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Name:

melissa

Comments:

kathy: very much think you are on the right track about AR's character on CL.
I read a piece of "that awful book". I really must agree with him on that one. That woman is an AWFUL writer and whats worse is that it is just a ton of gossip! About the only nice thing in the book was the assertion of his undying faithfullnes to Rima, which just cements my high opinion of him. I also like the fact that he is inherently shy and shrinks from the limelight.

Sunday, October 31st 2004 - 08:40:27 PM

 

 

Name:

Kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

My feeling about CL was that AR's character was as much a victim as the MS's character. In whatever oppressive political environment this was, it seemed to me, he was being forced to do something horrendous, that deep down he didn't want to do, didn't like the way it had changed him.
It made me think there were no winners everyone was being manipulated.

(Claudia feel free to correct my spelling :-)))

Sunday, October 31st 2004 - 07:53:14 PM

 

 

Name:

melissa

Comments:

hi guys
as much as u loved the acting by both players, it was too emotionally taxing for me to wastch more than 10 mins of. I completely agree about the amazing versatility of AR, in getting together all the different'personas' while she was blindfolded, but i just couldn't handle the movie....whoa

Sunday, October 31st 2004 - 07:28:44 PM

 

 

Name:

Anke

Comments:

Ah, the difficulties one experience while writing in a language witch isn’t your own…
I did like the movie Sniv! But that doesn’t mean I don’t have questions about it… I love to talk, read and listen to the interpretations of other people. I agree on the fact that AR is always giving the character something extra… You can’t help to sympathise sometimes. In this case I would have liked some more on the background of the interrogator. Because I would like to know why I do sympathise… What does that say about me?
The most terrifying moments for me are when he is being nice… Giving a glass of water and a moment later he smacks it in her face. You know witch moment I’m talking about.
This movie especially is one you should talk about and in that sense, yes; it is the most interesting movie! And it’s not the message that is hard to understand, but the way the message get presented.
I totally agree that everybody should see this movie!
Thanks Sniv for your elaborated comment! And I hope you sleep well with pleasant dreams!

Ah yes, Claudia, maybe the man is disgusted by what he is doing… But that will drive you mad! You can’t question yourself to much in a job as this. Nice point though and right on target I think.

O no, Sniv, you didn't overreact! Not on my account. I love this!

Sunday, October 31st 2004 - 05:13:05 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Did I overreact? Im sorry if I did...I got carried away!...

Sunday, October 31st 2004 - 04:27:59 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Hullo again...

Ok goin for the CL discussion (yesh!)...Ok here is my opinion...

I think that AR (and MS) did a great great job! I think that AR is... -you cant describe his performance! He is sooo evil and yet I was ready to kiss him when he talks about "the other guy" and how that guy used to be a professor and played the piano - I was about to cry. *sniff*

I mean c'mon peeps AR is being this horrible man but then in five secs he turns into the complete oppsite of what he has just been - I was blown away! That is acting ladies and gentlemen! *respect*

Ok Im just yadda'ing here sorry, but I really find this film interesting - very interesting.

Its not so much the "film" that I notice but the way AR's character uses everything to get her (MS) to confess. Thats atleast the impression that I get - he is the devil in some scenes!

It might be a bit hard to understand etc. but then when the film ends and the facts about some goverments and their interrigations etc. then it kinda makes sense to me (maybe its just me lol)...

Anyway I think that this is a performance that every AR fan has to see - no matter if they like it or not! It is a must-see AR performance (and thanks to Claudia we are able to see some 20 mins. of it and in my opinion Claudia has chosen the best 20 mins)

Many might not like his character etc. because yes he is sooo different from the cool and slick Hans Gruber and the sensetive and gentle Colonel Brandon, but I find that his character in Closet Land is so much more than that. He is disgusting though yeah Ill admit that, but I think that we can take that but only because AR is so talented so he doesnt make him too disgusting - soemhow he remains human (if you know what I mean?)
Especially when he suddenly takes down his facade and begins to talk about "the other guy"...

I would love to hear AR talk about this film and his performance - because its sooo thrilling!

Anyways I dont know if this is any good Im just sitting here and yadda'ing (and its late here in DK) so Id better be off to bed...

Anyways I hope you on some level enjoyed the film Anke..:-) and that you can somehow see what it is that Im talking about...

Im not saying that this is the best AR film, but Im saying that it is the most chilling and thrilling one...and maybe the most interesting one? ...

Sunday, October 31st 2004 - 04:27:15 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Wasn't CL one of the most chilling films you ever saw, Anke?

I tend not to analyze films so my thoughts may be very boring but...

First let me say that AR and MS did a tremendous job in bringing their characters to life. And AR, with his voice and accent variations was most impressive! My thoughts on the story is that I think the Interrogator did what he had to in order to get her to confess. That was his job. If it meant he picked up on some childhood abuse the victim may have experienced...he went with it and played it to the hilt. I think the only time we really see the real Interrogator is when the victim is blindfolded and the he is playing the other prisoner and he begins to tell her that if the "other guy" comes back to question her that she should beg for his mercy because he really is a good guy, deep down and doesn't really want to be doing what he's doing but that he has to.

Anyone else have any thoughts? Sniv, I know you just recently saw it...what did you think?

And before Halloween is officially over, I have two more cartoons to use so here you go.....


Sunday, October 31st 2004 - 02:54:38 PM

 

 

Name:

Anke

Location:

The Netherlands

E-mail address:

ankeboe@planet.nl

Comments:

Okay you all, I saw ‘Closet land’, not sure how to think about it yet. I would really like to hear some more opinions!!!
I liked the acting; both Madeleine Stow and Alan Rickman did a great job although I did have some mixed feelings about the role AR had. I couldn’t get a clear picture of what kind of man he was. He tortured the woman, but he wanted her to get free too. I like it when a character gets more depth, but in this case I found it a bit confusing, why was he so half-hearted about it all? I also have second thoughts about the two story lines. The movie is more a pamphlet then a real movie in my opinion, so why mix this two story’s about the effect of child abuse and torture in a country ruled by a dictator?
Once I saw the mike in the picture… I hate it when that happens. They should have seen it and shoot the scene again…
The subject of the movie was quite impressive and shocking of course, but I can’t help wondering if this movie is the best way to present them.
I don’t think the man was the same man as the one who abused the woman when she was a child… But well, I saw the whole movie in English, with no subtitles and it is more then possible I missed some clues.
More opinions please!!!

Anke


Sunday, October 31st 2004 - 02:12:57 PM

 

 

Name:

GG

Location:

UK

Comments:

Thanks Ali-Pat, I looked Cornell up on the internet and found that there is a biography of him although whether it is available or not is another matter.For a comprehensive look at the life of Cornell Woolrich please check out the biography, "First You Dream, Then You Die", by Francis M. Nevins Jr.

Sunday, October 31st 2004 - 11:44:23 AM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Just wanted to let you guys know that the door at JKR's website has been opened again. Of course you have to jump through some hoops to get in. :-) If you go to The Leaky Cauldron you can get instructions on how to get in. As a reward you'll get the titles of three chapters from The Half Blood Prince. Have fun!

PS: I got in and have the names of the chapters. So, if you guys want me to post them here, let me know. :-)

Sunday, October 31st 2004 - 11:05:29 AM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

Hi everyone! Just wanted to say how happy I am to be able to check up on the AR chatter while in France (not on vacation but helping a friend). And Ali-Pat, I was wondering when I'd see you here!

I'm homesick, am worrying about things back home, miss my AR videos and this French keyboard is driving me crazy but this GB is a definite comfort!

Sunday, October 31st 2004 - 10:02:28 AM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Happy halloween everybody!

Just stopping by to say that lol and read all your entries...phew

Sunday, October 31st 2004 - 10:00:23 AM

 

 

Name:

Ali-Pat

Location:

Dayton, OH

Homepage URL:

http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

Hi Sue! Hi GG! (little wave).

The word in MO is..."jolt". I checked the screenplay and the short story, and in both, Annie says "jolt". Were there any bets riding on this and do I get a cut?

GG--Cornell Woolrich died in 1968 after a rather unhappy life in which he nevertheless produced an astonishing number of novels and short stories. They were hard to get for a long time, but in the mid-eighties they began appearing in paperback. That's when I got hooked! Now I see that the short stories and some of the novels are being reprinted again. I know they are available on Amazon in the US, but I haven't checked the UK site. And there is always the public library (wink)!

A fun-filled Halloween to all who celebrate--anybody going as Snape?

Sunday, October 31st 2004 - 08:08:36 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I agree, Elaine. AR's fans are quite the talented bunch! Can't wait to see the new video!

Bummer, carla! No Halloween??? Dogma sounds like an excellent substitute, though.

Yes, he does say your name in MO, GG! How exciting....Annie! Maybe Sigourney Weaver's character in Snow Cake will be a Claudia...maybe??? That would be fun! Well, one can always hope, can't we?

Sunday, October 31st 2004 - 07:26:29 AM

 

 

Name:

GG

Location:

UK

Comments:

Hello, Ali-Pat,

nice to see you here as well. Do you have any titles that were written by Cornell Woolrich and are they the kind of books that would these days be found in the reserve stock? Do you know if he is still alive or if not when he died?

I'm very fond of Murder Obliquely and watch it quite often and I love the way he says my name in it.

Sunday, October 31st 2004 - 04:57:32 AM

 

 

Name:

carla

Comments:

oww... i wish we hd Halloween in Australia. it sounds like sooo much fun! But i survived by watching Dogma!!

Sunday, October 31st 2004 - 03:07:58 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Samhain blessings to you all

Thanks for all your good wishes about the MC video. Have just finished number two which I will be sending to Claudia when I have a spare hour or two!

My, it has been busy here. I have been busy tonight, too. I chose to do this night as overtime forgetting that our clocks go back tonight so have an hour extra to work for free! Never mind. I will buck myself up when I get back home later. With all the chat going on, don't know whether to watch Rasputin or MO. Have been watching TWG again. What a beautiful film! The man is so talented and I appreciate that every time I watch it.

Love the recipes, wallpapers and pics. Well done to everyone. We are such a creative bunch of fans!

Sunday, October 31st 2004 - 12:10:34 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Ohh how cool, Sue! And since you have invited it to be used by anyone, I think I will add it here to boost the mood!


Saturday, October 30th 2004 - 05:20:24 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

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

Comments:

Ali-Pat!! Nice to see you here!
A little seasonal Icon for you all to use as you wish LOL

Saturday, October 30th 2004 - 01:32:24 PM

 

 

Name:

Ali-Pat

Location:

Dayton, OH

Homepage URL:

http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

Thanks for that warm welcome! And I love all the graphic thingies that are posted here.



I have the screenplay for MO at home and will check it soon as I can--perhaps we can clear up the jolt/joke issue once for all. I have always thought it was "jolt", but maybe that's because I have read a lot of Cornell Woolrich and it seems like a word he would use. Fantastic author, BTW--hard to find but worth the trouble.

Saturday, October 30th 2004 - 08:49:37 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Hi R Joy! The WinFast 2000 does all the things you mentioned too. My card came with a software package called ULead VideoStudio and it is very easy to use too.

Saturday, October 30th 2004 - 08:25:37 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

For everyone observing today.....

Please be safe and watch out for all those little ghosts and goblins as they cross the roads!

Whose kids will be going as Potter characters????

Saturday, October 30th 2004 - 08:20:29 AM

 

 

Name:

R. Joy

Location:

Independence, MO, USA

Comments:

Melissa:

I use a program called Pinnacle Studio. You can buy it with just the program (if you already have a capture device) or you can buy it with a device that you install into your computer that will allow you to transfer video to the computer.

I don't have an actual hookup to record straight from TV, but what I do is tape what I want, then transfer the video to the computer.

Pinnacle Studio is an awesome program, especially for someone like me who hope to be an independent filmmaker in the future. You can make music videos with transitions and cool filters like Old Film or Lens Flare. In the newest version of the program, Studio 9 Plus (which I just received; I'm so excited!), you can put picture-within-picture and... use chromakey (greenscreen). My green screen is supposed to come sometime in November (it's on backorder). I can't wait to start using it.

Anyway, that's the program I use. I learned about it from my good friend Brian, who runs Al's Place, the best Quantum Leap site on the Internet (I should know, I'm the creator of the Leaping Links page, which features over 300 QL-related links).

Joy

Saturday, October 30th 2004 - 08:17:34 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

A great big welcome to Ali-Pat and Jo!!! We have a lot of fun here and hope you will come back often.

Ali-Pat, I didn't realize you had all the stage work done on your site! Fantastic news! For those of you that haven't been to Ali-Pat's site, you're missing a treasure trove of research and fun done on all phases of AR's work. I urge you to take a peek often. BTW, Ali-Pat, no retreating...you only just got here! LOL

Thanks for the background on MO, Lucy. I took the time to watch MO again and "jolt" seems to be what Annie says. Since Dwight is sitting there in those silk jim jams...I can certainly see how one could just totally forget Annie is on the screen!

Sabine, thanks for the heads up on "The Director"! I'll be sure to watch for it and if AR's on it...get a clip uploaded.

Speaking of Snow Cake, Sniv. This was posted on Suzanne's GB right after the SC announcement hit the news. A Christmas Carol Concert And here is another url from the same site with just a bit more information Stars Shine for Autism Anyone that may attend....please keep us posted and your comments after the event would be very welcome.

Number 19???? Well, we all know where he stands with us! Thanks for the link, Emily.

melissa, to get video to computer, you will need a video capture card. I have a dinosaur called Winfast TV2000. You will also need lots and lots and lots of patience! LOL

Kathy--I'm sorry to hear your son is in the hospital again. Please keep us posted. The audio book your listening to is Return of the Native. I have a doctor friend that was quite impressed with AR's medical terminology in StLM too. And to think not only did he have to learn the terminology...but he had to learn to pronounce it with a southern accent. And I'm an expert in that area....and he did a splendid job of it as well! lol

Ohh bummer, Barbara. The cutoff had to be a let down. But I'm glad you were able to finally get it and are enjoying it. I've always listened to those plays as I was digitizing them and I have to say, I was quite surprised with ATTCTOO.

Have a great Saturday everyone! I'm off to b'day present shop for a very difficult person to buy for so wish me luck, everyone!

Saturday, October 30th 2004 - 08:03:36 AM

 

 

Name:

Jo

Location:

Manila, Philippines

Homepage URL:

http://emhouse.proboards23.com/index.cgi

Comments:

Hi Claudia! Sorry it took so long for me to sign in your guest book. I've been trying to update Aunrea's temporary board so it would be more active like when EM was still available... No idea when it'll be available again though...

Anyways, I just dropped by to say hello and to let you know you have a veerrryyy wonderful site!

Take care!

Saturday, October 30th 2004 - 05:09:19 AM

 

 

Name:

Barbara

Location:

New Zealand

Comments:

Hello Claudia,
I have just downloaded A Trick to catch the old one. Part 1 last week and a first botched attempt of part 2 ( cut off after 75%!!) but now success. It is so great to be able to hear this play which is unlikely to be performed and it really comes alive and seems accessible to modern listeners because of the skill of AR and the other cast members. Thanks so much.

Saturday, October 30th 2004 - 04:30:45 AM

 

 

Name:

Kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Hi everyone, back again, been busy with exams, and my son is back in the hospital so have been ejoying Alan Reading the Thomas Hardy book which at this moment, the title escapes me--lack of sleep and too much stress. He should read more books on tape he's fabulous. The hour drive back and forth to Childrens Hosp goes by in a flash while listening. LOVED the view interview--he is too adorable, as he is in all his interviews-- it seems he and ET have a good relationship, --he also seems much more relaxed in American interviews than in English interviews--anyone else notice that?

I was very impressed in STLM that he had his medical terminology and anatomy perfect--that is a complicated heart defect and the anatomy is very complex--I have to say Bravo! He was also very correct in his manner in surgery--I am an RN so I was watching!!!!I remember when I took my state boards oh so many years ago there were questions on the Blaylock procedure and tetrology of Fallot.
I wonder what kind of preparation he had to do for that movie.

Thanks so much to all of you who have the experise to put all these wonderful AR things up on the web site so we can enjoy them WELL DONE.

I also have enjoyed the play discussions too --have ordered Peter Barnes plays --one book to start so I am anxious to get reading. (Our University Library has nothing about Peter Barnes).

Kathy

Saturday, October 30th 2004 - 01:29:22 AM

 

 

Name:

Julie

Location:

Michigan

Comments:

On the greatest living actor list, AR was only #19? *feels weak from shock*

Friday, October 29th 2004 - 07:46:02 PM

 

 

Name:

Ali-Pat

Location:

Dayton, OH

Comments:

Great--my first post and I screw up! Clicking on my name will get you nowhere, at least not in this context.



Retreating now...

Friday, October 29th 2004 - 07:06:53 PM

 

 

Name:

Ali-Pat

Location:

Dayton, OH

Homepage URL:

http://home.earthlink.net/~sa.pe/APLhome.html

Comments:

Ah, so this is where everyone is hanging out these days! Hope you have room for yet one more obsessive/compulsive Rickmaniac.



I haven't read all the previous posts yet, but I have enjoyed what I have seen, especially the discussions of AR's early theater work. Some of what you are looking for in terms of printed editions and related reading can be found on my site. Please visit! (My name is a link, and there is also a link on Claudia's home page)



Nice place, Claudia! Honored to be one of your guests.

Friday, October 29th 2004 - 07:04:13 PM

 

 

Name:

melissa

Comments:

thanks for the link to conan's interview. hilarious! The view interview was pretty cute too. He is much funnier than most people give him credit for.

one quik question. How do people get video from tv onto the computer?

Friday, October 29th 2004 - 12:45:44 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Apparently AR will be part of a show about Director Chris Columbus which will air on "Encore." So if any of you get this channel (I don't), here's the schedule:

The Directors
The Films of Chris Columbus
Chris Columbus' films include ``Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,'' ``Mrs. Doubtfire'' and ``Home Alone.''. 60 minutes- (CC), In Stereo

Sat Nov 6 11:00A on Encore
Mon Nov 8 01:30P on Encore
Thu Nov 11 07:00P on Encore
Tue Nov 16 10:40A on Encore
Tue Nov 16 11:40A on Movie Plex
Sat Nov 20 05:00A on Encore

Got this info from tv-now.com.

Thursday, October 28th 2004 - 10:31:12 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

I just saw the Conan O'Bryan show bit. That was HILARIOUS! What I wouldn't have given to have been in that hotel when the earthquake hit...

Thursday, October 28th 2004 - 08:28:01 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Claudia: thanks for the pics and the sound file! :-)

Thursday, October 28th 2004 - 07:44:14 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

That was my first impression too, Vayda, but my friend pointed out that a wife can't testify against her husband, so it could go either way.

I did a bit of Google-plunking and found that Murder, Obliquely is based on a short story by Cornell Woolrich entitled “Death Escapes the Eye”, which was first published in May 1947 in Shadow Mystery magazine. The story is available in the Cornell Woolrich anthology "Rear Window," which is named for the story he wrote on which the Hitchcock movie is based.

Unfortunately the text of the story will not be found online because according to Project Gutenburg the copyright is owned by Chase Manhattan Bank.

Thursday, October 28th 2004 - 01:24:39 PM

 

 

Name:

Vayda

Comments:

Hello Lucy and Anke,
Regarding Murder Obliquely...I have to agree that "jolt" makes more sense! Thank you!
My first reaction at the end of Murder Obliquely...Dwight wants to get in so he can kill Annie too!!

Thursday, October 28th 2004 - 12:36:58 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Empire Magazine (UK) released the results of a reader poll to select the greatest living actors over the age of 50. Alan placed 19th. Click on his box for the blurb and nice pic of the Sheriff.

Thursday, October 28th 2004 - 11:14:53 AM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Oh yeah could be cool Claudia! Ahh Im still excited about Snow Cake...!

I heard that soundclip with AR from the msn-video - ahh the guy is just lovely! *hugs him*

Thursday, October 28th 2004 - 09:55:19 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

This alert doesn't really offer any news but it is something we can be on the look out for. Cult Liverpool film in line for award Wouldn't it be great to see AR and Julie Walters together in one of those upcoming short films????

Thursday, October 28th 2004 - 09:46:56 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Oh thanks, Anke! I forgot about Tami offering the VideoGram!

Thursday, October 28th 2004 - 09:04:28 AM

 

 

Name:

Anke

Comments:

The Conan interview is available on the side 'Alan Rickman: the Voice'. See Claudia's first page.

The Voice

Thursday, October 28th 2004 - 08:54:36 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia (its almost Friday!!!)

Location:

GA

Comments:

Danielle C has been up to it again. There is a new music video called "David W" which is a tribute to that dirty rotten delicious scroundrel David Weinberg from Dark Harbor (Harbour)

I didn't have time to look at MO last night. I'll try tonight for a veiw of AR in silk jim jams is long over due for me! LOL

melissa, SuzanneK offered the Conan interview a good while back as a VideoGram file. But her video gallery has been down for quite some time now as she re-works her site. I have located a copy of the interview on tape so that I can create a .wmv file of it and put up on my site. Hopefully within the next month, I'll be able to offer it. Sorry I can't be of more help.

Thursday, October 28th 2004 - 08:40:56 AM

 

 

Name:

carla

Comments:

thanks for that Claudia, thaks a great help!


Thursday, October 28th 2004 - 03:55:42 AM

 

 

Name:

Zzzzz

Comments:

Hi Sue, spelling, hmmmm. When I'm typing sometimes I forget how to spell something 'cause it doesn't "look right". I also wonder, is it Harbor, or Harbour??? now, exposed to many more ways to spell words that I thought I knew, I've gotten worse -- thank goodness no one can hear me mangle the English language, my husband teases me about that a lot, it's a permanent flaw, darn.

Do you think they'll ever be able to make a way of clicking on any size picture to make it bigger? Claudia -- anyone? I don't even bother with any thing less than "500 x a number less" when I go to images. Have fun!

Thursday, October 28th 2004 - 02:15:21 AM

 

 

Name:

Anke

Comments:

Okay, I have to agree... It is 'jolt'. Rats!(lol)

Wednesday, October 27th 2004 - 07:12:57 PM

 

 

Name:

melisaa

Comments:

hi! i also think the word is jolt. It makes alot more sense.
thanks for the info on the kilt pic..so yummy.....hehe

does anyone know where to download the conan interview? can't seem to find it on this site.

PS...i totally agree with you about american spelling...blech

Wednesday, October 27th 2004 - 07:06:44 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

This is the best I can do on the MSN video, Sabine. I know its not like seeing the real man but I hope it helps.

AR-MSN Video

I'm off to check MO for joke/jolt.

Wednesday, October 27th 2004 - 06:43:32 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

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

Comments:

Claudia, as usual some saw the likeness and others pooh-poohed it!LOL Just goes to show ol' Abe was right about pleasing the people!!

Wednesday, October 27th 2004 - 05:26:41 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Oh forgot: Sue great work! Mmmmm Dark Harbor!

Wednesday, October 27th 2004 - 04:26:36 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Oh yeah AR can deliver a line! And LOL about the interview I felt the same way Claudia; I was like omg - but at the same time: Go AR!

I love when he is telling a story...In the (was it Conan interview) where he talks about him getting a drivers-license? That interview is priceless!

I sooo wanna see Rasputin especially after having seen the clip on here and the pic of you lovely people posted :-D

Wednesday, October 27th 2004 - 04:25:57 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I'm sorry Sabine on the video at MSN. I'll get a couple of screen caps and record the audio from the AR part of the clip and post a little later today.

I agree on AR being able to deliver a line, melissa! In the same interview (Kimmel, I believe), he called Love Actually a d*** flick! That line was so unexpected on my part that I just sat there for a few seconds thinking "Did he really say that?". LOL

He did a lot of promo work for the Winter Guest. There was a CNN interview as well that I guess is forever lost. I have a picture from it but have never been able to locate anyone with the video.

I'll comment on MO after I get a chance to take another peek tonight.

Great pic thanks for sharing, Sue! BTW, I haven't had time to check but did the Vintage Meat LJ agree with the AR/Dustin Hoffman lookalike pic??

Wednesday, October 27th 2004 - 02:56:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

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

Comments:

Just been playing with PSP again and made a Dark Harbor paper. The spelling of harbour always grates on me but as it is an American film I thought I'd better do it.LOL

I must admit that those Rasputin buns always look appealing!!

sue
(suddenly suffering from a sticky space bar. Who has spilt something in it!!?? Hmmmm... interogated son, his friend was using it yesterday whilst opening Lucozade!!!))

Wednesday, October 27th 2004 - 09:50:15 AM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

I thought in Murder Obliquely she was saying it was a pretty bad "jolt".

Wednesday, October 27th 2004 - 08:24:54 AM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Some PoA news: The Leaky Cauldron has a link to deleted scenes and commentary that will be on the PoA DVD. Enjoy!


Wednesday, October 27th 2004 - 07:25:22 AM

 

 

Name:

Anke

Comments:

In murder oblique Annie is actually making a bad joke... When Dwight takes his seat it is on an other couch then the one she is sitting on. She said: 'You don't have to sit in the next state, you know...'
Dwight gets up and takes place next to her... After that she is telling him that she made a bad joke and he don't have to pretend it's funny (he should never pretend anything in front of her...)
I think she is also refering to the concert...

Wednesday, October 27th 2004 - 04:53:32 AM

 

 

Name:

Vayda

Comments:

Hi Claudia and everyone!
I have a question about Murder Obliquely. When Annie returns to Dwight's house pretending that she has lost her keys, she mentions ".... a pretty bad joke". What "joke" is she referring to? Losing her keys or the concert being cancelled? I'm confused, please help! :-)

Wednesday, October 27th 2004 - 04:00:51 AM

 

 

Name:

Carla

Comments:

Will do Claudia thanx for telling me.

Wednesday, October 27th 2004 - 03:58:15 AM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Oops! I mean Kensington Gardens, not Hyde Park. The kilt is the McDonald tartan, which he is wearing to plug "The Winter Guest" -- he was directing the play of WG at the time and Sharman McDonald wrote it.

Tuesday, October 26th 2004 - 11:57:18 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Kilt picture was taken for special Vanity Fair magazine issue on British actors, 1995. He's standing on one of the pillars of the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park. This pillar faces the Royal Albert Hall across the street, and next to that, the Royal College of Art, his alma mater.

Tuesday, October 26th 2004 - 11:51:19 PM

 

 

Name:

melissa

Comments:

this is the pic i mean

AR in a kilt

Tuesday, October 26th 2004 - 11:22:47 PM

 

 

Name:

melissa

Comments:

hi again! thanks for the welcome.

The video on msn was cute....as said, only about 5 seconds total, but you get a a nice smile for your efforts :)

Does anyone know the origin of the goregeous pic of him in a kilt standing magnificently on a statue? is it a publicity photo or from a movie?

favorite quote (or one of them anyway):
to Kate Winslet at recieving line about to meet the Queen:"curtsey, and i'll kill you"

he sure can deliver a line
bye for now

Tuesday, October 26th 2004 - 11:19:23 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Still can't see the video. I even turned off my pop-up blocker and tried it that way. Oh, well... :-)

Tuesday, October 26th 2004 - 09:39:44 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Sabine--once the site loads, the video should start up at the top of the window, automatically. It takes a few minutes to load and if the HP video isn't the first clip...be patient because it will cycle up pretty quickly.

Tuesday, October 26th 2004 - 07:47:37 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Joy: thanks for those cool websites! And thanks again to everybody who helped me with this. :-)

Sniv: I can't see the video you guys are talking about. When I click the link, it takes me to a site that has several videos on it, but none with AR. And I don't really feel like watching a Brad Pitt video or something about female viagra... LOL Help!

Tuesday, October 26th 2004 - 07:36:05 PM

 

 

Name:

R. Joy

Comments:

Ah yes, Creative Irish Gifts. I've been getting the catalog for about two years. I found out about it when I saw an old catalog that the person who lived in our house before us had left behind.

I've bought from them twice, and both times I've gotten my merchandise in a very timely manner. Actually, four relatives of mine are getting Christmas presents bought from CIG.

I found the following website when searching for possible places to by a McGonagall-like brooch from. She does custom work, so you may be able to get her to make one that looks just like McGonagall's:

Gaukler Medieval Wares

And here are two other places where you might find a brooch similar (although not identical) to McGonagall's:

Linda Clifford
The Scotland Yard

Hope those help.

Joy

Tuesday, October 26th 2004 - 06:35:46 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Wow, thanks for the cream cake recipe. I haven't seen Rasputin yet (a situation I plan soon to rectify), but I do remember one of the characters in Brothers Karamazov (Mitya, the oldest brother, I think) buying hundreds of cream cakes on a whim.

Oh, that was a wonderful video, Elaine. I've ordered a copy of Michael Collins, and I can hardly wait to see it.

Tuesday, October 26th 2004 - 04:01:23 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Ohh yummy and thanks, sonoma! I have to agree, watching Rasputin woof those cakes down and washing them down with his red wine is just to tempting (cyanide aside, of course). I'm not a cook in no shape form or fashion. But the recipe sounds pretty simple to do but I do have one question. And it is a stupid question. What is meant by folding and ingredient into another? BTW, the marshmallow creme sounds like the easiest (and sweetest) filling to me. Thanks again for posting the recipe. I might even try it with the grands next time they visit!

Tuesday, October 26th 2004 - 02:52:38 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Thanks for the PhotoB link! MmmmM there are many nice pics! And thanks for the info Claudia!

Its so cool to see pictures from the Preacher and knowing that one (thanks to Claudia) has seen it :-D


Tuesday, October 26th 2004 - 02:21:23 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

Sorry if this is a bit OT, but it does relate to Rasputin. I don't know what it says about me, but my favorite scene in that movie is when Rasputin is wolfing down those little cakes. I know they're supposed to have cyanide in them, but I always want one! It took a while, but I finally found a very similar little cake in my Settlement Cookbook--Othellos, miniature sponge cakes sandwiched together with vanilla custard, topped with chocolate icing. The name is from the Shakespeare play, and an internet search told me that if the icing is white, they're Desdemonas, if it's coffee-flavored, they're Iagos, and if it's pink, they're Rosalinds (As You Like It). I experimented and came up with the following recipe for Rasputin cakes (non-cyanide version):

The chocolate icing is plain cocoa, powdered sugar and just enough hot water to get the minimum consistency that spreads but doesn't drip, and can be handled without mess when dry. I'm not sure what filling they used in the movie, but it looks very white and solid, like the shortening based frosting you get on store-bought cakes. I tried buttercream frostings, handmade and in tubs and both worked fine. I think a marshmallow filling might be good, too.

And here's a sponge recipe that worked for me: Whip together 3 egg yolks with 1/3 cup of sifted powdered sugar. Add 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract. Gently beat in 1/3 cup of sifted flour, sifted together with 1 tsp of baking powder. By the way, the sifting is important! Beat 3 egg whites to stiff peaks. Gently, gently, gently fold the egg whites into the yolk batter. Make mounds about 2 1/2 inches across on a baking sheet covered with something they won't become glued to, like baking paper or non-stick aluminum foil. You can use a spoon, but a pastry tube gives more control in making nice rounds. Bake for about 8 minutes at 350 degs F, but keep a close eye on them. They're done when very lightly browned. Cool and sandwich together with the filling of your choice and glaze the top with chocolate icing.

As you can see, I'm not a meticulous baker, so if anyone can post a more precise recipe or helpful tips, please do!

Tuesday, October 26th 2004 - 02:16:29 PM

 

 

Name:

maria

Location:

BG

E-mail address:

aspr_f@yahoo.co.uk

Comments:

I think that every person which likes Al and his films i s great,so I would like to write to anyone who has seen or wants to see the real AR.As for the site- IT IS FANTASTIC!!!!

Tuesday, October 26th 2004 - 12:05:47 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I forgot to mention that A Fish Needing Help emailed me a link to her Photobucket album. She recently added the re-touched Emmy pics in which she did a brilliant job of hiding the watermarks. So for those of you that haven't seen the larger watermark-less images from the Emmys, be sure to check out AFNH's PB Album She also has a couple of other interesting images stored there....one being an cute pic and article about Bill Nighy and Danny Webb.

Tuesday, October 26th 2004 - 11:03:52 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

E-mail address:

flipper828@aol.com

Comments:

Thanks so much for the video, Sniv! I've never seen that one.

Alan Rickman....desperate for fans???? NOT!! He's just being modest!

The Lost Prince is a Steven Poliakoff (same guy that directed AR in Close My Eyes) film. Click HERE for more information about it. It really is a wonderful film.

Carla--I tried to email you at pork97@hotmail.com and it bounced back as undeliverable. Please email me when you get a chance.


Tuesday, October 26th 2004 - 10:39:17 AM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Anke - oh oh Closet Land? I cant wait to hear what you think!

Btw anyone seen the msn video?

Alan is there for like 5 secs or so lol, but he is there and so cute and funny! Go see it! :-D

Excuse me but what is Lost Prince? I havent read all your posts so maybe Im missing something...sorry my Danish eyes cant take it lol

Tuesday, October 26th 2004 - 10:15:16 AM

 

 

Name:

Carla

Location:

Aussie land

Comments:

If there is anyone here who plays the piano and has the love actually sheet music i would really like to know if they could send me a copy of "Glasgow love theme"
or if anybody knows where to find that song for FREE!
That would really help. Or i will have to find the money to but it!!!

Nobody has it!!!

Tuesday, October 26th 2004 - 03:51:22 AM

 

 

Name:

Zzzzz

Comments:

McGonagall's brooch reminds me of "jellybelly" style pins. (The ring part with the amber stones.) Also, looks like dangling roses in silver.

Claudia, I stay away from TMD because it's too tragic for me ("full fledge snot queen"?!? understandable!)

Tuesday, October 26th 2004 - 12:59:10 AM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Claudia and Anke: thanks so much for your help!

Monday, October 25th 2004 - 09:55:19 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thanks on the offer, Emily! I still can't believe I did something sooo "stooopid"!

Since everyone tends to think McGonagall's brooch looks Celtic, I thought I would add this link for you to look at, Sabine. I've been getting this catalog for ages and a portion of the profits go to the Irish Children's Fund--a wonderful organization. And they have lots of jewlery too! Creative Irish Gifts

I've noted all the videos mentioned so when someone wants to attempt any of them, let me know.

Looking forward to your comments on Closet Land, Anke. It is a chilling film!

Monday, October 25th 2004 - 09:02:41 PM

 

 

Name:

Anke

E-mail address:

ankeboe@planet.nl

Comments:

Past times do have a website...
Past Times

I still don't know how to post an adress properly... But you can also go to google and type 'past time shop' that will do the trick. They do have wonderfull items!!!

If anyone is interested:
Dogma - region 1
free!!! Delivery costs only

I just recieved Closet land today... I will let you all know what I thought of it as soon as I have seen it.

Monday, October 25th 2004 - 08:04:59 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Claudia: my Snape video suggestion was "You can do magic" by America. And I had one for Metatron as well: "Angel" by Madonna. :-) I wish I had the software (and the time) to do them myself.

Sue: Do you know if the store you mentioned has a website?

Monday, October 25th 2004 - 07:33:05 PM

 

 

Name:

sue

Location:

England

Comments:

Sabine that brooch looks very Celtic, pity you aren't in the UK cos the chain "Past Times" sell lots of lovely stuff like that.

Monday, October 25th 2004 - 02:39:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

I've got the Lost Prince, Claudia. I can mail it to you ...

Monday, October 25th 2004 - 02:12:17 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

You're right Emily. The pic is from Mephisto

Monday, October 25th 2004 - 01:55:17 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Yes, it was fast, Emily. Only wish the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences would work as fast on those Emmy tapes as BBC did on the radio plays!

I am sick sick sick! At lunchtime, I went to check the machine I had recording The Lost Prince last night and found that stupid me didn't put the tv on the right channel so now I have a copy of Kate and Leopold. Please please someone tell me they recorded it and is willing to make me a copy or loan you copy so I can make a copy.

Monday, October 25th 2004 - 01:31:57 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Me again...sorry. I was curious about "Hecuba" and went searching. Here the result and where you can read the text Hecuba

Monday, October 25th 2004 - 11:30:52 AM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

I think that photo was from "Mephisto" ...

Very interesting that the radio plays have gone off the EBay listing. She must have been contacted by the BBC! They worked fast in this case, didn't they? Maybe they do have an interest (and a plan?) in putting these plays on the market themselves.



Monday, October 25th 2004 - 11:29:45 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

According to Lauren: AR was spotted on Saturday evening at the Donmar for Claire Higgins performance of Hecuba. He sat on Row B.

Its always nice to get site reportings!

Monday, October 25th 2004 - 11:28:20 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

What a find, Sniv! Thanks for sharing!!! OK, you theatre buffs...which play was this taken????

Monday, October 25th 2004 - 10:28:42 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Hiya, melissa! And welcome to our little corner of AR online. Hope you will visit often! There are lots of young AR fans. I have to admit though, Snape has inspired a great many of the younger fans but there were a few before Snape.

And good morning to everyone!

News on the eBay radio plays--all the auctions for the CDs have been taken down....for the moment. Any bets as to who will be the first to put them back up once they think things have calmed down??? Doesn't really matter, since all of them are freely available now if someone chooses to buy them, then that is really their problem, I suppose. Although the CD for RADA idea was nixed, I am still working on an idea that Emily had which is doing some tutorials of how to burn music and data CDs. I hope that will help curb the purchases too.

Join the TMD tissue club, Sel! I had a friend that sent me a little pocket pack of tissues that had the blue sky and clouds design on the pack...they were perfect for a couple viewings of the film! It doesn't matter how many times I watch it....I start crying when he first comes back and work myself up to a full fledge snot queen by the end. I doubt anything will ever take its place for me. I even watched it this past weekend.

Hobby Lobby and Michaels are excellent choices for the brooch materials! I love those stores.....even though I have not a creative bone in my body, I could get lost in those stores for hours.

Thanks for the pics. Joy, the pic of McGonagall is nice. I really like Dame Maggie Smith. She is a great actress and perfect for McGonagall. Susan...thanks for Aurora's photobucket AABA pics. I just lurv him in that leather jacket!

I don't know about StML getting to Australian tv, Carla, but it is coming out on DVD in Jan, if that helps.

Great video suggestion, Lucy. Is anyone willing to take up the cause??? I think Sabine had a great Snape suggestion a while back that I farmed out but I am beginning to think it might not materialize. Sabine, please throw out your idea again and let's see if we can get some volunteers to do them?

OT I finished watching Stephen Poliakoff's The Lost Prince last night and I have to say that Poliakoff really did a brilliant job in telling the stories of this era. I cried so hard when Prince John made the family sit still while he performed on his trumpet for them....and the pride in his father's eyes was just heartbreaking. As was with the first part, after the end of the film, they finished airing the behind the scenes taking up where they left off. Bill Nighy talked a bit about his part as Stamfordham. They focused a bit on the Romanovs just prior to Nicholas' abdication and then their subsequent deaths and while doing so showed a picture of the real Rasputin with Alexandria. Very interesting and heartbreaking era. I recommend The Lost Prince to everyone.

Monday, October 25th 2004 - 10:27:18 AM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Hello all!

I just "found" some songs from the Blow Dry soundtrack ahh it brings back memories...

Thanks for the link to the AABA-screen caps! Thank you very much! I havent seen the film *sniff*...Im still trying to hunt it down, but living in DK does not make it better...Bah!

Thought Id share this picture with you guys :-D


Monday, October 25th 2004 - 10:22:59 AM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

That really was a great McGonagall pic, Joy!

I was listening to the radio the other day, and I heard a song that would make a great AR song vid: "Born Too Late" by the Poni-Tails.

Now I can't make videos because for one thing I've never done it before, and for another I don't have the software, so I leave the idea to someone else.

Monday, October 25th 2004 - 08:23:55 AM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

R. Joy: thanks for you tips! I believe that we do have a Hobby Lobby in the area as well as a Michaels. I will check them out as soon as I can. And thanks for the great McGonagall pic as well!

Monday, October 25th 2004 - 07:39:51 AM

 

 

Name:

Carla

Location:

Australia

E-mail address:

pork97@hotmail

Comments:

Hey i'm back ( not that i really left.)
I'd like to say 2 melissa that isn't he great! Though i have the feeling that i am younger than you...Enough said.

I'm very sad haveing to depart with my "truly madly deeply" DVD. Though my friend does half own it and i'm get Dogma in return so maybe its not all bad. I wish STLM would come to Australia tv but i very much doubt it or i have missed it when i didn't know about it. I really really wanna see it.
see you when i have somthing to say

Monday, October 25th 2004 - 03:50:02 AM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CA

E-mail address:

rawlinss@rcn.com

Comments:

Anyone know good screen cap. software for Macs? I've tried I-Photo with fairly crummy results. Is there anything in PhotoShop? I'd appreciate suggestions, and, since Macs are only 5% of the market, why not write me off-list? Meanwhile, Aurora of Suzanne's Guest Book has AABA DVD caps at Aurora's AABA DVD caps [Claudia, could you make that a link? I haven't the least clue--thanks]--36 new pix of the lovely P. L. O'Hara.

Monday, October 25th 2004 - 02:59:38 AM

 

 

Name:

R. Joy

Comments:

Sabine:

I've always been trying to figure out exactly what the design on McGonagall's brooch is. Until I was able to watch the DVD and use the Zoom feature, I had thought it looked very much like a Claddagh. Now that I've seen it more closely, I guess it's some sort of antique brooch with glass beads or something...

I'm not sure about where to find a brooch that is similar, but you may want to check out a Hobby Lobby store or whatever hobby stores you have in your area. For future reference to anyone who might want to know, here's a good pic of McGonagall that shows her brooch quite clearly:

Pic of McGonagall

Joy

Monday, October 25th 2004 - 01:22:31 AM

 

 

Name:

melissa

Comments:

I "discovered" AR relatively recently and was astounded to find out that i am not the only person (young enough to be at least his daughter) who thinks he is THE sexiest man alive!!!!! I mean WOW!!!!!
that said, your site is amazing.........all of the people who contribute are really great, and thankyou on behalf of the less technologically smart people who could never figure out how to get stuff from tv to internet.

Sunday, October 24th 2004 - 11:19:02 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

This is slightly OT, but I was wondering if you guys could help me with something. I am trying to put together a Professor McGonagall costume for a SciFi/Fantasy convention next year. I still need to find a clasp/brooch that looks like the one Prof. M wears on the collar of her black dress. It looks like a Hogwarts symbol. If anyone can point me in the direction where to find something like this, that'd be really great! My e-mail address is carpediem@alltel.net.
Thanks guys! :-)

Sunday, October 24th 2004 - 08:25:39 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Hellooo

Sorry I havent been here for a while, but hw is getting the "better" of me...

Anyways just popping in to say Im here...(Im always here but not always posting) :-D

Hope you all had a nice weekend!

Sunday, October 24th 2004 - 04:08:27 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Just watched the MC video Elaine made. Great work, Elaine!

Sunday, October 24th 2004 - 01:54:09 PM

 

 

Name:

Selena

Location:

Oklahoma

E-mail address:

selena_luvs_tejano@yahoo.com

Homepage URL:

http://www.geocities.com/selena_pippins_lil_hobbit/

Comments:

hey everyone! ((((big hugs)))

guess what? I fianlly saw "Truly,Madly Deeply"! what a great movie it was! I cried my eyes out!! :( Alan was so great in it. I can't wait to see other movies w/him in it! I just love him so much!

anyway I hope all is well with you all . ttys.~Sel

Sunday, October 24th 2004 - 01:32:04 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Oops, forgot to respond to Barbara. I don't know if a R2 of AABA will be released at all. But when the R1 of CME came out in the US there was no word of an R2 in the making. If you can't wait and do go ahead and buy the R4 and then, if by some streak of luck my predicition does come to live and an extra packed R2 comes out....I'm sure you would be able to easily sell your R4 on eBay or Amazon Marketsellers (my preferred way).

Our landscapes are turning here too, Sue. Beautiful colors! Nothing prettier than a Bradford Pear tree in the fall...but a mess to rake up! LOL

Sunday, October 24th 2004 - 12:43:23 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Just noticed that my earlier post got swallowed up somewhere. :-) Anyway, I just wanted to thank you, Claudia, for the new radio plays! You're the best!


Sunday, October 24th 2004 - 12:24:05 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

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

Comments:

Nice video Elaine!
Well in the UK it is a pleasant but blowy day after the last 3 days of awful weather.
Went to a local arboretum to see the autumn tints but apart from the gorgeous acers there is still a week or so to go (if the wind doesn't blow them all off!)before everything turns.

Sunday, October 24th 2004 - 11:13:17 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Update to the Music Video page. Elaine has created and contributed a wonderful music video in tribute to Eamon de Valera. Thanks for your hard work, Elaine.

Its been quiet in here over the weekend. I hope everyone is out having a great time this weekend...the last full weekend before the time change.

Sunday, October 24th 2004 - 10:08:25 AM

 

 

Name:

Barbara

Location:

New Zealand

Comments:

Thanks Claudia, for your response on Suzanne's Guest Book. I have family in London who could send me Region 2 DVDs but I wanted AABA as soon as possible! There doesn't seem any date for region 2 release. My TMD bought here in NZ doesn't have extras. Thanks for all the lovely new downloads. Really think I'd better get broadband as dial-up takes so long. Best regards.

Sunday, October 24th 2004 - 05:06:26 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thanks for the info on An Awfully Big Adventure DVD-R4. I know the clarity must be worth every penny but I think I am going to hold out just a bit and see if an R2 comes out with some extras. The Close My Eyes DVD release taught me a valuable lesson. I didn't have problems getting rid of my R1s (yes I bought 2--1 for me and 1 for a British friend) but I still think I will wait just a bit. Any chance you will do some caps and share with us?

Saturday, October 23rd 2004 - 08:10:18 PM

 

 

Name:

Susan

Location:

CA

Comments:

No extras on the Australian DVD of AABA, but the much improved visual clarity, depth, color, and sound make it a really wonderful film--and I already loved it dearly. Those red phone booths stand out as the only vivid color in Liverpool--which, for Stella, they probably are. Plays on multi-region DVD players. Well worth it, at least to me.

Saturday, October 23rd 2004 - 06:44:34 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Updates!!! Thanks to martha for sending me the three radio plays on CD which saved me a lot of time and work in digitizing the tapes I've had for what seems like forever. So now, I give you.....Blood Wedding, Gridlock, and That Man, Bracken. Be sure to share your thought as you listen to them. They are huge files so if you have a dial up connection, you might want to fire up the download accelerator program.

Now I am off to listen to them myself while I nurse a headache. See yall later.

Saturday, October 23rd 2004 - 02:55:14 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Comments:

I was also thinking how in the world did she keep a straight face with all the feathers, all the funny lines, yelling in her ear and at times AR prancing around and talking to himself in the background. It would have been impossible for me not to laugh out loud!!

Friday, October 22nd 2004 - 07:38:37 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Comments:

I hate to say it *grins*
Is that one of those it hurts so good??? LOL

Kathy

Friday, October 22nd 2004 - 07:35:40 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Quote:
--------------------------------------------------------
But I suppose all of that pain and torture is wiped away by getting to be held and kissed by AR! LOL
---------------------------------------------------------

Would work for me!

Friday, October 22nd 2004 - 04:59:20 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Hmmmm, always a bride's maid but never the bride! ;-)

Friday, October 22nd 2004 - 03:29:32 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

I second Claudia's shameless plug. I love my Go Video DVD recorder so much I want to marry it. Claudia, you can be the maid of honor, since you introduced us.

Friday, October 22nd 2004 - 01:53:47 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

OK...I know of Til Schweiger and Heike Makatsch! Funny though, I thought Schweiger's accent in JK was manufactured but I guess it wasn't! The only reason I can think of to explain is that everyone else was manufacturing their accents so why not the German guy too??? Sorry, Mr. Schweiger!

I have been in the process of converting my AR collection over to DVD. Last night I did FSAS.

S-P-O-I-L-E-R-S!!!!!!

Is it just me or did anyone else's ear drum actually vibrate when Israel "of the ten tribes no less" Yates yells into Abegail's ear? I was thinking last night....poor Eleanor David....the things she had to endure for this program. First, all those feathers in her face. Gawd, don't you know that her face itched and she had to sneeze!!!! Then of course there is the yelling in her ear. But I suppose all of that pain and torture is wiped away by getting to be held and kissed by AR! LOL

OT--for anyone is interested in getting a DVD recorder: I just can't resist recommending Go Video. OK shameless plug over.

Friday, October 22nd 2004 - 01:42:30 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Forgot something again (sheesh!): Juergen Prochnow also played the commander of the submarine in the German movie "Das Boot." That was waaaay back in the eighties. Maybe some of you guys will remember this movie. :-)

Friday, October 22nd 2004 - 01:22:36 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Nicole: I totally forgot about Til Schweiger, and he was in "Judas Kiss!" Duh! LOL

Friday, October 22nd 2004 - 01:16:01 PM

 

 

Name:

Nicole (RickiNicki)

Comments:

Of course I forgot Franka Potente and Heike Makatsch (but I don't think she's famous in Hollywood just because she played in Love Actually)

Friday, October 22nd 2004 - 12:58:34 PM

 

 

Name:

Nicole (RickiNicki)

Comments:

Sabine, I just know Armin Müller-Stahl, the other one I don't know.

But I know some other German actors like Til Schweiger, Ralf Moeller, who are famous, and some directors like Wolfang Petersen, Roland Emmerich and Uli Edel (who comes from Baden which I am proud of)

Friday, October 22nd 2004 - 12:56:15 PM

 

 

Name:

Vee

Location:

Louisiana

E-mail address:

sdeaconsm@aol.com

Comments:

Hi, all, and Happy Friday to you too!! I plan to spend the weekend going through listening and reading the page.
Should be a great way to spend my time.

Vee

Friday, October 22nd 2004 - 12:03:20 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Claudia, I actually like "Waterworld" and "The Postman"... *waiting for tomatoes to be thrown* LOL

I guess I'm more familiar with the German actors that made it in Hollywood because I grew up watching them on German TV. :-) Juergen Prochnow played Gen. Ivan Radek (the guy the other terrorists tried to get released from prison) in "Air Force One", he was Major Mueller in "The English Patient" and he played David Bannon (the house guest of Demi Moore and Michael Biehn) in "The Seventh Sign." Armin Mueller-Stahl was in "Mission to Mars", he played Dr. Kirschbaum in "Jakob the Liar" (with Robin Williams), and he played Peter in "Shine" (with Geoffrey Rush). I think these would be the movies you guys would be most familiar with. If I remember correctly, Juergen Prochnow was also in one of the Beverly Hills Cop movies (maybe the second one?).
Hope this helps. :-)

Friday, October 22nd 2004 - 11:41:33 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Happy Friday, everyone!!!

I've been a big fan of Costner's since Fandango. Nobody else could have pulled off Crash Davis in Bull Durham or Jake in Silverado any better than KC. And there are many more parts he's done that fit him to a "T". Field of Dreams and Dances with Wolves are yet others. I think, for every actor (male and female), at one time or another, accepts a part or script that they should have run away from. And KC has had his share. RHPoT, Waterworld, The Postman and a few others. However, his reported behavior during the editing of RHPoT is inexcusable....period. AR has always sugar coated the shooting and editing choices of RHPoT until his interview for the Close My Eyes DVD-R2 where he is a little more honest about what really went on. For instance he talks about how Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio had been going back and forth between scenes with AR and KC and MEM stated "I want to be in his film" (speaking about AR's scenes) which, for me, indicates the creativity and professionalism that was taking place in AR's scenes versus what was going on with KC.

Sabine, I'm not familiar the German actors you mentioned. What is some of their work that I might be familiar with?

Elaine! The mention of the birthday donation to RADA in the Friends of RADA magazine is wonderful news! Thanks for the info.

Friday, October 22nd 2004 - 10:06:49 AM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

I once read an intereview where Alan talked about the deleted Robin Hood scenes and he was very ok with it, but he did say that the scene he was most sorry didnt make it was the one where the Sheriff finds out who his mother is...or something like that...anyways that was the scene he was most sorry about not making it.

I also like the scene where he talks with the barons etc. and then introduces the Celts chief (whatever) ...lol

Friday, October 22nd 2004 - 08:58:40 AM

 

 

Name:

Carla

Location:

Aussie land

Comments:

Thanks for the news on the deleted scenes in RHPoT. I always wondered what the deal was with Mortiana she wasn't in the real story. I wish they stuck with the real story of robin hood in that the sheriff doesn't die (he goes to jail but) and Robin hood does.

I'm sorry to whoever liked Field of Dreams but i thought that movie really really sucked. sorry but its true.

Friday, October 22nd 2004 - 03:51:58 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Almost forgot - Sabine, I love "Field of Dreams" as a film, but still can't quite bring myself to admire KC for his acting! He blew it in RHPoT. He should not have cast actors (one in particular) that would act him off the screen!Although, I have to question the selection of Morgan Friedman. His worst line? - "Damned English Oak" (cringe cringe...)

Thursday, October 21st 2004 - 09:53:54 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Hi Claudia, and everyone.
Like the donations idea, Claudia but it could get a bit unweildy to manage so probably right that you shelve it. In case anyone is interested, in the latest RADA magazine for the Friends, they have a list of recent donations, and one of them is the "Alan Rickman Fan Club" from the "Just Donations" page. So it is noticed, and I am sure the man himself has noted it too! (No other actor is honoured in that vein!)
E Bay is a good source for hard to get items but you really need to have your wits about you, and it is sometimes very hard not to get carried away! I let myself go mad once and shelled out over £50 for a photo, but no more! And don't bid too early - it puts the price up!
Looking forward to a week off now, and lots of nights curled up with a good AR movie!

Thursday, October 21st 2004 - 09:50:09 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Kathy, I agree with you about KC's wooden acting, but "Field of Dreams" is still one of my favorite movies. :-)

As far as British actors playing diverse roles: maybe Britain is similar to Germany. The German film industry was pretty much non-existent in the eighties and early nineties, I think that changed a little bit over the past few years. But that's why a lot of German actors would do theater, TV, variety shows, etc. There was just not much else available. A few German actors did make it to Hollywood (like Juergen Prochnow and Armin Mueller-Stahl), but they were in the minority. Just my two cents. :-)

Thursday, October 21st 2004 - 07:46:57 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

GG, it doesn't look like there are any deleted scenes on CL. Here's the description of the extras "Interactive Menus, Scene Access, Film credits, Cast, Filmographies, Trailer". Doesn't say whether there's a director's commentary either. Its a terrible shame cause this one really needs a commentary...preferably by AR ;-)

Kathy....did you see Geraldine McEwan in Magdalene Sisters? Ohhh if not, see if you can find it for rent. GM was flawless.

Vee, you can certainly say "Colin Firth" here! ROTFL!! I would love to see AR and CF in a film together. I know they were in LA together but I would like to see them interacting together.

Thursday, October 21st 2004 - 06:05:48 PM

 

 

Name:

GG

Location:

UK

Comments:

I bought my copy of RHPOT DVD in America last year and it is one of the best things I have ever invested in. The deleted scenes make the film come together as a whole and they are mostly AR scenes. It cost me $24.99 and was well worth the money. I've watched it countless times.

Does anyone know if there are deleted scenes in the Closetland DVD? I have it on video but I am wondering whether to get the DVD.

Thursday, October 21st 2004 - 05:49:04 PM

 

 

Name:

Vee

Location:

LA

E-mail address:

sdeaconsm@aol.com

Comments:

Just checking in. I have absolutely no idea what you all may be talking about, but I hope to get it figured out slowly, as I learn the site, what's what, and who's who, here. I hope I don't get into trouble, but I am not as great an Alan fan as I am a fan of "You Know Who",Claudia, but he does run a close second. (No tomatos, please!) I still think I will enjoy the site.

Lizzie and Jo will probably check in soon. Lizzie is still battling Pfizer,since they are such a large company, and trying to play "hard ball", she has her hands full, while Jo is trying to reach Aunrea and determine what is wrong with the site. Do you have any idea how to reach FranB?

Vee


Thursday, October 21st 2004 - 05:43:36 PM

 

 

Name:

kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Hi everyone-
Found this lovely interview with AR on the HBO site about STLM.

StLM Interview (linked by admin)

Geraldine McEwan is one of my very favorites. I was pleasantly surprised to see her in RHPoT. One of the reasons I originally didn't go to see the movie (not knowing AR at the time :-) ) was that I can't stand KC he is so wooden and plays KC in every movie he is in.

I also like the idea that they have in Britain of using their actors in a variety of roles. You see them all the time here and there in small parts, big parts. Comedy. tragedy, TV or Film they are used. I don't know if it is the actors who are not prima donnas or the British film industry is not into type casting or some version of all of the above. It seems more of a community than in the US.

Enjoy the interview

Kathy


Thursday, October 21st 2004 - 03:58:06 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

LOL OMG I just saw that clip where Robbie Coltrane says that Alan has grown up etc. LOL So funny! Aww and so cute *hugs Alan through screen*

Thursday, October 21st 2004 - 11:15:12 AM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Back...from busy'ness...bah

Ok Carla LOL about your teacher! LOL

And about Robin Hood, I love the deleted scene where he realizes *SPOILER* Mortiana is his mother! LOL I love it when AR says: "How dare you spy on me!" LOL ahh *melts*

Ill check out the new update Claudia, thanks again for this great great site! *celebrates*

Thursday, October 21st 2004 - 10:59:45 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thanks to everyone that offered their thoughts about the Radio Play CD for RADA donation project both here and in private email. Sadly, the response has been an overwhelming concern for me and the future of this site if I go forward. And after a lot of thought, I have to agree. Thanks again to everyone for helping with the decision. So, scratch the thing and let's get on with some F-U-N!

As for eBay. I think I am guilty of letting the blood suckers cloud my opinion of eBay as a whole. I have never had an "eBay experience" and really don't ever intend to but I have heard positive stories like those that have been related here. If only eBay would just crack down on the people the take advantage of others in their quest to make a buck.

Vee!!!! So glad you made it back to us and I hope Jo and Lizzie will make it soon too. I'll be glad when Aunrea can get EM back up and running--I miss it. If you don't see your post right away, click the "Refresh" button in your Browser's menu and your post should appear.

Thanks for the DVD news on An Awfully Big Adventure, Rasputin, and Closet Land, sonoma. I've had the region 2 of R for a long time and I definitely enjoy it much more than the tape. AABA and CL, I just recorded to DVD myself so I want to wait and see if it will be like the Close My Eyes DVD and have some yummy extras if it comes out in region 2!

"Commitments" does sound like interesting reading!

RHPoT, Special Edition which contains all of AR's cut scenes is very well worth the money I spent which I think was around 20. I think if it had been 30 it would have only taken me just a bit longer to press that "Submit Order" button. Zzzz, the music for RHPoT was scored by none other than Michael Kamen. I think that explains why the music fit the scene so very well.

Thursday, October 21st 2004 - 08:04:30 AM

 

 

Name:

carla

Location:

Australia

Comments:

Is there any good deleted scenes in RHPoT? i was gonna get it but $30 bucks! get out of here! Finding it for a buck in VHS is much better value :) (even if its taped off tv)i found a really good article bagging Costner's preformance

I'm worried, my chemisty teacher is alot like Snape but lacking style, wit and presence and he looks like a camel.(maybe that means he's not like snape) He gave us 2 speaches that were really simmilar to ones in the book though... i was very scared. But we hope he'll be fired by the end of the year.

Thursday, October 21st 2004 - 03:58:04 AM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

The words "Alan" and "cake" in one sentence... that does sound yummy! LOL

Lucy, the funny thing is that I didn't realize how bad KC's acting was the first time I saw RHPoT because I didn't hear his real voice. I saw the German version, which was dubbed, and I guess the actor who supplied the German voice must have done a pretty good job! :-)

Wednesday, October 20th 2004 - 09:06:33 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

It's amazing the difference between Kevin Cosner and Alan Rickman in RHPoT. Kevin looks like a high school kid reading off a cue card. Alan is chewing up the scenery, spitting it out, and chewing it up again! All the close-ups are silly, and the death scene reminds me of the one in the Naked Gun (am I remembering this right?) I halfway expect Alan to step into a cake!

And he looks so yummy doing it.

Wednesday, October 20th 2004 - 08:35:49 PM

 

 

Name:

Zzzzz

Comments:

I enjoyed all the AR movies I've seen so far with AABA being #1 and "Michael Collins" being the most difficult to understand. I'm buying the "Love Actually" DVD soon. We have a joke, my husband and I, that many times we like the movies the critics didn't like and too often those movies the critics recommended we found disappointing. Hmmm.

AABA is dark humor and so is the Sheriff in RHPoT. AR said in an interview that he wanted to put some humor into RHPoT because first of all it was a fantasy, and secondly it was violent. If you listen to the music while the Sheriff dies, even the music is a bit silly; the message is not to take the film too seriously. Wow! even Lucy's 4-year-old was laughing at the Sheriff's cartoon-like manner!

Claudia, I saw an emoticon that's a little gray kitten eating from a bowl with its tail wagging-- honest to goodness we have a cat just like it! I went to a site where they have these, but I'm wary about using them because there was an agreement that was a mile long; got too intimidated to use them. Goodness! things are getting restrictive! 9_9 *rolls eyes*

Wednesday, October 20th 2004 - 08:20:23 PM

 

 

Name:

Zzzzz

Location:

Getting chilly US

Comments:

` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ``` ` ` ` ` `** * ******` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` `` ` ` ` ` ` ` ***** *

Mesmerizing Snow Flurries

Zzzzz

Wednesday, October 20th 2004 - 07:55:06 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

Sorry again, personal matters have me in a tizzy--should have added that AABA is Region 4 and CL and Rasputin are Region 2. No extras, except I think CL is supposed to have the trailer and some other info, but no doubt in Spanish. Rasp has optional Dutch subtitles, CL looks to have English language with Spanish subtitles, don't know if they're optional or not.

Wednesday, October 20th 2004 - 05:56:00 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

oops, meant to add that Closet Land is available at dvdgo.com and starscafe.com, but I seem to remember extremely high postage costs.

Am reading Commitments right now--very politically oriented, about "the private lives of a group of young left-wing activists in London in the early 1970's."

Wednesday, October 20th 2004 - 05:37:02 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

Lots of interesting posts! The idea of selling low priced AR audios sounds good--it might be good to ask Catherine if donations from the sales would be okay? I know the Ebay people get away with it easily enough, but I wouldn't want anyone here to get in trouble. As for Ebay, I've both bought and sold and can't say I think it's completely evil, but I cringe at all of the questionable items being bid on, such as forged autographs and items lifted free off the internet. I've gotten some great things there, but you have to be very very careful.

In case anyone is looking for DVDs of AABA and Rasputin, I just got ones I ordered from dvdcrave.com and proxis.be (respectively). AABA only comes to around $15 (postage incl) for the US, and Rasputin was about $20. I have both on video, but I have to say the clarity of the DVDs is great. Closet Land is available from dvdgo.com

Wednesday, October 20th 2004 - 05:25:47 PM

 

 

Name:

Vee

Location:

LA

E-mail address:

sdeaconsm@aol.com

Comments:

Great!! I finally see the post. I will have to take some time over the next few days and go through the site a bit at a time.

Thanks for fixing things for me. Don't see a post from Lizzie yet, but I did send her the address.

Vee

Wednesday, October 20th 2004 - 04:48:48 PM

 

 

Name:

Vee

Location:

Louisiana

E-mail address:

sdeaconsm@aol.com

Comments:

Claudia:

Found my way back to your site. Jo gave the the address. It is really well done. Glad I found it again.

Vee

Wednesday, October 20th 2004 - 02:19:22 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Claudia, I think your idea is great! And the donation page you mentioned is probably the best way to go. At least I don't have a better idea. Maybe someone else does? :-)

My husband has bought and sold stuff on e-bay before, and so far, everything went well. (Knock on wood!)
Lucy, I guess your best bet is to look at the seller's history when you buy stuff. If they've sold hundreds of items and only got positive feedback, it's probably safe to buy from them.
BTW, the RHPOT story was too cute! :-)

Wednesday, October 20th 2004 - 11:49:45 AM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Personally I love Ebay. Mainly I buy rare books, but I haven't been ripped off yet.

I want so badly to bid on some of the rarer Alan Rickman movies. So far when I've bought movies I've done fairly well. I got the Elizabeth R series on DVD brand new and relatively cheaply, for instance. Anyway, rambling aside, does anybody out there have advice about which vendors are good or bad?

Anyway, I have a brag. Recently my dear husband bought RHPOT Special Edition-he actually spent twenty bucks on a movie he thinks is "bad". Later on that evening I saw him and my twin boys giggling at George, and the boys are only 4 years old!

The husband thinks it's pretty pitiful when the villain is the comic relief. Still, he's the one who plopped down the money...

Wednesday, October 20th 2004 - 11:35:35 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Judging by the reaction, this was obviously a hornet's nest that needed to be poked, Sue. So thanks and maybe, we as a group, can make a difference.

I might need to add that I do not intend on taking the plays down at all.

I am in full favor of keeping the donation process in the public eye so I am looking at the Just Giving site that Catherine opened last Feb to allow for donations to be made for his birthday. This site is only good until 21 Jan but I feel Catherine will get it re-newed for next year--or at least I hope she will. Does anyone have a better idea on handling the donations?

Wednesday, October 20th 2004 - 11:35:25 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

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

Comments:

Me being the one who brought up the hornet's nest in the first place, I think thats a great idea! (please feel free to sling some grammar into that sentence!)
It's one thing selling your own stuff on ebay but I get really hacked off by the people who have obviously downloaded stuff from elsewhere then copied it and flog it.
Mind you I think the people who buy the stuff are the biggest fools, especially the photos. Half the stuff can be found on the web and printed off anyway.
I have only succumbed once to ebay madness. I was surfing and suddenly noticed there was 5 mins to go on a cd of TTATEOW and they were selling for a fiver so I leapt in. It took ages to arrive after my cheque had cleared so I don't think I would risk it again anyway

Wednesday, October 20th 2004 - 11:15:52 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

SF came up with a fantastic idea and I wanted to run it by you all first and see what you think. The subject of the terrible act of selling AR's radio plays on eBay came up on Suzanne's GB yesterday and SF said that she has attempted to sell the CDs on eBay for a flat 5.00USD and donating the money to RADA. So I thought that since there are so many people that find it very difficult to download the plays AND many more that don't have the equipment or know how to burn to CD, I thought it might be really neat to make the same kind of offer on the Audio page. Give me some feedback please.

An interesting Google Alert made its way to my inbox this morning. Go East Sweet Prince Seems that Yukio Ninagawa, who directed AR in Tango at the End of Winter is now directing Michael Maloney in Hamlet. Michael Maloney was Mark in Truly Madly Deeply Why oh why is London that gets all the best stuff??? LOL

Wednesday, October 20th 2004 - 10:26:07 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

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

Comments:

Well he might not do much but yes he looks good! Thanks Claudia!!

Wednesday, October 20th 2004 - 08:01:42 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Updates! On the Television page, I've added the very brief clip of AR at the Billy Elliott London premiere that comes from the Billy Elliott DVD Extra.

Also on the Television page, I added the clip from E!'s 101 Awesome Moments in which AR helps present a Golden Globe award in 1998. He doesn't say a word but he is adorable in it.

And finally, I added a new link to the All Things Snape page to "Dangerous Detentions".

Tuesday, October 19th 2004 - 08:42:22 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thanks so much to everyone for the wonderful links. I haven't yet been able to look at them in depth but they are going to make some awfully good reading soon.

Thanks for the report on the Peace Rally, GG. Is it cold enough there for him to have worn the grey woolly hat again? Its hard for me to imagine because its been a nice 70-85F (21-29C) here in Georgia.

sonoma, let me guess, your dream was after a particularly long evening of AR stage research! The only AR dream I have ever had was just a day or two before the Love Actually premiere. The cinema I was at was more like dinner theatre because my Sweetie and I were sitting at a table. Across the isle from us was a set of bleachers filled with people and in the middle of the crowd was Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson seating together. AR's leg was up on the bench ahead of him and Emma had her elbow sitting on top of his knee propping her head up. As we watched LA, I realized that it was a live performance and that it was actually a musical. Go figure! LOL

No...you weren't off topic, Lucy or Carla. Not at all.

Love the Blended CME pic, Sue! The Lost Prince was absolutely worth the wait. In fact, I had a friend record if for me back a couple of years ago but the conversion was put on hold several times. At least one good thing came from the conversion diversions! LOL

Interesting about the new Poliakoff project. If anyone reads or hears something, please let us know. IMDb lists Nighy and Richardson (also with the fabulous Judi Dench) in The Assumption to be released in 2005. The project has Anthony Minghella listed as a writing credit. But I can find no director for this film or am I missing it?

Speaking of Bill Nighy. I was at my neighborhood library last week and picked up a couple of DVDs to check out. One of those was I Capture the Castle. It is a wonderful coming of age story set in rural England in the 30s. BN plays the eccentric father and does a superior job. I thoroughly enjoyed this film and plan to purchase it.

Tuesday, October 19th 2004 - 11:19:27 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Comments:

Sorry i have been used to LJ and forgot to do the HTML for the pic.

Tuesday, October 19th 2004 - 06:02:54 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

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

Comments:

Lots of interesting stuff about the plays. Keep it coming.
All I have to offer is a little pic I played with PSP8. A Poliakoff connection anyway.


Blended CME (linked by admin)

The Lost Prince was marvellous wasn't it? BTW I heard an interview with Bill Nighy the other day and he said he was in Edinburgh filming a new Poliakoff with Miranda Richardson. He said it was untitled and unfortunately didn't say what it was about.

Tuesday, October 19th 2004 - 06:01:41 AM

 

 

Name:

Carla

Location:

Australia

E-mail address:

pork97@hotmail.com

Comments:

I'm v. happy at a market i found Robin Hood for $1.00 unfortunatly taped off tv but i saw some interesting old ads mainly one for soy milk that contained Simon Baker (in Judas kiss)as a background charector with no speaking role.

not that interesting and i souldn't get off topic but it connected so... yeah

Tuesday, October 19th 2004 - 03:58:49 AM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Thanks for the info about doollee.com. What a cool site ... I've always been curious about the Dusty Hughes plays that AR was in. I see that "bad Language" is not published, but "Commitments" is. Has anyone read "Commitments"?


Monday, October 18th 2004 - 10:45:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

I just checked out doollee.com. Nice site! I found something I thought was interesting while I was looking for the Richard Crane version of Brothers Karamazov: Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time has been adapted twice into play form. For you Potterheads out there that's the book the guy in the Leaky Cauldron was reading in Prisoner of Azkaban. I thought that was a wonderful in-joke of Cuaron's.

Oh, well, I'm off topic, and you can delete this of course...

Monday, October 18th 2004 - 08:47:27 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

I just wanted to mention that Doollee.com is a mine of information about plays and playwrights. The listings are fairly extensive and I've found quite a lot of info there concerning AR's stagework. You can also often find out when plays were first published and by whom. Unfortunately several of the plays AR has been in were never published, but it's good to find that out too. As a measure of my interest in this matter, I once dreamed I met AR, and what did I do with this opportunity? I asked if I could please borrow his copy of Antonio (unpub. by Peter Barnes). He pulled it out of a file cabinet, but wouldn't lend it to me because he said he'd written notes all over it. I wouldn't have minded!

Monday, October 18th 2004 - 08:27:40 PM

 

 

Name:

GG

Location:

UK

Comments:

Emily, nothing in the papers or on the TV news about AR attending the Peace Rally in London. Unless he was incognito in the grey woolly hat again.

Monday, October 18th 2004 - 04:42:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thanks for the wealth of information, Lucy!

And to think that I admired him and the cast of Tango at the End of Winter because of the mass amount or work that must have went into working with a director that only spoke Japanese. But it would seem that he really got the "Wow" prize 10 years earlier for TBK!

Monday, October 18th 2004 - 02:40:53 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

OOH, Claudia, don't get me started, or I will post and post and post.

Here are the listings under Richard Crane in:

COPAC Union Catalogue , which holds the listing of 24 university research libraries in the UK and Ireland plus the British Library and the National Library of Scotland: Here's the listing.

and

Internet theater bookshop
Here's the listing

Unfortunately, neither of his adaptatations of Dostoevsky are listed. WAAH!

And I found this in an article called "Shaken and Stirred"  from the Directors Guild of Great Britain website. It's from a paper copyrighted by Richard Crane and Faynia Williams and presented by Faynia Williams:

The production was a groundbreaker in cultural exchange: a guest culture producing in its own language and tradition, the original work of its host. A feat of daring, rarely found outside the theatre.

When the exercise is reciprocated, with host performing to guest in a similar way, we have a Dance of the Cultures and an international understanding that cuts across the political divide.

We were both involved in exactly this kind of exchange when we took our English-language production of Brothers Karamazov, starring Alan Rickman, on a tour of the then Soviet Union. This was 1981 - a time of deep political frost when no other cultural exchanges were happening. Our tour included Tbilisi in Georgia, home of the Rustaveli Theatre, who reciprocated with a special performance of their own, very Georgian, Richard III. This made the cultural exchange complete and produced a physical accord, best likened to the exchange of football shirts at the end of an international match.

Mr. Rickman does involve himself in interesting projects!


Monday, October 18th 2004 - 11:59:07 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Welcome to a new week, everyone! Sorry to have not been around much but I really needed a bit of time away from the computer!

Hello, Carla! Welcome and hope you will come back here often. From what I've read the Rasputin script did follow as closely as possible to what is thought to have really happened during Rasputin's murder so if the book you mentioned did the same, then it would seem like it was lifted from the film...or visa versa.

I was watching Masterpiece Theatre's airing of The Lost Prince (the story of Prince John) last night. They've broken the airing up into two parts with the next part being aired next Sunday. The last half hour of the 2 hour time slot was filled with a little bit of behind the scenes with Stephen Poliakoff and some of the stars and the rest was some historical narration and film footage of the real people behind the characters. The Romanovs were a big part of that era and were related to Prince John. So in the historical part, they touched on a bit of Romanov history including the rumor of Rasputin's link to their downfall.

All the AR stage talk is exciting! sonoma and Lucy, please keep it coming. Crane is yet another it would seem AR likes to work with. I will have to see what I can dig up one day! Would love to see AR sling a shot glass across a bar--I can vision it as I type this lol

Gissing's Girl--FSAS was part 2 of the Spirit of Man trilogy that was aired in the UK in 1989. I would actually love to see part 1 and 3 as well. I'm hoping PBS will pick up some of the old stuff one day. And as Anke said, I have the clip on the television page for download. Its very well worth the time to download, that's for sure!

Kathy, I have to agree with Sabine. I doubt very seriously you would have slept through any of AR's performances--jet lagged or not! But, AR played Laertes in 1977 at the Bristol Old Vic and then he played Hamlet in 1992 at Riverside Studio.

Emily, I've been looking at all the picture services and nothing has surfaced yet. Hopefully, there will be something...a pic...an article...something soon.

Monday, October 18th 2004 - 09:11:10 AM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Ah yes Karmen has made some beautiful music...He also made the music for Robin Hood...

And I dont know Emily (I dont live in England)...

I sooo wanna watch Rasputin, mostly because his character is pretty dark and well he won a GG for his performance! And I have heard (not only from you guys) thats its a vert good movie!

Monday, October 18th 2004 - 08:47:45 AM

 

 

Name:

Carla

Location:

Australia

E-mail address:

pork97@hotmail.com

Comments:

I'm Glad i'm not the only one who really liked Rasputin. Did anyone else find it reall funny or is it just me? I had to watch it again i was surprised that in this book i read called 'assination' how discripive the death was it was like they copied it from the movie (maybe they did) i have to check the year it was written. It even described how he went over and admired the cabnet and the request to "see" the Gypsies.

Sorry if i ratttle on i have never written anything like this

Monday, October 18th 2004 - 08:36:36 AM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Does anyone know if AR attended the anti-war march in London today (Sunday)? Upwards of 70,000 people marched to Trafalgar Square ...

Sunday, October 17th 2004 - 09:02:11 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Kathy, I'm sure if AR had been in the play, you wouldn't have missed him! I really don't think anyone can sleep through an AR performance! LOL

I discovered Michael Kamen through AR as well and I'm very grateful for it. His music is so moving! I remember watching the first episode of "Band of Brothers" and when I heard the music, it almost made me cry. Needless to say, I had to find out who the composer was. And when I discovered it was Michael Kamen, I thought "Duh!", who else could evoke such emotions with his music! :-)

Sunday, October 17th 2004 - 11:02:12 AM

 

 

Name:

Anke

Comments:

You can find 'from sleep an shadow'on the television page, GG

Sunday, October 17th 2004 - 07:35:09 AM

 

 

Name:

GG

Location:

UK

Comments:

Can anyone clarify what is "From Sleep and Shadow", have I been missing something important?

Sunday, October 17th 2004 - 07:16:52 AM

 

 

Name:

Kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Sorry to change the flow of the conversation but I am sort of upset that I have come upon AR and his career so late in the game. I have found Michael Kamen and Peter Barnes who are so wonderful and so recently dead!! DArn! Darn! Darn! I thought PB had died a long time ago--I was looking for info about him and just discovered--I'm sure you all knew this--that he just died THIS summer. I very much love both The Preacher and Sleep and Shadow also and would have loved to have seen each of the series that they were in.

I love the theatre but have mostly been to musicals so am not up to snuff on all the stage plays. (Did "see" Hamlet at the RST in Strafford in 1980--sure hope AR wasn't in it because it was a freezing day, we had walked about 3 miles and I was jet lagged, needless to say when I sat in the warm theater I was in the land of nod in a flash, I would die if I thought I had slept thru an AR performance :-)))

I appreciate the discussion here because it broadens my scope of knowledge. There are so many more things I want to investigate and learn about--I hope I don't find too many others who have bitten the dust lately!


Sunday, October 17th 2004 - 02:57:34 AM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

Just to add to what Lucy found, Richard Crane also wrote Gunslinger from 1976, in which AR played Chief Black Moon, Little Thunder, and a Rancher. The Chief is described as "powerful and dignified, acute and dangerous," which I'm sure AR must have played quite well! The intro to the book also adds, "the cast spent a fortnight, under expert tuition, mastering the quick draw, knife-throwing, lariat-spinning, sliding a glass along a bar, square dancing and fist fights." I wonder if AR has kept up his skills over the years?

I'm especially interested in AR's stage work and am happy to see others are as well. It's great to be able to share info here! And thanks so much for the clarification on the BK you downloaded Claudia. Alas, my search for Crane's BK goes on...

Sunday, October 17th 2004 - 01:20:01 AM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

I found this this evening. At least it tells us Richard Crane is the author of the BK stage play. It’s from the Hungarian Theater Portal:

Peter Telihay, a young director now working in Szolnok, has come out with a version of The Brothers Karamazov, adapted by the British author Richard Crane. This is a fine adaptation for only four actors. Each actor plays a different brother (the fourth being the bastard Smerdyakov), and all of them also play the role of the father. Telihay works in a very small, circular, symbolic space. Two narrow bridges cross, and so, from above, they seem to form ancient Christian cross in a circle. Telihay assembles strong actors (at lease two of them are outstanding), and he creates an energetic, sometimes explosive show. Rhythm plays an important part in the work, and Telihay brings the actors very close to the spectators, where their ecstatic and painful passions indeed energize the audience.

At any rate here’s more about Crane (from The Script Factory, if anyone’s interested:

Richard Crane was Resident Dramatist at the National Theatre and Dramaturg at the Royal Court. He is the winner of 9 Edinburgh Fringe Firsts and nominated for Best New Play (Evening Standard) and Best Musical (Ivor Novello Award). His plays include Brothers Karamazov (Fortune Theatre), Mutiny! (Piccadilly), The Possessed (Almeida), Gogol (Royal Court), Vanity (Young Vic and Gate). As a screenwriter he has written for BBC, Channel 4 and the Children’s Film Foundation.

I found on another site that BK played at the Fortune theater in November-December 1981 This must have been the Edinburgh version.

Hopes this helps.

I wish I could see The Possessed. I’m reading that one right now.

Saturday, October 16th 2004 - 09:52:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

sonoma, I peeked back at what I grabbed from the Internet to see if it was the version you were asking about and what I did get was a copy of the book that was translated by Constance Garnett and not in play format--I'm sorry to get your hopes up. Here's the link

THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV

Funny Ode to Joy can be linked to at least three AR pieces that I can think of at the moment. TBK, Alanis Morissette hums the tune in Dogma, and the tune is played in Die Hard Can anyone think of anything else?

Anke, I will try to get the text into an online format as soon as I can. I also have The Preacher in digital format as well--but that one will require special permission from the dear soul that typed it and sent it to me. Once I get her permission, I'll post it as well.

Bravo to you and your acting group, Anke! What a thrill and honor! Tell us more about it, if you're so inclined!

Oh no, Barbara! You weren't coming off as a "know-all" at all. You were only trying to help. I should have been more descriptive in my wording and for you pointing that out...I am thankful. Yes, Hawthorne was versatile. I have loved him in so many things. I've been watching him in the Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister series and he is hilarious! Not to mention his role in Mapp and Lucia. He was like AR...could do anything.

Saturday, October 16th 2004 - 08:10:20 PM

 

 

Name:

Barbara

Location:

New Zealand

Comments:

Sorry, Claudia - misinterpreted your comment under FSAS, was not trying to be a know-all. Just thrilled that I got my hands on a copy and at the same time you came up trumps with the piece on your site. It was great seeing Nigel Hawthorne as well, he was pretty versatile, too wasn't he?

Saturday, October 16th 2004 - 06:50:59 PM

 

 

Name:

Anke

Location:

Home

Comments:

I have been away last weekend (won a price with my own acting! Well actually with the group I'm acting in...) and it was great to see how much people are writing here. I had quit a bit of catching up to do! Today I have been watching 'From sleep and shadow'. An other rare peace we should mention if we bump into AR... That will catch his attention! I don't know anything of the period it's been situated in, but I liked it very much. I loved the faces of both men when they realized it wasn't Gods voice she had heard but the voice of Israel. I thought it was quite funny. It was a bit difficult to hear all the lines they said... Perhaps due to the quality of the tape (no offense Claudia!), but when they were talking fast I lost it... I should read the play to get a real understanding. A DVD would be great! Well, lets not get our hopes up to much...

The Brothers Karamozov was played some time ago wasn't it? I read 1986 somewhere...

Anke

Saturday, October 16th 2004 - 06:43:47 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Here's the quote:

'In Germany, Holland, Switzerland. We took The Brothers Karamozov from the Edinburgh Festival to Russia, in English, with four actors, and a fur coat being swapped around. In one place we performed it in a 7th-century church on a hill and finished with the four of us singing The Ode to Joy climbing up a belltower - I don't think the Russians understood a word.'

It's hard to think of this book being broken down into a play with just four actors, but I could see Rickman as Alyosha or his older brother-and these days their father.

Saturday, October 16th 2004 - 04:30:45 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

I was trying to figure out which role Alan Rickman played in BK, too. I know it played at the Fortune Theatre with Bruce Alexander, Stephen Boxer, Peter Kelly, and Will Knightly, with AR thanked in the program. I have in my notes that in Brighton it starred Alan Rickman, Bruce Alexander, Stephen Boxer and Peter Kelly, but I don't know that AR played the role Will Knightly played at the Fortune. I would love to read that playscript, though--I believe at some point they sing Schiller's Ode to Joy?

Claudia, is that play still available for download? Is it the Richard Crane version?

Saturday, October 16th 2004 - 03:52:29 PM

 

 

Name:

Danielle

Comments:

Wow. Wow. Wow! I'd just like to thank everyone for putting these clips up and making them available. It's amazing! I love this site! Thank you!

Saturday, October 16th 2004 - 03:05:39 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thanks for the stage direction, Barbara. And thanks to a wonderful friend who sent me a copy of the book. Maybe I should change the wording to explain the abrupt ending. I was just concerned that downloaders might think that either their download got corrupted or the whole clip wasn't there. FSAS is part two of the Spirit of Man trilogy so I am sure all the credits were run after part three.

Vicki, you won't be sorry for taking the time on The Preacher. Be sure to give us your thoughts on it as well.

As for AR's work inspiring a quest for knowledge, I have to add my name to the list as well. AR's work has introduced me to so many things that although I had heard of while I was in school--I just never took an interest in. For instance, after Rasputin, I became very interested in Russian history. I love the Romanov family's history and was delightfully surprised to find out that Tsarista Aleksandra was the favorite granddaughter of Queen Victoria (for which Victoria Hamilton has inspired me to learn).......and I could go on and on! So yes....maybe AR is truly a Professor! LOL

Will you go for "Stage" for a $1000 on Lucy's question, Emily? *tee hee*. Sorry Lucy, I've read several articles that mention AR's appearance in BK as part of the Edingurgh Festival which then toured Russia but none that state what part he played. I have a copy of the play downloaded but have never had the time to print and read.

FSAS SPOILERS

I just love the way Sir Nigel Hawthorne and AR look at each other when they discover who truly was awakened! Priceless! I'm sure Hawthorne is missed very much.

Saturday, October 16th 2004 - 01:44:57 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

I read in an interview somewhere that Alan said he was in a production of the Brothers Karamazov in an old church in Russia. Does anyone know what part he played?

Saturday, October 16th 2004 - 11:50:34 AM

 

 

Name:

Kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Sonoma,
I agree with you totally. I have had to widen my view alot and have found so many interesting things I wouldn't have know without my admiration for AR and his work.

Emily,
Thanks for the info on rushes it was driving me crazy trying to think what it was.

Kathy

Saturday, October 16th 2004 - 01:20:46 AM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

I wonder if someday we'll be able to get stuff like The Preacher and From Sleep and Shadow on DVD? Actually, I'd love to see the whole series in both cases--Revolutionary Witness and The Spirit of Man. Alan Rickman is a great actor, but I'm equally dazzled by the great writing and depth of ideas in so many projects that he's chosen/was chosen for. I've never been the most literary person, but I've learned a lot from being an AR fan, that's for certain. Professor, indeed!

Saturday, October 16th 2004 - 12:01:50 AM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

I'll take "Filmmaking" for $200, Alex!

The rushes are the pieces of film that were shot during any given day. They are usually rough cuts of all the takes that were done of scenes. Some actors like to look at them to see how they're doing. Some won't go near them, like AR. He must just keep his idea of what he's trying to do all focussed in his head. Some directors won't show actors rushes because it messes with the actors' performances.

Friday, October 15th 2004 - 11:48:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

I have a question maybe someone can answer--I noticed that many times AR and other actors refer to the "rushes" in films AR doesn't like to look at them, others do--what are they?

I've never been privie to the actually making of a film so I am totally ignorant when it comes to the jargon!

Kathy

PS Claudia, I LOVED sleep and shadow--Peter Barnes is great
loved the little tad of humor.

Friday, October 15th 2004 - 11:24:27 PM

 

 

Name:

Vicki

Location:

Los Angeles

Comments:

Just a quick note in between loads of laundry....I loved the "Making of Mesmer". It was a glimpse of Alan at his most natural. I also downloaded "The Preacher" last night. Wow...that was such a great performance! I'm in the process of getting "From Sleep and Shadow". It will take me a couple of hours but if it's a good as "The Preacher" it will be well worth it.

Friday, October 15th 2004 - 08:20:12 PM

 

 

Name:

Barbara

Location:

New Zealand

Comments:

Hello again Claudia, thanks so much for "From Sleep and Shadow". It is absolutely marvellous to be able to see this.
I got the plays out of the library and that is how it ends - abruptly. While they are singing the stage direction says "Quick fade out". Warmest thanks and regards.

Friday, October 15th 2004 - 03:58:58 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

*catching up*

Oh those miniatures are sooo great! Amazing!...I really like AR's dressingroom! The details!

And the new film Kathy was talking about ..Mmmm...!

Im gonna head over to the website to have a look at your update Claudia! :-D

Friday, October 15th 2004 - 04:35:43 AM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Emily: my husband and I actually watched "Sex and the City" as well. We liked both shows. Maybe because they "balanced" each other. :-) I just really like the humor in "The Mind of the Married Man." It was so typically male! LOL

Thursday, October 14th 2004 - 10:25:17 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Sabine, I did watch "Mind of the Married Man" a few times and I had a very different reaction to it -- it grossed me out! I know a couple of people who liked the show, so I guess it's just not my thing. I preferred "Sex and the City" to the piggy "guy perspective" on relationships Binder offered! It's hard for me to imagine AR working with Binder, so that's one of the reasons I hope TSFJG turns up someday.

Thursday, October 14th 2004 - 08:37:14 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

I have to admit that I too have my doubts that the on-line petition will work. But it would be great if it did! I would definitely buy the DVD if that's the only way TSFJG was available.

Emily: thanks for your insightful comments. I had no idea that actors may do movies without getting paid first (unless it has something to do with a charity event). If that really is the case with John Gissing, everyone involved must have had a lot of confidence in the Binder brothers. BTW, have any of you ever seen "The Mind of the Married Man" on HBO? It has unfortunately been canceled a while back, but my husband and I loved that show! It's another Binder production.

Thursday, October 14th 2004 - 07:57:01 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Ohhh I'm so glad you were able to get MoM downloaded, Vicki. How did you like it?

My having no confidence in the petition should in no way influence anyone else not to sign it. I was just stating my opinion of it. If it works...then you can point your finger at me and say "na na na na naaa naaaaaaaa!" *grin*.

Good points Emily. A DVD of the film would be so much better than a premium channel airing because it would available to so many more people. Maybe SAG will buy it. *crossing fingers*

The detail on those miniatures are just amazing. I keep popping over to it to try to identify new things!

FSAS--I watched it a couple of times right after I first got the tape and loved it. But I had forgotten just how much I did enjoy it until I worked on the capture for the site. It reminded me that I need to make some time to sit and watch some of this stuff again!

Now, once in a while, I surf on over to *cough choke cough* eBay to see who is attempting to suck blood. Well today I clicked on an item and although I don't plan to purchase....I am curious as to whether anyone has a pair of these and if they are as adorable as they look in the image.

AR earrings

I don't ever remember seeing these but then again, I've always only had one purpose for going to *cough choke cough* eBay.

Thursday, October 14th 2004 - 04:24:08 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

I have to agree with you Claudia about online petitions - I think they are maybe a nice idea in theory, but the reality is that they are not taken seriously by those in power. And 1400 signatures, alas, in the real world of entertainment economics, is a terribly insignificant number. So I'm not supporting it.

I think that there are other, complicated factors behind the TSFJG situation -- I strongly suspect that none of the actors have been paid, for instance, and the Binders have to come up with the dough to pay them before they can release the film or sell it to any third party for release. It's a very murky situation.

I think the best hope for this film, frankly, is for someone to take it off Binder's hands as a charity case, allowing him to get off without paying a huge bill he doesn't have the money to pay. The Screen Actors Guild recently took possession of several films that had not been released, or had had only film festival showings, and featured some big name actors who had not been paid. These films are now going to be released on DVD, as a way of raising money to pay the actors. Maybe that's what the Binders are hoping for.


Thursday, October 14th 2004 - 04:02:50 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

From Sleep and Shadow--oh boy!!! If I was going into outer space/to a desert isle/etc, and could only take one AR performance with me, I really think this might be it. Israel of the Ten Tribes No Less Yates is wonderful--he's passionate, dramatic, comedic, gentle, he both sings and dances...and I love the writing. Also, the piece has the aura of a stage play, and seeing AR onstage in a play is a huge dream of mine. I know it's not likely to come true based on geography, but I'm stubbornly holding onto it! I'm so glad you're able to share this with everyone Claudia! Oh, and I'm not sure when this was originally filmed, but it was first aired on BBC TV in August 1989.

I love miniatures and wish I could be in Ohio for the show. Those sets are amazing--I especially love the dressing room, too. The bulletin board photo is great--my other favorite details are the "Mule Variations" CD (has Take It With Me, which AR once said was his favorite romantic song--good choice!) and the little stack of photos in the process of being signed.

Thursday, October 14th 2004 - 03:57:04 PM

 

 

Name:

Vicki

Location:

Los Angeles

E-mail address:

vbriasco@aol.com

Comments:

Well...I signed the petition, hope it helps! Thanks for your advice, Claudia. The download accelerator was the key to making the Mesmer video work. It didn't speed up the download an incredible amount but it did help in automatically reconnecting when I timed out...I think that was the problem.

I am having so much fun here! Unfortunately, the dirty laundry is piling up and my paperwork on my desk is becoming a mountain. *Sigh*, I never thought Alan could get me into so much trouble!

Thursday, October 14th 2004 - 03:51:02 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thanks Kathy for the info! I hope everyone that believes in it will pop over and sign it. There is also an MSN group that has been organized where everyone can participate in drafting a letter to assist in its release.

Letter Draft Group

It would seem the AR online world is banding together for the release of this film. Unfortunately, I don't have a whole lot of confidence in online petitions AND from the response that Sheena got about the first one from Jack Binder, it doesn't look promising at all.

I have seen the film and would love to see it released only because AR and Juliet Stevenson are so fantstically funny in it. Unfortunately though, most Binder productions (Londinium and The Sex Monster to name a couple) end up going straight to premium channels and I don't ever recall seeing either of those on DVD.

Thursday, October 14th 2004 - 03:32:21 PM

 

 

Name:

Kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

I don't know how many of you were following the info about the petition fans signed to release the movie
The Search For John Gissing but apparently it was sent to Sunlight productions (via AR's assistant Melanie) who were appreciative but felt that 1400 signitures were not enough.
There is a new petition out to sign so if anyone wants to sign it here is the link (again Claudia help!)


TSFJG Petition II (linked by admin)



Apparently this is a very funny movie and it is a shame it is just sitting around gathering dust when we *grin* could be enjoying it. There are other wonderful actors in it as well Juliette Stevenson and Jeananne Garafolo for instance.

Thought I'd just throw this one in today I hate to think of all the work that went into the film--a good one supposedly at that--just being wasted. The distributors felt there wasn't a market for it. (Helloo???)

Anyway--give it a thought.
Kathy

Thursday, October 14th 2004 - 03:06:40 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Yes, Lucy! I saw this the other day and it is quite amazing. I found Alan Rickman's dressing room the most fascinating though. The detail is just awesome. I love the little piccie of he and Rima Horton on the bulletin board! If anyone is in the Columbus, Ohio area, Kathy will have her miniatures on display there this weekend. She has invited anyone interested to email her KatCen@aol.com

FSAS is definitely a Rickman treasure. If only BBC would wise up.....

I forgot to mention on the site that the video has an abrupt ending and there are no credits but that is the way my tape was recorded. I'll update the page when I get back to my home PC this evening.

Thursday, October 14th 2004 - 01:45:24 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Thanks Claudia for "From Sleep & Shadow"! Another rare piece of the puzzle. Still hoping that the BBC realizes what a treasure trove it has in this old AR stuff and puts it out on DVD ...

Thursday, October 14th 2004 - 01:31:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Claudia et all:
Talk about talented Rickman fans-I just found this on Snape Support:Professor Snape's Office

This lady made a scale model of Professor Snape's office, and it won first place at the September 2004
Museum of Miniatures Show in Indianapolis, IN.

There's also a scale model of Rickman's dressing room at Alnwick Castle.

She made her own Snape miniature, which looks much, much better than the ones you can buy commercially.

Thought y'all'd like to know.

Thursday, October 14th 2004 - 01:05:24 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Update! I finsished From Sleep and Shadow quicker than I thought. Its on the Television page. I think you will enjoy this one very much! Everyone, from all ages, should be able to find something to appreciate about Israel "of the 10 tribe, no less" Yates!

Thursday, October 14th 2004 - 12:42:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thanks Kathy. The link has been fixed now.

I do love the description of AR's character in this "cynical British journalist". I just adore AR's comedic talent and here's to hoping this one will made the big screen...and eventually the little one too! LOL

Thursday, October 14th 2004 - 11:34:44 AM

 

 

Name:

Kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Hi everyone-
sorry about that link don't know why it doesn't work....
Here is the text--but you can go into
boxoffice prophet.com
and search for Acts of Charity there is a lovely picture of AR in Dogma along with the article.


Acts of Charity
Release Date: TBA 2005

The modern era of moviedom peaked in 1989 with the release of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. And I'm not even kidding that much.

The profound tale of two boys enjoying each other's company in a phone booth might sound like gay porn but in actuality, it was a sweeping historical epic that touched upon all the tribulations of being a maturing teen boy in San Dimas, California. One of the stars of the movie, Keanu Reeves, had some success outside of this franchise, but to this day, he has never surpassed the performace as Ted Theodore Logan. His counterpart, Alex Winter, has been for the most part the Andrew Ridgeley to Keanu's George Michael (for younger audiences, Keanu is to Beyonce as Winters is to the rest of Destiny's Child).

Do not weep for Mr. Winter, though. Lately, he has been demonstrating a nascent talent in the field of writing and directing. While his debut outing in these fields occurred over a decade ago with Freaked, it is Winter's current MTV Films production of the Shawn Fanning/Napster story that has put Bill S. Preston Esquire back on Hollywood's radar.

Suddenly hot again, Winter is leveraging his newfound respect into a greenlight for a black comedy project called Acts of Charity. The movie shows the difficulties faced by a business world newbie sent to an African jungle as a P.R. move/humanitarian mission. While there, he meets up with a cynical British journalist (played by the world's foremost sardonic thespian, Alan Rickman) who educates the youngster on how things work in the jungle.

Professor Snape directed by Bill S. Preston Esquire? How can this movie fail? (David Mumpower/BOP)

Vital statistics for Acts of Charity
Main cast Alan Rickman
Director Alex Winter
Screenwriter Chips Hardy

Happy almost Friday from very rainy Arkansas.

Kathy


Thursday, October 14th 2004 - 11:10:43 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thanks for the heads up on Kate Winslet's Inside the Actor's Studio interview so we can all look for a re-run, for which they often do. Its quite possible that Sense and Sensibility was mentioned in the first half of the show. I have found that James Lipton usually moves from film to film in chronological order and S&S was early in KW's career. Gosh darn it, I can't imagine a second co-star not mentioning him on one of those interviews!

Kathy, is it possible that maybe part of the url was left off in the copy paste process? I've tried to link it and come up with an "Object not found" message.

News on the update front. I have From Sleep and Shadow almost ready to upload--hope to do it this evening. I'm looking forward to some wonderful conversation about this one. Blood Wedding is definitely next!

Happy day before Friday!!!

Thursday, October 14th 2004 - 08:26:41 AM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Whoa Kathy! Thanks a lot - great work! I cant wait to see whats goin to happen with that Snow Cake it sounds soo...nice!

Thursday, October 14th 2004 - 08:25:44 AM

 

 

Name:

Kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Hi all-
We are finally on Fall break at school am glad, altho still have to get busy on some papers I have to write. Was surfing the net looking for info on the new movies AR is supposed to be in--
I found the following at the Wales website:

Weaver a piece of cake Oct 10 2004

Lydia Whitfield, Wales on Sunday


WELSH film director Marc Evans has bagged Hollywood heavyweight Sigourney Weaver to star in his next project.

The Cardiff director, who first made his name with House of America, leap-frogged agents to ask the Alien star face-to-face if she would work with him in Snow Cake.

Marc, 45, met Sigourney in New York after Alan Rickman, who also stars in Snow Cake, engineered the rendezvous.

Marc, whose movie Trauma with Colin Firth is now showing, admits he was scared of being turned down: "The agents don't want you to meet the actors face-to- face."

Apparently they are to start filming in January.

I also was looking for info on the movie Acts of Charity
not much but did find some info at the following web site
that was interesting. Sounds like a good idea for a movie
I wonder if there are any plans for beginning of filming?

Help Claudia to get it in the correct format.

boxofficeprophets


Some things to look forward to!

Hope everyone is having a good week.
Kathy



Thursday, October 14th 2004 - 12:05:10 AM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Selena: I just checked out your site and I just wanted to let you know that I love your fashion designs! Especially the one that has the Egyptian look. Great work! :-)

Wednesday, October 13th 2004 - 07:39:53 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Sonoma, it's funny that you mention Inside the Actor's studio with Kate Winslet because I happened to catch the last 30 minutes of it. During that time she did not mention AR since they had already gotten to the year 2001. Maybe there'll be a re-run soon and we can watch the whole thing. :-)

Wednesday, October 13th 2004 - 05:12:27 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

I noticed I missed an Inside the Actors Studio with Kate Winslet today. I don't know how old it is, but I've never seen that episode. Does anyone know if she mentioned you know who? Thanks!

Wednesday, October 13th 2004 - 04:51:03 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

*excited* (Claudia know why)

Anyways....cool about the link, Ill check it out Claudia...and LOL @ the ghost smiley!

I dont really have much to say except..I lov- oh dont we all...

Btw I have a Lego-Snape-keychain!!! My friend bought it on eBay and has now send it to me..*hugs her* Isnt he great?

*celebrates*

Wednesday, October 13th 2004 - 04:38:42 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

First, in keeping in spirit with Zzzz's spooky link and for some of us, the time of year, I added a little spooky emoticon for everyone to enjoy.

Back to tWG topic. If you liked the film, you might find some of Sharman MacDonald's other writing interesting as well. The link below is to the Amazon listing of one of her books of plays that I have found as a treasure. I'm in no way endorsing Amazon but if you are aware of the book, you might find it in a used book store or cheaper some where else.

Sharman MacDonald: Plays One

I bought this book about 4 years ago and pick it up from time to time and get lost in reading it. I have yet to read Borders of Paradise yet but I have enjoyed the other three and anticipate the same with BoP.

Wednesday, October 13th 2004 - 10:37:59 AM

 

 

Name:

Zzzzz

Comments:

www.mos.org/cst/article/4992/1.html

The above will take you to the post below: "The Spookiness Cometh!"
thanks, Claudia for letting me post this or sorry if I shouldn't have ;)

Wednesday, October 13th 2004 - 03:22:28 AM

 

 

Name:

Zzzzz

Comments:

The Spookiness Cometh! and it's REAL!

For more info: http://www.mos.org/cst/article/4992/image_26119_zoom.jpg

Wednesday, October 13th 2004 - 02:59:43 AM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Sabine - Thanks for the take on the skinny dip. I can see that, too, now you come to mention it!

Tuesday, October 12th 2004 - 08:33:38 PM

 

 

Name:

Jes

Location:

SOUTH CAROLINA!

E-mail address:

xjesms@gmail.com

Comments:

whaaaaaaaaaaaat! all the people who know i like AR [at least the ones my age] think im insane for liking someone of that age. the are all obviously blind and deaf. My favorite AR movies are [in no particular order]: all of the HP flicks, love actually, sense and sensibility, robin hood, blow dry, DOGMA [oh my God he was so hot in this one], and did i mention all the harry potter flicks?

im sure i'd love mesmer, but none of the video stores in my area carry it. the clip of judas kiss on this site is also a favorite, im from the south and i think his over annunciated and over-drawled southern accent is cute, lol. "Ih dawnt wawnt this jawb!!"

Ive been meaning to watch Close My Eyes & An Awfully Big Adventure, but no one carries those either. :(

email me if yah want :)

ttyl,
jes

Tuesday, October 12th 2004 - 08:08:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Selena

Comments:

JES: welcome! its so cool that you are a teen and like Alan!! man would I love to come to your house every sunday! :P two of my fav things...pizza and AR! lol sounds like a ton of fun! what are your fav movies?~SEl

Tuesday, October 12th 2004 - 04:47:00 PM

 

 

Name:

Selena

Location:

OKalhoma

Comments:

Claudia: :( thats too bad...is there any way to email Charles Lipton and ask him if he would do an interview with AR? (that might sound silly...but I don't know it might work ) ;p lol ((((Big to you and all here)))

Tuesday, October 12th 2004 - 04:43:22 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Oh, I love the Silver Comet Trail! I also loved the Riverwalk in your neck of the woods.

We need to get Alan to do a movie here. We'd teach him a REAL southern accent!

Tuesday, October 12th 2004 - 04:41:08 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

*in my best Ricky Ricardo voice* You got an awfully lot of 'splainin to do Lucy! LOL I know your area too. A relative of mine lived in there for a few months at the beginning of this year. I loved walking the Silver Comet Trail.

Tuesday, October 12th 2004 - 03:05:25 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Claudia, that's your local paper? I know where you live! Mwuahahahahaha! I used to live in that area too at one time, and I really enjoyed it.

Jess, it's hard for me to pick a favorite Potter for Rickman. His performances have been top-notch in all of them. I think I like the first one best, though, because it has the most scenes with our beloved Potions Master. The Potions Class lecture is so moving..wink wink, nudge nudge, and in the Quidditch scene he looked so yummy!

Tuesday, October 12th 2004 - 01:24:06 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thanks for The Magic Flute info, Sabine. Looks like it might pretty interesting.

Selena, no AR has never been on The Actor's Studio. There was a lot of hope he would do one while he was in New York doing Private Lives but he only did the Charlie Rose interview.

Welcome Jes and Vicki! We are so glad you found us!

Sounds like your Sunday ritual is a winner to me, Jes!

Vicki--I'm so sorry you are having problems with the MoM clips. The only thing I can think of is that your computer or connection is timing out. Have you thought about using a download accelerator program? I've been told by several people that they are great. I do hope you will be able to get it downloaded though. That program is so good.

Yes, Lucy.....Branagh is in our vicinity! LOL Here are the scans I did of the article that was in my local paper. They are rather lousy scans for I was in a hurry. But you should be able to read them

Branagh in Warm Springs Pt 1

Branagh in Warm Springs Pt 2


Tuesday, October 12th 2004 - 11:56:04 AM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Kenneth Branaugh in Ga, at Warm Springs, in Peachtree City...so near...


Tuesday, October 12th 2004 - 10:15:53 AM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Jess - cool story LOL

And Vicky - I havent had problems with it..sorry to hear that you have..

Btw you guys talked about Ian McKellen...have anyone seen the X-Men films? He is in those too playing Magneto (the bad guy).
And Bryan Singer (the X-Men director) and Ian McKellen has also worked together on "Apt Pupil" an adaption of Stphen Kings novel...

The things he wrote about AR on his site is very kind lol...Everybody seems to like Alan...*hugs him*

Those of you who has seen all 3 HP films, which one do you like the best? (with main-focus on AR of course ;-))
Just thought Id ask...

Anyways Im sorry if there has been something one of you has writing that I havent commented on but gah there are so many entries on one day! lol and my Danish eyes cant take it ..sorry

Tuesday, October 12th 2004 - 08:13:16 AM

 

 

Name:

Vicki

Location:

Los Angeles

E-mail address:

vbriasco@aol.com

Comments:

I just discovered this site a week ago!! It's like a wonderful oasis for Rickman fans! I've been driving my family crazy tying up the computer trying to get as much "Alan" as I can. This site is fantastic. At first I was loading everything on my hard drive....but that ate up too much room. So, now I have my own little private "Alan" disk that I keep in a safe place and wait 'til everyone's gone and take it out and watch to my heart's content.

Question: has anyone else had trouble downloading the "Making of Mesmer" parts 1 and 2? I've tried several times to download them (I have dial-up...so it takes hours) only to have it get to 99% and then freeze up my computer. Then I have to literally turn the stupid thing off and then on again (yeah, I know you're not supposed to do that) to get it to unfreeze. Just wondered if anyone else had that problem. Everything else seems to work fine.

Anyway....congrats to Claudia and her most awesome site! You've made my days brighter!.....'case a day without Alan is like a day without sunshine (oh, brother...how corny)

Tuesday, October 12th 2004 - 04:49:10 AM

 

 

Name:

Jes

Location:

Charleston SC

E-mail address:

xjesms@gmail.com

Comments:

This site is so awesome! AR is the sex! Haha, okay so enough with my raging teen hormones. :-x

The first movie i saw AR in was Robin Hood: Prince of Theives. The first time I actually noted that he was an AWESOME actor (had i seen him somewhere before? *cough*harrypotterfilms*cough*) was in Love Actually. My friend practically screamed during the middle of the movie "OHMIGOD!!! THATS SNAPE!!!" Hah. Since I've recently gotten into all this AR madness, i have come up with this "ritual," if you will, where i order a pizza and watch an AR film every sunday afternoon. YAY!

okay well, LOVE the site!! keep up the awesome work!!

thanks,
Jes

Tuesday, October 12th 2004 - 12:10:22 AM

 

 

Name:

Zzzzz

Comments:

Ah nice! *sarcasm* I just realized I saw Dark Harbor on a channel that censors movies; therefore, maybe I really didn't see it! it was on cable, but now we have satilite so if it's on, hope I don't miss it.

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 11:49:13 PM

 

 

Name:

Selena

Comments:

I love Inside the Actors studio! I saw the one with Ian..he really was wonderful on there..like you said one of the best! has AR ever been on it?
if not...I hope he will be!

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 11:29:50 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Claudia, I'm sure your flute was magical! LOL The Magic Flute is an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The music is beautiful and the plot is pretty mystical. For anyone who's interested, here's a link to a plot summary: The Magic Flute Synopsis

I think this was actually the last opera Mozart wrote before he died.


Monday, October 11th 2004 - 11:16:24 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

I checked the last link for Amelie's tWG pics and it still doesn't work. So here they are hosted by "Free Image Hosting".

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Amelie does some very nice screen caps. They are very crisp and clear....almost makes me shiver with cold!

I saw Ian McKellen when he did an interview with Inside the Actor's Studio and he gave one of the best interviews I have seen on that show. He was charming, informative, funny, and *I think* very attractive (actually he is attractive all the time--not just during the interview). The only complaint I had was that in this show, they usually touch on every film the guest has made so when they totally skipped over Rasputin in the McKellen interview I was very disappointed.

The slap picture from the DVD package. It hasn't been officially confirmed that it is from a deleted scene but I've seen this hashed out on other forums and boards and really the deleted scene is the only logical explanation.

Ohhh poooo! Sabine, GA! Don't worry! I am excited about seeing Branagh as Roosevelt. I was quite surprised when I opened my local paper and saw his smiling face on the front page. I immediately scanned the pic and article and notified the The Kenneth Branagh Compendium.

I can't say I have ever heard of the The Magic Flute even though I played one in high school and thought mine was pretty magical!

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 10:55:49 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

I know this is OT and I hope that Claudia and you all will forgive me for posting this, but I'm just really excited about it. :-) This just in from The Leaky Cauldron:

Actor Kenneth Branagh(Gilderoy Lockhart)is reportedly set to direct and possibly star in a film version of Mozart's opera, The Magic Flute. The musical will begin production next year. Mr. Branagh is currently filming "Warm Springs" a movie for HBO in which he will portray U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

I love the Magic Flute and can't wait to see this film version! Maybe this is not so OT after all, since it's somewhat HP related. LOL

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 10:23:52 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

DARK HARBOR SPOILERS


Elaine, I always thought that the skinny dip represented David's new found freedom. Freedom from his perspective that is. He can start is life over now with a clean slate.

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 10:21:02 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

I meant to say that when I got home yesterday, I had to look at the back of my DkH DVD for that "slap" pic because I had never noticed it before.I thought the manip to Snape and Harry was excellent! (I've felt like doing that to the brat sometimes, especially after OotP!)Claudia, did you say that it was from a deleted scene which takes place before the opening scene? I can see why it was left out. It would probably have given the game away too soon!It took me a couple of viewings to really catch on to some of the clues, but you get the "lightbulb" moment when you do get it and it is one of my favourite AR films now. Still don't quite understand about the skinny dip, though!

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 09:57:45 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Too sad about Chris Reeve. He was such an inspiration to many in the same predicament.
Ian McKellan - Brings to mind our comedy series "Dead Ringers" where they have impressions of both AR (a very bad take) and IMcK (Not quite as bad but almost) battling out with each other to be the best movie villain. IMcK is a very good stage actor, too. Openly gay, he is to the fore in the fight for Gay Rights, and is very funy and witty in interviews. I believe he has been acquainted with AR for quite a while. I can think of a photo...must have a look....

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 09:47:31 PM

 

 

Name:

Selena

Location:

Okalhoma

E-mail address:

selena_luvs_tejano@yahoo.com

Homepage URL:

http://www.geocities.com/selena_pippins_lil_hobbit/

Comments:

Im so sad to hear CR died :( my heart goes out to his family!

Kathy: thats very cool, I have been to Little Rock before...nice place :) Im from California too! I was born there and lived in covina till I was 9. what are your fav AR movies?

Claudia: hope you are having a great night. (hugs)

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 09:13:37 PM

 

 

Name:

Kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Hi all-

boy you've all been busy today!

Thanks to everyone for the music video's they were wonderful--just got some time to sit and watch uninterupted.
Loved the music--loved the pics.

It is very sad about Christopher Reeve that family had sure been thru alot. Those pressure ulcers paralized people get can be really awful--down to the bone and everything. Once they get infected it is really hard to recover from.

Selena, I live in Conway which is about 35 mins north west of Little Rock on hi 40. I am originally from California.

StLM was on HBO this afternoon and I stopped and watched it.
Very good--both AR and Mos Def did an excellent job--was a story that needed telling. It was sad and happy at the end--wish Blaylock had the guts to send Vivian to medical school. AR was very convincing as an MD had all the moves and all the lingo perfect.

Kathy

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 07:01:24 PM

 

 

Name:

Amelie

Location:

Germany

E-mail address:

kukuvaja@yahoo-.-de

Comments:

Hi Claudia, thank you! I sent you a mail concerning the caps. Hope it will work, I'm really new at that.
Kathy, yes, that's true, the pictures are like paintings, like impressionistic paintings and by the faded colors they sometimes look like black and white pictures. I like your analogies, Kathy. I watched the sequence again. The music accompanies the old woman's walk. When she nearly falls down, then taking hold of the fence and looks out to the frozen sea, the camera zooms out to a long shot and pans to her viewing direction (the scenery she's looking at is very similiar to that she came from)and follows all those winding lines and the cracks in the ice as it followed the woman's walk before and again this is accompanied by the music. Simply beautiful! The music really is the steady element(not too varied in its melody), which unites the different landscapes and the village she is walking through. You can cut this sequence out of the film and it is a story in itself of the way of a a life. That's what I thought. (I love online-dictionaries)

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 06:50:48 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Yes, it is nice to be wrong sometimes, Zzzz! ;-)

SPIOLERS!!!!

Its been so long since that first watch of DkH for me but I know at first I was thinking it was a woman but an ugly one! LOL From way back as the camera was panning in, I kept thinking he killed off Alexis for that???? Then, of course, I came off the sofa in shock when the face was revealed!

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 06:26:32 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

OK...didn't have to work late tonight...but the boss says we'll see what comes at us tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed for me ladies, please???

First, here is the Eco-Challenge info email that came from the friend I told you about earlier.

Hey Claudia :) I'm writing to let you know that I was able to order the 2 video set of Eco-Challenge Argentina through the Discovery Store just now. The lady I spoke with said there are more available but that after they're sold out it will be discontinued. You have to call to order it. It's not available by ordering online. It's $29.95 (with s&h my order came to approximately $31) and she said I should receive it within 3-5 business days. If you decide to call and order it, you can give them the item number she gave me (664458) and that'll make ordering it easier. I know there's a lot of people who've been looking for it, so I thought I'd pass the info on to you and I'll let you spread the word.

The item number might be very useful when you get someone on the other end of the line like I did!

Next, let me see what I can do about the link to Amelie's caps. I tested the link before posting it and it went straight to her album. Try this one link and if it doesn't work, I'll try something else.

Amelie's DkH caps

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 06:19:20 PM

 

 

Name:

Zzzzz

Comments:

About "Dark Harbor". Before I got Rickmania, I vaguely remember years ago seeing this film. At the end, I searched for *that* actor and saw "Alan Rickman" in the list of actors and was disappointed because I never heard of him and thought I would see him again only rarely. (how sweet it is to be wrong).

SPOILER: I do remember jumping up and down at the end trying to convince my skeptical husband that it wasn't the woman!!!

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 06:15:40 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

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

Comments:

Claudia, afraid I can't get into Amelie's TWG cpas. Syas I need a Password and in German too LOL!!

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 05:48:09 PM

 

 

Name:

Zzzzz

Comments:

Hello, Amelie. About the movie, "The Winter Guest" and your comments: I'm over 50 and my mother is near 80. She may outlive me. Older people do not have a monopoly on death. I can not imagine her dead and I believe for many people the best of their lives may be the "old age" years. She tried to use the old, "I won't be around much longer" idea on me, but I told her that she could say that about anyone. Now, she is a great grandmother!

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 05:38:23 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Yay! Amelie has posted her tWG pics to her photo album at fotoalbum.web.de. Amelie's tWG Caps

They are really nice, Amelie. Thank you so much for sharing them.



Monday, October 11th 2004 - 04:38:24 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Sel, CR passed away yesterday. Christopher Reeve's Obit from CNN




Monday, October 11th 2004 - 04:22:29 PM

 

 

Name:

Selena

Location:

Oklahoma

E-mail address:

selena_luvs_tejano@yahoo.com

Comments:

btw...what happened to Chris Reeve??? is he ok??

Kathy: thanks for the post on Ian Mckellen! what part of ARK are you from?

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 04:06:37 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Yes...glad you mentioned that, Emily. AR isn't on screen at all. So if AR is all you're after, then download the audio (SuzyQ created it--the wizardess she is!) from the Audio page. I'm sure if you need help in burning it to CD any of us will be glad to help.

But in defense of the video. The film is actually stunning video and worth the money, IMHO.

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 04:06:14 PM

 

 

Name:

Selena

Location:

Oklahoma

E-mail address:

selena_luvs_tejano@yahoo.com

Homepage URL:

http://www.geocities.com/selena_pippins_lil_hobbit/

Comments:

Hi all!!!! hope you are all having a great day! :) I 'm sooooo upset "STLM" is on HBO and "TMD" is gonna be on (starz) and I don't have those channels!!!! :( I really want to see "TMD" it looks so sweet and romantic!

Claudia: thank you for the info on DH, and thanks so very much for what you said about my art/site...you are so sweet! I hope the link works this time. :P

Sabine: thank you so much on the info on DH as well! I hope to see it one day,sounds like a great movie!

that is sooo awesome about Ian Mckellen! I love him! "The Lord Of The Rings" is one of my favorite movies of all time! he was just awesome as Gandalf!

check out my drawing of "Gandalf" on my site! tell me what you think!

love to you all! AR RULZ~!!!!! :P ~Sel

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 04:03:38 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

E-mail address:

flipper828@aol.com

Comments:

L! And welcome. I think you will find we can be a nice bunch and hope you will stop by often.

I do eventually plan to get From Sleep and Shadow up as soon as I can, Barbara. It is like all the other old stuff--not the best copy in the world but its all I have at the moment. I promise to get to it as soon as I can. I had actually wanted to get it up around the time I did The Preacher as my way of paying tribute to Peter Barnes but I got waylaid. Billy and Me sounds like it would be fantastic! Wish I could get my hands on a copy!

GG Here is the phone number to the Discovery Channel store. 1-800-627-9399. You might have to be a bit forceful for when I called last month I was told they don't sell it anymore. I was then contacted a day or two later by a friend that had just gotten off the phone and had luck in ordering it. She said that the lady told her that they only had a few copies left and once they sold out they would not re-order. I have the product number that my friend gave me at home which might help you. I'll post it in a couple of hours.....if I get to leave work, that is! ;-)

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 03:58:19 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Hi GG! Claudia has the entire audio portion of Eco-Challenge Argentina on the Audio section of this site -- I think I told you it was on the TV section, sorry! The audio can be downloaded to disc. I remember reading somewhere that you have to call the Discovery Channel Store to order the DVD or video of this, and there aren't many available. AR does not appear on screen in this, only audio ...

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 03:50:25 PM

 

 

Name:

Gissing's Girl

Location:

UK

Comments:

Can anyone give me the details about the Eco Challenge Argentina video that was narrated by Alan. Also if there is a phone number I would be grateful.

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 03:36:46 PM

 

 

Name:

Barbara

Comments:

Hello Claudia. I mentioned how I was bowled over by your download - The Preacher. Any idea where I could see/find From Sleep and Shadow? Have just got a collection of Peter barnes plays and monologues from the library and am agog to see that one. The Billy and Me monologue looks as if it would sound very creepy. Thanks for your great site.

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 03:14:48 PM

 

 

Name:

L.

Location:

USA

Comments:

I am a new Rickman fan, I love this site, lots of great stuff to look at, and listen to.
Keep up the good work!

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 02:54:52 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

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

Comments:

Just watched Danielle's TMA music video. It's lovely. Wonderful selection of pix and I loved that tune in Love Actually. Thank you both!

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 12:35:33 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

That is terrible news about Christopher Reeve! I was really hoping that one day he would walk again...

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 07:26:40 AM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

If you guys would like to see more Ian McKellen, check out "Gods and Monsters." Great movie!
And try to catch a rerun of "Saturday Night Live" that he hosted. It was really funny! :-)

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 07:15:40 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Terrible news this morning about Christpher Reeve. My heart goes out to his family.

Thanks for the info on TimeWatch Elaine. I'll look for it on BBC-A. It may take them time though. I've found the programs they do bring us are at least a year old.

Hey Emily! Thanks for the article. I love the stories ET tells of how they handled the press with AR and the director of photography almost walking upstairs of the hotel hand in hand. Can you imagine the field day the press would have had??? LOL Thanks for the Ian McKellen site, Kathy. This is another fine actor AR has "introduced" me to. After Rasputin I did some searches on both McKellen and Scacchi just to see what I could find. Both have incredible careers! I find McKellen pops up in films sometimes when I least expect it. I watched a little film called Jack and Sarah yesterday and McKellen was in it. He is a tremendously talented actor.

Boo! Back at ya, Zzzzz! My best guess about the message you're getting when trying to save the pics are that they are coming from your anti-virus software or firewall or if you are running XP and recently downloaded their newest update. I've found the the newest update will give that warning everytime you try to save something to your computer. I know those messages can be scary but unfortunately, it has gotten to the point that these companies have to do it. I don't want to suggest that you ignore the messages but I can tell you that the pics from this page haven't harmed my computer.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 06:18:30 AM

 

 

Name:

Kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Hey guys--look what I found.

I had to see Rasputin again, AR is just too good. The actor who played the Tsar was familiar to be but I couldn't place the name so I looked him up on google. He has his own web site--Ian McKellen--also a famous, classically tained actor--who BTW plays Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

I went on his web site and found a huge page of his thoughts about working in Rasputin with AR! It was great said wonderful things about AR.--enjoy.

This is the address--I don't know how to do it correctly --Claudia maybe you can help

Ian McKellen (linked by admin)


Kathy

Monday, October 11th 2004 - 01:36:16 AM

 

 

Name:

Zzzzz

Comments:

Boo! (Halloween spirit) Claudia! yes, it's possible to sneeze with your eyes open. But, only once! lol

I tried to click on some pics here, but I get the "some files can damage your computer" message and I don't know what it means, darn.

Sunday, October 10th 2004 - 11:30:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

That was a sweet article by Emma Thompson She seems like such a genuinely nice person. She certainly has a gift for writing too, ought to do it more often !
I think AR has that gift also--wouldn't a collaberation (sp?) of the two of them on a screen play be great?

Have a good week everyone --I'm off to finish reading about
ancient Greece. (would much rather be reading about AR)
Kathy

Sunday, October 10th 2004 - 11:02:08 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Since there has been so much talk of "The Winter Guest" lately, here's a fab article written by Emma Thompson about filming the movie. Most of it is about Alan. I think this girl is obsessed. The article comes from the great Kel Clancy site, now no longer active.

Sunday, October 10th 2004 - 10:25:51 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Re Rasputin, an ex-policeman from London is working with the Russian policeforce in St Petersberg and had access to the original autopsy and crime scene photos of Rasputin's body which have never been seen before except by the Russian authorities. It showed injuries that were not consistant to those described by that Prince, (who we see in the film plying our guy with cakes and wine!)who wrote "the definitive" account. Together with letters from the British Secret Service cell that also operated in St Petersberg at the time, it looks pretty certain that one of them dealt the final blow to Rasputin just inside the gates and that it was planned by the Brits as they saw Rasputin as being a threat to the allied war effort. I did have the programme on Hard Disc but wiped it off. But it was a "Timewatch" programme. Maybe BBC America will carry it? It was interesting. I was hoping they would show extracts from the film but they used their own actors, etc for the reconstructions;-(
Just FYI!

Sunday, October 10th 2004 - 10:11:54 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Update! Danielle C. sent me a music video today. From my favorite film, Truly Madly Deeply! It called Truly Madly Alan. Check it out when you can.

Ohh cool, Gioia *Joy*! Can't to see what you come up with for the phone.

Amelie, please don't feel bad about bringing up the Winter Guest. Anything AR is definitely on topic here. I'm glad you came back. I loved reading yours and Kathy's impression of tWG. I am going to have to make some quiet time and view it again. I have yet to talk about my impression and will one day. I'd love if you would share your screen caps with us. Would you be game in uploading them to Photobucket and sharing with us?

Thanks sonoma for the BE DVD info. I will see if my area has it for rent and will grab that little speck of AR for the site. I agree with you and Emily....there is something with AR talking to the press at that premiere. I really thought it might be TBEB but was wrong. Maybe it will show its face one day!

Oh and the site that the TMD pic came from that Sniv posted is just below the train/Snape pic she posted.

I did have to archive this morning. If the posts get close to 150 (wow! and its just the 10th), they will drop off the book and I am trying to keep that from happening. But every post and topic is still there...just maybe in the archives. You'll find the links to the archives at the bottom of this page.

Good point about the nails and hands in Rasputin, Kathy. I had never noticed that! Helloooooo Elaine! We have missed you. Interesting about the Rasputin documentary you watched recently. After watching AR's version of Raspy, I became very interested in Rasputin and the Romanovs and have read several books but have never seen that theory. I heard on a radio program that a new book is out called Romanov Prophecy and I was to get to the library for it soon--plus Janet Evanich's newest as well. Anyway, glad you're back with us.

I'll have a tough week next week so I am off to get ready for it. But if I'm not around as much next week, everyone will know that its real life and that I haven't abandoned you.

Sunday, October 10th 2004 - 08:34:04 PM

 

 

Name:

Elaine

Location:

UK

Comments:

Hi Claudia
You asked - so here I am :-)
Very interested in all the chat about PSP and photo-manips etc. I don't have PSP and just used good old MS Photodraw which I found suited what I did. But now I have Photoshop Elements. I find it harder to use because it's not very user friendly if you're not au fait with all the jargon and it takes a while to understand- but I'm having fun learning and trying it out!
Claudia - still undecided about being "Enchanted" but it looks as thought it will probably be no <-(.
Joy - love the Avatars. I do Windows Icons but they are not so imaginative as yours.
TWG - A lovely film. My only complaint - AR was behind and not in front of the camera (apart from 30 seconds or so!)It is a beautiful film.
Rasputin - Watched a documentary on who actually killed Rasputin the other night. The film itself follows thae accepted version almost exactly, but they now have evidence that a British Spy actually fired the fatal shot from close range! Interesting. I bought my DVD in our Naafi supermarket whilst serving in Iraq! Could not believe it when my mate pointed it out! It is Region 2 but made for the Arab countries although it is has an english soundtrack. I have a Chinese-made VCD version if anyone wants it. Quality is not brilliant but better than video!
Cheers!

Sunday, October 10th 2004 - 07:41:31 PM

 

 

Name:

Kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Amelie-
That is really a beautiful take on TWG. I have to look at it a second time the first time was just emotions. The film is very artistic in that each scene seems to be set up like a painting--balance, color, symbolism, etc. The music even acts like an element of painting in that it floats thru each scene like a color that can be used to unite elements of a painting. ( sorry for the art analogies--it is the focus of life right now --have gone back to school to get my masters in art history) The lack of color, the spareness of the scenes --you even seldom see people on the street--intensifies the spotlight on the characters and their interactions.

I love the anology of Frances being in the bath and the mother coming to give her birth a second time. That is almost what happens when you experience that kind of grief and most mothers will do anything to help their children thru tough spots. It is almost like the mother has to do this for her daughter while she can before it is the daughter's turn to mother the mother.

I also thought one of the most touching scenes is towards the end when the 2 old ladies are standing together and one sort of breaks down and her friend even old and frail says I am here for you.

Am in TWG mood I guess I have had the CD on all day as I have been doing school work and have been reading and trying to take notes, etc.

Sorry to spout off--it is good to be able to discuss these--this one especially.

One comment I do have to make about Rasputin--have to watch this again, too-is *chuckle* for the dirty, grimey character he was supposed to be his hands were immaculate and manicured!LOL

Kathy




Sunday, October 10th 2004 - 06:32:12 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

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

Comments:

VTCGoblinHand Sniv! (I had to go and look on PSP LOL)

Sunday, October 10th 2004 - 05:57:54 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Location:

DK

Comments:

This is so weird you leave for some hours and see how many who has posted lol this is great!

Sonoma, that TDM pic is from the site I posted the url to once...

Sue yeah lol we do get around and great pics! What font is that on the pic?

And Gioia I like your avartars...very nice!

I so want to watch Rasputin, but I have failed in finding it in DK...:-/ DK sucks when we are talking about getting AR films on dvd ...well even VHS..bah!

Sunday, October 10th 2004 - 05:50:14 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

A Rasputin DVD is also currently available in Europe (region 2?) in English with Dutch subtitles. According to the listings I've seen at Belgian and Dutch internet shops, it came out in March of this year.

Claudia, I checked the Billy Elliot DVD (reg.1) and at the end of "Billy Elliot: Breaking Free" there are scenes of the premiere, and there's a nice glimpse of AR, I assume on the red carpet. It's a close up of him standing and it's over in a flash, but his posture suggests he's about to listen to an interviewer's question, so maybe clips of him saying something do exist? I could swear I saw screencaps of him apparently answering questions at the premiere somewhere!

Amelie, that was a wonderful perspective on The Winter Guest, which I agree with completely!

Sunday, October 10th 2004 - 04:51:56 PM

 

 

Name:

Amelie

Location:

Germany

E-mail address:

kukuvaja@yahoo.deffgghh

Comments:

Hi, I'm so sorry I couldn't come back to the discussion about The Winterguest earlier, and now it's some yards down and gone. But I would like to add something, even if the film is not "the" topic now: I love the pictures of this film. The story is much more told in pictures than many other films and I like that very much. I took many screenshots, especially of the two old ladies waiting for the bus. They fascinated me. There is one scene, where the smaller lady sits inside the shelter and the other one is outside leaning her back against the wall. It's so fantastic. They are waiting for the bus. But it seems to me that it is as well death, which is due to arrive, and before this will happen, they go the funerals of others, maybe to get acquainted with it, or to take the fear fróm themselves?
I love the beginning of the film: This music(!!!) and the old woman coming from nowhere across the field, in this fur coat and with this handbag. She is old and she hasn't time forever but she has a destination, to help her daughter back to life, to help her to this world a second time.
My impression of her is, that, coming from the edge of life from the horizon, where is half earth and half sky, she is walking back through her life, along the cliffs and up the small stairs to her daughter, who is hiding from her in the water like an unborn child. That are only my thoughts, coming to me when I watched the beginning again and again. It's right I think that a film means something special for any individual, understanding it with the background of his/her own life, but a director leads us through it by the means of the cuts and tells us his story this way. So I always try to "read" the cuts on one hand and try to give me the freedom to associate spontaneously on the other.

Sunday, October 10th 2004 - 02:17:50 PM

 

 

Name:

Gioia

Comments:

My dear ladies,
I think I could create something for your mobile-phone..
In the meantime, you can view my page about Alan's and Severus' avatars: Graphically by JoyB.
And wait for some surprises, then.
Byez! =*

Sunday, October 10th 2004 - 08:04:53 AM

 

 

Name:

Nicole

Location:

Germany

Comments:

Hi Claudia,

Germany is RC 2, I've only got the German version but there is an English as well.

Sunday, October 10th 2004 - 05:44:13 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Awww yes, Rasputin! Uh huh...the table dance ladies!!! He won an Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG award for his brilliant portrayal of Grigori. His acceptance speeches for both the Emmy and Golden Globe wins are on the Awards page. Sure wish I could find someone that has the SAG award win on tape which would kind of make that era complete.

As for the DVD. I don't think it was ever released in R1 but for some reason it was in R2. What region is Germany, Nicole? I just checked Amazon UK and even the R2 is unavailable but there is a way to request a future listing of a used copy. It definitely would be nice to see it re-released in DVD format in all regions. Especially since the popularity of AR in the Harry Potter series AND Ian McKellen in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Just for the record though--the only extras on the R2 is the trailer, scene index, production notes, and cast bios.

Emily, I have The Billy Elliott Boy which is actually a documentary, which did air only in the UK, and shows how Jamie Bell was chosen for the part as well as his reaction to stardom from the time he was chosen right up to the last award show. The special really sort of ruined the film for me because I really couldn't appreciate some of Bell's behavior. The only piece of AR in that program is in the clip I uploaded yesterday. I understand that there is a "making of" of sorts on the Billy Elliott DVD and I understand AR is in it for a very split second standing in line for the premiere. I haven't seen it as of yet to know for sure if its the same as what I have in the clip but it doesn't sound like it since the clip shows AR walking not standing in line. I had heard that there was a bit of AR answering a question about the film after the premiere somewhere too but I have yet been able to confirm what and where.

Sunday, October 10th 2004 - 05:32:07 AM

 

 

Name:

Nicole

Location:

Germany

Comments:

Sabine:
Here in Germany Rasputin is released on DVD.
I thought in the US it is too.
BTW did you get my email with the other "Bescheinigung" I tried to translate?

Sunday, October 10th 2004 - 04:15:44 AM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Re: the "Billy Elliot" question.
I read somewhere that AR is interviewed in a documentary called "Billy Elliott Boy," about the making of "Billy Elliott" or something like that. I've never seen it - I think maybe it was on British television.


Sunday, October 10th 2004 - 12:31:35 AM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Kathy, I don't know why HBO doesn't market their movies to the theaters, but it sure would be nice if they at least released Rasputin on DVD, wouldn't it! :-)

Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 10:53:58 PM

 

 

Name:

Kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Hi everyone

Have enjoyed the posts and the pics. Watched Rasputin tonight-wow!!! He certainly deserved the emmy for that. AR has a gift that's all I can say.

Does anyone know why HBO doesn't market the movies to the theatres also? It would seem they would get a wider viewing
and more people to subscribe to HBO.

Am looking forward to seeing StLM on Monday. I still have a few more films I haven't seen but I don't know what I'm going to do when I've seen everything--start all over again I guess LOL!!!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

Kathy


Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 10:09:06 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thanks for the tutorial, Joy. I haven't mucked about much with Paint Shop Pro, so I hadn't found half this stuff. I copied and pasted your instructions, and when I get some free time again (someday? maybe??) I'll go through it.

I only yesterday found the Clone Brush.

And Giona, you're not the only one with new wallpaper! I finally looked at >Il Sotteraneo di Piton today, and I'm glad I did. That pic of Alan dressed as Snape smiling at Hermione is my new desktop wallpaper. Ye Gods, he's handsome.

Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 08:22:54 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

You're welcome on The Billy Elliott Boy clip! Sniv, I have seen Billy Elliott and as far as I know AR wasn't in it. The only piece I know of is that brief little clip at the London premiere.

To cute Gioia*Joy* about your Severus wallpaper on your cell phone! Someone must learn to make some AR sounds for the phone. Does anyone know how to do that? I'm sure it will take a new software program *bangs head*!

Thanks for the tip on deepdiscount, sonoma! I had ordered mine and a gift for a friend from Amazon but I think I will save a bit by cancelling and ordering from deepdiscount. I'm still miffed that Amazon didn't live up to its word about the notice of pre-ordering availability! LOL

Don't worry about making that your last post, Sue. You can speak up as much as you like. Your CME and In Demand pics are delish!

I really like the spirit of helpfulness on PSP. Like I said earlier, I've had PSP since version 5.0 and have had 8.0 since it came out but I've never been able to do much with it because I find the help files hard to follow unless you are ready to devote hours and hours...which I wish I had! So tips and advice is very welcome!

Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 07:41:12 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

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

Comments:

I promise this is my last post!
I went back and saw what I had one so here is the final attempt!!

CME Sig-bar
In Demand Pic

Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 07:05:26 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

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

Comments:

Claudia!!
Oops!!
I thought I had done them like the GB.
Can you correct or delete please!
You can get to see one with that weird link tho!!LOL

Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 07:00:48 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Location:

UK

Homepage URL:

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

Comments:

Interested in the photo-manip talk.

I have been using PSP8 for a few months now. I had absolutely no idea at the beginning and got incredibly frustrated but am gradully getting to grips with it. Just found about "Spot Colour Technique" this week. That is where you take out the colour of a pic and just leave some in, and you can blur the background also. Here are a couple of pix I have done.

CME Sig-bar

In Demand

Hope I have made links ok, not sure how you do them here.

Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 06:58:54 PM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Homepage URL:

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

Comments:

Hi Sniv, yes that's me! we all get around don't we??LOL
Just off to check out Claudia's latest reat!!
Sue

Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 06:37:04 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

I hope everyone is having a good weekend. Sniv, I love that photo you posted from TMD! Where did you find it?

I'm so excited about the new DVD releases. If anyone is interested, deepdiscountdvd.com also has Barchester and StLM available for preorder at around the same price as Amazon, but US postage is free with no minimum purchase required.

Coming here always lifts my spirits, thanks!

Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 03:51:55 PM

 

 

Name:

Gioia *Joy*

Location:

- Italy -

Comments:

Wahaaaa, another Joy!! Nice to meet you, Joy! It seems like I'm talking to myself.. *madness* o.O"
Hello everyone, how are you? I'm soooo tired!
*Me laugh like an evil*.. in my mobile-phone I've got a wallpaper with Severus!!! So beautiful!!
Byez byez, darlings!

Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 03:02:30 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Hiya again!

Hey Sue I have been to your site? You are on Rickman Icons too arent you? ...I think I have seen you there...

And g-r-e-a-t Claudia about the Billy Elliott clip! Yesh! Btw have you seen BE? Because AR is suppose to play himself in that one ..?

Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 01:49:31 PM

 

 

Name:

Nicole

Location:

D

Comments:

Thank you Claudia for the next gift to us Rickmaniacs!

Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 01:09:22 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Update! I've updated the Television page with a tiny little file of AR arriving at the Billy Elliott premiere back in 2000. Thanks to Frankie for this little bit of AR.

Hi Sue, England! Glad you stopped by. Everyone needs to check out her LiveJournal. She has quite a collection of AR icons that she made.

Thanks for the PSP tutorial advice, R Joy! I have been a fan of PSP for years and although I toyed with the idea of switching over to PhotoShop, I have resisted so far. The first tutorial I looked at looks very thorough. Thanks again for sharing.

Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 12:52:27 PM

 

 

Name:

R. Joy

E-mail address:

joy_cogan@hotmail.com

Comments:

Well, I used a lot of the techniques used in cartoon dolling, something I've just recently been getting into. If you do a search on Google for "cartoon doll tutorial" (but without the quotation marks), you can find some good tutorials that can be adapted for making photo manipulations.

I made a new layer for Snape's hair. For that, I simply used the paint tool with the color on black and painted it on. To make it blend in, I used the Soften feature on the Retouch tool (small hand icon about halfway down the tool palette on the left). I added a highlight by painting streaks of dark gray and softening those as well.

I used the "Change Color To" tool on Retouch to change the bluish blacks in the picture to actual black. I then used the Smuge tool on Retouch to push the blackest part of Alan's suit down to make Snape's robe.

For "Harry", I created a new layer for the glasses, painted them in black one pixel at a time, then used the soften tool.

For the background, I merged the layers on the DH file, copied it, and pasted it as a new layer on the poster file. I then used the eraser tool at 0 Hardness to erase everything from the DH pic except for "Snape" and "Harry." Then I cropped the picture so that it only showed the background right behind the DH layer.

To make the sharp picture of the poster blend in as a background, I used the Soften tool, then I used varying degrees of Saturation Down and Lightness Up to make the colors blend in with the unsaturated colors of the DH pic.

That's pretty much it. If you want any additional help about how to use PSP, you can e-mail me. I learned how to use PSP by trial and error (I learn computer programs quite fast that way), but I think I can help you with whatever you need to know.

Joy

Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 12:23:13 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

I agree with Nicole. That was my first ever attempt at photomanip besides cropping and lightening/darkening. Where can we learn to do what you did?

Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 11:57:41 AM

 

 

Name:

Sue

Location:

England

Homepage URL:

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

Comments:

Hi Claudia,
I have only just discovered this via IMDB.
Now I can officially thank you for your wonderful site.
Nice to find a quiet cornetr.
Sue

Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 11:08:26 AM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Yeah Momoko just like Claudia said, you should perhaps buy a regoin-free dvdplayer ...thats what I got and its so much better than always having to say: oh blast it I cant buy that one because its regoin 1 ...lol

Anyways...the DH pic still makes me go what the...? lol I cant get it out of my mind. I think its because DH is such a ...wicked film that I just cant let it go...silly me...

*out*

Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 10:25:59 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Hi Momoko. Have you thought about buying a region-free DVD player? That might be your answer because it may be a very long time (or never) before they make region-free DVDs.

Vayda! We're so glad you popped in. Please feel free to post here anytime you like.

Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 09:53:39 AM

 

 

Name:

Vayda

Location:

Dreamland :-)

Comments:

Hi Claudia,

I found my way here from IMDB. I just want to say that your website is simply splendid!!

Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 04:21:33 AM

 

 

Name:

Nicole (RickiNicki)

Location:

Germany

Comments:

Wow, Joy, that's really great! I love your picture! I've also got the Paint Shop Pro 7 but I don't know how to use it - LOL. Could you show me *g*.

Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 03:44:31 AM

 

 

Name:

Joy (tina_als_girl)

Comments:

Oh, yeah, just wanted to say, for differentiation (is that a word? If not, it is now), you can refer to me on here as R. Joy. It's a bit less typing than Joy (tina_als_girl).

Friday, October 8th 2004 - 11:11:07 PM

 

 

Name:

Joy (tina_als_girl)

Comments:

Thanks for the compliments. I really like yours, Lucy; good use of B&W. And, to answer Claudia's question, I used Paint Shop Pro as well (vers. 7).

Joy

Friday, October 8th 2004 - 11:08:16 PM

 

 

Name:

Momoko

Location:

Japan

E-mail address:

alan_intelligence@yahoo.co.uk

Homepage URL:

http://www.geocities.jp/momoko_ti/

Comments:

Hi,All!
I'm glad the DVDs of "Something the Load Made" and "barchester Chronicles" both in Region 1 format are available to pre-order from Amazon.com
Sure, I ordered "barchester Chronicles".
But, I can't see DVD in region 1 by DVD player in Japan.
Because, Japan's region code is "2".
So I see it by DVD drive of PC.
I hope All of Alan's DVD come out on DVD of region free.


Friday, October 8th 2004 - 10:16:33 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Joy (tina_als_girl), I like yours a whole lot better than mine.

Friday, October 8th 2004 - 08:41:07 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Joy (tina_als_girl) don't worry--post as often as you like. No one will get mad at you here.

Both DkH pic manips are great! I'd say we have a few very talented artists here...aren't we lucky??? (YES) Its amazing what some talent and a little software can do, isn't it? What program did you use, Joy?


Friday, October 8th 2004 - 05:43:48 PM

 

 

Name:

Joy (tina_als_girl)

Comments:

Oh, and I don't know if we're supposed to double post, but I forgot to add that the background picture is of Snape's office from one of the HP movie posters.

Joy

Friday, October 8th 2004 - 04:39:23 PM

 

 

Name:

Joy (tina_als_girl)

Comments:

Hello, different Joy here. I've been following this guestbook since its inception, and I've been coming to this website for even longer. I love the site!

Anyway, I thought I'd take a shot at doing a manip of that Dark Harbor pic. So, here's my attempt:



Hope it posts...

Joy (tina_als_girl)

Friday, October 8th 2004 - 04:36:59 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

My blonde moments can be more than funny sometimes, Joy. Sometimes they can be down right hilarious! LOL

Ohhh I like, Lucy! Can you put some glasses on the lad?

Friday, October 8th 2004 - 02:38:17 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:



I had a little fun with Paint Shop Pro this morning. I decided to make it grayscale because I couldn't figure out how to change the suit.

Friday, October 8th 2004 - 02:02:58 PM

 

 

Name:

Joy

Homepage URL:

The Dark World">http://The Dark World

Comments:

Wahahahahaaaaaa!
Sorry, I'm laughing!!!!!! You are too pretty and funny!

Friday, October 8th 2004 - 01:55:52 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Ohhh I understand what you are talking about now, Lucy! I do have my "blonde" moments sometimes! LOL

Friday, October 8th 2004 - 11:21:49 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

*giggle* I love everything about that film, Sniv! So that piccie does do it for me! Thanks!

Hard to tell about his clothes (and even his hair--is it the wig???) in that train pic, GG. AR is so apt to wear black it could be his own threads.

Hmmm, this is the first time Amazon has let me down with the notification of a new release being available to pre-order. Thanks for the tip, Julie. I wasn't quite so displeased when DVDAnswers had the first word on the release...but I still haven't received my notification that it is available for preorder from Amazon! Oh well, big companies...right? Still no word on extras though. I am still keeping my hopes up on that

Barchester Chronicles is available for pre-order from Amazon, as well.

I would have liked to have seen some deleted scenes too and maybe even some bloopers/outtakes from DkH, HC-Jennifer. Even some outtakes from The Dive scene maybe.... I think it would have lightened up the DVD a bit and made it a bit more fun especially after that hugely boring commentary by the director!

Hey Barbara the Hobbit....please don't be a stranger here. We'd love to hear from you more.

Friday, October 8th 2004 - 11:17:51 AM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

I understand about the picture. It's O.K. I haven't seen DH yet, though I plan to.

I'm just saying that all I can see is Snape slapping Harry and yelling, "How DARE you look in my pensieve?"

Friday, October 8th 2004 - 11:05:55 AM

 

 

Name:

Barbara the Hobbit

Comments:

Claudia, I really do appreciate this site. I have downloaded the Private Lives and Christopher Hampton/Joan Bakewell with the extract of LLD, it is so great to see some theatre clips. Thanks a lot from halfway around the world.

Friday, October 8th 2004 - 03:59:42 AM

 

 

Name:

Huckleberry

Location:

Georgia

E-mail address:

huckleberrykitty@hotmail.nospam.com

Comments:

Thanks guys! Looks like David knocked the **** out of The Nameless Hitchhiker. Would have like to have seen that clip.

Jennifer

Thursday, October 7th 2004 - 08:16:38 PM

 

 

Name:

Julie

Location:

Michigan

E-mail address:

julielovesthelions@yahoo.com

Comments:


I was just browsing through Amazon.com's site. You can preorder the "Something the Lord Made" DVD for $18.89. That's a 30% savings!! I was hoping to see StLM sooner than that, but I bet it will be worth the wait.

Keep up the great work. This site is incredible!!

Thursday, October 7th 2004 - 07:52:41 PM

 

 

Name:

GG

Location:

UK

Comments:

He's on the Hogwarts train and he's having his lunch so that he can have it in peace and quiet with none of the annoying snivelly kids around. He hasn't seen the cameras getting illicit pics outside.

Is he wearing his robes or is he in his own clothes?.

Thursday, October 7th 2004 - 05:24:58 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Hiya again...

Thanks Claudia about the not-talking-to-myself lol

Anyways just a funny pic, I have never seen it before, and in no book Snape would be on the train. I can see he is sitting there relaxed talking to two guys, but I was just ...I dunno lol

And about the DH pic...you guys who have seen the film, where is that pic taken? I mean it doenst look like the house on the island does it? Or maybe it does hmm...Looks to me like it was before they go on the boat to get to the island...I mean look at his clothes - that suit was the one he was driving in when the film starts...I dunno...



This is my fave TMD picture...*sniff*

Thursday, October 7th 2004 - 02:57:15 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudis who is off to scan through the new pic site and see if there is anything new!

Location:

GA

Comments:

Ohhh Yippee for the new pic, Sniv (you're never talking to yourself here--just may take a bit before someone can respond)! I agree with Emily--the pics are amazing. I'm not a Potter fan so I don't know if Snape would be on the Hogwart's train or not. It does look like he's talking on a phone doesn't it?

The TMD picture site is pretty awesome too! Its named after my all time fav AR film. Plus its packed with pics!

Hey RickiNicki! So glad your back.

Lucy, here is the original from the DVD which is clear...but way to small

and here's one blown up not quite as big as I took the first




Thursday, October 7th 2004 - 01:56:36 PM

 

 

Name:

Joy

Comments:

*Joy thinking about Alan.. about Sev..*

On the train? Maybe he was tired and there wasn't another place to sit down! :-D
Have you all seen "Dark Harbor"? I haven't! Here in Italy there isn't any dvd or vhs!
*Joy crying!!!!!!!!!!!!*

Thursday, October 7th 2004 - 01:56:07 PM

 

 

Name:

RickiNicki

Comments:

oops, sorry, I forgot..

Hi again to everyone, sorry for not being here for a long time...


Thursday, October 7th 2004 - 01:34:18 PM

 

 

Name:

RickiNicki

Location:

Germany

Comments:

First I didn't realise that this person on this train is AR. I thought this was someone else. Maybe he's relaxing between scenes. I'm not sure.

Thursday, October 7th 2004 - 01:33:22 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Hmmm, that Dark Harbor pic, with a little bit of Photoshop manipulation, could be a Harry/Snape slasher's dream...not that I'm a Harry/Snape slasher.

Still, dark headed male with glasses, Alan Rickman slapping him, enough blurriness where you can't really discern dark-headed male's features...

Unfortunately I don't have Photoshop.

Thursday, October 7th 2004 - 01:33:10 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Maybe he's having a quiet chat with the director? Maybe he needed a private place to ask the producers for more money? Maybe he's on his cell phone ordering a curry for lunch? Maybe it's his look-alike stunt double?

I have no idea why he is on the train. Where are you finding these pictures? They're pretty amazing.

Thursday, October 7th 2004 - 01:12:29 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Ok *feeling like she is talking to herself* Sorry for posting the third post in a row...but you guys have to see this pic, its from the set of PS...



What is he doin in the Howarts Train? Its on set and nobody seems to know why he is in there ...
*turns to AR experts*

Thursday, October 7th 2004 - 12:43:34 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Hiya just popping in again...

Anyone seen this site before?

Truly Madly Deeply picture site

There is a lot of nice pics...lol

Im still excited about that DH pic Claudia..how did you guys know about this?...I have never seen that pic before?...*looks through her 1000s of AR pics* Weird..

Thursday, October 7th 2004 - 11:17:57 AM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

E-mail address:

mesniv2@hotmail.com

Homepage URL:

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

Comments:

*eyes popping out of her head*

GAH! Bah! *explodes* I would give everything coughalmostcough to see that clip!!!

Thanks for the pic ...*keeps staring*

Looks interesting! ...hmm would have been great with deleted scenes lol...

I discussed Die Hard with a friend yesterday and we both agreed that Die Hard was the best out of the three Die Hard movies made so far - but I think we liked them based on two different things though lol ...Me loved Alan and he loved the action and we both agreed it was the most original of the three movies...lol

Thursday, October 7th 2004 - 10:52:12 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Sorry, Sniv. Try this:

Dark Harbor slap

There aren't any deleted scenes on the region 1 DVD either. But the deleted scene explanation for the pic is the only logical conclusion.

Thursday, October 7th 2004 - 09:49:30 AM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Hiya all!

Sorry Claudia but I cant see the pic...and gah deleted scenes from DH - I would love to see those! On my dvd there is only a trailer :-(

Thursday, October 7th 2004 - 09:44:13 AM

 

 

Name:

Joy

Location:

My bedroom.. >.<

Comments:

I've got a question: wasn't Alan too blond in New York première??
Teeth are PERFECT!!!!! But his hair..
I don't like it very much.. TOOOOOOO BLOND! ç_____ç

PS: thanx for the welcome! You are all so pretty!

Thursday, October 7th 2004 - 08:37:13 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Good morning all!

Here is the pic that Jennifer mentioned.

Sorry its kind of blurry but I was trying to enlarge it a bit.

Thanks for the explanation, Sabine!

Thursday, October 7th 2004 - 08:27:09 AM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Jennifer, I believe this scene was cut from the movie because the director felt it would have given too much away. It would have taken place before David and his wife found Norman Reedus' character.

Thursday, October 7th 2004 - 08:18:15 AM

 

 

Name:

Huckleberry The Cat

Location:

Georgia USA

E-mail address:

huckleberrykitty@hotmailnospam.com

Comments:

Hello! I have a question I hope you all can help me with... On the back cover of Dark Harbor, it looks like AR has delivered a back-handed slap to Norman Reedus's character. I cannot find it in the movie (and we know how one can scrutinize this movie, ahem), I cannot find reference to this anywhere. Help!

And in reply to the person asking if AR is gay in this... I promise, whether he is or he isn't... this movie is so very worth it. I can also attest to the fact that this DVD can survive being frozen for 3 days. Don't ask. :D

Jennifer

Thursday, October 7th 2004 - 12:22:21 AM

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Gioia! Welcome aboard and hope you will visit often!

Update! I updated the Music Video page with a video by our very own Lena. Also new on the "All Things Snape" page is another snippet from the New York premiere of PoA snagged by Elaine! She also took all the PoA snippets and compiled into a music video.

Wednesday, October 6th 2004 - 07:39:39 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Hi Gioia,
I just wanted to say "welcome" and that I love your name!
:-)

Wednesday, October 6th 2004 - 07:23:56 PM

 

 

Name:

Gioia *Joy*

Location:

Italy

Homepage URL:

http://ilmondoscuro.altervista.org/

Comments:

Hellooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here I am!!!!!^.^
Thanx Claudia for the message in my guestbook.. It's so pretty!!
I wrote my third letter to Melanie Parker last week!
Let's hope she'll answer soon.. LOL!
HELLO EVERYONE! I'LL POST HERE EVERY DAY!
Kizzesssssssssss
*Joy*

Wednesday, October 6th 2004 - 02:20:41 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

LOL...I guess that shows I only downloaded the video and didn't take the time to explore, doesn't it?

Wednesday, October 6th 2004 - 01:43:47 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

Location:

GA

Comments:

Actually, the creator of this video is careful to let everyone know she doesn't subscribe to the Snape/Lily thing, but that it fit the music.

What's interesting is that in the notes its creator made about this video she said she did it at her mother's request. Her mother chose the music, too.

Wednesday, October 6th 2004 - 01:01:24 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Understandable reaction, Gissing's Girl! Thanks to both our Bowness alumni for your input on what AR said about Take Me With You. Hmmm, I really like Liz Fraser's rendition of the song and agree with AR--her voice will blow you away! But Lennox is a whole 'nother story. She would have been a perfect match to a "T". I really don't know of a film AR has promoted more than tWG but I can't help but think that it might have gotten a little more attention had Lennox been involved. Just my 2 cents, though.

Anyone that tried to go to Selena's site--please try again. There was an extra "http://" that broke the link. It has been fixed. I think you will all agree what a very talented artist she is. There is no AR pieces yet, but she is planning on adding some in the near future.

Lucy! The I am a Rock video link is hilarious! Thanks for adding it and yes, I think the video is very well done too. The timing between the music and video is flawless. And it seems that the creator of this video might subscribe to the Snape/Lilly lost love sub-plot, maybe?

I agree with Sabine in that answering the "Is AR's character in DkH gay?" would take away from the whole film experience for a first time viewer. My suggestion is to see if you can rent it first, Selena. In the meantime, I find reviews of films at Amazon quite helpful.

Dark Harbor reviews at Amazon

Wednesday, October 6th 2004 - 09:04:02 AM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Selena, the Dark Harbor question is really tough to answer without giving away too much of the movie. Essentially, it's about a married couple that picks up a stranger on their way to a weekend get-away. And... golly, I'm bad at this! LOL Maybe somebody can help?
It's one of those films with a surprise ending. Well, at least to me it was a surprise, I didn't see it coming. LOL Even though other people have said that there are enough clues in the movie that one could figure it out. So, to make a long story short: your best bet is to watch the movie. :-)

Regarding TWG and "Take me with you": I love the song, both lyrics and music, and I really like Liz Fraser's voice. But she has a tendency to slur words (at least in this song), which is a bit distracting to me. Just my two cents. :-)

Tuesday, October 5th 2004 - 11:38:01 PM

 

 

Name:

Selena

Location:

Okalahoma

E-mail address:

selena_luvs_tejano@yahoo.com

Homepage URL:

http://www.geocities.com/selena_pippins_lil_hobbit/

Comments:

hey everyone! how are all of you? hope all is well...I have a question...I heard somewhere that in "Dark Harbor" Alan is gay..but I saw a short trailor on IMDB.com and it did not look to me that he was gay. I really would love to see "dark Harbor" it looks really good! can someone tell me what it is about, and is he straight or gay in the movie? thanks~Sel

Tuesday, October 5th 2004 - 09:14:53 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

Thanks so much for Elaine's photos. I love the backstage screencaps from We Know Where You Live. AR's face takes on such a kindly softness when he smiles like that!

I seem to remember AR saying that he first thought of Annie Lennox to sing the song in TWG--it was important to him that it be a Scottish woman--but she was unavailable. Actually, I kind of wish Annie Lennox had been able to do it because I love her voice, although Liz Fraser did perform it quite well.

Tuesday, October 5th 2004 - 05:47:12 PM

 

 

Name:

Lucy

E-mail address:

GA

Comments:

Have you seen the "I am a Rock" Snape video found here?

I Am a Rock Video (linked by admin)

I can't remember how I found it, but it's a nice video. The song is, of course, Simon and Garfunkel's "I am a Rock", and the video is from HP 1 and 2. The clips are high-quality.

I don't know the person who did this, but I think they did a good job.


Tuesday, October 5th 2004 - 05:12:36 PM

 

 

Name:

Selena

Location:

Okalahoma

E-mail address:

selena_luvs_tejano@yahoo.com

Homepage URL:

http://www.geocities.com/selena_pippins_lil_hobbit/

Comments:

Hey Claudia!!! :) thanks for the warm welcome and thanks for reminding me about the site! lol *duh*

Tuesday, October 5th 2004 - 03:06:58 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Elaine those pics! *melts* and thanks a lot for posting the link Claudia!

*keeps staring*

Ps. I just notice that its actually posted at the top how to put a url in...right sorry!

Tuesday, October 5th 2004 - 01:30:57 PM

 

 

Name:

GG

Location:

UK

Comments:

I remember him saying that Liz Fraser was out of this world when she sang the song and he was blown away by her. I was so overcome by his near prescence that a bomb could have gone off and I wouldn't have noticed. He has such presence.

Tuesday, October 5th 2004 - 12:34:32 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

And where is Elaine????

Tuesday, October 5th 2004 - 09:33:24 AM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Elaine, thanks for those pictures! They're great!

Claudia, thanks for posting the link! :-)

Tuesday, October 5th 2004 - 08:57:16 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Hello, Melanie and Selena!. Welcome to our little community! Please feel free to come back as often as you like.

Selena, please post your url next time so everyone can take a peek at your art.

I agree on the beauty of Take Me With You. I was quite amazed to learn AR had written the lyrics. I believe AR stated, at the Bowness event, that the song was actually recorded in a few short hours and that AR and Michael Kamen weren't allowed to stick around while Liz Fraser was working on it. Do you remember him being asked about that, sonoma or Gissing's Girl?

BTW, Elaine updated her PhotoBucket album Alan Here and There



Tuesday, October 5th 2004 - 08:42:54 AM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Hiya again

Have you all heard that JK Rowling has confirmed that Snape was in Slyhterin?

JK Rowling Officail Site FAQs (linked by admin)

<-- thats the link..sorry still havent worked this out...

Anyways TWG is such a beautiful film! And the music...Ahh! *melts* "Take me with you" is the best song ever!

Tuesday, October 5th 2004 - 06:45:17 AM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Melanie, it's great that you enjoy this site and it is wonderful that you are so enthusiastic about AR. I'm sure he appreciates the fact that you dropped Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp for him! *grin* But when you post here next time, could you please refrain from using foul language. Thanks! ;-)

Monday, October 4th 2004 - 11:19:49 PM

 

 

Name:

Selena

Location:

OKlahoma

E-mail address:

selena_luvs_tejano@yahoo.com

Comments:

Hey Claudia!!!
Im here! hehe I love Alan Rickman soooo much I just wish I could see more of his movies :( I will get my Alan Drawing scanned real soon :D it is wonderful to be here!thank you so much for chatting with me via email. :) take care hon. TTYS

Kathy From Arkasas: HI!!!! what part of ARK are you in? as you can see I live in oklahoma...it would be awesome to chat with you, I love meeting new people and I this is my first time talking with AR fans...anyway please take care and God Bless you all!~love Selena

Monday, October 4th 2004 - 10:25:33 PM

 

 

Name:

Melanie Parker

Location:

Hogwarts, man!

Comments:

Yo, so cool, I love this, and Alan Rickman is *bleep* GOOD! *bleep* Depp and Bloom, go Rickman! All the way!!

Monday, October 4th 2004 - 09:41:29 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

ATTN BBC-America subscribers. Tonight on Hamish MacBeth, Phyllida Law makes an appearance. I've never seen this show before so I don't know if she will be a regular or not. Also, the man that played Nina's pest control person in TMD is in this show. Lots of AR ties in this show and it looks fascinating!

Amelie! Thanks for stopping by and hope you'll visit often. We will love hearing from you.

All the the Winter Guest conversation is great! Thanks for all the input and keep it coming, please!

Monday, October 4th 2004 - 07:24:32 PM

 

 

Name:

Kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Hi Everyone--busy weekend

Amelie-
I just had a TWG weekend. It is a very thought provoking movie. I think the Winter guest can be interpreted many ways on many levels. I think the first obvious is the mother that comes uninvited. Then there is the frozen sea stopping everything and caputuring them all for a time. There is the grief of Frances and the fact that this grief also holds her son captive, too. Death is everywhere also--the death of the husband and father--the eventual death of the mother--the two old ladies who go to funerals for their entertainment, but also realize theirs is probably not too far off--Then the child who walks off into the mist--does he die?? I think what I got out of it is that we need to be there for each other-- no matter how annoying the mother is we know she loves her daughter. The son loves his mom even tho she is having a hard time getting on with life. The 12 y/os are buddies and look out for each other as do the old ladies. The stark landscape is perfect for highlighting the characters and emotion. The beautiful piano runs thru each scene like a color uniting it all together.
I found it very profound and moving. I have to admit tho my husband died 6 years ago so I know exactly what the emotions are running thru this movie. It came out just about the time my husband died and there was no way I could have watched it then. Even tho I love Emma Thompson--I didn't know about AR then--and I know everyone told me what a good movie it was, I didn't have it in me to see it.

It is beautiful and AR and Sharman MacDonald got it absolutely right.

Kathy

Monday, October 4th 2004 - 02:43:25 PM

 

 

Name:

Amelie

Location:

Germany

E-mail address:

kukuvaja@yahoo.deeeeee

Comments:

Hi everybody and especially Claudia. I thank you so much for your work. Your download site is a dorado.I love love love it. And I like this guestbook.

I love the Winter Guest but it was hard to understand without subtitles. Alan is not in it, but we can look through his eyes. Who is the Winter Guest? Death, I think. A guest is somebody who visits you and after some time will leave you again. Death was a visitor to several persons in this film, like a shadow he was there for a while but he went away once more for this time. For the daughter it's depression, which she overcomes with the help of her mother, for the mother it's the realization, that she is old and needs help, for the two old ladies it's waiting and they go visiting the funerals of others, to feel they're alive, still. For the boys, as much as I understood what they were talking about, it's the hopeless situation of ther family lives, which seem to take the breath off them, before they start to live.
What do you think? I would like to hear it.



Monday, October 4th 2004 - 12:15:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Hi all! Sorry to have been scarce this past weekend!

I believe, Anke, that AR more or less stated your same thoughts in relation to directing in an interview. I did a quick search of interviews that Claire keeps archived but couldn't find where he mentioned directing requiring more of one's self than acting. Maybe someone else will have better luck than I. However, I did stumble on an interview where AR did answer the question "Who is the real winter guest?"

Thanks to all for response about the Snape pic. So it seems we all agree that it is his signature. And I suppose it could be a real promo pic that might have never made it to the UK and/or US publications. It seems like I saw some promo pics in a French magazine that I didn't think were published in the UK or US. But then again, I could be totally off because I'm not the dedicated Potter fan that many are.

Hello to Silke and Angel_Inside! Welcome to our little community. Hope you will come again and OFTEN!

Monday, October 4th 2004 - 11:23:17 AM

 

 

Name:

Angel_Inside

Location:

Russia

E-mail address:

shmelik55@yandex.ru

Comments:

I was looking for such site all the time and at last I've found it!!! Thanks to you!!!! The best site I've ever visit!!!
THX!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 4th 2004 - 10:22:53 AM

 

 

Name:

Silke

Location:

Germany

Homepage URL:

http://members.tripod.com/DanCassian/index.html

Comments:

Hi Claudia,

I was surfing through the net and found your wonderful website! Please keep up your great work. Your site is a paradise for all Alan Rickman fan!
Greetings from Berlin/Germany,
your Silke

Monday, October 4th 2004 - 05:30:04 AM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Comments:

I think the autograph looks authentic, too. I'm not too concerned about the placement, I think he tries to sign wherever it doesn't disrupt the photo too much (still has the graphic designer's eye?). I'm certainly no expert, but I'd guess the photo could be real. I remember seeing a promotional photo of Snape on what I think was the same set. Sorry, I've saved so many photos of AR but willy nilly and have no way to locate a specific one! The facial expression is similar to other photos, but maybe he's just being "Snape?"

Sunday, October 3rd 2004 - 04:04:03 PM

 

 

Name:

GG

E-mail address:

UK

Comments:

Maybe he signed there as he thought the signature wouldn't show up on the bottom of the pic as it was busy and dark. Just a thought.

Sunday, October 3rd 2004 - 03:59:54 PM

 

 

Name:

GG

E-mail address:

UK

Comments:

Nice pic, the signature looks real to me. I've just compared it to one of mine and it's the same, even the "n" on the end of Rickman looks genuine. I love the Snape scowl. In real life he comes across as charming but aloof. I think this is to protect himself.

Sunday, October 3rd 2004 - 03:55:42 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

If the pic is real its from PS...and I think its real...look at the hand that is without doubt Alans!

But I must admit I am not 100% sure...but I think it is...

Its just funny that no one has ever seen this before...

And I think Emma Thompson was just great in PoA! LOL I have never seen her in a role like that, so she really surprised me in a good way!

Cant wait for the PoA to come out on dvd :-D

Sunday, October 3rd 2004 - 02:17:09 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

I meant to say that if that Snape picture is real, it's quite a find. I'm thinking it's a promo from Sorcerer's Stone or COS, not POA. The wig was cut differently in POA.

And now that I look. I dont think it's Mesmer's arm!

Sunday, October 3rd 2004 - 01:36:08 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

That autograph on the Snape photo is real - it looks exactly like the autograph on the photo Gissing's Girl so thoughtfully got me at Bowness, the R dips the same way.

However, I think the photo is a total manipulation - the head is from another picture and I think maybe the arm is from a picture of him in "Mesmer". Maybe the autograph is a manip too -- taken off a totally different picture or other autographed item. It seems to me (and this is totally unscientific) that he doesn't sign a picture in that spot, he usually signs across the bottom or straight up and down the left side.

Sunday, October 3rd 2004 - 01:33:04 PM

 

 

Name:

Anke

Location:

The Netherlands

Comments:

If you direct a movie you are giving even more away from yourself then if your acting. At least, that is my opinion... So was looking forward to see 'The winter guest'. I'm not disappointed either! Must be a person with compassion for other people who made this! Well I already thought so, not really a surprise... But a nice conformation anyway.

I don't know about the boy though, Kathy... I'm afraid he choose to explore an other future then the one he saw before him... It made me sad. Otherwise I agree with you, beautiful scenery and I loved the two old lady's roaming about on funerals. Great young actors too!!! Emma Thompson was great as ever. I loved to see her in the Prisoner of Azkeban. She was so funny! Most parts she played are quite serious and this one wasn't.

Who do you all think the winter guest was???

Gissing's girl... I am jealous too, just like Sniv... And really great he recognized Roy. Must have been great!


Sunday, October 3rd 2004 - 01:06:02 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

I agree with you on the Snape pic, Claudia. It looks like the picture was manipulated, but the signature looks real.

Sunday, October 3rd 2004 - 11:16:41 AM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Wow, Gissing's Girl! What great stories to share and memories to keep! Thanks so much for sharing. I must admit I am most impressed by AR's recognition of your hubby. As many people as he must encounter everyday, to be able to recognize some of them is a feat within itself!

No Sniv, I've never seen that pic before. To me, it looks a bit like a promo pic or someone did some magic to it. But the autograph actually looks real to me well except for the "R" dipping so low. What does everyone else think? Gissing's Girl, does it look real to you?

Sunday, October 3rd 2004 - 09:47:09 AM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Hiya again...

Uh look what I just found:

Autographed Snape Photo

I have never seen that Snape pic!!! Have you guys?

Sunday, October 3rd 2004 - 06:24:45 AM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

*jealous at Gissing's Girl*

OMG I wish I one day can meet him. Every fanreport I have read says he is so nice and calm.

And great that he recognized Roy lol - *hugs Alan*

Sunday, October 3rd 2004 - 05:33:53 AM

 

 

Name:

Gissing's Girl

Location:

UK

Comments:

I promised to tell you all about meeting AR in Bowness and New York. We saw Private Lives twice in London and then I had the bright idea of going to New York as well. Luckily Roy decided to indulge me and we went for a long weekend. After the play we waited outside the theatre for Alan to come out and by this time I was a gibbering wreck. When Alan came out Roy stopped him and got his autograph for me and then told him that we had gone over especially to see him in the play.He asked if we'd enjoyed it and if we liked New York.

When we saw PL in London we were sitting in the front row on the left side of the theatre on the balcony side so we could actually see the expressions on his face. Twice! The best seats to have.

When we went to Bowness, Alan was outside the theatre and recognised Roy and sked him if he'd moved to Bowness. They had a conversation for about 5 minutes and Roy had his picture taken with Alan. After the theatre discussion, while he was signing photograps I waited in line to get mine done and asked him to sign some others for good friends of mine. He was very good about it and signed all of them. He was wearing his brown leather jacket and jeans with the patched knee and was as gorgeos close to as he is on the screen. I got lots of photos and have had one blown up and framed. I was hoping he was going to be at Bowness this year but I haven't heard anything as yet.

Saturday, October 2nd 2004 - 04:11:43 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Thanks Emily for the information. I don't seem to keep up with who owns who anymore. It makes sense now, though.

Yes Sniv, that link was posted at Suzanne's before this guest book came into being so its nice to have a record of it here as well. So keep the links coming!

Saturday, October 2nd 2004 - 01:07:15 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Have you guys seen the pic of him from the RADA luch ...there was recently?

RADA centenary celebration lunch at The Mansion House (linked by admin)

Sorry I dont know how to post the url like you guys do..:-/


Saturday, October 2nd 2004 - 12:54:31 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Yeah about the WB and HBO lol

And about AR not attending the release parties - well I was goin to say something like Emily lol

So basically I have nothing to say...atm lol

Saturday, October 2nd 2004 - 12:48:23 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

Couple of things. re: STLM DVD announcement -- HBO is owned by Time Warner, so it's not unusual that Warner made the DVD announcement.

Re: POA DVD -- I remember searching all the pictures from the DVD launches of the first two Potter movies, and AR did not attend either. It was mostly the child actors, if I remember correctly.

Saturday, October 2nd 2004 - 12:33:30 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Good morning to everyone! Mine has been the BEST! ;-)

Thanks for the Launch party info, Sabine. I've read in some of the groups that AR has not attended other parties...but is that officially confirmed anywhere?

I can understand your reluctance, Emily. And thanks for the warning. I suppose we all take a chance each time we click that "Go" button or link. But I had that link previous to my last computer clear off (at which time I lost my favs...don't even ask why I didn't back them up! LOL). Anyway, I had visited the site quite often admiring the pics galleries and as far as I know I didn't catch anything.

Yes, I thought the pics from the book were new too, Sniv. But its hard to tell...that site is so loaded its hard to know if you've missed something or not!

Kathy! So you are now the Winter Guest christened! It really is a wonderful film--very beautiful story along with fantastic sets. I would have loved to have seen the play. Sian Thomas was the original Frances. Although AR has complemented her on what a fine actress she is, Emma Thompson could have been the only one for Frances in the film version. Sort of the same thing happened to AR with Dangerous Liaisons but it was obvious the replacement of AR in that film was one of the hugest mistakes ever made!

RE: The DVD release notice of Something the Lord Made from DVDANSWERS. Is it just me or does anyone else find it quite strange that Warner is announcing the release instead of HBO. And why isn't HBO announcing it?

Saturday, October 2nd 2004 - 12:20:32 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Hey cool about the book and that website..I downloaded the text (from that site) some months ago actually but the pics are new! They werent there when I downloaded it.

I havent had problems with that site but sorry to hear someone had... :-/


Saturday, October 2nd 2004 - 09:30:22 AM

 

 

Name:

Kathy

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

Sabine, yes I did see HIS cameo--I was clued into it or I would have missed it. The music was so beautiful. It was remarkable--I have said it before, he must have a poet's soul to be so intunded to emotion. Each scene was arranged like an artist would paint a picture-- all the emphasis on the characters.

I did enjoy it.

Kathy

Friday, October 1st 2004 - 11:56:46 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

Kathy, did you notice AR's brief appearance in one of the scenes? It's just a little blurp, if you blink, you miss it. :-)
I really enjoyed TWG as well. And I love Michael Kamen's music, it fits the movie so well.

Friday, October 1st 2004 - 10:05:36 PM

 

 

Name:

Kathy Fowler

Location:

Arkansas

Comments:

OMG I just finished TWG what a beautiful film. It was made with an artist's eye. The faces were so real and stark so important against the bleak winter scene. The minimalist music, so haunting and beautiful let us see the characters so clearly--Emma looked beautiful, even with short hair you could see the love for her mother and the beauty in her face. I don't know if AR set the composition of the scene up but they look like paintings, so beautiful. Two hankie movie. I just chose to believe the little boy came back with the kitten. Even the old ladies were touching.
Is AR a genius or what?

Sniff, sniff,
Kathy

Friday, October 1st 2004 - 08:35:23 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

I don't want to alarm anyone, because this might just be a coincidence. But, I went to that "zamok" site to read the AR book earlier this year, and I began having computer problems that eventually resulted in me having to buy a new PC. I didn't download the book, I merely read it. But it hung up my machine and then after that I started having lots of crashes, fatal errors, running slower, etc. until finally one day my browser was hijacked. I had picked up a very insidious piece of spyware that had corrupted my machine so badly, it couldn't be fixed.

I can't prove that this site did it, but I always associate going there with the start of my problems. So be careful!

I have a hardcover copy of the book (the 1996 edition, not the update) that I would be willing to circulate to anyone who wants to read it.

Friday, October 1st 2004 - 08:01:25 PM

 

 

Name:

Sabine

Location:

GA

Comments:

This just in from The Leaky Cauldron:

Exclusive: PoA DVD Launch Party November 18

Extremely reliable sources tell TLC that the launch party for the release of the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD will be on November 18 at The Honourable Society of Middle Temple in London. Cast and crew of the film are expected to attend.



Friday, October 1st 2004 - 07:37:06 PM

 

 

Name:

Anke

Comments:

Why did I buy the book???

Friday, October 1st 2004 - 06:09:28 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

E-mail address:

flipper828@aol.com

Comments:

Update to the Links section. But you, my friends, can get to it from here:


You will find not only a Word document of "That Book" but also a text document...so choose your weapon, ladies. Also, this webmaster/mistress has all the nice piccies from the book, too.

Many thanks to Mary Kay for bending over backwards to help me look for this link. And lot of thanks to our Kimberly for sending me the link.

Friday, October 1st 2004 - 05:58:47 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

In DK we can see region 1 but my dvd-player can also take the dvd from region 2 (but 2 is European).

And thanks for the TMD article...Ill read it tomorrow!

And bah I havent seen Mesmer (because its not avaiable in DK as many other AR films) *sniff*

But I have seen the Winter Guest (I also recorded it) :-D

Friday, October 1st 2004 - 05:10:19 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Reveiws, ladies. Don't forget to come tell us about your thoughts on Mesmer and the Winter Guest.

Friday, October 1st 2004 - 04:58:56 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

The makeup and set of Play were pretty remarkable, Anke. Kind of spooky! ;-)

Thanks for that link. Very interesting reading for all TMD fans. *tee hee* Before you know it, the initials will come naturally!

Friday, October 1st 2004 - 04:44:56 PM

 

 

Name:

Anke

Comments:

Symbol, Narrative, and the musics of Truly Madly Deeply

I really messed up... Sorry Claudia

Anke

Friday, October 1st 2004 - 04:22:44 PM

 

 

Name:

Anke

Location:

A small country in Europe

E-mail address:

ankeboe@planet.nl

Comments:

Hello everybody,

Yeah, we should prepare ourselves for a meeting and mention 'The preacher', and 'Play' (I love de make-up!) Thanks to Claudia we can make a list of rare items so we can really catch his attention! (Giggle).

If read a study about the music in TMD (hey... using the initials myself) It's very interesting!

I leave it to you Claudia to make it a REAL link... Sorry



Hi Kathy, Yes I am a teacher, glad to hear your son is okay! I'm going to watch 'The winter guest' for the first time to this weekend!

The offer for Dogma region 1 still stands!!!

Great news about StLM, but I have to wait for a region 2... PLEASE!!! Make it fast!!! And while your at it put The search for John Gissing on DVD (region 1 and 2 too)

Have great weekend everybody!

Anke

Friday, October 1st 2004 - 04:19:56 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia (please let StLM DVD have interviews!!!)

Location:

GA

Comments:

Looks like we have quite a few AR meeting veterans among us. Thanks to all for sharing.

sonoma, you make me blush but its the group of people here that makes this place so nice. We really have the greatest group here.

It would be nice to have a TMD soundtrack, don't you think?

What region DVD is available in DK, Sniv?

Friday, October 1st 2004 - 04:05:40 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

LOL I wont Claudia - dont worry!

And cool about STLM dvd! I hope its coming to DK too...stupid country never gets anything but hopefully itll get this!


Friday, October 1st 2004 - 03:27:09 PM

 

 

Name:

sonoma

Location:

CA

Comments:

I also love Bach's Cello Sonata in G Minor, but the piece that makes me teary in TMD is the one at the end, the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra no. 7. I love the way it so perfectly expresses Nina's re-blossoming, but also Jamie's support that brought her there--and what I like to think is his continued support, even if it is in the background.

I was also able to attend Bowness (due to circumstance and coincidence I still find hard to believe), and while I generally think that was probably my single allotted "AR moment" (certainly not complaining!), I still cling to a dream of seeing him in a play onstage someday--not likely in my part of the planet though!

Thanks to everyone for this "haven" but especially to Claudia!

Friday, October 1st 2004 - 03:20:08 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

Sheena has posted the most excellent news about the DVD release of Something the Lord Made

Yippeee!!! I do think the price is a bit steep for a release with no extras. But hopefully that portion of the alert will be updated at a later date.

Ohh noo Sniv....don't let the RickMANIAC attack go completely away!

I'm not really sure why KelClancy left. I was still new to the AR world at the time. But it does seem like she or one of her friends explained her departure. As usual, my memory leaves a lot to be desired.

Friday, October 1st 2004 - 03:02:27 PM

 

 

Name:

Sniv

Comments:

Helloo again

I think it could be quite interesting to see what Alan would say if one mentioned The Preacher lol...

And thanks for the url to that site - why was it closed down? ...It has a lot of cool things there - have there been more? *keep asking questions*

Im out...but will be back ;) and thanks Claudia my rickmaniac-attack is all gone now lol ...well sorta...

Friday, October 1st 2004 - 01:25:57 PM

 

 

Name:

Claudia

Location:

GA

Comments:

An animated hello to Kath and Aelwynne(Gissing's Girl)

I think Bach's Cello Sonata in G Minor is my favorite classical piece, Kath. And its ties to Truly Madly Deeply is the reason behind the choice. Yes, I admit that is rather prejudiced but what can I say? LOL

Gissing's Girl! Aelwynne, I'm so glad you found us and hope you will feel at home here. Looking forward to your AR chat no matter how rushed it was.

I want to spend some time at the Fametracker site, SARF. Thanks for the link.

Also, thanks for the link to KelClancy's, Emily. KelClancy's site is a mine of information. I was a brand new fan just prior to her taking the site down but I did get to spend many an hour there. I was devastated when it went down and I had not saved a thing! I kept saying, "OK...I'll come back to this." Not to long ago someone posted a url that has record of all websites whether live or not--can't remember the url. But all everyone was tickled that not all KelClancey's information was gone. I have now bookmarked the link, Em. Thanks again.


Friday, October 1st 2004 - 01:03:03 PM

 

 

Name:

Emily

Comments:

We were talking about those "lost" AR talk show appearances. I remembered I had this link to Kel Clancy's AR Page. This is a no longer active site that has a wealth of information, especially press articles. You can read the transcript to AR's "Arsenio Hall" appearance here -- it's on the front page, under "Five Extras". Anyone know what happened to KelClancy? Is she still around?

Friday, October 1st 2004 - 12:19:12 PM

 

 

Name:

SARF

Location:

NZ

Comments:

Sorry, forgot to add that the AR sighting is about halfway down the page. Scroll down until you see the post by SurlyBooty (LOVE that name!)

Friday, October 1st 2004 - 06:23:23 AM

 

 

Name:

SARF

Location:

NZ

Comments:

Claudia - here's the link to the Fametracker sighting.
There are some very interesting stories on this board

Friday, October 1st 2004 - 06:21:28 AM

 

 

Name:

Aelwynne(Gissing's Girl)

Location:

UK

Comments:

Yes I got to talk to him at Bowness but I was in a queue and it was of neccessity, very rushed. And I will tell you a little bit more about it tonight when I have more time. I hsve to get ready for another day in the library.

Friday, October 1st 2004 - 02:54:40 AM

 

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