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Jen 
2/28/06 at 11:51 PM

Comments:

GolfWizard, I agree with you 110%.  I wrote much the same thing (albeit a heck of a lot longer ) on my LJ.  I've really been amazed at the name-calling and finger-pointing I've seen on some of the AR communities after this news was announced.  It's ironic, to say the least.


Visitor 
2/28/06 at 10:58 PM

Comments:

Hmmmm....    I was looking into the Official London Theatre Guide and I saw that the Playhouse Theatre is slated to show The Creeper from February until the middle of April.  Do they have a couple of theatres, like 'upstairs' and 'downstairs', or, they plan to cut short The Creeper and put on MNiRC?  Or, may be the London Guide hasn't caught up with all the news.


Jan 
2/28/06 at 10:31 PM

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A note to Dumpy Doris - I wasn't faulting you for using zippy-mouth with the 'freedom of speech' thing. Your point is well-made. I just hate to see it be that way.


Jan 
2/28/06 at 09:59 PM

Comments:

Did anyone else notice that in one of the Berlinale videos - I can't remember which, the announcer refers to 'Dr. Snape?' I thought that was funny. Logical enough, if you're not familiar with the stories, but funny.

 

I also love, 'I et a crackah. . .'  I love that whole scene. He's so adorable!


GolfWizard 
2/28/06 at 09:41 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:
Not to contradict AR, but I don't think this is purely a censorship issue - the play has not been censored, it is not banned, it is simply not going to be done right now by one small, fearful, NY theater group. It is also not a self-censorship issue unless those who supported its creation decide to withdraw it or weaken it from fear or frustration. That has not happened.

I believe in free speech and absolutely do not care for bullying tactics or threats of violence. It gets my back up. However, I do think it's always wise, not just to pick ones battles carefully but, once we decide to fight, to consider the most effective method of surviving said battle. Much as we would like to think that art can be kept separate from politics, in this case, because of the subject matter and current events, to ignore the possible reactions of those with an axe to grind would be foolhardy. I'm not suggesting surrender ... but a strategic retreat can very often lead to victory.

The NY group backing out is a minor setback. This play will continue (it's already booked for a new and bigger run in London). This play will also be performed in North America eventually. I have no doubt. The important thing is to fight the battle wisely: to avoid volatile rhetoric and name calling which really can't do any good. Let the play speak for itself. Let it's growing audience have the final word.
(climbing off soapbox)

Jan 
2/28/06 at 09:28 PM

Comments:

Forgettable??!! I don't think anyone around here finds him forgettable! If he had stayed in Hollywood blockbusters, he would get more attention, but wouldn't be half as interesting.

 

I like his quote:

Quote:
I'm a quite serious actor who doesn't mind being ridiculously comic

That's one of the things I love most about him! That dance!

 

On a more serious note: just seeing  together with the term 'freedom of speech' physically hurts! But, I haven't posted on the subject of the MNiRC 'cancellation' yet because it made me so angry and I tend to get on my soapbox when it comes to such biases. As Elaine said:

Quote:
Would they poll Arab/German groups if they were putting on a play about the Holocaust or the making of Israel?

No - nor would they poll Native Americans about a movie about Custer, and on and on.

 

As far as freedom of speech is concerned - remember the Dixie Chicks controversy? You say what you think these days and you're not a patriot. 'Censorship born out of fear,' indeed.


CatsPlay 
2/28/06 at 07:39 PM

Comments:

Forgive me if this has been seen before, but I really can't recall having read this Snow Cake review before.

 

Unfortunately, not a good one.


Camerata 
2/28/06 at 05:05 PM

What is your location? France

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

Comments:
Yeah ! It's great for MniRC !

Claudia : I've received that mail too, I wanted to put it here but you have done before me LOL

Claudia 
2/28/06 at 04:37 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

You're on Sue! 


Claudia 
2/28/06 at 04:35 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I have an email from a Daniel Morin from askmen.com:

 

Hi,
I apologize for the unsolicited nature of this e-mail but I just wanted to inform you that Alan Rickman has been featured in a new article on AskMen.com entitled "Recognizable yet Forgettable Actors.” I figured this article may be of interest to your readers:
 
 
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.
I look forward to hearing back from you.

 Regards,

Daniel Morin
AskMen.com
 
Unfortunately, there is no picture and its only a small blurb but I thought I would post this anyway.  Don't know if I agree with them though.  I think AR is unforgettable!! 
 

sue 
2/28/06 at 04:33 PM

Comments:

Yep I shall just have to offer bed and breakfast Claudia!!!


Claudia 
2/28/06 at 04:17 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 Yet another run for MNiRC!!!  I agree with Sue....New York's loss IS London's gain! 

 

And the theatre is soooo much bigger too!  This really is wonderful news! 

 


Peekabooh 
2/28/06 at 04:14 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
CatsPlay and visitor thanks for the heads up on MNiRC. Well I think you American Gals should come over to London then, right?

Hikity 
2/28/06 at 03:29 PM

Comments:

If someone in the US is interested:

http://www.rachelcorriefoundation.org/


Susan CA 
2/28/06 at 03:27 PM

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The Sean Bean fans are really hot--they've got AR down in second place by 260 votes already.

annick 
2/28/06 at 02:22 PM

What is your location? FRANCE

Comments:

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sue 
2/28/06 at 02:18 PM

Comments:

Thanks CatsPlay!

Oh well New York's loss is London's gain. Hopefully lots more people will get to see it.


CatsPlay 
2/28/06 at 01:48 PM

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

Comments:

http://www.whatsonstage.com/dl/page.php?page=greenroom&story=E8821141146776

 

WOS Winner Rachel Gets West End Debut, 30 Mar

Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner’s triple Whatsonstage.com Award-winning My Name Is Rachel Corrie will receive its West End premiere in four weeks’ time. Following the last-minute cancellation of its New York premiere (See The Goss, 28 Feb 2005), the one-woman play, starring Megan Dodds, will transfer instead to London’s Playhouse Theatre, where it is due to open on 30 March 2006 (previews from 28 March) and is initially booking for six weeks only.

 

 

 

 

read more!


Visitor 
2/28/06 at 01:48 PM

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MNiRC will open March 30 at the Playhouse Theatre in London and will run for six weeks.  Preview starts on March 28. This is West End debut in an 800 seat theatre.


Martina 
2/28/06 at 01:45 PM

What is your location? Munich

Comments:
Sad news- I feel really sorry for Alan !
The only thing I am happy about is that his name is no longer in this " hating Jews " article.
We all know that Alan knows the difference between Israels politics and the Jewish religion.
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I love the spell check here , but sometimes I could do with a grammar check.


darkzorro93 
2/28/06 at 12:54 PM

What is your location? Shanhai, China

Comments:

Just read the Guardian article. i know little about politics, but feel very sorry for AR and MNIRC. Besides, i am worried. He is so forth straight, will this do any harm to him? that's the last i would like to see...

 

why is the world so complicate? so many things i cannot understand...


Hikity 
2/28/06 at 11:14 AM

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Elaine, a big thank you. Rest assured nobody has ever asked us Germans


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Vicki 
2/28/06 at 10:32 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Wishing everyone a very Happy Mardi Gras!!!!!!!

 

 


sue 
2/28/06 at 10:15 AM

Comments:

Elaine, I must get new glasses I thought "What annoying singing person!?" What day and channel is it on?

This MNiRC situation is very strange. Is it normal for a theatre to ask the neighbourhood whether they are going to be annoyed about a production? I can't believe that  happpens in London, and we are every bit as racially/ethnically diverse as NY. Personally I don't see that the theatre size has much to do with it. The original production at The Royal Court was in a tiny theatre too.


Elaine 
2/28/06 at 09:57 AM

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Very sad about MNiRC but I somehow had a feeling this would be the case. It's a small theatre. Perhaps if something bigger were to have taken it on, it might have been different. I take exception to them having polled Jewish agencies in the area however. I thought the US was more comopolitan than that.  THere are teo sides to this conflict. Would they poll Arab/German groups if they were putting on a play about the Holocaust or the making of Israel?

AFNH, hi again and glad that there are more fellow Denis Lawson fans amongst us! (I've managed to convert Claudia, too!) Have you seen "Sensitive Skin"?

And I found the repeat of Antiques Roadshow, showing next week but with the very annoying "signing person". But wil make a clip if I can.




Thea 
2/28/06 at 09:28 AM

What is your location? NYC area

Comments:

From the New York Theatre Workshop website (http://www.nytw.org/about.asp), for what it's worth:

  • To give us a piece of your mind -- from comments about what's on stage (and what's not on stage) to observations about the comfort of our seats or the value and quality of our delicious lobby refreshments -- drop a line to NYTW Artistic Director Jim Nicola at TellJim@nytw.org. We'd love to hear from you

  • Claudia 
    2/28/06 at 08:25 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Emily, thank you for finding an official word about MNiRC from The Guardian and The Nation.

     

    At least CatsPlay's article says that Mr. Nicola still has hopes of bringing it to the theatre's 2006-7 season. 

     

    Thanks for all the opinions on the news.  I don't seem to have anything esle to add except that I have to agree with AR.  We are all losing out on this unfortunate decision. 

     

    One other thing that might be considered is that The New York Theatre Workshop certainly isn't the only theatre in New York OR the country.  I wonder if AR has considered taking the play to Rachel's home town of Olympia, WA? 

     


    Hikity 
    2/28/06 at 08:01 AM

    Comments:

    Emily, Alma, Alba and Catsplay, thanks a lot for providing articles and your thoughts/discussion here. I agree with your arguments, but believe, however, that Alma is definitely right with her questioning our 'freedom of speech' - or what else should "censorship of fear" be? May be someone would rather call it "political correctness" ...I wonder why they couldn't find a bigger theatre in the first place. Any ideas?


    Michelle 
    2/28/06 at 07:23 AM

    What is your location? England

    Comments:

    Alba- You are so eloquent and express exactly what I feel so much better than I ever could. Thank you for your thoughtful and thought-pronoking posts. I can't help feeling that the theatre was trying to find reasons not to show this play. I am starting to feel sad now, rather than angry. The comparison to Rachel Corrie's courage is just so obvious.


    CatsPlay 
    2/28/06 at 07:14 AM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    I agree with all of the comments about courage, etc.

     

    But....

     

    I know this will be the unpopular decision, but honestly, this was a very, very small theater.  There was obviously some risk associated with it.  They had to go through a process of assessing the risk versus the rewards, and they made a financial decision.

     

    I, just as much as everyone here, desperately wanted to see this play come to the US, and empathize and echo AR and Viner's frustrations.  But I also empathize with NYTW.  Who knows what other things we don't know about - threats, etc.

     

    *bracing for tomatoes*


    Camerata 
    2/28/06 at 05:31 AM

    What is your location? France

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

    Comments:
    Yes Annick, DD doesn't works now, pity But you can find Marquise creations here :

    http://ledivinemarquis.livejournal.com/

    http://www.playwitch.net/

    http://www.playwitch.net/forum/default.asp


    Camerata 
    2/28/06 at 05:26 AM

    What is your location? France

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

    Comments:
    Laura : 3 months to answer me ! LOL I hope that they will send me the photo, I'll put it there as soon as I'll have it

    I'm really sad for MniRC, that's sucks ! I hope that the play will come back to London, I'll try to see it, but I'm sorry for the US fans who wanted to see it too
    Arrrrrrggghhhh !


    annick 
    2/28/06 at 05:22 AM

    Comments:

    CLAUDIA, link is not good


    Laura 
    2/28/06 at 04:01 AM

    Comments:

    Camerata, it's good that you received an answer!


    Alba 
    2/28/06 at 03:15 AM

    Comments:
    It's ironic. Cancelling this play is a direct contrast to how RC lived and died. More than lack of courage on the part of the theater (which is evident), I feel it's a sad comment of the current situation in the States. No one should have to be afraid of  political backlash because of a play that portrays the thoughts and actions of a young girl (no matter what they are). You may like or dislike the content, you may agree or disagree with her views and actions, you may think the play should be staged or not and you should be allowed to express any and all of these opinions. BUT fear of political backlash from a play should not be an issue. It shows a lack of tolerance for differing points of view and is a direct blow to freedom of expression. I believe that if certain people were more open to plays (and other forms of art and culture) of this nature (from all ends of the political/social spectrum) the 'current political climate' might not be what it is.
    Here's to tolerance and freedom of expression.

    Imagine if they had polled in certain circles before making Brokeback Mountain!

    However, I have complete confidence that someone will pick up this play and it will be loved and hated by American audiences.

    I'm enjoying reading your comments.

    Alma 
    2/28/06 at 02:47 AM

    Comments:
    Keep in mind that censorship does not only occur with governments. This is a prime example of self-censorship. The theater censored itself when it chose not to show the play because it feared a backlash. Similarly, newspapers censored themselves after 9/11 and many newspapers do not print copies of the Mohammad cartoons because they offend, despite the fact that their very image is newsworthy.

    kathy 
    2/28/06 at 02:20 AM

    Comments:

    Alma--I think Vicki is absolutely right--I think it is a matter of spinelessness on the part of the NY theatre rather than censorship.

     

    I take great exception to people who will label something without having seen it.  Honest criticism is legitimate, but supposition is ignorance and arrogance.  I haven't had the pleasure of seeing the actual play, but I did read the screen play through our inter- library loan at the university.  It is a powerful expose of a girl---NOT a political movement.  Her writing was extraordinary, wise beyond her years and childish at the same time.  Very much akin to Anne Frank. 

     

    I am sorry for AR and Katherine Viner, et al, because they did an exquisite job of editing Rachels writing.  You truly get a sense of who SHE was and what was motivating her--she wanted to make a difference in her world.

     

    Perhaps the controversy will bring a more courageous theatre group in line and it will end up for the better.  We can hope.

     

    The theatre management were just plain cowards. 


    Alma 
    2/28/06 at 01:58 AM

    Comments:
    Yeah, I kinda saw this coming.... It was strange that a play like this would not get any publicity, not even a mention on the theater's website in such a short time before its American debut. I wonder how that plea for funds from the public fits into this whole thing. AR and co. must have had a hard time with this.
    Wow, this makes me furious. I really hate it when freedom of speech is impeded. First we had all those rabid people going into a frenzy over cartoons of Mohammad and now this. Art and freedom of expression are the things that suffer. Just because a theater hosts a play does not mean that they agree with its views, just as a museum that hosts art does not agree with the artist's statements, just as editorial cartoons do not express a newspaper's views. Of course, by this I mean real newspapers aiming to be impartial,etc- not your tabloids or "theme" newspapers and museums.
    I can understand the theater's point of view. They don't want controversy and its true that it would definitley attract its share of people who are angered by the politics without even seeing the play. But it reeks of cowardice. In Israel, the musical the Producers, which features a song called "Springtime for Hitler" with dancing Nazis, opened and has been very successful. I'd be interested in which Jewish leaders the theater actually polled. Artistic freedom is something that New Yorkers hold very dear.
    I'm really impressed with the amount of media attention this is getting so far. I agree with you, Vicki. It would be wonderful if another theater seized the chance to show this. I think AR's comments so far have been really good. If they play their cards right, I'm sure that MNIRC will be able to come to America somehow. Especially with the recent election victory of Hamas, I think it is important that Americans try to understand the Palestinian psyche.

    Heck, I think Americans need to do alot of things, like step outside their little bubble and acknowledge the troubles that not only the world is facing but ourselves as well. But that will never happen if censorship continues.

    Blah, I'm feeling angry and fuzzy. Being awake at 2 am does that to me

    Vicki 
    2/28/06 at 01:53 AM

    What is your location? Los Angeles

    Comments:

    I don't think "freedom of speech" is the issue.  It's courage.  The guts to take a chance on something no matter how loud and ugly and vitriolic the opposition may be screaming, nor what they are threatening...be it violence, boycotts or financial retribution, or whatever.

     

    I know we are disappointed, but I think we are jumping the gun a bit by labeling it a censorship issue.  This was probably a small theater that was not willing to take the chance of alienating a local community and perhaps didn't feel it could afford both financially and public relations-wise to take such a risk.  I am confident that there will be a theater out there that does have the intestinal fortitude and financial resources to put on this play.  It'll happen....the publicity alone that this incident will generate will almost guarantee it.


    Dumpy Doris 
    2/28/06 at 01:25 AM

    Comments:

    Michelle, "freedom of speech" has alot of fine print attached to it, that is for sure. It seems those with the most freedom of expression are pro comedians and now even they are being severely restricted. I'd like to say more but... 


    Vicki 
    2/28/06 at 01:23 AM

    What is your location? Los Angeles

    Comments:

    That is a shame about MNiRC.  It doesn't sound as if they used very sound polling practices.  They polled the Jewish community, yes, but what about the rest of the community? 

     

    .....yesterday, James C. Nicola, the artistic director of the workshop, said he had decided to postpone the show after polling local Jewish religious and community leaders as to their feelings about the work.

     

    "The uniform answer we got was that the fantasy that we could present the work of this writer simply as a work of art without appearing to take a position was just that, a fantasy," he said.

     

    It's also a fantasy that these people could form an informed and intelligent response without ever having seen the piece.  Well, it's their theater and they have a right to do with it as they please. 

     

    I'm hoping that a more open-minded theater will have the courage to take a chance on this play.  I've not seen the play either, but from the reports of those who have, it is not a piece that takes a position but rather tells the story of one particular girl in one particular situation.  Those who have seen it, please correct me if I am wrong...or do you believe that it does take a position?  It's been a while since I've read your reports so let me know if I'm mistaken. 

     

    A few days ago, Sue posted a link to an article that labeled AR as a "Jew who hates Israel" along with other prominent names.  I also received a google alert with a link to the same article that had the quote about AR in it.  Since I've been so busy and only get on the GB every 2 or 3 days, by the time I clicked on the link to read the entire article, Alan Rickman's name was removed from the piece on the website.  Interesting.....I wonder if there were complaints or perhaps legal action threatened due to the inaccuracies and inflammatory rhetoric in the article. 

     

    But none of this kind of stuff is new.  We saw it before The Passion of the Christ was released and the Catholics had their turn before Dogma hit the theaters and there have been other works that made different groups uncomfortable.  But eventually all of them were release to the public and the anticipated controversy fizzled.  Eventually, I'm sure, the same will happen with MNiRC.  We will just have to be patient.

     

    Speaking of patience.....I know I can't wait either....but hate to break the news, ladies, but GoF won't be released until next Tuesday, March 7th.  Not tomorrow. One more week before our Snape fix. 

     

     


    Michelle 
    2/28/06 at 01:13 AM

    What is your location? England

    Comments:

    How incredibly frustrating! Everyone on the London side sound absolutely furious, don't they? I think the NYTW must have given them assurances because AR has commented publicly about the transter. No wonder he is so angry. It is very sad that in *the land of the free* freedom of expression is only allowed if pwerful groups allow it. Sorry if this causes offence but i'm angry too.


    CatsPlay 
    2/27/06 at 11:28 PM

    Comments:

    As per the Guardian article, it sounds like AR issued some type of statement.  I wonder if there is a way to obtain the entire statement?


    Emily 
    2/27/06 at 10:58 PM

    Comments:

    Rickman's statement in the Guardian.

     

    "Censorship"?  I don't think so. I think it's cowardice on the part of a privately funded, cash-strapped theater group that didn't want to alienate its benefactors. But not quite censorship.

     

    Seems like a concerted effort by the Rickman/Viner camp to put NYTW on the hot seat and either force a reversal of their decision or blow it up into a big media deal that will bring in a different theater group to the rescue.


    Barbara 
    2/27/06 at 09:04 PM

    Comments:

    Guardian has an article in today's (Tuesday) paper re cancellation


    CatsPlay 
    2/27/06 at 08:23 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    Thanks, Emily.  This just appeared in the New York Times online.  Mr. Nicola, as noted, was the gentleman I corresponded with and mentioned in my recent recap of the status.

     

     

     

     

    Play About Demonstrator's Death Is Delayed

    Published: February 28, 2006

    A potential Off Broadway production of "My Name Is Rachel Corrie," an acclaimed solo show about an American demonstrator killed by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to stop the destruction of a Palestinian home, has been postponed because of concerns about the show's political content.

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    The production, a hit at the Royal Court Theater in London last year, had been tentatively scheduled to start performances at the New York Theater Workshop in the East Village on March 22. But yesterday, James C. Nicola, the artistic director of the workshop, said he had decided to postpone the show after polling local Jewish religious and community leaders as to their feelings about the work.

    "The uniform answer we got was that the fantasy that we could present the work of this writer simply as a work of art without appearing to take a position was just that, a fantasy," he said.

    In particular, the recent electoral upset by Hamas, the militant Palestinian group, and the sickness of Ariel Sharon, the Israeli prime minister, had made "this community very defensive and very edgy," Mr. Nicola said, "and that seemed reasonable to me."

    The play, which received strong reviews in London, follows the story of Rachel Corrie, an idealistic American demonstrator and Palestinian-rights activist who was crushed to death in March 2003 in the Gaza Strip.

    The play was written by the actor Alan Rickman, who directed the piece, and Katherine Viner, a journalist at The Guardian newspaper in London, who pieced together snippets of Ms. Corrie's journals and e-mail messages to create the script. And while the show had not been formally announced, Ms. Viner said yesterday that she and Mr. Rickman had already bought plane tickets to see the production at the workshop.

    "I was devastated and really surprised," Ms. Viner said in a telephone interview from London. "And in my view, I think they're misjudging the New York audience. It's a piece of art, not a piece of agitprop."

    But Mr. Nicola said he was less worried about those who saw the show than those who simply heard about it.

    "I don't think we were worried about the audience," he said. "I think we were more worried that those who had never encountered her writing, never encountered the piece, would be using this as an opportunity to position their arguments."

    Mr. Nicola said that he still hoped to produce the play during the 2006-7 season but that he hadn't heard back from the Royal Court yet. A call for comment to the Royal Court's general manager, Diane Borger, was not returned.

    "It seemed as though if we proceeded, we would be taking a stand we didn't want to take," he said.


    Emily 
    2/27/06 at 06:57 PM

    Comments:

    Don't know if this can be trusted, but here is an explanation of why MNIRC is not playing in NY. According to this story, it was cancelled because of fear of political backlash.


    Camerata 
    2/27/06 at 05:11 PM

    What is your location? France

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

    Comments:
    Hey girls !

    Do you remember about the photo of Alan on Netperles ? I've just received an answer. The woman said to me that she has to ask the authorisation before sending me the enlarged photo

    AFNH : Thanks for the info about The Bleak House, I'm a Gillian Anderson fan (and XF too)


    CatsPlay 
    2/27/06 at 02:45 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    Hi Claudia,

     

    Thanks for the reminder about Discovering Argentina.  I am on it.

     

    I plan to videotape and am trying to also find a way to capture the audio only.


    Claudia 
    2/27/06 at 02:18 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Thanks for the reminder, Pam!   

     

    Since there is a difference in release dates around the world, let's please remember to post spoilers about the DVD on the HP Spoilers page. 

     

     


    Pam 
    2/27/06 at 01:46 PM

    What is your location? Massachusetts

    Comments:
    Don't forget everyone-Goblet of Fire on DVD comes out this week!! If you get the wide screen inserad of full screen its like being at the movies.I never realized this until someone told me to buy the widescreens to get the full movie effect and boy were they right! Have a good one all-

    AFNH 
    2/27/06 at 01:01 PM

    Comments:

    Nice to see you all too, Claudia! I just hope it isn't another week before I can log on again.

    You're welcome, Laura. And yes, Camerata, it is the same one with Gillian Anderson, it's just been released on dvd here.

    I really hope that Antiques Roadshow piece turns up, it was a lovely shot of our Man!

    Just read about the Olivier awards, pity there was nothing for MNiRC there, darn.....


    Claudia 
    2/27/06 at 09:41 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     AFNH!  Good to see you!  Hopefully, someone will be able to catch the ARoadshow clip for us!  Thanks so much for the head's up. 

     

    I've finally had a proper look at the Olivier awards results from yesterday.  Its good to see that Anthony Minghella and Celia Imerie won a statue.   

     

    This is your alarm clock doing a check-in, CatsPlay!    I'm getting all geared up for the Discovering Agentina show this Friday!

     

     

     

     


    Laura 
    2/27/06 at 08:53 AM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:

    AFNH,

    thank you for the explanation


    Camerata 
    2/27/06 at 08:11 AM

    What is your location? France

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

    Comments:
    AFNH : Bleak House is with Gillian Anderson ?

    Oh, pity for the Olivier's awards

    AFNH 
    2/27/06 at 08:07 AM

    Comments:

    Oohh, thank you for the good wishes, everyone!!! I had a great day and ended up getting a copy of Bleak House, which I can now enjoy at my leisure (and digest in full Denis Lawson's wonderful performance in it!.........).

     

    As to the S&S question (must get that internet connection up and running again!). Last night, at the beginning of the Antiques Roadshow, there was the usual potted history of the venue they were to be using for the day. I now have the name of the venue - Montacute Hall in Somerset, and it was mentioned that it was used in the filming of S&S. What they basically showed was some footage of S&S being shot there, you could tell it was off-screen action, and ET had the blue dress on. AR was dressed in his black jacket and looked jaw dropping! If anyone was recording anything in the UK on BBC1 last night around 7pm, check your videos! Sometimes Antiques Roadshow is repeated in the early hours of the morning, so there may be the chance of getting it from there....


    Laura 
    2/27/06 at 07:29 AM

    Comments:

    Claudia, what clip from the set of S&S?


    Hikity 
    2/27/06 at 04:22 AM

    Comments:

    IT's snowing here, puuuhhh, disgusting

     

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE
    Pina Bausch for the creation of NELKEN -
    how great!  She is from Wuppertal as is Tom Tykwer nad her dance choreographies are always a real delight.

    but I am divastated regarding our Man

    Peekabooh, although I love our e-mail conversations I didn't send you a mail mail about the cerebral hens????


    Dumpy Doris 
    2/26/06 at 10:52 PM

    Comments:

    Elily Rose, you're welcome!


    Claudia 
    2/26/06 at 06:33 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     Awww, no award.  That's a real shame. 

     

    Congrats to all for the mentions on the London Theatre Guide site.

     

     


    sue 
    2/26/06 at 05:33 PM

    Comments:

    No Olivier for My Name is Rachel Corrie

     

    21:40 - Nigel Havers has just announced the winner of the Outstanding Achievement of Performance in an Affiliate Theatre Award. The recipient is Bloody Sunday, which was staged at the Tricycle theatre.

     

    Nice to see the Hens get a mention I mailed the site too!!


    Claudia 
    2/26/06 at 05:31 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    It was a film clip from the set of S&S

     


    CatsPlay 
    2/26/06 at 05:28 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    Claudia,

     

    Do you mean AR himself, live (recent?), in a Brandon costume, or a statue or painting of him??


    Claudia 
    2/26/06 at 05:16 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Hiya Everyone!  I've been a bit AWOL the last couple of days but I had very good cause.

     

    I'm searching around to see what I can find out about the Olivier Awards. 

     

    I have a Brit TV alert from A Fish Needing Help.  She caught sight of AR in Brandon costume on an episode of Antiques Roadshow on BBC 1.  Unforutnately, she was not able to get her recorder on soon enough to catch it but we're in hopes that it will be re-aired.  So keep your eyes peeled, ladies!

     


    Peekabooh 
    2/26/06 at 05:05 PM

    Comments:

     

     "Many thanks Heike for your email explaining the Alan Rickman Hen situation. I have to be honest, I didn’t have time to read the entire email as it was rather long, but I will later… promise."

     

    Whaaaaaaaaooooooo, way to go girlfriend!


    Hikity 
    2/26/06 at 04:06 PM

    Comments:

     Rastaman Girl 3 KissesAlan Rickman, who directed My Name Is Rachel Corrie, is being supported by a whole flock of poultry in the Alan Rickman Cerebral Hens Network. Feel free to insert your own Bird Flu gag here.  


    Hikity 
    2/26/06 at 01:20 PM

    Comments:

    What a pity! They made such a huge advertising for that....well, never mind, I believe we are all 'spoiled' since the Berlinale, grins - more more more

    Thanks Catsplay, enjoy your day/evening


    CatsPlay 
    2/26/06 at 01:13 PM

    Comments:

    Hikity,

     

    My understanding is that is just a written transcript, with photos afterwards.  Unfortunately!  Hopefully if AR is there, we will see photo agencies covering it.


    Hikity 
    2/26/06 at 01:10 PM

    Comments:

    Thanks, Catsplay, I am on this page, but thought we could LISTEN to it?? Is it all about reading then?


    CatsPlay 
    2/26/06 at 01:05 PM

    Comments:

    Hikity,

     

    If you are talking about the Olivier Awards, here is the page where it seems they will be covering the event:

    http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/news/display/cm/contentId/88089


    Hikity 
    2/26/06 at 12:58 PM

    Comments:

    Help, I need some HELP - does anyone understand how to join Londontheatre??? I can't find a button

     

    Thanks in advance...


    Linda 
    2/26/06 at 12:37 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:
    Daydreamer, thanks very much for your help! Unfortunately I've got a BIG problem with my computer at the moment, but as soon as I've fixed the problem I'll try to get a DVD ripper programme and work on some of my videos. Thank you again! And to all Karneval Fans here: 3x von Hätze KÖLLE ALAAF; KÖLLE ALAAF, KÖLLE ALAAF! I LOVE KÖLN UND VOR ALLEM KÖLNER KARNEVAL! *ggg*
    Maureen 
    2/26/06 at 09:11 AM

    Comments:

    Catsplay - according to this http://www.albemarle-london.com/awards/oliv0206.html#2006 it sounds like they are, unfortunately, not going to be televised.


    CatsPlay 
    2/26/06 at 08:22 AM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    The Olivier Awards are today.  Does anyone know what time they start?  Is this televised in the UK?

     

    http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/awards


    Emily Rose 
    2/25/06 at 11:57 PM

    What is your location? The Northwest

    Comments:
    Dumpy Doris,
    Thanks! There seems to be quite a treasure trove of "alan" when searched as you suggest. Many thanks


    Dumpy Doris 
    2/25/06 at 08:03 PM

    Comments:

     

    Why not try searching "Alan Rickman" then advance search "new pictures" and maybe you'll find something new, different, etc.

    If you try to go to the high numbered sites (like on Yahoo) you could find something new, too. Good luck! lots to sift through!


    Sniv 
    2/25/06 at 05:30 PM

    Comments:

    Thank you for the birthday wishes!


    Brittany 
    2/25/06 at 05:16 PM

    What is your location? Visiting Family in Texas

    Comments:

    Hello everyone! Well, I am too lazy to actully look in the GB archive to see if somebody has said this already, and if t is I am extremely sorry: Alan Rickman is confirmed to start filming OOTP in April (if that is the correct month as I remember) Thanks to www.mugglenet.com

     


    Hikity 
    2/25/06 at 02:10 PM

    Comments:

    AR VoiceAdorer: not born there but yes! Love Song Heart Glasses all these hearts are for Cologne



    Laura 
    2/25/06 at 01:49 PM

    Comments:

    http://www.lfi.co.uk/dynevent-action-nl.do?eventid=217998#

    source =London features international.

    photos from Berlinale


    Marlina 
    2/25/06 at 01:31 PM

    Comments:

    ICCU~ I think you mean the "When Love Speaks" Album.. RF also read a sonnet there..


    Claudia 
    2/25/06 at 07:06 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     

    Hello and welcome aboard, ICCU.  I hope you will stay with us.  As far as I know, GoF is the only project AR and RF have worked on together.  As for whether they are friends or not, that would be anyone's guess. 

     

    kathy, 600 million is a lot of money!  You raise some interesting questions though.  The only thing I've read about salaries is that Zoe Wannamaker bowed out after the first film because she felt she wasn't being paid enough.  Maybe some of the bigger HP fans will know more.

     

     


    Camerata 
    2/25/06 at 06:36 AM

    What is your location? France

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

    Comments:
    Happy birthday AFNH !!!

    CatsPlay : Great video

    It's exciting to know that Alan has a new project!

    AR VoiceAdorer 
    2/25/06 at 05:33 AM

    What is your location? Cologne, Germany

    Comments:
    Hikity: Are you from Cologne, too? If so, 3x vun Hätze Kölle...Alaaf!!



    ICCU 
    2/24/06 at 09:28 PM

    What is your location? My rather messy desk

    Comments:

    I once read Ralph had worked with Alan Rickman? Is that true? I´m npot talking about GOF.

    Also, do you know whether or not they are friends?


    kathy 
    2/24/06 at 07:12 PM

    What is your location? home

    Comments:

    I just got a google alert on GOF passing the 600 million dollar amount.  You are all going to think me crass to ask this but what kind of salaries do the actors get in a movie that makes that much money.  Do they get a fixed amount and percent of the gross?  Does JKR get a % as well?  That is a heck of a lot of money.  The other HP movies made over 600 million as well.


    Hikity 
    2/24/06 at 06:57 PM

    Comments:

    It's the best time of the year here: Mer lasse de Dom in Kölle...

     

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AFNH, have a wonderful day Birthday Song 

     

    and Claudia, my alert of londontheatre says the would report live from the London Hilton Park Lane - whatever this means as it seems they have no video streaming

    Nightynight everybody


     
    CatsPlay 
    2/24/06 at 06:02 PM

    Comments:

    Well, we can hope that they're more technologically advanced this year!


    Claudia 
    2/24/06 at 04:13 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Thanks CatsPlay. Well, there's still the hope of piccies!

     


    CatsPlay 
    2/24/06 at 04:09 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    Happy Birthday AFNH!

     

    Claudia,

     

    It looks like 'live coverage' of last year's awards consisted of a realtime online 'transcript'

     

    http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/news/display?contentId=78919


    Nicole 
    2/24/06 at 04:07 PM

    Comments:
    Happy Birthday AFNH!
     
    I hope it's a good one!

    Narri Narro, too. Went to "Allemanische Fasnet" last night.


    Claudia 
    2/24/06 at 03:37 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Nice work, darkzorro93!

     

    Here's a little news bit about the Olivier Awards this coming Sunday.  It looks like Official London Theatre Guide is going to have "interactive coverage" of the event. Now whether that means streaming or not, I'm not sure.  Here's the relevant bit:

     

    Officiallondontheatre.co.uk is offering exclusive, live, interactive coverage of the event as the drama unfolds on the night. Join us for all the winners, all the outfits and all the excitement; share your thoughts by emailing us on the night. 

     

    Soooo we know AR is home now and My Name is Rachel Corrie is nomiated for Outstanding Achievemnet in An Affiliate Theatre.  So who knows...we might get a glimpse or some new picces. 

     


    Liana 
    2/24/06 at 03:25 PM

    What is your location? Moscow, Russia

    Comments:

    darkzorro93,

    your vid is wonderful! Soooo romantic... These old style photos are lovely! And In Demand tango... *drools* I love Alan dancing!

    And what is the ending that we don't see?


    Sabine 
    2/24/06 at 01:50 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Happy Birthday, AFNH!  Hope you're having a wonderful day!

     


    Sue 
    2/24/06 at 01:17 PM

    Comments:

    Many Happy Returns Ot AFNH and Sniv for yesterday!!

     

    AR and Kristin Scott-Thomas!?! Wow I might even get the first husband to watch that one :rofl


    Laura 
    2/24/06 at 12:44 PM

    Comments:
    Thank you Darkzorro!!! you're very nice!
    darkzorro93 
    2/24/06 at 09:44 AM

    What is your location? still Home

    Comments:

    Laura: i upload it  

     

    http://s5.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1X7ZZ3PBE7F1J3LU1BMWDRHV2I


    Laura 
    2/24/06 at 09:11 AM

    Comments:

    To download is a trouble? I would love to download your new video, so I could watch and rewatch it

    Happy Birthday to everyone is celebrating or celebrated ( sorry for the belated wishes)


    darkzorro93 
    2/24/06 at 08:58 AM

    What is your location? Home

    Comments:

    Hi, wish everybody has a good AR day, especially A Fish Needing Help, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    Catsplay, thank u, your video is wonderful and i also keep that oilpainting style wallpaper. (i am "galaxy_hiker" hehe)

    Since my english is not so good, i want to confirm if u are talking about a new FILM of AR? "The Villa Golitsyn"

    And can anyone tell me where i can find some more information about his early life as a stage actor or his early works?
    i am really really very interested in such things~~~

    The last thing is that i have done a new video. the content is about HIS 2 tangos, i use some photos and of course a clip of the INDEMAND video (in fact i only have those stuffs). for music, indemand is too mild for me, so Refuse to Dance be my choice. i've no idea why my windows movie maker wouldn't let me add a conventional ending to it, so now it ends with a sudden stop...sigh. therefore, i just put it onto YOUTUBE so people who may have a interest can watch without the trouble to download.

    Here u are:
    http://www.youtube.com/?v=sg2GH4eaOhI


    CatsPlay 
    2/24/06 at 08:21 AM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    Glad you liked the video, Claudia.  I got a lot of enjoyment from making it!


    Claudia 
    2/24/06 at 07:46 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I totally missed CatsPlay's newest video!  Its wonderful CatsPlay!  I don't think I've listened to any country music in years.  Thanks for sharing. 

     

    I wonder what we can make of The Villa Golitsyn????  It would really be great to see AR opposite Kristen Scott-Thomas in something more than Play.   The synopsis sounds pretty interesting.  Thanks for the news, CatsPlay!

     

     


    Claudia 
    2/24/06 at 07:38 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     

    Happy Birthday A Fish Needing Help!

    Have a special kind of AR day and come back soon!

     


    Meeressternchen 
    2/24/06 at 04:43 AM

    Comments:
    Dee - that's the link to the schedule: http://www.barbican.org.uk/beckett/whats-on , they will run the Beckett's Play with AR as well, though whether he'll be in any of the audiences is unknown (it doesn't look like he's gonna participate in any readings?). But it sounds anyhow fantastic and if you wanna go there, you should book tickets the earliest possible, as it will be sold out pretty quickly I assume...

    Marlina 
    2/24/06 at 04:34 AM

    Comments:
    Catsplay~ Looks like we'll see Alan in a somekind of thriller movie  
    Peekabooh 
    2/24/06 at 02:11 AM

    Comments:
    Cats, I haven´t thanked you for your video, shame on me. So thanks, outstanding job as usual.

    Anonymous 
    2/24/06 at 01:41 AM

    Comments:

    King of the Hill "Joust Like a Woman" episode (with voice of Alan Rickman) showing Friday, Feb. 24 on Fox TV. 


    Dee 
    2/23/06 at 11:55 PM

    Comments:
    Since AR is back in London at the moment, does anyone think there's a chance he will go to the Samuel Beckett Festival at the Barbican?
    Sabine 
    2/23/06 at 10:36 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Hikity - I'm replying with a big Helau

     

    I miss Karneval. 


    CatsPlay 
    2/23/06 at 09:46 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    http://www.fearsmag.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=667

     

     

    February 09, 2006

     

    - snip -

     

     

    "The Villa Golitsyn," which is finalizing its financing, will star Kristen Scott-Thomas and Alan Rickman. A $9 million drama set in the south of France, pic will be directed by Peter Medak and produced by John Gordon.

     

    Background on movie plot

     

    http://www.intandemfilms.com/movies/villa_golitsyn.htm

     

     


    Hikity 
    2/23/06 at 05:45 PM

    Comments:

    Now Ladies, today is THE HIGHEST HOLIDAY (for me and "some" others) here, therefore I just drop in to shout three times:

    KÖLLLE ALAAAAF; KÖLLE ALAAAAAF; KÖLLE ALAAAAAF

     ChuggerDon't see you until next Wednesday, therefore  Mer lasse de Dom in Kölle, denn da jehört der hinn....


    Sabine 
    2/23/06 at 05:18 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Happy Birthday Sniv! 

     


    Meeressternchen 
    2/23/06 at 03:10 PM

    Comments:

    Daydreamer, you'll laugh! I downloaded the BSplayer, which I had deleted some time ago now, but played your file again with Nokia Multimedia player (as I attempted before) and there it went! Bizzare...Truly fiiting the music, nice clip!

    CatsPlay - watched the video, nice song and I loved the places with the light whitening!!


    CatsPlay 
    2/23/06 at 02:49 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    claudia,

     

    That still was part of that newspaper article that I think Sue scanned last week or so, but I don't think we've seen the actual image other than that one article.  Well, at least I hadn't.

     

    Thanks for finding it.  Hope we can find the bigger one.


    Claudia 
    2/23/06 at 02:42 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I think this is a new still from Snow Cake.  I found it at Rex.  Can anyone get a bigger version of it?

     

     


    Alanfan 
    2/23/06 at 12:36 PM

    Comments:

    Thank you darkzorro 93 that is the one I wanted.


    Daydreamer 
    2/23/06 at 10:14 AM

    Comments:
    Meeressternchen: I don't know what could be wrong. I would recommend BSplayer and to download also some new codecs pack. Hope it'll work
    Bluebeatbabe 
    2/23/06 at 10:04 AM

    Comments:
    Thanks Claudia, I've got it now !
    CatsPlay 
    2/23/06 at 09:57 AM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

     

    I've made a new video.  Details on downloading can be found at my LJ.   Feel free to comment over there.

     

     


    Claudia 
    2/23/06 at 09:25 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Bluebeatbabe, it was the fabulous Red Tango that did the 007 manip.  You can find it here in the Fashion Police section of her Alan Rickman Gallery

     

     


    Nahima 
    2/23/06 at 09:11 AM

    Comments:
    ¡Felicidades Sniv!
    Best wishes!



    bluebeatbabe 
    2/23/06 at 09:03 AM

    Comments:
    Claudia,
    Someone did a photo shop of Alan as 007 and now I can't find it on the GB ...He was wearing his wraparound sunglasses, I can't find it in the photobucket account , could you locate and put it back on the gb or in photobucket.
    Thanks
    Nicole 
    2/23/06 at 08:26 AM

    Comments:
    Happy Birthday Sniv! Enjoy your day!



    Claudia 
    2/23/06 at 08:20 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     

    Happy birthday Sniv!  I hope you are able to pop in to see your messages!  Have an AR kind of day!

     

    Dee, thank you for your site update.  Its positively eye popping!  *grin*

     

    Nicole, I do like Pale 3.  Twyker is a very talented person.

     

    Camerata, thanks for the new video upload.  I'll post it above as soon as I can. 

     

    Thanks for the short piece in honor of AR's birthday, Chalebh.  At least they got a good portion of it right.  I was quite surprised to hear his name mentioned on television and radio here in my area. 

     

    Kate, we have several librarians in this group so I am sure they feel your pain!  LOL

     

    Meeressternchen, thanks for the phone information.  I'm looking for a phone upgrade so that will help. 

     

    I'm of the notion that the caricature was done of AR from an angle and not an artist error.  The shadowing kind of gives that away, IMO.  I keep going back to look at it and I think I like it more each time I see it.  Although I do have a little problem with what he did with AR's throat. 

     


    Meeressternchen 
    2/23/06 at 08:03 AM

    Comments:

    Thank you for the reviews, they are appreciated! But I guess you got to see the picture in person especially because of this 3-D effect, which make sit interesting...  I have to agree that the two parts of his face are unequal, however, I do not know to what extent it may be a mistake of the painter. It may very well be that it is an effect of the sideview of AR's profile (it is def. a sideview) in mixture with the caricature element, so it may appear wrongly proportioned...

    Claudia, it is a Nokia phone, one of the newer models, but dunno which one exactly. I adore Nokia above all other mobile makers... BTW re: the legacy of taking pictures - I suppose cameras are generally not allowed (although I did not see a sign prohibiting it), but mobile phone cameras may be not so distructive as they don't have flashes usually... On the other hand, the mobiles should be switched off due to the noise.

    Daydreamer, I have downloaded your clip, but all players on my computer insist that either an undetected error has occured, or the files has a wrong format... Could you perhaps upload it again or would somebody mind sending it to me as an attachment?


    Kate 
    2/23/06 at 07:57 AM

    What is your location? England

    Comments:

    Having finished a day of heavy shelving at the library where I work (anyone who works in a library knows what its like on a school holiday, makes you want to cry at the mess) 

    I got home to a really nice surprise!!

     

    Not 1 but 2 fantastic music vids by Daydreamer and darkzorro93

     

    Thanks for making my day


    Chalebh 
    2/23/06 at 07:54 AM

    Comments:

    Should he feel honoured or … well … ?

     

    It’s nice that in one of my local newspapers they dedicated Alan Rickman a short article for his birthday, but does that mean to publish a bad researched article?

     

    Here’s what they printed.

    On 21th of February 1946 the British actor Alan Rickman was born in London.

     

    He just presented his newest film “Snow Cake” (with Sigourney Weaver) at the Berlinale. As a child he participated in school performances. During his study of design he acted in amateur productions. With a scholarship he was able to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He was a member of the Shakespeare Company for two years, played in the stage version of “Dangerous Liasions” and became well know to the TV audience as a sleazy politician in “The Barchester Chronicles”. Today he is one of the most sought-after actors of his country (“Harry Potter”. He lives with his partner, editor and politician, Rima Horton in Oxford.

    And in German: 

    Am 21. Februar 1946 wurde in London der britische Schauspieler Alan Rickman geboren.

    Gerade hat er auf der Berlinale seinen jüngsten Film „Snow Cake“ vorgestellt (mit Sigourney Weaver). Schon als Kind spielte er bei Schulaufführungen Theater. Während seines Designstudiums trat er bei Amateurinszenierungen auf. Mit einem Stipendium absolvierte er schließlich die Königliche Schauspielschule in London. Er war zwei Jahre Mitglied der „Shakespeare Company“, spielte in einer Bühnenfassung von „Gefährliche Liebschaften“ und erlangte beim Fernsehpublikum Bekanntheit als schmieriger Politiker in der BBC-Serie „The Barchester Chronicles“. heute gehört er zu den gefragtesten Darstellern seines Landes („Harry Potter“). Mit seiner Lebensgefährtin, der Lektorin und Politikerin Rima Horton, wohnt er in Oxford.

     

     

    Dee: Your art is absolutely brilliant.

     

    Chalebh


    AFNH 
    2/23/06 at 07:24 AM

    Comments:

    Just popping on to say Happy Birthday to Sniv - have a great one!


    darkzorro93 
    2/23/06 at 07:06 AM

    What is your location? Galaxy

    Comments:

    Glad u like it~~!!! What u said is great encouragement to my friend and i

    Alanfan, if i read u right, i think u may try the one on this page marked "no voice over".  it worth storing.


    Laura 
    2/23/06 at 05:19 AM

    Comments:

    I'm late but I want to thank Daydreamer and darkzorro for the videos, I just was able to watch them and they are beautiful!!!, thank you for making them and for sharing!

    Thank you ,Emily for the gossip and CatsPlay for the new infos on MNiRC

    I hope I didn't forget anyone, thank you all for everything

    Laura


    Chris 
    2/23/06 at 03:34 AM

    Comments:

    Darkzorro93, you shouldn`t laugh at your efforts, it WAS a great video! Hope we`ll see more of your work! Cheers!


    Daydreamer 
    2/22/06 at 07:15 PM

    Comments:
    thank you all for your kind words about my video! I'm very happy you liked it

    darkzorro93: sure you may keep the video on your computer. I'll also try to put it later on more permanent link so it'll stay on my lj as the rest of my videos, so it can be downloaded anytime.
    Pitty, I have to wait till weekend to see your video (I have dsl data restricted internet connection)

    Linda: I use Vegas movie studio 4. And how I get such good quality - don't know - I use DivX 4 codecs or lately also mpeg4 codecs to make DVD's to avi files and that's all. Some are worser quality - those movies are taped from TV. If you have any other questions, you can email me

    Veronika: jej, ahoj! prvý Slovák, ktorého tu okrem seba stretám
    Alanfan 
    2/22/06 at 05:07 PM

    Comments:

    Many thanks for the vid Darkzorro93. It whetted my appetite    for the vid of the English version of the press conference but there have been so many and I have forgotten who produced it could someone remind me please, as I would like to download it to my files.


    Cyntilla 
    2/22/06 at 05:05 PM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:
    Quote:
    I covered the right part and it looks like he might 20 years from now when everything has gone south!


    What do you think?


    Same thing! Please, don't throw anything to me, but I must say that: he looks like Billy Nighy in this portrait!
    Don't get me wrong, I love our dear Billy, but... I think I'll spend some time with my trusty PhotoShop trying to do something useful...

    Meeressternchen -
    thank you so much for sharing! I was really curious to see it!


    Jan 
    2/22/06 at 04:58 PM

    Comments:

     

    Dee -  WW!

    What an Adam!


    Jan 
    2/22/06 at 04:50 PM

    Comments:

    Okee dokee - here's what I discovered looking at the portrait:

     

                                      

    His right                                    His left

     

    Doesn't his right side look much older than his left side? The bag under his eye is much bigger and his jowl droops mugh more. You might have to look at them bigger to actually see it.

     


    Peekabooh 
    2/22/06 at 04:00 PM

    Comments:
    Claudia, no worries.

    Daydreamer and Darkzorro93, thank you so much for the wonderful vids. Both of them are made with love and care. Thanks for sharing.

    Emily, thanks for sharing the sighting. Oh imagine, I was in London yesterday.... you are telling me I could have had a close encounter????? If only I knew... *sigh*


    Nicole 
    2/22/06 at 03:44 PM

    Comments:
    darkzorro, well done! It looks great! I also love the sights at the end!

    Camerata 
    2/22/06 at 03:39 PM

    What is your location? France

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

    Comments:
    Dee : Woow, still a beautiful work !

    CatsPlay : oh, that's sad for MniRC

    Daydreamer : Great video !!!

    Darkzorro93 : Wonderful video too !

    I've upload again the ARTE video I've recorded because on Yousendit the link is erased after 1 week so if you want, Claudia you will put it here but I know, the sound sucks LOL

    http://s19.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2M41I1ZULVBMS0O1FX0XMXV4HU



    Veronika 
    2/22/06 at 03:35 PM

    What is your location? Slovakia

    Comments:
    Daydreamer: Your MV is perfect, thank you sooooooooooooooooooo much

    Nicole 
    2/22/06 at 03:26 PM

    Comments:
    Dee, I love your ARt!

    Peekabooh & Meeressternchen thank you for sharing your National Gallery reports! Have to go there.

    Emily thank you for the sighting! BTW I went to THAT particular Marks & Sparks yesterday evening.... I think I was at cashier 7 too.. Why wasn't I lucky??

    Daydreamer
    I totally love your MV! It is so emotional! Thank you!

    Claudia, do you like Pale 3?



    Dee 
    2/22/06 at 02:42 PM

    Comments:

    Meeressternchen - Thanks for posting that photo you nabbed at the gallery. Is it "legal" to take photos there? I really want a good clear shot of the entire work for my website, but certainly wouldn't want to get anyone in trouble. If they won't toss the photographer in jail (is that the right word in London?), if someone goes again, would you mind sharing the pix and any write up? Please!

    In thanks, feel free to check out the new exhibits on my Famous ARt site. You don't have to roam the whole site just to see the new stuff. Just click the "new exhibits" link on the right just under the banner.

     

      http://www.famousartbydee.com

    "Adam and Eve" Art Deco 1932

    By Tamara de Lempicka


     


    darkzorro93 
    2/22/06 at 02:24 PM

    What is your location? Bed

    Comments:

    Linda, thank you!~ people here are all so kind...

    now i have to sleep or several hours later my teacher will be surprised to find a panda (blace rims around eyes) sitting in his classroom!~ time difference, sigh...bye

     

    wave~


    darkzorro93 
    2/22/06 at 02:07 PM

    What is your location? Paradise

    Comments:

    Claudia, Catsplay, u love it?? oh, reaaalllly? now, i'm laughing actually~~~hahahaha, for finally i can do something for u after getting so much wonderful things from here. HE always makes things better! and i will try to make a better one next time!

    Meeresternchen, thank u for that portrait. i like it, somehow it touches me. He looks both deep and poetic. But i also agree that the two half parts of his face are inharmonious, just a bit weird, esp the right part.


    Linda 
    2/22/06 at 01:54 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    darkzorro93 THANK YOU for your fantastic video of the Berlinale That's really a nice idea how to commemorate Alan's stay in Germany.


    Jules 
    2/22/06 at 01:50 PM

    What is your location? England

    Comments:

    Quote:
    Jules: that Snow Cake video was posted here on ARDHGB by Jelena (thank you Jelena again!
     

     

    Daydreamer, thank you so much for leading me in the right direction.

     

    And annette, thank you very much for sending me the file.  It was very kind of you ... and, you've got mail.

     

    I watched that particular SC clip with my jaw near the floor.  It's gorgeous!  "... You are verrry beautiful!" and "... it's what I came round for!"  It looks like Alex has a lotta chemistry going on there with Maggie!  I expect Maggie more than "really liked him" after their "roll in the hay" <---- as some journalist described it.

     

    And just think we have to wait for the release of Snow Cake until after the leaves fall from the trees! *sobs*


    CatsPlay 
    2/22/06 at 01:48 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    darkzorro93, WOW, what a wonderful video to commemorate AR at the Berlinale -- I love it!  Thanks for sharing!


    Claudia 
    2/22/06 at 01:42 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     darkzorro93!  Your first music video is a wonderful success!

     


    Claudia 
    2/22/06 at 01:35 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Peekabooh!  I'm so sorry...I totally missed your report and thoughts on AR's portrait at The National Gallery from last night!  And thank you Meeressternchen too for your thoughts AND the image.   

     

    I have to admit....surprise!!!...that I like the portrait.  If only the image could have captured the 3-D effect! 

     

    Thank you to both of you for sharing with us!

     

    Em! That's great news!  Means he's back at home. 

     

    BTW, Meeresternchen, do you mind sharing what kind of camera phone you are using that made such a good size, clearer (than most camera phone) image? 

     

     

     

     

     


    Nahima 
    2/22/06 at 01:29 PM

    Comments:
    Jan, you're absolutely right.

    I prefer the right half of the portrait (his left side).

    Seems to be a caricature/exhibition/season, recently one of our exponents of this art, Arturo Yepez, published a book with his creations and many others colaborations.
    His style main characteristic is his extraordinaire sense of humor, I'll love to see an AR cartoon made by Yepez.
    Peekabooh 
    2/22/06 at 01:29 PM

    Comments:
    Meeressternchen, thank you so much for capturing the picture I was not able to capture.... Thanks for your opinion too, I still don´t like it but that´s just me.... And I absolutely like the one of J.K. Rowling, I agree with you about that one.

    sue 
    2/22/06 at 01:19 PM

    Comments:
    Jan you need to upload your picture to Photobucket before we can see it. Use Claudia's link above.
    sue 
    2/22/06 at 01:17 PM

    Comments:
    Thanks for the pic Meeressternchen. I like it but then I liked most of the stuff on the artist's webpage.
    darkzorro93 
    2/22/06 at 01:10 PM

    What is your location? MAD PARADISE

    Comments:

    Hi all,
    Oh, at last......done. My MV has been uploaded successfully!~ Poor me...maybe i should laugh now? as HE said
    This MV is about AR in that Berlin Film Festival. Our first try~
    after your rotten eggs please give me some advice. that's all!

    Here is the link :
    http://s22.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0BDW4PA5S36XU3K9Q92FUVW57B


    Jan 
    2/22/06 at 01:06 PM

    Comments:

    Meeressternchen - Thank you for the picture of the portrait.

     

    I liked it in a way and didn't in another. So, thinking that it's taken at an angle to avoid reflections, I put it in my Corel Photopaint and widened his face. That helped - he didn't look so stretched out. But it still didn't look right, particularly his right eye (the left side of the portrait). So I covered the left part (his right) and it looked like him. I covered the right part and it looks like he might 20 years from now when everything has gone south!

     

    What do you think? 


    Linda 
    2/22/06 at 12:44 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

     

    DAYDREAMER your video is just awesome!!! The song is SO emotional, it nearly made me cry!!!

    Can you please please please tell me what programme you used for making it and how you get such a good quality??? I did a video, too, but the quality is not nearly as good as yours... If you told me then I could make mine in such a good quality, too and share it with you all  


    Hikity 
    2/22/06 at 12:29 PM

    Comments:

    DAYDREAMER, I am SPEECHLESS - beautiful both the composition and the music, thank you a thousand times TV 3 World Kindness Day 1you absolutely rock! 


    Emily 
    2/22/06 at 12:29 PM

    Comments:

    According to the Brit gossip site Popb*tch.com, AR was spotted at the cashier at Marks & Spencer today. Person did not see what he was buying. That is all.


    Nahima 
    2/22/06 at 12:29 PM

    Comments:
    Thanks Meeressternchen for the photo-portrait!

    I'm not sure if I like it.
    Suppose I miss his smile...
    CatsPlay 
    2/22/06 at 12:07 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    Oh, Thank you Meeressternchen!!  It is wonderful that we get to see it.  It gives me the feeling of being 'poignant'.  I think I like it.  Wish  I could see it in person.


    Nahima 
    2/22/06 at 12:04 PM

    Comments:
    Ooopss... smiley blooper here.

    In my prior post I wanted to put the one who is praying NOT "tonguing".


    Nahima 
    2/22/06 at 12:01 PM

    Comments:
    Daydreamer, your video is EXCELLENT!
    You are a very gifted artist, thanks for sharing
    it with us.

    CatsPlay, how sad news...
    However, I still have hope about the play coming
    to America. It's just a matter of time and be patient. ray:

    Good day to all!
    GolfWizard 
    2/22/06 at 12:01 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:
    Re: My Name is Rachel Corrie  and timing issues.

    I for one am not surprised. Considering the Danish cartoons business, in my opinion now is not the time for a play of this nature to be opening in New York. The play in and of itself is about one young woman and her thoughts and feelings about protecting the people who live in a war zone. Unfortunately, right now there are too many interest groups (for both sides in the conflict in Palestine) who will no doubt try to use this play as an excuse for their own purposes and actions.

    I'm sure the play WILL come to North America but am also relieved in a way that it won't be now.  I would worry about the security of the actress.
    Meeressternchen 
    2/22/06 at 11:58 AM

    Comments:
    Sorry, I meant of course PeekabooH

    Meeressternchen 
    2/22/06 at 11:57 AM

    Comments:
    Peekaboo, and others who're interested, I have been today to the National Gallery (since I was in the ENO, which is virtually facing its corner) and popped in.


    Beside the portrait gallery of celebrities they do also have one of politicians (photographs) and self-portraits (ground floor) along with an interesting one upstairs! Anyhow, I must disagree - although I do not particularly like caricatures, I quite liked the works there. Especially Joanne Rowling's portrait is fabulous in 3-D (the picture in internet does not do justice); her personality and message are clearly visible. The text next to the portrait explains all the elements (three eggs, sky behind the window, table) based on her background (her being an imaginative child, her children, HP writing) and also tells about the painter's visits. It is amazing really, as he cut her out of the acutal painting and other stuff like the heating and placed it accordingly into the space...There are many other portraits, one gallery dedicated to the actors in a little chamber and provides an explanation of such portraits, i.e. that the painter actually studied theatre and is still so much taken by it, that his sympathy for the actors is great, hence the heading "Most people are other people" in regards to the profession. Also it is stated that each painting has the purpose to provide a piece of the actor's character, is in a sense very personalized.


    Adding to this I can only say that I totally agree with the text (which is BTW next to AR's portrait) and the caricatures were done not to redicule, which is usually their aspect, but to enhance the feautures of the character. AR is seen (pencil drawing on carton, cut out, shaped, glued to another piece of carton - 3-D effect) with sad eyes, looking into nowhere (probably landscape? Remember that bit with looking out of the window?), with hair giving space to the front of his head, relaxed, white shirt. Calm. I daresay that may be very well his current state - not that he is sad, but more calm somehow... I may be wrong, but that is my opinion. So, and after the long post the link to the picture (yes, I took it with my mobile...)


    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c250/Stacey43/22022006002.jpg


    Lucy 
    2/22/06 at 11:41 AM

    What is your location? ga

    Comments:
    Forgot to wish Alan a Happy 60th!

    Now I know what they mean by "sexagenerian."


    Alanfan 
    2/22/06 at 11:16 AM

    Comments:

    Daydreamer, I don't know about perfect, which it was.  i#It was inspired. I've watched it loads of times now.

     

    Could someone do something with Take Me With You do you think?  Not hinting or anything, just hope full.


    maniac 
    2/22/06 at 10:55 AM

    What is your location? Hungary

    Comments:

    CatsPlay: that's really very sad. They say the play is so good that it would deserve much more acknowledgement; and now they postpone it, after it won best play, best director, and, as I recall, best actress, too! Damn politics! Alan would deserve it!


    darkzorro93 
    2/22/06 at 10:36 AM

    What is your location? Shanghai, China

    Comments:

    Daydreamer  i download your MV. It's amazing, extremely beautiful!! Hope u don't mind i keep it in my pc and share it with my Chinese friends! All the clips are just so clear!! God knows how we people in Chi may get such clear version...

     

    Claudia  thank u for the suggestion. i am now struggling to upload it on YOUSENDIT, i've no idea if this will work, may AR bless me. it's the very first time we try to make an MV, so...........in fact, i feel a little bit nervous, especially after being shocked by Daydreamer's wonderful work... 


    Claudia 
    2/22/06 at 10:19 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Thank you for staying on this and letting us know, CatsPlay. 

     

    After I thought about it though, this shouldn't be very much a surprise.  The whole incident has seemed very much on the iffy side for me.  After The Royal Court made that very unusual solicitation for donations and a good solid announcement was never made although articles were publishing dates in March.  It really just didn't seem real to me. 

     

    Well, maybe it will eventually make it over here.  *crossing fingers*

     

     


    BLUEBEATBABE 
    2/22/06 at 10:18 AM

    What is your location? SHEFFIELD -UK

    Comments:
    CATSPLAY....Thanks for going to so much time and effort to secure that information.... Quelle Domage... but, who knows , what reason, finance, politics, time restraints, theatre size , one or all of these.

    Hopefully, there might be a further run in the UK, and I hope not just the Metroplis !

    Disappointed though for all our friends in the USA.
    Keep the faith...Alan will not let this one just disappear!

    Oh, by the way, we won't shoot you, we'll just use a SPOON ! Alan will KILL you...metaphorically speaking, of course !!!!
    CatsPlay 
    2/22/06 at 09:28 AM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:


    Please Don't Kill the Messenger....

    I have some disappointing news to report this morning about the possibility of My Name is Rachel Corrie coming to New York.  Claudia and I agreed that I should hold this news until after the AR birthday festivities as to not bring down the mood.

    Over the past three weeks, I have been in contact with the New York Theater Workshop.  I had established contact with them via email, and throughout those conversations they had indicated that nothing was 'definite', but that announcment was to be forthcoming this week.  I had also been calling them once per week just as a double check, and each time I called, they said nothing was 'definite', but early last week they gave a strong indication that an 'announcment' was coming late last week, or this week.

    Through my conversations with them, it was apparent that they are an extremely small theater.  I had inquired about the best way to obtain tickets for opening night, and they explained that they don't ever sell tickets to opening night, nor do they make them available to their 'members'.  They indicated the theater controlled and distributed opening night tickets (I assume to VIPS, reviewers, or whomever). 

    NYTW sells their tickets via Telecharge, so I was also checking the Telecharge site on a daily basis.  Yesterday, I was elated to find that a full listing for MNiRC, with preview and play run dates, ticket information, as well as info on post-talk discussions with post-performance discussions after every show, (woot!)  featuring a variety  of artists, journalists, and cultural commentators (details were not provided). I then called New York Theater Workshop to inquire about these post-talk discussions and to discuss the best method for obtaining tickets.

    To my surprise, they indicated that they had indefinitely postponed the production, and that the information should not have appeared on Telecharge.  Needless to say it was an awkward conversation and the gentleman on the phone sounded somewhat flabbergasted.   When I tried to press him a bit more, the phone person indicated it would probably be a year or more before the production would be reconsidered.

    At that point, I emailed my contact (who is the Artistic Director), seeking a definitive answer and any explanation that could be provided.  His response was,

    "We have postponed the production indefinitely.  We were unable to make it happen in the very tight time frame that emerged.  It may be reappearing in London."

    I thanked him for the info, and asked if he knew if the play was in dicsussion with any other theaters in NYC, or if things were a lost cause at this point.  His response was as follows,

    "I really don’t know.  I think it is unlikely for a NY production in the next few months.  London seems more possible."


    Needless to say I was extremely disappointed, as I'm sure many of you are.  Again, maybe some miracle will occur, but I am just reporting to you the information, which seems pretty credible to me at this point.  Realizing the situation, in the midst of things yesterday I did screencap all of the pages from Telecharge, for posterity sake, I guess.  The information was removed from Telecharge yesterday, within a few hours of my initial conversation with them.  You can view them here:

     

    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c364/catsplay/mnirc1.jpg

    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c364/catsplay/mnirc2.jpg

    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c364/catsplay/mnirc3.jpg

    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c364/catsplay/mnirc4.jpg


    If anyone knows or finds out anything different on this subject, or about another run in London, I am sure that everyone here would be very grateful to hear about it.

    The frustrating thing is that it was obviously SO CLOSE (info posted and ready to go on Telecharge, etc).  Timing (OOTP?).  Political?  It's such a shame.

     


    Chris 
    2/22/06 at 09:20 AM

    Comments:

    Daydreamer, I just watched your video...what can I say? It`s splendid! Abssolutely beautiful! The choice of music was a very inspired one, the sing is divine and the way you arranged the clips!

     

    More, more, the crowd shots!


    Claudia 
    2/22/06 at 09:14 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Ohhh goodness! That article is a bit on the hateful side, isn't it?  And I agree, they need to check their facts. 

     

    Thanks Daydreamer. It was worth the wait! 

     

     


    Daydreamer 
    2/22/06 at 08:46 AM

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

    Comments:
    yes, I was able to upload the video to yousendit, so it should work till yousendit link expire.

    AR VoiceAdorer, annette, Alanfan, Jules: thank you very much! I'm happy you enjoyed the video

    Alanfan: Yes, I know it's from Anna and the King. That's where I heard the song and I thought that it would be perfect for a video

    Jules: that Snow Cake video was posted here on ARDHGB by Jelena (thank you Jelena again!

    Claudia: the link to video is here
    http://dreamingallday.livejournal.com/49345.html
    sue 
    2/22/06 at 08:32 AM

    Comments:

    Google News just threw up this LINK on JEWS WHO HATE ISRAEL.

     

    A Quote:

     

    Quote:
    FP: What impact have the accusers had in America, Europe and Israel?


    Alexander: Tremendous. People like the late Yeshayahu Leibowitz, an Israeli philosopher, were virtually unknown in Europe until he began to promote his Israel-accented version of the Israeli-Nazi equation. In England, the virulent attack on Israel, more obscene in its particulars than in almost any other European country, is dominated by Jewish figures: the playwright Harold Pinter, the three Roses, the actor Alan Rickman, and so on ad nauseam. The academic boycott of Israel was launched by British Jews.

     

    The guy, Edward Alexander, professor emeritus of English, University of Washington is entitled to his opinions but maybe he should get his facts straight first!

     


    Claudia 
    2/22/06 at 08:06 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     

    Welcome aboard, cemre, Kate, Anna Svensson, arin, alanissnape, Amyville, Bina, Marlaina, Angie GUO BROWN, Shondra, Rulez!  Glad to have you here and I hope you will have fuh with us.

     

    Well!  Yesterday was quite an exciting day, wasn't it?  All the birthday greetings were great and each one had its own style. Thanks for celebrating the big day here with us. 

     

    Daydreamer, I missed out on your video.    Any chance you would upload it agan and post the link for we more unfortunate people?  *grin*

     

    darkzorro93, there are several sites now that will allow you to share your video.  If you want people to be able to download it to their computers, you can use YouSendIt or Megaupload.  There are others out there but I'm not familiar with them.  If you just want to share the video and now allow it to be downloaded, you can use YouTube.  Hope this helps.  Can't wait to see your video.   


    AFNH 
    2/22/06 at 07:53 AM

    Comments:

    Leanne - you're not the only one who is late!

    As I couldn't access the internet yesterday,
    I can only wish our Man a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and hope he had a great one!

    Mr Rickman!!!!


    Sorry, this is a private entry which is only viewable by the guestbook owner.

    [View Entry]

    Jules 
    2/22/06 at 05:03 AM

    What is your location? England

    Comments:

    DayDreamer, that is a beautiful video, and your clips go perfectly with the  song lyrics.  Thanks for sharing.  But, oh my, I haven't seen that Snow Cake clip you have at the end.  Is it available anywhere for download?


    Rulez 
    2/22/06 at 04:27 AM

    What is your location? Russia

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://mr-alan-rickman.narod.ru

    Comments:
    Happy Birthday Alan!
    Russian rickmaniacs are wish you good health, much new lead roles and...TO BE IN OUR LIVES! Because Alan is in our hearts forever!


    Alanfan 
    2/22/06 at 03:57 AM

    Comments:

    Daydreamer, you wonderful, wonderful, clever person you. That is a favorite piece of music of mine. It's from Anna and the King and I think it's one of the best.When I hear that song I always think of Alan. It's worth watching the film just to hear the song, on the DVD they have it as a extra.

     

    It's a grouse of mine that the best songs in films are when the credits are going up and everyone gets up to go home and they play songs like that and the one Alan wrote at the end of WG and many more.

     

     


    annette 
    2/22/06 at 03:05 AM

    What is your location? france

    Comments:

    hello again!

     

    daydreamer: i downloaded it again and now it works just fine!

     

    it's sooo beautiful!!! thank you!!!


    annette 
    2/22/06 at 02:55 AM

    What is your location? france

    Comments:

    new promo-pics about gof on:

     

    http://www.veritaserum.com/galleries//displayimage.php?pos=-16764


    AR VoiceAdorer 
    2/22/06 at 02:21 AM

    What is your location? Cologne, Germany

    Comments:
    Daydreamer, the video is great. Thanks for sharing

    darkzorro93 
    2/22/06 at 01:59 AM

    What is your location? Shanghai, China

    Comments:

    Hi,

    My friend and i just finished an MV with AR in Berlin as the theme. Can anyone be so kind to tell me where i can upload it? It's about 50M. We want to share it with all you fantastic AR FANS.


    Shondra 
    2/21/06 at 10:07 PM

    What is your location? Brooklyn, New York

    Comments:

    I adore Alan Rickman!! He has inspired me to follow my dreams of becoming and actress and for that i will always be greatful! Happy Birthday Alan!Alan%20banner3


    Angie GUO BROWN 
    2/21/06 at 09:29 PM

    What is your location? SHANGHAI, CHINA

    Comments:
    I love ALAN RICKMAN.
    He is the very person that drives me mad.
    HE is elegant and gorgeous with shining smile !
    Marlaina 
    2/21/06 at 08:16 PM

    What is your location? Houston, Texas

    Comments:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALAN!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope it was great!!


    CatsPlay 
    2/21/06 at 07:10 PM

    Comments:

    Digging around about Stuart Pearson Wright, he did do an interesting 3D portrait of JL Rowling, here

     

    http://books.guardian.co.uk/graphic/0,10266,1564556,00.html


    CatsPlay 
    2/21/06 at 07:02 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    Thanks, Peekabooh. 

     

    Hope we are able to find a pic of it sometime in the future, sounds interesting at least.


    Peekabooh 
    2/21/06 at 06:59 PM

    What is your location? almost in bed now

    Comments:
    Okay a description;
    It´s about 60 by 80 centimeters (don´t know the inches so fellow GBérs HELP). Like I said, it´s a caricature and it shows Alan sitting on a chair (I suppose). Oh yeah, it´s him, no mistake possible, his face to the right. It didn´t make a resemblance to a picture I might have seen before, so the pose was quite new to me. It´s in exactly the same colour as the one in the link below and I didn´t like it. Dunno why not, maybe it´s because I don´t like caricatures, maybe because the way Stuart Pearson Wright portraited him. My first intention was; too hard, too hard of an expression in his face, he deserves much more than this (does that sounds weird???). I just don´t know how to explain properly, maybe I´m the only person who dislikes it. Well I think it´s only a matter of time when this portrait will show up somewhere on the worldwideweb and you will be able to discuss it and either love it or hate it.

    Is there someone else out here who have seen this portrait and would like to make a comment??? We´d love to hear your opinion.


    CatsPlay 
    2/21/06 at 06:23 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    Awww, Peekabooh, what a fun way to spend AR's birthday, though!  Can you maybe describe it for us though?  How big is it?  What is the setting?  Does it look like him?  You know we love those DETAILS! 


    Peekabooh 
    2/21/06 at 06:21 PM

    Comments:

    So sorry I screwed that link up......

     

    http://www.npg.org.uk/live/womostpeople.asp


    Peekabooh 
    2/21/06 at 06:19 PM

    What is your location? back home

    Comments:
    Hi there,

    I´ve been to London today (went for a nice cup of tea and a piece of birthday cake but unfortunately, Alan didn´t show up) and went to the National Portrait Gallery;

    http:www.npg.org.uk/live/womostpeople.asp

    to see Alan´s portrait.

    Unfortunately I wasn´t able to make a picture and there weren´t any postcard available of the caricature (because that´s what it was). Actually I wasn´t charmed by it anyways but I would have loved to share it with you all. So sorry I couldn´t capture it for you.

    As I said, I didn´t like it that much. It was a good caricature, if you like those kind of things.But I wouldn´t travel to go to see it though.



    kathy 
    2/21/06 at 06:10 PM

    What is your location? freezing ARkansas

    Comments:

    Just wanted to drop in and join the party, say hi to all and wish the birthday boy all the best.

     

     

     

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALAN RICKMAN

    MAY HEALTH AND HAPPINESS BE ALWAYS YOURS

     


    Leanne 
    2/21/06 at 06:06 PM

    What is your location? Glasgow

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

    Comments:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR RICKMAN!

    Hope you had a wonderful day and your letter is in the post!

     

     

     

    I can't believe how late I am in getting here!

    (its almost midnight in the UK)

    So my appologies to Mr R for nearly missing it!!

    All the best for the future and may you never change!

    Lots of Love

    Leanne

    -x-


    emerys 
    2/21/06 at 05:28 PM

    What is your location? Paris

    Comments:

    Pour vos 60 ans je vous souhaite un très bon anniversaire Mr Rickman.


    Daydreamer 
    2/21/06 at 05:22 PM

    Comments:
    about the video problem - I don't know why it won't work. It works fine on my pc, so it probably hasn't uploaded properly. Savefile had some issues lately. But I won't be able to reupload it until the weekend. So sorry.
    annette 
    2/21/06 at 05:11 PM

    What is your location? france

    Comments:

    hello everybody!

     

    daydreamer i'm a bit sad that i couldn't see your new video, it stopped right at the beginning although it downloaded ok

     

    it seemed so nice!

     

    maybe my computer refuses to take some more alan? -IMPOSSIBLE! lol


    Nicole 
    2/21/06 at 05:03 PM

    Comments:
    Claudia, that's a shame! I hope she will be reliable and teach you perfect German anyway!

    I have downloaded some Pale 3 music and it actually sounds quite interesting.


    Bina 
    2/21/06 at 04:16 PM

    What is your location? Wuppertal, Germany

    Comments:

    Hi all!

    I have been around for approx. 2 weeks now and think that I should at least let you know how much I love this site. So many friendly people from all over the world.

    The download haven really is a download heaven! Would love to contribute but you all are so very much quicker in finding news, photos, etc. about AR. Therefore I doubt that you will hear much from me in future. But I will nevertheless stay around if you don’t mind.


    Last but not least:

    Happy Birthday, Alan!


    Ness 
    2/21/06 at 04:14 PM

    What is your location? Tampa, FL

    Comments:

    Hope wherever he is, Alan is having a great time!

     

    Thanks for answering my questiong the other day, Ali-Pat.

     

    Did you guys notice that Alan won his weekly vote on "Hello!"?  I think that's cool, though I suspect they rigged the last vote...

     

    Also, Mugglenet is reporting that someone got a letter from Melanie saying he's scheduled to shoot OotP this April  YAY!  I was so worried about that.  Alan just HAS to do OotP and HBP.  I'm not sure if I want him to do the last book.  Depends on whether Snape lives or how he dies.  But Alan is Snape to me and I don't think anyone else could do the part now.

     


    Bluebeatbabe 
    2/21/06 at 04:09 PM

    What is your location? Sheffield-UK

    Comments:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALAN

    SCINTILLATING AT SIXTY !

    THE MOST GIFTED AND SEXIEST MAN ON THE PLANET!

    WARMEST WISHES FOR A TRULY MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY!

    YOU ARE THE COOLEST DUDE IN YOUR SUNSHADES!!!

     


    Amyville 
    2/21/06 at 04:08 PM

    What is your location? Calgary, Canada

    Comments:

    60 & Sexy!

     

    Happy Birthday

     Mr. Rickman!

     

    Cheers!

     


    Daydreamer 
    2/21/06 at 04:03 PM

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

    Comments:
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALAN RICKMAN!


    Also, I made new music-video:
    http://dreamingallday.livejournal.com/49345.html
    Enjoy
    Island Girl 
    2/21/06 at 03:38 PM

    What is your location? The Island from the DT at Claudia;s Solo Flights

    Comments:
    Happy Birthday Alan and welcome to the other Island Girl-come on over to the downtime on Claudia's Solo Flights. We have a blast.

    Lyd 
    2/21/06 at 03:30 PM

    What is your location? Barcelona

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

    Comments:

    Because I so totally couldn't miss such an occasion.

     

    Happy Birthday Mr. Rickman!


    alanissnape 
    2/21/06 at 03:25 PM

    What is your location? germany

    Comments:



    Joining the party!
    Happy Birthday Mr. Rickman!
    Wir wünschen Ihnen alles Gute.


    arin 
    2/21/06 at 02:47 PM

    What is your location? perth ,ontario,canada

    Comments:
    you probably got this from so many people already but HAPPY BIRTHDAY ^_^artytimeartytimeartytime
    Anna Svensson 
    2/21/06 at 02:33 PM

    What is your location? Långshyttan in Dalarna in Swedwe

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

    Comments:

    Happy Birthday too you Alan !!!!!

     


    Anna Svensson 
    2/21/06 at 02:29 PM

    What is your location? långshyttan in Dalarna in Sweden

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

    Comments:

     for suits a great page.

    i´m a Alan fan too, and this rely is a download heaven.

    i´m from Sweden sow a picture ore a film is probably the closest i´m ever gonna come too Alan, sow fore me this is very mouts heaven. Ones agen fore this heavenly page!!!!


    Claudia 
    2/21/06 at 01:57 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

      Hello cemre, darkzorro93, islandgirl, and Kate!  Welcome aboard!  I hope you'll have fun with us.

     


    Sabine S. 
    2/21/06 at 01:47 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Dear Mr. Rickman!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    I wish you all the Best! Straight from my heart.

    I hope you have a lovely Day!

     

    Love...Sabine


    Roxysue 
    2/21/06 at 01:45 PM

    Comments:

    Joining in with you all to wish a great actor with the most beautiful voice in the world a very:

     

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALAN!

     

      


    Kate 
    2/21/06 at 01:21 PM

    What is your location? England

    Comments:

    First time here!!!

     

    What great fans Alan has

    Happy Birthday Alan Rickman!!!

     

     

    Hope to visit the site again


    Jules 
    2/21/06 at 12:28 PM

    What is your location? England

    Comments:

    Wow, the page is alive with colour!

     

    Happy Birthday, Alan!

     

     

     

    To the greatest actor ever!  Have a wonderful day and good health and lots of happiness in the year ahead.

     


    islandgirl 
    2/21/06 at 12:21 PM

    Comments:
    Hang loose bro....




    darkzorro93 
    2/21/06 at 11:46 AM

    What is your location? Shanghai, China

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://shuda.aa.topzj.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=16362&page=

    Comments:

    Hello everybody,

     

    Just Like everyone new here, the first thing i want to say is "3X A LOT!!!" In a way, this place is HAVEN, as long as for AR fans

    It takes me quite a long time to gather the courage to finally say something here.

    and obviously the most impotant word to say today is

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. RICKMAN !!!

    WISH U ALL THE BEST!!!

    ÉúÈÕ¿ìÀÖ,ÓÀÔ¶ÄÇô¿É°®µÄLT!

    BTW, takes the cool & cute manner with u as always


    cemre 
    2/21/06 at 11:25 AM

    Comments:

    HAPPY BÝRTHDAY.I AM FROM TURKEY AND I LOVE YOU.MAYBE YOU COME TURKEY FOR A HOLÝDAY,WE ARE A BEAUTÝFUL COUNTRY.WE LOVE YOUU


    Sarah 
    2/21/06 at 11:19 AM

    What is your location? UK

    Comments:

    Theres nothing else I can add to all the wonderful birthday wishes to the OooA except ny own little contribution:

    and a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALAN RICKMAN 

    and its a pity he doesnt read this but then again theres always that maybe........


    Alfan 
    2/21/06 at 11:12 AM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    Oh yah, i forgot. A report from a fan that got a letter from Melanie Parker says that Alan will be filming his scenes for The Order of The Phoenix in April,,, So looks like he is in, like he was ever out.


    Claudia 
    2/21/06 at 10:17 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Ohhh I DO have an excellent German teacher but I can't always get to her when I need to!    

     

    I did translate the page and it does have some interesting facts about TT.  For instance, Pale 3 did a piece for Matrix: Revolution.  I'm in the process of listening to the downloaded sound files now. 

     

     


    Nicole 
    2/21/06 at 09:56 AM

    Comments:

    Claudia, you're welcome! I really thought you had such a good German teacher that you didn't need Babel Fish.


    Alfan 
    2/21/06 at 09:48 AM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    Happy Birthday buddy!!!!!

     

     


    Linda 
    2/21/06 at 09:09 AM

    Comments:

    Hmm... Pity.

    But thank you very much for the information, Claudia!!!

    All right, I'm going to celebrate Alan's birthday now by... going to the dentist  HAVE A NICE DAY! Byebye


    Jan 
    2/21/06 at 09:08 AM

    Comments:

    Happy Birthday

    Alan Rickman

    Thank you for making us

     Laugh

     Think

     and Feel

    May you have many more happy birthdays and bring many more memorable characters to life!


    Sweemi 
    2/21/06 at 08:59 AM

    What is your location? China

    Comments:

    Happy Birthday to  AR!

     

    ÉúÈÕ¿ìÀÖ£¡£¡  (happy birthday in chinese)


    Claudia 
    2/21/06 at 08:53 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     

    Wanted to send out a proper hello and welcome to some new names.  Hi Pauline, Tut, AME, Marianne, Veronika, and dash-d!  Welcome to our group and I hope you will enjoy our little group.

     

    Also, there are lots of names this morning that haven't posted in a while!   Hi to you all and I'm glad to see you back!

     

    Thanks for the link to the TT music, Nicole.  I'll check it out more a little later.  I'm going to have to use Babel Fish.  LOL

     

    Hikity, some of those wallpapers are nice.  I think I have to agree with you on the best one out of the bunch.  But I don't (as I know you don't) understand anyone buying a wallpaper though.  Not when there are soooo many talented, giving people here and around the AR online world that make papers far more superior to some of those. 

     


    Claudia 
    2/21/06 at 08:40 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Unforunately Linda, the Just Giving site only accepts credit/debit card donations at this time.  So your gift wouldn't be added to this total but there are lots of other ways to give to RADA.  For instance, purchasing items from RADA Enterprises  where the proceeds to directly to the school.  I'm sorry I can't be of more help. 

     

     

       


    Pauline 
    2/21/06 at 08:29 AM

    Comments:
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR RICKMAN!

    Have you people realised that AR is now a SEXagenarian?

    Sorry - couldn't resist that.

    I'm new here - just like to say thanks Claudia and all the rest of you talented people for setting up such an amazing site!




    Linda 
    2/21/06 at 08:21 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Claudia

    And I've got another question about the RADA donation. How exactely does it work? Can I donate from Germany, because you have to give english pounds and here in Germany it's Euros... And I'm not 18 yet (2 months ) so I can't donate via credit card either. Is there any way I can give some money none the less?!


    Claudia 
    2/21/06 at 08:13 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    No worry, Linda.  Picture size fixed.

     


    Claudia 
    2/21/06 at 08:10 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    As Ali-Pat mentioned the other day, let's not forget the RADA donation!  The page will be available even after his special day so if you don't get to donate today, you won't lose the chance. 

     

    Remember, you can donate any amount from £5 to a million AND you can stay anonymous if you wish.  AND you can donate as many times as you wish.     


    Linda 
    2/21/06 at 08:08 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Ooooooooooooops, SORRY I guess I made the picture a little bit TOO big...

    Anyway, again I wish a fantastic birthday to Mr. Rickman, the best actor ever ;o)

     

    And I hope you girls have a very nice Alan-Rickman-Birthday-Day, too!!!


    Linda 
    2/21/06 at 08:05 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Dear Alan,

    I hope you have a really nice birthday and I wish you all the best for the next 60 years Thank you for just being such a great person and for your fantastic work! You really bring a big smile on all our faces. THANK YOU, WE LOVE YOU!

     

    Alan's birthday

     


    Nadège 
    2/21/06 at 07:47 AM

    What is your location? France

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://rickmanesque.over-blog.com

    Comments:


    Hello Girls!!
    It has been a long time since I had posted but for the birthday of our soft Alan, I owed make it!! Thank you still for this tremendous site!!

    See You later


    Claudia 
    2/21/06 at 07:43 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Whoa!  All the global birthday greetings to AR are just staggering!  Its great to have so many countries represented here! 

     

    CNN's American Morning had AR listed in their "Birthdays today" segment!  I was quite surprised.  They only listed three.  Tyne Daily, William Baldwin and then AR.  Then that blasted Soledad O'Brien verbally wished Daily and Baldwin a happy birthday but skipped AR.  Grrrr  I have problems with O'Brien anyway...so her snub only made me dislike her even more. 

     


    Chalebh 
    2/21/06 at 07:25 AM

    Comments:
    Happy Birthday!
     
     
    Image hosting by Photobucket

     
     

    Mrs Slope 
    2/21/06 at 06:19 AM

    What is your location? Wiesbaden/Germany

    Comments:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALAN!!

     

     

    Many happy returns of the day... health, happiness, slpendid presents...organic bananas as far as the eye can see... and a big birthday cake!!

     


    Inbredwaffle 
    2/21/06 at 05:23 AM

    What is your location? Las Vegas

    Comments:

    I just got home from my trip to all of this...all I can say is...thank you,thank you,thank you all so much for everything!!!!

    and.... alan


    lisa 
    2/21/06 at 05:15 AM

    What is your location? Uk

    Comments:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALAN

    This Manyes,this man is the most awe inspiring actor EVER.....

     

    Here is to more of the glourious one.....

     

    Have a good one Alan....

     

    Love from one of your faithful fans...

     

    Lisa xxx

     

    Gotta love the man


    dash-d 
    2/21/06 at 03:52 AM

    What is your location? Philippines

    Comments:

    to the sexiest man on earth...

     

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR ALAN RICKMAN!!!!!!

     

     

     


    Alanfan 
    2/21/06 at 03:42 AM

    Comments:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALAN. Have a good one where ever you are.


    Annick 
    2/21/06 at 03:41 AM

    What is your location? FRANCE

    Comments:

    JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE A NOTRE MAGNIFIQUE ALAN

     


    Cyntilla 
    2/21/06 at 03:36 AM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:
    And once more with feeling...


    Mr. Rickman!


    AR VoiceAdorer 
    2/21/06 at 03:04 AM

    What is your location? Cologne, Germany

    Comments:
    Happy Birthday, Mr.Rickman!!!
    Alles Gute zum Geburtstag und auf die nächsten 60!
    A toast to you!




    annette 
    2/21/06 at 02:56 AM

    What is your location? france

    Comments:

    dear mr. rickman,

     

    i want to say thank you for giving us those wonderful moments watching your films

     

    you really touch our hearts!

     

    so happy birthday and all the best! 

     and have a nice

     

     

    annette


    Liana 
    2/21/06 at 02:45 AM

    What is your location? Moscow, Russia

    Comments:

    May the smiles always shine in your eyes
    Just as bright as the Sun in the skies!
    May your days never be lonely and gray!
    Happy birthday to you, Mr. Rickman! HURRAY!

    And now the same in Russian translit:

    S dnem rogdeniya, Alan!


    Veronika 
    2/21/06 at 02:32 AM

    What is your location? Slovakia

    Comments:
    Happy Birthday Mr. Rickman!



    Ulrika 
    2/21/06 at 02:28 AM

    What is your location? Sweden

    Comments:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    ALAN RICKMAN !!!

     

    I wish you a wonderful birthday, and all the best in the future!

     

     Greetings from Sweden


    Marianne 
    2/21/06 at 02:06 AM

    What is your location? Prague

    Comments:


    Miriam Heijdemann 
    2/21/06 at 01:17 AM

    What is your location? Almelo, the Netherlands

    Comments:

    Hello there,

     

    Now it is time to add my congratulations to mr. Rickman, but this time in Dutch!!

     

    HARTELIJK GEFELICITEERD EN NOG VELE GEZONDE JAREN!!! (that means: happy birthday and many more years for you to come).

    (sorry it is only in black/white, but I am not that talented with my computer as many of you are.

     

    At this moment he is in America and I truly hope that Rima is with him. Again HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. RICKMAN!!!!


    Rebecca (luvinthunder) 
    2/20/06 at 10:52 PM

    What is your location? Good Ol' Indiana

    Comments:

    Just wanted to wish a Happy Birthday to a very special person.

     

    Happy Birthday Alan Rickman!

     

    I wish you many more.  You are a true talent and have brought many smiles to people's lives.  You deserve a great 60th birthday!

     


    Nahima 
    2/20/06 at 09:26 PM

    Comments:


    All the best for someone very special who touches so many hearts
    with its incredible talent and human quality.

    ¡Muchísimas felicidades en su día, Alan!



    AME 
    2/20/06 at 07:53 PM

    What is your location? BOYNTONBEACH, FL

    Comments:

    HAPPY  60TH BIRTHDAY TO THE SEXIEST ACTOR ON THE PLANET!!!!SOO HOTT!!!


    Laurie 
    2/20/06 at 07:21 PM

    What is your location? Vermont

    Comments:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    MR. RICKMAN!

    MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE!


    Sabine 
    2/20/06 at 07:18 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Happy Birthday to the most brilliant actor to ever walk this planet! 

     

    *Can't access the emoticons right now.  Dangit!* 


    Nicole 
    2/20/06 at 07:14 PM

    Comments:
    Happy Birthday Alan!
    Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!


    Claudia 
    2/20/06 at 07:05 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     

     

    Happy 60th, AR!!!


    Jan 
    2/20/06 at 06:49 PM

    What is your location? The woods of Pennsylvania

    Comments:

    The issue of Premiere magazine now on the newsstands contains a small review of Perfume with one or two very small pictures. No mention of AR and no picture which includes him.


    Liamath 
    2/20/06 at 06:40 PM

    What is your location? Venezuela

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

    Comments:

    HAPPYYYYY HAPPYYY BIRTHDAY!!!

    To our excelsious, wonderful, sexiest man

    ALAN RICKMAN

     

     alanbirthdayimage.jpg

     

    Lia


    Hikity 
    2/20/06 at 06:32 PM

    Comments:

    Camerata, YEEEEESSS, He is OF COURSE in HPand the Order...

     

    Claudia, tks for the first review on the teasing teaser! Really scary...... However, the "journalist" is badly informed:

    "The movie opens in Germany in September and in other European territories in the late fall and early winter. There is currently no US distributor" - of course there is a US distributor - we have known this since the first rumour about the film was out


    Tut * 
    2/20/06 at 06:29 PM

    What is your location? Denmark

    Comments:

                       *****  Dear Alan Rickman *****

     

                                                                     60 år = 60 years

     

    (danish )Tillykke med fødselsdagen = Happy Birthday

     

     

     

    you are a great actor.

    I hope we see you in the new Harry Potter movie.


    Hikity 
    2/20/06 at 06:22 PM

    Comments:

    New ebay alert with some wonderful wallpapers I hadn't seen before (but I am sure some of you had...):

     

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7592404360&ssPageName=ADME:B:SSE:1

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7592405397&ssPageName=ADME:B:SSE:1

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7592406173&ssPageName=ADME:B:SSE:1

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7592402522&ssPageName=ADME:B:SSE:1

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7592401588&ssPageName=ADME:B:SSE:1

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7592399188&ssPageName=ADME:B:SSE:1

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7592398332&ssPageName=ADME:B:SSE:1

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7592396845&ssPageName=ADME:B:SSE:1

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7592396097&ssPageName=ADME:B:SSE:1

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7592395479&ssPageName=ADME:B:SSE:1

    and this one is great IMHO

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7592394585&ssPageName=ADME:B:SSE:1

     

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7592393905&ssPageName=ADME:B:SSE:1


    Hikity 
    2/20/06 at 06:13 PM

    Comments:

     Airplane Wishes 1 Airplane Wishes 2 Birthday Surprise Party to the best actor alive and a wonderful human being.


    Peekabooh 
    2/20/06 at 06:03 PM

    What is your location? almost in bed

    Comments:
    It´s officially the 21th of February here in the Netherlands. So
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALAN



    Camerata 
    2/20/06 at 06:00 PM

    What is your location? France

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

    Comments:
    Happy birthday Alan !

    I wish him a very good year and great movies !!!



    Nicole 
    2/20/06 at 05:58 PM

    Comments:
    Claudia, yes, he does! He has formed a band called Pale3. And if you're interested in the soundtracks you can download it here

    Claudia 
    2/20/06 at 05:55 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Just call me your alarm clock, CatsPlay. 


    Claudia 
    2/20/06 at 05:54 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Nicole, I DID notice the music in the teaser and it is really beautiful.  In fact I was thinking about a soundtrack.  Was it you that said that TT writes the music for all his films?  That's pretty amazing. 

     


    Nicole 
    2/20/06 at 05:50 PM

    Comments:
    Claudia, "creepy as hell" sounds like the perfect description of that teaser. lol. I also liked the description of the pause the girl made before shrieking. It's really something. Does anyone else like the music? It resembles a bit of Heaven.

    CatsPlay 
    2/20/06 at 05:47 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    OK, am putting it on my calendar but PLEASE don't let me forget about it!!  I am excited about it, too!  40 minutes of AR narrarating is definitely something exciting to look forward to!


    Claudia 
    2/20/06 at 05:45 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I'm not sure, CatsPlay.  I've been looking for something most of the day and haven't come up with much.  At first glance, I thouhgt it was the Eco-Challenge special but its definitely not that.  No where in that special does he talk about the Argentine tango.  I'm excited about this one!


    Claudia 
    2/20/06 at 05:41 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Oops, make that "creepy and hell".


    CatsPlay 
    2/20/06 at 05:40 PM

    Comments:

    Is this Argentina thing something we were unaware of?  I hadn't heard of it before (and it's not the Eco Challenge).  I wonder if it is really recent?  I bet it is.


    Claudia 
    2/20/06 at 05:39 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Here's a news alert about the Perfume teaser from yesterday.  I like how the writer describes it "scary as hell"!  lol

     

    Teaser for Tywker's Perfume


    Claudia 
    2/20/06 at 05:34 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    That's great news, CatsPlay!  My area doesn't even offer that channel to high definition subscribers.  I had someone willing to record it but its not offered. 

     

    Well, only an hour and a half til midnight in London!  I'm getting a head start with a glass of wine, yall!!!    Thankfully, the RADA donation amount is inching up.  If years past offer any insight, the amount will go up significantly tonight and tomorrow and then we'll see increases in in to March.  YAY!  Everyone needs to pat yourself on the back for what we've done so far!


    CatsPlay 
    2/20/06 at 05:12 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    OK, I got the scoop on the HD Discovering Argentina - our electronics setup is kind of complex (2 or 3 dishes, 2 TIVOs, etc - yeah, geeks).  We DO get the Discovery Hi Def channel, but only on a setup from which I cannot TIVO, but can only record via VHS.  So, I can make a high quality VHS recording of the show on March 3.


    Chris 
    2/20/06 at 12:57 PM

    Comments:

    Cats, try "I love Berlin" from INTJ.


    Pam 
    2/20/06 at 12:46 PM

    What is your location? Massachusetts

    Comments:
    HAPPY    BIRTHDAY   ALAN!!!!!  Happy 60th--you just keep getting better with age-like a fine wine-

    CatsPlay 
    2/20/06 at 12:39 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    Can someone tell me which of the above videos contains the clip of AR going down the line of reporters the red carpet going, "Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello Berlin!"

     

    I've just got to watch that adorable moment again, and can't figure out which one it was.


    Martina 
    2/20/06 at 12:04 PM

    What is your location? Munich

    Comments:
    I am sure no one forgot Alan´s birthday . There is no other day we can celebrate after George called of X-mas.
    Medina and me are going to celebrate this evening with an Indian Curry with chickpeas in coconut and we will have sparkling wine and cake at midnight.
    Happy birthday Alan- wish you were here !

    Leanne 
    2/20/06 at 11:17 AM

    Comments:

    I don't know if anyone has posted this yet and I apologies if they have, but Alan is on the Hello magazine's vote again!!

    http://www.hellomagazine.com/vote/mostattractiveman/index.html

     

     

    Leanne

    -x-


    Marlina 
    2/20/06 at 11:17 AM

    What is your location? Indonesia

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://alan_rickman_freak.blogs.friendster.com/rickmesmerized/

    Comments:

     HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALAN RICKMAN! OOoA! 

     

            

     

    It's 21st here.. Good night folks!

     

    Hugs and Kisses,

    Lin.

     

     

     


    CatsPlay 
    2/20/06 at 10:04 AM

    Comments:

    hmmmm, I have scads of channels and I do have HD, so I should see a listing for this Discovery HD Discovering Argentina.  Let me go dig around.  Maybe my TIVO schedule hasn't updated that far.


    Camerata 
    2/20/06 at 10:01 AM

    What is your location? France

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

    Comments:
    Woow, I've just seen the Perfum trailer, I really look forward to watch it !

    I'm sooooooooooooooo sad for the release of Snow cake, I hoped that it would be released in March or April

    Claudia : Thank you so much to have put my website on yours

    Do you think that we can say "officially" that AR will be in HP5 or not ?

    Bluebeatbabe 
    2/20/06 at 09:37 AM

    Comments:
    oops...post appeared before I had finished...very strange...

    Cyntilla...your Berlinale wallpaper is brilliant.thanks for sharing.. Yes, could you email me with Biienca's email.. I think I may have missed something off the previous one ?

    Roxysue, I have n't yet picked up your post as I have been away. But will rsvp asap.

    Just browsed ebay and saw a telegraph magazine 2002 BAFTA time and the seller wants £79.00 for it !If anyone buys it they want their bumps feeling ! There is a one page feature of Alan in it .
    I guess tomorrow will be Birthday Greeting Day..has anyone made any radio requests this year!

    sue 
    2/20/06 at 09:30 AM

    Comments:

    That sounds very interesting CatsPlay, I hope it gets over to satellite here. I love the tango anyway so his narration would be a nice extra!


    Bluebeatbabe 
    2/20/06 at 09:30 AM

    What is your location? Sheffield-uk

    Comments:
    Wow, been away for a few days and I've 16 pages to catch up on.. Claudia ..ever thought about publishing a book...it'd be a best seller!

    Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this veritable feast of ALAN RICKMAN LOVLINESS...Thanks for all the media info and recordings..you all take a huge pat on the back!
    Claudia 
    2/20/06 at 09:29 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Great news, CatsPlay!  All I've been able to find so far is a listing for the show to air on March 3 at 2pm at Discovery HD Theater.  It doesn't say that AR narrates the show and I haven't been able to find anything else on it...but I haven't given up!  Also, I don't have HD tv so I don't know if I can get the channel or not but I do have someone in mind that might record it for me if I can't get the show. 

     

    Ness, the RADA Just Giving page isn't set up by AR per se.  It is set up each year by the joint effort of Catherine in England and RADA in AR's name.  In fact, when you donate, you will get an email message from AR thanking you for your donation.

     

    It is sad news that SC might not be released until fall but at least there's word about its release so we can be happy about that! 

       


    Ali-Pat 
    2/20/06 at 09:16 AM

    What is your location? home, but not on the range

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

    Comments:

    Happy Monday, everyone, and a relaxing President's Day to all who have the day off.

     

    Just a little reminder that Alan's birthday is TOMORROW. 

     

    The total of the contributions to the RADA birthday fund is impressive, but not quite spectacular yet.  Please take a minute to visit the Happy Birthday site bookmarked at the top of this GB and drop a few coins into the box.  Any contribution is appreciated, and you can remain anonymous if you prefer. 

     

    One lovely benefit is that you might get an email from Alan himself thanking you for your donation--I did!  (Yes, I know it is an automated message, but it was fun to see his name in my inbox anyway.)

     


    Alfan 
    2/20/06 at 08:51 AM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    WOW!! When they say "Trailer Teaser"--they wernt kidding about the word Teaser, were they.


    CatsPlay 
    2/20/06 at 08:46 AM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    Maya at the AlanRickmanExperience posted this.  I

     

    if you have digital cable, and specifically HI-DEF cable,   they're running an amazing documentary on Argentina, called "Discovery   Argentina"  with Alan doing ALL the narration, and a good bit of it   is pertaining to Argentine Tango, of course.   He does a sizzling dialog about the history of the Tango, the clubs,   the original singers that made it famous, and the screen literally   drips with his voice.

      The documentary is about 40 minutes long, and has beautiful   photography and music as well. It's on the DHDTV channel on the Hi-  Def stations.

      The show is called "Discovery Argentina" and it's running all month   long, at various times on DHDTV...  PLEASE set your recorders for this gem..

    ARGH -- MUST HAVE!  I have Dish Network, but I don't see this coming up in any listings.   I don't know what DHDTV is.  Does anyone have access to this???


    Marlina 
    2/20/06 at 08:01 AM

    What is your location? Indonesia

    Comments:

    What?!! "Snow Cake" to be release in Autumn!!

    Well.. Sorry for being such a dork.. But when exactly is Autumn?


    Sorry, There're only two seasons here! Rainy and Summer!

     

    Thank you for the Perfume trailer, i'm still downloading it right now  Looking forward to see how'll the movie look like!

     

     

     


    Hikity 
    2/20/06 at 06:55 AM

    Comments:

    Chalebh, I agree with you about HF


    annette 
    2/20/06 at 05:09 AM

    What is your location? france

    Comments:

    hi everybody!

     

    nicole: i have to thank YOU for telling me how to do it! you were a great help to me!

     

    golfwizard: thank you so much for the link! -btw there are more pics of the perfume in the gallery, just click on "hier"

     

    have a nice day all of you!

     

    annette

     

     


    Ness 
    2/20/06 at 04:35 AM

    What is your location? Tampa, FL USA

    Comments:

    Hi sweeties!

     

    I missed you guys.  I know I don't pop in much, but I'm still an Alan lover...  Er not his lover!  I mean, I WISH!  But um yeah, you guys get me, right?

     

    Anyhoo, his 60th just snuck up on me.  I can't believe Alan's going to be 60 tomorrow.  GAH!  I hope hubby looks that hot when he's 60! 

     

    So, I followed the link to give to the RADA again this year.  Did I miss something?  Alan didn't set the fund up did he?  The US site has some woman's name as the page creator, but the RADA page on justgiving has Alan as the creator.  That's not right is it?  Did I miss something?


    Skool 
    2/20/06 at 03:48 AM

    Comments:

    Snow Cake may  be a winter film but I would have absolutely no trouble watching it in spring or summer. Quite contrary. Watching a movie set in winter on a hot summer day makes a nice change.
    I also think that listening to Christmas Carols in summer is lots of fun. (Nope, I ain't kidding, sir.) Rocking around the Christmas tree by Brenda Lee is a superb song for a bright and sunny July morning with temperatures at 22°C.  HA!


    Chalebh 
    2/20/06 at 01:14 AM

    Comments:

    Claudia: Thank you for the Welsh file.

    Hikity: I like Heino Ferch as an actor. But his performance as the host of the Berlinale opening lacked a little bit. (But he was better at the award show)

     

    And for the cinema release of Snow Cake. I contacted the company who is responsible for the film release in Germany. Their answer was, that they plan to bring Snow Cake into the cinemas in late autumn 2006, no precise date yet.

     

    Have a nice start into the week.

     

    Chalebh

     

    btw: In the Hello voting Alan is about 5000 votes ahead of RW.

     


    Nicole 
    2/19/06 at 06:41 PM

    Comments:
    A little bit of Snow Cake news even if they are not the best...

    rtf 2000 posted something on the snowcake imdb board.

    I'm a student in Aberystwyth (Wales) and we've just finished the Ffresh Student Film Festival where the director Marc Evans came to do a talk.

    He mentioned that as a 'winter film' it was likely to be released in the UK in autumn. I'm not sure of the intended USA release date but if the logic is the same I'd assume it was autumn in the USA too.


    It would be a shame if it was to be released in autumn. I really want to see this movie asap!

    GolfWizard 
    2/19/06 at 06:39 PM

    Comments:
    Just the teaser is available at this site for download:

    http://www.parfum-fan.de/


    Jan 
    2/19/06 at 06:28 PM

    Comments:

    Thank you, Claudias - GA and Germany, and Chalebh for those great high-quality recordings!

     

    Now my hard disk is full and I need to go put some of it on CDs! Thanks to everyone for their great videos.


    Dee 
    2/19/06 at 06:08 PM

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

    Comments:
    Claudia - Thank you for including my Famous ARt site with your links! It's wonderful to be in such good company. *hug!*
    Nicole 
    2/19/06 at 05:57 PM

    Comments:
    Doesn't the teaser look brilliant??? It's really creepy and I love the music and camera angle! Tom Tykwer writes his own music for his films, isn't he a genius??? I just love his movies!! And as Sue, I am really looking forward to seeing Perfume!

    Claudia, million thanks for that!


    sue 
    2/19/06 at 05:49 PM

    Comments:

    Thanks Claudia & Annette, I am really looking forward to this film.


    Nicole 
    2/19/06 at 05:41 PM

    Comments:
    Claudia and annette, thank you so much for sharing!!! And Claudia, I'm glad you could record it! You've done a great job with capturing! It was a pleasure to help were I could!

    Claudia 
    2/19/06 at 05:27 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    The movie looks typical Twyker, if you ask me and typical in his case is BRILLIANT!

     


    Claudia 
    2/19/06 at 05:25 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Thank you for the heads up, Linda! 

    annette...you and I were doing the same thing! 

     

    Many many thanks go to Nicole for helping me to record the teaser.  If it weren't for her patience and instant messaging, I wouldn't have been able to get it. 

     

    Find it posted above. Sorry I forgot to add the size.  Its 8.68MB.

     

     


    annette 
    2/19/06 at 05:19 PM

    What is your location? france

    Comments:

    http://s53.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=258J9DRBJQKFM0Q2BMAF9Y5WSA

    here's the pro7 news with the perfume teaser in it

     

    it's really short, quite at the end. it starts at about 16:44 til 18:11 ( the whole thing is about 20:43)- no alan in it! :-(

     

    if i would have been able to cut it out- believe me- i would have done it!

     

    it's exactly as i imagined the scene from the book

     

    can't wait to see the film!

     

    good night everybody

     

    annette


    Hikity 
    2/19/06 at 04:51 PM

    Comments:

    Yes Linda, that's right -it wasn't a trailer but a short teaser, but a nice one. I hope we soon know where the premiere is going to take place! 


    Jan 
    2/19/06 at 03:19 PM

    What is your location? NW PA

    Comments:

    CatsPlay - If you would email me, I'd appreciate it. Someone told me you might be able to help me with getting something - AR related, of course! Thanks.


    Laura 
    2/19/06 at 02:49 PM

    Comments:

    from Bruno Press


    Linda 
    2/19/06 at 02:44 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Well, I'm interested in the whole movie, too.

    But you really did not see much of the film. There was only Grenouille sniffing around the girl. When she saw him she screamed and that was it. I don't think it was the actual trailer for the movie, only a... (sorry, I don't know how to say that in English... ) Teaser?! Is that the word?! Sorry, I really don't know, but I'm sure you'll be able to see it yourself, soon


    Nicole 
    2/19/06 at 02:30 PM

    Comments:
    Linda, thank you for the information, I want to see the trailer anyway. It's not only about AR, it's the whole movie I'm interested in!

    Linda 
    2/19/06 at 02:21 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    No problem

    My little Information is nothing compared to the work of all the ladies here...  :$ Thank you all, you are awesome...!


    Laura 
    2/19/06 at 02:17 PM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:

    Thank you for the info, Linda!


    Linda 
    2/19/06 at 02:13 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Hi girls,

    I just saw the trailer for "The Perfume" on Pro7. You didn't miss ANYTHING, Alan wasn't in it. You only saw Grenouille and the red-haired girl (forgot her name...) Nothing special.


    CatsPlay 
    2/19/06 at 01:59 PM

    Comments:
    Claudia (GA),
    Just a note (I already have them I think), but the Snow Cake clips from Jalena (right above us) do not seem to be linked.


    CatsPlay 
    2/19/06 at 01:54 PM

    Comments:
    Claudia (Germany),

    Thank you for uploading those files!  Is there any way to get around the '75 minute' wait before being able to download after the first file?  Deleting cookies or something?  Thanks


    Laurie 
    2/19/06 at 01:53 PM

    What is your location? Vermont

    Comments:

    Claudia, I just took a look at your updates on the main page. You have been one busy lady! Thank you so much! You are totally .  AND  !!!!!


    Claudia 
    2/19/06 at 01:30 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Hi all.

     

    For anybody who wants Chalebh's VCD file of the Snow Cake pressconference, here you go:

    http://rapidshare.de/users/5QVGQR

     

    ATTENTION:
    You NEED to DOWNLOAD all FOUR archives FIRST, then you can extract them to the complete video file!

     

    Hope this link will work better then the one I gave you yesterday.

     

    Hugs.

    Claudia


    Claudia 
    2/19/06 at 12:45 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    @ Claudia, GA - I am just in the process of uploading the large video file from Chalebh of the Snow Cake pressconference to 'Rapid Share'.

     

    I have to do this in four .rar archives, and it should be done in about an hour. I will post the links here.

     

    Cheers.
    Claudia


    sue 
    2/19/06 at 11:40 AM

    Comments:

    A post on IMDb may be of some interest as regards Snowcake release dtae:

     

    "I'm a student in Aberystwyth (Wales) and we've just finished the Ffresh Student Film Festival where the director Marc Evans came to do a talk.

    He mentioned that as a 'winter film' it was likely to be released in the UK in autumn. I'm not sure of the intended USA release date but if the logic is the same I'd assume it was autumn in the USA too."

     

    Pity, I was hoping for an early Spring release!


    Claudia 
    2/19/06 at 10:23 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     

    Welcome aboard, Sweemi!  I hope you will enjoy our little group!

     

    lisa, I don't know if AR will show up at the BAFTAs or not.  In the past, he hasn't been there unless he was up for an award, which he isn't this year.  But you never can tell who might show up!  FYI to anyone that gets BBC-America.  They will be showing the BAFTAs live too!  *yippee*

     

      Update to the site!  I've spent the morning adding some very well deserved links to the home page of the Alan Rickman Download Haven.  I think I got all that I promised but if for some reason yours is not there, please don't be shy about emailing me with a reminder. For those of you that are there, if there's some changes you want or God forbid you want to be removed, please let me know.  Also, I've added a section for LiveJournals and blogs.  

     

    I've added Jalena's video files from Snow Cake above. Also, if you want Chalebh's ready press conference and photo call which are ready to burn to VCD or DVD, please email me. They are monster in size so I'll upload them to your preferred service and email the link to you.  Same for the Wedi7 file--the Welsh television show on autism with Snow Cake clips and an interview with Marc Evans. 

     

     


    lisa 
    2/19/06 at 10:10 AM

    What is your location? uk

    Comments:

    Hello there guys,

    I was just wondering if anyone on here knows if our man is going to be at the BAFTAS tonight?????It is going to be live on the BBC,and I was kind of thinking of seeing it,but if he was there,added bonus...

    Cheers..


    Jan 
    2/19/06 at 09:42 AM

    Comments:

    Last night I watched my copy of Chalebh's of the Press Conference and discovered that it quit in the middle of the download and I hadn't realized that.

     

    Right in the middle of Alan answering the question about having the film stolen by Sigourney! Just that little smile. . .and nothing!

     

    Those darned download services can be frustrating!


    Sweemi 
    2/19/06 at 08:03 AM

    What is your location? China

    Comments:

     I like that Berlin Wall !Although the result is a pity ,Alan brings us a happy week.I realy enjoy it.


    Juliet 
    2/19/06 at 07:24 AM

    What is your location? UK

    Comments:

    Spotted Dick, it's not half as interesting(?) as it sounds, it's a sponge pudding with sultanas and stuff. You can see a pic here:

     

    www.msoworld.com/ history2000/jpg/P1010858.JPG

     


    Claudia 
    2/19/06 at 06:28 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     

    Hello Liana and welcome to our group!  Its great to see a fan from Russia here!  I hope you will stay with us. We're a fab group!

     

    Hmmm, Toad in the Hole.  Thanks for the explanation sue!  I'm getting heartburn as I look at the picture.  LOL  Another dish I would like to know more about is "Spotted Dick".  Can you help me out? 

     

    Cyntilla!  Your Berlinale Wall paper is great!  It would have been a perfect advert for the film festival!

     

     

     

     


    Cyntilla 
    2/19/06 at 05:19 AM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:
    Quote:
    Cyntilla - Berlinale Wall - I love it! Especially the shoes...


    Jan, forgive my little obsession, but they were begging me to pick them!
    Yes, they're only excuses, I know, but I can't help it, eheheheh...


    Marlina 
    2/19/06 at 01:43 AM

    Comments:

    NIce wallpaper Cyntilla


    Rebecca (luvinthunder) 
    2/18/06 at 08:11 PM

    What is your location? IN

    Comments:

    Any Indiana AR fans out there, Robin Hood is on WB channel 4.


    Jan 
    2/18/06 at 07:30 PM

    Comments:

    Nicole - Berlin Wall - I love it!

    Cyntilla - Berlinale Wall - I love it!  Especially the shoes. . .

     

    Liana - I don't think anything AR does is common -  that's what I love about them. Well, except maybe for Die Hard and RHPoT and even in those HIS performaces were far from common! Gotta love the guy!


    Camerata 
    2/18/06 at 06:39 PM

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

    Comments:
    Hello girls !
    Cyntilla : Woow your Berlin wallpaper is wonderful !
    Such a pity for Snow cake I really hope that it will be released soon


    Hikity 
    2/18/06 at 04:31 PM

    Comments:

    Jules, yeah,right, we should think positively - it WAS a wonderful fortnight -

     

    thanks again to all of you for the clips, pics, schedules, wallpapers, hilarious comments, explanations, sentiments...


    Martina 
    2/18/06 at 04:09 PM

    What is your location? Munich

    Comments:
    Thanks for the wonderful Berlinale wallpaper and the Snape picture ( it was new to me).Now I can sleep better. Rasputin refused to drink my Klosterfrau Melissengeist - he said it´s worse than horse piss :-)
    Jules 
    2/18/06 at 03:54 PM

    What is your location? England

    Comments:

    Cyntilla, that is a lovely wallpaper.

     

    Well, Ladies, we can't be too downhearted.  At least we have had a wonderful week.  Lovely clips and pics of our man.  What more could we want?  It has been great watching and I'm so pleased Alan enjoyed himself.


    Nicole 
    2/18/06 at 03:41 PM

    Comments:
    Cyntilla I love your wall paper. You could also call it Berlin Wall. LOL

    Chris 
    2/18/06 at 03:37 PM

    Comments:

    Cyntilla, the wallpaper is beautiful, thank you for sharing it!

    Here`s to a wonderful experience!


    Cyntilla 
    2/18/06 at 03:36 PM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:
    Sorry, I forgot the clickable link:

    http://www.cicre.it/Cyntilla/BerlinaleWall.jpg

    Much better now! 


    Liana 
    2/18/06 at 03:26 PM

    What is your location? Moscow, Russia

    Comments:
    Yeah, it must be all because the film doesn't deal with politics. Though from what i've heard and seen about SC, it's a VERY interesting movie, both funny and tragic, which is not common. And i hope it'll be on in cinemas soon, for a lot of my friends as well as me want to see it VERY MUCH!
    Ulrika 
    2/18/06 at 03:22 PM

    What is your location? Sweeeden

    Comments:

    Snape watches

     

    Just som eye candy for the weekend


    Cyntilla 
    2/18/06 at 03:19 PM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:
    Now I'm really sad. Such a waste!

    So, in the end of the main show... I'd like to say a big "THANK YOU!" to everyone who found the clips, the piccies, uploaded, reported and
    lovingly stored them!

    Here's a little "present" for you (I was waiting and hoping for the awards ceremony, but...):

    http://www.cicre.it/Cyntilla/BerlinaleWall.jpg

    Hope you'll like it! Cheers!


    Lyd 
    2/18/06 at 03:18 PM

    What is your location? Barcelona

    Comments:

    I totally forgot. The winners:

     

    http://www.berlinale.de/en/das_festival/auszeichnungen_/preise_internationale_jury/index.html

     

    Also if you click the other links in the left side you can see other awards that were not the ones given by the international jury.


    Lyd 
    2/18/06 at 03:15 PM

    What is your location? Barcelona

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

    Comments:

    Liana, the people voting on the net had nothing to do with the jury decisions. The jury were the ones giving out the bears and it was their sole decision. About the webpage I guess it's more to see what people on the net prefer.

     

    About SC no winning anything, I must say that I actually didn't expect any of them to win anything. They were the only film that wasn't dwelling into the topic of political problems and all the rest which was the main common base for the rest of the films. I'm not sure if the winners are those that people don't watch because several years ago Ang Lee's Sense & Sensibility (starring: AR and ET) got the bear. So it's more about the 'main topic' than anything else, or that's my guess.  What I find more 'tricky' now is for the film to get into cinemas soon, not sure how it works but the films critics made it sound not such a good choice for those buying the films to air them so that would be what I would worry about. Although my guess is that sooner or later it will be around the world (at least in the US) mainly because Weaver acting, she's a good catcher for audience and that might sway for the film to be shown - or at least that's what we can hope for.

     

    And I must say I'm not sure if AR was even there, they would have put him in the spot line, wouldn't they? after all, with all due respect, he and Weaver where the "big" stars from outside Germany, don't know.

     

    And about so much singing...I'm sorry but they should delete that bit on the next several years, I didn't like it on the opening and on this ceremony even less. And because I can't actually stop myself, does the director of the berlinale look like a 'big kid' showing off his 'toys'/famous people and jumping around and all that...or is it just me?


    Liana 
    2/18/06 at 02:35 PM

    What is your location? Moscow, Russia

    Comments:

    Sorry if i'm asking about the obvious, i'm just unaware of the events here, in Russia.

    And who DID win then?

    Who if not Alan and Snow Cake?

    A lot of people voted for him and this film, and they didn't take the votes in consideration... Argh. Isn't it annoying?


    Hikity 
    2/18/06 at 02:35 PM

    Comments:

    Sue, Bon appetit

    Does this toad sedates you in times of stress??? The sausages look like a German "Bratwurst" having lost the way

    Nighty night ladies, my tooth gives me a headache and I need such a toad - NOW


    Jan 
    2/18/06 at 02:31 PM

    Comments:

    Claudia - Thank you for the download links of Chalebh's recordings. But I downloaded the Press Conference and fell asleep waiting for it and when I woke up the Photocall had expired!

                                  

    Is there any chance of making it available again? If not, the Press Conference was the most important. Thanks!


    sue 
    2/18/06 at 02:30 PM

    Comments:

    "Toad in the hole" is sausages in batter baked for about 40 mins with onion gravy!!

     

    George's films were being shown at the Festival but not in the Competition I think. I really want to see the Ed Murrow film. He was one of my mum's fave Americans for sitting out the Blitz in London and reporting nightly during raids. George gets a lot of knockers for being "gorgeous" etc but he come over as a bit of a "good guy" on this side of the pond


    Chris 
    2/18/06 at 02:23 PM

    Comments:

    Hikity, I`m sorry I sound totally stupid but why was George Clooney there??


    Hikity 
    2/18/06 at 02:15 PM

    Comments:

    Chris and Catsplay, as Claudia already stated, Clooney's film was NOT in the competition, therefore he or his crew couldn't win anything

     

    The politically interesting films were more important this time - no wonder


    Hikity 
    2/18/06 at 02:11 PM

    Comments:

    At least a glimpse of Him (but the press conf - don't scream....)


    Hikity 
    2/18/06 at 02:10 PM

    Comments:


    Chris 
    2/18/06 at 02:04 PM

    Comments:

    What CLIPS?! Wheer there any NEW ones? Or where you referring to the ones we all know and love?


    CatsPlay 
    2/18/06 at 02:02 PM

    Comments:

    Chris,

    Clooney got nothing.  Nada.  Zip.  Zilch.


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 02:02 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Clooney's film wasn't in competition so no he didn't win anything.

     

    "a toad in the hole"??????  Explain please sue!!!

     


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 02:01 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Well, since he hasn't been seen, I had a bad feeling about it.  Oh well, the clips that were shown look very promising.

     

     

    We at least have the possible Perfume trailer to look forward to tomorrow.

     


    sue 
    2/18/06 at 01:59 PM

    Comments:
    Oh well, I have a toad to put in a hole! Byeeeeeeeeeeee
    CatsPlay 
    2/18/06 at 01:59 PM

    Comments:

    OK, is this girl kinda sweet, though?


    Chris 
    2/18/06 at 01:59 PM

    Comments:

    Just tell me George Clooney didn`t get anything either!


    CatsPlay 
    2/18/06 at 01:57 PM

    Comments:

    *dragging skis from closet....*


    Laura 
    2/18/06 at 01:57 PM

    Comments:

    bbbuuuuuaaaaaahhhhhh


    Chris 
    2/18/06 at 01:57 PM

    Comments:

    I REALLY tought they would say SC! *snif*


    Martina 
    2/18/06 at 01:57 PM

    What is your location? Munich

    Comments:
    Now I am really depressed !!!!! I am going to invite Rasputin and Metatron to drink the rest of my Klosterfrau Melissengeist ( 80 Vol. % ).
    CatsPlay 
    2/18/06 at 01:56 PM

    Comments:

    PRAY FOR A MIRACLE!


    Laura 
    2/18/06 at 01:54 PM

    Comments:

    rapidshare.de says that unlimited downloads until YOU delete the link


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 01:53 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    @ CatsPlay - Sorry about that. Seems you guys here were busy

     

    I will try to upload the files again tonight. But please, PLEASE - name another service which I can use. It seems YouSendIt isn't the best for large files with lots of downloads.

     

    Claudia


    sue 
    2/18/06 at 01:53 PM

    Comments:

    Ah well, *puts skis aways!*


    CatsPlay 
    2/18/06 at 01:53 PM

    Comments:

    Oh, I guess I misunderstood, they are not done yet...?  More awards..


    Laura 
    2/18/06 at 01:52 PM

    Comments:

    I think the dvd ready to record will be more useful as frisbee ( the disk you throw ...a toy)


    chris 
    2/18/06 at 01:50 PM

    Comments:

    Baaaaaah!


    Laura 
    2/18/06 at 01:49 PM

    Comments:

    Chris, you didn't miss anything, really! I don't understand a word, so someone else will be more helpful about the awards, ehehe


    CatsPlay 
    2/18/06 at 01:49 PM

    Comments:

    No awards are left Chris.  Snow Cake did not win anything.  No sign of AR.

     


    sue 
    2/18/06 at 01:48 PM

    Comments:
    Had to start start supper Have I missed anything???
    CatsPlay 
    2/18/06 at 01:48 PM

    Comments:

    Claudia, the 2 yousendit links are not working.  Bandwidth exceeded?


    Chris 
    2/18/06 at 01:47 PM

    Comments:

    I just arrived about 10 minutes ago. What did I miss? Laura told me ther was no sign of AR yet. What awards are left then?


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 01:46 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Oh that's cool to know, Claudia Germany. 

     


    CatsPlay 
    2/18/06 at 01:46 PM

    Comments:

    Thanks, Claudia.  Off to download!

     

    Perhaps AR is not at this ceremony, since there's been no sign of him?


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 01:45 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    screeming = screaming....

     

    Sometimes I am just too dumb. *sigh*


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 01:45 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Ohhh I'm just teasing, Claudia Germany.  I'm sure he is very good.  The expression in his face during that clip was amazing.  I'm making a list of films I would like to see eventually and I think I will try to see his film. 

     


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 01:43 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    The best actress looks a little like Cate Blanchett.

     


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 01:42 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    @ Claudia - Moritz Bleibtreu isn't that bad, but I'd have liked Alan better.... now I'm screeming too....

     

    No sign of Alan...

     

     

    @ everybody who wanted to know the difference between the allready uploaded version of the pressconference and the version from today:

     

    The file from today, captured by Chalebh, is better in quality. It is a mpg-file, you can burn on CD-R and enjoy on your TV.

     

    Hugs.

    Claudia

     

     


    Laura 
    2/18/06 at 01:42 PM

    Comments:

    at festivals usually the movies that win are the ones you would *never* watch, neither under torture, so I fear AR won't win

    but I hope!


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 01:42 PM

    What is your location? Ga

    Comments:

    Yeah, he did...and so was the man that presented best actress too! 

     


    sue 
    2/18/06 at 01:38 PM

    Comments:

    He's saying plenty now Claudia!!!


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 01:37 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Well, how did that guy win???  He didn't say a word!

     


    sue 
    2/18/06 at 01:36 PM

    Comments:

    Never heard of him!


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 01:36 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:


    CatsPlay 
    2/18/06 at 01:36 PM

    Comments:

    DRATS!


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 01:35 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Ohhh let it be AR!!!!


    sue 
    2/18/06 at 01:34 PM

    Comments:

    They are quite nice bears aren't they? I'd give one houseroom!!


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 01:34 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I think that poor guy is in shock!

     


    Laura 
    2/18/06 at 01:29 PM

    Comments:

    they should give bears alive! so the remerciements would be shorter, eh eh eh


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 01:29 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    OH why did they start the voice overs????

     


    sue 
    2/18/06 at 01:26 PM

    Comments:

    Jeez! These poor people have to earn their Bears to sit through this don't they!!??

     

    BTW Don't the Germans have a word for BLOCKBUSTER!!???


    Hikity 
    2/18/06 at 01:25 PM

    Comments:

    a Berliner Göre


    Laura 
    2/18/06 at 01:24 PM

    Comments:

    no, Hikity, you would hear the screams if HE appears


    Hikity 
    2/18/06 at 01:24 PM

    Comments:

    Catsplay, Nina Hagen: Craziest woman of Germany, in her mid-40s


    Laura 
    2/18/06 at 01:24 PM

    Comments:

    why I keep having this name in my mind? Nina Hagen ( spelling?) was she a singer? with weird look?


    Hikity 
    2/18/06 at 01:23 PM

    Comments:

    Clara Zylinder as my father would say - Habanera!

    Has anybody seen our Man???


    CatsPlay 
    2/18/06 at 01:23 PM

    Comments:

    Who IS SHEEEE?????  OMG??!


    sue 
    2/18/06 at 01:21 PM

    Comments:
    Oh, OK Catsplay (wanders off to find candle to wax skis!!)
    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 01:20 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    All those little silver bears with the one little golden all by itself. 

     

     


    CatsPlay 
    2/18/06 at 01:19 PM

    Comments:

    Think positive, Sue, you never know!! 


    sue 
    2/18/06 at 01:17 PM

    Comments:

    Charlotte Rampling! To rample used to a verb!LOL

    Quite frankly I think ,i>SnowCake has as much chance of winning an award as I have of winning the Ladies Downhill!


    Laura 
    2/18/06 at 01:16 PM

    Comments:

    when they filmed the public( I don't know anyone) he seemed behind on the right


    sue 
    2/18/06 at 01:15 PM

    Comments:

    Hi, I hust logged on so the Berlin awards are live now??


    CatsPlay 
    2/18/06 at 01:15 PM

    Comments:

    It seems a bit better now.  Laura, where is he sitting (Evans)?


    Laura 
    2/18/06 at 01:12 PM

    Comments:

    if I'm not wrong I saw the director of snow cake?


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 01:11 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I'm getting buffering too, CatsPlay but it shouldn't be that way in the video file. 

     


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 01:10 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Thanks, CatsPlay.  I'll get with you later on streaming. 

     

    I can't believe they didn't show him in that little film clip!  Grrrr!  Clooney..they showed Clooney!!! double Grrrrr!

     


    CatsPlay 
    2/18/06 at 01:09 PM

    Comments:

    ARGH!  Mine keeps rebuffering and hanging up.  I wonder if I should watch the 56K link instead of the 300K??


    CatsPlay 
    2/18/06 at 01:07 PM

    Comments:

    No sign of him yet.


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 01:04 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Oh this is exciting!  I didn't get it started up until after the blue haired woman was singing.  Did anyone see AR before that?

     


    CatsPlay 
    2/18/06 at 01:03 PM

    Comments:

    I know.  I was a bit freaked out by her!!


    Laura 
    2/18/06 at 01:02 PM

    Comments:
    OMG, am I watching the right link? the woman with blue hair?
    CatsPlay 
    2/18/06 at 12:50 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    Claudia,

     

    Can you email me when you have a chance and let me know what you use for capturing the streaming stuff?  I'd really like to know. 

     

    Also, what is different about Chalebh's videos (getting concerned over how much video content I have downloaded -- trying to pick and choose a bit!)?


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 12:39 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    By George, I think I have it now! Thanks Sabine and Lyd! 

     

    Thanks for the new interview, Laura.  I see the screen cap got sorted out too.  Its nice!

     

    Claudia Germany, thank you for uploading Chalebh's videos.  Cheers and Flowers to you both! 

     

    I'm set up to aquire the streaming from the awards and press conference afterwards but hopefully somone else will be also.  Two, three...tries are much better than one.  Laura, I hope there will be lots of stuff on television as well. 

     

     


    Nicole 
    2/18/06 at 12:27 PM

    Comments:

    Hikity, that would be me. I posted it. btw. Jochen asked me if you were the AR Fan friend.... I will watch your clip later, thanks for that.


    Laura 
    2/18/06 at 12:25 PM

    Comments:

    yes, I think it will start in 30 minutes from now.

    Anyone is going to aquire the streaming?

    I am checking all the italian channels to get different stuff(hopefully)

     

    CatsPlay, I wrote you, let me know if my email reaches you


    CatsPlay 
    2/18/06 at 12:08 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    OK, if I'm understanding these time zones, the Berlinale awards show starts in about 45 minutes, right?  1:00 PM US  Eastern time.


    Hikity 
    2/18/06 at 11:11 AM

    Comments:

    I completely forgot who posted the Pro 7 link regarding The Parfume trailer, sorry. Who was it?


    Hikity 
    2/18/06 at 11:08 AM

    Comments:

    Sabine, Claudia and Lyd - I split my sides with laughter

     


    CatsPlay 
    2/18/06 at 11:07 AM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    Claudia, Thanks as always for all of your hard work.  Can I ask what is different about chalebh's versions?   Content?  Quality? 

    Laura, thank you so much for the video!  Downloading now!  ps.  did you get my email of the other day -- package arrived!  woo ho!


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 10:59 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Hi all.

    I finally managed to upload Chalebh's recordings of the photocall and the pressconference.

     

    Enjoy.

     

    The Photocall [~52MB]

    http://s52.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3BJCTDKPDFUJ72XW2YUO6K9FLX

     

    The Pressconference [~326MB]

    http://s5.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3VOJG0T2HWY3309RTQWPQAE5A2

     

    Cheers and flowers go to Chalebh!

     

    Hugs.

    Claudia


    INTJ 
    2/18/06 at 10:46 AM

    Comments:

    Laura - Thanks a million for the new interview! Wow, what a great, great find!

    Also, many thanks to Elaine for the fantastic Southbank Awards video, Catsplay for the Wedi7 one and Sevy for yours. (Hope I haven't forgotten anyone.)




    Laura 
    2/18/06 at 10:18 AM

    Comments:

    http://rapidshare.de/files/13550728/ZDF_notte_lungo.mpg.html

     

    this is the larger file


    Lyd 
    2/18/06 at 10:13 AM

    What is your location? Barcelona

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

    Comments:

    Laura thanks for the links!

     

    And as Sabine said about the system that works with the idea that it's 24h a day. It might be easier to grasp the idea if whenever it's above 12 (which would be midday) you delete 12 from the hour.

     

    For example:

     

    19:00 -> minus 12 would be 7 pm

    20:35 -> minus 12 would be 8.35 pm and the like

     

    (sorry for the off topic but thought it might be useful)


    Laura 
    2/18/06 at 09:57 AM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:

    For who has dial up this is JUST the small part with Alan Rickman. about 3.5 MB

    The largest file with snow cake scene and Sigourney Weaver's interview  is uploading

     

    http://s43.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2QTZQT4D2A1CO31GT31MJRMW9D


    Laura 
    2/18/06 at 09:39 AM

    Comments:

    I'm aquiring the video right now, I will post the link soon after

    it's the tv news from ZDF, the night of Berlinale opening.A couple of videos with AR but one is already seen


    CatsPlay 
    2/18/06 at 09:33 AM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    Laura!

     

    Where is that cap from??  I don't think I've seen that video.

     

    So Claudia, what time is that for us (Eastern US)?


    Sabine 
    2/18/06 at 08:49 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Claudia - I don't know what this time system is called, but it's based on the fact that there are 24 hours in the day.  So, you start at midnight as 0 and count your way up to 23, which is 11 PM.  The early morning hours after midnight are 1 through 12 (which is 12 PM), then 1 PM would be 13, and you just keep counting.  Does this make any sense at all?  LOL

     

     


    Laura 
    2/18/06 at 08:26 AM

    Comments:

    Power dvd hates me


    Alfan 
    2/18/06 at 08:14 AM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    Hikity--go to the other room. I have a message for you.


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 07:57 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Thanks Lyd.  I knew I could count on friends to set me straight.  I have no problem converting 7pm Berlin to my time zone.  Its converting 19:00 to any time zone!


    Lyd 
    2/18/06 at 07:29 AM

    What is your location? Barcelona

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

    Comments:

    Claudia the award is at 7pm CET (Berlin) thus it's 6pm GMT. And I'm sorry but I'm horrible at changing that to US schedule, I can manage gmt/cet because of it's proximity nothing more :/.


    Claudia 
    2/18/06 at 06:44 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Thanks for the Olivier reminder, CatsPlay!  I had forgotten too. 

     

    I got up extra early on a Saturday so I could figure out the times for the awards at Berlinale (not really...I just woke up I think I have it figured out now.  The time for the Awards show says 19:00 which I am assuming is GMT in UTC format???  If I'm right, then the show starts at 8:00pm Berlin time.  Sorry yall..but the GMT will throw me everytime!  

     

    This is waaaaay OT but I think there were some other Moonlighting fans here other than Vicki and I (its the only thing I could stand Bruce Willis in!  LOL).  I had no idea that season 1 and 2 had been released and now season 3 has just been released.  If you are a fan of Moonlighting, please pop over to the DP board and see what Vicki has to say!  Its fascinating!

     


    Hikity 
    2/18/06 at 03:46 AM

    Comments:

    Alfan, I am sorry to hear this. The Canadian teams should be the Gold medal winners - it's their sport, isn't it. Sorry that I didn't watch it - must have missed it. Yesterday evening I was very astonished about the scoring judges in ice skating (ice dance) - the Italian couple Barbara Fusar-Poli/Maurizio Margaglio won the short programme. They were good, they looked very nice but they were not the best (at least not him). That's life.


    Barbara 
    2/18/06 at 01:33 AM

    Comments:

    Jules, thanks so much for the transcript. Much appreciated.


    pat 
    2/17/06 at 09:54 PM

    What is your location? sydney australia

    Comments:

    Hi All

    that signature is a fake  I  have Alans signature .

    I meet him and he signed a photo for me so I know mine is genuine,

    The one on e bay is nothing like his.

                                                        pat


    CatsPlay 
    2/17/06 at 09:07 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    I just remembered, the Olivier awards are on Feb 26!

     


    Alfan 
    2/17/06 at 08:29 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    I never have and never will ask for Alan's autograph, even if i met him. I just dont know what i would do with one, it would just be a honor and a memory to meet him and the most i would ask for is a picture with him. But never in my wildest dreams would i buy an autograph of anyone never mind Alan from E-bay. They are good for buying watches and things but never a so said authentic autographed picture. I hope no one has fallen into this trap before and gosh, sorry if you did but the chances of it being authentic is slim to none. But i suppose a slim chance is better than no chance ( kinda like the  Swedish womens hockey team beating Canada for the gold medal in Turin). oh, did i say that, just a little Canadian pride showing up.


    Hikity 
    2/17/06 at 07:17 PM

    Comments:

    Alfan, this is exactly what I thought and it is not the first time I found this on the German ebay - it gives me a headache.

     


    Alfan 
    2/17/06 at 06:36 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    Snagged  his signature? Heck, i dont even think it is his. You decide.

     

     

    This is not the same

     

    as this

     

     

    Anyone who knows Alan's signature knows that when he signs his first name it looks like Aram, not Alan.Bloody scavangers them e-bay buggers are. No wonder Alan only likes to sign one autograph, i believe he said once that the others only end up on e-bay.


    steffi 
    2/17/06 at 06:08 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:
    ehm, because of the Ebay-autograph-thing. The text clearly says that it's not an original, but a reproduction. So I guess somebody snagged his signature from somewhere on the internet and put it on the photograph. Still not nice and still illegal, but not as bad as selling it as an original...
    Claudia 
    2/17/06 at 05:52 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Ohhh Nicole!  You're a saint!    I'm going to check out that site!  First Snow Cake and now Perfume


    Nicole 
    2/17/06 at 05:05 PM

    Comments:
    Sue, you can record it online at http://www.onlinetvrecorder.com (any problems with the programme email me ) But I'm sure there will be other Germans recording it!

    sue 
    2/17/06 at 05:02 PM

    Comments:

    Any chance of our German pals snagging the Perfume trailer??

    (As if we have to ask!!)


    Nicole 
    2/17/06 at 05:02 PM

    Comments:
    oh, and here is the link (in German)

    ProSieben "das Parfum"


    Nahima 
    2/17/06 at 04:25 PM

    Comments:
    No Hikity, I'm Puerto Rican.

    Yeah, that autograph is a faked one.
    How is it possible that people buy such things?

    It so obvious!

    Great news Nicole!

    Nicole 
    2/17/06 at 04:17 PM

    Comments:
    woohooo.... I just had a news alert that the first Perfum trailer will be shown on the German tv channel Pro7 (ProSieben).

    When: Sunday, 19 February, 20:13 (8:13pm)


    Jan 
    2/17/06 at 04:03 PM

    Comments:

    Hikity - thanks for the offer of chocolate, but I don't really like milk chocolate, anyway. And it probably would break.

     

    I think what AFHN is going to have is a 'puter (computer)?


    Hikity 
    2/17/06 at 02:39 PM

    Comments:

    Nahima, are you Welsh?

    There is an autograph on ebay and I think it's a fake:

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6254738743&ssPageName=ADME:B:SSE:1


    Nahima 
    2/17/06 at 02:29 PM

    Comments:
    The thread "Autism in the movies" is very moving.
    I can't blame the mother who started it, life is so hard and unfair sometimes that it's difficult not to explode.
    However, there it is the "other side of the coin". Henry-242's answer let us know more about autism and the movie itself. It's touching to know at first hand (or first instance?) the background of the film. I can see now why AR found it easy to sign and compromise himself with the project.

    Go "Snow Cake", go!!

    sue 
    2/17/06 at 02:06 PM

    Comments:

    Sorry it was a newsletter so I obviously can't do a link. Here he is:

     

    hansemp.jpg


    sue 
    2/17/06 at 02:00 PM

    Comments:

    Empireonline seem to have acquired one of those plastic Hans Grubers!


    Hikity 
    2/17/06 at 02:00 PM

    Comments:

    Nahima, I want this fervently!!

     

    And here is one more note on a German TV programme: On Monday, 21 Feb 06 at 17:40 (i.e. 5:40 a.m. local time),

    LEUTE HEUTE/Channel: ZDF (zeig deine Füße) is broadcasting BERLINALE SPEZIAL. Presenter Nina Ruge is in Berlin Saturday and Sunday. As far as I understood her today this is a kind of summary of all the stars and films (and the preview showed our man, too) and that what is going to happen tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow (quiz question: where does this quotation originate from?)

     

    Peekabooh, nobody believes you,  having seen all his films and with a Dutch TV broadcasting the OV of films in general I am going to eat a broom if you did not understand his few sentences (except for the Welsh, okeydokey)


    Hikity 
    2/17/06 at 01:25 PM

    Comments:

    Claudia, thanks very much for the link (Angela Pell's husband)

    AFHN, what is a pooter??


    Nahima 
    2/17/06 at 12:48 PM

    Comments:
    Hi everyone!

    Jules, your transcript helped me a lot.  Thanks again!
    Claudia, to vote on "The Our Time Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor" there's a redhead above on the right side with the word "Vote".
    There it is!

    Thanks Ulrika for the UGO link and to Chalebh for the link of the bigger SC stills, great finds!

    CatsPlay, the voting link for SC is another great find, I voted already!
    How annoying the reaction of the person of the tea party thing.

    At least she/he received an answer, that's something to be grateful.

    Hope AR will stay for the final ceremony of the Berlinale event and SC to be the winner. 

    Wishing a nice weekend for everybody!


    Peekabooh 
    2/17/06 at 12:41 PM

    What is your location? the Netherlands

    Comments:
    Jules, thank you so much for the transcription. Sometimes it´s very difficult for non-native-English-speaking-persons to catch up with a conversation. Actually, it´s a relief to read the spoken words when listening to the conversation. So, thanks again...

    Jules 
    2/17/06 at 12:19 PM

    What is your location? England

    Comments:

    Hi everyone

     

    I have sent the SC press conference transcript on to those who have emailed me so far.  At least I hope I have ... my computer sometimes freezes grrr!  So to those who have emailed me so far, should you not have received your copy please email me again and I'll send it out to you again.  If I do not hear from you then I know you have received it okay.

     

    Cheers!

     


    AFNH 
    2/17/06 at 11:39 AM

    Comments:

    AR speaking Welsh - oh wow!!!

    Still lurking in the library but with luck on my side, I should have a new(ish) pooter this time next week, all being well. Have missed so much over the past couple of weeks, got a lot of catching up to do.(That's quite a list you've got links to, Claudia!)


    CatsPlay 
    2/17/06 at 11:26 AM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    Oh Claudia, thank you so much for finding this and posting it.


    Chris 
    2/17/06 at 11:23 AM

    Comments:

    OMG, sorry guys, false alarm, Laura already gave me the link by email. Laura you are an ANGEL!


    Chris 
    2/17/06 at 11:16 AM

    Comments:

    Miriam, thanks a lot for the explanation and for your wishes re:my studying. Now I have a HUGE favour to ask you guys. Can anyone PLEASE upload the Wedi video to YouSendIt? I`m having dificulties with Megaupload.   Thank you in advance.

     

    Wow! The pictures are fabulous! Thank you so much!


    Claudia 
    2/17/06 at 11:11 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I've been doing a little looking around this morning and found a very interesting post on IMDb from henry-242 about Snow Cake

     

    Autism in the movies


    Miriam Heijdemann 
    2/17/06 at 10:31 AM

    What is your location? Almelo

    Comments:

    Oops, little mistake. The end of the name is ...gogogoch. One "go" was just left out.


    Miriam 
    2/17/06 at 10:29 AM

    What is your location? the Netherlands

    Comments:

    Hi Roxysue

     

    Thanks for your reply. The name of that place is:

     

    Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllantysiliogo goch.

    (means: St. Mary's Church by the white aspen over the Whirlpool and St. Tysilio's (Church) by the red cave. I love it!


    Meeressternchen 
    2/17/06 at 10:16 AM

    Comments:

    I hope now the mail add is visible...sorry!


    Meeressternchen 
    2/17/06 at 10:14 AM

    Comments:

    To everyone in NYC re: Sweeney Todd, I know it's more or less OT, but I'd love to hear more about the production, since it seems like a Sweeney Todd boom! Last year there were two productions in Germany who got much reprise and before that London staged what seems quite similar to the current production in NYC. All shows were superb!

    Please, anyone who had seen the NYC prod., could you e-mail me and give me more details? I would be endlessly grateful. Thank you!


    Hikity 
    2/17/06 at 09:45 AM

    Comments:

    Catsplay, look further down at Chalebh's post!!!!!

     

    Claudia, tks again and Laura was so nice to send it immediately to me...lovely people here


    CatsPlay 
    2/17/06 at 08:10 AM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman27.com

    Comments:

    There is also a link to vote for SNOW CAKE on the VW Red Carpet Voting site:

     

    http://www.redcarpetvoting.de/page_2100.jsp

     

    It is also currently in the lead with 41%.

     

    Does anyone know when these will be awarded?


    Claudia 
    2/17/06 at 08:02 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

      The RADA donation for AR's birthday is now at £1145!!!  His birthday is Tuesday!

     


    Claudia 
    2/17/06 at 07:56 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Here's a megaupload link to that Wedi 7 piece on autism, Chalebh.

     

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OUFJ9KK6

     


    Claudia 
    2/17/06 at 07:55 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Hikity, Elaine did a wonderful video clip from the South Bank Awards with just the AR bits. 

     

    CatsPlay, thanks for the links to the tea party replies.  I take it that dramastar_kt is a little perturbed that Melanie Parker didn't send a picture with the letter. 

     

    lurker, I didn't think so.....

     

    Chalebh! Thank you so much for the award ceremony schedule.  I am supposed to have company this weekend but I still plan to watch the ceremony.  Also, thanks so much for the huge Snow Cake stills!  I see that one that obscure secy one of AR that Emily found a few days ago is included. 

     

    Ulricka, thanks for the ugo voting link.  I wasn't able to figure out how to vote on it though.  I'll look at it again in a few minutes. 

     

    AR has a good lead at the Red Carpet Voting site!  40% to Clooney's 27%!

     

    And HAPPY FRIDAY TO EVERYONE!!!!!

     


    Roxysue 
    2/17/06 at 07:43 AM

    What is your location? Berks.

    Comments:

    Off Topic, I'm afraid !!

       Just to say Hi to Miriam. you asked if anyone was musical and yes I am ! I have taught drums and percussion for 23 years and also play the piano, although that is rather rusty ! I studied at music college in Wales and my best friend there now teaches the harp ( she owns 4 !! ).It is as difficult as timpani in terms of transporting around. I know a few welsh words and I used to be able to recite the longest railway station name in the world ( Llanfair P.G. ), but have forgotten the middle section !

          Also someone posted about seeing celebrities in New York. Well I was in London on Tuesday with family and friends and John Hurt walked past me on Regent Street. He'd been at the Berlinale the night before and on the Getty Images site he was pictured wearing the same scarf that I saw the following day ! It would be nice to spot AR walking round London but he spends such little time there that it would be very unlikely 1


    Laura 
    2/17/06 at 04:14 AM

    Comments:
    Hikity, I sent it to you by email
    Hikity 
    2/17/06 at 03:57 AM

    Comments:

    Chalebh, you rock, thank your for these huge pics - my PC bursts...but I don't know whether I can forgive you about the "unfortunately"...what's wrong with him? Well, I forgive yu of course

     

    Claudia, sorry for my blond moment (I love this expression and I am blond), but about which video from Elaine are you talking? Did I miss sth?


    Laura 
    2/17/06 at 03:45 AM

    Comments:

    Since the winners are not known before that date I guess we can only hope that AR is there, he won't be there for sure

    right?


    Chalebh 
    2/17/06 at 03:27 AM

    Comments:

    Some infos about the Award Ceremony of the Berlinale.

     

    The ceremony begins on Saturday, 18th at 19.00 CET (which is 18.00 London time). Unfortunately (sorry) the show host will be Heino Ferch, the same as in the opening ceremony.

    This year there will be no prior notice about the recipients. So we won’t know who wins in the different categories until that evening.

    The Winner of the “Goldener Bär” could be one of the 19 films in the competition; also the “Silberne Bären” could go to different films.

    There are several categories.

    - The Golden Bear for Best Film (to the producers)

    - The Jury Grand Prix – Silver Bear

    - The Silver Bear for Best Director

    - The Silver Bear for Best Actress

    - The Silver Bear for Best Actor

    - The Silver Bear for An Outstanding Artistic Achievement

    - The Silver Bear for Best Film Music

     

    And the press conference with the winners will start at about 20.40 CET.

     

    Until then if you like to see bigger film stills from Snow Cake, there is a swiss site that has big versions of the already known stills.

    http://www.outnow.ch/Media/Img/2005/SnowCake/

     

    Click on the still and then in the in the bigger photo on the sign (top right) “Bild in Originalgrösse zeigen” The size of the pics are about 1400 x 935.

     

    LG Chalebh

     

     


    Miriam Heijdemann 
    2/17/06 at 02:26 AM

    What is your location? Almelo, the Netherlands

    Comments:

    Hi Chris,

     

    You asked when Alan said "thank you" in Welsh? I watched the press interviews and if you go to about two minutes during the interview there is one reporter who IS a Welshman and first he says something to Marc Evans (the director, I think) in Welsh and then he asks something to Sigourney Weaver. She is a bit surprised and says something like: "I would like to answer this in Welsh, but I am afraid I can't. And then you hear Alan say: "Say, Diolch yn fawr. She says: What does that mean? And Alan answers: "thank you". You only see mrs. Weaver then, but you recognize his voice immediately. Her reaction was very nice and I was so thrilled to FINALLY hear him say something in Welsh. Now I really know he does know Welsh. I hope you can find that part. If not, let me know and I will seach it out for you. Good luck with your study. It sounds very interesting, you know. As for my harp playing, I have to admit... I am still learning (I have only played for 5 years, but it is wonderful, especially on my concert harp - I love the sound of it.

    Are there more of you who do something with music? And if so - what instrument of so? I'd like to know for I am a big music lover myself.


    Ulrika 
    2/17/06 at 02:11 AM

    What is your location? Snowy Sweden

    Comments:

    The Our Time Academy Award: Best supporting actor

     

    VOTE FOR ALAN!!! (He's in the lead)

     

    http://www.ugo.com/channels/filmtv/features/oscars2006/bestsupportingactor.asp

     

     Cheers!


    Chalebh 
    2/17/06 at 01:11 AM

    Comments:

    Claudia or CatsPlay: Could you upload the Welsh Video again (Maybe via Megaupload?). The YouSendIt link has already expired.

     

    I checked the German weekly magazines this morning. In "Gala" there was a just picture (with Sigourney and Emily), one of the many you posted here, so nothing really new. No mentioning in the article. Nothing in "Bunte" or any other of them. Basically they concentrated on the German "stars" at the Berlinale and if they went international, it was George Clooney, George Clooney,... *gggrrr*

     

    Have a nice start in your weekend

     

    Chalebh


    lurker 
    2/16/06 at 11:40 PM

    Comments:

    Claudia,  sorry, no can do!


    Pam 
    2/16/06 at 10:41 PM

    What is your location? Massachusetts

    Comments:
    Hi! What great articles and photos! You guys have really been busy over here.
    I asked on the other forum that is o/t but think its okay to ask here too. If not, forgive me.
    I was wondering if someone here could somehow put AR's photo into an olympic photo to celebrate the winter games that are going on such as AR skiing, luging or snowboarding-I dont know how to do this and know how talented you are here and thought Alan would look kind of neat in a winter olympics picture.
    Thanks in advance in case anyone can do this-I think it would be kind of neat.



    CatsPlay 
    2/16/06 at 08:34 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    Here's the background on the tea party thing.

     

    http://dramastar-kt.livejournal.com/17884.html

     


    CatsPlay 
    2/16/06 at 08:14 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    Thought this was oddly interesting.  Found this blog -- apparently these people invited a number of celebrities (including AR) to some kind of tea party.   See this picture(s) of the responses they received.  You can partway read the letter from AR (MP) in one of the photos.

     

    http://dramastar-kt.livejournal.com/31870.html


    Nahima 
    2/16/06 at 07:00 PM

    Comments:
    Ooh, thank you Claudia, just that simple!

    Jules, you got mail! (from me and a lot more I'm sure)

    Alan Rickman - 35%
    George Clooney - 29%

    :grin:
    Claudia 
    2/16/06 at 06:44 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Nahima and Jules, if you click "Private" beside the email address, the post will be public but the email address will only visible to myself and Sabine, GA.

     

    If you click "Make this a private entry?" the whole post will be only visiable to myself and Sabine, GA. 

     


    sue 
    2/16/06 at 06:41 PM

    Comments:
    Looks like he is just reading a book to me Dee. 
    Nahima 
    2/16/06 at 06:35 PM

    Comments:
    It's OK Jules, I included my own e-mail address in my prior post.

    (Better to include it in this one too.)

    It's my time to be sorry now. I share your confusion, I don't know what would happen if one select the "private" thing related with the e-mail addresses.

    Anyway, feel free to use mine. Thanks again!
    Claudia 
    2/16/06 at 06:34 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Elaine!  Thank you for the South Bank Awards video!  He looked wonderful at that show. 

     

     Jules! That was a huge job! Thank you so much.  I'd love a copy.  My email is above. 

     

    And yes, if you add your email address here, no one gets it unless you respond to whomever emails you. 

     

    lurker/Zzzz, if you want to talk to me, you can email and I'll be glad to explain why I have deleted or edited your posts.

     


    Dee 
    2/16/06 at 06:33 PM

    Comments:

    Quote:
    Dee, I believe that's a still or promo shot from the stage production of Hamlet back in '92. If you check out other pix you can see it's in "sort of" modern dress!

     

    Thank you Sue. Yes, his clothes do look similar. Do you know what he is "doing"?  Is he recording something?


    Jan 
    2/16/06 at 06:28 PM

    Comments:

    Jules - I'd love to receive a copy of your transcript, too. Thank you. I know that Elisa (from Italy) would love one, too. She said she couldn't understand a word he said.


    Claudia 
    2/16/06 at 06:26 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    @ Jules - Oh, I'd like the transcript too, please.

     

     

    Quote:
    I have made a transcript of the Snow Cake press conference.  If any one would like a copy, let me know and I will forward it to you.]

     

     

    On another note:

    Chalebh, today I got mail! Yay!

    I will try to upload the bigger video tonight, and when the upload is finished, give note about the download URL here.

     

    Sorry, about the message here, I can't get into my gmail account...


    Jules 
    2/16/06 at 06:25 PM

    What is your location? England

    Comments:

    No, that didn't work.  Okay this time, I think.

    Sorry, Claudia for my multiple posts.


    Jules 
    2/16/06 at 06:23 PM

    What is your location? England

    Comments:

    Okay, not to worry.  I think I've sussed it.

     

    Quote:
    Me too, please!
    May I forward it to the italian AR fans and my good friends?

    Jules!

     

     

     

    Yes, of course you can, Cyntilla.  The more the merrier.  Okay if my email address is there, then just send me and I'll forward the transcript on to you.


    Jules 
    2/16/06 at 06:17 PM

    What is your location? England

    Comments:

    Sorry Nahima, I forgot to include my email address.  If I tick on private does that mean it won't be shown but that people can still send me an email message?  I'm a little confused.  LoL.


    Cyntilla 
    2/16/06 at 06:15 PM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:
    Quote:
    I have made a transcript of the Snow Cake press conference. If any one would like a copy, let me know and I will forward it to you.


    Me too, please!
    May I forward it to the italian AR fans and my good friends?

    Jules!



    lurker 
    2/16/06 at 06:10 PM

    Comments:

    Yes, I did hear AR had nephews, but I can't research it, I'm pressed for time. The other post was about the date in Europe.

     


    Nahima 
    2/16/06 at 05:35 PM

    Comments:
    Jules, what a great idea!
    I'll love to receive one. 

    Thanks in advance!

    Alma 
    2/16/06 at 04:36 PM

    What is your location? boston

    Comments:
    http://159.54.227.3/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060207/LIVING/60207048/1004/LIVING

    Has anyone seen this article? It was posted on a community on Livejournal. It seems to be a good source.
    It says MNIRC will be playing in NYC from March 22 to May 14. If it's true, I will be one happy camper because that coincides with my spring break


    Jules 
    2/16/06 at 04:16 PM

    What is your location? England

    Comments:

    I have made a transcript of the Snow Cake press conference.  If any one would like a copy, let me know and I will forward it to you.


    sue 
    2/16/06 at 04:08 PM

    Comments:
    Dee, I believe that's a still or promo shot from the stage production of Hamlet back in '92. If you check out other pix you can see it's in "sort of" modern dress!
    Emily Rose 
    2/16/06 at 03:38 PM

    What is your location? The Northwest

    Comments:
    Hi, this is such a great site and just wanted to say I am enjoying all the clips and articles about Alan. I just love him as Professor Snape and hope he continues to play his part in any future movies.  The Goblet of Fire is being released next month in March! I can't wait to get the DVD and watch him again  as he is the greatest actor ever. Happy Birthday Alan. .

    Linda 
    2/16/06 at 03:18 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

     I forgot to ask something: Can you tell me where to get the video where Alan actually speaks Welsh? I think there was a link somewhere in this guestbook but unfortunately it dind't work  Thank you for your help! And thank you even more for all the Berlinale stuff... you are amazing!!!


    Linda 
    2/16/06 at 03:13 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Hello. I'm visiting the guestbook for the 2nd time now Somebody asked if "My name is Rachel Corrie" is coming to America. I've got an image of a letter from the Royal Court and it is said that MNiRC will transfer to the New York Theater Workshop in March 2006. If anybody could tell me how to link I could tell you where you can see the letter... Sorry if anybody figured this out before me, I didn't read all your entries though

    Have a nice evening, Linda


    Dee 
    2/16/06 at 03:08 PM

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

    Comments:

    I'm working on my FamousARt site and hope someone here might know what AR is doing in this photo? He appears to be either recording or listening to something. I'm wondering if he is creating some kind of "audio ARt".

     

     

    Also: I have a couple pixs of AR wearing weird shirts (one has a GIANT sunflower on the front, the other is a gaudy Hawaiian shirt). Thought it would be fun to put a few similar photos together for an exhibit of AR WEARING ARt. Cool t-shirts, etc. Does anyone have any photos they would share that would fit into that category?

    Thank you!


    Chris 
    2/16/06 at 02:48 PM

    Comments:

    Miriam, I hope you don`t mind me asking this but when did you hear him say that? I can`t remember that one and you made me so curious because I`ve just began studying a bit of Celtic History this year. I find it extremly intersting but I have no knowledge of how Welsh sounds. Thank you.

    You play the harp? I`m sure you sound abssolutely divine! 

     

    Have a beautiful day everyone!


    Miriam Heijdemann 
    2/16/06 at 02:30 PM

    What is your location? Almelo, the Netherlands

    Comments:

    Hi Claudia,

     

    You asked if there is someone who speaks Welsh? Well, I don't speak Welsh, but I started learning a bit Welsh, because I want to learn to sing nice songs in Welsh, while accompanying myself on my harp. Because of my celtic harp I really got interested in Celtic languages. That was even before I became fan of Alan (early 2002). So I was very interested in his celtic background. But I was thrilled, too, when I heard him say "Diolch yn fawr" (thank you in Welsh). That was an answer to a question I had for I was not sure if he really could speak Welsh (even with his Welsh background) for not all Welsh people do speak Welsh. But you are right. It is a beautiful and interesting language.


    Laura 
    2/16/06 at 02:27 PM

    Comments:
    thank you for fixing the link, it works, thank you!
    Elaine 
    2/16/06 at 02:26 PM

    Comments:

    Or even this one!

    http://s56.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1RFJZVF0LUWF93V1JD5JIFY6CM


    Elaine 
    2/16/06 at 02:26 PM

    Comments:

    This one should work:

    http://s56.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1RFJZVF0LUWF93V1JD5JIFY6CM


    Laura 
    2/16/06 at 02:06 PM

    Comments:
    Elaine, I get the message that the link is not available
    Elaine 
    2/16/06 at 02:03 PM

    Comments:

    Just got round to watching the South Bank Show. Here is an edited vid of it with the parts sue tok those lovely caps  from!

     

    http://s52.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0I3ZGZ4FHH4E36RVYSJLMOCXV


    Martina 
    2/16/06 at 01:28 PM

    What is your location? Munich

    Comments:
    Hallo Hikity,
    natürlich wähle ich den schrägen Vogel.
    Engl: I vote Vogel because he is funny. Delete your cookies after your voting so you can vote again.
    Hikity 
    2/16/06 at 01:21 PM

    Comments:

    If you vote a German actor at random then take Moritz Bleibtreu or Jürgen Vogel, thanks


    Sorry, this is a private entry which is only viewable by the guestbook owner.

    [View Entry]

    Claudia 
    2/16/06 at 12:53 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Sorry folks.  It looks like "Jimmy" decided to post while I was away for my lunch hour or he would have banned and deleted before anyone saw his pitiful post. 

     

    I agree with Laura and Jan and Carol 100+% but now that he's been deleted, let's just forget the loser.

     


    Carol 
    2/16/06 at 12:52 PM

    What is your location? Michigan

    Comments:

    Uh, Jimmy, why are you here?   Just go away.  You will be far happier, and so will we.


    Jan 
    2/16/06 at 12:43 PM

    Comments:

    I second Laura's vote! Especially to take the time to post something on a site he's not interested in! If I see something I'm not interested in, I just go on to something else.


    Laura 
    2/16/06 at 12:38 PM

    Comments:
    thak you . I see there's even worse: wasting time on something you're not interested! Congratulations! you won!
    Nicole 
    2/16/06 at 11:55 AM

    Comments:

    Perfume release date for France announced. 13/12/06. It seems sooo long.

     

    Can't wait to see Snow Cake! I hope it will be released soon!


    Chris 
    2/16/06 at 11:50 AM

    Comments:

    Laura, dear, on the Red Carpet link, just pick a random name and vote and there should be another page opening with the well known names, AR included. Vote there and if you want to see the statistics hit one of the links in the next page that appeares. I forgot which one exactly.


    Laura 
    2/16/06 at 11:43 AM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:

    Claudia, the link to yousendit already expired

     

    Can someone re-upload it or send it to me or whatever way you prefer?

     

    I can't find where to vote about red carpet, I see all uknown names.


    Claudia 
    2/16/06 at 11:35 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Hikity, I forgot to mention kudos for finding the links to Aksel Karcher.  Its very interesting to see.  It'll be fun to spot things from these drawings in the film.

     

    That's a nice pic, Nicole! 

     

    The video for that Emmy win (thanks for the pic, Dee) is on the Awards page of the site.  Cybill Shepherd and Christine Baranski sure did seem like that admired AR when they presented that award to him!  Both actresses were doing a sit-com together at that time called "Cybill".  It was a hilarious show!

     

    CatsPlay, I forgot to mention thanks to you yesterday for the link to the Maverick DVD photographer.  The pic of AR on her site is far more clear that any screen cap I've seen from the DVD. 

     

     

     

     

     


    Rebecca (luvinthunder) 
    2/16/06 at 11:17 AM

    Comments:
    I get quizes from our local TV station. Today it was great movie lines and scens. I found a few of them very interesting and thought I would share.

    http://html.theindychannel.com/sh/quizine/2986509/
    Sevy 
    2/16/06 at 11:11 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:
    Claudia you have the permission, of course!

    Hikity 
    Quote:
    Last year I was backstage "Home Place" and when Tom Courtenay came out the only other person who was there started to talk a lot of rubbish in a neverending rush - it was soooo embarrassing


    Oh man! I'm so happy that this didn't happened to me!!


    Marlina 
    2/16/06 at 10:35 AM

    Comments:
    Oh i found it! We've to vote first
    Hikity 
    2/16/06 at 10:24 AM

    Comments:

    Ladies, Claudia found another voting. Please give it a go - it ends on 19 February!!!!! As for the German actor you have to vote first it seems take anyone - they are all good, grins. Then the next page appears with our Man on it. Thanks Claudia!!! Better chances here than in Hello, haha


    Marlina 
    2/16/06 at 10:17 AM

    Comments:

    Sevy~ There's no doubt about that

    Claudia~ Dear, i can't find the vote... Where is it?


    Hikity 
    2/16/06 at 10:15 AM

    Comments:

     

    Sevy, thanks so much for your video. Good grief, how near you were and didn't dare saying something...he must be very impressive. And HE LOOKS GREAT!!!!!!!!!

    Well, for that woman screaming "ouch" may be you should have kicked her. I can very well imagine such an annoying behaviour. Last year I was backstage "Home Place" and when Tom Courtenay came out the only other person who was there started to talk a lot of rubbish in a neverending rush - it was soooo embarrassing

     

    Claudia and Catsplay, thanks a lot, unfortunately I do not (yet) speak Welsh. Draught, what is draught?????


    Claudia 
    2/16/06 at 10:13 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Oh Sevy, I forgot to ask.  Tonight, I am going to upload Jalena's and Camerata's videos from the other day to my server so I can add a link above and I'm hoping you will give me permission to add yours as well. 

     

     


    Sevy 
    2/16/06 at 10:11 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:
    Quote:
    Maybe the girl near you got her feet stomped or something

    Yes....no wonder...no one looked at feets, when Alan came to our side...


    @Claudia from GA: Very welcome, I wanted to give something too, you all do such a great work here.


    Claudia 
    2/16/06 at 09:57 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I spent a good deal of time at the Berlinale site last night watching some of the other videos from the festival.  I have to say that Berlinale has impressed me very much with their website and willingness to share what's going on with the rest of the world.  At least they get the notion that not everyone who wanted to attend could possibly get there.  So my huge thanks to Berlinale for their generosity.  Maybe Sundance, Cannes, Toronto, and other film festivals will follow their lead! 

     

    I also had an email this morning from a German friend who has located a site to vote "Berlinale Star 2006".  The first voting option is for the favorite German actor. The next voting option if for the international favorite.  AR is in that list.  Unfortunately, George Clooney is in the lead by some 30%.  Let's see if we can pass the word and get AR in the lead!

     

    Red Carpet Voting

     

     


    Marlina 
    2/16/06 at 09:47 AM

    Comments:

    Sevy~ Thank You for the detail... Maybe the girl near you got her feet stomped or something


    Claudia 
    2/16/06 at 09:44 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

      Ohhhh Sevy! Thank you so much for sharing your video with us!  Its great that you're not afraid anymore!

     

    CatsPlay, you had know way of knowing what I was doing. 

     

    Here's the link to the Wedi 7 video

     

    http://s38.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1FX9FSTW4Z6H03U3EBWCRLLIUN

     

     

     

     

     


    sevy 
    2/16/06 at 09:24 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:
    Marlina, you want details...

    Without jokes, nothing special happened...of course everyone called Mr. Rickman or Alan (not me, I was too afraid to say something...)
    And beside the camera was a girl who constantly screamed 'ouch ouch OOOOUUUUCHHHHH' all the time and this was really a bit annoying....

    Maybe you can see in the video how Alan says 'thank you'...unfortunately the girl beside us was so loud, that it cannot be heard on the vid.

    But I heard him saying it    *faint*

    He was very friendly and was smiling a lot and posing to the fans....he simply was great.
    I always was afraid to meet im in real life, you know, everybody has a bad day and I didn't wanted to 'catch him in a bad mood', but now I'm afraid no more, and the next time (I promised myself) I WILL SPEAK !!

    And here's the video in YOUSENDIT:

    3 MB WMV

    12 MB MPEG


    CatsPlay 
    2/16/06 at 09:23 AM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    Hi Claudia,

     

    Sorry, didn't mean to steal the thunder.  I'm having trouble figuring out how to save it off anyway.  Can you email me if you have a chance about how you save things like this?  Thanks


    Claudia 
    2/16/06 at 09:13 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    The Wedi7 piece is fascinating to watch.  I don't think I've ever heard much spoken Welsh before.  Anyway, I'm uploading the whole clip just in case there are some Welsh speaking friends here that may be interested in the autism aspect of the piece as well. 

     

    Just curious...is there anyone here that does speak Welsh?  Its a beautiful language.

     

     


    Claudia 
    2/16/06 at 09:06 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Well CatsPlay....you beat me to it!  I've been working on downloading and uploading for the past hour!  LOL 

     

    Many many thanks to Frankie for finding the Wedi 7 piece!  I'm busily uploading it to YouSendIt as I type this.  I'll post the link as soon as I can. 

     

     


    Marlina 
    2/16/06 at 09:02 AM

    Comments:

    Catsplay~ Looking forward to your editing


    Marlina 
    2/16/06 at 08:57 AM

    Comments:

    Can anyone please help me to upload it in Yousendit? I'm really s*cks with megaupload.. It's occured an error or something.. So, pleaseeee!!!

    Sevy~ When you said screaming girls.. What exactly are they sreaming about? Give us details darling! 


    CatsPlay 
    2/16/06 at 08:50 AM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    Found via the Alan Rickman Experience, a 30 minute show on Autism (in Welsh) that has a 5 minute feature on Snow Cake. 

     

    http://www.wedi7.com/Programme.asp?Episode=27&Locale=EN

     

    It incorporates red carpet snips, clips from the movie, snips from the press conference, and an interview with the director (speaking in Welsh), but the quality of the video is extremely good.  (they are all clips I think we have seen before).

     

    I will try and save this and edit it down to just the Snow Cake portion for posting.

     

    The Snow Cake part runs from 10:36 to 16:22.


    CatsPlay 
    2/16/06 at 08:23 AM

    Comments:

    Sevy,

     

    Thanks so much for sharing that video -- it is wonderful!


    Sevy 
    2/16/06 at 08:12 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:
    @Laura:

    Yes, it really was very close....and he looks so good in real life...like in the movies.
    I just stand there and stared at him


    Laura 
    2/16/06 at 08:01 AM

    Comments:

    Thank you!

    thank you so much for sharing,wow, you were sooo close!


    Sevy 
    2/16/06 at 07:58 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:
    I hope  you're familiar with megaupload... Most of you use yousendit...

    In case you guys don't know: The download button will appear after 45 sec. It's in the upper right corner (download starten) mostly behind the ad-banner.

    I'm glad you like my video, thank you.
    I have 2 Versions:

    3 MB WMV
           and
    12 MB MPEG

    Both are the same versions.

    Sevy


    Laura 
    2/16/06 at 07:50 AM

    Comments:

    Sevy,

    it's fantastic! Great video!

    Any chance to save it? youtube only allows to watch it online it would be so beautiful having it on the hard disk and watch it many times

    pleaseeeee


    sue 
    2/16/06 at 07:48 AM

    Comments:

    Thanks for sharing, Sevy.


    Sevy 
    2/16/06 at 07:43 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:
    Yeeees and I forgot the link... 
    Sorry, here it is:

    Click
    hope it works..


    Sevy 
    2/16/06 at 07:41 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://voldything.deviantart.com/ + http://www.youtube.com/my_videos

    Comments:
    Hey everyone!

    First I wanna thank you all for your hard work with all these gread videos and pics! What would a Alan Fan do without you

    I was at the Berlinale festival and my friend and me, managed somehow to see Alan after the press conference and my friend did a video!!!

    It's nothing special, though. He's not talking to me or giving me an autograph or even looking at me but

    IT WAS SOOOO GREAT to be so close to him


    I uploaded the video and wanted to share it with you
    But remember: nothing special.... and I edited it a bit, cause the original audio was very bad.....

    Sevy

    annette 
    2/16/06 at 05:52 AM

    What is your location? france

    Comments:

     here's the perfume crew

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b112/ARDLHGB2/perfume2.jpg

     


    Alma 
    2/16/06 at 04:33 AM

    What is your location? my cold dorm room, doing econ homework about hedging- joy!

    Comments:
    Oh my god, Dee. Those women in that picture are terrifying. They look like plastic barbie dolls (and they probably have alot of plastic in them, too.) Run, Alan, run!

    Gina- Whaaaaat? You've seen that many celebrities in NYC and you don't even live there? I have lived in NYC all my life and I have never once seen a celebrity in the street. But wait. I bet I have seen one and just didn't care and/or recognize them. I guess I should care more about this stuff or maybe look up from my reading now and then... But really, the chances of running into AR are pretty slim.

    Ooh, I want to see Sweeney Todd. Apparently, the one going on right now is special because each actor plays an instrument in addition to the acting. The main actress plays the tuba! Brass girls, represent- I play the French horn. I've seen The Lion King, Hairspray (got some autographs from the cast too,) The Producers (my favorite, hands down,) Les Miz (my class got to meet the cast!) and Cats before it closed. I still haven't seen The Phantom of the Opera. But of course the thing I'm saving up for now is MNIRC, but looking at the prices of the theater, it might be pretty cheap

    Thanks for that letter, Claudia. I'm so glad that it seems AR will be playing Snape again. It only makes sense, I think. It wouldn't be right to quit this far into the game and I bet he knows that alot of his fans would be sad if he did. And I imagine that we will see some major revelations about Snape in the last book, so hopefully he will not be the sort of stereotypical villian that he has been in the first few movies. I have a feeling that he will be a character with alot of depth beyond evil, so I hope that will make Snape an enjoyable character for AR to play

    Gina 
    2/15/06 at 10:23 PM

    What is your location? Indiana, USA

    Comments:
    Hi Brittanny! ( Hope I didn't spell YOUR name wrong haha..no realyl its cool)

     I don't live in NYC, unfortunately. I'm in the giant cornfield known as Indiana. But we are proud of many things here..such as our peoples emphatic love of Nascar, we also brought you Michael Jackson haha. Anyhow I love NYC and I do try to get there as often as possible. Strangely I have heard of this "Sweeney Todd' musical before because I know that Alan went to it a couple of times. The last show I saw was back in August, I saw the last performance of Steel Magnolias. Its SUCH a great story.

    Anyhow nice to meet you all.


    pat 
    2/15/06 at 10:07 PM

    What is your location? sydney australia

    Comments:

    To Dee,

    Yes that is a pic for Rasputin , An Emmy great film.  pat


    Dee 
    2/15/06 at 08:50 PM

    Comments:

    I know this isn't "new", but I've never seen it before. Is this from his Rasputin award? Since we can't really see AR, I didn't think it was worth removing the marks -- but I love the look on the women's faces!


    Dee 
    2/15/06 at 08:18 PM

    What is your location? northeastern Indiana

    Comments:

    Hi Gina! Thank goodness the word of AR's wonderfulness is spreading through the Hoosier state! Pop into the Discussion Room sometimes and say hi!


    Brittany (peaceonearth) 
    2/15/06 at 08:15 PM

    Comments:

    Sorry, I speeled your name wrong, Gina!


    Brittany (peaceonearth) 
    2/15/06 at 08:13 PM

    Comments:

    Hey Gena. i think this is my first time at this gb, its very cool. i also live in NYC and was just wondering if you lived here or were on vacation. I have a musical reccomendation: Sweeney Todd.  I have seen it twice, and love it.  I would also like to thank (PLEASE forigive me) whoever sent the links to the Snow Cake clips, they are absoloutly wonderful, and i forgot who it was! Also, for everyone else who has submitted wonderful things!


    Rebecca (luvinthunder) 
    2/15/06 at 06:18 PM

    What is your location? IN

    Comments:

    Welcome Gina!  I thought Dee was the only other AR fan in this state.  I would love to go to NY and maybe run into him.  My best friend lives in CT and she has used that as a lure to get me to come out and visit.  She said she would watch for it and get tickets if I would come out and visit.  


    Nicole 
    2/15/06 at 06:04 PM

    Comments:


    source: Harry Potter Xperts.


    Alfan 
    2/15/06 at 05:27 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    I was never in fear of Alan not doing Snape in the next movie or movies, as i said before. Alan is not the kind of person to abandon something that means so much to children and the British Film Industry. Money is so not an issue with Alan so he decides by his heart what projects to do and i think his heart has associated HP as a winning , feel good project. He was asked if he was going to do Harry Potter the rest of his life and he said " no, unfortunatly or fortunatly there are only 7 books and seven movies". I so look forward to the Sirius/Snape confrontation at Grimmauld Place ( if they have it ) and him losing it on Harry after the free peek at the pensieve. Great news, made my day.


    Hikity 
    2/15/06 at 05:01 PM

    Comments:

    Hi there, good evening ladies,

    FYI: concerning THE PARFUME here are 3 links to Aksel Karcher.

     

    For a final paper (university) the production designer Aksel Karcher was engaged in The Parfume. He published three works on his web site. The designs visualize Baldini's laboratory and Grenouille's interior being/realm he tries to understand while being on the Plomb du Cantal (2nd highest mountain of Massif Central - where Grenouille spent 7 years in solitariness)

    http://www.akselkarcher.com/nucleus/index.php?itemid=33

     

    http://www.akselkarcher.com/nucleus/index.php?itemid=35

     

    http://www.akselkarcher.com/nucleus/index.php?itemid=34


    Gina 
    2/15/06 at 04:42 PM

    What is your location? Indiana, USA

    Comments:
    New York City is wonderful. It really is. It never gets boring and there is so much to take in. Broadway shows are amazing, I've been to several. This time around I'm going to see Phantom of the Opera ( AGAIN! haha), Barefoot in the Park, and another one I cant quite think of the name..it is a parody of a bunch of different famous broadway shows. You really must come to NYC.

    Hikity 
    2/15/06 at 04:35 PM

    Comments:

    yes, Peekabooh, for one day on the 21st of March??? go ahead girl and book the flight,

    Gina, I would love to come. Not that I remotely believe we would "bump into" him, haahpfmm, but I have never been to the States and NY would be a nice start, wouldn't it?


    Claudia 
    2/15/06 at 03:07 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     

    Hello and a big welcome to Sarah and Gina!  We're glad you've joined us and hope you will have fun. 

     

    Lex, would you email me please?


    Gina 
    2/15/06 at 01:36 PM

    What is your location? Indiana, USA

    Comments:
    You guys should meet up with me in NYC. That would be hilarious..my boyfriend is already slightly put off with my adoration for Alan. I'm sure that would make his year to have several girls dragging him around the city saying.."OH theres Alan! Oh wait..no..wasnt him. Bad hair, no pudge".

    In all actuality I'm not very good at talking to famous people. I sat right beside Ethan Hawk on the subway and I didnt say a word. Noone recognized him and he looked like he was trying to keep a low profile so I didnt want to ruin it for him. I was also extremly sick that week and had barely any voice. It was the same week I ran into Kate Winslet and I was so quiet because I didnt know what to say and didnt know if I did that I wouldnt just squeak at her. My boyfriend kept saying "Take her picture!" and I very quietly told him.."No thats very rude to just take someones picture." She stopped and waved at me and said.. "Oh no its fine..really." Lovely woman. So I'll probably just stand there if I meet Alan smiling stupidly at him or worse try to come off as cool and say something completely stupid.

    Peekabooh 
    2/15/06 at 01:32 PM

    Comments:

    A U.S. tour and other international performances are planned.... ????


    Hikity 
    2/15/06 at 01:30 PM

    Comments:

    Peekabooh, try your left finger..


    Peekabooh 
    2/15/06 at 01:27 PM

    Comments:
    Gina, that´s great news. Thanks for sharing!

    Hikity, let´s move the location of our meeting to NYC, okay???


    Gina 
    2/15/06 at 01:20 PM

    What is your location? Indiana, USA

    Comments:
    ARRGH! I just found this info about Rachel Corrie ..http://159.54.227.3/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060207/LIVING/60207048/1004/LIVING

    I saw it a couple of other places now too. Unfortunately I'm only goign to be in NYC until the 10th or 11th. Maybe Alan will be there preparing for it. I'm certainly going to be passing that theatre a couple of times to see whats going on. Gosh I feel like a stalker. It will be interesting to see the response the opening of this play gets because it has gotten a lot of protest, especially from Americans. Anyone know anyplace that Alan frequents while in the city? haha. I heart NY. I would love to see him and say Hi.

    So excited!! This is going to be the best trip to NYC everrr

    Gina


    Peekabooh 
    2/15/06 at 01:17 PM

    Comments:
    Gina, welcome to our group of devoted Alanfans!

    Hikity
    , shame on you girl...

    Could someone please explain why (despite the fact I know better) my right mouse-finger searches for the Hello-link every time I visit this site? By the way... #2307....


    Hikity 
    2/15/06 at 12:43 PM

    Comments:

    Welcome Gina, may be MNiRC will be shown in NY in March? Claudia might know more, but that you want to BUMP into him...well, well, Gina, that's wishful thinking, but as long as you refrain from banging together with the OooA we'll keep our fingers crossed, of course. 


    Sorry, this is a private entry which is only viewable by the guestbook owner.

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    Gina 
    2/15/06 at 11:40 AM

    What is your location? Indiana, USA

    Comments:
    Hey folks!

    I'm new around here. I started checking out this guestbook during the Berlinale festival. Wow you guys really keep track of him. LOVE it! haha. So I see that from his assistant's letter he will be in America until April. This is fabulous because I'm going to be in NYC from I think March 3-10. If anyone gets any word that he is going to be in or has been spotted in New York around that time PLEASE let me know. Keep me posted because I would love to bump into him. It seems I run into somebody famous every time I go there. But whoopty do..never anyone I actually care to meet. ( not that I'm all celeb gah gah i just Love Alan). I did, however, meet Kate Winslet there back in August and she was just as nice as can be. So please lemme know if anyone knows anything.

    Heres to hoping that MNiRC will hit Broadway. ( I will be seeing 3 shows that week so i will be in the broadway area a lot.)

    thanks ladies!
    Gina

    Sarah 
    2/15/06 at 11:35 AM

    What is your location? UK

    Comments:

    Can I just take this opportunity to thank everyone for all your efforts in posting everything you have about the Premiere of SnowCake. I've been sat here quietly downloading each as they came so thank you again for all your efforts everyone.EEEE I love this site lol

    AND the best news yet........ He's in Order Of The Pheonix?? Woohoooo, thats the news I have been waiting for for months now! Thank You!!!

     

    A one happy Sarah!


    Cyntilla 
    2/15/06 at 10:42 AM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:
    Quote:
    After that Mr. Rickman will be in America until April when he is due to return to the UK to begin filming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.


    Claudia, you made my day! YAY!

    I was just asking around about that, this moring, and finally I have calmed down a bit.



    Camerata 
    2/15/06 at 10:14 AM

    What is your location? France

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

    Comments:
    Claudia : Yahoooooooooooooo ! This letter means that Alan will be in OotP !!!!!! That's a great news !!! Bloody brilliant ! (as Ron could say LOL)

    annette 
    2/15/06 at 10:09 AM

    What is your location? france

    Comments:

    @ hikity: well i won't bite you for this!!! lol


    Claudia 
    2/15/06 at 10:00 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I forgot to mention that the donations to RADA for AR's birthday was almost £1000 but when I went back to check...yet another £150 donation has disappeared!  Its very disheartening to see a fluctuating total like that!   

     

    I hope everyone is spreading the word. We really MUST surpass, if not double, last year's total. 

     

     


    Nicole 
    2/15/06 at 09:34 AM

    Comments:

    Hikity, these pics are from 2004 or so, they are part of the Close My Eyes interview which is on the DVD.


    Hikity 
    2/15/06 at 09:28 AM

    Comments:

    Deeply sorry, Annette, I missed an /n/


    Hikity 
    2/15/06 at 09:27 AM

    Comments:

    Lyd, the French lady writer/journalist most probably was/is in Berlin and she must adore fantastic him who-must-be-adored, hihi, that is why she mixed up Alex with Alan..nice to see that even professionals get in "problems" with him being near by

     

    Anette, thanks so much for the 2 sweet photos. Any idea whether they are taken this or last year?


    annette 
    2/15/06 at 09:06 AM

    What is your location? france

    Comments:

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b112/ARDLHGB2/ab42f9c6.jpg

    isn't he sweet? lol

     

    but i wanted to see you the pic without the link- directly here in this place!

    i don't understand all this very well- i'm an absolute newcomer in all this, so if you can see it it'll be ok for me! :-)

     

    bye everybody!!!

     


    Marlina 
    2/15/06 at 09:05 AM

    Comments:
    Thank you Laura I'm downloading it right now
    Laura 
    2/15/06 at 08:43 AM

    Comments:

    Marlina, the clip for you

    http://s25.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0STV68SZ7VAFK0L0K8BQLHSG0A


    Marlina 
    2/15/06 at 08:30 AM

    Comments:

    I'm okay with the voiceover.. Just want to see how's the man expression when the reporter ask him..

    But if that's not too disturbing you


    Laura 
    2/15/06 at 08:22 AM

    Comments:

    Marlina, I have this part but with voiceover.I can't make clips from wmv so I can only edit my clip with voiceover.Let me know if you're interested the same


    Marlina 
    2/15/06 at 08:08 AM

    Comments:

    Yes! He's on for OotP!

    Prepare for the pensive scene ladies


    Marlina 
    2/15/06 at 08:04 AM

    Comments:

    I wonder... Does anyone got the clip of the press conference where a stupid reporter ask Alan about 'Sigourney stealing his scene'? Because i use dial-up and i've tried 3 times to download it and it always failed when it reaches 60 MB...

    So, if anyone have only that part...


    Claudia 
    2/15/06 at 08:03 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Dee, the portrait you are asking about is from 1992.  From the sound of MP's letter, there will be a new one. 

     


    Claudia 
    2/15/06 at 07:56 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Pefect, annette!    And that pic was definitely worth the wait!  Thank you. 

     

    A friend in ARExp received a letter from Melanie Parker recently.  Since ARExp is a semi-protected site, I'll X out her name.

     

    Dear Xxxx,                                                         

    Thank You for your letter to Alan Rickman, I am sorry for the delay in replying.  Although Mr. Rickman is currently abroad, I was able to forward your letter to him before he went away. I am sorry that he is unable to send a personal reply, although Mr. Rickman is scheduled to return next week it is only a matter of days before he leaves for Berlin. The film "Snow Cake" has been chosen to open the Berlin Film Festival (9th - 13th February) and I understand it is to be on general release later on this year. After that Mr. Rickman will be in America until April when he is due to return to the UK to begin filming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

     

    Thank you again for your letter, I know Mr. Rickman appreciated recieving it. It was very kind of you to take the trouble to  write.    

     

    With kind regards                                          

    Yours Sincerely                        

    Melanie Parker                

    For and on behalf of Alan Rickman

     

    So....it looks like that is confirmation that he has signed for OotP AND could his trip to America be in reference to MNiRC.  There's still no official word that MNiRC is coming...even the theatre won't say for sure, according to Aurora at Suzanne's.  They are still saying that no decisions have been made about plays for the rest of the season.  



    Laura 
    2/15/06 at 07:41 AM

    Comments:
    Annette!!!!!! Fantastic photo, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    annette 
    2/15/06 at 07:29 AM

    What is your location? france

    Comments:

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b112/ARDLHGB2/96fa0605.jpg

     

    @ claudia: is it ok?

     


    Martina 
    2/15/06 at 04:03 AM

    What is your location? Munich

    Comments:
    F..k !!!!!!!
    I was so sure I never will vote at Hello magazine again- but R. Williams is second place - and I hate him. So come on girls - let´s vote.

    Hikity 
    2/15/06 at 02:32 AM

    Comments:

    Morning to all of you.

    Dee, after a very quick glance (no time today, sorry) I would say that the portrait is of 1992, isn't it? I am quite sure there is going to be a new one (may be painted or drawn by Stuart Pearson Wright).

    Hello Magazine: Alan was FAR in front of everybody - so I think I won't give a damn this time (was that Rhett Butler?)

     

    Have to go, nice day to everybody


    Ricky 
    2/15/06 at 12:13 AM

    What is your location? Austria

    Comments:

    Good morning, ladies!
    Have just seen the Hello-Voting this week. *sigh* - I have to go there as often as possible, what means, just in the morning and in lunck-break. (

     

    Have a nice day - and thanx for all the new AR-stuff.

    Ricky


    Dee 
    2/14/06 at 08:18 PM

    Comments:

    National Gallery Portrait - I posted a portrait of AR from the National Portrait Gallery of London on my Famous Art website about a week ago. Could this be the one they are talking about?

    http://famousartbydee.com/

     

    Click: "see what's new in the gallery". Then click on image.

     

    (Sorry if I'm wrong)


    kathy 
    2/14/06 at 07:19 PM

    What is your location? at my BRAND NEW LAPTOP!!!!!!

    Comments:

    I am a happy camper today, not only am I getting my fill of the OOOA, but I can actually read the Review of Snowcake written by the French journalist--thanks Cameterata (hope I spelled your name correctly)the French classes are paying off!!! and with my new computer it doesn't take 100 years for things to load.  That review was very sweet--I can't wait to see the movie.

     

    Thank you to all who contributed to the fun we have had this week, it is very much appreciated.


    CatsPlay 
    2/14/06 at 07:03 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    googling around I came across this site, which must be the website of the girl who photographed AR in the Maverick DVD.  There's a nice clear pic of AR, which you can click on to get the larger one.  Not sure if this is the same pose we've seen from this DVD, but I do think it is crisper and clearer perhaps.

     

    http://www.kitchensynk.com/celebrity.htm


    Lyd 
    2/14/06 at 04:53 PM

    What is your location? Barcelona

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

    Comments:

    Camerata, thanks for the link to that french critic for SC. Although I must comment on the fact that between the critic and you ladies you missed the typo there

     

    SPOILERS

     

    "L'extrême maniaquerie de Linda et son goût prononcé pour l'ordre donneront également lieu à des scènes pleines d'humour et il sera bien difficile pour Alan de quitter Wawa après l'enterrement pour finalement reprendre le chemin de sa vie et rejoindre Winnepig. "

     

    It should be Alex

     

    END OF SPOILERS

     

    And Hikity, I must agree on the fact that it was about time some journalist grasped that comment.  Although I'm not sure if she's fully a journalist, she may write critics but she could have a literary background or the style so she's not totally a journalist (nothing against journalists per se but really! between that journalist and the one in McKellen's q&a the world is served with greatness)


    Alanfan 
    2/14/06 at 04:37 PM

    Comments:

    Me too. 702, I just don't like the thought of anyone beating him.

     

    That wallpaper was divine Elaine it is now my background, thank you.


    Nahima 
    2/14/06 at 04:20 PM

    Comments:
    Arrgggh, not again...

    Blasted poll thing!  I'm not going to waste time and efforts like I did
    last time, no, I refused totally...


    OMG... Did you see? They changed the photo...
    He looks so handsome in the new one...

    Why am I so weak?


    #672

    sue 
    2/14/06 at 04:19 PM

    Comments:

    Just had my Valentine's supper and a few glasses of wine when I clicked on LJ and saw the Hello link and I must admit I laughed out loud!! I suppose now they have seen his popularity they feel obliged to stick him in the voting! I shall click occasionally but that's all!LOL

    Shall have to join Elaine in disguise and flick through the mag surreptitiously (sp?) in the supermarket!


    Elaine 
    2/14/06 at 04:14 PM

    Comments:

    I've just been on the site and the article they have there is a "stock" one about the BFF. Couple of pics but none we have not seen yet. I doubt that the mag itself is any different but I'll take my raincoat and browse the mag at Smiths tomorrow.


    Claudia 
    2/14/06 at 04:08 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    That's right, Elaine!  I hadn't thought about that!  Maybe its a new one from Berlinale.  Calling all our Brit pals....keep your eyes peeled for some of this month's Hello, please!

     


    Elaine 
    2/14/06 at 04:06 PM

    Comments:

    But it does mean that he has been pictured in Hello somewhere this week.... (And I was getting the passport pop-up, too, but not anymore - ta Big C!)


    Alfan 
    2/14/06 at 04:03 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    I do believe that these Hello polls are totally fixed. I mean Alan was behind Orlando and Gerald was behind Alan. And who wins? Go figure, i dont know if i am going to get as crazy as i did before with the voiting, oh i will vote of course but not go nutso.


    Claudia 
    2/14/06 at 03:59 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    So "little ferret" has come back out its hole, eh Hikity?  Let's see if we can chase it back underground!  I've already lodged my complaint!  LOL

     

    Ohhh noooo not Hello again!  I'm going to vote when ever I think about it but I'm not going to get all worked up about it like last time.  We know Hello lets whomever will sell them the most papers win so why bother?

     


    Peekabooh 
    2/14/06 at 03:50 PM

    Comments:
    Here we go again, vote nr. 609...

    Camerata 
    2/14/06 at 03:32 PM

    What is your location? France

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

    Comments:
    Here is the link for the vote ! Alan rocks !

    http://www.hellomagazine.com/vote/mostattractiveman/index.html?presentar=resultado&reciente=false
    Alba 
    2/14/06 at 03:29 PM

    Comments:
    Thanks foxy! But may I please say...NOT AGAIN!!!!!

    Kat 
    2/14/06 at 03:24 PM

    What is your location? England

    Comments:

    This site in fantastic.  Thanks for all the great AR clips and pics!!!


    foxy 
    2/14/06 at 03:21 PM

    What is your location? germany

    Comments:
    Alan is in Hello magazine most attractive man, weekly vote

    Hikity 
    2/14/06 at 03:04 PM

    Comments:

    Camerata, thanks a lot for that link. Mme Carine Filloux has written a very very nice  review from a very French - or better  European point of view. Moreover, she actually grasped the meaning of what our Man  said:"acting has never been so easy to me thanks to SW.."

     

    Ce tournage fut l'un des plus faciles de sa carrière grâce à l'extraordinaire performance de Sigourney Weaver.

    So there is some hope for journalists...

     

    Good night everyone


    Hikity 
    2/14/06 at 02:49 PM

    Comments:

    Claudia, "little ferret" is active again...


    Claudia 
    2/14/06 at 01:22 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    annette, the images still don't show up.  It looks like the url is MS Passport protected so you'll need to place the images in a place that allows "hotlinking" such as PhotoBucket

     

    I've killed the link to MS Passport so hopefully yall won't get the login any longer.

     

    Thanks for the link to the Red Carpet pics, CatsPlay.

     


    Camerata 
    2/14/06 at 01:20 PM

    What is your location? France

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

    Comments:
    Here is a link for a french critic for Snow cake


    http://www.filmdeculte.com/news/news.php?id=2299



    Laurie 
    2/14/06 at 01:18 PM

    What is your location? Vermont

    Comments:

    Hey CatsPlay, that microsoft passport thing is popping up when I come access the GB also. 


    Miriam 
    2/14/06 at 01:08 PM

    What is your location? Murphy, TX

    Comments:

    This is such a great website.  Whenever I feel the need for a little Rickman fix I just come here and enjoy.  The new Snow Cake stuff is fantastic. 

     

    Miriam


    annette 
    2/14/06 at 12:55 PM

    What is your location? france

    Comments:

    http://fr.msnusers.com/moq32g9htkn82hdchkjrr2aij5/Documents/Images%2Fsweet.jpg

     

     

    @ claudia: hope you all can see it now!

     

    i love that one!!!!!

     

     


    Hikity 
    2/14/06 at 12:51 PM

    Comments:

    I soooo much agree with Alfan,  Big Hug 


    Alfan 
    2/14/06 at 12:50 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    oops, one with spelling errors, one without. Thought i caught the first one before it went through, guess not. 


    Alfan 
    2/14/06 at 12:46 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    I just wanted to take this time and say

     

    Thank you all so much for bringing these wonderful clips and pics of Alan and Snowcake,  you guys truly have made coming to my computer and turning it on every morning an exhilarating event. Claudia, thank you for gathering all of them up and making them so accessible, and for being the gracious host of such a wonderful web page. You all have made these past days one of the best Alan invasions there has ever been. Keep em coming.


    Alfan 
    2/14/06 at 12:45 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    I just wanted to take this time and say

     

    Thank you all so much for bringing these wonderfull clips and pics of Alan and Snowcake,  you guys truly have made coming to my computer and turning it on every morning an exillerating event. Claudia, thank you for gathering all of them up and making them so accessable, and for being the gracious host of such a wonderfull web page. You all have made these past days one of the best Alan invasions there has ever been. Keep em coming.


    sue 
    2/14/06 at 12:15 PM

    Comments:

    Thanks for the link Catsplay. I can never usually get into that gallery but this way I did


    sue 
    2/14/06 at 12:07 PM

    Comments:

    Claudia, it's nice to see Alan is still carrying on a long distance affair with his tarts!


    CatsPlay 
    2/14/06 at 12:06 PM

    Comments:

    There are some pics taken by a fan who attended the red carpet at rickmansweb.com


    Marlina 
    2/14/06 at 11:57 AM

    Comments:

    Sue~ Thanks for the information and the link Sue
    I can't wait to see how that guy draw OooA his works are quite nice..


    Laura 
    2/14/06 at 11:50 AM

    Comments:

    no pop up for me but I can't open Sue's link and Annette's pics, I restarted the computer, I refreshed, nothing


    CatsPlay 
    2/14/06 at 11:42 AM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    Is anyone else getting a Microsoft Passport pop up when browsing this GB page, or is it just me?  I suspect one of the images attempting to load is causing it or something.  Hoping others are seeing it, and it's not just me with some bug.


    Hikity 
    2/14/06 at 11:40 AM

    Comments:

    Claudia and sue, thanks a lot for that information. I am looking forward to going there soon


    Chris 
    2/14/06 at 11:37 AM

    What is your location? under a snowman

    Comments:

    Oh the .wav`s really nice! Now get it out of my PC before I grow roots on my chair!

     

    Jelena - Hey there, wow, this is my closest neighbor so far! *waves from snowy Bucharest*

    The clips are great!

    And thanks for the conference again! *overload, overload*


    Claudia 
    2/14/06 at 11:31 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Detective Sue, you may be on to something there! Thanks for the info.    They seem almost caricatur-ish to me.  But I really like it. 


    Laura 
    2/14/06 at 11:28 AM

    Comments:
    thank you , Camerata, for the clip, Claudia, for the audio, Elaine for the wallpaper.
    sue 
    2/14/06 at 11:21 AM

    Comments:

    Further information on the artist and the exhbition
    Most People are other People  03.12.2005
    ‘Most people are other people’ Portraits of Actors from Britain and Ireland

    This unique display of portraits in pencil and charcoal is a celebration of the actor’s profession and a survey of the great wealth of talent that exists in Britain and Ireland today, featuring actors from film, theatre and television. The drawings give us a rare insight, seeing portraits of actors in their private moments, playing themselves.
    This raises the somewhat paradoxical question of the existence of an essential ‘self’. Does the actor inhabit a reality beyond the part he/she is playing? Is there a fixed entity that we can label ‘self’? or are we all shape-shifters, our lives nothing beyond an extended performance?

    “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
    Oscar Wilde, De Profundis, 1905.

    This exhibition of 40 drawings is to be spread across two London venues:

    The National Portrait Gallery, Room 37a, 28 Jan - 11 June 2006

    The National Theatre, 10th April - 20th May 2006

    All of the drawings will then be exhibited at:

    9th January - 9th February 2007

    University of Wales Museum and Gallery, Aberystwyth, 12th February - 23rd March 2007
     

    Check out the artist's work HERE. I like it a lot.
    sue 
    2/14/06 at 11:11 AM

    Comments:

    By the power of !!

    The portait must be in THIS exhibition.


    Claudia 
    2/14/06 at 11:09 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Marlina, it could be one of those images that popped up on WireImage so unexpectantly. 

     

     


    Claudia 
    2/14/06 at 11:08 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I'm now back to reading all my news alerts now so I don't know if this has been posted or not. 

     

    Wawa pie a hit
    By CARL CLUTCHEY
    Feb 14, 2006, 22:56

    When the tall, distinguished actor poked his head into her Hawk Junction diner early one morning last spring in search of a cup of coffee, Janet Demary recognized him instantly.  But Demary had no idea that a year later, Harry Potter veteran Alan Rickman would still be singing her praises half a world away.


    Rickman, in Berlin last week for the kickoff of the film Snow Cake he and Sigourney Weaver made last spring in Wawa, reportedly said of Demary: “That woman makes the best rhubarb pie.”
    Rickman, who lives in London, England, and is known as Prof. Snape in the Harry Potter series, was a familiar face in Hawk Junction, chatting with locals.  Reached Monday at her diner a short drive from Wawa, the 48-year-old Demary said she occasionally keeps in touch with Rickman — through her baking, of course.  “I mailed him some butter tarts, wrapped up in Saran wrap and plastic,” she said.


    When Wawa briefly became the latest version of Hollywood North last April, some of the outdoor filming for Snow Cake was done right outside Demary’s front door.  Demary kept the actors and film-crew roadies in home-made desserts, baking five pies a day. She got paid, in cash, by the film company’s official caterer. Rickman showed his appreciation by signing some Harry Potter books.

    When the shooting moved to Wawa, Demary’s husband, a mechanic, took fresh pies into town on his way to work.
    The savvy Hollywood crowd encouraged her to open a restaurant in a big city like Toronto, but Demary, who grew up in Hawk Junction, said she’s fine just where she is.  “I couldn’t start anything new anyway,” she said. “My arthritis is too bad now.”


    sue 
    2/14/06 at 11:03 AM

    Comments:

    Marlina it could be a painting rather than a photo. The National Portrait Gallery show both.

    Last time I was there there was a very good portrait of sir Ian McKellan. It's a great place and a nice reasonable cafe too!


    Marlina 
    2/14/06 at 10:44 AM

    Comments:

    Claudia,GA~ Do you know which photos that was done last year? (The National Potrait Gallery Exhibition)


    Mel 
    2/14/06 at 10:29 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.TheGatheredGloom.de.vu

    Comments:

    Aloha!

     

    Haven't been here for quite a while - but now its time to say THANX SO MUCH for all your efforts in uploading, recording, designing etc. some snippets of the Berlinale Festival. :-)

     

    Yours grateful,

     

    MEL    


    Claudia 
    2/14/06 at 10:08 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    This was posted by Sheena over at Suzanne's:

     

    I just thought I would let you all know, that I have had a letter from Melanie Parker today. Dates for "My Name is Rachel Corrie" in New York, are in the process of being finalised, she hopes to be able to let me know more next week. Also she told me that a portrait of Alan Rickman which was done last year is going to be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London (room 37A) from 28th January till 11th June, those dates may be extended.

     

     


    Laurie 
    2/14/06 at 09:43 AM

    What is your location? Vermont

    Comments:

    Wow, thanks Elaine! I just changed my Wallpaper again.


    Hikity 
    2/14/06 at 08:50 AM

    Comments:

    Oh Elaine, these eyes....wow, beautiful pics


    Claudia 
    2/14/06 at 08:29 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Ohhhhh myyyyyy Elaine! Thank you!

     

    *snort* flood....yep that hits the nail on the head!  With AR...its feast or famine! Thank goodness we're in the middle of a feast at the moment!

     

     


    Claudia 
    2/14/06 at 08:23 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     

    Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!  I hope all your special someones will rise to the occasion!

     

    Excellent choice for viewing today, Catstale!  I think I'll get my copy out to watch tonight as well! 

     

    Camerata, I got your file this time. Thank you so much for going to the trouble of uploading it to YouSendIt.   

     

    I knew Jalena had done some clips for us!  I missed those last night but I have them ready for upload later today. Thanks for your hard work, Jalena!

     

    annette, I'm sorry but your images aren't showing for me.  I tried all I could to fix them but the url isn't good for me.  If you want to upload the images to our PhotoBucket account and post them from there, we may be able to see them.  The PhotoBucket directions are above. 

     

    Thank you for the Perfume clip, Lyd.   

     

    I agree with you Dee on the "You are very beautiful" clip.  I think someone suggested a sound file be made of it.  So here it is in .wav format so that it can be used in your system files.  If you want an .mp3 of it, let me know. 

     

    http://s37.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0WHB5B976A9S71P9SYW5UFCSQ9

     

     


    Elaine 
    2/14/06 at 08:10 AM

    Comments:

    Aaah, such a wonderful overload of AR! Lots of lovely pics and vids and interviews. Fab! I think out of all of them, these two are my favourites:


    Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the flood!


    Jelena 
    2/14/06 at 07:44 AM

    What is your location? Belgrade, Serbia

    Comments:
    Hey guys!
    I'm so glad you were able to dload the clips - it was my fist time using rapid share  After all the wonderful Alan clips you all have been posting since Friday it was least I could do. Thanks everybody!!!! If anybody comes across some new streamed clips, let me know.. I'll try to extract them as well..

    Nicole 
    2/14/06 at 07:08 AM

    Comments:
    Sue, Hikity thanks Maybe I shouldn't think about grammar while or after writing/talking.

    Camerata 
    2/14/06 at 06:57 AM

    What is your location? France

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

    Comments:
    Hello girls !
    I re-upload myfile with yousendit I hope that it will works now :

    http://s37.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=01Q628YGB0B4U0MHVLKQWVOGL6


    But you'll see the sound sucks but the image isn't too bad There are only a moment on the red carpet, some words from the director of the Festival about SC and the Orgasm scene


    annette 
    2/14/06 at 06:42 AM

    What is your location? france

    Comments:

    hi everybody and happy valentine!!!

     

    @ sabine:  i got it at last!!!! 

     

     


    Sorry, this is a private entry which is only viewable by the guestbook owner.

    [View Entry]

    sue 
    2/14/06 at 06:03 AM

    Comments:

    Jelena thanks so much for the clips. They are excellent quality and nice to have all the available clips together.

    I think that's all we have seen isn't it? (Losing track of all these downloads!)


    Laura 
    2/14/06 at 03:46 AM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:

    Camerata, your link expired- I would like to see the clip if it's new. Can we arrange a way? thank you!

     

    great photo, Emily


    Lyd 
    2/14/06 at 01:50 AM

    What is your location? Barcelona

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

    Comments:

     so much to every single one of you who have shared images and vids and all the info you got

     

     

    Someone in the imdb board for Perfume shared a small vid where you can see Alan, is a different one than was posted here yesterday, you see Alan in that scene from the filming that has an image laying the web-world. The one where he has that grey wig and they're in a party?

     

    http://s50.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1XGP2W2TCIU7O1AXZVPBMBLIJG

     

    it's an mpeg archive. No idea if it was shared before, I believe it was aired in a german tv channel (mainly because there's this voice in german speaking )

     

    Have a nice valentine everyone!


    Catstale 
    2/14/06 at 12:59 AM

    What is your location? Curling up to sleep

    Comments:
    Happy Valentines Day! Time to get out all the flicks by our man and watch his best performances. TMD is my top choice, what is yours?

    Dee 
    2/14/06 at 12:57 AM

    Comments:
    Jelena - I've been trying to stop posting so annoyingly much on the GB, but just had to thank you for those clips! I've heard others talk about the "You're Beautiful" scene, but it's the first time I've seen it. egads...! It takes my breath away!
    Claudia 
    2/13/06 at 09:52 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Thanks for the correction, INTJ.  I apologise to Chalebh and I've fixed the mistake.  There's been so many to keep up with. 

     


    INTJ 
    2/13/06 at 08:19 PM

    Comments:

     

    Thank you so much for replacing the photo call and press conference file, Claudia! (I do believe it was Chalebh, though, who provided another copy; Jelena captured clips from SnowCake.  Hi Jelena *waves*)

     

    Emily - thank you for the GORGEOUS new photo!

     


    Claudia 
    2/13/06 at 08:02 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    OK, the first link has been switched over to the no voice over version of the photo call and press conference. 

     

    Again, thanks to INTJ and Jelena for their hard work. 

     


    nyifica 
    2/13/06 at 07:30 PM

    Comments:
    Jelena, thanks for the links! They DO work. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I'm speechless. *changes the drool bucket*

    And thanks for all the articles! Such a fun to read them all... they make my anticipation even bigger.


    Jelena 
    2/13/06 at 07:24 PM

    Comments:
    Here goes guys,

    the orgasam scene
    http://www.sendmefile.com/00284096

    the mcdonald's scene
    http://www.sendmefile.com/00284128

    "you're very beautiful" scene
    http://www.sendmefile.com/00284173

    comicbook scrabble scene
    http://www.sendmefile.com/00284212

    "I atte a crackaa" scene
    http://www.sendmefile.com/00284275

    Hope this works guys. If not, I'll try again tomorrow


    Claudia 
    2/13/06 at 07:22 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Well that was supposed to read "I like his expression...."!  That's what I get for trying to do more than one thing at a time!

     


    Claudia 
    2/13/06 at 07:14 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     

    Hi Leslie33 and welcome to our group!  We look forward to hearing more from you. 

     

     Yay, Em!  I his expression in that one. 

     

      Brrrrr!


    Emily 
    2/13/06 at 07:04 PM

    Comments:

    New one from the arrival set --

     


    Leslie33 
    2/13/06 at 06:56 PM

    What is your location? 3 hours from Toronto

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") I don't have one

    Comments:

    Love the Site!!!  :It is   Keep up the good work. 


    Claudia 
    2/13/06 at 06:49 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     

    Welcome aboard, Jelena, AR VoiceAdorer, juicybit, and Jules!  I hope you will enjoy our group.

     

    I'm working on getting the English photo call and press conference up.  Thanks to INTJ and Jelena for your hard work.

     

    annette, thanks for the Perfume clip.  Yet another great film to look forward to!

     

    Hikity, those two closeups are new to me.  Well, I think they are new. 

     

    AR VoiceAdorer, I'm glad you enjoyed the group PhotoBucket account.  It certainly has grown to be a gold mine!

     

    Camerata, I was never able to find the download link to your video.  It seems some of these free file uploads are complicating matters.  If you don't mind, would you upload it to YouSendIt?  IMO, they have the easiest program to use.  If its a problem, I understand.

     

    Thank you for the report from SOB.  Shame on me...I haven't visited SOB in a while.  I'll have to get over there and get caught up!   

     

    Peekabooh, don't worry.  I am still trying to get through all the reviews and articles!  Thanks for posting the Times and the Variety articles. 

     

    Oh and sue..it is nice to see a favorable review!  Thanks.

     

     

     

     


    Sabine 
    2/13/06 at 06:38 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Annette - GA = Georgia, USA. 


    sue 
    2/13/06 at 06:35 PM

    Comments:

    From Greencine.com a reasonable review:

    February 09, 2006

    Berlin Dispatch. 1.

    "Exceptional performances can exist in mediocre films," wrote Jonathan Marlow right here just the other day, and it goes double, maybe even triple for Snow Cake, which officially opens the 56th Berlin International Film Festival tonight. This isn't to say that first-time screenwriter Angela Pell hasn't constructed a terrific set-up and then, in some scenes, taken it to wonderful places. Only that it tips over into sweet sentimentality a few times too often, squandering nearly all the good faith the audience has invested in the story up to those cringe-inducing slip-ups. A more discerning director might have been able to set it upright again, but you can't help suspecting that Marc Evans has done the double-dipping in the sugar bowl here.

    Sigourney Weaver and Lee Young-ae

    Left: Sigourney Weaver and Snow Cake co-producer Niv Fichman
    Right: Lee Young-ae at the press conference for the Berlinale International Jury

    Still. Those of us who enjoy watching - and listening to - Alan Rickman conjure all the sour weariness of the world are treated to a performance we haven't seen in a while, a full-bodied character with room to stretch, grow and even reveal strains of genuine humanity. He even flashes a smile now and then, and early on, too, when, as the introverted Englishman Alex Hughes, he's yanked from the obscure novel he's reading by a vivacious teenager (a winning turn from Emily Hampshire). Something terrible happens, compelling Alex to a small town in Ontario, where he meets and, as fate would have it, must stay for a few days with Linda.

    Who's autistic. Which brings us to Sigourney Weaver's performance, and for the most part, it is a deft, studied piece of work along the lines of what we saw in Gorillas in the Mist and only occasionally - rarely, really, but often enough - teetering into Nell territory.

    No, they do not fall in love, thank heavens. That story is reserved for Carrie-Anne Moss, and it's a different story entirely. In fact, a few journalists at the press conference suggested that it's a story that's got no business in the movie at all, but it does handily illustrate that as the snow melts in Ontario, well, hearts do, too. Evans insists that he didn't want to make a "social realist" film. If that is indeed a pitfall, he's certainly steered wide and clear of it.

    All that said, given a shot, Snow Cake will find its audience, cinematographer Steve Cosens does fine, mood-capturing things with the winter light, and festival openers are aimed at crowds, not at a theater full of cynical critics offering demonstrably lukewarm applause.


    Jules 
    2/13/06 at 06:25 PM

    What is your location? England

    Comments:

    Quote:

    It worked!!! *At least they told me that the file was successfully uploaded.*

     

    So here is my version of the photo call and the press conference of Snow Cake.

     

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6BK39P75

     

    The file size is 140 MB. It’s without the German voice over.

     

    There are two wmv-files in the zip-file, one with the Photo Call and one with the Press Conference.

     

    So I hope you can download the whole thing *crosses her fingers*

     

    LG Chalebh

     

     

     

    Chalebh, thank you so very much for the English version download.  I enjoyed it very much.  And thanks for the extra Snow Cake clips.  I hadn't seen the longer versions. 


    juicybit 
    2/13/06 at 06:13 PM

    What is your location? Hungary

    Comments:

    It seems the link

    http://s9.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2K4840EZBLBCY0NCQ5I9RF8ADR

    does not work.

     

    Thanks for all your hard work!


    Peekabooh 
    2/13/06 at 05:54 PM

    Comments:

    I have no clue whether these reviews have been posted before or not, but alas.... (snatched if from Suzanne´s GB)

     

    Mind you, this post contains SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    The Times 9th February 2006

    THE opening gala at the Berlin Film Festival, which starts tonight, is a baffling declaration of intent. I’ve never seen anything as modest as the British art-house film Snow Cake taking pole position at a leading festival.

    Its earnestness certainly matches the tone of such other Berlin entries as George Clooney’s Middle East thriller Syriana and Philip Seymour Hoffman as the murder-obsessed author in Capote. But why not open with the Oscar-hot Heath Ledger, of Brokeback Mountain fame, as a heroin addict in Candy, or Michael Winterbottom’s The Road to Guantanamo Bay, about three British men at the US detention camp? Snow Cake, on its world premiere at the festival, has the va-va-voom of an electric milk float. Its two stars are old pros, but neither has driven a hit for years, and it shows.

    Alan Rickman is a rusty ex-con called Alex. He crosses the frozen wastes of Canada in a hired car to bury old ghosts. He picks up a young hitch-hiker who can’t stop talking nonsense. Alex pulls up at a T-junction, and the car is promptly demolished by a ten-ton truck. His beautiful passenger is pulled out of the wreck in bits. Rickman emerges without a scratch. Plagued by remorse, he seeks out the girl’s mother, Linda (Sigourney Weaver), and the film starts motoring in earnest.

    In fact it’s so worryingly earnest that you begin to doubt the small, clever pleasures. There is humour in Marc Evans’s chamber piece, but you need a lawyer to extract it.

    Linda is a lonely, autistic woman in a nosy little town, and Weaver plays the part with manic, bug-eyed ferocity. She tackles the role as if it were an assault course in method acting and mannerisms — it’s a thankless watch. Psychologically, Linda is an eight-year-old girl with a short temper, a dislike of others and an alarming number of anal tics. The cleanliness of her kitchen is the most important feature of her life. The death of her daughter is a tedious and tragic distraction.

    Why does this strange man (Rickman) want to help with the funeral? Why doesn’t he just bounce up and down on the trampoline in the back garden? Or make snow cakes that melt in the mouth?

    Linda’s child-like grasp of reality, and Alex’s guilt, is the tearful weave. It’s a joy to see Rickman sink his teeth into a complex hero after endless cardboard turns. His mouth is a thing of wonder: it seems to have a droll life of its own. The rest of his face is a quiet, craggy blank. His bumbling relationship with the local siren (Carrie-Anne Moss) is a forgiveable indulgence.

    Not so the film. Snow Cake has much to recommend it, not least because it is British. But this is art-house drama in a very minor key. There is a serious lack of big-screen charisma, and precious few bold and daring strokes. It’s astonishing to see an international festival — let alone one as prestigious as Berlin — mislay the sturm und drang quite so early in the day.

     

     _____________________________________________ ____________________________________________

    Variety, Feb. 10
    By DEREK ELLEY

    The dramatic icing is spread pretty thin over "Snow Cake," a small-scale, minutely observed yarn about a buttoned-up Brit and hyperactive autistic woman thrown together in a wintry Canadian township. Boosted by a delish performance from Carrie-Anne Moss as a local vamp who helps unthaw the Englishman, but holed beneath the waterline by a gratingly miscast Sigourney Weaver as the persnickety autistic, modest item looks set for equally modest B.O. Choice as the opening night film of the 56th Berlinale is surprising, to say the least.

    Enjoying a quiet read in a Northern Ontario roadside diner, middle-aged Alex Hughes (Alan Rickman) grudgingly shares his table with a 19-year-old motormouth, Vivienne (Emily Hampshire). He's on his way to Winnipeg, and she's looking for a ride to her hometown, Wawa. Agreeing to take her along -- one of several niggling implausibilities in first-timer Angela Pell's script -- Alex finds Vivienne isn't fazed even when he says he's just gotten out of prison. "I killed someone," he adds. "O.K.," she replies.

    On the plus side, the sheer unlikelihood of two such people ever sharing a car together does decoy the audience's attention prior to a smartly edited shock, as a large truck plows into the vehicle. Vivienne is killed instantly, but Alex survives. Though still woozy, he feels the need to tell Vivienne's mother face to face and takes a bus into Wawa.

    Alex's second surprise of the day is that the teen's mom, Linda (Weaver), takes the news hardly missing a beat. Divorced of regular emotions, and obsessively tidy and logical, Linda is a "high functioning" autistic. The far more traumatized Alex ends up sleeping over at Linda's and soon finds himself drawn into her life as a temporary housemate until the funeral a few days later.

    Even allowing for Linda's affliction, there's so little chemistry between the two protagonists that it's a relief when Alex bumps into Linda's foxy neighbor, Maggie (Moss). Maggie invites Alex to dinner, but they end up skipping the food in favor of a roll in the hay.

    It's this relationship that becomes the pic's emotional core. But Maggie is essentially a supporting character and, however well she's played by Moss, it can't compensate for the yawning gap at what should be the movie's center.

    Lack of dramatic intensity is all the more surprising considering the emotional clout of helmer Marc Evans' two best movies, the chilling "Resurrection Man" and scarefest "My Little Eye."

    Screenwriter Pell, whose background is largely in sitcoms, has an autistic young son, and Weaver has all the small obsessions of her character down pat; but neither she nor the script give Linda much room to maneuver. Rickman, a cool actor at the best of times, takes a while to deliver a rounded performance as a guy saddled with two deaths for which he feels responsible. He does, however, rise to the script's occasional moments of wry humor, more of which would have been welcome.

    It's Moss, however, who makes the picture worth seeing. Canuck thespian is aces as Maggie, without overplaying either the seductress or the lonely small-town femme. Her natural chemistry with Rickman pays dividends in their final scene, which delivers the only real emotional oomph in the movie.

    Tech package is clean and composed, with Steve Cosens' photography of Wawa and Michipicoten township blending seamlessly with Toronto studio interiors. Running time could easily lose 10 minutes, and pic may play even better on the small screen.

    Camera (color), Steve Cosens; editor, Marguerite Arnold; music, Broken Social Scene; production designer, Matthew Davies; art director, Peter Emmink; costume desinger, Debra Hanson; sound (Dolby Digital), Rob Fletcher, Paul Cotterell; associate producers, Larry Weinstein, Barbara Willis Sweete; assistant director, Laurie Mirsky; casting, John Buchan. Reviewed at CFC preview theater, London, Jan. 25, 2006. (In Berlin Film Festival, opener, competing.) Running time: 111 MIN.

     

    END OF SPOILERS


    sue 
    2/13/06 at 05:01 PM

    Comments:

    One of the girls on  SOB got to see Snowcake last week, here's what she says:

     

     

    "While I could not make it to the red carpet on Thursday, I did make it to Berlin on Friday and saw the film!

    It's really good. Especially for us. The film was very well told and much funnier than I would have expected. I saw it in a theatre packed full of people and a lot of them were laughing. Me too. The comedy mostly comes from the interaction between the characters. We know that our man has good comic timing and he is really showing it off here - plus he gets very good counterparts to act off here.
    He also looks lovely, even though he has to wear some rather undignified clothes now and then. Smile
    I hope this gets released in cinemas soon - I can't wait to see it again!"


    Cyntilla 
    2/13/06 at 03:28 PM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:
    Quote:

    I had no idea they'd installed a new download client that only supports IE. I'm dreadfully sorry! Up until 4 days ago, all browsers were supported...

    I'm going to upload the file again, this time to yousendit. Will be posting a link shortly.


    INTJ
    don't be! How did you knew?
    Thank you for uploading it again, you really are too kind!


    Camerata 
    2/13/06 at 03:24 PM

    What is your location? France

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

    Comments:
    Hello girls !

    Saturday evening I recorded the show about the Berlinale on Arte :

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=93NWO62Z

    Sorry for the sound, I recorded with my camera and it's in french

    Hikity 
    2/13/06 at 03:15 PM

    Comments:

    INTJ, file transfer unavailable  I so much appreciate all your work here ladies - it's fabulous


    AR VoiceAdorer 
    2/13/06 at 03:13 PM

    What is your location? Cologne, Germany

    Comments:
    @Roxysue: I was also wondering about how long he will stay in Berlin. I haven´t read or heard about it anywhere but I can image that he will maybe stay until next saturday just for the case SNOW CAKE will win one of the bears so that he can attend the award show. Would be good for us, actually, cause there would be more interviews, pics and articles, then...But as I said, this is just MY imagination and wishful thinking

    Chris 
    2/13/06 at 03:08 PM

    What is your location? floating on snow(cakes)flakes

    Comments:

    Jelena and INTJ - I will be forever in your debt! Congratulations to you and veryon who contribuited for the last couple of days with all the goodies!

    I don`t want to be a pain in the bum but INTJ, I get a "the file you requested is not available" on yousendit. This never happned before. I can wait until Claudia uploads it to the server but I just wanted to know if it`s just me. Thank you again! Hav a nice day everyone!


    sue 
    2/13/06 at 02:52 PM

    Comments:

    Jelena, have you tried Yousendit?. That seems to work most of the time. (Looking forward to more decent quality clips


    Roxysue 
    2/13/06 at 02:36 PM

    Comments:

    Just want to thank you all ( again ! ) for all your hard work. I've still had a mixed success with the downloads : Claudia ( GA ), Daydreamer, and INTJ's clips do not work for some reason, although my hubby experimented with one ,transferring it to his lap-top where " hey presto ! " it worked . However. Laura and Claudia 's ( Ger. ) clips worked ! Best of all THANKS V. MUCH Chalebh because it was great to see and hear  ( in English ), the press conference. I also felt immensely sorry for them all in the photo call. It was like a cattle market and what a din !!

             Old news I know but just adding my 2-penneth worth, it WAS definetly Rima in the background as I sat immediately behind her at Chelsea.

            Does anyone know how long AR is planning to stay in Berlin ?


    AR VoiceAdorer 
    2/13/06 at 02:28 PM

    What is your location? Cologne, Germany

    Comments:

    Hello Everybody,

     

    just wanted to say Hi to this fabulous group of Alan-Fans...  I enjoy all the clips and pics and articles you share..

    @Claudia, GA: Just browsed through the photo bucket account. It was just. So many pics I have never seen before!!.

    Looking forward to  all the future stuff..


    Barbara 
    2/13/06 at 02:03 PM

    What is your location? NZ

    Comments:

    Oh what a feast - pictures, video clips and articles. Am only just beginning to get to grips with them all. Thanks so much INTJ for the Interview which is the first one I have tackled and to everyone else who has given us so many treats.


    Jelena 
    2/13/06 at 01:09 PM

    What is your location? Belgrade, Serbia

    Comments:
    Hey guys,
    I managed to capture the .rm clip from viva.tv site that Nicole was kind enough to point out to us. It was named snowcake_clip1, or something like it, so for the heck of it I also tried clips 2, 3, 4 and 5. Captured them all. I think three of those are the longer version of those already shown on german tv, but ALL of them are of great quality.
    So where do you guys think is the best place to upload the stuff? I tried justsendit some time ago and I couldn't really upload anything. Are there any other rapid share options that support both firefox and ie?

    INTJ 
    2/13/06 at 12:47 PM

    Comments:

     

    Cyntilla - press conference and photo call (English only version), uploaded to yousendit:

     

    http://s9.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2K4840EZBLBCY0NCQ5I9RF8ADR

     

    Enjoy!

     


    INTJ 
    2/13/06 at 11:17 AM

    Comments:

     

    Cyntilla - I just checked the filefactory site... Argh, apparently they changed their download policy.


    Quote:
    Thursday 9 February 2006

    New download policy: Effective immediately, all files above 100MB will be available to download only via our new P2P system. [...] The RedSwoosh peer-to-peer client currently only supports Internet Explorer.

     

    I had no idea they'd installed a new download client that only supports IE. I'm dreadfully sorry!  Up until 4 days ago, all browsers were supported...

     

    I'm going to upload the file again, this time to yousendit. Will be posting a link shortly.

     


    Cyntilla 
    2/13/06 at 10:28 AM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:
    Quote:
    INTJ

    Cyntilla
    - filefactory DOES work with Firefox. I use the Firefox browser myself and I've never had any problems uploading or
    downloading. Just click on the link.


    There's the line that I get when I try to download the file from the free download link:

    FileFactory P2P -- Click here to download (IE only)

    [Our P2P system resumes broken downloads]

    Then if I click on the link I get a page with only this message:

    You must use IE and install the client to get the content.
    Netscape, Opera, Mozilla and download managers are not suppported.

    It's a problem with the free download option, maybe?


    Hikity 
    2/13/06 at 09:58 AM

    Comments:

    Hiya, ladies, here are two new pics (at least for me):

     

     

     

     

    ENJOY....


    annette 
    2/13/06 at 09:56 AM

    What is your location? france

    Comments:

    @ sabine et claudia (GA): 

    where is GA anyway?

     

    maybe you haven't seen this about the perfume, there's a bit of alan in it:

     

    http://www.filmz.ru/traler/Perfume_GermTV.mov

     

    you're ALL fantastic, love to come here!


    INTJ 
    2/13/06 at 09:11 AM

    Comments:

     

    Claudia (Germany) - I've already posted the clip from the viva web site.     

    Claudia (GA) - Thanks! 

     


    Claudia 
    2/13/06 at 08:26 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Oh, and I will gladly post the video that INTJ grabbed for us of the press conference without the voice over as soon as I can.

     


    sue 
    2/13/06 at 08:23 AM

    Comments:

    It's ok dear! Either would be correct and it was in my way!! :rofl

    Your English is wonderful!


    Claudia 
    2/13/06 at 08:23 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     

    Wishing the happiest of birthdays to Suzanne K from AR Guestbook fame!  Have an AR kind of day, Suzanne!

     

    Thank you sue for the Globe Review!  Even though I'm thrilled that Snow Cake has premiered, I was a bit disappointed for Canada that it didn't happen there. 

     

    I still have a mountain of reviews to catch up on!  Will I ever get through them all???  *grin*

     

    Again....a lot of new friends to greet!   

     

     

    Hello to Sabine S, Catstale, Elisa, Pamela, laree', annette, and nyifica! Welcome aboard and I hope you will stay with us.  We have a lot of fun.

     

    Thanks for the pictures Nicole and nyifica! 

     

    Touching on the topic of dates again.  The US military writes the date just like the Europeans.  I've never understood why the difference because as almost everyone here agrees...it can be confusing. 

     

     

     


    Hikity 
    2/13/06 at 08:23 AM

    Comments:

    I do not think so, Nicole, your English is fine and may be the hat was in her way, hihi. BTW, I love hats

    Wish you all a lovely day - masses of homework won't allow me to post here much in the next weeks...


    Claudia 
    2/13/06 at 08:22 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    INTJ, were you able to snag the bigger file of the Snow Cake exerpt from VIVA also?

    I would be ever so grateful.

    Claudia


    Nicole 
    2/13/06 at 08:13 AM

    Comments:
    after 1 year UK and my English is still crap. lol. I meant the instead of your.

    Nicole 
    2/13/06 at 08:02 AM

    Comments:
    Sue is it in your way?

    INTJ 
    2/13/06 at 07:54 AM

    Comments:


    Cyntilla - filefactory DOES work with Firefox. I use the Firefox browser myself and I've never had any problems uploading or downloading. Just click on the link.

     

     

    Here's the SnowCake clip from the viva website Nicole mentioned: http://www.sendmefile.com/00282945

     


    nyifica 
    2/13/06 at 07:35 AM

    What is your location? Hungary

    Comments:
    Hello,

    just wanted to say THANK YOU for all the fabulous darlings who made an effort to share those magnificent videos and photos with us!

    Here's one for ya from the Hungarian News Agency Corporation.



    sue 
    2/13/06 at 07:11 AM

    Comments:

    I forgot to say that maybe Redtango will find some of that article of interest!!


    sue 
    2/13/06 at 07:09 AM

    Comments:

    Yes of course I do!!!

    How's the hat???


    Nicole 
    2/13/06 at 06:55 AM

    Comments:
    Sue, nice article, thank you! Yeah, we met before. Remember? lol
    You were sitting behind me in October

    sue 
    2/13/06 at 06:25 AM

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

    Comments:

    Nice one Nicole, nice to meet you BTW

     

    Here's some stuff from a Canadian paper:

     

     

    From Wawa to the Berlinale

    Snow Cake, a Brit-Canadian co-production, defeats financial woes to open the Berlin Film Fest

    Special to The Globe and Mail

    BERLIN -- The gods were kind to the Berlin Film Festival this year. As daylight fell last Thursday for the opening-night premiere of the British-Canadian co-production Snow Cake, the sky filled with snow.

    A second rarity for Berlin: The film's stars, Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman, showed up for the event, making the ersatz glitterati that have adorned the red carpet in years past unnecessary. Several days later, snowflakes still dancing outside, the actors spoke to a small circle of journalists. The white stuff was a recurring topic.

    "We were thrilled there was a little Schnee coming down on us," said Weaver, acknowledging that the word represents the extent of her German. "And that the Berliners came out in it." They did in droves, armed with cameras and the winter accessories of choice, umbrellas.

    "To think that a year ago, there was a 50 per cent chance this film wouldn't get financed."

    Snow Cake originated in a screenplay by British writer Angela Pell that was largely inspired by her autistic son. Andrew Eaton, co-founder (with Michael Winterbottom) of Revolution Films and a friend of Pell, passed the script on to Welsh director Marc Evans.

    Wearing a track suit and 5 o'clock shadow, Evans explained how relieved he was to be offered something other than the "bad horror scripts" that had been coming his way since the success of his horror film My Little Eye (2002).

    "The script came from a very true place," said Evans, who knew nothing about autism prior to the film. Pell wrote to Evans that her motivation was to show that "living with autism can be hell, but it gives you glimpses of heaven."

    "I found that such an amazingly positive way of seeing something," Evans said.

    Snow Cake begins as a morose British man, Alex (Alan Rickman), lands at the airport in Timmins, Ont., on his way to Winnipeg.

    Geography is not his strong point, nor is conversation. But when a purple-haired and chatty teenager named Vivienne (Emily Hampshire) latches on to him at a diner and asks him for a ride to Wawa, he doesn't say no. Just as Alex begins to enjoy Vivienne's quirks, an accident on the road puts an end to their nascent friendship and Vivienne's life.

    Saddled with feelings of sorrow and guilt, Alex continues to Wawa to convey his condolences to Vivienne's mother. But the woman (Sigourney Weaver) who answers the door is less concerned about her daughter's death than the pool of melted snow accumulating on her carpet at Alex's feet.

    As Linda stuffs Alex's clothes into the drier and tosses an unpeeled banana into the dog's dish, he realizes that Linda lives in a different reality and that she'll have a hard time without her daughter. He agrees to stay with her. The film follows the difficult friendship that develops between a man who is lost and a woman who is autistic.

    Pell always had Rickman in mind for the role of Alex. "I read the script and said yes," Rickman said. "With some projects, it's that easy."

    Best known in recent years as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, Rickman is a distinguished actor and director of the London stage. He became an instrumental force behind the project, bringing Sigourney Weaver, whom he had befriended on the set of Galaxy Quest, on board. He also proposed shooting in Canada, where he has a 22-year-old goddaughter and friends, including former governor-general Adrienne Clarkson.

    Pell had not set Snow Cake in Canada, Evans said, but rather in a "generic snowy town, far away." But when Evans landed in Wawa, Ont., at the suggestion of Canadian co-producer Niv Fichman, he discovered a town with so much "texture" it became "a character in the film."

    "It's basically a motor inn and a 50-foot goose," Evans said of Wawa. The latter features prominently in the film.

    Wawa was also thought to be a sure bet for snow, but the when the film experienced cash-flow problems during preproduction last March, the white began to disappear. Evans described the absurdity of having the stars of Harry Potter, Alien and The Matrix (referring to co-star Carrie-Anne Moss, who plays Linda's seductive neighbour) cooped up in a motel in Wawa, with a production that was hemorrhaging money and snow that was melting.

    The good people of Wawa responded supportively. While the actors rehearsed and worked on the script, they shovelled snow from their gardens and the lake into their garages, to save it for when it was needed. When the 22-day shoot finally began in April, the snow reserves were brought by wheelbarrow to the locations.

    In the film, Wawa comes across as an exceptionally sunny place with slightly irregular snow distribution. "Not such a perfect landscape," said Rickman, who also encountered problems with melting snow while directing The Winter Guest in 1997.

    Fate may in fact have been on their side, he added, referring to one day during the shoot when the thermometer dropped into the typical Wawa winter range. "You can't even speak," he said, appalled. He recalled asking a group of local school children how they survive in such a climate. "If it goes down to minus 48, we don't have to go to school," they said.

    Asked if he sees anything particularly Canadian about the film, Rickman retorted, "What is particularly Canadian anyway? I love the fact that there's a record label called Secretly Canadian." Then, referring to the indie rock group that composed the film's score, he said, "Broken Social Scene is particularly Canadian and they're fantastic." (Rickman also raved about his regular visits to JDD's Diner at Hawk Junction: "That woman makes the best rhubarb pie.")

    Snow Cake received mixed reviews in the German press. Somewhere along the way, the population of Wawa lost a zero and the town was referred to in print as a "nest of 300 souls in northern Ontario." But there was a consensus among German critics that Snow Cake satisfied the requirements of an opening film -- a fine "eierlegende Wollmilchsau" (literally, an egg-laying woolly dairy pig) that satisfies all without insulting any -- and that it was the "least embarrassing" of the opening films in festival director Dieter Kosslick's five-year tenure.

    Weaver sang higher praises of the project. She said Snow Cake is the only film from which she's kept a memento of her character: a sparkly ball. Purchased on the highway to Wawa, it is one of Linda's favourite trinkets in the movie -- a symbol of her world.

     

    Here's the page from the paper. (See I even cross continents to get the papers!!)

     

    sectionR-490.jpg

     

    (Plus a bonus of good ol' Neil too!)

     


    Sabine 
    2/13/06 at 06:24 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Annette - Claudia, GA is the one running this site, not Claudia, Germany.  :-)  I noticed that we have two Sabine's now as well. 


    Nicole 
    2/13/06 at 06:03 AM

    Comments:


    Nicole 
    2/13/06 at 05:58 AM

    Comments:
    oops, I forgot. Click on "hier" this will do the trick.

    Nicole 
    2/13/06 at 05:57 AM

    Comments:
    Here I found another Clip of Snowcake, the longer version of the "orgasm scene". Can anyone capture it?


    Cyntilla 
    2/13/06 at 05:55 AM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:
    Chalebh for the information and for your wonderful work!

    annette 
    2/13/06 at 05:44 AM

    What is your location? france

    Comments:

    hallo claudia aus deutschland!

    von wo kommst du eigentlich?

     

    echt toll was du so machst! freu mich immer hier her zu kommen, mách bitte weiter so!!!


    Chalebh 
    2/13/06 at 05:11 AM

    Comments:

    Cyntilla: It's the same press conference and photo call. Maybe in a different quality and from a different TV station. But the broadcasted pictures are the same. Because the RBB has the main responsibility for the broadcasting.

     

     


    Cyntilla 
    2/13/06 at 04:55 AM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:
    Chalebh, INTJ, is it the same video you uploaded? I use the Firefox browser, and Filefactory accepts only IE. *SIGH*




    Elaine 
    2/13/06 at 03:46 AM

    Comments:

    INTJ & Chalebh, thank you so much for those vids. I really appreciate your hard work, on these and the other ones, too.


    laree' 
    2/13/06 at 03:37 AM

    What is your location? Kansas

    Comments:

    I just wanted to say thank you everyone. for posting all these pictures and clips. you all are awsome.


    Chalebh 
    2/13/06 at 02:54 AM

    Comments:

    It worked!!! *At least they told me that the file was successfully uploaded.*

     

    So here is my version of the photo call and the press conference of Snow Cake.

     

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6BK39P75

     

    The file size is 140 MB. It’s without the German voice over.

     

    There are two wmv-files in the zip-file, one with the Photo Call and one with the Press Conference.

     

    So I hope you can download the whole thing *crosses her fingers*

     

    LG Chalebh

     

     


    Pamela 
    2/13/06 at 02:44 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:
    After almost a year of lurking around I wanted to finally thank all of you for the lovely videos that were posted here in the last few days. Even though I live in Germany I would have never been able to see all of it on TV. And to have them all saved on my computer so I can watch them over and over again is certainly much better.

    PS: Apologies for my bad English, I hope you could at least guess what I wanted to say

    Elisa 
    2/13/06 at 02:21 AM

    Comments:

    Thanx ALL for great work! It's fantastic to have the opportunity to share this unforgettable happening!!

     

    mode on *sweets shop*


    INTJ 
    2/12/06 at 11:16 PM

    Comments:

     

    Here you go - photo call and press conference without translation (English-only version, 103MB):

     

    http://www.filefactory.com/get/f.php?f=9dbcf5f1c9c0154c79871449

     

    Enjoy!

     


    Nahima 
    2/12/06 at 09:02 PM

    Comments:
    That will be great INTJ!

    Of course, the prior versions with the translations were the only ones available. You did an excellent work getting them and with all the other ones. 
    Thank you very much!

    I'm going to wait for your "Red Carpet" one, I have not downloaded it
    the other way yet.

    Btw, I'm keeping both versions, after so much sacrifice from my battered computer I have no heart to throw any of them to the recycle bin.







    INTJ 
    2/12/06 at 08:42 PM

    Comments:

    Susan CA and Emily - sorry about the annoying translation, it was the only version available when I snagged the photo call and press conference. I'll be posting the English-only file ASAP.

    Claudia, would you be so kind as to replace the file above with the new one once I've got it uploaded? Thank you so much for your hard work!


    Nahima 
    2/12/06 at 08:10 PM

    Comments:
    Elaine and anyone interested, there is a way to download both videos (PhotoCall/Press Conf. and Red Carpet) without the german translations but you have to have a Download Accelerator named "FlashGet".

    Claudia from Germany (Thanks again!) did bring the links to use and, well, the whole thing. After you have the FlashGet you only need to paste the urls into it.

    Quote:
    Here you are, but you'll need a download-manager / download accelerator to get the files.

     

    mms://od.wm.t-bn.de/t-bn/od/berlinale/berlinale06/pk-rt/pk_en/WM/300k/20061659_pk_en_300.wmv

    Press conference ~ 106 MB

     

    mms://od.wm.t-bn.de/t-bn/od/berlinale/berlinale06/pk-rt/rt_en_de/WM/300k/20061659_rt_en_de_300.wmv

    Red Carpet ~ 164 MB

     

    Enjoy!

    Claudia



    Susan CA, I don't know if this works with Mac.

    Chalebh has both videos too, without voiceover, but has had a lot of trouble uploading them so Claudia (Germany) is going to help, I think. Let's wait with patience, some way or another those videos would come up.

    *blasted internet connections*
    *blasted sometimes, not always*


    Catstale 
    2/12/06 at 08:06 PM

    What is your location? napping in a sunny window

    Comments:
    Happy 60th Birthday Alan. May you have many meow more..you get better with age!

    CatsPlay 
    2/12/06 at 07:37 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    I know some were asking about Rima, I noticed on this video from Daydreamer (3sat), if you watch it at about 3:00 (minutes in), while another man is being interviewed, you will see AR and RH come around the rear of the car that is behind the man being interviewed.


    Susan CA 
    2/12/06 at 07:23 PM

    Comments:
    Could someone copy the press conference without the translation and post it? Please?   There is no way to make the streaming work if you are a Mac user--sigh. Ten or fifteen percent of us would be so grateful.

    Nicole 
    2/12/06 at 07:10 PM

    Comments:
    Elaine here
    you'll find it on the bottom page


    CatsPlay 
    2/12/06 at 07:09 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.rickman247.com

    Comments:

    Elaine,

     

    I haven't gotten through all of the above videos yet, but I watched the Press conference directly from the Berlinale site and it does not have any German voiceovers - no problem hearing him.

     

    http://www.berlinale.de/en/das_festival/videostreaming/index.html

     

    At the bottom, click on the little square under SnowCake


    Elaine 
    2/12/06 at 06:56 PM

    Comments:

    Does anyone have anything from the Press Conference without the translation over the top as I really am finding it very difficult to actually hear what AR is saying? Doubt we will get anything like that here unless Wossy has more on his show this week.

     

    And I know he has nieces, but not sure about nephews!


    Meeressternchen 
    2/12/06 at 05:56 PM

    Comments:

    Claudia GA THNX a bunch for uploading all the files, it is amazing how much stuff has come up!!

    Lurker, re: HP filming - where did this come up with his nephews? I was surprised!


    Nahima 
    2/12/06 at 05:45 PM

    Comments:
    Claudia,GA !
    Nicole 
    2/12/06 at 05:41 PM

    Comments:
    Thank you, Claudia GA. You know that I love being a part of this group! Best group ever!

    In the WENN restaurant picture, is the woman behind Alan the same woman as in the WENN airport pictures? And if so is she his bodyguard?




    Claudia 
    2/12/06 at 05:28 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I know in the whirlwind of the last few days that I have neglected to welcome a lot of new friends to our group.  I ususally try to do it by name but there are quite a few so I hope you will forgive me for doing a group welcome.....

     

    I am so glad that each one of you joined our group.  We're a lot of fun and I hope you will stay with us.

     

    Sabine S!  I'm so happy for you!  That will be a memory to hand onto for years to come.  Were you able to get any pictures?  If you did and feel comfortable sharing, we would love to see them.

     

    sue, I thought about you and giggled when I saw that poster behind AR in that interveiw!  I see a lot of you in that poster!  LOL

     

    Thank you Emily and Laura for those new Wenn pics!  I never get tired and I hope you never get tired of reading.....HE LOOKS WONDERFUL!  Although, in the one he does look a little hesitate to take the paper from the fan, doesn't he?

     

    As for the links to the videos, I suppose I knew that I was having a hard time keeping up with all the links and I was at the computer almost constantly so I knew anyone that couldn't have been right at a monitor was in trouble.  I'm glad that they links are helpful.  Plus....I just love all you people! 

     

    Peekabooh, it does look like the fishes/safety pin shirt. 

     

    RickiNicki/Nicole!  I was surprised at you're getting back to your roots.  Glad to have you either way, dear!

     

     

     


    Peekabooh 
    2/12/06 at 05:05 PM

    Comments:
    Sabine, way to go! Good luck next Saturday, be sure to bring your camera.

    I´m a little curious over the autograph pictures from Wenn. Could it be that he is wearing the formerly discussed shirt with needles/fishes. Sorry, don´t wanna start this conversation all over again, just wondering...


    Sabine S. 
    2/12/06 at 05:00 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:
    Hey Jules!
    I don`t recovered me! I´m addle!
    And it`s true...life will never be the same again!
    On next Saturday, i went another one to Berlin. Indeed it`s verry far (350 miles), but what ist to far...for Alan! I must see him again!

    ...manny wishes from Sabine



    Jules 
    2/12/06 at 04:51 PM

    What is your location? England

    Comments:

    Sabine, that is fantastic that you got to see Alan at the Festival.  Have you recovered?  You will never be the same again, heh.


    Laurie 
    2/12/06 at 04:40 PM

    What is your location? Vermont

    Comments:

    Wow, been gone most of the day and look what I come back to. CLAUDIA YOU ARE THE BEST! THANK YOU

     

     


    Nicole 
    2/12/06 at 04:32 PM

    Comments:
    Claudia, thank you very much! You are fantastic! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    btw. if somebody doesn't know who I am.... formerly known as RickiNicki. I decided to go back to the roots.


    Sabine S. 
    2/12/06 at 04:30 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:
    Hey!
    I was in Berlin to the Berlinale-Festival an Alan was standing in front of me! He smile and gave me an Autograph! It was fantastic! In live, he looks so good...sexy...charming! WOW!
    He is wonderful! And i must confess that i`m falling in love with him!

    ALAN - you are the BEST!

    ...Sabine


    Nahima 
    2/12/06 at 04:29 PM

    Comments:
    21 videos!

    I'm short by 4 (thanks to my downsloooowding)
    but know already which ones I've missed.

    Chalebh, no problem, please don't worry about the
    delay. I understand your troubles with internet
    connections very very well, trust me.

    Btw, Claudia's links (the ones with the "mms" instead of "http" at the beginning) work fine with the FlashGet
    thingy. I tried today and got the Photo Call/Press Conf. without voice over. It took me more than 6 hours,
    is not THAT Flash!, but it worked.

    Anyway, thanks a lot for your kind offer!


    Alba 
    2/12/06 at 04:15 PM

    What is your location? an American in Europe

    Comments:
    I agree with you totally, Sue, plus the European date IS more logical. Now, driving on the left/wrong side of the road is another matter entirely... *ahem*   ;-)

    sue 
    2/12/06 at 04:02 PM

    Comments:

    Quote:
    I had no idea that Europeans print the dates differently

    Actually Dee I think it's the rest of the world that do it the right way and you Americans do it differently!!

    It does lead to enormous confusion over here though! Your 9/11 is of course 11/9. At least our terrorists chose a date that was the same either way!

    (Apologies for being flippant)


    Dee 
    2/12/06 at 03:53 PM

    Comments:

    Susan - I had no idea that Europeans print the dates differently! *blushes* Well, guess it's obvious I've never able to travel outside of the US (except for that 20 minute quickie in Canada! *wink*) Thanks for clearing that up!

     

    Chris - Glad you liked the wallpaper! Enjoy!

     

    Claudia - You are a Georgia PEACH for posting all those videos! Is there a simple way to save any of them to my computer? 


    Elaine 
    2/12/06 at 03:33 PM

    Comments:

    Claudia -  You Are The Woman

     

    Is that a labour of love? Thank you for doing that. Now I know which ones I have got, and ones I don't! Cheers pal! 


    Cyntilla 
    2/12/06 at 03:28 PM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:
    Claudia you're amazing! Thank you for your brilliant work! It'll be a busy download day, tomorrow...

    Camerata 
    2/12/06 at 03:20 PM

    What is your location? France

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

    Comments:
    Thank you all ! You're great !!!                  

    Sorry, this is a private entry which is only viewable by the guestbook owner.

    [View Entry]

    Emily 
    2/12/06 at 02:59 PM

    Comments:

    Thanks Laura. Print Screen ... OK. 

     

     


    Laura 
    2/12/06 at 02:57 PM

    Comments:

    Emily

    I don't know the name of the button in English but to save the pic you have to take a pic of the desktop and then cut the photo by yourself with paint. I hope it makes sense


    Emily 
    2/12/06 at 02:52 PM

    Comments:

    WENN does not allow me to right click and save on the enlarged previews.  I get a box that says "Property of WENN". 


    Jules 
    2/12/06 at 02:50 PM

    What is your location? England

    Comments:

    Thank you, thank you everyone who has worked so hard giving us so many beautiful pics, links and downloads from the Festival.  You are all brilliant.  And a very special thank you to Claudia for providing us with a wonderful site and guestbook.  You are a star.

    I'm all googoo-eyed with so much to see.  Alan looks wonderful and I love him in his long coat.  So looking forward to seeing Snow Cake. 


    INTJ 
    2/12/06 at 02:43 PM

    Comments:

     

    sue - Dozy? You're being way to generous, IMO. I thought it was unbelievably unprofessional to have as incompetent an interviewer as that person (whoever she was) conduct such a high-profile, exclusive interview. Her questions and English were atrocious and barely understandable. AR truly has the patience of a saint....[/rant]

     

    And yes, sue, I think you should sue.   

    (Also, thanks for the link to the Wawa article.)

     

    Camerata - Sure, go ahead. I've just uploaded a new version of the interview without that channel's logo. Go here: http://www.sendmefile.com/00281350

     

     

     

     

     


    Laura 
    2/12/06 at 02:36 PM

    Comments:

    I was checking Wenn at the same time of Emily


    sue 
    2/12/06 at 02:33 PM

    Comments:
    Beat me to it Laura!!!
    Laura 
    2/12/06 at 02:31 PM

    Comments:


    Laura 
    2/12/06 at 02:30 PM

    Comments:


    Alba 
    2/12/06 at 02:24 PM

    Comments:
    My goodness, Claudia, you are AMAZING!

    CatsPlay 
    2/12/06 at 02:23 PM

    Comments:

    Emily

     

    good find!  You can get to the larger images by clicking on the 'preview link' once you are in the popup window.  i.e. 1) click on pic - get popup window, 2) click on 'preview' link. 


    sue 
    2/12/06 at 02:21 PM

    Comments:

    Thanks Laura, here's the man in black:

    snap1217.jpg


    Emily 
    2/12/06 at 02:19 PM

    Comments:

    Have we seen these WENN photos?  Can someone with an account separate them out?  (AR signing autographs outside a restaurant)


    Laura 
    2/12/06 at 01:56 PM

    Comments:

    http://www.mgm.com/title_clip.do?title_star=QUIGLEYD

     

    Here there are 2 clips from Quigley Down Under, I know it's very old but I liked to see AR in them


    lurker 
    2/12/06 at 01:40 PM

    Comments:

    Susan, CA, so Europe puts the month second, great piece of info, thanks.

    And since there's so many in a thankful mood I'm sure you must know "you're welcome", because this site is huge! I wouldn't mind if any of you researching so intensively took a much earned break and get re-charged.

    Did you know that AR did the Harry Potter movies because his relatives urged him too? thanks to his nephews!


    Claudia 
    2/12/06 at 01:34 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Phew!  *wiping brow*  I think I have gathered all the videos (21 so far) and did the proper credit for each.  If I've missed any or if I credited wrong, please be sure to contact me about it.  There were 10 pages of gb to go through and although I tried to be careful, there were many interruptions so there is no telling what I did wrong. 

     

    I only took the time to watch the interview that INTJ posted in full this morning.  All I can say is   That was a GRRReat find, INTJ!

     

    Now I'm off to dive into all the articles.  Good thinking about checking out what Wawa is saying. 

     

    Elaine, expect and email in a bit. 

     


    Hikity 
    2/12/06 at 01:31 PM

    Comments:

    Claudia,   you are incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now we find the "trees in the forest".  for posting all the clips

     

    Sue, I like your poster much more than the original one.


    Laura 
    2/12/06 at 01:28 PM

    Comments:

    wow, what a big work , Claudia!!!

    Thank you for putting all the clips up and available!

    you rock!


    Hikity 
    2/12/06 at 01:25 PM

    Comments:

    Sue, , you can understand the interviewer very well on the original page (ZDF)

    and just as an afterthought : how often I have read here that our wonderful, gorgeous OooA can be - at least to some of us - a bit intimidating, hmm?! May be the interviewer is a huge fan, too and had to be professional and was completely flustered. I mean, just watch him and his beautiful mouth (my two cent...)


    sue 
    2/12/06 at 01:19 PM

    Comments:

    I dropped back to Wawa to see if there was any mention of Snowcake and there was on LTVNews


    Camerata 
    2/12/06 at 01:14 PM

    What is your location? France

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

    Comments:
    Wooow he's so cute in the interview !!!!!!
    Thank you very much girls for all your downloads !!!!
    Can I take the link of the interview for my forum INTJ please with your name ?

    Laura 
    2/12/06 at 12:57 PM

    Comments:
    beautiful captures, Sue! and thank you for the article
    sue 
    2/12/06 at 12:55 PM

    Comments:

    INTJ thanks for the interview clip. Shame the interviewer sounded so dozy! I could hardly make out what she was saying!

    I take it that's the official poster behind him.

     snowcakeintpost.jpg

    Hmm I was far off with mine was i!? LOL Same  use of bottom picture and a few snowflakes! Perhaps I should sue!!


    sue 
    2/12/06 at 12:20 PM

    Comments:

    The Australian interview that took place last night:

    Berlinale, Day 3: Sigourney Weaver slams ‘macho America’

    By Sean Rubinsztein-Dunlop in Berlin. Posted: Sunday, February 12 2006 .

    Today at the Berlin Film Festival, I’ve spoken to stars Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman and their director Marc Evans after their film, Snow Cake opened the festival.

    Seven other reporters and I sat with the team and discussed women and Brits in Hollywood, Weaver’s Alien effects and Rickman’s “instrument”.

    I think Rickman still wanted to be out sightseeing but Weaver could have sat there until the cows came in (which might take a while in Berlin) if it wasn’t for her flustered agents.

    The film is about the relationship between an autistic mother, Linda, and outsider Alex in the aftermath of a fatal car crash.

    The script was written with Rickman in mind and Weaver spent months with people with autism researching her role.

    We started with Weaver, who broke boundaries for Hollywood actresses while defending her space ship in the Alien series:Has your role in Alien made it easier for women to get major parts previously reserved for men?

    S.W.: I don’t think so because I think, in an odd way, I was lucky because we really weren’t trying to do a sexy action hero. Not only do you normally have to do your own stunts but you have to be beautiful and sexy the whole time. I think what people responded to in Ripley was that she was a regular person and just very straight. It’s too bad that we haven’t had more of those kinds of women characters - they always have to have a gimmick and I think that’s a shame. Female-driven films are in a slump at the moment. Why do you think that is?

    I don’t think there have been enough women-driven films to know that there is a trend -But in the 80s when that was much more successful –

    Yeah, or in the 30s and 40s, you know. It’s a mystery to me. I think I’d prefer to acknowledge the fact that it’s hard to find a good story, that it’s just as hard for a male star to find an interesting part. There may be more parts but a great part is hard to come by. And it becomes more so the more that they do a big genre film… But I think it’s not so much a sexist world in Hollywood as it is an ageist world and I think that because the baby boomers are going to be such a major part of the audience, we’re going to require movies that we can relate to and I think they’re going to have to respond to us sooner or later.So does the lack of female roles reflect a tendency in society, or are producers just conservative?

    It’s hard to say. For instance, I think Hillary Clinton would make a very good president - I think the reason she’ll lose is because she’s a woman and because she was the first lady, and that’s a shame. America’s in a really weird macho phase right now and I think that’s one reason why all these smaller, more delicate movies like Brokeback Mountain are important. The fact that they’re so popular is sending a nice message. Of course, our president still hasn’t bothered to see Brokeback but he will be continued to be asked about it, I’m sure. Are you conscious of gender roles when you choose your projects?

    I guess I respond to the story and I respond to who the director is. In the case of Snow Cake, I have to say I was very taken by the part, but that’s unusual. Usually it’s like, whatever the part is I’ll work with it and I’ll try to get everything I can out of it. I’m not one of those sorts of people who dreams of playing certain parts, I just like to be a part of good stories.But you have a screen persona of playing strong, intellectually challenging women. Is it something you look for or does it just happen that way?

    But I think women are strong. I think people think that if you’re strong, you can’t be weak and I think everyone is both. And what interested me about Linda was that she’s very strong, I would say fierce, but the most vulnerable as well. But, you know, I thought Ripley was vulnerable.On that topic, director James Cameron’s sparked new rumours about a new Alien film. Would you be happy to see one made?

    I hope it’s not Alien vs Predator 2… I don’t know how much we can do with that particular creature - I think the creature’s maxed out. But I think the science fiction world actually would be a kind of bomb right now for theatre audiences because we have so many problems here on Earth that it would be nice to get away and go to another planet and worry about their problems for a change. Since you started out as Ripley, what’s been your most challenging film part?

    I have to say maybe this one because I so felt a responsibility to get it right: the physical behaviour, the sense of when you have and don’t have control. I felt a big responsibility not to do anything general and that’s really what I was thinking about - that and how to interact with the other actors without interacting with them, without any eye contact at all.For a lot of people, Rain Man is the classic film about autism. Was that an obstacle for you in making Snow Cake?

    Our story is so different. I think they made a wonderful movie but one of the frustrations I heard expressed very often from anyone on the spectrum [of autism] was they’re tired of Rain Man being the definitive expression of what it is to be an autistic person since every autistic person is so unique… I just think it’s such a big subject. There can certainly be plenty of different stories that reflect on that and there’s time for there to be more. I don’t think it intimidated us because it’s not about autism and that’s not our focus. But I did want to be as accurate as I could be and I was lucky to have a lot of people help me and to find a couple of people who were very like the character.In the film, your character seems at first to completely lack a sense of grief for her dead daughter. How did you deal with that?

    I think there’s a real lack of sentimentality about death in the autistic community… it’s not a lack of feeling but it is a kind of acceptance of it as a fact. It’s not something get, I can’t really understand it, but I tried to play it as accurately as I could. I can’t really get it because in my experience, people with autism do make connections. I have a couple of autistic friends and I talked to one of them yesterday and she said, ‘It’d be really great to get together for a weekend or something,’ and I said, ‘yeah it really would,’ and she said, ‘yeah, and do some serious playing’. And I thought that was so cool because I miss playing - you don’t get a chance to play, you have to really consciously play. That has to be a priority and that isn’t for most neuro-typical people.

    Alan Rickman

    Rickman turned up at our table next, looking about as sullen as one of his characters.One of our Articulate readers, Xavier Ricebury, has asked: After playing a whole host of memorable villains – and doing it so well – was it refreshing to play a more three-dimensional character?

    A.R.: You know, I’m lucky to be an actor, I’m lucky to be employed... I like variety like most actors - I work in the theatre, as well, and do some directing… It’s sometimes good fun to just be working in two dimensions occasionally but mostly I prefer to work in three dimensions. Most of all, if one spends half of one’s time playing extraordinary people, it’s very good to play ordinary people and to see that celebrated in film because it’s ordinary people who are going to go watch it. The world is nuts and unless we go to the movies and see ourselves, it’s going to get even worse.How close is this sort of role to you, as compared to a big extravaganza like Harry Potter?

    It’s still me, it’s still my imagination, you just have to use it in a different kind of way. And this was like a sustained release, all day, every day. Other times it’s like, press the ‘go’ button. It’s just a different use of what you might call your instrument… So you just have to learn how to use it and different stories ask for different uses.So does your acting ‘instrument’ require tuning? Do you need to rehearse in films?

    I’d like to persuade producers that it’s productive to rehearse. I think they often don’t know what rehearsals are for because you can’t see anything happening – there are no cameras turning. I remember that with Galaxy Quest we became like this little theatre company and we’d all gather together on these huge sets… in a huddle like a rugby game and they would eventually come out of the shadows looking at their watches, doing this terrible mime. And eventually, I went over and said, ‘What are you doing?’ and they said ‘No, no, nothing, nothing,’ and I said, ‘Look, what where doing is what loosely could be called rehearsing and if you just give us another five minutes, we’ll sort out all of the shots for the day and it’ll all be much more productive’. What we had on Snow Cake was a week in Toronto with Marc and Sigourney and Emily [Hampshire, who plays Weaver’s daughter] and Angela, the writer, and myself in a room just going through every line of the script and just talking it and then Angela going back to the hotel and rewriting bits and that was a luxury but it ought not to be.Speaking of Galaxy Quest, an anonymous Articulate reader wants to know: You and Weaver worked together in that film. Did it help you form a camaraderie for Snow Cake?

    I think she’s fantastic and she hands herself over 100 per cent to everything. To play Linda, it requires a complete lack of vanity. It’s very rare and so I mentioned her name at one point and they whooped, ‘Well if we can get her to do it,’ and then she read it and said yes. So yes, we definitely already had a bond.What’s your opinion of British film at the moment?

    Today there’s Love Actually [which Rickman starred in] and Hugh Grant in Notting Hill and that kind of marriage of what America wants England to be… \I think what worries me is that we lose our own culture… It’s odd because when we went to see it I was thinking, who are all these other people in this movie that Emma Thompson and I were in?

    Marc Evans

    Finally, director Marc Evans was on the other scale from Rickman – as babbly as Weaver’s character in the film. Is Snow Cake a film about autism to you or does it have another theme?

    You know, I don’t think Rain Man was solely about autism. It was about the 80s, it was about Tom Cruise’s character and his greed. Although, in the same way, autism plays an important part in Snow Cake, it’s not about autism. It does seem to be about grief and dislocation, which seems to be a sort of theme that penetrates a lot of films now. I think it’s to do with our generation not being so hopeful or not having things to hang on to which get you through life, so when something like grief or depression or divorce or any social problems come up, there seems to be less of a network, either social or familial, to get you through it … I think in our end of the world, where you’re not dealing with more visceral problems like poverty or war at the moment, these are concerns of the way that we live our life right now.The organisers of the Berlinale are touting the festival as being all about political and social issues. Is Snow Cake that sort of film for you?

    It depends where you stand because this film is really off the radar for an American studio – it’s about somebody with a mental illness, it’s about somebody who’s grieving, it’s not satisfyingly redemptive at the end… It’s kind of already down the road towards something which is, relatively speaking, political and social… I don’t think we made it for strong political reasons and yet, you can’t make anything without finding a position in the world and it belongs in the Berlin Film Festival for that reason… It’s a film that people can talk about and maybe give a bit of attention to. It’s just a quietly political film. How important is the Berlinale for the film?

    It’s extremely important because, for a start, you want to see a film with an audience, and there’s no better audience than a film festival audience, not because they always like the film but they want to see films. It’s far better to see the film at a festival than with a test audience. I’ve been to Sundance a couple of times with movies and I’ve much preferred my experience in Berlin because it’s maybe not as American-centric. You sort of get a different kind of response. Europe’s an interesting place to make films still. But in Britain - I guess it’s the same in Australia – you’ve got this problem of speaking the same language as the big American empire, so how do you negotiate that? The advantage is you can put actors into the film that the Americans recognise so it has some sort of market value but the disadvantage is that the studios aren’t really interested in the kinds of stories you want to tell. It’s a kind of double-edged game.So are film industries like Australia’s and Britain’s mired in tat comparison to the US?

    Yes, they are. Sometimes if you didn’t have that luxury [of the English language] in a way you could make smaller funded films… There’s something awful about that wannabe American cultural malaise, which is sort of films about nothing but that maybe would get picked up by an American studio… The Brits are always kind of tainted by the question, ‘Will the Americans buy it?’


    annette 
    2/12/06 at 11:49 AM

    What is your location? france

    Comments:

    hello everybody!

    i haven't read through all the mails so just in case you haven't seen yet the interviews (without german translation! ) of alan, sig and mark on 3sat:

    here's the link:

    http://www.3sat.de/, click on berlinale-streams on the top right, then there you go!

    annette

     


    Linda 
    2/12/06 at 11:15 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Hi there,

     

    I want to thank you so much for this AWESOME page!!! It is wonderful that you give Alan's fans the opportunity to see some really gorgeous scenes from his movies and interviews. I'm especially very happy about the interviews because I could not see them on german television! Furthermore I decided to buy many of Alan's films because I saw some scenes of them here )) Thank you again, Alan is really the best actor ever!

    Bye,

    Linda


    Hikity 
    2/12/06 at 11:14 AM

    Comments:

    Elaine, how right you are - we must get confused about the masses posted here  - may I recommend to start with the more than 6 long minutes of an interview (ZDF) with our Man


    Elaine 
    2/12/06 at 10:46 AM

    Comments:
    Thank you all for the pics and videos but I'm so confused! Have I got every vid that I should? I guess I'll have to go watch them........ what a chore!
    Carol 
    2/12/06 at 10:09 AM

    What is your location? Michigan

    Comments:

    I am busy trying to catch up on all of the amazing Snow Cake postings---so if someone else has posted this already, please forgive me!

     

    It seems that Alan has received a very nice little mention in Parade magazine, which is published weekly and sent out with Sunday newspapers all across the US.  The mention is in the column Walter Scott's Personality Parade:

     

    Quote:

    Q:  Who, in your opinion, are the most underappreciated actors in Hollywood?--Tom Morrison, Chicago Ill.

     

    A.  Here's our Top 10.  Amazingly, none has ever been nominated for an Oscar:  Donald Sutherland, 70; Richard Gere, 56; Kevin Bacon, 47; Gary Oldman, 47; Steve Buscemi, 48; Alan Rickman, 59; John Cusack, 39; Steve Martin, 60; Forest Whitaker, 44; and Brian Dennehy, 67.  Readers, visit parade.com to share your opinions.

     

    I especially like the fact that opinions are invited.  Wouldn't it be nice if we could express a bit of support for Alan that really reflects well on him? 


    Laurie 
    2/12/06 at 09:01 AM

    What is your location? Vermont

    Comments:

    I really don't know how to say this. Thank you just seems so inadequate for everything everyone has shared in the past couple of days. All the new clips, links, pictures, wallpapers, etc are totally ! I know if I try to list names I'll forget someone. 


    Laura 
    2/12/06 at 08:46 AM

    Comments:

    a pic  http://images.multiplayer.it/1/019/15019/img0006.jpg


    Cyntilla 
    2/12/06 at 08:11 AM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:
    Dee, what a wonderful work! Look at Teh Man...

    I definitely have to get back to work on something new...


    Laura 
    2/12/06 at 07:38 AM

    Comments:
    thank you so much Hikity!
    Claudia 
    2/12/06 at 07:15 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Hope nobody is annoyed by this question, but....

     

    Some days ago someone offered to share the lovely music from the window scene at the end of "Truly, Madly, Deeply". Could you please contact me? Or maybe upload the music somewhere? I would be ever so grateful.

     

    Claudia


    Hikity 
    2/12/06 at 07:01 AM

    Comments:

    Sorry,  that was the wrong link. Here is the ZDF link:http://www.zdf.de/ZDFde/inhalt/7/0,1872,3893255,00.html

    to get all of the articles and videos put his name in the search box on top of the right side


    Hikity 
    2/12/06 at 06:58 AM

    Comments:

    To be honest, I wouldn't shoot him if he touched me...

     

    Thanks again for all the links and clips. I still don't know how to download these video clips from ZDF and the like (there is no button for it, so how do you do it, INTJ???)

    INTJ, the interview is a real asset,

    There is another video clip from the RED CARPET. Just write our Man's name into the "search box": (http://www.abc.net.au/news/arts/articulate/200602/s1567973.htm

     

    and Claudia, 10000000 thanks for the trailer! Great findings


    Chalebh 
    2/12/06 at 05:43 AM

    Comments:

    All who are waiting for my upload of the Press Conference file. I have to try your patience a little longer, it turned out that my Internet connection is too slow even for the wmv-files. I'll try a broadband connection tomorrow, if this doesn't work I'm going to send the file to Claudia from Germany. She offered to upload it for me if it doesn't work with my connection.

     

    Sorry, Chalebh


    Claudia 
    2/12/06 at 05:23 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Good Morning.

     

    I just wanted to catch up with all of your suggestions and thanks

     

    @ INTJ - I tried to download the file today, and it works. Maybe the server got overloaded yesterday *g* Thank you again for finding that wonderful interview.

     

    @ Anne - Thanks for your help. *hugs*

     

    @ Dee - A lovely wallpaper, indeed.

     

    @ Peekabooh, Sue & Anne and everyone else here - You are welcome. I'm glad to be a part of this group!

     

    Cheers.

    Claudia


    Judy 
    2/12/06 at 05:04 AM

    What is your location? Australia

    Comments:

    Afraid the interview is already completed.  You can read it at www.abc.net.au/news/arts/articulate/ (sorry I don't know how to link)


    Chris 
    2/12/06 at 04:20 AM

    Comments:

    Yeah, Laura, the trailer is something, isn`t it? "I aaate a cracker...." That line alone is to die for!


    Laura 
    2/12/06 at 04:16 AM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:

    wow, what a nice surprise turning on the computer this morning and finding so many new clips again, thank you all, I didn't expect more....thank you, reallY!!!! You made my day


    Chris 
    2/12/06 at 03:29 AM

    Comments:
    Ups, I think Sue already mentiond the Articulate. Or was it someone else? I just got it in my Googl alerts.
    Chris 
    2/12/06 at 03:24 AM

    Comments:

    Dee, I think this answers your question about why he was in prison.

    http://www.hindu.com/2006/02/11/stories/2006021103591300.htm 

    Not a good review though. Not BAD but not good.

     

    Another link

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/arts/articulate/200602/s1567973.htm


    Chris 
    2/12/06 at 02:43 AM

    Comments:

    You all are great! Just great! Thank you goes without saying!

     

    Dee, I see you honoured my request for a bigger wallpaper! You sweet sweet cookie! HUGS!

    We discussed the Gary Oldman issue on the OT and the HP page I believe, I heard about it around Wednesday or Thursday I think. It`s really odd, but coming from his agent, It`s also a reliable source. I read WB indeed wants him back and it could all be settle in a matter of minutes. I think it was their priority to get the new cast ready first. The scnes with Sirius might be filmed later on. I say don`t worry. They`ll be including some really minor characters as well in this one so I don`t think we need to worry about parts taken out. I was really shocked when I read that but I calmed down pretty quick. We`ll just have to wait and see.


    Susan CA 
    2/12/06 at 02:21 AM

    Comments:
    Dee, in Europe the date is given before the month, so 10/2/06 is February 10th. 

    You might consider signing up for http://www.wizardnews.com which gives news related to Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series; it has been giving daily updates on the situation with Gary Oldman, whatever the truth of it may be, including an article with the incredible title "You Can't Be Sirius!"

    Many, many thanks to all those who post pictures, do captures, post downloads, give computer help, and generally are sharing Snow Cake in Berlin with us all.  Very sisterly!


    Dee 
    2/12/06 at 01:18 AM

    Comments:

    Sabine 
    2/12/06 at 12:03 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Dee - The Leaky Cauldron has a similar report.  It looks like WB would love to have Gary Oldman back, they just haven't finalized the contract yet.  You can read the whole story here

     

     


    Dee 
    2/11/06 at 11:55 PM

    Comments:

    Wait! Don't panic yet! Even though that announcement about Gary Oldman JUST came thru my Yahoo alert, I just noticed that it has a weird posted date: 10/02/2006 02:47.  October 2006? Looks like this will need more research to verify the accuracy of the report.


    Dee 
    2/11/06 at 11:46 PM

    Comments:

    Is this old news from Yahoo? It was new to me:

    OLDMAN AXED FROM HARRY POTTER? 

    Actor GARY OLDMAN looks unlikely to reprise his role as SIRIUS BLACK in the next HARRY POTTER offering, after reports he has been mysteriously axed from the wizard franchise.

    Oldman, who has appeared in the last two movies adapted from JK ROWLING's popular children's books, has yet to be signed for a third term - even though filming for HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX has already begun. The actor's manager, DOUGLAS URBANSKI, tells British newspaper The Sun, "You will be shocked to learn there are no plans for Gary to appear in the film.

    "To say we are puzzled is an understatement at the very least! We are left with no choice but to pursue other employment for him."

    VANESSA DAVIS, spokeswoman for production company Warner Brothers, confirms no deal has been reached, but insists there is still time to resolve the confusion.

    She says, "With any film the priority is confirming the cast who will be on the set from the outset."

    http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/oldman%20axed%20from%20harry%20potter_10_02_2006


    Sabine 
    2/11/06 at 10:45 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    INTJ - thank you so much for the interview!  What a nice surprise to come home to after a long day of studying!  :-)


    INTJ 
    2/11/06 at 08:37 PM

    Comments:

     

    Claudia (Germany) - I just tested the link, I had no trouble downloading the file. *puzzled* So sorry the link isn't working for you. Please try  again - as Alba said, the page seems to be working now. (And thank you for the fabulous trailer, btw!)

     

    Peekabooh - I had trouble uploading my files to both yousendit and sendmefiles; downloading works just fine, though. I'm glad you managed to download the interview.

     

    Anne - I snagged the interview from the web (this web site: www.zdf.de). As it can be found in the streaming archive I don't think it's going to be broadcast on TV. That's just a guess on my part, though...

     

    Daydreamer - lovely clip, thank you!!

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Daydreamer 
    2/11/06 at 08:24 PM

    Comments:
    Claudia, INTJ:
    Thanx a lot for the wonderful new clips

    Here is another Red Carpet from arte:
    http://www.savefile.com/files/8063338
    (lenght 15 seconds)
    Rachael 
    2/11/06 at 08:18 PM

    What is your location? Virginia

    Comments:

    Lol I love the trailer. He is so adorable. Just pray if this come out in theatre it will come out here.


    Alfan 
    2/11/06 at 07:29 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    OMG--they play scrabble just like i do. I should challange Alan one day. My friend wont let me use HP words like muggle or quidditch so i am going to let her watch this movie and get some scrabble hints. What a wonderful clip, i always wondered what Alan looks like when he wakes up, now we know. Dont understand the cut off sweats though, nor the sweater. ( wich thankfully we know isnt his )


    Dee 
    2/11/06 at 07:24 PM

    Comments:

    There's a new article up on Yahoo about the film festival. Not much on SnowCake, but some info about the opening night gala.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3568537a1870,00.html

     

     


    Anne 
    2/11/06 at 07:01 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Thank you so much for the trailer, Claudia. It's fantastic.

     

    And thank you, INTJ. You're a star. Since the interview isn't subtitled or dubbed, I assume it hasn't be aired yet. Please tell me I'm right and that you know when it is going to be aired.


    Alba 
    2/11/06 at 07:01 PM

    Comments:
    The sendme page is working better now. Thanks for finding that interview INTJ! I can't wait to see what you all have come up with by tomorrow.

    Peekabooh 
    2/11/06 at 06:54 PM

    Comments:
    Claudia, like Anne I waited for a couple of minutes and then the file was available to download.

    Thanks INTJ, so he loves snow but only when he wears thermal underwear..... boy I hope he keeps his socks on too.


    Anne 
    2/11/06 at 06:43 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Claudia, I had the same problem but then I was very patient, that is I waited for several minues, and finally the link came up.


    sue 
    2/11/06 at 06:42 PM

    Comments:

    I'm off to bed but just had to download the trailer. Thanks Claudia!


    Claudia 
    2/11/06 at 06:39 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:
    @ INTJ - It looks like your last file-download isn't working right. The link opens, then you click on the Download button, and then the next site opens, but the link to the actually download won't come up. I tried several times *sniffles*
    Peekabooh 
    2/11/06 at 06:37 PM

    What is your location? one foot in my bed

    Comments:
    Claudia from Germany, thank you so much for putting up the link to the trailer. I can´t wait for this movie.

    INTJ for some reason it took me quite a long time to download the sendmefiles, much longer than the yousenditfiles. How come, do you know?

    Michelle 
    2/11/06 at 06:28 PM

    Comments:

    "Linda, I hope you don't mind but I ate a cracker..."

     

    "YAAMOOL.   Spiderman ... WHAT'S WRONG WITH SPIDERMAN?"

     

    That clip is just the best thing.  Seriously.


    Claudia 
    2/11/06 at 06:20 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I've been out and about all day and I am just speechless at the amount of stuff to get caught up on!  

     

    Yall are the greatest group to hang out with!    Its just so great we have so many people that have shared so much.  I know its taken a lot of time and hard work to share all this stuff especially to get the television coverage. 

     

    Thanks once again for all the videos and pictures.  I'm still working on getting a link up of ya.  Hopefully tomorrow we'll have it all in one place. 

     

    I''ve got some more "stuff" to do tonight but hope to get caught up properly in the AM! 

     

     

     

     


    Claudia 
    2/11/06 at 06:14 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    WHOHO! Thanks to all of you here for all the Rickmanic-Goodness!

     

      

    Go, get a shrink for me, before it is too late...

     

     

    To contribute here another video, I just uploaded the first official Trailer for Snow Cake, found at www.arte.de.

     

    Here you are:

    http://s52.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0IJNA68J8K1HU1SZ30I0Q16I6F

     

    Enjoy!

     

    Claudia


    INTJ 
    2/11/06 at 06:12 PM

    Comments:

     

    Finally got another one uploaded (.wmv file, 29MB).

     

    May I present to you...an interview with Alan Rickman: http://www.sendmefile.com/00279240

     

    (Warning: The interviewer's English is atrocious...)

     

     


    Daydreamer 
    2/11/06 at 05:53 PM

    Comments:
    INTJ
    Thank you very much for the wonderful clips

    I just finished watching Berlinale on arte - just few shots on Red Carpet and the clip from Snow Cake that we already seen. I'll post the Red Carpet scenes later.
    Vicki 
    2/11/06 at 05:51 PM

    What is your location? L.A.

    Comments:

    Thanks, INTJ!  You're a peach!


    INTJ 
    2/11/06 at 05:40 PM

    Comments:

     

    Vicki - You need to install the DivX codec in order to play .avi files. Go here to download the free codec: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/divx_play.cfm

     


    Vicki 
    2/11/06 at 05:24 PM

    What is your location? Desperately trying to catch-up in L.A.

    Comments:

    After a self-imposed GB fast for several days (due to incredibly horrendous work schedule) I come back to a flood of Rickmaniana!!  Wow, a feast for the senses....an orgy of Alan pictures, film clips, and reviews.......I'm spent!  I think I need a cigarette. 

     

    Somebody just has to do something clever with that sound bite of Alan's voice saying, "You are so-o-o-o-o beautiful."  That's enough to make me melt into a puddle of mush.

     

    Thank you to all the generous people here who spent time and effort to share these little gems.  This is the best group around.  

     

    One last request:  I downloaded INTJ's latest clip and got only audio, no picture.  My computer is telling me that I need to download a codec?  Can one of you more computer savvy types explain to me what that means and where I can find one?

     

    Thanks!


    sue 
    2/11/06 at 05:21 PM

    Comments:
    INTJ - for that lovely quality clip.
    NativeMoon/SeverinaSnape 
    2/11/06 at 05:15 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:

     

    Well done all of you for your spectacular Snow Cake Coverage!Hopefully my computer can handle the downloads at some point!

     

    In seeing a clip on BT Yahoo about the press conference - I was struck by AR's comment - about how easy SC was for him. he found that Signourney's performance was 'true' and 'truthful' - she enabled him to just 'Be' as opposed to acting - and that he 'finds acting difficult'! *shock*

     

    I was quite taken aback by that comment from him - given that he is so passionate acting, RADA etc. I hope some courageous, entrepid journalist asks him about that someday... if that wasnt picked up on at the conference...


    Alfan 
    2/11/06 at 04:42 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:
    Thats quite a cute picture of Alan leaning on the wall balcony, probably didnt feel like dancing to the band that is playing down below. Its a great picture.
    Steffi 
    2/11/06 at 03:31 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:
    @INTJ: Thanks so much for the re-upload! (And for the new video of course! I'm just downloading it)
    Sara 
    2/11/06 at 03:31 PM

    Comments:
    Claudia 
    Today at 01:49 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    @ Sara - Here you are, but you'll need a download-manager / download accelerator to get the files.


    Thanks, Claudia





    cassey 
    2/11/06 at 03:16 PM

    Comments:

    I don't know an Irish accent. I think he speaks clear German. He don't say . Unfortunately he has not a nice voice. (I mean in German of course!)


    INTJ 
    2/11/06 at 03:05 PM

    Comments:

     

    sue - lovely, lovely screencaps! Thanks so much for sharing them. 

     

    At last, here's my next clip that goes extremely well with those screencaps  - a longish clip from Snow Cake (.avi, 25MB):   http://www.sendmefile.com/00279043

     

     


    Nicole 
    2/11/06 at 03:05 PM

    Comments:
    Thanks for all the new pics and clips, you girls rock!!!

    Sue, he's not really doing an Irish accent, but it's one of the worst voice-overs I've ever heard. I can't understand why they always have horrible dubbed Alan versions. If you watch Die Hard in German you think Hans (Jack) Gruber is stupid.


    sue 
    2/11/06 at 03:01 PM

    Comments:

    Quote:
    This is interesting, because Hans is named Jack in the German version and they are Irish terrorists.

     

    So is Alan dubbed with a German doing an Irish accent!!!????


    cassey 
    2/11/06 at 02:18 PM

    Comments:

    Thank you all for the pics and clips. That is really a AR weekend.

     

    Tonight is Die Hard on German TV Pro 7. This is interesting, because Hans is named Jack in the German version and they are Irish terrorists.


    INTJ 
    2/11/06 at 02:00 PM

    Comments:

     

    Steffi - there you go (Reuters clip, .avi file, 27MB): http://www.sendmefile.com/00278974

     

    Sorry it took me so long, I've been having trouble uploading my files all afternoon.

     


    sue 
    2/11/06 at 01:58 PM

    Comments:

    OK, the Film 2006 amounted to 24 seconds of clips!LOL and only sound on the final snow scene so I just did a few caps as the quality wasn't that great but at least they are bigger than usual

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Claudia 
    2/11/06 at 01:49 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    @ Sara - Here you are, but you'll need a download-manager / download accelerator to get the files.

     

    mms://od.wm.t-bn.de/t-bn/od/berlinale/berlinale06/pk-rt/pk_en/WM/300k/20061659_pk_en_300.wmv

    Press conference ~ 106 MB

     

    mms://od.wm.t-bn.de/t-bn/od/berlinale/berlinale06/pk-rt/rt_en_de/WM/300k/20061659_rt_en_de_300.wmv

    Red Carpet ~ 164 MB

     

    Enjoy!

    Claudia


    Sara 
    2/11/06 at 01:21 PM

    Comments:
    Did I imagine it, or is there a reference to a download of the Snow Cake press conference without the German translation?   I've looked for it, but can't find it.

    If such a thing exists, can someone point me to it?

    Thanks


    Steffi 
    2/11/06 at 12:36 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:
    @INTJ: Unfortuantely your higher version of the Reuters clip's already expired... :-( Do you think you can upload it again? That would be great :-)
    Hikity 
    2/11/06 at 12:14 PM

    Comments:

    A very special thank you to Claudia from Germany, INTJ, and Chalebh.

    INTJ what a great clip and without any of these disturbing green and red stripes I often get. Thank you so much Famous 4 


    Peekabooh 
    2/11/06 at 11:59 AM

    Comments:
    INTJ, never mind. Thanks for all your efforts to share so many beautiful moments of the Premiere with us ARfanatics!

    Chalebh, count me in! Thanks in advance.


    Nahima 
    2/11/06 at 11:26 AM

    Comments:
    Chalebh:







    sue 
    2/11/06 at 11:20 AM

    Comments:

    Trying the link AGAIN


    sue 
    2/11/06 at 11:19 AM

    Comments:

    Anybody got any questions they want to ask Rickman/Weaver??

    They are being interviewd tonight by THIS Journo.

    You might still have time to mail a question!! 


    Chalebh 
    2/11/06 at 10:52 AM

    Comments:

    Hi everybody,

    I haven't checked the quality of the press conference file. So just a question, and you're allowed to say: NO.

     

    They broadcasted last night the Snow Cake press conference and the photo call in our local TV program without the German voice over. I was able to record it on my computer. So the file has an excellent picture and sound quality.

     

    Are you interested in a wmv-file? (this I might be able to upload)

     

    Claudia, if you like to have it as mpeg (VCD) for your site I would have to send it via snail mail, because I'm not able to upload 400 MB with my slow connection.

     

    Chalebh


    Dee 
    2/11/06 at 10:40 AM

    Comments:

    I know it seems I'm obsessed with the visual, but I'm a visual/creative kind of person. Hope it's not too annoying!

     

    INTJ - Thank you for that large photo from the after event. The photo on the balcony - now I see...the orange is reflected light. AR looks either contemplative or tired, doesn't he. Can't blame him...the entire event was a whirlwind of activity and having "your" film open the festival must be stressful.

     

    I'm not a big fan of SW (can't think of anything she's done that I liked except for GQ!), but she looks beautiful in that dark blue gown. The dress at the photo shoot is lovely too (speaking as another "mature" woman, I think she could have used a bra with a bit more support in that dress, but...)

     

    Rachael - ROFL When you mentioned AR in "short pants" I practically hurt myself running to download that clip! Although the image wasn't quite what I was hoping for...snort...AR is STILL adorable! Thanks for helping me laugh at my obsession!

     

     


    sue 
    2/11/06 at 10:21 AM

    Comments:

    INTJ, thanks for those new pix. I like the second one down particularly

    I caught the Film 2006 thing on tv at lunchtime but the clips are miniscule. I shall transfer them to some caps if there is something new later (the first husband is ensconced in front of tv at the mo!)


    INTJ 
    2/11/06 at 10:11 AM

    Comments:

     

    Err, typo alert! *embarrassed* So sorry PeekabooH !

     


    INTJ 
    2/11/06 at 10:06 AM

    Comments:

     

    Hi everyone, I captured the Reuters clip (the one that was posted on the spiegel online web site) from another source; the file I've got is 27 MB (.avi) in size. If you want it, go here to download the bigger version:

     

    http://s51.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0SJNAL4ZQR9QV38HXSW7IZJRW8

     

     

    Peekabook - *waves* forgot to thank you for your kind words yesterday! Glad you're enjoying the clips.

     

     

    Btw, more clips coming soon.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Laura 
    2/11/06 at 09:15 AM

    Comments:
    Claudia, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! 
    Claudia 
    2/11/06 at 09:00 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Hi all.

     

    I re-uploaded the Spiegel-online video again.

     

    Here you can still find the compressed archive (.rar ~ 6.7MB)

    http://s53.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3V8AQM47L0TDH1QT2XXRSZ8KVU

     

    Here's the video only version (.avi ~ 7MB)

    http://s54.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0YYY6EFMXZ4KE3TNEE1TFXNLMA

     

    And last, here you can find the article which goes with the file (.doc ~ 130kb - German)

    http://s38.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1MTVPV1GVA6WN131ITPUE2AIZ2

     

     

    @ Hikity & Laura - No problem at all! Here you go!

    If only my internet-connection would be a bit faster these days. Seems something isn't working right *sigh*

     

     


    Laura 
    2/11/06 at 08:44 AM

    Comments:
    me too and another person too
    Hikity 
    2/11/06 at 08:43 AM

    Comments:

    BTW, I checked all newspapers and magazines today and there is hardly any mentioning of our Man - esp. due to George Clooney - There is still hope as next week a lot of magazines will be published.


    Hikity 
    2/11/06 at 08:41 AM

    Comments:

    Thanks again for all the wonderful gifts here, you are GREAT, HUGE HUG!!

    Claudia, the Spiegel-Video is so nice - is it possible to convert it into a "normal video clip" like those of Daydreamer?? I have problems with that rar. file and your suggestion about downloading.


    annette 
    2/11/06 at 08:34 AM

    What is your location? france

    Comments:

    hi everybody!

    i just want to thank all of you for your clips, captures and all

    it really enlightens my day because i can't do it and i find all i love here

    please go on!  

     and

     

    annette


    Alba 
    2/11/06 at 08:08 AM

    Comments:
    I shall never underestimate you again Red Tango!!! Well done!

    Claudia 
    2/11/06 at 07:53 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    @ Jan - YAY! Glad it worked!

     

    @ Laura - I will give you a short introduction how to use WinRar, ok? The rar-file is an archive file. It is compressed, so you won't be able to watch it this way.

     

    Have you downloaded the program 'WinRar' yet? If not, you can do so here: http://www.winrar-rog.com/edownload/winrar.html

    Install the downloaded program. Then go with the mouse cursor over the rar-file, click right mouse button. There should be a menu called: Extract Here...

    Click it and the file should extract into a new folder. Done! Now you should be able to watch the actually video-file.

     

    Hope this works.
    Hugs.
    Claudia


    Laura 
    2/11/06 at 07:37 AM

    Comments:

    if it's not trouble, could someone please post the clip with extension .rar in another format?


    Jan 
    2/11/06 at 07:22 AM

    Comments:

    Yay! I finally got the Berlinale video w/o voice-over! Thanks, Claudia, for the link and your help. My anti-spyware hates FlashGet, but. . .at least it worked.


    Laura 
    2/11/06 at 07:14 AM

    Comments:

    a clip with only the parts with AR: from the conference. if you downloaded the conferense you already have seen it but I cut the parts with others

    http://s44.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=22UI20ZQ97GQT1NNRA184PLMLM


    Claudia 
    2/11/06 at 07:07 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Oh Red Tango!  You really out did yourself this time! 

     

    Secret Agent Rickman is hilarious! 

     


    Alfan 
    2/11/06 at 07:01 AM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    Well done Red Tango, once again you arose to the occasion. The man is stylin, just like you. Thanks for the laugh this morning.


    Camerata 
    2/11/06 at 06:44 AM

    What is your location? France

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

    Comments:
    Red Tango : ROFL

    Thank you for all your photos !!!

    Don't forget the show on ARTE tonight about the Berlin's film festival, I'll record it and make a clip (bad quality). I hope that we'll see Alan in it

    Here is the link for a Snow cake critic in french if you can read it :

    http://www.filmdeculte.com/news/news.php?id=2299

    Laura 
    2/11/06 at 05:11 AM

    Comments:

    thank you Steffi


    Steffi 
    2/11/06 at 04:48 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    @ Laura: You need the programme WinRar

    http://www.winrar-rog.com/edownload/winrar.html


    Laura 
    2/11/06 at 04:44 AM

    Comments:

    nice as always, Red Tango!

     

    how do I open the .rar videoclip?

    Thank you all again for pics and clips!


    RedTango 
    2/11/06 at 02:51 AM

    What is your location? Deep inside your sock..the left one.

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

    Comments:

     

      I think someone said I might have trouble finding something to make out of the new Alan photos at the Berlin premiere?

     

     

      Attention double agents!! Check out the latest arrival on the red carpet..www.alanrickmangallery.com in the "fashion police" section.

     

     And hurry! They're runnin' out of salmon and rice!!


    kathy 
    2/11/06 at 02:16 AM

    Comments:

    OMG--You guys are fabulous!!!!

     

    I have loved all the pics, screen caps, vids, and reviews.  Thank you so, so much.  It looks like a wonderful movie. I did like SW gown at the premier but she really should have hiked it up a bit in front!

    AR looked dashing as usual and I am glad to know that Rima came with him.

     

    All of your hard work is very much appreciated.


    Laura 
    2/11/06 at 02:15 AM

    Comments:

    Dee, yes, I believe it's Rima H. in the screencaps that I posted .

     

    Lyd, I'm italian

     

    Steffi,Anne,thank you for the clip and Claudia for making it downloadable.

     

    Daydreamer, are all the clips you named in the videoclip posted from you?(thank you!)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Alfan 
    2/11/06 at 12:07 AM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    It looks like he is saying something through the side of his mouth, maybe something like

     

    "what a bunch of idiots"

    (the photographers)

     

     


    Catstale 
    2/11/06 at 12:01 AM

    What is your location? mewing my way to bed

    Comments:
    Dumpy Doris, That was funny! Perhaps he is thinking-phew-wish she had won more deodorant or maybe Phew-wish she didnt smother herself with all that Perfume--its late-gotta run-meow meow

    Catstale 
    2/10/06 at 11:58 PM

    What is your location? ready to curl up for a good sleep

    Comments:
    Emily,
    Thanks for the Snow Cake Info and clips. Do you know if the report of Alan falling at the premiere was for real or was it a hox?? I have searched everywhere and cant find anything.


    Emily 
    2/10/06 at 11:41 PM

    Comments:

    Sorry. This is the link.


    Emily 
    2/10/06 at 11:39 PM

    Comments:

    Found a "Snow Cake" still we haven't seen before http://www.c7nema.net/site/html/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=4235">here.

     


    Dumpy Doris 
    2/10/06 at 11:19 PM

    Comments:

    I had a cat  who made that same face  whenever he would look behind himself, so to me it is actually endearing as well as funny.


    Alfan 
    2/10/06 at 10:48 PM

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") Canada

    Comments:

    This picture made me laugh,,,,,,,whats he thinking and poor Sigourny, i dont think she has a choice of where she is about to move to. ( borrowed from Tarf )

     


    Daydreamer 
    2/10/06 at 10:41 PM

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

    Comments:
    And as I promised, more pics from isifa:
    http://dreamingallday.livejournal.com/44866.html
    (there are toooooo many new pics /over 30/ so I picked out 12 which I liked the most )
    Rachael 
    2/10/06 at 09:59 PM

    What is your location? Virginia

    Comments:

    I watch Daydreamer's clip with the red carpet and a few clips from the movies. Love the one where he get in the wrong bed and she scares him, love is cut off pants he was wearing. I so want to watch this movie.

     

     


    Lurking AR voter 
    2/10/06 at 09:51 PM

    Comments:

    My 2nd post today--if I keep posting I'll need to choose a more regular nickname. But I probably won't have much more to say.

     

    CBBC review of the GOF DVD lists this deleted scene: "Snape and Karkaroff arguing while Snape blasts students - out of carriages not bushes - who are getting too friendly at the Yule Ball."

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4700000/newsid_4702200/4702240.stm


    Claudia 
    2/10/06 at 09:10 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Wowzers!  I can't keep up with yall!  Although I have to admit that I have taken the time to watch all of them as they came in.  *grin*   

     

    I'm working as fast as I can to put links to all the videos above. 

     

    Yall don't forget the RADA donation site for AR's birthday.  I took a peek a little earlier and its up over £700!  YAY!

     

    Also, I got my copy of Mapping the World of Harry Potter today!  Although I should have been working on today's videos, I did take some time out to read the Snape essay (I know...shame on me).  I was quite surprised to see familiar names of fanfic authors and their titles mentioned.  This author really did her homework!  LOL  As with HP, I'm not a fanfic fan either but the Snape essay has enticed me to look up the titles mentioned.  It really does put fanfic into the right perspective and it does it with a lot of humor.  I was snorting and giggling all the way through.  LOL  I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the essays.  Hopefully, Snape will be mentioned a few more times.

     


    Daydreamer 
    2/10/06 at 08:31 PM

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

    Comments:
    Berlinale Journal (3sat) video:
    - more Red Carpet
    - Alan signing his poster
    - more clips from Snow Cake
    link: http://www.savefile.com/files/1925378
    (lenght 1 minute)
    Claudia 
    2/10/06 at 07:38 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    @ Anne - You are welcome!

     

    @ Jan - Sorry to hear you have problems with the URLs. Maybe the reason is the URL itself. I remember that some download-managers have problems with URLs which do not start out with 'www' or 'http'. Only advice I can give you is, try it again with another download-manager. I use 'Flesh Get' and have almost never problems. Again sorry


    Nahima 
    2/10/06 at 07:38 PM

    Comments:
    Nice to meet you Claudia from Germany!

    (I have been confusing you with Claudia GA, our dear generous hostess.)

    INTJ, Laura, Daydreamer, both Claudias and Steffi, your videos are excellent, thanks a lot!

    I'm also grateful for the pics, news and reviews provided by Sue, Emily, Q, and Chalebh. Great!


    INTJ 
    2/10/06 at 07:16 PM

    Comments:

     

    Daydreamer - whoohoo, thank you, excellent work!

     

    Dee - my pleasure! Glad you enjoyed the clip just as much as I did.

     

    sue - Thanks so much for the Snow Cake review and lovely screencaps!

     

    Emily - Thank you so much for all those beautiful photos!

     

     


    Daydreamer 
    2/10/06 at 06:56 PM

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

    Comments:
    Plus I will post here video also from 3sat Berlinale journal that just ended.

    And also someone asked for the isifa pics. They are at my journal. Not all - I'll upload the rest as soon as I'm done with the videos
    http://dreamingallday.livejournal.com/44104.html
    http://dreamingallday.livejournal.com/44325.html
    Jan 
    2/10/06 at 06:54 PM

    Comments:

    Claudia - I tried one of those addresses in my Lightning Download but it couldn't use it for some reason. I got an error message but can't remember now what it was.


    Nahima 
    2/10/06 at 06:54 PM

    Comments:
    Wow!!! More, more, more!! (how weird sounds this)

    Thank you Claudia and all very much for the new pictures and videos! Also for the reviews and other items. It has been an amazing work. Group hug here!

    Last night my pc fainted and I had to wait until it got well again. I've been downloading "PhotoCallPressConf" and "RedCarpet" since early morning. Better said, I've been "downslooooooowding" them, blasted connection.

    However, the results worth it all! You never know how long would it take our next AR drought. I feel like an ant collecting food for wintertime.



    PS. Jan, thanks for the hint, hope your husband is all right now.





    Daydreamer 
    2/10/06 at 06:53 PM

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

    Comments:
    These clips are in the Berlinale video from today:
    1) Punkt9 (RTL) - Red Carpet
    2) n-tv - Red Carpet + new bit from SNow Cake
    3) Taff (PRO7) - Red Carpet
    4) Leute Heute (ZDF) - Red Carpet (Alan saing Hallo to press. So cute!
    5) Blitz (sat1) - Red Carpet
    (all red carpet scenes are different)


    link: http://www.savefile.com/files/4934838
    Anne 
    2/10/06 at 06:34 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Peekabooh: Yes, I was able to play it, but I wanted to save it to my harddrive. After all, I don't get to hear Alan Rickman speak about German cinema (Tykwer and Fassbinder) every day.

     

    Claudia: I tried it myself several times but failed miserably. Thank you so much for helping.


    Claudia 
    2/10/06 at 06:12 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Here is the Spiegel-online video:

    http://s53.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3V8AQM47L0TDH1QT2XXRSZ8KVU

     

    Enjoy!


    Jan 
    2/10/06 at 05:55 PM

    Comments:

    Gotta do this fast - I keep losing my connection:

     

    This download:

    [savefile]060209175336_berlinale02.wmv

     

    shows Rima close-up, front-and-center, after getting out of the car - behind a guy who's being interviewed. Clear as a bell!

    About half way through, I guess. After the S C clips.


    Peekabooh 
    2/10/06 at 05:50 PM

    Comments:
    Anne, it works for me. Just push the play button and not the screen, that should do the trick. Boy, I don´t know about you but I hate those voice-overs! Though I do speak German it irritates me that I can´t hear what He is saying...

    Does anyone of you know how long Alan will stay in Berlin?


    sue 
    2/10/06 at 05:38 PM

    Comments:

    sccap1.jpg

     

    sccap2.jpg

     

    sccap3.jpg


    Anne 
    2/10/06 at 05:23 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Help, please! Does anyone know how to download the video on the following website?

     

    http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/kino/0,1518,400109,00.html

     

    The link is half down the site on the left side, where it says, "Video abspielen."

     

     


    sue 
    2/10/06 at 05:07 PM

    Comments:

    Laura, thanks for that

    And thanks to Steffi too (as I wander round gathering up Snowcake clips)


    Steffi 
    2/10/06 at 04:00 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Hello everybody,

    I have a short clip (~1 min) from N-TV this morning which my father caught by accident (or rather to surprise me :-))) I've uploaded it for you. It's very huge though, 25 MB, as I don't know how to shrink it without losing too much quality. It's from the red carpet and another sequence from Snow Cake as well, I think a part of it we haven't seen before. But there were so many videos today that I'm not really sure! (The Video seems to break right in the middle, but actually it doesn't, it really ended not even a second later!)

    http://s27.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3DJGDVID0MWUO1OJAXB12IKRHT


    Claudia 
    2/10/06 at 03:42 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Dee, I can answer a couple of those. 

     

    First, RH has always been very fashionable...leaning just a tad to conservative but fashionable nonetheless. 

     

    As for the party, one of our new members, Tillie, reported a couple of days ago that the premiere party was to be held at a restaurant called Adagio inside the Berlinale. 

     

    In the one pic, it looks like he is leaning up against a balcony barrier or something.  In the second pic....I spot a nice glass of red wine!!!!!  *licking lips*  My bottle at home is beckoning me! 

     

    "Wine a bit....you'll always feel better"


    Lyd 
    2/10/06 at 03:39 PM

    What is your location? Barcelona

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

    Comments:

    Dee, I'm taking the liberty to answer you on some of those questions.

    About RH's dress, as far as I've been able to catch the best way to see it is in that vid Laura uplodaded "tappeto rosso" or in any of the inside the palast that shows that moment of SW signing because if my memory doesn't fail me - which I hope it isn't. There are no pics of RH and the only way to 'catch' her are looking arround in the inside palast videos but mainly it's just her face passing by in one corner of the camera so that shoot with SW signing the poster is the best one.

     

    I don't think they asked what designer they wore, not sure they tend to ask that question as much as in the States.

     

     

    Nicole you're definitely welcome, my pleasure since I've procrastinated and downloaded/watched the AR footage that came up today instead of doing other work

     

    Laura, because it seems like it is but I have no idea. Are you italian?

     

    Jan thank you for that tip to the "we", I'm going to see if I catch it now, yesterday the Q&A didn't work well when Alan talked - not sure I will forgive either wmp or berlinale for doing that to me yesterday :-p


    Dee 
    2/10/06 at 03:25 PM

    Comments:

    If all of you don't mind, I have tons of questions!

     

    Laura - Is that Rima in that knee-length dark dress? Thank you for finding it! Wish we could see her dress a little better...Is Rima "into" fashion like AR is or, since she is a politician, does she dresses more conservatively? She's so cute and petite!

     

    At "red carpet" events in America, the press always asks "Who are you wearing?" (meaning what designer) Do they ask the same question at European red carpet events? Do we know "who" AR wore at the photo shoot or premier?

     

    Chalebh - Do you know anything about the two "after the event" photos you posted? Where were they taken - at a party? What is AR leaning on in that one photo (is that bright orange fire behind him?)

     

    INTJ - I haven't had a chance to watch any of the videos yet except the one you just posted. egads! Such energy! Such a lovely man...sigh... Thank you for posting it!


    Jan 
    2/10/06 at 03:17 PM

    Comments:

    I haven't read the new posts yet, but - did anyone else notice that, in the press conference, when AR was asked about sightseeing he said, 'I - I would give anything - we just got here this morning. . . .' We just got here. Although a group of them could have traveled together, it's also possible that he and Rima both came.

    That picture in the previous post, although a bit blurry, sure looks like Rima to me. Also, in the 'Inside Palast' video, after he signs his poster, he disappears into the crowd while everyone else signs theirs. Then - there he is, beautiful grey head above everyone else, standing next to a woman Rima's size, with Rima's hair, and then turns and follows her into the next room. They didn't speak or anything, but they're right together.

    Personally, I think Rima's there. And they're going sightseeing together as soon as they can!

        


    Nicole 
    2/10/06 at 03:14 PM

    Comments:
    Lyd, thank you very much! I've just downloaded it and watched it! That's funny.

    Lyd 
    2/10/06 at 03:06 PM

    What is your location? Barcelona

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

    Comments:

    Nicole, we know "he loves Berlin" because in one of the latests clips uploaded by yousendit and linked here (if I'm not wrong it's INTJ's latests one) and he goes to the journalists/cameras saying 'hello' and 'i love berlin' it's at the end of the clip. 

     

    And I guess he's still in Berlin and those pictures are from when he arrived yesterday morning.

     

    Anyone has any idea if he's supposed to appear in the Berlinale any time soon? And does anybody know if critics are saying they liked SC or that they didn't? I've seen a few but not sure what is the bigger side of the critics and/or general public.


    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 03:01 PM

    Comments:

    another clip from red carpet

    http://s35.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=06IAIOXKZ2DAG20D4QWVFHN440

    different sides of AR


    Nicole 
    2/10/06 at 02:57 PM

    Comments:
    Peekabooh, how do you know that he loves Berlin? What did I miss? Oh did I mention that I am half Berliner? lol

    Peekabooh 
    2/10/06 at 02:49 PM

    Comments:
    INTJ and Laura thank you so much for those clips. Made me wanna squee and bounce and.... and.... ah well...
    So we now know Teh Man loves Berlin.....


    Nicole 
    2/10/06 at 02:44 PM

    Comments:
    Thank you girls for all the pictures and video clips, I think I need a bigger drive to save all these precious things!

    Claudia, I first thought the airport pictures were from the London airport and assumed he might be back. lol. but now I recognised it's the Berlin Tegel Flughafen. So, does this mean, he's still in Berlin?


    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 02:29 PM

    Comments:

    Sue, if the link is still working try this , with audio, 3 scenes from SC

    http://s41.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=040F2QTBG6K40KS76SDXYMHLN

    if not I'll try to re upload


    sue 
    2/10/06 at 02:25 PM

    Comments:

    Thanks for all the downloads! I am getting befuddled now though!LOL

    Do we have a copy of the clips from Snowcake ie the ones at the McDonalds etc that we had without sound?

    Could someone give me a link to it please?


    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 02:14 PM

    Comments:

    very short, from red carpet

    http://s63.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1Z2IRD3W4OLA51PF371DE7XXNF

     

    and for who asked about Mrs Horton:


    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 02:02 PM

    Comments:

    the tv news just showed a little of AR and SW from red carpet! new clip is coming soon!


    GolfWizard 
    2/10/06 at 01:49 PM

    What is your location? Vancouver BC

    Comments:
    Wow. It's been a while since I've been on here... you guys sure have been busy!

    I must admit, I sure love Alan's choices of neckware. I think he's messin with the fashon police on purpose. You go Alan!


    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 01:46 PM

    Comments:
    INTJ he's fantastic, thank you very much for the clip!! what was he saying?
    Claudia 
    2/10/06 at 01:43 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Wawa, Utah???? 


    Claudia 
    2/10/06 at 01:42 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

      He's adorable in that one, INTJ!!!   BTW, were you able to capture the Opening Ceremony yesterday?  I think that is the only one we're missing. 

     

    The new videos posted today will be linked later today. 

     


    sue 
    2/10/06 at 01:40 PM

    Comments:

    Tonight's London Evening Standard has a half page piece  with pic on Snowcake. I scanned it but for some strange reason whenever I put it on Photobucket either as a jpg or a bmp it comes out distorted or too small to read. Anyhow the whole article without photo is online so I copied and pasted (hence random ad in middle!)

     

    At the top of the page in the paper they gave it 3 stars

     

    Welsh director Marc Evans's film almost didn't get made owing to lack of funds. Even when it was finished in the small, wintry town of Wawa, Utah, no one would have imagined it would be the opening competition attraction at the giant, equally wintry, Berlin Festival.

    It is certainly a surprising choice with which to open the first of the three major European film festivals.It is a small, expertly acted movie about an introspective and desolate murderer who arrives in Wawa to start a new life after prison, and the autistic woman who puts him up and eventually thaws him out.

    Look here too!

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    The surprise lies in the casting. Alan Rickman plays the man with a lump of guilt on his back and Sigourney Weaver the autistic woman, obsessed with cleaning and totally direct in her reactions to the ex-prisoner.

    It is an odd-couple relationship that quietly flourishes precisely because both are wounded souls. Weaver spent nearly a year researching autism, and it shows. There is no grandstanding and no melodrama.

    This is a story about a man with a past meeting someone living entirely for the moment.Rickman's performance too is quietly effective as his secret is discovered by the local law and he is told to leave town.

    His murderer is not a frightening man, rather one who frightens himself. He grieves two losses - the man he killed and the woman in Wawa (Carrie-Anne Moss) with whom he has an affair but whom he has eventually to leave behind.

    The screenplay was written in two days by Angela Pell who is not worried by the comedy of autism. "I did take on my own experience," she says, "because I have lived with autism and it is such a wonderful, surreal experience day by day".

    The co-production between the UK's Revolution Films and Canada's Rhombus Media, has moments of uncertainty, when in trying to avoid any obvious drama, it loses its way.

    Its intention is to remain in the memory not for any big moments but for the gathering up of many small ones.


    Claudia 
    2/10/06 at 01:36 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Emily, is it my imagination or do the image services seem to be getting tighter and tighter?  I thought that we used to be able to get the Isifa images a lot larger but just filled to the gills with watermarks.

     


    Claudia 
    2/10/06 at 01:34 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Laura, do whatever is easiest for you.  We are just so appreciative of you doing this! 

     

    I'm glad to see George Clooney made it to Berlinale.  I hope the others that have been mentioned to go will show up too.  Germany, IMO, has went all out for this festival this year and it needs to be supported. 

     

    Glad to see the streaming from yesterday is already up on the Berlinale site too!  They are fast!

     


    INTJ 
    2/10/06 at 01:33 PM

    Comments:

     

    Finally got the file uploaded (.avi, 12 MB). Go here to download it:

     

    http://s13.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0WHE8TBQ2YB5R2R947BI20BKJB

     

    Keep your eyes peeled for AR at the end of the clip! 

     


    Claudia 
    2/10/06 at 01:24 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    It's a program that will help you to a)download files, b) speed up downloads, and c) resume broken downloads. Such programs are really helpful. Especially when you have a dial-up net connection.

     

    You can get 'Flash Get' here:

    http://www.amazesoft.com/

     


    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 01:19 PM

    Comments:
    what's a download manager?
    Claudia 
    2/10/06 at 01:17 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    After I found the URLs for the files, I just started my download-manager "Flesh Get" and voila... there we are.

     

    Maybe you can try to download the files with "Save File under...". If not, copy and paste the links to your download-manager, and the download should work fine.

     

    mms://od.wm.t-bn.de/t-bn/od/berlinale/berlinale06/pk-rt/pk_en/WM/300k/20061659_pk_en_300.wmv

    Press conference ~ 106 MB

     

    mms://od.wm.t-bn.de/t-bn/od/berlinale/berlinale06/pk-rt/rt_en_de/WM/300k/20061659_rt_en_de_300.wmv

    Red Carpet ~ 164 MB

     

    Hope this works. If not, let me know and I will upload the files somewhere.

     

    Hugs.
    Claudia


    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 01:00 PM

    Comments:

    Claudia, the conference without voiceover would be great! can you upload it? or is it available to download?


    Claudia 
    2/10/06 at 12:50 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Just to let you all know, the Berlinale file of the pressconference is WITHOUT VOICEOVER!!! Yay!

    And, even better IT WORKS FINE!


    sue 
    2/10/06 at 12:46 PM

    Comments:

    Just got in from work and I knew you girls wouldn't fail!

    Thanks for all the new stuff  Looks like he's got Bono's cast-offs! Very cool!


    Emily 
    2/10/06 at 12:43 PM

    Comments:


    Claudia 
    2/10/06 at 12:41 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    I'm downloading the pressconference and the red carpet clips from the official Berlinale site right now. Wish me luck that it works right. When they are working fine, let me know if you want them, and I will see that I upload them to one of these file servers.

     

    Just give me a tip which one I should use. YouSendIt stores the files only for 5 (7) days.


    Cheers.
    Claudia


    Emily 
    2/10/06 at 12:38 PM

    Comments:

    Who had the Isifa account

     

    Also, anybody have a Globe account?


    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 12:36 PM

    Comments:

    I'll capture all and make whole conference and clips of AR. So everyone will be able to ask/download for what is more useful

    30 minutes before the next show to record.....


    Claudia 
    2/10/06 at 12:30 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    @ Laura
    Whatever you are willing to do. *sigh* Damn voiceovers! Maybe your recording is better in picture quality than the Berlinale livestream? *looks hopefully*


    Lyd 
    2/10/06 at 12:29 PM

    What is your location? Barcelona

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

    Comments:

    Claudia you're right that's definitely Rima Horton there, she also appears in a few other moments but it's mainly in the back when she's walking by trying to go without being in the middle and the like.  <- I so totally missed her the first time arround.

     

    And about yesterday's video streamings. Way down there's yesterday's videos for SC competition and the Jury. In the SC one you can choose the press conference part or the red carpet one. It's not possible to download - as far as I know - but they're there.

     

    http://www.berlinale.de/en/das_festival/videostreaming/index.html

     

    Also I wanted to thank you all for those wonderful clips of SC and you all uploading them so fast plus those picture sharing. 

     

    And I must say that yesterday and today I've been quite bouncy

     

     

    We can hope that SC gets some prize - I don't know the rest but what little you all have shared I've liked so we can only hope that either winning or not it gets released soon *crosses fingers*


    Peekabooh 
    2/10/06 at 12:26 PM

    Comments:
    INTJ, don´t keep us waiting girl....

    Claudia, thank you for posting the screencap which shows Rima. That´s definately her and she looks fabulous.

    Thanks everyone for providing us with the new pictures/links and do all the "search-work" for us.


    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 12:23 PM

    Comments:

    INTJ, I can't wait for the clip

    Claudia, I am recording and I will be happy to convert it to clip but it has italian voice speaking for translation ( sigh!).Do I make it anyway?

    I can also put together only the AR parts.

    just express your preferences, you all, and I will make the clip or clips

    I'll be recording all the rest as well hoping for AR!


    INTJ 
    2/10/06 at 12:19 PM

    Comments:

     

    Guys, I just caught THE most adorable and wonderful clip - will post a link ASAP. Can't wait for you all to see it!


    Claudia 
    2/10/06 at 12:18 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:
    Oh Laura, that's wonderfull! I really hope somebody is going to record the press-conference and convert it for PC, so that we can see it without the voiceovers.
    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 12:03 PM

    Comments:

    coming soon: review at 19:15 and highlights at 22:15

    it "should" be about snow cake


    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 12:02 PM

    Comments:

    coming soon is airing the press conference NOW!


    Anca 
    2/10/06 at 12:00 PM

    Comments:

    Hello everyone,

     

    I have been long searching for Patrick Doyle's "My Father's Favourite" from the "Sense and Sensibility" movie and I haven't found it. I would like to copy it in order to listen to it whenever I feel like it. The problem is I would have to buy the whole cd, whereas I'm not interested in all the songs (even though they are all very good). Do you know a site where I could find this song and copy it to my computer, or do you know anyone who has it and is able to send it to me by email? I'd appreciate it very much.

     

    Thank you.

     

    Anca


    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 11:38 AM

    Comments:

    Camerata, thank you for the date about ARTE!!!

    the videos play well for me, I had only troubles downloading but I could see them well


    Claudia 
    2/10/06 at 11:35 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    And even more pics from Em!  Thank you!

     


    Claudia 
    2/10/06 at 11:34 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Dee, unfortunately AR and RH never seem together at these sorts of functions.  They've just never been kind of people that hang on to each other in public. 

     

    Also, with all the pics I forgot to mention your new wallpaper!  Its gorgeous!  Several nice poses all on one image!

     


    Emily 
    2/10/06 at 11:33 AM

    Comments:

     

     


    oiduft 
    2/10/06 at 11:22 AM

    What is your location? Hungary

    Comments:

    To Dee: I am sure that she is Rima. She can be seen on the Red Carpet video as well, she gets out of Alan's car with him, and for a while she is waiting and walking behind him. She doesn't want to get in the way when the first photos are made, and after the first photo with Alan, Sigourney and Emily toghether, Rima sneaks into the Palast alone. Her hair is lighter and longer than Emily's, and her dress is different, not open at the waist, so it's definitely Rima inside the Palast as well.


    Camerata 
    2/10/06 at 11:17 AM

    What is your location? France

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

    Comments:
    OMG girls, all your photos are wonderful ! Alan is so cutie on it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    If you have ARTE, there will be a show about the Berlin's festival on 11th of February from 23.05 to 23.50 and on 18th of Feb from 23.30 to 0.15
    Lurking AR voter 
    2/10/06 at 10:46 AM

    What is your location? from the Hello poll last month

    Comments:

    Wow, there's enough great stuff here to make this reticent lurker want to post again! Thanks, everyone!

     

    Not sure if Roxysue got an answer to her "video blob" problem, but I get that too sometimes, and I think it's b/c my '98 vintage computer can't handle the full range of colors in some people's videos. (It tops out at "24 bit color" whatever that is.)

     

    Unfortunately I don't know a solution, but if your computer is newer, you might try making sure the display settings are on the highest # of colors. Or maybe there's an update for your media player.

     

    But note that the Berlin videos are displaying great for me, except Daydreamer's is slow moving from frame to frame (not that I'm complaining).

     

    Although I can't seem to get into Claudia's Inside Palast clip at all. It unzips fine and begins to open like all the others, but then it never gets past the initial black screen to start playing. Did anyone else have this problem with Inside Palast?

     


    Dee 
    2/10/06 at 10:42 AM

    Comments:

    Claudia - Is that Rima in that photo? It DOES look like her, but they don't seem to be "together".  Maybe after all these years she's learned to just duck off at these big celebrity events and avoid the stampeed.

     

    I can't get over how trim AR looks and that suit jacket fits perfectly. I even like the big tie - I read where wide ties are coming back into fashion, so he must be on the cutting edge.


    oiduft 
    2/10/06 at 10:18 AM

    What is your location? Hungary

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://fanfiction.uw.hu

    Comments:

    In the Snow Cake, Alan and the girl who later died, they are sitting in the car eating McDonalds fast food.


    Meeressternchen 
    2/10/06 at 10:14 AM

    Comments:

    THNX FOR ALL THE PICS AND VIDS!!!!

    Claudia, at McDonald's?? When, where?? Pics?? LOL


    Claudia 
    2/10/06 at 10:02 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I am so distracted today by the Snow Cake clips! 

     

    Alan Rickman at a McDonald's!  I just can't get over it.

     


    andi 
    2/10/06 at 09:44 AM

    What is your location? UK

    Comments:
    That has to be one of the longest scarfs I've ever seen!

    Thanks to all those who have supplied clips (so looking forward to Snowcake!) and pics - I really needed cheering up today.


    Maureen 
    2/10/06 at 09:34 AM

    What is your location? UK

    Comments:

    Just wanted to thank everyone for the time and effort they have put into gathering and sharing all the various bit and pieces of lovliness from the Berlin Festival.


    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 09:25 AM

    Comments:

    I found a couple of pages about the party but only the pics that Emily ( I think it was Emily?) already posted about AR...the rest is about others


    Claudia 
    2/10/06 at 09:20 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I'll be adding the latest videos a little later today. 

     

    Here's more of the pics from the airport. 

     

     

     

     

    Has there been any more from the party last night??

     


    Marlina 
    2/10/06 at 09:15 AM

    Comments:
    Laura~ From the Airport? That's why his outfit look different I really, really want to see Snow Cake now!
    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 08:57 AM

    Comments:

    the pics with glasses are ( this is written under the photos) from the arrival at the airport and I think they're from Wenn site. I found them at newscom thou.

    wireimage has more pics too


    Claudia 
    2/10/06 at 08:53 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Good morning everyone and what a wonderful Friday it is!  The pics coming in makes it even better!  I love the party pics! 

     

    Sabine, the photo call/press conference/red carpet videos actually made me a bit nervous!  I can certainly see now why AR and other genuine stars don't do any more than they have to. 

     

    I agree with you Chalebh and Claudia, Germany (nice name you have there *grin*).  I don't begrudge SW's shining star yesterday but I do think that a little more focus could have been made on AR and even Emily Hampshire as well.  The same thing happened when the shoot for Perfume started too.  The focus was on Dustin Hoffman much more than AR.  Its sad but its a fact of life we AR fans have to put up with I'm afraid.

     

    Laura and Daydreamer! The videos with the Snow Cake clips are absolutely wonderful!  We've been waiting for so long for a glimpse at this movie and actually I had resigned myself to have to wait for a trailer! But the clips yall have provided just shattered that! Thank you soooo much!

     

    BTW, the part with Alex and Vivienne makes me want to go out and hitch-hike!   

     

    And for everyone that that hasn't been able to spot Rima Horton in the crowd, I've done a screen cap from the "Inside Palast" video.

     

     

    I truly do believe that RH is camera shy BIGTIME!  Its a shame to because they really do make a very attractive couple and she would definitely be an asset for him is she would stick more close to him at premieres and such.

     

     


    Marlina 
    2/10/06 at 08:48 AM

    Comments:
    Laura! & Q! ~ MY! I don't even want to know where did you got those!! It's Awesome!
    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 08:38 AM

    Comments:

    thank you , Q!!!!!!


    Q 
    2/10/06 at 08:38 AM

    Comments:

    http://www.diary.ru/~QwertyFlo/?comments&postid=10048950#more1 - â öåëîì


    Cyntilla 
    2/10/06 at 08:33 AM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:
    Luky ---> lucky...
    Sorry girls, it's a written test day today...


    Cyntilla 
    2/10/06 at 08:22 AM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:
    More piccies! YAY! Claudia, everyone from the heart of hearts!
    Hi Roxysue, great to "see" you again and congratulations for the autograph! Luky, luky girl you...

    Laura

    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 08:06 AM

    Comments:

    thank you Daydreamer!

     


    Daydreamer 
    2/10/06 at 07:53 AM

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

    Comments:
    Laura: nice!
    I have the one with smiling Alan and Sigourney in bigger version:
    http://dreamingallday.livejournal.com/44325.html
    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 07:51 AM

    Comments:


    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 07:41 AM

    Comments:

    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 07:20 AM

    Comments:


    Sabine 
    2/10/06 at 07:20 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Claudia, Germany: your English is just fine!  :-)


    Claudia 
    2/10/06 at 07:12 AM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Chalebh, I'm with you on the whole Sigourney Weaver thing and your mention of bad style. The reports didn't even mention Alan Rickman until the moment he hit the conference room / red carpet.

    When I saw the show yesterday, I got the impression, that nobody knew what they were doing - save the security guards. The photographers were screaming for the stars to change their positions on the carpet every second, the reporters tried to interview the stars at impossible times, actors who are not "Hollywood" standard were ignored completely, and so on. All in all it was chaos.

     

    And worst of all was that Dieter Kosslick, the Berlinale Director, acted like a child who got his first lollipop. Every time you got a glimpse on him, he touched, kissed, grabbed, and was it only me or got someone else the impression, he gave every moment new orders to the people around him. Really, that man was hyperactive. *shudders*

     

    Nevertheless I am happy about every impression we got of Alan. Every picture, every video file makes my day.

     

    Hugs to all of you.

    Claudia

     

    PS: Sorry about my bad English, hopefully you will understand my babbling.

     


    Leanne 
    2/10/06 at 07:01 AM

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

    Comments:

    ALMA-

    Quote:
    Have I just been in the dark all this time, or did that review say that Alan Rickman's character has "a roll in the hay" with Trinity, err Carrie Anne Moss? That sounds like some sort of crossover fanfiction. Snape and Trinity find romance, huzzah! Imma have to take my lesbian friends to see this; they are obsessed with Carrie Anne Moss.
     

    LOL Thats exactly what I thought when I read that bit!!

     

    Plus:

     

     

                  

     

      

     

     

    *sigh*

    off to think happy Alan thoughts!!

    Leanne

    -x-


    Daydreamer 
    2/10/06 at 06:44 AM

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

    Comments:
    From morning news:
    There was only a tiny bit with Alan on Red Carpet (which wasn't shown yesterday) plus a new bit from Snow Cake (but they spoke through the clip).
    I captured it from n-tv but I'll post the clip only after midnight CET when I've seen all the reports from today so I can cut them together and post it as one clip.
    Chalebh 
    2/10/06 at 06:16 AM

    Comments:

    Sometimes you could just scream arrrrrrggggghh.

     

    The whole coverage and commentary on the German TV centred on Sigourney Weaver. I don’t complain about that.

     

    I complain about the way they mentioned Alan Rickman if they actually mentioned him at all. It sounded like this “Sigourney Weaver, Holywood star etc etc etc and the British actor Alan Rickman”. And in the next sentence they concentrated on George Clooney, who didn’t appear at that day. His film starts today. So why mentioning him at all, he’ll have his big appearance today.

     

    And I hope you haven’t seen the red carpet coverage on 3sat. Until yesterday I really liked this reporter (he is really competent), but to cover the time until he gets his interview with Sigourney with an interview with a German actor and to ignore Alan Rickman’s arrival completely… Really bad stile.

     

    And to end the discussion: Rima accompanied Alan to the film. The camera caught a glimpse of her when she left the car at the red carpet.

     

    As far as I understood they changed the way to announce the winners. They will announce them in the award receiving show on the evening of the 18th and not (as the used to) in a press conference earlier in the day.

     

    Some short thoughts about the film critics and the competition.

     

    Some of the journalists thought “Snow Cake” to be a second choice (They had planed to have Brook’s film “The Producers” on the first evening.) others think Snow Cake might be an aspirant for a "Bär" but in general the critics are good, especially one in the Berliner Morgenpost. There is also a short passage about Alan’s part.

     

    The revelation is Alan Rickman, who at first didn’t let get anybody near him, least of all this cheeky hitchhiker. And opens up after all. To her mother, to her tempting neighbour (Carrie-Anne Moss from ‘Matrix’), to himself. And who manages the feat that this closed woman let him get near her – at least piecewise. Her kitchen in the beginning is a Taboo, later there is an area with a written Sign “Alex’ Area”. But most of all he learns through her, to let his suppressed feelings out.

     

    Die Offenbarung ist Alan Rickman, der erst keinen an sich ranläßt, schon gar nicht diese vorlaute Anhalterin. Und sich dann doch öffnet. Der Mutter, ihrer verführerischen Nachbarin (Carrie-Anne Moss aus "Matrix"), sich selbst. Und dem das Kunststück gelingt, daß auch diese in sich verschlossene Frau ihn an sich heranläßt - zumindest stückweise. Ihre Küche ist anfangs tabu; später gibt's eine kleine Nische, über der das Schild "Alex' Area" steht. Vor allem lernt er durch sie, seine eigenen verdrängten Gefühle herauszulassen.

     

     

    Regarding the publicity I think it’s good for Snow Cake to be the opening film therefore it’s not one film among others during the Berlinale. But I fear the jury might make a statement with the "Bäre"n and they’ll award them to one of the political films.

     

    But hope never dies...

     

    (And this will hopefully be the last posting for today)

     

    Chalebh

     


    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 05:48 AM

    Comments:

    http://s52.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1QFMPK26LBAAP11N1PO24OPZ27

     

    othing really new: a clip with a short scene from Snow Cake(people speaking over the clip) and then a small part from the press conference(this time traslation in italian)


    alma 
    2/10/06 at 05:11 AM

    Comments:
    Have I just been in the dark all this time, or did that review say that Alan Rickman's character has "a roll in the hay" with Trinity, err Carrie Anne Moss? That sounds like some sort of crossover fanfiction. Snape and Trinity find romance, huzzah! Imma have to take my lesbian friends to see this; they are obsessed with Carrie Anne Moss.

    Thank you all for the pictures. You are looking very dapper, Mr. Rickman, very dapper. Perhaps the coat is a bit too tight and that tie is thoroughly ridiculous but I like the way he carries himseelf. He seems very graceful and light on his feet, though he does look a bit tired/bored later on. I didn't watch the photo shoot thing but I've seen one before and they are very odd. I'll never understand how actors put up with it.

    Oh, and is it just me or is Signourey Weaver popping out of her dress? She has the EXACT shade of hair color that I want, though. My hair is very resistant to red dye (of course, when I gave myself purple streaks one crazy night, it lasted forever)

    Once again, thanks for the pictures <3

    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 05:05 AM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:

    http://s41.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=040F2QTBG6K40KS76SDXYMHLN

     

    I resolved the troubles with download and with audio: here 3 scenes from Snow Cake with audio


    Alanfan 
    2/10/06 at 04:24 AM

    Comments:

    I have to agree with Pat, that is not Rima. I have seen the downloads and it looks like Emily Hampshire to  me that girl is far to young to be Rima.


    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 03:47 AM

    Comments:

    I have troubles downloading the red carpet, tried 2 times and it stops itself at 54% then at 68%...I retry...anyone has idea of what could be the problem?

    Thank you in advance


    pat 
    2/10/06 at 03:16 AM

    What is your location? sydney australia

    Comments:

    Hi

    that picture  at berlin fes is not Rima, Rima is a year younger than Alan that person is much younger dont you think.

                                                                             pat


    Alanfan 
    2/10/06 at 03:09 AM

    Comments:

    Thank you girls for all those wonderful photos of Alan what a feast, it was hard to keep up with them all. But I managed. I think my poor computer could do with a rest today.


    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 02:50 AM

    Comments:

    wow !

    Chalebh, great find, thank you!

    you all posted so many links and pics, I'm very happy, what a nice morning!

    hi Cyntilla

     

    snow cake sounds a very good movie, all the comments are positive


    Lisa 
    2/10/06 at 02:44 AM

    What is your location? Uk

    Comments:

    1st off,many thanks for the coverage of the film,but a big massive thanks for all those fab photos of Alan,he just looks the biz,so cool,taking it all in his stride,what a pro,anyways,I thought that you guys might want to hear the in the paper,the Mail this morning,SnowCake got a really good review,it said that once the film got going it hooked you in and you cant look away,Alan got a good review,which seems to be the case in most of the reviews that I have read about....All in all,this film looks really good,to me it is always the paying public that decide anyway on a film,not the critics,who at most times,cock up when seeing a film and giving what they think is a good review...

    Well,back to the photos,again,cheers..

     

     


    Chalebh 
    2/10/06 at 02:39 AM

    Comments:

    Here a couple of photos.

    Source: http://www.bodopetermann.de/b2006/

     

       

       



         

       

       

     

    And another one from a festivalblog:

     

     

     

    And forget the the thing with the press file. It finally worked.

     

     


    Laura 
    2/10/06 at 02:37 AM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:

    Claudia- thank you so much for uploading everything!!!

    Jan- I hope your husband is ok now!

     

    thank you all for the new photos! They are wonderful!

    I found the problem with audio, I'm going to re-make the clips with audio and to make more from the recording of tonight (I still have to check it)


    Chalebh 
    2/10/06 at 01:42 AM

    Comments:

    Here are two pics from the after show event

     

    Source: Wenn

     

    Image hosting by Photobucket


    Chalebh 
    2/10/06 at 01:22 AM

    Comments:

    Your quicker than lightning. So I don't need to upload my files because they cover  the same shows.

     

    Is there something wrong with the file about the press conference. I can download it.

     

     

    A wondeful day

     

    Chalebh

     


    Ricky 
    2/10/06 at 12:16 AM

    What is your location? Austria

    Comments:

    Thank you all so very much!

    I'm really looking forward to seeing "Snowcake". Both of them look great, don't they?

     

    Many greetings from snowy Linz.

     

    Ricky

     

    PS: Haven't had that much snow here in the city for years.


    Jan 
    2/10/06 at 12:10 AM

    Comments:

    I spent the day in the emergency room at the hospital with my husband, who is home and much better now, and. . .

     

    5 1/2 pages!!!   

     

    A lot of you guys have been really busy today! Many thanks to all of you!

     

             

     


    Dee 
    2/10/06 at 12:05 AM

    Comments:

    To thank all of your for your generousity today, I made a quick wallpaper of the Snow Cake photo shoot. It's posted on my lj here:

     

    http://deeindiana.livejournal.com/


    Alfan 
    2/09/06 at 10:56 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    100%, no wait 110% that it was Rima there. She walks behind the photo shoot just before they go up the stairs and she is coming up the stairs to Alans left  ( our right side of the screen) she then gets ushered across Alan before he signs the poster ( what i wouldnt do for that poster). It is definitly her, he does not acknowledge her though, she is wearing a black dress. Not the same girl who stars in Snowcake with Alan.

     

    Did everyone see that clip from the movie when he lies down on the bunk bed,,,,,that does look like a cute scene. Love it when he is startled, swears and looks like he just woke up from a three day nap. This is going to be a good movie,,,one awfull sweater, but geat movie.


    Thea 
    2/09/06 at 10:46 PM

    What is your location? NYC area

    Comments:

     

    Sabine--I also thought the photocall was weird.  I would have run screaming in fright. Yet they all showed great poise.  What a strange way to make a living. 

     

    Thanks, again, to all who posted photos and vids. 

    And to Claudia, as always, for organizing all of the links. 


    Emily 
    2/09/06 at 10:31 PM

    Comments:

    Well, FilmBuff, if that wasn't Rima Horton, it was her clone. LOL!

     

    She was there.


    Alfan 
    2/09/06 at 10:14 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    Oh,i just spent 2 hours watching all the clips. I love the press conference and the look on Alan's face when he was asked

     

    "you are so accostumed to stealing movies from others, how do you feel having Mrs Weaver  steal the film from you?"

     

    Oh, my god, what a look on Alan's face. What a stupid question but Alan answered it wonderfully.

     

    " id like to think that acting isnt a compitition, i like to think that were all in it together, so i dont understand your question" then says it agian with a bit of sauce on top "  from somewhere deep in  my gut, i really dont understand your question"!

     

    Only Alan could turn that around and make the person who asked the question feel like a dick.

     

    I loved the way that Sigourny came to Alans defense when the reporter asked a question and Alan said " uh, if there is anyone who can help me out here" ( unfortunatly i dont know what the guy asked) and the " other side of the age spectrum" comment.

     

    And i tell you that it was well worth the wait for the red carpet appearance of Alan and Sigourny, they were difinitly the hit of the red carpet........defin.

     

    Thank you all sooooooooo much for all you did today, i can tell you that i will sleep as sound tonight as i ever have. I have never had so much Rickman in one day in my life. Thanks sisters.

     


    Therese 
    2/09/06 at 09:59 PM

    What is your location? Rickmania

    Comments:

    Well, I just have to say:

    I Love you guys!!!!!!

    What I expected to be a day filled with Rickman news and all kinds of Alan-ny goodness turned into one frustration after another. Phone calls and minor crises that, of course, occurred just as the streaming videos began. Computer glitches and freezeups and every other little thing that could go wrong did, preventing me from seeing much of anything! But was I worried? Heck, no. You guys had my back. And sure enough, I come here to find incredible videos of everything I missed, fabulous drool-worthy pictures, and tons of fun comments that made me feel like I was there even though I missed the whole darned thing! Thanks to each and every one of you for all the wondrous goodies and all the hard work. You ROCK!!!!!!

     

     


    Dee 
    2/09/06 at 09:53 PM

    Comments:

    Does anyone have a photo or screencap of Rima? I'd love to see her.

     

    Someone posted this last night. Does anyone know anything about it?

    Quote:
    guys, did anyone else hear that Alan slipped on the floor while attending the snow cake party?? I was reading a news article a few minutes ago and thought you would know if it were true or not. My god, I hope he didnt get hurt...poor baby

     

    I noticed that Zuma Press Photos has several thumbprint-size pictures, but they may be the same as the other posted here.

     

    The critics' reviews aren't very good, are they? (although...they aren't really "insulting" AR) Do the film critics at this particular festival have a reputation for being extremely critical, or can we expect similar views when the film hits the mainstream?


    Sabine 
    2/09/06 at 09:51 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I just watched the photocall and I was wondering if I'm the only one who thought this situation was too weird.  The whole scene just seemed so odd to me, all those photographers yelling at AR and SW to "turn left, no turn right, no turn to the middle, over here, no over here!"  I thought it was absolutely bizarre!  I couldn't help laughing though...     


    FilmBuff 
    2/09/06 at 09:49 PM

    Comments:
    Hi.  Rima Horton is did not appear at the opening ceremony or at the earlier press conference.  The short woman in the black dress was Emily Hampshire  the Canadian actress that played the daughter who was killed in the car crash.

    Reviews so far are mildly favorable. Weavers performance has been labled "showy" but Rickmans performance is described as "likeable and more than solid".

    "Offsetting all this preciousness is the dignified dry reserve of Rickman, who lends his character a note of weary sanity and makes him plausible - although it's hard to believe in the melodramatic and crushingly coincidental back story that Alex is lumbered with.

    So far as on-screen chemistry goes, Rickman seems happier opposite Moss than opposite Weaver, and indeed Moss's sane, spiky Maggie is one of the film's plus points." Jonathan Romney in Berlin
    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 08:47 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Fabulous video from 3sat, Daydreamer!  Thanks again for your hard work in bringing it to us.  I've added the link to the top. 

     

    Before I turn in for the night I want to thank everyone for their hard work today in bringing us videos and pictures from all the festivities today.  Its really been an AR kind of day! 

     


    Daydreamer 
    2/09/06 at 08:41 PM

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

    Comments:
    Hikity: Hmmm, that's strange. I tryed to download the video and it worked for me.

    Pics from Isifa at my journal:
    http://dreamingallday.livejournal.com/44104.html
    I think there are some that we haven't seen yet but I'm not sure. I'm starting to loose the overview. There are so many pics out there already... O.o But the more the better I think
    Alfan 
    2/09/06 at 07:50 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    Ok,all you talanted Wallpaper designers, is this just a wallpaper itching to get out?

     

    hmm maybe a caption like

    " Alan Rickman, no one comes close to perfection"


    Lucy 
    2/09/06 at 07:11 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:
    Claudia (especially),

    At Eyebox,  if you click Nicola Dove and then Film Stills, picture #5 is a cute still of Bill Nihy holding a baby.
    oiduft 
    2/09/06 at 07:02 PM

    What is your location? Hungary

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://fanfiction.uw.hu

    Comments:

    I have seen Rima. After Alan comes up on the stairway, there is a short woman like Rima to his right, in black dress. Alan doesn't acknowledge her, or so it seems to me. She can be seen only for a few seconds.


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 06:53 PM

    Comments:

    Thanks for the clip Daydreamer  First clip I've seen (well with sound!)

    Well, it's been a fun day but bedtime now and tomorrow I have to be a working girl so shall get back at teatime and see what other goodies you've all found!


    Hikity 
    2/09/06 at 06:46 PM

    Comments:

    A HUGE thankyou to all of you for the great and hard work you have done for us. go to bed now after a wonderful evening full of the OooA.

    Peekabooh, I haven't seen Rima and

    Daydreamer, I can't download your second file (says page not available??). Would you pls be so kind Claudia and put it as well on GB here - thanks again,

    Nighty night

    Hikity


    Nicole 
    2/09/06 at 06:43 PM

    Comments:
    Sabine

    Sabine 
    2/09/06 at 06:33 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    There's no way I'll have time to read all your posts, but I wanted say a huge Thank you for all the pics and the videos!!!!!  You guys rock!

     

     


    Rachael 
    2/09/06 at 06:27 PM

    What is your location? Virginia

    Comments:

    Wow gorgeous pictures love them all.


    Peekabooh 
    2/09/06 at 06:26 PM

    Comments:
    And of course a HUGE thank you to Claudia for making the permanent links of this event!

    Peekabooh 
    2/09/06 at 06:23 PM

    Comments:
    Wow, I feel lots and lots of wallpapers and icons coming up.....

    Thanks each and everyone of you who provided us with all those pictures, captures and videoclips.
     
    It´s much appreciated!

    Teh Man looked absolutely gorgeous. I´m so happy to notice that Rima was there too, she looked beautiful.


    Nahima 
    2/09/06 at 06:21 PM

    Comments:
    A hiccup I meant.
    Nahima 
    2/09/06 at 06:17 PM

    Comments:
    Ooopsss... what was that? A hipcup?


    Nahima 
    2/09/06 at 06:15 PM

    Comments:
    Wow! What a day!

    ...and what a night too, I'm not going to bed until finished all available downloads...

    Thanks a lot to you all, for photos, videos and good company!


    Nahima 
    2/09/06 at 06:15 PM

    Comments:
    Wow! What a day!

    ...and what a night too, I'm not going to bed until finished all available downloads...

    Thanks a lot to you all, for photos, videos and good company!


    Alfan 
    2/09/06 at 06:09 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:
    Is it just me or is that one big ass tie knot.
    Emily 
    2/09/06 at 05:56 PM

    Comments:

     


    Daydreamer 
    2/09/06 at 05:51 PM

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

    Comments:
    Oi, that took sooooo long to upload this...
    Hope, you'll like it

    bit from Snow Cake movie, Red carpet, Inside Palast /captured from 3sat/:
    http://www.savefile.com/files/7941529
    (lenght 4:20)
    Roxysue 
    2/09/06 at 05:39 PM

    What is your location? Catching up !!

    Comments:

    Thanks ever so much all you kind ladies !! Having been at work all day, then taking daughter to piano lesson, and then helping other daughter with homework, I've just come on board and had to read 5 pages to catch up !! My, you have been busy !!

        Yes Alan looked absolutely magnificent wearing that long jacket - more a rock star than a film star ! Lovely pics and nice to see him smiling and appearing relaxed.

          However, I am having MAJOR problems with the downloads above. Apart from Laura,s which I can see perfectly ( but cannot hear anything !! ), all the other clips are playing in a horrible mix of bright colours like orange, green and yellow. therefore I cannot make out AR or SW, only blobs ! Is there something wrong with my computer or does it need a special component in order for me to see the images properly ? Will be v. grateful for all help.

     

          Hi Cyntilla ! I was with Bluebeatbabe outside the Chelsea gig and remember that there were 4 of you from Italy.

           AND : Hi Bluebeatbabe ! I did e-mail you through the guestbook a few days ago. Did you receive it ?  It wasn't that exciting, just " chatting " ! Hope you can reply 


    Emily 
    2/09/06 at 05:39 PM

    Comments:

     

     


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 05:31 PM

    Comments:

    Another review from Variety:

     

    The dramatic icing is spread pretty thin over "Snow Cake," a small-scale, minutely observed yarn about a buttoned-up Brit and hyperactive autistic woman thrown together in a wintry Canadian township. Boosted by a delish performance from Carrie-Anne MossCarrie-Anne Moss as a local vamp who helps unthaw the Englishman, but holed beneath the waterline by a gratingly miscast Sigourney WeaverSigourney Weaver as the persnickety autistic, modest item looks set for equally modest B.O.B.O. Choice as the opening night film of the 56th Berlinale is surprising, to say the least.

    Enjoying a quiet read in a Northern Ontario roadside diner, middle-aged Alex Hughes (Alan Rickman) grudgingly shares his table with a 19-year-old motormouth, Vivienne (Emily Hampshire). He's on his way to Winnipeg, and she's looking for a ride to her hometown, Wawa. Agreeing to take her along -- one of several niggling implausibilities in first-timer Angela Pell's script -- Alex finds Vivienne isn't fazed even when he says he's just gotten out of prison. "I killed someone," he adds. "O.K.," she replies.

    On the plus side, the sheer unlikelihood of two such people ever sharing a car together does decoy the audience's attention prior to a smartly edited shock, as a large truck plows into the vehicle. Vivienne is killed instantly, but Alex survives. Though still woozy, he feels the need to tell Vivienne's mother face to face and takes a bus into Wawa.

    Alex's second surprise of the day is that the teen's mom, Linda (Weaver), takes the news hardly missing a beat. Divorced of regular emotions, and obsessively tidy and logical, Linda is a "high functioning" autistic. The far more traumatized Alex ends up sleeping over at Linda's and soon finds himself drawn into her life as a temporary housemate until the funeral a few days later.

    Even allowing for Linda's affliction, there's so little chemistry between the two protags that it's a relief when Alex bumps into Linda's foxy neighbor, Maggie (Moss). Maggie invites Alex to dinner, but they end up skipping the food in favor of a roll in the hay.

    It's this relationship that becomes the pic's emotional core. But Maggie is essentially a supporting character and, however well she's played by Moss, it can't compensate for the yawning gap at what should be the movie's center.

    Lack of dramatic intensity is all the more surprising considering the emotional clout of helmer Marc EvansMarc Evans' two best movies, the chilling "Resurrection Man""Resurrection Man" and scarefest "My Little Eye."

    Screenwriter Pell, whose background is largely in sitcoms, has an autistic young son, and Weaver has all the small obsessions of her character down pat; but neither she nor the script give Linda much room to maneuver. Rickman, a cool actor at the best of times, takes a while to deliver a rounded perfperf as a guy saddled with two deaths for which he feels responsible. He does, however, rise to the script's occasional moments of wry humor, more of which would have been welcome.

    It's Moss, however, who makes the picture worth seeing. Canuck thesp is aces as Maggie, without overplaying either the seductress or the lonely small-town femme. Her natural chemistry with Rickman pays dividends in their final scene, which delivers the only real emotional oomph in the movie.

    Tech package is clean and composed, with Steve Cosens' photography of Wawa and Michipicoten township blending seamlessly with Toronto studio interiors. Running time could easily lose 10 minutes, and pic may play even better on the small screen.
     
    Camera (color), Steve Cosens; editor, Marguerite Arnold; music, Broken Social Scene; production designer, Matthew Davies; art director, Peter Emmink; costume desinger, Debra Hanson; sound (Dolby Digital), Rob Fletcher, Paul Cotterell; associate producers, Larry Weinstein, Barbara Willis Sweete; assistant director, Laurie Mirsky; casting, John Buchan. Reviewed at CFC preview theater, London, Jan. 25, 2006. (In Berlin Film Festival, opener, competing.) Running time: 111 MIN.
     

     


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 05:27 PM

    Comments:

    Thanks for catching that poster signing bit. Just imagine how much that would go for on ebay!!! Hope we get to see a copy of it somewhere.


    Dee 
    2/09/06 at 05:23 PM

    Comments:

    Claudia - Thank you so much for those links at the top of the page! My computer's in the shop, so I can't see them for a couple days -- now I can rest assured that they won't get lost! Thank you!


    Nicole 
    2/09/06 at 05:17 PM

    Comments:
    Laura, and mile grazie per il tuo video! Nearly forgot!!

    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 05:07 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Sorry INTJ.  I got the Red Carpet and just inside the Palast where AR signed the poster.  After they went into the inner theatre, I thought the stream was over and closed out. So I missed the whole Opening Ceremony. 

     


    Alfan 
    2/09/06 at 05:05 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    WOW,,,i have never had a Alan drought end like this in my life, and im thankfull for that. I work for 8 hours and i come home to find five fabulous pages of Alan, Alan and Alan. Looking wonderful,slim, stylish and sexy. I love what he is wearing and his hair is wonderfull. I can honestly say i have not seen him look this good in a long time, i mean the guy always looks good but this is just to damn hot......god bless you guy.


    Nicole 
    2/09/06 at 05:04 PM

    Comments:
    Thank you girls for all the pics and Daydreamer, Claudia and INTJ for the hard work you did with the videos! This is such a great group here! It was about time that we got a lot of new pics and videos after this long term AR drought! So thank you girls!



    sue 
    2/09/06 at 05:01 PM

    Comments:

    Sorry Laura I've only just got round to looking at the Snowcake clips. I did a bit of lip reading but await the sound with bated breath!


    Cyntilla 
    2/09/06 at 04:58 PM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:
    Sorry Bluebeatbabe, in this blissful ocean of piccies (and I'm sailing away happily with it! YAY! ) I forgot to ask: would you like me to forward a message from you to Bianca? Sorry, sorry, sorry for the OT, girls!

    It's just me or Teh Pudge looks absolutely gorgeous in black? Especially with that wonderful, huge tie... Mmmh, I love it...

    Jen 
    2/09/06 at 04:58 PM

    Comments:

    Oh, thanks, Claudia and Sue!  Can't wait to see what magic you get up to, Sue!  I may need smelling salts soon, though!  This feast after famine thing . . . LOL


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 04:49 PM

    Comments:

    Just like to add to all the thanks for the pix today.

    Nice stuff Jen too!

    I think I might be hitting the Paintshop Pro on Saturday too!


    INTJ 
    2/09/06 at 04:48 PM

    Comments:

     

    Claudia - so glad you uploaded my video for everyone, thanks! Yes, I did get the Opening Ceremony and the Red Carpet. - I'm confused now, though; did you get the Red Carpet as well or just the part that you posted as "Inside Palast"? Or have you already got the complete Red Carpet video from somebody else (because you mentioned you were working on getting Laura's vid and the Red Carpet one uploaded)?

     


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 04:43 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Another  Emily!

     

    Jen, Its been a hectic day but I'm sure there will be some others playing around with all the new photos soon.  Your icons are very nice!

     


    Jen 
    2/09/06 at 04:40 PM

    What is your location? Typing my fingers to the bone!

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.tarf.org/forum/index.php

    Comments:

    I had the worst time getting the streaming vid to work today (my laptop's gremlin-infested, I think), so many, many thanks to all who have made these videos available!!!  What an absolute treat!  Can't wait to watch them later this evening!

     

    Please tell me I'm not the only one who had to take an "Alan graphics moment" today?  With all the new pics flooding in, I couldn't help myself.  (Thanks for those, too!)  You can see the results at my LJ:  http://wordhappy.livejournal.com/

     

    Needless to say, I'm sure, but he looks FAB!


    Emily 
    2/09/06 at 04:26 PM

    Comments:


    lyd 
    2/09/06 at 04:25 PM

    What is your location? Barcelona

    Comments:

    Claudia thank you so much for the welcome I actually posted several weeks ago about a pic I posted from Alan when he was here shooting Perfume, I still have to post a report but I don't have time to actually have sometime to put it all together and post it since it would imply a bit of time to remember everything and write it down so it makes sense and is not a mess and university doesn't let me do that but I hope that in a few weekends between handing papers I can manage it.

     

    And because I'm quite curious, does anyone anyone that went there? because I'm pretty sure there were "normal" people attending. They may be able to make an update later on how the film was and the like - or maybe those fans staying outside because between "Mr. Rickman" and "Alan" it was basically what I could hear people screaming.


    Daydreamer 
    2/09/06 at 04:22 PM

    Comments:
    INTJ,
    Yes, there will the few shots from opening ceremony too and also two shots of Alan in audience.
    Sorry, for taking so long, but I had also a problem with audio so I had to repair it.
    So in 30 minutes or so the clip should be online (I hope...
    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 04:18 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I did manage to see Rima Horton in the Inside the Palast video.  I'm really glad she's there with him. 

     


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 04:17 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Above you will find three of the videos.  I'm still working on getting Laura's and the Red Carpet uploaded.  Happy watching!

     


    Marlina 
    2/09/06 at 04:13 PM

    What is your location? Indonesia

    Comments:
    THE PICTURES ARE GORGEOUS! Thank you!!!
    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 04:13 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    INTJ, I'm uploading your video now.  It and the Red Carpet ones are pretty large so that's what's taking so long.  Were you able to get the Opening Ceremony?  I thought everything was over and closed the window. 

     

     

    Hello lyd and welcome to our group.  I hope you will stay with us.  We have a lot of fun...like today!

     

    The images are wonderful, ladies! Thank you for posting them. 

     


    lyd 
    2/09/06 at 04:03 PM

    What is your location? Barcelona

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

    Comments:

    Ladies, thank you all for those lovely images and links.

     

    I managed to half-see the events but sometimes either my connection or the wmp acted up and it stopped and had to buffer up again thus I missed in the Q&A the answer he gave to that journalist and was lucky to see the red carpet but I didn't see Rima - was she truly there?.

     

    And he definitely did look great during the morning and evening (and yes that jacket had more than the top one buttoned )


    Nicole 
    2/09/06 at 04:02 PM

    Comments:


    Emily 
    2/09/06 at 03:51 PM

    Comments:

    Getty loading now ...

     

     


    INTJ 
    2/09/06 at 03:34 PM

    Comments:

     

    Daydreamer -- excellent! Will you also be including the few shots from the opening ceremony in your clip? 

     

    I'll go edit the red carpet video now. 

     

    Claudia - have you already uploaded my file (photocall and press conference) to your server so everyone can download it or would you prefer me to upload it again to yousendit?

     


    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 03:31 PM

    Comments:
    anyone has an account at Vienna report?
    Emily 
    2/09/06 at 03:14 PM

    Comments:


    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 03:13 PM

    Comments:

     

     

     


    Daydreamer 
    2/09/06 at 03:08 PM

    Comments:
    There was a part from Snow Cake shown at 3sat and also bits of Alan (but not really much). I'm going to cut and upload the clip and then post it here in cca 30 minutes or so.
    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 03:07 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Ohh la la! Thanks for the pics...please keep 'em coming.

     


    Emily 
    2/09/06 at 03:06 PM

    Comments:

    Red carpet from Yahoo:

     

     

     

     


    Emily 
    2/09/06 at 03:02 PM

    Comments:

    New one from this morning on Yahoo ...

     


    Nicole 
    2/09/06 at 03:00 PM

    Comments:
    Hikity, maybe he has read Red Tango's site.

    Hikity 
    2/09/06 at 02:56 PM

    Comments:

    Could it be possible that all buttons are closed?


    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 02:54 PM

    Comments:
    fantastic, Emily
    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 02:53 PM

    Comments:

    I've got photos from the red carpet!!!! uploading them now


    Emily 
    2/09/06 at 02:51 PM

    Comments:

    Unwatermarked pics from Yahoo, red carpet and more from press conference ... Way too many to post!  Link is HERE.


    Nicole 
    2/09/06 at 02:51 PM

    Comments:
    I've recorded it too, and I will try to send it to you, Claudia.

    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 02:49 PM

    Comments:

    8 photos now at Rex features: anyone can access them bigger?


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 02:45 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Well, I'm afraid we'll have to rely entirely on INTJ again!  I'm sorry INTJ! 

     


    Martina 
    2/09/06 at 02:45 PM

    What is your location? Munich

    Comments:
    PLEASE ! Can anyone clear the watermark from the wonderful picture that was posted by Laura !
    Nicole 
    2/09/06 at 02:44 PM

    Comments:
    Claudia oh yes, and they were introduced to the audience. But now it's over

    Nahima 
    2/09/06 at 02:43 PM

    Comments:
    I can't find pictures from the Red Carpet, just this two from Getty were new to me.


    "Hi"


    "Oh dear, you screwed it again..."

    Alan, I'm computer illiterate too.
    Nicole 
    2/09/06 at 02:43 PM

    Comments:
    Claudia, only short sightings in the audience, for instance AR and SW chatting.

    Alba 
    2/09/06 at 02:42 PM

    Comments:
    My goodness, talk about coming out of the woodwork. I missed part II live, but it looks like you have all been busy. Thanks to everyone for everything!

    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 02:39 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I didn't realize there was more.  Has there been any sight of AR before now, Hikity?  I've got the recorder going again.

     


    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 02:32 PM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:

    Audio later, I found out the problem...images are already something!!!!!

    http://s56.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3L3HAAC1S2BRR0HT7NQAFICWN9

     

     

    Hikity! SPLAT!


    Hikity 
    2/09/06 at 02:32 PM

    Comments:

    Catsplay, everything will be stored in the archive AFTER the Berlinale (sorry, you might have to wait a bit)

    Now comes the jury


    CatsPlay 
    2/09/06 at 02:27 PM

    What is your location? Barbados on a cruise ship, passed out in computer lab

    Comments:
    hikity I am not seeing them. Let me know where they are when you have a chance.  thanks!
    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 02:26 PM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:

    still problems with audio but I have all recorded on dvd and will provide better clips soon.


    Hikity 
    2/09/06 at 02:25 PM

    Comments:

    Claudia, I am taping the whole premiere!


    Hikity 
    2/09/06 at 02:24 PM

    Comments:

    Yes they are Catsplay

    there is no business than showbusiness...Heino Ferch is great, hmm


    CatsPlay 
    2/09/06 at 02:17 PM

    Comments:

    Are the video streams and photos not available for later viewing on the Berlinale site?

     

     


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 02:14 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:
    AR & SW are so bored, that they need to chat a bit... *lol*
    Katje 
    2/09/06 at 02:09 PM

    Comments:

    It would be nice if we where able to see some snow cake too!!!


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 02:06 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    OK...I'm working on getting the clips uploaded to my server so the links won't run out.  Give me some time. 

     

    Your assignment is to keep the pix coming!  *grin*  I know Getty has some more but I don't have time to grab them right now. 

     

     


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 02:06 PM

    Comments:
    They just got introduced and stood up for the audience! Who'd be a film star!!
    Nahima 
    2/09/06 at 02:06 PM

    Comments:
    Me too! 
    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 02:01 PM

    Comments:
    I would be glad if someone could re upload the clip of INTJ
    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 01:59 PM

    Comments:

    yay! I'm recording a clip from Snow Cake and then the show about Berlinale from comingsoon tv!

    clips later


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 01:59 PM

    Comments:

    Oh well done Claudia!!


    Emily 
    2/09/06 at 01:59 PM

    Comments:

    Another from this morning, courtesy of Yahoo -

     


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 01:58 PM

    Comments:

    Blimey correction, now we have a floor show!!

    Shades of Cabaret!!!


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 01:57 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Well, I missed Rima but I did see the AR signing his poster.  He was the first one to do so.

     

    Believe it or not (because I don't), I did manage to get this one captured so between INTJ and mine, you will be able to see the whole thing again.

     


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 01:56 PM

    Comments:

    Hmm hope to see that pic somewhere LOL

    That's yer lot as we say over here!!

    Wonder when the first red carpet pix will be up?


    Katje 
    2/09/06 at 01:55 PM

    Comments:

    Yes, he signed... Guess this was it... Yup it stopped


    Nahima 
    2/09/06 at 01:53 PM

    Comments:
    Laura, I share your feelings. I got only ranting sounds and no image.



    sue 
    2/09/06 at 01:53 PM

    Comments:

    Oh I wanted a close up on that pic on the wall. Did he sign it? I missed that if he did


    Emily 
    2/09/06 at 01:52 PM

    Comments:

    I mean, just saw Rima in the corridor whee they were signing the posters ... definitely her.


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 01:52 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    The guy with the scarf, who is always around Alan & Co, is the Boss of the Berlinale itself. Forgot his name, sorry.

     


    Emily 
    2/09/06 at 01:51 PM

    Comments:

    Ooh - just saw her again, nice and clear in the corridor inside. Hey nice poster of AR!  


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 01:51 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    There was no Rima.  Only the stars.

     

    When signing those posters, I bet Emily Hampshire wished she hadn't worn jeans this morning!

     


    Katje 
    2/09/06 at 01:50 PM

    Comments:

    Right, less SW more AR

    I want that signed pic! Lol


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 01:49 PM

    Comments:

    Who is the guy with the scarf getting in all the pix???


    Emily 
    2/09/06 at 01:48 PM

    Comments:

    Rima was definitely there -- saw her getting out of the car ...


    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 01:48 PM

    Comments:
    I can't download it either, and I can't see the streaming sniff sob
    annie 
    2/09/06 at 01:46 PM

    What is your location? sweden

    Comments:

    bugger weaver, show me some alan!


    Nahima 
    2/09/06 at 01:44 PM

    Comments:
    INTJ, I can't download your video. It appears "blocked" in the link address and this message explanation.

    "File Transfer: Unavailable
    Unfortunately, the link you have clicked is not available.

    The file has most likely exceeded its allotted bandwidth or has been removed by the original sender or a recipient."


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 01:44 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    Got a short glimpse of Rima when they got out of the limo. I think she was it.

     

    OMG. They are all screeming "Alan, Alan, Alan", "Mr. Rickman, Mr. Rickman..." *g*


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 01:42 PM

    Comments:

    She must be freezing!


    Katje 
    2/09/06 at 01:41 PM

    Comments:

    Didn't see her, have to pay more attention

     


    Katje 
    2/09/06 at 01:40 PM

    Comments:

    Alan has changed his outfit.

    No Rima so far


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 01:39 PM

    What is your location? Germany

    Comments:

    It looks like Alan brought Rima! Yay!


    s 
    2/09/06 at 01:39 PM

    Comments:

    bugger it keeps buffering

     


    Katje 
    2/09/06 at 01:36 PM

    Comments:

    Sigourny is there

     


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 01:36 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Sw's gown is gorgeous!

     


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 01:36 PM

    Comments:
    Here's Sigourney!
    Laurie 
    2/09/06 at 01:33 PM

    What is your location? Vermont

    Comments:

    Thank you very much all of you for the new pics, links, downloads, etc., etc. etc.  !!!!!


    Hikity 
    2/09/06 at 01:24 PM

    Comments:

    The lady with the earring and fur is Senta Berger, great German actress


    Hikity 
    2/09/06 at 01:23 PM

    Comments:

    Juuu, just saw parts of SNOWCAKE in English on TV, wonderful - he is great, very intimate film


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 01:21 PM

    Comments:
    Is that snow or rain?
    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 01:19 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Does anyone know who the guy is that's striking the poses with his arms and hands???

     


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 01:19 PM

    Comments:

    OK I have had a quick look at the pix. Thanks to everyone who has put them up.

    Sorry I had to rush out this lunctime girls without saying thanks for watching together. It made it more fun.

     

    Hmm looks like German film premieres have the same amount of unknown nonentites as the British ones!!

     

    When is the film due to start?

     

     


    annie 
    2/09/06 at 01:17 PM

    What is your location? sweden

    Comments:
    freakin' madhouse.... in germany... i love it! now if just alan could turn... hm...
    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 01:17 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    INTJ!!!!  You are the best!  Thank you!

     

    And the television clips from Laura and Daydreamer are wonderful! Thank you for your hard work!

     


    Katje 
    2/09/06 at 01:12 PM

    Comments:

    No, Sue, you haven't mist anuthing. The red carpet is streaming, but to be honest it's rather boring... Me not knowing any celebreties isn't helping...


    Daydreamer 
    2/09/06 at 01:11 PM

    Comments:
    INTJ, you're amazing!
    Thank you soooo much!

    I'm going to capture the opening on 3sat now. If there is any sight of Alan, I'll post the clip then again
    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 01:10 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    sue the pix will be there....run over to the streaming video.  AR hasn't shown up yet. 

     

    I know this doesn't matter...but I hope Rima Horton is there with him. 

     


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 01:08 PM

    Comments:

    Just got back from the hospital, fed the kids and ready to go! Have I missed anything?? (Apart from a whole page of pix I haven't looked at yet!!LOL


    Katje 
    2/09/06 at 01:02 PM

    Comments:

    You haven't mist anything


    Katje 
    2/09/06 at 01:01 PM

    Comments:

    No sign of Alan yet


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 01:00 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    The red carpet is streaming now!  I was an hour off!

     


    Puddingdale 
    2/09/06 at 12:59 PM

    Comments:

    INTJ - I am beyond words...


    Chris 
    2/09/06 at 12:58 PM

    Comments:

    Finnaly! some time to sit down! The red carpet ceremony has started.

    Sue, hope you don`t mind me grabbing yor wallpaper! Beautiful!

    To everyone - thank you for all the pics, videos and posts.

    Gotta go out for a barbeque now, I hope INTJ will be able to capture the red carpet ceremony as well. Hugs to you all!


    Hikity 
    2/09/06 at 12:53 PM

    Comments:

    Thanks to all of you for posting pics, clips and the like. Daydreamer, that's Snape, huuuuuhuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

     

    Nicole, would you pls be so kind as to post the press conf. summary link again inspite of your writing problems at the moment  - can't find it


    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 12:46 PM

    Comments:

    INTJ

    I adore you

     

    thank you daydreamer!


    INTJ 
    2/09/06 at 12:45 PM

    Comments:

     

    Thanks, everyone, for the BEAUTIFUL photos.

     

    Thank you Laura and Daydreamer for the clips!

     

     

    And here is the Snow Cake photocall and press conference, cpatured for your viewing pleasure (105 MB):

     

    http://s13.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=37HUGHU2G8V120DBIUA83AYISX

     

    I'll also be capturing the red carpet and opening ceremony live streams.

     

     


    Nicole 
    2/09/06 at 12:33 PM

    Comments:

    got I'm so excited that I can't even type. luck = link


    Thea 
    2/09/06 at 12:33 PM

    What is your location? NYC area

    Comments:

     

    Many, many thanks to all (who are obviously more computer-savvy than I!) for all of the marvelous pictures and downloads.  Much appreciated.


    Nicole 
    2/09/06 at 12:32 PM

    Comments:

    There's a kind of transcript of the press conference, I posted the luck earlier  but it's in German


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 12:29 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Yes Dee, I was thinking that same thing.  I'll post all the links at the top of the page for a bit but I want to wait for INTJ's video and possible the Red Carpet one too.

     


    Dee 
    2/09/06 at 12:27 PM

    Comments:

    OMG! I just checked in during lunch hour and had to scroll back three pages. AR looks so happy -- and that outfit is fabulous!

     

    A HUGE "thank you" to all who are working to save all the information! Unfortunately, I can't make heads nor tails out the mess of links to videos, interviews, reviews, photos... Everyone was talking about the "interview" but I can't find the video or transcript.

     

    Claudia, is there a way to repost the links with clear labeling of what's what? It would really help us late-comers! *big puppy dog eyes!*


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 12:26 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Nicely side-swiped by Daydreamer too!  Thanks!

     


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 12:25 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Oh my yes, Em and Laura!  I just know yall waited till I stepped away on an errand, didn't you? 

     

    Sorry but I have to use.....

     

     


    Daydreamer 
    2/09/06 at 12:23 PM

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

    Comments:
    Thank you all very much for those great pictures!

    Here is 30 seconds long clip from ZDF - BERLINALE: Snow Cake: Photo Call and Press Conference:
    http://www.savefile.com/files/4835545
    ENJOY!
    Emily 
    2/09/06 at 12:13 PM

    Comments:

    Oh, yes.  From Yahoo ...

     


    Nicole 
    2/09/06 at 12:12 PM

    Comments:

    Mille grazie Laura!


    RickiNicki 
    2/09/06 at 12:06 PM

    Comments:

    "Alan Rickman is precicely putting his pencils in order on the desk in front of him..."

     

    read more here (German)


    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 11:58 AM

    Comments:

    Claudia,

    there was also Ralph Fiennes, I'm sending it to you, let me know if you get it


    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 11:56 AM

    Comments:

    I just captured the tv news, it's very short, I'm uploading. There is some problem with my audio...sorry   the clip could be with no audio, I have to fix the problem

    http://s22.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0J6FO3Y40W74B196X0CZENSWP9


    Hikity 
    2/09/06 at 11:55 AM

    Comments:

    Peekabooh, don't worry, go to the yahoo page Emily posted a bit further down. don't forget 3sat 19:20 -21:00 tonight, sweetie


    Peekabooh 
    2/09/06 at 11:52 AM

    Comments:
    Oh my oh my, just got home from work and had to scroll down THREE pages!!! Sounds like you were having fun during the photocall. Thanks all for the new pictures, doesn´t he look GORGEOUS???????


    Darn watermarks...


    Hikity 
    2/09/06 at 11:48 AM

    Comments:

            I've just seen him on TV - he looks incredibly gorgeous    

    and he is slightly screwing up his eyes when he looks into the audience- he "forgot" his glasses - which makes him even more adorable - I think I won't be able to think clearly tonight and hubby has to disappear...


    Emily 
    2/09/06 at 11:46 AM

    Comments:

    I like this one ...

     


    Rebecca (luvinthunder) 
    2/09/06 at 11:44 AM

    Comments:
    Thanks to Claudia, Laura and Emily on the Festival photos. Just really made my day. My co-workers have asked why I am smiling like the cat that ate the canary all the sudden.
    Also, thanks to Esther for your photos. They are new to me also.
    Martina 
    2/09/06 at 11:37 AM

    What is your location? Munich

    Comments:
    I like ZDF: the stars are at those Hotels in Berlin: Adlon or Hyatt.
    A reporter asked some girl waiting for the stars at the red carpet. The silly fool asked who they are waiting for. Guess who ? Alan of course !!!!!!!
    Emily 
    2/09/06 at 11:30 AM

    Comments:

    Whole bunch more pictures at Yahoo news.

     

     


    Nahima 
    2/09/06 at 11:29 AM

    Comments:
    I think we must declare today, February 9, as one of the official days of Alan Rickman. It might be added to February 21 (his first one) and any other that will come up during the year, full of photos and information on him.

    I know everybody will agree that there is no need to put a limit on AR's official days.

    (Crazy ideas I can't avoid to share.)



    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 11:26 AM

    Comments:

     

    thank you Emily

     


    Emily 
    2/09/06 at 11:25 AM

    Comments:

    Another one from Berlin --

     


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 11:12 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Hi Esther and welcome to our group!  The photo op is old but those certainly are new poses! Thank you.

     


    Juliet 
    2/09/06 at 11:11 AM

    What is your location? UK

    Comments:

    Fraid that's me done, off to the Dulux trade centre for some door varnish, then home.


    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 11:09 AM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:

    great find  Esther!!!

    Thank you, they're new to me too.

    Where did you find them?


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 11:08 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

      That's a good one, Juliet! Thanks.

     


    Esther 
    2/09/06 at 11:05 AM

    What is your location? Bleak House

    Comments:

    These are not new, but new to me!  From Vienna, during "Mesmer" I think.

     

     

     

     


    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 11:05 AM

    Comments:

    thank you Claudia and INTJ! beautiful photos


    Juliet 
    2/09/06 at 11:04 AM

    What is your location? UK

    Comments:

    This from Reuters sounds hopeful…

     

    Grim line-up for Berlin Film Festival

     

     

    By Philip Blenkinsop

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A fatal road accident will provide a fitting start on Thursday to what critics say is a strong yet morbid Berlin Film Festival line-up featuring brutal murder, drug addiction, political corruption, exorcism and rape.

    With grim reality comes plenty of glamour, though, with Oscar hopefuls George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heath Ledger expected to attend an annual festival that sometimes lacks the star power of Venice or Cannes.

     

    At least five films about soccer will give audiences a foretaste of Germany's hosting of the World Cup in four months' time, including "Offside", an Iranian picture about women's obsession with the game.

    "On paper it looks strong. It's a balancing act to get the mix right. They also need a bit of glamour," said Verena Luecken, film critic at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

    Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver will be the stars at Thursday's gala opening of "Snow Cake". Rickman's car is struck by a juggernaut, killing a young female hitchhiker he had just picked up. Weaver plays the woman's autistic mother.

    Festival director Dieter Kosslick is aware of criticism of openers; the stars of "Cold Mountain" failed to show up in 2004, and last year Kristin Scott Thomas and Joseph Fiennes joined Kosslick on the red carpet, but their film was poorly received.

    Critics say "Snow Cake" appears more promising.

    (My emphasis)


    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 11:01 AM

    Comments:

    newscom has more pics!


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 10:58 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Thanks Laura. 

     

    Here's the bottom left corner image again. 

     


    Nahima 
    2/09/06 at 10:57 AM

    Comments:
    Seems that I'm going to spend the day in full THANK YOU mode!!

    Laura! Those are great too!

    Yeah Claudia, SW with the most weird glasses of all.



    Juliet 
    2/09/06 at 10:57 AM

    What is your location? UK

    Comments:

    Wonderful pix, thanks to all concerned, missed the live stream as I had to teach some students, it's not on the archive yet!!! How long does it take, it's been 2 hours nearly, LOL!


    BLUEBEATBABE 
    2/09/06 at 10:52 AM

    Comments:
    Hi Cyntilla ,
    Great to hear from you .I tried to email Sorice but it failed ...yep, you should be lying flat on the floor just now...speechless, did you say ?

    AND THESE PICS JUST KEEP COMING AND COMING...

    THANKS EVERYONE WHO HAS CONTRIBUTED HERE...

    Visitor 
    2/09/06 at 10:45 AM

    Comments:

    Thank you, Claudia, for your welcome.  You are a very wonderful and kind host. (well... hostess.  But, that doesn't sound quite right for some reason.)  I am not posting in the main guestbook because no one wants to be interupted by this.  Hehehe.


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 10:43 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Some of our artists will be on the job soon, Nahima. 

     

    I can't help but giggle at the placement of the "O" and "P" over Sigourney's eyes. 


    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 10:43 AM

    Comments:

    from Wenn


    Nahima 
    2/09/06 at 10:41 AM

    Comments:
    Claudia!

    (...blasted watermarks)

    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 10:32 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    More from TopFoto

     

     

     

     

     


    Martina 
    2/09/06 at 10:31 AM

    What is your location? Munich

    Comments:
    Good-bye Fans !!!!
    Next week I will be dead- all the reports from Berlin especially 3Sat at midnight and reports on Arte and ZDF as well . I hope I bought enough coffee.

    Cyntilla 
    2/09/06 at 10:29 AM

    What is your location? Drooling in Italy

    Comments:
    Now I'm totally speechless. He looks so... His profile is so...

    Claudia

    Hi Bluebeatbabe! I'm one of the italian girls who were at the Chelsea College!

    Nicole 
    2/09/06 at 10:26 AM

    Comments:

    oopppsss. I meant clothes, not chloths...


    Nicole 
    2/09/06 at 10:23 AM

    Comments:

    I really like his cloths! He looks so elegant!


    Nahima 
    2/09/06 at 10:17 AM

    Comments:
    Thanks INTJ!!
    My PC doesn't work with this kind of streaming videos, I can't see anything.

    The pictures are !!


    Nicole 
    2/09/06 at 10:15 AM

    Comments:

    Claudia, thank you for the whole bunch!!!

    They look gorgeous!!!


    bluebeatbabe 
    2/09/06 at 10:03 AM

    Comments:
    i've just seen that picture Nicole and now, I don't think I can drive home, wow or should that be I am almost breathless...love that high neck he is wearing and it looks as if his hair has just been done ! NEVER BETTER !


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 10:03 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Getty has a bunch of pics now. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Woo Hoo!


    Chris 
    2/09/06 at 10:01 AM

    Comments:

    Hey guys, can`t stay too long just wanted to let you know that Getty posted some more pics. Gotta go now! Regards!


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 09:56 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Wonderful pic, Nicole!  They look great! 

     


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 09:55 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Ohhh thank you INTJ!  I failed miserably to capture it.  I hope to have better luck with the Red Carpet but its wonderful to know that the expert (YOU) is on the case!

     


    Rebecca (luvinthunder) 
    2/09/06 at 09:52 AM

    What is your location? Depressed at work

    Comments:
    OH THANK YOU INTJ. I am at work so I wasn't able to see any of it. I really look forward to seeing it this evening.
    Nicole 
    2/09/06 at 09:46 AM

    Comments:

    INTJ oooh great work! Thank you! Looking forward to seeing it!


    INTJ 
    2/09/06 at 09:45 AM

    Comments:

    Hi everyone, I captured the photo call and press conference and am in the middle of uploading the file to yousendit (it might take a while, though, 'cos it's 100 MB in size) so everyone can save it to their computers. I'll be posting the link ASAP.


    Nicole 
    2/09/06 at 09:41 AM

    Comments:


    Alba 
    2/09/06 at 09:39 AM

    Comments:
    Photos already popping up on agency sites. Getty has one. Alas, I'm off for awhile. Hope to make it back for red carpet, but not looking too good. Bye everyone. I had a good time.

    Bluebeatbabe 
    2/09/06 at 09:39 AM

    Comments:
    That should be pre empted not pre emptied... Oh, dear, I am far gone...
    Nicole 
    2/09/06 at 09:37 AM

    Comments:


    Bluebeatbabe 
    2/09/06 at 09:37 AM

    Comments:
    Thanks Claudia...you pre emptied my question !!!!

    HOW VERY DARE YOU...!!!
    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 09:36 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Laura, I'm so sorry!  But again, don't worry, the video will be on archive a little later.  Of course, I know everyone of us wants it NOW! 

     

     


    bluebeatbabe 
    2/09/06 at 09:36 AM

    Comments:
    Alba- thanks I was side tracked at work ..so.I'll try catch to night on the red carpet . Will Berlinale capture the photo call and put on site later ...maybe...? Thanks

    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 09:35 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    bluebeatbabe, yes it has ended but don't worry, they will have it up on their archive site soon. 

     

    The time difference from London is 1 hour.

     


    annie 
    2/09/06 at 09:32 AM

    What is your location? sweden

    Comments:

    who wouldn't rather sightseeing then spending time on pressconference...haha... ahhh, gotta love the man! honest in a polite way


    Alba 
    2/09/06 at 09:30 AM

    Comments:
    Yep, they're one hour ahead of you. It just ended BlueBeatBabe! So sorry!

    bluebeatbabe 
    2/09/06 at 09:29 AM

    Comments:
    Claudia what's the time difference Berlin and uk- is it one hour and does that mean I've missed the photo call and press conference ?
    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 09:28 AM

    Comments:

      my pc crashed

    at the end did they ask AR again?


    Alba 
    2/09/06 at 09:28 AM

    Comments:
    What a treat! Either everyone was being polite or it's a good film.

    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 09:27 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Thank you, sue and Alba.

     


    katje 
    2/09/06 at 09:27 AM

    Comments:

    That was so much fun! It felt like being there!


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 09:26 AM

    Comments:

    That's it!! Got to go now! Hope there might be some pix up when I get back!!

     


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 09:18 AM

    Comments:

    Basically that acting wasn't a competition and deep down in his gut he didn't understand the question


    Alba 
    2/09/06 at 09:18 AM

    Comments:
    "Mr. Rickman, you're so used to stealing scenes from other actors. How did it feel having SW steal the scenes this time"? Or something like that. He said he didn't understand the question.

    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 09:17 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I saw the look on his face at that question, sue but my player buffered and I missed his answer.  What did he say?

     


    Nicole 
    2/09/06 at 09:15 AM

    Comments:

    What is it he didn't like? I can't hear anything... hope to see it later...


    Alba 
    2/09/06 at 09:15 AM

    Comments:
    No, not at all, but he's so elegant at all levels.

    sue 
    2/09/06 at 09:12 AM

    Comments:

    He didn't like that one did he?


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 09:10 AM

    Comments:

    Ooh nice close-ups!LOL


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 09:02 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Sigourney is a first class act.

     


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 09:01 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Exactly..."the fantatstic Alan Rickman"!  And the little wave he gave!


    Alba 
    2/09/06 at 09:00 AM

    Comments:
    Fantastic indeed!

    sue 
    2/09/06 at 09:00 AM

    Comments:

    The announcer must be a fan!


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 08:58 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Sit down already!


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 08:57 AM

    Comments:

    Here we go!!


    Reedpipe 
    2/09/06 at 08:56 AM

    What is your location? CT

    Comments:
    'Morning everyone! Was he wearing a fleece zip-up under that gorgeous black jacket???
    Alba 
    2/09/06 at 08:55 AM

    Comments:
    At least today! Red Tango won't  have a lot to do with this one!

    Nicole 
    2/09/06 at 08:55 AM

    Comments:
    Oh brilliant!!! I wish I had sound here!
    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 08:55 AM

    Comments:

    anyone capturing it?

     


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 08:54 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Yes, he does look good in black!  And the long jacket was very fashionable! That man sure knows how to dress!

     


    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 08:54 AM

    Comments:
    the audio is awful but..WOW! he looks fine I hope the conference will be better quality audio
    sue 
    2/09/06 at 08:53 AM

    Comments:

    Oh now we have to wait for the conference hhope it's not running that late!

    Looking good in black though!LOL


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 08:52 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    SW looks fantastic too! 

     

    A person sure can't be camera shy, that's for sure!


    Alba 
    2/09/06 at 08:52 AM

    Comments:
    Yeah, poor Sigourney!

    sue 
    2/09/06 at 08:50 AM

    Comments:

    Jeez, fancy having to stand doing that!!!


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 08:48 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Is that Angela Pell in jeans????

     


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 08:48 AM

    Comments:

    Oh NICE hair!!!


    Alba 
    2/09/06 at 08:47 AM

    Comments:
    NOW!!!!!! Thud!

    CLaudia 
    2/09/06 at 08:46 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    He looks wonderful!!!  Look at all those flashes going off!  They know who The Man is!

     

     


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 08:45 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Ohhhh it looks like they will show the photo call!

     


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 08:45 AM

    Comments:

    started!!


    Alba 
    2/09/06 at 08:44 AM

    Comments:
    I've still got the fireworks.

    sue 
    2/09/06 at 08:41 AM

    Comments:
    Mines gone white
    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 08:34 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I deal with patience in the same way...I have none.  LOL

     

    Maybe they aren't streaming the photo call but maybe it will be in their archive video a little later.

     


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 08:33 AM

    Comments:

    Well I suppose the photocall is just for the press, it wouldn't be filmed, then I expected they get bundled into the conference.

    Hope they hurry up as I have to go shopping and hospital visiting later  and get back for this evening's stuff!!


    Alba 
    2/09/06 at 08:31 AM

    Comments:
    But the photo call!! Patience is not one of my strong points ;-)

    sue 
    2/09/06 at 08:29 AM

    Comments:
    Press conference is 2.45 Alba! Patience
    Alba 
    2/09/06 at 08:25 AM

    Comments:
    I've got 2:30. Come on already!

    sue 
    2/09/06 at 08:25 AM

    Comments:
    Steady girl you could hurt yourself bouncing like that!!
    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 08:21 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    There's only a "coming soon" on the screen but the stream has STARTED!!!! 


    Meeressternchen 
    2/09/06 at 08:12 AM

    Comments:

    Claudia, thnx and sorry for the whole confusion re: translation - in my word usage that's simply streaming! LOL Yup, I've opened the window with the player and am waiting as well...


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 07:17 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    As many times as I have looked at the video streaming section of Berlinale, I don't know why I never noticed that there is a message that states "Please note that the streaming links are active only during actual air time". 

     

    So it looks like I am set to go.  Now if only the minutes would just pass!


    Alba 
    2/09/06 at 07:09 AM

    Comments:
    Ha ha! It looks like we came to the same conclusion too!

    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 07:08 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

      Great minds think alike, Alba! 

     


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 07:07 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I'm looking at the archive videos and it looks like they combine the photo calls and press conferences.

     

     


    Alba 
    2/09/06 at 06:59 AM

    Comments:
    Just had a quick look at the stream for last year's opening film and it looks like the photo call is covered as well. Also, there doesn't seem to be German voice over at the press conference, so let's hope for a lot of questions in English! Finally, for last year's opener, the press conference (photo call included) and red carpet for the opening were covered.

    Alba 
    2/09/06 at 06:42 AM

    Comments:
    Claudia, it seems like the questions will be asked in probably several languages, but there will be a German voice over. Yes, the Snow Cake press conference is in about two hours. Who knows if there will be stream for the photo call and the rest.

    There's an article with pictures on BBC already about this morning's press conference, so it looks like there will be lots of new stuff available rather quickly.


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 06:38 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    As for accessing the Live Streaming, Meeressternchen.  In the link you posted below, at the top of the page there should be text that reads "Live Streaming". There is a little box with an arrow coming out of the top right hand corner.  Click on the little box and a pop up window should appear (if you have a pop up blocker, you might need to turn it off) and the streaming should take place in the pop-up window.

     


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 06:32 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Meeressternchen, take my word for it...you're not the only confused one here!  I fall under that category too. 

     

    Since the press conference comes first, I've got my player up for that particular stream and will wait it out.  According to my estimate, there's still two hours to go before that. 

     

    As for a translation, I'm not sure I know what you mean.  As far as I know there is only 1 streaming and I don't know if its in German or English.  Can someone help us out, pretty please?

     


    Meeressternchen 
    2/09/06 at 06:27 AM

    Comments:

    Claudia, yeah, I've mixed it up a bit...there is another photo-call at that time, unrelated I suppose. But is there any way to connect for the translation?? I'm confused and see that I am not the only one...


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 06:22 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Meeressternchen, if I'm understanding the site correctly and have my times correct, the photo call is at 2:30 Berlin time (no streaming for that), the press conference follows at 2:45 and finally the Red Carpet at 7:00pm (all Berlin time). 

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 06:20 AM

    Comments:

    streaming doesn't work for me, it says my Windows is missing something that can't be installed (


    Meeressternchen 
    2/09/06 at 06:13 AM

    Comments:

    Nicole, Claudia, Chalebh, Hikity...everzone basically! THNX for the info, the only thing I was able to find was the schedule (already posted) at

    http://www.berlinale.de/en/das_festival/videostreaming/index.html  /

    However, I haven't found out how to access the live streaming of the events, or will they open the links according to time??

    The first event - the press call - is in 15 minutes! If I am correct...


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 06:08 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Thanks for the review link, emtee.  Its only one review so let's see what else comes down the pike. 

     

      Hello Visitor and welcome to our group.  Thank you as well for the Variety report. 

     

    The player is coming up on my computer and it does the buffering and then it says "Ready" but nothing is playing so I am hoping that there is nothing going on right now and not that I can't get connected.   

     

    My best guesstimation of the time in Germany is a little after noon, am I correct?

     


    Claudia 
    2/09/06 at 05:46 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Well, I slept in late, yall. I fully intended on being up at the computer before NOW! 

     

    I'm not getting anything from the streaming.  Have they started yet?

     


    Hikity 
    2/09/06 at 05:37 AM

    Comments:

    Yes Chalebh, and you didn't miss anything. Unfortunately, I am attending my Shakespeare course from 2 to 4 this afternoon and won't see our Man. But first of all I am shocked about the very bad English of the commentators (see videos in the archive - da fällste vom Hocker) - imho meanwhile there are enough people who do speak sound English to take them for such an event - and even worse a voice-over is translating. Oh, I hate that - we won't hear His voice properly.

     

    Sorry Ladies for my lamentations


    Chalebh 
    2/09/06 at 05:00 AM

    Comments:

    Hikity: No chance to get on the Berlinale-site. What do they show? Must be the opening press conference, am I right?

     

     


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 04:54 AM

    Comments:

    Actually forget the last staement the 300k is working fine now. Oh well must go out but hopefully will be back at lunchtime to catch a bit of the press conference.


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 04:49 AM

    Comments:

    But.......but.....it's all in German!! :rofl

     

    Picture is fine for me, a reasonable size on 300k, oh but the picture (not sound) keeps freezing bum!

    The 56k is smaller but still watchable.

     

    Heres the LINK


    Hikity 
    2/09/06 at 04:43 AM

    Comments:

    Chalebh, video streaming is on - it's such a small screen that I couldn't recognize people and my glasses were far away. Did you see it?


    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 04:39 AM

    Comments:

    I see

    there's a soap opera


    sue 
    2/09/06 at 04:28 AM

    Comments:

    Laura, many film premieres etc are streamed on the Web but that doesn't mean they are show on the tv at the same time eg Harry Potter London Premieres


    Hikity 
    2/09/06 at 04:28 AM

    Comments:

    No, Chalebh, we can't see Premiere and Thanks for your tip - try that tonight. Tonight Heino Ferch (jiipii) is "Moderator" of the premiere ( 3Sat: 19:20 - 21:00). I won't miss that for sure


    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 03:50 AM

    Comments:

    thank you Alba!!

    if they put it on streaming, it has to be also on tv, right?

    (turning on the tv again)

     


    Alba 
    2/09/06 at 03:12 AM

    Comments:

    Berlinale live streaming schedule

    Thursday, Feb 9, 2006 

                                                                                                                                   
    10.30 Photo-Call + Q&A International Jury
    10.45 Press Conference
    Moderation: Anatol Weber
     
    14.30 Photo-Call
    Snow Cake (Wettbewerb/Competition), Eröffnungsfilm/Opening film
    14.45 Press Conference
    Moderation: Jenni Zylka
     
    19.00- 19.45 Roter Teppich/Red Carpet (Wettbewerb/Competition)

    Snow Cake + Eröffnungsveranstaltung/Opening ceremony 

     
    19.45 – 20.30 Eröffnungsveranstaltung/Opening ceremony Berlinale Palast

    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 02:59 AM

    Comments:

    thank you for the info on Premiere, Chalebh! Nothing from Berlinale yet   Only journalists speaking about it and clips from german movies until now

    and only George Clooney named on the tv news

    *sigh!*

     


    Laura 
    2/09/06 at 02:36 AM

    Comments:

    Camerata

    what clip? I Posted a couple.

    I would say they are from 1998? Not sure, someone else maybe can say it better, sorry


    Chalebh 
    2/09/06 at 01:35 AM

    Comments:

    Hikity (or anybody else in Germany): Do you have "Premiere"? Because there might be an interview with AR in one of the shows of "Premiere Kino". At least judging from this article http://www.welt.de/data/2006/02/09/843277.html

     


    Chalebh 
    2/09/06 at 01:15 AM

    Comments:

    Hikity: Just use the "Druck/Print"-Button on to of your keyboard. Then open e.g. the MS Photo Editor and choose "Insert as new picture" that should do the trick.

     

    And about the Berlinale nothing really interesting on the news so far. I saw an interview with the chair man Kosslick but they concentrated on the German competition entries.

     

    LG Chalebh

     


    Visitor 
    2/09/06 at 01:03 AM

    What is your location? Far away

    Comments:

    Here's a bit from Variety's special report on the Berlin Festival. The rest of the article is also very interesting, with a rundown of 'favorites', but I don't know how to cut and paste the whole article...  Here are a few paragraphs, to give a flavour...   It seems, from other parts of the article, that the festival has been amped up quite a bit compared with past years.

     

     

    --The 56th Berlin Film Festival kicks off today with the gala screening of the U.K.-Canadian co-prod "Snow Cake" -- a rather lowkey opening salvo but one whose title at least is in keeping with the wintry weather now dominating the city. Stars Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver are expected to grace the red carpet tonight.

     

    This Berlinale is indeed pumped up, largely because of the expanded European Film Market, which for the first time has taken over the imposing 19th century Martin Gropius Bau. There are some 250 exhibitors, up 50% over last year, and a record number of films vying for deals around the world.

    And even before the festival geared up, there was local buzz about the five German entries in Competition, with particularly strong word-of-mouth for Oskar Roehler's "The Elementary Particles."

     

    Indeed, the hottest tickets on the eve of the fest were "Particles" and Stephen Gaghan's "Syriana," which nabbed two Oscar nominations Jan. 31. French auteur Michel Gondry's "The Science of Sleep" and Terrence Malick's "The New World" were also standing room only by Wednesday night.


    emteee 
    2/09/06 at 12:58 AM

    What is your location? US

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

    Comments:

    Don't shoot the messenger . . .

     

    I found a review of Snow Cake.  Two out of five stars.  It's not a very flattering review.  I include this little bit of praise, but shall send you off to the website to read the rest of it.  It is from the Times Online in the UK. 

     

    "It’s a joy to see Rickman sink his teeth into a complex hero after endless cardboard turns. His mouth is a thing of wonder: it seems to have a droll life of its own."

    http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14936-2031337,00.html

     

    Well, we knew that!

    emteee


    Camerata 
    2/08/06 at 06:33 PM

    Comments:
    Woow Sue your wallpaper is really beautiful !

    Camerata 
    2/08/06 at 06:27 PM

    What is your location? France

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

    Comments:
    RoxySue : Woow, great autograph !

    Laura : Thank you for the video It was in which year ?

    Yes ! It could be great if MNiRC be on international stages !!!

    Could we watch ZDF on the Web please ?


    sue 
    2/08/06 at 06:18 PM

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

    Comments:

    Nothing to do with Berlin, I'm afraid. Found an old favourite photo the other day and made a new paper:


    Hikity 
    2/08/06 at 06:13 PM

    Comments:

    Tillie, tks for the new infos and go and take as many pics as you can with a digital camera - the most important events are around the Potsdamer Platz (and Potsdamer Strasse). Adiago is closed except for celebs and would-bes...until after teh Berlinale


    Claudia 
    2/08/06 at 06:11 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     

    Welcome aboard Tillie!  I hope you'll stay with us.  We are not only fun to hang around but we can be pretty informative as well.  If you have any questions, don't hestitate to ask.  If you have the link to the Google alert, we'd love to see it. 

     

    Will anyone be able to get the paper tomorrow and scan for us? 

     

    Well, a new AR film is on the horizon now!  Only a few more hours!

     

    Meeressternchen, if its the English version of Berlinale you're looking for, I have mine set to English so maybe this will work. 

    Berlinale

     

    Oh and Tillie, will you be able to attend any of the festivities?

     


    Nicole 
    2/08/06 at 05:36 PM

    Comments:
    Meeressternchen, what kind of translation are you after?

    Marlina 
    2/08/06 at 05:06 PM

    Comments:

    Susan CA~ Thanks! But i think if Alan ever played Paul Bettany role in The Knight's Tale he don't need to be younger.. He maybe slower than Bettany but he'll be Great!

     

    Tillie~ Welcome! Thanks for the news. So, are you going to the festival today?


    Susan CA 
    2/08/06 at 04:34 PM

    Comments:
    Marlina, they got it totally wrong.  Rufus Sewall plays "the Alan Rickman role" in A Knight's Tale, the desperately intelligent, sexy, and gorgeous villain like AR played a couple of times (but in very well-known movies).  Paul Bettany plays a charming young spin artist, an early public relations guy, Geoffrey Chaucer in his youth--a very funny and adorable role that AR would have been wonderful in twenty years ago, but not the kind of thing he's known for.

    Meeressternchen 
    2/08/06 at 04:29 PM

    Comments:

    Can anyone please post once again the link to the inet translation of the Berlinale for tomorrow? I was kinda lost on their website...THNX

    Tillie, welcome & THNX for the news!!


    Tillie 
    2/08/06 at 04:19 PM

    What is your location? Berlin

    Comments:

    Hello. I am a brand new fan of Mr. Rickman's and am thrilled he will be in the same city as I.  I found this bit of news that thought I would share with you.     

     

    Mrs Weaver will have an interview in tomorrow's Zeit newspaper.  I do not have a scanner or I would give it to this place.

     

    I has a Google alert about the Snow Cake premiere party.  It will be held at a restaurant called Adagio inside the Berlinale Palace.  

     

     

     

          


    Hikity 
    2/08/06 at 01:33 PM

    Comments:

    Yes, all very exciting! Rather thrilling imho. Hubby is cooking, have to go for a chat, bye for now


    Claudia 
    2/08/06 at 01:27 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Lurking Fairy, you could just imagine all our faces like this....

     

     

    Gawd, I can't wait for this movie!  The excitement is just to much!  LOL

     

     

     


    Nicole 
    2/08/06 at 01:10 PM

    Comments:
    Hikity, it looks like she used the Hardcopy software to print the screen.

    Laura 
    2/08/06 at 01:08 PM

    Comments:
    I would help you, Hikity but I can't find him, lol, I only guessed alan rickman!!!
    Hikity 
    2/08/06 at 12:49 PM

    Comments:

    Chalebh, HEEEELP  How did you manage to safe the pic (ZDF)??? I'd like to safe Heath Ledger for my daughter - gorgeous photo, but don't manage (left mouse klick shows only "Einstellungen" and "Über Macromedia" whatever this means

    Tks in advance


    Nahima 
    2/08/06 at 12:15 PM

    Comments:
    Ha ha ha Lurking Fairy!

    This was mine for the record.



    Lurking Fairy 
    2/08/06 at 11:47 AM

    Comments:

    Aww - Someone mentioned the *bunkbeds* regarding Snowcake   I wanted to imagine all your faces when it wasn't the scene that you were expecting.


    Claudia 
    2/08/06 at 10:57 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Obviously, my last post should have read

     

    "Thank you Frankie and glad you're back." 


    Nicole 
    2/08/06 at 10:13 AM

    Comments:
    What a success! Now ALL the shows of Snow Cake are sold out!

    sue 
    2/08/06 at 10:07 AM

    Comments:
    Yes, thanks Frankie and Claudia
    Nicole 
    2/08/06 at 10:02 AM

    Comments:
    Great!!! Thank you Frankie for your efforts to transcript this piece and Claudia for posting it!!!

    Claudia 
    2/08/06 at 09:43 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Frankie owner of thealanrickmanexperience Yahoo group has posted a transcript from the Jonathan Ross mention of Snow Cake.  Thank Frankie and glad to see you're back!

     

    It's very, very short but here goes...

    Jonathan Ross Voice-Over : "The 56th International Berlin Film Festival kicks off this Thursday. And among the films receiving a World Premiere is Snow Cake. Set in snowy Ontario, it's the story of how Alan Rickman's uptight Englishman is transformed by his friendship with the autistic Sigourney Weaver after tragedy brings them together.

    As JR speaks we see split-second clips, first of AR outside shrugging at someone; inside on the bottom bunk of bunk beds, looking annoyed as SW shines a torch into his face from the top bunk; and finally him sat on a settee across a coffee table from SW (who is sitting on the floor) - she is writing something leaning on the table. There's no sound with any of these clips.

    The programme then cuts to the following clip with sound:

    Outside in the garden (?)  

    AR: (Huddled in an attractive cardigan): "Are you alright?"
    SW: (laying on the ground putting snow in her mouth).:She nods: "I'm fine...If you get your mouth completely full of snow it all dissolves and you can drink it."

    That's it!!!


    Nicole 
    2/08/06 at 09:35 AM

    Comments:
    Claudia, when there is any footage of course I will post it.

    Chalebh, I get addicted to that game. lol


    Marlina 
    2/08/06 at 09:22 AM

    Comments:

    Chalebh~ Woah! That's incredibly nice picture they got there! I'm practically hanging my Jaw!

     

    Sue~ I see.. Thank you I'm confused when i read it... But then.. Ford VS Alan, I might even climb Everest to see it!

     

    Nicole & Claudia~ Good luck!!

     

     

     


    Chalebh 
    2/08/06 at 08:54 AM

    Comments:

    Claudia: You're right, but... There could be interviews for other programs. Because the 9th will be crammed with the press screening and the press conference and in the evening the world premiere it could be they decided to do individual interviews a day earlier.

     

    I checked some of the German TV stations which are broadcasting the Berlinale and I stumbled over a game with pictures of the stars who attended or might attend the Berlinale. Guess what, if you're lucky you might find Alan.

     

    Here is the link: http://fotoklick.spiel.zdf.de/frames.php?game=49288

    To start the game press "Spiel starten". If you think you know the star, klick on the name. They tell you if you're right.

    To get to the next round press "Nächste Runde". There are five rounds in total.

    If you want to play again press "Nicht eintragen - weiterspielen" and start from the beginning.

     

    And if you don't want to get through all the trouble, here is the picture