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sherry 
11/30/05 at 11:53 PM

What is your location? watching Die Hard though I have it on DVD

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Ooh-can I go too? I wanna laugh with RedTango & you too!


Dee 
11/30/05 at 11:26 PM

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Red Tango - I've said it before, and I'll probably say it again...your site is brutally hysterical! Love the fashion comments! I want to go to the mall with you sometime to "people watch"!
CatsPlay 
11/30/05 at 11:18 PM

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RedTango

 

Good call.  Thanks for explaining.


Claudia 
11/30/05 at 11:02 PM

What is your location? GA

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Hmmm, the world swim runs through next summer and I have a whole apartment complex I can rope into swimming.  *evil grin*

 

 

 


Claudia 
11/30/05 at 10:56 PM

What is your location? GA

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Wonderful find, Orikono!!!  Thank you for posting the link!

 

 


RedTango 
11/30/05 at 10:51 PM

What is your location? Under your table..look out

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

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  CatsPlay,

 

   Before the talk commenced, he was *emphatic* about two things: No recordings and no photos. I'm not sure why the no photo thing, because he's going to be trailed around the rest of his life being subjected to both media and privately taken photos. 

 

   But because of this request I've decided not to make a spectacle of the photo and post it all over the joint. So no, I won't be posting it publically.

 

   Believe me, there are a million better photos out there of him, too!

 

   


CatsPlay 
11/30/05 at 10:50 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

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Orikono, GREAT find!!!  Thanks!


Orikono 
11/30/05 at 10:39 PM

What is your location? London

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Hi all,

 

Just found this on a Japanese AR fan site.

http://www.WorldSwimForMalaria.com/7JumboJets

You can hear him asking for help towards the end.

 



CatsPlay 
11/30/05 at 10:12 PM

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RedTango,

 

Did you ever post that pic of your AR encounter? 


RedTango 
11/30/05 at 09:56 PM

What is your location? Good question. Where am I?

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

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  Greetings all.

 

   Well, the new leather jacket pics have not escaped my scrutiny.

 

 If you make yer way thru the crowds over to

  www.alanrickmangallery.com  go to the "Fashion Police" section and scroll down to the bottom. You will also note that the photo above these two new ones also displays the same leather jacket..so it all ties in together like a well written novel.

 

Well, kinda.

 

Enjoy, enjoy. And be on the lookout in December for a major freakout..a special gift for all you guys. Coming soon. Yay.


CatsPlay 
11/30/05 at 09:37 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

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Claudia,

 

I really must say thank you for the chat capability.  I was hesitant at first, but was just in there for a bit with Dee, Emtee and Thea, and it is really great.

 

I think it is a great opportunity folks like me who get overly squeeish sometimes to take it offline.  I will make it a point to suggest moving over there the next time I feel a swoon attack coming on.

 

Thanks again for making this a great place, Claudia.


Dee 
11/30/05 at 09:37 PM

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The chatroom is fabulous! Be warned that I "squeeeed", "thudded", "egaded", and "teh-ed" my heart out! Claudia is the best!!
Thea 
11/30/05 at 09:31 PM

What is your location? NYC area

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Claudia,

 

Chat room!?  You are brilliant!


Claudia 
11/30/05 at 09:08 PM

What is your location? GA

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Maybe I spoke a little to soon in assuming that everyone already had Java software loaded on their computer.  My system came with it already loaded so it just automatically worked for me. 

 

Java.com has the free installation download. 

 


Dee 
11/30/05 at 09:05 PM

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CatsPlay - Well...it LOOKS like he's wearing a black leather jacket & maybe a blue scarf. As for underneath...it looks like a long black shirt (of a lush fabric) with a zipper and a drawstring at the bottom. Was the event casual?


Claudia 
11/30/05 at 09:01 PM

What is your location? GA

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The shirt looks like a corderoy zip up.  I just lurv the leather jacket! 

 

 


CatsPlay 
11/30/05 at 08:56 PM

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Please, Dee, I must have your assessment of the shirt being worn under the jacket, since you 'worked closely' on it??  Is it like a zip up velour type jacket.  That is so luscious!  I would meet you in the chat room to drool and swoon, but for some reason I just get a red 'x' when I go in -- I allowed pop ups....?? I noticed the leopard carpet too!!


Claudia 
11/30/05 at 08:55 PM

What is your location? GA

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Wasn't the luncheon at Planet Hollywood?  That would explain the Batman logo.

 

Thank you sooo much, Dee! 

 

 


Dee 
11/30/05 at 08:52 PM

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Here's the other one!

 

Did ya notice he's carrying the big bag again! What IS in it??

 

But what's up with the Batman sign on the left and the leopard print carpeting?

 



Dee 
11/30/05 at 08:44 PM

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Here's the first watermark-free photo. Give me a minute for the other one...


Emily 
11/30/05 at 08:40 PM

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No need to apologize Claudia!  Those pictures were so exciting you just had to get out the old trampoline and have a bounce ...
Claudia 
11/30/05 at 08:39 PM

What is your location? GA

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Meeressterchen, can't wait to read about Alice Trilogy!  Here's my email address.  I'll write it out so the automated html editor doesn't mess it up:

 

flipper828     @     aol.com

 

*slaps forehead*  I totally forgot that David Yates had been named to direct OotP!

 

    


Claudia 
11/30/05 at 08:16 PM

What is your location? GA

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Sorry Em but I just can not resist!!!! 

 

  Thank you thank you thank you Emily!!!!  I'm sure some of our experts will have the watermarks removed before you know it! 

 

 

 If you click on the coffee cup image above, you will be whisked away to our brand new chat room feature.  I really do hope this will help everyone to fit in and have the most fun they can have. 

 

There is nothing to install with this chat room. All you need to do is make sure you allow popups from that site.  If you have any problems, don't hesitate contacting me at the email address at the top of this page for help.

 

Feel free to use the chat room to set up conversations with others OR if you find your online the same time as others here, you can meet in the chat room to talk about anything you wish.  Once you leave the chat room, the conversation ends and no record will be kept by me or by Sigmachat. 

 

 

 

 


CatsPlay 
11/30/05 at 08:10 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

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WOO HOO EMILY!!  Great work!!  Not to dwell on the pics, but I have to observe -- is that some sort of velour zip up jacket he is wearing under the leather???  WOW!


Emily 
11/30/05 at 07:55 PM

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Dee 
11/30/05 at 07:21 PM

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CatsPlay - I'm still waiting for the reply. Promise I'll let you know when I hear something!


CatsPlay 
11/30/05 at 06:59 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

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Dee,

 

Did you happen to find out if the Preacher is available on DVD?


Thea 
11/30/05 at 06:37 PM

What is your location? NYC area

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Re: Gawker.com Bergdorf bathroom siting:  My, can you imagine living a life where even your attendance in a restroom is noted worldwide?!  Weird.


CatsPlay 
11/30/05 at 06:23 PM

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ps.  my TMI comment was done in jest.  I realized my lack of punctuation may have made it sound otherwise!


CatsPlay 
11/30/05 at 06:20 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

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Hi Dee!

 

I am also trying to refrain from thinking about some aspects of the newly noted Bergdorf siting.  Even for I, queen of detail oriented, I believe that was 'TMI' (too much information).

 

Yes, I am working on my Xmas card!  But I'm sure it will pale in comparison to your entry, which I know will be brilliant!


Thea 
11/30/05 at 06:19 PM

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Re: HP directors, something sort of interesting from from J.K. Rowling's official site (in the rubbish bin section, in answer to the rumor that "J.K. Rowling vetoed Steven Spielberg as the director of the first Harry Potter film": 

 

"I don't choose directors for the Harry Potter films!  I've met all three men who've had the job to date--Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuaron and Mike Newell and I've liked all of the very much, enjoyed answering their questions about the characters and plots and have been delighted with the films they made (I haven't seen Goblet yet, but the omens are good!).  But that's my involvement with directors.  Steven Spielberg did consider directing 'Philosopher's Stone,' but decided against it; anyone who thinks I could (or would) have 'veto-ed' him needs their Quick-Quotes Quill serviced."


RickiNicki 
11/30/05 at 06:18 PM

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I also found two articles about Perfume, they're in German.One says that Tom Tykwer recieved the Strate-Preis (Strate award) for Perfume in Essen yesterday. And there was another article that he composed the film music for partly with the Brandenburger Symphony Orchestra and that he visited them on Monday.

It's a shame that we have to wait until September.

kathy 
11/30/05 at 06:09 PM

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Dee -- sent you an email let me know if you were able to receive it.


Dee 
11/30/05 at 06:04 PM

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Thank goodness the AR drought is over!

 

Emily - Thanks for sharing that NYC sighting *but trying not to think about the reasons for AR's hurry*  I'm amazed that a man noticed such great details: shaggy hair, black & gray clothing, weathered but good, great voice, ect. *polietly squelching a squee* My hubby would never notice another man...unless the guy was carrying a football or a bazooka. Okay...probably not the guy with a bazooka...

 

Is everyone working on their Christmas cARds?


Orikono 
11/30/05 at 05:34 PM

What is your location? London

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Yes, the director for OoTP is already decided.  It'd David Yates.  And I think they are still on the pre-production stage.  David Heyman, the producer has been saying in all of his interviews that the filming will start from February.

 

I'm not really familiar with Tim Burton's work so I can't say much about him but I agree with Christina regarding Spielberg.  I also don't think the producers will accept him.


kathy 
11/30/05 at 05:31 PM

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I thought the director of the OotP was the person who directed the movie with Bill Nighy The Girl in the Cafe  If not I vote for Mike Newell again


Alba 
11/30/05 at 05:29 PM

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I'd love to know what AR keeps in that huge bag he is often seen carrying around? Whatever it is, looks pretty heavy! He should mind his back! Not good to be putting heavy weights on one shoulder.


It's a laptop with wi-fi so he can vote too (and check in on the GBonce in awhile).


Christina 
11/30/05 at 04:57 PM

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But don`t we already know the director for OoTP? He`s been announced, I recently asked about him, not knowing any of his works so far.

But if the shooting started already (remember that Emma Watson article) or is due to start in Feb. well how can they have only the trio and Jason Isaacs? If my memory serves me well, they are the only actors who signed for the 5th movie. And there was that rumour about Imelda Staunton playing Umbridge (such a good choice!).  And as for Tim Burton, I really admire him as a director but can hardly see him directing HP. Not a good choice if you ask me. And Spielberg - I don`t think the producers would agree after that Haley Joel Osmond thing. And neither woud JKR. I say let the brits handle it, I loved Mike Newell`s approach!

 


Hikity 
11/30/05 at 04:54 PM

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Here is Hikity without a c, because it derives from Heike:

Haan is located between Cologne and Düsseldorf, I would rather say neither north nor south but the "Italian" part of Germany...although hubby just left for Maputo again and I have no one to cook spaghetti, Dee, gosh, I love Italian food I could eat spaghetti every day

Now, I am going to shut down my PC and watch this Othello thingy for tomorrow's Shakespeare course.

Peekabooh, still lurking?, miss yr mails... Head Banger 


Dark Mark 
11/30/05 at 04:51 PM

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Hikity,

 

sorry, my mistake, some days I wake up with my head on backwards re names and faces.

 

Re the discussion on Noel Coward and political correctness: Mr. Rickman once addressed the issue in an interview following Tony Awards, and his answer there makes perfect sense to me. I think most people here know which interview I am referring to - when he talks about how racism and misogyny are a part of the character he plays.

 

My least favorite example of overzealous PC watchdogging was banning Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" from certain Michigan schools in 1980's.

 

 


Anne 
11/30/05 at 04:49 PM

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Stale news? Well, I hope not although many of our fellow country men seem to think so.


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

 

Hikity 
11/30/05 at 04:46 PM

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Anne, you are right of course, it was Hess in Spandau (even my husband mixed it up which is very unusual but it's olle Kamelle (stale news says LEO...) anyway


Hikity 
11/30/05 at 04:40 PM

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Sorry ladies, another post from me:

 S. Spielberg???? ahhh, help,  Kitty 1 Boy Indian as the next director of HP ??? You must be joking - I wouldn't go to watch the film and AR wouldn't join the cast I am sure of it. May be that is the reason he hasn't yet signed because the director has not yet been announced...


Anne 
11/30/05 at 04:38 PM

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Hikity, I think you're mixing up Albert Speer (Bau- und Rüstungsminister) and Rudolf Hess (Hitlers Stellvertreter). AS was sentenced to 20 years at the Nuremberg Trials and afterwards he went to Britain to live there. RH went to England during the war (apparently on some kind of peace mission), where he was imprisoned. After the war he also was tried at the Nuremberg Trials and was imprisoned until he died some 15 years ago. For the past 20 years of his imprisonment he was the only prisoner in Spandau.


Meeressternchen 
11/30/05 at 04:36 PM

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Hikity, are in the north or south? That's sad...though in London we have also no snow and green trees.

 


Elaine 
11/30/05 at 04:33 PM

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Hickity, actually I don't know yet! We have to wait until tomorrow when they will be up on the site - unless sue knows???


Hikity 
11/30/05 at 04:32 PM

What is your location? again and yes, unfortunately melting snow as is typical for Germany - on x-mas no snow

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Meeressternchen, thank you so much - it had never come to my mind why - stupid me, . OF COURSE


Elaine 
11/30/05 at 04:32 PM

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GG, good point about PL. Noel Coward was a brilliant playright with what we would say an "acid wit". But he did write in the 30s and 40s when being "PC" did not matter. In this day and age, we have now gone berserk about it so I find it quite refreshing to hear "plain" speaking. PL is a funny play!

 

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If the stories are even remotely correct that I have read - Speilberg was passed over for one of the first two films as he wanted to change the setting to an American high school and cast Haley Joel Osment as Harry - please let that just be an Urban Legend *cringe*

Oh I hope so too! What a disaster if that had ever happened, and the arrogance of the man! I, too, don't think he would be a good choice, nor Tim Burton (but maybe...) Having seen GoF for the second time today, I'd like to see Mike Newell do it again! OR - and this is WAY off the wall - AR! Hypnotic 


Hikity 
11/30/05 at 04:30 PM

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Elaine, would you pls be so kind as to let me know HOW I can give my votes to the OOOA and Megan again????


Hikity 
11/30/05 at 04:26 PM

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Christina, yes he played Albert Speer, the guy who went to England during WWII and who was kept in a special prison here so long (and cost the tax payer a lot of money... 

 

 

DarkMark, I know, but I have no idea when it was that I saw this film. This weekend I am going to rent it from our local "videothek". He played in Run, Lola, Run and several American films and in this great French one: Napoleon, then in Comedian Harmonists..Marlene (Dietrich) and lots of other films (TV series and cinema). He is said to be the Bruce Willis of Germany which I cannot by all means confirm and he hates this comparison anyway.

Roman Cycowski was his film name in the Comedian Harmonists...

 

 

The philanthropist Sir Peter Ustinov was a great actor and we Germans have adopted him as one of our German actors (being fluent in German and living in Geneva, he played in whatever films, participated in talk shows in this country for ages - I literally grew up with him and always believed him to be half-German) but he does not resemble the OooA at all, Satai, please...help, I would doubt my good tasts


Elaine 
11/30/05 at 04:15 PM

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I'd love to know what AR keeps in that huge bag he is often seen carrying around? Whatever it is, looks pretty heavy! He should mind his back! Not good to be putting heavy weights on one shoulder.

 

(Just limbering up my voting finger for tomorrow, though I guess we only have one stab at the "whatsonstage" awards.)


Gissing's Girl 
11/30/05 at 04:11 PM

What is your location? UK

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Harking back to the Solomon Issacs issue in Private Lives, don't you think that the Noel Coward play should be taken as a little piece of light frippery, as it was meant to be when it was written. The by play between Amanda and Elyot was extremely well written by a master and I doubt that when he was writing it he stopped to think of all the social implications that the piece "women should be struck regularly like a gong" would imply. I was lucky enough to see the play three times and not once did I think while I was watching it of the underlying currents. I was too busy enjoying the interplay between Amanda and Elyot and can only think that if people had time to think things like that while they were watching it then they weren't enjoying it for what it was. It was pure entertainment and the frisson between the two stars was riveting.It was written in the thirties and life was like that then and we must accept it for what it is. There will never be a better version of this particular play and it will stick in the minds of those who were there to witness it live for a very long time and as a great treat. Alan Rickman was a wonderful Elyot and Lindsay Duncan could not have been bettered as Amanda.           


Meeressternchen 
11/30/05 at 03:59 PM

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Claudia, actually I wanted to send the thing as an attachment unless you want me to paste (will the paragraphs remain)? Sorry if I'm already annoying...

Hikity, snow melting? In Germany is it? (Like I first thought that would be London...) Re: I loved Der Untergang, saw it only once in the cinema, but it is really a shame they did not take the Oscar! The movie was very realistic...but i was unaware that this actor appeared there??! As who??


CatsPlay 
11/30/05 at 03:36 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

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Wow, that was the second sighting from what most be the same day in Bergdorfs, unless it was actually the same sighting.  Both on the third floor.   May be the same person from the google groups posting, though, who had said only,

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"Alan Rickman.  NYC.  Bergdorff Goodman, third floor.  Said thanks when I held the door open for him."

 


Dark Mark 
11/30/05 at 03:35 PM

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Hikity,

 

I noticed Heino Ferch (his real name is Roman Cycowski if you are into that sort of info) in Tom Tykwer's film "WINTERSCHLÄFER". The film was made in Germany in 1997. I think in Eglish it's called "Winter Sleepers". So if you want to anticipate "Perfume", this is a good one. If would describe it as "if David Lynch made Snow Cake..."

 

 


Emily 
11/30/05 at 03:29 PM

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From gawker.com, an awesome NY gossip site -- their celebrity sighting page finally hits paydirt.

 

"Nov. 25th — Being my usual polite self, I held open the door of the men’s restroom on the third floor of Bergdorf Goodman for a shaggy-haired gentleman dressed in gray and black. He shot me a grateful look and said thanks in a distinctive British accent. Great voice. It made me look a little closer because I definitely recognized it. It was Snape himself, Alan Rickman. Wanted to ask him why he’d dump sweet little Emma Thompson in Love Actually, but thought better of it. The man looks good, if a little weathered. He looked like he was in a hurry and bypassed the urinals. Maybe too much turkey? Is that too much information?"


CatsPlay 
11/30/05 at 03:25 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

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I guess this means the drought is over, for a little while! 


WhoGirl17 
11/30/05 at 03:03 PM

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Thanks Claudia and Sue!  I kept looking at that list and thought, "Now, I know that's not the Evening Standard Nominations!"  Hehehe.  I've been trying to learn about all the London Theatre awards, as they feature in the plot of my novel.  I know there's the Evening Standard, the Critic's Circle (which I gather is connected with the What's on Stage Theatregoer's Choice Awards), and the Olivier's, so I think I understand now   so thanks again!


Christina 
11/30/05 at 02:37 PM

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Hikity, I believe he played in Der Untergang? Great movie!!! who was he there, I can`t remember...?


Hikity 
11/30/05 at 02:08 PM

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And just one OT question: I've just discovered (FINALLY) a German actor I really like: Heino Ferch, wow, anyone here who shares this?


Hikity 
11/30/05 at 02:02 PM

What is your location? snow melting, what a pity

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A brief note from an intelligent hen:

 

The Parfume: Why we have to wait until September 2006 ( and yes,most probably the film will be released in Germany first):

 

 10 months of post-production is fairly normal. They are using special digital effects, esp. for the marketplace scene (multiplying the masses during the orgy); optical realisation of smells with different colours; they might insert background images and bird's eye views from 18th century Paris; moreover, TT participates in writing the sound track and then adapting it to the film (which he was not able to begin with until he finished filming) plus the "normal" things concering cutting etc. What are 10 months? IMHO, they have to hurry up to be in time.  LionBTW: that's me...born in August, dominating my environment, living on the bright side of life, loving life and more, laughing every day.

A wonderful evening to all of you 

 

 


Laurie 
11/30/05 at 01:57 PM

What is your location? Vermont

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Wow, you ladies have been busy! Thank you Christina and Emily for posting the pictures, they're great! Thanks Claudia for the note about Noble Son and thank you Sue for the info on Perfume, posting the list of nominations for Whatsonstage and the new info on the Hello Voting. I hope I didn't forget anyone, you all are so great! I've given up on voting on the Hello magazine site because my computer at home never registers my vote. My computer at work does and I'll definitely make more of an effort when the yearly voting comes up!


Claudia 
11/30/05 at 01:34 PM

What is your location? GA

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Clive Owen will be my choice for this month too.  He's really grown on me since his CME days.  LOL

 

Thanks for the Kevin Smith article, Marlina!  I can certainly understand his desire to say more on the subject and his reasons for having to think it through completely. 

 

WhoGirl17, there are actually three award events we've been talking about.  The first would be the Evening Standard awards that were yesterday.  Today, as Sue has shown us, Whatsonstage is having the public nominated/voted awards and finally, the Hello vote for the most attractive actor. We've been following it since AR was nominated September.  Jeez, this is getting a little hard to keep up with!  LOL 

 

 


Claudia 
11/30/05 at 01:22 PM

What is your location? GA

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  Yay!  It would seem he's home and stepping out bigtime!  Two events in two days!  Thanks for the new pic, Em.  I know its teeny tiny but he doesn't look as tired in this one. 

 

 


sue 
11/30/05 at 01:18 PM

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Not sure where the "fairy" got the other one from but I have put in a request to see if she can find that one too!


Emily 
11/30/05 at 01:05 PM

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Thanks sue and Alba (gracias).  Sue, that photo is from Rex. Will the enlargement fairy pay us another visit?


sue 
11/30/05 at 12:56 PM

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Good find Emily!

 

The new November Hello vote is up. It's between Viggo Mortensen, Clive Owen, Jude law and Robbie Williams. I've had to click for Clive on that one. I'm afraid Viggo was such a disappointment in real life after seeing him as Aragorn in LOTR. Vote HERE


Alba 
11/30/05 at 12:55 PM

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Nice one Emily. The Whatsonstage website says pictures from today's event will be available tomorrow.

Emily 
11/30/05 at 12:48 PM

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Small one from the Whatsonstage lunch.

 


sue 
11/30/05 at 12:20 PM

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WhoGirl17, they are  the Whatsonstage Theatregoers Awards. They are nominated by the public and voted for by the public. Voting starts tomorrow.


WhoGirl17 
11/30/05 at 12:06 PM

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Sorry, I must be missing something.  What are these nominations for?  This isn't the Evening Standard Awards, is it?  I'm feeling rather thick at the moment  So if someone could enlighten me, I'd appreciate it


Marlina 
11/30/05 at 11:57 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

Found this on LJ ar_daily..

 

Back To The Bible?
Kevin Smith ponders Dogma 2

 

Kevin Smith, never a man to shy away from questions posed by fans, has giving some thought to a sequel to Dogma, his controversial 1999 religion-com.  

When asked on his website about the possibility of a follow-up, he had this to say, in typically salty Smith-speak:

“Ever since 9/11, I have been thinking about a sequel of sorts. I mean, the worst terrorist attack on American soil was religiously bent. In the wake of said attack, the leader of the "Free World" outed himself as pretty damned Christian. In the last election, rather than a quagmire war abroad, the big issue was whether or not gay marriage was moral.

“Back when I made Dogma, I always maintained that another movie about religion wouldn't be forthcoming, as it was the product of 28 years of religious and spiritual meditation, and I'd kinda shot my wad on the subject. Now? I think I might have more to say. And, yes - the Last Scion would be at the epicentre of it. And she'd have to be played by Alanis Morissette (Who played God in Dogma). And we'd need a bigger budget - because the entire third act would be the Apocalypse.

“Scary thing is this: the film would have to touch on Islam. And unlike the Catholic League, when those cats don't like what you do, they issue a death warrant on yer ass (see Rushdie). And now that I've got a family, I'm not as free to stir the sh*t-pot as I was when I was single, back when I made Dogma.

But regardless - yeah, a Dogma follow-up's been swimming around in my head for some time now…”

It remains to be seen if he actually goes through with it, but considering he’s just finished shooting a sequel to Clerks, it can’t be considered impossible…

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Here's the full article..

http://www.empireonline.co.uk/news/story.asp?NID=17598

 

What do you people think?

 

 


Marlina 
11/30/05 at 11:17 AM

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Sue~ How to decide who's the winner?


Claudia 
11/30/05 at 11:09 AM

What is your location? GA--Still trying to answer mail.....

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Yay for AR and Megan Dodds! Also..there's a nomination for Best New Play too! 

 

Excellent news! 

 

 


sue 
11/30/05 at 11:00 AM

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THE FULL LIST OF 2005/6 NOMINATIONS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

  • Anne Reid - Epitaph for George Dillon at the Comedy
  • Claire Price - Don Carlos at the Gielgud
  • Deborah Findlay - The House of Bernarda Alba at the NT Lyttelton
  • Eileen Atkins - Birthday Party at the Duchess
  • Lesley Manville - Some Girl(s) at the Gielgud & Pillars of the Community at the NT Lyttelton
  • Suranne Jones - A Few Good Men at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

  • Andrew Scott - Aristocrats at the NT Lyttelton
  • Ben Miles - Richard II at the Old Vic
  • Douglas Henshall - Death of a Salesman at the Lyric
  • Gary Kemp - The Rubenstein Kiss at the Hampstead
  • Richard Coyle - Don Carlos at the Gielgud

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL:

  • Ann Emery - Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace
  • Caroline O’Connor - On the Town, ENO at the London Coliseum
  • Celia Imrie - Acorn Antiques at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
  • Linzi Hateley - Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward
  • Rosemary Ashe - Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward
  • Tameka Empson - The Big Life at the Theatre Royal Stratford East & the Apollo

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL:

  • Adam Garcia - On the Town, ENO at the London Coliseum
  • David Haig - Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward
  • Joe Caffrey - Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace
  • Martyn Ellis - Guys & Dolls at the Piccadilly
  • Simon Gleeson - The Far Pavilions at the Shaftesbury
  • Tim Healy - Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace

    BEST SET DESIGNER:

  • Bob Crowley - Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward
  • Christopher Oram - Don Carlos at the Gielgud
  • David Farley (set) & Timothy Bird (video projection) - Sunday in the Park with George at the Menier Chocolate Factory
  • Ian MacNeil - Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace
  • Paul Brown - As You Desire Me at the Playhouse
  • Rae Smith - Theatre of Blood & Pillars of the Community at the NT Lyttelton

    BEST CHOREOGRAPHER:

  • Adam Cooper - Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Sadler’s Wells
  • Ann Yee - Hair at the Gate
  • Jason Pennycooke - The Big Life at Theatre Royal Stratford East & the Apollo
  • Matthew Bourne & Stephen Mear - Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward
  • Peter Darling - Billy Elliot at the Victoria Place
  • Rob Ashford - Guys & Dolls at the Piccadilly

    BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE:

  • Corin Redgrave - Tynan, RSC at the Arts
  • Jefferson Mays - I Am My Own Wife at the Duke of York’s
  • Megan Dodds - My Name Is Rachel Corrie at the Royal Court
  • Stephen Dillane - Macbeth at the Almeida

    BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE:

  • Heroes - at Wyndham’s
  • RSC Golden Age season - at the Playhouse
  • Shoot the Crow - at Trafalgar Studios
  • Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me - at the New Ambassadors
  • Talking to Terrorists - at the Royal Court
  • The Big Life - at Theatre Royal Stratford East & the Apollo

    BEST OFF-WEST END PRODUCTION:

  • Comfort Me with Apples at Hampstead
  • Hair at the Gate
  • Private Fears in Public Places at the Orange Tree
  • Sunday in the Park with George at the Menier Chocolate Factory
  • Tick Tick Boom at the Menier Chocolate Factory
  • What We Did to Weinstein at the Menier Chocolate Factory

    BEST REGIONAL OR TOURING PRODUCTION:

  • The Winter’s Tale (Propeller) - at the Watermill, Newbury & on tour
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - at Chichester Festival Theatre
  • Look Back in Anger - at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh & Theatre Royal, Bath
  • Tristan & Yseult - (Kneehigh) on tour

    THE Ms LONDON NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:

  • Amelia Bullmore (playwright) - Mammals at the Bush
  • Andrea Riseborough (actor)- A Brief History of Helen of Troy at Soho
  • Charles Aitken (actor) - Hair at the Gate
  • George Maguire, James Lomas & Liam Mower (actors) - Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace
  • Nick Moran (playwright) - Telstar at the New Ambassadors
  • Sienna Miller (actor) - As You Like It at Wyndham’s

    BEST TAKEOVER IN A ROLE:

  • Desmond Barrit - The History Boys at the NT Lyttelton
  • Giles Terera - The Rat Pack at the Strand & Savoy
  • John Gordon Sinclair - The Producers at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
  • Michael Ball - The Woman in White at the Palace
  • Ruthie Henshall - The Woman in White at the Palace
  • Sally Ann Triplett - Chicago at the Adelphi

    BEST NEW COMEDY:

  • Glorious! by Peter Quilter – at the Duchess
  • Heroes by Gerald Sibleyras, translated by Tom Stoppard – at Wyndham’s
  • Mammals by Amelia Bullmore – at the Gate
  • Shoot the Crow by Owen McCafferty – at Trafalgar Studios
  • Theatre of Blood adapted by Lee Simpson & Phelim McDermott – at the NT Lyttelton
  • Who’s the Daddy? by Lloyd Evans & Toby Young - at the King’s Head

    BEST SHAKESPEAREAN PRODUCTION:

  • As You Like It - at Wyndham’s
  • Henry IV parts 1 & 2 - at the NT Olivier
  • Julius Caesar - at the Barbican
  • Richard II - at the Old Vic
  • Macbeth (with Simon Russell Beale) - at the Almeida
  • Macbeth (with Stephen Dillane) - at the Almeida

    THE SAMUEL FRENCH BEST PLAY REVIVAL:

  • Death of a Salesman - at the Lyric
  • Don Carlos - at the Gielgud
  • Mary Stuart - at the Apollo
  • Otherwise Engaged - at the Criterion
  • Pillars of the Community - at the NT Lyttelton
  • The Philanthropist - at the Donmar Warehouse

    BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL:

  • Guys & Dolls - at the Piccadilly
  • Hair - at the Gate
  • HMS Pinafore - at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park
  • On the Town - ENO at the London Coliseum
  • Scrooge - at the London Palladium
  • Sunday in the Park with George - at the Menier Chocolate Factory

    THE LONDON CALLING BEST DIRECTOR:

  • Alan Rickman - My Name Is Rachel Corrie at the Royal Court
  • Melly Still - Coram Boy at the NT Oliver
  • Michael Grandage - Guys & Dolls at the Piccadilly
  • Phyllida Lloyd - Mary Stuart at the Apollo
  • Richard Eyre & Matthew Bourne - Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward
  • Stephen Daldry - Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace

    BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL:

  • Anna-Jane Casey - Sunday in the Park with George at the Menier Chocolate Factory
  • Haydn Gwynne - Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace
  • Jane Krakowski - Guys & Dolls at the Piccadilly
  • Jenna Russell - Guys & Dolls at the Piccadilly
  • Julie Walters - Acorn Antiques at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
  • Laura Michelle Kelly - Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward

    BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL:

  • Daniel Evans - Sunday in the Park with George at the Menier Chocolate Factory
  • Douglas Hodge - Guys & Dolls at the Piccadilly
  • Ewan McGregor - Guys & Dolls at the Piccadilly
  • Gavin Lee - Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward
  • George Maguire, James Lomas & Liam Mower - Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace
  • Neil Patrick Harris - Tick Tick Boom at the Menier Chocolate Factory

    BEST ACTRESS:

  • Clare Higgins - Death of a Salesman at the Lyric
  • Helen McCrory - As You Like It, Wyndham’s
  • Harriet Walter - Mary Stuart at the Donmar Warehouse & Apollo
  • Janet McTeer - Mary Stuart at the Donmar Warehouse & Apollo
  • Kristin Scott Thomas - As You Desire Me at the Playhouse
  • Sheila Hancock - The Anniversary at the Garrick

    BEST ACTOR:

  • Brian Dennehy - Death of a Salesman at the Lyric
  • Con O’Neill - Telstar at the New Ambassadors
  • Derek Jacobi - Don Carlos at the Gielgud
  • Kevin Spacey - Richard II at the Old Vic
  • Rob Lowe - A Few Good Men at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
  • Simon Russell Beale - The Philanthropist at the Donmar Warehouse

    BEST NEW PLAY:

  • A Few Good Men by Aaron Sorkin - at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
  • Coram Boy adapted by Helen Edmundson from Jamila Gaviin's novel - at the NT Olivier
  • Harvest by Richard Bean - at the Royal Court
  • My Name Is Rachel Corrie developed by Katharine Viner & Alan Rickman - at the Royal Court
  • On the Shore of the Wide World by Simon Stephens - at the NT Cottesloe
  • Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute - at the Gielgud

    THE SUPERBREAK BEST NEW MUSICAL:

  • Acorn Antiques – The Musical by Victoria Wood - at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
  • Billy Elliot - The Musical by Elton John & Lee Hall - at the Victoria Palace
  • Mary Poppins adapted by Julian Fellowes from Pamela Travers’ stories, original music by the Sherman Brothers with additional songs by George Stiles & Anthony Drewe - at the Prince Edward
  • The Big Life by Paul Sirett & music by Paul Joseph - at Theatre Royal Stratford East & the Apollo
  • Tick Tick Boom by Jonathan Larson - at the Menier Chocolate Factory
  • The Next Big Thing by Mark Burton & Pete Sinclair, with additional songs & arrangements by Willie Dowling - at the New Players

  • sue 
    11/30/05 at 10:58 AM

    Comments:
    Alan Rickman  and Megan Dodds both have nominations!! 
    Laura 
    11/30/05 at 10:50 AM

    Comments:

    23 pages from the event but no AR.

    Many photo sites have pics from the event but nothing about him


    sue 
    11/30/05 at 10:23 AM

    Comments:

    First pix online of Theatregoers Awards Lunch On WireImage but no sign of Rickman.


    Claudia 
    11/30/05 at 10:20 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    *tee hee* sue, you beat me to the punch!  Can't wait to see some trailers!   

     

    Sooo news on both Snow Cake and Perfume....here's a mention of Nobel Son in an Eliza Dushku interview:

     

    Beyond Off-Broadway, what's next for you?

    I just finished an independent movie, "Nobel Son," with Alan Rickman, Danny DeVito, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen. I play this poet and artist who helps kidnap the son of this physics Nobel Prize winner. She's dark and kind of a wacko.

     

     


    Marlina 
    11/30/05 at 10:16 AM

    Comments:

    So i see, thank you Claudia

     

     


    Laura 
    11/30/05 at 10:13 AM

    Comments:

    is the movie going to be aired on Germany first? thank you for the news Sue!


    sue 
    11/30/05 at 10:08 AM

    Comments:

    A very recent post from the Perfume IMDb board. Posted by alex-thiele:

    "I was lucky enough to saw the teaser last night at a celebration for german cinema-owners in Essen and Tow Tykwer at his producer Bernd Eichinger were some of the star guests. Tom Tykwer came straight from the cutting room and showed us a teaser with some truly amazing scenes and music. Especially the crowd-scenes were fantastic and I can´t wait to see the whole movie. I really liked the tone and the atmosphere of this first pieces and Ben Whishaw seems to fit perfect in the role of Grenouille.

    We can expect something great!!! "


    Dee 
    11/30/05 at 09:58 AM

    Comments:

    Sure...if anyone here wants to email I'd love it! perryy@onlyinternet.net" target=_blank>pperryy@onlyinternet.net

     


    Claudia 
    11/30/05 at 09:56 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Marlina, CatsPlay will be offering Dark Diamond for everyone to download eventually.  She has some tweaking she wants to do before she "releases" it and that will take a bit of time.  Can't wait, CatsPlay!

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Laura 
    11/30/05 at 09:48 AM

    Comments:
    interesting to see how in public and in private words are so different
    Christina 
    11/30/05 at 09:45 AM

    Comments:

    Oh c`mon! To me it seems we`re one big happy family! The conflict between generations strikes again!  

    (I am only kidding, it`s my affectionate way to say that these argues are inevitable but let`s not make a habbit out of it, k?)


    Claudia 
    11/30/05 at 09:44 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Now on to better things! 

     

    Carly Lynda, thank you for the heads up on Whatsonstage.  Ladies, get your voting finger in shape! 

     

    I'm not the HP fan so maybe I don't have any business speaking about the next director but based on their other films, I just don't think Tim Burton OR Steven Spielberg are good ideas.  Almodóvar, although a wonderful film maker, is in the same boat as Burton and Spielberg, I'm afraid.  I have to agree with you Alba, there really is no telling what Almodóvar would do to it!  LOL  I really do prefer it go to a British director but I'm sure JK Rowling and the other powers that be will make a fine choice as I feel they have with the last 4 films. 

     

    Thank you for the film suggestions, Dark Mark.  I just did a search on Krzysztof Kieslowski in Netflix and they have several of his films.  I've already queued up "Red" "White" and "Blue"! 

     

    A lot of people feel some of AR's projects have "therapuedic" value.  My friend SuzyQ says that "In Demand" helped to bring her out of her depression after her Mother's passing.  I can definitely see where tWG could have that kind of power.  I loved tWG long before my Mother passed but it broght on a whole new meaning afterwards.

     

    Inbredwaffle, please get to feeling better soon!

     

    Christina...thanks so much for those pics.  I can't tell if they are from the release of LA or not but they are new to me!  Also, don't feel bad about asking questions.  I'm learning too...for instance...I may be spelling Hanukkah wrong.  *must do more research and make corrections*! 

     

    The entries on the card contest are great!!!  They are so fun to read and I agree with whomever said it will be hard to vote this time. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

             


    kathy 
    11/30/05 at 09:39 AM

    Comments:

    As one of those "old" (in more ways than one!) posters, could we please let Claudia's very wise words and requests be the last ones on this subject and get back to the fun which we all came here for in the first place.   


    Laura 
    11/30/05 at 09:27 AM

    Comments:

    Claudia, your comment was really polite and didn't force anyone to agree with you

    Also other comments agreeing with you were polite and nice, even if I can think different

    not everyone was so polite,but rude, arrogant and offensive: this is the thing that hurts- We can disagree without biting with poison like snakes.

    All that it's asked for is to be nice.

    If like Ali-Pat someone says; " I have short time, can you all please post less chat and more focused news on AR work?"...who would say NO?

    sorry Ali-Pat if I made your name, I found you very nice, I hope you don't mind .

    it's the way, the tone that makes the difference.

    I don't dare to say to anyone bad things to the person or to what the person writes.

    I expect the same respect and I think everyone deserves respect, not only few ones....for how long they could have been here.

    We're all persons and staying from longer time doesn't give the right to offend.

    just my opinion


    Marlina 
    11/30/05 at 09:22 AM

    What is your location? Indonesia

    Comments:

    Hey all,

     

    It's been quite a time since my last post (1 or 2 weeks ago i guess ), just lurking everyday to catch up with the posts and decided to come out from my lurkdom today

     

    Well, recently things certainly going up and down like 'roller coaster' now in this Guestbook   

    I think it's common to have different opinion and way to think about anything. 

    Controversy (i think..) like this happen in the real world too. The major difference from this Guestbook with the real world is that we all love Alan here, so hopefully we'll all eventually come down to some kind of understandment.

     

    Claudia~ Thank you a million time for the updates! I've already seen the Japanese Winter Guest Interview. He's so cute when he talks Japanese, And i had already download a couple of another new updates too.. Thank you once again. 

     

    Sue~ thanks for the Snow Cake news! I had this feeling too that the movie gonna be released somehow

     

    Catsplay~ Can you put your 'Dark Diamond' video clip into You Send It? I really want to see it and since i use dial-up, it'll be easier..

     

    Dee~ Another nice ARt.. But don't you think AR's head a little bit too big there? (i mean compared to the lady's head..) Seems a bit unbalance..

     

    And Thank you for the one who provided Alan's new picture from the Evening Standard! He really looks tired, didn't he? But Alas! He still looks great

     

    PS: Happy holiday for anyone who has it! I ain't got any holiday here.. hehehe.. 

     

     

     

    and always

     

     


    Claudia 
    11/30/05 at 09:15 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Gee, I don't know where to start.  I suppose I'll say good morning first! 

     

    I have a ton of email this morning dealing with my comments yesterday and I promise to get to each one of them (private entry included).  I do apologize from the bottom of my heart if I hurt anyone's feelings.  I, nor do I think anyone that agreed with me, meant to hurt anyone. 

     

    I want to once again stress that its the "excessiveness" of the phrases, squeeing, and chit chat that leaves me uncomfortable.  There are private boards and forums that were actually formed for that purpose.  This board is open to anyone and everyone.  We're kind of like a bill board beside the road....everyone can read it and make their mark on it.  Whereas with private groups, you have to actually register to read specific areas and post and participate. 

     

    Vicki, I want to address something you said about people only popping in when they have something negative to say or wave their cyber finger.  The people I think you are commenting on  have been here since this book's inception and have basically backed off posting because of the excessive nature.  And although I welcome everyone here....it really saddens me that these people have backed off. 

     

    There has got to be some middle ground we can all agree on here! 

            

     

     


    Laura 
    11/30/05 at 09:01 AM

    Comments:

    OT

    I was thinking of Dee too: if you read, Dee, can I have your email or would you like to email me?

     


    Christina 
    11/30/05 at 08:57 AM

    Comments:

    And I forgot to say this:

    WhoGirl17 - another writer? too bad Moro isn`t here as well! "Alex", ha? Nice one!!!


    Christina 
    11/30/05 at 08:47 AM

    Comments:

    The screencaps for the Christmas contest are looking great, this will be hard to vote! Keep up the good work everyone!

    And I am so sorry, did I miss anything? What`s with all the "Happy Hollidays"?Is Hanukkah celebrated earlier than Christmas? I pray you will pardon my ignorance, I am partly Jewish myself but never celebrated it.  I am very sorry and I hope I haven`t offended anyone with my lack of knowledge.  

    Dee, is it alright with you if I email you? I wish we could talk about something.


    Laura 
    11/30/05 at 08:43 AM

    Comments:
    Nice find Christina! Thank you for bringing here the pics!
    Christina 
    11/30/05 at 08:39 AM

    Comments:

     Are these from the LA premiere?

     

    Kathy, I responded to your post on the HP page. Nice to know someone is interested as much as I am in the matter!


    Laura 
    11/30/05 at 08:30 AM

    Comments:

    oh, thank you, I thought it could send me to another list of Countries...since Italy is not in that list.

    Thank you again


    sue 
    11/30/05 at 08:25 AM

    Comments:

    Laura, I just cut and pasted that article and the links appeared automatically, they weren't of any significance I think, just back to previous page or something.

     


    Ali-Pat 
    11/30/05 at 07:33 AM

    What is your location? home, for now

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

    Comments:

    Thanks for the Snow Cake news!  This one might actually be released.  AR fans must be the world's leading experts at dealing with delayed gratification by now...

     

    LOL!!!  Private Lives not exactly "politically correct"?  You can't possibly be thinking of lines like, "Some women should be struck regularly, like gongs," can you?

     

    As for the tone of the GB, I'm afraid I must weigh in with the opinions of all the other Old Ones here.  If you have only a limited amount of time to look at posts, like I do, it is frustrating when the signal to noise ratio is low.   

     

    That being said, and please don't be offended by my opinion.

     


    Laurie 
    11/30/05 at 06:54 AM

    What is your location? Vermont

    Comments:

    Inbredwaffle, I'm like you, I have no memory at all, LOL, but I  want to thank all that share all the wonderful AR news they find. I was especially excited about the news on SnowCakes. I look forward to seeing the results of all the hard work Alan has done this past year. He is, as I'm sure everyone HERE will agree, the best actor on the screen and stage today. My biggest hope is that he will do more theatre and I'll get the opportunity to see it!


    Laura 
    11/30/05 at 06:24 AM

    Comments:

    Sue

    thank you for infos about SNow cake.

    the link on the right doesn't work, what was it?


    Inbredwaffle 
    11/30/05 at 05:55 AM

    Comments:

    If I had any sort of memory(and wasn't so sick!lol I can't talk right now so the smilies are great!) I would list names but a huge Thank You! Too all of you!...and a big Happy Holidays!!!

     

    Things have gotten a little (lol) "heated" but I give that to the "drought" and the stressfulness (even that word is stressful)of the season! I am sure I am guilty of a bit of fangirly moments but I really take "teh pudge"  like I take the "sad hens" or the 100 other little terms as nothing but a endearment...but I am glad you brought it up Claudia because I think it is hard for us new to this guest book(at least new to posting) to know how the unspoken rules go..I am all for fun but I come hear first because I know you ladies are hawks(maybe...owls) with the News and I know you meaning nothing but well Claudia!

    (I have to say a glass of wine and a tablespoon of cough syrup have left me a little "cheery")


    Elaine 
    11/30/05 at 04:40 AM

    Comments:

    The "what'sonstage" awards are the one "we" nominated MNiRC for, isn't it? Didn't Sue alert us to the nominations page? Well, seems like we have some clout when needed. Some serious voting required in the next 2 months then.

     

    I see "Snowcake" is being sold here,there and everywhere, but has it been bought by a UK or US company, or are we to assume that goes without saying? Or wil Fortissimo actually release it as well as hawk it around?

     

    And last word from me on controversy. Someone said about those posters who pop in and "wag the finger". I guess I'm one. I used to post here a lot - and have been coming here a lot longer than whoever made this comment. But recently, the board has been filling up with "chit chat" and not anything interesting about the OoOA. So I don't feel I need to post as often, and I know several "old" posters who feel the same. It doesn't mean our contributions are any less valued or anything to be ignored. I agree with Emily. This is not my kitchen. Yes, I chat with friends I have made on this board, but I do it "off" through email and such because I know that posting about my current struggles with work or family, or anything not to do with AR will be totally boring to the majority of readers of this board. Please remember that there are many more lurkers than readers!

     

    'nuff said.  Club 

     

     

      


    RickiNicki 
    11/30/05 at 03:23 AM

    What is your location? somewhere

    Comments:
    Thank you Sue for the Snow Cake update! Finally something new! I'm still wondering when it will come out. It usually takes approximately a year, doesn't it?

    Where does the Theatre Awards take place? Where is Planet Holywood?

    Have to rush to work now...



    Dark Mark 
    11/30/05 at 03:16 AM

    What is your location? Los Angeles

    Comments:

    How about Sir Ridley Scott (the director of "Hannibal" and "Gladiator"?) I think he would do a great job on HBP.


    Dark Mark 
    11/30/05 at 02:58 AM

    What is your location? Los Angeles

    Comments:

    Hello,

     

    re "Winter Guest":

     

    This film has a special place in my heart. In 1996, two great lyric poets passed away suddenly: my great favorite Joseph Brodsky at the age of 56 and Krzysztof Kieslowski at the age of 55, both due to a cardiac arrest. Joseph Brodsky was a poet, and Kieslowski was a film-maker who made the "Three Colors" trilogy. When "Winter Guest" came out in 1997, it repaired me to the point where I could resume my own creative projects. I am thankful

     

    If you like films like "Winter Guest", Kieslowski's works are great films to see. The "Three Colors" trilogy films are called "Red", "White", and "Blue". "Blue" is especially good, and very close to "Winter Guest" in content.

     

     

     

     


    Alba 
    11/30/05 at 02:35 AM

    Comments:
    I wonder what Almodóvar would do with HP??? Actually, I'd probably rather not know. *G*

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

    [View Entry]

    SevrinaSnape 
    11/30/05 at 02:08 AM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:

    Tim Burton would be as bad as Speilberg imposing their own vision to the HP films - Mike Newell and Alfonso Cuaron set a reasonable template to follow - with any luck we will see another British director in place for the remaining films.

     

    If the stories are even remotely correct that I have read - Speilberg was passed over for one of the first two films as he wanted to change the setting to an American high school and cast Haley Joel Osment as Harry - please let that just be an Urban Legend *cringe*

     


    Satai Delenn 
    11/30/05 at 01:37 AM

    Comments:

    CatsPlay,

     

    On behalf of S.W.A.R.F. we wish to thank you for the link to that Holiday video! Everyone is loving it!

     

     

    Quote:
    Oh, and here`s a good one! There`s a petition for Tim Burton to direct the HBP at
    http://www.petitiononline.com/burton6/petition.html
     

     

    *Sigh* I really hope that he is not chosen to direct HBP! I really dislike his work. I saw the nightmare before christmas. I despised it.

     

    Now, someone I'm hoping will direct at least ONE of the films is Stephen Speilberg (sp? damn). Someone here (I think) mentioned that he should direct one of them and at first I couldn't figure out why. Then last night I watched Young Sherlock Holmes which I'd TIVOed and just watching the opening credits and listening to the opening music, I immediately thought, "YES! He'd be PERFECT to direct one of the remaining movies! NOW I understand what that person was thinking when she suggested him!"


    Laura 
    11/30/05 at 01:32 AM

    Comments:

    Alfan ,you risk someone jumps on your throat because speaking of AR's look!

    I agree with you anyway  


    Alfan 
    11/30/05 at 12:49 AM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    Ok, thats the last time i work 16 hours (two 8's-nurse shortage) as i had waaaaayyy too much to read to catch up, but i did notice one thing about the pictures that were larger of Alan this past week,,,,,,,is it just me or,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,am i the only one who loves his natural grey color.i  find greying hair on a sexy man, well, sexy. Much better than the half grey half red thing he had going on last year. But then i loved the blonde look too,,,,,,oh wait, now i cant decide, maybe i should go to sleep and think about it. Um, yup. good night.


    Carly Lynda 
    11/30/05 at 12:07 AM

    What is your location? MONTREAL, Canada

    Comments:
    Alan is slated to be at the "WOS Theatregoers' Choice Awards Bash" held today, November 30th, 2005, as reported by "What's on Stage" News:-

    "
    30th November 2005 - What's on Stage News

    WOS Theatregoers' Choice Awards Bash Held Today


    The shortlists for the fifth annual Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Awards, the only major theatre awards wholly voted for by the paying public, are announced today. Following this afternoon’s star-studded launch party, held at Planet Hollywood (See News, 1 Nov 2004 (sic)), the shortlists will be published online here at Whatsonstage.com, with voting for the eventual winners opening from tomorrow, 1 December 2004 (sic).

    Midweek matinees notwithstanding, representatives from many of 2005’s biggest shows will join this afternoon’s celebrations, including Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, The Big Life, Elmina’s Kitchen, Don Carlos, A Few Good Men, Mary Stuart, Richard II, As You Like It, Shoot the Crow, Glorious!, Some Girl(s), Telstar, Otherwise Engaged, Pillars of the Community, Scrooge, Coram Boy, Death of a Salesman, Tick Tick Boom, Two Thousand Years, My Name Is Rachel Corrie, Henry IV and, just opened last night, Sunday in the Park with George.

    Amongst those individual performers due to attend today’s launch party are: Rob Lowe, Suranne Jones, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Daldry, Sheila Hancock, Haydn Gwynne, Tim Healey, Alan Rickman, Helen McCrory, Anthony Head, Conleth Hill, Lesley Manville, Claire Price, Gary Kemp, Rosemary Ashe, Amanda Drew, Amanda Ryan, Peter Wight, Daniel Evans, Anna-Jane Casey, Charlotte Emmerson, Una Stubbs, Janie Dee, Andrew Scott, Jefferson Mays, Barry Howard, Michael Praed, Rolf Saxon, Clint Dyer, Tameka Empson, Saskia Reeve, Jenny Agutter, Michelle Ryan, Toby Young, Rhashan Stone, Julian Glover, Isla Blair, Charlotte Randle, Daniel Kramer, Earl Carpenter, Clint Dyer, Joseph Millson, Rebecca Johnson, Liza Sadovy, Frances Ruffelle, Giles Terera, Michael O'biora, Graham Bickley, Katherine Kingsley, Jason Pennycooke, Laura Wade, David Eldridge, Simon Stephens, Roger Lloyd Pack, Robert Delamere, Samantha Spiro, Sara Crowe, Scarlet Strallen, Sean Foley, Tamara Harvey, John Gordon Sinclair, Peter Quilter, Lucy Bailey, Ian Gelder, Richard Baron, Sally Ann Triplett, Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson.

    Each year as part of the Awards event, Whatsonstage.com highlights the work of one outstanding arts-related charity. This year’s adopted charity is Sophie’s Silver Lining Fund, which will be represented at Planet Hollywood by patrons David Haig (who recently completed his run in Mary Poppins) and Jenny Agutter. Also taking part in the awards presentations today at Planet Hollywood will be Rosemary Squire - the new president of the Society of London Theatre and co-founder and executive director of the Ambassador Theatre Group, one of the UK’s largest theatre owners - who will speak about the resilience of the West End post-7 July.

    Voting for the final winners of the 2005/6 Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards commences from tomorrow, Thursday 1 December 2005 and continues through December and January with winners announced online simultaneously with the live Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards ceremony – a demonstration of the spectrum of popular and critical opinion – at midday on 31 January 2006. Each week over the next two months, a different awards field will be highlighted on the site.

    Every registered voter will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a luxury three-day theatre break for two, courtesy of one of our sponsors, Superbreak. What’s more, every voter will also receive a £20 voucher to redeem against any Superbreak purchase on http://www.superbreak.com.

    In addition to Planet Hollywood and Superbreak, the sponsors of this year’s Theatregoers’ Choice Awards are playtext publisher Samuel French, arts marketing solution provider London Calling, and the capital magazine Ms London.
    "



    Here is the link to the actual online article:-

    http://www.whatsonstage.com/dl/page.php?page=greenroom&story=E8821133295846


    Conclusion: As of tomorrow, we may be called upon to vote for MNiRC, its sole star, Megan Dodds, and perhaps even for Alan (as "Director" for MNiRC ... hopefully ???).


    Claudia 
    11/29/05 at 11:42 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Finally...something stirring from the Snow Cake camp! Thanks Sue.  

     

    Susan, thanks for the possible background on the use of Soloman Issacs.  I think we can agree that Private Lives isn't the most politically correct play ever written.  What with all the violence to each other and infidelity, etc.  Noel Coward was a controversial figure back in his day as well as his works, I'm sure.

     

    Vicki, someone posted that little tidbit a while back and I have it in line for the site.  Its cute the way he stands back and looks at Mirren in this clip.  LOL  I apologize to whomever shared it with us originally....please let us know who you are. 

     

    WhoGirl17, that picture was purchased and shared with us by Elaine.  I can really see where the picture might have inspired you to write the paragraph you shared with us.  BTW, its very good. 

     


    WhoGirl17 
    11/29/05 at 11:22 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.myspace.com/whogirl17

    Comments:

    Good evening everyone!  I hope every one who celebrated the holiday had a lovely one!  I just have a few little trivial things to say.  First off, because I had some rather unfortunate news this weekend, I've been trying to do something a little extra nice for all the people in my life, so...let me say that I have lurked around a lot of fandoms over the years (I have a lot of loves in my life) and I really do think you ladies are about the most articulate and intelligent bunch I've ever come across.  I think AR would be proud of you/us.  That being said, a few weeks ago someone posted a picture of AR in his dressing room (Arg! So many pages of GB to search through to find correct post!) But anyway, just ahd to thank whoever put that up.  I've had it as my wallpaper ever since!  You see, I'm a writer, and I'm working on a novel at the moment about actors, one of which is a tiny bit based on a certain fella... Here's a little except for your enjoyment :

     

        Someone knocked on the office door and it opened wide.  “Ethan I, oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t realize you were with someone,” said a deep throated man at the door.  Julia starred up at him, wide eyed, her mouth slightly open.  The man was fairly tall and stately with a full head of thick straw coloured hair, which was beginning to go white at the temples.  He quickly ran an enormous hand through it as he smiled slightly at Julia. 

         “Ah, Alex!  Come in, it’s alright, actually, you have impeccable timing,” Ethan exclaimed, standing up and moving to the door.  “Alex, this is Ms. Julia Venice.  She was just reading for me.”  Julia stumbled out of her chair, clutching her script in her hands, still starring at the imposing man.  “Julia, this is Mr. Alexander Stanwick.  He’s one of my co-founders and senior actor of The London Actor’s Rep Theatre.” 

         “Senior actor?  I don’t think I like that title,” Alex sneered at Ethan. 

         Julia made a funny little curtsey and held out her hand.  “I know exactly who you are.  I’m a very great fan of yours,” she stuttered.  Alex nodded politely.

     

    It's coming along rather nicely I think, but as I said above, I just wanted to thank whoever posted that picture.  It had inspired me in ways you cannot fathom Anyway, goonight unto you all.  Keep warm where ever you are!  


    Susan 
    11/29/05 at 10:59 PM

    Comments:
    From chapter 1 of Mark Twain's *The Mysterious Stranger*: "Solomon Isaacs had lent all the money he was willing to put on the house, and gave notice that to-morrow he would foreclose."

    I have no idea if Noel Coward was referring to Twain's particular example of the stereotype of the Jewish money-lender, but the name is Jewish, and it's painful when Amanda and Elyot use it or the abbreviation as they do.  (There's a lot of this sort of unconscious anti-Semitism in things written before about 1960.)  Anyway, A. and E. are very much of their time and class--as the director and cast knew when they decided to retain in the script lines that now raise eyebrows for sexism and racism as well.

    Vicki 
    11/29/05 at 07:17 PM

    What is your location? Los Angeles

    Comments:

    *Heavy Sigh*  I feel like Lupin's full moon boggart after he turned it into a balloon....pffffffffffffffttttttt....

     

    Just when I thought the GB was relaxing a bit and returning to a carefree environment where people can gather, exchange info, and laugh a little...the heavy hand of controversy rears it's ugly head again. 

     

    This is a great place.  What makes it great is it can be BOTH fun and informative at the SAME TIME!!  This shouldn't be a place that is restricted to strictly current project's news nor should it be strictly a silly, fan-girlie fest either.  I think Claudia tries to keep a good balance on both and this is HER guestbook.  When SHE feels it's tipping too far one way or the other she will let it be known. 

     

    I have a difficult time with those who only pop in when there is something negative to contribute and seem to enjoy wagging their cyber fingers at others who unwittingly, but innocently may have crossed a line (kind of like what I'm doing now?)  So, let's just let Claudia handle it from now on and I will vow to keep my mouth shut on this subject from here on out (which I will happily emphasize with a smiley).

     

    Now, that being said, did anyone happen to catch the 101 Crimes of Fashion on E! channel?  Coming in at number 42 was Helen Mirren who wore an elegant black dress to an awards show but was dissed for her feathery hat.  Apparently a fashion no-no.  Well, who was standing behind her looking absolutely gorgeous?  None other than AR himself.  Maybe he presented the award.  Sorry, I can't remember what award it was or if they said the year but I'm guessing that it might have been around the time of Anthony & Cleopatria.  E! seems to rerun these shows a lot, so if they do and someone has a VCR ready, remember it's #42 and maybe Claudia can add it to her TV page. 

     

    I hope all my fellow countrymen had a good holiday.  I had four days of non-stop relatives.  I'm still trying to recover. 

     

    Dee - I got the recipe for Bruleed Mashed Sweet Potatoes from here but I found the original recipe to be a little bland.  For extra flavor, I went a little heavier on the spices and I added 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and some grated orange zest.  Next time I may add a splash of orange juice or maybe even some brandy! *hic*


    sue 
    11/29/05 at 07:06 PM

    Comments:

    And similar from UKFilmCouncil:

     

     

    International Buyers Hot for Snow Cake

    November 02, 2005 - London     

    Several international buyers have already snapped up British director Marc Evans’s latest feature film Snow Cake starring Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver and Carrie-Anne Moss.

    The film has already been sold to various territories by Fortissimo Films including:

    DCA in Argentina, Dendy in Australia A Film in Benelux, Imagem in Brazil, Village Roadshow in Greece, United King in Israel, Media Film International in Korea and Thailand, Monolith in Poland, Lusomundo in Portugal, Svensk in Scandinavia and Media in Thailand.

    Snow Cake, produced by Gina Carter and Andrew Eaton at Revolution Films and written by Angela Pell, tells the story of a driver (Rickman) who starts a curious but cathartic friendship with Linda - an eccentric, autistic mother (Weaver) and a passionate affair with her neighbour (Moss) after an accident involving Linda’s daughter. 

    Executive producers are Robert Jones, Michael Winterbottom and Henry Normal.  Fortissimo Films is handling international sales.  The film is funded with the support of £1.1 million of National Lottery money from the UK Film Council’s Premiere Fund.

    For further information contact:

    Shirley Henry
    UK Film Council Communications
    T: +44 (0)20 7861 7901/7508
    E: ress@ukfilmcouncil.org.uk" target=_blank>press@ukfilmcouncil.org.uk
    www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk


    sue 
    11/29/05 at 07:01 PM

    Comments:

    From Fortissimo Films:

     

    FORTISSIMO SELLS NEW TERRITORIES ON UK DRAMA SNOW CAKE


    Fortissimo Films has sold UK feature Snow Cake to several more territories.

    The new deals are with DCA in Argentina, A Film in Benelux, United King in Israel, Media Film International in Korea and Thailand, Monolith in Poland, and Lusomundo in Portugal.

    Marc Evans' dramatic feature, written by Angela Pell, stars Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver and Carrie-Anne Moss in a story about an autistic mother who loses her daughter. Gina Carter and Andrew Eaton produced for Revolution Films, with Robert Jones, Michael Winterbottom, and Henry Normal executive producing.


    In previously announced deals during Cannes, Fortissimo sold Snow Cake to Svensk in Scandanavia, Dendy in Australia and New Zealand, Imagem in Brazil and Village Roadshow in Greece.


    The film is partially funded by the UK Film Council's Premiere Fund.



    | By Wendy Mitchell in Santa Monica | 03 November 2005


    Claudia 
    11/29/05 at 06:54 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Oh goodie, Meeressternchen!  My email is above.  I look forward to reading all your thoughts on Alice Trilogy

     

    Dark Mark, its so interesting and different to hear from someone that actually came to admire AR because of the Winter Guest.  Of course I want to see him in front of the camera but I wish he would do more directing.

     

    I don't see the resemblance between AR and the great Sir Peter Ustinov but that's not to say there isn't.    

     

    Here's my "came to admire AR" story.  I had not seen Die Hard but thank heavens my beloved Mother did!  When she and I went to see Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves in the cinema, both of our jaws hit the floor when the Sheriff pulled away that white mask.  My mother said "You do know who that is don't you?"  And of course I had to admit that I didn't.  She told me who he was and then said "You really needed to see Die Hard".  The next thing I saw him in was Truly Madly Deeply and that's when I became a full fledged Rick-nut! 

     


    Meeressternchen 
    11/29/05 at 06:40 PM

    Comments:

    *putting aside all the emotional background that the poor man's belly could cause*

    Claudia, I have finished writing the theatre report of Alice trilogy, if you are still interested (I do not know whether it is of any interest to the ladies here - it is a very critical review and concentrates rather on the theatre aspects), and I have also written the after talk summary along several pics taken (could also provide scans of leaflet pages). If you give me your e-mail addie I will mail as I am unsure how to upload all this coherently to the GB.


    Satai Delenn 
    11/29/05 at 06:33 PM

    Comments:

    Quote:
    Christina  
    Today at 05:19 PM

    What is your location?
    off to bed

    Comments:

    Satai, may I ask what do you study? I know you mentioned statistics a while back.
    In a way I admire your indifference, but that`s not the right word for it. Your attitude I mean. But sadly it`s also a reason on account of which you could be missundesrtood. I`m sure many think this way but just don`t admitt it. But be careful, it could also be considered as "malice". I know this because I used to be this way. I become more flexible with time, when I started realising that life is full of compromises and one has to adapt to every situation.I hope you don`t mind me saying this, I don`t blame you or anyone here, I like you too much to ever say anything like that.

    But look at us, the Hollydays are almost here and what do we do? "Quarreling like an old married couple!" (sorry,I just HAD to use that!It`s one of my favorite lines from PoA) I think everyone understood everyone`s point of view so we really should let this thing go.

     

     

    Christina,

     

    I'm an Anthropology major with a minor in Justice Studies (or I will be hopefully in May). I used to be quiet, complacent, agreeable and cow-tow to the world up until very recently. Not many people noticed me or cared about me. I have very few friends. I have recently come to believe that I just don't care anymore. If people don't want to like me, fine. They don't have to. I know who and what I am. I am kind, gentle, nice, but I'm also, angry, sarcastic and crass at times. Lately the latter half of my personality has come to surface. I'm tired of being quiet and nice. Never got me anywhere. I've decided that I'm going to speak my mind whether or not people agree with me. I'm tired about worrying about everyone else's opinions and bowing down to others for approval. If people want to like me, fine. If not, fine. I'm done keeping quiet when I disagree with things, and I'm done bowing down to the majority when I feel I have something to say. No matter how appropriate or inappropriate it may be to others. I have recently looked at it this way. I don't know what I was put on this earth for, but it wasn't for people to like since very few people do whether I'm nice or not.


    Lucy 
    11/29/05 at 06:29 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:
    Hello, Orinoko!

    I watched Die Hard first when I was in college. I didn't even know who Alan Rickman was back then, but I was thinking of Hans, "He's gorgeous. Why am I thinking this? He's EVIL!" The obsession didn't start until I saw him again as Snape. Watching DH again, I appreciate the performance that much more, and I am no longer wondering why I think such an evil character is so drop-dead gorgeous. It's the actor.

    He's even sexier as Viscomte de Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, though, I think!

    Orikono 
    11/29/05 at 06:05 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:

    Thank you for your warm welcome, Claudia.  I really love all the hard work you have put into this site.  I've learnt a great deal about Alan Rickman.

     

    Reading Dark Mark's comment, I realised I hadn't introduced myself properly either...  I live in London now but I'm Japanese studying in London.

     

    It was around the HP and the philosopher's stone that made me start to wonder who was acting Snape.  He's such an evil character but there was this something that really attracted my attention.  Then, I think it was last year, I rented Die Hard (I had seen it ages ago when I was a kid) just to remind myself the story.  After watching it, I wondered who was playing the role of Hans Grubert.  To my embrassment, for the past 12 or 13 years, I had been thinking that the actor playing Hans was a German actor!  I just wish I had noticed him much earlier...


    Alba 
    11/29/05 at 06:04 PM

    Comments:
    I applaud Claudia et al for saying what I believe others have been thinking. I think it's a telltale sign that we've seen posts today from people who don't post too often, myself included. Like others, I come here to find out what's going in AR's world and enjoy discussions, debates and sometimes silly banter, but all within what I consider to be appropriate information to share in a public forum such as this. It's not a downer or taking away all the fun, just putting it into a different perspective. No finger pointing, no name calling. Just another opinion.

    kathy 
    11/29/05 at 06:02 PM

    Comments:

    May I offer my favorite apology from a Fish Called Wanda by John Cleese....(upside down)

     

     

    I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact and was in no way fair comment and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future

     

     

    So may I offer

     

    Wanda

     

    as our word for --lets be friends and get on with the appreciation of the OoOA?

     

    I think he knows we know he is adorable.  I think he likes it that we think he's adorable and he his aware of his own adorableness and can turn it on when he wants to.  It keeps us coming back for more...Huh ? what did I just say??

     


    Dark Mark 
    11/29/05 at 05:40 PM

    What is your location? Los Angeles, California

    Comments:

    Hello All,

     

    all the discussion of the GB etiquette made me feel self-conscious and I realized that even though I dropped in a few times, I have never actually introduced myself properly.

     

    I am from LA. Ironically, I first discovered Mr. Rickman's work as a director of "Winter Guest", and only then I realized that he was a great actor too. When I first saw his pictures, I thought he resembled another actor I love, Sir Peter Ustinov. (let's see if the link works).

     

     


    Dee 
    11/29/05 at 05:39 PM

    Comments:

    Sigh...


    Christina 
    11/29/05 at 05:35 PM

    Comments:
    I did a quick google sreach and all i could come up that seemed somewhat special was a Mark Twain refference, but as MT is really not my field of expertise, I will also wait patiently for an answer. You know what would be really fun? If it was just a random name with no specific relevance!
    CatsPlay 
    11/29/05 at 05:29 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Yes, Christina, you are right.  I looked it up in my Private Lives book and they abbreviated it to "Sollocks" (spelled that way).  I am curious, now, about the significance of the words/name and why Elyot chose them.  I am guessing someone more scholarly than I will chime in with an answer!


    Christina 
    11/29/05 at 05:19 PM

    What is your location? off to bed

    Comments:

    Satai, may I ask what do you study? I know you mentioned statistics a while back.
    In a way I admire your indifference, but that`s not the right word for it. Your attitude I mean. But sadly it`s also a reason on account of which you could be missundesrtood. I`m sure many think this way but just don`t admitt it. But be careful, it could also be considered as "malice". I know this because I used to be this way. I become more flexible with time, when I started realising that life is full of compromises and one has to adapt to every situation.I hope you don`t mind me saying this, I don`t blame you or anyone here, I like you too much to ever say anything like that.

    But look at us, the Hollydays are almost here and what do we do? "Quarreling like an old married couple!" (sorry,I just HAD to use that!It`s one of my favorite lines from PoA) I think everyone understood everyone`s point of view so we really should let this thing go.


    Satai Delenn 
    11/29/05 at 05:04 PM

    Comments:

    Quote:
    Ali-Pat  
    Today at 04:06 PM

    What is your location?
    uhhhh, what?

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

    Comments:

    My apologies, Satai--don't know where I got the impression you were of Indian origin.  Sorry! 

     

    As for the pudginess on the list of late--of all AR's glorious physical qualities, why focus on that one? 

     

    lol. It's ok Ali-Pat, lol. No offense taken. I am guessing it's because of the prefix in my username that might have given you that indication. It does sound rather Indian doesn't it? lol. Actually it's the title of my favorite character from Babylon 5. The character in question of course being, Delenn. Her full title among her people is/was Satai Delenn.

     

    Christina,

     

    Thanks for the second link. It worked. Those pics were great. Made me smile!

     

     

     

    Now, as for the current "bone of contention". "Teh Pudge" and "Squeee"? Ok, c'mon, these are small things in the world and I think we should focus on more important things. If people want to use these terms to express their feelings and themselves, why is that so bad? Personally, it used to irk me to see "Teh" instead of "The" because I thought it meant people didn't know how to spell. Then I came to understand that it is just a way of specifically expressing the word when in association of something special regarding AR, and I got used to it and it no longer bothers me. In fact, I've been known to use it on occasion. As for "Squee". Well, for me it seems to express something very well and I have no qualms on using it. Just because I use it on occasion to express myself doesn't make me (or anyone else) juvenile for using it. It's just another form of expression.

     

    As for being serious and such? Yeah, ok, lets be serious when we have to be, but let's cut loose a little and have some fun too. The world (and the AR boards, not just here but ANYWHERE) would be a very boring place if everyone is serious all the time. I come here to talk to people and find out more info on my favorite man Alan! I like to see people cutting loose here and having fun. If I wanted seriousness and intellectual talk all the time, I'd sit in my classes 24-7! I like intellectual discussions as much as the next person but my AR obsession is fun and I like having fun with other AR members.

     

    As for offending people? I know I have. I make no apologies for it and I'm sure I'll offend others in the future. Why won't I apologize for it? Because it is part of life. It happens. We can't please everyone all the time and I'm not going to sit around wondering whom I've offended etc. If someone is offended by something I've said in the past or in the future, AND they've come forth and specifically said, "Why did you say that? That is offensive, please don't say that again." I may question them on it, but eventually if it's a valid point, I will apologize to that person and try to correct it from happening again. But someone is going to have to tell me I'm offending them because otherwise I'm not going to worry myself over it. And I'm sure I've just offended someone(s) with what I've just said, but again, that is part of life. No one is going to agree with everyone or what everyone says.


    Christina 
    11/29/05 at 05:04 PM

    Comments:
    Oh I love that part in the play! But then they say that Solomon Isaacs is too long so they transform it into Solocs, or something like that.
    Reedpipe 
    11/29/05 at 05:04 PM

    What is your location? CT

    Comments:
    Beat me to it, CatsPlay! I don't know what it means.
    Reedpipe 
    11/29/05 at 05:03 PM

    What is your location? CT

    Comments:
    Solomon Isaacs!
    CatsPlay 
    11/29/05 at 04:57 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Claudia, I looked it up.  It was "Solomon Isaacs".   What/who does it mean?


    Claudia 
    11/29/05 at 04:54 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

      Sorry, but my mind is on other things and can't remember right now but what was the secret word that Amanda and Elyot had between them?? 

     


    CatsPlay 
    11/29/05 at 04:45 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Claudia,

     

    Maybe we should make up a special word or phrase that we can holler out if we find someone going over the edge, like Elyot and Amanda did in Private Lives?  Then 5 minutes of silence.  No, make that 2 1/2 minutes.

     


    Claudia 
    11/29/05 at 04:37 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I never ever meant harm to anyone's feelings.  This is just something that has been bugging me a bit and how else can we be aware of other's feelings if we don't try to discuss them openly?

     

    Christina, I agree with you on doing this when it first started but its kind hard to do that when you're just not sure its just a once or twice kind of thing (which is tolerable) or if it will continue on and on. 

     

    Yes, a fair amount of squeeing and fan-girly stuff is welcome here.  How else will we get a laugh around here?  I mean you can only be dead serious for so long. 

     

     

     

     


    Christina 
    11/29/05 at 04:30 PM

    Comments:

    Satai, if this doesn`t work either http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=jophelpsjapan 

    please let me know and I will email them to you. It must be the server, try copying the link and paste it into your adress bar, sometimes that works better.

     

    As it seems this discussion is getting more and more heated, I would like to apologize if I ever made a comment that offended anyone. I will watch my words better in the future and try to be more restrained.

     But I also think this discussion should have taken place when the whole thing began, that way we all could have avoided anyone feeling offended here.


    Susan 
    11/29/05 at 04:19 PM

    Comments:
    I agree with Emily when she says, "I come here to read new stuff about AR and maybe some intelligent discussion. I think people forget that this is a public board and not someone's kitchen."  (There is no way to  refer to "the pudge" respectfully;  it's discussing AR intimately and as an object.)

    Michelle 
    11/29/05 at 04:15 PM

    Comments:

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the term "Teh Pudge" originate over on LiveJournal, with Serpentrix, Mortifyd and a few other users.   All meant in good humour, of course.  I mean; there have been copius amounts of posts all dedicated to 'it'.  Each of them in homage and in no way vicious, etc.

     

    It wasn't coined and pointed out on it's own.  If I remember correctly, it was just another affectionate name given to that part of the body, along with "Teh Hands", "Teh Nose" .... and "Teh Bulge".  *coughs*

     

    Like I said; 'Teh Man' (see what I did there ) has a lot of devoted fans.  None of whom mean him any harm or offense and I'm sure they'd cease all talk of this if they ever, EVER thought he'd be hurt in any way by what they say.


    Christina 
    11/29/05 at 04:12 PM

    Comments:
    That`s just the thing, I don`t think anyone was focusing particulary on that one. May I remind you the hands subject and the hair, the voice and the list could go on. I hope no one is making this thing bigger than it should.
    Ali-Pat 
    11/29/05 at 04:06 PM

    What is your location? uhhhh, what?

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

    Comments:

    My apologies, Satai--don't know where I got the impression you were of Indian origin.  Sorry! 

     

    As for the pudginess on the list of late--of all AR's glorious physical qualities, why focus on that one? 


    Christina 
    11/29/05 at 04:06 PM

    Comments:
    Satai, I`m so sorry about the link. But if you want, I could send them to you by email.
    Christina 
    11/29/05 at 04:00 PM

    Comments:
    It seems we have reached another touchy subject.

    IMHO, I think we have proven to be a very different fan-base by now. We can talk about literature and theatre for days but I think there are times we could all use a good gag. I think Red Tango`s site, for example, is the living proof for that.
    Of course, when we see a movie or a play we comment on how wonderful he acted(or not, though I think that is highly unlikely to happen),the manner in wich he choose to portray his character and endless other subjects. But when we see a new picture I think it`s impossible not to focus on his physical qualities.Remember that when Peekabooh returned from London everyone was just craving for details like "was his elbow soft or how did he smell like?" Let`s face it, he is a brilliant actor and I`m sure that`s what everybody apreciates first, but I don`t think this GB would exist if we didn`t feel he is a very handsome man as well. You have to take the full picture. And I don`t find anything wrong with having a few laughs or hinting at situations like "the coffee table". I think it`s all part of the charm here.

    But I understand your concern, Claudia, as well. In return I would just like to suggest that if anyone should feel annoyed by any comment, than I find it only proper for that person to state here and now "I found your comment rather cheeky or innapropriate". And I`m sure we could reach an agreement. I say deal with the cards on the table. We should be honest to each other, without holding grudges of course and speak plainly.
    And I`m sure everyone who has been here long enough will know that no one speaks about "teh pudge" or whatever in a disrespectful manner.But if that happens, I am sure everyone who commented on this particular matter will present their apologies(myself included, of course).

    And now, returning to other pressing matters : On the IMDB page of OoTP it says that only the trio and Jason Isaacs signed for sure. (I can`t remember if it said about Gambon as well) What about the others????????

    Oh, and here`s a good one! There`s a petition for Tim Burton to direct the HBP at
    http://www.petitiononline.com/burton6/petition.html
    Now that`s not exactly my "cuppa tea" as Claudia stated earlier.(And no, I wouldn`t send a gift to my favorite actor either. But I think Dee`s work is very different and don`t see how can anyone not apreciate it. Keep up the good work Dee!)
    CatsPlay 
    11/29/05 at 03:52 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    I'd just like to make an honest comment.  I think it can be difficult, uponing joining in to a new community/message board such as this one, for a new person to get an in-depth feel for the 'lay of the land' and the 'unwritten' standards that may already be in place within the community.  Being relatively new, I've come to realize that considering these factors is important to fitting in and not offending others.  I understand that the board leader and members are comfortable with a certain 'tone', and respect that completely.

     

    I know that I am guilty of frequently trying to 'be funny' or drooling, but personally, I try to balance that by also contributing more serious or insightful information on an equal basis.   I'm sure we all have nothing but absolute respect for AR and his work.  But the truth of the matter is, part of his persona and his public image is also his look, and I find it difficult not to comment on that from time to time.

     

    I will continue to try and be conscious of these factors.  I think Claudia does a wonderful job of maintaining balance.


    Claudia 
    11/29/05 at 03:52 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Laura, Emily didn't call anyone stupid. She was calling the phrases "teh pudge" and "squeeing" stupid. 

     


    Laura 
    11/29/05 at 03:48 PM

    Comments:

    it's incredible to ask respect for who's not reading and not having respetc for who is reading and writing daily.

    sorry, but it is offensive


    Laura 
    11/29/05 at 03:46 PM

    Comments:

    calling stupid people here  is offensive Emily.

    no one called you any bad word

    You feel better than others.

    good for you


    barbara 
    11/29/05 at 03:38 PM

    What is your location? NZ

    Comments:

    I'm with Claudia with this one. The harping on about AR's body is a bit too fan-girly some times. Don't think we'd like it if a lot of men drooled over say, Judi Dench's boobs on a GB equivalent. My two pence.


    Emily 
    11/29/05 at 03:35 PM

    Comments:

    I'm with you on "teh pudge", Claudia. This phrase and "squee" makes me want to puke (sorry, hope nobody's eating) when I read them. They are just stupid, IMHO. I think actually the "hip" misspelling of "the" is what irritates me more than "pudge". And "squee" just makes me cringe. I like AR, but I don't need to drool about him and act like a 12 year old.  And I dont come here for chummy chatter, I come here to read new stuff about AR and maybe some intelligent discussion. I think people forget that this is a public board and not someone's kitchen. Private Live Journal communities or Yahoo groups are the place to talk about deeply personal matters like marriages and weight issues. That way, you know exactly who is reading you, and you would know that everyone is coming to the group looking for the same thing.  Would people post their phone numbers or ATM codes on this site?  No, of course not. So why discuss personal lives out in the open? 

     

     


    Claudia 
    11/29/05 at 03:35 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    According to Dictionary.com:


    pudge
    The barn owl; -- called also pudge, and pudge owl. [Prov. Eng.]

    pudge

    n : a short fat person

     

    I always thought that the reference to "teh pudge" was meant to refer to the midsection or gut.  Maybe I've been wrong on the meaning all along.  But either way...its not flattering. 

     

    On the other hand, and I am very very guilty of this, I think he would have the same reaction to all my squeeing and "bouncy tube top blonde" happiness when I see a new picture of him.  So that might be nerve racking for others. 

     

    I suppose it is true...you really can't please everyone all of the time. 

     

       

     

     


    Satai Delenn 
    11/29/05 at 03:31 PM

    Comments:

    Quote:
    Christina  
    Today at 10:50 AM

    Comments:
    Ho Ho Ho, my merry ladies!
    Just pulled myself up from the floor after falling off the chair watching the video that Catsplay posted. As Ron would say...WICKED!
    Well I`m free at last, my troublesome nephew is gone and now finnaly I can study for my driver`s license. This, of course, if I cut back on "AR searching" but seriously, how can one do that with all of the new goodies that pop up here every day?! This is really frustrating!
    Thea, it`s ok, how could I be upset? I`ll respond as soon as I can, tomorrow we`re celebrating St. Andrew here (it`s a sort of Orthodox Halloweeen) and I have to organise a party (what am I here???) and the day after tomorrow we`re celebrating our National Day so I`ll be pretty hooked.
    Satai, I found this on my daily "HP walk" and instantaneous thought of you! These are some pics with the Phelps twins at the Japanese premiere. Hope the link works.
    http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/MTarchives/008070.php

    Any news on Nobel Son or Snow Cake? I haven`t found anything lately

     

    Christina, thanks for the link, but I got an error message when I clicked on it.

     

    Incidentally, when I went to class today, one of my classmates told me that she saw me on TV on the news the night of the midnight premiere and that I looked all "giggly and happy", lol. Well, yeah, lol. I met the Twins! Of course I was "giggly and happy"! And if it'd been our dear Alan, I would have been, "giggly and happy" followed by passed out at Teh Man's feet!!!! lol.


    sue 
    11/29/05 at 03:29 PM

    Comments:

    Quote:

    Elaine, 

     this word "pudge" could have another meaning or sense?

     

    Pudge basically means getting fat. Whilst obviously meant lightheartedly some people may or may not find this offensive.


    Satai Delenn 
    11/29/05 at 03:28 PM

    Comments:

    Quote:
    Ali-Pat  
    Today at 09:28 AM

    What is your location?
    attempting to actually do what I am paid for but not succeeding

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

    Comments:

    Chicken Tikka Masala!  There was just a lengthy discussion of this dish on one of my librarian mailing lists.  What a co-incidence!  Seems to be some sort of chicken cutlet covered with a gravy seasoned with garam masala (a mixture of cinnamon, cumin, coriander, cardamom, cloves, mace, and black pepper).  It is an Indian dish--pehaps Satai can tell us more?

     

    Claudia, thanks for mopping up after me. 

     

    Ummm..... I'm flattered that you would think I have knowledge in this area, but I'm not Indian/Hindu. I have no knowledge of this dish. I'm just a measley Anthropology student, lol. Sounds like a good dish though!


    Laura 
    11/29/05 at 03:18 PM

    Comments:

    Elaine, 

     this word "pudge" could have another meaning or sense?

    May I ask for the ..mmm.....original word or the correct one ?

    I see everyone understands it, so I believed it was my dictionary's fault because old ://

    I agree , Claudia, that if I was AR, I would not take it too well about people talking always of my look but how many men can say: hey, all these people like me for how I am? And even "faults"(at someone else's eyes, maybe!) are what everybody like more and more because he's so true and not a plastic man? He can really be proud of his work because we all like him for how he works and watching and watching we noticed also that he's a nice man


    Elaine 
    11/29/05 at 03:06 PM

    Comments:

    Hooray! AR is back on these shores!!

     

    I can see Claudia's point. This is a public board, remember. Yeah, it's fine to chat and have a laugh "on the sofa" as it were, but we're not sitting on a sofa or all meeting up in a cafe. This is a board for AR fans to talk about AR. It may be okay in the US but constant use of words like "pudge" are quite offensive to some people. It's not always easy to work out what is meant as "a laugh" or "friendly banter" or if it's more than that. I hold up my hand becuse I am guilty, too, but it is getting a bit overworked now and if AR did read this, he may wonder if we really are the sort of fans he wants.

     

    And Chicken Tikka Masla is a curry ( I like it described as a Cutlet with gravy!). Curry is a wonderful institution in this country, and CTM is one of the nicest (IMHO) (followed closely by Kashmiri Chicken and a nice Thai Red Curry...yum!) Don't forget the pilau rice, mango chutney, Nan bread, onion bhajees, sag aloo, and Bombay potatoes! Hungry 


    Claudia 
    11/29/05 at 02:59 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Ohhh nooo Laura.  I'm not irritated with any one person at all.  And I don't want to be a downer for anyone.   

     

    I think what makes me the most nervous is that when I read stuff like this about anyone (its not just AR), I try to put myself in that person's place.  And I know that "teh pudge" and "panda" talk are meant in good fun and is not meant to hurt anyone's feelings at all.  Also, I "feel" (for I certainly don't know him) that AR has a very good sense of humor but to see the chatter about these things over and over again after the emergence of each new picture...its just puzzling for me to see the humor in it time and time again. 

       


    Laura 
    11/29/05 at 02:45 PM

    Comments:

    Claudia, I hope I won't make you more nervous than you are but I believe it's just a chatty talk, in the best meaning possible.

    For how I feel it it's a talk between friends: when you watch a movie you speak about acting or story, when you listen aun audio file you discuss the voice and the sound, when you see a photo you commenth the look: hair, face, body....it can be childish or silly, I can't say it's the most mature thing to do but it's how we would talk by meeting in person. And when there is stuff to talk about it's cool...when there is not friends don't stop to talk, maybe the focus moves to other sides. And why not since it can give a smile without hurting anyone? After all no one is criticizing saying something ugly or bad...it's always the nicest way possible. Am I wrong? Forgive me if I irritate you or others, I hope not, it's just my point of view. I understand that everyone can read the GB but we're not paid to do serious and heavy posts and life is already heavy enough. AR makes a job that  is entertaining and that allows to fly with our mind from daily thoughts...why turning all back to heavy?

    my apology if I wrote something annoying.

    I'm for peace, nice company, smiles, talks etc.

    {{ }}


    Claudia 
    11/29/05 at 02:25 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Oh and thank you Dee for cleaning off the watermark!  You guys are so darn good and quick! 

     

    I think he looks great and I just don't understand why he seems to be ducking away from photographers these days! 

     

    Gifts to The Man.  Although I feel like I am a giving person...I just don't feel "it" to send anything (gift or letter) to AR or any other celebrity.  Of course, this does not make it wrong for anyone else to send him gifts.  Its just not for me...its not my "cuppa tea".  There are lots of fans and groups out there that have months long planning towards gifts for his Christmas and birthday.  Some gifts make better sense than others, I'm afraid.     

     

    Dee, I think a booklet of your ARt would be a great idea.  However, don't expect him to have it on his coffee-table.    I've always enjoyed your ARt and have even found it educational too....yes...educational! 

     

    "Teh pudge"  To be perfectly honest with yall....I haven't the slightest clue as to where this phrase came from but its certainly a popular one for some.  I know how grouchy this is going to sound but I just can't help myself today and I hope yall will forgive me (maybe its because its my first day back at work...YUK!)  But why do we always feel the need to use that phrase....or even talk about it any time a new AR picture makes its way to us?  I don't know about yall, but since this board is such an open forum unlike that LiveJournals or .php boards, maybe I'm just getting paranoid about it.  I really am curious about this why all "teh pudge" focus.

       

     

     

         

     

     


    Claudia 
    11/29/05 at 01:53 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     

    A huge welcome to Orikona!  I'm so sorry I didn't do this earlier!  We're a great group and I hope you will join us as often as you can.

     

    Lex, no problem and what a neat idea. 

     

    Wooo hoooo Sue and Lurking Pal!  Thank you sooo much for the new pic in larger version!

     


    Christina 
    11/29/05 at 01:35 PM

    Comments:
    me again, just wanted to say: Dee and Kathy, I read your latest posts on the HP spoilers forum and had something to add.
    Christina 
    11/29/05 at 01:06 PM

    What is your location? *banging head on desk from laughter*

    Comments:

    "a nice healthy soft one" !!!   I just love the way everyonetalks about it (teh pudge) here, like it`s his baby or something! Oh now that just made my day! good one, Laura!


    Laura 
    11/29/05 at 12:58 PM

    Comments:

    the pudge gone?

    I see a nice healthy soft one!


    CatsPlay 
    11/29/05 at 12:58 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Claudia, can you do me a quick favor and check your email as soon as you can, thanks (unrelated topic)!

     

    Christina -- I bet that was my subconscience (sp?) speaking as I definitely did not realize 'what I had said' until I re-read my post!


    Christina 
    11/29/05 at 12:51 PM

    Comments:

    Yes, Catsplay, the subconscient talks for you! Coffee table, ha? Aren`t we stylish?!


    CatsPlay 
    11/29/05 at 12:45 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    I agree, he looks very trim there.  Yes, Christina, yay for FOOFY hair!!    Still laughing about that coffee table thing...   :-)


    Christina 
    11/29/05 at 12:40 PM

    Comments:

    And a million thanks to your lurking pall as well!


    Christina 
    11/29/05 at 12:38 PM

    Comments:

    Forgot to thank Santa Sue for the fabulous photo! Hugs and SQUEEEEEs down your way!

    Oh noooooo!!!! Teh pudge is gone!!!! Or is it only my impression? He looks great! (fuffy too! )


    Dee 
    11/29/05 at 12:37 PM

    Comments:

    *snort* on the coffeetable!! I caught that immediately!! From your mouth to God's ear..!


    Laura 
    11/29/05 at 12:35 PM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:

    thank you for the larger photo, Sue and lurking pal

    and thank you Christine for the other pics!


    Dee 
    11/29/05 at 12:34 PM

    Comments:

    Thanks Sue!!! squeeeeeee!

    Very cool tucked-in shirt, a glimpse of teh hands, great hair...and look at that sunset in the background! I still thinks he looks a bit strained...but it's so good to see him! I've missed teh fellow!

     


     

     


    Christina 
    11/29/05 at 12:33 PM

    Comments:

    Dee - what do you mean, you`re still thinking about it? Girl, I thought I knew you better! You go grab those magnificent paintings and send them to teh man right away! Don`t dissapoint me! Just kidding of course, it`s your decision but I think it would be a very nice gesture because we`re not talking about some sick teen fan -fic! these are high class works of art! Not to mention they`re funny as well! I say go for it!

    (as long as you`re not planning to put him in some Degas painting wearing a tu tu!!!   that`s for our eyes only!


    CatsPlay 
    11/29/05 at 12:31 PM

    Comments:

    Oh, brother.  Just realized this could be interpreted the 'wrong(?)' way......

    Quote:
     

    "you'd have a better chance ending up on his coffee table going that route..."

     

    Dee, do you want to end up on his coffee table or not...??!!


    CatsPlay 
    11/29/05 at 12:27 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Dee,

     

    Honestly, I don't think that comes across as obsessed.  I think it comes across as extremely thoughtful.  You'll have a better chance ending up on his coffee table going that route.  Go for it!

     

    YES -- thank you Sue for the pic!!!!  I don't think he looks tired there at all, I think he looks faboo!  The hair is especially luscious!  Although if he really was in Bergdorfs in NYC just a few days ago, then he possibly is tired.


    Sue 
    11/29/05 at 12:17 PM

    Comments:

    The ES Theatre Awards Pic courtesy of a lurking pal!!


    Dee 
    11/29/05 at 12:13 PM

    Comments:

    CatsPlay - I knew someone suggested it, I just couldn't remember who! Thanks! I have the equipment to make my own book, but...IF I send them, I don't think I'd want to go that far. A "real" book might come across a bit over-the-top obscessed. Perhaps just a simple, yellow envelope...*covered with wet kisses and tear-stains, phone numbers, home address, indecent proposals, naked self portraits, smears of buttertarts and all my undying love...and...*snort*just teasing*

     

    Christine - ahh yes...Snape art can make you blush, can't it? I confess that I didn't even know what the word "slash" meant until a Goggle Search for Snape! What can I say...I lead a sheltered life! But I'm talking about the photo manipulations I make that puts AR into famous paintings: Chagal, Monet, Tissott... I thought it might make him laugh...or cringe! Just can't decide if it's a good idea...don't want to be embarrassed (or arrested)!


    Christina 
    11/29/05 at 11:55 AM

    Comments:

    Hey, I found these in the Mugglenet archive and thought not everyone here had the chance to see them. If they`re old news, sorry. They`re from the PoA premiere.

     

     

     

    Oh, the good old panda days.... he he he!

    Oh and dee - I don`t think sending Snape drawings would be such a good ideea, I mean, if you search Snape on google you`ll most prabably be sick by the end of your tour. "Kinky" doesn`t even begin to describe it! LOL! But maybe some ahem...innocent drawings of teh man would be quite a good ideea!


    CatsPlay 
    11/29/05 at 11:50 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Dee,

     

    I suggested awhile back, maybe you missed it, that you have a custom book made of your ARtwork and send it to him!  I can't imagine that he wouldn't think it was absolutely wonderful!  Here is a company that will print a 'real book'

     

    http://www.mypublisher.com/default.php

     

     


    Dee 
    11/29/05 at 11:34 AM

    Comments:

    Ali Pat - Do you mean there is no audio copy of Billy & Me out there anywhere? That would be a horrible shame!

     

    Evening standard award photo - Gee...no other photo of him? That's disappointing. I wanted to see that tucked-in shirt a little closer. It looked like the teh pudge was gone! But...am I the only one who thought his face looked a bit strained/pinched? Like, perhaps, he was extremely tired? Could be wrong -- hard to tell on a 1-inch shot...

     

    Just out of curiousity: Several folks out there create AR/or Snape drawings, manips, ect. Has anyone ever sent their creations to AR? I wondered if he'd get a kick out of my Famous ARt (he was an art major and might find them really funny) or, if he'd think I was a complete nutcase (prompting a restraining order and severe adversion to art museums). Any idea or opinions?

     

    Our library's German Christmas is this Saturday. A giant thanks to Hikity and Chalebh for all their wonderful party suggestions and encouragement! *big hugs*  Danke! Sie sind das größte!! (Hope I said that right and didn't just curse colorfully!)

     

    Okay...OT...After that last comment I just had to know! And yes...Babel Fish does translate cursing!! I now know how to say, "Bumsen Sie mich seitlich!"  ("*uck* me sideways!"!!!!) egads! That may really come in handy on Saturday! *snort*


    Lex 
    11/29/05 at 11:20 AM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:
    Good afternoon everyone

    Since the Make Poverty History button is put on this site it will come as no surprise to you  when I beg you all to consider taking action for:


    http://www.actionaidspace.org/campaigns/EYESITE.htm

    I myself am a stout Make Poverty History supporter since quite a few years now and will not be able to thank you enough should you consider to do your bit on yet another brilliant action like this.

    *- sent them my eyes already *


    Claudia, I hope it is o.k. for me to post this here. I thought it'll be fine with you seeing the banner on your site.

    With all best wishes

    Lex


    Christina 
    11/29/05 at 10:50 AM

    Comments:
    Ho Ho Ho, my merry ladies!
    Just pulled myself up from the floor after falling off the chair watching the video that Catsplay posted. As Ron would say...WICKED!
    Well I`m free at last, my troublesome nephew is gone and now finnaly I can study for my driver`s license. This, of course, if I cut back on "AR searching" but seriously, how can one do that with all of the new goodies that pop up here every day?! This is really frustrating!
    Thea, it`s ok, how could I be upset? I`ll respond as soon as I can, tomorrow we`re celebrating St. Andrew here (it`s a sort of Orthodox Halloweeen) and I have to organise a party (what am I here???) and the day after tomorrow we`re celebrating our National Day so I`ll be pretty hooked.
    Satai, I found this on my daily "HP walk" and instantaneous thought of you! These are some pics with the Phelps twins at the Japanese premiere. Hope the link works.
    http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/MTarchives/008070.php

    Any news on Nobel Son or Snow Cake? I haven`t found anything lately.

    CatPlay 
    11/29/05 at 10:00 AM

    Comments:

    Claudia,

    After I posted it I looked at the date on his page and realized it was old, but I think it will still be enjoyed!


    Claudia 
    11/29/05 at 09:47 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Ohh CatsPlay, Emmy's Christmas is becoming a tradition among Rickmaniacs!  Perfect timing to post the link.  I still think Emmy's brother really had to think a lot of his sister to take the time and effort to make that for her. 

     

     


    CatsPlay 
    11/29/05 at 09:44 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    I really want to obtain a copy of this book with one of my favorite AR photos,

     

    Book details

    http://www.andreasneubauer.com/books/index.html

     

    Photo details

    http://www.andreasneubauer.com/books/book-neubauer/spread-05.html

     

    But the book can only be shipped to within Germany (confirmed back with an email from Neubauer himself).  See order page

     

    http://www.andreasneubauer.com/book-order.html

     

    I know this is asking a lot, but if there is anyone in Germany willing to help me obtain a copy of this book, please contact me via the email link.  Thanks!

     

     


    Ali-Pat 
    11/29/05 at 09:28 AM

    What is your location? attempting to actually do what I am paid for but not succeeding

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

    Comments:

    Chicken Tikka Masala!  There was just a lengthy discussion of this dish on one of my librarian mailing lists.  What a co-incidence!  Seems to be some sort of chicken cutlet covered with a gravy seasoned with garam masala (a mixture of cinnamon, cumin, coriander, cardamom, cloves, mace, and black pepper).  It is an Indian dish--pehaps Satai can tell us more?

     

    Claudia, thanks for mopping up after me. 


    CatsPlay 
    11/29/05 at 09:03 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    I came across this this morning.  It is pretty silly, but couldn't resist posting it.  Click on the 'watch this movie' link.  Be sure and watch to the end (just a minute or so)!

     

    http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/207627


    Claudia 
    11/29/05 at 08:54 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    AR's watch went for a whooping £465.05 (approx $800.86)!  Notice the "similar items" eBay has listed above the auction!  I don't think sooooo!  *snort*


    Claudia 
    11/29/05 at 08:46 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    AR and Obadiah Slope are mentioned in this Guardian article. 

     

    Ooh vicar! 

     


    Claudia 
    11/29/05 at 08:45 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Oops, and I fixed your link, Ali-Pat!  Can't have that url splashed around here enough! 

     


    Claudia 
    11/29/05 at 08:44 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Phew!  AR must be avoiding the cameras like the plague these days.  I've checked all the image sites I have bookmarked and not another image of him from yesterday has popped up! 

     

    I just adore Anthony Minghella's writing!  And although I wish he had talked more of AR in the TMD commentary, I still enjoyed it very much.  I think there had to be some sort of crush on Juliet at some point but AM makes it very clear in his commentary that he loves his wife. 

     

     


    CatsPlay 
    11/29/05 at 08:08 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Ali-Pat,

     

    Yes, I am seeing recurring themes even in the couple of Minghella plays within this book.  In more than one play, the characters order the same "chicken tiki something" dish!


    Ali-Pat 
    11/29/05 at 07:28 AM

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

    Comments:

    Oops twice--forgot to provide my email and typed out my website address wrong.  I'm leaving now...


    Ali-Pat 
    11/29/05 at 07:26 AM

    What is your location? in my cups (coffee cups, that is)

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

    Comments:

    Dee, all I can tell you about Billy and Me is that it was originally a BBC radio production.  Having read the script, I can tell you that a recording of AR playing all those characters would be a real find!  You can find the script in More Barnes People/The Spirit of Man, two volumes published as one by Methuen in 1990.  This is kind of hard to find, so let me know if I can help you out.

     

    CatsPlay--I love reading Minghella's work also!  For one thing, reading a variety of his plays helps you to understand some of his more enigmatic films.  There is one play (title of which escapes me right now) that has a scene where a man is caught in a discussion between his wife and his mistress that is clearly borrowed from Beckett's Play

     

    Oh, and it was me who brought up the whole Juliet Worship thing.

     

    Spreading a little cheer here... 


    SeverinaSnape 
    11/29/05 at 02:11 AM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:

    Yahoo finally got the RIGHT clip loaded about Billy Elliott winning at the ES awards yesterday. While the clip is focused on Elton John - there is a shot that spans the room the event was held in at the Savoy (actually quite strange all things considering) and EJ talks over it - I have tried in vain to see if I could see AR milling about with the other folks - but have to dash now and get ready for work *grumble*


    kathy 
    11/29/05 at 01:04 AM

    Comments:

    Dee--left you a message on HP spoilers forum


    CatsPlay 
    11/28/05 at 10:35 PM

    Comments:

    Sorry, where I said Julia below I obviously meant Juliet!


    CatsPlay 
    11/28/05 at 10:32 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Dee,

    Please share the details on whether there is a Preacher DVD or just VHS, and ordering when you find out.  Thanks!


    CatsPlay 
    11/28/05 at 10:30 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    My evening watching this evening was the directors commentary on TMD.  I know someone here said that Minghella was obsessed with Juliet Stevenson -- and now I know what they meant!  Obsessed isn't the word -- the commentaries were an entire Julia LOVEFEST!  For awhile I wondered if he was even going to mention Alan!  As the film progresed, Minghella did have very positive things to say about Alan.  I found one section very interesting --I transcribed it for you.....

     

    "The odd thing about Alan & Juliet, they'd worked together many, many times, and part of their relationship spills out into the film.  There are actually some shots of them together at Stratford, at the Royal Shakespeare Company that I was actually able to steal & stick up on the walls, chronicling their real history, as opposed to the fictional history.  And, Alan is a very powerful character, a very sort of formidably intelligent man, and you know,  would have been perfectly able to have directed this film himself.  So he was always our boss, really, and alot of the relationship between Juliet and him, is -- he's the boss.  And I believe that comes out in the screen story, as well as in the off-screen story."

    Interesting, huh?  Alan's the boss in his personal relationship with Juliet.  I thought it was so interesting that Minghella acknowledged AR as 'our boss'.

     

    Also, when Minghella was talking about the scene late in the movie where AR & crew are rearranging the room (pulling up rugs, etc), he said that Juliet had put her own touches on the room and that AR himself 'undid' the room for that scene.

     

    BTW, I am reading Minghella Plays: Book 2, which has TMD and 4 or 5 other of his plays in it, and finding the other plays quite enjoyable.  Quick little reads, on contemporary topics.  I might be inclined to read more of his work.

     


    Dee 
    11/28/05 at 10:12 PM

    Comments:

    This may be really old news to everyone but me...

    Can anyone tell me the story behind this? It says it's from a series of short plays by Peter Barnes.

    Quote:
    Alan Rickman in Billy and Me: Billy is a dummy created by Jennings, a ventriloquist who has gone mad and who converses with them as part of his act and of his delusion that they live; partly recognising his condition, Jennings tells Billy, "The fact that you're becoming more independent is a sure sign I'm becoming schizophrenic" but as his madness overcomes his reason, he accepts Billy's order, "Now we've got some practising to do. After all, you may be schizophrenic but you're still a pro."

    Also: I checked out the Phoenix site for The Preacher DVD. It's not listed anymore, so I emailed for info.


    Orikono 
    11/28/05 at 08:01 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:

    Looks like it's a woman...with her hands crossed in front of her.  Possibly Rima?


    Dee 
    11/28/05 at 07:46 PM

    Comments:

    Alfan - I was wondering the same thing! Tucked in shirt...! And no tie! Doesn't anyone have an account with Rex Features?


    CatsPlay 
    11/28/05 at 07:27 PM

    Comments:

    Never mind, I don't think that's his hand.  I think that's someone else's hand in front of him.  He looks great, BTW!


    CatsPlay 
    11/28/05 at 07:26 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    I am wondering what he is doing with his left hand in that little pic from the Evening Standard event?  It almost looks as if he may be holding someone's hand?


    Alfan 
    11/28/05 at 06:15 PM

    What is your location? Cold and snowy Canada

    Comments:

    oh, do i see a tucked in shirt?


    RickiNicki 
    11/28/05 at 06:14 PM

    Comments:
    sue, you're absolutely right! I didn't think about it, duh!

    sue 
    11/28/05 at 06:06 PM

    Comments:
    Oh what a shame!! They didn't say it was a lunchtime thing did they? I suppose they do that as everybody has to be onstage in the evening
    RickiNicki 
    11/28/05 at 05:33 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:
    CatsPlay, thank!. But I think it's just not my week. It would have been to good to be true to see AR and EJ!

    CatsPlay 
    11/28/05 at 05:26 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Oh no, RickiNicki!  I am sad for you!!!


    RickiNicki 
    11/28/05 at 05:25 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:
    And we went to Savoy.... but we thought it would be in the evening... so we were toooooooo late. At least I wanted to see Elton!

    sue 
    11/28/05 at 05:03 PM

    Comments:
    BTW that Yahoo Newsclip is just about Elton John.
    sue 
    11/28/05 at 04:50 PM

    Comments:

    That small pic is from RexFeatures so if anybody has an account they can probably get it bigger.


    kathy 
    11/28/05 at 04:46 PM

    Comments:

    Lex, that's priceless, I laughed out loud at that pic--thanks


    Lex 
    11/28/05 at 04:02 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:
    SORRY guys...

    couldn't resist.... the temption ya know! (Felt so bored tonight with hubby away and panky outside- no one to snuggle up with)





    I wish to thank all of you for your interesting, amusing and sometimes cheeky postings on this GB here.
    Claudia is doing a remarkably good job especially with these contests... I am sure we'll have lots of fun and matters for discussions seeing the first pics by the artists who are constantly adding very good pictures, videos and wallpapers up here.

    Have a nice evening all of you and take care of yourselves.

    Tara









    Dee 
    11/28/05 at 03:47 PM

    Comments:

    AR has left the country... I wondered why the sun wasn't shining today... Oh well, I'm really glad he finally got home so he can give Rima a hug, wash out his knickers, celebrate Christmas and get some rest. He's been on the go all year!

     

    wOw...has it really been almost a year since Wawa Canada was the most important place on the planet?!! Where did the year go...

     

    So...any more photos of him yet?!! I tried to enlarge the little one, but it went all glitchy.

     

    Is AR schedule to do any appearances in 2006? I would plan my entire trip around a chance to see him!!

     

    CatsPlay - I think the problem is on my end. It says I need to update Macro Flash -- but my work computer won't let me. Sigh...

     

     


    LISA 
    11/28/05 at 03:31 PM

    What is your location? England

    Comments:

    Oh,how I WISHED  I was there with the great man,but no,I got it from the Evening Standard paper,glad you got a nice picture of the man,can anyone get it blown up?????

    He looks good girls,looks very good....


    CatsPlay 
    11/28/05 at 03:29 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Came across a couple of video clips, via this page (http://toniko.gmxhome.de/clips.htm), have these been seen before??

     

    Private Lives Clip

    http://www.nytimes.com/videopages/2002/05/17/arts/20020519privatelives-video.html

     

    Tony Brunch Interview

    http://toniko.gmxhome.de/Clips/brunch_rickman.ram

     

     


    CatsPlay 
    11/28/05 at 03:14 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Dee, argh, what kind of problem are you having seeing the video on YouTube??

     

    Hey, does anyone have this book by Andreas Neubauer???  I didn't realize this photo was in it!!!  MUST GET!

     

    http://www.andreasneubauer.com/books/book-neubauer/spread-05.html

     

     

     

     

     


    SeverinaSnape 
    11/28/05 at 03:11 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:

    There is video from the ES Awards up on BT Yahoo here - but I am having a devil of a time accessing it to see if there is anything of You-Know-Who.........


    SeverinaSnape 
    11/28/05 at 03:01 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:

    Tonights Evening Standard indicates that Alan did attend (he is noted as a Star Guest along with others including John Hurt and Patrick Stewart) - MNiRC is not mentioned (I dont think it was even nominated for anything) and definately isnt amongst the winners in the list.

     

    Billy Elliott the musical was the big winner and the Royal Court received a special award "for making and changing theatrical history this last half century"


    CatsPlay 
    11/28/05 at 02:59 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Claudia,

     

    This article provides what it calls a 'full list' of the winners

     

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4478854.stm


    Claudia 
    11/28/05 at 02:55 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Hmmm, I wonder if MNiRC won anything.  I know...I'm just being impatient in not waiting for the articles to be written. 

     


    Claudia 
    11/28/05 at 02:52 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    YAY Lisa!  Maybe some pics will turn up soon.  Do you mind my asking how you know he was there?  Did you get to see him?

     


    Laura 
    11/28/05 at 02:52 PM

    Comments:
    found only this from the event
    LISA 
    11/28/05 at 02:35 PM

    What is your location? The Great UK

    Comments:

    You my fellow Rickman admirers,our man did attend the Evening Standard Awards,but I can not find a piccie of him,I will try to find one out there in web land.....

    Yay,the great one is back home....


    Laura 
    11/28/05 at 12:54 PM

    Comments:

    thank you Claudia,I can't wait to see the first photos


    Claudia 
    11/28/05 at 12:47 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I'm sorry, Laura.  That post was in reference to the new contest that was just started.  The link is above, if you want to take a look at it.


    Laura 
    11/28/05 at 12:38 PM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:

    I don't understand what you just wrote about the harry potter pics, the dive and walk scene and the love making from AABA:what is the match  between them? Sorry for my stupid questions

    Laura


    Claudia 
    11/28/05 at 12:26 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Oops, I forgot to mention why I made some exclusions. 

     

    Of course excluding "The Dive" and "The Walk" scenes from Dark Harbor are self-explanatory.  And thinking about it...maybe I need to add the love making scenes from AABA too. 

     

    The reason I'm excluding scenes from the Harry Potter films is because we just did a contest featuring Snape.  I hope all you huge Potter fans will understand. 

     

     


    Claudia 
    11/28/05 at 12:15 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Thanks Emily.  There aren't but a handful of pics on the "This is London" article so all I had to go by was the mention.  I totally forgot about this happening last year too.  It seems they could get their press release correct! 

     


    Claudia 
    11/28/05 at 12:13 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    OK calling one and all for the new "An Alan Rickman Christmas/Hanukkah Card Contest". 

     

    Enjoy!!!


    Emily 
    11/28/05 at 12:11 PM

    Comments:

    Claudia, I don't think AR was at the Evening Standard Awards.  He was on the list of celebs that were invited . What happens is that a lot of news agencies are too lazy to bother actually checking to see who did or did not show up when they write the story about the event.  This happened last year with the Evening Standard awards too -- he was on the list of invitees and didn't show, but was listed as being there.

     

    There are a bunch of pics up now on Getty and Wireimage, but he's not in any of them.  Harriet Walter won best actress though!  


    Dee 
    11/28/05 at 12:08 PM

    Comments:

    Augh!! I can't open CatsPlay's video at work either! Maybe I'm doing something wrong. Will keep trying... *sweating*cursing*deperation setting in*

     

    miem 3 - Sounds like our London travel plans/goals are a lot alike...except I'm obviously a lot older than you are because I'm paying my son's student loans! *plucking stray hairs from my chin...* I signed up for a few of the airlines "exclusive offer" notifications - they let me know when there's bargains on trips to London. British Airlines has a Shopping Trip deal going on right now. You might check it out...considering AR's frequent shopping excursions!

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Claudia 
    11/28/05 at 12:04 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     

    A huge welcome to GDK!!!  I hope you will stay with us and have some fun.  Thank you for the pic.  I don't believe I have it in that size either.

     

     

     


    Claudia 
    11/28/05 at 12:02 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    According to this news alert, AR was at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards this afternoon.  But no pictures....yet.  Just in case the article goes away for free, here is the part about AR. 

     

    The ceremony was hosted by Lady Rothermere, wife of Lord Rothermere, chairman of Daily Mail and General Trust, owner of the Evening Standard. Star guests included Emilia Fox, Alan Rickman, John Hurt, Maureen Lipman, Nicholas Hytner, Michael Frayn, Brenda Blethyn, Rupert Graves, Lesley Manville, Diana Quick, Jonathan Pryce, Timothy West and Patrick Stewart.  

     

     


    CatsPlay 
    11/28/05 at 08:34 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Quote:
    Oh, and here’s one for your random fact collection. Apparently Alan Rickman is quite a fan of roller-coasters. We’re talking big time here. “I love them. I love the fact that every rational thought leaves you, every bit of thinking. For three minutes, it’s just pure sensation.”

     

    Whoa, Satai, yeah, I hadn't really read that quote closely.  As Paris says, "That's HOT!". 


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

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    Satai Delenn 
    11/28/05 at 12:28 AM

    Comments:

    Quote:
    Dee  
    Today at 09:59 PM

    Comments:

    I thought this was interesting:

    Excerpt from a chat with Matthew Lewis (Neville) on 1/4/04:

    Question: Matthew, what was it like filming the Boggart scene in POA? Was it funny seeing Alan Rickman dressed in those clothes?

    Answer: You can't imagine how funny it was. Alan Rickman is a really, really nice guy but he's still really, really scary. So to see him dressed like that was hilarious. 

    Has anyone else ever noticed that many people (fans, fellow actors...) describe AR as "scary"? Hmmm... Does anyone have a theory?


    CatsPlay  
    Today at 09:51 PM

    What is your location?
    Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Dee,

     

    Teh Man is so worldly traveled, I can't imagine he hasn't been to Chicago.  But who knows.  Of course he needs to go there soon, I'm thinking, for my big fantasy Oprah HOOKUP!  (for those who are not Oprah-aficianados, this is where Oprah will 'surprise' unsuspecting fans with a visit or some unexpected interaction with their idol - you know, show up at their front door with cameras and flowers, or some other ridiculous, in pajamas and no makeup moment!).  I keep dropping my family hints to write in to Oprah and nominate me, but they just shake their heads.  Besides, AR would never be caught dead doing this, I'm absolutely certain.  (sigh.....listen....do you hear the sound of crumbling dreams.......)

     

    Addressing CatsPlay first....

     

    Oh gods! I would freak out bigtime if Oprah showed up here with Alan! My house is a pit right now and with school and all I'm just not in a frame to get things in order, plus I have repair work that desperately needs to get done, etc. So if they just showed up here and surprised me, I scream, cry hysterically and then probably fall down dead from fright and embarrassment!!!!!

     

     

    Dee,

     

    Like CatsPlay said, I'm guessing it's because he's such an intense actor and he stands his ground if he believes something should go a certain way. While very talented I could see how a director might get slightly annoyed/irritated if he (Alan) stood his ground and said, "No, it should be this way, and if you want me to do it that way, you'll just have to give me a damned good reason!

     

    lol.

     

    And then of course, there's the following quote:

     

    Oh, and here’s one for your random fact collection. Apparently Alan Rickman is quite a fan of roller-coasters. We’re talking big time here. “I love them. I love the fact that every rational thought leaves you, every bit of thinking. For three minutes, it’s just pure sensation.” Oh, to share pure sensation with Alan Rickman.

     

    Ok. You all are going to either roll your eyes at me or start throwing things at me, but I just can't help it...

     

    Not only would I love to go on a roller coaster with him (oh please Alan, please come to Chicago and go to Six Flags Great America with me! We can ride the Eagle and Shockwave, and the Demon and Whizzer, and all the other cool roller coasters they've got! PLEASE!!!!), I would also love to experience "pure sensation" with Teh Man........ any way I could get it!


    miem3 
    11/27/05 at 11:53 PM

    What is your location? Oregon, USA

    Comments:

    Dee-  This will be my first trip to any major...well, anywhere...outside of the US.  I've been to Canada as well (no "tickling" involved, I was with my dad (so, eww)), but that's so close to me I hardly consider it that big of a trip. 

     

    I'm going late June 2006. Probably the 19th-July 3rd.  Money availability providing, of course. There still will be those pesky student loans to pay off.

     

    I've been teeter-tottering between reserving my flight tickets now or waiting until closer to June.  I don't want to be scrambling to get everything together.  I also don't know whether I should do one of those flight+hotel packages or do them separately.  From what I've seen thus far it will probably be cheaper to do them together.

     

    I'm definitely going to hit a play and some galleries.   I've looked at going to the Darwin Museum as well (I'm a science nerd).  Then I'm going to try to get ahold of some Conservation Research contacts at some of their zoos to see if I can talk to some people over there (jobs? *crosses fingers*).  Mostly I'm going to be flying by the seat of my pants and my purse strings, I'm really just excited to absorb the atmosphere over there, people watch (discretely), etc. 


    CatsPlay 
    11/27/05 at 11:21 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

     

    Dee,

     

    Can't wait till you see the video tomorrow!  Don't forget!  Awaiting squeedom!

     


    Dee 
    11/27/05 at 11:15 PM

    Comments:

    CatsPlay - I just loved how excited she was during that student interview!

    Quote:
    Suddenly the light tinkle of the telephone floats softly above the rapture. It’s now 11.20am. Could it be him? Does my hair look alright? Deep breaths now. It’s him. Those mellifluous tones are unmistakable. “Hello, Abi, sorry for the delay. I was actually watching the rugby and, erm, got a little distracted. Great result eh?”
    He got "distracted"! That's sooooo adorable!

    Some of those photos were new to me too! I know we're not suppose to get so hung up on his looks, but it's not just his mouth, eyes nose... (which ARE delicious!). It's his style! egads!

     

    I've GOT to get to bed! Nite!


    CatsPlay 
    11/27/05 at 11:03 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    If this has been seen before, sorry.  From http://movies.about.com/od/imaginaryheroes/a/imaginary121604_4.htm

     

     

    Sigourney Weaver, re: Snow Cake

     

    "What’s next for you?
    Well, I’m doing a wonderful movie, working again with Alan Rickman. We’re doing a movie called “Snowcake,” which is an English script, [an] independent film. Alan plays a guy traveling through the northeast of America and there’s a terrible accident and someone is killed. He comes to my house to tell me about it and, as it turns out, I’m on the spectrum. I have autism and that’s just one of the things about this character. She’s many, many ‘out there’ things, but one of them is she’s OCD and she’s on the spectrum and very up-front about it. He has to spend a number of days with Linda because there’s a wake at her house and, of course, she never lets anyone in her house. She cleans the whole kitchen every time she makes a cup of tea. So she suddenly has 75 people in her house.

    It’s a very unusual, beautifully written script. It’s not about autism per se, but I would say it tries to show you that people with this condition are maybe not that comfortable in our world. But they have worlds of their own which we are not part of, which are amazing. It’s a great story about Alan’s time in this town. He plays a character named Alan, and he has a romance, not with me, and a few other things. But it’s a beautiful, beautiful script by a first time screenwriter and it’s an English production. We’re going to start, hopefully, in January six hours north of Toronto or something really cold. And I can’t wait to work with Alan again. "


    CatsPlay 
    11/27/05 at 10:55 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    oooo, some of these red carpet emmy pics are new, aren't they (snooping around the college interviewer's site)?

     

    http://gentlenoble.95mb.com/live_pictures.htm


    CatsPlay 
    11/27/05 at 10:47 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    And now back to the CatsPlay and Dee hour.....!

     

    Dee, what a great interview, I'd never seen that before!  Lucky girl -- and a student newspaper to boot!

     

    Re: whooppee cushion, I wonder if that is the cause for AR's laughter in the outtakes of that scene?!


    Dee 
    11/27/05 at 10:35 PM

    Comments:

    Here's a few more quotes about AR that I've never read before. (Hope they aren't old news to everyone else!)

     

    Q&A Daniel Radcliffe:
    Question: Have you played any pranks during the filming of POA? Did anyone play a prank on you?
    Answer: During POA Alfonso and Alan Rickman put a whoopee cushion in my sleeping bag in the Great Hall and when I started to move it went off. The scene was a very quiet one so you can imagine the hysteria which took place once everyone heard it.

     

    12-2-03 When Alan heard Bill Nighy's remake of "Love/Christmas is all Around" he said, "I wouldn't be listening to a radio station that played that."

     

    From an interview with Jamie Waylett: "Even the adults are in on the fun. When dressed as Neville’s grandmother for the Boggart scene, Alan Rickman got right into character, calling out, ‘Hello, love!’ to all who passed him in his dress — as did his body double. I was there when he filmed it. It was funny. Hairy legs.”"

     

    And here's an amusing interview from a lucky woman who had a phone interview with teh man! I love this:

    Quote:
    Alan Rickman is in his 50s now and is getting more and more gorgeous by the minute. Following in the footsteps of Tom Jones and Sean Connery, he’ll soon be qualifying for that highly acclaimed title of British sex symbol - though he hasn’t made it just yet. Not quite ready to qualify for an OAP bus pass, he hasn’t had nearly enough knickers thrown at him. He needs a few more scandals to his name and maybe his own production company, not to mention a house in the Caribbean. Of course, he is undeniably charismatic, and has had the ladies swooning for years. With those dark and mysterious eyes and one of the most hypnotic voices in show-business - his languid tones a result of a serendipitous speech impediment no less - Rickman is well on his way.

    http://alanrickmandesire.tripod.com/lust_actually_article.htm


    CatsPlay 
    11/27/05 at 10:09 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Dee,

     

    My theory would be that he comes across as quiet and reserved, and also maybe somewhat 'intense'?  In so many of the director's commentaries, they describe Alan as being relentless about the details, asking questions, probing 'why', and/or making suggestions.  In the commentary of STLM, the director noted that Alan insisted on understanding the logistics of the surgical techniques, and would even get irritated if one of the other actors handed him a scalpel in the wrong (not proper) way.  Others have said (I think relative to HP even), that he stands his ground with directors if he strongly disagrees.  So maybe to a kid like Neville, that package comes across as intimidating?

     

    Personally, having been a shy person all my life, many times my shyness was misinterpreted as stand-offishness or unfriendliness.  To me, it appears that Alan measures his words carefully and listens more than talks.  Perhaps to some extent he is shy?  I don't know.  Just my thoughts.

     


    Dee 
    11/27/05 at 09:59 PM

    Comments:

    I thought this was interesting:

    Excerpt from a chat with Matthew Lewis (Neville) on 1/4/04:

    Question: Matthew, what was it like filming the Boggart scene in POA? Was it funny seeing Alan Rickman dressed in those clothes?

    Answer: You can't imagine how funny it was. Alan Rickman is a really, really nice guy but he's still really, really scary. So to see him dressed like that was hilarious. 

    Has anyone else ever noticed that many people (fans, fellow actors...) describe AR as "scary"? Hmmm... Does anyone have a theory?


    CatsPlay 
    11/27/05 at 09:51 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Dee,

     

    Teh Man is so worldly traveled, I can't imagine he hasn't been to Chicago.  But who knows.  Of course he needs to go there soon, I'm thinking, for my big fantasy Oprah HOOKUP!  (for those who are not Oprah-aficianados, this is where Oprah will 'surprise' unsuspecting fans with a visit or some unexpected interaction with their idol - you know, show up at their front door with cameras and flowers, or some other ridiculous, in pajamas and no makeup moment!).  I keep dropping my family hints to write in to Oprah and nominate me, but they just shake their heads.  Besides, AR would never be caught dead doing this, I'm absolutely certain.  (sigh.....listen....do you hear the sound of crumbling dreams.......)


    Dee 
    11/27/05 at 09:39 PM

    Comments:

    Satai - Huh? You mean Chicago has two baseball teams?! *snort* Just teasing! I'm really not that big of a fan. I just like the ambiance -- the green field so brilliant it hurts your eyes, the cheers of the fans, the hot dogs...! So fun!

     

    I wonder if AR has ever been in Chicago? Probably the closest he's ever gotten was flying over it. Sigh... If he does ever make it, pleeeease send him south when you're done with him! I can promise him buttertarts and rhubarb pie!

     

    CatsPlay - Thank goodness I'm not a stalker! I'm just rabidly focused on teh man! Whew!


    CatsPlay 
    11/27/05 at 09:23 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

     

    Dee,

     

    It's just being 'detail-oriented', that's all .  Here's Alan, coming out of Bergdorfs (sorry, couldn't pass up a valid opp to use baby Alan!). 

     

     


    Satai Delenn 
    11/27/05 at 08:59 PM

    Comments:

    lol. Yeah Dee, I'm in Chicago (I wouldn't have gotten to see the Twins on HP opening weekend if I'd been in Salt Lake, lol) lol. Don't know why you thought I was in Salt Lake, lol. But you said a bad four letter word.......


    You said Cubs....... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    I'm a Sox fan through and through! Have been since I was a kid. What can I say? I'm a South Sider in a North Sider's body!

     

    Gods, what I wouldn't give to have AR here!!!!!!!! Please Alan! Please come to Chicago! You can stay with me! I won't let anyone know you're here! Honest! Hell, why would I say anything? I'd want you all to myself!!!!!!!!!! Might tell people AFTER you left, but no, never while you're here....... lol 


    Dee 
    11/27/05 at 08:51 PM

    Comments:

    Satai - You're in Chicago? Why did I think you were in Salt Lake City? *scratching head and wonder if I'm losing it* I love Chicago! We drive up a couple times a year to cheer on the Cubs, see the latest at the Art Institute, and swing past the Indiana Dunes! It's only about 3 hrs away. I'll help you send AR a telepathy appeal to visit the Windy City! *waves hello*

     

    AR in NYC - Do you think teh man has any idea that his fans like to keep him on radar? Not "stalking"...just eager to hear what he's up to and alert for possible sightings. Hmmm...that's not the definition of stalking, is it?!

     

    I hope those who celebrate Christmas had a wonderful First Sunday of Advent and are heading into the season with happy memories, peaceful thoughts and low-interest credit cards!


    CatsPlay 
    11/27/05 at 08:17 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Quote:

    So...do we believe the blog that AR's in NYC? I wish he was scheduled to do something while he's there so we could make plans to see him!

     

    I dunno.  It was Google Groups, not a blog, but if you read the post I see no reason not to believe the person, I guess.  And pair that with his attendance of the press screening of Brokeback Mountain on 11/21 in NYC (as noted from another semi-reliable sounding blog)....and, that his name didn't appear as a possible attendee on the 2nd version of the newspaper article about those awards in London tomorrow.   My tendency would be to think he's still in NY, or at least was as of yesterday.  If MNiRC really is going to NYC, I would think there would be preparations necessary.  I guess we can narrow it down tomorrow, if he does or doesn't attend the awards.


    Thea 
    11/27/05 at 08:13 PM

    Comments:

    Oh, gosh.  I just realized.  AR may be in New York.  I live just outside of New York.  Hmmm, there are only 8 million people who live in NYC, and only one million in Manhattan.  Think I could find him?


    Thea 
    11/27/05 at 08:07 PM

    Comments:

    Oh, wow.  I am behind.  I haven't watched that one.  Sounds like a doozy!  Thanks.  And I think your right.  I think he's a romantic, too.


    Satai Delenn 
    11/27/05 at 08:06 PM

    Comments:

    Never heard of Bergderf's, but, seeing as I'm from Chicago, that is understandable, lol. Dammit! When will he come to Chicago?! I'd love to see him here! Maybe he'll come here when Marshall Field's dies and becomes (gag!) Macy's! lol. I'm just kidding. I really don't care that Marshall Field's sold out to Macy's. I know lots of people here are upset about it but I never really shop at Field's anyway, so it doesn't matter to me. But I do understand that it's a Chicago pride thing and the thought of New York coming in and taking over is upsetting people, lol.

     

    Anyway,

    Quote:

    Peekabooh  

    Today at 09:54 AM

    Comments:

    Satai Delenn, thanks for your tip but it doesn´t seem to work for me. I have to download additional programms which I´m not intending to do. So I´ll wait patiently till someone shows me the "downloading for dummies" thingy..... HINT HINT

     

    Peekabooh, don't worry. You did nothing wrong. Apparently that trick doesn't work in this case. I hadn't tried to do it when I told you how. NORMALLY that trick will work, but the site (and more specifically, Macromedia) doesn't allow that to occur. So currently you can't download it. Sorry for the misinformation.


    Dee 
    11/27/05 at 08:06 PM

    Comments:

    miem3 - When are you going to London? Is it your first trip? My fantasy of going to London is slowly looking like a real possibility for 2006 (I've never been out of the US - except for that "quick tickle" in Canada! *snort*). I'd be curious to hear how your plans are coming along.

     

    GDK - Thanks for that photo! I've seen it before, but not that big!

     

    So...do we believe the blog that AR's in NYC? I wish he was scheduled to do something while he's there so we could make plans to see him!


    CatsPlay 
    11/27/05 at 07:58 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Something for Rima - so sweet!  I think Teh Guy is a romantic, though.  Listening to the new documentary for When Love Speaks that Claudia put up, he just killed me when he suggested that it (the CD) would make a great 'surprise' gift for someone you love.  Awwwwww!  Then later on he talked about how beautiful the sonnets were, and said something about crying at night on your pillow about them.  Double Awwwwwww!


    Thea 
    11/27/05 at 07:49 PM

    Comments:

    3rd floor women's?  Perhaps something for Rima?  Yes, I would think Bergdorf's would be a zoo this time of year!  But then, given the pictures we've seen, I think teh guy kind of likes to shop!


    CatsPlay 
    11/27/05 at 07:43 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Hi Thea,

     

    thanks re: Dark Diamond video!   The 3rd floor info from below as the MENS portion of the 3rd floor.  There is also WOMENS on the 3rd floor, just Designer Collections.   Maybe doing some holiday shopping?   I bet it was crowded, being the weekend after Thanksgiving!


    Thea 
    11/27/05 at 07:31 PM

    What is your location? NYC area

    Comments:

    I hope he was in contemporary sportswear.  I think he could use some new duds.

     

    I've been so busy lately, I haven't even lurked the past couple of weeks, but I just looked at your video CatsPlay.  Stunning job...hope everyone is well.

     

     


    CatsPlay 
    11/27/05 at 07:24 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    And, for those who simply must be in the know of what exactly IS on the third floor of Bergdorf's

     

    1   Accessories, Dress Shirts and Furnishings, Sportswear, Fragrances, Gifts, Hosiery, Jewelry, Leather Goods, Belts, Made-to-Measure Shirts, Sport Shirts, Sweaters

    2

     

    Classic and International Clothing, Coats, Custom Clothing, Formal Wear and Furnishings, Tailored Sportswear, Weekend Sportswear, Personal Shopping

    3

     

    Designer Collections, Contemporary Sportswear, Bergdorf Goodman Rewards Services, Client Services

     

     

    Restaurant:
    Café 745


    CatsPlay 
    11/27/05 at 07:19 PM

    Comments:
    oops, you need to scroll to the top of that groups post.
    CatsPlay 
    11/27/05 at 07:18 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

     

    Fact or fiction, you decide, but as per this post on Google Groups, we have Alan being sighted in Bergdorf Goodmans, NYC, yesterday.

     

    see short comment here


    GDK 
    11/27/05 at 06:38 PM

    Comments:
    Hi all. I occasionally lurk here in search of Harry Potter or other AR news. I noticed that awhile ago a few of you had posted altered younger pictures of AR to look like a young Snape. I have one I just uploaded to the guest photobucket acct that is a young AR pic that actually looks like a young Snape. No altering done. I copied it off of a Rickman website that now no longer exists http://www.nd.edu something. I hope the owner of that site still has all her photos. They were great! Anyway the pics url is



    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b112/ARDLHGB2/allenyoung.jpg



    Hope you like it.

    Alfan 
    11/27/05 at 06:33 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    A couple days ago, there were black and white photo's taken of Alan having fun with a chiar during a photo shoot.There were two sets of them, well--there is a third too.


    It looks like he is bowling with the chair in the second one,,,

     

    (pssst, Alan--balls roll much easier)


    Christina 
    11/27/05 at 06:12 PM

    Comments:
    Ok, just downloaded and watched the video updates and have to say I expected nothing else but fabulous and received much more in exchange. Loved the Japanese interview (and the way he just cannot seem to stay still for a moment!) and those deleted scenes from Love Actually.Karen`s bottom remarks and Harry`s answer to them - now that was brilliant!
    Though I`m not sure about the false forehead, I can definetly state that wasn`t a stand-up in the begining of GoF. And when he talks for the first time......*fainting with emotion* I too almost cried at the "cedric moment" (trying to avoid spoilers here, give the girl some credit! ) and surprisingly (as I am not a fan) enjoyed Daniel Radcliffe`s performance very much.
    any word on who will compose the soundtrack for the fifth one? Oh and please! If you here any news on who`s playing Tonks, Bellatrix or Narcissa, please let me know, the suspense is killing me! Thank you! Night!
    Alfan 
    11/27/05 at 05:21 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    I just came back from re-seeing GOF and i observed two things. One is that there is no stand in for Snape in the beginning of the movie, that is him. And second, there is no rubber head gear for Snape, that is him agian, no skull cap-just wig. And third --oh wait, i mean i observed three things--- the third being,wow! are his eyes ever black in this movie.

    I actually caught myself with a little tear in my eye when Cedric was brought back. great movie, i plan to go again on Sat.


    miem3 
    11/27/05 at 03:27 PM

    What is your location? Oregon, USA

    Comments:

    OT: What hotels (or otherwise) would any of you recommend staying at in London?

     

    I've decided to start laying the foundation of my London (England, Britain...I don't know how far I'll be going) trip. 

     

     


    CatsPlay 
    11/27/05 at 02:52 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Claudia,

     

    Just watched the Japanese interview while doing some computer work.  It is truly priceless!!

     

    Dee,

     

    I can't wait to hear how you like the Dark Diamond video.  I watched it on my 8 foot screen today!  OH.  MY.  GOD.  Let's not start THAT craziness again.  I hate to get so impressed with myself but it IS good!! 


    Dee 
    11/27/05 at 02:09 PM

    Comments:

    CatsPlay - I've got to wait until I'm at work tomorrow to see you video...but I can hardly wait! I love Elton John! Thanks for sharing.

     

    Claudia - You are teh best!

     

    SeverinaSnape - Ah, yes...I really regretted losing the nightshirt scene too. But, I can see it in my over-active imagination... sigh...


    SeverinaSnape 
    11/27/05 at 01:20 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:

    Evenin' one and all -

     

    Just got back from my first screening of GOF and would have sat through a second if werent for pesky housework *YUCK* - will post some thoughts on GOF once I process the experience lol! Overall - I loved it - could have done with much more Snape - but of course I would say that now wouldnt I!

     

    Sue - its not every day that I manage to get a scoop so I am feeling proud  hearing that from you - especially knowing how diligent you are in seeking out news! But that review had me coughing out my Cheerios this morning when I read it!

     

     


    Christina 
    11/27/05 at 12:56 PM

    Comments:
    Ladies, I am at your feet! Wonderful job! Catsplay, the video is simply marvellous, hopefully it`s not he last one *wink*. Same thing goes for our artsy Dee here, who always founds a way to feast our eyes. And what would we be without our master&commander, Claudia? I can only imagine the effort it takes to maintain and make this place as wonderful as it is.Oh and a million thanks to teh link to that review, I had a good laugh reading it.
    I especially liked the part about Lucius. "Pretty as a flower, with the brain of a twig. Flash that hair! Way to be anonymous, you vain, sexeh thang." But of course nothing can beat the "AR legs" comment! *rotfl*

    Just re-saw GoF with my nephew - pirrate copy as it may be, yes I was robbed but not sorry (ups, if his parents hear about this and the 13 PG rating....I will be hang!). He found it wonderful and really got caught in the action and kept asking me questions for about 2 hours. (he read the books but of course was puzzled about the parts that were left out) And my heart just melted when I heard him complain about Snape being kinda left out. He likes him. "it`s a bad-boy sindrom", as JKR put it. *grin*
    I`m trying to avoid spoilers, but only now I noticed the looks that Snape,Karkaroff and Barty Jr. exchange.I mean yes, I know many things have been left out and I`m ok with that it`s just that I really didn`t feel the "complicity" betwen them. Snape seemed quite distant in fact. oh but I`m saying to much and this isn`t the right place.I apologize to anyone who has not yet seen it.
    I wonder how they will manage the next one, the book being considerably longer than this one.But then again, there was more action in this one, wasn`t it? Enough of my HP rambling.

    I`m off to download the new goodies Santa Claudia brough! Although I should be making dinner, a hungry kid is screaming and raging around here! lol
    Hugs to everyone and nighty night!
    Laura 
    11/27/05 at 11:50 AM

    Comments:

    http://s64.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1USIQTS2J638F38HBPK01UE6XG

     

    first part of the show


    kathy 
    11/27/05 at 11:26 AM

    Comments:

    sorry pressed the wrong button....

     

    what I was saying was, especially since that scene comes up in again in book 6 ('course they couldn't have known that).   I sometimes wonder at the thought processes behind the editing.


    kathy 
    11/27/05 at 11:24 AM

    Comments:

    Claudia, my God girl are you sure you're not a wizard!!!  Thank you for all the new additions to his illustrious site.

     

    Thank you to catsplay and Dee for your wonderful creative efforts also.

     

    Just watched the deleted scene from Philosophers stone and wonder why a lovely and short scene like that would be cut.  especially since that particualr schene would now be


    Elaine 
    11/27/05 at 11:12 AM

    Comments:

    Congratulations on the updates, Claudia. I know how hard you've been working!! Good Job 


    Laura 
    11/27/05 at 10:45 AM

    Comments:

    http://s56.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=030I0UU6FG83K3UXXCK276M84F

     

    shortest part of the MTV show about HP-GoF.

    It's a very large file!

    I'm going to upload now the longer part (always about 100mb,sorry)


    CatsPlay 
    11/27/05 at 10:19 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Hi RickiNicki

     

    Yes, it is from "Songs from the West Coast" (awesome, awesome Elton CD).  Thanks for the video compliments to all.  I am really excited about how it came out!  I want to do some tweaking of it before I share a final version.


    RickiNicki 
    11/27/05 at 10:10 AM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:
    CatsPlay, the video is awesome! Thank you, I also love the music!!! Is it from the "Songs from the west coast" album? This was the last album I bought. I haven't bought the latest one. I prefer the older albums. My favourites are "The One" and "Made in England"!

    RickiNicki 
    11/27/05 at 10:05 AM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:


    Thank you so much, Claudia, for the new updates!! You're the best!!


    Peekabooh 
    11/27/05 at 09:54 AM

    Comments:

    Satai Delenn, thanks for your tip but it doesn´t seem to work for me. I have to download additional programms which I´m not intending to do. So I´ll wait patiently till someone shows me the "downloading for dummies" thingy..... HINT HINT


    Laurie 
    11/27/05 at 09:20 AM

    What is your location? Vermont

    Comments:

    Claudia  !!!  Thanks for those updates. You put so much time, effort and love into this site, Thank You Thank You Thank You

     

    CatsPlay, your music video is awesome as well, thanks so much for creating it!

     

    Dee, as always, your new ARt is wonderful! I'm not allowed to use AR wallpaper at home (husband and 2 sons would not allow it, LOL) but I put them on my computer at work. I'm always changing it because you (and so many others here on the GB) post such wonderful pictures and create such extrordinary wallpapers!

    You all Rock!


    Orikono 
    11/27/05 at 09:15 AM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:

    I just finished watching Winter Guest Japanese press interview - oh, he's Japanese is really cute and very good pronunciation too!  I had absoloutely no problem in understanding him (I'm Japanese currently studying in London)


    Claudia 
    11/27/05 at 08:57 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     

    Hello Orikono and Private Entry!  Welcome to our group and I hope you'll find us a much fun as I do.  Post as often as you can.

     

    Brilliant video, CatsPlay!  If its under 1GB, YouSendIt will host it for download so everyone can save it. 

     

    "Hoity-toity"!  *snort*  I thought I was the only one that used that phrase, Dee!  Great new ARt! 

     

    Alfan, I'm of the thought that the same lady that was interpreting him for the audience also may have interpreted any questions for him and maybe that part was cut out. 

     

    I did think it was cute at how happy he was at the reaction he got from the audience of his attempt (a good one I might add) at speaking Japanese. 

     

    Thanks for checking the MTV show, Laura.  I also still have the HBO special that has been on several of the HP sites.  If your keen on capturing yours that will be fine. 

     

    Thanks for posting the article from the SF Chronicle, SeverinaSnape!  Its a hoot of a read!

     

     


    Satai Delenn 
    11/27/05 at 08:43 AM

    Comments:

    Quote:
    Peekabooh  
    Today at 07:08 AM

    What is your location?
    the Netherlands

    Comments:
    Claudia, thanks for the updates!

    CatsPlay, I really liked your video. Well done! Do you know how I can download it and save it to my hard drive?

    Dee, I love your new ARt Paper. Thanks for sharing (never knew the painter was  originally Dutch).

     

    Peekabooh,

     

    Just right click on the video and then click on "Save Target As" and then save it to your specified file folder. It SHOULD work.


    sue 
    11/27/05 at 08:37 AM

    Comments:

    SeverinaSnape  - You beat me to that GOF link! Hilarious, I love her Lucius comments too


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

     

    Peekabooh 
    11/27/05 at 07:08 AM

    What is your location? the Netherlands

    Comments:
    Claudia, thanks for the updates!

    CatsPlay, I really liked your video. Well done! Do you know how I can download it and save it to my hard drive?

    Dee, I love your new ARt Paper. Thanks for sharing (never knew the painter was  originally Dutch).


    Orikono 
    11/27/05 at 07:02 AM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:

    Oh sorry, silly me, I didn't realise it was up on the film page.

     

    Thanks


    Orikono 
    11/27/05 at 06:49 AM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:

    Hello!  Wow, this is a fantastic GB!!

    I wish I had come across this ages ago...

     

    Alfan, would it be in anyway possible for you to share the Winter Guest press interview video?  I'd been looking for it for a loooong time...


    Bluebeatbabe 
    11/27/05 at 06:00 AM

    What is your location? Sheffield-UK

    Comments:

    Catsplay,

     

    Brilliant, brilliant job on the video... I loved it... and I think Alan Rickman himself would be well pleased with that... Loved the choice of song Dark good looks with an added sparkle... I think you should send Alan a copy of that,,, Dark Diamond indeed, I think his PR Team could utilise that to his advantage.

     

    Thanks for all the effort you put into compiling it. Clapping Hands 


    SeverinaSnape 
    11/27/05 at 05:33 AM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:

    Top O Tha Marnin' to you ladies:

     

    Re: Cristy Nagle - the only thing I managed to find out last night before crashing into a deep slumber is that she seems to be a teacher (art I think) and works for an MI school district heading some programmes. She also appears to post on a Harry Potter site called TheQuidditchPitch.net (there was a post from someone with that name on the home page) - but no art. A home grown talent that is getting decent local exposure perhaps...

     

     

    Second: Please read this review of GOF in the SF Gate - you can tell this lady is one us LOL!!!

     

    http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/11/27/PKGM9DD3UT1.DTL

     

    Her AR Quote:

     

    How do you condense a massive children's tome into a two-hour movie? You cut. A lot. And if you know what you're doing, you make it work. Dude. "Goblet of Fire" director Mike Newell and company know what they're doing. They've compressed J.K. Rowling's rambling narrative into a film with pacing as precise as a metronome. There's bound to be b****ing from people whose favorite scenes got cut -- and I'm willing to bet just about everyone will suffer some pang of loss -- but I, for one, didn't miss Hermione Granger's crusade to free the annoying house elves. Nor did I lament the loss of Harry's bumbling relatives, the Dursleys. After a few drinks, I even decided I could survive never seeing Professor Severus Snape gallivant in his gray nightshirt ... although passing up the chance to show Alan Rickman's legs can only be a mistake, man.

     

    CLASSIC!


    Laura 
    11/27/05 at 04:21 AM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:

    CLaudia,

    fantastic news, the updates!

     

    I recorded yesterday a special from MTV about Harry POtter GoF, interviews to director, to Harry , Hermione, Ron...I went out for a while so I will check if any Snape appeared...I saw only the scene already seen that was subject of the contest


    Satai Delenn 
    11/27/05 at 04:04 AM

    Comments:

    Quote:
    CatsPlay  
    Today at 03:36 AM

    What is your location?
    Pittsburgh

    Comments:

     

    OK, I finally got my video loaded up to YouTube.  I had to reduce the quality a bit, so I will keep trying to figure a way to get the higher res version uploaded.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I did making it!

     

     

    Let me know how you like it!

     

     

     

     

    Well, I'm not an Elton John fan, so I wasn't crazy about the music, BUT........................

     

     

    I LOVED the video! Awesome job CatsPlay!!!!


    CatsPlay 
    11/27/05 at 03:36 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

     

    OK, I finally got my video loaded up to YouTube.  I had to reduce the quality a bit, so I will keep trying to figure a way to get the higher res version uploaded.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I did making it!

     

     

    Let me know how you like it!


    miem3 
    11/27/05 at 02:47 AM

    What is your location? Oregon, USA

    Comments:

    Thanks Claudia!! So timely, too.

     

    A nice thing about being home from school for Thanksgiving break is that I finally have fast enough internet to download all this clips I lost (and then some! You're newest updates are wonderful and just in time!).

    This time they are going onto cds.


    CatsPlay 
    11/27/05 at 02:33 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    ARHG!  I have my video done and it is fantastic (if I do say so myself), but it is pretty big.  Any other methods for larger files other than YouSendit??

     

     


    Dee 
    11/27/05 at 01:57 AM

    Comments:

    Famous ARt Wallpaper

     

    Hoity-toity Victorians adored Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s images of lovely, semi-nudes languishing against a backdrop of ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt. His romanticized paintings made such a strong impression, years later they actually forged Hollywood’s conception of ancient societies.

    But the Dutch-born painter went a step tooooo far with his painting of a frank, full-frontal nude entitled, “A Sculptor’s Model”. All those open minds suddenly snapped shut. So, the genial and duly chastised Alma-Tadema (who enjoyed a sumptuous life in Regent’s Park, England) returned to the chaste images that made him famous, such as the painting featured here entitled, “Not At Home”. He was knighted in 1899, and received the Order of Merit in 1905.

     

     

    AR’s characters have occasionally popped up unexpectedly (Truly, Madly, Deeply and Dogma), often been unwelcome (The Barchester Chronicles, Sense & Sensibility), and seem to be violently dispatched rather frequently (Rasputin, Quigley Down Under, Robin Hood, Die Hard...). But, tell the truth: If teh man showed up at your door, would you pretend you weren’t home?

    What are my Famous ARt wallpapers? I take my favorite paintings by famous artists and sneak AR onto the canvas. Feel free to use and enjoy -- it's a great way to display our gorgeous AR on your desktop (a plus for office computers) while impressing people with your knowledge of fine art! I was asked once, "Don't you feel guilty changing a famous work of art?" My answer is, nope! Everything looks better with a little AR in it! ENJOY!


    Dee 
    11/27/05 at 01:43 AM

    Comments:

    Alfan - You go ahead and shout! This IS a great site!


    Alfan 
    11/27/05 at 01:35 AM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    yes its me again. i just finished watching the Winter Guest press interview in Japan.Is it just me or does he look like he understands Japanese as i dont see any ear plug interpreter in his ear.....hmm, must go watch again.


    Alfan 
    11/27/05 at 01:17 AM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    Ok Dee, just for you.

     

    wellicameacrossthispageloveditandthenwassaddenedwh enit

    wentawaybutnowimhappyitsbackandialsodidntknowabout the

    guestbookbutnowidoandnowihavelotsoffriendsallovert heworl....

     

    whew, that was hard to say all in one breath.


    Dee 
    11/27/05 at 12:57 AM

    Comments:

    alfan - Honey...don't be shy. Tell us exactly how you feel.

     


    Alfan 
    11/27/05 at 12:33 AM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    Claudia, thank you for the updates.

     

    D***, I LOVE THIS SITE

     

     

    by the way, is there anyone here who doesnt get a smile on thier face when Emma/Karen gives her son a hug and tell him she loves him instead of giving him chit....classic.


    sherry 
    11/26/05 at 11:09 PM

    Comments:

    Well, March 13 to be exact!


    Claudia 
    11/26/05 at 10:53 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    miem3--it has been waaaaay to long!  Missed ya. 

     

    Here's the sound file from the Phill Jupitus show on BBC Radio 6.  This was the day after the 2005 Empire Awards show and correct me if I'm wrong....in May. 

     

    http://s49.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=14D98TVURRSOQ3OSRTEPH11B1Z

     

    I suppose I need to put this on the Audio Page. 

     


    CatsPlay 
    11/26/05 at 10:49 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Wow, can't wait to review your updates Claudia, thank you for all of your hard work!!!

     

    I am so excited -- I am making my first AR music video and it is coming out really good (I think??) !!!  I can't WAIT to share it with you all!!

     

     


    Malysa 
    11/26/05 at 10:29 PM

    What is your location? Texas

    Comments:

    Wow, thanks for Movie Talk, Claudia and Kimberly!


    miem3 
    11/26/05 at 10:21 PM

    What is your location? Oregon, USA

    Comments:

    Hi everyone,

    I know I haven't posted in a loooong while, but I was hoping at least one of you could help me with something...

    A few weeks ago my computer's power supply went *boom* so now I have a new operating system on it and thus lost all my AR video/audio/images that were on the old system.  Naturally, Claudia's wonderful site here has already been an immense help. But I was hoping one of you could point me in the direction of the interview Kevin Smith on a London radio show (with one of the comedians from WKWYL) after the Sony Erickson Awards when he talked about going to the (Waterloo?) bridge with AR and a bunch of other people.

    Perhaps it's on here and I've missed it, there is so much to go through! But any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks!


    Satai Delenn 
    11/26/05 at 09:57 PM

    Comments:

    Christina,

     

    I don't know what free website you were talking about that you were having problems with, but a website you can checkout is Freewebs.

     

    I used to belong to a group that played a lot of online games and they have/had a website hosted by freewebs. It was a pretty good site and you can do a lot of stuff with it. You can also do background music.

     

    Here's the link to the webpage of the group I used to belong to so you can check it out and see if it's a website that could meet your needs.

     

    http://www.freewebs.com/dtarules/

     

    Good luck.


    Dee 
    11/26/05 at 09:06 PM

    Comments:

    Emily - Yeah! Just one more reason for me to love Snape! Surely now Claudia will even start reading the books!

     

    Well...couldn't convince hubby to watch LA, but did talk him into watching Bridget Jones' Diary -- by telling him Hugh Grant gets beat up! Thanks goodness he loved it and even agreed to watch BJ Edge of Reason next weekend! wOw! First it was the HP films...then BJD...at this rate I may get him to LA by Christmas!

     

    I'm not finding anything on the web about this artist. Maybe she's just a hometown girl with a sketch pad...?

     

    Quote:
    WORKS OF CRISTY NAGLE Includes large framed portraits of major characters in J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series; ends Jan. 16; Tibbits Opera House, Coldwater, Mich.; hours, 517-278-6029.


    Claudia 
    11/26/05 at 08:56 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Alfan, your uncanny ability to quote AR is quite amazing!  I only wish my memory was that good. 

     

    I've been promising a site update for what seems like forever...but I've finally got some stuff up.  I still have a lot of music videos and some links to add.  As soon as I get finished setting up the Christmas card contest, I'll get the rest up...cross my heart!

     

    Index Page

    • replaced the Jiva image with a sharper one that Jiva sent me.  Thanks Jiva!  If you haven't visited their site and listened to some of their music, you're missing out!
    • Since Tami's site is back up, I redirected the link back to her site.  Check it out! She's the originator of AR Quotes

     

    Audio Page

    • Thanks to Emily for informing me that the When Love Speaks sound file wasn't compete.  I have replaced it with the complete file.
    • I fixed two buttons that weren't working properly
    • Added When Love Speaks documentary. Thanks to INTJ for capturing this for us.  This has only been seen on the Internet so the Audio Page is the only place I knew to put it.   

     

    Stage Page

    • I just did a tweak on this page.  I still have some clips to add and will as soon as I can

    All Things Snape Page

    • Added the deleted Snape scene from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.  So many thanks to Laura for providing it.  For those of you that couldn't read the original file, I re-rendered it so give it another try.

    Film Page

    • Added the Winter Guest extra interview with AR from the region 1 DVD.  It has a good bit more than what was on the Belgium DVD
    • Added the Spanish Love Actually interview. Special thanks to Alba for pointing us to it and to INTJ for capturing it for us.
    • Added the Love Actually deleted scene with AR.  Sorry ladies, but IMO Emma Thompson is the star of this clip.  Her reaction to the "hairy" Christmas tree is priceless!
    • And last but not least...and by far the biggest file of all.  Added Movie Talk which is a full 45 minute interview that AR did for Japanese television promoting the Winter Guest.  A very special thanks to our elusive Kimberly for this piece.  I'm beginning to think our dear friend has dropped off the face of the earth!  Kimberly...where are you????

     

     


    Elaine 
    11/26/05 at 07:54 PM

    Comments:

    Emily, lovely find. Like sue, I remember "Mad" mag being around but alas, see it no more!

    Hickity, any dvd of Gof that is available now is most certainly a pirate copy. We cannot expect to see it in that form until next year, so be aware of that.

    Sue, I totally agree with you about films and books. If movie versions were exactly the same, it would be a bit pointless to make them, IMHO. S & S is a good example of a screenplay BASED on the book. I think ET hardly used any actual dialogue from Austen in the screenplay, but it still remains a wonderful adaptation. (BTW, anyone think that the character of Mt Jarndyce in Bleak House is very similar to Col Brandon?)

     


    Alfan 
    11/26/05 at 07:36 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    Yes. I did too.

    " many of you are not aware of his brilliant career as a stand up comic, neither was he."

     


    CatsPlay 
    11/26/05 at 07:32 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Alfan,

     

    I just watched that Bruce Willis tribute the other day for the first time, Alan was really brilliantly funny hosting that!


    Alfan 
    11/26/05 at 07:23 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    oh oh oh, i feel another Alan quote.

     

    " the answer is simple, launch a tribute to a Republican in Hollywood ( BW ) and you better get a left wing Englishman to host it."

     

    sorry, im just full of them lately, im even using them at work.


    sue 
    11/26/05 at 06:18 PM

    Comments:
    We used to get MAD over here but I haven't seen it for years. I used to love those "fold here" pages that altered the whole story.
    Emily 
    11/26/05 at 05:43 PM

    Comments:

    Claudia, Snape is a blue-stater at heart, just like you.


    Claudia 
    11/26/05 at 05:20 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Ohhhh I positively love Snape now!!!!! Thanks, Em!

     


    Emily 
    11/26/05 at 05:14 PM

    Comments:

    Snape only gets one line in the MAD Magazine spoof of "Goblet of Fire".  But it's a good one. And we knew it all along.

     

     

     


    SeverinaSnape 
    11/26/05 at 04:58 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:

    Creamnuts - thank you SO much. I need to give that whirl in Photoshop one of these days!

     

    I've added you to my friends list in my nativemoon so I can keep an eye on your journal. I am sitting here trying to keep warm in my Marvin the Martian sweatshirt (I kid you not - no wonder teh mancandy is scarce these days!) admiring the Marvin icon in your LJ!!!


    Dee 
    11/26/05 at 04:27 PM

    Comments:

    One last thing then I've GOT to get back to work: I found this in my local newspaper under Art Events.

     

    Quote:
    WORKS OF CRISTY NAGLE Includes large framed portraits of major characters in J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series; ends Jan. 16; Tibbits Opera House, Coldwater, Mich.; hours, 517-278-6029.

     

    I did a very quick search for this Nagle, but didn't find anything. Don't know if it's of any interest or not... If someone has more time to search, maybe they can let us know.


    Dee 
    11/26/05 at 04:07 PM

    Comments:

    I've been busy with a writing assignment and just had a chance to peek at the guestbook. Man...you folks are posting like mad today!

     

    I agree with Satai Delenn -- folks should be careful with the Noble Collections Catalog stuff. Eldest son gave me Galadriel's Ring a few years ago - cost $120. It looked so cheap that I took it to my local jeweler and he said it was worth about $12! I kept the ring for sentimental reasons, but hated to see him ripped off!

     

    I'm going to try to talk hubby into watching LA tonight. Wish me luck!


    Claudia 
    11/26/05 at 04:02 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Tons of thanks to Creamuts....our very own "disappearing blue line mistress"! 

     

     


    CREAMUTS 
    11/26/05 at 03:33 PM

    What is your location? winterwonderland

    Comments:

    New "un-blue-lined" Alan (ebay-pictures) here:

     

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


    Ali-Pat 
    11/26/05 at 03:21 PM

    What is your location? that much closer to home

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

    Comments:

    These are the kind of days I live for.  Not only will someone be sending me fresh AR on film but he fetches it on a motorcycle.  Yes!!!  GG and Hubby--gilded statues for each of you in the Sad Hens Hall of Fame.(and lotsa hugs, too)


    SeverinaSnape 
    11/26/05 at 03:15 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:

    Sue,

     

    I picked up the final edition of the ES last night and noticed that AR's name wasnt on the list as well. Let's all keep fingers and toes crossed eh?


    Claudia 
    11/26/05 at 02:54 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    We can only keep our hopes up, Sue!  *crossing my fingers for Monday!*

     

     


    sue 
    11/26/05 at 02:20 PM

    Comments:

    Just wondering if Mr GG delivers Milk Tray in his sparetime??? 

    Nice bike!!


    sue 
    11/26/05 at 02:17 PM

    Comments:

    BTW I forgot to mention that yesterday's Evening Standard had another piece about their Theatre awards on Monday. They again gave a list of hopeful attendees but this one didn't have Alan on it (mind you it had a few different ones as well) so who knows??


    Claudia 
    11/26/05 at 02:10 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Ohhh thank you SeverinaSnape! That's sweet of you!

     

    Here's a picture of The King's Head from our Motorcycle Hero! 

     

     

    It looks like a quaint little theatre, doesn't it?

     


    SeverinaSnape 
    11/26/05 at 12:35 PM

    What is your location? London

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

    Comments:

    No problemo - things do move fast here!

     

    This Haven was one of the first things I wrote about when I started my blog over a year ago - now I am profiling it again thanks to so many wonderful contributors to all things AR!


    Claudia 
    11/26/05 at 12:32 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Oops, I'm to caught up in other things and got who asked what mixed up!  Sorry! 

     

     


    SeverinaSnape 
    11/26/05 at 12:18 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:

    Thank you for the information on the DVD, Claudia. I wish I had known about it before as I have walked by there many a time...

     

    Will definately head on down there and get a copy... Its a shame that founder Dan Crawford died in July - what a rich legacy London Theatre has from a lad from Hackensack!

     

    Lisa


    Christina 
    11/26/05 at 12:08 PM

    Comments:
    Claudia - Yes, I know about the Maverivk DVD. And sadly I am not in London. (ROTFL!!!!!) Someone else asked that.
    Claudia 
    11/26/05 at 11:49 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Christina, the Maverick DVD is a documentary done for The Kings Head Theatre.  Scroll about half way down the page.  It is a DVD that many of us here have been trying to find out about for well over a year. Well, when Chalebh was in London a couple weeks ago, she went into the pub and they were selling copies of it.  She posted her information and some fabulous screen caps.  As we were trying to find out how to buy a copy, Mr. and Mrs. GG offered to pick up copies for everyone that wanted--which they did this week.  But since you are in London, maybe you can get to The King's Head pub for one. 

     

    As for web hosts, I'm afraid that most of the free ones will limit you on the size, type, and bandwidth that is used.  Believe me, I have searched a bunch of the free ones!  LOL 

     

     


    Christina 
    11/26/05 at 11:46 AM

    Comments:
    Laura, thanks a lot for the tips.I did see a pattern there!(advanced editors limit your uploading options) But I just thought I haven`t seen them all.
    Wonder where Dee is...maybe she hasn`t yet recovered after the "squeeeeeeee" session her hubby promised! *wink*
    Claudia 
    11/26/05 at 11:37 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

      Woo hoo! Sue! Great eye!  He looks like he had a really good time during that photo shoot, doesn't he? 

     

     


    Laura 
    11/26/05 at 11:33 AM

    Comments:

    me again:

    always for Christina: usually web hosts with templates and stuff to build a site limit you to small pages with few things. I would suggest you to get a software for free that builds the site and that has some templates too: with this you can build big pages with everything: pics ,links,texts,background and music background, whatever you like. I tried First Page, it was easy and good for a beginner like me


    SeverinaSnae 
    11/26/05 at 11:29 AM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:

    Ahhh - upon close inspection it would seem Noble and the German site are selling the SAME wand. The same image and details are there - although I dont see any description on the Noble listing as to the materials the wand is made of...

     

     

    Peekabooh - I think your sighting of Teh Man was phoned into HEAT magazine here - it was noted in one of their columns about a week or two ago that he was seen at the Royal Court buying drinks for a some women!


    Laura 
    11/26/05 at 11:28 AM

    Comments:

    yayyyy for the hero and Mrs!

     

    Christina,

    I tried many places too, the best (for free) usually are the ones that you have an email with, I mean your own email / internet provider that offers more space.

    Geocities is easy to use and free but limited bandwith, that means the site would be down often.

    There is 0cath.com, tiscali. I have for example 150MB free with my provider ( libero.it, it's in italian, sorry), there was good space on voila.fr but it is in french. It depends also on what you want to upload because many places put your site down if you have videos or songs ( it happened to me)


    CatsPlay 
    11/26/05 at 11:27 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    oooooooh!  The motorcycle pictures make it even more special!  USA format -- YES! 


    Christina 
    11/26/05 at 11:21 AM

    Comments:
    And another question for the web wizards here. I`m looking for a web host.(ahem...a free web host, if possible) I tried several so far but maybe you guys have another idea. I would like it to have a bit more advanced editor (template chooser,etc)and also I am looking everywhere for the possibility to put music on background. I found that at freemembers or something, but I encountered some problems. Does anyone have another idea? Thank you in advance.
    SeverinaSnape 
    11/26/05 at 11:17 AM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:

    OK I have seriously missed something...

     

    What is this Maverick DVD everyone is raving about? And where do I get it LOL!!!!!!


    Christina 
    11/26/05 at 11:16 AM

    Comments:
    Hip-hip-huraaaay for sue!!!!! Santa Sue, that`s what I`m gonna call you from now on!

    oh, but can anyone have those ugly blue lines that are ruining teh man`s perfection removed? Love you all!
    Claudia 
    11/26/05 at 11:12 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Here's one more of the returning hero!

     

     


    Claudia 
    11/26/05 at 11:09 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Oh and its great to see you kept warm, Mr. GG.  I'd hate to think you got a cold or flu because of we "Ricknuts"! 

     


    Claudia 
    11/26/05 at 11:06 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    OK for all the ladies that took up Mr. and Mrs. GG on thier offer of the Maverick DVD.....here is our motorcycle hero returning with the spoils (with his permission, of course) *grin*

     

     

    Also great news he was able to purchase the DVD in USA format too! 

     

      Mr and Mrs GG!!! thank you so much!

     


    SeverinaSnape 
    11/26/05 at 10:55 AM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:

    Leanne

     

    Ooooo fantastic! I have to say when I hear of wands being made of anything but wood - the image it brings to mind isnt a good one. I would hate to think of spening money on something that is no better than lightweight cheap plastic. I love ornamental design (I do quite a bit of it now with some of the digital artworks I am working on - I am a graphic designer) which is why I dont really like the Alivans wands even though they are apparently wooden (at those prices they better be!)... I will wait tho and hear your final verdic after your get it officially on Teh Day!


    Leanne 
    11/26/05 at 10:26 AM

    Comments:

    link to where i got my wand-http://www.noblecollection.com/catalog/product.cfm?id=NN7150&catid=21


    sue 
    11/26/05 at 10:25 AM

    Comments:

    A few more of those B&W GQ pictures have shown up on ebay:

     

    bw4.jpg

     

    bw1.jpg


    Leanne 
    11/26/05 at 10:17 AM

    Comments:

    Severina- I have Snape's wand!!! Well  is bringing it to me at christmas but I got a sneaky peek at it when it arrived.

    Its beautiful and heavier than i thought too, completely black with intricate detail on the handle and perfectly balanced and I love it!!

    I also bought Vodlemorts wand for a friend of mine for his christmas (he's a death eater in the making)

    his is smaller though

     awe aint he just a cutie!??!

     


    CatsPlay 
    11/26/05 at 10:05 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    One more Dogma tidbit.  Small excerpt from the included booklet with the DVD, written by Kevin Smith,

     

    "Through the grapevine, Scott and I had heard that Alan Rickman was an Amy fan.  Metatraon was always meant to be British (as the voice of God should be), so we sent him a script.  Word came back that he wanted to ask us two questions in regards to the flick.  He called the office and asked whether the wings would be real or CGI, and would we be keeping all the dialogue.  Scott and I managed to stop giving ourselves high fives long enough (I mean, c'mon, we were talking to Hans f*cking Gruber) to respond that the wings would be both practical and digital, and that our aim was to keep the flick as close to the script as possible.  He then said he was in, and, in turn, suggested Emma Thompson for the part of God; and for awhile we had our almighty."


    SeverinaSnape 
    11/26/05 at 09:50 AM

    What is your location? London

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

    Comments:

    Thanks a lot ladies - I will be passing on the bust and wand; I think having a blog dedicated to Teh Man is enough!

     

    And Dee: I read your kind words about my post to Satai - I see we have something in common

     

    Now they are the ONLY things about myself I dont want to get smaller! 


    Christina 
    11/26/05 at 09:35 AM

    Comments:
    The busts look cool.I wonder how big they are. Anyway, I won`t be getting one, but just out of curiosity.

    Just watched along with my nephew GQ and guess who was his favorite character! Tech Sg Chen! :nonoalthough I do love him to ) Must continue with something better then! hmmmm...could he be up for some Dogma? no no, his parents would have me hanged! I think I`ll stick to RH!

    Laura - I told you, it`s ok, take your time. YOU`re doing ME a favor so you can imagine all I can say or think is: Bless her soul!

    Hikity 
    11/26/05 at 09:22 AM

    What is your location? we are snowed in - very unusual for us - and it's still snowing, wow

    Comments:

    SeverinaSnape, here you are: lHarry's wand (an authentical copy): length: app. 35 cm; delivery in the original Olivander box; material: knob and shaft are out of a special plastic called cold cast; the actual wand (stick) is out of (real) wood.

     

    Attention: Snape's and Voldi's wands are NOT of wood but only of cold cast!!!

     

    Tonight is Oldie Night, yeah, dancing dancing dancing and singing - I can't get no....

     

    And GoF on DVD is already available in some countries (today a friend told me she would bring it with her on X-mas)!


    Sabine 
    11/26/05 at 09:09 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Severina - it says that Snape's wand is made of cold cast.  I guess that's the same plastic material everybody's been talking about?


    SeverinaSnape 
    11/26/05 at 08:52 AM

    What is your location? London

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

    Comments:

     

    Here is a link to the site with Snape's wand Lex mentioned

     

    Here is the HP homepage there

     

     

    and here is Snape's wand...

     

    My German is non-existent except for three phrases so can someone translate and indicate if it is made of wood or not? It certainly looks nicer than the Alivans wands - which seem too plain to me...


    Claudia 
    11/26/05 at 08:29 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Thank you Sue. That was very well said. 

     

     


    Lex 
    11/26/05 at 07:20 AM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:
    Quote:
    Satai Delenn  
    Today at 06:30 AM

    Comments:

    I have the Snape bust on order (I ordered it back in July) and it should be ready at the end of the month. I can't wait.

     

    As for the wand, I must warn those who are interested in purchasing any of the wands. I was given the Harry Potter wand by a News Anchor because it was given to him as a promotional piece. It was one of the ones being sold by Noble Collections Catalog. It is just a piece of plastic. I like it, but then again, I didn't pay for it. If I had paid for it I would have wanted my money for it (it costs $29.50 plus tax and shipping and handling) because I think that $30.00 for a piece of plastic is a bit much. Plus, no where in the catalog (just received their catalog the other day. They do have some awesome stuff in their catalog. Lots of good LOTR stuff and good Harry Potter stuff) or online at their website does it ever say it's made of plastic.....

     

    So, I just thought I'd warn you all before you decide to spend your money on it.



    Satai:

    You are right about the plastic part.
    It's made of "Cold Cast" a special sznthetic material.

    And in my humble opinion it's to fork out a lot of money....


    But I wouldn't mind a more "human" bust of Snape ;-)


    I meant is merely as a little tease when I posted about the wand.

    Since it costs a "little fortune" it would have been nice for the distributor to make it of wood instead of plastic. - One way or another it's enough to dig someone's eyes out (which could be handled as an excuse not to hand it to underaged)

    Well, anyway  let's get back to more  amusing  parts of this GB.


      for a bit more sanity on my site *grin*


    Laura 
    11/26/05 at 06:40 AM

    Comments:

    Christina,

    I found troubles capturing the deleted scene from Love Actually so I'll have to retry with more time in my hand, sorry I hoped to be able sooner to help you with this.

    Laura


    Satai Delenn 
    11/26/05 at 06:34 AM

    Comments:

    Oh, and the Snape Bust is officially by Gentle Giant Ltd. (I saw them at the Chicago Comicon Convention back in August and they had the Snape bust in a locked glass case. I begged them to let me buy it but they wouldn't part with it since it was the prototype. They were selling the Sirius bust and said I could buy that, but I told them, "thanks, but no. I'm a Snape girl." and took their business card and went on my merry way.

     

    Anyway, here's the link to Gentle Giant if you want to check out the Snape Bust.

     

    http://www.gentlegiantltd.com/


    Satai Delenn 
    11/26/05 at 06:30 AM

    Comments:

    I have the Snape bust on order (I ordered it back in July) and it should be ready at the end of the month. I can't wait.

     

    As for the wand, I must warn those who are interested in purchasing any of the wands. I was given the Harry Potter wand by a News Anchor because it was given to him as a promotional piece. It was one of the ones being sold by Noble Collections Catalog. It is just a piece of plastic. I like it, but then again, I didn't pay for it. If I had paid for it I would have wanted my money for it (it costs $29.50 plus tax and shipping and handling) because I think that $30.00 for a piece of plastic is a bit much. Plus, no where in the catalog (just received their catalog the other day. They do have some awesome stuff in their catalog. Lots of good LOTR stuff and good Harry Potter stuff) or online at their website does it ever say it's made of plastic.....

     

    So, I just thought I'd warn you all before you decide to spend your money on it.


    Lex 
    11/26/05 at 06:19 AM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:

    Morning ;-)

    Here are the Snape bust & the pic of Snape´s wand.


    Dunno if the Snape´s bust is for sale as well.





    sue 
    11/26/05 at 05:52 AM

    Comments:

    Satai, I don't think (from what I can recall through ploughing through all this stuff) that anybody told you that there were no problems with the film.

    I think most people would agree that, of course, a lot of stuff was missed out and that is always regrettable when adapting a very large book for the screen. However most people who have reported here have enjoyed it enormously, despite it's omissions and additions.

    By it's very nature a film will be different from a book. Reading a book is an enormously personal thing and we all have our own versions of the same story locked inside us. We are only going to see the director's version of the book he read not our own but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy that version. Personally I would be very disappointed with a film that was just a page by page copy of a book. The two media are so different.

    I know (from the stills I have already seen) that Tom Tykwer's Perfume will not be sticking straight to the book but I won't expect it to. if I wanted that I would just re-read the book and not watch the film (or any "book to film") at all


    Satai Delenn 
    11/26/05 at 04:10 AM

    Comments:

    Nevermind that I've been saying the same things in a different way but have been told that there's no problem with the film and now you all suddenly see the problems? Hmmm.... Ok. Makes sense.


    Christina 
    11/26/05 at 04:00 AM

    Comments:
    Dee - hilarious! The "hubby" part especially! I remember when I went to see Love Actually, I went with 3 friends and after they saw my "performance" in front of that huge screen (that btw makes him look.........*thud*)they seriously considered recommending me some counseling sessions!
    Kathy - Christopher Plummer! *snaps forehead* Of course!!!!!
    Catsplay - Thanks for those commentaries! Would have loved to see Emma Thompson in the movie!Especially after seing Angels in America!
    Well I`m off! My nephew is staying with me for a couple of days and I`m gonna intoxicate him with GQ, RH and all the goodies!
    Hugs to you all!
    Laura 
    11/26/05 at 03:34 AM

    Comments:

    Alfan,

    thank you for the quotes!


    Laura 
    11/26/05 at 03:33 AM

    Comments:

    Kathy,

    the clip maybe plays only audio because you need the codecs but if you get at www.divx.com the latest divx player you should be able to watch and listen to it. Or with latest windows media player ( 9 or 10,depends on wich windows you run).

    Barbara,

    if you want I can re-upload the clip through my private email and send it to your email as link for download.

    Gissing Girl,

     you and your husband are for sure a great couple!

    Dee,

    I always love your posts

     


    Alanfan 
    11/26/05 at 03:11 AM

    Comments:

    Kathy how strange you should say that about Christopher Plummer. Not that I see the resemblance mind you I haven't looked for it. I used to think he was a good actor, he still is. Then I discovered Alan and no body else is noticed.


    kathy 
    11/26/05 at 02:22 AM

    Comments:

    Dee you must have been looking at me thru the computer, I actually stirred a large quantity of peppermint schnapps into my hot chocolate....twice...... was very lovely.......

     

    Loved your take on GoF.  everyone I went with had read the books, but can see how non readers would have been lost.  I can't imagine trying to condense a 700 page book into 120 pages.

     

    It's also a good thing I haven't a wand that works or a certain pair of young men would have gone sailing without benefit of rocket ship. What is it that Ralph Kramden used to say, Bam , zoom... 

     

    am resigned to curls, I just pulled it into a ponytail and forgot about it....am feeling better as I have managed to get a lot of work done on my presentation tonight.  Just have to polish it up tomorrow.

     

    Watched Nickolas Nickleby tonight ---lots of our friends in it..Juliet Stevenson played a nasty...Timothy Spall was in it and Jim Broadbent.  Excellent  Does anyone think AR bears a slight resemblance to Christopher Plummer?

     

    I had to laugh at AR being so analytical and Kevin Smith saying ..just clean the sh*t up!  Must be why they enjoy each other--opposites.


    CatsPlay 
    11/25/05 at 11:25 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    A couple more AR tidbits as I watch the end of the Dogma technical commentary --

     

    -- Emma Thompson was originally going to play the part of God, as Alan had given her the script.  But then she backed out because she was going to have a baby (or try to, it wasn't clear from the commentary).  It was then that they cast Alanis Morrisette

    -- They ran out of time shooting the bloody scene at the end and had to reshoot it 2 weeks later.  Instead of restaging all the bloody stuff, they decided to have God 'clean it up' (thus the cleaned up street at the end).  Kevin Smith said they discussed it with Selma and Alan, but Alan needed to take some time to 'process it' and asked questions like 'Why would we be cleaning up?  What kind of statment does that make?' (and Kevin's answer was well the statement it makes is that 'we need to clean this sh*t up')


    CatsPlay 
    11/25/05 at 11:10 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Dee, whew, for a moment there I thought you were squeee-less!

     

    Quote:

    Alexander Dane--" could you possibly try NOT to hit every single one of them?"

     

    I LOVE the way he says that line!

     

    I have spent the evening watching the extras and 2 commentary tracks on Dogma.  A few interesting tidbits -

     

    -- It was AR's idea to dye his hair dark and have pale makeup.

    -- They didn't think about AR having to go to the bathroom when making the prosthetic crotch, which presented some problems for him!

    -- In the fancy restaurant scene, Alan's back was really thrown out of place from wearing the wings all day.  They noted how he is very careful the way he slides into the booth because his back was hurting so badly that evening.

     

     


    Alfan 
    11/25/05 at 11:01 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    Hey, i did pretty well quoting without the movie, didn I.Ok, who wants more?  anyone , anyone.. ok ok, one at a time you guys. hee hee

    Alexander Dane--" could you possibly try NOT to hit every single one of them?"

    Medetron--" The girl in her pj's, dont ask so many questions and serve your purpose"

    Eamon-" I disagree, do sleep in your homes tonight, if Mr Collins has been gulled then we will sleep soundly, if he is correct, the cabinet will be arrested, the outcry will be deafaning. Maybe then they will listen to us".

    Det David--"well f-ck me sideways, is it to late to visit a grieving friend"

    Phil-" you wont get no sympathy from me, what did you think your were doing, they're dead people for crist sake, you aut to be looked at by the ead doctor you do"

     

     

    ok, ill stop now, sorry.

     


    Dee 
    11/25/05 at 10:57 PM

    Comments:

    wOw! That was a really long post! Sorry I got so carried away!

     

    But, rest assured that my Ebert-type attention to detail didn't squash the "squee factor" of the experience! As soon as I saw Snape, I violently shook hubby and gasped, "It's HIM! It's HIM!!". And when AR spoke, I leaned over and hissed in hubby's ear, "Squeeeeeee!"

     

    Hubby arched an eyebrow and growled, "Girly, when we get home I'm gonna give you a real reason to 'squeeee'." No wonder I love that man!!


    Dee 
    11/25/05 at 10:39 PM

    Comments:

    We just got home from watching HPGoF, and now I've got to bore you with my review! I saw it with son and hubby (who has only seen the movies). I don't think I'm including any spoilers, but if you haven't seen the movie yet...read with caution!

     

    I really missed the usual beginning with the Dursleys. Without that part to ease you into the film (and explain some of the upcoming events), you were tossed into the frenzy before you understood what was going on. It happened so fast that hubby (who has not read the books) was confused: are they at school? what's a portkey? why are those quiddich players adults? why are they being attacked?

     

    After reading other posts, I was prepared to dislike the "new" DD, but...I kinda liked him. He isn't as calm as the book/DD (or  Richard Harris), but I thought his "unraveling" felt appropriate to the increasingly dangerous situation: children (yes, they are children) under his protection are forced to face a deadly threat -- and he can't do a damn thing about it. How would we react if our child was facing a deadly situation we couldn't control - car accident, disease, fire...? Wouldn't we burst out in frustration? Wouldn't our fear make us speak sharply?

     

    I thought the Rita Skeeter plot was annoying. If they weren't going to get into the importance of the whole spying plot, then why include any of it?

     

    I liked the "child abuse" scene. It was funny...but I wasn't laughing at Snape and didn't think he was the butt of the joke. It just seemed very "real". The book/Snape is rather petty and immature -- I could easily see him lashing out in frustrated spite. And...gee...what's a little head-smacking when you are an incredibly powerful wizard who would prefer to cover the little snots with seeping boils? Anyone who deals with noisy, unruly teens can identify with his restrained violence -- & satisfaction!

     

    The special effects have come a long way! Fabulous! But, did anyone else have a problem with the light/color/contrast being rather dim and dull -- or was it just the theater we saw it in?

     

    I think Radcliff is turning into a very good actor (looks so cute without a shirt too!). It seemed like Emma snarled most of her lines, but...maybe that's appropriate for a teenage girl! I liked Ron's grumpiness as he struggles with being the best friend of a "hero".

     

    As for teh man's acting - AR doesn't have many lines, but his expressions say volumes. Unfortunately, he was stuck in the background without much to do but look "concerned". 

     

    The scene of Snape and Karloff in the potion room was confusing. Hubby asked: why did Karloff show Snape his arm? wasn't he afraid Snape would turn him in? why wasn't Snape upset that Harry saw them together? what was the big deal about missing ingredients...? Because they cut out the related scenes, it made that part of the plot seem anticlimactic and unimportant.

     

    As for teh man appearance -- sorry, the jury's still out on the false forehead. But...egads!...AR looked so trim!! Does he look this slim in the candid photos taken during the same time period or are we suspicious of another type of removable device to make him appear thinner/younger?

     

    Finally -- by not setting the stage and leaving out rather important clues, it was confusing for people who aren't familiar with the books. The rest of us could fill in the missing blanks, but...that took away some of the fun. Although they didn't flesh out the characters as much as I wished, I'm glad they concentrated on emotions and relationships instead of "look how cool magic is". All in all -- I really liked it! Hopefully, the next film will clear up some of the confusion. And we get more of teh man!


    Barbara 
    11/25/05 at 10:37 PM

    What is your location? New Zealand

    Comments:

    I'm having a bad day, too Kathy! I have tried to download Laura's deleted scene clip three times and it packs up about two thirds of the way through. Very very infuriating . Don't know if it is my server or the "yousendit" system. Am looking forward to the DVD of GoF whenever that will be.


    CatsPlay 
    11/25/05 at 08:59 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Dee -- GOF???!!  Awaiting your Squeeeees?


    CatsPlay 
    11/25/05 at 08:58 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Dee,

     

    Argh!  You are right!  I am guilty of missing the nose on my face (or whatever that saying is).  I am an active Photoshop user, but for some reason I had it in my mind that Photoshop loses a lot of quality when blowing up photos, so I haven't tried enlarging anything in Photoshop for years.  I just resized (up) the dressing room photo and the purple background in Photoshop with just about the same result.

     

    Major DUH!!  I can't believe myself!

     

    Not that it matters now, but here is the original size. 

     

     

    Click, click, uninstall!  Sorry to have led anyone to think that this software could have been worth the money!


    Dee 
    11/25/05 at 08:44 PM

    Comments:

    CatsPlay - (fear of flying)  Thanks for sharing your story! You're right - panic certainly isn't reasonable...which is why it's so darn hard to control! I'll check out that website!

     

    Poor Kathy...*sending hugs* Teenage boys can make you lose your religion, can't they?  This mom of two (ages 14 & 22) understands completely! And to deal with all that testosterone on top of a bad perm...Chocolate helps! Just stir it into the Jack Daniels...

     

    Enlarging software - I don't know a lot about that particular photo software, but it does seem a bit expensive for only enlarging. CatsPlay - how large was this photo before you enlarged it? If it helps anyone decide on whether to buy or not to buy (wOw...is that Shakespeare?), I took the shot and removed the marks, saturated the color and corrected the sharpness with Adobe Photoshop 8.0. Yes, it's an expensive program, but it also does a lot too.

     


    CatPlay 
    11/25/05 at 07:38 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Susan,

     

    The software is PhotoZoom professional from BenVista

     

    http://www.benvista.com/main/content/content.php?page=ourproducts&section=photozoompro_1

     

    Keep in mind it can't work miracles, it only works with what you have.  But it does seem useful.  A bit on the expensive side, though.

     


    Susan 
    11/25/05 at 07:15 PM

    Comments:
    Catsplay, could you give us the name of the program and the manufacturer, please?  Enlarge-and-fill-in-the-resolution software would be great to have.

    CatsPlay 
    11/25/05 at 07:13 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Gissing's Girl,

     

    Again, a million thank yous for obtaining the Maverick DVDs!  How romantic, picturing our DVDs whisking across the English countryside on the back of a motorbike! 


    Claudia 
    11/25/05 at 05:29 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Lex, you will need to upload the images you posted below to somewhere like PhotoBucket and then paste them here so we can see them.  If you need help, email me (who is very curious about them. LOL). 

     

     


    Claudia 
    11/25/05 at 05:27 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Awww you lucky lady, GG!

     

     


    Gissing's Girl 
    11/25/05 at 05:04 PM

    What is your location? UK

    Comments:

    He came home alone as I was in the library until 5.30 and then went to Sainsburys. He was waiting with a lovely fresh fruit salad prepared and to help with putting the shopping away. He's a treasure and I wouldn't swap him even for AR himself!  


    Lex 
    11/25/05 at 04:37 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:
    Hi everybody

    My sister just rang and told me that you can get Snape's wand for approx. 30-35 bucks from a German distributor called Elebenwald.

    Can't help but thought that'll be a nice prezzie for our dear Dee - with that marvellous costume of hers...


    Sorry...tried to put the pic of his wand here. Didn't work right.

    Well, slightly off topic but thought you might want to know about it.

    Enjoy the posting!



    Claudia 
    11/25/05 at 04:22 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Oh kathy, the deleted scene should be both video and audio.  You should be able to play it in Windows Media Player. 

     


    Claudia 
    11/25/05 at 04:21 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

      Yay!  Gissing's Girl and cycle riding hubby!!!  It must have been a very cold ride, GG!  I hope you were waiting for his return with lots of hot tea!  Thank you so much to both of you for doing this. 

     

    CatsPlay, that program seems to do a very good job!  It should come into really good use with those pesky image surfaces only offer thumbnail size! 

     

    kathy, I hope you get to feeling better. 


    Gissings Girl 
    11/25/05 at 03:31 PM

    What is your location? england

    Comments:

    For all awaiting copies of A Maverick in London.Hubbie today raced to London on his motorcycle and arrived home clutching several copies,these will be in the mail tomorrow [Saturday] sent directly to your home address.


    Kathy 
    11/25/05 at 03:21 PM

    Comments:

      This is not a good day so I have come here for solice.  I got a hair trim and a perm this AM-- not only is it too curly and I look like I stuck my finger in a light socket but I have a fever blister on my lip that hurts like the very devil but also looks like a head light----so attractive. (can we say stressed)  (glad AR is far away)   I have tried to download the deleted scene from Philosphers stone and all I get is the audio portion, is it an audio down load only? 

     

    I'm grumpy guts today, been a miserable week, ready to place 2 teenage boys in a rocket and send them to the moon--indefinitely--have tons of stuff still to do for school--presentation Monday, honors thesis proposal due Mon.  behind in all my readings,  So why am I here????  best part of my day!

     

    Anyway this is always my treat when I need to reward myself....

    Thanks for letting me whine!!!

     


    CatsPlay 
    11/25/05 at 02:39 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    For work, I've been playing around with a trial version of some software that enlarges images, preserving as much quality as possible.  I was experimenting with that backstage image to see if I could get more detail on the items.  The software is really powerful, actually, but in this case I'm not sure it helped much.  (ignore watermarks)

     

     

    Haven't 100% decided whether I'm going to buy it, but it does seem to do well enlarging, depending on the source, see

     

     

    Now, everyone please LIFT YOUR FINGERS from the keyboard  now and cease composition of the post I know some of you are typing right now about blowing up (*cough cough*) other specific pictures.  Not that I'd ever harbor thoughts of blowing up other dark photos, but I'd just guess that if I ever did attempt to do that, the original photo quality would not lend itself to a quality blowup.

     

    But, if you have other AR photos in mind (not those ones!) that you want me to try, let me know, as I'm game.  For example, I've always wanted this in a larger sized photo.  I think the program did pretty well enlarging it. 

     


    Christina 
    11/25/05 at 12:51 PM

    Comments:
    I`m such an idiot! (ups, sorry Claudia, but you surely won`t mind this, I can insult myself can I not? :rotfl I thought that was the GoF deleted scene with Karkaroff!!!No wonder I was so surprised someone got hold of that! Silly girl.....but non the less.....b-b-b-brilliant! D-d-d-definetly briliant! Could have kept that, seriously now, I think it`s one of the best scenes in the whole movie. The look he gaves them at the end...........gosh! Thank you again Laura from the bottom of my obsessed heart! Sad Hens rule!
    I had to use one of those new smilies too!
    Christina 
    11/25/05 at 12:40 PM

    Comments:
    No, Laura, thank you but *breathing easy again* I`m only minutes from finishing downloading it. Iit could have been a browser problem but it seems it`s ok now. And take your time with the LA clip, it`s no hurry. A dozen thanks on your way, sweety! You`ve just made my day!
    Laura 
    11/25/05 at 12:36 PM

    Comments:

    Christina

    I bought the dvd of harry potter with these deleted scenes and since the interActual software with the dvd didn't allow me to see the extras, after swearing and getting mad I found the way to  make a dvd with ONLY the scenes WITHOUT having to play that  *bip* games that made me to loose patience and desire to use the dvd as a frisbee

    do you want me to reupload the clip to yousendit or somewhere else and give you the link?

    as soon as I have the use of the tv I'll make the clip from Love Actually, sorry the late but my husband is watching tv and I can't use it


    Christina 
    11/25/05 at 12:12 PM

    Comments:

    HELP

    HELP 

    HELP 

     

    I was downloading the clip when suddenly it stoped and it gave me this message that the connection was reset!  And I MUST see that scene, I must must must must!

    Mommy......I mean Claudia *big puppy eyes* can you help this poor sad chick (I`m not a hen in this situation anymore )? or can anyone else? If it happens again....I won`t be held responsable for my acts!!!!!   


    Christina 
    11/25/05 at 12:01 PM

    Comments:

    7 pm here. Gave a wonderful "Man, I think I`m coming down with something, hope it`s not contagious" performance and left work early. Went for a bit of shopping in the tow`s old center then bored myself to tears in class today - a comparison between French and Russian administration of colonies in the XIXth century - what can be fas..*yawn*..cinating? Filled head with nonsense and stomach with bad coffee.

    What are your plans for the weekend? Mine include a trip to the States and throwing myself from the Empire State Building! But if you have another sugestion, fill me in!

    Actually nevermind me, I took a blow to the head in the tube today and the effects persist still.

    Laura in case I haven`t told you before, you`re wonderful! Where did you find it? I`m downloading it right now, can`t waits to see the bushes going....BOOOOM!  

    Moro *snif, barely holding tears* two weekes?! I`ll miss your posts! But we shall meet again, Luke! And when we do...... No, seriously now, have a wonderful trip and make sure you enjoy every minute of it! Hope you`ll take pictures! (yeah, what am I talking about? I`m sure you already have the camera ready for some quality stalking time!


    CatsPlay 
    11/25/05 at 10:55 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Dee,

     

    And I probably shouldn't have used the word 'cured' in that last post, because I don't consider myself cured of the fear.  I still have the fear.  The improvement is learning how to handle your emotions and imagination surrounding it so that you can fly calmly.  But, I suppose at any time I could have another bad experience that would go beyond my ability to handle it, unfortunately.


    CatsPlay 
    11/25/05 at 10:54 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Dee,

    Sure, I would be glad to share as it may help others.  I will try to keep it brief.  I never used to be afraid of flying but it seems the older I get the worse it became, to the point of having real panic attacks in air-etc. 

     

    I sought out help from Captain Tom Bunn at http://www.fearofflying.com .   He is a retired pilot and therapist.  I hired him for a 1 hour phone session, which was incredibly helpful.  He then provided me with some 'mental exercises' to continue to do (too complicated to explain here, but things like desensitizing yourself by walking through your last bad flight, backwards in your mind, in minute steps, repeatedly).  This helped me immensely.

     

    Then 911 came along and I was fearful again.  I then bought his 10 DVD fear of flying course, and did it.  It includes, (among tons of other materials), visual walkthrus of the desensitizing exercise, and many other techniques.  Again, I feel much better about flying.

     

    I know it is easy to say but, bottom line is you are 100 times safer flying than you are lying in your own bed at night or driving down the street.  The trick is grasping that.  His tapes go through the technology of flying to prove why this is so, as well as many exercises to change the way you think about it.  He does say that 'creative' type people have many more problems because they are so 'visual'.  They have vivid imaginations and tend to jump to the worst case scenarios in their minds.  His exercises teach you to 'control' the imagination a bit, and to deal with 'what is' (the reality of the situation) versus what your imagination blows it up to be.

     

    Do I like flying?  No, I still hate it.  But this course teaches you to understand the fear, consider the reality of the situation, and enables you to handle it. 

     

    Hope that helps!  Any questions just ask!


    Dee 
    11/25/05 at 10:39 AM

    Comments:

    I'm off to see HPGoF!! I've asked hubby and son to help me look for a false forehead (they both looked at me like I was nutz!), so I'll give my report tonight!

     

    CatsPlay - Do you mind sharing how you cured your fear of flying? I actually have to pop a pill to force myself to get onboard! If you don't want to post, you can email. *hugs*


    CatsPlay 
    11/25/05 at 10:35 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Thanks for the info on the deleted scene in HP1.

     

    Dee -- ZOOM??  -- I have not realized that my PC DVD player has zoom capabilities.  Rushing to check it out now!!

     

     


    Elaine 
    11/25/05 at 10:04 AM

    Comments:

    You want to look at that video a bit more closely, Claudia, just in case they have ripped it from the site!

     

    I think it was Peekabooh who noted the whiskey buying. He bought red wine, beers, oh, and CRISPS, of course!


    CatsPlay 
    11/25/05 at 09:59 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Moro,

     

    If you are still here, just wanted to say have a wonderful and safe trip.  I have a severe fear of flying that I have had to do a lot of work on curing, so I know exactly where you are coming from.

     

    Just think, if AR really is back or on his way back to London, just think, maybe by chance he will go see Juliet's play on the same night that you do!

     

    Have fun!


    Laura 
    11/25/05 at 09:58 AM

    Comments:

    thank you for the explanation and above all for the video!!

    and for the help when I was not able to download it


    Claudia 
    11/25/05 at 09:55 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Oh well it was a little late for eBay to remove the auctions!  LOL

     

    Laura, the other video is available on the television page of the download site.  Its about the making of Mesmer. 

     

     


    Laura 
    11/25/05 at 09:40 AM

    Comments:

    GOF has already been removied from ebay.

    What is the other item? I read it but it sounds something that I never heard of.

    Glad you like the clip

     


    Claudia 
    11/25/05 at 08:56 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    A lot of thanks for the Snape deleted scene, Laura!

     


    Claudia 
    11/25/05 at 08:09 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Ali-Pat    *grin*

     

    Yes, new decorations and smilies for a whole new set of holidays!  Time has flown by this year! 

     

    While I'm ripping some music, I perused Ebay and found a couple of surpises. 

     

    Truly Madly Rickman is on the television page of this site.  If this seller bought it from a market stall, he/she bought a recording from television for I don't think BBC has ever released this show on video.

     

    Also, it would seem that GoF is already on DVD AND for sale on eBay as well.  *cough choke cough*  There were three copies on what looks like a 1 day sale and what's worse, all three had buyers!  Here's the link to one of them.  GoF 

     

    And from Blackpool too!  We'll have to see if we can get DI Peter Carlisle on the case!  (Viva Blackpool inside joke...I just couldn't resist)  

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Leanne 
    11/25/05 at 07:32 AM

    What is your location? Snowy Glasgow

    Comments:

    Yes it was snowing this morning in glasgow!! oh what fun!

    Just popping in to say Hi and the poll os hilarious!! Hmm who could possibly be winning this one then??

    Well i voted!!!

     

    See you later, unless i get so fed up with the snow, I actually go out and play in it!!

     

    Chao!

    Leanne

    -x-


    Ali-Pat 
    11/25/05 at 07:27 AM

    What is your location? on my way to work (pity me, please)

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

    Comments:

    Claudia, pardon my inner Hermione but not only is Olympia a major (?) city in Washington state, it is the capitol city.  I put the question mark there because it is more like a large college town than a major city.  It is also a place with a reputation for being a hotbed of politcal activism, so Rachel Corrie's story comes as no surprise to anyone from there.  (That sounded rather catty, but it wasn't meant to be.) 

     

    Yay!  New smilies!

     

     


    Laura 
    11/25/05 at 07:26 AM

    Comments:

    http://s53.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0HP6D0PBKX0BL3MPHYJ3AN5UEX

     

    deleted scene with Snape


    Moro 
    11/25/05 at 06:18 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh, leaving soon

    Comments:
    No coffee for me this morning though, Christina-- the coffee pot's in the dishwasher.  Besides, we've got a long drive out to Ohio today; long car trips and coffee don't mix well with me.  Funny-- it used to be fine.  When did I turn into my mother?

    Just dropping in to say bye bye, everyone!  We leave for London tomorrow.  I'd like to say that I'm excited, but flying makes me nervous and packing makes me cranky.  So between running around getting the last bits together and trying not to think of dying in some giant, crashy fireball, I can only say that I wish the trip was over already.  Gah!  I'll get excited once I'm there.  Certainly by next Thursday-- Alice Trilogy time, wahey!  I'll post my five-volume review when I get back. 

    That (by the by) will be in about two weeks, unfortunately; I won't have access to teh internet while I'm away.  I guess I'll have to find something other to do than sit round looking at pics of teh man and complaining about clip download times.

    Have a good weekend, everyone, and see you in two weeks!  Hope my fellow  American friends have recovered from all that turkey.  And that Christina has recovered from the parties.  Bye! 

    Christina 
    11/25/05 at 05:36 AM

    Comments:

    http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051118/SCENE03/51117016/1045 

    It was posted by BackstageMystic earlier.

    Finnaly arrived at work. Thanks, Satai.


    Satai Delenn 
    11/25/05 at 05:19 AM

    Comments:

    Have a good day at work Christina!

     

    HP Poll?????????????

     

    WHAT HP Poll??????????


    Christina 
    11/25/05 at 04:20 AM

    Comments:

    Just got up and preparing to go out on another freee*brrrr*zing day.I`m really cranky this morning so all I have to say is:

    1.The HP poll - nothing new under the sun regarding who`s leading the poll. But thank you very much for the link. Harry Pottermay be the leading character, HIS books, HIS movie but he`s no match for teh man.

    2.The deleted scene. Brilliant.Should have kept this.Wonder why not.eeeeeeh, got used to it.Thank you for the transcript though,I apreciate it.

    3.Christmas shopping...*getting even more depressed at the thought of it*...oh and then the Christmas party at work....bleah! "Never an easy or pleasant task".

    4.The one thing that made me giggle this morning is that it seems I`m not the only coffee addict around here!Way to go, Moro!

    5.There really isn`t a number five. No news, no new pictures, no nothing. Then I`m off to work, have tons of paperwork today. Catch you up later, when hopefully I`m in a better mood. Cheers...

     


    Satai Delenn 
    11/25/05 at 01:35 AM

    Comments:

    Yes Alfan,

     

    They most certainly should have kept it in. But they didn't..... *sigh*

     

    But, I have it thanks to the Family Channel and I watch it almost every day now. Just like POA. Yes, I know. I have no life. My life belongs to Snape now..... Lol.


    Alfan 
    11/25/05 at 01:31 AM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

     For those of you who dont want to go back and watch the deleted sceen, here it is.Ok, this is from memory so if i miss anything-shoot me. hee hee

     

    Deleted scene from Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone right after the scene in the movie.

     

    Snape:" Pity, clearly fame isnt everything, is it Mr.Potter?"

            ( Hermione waving her hand enthusiastically)

    Harry: " Clearly Hermione knows the answer, pity not to ask her!"

        (sounds of ooohs)

    Snape: " siiiiileeencee!" ( very smoothly )

     

    walks around the first set of desks

     

    Snape: " put your hand down you silly little girl" ( same thing that Voldemort says to Lilly  hmm,interesting)

     

    pulls a chair , sits backwards facing Harry and has a wicked evil look in his eyes and face.

     

    Snape; " for your information, Mr Potter, asphedel and wormwood make a sleeping potion so powerfull it is known as the draft of the living dead, a beazor is a stone taken from the stomach of a goat and will cure you from most poisons, and as for wolfsbane and monkshood, they are infact the same plant, wich also goes by the name of acinite"

     

    looks around with just his eyes after saying this

     

    Snape:" weeelll, why are you all not copying this down?"

     

    rustle of papers and opening of books heard, walks back up abruptly to his desk, grabs his quill and has a murderous look in his eyes..

     

    Snape;" note to Gryiffendor's,,,,, 5 points will be taken from your house for your classmates ( brilliant pause)  cheek.

     

    It is a scene that i love, and i believe that for the extra 1 minute it took, they should of kept it in.Brilliant bit of acting, the looks, the way he says the words, brilliant......oh did i mention its brilliant?.


    Satai Delenn 
    11/25/05 at 12:55 AM

    Comments:

    Elaine,

     

    Yes, I do get myself overly worked up a lot. I know this. It's a very bad habit of mine. I'm not apologizing for it though. It's part of who I am. Probably will never change.

     

    Claudia,

     

    I never said JKR was stupid. I said she DID something stupid (IMO). There's a difference. I DID however say that WB are idiots. I have seen them make WAY TOO MANY bad decisions over the years regarding shows and movies and my opinion of them is not likely to change if they continue to make bad decisions.

     

    This is my opinion. It's not likely to change.

     

    I will however, out of respect for you, try and refrain from calling them idiots again. Here at least....


    BackstageMystic 
    11/25/05 at 12:19 AM

    Comments:

    Vote for your favorite HP character:

     

    http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051118/SCENE03/51117016/1045

     

     

    To CatsPlay:  The extra Snape scene you're seeking is on Disc 2 from the first film (Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone).  It's scene 7.

    This scene, along with the others, were reworked back into the special showing on TV you mentioned.

     

     

    You have to do certain things (i.e. get funds from Gringott's Bank, and buy a wand at Ollivander's, etc.) and solve a few puzzles (to reach the Mirror of Erised - where the Stone is hidden) before you can access these extra scenes...sort of fun the first time, but a royal pain in the you-know-what thereafter.

     

    BM


    Dee 
    11/24/05 at 11:50 PM

    Comments:

    Yes...I often get a hand-cramp manipulating the forward, rewind, zoom, pause, zoom/zoom/zoom! It's really sort of sad...but, I'm obsessed!


    CatsPlay 
    11/24/05 at 11:41 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Hi Dee,

     

    FORWARD and BACKWARD buttons are our friends!  

     

    Nah, I don't plan to shop tomorrow.  I really hate shopping in big crowds, I just find it obnoxious. 


    Dee 
    11/24/05 at 11:34 PM

    Comments:

    CatsPlay - Ahh...I may be the only one still awake and afraid I can't answer your question. But, I'm really glad to know that I'm not the only one who occassionally watches only AR's scenes in his movies!

     

    You must not be shopping tomorrow!


    CatsPlay 
    11/24/05 at 10:44 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Question.  I was watching the Snape scenes from POA tonight.  I recall reading here, I think, that there was an extended scene of the 'page 394' scene, where Snape pulls up a chair and sits down across from Harry and gets right in his face.......I also think I remember reading that this scene was added back for the TV showing of POA.

     

    However, I can't find this on the deleted scenes.  Is there some other or secret way to find this scene, or am I recalling incorrectly? 

     

    There seems to be no Snape content on the Disc 2 of POA, and little on for Chamber of Secrets either.

     

    Thanks

     


    Dee 
    11/24/05 at 10:36 PM

    Comments:

    Gee...it's awfully quiet. Everyone must be in bed early so they can get an early start shopping tomorrow! Just in case some of you don't know -- the day after Thanksgiving is the largest shopping day of the year in the USA. Stores open at 6am with mega bargains, and people are actually lined up at the door to rush in! Have you ever seen a goofy TV show with crazed shoppers fighting in the aisles? Well...it's kinda true!


    Sabine 
    11/24/05 at 09:17 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I hope it's not too late to wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving!  Hmmm.... seems all the Thanksgiving emoticons have gone and we've moved on to the Christmas ones...  LOL


    Moro 
    11/24/05 at 07:18 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:
    Dee admonished:

    Quote:
    Moro - Honey...you've GOT to cut back on the coffee in the morning!


    What about the nighttime coffee? There's the afternoon coffee to consider as well.

    Heh.

    Quiet tonight! Must be the tryptophan (sp?) from all that turkey. Time for me to do some more packing. Sigh. (And I don't appear to have anything useful to add, anyhoo, apart from thanks for the MNiRC info! *fingers crossed*)


    Claudia 
    11/24/05 at 05:41 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

      Thank you Peekabooh!  I thought I was really losing it! 

     


    Peekabooh 
    11/24/05 at 05:22 PM

    Comments:

    Claudia, I posted the comment about the ladies who drank whiskey (my what a memory you´ve got...), Here is the link to the story;

     

    http://www.livejournal.com/users/peeekaboooh/2566.html

     

    Nighty night!

     


    Meeressternchen 
    11/24/05 at 05:06 PM

    Comments:

    Ricki Nicki, thnx a bunch for the link!


    RickiNicki 
    11/24/05 at 04:56 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:
    Meeressternchen: yes, there is still a German AR forum. I'm posting on that one as well. Here is the link

    off to bed.


    Meeressternchen 
    11/24/05 at 04:44 PM

    Comments:

    Ricki Nicki, THNX for both, LOL. By chance, are you posting on the German forum? (ie is the forum still existent?)

    Moro, gladly, I will do my best


    Moro 
    11/24/05 at 04:38 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh, sneaking in some AR goodness while hubby is made to iron his own shirts, muhahaha!

    Comments:
    Happy Thanksgiving! I forgot to say it to those among us who care about it. We're not having Thanksgiving till tomorrow-- my parents are driving us up to the airport on Saturday-- so it doesn't feel like a holiday to me yet. Dinner tonight will probably be something boring, like a stir fry.

    Meeressternchen - Goody! Glad to hear you had a great time. Can't wait to read what you have to say.

    Poor Christina! This calls for double Hello Kitty hugs:

    And maybe a baby Alan, too:

    Got to go now, before hubby catches me posting and takes the p*ss.


    RickiNicki 
    11/24/05 at 04:38 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:
    Meeressternchen (cute name btw), the event will take place in the Savoy Hotel.

    Claudia, I can't remember reading about it.


    Claudia 
    11/24/05 at 04:30 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Hmmmm, I thought it was you and Elaine that saw AR buying two drinks....I think I'll have to go back into the archives.....

     

    Dee, Olympia is a major city in Washington state.  Its where Rachel Corries was from. 

     

    Meeressterchen, just when you can.  I think we can all relate to RL getting in the way.

     


    Meeressternchen 
    11/24/05 at 04:27 PM

    Comments:

    Moro, hi there, sorry, I went and saw the show, it is just that I am having a busy time right now and am IN the process of writing it all up!

    Ricki Nicki, have fun! BTW, where exactly is it going to take place?


    CatsPlay 
    11/24/05 at 04:26 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Claudia,

     

    Here is a list of the nominations for the awards.  Don't know if this is the complete list but I don't see MCiRC

     

    http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/news/display/cm/contentId/86585


    RickiNicki 
    11/24/05 at 04:17 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:
    Claudia, it wasn't me seeing him buying drinks for 2 ladies. But maybe Elaine saw it.


    Dee 
    11/24/05 at 04:11 PM

    Comments:

    Claudia - What (or where) is "Olympia"?

     

    We're going to GoF tomorrow! I don't care how much Snape there is...I'll be happy for whatever I can get! But, I'm going to keep a close eye on AR's forehead and teeth...and, if I see that the director messed with teh face I'm going to throw a hissy fit! There's no need to change perfection!

     

    OT - I'm also looking forward to seeing Narnia! The books are so wonderful! *fingers crossed that the movie does the books justice*


    Claudia 
    11/24/05 at 03:43 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Emily found an interesting little blog.  Here's what she said. 

     

     
    from a blog by two women from Olympia WA who work for the organization Rachel Corrie was involved in.  They talk about seeing MNIRC in October -- looks like they were the two women that AR bought whiskeys for and was drinking with after the show (someone on the book said they saw him in the bar after the show, was it Elaine? Cant remember.)   Anyway, they say there may be a reading of MNIRC in Olympia if it comes to the US.
     
    I believe it was RickiNicki that first told us about AR buying drinks for two ladies and then Elaine told us she saw the transaction too, I believe.  Anyways....just another hopeful tid-bit that MNiRC will make it across the pond! 
     
    Thanks for the heads up on the Evening Standard awards, Sue!  Maybe he will be there for MNiRC!  I wonder if Megan Dodds is up for an award.... *crossing fingers*
     
     

    Roxysue 
    11/24/05 at 03:41 PM

    What is your location? Cold !!

    Comments:

    Hi !! Its been a long time. It must have taken me about 4 hours to catch up on the posts. This is one helluva active forum !! Things have been manic here: work ( I'm a percussion teacher for my sins -- had to laugh at Dee's account of band camp ! ); concerts ( THAT time of year ) ; children  ( why do kids have lots of activities so you spend half your evenings in the car ? ) and last but not least, THE OTHER HALF who, as it approaches Christmas, suddenly has lots of overseas business trips to go on. Having been back from India for a mere week, he has jetted off to Jordan, Dubai and Manilla in that order. I think it is really a shrewd plan to avoid the CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. !!!

         Anyway enough of my domestic strife. We all DID go to see G of F on Tuesday. Two of us have read all the books and the other two have not. We all for the most part enjoyed the film and actually did not find it that scary ( even the 7 year old !! ). I agree with the sentiments of Satai and others , that there was not enough of Snape in the film and very little dialogue. It must have taken Alan half a day or less to learn those few lines !!

          However there was a critic of the film in our local paper today and I thought I would share this quote with you.:

         " Helping give the film continuity are all the old favourites, including Alan Rickman, who continuing his quest to demonstrate that restrained violence can be a positive strategy in an educational environment - at Hogwarts at least - by attempting to drive up standards through judicious use of the back of his hand. Much under-rated, I'm told. "

       

              TeeHee, the Man is appreciated in some parts at least !!


    Dee 
    11/24/05 at 03:30 PM

    Comments:

    *groaning and unbuckling belt* Just back from Thanksgiving dinner. *moan* Pass me an after-dinner mint - the ones that say "Rolaids". Seriously, we had a great time! My eldest son and his fiance' were able to come. At one point, we actually started singing along with the canned music right in the middle of the restaurant! I think it was an old Dean Martin song...which goes to show that my family is really cooooool! *snort* Must have been all that sugar!

     

    Christmas Card Contest!! Yeah!! Claudia, maybe we could have a few different categories too? Just an idea. Something like:

    • General AR photos (publicity shots and on-the-street candids)
    • Snape and Harry Potter related
    • Movie screencaps

    Christina - *sending sympathy hugs* Honey, you should be proud of yourself for having the courage and confidence to approach your mailman! Great things are seldom granted to the timid! And the good news is - the fellow is probably so flattered that he'll give your mail extra special attention from now on!

     

    Snape Autograph on eBay - I thought AR didn't sign Snape photos?

     

    Vicki - Brûléed Mashed Sweet Potatoes? That sounds fabulous!! Will you share the recipe?


    RickiNicki 
    11/24/05 at 03:08 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:
    Well not really attending, just watching stars arriving and being in the bar. But I will definitely report. And of course would mention Elton as well! Same here, I adore Elton (used to be a huge fan)! I once saw him backstage back in 1997 when I felt dizzy and my dad took me to the ambulance men (who were backstage) and Elton just passed me with his bodyguards. I said "hello" but he didn't hear me. But in the end he saw my waving. lol.

    CatsPlay 
    11/24/05 at 02:43 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Elaine, aha, so I wasn't on another planet speculating about a removable dental device! 

     

    Yes, it appears to be from one of those desk calendar type things with a page a day.  Here is the thread from Snitchseeker which documents other photos from the calendar that are from scenes that were not in the movie...

     

    http://www.snitchseeker.com/vb3/showthread.php?threadid=29945

     

    RickiNicki, oooooooooh, I envy you the ability to go to such events!   If you do go, I will look forward to your report and hopefully you may spot AR.  I also adore Elton (not in an AR-way, though)!  Would love to hear of your other Elton-sightings(s) if others wouldn't mind too much!

     

    Back to the family and food....


    Laura 
    11/24/05 at 02:40 PM

    Comments:
    happy thanksgiving to everyone is celebrating today!
    Christina 
    11/24/05 at 02:31 PM

    Comments:

    Ok, my guests have just left, so I have some space to breath for a change! I also would like to wish all our dear Americans a Happy Thanksgiving! You probably think I`m gonna use one of those Turkey smilies....and who am I to dissapoint you?

     

    Gee, if I am thankful for anything is making out of this party alive! The smashed window and stained carpet I can live with!  

    Oh, and I am also sending a Hello Kitty hug to Moro, as she requested one earlier and didn`t get one!


    RickiNicki 
    11/24/05 at 01:58 PM

    Comments:
    Happy Thanksgiving!


    RickiNicki 
    11/24/05 at 01:54 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:
    Sue, I read this today as well! I wonder if HE is really attending, maybe he's back or maybe he's still in the States, I don't know. As I have a day off on Monday I will probably pop by. I would like to see Elton as well, haven't seen him for a looooong time. Might be nice to see both of them.

    Vicki 
    11/24/05 at 01:33 PM

    What is your location? Los Angeles

    Comments:

    Thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes!!  One of my favorite holidays....no gifts to buy, no elaborate decorations, just family, friends and GOOD FOOD!! 

     

    Today I am giving thanks for my family, our continued good health and all the wonderful friends that I have made on this Guest book. 

     

    Well, I'm off to make my Brûléed Mashed Sweet Potatoes and take them to my mother-in-law's house.  Have a happy day, everyone!


    Marty 
    11/24/05 at 01:32 PM

    What is your location? cold Munich

    Comments:
    Hallo Marlina,
    Snape got dark eyes and Alan´s eyes are somehow greenish- you should look in Alan´s or Severus eyes . Do not always look at the lower parts- which are quite interessting as well - I am talking about his flat feet.
    Alfan 
    11/24/05 at 01:12 PM

    What is your location? Canada

    Comments:

    Im off to work right now but before I go I want to wish all my American friends HAPPY THANKSGIVNG!!!


    Elaine 
    11/24/05 at 12:40 PM

    Comments:

    Oh, and that cut scene! Looks like they might have filmed the scene with Snape blasting the bushes outside the Yule Ball. (Note his wand out!)Let's hope we see that on the dvd! (and is that a calendar?)


    Elaine 
    11/24/05 at 12:38 PM

    Comments:

    Sue, I thought you were going to say "Dickman" there - a la Victoria Wood! AR AND Gillian Anderson! Wonder if they will televise it somewhere?

     

    Satai, I think you get yourself too worked up. I agree you have a right to give your opinion, and you are welcome to make it. We enjoy hearing your thoughts on GoF, etc especially as they don't conform with the majority.But you should try and "curb your enthusiasm" a bit. You have proved to us that you are a master of the written word. Don't sully that reputation by sinking to abuse. We have rights, too, and one should be that we can come here and not have to feel embarrassed or offended by offensive comments.

     

    Now to teeth. You can get a sort of bridge that fits over teeth like retainers and I reckon that's what AR hd done. It was too quick a change for anything else. That's all I'm saying because we seem to pick the poor man up for every little thing he does. He's just fine whatever shape he comes in!

     

    And Happy Thanksgiving to all you Yanks!

     Thanksgiving Dinner Sleepy Pilgrim Pilgrim Pilgrim Happy Thanksgiving 

    Pilgrim Girl Carving Turkey Pilgrim Turkey Carve The Turkey Nap Turkey(Sorry,Em!) 



    rebecca 
    11/24/05 at 11:35 AM

    What is your location? sunny Florida

    Comments:

    Thanks for the heads up on the signed Snape photo, I'm bidding on it! (know I won't get it, but oh well!)

     

     Off to see GoF Saturday p.m. at the IMAX!! Can't wait---I'm a little obsessed with Snape in this movie...can't for the life of me figure out why, lol.

    ~Rebecca


    CatsPlay 
    11/24/05 at 11:21 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Here is a link to the article I think Sue is referring to...

     

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/theatre/articles/21019101?source=Evening%20Standard


    CatsPlay 
    11/24/05 at 11:17 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Woo Hoo Sue!  Exciting news!  Thanks!  So, it may seem that AR is traveling from NY to London sometime between 11/21 and Monday, if that Brokeback Mountain screening info was accurate.


    sue 
    11/24/05 at 11:06 AM

    Comments:

    Err. that would be RiCKman


    Sue 
    11/24/05 at 11:04 AM

    Comments:

    Is it safe??

     

    I bear News!!

    Tonights London Evening Standard reports:

    " Sir Elton John and Gillian Anderson are among the stars who will attend the 51st Evening Standard Theatre awards at the Savoy in Monday...............blah blah blah................Other stars at the event include John Hurt, Stephen Daldry, Emilia Fox, Alan Rikcman......etc etc"


    Marlina 
    11/24/05 at 10:33 AM

    Comments:

    Thanks Laurie

    Yeah, it's really exciting.. Just can't believe i really recieve it

     

    Oh, Thanks for the once provide the Mike Newell's interview clip! I never sure Alan wear contact lens to play Snape until today

     

    Have to go to sleep now Nighty Night!

     

    hehee..

     


    Laurie 
    11/24/05 at 10:18 AM

    What is your location? Vermont

    Comments:

     Marlina! I'm so happy for you. I know how excited I was to get my autograph. I brought the picture to work to show the girls I work with. I said to them "he touched this picture and I bet it has his DNA on it" (I watch way to much CSI) and one of the girls replied, "not unless he sneezed or coughed on it." LOL


    CatsPlay 
    11/24/05 at 09:49 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    As a little Thanksgiving day treat, if you haven't seen these before, I think they will make you laugh. 

     

    http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=serpenatrix


    Christina 
    11/24/05 at 09:44 AM

    Comments:
    I meant "sometimes" instead os "something" in the previous post.
    Marlina 
    11/24/05 at 09:41 AM

    Comments:

    Thanks

    Yeah.. I just can't stop kiss *caugh* i mean staring at it


    Christina 
    11/24/05 at 09:41 AM

    Comments:

    VERY OT but : Moro, I bet you thought I wasn`t serious, well guess what! I was!   BAAAAAAAD IDEA! He`s worse that gay! He`s married!!!   (I truly am! watch! )And I made a complet fool out of myself! I couldn`t mutter something else other than..."O! silly me! I`m sorry....Do you have kids too?" What kind of question is that? I hardly recognize myself! And that concludes our "must go on after heartbreaking separation from boyfriend* lesson for today, kids! That`s it! I`ll remain quietly in my dungeon and never set foot in the Outer World again! NOOOO! WAIT! I can`t do that either! He`s the postman, duuuuh! He comes AT HOME with the mail! Drats! I need a plan B, prontissimo!

    Marlina - I am so happy for you! Well at least it was worth the wait!

    Satai - I could never imply that you mustn`t see things with a critical eye. I do that too, maybe too much! Sadly I came to the conclussion it`s not the best thing to do for myself because my high standards could only drive people away. Lately I just learned to adapt to the situation and make the best of what I have. And if I have this little of Snape, well I decided to make the best of it and enjoy every second hes on screen. It`s nice to believe our efforts could make a difference, but unfortunately the world insn`t build that way. Something what we wish for and what we fight for doesn`t come true. You have to start fighting with that option in mind, that you may not succed, so the failure doesn`t affect you that much. It`s just my opinion about life in general, which doesn`t mean I actually stop fighting, or dreaming or anything. It`s just my opinion that you have to learn to accept what it has been given to you. I didn`t mean you have to stop expressing yourself, it was more a personal thought about the situation.

    Anyway, life would get pretty boring if we all agree on every matter!

     


    kathy 
    11/24/05 at 09:40 AM

    Comments:

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates and a "I'm so thankful for Claudia and all of you on this wonderful GB"

     


    Dee 
    11/24/05 at 09:34 AM

    Comments:

    Alanfan - Gee...I never thought about it. AR could still be here sitting down to a Thanksgiving buffet as we speak! sigh...

     

    Moro - Honey...you've GOT to cut back on the coffee in the morning!

     

     


    Bluebeatbbabe 
    11/24/05 at 09:05 AM

    Comments:
    Marlina,

    Well Done, I know you will be tickled pink and all the other colours of the rainbow too!!!

    You can kiss it many times... er... the photo , that is !
    CatsPlay 
    11/24/05 at 09:00 AM

    What is your location? Snowy Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Marlina,

     

    Congratulations, that is wonderful!!  


    Marlina 
    11/24/05 at 08:47 AM

    What is your location? Indonesia

    Comments:

    Hey all!

     

    WooO! Guess what i found in my mail box today!

    Alan authograph!

     

    Sorry can't help myself!

     


    Ali-Pat 
    11/24/05 at 08:39 AM

    What is your location? packing the car with all those pies...

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

    Comments:

    Claudia--thanks so much for that Mephisto article!!  Any article that cites Dorothy Parker is worthwhile, not to mention the actor who quotes her.  Had no idea AR read for White Nights.  Wonder if his character did any dancing...

     

    A wonderful and warm Thanksgiving to all who celebrate! 


    Claudia 
    11/24/05 at 08:20 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Ohhh yes!  An AR Christmas card contest would be an excellent idea!  Let me see what I can come up with. 

     

     


    Bluebeatbbabe 
    11/24/05 at 08:02 AM

    What is your location? Sheffield

    Comments:
    Dee,
    I'm with you for a christmas card design contest - Alan related , of course, think that could be real fun.

    What do you think Claudia ?

    I've one in mind already, mind, it's probably the same as many others will be thinking!.
    Perhaps we could ECard the best entries !.
    Claudia, I have n't forgotten the Bill Paterson tape- I promise to search tonight for it !
    Claudia 
    11/24/05 at 07:37 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     

    Happy thanksgiving to everyone that celebrates!  Have a great day and get some rest...the Christmas race begins tomorrow! 

     

    Satai, of course you have a right to express your opinion.  And I agree that the "powers that be" need to have the whole picture as far as how fans feel about the film. 

     

    But when they are called idiots and stupid, that's not acceptable. Just as I would not tolerate anyone calling you or anyone else here idiot or stupid.

     

    I'm really sorry if you can't understand my position. 

     

     

     


    Satai Delenn 
    11/24/05 at 07:33 AM

    Comments:

    Quote:
    Moro  
    Today at 06:35 AM

    What is your location?
    Pittsburgh

    Comments:
    And well that you should look at things with a critical eye, Delenn! Too few people do engage in critical thinking these days. If it makes you feel any better, I don't think Claudia meant to take issue with your position. Rather, I think she was only concerned about the references to the folks at WB as "idiots" and to JKR "stupidly" approving changes and omissions. As forum moderator it's her job to take issue with anything posted on the GB that might be potentially libelous or slanderous, and put a stop to it. But I don't think you libeled or slandered anyone in this case-- it might be a case of name-calling, but that in itself isn't lawsuit material.

    I also think that Claudia does a fine job of monitoring this board and her say should be not just the final word, but the only word in such matters. It's not even my place to have said as much regarding this particular dispute as I have. So I'm going to shut up about it now.
     

     

    Yeah, I understand that and you are correct. Claudia is the final/only word on this board, BUT, I have the right to state my opinion of WB and JKR and it should NOT be brought down on her head (and I know you are not arguing with me on this Moro, I am merely explaining it). It is MY opinion, not hers, how I feel about this movie. And no, I did not say anything liabelous (sp????) or slanderous. I merely stated my own PERSONAL opinion of a network and the creator. There is nothing wrong with that. If WB is going to get bent out of shape about someone stating an opinion about them (positive OR negative) then they've got bigger problems than just making movies (both bad and good ones).

     

    Ok. I'm going to bed so that I can have a few hours of sleep before I have to go face my family for Thanksgiving. Lord, this is going to be a long day! I love them, but.........

     

    Anyway, Happy Turkey Day to all that celebrate it!


    Moro 
    11/24/05 at 06:35 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:
    And well that you should look at things with a critical eye, Delenn! Too few people do engage in critical thinking these days. If it makes you feel any better, I don't think Claudia meant to take issue with your position. Rather, I think she was only concerned about the references to the folks at WB as "idiots" and to JKR "stupidly" approving changes and omissions. As forum moderator it's her job to take issue with anything posted on the GB that might be potentially libelous or slanderous, and put a stop to it. But I don't think you libeled or slandered anyone in this case-- it might be a case of name-calling, but that in itself isn't lawsuit material.

    I also think that Claudia does a fine job of monitoring this board and her say should be not just the final word, but the only word in such matters. It's not even my place to have said as much regarding this particular dispute as I have. So I'm going to shut up about it now.


    Laura 
    11/24/05 at 06:22 AM

    Comments:

    I liked HP movies before to know who AR was...I should dig a hole and hide myself there, ehehe.

    So I'm always and still a huge HP fan.

    I hope for the future that mr Rickman receives offers to play something where he is the main character, so no cut scene for him, only for others


    Moro 
    11/24/05 at 06:18 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:
    Completely off topic, here-- forgive me.  I just have to know.  It's a burning issue:

    Did the geeky postman agree to go out with you, Christina? 

    woohoo!


    Satai Delenn 
    11/24/05 at 06:17 AM

    Comments:

    Laura, Moro,

     

    Thank you both very much for your support. It is very much appreciated.

     

    I was speaking to someone today/yesterday about the movie and we got into a discussion about documentaries vs. entertainment vs. books, etc.

     

    He said that movies based from books are ALWAYS different and are done strictly for money making purposes (although, and this is my viewpoint, so are books......) and rarely hold true to the books. I know this is true, but that does not make it any less frustrating to see this done. If you're going to make a movie from a book it should hold true to it's original source and not take liberties. Or, if it does, it should be MINIMAL.

     

    I have also come to realize that as I get older I am analyzing things WAY more than I used to and as a result I tend to be harsher about things like this. I am no longer able to watch a show or movie that has been based off of a book or history or whatever because I then sit and analyze everything and expect it to resemble the truth (or if it's off of a book, I expect it to more closely resemble what was originally written), not be completely embellished. Plus, I have never been a big fan of pure action films and so the GOF movie has disappointed me on two fronts. 1. It was based on a book and did not follow the book very closely, and 2. It was turned into an action movie with little/no depth of story and/or characters.

     

    The result? A highly disappointing film for me. Did the movie make me laugh? Yes, it did. But more than that it made me want to cry because of how much was changed AND removed and added.

     

    So, I do respect that most of you enjoyed the film because it was fast paced and funny and that you don't care that things were taken out and other things added in that weren't in the book and more things that were in the book were changed, etc., but I expect the same respect in return from people when I state that I wasn't happy with the movie and choose to express whom I am upset with and why.


    Laura 
    11/24/05 at 05:36 AM

    Comments:

    Satai

    I agree with you that it's disappointing to see how lack of Snape there is and that he's been cut too!

    I was thinking about Lord of Rings too but in a different way:I wouldn't mind a longer Harry Potter movie if it had more Snape this way.More adults than kids watch HP movies so if it would last a little more and keep more Snape in it I would be very happy!

    Hugs for you Satai, don't be upset, let's hope some good scene will end in the DVD as extra, available to everyone!!

    (hope hope hope!)


    Moro 
    11/24/05 at 05:23 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh, with coffee

    Comments:
    Why is everyone still up? This is a ridiculous time to be awake! Go to bed!

    Heh. See what I did there. It's funny because I'm awake, too. Heh.

    Maybe not.

    Okay: I know I'm stirring an open can of worms, here. I should just stay out of it. But Delenn, this GOF thing's really eating away at you. Of course you have a right to be disappointed, and to say so. But film adaptations don't cancel out their book counterparts. Look at Lord of the Rings: a lot of things were changed and omitted in those films, but no one's stopped reading Tolkien-- in fact his readership's increased. No one's going to forget the original version of the story. The same is true with JKR's work. It's powerful, poignant storytelling that resonates with a lot of people; they're always going to return to the original, whether the films reflect that original faithfully or not. And it's also true that that original story, and the things you find most meaningful in it, will stay with you. That's your personal engagement with the narrative, and no one can take it from you. They'll argue with you about it, sure, but their arguments don't invalidate your reading of the text.

    For the record, everyone, I don't think the studio or JKR or anyone else is about to come after us because Delenn has expressed dissatisfaction with the film. It may not be what they want to hear, but she hasn't libeled anyone, nor has she threatened anyone. Relax and give Delenn a break, okay? We're all friends here, and we're all very level-headed, thoughtful people. That's what drew me out of lurkdom in the first place.

    Now, have a Hello Kitty. Hello Kitty wants a hug!

    Don't make me pull out the baby Alan. I'll do it. Don't push me.




    Satai Delenn 
    11/24/05 at 04:34 AM

    Comments:

    Quote:
    kathy  
    Today at 03:21 AM

    Comments:

    Satai, you can express that directly to the studios, I know they have email.  This isn't the proper forum.

     

     

    Oh, I see. So everyone else here can say how great they think the film is, but I am not allowed to say how displeased/angry/frustrated/disappointed I am in the film and why?..........


    Christina 
    11/24/05 at 03:53 AM

    Comments:

    Well it`s not long before my guests arrive so I will make this short.

    deleted scene - *sigh*......No rosie bushy scene for us....so sad...but this is all I can say. You really shouldn`t get to upset, Satai, because there`s not much one CAN do in such a situation. Let`s hope the next one will be better. And yes, I know the wait is loooooong....But we also must remember this book was substantially bigger than the previous, so there really wasn`t much room to squeeze all the Snape scenes or other scenes with other characters.

    Ok, they are here...why do I get the feeling this is goind to be a loooooong day?


    Alanfan 
    11/24/05 at 03:25 AM

    Comments:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you across the pond, I hope you have a great time sharing with your families. And if Alan is still there with friends, I hope he has a great time too.


    kathy 
    11/24/05 at 03:21 AM

    Comments:

    Satai, you can express that directly to the studios, I know they have email.  This isn't the proper forum.


    Satai Delenn 
    11/24/05 at 03:11 AM

    Comments:

    Quote:
    Claudia  
    Today at 01:36 AM

    What is your location?
    GA

    Comments:

    Satai, when posting, please remember that we have eyes on us.

     

    I think they need to know that not everyone likes what they've done with the film. If all they see is "Oh, the movie was great, I don't mind the changes....." then they're not going to acknowledge when people aren't happy. I am very frustrated at what they did and seeing the pic of that deleted scene just increases my anger and frustration with them. I have the right to express that.


    Christina 
    11/24/05 at 03:01 AM

    Comments:

    Morning everyone!*trying to stay awake*

    Moro-Oh I forgot to mention yesterday I found a video (following one of the links in the main page) with an AR -Darth Vader comparison!!! Awsome!!! (I didn`t post the link because I just knew you would curse your dial-up connection again)So you are not the only one thinking we would have looked great with a lighsaber!

    Dee- In case I haven`t mentioned, you rock. Well, I suppose I did mention it once or twice. Well, tough! Get used to it!

    Chalebh- Christmas tree? Already? Oh I`m getting waaay behind here!

    I`m off! I have to prepare a birthday party! And not for myself sadly! You know, the your-place-is-free-and-I-still-live-with-my-parents-so-help-me kind of party.....It`s a good thing that I have such a big and generous heart...and don`t forget modest too! *wink* So I`ll let you sleep for a little while but somebody better be awake when I return!

    Claudia - updates? updates you said? *bouncing like a little kid* Yuuuupeeee!!!!

    There hasn`t been a word on AR`s projects for some time now.....These people better not mess with my patience!

    oh and I also have a huuuuuge request for anybody who has the Love Actually DVD. I understand it includes that deleted scene with Alan and Emma, Harry and Karen, I mean? if it`s not to big and you find some way to do that, could someone please upload that somewhere? *big puppy eyes*.....Is anyone interested in helping this sad hen here?

     


    Chalebh 
    11/24/05 at 01:43 AM

    What is your location? admiring the Christmas tree

    Comments:

    Good morning,

     

    for the signed picture at ebay the bits are now 20 pounds (and that is with 9 days to go).  Maybe it's just because everybody knows it is an original autograph and nothing faked. But where is the fund in hunting down a signed picture from the man himself?

     

    Sarah, Moro (and all the others who didn't dare to ask) *g*

    Chalebh is an anagram of my family name. I came upon it in school when we discussed the concept and use of anagrams. The "Chalebh" intrigued me because it is similar to a name in the bible and it was far better than the anagram I made from my first name.

    Years after that, when I started browsing the internet I was in need of a suitable and unique (and intelligent) nickname, I remembered it. So that is the story behind it.

     

    Christmas is approaching fast. Tonight I have my first of a lot of Christmas parties this year.

    And the weather forecast says a lot of snow this evening and the next morning. To make a short guess: There will be no "rush"-hour tomorrow morning.

     

    Have a nice day

     

    Chalebh

     

     


    Claudia 
    11/24/05 at 01:36 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Satai, when posting, please remember that we have eyes on us. 

     

     


    Sarah 
    11/24/05 at 01:14 AM

    What is your location? UK - moving house tomora!!!!!

    Comments:

    Catsplay - thanx for the pic

    I'm too busy looking at his hands and the way he holds his wand to look at anything else!! I'm a real hand person!


    Dee 
    11/23/05 at 11:23 PM

    Comments:

    Ah yes, the stance... Teh man can make just standing look good! If the photo was a little clearer I'd use it for my Christmas cards!

     

    Hmmm...maybe an AR Christmas card design contest would be fun!


    Satai Delenn 
    11/23/05 at 11:19 PM

    Comments:

    ARGH! GRrrrrrr!!!!!!

     

    *grumbles and mumbles incoherently about the idiots of WB and at JKR for stupidly approving the changes......* *shakes fist at WB idiots and JKR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*

     

    STOP BUTCHERING THE HP FILMS BY CUTTING OUT SCENES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    CatsPlay 
    11/23/05 at 11:00 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    By the way, that deleted scene image is fixation-worthy.  Check teh luscious hair and the stance and the nice, slim waist. 

     

    YUMMY!

     

     


    CatsPlay 
    11/23/05 at 10:43 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    check this pic from a GOF cut scene!

     

    http://www.livejournal.com/community/ar_daily/50153.html


    Satai Delenn 
    11/23/05 at 10:01 PM

    Comments:

    Quote:
    WhoGirl17  
    Today at 03:15 PM

    What is your location?
    Pittsburgh

    Comments:
    Hi everyone! I've been lurking around for the last few weeks, reading all of your delightful posts every morning while I avoid doing work :-) Anyway, I just read this article and I didn't think it had been posted yet, so I thought I'd share at the same time as saying hello to everyone! Happy Thanksgiving to all you USAers! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9959467/page/2/ 

     

     

     

    Oh yeah, lol. That's a great article! I laughed the first time I read it.


    Dee 
    11/23/05 at 09:13 PM

    Comments:

    And speaking of The Preacher...

     


    Sweet dreams!


    Dee 
    11/23/05 at 08:30 PM

    Comments:

    Thanks so much for pointing me to The Preacher transcript. wOw! The words are very powerful. In this day of political correctness and government posturing, most "civilized people" would probably consider it an immoral speech. Yet, perhaps they have forgotten that peace is usually built on bloody foundations.

     

    Sorry...don't mean to get so philosophical on Thanksgiving Eve! Quick, pass the gravy!


    CatsPlay 
    11/23/05 at 08:07 PM

    Comments:

    Hi Claudia,

     

    I looked at some image services too and saw nothing.  I guess a 'press screening' may not be a covered event like a premiere (drats!)


    Claudia 
    11/23/05 at 07:58 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Thanks CatsPlay.  I just did a quick scan of some of the image services and there's nothing there of AR for either film.  I did, however, see quite a few picks of a nekkid Heath Ledger and a Jake Gyllenhaal's stunt double!  LOL

     

    I haven't been able to find anything firm about MNiRC but I keep looking. 

     

     

     


    CatsPlay 
    11/23/05 at 07:42 PM

    Comments:

    Sorry, 11/21, not yesterday


    CatsPlay 
    11/23/05 at 07:40 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Possible AR alert, trying to decipher this blog

     

    http://ifcblog.ifctv.com/ifc_blog/2005/11/_friday_decembe.html

     

    but I think they are saying that AR was at a press screening for Brokeback Mountain.

     

    http://www.brokebackmountainmovie.com

     

    Makes sense cause this is an Ang Lee film.   Depending on when this was, this may mean that AR may still be in the US?  I think there may have been multiple press screenings, but here was one yesterday in NYC.  And the guys who  wrote that blog above appear to be in NYC, and if Star Jones was there, then that would imply NYC.  Has anyone heard anything further on MNiRC?

     

    http://www.ifp.org/calendar/eventitem.php?chapter=1&id=1130

     

    Hmmmmm...if AR is in NYC, maybe he is firming up details for MNiRC?

     

     


    Laurie 
    11/23/05 at 06:33 PM

    What is your location? Vermont

    Comments:

    Thank you Elaine for posting that clip, Claudia for posting the article and everyone else for posting all the stuff you post and keeping me in stitches a lot of the time. I just loving coming to the GB, you are all so wonderful!

     

    I do have a question that is OT but I have to ask, is there anyone else on here from Vermont? I know it's a small state but there must be someone else here!


    SeverinaSnape 
    11/23/05 at 05:47 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:

    Add one more from Philly - ME!

     

    Born and raised in West Philly - but a Nanticoke-Lenni Lenape Native American - YEP! Historically the tribal territory is Delaware... and the Delaware valley still carries a lot of Nanticoke and Lenape names...

    NOW how many of US are roaming on this forum eh?

     

     

    Hmm I need a N8tive emoticon!


    Claudia 
    11/23/05 at 05:20 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Thanks for the update on the "Pooltogether" auction, Sue.  Its interesting that he put up a signed pic of Snape.  I wonder if he thought it would be more popular since GoF is so much in the air. 

     

    Yes Dee, our very own sonoma did a transcript of The Preacher a good while back.  Big hats off to sonoma for that because it take a heck of a lot of patience to do something like that! 

     

    Moro, our AWOL Kimberly sent me a link to the Play transcript a while back too.  Its on the same page you downloaded the clip from. 

     

     


    CatsPlay 
    11/23/05 at 04:53 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Dee,

     

    Go to the television page of the Download Haven and Claudia links to a transcript of The Preacher.


    sue 
    11/23/05 at 04:49 PM

    Comments:

    The Isle of Mull's "Pooltogether" charity auction have now added their signed Alan Rickman photo. It's a Snape one so hop that some of the people who are after the dodgy ones give this genuine one a go!!

    Details HERE


    Dee 
    11/23/05 at 04:24 PM

    Comments:

    INTJ - Thanks for posting that download link again! It would have taken longer to browse through the old posts than it did to actuallly download the video! Which, by the way is FABULOUS!!! Sparkling clear, beautiful color, so close you can see her nose hairs...  Egads...teh hands!

     

    Getting back to the subject of The Preacher...does anyone know if there's a transcript of it anywhere? I'd love to read it.

     

    Christina - Thanksgiving here in the USA is tomorrow (Thursday). Many guestbook folks have probably already made the sage dressing and made the pumpkin pies! Me...? I made reservations! We're going to a typical American eat-until-you-explode buffet.


    Moro 
    11/23/05 at 04:10 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh! Yeah!

    Comments:
    That's four gals from Pennsylvania, Claudia-- we've got one from Philly, remember. Yea, verily, our mighty legions shall rise up and take possession of this forum, etc. etc.

    Pennsylvania: the Red State Masquerading as a Blue State. Catchier than "The Keystone State" as far as mottos go, I feel.

    Thanks for the article, by the way! I'm getting in a theater mood. I've just watched Play and now I'm off to fetch myself the script, because I couldn't catch all of it just by listening. Is it just me, or does the repetition of the dialogue coupled with the "graveyard" aspect of the thing frighten all of you, too? It gave me serious chills. (She said, rather inelegantly.)

    WhoGirl17 
    11/23/05 at 03:55 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Yeah, I kind of noticed the abundance of Pittsburghers on here  I'm actually originally from Arizona, but I've been here for about five years now.  I'm amazed by how many connections AR has to this city!  St. Paul's, which is church at the end of Dogma, is right down the street from where I live.  I sigh when I pass that sidewalk...Alan walked there...I also found out (from the commentary on the DVD) that the dancers used in Bob Roberts were from my college!  Awesome!  Go Point Park!  But anyway, thanks for the warm welcome everyone!  I'll be sure to be more vocal from now on   Ta ta!


    Claudia 
    11/23/05 at 03:36 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

     

    Hello WhoGirl17 and welcome aboard!  I'm so glad you came out of lurksville!  I hope you will join us as often as you can. 

     

    Oh dear, we Georgia girls need to get on the ball!  I think its a tie right now.  Three of us from Georgia...Three from California...and now three from Pennsylvania!  LOL 

     

    I just received an email from Whateverittakes. 

     

    Hi,
    We need your help! We've designed ecards for each of the wristbands we have for sale & we need your help to get them out to people! Each ecard represents a different band, this first one is for Franz Ferdinand. If you can, please email this link on to anyone you think would be interested in seeing the Franz Ferdinand wristband or the http://www.whateverittakes.org website. We're on a mission to raise as much as we can before Christmas! We'll be sending you a different one each week - please just delete them if you can't help. Don't forget to check out our shop yourself - more wristbands have recently been released!

    Many thanks

    All at Whateverittakes

    If you have problems reading this,
    click here

     

    Unfortunately, they don't have any wristbands with AR's art on it yet.  Maybe it will show up soon. 

     

    http://www.whateverittakes.org/shop.php?rc=70

     

     



    Christina 
    11/23/05 at 03:27 PM

    Comments:

    WhoGirl17 - Oh no! another Pittsburg girl! You`ve got us all surrounded! And don`t you DARE mention pierogie! I still can`t cook them right!  


    Christina 
    11/23/05 at 03:23 PM

    Comments:
    Well WhoGirl17, one thing`s for sure! You just bribed your way in! (kidding!!) Welcome aboard! That link was posted a couple of weeks back, I can`t really remember, but nice of you though! Oh, and thanks for the Thanksgiving reminder! As I`m European I have an excuse for ignorance! Happy Thanksgiving to all of our dear Americans! (aaaa....when is that exactly? )
    WhoGirl17 
    11/23/05 at 03:15 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:
    Hi everyone! I've been lurking around for the last few weeks, reading all of your delightful posts every morning while I avoid doing work :-) Anyway, I just read this article and I didn't think it had been posted yet, so I thought I'd share at the same time as saying hello to everyone! Happy Thanksgiving to all you USAers! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9959467/page/2/
    Christina 
    11/23/05 at 03:11 PM

    Comments:

    Moro, you lucky kid! At least YOU didn`t have to wrapp yourself in tinfoil pretending to be 3-CPO or wear a mop on top of your head because you "just HAD a natural talent for playing Chewie"! I swear, if I ever get my hand on those nasty kids... and the fact that they grown up is NOT going to save them! Captain...*dark heavy breathing* prepare my ship for departure!*dark heavy breathing*  They have failed me for the last time....
    Ok, enough SW talk, I`m going mental! 

     

    Yeah, we`ve been having these weird topics lately:boob touching, leg spreading, fake items popping out from`s AR lovely features...hmmm...do you think this is a sign that we have LOST IT?! Or simply need to get out more?  

    Well that`s it! I`m asking my pretty-handsome-but-rather-geeky-and-most-probably-gay-by-the-looks-of-it postman on a date! 


    Claudia 
    11/23/05 at 03:01 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    And here's a piccie from Mephisto....

     

     


    Claudia 
    11/23/05 at 02:49 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

      Between cleaning the house, I'm still working on an update AND digging around in my AR archives.  I found this article and thought it might be some interesting reading.  Its long but interesting nonetheless.....

     

     

    Into the Underworld.  By Heather Lawton (Guardian Newspaper April 2, 1986)

     

    Alan Rickman concedes that heavy metal fans and theatre audiences are often worlds apart. Perhaps this shouldn't be the case. Rickman refers back a few years to when he was performing in Man Is Man at Bristol's Little Theatre. Having taken his final bow to the discreet Brechtian audience, he took a look in the next door hall where Thin Lizzie was performing.

     

    "I just opened the door and was thrown back by the high-octane excitement that was going on on that stage. And you thought now just a minute ... I'm not trying to be a rock group and we don't have to have people watching us waving scarves in the air and jumping up and down. But there's got to be a version of that excitement, otherwise theatre is a waste of time."

     

    Excitement is hard to come by. Rickman says he's found it in Peter Brook's work and at Ariane Mnouchkine's Theatre du Soleil on the outskirts of Paris. Having seen Henry IV there, and more recently her play on Cambodia, The Terrible But Unfinished History of Norodom Sihanouk. Rickman registered the experience of "an entire audience actively involved in the story unfolding in front of them" and of feeling "parts of you being activated while you're watching it that seem only to be activated when you go to wonderful theatre."

     

    This is the reason he's glad now to be doing something of Mnouchkine's. He opens as Hendrik Hofgen in her version of Klaus Mann's Mephisto at the Barbican tomorrow. Adrian Noble directs this new translation by Timberlake Wertenbaker. A translation faithful to Mnouchkine, says Noble, who describes the play in her words, as a "histoire exemplaire."

     

    Doing Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Rickman sometimes felt "a lack of breathing in the audience" - a version perhaps of his own excitement at Mnouchkine's theatre. In the RSC's production of Christopher Hamptons' dramatization of the Laclos novel, Rickman played the morally bankrupt Vicomte de Valmont with superb, sexy, dissolute languor, plus a brilliant sense of timing and feeling such that it was tempting to say perhaps it was a professional turning point for him. Not a suggestion he relishes - all acting is cumulative. He shrugs. "With a part like that, you'd be a fool not to use it."

     

    Rickman sees his part as Hofgen as being about "how big a trough you can dig for yourself," should you be blinded by hideous, meaningless ambition. Mnouchkine's work requires a somewhat heightened form of acting, he says. She provides more of an over than a sub-text, requiring a fairly direct and energized style.

    When Mephisto, the story of an actor's gradual corruption in Nazi Germany was performed at the Theatre du Soleil in 1979, it caused quite an uproar. More than 200,000 saw the play, seated with stages around them so they could turn from Hamburg to Berlin with a mere swivel.

     

    One of the reasons perhaps for the play's impact may have been that the novel (written in 1936) was still embalmed in litigation and banned in Germany. It didn't appear legally there until 1981. Istvan Szabo's fine adaptation was the same year. Thus the story of Mephisto - now well documented - was until comparatively recently a tale one had to burrow for under bookstalls by the Seine to find illegal German translations.

     

    It was like seeking out a Nabakov or a Genet, but the reason for the prohibition was libel rather than indecency - the character of Hendrik Hofgen is extremely close to the German actor Gustaf Gruendgens, Mann's brother-in-law, and known for his role as Mephisto in Goethe's Faust.

     

    Despite allegations of Nazi association, Gruendgens remained an actor of significance in post-war Germany until his suicide in 1963. It was his adopted son who brought the libel action.

     

    Klaus Mann committed suicide in a Cannes hotel in 1949, aged 43. A contributory factor may well have been his failure to get Mephisto published in post-war Germany. Mnouchkine's play opens with a voice speaking a letter of rejection from a publisher to Mann, followed by Mann's bitter reply. And indeed one of the last letters Mann wrote before his death was a savage indictment to a publisher who had reneged on his promise to publish the novel.

     

    Rickman is reluctant to be weighed down by autobiographical associations. Having read the novel, Mann's autobiography the Turning Point, history books and having seen the movie, he says one should assemble the information but then "throw it over your shoulder and just do it."

     

    The process is not dissimilar, he says, from confronting a speech like the Seven Ages of Man from As You Like It (also directed by Noble). "It's one of the most famous speeches in the world and you can't pretend it isn't - in a way, it's got neon lights around it and it doesn't spring naturally. So therefore, it needs a sort of artifice. Gradually over the year, I hope I've started to find a balance between keeping it as part of the scene but also giving it what it was asking for.

     

    Mephisto, the play differs from the movie, says Adrian Noble, because it is not a biopic, but a play which concentrates on an ensemble, a community of actors, representing different forms of choice under extreme situations. "Each scene requires particular qualities of energy and focus of political debate on stage which is rare, in the English tradition. It's thrilling to work on because it requires a new vocabulary with which to tackle it and different routes to achieve an end," says Noble.

     

    Does the production offer parallels with other societies, Britain maybe? (unemployment figures chart the text and there are references to dead elms). Noble and Rickman both say the information lies within the text and it is up to the audience to decide whether it's relevant. "Here's the raw material of how change happened in a society when people said this couldn't happen. But that's no reason not to keep looking at how a sequence of events can occur in a supposedly free country," says Rickman.

     

    What have been turning points in Rickman's life? The most important, he says, was his decision, aged 26, to renounce a career as a Soho-based graphic designer and go to RADA. Another was to leave Stratford seven years ago after only a year there (playing in The Tempest, Captain Swing, Antony and Cleopatra).

     

    He then worked at the Royal Court, the Bush and Hampstead Theatre Club in plays like Dusty Hughes's Commitments and Bad Language, Snoo Wilson's The Grass Widow, Aphra Benn's The Lucky Chance.

     

    If acting is a cumulative experience, Rickman sees a visit to Russia with The Brothers Karamozov as important. It was an extraordinary time, culminating in a performance in a 7th century church in Tbilisi, with the four players singing Ode to Joy and climbing into this strange steeple on a hilltop. While there he saw a lot of theatre, including an Estonian theatre company doing Edward Bond's Bingo in Moscow.

     

    If the character Hofgen ends the play with the words "I'm only an actor", the actor Rickman would disagree. "I'm only an agent, a middle-man. But a very powerful one because you can influence and alter, help or subvert, or encourage or expand what the author is trying to say." Scripts or texts which cartoon serious issues and character, with politically unsound messages which don't help anyone, should be avoided with a barge-pole, Rickman says. He cited White Nights, which he read for. For such work he quotes Dorothy Parker. "This is not a script to be tossed lightly aside. It should be hurled with great force."

     


    Moro 
    11/23/05 at 02:17 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:
    Christina - What's that you say? You're my father?!

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    But far be it from me to start making geeky Star Wars references on this strictly AR-centric forum. For the record, I think he would've looked fabulous wielding a light saber.

    The truth: When I was growing up, the other kids would never let me be Princess Leia when we played Star Wars. I had to be Luke. I was also forced to be Peter Pan, as they'd never let me take Wendy.

    Just imagine for a moment, if you will, the potential for gender confusion.

    Fortunately, in my case it's only resulted in a preference for wearing trousers. I'm just saying, the potential's there.

    I wonder how Alan Rickman would feel about our probing dentistry discussions.


    Dee 
    11/23/05 at 02:17 PM

    Comments:

    Christina - *laughing so hard I can't see to type!!* That's exactly what I was thinking!! False forehead...fake teeth...if anyone says AR wore a toupee in Mesmer or a prosthetic in Dark Harbor and I'm going to scream!!

     

    CLAUDIA!!!! MOM!!!! Make them STOP!!!!

    *laughing so hard my side hurts*


    Sasha 
    11/23/05 at 02:08 PM

    What is your location? Florida, U.S.

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

    Comments:

    Hey Claudia,

     

    thanks for sending the picture, yeah, i saw that pic a couple days ago and was so happy to finally see a new image from the movie. Sorry i didnt show it to you, thats because Alan wasnt in the pic. But if i do see any Alan pics in the Perfume ill be sure to send them to you.

     

    also, Alan did a great job in GOF, too bad his role wasnt as big. Keep up the great job on your site Claudia.


    Christina 
    11/23/05 at 01:57 PM

    Comments:

    Moro you REALLY shouldn`t have said that!!!! I`m a Star Wars geek and now I have this picture of the immolation scene from Episode III! NOW how will I be able to sleep at night! Great...just my luck! Another stroll with fearsome Pekineese into the mist.... BTW, guess what I`m gonna call you from now one! Luke.....*filtering air* .......

    Oh dear oh my!Here we goooooo agaaaaaaain! First it was the fake forehead! But did it st0p there??? NOOOOO! It had to be the fake teeth then! What are you going to tell me next? That he`s been wearing a corset while filming GoF? (hmmmm.....he does look slimmer) I`m telling you guys will be the end of me! Oh I`m so depressed! I can calculate my chances for survival...but I won`t like it! *falling into a Marvin phase*

     

    NEEEEEAH! just teasing ya, I love the man no matter how much he mutilates himself!


    CatsPlay 
    11/23/05 at 01:36 PM

    Comments:

    OK, just thinking, my teeth question was probably stupid.  This is coming from a person who has never had a cavity in 44 years, so I have no clue on dental stuff!  Although my bottom teeth are totally crooked, too!


    CatsPlay 
    11/23/05 at 01:29 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    I seem to recall thinking his teeth looked extremely straight on the bottom in Love Actually.  Is it possible he has a removable device that he wears sometimes (probably at the same time he wears the fake forehead, no doubt!)?  Because in the pic from Elaine below they definitely retain that charming crookedness. 


    CatsPlay 
    11/23/05 at 01:26 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Thanks for the info on the teeth and the book!  Susan, I snagged one of the images from your photobucket album (hope you don't mind) and was playing around with this software that I forgot I had, that manipulates pics.  Here is the result:

     


    Claudia 
    11/23/05 at 01:26 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Congrats on getting Play, Moro.  Hope you'll be glad you took the step. 

     

    Thanks on posting the link again, INTJ. I think it has been the most popular download in ages!    I hope RL settles down for you soon.  

     

    Em, as I was selecting which Play pics to post, I had a twinge of nostalgia for the pre-dental days too.  CatsPlay, I believe it was around the time of Something the Lord Made that fans detected he had had some dental work done. 

     

    But the bottom teeth haven't been completely straightened out as Elaine's perfect pic from NAS shows....

     

     

     

    (sorry Em...I know how you love this emoti!

    but the emotion is definitely there!)

     


    Susan 
    11/23/05 at 01:08 PM

    Comments:
    AR did have something done to his teeth during the NY run of Private Lives.  Probably one on the bottom pulled and all the rest, top and bottom, veneered.   Comparison pix here: http://photobucket.com/albums/v203/SusanRawlins/Teeth/

    He has said that "that terrible book" is "full of lies."  Of course, you'd never know which were the lies...


    Sabine 
    11/23/05 at 12:53 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:
    Catsplay - I don't know how accurate That Book is (probably not very accurate), but I thought that the writing was just terrible.  My two cents.  :-)
    Moro 
    11/23/05 at 12:49 PM

    What is your location? Cowering beneath my desk in mortal terror

    Comments:
    Christina threatened:

    Quote:
    Moro - If you do NOT watch In Demand I swear I`ll get you banned from human existence in this world! Fear me! Muhahahahahaha!


    But Christina! I thought we were friends! Pierogi-eating sisters-in-arms! When did you turn into Darth Vader? I just don't know you any more!! Waaah! *flees in tears*

    Here, have a Hello Kitty. That'll temper your dark side.

    Awwww. Hello Kitty wants a hug.


    Moro 
    11/23/05 at 12:39 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh, FREE!!!

    Comments:
    YES!  It's done!  I have successfully downloaded Play!  Wooo!    Now I can get on with my life.  'Scuse me. 

    Christina 
    11/23/05 at 12:39 PM

    Comments:

    *yawn* Ok, middle of the day there, then I`m off to a good nappy!

    Moro - If you do NOT watch In Demand I swear I`ll get you banned from human existence in this world! Fear me! Muhahahahahaha! Oh and BTW, on my internet contract it says "128 kbps" but in fact it works with an indulgent 56 kbps! Damn those bastards!  And it didn`t take that much to download the video, just about...hmmm.....a bit over an hour. So you COULD give it a go...if life means something to you! *wink*

     


    Laura 
    11/23/05 at 12:36 PM

    Comments:

    Moro, if you can't download all the same time the long clip/clips, maybe you could get it/them from a friend who has ICQ because it allows resume so you can stop the download when you want and restart it when (for how long) you have time.

    Just an idea, I used to do this way when I had dial up connection,now I unistalled ICQ for good  


    Moro 
    11/23/05 at 12:08 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:
    CatsPlay enthused:

    Quote:
    Moro, if your Internet connection survives the download of Play, it will be primed and ready for that In Demand download!


    Sure, but what about my sanity? What about my entire day?  I'm getting bored. And my mother's probably trying to call me!

    CatsPlay 
    11/23/05 at 11:59 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Today I received (gasp!) a copy of the Paton unauthorized biography.  I know teh man vehemently objects to the book, but I was curious about it (sorry!). 

     

    Anyway, is the book

     

    -- filled with inaccuracies

     

    or

     

    -- filled with info we already know

     

    or a mix? 

     

    Just trying to get in the right mindset before reading it. 

     

    Moro, if your Internet connection survives the download of Play, it will be primed and ready for that In Demand download!


    Elaine 
    11/23/05 at 11:57 AM

    Comments:

    Ali-Pat, Chalebh, Claudia. Thank you for the info on that event. Looks like it was very low key as I haven't heard a whisper.

     

    Laura, the caps were frm "Close My Eyes".


    Moro 
    11/23/05 at 11:51 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh, only 38% of the way through downloading Play, grr, grumble

    Comments:
    No harm done there, Sarah. You may have noticed how rarely I'm entirely on topic myself. I was wondering where Chalebh picked up "Chalebh" myself. It's a really pretty cool handle.

    All right, all right. I'm downloading Play as we speak, but only because I really want to see it. Everyone happy now? I'll try to have my 100-page thesis on it finished before I leave for En-ger-land on Saturday.

    I leave for England on Saturday, by the way. Alice Trilogy for me in only one week, woohoo!Hey, where's Meeressternchen? She was supposed to have been to the play and after-show talk last night. Wherefore art thou, Meeressternchen dearie? I await your thoughts with bouncy anticipation!

    Argh! Look at that! What do you mean, "43:04 remaining"?!?! Gaah! What a monumental pain in the patookus.

    INTJ 
    11/23/05 at 11:35 AM

    Comments:

     

    *delurking*

     

    Dee - Here's the link to my DVD rip of In Demand (it's a big file, 140 MB):

     

    http://www.filefactory.com/get/f.php?f=21fb87e399d0e490f669a72b

     

    Hope you're able to download it at the library. Enjoy! 

     

    *back to lurking now - RL's a real bear at the moment*

     

    PS   Elaine - Thank you for the Mike Newell clip!  CatsPlay - I love the "baby walking Alan" you made to pieces!  Thanks so much!

     

     

     


    CatsPlay 
    11/23/05 at 11:30 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Are these new to anyone?

     

     


    Sarah 
    11/23/05 at 11:12 AM

    What is your location? UK

    Comments:

    Sorry this is totally off topic but.....

    Chalebh - sorry for being personal (for want of a better word) but is that your real name? Chalebh is such a lovely name. The reason I ask is that I have a son called Caleb and its much the same! If you dont want to put it on the board and you are willing to answer me in email, I have put my email address up too. If you dont want to answer then I fully understand!

     

    Sorry once again to all for the OT


    CatsPlay 
    11/23/05 at 11:06 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Claudia, can you point me to the link for the R2 DVD player that you recommended?  Thanks!


    CatsPlay 
    11/23/05 at 11:02 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Dee, have a safe trip and wonderful Thanksgiving! 

     

    I will be around, but in case others are traveling, Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate it.

     

    Re: old teeth, I thought I had read something somewhere (here) about him having the bottom teeth fixed.  Is this true?? 


    Emily 
    11/23/05 at 10:52 AM

    Comments:

    Claudia, nice "Play" caps. I can never get enough of AR's head in a jar.  Makes me nostalgic for the old teeth, too.


    Moro 
    11/23/05 at 10:38 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:
    Not to suggest for a moment that INTJ's wonderful efforts on everyone's behalf were not worthwhile!  It's people like her that make places like this lively and fun.  I guess I'm just more of a "discussion" freak than a "viewing" freak. 

    Moro 
    11/23/05 at 10:32 AM

    What is your location? Stubborn Muleville, PA

    Comments:
    Quote:
    Ohhh but...but...but Moro! The In Demand file that INTJ captured is very much "burnable" to DVD.


    I know, I know.  And yet... such a pain in the arse to have to do it!  I'm feeling...noncommittal.  Eh.  Whatever.  *shrug*


    Moro 
    11/23/05 at 10:28 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:
    Hey, here's something that might spark your interest in the Dylan Thomas poem, Claudia: my non-scholarly scribble-notes mention that by the time the poem was written, London (and many other parts of England) had been almost completely leveled by the air-raids of the Second World War. In the poem Thomas recalls (according to my notes) particularly happy childhood memories on his aunt and uncle's farm-- put into that kind of context, the imagery becomes especially haunting. At least, it does to me, especially the last two lines:

    Time held me green and dying
    Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

    There's this idea in those lines of how the memory of his childhood on the farm is kind of suspended in time; it exists in the same time space of the devastation surrounding him. That devastation has even touched the physical location of that farm where he grew up, and the memory is superimposed on the present. I find that whole concept moving, anyway.

    We need some kind of "shrug" smiley in the bank. *shrug*



    Claudia 
    11/23/05 at 10:09 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Ohhh but...but...but Moro! The In Demand file that INTJ captured is very much "burnable" to DVD.  The quality is fantastic! 

     

     


    Moro 
    11/23/05 at 10:07 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:
    Claudia - If the notes I scribbled were anything like scholarly, I wouldn't feel so badly. But they're just dumb, and any which aren't dumb are illegible! They make me nostalgic about grad school, though.

    I think we do have some kind of accelerator on here already-- hubby's a software developer and very keen on keeping us computer-swish. The truth is actually that I more sort of can't be bothered to watch things that I can't stick in my DVD player or VCR. (One might even say I'm...noncommittal about getting through the entire AR library.) Isn't that sad? I must be a very poor AR fan indeed!

    *plods off to put sack over head, live in ditch*


    Claudia 
    11/23/05 at 09:54 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Moro, have you ever looked into a download accelerator program?  They work wonders and if you lose your connection (or just need to sign off), they pick up where they left off the next time you sign in. 

     

     


    Claudia 
    11/23/05 at 09:51 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Ali-Pat and Chalebh, thank you so much for the information on "For Maria with Love".  I'm afraid the poem doesn't grab me for some reason.  Maybe its my distractions at the moment.  I'll give it another go a little later. 

     

    Moro, don't think of your book as being "sullied" think of it having character! 

     

    Dee, about the best version of In Demand you will find (minus the acutal DVD) is the rip that INTJ (bless) did for us earlier this month.  I'm afraid I am in the midst of doing an archive so the link is temporarily gone.  But I'm uploading it to YouSendIt again as I type this. As soon as it finishes, I'll post the link again.  Its huge but its very worth the time to dowload. 

     

    Speaking of "download" I am taking time over the next few days to really work on an update. 

     

     


    Dee 
    11/23/05 at 09:41 AM

    Comments:

    I'm sorry sweetie - I've got the same slooooooow dialup at home. BUT I can do it at work at the library. Maybe you could try that too!


    Moro 
    11/23/05 at 09:38 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:
    Dee - go back in the guestbook history a couple of weeks, to around about the time CatsPlay was posting pictures of her eight-foot screen. I think it was INTJ who uploaded the link that started the squeeage-- full screen, crystal clear, ridiculous bandwidth. I'll never be able to download it in this lifetime. Sigh.

    I know, I know, CatsPlay! But it's too late for me. Go on. Go. Leave me in my 56K dialup misery.


    Moro 
    11/23/05 at 09:33 AM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:
    Thanks for the Dylan Thomas poem, Chalebh. It's one of my favorites. Would have loved to hear teh man read it.

    I have heard a recording of Dylan Thomas reading "Do not go gentle into that good night"; he's interesting to listen to. He gets awfully melodramatic at times-- one of my professors said that how overboard he went on a particular reading depended on how drunk he'd gotten himself beforehand. Apparently he read drunk more often than not.

    Gaah. Just dug out my copy of Dylan Thomas's Collected Poems only to discover that I scribbled notes all over the pages-- must have been during some seminar or other. What'd I do that for? It's not as though it actually helped me learn. And now my book is sullied.

    Laura 
    11/23/05 at 09:21 AM

    Comments:
    good warm luck Dee!
    Dee 
    11/23/05 at 09:15 AM

    What is your location? lost in the deepening SNOW!!!!!

    Comments:

    *pouting* No one has answered my question. *lip protruding* The only copy of InDemand that I have is the small grainy one. Is there a better copy somewhere on the web to grab?

     

    Everyone send warm thoughts my way! We were going to drive to Frankenmuth, Mich this weekend to soak up the Bavarin holiday atmosphere (getting ready for my library's German Christmas next Saturday), but we won't make it if the snow doesn't stop!


    Chalebh 
    11/23/05 at 08:44 AM

    Comments:

    Ali-Pat You were too quick for me.

     


    Chalebh 
    11/23/05 at 08:41 AM

    What is your location? nearly on the Christmas market

    Comments:

    For this Maria Bjornson thing.

    On this web-site http://alanholic.boo.pl/lyricsen.htm it says that Alan read this poem during the Memorial Gala for Maria Bjornson.

     

    Fern Hill  by Bob Thomas


    Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs
    About the lilting house and happy as the grass was green,
    The night above the dingle starry,
    Time let me hail and climb
    Golden in the heydays of his eyes,
    And honoured among wagons I was prince of the apple towns
    And once below a time I lordly had the trees and leaves
    Trail with daisies and barley
    Down the rivers of the windfall light.

    And as I was green and carefree, famous among the barns
    About the happy yard and singing as the farm was home,
    In the sun that is young once only,
    Time let me play and be
    Golden in the mercy of his means,
    And green and golden I was huntsman and herdsman, the calves
    Sang to my horn, the foxes on the hills barked clear and cold,
    And the sabbath rang slowly
    In the pebbles of the holy streams.

    All the sun long it was running, it was lovely, the hay
    Fields high as the house, the tunes from the chimneys, it was air
    And playing, lovely and watery
    And fire green as grass.
    And nightly under the simple stars
    As I rode to sleep the owls were bearing the farm away,
    All the moon long I heard, blessed among stables, the nightjars
    Flying with the ricks, and the horses
    Flashing into the dark.

    And then to awake, and the farm, like a wanderer white
    With the dew, come back, the cock on his shoulder: it was all
    Shining, it was Adam and maiden,
    The sky gathered again
    And the sun grew round that very day.
    So it must have been after the birth of the simple light
    In the first, spinning place, the spellbound horses walking warm
    Out of the whinnying green stable
    On to the fields of praise.

    And honoured among foxes and pheasants by the gay house
    Under the new made clouds and happy as the heart was long,
    In the sun born over and over,
    I ran my heedless ways,
    My wishes raced through the house high hay
    And nothing I cared, at my sky blue trades, that time allows
    In all his tuneful turning so few and such morning songs
    Before the children green and golden
    Follow him out of grace.

    Nothing I cared, in the lamb white days, that time would take me
    Up to the swallow thronged loft by the shadow of my hand,
    In the moon that is always rising,
    Nor that riding to sleep
    I should hear him fly with the high fields
    And wake to the farm forever fled from the childless land.
    Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
    Time held me green and dying
    Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

     


    Ali-Pat 
    11/23/05 at 08:37 AM

    What is your location? fixin' to bake me some Thanksgiving PIES

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

    Comments:

    Elaine, AR was indeed involved with the "For Maria With Love" benefit.  He read the poem “Fern Hill” by Dylan Thomas.  (For anyone who is curious, the event was a tribute to set and costume designer Maria Bjornson and was held on February 16, 2003 at the Royal Haymarket Theatre in London.)

     

    Well spotted, Elaine!  I have never seen that program either. 


    Laura 
    11/23/05 at 08:25 AM

    What is your location? Italy

    Comments:

    Elaine-

    thank you for the photos, where are they from?

    thank you, Claudia, for the pics from Play and The Preacher


    Bluebeatbabe 
    11/23/05 at 07:13 AM

    What is your location? Sheffield-UK

    Comments:
    Hi Everyone , just been catching up with the GB since Monday.




    Catsplay and Sarah, I think Alan guides/leads most of the movements in 'In Demand' He clearly manouevres and slides his derriere into the petrol pump column and he raises and wraps his leg around Sharleen, whilst firmly holding her... I remember the first time I saw this video which I think was on Top Of The Pops when it was first released, and I was absolutely fixated to the spot... and clearly thinking 'That Man is Gorgeous'... I could n't take my eyes of him and I think I remember there was a reaction about this SEXY video from the general public.


    I also think the movement that Sharleen made and whispered in Alan's ear which produced the cute response from him was NOT scripted- it seemed too much of the moment and was just captured on film. Whatever, it was very effective.


    Claudia 
    11/23/05 at 07:07 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Oh yes Elaine, he was associated with the tribute to Maria Bjornson.  But there has never been the slightest hint of anything....pics, audio, video or anything from this event...until now this program.  Hmmm, can't see paying that much for it but I'm sure someone will think it worth the price.

     

    Hey Lucy....that quote is waaaay to reminiscent of times today, isn't it?

     

     

     


    Lucy 
    11/23/05 at 06:11 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:
    My favorite The Preacher quote:

    "Don't take the word of those who set themselves above you. Look at the bill they are presenting. You have to pay it.



    Elaine 
    11/23/05 at 06:00 AM

    Comments:

    I was perusing Ebay when I came across this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Alan-Rickman-Michael-Ball-One-Nighter-HM-2003_W0QQitemZ7564280231QQcategoryZ2365QQrdZ1QQcmd ZViewItem

     

    I don't recall ever having heard him associated with this, or have I missed something?

     

    Incidentally, the "hand signed" autographs are in abundance on the listings. If I had time, I would email all the bidders and tell them they are bidding on a load of c**p. But then, if they believe everything they read on ebay and can't be bothered to do some research, then why should I waste my time doing it for them? I must admit, some of the "autographs" are getting quite good, though. The odd genuine one still garners the most bids, though!


    Claudia 
    11/23/05 at 05:46 AM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I love reading thoughts about The Preacher.  Please keep 'em coming!  I see even Sabine popped her head out of the books to say something! 

     

    Red Tango!  Thanks for your funny and most timely addition!  Just in time for the holiday shopping season!   

     

    Since we're talking about Play as well, I thought I'd post a few pics from the piece.  Its not many times you see these pics, for some reason.    LOL 

     

        

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    If haunting is what they wanted to be....
    I'd say they hit the mark!

     

    Turkey day is approaching fast!

     

     


    Elaine 
    11/23/05 at 04:06 AM

    Comments:

    Red Tango, nice to see you are refreshed from your adventures on this shore - and still keeping up the good work!

     

    I actually prefer listening to The Preacher rather than watching. It is a monologue filled with passion. This was early in his "well known" career and you can hear the promise of wonderful things to come!!

     

    "Play" needs watching a few times before you can catch all the nuances in it. Beckett was a playwright who had radical ideas and was not afraid to see them through to fruition. The other plays on those discs are worth watching. I got them from our equivalent of Netflix.


    Christina 
    11/23/05 at 03:09 AM

    Comments:

    Morning to ya all! And yes, I know, Dee, it`s probably the middle of the night there! what can I say, I`m an owl!

    Claudia - *bowing and conducting tribal dances in front of computer screen* WoooooooHoooooo! *Nina-like sound* Sorry! I couldn`t help myself!


    RedTango 
    11/23/05 at 02:49 AM

    What is your location? Just past yesterday

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

    Comments:

     

           Greetings, my lovelys. I was compelled this evening to add a NEW gallery to my site. The theme? Take a guess!!

     

         Not too many pics yet, but a good start. Go take a look!!!

     

        Also, I am (painfully) aware there is a picture or two missing from the main page...still trying to get an answer about that. It may resolve itself, eventually. In the meantime, enjoy the many offerings including this latest adventure.

     

       PS A special holiday freakout is coming...YES!!! A GIFT to all! A very special revamping of one of the galleries with mind-numbing improvements. Whatever could it be? I'll unveil it soon enough. Well, at some point.

     

     

    alanrickmangallery.com

     

    Thanks! Enjoy.


    Sarah 
    11/23/05 at 01:14 AM

    What is your location? UK

    Comments:

    Catsplay - Thank You for the screen shots.

    The first one, I DO think his hand is too low but he may have thumb contact.

    The second one, definitely thumb contact

    The third one, I cant tell on the picture but doesnt she have her hands either side of his head when the video plays? I'll have to be forced to watch it again!! It will have to be later on because its only 6.15am (blooming kids) and it will wake everyone else up!

    Its all probably by accident anyways. I suppose you cant control where your hands go when you're dancing like that


    Dee 
    11/23/05 at 12:33 AM

    Comments:

    I've only seen the small, grainy version of The Preacher, and even it was impressive. My only problem - I get so swept up in his passionate expression that I can't focus on what he's actually saying.

     

    Do I agree...or disagree?

    Did he say what I think he said...or am I hearing what I want to hear?

    Do I believe in his words...or do I believe in him?

    Will I follow his cause...or will I follow the man?

     

    What an excellent example of how one charismatic person with conviction can incite and lead a crowd! I'd love to have The Preacher on DVD and show it to my Sunday School class. Anything radical is like throwing gas on a flame! (and I just LOVE to fling petrol!)

     

    Claudia - Oh girl! You are soooo smooooth! A born leader of the guestbook!


    Sabine 
    11/22/05 at 11:18 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again: The Preacher is my alltime AR favorite.  And who could forget Georges, the dog. 

     


    Claudia 
    11/22/05 at 10:16 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    When I bought my copy of The Preacher, it was only on VHS but with speed of technology, they might offer it on DVD now.

     

    The Preacher was part of a series of what I call shorts--I think they are actually called "teleplays".  

     

    The Preacher starred AR

    The Butcher starred Alfred Molina

    The Patriot starred Simon Callow

    The Amazon starred Janet Suzman

     

    Awww Lucy, to just listen to The Preacher is an excellent idea. 

     

    Play can be very unsettling to watch but a lot of Samuel Beckett's works were like that.  It took me several viewings to be able to form an opinion.  And yes, it is part of that very expensive DVD set.  However, PBS has shown parts of Beckett on Film before and thankfully, Play was part of it the last time they aired it.

     


    Moro 
    11/22/05 at 09:29 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:
    CatsPlay - Yep, Play is part of the Beckett on Film series.  Price tag's a little steep for me.  Oh well.  Maybe the Mt. Lebanon Carnegie Library will get off its butt one day and replace its missing copy!

    Lucy 
    11/22/05 at 09:29 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:
    *is tagged*

    I was listening to The Preacher instead of watching it, and the misery in his voice was almost tangible.

    CatsPlay 
    11/22/05 at 09:27 PM

    Comments:

    ps.  another 'dumb' question, what do you mean 'full set of RW shorts'?  Do you mean short plays?


    CatsPlay 
    11/22/05 at 09:26 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Claudia,

     

    Re: Revolutionary Witness, I must admit this was one clip that I had not watched until intrigued by the photo yesterday.  I really want to go back and watch again, as I thought it was amazing.  The whole 20 minute segment or so seemed like almost one continuous take!  I have added this to my list of videos to obtain a copy of. 

     

    I also watched the Play clip tonight.  I had avoided watching it because it looked so....bizarre.....but once I watched it I found it very thought provoking.  Another I want to go back and watch a few times. 

     

    Are both of the above available on DVD?  I know the number, etc., for ordering RW (Preacher), just wasn't sure if it was DVD or tape.  Is Play part of that expensive Beckett DVD package?


    Claudia 
    11/22/05 at 09:15 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    CatsPlay posted the b&w Revolutionary Witness cast photo yesterday.  Here's another pose of the group in color. 

     

     

    And here is my favorite picture of

    The Preacher

     

     

    So since we're in an AR drought, let's get a good discussion going of some of his work.  Don't worry about repeating anything you've said in the past....there are lots of people that might not have read your thoughts. 

     

    We can start with The Preacher.  I think it is one of his best roles ever. He portrays the doomed Jacques Roux to the max. Although Roux, at the point of this speech, knows his fate, he still tries to incite the congregation with passion to continue his work.  To have a full set of the RW shorts would be one of my dreams come true.

     

    Tag...you're it! 

       


    Dee 
    11/22/05 at 05:54 PM

    Comments:

    Good heavens...EVERYONE has lapsed into silliness! This AR drought better end soon!!


    RickiNicki 
    11/22/05 at 05:54 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:
    I love that clip, thanks Elaine!!!

    Ooooh, and that Alan-smiley, brilliant! Thank you CatsPlay!!!



    CatsPlay 
    11/22/05 at 05:25 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    just playin' around with the new baby Alan

     

     

                        

     

     

     

                        


    sue 
    11/22/05 at 04:55 PM

    Comments:

    Thanks Elaine


    CatsPlay 
    11/22/05 at 04:51 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Claudia,

     

    Do you want me to resize it so it is a little smaller?


    Peekabooh 
    11/22/05 at 04:49 PM

    Comments:

    Yeeeeaaaaahhhhhhh, Claudia actually did it!!!!!!!!!

     

     

    Guess what will be the most used smiley of the coming days...????

     

    Sorry, couldn´t resist......


    Barbara 
    11/22/05 at 04:45 PM

    What is your location? New Zealand

    Comments:

    Thanks, Elaine for the Mike Newell snippet.


    Claudia 
    11/22/05 at 04:43 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    He's in the smilie bank! 

     

      *grin*


    Peekabooh 
    11/22/05 at 04:35 PM

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

    Comments:

    Dee. you´re a hoot, thanks for the laugh.

     

    CatsPlay, thanks for babywalking Alan......

     

     

    Claudia, could you make a smiley out of this...????

     

    Elaine, thanks for putting up that link. Actually I can visualize Alan doing that.... can´t you?

     

     

     


    Elaine 
    11/22/05 at 04:33 PM

    Comments:

    And here's AR with a sausage!

     


    Claudia 
    11/22/05 at 04:22 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Thank you Elaine!!!  You have to know that AR knew he would startle Newell when he removed his lenses!  LOL 

     

     


    Moro 
    11/22/05 at 04:13 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:
    CatsPlay - Cute! That'd make a nice little avatar, wouldn't it? Too bad you can't really have them in a guestbook thing.

    Looky what I'm not doing:


    Dee 
    11/22/05 at 04:10 PM

    Comments:

    Moro -

    Quote:
    Which means it'll be some nonsense word, like "sausages." Waiting for Dee to go to town on that one.

     

    I'm getting altogether too predictable... *not sure whether to blush or stick out my chest in pride...*

     

    A false forehead??! Wha??? It does look weird in that one photo, but...why would they do that?? *must do more research*

     

    I'm way behind the news: I have the In Demand video from this site, but it's small and grainy. Is there a better/higher resolution one out there on the net I can grab?

     

    CatsPlay - IMHO In the first screencap his hand is too low for her breast (unless she's suffering from the same middle-age drooooop that I am...which also means that sticking my chest out is physically impossible anymore). BUT, I agree that he copped a feel with his thumb in the second shot. egads...! *must get serious, must get serious*


    CatsPlay 
    11/22/05 at 04:02 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    Elaine, thanks for that Mike Newell clip about Alan!


    Elaine 
    11/22/05 at 04:00 PM

    Comments:

    I managed to capture this little bit of video of Mike Newell's AR/Snape anecdote. I hope it works. Had to have help from the Boss!

    http://s37.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3AGPGAMN03LJZ0EVAZ2UCZTAL2

     


    CatsPlay 
    11/22/05 at 03:57 PM

    Comments:

    Moro, we're going to have to do something about this!!

     

    I made a baby walking Alan, if anyone wants it (all hail and credit to the source, www.alanrickman.cz)!

     

    baby walking alan


    Reedpipe 
    11/22/05 at 03:51 PM

    What is your location? CT

    Comments:
    Ohhh, thanks for the link to "walking" Alan, Catsplay!!  Looks like he's walking straight to me!!!

    And yes, oh dear indeed . . . Snape's forehead in that pic reminds one of Alexander Dane, doesn't it?


    Moro 
    11/22/05 at 03:51 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:
    CatsPlay. This is me we're talking about, here. You know, the chick who hasn't even bothered to watch Die Hard yet? You're actually surprised by this revelation?

    And based on what I'm able to gather from the general swooning and squeeage, the best place to watch In Demand is not the local public library. Maybe one day I'll get broadband. Will this site still be up thirty years from now, Claudia?


    CatsPlay 
    11/22/05 at 03:42 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    MORO, I cannot believe that you have not WATCHED In Demand.  Seriously, you must drive to the library or something and view it immediately (ps. go alone).  You are NOT getting the essence of why everyone swoons over this from the photos, I guarantee you!!  I will not rest until you see it!!

     

    ps.  just came across this from Fotogalerie -- cute!

     

    http://www.alanrickman.cz/fancentrum/obrazy/animace_ikony/animace_Mariana/anim12.gif


    Christina 
    11/22/05 at 03:34 PM

    Comments:
    oh dear...that IS weird! Creepy actually! (you DO realise that if it isn`t a fake one I just insulted teh man! Someone prove it fake, I beg you!!!!!!!)
    Moro 
    11/22/05 at 03:34 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:
    Wow. Wish someone would dance with me like that! Hubby doesn't even want to attempt to learn. He believes he has no rhythm and fears looking foolish. Disappointing, because while I don't really know how to dance myself, I always assumed I'd end up with a man who'd, you know, teach me. *Ahem.*

    Also wish I could get away with a dress like that.

    I've still never actually watched this video, you know, because I'm on a snail-like dialup connection and don't have that kind of patience. I've just listened to the song, and looked at the screencaps. Sigh.


    CatsPlay 
    11/22/05 at 03:33 PM

    Comments:

    Thinking about it, I mean to get that hairline to look natural, I think that there may have to be some overlap of faux skin that comes down, right? 

     

    Gosh, this really isn't of critical importance anyway.    Snape looks great.          

     

    CatsPlay slithers away....


    CatsPlay 
    11/22/05 at 03:27 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    OK, really not trying to be an idiot, but doesn't the forehead look a bit .... odd .... here???

     


    Moro 
    11/22/05 at 03:26 PM

    What is your location? The Dole Queue, if I keep this up

    Comments:
    I have a correction to make:

    Quote:
    (hubby and I lived near Cambridge for the couple of years we were married, then I, er, made the poor man come live here)


    ...should read "for the FIRST couple of years we were married". Still married! Quite happily! Five years and two months now. No scandals or anything. I didn't kidnap him. I even let him live upstairs, instead of in the cellar. Just so we're all clear on that.


    CatsPlay 
    11/22/05 at 03:23 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:

    OK, as requested by Sarah, the evidence of "hand contact" and "whose leg is this anyway"? 

     

    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c364/catsplay/PDVD_641.jpg

     

    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c364/catsplay/PDVD_642.jpg

     

    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c364/catsplay/PDVD_653.jpg

     

    I apologize in advance.  This video just puts me way over the edge of sense & sensibility.

     

     


    Moro 
    11/22/05 at 03:20 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh, doo-be-doo-be-doo...

    Comments:
    Christina - Hee!  I'm not holding my breath on the "famous" bit.  "Author" would be nice.  Fame seems unlikely.

    I do borrow heavily from certain members of my family when I'm working with characters.  I don't tell them about that, of course.


    Christina 
    11/22/05 at 03:15 PM

    Comments:

    FAKE FOREHEAD!!!!!!????? This is the end of the world as we know it! *rolls over and may have died* Are you guys serious??? ok, I don`t know if I should laugh my tail off or simply....DIE!

    Moro - I wish you luck with your novel. I hope I`ll be able to read it someday, when you`ll be a famous author! Seriously! 

    Do you use real-life models for your characters? Are we goind to see some elegant Brit with foofy hair and fake forehead in your pages? LOL! (kidding, of course) 


    Moro 
    11/22/05 at 03:13 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh (abandoned decorum hours ago)

    Comments:
    "Buxom sausages?"  There's a song in that.  We'll put you on it, CatsPlay. 

    Sarah 
    11/22/05 at 03:12 PM

    What is your location? UK

    Comments:

    I too dont understand the ending. She looks like she's done or said something wrong or somethings happened that shouldnt have, even when theyre walking, he makes a look that says "Why did you do that" (to me it does anyway). What DOES happen!? Oh god, I've started something now havent I LOL Can we have a seperate discussions board for In Demand


    Satai Delenn 
    11/22/05 at 03:11 PM

    Comments:

    http://www.bsudailynews.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/11/21/438147044755d

     

    Woohoo! Thanks Christina! I read the article, saw that you could post a reply, and I did, and it got accepted!!!!!! lol.

     

    Well, I have to go get ready for my night class (it's the only class I have all week. lol. Can you believe it?! My day class today got cancelled because my Professor isn't in town. And with it being Thanksgiving week, I don't have class Thursday, and I NEVER have class on Friday, so this is one great week! lol.

     

    Catch everyone later!


    Moro 
    11/22/05 at 03:10 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh, and the day is over, productivity-wise... especially if I keep posting here.

    Comments:
    I don't think he's got a prosthetic forehead there.  I think they just really cake the makeup on to make him look pale.  Look at the pics fom Barcelona and you just know Teh Man's a sun-worshipper. 

    Christina 
    11/22/05 at 03:08 PM

    Comments:

    Catsplay, no worries, I do that all the time too! Frankly, yes, I did notice teh hand touching......*stops breathing* and I do think she pushes his leg. What I didn NOT understand is the whole storyline. I mean, in the end, do they break up? WHY????? What`s with the tango then? And all the car touching? I just can`t relate to the lyrics. Maybe someone will explain this Sad Hen here the way of the world....*dumb look*


    Moro 
    11/22/05 at 03:06 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:
    I'm practicing my deadly kung fu-style moves right now, Christina. Wax on, wax off.

    You're not prying. Thank you for asking. Mainly I write fiction, and I like to entertain the conceit that it's serious, literary fiction. The novel I'm working on is my first; I can assure you I'm no one whom anybody's read yet! I've been hacking away at the thing for about four years now. Well: I say four years, but I haven't actually spent all that time writing it, what with moving to England and back (hubby and I lived near Cambridge for the couple of years we were married, then I, er, made the poor man come live here), trying to find a job, and occasionally teaching English composition to first-year university students. So it might be more accurate to say that I've failed to get anywhere with it in four years!

    Apart from the novel, I've written the odd book review, and I take piecemeal freelance work when I can get it-- most recently it was some local history research and writing. So it's exciting, and then again it isn't. Mainly it's frustrating, and pays poorly if it pays at all; sometimes I wonder whether it's really worth it and whether I ought to rethink my priorities. I'm very fortunate to be with someone who's willing to support my doing it, though!

    Satai Delenn 
    11/22/05 at 03:05 PM

    Comments:

    CatsPlay,

     

    I've mentioned on S.W.A.R.F. when people asked about his nose, that I didn't know about his nose, but I'd be willing to bet anything that he wears a prosthetic forhead to make him look younger. It seems to limit his upper facial features (what he can do with his eyebrows, etc.). No one seemed to care there either though as no one remarked on it. But you are not alone. I think he wears one too.


    CatsPlay 
    11/22/05 at 03:00 PM

    Comments:

    Sarah,

     

    I guess I will have to FORCE MYSELF to watch it now to screencap that for you (*sigh* *grin*).


    Sarah 
    11/22/05 at 02:55 PM

    What is your location? UK

    Comments:

    Moro - Well I cant see where he puts his hand on her boob OR where she moves his leg. I watched it twice more, more closely than before and cant see it.

    Where exactly LOL What part of the song. I need to see for myself and see what I think. I'm one for "overanalysing" things too and needing to know why/where and whatfors!

    Sorry if this is getting a bit boring for others but I NEED TO KNOW! LOL


    CatsPlay 
    11/22/05 at 02:49 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh, re-establishing decorum

    Comments:

    Can someone please tell me the page in the US GOF edition where Snape reveals the Dark Mark (if anyone happens to have it memorized  ?  Thank you!


    CatsPlay 
    11/22/05 at 02:44 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh, back from shopping (browsed HP calendars during shopping for quick AR fix)

    Comments:

    All this talk of buxom sausages and no one has an opinion on whether Alan has on a false forehead in the Snape pic?  I thought I actually recalled someone explaining that here.  No matter, anyway.

     

    ARGH who mentioned In Demand ??!@#*& 

     

    Now I'll go watch the darned thing again, and once I start I can't stop.  Another damn thing I overanalyze...."Look how slowly he puts his arm around her -- why did he do it that way?  Ack - did you see the way the wind blew his hair at that moment?  Is his hand ON her boob or what (freeze frame reveals YES)?  Did he lift his leg or did she push it up?"

     

    I have this silly desire to do an 'analysis' video of In Demand, where I commentate it.

     


    Claudia 
    11/22/05 at 02:44 PM

    What is your location? GA

    Comments:

    Sue, thanks for the new Perfume pic.  Hmmm, I was contacted a while back by a Rachel fan wanting pictures of her.  I'm going to have to dig around and see if I can find this person's email address....

     


    Christina 
    11/22/05 at 02:22 PM

    Comments:

    Yeah, Moro, but she ain`t exactly buxom. Just look at that clevege standing so close to him!  She`ll put up a fight by the looks of it! Better build up your skills!

    BTW, you made me so curious! You are a writter! what do you write? (I don`t mean to pry, so sorry) What genre? Or have I got it wrong? are you a jurnalist? Oh please, the suspense is killing me!  


    Moro 
    11/22/05 at 02:22 PM

    What is your location? Pittsburgh

    Comments:
    Quote:
    I now have a mental image of AR eating sausages with his fingers.


    Oh, my. So do I, now. *swoon*



    Sarah 
    11/22/05 at 02:05 PM

    What is your location? UK

    Comments:

    Moro - LOL I now have a mental image of AR eating sausages with is fingers. It really is a strange mental image believe me.

    And no, the image is NOT rude.LOL.  I can see how it could be misinterpretted


    sue 
    11/22/05 at 02:01 PM

    Comments:

    Found a new Perfume pic on IMDb. It's not Richis (Rickman) and may be a plot spoiler for those who don't know the story. HERE


    Lex 
    11/22/05 at 02:00 PM

    What is your location? London

    Comments:
    Quote:


    Dee
    Yesterday at 03:30 PM
    Comments:
    Lex - Forgot to ask...While looking at the jobnet, I notice that the library job titles in the UK are different. Do you know if there is an equivalent to "community relations manager" at a public library? Marketing, graphic arts, publications, signage, adult programming...basically anything that attract people into the library.



    Hello Dee,

    Sorry for the delay in replying. Still wokin' overtime URGHHHH
    Well, as far a I know there are always a lot of other possible job descriptions around ;-)
    But your description seems accurate enough to me.

    There´s
    Customer Relations Manager (CRM)
    Cataloguer & Library Manager
    Publications Assistant
    Information Professionals / Information Manager
    Indexer/Editoral Assistant
    Public Affairs Manager or
    Marketing & Public Relations Manager resp., ....officer

    I don´t know if that´s of any help... ( very unsure)

    By the way I heard that the "famous" Chelsea College of Art is seekeing an Assistant Librarian (Fine Arts)!!!!! - developing and promoting the Fine Art collection
    (not that I am suggesting anything here)

    The best way will be to google

    The Guardian – Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs
    (The Saturday edition does not cumulate all the jobs!)
    The Times
    Local papers such as
    The Scotsman,
    Birmingham Post,
    Northern Echo,
    London Evening Standard
    Library and Information Gazette - the best source, of course!
    Information World Review, the knowledge management press etc.
    New Scientist /
    Bookseller /
    Times Higher Educational Supplement

    Can't be your boss of any help to you? If I am not utterly mistaken there's the American Librarian Assoc. (not sure if that's the correct name) they should be able to give further informations.
    Sorry again... it is not really useful I am afraid.
      Please let me know when you are making progress. Just vet it! * British* for> check it out. Refering to anything. The word strangely enough derives from vet (Yeah... veterinary medicine/examine an animal... Grin)

      I'll keep my fingers crossed!


      So, it seems I've to catch up a bit.....

      TARA for now....











      Claudia 
      11/22/05 at 02:00 PM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      Thanks for that story, Moro!  I join in the three cheers for Uncle Vernon chant! 

       

       


      Moro 
      11/22/05 at 01:53 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      Slightly O/T, but vaguely Harry Potter related. Three cheers for Uncle Vernon! Wahey!

      Actor Snaps Over Ringing Mobile


      Moro 
      11/22/05 at 01:48 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh, Not Writing

      Comments:
      Oh no! I didn't mean to burst your bubble, Sarah. Look at it this way: he obviously likes it. Or likes sausages. Perhaps both!

      Maybe I'm entirely wrong. Maybe she's actually saying "buttertarts."

      Christina said:

      Quote:
      Maybe we`re boiling our brains for nothing and she`s simply...NO ONE IN PARTICULAR!


      Hey, I know who she is: some buxom broad standing too close to Alan Rickman. That's another one for Moro's List-o-Mortal Enemies. Hiiiiiiii-YAAAA!


      Christina 
      11/22/05 at 01:40 PM

      Comments:

      If it helps, Sarah, I don`t think it was planned. I think it may have been something spontaneous, like "Dude,don`t mean to ruin the momment here but you`re stepping on my toe!"


      Christina 
      11/22/05 at 01:33 PM

      Comments:

      Well, Satai, I`m pretty sure professor Vector is in fact a man, so it`s kind of a dead end. Maybe we`re boiling our brains for nothing and she`s simply...NO ONE IN PARTICULAR!


      Sarah 
      11/22/05 at 01:32 PM

      What is your location? UK

      Comments:

      Moro - Thanx, you've now just burst my bubble

      Heres me thinking theres some meaning behind what shes said to him to make his smile like that and then theres you saying it was a stage whisper!! I'm all cut up now  (just kiddin btw)

       

      OK OK OK so I went over the top there!

      It would have been nice tho for it to have been something nice and not rehearsed (IMHO anyways)


      Satai Delenn 
      11/22/05 at 01:14 PM

      Comments:

      Quote:
      tuplow  
      Today at 12:40 PM

      What is your location?
      Budapest, Hungary

      Comments:

      Catsplay,

       

      I don't think that woman is His date.

      Instead, she reminds me of the teacher who sat next to him at the high table at the end of COS (she is supposed to be one of the teachers, maybe Sinistra, if I recall the name correctly):

       

      http://www.forla.net/severus/hp_2_86.jpg

       

      Precisely what I was thinking, and if not her, then perhaps Professor Vector?


      Moro 
      11/22/05 at 01:09 PM

      What is your location? Not a productive place, that's for certain

      Comments:
      Sarah - I'm guessing it's just a stage whisper-- the director probably asked her to do it.  Which means it'll be some nonsense word, like "sausages."

      Waiting for Dee to go to town on that one. 




      Sarah 
      11/22/05 at 12:57 PM

      What is your location? UK

      Comments:

      Back to the In Demand video I'm afraid

      What DOES she whisper to him when they're in the car. I'm sure you know what bit I mean cos he gives a little smile at it whatever it was. I'm positive no one will know but maybe someone does.

      Its driving me crazy!


      Christina 
      11/22/05 at 12:55 PM

      Comments:

      Moro - Madame Sinistra is the Astronomy (if I recall correctly) teacher at hogwarts. Buit it`s definetly not the same actress in the photo.


      Moro 
      11/22/05 at 12:51 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      Who's Sinistra again?  I can't keep all the minor characters straight.

      Moro 
      11/22/05 at 12:49 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      Laura mused:

      Quote:
      what happened to his shirt?


      He's being Hamlet there, and Hamlet's tormented. Tormented men often lose their shirts.

      Bad boy in black alert! squeeeeee




      tuplow 
      11/22/05 at 12:40 PM

      What is your location? Budapest, Hungary

      Comments:

      Catsplay,

       

      I don't think that woman is His date.

      Instead, she reminds me of the teacher who sat next to him at the high table at the end of COS (she is supposed to be one of the teachers, maybe Sinistra, if I recall the name correctly):

       

      http://www.forla.net/severus/hp_2_86.jpg

       

       


      Laura 
      11/22/05 at 12:15 PM

      Comments:

      sorry for the silly comment but he looks like fallen in the cage of lions

      what happened to his shirt?


      Dee 
      11/22/05 at 12:14 PM

      Comments:

      Is that his armpit peeking through his jacket??!!

      SQUEEEEE!!

       

      Oops...that wasn't very serious.

      It was also slightly pervy...

      Sorry...

       

      SQUEEEEEE!!


      Christina 
      11/22/05 at 12:11 PM

      What is your location? preparing for a 2 h bath

      Comments:

       

      I`ve always liked this one! (love the pants btw! )


      Laura 
      11/22/05 at 12:02 PM

      Comments:

       

      with the pic it works better, eh?  


      Laura 
      11/22/05 at 12:02 PM

      Comments:

      I know the pic is old but it's nice to see AR face here and there

      Getty Images has on the home page the photos for RADA...I can't remember what anniversary


      Moro 
      11/22/05 at 11:35 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      Dee presumed:

      Quote:
      No one under the age of 40 will know what we're talking about!


      Ha. Shows how much you know. I'm a tender thirty-one, and I started it. Nyah!

      And no way is that Snape's date. Anyone who's read the book knows that he spent the majority of the ball outside in the rose garden, defending the innocence of randy teenagers by zapping them up the arse with his wand before they could get their clothes off. The poor man can't help it if the cameras only caught him during the obligatory standing-round-and-applauding bit. (Though I swear I caught him sneaking a look down her dress at one point.)

      Dee 
      11/22/05 at 11:18 AM

      Comments:

      CatsPlay - *fingers jammed deeper into ears* WHAT? I CAN'T HEAR YOU. REALLY...YOU'VE GOT TO STOP MUMBLING. *returning to Snape/watch fantasies of "leather strap and classic face"*


      Christina 
      11/22/05 at 10:23 AM

      Comments:
      Oh, yeah, Catsplay! Good one! who can THAT be? Mrs.Pince? Neah, to provocative! Oh I know! Poppy after she discovered Botox? I just knew she fancies him! Just imagine all the talk, late at night....Modern Medicine vs. creepy Potions... *wink* If you get my drift!
      CatsPlay 
      11/22/05 at 10:20 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

       

      Dee,

       

      re: Date.  Yes, but look at her.  She has a really sort of dark look, and she is looking a bit 'provocative', is she not (low cut dress)?  And she's standing right next to him.  I don't know.  I guess I tend to overanalyze everything -- I always worry if I ignore something, was it supposed to mean something more...?  In this case, though, I think I am jumping to a bit of a conclusion, though!


      Christina 
      11/22/05 at 10:16 AM

      Comments:
      Dee - yeah, they ARE nasty creatures, aren`t they?! My dog (her name`s Sasha)could fool everyone into petting her and then suddenly....off to the ER with that ripped off hand with you! So I`d rather go out eith her at night than with my mother`s dog for example, a pretty big pointer that is totally a dumb-a*s!
      Moro, I`m a bit concerned about Britney Spears`s health after she`ll find out who has taken over the charts! She`s already suffering from depression, we`ll get her on the verge of suicide! *evil laughter*
      (and about the book recommendations, I trongly recommend P.G. Wodehouse to anyone who hasn`t read any of his works. I loved the "Blandings Castle" series. I mainly engage myself in "long-term" reading, with some exhausting novel in my hands (take War and Peace for example!) but I found these books very easy to read. The style is also a very witty one and the main character, Lord Emsworth, is simply hilarious.Old and very very hugely distracted.It steals a lot of laughs.)
      Dee 
      11/22/05 at 10:07 AM

      Comments:

      Ahhh...shades of Rowen & Martin's Laugh-In!

      Quote:
      You bet your sweet bippy

      No one under the age of 40 will know what we're talking about!

       

      CatsPlay - NOOOOOOOOOOO! That IS NOT Snape's DATE!!! It CAN'T BE!!! A date would ruin my every fantasy - and fantasy is all I got!! NO! I REFUSE to even consider it!! *fingers in ears* la la la...I can't hear you...not listening...

       

      *waving at Laurie* Glad you got a giggle! I love Vermont! We lived for several years in Bath, Maine. The only thing I didn't like was the snow! egads! Once it snowed on my birthday - May 21st!! But New England is lovely in winter. Indiana winters are icy brittle, gray and dark.


      Moro 
      11/22/05 at 10:04 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      Quote:
      I thought 'You Bet Your Sweet Bippy' was from Rowan & Martin's Laugh In?


      Might be-- I never watched it. I just know I picked it up from Gilda Radner as Lisa Lupner. I can still sort of hear the way she said it in my head. That might just be the voices, though.


      Moro 
      11/22/05 at 09:59 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      CatsPlay - I think he was more sort of squinting in that scene than smiling.  But I do remember thinking he was grinning a bit in another one.  That did surprise me.

      CatsPlay 
      11/22/05 at 09:59 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      I thought 'You Bet Your Sweet Bippy' was from Rowan & Martin's Laugh In?


      Moro 
      11/22/05 at 09:56 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh (thinking about a third cup...)

      Comments:
      Laurie - Nope! Apparently there are two of us. I like it because it reminds me of Gilda Radner. I think it was her "Lisa Lupner" character who used to use it a lot.

      Sorry. O/T Saturday Night Live reference for anyone who's wondering what the heck I'm on about. God, I hope they never talk AR into hosting SNL. It hasn't been funny in years.


      CatsPlay 
      11/22/05 at 09:56 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      Smiling...hmmmmmm....?

       


      CatsPlay 
      11/22/05 at 09:52 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

       

      Inquiring minds want to know....(elipse, elipsis)....

       

      snapedate.jpg


      Laurie 
      11/22/05 at 09:50 AM

      What is your location? Vermont

      Comments:

      Moro, I haven't heard anyone else use the expression "You bet your sweet bippy" in a long long time. I still use it and thought I was the only one. LOL

       

      Dee, you crack me up. Love you pekineese story. I laughed so hard I cried. The girls in the office just look at me and wonder what the heck is wrong with me.    


      Hikity 
      11/22/05 at 09:49 AM

      Comments:

      One more comment, : This "woosh" immediately reminded me of the "autograph scene" in GQ...


      Moro 
      11/22/05 at 09:41 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh (now on a second cup of coffee, buzz, buzz, buzz)

      Comments:
      Ali-Pat - There was a woosh? I missed the woosh! I'll tell you what else I loved about that moment: the way Hermione handed Prof. Snape her assignment with this "Don't you even start with me" kind of expression. And he didn't! Maybe it's just me, but that made me laugh-- because at any other time, you know that Snape would have said or done something sneery.

      I really liked the treatment Snape got in the film, actually, and I don't just mean AR's performance (fantastic, naturally). Rather, I thought that the scenes he appeared in allowed him more breathing room; he had a more significant presence throughout the film than we've seen before. He's somehow more real to me in GOF, even though he doesn't say much, because there are so many opportunities to see him respond to other characters and events. Usually, we just get to see him glowering and sneering and snarling; in GOF, though, with all that out of the way, so to speak, we sort of get to see a different take on Snape than previously. I think that was something I appreciated about the film generally-- it gave me a more satisfying glimpse into some of the minor characters' psyches, rather than just into Harry's, Hermione's, and Ron's. I especially liked the mini-Neville story, where we see him come into his own after the dance lesson. That was a nice touch. I also liked that Ginny had more presence in this film-- I think she's a very underrated character.


      Hikity 
      11/22/05 at 09:39 AM

      What is your location? sunny, sunny and cold

      Comments:

      Christina, I had a good laugh - with such a "huge" dog walking around in the night...when I did so with my lovely doggy (kind of Retriever at least/she is dead now) I was always afraid in the nights (but hubby often went,too).  BTW, we had full moon some days ago and I couldn't sleep for 4 nights this time, eeehhh 

       

      I had a Bloody Mary yesterday, and found out that the OooA did NOT drink it. The tomato juice sticks to your glas up to the top after the first sip and I couldn't see any traces on the pic...

      Elaine, thank you, I've checked page no 616, 3rd paragraph and here we are... I'll let my daughter know (she was so insistent as she had just finished listening to the audio CDs). What a pity Newell did not include this scene.

       

      The next 2 weeks I won't post much here due to a bottleneck of work...

      Lovely days to all of you


      CatsPlay 
      11/22/05 at 09:35 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      Quote:

      Darn tootin'! Which is an American expression for "You bet your sweet bippy." Granted, no one's used that one since about 1973. I think I'm the only one who still does. That's not the point. The point is, if this band is going to take Britney Spears down, CatsPlay, we have to do it now, while she's still on maternity leave! Now get to it and knock that little hussy off the charts for good! Atta girl!

       

      AAAAAAA!  The pressure is immense!  I am currently in  brainstorm stage.  Will try harder.


      CatsPlay 
      11/22/05 at 09:29 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      Ali-Pat,

       

      Ah, yes, I forgot about that sideways 'whoosh' action!  that reminds me of something else.....going over to the spoilers board to post...


      Ali-Pat 
      11/22/05 at 09:14 AM

      What is your location? mentally? planning Thanksgiving dinner

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

      Comments:

      Good day, all.  I would like to make a few comments about GOF, and none of them will spoil the movie for anyone. 

       

      I agree with Elaine that this is the best film yet!  I haven't felt this excited about a HP film since the first one.  I must admit I am not really married to the books, so the deviations/omissions do not bother me very much.  I was so wrapped up in this film I never realized over two hours had passed by the time it ended.  The effects are truly special, the humor well placed and not forced, and the characterizations of teenage emotional turmoil were right on target.   Snape's scenes, though sparse, were real standouts and I was well pleased.  It comes as no surprise to me that Steve Kloves enjoys writing for Snape--this film really makes that obvious. 

       

      And I have to say that AR has again surprised and delighted me with what he brings to the Snape role.  It's the little things, you know.  Like the way he receives Hermione's assignment at the end of class--who else but Alan Rickman could have produced such a satisfying "whoosh" from a simple essay book?  Nope--you will never convince me it was a dubbed sound. 

       

       


      Dee 
      11/22/05 at 09:07 AM

      Comments:

      Christina - Your Pekinese would have scared me! My aunt used to have one and it was the meanest, snuffling, little dust rag I ever met! (no offense to Pekinese in general!) "Sugar" would lay on top of the couch behind me, and everytime my aunt left the room she would bite my neck and try to hump my head!! Pervy pooch!! Although...I guess that doesn't say much about my hairstyle...


      Moro 
      11/22/05 at 09:07 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh, hunkering over a cup of coffee *yawn*

      Comments:
      Meeressternchen - No no no! I'm sorry. I posted hastily last night (during my quick, sneaky, guilty peek at things AR while hubby was distracted by some George R.R. Martin novel or other ) and, I realize now, ended up sounding irritated when I wasn't. That'll teach me to word my posts more carefully! Heck, I've told hubby about all this; what's to hide? Give in. Linger over the site. Revel in guilty pleasure.

      This post is beginning to read like bad erotica. I'd better leave out the pirogi-- heaven knows what kind of lurid innuendo we'd be miring ourselves in then.

      Christina didn't know how right she was when she said:

      Quote:
      I`m telling you, Moro won`t let you break your word on [writing "Eight-Foot-Tango"]!


      Darn tootin'! Which is an American expression for "You bet your sweet bippy." Granted, no one's used that one since about 1973. I think I'm the only one who still does. That's not the point. The point is, if this band is going to take Britney Spears down, CatsPlay, we have to do it now, while she's still on maternity leave! Now get to it and knock that little hussy off the charts for good! Atta girl!

      All this taking-in-culture-and-literature talk made me wonder what else everyone is reading/listening to/etc. that isn't necessarily AR-related. We should have a book recommendation of the week, or something. My favorite off-topic reading of late is Inheritance by Lan Samantha Chang; the story traces the lives of a Chinese family over several generations from the revolutionary period up to the present. I've been thinking a lot about Chinese culture and history lately, since my cousin and her husband just adopted a baby from there. I can't wait till they bring her home.




      Satai Delenn 
      11/22/05 at 08:26 AM

      Comments:

      Quote:
      Claudia  
      Today at 07:47 AM

      What is your location?
      GA

      Comments:

      Of course take Rome as a piece of entertainment.  There are factual undertones but the rest is just fluff to make it interesting--and interesting it is!!!  I believe the creators state that in some of the background on the HBO site.  There is a tremendous amount of information the series there.   

       

      Satai, I can understand it being hard for a history buff to watch something like this.  But I have read posts on the HBO forum from people that have studied Rome that they have found very few flaws in its historical value. 

       

      Claudia,

       

      I said that I looked when I first watched it and it they have done a good job keeping it fairly accurate (the way they lived, dressed, classes, forms of entertainment, etc.) but there are a few things that had me wondering. Anyway, I have watched every episode but the more I watch, the less enthralled I get. And I LOVE ancient Rome. So I don't know exactly what it is, but something is turning me off of it.

       

      But yes, it is a good show. Or, at least (for me) it WAS a good show.


      Sarah 
      11/22/05 at 08:24 AM

      What is your location? UK

      Comments:
      I was lead to believe Nobel Son finished at the end of November but its a case of which story is to be believed to be true. Theres that many going round it sends my head in a spin
      Claudia 
      11/22/05 at 08:00 AM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      According, to toxic79_spam (whose has a friend in the crew), the wrap party for Nobel Son was last Saturday! 

       

       


      Claudia 
      11/22/05 at 07:47 AM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      Of course take Rome as a piece of entertainment.  There are factual undertones but the rest is just fluff to make it interesting--and interesting it is!!!  I believe the creators state that in some of the background on the HBO site.  There is a tremendous amount of information the series there.   

       

      Satai, I can understand it being hard for a history buff to watch something like this.  But I have read posts on the HBO forum from people that have studied Rome that they have found very few flaws in its historical value. 

       

      On the Snow Cake board at GameDAILY.  It seems to me that "secretagent bob" and "Scorched Earth Policy" need a lesson in manners and a little taste. 

       

       


      Satai Delenn 
      11/22/05 at 07:38 AM

      Comments:

      Technically, aren't they ALL a little old for their roles? Doesn't mean anything, lol.

       

      Great article btw! That theater is so awesome (if you can get past everyone who smokes. BLECH!). They are just so cool and down to earth it's just so completely refreshing! Maybe it's a British thing, lol. I can't remember the last time an American actor/actress was that down to earth!


      CatsPlay 
      11/22/05 at 07:22 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

       

      Dee,

       

      AR's reading of 'Return of the Native' really is amazing.  First, it is 15 HOURS of AR  -- the sheer volume of it is just massive.  You probably get to hear him say every word in the English language!  Plus, he does different voices for the characters.   Listening to it really makes me wonder what his preparation process was for it and how long it took to actually record.   I would love to find a recording of his reading of 'Blind Corner', as I understand that it is a murder mystery type thing, which may be more understandable to this feeble brain!  Remember, this is a person whose main reading staple (aside from HP), was stuff like Jackie Collins, prior to discovering AR. 

       

       


      Alba 
      11/22/05 at 07:16 AM

      Comments:
      "Emma Thompson as Hermione is a bit on the melodramatic side, crying and sighing her way through the film"

      Sound like a typical teenage girl to me!!!! (And isn't Emma Thompson a little old for that role???) *G*

      Christina 
      11/22/05 at 04:55 AM

      Comments:
      Me again, I thought Satai and all the other who like the Phelps twins would be interested in this interview with them .
      http://www.bsudailynews.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/11/21/438147044755d
      Christina 
      11/22/05 at 04:45 AM

      Comments:
      ok, somebody beated me to the Bloody Mary! in a review of GoF "Radcliffe as Harry does a fine if not inspiring job as a troubled boy growing into himself, and Emma Thompson as Hermione is a bit on the melodramatic side, crying and sighing her way through the film."
      Christina 
      11/22/05 at 04:37 AM

      Comments:
      Ok, it seems like Snow Cake is drawing some attention, ladies. They got a sort of forum on
      http://forums.gamedaily.com/index.php?s=e82d2d13333ac7a7bb05871dc3469de5&showtopic=92514&pid=1663560&st=0&#entry1663560
      but the comments are a bit (a bit more ocassionaly)idiotic.
      Peekabooh - About that mid-European gathering, I would be more than happy to join, unfortunately, this year has been pretty hectic for me so I don`t know if I will be able to go anywhere too soon. Although I had plans for Viena next year, so if I`ll be leaving anywhere I will let you know. It sounds like a great idea. We can sit in a cozy restaurant, with a nice glass of wine (or maybe let`s make that a Bloody Mary *wink*)and some pierogi!
      Catsplay - an idea for your tango song? If I were you, I would make a parody. So you don`t have to change too much. Maybe of "It`s a wonderful world" by L.Armstrong? Mostly because of the repetition of "I SEE...." and "What a wonderful..." where you can ad-up a lot of Alan-related features. I`m tellinga you, Moro won`t let you break your word on that!
      I couldn`t get ANY sleep last night, what was it, full moon or something?! Now this is what happens when Snape isn`t around to prepare your potion! So what I decided was to take a stroll....in the moonlight! So I waked up my fearsome Pekinese (LOL) and went for a walk. BIIIIIIIIIG mistake! never do that on a spooky November night! You`ll get the impression that Jack the Ripper is standing behind every corner and not even a Pekinese could save you then! Ok, I`m off now, better keep an eye over those workers who are re-painting my house at the moment. My flat now bears a stunning resemblance to Nina`s and for that I am terribly ashamed! Have a nice day yall!
      Satai Delenn 
      11/22/05 at 03:29 AM

      Comments:

      Elaine,

       

      I TOTALLY understand what you're saying about ROME, but when you are either a History buff or an Anthropology buff, it is VERY difficult to look at stuff like this from a SOLELY entertainment aspect. I just can't help it. I look at it from a historical view. And they do a very good job at portraying much of it correctly, but some of the things they've done have me questioning historical validity. It is a good series, don't get me wrong, but something about it just makes me study it and look beneath the entertainment value a lot harder than I should.

       

       

      But, that seems to be me lately. I mean, I'm severly looking beneath the surface of GOF and look where that's gotten me. I really am not happy with the movie. I think they could have done a MUCH better job and gone more in depth. I was really looking forward to grit and grime like in the book and it just wasn't there. I'm not overly partial to pure action films though and that's what this felt like. I was just greatly disappointed by it because of that. And that's why I know I'm just going to break down and cry hysterically when OOTP is made because I just know that they're going to do the same thing in that movie and I'm just going to be absolutely heartbroken because I've been waiting for YEARS for that movie and after seeing GOF my heart has just totally sank at the thought of the horrible injustice they'll do to it.


      Elaine 
      11/22/05 at 02:57 AM

      Comments:

      Well, if I did not say it, I thought GoF was the best one so far. There will always be a BIG debate about what to leave in and what to leave out and with the book being twice as big as the first three, it was always going to be controversial. I think Newell, Kloves and the rest did a good job. Mind you, it was VERY heavy on the CGI and stuff, but it was all very well done. I like a fast paced movie. I don't think I looked at my watch once during the whole screening - which is a sign that I'm engrossed in the film!

      Claudia, I'm now well into Rome! It's great if you look at it as an "entertainment, not a documentary.

      That article, I've seen similar about Brit actors from US writers but that does not excuse this author! I don't agree with his/her list anyway. One thing the HP producers do have, is an uncanny knack to cast the perfect character.

      And Snape with a goatee......nah!

      AND, Snape DOES show the Dark Mark in the book. To Fudge, on p.616 (UK version). ...but not to Karkaroff admittedly.


      Satai Delenn 
      11/22/05 at 02:35 AM

      Comments:

      Quote:
      Laurie  
      Yesterday at 04:20 PM

      What is your location?
      Vermont

      Comments:

      Thanks everyone for all the new pics, links, ect. I was away for the weekend and it took me hours to catch up. You are all so wonderful!  

      Claudia, I watched Rome last night as well.  Do you know when  they will start the new season/episodes? I can't wait! Lindsay Duncan is awesome, I love her character. It took me forever to figure out where I knew Polly Walker before. I knew I'd seen her and heard her and I knew she was connected with AR somehow, but with her hair up like that it just didn't click until just a couple of weeks ago!

       

      Ok. I'm an Anthropology major and I LOVE learning about ancient Rome and ancient Egypt, the Minoans, the Mycanaeans, etc. So I was really excited when the series ROME was coming out. And I watched the episodes every Sunday, and it started out well enough, but as time is going by, I find myself losing interest in it. I really don't know why. I have been watching for historical accuracy and so far it seems to have it. So I don't have a clue what is causing me to become so disenchanted with it. I wish I could figure it out. Oh well.

       

       

       

      Now, as for British culture..... I too am falling in love with it, lol. I love using words like arse, and shagging, and knickers. So much better than Americanized versions of the same words. We really are crude people aren't we? And British accents just make me melt!

       

      However, after reading the article that Dee posted, I am a little annoyed/offended. I really shouldn't be, I know, since I do agree that I like the all-British cast in the HP movies, and unless a REALLY good American actor could be found who can portray a proper British accent I agree that no one should get a part, but at the same time, the article's author really put me off with his/her comments. Oh well. I'll get over it. lol.


      Meeressternchen 
      11/22/05 at 01:48 AM

      Comments:

      Moro, sorry if I was a bit too harsh-sounded, I just wanted to say what is the most common writing and making in East Europe, LOL. But I'd be curious of the many varities your family baking seems to have!


      Dee 
      11/22/05 at 12:08 AM

      Comments:

      CatsPlay - I know what you mean! Talking with the people on this site and reading about the charities that AR supports has really opened my eyes to cultures, religions, travel and viewpoints that I've never thought of before: Make Poverty History, MNiRC, Free Tibet (heck, I didn't even know where Tibet was!), etc. Plus, I've fallen in love with everything UK (now I love to toss British terms into everyday conversation. "Knickers" and "snogging" are my favorites)! This is really more than just a fan site!

       

      Return of the Native - Must confess that I haven't listened to it yet. As much as I adore AR's voice, I never really liked the book (Sorry everyone!). But...your story has inspired me to check it out as a sleep aid! Falling asleep to AR's velvety purr would promote sweet dreams!

       

      Speaking of sleep...I'm off to bed! Nite!


      CatsPlay 
      11/21/05 at 11:38 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      Dee,

       

      That's a great article.  I really do feel that in my short time of becoming an Alan-aholic, I am really learning a lot of cultural things.  Honestly, you all are so well-versed in art, theater, books, etc., I feel like an uncultured slug.  However, what is exciting is that because of AR, I am actually learning and absorbing new info!  I had never heard of most of these British actors (or never really bothered to pay attention), but now  I know the whole repertoire of them!  Tonight I bought Noel Coward's Private Lives on Amazon, and I have a stockpile of Anthony Minghella and others to read!  Gosh, I my pores are starting ooze British culture!  No kidding, though, I'm excited about it.

       

      I do have to make an admission though.  I bought the Return of the Native and have been transferring it slowly to MP3 so I could burn it to CD to listen in my car.  My daughter had a music lesson for an hour tonight, and often I just wait in the car instead of running back and forth to the house.  So, I popped in Return of the Native and sat back in the dark in the front seat.  LUSCIOUS!  However, within 3 minutes I was asleep in my front seat.  I'm sure I was a lovely sight.  For 40 minutes, I kept dozing in and out thinking, "Gosh, I love how he says 'Eustacia' or 'ubiquitious' or 'Egdon Heath' or whatever", but damnit, it was like taking a strong sleeping pill or something -- I just kept drifting in and out of consciousness and had no idea what in God's name he was talking about.

       

      I guess some things are still a little too advanced for the simple minded!

       

       


      Dee 
      11/21/05 at 11:24 PM

      Comments:

      Just got home from my son's 8th grade basketball game and the poor kid (plus three other boys) never got off the bench. Gee...at least in the last game he got to play for 25 seconds. Yes, 25 SECONDS! I guess junior high basketball in Indiana is just too damn serious to let all the kids play. *fierce cursing of a momma bear wanting to protect her young*

       

      Getting off my soapbox now, I found this article posted with todays date. It made me smile! The link is at the bottom.

      Cinematical Seven: Brits left to cast in Harry Potter

      Posted Nov 20, 2005, 9:12 PM ET by Jette Kernion

      The Harry Potter movies are slowly but surely depleting a vital resource from the film industry: venerable British actors and actresses. Look at the number of renowed actors from the UK portraying characters in the series: Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman, Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Miranda Richardson, John Hurt, John Cleese, Julie Walters, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes, Gary Oldman, Dawn French, Julie Christie ... the list is impressive and seemingly unending. Imelda Staunton has just been cast as Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Stephen Fry hasn't appeared in the movies yet, but he's been voicing the narrator in the video games.

      I am worried that before the series is finished, the Harry Potter casting directors will have to recruit amateurs or, perish the thought, Americans. Can you imagine Renee Zellweger or Uma Thurman trying to mimic a British accent? Perish the thought.

      After the jump, I've listed the top seven remaining well-known British charactor actors that I suspect may be sucked into future Harry Potter films, along with the possible roles they might play.

      1. Judi Dench—She's been pressed into service with the Bond franchise but there's certainly room for her at Hogwarts. Perhaps she could pop in briefly as Neville's grandmother.
      2. Hugh Grant—I realize his face may be too instantly recognizeable. However, that's what the makeup department is for. Can't you see him in The Half-Blood Prince as one of the nasty Gaunts, or is he simply too charming?
      3. Helena Bonham-Carter—She was such a believable oppressed-looking housewife in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that it is easy to see her as Merope Gaunt, cringing in a corner of the kitchen, in The Half-Blood Prince. Yes, she's a bit old for the part, but I think it could work anyway.
      4. Colin Firth—I have no idea what he'd play in the Harry Potter series. But, you know, everything is better with Colin Firth in it. I don't want the makeup men messing with his good looks, either, if you understand me.
      5. Simon Callow—He's been in so many movies, but I always remember him as the Reverend Mr. Beebe in A Room with a View. I think he would be ideal as Professor Slughorn in The Half-Blood Prince, reaching for his box of crystallized pineapple.
      6. Joanna Lumley—The AbFab actress has been loaning her talents to several family films lately, including The Corpse Bride and Ella Enchanted. She would certainly liven up the Harry Potter films even in a minor role.
      7. Christopher Lee -- The man has been in damn near every major movie franchise in the past 50 years, from Hammer's Frankenstein films to the second Star Wars trilogy. It would be just plain wrong to exclude him from this one. Rumors were flying that he had been considered as the Dumbledore replacement when Richard Harris died, but I think he would have been a bit creepy. (But I thought that about Michael Gambon too.) Twenty years ago, he could have played the leader of the werewolves, but that's too active for him now. He would, however, make a fine Rufus Scrimgeour, the Ministry for Magic in The Half-Blood Prince.

      Did I miss anyone? Feel free to add any British actors I left out in the comments along with the Harry Potter characters you think they were born to portray.

      http://www.cinematical.com/2005/11/20/cinematical-seven-brits-to-cast-in-harry-potter/



      Moro 
      11/21/05 at 09:30 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      Meeressternchen - There's a dozen variations in the spelling of it over here.  In my family they do potato and cheese, sometimes sauerkraut.  Smothered in onions and butter.  Mmm-mmm.

      I love food threads.

      CatsPlay 
      11/21/05 at 07:49 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      Another interesting pic from ebay

       

       

      From Revolutionary Witness


      Ana 
      11/21/05 at 06:29 PM

      What is your location? Spain

      Comments:

      Hey ladies!

      How do you do?

       

      I think this is sort of OT, again, sorry.

      I don't know anything about Alan 'cause I got no time to read your posts (which now is a bit dangerous 'cause HPatGoF hasn't been realised in Spain) but today I'd been wasting my very little free time searching something about a British actor. Yesterday night I saw "Bend It Like Beckham" and, again, I felt in love with Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The thing is that I read a quote of him that made me recall a very especial man.

       

      "But actors, everything is so physical. You're basically the only product you have. The hardest part of acting is realizing it doesn't matter. I'm going to try and not take it too seriously because, if I do, I would really wreck my head."

       

      MICHAEL COLLINS SPOILER:

      Then I found out that he was the boy that was talking with Collins and de Valera at the end of the film and told Dev's men (or children...) to kill Michael Collins.

       

      Maybe Alan talked to the boy about being an actor? Meyers has said that he's never gone to a Drama school and he won't be in the future so maybe he ask to trained actors about the profession and the bussines. Don't you think?


      Alfan 
      11/21/05 at 06:11 PM

      What is your location? Canada

      Comments:

      unfortunatly i wont be able to join in any mid-anything meeting, but on the other hand. I am planning a trip to Las Angeles in April, is there anything happining in LA in April?


      Meeressternchen 
      11/21/05 at 05:45 PM

      Comments:

      Moro, OFFTOPIC, it should be Pirogi. They are usually done with cabbage (kapusta) and eggs.


      Peekabooh 
      11/21/05 at 05:33 PM

      What is your location? the Netherlands

      Comments:
      Hi all,

      This talking of a Mid American AR Gathering made me wonder..... do you think we could set up a Mid European AR Gathering......????? Just let me know, who is in favour? Any ideas? Just checking!


      CatsPlay 
      11/21/05 at 05:18 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      OMG, I had totally forgotten about that beard crumb thing that RedTango talks about!  What??!


      Dee 
      11/21/05 at 05:13 PM

      Comments:

      Red Tango has posted her review of GoF. She has some great points!

       

      http://www.tangoland.com/

       

      Click tangotalk and read 11/20 entry.


      Hikity 
      11/21/05 at 04:40 PM

      What is your location? rather dark here, 20 to 10 a.m.

      Comments:

      Dee, yeah, I will NEVER EVER be an anti-booze something, but being alanaholic in addition is absolutely fabulous. Have a glas of whatsoever (I prefer French red wine) plus a good movie such as...(I have them all), sitting on your couch (8 feet screen), cat on armrest..

      nightynight ladies, after this full moon session I really need sleep, dreaming of Sévérüüüüüs Rogue

      Claudia, what a shame, it's not Friday


      Hikity 
      11/21/05 at 04:25 PM

      Comments:

      I dont' like goatee and full beard in general, but when it becomes grey I really hate it..(sorry DEE, it has nothing to do with you of course; you know how much I like all your wallpapers). He just looks awful to me

       

      I would like to state again that the film GoF is great, the best of all IMO and PoA was the worst for me (this Walt Disney kind of film with canvas background for kids I didn't like at all). BTW, my daughter (who read the bookagain before watching the film)informed my that Sev never shows his dark mark in GoF but we as readers just can imagine it..


      Laurie 
      11/21/05 at 04:20 PM

      What is your location? Vermont

      Comments:

      Thanks everyone for all the new pics, links, ect. I was away for the weekend and it took me hours to catch up. You are all so wonderful!  

      Claudia, I watched Rome last night as well.  Do you know when  they will start the new season/episodes? I can't wait! Lindsay Duncan is awesome, I love her character. It took me forever to figure out where I knew Polly Walker before. I knew I'd seen her and heard her and I knew she was connected with AR somehow, but with her hair up like that it just didn't click until just a couple of weeks ago!


      Dee 
      11/21/05 at 04:09 PM

      Comments:

      Maxi Demon - *waves back from Indiana* Glad to meet UK newbees whose feet touch the same soil as teh man!

       

      I love the way we all introduce ourselves! We sound like we're in Alcoholic's Anonymous: "Hi, I'm Dee." *a chorus of "Hi Dee" in response* "I've been a Alanaholic for five years now. It's been one day since my last AR photo manipulation..." We all know we're hooked, don't we!


      Claudia 
      11/21/05 at 04:06 PM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

       

      Hi Maxi Demon and welcome to our little piece of AR online.  Now that you've peeked out of lurkdom, I hope you will join us often. 

       

      And BTW, I'm pretty partial to facial hair too.  I even lurv the Jamie 'stache! *grin*

       

       


      Moro 
      11/21/05 at 03:57 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      I say BLECH to goatees in general. They're just poor attempts by men with no chins to look like they have chins. Not that I can back that statement up with facts. I can tell you that I want to smack the goateed Snape-- gah, just look at him, he's so smug-- upside the head rather than engage him in a severe lip-lock. Sorry, Dee.

      Maybe he needs a Gore-Tex jacket. Yowza!


      Maxi Demon 
      11/21/05 at 03:55 PM

      What is your location? Newcastle, UK

      Comments:

      Hello girlies!!

       

      First of all I would just like to say I think this guestbook is absolutely fab, and a huge thank you to Claudia for making it a really enjoyable place to be! It's the first place I come for any updates and new piccies, especially in these recent AR droughts! I've been lurking for ages now, I never really thought I had anything of interest to share with you lot but now is the time I think to say hello *waves*

       

      I've been a Rickmaniac for about 5 years now, it all started with the In Demand vid - phwoar! then i got into my mam and dads old video collection and found Robin Hood and Die Hard and the rest they say is history!

       

      Saw GoF this weekend and thought AR was brilliant (as always), he's just so expressive even when he's not saying a word! I like the goatee Snape look btw, but then I am a bit partial to the odd 'tache here and there! lol

       

      anyways, just thought I'd say hiya, and I'll be sure to post again now I've emerged from lurkdom!


      RickiNicki 
      11/21/05 at 03:46 PM

      What is your location? London

      Comments:
      Hey, guess what, AR is numero uno in top baddies at sky.com! What a surprise! Well we knew it long time ago, didn't we, girls?

      you can find the story here

      and the top 50s here


      Christina 
      11/21/05 at 03:39 PM

      Comments:
      Dee - yes, Harry with a goatee. Hilarious! I think I preffer him that way!
      Claudia 
      11/21/05 at 03:31 PM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      Actually I do love the salt and pepper look Dee. But when its in both the hair on the head and the facial hair. 

       

      Christina, my opinion David Yates is a very good director.  State of Play won several awards and we have yet to see if The Girl in the Cafe will win any since it just came out last June. 

       

       


      Dee 
      11/21/05 at 03:30 PM

      Comments:

      Lex - Forgot to ask...While looking at the jobnet, I notice that the library job titles in the UK are different. Do you know if there is an equivalent to "community relations manager" at a public library? Marketing, graphic arts, publications, signage, adult programming...basically anything that attract people into the library.


      CatsPlay 
      11/21/05 at 03:30 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      JMHO , but BLECH on the goateed-AR.


      Dee 
      11/21/05 at 03:16 PM

      Comments:

      Lex - Squee!! I'd given up on anyone knowing about Libex! I submitted a pre-registration with them, so we'll see if anything happens. Can't imagine anyone wanting to exchange London for Boredom, Indiana, but...who knows! What is s.o.?

       

      Claudia - I just knew you'd like the goatee! I thought about making it jet black, but at his age (and mine!) I thought a bit of white looked yummy!

       

      Did anyone look at the goatee site to see the cute little fellow featured in the "evil" gallery?

       

      Christina - opps! Didn't know that my prayers for no snow would have such far-reaching consequences! Sorry!


      Christina 
      11/21/05 at 03:10 PM

      Comments:
      Sue, thank you for the info.
      Uuummm....I consider myself a cinephile but I have to say neither of his films rings a bell. Must do more research. What is your opinion? Is he good?
      And Moro, stupid stupid me! LOL. In Russian it`s pronounced "pirozhki" or something like that and I didn`t see the resemblance.I only knew the Russian name for it, untill now. I love them! Although I haven`t mastered the making of it as much as I`d wish. And I never tried putting meat before. Hmmm, there`s a thought! Thank you for finding the time to look up the recipe!
      Gee, Dee I hope you`re happy! it stoppet snowing and it`s warming up! which turned everything into one big swamp! Your curse was upon me! (just teasing you)
      Claudia 
      11/21/05 at 03:03 PM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      Ohhh thanks Sue!  David Yates already has two projects that hold a special place for me!  Girl in the Cafe and State of Play

       

      I forgot to mention this morning that last night was the season finale of Rome!!!!  I'm already excited for season 2!  Lindsay Duncan is fantastic in this! 

       

       


      Moro 
      11/21/05 at 02:48 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      Et Voila, Christina: Wikipedia's guide to the pierogi. This is a recipe I found for pierogi dough, but I can't seem to find one for fillings. I like them with potato and cheese in.

      Crayfish, if you're not familiar with them, are sort of little lobster-like freshwater creatures you can sometimes find in streams over here. We used to catch them all the time as kids. I've never eaten one; I think you can just steam or boil them. But apparently they're a big deal in Scandinavia. In Sweden, at least, I'm told they have them imported from the US for big crayfish festivals every year-- I'm not sure exactly, but I think it's sometime in the spring. I just find it funny that there's a national craze in Sweden over something I used to catch in a bucket back in the woods behind my house.

      This is all on topic, by the way, because Alan Rickman regularly enjoys food.



      sue 
      11/21/05 at 02:41 PM

      Comments:
      Christina, David Yates is going to direct OotP
      Laura 
      11/21/05 at 02:36 PM

      Comments:
      http://www.pelecanos.co.uk/Potter.html is this old? going to the home page there is much stuff, not AR related but who knows? I'm checking it
      Moro 
      11/21/05 at 02:33 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh, which has so much good food that surely AR can be lured back...

      Comments:
      Well that explains it, CatsPlay-- I'm East and hardly go anywhere.  As Bugs Bunny might put it, what a maroon.

      Christina 
      11/21/05 at 02:29 PM

      Comments:
      Oh and I forgot! crayfish too!
      and dee - lovely! Firts I thought he would look silly but now......WOW! love the look! Ok, I`m a goatee fan!
      Christina 
      11/21/05 at 02:28 PM

      Comments:
      Hey you Pittsburgh girls out there! Enough with the pierogies already and hand over the recipe! You made me so curious!

      any idea who will direct OotP ?
      CatsPlay 
      11/21/05 at 02:19 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

       

      Moro,

       

      Sorry, it was Pierogies Plus, not palace. 

       

      http://www.pierogiesplus.com/

       

      I have only been there once, as I live in the North.  I believe it is relatively renowned!


      Claudia 
      11/21/05 at 02:17 PM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      Ohhh I like the Snape goatee Dee!  But I think it needs to be jet black like his hair, don't you?

       

       


      Lex 
      11/21/05 at 02:16 PM

      What is your location? London

      Comments:


      DEE,
      Libex is an international library & information exchange for lib staff and those who are interested in job exchanges. You were absolutely right.

      Since you are not UK based you won´t need to be a member of CILIP or to become one. The service is for free.
      But it´ll be advisable to be a LIS member. There are only possible exchanges with s.o. within the UK as far as I know. So you´ll have to find a UK based partner, won´t you?
      Libex does not directly arrange anything so I reckon you get as much informations beforhanded as possible.
      Since I am unsure of everything beyond that, I think it´ll be best for you to enquire via libex@cilip.org.uk

      I don't kow if there is a possible exchange with s.o. at the British Library in London, but there are certainly a lot of other opportunities. 

      You may want to check for an application form http://www.cilip.org.uk/interests/libex/formoverseas.htm

      online or ask at the American Library Association for further information.

      http://www.lisjobnet.com/Lisjobnet  (try this one out for suitable jobs)

       

      Good luck  




      Moro 
      11/21/05 at 02:12 PM

      What is your location? Yummy, yummy Pittsburgh!

      Comments:
      Dee - Hershey's all the way on the other side of the state, closer to Philly.  I think.

      Moro 
      11/21/05 at 02:10 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      I'm with you, Delenn:  there weren't many quiet moments in the film, and the few there weren't long enough.  Kind of goes back to what I said before about Newell not lingering enough on the moments he chose to include. POA does have a more introspective feel about it.



      Dee 
      11/21/05 at 02:07 PM

      Comments:

      Moro - It's okay - Your Pittsburg talk is fun. As a matter of fact, you're making me hungry! Perhaps we should have our Mid American AR gathering there and scarf down perogies and chocolate during the mopvie marathon. Hershey PA is close to you, isn't it?! Maybe they deliver!


      Moro 
      11/21/05 at 02:01 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      CatsPlay - Where's that?  The only Pierogi Palace I know about is up near Cleveland.  I get mine from Mancini's on the Strip.  Mmmm, Mancini's.  *drool*

      Heh.  Never mind us Pittsburgh girls. 


      Satai Delenn 
      11/21/05 at 01:57 PM

      Comments:

      Dee,

       

      I'm so sorry, but, Snape with a beard *shudders.... and not in pleasure*. Sorry, Snape with a beard is just NOT my thing!

       

      Moro,

       

      Thanks. I am glad that we finally agree on something. lol. I totally felt that it was a surface film only. Meaning, every scene was touched on the surface with nothing delving deeper to show anything other than 2 dimensional characters. You don't really get a good feel of anything. POA had much more character depth and development. This film made me feel like it was going for glitz and glamour over trying to draw me in and give me a reason for watching the characters and the movie. If I wanted an action film, I would go watch Die Hard or Rambo or something. I liked the HP movies up to this point because they were deeper films with a little bit of action here and there. GOF was more of an all action movie with nothing beneath the surface. Extremely disappointing to me.

       

      CatsPlay,

       

      I'm sorry but I did not feel that it slowed down at all. I felt like it was "rush rush rush! Let's see how many tiny scenes we can cram into a 2 hour and 40 minute film because we were too stubborn and pig headed to see that splitting the film into two films and slowing things down and going more in-depth to draw out the nuances would be a better move!" Sorry. I'm getting more and more bitter about this film as time goes by.


      CatsPlay 
      11/21/05 at 01:52 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      Moro,

       

      Pierogies - yum!  Have you been to Pierogie Palace (I think that's the name of it)?


      CatsPlay 
      11/21/05 at 01:46 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      I also felt incredibly, really alarmingly rushed during the first 5 - 10 minutes of GOF.  After that I felt it slowed to a better pace.


      Moro 
      11/21/05 at 01:43 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      I'd just like to state for the record that I love Teh Man in a Gore-Tex jacket. Makes him look snuggly. Rowrrr.

      You're not alone on that one, Delenn - I loved POA! I thought it richly visual and gorgeous; I also appreciated its slower pace. The rapid-fire editing in GOF can indeed leave one feeling a bit cheated.

      Christina - Which receipt-- the one for the pierogies or the one for the crayfish?


      Dee 
      11/21/05 at 01:34 PM

      Comments:

      OT but with a slight link to HP - For all those goatee lovers, here's a website devoted to goatees (Making Chins Happy). They have a goatee gallery of "Famous", "Evil" and "Wannbes". Go look at who they have in the "Evil"' gallery!  Sooooo cute!!

       

      http://www.goateestyle.com/goatee/links.phtml

       

      Here's my rendition of a goateed Snape! Frankly, I think it's pretty HOT!

       



      CatsPlay 
      11/21/05 at 01:29 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      So, if MNiRC is really coming to NYC in January, shouldn't we have heard or be hearing something about this soon, announcment wise or ticket wise or something?  I've scouted around and can find nothing so far.   I don't have any idea how Broadway scheduling works, or off-Broadway, but I did find sites that had extensive lists of off-Broadway plays already scheduled throughout 2006.


      CatsPlay 
      11/21/05 at 01:26 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      I guess I have a foofy-fetish! 

       

      There is a livejournal where 3,500 screencaps from GOF are posted.


      Elaine 
      11/21/05 at 01:09 PM

      Comments:

      Have just seen GoF. Am off now to the HBP forum to remark about a few things. Just to say, I like PoA, and I like this one,too!

      Ansue, those caps wouldn't be from a pirate copy, would they? Winky 2 


      Susan 
      11/21/05 at 01:09 PM

      Comments:
      "Noncommittal" also means unwilling to *state* a firm position; reserved.  I'd say AR can be totally noncommittal (about Costner as an actor, for example, or Snape in general, or his own private life).

      Laura 
      11/21/05 at 01:06 PM

      Comments:
      thank you for the photo , Dee
      Satai Delenn 
      11/21/05 at 12:55 PM

      Comments:

      It's ok Moro. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

       

      What I find most interesting is how everyone keeps saying that this film is the best of them and that POA sucked rocks.

       

      I totally disagree. POA is my definite favorite. Everyone keeps saying that it was a bad film because of everything that was left out and all the stuff added in that was not in the book....... This film (GOF) did the exact same thing and yet simply because it was fast paced and even funny at times everyone is willing to overlook the facts. I'm not. I think this film was worse than POA in what it took out and added in. I liked POA's slower pace and more in-depth look at things.

       

      But, I'm in the minority on this and I know it, but that doesn't change my opinion on the latest film. I am definitely disappointed in it and feel very cheated by it and POA remains my favorite of the films.


      Christina 
      11/21/05 at 12:54 PM

      Comments:
      Catsplay - wohohooooo! Fuffyness,thy name is Alan!
      Moro - I completely agree with everything you said.I think it`s such a big step that people choose to embrace diversity instead of repeling it.You have to give me the receipt for that meal you mentioned before I`m such a "foreign food" maniac!Now I`m in a Greek phase!
      oh, and I found this most amusing! Snape with a goatee! awsome!!!!
      Dee 
      11/21/05 at 12:54 PM

      Comments:

      CatsPlay - ooooh! Someone does like the foofy hair!

       

      This one was new to me too (I've seen similar ones from Winter Guest, I think). Westdean posted it yesterday and I brightened it up a bit.

       



      sue 
      11/21/05 at 12:41 PM

      Comments:

      Quote:
      Have we seen this particular pose before?  Snagged from ebay

      No I haven't. Looks like it's been touched up a bit (it's a tough job but someone's go to do it!!)


      CatsPlay 
      11/21/05 at 12:37 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      Have we seen this particular pose before?  Snagged from ebay

       


      Dee 
      11/21/05 at 12:18 PM

      Comments:

      I never thought of it that before...but AR is the master of the ellipsis! I just thought of his way of speaking as looooong, sexyyyyyy drawnnnnn out phrases that give us time to look at his beautiful mouth! And my creative writing professors used to scold me for using an over abundance of ellipsis...! Shame on them!

       

      Chalebh - Glad you like. Frankly, I almost liked this one better (I want this man hovering over MY shoulder!) but couldn't find any info on the painting.

       

       

      Christina - My favorite wallpaper is always the one I just finished! But, I'm rather partial to the Tissot. If I ever get to London, I want to see it in person!

       

      bluebeatbabe - *snort*

       

      Inbredwaffle - *wondering where you got that name* - Thank you for posting those photos. I wish I could find them bigger/higher resolution - I'd like to see them up close. If anyone has them, perhaps you can email them to me.

       

      I realize that my interest in AR's on-the-street photos always upsets some people. I am sorry. I can quietly respect the feelings of those who feel that taking photos of the man in public is morally wrong. But, as a freelance photojournalist, I have a different opinion. IMHO 1) the man has chosen a highly visible career and 2) he's been in this career for decades and obviously understands and accepts the advantages (which are huge) and the disadvantages (which are also huge). As long as the photographer is not disturbing him, stalking him, or maliciously trying to get cruel/unflattering/insulting/ shots...then I don't have a problem with candid photography.


      Moro 
      11/21/05 at 11:59 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      Christina said:

      Quote:
      You know what`s pretty sad? when someone chooses to ignore his true self and pretend to be what he thinks he "should" be.


      That's the problem for a lot of third-generation-children-of-immigrant-Americans like myself. When my great-grandparents came to this country (this was around 1911 or so), they were very determined to "become Americans": they stopped speaking their native languages in public and in front of their children, they never talked about the "old country," and they abandoned most of their cultural traditions. The result being that I know a couple of Polish swearwords, and am fond of eating pierogies. But that's all I know! It is sad to have lost all that culture and history, because my great-grandparents thought they had to abandon everything they were before they came here.

      I'm glad that younger generations of immigrants to the US are less keen to do the same thing. My cousin's wife is from Stockholm: she speaks to her kids in Swedish, takes them to Sweden every summer, even has annual crayfish-eating parties. They're a very multicultural, multi-lingual family. Good for them, I say!


      annick 
      11/21/05 at 11:54 AM

      What is your location? France

      Comments:

      Le film sort un France le 30 NOVEMBRE

       

      Séverus ROGUE en FRANCAIS.


      Hikity 
      11/21/05 at 11:44 AM

      Comments:

      Hi Annick, nice to hear from you again, comment vas-tu? I find it a bit strange if not exaggerated that the French even translated the names: Sévérus [sewerüüüs] Rogue - help ROTFL Na-na-na-na As-tu déjà vu GoF (OooA speaking French...)?


      Christina 
      11/21/05 at 11:44 AM

      Comments:
      Moro - Well I`m sort of "mixed" myself. I live in Bucharest, Romania.I can say for sure my father is Romanian, from my mother`s side I have Russian genes too. She`s one of those red-headed-with-pale-blue-eyes. Aren`t you curious about that? your genes? I am but sadly cannot digg up more than this. You know what`s pretty sad? when someone chooses to ignore his true self and pretend to be what he thinks he "should" be. One of my friends it Latvian and he preffers saying he`s German(he has a name that resembles a German one), just because he thinks being a Latvian would leave a bad impression. It`s sad when it happens. I myself like diversity and I`m proud of my ethnic heritage.
      Moro 
      11/21/05 at 11:20 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      Christina - I know what you mean!  I don't think any film, or anyone else's interpretation of a given story, can ever really be as satisfying as what we see in our own imaginations.  I'm satisfied with the film version of GOF, but that's because certain ideas and scenes in the novel which I found affecting also resonated with the filmmakers.  That doesn't mean everyone will be satisfied with it, though.

      May I ask what part of Eastern Europe you're from?  I'm just curious-- I've got Polish, Russian and Slovak genes, but don't know much about them, apart from my mother's stuffed cabbage. 


      annick 
      11/21/05 at 11:14 AM

      What is your location? France

      Comments:

      Alan connait toute la vérité
      Dans une récente interview télé dans laquelle on l'interrogait sur les acteurs et leurs personnages.Daniel a révélé
      quote (Daniel):

      "The only actor that knows anything about his character is Alan Rickman, who plays Snape. He knows the truth about Snape! He does! Yes!"


      Soit en français: "Le seul acteur a connaitre tout ce qui concerne son personnage est Alan Rickman, qui joue Sévérus Rogue.Il connait la vérité sur Rogue.C'est vrai! oui".


      Christina 
      11/21/05 at 10:49 AM

      Comments:
      In my grumpy state this morning I forgot to thank Peekabooh for the picture she posted! Yes, that was what I meant! It`s lovely and so are you! Thank you very much!

      Moro- I have to agree, at least partly, about what you said re: DD, BUT! maybe it`s my need to see the way I imagined things reflected in the film, and they`re not. Yes, I understand the whole thing with the movies being somethig different from the books, but I still feel the need to see what I thought I "saw" reading the books. Maybe I`m just stubborn! I greatly admire MG but I just don`t see him as the most suitet DD. That doesn`t mean he`s not good, it only means he wouldn`t be my first choice. But of course that doesn`t alter the quality of the film. I agree with being the best one yet, but it has it`s faults which I will not say here because of the lack of time. But maybe someday we can have a heated discussion about this in the HP spoilers forum. I like your ideas! Cheers!
      Claudia 
      11/21/05 at 10:43 AM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      It sounds like the box office returns are agreeing with all of you that think GoF is the best HP film yet.  Harry Potter Dominates Box Office

       


      Moro 
      11/21/05 at 10:04 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      Last Doctor Who-related post, I swear.  The region 1 DVD set is supposed to come out in February, according to the BBC website.  Anybody who's interested will need to make sure they check Amazon.ca for it.

      Marlina 
      11/21/05 at 09:56 AM

      What is your location? Indonesia

      Comments:

      Hey all!

       

      Congratulations for the caption winners! Sue, BackstageMystic and Sara!

       

      Thanks for the screen caps! I thought we needed to wait until the DVD comes out 

       

      Dee~ Nice ARt!

       

      Looks like this Sad Celeberal Hens gonna keep producing new song lyrics (Disco, non disco!) hehehe..

       

      Peekaboh~ Nice Mesmer clip! There are pictures in the clip that're completely new for me

       

      Night everybody!

       

       


      Moro 
      11/21/05 at 09:45 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      Yow! I can't believe I forgot to mention this! The BBC has the Doctor Who Children in Need Appeal Special online, with our first good look at David Tennant as the Doctor! It's about five minutes long, and hubby tells me he read that it's actually just the opening scene of the upcoming Christmas special. But David Tennant's fantastic in it! I miss Christopher Eccleston, but I'm really looking forward to the new series. Yippee!

      Funny story: at the film yesterday, hubby leaned over during that Barty Crouch, Jr. confrontation scene at the end and said, "The Doctor's not supposed to be evil." And I said, "Yeah, the regeneration's gone really badly this time, hasn't it?"

      I guess you had to be there. We're nerds.

      By the way, Claudia (and anyone else over on this side of the pond lamenting the lack of access to the new Doctor Who), the last series with Christopher Eccleston is going to be released on Region 1 DVD in Canada soon-- I can't remember when! (*Makes mental note to grill hubby for info*) Which means that it will be available for us to purchase on Amazon. Yay!

      You know, I finally "came out" to hubby about my visiting and posting to this site, ogling AR pics, and deleting the browser history. He just laughed.


      Beth 
      11/21/05 at 09:42 AM

      What is your location? Brazil

      Comments:

      Quote:


      Inbredwaffle  

      Beth I am loving your videos they are brilliant...

       

      Thank you Inbredwaflle

      And many   girls for the new piccies, Mesmer's videoclip, articles, Snape's caps ( I can't wait to see him on Friday... *sighs * )! Have a nice day everybody!

       

       

      http://img161.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sexuallyvoraciousnextweek7od.gif


      Hikity 
      11/21/05 at 08:57 AM

      Comments:

      Claudia, our dear Man is not being attacked, calm down, sweetie.. Spaz  ..during the Triwizard Games Harry is flying on his broom very narrowly to the spectators over the Quidditch field, while the Hungarian dragon is chasing him. Minerva and Severus stumble and fall. Big Hug


      CatsPlay 
      11/21/05 at 08:52 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      Claudia,

      I will post a short note over on HP Spoilers Discussion about what the Snape pic is about.


      Hikity 
      11/21/05 at 08:50 AM

      What is your location? sunny afternoon

      Comments:

      H.A.N.D.S. from SCS (Sad Celebrity Hens): Wonderful, Chalebh, were do we meet for rehearsal???

       

      Let's collect suggestions to replace noncommittal: What about non-flaunting (if this exists? Just came to my mind)?

      I agree he is more or less the opposite of a noncommittal person - thinking only of his political views and attitude...


      Claudia 
      11/21/05 at 08:33 AM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      Gee thanks for the pics, Sue!  I haven't seen the film yet but what's up with him in this one?  Is he being attacked by something?

       

       

       

      Inbredwaffle, don't feel bad at all.  I explained the day these were posted that although I don't like paparazzi (I'd say 99.99999% of us don't)......the pics are welcome here as long as they aren't taken at his home, yard, or in a men's room, etc.  AR knows when he steps out on the street....especially when that street is in London or Hollywood, he is apt to be photograhed. 

       

      I don't like paparazzi but I don't feel the need to call them nasty names or act holier than thou about them.       

       

      CatsPlay, I did get your mail and will answer as soon as I can get to my mail. 

       

      Dee another wonderful work of ARt!!!

       

      Christina, ruining bad dispositions is becoming our specialty! 

       

      Chalebh!  Wonderful lyrics!  I'm afraid I'm not familiar with D.I.S.C.O. but I'll look around and see if I can find it. 

       

       

       

      I'm getting ready for the holiday!!!

       

       

       

       

       


      BLUEBEATBABE 
      11/21/05 at 08:25 AM

      What is your location? Shefield -UK

      Comments:
      Wow, 7 pages of catch-up to do since last Thursday!.

      Alan's Guess watch on Ebay is now at £410.00 and I think it will draw many bids especially with Christmas coming up ! Great for the LEPRA Charity.
      Kudos to Alan for donating it !
      I can only claim association by owning a Guess watch myself other than warmly shaking his hand...of course...
      I think the watch he wears many times in pics is NOT this one, Black leather strap and I think a more classic face... understated elegance.

      ... OOPS... THAT DRAWS UP CONNOTATIONS OF BLACK LEATHER AND A CLASSIC FACE...

      Now, who does that remind me of ?
      Moro 
      11/21/05 at 08:20 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      CatsPlay - I'm just yankin' your chain, you know. 

      CatsPlay 
      11/21/05 at 08:09 AM

      Comments:

      I don't know the tune to D.I.S.C.O.!


      CatsPlay 
      11/21/05 at 08:06 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      Moro,

       

      Argh, I knew you'd never let me forget about '8 Foot Tango'!   My creative juices haven't been flowing.  I think the trick is finding the music first.  Then the words will come.  I'm guessing it will be worth the wait.


      Moro 
      11/21/05 at 08:01 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      Mornin', busy girls. Whee, I saw GOF yesterday! (I love this little smiley guy. He's so happy!) I'm not sure there's much I can add to the discussion, except to apologize to Delenn for being another one of those people who absolutely loved the film. I can see, however, how it might have been unsatisfying. I thought it was a little rushed myself, especially at the beginning; the exclusions didn't bother me, but I thought that the scenes which were there could have been longer. I think that for a film adaptation of a novel to work, it doesn't necessarily have to include all the same moments from the book, so long as it includes the right ones-- that is, moments which advance character development and plot. I think Mike Newell did that, but he perhaps didn't linger enough on the moments he chose. It seems odd to me that after Lord of the Rings, film studios still haven't caught on to the fact that an audience will very happily sit still for three hours so long as the story's compelling. I feel like this film's screaming for an extended edition DVD; I'm not sure that'll happen, though.

      It gets worse: I love Michael Gambon's Dumbledore, I think even better than Richard Harris's (mayherestinpeace). It's true that he's not gentle or comforting, but I think I prefer that; it makes him more human, and I care more about him. I liked seeing that he's facing difficult challenges the same as Harry, with the same amount of doubt and fear; I think that strengthens the relationship between them. That scene in Dumbledore's office after Harry comes out of the penseive is just expositional in the book-- they just sort of exchange information. What I loved about that scene in the film, though, was that we got to see Dumbledore admitting his frustration and inability to make sense of things to Harry. He really leans on Harry in that scene; it's touching to see how much Dumbledore already trusts him. It's that kind of thing that makes him a much stronger Dumbledore, in my mind-- he's an active, thinking, fretting Dumbledore who isn't going to simply sit back, pat us on the head, and tell us everything's going to be all right.

      Did I say I didn't have much to add? I guess that's not much for me. What was that, 1500 words or something?

      Fantastic, we have our first single! Well done, Chalebh! Though I have my doubts about this line:

      Quote:
      He is N noncommital


      Erm, noncommital means an unwillingness to make firm decisions and stick with them. I'm not sure Teh Man is necessarily noncommittal. Then again, I can't come up with a better adjective beginning with N. Maybe he'll be noncommittal about coming to our gigs.

      "H.A.N.D.S." will be our ska-punk track. We're going to sound like these guys. (I'm crazy about this band. Be wary, though: if you download any of the mp3's to check them out and are of a sensitive persuasion, note that "Submarine" is very sweary, "Love Me Like You Used To" is rather explicit, and "First Drink of the Day" glorifies beer. The rest of the tracks are just silly and fun. They've also got a fantastic horn section.)

      Cerebral Hens gonna rock your face! Or something. (Still waiting on "Eight Foot Tango," CatsPlay. )

      Oh: a while ago, barbara said:

      Quote:
      Moro is a particularly lovely chocolate bar here in NZ.


      It's actually a reference to Princess Mononoke. I'm a bit of a Miyazaki fan. But I'm quite happy to be associated with chocolate, too.



      Inbredwaffle 
      11/21/05 at 07:01 AM

      Comments:

      I just read the whole uproar about it at ar_daily...if they are offensive then please feel free to remove them...I don't want to cause any trouble....but in my defense...it's not like they are pictures taken over his back gate...he is sitting outside on Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood...it's sort of a given... but still my apologies if they offended anyone.


      Inbredwaffle 
      11/21/05 at 06:20 AM

      Comments:

      Beth I am loving your videos they are brilliant...and the Snape pictures are to die for Sue!

      About our little paparazzo pic(i know I am a bad little fan)... I found a couple more...oh and the restaurant is The "La/Le? Conversation Restaurant" and they have a interesting review...

       

      "This tiny shop bakes fresh buttery croissants, an outstanding Italian cheese-and-spinach torte, rich chocolate cakes, luscious cookies and mini-tarts. At breakfast, neighbors pop in for French
      toast made with fresh brioche with almond cream and raisin. For lunch order sandwiches on their fresh baguettes or focaccia bread....hmmm sounds like a job for RedTango


      Christina 
      11/21/05 at 04:39 AM

      Comments:
      Chalebh - Geart! now you`ve ruined all my bad disposition for today! gee, I hope you`re happy!
      Christina 
      11/21/05 at 04:36 AM

      Comments:
      Oh no, today`s Monday...dreadful!!!
      Sherry and Satai - You are not alone, I am also part Jewish on my mother`s side. But as my family isn`t really into religion, I myself forget that sometimes. I think we could talk about religion for days, about how people lose faith and why, and why it matters or doesn`t, but maybe this isn`t the place.I would like to very much though, so if you ever wish to discuss it, feel free to email me.
      Dee- I abssolutely loved this one! And I admire your imagination and artistic sense. I think this is your best one yet. Which do you like best?
      Sue - thank you a million times for posting those. Is it me or does he look more like Snape from the books than he did in the previous films?
      AFNH - Thank you for the link, i have founded myself, but thank you for your concern anyway!
      Ok, I`m off to see GoF (unfortunately I won`t be seeing it on the big Screen, but It will do just fine for me). Have a less dreadful Monday everyone!
      Chalebh 
      11/21/05 at 04:06 AM

      What is your location? Wolke 7

      Comments:

      I hope you haven’t forgotten the Alan Rickman’s Cerebral Hens CD.

      Well, the muse hit me and here is are the lyrics for a song

       

      Title: H.A.N.D.S

       

      H.A.N.D.S (3x)

      He is hands

       

      He is H handsome

      He is A ambitious

      He is N noted

      He is D delectable

      He is S sensational

       

      He is H hazardous

      He is A attractive

      He is N nice-looking

      He is D dangerous

      He is S such a cute

       

      H.A.N.D.S

      He is hands

       

      He is H heaving

      He is A adept

      He is N noncommittal

      He is D demanding

      He is S skilful

       

      He is H hearty

      He is A appealing

      He is N non plus ultra

      He is D disarming

      He is S super sexy

       

      H.A.N.D.S

      He is hands

       

       

      Maybe you remember Ottawan’s cover version of this song D.I.S.C.O.

       

      As English is not my mother tongue, maybe you can come up with better adjectives.

       

      Chalebh 


      hikity 
      11/21/05 at 03:11 AM

      Comments:

      Sorry, pressed the button by accident: good morning, ladies, before I hurry to my American Dream course today I just wanted to comment on the linguistic term and you can find a quick answer on:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellipsis

      Have a lovely day


      Hikity 
      11/21/05 at 03:09 AM

      What is your location? misty morning

      Comments:

      Ellipsis ¸ëëåéøéò (plural: ellipses åëëåßøåéò, Greek for omission) in linguistics refers to any omitted part of speech that is understood; i.e. the omission is intentional.

      An ellipsis can also be used to indicate a pause in speech or, at the end of a sentence, a trailing off into silence.


      Chalebh 
      11/21/05 at 01:30 AM

      Comments:

      Dee Wonderful picture. I really love them. You must put a lot of time in that. Because I once tried and I utterly failed.

       

      CatsPlay Thanks for the pictures.

       

      And because of the January Man pictures here is a manipulation:

       

       

       

      You could call it Alan paints Alan.

       

      Have a  nice week

      Chalebh


      Satai Delenn 
      11/21/05 at 12:29 AM

      Comments:

      Ah, Ok. Thanks!


      CatsPlay 
      11/21/05 at 12:00 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      Thanks, Susan.  That makes sense!

       

      Gosh, I feel so...cerebral.


      Susan 
      11/20/05 at 11:41 PM

      Comments:
      An ellipsis is the punctuation mark formed by three dots.  He's referring to its use to indicate a drifty sort of pause or ending.  Snape (and AR) is a master of pauses and unresolved sentence-endings, so his lines are probably written with lots of ellipses.

      Satai Delenn 
      11/20/05 at 11:26 PM

      Comments:

      Quote:
      OK, I'm stupid.  What's an 'ellipse'?

       

      You're not the only one Dee. I have no idea either. If anyone knows, would you please explain? It would be much appreciated!

       

      Thanks!


      CatsPlay 
      11/20/05 at 10:48 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      Dee,

      They were originally posted on another AR live journal, but have since been removed.  Claudia has them here

       

      http://photobucket.com/albums/v383/flipper828/11-2005%20Los%20Angeles/?action=view&current=1620413_b.jpg

       

      http://photobucket.com/albums/v383/flipper828/11-2005%20Los%20Angeles/?action=view&current=1620414_b.jpg

       

       


      CatsPlay 
      11/20/05 at 10:45 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      http://www.calendarlive.com/movies/cl-ca-kloves20nov20,0,5765873.story?coll=cl-movies

       

      Good interview with Steve Kloves, GOF screenplay writer,

       

      snip from it...

       

      "This is a coming-of-age story for Harry," he says. "And at some point he has to make the journey alone. Which he can't if Dumbledore is around to protect him." But he has no idea whether Professor Severus Snape is guilty of (spoiler removed). He is happy that Snape plays such a large role in the sixth book, mainly because he loves writing for Alan Rickman, who plays the professor.

      "It's hard because if you look at the books, Snape really just sort of hovers, as a threat, more than actually does something," Kloves says. "And Alan is just a wonderful actor. He always says the lines exactly as I write them, including the ellipses. I have never met an actor who could act out ellipses, but Alan can."

       

      OK, I'm stupid.  What's an 'ellipse'?


      Dee 
      11/20/05 at 10:41 PM

      Comments:

      CatsPlay - Thanks! Here's the link to the original:

       

      http://www.artrenewal.com/asp/database/image.asp?id=9323

       

      Remember the photos of AR in LA at the LeConversation Restaurant? Where did they come from? I can't find them anywhere on the web.


      CatsPlay 
      11/20/05 at 10:38 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      FYI, I just watched the Tim Robbins audio commentary on Bob Roberts, and the only real discussion about AR was right at the beginning when he explained that he was grateful to Alan for agreeing to participate in the project, as Alan kind of knew if he didn't, then the film wouldn't get funding.  He said that Alan was one of the few actors he knew who took roles based on his heart (maybe not those exact words) instead of his pocketbook.

       

      The commentary was a bit boring in general, I thought, so I thought I'd just mention the AR part and save someone the 2 hours of listening through it.  I don't think I have the energy to listen to the second commentary with Robbins & Gore Vidal. 

       

      It was interesting to watch another AR movie filmed in Pittsburgh, though.  Some very familiar locations and places and rooms I have been in.


      CatsPlay 
      11/20/05 at 10:23 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      Dee,

       

      Simply wonderful, as always.   What an interesting piece of artwork.  Can you share what the original looked like?  I am curious about it.  The colors are so vivid.


      Dee 
      11/20/05 at 10:17 PM

      Comments:

      The title of this 1771 painting by Joseph Wright of Derby must be the longest in art history: “The Alchymist, In Search of the Philosopher’s Stone, Discovers Phosphorus, and prays for the successful Conclusion of his Operation, as was the custom of the Ancient Chymical Astrologers”.



      Wright had a comfortable career (Catherine the Great actually bought one of his paintings), but it was his fascination with science that led to his creation of the “Scientific Enlightenment Subject" -  paintings of science and medicine. But in spite of his success, The Alchymist was rejected by critics and went unsold.

      It is hard for us to understand why eighteenth-century viewers hated this striking painting. What do we see? In a secluded room, an alchemist kneels almost in worship in front of a shining vessel of light while his exhausted assistants gaze in wonder. It is a moment of discovery frozen in time. But, science in that day had barely risen above the level of superstition and viewers looked with disdain on this image of an unscientific, wizardly man rewarded with a powerful, accidental discovery

      An image of Professor Snape from "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" seemed the ideal fit for this ARt!

      What are my Famous ARt wallpapers? I take my favorite paintings by famous artists and sneak AR onto the canvas. Feel free to use and enjoy -- it's a great way to display our gorgeous AR on your desktop (a plus for office computers) while impressing people with your knowledge of fine art! I was asked once, "Don't you feel guilty changing a famous work of art?" My answer is, nope! Everything looks better with a little AR in it! ENJOY!


      Sherry 
      11/20/05 at 10:05 PM

      Comments:

      Satai--you're Jewish, too?! I was really starting to feel like a minority! Well, I can't say what anyone's religious affiliations are here, but at least hear in SLC, Utah it's nice to 'meet' one even if it's online!!!! (there are only about 1500 here)


      CatsPlay 
      11/20/05 at 09:37 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

       

      Claudia,

       

      Just checking to see if you got my email from this morning I think.  No rush to answer, as it was totally an unimportant question , but every once in awhile people say they don't get my email and I get paranoid that my emails are going into a black hole again.

       


      Satai Delenn 
      11/20/05 at 07:39 PM

      Comments:

      Quote:
      Hikity  
      Today at 10:43 AM

      Comments:

       and PEACE, dearest SATAI, I did it again - I am really terribly sorry

       

      LMAO! It's ok. Really. Thanks for correcting though!

       

      Gods! I'm STILL on a massive high from meeting them!!!! It was definitely the best time I've had in a long time. In spite of the fact that I was highly disappointed with the lack of storyline in the movie. Yes, it was funny, yes,  Alan as always was brilliant in the horribly few scenes he had, but overall I just cannot get over the fact that it would have been so much better if it had been a longer film or if it had just been split into 2 films like they did with LOTR! In spite of the laughs I got from the film, I walked out feeling very cheated. I really am terrified of them butchering the 5th one because that is the one I've been waiting for since the first film came out!!!!!!! And I really wish that they'd have extended the World Qudditch Cup Championship beyond the players just coming out and being introduced. I was waiting forever for this movie to come out BECAUSE of that scene and I was left feeling very cheated and denied and rather empty. I know everyone else is raving about it, but I am just very disappointed with it.


      sue 
      11/20/05 at 07:37 PM

      Comments:

       

       

       

       

      courtesy dj43


      sue 
      11/20/05 at 07:20 PM

      Comments:

       

      courtesy dj43


      Claudia 
      11/20/05 at 06:47 PM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

        Bad news, AFNH!  Oh well, we have Dr. Who to look forward to....if it ever makes it across the pond!  Gee whiz this country is slow about getting the goodies! 

       

      Yes, CatsPlay now that you mention it, David Tennant does favor Davy Jones a bit in Jones younger day that is. 

       

       


      CatsPlay 
      11/20/05 at 06:43 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      Count me in as another former flute player.  I was serious about it -- almost was a music major.

       

      I don't know what it is, and maybe no one sees it, but something about the actor that played Barty Crouch Jr reminds me of Davy Jones from the Monkees.....I think it's the eyes.....

       

      Also, made a very unproductive discovery this week.  As someone who works on the Internet all day by profession, from my home, I have had to try and be discplined about getting my work done before allowing myself to watch an AR movie, etc., late in the evening. 

       

      I've discovered that the Windows Media Player can be set to 'always on top', which means that I can watch AR movies WHILE working, and just have them float in a small size screen in the upper right of my monitor.

       

      This is NOT good for productivity!!


      AFNH 
      11/20/05 at 06:38 PM

      Comments:
      Sadly not, Claudia. In the book he received the Dementor's Kiss (his soul was sucked out of him), he wasn't sent back to Azkaban. That is all we see of Barty Crouch Jr. (Sob!)
      Claudia 
      11/20/05 at 06:32 PM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

       

      Hello madmax and welcome to our little corner of AR online.  Hope you will stick around and have some fun with us. 

       

      You got my curiousity up about QI so I did a little search and found BBC's page for the show.  I think AR could pull it off but he might just be a bit on the serious side to try.  I watched some of the clips and see the hilarious Bill Bailey and Alan Davies (lurv him) are on the show. And Fry is right, the theme music is very catchy!

       

      AFNH, little does DT know....little does he know! 

       

      On the David Tennant front, will any of our avid HP readers let me know if Barty Crouch Jr appears in any of the later Potter books? 

       


      AFNH 
      11/20/05 at 06:28 PM

      Comments:
      Just been watching the HP&GoF world premiere on ITV2 (missed it the first time around) and loved a quote from a member of the audience. Lots of fans were asked their fave character, and the usual "Ron", "Harry", Hermione"s came up. One girl said "Snape". "Oh," said clueless interviewer "that's unusual, most people say Harry or Ron..." I'm not 16 anymore" came the very disdainful reply - absolute classic!
      Oh - and for Claudia - David Tennant thought that he would be big among the Voldemort fans - LOL!
      Satai - loved your pic with the Phelps twins, they are so adorable! - and I thought that in this film Fred and George were much more like the characters in the books.
      melissa 
      11/20/05 at 06:10 PM

      Comments:

      I went to music camp for years and years!  it was SO MUCH FUN!!!!  it was an orchestra not a band, and we had chamber music groups and everything.   We always had such a blast!  The camp counselors and director were half the fun.

      we always played really cool music....classical, contemporary, anything.  Oh....i miss it so much sometimes!

       

      That's the bad part of growing up.....you have to study, get a job and no vacation time for camp.....sniff sniff

      now i've gone all melancholy...


      madmax 
      11/20/05 at 06:03 PM

      Comments:

      Has Alan ever been on QI?  Is he spontaneous and silly enough to pull it off?  I wonder.  He tends to be alot more serious than stephen fry's crowd....or is he?

       

      Baaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!


      Dee 
      11/20/05 at 05:08 PM

      Comments:

      SeverinaSnape & Satai Delenn - Your stories are very touching. I'm an emotional eater too. Legal separation from hubby for 8 months - down 45 pounds. Happily back together for life - up 55 pounds! Recently I've lost 25 pounds and hover around a size 16. Which is great, except...at my age losing weight means lots of hanging skin! My breasts went from a 42DD to a 52Long.   So, looks like I can be fat and look smoooooth, or thin and look like a Shar-Pei!

       

      Peekaboo - LOVELY photo! Teh hands, teh mouth, the foofy hair...sigh!

       

      Have we heard from Juliet recently? Just wondered how she was feeling. Juliet...where for art thou?


      Lucy 
      11/20/05 at 04:31 PM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:
      Beryl, you know, if you play your cards right, you might get some more AR devotees instead.  Try showing them Truly Madly Deeply or the clip from Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

      Of course, this is the advice of a rabid fangirl...




      Dee 
      11/20/05 at 03:57 PM

      Comments:

      Thanks everyone for sharing airline/airport opinions. As I've said, I'm still just dreaming...but, my passport will come soon and my piggy bank is slowly increasing. Having the names of your favorite airlines helps me know where to keep looking for deals. Thanks!

       

      And, while I'm picking your brains...has any of our UK folks heard of LIBEX? It's a UK librarian exchange program. It looks very interesting, so I sent for some info.

       

      Relax everyone! My son isn't forced to stand outside freezing his *cough* lips off at band camp! It's in a nice, warm gym!

       

      Satai Delenn - It's nice to put a face (and a happy, smiling face) to your posts! The twins are pinch-their-cheeks adorable too! Thanks for sharing!

       

       

       

       

       

       

       


      Sara 
      11/20/05 at 03:14 PM

      What is your location? Waiting for "Sense and Sensibility" to come on TCM

      Comments:
      Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed reading the captions everyone submitted for the caption contest.  As an AR fan, "These wizards are in the need of Franz Anton Mesmer" had me spewing coffee all over my keyboard.

      My daughter (19) is a huge Harry Potter fan, so now, since I won the contest, she'll be getting a great Christmas present!

      Thanks again, Claudia.

      This is a great website!


      Peekabooh 
      11/20/05 at 02:32 PM

      Comments:

      Christina, you mean this one?

       

      Mesmer

       

       


      LISA 
      11/20/05 at 02:22 PM

      What is your location? Snapes Hiding Place...

      Comments:

      Ok,Fab Film,Brilliant,Tremondos,and good on Mike Newell for a Smashing GofF....I loved every single second of it,and to top it all,Alan was as usual fan flipping tastic as Snape,what a great actor this man is...He was'nt on the screen that much,but he still managed to make a great performance out of hardly anything,I loved the potions room and his Harry,Ron scene had me laughing,classic

      Roll on the next couple of films,you know he is going to just be ace...

      BTW,did anyone else out there cry????I did....

      So,amazing film,rocks....

      Roll on OoftP,more Snape and what the hell,more Alan....

      Hey,as for your mate finding out that you like Alan/Snape,so what,there are a million and one fans out there who are just like you and me who appreciate the man and his work,so be proud of that...I know I am,my mates think of me as barmy,but they dont take the mick out me,they just smile and know that I am not a nutter or stalker,just a plain old fashioned fan of someone who has talent and style...


      Laura 
      11/20/05 at 02:12 PM

      Comments:

      http://www.hhgttgonline.com/html/dvd.html

       

      Jen posted it at TARF, there is also a clip with Marvin ( AR voice).Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

       


      Beryl 
      11/20/05 at 12:50 PM

      Comments:

      HOLY CRAP!!!

      My friend found out!!! ohh nooo...

       

      *coughs* Sorry, I'm well aware that you guys have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about...See, I've been keeping this whole "I-Like-AR" thingy a secret ever since I realized I like him when I saw the CoS movie.Only my sis knows about it [she kinda likes AR too] and when the both of us were talking about the GoF movie earlier, along with my friend, she accidentally let it slip that i have LOTS of Snape videos![courtesy of ARDH of course, ]... and she continued on saying that I have LOTS of AR pics! gaaahhh!! honestly, i wanted to strangle her! my friend was shocked, I'm not the type of person who easily gets attracted to someone, you see.. and much more so when that someone is about 4 decades older than me! i tried acting like it's no big deal and said "Yeah, i really do like Snape!" er..well, i sort of implied that it's Snape-the-character i like and not the actor..*runs off* but i guess my friend wasn't fooled though...we didn't get to talk further coz we had to go home..talk about being saved by the bell, eh?

       

       i dunno... i kind of feel relieved that finally my friend knows, and there's no doubt she'll be broadcasting it to my other close friends as well...but then again, i also feel terrible not knowing what will happen when we see each other, i wonder how long they'll tease me? arggh!!! i am so dead, i tell you.

       

      Peer Pressure sucks. Big time.

       

      No matter, the GoF movie was just wonderful! The best of the four...Mike Newell has earned my respect. Sure, they changed a bit of the story line and taken off a lot from the book, but for a 700+ page book to be made into a 2 and a half hour movie? They did a great job! Kudos to them.

       


      AFNH 
      11/20/05 at 12:21 PM

      Comments:
      Christina - the quote you found on the Leaky Cauldron came from a free UK newspaper called Metro. There was a 60 Second Interview with David Heyman in it on Friday, and you can find the whole thing here, but be quick, as it'll probably change at midnight!

      Got to see GoF last night, and was amazed at how much they had actually managed to squeeze in. Much darker than the previous films. I also noticed that Snape was often there, but no saying much. Enjoyed it so much, I want to see it again very soon!
      Hikity 
      11/20/05 at 10:43 AM

      Comments:

       and PEACE, dearest SATAI, I did it again - I am really terribly sorry


      Hikity 
      11/20/05 at 10:39 AM

      Comments:

      Hello, Peekabooh, nice to hear from you again and thanks a lot for your lovely Mesmer clip. Isn't he drop dead gorgeous, wow.

      Satei, thank God, shop over here do not start with X-mas decorations etc but on 1st advent (next weekend), but you can buy the sweets weeks before - and I really hate that. For me it would be just fine if they all started with this business two weeks before the 24th. I am anyway this year in a very very Sheriff-mood if you know what I mean...ad thanks a lot for that great pic!!


      SeverinaSnape 
      11/20/05 at 09:45 AM

      What is your location? London

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

      Comments:

      Peekabooh that was a great video! I loved the song it really fit and set the mood. I have to say I am thinking about the kiss - I have never seen Mesmer but that clip: It always seems to me like Mesmer knows that the girl is going to make a move on him. And from the expression on his face its like he cant believe it - he is in shock? He knows its highly inappropriate as she is his patient, but he gives into it - and in a very restrained way while the girl - she is just trying to go for it in that kiss and snog his face off but he's not having it!


      Christina 
      11/20/05 at 09:09 AM

      Comments:
      Peekabooh - Lovely video! And that song...so appropriate! nice choice of music! And I do have a request, could you please post that picture you used, with him and his leading lady, in which he`s holding his hand...teh hand*daydreaming* on her neck? Pls? Pretty please? Pretty please with cherry on top?raying:
      And I think we ought to change the writing and keep it that way just for sue! So she won`t have to feel ashamed every time!
      SeverinaSnape 
      11/20/05 at 08:56 AM

      What is your location? London

      Comments:

      Sue - I laughed so much I was crying...

       

      A far cry from my days on the drill team and cheerleading in Jr. High and High School

       

      <~backs out of the room quickly...

       

       

      ooooeeerrr wot got fixed so quickly???


      Claudia 
      11/20/05 at 08:55 AM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      Yeah, I'm "Johnny on the spot" this morning Sue. 

       

      That cheerleader story is hilarious!  I have to empathize with the waiting women though.....

       

       


      sue 
      11/20/05 at 08:49 AM

      Comments:
      Wow!! That got fixed fast!!!
      sue 
      11/20/05 at 08:48 AM

      Comments:

      OK I am just walking out of the room now quietly whistling hoping nobody will notice........................


      sue 
      11/20/05 at 08:47 AM

      Comments:
      Completely O/T but I just spotted and it just made me laugh!
      SeverinaSnape 
      11/20/05 at 08:34 AM

      What is your location? London

      Comments:

      I will be checking out the video and the fic ladies!

       

      Re: Christmas

       

      I have to say its a bit bizarre for me still being in the UK. Halloween isnt really the deal here that it is back home (I miss the Halloween parade in the Village) and then Thanksgiving with the Macy's parade and all the classic films - and even Christmas where "Its a Wonderful Life" is the tradition rather than "The Great Escape"

       

      I kid you not - some shops had Christmas things up in September and it just boggles the mind. One galleria here in London had their Christmas shop open at the beginning of October - and for them that is VERY normal! I found myself looking up certain things on Amazon that I grew up with like  "The Year Without A Santa Claus" and "Miracle on 34th Street" - I really want to recapture that spirit this year - I have managed to get a few colleagues worked up and they have invited themselves over for Thanksgiving and Christmas LOL! My mother even sent me tapes of the Mummers Parade from Philly - a New Year's tradition from my hometown...just brilliant!


      Satai Delenn 
      11/20/05 at 08:19 AM

      Comments:

      Sue,

       

      Mannheim Steamroller is a contemporary group that plays Christmas/religious music but puts a twist on it so that it doesn't sound like the classic stuff everyone is used to. They do an awesome rendition of Deck the Halls (completely instrumental). Very cool.


      Satai Delenn 
      11/20/05 at 08:18 AM

      Comments:

      Oops, lol. I forgot to tell you Julie, I like Manheim Steamroller too. The first time I ever heard them was at overnight camp when I was 14. Everyone knew I am Jewish, and my counselor came up to me and politely asked if she could play Manheim Steamroller. I looked at her rather puzzled and she explained it was Christmas music, but didn't really sound like it. I looked at her and said, "sure. No big deal." and she played it and I was hooked. My favorite is the infamous "Deck the Halls". I think it's the only version of the song I can stand.

       

      Oh, incidentally, am I the only one thoroughly annoyed that Thanksgiving hasn't even arrived yet and commercials and stuff are already advertising for Christmas? I mean, there's even a radio station that for 10 months of the year I love but for the remaining 2 (Nov. and Dec.) I can't listen to at all because they go from contemporary/pop music that I love to playing NOTHING BUT Christmas music!!!!! Really frustrating! And this week they started up with switching into Christmas mode and I now have to find alternative radio stations and skip over them now until a little after January. Grrrrrr...... I don't really mind Christmas music per se, it's just that I don't appreciate it being shoved down my throat. That's all.


      sue 
      11/20/05 at 08:17 AM

      Comments:

      Umm....... excuse me but WHAT the heck is a Mannheim Steamroller!!???


      Satai Delenn 
      11/20/05 at 08:08 AM

      Comments:

      So much for sleep. I think I've had about 10 hours of sleep in the last 2 days.

       

      Thanks Claudia and Julie.

       

      Geeze, I know people have told me on several occasions that I look like I'm 18 or so and it's always frustrated me because whenever I look in the mirror, all I see is someone very old. Although, if I do look like I'm that young, it would fit with a bit of my personality. I certainly don't act like a 31 year old. Probably has to do with the fact that my parents divorced when I was 9 and since I never had more than one friend at a time growing up I never really learned to be a kid. I always hung out with older or younger people (mostly older people). So now that I'm older and live on my own and can do what I want, all I want to do is play.

       

      Anyway, per request, here's the link to my and Nightwitch's fic.

       

      http://hallospacegirl.proboards27.com/index.cgi?board=adult&action=display&thread=1130567084&page=2

       

      So I fooled you huh Severina? Lol. I have NO experience in the matter I wrote about over at D.D. Now, please know that this fic is being written from the beginning and we're slowly (and I mean slowly) working our way up to THE now (apparently) infamous Dinner Scene, SO.......... the lemony goodness is a bit few and far between right now. We are currently building up the story with background on the characters and such and also still ironing out the details of how old everyone is, what they look like, what their personality is like, etc. But I am rather proud of this fic. I haven't really written anything successful since I was 15 and had to write a paper for one of my teachers (either Humanities or English, I can't remember which) and I was absolutely terrified of turning it in because aside from being extreme fic in the sense that it was about a woman who wanted it all (and got it), she was a virgin and met a man after becoming President of the United States (as I said, extreme fic!) and I wrote out the "love scene". I then got it back from the teacher who never said a word about what I'd written other than the fact that she gave me an "A" on it. Then I let my guy friend at the time read it. It aroused him. He knew I was a virgin and looked up at me after finishing it and just kept staring at me and finally asked me how I could successfully write something like that when I had no practical experience..... I looked at him innocently and in full Hermione Grainger form said, "That's what books are for. They are wonderful sources of information, and having friends that talk a lot about their experiences (and watching Skinimax, got to LOVE the original Emmanuelle movies.....) you tend to get a few successful ideas." lol. He was just stunned. lol. I tried taking that writing success and running with it, but I kept hitting snags. They'd start out well enough, but I just could not get them to work and eventually I'd give up. This is the first successful attempt at writing I've had in 16 years and I think it's in part due to the fact that I have a co-writer, and a talented one at that. Anyway, please read and review!

       

      Thanks!


      Julie 
      11/20/05 at 07:42 AM

      What is your location? Michigan

      Comments:

       

       

      Satai Delenn--thanks for posting those pictures.  I agree that you look wonderful!

       

      I love the characters of Fred and George.  I'm such a F&G nerd, I memorized which one was which, so I can impress my friends when they're on the screen.  I'll usually point at one and say "Fred."

       

      OT am I the only one on this planet who LOVES Mannheim Steamroller? 


      Claudia 
      11/20/05 at 07:22 AM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      Good morning everyone!  Looks like I missed a lot! 

       

      Thanks sue for the scans of Megan Dodds!  I almost didn't recognize her at first.  I like how she describes herself as the Saffy of the house.  Its funny how pop culture takes a hold of us sometimes.    

       

      Thank you sooo much for the pics, Satai!  You look like you were really enjoying yourself and that's what really counts in the end.  I am VERY envious of how young you look!  I wouldn't want to go back to being 18 or 19 but I'd love to look like it again!  *grin*

       

      Peekabooh, I love your video!  His Mesmer period was another sexy drop dead gorgeous AR period!     Thank you for sharing with us. 

       

      Elaine, I'm so glad you're feeling better.  I'd love to see the clip of Newell talking about AR.  You know he must really be a hoot to work with.  I mean a lot of people he works with usually has something to say about him and its usually a cute story either funny or tongue in cheek.  LOL

       

      BackstageMystic, I would keep my day job to but there's nothing saying you couldn't write in your off time until you make it big!      Congratulations again! 

       

      Thanks for the head's up, Dee.  I just scanned through some of the pics over at RedTango's and they are wonderful.  I'm going back and reading thoroughly through when I'm finished here. 

       

      I played the flute too, Moro!  Don't even ask me to play today...I retained nothing! Thanks for the info on flying to England. I have made a note for when I am ready for my "awfully big adventure".

       

      Snape with a goatee!!!!  Oh man that would have been wonderful!!!  I can imagine AR with a goatee..and I'm really liking the image too!  *grin*

       

      kathy, Owen Newitt was one of my favorite characters on Vicar of Dibley.....awww heck...I loved them all!  VoD is just hilarious!

       

      Christina, its usually Sunday evenings when the thought of starting another week hits me.  But this week is a bit different.  Thanks to our Thanksgiving holiday, I'm only working two day this week!!!    Yippee!!!!

       

       


      SeverinaSnape 
      11/20/05 at 07:07 AM

      What is your location? London

      Comments:

      Satai - Lack of experience??? Could have fooled me - my eyes were popping out of my head and my glasses steamed up! <~whistles innocently

       

      Hey a fertile imagination goes a LONG way (something my ex could have used bwah ha ha) - you were doing alright in your writing by me.

       

      Do you have a link to your fic - I seemed to have lost my S.W.A.R.F. link. I am registered to too many forums and that one is one I havent been to in goodness knows how long!

       

      Actually I think the issue for them was (having gone through the thread) - it was a thread for posting fan fic pictures and not RPGing (to be honest I was shocked; not by the content but because of the thread it was posted in) - and as for the comment about real-life posters names in the RPG - they obviously dont understand the concept behing RPGing - or the fact that many O/C's are nothing more than the authors in literary form. For god's sake even JKR has admitted that Hermione is her! Dont let it keep you from D.D. - I went straight to the Fan Fic and RPG threads and was disappointed to not see your Fic lol!

       

       


      Peekabooh 
      11/20/05 at 06:36 AM

      Comments:

      Satai, you look adorable to me. Thank you for posting the picture with the twins, that was a brave thing to do. I don´t know if I would have had the guts to post a picture of me on this GB (ok, if I ever have my picture taken with the OooA, I´ll give it a serious thought, I promise..... *grin*). O yeah, and I love you anyway, no matter what you look like sweetie (and I´m sure I´m not the only one)!

       

      Well I managed to compress my clip into a better/smaller size, so I thought I´d give it a shot. It´s not such an advanced clip like others among us are capable of making, but I´m proud of it anyways..... So tell me what you think!

       

      http://s64.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2RCTKHY0T5Z4N0BRPB8FIJ8UVU

       

      Huggies to all.


      Satai Delenn 
      11/20/05 at 06:19 AM

      Comments:

      Quote:
      You are beautiful Satai - Im not in the habit of throwing out compliments for the heck of it. I do mean it sincerely...

       

      Thanks. Hopefully one day I'll look in the mirror and finally believe it, lol.

       

      I myself prefer reading, and drawing and most recently writing. I love messing around with clay, but haven't in a long time. I crochet a bit when I'm in the mood. I can't wait until I've lost a lot more weight so that I can go horseback riding again. I really, really miss that! And I'd love to go sailing and waterskiing again. And I can't wait to be able to go back on roller coasters! I miss those things so much!


      Satai Delenn 
      11/20/05 at 06:10 AM

      Comments:

      We do seem a lot alike Severina!

       

      Quote:
      On another note: I was roaming around Dangerous Detentions having been gone for an age and noticed you have started posting (either that or someone else has nicked your sign-on name!). Now talk about some writing LOL <~fans self> Bring it on  Sistah Bring it on! ROFL! 

       

      lol. No, no one nicked my name.... that is me. We (NightWitch and I) kind of got run off that site due to people's hypocrisy (sp?), but we are continuing the story (ok, we've started over and are working our way up to the "good stuff". Does my writing on D.D. show my lack of experience in such matters?) on S.W.A.R.F. in the Adult Section. You are welcome to read it if you want. It's in the thread titled, "Please Read! A Snape/OC/OC fanfic (Still Needs A Name!)" or something like that, lol. Anyone who wishes to read it (and maybe leave a little review?) is more than welcome to! It's definitely AU with a twist of Canon (we are doing our best to keep Snape as canon as possible although for our needs/wants, we've kept him pureblooded, not halfblooded).


      SeverinaSnape 
      11/20/05 at 06:06 AM

      What is your location? London

      Comments:

      You know - I am REALLY starting to like those twins! Its a great picture - and such a fantastic thing getting to meet people you admire! I hope I have the chance to meet them at some point; they seem like great guys - down to earth and grounded. Refreshing when so many celebs (esp the younger ones) are filled with their own self-importance...

       

      You are beautiful Satai - Im not in the habit of throwing out compliments for the heck of it. I do mean it sincerely...

       

       


      SeverinaSnape 
      11/20/05 at 06:01 AM

      What is your location? London

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

      Comments:

      Satai -

       

      I relate SO MUCH to what you have written. I think over the years (I will be 40 in January) I have gotten so used to putting up a front - pretending I am happy when I'm not; seeming to be a lot more confident than I really am - that I just do it now and dont think about it. I force myself to get out and about mainly to shut other people up who harp on about how much time I spend by myself. I have gotten so screwed over by people who SWORE they cared, they were my friend etc... that to be honest I dont have a problem being by myself anymore. Intimacy is a hard thing for me. I think that's why I spend so much time writing these days. Fan Fiction and writing were gifts I discovered during very difficult times - and perhaps I do myself no favours - but as I have no social circle outside of work here in London and no real prospects of a relationship (I dont like my body - so even in developing feelings for someone physical intimacy is a serious hurdle) - so I lose myself in other things; I write and not just fan fiction, I am a graphic designer by profession, I make jewelry, I sing...I have gotten very good at substituting other things for certain aspects of my life which will never come together in the way I would like. I do take chances that people never give me credit for (when I am usually acting because they insist that I dont) - and I get royally burned in the process. At least for once I am not going with whatever comes my way simply because I think I dont have any other choice... Its a struggle... and many a night I have sat here and just cried because no matter how hard I try things just arent coming together. I see other people and think how charmed their lives are. But then its easy to do that on the outside looking in...

       

      Like you - I have no idea how I will feel about things once I am at what I consider a reasonable level of fitness. Newsflash: I had the same issues when I was a size 10/12 that I do now...its not all down to the weight...

       

      On another note: I was roaming around Dangerous Detentions having been gone for an age and noticed you have started posting (either that or someone else has nicked your sign-on name!). Now talk about some writing LOL <~fans self> Bring it on  Sistah Bring it on! ROFL!


      Satai Delenn 
      11/20/05 at 05:34 AM

      Comments:

      Severina,

       

      You and I seem an awful lot alike. Although, I've never been thin. 7 months ago I was technically a 34, but was trying desperately to stuff myself into size 32 clothes (total denial). I too started having health problems and was faced with the very real possibility of losing my legs. That scared me into reality. That was when I decided to do something about my weight. My doctor had put me on a diurhetic(sp?) and blood thinner medication.

       

      I made an appointment to start seeing a nutritionist. I had to wait a month before I could get in to see her. But instead of waiting a month before "getting serious" about this, I decided to start doing small things to prepare myself. I stopped eating fried ANYTHING (really hard when you love french fries and Popeye's chicken!). I also stopped eating McDonald's and Burger King (I still eat Wendy's on occasion because they have really good salads and they have a truly healthy menu whereas McDonald's and BK don't. Even their salads aren't really healthy. McDonald's at least, has sugar in their salads. I don't know about BK, but I wouldn't be surprised if they do too)

       

       I don't know if I lost any weight that month because I have no idea what I weighed as I hadn't gotten on a scale in well over 10 years. But by doing what I did, it was easier for me to really truly start on this "life change". I still eat out a lot, but I'm making better choices, and like you, I am doing it for my health. I don't plan on getting involved with anyone. I haven't had a relationship in about 11 years now. Anyway, by this past July I was 22 pounds lighter and had dropped from a 34 down to a 28. Unfortunately that is where I am still currently stuck in spite of losing an additional 21 pounds lighter. That is what really sucks, lol.

       

      I have been stuck in a size 28 since July. I am SO close to moving down to a size 26 but it is such slow going! I have to say though that in spite of my low self-esteem I really haven't been happier than I am now. It's been 7 years since I was a size 28. I still have most of my old clothes and I must say it's been really nice to be able to see myself getting back into them. They aren't terribly out of style and so I don't feel uncomfortable wearing them. I think the best thing is that when I go places now I am able to fit into the booths again and if the chairs are slightly on the small side, I am able to fit into them now. That's a very good feeling.

       

      Unfortunately there are still the occassions when I get really uncomfortable around people in public, especially if I hear people laughing. Even if it's not at me my ears still hone in on it and I try and listen for any type of possible reference to me. Anyway, after 26 pounds down, my doctor took me off of the diurhetic (sp?) and just this past month he took me off the blood thinner. My legs (while still scarred up from what caused my health/leg problems in the first place) are MUCH better. I see a weight trainer twice a week and play tennis (for cardio work) once a week.

       

      You are right. It took years to get this way and getting rid of it will take time too. And I do have to say that when I pulled out that photo from the envelope it was in, I was pleasantly surprised to see that I wasn't completely revolted by what I saw. It's the first time I've EVER seen a picture of myself since I was 8 years old that didn't make me want to go bury my head in the sand.

       

      As for men.... I doubt I will ever go out with anyone. It's a trust thing and trust is just something that I have none of anymore. I'm not losing weight so that I can find men. I'm losing weight so that I can be healthy again and maybe so that I can stop using food for comfort. I'm definitely making progress. I eat so little at meal times and I'm actually full. It's unreal. I was out with my friend for dinner last night (it's 4:30am right now) and she remarked to me how little I ate (I had ordered a complete dinner that came with soup, and a potato and veggies, no dessert thankfully) and I ate the broth from the soup, leaving most of the noodles, and all of the veggies from the meal (it was the first thing I ate off the plate) and about half of a small baked potato with about a teaspoon of butter on it, and the wing and the leg off the bbq chicken, leaving the breast and the thigh and the other half of the baked potato. I was stuffed. I told her that for me lately, that was more than enough food for a meal. She said she knew, but she was just used to the way I used to eat which would have had me eating two bread rolls with at least two pats of butter per roll (and I used barely half a teaspoon on half the bread roll ate last night), all of the soup, the whole baked potato, all of the chicken, and I probably would have left the veggies, and then I would have had dessert. I just don't eat that way anymore and it feels really good. In fact, that was all I'd eaten all day. I'm a little hungry right now, and since I'm still well within my daily requirements I'll probably have a little something (probably a little chicken) and then I'll probably go to bed.

       

      In spite of these changes that have me feeling a little better about myself than I used to though, I'm not, nor have I ever been the type that walks with my head up high. I'm the type that clutches my coat to my chin and looks down at the ground when I walk so that people won't look at me or notice me. It's just safer that way. I'm less likely to get hurt by people that way. Maybe after I lose the rest of the weight I need to things will change. I don't know. Only time will tell.


      Meeressternchen 
      11/20/05 at 05:14 AM

      Comments:

      Sue - THANK YOU for the scan, she truly is beautiful, though in person I thought her looking like 35 (here they clearly made her up to look younger). I had no idea she started off in LA with such a family background. It's interesting how she ended up in NYC with an excellent acting diploma and then transferred to London!

      Moro, no prob, I'm glad I was able to help with that bit! I hope you will enjoy the show, whenever you're there to see it!

      Satai, the pic is amazing in the sense that all THREE of you look great and smile and just an ideal composure (you in the middle, that makes it symmetrical for me, LOL). And don't you have a go on yourself re: weight, it is in reality just a matter of peace between your outer and inner worlds and your ideal weight is the one of your mirror reflected person with a smile!! *so throw away the scales, lol*


      SeverinaSnape 
      11/20/05 at 04:51 AM

      What is your location? London

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

      Comments:

      Satai - I thought it best to do this as a separate post...

       

      I can understand exactly where you are coming from. I gained over 100 pounds when I moved here to the UK. My lowest weight was 110 pounds - but I was suffering from an eating disorder when people told me how great I looked! I saw myself over the past 10 years go from a size 10/12 all the way up to a size 30/32. I am now hovering between a size 18/20 and 20/22 depending on the clothes. I have lost a lot of weight in the past year and a half.

       

      I like food - but I am also an emotional eater. I had to cope with a disaster of a marriage and redudancy that made me homeless. I am out of the abyss, working my way back to being a human being again. I have been through a lot of things (which I wont go into here) and in each instance its food that I turn to...

       

      I get the comments like you do. And some well-meaning family and friends told me after I rejected the latest jerk to come into my life - that I didnt have the RIGHT to be so bloody looking the way I do! And that no decent man would ever want someone 'like me'. Apparently all I will get are men with a 'fat fetish'. Yes, they did say these things. Needless to say I am keeping my distance.  I cant do that at work - where I have people constantly on at me about my size and what I need to do etc. One is training to be a life coach. Shed do better to clean out her own closet rather then poke around in mine.

       

      I will say this: I think there is something to be said for being confident in who you are a person. That draws certain types of people to you as much anything else. I have had decent people who have said that because of my personality etc - that they dont really see the weight. Now I am getting fit for me - no one else. it bothered me to have health problems that was purely because of my weight. I have had to change my attitude about and relationship with food and I have a ways to go. Its not easy. As I said to someone this week: it took years to put it on and fall into this mindset and it will take some time to get fit and really be confident deep down where it counts the most. 

       

      I aim to be fit for me - not for the fashionistas or anyone else with a bad attitude because I am not the size they want me to be. I make the best of what is available to me - being a girly girl its probably very easy in some respects. But looks fade, I always say - and then what are you left with? I would rather have people around who genuinely like me as a person rather than those who are going to nitpick about my looks.

       

      But I have gone out recently with men I never could have imagined would want to be bothered with someone my size (my esteem isnt what people tend to think it is - I am a very stong person with an equally strong personality). But deep down I am very insecure and its as you say - sometimes you get to a point where all you are hearing is the bad stuff.

       

      As the Dalai Lama once said - surround yourself with positive people - the grouches are what gets you down.

       

      Love, Lisa


      SeverinaSnape 
      11/20/05 at 04:32 AM

      What is your location? London

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

      Comments:

      Christina - I saw that quote and actually responded to the posting on TLC - this is what I said...

       

      I find it odd that Heyman mentions JK Rowling discussing Snape's character with Alan Rickman in the context of GOF. Alan Rickman has been quoted LONG before this film was a blip on anyone's radar screen saying he had spoken to JK Rowling and knew about Snape but couldnt say anything... Considering that this is the man who abhors being cast as 'the villain' (even if its for a Pantomime photoshoot in British Vogue last year) - he was told something that made him sign on the dotted line to do the role in the first place... Curiouser and curiouser...

      Now anyone who knows me - and knows my journal is aware I have mentioned AR's comments about chatting with JKR AGES ago...and a simple Google search would bear it out (but I think I have the quotes here somewhere...)

       

      Now I also had to further clarify on TLC - while Alan may not have had any firm idea about the future direction of his character in the books when they shot the first film - I still have to think there was SOMETHING that was revealed to him about Snape such that he knew the Potions Master wasnt 'the villain' and that there was more to the man than meets the eye; he committed to HP for a reason...perhaps its because of the character's engimatic complexity - but there is a bit more and its likely that little bit more will be apparent with the next book...

       

      Its great to speculate - though it can drive one around the twist!


      Christina 
      11/20/05 at 04:13 AM

      Comments:
      Satai - I will not say "i understand you" or even try to hint that because, not being in your shoes, I couldn`t possibly. BUT! One of my co-workers, who is in your situation more or less (she ain`t that pretty that`s for sure! And no, I`m not saying this just to flatter you) is the woman with the most happy marriage. And that should say a lot! It`s because appearence doesn`t matter this much nowadays. What does matter is that you are a good hearted, funny, sensible and witty woman! and you were on TV! what more can a man want?! So keep your head up girl, cause if you don`t like yourself, no one will! I know it may sound harsh but it`s what I believe. So cheers! and hugs!
      Satai Delenn 
      11/20/05 at 03:59 AM

      Comments:

      Sorry Sherry. Just chalk it up to very very very very very VERY low self-esteem. Can't help it. It's quite a bit difficult to be positive about yourself when your entire life you've been made fun of at every turn for your size (and you get internally freaked whenever you enter a public room and you hear people near you laughing suddenly and you wonder if it's at your expense and all you want to do is run back to the car and go home) and on top of it your Mother and Grandmother CONSTANTLY look at you and say, "You have such a pretty face, if only you'd lose the weight." and then finally your Grandmother turns to you one day and tells you that you really should try to lose weight so you can find a nice man because men don't want fat women.

       

      Kind of gets hard to look at things in a positive way. I think that Vivian (Julia Roberts) from Pretty Woman said it the best.... "After a while, the bad stuff is easier to believe."

       

      Anyway, back to the lovely twins. I think the only thing that would have been better was if Alan himself had been there. Of course, if he had been there the place probably would have been packed and there probably would have been a line out the door and around the entire mall! lol. But yeah, I had a really good time and I hope that either they or someone else will be at that theater for the next film! It was a really cool experience!


      Christina 
      11/20/05 at 03:44 AM

      Comments:

      about that AR-JKR talk the other day - found this on Leacky.

      Mr. Heyman also talks again about how much input Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has with the films, and mentions that yes indeed, JKR has talked to actors Alan Rickman and Ralph Fiennes about the direction of their characters.

      What's her biggest input been regarding how the films look?

      When we were shooting the very first film she came to the set and saw our wands. She thought they were too ornate, so we simplified them. We are able to ask her things about the evil Lord Voldemort, so we didn't do anything that might cause us problems later, and Ralph Fiennes and Alan Rickman have been able to ask her about their characters. In the first film Alan Rickman had no idea what direction his character, Snape, would take.

       

      and I also found this excerpt :

      Alice Wack used to draw the sneering Professor Snape with a goatee. That was before the 2001 release of the first Harry Potter film, when actor Alan Rickman made the role of the glowering potions master his own.

      And Rickman doesn't have a goatee. Frankly, can you imagine Alan with a goatee!!!???


      Christina 
      11/20/05 at 03:34 AM

      Comments:
      Satai - lovely pictures! Lovely twins! and not least, lovely you! They look very casual and sweet and I`m so happy (and I admit, a little jealous ha ha!) for your encounter!
      And I have to agree with everyone who talked about AR and the HP films. But frankly, I am sorry about this happening, because I would love to hear him analizing his character as he did with others. But that, I am pretty sure, he doesn`t do beause the movies and the books are still in the "making" process. It would be wrong to reveal too much, indeed. I can only hope after all this Potter mania (don`t mean to sound offensive, I am a Poter maniac myself *grin*) quiets down, he will be more open to discussions.
      Did I ever mention I abssolutely hate Sundays? Well I do!!! all these things you have to catch up on, nowing tomorrow hell begins all over again!!!!
      Sherry 
      11/20/05 at 03:07 AM

      Comments:

      Satai--simply put: Why do you sell yourself short? Please don't call yourself a butterball. And, yes, you ARE cute. And ugh, I wish I were 31 again. But like you, people think I look younger than my real age. Thankfully!


      Satai Delenn 
      11/20/05 at 02:30 AM

      Comments:

      Sorry, that line is supposed to read, "They are so UN-intimidating to talk to."


      Satai Delenn 
      11/20/05 at 02:28 AM

      Comments:

      Quote:
      Sherry  
      Today at 12:40 AM

      Comments:

      Satai--you are so cute (sorry-should I say pretty? 'Cute' seems inappropriate once we reach a certain age.)! Congrats on your weight loss. I'm sure you'll reach your goal.

       

      lol. No, cute works I guess, and thanks. Pretty is something I'm well aware that I'm not. Plus, I think I look younger than I really am. I had a couple of people who thought I was 18 (which I just don't see at all) and I'm really 31.

       

       

      Elaine, thanks. Yeah, they are lovely. They just have the best personality. I was so thrilled to meet them and be able to talk to them. They just stood around talking to people and taking pictures with people (and unofficially signing stuff for people *whistles innocently as she points down to the autographed book she now owns that is posted below....*) for about a good hour or so before they were ushered behind the table to "officially" start signing autographs for $20.00........ It all supposedly goes toward the cost of hosting celebs at that theater though, so it's not really like the twins themselves were the ones charging the money. Anyway, it was a really exciting night and before I forget, Thanks for taking the pic and sending me a copy Laurie! Very much appreciated!!!!! (I don't know if she comes to this board or not, but she was just so nice and took that picture. I wasn't expecting it so quickly. It just arrived today!).

       

      Anyway, yeah, it was so intimidating talking to them. Like they were just ordinary people. Oliver was so open and honest and he just answered my questions and was so polite (and I do have to admit, he's really cute). But geeze, could they be any taller?! I felt so unbelievably short standing between them. I mean, here I am, little miss butterball, and here they are, tall and cute and TOWERING over me! lol.


      Elaine 
      11/20/05 at 12:43 AM

      Comments:

      Vicki, exactly! Oh and I always wondered where "Marge" disappeared to on that Simpsons ITAS thing (they aired it on Sky a couple of times. I only watched it because Hank Azaria cracks me up!)Now I know, thanks!

       

      Unfortunately, Dee, chocolate did not help! I'm on a diet and the nearest I get to it is my cup of low calorie hot choccy before bed! I'm just near the end of my nights and looking forward to some nice days off with my son who is back from college until Thursday. And yesterday morning was so bright, frosty, sunny, beautiful and COLD, that I had to come out of the fug!

       

      nice pic of the twins. They are lovely lads!


      Sherry 
      11/20/05 at 12:40 AM

      Comments:

      Satai--you are so cute (sorry-should I say pretty? 'Cute' seems inappropriate once we reach a certain age.)! Congrats on your weight loss. I'm sure you'll reach your goal.


      Satai Delenn 
      11/20/05 at 12:31 AM

      Comments:

      Congrats to everyone who won the caption contest!

       

      Ok. You all wanted pics, so, here goes...... (I hope I do this right).

       


       

       

      This is the first pic of me I'm not ashamed of. I was very nervous in debating whether or not to post it. I swore that I wouldn't allow any pics of me anywhere until I was done losing ALL the weight I need to, but I'm just too proud of meeting them and people have been saying they want to see the photo, so...... I took a gamble and posted it.


      kathy 
      11/19/05 at 11:51 PM

      Comments:

      Moro, no need to apologize--we're all friends here and can tolerate differing opinions. 

       

      My husband was in band and said sometimes he would march around and just pretend to play!  Thank God I have no musical talent.

       

      Maybe I should try Gatwick next time I go to London.  I nearly fell asleep on my feet going thru customs in Heathrow.  The only problem I found with BA is that they are much more expensive than other airlines.


      kathy 
      11/19/05 at 11:44 PM

      Comments:

      Another HPGoF tidbit, Barty Crouch is played by Roger Lloyed Pack, the same actor who plays Owen Newitt on Vicar of Dibley....


      Moro 
      11/19/05 at 11:26 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      Hey, Dee, one more thing: try to go into Gatwick rather than Heathrow-- it's a lot nicer that way. Heathrow's a zoo. It's also nice-- if you can't get a direct flight-- to get your international flight out of Newark airport. It's small and laid back there-- that's the way I used to go when hubby and I were only long-distance dating.

      A British Airways flight is wonderful if you can get it. I'm a bit of a nervous flyer, but I have to tell you, I've never felt safer than I have with BA pilots. You can't even feel them land! Whereas Continental pilots take off almost vertically. ZOOM! I spend a lot of time clinging to hubby's arm on those. Then again, I spend a lot of time clinging to him anyway, woohoo!


      Moro 
      11/19/05 at 11:20 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      Hello hello. I have something to get off my chest this evening. Last night, I sneered:

      Quote:
      I have to admit that, up till this [self-portrait], I've been disappointed with his artwork-for-charity. Is it me, or does anyone else think they look a little-- I don't know, God forgive me for saying it-- hastily slapped together in Photoshop? I'm thinking of that globe thing in particular.


      My snotty comment doesn't seem to have upset anyone, thank heaven, but I still feel that I ought to apologize, partly because Teh Man isn't here to defend his work, but more importantly because, regardless of my opinion of the artwork in question (in this case, the "Home Sweet Home" globe and an earlier image he did for the Free Tibet campaign), if I take it upon myself to criticize, I am obligated, in a public forum, to at least make it mindful criticism. That's not what I did, and I can't even claim intoxication, or a severe psychological disorder, as an excuse. Tiredness, perhaps, but in truth it was a simple case of thoughtlessness combined with the mistaken notion that I was somehow being clever.

      It's exactly the kind of lazy criticism that Delenn very rightly complained about last week (there referring to the GOF review in the Times). I expect better of myself. The lesson here being that if one has nothing genuinely worthwhile to contribute, one ought to keep her smartarsed gob shut. I am sorry.

      For the record (assuming I have any credibility left), I'm with the camp that believes AR did the debated self-portrait, for no better than the very amateurish reason that I really like it. It actually reminds me a bit of some drawings my dad did when he was younger (he's a landscape architect and has a heavy visual arts background). Their styles are very similar; I have something of an ingrained fondness for high-contrast ink and charcoal sketches like that.

      Oh, Meeressternchen, don't apologize! Thank you thank you thank you-- that makes me feel better. I was just a little worried that we'd end up having to crane our heads waaaaay back to see anything, or, worse, that at some point, I don't know, Juliet Stevenson might end up in our laps or something. (Actually, hubby might enjoy that.)

      Dee: band camp? In November? When I was in my high school band, we'd already had camp and instead were out in the field freezing our butts off every day after lunch, marching, marching. (I played piccolo, by the way. I don't any more, though.)

      Ooh, memory lane. I also played flute in concert band-- a relevant revelation (try saying that five times fast) because, horror of horrors, one Christmas they made us play a Mannheim Steamroller medley. Director was a bit of a fan, apparently. GAAAH! No, you're not unhip. They really are that bad. I've seen the sheet music. And I refuse to apologize for my position on this one.


      kathy 
      11/19/05 at 11:00 PM

      Comments:

      Dee--Virgin is very nice, Delta is NOT!  But anyway you stretch it those huge planes are like cattle cars.  I've gone Virgin twice and it was the nicest experience.  The worst part of traveling to London for me is going thru customs, it is such a big airport it always seems 20 flights have disembarked at the same time and the line going thru customs takes forever--however everyone is extremely nice.  Maybe I always time it wrong seems the planes always get in about 7am from the US to Heathrow.

      When are you going?

       

      And Dee thanks for looking at that picture for me, I think I'll look around for others, but thank you you're a doll.


      Dee 
      11/19/05 at 09:01 PM

      Comments:

      Gee...it's quiet here tonight. So, maybe no one will mind an OT question. For those who fly between the US to London: Do you have a favorite airline (based on cost and comfort)? 


      Dee 
      11/19/05 at 08:49 PM

      Comments:

      Yeah! Elaine is out of her blue funk! Glad you're feeling better! Was chocolate anyway involved in the improvement?

       

      I agree with you and Vicki - AR doesn't want to be interviewed as Snape. It would be like pulling the beard off Santa. IMHO he will finish all the movies -- if time and his health allows. Let's see...they're starting the fifth movie in January '06 just before his 60th birthday. If they do one movie a year, he'll be around 63 when #7 is released. Yes, I know that Snape in the book is 35ish, but I don't think the filmakers will care that AR is twice that age. After all this time, AR IS Snape to the viewers.

       

      Vicki - "Unseasonably warm"...sigh. *dreaming of the sea* We lived in Oakland and on Treasure Island for several years when hubby was in the Navy, but never made it to LA (our trips always seemed to go north or east). Such beautiful country, and I loved the fog! It was magical!

       

      A bit OT: Red Tango has started posting the photos she took during her Londond vacation. So far I haven't seen anything of her nite at Chelsea's, but the photos are nice.

       

      http://www.tangoland.com/


      BackstageMystic 
      11/19/05 at 08:25 PM

      Comments:

      Wow - I won something, I won something!!!!  )

       

       [Backflip, backflip - like I could do that in real life - NOT]

       

      I got third place by a, um... whopping (cough) vote of, erm...five.

       

      Hey, that means that TWO, yes, TWO people other than the spouse, the best friend, and MOM voted for me.

       

      So, to those TWO who had no bias whatsoever in my favor, I bow to you and say a heartfelt "thank you."

       

      And to Claudia:  A really big Thank You [spreads arms as wide as they go - see, THAT big] for taking the time and effort to sponsor the caption contest (and a thank you to WB for providing the posters).

       

      It was a hoot (but I think I need to keep my day job).

       

      Love to all,

       

      BM

       


      Vicki 
      11/19/05 at 07:44 PM

      What is your location? Los Angeles

      Comments:

      Elaine - I agree completely with your theory on AR's attitude towards Snape.  I was just about to post something very similar but you beat me to it.  I also think that because HP is so popular that he often gets asked ridiculous Snape questions and his other work or the thing that he is currently promoting, be it a play, film, or charity, gets virtually ignored.  Can you imagine being asked to raise funds for a worthy cause or answer questions about your early experiences as an art student only to be inundated with goofy questions about Snape?  I can completely understand why he limits the questions. 

       

      I believe he is taking the "Marge Simpson" approach to his character.  Julie Kavner, the actress who voices Marge Simpson is extremely strict about children NEVER hearing the voice of Marge Simpson come out of her mouth.  When the entire Simpsons cast appeared on Inside the Actors' Studio, she was the only one who did not do her voice for the audience.  She doesn't want children to associate her face with Marge's voice.  I think Alan's "not wanting to mess with children's minds" approach is along similar lines.  That's probably why he will never autograph anything as Severus Snape.

       

      My husband, my son, and myself went to see GoF last night!  I thought it was FANTASTIC!!!  I'll post the rest of my thoughts over on the HBP board.

       

      emtee - I've been doing the same thing.  Have been trying real hard to exercise twice a day.  In the mornings I will go outside and walk.  In the evenings, because I don't want to go out alone after dark, I have been using the treadmill and watching tapes and movies.  Sure helps the time to pass when you can watch AR or an HP special. 

       

      Yes, the weather has been unseasonably warm the past couple of weeks.  I'm not surprised to see Alan in just a t-shirt at that restaurant.  It was 86 degrees this afternoon (sorry, Dee).

       

      Ah, band camp.  This will be my first year in the past four years that I haven't been helping with band camp.  I was the "uniform Mom" (the world's most thankless job...which I got hoodwinked into taking) for a band with 125 members.  I must say that I am enjoying not having to steam uniforms before every parade and run after thoughtless teenagers with a bottle of spot remover and a needle and thread.....because it just wouldn't be a parade unless at least seven people didn't rip off a button from their jacket! 

       

      CatsPlay - thanks for the screencaps from January Man.  I just love Ed's hair!


      Elaine 
      11/19/05 at 07:09 PM

      Comments:

      Now coming out of my awful mood, there was an HP "special" on ITV this afternoon. As usual, no AR interview but Mike Newell did relate a story where he had been noticing how dark AR's eyes were and commented on it. AR prompltly removed the contacts to show him. If I get a spare 5 mins, I will capture it from my Sky box as MN is quite amusing.

       

      I think there are several reasons why AR does not appear in many HP interviews. During this last film, he has been extremely busy with other things, and probably not an easy man to catch up with. Secondly, he has often said ,as previously quoted, that he does not like to mess with children's minds and I think he feels that if he starts talking a lot about his character, it will ruin the "magic" of HP for a lot of children following the books and films. As he has been privy to "inside info" on Snape, I think he will continue to play him, for the very same reason. If you go over all the interviews he has made about HP, he really does not give much away, and when he talks about HP, it is usually about something else in the film and not about Snape. I also think he feels that his other projects are more important than the whole HP thing. After all, recent Snape parts have been quite small compared to other roles. IMHO anyway.


      kathy 
      11/19/05 at 06:10 PM

      Comments:

      Have just a sec but...

       

      HPGoF is WONDERFUL the best one yet.  Special effects terrific, visually luscious, funny, sad, exciting.  GO you'll enjoy it.


      SeverinaSnape 
      11/19/05 at 05:54 PM

      What is your location? London

      Comments:

      I found this over at Suzanne's (thank goodness - I was googling for an age!) - the article that I was thinking of when I said earlier that I think promoting MNiRC is on Alan's mind moreso than Harry Potter... with the opening in NYC that will be the case for a while I would imagine...

       

       

      Copyright 2005 Times Newspapers Limited
      The Times (London)
      October 7, 2005

      HEADLINE: Alan's not potty for Harry
      BYLINE: Hugo Rifkind

      ALAN RICKMAN must be getting sick of all the Harry Potter questions. Cornered by a People person at the launch of Roberta Taylor's Too Many Mothers, the sometime Professor Snape gave short shrift to inquiries about all things J. K. Rowling. "I really do not want to talk about Harry Potter in any way, shape or form," he said, preferring to discuss his Royal Court production, My Name is Rachel Corrie. "It might upset some people. I don't know, and I'm not sure I care."

       

      Lisa


      Peekabooh 
      11/19/05 at 05:40 PM

      Comments:

      Hikity, I´m over here sweetie! *waves*

      Sue, congrats to you, well done! And the other winners too of course, way to go!

      Thanks everyone for all the pictures, links and reviews (with or without spoilers *grin*) about GOF. In the Netherlands the Premiere will be next week......sigh......

      Question, I made a clip inspired by Faith Evans´ Mesmerized....... I just don´t know how to make it smaller.... it´s huge......so the quality is not very well either..... but I simply had to share. Could someone of you wonderful fellow GBérs give me some advice....how to make it smaller.... pretty pulleeeeeezzzzzz??? Thanks.



      Nighty Night everone.

       

      http://s58.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0FU1MC4XXNWYP1O63P80IIRKIL


      Dee 
      11/19/05 at 05:27 PM

      Comments:

      Laura - I hope you can find the audio books in Italian! But unfortunately AR doesn't read them. You'll just have to imagin his smooth baritone!

       

      Congratulations winners!

       

      I hope that if they are truly bringing MNiRC to the US they stage it similar to the way they did in London - a small, intimate theater. I'd love to see it the way it was originally shown - not in a huge, cold hall.

       

      No GoF for me this weekend...sigh.  We're going to wait until Thanksgiving weekend when we aren't so rushed *more cursing of band camp* Oh well, the anticipation of seeing AR on the big screen after such a long dry spell will just increase my pleasure! *wipes drool from chin*


      SeverinaSnape 
      11/19/05 at 04:17 PM

      What is your location? London

      Comments:

      Christina -

       

      I had TOTALLY forgotten about the Occlumency scene!

       

      Yikes I DO need to get some sleep!

       

      Well I am afraid I am so cynical by now that it wouldnt surprise me if they DID leave it out - but god how I would love to see who plays the young Snape, and Marauders if they keep it in! Its a crucial part of the story and most certainly shouldnt be left out!

       

      As far as locations - I would imagine at this point it would be anyone's guess unless they are very well connected to the production team...


      Christina 
      11/19/05 at 04:01 PM

      Comments:
      I knew it I just knew it they would start sooner the filming for OotP. Well maybe I didn`t actually KNEW it, just hoped for it because I can`t wait until I see it!
      Laura, the audio books are a good option too, so far I read 1-5 (I managed to steal the books from an 8 year old child and was never caught! :laugh4 and I`ve read HBP on the PC. (I have them all as acrobat files, so if ever in need for them , just ask) Talk about dreadful! I finished it in about a day and a half and thought I needed glasses afterwards!
      About Alan filming the 5th movie, I hope we`re going to see more of him, we actually should, there`s the whole Occlumency business. And they can`t leave THAT out, no matter how much they want to cut out from the book!
      Where exactly will the shooting take place? Do you know any other locations besides London?
      And regarding the earlier talk about educating your children, if I may say something, my folks never actually said "look you can`t watch this or do that" or anything of the sort and I turned out just fine! I think...*dumb look* Ok, God Forbidd, I`m not saying I`ll do that with my child, it`s certainly wrong, but all I`m trying to say it really depends on the child and on his/hers character. So I`m not taking sides here, it also depend on the enviroment around her/him. It depend on many factors and what is more frustrating is that, no matter how hard you try, your child could turn out to be exactly the opposite of what you thought he/she would be.
      Congratulations, Sara and sue and BackstageMystic. Loved your captions!
      Sabine 
      11/19/05 at 03:28 PM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      Congrats to the winners!  Nice speech, sue! 

       

      I'm going to see GoF in a few hours.  Can't wait!


      SeverinaSnape 
      11/19/05 at 03:26 PM

      What is your location? London

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

      Comments:

      Well done Sue!

       

       

      At least it was the recycling bin you had to sort through - I wasnt nearly that fortunate

       

      Cat's Play - NYC has some interesting Off-Broadway venues. But who knows? Wherever it plays - I hope they get some favourable reviews and acknowledgement from their peers (I could say no chance for a TONY because everything is SO political...but I am keeping my fingers crossed for a Drama Desk Award or two at least...)

       

       

      Lisa


      CatsPlay 
      11/19/05 at 03:03 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      Sue, thanks for scanning that!  She is quite beautiful, isn't she?  I am sure we will all be looking forward to more news on this NY run.  I assume this will likely be 'off-Broadway' somewhere?


      sue 
      11/19/05 at 02:55 PM

      Comments:

      Found it!! Sorry if they are a bit wonky but I have the World's slowest scanner (I think it reads the article as it goes along!). There were two other pages of pix but basically she was just modelling very expensive clothes and let's face it who wants to look at beautiful young women wearing clothes you can't afford!!)

       

       

      I must show them to my husband as he fanceis her LOL


      Claudia 
      11/19/05 at 02:35 PM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

       Sue!  Best acceptance speech I've seen in a long time!  Of course this is excluding the "I dead chuffed too. Thank you Helen for that" one a few years back! 

       

        Congratulations again. 

       

       


      sue 
      11/19/05 at 02:24 PM

      Comments:
      Oh BTW I got the ES mag but didn't see that article. I think it's in the recycle bin (hubby gets annoyed about the amount of papers spread about the house so I had a clear out ready for the Sundays!) I'll go look for it and scan it
      sue 
      11/19/05 at 02:22 PM

      What is your location? numbbumland

      Comments:

      Just got back from GOF, all I'll say is I LOVED IT!

       

      Ooh I got a prize!! OMG, what can I say? I am so so touched by this award and I just want to say a big thank you to everybody who voted for me and also a big thanks to my family and friends and the two cats not forgetting the dog and............(Eat your heart our Gywnnie and Julia) Now where are those tissues??!!


      amy 
      11/19/05 at 02:21 PM

      Comments:
      if anyone wants the audiobooks, let me know. I have all 6 of them on my computer and if there is enough demand I can upload them to megaupload.com or something like that...

      LoL, I actually managed to find the audiobook for book 6 before I read it and I loaded the infamous "avada" scene and just sat there afterwards in shock

      Laura 
      11/19/05 at 02:01 PM

      What is your location? Italy

      Comments:

      SeverinaSnape 
      11/19/05 at 01:43 PM

      What is your location? London

      Comments:

      I dont think anyone has posted this so I will have a go. I have been meaning to post this since the news came through my email:

      From the article: http://www.vh1.com/movies/movie/239761/news/articles/1513756/story.jhtml

      Daniel Radcliffe Talks: The Trouble With Harry

      Interviewer: Do you hate Alan Rickman's character Severus Snape as much as I do now after reading Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince?

      DR: Unless he's like a double double double double spy! That's the thing: Alan Rickman knows the truth about his character! He knows. He has got information from J.K. Rowling -- I think probably the only person in the world, but he knows about Snape!

      There is more about Snape - but I am posting that in the HP Spoilers forum...

       

      Lisa


      SeverinaSnape 
      11/19/05 at 01:23 PM

      What is your location? London

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

      Comments:

      Back again - its so cold here in London I needed a hot bath!

       

      Claudia - I wondered about that Emma Watson blurb as well. I forgot to add that my understanding is the production team are just getting started on the usual sorts of things (which could be things like location scouting or filming for the exteriors of Grimmauld place I would have thought) - I cant imagine any of the kids being on set to do work either. They are working so hard to promote GOF now and Emma and Dan I know have been in the states making the rounds... Perhaps there was a quick visit on the part of Emma to see someone? There is plenty of prep work that needs to be done long before the actors turn up. Ive seen Dan quoted as well saying he isnt due on set until late Jan/early Feb...

       

      Meeressternchen - Unfortunately I dont have a scanner, otherwise I could have scanned the whole article for you and posted. The ES magazine features generally arent posted online. The website for the Evening Standard is www.thisislondon.co.uk - I already did a search just to be sure but no luck.


      Meeressternchen 
      11/19/05 at 01:15 PM

      Comments:

      omg, sorry for spelling mistakes...*lalala*


      Meeressternchen 
      11/19/05 at 01:12 PM

      Comments:

      Moro, sorry, I though your question was already answered somewhat ages ago, so I basically didn't respond...sorry again! Royal Court downstairs is really an intimidate theatre in my opinion, like it is not as big as you would imagine. The seats are closely allocated to each other and the rows go steepily upstairs, the circle covers partly the stalls bringing itself more to the front, so you even have an excellent view from the last row (just like in the cinema!) and I find the seats comfortable...so YES, you will have an excellent view form the 3rd row, I would go even thus far as to say that it might be a little too close (in case with MNiRC for example, where the whole stage was used by the actress, that would have deffintely been the case; but I imagine that JS in AT will not climb anywhere, so don't worry, though you might be looking up at her).

      Severina Snape, thnx for posting form the evening standard again (I missed this one, is there anywhere I can find the whole page online?)!!

      As to AR's painting, I think it is all his because it matches with his usual style and because he likes doing things himself for the movies, in my opinion, rather than have someone doing it for him (remember, he was not that known back then abroad from UK and USA); and I even think there was somewhere mentioned that he had some paintings for one of his friends when his friend moved into a new house/appartment? Anyone knows what I mean?

      Last point - I've heard some rumours that the filming was started in the fall of OotP as well, so I assume AR might have done most of the neccessary parts already. BTW, EW said she is unsure whether she'll appear in any further films after the 5th one, but she is filming in the 5th.


      Laura 
      11/19/05 at 12:59 PM

      Comments:

      congratulations to winners!

      Dee,really there are audio of HP?I never heard of it, I will try to get infos, thank you, I hope there are in italian too, I wouldn't understand it in english

      ....I could try anyway, if it was read by AR


      CatsPlay 
      11/19/05 at 12:22 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      Foofy AR parrots to brighten your imagination...

       

       


      SeverinaSnape 
      11/19/05 at 12:18 PM

      What is your location? London

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

      Comments:

      Claudia - well I can only wish I could make it back to NYC to see MNiRC - I havent managed to make it out of the British Isles even for holiday since I've been here...money's too tight to mention as the old Simply Red song goes...

       

      Alfan -

      Very good points. But Alan has pointed out himself in several interviews that all of the actors including himself are signed on a film-by-film basis and he is not going to say that he will do all seven - it depends on what else he's doing he's said. But as you say - realistically I cant imagine anyone (including him) committing to something they KNOW will be a series only to opt out. If anything I am sure the filmakers would do what they had to in order to accommodate his schedule. Alan is just too important to the franchise to lose and especially over any possibly scheduling conflicts. Even Ralph Fiennes was accommodated for GOF - and this was his first time out! I cant imagine anyone else doing any of the roles - especially Snape (of course with this nickname what else would I say LOL!)...the films just wouldnt be the same without him

       

       

       


      Alfan 
      11/19/05 at 12:04 PM

      Comments:

      Here is my two cents again this morning. As far as filming the next movie OOTP, its going to take a long time , up to 5 or more months to shoot so Alan can join in the beginning or the end of it. That is if he has signed on, there are no announcements on any (except JI and DR) casting yet. But i feel that Alan is the kind of person that wont abandon a project because as Alan says "he doesnt like playing with the minds of children", and to switch actors i think would do that. MNIRC probably wont run any more than a month or two, Alan doesn not have to be at every performance ( probably just the openings) so I would say his schedule allows for HP5 because i soooooooooo want to see Snape and Sirius go at it ( if they put it in).

       

      Now secondly, i remember reading somwhere that the art that Alan is drawing with chalk in the office room that was given to Kevin Kline's character in January Man is indeed Alan's own work but im not sure of the painting, probably not in my opinion.


      Claudia 
      11/19/05 at 12:03 PM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      OK, the votes are in and the winners have been posted above. 

       

      A huge congratulations go to Sara, sue, and BackstageMystic.  I'll be in touch with you shortly on how to get the posters to you. 

       

      Thanks to everyone for making our contest a huge success!

       

       

       


      Julie 
      11/19/05 at 11:59 AM

      What is your location? Michigan

      Comments:

       Is this new? (It's not nearly as exciting as the MNiRC news.)

       

      http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/50946.html


      Anne 
      11/19/05 at 11:56 AM

      Comments:
      Oh sorry, my mistake. I didn't realise that the law has been changed recently. Thank you, January.
      Claudia 
      11/19/05 at 11:54 AM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      Ohhhh what wonderful news about MNiRC!!!!  Thank you sooo much for posting the news, SeverinaSnape! 

       

      Hmmm, maybe the blurb about Emma Watson being on the set of OotP wasn't a mistake after all.  It was just strange that it was posted right after the London premiere of GoF where all the kids were saying that they had just been told February. 

       

      If MNiRC is the only thing AR has going during the OotP shoot, then I don't see a conflict at all.  We've witnessed him juggling as many of 3 or 4 projects and a couple of events at one time so only two things would probably be a dream come true for him after this past year.  Besides, he left for the Snow Cake shoot(gawd, we need some word on this one!) during the first run of MNiRC so we know he doesn't have to be there. 

       

       Already got my planning hat on for January!  I am just sooo happy its coming!  I don't think Broadway shows are to familiar with the aftershow talk thing so I don't think we can count on anything like that but still.....its coming!!!!

       

      Grrrr, Madonna...I just can't stand THAT woman so whether she's kissing a man or woman...I don't want to hear about it! 

       

      Awww, Lisa.  Do you think there would be any way you could make it over here to see it???  Its a shame you came so close the first two runs.

       

      Thanks for the caps, CatsPlay!   What a great question, kathy!  That style does look a bit like his.  But since there was no commentary on the DVD, I don't expect we will ever know.

       

      I'm off to take care of the vote!

       


      CatsPlay 
      11/19/05 at 11:41 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      I am excited about this MNiRC news!  I have lots of free airline miles just itching to be redeemed!


      Severina Snape 
      11/19/05 at 11:35 AM

      What is your location? London

      Comments:

      Some principal shooting has apparently begun on The Order of the Phoenix over here - but my understanding is that the heart of the shoot doesnt start until January. Now given the situation with MNiRC - I wonder how this could impact AR's participation. If his role is as whittled down as GOF (which I cant remember too much of Snape from Book 5) then hopefully no conflicts. I can imagine that he would not be in NY for the full run of MNiRC given the other commitments he probably has (?)...

       

      As a transplanted New Yorker (I moved here just before you-know-what happened) I am very excited for you all back home (I see we have someone from Philly - my hometown WELCOME). I had tickets for both runs here in London but was stuck at work (god I hate investment banking!)


      Dee 
      11/19/05 at 11:34 AM

      Comments:

      Christina -- Oh, dear...*curses with embarrassment and blushes prettily* It appears that getting up that early in the morning severely reduces my ability to think, reason, and remember my third grade geography lessons! "The sun travels around the world..." Duh! *snort*

       

      Quote:
      I can only imagine how pissed off you are at Christmas! 
      Honey...you have nooooooo idea!

       

      Hikity - First tea in bed and now famous spaghetti in the kitchen?! Man... I count myself lucky if hubby just looks up once in awhile from football on TV!

       

      Ah, HA! *rubbing hands in glee* Our evil plan has worked! Claudia is finally listening to the HP books!! Soon, this very young nana will be ours...

       

      Laura - If you're that busy, perhaps you can follow Claudia's example and "listen" to the book? Then you could just pop in the cassette or CD while you're driving, eating standing up... Your public library probably has them - for free! Just an idea.


      SeverinaSnape 
      11/19/05 at 11:29 AM

      What is your location? London

      Comments:

      From ES (Evening Standard Magazine),  18 Nov 2005

       

      Megan Dodds is featured, including a fashion pictorial. She discusses her upbringing and her career (she is an Amercian actress making a good living here in England). Here is the quote about MNiRC:

       

      "However she now treats acting in as seriosu a way as she used to treat her schoolwork. Today she looks pale and tired, just days from finishing a run at the Royal Court of her searing one-woman show: My Name Is Rachel Corrie. She's been playing a young American activist who, two years ago, was run over and killed by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza while trying to prevent the destruction of Palestinian homes. It's garnered her the most impressive reviews of her career, as well as the admiration of Alan Rickman and Vanessa Redgrave. She is taking the show to New York in January, which she's particularly looking forward to because 'there's a shortage of Americans who are doing heroic, inspiring things, visibly helping other people in other parts of the world. They need that.'

       

      The article also mentions a play she did with Madonna in 2002 - Up For Grabs. There was a scene where they kissed and to Megan's surprise Madonna kissed her back...

       

      Why on earth would she be surprised?

       

      She describes the kiss but no need to go there - here

       

      Lisa


      CatsPlay 
      11/19/05 at 11:22 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      OMG Severina -- wow!!!

       

      here's another pic of that

       

       


      SeverinaSnape 
      11/19/05 at 11:20 AM

      What is your location? London

      Comments:

      I dont know if anyone has posted this:

       

      Megan Dodds has confirmed that MNiRC is going to NYC in January.

       

      I've just finished reading the article and will post a quote as it mentions AR too...

       

      Lisa


      CatsPlay 
      11/19/05 at 11:18 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      Hikity, I don't think I can make it larger as that is as large as my screencaps come out, sorry.  The styles do seem very similar, but I think this is one of those things that we can never know for sure!


      Hikity 
      11/19/05 at 11:15 AM

      Comments:

      Thea, OF COURSE   

      Thank you Catsplay and is it possible to get a bigger one your JM pic?

       


      january 
      11/19/05 at 11:11 AM

      Comments:

      Anne, in Germany GoF is rated 12, 6+, which means, that parents are allowed to take their 6 years-old or older children to watch the film.


      CatsPlay 
      11/19/05 at 11:05 AM

      Comments:

      PDVD_57w.jpg


      CatsPlay 
      11/19/05 at 10:56 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      Here is a screencap of the drawing I think you may be referring to:

       


      kathy 
      11/19/05 at 10:44 AM

      Comments:

      I also was wondering if his low profile lately, and his not wanting pics, etc, not going to premiers, apart from his busy schedule might be that there were some threats made against his life or person. (what a sentence)  MNIRC may have generated more nastiness than we are aware of...


      CatsPlay 
      11/19/05 at 10:43 AM

      Comments:

      Im not recalling the drawing in January Man.......will pop it in now and see if I can screencap it for here.


      kathy 
      11/19/05 at 10:41 AM

      Comments:

      While we are on the subject of AR and art, does anyone else wonder if he did the drawing of the girl's face in January Man?  In style it looks very much like the Antonio poster.


      CatsPlay 
      11/19/05 at 10:35 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      Thanks Claudia!


      Anne 
      11/19/05 at 10:24 AM

      Comments:

      In Germany the new HP film is rated 12. But this is not meant as an advice for parents as it seems to be in the USA, but is part of the "Jugendschutzgesetz" (youth protection law). No parent whose child is younger than twelve is allowed to take the child to watch the film. I worked at a cinema for some years and still remember the many discussions I had with parents who wanted their little children to watch films with a higher rating.


      Claudia 
      11/19/05 at 10:10 AM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      Here ya go, CatsPlay

       

       

      Read the credits and find links to reviews at Rickman in the Round

       


      CatsPlay 
      11/19/05 at 09:57 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      Morning,

       

      Could someone point me to or share the artwork that you are referencing from the 'Antonio' Poster and provide any background?  This is something new to me.

       

      Note: the contrast of that self portrait on ebay would make a nice t-shirt!


      Thea 
      11/19/05 at 09:49 AM

      Comments:

      Hikity, Ok.  We will agree to disagree.  I hope, though with much respect.


      Hikity 
      11/19/05 at 09:29 AM

      Comments:

      Well, Thea, you have your POV and you know your daughter best of course - nevertheless I still disagree. My 19-year-old daughter, who is advanced and very intelligent, reads and analyses a lot, was crying and shouting, "I HATE Snape",  after she had finished HBP. The books have a huge impact on those children who have a vivid imagination and the films even more. The last one is NOT for kids in my not-so-humble opinion (and there are quite a lot of parents who think so).


      Claudia 
      11/19/05 at 09:25 AM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      Thea wrote:

      Quote:
      I suppose, knowing who your child is and making decisions accordingly.

       

      Yes, I agree whole heartedly on that point!  The level of what a child can handle is different in each case.  For instance, my oldest grandson (10 Yes...he is wildly advanced too *grin*), I think might be frightened by some of the things I've read about GoF. But on the other hand, his brother (8 and another wildly advanced child *grin*) would love it.  So I think it really does depend on the child.

       

      And BTW, with all this talk I've been doing about my grandchildren lately, I feel I must post this.......

       

      I am a VERY young Nana!    I started out young and my daughter followed in her mother's poopy footsteps! 

       

       


      Thea 
      11/19/05 at 08:55 AM

      Comments:

      Mornin' everyone. 

       

      Re: Hikity's comment:  "Neither the books (4-6) nor this film are for kids under twelve--with or without parents IMHO."

       

      While I'm sure this was not meant as a direct comment to my post about taking my nine year-old daughter to see the film, I do feel like I have to jump in and respectfully disagree a bit, and go wildly OT!  Soooo soapbox:

       

      As parent, my husband and I (like many parents) spend an enormous amount effort vetting everything that she watches or reads.  We censor mightily, especially when it comes to TV.  I think we're willing to introduce her to ideas via "art" (obviously, what that is being totally subjective) that we wouldn't allow her to see in more commercial forms where subjects are often dealt with gratuitously.  She and I have just finished reading Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer and it lead to some great discussions.  Not the usual nine year-old fare (she's actually almost ten), but it worked for us.  She also isn't scared or manipulated easily so she takes the images and mood music in GoF in stride, and that's the key, I suppose, knowing who your child is and making decisions accordingly. And of course she's wildly advanced.    Isn't everyone's kid?!  Soapbox closed.

       

       


      Julie 
      11/19/05 at 08:52 AM

      What is your location? Michigan

      Comments:

       Wow, you lot have been busy.  I just had to read 3 pages to get caught up!

       

      I saw Goblet of Fire yesterday--twice!  We watched it, went for dinner, and watched it a second time.  I have to say the second showing just flew by.  I swear it felt like I was in that theater for an hour.  AR was great, as usual.  If you get the chance to see it, GO GO GO!!


      Alfan 
      11/19/05 at 08:42 AM

      What is your location? Canada

      Comments:

      Gosh Laura, where are you from that they dont have any Harry Potter books? And again, trust me --you would find time to read the books and have a hard time putting them down once you do.

      (specially after book four). Im telling you,if i can find me some used HP books, they are all yours. I will keep my eyes open for you because no true Alan fan should be without.


      Laura 
      11/19/05 at 08:40 AM

      Comments:
      wow! Hikity , have a good meal, I love pasta! Thank you for copying the links I think I explained badly what I was meaning: I saved all that has been posted until now but I was afraid that for the future I could miss some news and photos because they could be "spoiler" or something like this. I hope I explained better. thank you , all of you
      Claudia 
      11/19/05 at 08:37 AM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

       

      Hello Dark Mark and welcome out of lurkdom!  I hope you will stay with us and post as often as you can! 

       

      I agree that the self-portrait is something AR could have done.  It definitely has some of his style in it.  But after seeing his rendition on the Antonio poster and then the self portrait over at 21st Century/Whateverittakes, I just don't think he would do a self portrait from a picture. But then again, this is just my opinion.

       

      emtee, I absolutely love the necklace sharing idea!    I don't think the promise to wear the necklace while making love to one's "special someone" is strange at all.  The necklace isn't attached to someone else.  It was just a luxury the women wanted and pulled together to buy.  However, if we did get together on the watch....that would definitely be a HUGELY inconceivable idea!  After all, AR in no which way would ever measure up to our "special someones". 

       

      I haven't been over to check the voting on the caption contest yet this morning but there is only a few more short hours to do it so you better hurry over and get your vote counted.   

       

      Thank you all for sharing your thoughts on GoF.  I think I have moved all the spoilers of the film over to our Harry Potter Spoilers Forum.  If I've missed any, please let me know. 

       

      I still have to vote for Richard Harris as the best Dumbledor but I think I am a bit biased in that I lurved RH.  I loved the gentleness he brought to the character.  Comments from people that have read the books make a lot of sense in that Dumbledor shouldn't have been so gentle and a little more gruff as Michael Gambon is doing.  BTW, I admire MG in a lot of other films I've seen him in. 

       

      Ohhh Dee!  You are bringing back memories of when mine were in band and had early Saturday morning practice or camp!  Or even when I was in band oh so many years ago.  Egads...I wouldn't trade places with you for "nuttin" in the world right now!  LOL

       

      Alfan, I must admit that I'm cheating a bit because I'm not reading the books but I have been listening to the fabulous Jim Dale read them to me. I'm only on the first book though. 

       

      Laura, I'll take a look around and see what behind the scenes pics of Snape I can find in just a bit.  Time is my enemy of late too.  I'm still trying to capture the videos from videodetective that I promised early this week.  And I have about three or four promises to people in email that I've made I'm still trying to make good on.  The only pic that is coming to mind to me right now is the one of Snape and Dumblebor in (I think) PoA where Snape is laughing.  Actually the image that was made into an animated that was posted here just recently.  I'll have a looksie and see what I can find. 

       


      Hikity 
      11/19/05 at 08:33 AM

      Comments:

      No, Alfan, how could I ever disagree with you on this matter??!!

       

      I first read the 3 books and then watched the first HP (on DVD) and I literally fell from my couch, because really everything was like in my imagination. When finally Sevi entered the scene - bam, the door...you know - I was MESMERIZED AND IN AWE. I just couldn't believe it and it was my at that time still little daughter who told me straight away that this would be the same actor as "that man YOU liked so much" in S&S ....hmm, from then on everything started, but that's another story I don't want to indulge in here , *grin*

       

      Laura, you cannot be serious, can you?? There was so much posting of GoF and the OooA in the last weeks here....where were you, sweetie? Here you are:

       

      http://movies.aol.com/movie_exclusive_harry_potter_goblet_clip

       

      http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ralph-Fiennes-and-Lord-Voldemort-s-Costume-6896.shtml

       

      http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ralph-Fiennes-and-Lord-Voldemort-s-Costume-6896.shtml

       

      http://harrypotter.warnerbros.co.uk/gobletoffire/master/index.html

       

      http://extratv.warnerbros.com/v2/news/0805/12/3/video.html

       

      pics/gallery

      http://www.snitchseeker.com/gallery/categories.php?cat_id=34

       

      http://www.danradcliffeonline.com/

       

      Have a lovely googling Saturday, dear

       

      Dee, Yes!, I am a positive-thinking person, for sure, I love life, but I analyse and comment and can be critical where I believe it's necessary. However, in general, I look on the bright side of life.   Sunshine 

       

        
      Peek A Boowhere are you??

       

      Cheers, ladies, hubby is cooking his famous spaghetti and I am going down now to join him in the kitchen


      Laura 
      11/19/05 at 08:15 AM

      Comments:

      thank you Alfan and Christine
      I am actually a big Harry Potter fan but of the movies, the only ones that I know until now.

      Thankx for the suggestion, I am curious to read the book but the only one place I checked for them didn't have this book ( how is it possible??)

      My problem is the lack of time, I neither have the time to eat sitting down

      so I guess HP will have time to grow,marry and have grandchildren before I'm able to read the books

      I agree about the comment on AR/Snape, lol, you find better words than me to explain it,

      I add the books to my list of things worth!

      Thank you again


      Christina 
      11/19/05 at 08:02 AM

      Comments:
      Laura, dear, I would be more than happy to help! But I`m really running out of time here, I have to get to my driving lessons and I`m sooo late! I`m sure many pics will be posted here, though, even without my contribution. Are you interested in movie stills or promotional pics or from the set? I promise I will search them when I get home and email them to you, or search for a link where you can find them. But I`m sure more than one "wizards" here will beat me to it. So, you`re not a HP fan, hey? not even your daughter? I strongly recommend them. Cheers!
      Alfan 
      11/19/05 at 07:58 AM

      What is your location? Canada

      Comments:

      Laura, i can totally understand your wanting only to see the Alan parts in the HP series as he is a sexy beast ------however-----hee hee anyone catch that------trust me when i say this and I'm sure everyone here who has done so will back me up

       

      READ THE HARRY POTTER BOOKS!!!!!! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.

       

      They are works of wonder and enjoyment, my gosh. Brilliant bit of writing if you dont mind me saying, and again trust me when i say, when you read every Snape part in the books (wich there are more of than the movies) you will think of Alan. I know i did, and continue to do. You will picture him doing the Snape actions, you will picture him doing the Snape comments because in my opinion, even in this movie, no one could do Snape the way Alan brings him to life. Does anyone disagree with me?


      Laura 
      11/19/05 at 07:35 AM

      What is your location? Italy

      Comments:

      Good morning everyone.

      I have a question ( another,you will say):

      after reading all the posts about Harry potter GOF I would like to know if we can still find here at GB the pics/photos of Snape from any HP movie/backstage etc or if I have to go to the HP forum on that purpose.

      I never read a book of HP, I won't see the movie until it's out for sell and I'm not really interested on the story but only on AR/Snape.

      I don't have time to visit many forums, that's why I ask if the pics are brought here
      Thank you in advance for any link,photo,draw and info that you all share here I really appreciate it!

      Laura


      Christina 
      11/19/05 at 06:25 AM

      Comments:
      Dee, you`re something alright! Band camp, hey? sounds pretty....awfull! ROTFL!
      Well, it`s not that early here...it`s actually lunchtime! What, do you think that us, Europeans are like owls or something? Sleep during the day and wake up in the middle of the night and say something like "o dear, 4 am already, must....post....NOW! *runs to computer*"? I love you even more when your cranky!!!
      I love snow! how can you not love snow *innocent dissapointed look as barely holding tears*??? I can only imagine how pissed off you are at Christmas! Well I am an autumn/winter person! and the wather`s been pretty horrid here the last couple of weeks and I frankly prefer some "whitening" around!
      Dee 
      11/19/05 at 05:57 AM

      Comments:

      *yawn...* It's only 5:30 a.m. and you folks are already up and posting? Excuse me, but *lots of cursing*! The only reason I'm up this  *lots more cursing* early on a  *even more cursing* Saturday morning is because I have to drive my son to band camp. On a Saturday morning!!! egads, I'm tired...

       

      Hikity (film review) - Girl, you always have the most upbeat, positive attitude! Hmmm...there must be some lingering effects from the film. Your "wake up call" for hubby sounded like a grrrrrrrreat way to start the weekend *wink, wink*

       

      Christina - Where are you that it's snowing...and why are you so *searching for even more curse words* happy about it? Sorry...*wink* just teasing. But I HATE snow! With a passion!

       

      I just looked at the thermometer and it's *now inventing new curse words* 26-degrees outside!! If I didn't love this boy so much I'd tell his band teacher to take his saxophone and *long list of physical actions that are not humanly possible*!!!

       

      egads...


      Marlina 
      11/19/05 at 05:11 AM

      Comments:

       

      I think the self-potrait is from this picture

       

      Hikity~ Told ya OoOA is good in this! hehehe..

       


      Christina 
      11/19/05 at 04:46 AM

      What is your location? snowing snowing snowing! Yey!

      Comments:
      Good morning everyone! I would say good night to everyone who lives in another time zne but that would be just a plain weird way to start a conversation, now wouldn`t it?
      Oh, you guys made me so curious! *biting nails in anticipation* Thank you for your reports!
      Dark Mark - to me that portraint is just..."fishy"! (that word again!) ha ha ha! No, I mean it`s kind of peculiar that he would chose a picture like that. Most uf us here know that (original) picture for quite some time now... oh well I suppose it doen`t matter that much. I liked the watch better, but that doesn`t mean I`ll get ten feet closer to it either so....*snif snif*
      Regarding the DD talk we had yesterday, Lord of the Rings was on TV last night so I couldn`t helped re-watching it and once more, it has strenghtened my opinion that Sir Ian Mckellen would have made a great DD after Richard Harris. I knew he was offered the role or something like that? Am I mistaken? I know of the paralels that would have been made between DD and Gandalf but I think he would have been great. He has that elegance and inner strenght that would have suited the part very well IMHO. But lets not cry over spilt potion! I`ll give MG a chance!
      Ok, I`m going to take a looooooong and then I`m out to enjoy the first snow here! have a delightful weekend everyone!
      Dark Mark 
      11/19/05 at 04:30 AM

      What is your location? West Hollywood California

      Comments:

      Hello,

       

      I figured it was time to step out of prolong weightless lurkdom. I wish to say that the autographed picture in dispute looks like something Alan Rickman could have done himself. The style compares well with the self-portrait he made for Antonio poster. That one was also made from a photograph. He seems to like these high-contrast designs. Very Zen-like.

       

      - "Dark Mark" Grossman


      Hikity 
      11/19/05 at 03:59 AM

      Comments:

      Oh dear, Elaine, I never read your and the other posts first - I was so excited that my first action was to post my feelings about the film -

      Claudia, please remove my post if you think it's a spoiler


      SeverinaSnape 
      11/19/05 at 03:51 AM

      What is your location? London

      Comments:

      Hey Dee * HUGGLES *

       

      No worries about the spelling of my name - I am not THAT anal I hope to even care about such a thing as a nickname!

       

      But if it helps just say Sev or Lisa

       

      But I am determined that one day I shall pip someone else to the post with some news or help here ~(_8 o (l)  * DOH *  @@@@@@8 )

       

      Lisa


      Hikity 
      11/19/05 at 03:37 AM

      Comments:

      Possible GoF Spoiler, athought I do not think so...

       

       

       French Good morning, ladies - I'd like to give you a brief report on GoF without any spoilers I hope, but as a kind of antithesis to all the posts of the past days. I can ONLY say, it is

       

       a brilliant film,

       

       very realistic (esp compared to PoA , which I find a wee bit too much Walt Disney kind of thingy, destined for kids), wonderful pics of the Highlands and a misty loch and great actors as usual.

       

      Most impressing though is the realistic making of the wizard world such as Nagini, the pensive, the portkey and apparition and so on and so forth. Ralp Fiennes is fantastically great as Voldemort, very much convincing and frightening. Neither the books (4-6) nor this film are for kids under 12 - with or without parents - IMHO.

       

      MG as DD might not be as warm (he has another voice...) as RH, BUT he is NOT weak or old or whatever was said here, HE is Dumbledore (TEH greatest wizard of all time), he is kind of fatherly to Harry and very normal in his fear for him. OF course DD is afraid of what could happen to Harry during the Triwizard Games (he loves him and HE knows about the prophecy) and of course you would shake your kid a bit if you thought he/she did something very very stupid. For me it was all very convincing and MG is GOOD - he conveys DD very well.

       

      Those stories which were alternated a bit and most of those, which were left out, do "no harm" at all.

       

      However, besides the fact that Harry is the central figure of all 7 books, he does not live in an isolated world, but he is constantly learning on his "journey from childhood to adulthood" and is also "the product" of his surroundings.

       

      In so far JKR confronts him with very different views of the world (on a scala of good and bad so to say) and lots of (rounded and flat) characters , the actions of whom should be incorporated into the film in one way or the other. And here, 

      (spoilers moved to HP-Spoilers Forum).  (Spoilers) and a wee bit more of our beloved Severus Snape would have topped off this great film. Good grief, he was as hot as ever (Marlina, yes, wonderful scenes between him and Harry)

       

      Nevertheless, a great thank you  to the British director Mike Newell - what a pity he won't do the 5th film and another big thank you to Steven Kloves, who unfortunately won't be part of the filming next time, too.

       

      Last but not least, which impacts are left on me??

       

      1. I definitely go to the Highlands for a holiday next year

       

      2. Next week I'll go and see the film again in order to enjoy the details

       

      3. I am going to re-read the book during Xmas-break

       

      And now I am going to wake up hubby and bring him a nice cup of tea and the newspaper and we begin our weekend....

       

       


      kathy 
      11/19/05 at 02:05 AM

      Comments:

      http://http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5018292

       

      If anyone is interested NPR has a really good review of HPGoF above is the link


      Elaine 
      11/19/05 at 12:14 AM

      Comments:

      Thanks everyone. I know it is difficult not to get excited! (Oh I am a grumpy guts at the moment!)


      Elaine 
      11/19/05 at 12:12 AM

      Comments:

      I am pretty sure that the charcoal "self-portrait" is in fact a fan drawing and not by AR himself. There is a photo of that exact pose and it just does not have the "feel" to be right, IMHO.


      Elaine 
      11/19/05 at 12:01 AM

      Comments:

      Can I please make another request to put ANY comments about the GOF film on the HBP board. There are some of us who won't see it for a few days and I would really like to go in without being influenced by anything or knowing what they have left out - or in!


      Alfan 
      11/19/05 at 12:00 AM

      What is your location? Canada

      Comments:

      (spoilers moved to HP-Spoilers Forum)

       


      Thea 
      11/18/05 at 11:56 PM

      What is your location? almost asleep

      Comments:

      Oops, make that Gillyweed. 

       

       


      Thea 
      11/18/05 at 11:47 PM

      What is your location? end of a very long day

      Comments:

      Hi all.  Saw GoF this evening and just finished a detailed comparison of the book and movie with my nine year-old.  Boy, they remember much, much more than we do. (I could have sworn Neville gave Harry the Dillyweed in the book.)

       

      I await the reading of much enlightened discourse tomorrow

       

      (spoilers moved to HP-Spoilers Forum)

       

      G'night all.

       

       


      Dee 
      11/18/05 at 11:25 PM

      Comments:

      Moro - OMG! My hatred of Mannheim Steamroller has been my own dirty little secret for years! So many people consider them edgy, cutting edge and cool that I figured that I was just totally unhip! Yeah! I'm not alone!


      barbara 
      11/18/05 at 11:12 PM

      What is your location? New Zealand

      Comments:

      Moro, I hope someone answers soon about seating at Royal Court Theatre for you. I know several people from this GB went to see My Name is Rachael Corrie there. I read a review in The Guardian about The Alice Trilogy and it was very praising of Juliet Stevenson. Hope you have a good London trip. btw Moro is a particularly lovely chocolate bar here in NZ


      Moro 
      11/18/05 at 10:42 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      Quote:
      Each woman...had to wear the necklace at least once while making love.


      Okay:  does any one else find this a little creepy?  Call me a prude, but I'm not so sure I'd want to wear the necklace if I knew my friends (and their companions) had already been naked with it.  Eurgh.

      If anyone here decides to club together on the watch, please, please, please don't adopt a similar condition of wear.  For me.  Please.


      Moro 
      11/18/05 at 10:35 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh, just back from Dahntahn

      Comments:
      Hello there! Just back from Light-Up Night in sparkly downtown Pittsburgh, the festivities complete with free tubes of mysterious phosphorescent goo, a creepy performance of John Lennon's "Happy Christmas (War is Over)" by some miniature Rockettes wearing too much makeup for their age, and a fireworks display choreographed to the strains of that * * Mannheim Steamroller Christmas CD. (Shudder.) Which just goes to show how easily amused we are around here. I know I'm feeling Christmassy!

      Hooray, Meeressternchen; you're going to see Alice Trilogy too! I'm really looking forward to reading your thoughts on it. It's also good to hear that someone's going to the after-show Q&A-- I had hoped it would coincide with my trip, but no such luck. Hope you have a wonderful time! And, erm, if you know anything about how good the seats in, oh, say, the third row down in the stalls (ahem!) are, I'd be grateful to hear it. I'm like a puppy with a rag on this issue. I'm not going to let it go till someone answers it.

      Speaking of which, I think we might be seeing GOF sometime this weekend. So I'll probably have a few thousand words to say about that. Stay tuned.

      I love that sketched self-portrait! Finally, we get to see what Teh Man can do with charcoal. (Or ink. Can't tell from the thumbnail.) I have to admit that, up till this one, I've been disappointed with his artwork-for-charity. Is it me, or does anyone else think they look a little-- I don't know, God forgive me for saying it-- hastily slapped together in Photoshop? I'm thinking of that globe thing in particular. *Braces for lightning bolt strike*

      The self portrait would make a lovely wallpaper though, wouldn't it? Dee. DEE. DEE.

      Completely off-topic, here, but I have to say it: if any of you are ever in Pittsburgh (or if CatsPlay has never been to the particular restaurant I'm about to mention), make sure you eat at the Lemon Grass Cafe downtown. I don't know whether AR's ever been there (unlikely), but their lemongrass soup is heavenly. If I had to choose between that and, say, the chance to ogle AR in a hunky tee shirt, I'd go with the soup. No kidding. Yummy!


      Satai Delenn 
      11/18/05 at 09:57 PM

      Comments:

      (spoilers moved to HP-Spoilers Forum)

       

      Quote:
      Dee  
      Today at 11:17 AM

      Comments:
      Satai Delenn - Did you see the film at the IMAX Theater in Chicago? A friend of ours went there too. I'll have to ask if he saw the twins (although I doubt he had the urge to hug them!).

       

       

      IMAX?! IMAX?! *gag, wretch, convulse* lol. No, I didn't see it at IMAX (I have nothing against IMAX. Never been there. Closest I've been is to the Henry Crown Theater, a.k.a. Omnimax.)

       

      I saw it at Hollywood Blvd. Theater in Woodridge. That's where the Twins will be all weekend. And then they fly back to London. At least, that's what Oliver told me. And they'll be there for one day before flying out to Japan. Those poor boys! And they are just the cutest and sweetest people!

       

      For me, the highlight of the movie was meeting and talking to the twins. The movie, while funny, left me feeling very empty.


      kathy 
      11/18/05 at 09:00 PM

      What is your location? freezing cold in Arkansas

      Comments:

      Have enjoyed all your comments about GoF.....I have tickets in hand for the 1:30 matinee tomorrow...all of today's showings were sold out.  Can't wait!!

       

      Yummy pics from Beverly Hills...looks more like raspberry--maybe a smoothy rather than a bloody mary.  Who ever was so alert to catch and share them, thank you so much.  

       

      Went across the "border" to get the HP tickets for the "good" theatre and had some of this  with dinner...hee heee.

       

       

      Dee --sorry I haven't gotten back to you my email has been goofed up but it is fixed now so everyone I owe mail to I'll be writing soon


      emtee 
      11/18/05 at 08:58 PM

      Comments:

      Claudia - I didn't realize the store name would come through as a link to it.  Don't know if you need to delete, remove the hyperlink, etc.  Sorry for the trouble!


      Dee 
      11/18/05 at 08:56 PM

      Comments:

      Severina Snape - oh gee...I'm so sorry that I miss-typed your name on my last post! Guess I need spelling lessons too! *hangs head and waves sheepishly*


      emtee 
      11/18/05 at 08:54 PM

      What is your location? plotting . . .

      Comments:

      Claudia wrote:

      Quote:
      emtee, I agree on that watch being a fantastic opportunity.  But I'm sure some of the big spenders that haunt out this kind of stuff will win it.  Lucky person, for sure. 

       

      Well, perhaps there might be a way to "share the love" if we follow the example of these women [I say with tongue very firmly in cheek].

       

      The August 22, 2005 People magazine profiled a group of women from Ventura, California, who decided to buy and share a spectacular $37,000 diamond necklace set with 118 diamonds with a total weight of 16.25 carats. They agreed that each would wear Jewelia (pronounced Julia), as they called the necklace, for four weeks and come together when it was time to pass her on. Their club had only two rules: Each woman had to wear Jewelia if she ever went to Paris and each had to wear the necklace at least once while making love. (The necklace is named after Julia Child, not the Barbie doll.)

      It all started when Jonell McLain, 59, of Ventura, Calif., saw the diamond necklace in the window of Van Gundy & Sons Jewelers in August of 2004. McLain started telling her friends about the necklace and soon some of them were going to the store to try it on, too.

      On Sept. 19, 2004, the necklace was purchased by 13 women ages 50-62. "You aren't what you own, but you are what you do, and you are what you do for other people." McLain says. "When we came together as friends, we have gotten so much more out of it. We were so close as friends.

      It's been an amazing experience."

      http://everythingandnothing.typepad.com/ mississippi/2005/08/the_sisterhood_.html

       

      C'mon!  It would definitely be more engaging to share AR's watch than a diamond necklace!  Think of the meet-ups!  I'd propose that anyone with TSFJG who wishes to show its fabulous cover gets into the co-op for free . . .

       

      OK, ladies. 

      What would the rules be?

      What would be the best name?

       

      emtee - with tongue still very firmly planted in cheek


      SeverinaSnape 
      11/18/05 at 08:21 PM

      What is your location? London

      Comments:

      And to think I just finished sorting through my rubbish bin  to get the magazine (which I dont know if it was mentioned that Emma Watson is featured...) so I could type out that quote...

       

      I am too slow for you ladies

       

      Lisa


      Meeressternchen 
      11/18/05 at 08:20 PM

      Comments:

      Oh, Claudia, THNX a bunch, I just realized I do have this particular interview still somewhere!! What a coincidence! So it was the evening standart? The one with Emma Watson fashion pics subsiquently?

      Yes, if you'd like to, I can e-mail you the theatre report (these reports are written after performances by theatre insiders and critics) I will write after the viewing and my review of the aftertalk, though I must warn I can be very, immensily critical at that...


      Claudia 
      11/18/05 at 08:15 PM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      Gee, so much going on on a Friday night, Ladies!  Thanks for all the reports on GoF.  You're doing great on the no spoilers front!  But don't forget to post on the spoilers forum, there was some really great comments on the Half Blood Prince. 

       

      emtee, I agree on that watch being a fantastic opportunity.  But I'm sure some of the big spenders that haunt out this kind of stuff will win it.  Lucky person, for sure. 

       

      Meeressternchen, Sue was the thoughtful person that posted the Juliet Stevenson article the other day. And come back and tell us about your thoughts on Alice Trilogy AND the aftershow talk, please???? 

       

       


      Meeressternchen 
      11/18/05 at 08:05 PM

      Comments:

      SeverinaSnape, what exactly has JS said re: MNiRC? I've missed the paper! But am gonna go see her play (Alice Trilogy) with the aftertalk on tuesday.


      emtee 
      11/18/05 at 07:18 PM

      What is your location? amused

      Comments:

      Dee wrote:

      Quote:
       That's a rather unusual description of teh man! *snort*

      Love the snort!  After I posted my comment about the "leather strap and classic face", I realized it was just ripe for a riff! 

       


      SeverinaSnape 
      11/18/05 at 07:12 PM

      What is your location? London

      Comments:

      I meant to add that even in listing AR's other achievements in conjunction with the GOF hubbub - nary a word is mentioned in most parts about what he has done with MNiRC


      SeverinaSnape 
      11/18/05 at 07:09 PM

      What is your location? London

      Comments:

      Dee -

       

      Yes it - but at the time that I read this article he had just done the Q&A at the Royal Court and the GOF hype was starting...


      Dee 
      11/18/05 at 07:03 PM

      Comments:

      emtee -

      Quote:
      leather strap and classic face
       That's a rather unusual description of teh man! *snort*

       

      Severna Snape - Isn't MNiRC over? I thought the play run had finished?

       

       


      SeverinaSnape 
      11/18/05 at 06:58 PM

      What is your location? London

      Comments:

      Quote:
      Yes!  I couldn't believe it.  When I saw Jason Isaacs, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Brendan Gleeson and the rest being interviewed I had hope, but to no avail.  Drat!

       

      I got the impression from something I read recently, that he isnt interested in HP and would rather talk about MNiRC at the moment - in this one interview he made it clear he had nothing to say about Harry Potter. Unfortunately MNiRC is not receiving as much coverage as it should...But at least Juliet Stevenson mentioned it in the Evening Standard last Friday...


      emtee 
      11/18/05 at 06:52 PM

      What is your location? US

      Comments:

      Dee wrote:

      Quote:

      Well, the show's over. emtee, correct me if I'm wrong but I think they interviewed every single cast member except AR. Seems like he is missing from all the HPGoF events, promotion & media coverage. 

       

      Yes!  I couldn't believe it.  When I saw Jason Isaacs, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Brendan Gleeson and the rest being interviewed I had hope, but to no avail.  Drat!

       

      Vicki wrote:

      Quote:

      (something to watch to ease the boredom while exercising.....a routine I'm trying to revive into my schedule). 

      I hear you!  I tape a few daytime talk/chat shows while I am at work to watch the following morning when I get on the treadmill at 5:00 a.m.  Trust me, I need all the laughs I can get at that time of the morning!

       

      emtee

       

       


      CatsPlay 
      11/18/05 at 06:34 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      ps.  Maybe not 'tons' of Snape closeups, but enough that I left feeling good about it.

       

      Also, I was really worried that I had in essence seen the majority of the movie by watching all the online clips.  I was happy to find out I hadn't!


      RickiNicki 
      11/18/05 at 06:34 PM

      What is your location? back home from HP

      Comments:
      Those new pictures are gorgeous! Thanks for posting them! But I don't think he's drinking a bloody mary, is he?

      As for the watch, I'm still looking for a christmas present for my dad. LOL


      CatsPlay 
      11/18/05 at 06:30 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      Just back from GOF.  These are not spoilers, just observations.

       

      • I went in expecting very little AR based on comments.  I have to say, there was much more of him in this film than I imagined.  Not tons of speaking parts, but he was in quite a few scenes.  The speaking scenes are all FANTASTIC.  There are tons of great closeups and Snapey expressions.  Honestly, I think he is in the movie about as much as he was in the book.   Of course I would have loved more, buti I was really pleasantly surprised with how much I saw him.  Others may disagree.  Lots of wonderful screencaps coming, I'm sure, when this DVD comes out.
      • There were lots of liberties taken with the book vs. film.  The essence of the outcomes was the same but I was surprised.
      • I cried twice!
      • Absolutely spectacular.  I think I will go back Monday and see it again when the kids are in school.

      emtee 
      11/18/05 at 06:28 PM

      What is your location? deep longing . . .

      Comments:

      Claudia wrote:

      Quote:

      I can't help but wonder if its THE watch we've seen him wear in so many photos!  I'm telling yalll.....curiousity is going to kill this cat one day! 

       

      Under "Description" it lists the condition as "Used" so . . .

       

      I've always had a fondness for AR's watch-wear.  Something about that leather strap and classic face, perhaps. 

       

      That is one tempting auction item!

       

      emtee


      Leanne 
      11/18/05 at 05:44 PM

      Comments:

      Well this is the first I have been back on since I went to see "the film" (no spoilers, i promise)

      and I have to dissagree completely with Delenn, I thought it was the best yet!

      yes there were bits missing but they werent important to the story so why put them in.

      anyway, im off to bed cause I am so tired its unbelievable!

      Night all

      Leanne

      -x-


      SeverinaSnape 
      11/18/05 at 05:12 PM

      What is your location? London

      Comments:

      It is amazing what I miss thanks to the time difference and WORK - thank goodness another mad week is over!

       

      The lady in question from the two photos is the one and only Alfre Woodard - one America's greatest actresses (I have followed her work since "Extremities" in the mid '80s) and one of AR's dearest friends who is very happily married to a lovely chap named Roderick (if my memory serves me right - I am almost asleep on the keyboard here)...


      Martina 
      11/18/05 at 04:57 PM

      What is your location? Munich

      Comments:
      I voted for S & S - I don´t like Jane Austen without AR as Brandon. I saw the film only because I am a sad hen as well.
      I like the pics. from LA . I hope we get them in larger size.
      Reedpipe 
      11/18/05 at 04:33 PM

      What is your location? CT

      Comments:
      Here's the link to the IMDb daily poll:

      http://www.imdb.com/poll/

      Happy Austen-ing (for the rest of today, anyway -- sorry I didn't post the link sooner)!


      Claudia 
      11/18/05 at 03:53 PM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

       

      Hello SageGal_in_LA and welcome to our group.  To answer your quesitons:

       

      Don't know who took the photos.

       

      They were taken at Le Conversation Restaurant.

       

      Don't know of any major events he will attend. According to Sue's source, Nobel Son is a wrap so there's just no telling when he will be heading back home. 

       

      And I don't think we will ever know if he visited his "niece" or not unless she posts it to her blog. 

       

      I think that's all your questions with the exception of a get-together and since I'm in Georgia, I don't think I would be able to participate. 

       

       

       


      SageGal_in_LA 
      11/18/05 at 03:21 PM

      What is your location? Los Angeles

      Comments:

      Who took those photos of Alan?  Also, does anyone know the restaurant?

       

      I did NOT know he was in town!  Any majoir events that he's a part of the rest of November?

       

      Is Alan still in town (LA) filming?  Any AR fans inthe  LA area wanna get togeterh this week/end chatting and seeing if we could catch any outdoor filiming at any of the locations?

       

      I am in the Valley...

       

      (When does Alan Leave for UK?  Was he visiting his niece here during this time? 


      Claudia 
      11/18/05 at 03:10 PM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      Reedpipe, do you have a link to the IMDb daily poll?  I have to admit, I only go over there to search a film or celeb and look at some of the message boards.  I've never explored them much. 

       

      CatsPlay, no harm done.

       

      Dee, I must confess that the only time I've ever had to speak about what my Sweetie would be wearing is if I think it might be to hot or cold and I feel he might not have enough or to much on.  LOL

       

       

       

       


      Claudia 
      11/18/05 at 02:54 PM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      I don't know what's going on with eBay's links lately.  I think they have some kind of timer on it and a link will only work for a short period of time.  I don't know why they would do this...its seems like the sellers would love links to their auctions spread far and wide.  Oh well......

       

      The watch is for LEPRA which is a very legit organization and one he has donated items to before. Help ladies...wasn't it a book auction he did with them last time???  Anyway, here's the watch.  I can't help but wonder if its THE watch we've seen him wear in so many photos!  I'm telling yalll.....curiousity is going to kill this cat one day! 

       

       

        

       

      I have nothing on the self-portrait other than its been on auction many many many times before. 

       

       


      Dee 
      11/18/05 at 02:46 PM

      Comments:

      I don't want anyone to think I'm setting a double standard for AR's attire. I don't think he has an obligation to dress in a certain way just to please us or to emphasize his natural gorgeousness (which would be obvious even in that oh-so-tempting tutu!).

       

      To be honest, I committed the sin of being overly familiar and looked at him like I look at my husband when we're about to go out to eat. (IF that was a hole in AR's pants) *whining* "Are you wearing THAT out in public? A plain white t-shirt? Honey, I know I washed your fish shirt yesterday. And those jeans are sooooo old and baggy. Couldn't you slip into the black slacks? Your ass looks great in those."

       

      *note to self: remember that you are NOT living with AR and should not try to mentally manipulate his wardrobe*


      Reedpipe 
      11/18/05 at 02:38 PM

      What is your location? CT

      Comments:
      CatsPlay, the self-portrait is very reminiscent of a photo of AR I think I once saw somewhere; for some reason, I recall the pose (leaning on bare arm with prominent watch) very well  . . . . Does anyone know what I'm talking about, or am I talking nonsense again? 

      CatsPlay 
      11/18/05 at 02:29 PM

      Comments:

      Sorry, don't know why links don't work.

       

      item numbers 7367578303 and 5056007395

       

      Gotta run.


      Christina 
      11/18/05 at 02:28 PM

      What is your location? ROTFL!!!!

      Comments:
      ok, maybe this is innapropriate but it just came to me while I was doing the dishes and this song from J.Lo came into my head only that with different lyrics so I just had to write it down:
      "Don`t be fooled by the hair that I got/I`m still, I`m still Alan from the block/ Used to be a Panda now i`m not not/ no matter where I go you`ll know I`ll be foofyyyyyy....." (sorry, Claudia, you have my permission to delete it, I just couldn`t help myself!)
      CatsPlay 
      11/18/05 at 02:25 PM

      Comments:

      Is this authentic, anyone know?    Nice drawing 

       

      http://cgi.ebay.com/Print-of-a-self-portrait-drawn-by-ALAN-RICKMAN_W0QQitemZ7367578303QQcategoryZ20149QQrdZ1Q QcmdZViewItem


      CatsPlay 
      11/18/05 at 02:23 PM

      Comments:

      Alan donated a watch for a charity, on ebay

       

      http://cgi.ebay.com/Guess-chronograph-mens-watch-donated-by-Alan-Rickman_W0QQitemZ5056007395QQcategoryZ86963QQrdZ1Q QcmdZViewItem


      Alfan 
      11/18/05 at 02:22 PM

      What is your location? Canada

      Comments:

      Wouldnt that be nice if the fellow that Alan is talking to is someone who is helping him bring MNIRC overseas to the US. So now that he is done filming Noble Son, now what. Has anyone heard any new projects or if he signed onto do HP5? After this hectic schedule he has had since last Sept, i hope he works on his tan a bit more ( farmers/workers tan needs help in anyones books),  spends some time in LA (where he said he has friends). I hope Rima comes and visits him, they spend time together, have an ole picke tickle, i hope he relaxes and enjoyes the sun, drink whatever he wants, eats whatever he wants and wears whatever he wants because he deserves it,just like a human being should rather they are famous or not. I know i did when i was down in Phoenix ( except the pickle tickle thing).


      Reedpipe 
      11/18/05 at 02:14 PM

      What is your location? CT

      Comments:
      Oops!  Make that S&S is ranked AFTER "Not an Austen Fan," Pride & Prejudice and Clueless!  Huh?

      Reedpipe 
      11/18/05 at 02:10 PM

      What is your location? CT

      Comments:
      The daily poll on IMDb.com is "What's the best Austen adaptation of the last ten years."  S&S is third, after Pride & Prejudice and Persuasion.  Having seen neither of the forerunners, I really shouldn't have voted, but neither of those had a Colonel Brandon, right?  Come on.

      CatsPlay 
      11/18/05 at 02:02 PM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:

      I apologize for my comment about the other person in the pic.  It was inappropriate and I am sorry.


      Laura 
      11/18/05 at 02:00 PM

      Comments:

      thank you

      I was just checking on my dictionary but I found only meaning tied to food and cooking


      Claudia 
      11/18/05 at 01:59 PM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      Ohh get to feeling better soon, Elaine.  Men have it soooo lucky, don't they? 

       

      I see the owner of the LJ that had the pictures this morning has removed them because they are paparazzi shots. 

       

      I don't care for paparazzi photos either BUT....paparazzi comes along with the profession AR has chosen for himself and they are taken and distributed all over the place.  I am sure AR (as well as any celeb) is fully aware when he steps out the door of where ever he is staying that he is taking the chance on running into a photog.  Its a sad situation, for sure.  But until laws are in place against this kind of thing, its a fact of life for celebs.   
       
      Feel free to post any that you find here.  Its not like we are paying a photog to take the pics.  The only ones that would ever be removed and balked at here would be pics taken of him by paparazzi in his home, yard, a Men's room, etc.
       
      As for wanting to know the identity of people with him in pictures.  For me, and I think for most here, it really is just curiousity.  I know some of the posts seem rabid for the information but I feel they are just trying to be funny. 
       
      However, I really feel that the negative comments about AR's friend in these photos are uncalled for.  AR may have been well aware he might run into a photog while out but maybe his friend didn't so this person really is an innocent bystander.  So I think it might be nice to back off the comments about appearances.
       
             

       


      Laura 
      11/18/05 at 01:59 PM

      What is your location? Italy

      Comments:

      thank you Sue

      I understood that A.Rickman finished to film, I didn't understand what's the fried and the wrapped...


      sue 
      11/18/05 at 01:56 PM

      Comments:

      Umm, that would be friend!!


      sue 
      11/18/05 at 01:54 PM

      Comments:
      According to the Nobel Son IMDb page somebody who has a fried on the crew says that Alan finished yesterday and it is wrapped.
      Laura 
      11/18/05 at 01:42 PM

      Comments:

      since AR is there to film his next movie ( right?), I was wondering how the filming is, I am totally off from this work and I know nothing. Is it like being busy a certain amount of hours per day everyday?Or is it like being busy only certain days and having other days off, 100% free?


      Laura 
      11/18/05 at 01:39 PM

      Comments:

      I don't see very well so I can't tell, but I don't see any hole. I'm glad to see that AR  goes out how he feels more confortable

      Having myself a 12 years old daughter who cares only (and too much) about her look, I am glad to see that someone else doesn't care at all and that AR is always an interesting man, whatever he wears


      Alfan 
      11/18/05 at 01:36 PM

      What is your location? Canada

      Comments:

      Ooops, i also forgot to say this. Although I do like Michael Gambon as a person and an actor ( loved him in Sleepy Hollow ), its just the way he portrays Dumbledore that to me isnt right.Its just that i dont think he is the right one to be casted, maybe because i am a fan of Peter O'Toole and when i saw Troy and he went and asked Achilles for his sons body back, it was just comforting and soft, the way that RH ( as DD) spoke to Harry. One is right when they say that characters change as they grow and people of the Potter Universe do too ( including us) and they see people in a different way but DD from the first two books does not seem like someone who would lose it-yell-then shake the crap out of Harry,  although  he shows he is infallable  in this movie he just isnt comforting. But i am open minded and when i see GOF in a couple hours i will be totally open minded towards Gambon as DD.  


      CatsPlay 
      11/18/05 at 01:35 PM

      What is your location? T-minus 2.5 hours and counting

      Comments:

      Dee,

       

      Not to scrutinize the pics or anything (*cough*), but I don't think it's a hole in his pants.  I think there must be an overlay or flap of some type at the knees, and what you see is part of that.  Kind of like those pants that zip off at the knees (but assuming these don't zip off).


      Laura 
      11/18/05 at 01:34 PM

      Comments:

      Lol,

      Dee,

       your posts always give me a smile thank you

      and a huge thank you to who brought here the photos!


      Dee 
      11/18/05 at 01:25 PM

      Comments:

      Okay...now that I'm at work on a bigger monitor I realize that I owe Rima a HUGE apology! The only thing I could really see at home was the red hair. egads... I deserve to be soundly beaten!

       

      Is there a way to get higher resolution copies of those photos? I REALLY want to see them better! Is that a hole in AR's pant leg??  I'm thrilled to see teh man, but I'm a bit shocked that he would go out in public in a Hanes t-shirt and torn pants!

       

      *idle threat* If I don't get better resolutions of these photos I swear I'll put a tutu on him!! I'lllllllll do it! Someone better give up the copies soon or teh man gets tutu-ed!!


      Elaine 
      11/18/05 at 01:14 PM

      Comments:

      I have to echo Emily from a while back, what is it about having to know who this girl is, and who that is and whatever? It's AR, out with a friend. HIS friend. A friend because he likes him/her. Who cares what her name is, where she comes from and what her shoe size is! It's his business, let it be.

       

      And another LA photographer is taking sneaky pics again!

       

      And they are the same baseball boots he wore at the Perfume photo call, not sandals.

       

      And I'm sorry I'm grumpy. Must be PMT or something........... Perturbed 

       

        


      CatsPlay 
      11/18/05 at 11:51 AM

      What is your location? T-minus 4 hours and counting

      Comments:

      Dee,

       

      That is not Rima (at least I sure hope not).  To me, it appears to be a man, who seems to have odd, house-elfish like characteristics.


      Christina 
      11/18/05 at 11:20 AM

      Comments:
      Is it me or did Christmas just came earlier this year??? Woooo Hoooooo!!! Santa sure did! In the confusion (and total excitement) delivered by those bloody hunky pics, I have forgot who posted them first, so I`ll just thank EVERYONE! EVERYONE! SAD HENS RULE!!! THE DAY HAS COME FOR US TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD! ok, ending propaganda now. got a little carried away there....*slowly regaining consciense*

      About the DD talk, I am a great fan of Richard Harris but, for me, criticizing Michael Gambon after PoA seemed like being unfare. He didn`t doo so bad, IMHO. Maybe the beard thing was used to make him look more natural, believable.It didn`t seem that bad to me, but after seeing these clips from GoF,I am also bit concerned about the impression I`ll have after seeing the film. For the making of HBP, if he`ll still be willing to be part of, he`ll have to make some really important changes to his manner of portraying DD.
      Dee 
      11/18/05 at 11:17 AM

      Comments:

      New photo -- Squeeeeee!!! And NO, I'm not hung up on AR's looks! I'm just really, really, really happy to see a new photo and that there's a drop of moisture in the drought!

       

      The picture on my laptop is too small - is that Rima with him? I hope so!!

       

      Ahh, Claudia. You're right. All this tutu talk will send me straight to Photoshop!! Don't tempt me or I may do something very, very silly!

       

      Satai Delenn - Did you see the film at the IMAX Theater in Chicago? A friend of ours went there too. I'll have to ask if he saw the twins (although I doubt he had the urge to hug them!).

       

       

      Alfan - I sort of agree with your opinion about the "new" DD...but, from the producer's comments on the A&E special last night I think Gambon is playing the part the way they want him to. The producer stressed that Harry had to come into his own in this film -- the adults can't help him anymore (he said they were "crumbling before his eyes"). The producer said DD becomes an old man who has lost control and is frightened in this movie.

       

      That is not the way the books read...but, the producer obviously feels that weakening the adults is a shortcut on film for showing Harry's growing strengths. I guess if we look at it that way, the softer/gentler DD of the first movies was the way a young orphan would see his headmaster - kind, all-knowing, protective. As the movies progress and Harry's view of the world matures, he sees DD in a different way.

       

      It's always disappointing when you realise your heroes are just "people" who screw up, get scared, lose their tempers and don't have all the answers. In other words, Harry realizes that DD is just like him.

       

      egads! It's awfully early for such penatrating thought! My brain hurts... I really should have saved some of those brain cells for work this afternoon. Now that I've wasted them all, I'll just sit at my desk and give everyone dumb looks!

       

       

       

       


      Claudia 
      11/18/05 at 11:03 AM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      Have fun Hikity!!!

       


      Claudia 
      11/18/05 at 11:02 AM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      I just thought of something...don't any of you wonderful artists get any ideas with that tutu!  *grin*  Seriously...the only men I want to see with tutus on until they grow some "you know whats" are my whimpy democratic leaders at the moment!  LOL 

       

      Moro, I have no doubt your household has to be Brit-enabled!  Its just a shame they use the region/PALvsNTSC stuff. 

       

      CyberHome is an excellent hackable DVD player.  I have two of them at home.  Whether you get a CyberHome or not, I have used VideoHelp for years to get reliable help on hacking or whatever with video.

       

       

       

       


      Marlina 
      11/18/05 at 11:01 AM

      Comments:
      No, I have no doubts! GO ENJOY IT!  
      Hikity 
      11/18/05 at 10:50 AM

      Comments:

      Claudia, in Cologne we would say: "Ich lach' mich in dä Täsch" which means I roared with laughter about your tutu . Thanks a lot

       

      Ladies I go now, powder my nose and off I am. Marlina, yes, I am really excited and I am sure I love him (any doubts?)


      Moro 
      11/18/05 at 10:46 AM

      What is your location? Pittsburgh

      Comments:
      Claudia laughed:

      Quote:
      Moro, you obviously have not experienced an extended serious AR Drought yet!


      Yes, I have. You forget that I lurked for months before I started my feverish posting campaign. You've just never seen me have an AR-induced seizure before.

      By the by: hubby and I get around the region 2 problem with a second DVD player that's set to region 0-- a somewhat unfortunate necessity in a relationship like ours, where the ability to watch Father Ted, Doctor Who, or a Bill Bailey gig at a whim is paramount. What we've got is a CyberHome CH-DVD-300-- a surprisingly reliable little player which I picked up at Best Buy for about $40 bucks. There's a code you can enter once you hook up the system which will allow you to change the region setting-- I'll see if I can dig it up if anyone's interested.



      Reedpipe 
      11/18/05 at 10:43 AM

      What is your location? CT

      Comments:
      Tutu = FOOFY! 

      Marlina 
      11/18/05 at 10:33 AM

      Comments:

      Hikity~ You'll love Alan in it! I Have watched it and i'll shut up.. Not to give any unwanted spoilers

      So i'll just say... THE OoOA IS SO GOOD IN IT!

       

      Tutu *SNORT* that's cute..


      Claudia 
      11/18/05 at 10:31 AM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      Moro, you obviously have not experienced an extended serious AR Drought yet!  LOL 

       


      Claudia 
      11/18/05 at 10:29 AM

      What is your location? GA

      Comments:

      Chalebh on the Mav