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March 2005


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Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Gee...I really hate to bring back the whole "thong" discussion, but... someone on Live Journal posted a site that Snape-loving-thong-lovers might find interesting. Sorry, I can't figure out how to post this as a real link, so you'll have to follow it the old fashion way. When there, just scroll down to the bottom of the page.

http://www.cafepress.com/severelysnaped

BTW -- I won't be ordering one! I slipped into a thong once in the 80's and never saw it again;)

Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 10:29:17 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

gentle breeze!

Dee, I like the way you play! Marvin could never be any cuter! *grin*

Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 08:02:24 PM

 

 

Name:

gentle breeze

Location:

China

E-mail address:

caijing-cj@163.com

Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 07:15:33 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh again

Comments:

Whoooaaa, Dee I didn´t even notice that you put AR under that helmet, till I clicked the thumbnail..... Sometimes I feel like a turtle, very slow, till someone points it out to me! Thanks, very well done *wiping tears from cheeks*.

Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 06:18:44 PM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

(Bare ground! I see bare ground!)

Comments:

I was just celebrating the fact that my pc has found its voice again (it comes and goes) by listening to the Empire clip and numerous others that I haven’t been able to fully enjoy, and I down loaded the one from the GG where VR gave his award to JL. I’ve heard about how wonderful AR’s expressions are, but, I can’t see them. The clip is too small and too dark on my pc. Given the magic some of you guys can work, I was wondering if there were any good screen caps around? Or even passable ones?

Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 06:13:49 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Thanks everyone for answering my question. For now we`re going for "the masterclass thingy" (lol) to the students till someone proves otherwise. Any idee how long ago this was?
Tonight (it´s over midnight here) there was a (unexpected (shivers)) preview of GQ. It will be on Dutch television next Saturday (net 5)!!! My oh My don´t you just love unexpected confrontations with AR on the telly? All I could do is gasp and drool (even though he´s wearing that silly head thingy).


"By Grabthar´s Hammer, what a savings" (lol).

Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 06:02:17 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

You'll never get that nose in that helmet!LOL

Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 05:53:27 PM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

I've been playing. Thought maybe this would make some of you smile!




Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 05:28:18 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

I have to go with Sue. I thought the pic was the masterclass thingy he was asked to do to a group of students. I like it though.

Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 05:03:08 PM

 

 

Name:

RickiNicki

Location:

still bl**** London *gg*

Comments:

Gosh - I'm really terribly sorry that I haven't been here for a looooong time. I even missed the new members, what a shame! Welcome to everyone!!

I'm still having problems with the internet access, but hopefully I will get my own account on my laptop soon, and will be able to be around here more often! I miss posting here!

I wonder if AR is coming to the Rachel Corrie premiere, now that SC is posponed for one week.

And I keep my fingers crossed that AR is appearing at the Hans Christian Andersen event!

See you soon!

Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 05:00:50 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Emily - I hope you'll feel better soon...

Natasxxx - lol yeah I'm going to breathe the same air as him...or something like that...0-o



Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 04:23:12 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Well don't want to disagree but looking at the Burma pix on Fausta's page that looks like a collar job whereas Peekaboohs doesn't.
I am too lazy to fish it out but there is a picture in the famous Theatregoer mag (the one with him on the front cover in Closet land garb) that was taken at the lecture he did in London for students. Looks very similar but am quite willing to be proved wtong!(usually am!)

Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 03:20:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thank you Emily. I hope you get to feeling better real soon.

Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 03:12:24 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Off sickbed to say that I think that photo is from the Burma Campaign benefit. Def not Bowness.

Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 02:00:22 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

....here!

Comments:

@Sniv: Lucky You!!!!!

@Claudia: my fingers are crossed!!!!!






Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 01:59:26 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Peekabooh, I might be wrong (wouldn't be the first time *grin*) but I think that image is from Bowness. Its hard to make out. Will some of you lucky ducky Bowness alumni "YaY" of "NaY" me?

Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 01:34:05 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Claudia, glad to hear you are finding another place - I have tried posting several times but it wouldn't let me *pouts*

Ah Alan Rickman and Denmark sounds nice in the same sentence doesn't it? Well he is going to be here on Saturdayyyy *crosses everything*

Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 01:19:33 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Haven´t had any problems for the last two days (that is to say by reading the GB LOL).
Does anyone know what on earth is doing here? Where is that and when? And to add a final question; why does he have to be so gorgeous in every pic? (sigh)


I´m sorry that this pic is a bit small.

Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 10:20:34 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Comments:

Ohhhh myyyyy, my post went through with "nare" a problem before 10AM Eastern! Does that mean progress???

Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 08:56:22 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I've always liked that dressing room pic too, kathy. He looks so solemn in it. The February Simon Annand exhibit "The Dressing Room" and the Joan Collins article on "The Half" (both in February archives) brought a whole new meaning to that picture.

Just a head's up everyone. I have been looking for a new home for our little group for quite some time now but I think I have finally found a place that will be suitable. *crossing fingers* Hopefully we will move some time next week and we can say goodbye to the DreamBook gremlins for good.

Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 08:54:39 AM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Thanks Peekabooh--Love that picture!

Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 08:39:14 AM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Finally figured out what you meant by thongs.....(no comment).
Without marks:




Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 04:08:33 AM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Love that picture, too.

Could some sweet person fix the water mark on that picture?
I'm not one to collect pictures, but I really like that one!

Thanks guys! Nighty-night.

Thursday, March 31st 2005 - 12:21:05 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

....me again...

Comments:

Another Ebay-picture! I know and love this one....What is he thinking about? (Maybe a good cup of coffee!, well I am!)








Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 11:23:55 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

...Just awake.....or not?!!!!

Comments:

@t AFNH,

I have the 2 disc edition of RH_POT (extended version) but I've never watched disc2! It's about time to watch it! I saw the movie a hundreds of time....(Yes, I know, I can dream it already!!!).....





Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 11:11:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Vicki

Location:

Los Angeles

Comments:

LOL, Ricky...you're partly right. In CME, Saskia Reeves asked AR if he was going to keep his knickers on to which he replied, "yes". She was relieved because she was not able to because her nightgown was so sheer that you could see through it.

Well, every single google-alert I'm receiving now is referring to the film as, Snow Chance. This must be a director's/producer's nightmare. It reminds me of that telephone game we used to play as kids. One person would whisper something into someone's ear and each person would pass it along to the next. By the time it got to the last person, it was something so totally different it was laughable. Still, I'm so curious about this film now. AR has had very few love scenes on film and it would be nice to see him get a chance to do that (would make great downloads for the HAVEN too!)...and, oh...image the wallpaper fun we could have! Can't wait!

Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 07:11:36 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Thongs? I can't help it, I just think of cheese wire - nuff said!

Trust The Sun to get things wrong, but because of it's circulation, it's taken as gospel. It's the Muggle equivalent of The Quibbler!

Natasxxx - those pics of The Sheriff are on the 2 dvd set of Robin Hood - he gives a great wink to the camera - a 5 star thud if ever there was one!

Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 04:47:23 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Elaine, I love your little robots--they're adorable.

I second the motion on thongs I recall some celebrity saying she hated them said she didn't want her b** flossed!

Spring has come to Arkansas--warm today--too much of a reminder of what is to come this summer! Hate the hot weather here in the south.

Was glad to see KC described as sexy as she is 48 and beautiful--wish I had her secrets--and she would be a very lucky girl to have "those" kinds of scenes with AR!

Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 04:43:41 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

I have NO idea how the conversation turned to thongs! BUT I can't think of anything more unpleasant or uncomfortable!! And yes I have a friend of my age who swears by them!

Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 03:52:01 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

I don't want to get too disgusting here, but a thong is just about the most unhygienic thing I can think of... And that's all I'm going to say about it. :-)

And yes, lucky lady indeed, whoever it ends up being. :-)

Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 01:49:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

OT a bit - I really cannot imagine wearing a thong. It must be the most uncomfortable thing ever. I hate knickers that give you "wedgies", so thongs? I have friends of mine - my age - who wear them and I just can't bring myself to tell them that they are neither the age, or shape to wear them and look attractive.

Yes, it really is funny to watch to see how rumours spread. Shows you that most papers do not bother to check if the rumours are true. I would not be surprised if KC is not even signed up to the part. I would like to know who it is, for certain though. Yes, a VERY lucky lady!!Robot 3

Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 01:45:03 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

....not in Canada....

Comments:

I found a very interesting webpage about a "diary" keeping' by Marc Evans! (It could be, for some of you, "old news"!)MarcEvans



Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 01:15:29 PM

 

 

Name:

Laura

Location:

Italy

E-mail address:

kerrylaura@yahoo.com

Comments:

this is the greatest site that I visited!Thank you for giving me the chance to know, to see, to listen things I never could get here!

Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 12:57:52 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Every time I hear about Kim Cattrell, all I can think about is how Tom Servo from MST3K had a "thing" for her-about how he "fell-pell mell-for Kim Cattrell".

Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 12:35:47 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

*waving back at Elaine* :-) Love your little robots, btw.

It really is quite interesting to see how quickly things spread over the internet, but I'll believe it when I see it! I would love to see AR and KC in some steamy scenes though. *grin*

Claudia: no man could make me wear a thong, not even Severus! LOL

Keeping my fingers crossed that this post will go through...


Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 12:12:36 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

@Claudia - Saskia Reeves did in the love scene from "Close my eyes" not keep her underwearings on?! I must have gotten something wrong. I just though, she asked HIM, if he did and he did?!

Well - and little Marvin can be seen in Germany in June, maybe Austria too :o)

Ricky

Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 11:47:10 AM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

Comments:

You right Claudia.. whoever be Al's love interest will be a very,very lucky lady.. ^^

Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 10:47:43 AM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thank you, Sue! It was the third one I wanted, but I downloaded all of them.

Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 10:12:16 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

It is to funny to watch all those bumbling fools stumble all over each other, isn't it? LOL

Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 09:04:51 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Location:

England

Comments:

Amazing isn't it, there is one report on-line about Kim Cattrall and her part in Snow Cake and within a day it is quoted as gospel by loads of other sites, including the Sun, Hindustan Times, New Kerala, Dark Horizons . You can even trace the first error (ie SnowChance) and watch it spread!! Blimey I reckon we could do a better job!

Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 08:45:20 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thanks you, K!

Well, I think we can all agree that The Sunday Telegraph is dead wrong in who the real winner will be, don't we? Whoever gets the part of "Al's" love interest in Snow Cake will be a very lucky lady. And unlike Saskia Reeves, let's hope she keeps her knickers on!

Your little robots are adorable, Elaine!

Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 08:27:30 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

The Sun is so predictable! Other papers report things correctly and without too much reference to "sexiness" etc. What does the Sun do? (apart from get the wrong title!) "Raunchy" "Steamy" "Sexy" scenes!!! THey are just too much. It is also looking even more unlikely that AR will be back for the RC talk. Such is life

Sue, we've had to endure "Amarillo" non-stop since it was re-released in aid of Comic Relief (I have to admit I bought the original release on 45), and I think the robot would look just right behind Peter Kay! Here's another Hello

Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 06:18:37 AM

 

 

Name:

K.

Comments:

****More about Kim Cattrall/Snow Cake****

Native returns



The Sunday Telegraph; 3/20/2005; By TIM WALKER




The Sunday Telegraph

03-20-2005

Native returns
Byline: By TIM WALKER
Section: News; Mandrake

ALTHOUGH she has now established herself as a bona fide American star thanks to Sex and The City, the lovely Liverpool-born Kim Cattrall let it be known that she would love to make a British film.

Andrew Eaton and Gina Carter of Revolution Films were all too happy to oblige and have cast the actress in the leading role in Snow Cake. Kim will begin filming the quirky drama once she completes her run in Whose Life Is It Anyway? in the West End.
``The real winner in this is Alan Rickman who will have some steamy sex scenes with her in the film,'' says my man with the clapperboard. ``Kim plays a vampish neighbour who begins an unlikely affair with Rickman, who is grieving for a lost son.''

While it is a British film, Kim, 48, will still have to travel across the Atlantic to make it as it's set in Canada, but she's said she is only too happy to return to the country where she grew up after her parents emigrated.

(Copyright 2005 Telegraph Group Limited)




Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 05:43:13 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

We had an awful lot of fun with that RSC B&W pic a few weeks back on rickman_daily a few weeks back. You really ned to study all the actors and poses.

Not sure which Valmont paper you mean Lucy. There are a few lovely ones about. These two are by Brooke who used to run the excellent rickmanfan.com page( she can now be found on passionate_lies lj)










I did one a while back too:





I am sure there are some more out there too.

Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 04:29:10 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Comments:

Sorry I mean "Now we all Know"!!!!

Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 01:10:11 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

....sleepwalking......

Comments:

TnX DayDreamer for the Sun_Article! huh? Snow Chance? Where is the Cake?? ;)...

Found these 2 pictures in my own database....funny to see him like this as the Sherrif....Now we all now that it wasn't Robin who gave him the scar!!!!
















Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 01:08:42 AM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Rachael - Thanks for sharing that photo. It's new to me too and so much fun to see. Isn't it's amazing how AR has grown into his nose? What was once *cough* a bit outstanding in his youth is now a classic and handsome feature of the mature man we all adore!


Gee...do you suppose there's still a chance that I'll grow into my outstanding big butt?;)

Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 09:33:13 PM

 

 

Name:

Rachael

Location:

Virginia

E-mail address:

dragonflower91@yahoo.com

Comments:

hey here is a picture I have never seen before.





Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 08:40:19 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Does anybody remember the gorgeous Valmont wallpaper somebody posted here? I really want that one on my computer, but I can't find it. If somoene would repost or would direct me to it, I'd be most grateful.

Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 08:33:10 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Location:

England

Comments:

Just got May Empire mag today (Blimey just realised it cost £3.40!) AR and Kevin Smith pic in there but same as the one on website.

Review of THHGttG. They give it 4* which is pretty good.
Quote: "Alan Rickman's nasal grumbles are spot-on for maniacally depressed
robot Marvin....."

Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 07:15:18 PM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

Seen the article in The Sun?
They even got wrong the name of the film! :(
But there is nice picture of Alan. :)
I would say, that the K. Cattrall news are only rumours. At least for now.

Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 06:46:18 PM

 

 

Name:

K>

Comments:

Snow Cake filming delayed 1 week

By Camilla White-Kirkpatrick, Special to The Star

Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 09:00

Local News - WAWA — Filming of Snow Cake has been pushed back one week.

Location manager Anthony Kadak said shooting of the movie, including the casting of extras, has been delayed exactly one week.

The film, which stars Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Carrie-Anne Moss, is a co-production between the United Kingdoms‚s Revolution Films and Canada‚s Rhombus Media Inc.

An extras casting director was to be in Wawa on Thursday to cast 300 background performers needed for the 20 days of filming. Auditioning for extras will now take place on April 7 and shooting should begin April 10.

“I think initially we only were pushing to get the filming into that time, just because of snow but I think what’s happened in the process was we just haven’t given enough of the other departments a chance to get this movie ready,” said Kadak in a telephone interview Monday.

“We just need more time to the film ready.”

Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 06:31:38 PM

 

 

Name:

Pam

Location:

Massachusetts

Comments:

A month or so back, everyone was talking about Hitchikers Guide to the Gslaxy. Guess what I found rummaging around at a book shop??? The book!!! I cant wait to start it so Ill be better acquantied with the characters when the movie comes out. I also found a couple of old tapes that are from the BBC called Black Ladder 1 and Black Ladder 11-they look pretty funny as it stars the "mr. Bean" character Rowen atkinson. Thursday is my day off, so Ill have to give them a try. I cant wait until the weather is warmer and start going to the flea markets and yard sales again. You never know what you are going to find!!
Have a good one-Pam

Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 06:30:04 PM

 

 

Name:

Zzzzz

Comments:

Kim Cattrall seems to have gotten sexier as she matured. In "Sex and the City" her character's sexually was an exaggeration for laughs, but she seems to be a sweet, nice woman as herself. And she has that womanly body instead of the tiny body/big head, starved-type. Too many actresses have been "discovered" later in their lives, but nowadays we have some young stars that are getting famous now: Kirsten Dunst, Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, I could list dozens, of course.

While I'm here, I wish we had a guestbook where you could leave AR a post and he'd get them printed on paper! what fun!

Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 06:17:58 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Just a quick heads up to say that Die Hard is on tomorrow night on ITV1 at 10pm (it's split by the news, another pet hate - gah).

On Radio 4 next week there are the following:
Dolly's Mexican Wave starring Patricia Routledge (Hyacinth Bucket) Wednesday 6th 2.15pm and
Daddy's Girl starring Imelda Staunton, Thursday 7th 2.15pm.
On Radio 3, if you originally missed it , there is another chance to hear The Don starring Bill Nighy on Sunday 3rd at 8.10pm. Busy week!

Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 05:47:17 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Elaine! Loved the robot he fitted in exactly to Brian Wilson's Good Vibrations I was just listening to;))

Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 04:22:08 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Yoo hooooo! Wake up everyone! LOL

If you have experienced the problem of posting and it acting as if it went through (you got the thank you page instantly) and it never shows up, as I have--I have reported the problem to DreamBook. Hopefully their growing pains will cease soon!

I've been perusing eBay and thought we needed a wake up pic. If I have seen this one before, I've forgotten where its from.


Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 03:40:00 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

@Natasxxx and Sniv - thanks for the explanations.
Ricky

Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 02:42:42 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

......is blushing.....

Comments:

TnX Claudia!

I use PSP and you can do a lot of weird and funny things with it...(Well if you know how to use it....).I'm doin' this with pictures already a few years but didn't dare to show it to other people...

@t "Dreambooks" I finally did....






Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 01:10:05 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Ricky - eh well the Special Edition has some extras on it - like deleted scenes and commentary...
The dvd I got (the "normal" one) hasnt got anything...

Thanks for the news about AR and Cuba...

Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 12:59:32 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Hi Sabine *waves*, we miss you too!.

I'm knackered after a day fighting my way through Ikea and then coming back to a huge repair bill for my car - just before I sell it, too! I wiah I could be like AR and not bother with wheels. Just call up the Mercedes Hire Company when you want to go to the next Premiere.Dance I know this means nothing, I just like the smiley)

Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 10:57:11 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I'm still scratching my head on the Cattrall/Cates/Woodgate connection. The birth year for Cattrall and Cates differ tremendously (no offense KC cause I was born only three years later). Is Woodgate a popular surname in the UK, maybe?

Yet another surprise for me is that KC is English! I would have never "thunk" it. Gee....leave it to a possible AR connection for me to even attempt some research! LOL

Dang it. It looks like DreamBook has worked out the "page not found" problem but its next to impossible to get a post through! Patience is wearing very thin, DreamBook!

Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 10:03:07 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Another fabulous wallpaper, Natasxxx! What effect or texture are you using for that look?

We miss you too, Sabine! Don't let Severus talk you into a thong! LOL

Kaat! That picture is big enough to hug! Thank you!

Thanks for the link to the protest, Emily. I'm not surprised that he's participating in this either, K. Although I live in smack in the middle of "Elena Amos" country, I have very little knowledge of US/Cuban relations. But I do know that Bushie-boy has bigger fish he needs to be frying instead of concentrating on this hypocritical move. *jumping off soapbox now*

Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 08:42:12 AM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

Sue:
Aha! Maybe that's why it came later. Cause as I'm looking at the other google alerts, they all came in my email box at around 04.00 in the night CET.

Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 07:42:36 AM

 

 

Name:

Kaat

Location:

Belgium

Comments:

This is a new picture to me, I *cough* found *cough* it on ebay. Anyone who knows what time/event it's from?





Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 05:40:50 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

I think the Google alerts get sent out at different times round the world. I seem to receive mine overnight even though they may have been on Google News for some hours.

Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 05:07:56 AM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

Elaine and Natasxxx:
Thank you for your help. :) I received the news about K.Cattrall today, together with "Alan Rickman Protests US anti-Cuba Attacks" (the link that Emily added). So it has really something to do with my email box.

Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 04:26:42 AM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CA

Comments:

AR has described himself as "left-wing." I understand he is a member of the Labour Party and perhaps a socialist. I have never heard him referred to as a Communist or of communist leanings.

Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 03:50:36 AM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

Comments:

Kim Catrall, Carrie Ann Moss, Jeniffer Tilly..
Wohoo.. i can't imagine what Alan character will do to all of them.. hehehe.. ^^ I can't wait to see the film!! ^^
and they not even start filming T.T

Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 02:14:44 AM

 

 

Name:

R. Joy

Comments:

Thanks for the info on the font, Tess! I loved your Alan Easter greeting.

Hope you had a good holiday!

Joy

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 10:23:38 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

Severus' Beach House

Comments:

Phew! I'm finally able to post! :-) Since I'm away for a week, I don't have that much opportunity to check in with you guys, but I've seen some of the pics that were posted and they are great! And what a cool tidbit of info regarding Kim Cattral (sp?). Wouldn't that be a hoot if she really played AR's love interest in SnowCake. :-)

I miss you guys, hope to be back regularly at the end of this week.

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 08:12:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Oh, boy, does Bushie-boy have to take up every old grudge in the book?

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 06:23:00 PM

 

 

Name:

K.

Comments:

Thank you for the information, Emily! I saw this appeal a couple of weeks ago and wondered who had signed on. I'm not surprised that Alan has signed, as it is well-known that he(and Rima)espouse a Marxist/Communist philosophy. The 61st session of the UN Commission on Human Rights is currently meeting in Geneva, where this appeal was presented. The text of the appeal signed by Alan and others:

From: Alida Tellechea Ortiz, Centro de Prensa Internacional
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2005 11:56 AM
Subject: LLAMAMIENTO INTELECTUALES A FAVOR DE CUBA (Inglés)
Importance: High
A group of prestigious intellectuals, in solidarity with the noblest of causes, have united in the call to oppose the manipulation, yet again, of the Cuba issue at the Human Rights Commission in Geneva. Due to the opportunity and the unsurpassive character of the theme, Casa de las Americas has adhered to this text and hopes that our closest of friends will do the same. It is with this in mind that we request that you join with the signers below in support of this noble cause.

LET US STOP A NEW MANEUVER AGAINST CUBA

From March 14th to April 22nd,2005, the 61st session of the UN Commission on Human Rights will take place in Geneva,where once more the US government will try to pass a resolution against Cuba.

It is a manipulated and selective treatment of the topic to justify the intensification of the policy of blockade and aggressions by the greatest power on the planet against a small country, in violation of International Law. The Commission must represent every United Nations member State and ensure respect for the rights of all men and women worldwide. It is significant, however, that within the Commission, during the last year sessions, it was not possible to evaluate, not even to debate, the atrocious violations of human rights taking place in US prisons in Abuh Ghraib and Guantanamo.

The US government has no moral authority to set itself up as a judge of human rights in Cuba, where there is not a single case of missing persons, torture or extra judicial killing and where internationally recognized health, education and cultural levels have been reached despite the blockade.

We request the countries represented in the Commission not to allow it to be used to legitimize the Bush Administration's anti-Cuban aggressiveness, when the current war-mongering policy led by Washington makes predictable an eventual escalation of very serious consequences. We also call on journalists, writers, artists, professors, school teachers and social activists to address their governments and express by every possible means that this dangerous maneuver stop.


Monday, March 28th 2005 - 06:17:52 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

O Dear.....

Comments:

Again: Picture before Bedtime





Monday, March 28th 2005 - 04:36:33 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

AR joins protest against US's policy towards Cuba.

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 04:30:29 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

...Still in Twenthe ;)

Comments:

Ricky,

Twenthe (or Twente) is a district in east of The Netherlands! It is lyin'in the province Overijssel and Enschede is a city in Twente! My Dutch dialect is "Twents"..I also say "Goedgoan & Doe Heinig An!" (means something Like "keep it cool and live your life"(--> Carpe Diem!)

...Eeeh, do you get it???? I understand when it's a little bit complicated!.....Deeeeuuuhhh... ;)

A nice bedtime-picture





Monday, March 28th 2005 - 04:26:24 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

@Sniv - can you tell me / us the difference between the normal DVD and the other one? PLEASE! I have the DVD and would like to know WHAT I've bought ;o)


@Natasxxx - what is meant with "....Twenthe...." *looking puzzled*. Lucky you! Maybe your granny can not only help you but all of us - about non-seen treasures on this side :o)

Well - wishing everybody of you a wonderful good night (in Austria it is 23.06 in the evening)
Ricky



Monday, March 28th 2005 - 04:06:12 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

....Twenthe....

Comments:

Also wanna say @t Ricky great Russian site you found!

Though my grandmother comes from Russia she never thaught it to my mother! Pitty....Maybe when she visits me I can ask her what it all means! :)





Monday, March 28th 2005 - 03:48:40 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Hello,

Sorry I havent been in here as often as I used to...School starts for me tomorrow and well I spend most of my Easter breake with friends or working...lol And watched 2 AR films.

Galaxy Quest because one of my online friends and me exchanged GQ quotes - which made me wanna watch that one again.

And then I borrowed S&S the special edition of one of my friends. I only have the "normal" version...And I have always been dying to have a look at the "special features" ...

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 03:23:04 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

@Peekabooh - I don't know a word in Russian. It was just luck to find all this pictures *g*

Ricky

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 02:04:46 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

...Back @t home....

Comments:

@t Daydreamer,

You can also sign in at http://googlealert.com/edit.php and you must choose the "free" one and add 3 items you want receive daily alert from! So you put first the name of Alan Rickman etc.... :)


Monday, March 28th 2005 - 01:31:44 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Daydreamer, go to Google and search for Alan Rickman in News (not the usual search page). There is a little box with an envelope icon which says News Alerts (or something like that). Click it and it will take you to a box where you can set up alerts to youremail address. You need to put in Alan Rickman. Hope that helps

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 12:57:25 PM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

Could somebody tell me please, how do you get these Google Alerts? Cause I have set up an alert on this site - www.google.com/alerts - already a week ago, but I didn't got the news about K.Cattrall today. Strange... But I have seen more sites offering google alerts, so maybe I'm using the wrong one. ? Or it could be my email box too. ? I have no idea. Could somebody help me with this?
Thank you! :)

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 12:47:44 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Interesting site, Ricky, even though I can only look at the pictures! I especially like the little gallery of new charaacters in GoF. All the actors look well suited to their character apart from the guy who will be playing Karkaroff who looks far too sexy to what I imagined he would. I must go back and read the description in the book.

sue, isn;t it irritating when the credits get talked over, previewed etc. Why do they do that? I wish they would Zip It

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 12:16:48 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

We were watching an old Cadfael episode on Sky on Saturday night. Whilst watching the baddy I was getting strong Sheriff of Nottingham vibes but said nothing. Half way through Hubby says "Hmm, am I sensing someone watched Rickman here, or perhaps Rickman watched him?" I pointed out that Cadfael was made after RHPOT but at the end of the story, Sky did the usual "lets shrink the credits so we can advertise the next show" thing so couldn't make anything out.

Just checked out IMDb and sure enough the episode "Lady in the Ice" was made in 95 and one of the cast was Ronan Vibert! Isn't he the guy that people say looks a bit like an young AR? If it was him, he was doing some major ripping off to!!

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 11:16:31 AM

 

 

Name:

Tess

Homepage URL:

http://alanholic.boo.pl

Comments:

Welcome after Easter!

R. Joy, the font I used is called A Charming Font Superexpanded and I found it on A1Fonts

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 10:35:55 AM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Comments:

Great find Ricky, even the complete books (4 in English) are on this site. It´s too bad my Russian is not that very well though.

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 10:24:18 AM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

I just "stumbled" over this side: http://www.mythomania.ru/gallery_s/2.htm
There are a lot of pictures of AR I didn't know before. Maybe some of them are unknown for some of you too?!

And also lovely from Jason Isaacs.

Ricky

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 09:39:06 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

I was just going to ask if anyone had seen that Google alert (because we on this GB can think for ourselves!)I did not watch SitC because I cannot stand SJP. (Is it me? I always think she looks much older than she is trying to be. I think if I were a male character in SitC, it would be a double bagger job!)But I've seen a couple of interviews with KC (but no mention of SC) and she seems a laugh. But why is the good news for AR that he gets to do steamy scenes with her? Surely it's her who should get the good news!

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 09:32:51 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Yes Kim, the Clare Woodgate birth name for both Kim Cattrall AND Georgina Cates is just to weird to ignore. *scratching head*

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 08:44:23 AM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Comments:

Thanks for the exciting news about Snow Cake. I can´t wait...
If you are bored (as I am), why not take a little alanquiz and have some fun!

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 08:42:33 AM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Location:

UK

Comments:

Sue, Kimberley is right , it was from the Dogma conferences. Always amuses me that it looks like AR and LF are trying to ignore each other (other pics have nixed that idea, of course!).
Kimberley, SitC was shown over here and developed a pretty big following, but it seemed that people either fell into the loveit/hate it camp. With me it was the latter! (I was the same with Ally McBeal, not even Robert Downey Jnr could tempt me to watch that!). I mainly remember Kim Cattral from the 80's movie Mannequin, though I have heard of her reputation from SitC. Hee - hee "Alan Rickman In Steamy Romp Shocker!" - we might have to hold our breaths for that one - LOL!

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 08:31:02 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I about dropped my cup of tea when I read that news alert, Kimberly! First we had Jennifer Tilley, then Carrie Anne Moss, and now Kim Cattrall. Of the three, though I have to admit, KC would be my choice. Its going to be interesting to see how this pans out.

No word from Dreambook today but maybe their expert will get things fixed. I did make a little progress last night in finding a possible new option.

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 08:28:49 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Blimey getting to post in here is like trying to break into the Bank Of England!!

Thanks K, yes we did get Sex in the City here but we never saw any of it. The way TV viewing tends to work in our house is if my husband doesn't fancy the leading ladies then we don't get to see it!! Unfortunately he has very strange tastes!!LOL

He does like Sigourney Weaver though so we get to see Galaxy Quest and maybe we shall even see SnowCake too!!;)
We managed Love Actually for Laura Linney and he doesn't mind Emma either!

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 08:14:11 AM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

It was a huge hit in the Netherlands as well. I felt very sorry when it stopped!

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 07:31:06 AM

 

 

Name:

K.

Comments:

Sue, that pic is from Kevin Smith's "Dogma" website. It has been around for awhile. Thanks for posting it, though!

Maybe you didn't get "Sex in the City" in the U.K.? This series, with Sarah Jessica Parker, was a huge hit for HBO in the USA. Kim Cattrall played the sexually voracious "Samantha." Her scenes were always veeery graphic.

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 06:55:42 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Don't know anything about Kim Cattrall other than she had good reviews in the London play she is in at the mo. Am I to take it she does raunchy roles or something??

I came here earlier to post this:





but unfortunately I have still had a lot of big issues trying to creep up on this page and then get anything on. (I tend to sneek in via one of the other pages LOL).
Found that picture on alanrickman lj Has anyone seen it before?

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 06:48:29 AM

 

 

Name:

Kimberly

Comments:

Could this be true?!? I just got this Google Alert:

KIM CATTRALL knocked alluringly around big and small screens for years until her defining role as the casually promiscuous Samantha of Sex and the City. Since putting her clothes back on after the HBO series folded, Kim has appeared in the recent Ice Princess, which does not look as if it will make anybody's career.
Kim also has produced and directed a documentary on sex through the centuries and is currently on the boards in a London West End production of Whose Life Is It Anyway? She has garnered excellent notices as a paralyzed woman who wants to die.

Now this native of Liverpool, who seems so utterly American, wants to continue her British invasion. She will make an English movie. Gina Carter and Andrew Eaton of Revolution Films jumped at the chance to star Kim in Snow Cake, which she'll shoot as soon as her play ends.

Kim will portray a vamp who begins an affair with a man grieving for his lost son. That man is Alan Rickman, often arch and often a villain, but not here, apparently. The good news for Rickman is that the role requires steamy scenes with Cattrall.

Even though Kim is getting her wish to make a British movie, filming will be in Canada. But Kim is cool. She grew up in Canada, after her parents emigrated from England.


##############################

Okay, I did some quick checking on the internet, and found no other mentions of this. Can you imagine Alan with Samantha Jones? WooBoy!!;) I also found a piece of interesting trivia while checking up on Ms. Cattrall's activities: Her birth name is "Clare Woodgate," and she was born in Liverpool, England. Clare Woodgate is the birth name of Georgina Cates who played "Stella" in an AABA. How weeerd!!

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 06:13:02 AM

 

 

Name:

Vicki

Location:

Los Angeles

Comments:

Have been so busy lately that I haven't been able to post...but when I get the chance, I read every word that's been written and enjoy all the wonderful pictures!! I especially liked Elaine's Cadbury Egg....mmmmm, delicious.

Sonoma, could you post a little more info on the Hitcherhiker's Guide run at the El Capitain? When will it be there? Will they have anything extra going on (like they sometimes do at the "El Cap"). Thanks and I hope you all enjoyed your Easter weekend. Thanks again for all the wonderful pictures. You guys are the greatest!

Monday, March 28th 2005 - 03:24:17 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

.....Lente in Twente!......

Comments:

Two more pictures of Alan & Emma! (2001!)

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Monday, March 28th 2005 - 01:51:42 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Whew! Work getting in the way there. The blue background pics come from the Love Actually Press Conference which was about the time you said AFNH, I think. I know there are lots of him making strange faces. I wish I had made it to Bowness but it was a bit of a squeeze to fit in as I was off to a warm and sandy place for a few months at the time. You caan put that on my wish list when I get a time travelling machine, second to seeing PL, of course.

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 09:03:40 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Thanks for the "Peeps" lesson. Can't think of an equivalent that we have here though, except for "sugar Mice". Just keep sending the RPCs!


Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 08:58:24 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

A Very Happy Easter, everyone!

martha - that looks like an event to blag your way on to. I'd enjoy a spot of gnome-flinging, wonder how they're going to stage the Quidditch though - you'd need danger money!

Peekabooh - thanks for the link to that article, the writer certainly understands the Man's appeal.

Elaine, thanks for the giant Creme Egg and the Man all in one pic - heaven! - that's what I call an Easter Egg.

Natasxxx - thanks for the link to that blue background pic - I've only ever seen small thumbnails of it. It was taken the week before Bowness, if I remember rightly. I have been busy with the Clone tool and you can find it here. I hope it is OK, as I've had a glass or 2 of wine and the vision is going (is his nose straight?). I agree with Elaine about working up close, but when the watermark is over the face, there is always the ever present danger of giving him a "trout pout"!

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 06:46:00 PM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

north of here

Comments:

Just found this on Suzanne's GB(at its new location): Academics to study Harry's Hogwarts, where, "They will stage a mock trial of Snape, the potions master at Hogwarts' School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.”

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 06:01:15 PM

 

 

Name:

Barbara

Location:

New Zealand

Comments:

Thanks Peekabooh for posting that article. It was very perceptive.

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 05:57:46 PM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

north of here

Comments:

Peekabooh – Like the pic, but can’t see it very well. It’s demanding a password for the larger size.

Elaine – peeps are (supposedly) edible marshmallow... things, in awful colors and shaped like bunnies and chicks. Chicks are the original shape, hence the name. They are sugar and food coloring. Wonderful, in a totally repulsive way.

Well, by the time the GB let me think about posting, Claudia had answered the peeps question. But she forgot PURPLE, they come in (VERY) purple, too.

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 05:46:41 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Oh my goodness, Elaine! I thought "peeps" were international! Let me see if I can explain. "Peeps" can only be purchased at Easter time just like the Cadbury Creme Eggs. They come in two shapes now. When they were first produced there was only one shape....chicks (hence the name "peeps"). A little later came the Easter Bunny shape. Anyway, they are these little marshmellow sweet masses covered in a crunchy sugar coating in spring colors--pink, yellow, blue, and I think I've seen them in green too. The color does not indicate a flavor for they all taste the same--sweet and one can easily get sick of them quickly. LOL

DreamBook has always answered my requests for help. It might not always be the answer I want to hear but they have always responded no matter what. What shocked me is that poor Dan is working on Easter. I really didn't expect a response until tomorrow or Tuesday.

Natasxxx, that is a cool wallpaper! Thanks.

LOL I agree on that pic from NY PL, Elaine. I've always thought he was not to pleased with the photographer. We all know how protective he is of his woman!

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 05:33:25 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Peeps? That must have taken ages to do. Are these "Peeps" toys, sweets or something made for the site?

Peekabooh, that pic was taken in New York when he was doing PL. I always think he is about to shout "p*ss off" at the photographer. Love his taste in coffee though!

Glad to hear that you have had an answer from DB Claudia. Let's hope they will sort it all out. No problem so far tonight.

M & S Shortbread all gone now but replaced by huge tin of "Quality Street". Lucky it wasn't "Roses" but still too tempting. Glad I'm off next week!

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 04:46:13 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

I'm in a very chocolate_mood :)

Comments:

@t PeekaBooh,

I use PaintShopPro! I "pruts" a lot in it! (You know what I mean! ;) )

And I made another one!






Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 02:59:20 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Comments:

Here is one of Alan and Rima I haven´t seen before... But maybe you have!



Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 02:51:34 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

This just in from Dan with DreamBook.

I'm sorry for the recent DreamBook problems you've been experiencing.
Our DreamBook expert is taking a look at it and hopes to have it resolved shortly. DreamBook overall is affected, not just ones not hosted on a site with us.

I feel sure they will get things fixed soon.

R. Joy, Tess is away for a few days so it may be a while before she can get back on your font question. BTW, I'm so glad to see you again!

Ali-Pat is the one that sent the Peep Research site. It is cute as can even....even though I am digging a couple of yellow peeps from my carpet this morning! LOL

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 02:37:47 PM

 

 

Name:

R. Joy (tina_als_girl)

Comments:

Wow. I *finally* made it through to the guestbook!

Just wanted to say that although I'm very quiet, I visit and read this guestbook every day, and I really enjoy all the pictures and discussions that go on.

Thanks, Claudia, for that link to the Peep Research page... That was so adorable!

I was wanting to ask if anyone knows what kind of font was used in that Alanholic Easter greeting. That font is really cool!

TTYL!

Joy

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 02:28:57 PM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

Elaine: Thank you! :) I'm removing these watermarks from pictures when I have free time. I like to play with details and I love puzzles. And removing wms is something like a puzzle + you can study every detail of AR's face. ;) :))

Peekabooh: Oh, thanx for reminding that wonderful article. It's so beautifully written. I think, that whoever wrote that, is Alans fan. :)

Natasxxx: great wallpaper! Thank you for sharing. :)

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 02:07:46 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Oh Claudia, that is cute...!!! Thanks for sharing.

Natasxxx (CreaMuts! LOL) did you make that wallpaper? If yes how did you do that? What programm did you use?


Enjoy your days off *blink*!

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 01:44:25 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Ohh this is just to cute not to share! Ali-Pat sent me this link Thursday. Peep Research

Just to cute.




Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 01:10:25 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

...still lookin' for the last egggg!

Comments:





Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 12:31:10 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Happy Easter everyone!!

Hope you all have a lovely day.

Oh, and thanks for all the lovely pics--

Elaine, I love the one with the Cadbury egg!

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 12:18:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Vayda

Comments:

Wishing everyone on this message board a very Happy Easter!




Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 10:41:26 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Peekaboo, good find on that article. Another fan of AR!

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 10:37:37 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Never mind - Cambridge will win next year! I am always a bit split on boat race day because I used to live near Oxford and I love the city, but my Mum's side of the family all come from Cambridgeshire and I love that city, too. I think I err towards the fens!

Wow, got here with no probs! Just watching "Hook" on tv. I really like Dustin Hoffmann's Hook. (Sorry, JI fans!) Oh, and RHPoT was on UK Gold a couple of days ago. Had a nice "fix" of George just as Easter Bunny 2I was off to work. Hope you all had a lovely Easter Day.

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 10:33:28 AM

 

 

Name:

Gutted

Location:

Ebgland

Comments:

Oxford won!! And I lost a fiver!!:((((((((

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 09:32:54 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Last weekend, it was Elaine that had to do the catching up. This weekend, its Sabine. We miss you Sabine.

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 09:31:58 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Ask hubby what's with the hushing??? LOL I'm not in Cambridge but for a friend and the £££....

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 09:31:20 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Ouch! The Thermian leg splitter curse? Sounds soooo painful. LOL I haven't had an answer from DreamBook yet. Since its Easter weekend, maybe we will hear from them on Monday.....if I don't find us a new home today!

Sue, I can sympathize with you on the file names. Until recently I was relying solely on directory names but I've found that doesn't always help.

All the pics are fabulous! YAY!!! Kaat! Lovely work! I like the cap of PL and the motorcycle but I can't believe an eBay seller is trying to sell a screen cap. No wait a minute....it is eBay so I suppose it isn't that hard to believe!

A good review of CME, Natasxxx. I get so tickled watching Sinclair spit out fact after fact after fact. And then on the Gloria Hunniford interview he says in reference to the part being written for him "I don't know what that says about me."

sonoma, I really can't wait for HHG2tG! As much as NOT a fan of sci-fi I am, I really am looking forward to at least 2 hours of constant laughter!

I don't know about yall, but I have four little children that look a lot alike this, this morning. *grin*




Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 09:03:51 AM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Thanks Claudia!! Just finished a rather alcoholic family turkey lunch and are now waiting for the Boat Race to begin!! There is money riding on it so I would appreciate some cheering for Cambridge if you please!!

During lunch younger son mentioned that he thought RHPOT was on over Easter! Father quickly hushed him and said it was probably on yesterday!! Hmmm.......... must get the listings mag out

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 09:00:38 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:



Have a beautiful day everyone!

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 08:38:41 AM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

@ Peekabooh - what an interesting article, thank you! Well - and what a shock. Another film were he is dying in ;o(
Ricky

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 08:35:36 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

....Found a EasterEgg!

Comments:

@t PeekaBooh: Now you know one 'Twents' (my Dutch-dialect!) word! :)

Did some "snooping", found 2 more pictures I didn't know of...or is it aware?

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Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 08:05:02 AM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Thanks Natasxxx for explaining.

I was "googling" around and stumbled over this article from last year. So nothing new but nice te read.

Happy Easter to all of you!

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 06:57:17 AM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

Comments:

i saw there was a pryer in Vatikan on TV.. which there were a bunch of people there.. is Mr Rickman go to Vatikan too?

Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 06:08:35 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

found Dumpty.....

Comments:

PeekaBooh,

Sloaperd means a guy who haven't got a clue that someone is using him....

Richard was so obessessed by Natalie that he (well at the end where he is "kid {-sis ;)}napping" Nat, the "bell finally rang"!!!) didn't (or wouldn't) see that she was usin' him!


Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 03:32:18 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Likewise, Lucy.

It's taken me all night to get here! I was going to say that the bloke selling the pics on ebay also has some of Jason Isaacs. I know that a few of his fans visit here sometimes. Have no idea what the pics are like, as I'm not a fan, although all I've read of him, he seems a nice guy.

You beat me to it, Daydreamer but well done. I find getting rid of watermarks is a very relaxing way to pass the time - and you get to look at AR in close up!

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 10:19:49 PM

 

 

Name:

Pam

Location:

Massachusetts

Comments:

Happy Easter everyone! I know it sounds strange, but our "tradtional" Easter dinner has become meeting at a chinese restuarant for the buffet. It seems it is catching on more and more, as more families seem to be joining us! (LOL) We also had out library Bake/plant sale last week and I really baked up a storm with cakes and making dark chocolate bunnies, easter egss etc. Thanks again for all your wonderful pics and information on AR. You guys are terrific-see you on Monday after the holiday-stay safe and enjoy. Pam

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 09:38:54 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Sorry, that email message was for Elaine, not Emily! My brain is mush.

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 08:01:40 PM

 

 

Name:

Kaat

Location:

Belgium

Comments:

Barbara, I know it's strange. It has something to do with the way I saved the pictures on my computer. Something went wrong. Glad it's only on the thumbnails!

So we haven't been punished (yet) ;O)

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 07:07:55 PM

 

 

Name:

Barbara

Location:

New Zealand

Comments:

Sorry, panic over. If I actually click on the photo to look at it better, the word "sample" disappears. It is only on the icon on the My Pictures page. Very strange, though.

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 06:58:26 PM

 

 

Name:

Barbara

Location:

New Zealand

Comments:

This is very weird. I saved the non-watermarked pictures of roof top and flowers but when I went back into "My Pictures" the watermarks had come back. The Harbour and Thinking ones were fine. Maybe I have been punished!

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 06:50:11 PM

 

 

Name:

Zzzzz

Comments:

About "page cannot be found". If you Yahoo Search a page, and then click on the word "cached" you get the page (usually from a previous date), but then click on the words, "current page" and you get to the page you were looking for. I just had to do it to get Suzanne's GB.

Wondering why AR and Emma's faces look so pink...sometimes AR's face looks tan, on the other hand. If you've met him, how does he usually look?

All the stars in Hollywood seem to keep themselves tan. (Although in ballet, very pale, white skin was preferred as an artistic preference, like in Degas's day), it's one of those ways in which actor/actress vary their appearance, I suppose. I get a magazine that shows hundreds of pictures of celebrities in varying appearance, but darn, no AR; I guess his determination to be private is working too well!

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 06:45:06 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Oh, Emily, Kaat, great pictures!

Kaat: I want to take picture number two and put it in a little frame to keep on my nightstand as inspiration for good dreams...oh, yeah, I'm married. I can't do that. Oh, well...

Emily: LOVE those stained-glass window pics! I haven't forgotten about you, btw. I've just been very busy with little boys lately. Will email you sometime soon, hopefully.

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 06:35:57 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh (a little stressed to get this posted)

Comments:

Believe it or not, even I (as a real Dutch "gal") have troubles with the Twents Dialect. That is to say I prefer the spoken version over the written version. So Natasxxx, by sloaperd, do you mean sluiperd (a sneaky kind of guy)? But isn´t AR as Sinclair the most handsome, astonishing, breathtaking, gorgeous (sorry, got carried away a little) guy you have ever seen?

This is going to be a short night for us Dutch girls (as well for all the European countries I believe) cause they will skip an hour in time. I better get some sleep ....

Goodnight and search for those eggs!

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 06:11:40 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

...searching for Humpty.....

Comments:

First : great job Grilzzz!!!! Ebay pictures are great "un-watermarked" ;)

I watched CME! Well, I find it somehow a beautiful movie ( except the brother and sister "thing"....) Alan played Sinclair wonderful (a "facts-Freak"!)...Its difficult to find the right words now...I know how to say my opinion on this movie in Dutch but its difficult to translate some "words" into Enlish because they are in my Dutch-Dialect!

Natalie well I believe she used Richard (she is saying constantely: "Pretend it never happened"...Why? Because it did happen!)

Richard: well (her comes my Dutch-dialect word) is a "sloaperd"!

Anyhow: Sinclair was even @t the end a real "gentleman"!

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 04:55:33 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

The guest book certainly has been sporting some nice visuals lately--what a dizzying array of new (to me) AR photos! I'm in grateful awe of everyone's hard work.

Just got an ad in the mail today for The Hitchhiker's Guide at the El Capitan. There'll be an exhibit of props next door which should be fun if I can get out there. Looks pretty good--I hope it will be!

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 04:02:37 PM

 

 

Name:

Kaat

Location:

Belgium

Comments:

I think I have figured it out, let's see if this works:










Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 03:26:55 PM

 

 

Name:

Kaat

Location:

Belgium

Comments:

The new pictures are great! I have dewatermarked the other two Ebay pictures. I will try and post them a bit later, when the guestbook acts 'normal' and after I have figured out how to post a thumbnail.
BTW: do you need an ebay account to see the larger version of pictures that are up for sale?

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 03:13:34 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Thanks Emily, I think there are a couple of others out there too!

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 02:18:31 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Here's that other Ivy pic ...

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Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 01:39:09 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Thanks Daydreamer -- nice work.

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 01:33:30 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Nice one Daydreamer. I have been rummaging away in old Netscape files looking for the other stained glass pix with Emma Thompson but all to no avail (Of course not helped by the fact I named them things like ebay3 and nickedpic2 LOL!!

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 01:31:05 PM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

And the last one. Away goes the watermark... ;)

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 01:13:58 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Thanks for the information on the stained glass picture and the watermark magic on Cannes (it is Cannes, 1999). I knew someone would come through.

The one where he's sitting in front of the flowers is Venice 1997.

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 12:47:09 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

I have to go for Cannes too. Re the Ivy lunch, is one of those pics the one with AR & ET signing a huge poster or something? Makes you wonder what other pics maybe out there in cyberland and beyond?

I had to use the Thermian leg splitter curse to get to the posting page, Claudis. We are not the only ones to be suffering this though.

Thanks for that Daydreamer. The more the merrier!

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 11:38:23 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Well I am plumping for Cannes 1999

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 11:33:18 AM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Very nice!! Sort of Welcome form Cannes (Or Nice!)

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 11:28:54 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

We love the watermarkless pics!!! Thanks and you gals are fast!

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 10:27:36 AM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

Elaine: Great work removing that watermark! :)

I have removed the wm from the bay picture. Hope you like it. :)

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 10:17:07 AM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

It has been many years ago since I was there but I think those pics are taken in Cannes. Could that be the Carlton Hotel??? Any French poster who know for sure???

Happy Easter to all!

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 09:12:21 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia (off to make breakfast for four of the best little kids in the world--with the new pictures in mind!)

Location:

GA

Comments:

Happy Saturday, everyone!!!! And what a wonderful day Elaine, Emily, and Humpty Dumpty *grin* have made it!

Elaine, the Easter wallpaper is jaw dropping fantastic! Sue, I think we may have found a difference between the both of us because I love Creme Eggs. LOL

Emily, those new pics are an extraordinary find! And a beautiful site to wake up too. YAY!!!

Thanks Judy (*waving* email soon) and Sue for information from where the pics are from. I just wonder where they have been hiding!

The Dreambook gremlins have been in full force since they did the database maintenance earlier this week. I have helpdesk ticket in about the "the page can not be found" message everyone (including myself) is getting. There has been no answer as of yet. I've found when I get that message, if I go to a couple of other sites and then try the gb again, the page will load. So, if you're willing to jump through hoops, hold your mouth right, and sing "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" three times, you should be able to post. I apologize everyone...its beyond my control. I hope they will get everything cleared up soon.




Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 08:25:06 AM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

Ricky:
From foreign languages I can speak only german and english. But I would really love to speak some more.
I love Bon Jovi too. :) And Die Toten Hosen are great! (I can watch here also VIVA and german MTV, so I know a lot of german groups and singers ;) )

Emily and the others who have posted these great pictures - THANK YOU! Alan looks really gorgeous!

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 06:41:44 AM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

north of here

Comments:

Elaine - very nice!

Great new pics - thanks! I think I've seem the 4th one before, but not the others.

Come on Ladies, someone has to recognise the harbor!

Hope this posts - the gremlins are out in force...

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 06:06:23 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Nice work Elaine and love the Creme egg too (even though I must be one of the few people who loathe Creme eggs!!)
I'm guessing that the top 2 pix might be Cannes (or wherever they went) at Dogma time?
I agree with Judy about that other one, there are a whole selection of pix taken there with Emma Thompson that are very nice but I have only ever seen small and watermarked.

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 06:06:08 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Thinking about it, the seller must be lucky enough to have access to a press agency or photo library. Wonder how that affects copywright? Not that I'm complaining. Just did this - a might too quickly, had difficulty with oneeye which was almost covered by the wm - before I get off to sleep. I hate having to kip on such a beautifl day but would not be much use tonight if I did not! And now I shall have sweet dreams!




Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 04:54:35 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Those new pics: Tongue Out 1

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 04:01:44 AM

 

 

Name:

Judy

Location:

Australia

Comments:

Elaine, that photo was taken at a breakfast at The Ivy in Lond to launch ActionAid Week - I only have a clipping (without date!!!) but seem to recall it to be between 2000 and 2001.

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 03:53:36 AM

 

 

Name:

HumptyDumpty

Location:

somewhere over the rainbow

Comments:

Emily, I put the Ebay pictures tumbnailed here (hope you don't mind!)...!?

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Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 12:58:14 AM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

What a lovely photo of AR! Anyway, I saw the little mentions about The Fat Lady and Cornelius Fudge, what about Madam Pomfrey, the nurse? Wasn't she the Mom in S&S?

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter and/or Happy Spring!

Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 12:37:00 AM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

I'm having a hard time posting, so I don't want to chance going over to Photobucket and making a thumbnail and then coming back here and not getting in. So, I apologize in advance that this pic is so big.

There are a whole bunch of "new and rare" photos on EBay that were posted March 25. I think they're from the same person who was selling those blue shots earlier this week. I have never seen this picture -- does anyone know where it was taken? Looks within the past 5 years. And if anyone would care to do some magic on it ...

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Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 12:23:57 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

Uk

Comments:

It must be dreambook themselves who need shooting. Seems like Suzanne's GB is suffering from the same gremlins.

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 10:37:11 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Here's a quicky:




Claudia, those wrist band things are getting very popular amongst slebs. There was one which was supposed to be given out to kids about bullying but the kids could not get them because slebs like Beckham (yuk) were picking them up to wear!

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 10:13:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Howdy, y'all. Happy Easter, everyone!

Sue, I was listening to the TV because I was in another room on the computer at the time. I don't think the LotSW would be the same without all the wonderful sight gags, do you? BTW: thanks for letting me know I was right!

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 09:18:30 PM

 

 

Name:

Zzzzz

Comments:

Happy Easter to all you who celebrate, and may I recommend a movie about redemption, "Levity".

I kept getting the "Page cannot be found" message, but got here finally, what's up with that?

Sue, speaking of chainsaws, we lost three trees to storms this year and even though we have hundreds in our woodland, the ones that fell landed on the lawn, now they must be sawed and burned, darn! as a city girl who grew up with few trees, it's awful.

That's all for me, I wanted to post my "Easter Bunny", but no longer have it on file, so think white bunny with pastel eggs made out of keyboard characters, stay well.

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 08:19:54 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Natasxxx - no I wasn't being funny, just that I can't ever imagine a bicycle beyond help!LOL (short of it being runover) I have rescued many derelict bikes in the past!!
Like the idea of a "glow in the dark" Alan too;))

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 05:20:04 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

@Natasxxx - catch AABA, lucky girl you are! I would to, if I had the possibility. Maybe a get - about eboy, when it is released in Netherlands! *hoping*
Ricky

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 04:53:17 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Hmmmm, since he attended the "Make Poverty History" rally last month, I wonder if he is sporting one of these. Make Poverty History Wristband

And whether he is sporting one or not, I wonder where I can get a hold of one???

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 03:56:41 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

O dear...

Comments:

Sue, did I say something funny? Beyond help? Sorry, but I don't gett his one!

My brain had also a "collapse"...






I will need that!!!

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 03:02:40 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Collapsed bicycle sounds nasty!! And beyond help sounds even worse! I didn't know a bike could get beyond help;) Anyway hope you enjoy CME when you get to see it (Sinclair.....drool.......)
Been a fairly pleasant Good Friday and hubby has been attacking ancient rhododendrons with a chainsaw in the garden (well it keeps him out of the house...)

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 02:33:58 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

....Well...Had some bad luck....

Comments:

Girls, I wanted to watch CME this afternoon (friday) but unfortunately my bycicle had a collapse and because I'm depended on it my brother-in-law and I were very busy to fixed it (with no luck...it is ready for the dump...)..

So I've planned it now for this evening & when I've watched it will bring out my "report"....!

And have a NICE EASTER! (Don't eat to much eggs!!!)

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 02:26:07 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Good ear Lucy!! Yes Wallace is Peter Sallis from Last of the Summer Wine fame. You say you were listening? Is there a radio version, I only know the TV and wonder how it would go down in the States?

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 02:12:11 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Richard Harris died before Azkaban was made. In fact, Chamber of Secrets was his very last movie. Harris's family wanted Peter O'Toole to play Dumbledore, but Michael Gambon was chosen instead. I still want O'Toole to be in a Potter movie, maybe as Lucius Malfoy's father.

The Fat Lady in the third film is Dawn French from the Vicar of Dibley. She can be seen opposite Mr. Rickman in Claudia's clip of the British comedy Girls on Top.

Oh, and I have a question for all you British Comedy lovers. I was listening to Last of the Summer Wine (I love that one!), and I heard a very familiar voice, the one of Wallace from Wallace and Gromit. Is that the same actor?

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 01:52:59 PM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

Comments:

Who's that woman in second picture? she's grabbing Mr.Rickman arm..

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 12:48:33 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

No gremlins for a change at the moment. Cheeleader Jump

Watching a really good "feel good" film. I love Bollywood and Asian things in general so I am really enjoying "Bride and Prejudice". If you love those big Bollywood type musical pieces then you have to watch it.Brilliant and really cheers you up.

Who said AR should have been in Gosford Park? I so agree! The film is excellent but it would only have been enhanced by his presence. I wish he would do more of those kind of films, a la S & S. I could see him in "English Patient" too which is one of my all time favourites. Not sure which part though. Don't think he would have suited RF's part. Maybe the bloke with the airplane. I SO want to see him in uniform!

Anyway, thanks for all the Easter messages. Hopefully will have something to show at some time, but for now, Happy Easter!Bunny

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 12:19:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thank you, Sue! His name was on the tip of my tongue but I just couldn't spit it out. I remember him as Saffy's boyfriend in Absolutely Fabulous

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 11:22:06 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Claudia the little guy with AR in that pic is Tom Hollander. He played George V in the wonderful Lost Prince by Poliakoff. He was also in the wonderful Gosford Park (AR could have had the Charles Dance part!)

Ricky - Hope you enjoy The Talented Mr Ripley, I did. Jude Law was excellent even though I don't subscribe to the whole Jude is God thing.

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 11:06:16 AM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

P.S

Comments:

And a happy Easter to all of you, who are happy enough to go away for some days and of course the one too, who have to stay at home - like me.

And for those, who are able and interested to read a German HP-Side, which is interesting. No Forum, but a lot of information about spells, figures and so on in alphabetical order:
http://harrypotter.fassbar.de/

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 10:39:02 AM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

@ Daydreamer - in Austria we only can learn English at school, beginning with the age of 10 and if you visit a Grammar School you have to learn French or Latin too. Sometimes one can chose a third foreign language like Italian or Spanish, depends on.
As I didn't do so - visiting then a Commercial School - I have only learned English, but had the chance to learn Russian, which I didn't use because I would have preferred another language like French or Italian (in both languages I took courses as an adult - just for fun). Russian is a too difficult language IMO because of the writing.
We have BBC1 too, and 2 American News-Channels, one French, one Italian, a Turkish.....
And of course it is really good, listening to TV in another language. I should do this much more often, because especially my French is that poor in the meantime, lazybones me.
Mia / Heike Makatsch - you've known her too? What a surprise! I watched this channel RTL1 "Bravo-TV" for years, because I have been a huge fan of the Irish Group "The Kelly Family" and I am still one of "Die Toten Hosen" and love Bon Jovi... I think you know them all *smile*

@ kathy - oh, one can have a good laugh about foreigners, using the language wrong ;o( Once, long ago, being on my honeymoon in Egypt, one guy of our group asked me for the word of "Kette" in English. Well, he wanted to by a necklace. And I sent him in in the juweller's shop with the word "chain" ;o( But the shopkeeper was polite enough not to laugh at him. THAT "chain" always comes to my mind when I see this funny necklace-scne with AR and Mr.Bean *laugh*

@ Claudia - Cornelius Fudge and the Fat Lady: You are making jokes about us, aren't you? *badgirlyouare* Can't barely believe that there is any film with AR you don't know.
But I have to suggest, I realised that Robert Hardy was in S&S (not knowing his name before, now all the HP-films before S&S), but Elizabeth Sprigg's face seemed only to be familiar to me *g*.

BTW - in the third film HP-film, PoA, there is an other actress playing "The Fat Lady". Didn't she sign up again or, what I don't hope, has she left us like Richard Harris (who was much better as "Headmaster Dumbledore" than the you one, IMO) Does anybody know about this?

And I really was much annoyed yesterday, being disturbed when just adoring AR ;o))


Dogma - I've just read that in the Region 1-DVD, only available in the USA, there are two DVDs in the box?! The one I was able to order has as extras just 4 short interviews (unfortunately not with AR) and the trailer and some Trailers with Ben Afleck and Matt Damon. No directors command or something like this.
I'm looking forward to see "The talented Mr.Ripley" with Matt at Easter. Have never seen it before, just know the really good book from Patricia Highsmith.

Ricky

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 10:35:36 AM

 

 

Name:

Sharen

Location:

FL

Comments:

Right in one, Claudia! Sorry I totally forgot about monitor sizes--hope it wasn't too much torture to look through all the lovely pics :)
Thanks so much--this is the first time I've wanted to post an image (I'm more a fan of AR's lovely voice and fascinating personality in interviews, benefits, and other "real world" events), so at this rate I'm content to wait until you post directions (or until I stumble across another gem).

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 10:35:15 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Oops, one more I let get by. Daydreamer, your eyes and lips wallpaper is to die for! Thanks.

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 10:23:32 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

E-mail address:

flipper828@aol.com

Comments:

Oy vey! Am I ever thankful its Friday! I hope DreamBook will be back to its usual self before long. I know its been frustrating.

I have been so pre-occupied this past week that I found I've overlooked a lot of things I wanted to comment about so please bear with me as I get caught up, everyone.

First, I want to echo kathy's praise of all our friends here that speak/post English as a second language. We have such a universal group here and it really is fantastic to see. I don't know first hand but I do understand the difficulties in posting to boards in another language and I really appreciate your efforts to be a part of our group.

In reference to "Trinity and Alan". It would be nice to see Snow Cake's Alan in a pair of black leather pants, wouldn't it? *grin*

Peekabooh, it is amazing what a good night's sleep will do for a brain! LOL

Ricky, I can sympathize with your annoyance when a telemarketer interrupts an AR film! It happens to me all the time! Shame on them! Also, thanks for the German Snape forum. I'm sure some of our German speaking folks will enjoy it. Suzanne's Alan Rickman Guest Book is an AR Internet institution. Her wonderful site along with SuzyQ's site were the first I encountered when I did my very first AR search! Thanks Suzanne and SuzyQ for assisting me in those very early AR days!

Elaine! Marks and Spencer! I wish they would get with the times and start selling internationally!

Lucy, Cornelius Fudge and Fat Lady??? *grin* Are these HP characters?

Natasxxx, wonderful news about the Netherlands AABA DVD! Do you know if there are any extras? Oh and we would all love to read your comments about CME if you have seen it! Reviews of AR films are always welcome here.

Sharen, email me if you would like me to help you with a PhotoBucket account. I hope to, one day, post the directions. For the site that you posted, the number of rows and the way the images lay out is determined by the resolution of each individual's monitor. For instance, I only get 5 rows of pictures. So I used your descriptions and I think I identified the two pictures you were talking about. If I'm wrong, don't hesitate to tell me....LOL....it won't be the first time nor the last!

Was the first pic you described, this one? The name of the guy next to him escapes me at the moment but I'm sure someone here can help us out.



The second pic is really a wild guess. This one was taken at the RHPoT premiere and the woman next to him is one of the famous mystery women he has been seen escorting to various premieres. As far as I know, she still remains a mystery in the AR online world.





Friday, March 25th 2005 - 09:34:17 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Daydreamer, please thank your friend for the adorable Easter card!

Here's one that Tess asked me to post for her because she is going to be away for a few days. Thank you Tess and have a good Easter!


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Friday, March 25th 2005 - 09:00:21 AM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

This morning I woke up and the first thing that was on my mind was; there are 2 o´s in too (referring to my icon). So you see what a good sleep can do for you! Don´t tell me no one noticed my mistake..... Hey you can tell me! So here it is again;




Natasxxx, did you watch CME yet? I wanna know what you think of it!

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 07:58:01 AM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

Mariana, friend of mine from AR cz fanclub made a Happy Easter card and cause she can not speak english, she asked me to post it in her name. So everyone: "Happy Easter!" :)

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 06:53:22 AM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Natasxxx - hopefully if it is coming out in the Netherlands, it should be coming out in the UK soon, too.

Elaine - know what you mean about quality AR time, I'm hoping to fit some in over the next week too!

And nice TatEoW graphics, everyone!

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 05:40:07 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

....Moonstruck....

Comments:






I've heard a rumour that they will bring out AABA here in the Netherlands on DVD in april...Hopefully it is not just a rumour......

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 01:18:15 AM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Watched Sense and Sensibility again tonight. I didn't realize that both Cornelius Fudge and the original Fat Lady were also in that movie!

Friday, March 25th 2005 - 12:56:30 AM

 

 

Name:

Sharen

Location:

FL

Comments:

This site has a whole lot of little pics Rickmania.com. I'm most intrigued by the left-most pic in the 7th row (cool striped pants and the top-button-only jacket) and the third from the right in the 6th row (a clear one with the RHPOT mystery woman).
I'd like to post thumbnails, but I don't want to hotlink and I'm unfortunately clueless about how to add an image to the ARDLHGB Photobucket.

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 09:06:12 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Catching up now, having been busy doing things I should have done ages ago. And now somebody has left us a tin of Marks & Spencer Luxury Shortbread - and I've been so good on my diet!

Wallpapers, pics, etc - brighten up my day as usual. Thanks everyone. I wish I had some time to do something creative for a change. Have a week off next week though. I need some quality AR time!

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 07:46:11 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Of course I meant Tango at the End of Winter, must have been my sleepy head.

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 06:31:13 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands (past midnight over here)

Comments:

Hi all! Yes yes yes I´m so happy I can read this GB again. Gosh I had a boring day, nothing to post, nothing to read, what else is there to do......?
I love your new wallpaper Sue. All these Tango of the End of Winter pics inspired me to make this icon:




Thanks everyone for all the lovely pics and wonderful links. You guys are the best! Have a nice evening/night everyone.

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 06:24:12 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

All of you lovely people who do not have English as your first language--You are all doing just fine--don't worry about your English it is great and we can understand every word. So keep posting--with abandon!!!! I admire anyone who has mastered a foreign language. I am sure my pitiful French would send French people to the floor laughing hysterically!! (My brother was in Paris recently and asked an ice cream vendor for a strawberry ice cream and mangled the language so bad he had the ice cream vendor busted up laughing! course you have to know my brother to know how silly he can be.)

You are among friends who accept you, and your English just the way you are.

Thanks also for the pics, wall papers and snow cake links, can't wait.


Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 05:53:39 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Nice paper Daydreamer:))

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 05:40:11 PM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

Ricky:
Don't worry. SWARF is not too advanced - there are people from all over the world. And it's a lot of fun! :)

Well, I speak german also far better then english, cause I'm learning german since I was 11 (that's already 13 years). And also we catch here german TV (such as RTL, RTL2, PRO7, SAT1, VOX, ...) and watching TV really helps improve the language. :) (btw - I remember Mia from LA from Bravo TV LOL!)

I don't think I'll join any other forum - when I'm not posting over at SWARF, then I go to czech AR chat room and the rest of the time I'm too busy with my last year at uni. But thank you for the links. :)

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 04:57:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Usin'some tricks for entering...!

Comments:

I have some problems entering the messageboard...But I'm using some tricks! Just wanna say that I've received today my CME DVD!

And my Dutch is much better than English..

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 04:56:23 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

@daydreamer - okay, wrong guess. Slovakian people are that educated in German! I've got a mail-pale from there. She has even studied German and ist a translator. Wish I would have got the chance for growing up in two languages!

This side seems unfortunately too much advanced to me. I don't like alway using a dictionary for catching up was people write. And one has to log in. And that for me - recently I forgot my password at work! Since then I lock it up in the safe. Just for the possibility - well, one of them is rickman. THAT I won't never forget, I suppose ;o)

I'm only reading and sometimes writing on this board and on
that one Suzanne's Alan Rickman Guest Book

A nice German (my third one,I frequentelly be - more don't I write in and being reguarly - having not the time I wished to have) is
this one, they are really nice there, but especially Snape-Fans: Severus Snape Fanfictionforum
This was the first side with AR, where I wrote that much and informed me a lot. But they are not as much informed about AR, well most of them are more addicted by the HP-books and also films, but most of them are grown-up. Not kiddis, who have just seen that wonderful snape *lol*
RIcky

PS: my German is better than my English ;O))))) Beliefe me!



Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 04:13:26 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Oh goodness! I didn't realize Helen had put up a message board! I suppose I'll take a look around. Her site is hilarious so I'm hoping to get some good laughs from her message board as well.

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 03:46:47 PM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

Ricky:
No, I'm not from Germany and not a guy. :)) I'm from Slovakia. (But I can speak german.) I'm using the nick Daydreamer also over here: Slightly Weird Alan Rickman Fansite Messageboard :)

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 03:36:24 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

@daydreamer how lovely - this lips seem to plea for a kiss ;o)

Ricky

PS you aren't not a German guy, aren't you? Know one from a German Homepage (not AR, but DTH) ? Had the same nick :o)

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 03:11:02 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

@Natastxxx - me too today, all the time - can't find a server, when I press the refreshing button!

Off-topic-question:
Have just got a call - me very annoying. Coming in fasion more and more hereabout the last few years. (I know it would come - knew that kind of making surveys from Roseanne Barrs comedy series *smil* - I loved her *g*)

A woman called and wanted to know if I could answer her some questions about politics in Upper Austria (one of the 9 sections of Austria, where I live in) I asked at once, what age she wanted to talk to - I have had made the experience before, that they only want people up to 40 (I'm 45), men sometimes older.
Well - at least women 29!, men doesn't matter how old they are. Well, I wouldn't have given her answers (because of this call I had to stop GQ, just was Dr.Alexander speaking *g*), but I was curious.
Isn't this sex discrimination?! And discrimination of elder people too?
I now from my own experience, that the young ones don't even go to the elecions. Most of them aren't interestit in politics and have no own opinion.

*badmoodnow*
Ricky

PS: sorry about telling you this - but Marvin is depressed too and doesn't give any serious answer to me ;o(

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 03:08:39 PM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

Thanks to all for the great pictures! :)
And also thanks for the Snow Cake news! :) (Trinity and Alan LOL!)

I made new wallpaper. Hope you like it. :)

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 03:04:42 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

.....????Have some problems with server...

Comments:

Image hosted by Photobucket.com


Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 02:55:44 PM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

Comments:

I see then.. I'm really looking forward for the movie! X@

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 02:43:31 PM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

Comments:

Couldn't that be Sigourney Weaver?

Yeah! Looking forward to see his kissing scene again..
Kissing Scene in STLM is not good enough, eventhough it's a warm nice kiss.. ^^

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 02:39:30 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Its really just a lot of speculation at the moment, Marlina. In one of the brief press releases that we have had concerning Snow Cake mentioned that AR's character Alan or Al would have a love interest and that it wasn't Sigourney Weaver's character Linda.

I haven't been able to get the picture of AR staning with the Wawa goose out of my mind. LOL





Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 02:38:08 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

@Marlina - there was written, that he will be a relationship / a romance with a woman in this film.
Would be loving to see him in another kissing scene - or perhaps more *sigh*
RIcky

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 02:31:37 PM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

Comments:

Wow! Now i got it.. Thanks! you guys are wonderful! ^^
So? what is the idea that Alan's character is gonna Snog the character played by Carrie-Ann Moss or Jeniffer Tilly?

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 02:14:04 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

my dictionaries also say to smog: neck, smooch, necking and pet.
Well - would be better for me to look up more sophisticated words ;o)

This other side about hitchhiker is lovely too. But not that much as "don't do that".... HE said this line with an other undertone in GQ to a young alien *g* (fresh to me, as just heard in the film)

Ricky

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 02:00:29 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Marlina, "snog" is British slang for To kiss lengthily, passionately or lustfully

I use pevish.co.uk Dictionary of Slang. Its not the "do all end all" of British slang but it hasn't let me down yet.

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 01:58:29 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Homepage URL:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

I just found this on a site:
1. snog
1. verb; to interface passionately with another being, creating a field of physical obsession and focused arousal +centered+ on the lips, mouth and tongue.

2. verb; to play tonsil hockey

I just wondered if our American friends were au fait with "Tonsil Hockey"??

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 01:57:29 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Snogging is a British term for serious kissing!LOL I think the Americans may use the term "suck face" but not too sure. Anyhoo, it mos def ain't a peck on the cheek!!

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 01:53:31 PM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

Comments:

Thank you for the Snow Cake news..
I'm totally curious about the movie ^^ (i got a great feeling about this movie) ^^
Anyway I prefer Alan Rickman with Carrie-Ann Moss than Jennifer Tilly too..

What's the meaning of snogging? (i left my dictionary at my private les)

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 01:22:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Whoopee! I was getting withdrawal symptons!!;))

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 11:28:15 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

YAY!!!! DreamBook is back up!

No AR news yet but I did hear on NPR this morning that NBC is at it again in trying to duplicate the success of a British comedy. When will they learn? Last year, there was the Coupling failure and now this year they are going to try The Office.

Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 11:18:30 AM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Sue, That TATEoW wallpaper is stunning- let me catch my breath!!!
WOW and thanks.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 08:51:09 PM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

north of here

Comments:

Sharen and Juliet - thanks for the advice.

Emily - love the signed pic with the long hair and the fish scarf. Did he sign that for you? May I ask where and when?

Sue - another winner.

Pam - Snow, huh? That explains why it's been overcast all afternoon. Must be on its way.

Thanks for all the pics everybody. (Hope that Easter Bunny come to my house...)

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 07:47:02 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

I prefer Trinity over Jennifer Tilly too, Claudia!

Hey, I asked Marvin if he could introduce me to Alan Rickman and he said "You don't have to pretend to be interested in me, I know I'm just a menial robot".

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 05:58:17 PM

 

 

Name:

Zzzzz

Comments:

Emily, thanks for your comment about pictures slowing down getting the page to load. I believe I read on Suzanne's GB the request not to post pictures because it makes loading so slow. My computer does things in seconds, but there was a time I had a computer that took minutes, so I can sympathize.

I'm not sure, but does html "artwork" slow things down, too? I hope not cause I posted a number of them, if it did slow things down, sorry!

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 05:53:56 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

thefilmfactory Hitchhiker's site is to cute! Has anyone tried Marvin's Advice Line yet? If not, go to characters, select Marvin and click on the cell phone when it rings. You can ask Marvin anything you wish. And take it from me....I mean anything ROTFL!

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 05:48:24 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

oh-la-la, Sue! TatEoW was yet another era of good looks for AR!

Thanks so much for the Snow Cake update, Emily! I'd much rather AR snog Trinity than Jennifer Tilley. Sorry, ladies...but YUK! LOL

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 05:44:49 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Thanks Claudia :)

And thanks for the link to Hitchhicker's and Snow Cake news :)

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 05:44:06 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

The latest about Snow Cake. This article says the film also stars Carrie-Anne Moss from "The Matrix". Will AR be snogging Trinity???

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 05:30:59 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thanks for the link, sue! Marvin is just too cute! LOL

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 05:14:18 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

LINK to NEW UK HHGttG site.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 04:50:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Sniv, I didn't know you were interested in another part of Lumiere and Company. I bought my copy from Amazon. Here's the listing I hope this helps.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 04:34:01 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Thanks guys - I knew that I was just interesting in knowing if one could buy it or get it somewhere...Because Im interested in seeing the clip with Bruno Ganz... But thanks :)

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 04:24:35 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Thanks for all the pix girls, have saved them all for later use. Here is my first effort:




Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 04:20:10 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

@susan - this slightly opening his lips is too much for my nerves *faint*
Ricky

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 03:35:30 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Comments:

I've also this one...It's a publicity picture of T@TEOTW!





Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 03:04:36 PM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CA

Comments:

Image hosted by Photobucket.com


This one?

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 02:54:08 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I got called away unexpectantly and what a lovely sight I come back to! All those lovely TatEoW pics! Sue, I will have to look through my stash and see what I can find. Otherwise, I'll try to give that Cobis pic a going over with the clone tool and see what I come up with.

Hang in there, Dany! We miss you and come back as often as you can.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 02:15:31 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Thanks girls the Corbis one is the one I was after without the mark. I have no skill or patience to remove marks LOL That one with the blue line I haven't seen before Emily, that is nice.
I know I have sen a big version of the Corbis one somewhere
Probably on one of my old Netscape accounts but unfortunately Netscape don't show pix in the index and it takes for ever to get through them.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 02:00:43 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

I have this one too of AR and Beatie Edney- taken off EBay listing, but you might be able to get the mark off.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 01:56:17 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Sue, I´ve got these 2 pictures, one with mark. Hope it is of any use though.






Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 01:50:55 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Sue: Corbis also has what you're looking for, with a discreet watermark.

I am having a lot of trouble posting!

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 01:49:55 PM

 

 

Name:

morgane

Comments:

so sorry..i didn't post the right link.
http://www.geocities.com/faustaw/tangochest.jpg

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 01:48:05 PM

 

 

Name:

morgane

Comments:

oupps...wasn't the good link.
http://www.geocities.com/faustaw/tangochest.jpg

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 01:44:49 PM

 

 

Name:

morgane

Location:

fr.

Comments:

I don't know if you're talking about this picture...and I don't know if it is large enough but you can find it
there

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 01:40:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Help needed! I am looking for colour photos from The Tango at the End of Winter. As good quaility and as large as possible please. I know there is one with AR holding a woman in his arms but I can only find a very small on at present. Thnaks:)

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 01:14:24 PM

 

 

Name:

Dany

Comments:

Hello,

I just had a look in here and want to say 'HI'
and a *bighug* to Claudia.....thank you for your mail :)
Dany

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 01:13:27 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

This is the most recent information about the Hans Christian Andersen celebration. AR has been invited but he is not on this list of confirmed guests.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 12:09:37 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Claudia, or he is preparing for the RC play. Besides, I thought he was going to attend the Bicentennial Celebration of Hans Christian Anderson´s birth. So maybe he will be in Copenhagen, Denmark, Saturday April 2nd! Does anyone have info on that?

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 11:31:18 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Sharen and Juliet, thank you for the tips for dial-up connections. Onspeed really does look like a winner and its seems relatively cheap too.

Its awfully AR quiet these days! He must be getting ready for his trip to Canada.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 08:34:57 AM

 

 

Name:

Juliet

Location:

UK

Comments:

Emily et al, for those who don't live in a broadband area, or like me can't afford it anyway, you might want to consider "Onspeed". It's a data compression programme you can buy online. I have found it really good, not as good as BB but an awful lot better than bog standard dial-up. It costs £25 for a year (or US$/euro equivilent). www.onspeed.com.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 05:25:29 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Still here

Comments:

Sniv, here's a link with info about L&C...Maybe it is usefull....L&C

Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 02:05:09 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Twente

Comments:

GoodMorning erverybody!
I bought CME & hopefully I reveive it today....!!!!

Some pictures of the Galaxy adventure Alan did!












Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 01:35:42 AM

 

 

Name:

Pam

Location:

Massachusetts (look out-more snow coming in wednesday-thursday!!!)

Comments:

Claudia, I love the Bunny Snape-I had a rough day and it really made me feel good to see it. Thanks for making me smile again! The forecast calls for -8 inches of snow Wednesday into thursday!!! What happened to spring??? Martha are you guys getting it up there too in Maine??? Have a good one guys and keep the AR pix coming. The Bunny Snape will have be chuckling for awhile..

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 10:18:13 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

All those pictures of AR, *happy sigh* - Thanks, everybody, for making my day so much brighter.

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 10:07:32 PM

 

 

Name:

Sharen

Location:

FL

Comments:

Oops, that was blue BOXES, not bozes! But you probably knew what I meant. ;-)

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 09:13:31 PM

 

 

Name:

Zzzzz

Comments:

Bunny Snape. I just never found Snape intimidating and always had a hunch he was holding back a smile, chuckling at his own "sinister-ness". Could it be AR's natural goodness shining through?

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 06:23:31 PM

 

 

Name:

Sharen

Location:

FL

Comments:

Martha and others with slower connections: when a page is loading too slowly, I click the "Stop" button (in Internet Explorer), then "Edit," "Select All." The pics and other goodies will show up as blue bozes and you can right-click on them one at a time and "Show Picture." Not as good as having broadband, but it works pretty well.

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 06:14:11 PM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

north of here

Comments:

Oh, I thought it was just my pc having problems. I admit, I can't even load most of Claudia's wonderful pages in their entirety. If I refresh a few times, I can get all the words, but never all the images. I was fearing the GB was going to become the same way for me.

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 05:49:21 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

somewhere in the neighbourhood of my bed

Comments:

Thanks for that link, Sue. LOL. Love your new icons by the way! I´m looking at Lethal Weapon 3 at this moment(Whoa... Mel is yummy in this one). Wishing you ladies a good night and have lots of A"bunny"R dreams....

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 04:43:35 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Or HERE!!

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 04:02:20 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Sniv - Lumière et compagnie was a fascinating 1995 film consisting of modern film directors being given an old hand crank Lumière movie camera and told to make a four minute film each. John Boorman used his slot to film the making of Michael Collins and AR is seen walking past the camera in his Dev costume and peering at the camera for about 3 seconds. Claudia has it HERE

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 03:59:09 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Thumbnail directions: Click on Practice Page. Click Practice Your HTML. Click on Photobucket Link directly underneath the chart.

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 03:02:34 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia (who is still grinning at Bunny Snape)

Location:

GA

E-mail address:

flipper828@aol.com

Comments:

Dee, when you click on the "Sign Guestbook" link, there is some information above the "Post your message...." area. Look for: Click the link for directions on posting images that are hosted in a PhotoBucket album. This link has the instructions for posting a thumbnail from the PhotoBucket account. Email me if you have any problems and I'll see what I can do to help.


Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 02:56:08 PM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

I love the idea of using the thumbprint-size photos, but where are the instructions for making them that size? Elain says their on the Practice Page, but I can't find them. Claudia - if you reprint them, please make sure you go slow and simple for us who are technology impaired!

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 02:39:15 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Ok I have a question...

Lumière et compagnie - is that something that one can buy or watch somewhere...?

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 02:17:55 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

"I guess I was a little fanatic....!"

We really don't mind what size you are!!LOL

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 01:58:15 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Those are nice ones, peekabooh. I first saw those a couple of years ago on this Corbis site. Type Alan's name in the search box and you will get over a hundred pictures, some going back a few years, and they can all be enlarged with a click. That way, everyone here can look at them on the Corbis site and right click and save them to their hard drives. That might be another way to cut down on the posts of old photos.

Thanks for trying the thumbnail, Peekabooh. Looks like you did it perfectly!

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 12:58:29 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

You are right Emily. Here are 2


oldies
.... taken May 1993 in Cannes. Hope it works!

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 12:47:41 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Oh and there is link for the instructions for creating a thumbnail in a PhotoBucket account on the "Sign Guestbook" page. But I'll add the code for creating a thumbnail without using a PhotoBucket account to the top of the same page as soon as I can.

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 12:45:33 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I have to admit that like Sue, I hadn't thought about how slow this site might be loading for some of our group too. Thanks for bringing it to our attention, Emily. I think the thumbnail, especially for multiple animations, is a good tool use to accommodate everyone and still be able to share all the fabulous art!

I'm not Potter fan but the Snape with bunny ears is cute as it can be, Dee.

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 12:40:45 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Good point Emily! Having had Broadband a couple of years now I have almost forgotten the sheer frustration of waiting for pic/animation-heavy pages to load. Maybe a link to the animations would be better as I know they take an age to load.

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 12:06:22 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

I have one small request to all the wonderful artists and icon makers here. The GB is loading verrrrrry slowly for me over the past couple of days to the point of frustration. It's all the manips and moving icons and caps, I think.

Did you know that with a Photobucket account, you can post only a small thumbnail of your picture here? Then when we click on it we get the full version on a new screen. The instructions for how to do this are on the HTML Practice Page. Or you could even make your Photobucket account public and just link to your account on the GB and we could go there and look at your gifs and pics.

Or maybe someone knows how to do a "cut line" on Dreambook? I know on LJ, you can put in a bit of coding that will hide your picture behind a link, especially useful if you're posting something you dont think would be appropriate for people to view at work.

Don't get me wrong. Brand new photos of AR (like the Empire pics from the other night) we'd want to post as fast as we can and splash them out so everyone can see them. But screen caps from S&S and Mesmer, I think, are not so urgent since we have all seen them before. So maybe we could help the loading issues by putting those behind a link or thumbnail?

Just a thought! Don't take offense. We are growing so fast here that we have to think about these things.

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 11:44:23 AM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

I made this just for all of you for Easter! I hope it inspires happy dreams!

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 11:17:54 AM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

Comments:

Thank You Sue.. ^^
I would like to ask.. does anybody know what he's doing right now?

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 10:07:05 AM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

MOVIE ALERT to all you dutch posters and lurkers! Galaxy Quest will be on Net5 on Saturday April 2nd. Don´t miss it! And uuuhhh, never give up, never surrender.....

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 09:33:20 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Isn't that pic from Collateral Damage II, Sue? Doesn't he look great???

kathy, I have Ruby Wax's book too. I laughed till I cried with it and like you I couldn't put it down after I started reading it. I have always found RW hilarious and enjoy her comedy a lot. Like Peekabooh, after reading the book, I found a whole new respect for who she is and where she came from. I am saddened there her play hasn't taken off. I had hopes it would really put her in the spotlight.

Speaking of plays....Spamalot is really getting some great reviews. Hooray for the ever funny Eric Idle!

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 09:14:03 AM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

sunny Netherlands

Comments:

Kathy, I´ve read Ruby Wax´s book too. It is funny and tragic at the same time. From now on I will look at Ruby Wax
in a different way, that´s for sure.




Oh, Marvin is soooooo cute!!! Did you see him banging his head against the wall after he said "I´m so depressed"? I even liked the way he sneezed!

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 08:27:52 AM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

I didn't want you to remove the pic Sniv!!LOL
Anyway AFNH has tarted it up a bit and resent it to me:


Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 05:31:35 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Sunny Enschede

Comments:

Goodmorning everyone! Particular for the S&S "fans" here some screencaps! 1.
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2.
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3.
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Hope you enjoy it!! Natasxxx

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 04:56:11 AM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

Comments:

JEN! that PL scene!!! ARGH!!!!
Sophisticated...
*DIED*

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 04:19:20 AM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Have any of you read Ruby Wax's book How Do You Want Me? If it wasn't so screamingly funny you'd be crying your eyes out. She has a certifiably crazy mother and her father's not too stable either! I got the book this afternoon in the mail and started to read it and have done nothing else all evening. It is hysterical--I haven't laughed that hard in years but it is no wonder she had a breakdown. She called AR in the middle of labor when they wanted to do a C-section and said she wanted to go out to dinner with him --right then!!! Fortunately saner heads prevailed. It's no wonder she fled America--anyone would want to get as far away from her parents as possible.

She does say some lovely things about AR--they must be great friends.

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 11:36:50 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Ah Daydreame ein German site! Sehr gut! Danke!

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 05:15:43 PM

 

 

Name:

...Me again...

Location:

...one foot in bed....

Comments:

I mean http://www.cosgan.de/images/kao/tiere/f035.gif

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 05:13:50 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Almost in bed...

Comments:

Tnx DayDreamer! "Toppie" site!!!

[img]http://www.cosgan.de/images/kao/tiere/f035.gif[/img]

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 05:11:43 PM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

sniv:
I take smilies from here - it's wonderful site:
Cosgan's Smilies.

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 05:05:02 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Sue - one of my friends found it and demanded that I post it ...weird gal lol

I never read that interview so thanks for the info!

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 04:35:58 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Sniv - I've read that interview before, it was just before Die Hard but after Les Liaisons Dangereuses, when he was starting to become well known (in theatre, anyway). It's good to hear him talk about LLD too. After that, LLD transferred to Broadway, the producer of Die Hard saw him in it, cast him as Hans and the rest is history. It's lovely re-reading that interview because you know what came next!

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 04:32:03 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Hey Sniv, nice to see one of my Pix!!LOL
(Things get around on the Web don't they?;)
The girl in the leather coat and long hair is my friend Maritta and that's John Sessions next to him.

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 04:30:35 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Jen -thanks so much for posting that , it's a long time since I last saw that animation - great stuff!
Ricky - love your word "twinkering" it is so accurate, as I think Sue has mentioned before. I'll have to use it sometime!
Natasxxx - come up for air, girl - you're working so hard! (Not that we're complaining!) Lovely animations.

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 04:18:05 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

And just curious (and maybe a bit obssessed with posting here) anyone read this interview about Meshisto


Monday, March 21st 2005 - 04:17:46 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Btw does anyone get this one:

A photo of a car


Monday, March 21st 2005 - 04:12:19 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Daydreamer lovely smiley LOL!

And omg all those pictures are amazing!

Watching AR in Galaxy Quest always makes me laugh!
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And thought Id just post this one lol
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SORRY if they are too big!

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 04:11:10 PM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

OMG! WOW!

*fainted*
I just want to be in her place!

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 03:41:50 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

.....Back in normal live..eh life?

Comments:

Some high tones....tunes..eeh..note? I guess I stayed too long in my lab...... :)
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Monday, March 21st 2005 - 03:14:19 PM

 

 

Name:

Jen

Location:

Cow Land

Homepage URL:

http://tarf.org

Comments:

Haven't posted here in ages (stupid Real Life! blah!), but I do try to pop in every so often and catch up with the posts. This is a great GB!! Thanks for sharing all the amazing pics AND the graphic art!



Since you're on an animated .gif kick, I thought I'd post one that I made for TARF--it's a different version of The Kiss from PL. I'm overhauling the animated .gifs page, or I'd post the link to that, too.





Someone mentioned LD's "wilting" . . . *sigh* I'd have been a puddle of goo! LOL Daydreamer, your kisses .gif should come with a warning attached! I was nearly overcome! ROFL It's incredible! Thanks again for this place, Claudia!

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 02:41:29 PM

 

 

Name:

Laurie

Location:

Vermont

Comments:

You girls are so wonderful posting all of those pics! I'm at work and occasionally check in here to see what's new and I look at those pictures and it's hard for me to get my mind back on work! lol.

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 02:05:57 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

sue - now, where you say it, I get the clue. I first didn't understand what she meant with the "rotateted" She turned it upside down *stupidme* *lol*

Ricky

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 02:02:58 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Thanks Claudia! It's an ongoing problem I have only with the sigbars and Photobucket. I post them on LJ too but can't see them. I get very frustrated!!
It's completely weird cos I have no trouble with photos or papers but for some reason, maybe the size, it goes peculiar on me!!

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 01:56:49 PM

 

 

Name:

Maryanne

Location:

Philadelphia, PA USA

E-mail address:

remusxxlupin@Yahoo.com

Comments:

You've done an absolutely brilliant job here, and I'm especially pleased with the recent addition of StLM clips. What a fabulous, moving, dynamic performance from AR in that.

Thanks so much.

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 01:50:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Here ya go.....

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Priceless! Yes, indeed!

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 01:43:49 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Before I deleted some of the posts, I actually saw three of that wonderful sigbar. I can still see the first. Its strange that you can't see it. I'll put the GB one back.

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 01:42:13 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Its Monday, everyone! YUK! LOL

All the sigbars, animations, and pictures are awesome!

I was able to catch Allan Havey on HBO Comedy on Saturday night and he was quite funny. A little homophobic, IMO, but funny nonetheless. Anyway seeing his act only reminded me of the lost episode of Night After Night with a guest appearance by AR. Ladies, we just have to dig up this episode!

Also, I saw the last 35-40 minutes of Directors: Kevin Smith and there was no AR. Although not likely, there is still 20-25 minutes that I missed so maybe just maybe he will appear.

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 01:40:17 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Still not seing it! Did you erase the GB one, Claudia?

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 01:28:03 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:


Monday, March 21st 2005 - 12:02:03 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

You work well in the lab!!LOL
I like that extra little sashay you have given Sharleen;)

Ricky I think you will find that Dee said somewhere below that she rotated the DkH pic so he is on top!!
Nice work if you can get it;))
Who says the camera never lies? (Certainly not these days!)

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 10:57:52 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Still in the lab!

Comments:

IN DEMAND.....
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Hope You enjoy it!

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 09:50:35 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

...In the lab....

Comments:

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Monday, March 21st 2005 - 09:49:14 AM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

Thank you all for all the lovely photos and animations!

@AFNH - eyh, Ed's hair was just lovely, such a nice hair-cut this was! And what a lovely twinkering he made to the lady he had to watch at in the closet - I mean the one, to whom belonged the appartment where the killer was in.

@Dee - how can this photo be from DH? Strange. On my DVD she is lying on him until he remembered the food and phoned his friend Mike to fetch it. Must have been left out on my film?!

Ricky




Monday, March 21st 2005 - 09:48:04 AM

 

 

Name:

Alfan

Comments:

Elaine--gods yeah, thats the scene. I also love the stretching and finger cracking scene also. The way he backs away from her, the way she cracks him in the boys, the looks he gives her like he cant take anymore. What a truly brilliant performance by Alan, a genuine acting clinic. Oh, and if i may take this time to comment about Judas Kiss, for those of you who did not like it, i was the same way and i gave it a go again and the more i watch it the more i liked it, i just didnt ff to the Alan parts but watched the whole thing, i enjoy it tremendously every time i watch it now...just thought i would let you know that i hated it the first time i watched it,ewww,Alan and Emma and thier awefull accents, but again the more i watched it the more i like the whole damn thing.

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 09:29:22 AM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Well I had to, didn't I?




Monday, March 21st 2005 - 09:27:45 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Alfan, do you mean this:
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I agree, that is one flush making scene!

Dee, that's a really good idea. I would never have thought of that and it works!

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 04:02:25 AM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

Comments:

it's a Garlic then.. ^^
yeah.. the gag looks real.. i wonder if he's really Vomit? ^^
And other cool scene is when he whisper to her ear that he don't want to use force? It's makes me shiver in excitement!! ^^

Monday, March 21st 2005 - 01:38:21 AM

 

 

Name:

Alfan

Comments:

In Closet Land, i believe it was tomatoe and garlic....and if you ask me, that gag and spit looked real to me. She got justice on him though when he put the garlic on her lap and she figured it out that it was him all the time. I can honestly tell you that one of my favorite Alan scenes of all time is when he is leaning over the hot torture device and there is a drip of sweat that drips off him and when it hits the grill it sizzles.........i tell yah, what a hot and sexy scene.

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 11:09:17 PM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

Comments:

Thanks for all those clips! It was great! ^^
i'm wondering.. did anybody got a sceencaps from Closet Land when Mr Rickman kiss that woman with his mouth fill with tomatoes and onion?
i really can't breath when i see it.. (it's really cool!)
and does anybody got more PL clips? (slower, i guess?)

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 09:14:53 PM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Elaine -- Believe it or not, my "Give us a kiss" photo is from Dark Harbor (the hotel scene). I just rotated it so HE was kissing HER. Gives it a whole new perspective, doesn't it;) Suddenly, he doesn't seem quite to preoccupied with the left out groceries!

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 09:10:58 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Beautiful:)))

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 06:13:31 PM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CA

Comments:

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Also from Gemma...

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 05:54:09 PM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CA

Comments:

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From Gemma...

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 05:52:31 PM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CA

Comments:

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Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 05:50:58 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Natasxxx and Daydreamer, you're killing us with all these animations - keep it up!
Elaine - never mind wilt - I'd need an oxygen tent after that! GG - just reminding me of Bowness put a smile on my face, in quiet moments I drift off and remember........sigh.......
Ricky - glad you like Ed too - and I love his hair!

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 04:52:14 PM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

I'm googling a bit through the net and I found this picture:

I haven't seen this before.
Found it over here.
If you scroll down the site to Alans picture and click on it, it shows some info. :)

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 03:51:05 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Elaine, I'm really surprised about that PL bit too. Usually it's the people in the U.S. who can't handle anything "hot and steamy." LOL

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 02:45:44 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Sue, I didn't realise that about PL. That's just bloody typical of the UK. Ooooh, as if we can't handle a hot, steamy snog.....well.....as it's AR......whew!

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 01:47:48 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

*dies* omg those animations are killing me!....Phew it sure is hot in here...

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 01:19:14 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Twente

Comments:

Well, the last one for today... Have all a nice sunday-evening!!!
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Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 01:01:33 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Whoa, I don't know if I should be watching all this hot stuff first thing on a Sunday morning!*watching anyway*

Everything is wonderful--you guys are wonderful

I want Marvin on my computer, too!!! Can't think of anyone else I'd rather have moaning and complaining on my pc.

I am so happy today, I have been off on Spring Break all week and have gotten so much work done--for school and for home. I actually managed to get all the wash done, too.
I might actually make it thru this semester.

I see robins in my backyard this morning so spring must be on the way!!

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 12:57:17 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia (listening to KS and PJ trying to decide if AR and RH are married or not! *grin*)

Location:

GA

Comments:

Ohhh no, I missed welcoming a newbie yesterday! I'm so sorry, nicole stocks!


I hope you will overlook my rudeness and join us any time you can.

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 12:35:21 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

...very blushing....

Comments:

...By the way...TnX for all the "positive reactions".....I'm very red right now.......


I make some more...well if you all want to....

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 12:17:17 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Twente

Comments:

Peekabooh, I make it wtih Animation Shop! Another one...This time a bit slower...It's STLM!
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Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 11:58:38 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Just came up to find Marvin moaning away to himself!LOL

That's a lovely bit in PL but unfortunately we didn't get it in London, they came up with in NY instead:(

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 11:54:22 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Sue, thanks for the tip. Installed the scrrensaver. Brilliant!

Dee, I love that PL kiss. I love the way Lindsay Duncan just sort of "wilts". I think I'd do the same!

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 11:40:41 AM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Blimey just as I was going to leave the pc to test Marvin back comes the animation!!LOL
Must......leave.....room...........

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 11:37:57 AM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

Hups, I forgot to write the movies I used snippets from in the animation:
1. Privat Lives (theatre play)
2. Rasputin
3. Dark Harbor
4. Mesmer
5. Closet Land
6. Something the Lord made
:)

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 11:37:24 AM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

I'm glad, you like it. :)
Alis, the webmisteress of Alena's Alan Rickman page also put it on her site, so I hope, now it will work properly. ;)

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 11:33:57 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

I've got him as screen saver!! When you click on the Marvin screen saver it comes up as page not available BUT if you refresh that a download box comes on!!
It is a talking screensaver LOL BUT you can mute him if you don't want him moaning away to himself!!
Haven't left the pc yet to see if he works but the demo was fine. I'll see what the kids make of a atlking pc as they pass the room LOL


Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 11:32:49 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

I suggest we keep an eye on the H2G2 site because soon, you can download Marvin!!! It's not up yet but hopefully won't have to wait long!

Dee, where does your lovely pic come from?

Talking of rhyming slang, we have an ad for "Bran Flakes" with William Shatner in it and I always wondered why they picked him. But he is known to wear a "toupee" and as Sue said, "Syrup of Fig" is slang for "Wig" , and syrup of figs is an old fasioned remedy for constipation - as is Bran. Talk about 6 degrees of separation.

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 11:29:54 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Ohhh I did see Daydreamer's icon before the bandwidth was exceeded and it is brilliant! Daydreamer, if you move it to a PhotoBucket account and then re-post it, it won't disappear like that.

Natasxxx, TMD is my fav AR film so it is pretty darn special! Thanks.

Dee, you're right about there not being many "making love" scenes in AR resume of films (drat!). I love listening to him describe his first scene like that which was in Close My Eyes.

Thanks again Sue and Michelle on the definition of "treacle". If I'm ever called that by a London cabbie, I'll be sure not to give him a dirty look! LOL

Thanks for the answer GG. You are right, we AR fans do tend to forget there were other stars on Dogma don't we. *grin* But surely, KS could come up with a Metatron inaction figure instead of that nasty popmonster!

I love the girl with the glasses, Sue! Very appropriate for Daydreamer's icon.

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 11:13:32 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Wow, I've been away a day and a half and come back to oodles of lovely stuff! Thanks to all those who have posted pics and animations and radio links, and thanks Claudia for making the latter available for "quick" download. I'll listen to it later. It's amazing how pics no-one has seen suddenly appear too. Isn't there a poem somewhere about Waterloo Bridge? I would have loved to have been there that night!

Well it's beautiful weather here and I have just driven back from Weymouth along the coast and it was lovely. Let's hope it lasts.

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 11:13:08 AM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Oops looks like we broke the bloody ship!!!

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 11:04:55 AM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Wow it's getting pretty steamy in here for a respectable Sunday afternoon!!LOL

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 11:04:00 AM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana, and with a bad cold...

Comments:

Daydreamer -- yes, please tell us the movies you used in your enimated icon. I don't recognize some of them and they look delicious!

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Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 10:56:22 AM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Actually I am having a lot of trouble stopping looking at that!!LOL Image hosted by Photobucket.com

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Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 10:50:04 AM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Very nice Daydreamer!! Compressed kissing, what could be better;))
Ricky I think the one after CL is from Something the Lord made

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 10:41:31 AM

 

 

Name:

Gissing's Girl

Location:

UK

Comments:

Claudia, in answer to your question earlier I went to the Secret Stash shop in Redbank primarily to get some Jay and Silent Bob stuff for my son who is a cofirmed admireer of theirs.

It was he who told me that Alan was in Dogma although he still won't have it that he is the star of this particular movie which is one of a series starring Jay and Silent Bob

The shop is stuffed with all kinds of J and SB merchandise, an absolute paradise, and there is a real car and two life size figures of the two of them in the car inside the shop. Apparently Kevin Smith often goes and works in the shop when his committements allow him to.

Ther was no Rickman signatures that I could see but it didn't matter as I have his autograph twice, once from Bowness and once from outside the Richard Rogers Theatre in New York.

Although we AR people think of Dogma as being a film that stands out it is only one of a series of about six and therefore not that noteworthy (except to us).

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 10:41:06 AM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

Natasxxx + Daydreamer: just brilliant! I hope, I can copy it on my hard disc for looking it over and over - in the office, when away from all the AR-stuff. ;o)

Daydreamer, the one kiss after CL (I think it is CL, don't know the film - just the bit from this side) - what film is it and is this AR?!

AFNH - I LOVE ED, such a cute guy. Wish I had such a grazy neighbour like him ;o) His part is too small, but I like the whole film, so this is not that bad.

Peekabooh - unfortunately I don't know TMD :o(
GQ - I've just bought it - but only because of him. Saw the film recently for the first time on the telly / or in the telly ?! (sorry, don't know if on or in is right). Well - not my kind of film. Bit his mimikry in it is priceless *lol* And I think - even in that awful mask he looks great!

Ricky

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 10:33:05 AM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

I made a little animation already some time ago too.(it's 100x100 but too big for avatar, cause it's almost 1MB)



Hope you enjoy it. ;)

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 10:14:02 AM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Ohh - before I forget - Ricky - at the moment my fave AR film is Something The Lord Made, probably because I haven't seen it as many times as the others - yet! S&S is also one of my regular faves. And I adore Ed in January Man. It often depends what mood I'm in!
Dee not sure of the expression either, but it makes a great picture!

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 09:50:17 AM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Natasxxx - brilliant - more please!
Severina - thanks for those pics, some of my faves are in there (the b/w one I hadn't seen before).
Juliet, what a terrible week you've had (on top of everything else), hope you both get better soon. I agree about NHS frontline staff, pure dedication. Some (or most!) of our politicians could do well to take a leaf out of their book.

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 09:46:55 AM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

Thank you all for answering my "treacle"-question and what your favourite AR-films are!
In the one way or the other I like all of his films I know - and if it is only because he is in it *blush*
Ricky

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 09:40:45 AM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Gah you guys are amazing! One is gone for one day and bam! there is tons of new info and pictures...Thanks :)

Have a great Sunday all!

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 08:12:57 AM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Natasxxx, how the heck did you do that? I wanna know!!!

Can someone please explain to me what is wrong with the weather? Only 2 weeks ago I was diggin my way through the snow and today I am in my backyard working on my tan.....

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 08:08:07 AM

 

 

Name:

SeverinaSnape

Location:

London

Homepage URL:

http://severinasnape.deviantart.com

Comments:

Natasxxx - very fast and bloody BRILLIANT!!!

Well done you!!

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 07:13:34 AM

 

 

Name:

SeverinaSnape

Location:

London

Homepage URL:

http://severinasnape.deviantart.com

Comments:

Natasxxx - very fast and bloody BRILLIANT!!!

Well done you!!

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 07:13:35 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

In the lab, tryin' something new!

Comments:

Well, I hope this works!!!! For all the TMD fans!
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Tadaaa???

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 05:39:15 AM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Haven´t read this GB for about 9 hours (I was asleep) and I had to scroll down almost to the end.... You people have been so busy! This is one of my fave pics of Alan




My fave movie is TMD because it touched me in so many ways.
I recently watched CME and I have to say, he looks gorgeous in that one! I also liked Galaxy Quest, though I´m not a SF fan. Well I guess when it comes to AR, I like to watch every movie he is in. It´s just nice to notice his expressions, his smile, the way he moves...... (sigh).

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 03:47:13 AM

 

 

Name:

michellle

Location:

england

Comments:

Can I just add to the treacle definition. By the way I have no idea how people manage to learn English. Everyone on this board is fantastic-what with enlish and american slang regularly popping up. I digress. Treacle is an affectionate term much loved by London street traders and cab drivers and used in the same way as honey is in America. eg Can I help you treacle? Not often used by a man about another man I have to say ! Just means he thinks he is great.

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 02:33:21 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Comments:

A link for people who doesn't know this one yet!

Alan

Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 02:27:42 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Her eyes are poppin' out!

Comments:

Woouww...Great pictures! About Favo-movies: one of mine is RH_Pr.OfTh. ! He played the Sherrif fabulous! Goodbye Kevin! (Strange thing was that Robin had an American accent.....)
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Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 02:20:09 AM

 

 

Name:

SeverinaSnape

Location:

London

Homepage URL:

http://severinasnape.deviantart.com

Comments:

I dont know if its allowed to post this many at once. I troll around more than I should for photos - mainly using Google, Getty and Corbis. Here are a few of my favs...and I apologize in advance to anyone who thinks I have lifted any of these from them and havent credited...I have hundreds of photos and havent kept track of where they come from...









Sunday, March 20th 2005 - 02:12:57 AM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Pam -- If by "graphic" you mean sex scenes, that doesn't bother me too much (unless we're talking porno...gag! No pun intended!). I don't have a problem unless it's obvious they've added sex just to sell tickets.

As a matter of fact, There aren't very many movies that feature AR in love-making or sex scenes, is there? (for some reason, all I can picture in my mind is the Sheriff of Nottingham trying to consummate his marriage to Marianne!:) You'd think directors would have given AR more over the years -- he proved himself as a lover in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. But, perhaps that's his choice and he avoids those roles.

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 11:57:41 PM

 

 

Name:

Pam

Location:

Massachusetts

Comments:

Dee,
The best thing to do is to get it at your library, view it and then make up your mind on how you feel. Some of the subject matter is a little "graphic" (just my opinion) and not one of my favorite AR films, but I am glad I saw it anyways although it wont be added to the others in the Ar collection (LOL) I guess no matter what the man is in, he is great and believe me, he was in this one also especially the Peter Pan scene! Enjoy and who knows, it may be one of your favorites.

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 11:34:10 PM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

AFNH -- Love the three new photos, except...not sure I understand the strange expression on his face in the one where he's rubbing his hands together. Pain? Desire? A grumbly tummy?

All of you AABA fans -- I've never seen this film -- I've only heard about it, and must confess that the plot sounded so creepy that I've sort of been avoiding it. Maybe I've been wrong and should watch it. What is it that you like about it?

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 11:24:49 PM

 

 

Name:

Pam

Location:

Massachusetts

Comments:

Thanks to all that sent my mom their birthday wishes for her 80th. I told her you all wished her a happy birthday and she loved it-Thanks also for the great pics I see below! Isnt he fantastic? On one of my days off next week, I think Ill watch sense and sensibility (my all time favorite) and love actually-a real rouble feature day-have a good one-Pam

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 11:00:31 PM

 

 

Name:

Zzzzz

Comments:

Treacle: I first saw this word in the movie title "Brimstone and Treacle" which starred Sting, who played a guy who was a "real sweet talker" and was ever so charming with his verbal expressions, but it was mostly insincere and manipulative. Funny how people crave kindness even when they know it is not likely real in some cases.

I agree with the AABA being my favorite AR picture, but I think it's because all the characters are interesting to me, although I have no intention of going into theater, well, maybe I belong there. I just find them all fascinating.

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 09:09:58 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Since he attended some of the other anti-war events, it would be interesting to know if he was there today. From all the pictures I've been able to locate, it looks like there were a ton of people there. Maybe a sighting or picture or two will pop up.

AFNH has been working her clone tool, I see. Thanks so much AFNH!








Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 07:55:22 PM

 

 

Name:

Juliet

Location:

UK

Comments:

Any news of whether AR was at the Stop the War protest in London today, seems either 45,000 or 200,000 people were, depending on whether you look at Tiscali news or Socialist Worker! LOL.

Just recovering from the sh*ttiest week of all time, battling a viral infection, the youngest sproglet likewise and this involved a trip to A&E and the pediatric assessment team on Thursday, who were fabulous, whatever we might think of the politicians, the people on the NHS front line are real heroes.

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 07:20:34 PM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

Claudia: Thank you very much for the info about the programs. :) I will go to computer shop and ask about the Nero 6 - looks like a good program. :)

Ricky: My favorite AR films are: 1) Dogma (I like the whole movie, not only Alans part. It's really good, I think) 2) HP movies (Alan as Snape - there's nothing more, that I need to say ;) ) 3) Galaxy Quest (I like it, cause it always cheers me up :)) )

Alfan: The story about Jay and Silent Bob is so funny! LOL!

I think I will re-read the KS Dogma diary. :)

Susan: Nice pictures! I esp. like the line, that's written in the magazine (if I deciphered it correct, it says):
"I prefer to speak other people's romantic words, than give away any of my own."
He is really a man of a mystery. ;)

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 07:11:14 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Here's Jay and Silent Bob's Store

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 05:59:23 PM

 

 

Name:

SeverinaSnape

Location:

London

Homepage URL:

http://severinasnape.deviantart.com

Comments:

For anyone who is fussed: definitions of treacle can be found here:

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&oi=defmore&q=define:treacle

it is indeed molasses...

(TREE-kuhl) – A term used in Great Britian for the syrupy by-product created during sugar refining. Treacle is the sticky fluid remaining after sugar cane has been processed. In many recipes molasses can be substituted if treacle is unavailable.
whatscookingamerica.net/Glossary/T.htm

Molasses, especially that produced during the refining of sugar; maple molasses, a syrup made from the sap of certain maple trees, espeically the sugar maple
www.rootsweb.com/~canon/dictionary.html

the residue from the second stage of crystallization

Hmmm - Im hungry now - not good at almost 11pm!!!!

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 05:51:02 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thanks Susan, CA for those pics! They sure do liven the place up.

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 05:50:07 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I'm sorry Daydreamer. It was you asking about the mp3 program. If you don't have Nero, Roxio has a sound editor in its suite of products too. Before I bought Nero I had a little program called All Recorder for my mp3 compression.

I have played the sound file over and over and never could figure out what Phill Jupitus said about AR in the end. Thanks to the perky ears here and thanks for the definition of treacle, Sue. I would have never thought it was a nice word without the context it was being used and your explanation. LOL

Ricky, of the three films you listed, CME would be on the top for me. Sinclair and his looks are simply a sin!

Thanks for the transcript, Alfan!

I didn't know there was a Jay and Silent Bob store period, GG! Have you been to it? And if you have, what did you buy??? *wink*

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 05:47:03 PM

 

 

Name:

Laurie

Location:

Vermont

Comments:

Ricky, I am always changing my mind on what is my favorite and there are still quite a few AR movies I haven't seen, but I think AABA is my favorite at the moment. I purchased AABA, CME and Mesmer a couple of months ago so they're still fairly new to me. S & S is the movie that got me hooked on AR. I still have a long way to go though before I've seen all (or at least most) of AR's movies.

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 05:43:58 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

I must point out that syrup is completely different in rhyming slang!!
eg "Look at the dodgy syrup on that geezer" = "Look at the dreadful wig on that man"
Syrup = syrup of fig = wig!!

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 05:34:28 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Treacle = treacle tart = sweetheart ie something of an endearment:))))))))
The wonders of rhyming slang!! I knew it was something nice but couldn't recall the exact derivation but the wonders of the internet provides all the answers!!

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 05:25:16 PM

 

 

Name:

SeverinaSnape

Location:

London

Homepage URL:

http://severinasnape.deviantart.com

Comments:

Kathy -

I think treacle is like molasses...its used in desserts and sweet treats over here mostly I think...

Its sad I have been living in the UK going on six years now and havent managed to properly find out!!!

Ricky -

I still have quite a few AR films to watch. Mesmer and Dark Harbour in particular - and not just for the diving scene - honest 8 ))

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 05:05:04 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Found this lovely pic yesterday--new one to me---



Will see if this works, at least I can't turn the GB green with this one!!!

Ricky was it you who asked me about treacle? I'm just a stoopid American, I have not a clue what treacle is. Sounds like something sticky sweet to me.

I'll bet under that composed, suave exterior beats the heart of a little boy and he probably loves to be around the "bad boys" to laugh and be the kid he really is. Not having kids around he probably doesn't have a chance to act silly much.

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 04:48:15 PM

 

 

Name:

Gissing's Girl

Location:

UK

Comments:

Ricky, my all time favorite AR film is AABA. it was the first one i ever bought and I like it for the part where he comes into the movie and just stands there for about five minutes just saying nothing. The expressions on hs face are marvellous, he has such an expressive face.

Did you all know that there is a Jay and Silent Bob shop owned by Kevin Smith, in Redbank, New Jersey, about 12 miles out of New York and it is accessible by bus.

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 04:45:35 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

Alfan - great! Thank you

And - Dogma - I love it! bad language ;o(
but he reminds us about thinking god.... :o)
And AR was just great, wonderful, adoring.
YES - I'm just a Groupie, am I ;o(((
Ricky

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 04:32:23 PM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CA

Comments:

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Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 04:32:04 PM

 

 

Name:

SeverinaSnape

Location:

London

Homepage URL:

http://severinasnape.deviantart.com

Comments:

Hey Alfan!

Thanks so much for posting that (god what a lot of work that must have been)! I have never laughed so much. Smith and Mewes are just crazy - in a wonderful sort of way! I love that story. Ahhh Dogma is another of my fav AR films - I almost became an Anglican Priest so the concept intrigued me from the start...a lot to think about with that fim and having the details from you I will see it in a whole new light! ROFL!

Those Kevin Smith diaries - I vaguely remember reading them some time ago and completely forgot about the AR comments. I will have to troll through them again and post the links...

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 04:29:39 PM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CA

Comments:

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Does anyone know when the magazine was pubished? It seems to be the photo shoot of the pictures posted this morning?

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 04:28:36 PM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CA

Comments:

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Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 04:25:18 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

@SeverinaSnape - S&S (maybe SPOILER)
he is so lovely in this film. I can't tell how much I have cried! Every time. Haven't seen it for 2 months or so ;o)
Also wen Hugh Grant comes to ET and SHE cries. Aweful ;o(
It's a really good film, but I enjoy films, where I don't have to cry *sigh*

SnAPE: HP-films - I first read the books. I was pushed in. Everybody read them. All of my friends. I didn' want to. Well finally I did. Snape was great (well, I never wanted him as a teacher)
And then the first film - Quidditch, when he told the countercourse. WOW. I saw the second HP-Film. I searched who this AR was! (and lovely Jason Isaacs *g*)
Well - a new fan was born.
New him before from "Die hard" (did every time see this film on telly because of the bad guy - well, I like Bruce too, but it was the BAD Hans I wanted to see, but never looked at his name) and also Robin Hood ( I like KK too, but this Sheriff...)
Well - I have to suggest, I hate it, to be on the side of the bad guys... But when AR is one ;o(
Ricky

PS - I became addicted to AR because of the AR-films!
A lot of his films I didn't know before.
Oh - BTW Judas Kiss I knew ;o( Not a good film at all I suppose.
And I knew January Men tooo - I found that painter lovely, that lovely, that lovely ;o))))


Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 04:21:59 PM

 

 

Name:

SeverinaSnape

Location:

London

Homepage URL:

http://severinasnape.deviantart.com

Comments:

Hi Ricky!

Hmmm that is a tough poll...

Well of the AR films I have seen - my fav would have to be Sense and Sensibility - the moment when he implores Emma Thompson to "give him an occupation" or he "shall go mad" - just makes the film for me. My favourite TV performance would definately be Dwight in "Fallen Angels: Murder Obliquely" which I only discovered thanks to the Download Haven. I dont have a television at the moment so cant even entertain the thought of buying DVDs I cant watch.

Of course as you can see by me screenname - I am an HP fan - but of the complexity of Severus Snape. Not a Snape fangirl and while I definately love AR in the role and think he is much better cast than Tim Roth would have been - my mental picture of Snape is more in keeping with some of the fan art I have seen rather than AR...

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 04:03:26 PM

 

 

Name:

Alfan

Comments:

Well, there is a bit more to the story of Alan and Jason, but i will the best i can to decifer it. Remember, this is Kevin Smith telling the story.

Kevin discribing himself talking to Jason-you gotta be top notch, you gotta be funny,you gotta be on cue, your the strong back thats gotta carry the movie.You gotta know your lines, cause we got real actors in the movie this time. And he (Mews) is like, "not like Affleck" and i said,no, not like Affleck, no we got like real actor. And Jason say, "like who".And Kevis says, we got Alan Rickman in this movie and Jason says "who the f-ck is that." Kevins says, you know Alan Rickman from f-cking Die Hard, yippee-kay-yah and he (Jason) says,"Bruce Willis" and i said no, the other guy,you know he's the bad guy the villian. And Jason is like "oh, alright, so what." And im like" well Alan Rickman is like a britsh actor man and british actors, they f-ckin invented acting. They will chew the f-ckin scenery around you, he will make you look like a fool, he wont put up with snoochie phoochies and sh-t like that he needs you to be on, and therefore in top notch, he has worked with the best and you cant let a dude like this down.
So with like all the other films we rehearse with all the other actors seperately and Jason Mews i always start with, so i sit down with Mews to start rehearsing his lines and he comes in the room with no script, and im like where is your script and he said he didnt need it. And i said what do you mean you dont need it, and he said again, i dont need it, just try me. So i start reading all the lines that arnt Mews and he starts doing his lines back with out a scipt and i say thats pretty good and we keep going and he knows everything, bang left and right and i said holy sh-t did you memorize all your lines,and he is " yah, and everybody elses too". And i said bullsh-t and he said try me so i start reading Mews lines and he starts reading back everyone elses lines without a script. And im like what the f-ck, what are you, rain man. I said what happened dude?, Why did you suddenly become a genious and he (Mews) said
" i dont wanna piss of that Rickman dude".

And during the filming, it ended up that Alan and Jason got along real well, and as Kevin says, they ended up chumming around on and off stage. If you have the movie Dogma, i highly recommend you listen to the commentary as you learn that it was Alan's idea to die his hair black and look all pasty, you learn about the hoodies that the angels are wearing, you learn that Alan hurt his back really bad and was out of action for about a week and you can see when he returns that he is carefull in his movements because he is still in major pain, you learn that Alan ( like he is known for) questions Kevin on a few things and the answers that Kevin gives are halarious. Trust me, watch it. And if you can, go to the official Dogma web site and read the entries into Kevins diary, you learn that Alan jogs, bought a pair of "way to tight pants" and that he is "one fine dancer".

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 04:02:12 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

@Claudia - I hope I'm allowed to make kind of a survey :o) and I hope it isn't one, that anybody made recently!

Ladies - what is your favorite film and maybe why?

1. At the moment it is "Dark Harbour" for me. He is wonderful, all this looking of him (explained by the director sometimes) He is also looking wonderful. Mysterious film, but it has something that attaches me in some way.

2. Close my eyes - not only his acting. Also his eating *laugh* wolving down his sandwich + breakfast. Just lovely. And he ist THAT cute, soooooo goood to look at (I have said before, I would have liked HIM to play the brother *g*)

3. him in the Potter films - all this looks and gesturing.

Well :o) At the moment.
And - I haven't seen all of his films (not AABA, TMD, CL)
Ricky
curious to your answers :o)


Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 03:53:42 PM

 

 

Name:

SeverinaSnape

Location:

London

Homepage URL:

http://severinasnape.deviantart.com

Comments:

Those eBay images are fantastic. I wish payday wasnt for another week...of course I also hope they are real photos and not just laser prints...

Claudia and Emily - thanks for the heads up on AR and Jason Mewes - I have to download that clip - sounds like it will be hysterical...

I just love Jay and Silent Bob - just the idea of them and AR getting on so well is quite revealling...AR is definately a lot more down to earth and humourous than many of his critics would like to believe...

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 03:09:01 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

these 3 pictures are lovely!

kathy - "Did he say AR was a treacle?"
treacle = syrup?
I'm confused now *g*
Ricky

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 02:57:53 PM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CA

Comments:

I've sent the beautiful new pictures to Gemma of the magic fingers. I hope she'll drop everything else and get to work on them...

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 02:55:01 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

What a respect against AR Keven could do in the young guy. I have to suggest, in Dogma I hardly could understand him. He is talking that fast. Sometimes I only could get the F...-word when I saw the film the first time *laugh*
Thank you for explaining.

Bad language is no problem for me (haven't downloaded until now this audio) - I have learned that much of bad words the last year. Too much *lol*
Especially American films use bad language, I suppose?! English ones show more "naked skin" Or I am wrong?
OUR (Austrian) spots on TV, I mean advertising, show too much naked skin. What has a woman, sparely dressed, to do with selling a car? But this is off topic, I now. :o)
But I'm always just wondering - and my husband is annoyed too. Strange, you think? Well, sometimes I think he is more sensitive about all this marketing on naked women-skin than I am.
Ricky

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 02:34:38 PM

 

 

Name:

nicole stocks

Location:

near london

Comments:

i think that he is the greats i have over 4 89 pictures of him on my com, walls and in frames

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 02:16:42 PM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

Comments:

Claudia.. thank you for the language warning.. i don't mind though.. ^^

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 02:11:12 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

My gosh what a lot of goodies!
Love, love, love Marvin the Robot!!

--so it IS possible for Kevin Smith to string words together in a sentence without F***!!!! I did very much enjoy the audio of PJ show. Did he say AR was a treacle?
Can't believe grown men would sit in a hotel room in London and not at least get in a cab and see some of the sights!! Well I guess they did see some sights but they weren't London!!

Thank you, thank you everyone who has brightened my day on this GB. As usual, you're fabulous.

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 02:10:35 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Sue! I've not seen those either! Susan, CA....tell Gemma her work is piling up on her! *grin* I think I will give the clone tool a try. Elaine (who is away this weekend and is going to be sooo busy getting caught up here) was kind enough to send me a tutorial video on the clone tool.

I had forgotten about the AR/Mewes story. Its hilarious the way Smith tells it. Marlina, the sound file for that story is on the Audio page. Be careful though, if you are sensitive to off color language though.

Dee, I used Nero's Sound Editor to capture the sound. The program comes with a handful of times you can save a file to mp3 and you have to purchase the plugin to continue using that feature. But it is so worth it because it compresses to the max and you still get very good clarity. If you need any help with it, email me and I'll be glad to help.

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 01:53:09 PM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

Comments:

Thank you.. i just knew it.. ^^

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 01:43:00 PM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

WOW! You are simply wonderful! :)
Emily, Claudia: Thanks for the links to the interview + the HGTTG - Marvin is great! LOL! :)) I counted 13 different phrases, that he says.
Sue: these pictures from ebay are simply...

p.s. I wanted to ask you, if you could tell me, which program did you use for making that radio interview to mp3?

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 01:38:56 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Marlina: When they were filming "Dogma", Kevin Smith told Jason that he needed to be on his best behavior and learn his lines because he was working with Alan Rickman, great Shakespearean actor who wouldn't stand for any unprofessionalism. Jason was so afraid of AR, that he not only learned his own lines, he memorized everyone else's lines.

Sue: Thanks. Wow.

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 01:31:36 PM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

Comments:

What is the Story of Alan and Jason Mewes?? (You guys are making me curious all the time, don't you?) ^^

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 01:25:17 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

These pix are currently been sold on ebay. I haven't seen them before, they were obviously taken at the same time as the blue *eyebrow* one.







Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 01:23:15 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Those Marvin sounds are cute aren't they? I like "Don't do that!". That one will make a good Exit Windows or Exclamation sound for the computer.

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 12:49:46 PM

 

 

Name:

SeverinaSnape

Location:

London

Homepage URL:

http://severinasnape.deviantart.com

Comments:

I have to say - the finds this week are just amazing! Im annoyed that I live not too far away from Waterloo Bridge and did not have a casual stroll that night LOL!!

"well we know the story of Alan and Jason Mews (or do we?)"

What story of Alan and Jason Mews???? <~is oblivious but ready to be enlightened *grins*

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 12:13:51 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

That's Marvin on the Hitchikers site. I keep pressing him on different bits of the site and he has lots of different stuff to say including that!!LOL

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 12:08:59 PM

 

 

Name:

Summer

Location:

NZ

E-mail address:

summer_kr75@yahoo.com

Comments:

Hi SARF!

Great to have so many people from Wellington around :)
...*lol* I love the intelligence theory!

Thanks for the really generous offer concerning the AABA VHS... that's really lovely...but I finally managed to order it yesterday evening *phew*

To all who helped with Ezy: thanks a million. Very picky search engine indeed ;)


Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 12:04:36 PM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

Comments:

Sue.. i want to ask you something.. "Don't touch me. I'm too depressed."

Who said that line?

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 12:00:53 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

"Don't touch me, I'm too depressed"
I must remember that line;))

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 11:58:41 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I don't know Sue. If three cars just pulled up in front of me and stopped at that hour of night, I think I would have run the other way as fast as my little feet could carry me! LOL

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 11:15:40 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Hello sybil! Thank you for sharing that cute little story. AR sightings are always welcome reading here but I hope you will join us whenever you can.

I have consolidated the two AR bits from the radio show and I'll post it to the site when I do the next update. But until the, I've uploaded it to my freebie account so you can download. To download this to your machine, right click on the link below and select "Save Target as....". It is a freebie site so there is only limited bandwidth per day so if you can't get it today, check back later.

Phill Jupitus and Kevin Smith talk about AR

Thanks again to Emily for the great find!

Natasxxx, thanks for the link to HHG2tG at IMDb!

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 11:11:55 AM

 

 

Name:

Alfan

Comments:

Ah,,,,,,,,is it just me or does it seem weird that Alan chums with ones like Kevin,Jason and Matt. I mean i know that him and Kevin get along and well we know the story of Alan and Jason Mews (or do we?) but what a picture in my mind......Alan Rickman and Matt Damon....uhmmm. Anyways, im sure there is a lot of laughter when those characters get together.

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 11:10:31 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Welcome Sybil. That's a great story. Can you imagine just getting over recognising one of them then another appears and another. Mind you with my powers of perception I'd probably walked right past without noticing!
Nice to think Alan gave them a tour so they didn't have to spend all night taking photos of each other's genitalia!LOL

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 11:05:04 AM

 

 

Name:

Alfan

Comments:

Pam from Massachusetts.........FYI-On Alan's mothers 80th birthday he arranged for her to go and see 'Phantom of the Opera'.Afterwords there was a huge party the she entered "like the star she was". Ive never seen anyone enter a room like that'. Atta boy Alan......a good momma's boy.

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 10:53:01 AM

 

 

Name:

sybil dorsett

Comments:

i lurk here from time to time and enjoy the conversation that's carried on but i've never had anything to say before now. the interview emily found legitimized a story that was posted in a private group i belong to. this story comes from some fellow that spotted alan on waterloo bridge on sunday night. he has given permission for this story to be shared.

So I'm walking across Waterloo Bridge last Sunday night after watching Ronnie Wood and his band and these three cars pull up half way across, just in front of me. The back door of the nearest one opens up and out gets Alan Rickman! People start pouring out of the other cars, Phil Jupitus gets out of the other side of Alan's car. They all congregate by the wall as Alan starts pointing out the London landmarks to the Americans in the party, St. Pauls, etc. "Thus concludes the two minute tour", he says, "please don't forget to tip your driver". We're standing open mouthed as I start to recognise others in the group, it's Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes - Jay & Silent Bob!!!! It takes longer for me to realise who the quiet, short guy staying at the back is - Matt Damon! Each of them had dates, partners, etc, they started taking pictures of each other with St. Pauls in the background. We had to leave them to it as we had a train to catch. Got to the end of the brdge and looked back, they were still there. It was then that I realised what they had in common, Alan, Matt, Jay and Kevin were all in Dogma, directed by Kevin. It wasn't till the next day that I found out that they had all been at the Empire awards that night and must have just left.

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 10:22:42 AM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Thanks Emily for the link to the BBC Soundfile. Thanks Sue for the 29 min. hint... I just listened to it. Wow doesn´t it feel good to hear another guy speaking such lovely words about AR?
It's funny you started the LA discussion Ricky. Because yesterday at the same time I started to watch LA again. I lent the DVD to my sister (she adores English humor just like me) and she kept it for about 3 months! So I was very happy I got it back. Then I looked up this GB and you wrote about LA. Talking of a coincidence!

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 10:06:43 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Yes Ricky that's Martin Freeman from Love Actually.

Just been listening to Marvin, to my ear he has more than a hint of the original Dougal from The Magic Roundabout (voiced by Eric Thompson) in some of the lines. Can't wait to download him:)

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 10:04:59 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Thanks for that Emily!:)) Am still listening now (29 mins in) when KS tells that AR went off script for the presentation and said his own stuff. And then what does KS say? "He is so sweet that guy" "I love him to bits " or something like that.
A great find.

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 09:32:03 AM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

Thanks a lot for the "Hitchhiker"-Links. "I have seen it.-This rubbish" *laugh* Marvin is that cute *g*

The young guy in this film - I wonder if it is the same one who played the male part of this porno-couple in LA?

Ricky

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 09:29:51 AM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

@Dee
Love Actually SPOILER maybe...

I think, a not only loving father but also loving and thinking ;o) husband should have avoided situations like AR got into with Mia in this film. He just should have talked to Mia, she should behave herself and that he is not only her boss but also a well married man with two children, who could even be her father too. But - maybe midlife crisis?
And about the Christmas present she wanted - he could have said, that he will give her one because of being such a good secretary, doing such good work for him. Making barriers like this.

The only thing I can blame his wife ET - she realized at the party, that the girl and her husband seemed to be very close (sorry, missing the right expressions now). I would have made big scene in front of him - at home. At the party I would have tried to separate the both.
She is also a warmhearted friend p.e. against the widower, not only loving mother and housewife. And with THAT boy of a son - I think she often fells in bed really exhausted in the evening.

And about good looking and sexy. Well, Mia is neither more pretty nor more sexy than the wife, IMO. A woman and mother in her forties is not to be suspected to run along in short dresses and behavour like a young one. And - BTW, Mia is in her 30ies too, I mean the actor.
And if the husband wants ET in other clothes - he could suggest it, going shopping together I think, that sometimes she would dress like he wants her to see in.

End of SPOILER.


Of course I know that it is just a film, just a copy from things sometimes happen in real life - but it is also one of those films, one can think about it. Well – and AR wants us to think when we watch films ;o)

Ricky

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 09:15:09 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Twente

Comments:

Also a nice page to watch...Don'tPaniC

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 07:52:48 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

HHG2tG's site has been completely re-vamped. Hitchhikers.movies.go.com There are still some areas under construction but there are already lots of AR sounds!!!! Check it out. The Voice of Britain, indeed!

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 07:10:05 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Brilliant find, Emily!!!! Please be sure to thank Deb for the bee in your bonnet! What a nice little sting that bee has! Can't you just see the whole gaggle of them on Waterloo bridge taking pictures and cutting up. If any of you like Kevin Smith whatsoever, listen to the whole show--he actually doesn't use any four letter words! Its worth a listen.

I can't wait to see the KS Encore night. The Directors show might yield an AR bit or two. *crossing fingers* I've never seen Chasing Amy and since AR mentioned liking the film at one time, I suppose I will try it out on the 25th. The AR bit in An Evening With Kevin Smith is already on the Awards page. But, being somewhat a KS fan, myself, the whole show is worth a watch.

Dee, I like the idea of seeing Karen slap the horns off of Mia's head! LOL

Vicki, the sound on the Mesmer DVD is better than the VHS but its still not as good as it should be. There was a lot of "soft talk" in the film that could have been magnified a little better, I think.

Happy birthday to Pam's Mom! 80 years old....Wow!

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 05:52:28 AM

 

 

Name:

SARF

Location:

NZ

Comments:

Hey Summer!
Another Wellington fan! Wow!
There is a place in Wellington that has a copy of Closetland. It's at Aro Video (out in Te Aro), but it costs a fair bit to hire, about $5 for 3 nights. Oh, and its VHS.
As for An Awfully Big Adventure, I can send you the VHS if you're interested. It's in perfect condition, and it's yours for free. Just leave a message on the board with your email address and let me know if you'd like it.

As for everybody else - thanks for the video clips, and photos, and soundbytes. Everybody seems to ahve such keen eyes and ears! It's amazing what you come across when you get in here. And the money raised for the auction and the birthday fund was fabulous! AR has such dedicated (and rich!) fans!

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 03:29:44 AM

 

 

Name:

Aurora

Comments:

Brilliant find, Emily! I'm not giving away no spoilers, neither. :)

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 02:12:37 AM

 

 

Name:

Aurora

Comments:

Summer, I bought AABA from Ezy, too, so I tried a search just now on EZy's site search. I got "no results" for An Awfully Big Adventure but found the DVD with Awfully Big Adventure. Try omitting that An. Picky search engine.

Incidentally, I love the DVD. The image quality and sound quality are light years better than the VHS I had before. One thing I really notice is how dewy and young her skin is. It really sets off the age difference. Of course, now ABBA's available on R1 for us Amerkins.

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 01:34:17 AM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

I know I sound like the Kevin Smith Fan Club, but I'm not. This is entirely unplanned. My friend Deb put the bee in my bonnet to look for audio of Kevin Smith on the Phil Jupitus BBC6 radio show the morning after the Empires. And guess what? It's in the Listen Again archive and Kevin talks about going to the Waterloo bridge with Alan -- it was all Alan's idea. You must hear this. Find "Phil Jupitus" under "Shows," then it's well-marked on the Phil J home page - Monday March 14. Start listening, Kevin talks about Alan in the first 20 minutes. It's worth it, believe me. Not giving any spoilers.

Saturday, March 19th 2005 - 12:39:01 AM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Kevin Smith night on the Encore cable movie channel March 25. Might be an AR tidbit somewhere.

Friday, March 25th

"The Directors" (7:00 p.m.) This latest episode features clips from Smith's films "Clerks," "Dogma," "Chasing Amy," "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," "Jersey Girl," and "Mallrats." The segment includes extensive exclusive chats with Smith, plus interviews with Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, George Carlin, Alanis Morissette, producer Scott Mosier, and Smith's wife, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith.

"Chasing Amy" (8:00 p.m.) A cartoonist (Ben Affleck) falls for a fellow artist, a vivacious lesbian author (Joey Lauren Adams). The film co-stars Jason Lee and Kevin Smith.

"Clerks" (10:00 p.m.) Smith's first film looks at a day in the life of clerks at two adjoining stores. The film introduced the world to the dynamic duo of "Jay and Silent Bob" (Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith) and co-stars Brian O'Halloran.

"An Evening With Kevin Smith" (11:35 p.m.) In this exclusive television premiere, Kevin Smith spins humorous tales to college audiences across the country.



Friday, March 18th 2005 - 11:52:47 PM

 

 

Name:

Barbara the H

Location:

New Zealand

Comments:

I got AABA DVD through ezydvd in Australia when it first was issued. Probably they were overwhelmed with orders from the rest of the world. No extras on it though, Summer but there could be when it is released in another Region. Another person who visits here is SARF (secret Alan Rickman fan) and she is a student here in Wellington. Wellington is meant to have the most intelligent population in New Zealand so no wonder there are lots of AR fans.

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 10:54:27 PM

 

 

Name:

Pam

Location:

Massachusetts

Comments:

TGIF is right! Thanks to everyone for all the great pics and links etc. I am having fun tonight looking at them all. I havent had a chance to post for a few days.
Yesterday at the library we had a special Irish Celtic Program for our senior citizens plus any homeschoolers in the area. There were many different musical instruments and some very lovely music that the performer played. Tomorrow is my moms 80th birthday (she lives out west in Idaho) so will make sure to call her and wish her the happiest of days. She still does all her yard work etc. and keeps going. My sisters and I all went in together and got her a big bunch of tulips (50) in all plus we all sent her individual presents which she is enjoying. My other sister that lives out there is going to have a pizza party for her tomorrow. Anyway, thanks again for all the information. I think I'll be up for a few hours trying to read it all and looking at all the links etc. (LOL) Have a great weekend-Pam

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 09:50:22 PM

 

 

Name:

Vicki

Location:

Los Angeles

Comments:

Oh, one thing I forgot to mention....Closet Land vs. An Awfully Big Adventure. AR gives a brilliant performance in both films. However in CL, he plays a very disturbing character...just a word of caution. Also, ABBA, for some reason, is promoted as a comedy. Although there are some comedic moments, I would not consider this a comedy at all. As long as you view it with an open mind and don't expect to be "yuk-ing it up" you will most likely enjoy this film very much.

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 09:19:10 PM

 

 

Name:

Vicki

Location:

Los Angeles

Comments:

Thank GOD it's Friday! This has been one hell of a week and am I glad it's over. It's so nice to be able to come to this guest book at the end of a crappy day. It's like coming to a spa!

Emily - I LOVE that picture. He looks just delicious.

Dee - I agree with your assessment of Mesmer. Maybe not the best of films, but AR goes a long way in making it watchable...not just for crazy fans like us, but for everyone. I also had the same interpretation about her loss of sight the second time. The trauma of being forced to return to her abusive father after making such progress with Mesmer (emotionally, physically, and psychologically) sent her over the edge and her only way of coping was the psychosomatic loss of sight.
Many have complained about the sound quality on this film. I have it on DVD and the sound seems to be fine. Maybe it's the VHS version that's bad?

LOL about Karen "slapping the horns off of Mia"....I think if she would have shown her backbone right then, it would have "slapped the horns" off her husband as well.

Summer - Welcome! Sounds like you and Barbara and the other NZ fans should get together and have an Alan Rickman film festival. I'd join you if I could swim that far.

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 09:09:22 PM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CA

Comments:

I imagine they're temporarily sold out. Google Australia+dvd+An Awfully Big Adventure for a series of on-line places selling it now. (I've never tried NZ+dvd+AABA--certainly worth a shot.) Leave out "Australia" and you'll also get the region 1 places which will be shipping it at the end of April.

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 07:01:16 PM

 

 

Name:

Summer

Location:

NZ

Comments:

Hi Susan :)

Thanks for the tip, but Ezy does not list AABA!? Maybe they used to stock it but stopped selling it :(... or maybe I am too stoopid to find it.

Cheers


Friday, March 18th 2005 - 05:34:04 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

RE: the B&W picture-does anyone know what JSS stands for? Is this from Tango at the End of Winter? It looks like the clothes he was wearing in that video.

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 05:16:05 PM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Ricky -- AR's storyline in Love Actually made me cry too. I think AR looks incredibly handsome (he just gets better with age:) but I wish he would have been strong enough to ignore Mia's offer.

I've read posts by some who blame his affair on his wife -- saying she was too busy, too unsexy, too clueless, and too occupied with the kids. Well, speaking for busy, unsexy, clueless mothers everywhere -- I don't agree. Work it out, talk it out, break out...but keep your pants on until things are settled.

But, I do wish at the Christmas party (when AR and Mia were dancing) that his wife would have worked up a little passion and slapped the horns off Mia! That's a scene I would have liked to see!

But that's just my opinion. Everyone is free to disagree with me!!

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 04:43:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

OK...I received an answer on the differences in the Free Tibet auction total. Claire reports that the site is terribly out of date and that she received the report that AR's contribution went for £2100 from a friend that attended the auction last night. YAY! I'm so glad that AR fans are so willing to go the distance in supporting the causes that are obviously close to his heart.

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 03:49:11 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

Love Actually - maybe SPOILER:
I felt just that bad when watching it.
This nice scene, when he dealed with "Mr.Bean" - just funny, his impatient behavour.
His Wife seeing the jewelry, thinking it is for her. THen recognizing, that it isn't.
I just had to cry - brought memories to me, bad ones of course. Why are guys often that stupid? Don't talk to as what they want and what they hate? They are most of the time that talkative...
I felt so sorry for Emma - well, it is just a film, but.....
In real life - it happens all the time!
RIcky

I like this film - and a I hate it too.....

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 03:48:40 PM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CA

Comments:

Region 4 AABA (from Australia) EzyDVD--I found them wonderful to deal with. AABA is very high on my list of favorites, too.
Region 2 Closet Land (from Spain) dvdgo.com--Never would let me buy from them, but I hear people in Europe have done so with no problem.
Sometimes what you get on e-Bay is pirated, or has unremovable subtitles, or other problems (sometimes, of course, you get exactly what you want).

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 03:18:58 PM

 

 

Name:

Summer

Location:

NZ

Comments:

Hi Barbara :)

Your're from Wellington too :D? That would be sweet! Do you know even more Wellingtonian fans of AR?

Assuming yes, that's brilliant :) I had no idea!
We should all meet up for a coffee or have you already done just that!?

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 03:08:35 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

@Emily - no prob, two Rickys in one GB can easily be mixed up. I'm a real Ricky, BTW - almost everybody says so to me (real name is Erika)

And it was I nice imagination - AR being so shy that they hat to feed in with alcohol to make him put his shirt out *lol*

@Sniv - Thank you for posting me the HP :o)

Ricky

On channell Premiere just is "Love actually"

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 02:41:42 PM

 

 

Name:

Barbara the H

Location:

New Zealand

Comments:

Hello Summer,I think Wellington has a wonderful and secretly huge band of Alan admirers and you'll find this is a wonderful site.

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 02:21:12 PM

 

 

Name:

Summer

Location:

NZ

Comments:

Hi Claudia!

Thanks for welcoming me :) & for your help on ABBA and Closet land...
Funny, NZ is region 4 too, but I have not been able to find it in the shops...will check online :)!

Maybe I'll give the Closet Land DVD a try on ebay...still 1 pound only ...if I have to order it from Australia it will be quite expensive me thinks...*sigh* it's hard being addicted ;)

But I guess I need to have both *lol* but I can imagine CL is hard to watch, though such an important issue, guess it's worth biting through it.
Great to hear ABBA is one of your favs...really gotta have it then :)!



Friday, March 18th 2005 - 02:13:39 PM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful empire pictures and videos. :)
I'm in heaven right now!

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 01:43:46 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Oops, you're Ricky, not RickiNicki, aren't you? Sorry!

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 01:30:44 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

I was joking, RN! But ... you never know.

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 01:29:58 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Sorry Ricky - I must have made a mistake...

http://www.empireonline.co.uk/site/features/special/stpatricks05/worstaccent.asp

Thats the url - sorry!

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 01:09:44 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

@Sniv - what a pity, your link didn't work with me :o(

Bruce Willis is born in Germany - why Irish character or meant they his accent.
AR has a bad one in Judas kiss, I was told. (have got it only in German) The clip on this page about to film is too short to realize, but I always prefer when he speaks in his "normal speaking"

And this pictur below is just lovely, Emily. Was this a joke with the "champaign kick-in" or did they really try to "fill him up" *laugh* Well, the expression on his face is lovely, but the statue session-picures are not really my peace of cake. Can't explain, he is leaning / holding hands that artificial.

Ricky
Ricky


Friday, March 18th 2005 - 01:01:18 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Hi Summer and welcome to our AR online world. I hope you will visit with us as often as you can. As for AABA and CL. AABA is one of my favorites and CL is brilliant but is difficult for me to watch. What region code is your area, Summer? AABA and CL have already come out in, I believe, region 4 which is Australia. And AABA is coming out in region 1 next month. So, if I were you, I'd hold back a bit and see if you can find them at a reasonable price before paying a fortune for them on eBay.

Snic, the Julia Roberts/worst Irish accent gave me a giggle.

Wow! What a pose! I agree with you on the era of that pic, Emily. Thanks for posting it!

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 12:58:11 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

From Rickman Daily ... Never saw this one before. I'm thinking 1991? For some reason, it makes me think of the photo shoot with the statue -- hair looks the same, facial expression looks the same. Maybe this was from the statue session, before the champagne kicked in and he took off his shirt.

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Friday, March 18th 2005 - 12:36:39 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

But no mentioned of our beloved Rickman...though

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 11:54:23 AM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Hello,

Maybe you all have seen this but Empire has posted a list of worse accent by a non-Irish person and Julia Roberts won - for her part in MC lol

And Bruce Willis' character in Die Hard is also mentioned under 'Greatest Irish characters' ...

Well thats just some of it...

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 11:54:02 AM

 

 

Name:

Summer

Location:

Wellington, NZ

Comments:

Hi girls!

I am a newbie here :) & love the guestbook...

I have a question for all of you Alan experts...actually recommendations concerning some films of his.

Having watched most of his films, I wonder who has seen An awfully big adventure and Closet land!?

They are both not really widely availabe on DVD and now both have popped up at ebay in GB and I wondered if it is worth buying one of them or both even if it's expensive to get them shipped to NZ?

Especially Closet land seems quite difficult to get, right? Anyone who knows where the DVD is available to buy?
It's still really cheap on ebay...maybe it stays like that :D

It's so great to have a place to go to & talk about almost nothing else than Alan :D

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 11:39:48 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

TGIF, everyone!!!

The Mesmer conversation is great! I believe that in the MoM video, the cause of her return of sight and subsequent loss was mentioned. If memory serves me right, I think they spoke about Memser skeptics explaining that it was the bump to her head that could have caused a detached retina which would have temporarily brought her sight back (as Elaine detailed earlier for us).

Catherine reported that the RADA AR birthday donation stands at £1501.85!!!!! The donation time closes today and RADA will soon announce the total and give details of the student(s) it will be helping. I am so proud of everyone's efforts in this very worthy (and I think appreciated by AR) birhtday pressie.

Also, Claire reported that AR's piece on the Free Tibet art auction (which ended last night) topped £2100 but I have not been able to find that information on the Free Tibet site. As of now, the current highest bid posted on his offering is £300. Although it would be fantastic if £2100 was raised for his piece alone, I can't help but wonder if that amount is the combined total for all the pieces offered. If anyone finds anything about this, please let us know.

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 11:00:44 AM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Mesmer discussion -- SPOILERS -- I always wondered if Marie's blindness returned because (after Mesmer was ran out of town) she was forced to go back to the sexually abusive life she had with her father. Didn't she mention earlier in the film that there were some things she just couldn't look at? It's been awhile since I watched the movie, so I could be really wrong...

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 10:30:10 AM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

@Natastxxx - Oh, I know this picture too *g*

@Susan – I’m sorry. You’re right - It was not that thoughtful writing, that it is a bad film. It is just my opinion for that film being boring, having bad tone quality / soundtrack, the filming itself (camera) and so on. I think, they could have done so much more with Mesmer’s interesting life. But it still became a film where one is thinking about, I suppose.

@Susan + Elaine:
SPOILER –
I’m thinkin, she was cured by the bang at her head, being confused about the screaming girl Fancesca and the shock, wenn she suddenly fell down on her head.
And thank you for explaining what Marie Therese told Mesmer at the end of the film about her blindness.
Strange thing is, that I thought / read somewhere that all those people except AR were Hungarian ones? Being cheaper to pay. I recognizes an Austrian actor (theatre-actor from Vienna – I think, he is still there). He was the servant who had to bring upstairs the water for the bath. First I wasn’t quite sure, but then I read his name at the and of the film.

What I liked very much– except AR *g* - was the garden and the sight of the house, he lived in.

Ricky

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 07:37:32 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Comments:

Well, I know who I will choose! (Sorry I mean Movie!!!)

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 06:47:33 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

...not feeling well...

Comments:

....Mesmer is a move I never saw...but Alan look fab in it... It is him:
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Or this one!
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Friday, March 18th 2005 - 06:46:25 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Susan, that's a good way to sum up Mesmer. It's not my favourite although AR's performance is flawless as usual. The one thing that put me off was the soundtrack. I found it quite mournful and boring I am afraid.

SPOILER: Being a nurse, I always assumed that she regained her sight through the bang on her head rather than anything Mesmer did and that could be attributed to a detached retina or even a brain lesion. These can re-occur quite easily and that's what I assumed would have happened. That would not have been understood at that time.

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 04:45:28 AM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CA

Comments:

Lots of people like Mesmer the best of all AR's films, finding it complex, sensitive, thought-provoking, and moving (I'm one of those people). Lots of other people find it unclear, inconclusive, obscure, and other things they don't like. So I'd say it's a guestion of taste, of "I like it" vs. "I don't like it" more than "good" vs. "bad." A fabulous performance in a flawed film is the verdict I've heard most frequently.

SPOILER

MT says that when she could see she couldn't hit the right notes; that seeing cost her her music, a price she wasn't willing to pay. I think she was also unwilling to see the pain and squalor in the life around her and in her own life. I suspect she may also have returned to blindness semi-consciously to punish Mesmer for leaving her, even though the authorities threw him out of town. We aren't likely to get simple closure from a script changed by AR, who dislikes things put in boxes and pinned down, who says he doesn't know the fate of the boys at the end of Winter Guest.

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 03:44:46 AM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

Thank you very much @Sue for explaining.
Mesmer IS a bad film - but I would not give it away, because of that much being AR in it! This is the only reason. I would even enjoy him reading a telephone-book to me ;o)
BTW, the "real" Mesmer was ugly and fat *g*

A lovely Friday to all of you.

Ricky

Friday, March 18th 2005 - 12:20:17 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I'm gone a few hours and what do I miss? Another magnificent creation by Sue. That really is a pretty design, Sue.

Wouldn't it be a hoot if he is "shaking his thang" and Getty gets some pics??? LOL

Elaine, if I had to choose between Guiness or Bushmills it would have to be Guiness but I'd much rather be kicking back with Corona and lime. I know that sounds much more like the Caribbean than Ireland but what can I say? *grin*

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 08:09:02 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

AFNH, Thanks - I took your cue from what you said about that in your earlier post and it's a cap from that bit you're talking about, and yes, I did see him grab the bottle from the middle of the table and seemed to be about to pour one out for Rima. Quite cute if you watch it. Maybe I'll do a little vidette when I get the chance although it's not very good quality because of the stage lighting. I also pinched the cap from the middle of QT's very long speech. Back at work now and I really fancy a Guiness to toast St Patrick's Day!

Nice wallpaper Sue. I love his Dogma look!

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 06:21:33 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Ooooh - cheers! It's a nice one.

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 05:59:36 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

It's Scriptina.

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 05:53:38 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Tried to post this morning but Dreambook had the munchies again.

Elaine - that distance shot is near enough to the one I saw at the end credits. If you look closely, you'll see him grab a bottle of something.

Sue - love the paper - what is that font? Must admit, would love to be a fly on the wall to see him shake his funky stuff at the Mos Def gig!

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 05:44:20 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Ricky - it's not so much a problem with you understanding English as the film being rather poor!
It is his wife's son by her first marriage and she does appear older than Mesmer. I think she owns the house and has the money etc
Also the scene where Maria bangs her head is very poor I think. It appears that she regains her sight from the bang on the head rather than Mesmer's *miracle cure*
Also it is not explained why she loses her sight again either. I know Mesmer has it's fans but once you get over the fact that he looks gorgeous and he is in the film most of the time it really isn't very good.(IMO)

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 05:01:25 PM

 

 

Name:

Rick,y

Location:

Austria

Comments:

Happy St.Patrick's Day to all of you, who celebrate it.

@Sue - what a lovely Wallpaper!

@all - Question about the film Mesmer:

- Maybe Spoiler-

Well, I don't he hates his wife, does he?
And I didn't get this - this boy, who wants to rape Francesca, Mesmer's wife's younger girl-cousin, is this his son too? Or is he her second husband (or the third, fourth *g*) He seems to be much younger then her? And SHE seems to have the money, the house belongs to her and so on? Or did I misunderstand it?
In this film not only my not that good *g* understanding of English was a problem, but also the really bad tone quality *sigh* - so I might have misunderstood or misunderpreted some things.

Why was Maria Theresa blind again? I couldn't catch the dialoge Mesmer and her had about seeing in the end :o(


- End of Spoiler -

Ricky

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 03:24:39 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Back....

Comments:

I wish everyone a beautiful St. Patrick's Day! Don't dance too long...;)
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Or Drink toooo Much ;)
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Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 02:42:21 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

I was feeling angelic and made a new paper:




Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 02:18:40 PM

 

 

Name:

Nicole

Location:

London

Comments:

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!!!

Sorry, I can't stay. Have a nice evening!

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 02:05:37 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

"Grenouille's obsession turns to murder when he seeks to bottle the scent of a beautiful young virgin, played by Alan Rickman, reports Zap2It.com."

ROTFLMAO. Talk about a challenging part!

Well, there is the contingent who believes that Professor Snape is a virgin, and for the Wizarding world he's still quite young...

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 01:36:07 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

I see Mos Def is playing the Brixton Academy tonight, wonder if Alan will be going down to "shake his thang" or whatever one does at these events?

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 01:00:27 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

DUH! Just looked at this a bit closer. It's from a Google alert. Have they changed hischaracter? Will he be weaing the dress from PoA?: "Grenouille's obsession turns to murder when he seeks to bottle the scent of a beautiful young virgin, played by Alan Rickman, reports Zap2It.com."

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 12:11:53 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Ohhh to cool, Elaine! Its a good thing Rima was on his right cause look who's on his left! Of course, Mewes looks quite the bit on a the subdued side, thank goodness. LOL

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 11:58:46 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

OK, the only pics I could get with (a tiny bit) of Rima in them. Nice to see her there with him though.
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And Happy St Patrick's Day to all, (and as AR is half Irish, will he be hitting the Guiness tonight, or a wee dram of Bushmills!)Cheers!Drinking

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 11:52:22 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Back to the Bounty Hunter sound file. I have been "informed" that Sheena has done some impressive magic to the sound file and you can almost hear his every glorious word. You will find the file Sound Files for Alan Rickman Pics and Fics

Also, Sheena has a much better transcript than the one I posted a few days ago.

"This is Alan Rickman and I just got hijacked by Matt and Carl, at the Battersea antiques fair. They claim that you are going to give them £10,000 each (?)... That's cool, but erm you also have to pay £1,000 to a charity of my choice, that one will be Children on the Edge. I hope this works otherwise its a dirty scam... *laughs*" Then he hung up...

Thanks Sheena. Good ear you have there and the magic you worked on that sound file is amazing.

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 11:50:41 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Oh and kathy! Don't you love Emma Thompson's singing in MAAN? That lady is multi-talented for sure!

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 11:40:29 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Hello Deb! Glad you joined in. I hope you will visit with us often. I've read a lot of good reviews about The Upside of Anger and saw a making of on HBO a couple of weeks ago. It really does look like an excellent romantic comedy. Emily mentioned a while back that it might spark some interest in some of Binder's other films so we are all crossing our fingers and pinning our hopes.

Marlina, I agree with you on Jeremy Irons looking awfully creepy in that Snape costume! Of course, I've always thought JI was a bit creepy looking in a sexy sort of way no matter how he's dressed.

I don't know about green beer in other countries but I know it flows like the river in good ole Savannah, GA! *wishing I was there*




Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 11:38:52 AM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

Comments:

Jeremy Irons looks creppy with that Snape attire..

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 11:19:47 AM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Just watched the film clip of the Empire Awards. Wonderful! Thanks Elaine and Suzy for sharing with those of us outside the viewing area! The announcer was right - AR does have the sexiest voice...!

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 10:55:05 AM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY Hope everyone has a fun day wearin' o'the green!

I just watched Disc 2 of the Concert for George last night it was so sweet and sad. His son is the spittin' image of him yet looks sooo young and innocent especially next to all the other musicians. It looks like he and his mom have been very well supported by the music community.
It was sweet to see Uncle Ringo give Dhani a kiss on the cheek. It brings me back to my teenage years when I had Beatles pictures plastered all over my bedroom. Good to see AR's picture in the book Olivia Harrison has put out.

I also watched the Kenneth Branaugh movie of Much Ado About Nothing and it was great you could see a little of the future Professor Lockehart in him *smile* also so many other familiar faces--Imelda Staunton, Keanu Reeves--very good by the way--, Phyllida Law, Michael Keaton--also good--, and others, good to see American actors trying out Shakespeare! Oh, and the scenery was fabulous, some Italian country house, exquisite!

If any of you are going to be enjoying "green beer" (do they do that in other countries besides America?) be careful, but have fun today. I am a mixture of so many nationalities I can celebrate with everyone!!!


Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 10:24:11 AM

 

 

Name:

Deb

Location:

Canada

Comments:

I wanted to add my thanks to Suzy, Elaine and Claudia for the clips from the Empire Awards. I just finished watching them and I think I'll be going right back to see them again.

On another note, and perhaps it has already been addressed here so I apologize if that is so, does anyone think that if Mike Binder's "The Upside of Anger" is a success (I've heard some good reviews by some critics) that just maybe, after all these years, John Gissing may see the light of day?

I've enjoyed reading the posts and looking at the photos here so I'll certainly be popping back again.

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 10:23:29 AM

 

 

Name:

Ali-Pat

Location:

Procrastination, OH

Comments:

Thanks for the info about the George Harrison book! One more for In Passing, if I ever get time to devote to it again (sigh).

Suggestion for QDU clip--I always like the part where Marston comes flying out of his window backwards...twice.

Think I will spend the balance of the day getting in touch with my inner Kelly (thanks to an ancestor four generations back!).

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 09:16:31 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:


My kind of party!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone. If your out celebrating tonight, be safe! Today is definitely a Dev kind of day. Thanks for the pic, Sue.

I'm glad to know the Richard Curtis connection to Emma Freud. I wonder if AR would ever be keen on doing an interview with her???

Can't wait for your caps, Elaine. Maybe Rima is the reason he went in the back door.

Thank you for getting back with us on Reduced Shakespeare Company, Peekabooh. I will keep tabs on their schedule for a time they are close to me.

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 08:29:56 AM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Thanks everyone for all the pics and videoclips. Doesn´t he look gorgeous?




Last tuesday I attended the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) by the Reduced Shakespeare Company. They were performing all 37 Shakespeare-plays in 97 minutes! If you ever have the chance to see them, DO! It was hilarious, I laughed so loud, the tears rolled down my cheeks. I can´t remember who told me (Sue?) but I was very glad not to be in the front two rows because it was an interactive play if you know what I mean! I wonder if AR has seen this. Does anyone know?
If you are interested, this is the American link and this is the English link to the RSC.

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 07:45:43 AM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Hmmm don't know what happened to this emotie I posted under Dev!! Little people must have got it!


Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 06:49:15 AM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

I have just used the link to the Jason Isaacs-Pictures (thank you!) and I have to suggest: I prefer him fair haired! In his role of Lucius Malfoy he just looks lucious ;o)
Ricky

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 06:38:46 AM

 

 

Name:

morgane

Comments:

oh yes You're right Sue...The clip is in the "all things Snape's section...I didn't remember this.

Cool picture...mmm De valera..No better way to celebrate the St Patrick's day. Thank you!

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 06:24:54 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Yes that's Jeremy Irons playing Snape in a HP skit French and Saunders did for Red Nose day a couple of years back. Isn't the clip on Claudia's Harry Potter section?

I had totally forgotten that Emma Freud is Mrs.Richard Curtis (not sure if they are married or not) so I guess a bit of butt-grabbing doesn't go amiss anong friends. Those Freuds get everywhere ( I expect Siggy has a theory!!)

Oh and finally a topical pic for St.Patrick's Day




Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 06:06:06 AM

 

 

Name:

Morgane

Comments:

oh my god ; )
Isn't that Jeremy Irons ?

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 05:27:05 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

...flyin' through the Galaxy

Comments:

TNX E!!!! Picture of Snape's Brother ;)
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Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 03:25:53 AM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

LOL! That's good Natasxxx ...

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 01:09:59 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Locaiton:

...awake...or somthin'like that

Thursday, March 17th 2005 - 12:09:59 AM

 (I hope You don't mind, Emily!) For those people who can't "spotting" Alan in the GH book "SuperSnoop" Emily found ( :) )....

 

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Name:

Alfan

Comments:

Im glad Rima was there even though there wasnt a picture of them together,,,,,,,,,,im even more glad i noticed the butt grab, leave it for me to notice sometihng like that...or im sure someone else would of too......way to priceless to miss.

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 11:13:07 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

ps: THe guy in the Eric Clapton pic is (I think!) Chris Rea and Ringo in the middle.

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 10:41:32 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

I'm so flippin tired tonight. Rotten study day!

Billy-Bob was the American President in LA. He's a bit weird (got lots of funny phobias) but there's something I like about BBT. Saw him in "The Alamo" and he fit the character so well, I had to do research on Davy Crockett as I was really interested in it (You know how it is Lucy!)

Re where AR was sitting, Alfan, I followed the lead that someone mentioned (AFNH?) and combed through the "crowd" scenes at the end and you can see AR sitting with Rima on the table with Phil Jupitus on it (who he stood next to at the end of WKWYLL). I was going to do some caps tonight but forgot I put it on dvd-RAM and my machine does not like them so I'll re-do it tomorrow (or later today I should say!) and post them.

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 10:38:47 PM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Claudia - thanks for sharing those "cheeky" photos of the AR bum grab. If it is true that Emma Freud did grab/pat/squeeze/poke/pinch/or whatever his bum, then she is now my new HERO!

Does anyone know if she's a friend of his? Surely not just anyone could get away with that? If they could, we'd all be lined up and the poor man would be covered in bruises!

His jolly reaction was priceless, wasn't it? He truly looked pleased! Absolutely adorable!

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 10:24:19 PM

 

 

Name:

Zzzzz

Comments:

Billy Bob Thornton was in "Love Actually"?

Well, loved him in "Levity" (fickleness-I felt so sorry for him/but he's a killer! conflict). He's like AR in that he can be in a movie and look quite different from other characters he played.

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 08:54:34 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thank you for that pic, Emily! He looks gorgeous in those jeans! Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 08:07:46 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Here's a picture taken at the same time as the tiny one in the Concert for George book. It was taken at the London premiere of the movie "A Concert for George."

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Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 07:55:59 PM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Comments:

Sorry, it's just one picture over, and the man in question is opposite Eric Clapton. And doesn't the picture of George's son with Ringo give you the goose bumps? It's like a young George with an older Ringo.

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 07:31:08 PM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CO

Comments:

Emily, thanks for the find on the George Harrison book. I would love that, but I bet it cost serious $$? Who is the person two pics over? I swear it looks like John Denver! But he's passed on, so that couldn't be. Anyone know?

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 07:28:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Location:

Going to bed now, honest

Comments:

"What scenes would you like to see in a QDU clip?"

Golly Claudia I thought that would be obvious!?? Any scene with those boots and legs right up to his arse!!

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 06:12:54 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Course he might have thought it was Richard Curtis doing it!!!;))

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 06:11:29 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Wow, Emily! How in the heck did you find that picture? You are good, girl!

What a really wonderful site, too. Thanks Emily.

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 06:09:16 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Welcome Con! Hope you will join us as often as you can. We are a good little group.

There's no QDU clip yet, Vicki. What scenes would you like to see in a QDU clip?

Oh dear it does look like there was a hussey in the house Sunday evening! Was she "patting" everyone on the tushie? LOL Thanks for the ID, Sue. I did a google on her and came up with a news presenter. Am I correct?

Spotting her target

Taking aim....

BINGO!!!!

Who do that?

Yeah, it was me

I still have it!

Yeah, I'm still The Man!!



Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 06:04:37 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Thanks for the link, Emily, some lovely photos on that site.

Sue, and whoever passed the message on, thanks for the link to the JI pics, aww, he looks so sweet in those pics (I hadn't realised he was sitting so close to Helen Mirren). He always seems to be amazed that he's there, but always enjoys himself so much. I remember the quote from him, when cast as Lucius Malfoy, that he would have been happy just making the tea for AR, Maggie Smith, Richard Harris et al.

I noticed the quick turn and smile as AR came down the aisle, but hadn't realised someone had made a grab for him - naughty girl. Looks like a new website is in order - Goosing Alan Rickman.......!

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 05:59:56 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Olivia Harrison has just put out a big, beautiful book commemorating the memorial Concert for George that we've talked about here. Check out the photo gallery of celebrities who attended the concert and who are pictured in the book -- Alan is in the gallery on the right, one of the pages with lots of small pictures on it.

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 05:34:48 PM

 

 

Name:

Vicki

Location:

Los Angeles

Comments:

Alfan, I think you're right. After several viewings I'd have to say that was a blatent butt-grab if I ever saw one...the shameless, little hussey! Hell, we'd all be tempted by all that fresh meat sashaying past us, but who would actually be bold enough to reach out and grab at it? On national television, no less! She's got guts, this one. She's a true believer in carpe diem or, in this case, carpe gludious maximus.

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 05:21:30 PM

 

 

Name:

Alfan

Comments:

she didnt grab Kevin Smiths butt as he walked by, but maybe she couldnt find it the way KS was dressed. And i think that Jason Mewes was sitting at the table number 17 with KS. Was Alan sitting there with them too,he looks like he came from around the same table. No wonder he looks like he had a good time,who wouldnt with KS and JM. I have to agree, i think they actually get along really well and enjoy each others company, dont think Alan would hug anyone he didnt care for.........and well,he was asked to present the award to him. Could of been anyone, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jason Mewes, Jason Lee, anyone but Alan but im so glad they did. And i tell you, i love the butt grab, i love his reaction. great stuff.

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 05:03:00 PM

 

 

Name:

Vicki

Location:

Los Angeles

Comments:

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! The hardest working group of fans are right here. SuzyQ, Elaine, and Claudia deserve a standing ovation. BRAVO!

Thanks for supporting my "three-Alan-a-day" habit.

RickiNicki - the announcer also reminded me a bit of Clive Owen...has he been given the nod for James Bond yet?

Dee - I agree...I think AR has had some dental work done. Especially on his lower teeth. You don't see those crooked front two teeth anymore.

Last night - very late, they were showing Quigley Down Under on cable. I hadn't watched it in a while so, of course, I stayed up way past my bedtime (must get in at least three Alan's a day). It was worth it though. I know this film has gotten a lot of jeers and bad reviews but I still kind of like it....and AR looks extremely hot with his moustache and his black boots. Tom Selleck isn't bad eye-candy either. There's also several funny lines in this film. Do you have a QDU clip in the film section, Claudia?...can't remember.

Thanks so much again for the new downloads. You guys are the greatest!

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 04:54:49 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

I didn't watch the show but I read somewhere else that it was Emma Freud patting everybody in passing!!

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 04:48:24 PM

 

 

Name:

Alfan

Location:

Canada

Comments:

Omg, i just noticed something. Go back and look at when he walks up to the stage,,,,,watch the girl in black as he walks by, her hand suddenly comes up from behind Alan, then he suddenly turns around shockingly and starts smiling. Did she grab his but or something,,,,,,,go look. I swear she did something as her hand is reaching out then suddenly goes into a clap, he looks back at her and then laughs.

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 04:45:26 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Oh well we shall all brush our teeth after that One!!;))

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 04:32:39 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

finished brushing her teeth

Comments:

...Just for a good night...!
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Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 04:01:00 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Almost in Sleepy Wonder Land

Comments:

Well, before I wish everybody "GoodNight" I just wanna say: I'm glad I found this Fansite...Because here in the Netherlands there is not much news around AR..

So Claudia, SuzyQ,Elaine and the rest of the hard workin´ladies GREAT WORK.......




Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 03:33:41 PM

 

 

Name:

Con

Location:

UK

Comments:

Hi - I just stopped by to say that I think this is the best AR site on the internet and you are all very talented and dedicated people. Thanks!

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 03:12:20 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

O/T for AFNH - Somebody told me that you wanted a link to Jason Isaacs site for some vids or pics? Anyhoo I am only following orders and here is the addy I was given - Isaacs

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 02:12:00 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

Well Elaine - I was wondering, if KS was coming from a beach? or Sauna (hope, also in English this finnish word it is called so) or pool? *laugh*

Have just had the chance for seeing "Close my eyes" (alone!) - What a lovely film. I like it that much. (well, I would have preferred AR playing the brother -seeing his backside that much *blush*) I love this film, he is cut, he is fantastic, he is adorable. Talkative - but much to fast for me - I have to suggest. No subtitels. Normally English ones would do it (I'm much better in reading than hearing), but no English, no German ones. *sigh*
Well - but just great -I will see and listen again and again as often as possible :o)
Wanna just say - great. I am that happy I had the chance getting it - difficult it was, but I could manage it *luckyme*

Wish all of you the same lovely time as I just had - most of you have not 20.00 in the evening but earlier ;o)
Ricky
Just happy :o)

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 02:01:18 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Thank you thank you thank you for those clips and the lovely pictures! :D

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 01:38:14 PM

 

 

Name:

Julie

Location:

snowy Michigan--will spring EVER get here??

Comments:


I hope I'm not repeating old news. Here's an excerpt from Empire magazine. It's a kind of minute-by-minute guide to the awards the other night:

7.25-7.45pm: Food is served. Empire, despite it being our party, is reduced to eating in the room where the food is being prepared by the caterers, and not in the main hall with the celebs. Bah humbug. However, this paves the way for the inarguable highlight of the evening when, halfway through a lovely salmon/rice combo, we look up to see Alan Rickman himself walk in and grab some food. Readers, let Empire confirm that there is nothing on this planet more fun than quoting Die Hard lines to Alan Rickman. Mind you, we were quoting them under our breath and only after we were fairly certain he couldn't hear. Still… 'you ask for miracles, Theo, I give you the F… B… I….', 'Shoot! The! Glass!' and our favourite 'Yippee-kay-yay, *********' all got good airings

I thought it was interesting.

My daughter and I had an argument last night. I say safety pins, she says fish!! Too bad they didn't describe his shirt in the above article.

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 01:08:43 PM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

His smile is beautiful, isn't it...dreamy! But, is it my imagination, or does it look a little different? When I compare pictures of his "toothy" smiles of today to those from a few years ago, it looks different. Do you suppose he's had some dental work? Caps, or something?

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 12:36:39 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Talking about what KS was wearing, I was just looking back over the vid and you can see Richard Curtis giving him a really weird look as he passed him. I don't understand the cut-offs!

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 12:33:08 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

Thank you ladies for all that work you have done with making and posting these clips from the award.

From the pictures below I like most the one when he is hugging Kevin - what an adorable smile he has on his lips. :o))

RIcky

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 12:21:13 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Back from a very boring study day on some blurb that went right over my head. What a brilliant idea, Sue, to mail Empire. I'll have to join in. "Hotdog" mag are also fans of his. They rarely go one issue without mentioning Hans Gruber or The Sheriff, and it's always complimentary. Maybe it's AR himself who is the stumbling block?? But then now he's presented one of their awards, he might think more favourably on them.

I'm still with the fish!!Patagonia

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 12:00:49 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I should have copied what I wrote but yours is sooo much better, Sue. I basically said thanks for having him present the Empire award and that he is involved with quite a few films not to mention a play at the moment and I thought it would be a great time to do a lengthy interview with him. But it sounds like yours will be the one to catch someone's eye, Sue!

I've come to the conclusion that our DreamBook gremlins are morning "people" and wreak most of their havoc between the hours of 8-10AM Eastern time. Still no solution though, sorry.

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 11:51:29 AM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Such wonderful stuff from last night, was well worth staying up for, and all the ladies who knocked their socks off to get it to us in such double-quick time, I raise a glass and say ***CHEERS***!!!
He did look good, didn't he (and that was Richard Curtis in the audience too). As he walked down the aisle it looked as though he owned the place!
Let's deluge Empire with emails to get him for an interview, they seem to have been fairly Rickman-friendly in the past, can't do any harm. We maybe should mention TSFJG too!

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 11:51:18 AM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Wow -Sue - that's fighting talk, that is! Go for it, girl!

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 11:42:34 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Copy of email I just sent to Empire:

"It was great to see Alan Rickman presenting an award to Kevin Smith the other night.
How about doing an interview with Alan?
I don't seem to recall any in the past.
Alan has an enormous fanbase from teen girls with Snape fantasies to the more mature woman like myself who greatly admires his acting (oh ok then who also fancy him something rotten!)
We know he is rather reticent about doing interviews but he has " The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" coming out soon and is about to star with Sigouney Weaver in Marc Evan's "Snow Cake", and is down for "Perfume:The Story of a Murderer" with Dustin Hoffman and Ben Whishaw.
So now's your chance to prove the power of Empire and if you do I shall personally renew my lapsed subscription from last year!

Sue Locke"

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 11:39:05 AM

 

 

Name:

aurora

Comments:

Dreambook gremlins have been at work here this a.m. :-( A big thank you to Elaine, Suzy Q and Claudia, who stayed up late last night to make and post those clips! Great work!

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 11:35:57 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Blimey! We must have been seperated at birth Claudia!!
Just got those pix on to Photobucket and was about to post with the self-same comment!!
Still doesn't matter as long as we get to see them:)))))))))))

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 11:04:10 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

They've fixed the bloody ship......the Empire Gallery is back in business!




Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 10:26:53 AM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

Comments:

HA! Thank you all of you!!!
the picture is great!
And i agree, he look healty but thinner and happy.. ^^

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 09:42:37 AM

 

 

Name:

Ali-Pat

Location:

Ohio

Comments:

A million thanks for those clips from the Empire Awards! Don't you love the choice of music? And I also wonder what in the world KS was thinking when he dressed for the occasion. Perhaps it is another expression of his independent spirit.

I agree that AR looks happy and relaxed and I think it is because he genuinely likes Kevin Smith and enjoys being in his company. I witnessed this first hand in NYC after one of the Private Lives performances. KS and his wife joined Alan and Rima after the play and I have to say that AR looked like he was having the time of his life.

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 09:30:04 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Excellent idea, Sue. I sent my request just a few minutes ago.

I have been watching those fabulous videos quite a bit this morning. I agree that he does look absolutely fabulous. Happy, healthy and simply gorgeous. Was that Richard Curtis that he turned to while making his way to the stage? Empire couldn't have picked a more appropriate piece of music for him, that's for sure.

I couldn't help but think, after seeing Kevin Smith's attire, that KS was about to flash our man. I wonder what KS was thinking with that outfit???? LOL

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 08:52:11 AM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Claudia, Suzy, Elaine: you ladies rule! Image hosted by Photobucket.com

I thought AR looked great and I really liked his speech. Very witty. Image hosted by Photobucket.com

I still think those are safety pins on his shirt though, and not Image hosted by Photobucket.com.

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 08:17:04 AM

 

 

Name:

Laurie

Location:

Vermont

Comments:

Thank you so much SuzyQ, Elaine and Claudia for those new clips. You girls Rock!

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 06:34:23 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

I am a regular reader of the empireonline plus a sometime subscriber to the magazine and I have noticed through various comments that they seem to like AR. Perhaps we should make a concerted effort through emails to ask them to ty and get an interview. They often have a "Readers ask the questions" one that could be fun. I know he appears to loathe interviews but as this is a film mag rather than a paper maybe he might relent? Worth a try.

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 05:01:13 AM

 

 

Name:

Morgane

Location:

france

Comments:

Many Thanks to both of you Suzy and Elaine...And also to Claudia for this amazing place : )
It was sooo great...and to see him, walking through the crowd with In Demand music...aaaaah!

I guess It will Be a good day... :p

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 04:33:58 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Thanks so much Elaine, Suzy Q and Claudia for getting all that up so quickly. I wasn't able to watch the programme but I knew you would come through for me:))
Great to have good stuff to find in the mornings.

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 04:09:46 AM

 

 

Name:

RickiNicki

Location:

London

Comments:

Good Morning! Thanks to those fabulous pics! Thanks SusyQ and Elaine. And congratulations, Elaine, I'm very happy for you and your son!

I also watched the Empire Awards yesterday! But the host reminded me of Clive Owen, did anyone else have the same thoughts?

AR looks brilliant, doesn't he? I think he looks much younger than he actually is.

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 03:53:35 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Just awake!

Comments:

Wooouuwww! You ladies are fabulous! SuzyQ And Elaine very great job you've delivered! I'm glad that you'll share those video's and pictures! Thank u so much! I'm a one happy Dutch lady!
Image hosted by Photobucket.com

You are angels!!!!

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 03:28:11 AM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

Sue - we could get 1 GB / month and now I know, in the meantime, were I can control every day, how much we have downloaded. Will never happen again, because my hubby yesterday made it up to 2 GB ;o)

Thanks for sharing all those lovely pictures. I prefer all those, where he is looking serious or just has his little, lovely smile on his lips.
What a good start in a new day of work.

Ricky

Wednesday, March 16th 2005 - 12:16:22 AM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Elaine and SuzyQ
Thank you, thank you, thank you, not only for the marvelous, wonderful, terrific clips of the Empire Awards, but for working so hard to get them to us "toot sweet". I know you guys in England are about 6 hours ahead of us so I hope you weren't up in the wee hours of the night, and esp. SuzyQ being under the weather. Get lots of rest you guys.
Please know that we appreciate you both very much--you too Claudia for taking the time to make them available to us!!!
What a great bunch--Awesome!


PS What in the world was KS wearing???

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 11:59:03 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Another scoop for the ARDHGB! Thanks Elaine and Suzy for staying up late so we in the US can see something that was on TV in the UK only a few hours ago. And thank you, Internet.

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 11:54:19 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia who is off to bed now

Location:

GA

Comments:

OK, ladies!!! Do we not have the best group of friends to be found or what???? We don't have just one clip from the Empire awards...we have two. Elaine and SuzyQ were determined to get these files to yall. Mega thanks goes out to both Elaine and Suzy! You'll find both clips on the Awards page. I know you are going to enjoy them because I sure did!

Once again, thank you so much SuzyQ and Elaine!

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 11:28:03 PM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

I'm soooooo jealous of those who live in the UK who got to watch the Empire awards on TV!! But I'm also soooooo grateful that you're sharing the screencaps so soon! Thanks for going above & beyond the call of duty for all of us deprived AR fans (that's deprived, not depraved!;)!

He does look wonderful, doesn't he? I'll never understand buttoning the top button of his jacket, but...ah, who cares! Did you see that smile?! The man is edible!

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 10:37:16 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

THANK YOU SO MUCH-EVERYONE
those pictures are fabulous. He looks happy and healthy and wonderful. I have enjoyed them all--

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 09:40:02 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Awwww, Elaine thank you so much for trying. Suzy is having problems too. But we'll get it up sooner or later. Get some rest for tomorrow. Be sure to tell your son how proud we are for him.

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 09:22:19 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

I've captured the clip but I'm having trouble with email tonight so cant send it yet.And I really should go to sleep as I have a study day in 7 hours time so if Suzy Q wants to step in before I can get it to Claudia, be my guest, Suzy!!

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 09:13:00 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Wow.

Thank you Suzy Q.

Wow.

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 08:46:03 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I meant to address that site with the AR/Wax manip. I agree with Kaat on the other images looking real and I wish I could remember the original site and reason for this manip but it just won't come to mind. If it comes to me, I'll let you know.

Oh and Sue, it does look like I "broke the bloody ship" for real. I tried the gallery and I'm chiming in with Emily....where the heck did it go??? The pic is gone too.

Bless Elaine's and Suzy's hearts. They are working hard and staying up late to get us the video. We soooo appreciate it, you two.

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 08:45:20 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Ohhh Kevin has a bald spot!!!!! No doubt comes from having to deal with Jason Mewes so much! LOL

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 08:27:23 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Here are three from the end of the speech with Kevin Smith.








Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 08:24:16 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Here's number 6.




Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 08:17:15 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I love the way he was announced and judging by those first pics, he was pretty happy about it too. Did he get a wild reception from the audience?

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 08:09:34 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Three more caps from SuzyQ!!!







Thank you Suzy!

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 08:07:37 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Boy oh boy, you guys were busy today!

Don't have much time, but wanted to say congratulations to your son, Elaine! :-)

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 08:01:58 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thanks so much to all our pals that are keeping the rest of us up to date on the Empire awards. Here are the first of some screen caps that SuzyQ is sorting for us.




I can see why everyone is drooling! LOL

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 07:55:40 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucia

Location:

Little Whinging

Comments:

Alan was fab - Jason looked droolsome too rofl

I cant do links on here to save my life but Mugglenet has some stuff up from the Empire Awards and two little vids of Jason :)

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 07:52:04 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Elaine, tell your son congratulations from all of us here in Arkie land, well done to you both!!!!!!! Good on you as my grandfather would say!

This has been a busy place today great pics great anticipation of the video of the Empire awards *smile*.
He looks fantastic on all the teasers we've had!

So much excitement--won't be long before H2G2 is out and we can drool some more!

Thanks everyone

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 07:49:28 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Ohboyohboyohboy - that was certainly a who's who. Did anyone see the lovely shot of the Man during the Tarantino speech? And I swear that was him at the end (table near the back) lifting up a bottle of wine/champagne! I'd recognise that profile anywhere.
In the audience I noticed Sam West (from A&C!), Jenny Agutter and a wonderful shot of Jason Isaacs (did anyone capture that?). Marriage must be agreeing with Helen Mirren - she looked really well!

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 07:19:15 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Sneak preview ...

Image hosted by TinyPic.com

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 07:03:30 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

I can't wait to see this tape!

That other photo gallery on the Empire site, with the pic of AR and KS sitting at a table - it went from being down to completely gone! I wonder where it went. This is too cruel!

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 06:51:52 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Johnnie Vaughn (presenter) introduced him as the man with the sexiest voice known to mankind and then said he was currently directing MNIRC at the RC, and then said "The Awesome Mr Alan Rickman!" Is he a fan? And they played "In Demand" as the backing music as he walked up. They really are fans!!!

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 06:39:55 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Yes I saw it Elaine! I'll join you in that dribble. He's also sitting in the audience, near the middle - back, I saw the back of his head a couple of times. Glad someone's got it, my video still isn't fixed yet from the weekend's disaster (not that I've got a great Channel 5 anyway!) I see Emma Watson is there too.
Got mixed up with the Ruby Wax pic, I got confused with the RW book!

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 06:38:10 PM

 

 

Name:

Gissing's Girl

Location:

UK

Comments:

Re the Empire Awards. A nice long speech from AR and during a montage of Kevin Smith shots two lovely bits of AR as Metatron.Then he melted from the stage after giving KS his award.

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 06:35:19 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

He's on it!!! Just watching making a fabulous presentation speech to the Empire Awards for KS!!!! I have it on my Hard Drive but won't be able to get it taped yet - unless Suzy Q is watching??? Gawd, he lookd fantastic.......(dribble...)

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 06:33:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Thanks for all your congrats. He was also congratulated at his Sea Cadet RN Inspection tonight by the Area Officer. I was so proud of him. This is when I love being a mum!

Anyway, that pic with Ruby Wax has always been a mystery to me. I remember reading the blurb with it and not understanding what on earth it was all about. It's definitely a manip though. Proportions are wrong, no shadows where they should be, hue & sat different - I should be in CSI! (Which is on soon. Kill the beard Gil! It does NOT make you look sexy>-()I think I'll fast forward through the Empire awards and get to the good bits - well hope they will be good! Thanks again everyone. You are all fabby

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 05:19:11 PM

 

 

Name:

Kaat

Location:

Belgium

Comments:

Thanks AFNH and Claudia.

I found it here

A manip? So sad, and so NOT funny.
The other pictures on that site seemed real, so I had my doubts.

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 04:48:21 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Kaat, I've seen that picture on somebody's site before but I can't remember where. It is a photo manip though. The person was trying to be humorous for which went totally over my head at the time.

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 04:31:10 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Great news Elaine! Congratulations to your son!
Kaat - that pic is real - he is a very good friend of Ruby Wax (in the front of the pic). I think it was at a family celebration.
Off now to get set up for the Empire Awards on Channel 5, hope we strike lucky!

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 04:26:59 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Congratulations to your son, Elaine!

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 04:20:23 PM

 

 

Name:

Laurie

Location:

Vermont

Comments:

Wonderful news about your son Elaine! Congratulations!

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 04:06:54 PM

 

 

Name:

Kaat

Location:

Belgium

Comments:

Just a quick question: what's the deal with this picture?
Is it a manipulation?


I'm sure you guys will know this :)

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 03:58:07 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Twenthe

Comments:

Congratulation Elaine and son!!! :)

Toppie, Sjappoo, Hey Goed doan!!!!

Natasxxx

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 03:23:35 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

A great big to Elaine's son!!! I am so happy for both of you.

ANNICK, thanks for that link to the GoF poster. Emma Watson sure is a cute girl, isn't she?

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 03:12:22 PM

 

 

Name:

Barbara

Location:

NZ

Comments:

Elaine - wonderful news about your son. I feel very happy for you and him even though I am halfway round the world.

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 03:05:45 PM

 

 

Name:

annick

Location:

FRANCE

Comments:

Goblet of Fire Poster

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 02:37:09 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Gawd, what a day! Have just got back from picking my son up from Portsmouth where he had been attending his Admiralty Interview Board for entry into the Defence Sixth Form College and a commission in the Royal Navy. I am very pleased and proud to say that HE PASSED!!!!Bounce And now I visit here and there are more lovely pics. See you later. Have to go now!!

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 02:36:34 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Another one from the Empire Awards

Image hosted by TinyPic.com

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 02:19:52 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Yeah Claudia looks like you "broke the bloody ship"!!!

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 01:51:41 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Oh dear, I suppose I should have posted the link. The Sony Ericsson Empire Awards 2005 It doesn't look like the gallery is working at the moment.

Yeah, it does look they are in one of my favorite places, Sue. But upon closer inspection, it looks like the awards were in a table setting instead of theatre seats.

Ohhh Ricky! Your husband is being very sweet about the bill. I hope he will one day consider broadband for you.

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 01:42:15 PM

 

 

Name:

Vicki

Location:

Los Angeles

Comments:

LOL!...I guess the editor for the Hollywood Reporter must have been asleep...too funny! Maybe his last appearance in a dress in PoA made them believe he could play a beautiful, young virgin.

Wooo-Hooo! I love the pictures from Antony and Cleopatra. There sure seems to be some chemistry happening in those pictures!

Perfume sounds interesting. I haven't read the book but it sounds like AR's part is small. Does he at least have some good dialogue? I realize that what's in the book does not necessarily mean it will make it to the screen (HP is a good example)but I just wondered if his brief appearance will be a memorable one.

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 01:40:12 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

I nearly filled up the entire hard drive of our "good" computer (I.E.: the one that would play WinMovies) with downloads from this site. It was when my husband said he'd have to install a bigger hard drive that I got the idea and put everything on CD-Rs.

I'm just glad our service gives us unlimited access!

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 01:40:01 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Oh dear Ricky, do you have a limit on downloads??
Blimey that would never do!LOL
We just pay the monthly subscription for Broadband

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 01:32:40 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Looks like the bar!LOL! Obviously keeping close to Kevin:)

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 01:29:36 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

AR playing a virgin? *cough* I really will enjoy his part of the film ;o) *lol*

What a wonderful Anthony he must have been *sigh* - just adorable!

SARF - well, Ralph is Voldemort? Well, I think I don't know him, I suppose. But - if his has that deep lying eyes like Joseph and sometimes scary views too, he will be a really good Lord L. I suppose *g*

Claudia - I "knew" about Mesmer before. Have read about him, years ago (being interested in history, medicine and so on)An interesting guy and story it would have been - if there would have been a better script and so on. They left the actors quite alone, if you can understand what I mean? Less of directing and small script, saying very little.
It could have been a really great story! with the right autor and right director - what a pity!
So we have ;o) to enjoy Mr.AR - and we will, 'cause he does a really great job in it.

Well - today my husband almost fainted, in Januare I have loaded too much from this side for my own posession on my computer. 300 Euro his banking account said - but "ohwonder" he did not scold me. *smile* Lovely - isn't he?, really. I was really embarassed about my being to greedy - but couldn't wait until the next month and I can only download 1 GB / month, and I seem have been to much online in January ;o(





Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 01:29:03 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Ohhh I clicked a link from the link that Emily posted a bit ago and I found what looks like a newer picture of AR from Sunday night. I haven't seen this one before.



Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 01:09:38 PM

 

 

Name:

Morgane

Location:

France

Comments:

"when he seeks to bottle the scent of a beautiful young virgin, played by Alan Rickman" heeeeu...I know my english is weak but still...

Thanks for the Anthony and Cleopatra's picture...He's gorgeous. Definitly love him with a beard.

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 01:03:15 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I think a virgin will be a good stretch for him. LOL

Thanks for the head's up on Branagh, Emily. Looks like his up and coming HBO film Warm Springs brought him other returns. In my opinion, no one directs Shakespeare better than Branagh.

Have a great time, Peekabooh. I'll be happy to read your opinion.

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 01:02:12 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Tonight I´m going to the theatre to see the Reduced Shakespeare Company I told you about. I´ll let you know...




I wish you all Alan Dreams!

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 12:54:00 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Maybe our man has more hidden talents than you´re aware of Sue..... LOL

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 12:08:27 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Well he's good but not THAT good!!

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 11:56:04 AM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

north of here

Comments:

Haven't had time to catch up on all the posts yet, but didn't see this. If it's a repeat, sorry.

Today's laugh!
Dustin Hoffman becomes 'the perfume maker'!: [Entertainment News]: Washington, Mar 15 : Dustin Hoffman has been signed up to star in the feature film adaptation of Patrick Suskind's international best seller 'Perfume: The Story of a Murderer'. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story, set in 18th- century France, is about Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, played by Ben Whishaw, who is born scentless, but possesses an extraordinary sense of smell. He apprentices himself to a perfume maker, played by Hoffman, and sets out to re-create unusual scents. Grenouille's obsession turns to murder when he seeks to bottle the scent of a beautiful young virgin, played by Alan Rickman, reports Zap2It.com. 'Run Lola Run' director Tom Tykwer will direct the movie and the production is scheduled to begin in June this year. (ANI)

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 11:44:52 AM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Oops! Part two of that post -- this one's for Claudia. Ken Branagh's next project is "As You Like It" for HBO.

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 11:15:49 AM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Current high bid on AR's Tibet art is 300 pounds.

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 11:12:31 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Hmmmm, my favorite AR era, Sue! Thanks for the morning eye candy!

Ricky, its so funny that you mention Mesmer for two reasons. First, I listened to Radio 4's presentation of The Price of Light from The Saturday Play and secondly because I've been listening closely to the film while trying to swipe some sound files. In my humble opinion only, in addition to the horrid sound, the film Mesmer had some serious lacking in storyline
and directing. I had no earthly idea who Mesmer and Maria Teresa were until I bought this film. Of course, AR and the film inspired me to do some research. But let's face it, not all movie goers are quite like we AR fans and wouldn't bother. They just turn their noses up and turn to the next film offering. The performances of all were extremely brilliant but even the best of actors can only do so much when there is no story. But keep in mind, I wouldn't give up my copy of Mesmer for anything!

I did listen to The Price of Light yesterday. What a huge contrast between the story
on film and radio. In TPoL, Anna (Mesmer's wife) actually shows some compassion towards Mesmer and his patient with only a little concern for the relationship between Mesmer and MT. And that concern is more or less pointed towards the girl falling for her husband with no blame on Mesmer himself. The radio version also brightly shines the light on how MT's parents were intent on keeping her blind as to not tamper with her talent on the piano. TPoL will be available to listen to until Saturday so if you're interested, you can listen to it HERE

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 11:07:34 AM

 

 

Name:

Aurora

Comments:

Great pics, Sue! He looks great in the beard, and oooh baby, that second pic is a beauty. Too bad AR and HM didn't have any chemistry. lol Well, that's what some of the critics said. Sure looks like chemistry in those pics!

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 10:43:50 AM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Oh, those pictures...HOT!

Thank You.

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 10:14:07 AM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

E-mail address:

alan55rickman@yahoo.co.uk

Comments:

I do believe it is a Safety pins.. and.. thanks for the Empire PIcture..
and i really appreciate Mr Rickman because he chose role from heart not by it's paycheck (Actually i really don't care as long as i can see him in a new movie.. ^^) but it is really honourable things to do..

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 09:50:33 AM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Sue, what a wonderful sight to wake up to this morning.
Those pics are enough to give this old lady a hot flash!
*fan-fan* I would have given my right arm to have been able to see those two greats in performance together.
You're right he looks fabulous in the beard. (I'm not partial like him with or without)


Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 09:47:28 AM

 

 

Name:

Vera

Comments:

I don't expect all the people in the world to like "Perfume", but I like it and hope that it will turn out to be a good film. One of the problems seems to be that some journalist came up with the idea that it is a "murder mystery", which it is most certainly not. If you regard it as a crime novel, it is indeed boring. For me the subtitle "The story of a murderer", which is true after all, doesn't necessarily indicate that it has to be some kind of crime novel, and I'm sure Patrick Süskind never intended it to be one.

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 09:20:57 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Oh well, no hot new pix or stories for you this morning but whilst I was rummaging through agency pix yesterday I came across these two old ones.
Forgive me for indulging but I really think he looks about his sexiest in these. Mind you I am biased and am married to a beardie who if you look at sideways with screwed-up eyes from about 20ft does have a passing resemblance to AR's Antony (hell he even has the name!)LOL




Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 04:47:49 AM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

Emily, I'm starting to feel self-conscious about using the board for our conversation--but I'm too paranoid to post my email address...sorry! I just signed into the US ebay, but I think the items were in the UK. But no, I'm not looking to buy this item.

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 03:09:44 AM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

U.S. or UK EBay? Grrrrr... Story of my life, the one week I'm too swamped to be hyper-vigilant. Thanks.

Did you buy one?

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 02:15:28 AM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

Emily, I just wanted to tell you that I checked again and actually there were 4 copies of issue 19 that sold at Ebay the first week of this month--maybe you just had bad timing! The winning bids were pretty uniform, around $40. I'm sure you'll find it--I've found things I thought I'd never find. Never give up, never surrender!

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 02:13:07 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Just awake....

Comments:

Oooh, after a good night sleep I've to read a lot here!

Great piccies! And I'm not sure anymore if it is safetyPins....(????..Maybe we could do a poll: what is it on Alans shirt?...)

About perfume: Maybe I should try it again...It was a long time ago when I've read it....





Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 01:49:49 AM

 

 

Name:

SARF

Location:

NZ

Comments:

It's Ralph - the tall, blonde one. Still handsome, but I prefer Joseph. And Alan. Ooooh, and Adrien Brody. I saw him not too long ago. Gosh, he's beautiful. Just like Alan.

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 12:30:53 AM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

PS: What do you think about "Mesmer"?

PPS: Do you know which of the two Finnes-brothers is "Lord Voldemort"? Joseph or Ralf? Have just seen "Killing me softly", were Joseph playes the part of a mountain climber - dark part, think he is a really good actor. And recently I've seen "Luther" - think it was Joseph to.

Ricky

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 12:24:55 AM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

sometimes I think, "our" man has really a certain talent to pick up parts in film, which are strange and that bad
;o( so that they never would see a cinema from inside.
Such like perfume - I wonder, if it ever will be released, when finished filming. Must be a really hard work to put this strange books "into pictures"!

Or "Mesmer". Just got this film. Well, if there would not be Mr.AR in this film, I suppose I would not have looked until the end. Bad tone, strange directing.
Well - AR makes the best out of it, one can really enjoy his acting (and handdoing *smile*) He is wonderful agan - like always, I suppose.
The best beside AR's acting is the period clothing. I love this kind of outfits very much. Never would enjoy wearing it my self, mean the womens dressen - not comfortable.
Well - I think this film should only AR-fans look at, everything else would get to bored and so on ;o)

Wish you all a nice Tuesday.

Ricky
Austra, 6.19 in the morning

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 12:19:31 AM

 

 

Name:

Alfan

Location:

Canada

Comments:

Hi, ok, i thinking i used the wrong word when i said Hollywoodize the movie.......its not what i meant in terms of glitz and glamour. I think i was trying to mean that i hope they do something to spruce up the book a bit, i agree with the comments of the kind of writer he is. hmm, how can i say this without offending those who liked the book.ok.

-------------SPOILER ALERT--SPOILER ALERT----------------
IF YOU HAVE NOT READ PERFUME AND DO NOT WANT TO KNOW THE PLOT THEN GO NO FURTHR.

I did like certian aspects of the book like when Jean Babtist was growing up, that is important and should be left in, his apprenticeship with Baldini, very important. But i dont know how important the seven years in the cave and prettying him all up when he does return is and what real relevance it has to the murders he later on commits. And thats another thing that bugged me, there was only one real discriptive murder ( well written i might add) and that was Riches daughter. Then boom, 24 more in one sentence. No real investigation, all of a sudden he is caught, convicted, sentenced and let free all in a chapter or two. Now if they stuck to the book, Alan's part would be about maybe 10 minutes of screen time and Dustins would be a bit longer. Maybe thats what they agreed to, who knows. To me that should be the heart of the story,(his growing up, his apprenticeship,then brutal killings, the investigation, the sentencing and the eventual freedom and how it ends. the focus of the movie. Hollywooding it up was the wrong term. In spite of what im saying it will be an interesting movie to watch, i look forward to it. Alan has taken on smaller roles before, and as Tim Robbins says "Alan accepts roles by his heart and not the paycheck". Alan will bring a certian amount of credibility to the movie as will Dustin, and with that will bring a whole gambit of followers.........god did that make sense or am i out in left field. Again, sorry for using the word Hollywooding it up. Nothing to do with Alan or perfume but i was really surprised when i visited LA this year, Hollywood Blvd,,,,,ew, dirty and scummy, surprised me)

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 - 12:02:16 AM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Yep.

It's true that people do regularly sell Oz at auction. But the issue in question never seems to come up and, believe me, I've been watching. I would rather have the whole magazine than just the insert. I know it's out there. I'll find it, one way or another. By Grabthar's hammer ...

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 11:56:12 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

Emily, was the poster you tried to buy from About Books? That's the listing I saw at ILAB. You can probably find the Oz magazine more easily--I noticed 3 sold just a little over a week ago at Ebay, each for much less than the poster, but then you never know when it'll turn up.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 11:49:50 PM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Kaat and Vera - I agree that the novel "Perfume" was unique and had an intriguing premise. The author was also very good at describing his characters -- you could almost see (and smell) them. But I didn't think it was very well written. Plus, there was something really "yucky" about it (how's that for an intelligent, literary comment?:).


But, there might be enough promising material to turn the book into a lovely little movie. It could happen if done with a light hand (oh pleeease, don't let them Hollywoodize it!!) and they take advantage of that golden Barcalona scenery.


BTW - I'm voting for fish! That theme goes along with the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy - "So long, and thanks for all the fish"!

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 10:50:14 PM

 

 

Name:

Sharen

Location:

FL

Comments:

Sniv, I saw this text at http://www.cinecon.com/news.php?id=0503145: Hoffman, Rickman join "Perfume"
POSTED ON 03/14/05 AT 9:00 A.M.
BY ETHAN AAMES

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Dustin Hoffman and Alan Rickman are set for the feature film adaptation of Patrick Suskind's international best seller "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer."

According to the trade, "Hoffman will play Guiseppe Baldini, the perfume maker, and Rickman will be Antoine, the merchant father of a young woman who becomes the subject of obsession for Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, the central character in the film, to be played by British actor Ben Whishaw. Grenouille's obsession turns to murder when he seeks to bottle the scent of the beautiful young virgin. The tale is set in 18th century Paris."

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 10:27:17 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Sonoma, on what site did you happen to find that book listing for the Peter Mayer poster? I've been tracking this Oz for two years and almost had it in my grasp the other night. In fact, I bought it, had my credit card accepted, and then got a message from the bookseller saying, oops, he hadn't gotten around to updating his database and the poster had in fact been sold shortly before my order came in. I am heartsick over it.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 10:09:34 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

Sue, last night I was browsing for books and chanced upon a listing for a poster by Peter Mayer, typography by AR. It described the yin yang box pattern--I thought this might be the same project that was in Oz but in poster format, since the Oz link you provided had mentioned poetry by the same guy. My curiosity piqued, I found someone on the internet who has the magazine and just asked. See what insomnia can accomplish?

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 09:06:14 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Nope, still think they're safety pins! :-)

BTW, I don't think that anyone should apologize for their opinions. Among other things, we come to this GB for friendly discussions, and without different opinions there wouldn't be any discussions. :-)

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 07:49:20 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Claudia, I was under the impression that he presented an "Independent Spirit" Award or something like that to Kevin Smith. I'm saying this because on the Empire site gallery, he's in the gallery of "Winners and Presenters."

Susan CO: I agree on the hair. Go gray, baby!

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 07:14:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CO

Comments:

I think my favorite pic is the third one down that Claudia just put up. And I now think those are fishes instead of safety pins.

Elaine, I'm with you. I wish he would just let his hair go natural, but you have to admit that this is a much better coloring job than he's had in the past.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 06:52:56 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Great "Most Haunted Live" tonight! But, I digress. I have changed my mind. I think they are fish. Thin ones. Like Whitebait.I'm not going to say what everyone else is now thinking!

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 06:46:19 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Great news on recording the awards show, Elaine! Now we need to cross our fingers there is a clip to be had. I didn't go through every word of the Empire site but does anyone know if AR might have presented? That would be a very nice clip! LOL I wonder why he went through the back door. Oh and thanks for the pic additions, Elaine. AFNH put a brush to the pics too. She asked me to post these for her.

I'm still "flip flopping" like a fish with my decision on whether that's fish or safety pins! LOL

Kaat and Vera. Saying I don't like Perfume.... might be a little harsh because I was never able to finish the book. I just found the first part of the book so incredibly boring, I just couldn't finish it. I'm sure AR and DH will make the film well worth the watch. Kaat, don't worry you haven't offended anyone.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 06:42:30 PM

 

 

Name:

Vera

Comments:

Kaat, I'm with you on "Perfume". It's a brilliant book and it would mean its ruin if the hollywood-ised it. Luckily with Tom Tykwer and Bernd Eichinger (I don't know Andrew Birkin) chances are slim that it will be hollywood-ised.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 06:22:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

I think they're safety pins on his shirt too.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 06:19:07 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

I love my Sky+. Thanks for that, Sue, I'll record it and cross my fingers!!!

I can't help feeling a little disappointed that he's gone back to that awful hairdresser again. I was looking through the recent pics we have him, and someone should tell him that the grey hair is GORGEOUS so please please don't cover it up!

Pretty please?Please

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 06:15:37 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

The Enpire Awards are on Channel 5 tomorrow night about 11 or 11.30.
Sadly I don't get terrestial Channel 5 (we live in a blip) but I can get it through satellite but unfortuantely can't record satellite!! I am going to get Sky+ one of these days that allows me to record it on hard drive but just haven't got round to it.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 05:58:24 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

My goodness are those photos wonderful! I love the shirt whatever is on it--I vote for safety pins--He looks so healthy and fabulous! His hairdresser is back from vacation--you can tell !LOL! Thanks Elaine.

I had to laugh at the comments on the redtango page.
"I want some of what you're on when you do this!"

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 05:42:42 PM

 

 

Name:

Kaat

Location:

Belgium

Comments:

The new pictures are very nice! He looks better than some time ago.
My congrats to all the photoshoppers on this guestbook!
In my opinion it's safety pins on the shirt, and I love him for it!

Am I the only one on this guestbook who actually loves 'Perfume'? What's wrong with it?
I remember this book as one of the best and most intriguing novels I've ever read.
Yes it is unconventional and sometimes disturbing, and yes it is hard to identify with the characters, but isn't that just the triumph of this book? It can engage and repel you at the same time. It's not just a book, it's an experience.
"Perfume" is -in its wonderful combination of horror, psychology, allegory, mystery and humour/irony- a masterpiece and in my opinion
(in this case) the book will always be better than the movie, Alan Rickman or no Alan Rickman!
And I really, really hope that they do not hollywood-ize (and ruin) it.

I'm sorry for this, I don't mean to offend anyone.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 05:26:47 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Were/are the Empire Awards on TV in the UK? If they haven't aired yet, is anyone going to be recording it? And can we get some clips on this site, Claudia? Hint.

According to a report from some fans on one of the Harry Potter sites, AR went in through the back door at the awards and did not do the red carpet or sign for fans. Unusual for him ... must have been in a hurry to get to the buffet table.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 05:22:36 PM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Thanks everyone for the wonderful Empire photos! The man has the most beautiful skin! Wonder if he does anything special to keep it that way?

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 05:13:48 PM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

north of here

Comments:

Elaine - Thank you!!!

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 05:06:05 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

I forgot these. WM removed and a bigger Wire Image
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Monday, March 14th 2005 - 04:45:45 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Sonoma - Who did you enquire of???

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 04:45:40 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

Out of curiosity I enquired about AR's OZ Issue 19 work, and found out it was a centerfold of "a poem" by Peter Mayer. It was a pattern you could cut out and form into a box adorned with yin yang symbols. Something to do with "concrete poetry," I think--definitely something I'd like to learn more about.

Happy to see AR looking so splendid these days!

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 04:40:01 PM

 

 

Name:

SeverinaSnape

Location:

London

Homepage URL:

http://severinasnape.deviantart.com

Comments:

Aloha Ladies!

After another long, crazy day at work how wonderful to come home to all these FAB photos!!!

Thanks to all who have welcomed me and looked at my deviantArt page; and many many thanks to those who liked what they saw.


Monday, March 14th 2005 - 04:16:53 PM

 

 

Name:

Alfan

Location:

Canada

Comments:

Perfume,,,,,,,,,,gods, lets hope they take liberties with the screenplay. That book was awfull,( and thats my opinion, no offence to those who liked it and many others loved it). But like i said, its considered a murder mystery well in the book, there is no mystery, no police investigation, no real discriptive murder except one. I again in my opinion hope they hollywood it up alote......i again do not mean to offend anyone, i would watch an Alan movie if it were him just sitting in a rocker rocking back and forth. I love the man's acting ability and im sure he will do the movie justice in his performance as Riches. I am aslo a fan of Dustin Hoffman and i knew as soon as i read the Baldini part that it was perfect for him. I honestly do look forward to the movie, i just hope they change a few things as it will be like AABA, where Alan doesnt show up for until the last 1/3 of the movie and that would be a shame.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 04:16:50 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Susan, CA, tell Gemma to take her time. I was playing around with the clone tool (thanks Elaine) and although I made a little progress....it looks like a very long and tedious process. YUK! LOL

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 04:07:47 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Kimberly, I also have problems posting in the morning. As Claudia, said it must be a Dreambook issue.

I'm really getting curious about The Perfume now. Maybe I should read it...

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 04:06:03 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Kimberly, I'm so sorry you had problems posting this morning. I've found if I archive off the guest book often, that most problems are smoothed out. But for some reason, DreamBook has troubles waking up in the mornings. No matter how clear the database, there are definite problems between 8-10 AM Eastern time.

Elaine! I love the pics you posted. Thanks. I just think he looks so healthy and happy in these pics.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 03:42:38 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

And I think they are safety pins. Cute!Yowza

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 03:24:37 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Try these:
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I think he's lost a few pounds. Looks very well anyway. (I must get this dribbling thing sorted!)

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 03:20:19 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Thanks for the pics, links etc.

I was wondering if anybody can view this page:

http://www.cinecon.com/news.php?id=0503145

Its about Perfume too but I cant view it and even when I go to "news and gossip" and click on it there I cant see it :-/

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 03:18:40 PM

 

 

Name:

Kimberly

Comments:

Testing...the Guestbook wouldn't take my post this morning.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 03:16:45 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Tukkerland

Comments:

I've also looked the Empire-picture a little bit closer (PSP) and I think it's safety-pins....But maybe I need some glasses..

Susan, I've also read "Parfume" and it was a struggle to me...I couldn't get through it somehow...It is not my kind of lecture... I believe the movie will be better...Alan is in it ;)....






Monday, March 14th 2005 - 03:12:13 PM

 

 

Name:

Vicki

Location:

Los Angeles

Comments:

Although they do look like safety pins, I'm gonna go with fish...because safety pins on a shirt is just so.......odd. Again with the top button on the jacket.....Alan, Alan, Alan....I can see I must get on a plane right away and teach this man how to dress properly for these occasions. I'm not saying he looks bad....he could just look a little better...say with a different jacket. I know....I'm being a little too critical this morning. I should just be grateful that I can see these lovely pictures so quickly after these events. Maybe he's keeping this jacket as inspiration....hoping to someday fit back in it nicely. It's a struggle we all deal with...I know he can do it.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 02:47:25 PM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CA

Comments:

Claudia, I'll ask Gemma to do her magic on the Getty pictures asap, but it may take a while; maybe she can give us one as a teaser...

I finally finished reading Perfume. Gak! How anyone is going to make it into a movie is beyond me. But AR's costumes should be fabulous--his best period--late 18th century, like Mesmer and (almost) Col. Brandon.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 02:45:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

RedTango has been very busy, see her (fast) interpretation of yesterday´s happening. Let´s find out what´s on his shirt....???? Thanks RedTango, you always make me laugh

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 02:42:47 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

*raspberry* *grin*

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 02:09:11 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Fish=Pisces=Alan

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 02:04:53 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Guys--Perfume just might turn out to be great after all.
the person who is doing the book adaptation did The Name of the Rose and Smilla's Sense of Snow--both different but fabulous books and the movies were perfect adaptations. SSoS was an odd but good book and one that might have come off terribly in film but was really good. It seems like all the right people are in line for this movie--I can actually see Dustin Hoffman as the old perfumer. I am feeling very optimistic.

Oh, and thanks for the pictures what a treat such a nice smile on such a nice face!

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 01:46:47 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Emily, now you got me all screwed up! LOL I was pretty confident it was safety pins but after looking closer yet again, it could be a fish. And if it is a fish, after the scarf, does this mean our man has a penchant for a fish pattern???

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 01:40:35 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Well, as long as they aren't silverfish!!!

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 01:21:41 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

On closer inspection of that closeup (which would look lovely without a watermark, hint hint), I think they're fish. Little tiny silvery-gray fish. Possibly herring.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 12:42:44 PM

 

 

Name:

Morgane

Location:

France

Comments:

wow! On the page linked from your post Emily, they said that Tom Tykwer will direct Perfume...I wasn't really enthousiast by the perspective of this movie, but "Lola rennt" -in english "Run Lola, run" (that he also directed) was a fantastic german movie. I hardly recommend it to all of you. I don't want to talk to you about the plot, because it would spoiled the whole thing. Just see it, and don't try to know what it deals with before...
It's starring this great german actor Moritz Bleibtreu.


Thanks for the Empire's pictures; He looks delicious.
: ) Like most of you (obviously...) the week will be hard so, some good pictures are welcome.
Many thanks...

Morgane

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 12:01:46 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Forgot to say something... :-) I listened to Kevin Smith's Empire press conference and he mentioned that he received an award from a group of Stormtroopers in Atlanta once. Sounds like he was at DragonCon (a SciFi convention), which takes place in Atlanta every year. Interesting... Well, it's interesting to me anyway. LOL

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 12:00:23 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Looks like safety pins to me. :-)

I'm sorry guys, but I can't stand QT!

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 11:52:23 AM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CO

Comments:

What a nice way to wake up on Monday morning....good pics of AR! His hair looks very nice, and his shirt looks very ARish, doesn't it? Thanks for posting these.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 11:29:01 AM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Meanwhile, there's this -- "Perfume" is a done deal.

Yeah, I think it's safety pins, but for a moment there I thought maybe anchovies, in keeping with his love of food.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 11:27:14 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I'm guessing saftey pins.

A nice juicy role in a QT film would be fantastic news!

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 11:23:00 AM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

One of the stories says that he was talking to Quentin Tarantino -- or that Tarantino was talking to him. Maybe this will lead to a nice cool role in one of QT's cool (yeah, OK, and violent) money-makers. QT is a huge "Die Hard" fan. He directed and acted in an episode of the TV show "Alias" that was a shot-for-shot homage to DH.

But back to that shirt ... Fish? Safety pins? C'mon, who's got a guess?

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 11:17:01 AM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

E-mail address:

alan55rickman@yahoo.co.uk

Comments:

Great picture you got there! ^^

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 11:10:48 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Globe has a couple too.



It really looks like he was having a good time.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 11:08:03 AM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Yeeow!! The Empire Awards ... what a surprise! Thanks for the pics. I can't tell if those are safety pins on the shirt or small fish.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 11:04:31 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

WireImages has a couple pics from last night.




Monday, March 14th 2005 - 10:51:24 AM

 

 

Name:

Laurie

Location:

Vermont

Comments:

Thank you, Thank you Sue! What a wonderful site to see on a Monday morning!

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 10:42:01 AM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

E-mail address:

alan55rickman@yahoo.co.uk

Comments:

GREAT picture you got there.. ^^

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 10:30:06 AM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Sue: Squee! Squee! Maximum squeeage!! Maximum Thud Factor. Lovely, lovely piccies, and just what I needed to see this morning.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 10:08:24 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

This is cute from the almost minute by minute report of the day's events.

7.25-7.45pm: Food is served. Empire, despite it being our party, is reduced to eating in the room where the food is being prepared by the caterers, and not in the main hall with the celebs. Bah humbug. However, this paves the way for the inarguable highlight of the evening when, halfway through a lovely salmon/rice combo, we look up to see Alan Rickman himself walk in and grab some food. Readers, let Empire confirm that there is nothing on this planet more fun than quoting Die Hard lines to Alan Rickman. Mind you, we were quoting them under our breath and only after we were fairly certain he couldn't hear. Still… 'you ask for miracles, Theo, I give you the F… B… I….', 'Shoot! The! Glass!' and our favourite 'Yippee-kay-yay, motherf***!' all got good airings.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 09:25:35 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

There is some video from the arrivals and after award interviews at 2005 Sony Awards Video. Unfortunately no AR but there is a bit of Terry Gilliam in the arrival video, Sue.

I listened to Kevin Smith's interview mainly in hopes that AR would pop in but no such luck. I really do like Kevin Smith. I just wish he would clean his mouth up a bit, though. I can understand his need to have the language in his films but why in the world does he have to talk like that in interviews??? I just don't understand it.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 08:57:50 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Susan, CA, will Gemma work her magic for us by way of getting rid of those pesky watermarks?

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 08:43:11 AM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thanks for the pictures, Sue! That was just what I needed this morning. :-)

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 08:37:32 AM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

bounces on her chair

Comments:

Sue, thanks for your quick alert! Wow, doesn´t he look fabulous and very relaxed to you? I feel so happy and excited right now. Thanks again Sue.

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 08:28:30 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Bravissimo, Sue!!! You sure do know how to make a dreary Monday a lot better! What great pictures! He looks *kisses fingers* absolutely "mahvelous"!

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 08:15:52 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Tukkerland!

Comments:

Hey, Kevin Smith alias "Silent Bob"--> Dogma! Yep there was a belll ringin' in my head!

Nice catch, Sue!!!!

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 07:12:27 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Another one:

Monday, March 14th 2005 - 06:36:54 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

AR attended The Empire film awards last night.
Lots of pix on Getty!






Monday, March 14th 2005 - 05:52:39 AM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Location:

UK

Comments:

He's going to play Bartemius "Barty" Crouch Junior in HP, Claudia, whereas Roger Lloyd Pack (Vicar of Dibley, Only Fools and Horses) will play Barty Senior. Thoroughly enjoyed tonight's episode, can't wait for next week. Tried to set my video to record the Digital channels, but only succeeded in tuning all my video channels into BBC1 - eeek - will need an evening to sort that one out - lol!
David Tennant was also in He Knew He Was Right, and one of the female leads (with the dark hair in HKHWR - can't remember her name at the mo) played Henrietta, the love of his life.

Sunday, March 13th 2005 - 06:16:04 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia "sha la la la la la live for today...."

Location:

GA

Comments:

Phew! I've been working on a format of one of my computers alllllll day long! Its a nasty little task but unfortuately needed from time to time.

Thanks for the link to the information on David Tennant, AFNH. What part will he play in HP?

Lucy and I touched on our local PBS affiliate last night with the Britcom vote they had going on. GPB-TV has been doing a membership drive this weekend and you can really see a lot of great stuff when PBS is pushing for membership. I just finished watching one of my very favorite groups The Grass Roots and I'm feeling pretty darn nostalgic this evening. LOL

Sunday, March 13th 2005 - 05:29:26 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Location:

UK

Comments:

Welcome to Daydreamer and Severina - wonderful sites, both of you! (AR as a Teletubby!).
I have found a link to the past stage work of David Tennant, those in the UK will see him tonight in Casanova and everyone will see him later in the year in the new Harry Potter film. Quite similar reviews to a young AR! You can find it here.

Sunday, March 13th 2005 - 04:49:41 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Thanks:)))))))))

Sunday, March 13th 2005 - 02:13:09 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

BlowDry in Enschede

Comments:

PeekaBooh I've send you a mail and TNX for the offer!
And Sue, just wanne say GREAT ICONs for an Icon...LOL

PeekaBooh (again..), I received a mail from "2vandaag" that they are interviewing Richard Gere...

Little weird because on sunday there's no broadcast of 2 vandaag....Or I need glasses....



Sunday, March 13th 2005 - 02:10:25 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

I love your icons Sue

Sunday, March 13th 2005 - 01:33:12 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Homepage URL:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Ooh Peekabooh a bit of free advertising for me LOL Ta!

Sunday, March 13th 2005 - 01:23:30 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh again

Location:

still the Netherlands (boring)

Comments:

For all of you who don´t know... there are a lot of beautiful icons over here . Check them out and credit if you use them.

Sunday, March 13th 2005 - 01:06:32 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

E-mail address:

Peekabooh5@hotmail.com

Comments:

Natasxxx, send me an e-mail and I´ll tell you in dutch how to make a link, maybe you can tell me how to put the picture in your message... LOL

Today I read an article in our newspaper about Richard Gere visiting the Netherlands on behalf of his work for the International Campaign for Tibet. It caught my eye because we were discussing the situation in Tibet a couple of days ago. Don´t know if anyone is interested, though!

Have a nice Sunday!

Sunday, March 13th 2005 - 12:36:09 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Natasxxx, you mean this site?

Sunday, March 13th 2005 - 12:15:54 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx (again)

Location:

Twente

Comments:

Found a link, maybe it's old news but I've to show you all!

http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/bloombergmondays/info.asp?ID=385&Play=Yes&Onstage=Yes

Hopefully it works!

Sunday, March 13th 2005 - 11:06:53 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Twente

Comments:

First welcome SeverinaSnape! You've very beautful webpage!
Well, my sunday was very quiet..Just finished wathcin'TMD...It is still a wonderful movie...








Sunday, March 13th 2005 - 10:56:43 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Thanks for that Xfm soundbite. I recall seeing that site last Autumn, a Jason Isaacs fan told me to listen his call which as I recall was rather sweet. I checked out some of the others too, and although Alan Rickman was on the list to vote for, his call wasn't there to listen to, but what the heck I voted for him anyway!!
A couple of days after that I went to the Finding Neverland Premiere and Kate Winslet was on stage being introduced. Taking advantage of the situation she told everybody to log on to the Xfm site and vote for her!! I had a listen to her interview the next day and she had been hijacked by Emma Thompson who had called in as an ordinary listener and said she could get Kate Winslet to call the station!! It's worth a listen:)
BTW I am sure he says Battersea antiques fair.
I don't know whose charity got the money in the long run.

Sunday, March 13th 2005 - 10:39:08 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

...isn't sure anymore..

Comments:

Does it work now?

....Just testing if I finally can send a message....

Sunday, March 13th 2005 - 10:19:09 AM

 

 

Name:

SeverinaSnape

Location:

Location

Homepage URL:

http://severinasnape.deviantart.com

Comments:

O dear - my third post in two days - when I should be in bed *grin*

Thank you Claudia for the welcome. I must admit I try to troll regulary through the Haven and now that I know about the great finds in the Dreambook - I will be back LOL

On the subject of PBS Shows - If I were there I would vote for "The Thin Blue Line" - but my all time favs are "Are You Being Served" and "Doctor In The House" and "Doctor At Large" - in fact the Doctors would always get my vote!

To Kathy -
Bear in mind this answer is coming from an ex-pat and not a Brit: "Luvvie" is a term commonly used to refer to theatre actors and I would assume directors, patrons and appreciators as well over here in the UK. Quite a distinction is made between film and theatre - no doubt because of the wealth of prestigious theatres (The National, The Globe, Shakespeare at Stratford Upon Avon; companies such as The Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company (hope I have the name right) and drama academies such as RADA. Theatre folk are seen as a particular breed set quite apart from film.

I remember reading about someone prominent in the world of British Theatre who had died and there was a sort of tribute memorial event. AR attended and was one of the speakers. When asked about the rather impressive turn-out of the A-list of theatre besides the odd familiar face from film said something to the effect that it was great to see such support and that "Theatre folk always come out for their own..." - that's a paraphrase by the way but the gist is there...But he has always maintained (at least in articles I have read) that theatre is his first love - I havent yet had the priviledge of seeing him on stage so I can only hope that the opportunity will arise in the not-to-distant future...

Ciaoder and Love

Sev

Sunday, March 13th 2005 - 02:58:40 AM

 

 

Name:

Pam

Location:

Massachusetts

Comments:

After spending another "snowy" weekend up here in New England, I thought I would browse over here. Wow-you guys have certainly been busy with all the information and photos of AR I must say. Even though we love seeing his photos, I know what you mean, he must like to have some private down time too to be able to shop and do errands without someone stalking him with a camera. (I still wonder though what he is carrying in those bags? they do look quite heavy-LOL)
On the subject of PBS shows, I love all the English shows too and a real old favorite of mine is "Are You Being Served". They were quite a bunch, werent they working together at the store? I especially liked the show where they were stranded because the public transporation system was on strike and stayed overnight at the store in what looked like an actual "flat"! I also liked Fawlty Towers and thought that was pretty good too.
Anyway, off to bed. Keep all the goodies coming. I love reading everything. I hope the snow leaves soon and the warm weather appears so I may get out and do my gardening again.
Have a nice evening-Pam

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 11:36:45 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

The sound quality is really terrible since it sounds like he might have been calling from a cell phone. Maybe??? Anyway, I am no good at transcripts but here is what I've been able to make out. As you will see, there are several questionable places in the text.

This is Alan Rickman and I just got highjacked by (??Matt and Carl??) at the (?????Antiques??) fair. They claim that you're gonna give ?????? £10,000 to the charity of my choice and uh that one ah will be Children on the Edge. I hope this works, otherwise it is a ???? of a scam.

Children on the Edge is a tremendous organization.

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 10:43:41 PM

 

 

Name:

Vicki

Location:

Los Angeles

Comments:

Oh, poor Alan...when I look at those shopping photos I feel really bad. As much as I love to look at his pictures, I can't imagine being stalked like that. To know that no matter where you are, there's the possibility that there's someone with a camera waiting to catch your image..no matter what you look like and either sell it on e-bay or to some rag of a newspaper. The look on his face in the first one looks like it should have a caption like, "....oh, bloody hell!" He doesn't look happy....can't say that I blame him.

Claudia - I couldn't get that sound byte on xfm audio to work. What does he say?

Thanks, ladies for boosting my spirits with all your stories, finds and wallpapers. I'm depressed right now...I'm doing my taxes...I hate this time of year.

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 10:06:52 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

PBS-georgia--- I'd vote for Fawlty Towers! It is a classic!

Could someone with better ears than mine tell me what AR said on the Bounty Hunters clip? I hear his name and something about children, could I have a fill in please??

Could someone also explain to me what a "luvvy" is? I keep hearing it referred to and don't quite know what they mean.

Hope you are all having a good weekend.

I am glad AR has thick enough skin to go out and do his business and d*** the press!

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 09:52:24 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

I remember seeing that Oz magazine on Ebay before--it always goes for a lot--I think they're highly collectible even for non-AR fans (oh well!). More recently, I noticed an old issue of Drama magazine from 1984 with an article featuring both AR and Kenneth Branagh. The opening bid was $100, so I went to the library and xeroxed it. The issue has three very nice big photos of AR from The Lucky Chance and the early one of him in a V-neck sweater. I spent an hour browsing through other issues, and found a few other mentions:

Surprisingly, there wasn't much about LLD (86), and the brief review I did find said AR was the only weakness! It said he was too engaging an actor for Valmont, and that his "endearingly unkempt quality" was better suited to Tom Jones. I don't think I agree with that!

In Kilroy's Seagull (81), a reviewer said that "Alan Rickman as the weak but sexually unscrupulous writer, also played on Chekhov's fine knife edge of passion and absurdity with rare skill"

and finally, in a brief mention of The Philadelphia Story (81), he's referred to as "that strange mannered actor with a compelling presence..." Compelling, yes, but strange mannered? Hmm!

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 09:22:01 PM

 

 

Name:

Vera

Comments:

Nice sound-bite, indeed. Your anonymous friend was fast. I posted it not three hours ago.

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 08:53:20 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I've been waiting for this night to re-new my membership with GPB-TV! Last year, I got the Funny Ladies of British Comedy DVD and mug so this year they're doing the Funny Blokes of British Comedy I had to have a matching set of mugs, don't cha know! ;-) Its a hard choice, Lucy. I wish they would run all of them (the piggie, I am! LOL). But I voted for The Thin Blue Line

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 08:43:50 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Our Public Television station is encouraging us Georgians to call up and vote for which British Comedy we want them to play this year. We have a choice of one of these: Fawlty Towers, Yes, Minister, and Thin Blue Line. Which would y'all recommend?

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 08:32:13 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

I'm just incredibly relieved they caught the man. I kept my boys out of school for other reasons, but when I found out about this I was certainly glad they were at home.

Our Man may be no saint, but he certainly know how to be a gentleman!


Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 08:14:34 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Hello, SeverinaSnape! Welcome to our little group. I hope you will join us as often as you can.

Surely Alexander Dane would have managed a smile if Gwen has flashed her "beauties" like that in the film! LOL Seriously though, I haven't watched the heck out of my GQ DVD as I have some of my other AR favs. Maybe I need to devote some time to it.

Thanks Judy for the info surrounding the GQ photo. Now we have two magazines we need to keep our eyes peeled for. What a treasure that Oz magazine would be!

Dee, as far as I know there has never been any compromising pictures or public situations surrounding AR (thank God). I'm sure he's no saint but at least he protects his family and reputation and for that, we can be very proud fans.

I had an email from another "anonymous fan" with a link to another surprise AR sound bite. The sound is really pretty bad but you can tell its "The AR". Thanks "Anon"! Xfm Bounty Hunter

Yes, indeed the tragic drama in Atlanta has ended. I'm sure there are going to be a great many questions that need answers in the immediate future and I hope the state will make sure that the public's concerns about how this could happen will be put to rest. My heart just goes out to the families and friends of the victims. Its such a senseless waste.

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 07:32:59 PM

 

 

Name:

SeverinaSnape

Location:

London

Homepage URL:

http://severinasnape@deviantart.com

Comments:

Many thanks for having a look at my gallery Sue

@@@@@@8 ) *HUGGLES* ~(_8o I) *DOH*

I had planned on doing some digital paintings and photomanipulations (including some AR ones) and adding them to the gallery - but my musical inspiration is dominating with composing this weekend when I haven't been catching up on sleep (I work 10-12 hour days during the week), email and the archives *wink*

I dont have a television so have missed the news - just catching up online. It just beggars belief that that tragedy happened back home (Im a Native American living in the UK). My heart just goes out to the victims and all those affected...

Ciaoder and much Love

Sev

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 06:51:49 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Just been looking at your work Severina, some lovely stuff:)

About to go to bed after watching the News and seeing the end of the traumatic Atlanta, Georgia news story.

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 06:18:18 PM

 

 

Name:

Judy

Location:

Oz

Comments:

Found it - sorry it was a Premiere magazine Jan 2000 (but I definitely bought it April 2000!) Also in my searches found my old programme of the Australian production of LLD - Valmont was played by a very young Hugo Weaving

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 04:34:46 PM

 

 

Name:

Judy

Location:

Oz

Comments:

The GQ pic is from a science fiction magazine. The name escapes me but I bought it in the UK (but am sure it is American) in April 2000 - will have to search it out but for some reason always remember THAT particular shot!

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 04:13:09 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Well, around here, we're all just a bunch of ladies with good taste in actors and men. ;)

-Unless there's some men lurking around here too...

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 03:18:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Almost in bed....

Comments:

Well, before I go to bed: I wish you all a good Saturday/Sunday... It's funny that you can communicate with people all over the world with the same passion :)







Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 02:40:55 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Wow Sue go you!!! :)

I have actually seen the pic of Alan before but always thought that was it - now I know why he is smiling!!! lol


Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 01:49:30 PM

 

 

Name:

SeverinaSnape

Location:

London

E-mail address:

mitsawokett_uk@yahoo.co.uk

Homepage URL:

http://severinasnape.deviantart.com

Comments:

Hi everyone!

Well I have been lurking for an age here (aside from letting Claudia know once about a problem with one of the STLM links (*grins*) and on some of the Yahoo Groups. I just want to say I finally found some time to have a solid read through the archives -- and to whomever posted that WONDERFUL candid shot of Alan Rickman in costume on the POA set back in February - Thank you so much for sharing that!! <~still cant believe it

And to all sharing such great photos - quite a number of these I havent seen before so - I humbly bow to your greatness!

That has made my month forget about my day!

Well - ironically enough I am a graphic artist so I am always quite keen to see anything of this sort from Mr. Rickman. I am definately most curious about this part of his life. The work he did for the Tibet project is as stunning as it is though-provoking.

Cioader for now.

Love,

Sev

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 01:49:24 PM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Lucy - You're right. It's a shame that AR is always under the camerman's watchful eye...and yet...those candid photos are some of my favorites. It's just so nice to see occassional glimpses of the "real" man. Shame on me?


You know, I don't ever remember seeing a photo of AR in a bad or compromising situation (drunk at a club, groping a woman, shoving a photographer, etc) like you see captured of so many other famous people. Has anyone here seen even one like that? I hope not! Like you said, Lucy, it seems that he knows how to behave like a gentleman in public.

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 01:20:31 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Well you can tell I was having a Saturday afternoon surfing session!
OZ was a very outrageous hip magazine of it's time. My trendy older brother used to get it sometimes and I took the odd furtive peek!! My mother thought it was "disgraceful" LOL

I think that shot is def behind the scenes Claudia, you don't get Alexander Dane grinning like that in the movie!!

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 01:06:50 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Oh, Marlina. I just saw your post. Don't apologize for your English; we can all understand you. We're glad you're here.

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 01:04:50 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Oh, two really good finds, Sue! I have not watched GQ as many times as some of my favorite AR films but is that scene from the film or behind the scenes? Regardless, AR seems to be taking in the scenery, isn't he? LOL

That OZ magazine would be a prize AR possession, wouldn't it? Does anyone here have a copy????

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 12:01:31 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

For those interested in AR's previous incarnation as a graphic artist here is a small find. He is listed as typographer on an issue of the infamous OZ magazine in 1969. Scroll down to Issue 19

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 11:22:24 AM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Don't apologize for your English, Nastaxxx. It's good. You write better than a number of people for whom English is their first language. Believe me.

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 11:15:38 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Anybody seen THIS David Strick pic before??
I haven't taken it to post here as there are some pretty scary threats on the site to stop you taking without permission and I'd hate for Claudia to get in trouble!!(Or me for that matter!LOL)

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 11:11:34 AM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

At least our man does nothing he has to hide!

But-Papparazzis do stink.

I think in the second picture he's probably hailing a cab. He might even be yawning. Poor guy, he yawns and somebody snaps a picture of it.

Yet somebody snaps a picture, and I look at it.

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 11:05:02 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

No need to apologise for your English, Natasxxx and Marlina. You are doing a great job. Much better than I ever would with a second language.

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 09:55:57 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Disgusting behavior is absolutely right, Natasxxx. It really is a shame that paparazzi get away with this kind of behavior. I really don't understand why they are not treated as stalkers and brought to justice.

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 09:53:13 AM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

E-mail address:

alan55rickman@yahoo.co.uk

Comments:

Poor Mr Rickman.. i bet he can't go anywhere with a relax feeling if the paparazzi hunt him like that everytime he goes out..

(i'm sory my english weird.. i still studying it.. T.T)

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 09:41:12 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

BlowDry in Tukkerland

Comments:

Well Tess, that's a good question!

Sue you're absolutely right! "Paparazzi's" (or whatever...)
I never understand that kind of photographers....Huntin' after famous people for a "snap-shot"...Discusting....

Yeah, I know it is a risk people take to become a famous person but you don't have to hunt after them....

(O dear, I hope i wrote it well....Sometimes my English is "not very goooood"... zero points ;) )

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 08:13:31 AM

 

 

Name:

Tess

Homepage URL:

http://alanholic.boo.pl

Comments:

:D That's a very good idea!

And I have to say it! On the second pic he looks completely weird. What is he doing???

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 07:29:53 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

It seems an awful shame that you can't go shopping without someone taking photographs of you with a long lens that you are totally unaware of! I'd be furious if it was me, however that is unlikely to happen!LOL

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 07:21:13 AM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Oh, Natasxxx, that picture just begs for photo manipulation.

Would anyone change the words on the blue bag to "Gifts from Fans" and the words on the white bag to "Fan Mail?"

Although I know the bags aren't nearly big enough...

Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 06:17:45 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Enschede

Comments:

Have two pictures of Alan shoppin'...(2004)...!It seems that the bags are very heavy...(or am I mistaken?)....










Saturday, March 12th 2005 - 03:32:28 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

That is adorable Sue and Lise! Its such a cute idea. Goes to show you what you miss by not showing up in SoB for a couple of days! Lise is such a cute girl too. Thanks for sharing Sue!

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 07:21:10 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Do you all remember my pal Lise who went to the Autism Soc. Xmas concert? Well she figured in lots of pics and today made a lovely sigpic that I asked if I might share with you:


Friday, March 11th 2005 - 06:06:03 PM

 

 

Name:

melissa

Comments:

the hot chocolate takes the cake! I almost choked at the teletubby though....hehehe
great montages! see you soon!

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 04:46:49 PM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

Thanks to all for the nice welcome! :-)

I'm happy, that you like the wallpapers, but not all were made by me - only those under Eowyn (which is my nickname in the non-official Alan Rickman Czech fanclub). Those wallpapers and also photomontages were all made by different FC members. And also, I'm not the webmistress of the webpage - it' parts of Alena's Alan Rickman page. There is a lot more stuff there, so you can look around and if you want me to translate anything, I'll do my best. :-)

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 02:12:00 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thanks for the news, Emily. I'm sill a little antsy about Perfume.... but obviously AR saw something in to have accepted the part.

I just heard on NPR that today was Douglas Adams' (writer of Hitchhiker's Guide....) birthday. I looked it up to confirm and I noticed that he was a very young man when he died of a heart attack.

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 02:05:41 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Is swimming in her garden....

Comments:

First: Welcome Daydreamer! You've a very beautiful Wallpaper_Website!

Peekabooh, thank u for your offer! We can work something out!

Especially for all the romantic people ( hehe...;) ) this beauty picture....






Nope, this time no AR!!!!

l8ter and have good night!!

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 01:26:04 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Daydreamer, those wallpapers are hilarious! Love the Hot Chocolate.

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 01:19:13 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Emily, Biggleswade is in Bedfordshire. It's about 50 or 60 miles North of London.

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 01:17:21 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

I can't stop fiddling about with this picture!!




Friday, March 11th 2005 - 01:12:55 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

A little bit about Perfume. Mostly about Ben Whishaw and information we've heard before -- flming due to start this summer in Barcelona and Germany. This link is only an excerpt I guess. The full article is in today's Biggleswade Chronicle. So if anyone is in the greater Biggleswade area, maybe they could take a look. Where is Biggleswade anyway in relation to London? When I hear the name "Biggleswade" I can only think of one thing - Monty Python. Si, Senor Biggles.

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 01:06:18 PM

 

 

Name:

Laurie

Location:

Vermont

Comments:

Thank you Martha and Claudia for you kind wishes. Hopefully I'll be back on my feet by next month because I DON'T want to give up my trip to England. Positive thinking!

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 11:50:18 AM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

rainy Netherlands

Comments:

Daydreamer, welcome and thank you very much for sharing your website with us. What a way to start the day! I have to say, I like the hot chocolate, the bumble bee, but I also like the Matrix.... And the sight of Alan as Pippi made me fall backwards and had me rolling on the floor (but I don´t know if you English and American girls have ever seen this childrens series?). I also like your wallpapers a lot, daydreamer, thanks again.

Natasxxx, you don´t have to wait till St. Juttemis. I can lend CME to you if you are interested and don´t mind the lack of subtitles. We can work something out.

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 11:36:51 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/

Comments:

Lovely selection of wallpaper Daydreamer! Now I don't feel guilty anymore when I keep making them, I am way behind you;))

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 11:14:34 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine (but I like Elsine too!)

Location:

UK

Comments:

Daydreamer, so much wallpaper you could re-decorate my bedroom! Thank you very much. And I like the Hot Chocolate tooBlinder

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 10:45:11 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:


Hi Daydreamer and welcome to our little group. You have an impressive grouping of screen caps and wallpapers. Thanks for sharing with us. I hope you will visit with us often. Your English is just fine and we understand you perfectly.

Aurora, Daydreamer has a very nice Amnesty International wallpaper you might enjoy.

Yes, Sabine ;-) There is a cute little baby AR in a bumble bee costume on the page that Peekabooh linked for us.

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 10:43:54 AM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Baby bumble bee??? I must have missed that one! Have to go back and check! *grin*

Daydreamer: welcome to the GB and thanks for that hot chocolate pic! :-)

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 10:10:34 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

swingin' in the rain...

Comments:

Peekebooh, I've looked @t Amazon.co.uk....unfortunately I don't have a Visa card...(tja, ik heb alleen een wereldpas ;) ) so I'm not able to order CME or The Winterguest...

And no, I don't have STLM --> You can try E-bay! There are a few people who put de DVD for sale! But you've to check it..Sometimes I'm very near-sighted: cause watch to long @t my monitor ;)

Well, I have to wait untill they release CME & The Winterguest here in "Holland"...But I'm afraid I can wait "Tot Sint-Juttemis".....or when my hair = grey...

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 09:53:30 AM

 

 

Name:

Daydreamer

Comments:

Hi!
I'm new here. Well, not really new - I've been lurking around here already for a while. ;D Firts I would like to say a big thank you to Claudia for all the wonderfull stuff, she posted on her site. :-) Also, I'm glad, you like the hot chocolate Alan (I've made it). ;D And if you are interested, there are also lots of wallpapers. :-)
(And sorry, if I made any mistakes, cause I don't speak english so well).

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 09:51:54 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Sabine, I'm surprised that the baby bumble bee isn't your favorite! LOL

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 08:28:50 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Those photo manips are just to cute, Peekabooh! The mug of hot chocolate is my favorite.

Thanks for the offer of sounds and your fabulous desktop icons, Elaine. I'm actully using a set of Elaine's icons and enjoy them very much.

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 08:27:03 AM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Peekabooh: that site is too funny! Thank you for the link! My favorite pic is the one where AR sits in a cup full of hot cocoa... :-)

Elaine: when I first read the name "Elsine", I thought "Oh, what a cool name!" Then I realized it was you. LOL "Elaine" is still a cool name, though. *grin*

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 08:25:44 AM

 

 

Name:

RickiNicki

Location:

London

Comments:

Peekabooh, what a funny page you've found! I like AR as a little baby best! *still rolling on the floor laughing*

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 06:34:35 AM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Have you seen this site? I´m still wiping the tears from my cheeks. Have a nice day, all of you!

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 05:43:58 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Natazzz, doesn't Amazon ship to the Netherlands? I've sent stuff to my sister in Crete before and we used to use them when we were in Iraq. They should still have the reg 2 CE in stock but if not, some of the Marketplace sellers will take orders from and send to Europe. Good Luck, it's a great film!

Off to bed now.Sleeping

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 03:58:48 AM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Goodmorning to all you lovely people of the GB and goedemorgen Natasxxx.

Yes, I did order CME in England because I couldn´t get it over here in the Netherlands. At first I was afraid I couldn´t understand every spoken sentence because of the lack of subtitles. But that wasn´t a problem at all.

Now I´m up for the Winter Guest. I also ordered AABA but I haven´t got it yet.

Natasxxx, have you seen STLM? If yes, where did you order it? That is a DVD I like to see available with dutch subtitles. I wanna be sure not to miss anything, you know.

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 03:53:40 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

.....Dunno...In Wonderland???

Comments:

Well, I'm feeling much better now! Thank U all for the great pcitures and link(s)...

PeekeBooh, did you order this (CME) DVD in GB? Because here in "Holland" I can't order it!...(SNIF SNIF)...





Friday, March 11th 2005 - 01:37:49 AM

 

 

Name:

ELAINE

Location:

UK

Comments:

So tired (and hungry) I can't even type my name right - but you did know it was me, didn't you?

ps Sue, thanks for that. Maybe I can be brave next time. I'd rather have a personal pic than an autograph!

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 12:15:04 AM

 

 

Name:

Elsine

Location:

UK

E-mail address:

elaine@smith100856.freeserve.co.uk

Comments:

I've got tons of sound bites from most of his films and am currently updating to keep complete soundtracks (his bits anyway) so whatever you want, let me know. I've also got desktop icons for windows if you want to complete your "theme". I'm trying to get them up on a web-site but it's taking me a while.

Sorry I've missed you all overnight. Been busy. See you later

Friday, March 11th 2005 - 12:13:26 AM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

sue-you lucky girl those are fabulous photos! The one on the left is yummy!

Love all the other pics too. You guys are so great to share.

Unfortunately AR never says my name!!!

I am sooooo tired tonight--it's tiring keeping up with these young kids at school when you're an old f*** like me!!! Fortunately spring break is next week. Nighty night ladies, `a bientot!!

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 11:51:48 PM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Claudia - Thanks for sharing the story about AR's actions at the "We Know Where You Live" benefit show. I didn't see it, but I've seen other shows where the "celebrities" were so busy having fun that they seemed to have forgotten why they were there. How wonderful to hear that AR was so genuinely interested that he gave the names his full attention.

How can you not adore a man like that?

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 10:38:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Sue, I love your scrapbook pictures! You captured AR's beautiful smile perfectly! :-)

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 09:57:55 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Oops, I meant to mention Serpenatrix's screen caps. I like the CoS caps. *drools* *gasps* *faints*....*grin*

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 08:39:50 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Get to feeling better soon, Laurie.

GG, I just sent you some wav files from FA-MO for your computer. If you need help, don't hesitate to contact me.

The way the sound files can be used as your system sounds. For example, when you empty your recycle bin, there is a system sound for it, replace with an AR sound file and everytime you empty your recycle bin, you'll hear AR's voice instead. If AR has uttered your name and you would like some of these files, let me know and I'll work on it for you.

Natasxxx, that is another nice smile. Its almost like he is up to something, doesn't it? *grin*

Good idea, Sharen. I've added your suggestion to my "to do" list and it will be in the next update. Yes, ladies...I am working on another update but its taking time so please bear with me.

I'm crazy about Sinclair too. I've heard people comment about his excessive talking but I love it. Sinclair could talk 24/7 and I wouldn't mind a bit. Sue, I recently heard an interview with Stephen Poliakoff (on Radio4 I believe) and he was talking about that hot summer yet again. It must have been a sizzler because I've heard mention of it many times. We have pretty hot summers here in Georgia sometimes but I was lucky...both my pregnancies were during the fall and winter.

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 08:37:08 PM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CA

Comments:

Serpenatrix has posted part five of her photo essay on AR's hands, this one called "The Hands and Weapons." Very, very funny. Hope this attempt at a link doesn't crash the entire GB, Claudia. Serpenatrix

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 06:31:43 PM

 

 

Name:

Sharen

Comments:

Claudia, is there video anywhere of AR reading the names at the end of We Know Where You Live? It would be a great clip to add to this site if it's not here already. Thanks.

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 06:11:12 PM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

north of here

Comments:

Sinclair is my favorite...

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 06:02:27 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Peekabooh - CME is one of my fave AR films too. I know a lot of people don't like it, but I love the whole setting and the way it oozes the heat of the summer of '90 (which I remember only too clearly as I was heavily pregnant at the time). I think Sinclair is, along with the Good Colonel B, my favourite AR film *look*

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 05:57:11 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Yes ladies, I´ve heard AR mentioning my name. It send shivers down my spine... but when I woke up I realised he was talking about an actress who has the same name as I have. Though it was a lovely feeling..... (trance).LOL

I saw CME today for the first time. Boy don´t you just love the way he looks in that movie??? Ooooh, did you see those expressions on his face, the way he moved, the voice, not to mention the extra interview on the DVD....??? (Sorry trance again).

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 05:40:18 PM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

north of here

Comments:

Sue - I love the one from backstage. The one on the left. Lucky, lucky you!

Laurie - Sorry you've been down. Hope you're feeling better soon!

Mmmm, AR saying my name. Yup, one of his leading ladies, so to speak, has had my name. It does tend to give you chills. Or hot flashes. *snicker*

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 05:30:14 PM

 

 

Name:

Laurie

Location:

Vermont

Comments:

You are all so wonderful! I love all the new pics. Been a bit under the weather the past couple of days but it always makes me feel better to see the great pictures and hear all the news about AR. Thank you all!

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 04:42:36 PM

 

 

Name:

Gissing's Girl

Location:

UK

Comments:

Claudia, no I don't have a sound file of AR saying my name. Can you really make one. I'd love to have it. You're very kind.

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 04:03:55 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

Great photos, everyone! I really like the eulogy one. To me it looks like a happy memory breaking through deep sadness.

I'm curious about the name sound files, too!

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 03:59:17 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Natasxxx, it's fine, I wasn't trying to make you feel bad, only telling what I knew about the photo.

When it was in the newspaper, it was discussed on various boards. There were some people who thought that it captured AR smiling at the eulogy, but others thought it was an expression of sadness. I'm not sure what the expression is myself.

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 03:32:01 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Twente (TheNetherlands)

Comments:

Thanx Claudia!

This time another picture with a lovely smile!





Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 03:05:16 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Sue! We have THE most considerate bunch of fans here!

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 02:47:21 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Elaine - the left-hand one is backstage at PL. My friend who got us in is with him but she never wanted herself posted LOL The top-right hand one is the last night of PL and he had been signing autographs, things thinned out a bit so I asked if I could take a photo. I just think it's good manners to ask if you are close up and also he always seems to pose which is nice and it's nice to know you are on the receiving end of the smile if only for a moment!!LOL

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 02:42:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Natasxxx, you didn't hurt anyone. There are lots of images out there of AR that don't have any information about them attached. Just like the one of AR at the microphone. That picture does look like he is smiling sweetly to someone but its like Emily said, sometimes its hard to distinguish between his sad and happy expressions. You did no harm at all.

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 02:41:11 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Feel ashamed right now.....

Comments:

I'm Sorry Emily...I didn't know that!!!
There was no description where it was...it was just this picture..If I hurt someone I'M VERY SORRYYYY!!!!


Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 02:34:33 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

That's a cute idea on your personal AR photos, Sue.

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 02:29:36 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Sue, that's a lovely wallpaper to keep those memories alive. I'm curious. When you got those lovely pics of him smiling at you, did you ask him to pose, or hope that he just looked your way? Gosh, he does look skinny in that left hand one. From PL?

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 01:09:54 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

I got together pix of AR I have taken or taken with my camera and made a scrapbook paper. Not wonderful but sort of personal.





Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 01:00:30 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Natasxxx, that picture of AR that you posted was taken about a year and a half ago at the funeral of a British newspaper writer named Hugo Young, who I think was a friend of his. The picture ran in one of the newspapers. There is a lot of question about whether AR really is smiling in the photo. Sometimes it's hard to distinguish between his sad face and his smile.

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 11:30:57 AM

 

 

Name:

RickiNicki

Location:

London

Comments:

Sure, I would post my report if I went to the exhibition, Claudia.

Have you got Alan's voice on your computer saying your name? I'm also interested in it... *grins*

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 11:15:53 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Dee, his drive to support worthy charities and causes is quite amazing and yet another aspect of him that I admire very much. One of the most truly amazing moments that comes to my mind is the We Know Where You Live benefit show. At the end of the show, all the participants came out on the stage. Everyone out there was socializing, smiling, and having what seemed a very good time. Everyone that is but AR. While all these folks were on stage, there was a text roll of a list of names of people that Amnesty had helped or were still struggling to help on the backdrop of the stage. AR chose to forgo all the socializing and etc that everyone else was doing so that he could stand back and read the list of names as they rolled by.


Natasxxx, I'm a huge fan of Annie Lennox too as well as Robert Lindsay's (pictured to AL's left). Next to AR's sonnet, AL's song is my favorite on the WLS CD.

You know, AR must have really been haunted by the little boy's eyes to have focused them on his contribution for Free Tibet

Red Tango!!!! I love the new installment of The Slippery Sloe. The dating game capture had me in laughing tears. LOL

RickiNicki, I believe where that picture was taken remains a mystery. I sure would love to find out where AND what he was doing. Although highly unlikely, I like to think he was singing. *grin* If you go to the gallery, please give us some details on the entire exhibit, if you don't mind.

The dance version of LLD sounds very interesting. But I'm with you, Elaine. I prefer nothing but the smoldering AR in that role. No one will ever be good enough!

I have a question for you GG and Ali-Pat. Do you have a sound file of AR saying your names on your computer? If not, I'd be glad to help if you need me. *grin*

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 09:28:52 AM

 

 

Name:

Ali-Pat

Location:

Dayton, yes Dayton

Homepage URL:

http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

Gissing's Girl--I enjoy listening to The Return of the Native for the same reason you enjoy watching Murder, Obliquely. And no, my name is not Eustacia (though she and I share many of the same fine qualities).

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 08:55:02 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Just had a google alert about the Dance version of Les Liasons Dangereuse!! What will they do to it next? Mind you, the "principal" looks a lot sexier than the awful John Malcovitch (why did they pick him for the film, why?why?why?) but I still prefer the "smouldering" AR - and he had no need to take his clothes off!

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 06:59:38 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

@ her sister's place, babysitting!

Comments:

Found this one! Love his smile!!!!





Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 06:27:56 AM

 

 

Name:

RickiNicki

Comments:

Oh and I forgot, this picture was posted by Elisa. Thanks to her!

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 06:26:34 AM

 

 

Name:

RickiNicki

Comments:

Free Tibet sounds great! Elaine, I think I will go to the gallery, it sounds pretty interesting.

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 06:24:35 AM

 

 

Name:

RickiNicki

Comments:

Hey folks, I've found a pic of a singing AR at TARF. Have you seen this before? I love this picture. Does anyone know where this was?

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 06:21:08 AM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

Wow, AR's Tibet piece is so beautiful, and so heart wrenching. It's really hard for me to think about what's happened in Tibet without getting very very angry. I only hope that the Panchen Lama and his family are okay, wherever they are. Thanks so much for posting it, also for the links on how to help.

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 06:17:56 AM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Great, we finally get to see what is in the mysterybox, hilarious! Way to go RedTango, thanks for lighten up my day.

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 04:26:32 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

RedTangos fifth and final episode of The Slippery Slope is up on alanrickmanlj Check out the first four episodes on Her Gallery. It's great to laugh out loud in the morning!

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 04:20:13 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Just gone back to have another look at the other donated items and it's interesting to see that out of the "actors et al" he is the only one who has actually created artwork, and not just signed his name. (Not counting ET's as it is kind of artwork or AL's photo). The bloke is so multi-talented!

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 04:16:11 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

I would love that Artwork he's done but I can bet it will go for a price I could never afford! It's such a brilliant concept and nice to see that he is still "keeping his hand in". And the campaign is a very good one. Anyone watch Michael Palin's "Himalaya"? He was able to grab an interview with the Dalai Lama. "Free Tibet" is also a big interest of my son's. It's a wonder he did not see this on the site! Ricki-Nicki, will you have time to go to the gallery!

Claudia, I've got the trial of Emoticon but have not used it very much yet. The ones I have put here are from the dreaded "Smiley Central" and I like them because they put all the html in ready for you. Although it's free the downside is you get an annoying web-search bar in your browser but as it is based on Jeeves, which I like, it's not too bad!I think this ine is cute:Changing The Guard

Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 04:10:03 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Twente (TheNetherlands)

Comments:

First, I want to thank U all for the info & pictures! I saw also @t the "Free Tibet"site the info about Annie lennox! I'm a great fan of her (24 years already, when she started with The Eurythmics....!)....

Yes, whe mustn't & may not forget that a lot of people don't live in freedom....





Thursday, March 10th 2005 - 12:23:54 AM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Emily -- thanks for sharing the info about AR's donated art. He originally went into the graphics arts business (with his brother, I think I once read), so I love seeing examples of his work. It's an interesting peek into the imagination and artistic taste of the man.
The number of charities/causes that AR supports is amazing! He seems to have a very broad view of world. I've never even heard of half of them. Do I lead a sheltered life?

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 10:31:13 PM

 

 

Name:

Julie

Location:

Michigan

Comments:

Thanks for the BC picture, Claudia!!

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 08:52:31 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

E-mail address:

flipper828@aol.com

Comments:

Ohhh thanks for those videos, martha. Those are nice for those of us that work during the day and can't see the Today show (not to mention the folks that can't even get NBC at all). Al Roker certainly has something going on about Snape, doesn't he? LOL Anyway, I know from the past that it has been difficult for some of you to see the MSNBC videos so I have captured them and they are email ready for whomever wants them. The Roker interview is 6.68MB and Couric's unveiling of the new book cover is 2.43MB. Email me and let me know you want one or both.

Dee, I must mention your icons too. They are cute. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Elaine, are your cutie emoticons from the version of Emotipad? If so, I might need to upgrade! LOL

Emily, did you notice that we can actually make take action in the campaign to free Free Gedhun Choekyi Nyima ? Thanks again for that find.

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 08:07:30 PM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

north of here

Comments:

An article on the artist for the cover of HBP can be found at MSNBC.
Up near the top of the page there is a video link to the today show Sabine mentioned. When you launch that, you will see, down near the bottom, another video to click on. This has part of the interview with the editor and a few questions about Snape.

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 07:36:46 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I bow to you Emily! What an extraordinary find. He really does things "differently" doesn't he? ET's and IS's are nice too. Thanks a bunch Emily!

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 07:22:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

I had the same thought for a moment, Sue. It's hard to tell without being able to touch it - maybe he actually put the photo underneath a piece of artfully ripped paper, the pre-computer way!

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 06:40:20 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Very thought provoking. Says ink on paper, thought for a moment he'd been on the computer!
Doubtless will raise lots for the cause.

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 06:36:25 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

This just in: Alan (along with Emma Thompson, Imelda Staunton and many others) has done some artwork for a celebrity art auction to raise funds for the Free Tibet organization. To read the story behind AR's piece, click on the above link and then his name. He came up with an interesting concept. Here's what the piece looks like (but you really need to read the info). The auction is next week.

Image hosted by TinyPic.com

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 06:27:38 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Dee, like your icons

I'm off to bed in a min. Nighty night

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 06:18:59 PM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CA

Comments:

MO isn't strange for film noir, though you have to remember that AR isn't the protagonist (point-of-view character); Laura Dern is. For a pretty good description of film noir, try: http://www.crimeculture.com/Contents/Film%20Noir.html

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 05:44:25 PM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

RickyNicky -- Loved the photo from the Love Actually premier...and what I wouldn't give to be the actress he's holding onto! What a flirt he is! The man is absolutely edible! I wonder if Rima ever gets jealous? I know I would!



Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 05:32:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Ohhh goodie! MO-FA and BC talk! Well, in honor of Julie finally getting to see BC here's a pic from the treasure chest of SuzyQ!


And in honor of Natasxxx's pending view of MO-FA here's another SuzyQ treasure.


I've always treasured my copy of BC. I love the film and the many many brilliant familiar faces that appear in it. AR really did shine as Slope. I've held off buying the DVD version just yet because I wanted to see what surprises the region 2 might hold. So far though, since the announcement of region 2 release in due on 25 April there has been no announcements of any extras. I suppose we can still hope, though.

Fallen Angels Murder Obliquely is a good mystery that leaves you wondering not only what happened in the end....but what you would do as well. And he does say your name, GG...many times actually! *grin*




Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 04:44:24 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Ricki-Nicki,I like the way Firth is looking over at AR and wassername in that pic. Sometimes, he's such a flirt!

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 04:16:52 PM

 

 

Name:

Gissing's Girl

Location:

UK

Comments:

I love the short film Murder Obliquely because in it he says my name and he says it so beautifully it's almost like he's saying it to me. He looks good too.

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 03:21:59 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Thanks Claudia - Ill try that then =)

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 02:23:18 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Twente (The Netherlands)

Comments:

Susan & Sabine Thank U2!!

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 02:13:33 PM

 

 

Name:

Alfan

E-mail address:

canada

Comments:

Murder Obliquely FYI was directed by Alfonso Cauron, the same one who just did POA. Alan actually has a good american accent in it.its a strange little video, download it from this site and watch it. He does look good in it and its enjoyable to watch, this one decieving this one, that one decieving this one, that one proposing to this one getting turned down then proposing themselves when the other relationship doesnt turn out, yada yada yada,,,,strange.

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 02:00:09 PM

 

 

Name:

Julie

Location:

Michigan

Comments:

I hope this makes it through. Been having LOTS of trouble posting lately. I do read this gb daily, though.

I FINALLY got to watch Barchester Chronicles. My library had ordered it a while back and I've been on their waiting list. Just finished it this morning. I was surprised at how many lines AR had. For some reason I thought he was a more minor character. BC is a real treasure. Slope was so slimy, yet so darn cute!!

Oh, one more thing. According to something I read on Mugglenet, we're also supposed to find out the reason why Dumbledore trusts Snape in bk 6. Yay!

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 01:29:09 PM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CA

Comments:

It's from "Murder Obliquely," a short film which is part of "Fallen Angels," a neo-noir television series.

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 01:19:29 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Natasxxx: that picture is from a short film called Murder Obliquely.

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 01:18:08 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Twenthe (TheNetherlands)

Comments:

I have also a question. Can someone tell me from which movie/theatreplay(?) this picture is??






I love this photograph but I can't place it!

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 01:04:36 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Twenthe (TheNetherlands)

Comments:

I've just wanna show you all a picture af another great actor! Nathaniel Parker! I don't know if you know BBC's Inspector Lynley Mysteries but he's also cute!





Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 12:37:04 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Sniv, try the February Archive. I believe it was around the middle of the month.

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 11:08:47 AM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Hello,

I have a question does any of you have the pic from the CoS set where AR stands...eh next to a trailer or something...
From what I can remember it is from the CoS set and he is in the middle of the pic standing together with some fellow actors...

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 10:58:36 AM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Ladies, thank you for all the pics! What a great way to start the day! And I loooove the A&C look as well! :-)

Just found this little tidbit at The Leaky Cauldron: apparently the HP editor from Scholastic was on The Today Show the other day and had this to say:

There will be a new Minister for Magic (which we knew but hadn't had it pinned to this book).
We will find out a lot more about Voldemort.
He would not reveal if the HBP was Snape.
The book is intense, with light-hearted moments.

So, we're still guessing who it could be...


Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 09:08:08 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

It didn't make it so I'll try again:
Image hosted by Photobucket.com

. And I LOVE his Anthony look. The facial fuzz does it for me!

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 08:52:37 AM

 

 

Name:

RickiNicki

Location:

London

Comments:

Oh and Claudia, this pic with the Dogma crew on it reminds me of that pic with the Love Actually crew.




Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 08:50:41 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Well, the one before worked but the last one didn't so I'll wait a bit before posting the pic again. There will be bits of blurb twice if it does!

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 08:49:48 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia (yes indeed the gremlins are acting up!)

Location:

GA

Comments:

Awww, yes Antony! I love his A&C era (hence the image on the home page). That beard and scraggly look! And the Colonel always causes a warm fuzzy. Thanks Natasxxx and morgane for some nice images to wake up to!

I agree with you Juliet. Liz Hurly is probably a nice gal and we all know she is beautiful but acting just doesn't seem to be her forte, IMO. I haven't seen her in much but I did see Weight of Water and all I can say is thank goodness her part was small and the extraordinare of the others overshadowed her acting.

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 08:47:55 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Twenthe

Comments:

Well Morgane, here is another one!!!!






Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 08:47:27 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK (fresh from the DIY store with Mum!)

Comments:

That Dogma pic is a fresh one on me, too. Seems they keep creeping out of the woodowrk every so often. But I like this set of pics (Cannes FF I think) as he looks so relaxed. I must dig out my fav and post it.

There has been a lot of talk about EH and Bellatrix on the HP fansites. The rumour keeps coming up and then Warner Bros keep refuting it, but there is no smoke without fire! I reckon she could pull it off. Di you see her in "Bedazzed?"

AFNH, David Tennant bears a remarkable likeness to someone we know in his youth, IMHO. Did he also play Steven Hawking, too, because I always thought there was a strong resemblance there? Jamie has it on dvd somewhere so I'l try and do some caps.I'm looking forward to Casanova. Looks really off the wall. (Trivia: I used to work at a London Hospital (now closed and converted to flats - thank you Mr bliar) which was next door to Peter O'Toole's London home. We used to hang out of the windows trying to see him in his garden. I preferred hanging out of our nurses home window trying to see the lads in the Royal Horse Artillery exercising the gun teams!)

Kathy, you're not alone. I always preferred Paul Newman who still looks fantastic at what, 70? or older? (PS, if this comes out twice, Claudia, the gb gremlins are playing up again!Thumbs Down

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 08:30:01 AM

 

 

Name:

morgane

Location:

france

Comments:

Great picture Natasxx...I love when he's dressed as a knight.
I found this in Absolute Now, the site you've told us about Claudia. I didn't know this pic and found it nice :


Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 07:01:43 AM

 

 

Name:

Juliet

Location:

UK

Comments:

I read about Liz Hurley as Bellatrix in OK! mag in the supermarket on Saturday (it's not the sort of thing I'd BUY, LOL). Knowing this mag is not much more than a repository for celebs' PR statements, I made the assumption that she is pitching for the role, rather than has got/might get the role. Heaven forbid her name and anything to do with HP are mentioned in the same breath, nice girl and all that, I'm sure, but acting...???

Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 06:51:48 AM

 

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Loved the Dogma group photo! You know...Ben A. is suppose to be some big heart throb, but standing there together I think our AR looks so much sexier that he does! His wind-blown hair, chic suit, killer smile...! Fiorentino had the right idea!



Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 11:11:02 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Ladies, the pictures!!! Wow I love it!!!
I especially love the one with the scarf and the one under
Olivier.

Claudia, I'm gonna whisper this because no one will believe it but I couldn't stand Robert Redford ---he was just too pretty!!! I know there must be something wrong with me!!


Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 10:10:57 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Vicki, I was thinking the same thing! LOL

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 08:00:49 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Ooh, the scarf picture! I want a giant poster of that I can put on my...oh, the husband. Gotta remember I'm not a kid anymore.

I may be good at hearing the difference between accents, but not always at placing them. I may remember how someone talks and where I'm at/where the person said they were from, but I don't always know if their family came from the same place. Oh, well...

And the gray suit pic...lucky woman-GRRRR! Get your hands off our Hans!

Does he just get sexier, or what?

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 07:49:37 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I think he looks good in that beige suit too. But I can remember a certain beige suit during the New York run of PL that I wasn't to fond of. I'll post it if I can find it.....but I really did try to forget it.

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 07:18:06 PM

 

 

Name:

Vicki

Location:

Los Angeles

Comments:

Don't you think somebody should tell her to watch where she's putting her hands.......hussy!

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 07:17:05 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

I've seen others in that set, but not that one. He looks really good in that beige suit!

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 07:15:01 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

OK, I was bored and I was searching on Google and found this site of pictures.

Absolute Now

They are all old pictures but some of them are much larger than the original ones I saw. Plus I don't remember ever seeing this one of Fiorentino backed up to AR like that. Do any of you remember that one?




Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 07:00:35 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Lovely pic! Another *scarf moment*;))))))))

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 06:39:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I love BOGOFs! LOL That was the perfect sonnet for the that Westenberg photo, Sue. Nice work.

ANNICK mailed me this AR pic this morning and wanted it posted. I apologize for the tardiness, ANNICK. This is one of ANNICK's favorite AR pics. Its one of my favorites too, ANNICK. There is something about that burgndy sweater!!!

I did the American Varieties quiz too. I did as well as Sue. 3 out of 14. Lucy! You have an excellent ear for dialects!!!

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 06:32:01 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Location:

UK

Comments:

Must admit it takes a great leap of the imagination to see Elizabeth Hurley as Bellatrix Lestrange. The character is really evil (after all, she kills Sirius) and anyone who plays her will need to bring that out.
It'll be interesting to see if Snape is the HBP, when you think, he's in Slytherin, he's the Head of House and Slytherin hates anything less than a pureblood. I hope there is a pivotal role for Snape, as he's such an enigmatic character, made more so by the way The Man plays him.
Gonna be a busy few weeks on tv soon. The new Doctor Who starts at the end of the month, Daniel Craig is starring in a two part drama called Archangel, and Casanova starts on BBC3 this Sunday, starring Peter O'Toole as the older man and David Tennant as the younger version. David Tennant was excellent in Blackpool with State of Play's David Morrisey a few months ago. We'll be seeing more of him later in the year as he's playing Barty Crouch Jr in HP&GoF. Here's a pic of him as Casanova from the cover of this week's Radio Times.
I hope my video recorder holds out!

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 04:49:58 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Sue, thanks for the warning! Some time ago they were billed to do a performance at Dunster Castle so I will check the web page.

Having looked at all the versions of the HBP covers, I have to admit that the US version is more what you attribute to HP, but then Mary Du Pre (I think) has always done the illustrations for the books in America and I know that those books have little pics for each chapter. We don't and neither have we had an artist that has really captured the gist of the stories. There have also been several artists used over here.As usual, I've ordered the kids one for my big 15 yr old kid, and the adult one for me, or else we will have an argument over who reads it first!


Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 04:42:31 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Twenthe

Comments:

Sniv, just wanna say: Doe Heinig An!!!

It's in my Dutch dialect, it mean; Be cool and go for it! I hope I've trancelated it well and I hope your nerves aren't makin'u nuts!!!

Goedgoan en sloap ze!!!!!

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 04:37:38 PM

 

 

Name:

Morgane

Location:

France

Comments:

Merci beaucoup Annick pour le lien...Encore un site sur HP que je ne connaissais pas...Je ne suis pas déçue qu'Elizabeth Hurley n'ai pas été choisit/ou bien ai refusé le rôle...Je ne la voyais pas trop en Bellatrix.

I'm just so intrigued by the cover of the HBP...I've already heard we should learn many things about Snape...Hope I won't be disappointed, but I sure will if they cut all interesting Snape's scenes in the movie : \

Have a good night

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 04:05:54 PM

 

 

Name:

Natas xxx

Location:

Twente

Comments:

Well, I've pre-order HP and the halfblood Prince'for my sister! She is a lot better in English than I am...(I've to wait for the trancelated version...)







Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 03:37:17 PM

 

 

Name:

ANNICK

Location:

FRANCE

Comments:

Film 5 : Elizabeth Hurley en Bellatrix ?



D’après l’émission anglophone CNBC News, citée par TLC, l’actrice Elizabeth Hurley se serait vu proposer un rôle de "mauvaise sorcière" pour le cinquième film. On peut supposer que ce rôle serait soit celui de Bellatrix, soit celui d’Ombrage.

Ceci n’est bien entendu qu’une rumeur jusqu’à confirmation ou démenti par la Warner Bros.

Edition : Rumeur démentie par la Warner Bros.



Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 03:22:03 PM

 

 

Name:

ANNICK

Location:

FRANCE

Comments:

MORGANE

LINK ABOUT NEWS OF HARRY POTTER :

http://www.poudlard.org/actualite.php3

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 03:19:33 PM

 

 

Name:

RickiNicki

Comments:

Oh what a lovely pic of him! Thank you so much! I like his hair!

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 03:06:23 PM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

north of here

Comments:

Marlina - Snape "could" be the HBP, as JKR hasn't said he was pure-blood...

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 02:40:04 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Hello all...

Sorry I havent been on for ages but Im having tests this week...Just did Spanish today, had Danish yesterday and tomorrow its English...Bah!

That pic of AR from Westenberg is lovely lovely lovely!

The HBP cover - (the adult one) is quite interesting since its a potions book...should imply that Snape plays a big part...*crosses everything*

Anyways sorry for not being on here for ages! Hope you are all doing fino! ;)

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 02:35:04 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

OK....the scholastic version cover is more like it, I see. I didn't realize there were different covers. Show what an HP fan I am doesn't it?

Drat, I meant to take the American Varieties test last night and forgot. I'll try it tonight.

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 01:41:59 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

I finally got the American Varieties quiz to work! I only got 6/14, though. The two Southern ones were obvious to me, and most of the others I got from watching movies or listening to the radio.

I disagree with there only being 24 American dialects. I'd say there are many more than that-or at least many more variations of accents. Also, the Smoky Mountain dialect is spoken Northwest of Atlanta. The Appalacian dialect described is spoken Northeast of Atlanta. The Coastal Plains dialect was always considered the "upper class" dialect in the South-which is why so many movie makers like to copy it, I suppose. Also, not all the people of the Coastal Plains region speak the dialect described on the website. Believe me, I know. At best, the results of the study seem to be over-simplified.

And there's so many more accents as people move to different parts of the country. Their accents take on characteristics of the speakers in the place to which they move, if they like it or not. And, when enough people move to an area, the locals start taking on bits and pieces of the newcomer's accents. Add people whose native language is not English, and things really start to change. It's actually pretty cool.

And, on a different note-Re: Katherine Hepburn: from what I know about her, I can understand why a whole town would love and protect her!

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 01:30:50 PM

 

 

Name:

Vicki

Location:

Los Angeles

Comments:

To see the Scholastic edition cover to the 6th HP book, click: here

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 01:23:07 PM

 

 

Name:

Morgane

Location:

France

Comments:

good evening/afternoon/morning everyone...

I heard this information too about Elizabeth Hurley...But in all the websites I've been to try to get anything else about this, they were all talking about "rumourous"
So, I guess nothing has been confirmed yet...

This is from http://www.godricshollow.org/mt-archives/000490.html' :
"it was apparently revealed that elizabeth hurley has been offered a part in harry potter fifth movie with a character described only as the evil witch"

If I ever find out something else, I'll post it there ; )
Bye!

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 01:17:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Vicki

Location:

Los Angeles

Comments:

Peekabooh - the Elizabeth Hurley rumor has been denied by Warner Bros. In my mind, she would be too young for Bellatrix Lestrange.

Lucy - thanks for your potions research. I love this line: Tribulus is noted to enhance libido for women and for men. What is our Prof. Snape up to?? On the Today Show they revealed the cover for the Scholastic/American cover for Harry Potter at the Half-Blood Prince. It's a Mary GrandPre illustration of Dumbledore and Harry peering into what looks to be a pensieve. They also interviewed the editor for Scholastic and he said that we will learn a lot more about Voldemort in this book.

Welcome and bienvenue to all our new friends! This is a wonderful site and guestbook.

Love all the new pictures!


Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 01:09:58 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:


Welcome Marlina! I hope you will join us often!

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 01:03:02 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Thanks Sue and Claudia for answering my question about the Reduced Shakespeare Company. I´m booked for next week and really looking forward to it. No Sue, I was too late (lucky enough as I understand now) to have a seat in the front row.

I read an article this morning about Elizabeth Hurley, she is in the running for a role in HP5. Rumours are that she is going to play Bellatrix Lestrange. Does anybody have info about that?

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 12:52:03 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Here's that pesky url for the Tribulus page. Actually, what I see in the pic is "Tibulous", but it's so close to "Tribulus", apparently also the Latin word for "trouble", that I suspect that's what JKR was alluding to.

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 12:34:38 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Elaine, you will have to hurry to see the The Reduced Shakespeare Co in London as it finishes on April 3rd after 10 years in London. However they are on tour as well and details can be found on the site. I have seen the Complete Works of Shakespeare twice, The Books and The Bible. Hope they bring their History of America on the road too.
BTW if you aren't into audience particiaption don't sit in the front row!!LOL

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 12:33:12 PM

 

 

Name:

Marlina

Location:

Indonesia

E-mail address:

alan55rickman@yahoo.co.uk

Comments:

I've been watch this guestbook for quiet a time..
i just want to ask.. What's the meaning of the picture.. can snape be the Half Blood Prince?

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 12:18:40 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

I know what you mean, Elaine. I've often seen it advertised for the very wee small hours, but I have scanned this week's late listings in the Radio Times until I'm boggle-eyed, but can't find it. Very annoying when you think that has been on until very recently.

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 12:13:08 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

The plot thickens! The adult HP cover looks veeerrryyy eenterrresting. AFNH, I searched for Film 2005 as well which bugs me because up to a few weeks ago they were showing it on the BBC sign zone in the middle of the night. (I know this because it's one of the few things you can watch on terrestial tv in the middle of the night if you don't count the awful films Five show and the teeny bop stuff Channel 4 shows!)Rats!

I have always wanted to see The Reduced Shakespeare Company. It is supposed to be hilarious. Maybe next time up in London... And you never know who you might see. There he was at Macbeth this time! When I saw Blithe Spirit, I spent the interval scanning the audience - just in case!

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 12:07:03 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Love that Westenberg pic. Definitely looks Private Lives era.

Ohh - so exciting about the HBP! That cover is in keeping with the last adult cover in the UK. Bloomsbury have been doing some lovely designs for the adult market in the UK for all the HP books.
I'm two thirds of the way through OotP at the moment, so my memory should be well refreshed for the release of the new one. I adore the Weasley twins in this book, they really come into their own. Wonder who will play Umbridge in the film version? - my ex-boss would be perfect - hem-hem!

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 12:06:15 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

From what I can make out of the cover, the author is Tribulous Borage.

I found a nice page on borage.

Here's a quote:


John Evelyn, writing at the close of the seventeenth century tells us: 'Sprigs of Borage are of known virtue to revive the hypochrondriac and cheer the hard student.'

Here's another:

Gerard says:
'Pliny calls it Euphrosinum, because it maketh a man merry and joyfull: which thing also the old verse concerning Borage doth testifie:
Ego Borago - (I, Borage)
Gaudia semper ago. - (Bring alwaies courage.)
Those of our time do use the flowers in sallads to exhilerate and make the mind glad. There be also many things made of these used everywhere for the comfort of the heart, for the driving away of sorrow and increasing the joy of the minde. The leaves and floures of Borage put into wine make men and women glad and merry and drive away all sadnesse, dulnesse and melancholy, as Dios corides and Pliny affirme. Syrup made of the floures of Borage comforteth the heart, purgeth melancholy and quieteth the phrenticke and lunaticke person. The leaves eaten raw ingender good bloud, especially in those that have been lately sicke.'


I found that Tribulous had an alternate spelling, Tribulus. I used the alternate spelling and found this page.

It make sense that it's Snape's book, considering how beat up it is-and the implications are just so ironic!

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 12:04:24 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

That's Olivier???? I thought it was an old king or something!

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 11:45:32 AM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Emily - Laurence Olivier in the portrait above AR's head:)

OK I didn't really want to mess with this pic much so here is a pretty basic paper:




Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 11:36:39 AM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Maybe that "Advanced Potion Making" book is supposed to be Snape's from his student days? Can anyone make out the name of the author of "Advanced Potions Making"?

Awww, I enjoy finding and sharing gems like this Kevin Westenberg site.

Sue, it's driving me crazy -- who is "Larry" that you referred to?

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 11:31:45 AM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Advanced Potion Making? I gather from this that Harry must have passed his OWLS. Such tantalizing evidence of more Snape...

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 10:10:09 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Dee, the photo that Emily found last night is from Kevin Westenberg.

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 09:49:53 AM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Wow...That photo by Keith is gorgous! I noticed that Keith's email address is on his site -- has anyone gotten up the nerve to write and ask for details about the photo? Do we think he might share some juicy tidbits?


Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 09:43:28 AM

 

 

Name:

annick

Location:

toulon - FRANCE

Homepage URL:

http://blogs.aol.fr/sci4ctoulon/ANNICK/

Comments:

Good day to all the women and full of dreams with ALAN RICKMAN

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 09:32:34 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Claudia - BOGOF is like a "twofer" LOL = Buy One Get One Free.
Is the cover for the *adult version*? Potions book eh, wonder what that means........
Must remember to listen to that radio play too.

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 09:24:25 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Awww bummer on that show, AFNH. Maybe you can catch it on re-run some other time. *crossing fingers*. Thanks for the heads up on The Saturday Play too. I think that will be an interesting one too.

Wow, Sabine! That cover is nothing like the other Potter books. Its almost as if its "non Potterish", don't you think?

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 09:02:31 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Hello, Yun Yun! Welcome to our group! I hope you will visit with us regularly. I think you will find that we represent a very large international community and we have a lot of fun.

Emily has been doing some very productive searches! She found the following AR sighting on the alanrickman Live Journal. This lucky fan went to see MacBeth last week at the Albery and had quite a surprise.

"well we were sitting in our seats [row L] and 2 min before play in he walked in his very grande like manner to which we all went WTF!!!????? he was with a red haired lady - his wife? and he had a long overcoat on and a cosy warm scarf, 'twas very cold that night :P

After the play, as soon as applause was over, we hurried to go out the theatre after the play as soon as he walked out and got to his side just in time, we walked up the neverending staircase by his side, simply to uhm walk with him lol! but I was too damn shy to say anything, to be honest he didn't seem that approachable either, he seemed like he just wanted to be left alone, not in a nasty way, but I thought I'd respect his 'public privacy' and leave him alone."

I have to agree with Emily--this is a nice story where AR's privacy was respected and the fan had the thrill of seeing him too. So see, Laurie, you will be able to read his mood as to whether he wants to interact with fans or not. Another great find, Emily.

Tess, putting his picture under you pillow for sweet AR dreams is a lovely thought. I hope it worked for you. Elaine, I did see Jools Holland and Tom Jones on that photography site and they were quite sexy too! Its amazing how often I've noticed JH since you brought him to my attention.

Please don't pound me but I'm still a Costner fan...when he does films he's meant to do, that is. I just recently saw The Making of "The Upside of Anger" on HBO and I think its going to be a hit. Maybe not a huge hit but I think it will be up there with the likes of Something's Gotta Give. I had not thought about the film sparking an interest in other Binder films, so maybe you're on to something, Emily.

Sue, yes indeed further use! Can't wait to see some of that "further use" too. *grin* BTW, what does BOGOF stand for?

Peekabooh, I've not heard of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) but I did do a search on it and it sounds very very interesting. Here's what I found:

Play: All 37 plays in 120 minutes. The sixteen comedies are reduced to a single section and the histories are played as a ball game. For all those who hate Shakespeare here is a rapid run through the lot - for those that love him, well, indulge yourselves in this delightful evening! Runs 120 mins

Gissing's Girl, relating your S&S experience brought back a very lovely memory for me. My precious Mother and I went to see Robin Hood Prince of Thieves together. We were both only going to see Costner.Well, when the Sheriff unmasked, we both gasped and looked at each other with wide eyes. My Mother said "You do know who that is, don't you?" I said "No, but I'm going to find out". That's when she informed me that it was Alan Rickman (bye bye KC) and he was the one that played Hans Gruber in Die Hard. I was just amazed that my Mother knew who this guy was and hadn't shared him with me! LOL

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 08:57:27 AM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thanks for that link, Emily. It really is a great find!

BTW, The Leaky Cauldron has some pictures of the Half-blood Prince book covers. The British adult version is very interesting...

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Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 08:11:38 AM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Have now checked the listings and can't find any repeat of Film 2005, wish I'd had a tape running last night, The Man looked so adorable - short but very sweet!

Here's an interesting one. On Saturday 12th March at 2.30pm on Radio 4, The Price of Light is about Maria Theresia von Paradis, the girl "cured" by Mesmer. Michael Maloney stars as Mesmer in this one (he's busy this week, he's also in the Radio 4 serial High Table, Lower Orders . It will be interesting to see how he plays Mesmer.

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 07:43:48 AM

 

 

Name:

Gissing's Girl

Location:

UK

Comments:

Claudia, one of my all time favourites was "The Way We Were" and I love Robert Redford although time has caught up with him in latter years. Until I saw AR in "Sense and Sensibility" and it was love at first sight. I was at the movies with a friend with whom I used to go once a week without fail and when AR came on screen we both turned to each other at the same time and said"Who's that?" That was about 12 years ago and the magic is still as strong.

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 05:33:50 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Enschede

Comments:

One of my favo ASPR black&white picture!





Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 04:59:06 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Oh nearly forgot, Peekaboh I have seen The Reduced Shakespeare Company 4 times and they are hilarious. Very fast, very funny.

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 04:45:15 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Location:

England

Comments:

What a great picture and a great site. Excellent find. Fabulous photos. I have bookmarked it for further use;) AND he is a rather pretty boy isn't he??
I agree that the AR one looks like it was taken around PL time too. Plus it's a bit of a BOGOF as you get Larry as well:))))))))

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 04:43:59 AM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Emily, thanks for this new Jewel in my collection.

I have a question for you all! I am about to see "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" by the Reduced Shakespeare Company. Anyone familiar with this and is it worthwhile?

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 04:31:00 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine (again!)

Location:

UK

Comments:

And aren't all the other pics good too? I really like this guy's talent with a camera. Even Jools and Tom there, Claudia!

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 03:29:11 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Emily, another great find! You are the queen of the search engines! What a picture! Thanks muchly.

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 03:26:00 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Enschede

Comments:

Emily, tnx for the link! The picture is now decorating as a wallpaper "@ my pc!

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 02:49:08 AM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Mike Binder's new movie stars Kevin Costner. There, you've probably stopped reading. But don't! This review says "The Upside of Anger" is Oscar material. If that's true, it could lead to interest in releasing TSFJG, in some form or other. So, yay, Mike Binder! Everybody, go see his movie, or at least buy a ticket and then throw it away or whatever, just buy the ticket, that's what counts.

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 02:22:16 AM

 

 

Name:

Tess

Homepage URL:

http://www.alanholic.boo.pl

Comments:

*daydreaming*

I have only one dream. One, small wish... I want to take my old camera and just take something about 1 million pics of Alan... This one taken by Westenberg is unebelievable...

I'm gonna print it out and put under my pillow. :)

Tuesday, March 8th 2005 - 02:18:44 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

He does look similar to AR in that pose. Well, I was at least pointed in the right direction. I did say he was a pretty boy. *grin*

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 10:55:59 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Well, Kevin Westenberg kinda reminds me of AR in this pose.

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Monday, March 7th 2005 - 10:49:05 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

How cool is that find, Emily! Thanks for the link. I don't know who the photograper reminds you of but he's a pretty boy, for sure!

Just gotta add the new pic to the collection!


From the studio of Kevin Westenberg

I love the image. Looks like it was done around PL time, what do yall think?

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 10:45:25 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Have you all seen this site? He's a professional photographer. When you enter the site, click on "Celebrities/Actors" in the right hand column. Very arty B&W pic of AR there.

And click on "Info + Contacts" and take a look at the photog's picture. Gee, he reminds me of someone ...

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 10:32:21 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

taking a study break

Comments:

My all time favorite pic of AR is the one from RHPoT where he is in a plain black shirt his hair is slightly ruffled and he has his hand on his chin. mmmmm It is a black and white pic. I have a tiny one stuck inside the DH dvd cover because I don't have RHPot yet and my kids just roll their eyes!!!

Sonoma--this is OT I know but quickly how are you able to make all the accents and cedilla with your keyboard--I don't have those keys or else I don't know how to do it.
Is it a special keyboard?

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 10:22:22 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

sonoma: the Lion King picture is my favorite as well. :-)

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 09:46:40 PM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

north of here

Comments:

Elaine – Beautiful cap of Jamie! Thanks!


Monday, March 7th 2005 - 09:38:35 PM

 

 

Name:

Yun Yun

Location:

Singapore

E-mail address:

lotsa.cloudz@gmail.com

Homepage URL:

http://lotsa-cloudz.blogspot.com/

Comments:

Wow... This is a really comprehensive AR download site... Really liked all the video clips... Now I know Alan is actually the Tybalt I have been watching on CD-ROM when I was studying English Literature in school... No wonder I find him familiar when I was watching HP... Haha...

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 09:01:28 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

Moi aussi, je comprends un peu de français et il me fait plaisir de lire les postes en français de temps en temps! J'ai trouvé quelques sites français dédié à AR--j'ai pas noté les adresses, mais ils existent. En tout cas, bienvenue à nos amies francophones!

Just musing on how I think of AR--sometimes it's hard not to objectify him, since there's no way for me to know what kind of person he really is. After all, the familiarity only goes one way, as Sabine said, and has no real depth being based on film roles and such. I try to remind myself that he's probably neither a devil nor a saint, just a fellow human being who's really good at what he does and I'm just glad I'm able to see him do it. I do try to be as respectful of him as I am of people I know, especially on the internet, and hopefully including how I'd behave at any future sighting (wishful thinking!).

Love the photos! I think the Lion King might be an all time favorite. That kimono is gorgeous and I think suits him astonishingly well.

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 08:37:58 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

I just wanted to add my thoughts on the "whether to approach or not approach" discussion. I know I'm a little late with this, but I don't have access to a computer at work. :-) It just made me think of a situation that happened during the PL run in NYC. A female fan kissed AR on the cheek, I believe while he was signing an autograph. All I could think about was how freaked out I would be if a stranger kissed me on the cheek! After all, we are all strangers to AR, even though we may feel like we know him.

I'm not sure if I would approach AR if I ever met him; it would depend on the situation, I guess. I think I would be too nervous. :-) Anywho, just my two cents.

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 07:49:47 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Just a quick heads-up. Did anyone tape Film 2005 with Jonathan Ross tonight on BBC1? They were discussing the state of the UK film industry, and lo and behold, there was the short clip of AR meeting Gordon Brown at that party a few years back. Darn, my machine wasn't running! Sometimes they repeat the show on Saturday lunchtime, so will need to check the listings.
Welcome Morgane, your English is excellent (much better than my French!).

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 07:31:12 PM

 

 

Name:

Morgane

Location:

France

Comments:

Merci Beaucoup Kathy pour vos quelques mots en français! You french is really good ; )
So nice to be welcome like this...

A great thanks to Elaine, too. I just love the pic...And the 'strange' light around him. It suits well the character...

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 06:55:00 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Just a quick peak in to say hi and add a note--don't have time right now to read everything.

Elaine *waving* that pic is wonderful , Claudia, wasn't Wit wonderful. I was weepy in that, too.

Annick et Morgane, Salut!!
Votre anglais est tres bien! Je comprends tout les mots.
Je ne parle pas francais bien mais je comprends votre francais ici. Nous sommes contentes avoir plus amies!!

That's it, the best I can do in French!!!
bye

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 06:40:36 PM

 

 

Name:

Laurie

Location:

Vermont

Comments:

Thanks for that picture Elaine. It's great!

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 06:20:05 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Elaine! That Jamie pic is gorgeous! The light is just right, isn't it? Make him look like, dare I say? *whispering* an angel. *grin*

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 05:59:15 PM

 

 

Name:

scrat

Comments:

Nice pics Elaine, Thanks

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 05:53:24 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Much as I enjoy hearing people rehashing their moment of glory over and over and over and over and over and over and over ... I really have had too much of this thrilling minute-by-minute NFT tale and I fear I may explode from too much excitement!

New subject, pretty please?

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 05:52:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

I've just whizzed through TMD and snapped some new caps. I think this one shows what he put into the role:



Don't you just want to hug him and go "there there..."

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 05:45:32 PM

 

 

Name:

scrat

Comments:

You were there too Elaine? cool, how small can the world be. ;-) So it was Tanya who asked him and Sheena was the friend he came to find. My mistake..

Were you in the downstairs foyer too? Or upstairs when he got there and you met him? Yes he was in a hurry but he only told people he was when he got upstairs. I don't think he even told that to Tanya. I don't recall he did but I can be mistaking. But you are right he was glad to do it, and came from his own free will.
I never mentioned that Claudia said that he was dragged up there against his will. I just wanted to let you know that from my experience I thought he could have said no if he wanted.
So far the people who were actually at the NFT all agreed on that. or didn't they??

While we are on the TMD discussion.. I really like that film, though I'm not so fond of mustaches myself I didn't think he looked bad with it at all. It kind if fitted the character of Jamie. :-)

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 05:19:17 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Elaine, The Way We Were was my all time favorite from 1973 right up until I saw Truly Madly Deeply the first time. Even with a few years on him, Redford is still a lady-killer. LOL

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 04:51:35 PM

 

 

Name:

Laurie

Location:

Vermont

Comments:

I like Alan's mustache in TMD (I like the facial hair thing anyway) but I really love the coat he wears throughout the movie. I don't know why, it just fits with the character. I've seen some pictures here (and at other sites) where he is walking away from the camera in a long coat with his head kind of tipped to one side. Does anyone know, were those pictures taken during filming of TMD?

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 04:26:31 PM

 

 

Name:

Morgane

Location:

France

Comments:

Just a short message to thank Aurora : )

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 03:23:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Following the TMD discussion made me decide to watch TMD today .... again! After watching it so many times, I still have to cry, it´s so close to my heart. I think JS has to get all the credits, oh gosh, is she a talent or what? But I have to agree, every time you watch it, different aspects come up. That makes this such a powerful movie.

Bonsoir Annick, would you be so kind as to explain something about Alan´s horoscope? I´m really anxious to know what it says. Merci beaucoup!

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 03:22:22 PM

 

 

Name:

Morgane

Location:

France

Comments:

Thank you Claudia for your nice welcome. Of course, I'll continue to come as often as I could..Maybe now i'll just dare to leave a message ;)Thank you anyway for this great website...
Salut Annick!
C'est bon de lire un peu de français au milieu de cette marée anglophone ; )
Je ne connais pas de site francophone de fans d'Alan...Ce n'est pas faute d'avoir cherché, mais la plupart sont consacrés presque exclusivement à Severus Snape...
Et moi c'est à Alan que je voue un culte, pas à Severus (bien que je lui reconnaisse de nombreuses qualités)
Je suis heureuse d'avoir trouvé cet endroit...C'est génial de rencontrer des fans aussi acharnés ; )
A très bientôt

[sorry to those who can't speak french..I was just complaining about the lack of places like this for french speackers...]

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 03:20:12 PM

 

 

Name:

Aurora

Comments:

Sue, you are a better woman than I, gunga din. lol Whenever I hear "sutherner," I think of that fellow who played Paul's granddad in Hard Day's Night. He would curl his lip and practically spit when he said it.

Morgane, your message is very clear and your English impressive! Bienvenue!

Claudia, I see the link now. Thanks.

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 03:09:06 PM

 

 

Name:

RickiNicki

Comments:

Oh no, I've missed a whole discussion about TMD! Ok, here are my thoughts about it:

When I watched the film for the first time I thought that it was quite nice but not very special. But after seeing it more than 10 times now, I think it is really an enduring story. I love it how it's written (btw Juliet S. told me the same!). It is not one kind of a big Hollywood style, that is why it is enduring. If you compare this film to "Ghost" it is much more real than "Ghost", you could have the feeling that you are a part of this film, you see what I mean? It is so simple but so real and enduring! The more I watch this film the more I love it and find more details which are lovely!

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 03:04:19 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Scrat, I was standing right by Sheena when AR came up to sign her pic, having been asked by Tanya. I felt he came willingly and I guess would have said no if he could have, but he is too much of a gentleman for that. Claudia is not saying that he was dragged up there against his will, merely pointing out that he was in a hurry, and in other circumstances it may not have been the right thing to do. As it was, he was glad to do it. And I have to agree with Claudia and others, I'm not bothered about an autograph, but if the right opportunity came up, then I would like to shake his hand and thank him for the pleasure his work has given me.Other than that, I will remain a Grigori.

Talk about TMD and weepies, just watched a classic! "THe Way We Were" with Robert Redford who was most definitely in hisprime when he made that! THe title music was always the song I played after breaking up with boyfriends!!LOL. And now as there is very little on, I'm going to watch TMD again.

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 02:53:17 PM

 

 

Name:

Annick

Location:

FRANCE

Homepage URL:

http://blogs.aol.fr/sci4ctoulon/ANNICK

Comments:

Bonjour MORGANE,

c'est sympa de voir une française sur ce super site dédié à ALAN RICKMAN ;
c'est un très grand plaisir de le consulter le plus souvent possible.

Bye

ANNICK


Monday, March 7th 2005 - 02:48:03 PM

 

 

Name:

Barbara

Location:

New Zealand

Comments:

Nice co-incidence for the TMD discussion. Today's Faces of Mr Rickman (well, today for me but not yet for most of you) is that lovely one of Jamie warming his lips.
Looked at the Dogma clip again and am getting used to Voice of God not being posh but sounding like Tony Hancock.
I do wonder whether it was Alan's or the Director's idea.


Monday, March 7th 2005 - 02:41:46 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

I managed 3 out of 14 in the dialect test!LOL Not bad for a Southerner, I guess!(South London!)

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 02:39:55 PM

 

 

Name:

Vicki

Location:

Los Angeles

Comments:

My, my....I go away for the weekend and look at all the activity that's been going on while I've been away. It took me nearly an hour just to read everyone's entry. It's all this guest book's fault that I'm not getting my work done...it's just too good!

Dee - your "Professor Rickman" fantasy had me rolling on the floor. Regarding TMD...I had a similar reaction to yours the first time I watched it. My advice is to watch the film several times. Each time you watch, your perspective will be a little bit different.

michelle - hmmm..that blog was very interesting....is she supposed to be Rima's niece? Well, if A & R do attend the wedding, we know he will be in the San Diego area on May 1st!

Red Tango - as always, I love your sense of humor! You bring a smile to my day.

Love the accents discussion also. I've always found that to be a fascinating subject. My father was an Italian immigrant raised in New Orleans...talk about a weird combination. My mother has that mid-western Nebraska twang. My sister and I were raised here in California. Growing up hearing these two very different accents, compared to the way everyone else around us spoke, has made me accutely aware of all the different regional variations there can be. It's a very special talent to try to pull off a realistic accent. IMO, AR's attempt in DH was gawd-awful, humorous in JK, and acceptable, with only occasional slips, in StLM. He has steadily improved, but I still prefer he not attempt it, unless it's absolutely necessary to the story (like StLM). I'm happy he will be an englishman in SC.


Monday, March 7th 2005 - 02:22:00 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Welcome, Morgane! Your English is just fine. I hope you will visit with us often.

I've been meaning to go back to a point that Elaine and kathy made about Juliet Stevenson giving it her all in TMD. I have to agree with them on that point too. Not very often does an actress go to those kinds of lengths for a character. Emma Thompson's "Vivian Bearing" in WIT is the only other part I can think of at the moment.

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 02:21:54 PM

 

 

Name:

Morgane

Location:

France

E-mail address:

naeroange@aol.com

Comments:

Hello Everyone!
I’m reading all of you for a while; it’s always a great pleasure. I never dare to write anything because of my poor English.
I just wanted to share my TMD experience which seems to be quite close from yours. The first time I saw this movie, I was already a big Alan fan, but I don’t really enjoy the movie. I was expecting something-couldn’t say what it was- something that finally didn’t come.
The second time I watch it…It was different. I just try to get into it…To be just catch by emotion. Honestly, I don’t think TMD is really accessible...for me anyways…
I’ve been fortunate enough not to have lost someone really closed yet…I guess that’s why it was so distant to me the first time.

Thank you : )
Morgane

ps : I loved the mustache too ; )

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 02:13:19 PM

 

 

Name:

Aurora

Comments:

Darlin' I don't see the link. I completely messed it up myself. And I thought I had a handle on that html thang. lol

http://www.pbs.org/speak/seatosea/americanvarieties/

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 02:06:04 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

LOL, there has been a lot of discussion about that mustache, Dee through the years. Personally, I love facial hair so that mustache is one of my favorite AR looks.

Fixed Aurora. And thanks for that link. While I was listening to the British dialects, I was wondering if there was one for Americans too. Leave it to PBS to do the deed. LOL Can't wait to have time explore that site and the British one (which I did a little yesterday) too.

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 02:02:42 PM

 

 

Name:

Aurora

Comments:

I love those accents. They all date from the 1950s, though. How much have they changed since then? I believe American Varieties was mentioned for U.S.dialects/accents. I flunked the dialect challenge with 2/14 correct. I can't hear regional differences in these examples. But the radio examples are delightful and distinctive, at least to my ears.

Every accent is wonderful in its way. It's just a guess on my part that the Metatron might have AR's native accent. But it's got to be part of the joke that the Voice of God isn't posh at all.

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 01:53:22 PM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Thanks everyone for your comments on TMD. You're right - since I've never lost anyone that dear to me, I may not be able to identify with the loss quite as deeply (and I don't want to either!). I'll watch it again and pay attention to the moments you mentioned. Maybe I'll pick up on things I missed -- I certainly missed that whole "roses in the vase" thing. Besides, I never get tire of watching AR in action. Heck, he looked gorgous even in that mustache.

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 01:52:37 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Getting back to the accent discussion from yesterday. The sound file for the story that Ali-Pat posted about yesterday: NPR's Library Marks the Evolution of British English is now available. Its an interesting listen.

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 01:11:25 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

Ga

Comments:

Oh and thanks for The Lion King piccie. Gosh, it doesn't seem like it was over 4 months ago that Vogue gave us that neat little surprise.

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 12:46:05 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Would you believe, Natasxxx, that I have never been able to get though the book??? But I've read where a lot of people say that the actual action and meat of the story is towards the end. But I am so just bored, I can't get through it. I do hope the film will be much better. I feel like with AR and Dustin Hoffman being in it, it will be.

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 12:43:43 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

E'schede

Comments:

TnX Claudia!

I'm lookin' foorward to it!
I've read the book... Allthough "PTSOAM" it's not my taste of a book/novel (I like Elizabeth George)...But I'm glad A' will play a role in it!





Monday, March 7th 2005 - 12:31:26 PM

 

 

Name:

scrat

Comments:

Yes I was lucky. I'm glad I got that chance. Ofcourse I took notes. ;-) I just remebered reading that Martha also attended on the AR guesbook.

Tanja?? Wasn't that the name of the girl he went to? I remember reading that name somewhere.

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 12:24:19 PM

 

 

Name:

Kate

Location:

SF

Comments:

Scrat, you lucky ducky! Sounds like you were there too! And taking down notes and names! :)

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 12:12:32 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thank you for that, Tanja.

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 12:01:39 PM

 

 

Name:

Scrat

Comments:

Sorry but I have to agree to disagree too here about the NFT. I was there too, as I understood Martha also was. (I think I read that somewhere) Were you there too Claudia??

He could have said no to that girl when he was asked to come out to the foyer if he wanted. In fact he didn't agree right away. He did think about it for a very short time. It looked as if he was considering how much time he had. The girl talked to him for a few minutes and gave him something before she asked him to come see her friend.

Also, he was not by the back door he was down in the main foyer and the friend of the girl (the one he went to see) was in the upstairs foyer He eventually left by the back door much later after he had seen her together with Juliet Stevenson.


Monday, March 7th 2005 - 11:47:06 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Natasxxx, our own fabulous RickiNicki received a letter from Melanie Parker that stated that AR will be playing Antoine Richis in Perfume....

Alfan, AR's character in Snow Cake is supposed to be called "Alan". Unless they re-write that part. I hope they don't.

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 11:20:49 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Back in Enschede!!

Comments:

Wooow....When you're gone for a weekend.....My eyes are overworked for reading the 2 pages of this guestbook.....

However, I've a question 4 u all! Which character do you believe Alan will play in the "upcoming" film "Perfume_The Story Of A Murderer" ( a Novel by Patrick Süskind)?????

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 11:10:42 AM

 

 

Name:

Alfan

E-mail address:

Canada

Comments:

In TMD, the tear that he sheds away at the end as he watches her leave in the arms of another man is all the emotion Alan would allow himself to show. ( from the directors mouth). The tears that Jamie shed although be it sad were actually tears of joy, he succedded in what he was sent back for. I dont know if he did shed tears in both Rasputin or AABA but he did show powerful raw emotion, emotion is something you have inside you and Alan has a talant for bringing that out with or without tears. Now i can hardly wait to see how traumatised they make his character Alec after the accident but im sure i wont be dissapointed if he does or doesnt show tears. Go Alan,,,,,,hey did i read somewhere that this movie is considered a drama/comedy? or is it just a drama?

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 10:46:23 AM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

north of here

Comments:

Claudia - Agreeing to disagree with someone I respect is no problem. ;-)

Lucy - It isn't just Southerners who know how to behave. I lived a long time in the same Connecticut town with Katherine Hepburn. It was not that unusual to see her out and about in the local shops, but she was not only respected, but protected by the locals. No one pointed out her, or her home, to the tourists - at least that I know of - lol! And it was a summer tourist town.

Laurie - I've been "middle aged" for quite some time now. As I told a (young, snotty) coworker when she exclaimed "MIDDLE AGED!!" I plan on living a loooong time.


Monday, March 7th 2005 - 10:02:37 AM

 

 

Name:

Laurie

Location:

Vermont

Comments:

I can also kind of relate (on a MUCH smaller scale) to what celebrities go through. I'm a Town Clerk in Vermont (have worked for the town for 17 years) and most people in town know me. When I go out to functions within the town there is almost always someone who comes up to me to ask me some question regarding the town. I'm normally very receptive to this (I'm an elected official and feel I need to be accessible to the voters) but there have been one or two times when I've had to tell people (people who are angry or being rude) what my work hours are and if they have a problem I am more than happy to listen to them when I'm at work. Because of this, I am very aware of the fact that people also have a private life and I would never bother someone if it wasn't an appropriate time.

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 09:57:02 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

*grin* Alas martha, I think we have agreed to disagree on several other occasions and I'm afraid this will have to
be yet another. AR has a sensitivity for the less fortunate and that was played upon at the NFT so no, I don't think he would have said no. Yes, his trip to the lobby cost him a half hour but that was a half hour he obviously didn't want to give to his fans. Otherwise, he would have left through the front foyer and not tried to leave through the back door. So what do you say....agree to disagree?

sonoma, you have a very valid point. I can certainly see how a signed program from a play or a signed picture from somewhere like Bowness (that was set up and pre-approved by AR as an autograph session) would be a cherished memory provoking item. And hey, I would have been in that Bowness line if I could have only gotten there! LOL I don't frown upon autographs at all. And, in fact, I am thrilled for those that get them whether in person or through the mail. But for me, its just not that important that I have one.

David Cassidy! I've shared before about how he was my first celebrity crush. Posters all over the bedroom, never missed an episode of The Partridge Family, had all his records and movie magazines adorning his picture. But never wrote him a letter. LOL Donny who?


On the subject of invading a celebrities privacy. I don't claim to know what a celebrity goes through and to be honest I never want to find out full force. But I can relate a little bit. Many years ago, I worked for a fairly large and popular swimming pool company in my area. Part of my job was to advise clients with water balancing and other routine maintenance that needed to be done. I can not tell you the times I was stopped in the grocery store or in the mall (even 100 miles away at a Braves' baseball game) by people with their swimming pool questions. The grossest invasion came when I spent a week in the hospital with a severe kidney infection and one of the nurses on my floor was one of my clients. He was not my nurse but he actually had the gall to come into my room (me,
in excruciating pain and with all my IVs attached etc) to asked about his pool's case of mustard algae! I shall not repeat what I told the dear man! LOL

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 09:12:07 AM

 

 

Name:

Laurie

Location:

Vermont

Comments:

Ricky: I'll be 45 in September. I guess I think of myself being "middle age".

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 06:55:09 AM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

How old is middle-aged, BTW, Laurie? Am I too, being 46 in May *lol*

Depends on what you all meant with celbrities - In my long life I sometimes "met" the one or the other at the street, but never ever spoke to them or even greeting. I think, they all should have the chance to have a private life too. I myself would not enjoy, when people would speak to me about my work and asking things, when I'm out on private business. "Dienst ist Dienst und Schnaps ist Schnaps" is a saying here, one could maybe translate this with "Duty is duty and strong liquor is strong liqor" *lol*
Ricky

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 06:42:47 AM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

north of here

Comments:

Claudia – “...do you really think he would have said no?” Yes, I do, if he needed or wanted to. JS was already out of sight even though I was only about 30 seconds behind them leaving the theater. His trip to the front lobby cost him probably half an hour, which he would have known. He didn’t stop for autographs in the hallway although he greeted people. Perhaps he wasn’t in as much of a hurry at the beginning? I don’t know, but I think he knows how to leave if he wants. I agree about using common sense, but I also think that if you don’t ask, he’s not going to come up to you and offer. lol!

Perhaps “slack-jawed, goggle eyed woman “ wasn’t the best description. I will say that he does get to see his fans at their best. Oh, not the clothes or make up or anything. The inner light that shines out when he smiles at someone, and they smile back, is what makes us our most attractive. I saw more beautiful women that evening then I’ve ever seen in one place before.

sonoma – agree on the memory thing. Having the autographed program of TMD keeps the whole thing alive.


Monday, March 7th 2005 - 06:25:00 AM

 

 

Name:

Laurie

Location:

Vermont

Comments:

and, by the way, I'm one of those "middle age women" now myself! lol

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 05:50:44 AM

 

 

Name:

Laurie

Location:

Vermont

Comments:

Thanks everyone for your advice. I've never been the type of person that would want or ask for an autograph. I also never wrote a celebrity a letter (until AR), even back in my teenage days when I was crazy about David Cassidy lol!
I just admire AR on so many levels; his acting, directing, his work for charities near and dear to his heart, etc. I will definitely (if I see him) see what the situation is and act accordingly. The only celebrity I've ever seen in person was Johny Cash and I saw a bunch of middle age women mob him, poor man. I would never do that to anyone.

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 05:26:06 AM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

sleepless

Comments:

Amazing where we go when we can't sleep. :-)))

I think AR managed a few tears in Rasputin, and a little well up in AABA. I have to admire people who can display their emotions at will--i don't think I could. Elaine, I'm with you, I think JS carried TMD away. Not only the sobbing in the office, but her reaction at home when she turns around from the piano and sees him standing there.

I agree with Elaine and Claudia. Fame is a two edged sword. If he wasn't famous he wouldn't have fans and visa versa. He's smart enough to know that, too, so he probably figures some amount of fan time is part of the job,
I have a hard time when fans (and I'm sure this does not apply to any of us) objectify him to the point where he is a charicature of himself, not a real person with all the needs and rights everyone has. Good manners that you would use with anyone should be the guide. Autographs are not my "thing" but I wouldn't say never--you don't know if an appropriate situation would present itself. I know my son would love Snape's autograph. I am more the worship from afar type.


Monday, March 7th 2005 - 04:21:15 AM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

I like your advice for autograph seekers, Claudia. I agree it will be pretty obvious if it's a good opportunity or not, though I think it might be hard to be logical if you find yourself that close to AR! I have a few celebrity autographs and I enjoy them mostly because they're proof positive of a really fun experience--memories are great, but something concrete makes them all the better for me (I have a poor memory!). But I'd like to think that if I ever saw AR and he looked to be in a rush, or harried or whatever, I would have the presence of mind to stand back and just enjoy the view.

It's strange to me now, but the first time I tried watching TMD I got impatient and changed the channel before Jamie appeared. Now it's one of my favorites. Two scenes always stand out for me--the first is when Nina confronts him and his buddies after the birth. I feel so bad for Jamie at the end--I think part of his not embracing Nina back is that his feelings are truly hurt. Yes, it's all gone to plan, but to be told for perhaps the first time that his influence on Nina wasn't all positive (like her hiding things she liked but feared he'd laugh at), and then that she can take care of herself now, well, her insisting she doesn't want him to leave had to have seemed a little shallow and maybe even an attempt to spare his feelings, which I think would be hard for someone like Jamie to take. And then there's the last scene where Jamie wipes his eyes (argh!). Has AR ever really out and out cried in a performance? I'm drawing a blank. I almost cringe at the thought because if TMD rated only gently wiping away a couple of tears, how bad would it have to be to rate actual sobbing?

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 03:44:55 AM

 

 

Name:

Gissing's Girl

Location:

UK

Comments:

Ialso have a "sacred pen" that he used to sign the New York programme of Private Lives. It has never been used for anything else.

Like the PL wallpaper Sue.

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 02:49:20 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Being the "Grigori" here, I think that you need to assess the situation as Claudia has said. I have had a chance to "watch" twice now and it was just right for me. He does not seem to be rude to genuine fans, only to the "Ebay" hunters and press who are too intrusive. But neither do I think he realy enjoys all the attention. I think if you are respectful and don't "push" yourself on him, then he will be happy to sign an autograph if it is appropriate. It's just not my "thing".

I too, found the last scene the most heartwrenching in TMD. AR was so right not to show any emotion until then, but I have to say that all the honours go to JS. She really gave it her all. I remember at the NFT, someone asked her how she made herself cry so convincingly and she said that Rada taught her, but that was all her!

Monday, March 7th 2005 - 02:42:11 AM

 

 


Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Yep, Lucy. Even Ben Affleck likes it here in Georgia. Enough to even buy a house. *grin*

martha, of course he acted cordial to everyone after being asked to come back to meet a fan....do you really think he would have said no? I just would never ever dream of putting myself in the position of more or less forcing myself on him or anyone else for that matter. He was definitely in a hurry that evening for another appointment and after seeing this, as a fan, I just wouldn't have the heart to ask him to stop what he was doing to sign an autograph. That's just the way I was brought up and maybe only my opinion. I hope you will respect my opinion just as I do yours. I do, however, find it very hard to imagine him getting a chuckle out of a "bunch of slack-jawed, goggle eyed women", though.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 10:52:46 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Claudia: Spoken like a true Southerner. So many times I've heard celebs say they like being down here because when they go out they're not mobbed by fans. Maybe followed from a distance and definitely noticed, but not mobbed. I've even heard folks say, "Don't bother him/her. They're just trying to get some food/shop/whatever".

It's like the time Kim Basinger, still fresh in her Batman fame, went to the Kroger in Athens. Everyone knew she was there- some of the employees were sneaking looks from the ends of lanes, but nobody mobbed her. Everybody was just polite and tried their best to swallow their excitement and to treat her like a normal customer.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 10:25:13 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

still under the books

Comments:

Thanks Elaine and Sue the wall papers are lovely! Oooh, I wish I had been able to see PL.

I have to put my 2 cents in about TMD. I found it to be such a realistic portrayal of grief that at first it took my breath away. Perhaps because I also experienced death, but from the moment she is sobbing in the counselors office to the end with the flowers on the table I bawled like a baby. at the end when he is sitting on the rolled up rug and she is hugging him you can see he wants to hug her back but doesn't because she can't cling to him anymore and must get on with life. At that moment I felt really sad for Jamie because not only has he lost everything (including his life) he has to do the most selfless thing and not only let her go but help her to let him go, at that moment you understand just how much he really loves her. I'd better stop or I'll be bawling without watching the movie.
TWG got to me as well. When it first came out I couldn't go see it but I will tell you, it too is very real. I don't live in freezing Scotland, but my mother trudged across California to snap me out of it and get me off the couch.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 09:59:11 PM

 

 

Name:

SARF

Location:

NZ

Comments:

Re: TMD discussion.

I wouldn't dream of lynching you Dee! If you don't like a movie, then that's fine.
I'm a big fan of TMD, and I agree with Martha, it makes a big difference if you've lost someone dear to your heart. Recently, I lost someone extremely dear to me - he died on my birthday. It turns out that he had cancer and he choose to keep it from me as I had already lost several close family members to this disease. I've been told that he choose to suffer in silence rather than put me through the prolonged pain that comes with cancer. As a result, his death was very sudden to me, much like Jamie's death is very sudden in the movie.
Not too long after his death, I re-watched TMD, and, for the first time, I cried at the end of the movie. For me, TMD is a deeply cathartic movie and it helps whenever I feel down or just need a good cry.
I also think that Jamie was bringing back all the bad aspects of their relationship. It's the way I feel about all the people I've lost. I look at them through rose-tinted glasses, but I know that if they were to come back, there'd be arguments and problems and getting on each other's nerves. All the joys of relationships!

Anyway, I've done my depressing post and now I'm gonna move onto something happier. Like Miss Piggy. That was a beautiful find last week! Thank you so much! And more thanks to the person who found the blog mentioning Alan and Rima - that sounds interesting! And more thanks to the person who is posting the lovely wallpapers! And more thanks to everybody else just for reading.

I hope I managed to thank everyone! Have a nice day everyone!

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 09:48:13 PM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

north of here

Comments:

Claudia – Remember that however rushed AR was at NFT, he took the time to wend his way from the back, (by the door!) all the way through the hall around the theater, to the packed front lobby just to meet Sheena. He knew he’d be mobbed – he already was, but he went. He had to draw the line somewhere or we’d still all be there talking to him, but I don’t see him being rude or even resentful as it was his choice. Somewhere private – like a play he’s attending rather than performing in, is a different case. Who knows, maybe he gets a chuckle out of a bunch of slack-jawed, goggle eyed woman. BTW, I’ve never collected – or wanted – another autograph in my life, but it was an excellent chance to stand next to the man and hear him speak to me.

You are correct, however, about common sense. He will let you know.

TMD – Jamie had left the apartment! Remember, the rat was back. I think that was Nina’s final clue to leave. Of course, Jamie promptly reappeared, but I believe that was his way of saying she wouldn’t be seeing him again.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 09:41:58 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I remember that post too, Emily. The story was related over at Suzanne's, I believe. Once I got over being so tickled that AR and RH had been spotted holding hands I remember I thought what a considerate fan.

I'm not a fan of anyone's autograph either. But there are some that cherish them. We're all different and that's what makes this such a fun place, I think.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 09:08:15 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

The wallpapers are GORGEOUS Elaine and Sue! Thanks for spiffing the place up a bit.

Geez, Ali-Pat. It has been three years! Where has the time went??? I do believe it is time he gets back on that stage and treads some boards. Anyone in agreement with me? BTW, I hope all you "sacred pen holders" get to use them again very soon!

No lynching from this crew Dee, IN. If we all had the same opinion about things, it wouldn't be to much fun here. But I do agree with Sabine's, AFNH's, and martha's reasons for why Jamie acted the way he did. It was his sole mission to show Nina that she needed to go on with life again. Anthony Minghella said that all through the film he tried to get AR to show some emotion and he refused until that final scene in the window as Nina was leaving with Mark (in which AM admits was the absolute right decision). That was an emotional packed scene for me. I start to cry from the moment he comes back and I gain speed the rest of the way through and that last scene just gives me that last "wallop" and I am a total wreck! Also, as for Nina saying goodbye to Jamie before she goes. I heartily agree with AFNH on the roses. It was Jamie's way of saying "Go on, its OK". Then she spends a great deal of time at the flat by herself before calling Mark to pick her up. I believe she is there waiting for Jamie and he chooses not to appear so that she can think things through and come to the inevitable decision. He's plainly there because she is no more out the door before he and the gang appear at the window.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 08:55:25 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Good advice, Claudia!

I remember reading something that a woman posted -- can't remember where. She was at a play in London and AR and Rima were there sitting near her. But she felt that it would have been intrusive of her to go up to him, so she just observed from a distance (and saw them holding hands, which they probably wouldn't have done if they were under siege!)

I never really understood the whole "autograph" thing.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 08:39:24 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Laurie, my only suggestion for you at the RC play (if he is there) is to take the situation at face value and let your common sense guide you in deciding whether its a good time to ask for an autograph. First step back and examine his body language. Does he look like he is in a hurry to be somewhere else? I believe it was reported by some of the NFT folks that he was in a dreadful hurry to be at another appointment. Believe me, if he is in the mood to stick around and be with his fans, you will be able to tell it in his face and stance. Just ask Elaine. When she went to the Autism event she was content is just sitting in the background and watching as it unfolded. Letting him be himself and not crowding him. I truly believe its those kinds of fans that he appreciates the most. And I think those are the best, most rewarding AR "in person" moments.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 08:26:03 PM

 

 

Name:

Laurie

Location:

Vermont

Comments:

Martha, you actually remained standing? I don't know if I could. The man makes me weak in the knees when I watch him (and listen to him!) on film, but to see him in person, have him look me in the eyes and talk to me, I'm sure I'd never survive it! I wonder if he's ever had someone faint when they meet him. With my luck, if it hasn't happened yet, I'll be the first. Oh well, at least he'd remember me, right?

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 07:18:09 PM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

north of here

Comments:

Sue – Christopher Plummer? Oooh.

Re TMD – I, too, think he was accentuating the... less desirable aspects of the relationship in an attempt to push her on. Interesting note, I loaned the movie to a coworker who said she couldn’t get into/through it. Said she felt like shaking Nina and telling her to get on with it. When I asked if she had ever lost anyone close to her, she admitted that she hadn’t. I think that makes a big difference.

Laurie – Ask! By all means. After NFT, he didn’t really seem geared for autographs, but someone had already cornered him (three cheers for Tanya, the fleet of foot!) so I asked as well. When he hesitated (was it my imagination?) I added with a laugh, and in my oh-so-Yankee accent, that it had been a long flight over. (I know, utterly shameless – and I really am a shy person, but I didn’t want this to be something I’d regret missing!) He asked if I had really come over just for “this?” and I said something witty like, “uh huh.” He then took the pen (the sacred pen, and someone called it) and the program on top of the notebook that I also had with me and then (this was worth the trip alone) asked me my name. I actually managed to remain standing.

As for “once-in-a-lifetime,” well, it you treat it that way, you won’t have the regrets that come with saying, “next time” for something that never does.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 06:52:50 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Blow Dry has just started in the UK on BBC1, the glorious BN has just been on and the wonderful Warren Clarke. Should I stay up a while, I wonder? What a time to broadcast, it deserves better.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 06:40:16 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

"Thou shalt have a fishy/haddock/ bloater/salmon, when the boat (boot!) comes in" - sorry got carried away there. Bloater - told you Thatcher was in there somewhere - lol!

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 06:28:15 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

"I shall have a fishy on a little dishy" etc etc!!

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 06:24:18 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Location:

UK

Comments:

Laurie - just take a deep breath, and if the opportunity arises - go for it!

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 06:15:31 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Sue - When The Boot Comes In? That brings back memories of the Maggie Thatcher years - yikes!

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 06:13:31 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

AFNH - I've seen Lucky Break a couple of times and think it's fab:) It's mix of humour and tragedy is just about right and all the parts are so well played. I love the lunatic Governor played by Christopher Plummer and of course Bill N is always a joy to behold.
Years of Auf Wiedershen Pet, when the Boot Comes In and The Likely Lads has well attuned my ear to the North East LOL

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 06:03:55 PM

 

 

Name:

Laurie

Location:

Vermont

Comments:

Thanks Peekabooh and AFNH. I hope I have the courage to ask him if I get the chance. My trip to England is probably a "once in a lifetime" trip, although I should never say never!

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 05:53:15 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

BTW, Laurie - at events where Alan is expecting fans to turn up, he is usually very gracious and patient. Don't be afraid to approach him, and try to engage him in conversation, especially about an aspect of his work, he really seems to appreciate that. Also ask for the photo to be personalised for you, it shows that it is really for yourself and isn't going to end up on eBay!

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 05:40:13 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Location:

UK

Comments:

Just been watching a film I didn't know existed, called Lucky Break, found it yesterday in the bargain bin at Blockbuster's for £1. Stars James Nesbitt (Cold Feet), Olivia Williams (Mrs Darling in Jason Isaac's Peter Pan), Timothy Spall and the wonderful Bill Nighy (say no more). Also had a small role for Celia Imrie. It was a Film Four production, and very enjoyable.

Dee: it takes a while sometimes to fully appreciate TMD. Eventually you realise that in her grief Nina has been looking at the relationship through "rose-tinted glasses" and that she has pushed any of the negative side to the back of her mind. Jamie comes back to show her that things weren't perfect, and he does some of the obnoxious things to remind her of that, and to get her to move on. They do say goodbye, but very much in an unspoken, subtle way (the dumped roses retrieved from the bin shows he realises there is someone else and is showing his approval). The more you watch it, the more you blub at the end!

Thanks for the abridged Barchester Chronicles, RedTango, Trollope would have been proud - LOL!

Love all the talk about accents/dialects. My part of the UK doesn't just have it's own dialect, it often has it's own language (usually incomprehensible to the rest of England!) Here's a few examples:
Canny gansey, pet! - Love your jumper/sweater, dear!
Hadaway! - You don't say!
Ahh divvent nahh - I really don't know.
Gan canny - Take it easy.
It's clarty! - ~It's so muddy!
Ah howked it oot! - I pulled it out with great effort!
Anyone familiar with the tv series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet will have no problem with the above and can probably speak the lingo perfectly.
Having said all that I do have my tellingphone voice too - lol !

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 05:30:11 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

POSSIBLE TMD SPOILERS

Dee: I thought that the scene where Jamie pours water on Nina’s face was very funny and endearing. It showed that they had a sense of humor in their relationship. Yes, he did make fun of some things that Nina had, but from what I understood, Jamie was a bit controlling when he was alive. That doesn’t mean that they didn’t have a great relationship. Nobody’s perfect. In every relationship there are times when you get on each other’s nerve, but you still love your partner. And in order to help Nina getting over her loss and move on, Jamie would have to show all the bad aspects of their relationship.
I do agree with you about the end though, I wish Nina had said “goodbye” to Jamie.
Just my two cents. :-)

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 03:44:46 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Sue, what a lovely "memories" wallpaper. Being a "watcher" (maybe I should call myself a Grigori!), I probably won't have a pen but I think I would be just like you and keep it reverently! Nice Mother's Day pressie as my son forgot!

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 03:09:07 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Martha - the JK pic is on the AR info page on the London PL programme. That is a scan of the actual page;)
Glad I am not the only *penkeeper* LOL

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 02:28:09 PM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Your comments about TMD have been interesting. I just saw it for the very first time Friday night and cried my eyes out! And yet... (you may all lynch me for saying this) I'm not sure that I liked it. I actually found some parts rather disturbing.
For instance, Jami obviously loved Nina, but most of the time he just wasn't very nice (pouring water on her head while she was sleeping, scaring her from the shadows, etc). Yes, he was trying to help Nina move on, but wouldn't his thoughtless behavour ruin the good memories of him that she had?
I found myself even wondering if they had been a good couple "in life". She talked about finding things after he died that she had put away because he "made fun" of them (not a promising sign of a good relationship). They just didn't seem well suited for each other. He was a egomanic musician and she was a selfless interrupter.
Also, it bothered me when Nina went off and slept with the new man without an explaination to Jami. Yes, I know she needed to embrace life and move on (after all, Jamie WAS dead), but to not even say 'goodbye' to him seemed cruel.
Everyone else loves the movie so much, maybe I missed something important.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 02:23:44 PM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

Laurie, yes I do think AR expects fans to ask for his autograph at the RC-play. If you´re not sure, wait and watch what other fans do (cause you won´t be the only fan that night)! I really hope he shows up. Don´t be afraid to bother him, he is very friendly and patient with his fans! Good luck to you.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 02:22:02 PM

 

 

Name:

Laurie

Location:

Vermont

Comments:

I have a question for all of you who have met Alan and gotten his autograph. Did you meet him at an event that he had planned to see fans and sign autographs?
The reason I ask is because I am going to see RC and I have purchased a couple of pictures from Keith Mayhew just in case I see him (although chances are he won't be there the night I go). Do you think (if he goes to the play) he would expect people to ask for autographs? I would never want to bother him and chances are, even if I see him I won't have enough courage to talk to him anyway. What do you all think? Keith told me that Alan is pretty good with his fans and usually doesn't have a problem signing things for real fans (not ones who are trying to get things signed to sell to others).

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 02:14:08 PM

 

 

Name:

Ali-Pat

Comments:

Oh, one more thing--I have also saved my own "sacred pen" (LOL!) and hope to have it used again one day!

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 02:03:53 PM

 

 

Name:

Ali-Pat

Location:

back in the library again

Homepage URL:

http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

Martha--I can answer you. The Judas Kiss promo photo is the one that appeared in the American PL program. The other photos on Sue's fabulous collage are from the British PL program.

And thanks, Sue, for the memories! Was it really three years ago?

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 02:01:45 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

I can see what you mean about Boston and Atlanta (although Atlanta proper is more Yankeefied now than the rest of the state. There's fewer natural southerners per capita). For one thing, both elide their "r"s. But, there's a huge difference: the pronunciation of "a"s and "o"s. While on Car Talk they'll say "Bahston", we'd say "Bawston," for instance.

There's a variety of Appalacian accents too, of course, as there are varieties throughout the South. For instance, some Southerners drawl out their "r"s instead of eliding them.

Upstate NY was the only place I ever heard someone pronounce "cash" the same as "quiche". I don't know where that person was from.

Not that it matters. IMO, accents are interesting, but people should never be judged by how they talk. Making yourself understood is all that really matters.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 01:37:24 PM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

north of here

Comments:

Sue - Thank you! Now I don't feel funny for saving the pen with which he signed my autograph! Lovely paper, but tell me, why the pic from Judas Kiss?

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 01:33:01 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Comments:

P.S.
Happy Mother's Day to all our friends in the UK!!!!
May you have an AR filled day!

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 01:11:27 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

under a pile of books

Comments:

The accent discussion is wonderful. Years ago (I am telling my age now) there was a PBS documentary that I am sure came from the BBC called The Story of English or maybe The History of English It was fabulous, took all the English speaking regions of the world and traced the origin of their particular form of English. It was quite enlightening. It was quite interesting to find out why people even in small geographical areas would speak with different accents.

I have noticed here in Arkansas they use a few words I had never heard before except from an English friend. Wonky is one of them. When we went to England the first time, someone in Stratford asked us if we were from Canada!

I now am going to have to watch Dogma again and listen to his accent because I can't remember what it sounded like.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 01:08:48 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

After a trying Mothers Day, I decided to give us a Mother's day prezzie!! A trip to the theatre!


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All the background is the genuine article including the actual pen used for the signature!!Who else would scan a ballpoint?ROTFLOL

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 01:03:02 PM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

north of here

Comments:

Elaine – lovely stuff. I particularly like the b&w collage as well.

There was an interesting program on PBS a few months ago called “Do you speak American.” Interesting tour of accents. They said that British English was, of course, the basis of our language and that Boston, New York and Atlanta held to much of the British pronunciation, whereas Philadelphia made a point of changing. Don’t anyone shot me, but I certainly hear a similarity between “Southern” and “Boston.” Just after high school I had a friend from Yorkshire who said that a “Down East” accent sounded to her like some of the Yorkshire farmers. To my ears, Boston, Providence and New York sound very different – and I know there are many “New York” accents. Odd since Boston and Providence are so close together. Then there are the old Connecticut farmers – right in the middle – who sound more like Mainers – who sound “nothing” like Bostonians. For years I worked with multigenerational locals who had grown up within a 20 mile radius of each other but pronounced certain words very differently. Go figure.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 12:40:53 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

I like this one.


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Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 12:18:25 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

I am really interested in the accent chat. It's particularly interesting to hear that the Judas Kiss accent was crap because it sounded crap even to my ears. THe scene where AR & ET screech up in the car and he says "follow hee-erm", and ET copies. That just sounds like the sort of accent we use to use as kids when we were playing "cowboys and indians". And Juliet, it's interesting that you can tell the subtle differences in the Yorks accent. I can hear them in the London accents and my own. The Dogma accent sounds like what would be the nearest to his own, but there is also some of it that comes out in GQ. However, I do have a fondness for the Scottish accent. I've yet to hear AR do one! I have an old friend who comes from just outside of Glasgow. When she lived down here, we could understand her but now she lives back up there, I can hardly decipher a word she says!

Sue, thanks. That wallpaper came about "by accident". It's funny how you can suddenly find a really good effect just by mucking around. Trouble is, I always forget how I did it!

My favourite MP is "Holy Grail". And on Flying Circus, the Spam song! Talking about you seeing MP in a lecture, Claudia, an "ex" of mine is a CPR trainer and uses the clip of Mr Bean using leads from a nearby lamp-post to "defib" a heart attack victim, to start his lesson!Always gets a laugh!

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 12:14:19 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

*waving* melissa, you've been missed.

Juliet and Emma, I will have to check but I believe in the extras of the TMD DVD, Anthony Minghella talks about how surprised he is of the success of TMD and that it was beginning to be used for grief therapy. I can really see how it could be a very effective tool in dealing with grief. Even though I ached for Nina, the first time I saw the film I had not experienced great loss close to my heart. But after the experience, I can attest that the film takes on an extra meaning and I love it even more.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 10:27:52 AM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

It all depends on where you're from, melissa, and what you're used to listening to. I knew people who moved from the deep South up North, and their accent changed. Northerners insisted they sounded completely Southern; Southerners insisted they sounded like Yankees. The truth is people change their mode of speech over time. That's why my WV acquaintance sounded like they had an affected English accent, but definitely English. We actually thought that when the person went to England they'd insult the native speakers there until we found out it was a real accent, not a put-on.

My own experience is that people say I sound "neutral", or like I'm from "all over". That comes from watching too much TV and listening to stations like WLW on my old transistor radio at night when I was a kid. Only when they figure out that I'm actually Southern do they start realizing I have a drawl.

But I know what you mean about the sudden shift to Southern. It's like listening to staccato Northern accents of kids who are trying to be hip when they suddenly add in a protracted "y'all". They think they're using Ghetto speech, but I can tell you, it's just Southern.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 10:02:43 AM

 

 

Name:

Emma

Comments:

Juliet--that's interesting about TMD. I know the first time I saw it, I cried my eyeballs out. It was cathartic. I could hardly believe that movie brought out feelings in me that I thought I had dealt with long ago.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 09:51:44 AM

 

 

Name:

melissa

Location:

in the middle of NOWHERE

Comments:

I don´t know anything about southern or english accents except this: americans should not do british and brits should not do american especially southern. I would much rather they just let the particular actor use their own accent or get someone who can do it well (except for STLM, in which southern was historically innevitable and AR was NECESARY.....and spectacular)
my mother drives me crazy, because, although she speaks with a pretty nondescript yankee (she gre up near philly, yet doesn´t speak like people in philly), she cant say the name margaret without an exagerated southern drawl, because her aunties name was margaret and she was from GA and the only way my mother ever heard the name mentioned was by southern voices. So she says every other word like a yank, but margaret like a southerner. drives me crazy!
I haven't had time to see any new stuff if there is, but thanks to the contributors if there are any! Actually now that i look i see Kim has been very busy, so THANKS KIM and CLAUDIA!
It is such a shame that after spending 2 months glued to the computetr and this site, that normal life has taken over and i hadrly ever get here. I miss you guys!
Oh Dany! I am so thrilled to hear your mum is okay! YEA!
I finally got to the polish site......what a scream!!!!! you guys are the best. "the cuddly porker of children's stories.............animal husbandry"!?!?!?!? Can't wait to hear H2G2!! Oh and happy mothers day!

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 09:31:49 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

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Happy Mother's Day to those celebrating today. So if I am calculating right, in the UK, Mother's Day is celebrated three weeks prior to Easter?

I love the dialect discussion. Thanks for the heads up on the NPR interview, Ali-Pat. How is that for timing, eh? The audio for the show won't be available until after 1:00pm Eastern but there's a link to Collect Britain though. I'll check back for the NPR show. Isn't NPR great?

I'm off to finish recording The Afternoon plays from last week. I noticed that in Monday's play Scenes of Seduction, Judy Cornwell has a part too. Judy Cornwell is otherwise known as "Daisy" in Keeping Up Appearances

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 09:13:31 AM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

The most Britishy Southern accent I ever heard was somebody from West Virginia. When I first heard them speak, I thought they were affecting it!

I found out the reason was that many W. Virginians are descended from English settlers and were so isolated from the rest of the world that they kept their mode of speech. I've even read that some older W. Virginians use anachronistic speech as well.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 09:01:18 AM

 

 

Name:

Ali-Pat

Location:

at the breakfast table

Homepage URL:

http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

What a coincidence! As I am reading all this discussion of dialects, I am listening to NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday and the host is interviewing Jonnie Robinson, curator of the British Library's Collection of Accents and Dialects. You can listen to the program from this page.

I have loved Monty Python for years and years and years. I think my favorite (and this is really obscure) is the short sketch about hypnotizing bricks. It is just sooo ridiculous!


Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 08:37:54 AM

 

 

Name:

Juliet

Location:

UK

Comments:

Sue, your school sounds like mine, except my accent is kind of Mrs Slocombe in "Are you being served" and I have a telephone voice too! Actually, AR's accent in BD is more Harrogate than Keighley, and there are still several Yorkshire accents discernable, a Sheffield accent is very different from a Dales one.

An interesting snippet in today's Sunday Telegraph about psychotherapists are going to use feature films as a tool to encourage their patients to talk more freely about their problems, in a scheme supported by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Several films are mentioned including TMD which is "said to be an excellent film for anyone dealing with grief. It will be used with people who need to put the past behind them."

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 08:30:21 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Ooh I almost forgot:
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

I know it's different in the States but here it is Mothering Sunday and linked to the date of Easter.

Oh and finally as well as Blowdry on tv tonight in the UK, there is We Know Where you Live on Channel 5 at 10.40pm:))
A special Mothers day AR TV fest!!

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 06:40:39 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

I went to a South West London girls grammar school in the 60s and they tried to make us talk "proper" but sadly failed with me! (Although I do have a telephone voice!LOL)

Most British News readers speak in a general non-regional accent. Years ago they would have sounded very posh, public school and RP but now it would be difficult to guess where they come from or what sort of education they had. The only National newsreader I know of with a discernible accent is the BBC's Hew Edwards who is Welsh. Some of the impersonators take him off as an obsessed Welshman who only puts news Of Wales on the BBC!LOL
One of my favouirte News voices is John Humphreys on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. He is also Welsh, but doesn't sound it to my ear. (I went to Wales once many years ago but it was shut for the weekend!;)

Elaine, I love that Republican Rebel paper you did.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 06:35:52 AM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

Thanks so much for all the info on the accents--I'm just fascinated by them--I even bought a tape of accents for actors at the NT bookstore, just to listen to them. Do the BBC news people speak with the Estuary accent? Now I want to go to London and roam around just listening to people! I love AR's casual way of speaking in Dogma, so it's nice to know that that might be close to his native accent.

Also fun to hear Monty Python mentioned--loved them for the longest time! I think my favorite skit is probably the Fish Slapping Dance--talk about inspired silliness!

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 01:15:44 AM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Pam, I'm so envious. I wish I could go to a MP festival.

Are you a HP fan? You're right up there near Salem and the Witching Hour, which, unfortunately, opens on my little boys' b-day.

Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 12:51:54 AM

 

 

Name:

Pam

Location:

Massachusetts

Comments:

Hi! It actually reached almost 40 degrees here today, but guess what? Yes, thats right-more snow is coming not once but twice for next week! I guess we just have to laugh at this point and keep our fingers crossed for some good spring like temperatures in a few weeks or so.
I know what you mean about accents. You havent heard an accent until you have been up here in New England especially near Boston, where everyone drops their "r's" so to speak-for the word father-it would sound like fatha-the word car would sound like caw!!! Weird-I have been living here all my life but when other people come to visit from various locations, they just laugh about our "funny" accents.
I noticed some of you are Monty Python fans. Over at the Orpheum theater in Foxboro MA (where they had the special HP event a few weeks ago) they are running a Monty Python film festival of I believe 3 or 4 movies!! Should be fantastic for the Monty Python fans. As far as I know its sometime in April and if interested can check out their website which I think is www.orpheum.org (make sure it comes up foxboro and not for the one in Boston!) I havent been on and am checking out all the cool things and pics you guys have been entering on the site.
Have a good evening and fun rest of the weekend.
Pam

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 10:52:55 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Lucy wrote: What REALLY amazed me was watching an interview with British people on the street-I don't remember what show or where they were from-in which the people sounded almost like they came from South Georgia!
That is so funny that you mention that, Lucy! When I met my husband's brother for the first time (they're from the Columbus, GA region), I thought he sounded British (at least a little). But people just laughed when I mentioned that. Now I feel somewhat validated. LOL

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 10:24:57 PM

 

 

Name:

Barbara the H

Location:

New Zealand

Comments:

Aurora, Sue and Elaine. I'm so glad to read what you say about accents. I squirm a bit when he is Metatron and drops his aitches and the final "g" as in thinkin' or sayin' and often wondered if he was being his 'ammersmith self. I think Latymer Upper probably corrected the vowel sounds. Godolphin and Latymer polished me a bit but you can still hear I am a Londoner. In some of his interviews he says things in what I presume is Estuary English.
And something else I wanted to say- about 30 years ago I spent 3 months travelling in Canada and USA and I have just looked up my travel diary from then and I actually went through Wawa. I feel so thrilled!

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 09:48:58 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

It's not just states, Kathy. You can tell what region of a state someone comes from. For instance, a Tidewater accent is going to sound different from a Mountain accent. In my own state there are varieties. Extreme South Georgians have a particular accent, but so does the Appalacian region of North Georgia. People from Claudia's area have a still different accent.

But you're right; television and radio is making people sound more or less uniform-unless they're deliberately exaggerating their drawl. I know people who do that, and that's why Alfred Blaylock's accent, though exaggerated, doesn't sound annoyingly so.

What REALLY amazed me was watching an interview with British people on the street-I don't remember what show or where they were from-in which the people sounded almost like they came from South Georgia!

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 09:40:59 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Loved the Slippery Slope--very funny.

I'm going to second the motion on the poor accents in Judas Kiss Emma Thompson's was awful, too. Many American actors also can't do it. I think sometimes people think that there is one "southern" drawl but actually each region is different. The Virginia, Georgia, Arkansas, Texas accents are all different. I think it is laid on a little too thick also. However I have heard some of the strangest accents since I have been in Arkansas. They are just called "country" here. I'm from California and I think that is such a heterogenious place that you can't tell where anyone from CA is from.

I'll have to watch Dogma again and listen to his accent.
I remember reading somewhere that Peter Barnes said his family spoke differently. I have a friend from Nottingham who is quite easily understood until her family comes to visit and then I can hardly understand anyone! LOL

Acts of Charity sounds great, wonder if it will ever materialize?

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 08:45:50 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

E-mail address:

flipper828@aol.com

Comments:

I finally got to see some of The Slippery Slope. I particularly liked the caps of Slope and Signora Madeline. The phrases ...hand seduction..., ...make him work that mouth..., and ..oral on the fingers......priceless! LOL

*waving* at sonoma and Gissing's Girl. Lucky ladies on having an AR film night. I need to schedule one soon. ;-)

Aurora, it was only through our wonderful librarians here that I learned about the interlibrary loan service. Its amazing! My local video stores are soooo limited that I use the service quite often to test out titles to help me decide whether I want to purchase it or not (excluding any AR title, of course!).

Soooo Acts of Charity is back on the watching block again. Of the last few rumor projects, SC and AoC have been the one's I've been rooting for. The brief blurb about the film sounds pretty good. The movie tells the tale of a young corporate executive sent on a humanitarian mission in the African jungle. Rickman will play an ex-pat Brit journalist.. Thanks for the E Weekly blurb, Emily.

Thanks for directing Dee to the pic posting instructions, Sue. Dee, if you need any other help, don't hesitate to email me. Also, you might find the practice book (link at the top of this page) useful while you're learning.

Although I have been an MP fan for a long time, I was brought to MP fandom late (late 90s). The first time I was exposed to MP was when a Retail Management instructor showed the knight in armor in the woods skit in class. Don't ask me what that had to do with retail management because I am still trying to figure that out! LOL Anyway, that particular piece took a bit of getting used to but I was determined to find out what all the fuss was about. So after finding The Holy Grail and Life of Brian, I was hooked. BBC-A shows Flying Circus quite a bit.

Elaine's Photobucket account can be found HERE

I love this particular collage.

Elaine....Essex as in where TMD's beloved Nina "lives"????

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 08:27:02 PM

 

 

Name:

Aurora

Comments:

It's interesting to hear the Brits' take on accents. I have been figuring that AR's current accent as "himself" is the result of training. Umm, Maggie Thatcher learned to change her accent so that she wouldn't sound like the girl who grew up above the grocer's. I was thinking that AR's Dogma accent might be more like his native one, before e-lo-cu-tion training, a set of vowels he couldn't use to read the news on the BBC but which he can invoke if he wants to (do). In the U.S., television and movies have homogenized us a lot. Increasingly, there are a lot of people in all regions that you can't identify as being from anywhere in particular.

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 06:55:17 PM

 

 

Name:

Gissing's Girl

Location:

UK

Comments:

Saturday night is Rickman night in my household. DH goes out and I am all alone with a Rickman film. I watched my first favourite, the first Rickman film I ever bought AABA.I love the way, after waiting almost half way through the film he just comes on screen and stands there without saying a word for five minutes. His face is priceless and well worth the wait. Now I have to wait until next saturday until I can watch another one.

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 06:50:47 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Being from the American South, I can tell you that AR's accent in Judas Kiss is, well, bad. I couldn't place the location according to the accent at all. I thought they were in some part of Texas, maybe, although admittedly I don't know that much about Texas accents. I have been in New Orleans though, and the accents I heard sounded a bit more Frenchified to me.

His accent in Something the Lord Made is pretty good. He sounds Appalachian, which is pretty much right for being in Nashville during that time period. Still, when he had his "tantrum", he slipped a little into his English accent.

BTW I love Monty Python. It's a classic!

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 06:34:15 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine (again!)

Location:

UK

Comments:

I'm tittering. They are showing the old 80's series of Hammer House of Horror on ITV3. It's hilARious. I was going to watch The Kumars but they've got Richard & Judy on and I cannot stand them. The "smug" couple. I think this Saturday night calls for an AR film.

Accents: As an "Essex Girl" (who never had white stilettos, nor danced round her handbag!) I can still pick out a slight difference in London/South Eastern twangs, but the estuary accent is getting more common.The real Essex accent is very "country", a bit like the Wiltshire accent (aee Phil on "Time Team"). Not having lived in Essex for some years, my accent has bits of Oxfordshire, Gloucester and now Somerset. I do think it's funny though when people here point out my accent because it seems "normal" to me. I was saying to Claudia the other day about US accents. eg, do actors from other parts of the US do good accents or not. It came about beause AR's Yorkshire accent in BD seems a real good one to me. I'm not sure about his US ones. Blimey, I've rambled on!

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 06:24:48 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Sorry Sue, you must have been typing the same thing as I was at the same time!!LOL

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 06:13:05 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Claudia, have you only just "discovered" Monty Python? I grew up with MP. It was such a big cult at the time. Funny but I watch it now and don't find it quite so hilarious. Perhaps because it was so different and ground-breaking then. We are used to that kind of comedy now.

Dee, you can open up a Photobucket account to put your graphics on. Claudia has one for the gb to use. She will no doubt remind us of the name and password. (As I'm suffering from short term memory loss!)(BTW, updating my account with odd bits and bobs!)

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 06:12:01 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Dee, the easiest and free way is to open Photobucket account.
Check it out HERE.
However Claudia has opened a Photobucket specifically for us to use here, so if you want to show us AR stuff you can use that. Details are on the posting page HERE

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 06:08:40 PM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

E-mail address:

pperryy@onlyinternet.net

Comments:

BTW: I have a question for the computer buffs. I'm "technology challenged". To use a graphic, does it have to come from the server? Is there a way to use images from your own computer? I have Adobe Photoshop and have created lots of great stuff (icons, wallpapers, etc.) but can't figure out how to use them or make them available to others.
Sorry this is off topic. If someone can help, feel free to email me. But, be prepared to explain like you were talking to a child!! No, wait...most kids probably already know how to do this!

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 05:58:17 PM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Red Tango - Thanks for the laughs! On AR's birthday I treated myself and bought the BC, so the movie has been fresh on my mind. I agree with Aurora - our AR was too skinny in those days (weren't we ALL!), but he still knew how to moooove. Has anyone else noticed that the man practically glides when he walks. And that mouth...lovely!

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 05:47:45 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Location:

England

Comments:

Sonoma - I don't think you will be able to differentiate between accents that much in London anymore(unless you are Prof Higgins LOL). Certainly you would once upon a time picked out definite West(AR'S area) and EastEnd accents (which is what poor Dick Van Dyke was so sadly attempting in Mary Poppins)as well as South of the River (my mum's family and my birthplace) but now it has mainly all merged into what is known as Estuary (Thames) English which covers Essex man and all points in the South East. It's a shame really because tv has levelled everything to a pretty bad low and you don't get all the wonderful regional accents so much as you did. I think AR's West London does come out in some of his stuff like Dogma, but obviously he has learned to speak "proper" at his school and RADA.

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 05:42:46 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

In the current issue of Entertainment Weekly (March 11), there is a small mention of AR and "Acts of Charity" in the column "Deal Report." The blurb is about Alex Winter ("Acts of Charity" director) and another project of his. At the end, it says that Winter plans to direct "Acts of Charity" with AR (name in boldface) this year.

As with all AR's projects, I think you have to put a "believe it when he actually arrives on the set" warning sticker on this report.

Claudia, the Uncle Ringo stuff was my favorite part of "Concert for George" too, especially "Photograph." And just seeing that beautiful pic of George above the stage, and then looking at his son -- amazing and poignant resemblance.

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 05:39:05 PM

 

 

Name:

Ali-Pat

Location:

in the library, actually

Homepage URL:

http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

Yes Aurora--He Knew He Was Right is available on Region 1, and I got the copy I watched at the good ol' public library. And be sure to watch the Trollope documentary with its Slope snippet.

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 05:23:02 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

Thanks for the new dictation download--I can't get enough of it! I was wondering, does anyone know if the way we usually hear AR speak is the way he grew up speaking? It seems that he's lived his whole life in London, but I know there are many different accents there--does Acton have an identifiable accent? I was shocked when I found out Ian McKellan grew up speaking with a Lancashire accent.

I've been immersed in the recent re-airings of Alias Smith and Jones (my first favorite tv show), but am feeling the need for some AR tonight...BC, I think. I hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 05:21:49 PM

 

 

Name:

Aurora

Comments:

RedTango, you are a true artist. lol I read your narratives at the LJ where you posted them. (A lurker, so little to contribute). I adore that slippery Slope. But I think he was impossibly skinny back then, not an admirable pudgelessness, but a slightly Ichabod Crane look. A little more meat on the bones, please. ;)

Claudia, you have made me realize I should fill out several of those little forms at the local library where they ask, "What would you like us to acquire?" BC andHKHWR. Um, the latter is available in region 1?

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 04:11:03 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

RedTango - your side is that funny! I'm really enjoying your comments and stuff!
Ricky

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 04:06:33 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Oh darn, I get a "Server Busy" on the BC caps, Red Tango. I'll try back in just a bit. Thanks for sharing.

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 04:03:32 PM

 

 

Name:

RedTango

Location:

Burbank

E-mail address:

redtango@tangoland.com

Homepage URL:

http://www.alanrickmangallery.com

Comments:

Greetings!

I invite everyone to check out the all new screen caps from Barchester Chronicles...I'm sure you will find them...quite amusing to say the least.

Have at it, kids!

Alan Rickman Gallery

Over and out


Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 03:50:31 PM

 

 

Name:

RickiNicki

Comments:

Claudia, I will! I will! I'm missing you, too! But I have to wait until next Sunday :o(

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 03:38:16 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Can't wait for Monday's Afternoon Play. Thanks for the heads up AFNH. I really enjoy those plays. I record them and then listen to them while I'm working. So if anyone misses Scenes of Seduction, let me know and we'll work out something.

Ali-Pat, there is one other AR alumni in He Knew He Was Right. Barbara Flynn played Mrs. French in HKHWR. She was "Barbara" in Benefactors and she was Mary Bold in Barchester Chronicles. Like Ali-Pat, I highly recommend HKHWR too. If you liked BC for anything more than AR, you will like HKHWR too.

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 02:41:15 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Well as planned, last night I popped the cork on a half decent Cabernet, put my feet up and watched Concert for George. I'm kicking myself for not watching it before now.

***SPOILERS***

The picture of George during the first half of the show is my favorite all time pic of GH. You're right, kathy--Dhani is the spitting image of George and I agree with Olivia Harrison in that watching him on stage during that concert was as if George never changed but all the rest got old.

Monty Python was a very pleasant surprise. I love MP! I would have never guessed that it was Tom Hanks standing in for John Cleese during the Lumberjack skit if I hadn't seen it in the DVD extras. That had to be a dream of a lifetime for Hanks.

I do have to say that seeing "Uncle Ringo" had to be my favorite part of the show. I think there was a special bond between the two "quiet Beatles" that no one ever really knew about. So when Ringo sang Photograph I couldn't help but fight back the tears. And how about Ringo's jacket??? I loved it! *grin*

***END OF SPOILERS***

kathy, I did notice the couple you pointed out on several shots of the audience and, only in my opinion, I don't think that was AR and Rima Horton. The resemblance is strong though. RH has been known to slip by the cameras when attending some events with AR so it is possible that she was there. If she wasn't, I bet she wishes she had because it sure looks like she missed one heck of a night.

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 11:43:17 AM

 

 

Name:

michelle

Location:

england

Comments:

Claudia- Of course I don't mind you linking the blog for me. If it wasn't for my legendary hopelessness with all things computer I'd have done it myself. You are dealing here with a woman who often has to get the 7 year old special needs kids she works with to help her out!

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 06:42:57 AM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

Dee - Thank you for answering my pudgy-question *smile*
My husband is a little more than this then *g* Should loose weight for health-reasons, but he enjoys my cooking and eating sweets to much (the nicest salad can't seduce him, sigh) - But I wouldn't change him to another guy. :o)
Ricky

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 05:52:06 AM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Ricky - I don't think anyone has answered your question yet. Yes, "pudgy" means a bit chubby around the stomach. The hysterical & talented Red Tango probably wasn't the first to call AR "pudgy", but she certainly gave the phrase a delicious new image! I don't know about you, but I like my men to be healthy & solid -- so I adore "the pudge"!



Friday, March 4th 2005 - 07:53:24 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Claudia--thank god I don't have to take economics. That's the one good thing about art --no math, no statistics, no economics, no "ologies" Although my French teacher did think it would be fun to do multiplication tables in french up to 100--I have enough trouble in English--I had to say like the Queen "We" are not amused!!

I love the bio on the Polish site thanks Tess, everyone here is so good at sharing!!!thank you, thank you. Too bad AR hasn't done more audio books--he is fabulous at it.

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 07:20:56 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Lucy - have fun with them, they're great - such pronounciation!
BTW, Elaine, if your laptop can do all that, you'll have a queue of people waiting to borrow it!

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 06:43:09 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thank you for the English Dictation link! This is the first time I've gotten to listen to any of these sound clips.

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 06:38:52 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Sue- Faster penpals - well said!

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 06:36:20 PM

 

 

Name:

AFNH

Comments:

Glad you could make it, Juliet! Not only knuts, but sickles and galleons too (if the cold wind here is anything to go by!)
Kimberley - in the UK, councillors tend to be elected separately from MPs (Member of Parliament). Councillors serve on local councils. At a General Election usually it is only MPs that contest their seats for a place in Parliament (the House of Commons). Only occasionally do you find that a General Election and Local Elections (for Councillors) are called at the same time. When Local Elections are called you often find very elusive people turning up on your doorstep that you never see (apart from 4 years previously!) trying to persuade you to vote for them! (or is that just me being cynical!)
Have now found the date and time for the Michael Maloney and Harriet Walter play on Radio 4: Scenes of Seduction on Monday 7th March at 2pm UK time. Also, (big heads up!) Blow Dry is having its UK terrestrial premiere on Sunday night at 11. 30pm (premiere????!!!! - at that time????!)

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 06:34:27 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Thanks Tess.
I suddenly just remembered I had a Polish penpal when I was in my teens. I had his photo in my purse as he was rather lovely LOL Can't remeber his name now, wonder what became of him he must be well in his fifties now!!
I used to have lots of penpals maybe thats why I don't have the problem a lot of people seem to have with the Internet ie "How can you talk to people you never met?"
Internet is just faster penpals!

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 06:22:59 PM

 

 

Name:

Tess

Comments:

Sure! I've made the recording, because there is no possibility to download this little speech from the site of English Competition. :) Hope You all like the copy. *grin*

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 06:10:30 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Sounds like you will fit right in here with us, Tess. We all believe in AR sharing.

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 06:03:01 PM

 

 

Name:

Tess

Homepage URL:

http://www.alanholic.boo.pl

Comments:

No problem. LOL Everything for Alan and his fans. :)
And it's better to download the file.

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 06:00:07 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Ohhh there is more to that English Dictation site than what I found earlier in the week! The sound file that Tess found is embedded into English Dictation so that it plays everytime a person visits. I'd be there every day if I were just learning English constantly hitting that refresh button! LOL

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 05:56:48 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Oh kathy just those words "micro-economics" bring on nightmares for me! I really did have an excellent economics instuctor but gawd, is that subject difficult!

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 05:47:18 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Cool, Tess. Thanks for the new file. Ladies, its AR talking about the English Competition (the little blurb in the popup window that has his bio). Excellent listening.

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 05:46:04 PM

 

 

Name:

Tess

Homepage URL:

http://www.alanholic.boo.pl

Comments:

Hi! I've just want to say that I've made the recording of Alan talking about the English Dictation. :) If You are interested, I've put it on the site few minutes ago...

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 05:32:34 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Hi Elaine *waving at you* if you can get your lappie to do the bathroom , quick, give me the name of it!LOL --I have 2 boys, need I say more?

After I watched The Concert for George (wonderful and sad at the same time) I wondered if Rima arrives at some of these things seperately. I could swear I saw them both in the audience. We didn't see pictures of her arriving with him. Maybe that's why it seems he goes to so many things alone. Altho given her responsibilities I don't see how she could go to everything he goes to.

She must really be intelligent, I had to ask a friend in the economics world what the heck micro-economics is!

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 04:07:19 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Helloooo! I've been playing with my gorgeous new lappie which is so super-duper, I'm hoping it will clean the bathroom, iron my uniforms and cook me breakfast in the morning!!! Thanks to the info, Kimberley and Michelle. I really did not know that Rima was still a councillor. When she retired, I thought it was from everything. Does she not have to live in the borough? That explains why she is often not with AR when he goes to things!

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 03:36:44 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

ROTFL Kim! I kinda sorta thought that since we had not heard from you that you might not know about the new sound files. I've listened to them so much I've almost memorized the skateboard file. Although, I am still having problems pronouncing aluminum correctly, Sue! LOL

Ricky, the "scram" DreamBook gremlin is well known around here. Don't worry about him...he only shows his face once in a while.

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 03:18:14 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

The side has just said "Hau ab" to me?!? - as I translated "scram"
How funny *lol*
RIcky

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 03:08:45 PM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

Polish Side: Listening to him, speaking about skateboards and pigs is just wonderful. Adorable. Just the English I like - and the speed, I'd prefer ;o)
Ricky

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 03:07:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Kimberly

Location:

(Sorry...No New Rickman Pics at the Moment)

Comments:

I haven't been able to visit these pages much in the past few days due to "Real Life." But, due to an email from our exceptional hostess, Claudia, I just had to jump over here!

I just listened to "Pigs" and "Skateboards." *LOL* I almost spewed my coffee all over my poor monitor. Susan, what a find!! I burned a copy of it on cd just now. I love listening to "British English." I think it goes back to my obsession with Mary Poppins (my first Brit crush--and, no, I am not gay! *LOL* But, IF I were, M. Poppins would be on my "To Do" list!! Gee, I can't believe I just said that! See what happens when one is sleep deprived....)

Ahem...At any rate, I lurve how Alan says "wayerld." *World* One of the reasons I fell for the "man" was his lovely British accent and depth of vocal tone. Glad he'll be able to use it in "Snow Cake."

Thank you, thank you for that. It made my day!!!

As for the web blog. Blair did call for a general election to be held on May 5, 2005. I know next to nothing about UK election standards. Does this mean all elected officials will have to stand for re-election? Will Rima have to run again if she wants to hold on to her Council seat?

As for whether this person is really Rima's niece, who knows? BUT, Rima is still Councillor for St. Charles Ward. She was re-elected in 2002 for a four year term. If anyone in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea wants to verify that she is on the council, they can attend the next Public Council Meeting on April 20, 2005 at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall. *LOL* Unless, of course, Rima misses because she is in Canada with Alan.

I wish everyone a great week-end. It's so nice to see so many familiar faces here, like Sabine, Ali-Pat, Sue, Elaine, etc. Love you all! :)




Friday, March 4th 2005 - 02:46:01 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Michelle, I linked the site for you. Hope you don't mind. But I have to agree with you. I wasn't disappointed in the reading. Thanks for the link.

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 11:49:10 AM

 

 

Name:

michelle

Location:

england

Comments:

Thanks for your reply Jackie but Rima is very much still a councillor. Its just her job as alecturer that she has retired from. She represents St.Charles ward in Kensington and Chelsea. Great site Claudia and thanks for your welcome.

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 10:57:10 AM

 

 

Name:

Ricky

Location:

Austria

Comments:

Das pudge / pudgy mean a thick tummy? I so often have read this word in connection with AR? Is there meant he should loose weight?
The side of RedTora is nasty ;o) but really funny

Ricky *slightlypuzzled*

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 10:41:14 AM

 

 

Name:

Ali-Pat

Location:

(sneaking in a post from work)

Homepage URL:

http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

Looks like the Dreambook gods are smiling on me today, so here goes.

I was watching the DVD extras on the BBC presentation of He Knew He Was Right and our old friend Obadiah Slope popped up in a clip from BC. The documentary is called "The Two Loves of Anthony Trollope" which Amazon describes as "an hour-long dramatized biography of the writer". Very interesting program in and of itself, and I recommend HKHWR also, which features AR alumni Bill Nighy and Anna Massie.

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 10:36:57 AM

 

 

Name:

Peekabooh

Location:

the Netherlands

Comments:

The first two parts of BC by RedTango are now on the livejournal. Check out www.alanrickmangallery.com and go to the livejournal, hilarious!!!

AR must be on a pretty tight scedule next month. First Denmark, then WAWA, maybe he has to visit London for RC??? Does anyone know whether he showed up in South Africa yesterday?

Have a nice weekend all!!!

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 10:25:36 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Hi Juliet*waves*
I loved the way the Mayor's hair and clothes got trendier nad trendier throughout Blow Dry. He was one of the best things in that film along with Bill Nighy.

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 09:59:15 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Welcome aboard, Juliet! I think you will find we are a great group of fans. Its so funny. Blow Dry came to my mind as well after reading all the recent publicity. Great minds think alike, I see! *grin*

We have been missing you, RickiNicki. Hang in there and visit us every chance you get.

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 09:23:55 AM

 

 

Name:

Juliet

Location:

UK

Comments:

First time posting here although I have been lurking all week following a recommendation from AFNH. I really hope AR looks after himself in Canada, all that cold weather, wrap up warm, love, or it'll freeze your knuts off!

Reading about Wawa's mayor, who I'm sure is a very nice man, I was reminded rather of Keighley's mayor in Blow Dry, better watch out for the spangly jackets at future press conferences, LOL.

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 08:47:33 AM

 

 

Name:

RickiNicki

Comments:

I'm really sorry that I can't be here very often at the moment. Firstly, we had a computer breakdown and now I have to study a lot because of my exam which is about to start next week. I hope I will be here more often after my exams.

Claudia, I love the Pig Story recited by AR! It sounds really funny!

I hope you are all doing well!

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 08:32:54 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Phew, its been a long week! TGIF everyone!!!


A big hello to Dee, LA, Jackie and Micheelle from England. I hope you will visit us often.

I have to agree with Michale Corleone being number on on that bad guy list but I believe Hans should be number two. Goodfella's Tommy DeVito and Cape Fear's Max Candy were just plain sickos. How can they be classified as bad guys??? I want a recount! LOL

Its funny you should mention Concert for George, kathy. I have watching that along with popping a cork on the agenda for tonight. I can't wait!

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 08:23:53 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

You can't keep a BAD HANS down:)

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 06:18:49 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

LINK for LLD pix

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 05:38:30 AM

 

 

Name:

Jackie

Location:

England

Comments:

Micheelle, that person is either hopelessly out of touch or she lives a fantasy. Rima Horton hasn't been a Councillor for a couple of years now. She is retired agreed she may choose to help with the election but it would not be a necessity.

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 03:33:08 AM

 

 

Name:

micheelle

Location:

england

Comments:

Wow! It's amazing what you can find when you're idly googling. I'm afraid I'm WAY too new at this to attempt a link but check this page out. I promise you won't be disappointed. Schroedinger's Oreo

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 02:07:36 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Still in Enschede but not for long!

Comments:

Hihooo! Today I'm a weekend away! So I wish u all a happy Alanious weekend!





Friday, March 4th 2005 - 02:02:05 AM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Wow! Those fun AR diction clips brought back an old memory that I'd completely forgotten!
When I was in college (Ball State Un. - yes, that's really the name of it!) I had to take a linquistics class - which is sort of a fancy diction class. The professor would get so frustrated with our lazy Hoosier tongues that he'd kneel down in front of us, take our faces in his hands, put his nose about 3 inches from ours and distinctly pronouce the words right into our faces!
After hearing that diction tape, I now have a fantasy vision of Professor Rickman doing the same thing!! Can you imagine? "Ommmmnivoroussss".
Egads! I need a moment...THUD!
thanks chocolate box icon

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 01:07:05 AM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Claudia-
Thanks for the tip awhile ago on The Concert for George.
I have been so enjoying it tonight. My gosh is his son Dani a carbon copy or what? So many of those song brought back so many memories. I also think I saw Rima and AR sitting towards the front laughing when the Monty Python singers mooned the audience!

Friday, March 4th 2005 - 12:17:44 AM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

LA

Comments:

Very nice site. Good AR stuff, and good folks. I'm enjoying lurking. Thanks Claudia!!!

Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 11:02:10 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

OMG, Sabine!!!! You're to funny! ROTFL

Welcome LuciaSledge! I hope you and your friend will join up as you can. The only place I can think of with an extensive AR pic collection would be Rickman Daily. You can check out the archives at the bottom of this page as well because we have a jack pot of pics there too.

Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 08:06:47 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Claudia, my thoughts exactly: Way to go Bill Nighy! Thanks for posting that link!

And on the Oscars! (I've been waiting for a chance to use that emoticon! LOL)

Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 07:57:46 PM

 

 

Name:

LuciaSledge

Location:

in a garret

Comments:

Claudia and friends thanks for the friendly GB and that you let a Jason Isaacs fan participate here too.:)

I just made a lady on another board very happy by posting some Alan pics of him as Valmont and I was wondering if any of you have more cos the ones that I used to have are on the old decrepit computer that has now deceased.

Keep up the GOOD work - Thanks

Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 07:51:52 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Bear with me just a bit longer, ladies. I just had a Bill Nighy alert and I just have to post the link the article. Nighy: Oscars Ignore Comedies. Way to go, Bill.

Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 07:05:53 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I'm sorry to have to do this ladies but Zzzz, leaves me no other alternative but to do this publicly.

Zzzz, do not post another private message to this board calling me or any other member of this board, anti-american. As usual, when you are offended, its because you have interpreted something in your own little way. Nothing was meant by being thankful that AR's role in SC is English other than the fact that a true AR fan loves to hear him do his own voice and accent in his roles. Plain and simple. All I can suggest is if you can't open your mind a little more you may need to find another AR online home. Anymore little sly messages you post on this subject will be deleted.

Back to having fun now! ;-)

Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 04:40:48 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Hi, Sue, Mass! Welcome to our little group of fun loving AR fans. I hope you will join us often. Hitchhiker.... comes out April 29.

Thanks for the HHG2tG trailer, Pam. I can't see if for some reason but maybe there's to much traffic at the moment. I'll try later.

Thanks so much for the update on Snow Cake martha! I'm as excited as Sue, England on SC's Alan being an Englishman!!! Ali-Pat, there are quite a few wondering about how the filming will affect the RC play and after show talk. There have been a couple reports in some of the Yahoo groups where members has emailed the Royal Court Theatre and the response is that AR will be filming on the 19th of April. So its not looking to good at the moment that he will be there.

 

 

 

Name:

Sue

Location:

Massachusetts

E-mail address:

starbaker4228@hotmail.com

Comments:

Thanks for all the great downloads, this is the best site on AR I have found. Hey Pam! Hi! Glad to know there are some other Alan fans with Great taste in MA. Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy is a great read. Well worth it and fun as well. Grab it and enjoy. When is the film due out?
Sue

Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 03:15:12 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

Quote form Snow cake News:
" She has a daughter called Vivian and The film begins with Vivian getting a lift with an English character"

Thank God for that, he is English!! No dodgy American accent then:)))

Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 02:32:27 PM

 

 

Name:

Ali-Pat

Location:

(trying again to post)

Homepage URL:

http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

Great news about Snow Cake, but I keep wondering what impact this will have on the Rachel Corrie project. Can AR be two places at once?

Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 02:21:11 PM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

north of here

Comments:

Snow Cake news!

Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 02:09:04 PM

 

 

Name:

Pam

Location:

Massachusetts

Comments:

Hi all,last night I posted some information about the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy but apparently it got eaten by the "gremlins" of the GB! (LOL) Anyway, if you want to see a film clip of the movie go to Yahoo and type in the above HHGTTG and it will take you to their home page. A little film clip will come up that you may watch of the upcoming movie. This movie looks so awesome and I cant wait until April 29th to see it. (Ill have to read the series of books too beforehand to make it that much better)
Hitchhikersmovies.go.com is also the link..
Have fun and have a nice afternoon everyone. The sun is out(around 22 degrees) here in snowy Massachusetts but at least its not Snowing!!! LOL I love snow as much as the next person, but enough is enough-its time for spring and gardening etc.
Pam

Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 12:53:20 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Cute piccie, Natasxxx. *grin*

Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 08:42:01 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Hi Tess :-) I was under the impression you participated in the competition. So I suppose you just found the site and sound files just as Susan and I did. ;-) Oh well, maybe we will eventually find someone that will have more information.

BTW, I really like your site.

Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 07:52:52 AM

 

 

Name:

Tess

Homepage URL:

http://www.alanholic.boo.pl

Comments:

I suppose they've just asked him to record the dictation. And nothing more. :) There are no such information on the site.

Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 05:13:36 AM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Snowy Enschede

Comments:

What about smiling pigs?





Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 01:54:43 AM

 

 

Name:

Vicki

Location:

Los Angeles (it's raining again)

Comments:

martha - I've heard of pigs-in-a-blanket, but never pigs on a skateboard...what would that be? A sausage link on melba toast? Mmmmm.....(not).

Anyone else hungry?

Thursday, March 3rd 2005 - 01:42:39 AM

 

 

Name:

Zzzzz (zeez)

Comments:

It was mentioned AR liked the band, "Coldplay" and they are doing a new album and plan a tour around June.

Well, I could have sworn this movie "Snow Cake" was "Snowcake" and it was albeit erroneouly months ago. So now it's clearly "Snow Cake" if you want to do a search on it.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 08:53:13 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

Oh my god, those dictation clips are....I can't find the words! I just know that I love it love it love it! Anyway, I think I'll go practice my English now, with proper AR accent and enunciation, of course!

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 08:06:02 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

martha, I forgot to thank you for the Snow Cake link. I posted it yesterday but the way I understand it, news will be posted there as it comes in so it will be a good idea to post the link from time to time. Gawd, I can't wait for that film. I wonder if the daughter that is killed is Jennifer Tilly.


Hello to Tess and Dale! Welcome to our little group. I hope you will visit us often.

Tess, as the webmistress of a Polish site, maybe you would honor us with some more information about the English Dictation site that I found last night. We'd love to know more about it such as how AR got involved with this project or anything else you would like to share.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 07:42:15 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Karen, try THIS PAGE It's the top trailer link and is the Sky one but in very high quality, takes a couple of mins to download.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 06:48:47 PM

 

 

Name:

Karen

Comments:

pigs of all things - how very funny! thanks claudia and susan for the laugh.

sue:

thanks for the hitchhiker trailer recap. but when I tried your SKY link

again the trailer was gone! (very sad face) is there a link to it somewhere

else on the sky website because I can't find it. please help!

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 06:24:24 PM

 

 

Name:

Dale

Location:

South Florida

E-mail address:

shedale19@aol.com

Comments:

This site is brilliant and very entertaining. Thankyou very much for including my fave music clip of all time- The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine- from Truly Madly Deeply.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 05:44:49 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

This is really weird... I just watched a TV commercial for Dove bodywash and it had Miss Piggy in it! LOL

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 05:00:48 PM

 

 

Name:

martha

Location:

north of here

Comments:

Dany – GREAT NEWS!!

Dee - I dunno. I can see Miss Piggy cuddling up to him and batting her lashes. I can indeed! What I can’t see is him keeping a straight face under the onslaught of her wiles, but how I would love to see him try!

Tess – Welcome and thanks!

Natasxxx and Dee – There is a link to an HTML practice page at the top of this one, just under the cake. Good place to get it right.

Vicki – Was that pigs on skateboards?

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 04:37:13 PM

 

 

Name:

Pam

Location:

Massachusetts

Comments:

Dany, congratulations to your mom on her good news. I am a cancer survivor myself and have been doing good now for awhile. All the best to her and a big welcome aboard to you.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 04:15:39 PM

 

 

Name:

Vicki

Location:

Los Angeles

Comments:

As if my family doesn't think I'm wacky enough with all my AR stuff....now I have pigs and skateboards. I'll have to be real careful and only listen to it when I'm alone (or wearing headphones)or else they may decide to call the men in the white coats.

dany - that's the best news anyone could ever receive! My best to you and your Mom.

Dee - bacon fat?!? BAAAW-HAAA-HAAA-HAAAAA!

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 03:26:03 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

dany: that's great news about your mum! You must be so relieved! :-)

Natas: when you post your message, there are some instructions at the top of the page on how to post images and such. There's also a link to a practice html site. Hope this helps! :-)

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 03:09:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Dany thats great news! :-D

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 03:00:44 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Very Very White Enschede!!!

Comments:

Sorry, it's me again! As you all can see I'm still working on "importation" of pictures...But it (still....) doesn't work....Well, I keep on truyin'..... :)

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 02:37:13 PM

 

 

Name:

Natasxxx

Location:

Enschede

Comments:

TnX Claudia for your nice welcome!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/CreaMuts/Varios/Lachendvarkentje.jpg

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 02:13:31 PM

 

 

Name:

Tess

Location:

POLAND :)

Homepage URL:

http://www.alanholic.boo.pl

Comments:

Hi, I'm a webmistress of www.alanholic.boo.pl. And I just want to say that some links may not work - English Dictations especially. ;) Those two files are on really small server with low traffic. You can download it only three or four times every hour... If You really want to have those two, just e-mail me.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 02:08:14 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Comments:

That's great news Dany:))
All the best to your Mum.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 02:06:40 PM

 

 

Name:

Dee

Location:

Indiana

Comments:

Lucy - I never thought of it before: Snape on the old Muppet Show! That would have been priceless! Miss Piggy may be the only person (person?) in the world to stand up under that unnerving, yet sexy, Snape sneer without melting into a puddle (and in her case, I suppose it would be a puddle of bacon fat:)
Thanks for the welcome, Claudia! This is a great site. I'm amazed how creative many of the postings are, with icons, photos, moving graphics... I've got to learn how to do that!

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 01:40:23 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

That's wonderful news about your Mom, dany! I'm really happy for you.

Congrats on getting HIaF. Its a cute little animation. Its a pity it never made it to America.

Sue.....*in Hans best "ho ho ho" tone* ha ha ha! *grin*

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 01:22:57 PM

 

 

Name:

dany

Location:

....wuppertal......ladys...we have definitly too much snow actually

Comments:

Hello over there:)

I'm soooooooo happy today......
1. my mom got today the results of a medical test which is in german called MRT.(dunno the english name )and the results were more than good...they were a miracle.The brain tumor is completly destroyed.All she has is Diabetes which has builed the last week extremly.But thats something she can live with very good.The tumor can come back but I 'll don't belive it.Noone thought about that result ...the best which could happen ...the doctors thought was that the tumor doesn't grow but now:D:D:D there'S nothing to see on the pics.Thats so great.
My 2. reason to be happy today is ......a friend sent me an AR-autograph.A signed pic from HP.
and 3.-
I got a DVD......Help I'm a fish in english.It is very difficult to get it here in germany ...and I got one:D:D:D::D.....I'll watch it later....

so.....I didn't know whom I could tell that all .....and I wanted to tell that someone :D don't be angry.
*a really big hug to you all*
Love
DAny

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 01:14:46 PM

 

 

Name:

person

Comments:

hey, sniv, my mate's screen name is Obadiah Slope...

Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 12:29:49 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Lucy - LOL!