movie I have seen him in he plays john Malcovitch! --I have the same opinion of Clint Eastwood (I'm sure my husband is rolling in his grave at that bit of blasphemy!!!)

 

Elaine, thanks for the TV clips, not only are you talented, you're very generous.  You go girl!!!

 

Love the pics and without lines--good job everyone!

 

 This will be me today, shoveling out my house after having my head in the books and nothing else for weeks, God-forbid my boys should recognize much less cleanup the mess!

 

two more weeks of school, then I am going to make a trip across the boarder and buy me some booze and celebrate!!!

 

 

 


jamie 
4/24/05 at 11:17 AM

Comments:

Hi.. I read this post :

 

Michelle  
Today at 02:02 AM

What is your location?
England

Comments:

Oh, what a lovely surprise to wake up to that interview. He's so sweet. He really thinks that people only like him because of Snape. He has no idea what effect he has on us.

 

Which Interview do you mean? Can I read it somewhere on this side?


Elaine 
4/24/05 at 10:44 AM

Comments:

I like rhubab crumble better than pie - with lots of evaporated milk over the top! Lovely Laurie brought me a big jar of Vermont Maple Syrup and I am looking forward to plonking that all over something delish - when I've finished my diet. (But does it ever finish? No, only goes on "hold") Now I shall have to look at buttertarts.

Dee, good job on the pics. I had a quick go at work last night thinking they would be easy - but they are not because they are so didgitised so well done.

I have a sneaky feeling that MNiRC has a lot to thank the AR fandom world for it's sell out, but that is not a bad thing. We are all from such varied backgrounds and usually bring along non AR obsessives with us. I think it will help when they start looking for other theatres to show it.

I keep seing that ebay thing. What a cheek the guy has! And as said, most people could do better than that if they really wanted to - it's so naff!

Now I keep thinking of pies and sweet desserts! Must go and eat a banana or something.


Peekabooh 
4/24/05 at 10:32 AM

What is your location? sunny Netherlands

Comments:
Wow, I haven´t been here for a couple of hours and look where I have to scroll down to! You´ve been all so busy providing us with pictures, articles and links. I just wanna tell you all how much I appreciate you and this GB.
So THANKS EVERYONE and have a wonderful weekend!
Claudia 
4/24/05 at 10:07 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

YAY! Dee for the lineless photos!  I really am amazed at the new photos!  I like black and white photography very much. 

 

Tess, will the gadgets be up for charity purposes?

 

Buttertarts!  I had no idea what they were either. Thanks for the link Kim.  How delicious do they look?  And they come in mine and Sweetie's favorite flavors too.  Southern Pecan (his) and Maple Walnut (mine). Gosh, my eyes are rolling back at just the thought of how rich those things must be!  LOL

 

I've always heard of Rhubarb pie before but I've never had a hankering to seek it out for sampling.  I think it has something to do with the name, maybe?  LOL

 

Can't wait to see your website, Elaine!  Saying "Watch this space" is very appropriate!

 

Kim, I thought that Snape chair was the stupidest and ugliest thing on eBay but now I suppose its just the ugliest!  LOL  Heck, our artists here can do a better manip than that guy! 

 

Can't wait for the "AR Hands video"!  You've got my curiousity up!

 

Thanks Barbara and Emily for the Sunday Observer.  Wow!  "The fastest sellout" in The Royal Court's 30 year history!

 

Sue the Times Online inteview is just fine.  Except for that little bit that clumps John Malkovich in as part of the "thinking woman's crumpet fest".  Excuse me while I go hug the toilet for a few minutes. 

 

 

 


sue 
4/24/05 at 10:00 AM

Comments:

Another 4* review of MNiRC in The Sunday Times:


Natasxxx 
4/24/05 at 09:06 AM

What is your location? .....

Comments:

DayDreamer very very niccceeeeee!!!!!


Ali-Pat 
4/24/05 at 08:43 AM

What is your location? gloomily watching the snow fall

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

Sue,thanks for the article.

Kaat, thanks for the rare photos,

Daydreamer--thanks for removing the lines.

 

You are all helping to make this SNOWY April Sunday more bearable.


Tess 
4/24/05 at 08:22 AM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://alanholic.boo.pl

Comments:
I just want to say You are totally amazing! I mean all those graphic stuff...
And I just wonder... Alanholic's site is 6 moths online now and we want to make some gadgets - T-shirts, mugs, etc. What we need is good graphic designs. And maybe someone would like to help us? If You have a good idea or want to design something, we'll be delighted...

And I want to add that we don't do it for any financial purposes...
Carol 
4/24/05 at 07:41 AM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

Just a small irony, especially as we've all read how AR did not complain about the weather in Wawa...

...but now that production in Wawa has apparently wrapped, they are going to get snow both today and tomorrow, at least if the forecast in Sault Ste. Marie is any indication!  (Looking out my window right now, I'd say there's a good 3 to 4 inches on the ground where I'm at.) 


Daydreamer 
4/24/05 at 07:35 AM

Comments:
And the rest:





ENJOY!
Daydreamer 
4/24/05 at 06:24 AM

Comments:
Good morning! (o.k. it's noon here, but, well, it's sunday... )

Here is the first "without blue stripe" picture:



The rest will follow.

Natasxxx:
wow! nice! they really look similar to these pictures.
Natasxxx 
4/24/05 at 04:36 AM

What is your location? ..refreshed....

Comments:

KIMBERLY--> found it "accidentally" by  ....serving around the world, looking 4 pictures! (With a view risks....ones I received a virus for free.....)....

 

And thank u for your kind words about my icon!!!!


Sue 
4/24/05 at 04:17 AM

Comments:

I found this on Times On-line from yesterday. An interview with Bill Nighy so is O/T even if AR is briefly mentioned. I copied it but am at a loss at how to share without taking up loads of this page as it is rather Long. So I have pasted here anyway and Claudia please remove if it is taking up too much space.

 

On paper, the long-awaited film of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is an unlikely thinking-woman’s crumpet-fest. John Malkovich, Alan Rickman and Bill Nighy, all in one movie.

 

Except it turns out that Malkovich, in bottle-bottom specs, plays a repulsive baddie called Humma Kavula who is nothing but a torso on weird robot legs, and Rickman doesn’t actually appear at all, since he is just the voice of Marvin, the paranoid android. Thank goodness Bill Nighy is rather dashing as Slartibartfast, the planet designer who – as every nerd knows – wins an award for creating the twiddly bits around the Norwegian fjords.


He has the air of having partied to the very edge of self-destruction, pulled back and acquired a little wisdom without forfeiting any cool

 

In a long, greased-back wig and majestic hooded fur robe, Nighy could be the bass player in a pomp rock band. Even as an intergalactic architect there’s something of the old rocker about Nighy. “Billy Connolly said I had rock’n’roll legs,” he says, stretching them out long and languidly, hands in the pockets of his beautiful Dunhill suit. “In the Seventies, you needed legs you could tie a message to. And I have them, apparently.”

 

Nighy is often asked which band he used to be in. The

confusion lies in his having twice played raddled rock stars: the Bowie-esque, platform-heeled lead singer in Still Crazy and his movie-stealing performance as Billy Mack in Love Actually. But the real reason is something more fundamental: like Marianne Faithfull, Iggy Pop or Keith Richards, Nighy, 55, has the air of having partied to the very edge of self-destruction, pulled back and acquired a little wisdom without forfeiting any cool.

 

In person, he looks, oddly, somewhat like Michael Heseltine, the same mane and colouring; but Nighy is more pinched, less lustrous – an old lion, but a moth-eaten one. Yet there is elegance in his languid 6ft 2in frame: he moves gorgeously and wears clothes very, very well. A suit at all times. Once a mod, always a mod, he says. “I aspired to what they call ‘top mod-ness’, which basically meant a suit and Ravel loafers and Madras jackets and Fred Perry shirts. There was a period of my life where I couldn’t leave the house because

I didn’t have the right jeans. It was a quest and I was devout.”

 

Did this get him girls? “That was the intention, but nothing I did was good for getting girls.” Self-deprecation is his default mode. He charges at a topic with enthusiasm, builds the tale, then stops abruptly with a comic-rueful look, a self-deprecating “what-do-I-know” shrug.

 

He has just starred in a TV film written by Richard Curtis, as part of the Make Poverty History campaign, called The Girl in the Café, a romantic comedy with the unlikely setting of a G8 summit, in which Nighy plays a civil servant besotted with a mysterious woman.

 

“He is completely delightful and wonderfully self-effacing,” says Curtis. “The words that come up most in his work are ‘that was crap’ and ‘f***** up’. When I texted him the other day to say that Girl in the Café had gone down well in a screening, instead of replying ‘bravo’, he simply texted that he was glad he hadn’t f***** up totally.”

 

Curtis categorises his own house-style as “heightened truthfulness”: a performance that seems natural, but is underpinned by precision comic timing. “Bill is a perfect example of this in Love Actually,” he says. “One hundred per cent true and then 100 per cent funny when necessary. And in Girl in the Café he really showed his full range. Funny, immensely moving and immensely serious. But

I also like the fact that his performances are slightly larger than life – while not appearing to be so. He has a certain magnificence.”

 

Nighy’s range runs from seedy chancers through jaded heroes (there is no hack alive who wouldn’t work for his wry editor in State of Play) and men tussling with their limitations (the farmer struggling with monogamy in The Lawless Heart or the blocked writer, Mortmain, in I Capture the Castle). He is, by his own reckoning, the most temperamentally unsuited person ever to act. His nickname at school was “Nerve” (short for nervous) and he was, he says, “a very windy boy”.

 

The son of a garage owner from Caterham, Surrey, he scraped by a fluke into grammar school. “My friends all got a different bus in the opposite direction,” he says. “And you had to wear a hat, a blue cap. My dad didn’t want me to go. He felt I’d be uncomfortable and he wasn’t wrong.” This explains his accent: proper actor posh but sliding effortlessly into geezer.

But, by his telling, growing up was a period of permanent

discomfort. Besides fretting about not having the requisite clothes, there was the grave matter of his hair: “I went very curly when I reached puberty, which in those days meant you might as well have killed yourself.

 

"Shall I leave the house? Are you insane? Look at my hair! It was the sort of hair that made your mother’s friends say ‘What beautiful hair!’ I used to put stuff on it to flatten it. Once, my English teacher pulled me by the hair and when he let go he said, ‘Nighy, you have horrible hair’, because he had this stuff over his hand. And the class just roared.”

 

A “dreamy boy, full of nonsense”, his first plan was to be a great writer, the next Fitzgerald or Hemingway. But when he ran away to Paris – just before his O levels, which he subsequently failed – he sat staring at blank paper and nothing came. He drifted into acting because it seemed to offer the same irregular life, “But you don’t have to write. Someone else does that and you just have to fanny about. It sounded like you don’t have to get up in the morning. Which is a laugh, because if anyone has to get up in the morning, it’s actors on film sets.”

 

But now he keeps true to original notions of an actor’s life by loafing around at home as much as possible. “I sleep in late and stay up late watching football [he supports Crystal Palace].” He lives in North London with the actress Diana Quick, his partner of 23 years, and their daughter Mary, 20, who played alongside her father in Stephen Poliakoff’s The Lost Prince – but his family is firmly out of interviewing bounds.

 

For all his self-inflicted torture, Nighy is no method actor. He thinks it’s “groovy and radical” – along with “dreamy”, his most overused words – that directors tell him what to do. “I used to worry and smoke – that was my process. I once joked that my method was to invent a hostile parallel universe and live in it for a while.” But it wasn’t quite a joke: he always beat himself up about his performances – even when, as almost always, he was critically well-received. First nights were – are – almost unbearable. “It’s like being ill, having flu or something.

 

You’re on the edge of your breath, slightly nauseous, you can’t concentrate on anything. People who don’t act think actors have a different response to standing in front of 500 people. But they have the same response. They just learn that you can act while feeling like that.” And movies are no better: “If you want to get paranoid, a film set is specifically designed for that.”

 

On and on, he goes, until you feel compelled to ask, “Do you actually enjoy any of it?” He laughs and demurs: “No... Look... Hey, I’ve had a gas.” And anyway, he adds, what else could he do at his age? It was not stage nerves that led him into booze and drugs. He would, he says, have ended up there whatever his career. And that is all he will say about those years. All he will add is: “I used to drink and it was

terrible. Now I don’t drink and it is fabulous.”

 

He’s been sober for 12 years, but rather than having beaten addiction, it seems merely to have cascaded down to ever weaker substances. He was once a magnificent smoker: “I would rather have smoked than breathed. You couldn’t smoke more than I smoked.” And he is possibly the only person to have quit because of vampirism.

 

Filming Underworld, in which he plays Viktor, king of the immortals, he had to do a fight scene – “and I am not famous for fighting or indeed any kind of physical work” – and he must have thrown his shoulder out, but what he felt was a shooting pain in his chest. “It goes a bit quiet at my age when you say you have chest pains. I had scary chest X-rays, and you go into the room for your results and everything slows down. You think, ‘It’s a little early for all this.’ And I got scared.”

 

He hasn’t smoked since, but transferred his passion to coffee, downed tanks of the stuff. He quit coffee on January 23 this year: “But, by God, have I drunk some tea. Although if you abuse tea it doesn’t make you feel as bad as if you abuse coffee.”

 

His abiding addiction, though, is a crazy schoolboy passion for music. It began in his mod days, when he loved blues and soul. “I am a rhythm and blues fool,” he says. The chief pleasure of filming Hitchhiker’s was finding a kindred spirit in Martin Freeman, best known as Tim from The Office, who is aptly-cast as Arthur Dent. “Martin is incredibly good company. He made me laugh all day. He is also a devout mod: the Small Faces are to him the greatest rock’n’roll band. And he went straight in at Number One as the world’s foremost expert on popular music. It’s almost impossible to accept that he has as much information as he has.”

 

Nighy has never properly met Mick Jagger – just shook hands with him at a party – but you wonder if he’d be capable of speech if confronted by his idol, the old rocker’s old rocker. Nighy is in love with the Stones, plays Goat’s Head Soup on a loop. “Few things move me to patriotism,” he says. “Harold Pinter, David Hare, Tom Stoppard, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones. These things make me obscurely proud to come from the same place.” He recently saw the Stones at Twickenham. “They are a staggering, staggering achievement,” he says. “I actually danced! Like a catatonic nutter.

 

I was surrounded by people who’d brought their sandwiches, but from the moment Charlie [Watts] went to work, I didn’t stop moving. Every now and then, people would tap me on the shoulder, going, ‘Excuse me, but are you going to be Dr Who?’”

 

Beneath the glumness and self-doubt, and despite having

forsaken life’s most enjoyable substances, Nighy still has that Dionysian vibe going on. “He retains a lot of pleasure in

things,” says Richard Curtis. “He’s not jaded, though he plays jaded very well. The thing I loved most about him in Love Actually was that in the publicity he never failed to air guitar for the photographers. He’s still having fun, after all these years.”

 


Emily 
4/24/05 at 02:39 AM

Comments:

The Sunday Observer article about MNIRC.


Kimberly 
4/24/05 at 02:20 AM

What is your location? Meechigun, USA

Comments:

Natasxxx: Thanks for posting those pics. Where did you find them?

 

(And little baby Simon is one of the cutest babies I've seen in a long time! Love that icon.)

 

 


Vicki 
4/24/05 at 02:12 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Mmmmm....Kimberly!  That buttertart site looks scrumptious!  Looks high in calories too.....another goodie for Red Tango's list!  Good night, ladies.....sweet AR dreams to you all!


Vicki 
4/24/05 at 02:09 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:


Natasxxx 
4/24/05 at 02:03 AM

What is your location? Twente

Comments:

Those pictures Kaat found on Ebay look simular on the pictures I've found and posted@ GBH-journal!

 

http://www.livejournal.com/community/gbhunks/18245.html

 

By the way thnx Elaine & Claudia for the 2 new clips!!!


Michelle 
4/24/05 at 02:02 AM

What is your location? England

Comments:

Oh, what a lovely surprise to wake up to that interview. He's so sweet. He really thinks that people only like him because of Snape. He has no idea what effect he has on us.


Kimberly 
4/24/05 at 01:57 AM

What is your location? MI

Comments:

Now, this has to be one of the stupidest Rickman items I've ever seen on Ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1469&item=5575800432&rd=1


Barbara 
4/24/05 at 12:37 AM

What is your location? New Zealand

Comments:

London's Sunday "Observer" has an article about the RC play. I'm sure Sue or Elaine can do their magic and share it. I've just been reading it via the Guardian Unlimited web-site.


Kimberly 
4/23/05 at 10:54 PM

What is your location? MI==Where it's been snowing all day!

Comments:

Dee:  For you http://www.buttertartstodiefor.ca/

 

Also, to quote Elaine, Watch this space! I have a special "AR Hands video" I will be sending to Claudia for inclusion on this site. (Soon, I promise, Claudia, soon!!)


Dee 
4/23/05 at 09:52 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Alan Rickman...rubarb pie...hot tub...

 

Do you think the man has any idea how sexy he is, or is he amazed by all the drooling?

 

BTW - what are buttertarts?

 

AFNH and Vicki -- I'll see what I can do creating a famous painting of your favorites! Thanks for the inspiring ideas! Sounds like a fun challenge.


Elaine 
4/23/05 at 08:14 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

A world convention of ARDLHGB users! Where do you think would be the best place to meet? Somewhere neutral? US? UK? It would be just great!


Claudia 
4/23/05 at 07:34 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I agree kathy.  I think we could give a nightclub's management a run for their money!  LOL

 

 

New to the television page are the two clips that Elaine sent me this afternoon. Thank you, Elaine!!!!

 

1-The clip that was mentioned last month of just a flash of AR in the Film 2005 airing.  (if I have that wrong, Elaine, let me know)

 

2-A snippet of Marvin (or Melvin to you, Sue *grin*) from the preview of HHG2tG on Itv2

 

Elaine, we bow to you, my dear! 

 

 


kathy 
4/23/05 at 07:16 PM

What is your location? arkansas

Comments:

So sorry to hear about Sir John Mills.  I do remember him but I think as a US kid growing up in the 50's and 60's I remeber Haley Mills better.  I had a crush on her when I was little.  I always got taken to her movies--Pollyana and The Parent Trap were my favorites. It is sad he was a lovely person. 

 

Claudia, thanks for the interview info--hot tub, oh my!

 

I don't usually like rhubarb, it was one of my husband's favorites, might have to look at it in a new light.  What are buttertarts, sounds delish!!

 

Those pictures are all very lovely drool-drool

 

Too bad we all live at the 4 corners of the earth we could have an awfully fun ladies night out!!!!


Claudia 
4/23/05 at 07:16 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohh love those eBay pics, Kaat! Thanks for posting!  Daydreamer, we'll look forward to the lineless versions when you get that foot out of bed.  LOL 

 

 


Emily 
4/23/05 at 07:02 PM

Comments:

Thanks Sue!  We call them longjohns, round these parts. And he does look like he forgot to put his trousers on (but maybe compensated by wearing that long coat.)


sue 
4/23/05 at 06:38 PM

Comments:

Combs=combinations, the all in one underwear they always used to wear in the Westerns!! My dad used to wear those long white pants and when we were kids if they had been on the line overnight in the winter they froze and we used to waltz round the kitchen with them!LOL


Kaat 
4/23/05 at 06:34 PM

What is your location? Belgium

Comments:

OMG Sue you are right.  The combination of the white pants and the raincoat is a bit strange... but we already know about his 'interesting' fashion sense  

 

Daydreamer: Thanks!


Elaine 
4/23/05 at 06:32 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Yes, I saw those too. Never seen them anywhere else. VERY expensive though! (And no, I'm not tempted this time!)


Daydreamer 
4/23/05 at 06:25 PM

Comments:
Emily:
I think B. Moss

Sabine:
I think, he would look HOT! LMAO!

Kaat:
Gogreous! I will try to remove those blue stripes from them but tomorrow, cause I'm already with one foot in the bed.
Emily 
4/23/05 at 06:24 PM

Comments:

Sue:  Translation please? 

 

Man, those are some white pants.


sue 
4/23/05 at 06:23 PM

Comments:

Thanks Kaat! That first one looks like he has been caught in his combs!!!


Kaat 
4/23/05 at 06:00 PM

What is your location? Belgium

Comments:

I found these new black and white pictures on eBay.  I don't know if they have been discussed here, 'caus I haven't had the time to read the guestbook lately.  So I'll just take the risk and post them.

 

 

 

 

I think I'll post them on the rickman communities too.


Elaine 
4/23/05 at 05:53 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Hot.....tub....... {head back and drool a la Homer!]

That was the thing I picked up on too - Do all us girls think alike! That and the Rhubarb Pie!

Isn't that a lovely pic of the man from that article?

Lucy, I would love the Sherriff to be my St Geroge any day! The history of St G is a little fuzzy. If I remember, he isn't actually English at all and came to be our Patron Saint in some strange way in the Dark Ages. Not such a romantic saintly person as those of the other 3 UK countries.

I am sorry that Sir John Mills has died too. You're right, he was always the stalwart in the Sunday Matinees on TV. I love him in all the old War films. And of course, a Rada graduate so will be known to AR in some way.

Well that article has certainly brightened my day, - or night anyway!

 


Sabine 
4/23/05 at 05:51 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Daydreamer: I wonder what AR would look like in a hot TUBE? 


Sabine 
4/23/05 at 05:48 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Emily, I do respect and tolerate your opinions very much (and everybody else's for that matter).  I don't expect everybody to agree with me on everything, that would be boring. 

 

Claudia, that article is great!  Thanks for posting it.  It's funny that we all seem to be on the same wavelength on the hot tub scene....   LOL


Ali-Pat 
4/23/05 at 05:47 PM

Comments:

Emily, maybe he is in the hot tub with a big luscious slice of rhubarb pie?


Ali-Pat 
4/23/05 at 05:45 PM

What is your location? Dayton, anticipating SNOW

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

Oh, I love that interview photo! 

 

And you can bet I will be harvesting my rhubarb with renewed enthusiasm this summer.


sue 
4/23/05 at 05:40 PM

Comments:
Don't worry Daydreamer, you picture him where you like!!LOL
(Where have the emoties gone??)
Emily 
4/23/05 at 05:39 PM

Comments:

Let's take a quick poll.

 

Who do you think Alan is in the hot tub scene with?  A. Sigourney Weaver, B. Carrie-Anne Moss, C. Himself

 

One vote here for himself.


Daydreamer 
4/23/05 at 05:26 PM

Comments:
LOL! I just noticed my typing error! Not "hot tube" but "hot tub"! LOL!
Daydreamer 
4/23/05 at 05:17 PM

Comments:
Claudia for that wonderful article with AR interview! wow! Alan in hot tube! I only pictured it and almost fainted.
Barbara 
4/23/05 at 05:10 PM

What is your location? New Zealand

Comments:

Thanks again Sue, this time for The Independent article. I can't get in to the Melbourne Age either. Those Aussies can be real mean sometimes! The Wawa interview was great, so relaxed.


Claudia 
4/23/05 at 05:08 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Yes Yes Yes, Emily....I did read "HOT TUB scene"!!!  I CAN NOT wait for this film!!!!  

 

Try this link, Susan.  Potter Spell Broken

 

Elaine has been a busy little bee!  She sent me a couple of videos for the site.  I hope to have them up in a few hours!  Thanks Elaine!

 

Sue, I am sorry to hear about John Mills.  I am familiar with his name and knew he was one of the best (right up there with Sir John Gielgud) and I knew he was Haley's and Juliet's father.  The business will surely miss him. 

 

AFNH, I can understand your not remembering.  Maybe one day it will come to you.  But whatever you said sure got a brilliant smile out of him.  You should feel quite proud of yourself! 

 

Ohh Lucy...Saint George and Sinner George!  Love it!

 

 


Lucy 
4/23/05 at 04:56 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Nice article, Claudia!  Hmmm, I wonder how buttertarts would taste with butterbeer...

 


sue 
4/23/05 at 04:35 PM

Comments:

Wow I go do supper and *hubby time* LOL and look what I miss!!

Great articles and pic. Wonder if they have done a local tv interview before they leave? hHve to check out next weeks LTV


Lucy 
4/23/05 at 04:32 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Well, we don't have a "Saint" George in Rickmania, but we do have a "Sinner" George!

 

I know it's quite a stretch, but it gives me another excuse to post piccies of my favorite sheriff.


Vicki 
4/23/05 at 04:20 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

I'm eagerly awaiting to see what Red Tango does with that Rhubarb Pie remark.  I'm chuckling to myself just thinking about it. 

 

Alan in a Hot Tub.... Now that's a mental picture I can spend a lot of time on!


Emily 
4/23/05 at 04:13 PM

Comments:

Claudia!  This article from Soo Today is the longest interview AR has given in years!  And his favorite memory of Wawa is food-related ... what a shock! 

 

Did everyone read the article??  He filmed a HOT TUB scene. In the snow. HOT TUB SCENE. Just wanted to make sure everyone saw that part of the article. HOT TUB.

 

Vicki, I was too sensitive, I guess. Yes, I am a Potter fan, within reason.

 

 


Vicki 
4/23/05 at 04:07 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Oh, no Emily....I didn't mean to imply anything like that nor was I pointing any fingers in your direction.  I agree, it's a little "geeky", but I suppose the same could be said about spending so much time on this GB.  We all have our little obsessions and some take them farther than others.  It's one of the reasons I like the film Galaxy Quest so much because it pokes fun at just how obsessed fans can get.   

 

It's all in the spirit of fun, however.  Everyone has their own idea of what is entertaining and I will not throw tomatoes  at anyone who is truly enjoying themselves (ha!  I knew I'd find a use for that emoticon!)  I'm not saying you had any telltale marinara stains under your fingernails either.  I just wasn't sure if you were into HP or understood it's particular appeal.  I'm happy to hear you're a fellow Potter-head.  July 16th can not get here soon enough.  I will probably be one of the nerds at some bookstore party at midnight dressed in costume waiting for my copy of the new book.  Sometimes I just have to act silly. 

It relieves the stress.


Natasxxx 
4/23/05 at 03:55 PM

What is your location? ....Twente

Comments:

GREAT FIND, CLAUDIA!!!!!!! Love the article...and because you've mentioned his eyes, I "blew-up" the picture especially 4 you!!!!

 

(hope you don't mind!)

 

 


Susan 
4/23/05 at 03:50 PM

What is your location? CO

Comments:

Emily, almost tolerated?  You're one of the best posters here! 

 

I have tried to go to the story about the girl who is playing DR's love interest in GOF, but I'm not able to.  Is anyone else having the same problem? 


Emily 
4/23/05 at 03:04 PM

Comments:

LOL! Vicki, I hope you were not referring to me when you said "you just dont understand".  

am under JKR's spell, so I do understand.  I have read and re-read those books and seen the movies. And I like to ponder what Snape is up to. But I guess I can't understand the whole excessive "lost in a dream world" fangeek thing. It's all too "Trekkie" for me, if you know what I mean. Imagine if all the time, effort and committment some fans put into thinking about what Snape is up to could be transferred to solving a real problem ... So that's why I said the whole thing was silly. I'm glad I can voice a dissenting opinion here and (almost) be tolerated.


Vicki 
4/23/05 at 03:03 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Great article, Claudia!  Yummm!  I love rhubarb pie! 


Vicki 
4/23/05 at 02:53 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Happy St. George's Day to all our UK friends! 

Could someone explain a little of the history behind it for us "foreigners"?

 

Awwwww!  I love that latest article from Wawa.  How cute that he noticed the little girl's picture on the refrigerator. 

 

The mock trial of Snape is hilarious.  Yes, it may sound silly but it's all in fun.  It's also a testament to how good the books are and what a well written saga J.K. Rowling has created.  She has left her fans eager to know more information about these wonderful characters.  To pass the time between books, we potter-heads speculate, ponder, theorize,   and even write huge exposes on how we think the story will conclude or how a character will develop.  I know it leaves non-fans scratching their heads in wonder.....what can I say?  You just don't understand unless you've been placed under her spell.

 

I wouldn't mind seeing AR in another of my favorite Renoir's...Moulin de Gallette I believe is the name (or something like that)...pretty famous painting.  Maybe AR could be the man on the right, raising his glass...or the man on the left dancing (feel free to insert a picture of yourself as his dance partner, Dee!) 


Claudia 
4/23/05 at 02:51 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Professor Snape Wows Wawa

 

 

Wowzers, look at that pic!!!!!


Natasxxx 
4/23/05 at 02:21 PM

What is your location? ...Twente&

Comments:

@CLAUDIA: I hope everyone has well recovered!

 

And a HAPPY ST.GEORGE'S DAY!

 

 

(Well it isn't a "Geroge" but I think an "Alan"will do also)


AFNH 
4/23/05 at 02:08 PM

What is your location? yet again!

Comments:
Dee - I have a request! - I'd love to see the Man's face transposed onto the figure of Oskar Kokoschka in one of his paintings. It has two titles that I know of - Bride of the Wind and The Tempest. It symbolises OK's relationship with Alma Mahler, wife of composer Gustav Mahler. (Loved the Manet, BTW!).
AFNH 
4/23/05 at 02:00 PM

Comments:
It's awful that certain elements of DR's fans feel they need to do that, pack mentality, and it seems to be growing.
Claudia - yes you must see PotC. JD is wonderful in that, and GR is a wonderfully salty Barbosa!
BTW, the Kevin Lloyd autobiography is called The Man Who Loved Too Much.
AFNH 
4/23/05 at 01:47 PM

Comments:
Sue - so sad to hear of the death of Sir John Mills. One of my faves is Hobson's Choice, also starring Charles Laughton and a very young Prunella Scales. I loved him in Quatermass, the version from the early 80's, too.

Honestly, I wish I could remember what I said to him, but my "time" was up and I needed to move along, and my brain went into a strange gear and something came out of my mouth. Whatever it was it amused him (it wasn't rude though - I wouldn't dare!). We'd previously been talking about Cymbeline, and he was urging me to see it, and I had told him to bring his next production to the Theatre Royal. It might have been something to do with that.

Ali-Pat - I'll resend the email - it has the publishers, ISBN etc, hope that helps.
Daydreamer 
4/23/05 at 01:24 PM

Comments:
poor girl in HP being bullied by DR fans. That's so sad.

I saw Pirates of the Caribbean and I have to agree, that J.Depp is fantastic in it.

And here are more news about Snow Cake (AR is mentioned in it too!):
http://www.chroniclejournal.com/story.shtml?id=26825

sue 
4/23/05 at 01:03 PM

Comments:

Sad news on BBC

reporting the death of Sir John Mills. I don't know how well-known he was outside Britain but to me as a child he epitomised the stiff upper-lip quiet hero. Being brought up in the Fifties and Sixties with just 2 TV stations and about one movie a week he seemed to be in every other Sunday afternoon movie my father made us watch (but I secretly loved them all!). He may be known to you as the unrecognisable *village idiot* in David Lean's Ryan's Daughter


Elaine 
4/23/05 at 12:58 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Welcome back Claudia, hope you are feeling better now. Dolphin

 

And I agree with Dee, you have to see "Pirates". Johnny Depp is hilarious! It's a great film - and so faithful to the Disney Ride! I think that's the one we all get in the queue for first! 

 

I did that wallpaper in about 10 mins so it's not as I'd really like it. I need to find time to work on something better but I'm still learning how to put up a web site. Watch this space! (I hate that saying but seems appropriate.)

 

 

 




Dee 
4/23/05 at 12:02 PM

What is your location? nasty Indiana

Comments:

Lucy - You don't like Al Bundy?! He's my husband's HERO!

  I'm working on some new AR "famous painting" wallpapers. If you folks have requests --  AR slipped into YOUR favorite painting -- let me know. It would be fun to try!

 

Claudia - You haven't seen Pirates of the Caribbean yet? Run - don't walk - out to get it, girl! Johnny Depp isn't exactly my type (too short and not enough of teh pudge), but he's positively fabulous as Captain Jack!

 

BTW - My Bundy-loving husband and I saw the new movie Sahara last night. It's not rocket science, but lots of fun! And I never realized how cute Matthew McConnahey is! A drop dead smile and a rippling 6-pack to boot! Another handsome guy, but still lacking teh adorable pudge. Poor guy...   


Claudia 
4/23/05 at 12:01 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Isn't PrintKey2000 a brilliant tool, Sue? 

 

Thanks for the review.  5 stars!!!!  YAY


sue 
4/23/05 at 11:47 AM

Comments:

The Independent have a 5* review of MNiRC HERE.

Those evil people at The Independent will probably put a pay to view on it in a day to view, so I thought I would cut and paste BUT "OH NO" they had thought of that too and you can't. However they were no match for Sue and Print Screen so I bring you the review:


Claudia 
4/23/05 at 11:43 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohh Emily! Thank you so much for that article!  That racks up there with the most dreadful things I've read.  

 

That girl is cute as a button!  What is wrong with these people?  And it seems that Daniel Radcliffe agrees with me.  I hope that first kiss is the hottest on screen snog available on celluloid....just to gripe those nasty little twerps!!! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Claudia 
4/23/05 at 11:36 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Cry God for Harry, England, and Saint George!

William Shakespeare (Henry V)

 

I love and agree with your sentiment, Elaine. And love the wallpaper! Perfect for the holiday!  Its been a while since we got a wallpaper out of you! 

 

Sorry for the absence everyone but the whole household has been down with a stomach flu.  We're better today but taking it easy.  Please forgive the long winded post as I get caught up. 

 

Emily, thanks for the new UPPA photo from the Empire awards.  I'm still torn on the fish/safety pin debate!  LOL

 

Aurora, don't worry!  I took no offense whatsoever.  Dolphins have been a passion of mine since I was a little girl of 7 or 8 years old.  I saw Flipper (the television series) one time and have been "flipped" for them ever since!  But there was no offense taken.

 

Thanks for the update from your email pal, Dee.  The people of Wawa have been absolutely fantastic in keeping the AR world so informed.  I'm like Sue and while looking for updates, I've been following their local news too.  I hope to get up that way some day.  Maybe have my pic made with the goose!  LOL  Seriously though, I don't believe I have ever seen a city so helpful with information during a film shoot before.  We can only imagine how accommodating they have been to AR and the rest of the cast and crew. 

 

Speaking of Wawa.  Over at Suzanne's , Slope has reported seeing a bit of AR walking a dog on eTalk Daily. She will be sending the photo to Suzanne to post soon.  I can't wait to see it!

 

The Hamlet pic is gorgeous, Natasxxx!!!  Sooo handsome! 

 

RE: It only taking AR two hours to so the voice over for Marvin.  Was it here or somewhere else that I read or heard that voice overs were really the easiest and most cost efficient for actors to do? They take very little time to complete plus they can come to work looking like heck and not worry about it. 

 

Thanks for the Bowness pics Juliet and AFNH!  I really do enjoy looking at the Bowness photos.  He looks so happy to be there and like he is really enjoying his fans.  If I'm not mistaken, I think everyone was pondering what AR was smiling so big about in that pic...including me?  So give it up, AFNH!  *grin*

 

I suppose I will need to rent Pirates of the Caribbean now that BN might be pegged for the sequel.  I've often thought about trying to catch the first because of the irrepressible Geoffrey Rush but now its a given!  LOL

 

Emily, did you find out what caused your browser settings to revert back to default?  It seems like I had the problem long ago but of the life of me, I can't remember what caused it.  If it comes to me, I'll let you know.

 

V-crotch articulation....you bad girls! 

 

Enjoy the smilies, Ali-Pat! That's what they're here for! 

 

The trial of Snape is to hilarious!  OK, I can see it on CourtTV (my fav channel next to BBC-A and CNN).  Snape would definitely need a member of the Dream Team as council.  Since Cochran just recently passed (God rest his soul), maybe F. Lee Bailey????

 

AFNH, thanks for the snippet from the Kevin Lloyd autobiography.  What's the title of the book?  Another addition for Ali-Pat's fabulous AR Fan's Lifetime Reading Plan  I couldn't help but giggle about your friend calling your attention to the book, AFNH!  Isn't funny how we AR fans have trained our friends and family??? 

 

Thanks for the head's up on the MNiRC book on eBay, Elaine!  Those creeps will sell anything!!!!  Hopefully there will be no bids on it.  *crossing fingers*

 

Again, I'm sorry for the long winded post. 

 

 

 

 


Emily 
4/23/05 at 11:24 AM

Comments:

This story is very disturbing -- the Asian actress who plays Harry's girlfriend in GOF is under attack from girls who love Daniel Radcliffe, but it's got an ugly racist turn. Very sad.

 

HGTTG toys:  I read a while ago when the toys were first announced that they were going to be in stores in the US in May. Perhaps when the film's release was pushed back to April 29 from mid-May, it was too late to change the release date of the toys. I haven't seen them anywhere either. Though I did see Jay and Silent Bob bobbleheads the other day ...

 


Ali-Pat 
4/23/05 at 10:59 AM

What is your location? rainy AND snow-threatened midwest

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

Thanks for the info about the Kevin Lloyd bio!  Someone (was it you AFNH?) sent me an email about it which I accidentaly deleted--could you send it again? 

 

No sign of Hitchhiker toys at Wal-Mart.  Everything is Star Wars there.


Lucy 
4/23/05 at 10:18 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Elaine, that's pretty much how I feel about being an American.

 

Hope you British folks have a happy St. George's Day too.


sue 
4/23/05 at 04:38 AM

Comments:

 

Yes Happy St.Georges Day, time to reclaim the flag from the hooligans, lager louts and fascists I think!!


Elaine 
4/23/05 at 04:12 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Wishing all us English people a Remarkable St George's Day.

 

 English Flag

Whatever we say about our government and all the horrible people in this country who ruin lives and make us miserable, I am still proud to live here! We are not all "lager louts" thank goodness! I think we should celebrate with a pic. Rough and ready but I'm ready for sleep!:



 






 


Lucy 
4/23/05 at 02:16 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Dee, I meant to tell you I loved your latest "doctored" painting too!

-But please don't show me any more Al Bundy pictures.  *cries: My eyes! my eyes! and runs for the Visine* LOL! 


kathy 
4/22/05 at 11:38 PM

Comments:

Dee--I meant to tell you also I loved the wallpaper/painting!


Dee 
4/22/05 at 11:25 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

The Wawa News had an short article today about a "magical phone booth" appearing beside the giant goose. Here's the link:

http://www.wawa-news.com/Newspages/04-22/042205-snowcake1.html

Here's the article. There are some photos at the site.


Snow Cake finally filmed their scenes out at the Wawa Tourist Information Centre. Early yesterday afternoon, construction could be seen as a brand new telephone booth was installed on the grass beside the Wawa Goose. Shortly a bus stop sign appeared. Later, the magical snow appeared, in huge drifts and even in spots on the highway. This was the second last day of shooting, reports have everyone pulling out and heading back to Toronto for indoors shooting.

Gee...I'm going to miss these folks!



Dee 
4/22/05 at 11:13 PM

What is your location? raining in Indiana

Comments:

Juliet and AFNH -- Thanks for sharing the photos (and yummy descriptions) of ARs hands. That sure gives a girl something to dream about at night! Where I'm from, the men have strong hands too -- but most of the time they are thrust into their waistbands and you can't see them for the belly overhang. Something like this...

 

Claudia and Vicki - Glad you like my latest "famous painting" wallpaper. That's AR from CME in the boat.  I started creating them when everyone at work made fun of the rather obvious AR wallpapers on my desk computer. Now, people "ooh" & "ahh" over the gorgous paintings on screen -- and don't even notice the gorgous man I've slipped into them!


Elaine 
4/22/05 at 09:31 PM

What is your location? UKU

Comments:

E Bay rip-off merchants are at it again! A copy of MNiRC play book is for sale at £14.50! At the play they were being sold for £2 but the cover cost is still only £8.99. Luckily, no one has fallen for it and bid anything!


kathy 
4/22/05 at 08:51 PM

What is your location? relaxing.......................

Comments:

 Forgive me if this is old news but I was just googled that Bill Nighey will be in the new Pirates of the Carribean Part II.  He plays Davey Jones (as in locker ) Sounds great.  He'll be in part III as well.

 

sue you crack me up--I agree with you.I think I like my crotches articulated as well!

 

Love the hand pics

 

Thanks everyone for the reviews, pics, stories--you're great.

 

I am amazed at how often I find 6 degrees of AR.  I had to go to the Theatre Dept. today to talk to one of the profs about helping us with a play the art dept. is doing about Vincent Van gough.  We were trying to work around their performance dates to find a date for our own.  Guess what play they are doing in Oct.?? Les Liasons Dangereuses!!  Haven't found anyone that looks like AR yet but I think I'll look around, of course they are all young enough to by my sons. (I'm old, not dead ).  I'll be looking forward to that one.

 

Really just wanted to check in and say "Hi" to everyone.  My papers are done and I am going to veg out tonight.  Just got MC so will be a couch potato for awhile.

 

 

 

 

 


Sabine 
4/22/05 at 08:45 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Kimberly: would be interesting to see who the attorney is... 

 

Several years ago, the Atlanta Shakespeare Company staged a mock trial of Othello as a fundraiser.  They had actual lawyers and a jury.  I thought it was a great idea!


Elaine 
4/22/05 at 08:38 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

The miners are too busy with the rock monster these days. No more birillium spheres needed.....

(I'm going to see if there's a pub!)


Lucy 
4/22/05 at 08:03 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Hi, guys. Actually, I was referring to the virtual Marvin bobblehead on The Official HHG2tG Site.

Putting Snape on trial is just too funny.  I wonder what fanfic they're going to quote?

 

AR as King Rat, I love it!

 

My phone line went kablooey last night, so I wound up falling asleep in front of Die Hard.  Still, no dreams.  Rats.


Sabine 
4/22/05 at 07:48 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

AFNH: thank you so much for those snippets!  I wish I could see some bloopers where AR cracks up... (besides the Victoria Wood one).  And thanks for posting that wonderful picture.  I'm assuming that this is you in the pic?  If you don't mind me asking: what on earth did you say to AR to make him grin like that? 

 

Daydreamer: I wish I could attend, too.  It sounds like a hoot!


Kimberly 
4/22/05 at 07:44 PM

What is your location? MI-Where the forecast is for snow tonight?!?

Comments:

And I for one enjoy being silly every now and then

 

Me, too, Sabine, me too!! I think they should air that trial on Court TV!

  Wonder who his attorney is?


Daydreamer 
4/22/05 at 07:13 PM

Comments:
Sabine:
thank you for the information! It looks like they will have a lot of fun (well, on Snapes account, but I think this it will be very amusing conference). I wish I could attend!

AFNH:
wonderful snippets! I like the part about Alan giggling behind the mask on stage.
AFNH 
4/22/05 at 06:57 PM

Comments:
BTW, Dee, I agree with all that has been said about his hands - soft, but a lovely firm grip. You can see the evidence here. I know - I shook that hand three times, and didn't want to wash mine afterwards -lol!
Aurora 
4/22/05 at 06:43 PM

What is your location? the lovely, drenched Midwest

Comments:
For online radio listeners, new H2G2 radio series begins May 3. How many times can one have seen the film by then?
AFNH 
4/22/05 at 06:35 PM

Comments:
Ooh, back at last, not been a good week all round. Thanks to all who reported on MNiRC - let's hope it does tour, sounds like it deserves a bigger audience.

A friend of mine borrowed a book from our local library, and said "You should read this, it talks about Alan Rickman and Bill Nighy". It is the autobiography of Kevin Lloyd, who used to star as "Tosh" Lines in UK police drama The Bill. Sadly he died a few years ago (and his brother, Terry Lloyd, a tv news reporter, was killed in the early days of the Iraq war). I've taken some relevant extracts from the book, and it talks about his and AR's early days -

...Although I was starring at the Bristol Old Vic, I remember my pay was £56.50 and I was the lead. They made me a pair of boots to play Blunchly, the lead in Arms and The Man by George Bernard Shaw, and they cost £65, more than my week's wages. It's just a good job that I didn't have to pay for them. I was working away from home a lot at the time. I was doing my apprenticeship, as I called it, with the Old Vic, swapping lead parts with Alan Rickman. We were chosen to star in Ubu Roi, directed by Adrian Noble, one of the first plays the future head of the Royal Shakespeare Company ever professionally directed. Then we did a very famous Brecht play together called Man Is Man. Even then I could see I was in exceptional company. Rickman and Noble were both, in very different ways, very talented young men and I had to stretch myself to keep up, which was very, very good for me at the time...

... The first play Alan Rickman and I were in together was Hamlet, and we both had to double up. I played Marcellus and the Player Queen, and Alan played Laertes and the Player King. We had huge masks and wigs on and on one very memorable night, unfortunately with Alan Bates in the audience, Rickman's expansive arm gestures just caught me and knocked my wig and mask off. Rickman is a giggler like me and he certainly saw the funny side. He was chortling away behind his mask. Neither of us could carry on, so we drew that scene to a close...

...I was playing Idle Jack in Dick Whittington at the time, and Alan Rickman was Playing King Rat. I'm sure that is where he first got his ideas for the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood...


He was alsd part of a group of friends who included Jonathan Pryce, Pete Postlethwaite and Julie Walters. This is one of the things he had to say about Bill Nighy -

...But Bill Nighy used to have them (girls) swooning over him. They all thought he looked like James Dean. He really would have preferred to be a pop singer and he loved dancing. We used to take the mickey because he preferred to sing rather than act. But most of the time he was on the phone trying to sort out his deeply complicated love-life. He was always talking to girls he had left behind. There just weren't enough hours in the day to fit them all in...

Incidentally, he also worked a lot at the Royal Court, but I don't think at the same time as AR.

Miners? - They've all gone now. Coals to Newcastle doesn't ring true anymore.
Sabine 
4/22/05 at 06:34 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I'm sure nobody is taking this seriously.  It's meant to be fun.  And I for one enjoy being silly every now and then. 


Elaine 
4/22/05 at 06:21 PM

Comments:

You've lost me!


sue 
4/22/05 at 05:07 PM

Comments:

Would that be minors or miners???


Emily 
4/22/05 at 04:37 PM

Comments:

Wow. This is one of the silliest things I've ever heard. He's fictional!  Get a life, people!  


Sabine 
4/22/05 at 04:31 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

This just in from The Leaky Cauldron:

 

Snape on Trial!

Accio 2005, the UK Harry Potter Conference, sent us a press release today that included some news of interest for all you Snape fans out there. The conference will be holding a "Trial of Professor Severus Snape" which convenes as part of their Potter convention to be held in July. Those charges which the err distinguished Hogwarts Potions Master faces are:

1. That the accused did, feloniously, treasonously and with malice aforethought, combine with others to support the most bloody, abominable and beastly cause of the notorious, prescribed and avowed traitor Thomas Marvolo Riddle, sometime called Lord Voldemort.


2. That the accused did, feloniously, treasonously and with malice aforethought, voluntarily accept membership within a prescribed and illegal organization, vulgarly termed "the Death Eaters";


3. That the accused, feloniously, treasonously and with malice aforethought, continues as a member in the said illegal organization.


4. That the accused has on divers occasions and under the guise of lawful chastisement committed assault and battery on minors in respect of whom he was in loco parentis, such assault and battery being occasioned by divers magical and physical means, and resulting in perceptible physical and psychological harm to the said minors.


So, who would like to defend Snape? 

 


Natasxxx 
4/22/05 at 03:06 PM

What is your location? ....somewhere where my head is....

Comments:

Just wanna wish u all a great weekend & TNX Vicki!!!

 

@t the moment I'm just a reader....not much news from me to tell you...


Elaine 
4/22/05 at 02:29 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Thanks, Emily - it worked! One of the many rounded aspects of this GB - PC Answers!


Emily 
4/22/05 at 01:23 PM

Comments:

Elaine - the sudden change to Bitmap only is something I actually know how to fix!  Sometimes, if you save or copy a Bitmap, it causes the delicate (poorly designed) Explorer inner workings to get stuck, and you can only save pics in Bitmap after that -- it doesnt allow the drop-down menu to come down and give you the JPG option, right? The easy fix is to go to your Internet Options and delete your Temporary Files. That should do it.

 

If not, there is a much more painful way, that I need to root around in my notes to find. But try the delete temporary files thing, it has worked for me many times.


Ali-Pat 
4/22/05 at 01:18 PM

What is your location? still couching

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

"V crotch articulation" !  Goodness gracious me!  Wonder if family friendly stores like Wal-Mart will have any in stock?

 

BTW--Happy Earth Day!

 

(Claudia, what kind of monster have you created by giving me access to smileys? )


Elaine 
4/22/05 at 01:07 PM

Comments:

Oh, and about Explorer gremlins, my copy has suddenly started to save pics only in Bitmap form and not jpeg and I can't find out why. Is this one of those invisible updates that MS do?


Elaine 
4/22/05 at 01:06 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Where has spring gone? It's freezing again. Shivering 

 

AR's hands - I always think they are a typical artist's hands. His fingers taper very delicately!

 

Ali-Pat, I love that quote! I wonder if he has had such an experience. E bayers would if they could, I suspect! Glad he recognises them now showing us that he's not so ignorant of the Internet as some people think.

 

Sue, you are so right - more radio plays! I have almost worn out my copy of A Little Like Drowning! And deer can write cars off bigger than minis. I go to work along the edge of the Quantocks and there is one particular stretch that is notorious for deer- strikes. I've seen vans with mangled bonnets and the deer did not come off too well either! Makes me cross when I see morons speeding through there at OTT speeds. There are huge warning signs. But enough of the mad Brit motoring habits (wonder if Martha is experiencing the same "phenomenon"?)

 

Did you enjoy AWT? I saw it at Stratford when I was at school EONS ago. And would MNiRC fit in well?






Peekabooh 
4/22/05 at 12:54 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

Emily, the opposite thing happened to me. Ten days of complaining, no it wasn´t Marvin.... (I almost threw my pc out of the window) and then suddenly, the next evening everything was normal, like nothing had happened! I will never understand the complex "life" of a computer.

 

Have a good weekend, all of you!!!


sue 
4/22/05 at 11:32 AM

Comments:

Shame my typing can't be a bit more articulate though


sue 
4/22/05 at 11:31 AM

Comments:

     Here's a Marvin toy, AND he has "v-crotch articulation"

 

Frankn ly I always look for my crotches to be articualte but maybe that's just me?.........


Emily 
4/22/05 at 11:25 AM

Comments:

Ah, forget that link.


Emily 
4/22/05 at 11:22 AM

Comments:

Darn!  Hit post before I pasted this.

 

Information on the Marvin doll. Not really a bobblehead per se, but his neck is articulated so I bet it bobs.

 


Emily 
4/22/05 at 11:18 AM

Comments:

Do any of the computer wizzes here know what could cause all of one's personal Internet Explorer settings to have gone back to default overnight? Turned off computer last night and everything was OK, turned it on this morning and everything is flooey.

 

Ali-Pat, I keep my Sheriff doll hidden away hoping that the next time I take it out, he'll actually look like the Sheriff. I think his doll was made out of a leftover from a different movie. I'm thinking "The Beastmaster," but I'm not sure.

 

 


Ali-Pat 
4/22/05 at 10:23 AM

What is your location? couching at present

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

I would like to know where to get a Marvin bobble head doll also!  I think it would look nice standing next to my Sheriff doll and all those Snape dolls.

 

I have had nothing better to do lately than to clean out my filing cabinet (home sick ) and I found a quote I would like to share.  It immediately brought to mind those two over-active fans who kept "bumping into" Alan in Wawa (Three times, wasn't it?):

 

"Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and paper under the stall door."

Marlo Thomas

 

Now, I'm not saying Alan's fan base would be likely to do such a thing (although one never knows...), but it expresses clearly why I feel public figures have a right to some boundaries!

 


sue 
4/22/05 at 09:37 AM

Comments:

Ooh LOOK! Bill Nighy is going to be in the new Pirates of the Caribbean He plays Davy Jones (of Locker fame not the Mancunian of restricted growth who used to squawk in the Monkees!) Well that will certainly be something to look forward to won't it?

 

No Juliet, i didn't. i think my Mini would have come off worse


Juliet 
4/22/05 at 09:31 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

No, Peekaboo, that's it, a whole pic dedicated to AR's hands!

 

Sue, did you have your wits about you and get the deer, so we can all have a BBQ at your house tomorrow, LOL!


sue 
4/22/05 at 09:11 AM

Comments:

The Wawa Goose is being featured in the last couple of days of filming Snowcake. Fancy going all that way and no snow.Mind you according to the NewsWeather man there may be some at the weekend. I have become quite attached to the Saulte and Wawa news over these past weeks, and will miss them. Hell, I can even recognise the Mayor now. And those lakeside houses that work out about £110,000 are making me seriously consider moving!

 

As I drove home from the thatre last last night a large (for these parts) deer with antlers ran across the road in front of meHowever, we have nothing compared to THIS!


Peekabooh 
4/22/05 at 08:32 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

Oooohhhh, Juliet I soooooo desperately wanna see the rest of that picture now!!! Ehhhh, is there a rest .........????


Juliet 
4/22/05 at 08:25 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Sue, thank you for posting the "hands" pic, only now have I seen Claudia's guestbucket instructions (Doh!!)

 

I have also realised why Kim Catrall hasn't been mentioned in connection with SC, 'cos she's appearing on-stage in Who's Life Is It Anyway in London until the end of the month.

 

Thanks to all for the RC reports, excellent Eve Std article, thanks again, Sue. Have to say RC's sister Sarah is the image of her mother.


Aurora 
4/22/05 at 08:13 AM

Comments:
Claudia, I hope I didn't sound snippy about the dolphins. I was thinking about that this a.m. during my morning walk. Your e-mail name clicked, so you have an attachment to dolphins. I'm just anxious to see/hear Marvin. And to think the film will be in cinemas in a week!
Juliet (by proxy) 
4/22/05 at 06:47 AM

Comments:

AR's hands are what Barbara Cartland would have called strong and manly! They're not especially large in relation to the rest of him. Judge for yourself from this pic I took in Bowness in Oct 2003.

 


Sniv 
4/22/05 at 05:48 AM

Comments:

No no Sue it's ok - I was affraid that my Danish brain had got something wrong so I was just checking I didn't mean to embarrass you or anything!


sue 
4/22/05 at 05:45 AM

Comments:

 Sniv, had a senior moment then! Melvin, Marvin at least it began with an M!! Not having the best of mornings so that will be my excuse


Sniv 
4/22/05 at 04:59 AM

Comments:

Sue - you mean Marvin right?  sorry maybe it's just me being Danish and all...

 

Anyways thanks for all the pics and articles...

 

I just wanted to pop by and say that I met Judy yesterdayyyyy!  

 

 


Sue 
4/22/05 at 04:02 AM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Thanks Elaine for the MNiRC details. Fascinating to learn about the play being put on "sideways". I must admit I thought it a bit odd that the control room was to the side and not at the back as it would normally be in a theatre. It will wonderful if the play does tour the UK and States. I spent some time in the Yvonne Arnaud theatre in Guildford last night watching A Winters Tale and working out how the set would fit in there!

 

So Melvin only took 2 hours! See he could fit in lots of radio stuff if he tried then!LOL


Vicki 
4/22/05 at 03:08 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

I love coming to this GB!  You are all so nice and it's such a great escape.  Would you believe I've had my ABBA DVD two days and still have not gotten a chance to watch it yet?  Unfortunately, real life has gotten in the way -- big time.  I won't bore you with the details...let's just say that this has been one hell of a week and I hope there isn't another like it anytime soon. 

 

That being said, I just want to say,  to RickiNicki and her fantastic pictures from the premiere.  They look like they were taken by a professional!  You had such a good location...how'd you do it?

 

Lucy - where did you get a Marvin bobblehead?

 

To all those ladies who've actually gotten to shake Mr. Rickman's lovely hands, I am incredibly envious!

 

Natasxxx - congratulations on become an aunt!

 

Elaine - thanks for the report from MNiRC and the after talk.  Sounds like a wonderful experience.  Than to top it off, you got to see French and Saunders.  I'll have to tell my daughter.  She's a big Ab-Fab fan.

 

Dee - love the new wallpaper!  Would that be Vidal or Ed in the boat?

 

Off to bed, ladies....I'm exhausted. 


Daydreamer 
4/22/05 at 03:08 AM

Comments:
Thank you for all those wonderful pictures, RC reviews and articles about AR.

Here is a snippet from interview, where Alan is mentioned:
CS!: What about the inspiring casting of Marvin as an amalgam of Warwick Davis (the Ewok from "Return of the Jedi") with the voice of Alan Rickman (from the Harry Potter movies)?
Jennings: Warwick just came down to the creature shop to see the suit and help us find someone to fit it and he looked at the suit, said that he might able to fit it, and just took over. For the whole four months and all through editing, I was working with Warwick. The character in the radio and TV series has this wonderful low depressed pitch; Alan Rickman just popped in to test and it was done. His test was pretty much what we used in the end. It was just very easy. In two hours, he'd done the whole movie.
http://comingsoon.net/news/topnews.php?id=9271

Natasxxx 
4/22/05 at 01:31 AM

What is your location? ...Twente

Comments:

Found this beauty while I was "Googling".... Never saw this one before....

 


Dee 
4/22/05 at 01:00 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

My email pal in Wawa just wrote that a crew member told her (unofficially) they are pulling out on Saturday. She said things were going to be awfully quiet when they are gone. It was mentioned before that their next stop is a studio on Toronto. Is anyone from that city? Is there a chance we might hear of some sightings there?

 

Lucy -- Don't feel bad. You're not the only one up late tonight! Maybe it's time for a late-night AR movie!


Lucy 
4/22/05 at 12:31 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Another side-by-side by your friendly neighborhood insomniac:

 


Aurora 
4/21/05 at 10:18 PM

Comments:
Oof! So much catching up to do. This is really behind the times, but that was a wonderful article, Sue.

Claudia, I'm glad you enjoyed the dolphin clip. It's funny. I stopped myself from writing earlier that it was the longest 3 min 22 I had ever sat through. To each her own. lol

Thanks for reviews, photos, and Marvin links. I must look into having my favorite depressed android droning from my computer.


Sharen 
4/21/05 at 10:03 PM

What is your location? FL

Comments:

Nice photo, Emily. I still think those should be fish as in Pisces, but they look so much like safety pins!


Belated thanks to SeverinaSnape for excellent paraphrasing of Karen Moline’s AR snippet on BBC3 Saturday April 16. The audio is at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/artsdrama_promo.shtml (scroll down to "A Map of Manhattan"); the AR bit is at 19:17:29 for about 25 seconds, and here are Moline’s words: "Years after my first articles appeared in the East Village Eye, I was interviewing Alan Rickman, and he told me about the time he spent doing repertory theater when he got out of drama school.  He said something I knew was true: that he'd been allowed to fail. Working out of the limelight helped him become a better actor. He could do his work and learn far from public scrutiny and sniping critics. I moved to the East Village to do my work too...."

I saw two ARticles by Moline, from Suzanne's site
http://www.alan-rickman.com/articles/quick.html and Claire's
http://www.btinternet.com/~sc.i/suave.htm. Anyone know others?


Emily 
4/21/05 at 08:05 PM

Comments:

Lucy, if you go to the Guestbook on Marvin's blog, you'll see that someone asked him a question about AR! 

 

UPPA photo site added this straggler from the Empire Awards. It's a nice one with a discreet watermark and a good view of the fish pattern. I don't think this exact shot has been published before.

 

 


Lucy 
4/21/05 at 07:34 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Hey, guys, Marvin the Paranoid Android has his own blog!  Sorry, no sound clips are on the page, though.


Claudia 
4/21/05 at 07:31 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh Dee!  I never knew "The Floating Studio" could be so alluring!  *grin*  Nice choice too.

 


Claudia 
4/21/05 at 07:28 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Rachael!  I believe that picture is a photo manipulation. 


Dee 
4/21/05 at 06:52 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

I've finished a new "famous painting" AR wallpaper. This is Manet's "The Floating Studio" -- although this one features a very handsome artist we all know and love! Hope you like!



Rachael  
4/21/05 at 06:33 PM

What is your location? Virginia

Comments:

I found a picture I have never seen before.  He is very good looking in it.


Claudia 
4/21/05 at 03:03 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  Elaine! Truly Mad and Deeply Dishonest is hilarious!


Claudia 
4/21/05 at 03:01 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

We have missed you too, Elaine!!!  I'm so glad your back safe!

 

Wonderful reviews of both plays!!!! Thank you so much for bringing them to us.  And the interesting tidbits from the after show talk, WOW!  It sounds like he is into this up to his arm pits (and what loverly armpits he has too ;0)).  Its really is a shame that he didn't get to have his input at the after show talk but it sounds like KV made sure his voice was heard. 

 

The report on sighting DF and JS was sooooo fun to read!  Its a good thing I wasn't with you Elaine because I would have had to flash a MPH wristband and shake DF's hand for her Vicar New Year's special.  You would have had to deck me to shut me up!!!  LOL 

 

Thanks again, Elaine. And what an amazing time you had!

 

 

 


Natasxxx 
4/21/05 at 02:58 PM

What is your location? ....on a pink cloud.....

Comments:

TnX Peek, Sue and Marlina!!!!

 

@Dany nice to meet you!!!

 

Elaine, great review (and RickyNicky of course!...sorry for the late reaction!!)....

 

I'm still in a rush....

 

 

 


Elaine (last time for a bit) 
4/21/05 at 02:07 PM

Comments:

And just to add this. From "Private Eye", my favourite train journey reading material. I laughed a lot at this.



Elaine 
4/21/05 at 01:19 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Short break for refreshment!

 

BTW, Ricky- Nicky, I didn't have time to get to the H2G2 prem. Glad you did though. Great pics.

 

I'd just like to add an "anecdote" which goes to show how we Brits are usually restrained when celebs are trying to be "normal". We've talked about this before, I know. I went to see "Acorn Antiques - The Musical" last night. It was the funniest show I have ever seen and I had a thoroughly spiffing time! Julie Walters was excellent in her role of Mrs Overall. All the regulars were there too - Celia Imrie, Duncan Preston - and also Josie Laurence, Neil Morrisey. So funny, I really laughed until I cried! But before it started, I was sitting in my row in the stalls, 2 seats from the end. There were a couple of seats still unoccupied in the middle and soon, we all stood up to let the occupants pass. A blond came past, then a very large woman who had some difficulty in getting through. "Gawd," she said, "This is a tight squeeze". I looked up as she somehow manoevred her bum past me only to see it was Dawn French, preceeded by Jennifer Saunders. They took their seat eventually and seemed to enjoy the show as much as we did. There were a few "gawps" at the interval from audience members (they stayed where they were - easier I guess)  but all through the show, and from the time they got up to leave with the rest of us until they disappeared over Haymarket, no one bothered them or asked them for an autograph. Cool!

 

Martha and bunks - if you get to read this soon, it was great meeting you all. Hope the driving is going okay and you haven't got lost! I forgot to mention that the lady behind us who was asking a lot of questions at MNiRC is an actress that I have seen on tv and in films but don't know her name. I will keep an eye out for her. See, his theatre friends do attend!

 

And a smiley for the funof it (although I'm back at work in a few hours so where is the fun???)

 English Bobby Mind those roundabouts, martha!






Emily 
4/21/05 at 01:13 PM

Comments:

Thank you for the report, Elaine!  Taking it to the US ... ah, that's the best news I've heard in a long time.


Elaine 
4/21/05 at 12:50 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Hi - I'm back!(Sorry for shouting but I've missed you all!)

 

Well, I'm whacked out with 2 days of non stop stuff. Firstly - belated congrats to Sue and "Austin". Yes, 30 years is a long time! And I do agree about AR seeming to "glide" everywhere! 

 

Well, a few things to add about MNiRC. Ricky-Nicky did a great job. [waves to R-N!] Yes, it was really good to meet everyone from around the world. I hope we can ALL do it one day.

 

The excellent article that Sue scanned more or less says what Mr & Mrs Corrie had to say, although I thought her sister should also be mentioned. I felt deeply moved by what they had to say. Megan Dodds was superb. To be able to sustain that excitement and emotion for an hour and a half was just amazing.

 

Just a few things I can remember about the first part of the talk. Katherine Viner made it plain that AR was the instigator of the whole thing. He read Rachel's published letters in the Guardian and rang her her to say that they should make a piece of theatre out of it. She also said that they had lots of rows! And the associate director (Tiffany double-barrelled) said that it was AR's idea to put the stage along the room and have the set as it was. (They don't normally do it that way). The set was his idea, too - artistic training kicking in! And to give you hope, Elyse Dodgson from the RC said that they were hoping to take the play to the US, and also around the UK. They were looking at ways to do that.

 

One thing that did not hit me until the talk, was that all the dialogue is in Rachel's own words. They did not add anything at all. I think she WAS gifted, despite what that other reviewer said. You only had to watch the video they had at the end of Rachel when she was just 10 years old, speaking out at a school thing for peace and giving help to those less fortunate in the world.

 

Anyway, I should take a breather for now!






sue 
4/21/05 at 09:32 AM

What is your location? england

Comments:

Great News Peekabooh and Welcome Back Danyand Congrats to Aunti Natasxxx

 

I think that covers it for now


Sharen 
4/21/05 at 09:28 AM

What is your location? FL

Comments:

New sound clip from Marvin? "I Think You Ought to Know I'm Feeling Very Depressed" is downloadable at http://comingsoon.net/news/hitchhikersguidenews.php?id=9255


Marlina 
4/21/05 at 09:23 AM

What is your location? Indonesia and still,still, still wanna be in WAWA!!!!

Comments:

Natasxxx that's so funny! Moose..

Hello all, just drop in to say hello


Claudia 
4/21/05 at 09:09 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Its so wonderful to see you back, Dany!  We've missed you.  Also, its been way to long since we've heard from Miriam and Laura, Italy too!  Glad to have yall back. 

Kimberly, here's the link to the event SARF posted about a while back.  We're hoping it will be open to the public especially since that will be the time kathy is in London on her experience of a lifetime!  University of the Arts

 

Anyone subscribe to the Starlog and Movie Magic magazines that Susan, CO posted about?  Maybe their will be some AR tidbits. *crossing fingers* 

 

Good luck on your book Sue J!  Hopefully, one day we can all say "We knew her when"! 

 

Congrats on the John Donne event arrangements, Peekabooh!

 

Lucy, as far as I know there is no way to capture video from a DVD ROM to the computer--unless there is something out there I'm unaware of and that is highly possible.  You will need a capture device, capture software, and a stand alone DVD player to capture the video from DVD.  

 

I use KWorld's Xpert DVD Maker and then either MS's Movie Maker (free) or Leadtek's VideoStudio software.  

 

I was never aware of the power of MS's Movie Maker until Elaine steered me in its direction.  It came with my XP upgrade and since it was a freebie, I never thought it would do the things I needed it to do.  But boy was I ever wrong!  It is a very powerful little program and free.

 

   


Dany 
4/21/05 at 08:43 AM

What is your location? Wuppertal

Comments:

Hello out there,

after a long time I'm back .

It has been a long time,a lot of things changed but now I have more time o have a look in here and to post.

It was a hard time the last weeks(Claudia knows what has happend)but friends helped me through the time.

Especially with AR-DVDs ......Michael Collins and January Man .

And I met a new friend in a Harry Potter forum.She's a very big AR-fan and I know that she has a look at this page from time to time so  hello Lisa and a big hug .

Thats for now....

see ya

lots of love

Dany

 

@ Claudia...the new guestbook is great!!!!


Peekabooh 
4/21/05 at 08:36 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

 

Wow Auntie Natasxxx, that´s so exciting, CONGRATULATIONS.


Lucy 
4/21/05 at 08:10 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Sue, I'm sitting here bawling over that article.  Thank you for posting it.

 


Kimberly 
4/21/05 at 08:03 AM

What is your location? MI

Comments:

Great to hear, Peekabooh!! I'm sure you will have a wonderful time.

 

Wasn't it mentioned sometime ago that Alan would be doing an interview in June at Chelsea College? Anyone have any details on that?


Natasxxx 
4/21/05 at 08:03 AM

What is your location?

Comments:

First: thank u all for the pictures and scans!!!

 

Just wanna say: I'm gonna be an aunt again!!!!!

 

I'm so happy about this news.....I could screem it out.....so laud that they will  hear me in WaWa...But maybe they think that it is a Moose....

 

 


LAURA 
4/21/05 at 07:10 AM

Comments:
Nice to be with you sisters, this "download heaven" is a bloody great emergency rescue for rickmania!
Love from Italy, ciao!

Peekabooh 
4/21/05 at 05:50 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

 

Squuueeeeee, I just purchased my John Donne ticket and made my flight-reservation!!!!

 


Peekabooh 
4/21/05 at 04:25 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

Dee, I absolutely agree with Miriam and Sue. It didn´t strike me that his hands were big, they are very well manicured that´s for sure. Though he is tall, he moves very gracefully. He also is very friendly and calm, an impressive guy!

 

Sue, thank you so much for the newspaper article about Rachel Corrie´s parents. It must have been such a contradiction (if that´s the correct word) to hear Rachel´s words been spoken. They are indeed very brave.


sue 
4/21/05 at 04:09 AM

What is your location? england

Comments:

RickiNicki, thanks for the great pix, you must have got there early to snag such a good position!

 

Dee, hands? Hmm where do I begin? Large, soft, warm but firm is my opinionLOL! One thing I loathe in a man is a limp handshake and am delighted to report that his is not I think those of us who are lucky enough to have met him would agree is that he appears a big man but does seem to glide around in a very graceful manner!


Miriam  
4/21/05 at 03:23 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

Hi Dee,

 

Nice question about Alan's hands. I met him in London in December last year. He was so kind to sign my book. I could clearly see his hands but they did not appear to be very huge. I have seen pictures of him though and I thought... wow, he has beautiful hands to play the piano. What I personally liked of Alan was his friendliness, ofcourse (he has a warm and sweet smile), his modesty and the beautiful way of moving. When he came... well, you knew he was there in a positive way. My meeting with him was very brief (he seemed to be in a hurry, poor man), but unforgettable. I am very glad for those who also met him in Wawa. I hope my answer makes sense to you.


Barbara 
4/21/05 at 01:09 AM

What is your location? New Zealand

Comments:

Thanks, Sue, very much for posting the Evening Standard article.


Dee 
4/20/05 at 11:26 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Wow! Lots of posts today! Thanks RickiNicki for the MNRC review. Sounds like such a moving experience. I hope it comes to the US! And thanks everyone for the Hitchikers updates. Can't wait to see the film!

 

No on has answered my rather odd question yet. Those of you who have seen AR in person: Does he have big hands? They look huge in his photos, but that could just be camera angles.


Sue J. Varvil 
4/20/05 at 10:19 PM

What is your location? Texas, United States

Comments:

 

I go by Sue but seeings how we have two Sues, I'll go by Sue J.

 

I am writing a SciFi book and hope to have it finished by next month.

 

I am in a very small town and want to start working with the kids here on acting. I hope to put on some cute plays for the parents. I guess this will be a big challenge for myself to see how my patients will be.

 

I wonder if Alan could ever have that much patients with kids. I guess he must have a lot due to having to work so many in HP. I would give anything to go see him in person. WOW, what a hottie.

 

 


Emily 
4/20/05 at 09:54 PM

Comments:

Great pics, RickiNicki!  Thanks for posting them. Looks like you were standing right up front!


Lucy 
4/20/05 at 08:49 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I am watching the "Too Lost in You" video, and my Marvin bobblehead is moving his head in time with the music!


Lucy 
4/20/05 at 08:42 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Can any of you wonderful video makers tell me how/if I can save a clip from a DVD to my computer with MovieMaker?  If not, then what software will work?


Susan 
4/20/05 at 07:52 PM

What is your location? CO

Comments:
An AR group has posted that two magazines have articles on GOF and THHGTTG this month. One is "Starlog," and the other is "Movie Magic: Enchanted Collector's Edition." Both are the May issues. I'm not certain if there are pictures, but they might be worth checking out.
Sabine 
4/20/05 at 07:29 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks for the reports and the pics, RickiNicki!  I especially like the Stephen Fry pic! 


Kimberly 
4/20/05 at 06:56 PM

What is your location? Michigan-So Close Yet So Far From WaWa!

Comments:

Sue: Thank you a million times over for sharing the scans of the "Rachel Corrie" reviews. Your generosity is greatly appreciated by this Rickman fan!


Claudia 
4/20/05 at 06:56 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Well we are just so happy to have you aboard, Sue TX (or do you prefer Sue J?)!  Please come back as often as you can.  We have a really friendly group here.   

 

You are so right about AR's generousity towards others less fortunate than he, Sue TX.  He is involved in A LOT of organizations. Sometimes it boggles the mind to keep them straight!  LOL

 

RickiNicki for all the wonderful premiere pics!  I'm so glad you were able to make it!  I can just see Bill Nighy was his usual playful self!  LOL 

 

Thanks for the head's up on the Getty photos, Sue. 

 

 

 


Sue J. Varvil 
4/20/05 at 05:58 PM

What is your location? Texas, United States

Comments:

Alan seems to always think of others and not so much on himself, which makes me look up to him even more. He is a great actor and I think the world of him. He is one of a kind! Good looking, great sexy voice, great actor and a kind gentleman. What else could you ask for ladies?

 

I am glad to be aboard this sight!


RickiNicki 
4/20/05 at 05:40 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:
As promised, here are some pics from the H2G2 premiere!

the rest can be viewed at http://photobucket.com/albums/v639/RickiNicki/H2G2%20Premiere

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sue 
4/20/05 at 04:39 PM

Comments:

Lots of nice Hitchhikers Premiere pix on GettyImages


RickiNicki 
4/20/05 at 03:28 PM

What is your location? on the way back from H2G2 premiere

Comments:

I've just came back from the H2G2 premiere. I also took some pics, but I'm going to upload these in 2 hours. No sight of Alan though! I think he's still in Canada. Mos Def and Warwick Davis haven't been there either. I took pics from almost everyone except Sam Rockwell, he didn't sign any pictures. Steven Fry made funny faces into the cameras, he seems to be kind to his fans and seems to be sympathic.

 

As I said I'm posting the pictures a bit later, when I'm at home.


Sniv 
4/20/05 at 02:30 PM

Comments:

Emily thanks for the link...

 

I feel so old all of a sudden ...being able to watched the premiere online!...lol


Claudia 
4/20/05 at 02:30 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Yes! Thanks Sue.  Maybe it will have some snippets of AR for the site! 


kathy 
4/20/05 at 02:29 PM

What is your location? found a free computer at school

Comments:

Sue--Thank you so very much for the article with Rachel corrie's parents.  How brave, how sad.  I ache for them, the death of a child is the absolute worst.  I don't cry easily, but that brought tears to this tough old bird's eyes.  Bravo to AR, KV, MD and all else who brought this to life for them with such sensitivity.  Hope against hope it comes to the US.

Can't believe I found a free computer to kill a few minutes before my next class. 

 

My oldest son just told me he's changed his major from creative writing to screen writing--he took an introduction class this semester--loves it and has gotten kudos for his writing from the prof. (We already knew he had a gift )   So maybe someday HE will meet AR and I can be the proud Mama!!!

 

Looking forward to H2G2, then end of the school year AND my trip to England.  Can't get excited yet I'm too stressed out with the end of school papers but come May-------Whoopee!


sue 
4/20/05 at 02:24 PM

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Yes she was Emily.


Emily 
4/20/05 at 02:21 PM

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Thank you Sue!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Yes, Caroline Bingley!  That's it! Was she also in "Four Weddings and a Funeral"??


Claudia 
4/20/05 at 02:21 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhhh thanks, Sue!  She was also Colin Firth's finacee in What a Girl Wants too.  Amazing how letting one's hair down can change someone's look. 

 

 


sue 
4/20/05 at 02:18 PM

Comments:
Anna Chancellor was Miss Caroline Bingley in Pride and Prejudice and lots of other stuff as well.
sue 
4/20/05 at 02:15 PM

Comments:

Yes Claudia I'll put one aside for you!


Claudia 
4/20/05 at 02:13 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I have the same question about Anna Chancellor.  I've seen her in something but can't place her.

 

 


Claudia 
4/20/05 at 02:12 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I can't help but laugh as we are sitting here watching this when I think of one of the first trailers we saw when in the end, The Guide says (paraphrasing again), "This is where the date of release appears so that the world can plan out the next few months of thier lives".  LOL

 

Did I miss something??? I didn't realize there is going to be a freebie DVD.  Is this something like the Love Actually freebie? 


Emily 
4/20/05 at 02:12 PM

Comments:

No Mos Def there either.

Who is Anna Chancellor? She looks familiar but I can't place her.

 


sue 
4/20/05 at 02:05 PM

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Oh I can see it too! I see some of the clips are from the free dvd that is in next Sunday's Times. I better buy a couple of copies of that then


Claudia 
4/20/05 at 01:49 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks, Emily!  I'm watching now. 

 

 


Emily 
4/20/05 at 01:30 PM

Comments:

HGTTG premiere live now HERE.

 

No sight of Alan. Bill Nighy being interviewed now.


sue 
4/20/05 at 12:48 PM

Comments:

You just did Claudia!!


Claudia 
4/20/05 at 12:23 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

How can I ever thank you enough for posting that interview, Sue? 

 

 

 


sue 
4/20/05 at 11:52 AM

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Here is the full ES article:

 

Header

 

1st part

 

2nd part

 

3rd part


sue 
4/20/05 at 11:18 AM

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There is a full page and a half interview with Rachel Corrie's parents in tonights Evening Standard. It is on-line but you have to sell you soul to Satan (Pay a subscription) to access it so I shall scan and put it on photobucket. It will be in parts as it won't all scan at once.


Emily 
4/20/05 at 11:03 AM

Comments:

Wish I could have been there seeing MNIRC too!  This play sounds brilliant (what I've read makes me think of "Diary of Anne Frank").

 

Lucky girls, to be in London right at this moment -- martha, Elaine, RickiNicki etc. !


Claudia 
4/20/05 at 09:14 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Aurora, thank you so much for the link to the Hitchhiker clips!  Vogshere Slaps is great because poor ole depressed Marvin speaks up a bit in it. But.....by far, "So Long and Thanks for all the Fish" has to be my favorite!  As a dolphin fanatic, I have watched it over and over and over! 

 

Emily, you are right.  I've never seen that pic so large before!  I love it.  Sinclair is soooo gorgeous! 

 

kathy, I did see the MNiRC mention on the CNN crawl this morning.  All it says is (paraphrasing) "A new play in London about political activist Rachel Corrie who died in 2003" or something like that. 


Claudia 
4/20/05 at 06:48 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

   Thank you sooo much RickiNicki!  Your review sounds like you and your group had a very good time.  It sounds like the after play talk was very interesting.  I still can't even imagine how RC's parents are taking all of this.  *phew* 

 

Please share with us, when you can, anything you might remember.  If you're like me, things will come to you when you least expect it. *grin* 

 

Can't wait to hear from more from your group plus Judy too! 

 

Thanks for all the reviews, Sue.  How was the romantic dinner last night??? 

 

 


RickiNicki 
4/20/05 at 06:37 AM

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Sue, yes, it's really a great play! And Megan Dodds is a great actress! Thank you for the reviews!


sue 
4/20/05 at 06:26 AM

What is your location? hiding up here avoiding dusting and washing.........

Comments:

BBC has Hitchhikers review.

 

"As the voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android, Alan Rickman perfectly conveys the character's world-weary disdain, despite being woefully underused."

 

Now where have we heard that before??? 


sue 
4/20/05 at 06:20 AM

Comments:

O/T News for DaVinci Code fans on empireonline. Cast looks great though I share the doubts on Tom Hanks and Audrey Tatou.


Lucia 
4/20/05 at 06:12 AM

What is your location? Hiding away

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/community/gbhunks/

Comments:

Thanks for all the great reviews Good old Socialist WorkerOK admits to being a pinko yoghurt knitting liberal and proud of it


sue 
4/20/05 at 06:02 AM

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Comments:

Thanks RickiNicki. It was an amazing performance wasn't it? Glad you had a good meet-up too.

 

My John Donne tix arrived today!!They just say transept, unreserved (the £25 ones) so I guess we shall have to get there in good time to nab good seats. (Rushes off to see where the transept is, it's the cross bit isn't it?)


RickiNicki 
4/20/05 at 05:21 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Oh and I forgot, it was really lovely to meet everyone and talk to other Rickmaniacs. Thanks for the nice evening and the nice chat after the play in the bar!! I hope there will be more meet-ups in London!


RickiNicki 
4/20/05 at 05:17 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

OK, this is only a short review, I hope there is more to come from the others.

 

The play yesterday was really magnificent! Megan Dodds did a wonderful job!

 

When Annette and me arrived we met Elaine in the staircase of the theater. It was really nice to meet everyone. Elaine, Kate, Martha, Karen, Annette and me set all together. It was really nice.

 

When the play began everyone was so magnitised by Megan's brilliant performance. You really thought it was the real Rachel in her room. Even the stage looked brilliant, especially this huge wall in the background!

 

After the play Katherine Vine, Megan Dodds and 2 other producers (forgot their name) came to the stage and it was nice discussion with them. The audience asked how long the preparations took (since September) and other things about the production. Megan was asked what the most challenging part was. She said that it was the performance, to be everyday on the stage and perform this without just words coming out of her mouth. Maybe someone could remember some more questions? Then after the questions about the production, the parents of Rachel and her sister came on the stage and were asked about the feelings about the performance of Megan. And what had happen to the bulldozer drive (they don't know). There were some parts which I didn't get.

 

All in all it was very impressive! Everyone did a great job!

 

Sorry for the short review. Unfortunately I couldn't get everything.


sue 
4/20/05 at 04:32 AM

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More pix of cameras and pick-ups on wawa-news.com!


sue 
4/20/05 at 04:20 AM

Comments:

Reuters has a review of My Name is Rachel Corrie as does Socialist Worker. There are a few more reviews on Google but they are all Reuters based.

 

Thanks for all the good wishes!


kathy 
4/20/05 at 02:54 AM

What is your location? still up...............

Comments:

My gosh, this is a group who is up late tonight.

 

Love all the links, pics, info---as usual you're a great group.

 

Lucy--make that two orders!!

 

Elaine, I'm with you I do like the cardie, looks cozy.

the glasses look like prescription, or at least magnified, if you look at the image thru them it looks distorted.  He couldn't possibly be able to go without glasses at 59, altho he does have long arms!!--Mine aren't long enough even with glasses sometimes.

 

I really like the picture with him and the kids.  Think of the thrill they got to see Prof. Snape, and I'll bet he enjoys the kids.

 

Did anyone catch CNN tonight?  On the scroll that goes across the bottom of the screen they had something about Rachel Corrie--I missed the whole blurb and didn't see it repeated. Anyone catch it??

 

One and a half weeks of school then finals then I am done until Aug. 

 

Nighty-night all---


martha 
4/20/05 at 01:58 AM

What is your location? northeast

Comments:
Sue - Happy Anniversary.. a little late, but just as sincere!

What's with AR's hair in that pic? It looks very two-toned.

Natasxxx 
4/20/05 at 01:20 AM

What is your location? ...out of bed....

Comments:

Dee...I'm 6'2"....Very tall with very big feet....


michelle 
4/20/05 at 01:17 AM

What is your location? england

Comments:

Claudia- I seem to remember someone saying they were sitting next to Richard Wilson on the first night of MNIRC. Maybe because AR isn't there we just haven't heard reports back about any more sightings. Also it is sold out so perhaps trying to go on the spur of the moment hasn't been possible.


Claudia 
4/20/05 at 01:15 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

While we are waiting for news from last night's performance and after show talk, Gloria has been kind enough to share more piccies from the April 7th performance over at TARF. These were some of Nit's pics who gave Gloria permission to share. 

 

Thanks again Gloria and Nit!!!!! 

 

 


Dee 
4/20/05 at 01:08 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Alfan -- I know what you mean. I'm very tall for a woman (5'10") and don't have to look up very far at many men (my husband's an inch shorter). So, in every movie, I'm always checking out how AR compares in height to the others. He seems taller than 6'1".

 

But it's the size of his hands that really amaze me. In photos, his hands look huge! (NO, this is NOT a pickle joke, so please don't anyone go there!) They look very strong, yet...what's a good word? Gentle? Soft? Sensitive?

 

Out of curiousity (for those who have seen AR in person) -- are his hands big?


Alfan 
4/20/05 at 12:38 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Unfortunatly or unfortunatly i have a bad habit of picking up movie lines ( yes, thats John Lovits from LOTO) and i could apply them at any time so watch out. Although its rare for me not to use a line from an Alan movie (wich i could quote ) but pickle tickle just fit into the conversation. You know, i went over some of those pictures of Alan with his fans and although i know he is a tall man ( i think only 6-1), i never realized how tall.On the Tarf site there are a couple pictures of him on April 7th from My Name is Racheal Cory and i tell ya, he is large lookin. ( keep your minds out of the gutters girls).


Dee 
4/20/05 at 12:19 AM

What is your location? sleepless in Indiana

Comments:

Pickle tickle!! Alfan...shame on you! Now I can't stop thinking about AR and pickles! At another board I visit, I just saw an animated icon from Rasputin (the table dancing scene) that is erotically hypnotic.How will I ever get to sleep now?!

Before I do go to bed, I was hoping to read a report from our friends who went to the Rachel Corrine talk. Hmmm... It's getting pretty late. Shouldn't those young ladies be home by now?   They are either still out having fun or by the time they got home they were too pooped to post. Hope they had a good time!

 

I also hope Sue had a wonderful anniversary celebration with her husband!


Lucy 
4/20/05 at 12:10 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Tonight's order at the Dream Cafe:

 

I'd like pheasant with a side order of pickle, please.

 


Emily 
4/19/05 at 11:48 PM

Comments:

And that would be Wednesday. Grrrrrrr.....


Emily 
4/19/05 at 11:47 PM

Comments:

If you can't be there at the HGTTG premiere Tuesday, you can watch it here.


miem 
4/19/05 at 11:21 PM

What is your location? Oregon, USA

Comments:

"Give Rima a pickle tickle..."

Someone else who knows A League of Their Own! (yes, am I right that you know it?)

John Lovitz's character says that in that movie. "Give the wife the ole pickle tickle and go to bed." Or something very similar to that.

He's talking about having sex.

OMG!! HAHA! That's freaking hilarious!


SARF 
4/19/05 at 10:29 PM

What is your location? NZ

Comments:

Okay - I actually had a LOT that I wanted to say, but then I read Alfan's posted, and everything flew out of my mind as soon as I read this sentence:"...give Rima an ole pickle ticke and fly right back to Toronto..."!  So, Alfan, what's a "pickle tickle"??? 

Sorry if I offended anyone!

 

Anyway...a while back, SeverinaSnape posted a link to a BBC3 interview that had an AR anecdote, and I just wanted to say thanks for that. Oh, and did you manage to make write a transcript?

 

Also thanks to everyone that posted photos, news articles and everything - they've been great to read/see. I especially love AR's gorgeous cardigan!  I agree with Emily's theory that it's a costume, BUT, if he did buy it, then ten bucks says that Rima makes him leave it behind. 

 

Happy anniversary Sue! Whoa, 30 years! Gosh, I can't even fathom that amount of time. And he got you pearls! What a sweet, lovely man - he's definitely a keeper!

 

Dee - so sorry about your son. Hope he gets better soon!

 

Oh, and welcome to all the new people that have started posting since the last time I was here - hope you all have fun!

 


Emily 
4/19/05 at 09:17 PM

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While I'm here, might as well post this feature about MNIRC, from Reuters -- contains a few quotes from her parents and Katherine Viner.
Emily 
4/19/05 at 08:56 PM

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Wait!  I have seen it!  It's Sinclair, from the spine of the "Close My Eyes" video box. Never mind. I've just never seen it so big. And so pouty.


Lucy 
4/19/05 at 08:50 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh, yeah, and Happy Anniversary, Sue!


Emily 
4/19/05 at 08:47 PM

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Has anybody ever seen this photo before? I've never seen it and can't place it.  Sinclair? (Thanks Rickman_Daily)

 


Carol 
4/19/05 at 08:38 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

Still eagerly waiting on any news about the after-show talk that took place tonight.

 

Anyone who was there, please post, whether you're a regular here, or instead prefer to remain anonymous...!


Aurora 
4/19/05 at 08:28 PM

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While we're waiting for other news, Yahoo has several "exclusive
" H2G2 clips in its Movies. section. There's a little bit of Marvin in the Vogonsphere slaps clip. Thanks for all the fish is a ...3-min dolphin show.

Vicki, the DVD is worlds better than my old TV tape. I love mine. And Happy Anniversary, Sue.

If Yahoo has exclusive clips, maybe other sites have different clips.


Sabine 
4/19/05 at 07:53 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Happy Anniversary, Sue! 

 

Vicki, have fun watching AABA!

 

Sorry this post is so short, don't have much time. 


Vicki 
4/19/05 at 07:35 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

I just received my DVD of An Awfully big Adventure from Amazon!!  Damn...I have a meeting tonight....maybe when I get home I'll watch part of it.  From the looks of the case, I don't think there are any extras     other than English and Spanish subtitles.  I have to admit that the second time I watched my taped-from-television version, I turned on the closed captioning because I had a little trouble with the accents.  That's when I realized what she had said that made PL scratch the needle across the record he was trying to play.  They bleeped out the audio, but it showed up on the closed captions. 

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful time at the play tonight.  Please give us the full details!  We can't wait!


Lucy 
4/19/05 at 05:54 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

"The exact details of her final moments were hotly disputed, a point not acknowledged in this production."

I wonder what the reviewer's point was in saying this statement?  This play was all about immortalizing this young woman, her thoughts, her iideals, and from all the reviews I've read,  her basic belief in humanity especially.  To have made any kind of statement about the way she died would have been rather ghoulish, in my opinion, especially since her parents are part of the audience.

 

It's my opinion that the article makes it sound like this reviewer went to see this production with preconceived notions set firmly in place. 


Alfan 
4/19/05 at 03:52 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

I look forward to thier report. I cant see Alan flying home in the middle of shooting  a movie to attend a question and answer on his play and to attend the priemere of HGTTG. But hey, he has done something like that before so maybe they are taking a break from his scenes and concentrating on other scenes,  so he can fly home for a couple days, i mean fly home in one day, attend the Q & A one night, attend the HGTTG priemer, give Rima an ole pickle ticke and fly right back to Toronto or Wawa to continue thrilling the people.Its possible you know,,,,,,,,hee hee


Claudia 
4/19/05 at 03:22 PM

What is your location? still on pins and needles *ouch*

Comments:

You know, its just occured to me that so far, none of AR's friends or any other celebs have been pictured at his play.  Does this strike any of you as strange as it does to me?

 

 

 


Claudia 
4/19/05 at 03:15 PM

What is your location? On pins and needles!!!

Comments:

If my internal London time is converted to GMT properly, all our friends should be about in the middle of The Talk right about now. 

 

 


Alfan 
4/19/05 at 01:55 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Thanks Susan. I always thought that he was on some sort of catwalk during that picture but why on earth would someone make someone else wear glasses when they dont. Dont get me wrong, i love him in glasses. ok, not the ones he wore in STLM even though they were period glasses but i loved the ones he wore in LA.

I absolutly love the way the kids are gathering around him,i can honestly say i dont think they would be there if not for his Snape character. I think Harry Potter has enlightened a whole new generation of Alan Rickman fans. Im so glad to of read that he seems to be the main attraction, good, about time our man gets a little more recognition.  Even if he is wearing a god awful sweater.


Natasxxx 
4/19/05 at 01:54 PM

What is your location?

Comments:

Poor Sue.....

 

But important thing is that you're happy!!!!


sue 
4/19/05 at 01:47 PM

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Thanks Natasxxx I don't think we know his name here. Let's just think of him as an International Man of Mystery!!(Well it's worked for me for 30 years!!)
Natasxxx 
4/19/05 at 01:42 PM

What is your location? ....

Comments:

First:

 

Happy 30thAnniversary Sue and Husband (sorry forgot his name)

 

And TnX for the new WAWA piccie!!!!!


Susan 
4/19/05 at 01:14 PM

What is your location? CA

Comments:
Alfan, the pic. you posted is from a fashion show (1993--Commes des Garcons), and I think the glasses were part of what the designer had him wear.
Alfan 
4/19/05 at 12:17 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Ok, i give up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on  posting pictures.

I remember reading the headline that he was signing autographs during a break in shooting. So he probably is in costume. All i can say is wait till we get some more pictures from another day of him and see if he is wearing it and i guess once we see the movie we will know, if he is wearing it in the movie--its a costume. If he doesnt wear it in the movie-then we must take him shopping.


Dee 
4/19/05 at 12:12 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Thanks for sharing the new Wawa photos! Now we know that AR even looks great in profile wearing that sweater. I was trying to see if there was any pudge, but my eye kept getting distracted a little lower...  SHAME ON ME!

 

Happy anniversary, Sue!


Sue 
4/19/05 at 12:12 PM

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Wow Ltv news page scooped MSN and says there is a new Pope!! Way to go Wawa!!
Alfan 
4/19/05 at 12:10 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Ok, i think i might have to agree with the sweater thing. I dont think he would own that, he has always dressed ( IMO ) for the most part great. I mean we have seen casual pictures of Alan and i still never saw anything even remotly close to that. Now, about the glasses, yes i think they are part of the role but i do think he does really wear them,and i will tell you why. In the movie Love Actually, when he is talking to Sarah in his office and asks how long she is been in love with the chief ingeneer Carl (yum yum ). Well at one point the camera is behind Alan and if you actually look though his glasses from behind the view is magnified. I think he is like most people and needs reading glasses and wears contacts if he has to but i do have a casual picture of him not on set wearing glasses.

 


 

at least i think this is a casual picture. And whats with the jacket, almost as bad as the sweater.


Daydreamer 
4/19/05 at 11:54 AM

Comments:

wow! more Alan in cardigan pictures! lovely!
Thank you Sue!
And I wish you also happy anniversary!

And to all who are going today to Rachel Corrie. I hope you will have great time and that Alan will attend too. But most of all I hope, you will like the play.
Marlina 
4/19/05 at 11:34 AM

What is your location? Indonesia and still,still, still wanna be in WAWA!!!!

Comments:

THat new Wawa Picture! *Melt*


Sniv 
4/19/05 at 11:28 AM

Comments:

Ok I'm in a bit of a hurry so sorry if I don't get everything in my post...

 

Happy anniversary Sue

 

Thanks for the reviews...And the photo...Look at his hair lol Looks like it's grey in the front and the 'other colour' in the back lol

 

Ok gtg


Claudia 
4/19/05 at 11:22 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Vicki wrote:  Do you think the HP films have introduced AR to a much wider audience? 

 

 

OM goodness YES!  I was a fan long before the first Harry Potter film came out and the difference in AR online activity alone was an amazing sight to see. 

 

 

 

 


Emily 
4/19/05 at 11:22 AM

Comments:

I never thought for a moment that AR's sweater and glasses were anything but his character's costume. Come on!!!!!!!  Be sensible, ladies!  He has never worn glasses in public when he's out and about, and that sweater is horrendous, not remotely his style. He's in costume. Period.

 

Sue, you are entitled to use every emotie you can find -- 30 years of marriage is something to be proud of!      See, two thumbs up for you and hubby.

 

I can't believe I used an emotie.

 

Hey, AABA comes out today on DVD, region 1, if anyone needed a reminder.

 

 


Claudia 
4/19/05 at 11:19 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Awwwww, how adorable! Thanks, Sue.  So patient and kind to the kiddies. 

 

Those kids seem thrilled to be meeting Snape AND Trinity! 

 

I think the Wawa coverage is the most thorough and informative coverage I have ever seen for a film set.  Amazing!  And many many thanks to all those in Wawa that make the special effort to put the information out for the rest of us souls that "wanna know"! 


Vicki 
4/19/05 at 11:15 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Happy Anniversary wishes to Sue and her honey  

 

Hope you two have a wonderful evening!

 

The majority of the reviews for MNiRC seem quite positive.  I'm so happy that it's a success.  Interesting that the lady from Wawa commented that Alan is the one that everyone has come to see.  With names like Sigourney Weaver, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kim Cattrall (are we even sure she's still a part of the film?) you'd think that they would be as much of a draw as AR. 

 

Do you think the HP films have introduced AR to a much wider audience?  He's done some pretty high profile films before (Die Hard, Quigley Down Under, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Galaxy Quest, Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually) but I don't think he got a lot of attention from them.  I think his popularity is at an all-time peak right now.  (I know everyone in this group have been long time admirers).  I guess putting on that black wig and standing back and smirking made everyone sit up and take notice.


sue 
4/19/05 at 10:55 AM

Comments:

Found this on Sootoday

 


Claudia 
4/19/05 at 10:01 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohh Myyyy...I am sure those pearls will go well with your dressy dress and your MPH wristband, right Sue???  *grin*

 

 

 

 


sue 
4/19/05 at 09:33 AM

Comments:

I got back from the shops earlier and heard someone talking upstairs but knew the house was empty then I realised it was Marvin moaning away to himself!!

 

Thanks for the Anniversary wishes Claudia. Over here you serve less than 30 years for murder We are off to a posh Chinese tonight to celebrate. He asked me the other night if I wanted to do anything for the anniversary. I told him we better bl***y well as I had turned down the chance of an evening with Rickman for him (I didn't mention that he probably wouldn't be there!) Anyway I have had flowers delivered and a string of pearls (real ones at that!!) so must go and make myself beautiful for later I may be sometime

 

(sorry about the emoties Emily!!)

 

 


Claudia 
4/19/05 at 09:16 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 Juliet!  That one is more like it! 

 

 

 


Juliet 
4/19/05 at 08:48 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

What’s with the Times review, which of Murdoch’s interests are they trying to protect now?

Try this:

Daily Telegraph 18th April 2005.

 

Review by Charles Spencer, theatre critic.

 

VIGOUR AND COURAGE OF YOUTHFUL IDEALISM.

 

I have said some harsh things about the Royal Court recently, so it’s good to report that My Name is Rachel Corrie is a powerful, though-provoking and deeply moving piece of theatre.

 

The latest in the stream of verbatim drama that has so enriched our political theatre is based on the journals and e-mails home of Rachel Corrie, who grew up among a loving, liberal family in Olympia, capital of the Pacific state of Washington.

 

Even at the age of 10, Corrie was concerned with the state of the world, and her idealistic spirit took her to Gaza in 2003. She joined the International Solidarity movement of “non-violent resistance to Israeli military occupation” and was killed by an Israeli bulldozer as she tried to defend a Palestinian home from demolition. She was 23 and had been in Gaza for less than 2 months.

 

Alan Rickman and Katherine Viner, who have edited Corrie’s writings, offer a fully rounded picture of this passionate, idealistic and at times, infuriating young woman, vividly brought to life in an astonishing solo performance by Megan Dodds. Corrie’s concern for suffering humanity is coupled with the self-obsession and exasperating certainty of youth, and she isn’t above giving her understandably anxious parents priggish and self-righteous lectures on politics and morality.

 

As she describes the suffering of the Palestinians and their “Ghandian resistance”, she ducks the question of suicide bombers and the carnage they have wreaked on entirely innocent Israelis. At times in this performance, one longs for calmer and more informed viewpoints than can be provided by a 23-year-old who has only been in Gaza for a few weeks.

 

But quarrelling with Corrie’s occasionally glib convictions, even as you admire her courage, lends the show dramatic tension, and forces you to try to tidy up your own muddled thinking on this vexed subject. And there is no doubt that Corrie was a natural writer, who described life in Gaza with rare power and precision.

 

Her descriptions of the doctor who spent 30 years raising the money for a house that Israeli bulldozers could destroy in three hours, of retrieving a dead body under gunfire or guarding a vitally needed well are blessed with remarkable vigour and freshness. She also displays a real empathy with those she is trying to help, amazed that “they defend such a large degree of their humanity against the horror occurring in their lives”.

 

Rickman directs a gripping production, on a fine design by Hildegard Bechtler, which moves from Corrie’s chaotic student bedsit to the devastation of Gaza. And Dodds is superb as Corrie, candid, passionate, self-mocking and original, her eyes brimming with tears as she describes the dreadful things she has witnessed and her fading belief in “the goodness of human nature”.

 

One leaves the theatre mourning not only Rachel Corrie’s death, but also one’s own loss of the idealism and reckless courage of youth.

 

 

 


Claudia 
4/19/05 at 08:12 AM

What is your location? GA

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Lucia 
4/19/05 at 08:09 AM

What is your location? Hinding out

Comments:

Not a totally bad review but as I saw what happened to Rachel on a documentary I would have to disagree about this

 

My Name is Rachel Corrie is an unabashedly one-sided tribute — directed by the actor Alan Rickman — to the left-wing American activist who was killed in Gaza two years ago while trying to prevent an Israeli army bulldozer from demolishing a Palestinian house. (The exact details of her final moments were hotly disputed, a point not acknowledged in this production.)


sue 
4/19/05 at 06:25 AM

Comments:

I have pasted this from The Times review of MNiRC as it may become pay to view after a few days!

 

My Name is Rachel Corrie


THE inevitable problem with political theatre is how to avoid preaching to the converted. Being outraged about Guantanamo Bay is not enough in itself to make an interesting piece of drama, and I suspect that the acclaim lavished on David Hare’s sloganising Iraq play Stuff Happens had more to do with the audience’s visceral contempt for the Bushies and Blairites than the script’s intrinsic qualities.

My Name is Rachel Corrie is an unabashedly one-sided tribute — directed by the actor Alan Rickman — to the left-wing American activist who was killed in Gaza two years ago while trying to prevent an Israeli army bulldozer from demolishing a Palestinian house. (The exact details of her final moments were hotly disputed, a point not acknowledged in this production.)

A member of the controversial International Solidarity Movement, Corrie has since been turned into a martyr of the Palestinian cause. A website honours her memory, and on press night campaigners were handing out literature promoting the campaign launched against the American manufacturer of the bulldozer.

Rickman and the Guardian journalist Katharine Viner have skilfully woven together extracts from Corrie’s journals and e-mails. Megan Dodds delivers a compelling performance as a Washington State romantic who despises consumerism and keeps a copy of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl lying by her bed. The evening is suffused with a sense of a tragic waste of life. But does it convince us that we are in the company of an individual of exceptional gifts and perceptions? Not really. Rachel Corrie was 23 years old when she died, and — I feel heartless saying this — most of her writings are exactly what you would expect from a bright, young, progressive woman from a bright, young, progressive background.

As for the scenes set in Israel — brilliantly evoked by Hildegard Bechtler’s bullet-pocked concrete set — an element of unvarnished propaganda comes to the fore. With no attempt made to set the violence in context, we are left with the impression of unarmed civilians being crushed by faceless militarists. Early on, Corrie makes a point of informing us that more Israelis have been killed in road accidents than in all the country ’s wars put together. As she jots down thoughts in her notebook and fires off e-mails to her parents, she declares that “the vast majority of Palestinians right now, as far as I can tell, are engaging in Gandhian non-violent resistance”. Even the late Yassir Arafat might have blushed at that one.


Peekabooh 
4/19/05 at 05:18 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

 

Thanks Elaine for answering my question. The low-budget fly compagnies arrive everywhere in London, except on Heathrow, so that´s why I asked about Luton. I assume there is a train or bus going from Luton to London, right? And yes, Tanya is in London right now as she is about to attend MNiRC today.

I got my MakePovertyHistory wrist-band yesterday! I haven´t seen anyone wearing it here yet. The video-clip was on Dutch television last Sunday, no sign of AR unfortunately.

 

Dee, cheer up. You´ve been so close, I just know you get another opportunity. Thanks for sharing the info from the lady of Wawa. And it´s nice to hear that your son is ok.

 

Tropical, welcome to this lovely GB. It has brought me so much joy and warmth, I´m sure it will do the same for you.

 

Suzanne, welcome back! I was a little worried, hope everything is ok now.


martha 
4/19/05 at 02:47 AM

What is your location? northeast of here

Comments:
Ya know, I've seen sweaters (cardigans) like AR's in catalogs before. Wonder if that, and the glasses, are part of the costume. Never got the impression from his wardrobe that it would be his personal style. But I could be wrong...
Dee 
4/19/05 at 12:10 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

sonoma, Pam, Claudia, Lucy -- Thanks everyone for your concern! My son is fine. He stumbled and pulled/twisted a tendon in his calf. It swelled and bruised, but wasn't too serious.

 

And thanks for the cheering words. My adventure just wasn't meant to be this time. There will be other opportunities. I won't give up on that cheap hotel!

 

sonoma - It is wonderful to see AR looking so fit and happy in the photos! Perhaps due to a great script, good people around him, and the fresh air (and don't forget the apple pie!). What more could we hope for him!

 

Here's some comments by the kind woman from Wawa. When I mentioned AR she wrote, "Ah, the handsome Mr. Rickman! He's the talk of the town. He's the one everyone wants to see." She reported that the hotel where the cast and crew are staying wouldn't take in other guests for security reasons - but the dining room was open and getting lots of extra business from the curious. She also said that Wawa doesn't have a theater, but the locals hope there will be a premiere in Sew St. Marie (sp).


Lucy 
4/18/05 at 11:05 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Dee: I hope your son gets better soon.  Like other folks are saying, don't feel bad about not going to Wawa.  There's always the premiere.


Pam 
4/18/05 at 10:47 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Dee,
I was just reading the posts again after getting my son to bed a while ago. (We are on vacation this week) I M so sorry for your sons leg ingury. I hate it when things happen to the kids. Mine just got over sinusitis. The headache was unbelievable for him. What a relief that is over with! Also, dont feel bad about not being able to go and see him in person. At least we can see him on the big screen when Snow Cake is released..Take care Dee and I hope your son is feeling better. Pam
Claudia 
4/18/05 at 10:08 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh Dee, I'm so sorry about your son.  This is just for him   and be sure to tell him we hope his leg gets better soon. 

 

Also, don't be so quick to be depressed!  How far from Toronto are you?  I really feel that since this is a Canadian/British joint venture that there will be a premiere in Toronto...if not even in Wawa (possibly maybe???).  And since AR has a leading role, I feel sure he will do everything in his power to be at the major premieres.  So maybe this is a trip you and hubby can plan some romantic sex in a cheap hotel! 

 

 

 sonoma! 

 

 

 


Pam 
4/18/05 at 09:59 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Hi all,
I just read your posts and realized I havent been here since the 14th!!! Thanks for the great information you guys have been posting. I have been busy chasing ants!! yuck-after the wet winter everyone is inundated with them this year!! I think I got them all but you never know! (Perhaps I raked up their nest outdoors by the side of the house and they somehow got in) I have also been working outdoors raking the yard, putting up the spring type yard decorations, getting the garden ready too. I also bought today one of those Trellis Archway type of things, and will buy some sort of a clinging/trailing vine to travel over it.It should really look nice. After getting my son to bed tonight, I plan on watching an AR movie, maybe blowdy?? Not sure yet-(They are all so good!!!) Today was a holiday here in Massachusetts for Patriots day (marathon day) where runners from all around the world meet on the town green in Hopkinton MA and run/walk to Boston (26 miles) I believe a Kenyan woman won for the women this year. Not sure for the mens division yet. Ill have to watch later on the news..
Anyway, just wanted to check in and say hi since I havent been here since last Thursday..Have a good one
and take care--will try to get back again soon-Pam
sonoma 
4/18/05 at 07:59 PM

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Dee, don't be depressed!  Isn't it great we have so many AR projects to look forward to?  I think he looks beautiful in those photos and my excitement about Snow Cake grows with every new tidbit of information.  I'm just happy he's healthy and doing what he loves and even if I can't go to London to see his play or see him in person as he traipses around the world, I can come here and read all about it (I admit I was uncomfortable about that recent Wawa fan encounter though).   Anyway, he keeps so busy and is always out and about so I'm sure you'll have your opportunity to see him in person someday--especially with such an understanding husband! (hope your boy is okay!)


Tropical 
4/18/05 at 07:02 PM

What is your location? US

Comments:

Oh, no need for 'sorry', Claudia. I never expected it, let alone think it 'rude' if  none came. Rude?  Heavens, no! It was rude of me not to thank you for all the movie clips and videos you've spent so many hours, days, months... well, years, to put on the site for all of us to enjoy.  I 'bumped' into it very recently, while doing a google on a movie, looking for a copy of a script from all things.  Wow, what a treasure I found. Thank you. 


Dee 
4/18/05 at 06:39 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Pam -  Thanks for asking.  You're sweet to remember my dilemma.

 

After many folks here suggested taking my husband and turning a trip to Wawa into a romantic get-away, he agreed to come! (it's amazing what you can talk your husband into by offering good sex in cheap hotels...which - now that I think about it - is better than cheap sex in good hotels ).  Anyway, we were going to go last week. I even shared emails with a very nice lady from Wawa who gave us advice on places to stay, etc.   But, life got in the way. My son hurt his leg at track practice, then hubby had a job interview, then I couldn't get off work...  He says we can try again, but the last newspaper article I read said filming was wrapping up in Wawa.

 

So...I think I missed my chance. I hate to sound like mARvin, but I'm soooo depressed!


Claudia 
4/18/05 at 06:15 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

I'm sorry for the late welcome, Tropical.  I think I am losing track of new posters.  Please forgive my rudeness and please come back as much as you can. We're a great group. 

 

Suzanne's is BAAAAACK!!!!  YAY!!!

 

 


Tropical 
4/18/05 at 06:08 PM

What is your location? US

Comments:

Thank you for the welcome, Natasxxx.  So very kind of you. Tropical.


Natasxxx 
4/18/05 at 05:19 PM

What is your location? Insomnia....

Comments:

O  I've forgot....

 

 

welcome Tropical!

 

 me!!!!!


Elaine 
4/18/05 at 04:49 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Poor Suzanne! Hope she can sort it out soon.

 

Peekabooh, there is no tube anywhere near Luton. It's quite a way out from London. Have you spoken to Tanya as she has flown over from the Netherlands, although I think she is here at the moment.

 

I still love the cardie.  Is it me, or does he look rather "buff" in those pics? 






Tropical 
4/18/05 at 04:01 PM

What is your location? US

Comments:

Thank you Claudia for your info on the possible hacker.  I ran the full Norton (full Monty?) on it and nothing showed up.  When I clicked OK by mistake, it did go into 'thinking' mode--you know, the hour glass thingy--but I quickly did a AltCtrDlt and flew out of there.  Thank you again.  And BTW, the download haven is incredible.  Thank you so much for it.  It is a work of love indeed for talent and art.


Natasxxx 
4/18/05 at 04:01 PM

What is your location? .....Enschede

Comments:

...Maybe a very late reaction--> but a very good anti-spyware protector is "SPYWAREBLASTER"...It will protect you against ad-and spyware...! www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

 

And to the girls who's gonna watch the play: good luck and I hope Alan will be there...!


Ricky 
4/18/05 at 03:59 PM

What is your location? Austria

Comments:

Thanks a lot for the articles, links, pics and news, ladies!

RIcky


Claudia 
4/18/05 at 03:46 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

That's a great attitude, RickiNicki. But judging from all the reviews, I think it would be very difficult to walk away from this play in disappointment. 


Vicki 
4/18/05 at 03:44 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Daydreamer - thanks for the help on that site.  I would have never thought to look under scraps.

 

Oh, happy day!   Amazon tells me they've shipped An Awfully Big Adventure to me as of yesterday.  I'll finally get to watch an unedited-for-television version.  I wonder if they've included any extras?  Can't wait!

 

To all the ladies going to the poetry reading or the MNiRC play, I wish you a great time.  Think of us while you're there! 

 

With all this talk of hackers - just remember to UPDATE your virus definitions in case this is a new virus that the anti-virus software hasn't encountered yet.


Peekabooh 
4/18/05 at 03:31 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

Blimey, is that what caused all the problems to my pc? Nothing was found on my virusscan but I cannot see any photobucket pics and internet is running a bit slow..... strange!

For all you girls who attend MniRC, good luck *crosses everything* and let us know! Rickinicki, I do think he will attend.


RickiNicki 
4/18/05 at 03:06 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Although it was mentioned on this particular page, I don't think AR would attend the premier. And I don't think he would attend the play tomorrow. I still think he is in Canada. Sorry, if I'm a bit pessimistic, but I don't want to get disappointed. It's better to get surprised rather than disappointed


Claudia 
4/18/05 at 03:02 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 The "Pleasant Pheasant Plucker" went totally over my head until now!!!! 

 

Everyone here keeps me in stitches all the time!  You guys ought to be against the law! 


Claudia 
4/18/05 at 03:00 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I hope you will get to make it to the premiere too, RickiNicki.

 

Sue, is the group you were partying with planning on going to the premiere too?  The more reports we can get the better!   

 

In the meantime, I'm crossing all that's crossable and  real hard that he will be there tomorrow night for you and all the others that are there, RickiNicki.  But whether he is there or not, I know the after show talk is going to be very enlightening.   


Lucy 
4/18/05 at 02:59 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

"Plucking" that particular pheasant would be pleasant indeed!

 

 


RickiNicki 
4/18/05 at 02:52 PM

What is your location? Loncon

Comments:

Oh Daydreamer, you're a saint! Thanks a lot for the times! And thanks for the help, Claudia! Unfortunately, I'm not sure if I can make it because it's either to late for me or to early. But I try to leave earlier.

 

I'm also looking forward to seeing the play tomorrow!

 


Ricky 
4/18/05 at 02:51 PM

What is your location? Austria

Comments:

My resently (Saturday) by my husband uploaded Antivir said, that everything is okay on my PC.

Hope for all of you that it is the same!!!


Claudia 
4/18/05 at 02:45 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I never did click OK, Tropical so I can't say for sure.  But if I had to guess, I think its more of a "denial of service" type hack instead of one that will harm your computer. 

 

If anyone finds anything, please let us know. 

 

I did a search on "yandex.ru" and but all the hits were in Russian.  The url by the same name looks like a commerical search site. 

 

 


Tropical 
4/18/05 at 02:40 PM

What is your location? US

Comments:

I did check OK by mistake, but I just checked the Norton for intruder alerts or any activity and it told me that nothing had been detected, or blocked.  Which means that whatever that hacker is, did not get through.  I hope...  Right?  Tropical 


Ricky 
4/18/05 at 02:40 PM

What is your location? Austria

Comments:

Oh now ((((

Have beeing ill and non online for days. When I went on I saw this strange thing I didn't know to get it away and finally clicked OKAY! (((

Hope it didn't hurt my computer.

My antivir-Programme is now searching if there is a virus on my PC - I hope not!!!

Ricky

shocked


Claudia 
4/18/05 at 02:15 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhhh Emily!  I knew "yandex.ru" sounded familiar.  I know in the past, I've forgotten about ending the task through Task Manager because when something happens that I should use it....I'm often panicky and forget about it. 

 

Let us know how it goes.  I hope it didn't hurt you computer. 

 

Suzanne, if you're out there, please let us hear from you.

 

 


Emily 
4/18/05 at 01:52 PM

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Claudia, I didn't know the CtAltDel trick. I was afraid to shut down my computer because I didnt know if it would boot again. I did click OK on it in trying to close the thing, but now I hope one of my anti-virus programs caught it and quarantined it. I have to go check.

 

I wonder if this is the same hacker responsible for the spyware/virus whatever attached to the "yacht.zamok.ru" site (the entire Paton bio online). And why are they preying on the AR fan community?

 

I agree that those girls in Wawa were very silly. Age is no excuse. Ask him once, get your autograph and be classy about it and leave.  


Claudia 
4/18/05 at 01:38 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I've had the same problem, Sue.  Next time you go and get the message, do a "Ctl Alt Delete" to bring up your task manager and just end the task. That should keep you from having to reboot. 

 

But like Sue said.....DON'T CLICK OK!!! 

 

martha, Elaine nor I have professed to know what AR would find appropriate behavior or not.  We were simply responding to Dee's open question about how intrusive one should be. 

 

 


Emily 
4/18/05 at 01:34 PM

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Well, I see we've been frustrated together today, Sue.


Emily 
4/18/05 at 01:33 PM

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Beware -- Suzanne's GB appears to have been hacked. When you go there with Internet Explorer, you get a malicious pop up with a ".ru" address -- Russian -- and then you cannot close the window or Explorer. I just spent two hours trying to remove this Spyware. Finally (I hope) got rid of it by opening a window in Mozilla, going to Microsoft.com and downloading their beta anti-spyware program.  What scares me about this is that I am already running a spyware program, plus Norton and all of Microsoft's updates, and none of them caught it.


sue 
4/18/05 at 01:32 PM

Comments:

IMPORTANT

I wouldn't go to Suzanne's GB for a little while. I just clicked on and got the page up but with no posts on and and  small box appeared in the middle with Yandexrulesok in it. I couldn't get the box to go with clicking the red cross but I certainly wasn't going to click OK I couldn't even get rid of the GB page and had to shutdown the pc . Hope she hasn't been hacked!


Sue 
4/18/05 at 01:15 PM

Comments:

Would that be a Pleasant Pheasant Plucker Miss Lucy!!???

 

Martha!


Lucy 
4/18/05 at 12:35 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ahhh, that sweater makes me want to be a Pheasant Plucker, or maybe a Pheasant Plucker's Mate.

 

(That will be enough, Miss Lucy)


martha 
4/18/05 at 12:32 PM

What is your location? east of here

Comments:
Perhaps AR is the only one who can say what is inappropriate behavior.....
Peekabooh 
4/18/05 at 11:27 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

Tried to purchase a "John Donne ticket" online, but didn´t succeed so far. The computer kept telling me an error was made....??? I guess I better make a phone call then.

Does anyone know if there is a Tube-station near Luton airport?


sue 
4/18/05 at 11:02 AM

Comments:

Marlina, I can see what you mean about being a peacock, but I think it's definitely a pheasant. The dog on the back gives it away. They use them to collect the birds after they have been shot!


Daydreamer 
4/18/05 at 10:54 AM

Comments:
More Snow Cake news:
http://www.ltvnews.com/viewarticle.php?id=1021

Marlina 
4/18/05 at 10:08 AM

What is your location? Indonesia and still,still, still wanna be in WAWA!!!!

Comments:

err.. about the sweater..

It was called Peacock in my country..

(the most beatiful bird in the world)


Claudia 
4/18/05 at 09:20 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thank you Elaine!  I just love reading all these "politically neutral" "This play does not attempt to turn Corrie into a saint" remarks.  I just want to point fingers and say "na-na-na-na-naaaaa naaaaa".  LOL 

 

I agree with Elaine. The "ambushing" and "catching him again" grated on my last nerve too.  But excited teenage girls tend to grate my last nerve regardless!  Nothing against excited teenage girls, for I have three teenaged nieces that I adore and wouldn't change a thing about them--plus I have a daughter that was not long ago a teenager herself.

 

Personally, I think the second and third time was to much.  But obviously they must have shown some couthe about themselves because if not, I am sure AR would have run for the hills the second and third time he saw them as he once did after the last performance of PL in London from a certain "excited teenage girl".   

 

Maybe their post on the LJ (thanks Dee) was a bit more aggressive than they really were.

 

  

 

 


Elaine 
4/18/05 at 08:38 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Really good review of MNiRC on the BBC site: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4455549.stm


Natasxxx 
4/18/05 at 08:30 AM

Comments:

Sorry about that...wetter=weather...%&$#@*&^& (comment of my brain!)


Natasxxx  
4/18/05 at 08:28 AM

What is your location? ...still in Enschede

Comments:

...Blow 2 pictures up...So you can see the sweater better....and how's the wetter?.....But does it matter????...

 

 

 


Carol 
4/18/05 at 07:53 AM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

Alan's sweater cracks me up.  Something tells me that it was purchased right in Wawa---it looks like 10,000 other, similar sweaters that are sold in the northern Great Lakes on both side of the border.  Being from that part of the world, and being sometimes too-painfully aware of the rustic aspect of Northern culture, I have to say that they've never seemed at all charming.  Until now.  


Daydreamer 
4/18/05 at 05:48 AM

Comments:
Dee:
Thank you so much for the link to the story and pictures.

Vicki:
The pictures are in Gallery - in the part called Scraps.

Sniv 
4/18/05 at 05:26 AM

Comments:

Dee thanks for the LJ entry...I must say they were lucky...but they seem to be a bit...I dunno but they 'attacked' him twice...lol Bless Alan!


Vicki 
4/18/05 at 04:22 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Whew!  I was only away a few days and you girls racked up four-count 'em-four pages.  But it was nice to see all the wonderful articles, pictures, wallpapers, and reviews.  Thanks to all who contributed. 

 

Call me thick, but I could not find any pictures on that deviant art website (the one from the girls who got pictures with Alan).  Is there some link I'm supposed to click on? 


Elaine 
4/18/05 at 02:01 AM

What is your location? UK (up very early for a day off!)

Comments:

Yes Dee! You sort of have to excuse it because they are obviously young "star struck" kids but all the "we got him to..." sort of grates on me. I hope my son would never be so pushy. AR is usually quite tolerant when it comes to youngsters though. BTW, I hope you don't feel a tad down for not rushing up there and getting the same luck in seeing him. You'll see him one day, I know. The prem would be the best place.

As for the cardie - I love it! Hand knitted too! Are we sure it was "costume" as the girls said he had gone - but came back! And it has to be him - how many times have we seen him stand like that in pics.


Dee 
4/17/05 at 08:45 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Opps! That really IS the man's backside -- taken in the film's food trailer getting supper (ahh...that's our hungry Panda ). Another AR site had a link to the live journal post by the girl who took the photo (one of the same Wawa girls from the autograph pixs).


Here's the link with all her photos:

http://inu-girl-kagome.deviantart.com/

 

Here's a copy of her post:

"Me and Joanie drove to my hometown today where they were filming part of an upcoming movie (Snow Cake). We camped out front of the house they were using, waiting to meet Alan Rickman, for about 3 and a half hours total. Once we'd arrived there actually, they told us we'd just missed him. But lo and behold, he returned a while later and we "ambushed" him as he got out of the van. I got him to sign my copt of Order of the Phoenix and Joan got him to sign hers, her copy pf Dogma, and Jackie's copy of Dogma. Then he was like, "Pictures?" so he like put his arms around us for the photos! At that point, me and Joan were the ONLY 2 who got to talk to him and get him to sign stuff 'cause he was going to the back of the house to film.

"Later we were standing in my Grandpa's driveway because the food trailer's door was practically in the driveway and Alan Rickman was getting supper. We caught him again when he was coming out of the trailer and I got autographs for my bro, some of my cousins and me and Joanie again ^__^ It was amazing! We were SO PSYCHED! It was the best thing ever! We'd have stayed longer (there's going to be a 2 hour meet'n'greet tomorrow afternoon), but my mom has to work tomorrow morning at 7. In any case, this has been the very best day of my life ever! ^___________^ When I'm old and have Alzheimer's (which I know I'll have because I'm destined to get every disease known to man... even scurvy) today will be the only memory I'll never forget!"

This sort of brings back up the topic, "How much should you intrude?" doesn't it?



Sabine 
4/17/05 at 08:44 PM

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Comments:

I agree, Dee, it looks like a pheasant. 


Claudia 
4/17/05 at 08:42 PM

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Comments:

I feel pretty sure its him. Something about his stance that tells me its him. 


Dee 
4/17/05 at 08:23 PM

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Comments:

What kind of bird is it? To a midwestern girl, it looks like a pheasant. But, are we SURE that's AR's backside? It looks a little short and stocky for him, doesn't it? Could there be more than one of "the sweater" amongst the crew?


Alfan 
4/17/05 at 07:34 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Well being from Canada, i can tell you its no goose. It looks like it might be an eagle or something, wait....wait, i could be mistaken but no, im not. Its a Fawkes,,,,,,.

 

And im glad it worked.


Claudia 
4/17/05 at 06:50 PM

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Comments:

Oh and thanks a million, Daydreamer for the times for the HHG2tG premiere!  I hope you will be able to make it RickiNicki!


Claudia 
4/17/05 at 06:49 PM

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Comments:

YAY!!! Alfan!  Thanks for the "hind sight"! 

 

Sorry, but that has got to be costume for the film.  It has to be!  LOL 

 

What kind of bird is that suppose to be? 


Daydreamer 
4/17/05 at 06:27 PM

Comments:
Alfan:
Thanx for that wonderful picture of Alans behind.
I'm almost in bed and I think I will dream about that cardigan now too, cause there is no chance, that I get it out of my head now...

Alfan 
4/17/05 at 06:08 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Im really sorry, its working in the practice page but i cant get it to paste properly here , i will try it one more time and if not then go to the practice page, it worked twice there. Sorry for my  stupidity.

 




Daydreamer 
4/17/05 at 05:39 PM

Comments:
Ups, I just noticed, that I wrote the name wrong... RickiNicki (with i and not y) sorry.

And http://www.ltvnews.com/viewarticle.php?id=1007 has a new picture - the last one - from set of Snow Cake. Hmmm, could it be Alan - the man standing alone in the snowstorm?
Daydreamer 
4/17/05 at 05:22 PM

Comments:

RickyNicky:

World Premiere of Touchstone Pictures'/Spyglass Entertainment's THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

4:30 PM Press Arrivals
6:00 PM Celebrity Arrivals
7:00 PM Screening

From PRNewswire

There is also written, that Alan will attend the premiere, so crossed fingers, that he really will be there!


Claudia 
4/17/05 at 02:32 PM

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Comments:

RickiNicki, there has been no word on the time of the premiere. All I've been able to find is this....

 

20 Apr - Film Premiere of 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy'. - Empire Cinema, Leicester Square.

 

Maybe you can call the Empire Cinema and ask what time.  Please let us know if you find out what time. 


RickiNicki 
4/17/05 at 02:12 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Oh, thanks a lot for those reports about MNiRC, Sue and Juliet! Sounds like a really good play! I'm really looking forward to Tuesday! Does anyone else go on Tuesday, apart from Elaine and me?

 

I don't know if someone mentioned this, but for those in the UK, the Observer gives free cinema tickets for H2G2 and a free book of H2G2 "restaurant something" (sorry forgot the name) today. So, maybe you can get one issue. Sorry if I'm a bit late.

 

BTW, does anyone know at what time the H2G2 premiere is????? Please don't miss my post again


Marlina 
4/17/05 at 02:10 PM

What is your location? Indonesia but i really still wanna be in WAWA!!!!

Comments:

Wow.. what a day.. you people surely sign a lot today

Thank you all for the MniRC article

 

i'm still sure that it's only a reading glasses


sue 
4/17/05 at 02:01 PM

Comments:

Thanks for that one too Claudia.


Claudia 
4/17/05 at 01:25 PM

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Comments:

Ohh thank you Sue.  Its very readable to me too.  And here is one I found while perusing this morning.  Its from today's Telegraph. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Emily 
4/17/05 at 01:14 PM

Comments:

It's very readable Sue, thanks for scanning it, no need to do it over. All positive reviews so far!  


sue 
4/17/05 at 12:42 PM

Comments:

Here is the MNiRC review from the Sunday Independent:

 

Sorry I lost a tiny bit but my scanner is so slow I CBA to do it again


Elaine 
4/17/05 at 12:04 PM

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Comments:

I have no hopes about him being back for Tuesday. Firstly, the box office have issued a list of those taking part and it doesn't include him, and secondly, they are now going to studios in Toronto to film the rest! BUT, if it is wrapping early and they have to keep to "booked" slots at the studio, then you never know....... Please 






Claudia 
4/17/05 at 11:28 AM

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Comments:

Wouldn't that be just peachy, Sue?  JIMO and I am entirely speculating, all signs have been pointing towards the fact that he just might be there Tuesday and now, with things wrapping in Wawa just adds to my prediction that he will be there.  

 

Looking forward to all the reports then AND any reports on the play whether he is there or not.  This has been so fascinating.   


Sabine 
4/17/05 at 11:19 AM

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Comments:

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Juliet!  Looking forward to hear about the pre-play get-together. 

 

On a side-note: I love the old black and white Miss Marple movies, so maybe I should check out PBS's version.  Thanks for mentioning it, Claudia and Kathy!


sue 
4/17/05 at 10:25 AM

Comments:

LTV News Sunday:

Filming of Snowcake is wrapping up in Wawa.

On Friday night a little Hollywood magic was used to film a snow storm on Ross Street in Wawa.

Since actual snow has now melted, bags of fake snow and strong fans were used to make the scene look real.

Stay Tuned to LTVNEWS.COM and Wawa-News.com for more coverage from the set of Snow Cake.

 

Well if it is wrapping does that mean there is a chance AR might return to the UK for a couple of days this week??

Keeping everything crossed for the girls over here, though I know they are having a great time anyway but it would be the cherry on the cake for them.




Peekabooh 
4/17/05 at 10:12 AM

What is your location? sunny Netherlands

Comments:

Hi all, before we´re going to have a bbq with friends, I just wanna say;

Sue, lucky girl, how nice you had been able to get a ticket.

Juliet, thanks for sharing this story.

Laurie, have a nice trip to London and don´t forget to visit this GB and have us informed.

Everyone thanks for the pics and links, this truly is a wonderful place to be!

Finally, have a great weekend!!! 


Claudia 
4/17/05 at 10:00 AM

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Comments:

Ohhh I almost forgot......Natasxxx!!!!  I love the animation of the new piccies!  You are fast, gal!!!! 


Claudia 
4/17/05 at 09:47 AM

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Comments:

 

Thank you so much for your thoughts on MNiRC, Juliet!  What a wonderful experience you and Sue must have had!  It must have really been a shock when you realized you were sitting next to RC's family. 

 

I just keep thinking about her parents and my heart breaks for them more everytime. They really need to be commended for sharing their daughter with the rest of the world.  I don't think I could be so accomodating.  I'm afraid I would hoard everything of hers and keep it all to myself.  I'm almost in tears just writing about it so I better stop now! 

 

Thank you again, Sue and Juliet!  I hope we will hear from the others in your party....and especially about that pre-party yall had! 

 

 

 

 

 


Sniv 
4/17/05 at 09:41 AM

Comments:

lol I agree with Elaine.

 

Thanks for sharing Juliet


Aurora 
4/17/05 at 09:41 AM

Comments:
Thanks so much to Sue and Juliet for the description of the play and conversations with the family. I, too, hope the play will make it to other venues, UK, US, or other. What a privilege to see the play in such an intimate setting and talk to the people involved.

I like the sweater. My hunch is, with the birds--Wawa geese? maybe they're white/gray...loons? they're big on loons up North--and First Nations-looking markings, it's a bit of local culture/sign of regional pride. Either Al or AR is making somebody happy by accepting it and wearing it. Just a hunch, though. If I ever go to Wawa, I'm going to get one!


Elaine 
4/17/05 at 09:31 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Juliet, you are obviously someone who can chat quite happily to anyone and thank goodness that you do. What lovely little insights into AR's involvement with the play. Thank you for sharing.


Juliet 
4/17/05 at 09:22 AM

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Comments:

My Name is Rachel Corrie: I saw this at the 4pm matinee yesterday so here are a few random thoughts, opinions and facts I jotted down on the train home last night.

 

The play transcribes the transition of RC from a cocky self-absorbed teenager to a frightened young woman, watching this transition is fascinating, painful and, surprisingly, funny at times.

 

Were my views changed? No, I don't think so. My opinions of the Middle East situation were largely neutral before, and that is how they remain, in that there is right and wrong on both sides, in the play you feel that Rachel clearly identifies with the Palestinians, although she acknowledges the problems Hamas causes and also expresses pity for the Israeli kids sent to fight, so that was more balanced than I was expecting.

 

I decided to sit right at the top on the back row, and got chatting to a lively lady next to me in her early 30's, who turned out to be Sarah, Rachel Corrie's sister, with her father Craig Corrie.  This was an unexpected pleasure and privilege. Mr Corrie is rather reserved and quiet, but very gentlemanly, in the play Rachel talks about his "liberal" occupation and he confirmed later that he is an actuary. Sarah is much more outgoing and we talked about living in a small town and how easy it is to be insular and parochial (I fessed up that I was there as an AR fan, but since my interest in his work had made me look at issues I wouldn't normally consider, I hoped this was ok), how siblings can be so different in spite of having the same upbringing, she talked about growing up with Rachel (Sarah is 5 years older), and how sensitive AR had been in checking with each family member individually that they were all ok with the pieces of her writing he wanted to use.

 

After the play, I said to the family that if it had been my child, I wouldn't have known whether to be proud or horrified, her father said they were very proud, but also horrified, often at the same time. It was agreed that Megan Dodds was superb, and Sarah said that AR had said right from the start that she was the only actress who could possibly play the part.

 

I saw the play with Sue, and before hand 5 of us had lunch (strong drink was taken!), but that tale will have to be told later, I think.


Elaine 
4/17/05 at 08:50 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

I really have to hand it to the Wawa press. They must love all this activity. Great pics of the "Snowstorm", too. A clue to the plot!


Ali-Pat 
4/17/05 at 08:33 AM

What is your location? uh, what?

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

I absolutely love the glasses look on AR!    And I believe the sweater is part of his costume, really can't imagine it being a part of his personal wardrobe (at least not a part of his public personal wardrobe).  AFNH--the HP books sold in Canada have the UK cover on them, so that makes perfect sense.

 

Sue--lucky you!  I envy all the folks who are able to see RC, and will have to make do with your reports and my copy of the play (which I hope to receive in the mail any day now!).  I still cling to the possibility that the play will transfer to the US.  Olympia has a very nice theater and seems to have a healthy play-going community so there is great hope there.


Sniv 
4/17/05 at 06:07 AM

Comments:

Sue thanks for the link to the review!

 

Have you guys seen this pic of AR in Mesmer on Rickman Daily?

 

 


sue 
4/17/05 at 05:54 AM

Comments:

Found an on-line review for MNiRC in the Observer


Sniv 
4/17/05 at 05:47 AM

Comments:

Sue thanks for sharing your lovely experience! I can only imagine how amazing that must have been...

 

 


sue 
4/17/05 at 05:18 AM

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There is a good review for MNiRC in the Independent on Sunday, however it is not on-line but I shall scan it later. Nothing in The Sunday Times though.

 

News of Freak Snowstorm in Ross Street


Elaine 
4/17/05 at 05:05 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Ooooh, London Marathon! Go Frank Strange!! (even though it means I'll have to pay him sponsor money - worthy cause for Deaf Kids). Hope the gals visiting from the US are up and about after their "get together" or they'll miss it.


Elaine 
4/17/05 at 04:22 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

sue, so glad you got to see MNiRC. I, too, did not hear anything about the incident, but as Claudia says, the Iraq War overshadowed everything here.

Kathy, my son's prom is only a few weeks away too. It's a relatively new thing for us Brits (never had them when I was at school. We had a disco if we were lucky!) but most senior schols have one for the leaving year. He reckons he is going to hire a tux! We'll see....

Talking of a tux....


Natasxxx 
4/17/05 at 01:25 AM

What is your location? Twenthe

Comments:

...Just reading all the entry's....Thank u all for that....!

 

I have in person not much to say right now....sorry for that....!!!!

 


kathy 
4/16/05 at 11:39 PM

Comments:

Claudia--sorry our posts must have crossed!  Great minds think alike!


kathy 
4/16/05 at 11:36 PM

What is your location? arkansas

Comments:

My goodness this is a busy place!

 

Finally able to to sit and enjoy all the GB activity.  Spent the day cleaning my house, since I have been in school my daily vacuuming of the living room days are long gone!  Tonight was the Prom for my youngest son's school.  The kids all look so sweet.  Bri cleans up well I have to say and his girlfriend looked cute.  Ahhh the things that warm a mother's heart.  I had to look up on the internet how to tie a tie tho--

 

So glad the RC play is getting good reviews, not that I expected any less.  I am sure that AR and the journalist were very aware and sensitive to the fact that at the bottom of the whole matter were shattered parent hearts.  It would have been difficult yet reassuring to see a play about my daughter, especially when the actress looks so much like her.    Wonder if they would take the play to Washington state for a run, as that is her home state.  Hearts were definitely in the right place in the production of this story.

 

Just heard on the TV Geraldine McEwan will be Miss Marple in mystery tomorrow night on PBS  Have always loved her--she was great in RHPoT.

 

Great pictures from Wawa he looks so good--healthy, fit, probably relieved that RC is going so well.  Actually I like the cardie--I know it's kinda funky but it's homey--not pretentious.

and I do very much like the glasses.  I often wondered how he got away with being able to see (altho he does have long arms) since he is past 40.  I just assumed he used contacts.  Probably easier with all the different roles he takes.

 

I am so looking forward to H2G2, hope it comes to this god-forsaken area.  So many don't come or come for such a short time if you blink it's gone.

 

Saw Hamlet at the Uni --the Theatre Dept. put on an excellent rendition.  Had someone come in from the East to choreograph the sword fight scene  at the end.  It was great.  I got a free ticket, too which made it even better.

 


Claudia 
4/16/05 at 11:10 PM

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Comments:

Dee, I have to plead ignorant to who Rachel Corrie was until this play as well.  I couldn't figure out how this story escaped my attention when it happened because I am such a news junkie. But I've since realized the time line of the tragedy and it happened right around the beginning of the war in Iraq. So if it got any news whatsoever on CNN or my neck of the woods, it was overshadowed, for me, by the war because I had a family member in Iraq at that time (who came home safe and sound, thank God). 

 

Susan, I doubt very seriously that the people on those hate monger boards have read any of the reviews and if they did, I don't think it would make a difference with them.  Their hatred goes beyond the play AND Rachel Corrie.  It is so sad that they don't even realize what their lives are missing out on because they are so blinded. 

 

I've been wanting to mention this for a while and keep forgetting. (I am )

 

PBS will start airing a new Miss Marple series for Masterpiece Theatre.  Beginning tomorrow night and runs through June.  I've never been a Miss Marple fan but I've been wanting to see this since I heard the fabulous Geraldine McEwan interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour.  It will have some of Britain's finest in it and they all wanted to be a part of it because of the Miss McEwan.  Stars like  Derek Jacobi, Joanna Lumley, Simon Callow, Tara Fitzgerald, Ian Richardson, Keeley Hawes, John Hannah, and Zoe Wannamaker.  I can't wait!

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


Sabine 
4/16/05 at 10:33 PM

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Comments:

Forgot to mention: Thanks Dee for the Panda link!  That site just cracks me up.


Sabine 
4/16/05 at 10:26 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Dee, from what I've heard and read so far, the play doesn't try to make a political statement at all, but focuses on the human aspect of the story (which is what I was hoping for).  So, maybe the play does have a good chance of being shown here. 


Susan 
4/16/05 at 09:23 PM

What is your location? CO

Comments:
Yes, Claudia, politically neutral does stick it to the nay-sayers on the play. I wonder if the man who had the website that was so nasty about Alan has read any of these reviews?
Dee 
4/16/05 at 09:17 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Sorry for the over-active posting today! But...

I just noticed that Red Panda added a Wawa apple pie joke to the "organic bananas" today! Man...she must have been reading our minds! So, think yummy AR thoughts and check it out! Here's the link:

 

http://www.funtigo.com/alanrickmangallery?b=217842&c=2871357&p=start


Lucy 
4/16/05 at 08:39 PM

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Comments:

I would preen smugly in the fact that I was right about MNiRC, but I just don't feel like it.  What a wonderful tribute the play is, and I respect AR even more for doing it.


Dee 
4/16/05 at 08:38 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Sue -- Thanks for your review of RC. You filled in some details I hadn't read anywhere before. It sounds wonderful -- and meeting her sister and father must have made it a very meaningful experience for you.

 

A lot of people hope the play comes to the US. It's strange -- I confess that I'd never heard of Rachel's story until reading about it on an AR site. After researching it futher, I've mentioned it to several people -- and have not met a single person who has heard it before either. Obviously, her death wasn't front page news. With this much ignorance/denial/apathy/hate mongering (choose your favorite word) do you think the play will really come here?

 

I hope it does! Even if someone doesn't agree with it politically, I don't know how they can not relate to it as, "That could be my daughter," or "my sister".


Laurie 
4/16/05 at 08:07 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thank you Sue for your report of MNiRC. Also, thank you Claudia for the other info/reviews. I am really looking forward to seeing it. Just a few days left and I will be in England! I'm soo excited.


Claudia 
4/16/05 at 07:58 PM

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Comments:

I still can't get over your luck, Sue!  You didn't expect to see it today whatsoever and BOOM...tickets get handed over!  Amazing!


Claudia 
4/16/05 at 07:57 PM

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Comments:

Every chance I've had to sit down at this computer today, I've been searching for some word on MNiRC.  I have not had a whole lot of luck but did find a few things.

 

The first is an article by Katherine Viner which was published on April 9.  Although its not saying much more than we already know, I don't recall seeing this.

 

CounterCurrents

 

Next, I found a little blurb (but a good one) about how TheatreMonkey felt about the play. 

 

Theatremonkey Opinion:
Politically neutral, this move and enlightens without any sides being taken. The fact that Corrie was an outsider who just believed in people shines through. Megan Dodds allows her spirit to rise again from the journals Corrie left behind. Rickman and Viner provide the framework and make this an unforgettable evening of theatre.

 

"Politically neutral" kind of kicks all those nay-sayers that jumped the gun on commenting right smack in the teeth, doesn't it? 

 

There's no review here but there are a couple of images from the play.  AreaImages

 

And finally, on BBC3, Suzannah Clapp gave an audio review of the play last Thursday on the program called Nightwaves.  Click on Thursday and forward 5 minutes twice.  It will be on right after the man finishes talking about why he wanted to be a painter. 

 

BTW, there are several sites that ask for the readers to write a review (TheatreMonkey, for one).  Anyone up or will be up for it???  Please let us know if you take the plunge so we can cheer you on. 

 


Sabine 
4/16/05 at 07:55 PM

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Comments:

Thank you so much for your report, Sue!  I'm with Claudia, I hope this play makes it over to the US.


Claudia 
4/16/05 at 07:05 PM

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Comments:

What a fantastic break, Sue!  And on top of it you got to meet some of Rachel's family!!! 

 

Thank you for the run down of the play.  It sounds brilliant.  Gawd, I hope this makes it over here.


Carol  
4/16/05 at 06:31 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

If anyone needs a ticket to Tuesday's performance of Rachel Corrie (with the after-show talk), please contact me.  I have two, and I'd be happy to pass them on free of charge.


sue 
4/16/05 at 06:12 PM

What is your location? england

Comments:

"he won't sell much ice cream going that fast!"

ROTFLOL - I had forgotten that one

 

Just got back from a fab afternoon in London. Arranged to meet up with Juliet and some other AR fans at the Royal Court for lunch. Juliet had a ticket for the 4pm show but the others are going on Tuesday. I already knew that it was sold out (the whole run) so didn't expect to get in. We had a great lunch, loads of laughs and a coupla  bottles of wine. It was about 20 to 4  and I had decided that it was too late to queue for return tix. However one of our party made enquiries at the desk and came back and presented me with a returns queue no 5 ticket, meaning if they had 5 tix I would get one!

Juliet went off to queue for her seat and the girls and I hung round the foyer. They called  returns no. 1 then 2 etc. It was only 5 mins to go when they got to Number 5!! A few high fives and I was in!!LOL

I was the last one to get one and ushered in to the top row where there was a seat. Luckily Juliet spotted me and waved me in whereupon everybody shifted up a seat so I could sit next  to her. She appeared to have made friends with the people sitting next to her who turned out to be Rachel Corrie's sister and father! The play started immediately and it was amazing. Megan Dodds turned in a wonderful performance.

The theatre is very small and intimate so you felt you were right there. There was just one set that started off as Rachel's bedroom where she pontificated on life then the bed was pushed away as she packed her bags for Israel and the other end of the set was bullet ridden concrete walls plus a small desk with  a pc where Rachel sent her emails to home.

I was so glad to have been able to see it and I know I was not the only person to be wiping away tears at the end.

We stayed sometime talking to Rachel's sister, in fact we had to be told to leave at the end as everybody else had left. She said  it was the 5th time she had seen it and it obviously meant a great deal  to her that people were so interested.

I am sure Juliet will tell you more when she gets home but I was so impressed with the whole play.

 


Elaine 
4/16/05 at 05:27 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

AFNH, you and me both! Same as I can't listen to a siren going past without thinking "he won't sell much ice cream going that fast!" The man was a genius and I do miss those Christmas specials. AR would have made a brilliant "guest" in one of Ernie's "Plays What I Wrote". Comedian 






Natasxxx 
4/16/05 at 05:12 PM

Comments:

Miem, TNX for the beautiful Alan pictures....

 

 


AFNH 
4/16/05 at 05:07 PM

Comments:
Sorry, I meant miem, I hit the wrong key!.
AFNH 
4/16/05 at 05:04 PM

Comments:
Dunno how I managed it, but I missed a whole page of today's posts, including the Mugglenet Wawa pics (thanks mien!)! What a cardy! But he suits those glasses. Interesting that the girl in the pics had British copies of the Harry Potter books (they're def the UK covers).
Emily 
4/16/05 at 04:38 PM

Comments:

In the Wawa pics, he's dressed in costume and it was a break in filming, right?  I would HOPE that sweater is a costume!  Anyway, the glasses are part of his character too, I'm assuming. That makes three movies in a row where he wears glasses. Sob!

 

Anyway, he looks healthy, happy, thanks for posting those pics!


AFNH 
4/16/05 at 04:38 PM

Comments:
Flipping heck - go away for a couple of days and look what you've got to read through - 3 pages!

Red Tango - Love the CME story. I laughed out loud so much I think my neighbours will be phoning the little men in white coats to take me away. Classic!

The John Donne event looks very interesting. As it's on in the evening it would have to be a hotel job (drat!).

Elaine - know what you mean about 6 degrees of AR separation - this week I picked up a talking book of According To Queeney, by AABA author Beryl Bainbridge. It's read by Lindsay Duncan!

Sue - thanks for the scan of MNiRC from the ES. I agree with Claudia that it must have been a rollercoaster of emotions for RC's parents. But they must have been so proud.
BTW, every time I read the words Evening Standard, I hear Eric Morcambe's voice yelling "Eeening Stanuurd!". I must get this word association seen to!
RickiNicki 
4/16/05 at 04:32 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:
Wow, there are a lot of news I have to catch up, especially about Snow Cake. Thanks, Claudia, for those lovely pics from him. Oh and I just read the encounter with AR at the MNiRC performance. I can't believe that he could be that nice... *grins*

Well, I also read that the H2G2 premiere is on Wednesday. Does anyone know at what time?

Oh, and yes, I can't remember who it was, but yes, the Black Forest is really a lovely place. I miss it a lot! Here in London there is so little nature, apart from the parks, which I love. But I'm used to a lot of nature surrounding me. LOL
Dee 
4/16/05 at 03:28 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Claudia -- Thanks for putting up the Wawa autograph photos. Sigh... Love the hair...love the glasses...love the smile...love his glowing skin...don't love the wooly sweater.    BUT, it IS prompting a lovely daydream:    It's cold and my hands are freezing. AR looks at me, smiles and purrs, "Just slip your hands inside my sweater until they warm up."

THUD!!!

 


SeverinaSnape 
4/16/05 at 03:12 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://severinasnape.deviantart.com

Comments:

I was just listening to

 

"Map of Manhattan" - by Karen Moline on BBC3

Karen Moline pays tribute to the old East Village.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/speechanddrama/pip/r1dxs/

 

ersonName>Alan AnecdoteersonName>: No transcript so I will try to do this from memory - paraphrasing. She talked so fast and I was in the middle of composing – knocked me for a loop! I will keep a look out for a transcript. As a former New Yorker from the Village it brought back memories.

 

She interviewed ‘the actor’ ersonName>Alan Rickman she said (you mean there are people alive who don’t know who he is??? )  for the old East Village weekly back in the days before gentrification tore the heart out of the villageersonName> who shared some personal views about doing Reparatory Theatre.

 

According to him the greatest thing about it was that he was allowed to fail. There were no sniping critics, people waiting with baited breath for him to fall flat on his face., etc. He could learn and hone his craft and work towards becoming a good actor without all of the unnecessary attention on what he was doing wrong as he worked hard to get it right….


Elaine 
4/16/05 at 03:00 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

I'd write more but I'm having trouble with my hands - I have to keep wiping the drool from my mouth after seeing those mugglenet pics. He looks the best I have seen him for sooooo long! I get the feeling he is really enjoying "working" for a change! I have a theory about the glasses. I think that he's having to succomb like the rest of us - red marks as noted on MNiRC pics!  There has been some comment about him wearing contacts and that could be true. I think the glasses suit him. Man, I even love the cardie!

Thanks for the Bill Bailey link, Claudia! I've just been listening to him in the car. I will never be able to listen to Chris de Burgh again!

It is definitely "the" Fallen Angels series being shown on BBC2 but it's not on next week because of the rivetting Snooker (not). But Sky+ still shows a series link so I'm hopeful!

 


Sabine 
4/16/05 at 01:39 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ooooh... new pics!  Thanks for bringing them to our attention, miem!  He looks absolutely fabulous, and I looooove the hair! 


miem 
4/16/05 at 12:13 PM

What is your location? Oregon, USA

Comments:

I've been around before, it was awhile ago though.

Anyway, you're all welcome for the heads up. I was really just suprised to have something new to add, all of you are usually loads ahead of me (time differences me thinks..)

Thank you to those who did the dirty work of the link and thumbs of the pics for me.

Quite funny that the first post after I posted mentioned the cardigan.  It was the first thing I noticed. I was like, " Whoa..that's quite the sweater....I..suppose...it's sort of...retro chic." **snigger**

I noticed no pudge too! Way to go Alan! He looks quite svelt, actually.


Marlina 
4/16/05 at 11:50 AM

What is your location? Indonesia but i really still wanna be in WAWA!!!!

Comments:

wait a second.. it's reading glasses not reading glass.. i'm sorry


Marlina 
4/16/05 at 11:46 AM

What is your location? Indonesia but i really still wanna be in WAWA!!!!

Comments:

it's a reading glass maybe.. my father just use a reading glass to do some reading or writing.. aside from that he don't wear it..


Ana 
4/16/05 at 10:32 AM

What is your location? Spain

Comments:

Thanks Claudia, I had miss you too.

 

I thought that Alba was from Spain... I was wrong. That name!!

 

When I was 14 I made an interchange with some people from USA. I had a boy, Tim, and when I introduce him to my best friend she just kissed him. I tryed to not laught about him when I saw his face. He was absolutely stunned by that... When I met him he was waiting for me so before I reached him he putted a hand in front of me giving me no options, lol.

 

Just one more thing to what Alba said to you Claudia. Men also kiss each other sometimes, not in business relations but the do with close friends and family. My uncles and male-cousins do kiss each other.

 

If only he get used to the kisses and I could kiss him... *faints*

 

Just a question: Alan is going to wear glasses in the film or he is wearing glasses... I mean, he's 59... a lot of people his age has to wear glasses, maybe he does . And the grey hair looks so good on him (I thouthg it was going to look bad, like a boring grandad).


Marlina 
4/16/05 at 10:10 AM

What is your location? Indonesia but i really still wanna be in WAWA!!!!

Comments:
HEy!!! Claudia! All!! i just admire again the photos from mugglenet!! you know what did i found?? Watch his stomach!! NO PUDGE!!!!!!!
Peekabooh 
4/16/05 at 10:09 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

Many thanks for the link to the lucky girls who visited Wawa. Alan looks so gorgeous, doesn´t he? I like the hair, I like the glasses, well I guess I like Alan ....... sigh.

Thanks for all the links and pics (still having trouble seeing them though).

 

Have a good weekend!


Sniv 
4/16/05 at 09:34 AM

Comments:

*looks at Alan* Yup too many pies...

 

About the kissing costum in Spain I know what Alba is talking about...

 

I have been in Spain twice and the second time I was staying at a Spanish family as a exchange student and well the first time a completely stranger came up to me and greeted me I froze lol I was like: wtf? Get away from me!

 

But when you are there you get use to it...It's a warm welcome - and well I wouldn't mind 'greeting' Alan the Spanish way


Claudia 
4/16/05 at 09:28 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

This was posted over at Suzanne by Slope. Any Canadians here happen to catch this show?

 

Damn! The one night I forget to watch eTalk Daily and my sister tells me Alan was in the 'blink and you'll miss it' segment called 'Sightings'. Apparently, he was sighted eating apple pie at a cafe in Wawa! Now why am I not surprised that he was eating a dessert? A man after my own heart! Awww! ;-)
Slope
Canada - Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 09:11:01 AM (EDT)

 

 

So glad to see you back, Ana!  We all know how real life can be so just pop in as often as you can.  We've missed you. 

 

Actually, Alba and I talked about the kissing thing in Spain just yesterday and she has given me permission to post what she had to say about this custom in Spain. 

 

As an American who has lived in Spain for almost
20 years, I find myself in more than a few
uncomfortable situations when I go to the States and
automatically start to kiss people. It's THAT normal
here. Even going into a business meeting, kisses
between men and women and women and women are usually
the proper greeting. So he better get used to it
before September!

 

Now whether he obliges the custom or not, while in Barcelona, I do believe he will have to at least adapt to the idea of it.  I am sure he will not have a problem with it whatsoever.  I mean this is a man that has traveled very extensively so I am sure he does his homework (as most peopel do) on the different cultures he plans to be visiting. 

 

Aurora.  I have not seen The Upside of Anger yet but I do plan to as soon as I can.  After seeing the "Making of..." on HBO last month, I felt it would be a winner.  Actually the only film that didn't do to well when his role was baseball player was For Love of the Game and I have to tell you.....that was boring as heck!  LOL  Anyway, Emily hinted very early on that this film just might perhaps encourage the powers that be to look at other Binder films for release to DVD.  I really do hope it works that way! 

 

 

 

 


Ana 
4/16/05 at 09:04 AM

What is your location? Spain

Comments:

Hi!

 

I'm back after several months missing!!! Nothing personal, just too busy even to read your posts... My time is still very bad but I feel like to post something here, to say hello and thank you.

I've read that Alan is going to be in Barcelona in September (the way I predicted it, I'm a witch!!! lol). And Alba said the a encounter in Spain will include some kisses... if only!!! He may get our costumes in Barcelone but maybe he won't. A friend of mine met him last 7th April and he said no to the kisses (it was for the press and the rest of people there but... he said no).

 

What about that thing happening in London on 9th June? Just curious about that...

 

Ricky Nicky, thanks for your report in February... You know... I was in Dark Forest the last summer... Pretty place... But a little bit cold!!!! (and quiet...)

 

And thanks for the pictures in Wawa and all the news.

 

I have something funny to tell you. Do you some regional parties call "Fallas"? There are the parties of my city and this year, one of the Fallas for kids were of Harry Potter (I and II) and it was so cuteeeeeeee. I got some pictures but no very good ones about Snape, pity.

 

I've got to go now... I should have explain you what a "falla" is... sorry, I'll try it later.

 

See ya ladies!


Aurora 
4/16/05 at 08:52 AM

What is your location? about 9 hours south of Wawa

Comments:
I saw Mike Binder's Upside of Anger last night. It's good, and it was #10 box office in the U.S. last weekend. Maybe, as some have suggested, success with this film will get TSFJG, also written and directed by Binder, released on DVD. So, as has already been urged here, go see it or at least buy a ticket.

I haven't been a fan of Kevin Costner, except in the lovely baseball films. (Really, why is all that screen time wasted on him in RHPOT? lol) He is really good in this flick. The part's rundown drunk ex-celebrity next door--reminds me of Nicholson in Terms of Endearment, but Costner's actually more interesting. I have to admire handsome leading man Costner for playing a slob. Joan Allen, who's really more central, was a memorable charcter, too.


Marlina 
4/16/05 at 08:40 AM

What is your location? Indonesia but i really still wanna be in WAWA!!!!

Comments:

gee..  Julie but i think Sniv got a better eye

Well, i think the decision is yours..  

By the way.. i do believe he notice your existence.. as a fans.. you can't hope he'll notice you if he never meet you before, right?

 

bwahahha..  i remembered hearing this quote

"i feel.. i know you before i meet you.."

it's from Mesmer right? 


Julie 
4/16/05 at 08:23 AM

What is your location? Michigan (just south of Wawa!!!)

Comments:

 

 

Marlina--You have the best eyes.  I was trying to figure out what that girl was holding.

 

My husband says he'd rather take me to Wawa after I've seen the film Snow Cake.  That way I'll see things I recognize, etc.  I suppose that makes sense.  Plus he's a bit jealous of my umm...obsession!   And I don't want to ruin what I've got here for someone who may not even notice my existence!!


Claudia 
4/16/05 at 08:22 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

To all Bill Bailey fans (for which I am thanks to our fab Elaine!)--there is a special clip for Maximonline from HHG2tG.  Mos Def introduces it and you get to hear BB as The Whale.  Unfortunately, no AR but BB is cute.   

 

  Bill Bailey as a sperm whale!  To hilarious!


Sniv 
4/16/05 at 08:04 AM

Comments:

The one beside the PoA dvd is the Philosopher's Stone (I can just make out Dumbledore's head on the back). The one between OotP and PS is eh...Doesn't look like any of the English HP book versions I have seen...

 

Maybe it's "My Little Pony" ...j/k

 

Great thanks for the pictures...I wonder if he bought that...erhm lovely...eh sweater in Canada?

 

Lovely glasses though...and seems like he got his hair coloured...


Marlina 
4/16/05 at 07:55 AM

What is your location? Indonesia but i still wanna be in WAWA!!!!

Comments:

it's my pleasure Claudia..

i'm sure it's the book.. cause i have the import one (smaller one) and it's got same side title..

i see he looks happy.. what do you think?


Claudia 
4/16/05 at 07:49 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thank you, Marlina!  You are my eyes today!  LOL  I can now make out the DVDs but the books don't look like they have the same design cover that mine have (yes, I own all the books...couldn't help myself at Walmart! LOL).  I know the covers differ from country to country but I would have thought that they would have clumped the US and Canada into "North America" like the DVD regioning did. Oh well..there I go again...trying to analyze an entire industry!  LOL


Marlina 
4/16/05 at 07:43 AM

What is your location? Indonesia but i wanna be in WAWA!!!!

Comments:

Claudia.. what Sarah got there is..

Harry potter and the Sorceres Stone DVD/VCD

Harry potter and the Chamber of Secret DVD/VCD

Harry potter and the prisoner of Azkaban DVD/VCD

also..

The thick one is Harry potter and the order of phoenix..

And 2 in the middle.. i'm not sure.. maybe between the first until the fourth book..

 

I can't wait to see the movie either!  he's soooo gorgeous!!!!!

ARGHH!!! can't stand that smile... *melt*

 


Claudia 
4/16/05 at 07:27 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

O--M--G miem!!! Thank you sooo much for the head's up on

Mugglenet Please come back as often as you can. We are a great group here!

 

Those pictures are sooooo great!  He looks like he might be a uni professor in SC, maybe?  His hair looks amazing! I CAN-NOT wait for this film!

 

Thank you again miem!

 

Lucky Joan and Sarah! 

 

 

Anyone notice the Dogma video???

 

 

But I can't make out what Sarah has in her arms.

 

 


Lucia 
4/16/05 at 06:42 AM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/community/gbhunks/

Comments:

For all the girls meeting up today in London - Have a wonderful time

Sue I hope you manage to get a return !!!*crossed fingers*


SnapeFan2 
4/16/05 at 04:33 AM

What is your location? FL

Comments:

Thanks for the link! OMG! He looks good in the glasses!


sue 
4/16/05 at 04:22 AM

Comments:

Wow! Great find MIEM

 

Here's the link to Mugglenet

Finally grey hair!!Looks great and what can I say about the lumberjack cardy???(Actually I really don't know what to say about the lumberjack cardy!!!

 

I would lift the pix and put them here but am never quite sure with personal pix. Hmm maybe if we cut the girl out.........


miem 
4/16/05 at 02:34 AM

What is your location? Oregon, USA

Comments:

I don't know if this has been posted elsewhere, but Mugglenet has a couple pictures of Alan on the set of Snow Cake when he was meeting some mugglenet readers that came to the set.

Sorry I'm not posting links to them and what not, but I'm way to tired to figure that out at the moment.  I'm sure those of you who are more talented at it can do it if so desired.

Thought I'd drop the line though! Enjoy!

 


Dee 
4/15/05 at 10:21 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

SPOILER* Loved Red Tango's "creamy" updates of AR's "PPP" ("'pre pudge period) in the organic bananas series! After witnessing AR's undeniable passion, I wanted to smear myself with cream and stroll the streets of Wawa!

Here's my humble salute to AR's PPP.


Claudia 
4/15/05 at 09:42 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Oh I just had a thought.  I wonder if Red Tango plans to do a collection of R&J???  I bet she could really have some fun with that one.  LOL
Dee 
4/15/05 at 09:41 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Sue -- Thanks for letting us know that Red Tango had the CME series up. Did you notice that there are also some funny additions in the "organic bananas" series too. AR and good food...sigh... How delicious!


Claudia 
4/15/05 at 09:38 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhh Barbara!  It looks like AR is quite happy about your purchase! 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Thanks to SuzyQ for the wonderful screen caps.

 

 

 

 


 


Barbara 
4/15/05 at 06:09 PM

What is your location? New Zealand

Comments:

It's Saturday morning here and just had to share with someone that the postman has just delivered the DVD of Romeo and Juliet which I ordered from England only a few days ago. Lucky old me.


Elaine 
4/15/05 at 04:45 PM

Comments:

Sue, so he does! Aaahh.

 

Juliet, MANY thanks for the Fallen Angels info. It's not MO this week I see but have it on Series Info so hopefully.... I only have it on NTSC vid so I can't even record it to DVD without horrible black lines surrounding it. Have a great time tomorrow. I can't make it but hope to catch up with everyone on Tuesday.


Tanya  
4/15/05 at 03:23 PM

What is your location? The Netherlands

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/Rickman_PicsandFics/

Comments:

To Peekabooh:

 

I'm thinking of going to that John Donne Celebbtation at St. Pauls too. I will have to see if I can get a day off though.. (and I'm afraid it will just be a one day trip for me..


Claudia 
4/15/05 at 03:20 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thank you once again, Tanya! 


Tanya 
4/15/05 at 03:16 PM

What is your location? The Netherlands

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/Rickman_PicsandFics/

Comments:

The person who asked where the picture of Alan (where it looks like he is singing) comes from is Cyn. She send the question after it was discussed on the group Rickman_PicsandFics where the answer was posted yesterday.


Claudia 
4/15/05 at 03:11 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 Hey Juliet!  Glad you finally got a little GB time.  We've missed you. 

 

I hope you will report back to us on what you think about the play and any other little snippets you might encounter!  psst, get piccies, if you can, please???


Juliet 
4/15/05 at 03:08 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Have had no chance to do anything but brief lurking for weeks (school hols, viral infections, etc, usual stuff!)

Anyway BBC2 are repeating "Fallen Angels" 1.30a.m. Friday/Saturday, don't know if and when they will show "Murder Obliquely", but keep an eye on the Radio Times.

 

Don't know if this has been said already, but I think his Marvin accent is similar to his Dogma one.

 

Down to London to see RC tomorrow (yippee) and having a GB-girlie lunch, see some of you there!


Sabine 
4/15/05 at 03:02 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Claudia: thanks to you and your friend for solving the mystery around this pic!  I was very curious about it myself. 

 

Elaine: no need to apologize.  I find little snippets about locations/situations in other countries very interesting! 


Claudia 
4/15/05 at 02:49 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Geez, what a timely question!  LOL  Actually Alana, Sue, and all that have wondered about this picture in the past. A friend mailed me recently (like today!) and said that it was reported in one of the Yahoo groups that Melanie Parker answered a fan letter asking this same question.  She asked AR and his answer was that it was taken in 1985 while he was reciting "All the World is a Stage" to a rock and roll band in the back ground at the RSC during an actor's late night cabaret.  Quite interesting, huh?   

 

Mystery solved and special thanks for the fan that asked.  Now, if only she can get answers about all the mystery women????  LOL

 

Oh and thanks to my email pen-pal, too. 

 

 


sue 
4/15/05 at 02:22 PM

Comments:

Apparently it was taken at The Bush Theatre during Commitments in 1980 but no-one seems to know much about what it was all about.


Alana Fanana 
4/15/05 at 02:17 PM

What is your location? Right now my heart's in Wawa

Comments:

Popping out of new found lurkdom. 

 

I'm sorry if this has been asked before but does anyone know where this picture of Alan was taken?

 

 


Dee 
4/15/05 at 02:01 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Here's some SnowCake news that Howard (a very generous resident of Wawa) shared at Suzanne's. Hopefully they won't mind if I pass it on here.

Yes, AR has been seen, but.... not in the general public....I wonder how it feels not to be allowed to mingle a bit...as I said...there may be some sort of public session....and for the people here, it is not so much the 'who' as the 'what' to feel part of a movie shoot ... but suspect this movie will sell very well here once released... first release may happen in a Sault Ste. Marie theatre (speculation), Wawa doesnt have a theatre any more... victim of TV & VCR's.

 

 Alan pics...The public relations/security people are really strict about any pictures of the actors & on set -- non allowed -- though one of an autograph being signed did appear in the Sault Star this week. The motel where they are staying has a high level of security also - but I guess that is understandable -- suspect the manager will identify the specific rooms after they leave. As I said, about the end of the month is about right -


Sniv 
4/15/05 at 01:34 PM

Comments:

Sue thanks for the scan

 

And the link to the CME pics lol!! Some of the comments are really funny!


sue 
4/15/05 at 01:31 PM

Comments:

And the final PART FIVE


Sue 
4/15/05 at 01:19 PM

Comments:

Elaine, he moans as well if you click on him!!


sue 
4/15/05 at 01:18 PM

Comments:

PART THREE Of RedTango's CME!

and

PART FOUR


Elaine 
4/15/05 at 01:01 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Thanks for that scan, sue. I am warming to the idea of seeing it now. And I'm glad AR has not made himself a political rod for his back. Seems like far from it!

 

Yes, sue, smellophane is still there, but maybe not for long. The big news recently is that they are probably closing soon. Disaster for Bridgie really. I can't stand the place (was notable for being in the "Crap Towns" book!) and thankfully live in a village a few miles away. The only good thing in B is the school my son goes to. One of ther highest performing in Somerset which always makes me wonder why the town residents are so thick! I think it's because the kids leave school, and promptly leave the town asap!

 

Sorry to our international friends for boring OT chat! BTW, I'm disappointed that all Marvin does is stand and bob!


sue 
4/15/05 at 11:53 AM

Comments:

I am sure some of the Sundays will have reviews, Emily.


Emily 
4/15/05 at 11:35 AM

Comments:
Sue, thanks. There should be a few more reviews coming today or Sunday, right?
Claudia 
4/15/05 at 11:15 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I know the feeling on comparison.  I can't sit through a production of Peter Pan without seeing AR as Captain Hook.  LOL


Claudia 
4/15/05 at 11:13 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohh Sue! Thank you!

 

I love this:

 

"It is done to the highest standards from the best possible motives and with the approval of Corrie's family."

 

And Megan Dodds sooo resembles RC. As a mother, I can only begin to imagine the mixture of pain and pride her mother must have had while sitting there with Rima Horton on April 7. 


Sue 
4/15/05 at 11:07 AM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/community/gbhunks/

Comments:
I saw that  too Elaine. I wonder who will play Elyot? Although the play is fabulous I don't know if I could watch it without constantly comparing with Rickman/Duncan version.
sue 
4/15/05 at 11:03 AM

Comments:

Elaine, is British Smellophane still running in Bridgewater?? My husband had a scholarship from the MoD at the Ordnance facory down there in his youth. The smelliest town I have ever visited.

 

There is a review of My Name is Rachel Corrie in tonight's Evening Standard but my typing isn't up to that SO I scanned it instead so you can all read it.


Elaine 
4/15/05 at 10:27 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Forgot why I visited - Google tells me that there is a Peter Hall season at the Theatre Royal, Bath, including PL. Just can't bring myself to go though as I will always be thinking I should be watching AR, but talk about 6 degrees, Greta Scaachi (of Rasputin fame) is playing Amanda. Seems you can find links with AR everywhere!

 

And to celebrate the beginning of the Cricket season (and Somerset is losing it's first match. Hope Essex can do better this season!) here's a smiley (because I'm an emoticon whore too!)

 Cricket 






Elaine 
4/15/05 at 10:21 AM

What is your location? UK (Not actually in Bridgwater)

Comments:

Sue, this is probably the biggest thing to happen to Wawa in years! I find it fascinating to watch though as it seems a typical "small town", and I could see the same kind of thing happening in my neck of the woods. Except (and I hope no one here comes from Bridgwater!) the residents of the aforementioned town would probably have difficulty in expressing themselves so well! (Comes from inter-breeding I'm told - NFB!)

 

Red Tango! It got funnier as it went along!

 

Peekabooh, the great thing about Late Rooms is that the longer you leave it, the bigger the bargains. You can always find something right up to the night before!


Sniv 
4/15/05 at 10:20 AM

Comments:

Pee - I'm sorry to hear about your computer...*pets*

 

Sue - thanks for the news...It's quite amazing how many reports there are...It's great but wow the shooting is closely followed...


Sue 
4/15/05 at 09:26 AM

Comments:

More Wawa news.

They seem to have an insatiable desire for fake snow and crew pix don't they?


Peekabooh 
4/15/05 at 08:50 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

Thanks for the link to laterooms.com, Elaine. Have to make up my mind now and decide pretty soon whether I go or not. Anyone else, besides Sue and Elaine, who is thinking of attending St. Pauls on June 9th?

 

I´m having a lot of trouble lately with my pc. All of your pics are not coming through and that is definitely not a good sign....


Sniv 
4/15/05 at 08:42 AM

Comments:

Grr to the eBay seller! That signature is fake! Even I can see that!

 

Thanks for all the news on Snow Cake guys!

 

And Sue thanks for the link to Close My Eyes pictures on the LJ...Ah love him eating his breakfast...lol Gah I'm so happy I finally got it!

 

So AR was going to be in Barcelona in September? I've been there two times last year and the year before that...lol Ironic that the year in which I'm not going there he'll be there...anyways...

 

Hope you are all doing fine


Lucy 
4/15/05 at 08:37 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks, Sue!  It worked.

 


Lucy 
4/15/05 at 08:23 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Sue: Thanks for the tip! (rushes off to try it)


Claudia 
4/15/05 at 08:16 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Its Friday!!!!!!!  (can you tell I'm a happy camper???)

 

And Red Tango got my Friday off to a hilarious start.  LOL  Thanks for pointing out the update, Sue.

 

Ohh Alba, try to go in September. You never know who you might see on the streets of Barcelona!!!  Thanks for verifying the formal and informal greeting in Spain. 

 

Wasn't that little blurb about AR thrilling the kids of Wawa to cute? 

 

I found this on a Rafah blog:

 

 

The blog entry is from someone that was "invited" to the April 7 preview performance.  He/She finds it hard to find the words for an official review (something I can certainly identify with) but his/her feelings about the play are evident. 

 

Rafah Pundits-My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

 

 


Alba 
4/15/05 at 07:56 AM

Comments:
Goodness, just got back from three days in Barcelona and will be there again in August and September. Unfortunately, I've never been very good at 'stalking' or approaching celebrities. I can't say I wouldn't mind running into AR, though. Fortunately, a formal or informal Spanish meeting in Spain would involve a kiss on each cheek ;-)




sue 
4/15/05 at 06:21 AM

Comments:

Ooops! Here is PART TWO!

Sorry!!


sue 
4/15/05 at 06:17 AM

Comments:

Before I do something constructive like washing the kitchen floor and the weekend shop i leave you with RedTango's crazy take on Close My Eyes!!

(I really must get what she is taking!)

 

Part One

Part two

 

More to follow apparently


sue 
4/15/05 at 04:48 AM

Comments:

Lucy, did you open a new a raster Layer for your font? That's what I do then you can drag it where you like. Also make sure that you have "Vector" or "Floating" in the "Create As" box next to "Font".

I open a new layer for every line of font I do then I push them around up as close or far away as I want.

If you choose "floating" for the text you can move it around and then click Selections>Select None to get rid of the moving "dotty" line.

Hark at me giving out instuctions, a few months ago I couldn't even work out what a layer was!LOL


sue 
4/15/05 at 04:39 AM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/community/gbhunks/

Comments:

LTVNews dated 14th April had mention of Snowcake but nothing new. Announcer just read one of the script blurbs that has already appeared on-line over a background of the crew pix that have been posted already. Not worth checking out really.


sue 
4/15/05 at 04:07 AM

Comments:

From sootoday.com:

 

On Ross Street in Wawa today, Alan Rickman thrilled a small group of young people by signing autographs during a break from filming Snow Cake.

Rickman, best known as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, is turning out to be a hot ticket in Wawa, where he did one scene on Ross Street today with Sigourney Weaver, Carrie-Anne Moss and a couple of extras, and another with Weaver alone outside the Kinniwabi Pines Restaurant on Highway 17.


Elaine 
4/14/05 at 10:49 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:
Okay, cheap hotels - try http://www.laterooms.com. Usually get something on there. Weather? Can be hot and sweltering but also dull and wet. The secret to English weather is LAYERS. Stuff you can peel off and put on with a big rucksack to cart the extra clothing around! And always take some kind of waterproof, but not an umbrella!
Dee 
4/14/05 at 09:57 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Pam -- Die Hard was the first time I saw AR too (When you have all sons, you tend to watch a lot of movies with exploding stuff! ). When AR stepped into the camera shot, the first thing I thought was, "That man has the most beautiful mouth I've ever seen!".

 

Just bought the special edition of Sense & Sensibility and watched the audio commentary by Ang. To create a definate difference between Brandon and Willabee, he decided to have the "older" Brandon go for "sexy", and have the younger Willabee be "dashing". Boy! I'd say AR certainly hit the mark on that one!


Lucy 
4/14/05 at 09:32 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
OK, another try: Can any of you PSP people tell me why my text disappeared when I tried to drag it up my pic from its current location?
Pam 
4/14/05 at 09:11 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Claudia, I know what you mean about being an AR "alkie"
I first saw him in Die Hard and thought, I wonder who this guy is? After seeing him in HP I realized that was him! After getting out the old Die Hard VHS and seeing the first HP movie a zillion times, I was hooked too! I think the next movie of his I saw was S & S, follwed by Blow Dry, Galaxy Quest, etc. I love all the ads for HHGTTG and cant wait for the release of it at the movies.
I hope his Snow Cake movie will do well for him also. I am sure it will as we will all be there to support him!
Have a good one-Pam
Claudia 
4/14/05 at 08:33 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Alfan is absolutely right. I've been an Alan-a-holic for many years (gawd, has it been years??) and I've never seen many during the actual filming. 

 

It is possible that we won't see any pics of the stars while they are shooting.  Brenda Grundt makes it clear that all the photos that have been posted have been cleared by production company. 

 

Dee, that blurry image was indeed AR. LtvNews confirmed it on their site the day it was posted. 

 


Claudia 
4/14/05 at 08:28 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

OK, our London experts!  Peekabooh needs a cheap hotel as close to St. Paul's as possible AND Kathy needs to know about the June-July weather. 

 

Kathy, I've never been to London but my dear friend SuzyQ lives there.  We have known each other for years now and I know that in our correspondance in summers past she has complained about how painfully hot it is during those months. But I'm sure some of our London experts will oblige you with more information. 

 

This just in.  I hope that AR will be in some of the behind the scenes footage.  Remember last year when ABC did this?  We got the Snape (on set) smiling piccies. 

 

Goblet of Fire first look on ABC TV in May

[official Press Release]

"HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS" TO MAKE ITS NETWORK TELEVISION DEBUT SATURDAY, MAY 7 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK

And During this ABC Special Presentation, Don't Miss an Exclusive First Look at Film Clips, Cast Interviews and Behind-the-scenes Footage from the Fourth "Harry Potter" Film, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," Opening in Theatres November 2005

 

Read the rest here:  Wizard News


kathy 
4/14/05 at 08:14 PM

What is your location? arkansas

Comments:

love all the Snow Cake info!

 

Wonder if they could postpone the John donne program for 2 weeks until I get to London?    I will just miss it--darn.

 

Speaking of which, could someone from the UK give me a heads up on the weather in London in June and July?  I've only been to England in the Fall--Do I need a coat or will a sweater do?


Alfan 
4/14/05 at 07:19 PM

What is your location? Canada-not Wawa though

Comments:

I dont think we will see to many production pics of Alan. There never is many anyways in any movie he is done. Not to many of Snape slip out, not to many in STLM, not but a few in LA. Unless its a publicity shot. Im not sure but who knows, this is North America and to alote of ( complete weenies ) Alan isnt known as well as maybe the other stars ( although we see that differently as we are a little  biast ). I told a buddy of mine today that my favorite actor is doing a shoot in Canada with KM and KC, and do you know what he said.  " whoo hoo, she was hot in the Matrix, and who the hell is Alan Rickman" i said you know the guy who plays Snape in Harry Potter and he said " oh, who cares about him". I actually cuffed him upside the head--really i did. So maybe in combination with Alan not wanting the photo's taken and him not being the "main star" ( although i think he is) there wont be alote of candid shots of him shooting the film released till later or after the movie is out. dunno, just speculating.


Dee 
4/14/05 at 06:49 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Claudia - thanks for the most recent Snow Cake update. But why aren't we seeing any photos of AR and the other "stars"? Okay...to tell the truth, I really couldn't give a rip about the other stars. I just included them in that last sentence to be polite.

 

I'm sure the photographer isn't allowed too close, but where's AR?!

 

Except for that one blurry image (that we THINK is him), has there been any other photos...or even any mention of him in an article?


Claudia 
4/14/05 at 05:47 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Another Snow Cake update on LtvNews

 

Even a picture of the reporter, Brenda Grundt. 


sue 
4/14/05 at 05:16 PM

Comments:

"I could calculate your chances of survival, but you won't like it!"

He is here wobbling as I type!


Laurie 
4/14/05 at 04:37 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thanks Claudia for letting us know about the review. Rachel Corrie sounds like she was one extraordinary woman and I really can't wait to see the play. Not only did I want to see RC because AR was directing it, I feel I need to become more informed and involved in worldwide issues.  That is one of the greatest things I love about AR. In anything I've seen him involved in, be it acting/directing/his support of charities/etc. he always makes me think about things I might not normally know or think about. He is a great storyteller and teacher and (on a lighter note) he's not hard on the eyes either! lol

 


Natasxxx 
4/14/05 at 03:14 PM

What is your location? ...Thinking....

Comments:

Maybe he didn't wear his glasses when he put this one on eBay!!!!


Elaine 
4/14/05 at 02:36 PM

Comments:

E bayers must think we are so gullible. See awful fake sig and what's with the Daniel Radcliffe bit?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=69530&item=6525545805&rd=1


Claudia 
4/14/05 at 02:18 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohh goodie, Elaine!  Now I can drive my co-workers crazy!!! 


Sniv 
4/14/05 at 01:56 PM

Comments:

LOL thanks Elaine!

 

Uhuu my very own!


Elaine 
4/14/05 at 01:55 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Hey, wonderful review from The Guardian. Let's hope there will be more!

And you can now download Marvin for your desktop! Go to Downloads: http://hitchhikers.movies.go.com/.


Sniv 
4/14/05 at 01:41 PM

Comments:

Thanks for the updates on Snow Cake AND the RC review and the Gloria report!

 

I love the pics Gloria posted! He looks great! Just wanna hug him when I saw that first pic!

 

Quote:
The danger of right-on propaganda is avoided by the specificity of Rickman's Theatre Upstairs production. Above all, this is a portrait of a woman. 
Sounds like a great play! I think it's great that they focus on the portrait of this woman!

 

Maybe I'm behind and you have all discussed this...


sue 
4/14/05 at 01:21 PM

Comments:

Great review for My Name is Rachel Corrie but let's not forget that it is the Guardian and Katharine Viner is a Guardian journalist!

Be interesting to see some more tomorrow.


Emily 
4/14/05 at 01:19 PM

Comments:

Thats a great review of Rachel Corrie, thanks for alerting us, Claudia.  Good for AR!  Maybe he'll direct a film of RC's life? Or at any rate, maybe he'll direct more. Seems to be where his heart is.


Peekabooh 
4/14/05 at 12:49 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

QUESTION:

Hi girls, just a quick post before I go to work. If I decide to go to St. Pauls´, could one of you UK-girls recommend a cheap hotel??? Thanks in advance!


Claudia 
4/14/05 at 12:47 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

*tee hee* I love Warwick Davis in the few things I have seen him in. But seriously.....did they really think WD would turn down having his character voiced by The Voice??? 


Claudia 
4/14/05 at 12:45 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

First review of MNiRC!!!!!!!  And it got 4 STARS!!!!!

 

The  Guardian

 

I sooooo envy all of you that will get to see this!  I hope it makes its way over here to the states. 

 

OMG, how MD favors RC.  As a mother, I can only begin to imagine the bittersweet pain and pride the Corries must be feeling right now.  God, it gives me chills just to think about it. 


Emily 
4/14/05 at 12:39 PM

Comments:

Warwick Davis on sharing the character of Marvin with AR. Apparently, Davis did the voice while filming and then AR re-dubbed it, but only after getting Davis's OK.


Marlina 
4/14/05 at 11:53 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

BREATH! BREATH!

That Gloria Story.. *BREATH!* it's.. it's...! WA! *BREATH* how came? *BREATH!* SHE's soooo lucky! Oh!! that smile... *relieve*

 

*Breathing completely normal now* really.. i can get some asma if i visit this GB

 

Hello all!

 

 


Elaine 
4/14/05 at 11:27 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Yep, Sue, booked in the dead of night!

 

I feel I was being unfair to Gloria. I was most impressed with her memory! To remember all those little nuances and things and then share them with us. I know when I've seen AR, it's all been a blur!

 

Interactive ad, eh? Does that mean I shall have to sit in front of Sky every moment with my remote in hand? TV 3 






Claudia 
4/14/05 at 11:13 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Forgive the long winded post but I am sooo behind!

 

First I want to apologize for my cut and run after posting the TARF link to Gloria’s story.  I had a major homework war going on with a 7 year old and by the time I won, I was exhausted.  I was just so excited about the pics that I wanted yall to see them as soon as possible. 

 

I am very thankful to Gloria for sharing her experience with “the world”.  Its my understanding that although she has met him on a couple of other occasions, this is the first time she has shared openly.  I hope to be able to read more of her experiences in the future.    

 

Gloria, you did an excellent job of conveying all the nuances of your magical evening.  From his facial expressions to his movements….it was like we were right there with you.  I’ve also been told that your story has now officially “hit the cyberwaves” so to speak so you, Roopa, Nit, and Marta are famous now!     

 

The new pictures are fantastic.  He looks happy, healthy, and doesn’t seem annoyed.  Shows yet again what a really nice guy he can be to his fans.  As for the redness on his nose.  It looks, to me, like where he has been wearing glasses—maybe that new pair of sunglasses he picked up at the Emmy’s last September??? 

 

As for the appropriateness of fan behavior during the run of this play, I think that has to be a personal call for everyone.  For me, I wouldn’t be comfortable approaching him at all unless there was a designated autograph/meet the celeb type forum.  And to be honest with you and I know you won’t believe me but after seeing this play, I think I would much rather meet Rachel’s parents. But again, that is my personal preference.  

 

Laurie, I promise you that no matter how nervous you are when you have the opportunity to meet him that your good sense will kick in and you will ask at an appropriate time.  I know its hard to believe me but I’ve always thought that good common sense will prevail at times of extreme nervousness.  And you are a sensible fan so I have no doubt you will do fine. 

 

Sue! Congrats on the tickets to the John Donne Celebration.  As usual, you will not let us down on your experience and new piccies!  Awww, to hear AR recite some of the pieces from the link Susan provided…….

 

Emily, your eBay find is great!  I don’t have the original of that article but a dear friend sent me a Xerox copy of it back in Jan.  In fact, I posted the text of the article because it was right around the time BC came out on DVD. 

 

How cool is the interactive ad for HHG2tG???  Do I understand this properly?  Only Sky and Buena Vista subscribers will be able to interact with the ad or will it be all telly subscribers?  Hopefully we can get a report from someone that will be able to access the ad…maybe even get a recording if there’s some good AR bits???

 

Lucy, I hope what you’ve heard isn’t true.    That book is funny til it hurts.

 

I’m with Elaine.  I was hoping for a more mature person (I love your mature emoticon, Elaine!) as a love interest in Snow Cake too.  I am still crossing my fingers that Kim Cattrall will be the neighbor. After all, according to the Wawa news and pics Santa’s Elf is Carrie Anne Moss as the hitchhiker.  The story gets more and more interesting everyday. 

 

Thank for the piccie, Suzanne!   This young look is next to his Anthony look as my favorite. 


Sue 
4/14/05 at 11:05 AM

Comments:

Thanks for that Suzanne, never seen it any bigger than the ebay ads. Is the Radio Times article dated when Barchester Chronicles first came out? If so that would be what? 1982? What plays might have he been doing then?

 

Some more fake snow pix from Wawa! Looks quite realistic well to "a blind man on a galloping horse" as we say over here!!

 

Ooh Elaine, you going too? Have to swap seat numbers nearer the time.


Emily 
4/14/05 at 11:04 AM

Comments:

Suzanne, thank you for scanning that photo.  How kind of you to share!  I definitely haven't seen it before. Looks like a publicity pic -- in a tree.

 

Sue and Elaine: Lucky girls, that is going to be an event to remember. The stellar lineup, St. Paul's, Donne, good cause ... it's all good. Have a wonderful time!

 

Susan: My diodes hurt too.


Elaine 
4/14/05 at 10:54 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Just been on the latest Snowcake report. What happened to Kim Catterall? No mention. And Carrie Anne Moss is the "lurve" interest. I was hoping for someone more "mature"! Knitting 






Suzanne  
4/14/05 at 10:48 AM

What is your location? TX

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.alan-rickman.com

Comments:

Hey Emily,
I happen to have that issue of Radio Times, so I have scanned the photo for you:

Mystery photo from Radio Times

But the article doesn't say what the source of the photo is. Anybody know?


Elaine 
4/14/05 at 10:47 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

As one who is known for standing back and "watching" (slight digression - one of my favourite sitcoms was "Watching" because my sister and I regularly do that in a pub!) I was almost okay with Glorias story until they got outside and did the "photo" thing. I would have liked to congratulate him on the play, but autograph? Nah! And two kisses? It's alright to say that that is what the Spnish do, but we are not in Spain, and we "stiff upper lip" Brits don't do it unless we are good friends! When in Rome....

(I did like the bit where Rima was smiling. I have a feeling that she finds all that fan stuff extremely amusing!)

 

Sue, see you at St Paul's then!

 Hello 






Laurie 
4/14/05 at 09:29 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thank you for sharing Gloria's story! Hearing the discussion on whether or not it's the right/appropriate time to approach AR has got me thinking again. When would be a "good time" to try to talk with him?  (I would love to hear people's opinions on this) I'm so indecisive anyway, by the time I made up my mind whether it's a good time to ask him for an autograph, he would be long gone. 


Sabine 
4/14/05 at 09:27 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Congratulations, sue!  I'm so jealous that you're going to the John Donne concert!  *sigh*  I'd say you spent your money wisely. 


sue 
4/14/05 at 08:42 AM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/community/gbhunks/

Comments:

Had nice surprise in the post this morning, a cheque for £100 from Ernie!! (Thats the Electonic Random Number Indicator Equipment in case you didn't know, that selects the Premium Bond winners!)

So after deliberating for all of 5 seconds I rang Ticketmaster and booked two tix for the John Donne concert Well....... it is for charidee isn't it??

Then went to town for some odds and ends and found a snazzy stationery shop and came out several pounds the lighter. I am such a stationery whore, I'd rather browse in one than a dress shop! So not a lot of the win left now but that's what it's for isn't it? Spending??


Lucy 
4/14/05 at 06:35 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I saw on another site where they said that Disney has taken much of the wonderful dialogue from Hitchhiker's Guide out of the movie.  I certainly hope not.


martha 
4/14/05 at 05:57 AM

What is your location? north of here

Comments:
I dunno, I think Gloria and company showed tact in waiting and not just barging in.  I can't fault them, and it doesn't sound as though AR did.  Actually, I'm jealous - I probably wouldn't have the guts to approach him either. 
sue 
4/14/05 at 05:46 AM

What is your location? england

Comments:

Found THIS link on Suzannes to more of the Snowcake story line.

 

Also HHG2TG tv ad is going to be Interactive!!


sue 
4/14/05 at 04:38 AM

Comments:

No stones here Emily either! I am afraid my English reserve just wouldn't let me do all that anyway, and as you say I think the seriousness of the play should make one feel awkward about doing the *fan* thing. I know I have had the good fortune to meet him a couple of times and I live in the UK so it's easy for me to say but sometimes it's a good thing just to step back and observe. But that's  just my personal opinion and each to their own.


Susan 
4/14/05 at 03:31 AM

What is your location? CA

Comments:
PS to Emily--I'm so sorry I was dense. My sense of humor seems to have a pain in all the diodes down its right side, but I hope it will recover soon.
Susan 
4/14/05 at 03:22 AM

What is your location? CA

Comments:
What an interesting find, Emily! I don't think that that beard and that wristwatch ever went onstage together. But between Tybalt (most sugar bowl--actually Tybalt's hair is very similar to AR's hair in the pic.) and Slope he did a lot of theater, and from half the roles I've never seen pix. Can you read the text below the picture? It might have a clue.
Emily 
4/14/05 at 01:44 AM

Comments:

Susan: Yeah, that's a good site, have used it before.

Anybody: On this EBay listing, see the photo right above the words "Slippery Slope"? He's got his sugar bowl haircut with a light beard?  I don't think I've ever seen that photo before. I don't think I've ever seen him with this extreme a sugar bowl and the light beard at the same time. Does anybody have a larger version of this photo? 


Susan 
4/14/05 at 01:24 AM

What is your location? CA

Comments:
http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/donne/ has the texts of all John Donne's most famous poems including the one with "License my roving hands and let them go..."
Emily 
4/14/05 at 01:18 AM

Comments:

Oh, Susan!  I don't really think Donne's erotica is dirty. That was supposed to be a joke! 

 

 


Natasxxx 
4/13/05 at 11:53 PM

What is your location? ...almost away...

Comments:

I've to agree with Emily...Maybe I'm too down-to-earth and too Dutch (read "Twents"...).I do understand that when you see your "idol" you can go hilarious...But like that?!?

 

Maybe I just don't understand...--> Dutch "Farmer" attitude (?)...Forgive me for that!


Susan 
4/13/05 at 11:28 PM

What is your location? CA

Comments:
Claudia, yes, John Donne's poetry was very high on the list of our suggestions for Arvon. And I think Donne is much more on AR's level of wonderfulness than some of the stuff he's read in public recently, charming though it has been.

Most of the great poetry of 17th century England was either erotic or religious or even both combined, but I wouldn't call Donne's work "dirty"--and my Renaissance Lit. professor would simply plotz at the idea!

"Wit," starring Emma Thompson in the great filmed version, is based on a poem by Donne, "Death Be Not Proud"--
Dee 
4/13/05 at 10:59 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Emily -- Don't worry...no stone throwing.  I promise!  Honestly, I would personally never have the gall? boldness? balls? courage? audacity? impudence? (choose your favorite positive or negative noun) to approach him like they did in the bar.  But, after all of his experiences in the theater, he must have expected fans outside --  even though the play addressed such a serious subject, wouldn't he?

 

My favorite part of Gloria's story was her observations of ARs natural behavior: his glaring expression on the lift, his laughter with friends, etc.  But then I must ask myself, "Is 'watching' bad manners too? Am I intruding on his privacy?" 

 

When someone is a celebrity and in the public eye, it's hard to know, isn't it?

 

Sorry - I'm not 100% sure that all those words are "nouns". It's been a long time since I diagrammed a sentence!


Sabine 
4/13/05 at 10:35 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

You know Emily, you have a point.  Maybe the occasion was a bit too serious to do the usual "fan stuff."  However, I'm glad to hear that AR was so polite and generous with his time, so he probably expected some of his fans to be there and it didn't seem to bother him too much.    (yes, I do love emoticons!  I'm obsessed with them!  Ask Claudia.  LOL)


Vicki 
4/13/05 at 10:25 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

That was a fantastic story!  I practically felt like I was there.  I love when people share their Alan encounters.  Look at the way the girl is looking at him in the last picture.  It's obvious she just can't believe she's really looking at Alan Rickman! 

 

I'm sure I'd be doing exactly the same thing.  I'm glad to hear he cuts off the e-bay sellers immediately.  I wonder if he ever gets tired of us gushing females....too bad, Alan...you shouldn't have been so gorgeous! 


Emily 
4/13/05 at 10:23 PM

Comments:

Don't throw stones at me, but I have kind of a dissenting opinion of Gloria's account, nice as the pics were.  I cringed when I read it.  Yes, yes, I know AR was nice as could be and accommodated the women, even when they followed him to a bar where he was holding court with friends. Please don't point out to me that he signed patiently and was polite. I can see that.  

 

What troubles me is  .... I found it a bit depressing that his fans would behave like schoolgirls at this particular occasion. He does a serious play that means an awful lot to him, and they're only there for him (and yes, I saw the part where one of them said that she was there for the play). My point is ... doesn't this man deserve more respect than to be treated like a teen idol? It's nice that these women got what they went for, but, I don't know -- it just didn't seem like the right place or time for that stuff.


Sabine 
4/13/05 at 10:17 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thank you Claudia for posting that wonderful report!

 

And thanks to Gloria for sharing her experience and the pictures!  What a great read. 


Susan 
4/13/05 at 10:15 PM

What is your location? CO

Comments:
What a great story from Gloria, and pictures too! I like the "very, very Snape," comment. Thanks for sharing that.
Lucy 
4/13/05 at 09:44 PM

What is your location? GA, Canada Dreamin'

Comments:

RE: Rachel Corrie:  Oh, what a wonderful account!  I don't know if I would've survived such an encounter!

 

Re: Canada:  The one time I went to Canada I loved it.  I found people there just as hospitable than we Southerners, if not more. 


martha 
4/13/05 at 09:41 PM

What is your location? north of here

Comments:

That's GREAT!! 

Thankyouthankyou for sharing!


Dee 
4/13/05 at 09:28 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Claudia -- THANK YOU for sharing that link to Gloria's story!!  OMG!!! My heart was pounding just reading about her experience! She did an excellent job providing all the details of her "close encounter". When she described him getting off the lift...THUD!!! I would have peed my pants right then and there!

 

Her photos turned out great too. Keepsakes for a lifetime! I'd take that first pix directly to my neighborhood tattoo parlor and have his image permanently etched on my body!!

 

Wish we would have seen what he was wearing. The big coat blocked it out too much. Definately no fish/safety pins this time. Did you notice the red marks on the left side of his nose and on his forehead? What do you suppose that's from?


Claudia 
4/13/05 at 08:07 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

As our Jen promised, there is a very lenghty report from last Thursday night's performance of My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

And there's PICCIES!!!!!!

 

Gloria's story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Alfan 
4/13/05 at 08:00 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

About the weather in Wawa...it sounds like here in Regina. But we also have a saying and it goes  " if you dont like the weather here, wait 20 minutes". I hope filming continues to have warm sunny weather and maybe  things always get wrapped up earlier hence earlier release. A woman can wish, cant she?


Claudia 
4/13/05 at 07:33 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

martha wrote:

 

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

 

I love that!  Especially the chocolate and wine part!  LOL 

 

Although I do have to add that in reference to a pending trip to Wawa, I can't help but think one would be skidding in arse first ready for it to be bitten (and not in a nice way, either).

 

But only you can decide what's best for you, Dee. 

 

 

 

 


Claudia 
4/13/05 at 07:12 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi Carol!  I'm so glad you finally stepped out of lurkdom!  Join us as often as you can, please.

 

Thank you for the info on the John Donne Celebration, Kimberly and Sue!  Yet another very good and worthy cause.  Correct me Susan CA if I'm wrong. Wasn't John Donne poetry some of the pieces you suggested to ARVON???

 

Me thinks you will have to let me join you in the move, Kimberly! 

 

My fingers are crossed for you, Barbara!  Maybe he will doing several things in London while you are there!  But remember...we want stories and piccies!!!

 

SUE!!!!  Get the card already, girl!!!! 

 

 

 


s 
4/13/05 at 06:13 PM

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Oops!! Wawa pix


sue 
4/13/05 at 06:13 PM

Comments:

More < a href="http://www.wawa-news.com/Newspages/04-13/041305-snowcake.html">Wawa pix.


sue 
4/13/05 at 04:53 PM

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BTW Nice caps Natasxxx!


sue 
4/13/05 at 04:51 PM

Comments:

Oh many thanks Barbara. It isn't until the 19th. I haven't bought a card yet cos there are still doubts if we will make it that long!LOL


Carol 
4/13/05 at 04:46 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

Dee, currently you do not need a passport to travel between the US and Canada.  Do be prepared for close scrutiny and questioning when you cross the border from Canada to the US (even in Sault Ste. Marie, the difference in the demeanor between the customs officials in both countries may surprise you; the Canadians have traditionally always been more relaxed and friendly.)  You must have a valid driver's license; and having a certified copy of your US birth certificate may prove handy as well.

 

BTW---within a year or two, passports will be required to enter the US from Canada.  It's a big change for those of us accustomed to crossing the border often, but a sign of the times we live in, unfortunately.


Barbara 
4/13/05 at 04:45 PM

What is your location? New Zealand

Comments:

Alan reading John Donne. Isn't that the most marvellous thing. And Sue - just in case you didn't see my last posting, Happy Anniversary. I am going to be back in London in August/September so I am just hoping that Alan will be doing some public event.


Dee 
4/13/05 at 04:05 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Marth -- your quote was fabulous! I do feel like I spend most of my time, energy and money trying to protect myself and loved ones.

 

Don't anyone get excited -- I'm still just playing with the idea, but does anyone know:

Do you need a passport to go to Canada? Or to get back into the US?

Do they film on weekends? Sundays?

The latest article said they would move filming to Toronto at the "end of the month". Has anyone read a date that they are pulling out of Wawa?


Peekabooh 
4/13/05 at 03:35 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

Hi everyone! Just checking; how about an AR meeting for GB-people on June 9th somewhere in the neighbourhood of St Pauls?????


Kimberly 
4/13/05 at 03:06 PM

Comments:

Sue, have you been lurking??  You're so lucky to live in the UK. I'm moving there someday, I tell you.......


sue 
4/13/05 at 03:01 PM

Comments:

Funny that Lurkers link worked and mine didn't Kimberley !


sue 
4/13/05 at 02:59 PM

Comments:

That link is not working for me now. I'll try again: John Donne Concert or try THIS

 

Emily, it is St Pauls Cathedral so I expect they'll keep it clean LOL

 


Kimberly 
4/13/05 at 02:58 PM

What is your location? Sunny Michigan

Comments:

Thanks for clearing up the date confusion, Sue!  It does cause me to look twice quite often. The article was published on April 9, 2005.  THE EVENT is on June 9, 2005.

 

Sue, your link didn't work for me.  But, "A Lurker" on the Suzanne's GB pointed me to this:

John Donne Celebration

John Donne Celebration, St Paul's Cathedral


Thursday 9th June, 7.30pm,
St Paul’s Cathedral, London, EC4

A performance of hitherto unseen songs and poems by the greatest English poet, John Donne, performed for the first time in four hundred years by the most celebrated early music performers in Europe.

These recitals will be set amongst performances of Donne’s sermons, letters and poetry, read by some of the most distinguished classical actors of their generation:

Emma Kirkby
Carolyn Sampson
The Sixteen with Harry Christophers

Harriet Walter
Alan Rickman
Juliet Stephenson
Imogen Stubbs
Mark Rylance

Proceeds to Peace Direct to aid redevelopment, reconstruction and peace building in areas affected by the Asian tsunami.

Tickets available from ticketmaster
£35, £25, £15
0870 534 4444 (groups 0870 594 9494)
www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 


Natasxxx 
4/13/05 at 02:57 PM

What is your location? ...somewhere between 2 points!!

Comments:

Just hopping by....

Made some screencaps of MC...

Here are a few of the "bunch"...Hope you like it...

 

 

 


Emily 
4/13/05 at 02:55 PM

Comments:

Oh!  June 9. I really read that wrong.

 

This sounds like a good one. What a lineup. Do you think they'll only be reading Donne's serious stuff here, or might one of the dirty poems find their way into AR's performance?  ("To His Mistress," maybe?) 


sue 
4/13/05 at 02:54 PM

Comments:

Hmm that voice in St.Pauls sounds like a good idea to me. Have to go look in my diary.


sue 
4/13/05 at 02:49 PM

Comments:

Yes there is more information here: HERE.

 

Please note that the the date is the 9th June and not 6th of September as it appears to laid out in the post on GB. The old date difference thing between UK and US does cause a lot of confusion! (To me at least!)


Emily 
4/13/05 at 02:47 PM

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Kimberly, if the John Donne thing was on April 9, then he wasn't there because he started filming in Canada the next day, right? Or am I reading the date wrong and it's happening on September 4? In which case, that sounds very interesting.


Kimberly 
4/13/05 at 02:20 PM

What is your location? Home Office-Michigan

Comments:

Just a quickie here---Anyone have anymore info on this?

 

The Independent (London, England); 4/9/2005

John Donne Celebration

Stars including Alan Rickman, Harriet Walter and Paul Scofield join The Sixteen with Harry Christophers to deliver sermons, songs and poems by the great English poet.

St Paul's Cathedral, London EC1 (0870 534 4444) 9 June

Angela Gheorghiu

The diva sings Puccini arias, in a major gala concert with the Philharmonia Orchestra. Ion Marin conducts.

Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 (0870 380 4300) 10 May

COPYRIGHT 2005 Independent Newspapers (UK) Ltd.


martha 
4/13/05 at 01:43 PM

What is your location? north of here

Comments:
Dee -

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

 

If you do go, look at all the GBers you could meet.  Maybe even take a couple with you.


Carol 
4/13/05 at 12:55 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

Hey Claudia, I've been lurking for the longest time and I thought I'd better step up and say "Hi!" 

 

Just wanted to say that in my case, I haven't had a change of heart re traveling to Wawa, even though as a Michigander I'm relatively close and I also live only a mile from I-75.  To my surprise I've discovered that it's just not for me.  Maybe I'll kick myself later on for not going, but I don't think so.  We're all different and we all have to be who we are, I figure.

 

However, from looking at the news reports, it looks like they realistically understand that people are naturally going to be curious, and it seems like they've made some well-organized accommodations for onlookers.  I was not expecting that, so perhaps some non-intrusive admiration would be entirely okay in this case.

 

I just wanted to wish anyone heading up north good luck, and be sure of course to share your stories!  (If you do go on I-75, think of me when you pass the Sashabaw Rd exit!)


Lucy 
4/13/05 at 12:38 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

My knowledge of the Interstate Hwy System really isn't that good.  I found out I-75 actually goes all the way to Miami.

 

If these were my BC days (before children), I'd also seriously consider packing the husband and a buddy in the car and heading North.  But, alas, I have responsibilities. 

 

 


Aurora 
4/13/05 at 10:55 AM

Comments:
Lucy, I salute your knowledge of geography and the Interstate Highway System. Ali-Pat, depending on which part of Indiana Dee is starting from, you might have to meet us nearer Toledo, too. lol

Belated thanks to Elaine for the fantastic watermark-free pics!


Ali-Pat 
4/13/05 at 09:30 AM

What is your location? Dayton, OH--Crossroads of America

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

Dee, I can practically walk to I-75 from my house, and I have a nice little stash of loonies and twonies courtesy my Canadian boss, so how 'bout it?  You can trust me--I'm an IU grad.

 

Good luck, whatever you decide!  Just promise to share with us all when you return.  And that includes at least one photo with you and the goose.


Sabine 
4/13/05 at 08:28 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Dee, you're a hoot!    If you decide to go, maybe you can write a book about it afterwards, which will be turned into a script, and into a movie....  LOL

 

Everything I have to say about your possible roadtrip has already been said here.  I agree with the person (sorry, can't remember who said it) who suggested to take a trip with your hubby, not necessarily to Wawa, but if the road leads you there...


Claudia 
4/13/05 at 08:08 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks for the link, Emily.  It seems like I remember a tiny little blurb about this way back too but it went right out of mind.  Nice new piccie of AR. A little dark but hey....beggers can't be choosy, eh?  We must keep tabs on this!  The Anthony Minghella short would be nice too.

 

Thanks for the alert on the update to LTV News, Daydreamer.  I haven't had the chance to check yet so you saved me the trouble. 

 

I wonder if the press in Toronto (later in the month) will be as generous with news as Wawa has been? 


Daydreamer 
4/13/05 at 05:49 AM

Comments:
Dee - LOL! thank you for the good luagh in my lunch break. If you decide to go, I wish you good luck and have a lot of fun.

Emily - nice picture! I don't think I have seen it before. Thank you for the information about the documentary.

About Snow Cake - LTVnews have a new report on their page and also the Wawa news:
http://www.ltvnews.com/viewarticle.php?id=950
http://www.wawa-news.com/Newspages/04-12/041205-snowcake.html

sue 
4/13/05 at 04:25 AM

Comments:

Sorry those links they on automatically but don't work.


Sue 
4/13/05 at 04:24 AM

Comments:

 from Variety (I signed up for 2 weeks free trial!)

 

LONDON -- Alan Rickman, Sigourney WeaverSigourney Weaver, Carrie-Anne MossCarrie-Anne Moss and Kim Cattrall began principal photography on Canada/U.K. co-production "Snow Cake" on Sunday.

Niv Fichman and Jessica Daniel from Rhombus Media and Gina Carter and Andrew Eaton from Revolution FilmsRevolution Films share producing duties.

Pic reunites Welsh helmer Marc EvansMarc Evans and Eaton, who worked together on "Resurrection Man."

Cast was drawn to the project on the strength of the script penned by Brit first-time screenwriter Angela Pell.

Pic centers on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman (Weaver) and a shy, tortured man (Rickman) who is traumatized after being involved in a fatal car accident.

Pic is lensing in Wawa, Ontario, and relocates to Toronto at the end of the month. Shoot is scheduled to wind up May 19.


Vicki 
4/13/05 at 02:27 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Ooh, great find, Emily!  Nice picture, too!  I smell a future video clip for Claudia's site! 


Vicki 
4/13/05 at 02:23 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Dee - I'm still wiping the tears from my eyes....thanks for the late night chuckle.

 

Sweetie, whatever you decide...please keep up posted.  We will be living vicariously through you if you decide to take the plunge.  And look on the bright side....hubby only banned you from a trashy Motel 6....he never said anything about the local "no-tell, Motel".  

 

If Sigourney Weaver even comes near you with a snow shovel, you holler and we'll come a runnin'. 

 


Emily 
4/13/05 at 02:08 AM

Comments:

I don't know what made me remember this. A few months ago, we heard about a documentary being made by Dragonfly Films called A Maverick in London, about the founder of the Kings Head theater in London. Many actors are interviewed in it, including AR. I was wondering if it had been scheduled for release yet and went looking. Seems to still be in production. But if you scroll down on the link, there's some information about it, and stills from the film. Here's the still of AR.

 

 


kathy 
4/13/05 at 12:51 AM

What is your location? arkansas--still writing about Africa

Comments:

Dee, you're a character--I worship from afar,too, but I am going to have to just be happy with knowing he is in the same time zone as me!!

 

One of the things I have discovered is that, yes, I do think AR is quite a guy --DDG--(to coin a term ) but most of the fun is sharing the craziness with all Y'all (as we say down south!!) I know that realistically I will probably be no closer to him than the screen (big/little) and even if I did get to see him, the best I could hope for is a handshake.  So really sharing it with all of you is the best fun.  Who else would enjoy him like we all do--my boys think I'm nuts!  Only us crazies would hang on every word from a place called WaWA and enjoy every minute of it!                           


Lucy 
4/13/05 at 12:41 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Aurora, I happen to know that I-75 also goes through Tennessee.   Well, I think it runs from Saute Ste. Marie, Michigan to Kissimmee, Florida.  I know it runs through Detroit.

 

Dee, I love your additude!  Good luck to you, whatever you decide to do.

 

And thanks for all the pics, articles, etc, everybody!


Elaine 
4/12/05 at 11:29 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:
Dee, love your sense of humour! It will probably be a spur if the moment thing so do what you feel is right.If you go, make sure you have one LONG lens, just so that pics of AR are not too fuzzy!
Dee 
4/12/05 at 09:03 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Gee...you're all so nice to care! It's been fun reading all of your advice. By your different opinions, your own unique personalities come shining thru! We're quite a diverse lot, aren't we?

 

I'm still toying with the idea, but my common sense is screaming, "Are you insane??!" (Damn common sense...stupid maturity...f**king good judgment... )

 

If I do decide to go, it will probably be a sudden thing - throw my bag in the car and point the car north (Yes, hubby IS wonderful, but did you notice that he said I can't check into a trashy Motel 6 with anyone named "Al"? How unreasonable is that?!)

 

But, AR's possible reaction doesn't bother me a bit. You see, I'm not an autograph hound and have no illusions of "meeting him" (all my naughty little AR fantasies are tucked neatly away in my head, thank you very much! ). I'm a photographer and writer who prefers to stay in the background and just observe. I just want to SEE his adorable self once in person.

 

But, with my luck, before I'd even catch a glimpse of AR, I'd trip over the fake snow cotton batting, stumble into Sigourney Weaver, she'd beat me to a pulp with her snow shovel and I'd spend 90 days in a Canadian jail with a roomate nicnamed Smelly Bertha!


Aurora 
4/12/05 at 06:55 PM

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ltv news article has same text (I think) but new ve-ery fuzzy pic that is def Himself, glad to see he's hydrating, v good for health.

Dee, meet ya in Toledo? There's got to be an I-75 exit where we'd converge. (And you southerners thought 75 only went through Georgia!) But seriously, I think you've already received enough wisdom on this. If you're a writer, what material: the weekend I didn't meet Alan Rickman! But I tasted the great cherry pie at the Family Kitchen Restaurant.

Local news looks a lot like my own local, except more thrilling. 'Round here: tree down on county road 1160, please expect detour.


Lucy 
4/12/05 at 06:01 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Dee: Here's my two cents worth; you can take it or leave it, of course.  If you do go, take a buddy or two along to a) help pay for expenses and b) to make the journey fun even if you don't fulfil your primary objective.  I know for certain that a car trip with the right people can be loads of fun no matter where you're going or what you do. 

 

Or take your husband for a get-away for just the two of you.

 

That way you'll enjoy yourself no matter what happens.


Elaine 
4/12/05 at 05:47 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:
AFNH, thanks for the heads up. I'll put it on my planner when I get back in the morning.
Dee, it is a difficult decision for you to make I know. We've all been there. We all have these fantasies that we will meet him and he'll be wonderful and make us his best friend for life. But in reality, he's there to do a job of work and actors tend to throw themselves into their work and avoid distractions. I've been very lucky to have seen him twice now but have never approached him to speak to him or get an autograph because there is always that moment when disappointment kicks in. I don't want to be disappointed in his probably very normal and predictable reaction to a "fan". So I stay and drool from afar and live on with my fantasies. By all means, you could go and do that, but how near are you really going to get? Not very by the look of those pics from Wawa. It will be a long journey, it will be expensive and it may not be what you want it to be in the end. Your hubbie sounds wonderful. Why not go with him, and then if you don't see AR, at least you can have some quiet time with your husband. Or save up, go to the premiere wherever it may be, and have a really good time! AR goes out of his way at prems to meet his fans so you're more likely to meet him then, and he'll be in a better frame of mind. We are not trying to dampen your enthusiasm or anything, but we would hate it if you came away feeling hurt in any way.
Emma 
4/12/05 at 05:27 PM

Comments:
Thanks Claudia for your clarification about group rules and all. I've always said that Rickman fans in general are the most civil and nicest people on the net!
Vicki 
4/12/05 at 04:25 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Dee....the decision has to be yours.  On the one hand, you can consider the expense, the time, the logistics, and the fact that you will probably not be able to talk to Alan...yet you may still see him...albeit at a distance.

 

Then on the other hand, as has been said previously, you only live once.  It would certainly be an adventure that you will always remember...whether you see him or not.  You're bound to have a good time....and memories that will always be yours alone.

 

So, I have been no help at all, I realize.  Whatever you decide, make sure it's what you want.

 

If he does appear at a premiere, it would most likely be in a major city like London, New York, L.A.  So, if you don't end up going, maybe you could save up for a trip to a city where he may appear at a premiere?

 

Whatever you decide, we're all with you!...Good luck!


sue 
4/12/05 at 04:24 PM

Comments:

I am fed up with the Radio Times they used to give free tix for our local Odeon in Guildford but the last few offers have all been miles away *sulk*


AFNH 
4/12/05 at 04:19 PM

Comments:
****Heads Up, Ladies****, especially those of you who can record digital channels (Elaine!). ITV2 are covering the HHG2TG premiere next Thursday night (21st ) at 10pm. It lasts for half an hour. Whether he'll be there or not, goodness knows, but at least we should hear plenty of The Voice!
Radio Times are also offering 2 free tickets to 24th April screenings at selected cinemas, 1st come, 1st served basis. (Newcastle Odeon is one - yippee!).

Dee - only you know in your own heart what to do - good luck with whatever you decide.
Natasxxx 
4/12/05 at 03:56 PM

What is your location? ..Stiil @Home...

Comments:

And about Carrie Anne Moss little info here:

CAM.jpg

 

Source: IMDB!

She also played in The MatrIX "3ogie!"


Natasxxx 
4/12/05 at 03:38 PM

What is your location? ...Home

Comments:

DEE, one of my favorite saing is from Forrest Gump:

 

"Life is like a box of chocolates... You never know what you're gonna get!"

 

What I'm try to say here: pick the cocolate and

 

GO FOR IT!!!!!!

 

 



Emily 
4/12/05 at 03:16 PM

Comments:

I can think of a lot better and more worthwhile adventures to have than driving for hours to the middle of nowhere to wave at a star for whom such an encounter would mean very little. An adventure with hubby? Give me a second honeymoon with no distractions -- that would be something I'd remember my whole life. I mean, Alan is a nice hobby, but that's all he is. But, everyone has to make up their own mind.


Peekabooh 
4/12/05 at 02:43 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

Emily, go for it girl! LOL

 

Dee, doubts doubts doubts! Though I am the adventure type, I´m with Sue and Claudia on this subject. Mind you, you´ll be driving for hours and hours with the possibility you get a glimpse of our beloved Alan from miles away. He is working, so he´ll be in protected area, you know. It could turned out to be a disappointment! But, I know what you´re thinking.... you´ve got hubby on your side, one chance in a million! Good luck whatever you decide to do. And Dee, ......you must have a lovely husband.


martha 
4/12/05 at 02:39 PM

What is your location? north of here

Comments:

Go not to harass the man, go for the adventure and the chance to catch a glimpse of him at work.

 

Life is too short not to have adventures!  GO!  And go to the premiere as well.


Marlina 
4/12/05 at 02:39 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

i can't sleep so i check here again.. Dee! i think you should go.. i don't know.. maybe this is one in a life time chance..


martha 
4/12/05 at 02:34 PM

What is your location? north of here

Comments:

OK, I hit the wrong key there.

 

Dee -

          GO!

 

You won't regret it.


Emily 
4/12/05 at 02:32 PM

Comments:

And my two cents on the "going to Wawa" question:  Flip it around. If you were him, would you want gawkers around while you're trying to work?  And what kind of encounter could you realistically hope to have with him in that situation? It seems  intrusive.


Elaine 
4/12/05 at 02:22 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Dee, I'm with sue. He is working after all and may not be too happy to be interrupted - that is if you get near enough to the set to even yell at him. Wait for the premiere when he is happy to sign autographs and chat. But I know how it is when the "force" gets you!


Emily 
4/12/05 at 02:22 PM

Comments:

Carrie Anne Moss is at least 35. I think that story was wrong. She can't be playing a 19 year old hitchhiker.

 

I think the actress playing the hitchhiker/daughter has not been named in any of those articles yet. Probably not a well-known actress and thus flying under the radar of the local press. 

 

My theory is that Carrie Anne plays either Al/Alan/Alex's ex-wife or wife (who may be seen in flashbacks and with whom he may get back together after his journey to redemption) or she plays a woman with whom Al/Alan/Alex falls in love in Wawa, thus completing his journey to redemption.

 

As for Jennifer Tilley/Kim Cattrall - it's either one or the other, not both. Whoever it is plays the hussy with whom Al/Alan/Alex has a fling when he reaches the depths of his grief-stricken self-loathing, a necessary part of his journey to redemption.  

 

I'm going to buy one of those scriptwriting programs and plug my own characters into a formula and see if Alan wants to be in my movie too!


Claudia 
4/12/05 at 02:22 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Dee, I have to agree with Sue and would wait for the premiere.  Since this is a starring role for him, he is bound to attend.  And to be honest with you.....you would probably get a better response from him by meeting him at the premiere instead of while he is working. 

 

Just tell hubby to put that generousity on hold for a bit. 

 

JMHO 


sue 
4/12/05 at 02:00 PM

Comments:

Dee, I don't know anything about J.Moss. How old is she?

 

Well as another middle-aged woman I would say it's an awful long way to drive just on the off-chance plus on top of that wouldn't it be horrible if you got a rotten reaction as he is working? Safer to go to the local premiere if they have one. Still it's easy for me to say as one who grouches at an easy hour's journey to London to see him LOL

 


Natasxxx 
4/12/05 at 01:39 PM

What is your location? ...B@ack @ Home....

Comments:

 

MARLINA, I'm glad that you didn't have a nightmare!!!!!

 

PEEK, THNX for mention it! Weird thing is that I bought yesterday JK New Edition!...

 

As for SNOW CAKE: I hope that the mystery will solved soon...I'm very curious about it: how the story goes etc......(and does Alan wear a WIG )

 

 


Dee 
4/12/05 at 01:34 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Sue -- Thanks for sharing that link. That's probably the best "in depth" description of the movie's premise that I've read yet. Wonder if it's accurate? Do you suppose Moss is playing the "lovable 19-year-old"?

 

My dear, sweet, adorable, unemployed husband (who I have lovingly insulted on numerous occasions here just told me that I can go to Wawa if I want -- as long as I don't check into a trashy Hotel 6 with anyone named "Al"!  Now the ball's in my court. It's fun to fantasize, but I'm not sure if I have the courage to drive nine-hours (one way)...all alone...in a strange country...in unpredictable weather...and spend money...to take an astronomical (but once in a lifetime) chance of seeing AR in person!  I know that for some of you adventurous folks, there wouldn't even be a question. But I'm just a dull, middle-aged woman. It sounds crazy, dangerous, stupid, frivolous...doesn't it?


Sniv 
4/12/05 at 01:19 PM

Comments:

Thanks for all the news and pictures

 

I can't wait for Snow Cake it sounds like such a moving story...

 


Marlina 
4/12/05 at 01:08 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

thank you peekabooh

 

Thank you all for the information , picture and wallpaper

and.. i do think it's Alan too.. in the second picture which Claudia make a bigger version for us

 

Good night All


Peekabooh 
4/12/05 at 12:44 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

Marlina, we love you too dear

I figured, since my "google" doesn´t "alert" me of any news considering AR, you all should be my . Thanks everyone for the links that gives us a detailed report about AR in movieland!

For all the Dutch/Belgian/German posters: MOVIE-ALERT. Judas Kiss will be on RTL5 at Wednesday April 27th.


Marlina 
4/12/05 at 12:21 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

Natasxxx thank you for the good night sleep

 

Blonde Wig?? i think he's brilliant without the wig.. he just need to dye his hair to blonde right? "Blonde:

 

So? i read the recent wawa news..  it's Alex,Al or Alan the character Alan gonna play in this movie?

 

And by the way..


Elaine 
4/12/05 at 12:20 PM

What is your location? awake now

Comments:

Thanks for that link, sue. Lots more info for us to salivate over! I can't wait to watch it. Must go on to that local tv prog, too. I think it's fascinating to see how everyone else in the world is so normal!


sue 
4/12/05 at 11:09 AM

What is your location? still here

Comments:

I was just looking at the LTVnews page. If you click on the Watch it On-line box you get to see the recent news progrmme. It is still showing April 8th at the moment but may be worth checking out daily to see if they cover the filming in Wawa. I found myself watching the whole thingLOL Fascinating to see a completely different, yet so similar, way of life. We don't have such "localised" tv over here so it seeemed more like our local radio except with pictures.


sue 
4/12/05 at 10:48 AM

Comments:

Umm that would be more SnowCake news HERE


sue 
4/12/05 at 10:47 AM

What is your location? spare room

Comments:
Found some more news on SnowCake
sue 
4/12/05 at 09:40 AM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://")
http://www.livejournal.com/community/gbhunks/

Comments:

I have rarely ever fancied blonde men but then I don't consider him *blonde* even in those pix

Just a light brown with golden highlights!(Something I aspire too over the grey LOL)


Peekabooh 
4/12/05 at 08:49 AM

What is your location? my body is in the Netherlands, but my mind is in Wawa... sigh

Comments:

Thanks for posting those pics Claudia. I sooooo desperately need to be in Wawa now!!!


Sabine 
4/12/05 at 08:18 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

What a handsome guy!  *sigh*     for posting those pics, Claudia!


Claudia 
4/12/05 at 07:57 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I've been pondering the "blonde wig" statement too, Elaine!  Yet another example of great minds thinking alike, I see.  LOL

 

There have been many times he has been referred to a blonde. And as Vicki reminded us.....Lauren's report from the first night of MNiRC stated that there were gasps in the crowd when a "tall blonde" arrived. 

 

So in honor of His Blondeness, I thought I would post a couple of blonde pics just to spruce things up a bit. 

 

 

 

Mmm Mmmm Good! 


Elaine 
4/12/05 at 04:39 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

This is the guy I mean that I think they have mixed up, although they may have been enlightened by now....

 

Off to bed now. See you all tonight!


Elaine 
4/12/05 at 04:33 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

At last! Have been trying to post all night but our server at work has not been playing! I have a theory about the "blonde wig" comment. I think whoever is writing these articles thinks that AR's normal persona is a la Snape, therefore, dark haired, dark eyed. In the first pic they had which they said  might be AR, there is a guy standing by the car with dark hair and sunglasses and I think that is who they were thinking was AR. Hence the blonde wig idea, but normal for us! Perhaps someone should enlighten the writer and show him/her some non-Snape wigs. I guess that a lot of new AR fans only know him from HP. I have chuckled to myself sometimes when I have seen "girlies" posting on the HP sites that they did not recognise AR at prems, events, other films, etc! The Snape character is darkly sexy, but I love the unadulterated AR - and I have to agree with the rubber head! Squicky!


Vicki 
4/12/05 at 03:13 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Dee!....I have a reproduction of that very painting in my bedroom (too bad it doesn't have Alan's smiling face in it too).  Now I'll always think of your creative manip whenever I pass by it. 

 

Didn't someone post a fan report from the first night of MNIRC and they described how the audience got all excited when a "tall, blond actor" walked into the theater?  They later indicated that the actor was Alan....so it sounds to me like he has colored his hair blond (as least, that's what my inner stylist is telling me....it's getting rather crowded in here with her hanging around all the time....btw, her favorite film is Blow Dry).

 

Anyway, I would believe that over the blond wig.  It's just so much easier to color it, temporarily even, rather than fooling around with a wig...too uncomfortable to wear also.


Natasxxx 
4/12/05 at 01:32 AM

What is your location? ....Twente

Comments:

Well, thank U Girlzzzz! Now I know I don't need glasses...!!!

I feel  just like a Miss Marple, younger of course!

 

Seriously: together we're a great team of "snoops"!!!

 


Alfan 
4/11/05 at 11:25 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

He looks good--like we can see that well. I dont see a wig, just a bottle of water. I read one persons report ( before the MNIRC ) that he has lost weight. I look forward to more Wawa pics.


Dee 
4/11/05 at 11:15 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Lucy -- That's okay. I'm glad you liked it!

 

Thanks, everyone, for keeping us updated on the Wawa filming. I kept checking in all day while I was at the library -- got so darn excited about that last blurry sighting I could hardly work! Keep up the good work!


Sabine 
4/11/05 at 10:55 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks for all those Wawa pictures, guys!

 

I just ordered Barchester Chronicles.  Can't wait to watch it! 


Lucy 
4/11/05 at 10:36 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Sorry, Dee.  I credited the wrong person with the Renoir manip.

 

 

This is a first-time manip.


Claudia 
4/11/05 at 10:33 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 Hey Julie!  I'd say you are practically his neighbor!  Enjoy it while you can! 

 

 

Once again, I hate to have to do this but Zzzz leaves me no other alternative. 

 

Zzzz, when you decide you want to discuss your complaints through email where I can have equal input, I will be glad to oblige you. Until then, I'm sorry but you will just have to deal with your dislikes and complaints yourself. 

 

This is the last time I will leave you a personal message on our public board. 


Julie 
4/11/05 at 10:17 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

 

Thanks everybody for the pictures and info on Wawa!!  It's about a 5 or 6 hour drive from here, which I think makes him my neighbor, right??  I'm sure it's the closest I've ever actually been to him. 

 

I don't post often, but I'm reading every day.  Thanks for all you lot do! ~Julie

 

 


Emily 
4/11/05 at 10:10 PM

Comments:

The Wawa press is going wild!  I have a feeling we're going to be seeing a lot of fuzzy, long-lens shots before this is through. It sort of looks like AR is drinking from a baby bottle in that pic, but maybe it's just my eyes.


Claudia 
4/11/05 at 09:22 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Cute manip, Dee. 


Claudia 
4/11/05 at 09:20 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Another update and Natasxxx--you've got a darn good eye! 

 

LTVNews

 

 

Doesn't look like he has on a blonde wig in this picture! 


Lucy 
4/11/05 at 08:38 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Now that the darlings are safe in their beds, I can play.

 

My first-born twin has developed a taste for Journey and my personal CD player.  Now he bogarts the thing all the time!

 

I love the doctored painting, Nataxxx.  It's now my wallpaper.


Dee 
4/11/05 at 08:27 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

I've been playing with Photoshop.  I am obsessed with creating wallpapers of famous paintings...that include the addition of a very handsome gentleman we all adore.  This painting is by Renoir, "Luncheon of the Boating Party".

 




Pam 
4/11/05 at 07:02 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Judy, as much as I love GQ, I agree with you about the rubber Head (LOL)
I found something interesting that you guys may want to look at on Ebay. Someone from England is offering an AR Theater Year Book from November 1980-October 1981. It features a lot of different performers and has a couple of good pics of AR (much younger and oh so handsome!) when he starred in a play called The Seagull, staged at the Royal Court in 1981! The person selling the item even features the photo with AR in it if you want to have a look. (drooling) Talk about "eye candy"-enjoy-have a good one-Pam
Judy 
4/11/05 at 06:52 PM

What is your location? Somewhere in my suitcase

Comments:

Re the blonde wig - it's got to be better than the rubber sheep's head from GQ!


Emily 
4/11/05 at 06:23 PM

Comments:

He can't be wearing a blond wig in Snow Cake. That has to be a mistake. On the other hand, could it look more unnatural than the orange highlights?  Hmmm.

 

Looks like the local press in Wawa has things well in hand and we'll be seeing lots of pictures from the set.

 

 


AFNH 
4/11/05 at 06:11 PM

Comments:
Oh boy - you've all been busy!! I love all this is isn't it?. But that 2nd picture, Natasxxx - ohh it just could be - LOL!!!! But why a wig ... doesn't he hate wigs????

Dee - take the bull by the horns, tell them you're going out to the shops, and go the - ahem - "scenic" route. They need never know!!!

Elaine - thanks for sharing your pix. Got to confess, I had a splurge on eBay too, that is where the Mephisto pic came from, out of a programme I got on there. Not much in the way of AR pics (that was the only one!), but some excellent info on the play itself. Had to scan it in at nearly triple the size!

I've got a story about Brian Blessed!!!(it's true - you do have to shout!) His cousin used to live further up the lane to me when I was younger, and evidently he used to come up here a lot to visit his family, but I only found this out years later (typical!). Though how I didn't hear him....!
Elaine 
4/11/05 at 05:57 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:
Nataszzz, I think you are right. Wow, they update really quickly, don't they? Didn't see those pics this afternoon.
Mmmm, wonder if I can fit in the H2G2 prem, too? I've got a ticket to Acorn Antiques on the Wed evening (which I am really looking forward to) so will have to look at maps and things to see if it will be a possibility. Hopefully, Keith will be there snapping away for us!
Maybe - just maybe - he might come back for a couple of days. Cross fingers!
Natasxxx 
4/11/05 at 05:02 PM

What is your location? ...well, actually, almost in bed....

Comments:

@Marlina:  Eeh I hope you've had a good goodnight sleep! .......

 

And I'm going also to bed now!

Goodnight@!

 

(Well normally I would say: Thank u for Calling and have a nice day!)....O Dear... My brains are telling me that I've  to go now...It's not healthy anymore what I'm doing here...)

 

##################################

 

 

 


Laurie 
4/11/05 at 04:39 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

I'm going to RC on the 21st. I arrive in London the morning of the 20th. Maybe I'll take a stroll over there, if I can get my bearings.


sue 
4/11/05 at 04:36 PM

Comments:

More Cuban News.

 


Daydreamer 
4/11/05 at 04:15 PM

Comments:
sue:
Well, April 19th is Rachel Corrie with Post-show talk, so maybe he is comming back for this and stays also for the premiere next day.
Claudia 
4/11/05 at 04:13 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Whooo Hoooo, Sue! 

 

Who knows whether he will fly back or not.  Maybe he will and maybe he won't.  To be perfectly honest, I was quite shocked when news broke that he would be filming during the play's run and even more shocked when it looked like he wouldn't be there for the Q&A of his baby. 

 

Shocked or not...I am still thrilled that Snow Cake is under way because I really think its going to be a really good film. 

 

Ricki Nicki....do you think you will be able to make it to Leicester Square that day? 

 

Also...there will be several people over there on the 19th for RC so maybe they will stay over for the premiere!  Who all will be over there????


sue 
4/11/05 at 04:10 PM

Comments:

I am going along wiht Natasxxx with this oneLOL

This is all very silly but fun


sue 
4/11/05 at 04:02 PM

Comments:

Who iis to appear at Hitchhiker's Premiere.

Is he really coming back for that? Who knows?


Peekabooh 
4/11/05 at 03:59 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

Natasxxx, I surely looks like him....! Whooooaaaa, I love this GB.


Claudia 
4/11/05 at 03:53 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oops, sorry Dee. You did mention the blonde wig.  I concentrated more on the Carrie Anne Moss part of your post. 

 

I still find it hard to believe Santa's elf is CAM.  It looks like this person is holding a film camera but with a closer look...that may not be the case. 

 

I'm just still thrilled that it seems that Jennifer Tilley hasn't been mentioned!  LOL


Daydreamer 
4/11/05 at 03:42 PM

Comments:
Natasxxx:
Yes, I think that's Alan!

Claudia:
No problem. But it was already mentioned by Dee - I just didn't understood, what wig she is talking about. So I went to that site again and spoted update. I didn't thought, that they keep updating the same report, but now I will pay more attention to that site.
Claudia 
4/11/05 at 03:34 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh and Natasxxx.  I am inclined to go with your opinion.  That really does look like him. 

 

Man, I need to get to the eye doctor soon! 

 

*pssstttt* Emily...how can you resist that sweet faced little emoticon??? 

 

 

 


Claudia 
4/11/05 at 03:32 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thank you for the updates, Daydreamer!!! 

 

A blond wig??? Why why why?????  Marc Evans....pay attention so some his fans, please????

 

Gosh, it seems the ITV site and wawanews.com is updating quite regularly!  We will need to keep an eagle eye open.  

 

Thanks again, Daydreamer for being so alert! 

 

This is so exciting.  Almost like we are right there, isn't it? 

 


Natasxxx 
4/11/05 at 03:21 PM

What is your location? Twente

Comments:

Well, I did some research to...I believe that this is Alan! (I paint a red circle around it!)

 

Picture one

Picture Two

 

But...It is still guessing...!

 

 

 

 

 


Daydreamer 
4/11/05 at 03:19 PM

Comments:
Me again...

Dee:
I just noticed the report update.
** UPDATE: The man standing in front of the SUV in this photo may not, in fact, be Alan Rickman. We hear that in this movie, we wears a blonde wig.
ehm... Alan... Blond wig... ??? Does he need it? I think it could be, that his hair is dyed blond... and somehow the message turned to blond wig (like one said it to someone and he to the next one and so on...).

** UPDATE: We also spotted what looked like one of Santa's elves. ... but it turns out, that is Carrie-Anne Moss, playing the hitch-hiker.
Yes, I'm surprised too. I can not imagine CAMoss as Sigourney Weavers daughter...
Daydreamer 
4/11/05 at 03:02 PM

Comments:

oi, sorry Vicki! I typed your name wrong and also messed up the smilie... it should be confused and not cunfused... LOL!
And I also wanted to write, that I would post the report here in full, but there are also a lot of pictures (non with Alan, only Alans film car) so better have a look at the original website.
Vicki 
4/11/05 at 02:54 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Well, after I posted that message, I went back and tried the link again, and this time, it worked!  Fifth time a charm, I guess. 

 

After looking at all the pictures, I think the guy in the knit cap is Alan.  If you go to the bottom and click of the "hitchhiker" scenes, you see them filming a guy in a knit cap either getting in or out of an SUV.  Then the SUV stops by the sign and picks up the hitchhiker.  I'll bet that is Alan....either that or his double if there are no close-ups being filmed.  What do you think?


Daydreamer 
4/11/05 at 02:52 PM

Comments:
Vicky:
Hmmm, I just clicked on it and it works for me... :cunfused: Don't know, what could be wrong...

You can access the report also through http://www.ltvnews.com/ (it's right on the main page) or through google news:
Go to google.com, then to section News, then type "Alan Rickman" and then click on Sorted by date and it's the third article with the title "The Stars Come Out in Wawa as Snow Cake Begins Filming"

Hope it works!
Vicki 
4/11/05 at 02:34 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Boo-hoo   I can't seem to access the link that Daydreamer posted to the Wawa article.  Perhaps they have exceeded their bandwidth.  Do they say anything interesting??

 

Maybe it will show on my google alert later today.

 

Dee, don't you remember....you have an important errand to run this weekend....and it's going to take you all weekend.  If it happens to lead you past a little Canadian town...wouldn't that be a coincidence.    Just kidding....but there's just somethings that the hubby and kids will never understand.  AR fandom is one of them.  That's why I come here.  No one here will ever think you are unreasonable for wanting a glimpse of Alan.

 

 


Claudia 
4/11/05 at 02:18 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

No problem, Peekabooh.  I'm sure our Italian freinds will be glad to help you out. 


Peekabooh  
4/11/05 at 02:13 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

Poor Dee, I know exactly how you feel .... life can be sooooo frustrating sometimes. Here´s a little pic to cheer you up!

I have a question for the Italian posters/lurkers (Claudia if this is way off topic, just delete it!). April 30 I will be going to Rome. I arrive at Ciampino and have to be in Fiano Romano (north of Rome). Could somebody give me some advice about the easiest way to get there pleeeeaaaase! You can e-mail me. Thanks so much.


Dee 
4/11/05 at 01:55 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Did that Wawa newspaper article say that AR would be wearing a blond wig? Surely not!! And Moss is playing Weaver's daughter? Is there enough age difference between those two for that?

 

Sitting here reading that article makes my skin crawl!! I'm only a nine-hour drive from Wawa...away from an AR sighting! I want to GOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Sigh...my husband is so unreasonable


Lucia 
4/11/05 at 01:50 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/community/gbhunks/

Comments:

 Sue that paper is fantasteek !!!! Fab sketch too - The art exhibition definitley inspired you


martha 
4/11/05 at 01:25 PM

What is your location? north of here

Comments:

Elaine - Thanks for sharing your pics.  That was truly generous of you.


Elaine 
4/11/05 at 12:22 PM

What is your location? you know

Comments:

sue, please don't stop. I have to agree that statue pic is to die for! It would be good to see the contact sheet for that session!

 Tongue On The Floor 






Claudia 
4/11/05 at 12:21 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

No No No No No..don't stop, Sue!  I've been wondering why we haven't had new wallpapers from you and Elaine. But I know both of you have been really busy lately. 

 

I really do like the statue pictures and the wallpapers from those images are great!


sue 
4/11/05 at 12:17 PM

Comments:

I love the first one Elaine. Good for you.

 

Emily, we have seats high in Twickenham Stadium, so shall be seeing more of the screen than them. Having been spoilt by winning tix to the Heart at the first Slane gig in 2001 I know that it will never be the same but I just have to see them again.

 

OK I have to confess to being slightly hooked on the AR/statue pix! What do you mean you would never have known??? So I made another paper:

 

I will stop honest


Daydreamer 
4/11/05 at 12:10 PM

Comments:
I don't think too, that it is Alan on the picture on the news site. But it could be him on the picture, which Elaine posted. I think, if they keep reporting from the set, we will see some pictures of Alan for sure.

Elaine:

Thank you for posting these pictures!
You are amazing!
Alan is so wonderful there...
...I'm speechless...

Claudia 
4/11/05 at 11:46 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  I'm speechless, Elaine!!!!  Thank you so much for sharing those mouth watering pics!  WOWZERS!!!!!  Hey, I'm not faulting you for splurging on yourself.  How often do we do that in life???  Not much so do it when you can! 

 

Emily, I see you found the emoticon I put in just for you!  LOL 


Elaine 
4/11/05 at 11:36 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Emily,lucky you! U2 are a brilliant band and have stood the test of time more than most.

Well I have to put my hand up and confess to being the complete idiot who payed mega bucks for those pics on ebay. I don't do it very often but sometimes - well what is a windfall for anyway??

I've scanned them and they are on my pb account:


Emily 
4/11/05 at 11:33 AM

Comments:


Claudia 
4/11/05 at 11:22 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

YAY!!!! Emily used an emoticon!!!!!  See Emily...that didn't hurt did it?  *grin*


Emily 
4/11/05 at 11:20 AM

Comments:

San Jose. All I can say is    By the way, I hate emoticons, so my use of one should give you an idea of how good U2 were.

 

I havent seen them since before they got huge. I was a bit skeptical of the arena show thing, but I have to say, they do it better than anyone. The stage and lighting are GORGEOUS, more like a video installation than a rock show. And they sounded blastingly great, Edge is a god. I'd go again if I could afford it!  Did you go for standing room tix, or do you have seats?


sue 
4/11/05 at 11:09 AM

Comments:

Ooh Emily where did you see them??

Were they good?

Lise and I are going in June


Emily 
4/11/05 at 11:06 AM

Comments:

Doesn't beany hat guy have a full beard? LOL!  I don't think that's AR. But the second picture maybe ...

 

OT kinda: Saw U2 in concert over the weekend. They're selling the Make Poverty History wristbands at the show, if anyone's going and interested.


sue 
4/11/05 at 11:03 AM

Comments:

Could be the arms folded stance, yes Elaine. good spotting LOL


Marlina 
4/11/05 at 11:03 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

Good night everyone..


Elaine 
4/11/05 at 10:35 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Wawa is so proud of their association with this film, aren't they? But lucky for us they are!! I don't think the beany hat guy is AR. But I think this is a more likely candidate:

wawa1.jpg


Claudia 
4/11/05 at 10:34 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I'm kind of skeptical about any of them being AR too, Ali-Pat. 

 

Only my opinion here but......the only time I've ever seen AR in a knit cap is at the anti-war rally in London.  Even when directing tWG, as cold as everyone described it was, he is not once seen in a knit cap.

 

Also, did anyone notice in the link that Daydreamer posted that there is not a mention of Jennifer Tilley?

*secretly jumping for joy!"  

 

 


Ali-Pat 
4/11/05 at 10:19 AM

What is your location? Dayton, OH

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

A million thanks to everyone who has posted articles on Rachel Corrie and Snowcake.  I have been thoroughly enjoying them.

 

Call me a skeptic, but I don't think any of the men in the SUV photo is Alan.  None of them look the right height/weight/body type.  But I have been wrong before! 

 

As for Brian Blessed--I have been a fan since I, Claudius.

 

 


Claudia 
4/11/05 at 09:52 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oops, there was so read and look at here this morning, I didn't realize there were two links to Snow Cake news and pictures. Thanks Peekabooh, for the second link. 

 

We're having a Snow Cake kind of morning, aren't we?  LOL


Marlina 
4/11/05 at 09:51 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

Natasxxx it's scary!!! are you trying to give me a nightmare?

 

So the quote is from an interview.. Claudia..


Marlina 
4/11/05 at 09:45 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

Too small.. but i'm not sure it's him..  

i bet you all can't wait to see this movie..


Natasxxx 
4/11/05 at 09:39 AM

What is your location? ...almost away...

Comments:

@CLAUDIA-->  Yes, it is a great picture, isnt it!!!!

 

I am gonna test something here! Please forgive for!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Wooww, isn't it scary?????


Claudia 
4/11/05 at 09:38 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhh thanks for the pic of Megan Dodds, Elaine.  She does look quite a bit like Rachel Corrie, doesn't she?  I can imagine watching her will be VERY difficult for her parents. 

 

Thursday is opening day for MNiRC!!!!!  Again.....

 

Break a leg to all the cast and crew!!!!! 

 

I don't believe I have ever heard of Z-Cars.  Actually, RHPoT was the first time I had ever heard of Brian Blessed.  My curiosity was up about him when I heard in one or two of the previews for RH mention "the incomparable Brian Blessed as Robin's father" or something like that.  It was then I did a little search on him and can spot him in other films and shows. 

 

Marlina, you are spot on with the AR quote.  He's said it in an interview or two.

 

 


Claudia 
4/11/05 at 09:09 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Sue, I think the writer of the article was talking about this guy:

 

 

I think it could be him but will be ever know for sure???  The person facing the camera, I think, is to short for AR. 


Marlina 
4/11/05 at 09:08 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

After i watch the conversation ( i have no idea what to write, lately) i remember one of his quote.. it's sounds like this if i'm not wrong..

 

"If you want to know who i am, it's all in the work"

 

So? what do you think?


Claudia 
4/11/05 at 09:01 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Emma, I am sorry that you are offended, even slightly, about the talk of rules on other groups.  The impression you have gotten is certainly not what I was implying. 

 

First, I have been a member of several AR groups for several years and I still enjoy them immensely.  I join new groups quite often, especially one's my friends have created.  I have never seen a single uncivilized person in any of the groups I belong to.  Of course, there is a very very small handful of people I don't particularly agree with but I don't classify them as uncivilized and I don't let them spoil things for me and I try not to be publicly nasty to them. 

 

When I said:

 

"When you have a group of civilized adults, there is no need to post a list of rules the length of one's arm."

 

I didn't mean to imply that the members of groups with lists of rules were uncivilized.  What I  did mean to imply was that the owner's of such groups must think their members had to have rules to act civilized--which I will never agree with.

 

Now, as for the primary group you were talking about

 

Suzanne's

 

I (along with others here) have nothing but the utmost respect for her and what she does.  I have and still participate in her group for which she has very few rules.  I believe she had to institute a few way back at a time she wasn't able to monitor the board as closely as she liked.    

 

This is NOT a competition.  It never has and never will be.  There are those that tend to look at it that way and that is very unfortunate to all AR fans.   

 

This is nothing but fun and friendship for me.  Once the fun and friendship is gone....I'll close everything down.  I encourage everyone to visit and participate on other boards and groups. 

 

BTW, Emma......

 

 

Welcome to our group and I hope you will continue to stay with us. 

   


sue 
4/11/05 at 08:55 AM

Comments:

Well the guy facing us looking down in the brown beany could be him but then again it probably isn't!!LOL We shall have to wait for further news. 

I see quite a lot does happen there, two drunks on Saturday night and bear and truck collided (now THAT we don't get here!) Poor bear


Claudia 
4/11/05 at 08:42 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

What a wonderful find, Daydreamer!!!  So what do yall think about the man standing at the front of the SUV???  Is it AR???

 

 

Thank you for understanding, Natasxxx!  I am still laughing at that pic and a couple of people have emailed me for it...and have laughed their selves silly too! 

 

 


sue 
4/11/05 at 08:26 AM

Comments:

Awful shame they went all that way and there's no bloomin' snow isn't it?? Director must be tearing his hair out. (See, they could have made it round here after all, we have lots of pine trees)


sue 
4/11/05 at 08:17 AM

Comments:

Just came over to post the Wawa pix but see they are up..

Must be very quiet in Wawa, they seem to be giving lots of coverage to the film shoot, which is good news for us of course! We are a bit more blase round here, lots of film and tv stuff gets filmed in the area but usually only gets a couple of lines in the local paper after the event. Mind you they did film Gladiator 3 miles down the road and it was good fun to go and see all the forts they built (and see Roman extras wending their way home at night!). Mind you back then I could have tripped over Russell Crowe and wouldn't have been any the wiser!


Peekabooh 
4/11/05 at 08:02 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

Daydreamer, thanks for the link. Here is another one which includes some other pictures:

http://www.wawa-news.com/Newspages/04-10/041005-scake.html


martha 
4/11/05 at 07:24 AM

What is your location? north of here

Comments:

Daydreamer - Great find - thanks!  We'll have to watch that site.


Laurie 
4/11/05 at 06:30 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thanks Natasxxx for posting that pic!


Alba 
4/11/05 at 06:07 AM

What is your location? Spain

Comments:
What a fun article, Daydreamer. Thanks!!! Looks like the locals are going to cover this quite well. Let's hope so!
Daydreamer 
4/11/05 at 05:47 AM

Comments:
Just a quick post, before I go back to my paperwork.
The link to Snow Cake News:
http://www.ltvnews.com/viewarticle.php?id=916


Thanks to everyone for the great new pictures.

Barbara 
4/11/05 at 05:24 AM

What is your location? New Zealand

Comments:

Off topic. Gosh Sue, I remember Z Cars, too. And John Thaw in The Sweeney. But what I wanted to say was - happy anniversary time. I seem to remember you mentioning an important date was coming up at the same time as the Rachel Corrie play. 30 years was it? Well done to both of you. If I were you ( use of subjunctive there!) I'd crack open lots of bubbly.


sue 
4/11/05 at 04:32 AM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Vicki - I have no idea!!When you have been married as long as I have and your husband gets on his "hobby-horse" you tend to shut-down!

Brian Blessed!!! - you have to use Exclamation marks for him as he is so loud! Another one of hubbie's favourite impersonations I am afraid. (Life is never dull at my house!) BB was one of my first crushes when he was Pc Fancy Smith in Z-Cars (I can hear the theme music now). I can recall a pal and I finding his telephone number in the directory, (he lived in Richmond at the time) and daring each other to ring him up. Thankfully we never did (we must have been all of 12 at the time)


Vicki 
4/11/05 at 03:37 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Yes, here I am in the wee hours of the morning (west coast time).  It's the quiet time when everyone else is asleep and no one is yelling, "MOM!....I can't find the {fill in the blanks}, or "We don't have anything good to eat in this house" or "I need to buy all these supplies for a project that's due tomorrow!" or "What's for dinner!".  It's just me, this great GB, and thoughts about AR.  This is "me-time". 

 

Ooooh...love all the new pics.  My frustrated inner hair-stylist approves of Alan in those lovely waves.  I also like his haircut as Ed in January Man.  Thanks for sharing those!

 

Sue - what would be a good example of the perfect use of the subjunctive....just curious.

 

Elaine - so that's Megan Dodds!  I know her....I'm a huge MI-5 fan.  She also played the older, wicked step-sister in the film Ever After.  The Cinderella film with Drew Barrymore.  Speaking of MI-5, I haven't been able to keep up with the new season....does Matthew Macfadyen (Tom Quinn) ever return to the show?  I don't like the new guy as much....and I missed the episode where Tom Quinn leaves.  Has he been permanently written out?  I'll be very sad if he has. 

 

Well, I'd better be off to bed.  Sweet AR dreams to you all! 


Natasxxx 
4/11/05 at 01:52 AM

What is your location? ....Twente

Comments:

@Claudia & Lucy-> I'm glad that you're had a great laugh! (& Claudia, I understand it )

 

@AFNH --> Great Memphisto "Piccie"....It blows into your face

 

@Laurie --> Especially for you a picture of Ed (and the 2 others)

 

After a good night sleep my eyes are now warmed up, for the catch -up read.....

 


Elaine 
4/11/05 at 01:19 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:
Dee, you made me remember what I was going to say. Caught the H2G2 trailer here on TV last night. It's not like the ones on the web sites and has a very short clip of Marvin's luvverly voice! Have to keep an eye open for it.
Zzzzz 
4/11/05 at 12:39 AM

Comments:

Emma, I agree many Guestbooks that were good became even better with well chosen rules, kind of gave the good Guestbooks a polish that really made then sparkle. I'm happy, Claudia, that your Guestbook is evolving like it is!


Zzzzz 
4/11/05 at 12:24 AM

What is your location? usa

Comments:

Sandra, what I write is only my opinion based on what I know from personal experience.  I have nothing against journalists at all, in fact I read extensively, but I do let my feelings be my guide when it comes to entertainment and art rather than what a professional critic says.

So,  I apologize for anything that truly upset you, it was not my intention.

As for creative people being "fragile" as you said, I have been saddened many times by people in the arts talking about their emotional scars...often they do take up acting because they learned to control their feelings and hide those feelings in order to deal with difficult circumstances as children.  

I hope this post helps you feel better towards me, I   Peace. 


Emma 
4/11/05 at 12:09 AM

Comments:
Excuse me for being a little offended but it sounds like some of you are taking a dig {in-between the lines} at some of the other nice Rickman forums for having rules and implying that intelligent, civilized adults do not inhabit them which couldn't be further from the truth. I have much respect and love for them as much as I do for Claudia's wonderful guestbook. And a few of them have been around for years and years before implementing rules, mostly because of a rowdy and rude bunch that came into the picture which, I hate to say, eventually find every board, guestbook, forum and group. We're just lucky the rowdy ones haven't yet found this great place which we should be very thankful for. And I just felt the need to defend the other fine groups.{ok,stepping off my soapbox}

I saw the Black Adder series years ago and liked the second season the best. I never liked Mr. Bean, but Rowan was brilliant in Black Adder.

If Rickman is now in Canada, I am very excited just thinking that He is only a few hours away from me!
kathy  
4/10/05 at 10:35 PM

What is your location? arkansas

Comments:

Boy, you guys are busy tonight--Love the pics

Megan Dodd surely does look like Rachel Corrie--good fit!

 

I must get BlackAdder--never have watched them, but do love Rowan Atkinson. 

I am a big fan of John Cleese and Monty Python and Fawlty Towers.

 

I must be slow on the uptake and just realized that AABA is coming out on DVD, so when I get mine if someone wants my video-free to good home--you're welcome to it.

 

PS-- did anyone see Doonesbury in the comic section of the newspaper today?--hysterical, speaking of Bushisms!

 

Is Doonesbury in the UK papers? probably not.


Dee 
4/10/05 at 10:12 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Kathy - Thanks! I like that photo too. Unfortunately, I've had it in my file so long that I don't remember where it came from. Don't know where the photo was taken, but it "feels" like an exotic location and makes me dream of good wine and food and AR!

 

Can anyone tell me what "Victoria Wood" is? I found some photos of AR in it, dressed in a red uniform. Is it a movie? TV show?

 

Wow! While I was typing this, the trailor for Hitchiker just came on TV! It's the first time I've seen it. Looks great - but they didn't use mARvin's voice

 


Elaine 
4/10/05 at 09:54 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:
AFNH, is that really AR? How old was he there? Brilliantly "blown up" too!
Elane 
4/10/05 at 09:51 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:
Oooh, it works! (she said very surprised!)
Elaine 
4/10/05 at 09:48 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:
Sorry Claudia but I bet you've never seen "Z Cars" have you? LOL!
For a pic of Megan Dodds, try this page (hoping I can get it to work): http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/spooks/personnel_cd.shtml (Works computer won't let me use the web tools thingy so have put it in plain - unless you can help, Claudia?)
Claudia 
4/10/05 at 08:57 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhh you beat me to the Brian Blessed/RHPoT connection, Elaine!  LOL


Claudia 
4/10/05 at 08:57 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Hello, Severia Snape AND Sandra!  I hope you will drop by often and join in as often as you can. We have a lot of fun here.

 

Severina--exs can be a royal pain in the butt, can't they?  His loss. 

 

Clary, I love your AR art!

 

Sue, you have my curiousity up about Megan Dodds now.  I'll have to see if I can find a picture. 

 

Thanks for the heads up on the MPH commercial, Emily.  I'm recording just in case.  I saw one around 8:20 but no AR.  Emma Thompson was in it so maybe there will be a couple others.  *crossing fingers*

 

AFNH!  I almost fell out of my chair when I saw that Mephisto pic! Thanks so much for sharing it. 

 

I agree aobut Richard Burton's voice but I just was never able to see an attraction in him.  But he was a fine actor, for sure. 

 

Richard Harris is a whole 'nother story though.  I fell for him when he played King Arthur in Camelot.     


Emerys 
4/10/05 at 07:04 PM

What is your location? Paris

Comments:

Sue- that part Anthony Hopkins dubbed in 1991 was for Laurence Olivier in Spartacus.

 

yeah I like Hopkins a lot too, and Jeremy Irons...

 

all older and all brits, there's a pattern I tell you! lol


Elaine 
4/10/05 at 07:02 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:
AFNH, I've done that before. You think that you'll just go on the pc for a bit - and end up sitting there all night! I do that here, too. Get here on my break and think, I'll just have 5 minutes and then grab a few mins zzzz, and find it's time to get back to work.
Brian Blessed was also Robin Hood's father in RHPoT. AND (this is where I really show my age) I used to watch him in "Z Cars" when he played PC Fancy Smith!
My favourite Blackadder is B.Goes Forth. As a seasoned "battlefield tourer" we use the series to illustrate the futility of war because although it is incredibly funny, it is a very good comment on the slaughter that happened in WW1. The last episode is particularly heart-wrenching and I defy anyone to watch without getting a tear in the eye.
sue 
4/10/05 at 06:51 PM

Comments:

I have to put my hand up as another Burton fan too! He was DDG in his youth and early middle age, and what a voice. Anthony Hopkins often sounds like him and I believe did some dubbing for something that Burton had done years ago that was re-released (Can't remember what though!!)


Pam 
4/10/05 at 06:34 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Thanks everyone for identifying the king as Peter Cook. He was so funny in these epsiodes. I have a bid on Ebay now for the last 3 episodes of the first season. Blackadder is a great comedy. Too bad AR never starred in them back then-he would have been perfect. (does anyone remember the part where Rowan Stkinson wears the codpiece-)--Have a good one-Pam
Lucy 
4/10/05 at 06:28 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I love Richard Burton's voice too.  I kept hearing it in my head as Teabing when I was reading The Da Vinci Code.  Also, he's the reason I will watch Where Eagles Dare with my husband.  It's no wonder that Elizabeth Taylor married him!

 

I know who I want to play Bellatrix LeStrange: Sarah Douglas from the old Superman movies.  I just ran across this picture, and I think she'd be perfect.

 


sue 
4/10/05 at 06:17 PM

Comments:

Good blowing up, what d'ya use? Dynamite?


AFNH 
4/10/05 at 06:15 PM

What is your location? Off to bed....

Comments:
It's a tiny pic from the programme, Sue, just blown up a little!

Found a pic of Peter Cook, in one of the scenes from Blackadder
http://photobucket.com/albums/v390/afnh/?action=view?t=PeterCook.jpg
Emily 
4/10/05 at 06:14 PM

Comments:

Cool "Mephisto" pic, AFNH.  Definitely haven't seen that one before.  Do you know if it's a scene from the play, or a rehearsal picture?

 

Right on, Sandra.

 

The American version  of the "Make Poverty History" commercial is premiering tonight on ABC and (I think) MTV at 8:59 p.m.  This one is a little different from the "click" ad -- the celebs talk in it. I don't know if AR is in this one, but might be worth checking out.


sue 
4/10/05 at 06:02 PM

Comments:

Love that Mephisto pic AFNH. Where did you find it? Looks like it could have someone else sitting at the table! Hmmm.......


AFNH 
4/10/05 at 06:01 PM

Comments:
Lucy -I thought of Brian Blessed at first, then realised Pam meant Peter Cook (the king Blackadder accidentally kills, then come back to haunt him). He was hilarious in that.
BTW Sue - loved that article too, "Great Old Broads" - have to remember that for the name of a future Luncheon Group - LOL!
AFNH 
4/10/05 at 05:55 PM

Comments:
Ahh Pam - the person you're describing is the late great Peter Cook (who used to work with Dudley Moore). He had a very sardonic wit, and when Alan was younger, there have been articles that compared him lookswise to Peter Cook. (I'll have to find some pics of PC now!-lol!).

Lucy - I love watching films with Richard Burton in them, he had a fabulous voice. I find the likes of Richard Burton, Richard Harris and Peter O'Toole very watchable. Last week I saw that Woolworths had the 3 DVD set of Cleopatra going very cheap, so needless to say I bought it. I love those Hollywood epics, they don't make them like that anymore. They were real crowd scenes, not CGI graphics!

Laurie - you have my deepest admiration for dipping your toes into the political area - it's not for the fainthearted!

I echo Elaine's (and others) sentiments that this is a great place to come to, where you can share views, hear other opinions, and very often learn something. Long may it continue! BTW Elaine, I was up late last night as I'd been at work and found it difficult to unwind. Then the computer beckoned, well, you know what happens after that - LOL! I love the wee small hours.

Here is a pic from the programme of Mephisto. It isn't very big and I've tried to enlarge it a little, hope you like it.
Lucy 
4/10/05 at 05:50 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Pam, the king in the first Black Adder series is Brian Blessed, and I love him.  I never thought about him being like AR, though, but I think I see what you mean.  Brian Blessed was also in Flash Gordon as leader of the Hawkmen.  I love the fight scene where he was hitting people over the head with a mace and looking away innocently. 

 

Rowan Atkinson is so funny!  I like him best in the second series with Queenie. 


kathy 
4/10/05 at 05:45 PM

What is your location? arkansas

Comments:

I have spent all day writing a paper for my African Art class and I am up to my eye balls in Yoruba dieties (all 401 of them!!)  I needed a break and here is the best break I can think of. 

 

Elaine, I'll bet the Bushisms are funny, too bad the one man who could order nuclear war can't even pronounce it!.  And I thoroughly agree that the power is the people who bought and paid for him. 

Actually I think Chaney is more to be feared.

 

Dee, I loved the picture you put up, where is it from?  I don't know that I've seen it before.

 

Has anyone seen anymore fan reviews of Rachel Corrie?  Loved reading the newpaper articles about it.

 

Sue, thanks for the SF Chronicle piece about "older" men!  I couldn't agree more, however even in my youth I didn't like "pretty boys"  Never have been able to take Robert Redford.  I like a little more depth in my men!! 

 

It is always a breath of fresh air to come here!!!

Back to the salt mines!!! 


sue 
4/10/05 at 05:43 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

I went down earlier and found my husband watching the new version of Malice Aforethought, the 1930's murder story, on ITV. He had fallen heavily for the leading young woman!! I looked her up and found her to be Megan Dodds!! (The actress who is portraying Rachel Corrie).

He couldn't understand why she was turning down the doctor as he made perfect use of the subjunctive!! Sometimes it is very difficult being married to a grammar pedant!!

The story concludes tomorrow night.


Zzzzz 
4/10/05 at 05:37 PM

Comments:

Claudia, thank you for putting the html "practice page" link above. I hope you like the reduced use of the emoticons in my posts.  I'm never quite sure how what I post will be received by others, so, I just post and hope for the best. BTW, did you select the list of emoticons? some of them look like they could get a poster in trouble ~~~ example:


Sandra 
4/10/05 at 05:24 PM

Comments:

A lurker who can't must speak her mind. Zzzz, I have been silent but I can't any longer. I have had quite enough of your ignorant remarks about journalists and critics. I read and enjoy thoughtful reviews of movies, plays, books, etc. I even enjoy reading  humorous negative reviews. I have never read any reviews like you describe. These people are professional writers and would find themselves out of a job if they wrote "hurtful" things with no rationale behind them. That's called libel and no reputable journalist wants to get  into that.

 

So AR doesnt read his reviews -- big deal, 99 per cent of actors and entertainers don't read their reviews. They are fragile people and they can't take the criticism, even the constructive criticism. It is not uncommon for creative people to be that way. But that doesnt stop me from reading reviews. I find that the best critics bring a deeper understanding of movies or other art forms and what they say about society, and are not out to get anybody.

 

Zzzz, are you are some kind of unfulfilled actor or performer who blames a bad review on the way your life turned out? Because that's the only way your obsession with this topic (I've read you making the same remarks on other boards for a long time) makes any sense.


Pam 
4/10/05 at 05:10 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Martha, you are so right. January Man is excellent and I agree-he is so cute!!! Love that movie. In the first episode of the old Black Adder series with Rowan Atkinson, if you watch the guy that plays the king, he resembles AR so much, I thought it was him when he was younger. Ill check the credits again when we play it and see who the actor is. What a gorgeous day today. The sun is out and the flowers are starting to bloom (finally) after all the snow storms we have had. My son was home most of the week with sinusitis and we were very worried with the headache symptons at first (meningitis) but thankfuuly it was just a bad sinus infection. All is going well here. off to do errands. Will be back later-take care all-Pam
Zzzzz 
4/10/05 at 04:56 PM

What is your location? usa

Comments:

 Claudia, about my post re: a bad movie review---"good heavens! have you ever read a bad movie review??? The things these critics say is enough to make performers want to take up the life of a hermit"

 I see you agree with me in the end. I too, was objecting to critics that use nasty or hurtful words when they give a low-rating review. You could go to any review with a low rating of a movie and be shocked at the viciousness towards the people associated with the movie, especially when it was a movie you liked. Or for even more astonishment, try a low-rating review plus a high-rating review of the same movie. You'd wonder if they did indeed see the same movie lol.

 Clumping everyone as "good", "bad" anything is generalizing and that usually leads to an argument, no doubt about that. Nothing, nor no one, is ever 100% good or bad.

I could give you examples of the ridiculously stated complaints of some critics in low-rating reviews, but it would be demoralizing to see such shredding of good work here. Once I even read that some critics sometimes just write for other critics and that performers would be better off not paying any attention to what is said about their performance.

 Poor critics -- I feel so sorry for them because sometimes they obviously missed out on a good time, lol.


Laurie 
4/10/05 at 04:36 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thanks Martha and Alfan. I'll have to watch it if Alan is as cute in it as you say. I'll have to see if I can rent it somewhere, although I have had a hard time finding some of Alan's movies to rent. I couldn't find CME and AABA to rent. I saw Claudia's film clips, bought the movies and was not disappointed with either one!

 


Alfan 
4/10/05 at 04:19 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Laurie--January Man is about a ex cop Nick ( Kevin Kline ) who was framed by his brother to take the fall for an incident gone wrong. This ex cop is now a fire-fighter . A seriel killer kills the best friend of the mayors daughter  ( Mary Elizabeth Masterantonio) and then then the mayor wants the police chief (the brother  to hire back Nick. Nick finally agree's but requires the help of  the mayors daughter and his neighbor Ed  the painter( Alan ), who also is good with computers ( really old computers in this movie, kinda funny). There are a few sub plots in the movie like how Nicks ex girlfriend ( Susan Sarandon) isn now married to Nicks brothr ( Harvey Kietel ) and he set his brother up to take the fall, took the girl..etc etc. Alans part is minor but when you do see him you fall in love with his wild hair and his wild choice of cloths. His smile is totally infectious and by the end of the movie you will want a tube of pringles. ( or be his painting subject). Over all it really isnt a bad movie, a little to much swearing on the mayors part but the ending is cute and so is Alan.


SeverinaSnape 
4/10/05 at 04:11 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://severinasnape.deviantart.com

Comments:

Elaine and Natasxxx:

 

Many thanks for the welcome.

 

(I love these smilies - this is too cute!)

 

Yep one too many bad experiences on the net which is why I tend to lurk rather than get involved...I wont really say anything unless I feel the need to...

 

If only I had a television to distract me from the stress - the ex got it when we split up (or rather he took it and sold it to his sister for £30....a full £970 off of what I paid for it...

 

Thank god for the bits and clips

 

 


martha 
4/10/05 at 04:04 PM

What is your location? north of here

Comments:
Laurie - January Man is about a cop-turned-fireman(scandal)-brought-back-as-a-cop-because-he's-brighter-than-anyone-else-and-can-solve-the-serial-killings, played by Kevin Kline, who falls for the mayor's daughter, played by Mary Elizabeth TransistorRadio (Maid Marion), and who had an eccentric neighbor artist/computer geek friend named Ed (AR)who is utterly charming and totally adorable.  Not the best of movies - not the worst.
Laurie 
4/10/05 at 03:39 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Can anyone tell me what the movie "January Man" is about? I haven't seen all of AR's movies as of yet, but that is one movie I know absolutely nothing about. 


Dee 
4/10/05 at 02:16 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

BTW -- Have we heard of any AR sightings in Wawa? Wasn't he suppose to arrive this weekend?


Dee 
4/10/05 at 02:09 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Sue -- Thanks for sharing the article! I can really identify with the writer's love of mature men at my age (45).

 

Clary -- LOVED the photo you posted! That was a new pose for me. Talk about DDG...! That photo really emphasized his beautiful mouth. Thanks for sharing it.


Sniv 
4/10/05 at 01:35 PM

Comments:

This might sound a bit weird but I think it's nice to see people discussing English politics - to me it is at times quite confusing...lol

 

Nat - that animation you made of QDU...that scene is one of my faves - When he gets thrown out of his own house! lol Silly Marston...Big bad guy with a coughbigcough gun!

 

 


Claudia 
4/10/05 at 01:00 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I love all the pictures you post for us, Natasxxx!  And to be perfectly honest with you.....I love the last one to bits (I laughed so hard--I almost had to change clothes).  But I hope you understand that I can't leave it up.  Thank you for the laugh and I have added it to my bush is an ***** folder (yes, I do have a folder just for that--and its pretty full too!).  LOL 

 

Aurora, what a generous offer.  I'm sure someone worthy will take you up on it. 

 

 


Lucy 
4/10/05 at 12:58 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Hee, Nataxxx, I love it. 


Aurora  
4/10/05 at 12:02 PM

What is your location? popping in

Comments:
Free to good home: 1 ticket to Sat Ap 30 eve Rachel Corrie. I will not be able to attend and would like to see the ticket used. That's closing night, and could well be after filming on Snow Cake is finished, so there's a chance a certain someone might attend.

Great article, Sue! That woman has real taste and wisdom, speaking as a mature woman, that is.

If you would like the ticket, e-mail me. I'll tell the Royal Court that it will not be I picking up the ticket, but someone else.

Curtsies deeply to AR fans, but not to any royalty.


Elaine 
4/10/05 at 11:58 AM

Comments:

Lucy, you are so right! Scary though!


Natasxxx 
4/10/05 at 11:41 AM

What is your location? ...behind my pc!

Comments:

SEVERINA SNEPE:

Quote:

Life can be troublesome enough (and I certainly do have a lot of it lately!!) without the madness that seems to occur regularly elsewhere that seems to take the pleasure out of meeting and chatting with people who share a common interest - especially when that interest happens to be Alan Rickman.  

 

Hear, hear!

 

Totally agree with you here! Also regard to the troubles....But isn't it nice that you can watch a good movie, read a good book or chatting on a message-board....

 

I hate it sometimes that I can't express my feelings as it should be here. Also about the "politic"issue..Sorry, we in the Netherlands have a complete different system then in USA/GB....so it is difficult to understand some items...(But I will survive !!!)

 

 

 

 


Claudia 
4/10/05 at 11:03 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Nooo, don't feel silly, Laurie.  You'll see new abbreviations time to time and how else will you know what they mean if you don't ask?  I see new ones all the time. 

 

Thanks for the new alert, Sue.

 

Sam Shepherd has the rugged, snaggle-toothed cowboy thing going on, as does Sam Elliott. Harrison Ford is dashing as both carpenter and international spy. And Alan Rickman, we all agreed, no matter what role he's in.

 

I like that particular statement! 


Clary 
4/10/05 at 11:03 AM

What is your location? Tenerife - Canary Islands

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.geocities.com/arcla2002/Alan_Rickman.html

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He is really a great actor. I enjoy with his work. He is like a chameleon because he is be able to adopt all kind of performances: good, bad, cinic, murder, police, lover, etc... . I hope to watch more films of him in the future. He is so charming and cute.

     Clary

 


Laurie 
4/10/05 at 10:22 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thank you Sue for the explanation. I feel silly asking these questions sometimes but I figures I'm never going to find out if I don't ask and everyone had to have been a newbie like me at one time or another. And DDG certainly is the perfect description for AR! lol


Lucy 
4/10/05 at 10:21 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

It's not Bush who's the most powerful.  It's the people who bought and paid for him.


sue 
4/10/05 at 10:17 AM

What is your location? england

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

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Laurie, DDG simply stands for "Drop Dead Gorgeous"!! A phrase that came into use in Britain I suppose 20 yrs ago, I certainly don't remember it from my teens or 20's.


Laurie 
4/10/05 at 10:09 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Elaine - What does DDG stand for? I'm sorry but I still don't know all of the abreviations. I e-mailed Claudia a while back and she translated several for me, but I don't know that one.


Laurie 
4/10/05 at 10:05 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Sue - Great article. Thanks for sharing.


Elaine 
4/10/05 at 10:02 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

SeverinaSnape, you have said exactly what I've been thinking. Methinks you have not had good experiences on the Net. I know what you mean about people who seem to take on the role of "champion" for AR when they have based their knowledge of him on second hand reports and perhaps one brief meeting when he signed an autograph for them. None of us really know him, unless we are lucky enough to be privy to his vast circle of god friends. But we all admire his work, (and the fact he is DDG!) Welcome to our little community.

I would not bow or curtsey either , unless I did feel that there was respect there. I do not think there is any shame in showing your allegience to my sovereign. (Don't think I would do it to the likes of Sophie or Princess Pushy.) It does not mean I am demeaning myself but I can see why you would feel that way. I did find it very difficult to even look at Bliar when he came over to Iraq, let alone attempt to shake his hand, but I have no respect for the guy and he was only there for the PR value. (I found it very poignant thatthere was a huge bird of prey circling around when he was making his speech!)

Sue, that's a wonderful article and I totally agree with it! Maybe it's our age but some men do get incredibly sexier as they get older. Not sure about Irons, though.....  But just look at the man!

Kathy, have just read a hilarious book on "Bushisms". It's frightening to realise that the man is probably the most powerful leader in the world!

 


Lucy 
4/10/05 at 09:50 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Does anybody else love to watch old Richard Burton movies?


martha 
4/10/05 at 09:45 AM

What is your location? north of here

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Sue - Thank you!  That was great.  And I completely agree...


Peekabooh 
4/10/05 at 09:45 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

Great find Sue,

Maybe these days, the order has flipped. One does not look at a Matt Damon and think, there is someone who will fix me breakfast when I'm sick. One might look at Alan Rickman's tender eyes, though, and imagine all that and more.

 

Do I need to say more....???


Sue 
4/10/05 at 09:28 AM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

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Here's a great piece sent to me by . Certainly should appeal to the more *mature* ladies here and AR gets more than honorable mention

The Sexiness of Wrinkled Skin


SeverinaSnape 
4/10/05 at 09:20 AM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://severinasnape.deviantart.com

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"how nice it was to come onto a GB and not be flamed or picked on for their point of view or beliefs."

 

Amen Elaine and whoever said that. We are all different people - and while I wont always agree with people I can agree to disagree. I always welcome a good-natured discussion and its great to have the freedom to be who I am and not have my thoughts dictated to me. We are all entitled to be who we are...

 

I too also think it's great not to have a long list of completely unnecessary rules. As you said - we are all adults, but I think too many people think they have cornered the market on "admiring" Alan and also seem to think they speak for him when they don't even personally know him. I would also venture to say that especially for anyone who runs a group, board, or guestbook - they are the ones in control; if someone gets out of hand within their realm it is quite within their grasp to sort the situation out - without stirring up a lot of unnecessary drama. 

 

I am quite relieved to not see any of the usual sort of madness here that I see elsewhere.  I have been keeping away from the net precisely because I just thought it was too crazy to be getting worked up over flamers and made "fans". So thank you Claudia and Ladies for a fun and stress-free experience here.

 

Life can be troublesome enough (and I certainly do have a lot of it lately!!) without the madness that seems to occur regularly elsewhere that seems to take the pleasure out of meeting and chatting with people who share a common interest - especially when that interest happens to be Alan Rickman.

 


martha 
4/10/05 at 09:07 AM

What is your location? north of here

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Ricky - “It would be a humilation for me if I had to bow or to courtsey to someone or kiss their hand or ring.” I agree, if I were forced to. Actually, it might be difficult to force me to. But if it were someone I deeply admired or revered, it would be an honor.

Spring has finally come!! 

For now...

 


Dee 
4/10/05 at 09:05 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Alba - Thanks for sharing. From what I've read about AR on this messageboard, it's my opinion that AR's views of the Royal Family could be both political and personal. Political because of his "republican" beliefs (as you described it) and personal because of his upbringing. I'm speculating, of course...but his mother must have had a lot of strength to raise her children alone. A lot of her strength, work ethics, charitable beliefs, feelings of equality, and personal pride & confidence must have been passed on to AR. I'd guess that he'd rather meet everyone respectively as an equal and skip the bowing. I'd have trouble bending a knee to anyone myself. Except...to AR, of course! And that's because he's so wonderful that my knees would just give out

 



Claudia 
4/10/05 at 08:55 AM

What is your location? GA

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Zzzz, the Practice HTML page is still on the Dreambook server so the interface will not be exactly like this one.  You will have to link smilies manually on the practice page. But isn't that what the practice page is all about????  Sorry, but I won't be offering a practice page through WebSiteToolBox because this is a fee based service.  But you are welcome to use the practice page until your heart's content.  In fact, I had added the link to the top of the page. 

 

BTW, I think its wrong to clump all journalists/critics into one opinion.  There are some good ones, bad ones, and those in between as in every industry/trade in the world.  Just because a critic publishes a review that doesn't particular line up with my opinion of a film or artist doesn't make them a bad critic.  What I classify as a bad critic/journalist (or anyone for that matter) is the one that uses words in a nasty or hurtful way.  JMHO, though.

 

Elaine, you are right.  No need for rules here. When you have a group of civilized adults, there is no need to post a list of rules the length of one's arm. *grin* 

 

Lucy, I love the Tony animation!  I bet that was exactly what the woman was thinking as she gazed up into the monitor and saw the man's face that was sitting in front of her!  *grin*

 

Alba, your comments were not out of line for here.  In fact, I learned from them.  I was so glad you specified the difference in "Republicans" for I was immediately thinking the (currently ugly) American version.

 

Ricky, I understand what you mean about feeling degraded if you were required to curtsy or kiss someone's ring.  I don't think I would have survived had I lived in the days that it was an offense not to curtsy.  However, today knowing I have the right not to do so, I think I wouldn't mind doing a curtsy or two to a personality I respected. 

 

Completely off topic--I know that Whoopi Goldberg isn't everyone's "cuppa tea".  But I find her funny as heck so I have been looking forward to her HBO Back to Broadway special which finally premiered last night.  The woman didn't disappoint me whatsoever.  She had me literally laughing till I hurt!  Her act could be split into three different sections.  The first being her thoughts and opinions on the current government (if that's what you want to call it). The second one was in reference to menopause for which not all will be able to identify with.  And the third section was about tolerance for those different than yourself. 

 

If you have ever like Whoopi at all....try to catch this special.  It airs again tonight on HBO2 at 10:00 eastern. 

 

  


Ricky 
4/10/05 at 07:23 AM

What is your location? Austria

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about bows - It would be a humilation for me if I had to bow or to courtsey to someone or kiss their hand or ring. Neither the pope nur another person, royal or not royal. I would avoid such a situation and I fully understand when AR himself doesn't want to do so.

 

RIcky


Alba 
4/10/05 at 06:07 AM

What is your location? Spain

Comments:
Two cents in a nutshell: Many people consider the monarchy to be undemocratic (and by definition it is), assuming in a democracy the people decide who their leaders and representatives are. Monarchs are not voted by anyone, but rather inherit their position of power. There are different types, ranging from limited monarchies like in England where the Queen has no say in lawmaking to absolute monarchies, like Saudi Arabia. It's an interesting subject which can provide for very passionate and lively discussions. Republicans (people who favor republics rather than monarchies - nothing to do with the American political party), often choose to not to greet royals with reverence. It does not always reflect personal feelings toward the individual, but is indeed a very political statement.

I hope this post isn't out of place here. There seemed to be a certain amount interest as to why AR doesn't bow to royalty. I may be wrong, but I think it has a lot to do with his political beliefs.

Natasxxx 
4/10/05 at 05:35 AM

What is your location? ...Out Of Bed...

Comments:

@LAURIE--> No, I don't know when the picture exactly was taken...I believe it came from a magazine end 1990's (but forgive if I'm wrong...!)

 

Something else: I hope he had a good plate-glass insurance!!!

 


Zzzzz 
4/10/05 at 12:46 AM

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I couldn't get into Suzanne's GB either, but if you want The Downtime Bar, click below:
http://books.dreambook.com/soloflights/downtime.html 
and it should take you right there.


Pam 
4/09/05 at 11:36 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Dee, Suzanne is having trouble with the GB today. If you link to her old GB she wrote a note to everyone that she was experiencing problems with the new server. Hopefully by tomorrow the problem will be corrected and we can all post and read her GB. Good night all-off to bed after a tiring day.Pam
Zzzzz 
4/09/05 at 11:19 PM

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kathy (arkansas), what a lovely post about the Royal Wedding; could I call you, I'm feeling a little blue, maybe you could cheer me up with your upbeat style of talking -- and you're from Arkansas! (I just became a BBT fan  !)


Dee 
4/09/05 at 11:06 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Wow! Thanks Elaine and all of you for explaining a variety of the current political views. You made it easy to understand -- even for an unpolitical person like me.

 

BTW -- I've been trying to check out Suzanne's AR guestbook all day, but all I get is an "error". Does anyone know if it's a guestbook problem...or mine?


Zzzzz 
4/09/05 at 11:04 PM

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 Hello Laurie, I admire you're bravery in being an elected official. A politician who has an official website, is having a poster investigated for something that poster said. I'm thinking here comes "thoroughly reduced freedom of speech all over the place". Because politics is too intense for me (know your poisons, etc.) I didn't pay much attention to the case, but this is a cloudy area when it comes to what is allowed and what is about to be made illegal or basis for suing.

To y'all: good heavens! have you ever read a bad movie review??? The things these critics say is enough to make performers want to take up the life of a hermit! you'll never see such viciousness even on the meanest guestbook.  No wonder Alan Rickman avoided reading reviews! btw, why is it that artists are laughed at while alive and then get studied in schools, have their art go for huge prices, after they're dead??? I just don't understand.


kathy 
4/09/05 at 10:45 PM

What is your location? arkansas

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I am watching the CNN re-hash of the Royal Wedding--I have to admit I am a shameless Royal watcher.  Got up in the middle of the night to watch the 1st wedding and also Diana's funeral.  I thought Camilla looked really nice--except for the feathers in her hair  All in all very dignified, appropriate and lovely.  I have to hand it to the boys (handsome boys they are, too),  they have been there for their dad, time to forgive and forget and let everyone get on with their lives.  Life is short--let them find some happiness while they can. 

It must have been cold there everyone is bundled up.  And the chapel at Windsor was beautiful.

Also, the Queen herself looks lovely!!

 

Elaine and AFNH--at least Tony Blair can speak English properly (not that any politician can be believed!)--unlike a leader of the US who shall remain nameless!!

 

And those Tony Award pictures of AR are FABULOUS love the curly hair.   Thanks

 

 


Sabine 
4/09/05 at 10:24 PM

What is your location? GA

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Elaine:  so much for your kind words!  I also am very glad that Claudia is providing such a wonderful place for us.  I love all the discussions that are going on, it's great to hear so many different opinions, and I learn something every time I read somebody's post here.  This truly is a remarkable group! 


Elaine 
4/09/05 at 10:07 PM

What is your location? UK

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AFNH, no I didn't think you were getting at me at all. I respect your feelings as much as you do mine. I will vote Tory simply because I think we need a strong opposition and not one made up up of several small parties. Anyway, I prefer their policies to the other two but I've never lived further north than the Midlands. I think most of all that we need a rest from Bliar. If Labour do get back in then they need a new leader. (I have never liked him because he bears a striking resemblance to a padre we had in my TA unit. He was horrible. Very insincere, too wrapped up in himself. had clammy palms - and ended up haveing a sex change.
No, I really did mean it. We have a great group here and I feel that anything I say will be respected. Challenged maybe but not rudely or nastily. I'm off to my break now. Hey, I've got an excuse to be up all night, AFNH. What's yours? Glad you are though
Lucy 
4/09/05 at 09:06 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I guess this proves I have a Monty Pythonesque sense of humor:

 


Claudia 
4/09/05 at 09:01 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I found this while doing a little searching.   

 

Hitchhiker's London premiere April 20 Empire Cinema Leicester Square

 

Hmmm, this is the day after the MNiRC After Show Q&A!  Yes, I know AR is supposed to be in Canada.  But you can never tell what he will do. 

 

RickiNicki--I hope you are still popping in every chance you get.  Hope you will be able to make this premiere.   

 

 


Laurie 
4/09/05 at 08:48 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

You girls are all so great, I just love coming here!

I've found the discussions on the Labour Party very interesting. As I am an elected official myself, I'm always interested in learning more about other countries political parties and governments and how they work.

Nice new pictures!  I have noticed that I seem to have more hot flashes than normal when I visit here. lol 

Like Elaine, I've met so many new friends here on the GB. You all make it very easy for someone like me (who is very shy) to post.


AFNH 
4/09/05 at 08:27 PM

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Oh goodness, Elaine - I hope you don't think I'm having a go at you! I'm simply having a go at the crap going on in this country at the moment! The North East has had a raw deal for more years than I can remember (and that's a lot), and I know many people here have had a belly full (hence the rejection of Regional Parliament). It''ll be interesting to see what happens in the forthcoming elections (traditional "Blair" country). Traditional Labour areas really feel let down, but we'll have to see what happens in the overall vote. This is no-one's fault except the country-wide split at the moment!
Elaine 
4/09/05 at 08:05 PM

What is your location? UK

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Just a post-script. I think it was Claudia, or someone who said how nice it was to come onto a GB and not be flamed or picked on for their point of view or beliefs. Look at the great discussions we have had in the past few days, and not a bad word to be said by or against anybody. And we still include AR in all this too. He should be proud of his fans, as we are of him! And look Claudia, no RULES for us. Just shows you that if you treat and respect people like adults, then they will behave like adults. Thank you to everyone who makes this gb what it is, and big ones to Claudia and Sabine, especially. I have met so many new friends on here, it's been the best thing online for me. Blimey, the wedding has affected me more than I thought
Elaine 
4/09/05 at 08:00 PM

What is your location? UK

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Kimberley, great finds! What luscious wavy hair! If only we knew then what we know now
AFNH 
4/09/05 at 06:56 PM

What is your location? Climbing onto MY soapbox now....yikes...

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Kimberly....never mind spamming, keep 'em coming...!!!
Pam - sinusitis - nasty - hope he recovers soon. Glad you liked Blackadder - one of my fave comedies - always makes me laugh - the first series was filmed in my part of the world - Alnwick Castle - also home to Hogwarts in the first 2 HP films.
Didn't see the National today, or the Royal wedding, mainly because I was working (meeting, then an activity...long day!). Having said that the only Queen that really made me take notice was one that could fill a whole stadium by prancing around in a spandex leotard! Hard to believe that Freddie Mercury died in the same year that Alan became a ***star***, yet they were both born in the same year (1946), both bringing theatre to the masses - bless them! (An old rocker here!).
As Elaine says, there is not much to choose from in the UK elections. Like Alan, I could probably be classed as an "old" Labour supporter, yet feel betrayed by Blair. I will never forgive what the Conservative party (i.e.Thatcher) did to my area of the country, they decimated it, and it has barely recovered. (Newcastle has in a way, but the rest of the area, forget it).
I noticed that in one area of London the Conservative party put up a poster with their Are You Thinking What We're Thinking?" logo "I mean, what does it take to keep a hospital clean?" and someone had written underneath "You should know - you privatised hospital cleaning services" (something dear to your heart, I know, Claudia). I wish the politicians wouldn't treat the electorate as if we only had a 20 second attention span! - and that goes for Blair too. I'll be probably voting Green (an issue close to my heart). I hope Blair gets a bloody nose, but I'd hate to see the Tories back in power. If they do, I'll be moving to Scotland (where most of my family live!). OK, I'll get off my soapbox now.....
Sue 
4/09/05 at 06:53 PM

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Never seen those audience ones before Kimberly,thanks!!

OOh new smiliesAND you can drag them around


Claudia 
4/09/05 at 06:36 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

OK...I admit it.  I was very interested in the wedding today.  Mostly to see the who's who that attended. But enough is enough!  BBC-America had ticked me off, now!  They've pre-empted one of my favs (Monarch of the Glen) to show the wedding all over again!  The only thing new I've seen is Ken Branagh in the audience.  Dag nab it!

 

Kimberly....we all love that kind of spam, don't we ladies?

 

Thanks for the explanation of "Old" and "New" Labour, Elaine.  I've often wondered what the dang difference was.  I just always thought it had something to do with Bliar being so young when he first stepped into office.

 

(I truly am a natural blonde *grin*)

 

 


Kimberly 
4/09/05 at 06:06 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

 

Glad you liked those, Sniv! Here are a couple more and then I promise I'm done spamming the GB with LLD photos!

 

 

 


Cat 
4/09/05 at 05:43 PM

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Thanks Claudia for welcoming me

 

I really love the guestbook & the lively chattering about Alan & all the nice little detours into London & art

 

I watched for hours the wedding today & thought it was awesome... 


Sniv 
4/09/05 at 05:37 PM

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Go you Kimberly - I have never seen this pics before...Mmmmm!


Kimberly 
4/09/05 at 05:35 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

A couple of photos from the "1987 Tony Awards." Alan was nominated for BEST ACTOR in a PLAY for "Les Liaisons Dangereuses." He lost to James Earl Jones ("Fences").

 

 

 

Announcing his name

 

Announcing the Winner   (just kidding--this was before the winner was announced)


Elaine 
4/09/05 at 05:34 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:
Alfan, you are probably spot on with your thoughts about AR and Royals. And now we are in the 21st century, bowing and curtseying is kept to the very formal occasions only.
FYI, "TA" is Territorial Army (like the US National Guard). The Labour party is a relatively new political party and was formed with support from the working class rather than the nobility and upper classes as the Tories and Whigs were (Conservative and Liberal as was). It's completely different now as Bliars "New Labour" is more Tory than the Tories! (Bliar went to public school (private school for the US), Uni (free, too, no fee paying for him!) and now sends his children to private school. The labour party of old would not have had him step over the door let alone lead them. AR comes from an old Labour background. I often wonder what he really feels about it but I think he did say when asked who he would vote for in the last election something about there being no other alternative. That is the danger now. There is too much opposition and the vote could be split leaving labour still with a majority. We live and hope though....
OK, soapbo put away for now. BTW, Claudia - thanks for the timely intervention!
Peekabooh 
4/09/05 at 05:23 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands and almost in bed, nighty night...

Comments:

As I was very busy today, I didn´t get a glimpse of the Wedding, so thanks everyone for your report. Think I will "snatch" a pic in tomorrow´s newspaper.

Speaking of a glimpse, did anyone spotted AR in Canada yet?


Natasxxx 
4/09/05 at 05:09 PM

What is your location? ....swimming in the rain....

Comments:

About the Royal wedding:  didn't watch it...Only thing I know is that wedding-trip  "goes" to Scotland! (I wish I could go to! Love the Scottish language!)....

 

I'm off!


Alfan 
4/09/05 at 04:05 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

You know I'm just supposing here but i wonder if Alans morals on the royal family are not political ( not saying anyone said that ) but just the fact that he refuses to bow to no man or woman. I get the idea that he is a very respectful man, but maybe it "gets his goat" ( Canadian saying) that he has to bow to a person that is no better than he is really just another human being and just because of a title one has to bow. I mean i was two feet away from Prince Charles when he visited out wonderful city and i tell you i am a big fan of him since 1980 and i never curtsied or bowed. Alote of people didn't and i truly think that its almost accepted now by the royal family that there are not to many celebrities or common folk bow any more.  If you dint mind i will use a MC quote from Eamon De Valera. " i have one thing to say and i want it to go out to the world"--hee hee,,,,,,,,good for Alan sticking to his beliefs and good for Charles for marrying the woman he always loved. Go Alan, Go Charles


Dee 
4/09/05 at 03:46 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Thanks, everyone, for sharing information about ARs comments on the Royal Family. Must admit, I'm a ignorant American (like Lucy , so I'm still confused. I have no idea what a "TA" is, or why the labour supporters aren't fans of the queen, or what's wrong with Blair, or your upcoming elections... BUT, I probably shouldn't draw out the discussion on AR's messageboard. Everyone would soon get really bored with my political "dumbness"! Maybe I can find more info on the net. 


Claudia 
4/09/05 at 03:17 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I just finished reading the Olympian article about My Name is Rachel Corrie. Thanks so much for posting it Elaine. 

 

Imagine not knowing who Alan Rickman is!  Is that possible????  I wonder what "classic films" she remembers him. 


Lucy 
4/09/05 at 03:03 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I've read about the formality due to a king or queen in connection with studying the Tudors, but I had no idea just how and when the traditions changed.  Thanks for the info.

 

 


Elaine 
4/09/05 at 02:48 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Lucy, the Royal Family of today is very different from that of twenty years ago. At that time, the Royals were ROYAL in every way. We were brought up as kids to give them due respect - curtseying, bowing, almost not speaking until spoken to. The public were always kept miles away from any Royal event. But now, with royal "walkabouts" and princes working in the shop next door, they have become closer to the "workers" if you like. It is our right to contradict, complain or whatever about the Royal family, and we do. I guess AR feels that he should be treated as an equal and not a "subject" and he has every right to do so. Popularity of the Royal Family has been rock bottom recently but I think it is coming back up. They are mostly very hard working and I would not want to be in any of their shoes. As a member of the TA, I am bound to give respect and I do. We feel very proud to serve the Queen. That may not be very "PC" to a lot of people these days but there are a lot of us that feel that way. Now if we can only get rid of Bliar this time, things may get better!


Sniv 
4/09/05 at 02:01 PM

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Thanks Elaine for the link and Judy for telling me about it (at the time where it did not work)

 

I also got the impression that AR is not too fond of the Queen etc. The first time I notice it was in the Kimmel interview which Alfan quoted!


Lucy 
4/09/05 at 01:44 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I once saw a show about Margaret Thatcher where they showed how she was very careful always to curtsy low to the queen.  Would that have something to do with AR's aversion to the practice?

 

I'm just an ignorant American.


Elaine 
4/09/05 at 01:06 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

I don't think AR is a fan of royalty simply because he is a labour supporter of the "old school" and has a working class background. But on the other hand, he is a real gentleman and would not let his personal preferences impeach on how he relates to Royalty, hence the respect given to Prince Charles at the S & S prem. I think he would get on with PC anyway as they work for the same ideals.

My horse unseated his rider but I'm never lucky with bets, raffles, etc. I bought two strips of raffle tickets last weekend and gave one to a mate who had not brought her money with her. Guess who won a prize? She did give me the quid for the tickets later though.


Sue 
4/09/05 at 12:35 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Just got back from afternoon tea at Gilbert White's House in Selborne (also home to Capt.Oates, he of "Just going outside, maybe sometime" fame!) with my pal and my Mum who is 85 today so have missed all the wedding stuff (yippee) and The Grand National! My 14yr old son had £2.50 e/w on the winner and has made about £21 profit so he is highly delighted!

Love the racing smilie.


Alfan 
4/09/05 at 12:08 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

I dont think Alan is a big fan of royalty. He didnt so much as say so but after the Jimmy Kimmel show i think you got an understanding that he isnt a huge fan. I believe his quote was

 

Jimmy-" so have you met the prince and the queen?"

 

Alan-" yah, i met quite alote of them, you know but i dont believe in any bowing or scraping i wont do any of that. I was in  film line up once with Kate Winslett and i said "courtsy and i'll kill you".

 

Jimmy-"really, you dont go for that?"

 

Alan-no, i wont have any of that.

 

Jimmy-" so what, do you give a high five to the queen as she goes by" (laughter)

 

Alan- laughs and says " nooo, she is a little short for that, its more like ( he bends down)  "hello down there"

 

 He was very cordial to Prince Charles in  a line up once, they were seen to be laughing so i think he has respect for them just doesnt believe in bowing to them. I dunno!!!!


Lucia 
4/09/05 at 11:48 AM

What is your location? Still riding over The National fences

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/community/gbhunks/

Comments:

Whoo whoo - I got the third in the race and as I had an each way bet I get a better price than if I had had the winner - I noticed the RHPOT music too


Dee 
4/09/05 at 11:48 AM

What is your location? dull Indiana

Comments:

Yes, this is an old photo, but I thought it might be a timely with the subject of Charles' wedding. Love ARs expression!

 

If I understand correctly, AR is not a big fan of the royal family, right? Can someone explain why? I'm not familiar with all of the political nuiances in England.

 


Claudia 
4/09/05 at 11:18 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Sorry, I've been at the hairdresser's but the link is fixed now. I'll be back to read the article in a bit.   

 

Yes Elaine, CNN broadcast the whole "affair" live this morning starting at 6AM.  I really like Richard Quest--CNN's British correspondant.  He can be so hilarious! 


Elaine 
4/09/05 at 11:01 AM

Comments:

Judy, thanks for the precis of the article.

 

The Grand National - they are playing the music from RHPoT as the horses are paraded! 






Judy 
4/09/05 at 10:11 AM

Comments:

It's a Washington state (Rachael Corrie's home state)newspaper and talks about her parents view of the play "My Name is Rachael Corrie)  Apparently after her death the Guardian published Rachel's emails that she sent to her parents.  It was her emails that inspired AR to direct a play based on her actual writings.  Try clicking on the Olympian page and scroll down for the link to the story


Sniv 
4/09/05 at 10:07 AM

Comments:

Thanks Judy and Elaine - I'm sorry but I'm not that much into royalties etc.

What was the link about Elaaaaaiiinnneee? It won't show on my com...


Judy 
4/09/05 at 10:00 AM

What is your location? 2 steps from land of nod

Comments:

I like Camilla's hairpiece - did she wear a different dress for the civil ceremony?  (was at the cinema watching Sahara when this on)


Elaine 
4/09/05 at 09:57 AM

Comments:

Just one more thing before I shut up - The Queen looks as though she is hoping it is all finished before The Grand National starts. I've got a nag in the sweepstakes but I bet it will fall at the first hurdle! Horse Racing 






Elaine (again!) 
4/09/05 at 09:51 AM

Comments:

This just in from Google:

 

Play is based on words by Rachel Corrie.


Judy 
4/09/05 at 09:39 AM

Comments:

Charles is allowed to invite "friends and dignitaries" Sniv - interesting that most of his "celebrity" friends tend to be comedians.


Elaine 
4/09/05 at 09:38 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Sniv, Prince Charles probably knows every one of the 500 congregation. He does an awful lot for charities (he has his own - The Prince's Trust which helps young people get into business, amongst other things). He is also well known to the entertainment business - mostly through the PT.

I think The Duchess of Cornwall looks fantastic. That dress is just perfect for the situation.


Sniv 
4/09/05 at 09:21 AM

Comments:

Wow thanks Judy

 

I can I ask a stupid question? ...The people invited to the wedding are they friends of Charles and Camilla? ... Or are some of them just there because they...are ...


Elaine 
4/09/05 at 09:20 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Haven't the Duchess of York's girls blossomed? They look fantastic. I have to say that Princess Andrew looks so much younger than Charles. I put my hand up, I am a complete monarchist! One of my best moments was to get an invite to a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace last year. It was amazing. S,cuse me. My employer is arriving!


Elaine 
4/09/05 at 09:15 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Claudia, are you watching it live? I got woken up early today so thought I would watch it live rather than highlights later on. I have to say now that I wish HRH and The Duchess of Cornwall the very best of luck and very many congratulations! I have always admired Prince Charles for being a little out of the "ordinary" and for doing so much for young people. I am afraid that I could not stand Diana. She was so wrong for him and his biggest mistake was to marry her. She was so neurotic and not the "dumb blonde" she liked to be thought of at times. The best thing she did was be a good mother to her boys. I hope Charles will now be very happy.

There are OODLES of celebs ,aren't there? But we know who won't be! (But perhaps he is on his way to Canada?)

Sue, envy you for the Monet, Turner, Whistler ex. Would love to see that. Some of the galleries and places do very good - and reasonable - meals.

William and Harry look really happy, too. William is such a good looking guy!


Claudia 
4/09/05 at 09:14 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhh thanks for the fact, Judy! I didn't know SF was a personal friend of "Charlie's.  I suppose attending his "blessing" would only be the decent thing to do then.  LOL

 

I see where I made a major screw up!  Its "Prunella" Scales...not Penelope!  I suppose I had Penny Keith on my mind at that time. 

 

Since then, I have spotted Rowan Atkinson.  Ever so slightly graying.  The sexy Phil Collins and the ever classy Susan Hampshire. 

 

I know....I'm but a celeb spotting HO. 


Laurie 
4/09/05 at 09:09 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Sue, sounds like you had a wonderful day. I love hearing about peoples trips to London. I will hopefully be there in less than 2 weeks and appreciate all the information I pick up from people about the city.

Natasxxx, that picture you posted, I have always loved that one. Do you know about when it was taken? It looks like maybe around TMD time.

Claudia, I've been watching the royal wedding also and just love those hats. Also love the hats icon you posted.

Well, I'm off with my sister to a quilting day at a friends house. One of my friends there also does massage/reiki and I'm hoping she can squeeze me into her schedule today!

Hopefully will get back to check in with you all tonight.


Judy 
4/09/05 at 09:08 AM

Comments:

Sniv forgot to say I'll get some postcards for you from both exhibitions.  Looking forward to the 21st!


Judy 
4/09/05 at 09:06 AM

What is your location? Down under somethingorother

Comments:

Am glad I read this GB!!!  Sue, will be in London week after next and had planned on seeing Turner Whistler and Monet exhibition and Carravagio (in fact eagerly anticipated activity of UK part of trip) After reading you needed to queue WITH prepaid tickets I've booked on line and am glad I did - on the day I had originally planned to go to Carravagio tickets were all sold out!!!  Some swift revision of itinerary secured me tickets on another day so thanks for sharing your day on the GB (see Off Topic can be most useful!)

 

Oh and Claudia Stephen Fry is personal friend of the Prince of Wales and apparently stays overnight in Buckingham Palace (and rings his mum and says, "Guess where I am")


Sue 
4/09/05 at 09:04 AM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

I have studiously ignored the wedding so far but have just seen a pic on-line of the hat!LOL Charles always manages to look so elderley he is only 3 yrs older than my husband but looks from another era! Hubby has always loathed Charles because people stopped his mother when he was a little boy and told her how much he looked like the young Prince!! I have seen the pix and he did!!LOl BUT luckily he grew out of it and Charles didn't. I think I got a better deal than Camilla.

I saw the invite list in the paper and see that Rowan Atkinson is going as well!!

 


Sniv 
4/09/05 at 08:50 AM

Comments:

Monet's paintings are very good - I like Richard Tuner's too - I'm so jealous now - I wanted to see those too!

 

Excuse me but I am a bit of an art freak  

 

*still goggling at Sinclair*


Claudia 
4/09/05 at 08:39 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Congrats Natasxxx!  I hope you will share your thoughts on both tWG and S&S Diaries.  The Diaries will have you giggling endlessly.

 

 


Claudia 
4/09/05 at 08:37 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

What a wonderful day, Sue!  Sounds like you had a terrific time for a reasonable amount of money.  And that's always nice!   

 

Monet is my favorite Impressionist. The man could do light like no other before or after him. 

 

I've been watching the royal wedding this morning before I head out to the hairdresser's.  The only reason I mention it is because of the celebs I've been able to spot arriving at Windsor Castle.  Richard E. Grant, Penelope Scales, Joanna Lumley, one of the ladies from Goodness Gracious Me, and the biggest surprise of all, so far, is Stephen Fry.  I just never took SF as someone that would attend a royal wedding. Oh well! 

 

I am having a ball watching the hats.  I really do wish we had the hat fever over here. 

 

 

 

Given his view on the royals, I think we can all put money down on who won't be there.    

 

 

 

 


Sniv 
4/09/05 at 08:31 AM

Comments:

Nat - congrats!

 

Sue - sounds like you had a great day!

 

Ricky - LOL! Yes I agree with you about CME!

 

Claudia - you too lol I'm so excited that I got it! Wheee!

 

Thanks for the bad Harry icon - I like it Lucy!

 

And there is a Dane more on here?!?! *celebrates*


Natasxxx 
4/09/05 at 08:24 AM

What is your location? ....6 feet above....

Comments:

YES!!! I've received "The Winterguest & S&S Screenplay_Diaires Today!!!!!

 

Only I've to pick a date to watch it....KWHW!

 


Sabine 
4/09/05 at 07:38 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Kimberly: welcome back and thanks for the congrats!

 

Also a big welcome to all the newbies! 

 

Sue, that sounds like a wonderful day! 

 

BTW, I love all the new emoticons! 

 

 


Sue 
4/09/05 at 07:27 AM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Had a "cultural day" in London yesterday.

Started off in Convent Garden at the Theatre Museum. This is well worth a visit and FREE!. There were very few people there (it was a very cold and blowy day) and I wandered around having a good look. The Dressing Room exhibition was very cleverly done down in the basement and laid out in a warren of rooms and corridors just like real dressing rooms. You wandered in to "dressing rooms" with make-up and good luck cards laid out as if someone had just left the room and the photos were up on the walls.

 

All the time a soundtrack was running of actors gargling, singing and making comments. The Alan photo was in a rather narrow corridor which was a shame cos at my age I like to stand back and look at things!!LOL. Great pic though and lots more detail than the little one we saw here showed. 

 

There were some postcards of the photos for sale  at the foyer but sadly not of Alan( But I snagged a couple of others for some friends.  There is also a permanent large exhibit on the Redgrave family that was fascinating.

 

Then walked to the National Portrait Gallery and had lunch in the cafe before going to a photograph  exhibition by Lee Miller, who was both a war photographer and surrealist.

 

I must recommend the NPG cafe for lunch. I had a filled toasted ciabatta roll and glass of wine for £4.95 which I thought was excellent value for London.

 

I then splashed out on a taxi (I lurve London cabs) to the Tate for  the Monet,Turner,Whistler in London exhibition. Even with pre-booked tickets had to queue for 20 mins to get in. The show was amazing, Monet has always been my favourite Impressionist but Turner is in a league of his own, his skies are incredible, he was so ahead of his time.

 

So a totally exhausting but lovely day out.


Lucia 
4/09/05 at 06:40 AM

What is your location? eh oop the frozen north

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/community/gbhunks/

Comments:

Claudia - Thanks for coming over to post on our LJ - You finally mastered it with great aplomb

 

Nastaax - apologies if the name isnt spelled correctly - thats a fab article definitely

 

Barbara - Alan is soooooooooooo young in R+J - but you get to see him in tights and a perfomance that is fabulous


Barbara 
4/09/05 at 05:35 AM

What is your location? New Zealand

Comments:

I have just been checking out for work some reviews on the BBC Shakespeare videos and found a very good site about Shakespeare plays on film. Re the BBC Romeo and Juliet it says " The young Alan Rickman is a very nasty Tybalt and has the skinniest legs and biggest nose in the cast". Bit rude I thought, but at least he gets a mention.


Natasxxx 
4/09/05 at 04:50 AM

What is your location?

Comments:

Google Alert send me this--> http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/features/story/0,11710,1454963,00.html

 

Could be old news....

 


michelle 
4/09/05 at 01:27 AM

What is your location? england

Comments:

\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\there  There won't be any reviews until after press night. theatre protocol doesn't allow it.


Zzzzz 
4/09/05 at 12:13 AM

Comments:

Claudia, I'm sorry I guess I got carried away; the new toolbar on the sign the book page had so many funny faces it was hard to resist the temptation.

Lucy, Ga  I hope you aren't unhappy about my "southern charm" comment, I always thought it was a compliment. I feel just awful, I don't know what to say.

Pam, I hope your son feels better soon, what he has hurts according to what I've heard about sinusitis.


Pam 
4/08/05 at 11:13 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Lucy, I love your Harry animated picture-its really good-I havent mastered anything like that yet. As for the "southern charm"thing that was written-just remain as you are.Your writings and photos are excellent as they are . I'm still trying to figure out more advanced html stuff-one of these days Ill surprise you guys by a little smiley or something.
I finally had a chance to watch an old PBS series called Black Adder starring Rowan Atkinson (mr. Bean) they are so funny-and the outfits he wears-that hat in the first season is a riot-we were all in stitches here tonight and it was good for us as my son was home from school almost all week with a headache that wouldnt quit. It turned out he had sinusitis. The ending credits were funny where he (Rowan-the black adder) rides off on his horse and falls off etc. Its a strange show and alittle like the Monty python series. I love the english shows also like are you being served. My son even thought one the guys resembled alan rickman (the king) and said he was kind of like Snape!!! LOL
Anyway, have a good one all-off to bed-Pam
Claudia 
4/08/05 at 11:12 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

 

 

I wanted to welcome Cat (I like your site!), Chris, Alba, and Clary properly!  We're so glad you have joined us and hope you will post here as often as you can. 

 

Hey Jen!  I pop over to your board quite often. I just don't post a whole lot.  You have a fun bunch over there. 

 

Sniv!  I'm so happy for you on getting Close My Eyes!  Sinclair is gorgeous!!!  There is just no getting around it...he is jaw dropping gorgeous!

 

 

 


Dee 
4/08/05 at 10:28 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Emily -- Well...picture me embarrassed! I went back and looked at the photo again, and -- augh!! Can't believe I didn't recognize it as a manipulation when I first saw it. Thanks for pointing it out so nicely! Ashamed...aghast...agrieved...


Lucy 
4/08/05 at 10:26 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Geez, Zzzzz, maybe I should learn some of that "southern charm" you speak of.  If I thought about how people are going to feel about my writing, just imagine how stellar my every post would be!


Zzzzz 
4/08/05 at 09:08 PM

What is your location? usa

Comments:

Claudia, you said "intelligent and sensitive" in a post below and I finally know the value of the "sensitivity" part; it's anticipating   how what is said will be felt by the listener and being careful not to make comments at others' expense, do you think I'll ever develop Southern charm??? I hope so! Thank you so much!I think I picked this color 'cause I'd love some peach ice cream, haven't had it in years! using the "background color" chart is great, this Guestbook is great!!!


kathy 
4/08/05 at 08:45 PM

What is your location? arkansas

Comments:

Just a little tid-bit that 1984 Theatre Book with Ar's pictures in it on ebay went for over 300 pounds---thats $600.00!!!  Too bad it didn't go to some charity!


Zzzzz 
4/08/05 at 08:36 PM

What is your location? usa

Comments:

~MESSAGE DELETED~

 

I'm sorry, Zzzz but the html practice book is still available if you would like to play with the emoticons. 

 

http://books.dreambook.com/flipper828/ardlhgb_practicebook.html

 

Claudia


Clary 
4/08/05 at 08:14 PM

What is your location? Tenerife - Canary Island

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.geocities.com/arcla2002/Alan_Rickman.html

Comments:

I enjoy with your page, is really great. Thanks for share your afition for this great actor. Feel free to visit my page is my little tribute to his work.

 


Emily 
4/08/05 at 08:14 PM

Comments:

And here's the picture they took the head from and flipped in the opposite direction:

 


Emily 
4/08/05 at 08:03 PM

Comments:

Dee, that is a photo manipulation, AR's head on somebody else's body. That picture comes up in Google or Yahoo searches and was up for sale on EBay at one time. It is 100 % fake.


Dee 
4/08/05 at 07:58 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Found this photo while searching around the net. Maybe you've all seen it before, but it's new to me. Doesn't the young AR look very sure of himself...and adorable!

 



Claudia 
4/08/05 at 07:02 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Lucy, I like that Bad Harry icon!  Your really doing a great job on animations!

 

BTW, we haven't had any wallpapers from Sue or Elaine lately. What's up with that, ladies?

 

Now I'm off to open that bottle of wine I promised myself last night.  Later ladies!

 

 


Lucy 
4/08/05 at 05:19 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I did a Bad Harry animated gif:

 

 

It's just begging to be turned into Snape, but I'm not that good.

 

 


Chris Koch 
4/08/05 at 05:19 PM

What is your location? A little countr up north

Comments:

Hey everybody..

I'm a girl from Denmark.. Nice page.. Good job..

Well I'm of to bed.. nighty night..

You can write me if you are interested in talking to another AR fan.. I've got msn.. so just go ahead and add me...

Kind regards

Christine


Claudia 
4/08/05 at 04:44 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hallelujah!  Hallelujah! Kimberly is still with the living!  Thanks for all the links about the Human Rights Watch. I remember seeing some images from 2003, I think, of him and Rima at the HRW dinner.  I'll have to see if I can dig them up.  Welcome back Kimberly.  I realize you are very busy at the moment but I hope you will join us when you can.   


Alfan 
4/08/05 at 04:32 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Thanks Ricki, sometimes my fingers type faster than my head thinks.............fortunatly w is two keys away from r so i have a solid excuse.


Ricky 
4/08/05 at 04:21 PM

Comments:

unfortunately drarf doesn't say anything to me. Maybe you wanted to write dWarf? Well, hamsters ARE sweet

 

Ricky


Alfan 
4/08/05 at 04:01 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Ricky--in DH after she says " i think its sweet" he says " yah, so is circus drarf's" ??????  Not the best comparison is it.


Ricky 
4/08/05 at 03:43 PM

Comments:

@Claudia - oh, I understand. Strange, she didn't recognize him. Suppose, he was tooo fast and from the back.

Really, What a pity, that there are no photos. I hope in the papers are good reviews about it ?!?

 

Dark Harbo(u)r: When David and his wife come into the hotel room he was not very fond of it *g*, she told him that he was a snob and the room was cute. And he said something I couldn't catch (  Unfortunately I have no English undertitle, only the german one, what says in translation to English, that "also a hamster is cute" but THAT he didn't say, IMO. Well, no problem of course. But I am THAT annoyed I cannot understand.

I have to suggest, that he so often sucks syllables and vocals and so on. When I have problems to understand sentences and words in HIS films - most of the time it is AR, whom I don't understand! Maybe also the dark, low voice?!

Can somebody help me, what he really said?! I have heard this sentences that often, I can't tell how often!, but I never understand it ;o((

 

 


Kimberly 
4/08/05 at 03:38 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

BOO!! Claudia. 'Tis Kimberly, returned from the dead!  At least it feels that way to me!

 

I can't believe this! A new guest book, with smilies and everything! You GO GIRL!!!

 

I've been catching up for the past 2 (yes, TWO) hours! What an active group. Thank you all for posting the photos, icons, wallpapers and news about our "man in London." WOW!!

 

Just a couple of things:

 

I believe it was Emily who mentioned "Cries from the Heart," the annual reading on human rights which benefits Human Rights Watch. The next benefit is scheduled for June 13th. Here is the link:

http://hrw.org/iff/2005/evite/events/

 

Unfortunately, AR is not on the guest list, as of yet. Maybe that will change. He has done the event for the past two years; perhaps he is taking a break.  To read a wonderful account of the 2003 benefit reading, click on this link:

 

http://www.alan-rickman.nl/hrw.htm

 

Stezi, an AR Fan who hosts a very lovely website dedicated to various British actors, had the pleasure of speaking to both Alan and Rima at this event.

 

Also, the Human Rights Watch Annual London Dinner is scheduled for November 3, 2005.  AR and Rima have attended this event in the past. The venue for the dinner has not been announced, as of yet. 

 

I don't have much to say at the moment about "My Name is Rachel Corrie," but I can't wait to read the reviews!  I agree with others, though, who feel it will be more of a personal look at this young woman and what compelled her to face death for this particular cause, rather than a political statement about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, per se.  I just wish I could see the play!! Ah, me. I should have been born in London......

 

(Claudia, I will be sending you a verrrry long email this evening.)

 

And, A BIG congratulations!! to Sabine! BRAVO!!

 

Okay, I think I've taken up enough space.  More later......


Claudia 
4/08/05 at 03:24 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ricky, Lauren did see him.  The tall blonde figure she was referring to was AR. 

 

I wonder why in the hech there have been no pictures????  Dang it! 

 

 

Oh and if anyone wants to add to the icon bank here, send me the url and I'll add it. 


RIcky 
4/08/05 at 03:14 PM

Comments:

@Peekabooh - really, he was there? But why didn't the person, who wrote the review only see Mrs.Horton, not him?

 

Why do I live that far away ( .......

 

RIcky

 


Ricky  
4/08/05 at 03:12 PM

What is your location? Austria

Comments:

@sniv - oh yeah, the washingup-machine - I have a good laugh every time I watch. I can't believe that somebody can manage such thing?! Suppose he did to much stuff in it *g*. And than having no clue in stopping it or even calling a special firm in town, but his own wife. It's such a sweet scene, yes.

And also his thinking about all this when he is shopping and fixing his shoes. Adorable ;o) Would like to grab him and putting in my own trolley to buy this guy ;o)))

It belongs to my absolute favourite films of him. Well, not the story. If he wouldn't be in there, maybe I would never have seen the film. I mean, if it would have been on television, of course.

RIcky


Peekabooh 
4/08/05 at 03:07 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

Claudia (and others), Yes, Lauren actually confirmed that Alan was there last night...... *sigh*


Cat 
4/08/05 at 02:12 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.katrin75.de.vu

Comments:

Thanks for posting the links to the RC article and review.

This made me finally order my tickets for the last show on Sat the 30th ...can't wait!!

 

Well, most nights are already sold out, hence it will definitely be an economic success and hopefully moreover inform people and kickstart people thinking about this important issue of our time...

 

Is anyone else going on the 30th and would like to hook up for a maybe a little glass of wine & a chat or even just to go to see the play ?

 

Would be absolutely lovely! 

 

 


Sniv 
4/08/05 at 11:53 AM

Comments:

Yeah Ricky also when he is in the mall and later when the washingmachine is not working ...poor guy lol


Ricky 
4/08/05 at 11:49 AM

What is your location? Austria

Comments:

@Claudia - thank you for posting that review.

 

@Sniv - he is wonderful as Sinclair and that good looking and slim and and and. I love watching him eating his breakfast - and reading at the same time (reminded me at myself*lol*) and also wolving down his sandwich in the kitchen.

And what lovely and caressing husband, I think!

Ricky

who loves his part


Sniv 
4/08/05 at 10:51 AM

What is your location? Denmark

Comments:

Ok...so I just finished watching Close My Eyes...

 

How many of you have seen it? ...

 

I think Sinclair is a breath of fresh air to Alan's usual characters...He has done many different characters but I must say that this one is interesting...and IMO different from characters such as Snape, Gruber, Sheriff, Harry (LA) etc. But maybe it's because the film is (very) different...

 

About the film - Eh what the... Clive Owen and the woman...omg! The beginning of the film made me think what is going on?

The ending made me go: Eh right...

 

Though seeing Alan fondle (sp) with the womans feet made me go: ah wish that was my feet...lol

 

Anyways I'm glad that I have watched it and can form my own opinion about this one...Sorry but my English sucks and therefore I suck at trying to explain my feeling in English...

 

 

Whee new smilies!!!

 

<-- LOL!

 

 


Sabine 
4/08/05 at 09:49 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Emily, thanks for posting the Guardian piece.  It sounds to me like the play is focusing more on the human aspect of the story, rather than the political one, which I find so much more interesting anyway.

 

Claudia: thanks for posting that review!  Very interesting.

 

And I have to agree with y'all: this is the best place on the web!  (I would like to insert a "thumbs up" here, but for some reason I can't disable my pop-up blocker right now, which means I can't get to the smilies... :-(


Sniv 
4/08/05 at 08:19 AM

Comments:

Thanks for the reviews and articles and animation...

 

I GOT CLOSE MY EYES TODAY!

 

Gah I'm off to watch it now! I have only seen the clip on here which I downloaded some time ago and wheee *jumps up and down*

 

And Sabine - I think that's a nice reward

 

Ok sorry can't talk now - AR is calling ...er the tape is that is...I mean...You know - I ...


Claudia 
4/08/05 at 08:10 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Um.... Lucia, please?????

 

Natasxxx....I like how you just "pass'..but please stay with us! 

 

Michelle, its not me that make this place unique.  Its you and everyone else here that makes this the nice place it is.   

 

Love reading the reviews from MNiRC! There is an account at Suzanne's from someone that sat directly behind Rima Horton.  It sounds like AR was there last night.  

 

Saw the first preview of My Name is Rachel Corrie last night. I have to say that the dynamic of the audience was very different from most things I’ve seen in Theatre Upstairs. Because of unreserved seating, a queue usually starts about 20 minutes before curtain, but there were several ladies forming their own queue before I arrived at 7.25. Slight gasp arose from these ladies when a tall blonde figure edged his way through at about 7.30. The doors opened late and I was slightly disconcerted by the fact that I found myself seated next to Richard Wilson (who may not mean a lot to some people - best known as an actor for a curmudgeonly character called Victor Meldrew, but best known to me as the director of some of the best things I've seen at the Royal Court), and I was immediately behind Ms Horton. My opinion of the piece is that despite being a very powerful work it suffers from ranting in parts. I completely sympathise with the message but found it rather extended at 90 minutes. I will admit to not knowing who Megan Dodds was, but thought she was superb in what is essentially an hour and a half of constant monologue – she really does justice to Rachel who was obviously an extremely special individual – there is also an excellent physical resemblance to the young Rachel who appears in a video at the end. I’m looking forward to seeing her in the new La Bute play at the Donmar in May. To some up – a powerful but flawed piece. Despite the fact that several audience members were flagging in the heat by the end of the production, I actually think it’s a much better piece than Winter Guest which is the last thing I saw that he directed.
lauren
- Friday, April 08, 2005 at 06:51:43 AM (EDT)

 

Keep the reviews coming please. 

 

Oh and I need to mention something about posting your email addresses here.  No one can see your address but me and Sabine, GA.  A link appears on your post which, when clicked, will connect you to WebSiteToolBox's email system.  The sender never sees your address.  You will see the sender's address but unless you respond back to them, they will never know your address.  Also, at the bottom of the mail sent to you will be a a message similar to this:

 

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Lucia 
4/08/05 at 06:50 AM

What is your location? upstairs

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/community/gbhunks/

Comments:

Free to good home - Two copies of the G2 section of The Grauniad


Natasxxx 
4/08/05 at 06:33 AM

Comments:

...Just passing by.....

 


michelle 
4/08/05 at 06:32 AM

What is your location? england

Comments:

Claudia- I don't know how you do it but this site is quite unique. People with any opinions can feel safe to post here without being shouted down as on so many other boards. I know how hard the Rachel Corrie discussion is for some people because of religious/ nationality issues and i'm so proud we can discuss this without falling out. I think Alan would be proud too. My heart goes out to anyone who has lost  a loved one through an act of violence.


Peekabooh 
4/08/05 at 05:20 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:

Here is a short review of someone who attended RC yesterday:

http://www.livejournal.com/community/alanrickman/540446.html?thread=4953630#t4953630


AFNH 
4/08/05 at 04:34 AM

Comments:
Whoa - Emily works her magic again! Just been looking at the printed version from the Guardian (it's a 2 page article + G2 cover), it's a fascinating read. And the quotes from AR are very revealing.
Claudia 
4/08/05 at 04:20 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh Emily!  Thank you so much for the link to the Guardian article.  I want so badly to see this play now.  I know I am hoping against hope but maybe it will make it over here...with or without AR directing.

 

I can't wait to read some of the reports.  Man are they ever going to be heart wrenching! 

 

 

 

  


Natasxxx 
4/08/05 at 02:10 AM

What is your location? ...Little soaped.....

Comments:

First: Sue &LS great "Live-Journal-Page"......

 

I'm  really glad that we can discuss here in an adult way, respecting each other for who we are...

 

And that's my point-of-view: respect....It doesn't matter what background you have and what your way of life is..Important thing is that you can express your feelings/thoughts/religion without feeling oppressed (I hope I choose the right word!)..

 

That's what it's all about...

I hope that the play (MN=RC) make people think about certain issues...Like it already does to us!

 

(I have to search my tissues now.....)...Sorry for the flood....)...


kathy 
4/08/05 at 12:41 AM

What is your location? still not in bed--must go

Comments:

Emily --thanks for the link to the Gaurdian article.  It sounds exactly like the kind of thing one expects from AR.  Not watered down, not sensationalized, just the human portrayal of a life tragically cut short.  What a man!

 

Elaine, you're a better woman than I -- I never iron, unless it's a state occaision!  That's how lazy I am!


Emily 
4/08/05 at 12:06 AM

Comments:

Oops, I see that it's possible to read Jen's board without being a member ... Looking forward to that MNIRC report.


Emily 
4/08/05 at 12:04 AM

Comments:
Jen, will you have your friend post her report here too, for those of us who are not members of your board?  
Jen 
4/07/05 at 11:07 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://p204.ezboard.com/bthealanrickmanforum

Comments:

Emily, thank you so much for posting that link!  I have been waiting for AR to speak more about this project, and after reading that article, I wish I could see the play even more.  I suppose I will have to be content with reading it, and with experiencing it vicariously through the lucky folks who get to see it!  A member of my board was supposed to have seen it today, and we're looking forward to her report. 

 

I find that, just when I think I have reached the pinnacle of AR love, he goes and does something that makes me love him even more.  His grace and love of humanity inspire and challenge me (and his pics make me swoon away! LOL). *sigh*  Thanks again for this fabulous community, all!


Elaine 
4/07/05 at 10:54 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:
Well that article makes it plain that AR is going to treat the whole thing with his usual intelligent angle on it."We wanted to present a blanced portrait." Suddenly I am really looking forward to seeing it on stage. Pity he won't be there
Elaine 
4/07/05 at 10:45 PM

What is your location? UK (work work work...)

Comments:
I had a PILE of ironing. I tend to let it go a bit so I can spend a pleasant hour watching films at the same time. Trouble is, I also tend to burn myself quite a lot when I'm not concentrating on what I'm doing.
Oh yes, the velvet too.... I do like the scene in Mesmer when he first appears in Paris with that huge velvet coat spreading out behing him. I was struck how very Snape like it was.
Last comment about the politics of RC. As we all agree, AR will see to it that it is a thought provoking play, no doubt. I caught the end of a report on "Video Letters" on Newsnight tonight. A couple of film makers take around video cameras to families in the former Yugoslavia for them to send messages to their old friends - but now "enemies". There were so many reunited in friendship and it just reminded me that it is the politicians, not the people who make enemies in the first place. And none of us - nations, religions, "groups" - can claim we are always right, and that we are blameless for what happens. But it is good that we can do our best to put right the wrongs, and get back to talking to our friends, our colleagues, our enemies.
Yes, this is the BEST GB around.
Emily 
4/07/05 at 10:38 PM

Comments:

An illuminating and poignant piece about "Rachel Corrie" from Alan's collaborator, Katherine Viner, just published in the Guardian ...


kathy 
4/07/05 at 10:21 PM

Comments:

Can't think of a better reward Sabine, go for it!    

 

I'll third the motion, vikki! I'll have to go to the next county to do it but I think I'll have to go for medicinal reasons!

 

 


Sabine 
4/07/05 at 09:32 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Okay, I've decided to buy Barchester Chronicles as a reward for getting into vet school.  Sounds reasonable, doesn't it?  LOL  Maybe that'll be my new favorite AR movie, who knows.


Claudia 
4/07/05 at 09:30 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I second that motion, Vicki!!!  I was just thinking a little earlier this evening about popping a cork tomorrow after work!  LOL 

 

I meant to respond to Elaine's post earlier.  How much ironing did you have????  It sounds like you had a lot but at least you found the perfect way to make it enjoyable! 


Vicki 
4/07/05 at 09:13 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Very intelligent discussion, ladies.  Claudia is right, this is the best GB ever. 

 

Peekabooh - I have to agree with you.  AR looks mighty HOT in QDU.  We should call it his other S&S movie (not Sense and Sensibility but SLENDER & SEXY!!)

 

Elaine - did you swoon whilst doing your ironing? 

 

AFNH - you sound like you are about to hit the floor as well

 

 

I propose we get an early start on the weekend and pour ourselves a glass of wine and pop in our favorite AR movie with the highest THUD factor rating we can stand!  Who's with me?


Lucy 
4/07/05 at 08:54 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Kathy: can you believe that I've actually dreamed about that AR/Kenneth Branaugh sequence?  It was short.  I was a teacher, and I was standing near the wall.  AR/Snape blows Branaugh/Lockhart away, and then he looks directly at me.

 

Unfortunately, that was it.  Darn.


kathy 
4/07/05 at 08:45 PM

Comments:

P.S. Sue, Your GBH LJ is great, thanks


Claudia 
4/07/05 at 08:45 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Bless your hearts!  You ladies are demonstrating just how the subject can be discussed in an intelligent and sensitive manner.  I've said this before and I will say it again....this group is the best on the Net. 

 

Daydreamer, the site I linked to earlier isn't even the worst of the nastiness. There is some really awfull threads out there that will just leave you speechless.  I don't want to add links here because the hate mongers don't deserve the publicity.  I only linked to the shai site because our own Marlina did such a fine job in standing up for AR. 

 

 

 


kathy 
4/07/05 at 08:42 PM

What is your location? watching Harry Potter

Comments:

Dear Lucy and Susan--So often governments don't speak for the people--I am often embarassed/appalled at other Americans behaviors and our government's behavior.  I hate to think that others view all Americans like those certain yahoos.

 

You're right to say we all must see each other as individuals that way we don't lose our humanity. 

 

I am proud that we can express ourselves on this GB respectfully and still  remain friends.

 

BTW--I am watching Harry Potter #2 love the wand scene with AR and Kenneth Brannagh.

 


Sabine 
4/07/05 at 08:37 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

My two cents on the RC play: unfortunately, the Palestine/Israel conflict (like so many other things nowadays) is such an emotionally charged topic for many people. And when emotions take over, rationale goes out the window. I do hope that people will give the play a chance and that one of our friends here will be able to attend and give us a review! 


Lucia 
4/07/05 at 07:25 PM

What is your location? in my garrett

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/community/gbhunks/

Comments:

Thanks Claudia and AFNH for your welcome comments  I still need to play about with LJ too - Hope to see some DDG pics from you soon


Daydreamer 
4/07/05 at 07:19 PM

Comments:

Ricky: STLM is right now in cinemas in Czech rep. (as part of the Febiofest): was in Prague (1.Apr and 3.Apr), will be also in Brno (14.Apr)
And will be also in cinema in Slovakia: Bratislava (11.Apr and 17.Apr) - so you could go to Bratislava, if you live in Vienna or anywhere near.

And to Rachel Corrie:
That Sha or Shai site (forgott the name) is quite awfull. I mean - how can they write such things about Alan just because the don't like his opinion, or just because they have different opinion? It's so sad. And also nobody actually seen the play now - and I think too, that it is better to wait after they saw it and then say, what they think about it.
Susan 
4/07/05 at 06:59 PM

What is your location? CA

Comments:
Dear Lucy and Martha, Thank you both very much for what you said in response to my plea not to lump us all together. It really means a lot to me to be seen as myself, not as the worst behavior of some people of my ethnicity or nation or gender or whatever. I'm getting all choked up, too, but I hope Claudia doesn't delete this thread--it's so important to remember.

Lucy 
4/07/05 at 06:45 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I'm sorry, Susan, for making such a badly-thought-out blanket statement.  All I know is that I hurt for my friend and for her family and for the child who didn't make it to adulthood.  I hurt for the family who was blocked in and terrified by armed bulldozers as well.

 

In my personal opinion it's when we start thinking about ourselves as groups and as parts of groups instead of as individuals that the trouble begins.  The person whose point of view and way of life is so different from our own is still a human being with thoughts, ideas, and feelings.  I know that many disagree with that sentiment, and perhaps they have reason, but I still believe it.

 

I'd better stop now before I start crying.  Claudia, feel free to delete this.


martha 
4/07/05 at 06:33 PM

What is your location? north of here

Comments:

SusanCA - "One of the problems with this situation is that some people tend to think that the government of Israel is the same as the Israeli people and the Israelis are the same as the world's Jews..."  That is so true, and that kind of narrow thinking has caused so much misery over time. 

Love the dancing smileys, but, aren't they... backward?

 


Claudia 
4/07/05 at 06:18 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks for the information on Front Row, Alba.

 

Sue and LuciaSledge, I lurve the new LJ!  Enough so that I finally completed my membership.  As soon as I can figure out how to post a new thread, I'll post a pic. 

 

 


AFNH 
4/07/05 at 06:09 PM

What is your location? About to spontaneously combust......

Comments:
Yep - some nice Great British Hunks there!!!!
AFNH 
4/07/05 at 06:02 PM

Comments:
Marlina - well done for saying what you did. He has never been comfortable with journalists in the room (especially ones who ask questions which have been asked 1 million times before!) so he can be on the defensive. Had that person met him on a one-to-one and had treated him like an intelligent human being, they would have been treated in the same way by him.
Whatever he does, he always respects the audience and never insults their intelligence. It will be the same with RC.
On a lighter note - Elaine, Lucy - whether he gets to do a tango or not, I'd love to see Snape in some dress robes. It's been a while since he's been decked out in velvet (yes, I love Mesmer for that too!). Now let's see.... black velvet robes, crisp white linen undershirt with mandarin collar, silver serpent nestling against the velvet, black well polished boots.... yikes... it's getting hot in here, better go lie down.........
Susan 
4/07/05 at 05:59 PM

What is your location? CA

Comments:
Wait! Help! Not all Jews are in agreement on any of the issues involved in the Israel/Palestine conflict. Certainly no one among my family or friends would dream of aligning themselves with the religious right, either Christian Fundamentalist or Orthodox Jewish.

One of the problems with this situation is that some people tend to think that the government of Israel is the same as the Israeli people and the Israelis are the same as the world's Jews--none of that is true, of course, and the pain (and persecution) caused by those leaps of logic is enormous.
Sue 
4/07/05 at 05:31 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/community/gbhunks/

Comments:

Now on an even lighter note , I wish to announce the arrival of a new LiveJournal run by me and LuciaSledge of this parish. Called Great British Hunks" it caters for all your British drooling! Please drop by and take a look!!

 

Thank you!!


Alba 
4/07/05 at 05:05 PM

What is your location? Spain

Comments:
Now on a lighter note, no mention of RC on Front Row today. You probably already know this, but those of you outside the UK can catch all the BBC radio programs on their website.
Claudia 
4/07/05 at 04:47 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Alba wrote:

 

"you know when you go into a project like this, it's going to bring about a certain amount of debate, which isn't a bad thing as long as it's civilized, respectful, thoughtful, thought-provoking and, if possible, intelligent."

 

Yes indeed, Alba.  And that is exactly what AR has been quoted many times saying that's what he wants from an audience.   

 

 


Alba 
4/07/05 at 04:36 PM

What is your location? Spain

Comments:
Well said Lucy and Claudia and I agree it's impossible to have an opinion without having seen the play or at least heard something about it. However, even if there is no 'slant' per se, you know when you go into a project like this, it's going to bring about a certain amount of debate, which isn't a bad thing as long as it's civilized, respectful, thoughtful, thought-provoking and, if possible, intelligent.
Claudia 
4/07/05 at 04:23 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Lucy...I applaud your outlook on the play.  It really has gotten under my skin that so many are ready to judge this play before it ever opens the doors the first time! 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lucy 
4/07/05 at 04:17 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh yes, the Religious Right is in the same corner as the Jews on this one.  It's documented in the Book of Revelation that Armagedden will occur when every nation on Earth has turned against Israel.

 

I, personally, have no opinion on this play.  I have friends who have lost family members to suicide bombers in Israel.  I'm not going to hate Alan Rickman for it, neither am I necessarily going to agree with his politics.

 

At this point I have no information as to what slant he's going to give this play anyway, if any.  I more or less expect him to present us with a well-developed, identifiable character, not propaganda.

 

 

 

 


Ricky 
4/07/05 at 03:53 PM

Comments:

RC: Well - in German I would say "Ich halte die Daumen für das Stück". Maybe it is the same in English? "I keep my thumbs up for this play" - "Or I keep my fingers crossed". Well - I'm wishing good luck ;o) I hope it will do well and be an success. I'm sure it will deserve it - because AR isn't stupid to chose a bad, absurdly play!

RIcky

Going to bed now - it is nearly 10 pm )

 

 


Cat 
4/07/05 at 03:32 PM

Comments:

I was really disturbed by people flaming 'Rachel Corrie' in such a manner, but then it is probably to be expected when one deals with such an issue that belongs into the context of one of the most difficult political & human 'dramas' of today.

 

I sincerely hope that not only such horrible discussions take place, but also constructive ones that leave people more thoughtful and better informed.

 

It is wonderful that Alan has chosen to stage such a play and I am very much looking forward to get to see it on stage.

 


Alba 
4/07/05 at 03:24 PM

What is your location? Spain

Comments:
Regarding RC, I get the feeling that someone as politically and socially committed and engaged as he seems to be wouldn't mind stirring things up a bit over such a controversial matter. I admire his courage. Wish I could see the play.
Emerys 
4/07/05 at 02:50 PM

What is your location? Paris

C