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Dee - myself again! 
10/31/05 at 10:50 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

CatsPlay - You noticed my hands-on-heads gesture! Yeees! It was all for you folks!

 

Thanks everyone for bearing with my Snape-attack today! Funny...none of the adults knew who I was suppose to be. They kept asking if I was a "Victorian parson". I remember someone once posting that Snape's outfit looked a lot like Slope's clothes. Guess they were right!

 

Oh...I noticed something else about Snape's outfit. With the way it fits tight to the waist and then flairs, "teh pudge" seems to take on a life of its own! I was sucking in my gut all day! *gasp* No wonder so many photos of AR as Snape magnifies his glorious pudge!

 

Claudia - So sorry you're not feeling well. Feel better soon!


Dee - myself again 
10/31/05 at 10:31 PM

Comments:
CatsPlay -
Satai Delenn 
10/31/05 at 10:12 PM

Comments:

Quote:
Martina  
Today at 05:38 AM

What is your location?
Munich, Germany

Comments:
Hallo.
Sorry you can´t open the link- but I also hab problems and thought it doesn´t work but with a little patience - it worked.
I can´t post the picture as requested because it´s a videoclip.
Harry, Hermione and Ron are doing the homework in the great hall with other pupils. The are talking about the yulball and who is going with whom to the ball.
The best thing is that Snape is in charge of the students - and he is very rude to Ron and Harry because they are speaking.I love it !!!!
I saved the clip on my computer , maybe I can send it to those who can´t open it.
Write to:M.Franke1@gmx.de

 

Ah. Well then, lol, nevermind. I've seen that clip. It's great. I was cracking up non-stop. Although, it does bother me that the makers of the movie keep feeling the need to change/add things that the book doesn't have and leave out crucial stuff that is in the books. In the GOF, Snape NEVER hits them! The closest he comes is in book 5 when he is LIVID with Harry! It's just really annoying.

 

Oh, and Elaine,

Have a wonderful Samhain! And Blessed Be!


CatsPlay 
10/31/05 at 10:07 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Came across this Alan encounter story, wondering if it's been noted here.  Interesting....

 

http://www.diagonally.org/News/article/sid=60.html

 

Also, watched Judas Kiss today.  I did enjoy Alan in this movie (lots of gorgeous closeups and screen time).  I kind of found the accents comical though, as I do think he lapsed into his regular British accent a number of times!

 

Does anyone know if this is on Region 1 DVD?

 

 


Claudia 
10/31/05 at 09:28 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

CBA....thanks Sue.  I'll have to remember that one! 

 

Sorry Hikity but I'm going to have to be a Sue copy cat yet again and vote for Colin Firth with a side vote to Jon Bon Jovi from time to time.  LOL 

 

You're absolutely right Carolina! The monthly vote did start a day early.  Dag nab it...and I thought all along we would have a day extra.

 

I think I will also have to agree with Sue on the yearly vote.  Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp are going to be the tough ones to beat when the yearly vote gets under way.  We will really have to be on our toes....up day and night....gawd, I hope it only goes a month. 

 

Dee, your costume is great!  And the two kids were adorable.

 

Vicki, it wasn't the emoties that made the book go wide so feel free.....Emily forgiving, of course.  *grin*

 

I know that Thanksgiving is only an American holiday so I hope all our friends will bear with us this month and maybe even join in with the emoties. 

 

Speaking of holidays....Guy Fawkes Day is this weekend!  Get the firewood ready! 

 

Now I'm off to bed, ladies.  I'm battling a cold and feel like *insert bad word here*

 

BTW, not one single ghost or goblin has darkened my doorstep tonight!  Is that good luck...bad luck...or no luck at all???  LOL Well, at least the dog didn't have a heart attack every five minutes as I expected and the people at work will love me...at least until the candy runs out. 

 

Sweet AR dreams to everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Carolina 
10/31/05 at 08:27 PM

What is your location? South America

Comments:

If my memory serves me right, the monthly vote began on Sept the 30th, which means it had to end on Oct the 31st.

 

 


Peekabooh 
10/31/05 at 08:03 PM

Comments:
Dee, you look very Snapish to me...... love the buttons...... love your white teeth.....(grin). Thanks for "revealing". Hugs Peekabooh



CatsPlay 
10/31/05 at 07:57 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:
Dee, you look fantastic!!! And, that second pose with the hands on the heads was done especially for us, wasn't it??!
Dee - Snape's TIRED! 
10/31/05 at 07:42 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

I promise - these are the last two photos! We had two Harry Potters and one Herminie show up tonight! When I walked up behind them and growled, "There will be no foolish wand waving" their eyes got big as saucers! So much fun!

 


 

Now...off with this wig!!! How does AR stand it??! It was always in my mouth!


Thea 
10/31/05 at 07:18 PM

What is your location? northeast US

Comments:

Dee:  Great costume!


sue 
10/31/05 at 07:03 PM

Comments:

I knew somebody would ask!!

THESE are Diddymen!

 

Yeah, Kelsey Grammar could do the King of Sweden


Susan CA 
10/31/05 at 06:50 PM

Comments:
To get the Harry Potter votes for AR in the yearly run-off when we'll need every possible vote to have a chance against Depp and Bloom, we need to eliminate Ralph Fiennes.  I'm voting for CF now, but if I have to vote for RC to stop Fiennes I'll vote for RC.  It's the only way I can think of to improve AR's chances in the run-off--the tens of thousands of Potter fans who support the films in general, not Snape in particular.

Vicki 
10/31/05 at 06:30 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Oooops!  Did I make it go wide last night?   I'm so sorry....I shall be less enthusiastic with my smilies from now on. 

 

Sue - a diddyman's hat????  What is a diddyman?....and why is he wearing a hat?  I'd say Kelsey Grammer and Marcia Gay Hardin could double for the King and Queen of Sweden. 

 

Dee - your costume looks fantastic!  Congrats on your creative seamstress skills.  Did people know who you were?  (Well, the really smart ones did).

 

They probably stopped the voting because AR was so far in the lead that they already had a clear winner.  Not fair if you're looking strictly at the totals....but since they don't post the totals on the monthly winner board they probably decided to get on with the next month's voting.  I'm sure that everyone starts at square one for the Man of the Year vote.   JMO.


Laurie 
10/31/05 at 05:59 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Sue, I forgot about Orlando and Johnny so you're right, it probably won't make that much difference. 


Laurie 
10/31/05 at 05:56 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Dee, your costume turned out great!

 

Ricky, I thought someone here made the suggestion that in the monthly vote we should vote for someone other than Ralph Fiennes because he is in HP and the Goblet of Fire movie and after that is released he will become more popular and pose a threat to AR in the yearly vote. I also like Colin Firth, so that is who I'm voting for.


sue 
10/31/05 at 05:56 PM

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I really don't think it matters that much now. Orlando and Johnny Depp will be the ones to beat. I know a lot of JD fans and they are obsessed!!! I shall vote for Colin anyway occasionally like I was voting for John Bon Jovi who has now passed Ricky Martin but cannot catch up with Viggo wotsit (who was sexy as Aragorn but a great disappointment in real life!!LOL) 
Ricky 
10/31/05 at 05:35 PM

What is your location? Austria

Comments:

@Laurie - I wondered whome to vote in the monthly thing. Mean, to help AR ?!

Who would be best?

Didn't vote until now.....Don't know whom to take...

 

CLAUDIA - help us, what do you think?

 

Ricky


Barbara 
10/31/05 at 04:05 PM

What is your location? NZ

Comments:

Nice to meet you, Dee!


Laurie 
10/31/05 at 04:05 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Hey guys, RF is gaining in the hello monthly vote.  I've been voting for CF.  Should we go all out to try to keep RF from winning the monthly vote and having him up against AR in the yearly vote?  What do you all think?


leanne 
10/31/05 at 03:34 PM

Comments:

hey I found a little snape, but if you click on it he gets bigger! lol

http://www.veritaserum.com/galleries/displayimage.php?album=323&pos=19

Dee- you look fantastic!!

Leanne

-x-


Dee, the potion mistress! 
10/31/05 at 03:06 PM

What is your location? Hogwarts Library

Comments:

Okay...here's the photo of my Snape costume! I just couldn't get the sneer down right. I just looked constipated...

 

If you want to know what I look like in "real life", picture dishwater red hair!


Carly Lynda 
10/31/05 at 02:58 PM

What is your location? MONTREAL, Canada

Comments:

Quote:
Elaine wrote:-

 

Carly-Linda, good manip but I just cannot see Snape as a vampire! There's been so much speculation about this and it's all rot - JKR has said so! But just for Haloween.....  

 

Oh God, No!

 

Professor Snape as a vampire????  NEVAH!

 

However, I am all for Professor Snape getting his own movie franchise and although I am not a HP fan per se, but watch the movies at the theatre and then buy the DVD's for ... the Alan factor alone (!!!), I know that I would watch Snape's movies, with *A LOT* OF PROFESSOR SNAPE in them, with gusto!

 

 


Susan CA 
10/31/05 at 02:54 PM

Comments:
It's too early to know for sure, but it begins to look like a major voting effort for Colin Firth might be helpful to AR in the long run.  Who would have thought that so many people would vote for RC, very talented but apparently not very nice.

Elaine 
10/31/05 at 02:40 PM

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Carly-Linda, good manip but I just cannot see Snape as a vampire! There's been so much speculation about this and it's all rot - JKR has said so! But just for Haloween.....  (I'd rather have him as himself....tee hee)

 

Yes, sue, that's probably it!


sue 
10/31/05 at 02:34 PM

Comments:

CBA = Can't be arsed (Can't be bothered)!!


Claudia 
10/31/05 at 02:31 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Hmmm, seems funny to not enter a number next to name.  LOL  I wonder why they shut the monthly off a day early but the weekly is still active. 

 


Carly Lynda 
10/31/05 at 02:30 PM

What is your location? MONTREAL, Canada

Comments:

 

 

Professor Snapula:  "Awwwww, yessssssss!  Let me biiiiiiiiiiiite your neck-eh, you innocent child."

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EVERYONE!!!

 


Claudia 
10/31/05 at 02:28 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

You ARE an inspiration in more ways than one, Ali-Pat!    

 

Christina, if you haven't visited Ali-Pat's site, its a must for the Alan Rickman fan.  Not only does she have tons and tons of information...there is quite a bit of humor mixed in.  Its a hoot to read. 

 

uhhhh, I am sure I should know this but.....CBA??? 

 

Yall, I thought of something while at lunch.  I forgot to set the VCR for the Ellen show today and I don't think my cable company runs it anymore today.  I'm sooo sorry, yall.  Did someone else think to record it? 

 

 

 

 


Christina 
10/31/05 at 02:20 PM

What is your location? I promise this is the last!

Comments:
Ok, reaching the limit of legal stupidity here...I HAVE visited your site, just didn`t know it was...well...yours! But at least I can now say it`s abssolutly marvellous!

CatsPlay 
10/31/05 at 02:15 PM

Comments:

There are 2 interesting "B" roll clips on HPANA.  On clip 2, during the first few seconds I think I could spot Snape running through the background.  And, at around 2:17, this is the Yule Ball scene that we have seen pics of, but I can't seem to locate Snape.

 

Here is the link for the second B roll

 

http://libsyn.com/media/pottercast/gofbroll2.wmv


Christina 
10/31/05 at 02:09 PM

What is your location? Banging head on the table in shame

Comments:
Ali-Pat I am soooo sorry for not nowing that! I didn`t visit your site so far (but boy am I gonna do that now! ) and I`m so sorry and I hope u`ll forgive my ignorance. This "borrowing" has got to stop! Anyway, if youhad the original ideea, my praises to you! Extraordinary ideea! I enjoyed it very much! *anxiously rushes off to acces site*

Laura 
10/31/05 at 01:40 PM

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I watched at a dvd store the  DVDs of Harry Potter and Dogma and behind the cover there is a list of extras. For what I know there is a cut scene in HP 1 and ...a short thing (in Dogma) available at Claudia's site...right?Do I miss something else? H.Potter2 has anything with AR? I am interested only in AR related things: inteviews, cut scenes etc.

Thank you for any help

 


Laura 
10/31/05 at 01:34 PM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

Happy Halloween!

Claudia, I hope your cold goes away very fast!

I can't open the link to a video(??)with Snape, it gives me blank page not found


sue 
10/31/05 at 01:31 PM

Comments:

Elaine said:

Quote:
I'm wondering if he is trying to distance himself from Snape to keep the "mystery" going for kids 

 

Or on the other hand maybe he just CBA!!


Elaine 
10/31/05 at 01:21 PM

Comments:

There are a whole bunch of on site interviews with the GoF cast including those who have just a minor part - except AR! I'm wondering if he is trying to distance himself from Snape to keep the "mystery" going for kids. I know that he feels that it is quite important not to spoil things for them. But it does not look good for any "good" extras on the dvd!


Ali-Pat 
10/31/05 at 12:47 PM

What is your location? lunch break!

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

Comments:
Christina--I have seen that site.  Much of it is borrowed from my own JKR is an ARF list.  I am flattered to be imitated, but I do wish the webmistress had given me some of the credit. 
Christina 
10/31/05 at 12:19 PM

Comments:
Leanne and everyone who`s interested and didn`t use it yet - the best (and funniest!) AR tests (or any other, for that matter) are on www.quizilla.com  The HP related tests are simply hilarious!

Dee (just call me "Sevy") 
10/31/05 at 12:03 PM

What is your location? very hot in my office in Indiana

Comments:

Thea - no, no...I just work in a library! "Real" librarians (the ones who paid lots of money for their college degrees) get very peeved when everyone is called "librarians"!   Technically, I'm a suddenly-downsized newspaper editor/photographer who is now working as the library's community relations manager. But I LOVE it!


Leanne 
10/31/05 at 11:57 AM

Comments:

well I managed to sneak in a wee vote before it closed today, does anybody know the final amount?

I googled Alan and I found this :http://selectsmart.com/FREE/select.php?client=arickman

Which Alan Rickman character are you?

I got Snape!

That might be something to do with the fact that I made the answers

so i would get snape!

 

Happy Halloween o those who do the Halloweeny stuff!! (i dont)

 

Leanne

-x-

 

oh i will be voting for Colin Firth!


Thea 
10/31/05 at 11:38 AM

What is your location? northeast US

Comments:

Daydreamer:  The Halloween animation is great!  Thanks.

 

Dee:  So you're a librarian?  That explains so much!  And I mean that in the best way!  Would love to see a picture of you as Snape.

 

Chalebh:  I will have to admit that I often voted for AR more than 4 times a day--and yes, I do have a life--really!

 

Happy Halloween to All!


Elaine 
10/31/05 at 11:25 AM

Comments:

Daydreamer, I LOVE that little Halloween animation.

 

Caludia, hope you are feeling better. A large amount of ALCOHOL always helps me!

 

Sue,  Diddy men hats! I don't hink my lappie can take it...

 

And lastly, being the Pagan I am, have a merry SAMHAIN, for it is THAT we celebrate, not the westernised Halloween. Blessings be and Merry Meet!

 

 Jack O' Lantern 


Dee - a.k.a. SNAPE! 
10/31/05 at 11:19 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Daydreamer - Great animation! What a good idea!

 

Hmmm...We were SUPPOSE to dress up like a literary character today at the library...and out of 20 employees only 4 are actually wearing a costume. AUGH!!! Some people are no fun at all!!

 

I'll see if I can get someone to take my photo today. egads...but I hate to have my picture taken! *imagine Snape's voice* "Does my butt look big in this cloak?"


Christina 
10/31/05 at 10:46 AM

What is your location? Ups! forgot somethin really important!

Comments:
Claudia, who do you think we should vote for this month? I`m thinking CF, because I personally think he`s got better chances than anyone to win against RF. I`ll set my macro as soon as I see what you ladies decide, `cause I really think we should work together on this one. Oh, this is too bad, to think that I actually like RF a lot...too bad for him God decided that, on the eight day, he should create Alan! (as written on one of those Ebay products! )

Christina 
10/31/05 at 10:36 AM

What is your location? The Land of Dracula!

Comments:
"Spoiler alert" HA HA always wanted to say that ! The vampire thing and all...doesn`t really exist, as I am sure many of you already know,but still, very effective way to put my annoying little brother to sleep when he was little! *evil grin* I thank Bram Stoker for that!
Anyway...I just ...ahem...dropped in to say hello. And to wish you all a very Happy (and creepy too! ) Halloween!Be afraid...be very afraid!  We have our own sort of  Halloween down here, but it`s celebrated one month from now and it`s not nearly as "popular". (St. Andrew, as I am an orthodox)
Ali-Pat - If you haven`t already, you should really check out The Slightly Weird AR site, there`s are some very funny facts that show just how much of a rickmaniac is JKR! I love her even more now! ha ha! Got to admit, the woman`s got great taste in men!
CatsPlay - That is a..."completely different" find, as he very well puts it!
Dee- You really went along with that?! *bowing in admiration* M...mmmm....must....h...have...pictures....!!!!
Oh well, in a darker (he he....) note, tomorrow I`m off to get my teeth done so better grab on some of those Snape dolls for myself as well! You guys have the funniest and dare I say.....naughtiest ideas? I love the way your mind works!

Claudia #64676 
10/31/05 at 10:33 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi Sandy, and welcome to our group. I hope you will have fun with us. 

 

 

Happy Halloween everyone! Be safe out there tonight! 

 

Daydreamer....love your animation! 

 

Thank you for the information on Nobel Son, Lex!  I would love to read your AR encounter when you have time to post it! 

 

Excellent finds, CatsPlay!  I can hardly keep up with you anymore!  LOL  The casting call schedule was neat to read.  Also, the Blue Tulip gallery photos are new to me.  I don't recall ever seeing them before.  Unfortunately, the region 1 We Know Where You Live does not have the extra behind the scenes footage of AR.  Its only on the region 2.  This is finally one time the Brits got the advantage of it being a UK production.  Those come to far and few between, if you ask me.  It still irks me to no end that there are differences between region DVD AT ALL!!!  (Ohhh don't get me started   LOL)      

 

Sue, in addition to Eliza Dushku's big role in Buffy, she was also in the film True Lies with Arnold and Jamie Leigh Curtis. I believe she was the daughter of their characters. 

 

Elaine, I'm there with you on wishing AR would do some more TV.  There are so many things that he would be perfect for.  But I suppose he wants to concentrate more on films and theatre.....

 

Ali-Pat, I think we will have to start calling you "Sherlock"!  LOL  Excellent catches.  I saw the A&E film The Mayor of Casterbridge with the fabulous Ciaran Hinds in the lead part.  Sexiest mayor I've ever seen!  LOL   

 

Vicki...you're a multi-tasking wizard!  I wish I could get myself together enough to multi-task like that!  LOL 

 

Thanks for all the pics, Laura! 

 

Peekabooh, "huggable" is definitely a good word when used in relation to AR.   

 

Please don't throw rocks at me but that picture of AR from behind at the HP premiere looks like he's observing an exhibit at the zoo! 

 

OT.  I think I'm coming down with a nasty cold....YUK. Anyway, I stayed pretty much on the sofa yesterday and I watched State of Play all the way through drooling over Bill Nighy and John Simm (I feel like such a cradle robber with JS LOL) allll day long!  LOL 

 

After State of Play, the first episode of Viva Blackpool aired again--I'm hooked!  I was quite taken aback when I realized that Steven Collins in SoP is Ripley in VB!  What a difference long sideburns and wavy hair make on David Morrissey!  Also, that sexy little David Tennant is quite the clever policeman in VB! 

 

And then it was time for Rome!  Have any of you Brits been able to catch this yet?  You are in for a treat! 

 

   

 


Chalebh 
10/31/05 at 10:30 AM

What is your location? nursing my fingers (because of voting)

Comments:

Well, ladies

 

Sadly, they have closed the monthly vote for October.

 

Alan got about 64.710 votes.

 

This means (just some stats):

 

- an average number of votes each day: 2.150

 

- around 90 votes each hour

 

- 1.5 votes each minute

 

- and one vote every 40 seconds.

 

If everyone, who voted, did that at least 4 times a day it means that there have been around 540 devoted Alan Rickman fans voting for him.

 

 

Your choice for the month of November is between:

 

Colin Firth, Ralph Fiennes, Russel Crowe and George Clooney

 

 

Now, rest your fingers for the Grand Finale in (December or) January. (Constant Vigilance!)

 

Chalebh


annick 
10/31/05 at 10:29 AM

What is your location? france

Comments:

Orlando Bloom
January

Johnny Depp
February

Ewan McGregor
March

Gerard Butler
April

Hayden Christensen
May

Enrique Iglesias
June

Sean Bean
July

Hugh Jackman
August

Alan Rickman
September



lauren 
10/31/05 at 10:26 AM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

Comments:
dude, WTF???
I went to vote for Alan and it's changed to the november voting already!!! and the little disclaimer at the top said "voting will end on october 31st." the bitches!! i was hoping for one more voting filled day to get Alan up and over 65000. Oh well.
 
Happy Halloween anyway!!!


annick 
10/31/05 at 10:24 AM

What is your location? france

Comments:

Most Attractive Man

 

les votes du mois sont déjà finis

 

the votes of the month are already finished

Ali-Pat 
10/31/05 at 09:37 AM

What is your location? preparing treats for the tricksters

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

Comments:

Thanks for all the pics, CatsPlay! 

 

...Went down to Half Price Books and treated myself to a copy of The Mayor of Casterbridge on tape.  How could I resist?  It was an Audio Partners "Cover to Cover" series book and the packaging is soooo similar to that of AR's The Return of the Native.  Anyway, and here's my point, in one of the early chapters I heard the words "dumbledore" and "hagrid" within a few beats of one another.  I would say that Ms. Rowling has read a bit of Hardy in the past!  (not to mention the name "Diggory", a major character in TROTN).


Daydreamer 
10/31/05 at 09:27 AM

Comments:
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

click on the thumbnail to view the halloween animation:

CatsPlay 
10/31/05 at 08:03 AM

Comments:

According to HPANA, it is from a Chilean photo album (I think where you have to collect the photo stickers).  Sorry if it has been seen before.


SARF 
10/31/05 at 08:03 AM

What is your location? NZ

Comments:

Oh. Have actually read CatsPlay's post now.

 

Um, no, it's not new. Sorry...


SARF 
10/31/05 at 08:00 AM

What is your location? NZ

Comments:

Ooohhh! Have they put that pic in a calendar now?

 

Thanks for reposting that pic CatsPlay!


CatsPlay 
10/31/05 at 07:55 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

A think a new pic which includes Snape, here

 

http://www.hpanaimages.com/GoF/Scans-Pages/Image5.html


Chalebh 
10/31/05 at 07:23 AM

Comments:
 

Creamuts 
10/31/05 at 06:02 AM

What is your location? Behind the pc....

Comments:



Martina 
10/31/05 at 05:38 AM

What is your location? Munich, Germany

Comments:
Hallo.
Sorry you can´t open the link- but I also hab problems and thought it doesn´t work but with a little patience - it worked.
I can´t post the picture as requested because it´s a videoclip.
Harry, Hermione and Ron are doing the homework in the great hall with other pupils. The are talking about the yulball and who is going with whom to the ball.
The best thing is that Snape is in charge of the students - and he is very rude to Ron and Harry because they are speaking.I love it !!!!
I saved the clip on my computer , maybe I can send it to those who can´t open it.
Write to:M.Franke1@gmx.de
Marlina 
10/31/05 at 04:46 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

Hello all!

 

Lex~ Haha.. So Alan is your husband name! Sorry, thought you got some kind of connection with the man  Anyway, thank you for showing your photo album it's lovely.. Which one in the picture are you?

Oh, Please do tell your encounter with the man when you have time.. I'm sure all ladies in this guestbook will be as excited as i am! hahaha..

 

Martina~ Dear.. I can't open your link

 

Dee~ The Snape costume is finished!!!! YAY! Posted us your picture when you wear it! Let the Patrons run screaming into the street! That's what gonna happen when the patrons saw the real snape, isn't it?

 

It's already 31st October here in Indonesia! So..

 


sue 
10/31/05 at 04:43 AM

Comments:

Ooh we've gone all wide!! And just for a change it wasn't me!!

I found the cast call list fascinating especially wanting King and Queen of Sweden lookalikes. I just have to go off and find what they look like, who knows, it could be me!!

 

Nope! Any other takers? BTW why is the King holding a Diddyman's hat?? (Is that his day job?)

Oh well, on such an obscure not I am off to shower and prepare myself for my husband's alst day at work. Well he has been working at home for the last month but tomorrow he is retired!Arggh!! He is already driving me mad. It's like having your space invaded!LOL!

 

Oh and Happy Halloween

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Vicki 
10/31/05 at 03:49 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Great, new, never-seen-before piccies!  Thanks to all for posting them! 

 

There is a seriously cool HP screensaver on the scholastic website.  It has illustrations by Mary Grandpre and little HP facts that pop up on each page.  I am putting it on my computer to really drive my family crazy.

 

Dee - will you be posting a picture of yourself in your Snape costume?  We'd really like to see how it turned out.  Since Snape is described as having yellow teeth and you have your new bright, white smile, I wouldn't worry about wearing a little make-up with your costume. 

 

Would you believe that while I am catching up on the guest book posts, I am also folding laundry, downloading a screensaver, scanning for viruses, voting for AR, waiting for chocolate Halloween lollipops to harden in the fridge for my son's class tomorrow, and baking cookies......phew!  Let's hear it for multi-tasking!

 

Well, as the pile of socks and underwear grows higher, obscuring my screen, I will say good evening, ladies!  Happy Halloween

tomorrow!!!! 

 

 

 

 


Satai Delenn 
10/31/05 at 02:38 AM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

Martina, that link that you provided didn't work. Is there any way you can post the pic here? I would love to see ANY Snape photo you've got, especially if it's from the upcoming GOF!!!!!


kathy 
10/31/05 at 01:04 AM

Comments:

I just ordered the DVD of Winter Guest so if there is anyone who would like my video copy--free--you are welcome to it.  Just email me.  It is the US video.


Dee 
10/31/05 at 12:47 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

CatsPlay - Ahh...In Demand! That will give you interesting dreams! Nite!


CatsPlay 
10/31/05 at 12:38 AM

Comments:

Dee, you are quite welcome!  I am off to bed.  Well, after one more watch of "In Demand".  Argh!!!  Once I start watching it I can't stop!!


Dee 
10/31/05 at 12:29 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

CatsPlay - Thanks for the CME screencaps! They are lovely - and that was so sweet of you! AR does look wonderful in that film!

 

AFNH - Ah...good additions to the AR odd/perverse/dysfunctional/miserable characters list. Anyone have some more?

 

I'm exhausted! Spent all day making my Snape Halloween costume. Frankly, since I'm not a seamstress I'm amazed how good it turned out (except I could've used a lot more buttons!), but I'm disappointed with my black wig. Just doesn't look right. And I'm not sure whether to wear my regular makeup too (mascara, lipstick...). I want to look authentic...but without my makeup, the patrons will run screaming into the street!


CatsPlay 
10/31/05 at 12:15 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Elaine, that pic is from here

 

http://www.bluetulipgallery.co.uk/photography_artist.asp?artist_id=30

 

Sounds like you are right as there are many other celebs shown.  Question, I just watched my DVD of We Know Where You Live.  I was expecting the footage of Alan backstage talking with the other guys and drinking champagne in the yellow tent to be included in the extras.  Was this not part of the DVD?


Elaine 
10/30/05 at 11:53 PM

Comments:

Cats Play, thanks for the pics. I have not seen those "passport" photos before but something is ringing a bell somewhere. Wasn't there a charity thing where slebs had to do a "self portrait" or something? Anyone have a better memory than me?


Elaine 
10/30/05 at 11:51 PM

Comments:

Bit O/T - Just caught the end of Bleak House this afternoon. I had meant to watch it earlier in the week and missed most of the Sunday repeat, too. But what I watched had me hooked!  What a brilliant way to do Dickens. It's filmed like a Victorian "soap" and has a bucket of big stars in it including our mate Warren Clarke and my fave actress number 2, Gillian Anderson (being VERY English). And I'll say it again - it would only have been made better by AR's inclusion. He could have played Charles Dance's character SO much better!


CatsPlay 
10/30/05 at 10:50 PM

Comments:

Dee, I made some additional screencaps of the Grey Morning Suit scene from CME (plus a few others that I think you will (*cough*)...enjoy!

 

http://photobucket.com/albums/c364/catsplay/


CatsPlay 
10/30/05 at 08:54 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

I was curious about the guy's comments on that Fan site about the extras/casting/shooting locations for Nobel Son.   A little digging found this site.  Nobel Son info found on this and the next page.   Here's your chance ladies!  This is probably a good site to watch for shooting locations.

 

http://www.lacasting.com/indie/indielist.asp?seen=0&viewfilter=0&psort=1&vstat=0&page=24

 

 


Rachael 
10/30/05 at 07:34 PM

What is your location? Virginia

Comments:

Hey wow Catsplay the that last website on the comment you posted has a lot of photo I have never seen before. Thanks.


Rachael 
10/30/05 at 07:06 PM

What is your location? Virginia

Comments:

Hey awsome video I like watching him hit Harry and Ron in the head with the book.

 

~Rachael~


AFNH 
10/30/05 at 06:57 PM

Comments:
Dee - what about repressed, unrequited love-filled, good-hearted ex-army man in S&S? (Oh I love that role!)
CatsPlay, those pics on the bottom of your post look as if they could have been his passport photos - wonderful! Would love to be on the Customs desk as he passed through - Have you anything to declare? No? I have! tee-hee.
Haven't logged on for a few days, so I bet I've got a few pages to plough through. Have had a mini holiday since Wednesday, and have thoroughly enjoyed the time off. Went to see (Ritchie) Blackmore's Night at the Tyne Theatre in Newcastle on Wednesday night, great night, with a lot of the audience turning up in medieval-style garb. I'm now convinced AR based our George in RHPoT on Mr Blackmore! Same tights!!!
Martina 
10/30/05 at 06:55 PM

What is your location? Munich, Germany

Comments:
I don´t know if someone posted this link before, if not take a look. Snape is so nice and kind... and so sexy.
http://iesb.net/videointerviews/hpgoffinddates.php.

Dee 
10/30/05 at 06:03 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Sue - You're right, AR has done several comedies -- but even in comedies he usually plays rather sad or dysfunctional  characters. 

 

A post the other day (sorry, can't remember who posted it) made me think about all the odd/perverse/dysfunctional/miserable characters he's played: torture, rape, statutory rape, incest, Satan worship, adultery, murder, Aborigine killer, divorced dad, abusive co-worker, terrorist, cuckolded husband, kidnapper, nasty professor, brilliant but racist doctor, slimy reverend, disillusioned revolutionary paster, dead musician -- what else am I forgetting?

 

I'm really looking forward to SC, Perfume and Nobel Son too, but it sounds like AR will play more sad characters: SC - a freed felon and grieving man; Perfume - lusting father & obsessed constable; Nobel Son - brilliant but dysfunctional dad. (I apologize profusely if my description of AR's upcoming roles are totally mistaken!).  I just would like to see him play someone a little...I don't know...lighter? happier? *can't express myself well and scratches head in frustration*


Laurie 
10/30/05 at 04:40 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thank you all for posting the pics (there are several I've never seen) and links. 

 

I agree with you totally Peekabooh, there's something about Sinclair that just makes me want to......hug works. 


Susan CA 
10/30/05 at 04:24 PM

Comments:
The 1999 Mansfield Park is not a film for people who like Jane Austen; it's not even "loosely based on," but more like "wildly distorted from."

It's true that we aren't going to make 80,000 votes for AR this month, but 65,000 is possible if we keep voting for the next day and a half.

And, while waiting to vote for him for Most Gorgeous Man of the Year, we can vote to try to improve his chances.  It would help AR get the votes of Harry Potter fans in the final election if we can eliminate Ralph Fiennes and anyone else from the Harry Potter films in November and December.


Peekabooh 
10/30/05 at 04:17 PM

Comments:

Dee, for your (ok, and everyone else´s) pleasure... Sinclair looks so hugable (don´t know if that is a correct word but I like the sound of it...)!

cme

 


CatsPlay 
10/30/05 at 04:14 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

a few misc pics, probably seen before but in a nice, large size.

 

 

 


sue 
10/30/05 at 03:54 PM

Comments:
That's Diana Quick (Mrs Nighy) on the left and Rosamund Pike (I think ) in the middle. (From an origianl scan of mine if I'm not mistaken!!)
Laura 
10/30/05 at 03:48 PM

Comments:

found these photos with google

 


Laura 
10/30/05 at 03:44 PM

Comments:

I don't know who is in the photo


sue 
10/30/05 at 03:43 PM

Comments:

Dee said:

Quote:

Am I weird? I sort of wish AR would take a break from the disfuctional characters and do something...I don't know...different. Comedy, romance...

 

  

Well, I think he has done a bit too much comedy etc lately ie  Dogma, Galaxy Quest,Love Actually, HitchHikers etc (and I include Snape in that category!) I wanted to see him doing something more adult and hope Snowcake may provide that as well as Perfume.

 

I think the woman in the sitting down photo is thingy, Queeny from Blackadder, you know the one who plays Rita Skeeter. Oh, Miranda Richardson! I had another senior moment then!LOL


CatsPlay 
10/30/05 at 03:41 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Dee,

You must see CME when you have a chance!  I will do some more screen shots from that scene later today and share them with you, although it is just a brief scene and not a ton of good shots.


Laura 
10/30/05 at 03:09 PM

Comments:
"Actor Alan Rickman talks to Don McCullin at the launch of Cold Heaven at London's Whitechapel Gallery photo: Christian Aid"
Dee 
10/30/05 at 03:01 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

CatsPlay/Ali Pat - I've never seen CME but that photo of AR in the tux/top hat looks wonderful! Does anyone have more to share?

 

Nobel Son - I'm sure someone has already posted it, but I've forgotten: is the film a comedy or drama? 

 

Am I weird? I sort of wish AR would take a break from the disfuctional characters and do something...I don't know...different. Comedy, romance...

 

Laura - Who's sitting AR with in that photo? And do you know when it was taken?

 

Sue -- Danny DeVitto?!! It would take two of him to make one AR! But he is a hoot. I used to love "Taxi", and he was absolutely hysterical as the bachlor party stripper on "Friends".

 

 


Lex 
10/30/05 at 01:58 PM

What is your location? London

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://alexandra-klein.magix.net/

Comments:
Marlina,

Alan´s my boyfriend, who´s working as a photographer and cameraman
But he´s very passionate about movies and actors too. When he´s away filming I usually get a lot of informations and pictures.

But I also had an encounter with AR some time ago in London. - It´s a very long story and I won´t post it here right now...running bit short since I´ve to work overtime these weeks until the end of the year, obvioulsy.

So if you like to have a look go to the URL (above).
The file of interest might be friends & VIP´s in my life.
I added a couple letters and a picture ( will not explain alot of the story  me knowing AR but you might like to see what I am talkin´about. In short it´s to do with a petition like the one he signed with a lot of other famous guys on Against the U.S. embargo on Cuba)
ENJOY.

Have a nice week all of you. Hope to catch up some time during the week.

Lex



Sandy 
10/30/05 at 01:31 PM

Comments:
Eliza Dushku used to play Faith in the Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV show. She also played the lead role in "Wrong Turn".

Laura 
10/30/05 at 01:31 PM

Comments:

Hikity 
10/30/05 at 01:29 PM

Comments:

with regard to P&P, tks Sue, this was my impression, too. Well, having read the book I think that the character of Mr Darcy was better conveyed and I do have to admit that I liked the "brooding" MMF better (and his voice - he reminded me very much of Clive Owen . CF is sexy?? Good that we have different tastes (except for one man, )

It's Sunday but what do I do? 

At least, while ironing, I am watching Rasputin (as you all talked about it for lengths here )


Laura 
10/30/05 at 01:29 PM

Comments:

Lucia 
10/30/05 at 12:25 PM

Comments:

Have to agree with you Sue - At least he is a laugh


sue 
10/30/05 at 12:04 PM

Comments:

Thanks for that Noble Son info Lex.

Still waiting to hear who Eliza Dushku is as she seems to have quite a fan site.

I amazed my husband once whilst watching Romancing the Stone by commenting that I fancied Danny DeVito more than Michael Douglas!! Probably too much information there...slinks off.

 


sue 
10/30/05 at 11:50 AM

Comments:
Laura I can't see any pix at that link (readinessetc) have you got another address?
sue 
10/30/05 at 11:41 AM

Comments:

I saw the new P&P a couple of weeks back but can't remember if I commented here or not!!(Senior moment)

I enjoyed it enormously. It was quite different from the TV version which was much more formal. In the new one the balls are much more as they probably would have been in provincial towns in those days. Everybody looked like they were putting more effort into the dancing and enjoying themselves and eating lots.

The Bennet's house was much more farm-like which it probably would have been as all people would have kept chickens and animals.

Keira Knightley was better than I thought she'd be even though she is proabably too beautiful to play Lizzie.

Mr. and Mrs. Bennet were beautifully played in the TV version and they are here too. Brenda Blethyn (Saving Grace, Secrets & Lies) was great and Donald Sutherland was marvellous.

Now we come to Mr.Darcy, hmmmm..... nobody can replace Colin BUT Matthew MacFadyen did it differently. Colin was sexy but Matthew was brooding and didn't seem so arrogant as more rather shy!LOL He was good though but Colin will always be my Mr.Darcy


Laura 
10/30/05 at 11:39 AM

Comments:

Laura 
10/30/05 at 11:35 AM

Comments:

www.christian-aid.org.uk/.../ images/chlaunch.jpg and this pic

http://www.christian-aid.org.uk/news/gallery/dmcullin/launch.htm


CatsPlay 
10/30/05 at 11:34 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Ali-Pat, enjoy

 


Laura 
10/30/05 at 11:32 AM

Comments:
http://www.the-readiness-is-all.de I don't remember these pics... are they already seen?
Marlina 
10/30/05 at 11:25 AM

Comments:

Lex~ Did you just said "Alan just sent me?"

Wow, what's your connection with Alan?


Marlina 
10/30/05 at 11:18 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

Ehm.. He had been 4 days in LA..

Anyway, is it true that Nobel Son filming at Malibu?


Lex 
10/30/05 at 11:16 AM

Comments:
Alan just sent me a few more informations / unfortunately not giving away too much yet.

If it´s no news at all to you... my apologies
I did not have time to check it by googling the net.



The filming of Noble Son already started in LA and some place in Louisiana. It´s  suppossed to take no longer than a month of filming in the U.S.


ALAN RICKMAN playes the chemistry Noble Prize winner and father of Bryan Greenberg and Shawn Hatosy, Mary Steenburgen his wife and also a forensic psychiatrist, who´s not only to endure the flared up fight between father and sons but facing though times as one of her patients (played by Dushku) runs away.

Greenberg and Hastosy have to learn to come to terms with their fathers success while being also experts in the field of chemistry and full of envy.
The two are acting close to the grey area between good and evil to make their father look compromised in every possible way.

Producers: Randall Miller and his wife Jody
Co-Producers: Henry Suarez and Ron Savin
Executive Producers: Art Klein and two other guys. (Wonder if he´s a family member ;-) )

Starring: Danny de Vito // Bill Pullman ( policeman)  / Shawn Hatosy / Alan Rickman / Mary Steenburgen and Bryan Greenberg

For all who are into it: there´ll be official news and pictures available in no time.
Since there´s no distributor yet, I wonder if it´ll need another vote to get published...


Shawn Hatosy

Bill Pullman


Eliza Dushku


Mary Steenburgen
Danny de Vito







Ali-Pat 
10/30/05 at 09:24 AM

What is your location? sleeping an hour later in Ohio

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

Comments:

CatsPlay, a big thumbs up on the "Alan in a tux" look in CL.  The rose just clinched it for me.


Claudia #62907 
10/30/05 at 08:55 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Alba wrote:

Quote:
but went off Hillary when she voted in favor of the war

 

Oh I'm with you on that completely, Alba!   

 

And the AR connection???  He's against the war AND showed that by participating in several anti-war protests during the time leading up to the war. 

 

 


Chalebh 
10/30/05 at 08:53 AM

What is your location? at home

Comments:

Hi,

 

thanks for all the downloads. My connection is running hot.

 

I've seen the new Pride & Prejudice as well (twice, German and English). CF has a different take on Darcy as Matthew MacFadyen. MacFadyen's Darcy is less "snobistic" and a little more "insecure". I don't know how to describe it in English. The whole set is a different one as in the BBC production. The ranks are spread wider.

But if you don't know the book, I recommend the BBC series. Because in 5 hours you have more background information than in 2. But if you like the book, go and see the film. It's worth it.

 

62.903 votes

 

Have a nice weekend

 

Chalebh


Alba 
10/30/05 at 08:31 AM

Comments:
Claudia - What? Not looking to open the board to political debate? Why on earth could that be? *grin* I'm with you on Bill, but went off Hillary when she voted in favor of the war. She has a lot to make up for if she's going to get my vote in the near future.

I'm trying hard to find an AR link to this, but can't for the life of me.
Claudia #62850 
10/30/05 at 07:44 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhh Hikity!  I am surprised that you like the new Mr. Darcy over Colin Firth's!  Of course I can't comment on the MacFayden interpretation yet because I haven't seen it yet.  I just thought that no one could beat CF in the Darcy department.  I lurv CF so that might make me a bit biased.  LOL 

 


Claudia #62842 
10/30/05 at 07:41 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Wooooo!  Its always been said that in the fall you get one hour extra sleep after the time change but I never do!  I just get up an hour earlier!  Been awake since 5.  It does aid in getting a lot of stuff done.    I do feel for you Elaine.  It is crappy that companies don't make up for the extra hour at work.  Night workers suffer the same injustice here too.   

 

   Hi roberta!  I'm sorry but we don't have any contact with Alan Rickman.  If you want to get your email address to Daniel Radcliffe, you might want to send a letter to his agent. 

 

Alba, you are totally right.  Everyone's political opinion varies from obsessive (like me) to the person that doesn't care one iota about it. 

 

Satai Delenn, no offense meant but I miss the Clinton days terribly and I really do like Hillary very much and think she IS going to make a fine president in the very near future.  I would love to discuss politics in email with you if you (or anyone) would like to.  Like I said above, I am obsessed with it these days and love a good friendly debate.

 

Hmmm, no AR piccies from LA yet????  

 

The possibility of the vote getting to 80K is looking very dim today. But at least he has won the monthly vote and I am still voting nonetheless! 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Christina 
10/30/05 at 07:25 AM

Comments:
Wow! that cz site is sooooo cool!Thank you so much for the tip! Watched Pride and Prejudice too, found it very well crafted, so to say. CF was very good, but this one is too. Did anyone see Mansfield Park, the latest version? Just wanted to know if I`m missing anything by not seeing it so far.
Oh, the voting is amost over.....what is a girl suppose to do two months from now on...?


Alba 
10/30/05 at 06:55 AM

Comments:
Hikity, like any politician anywhere some people love her, some people hate her and others are left indifferent.
roberta chrapacyte 
10/30/05 at 06:48 AM

What is your location? i dont now

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

Comments:

i love daniel radclife please tell him that please alan rickman and give me his e-mail adresse.thank you for that roberta


Hikity 
10/30/05 at 06:06 AM

Comments:

Huuugh, I am completely surprised as I thought H. Clinton is very popular and liked in the US???


Satai Delenn 
10/30/05 at 05:55 AM

Comments:

Quote:
CatsPlay  
Yesterday at 06:51 PM

What is your location?
Pittsburgh

Comments:

Somehow I kept thinking "Hillary Clinton" every time I looked at Saskia.  It bothered me!

 

OMG! YES! That's EXACTLY it! THANK YOU! I just couldn't put my finger on the site of annoyance!!!!!! I HATE Hilary Clinton! I hate her skank of a slimy cheating bastard husband more, but I can't stand her either! And as soon as you made that comment, it just hit me and I realized, "Yes! She does remind me of Hilary Clinton! ICK!"


Hikity 
10/30/05 at 04:46 AM

What is your location? sunny end of October

Comments:

Elaine, I hope you can catch up with that lost hour in springtime...

A bit OT:Yesterday I saw Pride and Prejudice - anyone here who watched it, too? It was very very enjoyable, Jane Austen's subtle irony (or may be criticism of her time) was very well captured. However, as the books are novels of manner the film, which was quite long, was a bit too much about Elizabeth Bennet (the close-ups en masse made be think of the subtitle: Keira Nightley...is the director perhaps heavily in love with her??).  Moreover, there could have been more landscape shots INMHO. Well, I liked MMacFAyden as Darcy much more than CF. All in all it's a film for romantic women and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Have a lovely Sunday

Cheers, Hikity


Elaine 
10/29/05 at 11:34 PM

Comments:

Kathy, Jamie and I saw W & G last week. I want Hutch!! Brilliantly done, as usual by Nick Park and colleagues - and fairly local to me!

 

Cats Play, I love GQ. It's one of my favourite AR films - although I'm not too fussed over the rubber head. It's his exact comic timing, the wonderful facial expressions (rolling eyes!), the impecibly toned delivery of lines - and it's a generally funny film too. Even my son loves it.


kathy 
10/29/05 at 11:28 PM

Comments:

Ladies (and gentlemen if there are any...)  if any of you get the chance to see Wallace and Gromit go--it is great very well done and funny!  Geraldine McEwan is one of the voices


CatsPlay 
10/29/05 at 10:48 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

YAY on the pics!  Watched Galaxy Quest tonight -- funny, but kind of weird watching Alan with the alien head.  I think the funniest line was when they were driving through the mine field and he hollered something like, "Can you possibly not hit EVERY single one?!" or something like that.  Not sure why I found that line so funny, but I did!  Also FFWED through Hitchikers Guide, but I found I was getting no real satisfaction listening to Alan as Marvin. 


SARF 
10/29/05 at 10:01 PM

What is your location? NZ

Comments:

CatsPlay - I have never seen the pics on the first link before! It's always nice when you contribute something that's new to other people. Congratulations! I'm sure there will be many more finds to come.


Claudia #62417 
10/29/05 at 08:25 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi judy and welcome to our great little group!  Hope you will stick with us and post whenever you can. 

 

Dee, you're almost as evil and I am!  LOL

 

Great news on your CD, Emily.  Sounds like your order was almost as confusing as my Looking For My Brother order was a couple months ago!

 

Thanks for that fansite, lindsey.  It does look like they are in the know about Nobel Son, doesn't it? 

 

Lex, it is always good to have people in the right places, for sure! 

 

Elaine, I believe AR is to play the prize winning father and Mary Steenburgen (I always like her) is to play his well-known psychiatrist wife.

 

Congrats on receiving CL, Peekabooh!  Let us know what you think after you've seen it, please.

 

CatsPlay!  I do believe you have found a pic I've never seen before!  I don't recall ever seeing the pics on the first link.  I'm so glad you didn't give up! LOL The second link, I believe is the site that Peekabooh uploaded the first Perfume television clips. 

 

I'm a huge Poliakoff fan too.  CME was actually the first Poliakoff film I ever saw and I have to admit at first I didn't like it.  I had to get over the incest thing before I could really sit back and enjoy it.  Of course, there was no having to get used to AR as Sinclair at all! 

 

CME SPOILERS:

Natalie got on my nerves too.  I always felt like she was trying to lead her brother on even after she supposedly made up her mind not to do the deed with him any longer.  I was quite happy to see Richard whip her butt in the fight.  LOL 

 

I also have to commend Sue for the background to what was going on in England at the time the film was made.  It being one of the hottest summers recorded and other tid bits. 

 

 

  


CatsPlay 
10/29/05 at 07:42 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

FYI a couple of prev premiere pics I stumbled across, in case they were new to you

 

http://liverdance.net/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=35

 

Also, maybe you have seen this site but there are really a lot of photos here, many of which were new to me.  It's not in English but there are lots of sub categories -- at the top of the blue part of the page

 

http://www.alanrickman.cz/fotogalerie.htm

 

 


Carly Lynda 
10/29/05 at 07:39 PM

What is your location? MONTREAL, Canada

Comments:

This is my "weekend" Alan!

 

This is *EXACTLY* how I would love Alan to look during the weekend, or during his off-shoot days.  Alan with longish hair ... longish and slightly disheveled hair ... and facial hair ... with greying facial hair ... (*Gaaaaaaah!*) ... kill me already, why don't you!

Ahhhhhhh!  (*heavy exasperated sigh*)


judy 
10/29/05 at 07:28 PM

What is your location? las vegas nevada

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

Comments:

I love this site I haven't spent this much time on any other site.Besides Alan Rickman is the man.Love him.


CatsPlay 
10/29/05 at 06:51 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Somehow I kept thinking "Hillary Clinton" every time I looked at Saskia.  It bothered me!


Thea 
10/29/05 at 06:18 PM

What is your location? Northeastern USA

Comments:

In Close My Eyes, Saskia Reeves annoyed me, too.  Glad to hear I'm not the only one.  I thought it was just me! 


Elaine 
10/29/05 at 06:14 PM

Comments:

Thanks for that link, Lindsey. I like how they talk about AR in awe almost. BIG star!! And they do get some good info. Seems like AR would have jumped right in to filming. I guess he is the Nobel Prize winner?  Anyone confirm?

 

Just caught Phyllida Law guesting on "afterlife" tonight (watching on a patient's tv whilst extracting blood from his finger). I've said it before, I wish AR would do a Brit TV drama! I've been watching Barchester Chronicles and he was so brilliant in that. Then you have actors like Michael Gambon, Bill Nighy, Trevor Eve, and now Ray Winstone all doing, or have done, very good TV drama. I'd just love to see AR in some kind of gritty drama series. Anything!

 

I have an extra hour to work tonight for no pay! The clocks go back here in the UK and if you happen to catch this night on duty - tough! No extra pay! Just try and catch the shorter one in Spring. So I'll have to do some surfing instead.

 

BTW, I like CME too. But the end scene where they are walking along the river always makes me a little depressed, I don't know why. And Yes, Saskia Reeves irritates me too.


Peekabooh 
10/29/05 at 05:28 PM

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Whaaaaooooo, I just received my Closet Land DVD!!! I haven´t had time to watch yet and I won´t have time before Tuesday...... Tomorrow I will be off for a Halloween Party in our main RollerCoaster Parc. Well at least I´ve got one thing in common with AR *grin*



Sue 
10/29/05 at 04:44 PM

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Lindsey, thanks for that link. Eliza Dushku seems to have a few fans, I have never heard of her, what has she done?

Close My Eyes is one of my favourites. I like the whole feel of it but then I love Poliakoff stuff anyway.


Satai Delenn 
10/29/05 at 03:56 PM

What is your location? USA

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CatsPlay  
Today at 11:49 AM

What is your location?
Pittsburgh

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I watched Close My Eyes last night.  I thought AR looked gorgeous in this movie.   I wish they would have showed more of him in the grey tuxedo with top hat!    I must say, Clive Owens really let it all hang out, didn't he??!  Saskia Reeves annoyed me though.

 

I hated that movie! I LOVED Alan in it (of course) but I just hated the movie in general. And not because of the content, I'm not at all squicked by that, I mean, I studied about Ancient Egypt, etc. So, the idea of brother/sister involvement? Yeah, it's not cool in this day and age, but, I figure, to each their own. But there was just something about the movie itself that I just didn't like. I have never been able to figure it out. Maybe it's the sister/Alan's wife. She did kind of get on my nerves a lot in the movie. Oh well.


Julie 
10/29/05 at 03:47 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

 

Goblet of Fire Spoiler!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

I think the note says "get a move on before all the good ones are gone." 


Vicki 
10/29/05 at 03:24 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

That fansite was a great find, Lindsey!  Somebody there sure seems to have a lot of inside info on filming locations.  Does anyone know what part AR is playing in this film?  Is it a minor role?  Hmmm....I wonder who he would be.  Well, that site is worth keeping an eye on, that's for sure!

 

Christina - like you, I've been trying to avoid watching any GoF clips because I wanted to see everything fresh for the first time when I went to see the film.  But curiosity got the better of me and I just watched the "child abuse" clip.  B-A-A-A-A-A-H-H-A-A-A-A-A!    That was great!  I can't wait for this film.  Can anyone see what was written on the note one of the twins hands to Ron? 


Lex 
10/29/05 at 03:15 PM

What is your location? London

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LINDSAY & CLAUDIA >

As far as I know the filming of Noble Son started a couple days ago. It was set for the week after the 16th.
The story's about a son whose father wins a Noble Prize in Chemistry. It's an independent movie and they're filming in LA.
I daresay there're no further informations at the moment.

If I hear anything new I'll let you now. (It's an advantage to have someone close at hand who's in the business ;-)

Have a nice Sunday.

Lex



Christina 
10/29/05 at 03:10 PM

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OMG, OMG, OMG! Haven`t seen that "child abuse" clip up until now!!!! (I`ve decided I want to know as little as possible about GoF, because I`d rather be surprised but I guess It`s a bit late for that!) I actuallt found it kinda....FUNNY! And as long as he`s moving teh body, I don`t have a problem with him being "the quiet one". As long as he`s there!
Laura - you`re fantastic! Thank you sooo much! I`ve been looking for anythin BR related for ages! Too bad I didn`t get to see the movie! He`s got such a cute accent!!!!!!!!

Emily 
10/29/05 at 02:55 PM

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Thanks, Sue.  Very interesting, the way they're taking liberties here. Snape doesn't actually manhandle a student until OOTP, when he throws Harry out of his office, but, whatever. It's a funny scene, though.


lindsey 
10/29/05 at 02:18 PM

What is your location? los angeles

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hey everyone

Given the absolute dearth of information on filming locations, I decided to brave Eliza Dushku boards at a last attempt for information.  There's plenty of information here to sift through and well worth it if they keep updating.

http://www.fanhostnetworks.com/forums/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=4;t=001327;p=1




SeverinaSnape 
10/29/05 at 01:51 PM

What is your location? London

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

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Catherine: Excellent news. I havent been to Suzanne's in ages but moseyed over to vote yes! I will be sure to contribute when the time comes!

 

Dee - ! How Slytherin of you - I am very impressed! Just try not to droll over Alan too much in his presence - wouldnt want the poor man to develop a complex!

 


sue 
10/29/05 at 01:47 PM

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HERE Emily.
Emily 
10/29/05 at 01:38 PM

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I was the one who ordered the Essential Shakespeare CD from Amazon UK, which now has a "ships in 3-5 weeks" notice on the listing, and as of yesterday, mine had not been dispatched. But I just got an email from them saying my CD has now been dispatched. So if you pre-ordered it from Amazon, I think you'll be OK.  If you're just now ordering, maybe it's better to go to a different supplier.

 

Where is this Snape "child abuse" clip?


CatsPlay 
10/29/05 at 01:25 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Hi Claudia,

 

The View clip is extremely charming, especially *some* parts of it , but I somehow I still find him even more endearing in the Conan clip. 


Dee 
10/29/05 at 12:39 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Severina Snape - Interesting commentary! I'm so excited about the movie. My husband has refused to watch any of the HP movies...until last weekend. I hog-tied him and forced him to watch the first one. What did he say when it was over? "Do you suppose we could watch all of them and so I'd be ready to see the new one on the big screen?" Yes!! My evil plan was a success!

 

Laura - I've never seen that clip before! Loved watching his expression as she went on about her outfit -- the way his eyes checked her out from behind was so "real"!

 

Satai Delenn - I'll check out the SWARF threads. Thanks! I've never really thought about his beliefs before and now I'm curious. 

 

Oh, and while on the topic of religion (although I realize friends should never discuss politics or religion): IMHO there is a huge difference between "religion" and "belief". Dogma really nailed some truths.

 

Elaine - *button biting - opps! popping* egads...*swoon* (But I'm sorry the photo made Laura feel "short changed"! *snort*

 

OT - Had my teeth professionally whitened yesterday! Can't stop smiling!


Marlina 
10/29/05 at 12:35 PM

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oops! i mean..
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My genitals are in place!
hehehe..
Marlina 
10/29/05 at 12:27 PM

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Claudia~ Yeah! remember when he say..

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and my testicle is still in place?!
LOL LOL LOL!


Claudia #61679 
10/29/05 at 12:27 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Catherine has reported on the great things our RADA donation for AR's birthday last year has done! 

Hi all

Sorry it's been ages since I last posted anything. I am now studying again as well as working full time, so things are rather hectic!

Just wanted to let everyone know that I have finally found out from RADA about how all the money that was raised earlier this year from the Birthday Donation has been spent. No wonder it has taken so long for the information to filter through - we raised enough to help (administered via RADA's hardship funds) EIGHT people, which is absolutely exceptional, so a big thanks again to everyone. We have helped four students who have now gone into Year 2 of their courses, and four students who are currently involved in the technical (stage management) aspects of their studies. Four guys and four girls. I'm not going to post their names here in public, but just drop me a line if you want to know who are the potential stars of tomorrow that all who donated have helped.

This might (with Suz's et. al's agreement) be a good time to take a quick straw poll as to whether we run the donation again in the New Year again in time for Alan's birthday. RADA, I might add, are of course very keen!

Best wishes all.
Catherine <catherineharpham@hotmail.comfoo>
Reading, England - Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 11:52:57 AM (EDT)

 

Please go over to Suzanne's and place in your vote! 

 


Claudia #61667 
10/29/05 at 12:20 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

CatsPlay, IMO as adorable as he is in the Conan interview....have you seen his lovliness in The View interview? 

 


Marlina 
10/29/05 at 12:04 PM

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Laura~ But it's still good to see him Wish i could read lips! LOL!


CatsPlay 
10/29/05 at 11:49 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Ali-Pat & Claudia,

 

Thanks for the insight on the commentary on TMD and other videos. 

 

I watched Close My Eyes last night.  I thought AR looked gorgeous in this movie.   I wish they would have showed more of him in the grey tuxedo with top hat!    I must say, Clive Owens really let it all hang out, didn't he??!  Saskia Reeves annoyed me though.

 

Also, I have been working my way through the videos on this site and could Alan be any more adorable than he is in the Conan interview???!  It does seem to me from watching the various interview videos, that as the years have progressed, he has become more guarded.  Can't blame him, though.


Laura 
10/29/05 at 11:20 AM

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ahahaha, Marlina !

I told you the audio wasn't good... do you think I was too positive about it? lol


sue 
10/29/05 at 11:13 AM

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Claudia, can you check your mail please. I sent you something but not sure if it went through properly.


Marlina 
10/29/05 at 11:10 AM

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Laura~ that clip audio's more than awful i can see his mouth move but i have no idea what he's talking about! hahaha..

But he looks good.. Interrogator's twin! LOL!


Claudia #61460 
10/29/05 at 09:45 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Snapefan2, I just finished watching "SkeletonMan" and its hilarious! Thanks for the "in season" video clip! 

 

Yessssss, I know..the checkbook awaits.  I'm off for sure now.  LOL (but I'll break to vote as much as I can!)


Claudia #61448 
10/29/05 at 09:35 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Great news on the BR clip, Laura!

 

Yes, Ali-Pat and CatsPlay!  The commentary on TMD is one of the best and informative that I've ever seen.  Of course since the film is my all-time favorite, I might be a little biased.  LOL  Of course I would have loved to have heard more about The Man but I suppose the film wasn't about Alan Rickman, was it? 

 

 Now I am off to sort the checkbook.  YUK!

 

 


Laura 
10/29/05 at 09:35 AM

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lol, with this pose AR seems to have breasts bigger than mine!!!

Congrats for the dvd, Elaine!


Laura 
10/29/05 at 09:34 AM

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Christina,

http://s45.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=30M3Q3LZ3Z88124HGPEKIZ20EG

the audio is awful but here there are all the scenes with A.Rickman from Bob Roberts


INTJ 
10/29/05 at 09:33 AM

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Laura - LOVE the E! clip, thank you bunches for capturing it!!


Elaine 
10/29/05 at 09:33 AM

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My favourite cap from CL for you, Dee (as I've just got my new CL DVD - and managed to get the right sound less subtitles! But can't help laughing at the "dubbed" Alan!)

Button poppin' !


Claudia #61425 
10/29/05 at 09:13 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Never mind Sue, I got off my lazy patooty and went back a few days and see you ordered yours from Bookfellas

 

Can't wait to hear what you think!

 

Christina, a Bob Roberts clip is on the wish list for the Download site but I've just been so snowed  under I've not had any time for the site of late.  Its coming, I promise. 

 


Ali-Pat 
10/29/05 at 09:11 AM

What is your location? alas! back at work

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

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CatsPlay, unless I missed it no one has responded to your question about the director's commentary on TMD.  I enjoyed Anthony Minghella's commentary, but he says little about AR.  Most of his observations are about Juliet Stevenson, for whom he wrote the script and whom he practically worships.  You learn a lot about staging and editing the film, however, which I found fascinating.

 

As for the commentaries/extras on LA and STLM, I only have a vague memory of the commentaries, but AR does show up in cut scenes and other places (love the cut scene from LA).  But mainly the value of the DVD extras is background information.

 

 Happy Halloween to all you partyers and tricksters!


Laura 
10/29/05 at 09:02 AM

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Christina, I made a few clips from Bob Roberts, I have to see if I re-find them in my CDs and if the audio was ok...I am not sure about this
Claudia #61408 
10/29/05 at 08:56 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thank you for the video, Laura!  I've added it to the next update.  His reaction to Helen Mirren's comments are adorable.  LOL 

 

I just got off the phone with The British Library about my CD order.  I was a bit worried because someone told me that she had ordered from Amazon.uk and received a notice that her order wouldn't ship for 3-5 weeks. 

 

The man I spoke with was very helpful.  He told me that my order would have shipped either Wednesday or Thursday and I should expect it within 5-10 days.  I have found that orders from the UK don't usually take that long at all...but I suppose they have to "cover their bums" and extend the estimation as far out as they can. 

 

I told the associate about my friend who ordered from Amazon.uk and his explanation is that its quite possible that Amazon has not received their shipment yet.  He did say, however, that since the CD did originate through The British Library that they have product in house now and are actively filling orders so he suggested that my friend cancel her Amazon order and place an order with them.  He also said that they have had 1000+ orders and that processing new orders would be placed in the back of the line, but of course the new orders would definitely be filled a lot sooner than 3-5 weeks. 

 

Sue, where did you order yours, again? 

   


Christina 
10/29/05 at 08:51 AM

What is your location? Rainy Bucharest....

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Does anyone have ANY Bob Roberts-related clip/link?
Oh, and Dee - wish I could tell you sooner, your (paintings) wallpapers are simply.....

Laura 
10/29/05 at 08:11 AM

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LOL!

There was Emma Thompson before and a lot of english actors appeared, even in "red carpet moments", so I keep watching the show and crossing fingers....does anyone know if he was at any movie premiere?


Marlina 
10/29/05 at 08:08 AM

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Laura~ Hey! i watched that one! but only half of it. Keep wishing Alan might appear on screen every time the number change! hehehe.. You know, Alan sometimes wear clothes that worth to be count as Sensational Crime of fashion! hahahaha!

Alanfan~ i see only curious.. haha..  


Laura 
10/29/05 at 07:59 AM

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from E!entertainment, 101 most sensational crimes of fashion:

 

http://s47.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=39RLAE499WRII01O2M90JXL9ZD


Laura 
10/29/05 at 07:49 AM

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I have just recorded Alan Rickman close to H.Mirren at old golden globes. He didn't say anything but he was close and really well seen. Is there any clip already uploaded? Do I make one?
Alanfan 
10/29/05 at 07:40 AM

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I doubt it Marlina, the only time he crosses the threshold of a church these days is if he has too ie weddings, christenings and funerals. As a child it was probably compulsory thats why it put him off, and he is not on his own thats happened to so many people.


Marlina 
10/29/05 at 06:43 AM

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Marlina - No, I'm not worried about going back to church. I'm known as the outspoken, colorful speaking, liberal, tree hugging, Independent who wears torn jeans with high heels to church. But...since I'm a very nice person, the people like me (despite these obvious flaws ) and choose to consider me amusingly harmless. *snort* But, God & I are doing okay, I'm not worried!

 

hahaha.. indeed you are! amusingly harmless! LOL!


Claudia #61289 
10/29/05 at 06:41 AM

What is your location? GA

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Wonderful news, Sue!  I'm soooo jealous! 

 

Please let us know your thoughts after you listen to it! 

 

 


Marlina 
10/29/05 at 06:41 AM

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I see.. ehm.. Very interesting.

So, does it mean Alan has/must to go to church every Sunday morning? Or he's like me? (i only go to temple once in about 1 or 2 years)

 


sue 
10/29/05 at 06:12 AM

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My Shakespeare cd arrived this morning! Got to go out now but am uploading to my iPod so I can listen whilst walking the dog later. Only trouble is it does not seem to be digitally encrypted and so has no titles only track numbers. This means it has gone into the iPod amongst other numbered tracks so I am going to have to do a lot of fiddling to find all the tracks and guess what play they are from!!


Hikity 
10/29/05 at 05:12 AM

What is your location? sunny Rhinehattan

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Marlina, we are all Christian societies in Europe. In Germany, however, not very many go to church on a regular basis except for X-mas. BTW, in Germany State and Church are not divided, which means we get a monthly deduction from our gross salary for the Protestant or Catholic church (as long as you are a member of course).


Satai Delenn 
10/29/05 at 04:54 AM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

Thank you to everyone for explaining the difference between regions for DVD's and videos.

 

Dee, from what I recall, he was a "Dragged Methodist" and he considers himself to be atheist/agnostic now.

 

That's what I've read in interviews and things other people have mentioned. There's a thread (or two or three) on S.W.A.R.F. somewhere as we have discussed in depth his religion (or lack of). You are welcome to go to S.W.A.R.F. to read up on it.

 

http://www.thebottomstripe.net/alan/index2.html

 

That is the link to the S.W.A.R.F. website. Ok. well, it's almost 4am here and I need to get SOME sleep. I have a very busy day ahead of me! lol. Night all!


Alanfan 
10/29/05 at 02:51 AM

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Dee, he did he mentioned it in an interview s.th about having enough of religion as a child. I'll try and find it. Or maybe some one will beat me too it.


SeverinaSnape 
10/29/05 at 01:26 AM

What is your location? London

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Fantastic videos ladies!

 

Re the "child abuse" scene ()

 

At the press conference this week director Mike Newell and David Heyman spoke about how they both went through the British Boarding School system. Newell really wanted to bring the reality of that to the GOF because its something that hasnt been seen before in the films or the books. There are other interviews too online (I will see if I can find them again) where he talks about what his teachers were like and the discipline. Snape whalloping the kids may not have been written in the books, but it is something that is very feasible -  JKR is consulted on the scripts etc - and apparently has loads of notebooks with all sorts of details about things and characters that have never made it into the books - so very telling indeed...

 

http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/pottercast/transcripts/gofpressjunket1.htm

Media: David this question is for you. I wanted to ask you in working with Mike and bringing him on board, be brings a certain sense of british sensibility and I was wondering from your perspective can you talk a little bit about that?

DH: Mike went to a school, as did I by the way, that's like Hogwarts but without the magic.

MN: Our school was very....it's very similar.

DH: And he brings an inate since of understanding of the school life. Um, he is very comfortable getting on the floor and wrestling with the kids to bring the, as he did with the Weasley twins, to bring, the sort of the school is more anarhic than I feel that it's been in any of the other films it's a little more anarhic, it's a little madder and a little looser, yes you have the authority of the teachers, but you also have the kids rebelling as kids do, kids standing up for themselves, kids complaining to teachers and I think Mike brings a real, I think it's very true to the schools, the school that I went to and I think it's true to school life in general but it's most certainly true to British schools umm...so, yeah and I also think that in a way I think the nature of the performances its an incredible thing I don't know quite how to describe, but I really feel that the performances in this are more British than they have ever been I feel that there is a complexity and a um, you know, at times when he talkes about the Bollywood theatrical largness in a really positive way to the performances, the way I think Dan is incredibly subtle and nuanced and I think all the performances are a boldness about the performances which I think is very, very British and I'm very happy for that.

+++++++

 

Media: Matthew Vines from Veritaserum.com. This question is for Mr. Newell. How frequently did you consult with J.K. Rowling about deviations from the book and sub-plots cut from the story line and what about in particular?

MN: Well, actually, um, I will answer it, but usually you should ask David because this is an absolutely key function of David's. Jo Rowling appears to me to be quite extraordinarily hands off, um, everybody says, o we're surprised to hear that, we thought she was very controlling. Well I speak as I find, she wasn't with me and I don't think it's in her nature, I don't think she's like that. Um, we however, David's relationship with her, which is very close, meant that the whole time the script as it evolved and the script continued, you know I had a set of script pages....It's a joke, we've been shooting the film for six months and I get several script pages...

DH: (laughs)...and I looked to Michael and said, "What is this?" and he says, "Oh, we shot them yesterday (All laugh) and it was great." That's right, it was great, yes. I don't know what color they were.

MN: Sorry it's a joke sorry, of course what happened (the operator interrupts the interview and we cannot hear Mike speaking) it's a huge tribute to David it's an enormous tribute to Steve Kloves that in fact they could both of them and everybody around them could be lose enough to see that actually we might get to be going to a place although we couldn't exactly point to it on a map yet, but we might be going to a place which wasn't exactly where the first draft of the script had started out but of course in that the danger is that you lose Jo Rowling at which point you lose the audience, um, because they come in the end for her and uh she was very, very sweet. She was very available. She's not the best returner of a phone call, that I've come across, but she was fine. She gave me very clear things when I needed them, like, what did the Avada Kedavra Curse actually do when it hits you. But, she also had this very strong view how the story fitted into the seven book arc. Beyond that, she didn't control at all, but, of course, it was to David's credit that she was brought into the process just as much as he knew she wanted to be, and not an inch more. How does that work?

DH: Jo is the most generous of collaborators - she sees each and every draft of the screenplay. We want to do that because, 1) I made a promise at the beginning that I, that we, would be true, but 2) because we would be fools to do otherwise. So, we show her each draft, and we also don't want to do anything will disrupt books - at that time Book 6 hadn't been published, or Book 7 - we didn't want to do anything that would adversely affect that order; that would make people read them askant, or looking askant. So, she has incredible knowledge! What's in the books is just the surface of what she knows. She has notebook upon notebook with more material that doesn't quite make the books... But, I think, one of the reasons for the success of the books is because the universe is so clearly thought through. She knows the sixth use of dragon's blood! You could have a question; she know the answer. There was one very significant change that we made, and we called Jo to ask her about it because it was a major - I mean, we would have done it anyway - but it was major. It had to do with Barty Crouch, Jr. being present in that very first seen in the film, with Voldemort and Peter Pettigrew, which isn't in the book. The scene takes place, but Barty Crouch, Jr. is not in it. And, the reason why we wanted that was because we needed Barty Crouch, Jr. to be a more recognizable and formidable presence when you got to end, when Moody turns back into him. Without that, the only time you're just seeing him would've been in the flashback when he didn't look exactly like he did at the end. So, I called Jo and asked her about it, and she said, "Yeah, that could've happened. That's absolutely fine." What she loved about the third film - she hasn't yet seen the fourth - but what she loved about the third film was that it was true to the spirit. That it made changes, but it made changes in the spirit of the work. That's what she has felt, so far, in the inclusive process of the script, and I know she'll feel when she sees the film. You know, she was meant to see it last week, but some personal matters came up, and then she couldn't. She will be seeing it shortly.


Dee 
10/29/05 at 01:16 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Carly Lynda -- Yeah!! I had looked for that photo but couldn't find it! Thanks you bunches! So...the buttons *thinking about biting them off one by one* are on the outside. And they do look like they're covered in fabric. Tomorrow I'm off to the Salvation Army store to look for a long black coat -- and LOTS of buttons! Thanks again!


Carly Lynda 
10/29/05 at 01:01 AM

What is your location? MONTREAL, Canada

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For Dee:-

 

VOILÀ!!!  Exhibit "A"!

 


Dee 
10/29/05 at 12:27 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Is anyone is still awake out there...

 

On Monday (Halloween) at the library, we are suppose to dress up like a children's book character. This sounds sooooooooooooo lame, but I'm going to try to make a Snape costume over the weekend. (well, who ELSE could I go as? Clifford the Big Red Dog?) I'm NOT a seamstress, so it will probably be pulled together with duct tape and staples, but...

 

Does anyone remember if the buttons at the bottom of Snape's pants (at his ankles) are on the inside or the outside of the leg? And, all of his buttons look like they are covered with fabric, don't they?


Dee 
10/29/05 at 12:05 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

After reading all the posts from today this may sound like ancient history (way back to yesterday), but...will a Region 2 DVD play on an American laptop? I'd really love to have Rasputin on DVD!

 

Marlina - No, I'm not worried about going back to church. I'm known as the outspoken, colorful speaking, liberal, tree hugging, Independent who wears torn jeans with high heels to church. But...since I'm a very nice person, the people like me (despite these obvious flaws ) and choose to consider me amusingly harmless. *snort* But, God & I are doing okay, I'm not worried!

 

Alanfan

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From snippets I've gathered from things that Alan has said I rather think his Grand-parents where caught up in it, I doubt it was his mother, she would have been too young, but she certainly held the same beliefs and tried to convert her children.

Has AR ever mentioned anything about his spiritual beliefs? I'm guessing  probably not (he seldom reveals anything that personal). Just curious.

 

The HP student abuse clip was a hoot -- not really keeping in character with either the book or movie Snape -- but still funny! And my! isn't Harry getting handsome! (But my heart still belongs to Snape!)

 


Marlina 
10/28/05 at 11:13 PM

Comments:

okay.. Bye2 Alfan! Safe drive okay! Don't forget the safety belt!

We'll miss you too!


Alfan 
10/28/05 at 11:07 PM

What is your location? Canada-but leaving for Arizona

Comments:

Ok, all my friends. I will miss you terribly even if it is for 4 days. It will take me about that long to drive from here to Phoenix so i will check in with you all then. Oh and i will have a bit of back logging to do and im sure it will be worth my while. And one more thing, i wont be able to do any more voting for Alan so everyone of you vote at least twice for me until the 31st. Thanks guys and see you where its hotter and sunnier.


SnapeFan2 
10/28/05 at 11:03 PM

What is your location? FL/USA

Comments:

I saw something really cool to share with all of you. I know several clips here today were hillarious and I would like to add something to get us in the Halloween spirit! I'm hoping this will work *crosses fingers**

http://s54.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=22EBIDILKUX543IJIN4FEJ3AUY


Marlina 
10/28/05 at 11:02 PM

Comments:

Claudia~ That's amusing videos!

Alanfan~ Thanks a lot for the explanation

 

 

anyone knew why did he look so pissed off?

Someone on ar_daily post it today

 


Claudia #60915 
10/28/05 at 08:53 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhhh PhotoBucket is growing up a bit. 

 

 

Free Accounts Upgraded

Share even more with your friends and family!   We are pleased to announce that we are giving free users more storage space for their albums and bandwidth to serve up their images.

• Doubled the amount of free storage to 50MB
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Thank you for continuing to choose Photobucket!

 

I wonder if this means our 1st Guest Book account has more room now.  I'll have to check that out. 

 

 

And for premiun subscribers.......

 

 

Upload from your phone
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With Photobucket you can upload photos straight from your camera phone!  

To get started you'll need to login to your account and check your Account Options to get your Mobile Upload Address.  Think of it as your own unique email address which you can send photos to from your phone as an attachment. 

In just an instant, they'll appear in your album ready to be shared with your friends or blogged online.


Claudia #60894 
10/28/05 at 08:33 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

*tee hee*  I thought some of you might like that U2 video!  Sue,  the female is supposed to be Oprah. 

 

I've watched it a couple times more since having my little end of week party and its even funnier after a couple glasses of the "red happy juice" and doing the "Boot Scooter Boogie".   

 

Hey guys...I am and will be voting on three different machines as many times as possible this weekend so let's give it a push. There is still time to get him to 80K! 

 


Peekabooh 
10/28/05 at 06:38 PM

Comments:
Oh Claudia, that one had me rolling down the floor, I´m still wiping the tears from my cheeks...... hilarious.

CatsPlay, never give up posting those piccies. Doesn´t matter how many times we see them, they are all little treasures. Thanks for sharing.


sue 
10/28/05 at 05:05 PM

Comments:

Love it Claudia!!

Blair is particularly ghastly!! Is that Condee?? Looks more like Oprah!

I never cease to be amazed by the creativity of people on the Web either that or there are a lot of people who need to get a life!!


Laurie 
10/28/05 at 05:05 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Oh My God, I can't stop laughing Claudia.


Sabine 
10/28/05 at 05:01 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

That was absolutely hysterical, Claudia!  Thank you!  :-)


Claudia #60622 
10/28/05 at 04:20 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi Lindsey!  Welcome to our group.  Hope you will stay with us...we are a lot of fun.  If any of us get any news on the NS shoot, I'm sure it will be posted. 

 

Now for another OT but I'm sure my fellow rockers here will get a kick out of this.  And I know Sue will. 

 

This had me rolling in the aisles!  

 

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes with U2

 

Laurie, a mail will be heading your way soon. 

 


lindsey 
10/28/05 at 02:55 PM

What is your location? west los angeles

Comments:
Hello All!

Anybody have any info yet on filming locations for Nobel Son. I've decided to crawl out from lurksville as I am incredibly excited that AR is in LA for a little while. Any info would be great.

Thanks everyone!

Lindsey
Alanfan 
10/28/05 at 02:20 PM

Comments:

 

Marlina quote,

Anyway could anyone tell me what's Welsh Methodist mean? Is it the same with Christian who go to church every Sunday morning??

 

 

Welsh Methodists are Methodists that come from Wales. The only difference being in 1904 they had a Revival that set the Church on fire and the people in the church many swearing wife beating miners where converted to Christ that swept across the whole of Wales. From snippets I've gathered from things that Alan has said I rather think his Grand-parents where caught up in it, I doubt it was his mother, she would have been too young, but she certainly held the same beliefs and tried to convert her children. 


Laura 
10/28/05 at 01:38 PM

Comments:

my dvd of Love Actually has one cut scene with Alan Rickman.

I watched the rest but if your main interest is just him...I'd wait that it comes out for a very cheap price.

 


CatsPlay 
10/28/05 at 01:30 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Is the directors commentary on Truly Madly Deeply worthwhile?  Reason I ask is that I taped this movie recently but am wondering if I am missing important AR related insights that are discussed in the commentary.

 

Same for Love Actually and Something the Lord Made.  Are the DVD extras worthwhile?

 

Thanks!


Carly Lynda 
10/28/05 at 01:23 PM

What is your location? MONTREAL, Canada

Comments:

Alan:  (*in his best British accent*) Hellooooo, léddiessss!!!

 

Yet another VORL ... "Vision of Rickman Loveliness"!


Claudia #60376 
10/28/05 at 01:22 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Yep, that was another one of those magical Emily finds, CatsPlay.  But please don't give up.....you just never know if something has been seen or not. 

 

 


Susan CA 
10/28/05 at 12:59 PM

Comments:
Sorry about messing up the tape designations.

AABA in DVD is available in region 1; it is available from Australia in region 4, but the DVD plays on region 2 players.


CatsPlay 
10/28/05 at 12:46 PM

Comments:

Peekabooh,

Thanks, I thought that was her.  I officially give up trying to bring something original to the group!  You guys have seen it all!


Peekabooh 
10/28/05 at 12:35 PM

Comments:

Catsplay, that´s Megan Dodds having lunch with the Object of our Affection..... The picture was made with a cellphone if I remember correctly.


Peekabooh 
10/28/05 at 12:33 PM

Comments:

Ohhhhh Sue, that was a very abusive (but hilarious) clip. Thanks for sharing. Also thanks to Annick for the other clips.

 

I´ve got two more O/T clips to share, check it out. Thanks Laurie.... *grin*

 

Wet dreams:

http://s39.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=17WMN7B5WP5W43OQETPQDLZLH1

 

Karaoke for the deaf:

http://s61.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=01NSBKOORYV2R2QES2749D219P


CatsPlay 
10/28/05 at 11:46 AM

Comments:

Trying again...

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/illperson/7014238/


Leanne 
10/28/05 at 11:32 AM

Comments:

Sue- Brilliant!! If only I was harry or ron in that scene!! great find!

Leanne

-x-


Laurie 
10/28/05 at 11:11 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thanks for those links Annicks! Super!

 

Claudia, the hilarious videos are great to.  You all should check out Peeekabooh's LJ for another funny video.


CatsPlay 
10/28/05 at 10:43 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

WooHoo -- my Amazon order is starting to trickle in.  Got Close My Eyes and We Know Where You Live today!  Can't wait to watch them!


Claudia #60134 
10/28/05 at 10:41 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

This is OT but has anyone clicked on the "Hilarious Videos" link at the bottom of the Putfile page that Annick posted? 

 

OMG, if you haven't and you want a good laugh, check out this....

 

Girl Caught Cheating

 

If the link doesn't work, go to Annick's link, go the bottom of the page and click "Hilarious Videos" and for now the video above is the second once from the left on the top row. 

 

 


Marlina 
10/28/05 at 10:24 AM

Comments:

Annick! the clips is awesome! Thanks!


Claudia #60087 
10/28/05 at 10:05 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Yes, thanks for the links Annick AND Sabine for the news on the Ellen show.  I'll be sure to set my VCR. 

 

HP's flying car has been stolen

 

 


sue 
10/28/05 at 09:52 AM

Comments:

Thanks for the other links Annick

I haven't watched them all as I want some surprises but I did peep at Rita Skeeter but I'm sure I still keep seeing Queeny in Blackadder


Alba 
10/28/05 at 09:28 AM

Comments:
Ummm, that would be I wanted to be 60,000!
Sabine 
10/28/05 at 09:26 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

For people in the U.S., I just found this on The Leaky Cauldron:

 

Readers Rachel and Julie let us know that on the Ellen show Monday, October 31st, Ellen DeGeneres will have an exclusive Goblet of Fire sneak peek airing on her program. The Ellen show, a Warner Brothers show, is syndicated, so please check your local listings for airtimes

 

 


Alba 
10/28/05 at 09:19 AM

Comments:
Marlina, Welsh Methodists are Christians (Protestants). It's a Calvanist-influenced offshoot of the Methodist Church that started in Wales...blah, blah, blah. Those who choose to go to church do so, but in Wales *grin* ;-)

I'm a pretty areligious being, but I read a book not long ago that talked about this.

Anyway, that's an awfully serious question for a Friday!

Hey, Chalebh, I wanted to 60,000! Well done everyone!
Chalebh 
10/28/05 at 09:14 AM

Comments:

over 60.000

 

 

 


Marlina 
10/28/05 at 08:51 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

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

Comments:

yep! and Harry too! I crawl with laughter here!

 

Dee~ That's hilarious! I won't dare go back to church if that happen to me! (but since i'm buddhis i never went to church  and i'm really looking forward to go to church someday!)

 

Anyway could anyone tell me what's Welsh Methodist mean? Is it the same with Christian who go to church every Sunday morning??

 


Laura 
10/28/05 at 08:15 AM

Comments:

59931

wow!

good morning everyone


Claudia #59909 
10/28/05 at 07:59 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  Talk about yer child abuse!  Rupert really takes a pounding in this one! 

 

Perhaps his part in the new HP film created a violent streak which would explain the "I'll kill you" remark last Tuesday.   

 

Thanks for the clip, Sue! 

 

Really would love to see that vote get up to 80,000.....

 

On another note......Its Friday...its Friday!!!  This AR fan has a LARGE bottle of a good wine to open tonight!  Yippeee!!!

 


annick 
10/28/05 at 07:57 AM

What is your location? france

Comments:
http://www.putfile.com/lmhp
Laura 
10/28/05 at 07:21 AM

Comments:

Susan CA, region 2 ( Europe) is PAL for tapes, NTSC is running in USA and CAnada.

 

I've bought the dvd of Quigley Down Under and the special edition of Die Hard...yayyy!!!

Too bad that in the stores there aren't Closet Land , An Awfully Big Adventure and Rasputin

 


Laurie 
10/28/05 at 06:54 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Sue, awesome find, thanks for posting that.  I can't wait to see the movie!


Sue 
10/28/05 at 06:41 AM

Comments:

CHILD ABUSE!!??

Just nicked this of a Rupert Grint LJ

 

!!WARNING GOBLET OF FIRE SPOILERS!!

http://s53.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3JHLFZE4AB42Y33FKEPOVHPP4S


Roxysue 
10/28/05 at 04:36 AM

Comments:

Eek !! What a lot of posts since I last looked !!

 Hikity : The Watermill is a small (200 seater ) theatre just outside Newbury, an old building with a huge water wheel at its centre, beautiful gardens and restaurant. Its' fame is down to its innovative productions which are often transferred from there to the West End.At present it is in danger of closure because the artistic director is retiring and she does not want it to be sold to be turned into a conference centre. AR knew all about this. Hope that helps !

 

Hi Bluebeatbabe ! Glad to hear you got back safely. I met up with my family outside the Houses of Parliament. I had to wait 20 mins. for them though and I'm sure the police on duty were giving me suspicious looks because I was loitering ( with intent !! well earlier anyway !! ).

 

I loved Dee's post about Rasputin ! I was lucky enough to record that off the tv last year when there was a Russian evening on BBC2. I too liked AR's look in Mesmer, Susan CA, and have to admit to purchasing an expensive DVD of that from the dreaded e-bay. However, it is very difficult to come by in Region 2 format. My favourite films that I have watched so far are TMD, CME, and BD.


sue#59694 
10/28/05 at 04:25 AM

Comments:

Just catching up this morning and thought I'd wandered into a Perry Mason episode first thing!! And I am just as confused as I am with Perry!!!


SeverinaSnape 
10/28/05 at 04:15 AM

What is your location? London

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

Comments:

Morning ladies - now that I have had some blessed sleep:

 

Re: DVD and the various regional formats. For those in the UK wanting to see American DVDs - a backup option until you can get a multi-region DVD player if you dont have one: Anyone with a Playstation 2 at home (not the new slimline model apparently or the very early versions of the PS2 circa 2001) should be able to play DVDs and games from any region - with an additional piece of kit that shouldnt be more than £20. This is the set-up I have here in London; my DVD and videos are ones that I have bought since I have lived here and also things I brought with me from the States or purchased online from American vendors. All of my kit at home is Sony (playstation, TV & Video player/recorder [5 yrs old] which play and display NTSE perfectly) which I got for exactly that reason - there are things I want that just wont be available here in the UK for whatever reason.

 

Important: the tv must be multi-standard otherwise its a fruitless exercise. You are better off having an SCART cable in terms of picture quality than relying on the one that comes with the Playstation. It comes with a memory card now apparently - so a good savings there.

 

Check out this article - explains it simply and far better than I can, including a bit of background as to why we have the muddle of various regional formats.

 

http://www.dvd.reviewer.co.uk/reviews/hardware.asp?Index=4774

 

Customer feedback on Amazon.co.uk - not everyone is pleased... but as I said it worked fine for me - I just need to get a new telly now as the ex has it!

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/videogames/B00005MFQ7/customer-reviews/ref=cm_cr_dp_2_1/026-1687208-1005225


Alba 
10/28/05 at 03:54 AM

Comments:
AHAHAHAHAHAHA! If you google "Alan Rickman" in news, the first link you get today is "Council on Aging senior neighbors". It's not what you think....
Alba 
10/28/05 at 03:18 AM

Comments:
Well explained, Susan. Just a small thing that may (or may not) help. The difference in DVDs is exactly as you say. The difference in VHS videos tapes is US (NTSC) and Europe (PAL). For both DVD and video you need a multi-region player or one that can be "de-regionalized" (in the case of DVD players) to be able to play all formats. Not all players can be modified and I don't know how easy it is in the States to find someone to help you do this.

The only problem for me is I can't lend my American DVDs to a lot of friends here, but I guess that's really their problem and not mine ;-)
Alanfan 
10/28/05 at 03:16 AM

What is your location? E. Yorkshire

Comments:

Gosh, Dee, your braver in your Church than we are in ours. I too an a Methodist, twice a month we have a Saturday afternoon film show followed by a faith tea. I have offered some films Alan's among them, but I would never have thought of offering Rasputin or Closet Land come to that, unless it was something to do with Amnesty International. I like watching CL there is s.th about the way he portrays the interrigator that is irresistable.


Susan CA 
10/28/05 at 02:54 AM

Comments:
To try to sum it up:  The world is divided into DVD (and tape) regions.  The USA and Canada are in region 1 (VHS tape); the UK and Europe are in region 2 (NTSC tape); and so on around the world.  The machine and the DVD have to be the same region or it won't play.

In much of the world you can buy a multi-region DVD player that plays them all.  In the USA it's a bit of a hassle, though there are ways to do it; but even USA computers only play one region's DVDs after the first three or four times unless you have region-overriding software.  So, for us, the region of the DVD is important.  For many others, not so important.

I hope someone else can explain this more clearly. 

But every Rasputin (AR's Rasputin--there are others) DVD on Amazon tonight is region 2, and BOL.com in the Netherlands has a supply, also region 2.

Satai Delenn 
10/28/05 at 02:41 AM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

Susan, I'm sorry. I don't know what that means. Isn't a DVD a DVD? Don't they all play the same? Meaning, you just pop them in the machine like a CD, right? So, what does it matter where it's from?

 

Anyway, I'm all *SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!* Now! lol

 

I can't wait to see what my fellow S.W.A.R.F.ians have to say! lol. And I can't wait until I actually have that precious video in my hands! I'm NEVER going to let it go! I will never understand the ones that are trying to sell it for $30.00 to $50.00. There used to be one there for almost $70.00 and some moron actually finally bought it last month. I swore that I would not pay that much for a USED copy and if a REASONABLY priced copy ever came my way I would jump on it to own it. Thank you Susan for helping me find a REASONABLY priced copy! Rare or not, those prices on Amazon are clearly trying to take advantage of the desperate and this was one time my pride and stubbornness apparently paid off by waiting for a seller willing to sell it at a REASONABLE price! There is one selling for $2.00, but with no description of the tape, I was more than skeptical of it's condition.


Susan CA 
10/28/05 at 02:28 AM

Comments:
Satai Delenn, I am so pleased for you!  I was hoping it would still be available when you read my message.  (I think the DVDs of Rasputin are all region 2.  I'm not sure that there ever was a region 1 DVD, except second-generation copies on e-Bay.)

By the way, AR should reach 60,000 votes in the Hello! poll in about four or five hours.


Satai Delenn 
10/28/05 at 02:17 AM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

Quote:
Susan CA  
Yesterday at 11:45 PM

Comments:
There's a "gently used" VHS copy of Rasputin, Dark Servant of Destiny, for sale on Amazon.USA for $9.00 and change.  The prices for this film will only go higher since it is out of print and supplies are dwindling.  (If you want to see really high prices, try Mesmer, also out of print and--it's a matter of opinion, of course--much sexier.  Fabulous performance.)

 

OMG! THANK YOU SUSAN!!!!!!!!!!!! I just went to Amazon to check on it thinking it MUST be gone by now, at such a wonderfully low price, but it wasn't (although, lol, it is NOW) and so I bought it! I hope by "gently used" it merely means watched and that there aren't any visual flaws on the tape. I bought Close My Eyes which was supposed to be new and when I went to watch it there were two visual flaws in the video where snow scrolled down the screen and nothing I did could clear it up. I was pissed to say the least and spent a month fighting with the seller because they kept ignoring my emails and I finally had to go through Amazon to get my money back. However, for this Rasputin tape, it did say, that in spite of it being "gently used" it was in "great condition". I truly hope so.

 

And Dee, there are DVD copies available for Rasputin on Amazon. I merely refuse to buy a DVD player since I have such a huge VHS library. I'm just extremely stubborn that way. Well, I get to now go back to S.W.A.R.F. and SCREAM in pleasure that I will FINALLY own (and be the envy of those who still don't) a copy of the extremely hard to find at a reasonable price, Rasputin, with the WONDERFUL Alan Rickman! *SIGH*. I think I have now died and gone to whatever version of heaven does indeed truly exist! THANK YOU AGAIN SUSAN!!!!!!!!

 

(So glad I didn't wait to come back here tomorrow! It SURELY would be gone by then!)


Dee 
10/28/05 at 12:33 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Susan CA - Afraid my VHS player died. Do we think they will ever produce Rasputin on DVD?  I already have a DVD of Mesmer. AR looks quite handsome in it, but I'm more attracted to his tougher, scruffy-looking rolls, like RHPoT, AABA, HP, QDU, the Preacher... I'll bet he would've looked great as a "rocker" instead of a "mod"!

 

Lucy -- ahhh...history, not porn.  That just might work!

 

Off to bed with dreams of Rasputin in my head! Nite!

 

 


Lucy 
10/28/05 at 12:00 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
From what I've heard about Rasputin, they stay pretty true to the real-life figure.   He was quite the randy one.  It's a "historical movie;" you were learning history!

Well, it makes me feel better about watching some things...

Susan CA 
10/27/05 at 11:45 PM

Comments:
There's a "gently used" VHS copy of Rasputin, Dark Servant of Destiny, for sale on Amazon.USA for $9.00 and change.  The prices for this film will only go higher since it is out of print and supplies are dwindling.  (If you want to see really high prices, try Mesmer, also out of print and--it's a matter of opinion, of course--much sexier.  Fabulous performance.)

Satai Delenn 
10/27/05 at 11:44 PM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

Lol. Well, I guess it's a good thing I'm not a Christian then, because I pretty much say whatever it is I'm feeling! lol.

 

As for Closet Land? It's one of my favorite Alan movies. Yes, it's very disturbing, but it's also a very good movie. I don't know exactly why he vomits after kissing her. It's been a while since I've watched it as I've been watching other Alan movies, lol.

 

Oh, and uh......"warm tingly feelings" just doesn't accurately describe the physical/emotional state I was left in after watching that clip! lol. I really think I need a VERY cold shower, or a VERY hot man! lol.


Dee 
10/27/05 at 11:33 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

*possible spoilers*

 

After learning a valuable lesson on humility, I waited until the teens vacated the premises before starting the Closet Land clip. (nasty little snots - probably tell their folks that Mrs. D watches Russian porn while Mr. D is out of town).

 

Satai Delenn -- I agree! Rasputin does inspire *cough* shall we say, warm, tingly feelings, doesn't it? But, Methodists aren't allowed to say, "Holy Mother of God!!!!!!!" As Thea would probably confirm, all we can do is give a strained smile and whisper, "oh, my."

 

(NO disrespect towards God -- just frustration with the dull, inert, plodding, unimaginative people that I've dealt with today!)

 

Closet Land Clip --wow...you simply cannot tear your eyes away AR. While expressions of pleasure and agony flicker across his handsome face, his interrogator slips between tormentor to tormented with a blink of the eye. There were a few things I didn't understand (why did he vomit after kissing her -- was it the tomatoes/garlic or because what he was doing upset him so much?). Now I need to decide if I want to purchase and watch the whole painful movie.

 

Thanks to Claudia for sharing such an extensive clip - about 20 minutes!

 

After seeing CL, I think I'll hold off on In Demand until tomorrow!


Satai Delenn 
10/27/05 at 10:31 PM

Comments:

Sorry for the double post, but..... I really can't think coherently right now. I found the Rasputin clip..... Oh wow.... I'm trying to stop drooling and um, well, I will be nice and not describe my physical state after watching that, except to say..... "HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

I WANT THAT MOVIE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Satai Delenn 
10/27/05 at 10:16 PM

Comments:

Hiya Sarf! Haven't seen you around S.W.A.R.F. lately!

 

Quote:
Dee  
Today at 09:15 PM

What is your location?
Indiana

Comments:

*possible spoilers*

 

Okay, folks...I thought we were friends. I thought you all cared. I thought we all watched out for each other here.

 

So, why, why, why didn't anyone warn me that it might be slightly inappropriate to watch the Rasputin clip in a small room...crowded with teenagers...in the middle of a conservative Methodist church???!!!

 

The room was so still as the teens worked quietly on their homework, when all of a sudden:

"When you kiss me you're kissing God".

 

As I frantically searched for the volume button, the kids were craning their necks to see my screen --  and Rasputin is sliding his hand up the woman's skirt. By the time I finally found the pause button, AR was *cough* showing her God's love with gusto.

 

egads... Do Methodists believe in excommunication? Shunning? Stoning?

 

But, wOw!! Even with the scraggly beard AR is sooooo HOT! His voice, his intensity...I've got to get this movie!!

 

Now, I'm off to watch Closetland. Anything you should warn me about?

 

 

Oh man Dee! That's great! lol. Well, if you want to get "technical"...... Just tell everyone it's a religious movie.... I mean, you could then justify the "When you kiss me you're kissing God" line..... lol. I was cracking up reading your post! lol. Oh, as for Closetland.... I wouldn't watch that one in a church..... the content on that one is worse than Rasputin's (I'm assuming since I've seen the movie, but not the clip here). BTW, where'd you get the Rasputin clip? I want that movie so bad but I don't have a DVD player (and I'm not getting one) and the USED copies of it on VHS are just too bloody expensive to even contemplate!


Claudia #59431 
10/27/05 at 10:16 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi Thea!  Since you've been lurking I don't have to tell you what a great group we have here.  Glad you've joined in with us and hope you will continue to post as often as you can. 

 

 


Carly Lynda 
10/27/05 at 10:05 PM

What is your location? MONTREAL, Canada

Comments:

As posted by John W. MacDonald, one of our revered Canadian journalists, on his blog page after the lovely messages and e-mails he received from several of us (myself included!), Alan's fans, following Alan and Rima's stop-over at an Ottawa book fair back in late May 2005:-

 

Quote:
John W. MacDonald wrote:-

 

Rickman fans, in my acute and limited experience, are some of the nicest people I have ever encountered! I wonder if Mr. Rickman knows this?

 

 

Give yourselves all a big round of applause!!!  

 

 


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Thea 
10/27/05 at 09:34 PM

What is your location? Northeastern USA

Comments:

Okay, I've lurked for months, but now find I simply must post--if I can quit laughing long enough.

 

Dee, as a former Methodist (now an Epsicopalian, who has done my share of working with youth) I can assure you that, no, I don't believe Methodist excomunicate.  Of course, they may make an exception in this case!

 

Great guestbook and site.  Kudos to Claudia!


Elaine 
10/27/05 at 09:26 PM

Comments:

Dee, there are some scenes you should be warned about in Closet Land BUT it is a pretty serious subject. I've just ordered the "spanish" or whatever version it is just so I can get a decent screen cap of that white shirt in the closet. (Button pinging!)Maybe you'll spot it!

 

Cat's Play, thank you for reminding us of those Canada pics. They are nice on the eye!


CatsPlay 
10/27/05 at 09:25 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Drats, I was hoping to contribute something fresh!


Claudia 
10/27/05 at 09:21 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thank you CatsPlay.  Those were taken just this past spring when he was touring Canada after the Snow Cake shoot. Those are really really good pictures, too!

 

Ohhh man, I sure wish we could get some news about SC! 

 


Dee 
10/27/05 at 09:21 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Sorry Sue! It was Severina Snape & Susan who had me confused with the eBay/fans/tattling talk.


CatsPlay 
10/27/05 at 09:20 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Dee, I am screaming with laughter!


Claudia #59379 
10/27/05 at 09:19 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhhhhhhh Dee!  I am sooooo sorry!  I didn't even make the connection when you posted earlier!  OMG.....pull yourself together now. 

 

 


CatsPlay 
10/27/05 at 09:19 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

I came across this today and am hoping it may be new to you (although guessing not, you guys are pretty thorough!).

 

 

It comes from this MASSIVE page (let the page start loading and then go have some coffee and come back, maybe it will be done)

 

http://johnwmacdonald.com/blog/2005/archive2005.html

 

If you do a find on 'rickman' - you will find a number of this gentleman's blog entries and some more very clear, very lovely photos of Alan attending some event in Ottawa in May.  Be sure and keep doing 'find' throughout the entire page, there are lots of superb photos.  Rima is in a couple of pics too.

 

 


Dee 
10/27/05 at 09:15 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

*possible spoilers*

 

Okay, folks...I thought we were friends. I thought you all cared. I thought we all watched out for each other here.

 

So, why, why, why didn't anyone warn me that it might be slightly inappropriate to watch the Rasputin clip in a small room...crowded with teenagers...in the middle of a conservative Methodist church???!!!

 

The room was so still as the teens worked quietly on their homework, when all of a sudden:

"When you kiss me you're kissing God".

 

As I frantically searched for the volume button, the kids were craning their necks to see my screen --  and Rasputin is sliding his hand up the woman's skirt. By the time I finally found the pause button, AR was *cough* showing her God's love with gusto.

 

egads... Do Methodists believe in excommunication? Shunning? Stoning?

 

But, wOw!! Even with the scraggly beard AR is sooooo HOT! His voice, his intensity...I've got to get this movie!!

 

Now, I'm off to watch Closetland. Anything you should warn me about?


Claudia 
10/27/05 at 08:45 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Breaking News!!!!!  Not AR related...but maybe a  little. 

 

I watch Nancy Grace almost as religiously as I watch the news. Anyway, they are reporting that a private detective that has worked for a large number of big "slebs" has been arrested for wire-tapping and witness tampering.  Anyway, they are reporting that that there are a lot of slebs "shaking in their boot" right now and one of the slebs this guy, Anthony Pelicano, has worked for is none other than.....Kevin Costner! 

 

 


Claudia #59334 
10/27/05 at 08:38 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  You forgot the smilie, Em!  *evil grin*

 


Emily 
10/27/05 at 08:34 PM

Comments:

Elaine:  Younger brother was a tennis coach. Not sure if he still is. 

 

(My search skills are completely random. Idle hands, devil's work.)


Emily 
10/27/05 at 08:29 PM

Comments:
Carly Lynda, I have no idea what you just said. And, frankly, I don't think I want to.
Claudia 
10/27/05 at 08:17 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  HUH???   

 

 

  now!  *grin*


Elaine 
10/27/05 at 08:16 PM

Comments:

I just found this: http://gouk.about.com/b/a/210465.htm   I wonder if someone we know will have a portrait, as he is heavily involved with this theatre! Or have I been on another planet and it has already been posted?


Claudia 
10/27/05 at 08:11 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Never mind, Sue...I'd rather be killed by AR, thank you! 

 


Carly Lynda 
10/27/05 at 08:10 PM

What is your location? MONTREAL, Canada

Comments:

Quote:
Emily wrote:-

Carly Lynda, maybe he's tired of being fought over, bothered, worshipped, stalked and drooled upon?

 

 

Even assuming that that *MAY* or *MAY NOT* be true, first of all, it would be wrong to speculate that Alan's disdain for everything that goes on "eBay" with his likeness *SHOULD* or *SHOULD NOT* be lumped together with the fact that He *MAY* or *MAY NOT* be "tired of being fought over, bothered, worshipped, stalked and drooled upon", all of the latter, unfortunately, being the all-too-common "perils" of a well-established and revered actor, may I add.

 

Secondly, his agent and/or management handlers are indeed paid handsomely to act as "buffers" between an actor and his fans, no matter how fervent and/or militant towards his career and/or his causes they may be, and in Alan's case, by implying that he *MAY* or *MAY NOT* appreciate his fans' fussing over him would be, in my opinion, wrong to suggest at this juncture, as neither Alan himself nor anyone from his management team has made such a statement. 

 

I feel that such a speculation would only serve to curb a fan's

enthusiasm about her/his admiration for Alan or wane her/his desire to "look after his interests", PROVIDED that any such endeavours are executed with the utmost integrity and best of intentions.

 

Moreover, as well organized as Alan's management team may be, which without a doubt must benefit from the advice of the top legal eagles in town, I am *CONVINCED* that his handlers do not and cannot know everything that goes on or is said about Alan ALL THE TIME and in a timely fashion, especially with the vastness and speed with which information is spread over the Internet--that un-regimented and un-policed territory of cyber pollution. 

 

I wish to state that the above is *MY* personal opinion only on the matter and should not be construed as reflective of the views, individual or collective, of everyone who adheres to this Guest Book.

 

 


Elaine 
10/27/05 at 07:58 PM

Comments:

Emily, I am always in awe of your search skills! Thanks for that pic. He looks as though he enjoyed himself. Isn't (or was) his brother a tennis coach? (And I would say that was Rima, or his sister!) And that "March for Peace" deserves to be nabbed for an icon!

 

Hey, I'm still waiting for my t shirt..........................

 

 


sue 
10/27/05 at 07:39 PM

Comments:

Dee said:

Quote:

Severina Snape & Sue - What in the world are you guys talking about?

Umm.. well I don't know about SS but I was talking about tennis!!

Claudia I could tell you how I can tell it's a Ladies match but you know what I would have to do then..........


Emily 
10/27/05 at 07:34 PM

Comments:

Found it -- the link to the Wimbledon picture!  It is 2003. Hopefully this woman doesn't mind that I posted her picture of AR.

 

http://kimv.com/camera/slideshows/wim03_ss20.html


Emily 
10/27/05 at 07:23 PM

Comments:

Carly Lynda, maybe he's tired of being fought over, bothered, worshipped, stalked and drooled upon?


Claudia 
10/27/05 at 07:14 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

OMG how funny is that?????  Yall know me...I love all those but the surprise is my favorite!  I'll have to remember that the next time a march is in my area!  Hope the lady won't mind!  LOL 

 

I think even AR would be proud of that!

 

Thanks for another giggle, Em. 

 


Carly Lynda 
10/27/05 at 07:11 PM

What is your location? MONTREAL, Canada

Comments:

Quote:
SeverinaSnape wrote:-

This is bound to be tempest in the proverbial teapot: But do I actually think Alan's strong feelings about eBay may have a bit to do with *cough* well-meaning *cough" fans who constantly contact his agent, Melanie Parker (his assistant), and studios via fax and whatever else tickles their fancy about all manner of things under the guise of "looking after his interests"...because he "appreciates it"...

 

The man can surely afford a lawyer or a few to look after his interests without fans winding him up and making it really hard on those of us who would never do anything to profit!

 

Uhmmmmm ... I really don't understand the corrolation you are trying to make between "eBay" and "fans who constantly contact his agent, Melanie Parker ... looking after his interests", Severina.

 

It seems to me that Alan purportedly objects to things (mostly photos, I presume) relating to him being peddled on eBay, and I personally fully support his reservations 150%.

 

So, how does "fans who constantly contact his agent, Melanie Parker ... looking after his interests" fit into the eBay formula???

 

Can you elaborate, please.

 

 

 


Emily 
10/27/05 at 07:09 PM

Comments:

I'm trying to backtrack to find the Wimbledon picture again. I found this site instead. It has pictures of an anti-war march in San Jose in 2003. Scroll down looking at the pics on the left column. You'll see the one I mean. Snort!!!!!!!!!!!!  I don't want to spoil the fun by posting the picture here ... let it be a surprise.

 

http://www.deepforest.org/2003-Feb-15%20San%20Jose.html


Claudia 
10/27/05 at 07:07 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi Mickie and welcome to our group!  Not only are we fun, but I find these people very educational too. 

 

 


SeverinaSnape 
10/27/05 at 07:07 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Don't know if these have been seen before...the woman with them is Phyllida Law - Emma Thompson's mother...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dee 
10/27/05 at 07:04 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Severina Snape & Sue - What in the world are you guys talking about?

Quote:
well-meaning *cough" fans who constantly contact his agent, Melanie Parker (his assistant), and studios via fax and whatever else tickles their fancy about all manner of things under the guise of "looking after his interests"...because he "appreciates it"...

Did we miss something important?

 

Rima's hair color -- Your descriptions sound like inventory in the produce department! Eggplant, ginger, beets... *snort*

 

I'm sooooo excited! I'm at my church's new internet cafe and just downloaded a bunch of Claudia's film clips with their high speed connection. Since I've got sloooooow dial up at home I've never been able to see them before. Squeeee! Now I'm going to sit here and watch Rasputin, In Demand, and Closetland for the first time!!


Emily 
10/27/05 at 07:03 PM

Comments:

Claudia, yeah they're sitting down. 

 

Shouldn't he be wearing a hat?  I hope he's got sunscreen on. Assuming the sun actually comes out during Wimbledon. All I ever seem to catch when I turn it on here are rain delays.


Mickie 
10/27/05 at 06:58 PM

Comments:

I love all the pictures and all too read.  It is really good for me to help learn more English.  I hoped to see Alan Rickman in Harry Potter next month.  Snape rulzz!


Claudia 
10/27/05 at 06:50 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh crap....they're sitting down so height isn't a factor!  Sorry!!!

 

 


Claudia #59214 
10/27/05 at 06:49 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Em, isn't the woman on his right a bit to tall to be Rima Horton? 

 

Gosh, if that's 2003...he hardly ages AT ALL!  LOL

 

Sue, I would never ever doubt you but how can you tell its a women's match? 

 

 

 


Emily 
10/27/05 at 06:45 PM

Comments:

Severina, that is definitely Rima. Her hair has been obviously colored in some reddish-purplish shade, at least for the past 5 years. Actually, what difference does it make what year it is? The point is, there's a picture we haven't seen before! 


SeverinaSnape 
10/27/05 at 06:42 PM

What is your location? London

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

Comments:

 

Thanks so much for the welcome back Claudia! By the time I think to post someone had always beat me to it!!!

 

 


SeverinaSnape 
10/27/05 at 06:40 PM

What is your location? London

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

Comments:

Emily -

 

If that is 2003 then that couldn't be Rima standing next to him with Magenta hair - she only started with the colour changes this year... and that looks like Magenta - she's only done 2 or 3 shades of ginger so far

 

 

?? <~scratching head LOL


Emily 
10/27/05 at 06:30 PM

Comments:

Duuuuhhhh...... It's 2003 Wimbledon.  There's an "03" on the image tag, which I didn't notice before.


Emily 
10/27/05 at 06:25 PM

Comments:

I dont think it could have been this year's Wimbledon, because he was in Spain or was it Germany? I remember the first "Perfume" publicity photo, the group shot with Dustin Hoffman, came out around the 4th of July, which was during Wimbledon.

 

The hair color looks like it's from within the past couple of years though. And isn't that Rima to his right? You can just see the eggplant/magenta hair.


sue 
10/27/05 at 06:23 PM

Comments:
Oh and it's a Ladies match!
Claudia 
10/27/05 at 06:21 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

emtee, HBO would be an excellent choice.  I know HBO is not available in other countries but they have close ties with BBC these days too.  Plus, DVDs are released relatively quickly now. 

 

 It has been a long time SeverinaSnape!  Glad to see you back with us. 

 

*still drooling over that magnificent profile* 


sue 
10/27/05 at 06:19 PM

Comments:
Hmm last week of June or first week of July!
Susan 
10/27/05 at 06:19 PM

What is your location? CO

Comments:
Severina Snape....hmmmm....you think? Me too.
Claudia #59150 
10/27/05 at 06:08 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  Ohhhh Emily--one of our "Search Mistresses" that can find anything!  LOL   (sorry had to use an icon *grin*)

 

He looks good in the new (at least to me) pic!  Hmmm, if the photographer isn't here, maybe one of our friends that has seen him lately might take a guess on when. 

 

Thanks again, Em! 

 

 


Bluebeatbabe 
10/27/05 at 05:52 PM

Comments:

Roxysue- HI!

 

Hope you met up with your family ok?

I had an escort of 4 Italian fans who travelled as far as Victoria with me.

 

Does anyone who went to Chelsea know if Melanie Parker was there. -There was a lady sat next to Rima and I kind of thought it might be her ? I wish I had said a few words to Rima and this other woman now. Ah well... another time perhaps!  There was really no time to chat after Alan entered with entourage- he did give a wave , quite a cheeky little wave to someone on the left side of the theatre... obviously someone he knew... it may even have been an ardent fan ? Anyone know or remember ?


SeverinaSnape 
10/27/05 at 05:49 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Hi Ladies! Long time no see!

 

Susan - Re eBay:

 

This is bound to be tempest in the proverbial teapot: But do I actually think Alan's strong feelings about eBay may have a bit to do with *cough* well-meaning *cough" fans who constantly contact his agent, Melanie Parker (his assistant), and studios via fax and whatever else tickles their fancy about all manner of things under the guise of "looking after his interests"...because he "appreciates it"...

 

The man can surely afford a lawyer or a few to look after his interests without fans winding him up and making it really hard on those of us who would never do anything to profit!


Emily 
10/27/05 at 05:48 PM

Comments:

Alan at Wimbledon, I think. I'm not sure where this photo came from or what year. Maybe the person who took it can tell us.

 


emtee 
10/27/05 at 05:35 PM

What is your location? US

Comments:

Claudia wrote:

As bad as I want to see this play, if this issue can't be worked out to everyone's complete satisfaction, I'd rather they scrap the idea totally.  Just put it on film as he mentioned and make it available for everyone. 

 

Hmm, perhaps HBO?  They don't shy away from strong projects and do an exceptional job with them.   I'd imagine AR has quite a relationship with them between Rasputin and Something the Lord Made.


Carly Lynda 
10/27/05 at 02:24 PM

What is your location? MONTREAL, Canada

Comments:

To Sue and Elaine:

 

Merci beaucoup for your lumières, my Dears!

 

I will go to bed less stupid this evening!

 

And now, I give you ...

 

The *ULTIMATE* Rickman look ...

 

 

 


sue 
10/27/05 at 01:16 PM

Comments:

luvvy noun {C} (ALSO luvvie) HUMOROUS an actor or actress who speaks and acts in a very artificial and noticeable way

It is used in a slightly derogatory way usually, the sort of person who might cry when they get an award LOL

Lord Attenborough (Dickie) is always used as an example  because he is always supposed to say "Luvvie, Darling". However I read an interview with him and he admits to using Darling a lot because he cannot remember people's names but denies Luvvie.

Luvvie also used to be used a lot by the more working class sort of  Eastend woman eg the cleaning lady saying "Alright luvvie?"


Elaine 
10/27/05 at 12:50 PM

Comments:

Difficult to describe what luvvy means here. It's used to describe the kind of actor who went to Rada or similar and who is, well, over the top. I guess. Anybody like to add something?

 

I think AR will go to the NY prem of GOF - you lucky people! If they were hoping to film "Nobel Son" in 31 days, a lot of that has gone already and the prem is over 2 weeks away, so I'm crossing my fingers for you guys!


Laura 
10/27/05 at 12:50 PM

Comments:
58600!
Carly Lynda 
10/27/05 at 12:43 PM

What is your location? MONTREAL, Canada

Comments:

To Sue and Alanfan:

 

Thanks a bunch for teaching me a new word today of the British lingo:  "Pantomime" or "Panto".

 

I do, however, require another clarification:  I am under the distinct impression that the word "luvvy", so often attributed to Alan, does *NOT* have the exact same British connotation as its American counterpart.  Can someone please enlighten me on the "true" British meaning of this word as well ...

 

To Claudia:

 

The "safety" issue of bringing MNiRC to the States was a *HUGE* concern of mine, for reasons I already related to you in private.

 

I am just happy to hear that Alan, being the person of *GREAT* intelligence and integrity that He is, publicly divulged His concern in this regard as well.

 

I, too, would much rather prefer that Alan *NOT* ship MNiRC abroad due to the "safety" factor alone, even if it means that we, His most loyal Rickman Subjects, must be deprived of His presence and brilliant play.

 

As for that Lion King picture (a favorite of mine!), well, that is just ... "incendiary"!

 

That mussed-up hair of His is just ... divinely delicious!!!

 

 


Elaine 
10/27/05 at 12:12 PM

Comments:

Sue, sorry I missed your post about Sir Ian McK. It must have been in my sub-conscious all along! I don't know, what with him appearing on Corrie too (was it Corrie or the very dreadful Eastenders?) he's really showing that he cannot be called a "luvvy" anymore.

 

Bluebeatabe and Roxysue - I'm sorry we did not meet up either. I  had no chance to mail you. Let's hope there will be another occasion! Hey, perhaps at that fantasy panto!

 

I've been wooed back to M & S. They went through an awful phase where their clothes were really over priced and frankly fuddy duddy. The sort of place Mrs Bucket would shop! Now they are getting more trendy and some things are very reasonable (but not all). I don't think their underwear is half as good as it used to be, though. We did buy Jamie's "interview" suit there earlier this year and the quality was top! One thing they have always been famous for is the after sales service. You could always change anything with no quibbling (as they never had fitting rooms for a long time) and it's still the same.

 

  Frankenstein's Bride(reminds me, must colour my hair) 


Susan 
10/27/05 at 12:10 PM

What is your location? CO

Comments:
Thanks to all who posted their Chelsea reports. It was wonderful to read them, and for you to share them with us.

Warning....I'm sick, my daughter is sick. I'm grumpy, and I shouldn't be posting this. But I'm going to, because it's driving me crazy! I do understand why AR is down on EBAY. It would be maddening to pose for a picture and then see it for sale the next day. But what about when someone makes money off the work of someone else? I don't get why some are still defending a photographer who posted here. Yes, he sells his own wares, but he also has pictures up for sale that he had nothing to do with. He is making money on a picture he didn't take. And when an alert regular here pointed that out to the rest of us, someone thought she owed this person an apology!

I bring this up because there are so many times on this board where a poster will give us an "ebay alert" about something that really shouldn't be sold. I remember there was a tape of "Private Lives" for sale awhile ago that created a big stink. Isn't that basically the same thing? I'm really not trying to start something here, but I need to understand why the double standard on what's ok to peddle on ebay and what's not.

Claudia, if I'm out of line, please forgive me! And delete if you need to.
Hikity 
10/27/05 at 11:52 AM

What is your location? still sunny

Comments:
Dee, I am sorry, I forgot to say thankyou for the hilarious painting (and yes: bring a friend!). It made my day - utterly in fact
Bluebeatbabe 
10/27/05 at 11:48 AM

Comments:

Sue- thanks for the reminder re. Social Housing...I misread my hastily written notes! I wanted to tell that girl to read the BFI Synopsis on Coronation Street- yes, I did an in-depth study once on a Popular Culture Course and we discussed Social Housing...I think Alan tried his best with the question and was moreorless right in his assumptions!

CarlyLynda- 'My hairs a mess!.. I nearly burst out laughing and should have said  'It might be, when I've run my fingers through it ! Actually, he looked fine but I kind of understood what he meant.

He looked a little tired to me and I am not suprised as his schedule has been so hectic this year and he was going off to Shoot or discuss further 'Nobel Son'.

I do think it is sad that Alan feels he has to protect himself in this way- I think if Chelsea had said, at the beginning - Right ok, one photo before the interview began and people would have been happy with that. I do understand his vulnerability however and it must get very difficult for him at times.

 

Anyway, he is a very warm person and I have the utmost respect for him- I hope someone reads this board and tells him just that!.

 

Elaine- Sorry, I missed you but you were there somewhere !


Claudia #58509 
10/27/05 at 11:46 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Let's GO FOR it, Hikity!!!!  I would love to see 80K by next Monday but 60 will be acceptable.  *grin*

 

 


Hikity 
10/27/05 at 11:41 AM

Comments:

58499

do we manage a 60,000 or not, that is the question? 


Vicki 
10/27/05 at 11:32 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Thank you to Gissing's Girl, Sue, Alanfan for your excellent explanations of council housing.  See there is a higher purpose for visiting this GB....it's educational!  I must also put Marks & Spencer of my list of "must sees" if I ever do make it back across the pond. 

 

Alba - that was a unique perspective that your friend provided.  Very interesting.  I suppose when you are in your own country, you feel that you are "home".  These invasions of privacy feel a bit more intrusive because at home you feel you should be able to relax and be yourself and go about your personal business (shopping for organic bananas, for example) without feeling on display or that your photo will be taken at any moment.  When away from home, you do have a tendency to adopt a persona for for lack of a better phrase, wear a mask for the outside world to see.  It makes a lot of sense. 

 

Claudia - there you go, teasing us with that sexy lion king photo again.  G-r-r-r-r-r-r-a-h!  The man looks fantastic!

 

Lucy - 

Quote:
That painting manip should be labeled: You. My pool. 10:00.
  LOL!....I have only one thing to add to that label:  "..and.....bring a friend!" 

 

Dee - good luck in obtaining your passport...I know you are anxious to have it "stamped". 
 


Marlina 
10/27/05 at 10:34 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

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

Comments:

Wow.. i see there were some misunderstanding here But i'm glad it's over. It's why i really love this place! We can all argue about stuff but in the end we still can understand each other RICKMANIA PEACE FOREVER! 

 

Thank you all for the awesome report from the Chelsea Talk  Sheena, Roxysue, Bluebeatbabe and Gissing's Girl who i forgot to mention in my last post. Thank you once again for RickiNicki, Sue and RedTango (your site's hilarious!)

I can't wait to read your transcript Elaine!

 

Annick~ Thank you for the pics

 

Dee~ Another Artwork i see It's very nice and beautiful as always. Love it!

 

Claudia~ That Alan as "Lion King" picture always make me smile broadly

 

Oh! And i manage to finally saw "The Girl in the Cafe" a couple of days back. It's a very exciting movie i could say.. Everytime the girl speak with the counsellor always make me cringe! And when she click her finger! oh God! i wished i could just vanish on the spot! But, too bad the ending is not very nice.. There's no explanation whether He will be with her or not.. (like Alan story in Love Actually) 

Er.. I imagine Alan Rickman play the part instead of Bill. Eiiitt! Don't throw anything yet! Let me explain! Let me explain! I really like Bill but not as much as i like Alan and i never can imagine Bill do the bed scene (he's too skinny and strangely look way much older than Alan) Sorry!

 

To Someone who mention Alan riding a Vespa!~ You make me fall from my chair because laughing too hard! I used to ride one with my relatives when i was like 5 years old and it's amusing to imagine Alan riding one!

 

Oh! So Alan won't be at London HP premiere! Phew! I participate in this HBOasia quiz where the winner could go to the HP premiere at London and now I know that i will not cry myself off if i don't win it because there's no point to go to the premiere without him.

 

Okay, i'm off to study for tomorrow Sociology exam now..

Alan is 58,404! I guess he'll reach 60,000 by the end of October  

 

RICKMANIA WITH ALAN! hehe.. the slang exclamation from GOD WITH KING RICHARD

 

 

 

 


Claudia #58398 
10/27/05 at 10:22 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Now that the dust seems to have settled and I can finally take a deep breath, I want to comment on the brilliant person that drew AR out about MNiRC coming across the pond! 

 

From the first announcement of his involvement in this play, I have feared exactly what he spoke about. Some of the blogs and message boards on the subject were just filled with people making wild assumptions and spitting their venom on anyone connected.  At the time, although I had hopes he would bring it over here, my fears were for the safety of cast and crew even in London but thank God nothing has happened and it seems to have been accepted for what the play was meant to be.

 

However, the US is a different story altogether, I'm very sad to say.  I'm hopeful that something can be worked out to guarantee the safety of cast and crew (whether or not AR will come with it or not) if they venture to come over here.  As bad as I want to see this play, if this issue can't be worked out to everyone's complete satisfaction, I'd rather they scrap the idea totally.  Just put it on film as he mentioned and make it available for everyone

 

 


annick 
10/27/05 at 08:39 AM

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Claudia 
10/27/05 at 08:31 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I ordered my copy of Shakespeare Essentials from British Library Online Bookshop.  I haven't heard anything yet although they charged my card $27.74 (approx £15.50) when I first ordered it.  I didn't mind the "pre-charge"    because it was a pre-order but...when its released...I expect my order!  Hope to hear from them soon. 

 

 

 


Laurie 
10/27/05 at 08:26 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Wow Dee, $200.00 more for expediting the passport? I think when I applied in was $100.00 (or close to that).  That still was a lot of extra money but I already had my plane tickets and accomodations set and I was so afraid the passport wouldn't come in time.

 

Love your artwork! Makes you just want to be one of those nymphs in the water, doesn't it?


Claudia #58251 
10/27/05 at 08:25 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

The new ARt is fabulous, Dee!  I agree with Lucy on the name for it though. 

 

Don't sweat it Elaine....you're better off, I'm sure! 

 

Thank you for the explanations Gissing's Girl, Alba, Sue, Alanfan, Barbara, and Hikity.    AR never fails us in putting things out there for everyone to learn about. 

 

The Vogue shoot from last year had everyone dressed up in panto.  I'm sure everyone remembers this manly Lion King!

 

 

 

And this wonderful one of Big Bad Wolf Bill Nighy that Sheena sent me right after the issue was published. 

 

 

As for Marks & Spencer.  That is a must on my list of places to visit when I come over.  They have the most wonderful Royal Jelly products (smells wonderful....)!  I could not believe it when I went to their site to order some...they don't have international accomodations!  *drat*!

 

Sue, slink yourself right back in here, young lady!  LOL  Yall, please don't fret about the freakish nature the book tends to display every now and then.  Its never been anything that couldn't be fixed! 

 

Sue, I envy you BIGTIME on the tickets to see Sir Ian McK!  I read about that a while back and I think it is going to be a lot of fun to see. 

 

Annick, thanks so much for the MTV video with Danial Radcliffe!  A 60' free fall....I think ole Dan is right...it is insane!  LOL

 

Roxysue, please don't let that be your last word on Chelsea.  If you think of anything else...."inquiring minds want to know"! 

 

Alba, how fascinating your actor friend's feelings on the subject.  It really does make sense, doesn't it?  Actually after thinking about it, maybe there is some substance to that for AR as well.  I think back to how animated and accomodating he was at Bowness and other places. But then you have events like the NFT where he was in a hurry to leave and now Chelsea where he seemed uncomfortable.  Oh well...just my thoughts on the subject. 

 

 


sue 
10/27/05 at 08:01 AM

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Just got an email that my Shakespeare cd has been despatched today by BookFellas, so hopefully will arrive by SaturdayTotal cost including P&P is £12.08 which is less than they originally listed (Sorry, I love a bargain)
Elaine 
10/27/05 at 07:52 AM

Comments:

Hickity, thank you for that info on pantomime. That's really interesting. And of course, for an idea of what AR would have been like, watch AABA. "Peter Pan" is a classic! There has been a renewed interest in panto by very respected actors lately when it used to be the sole domain of comedians and soap stars trying to kick start their career. Am I wrong in thinking that Sir Ian McKellan appeared in one last year? It would be great to see AR in one, even if it was a "one off" charity performance. Can you imagine the stampede for tickets for that? Perhaps a return to Captain Hook?

 

You know, AR does not always come over well in interviews and things where he has to be himself (IMHO). I'm wondering whether he is basically a shy person and uses his acting talent to become that person he is portraying. We then never really know what he is like as a person, and why should we? Sorry, this has not come over too well but you get the gist....don't you? Alba, I was interested in your friend's take on it. I can understand that. I went to school with an actor occasionally seen on TV and in film. I'm hoping to meet up with him with some of our old school friends and I will ask him the same question!

 

And as for appearance at the NY prem, you've probably got a better chance than we have. He can always use the time to have talks about talking MNiRC to Broadway.. Perhaps that what he is planning??? (BTW, I think it was really sweet of him to be considering Megan's safetly over there. He must be a great person to call friend!)


SARF 
10/27/05 at 06:35 AM

What is your location? NZ

Comments:

Belated message to Satai Delenn -

 

Yep, I'm the same SARF. I've been posting here since the beginning.


Julie 
10/27/05 at 06:06 AM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

 Hi-I'm trying to catch up and read the last three pages again.  Always playing catch-up it seems.

 

for Dee- I applied for my passport this summer. (I'm from Michigan, so we're practically neighbors in the scheme of things.) They warned me the process would take 6-8 weeks, too.  I had it in my hand in 3 weeks, and I didn't pay any extra fees.  Of course this was before the hurricanes, but I'm sure it's been sent somewhere capable of processing it.  Are you planning a trip to London?  I bought my plane tickets yesterday. My daughter, Mom, Dad and I are going next March.  We're still looking for a place to stay, and have found a couple bed and breakfasts that look nice. (and affordable.) NWA had some really good deals.  Take care, Julie

 


Hikity 
10/27/05 at 05:37 AM

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Roxysue, is it the Watermill Propeller Production, Newbury?? I've seen them at Shakespeare's Globe in Neuss in summer - hilarious! And Wild thyme Productions, London, too - great performances..

Have to go now


Hikity 
10/27/05 at 05:32 AM

What is your location? sunny today, wow

Comments:

 

Very interesting postes her Alanfan and Sue, thank you. As I like to go into details (partly due to my studies), I would like to add that the pantomime can be traced back to the Restoration Period (1660-1700; Charles II who reopened the theatres after Interregnum) and has nothing to do with our (German) Pantomime,which is a silent play conveying the plot through facial expressions and body lanaguage. Here is part of what I found on Wikipedia:

In Restoration England, a pantomime was a low form of opera, rather like the Commedia dell'arte but without Harlequin developed (rather like the French Vaudeville). In 1717, John Rich introduced Harlequin to the British stage under the name of "Lun" (for "lunatic") and began performing wildly popular pantomimes. These pantomimes gradually became more topical and comic, often involving as many special theatrical effects as possible. Colley Cibber and his colleagues competed with Rich and produced their own pantomimes, and pantomime was a substantial (if decried) subgenre in Augustan drama.

This had virtually died out by the end of the 19th century. What remains of British, pantomime (or panto) is a non-silent form of theatre, incorporating song, dance, buffoonery, and satire, traditionally performed at Christmas, with audiences consisting mainly of children.

And here from WDR, for all Germans who are interested: http://www.wissen.swr.de/sf/php/02_sen01.php?sendung=6496

 

Sorry for the length, forgive me, I was just carried away. Love that (social) history stuff...

CY, C

Cheers

Hikity


Roxysue 
10/27/05 at 04:59 AM

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Chevelle : I don't know about the NY GoF premiere I'm afraid . Alan definitely said he won't be at the London one.

      Reading the other posts, positively my last comment about Chelsea, was that I don't think Alan was in a bad mood, just that he found the situation extremely uncomfortable and he probably felt like he was sitting in a goldfish bowl !

       Afterwards, he was very charming and smiled alot. I found him very easy to talk to and in fact we talked alot about my local theatre, The Watermill, which is in danger of closure. He said he had a friend appearing in a play there at present.

          Yes, it WAS funny about his hair.! I said that mine was in a state too, it was VERY blustery in London that day. Finally, yes the crowd of them did walk away and we saw them turn the corner and walk up the next street. I wouldn't have been surprised if they were heading for a restaurant.


Barbara 
10/27/05 at 04:10 AM

What is your location? New Zealand

Comments:

Good explanation about panto, Sue. I think I mentioned last year when Ian McKellen was at the Old Vic that I think he and Alan would make terrific Ugly Sisters in Cinderella. Pity the traditional panto didn't travel to the "colonies" like cricket.


Alanfan 
10/27/05 at 04:06 AM

What is your location? E.Yorkshire

Comments:

We are both of the same mind Sue.


Alanfan 
10/27/05 at 04:04 AM

What is your location? E. Yorkshire

Comments:

Vicky, M&S stands for Marks and Spencer, as the others have said its a big clothes and food store in most city High Streets.

 

Carly-Lynda, Panto is short for Pantomime. It's a Christmas tradition here in the UK where most city theatres have a Panto. They take a fairy story Cinderella, Puss in Boots etc and bastardise it, they put in modern songs, jokes that fit in with the area that they are in or political ones and they use actors in the various roles. I have never been to one but I have taken part in  local ones when I as younger much younger.

 

Going back to Council houses, and thanks to Maggie Thatcher there are not many of those left. As she decided it would be a good idea to sell the off to the people who lived in them. Nothing has been built to replace them and consequently there is now no cheap housing for the less well off. Alan lived in one of these as a child. Remember his father died when he was 8. His mother had 4 children to bring up, money would be scarce. I can understand he didn't know about food till he went to Chelsea. When his father died the UK was still under rationing due to the war, sweets was the last thing to come off and I can't remember the year now. He grew up in difficult circumstances. He has done well with his life. All power to him.

Here endeth the lesson in social history.


sue 
10/27/05 at 03:59 AM

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Yesterday I made a giant link and today I italicise the whole page!! That's it! I resign!

I took so long composing my spiel that it looks like everybody else beat me to the answers anyway!!

*Slinks off*


sue 
10/27/05 at 03:56 AM

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Brief explanation time:

M&S stands for Marks & Spencer, our biggest and most famous shopping and food  chain. At one time about 90% of women in the UK would be wearing Marks' knickers!LOL They also sell lovely food and sarnies (sandwiches). Have been on the slide financially recently but things are perking up this year with a better range of clothes.

 

Council housing is houses owned by the local council and rented out to people who can't afford to buy. Mrs. Thatcher launched the "right to buy" policy to allow tenants to purchase these properties after thay had been living there a few years. This was all very fine and dandy for the the tenants who got them at discount and then after a couple of years sold them on the open market at a nice profit BUT of course led to a shortage of properties for other people in need. It is particularly hard for young people in rural villages (which traditionally always had a row of council houses) to get on the property ladder at all now and many have to move away to larger towns to get any chance of a place.

 

Panto is short for Pantomine a traditional style of entertainment at theatres around Christmas time suitable for all the family. There are set plays that are rewritten regularly to include all sorts of current references etc. Aladdin, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Dick Whittington, Jack and the Beanstalk are all part of the pantomine tradition. Panto is very weird as it has some very odd castings. The leading man eg Dick Whittington is always played by a young woman. There is always a Dame ie a comic elderly woman who plays a fairy godmother, aunt, mother, washerwoman etc. This role is always played by a man dressed in a highly lurid costume. There is often an animal of some sort  eg horse or cow (in Jack and the Beanstalk) played by two people in costume! I have had the great honour of being the back end of the cow in a PTA version of Jack and the Beanstalk, it was perhaps my greatest performance and I have never returned to the stage since as I doubt that I could top it!

Panto has stock phrases too to enable audience participation eg It's Behind You and "Oh no he isn't!" "Oh yes He is" (Believe me you have to be there LOL)

Nowadays Panto tends to contain a lot of "stars" off the soaps who want to do a bit of stage work but it used to be done more by repertory comapnies of which Alan was a member.

I have tickets to see Aladdin this Christmas at The Old Vic with Ian McKellan as the dame!

Anyone foolish enough to want to find out more about this peculiarly British institution could try THIS

page.

 

Returning to the subject of the Chelsea talk (dare I?) I would like to say that I don't think he was in that much of a bad mood. He just seems the sort of guy who plays his cards very close to his chest, likes to give any question a great deal of thought and then answer what he wants to say without giving much away. I don't think he particularly enjoys these events but he did look back at the end whilst going out and call out "Bye!" which was sweet!!LOL


annick 
10/27/05 at 03:45 AM

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annick 
10/27/05 at 03:40 AM

What is your location? france

Comments:

Nouvelle Vidéo

une Nouvelle Vidéo de La Coupe de Feu
A télécharger ICI!
on Y Voit Harry qui Apprend que la première
tâche sera de combattre un dragon , et c'est...
Chaud on va dire!

http://www.imperium.fr.tc/


Alba 
10/27/05 at 03:21 AM

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G's Girl beat me to the answer. They closed all the M&S stores here...I SO miss the supermarket!

I have a friend who is a pretty well-known actor (but not a mega star). He says it's weird, but when he's 'at home' he feels like the fan scene is an invasion into his everyday life, but when he's elsewhere it doesn't seem like as much of a hassle. He understands it's not fair and can't really explain it, but that's the way it is. He likens it to doing things when you're a tourist on holiday that you would NEVER do at home.

Maybe you've got to catch AR outside of London!
Gissing's Girl 
10/27/05 at 03:08 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Vicki, a council house is housing, flats, houses etc that are provided by the local council for people who can't or won't afford to buy their own houses. M&S is a much loved British institution, a clothing store that also sells food that mostly is to die for. Their current slogan is "it's not just food, it's M&S food". If ever you're in England make it your first stop. there are stores in most towns.


Vicki 
10/27/05 at 02:00 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Wow, it's really nice to be able to read so many first hand reports.  Even though a lot of the information is the same, you really get a different perspective with each one (though a couple of them on other GBs were a little bizarre....ahem, I'll say no more than that).  So thank you to all who contributed here and thank you also to those who posted links to other reports. 

 

I really must agree with Alfan, BlueBeatBabe, and Elaine about AR's mood.  If you think about it, AR has been working nonstop the entire year.  He went from filming HP to working on MNiRC to Snowcake to Perfume, then back to restaging MNiRC, several "talks" and now off to film Noble Son.  In addition to all the work, his popularity has soared since appearing in the HP films, not that he wasn't wildly popular among his loyal fans....but he has been introduced to a much wider audience through HP and the newer fans have been smitten with AR fever also.  So he is getting a lot more attention than he probably ever has before.  I'm just speculating here, but he probably isn't real happy that he worked so hard to lose weight several months ago and now the pudge has returned with a vengeance.  We most all can probably relate to that.  So, combine that with feeling tired, and knowing that you have an exhausting 11 hour flight ahead of you.....I can certainly understand why he just wasn't in the mood to have his picture taken.  I do feel sorry for the fans.  But, true fans will understand and should at least take comfort in the fact that they are among the privileged few who have seen and spoken with him in person. 

 

Now I will show my ignorance:  What is a council house?  Is that like public assistance housing?...or is it something else?  Also what does M & S stand for?


Elaine 
10/27/05 at 12:42 AM

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Just another thought about AR's mood, which backs up what eveyone else says really. He has been really busy this past year. From doing very little a year or so ago, he is now on his 4th film. Great news for us, of course but with his involvment with MNiRC, too, and all his other pies in which he dips his finger, he's probably gagging for some free time away from the "sleb" bit. Most of us cope with working full time and running families but we don't have to put up with the constant adoration from fans and the knowledge that you are on show all the time - hence "shopping" pics ending up on ebay, which is what he's probably most miffed at.

 

Must get back to bed......working tonight.....


Elaine 
10/27/05 at 12:31 AM

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Alfan, I think you are right. I'm not sure that he was in an AWFUL mood, but just very tired and regretting that he agreed to the interview in the first place. But at least he did not let us down.Perhaps there has been a couple of ebay pics that he was not happy about. There is that guy who occasionally puts up "personally taken" photos (not Keith) which are not always that flattering. And for once, he could be very self conscious about how he looks at present, although the pudge is only noticeable when he sits down. (Suck it in dear!)

 

Bluebeatbabe, thank you for your report - and the report of the little meeting you had with him. Did he go off on foot? That messy hair comment might be a clue to the way he was feeling about pics. We tend to forget, seeing so many pics of him, that he might just like "nice" pics of himself. I know I hate being photographed for that reason.

 

Thanks, too, to those who have mailed me. I've just been banned from a group for doing something or other, I don't know what. I don't mind  because it's saved me a job as I was going to leave ayway. I've not visited the group in question since I stopped posting there over a year ago, although the owner thinks otherwise. (Yahoo groups are a pain to log into!) Don't need to because I have found that I have much more fun here and get all the info I want from this very friendly group because we all share willingly. I hope she will delete all the remaining stuff I put on her archives - yes, transcripts and suchlike. And note, that I have not mentioned anybody by name in this post, or previous ones, so perhaps there are some lurkers who should note that before they start threatening legalities. I apologise if I have written anything out of turn. I only make comments on what I read.

 

So, back to normality. (Sorry Claudia, 'nuff said now!)

 

 


Lucy 
10/26/05 at 11:44 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Dee: That painting manip should be labelled: You. My pool. 10:00.

I love it!  SQUEE!

Carly Lynda 
10/26/05 at 11:12 PM

What is your location? MONTREAL, Canada

Comments:

Quote:
Bluebeatbabe wrote:-

 

... I asked him 'May I take a Photo. He replied NO..OOOO, NO pictures too may are ending up on EBAY. to which I replied that this would NEVER be on EBAY.. he then said 'My hair's a mess!' WHAT ? anyway , I respected his request

 

Awwwwwwwwww!  His "hair is a mess!" ... that is so endearing!

 

And excuse my ignorance but what or where is the "Panto", when Alan talks about today's kids not being "grounded at the Panto"???

 

Thanks, Bluebeatbabe, for your kind report.


CatsPlay 
10/26/05 at 10:41 PM

Comments:

Lucy

 

Thank you for much for explaining about "Teh" and SQUEEEEEEEEE!


Dee 
10/26/05 at 10:40 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

CatsPlay - *blushes* Thanks! If you're ever really bored, you (and other newbies) are welcome to check out my past Famous Painting ARt wallpapers at:

 

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


Lucy 
10/26/05 at 10:30 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Catsplay, "squee" and "teh" are Netspeak.  "Teh" is a deliberate misspelling of "The."   It's a "universal determiner," so to speak," used like "el" in Spanish, for instance.  If something is "teh," if means it is the definitive example of a thing.  Like "teh hands" means there's no other hands that are as great as they are.

"Squee" is a term used to express pleasure and excitement about something.  It's like "Hooray" or "Yay," except with more emotion. I think it is supposed to be the sound one makes when one squeals.  Any number of e's can be added to the end of "squee."  It's kind of like adding multiple exclamation points at the end of a sentence.

The word can be a verb: you can "squee" something, and when you do, your post is "squeeage," which is the noun form of the word.

Hope I haven't been too boring or pedantic here.

*runs away*


CatsPlay 
10/26/05 at 10:19 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Dee,

 

Your artwork is absolutely fantastic.  SO well done, and creative.  Bravo!


Chevelle 
10/26/05 at 10:17 PM

What is your location? NY

Comments:

(roxysue (and everyone else), do you think this means he won't be at the NY GoF premiere either??)

I'm curious too! I had plans on attending.

 


Satai Delenn 
10/26/05 at 10:14 PM

What is your location? USA

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://home.comcast.net/~sataidelenn/wsb/html/view.cgi-home.html-.html

Comments:

Quote:
Claudia #57581  
Today at 07:45 PM

What is your location?
GA

Comments:

Satai Delenn, I haven't forgotten you on the interview.  I will look in my archives as soon as I get a free minute.

 

Ok. Thank you! I appreciate your continued efforts! And for those that have gotten to meet him AND talk to him?! WOW! I SOOOOOOO envy you all! I would just DIE to meet him! Of course.... I'd probably be a blithering idiotic moron, but what else would be new?

 

Oh, and just in case anyone is interested, I've posted my website link. It's just a free Comcast space, so it's not much, but I've tried to make it into something good with what little space I have to work with there.


Dee 
10/26/05 at 10:10 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

It's time for a new Famous Painting ARt!

 

James Williams Waterhouse was a bit of a nymph-o-maniac and ethereal fem-fatales graced many of his works. He made a good living as an artist but, for some unknown reason, painted many of his masterpieces on cheap, crooked and damaged canvases. Also, known as a terrible procrastinator, Waterhouse would add layers of thick paint, hardly waiting for them to dry between coats, and rushing wet paintings to exhibitions. That’s why many of his works have such a cracked appearance today.

 

  

One of his most well known paintings is “Hylas and the Nymphs” (otherwise known as “What, all of you at once?!”). In this Greek myth, Hylas was the arms bearer and lover of Hercules during the legendary adventures of the Argonauts. Hylas went ashore at Mysia to fetch water and was lured away by a flock of love-starved nymphs. A heartbroken Hercules searched for his lover in vain, but it seems that Hylas preferred a handful of wet nymphs to a burly demigod.

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


kathy 
10/26/05 at 09:55 PM

What is your location? arkansas

Comments:

Bluebeatbabe----THANKYOU SO MUCH for the wonderful report on the Chelsea interview.  Don't worry about pictures, I'll just use my imagination.  I loved every minute of the report!!!

 

Everyone else who reported, thanks so much also--sometimes imagination is better than pictures anyway!


CatsPlay 
10/26/05 at 09:06 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

OK, call me a dork, but I must ask, because my inquiring mind wants to know........I have seen these two terms used incessantly in AR discussions......and am interested in their origin and proper usage!

 

1) Squeeeeeeeeee! -- Is this some Alan related reference that I haven't learned yet because I haven't watched a certain movie?  Or simply an expression of gleeful joy about anything Alan related?


 

2) "Teh" pudge, "Teh hands", "Teh man", etc -- Um, I understand the pudge part, but what's up with the "Teh" stuff?  At first I just assumed people couldn't spell, but it's obvious there's some inside info I'm missing.

 

Help me out folks!

 

ps.  I have to say that I spent a hilarious 2 hours the other night reading through the various installments at http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=serpenatrix .  The 19 part anthology of the hands and lots more.  There is so much stuff out there on AR, no wonder we are addicted, but this stuff was utterly priceless and totally hilarious.  Well done!

 

Also, the Dogma website has a lot of hidden Alan tidbits, especially in the diary by Kevin Smith, and some pics in the images section, too.

 

http://www.dogma-movie.com/

 


Dee 
10/26/05 at 08:08 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

roxysue - wOw! You had a slightly different "view" of the talk - sitting near Rima and an AR meeting outside. Thanks for sharing!

 

Bluebeatbabe - His hair's a mess? No photos because his friggin hair was a mess??!! He was kidding, right? Why in the world is he so paranoid about eBay? We all know there are pirates on eBay with rip-off schemes, but fans-in-the-know are usually too smart to be fooled. Could it be that AR doesn't really understand how "the beast"  (eBay) works, or do you suppose there's more to it?

 

Anyway...so...what did teh hand feeeeeeel like?

 

Hikity - *sends hug*

 

Laurie - I applied for my passport today. They explained about "expediting" the application to get it faster, but it would have been $200! Too much for me! But I hope I don't regret passing it up --they said the forms go thru New Orleans! egads! Are their post offices even up and running yet!!??

 

Claudia - And here I thought you were a full blooded Georgian! Gee...why won't they let you cross the state lines? Are you wanted for something?

 

I'm off now to read Sheena's report.


Claudia #57581 
10/26/05 at 07:45 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Satai Delenn, I haven't forgotten you on the interview.  I will look in my archives as soon as I get a free minute. 

 

 


Claudia #57551 
10/26/05 at 07:24 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Believe it or not....I started this post an hour ago!  LOL

 

 See?  We learn something new with each and every report we read!  Thanks so much for sharing Bluebeatbabe!  I'm so glad to hear the Italian fans were able to at least get some autographs.  AND...how fabulous was it for you???  It sounds like you talked to him just like he was a regular person and I think that's a feat in itself! 

 

Here's another report that was emailed to me from 

 

The Alan Rickman Appreciation Society  (about half way down the page) 

 

I've had several questions about what my suspicions are as to why he was in a bad mood.  I think there is a combination of reasons one of which I think he's got to many "pots on to boil" right now.  I think he is waayyyyy overbooked on things and when that happens....you just go from "appointment" to "appointment" only giving what you just have to give because you have to save energy for the next.  There are other reasons in my mind as well but those might need to stay private. 

 

Ohhhh in the mood he was in.....I shudder at the thought of someone bringing up Snape, Sue!   So glad no one did!  LOL 

 

No harm taken at all, Alfan. 

 

 


Alfan 
10/26/05 at 07:01 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

if i were doing as much as he is doing, as much as he was doing and all that he has to do, id look tired too. Oh, and my previous post, i  meant no harm.


Laurie 
10/26/05 at 06:58 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thanks Bluebeatbabe for your report.  You ladies are all so wonderful to share your stories . Elaine, can't wait to read yours!


Dee 
10/26/05 at 06:57 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Lauren - After he has a philly steak sandwich, he could come to Indiana for some sugar cream pie!

 

Sue - Thanks for the description of "mod". I was confused too!. Must have been a UK term.

 

Man...so much posted today it will take me half the night to catch up! To quote Arnold, "I'll be back."


sue 
10/26/05 at 06:57 PM

Comments:

Bluebeatbabe, thanks for your report.

If I could just correct you on the subject of that weird  question that girl asked that none of us could understand, it was Social Housing and he didn't know what she meant and then realised she meant "Council houses? I lived in one of those!"

You always seem to get one weird questioner at these "do's" LOL At least there were no Snape questions anyway, I think that might have really set him off!!


Satai Delenn 
10/26/05 at 06:37 PM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

Quote:

Sabine  
10/19/05 at 06:40 AM

What is your location?
GA

Comments:

Delenn: if you're talking about the name "Sabine", that's actually my own name.  :-)  So, there's a story out there with a character named Sabine?  Interesting...  :-)

 

Ah, I see. Yes. There is a WONDERFUL story out on Ashwinder called "A Dish Served Cold". FABULOUS! And there is a character named Sabine (she's a smart, crafty woman who is a Slytherin). The story is a Marriage Law Challenge fic, but it is just the best one out there! The character of Sabine winds up married to Albus. Don't worry, she's around his age, lol. If you want to read it, it's on Ashwinder.

 

Sorry I haven't been here in a while. I have been ATTEMPTING to study (unsuccessfully) for mid-terms. I have one left that I have to take tomorrow, and what am I doing? Hanging out online instead of studying. Sheesh.

 

Oh, Claudia. Have you by any chance been able to locate that "Mr. Potter. Our New Celebrity" interview? I'm also looking for either a soundclip or videoclip of the "Bewitch the Mind, Ensnare the Senses" speech. Someone posted one, but it wasn't the whole thing and I was left VERY frustrated as I could just listen to that voice recite that speech FOREVER! lol.

 

Hey SARF.... Are you the same SARF from S.W.A.R.F.? If so..... HI!!!!! If not..... oh well, nice to meet you! lol.

 

So, slightly off-topic, and I apologize, but I just HAVE to ask..... Did anyone here stay up until 2:00am CST (Central Standard Time) to finish watching the White Sox KILL the Astros?! Lol. GO WHITE SOX! If they win tonight it will be a sweep and I will be ECSTATIC!!!!!!!


Alfan 
10/26/05 at 06:26 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

I can tell you that i have a nice size " pudge" and i sure in the hell dont like my picture taken if i can help it. Maybe he is just a little self-concious at that time. a little irritable and just didnt feel up to par but couldnt cancel again. Sounds like he just got home, has been having late nites every night attending MNIRC, having to put up with the critics of the show, he was leaving for LA the next day. He has done GOF,  premiere of MNIRC, Snowcake, Purfume, more MNIRC and now Noble Son in succession, with barely any private time, so maybe he is a little stressed. Im not saying anything bad against him, but he is human, you can only do so much without letting the "glorious facade" slip a bit. hee hee


Malysa 
10/26/05 at 05:55 PM

What is your location? TX

Comments:

Just popping out of lurkdom to thank everyone for the fab Chelsea reports. It's the next best thing to being there.

 

Elaine - can't wait!

 

Claudia - I agree AR did seem to be in a bad mood. What are your suspicions? He didn't seem to mind signing autographs or having his picture taken in Barcelona...

 

 


RickiNicki 
10/26/05 at 05:47 PM

Comments:
Claudia: I would say I don't like the cowboy hat.

Bluebeatbabe 
10/26/05 at 05:47 PM

Comments:

Hi Everyone,

AndrewMarr/Alan Rickman.

 Started a little late... Alan came in via a downstairs door with Andrew Marr followed by about 5 guests who were in the reserved seats- amongst which was Rima, sat in the fromt row of 3 seats, directly in front of me !. I was in 2nd row seat sat next to Roxysue and 2  girls from Hungary and Switzerland.

Rima was wearing a black skirt and black shirt and some very pointed ankle boots, either dark brown or deep purple.

The st was very spartan, just a black couch which Alan sat on and a chair for Andrew Marr plus a small table with 2 bottles of water . of which, Alan partook on several occasions.

 

Alan was wearing light blue jeans with black shirt and black jacket and brown leather shoes/trainers.

 

Before the talk commenced, Chelsea staff went amidst the audience and stipulated' NO PICTURES' and  Alan Alan asked for 'no pictures' or 'recordings and I quote

' Please turn them off NOW or I will KILL you!" with the emphasis upon KILL... Everyone laughed...deeply disappointing,

A.Marr opened the the interview talking about Alan's working class background and schools he attended and there was discussion about how he once got 4% in a physics exam to which the teacher wrote'This is hysterical' meaning 'nonesense. Alan saidthe only remarkable event  in physics was the 'Collapsing Can Experiment' ,because it 'did something' and he likened it to 'theatre' and to how how long he could pause before saying 'the gag line', utilising instinct and courage'.

He told of how he was advised to ' lose his artwork' and to submit 2 pieces for his entry into Chelsea.  Alan said this was 1964 and that there was only one clothes shop.'Mary Quant' and one restaurant of any note.

He talked of being asked to draw a NAKED PERSON and that this was a shock to him. He continued to say that

'the visual part of his training is part of his life as an actor and a director' He very firmly stated that he was definiely 'a Mod' and not 'a Rocker.

 

He discussed the Grafitti Design Company he set up until1972 and talked of the small, informal amateutr productions he took part in and which, produced 'fantastic work'

He commented that

'I have always been 10 years behind myself' and said 'My head can get in the way !"

. He said he feared for the young kids coming through as they don't get the 2 year grounding in Panto and theatre which he had.

He did some RSC training when he met Peter Barnes at the Aldwych doing a play called 'The Bertand' about Phillip 11 of Spain aand Alan said 'It was thrilling to me' and 'it changed my life'. He later worked with Peter Barnes at the Edinboooroug Festival in

'The DevilIs An Ass' and in 'Measure For Measure'

Alan said he completed one year at the RSC and then left returning in 1985.He was asked 'Are you set now?" He replied 'No, the voice does not change and you learn to protect it... the child has to be there at all times'.

 

He talked about the ego of writers.

 

RHPOT.

Andrew Marr talked about Costner 'Cutting Alan's Scenes'. Alan said he did n't know abbout that... 'But the film was about Robin Hood! Yeah .. Right !!!

Alan went on to discuss 'Galaxy Quest' and how there was 'no such thing as rehearsal and that they just shot the scene'

 

Die Hard'

 Alan talked of how he was reluctant to take the part of Hans Gruber after being in Holltywood for 2 days and being offered the part His agent said 'Look ...this just does n't happenhere... think again.. and well, the rest is history 'Yippee Kay ee!.

In Di Hard he had to recognise his opportunities and that 'there was akind of innocent logic in the playing of Hans Gruber.

 

Alan said he never thought about Hollywood and was too busy'Just getting on, being a theatre actor'

 

MNIRC'.

Alan feels Megan Dodds has 'repossessed the theatre''. It is filled with 17-22 year olds watching the performance.

He talked about 'The Holy Trinity'. of a MOVIE, POPCORN AND COKE!.and of how the theatre still retains the ability to tell a story.

 

Questions From The Floor.

Someone said one of his best performances was in 1985 as Jake in 'As You Like It'. Alan said it was memorable and a very important production although critics gave it shocking reviews !.

 

MNIRC.

'What chance of it coming to the States'?

 

'It is being looked at now... the current production has been faced with a set of threats...people making assumptions that he is criticising Israel and of being anti-semetic.

Alan is concerned for Megan's safety inNew York. He states\RC is a chronicle... I'm not telling you what to think... make up your own minds'  Alan believes that Rache would have been a great writer.

 

Social history'  What ? Was about Alan's response...a question whether social history informed or mirrored theatre... this was a complex question which Aln could n't get to grips with.. he kept asking' what do you mean/  Put it in simple terms! The girl said she was doing an M.A in Theatre/film and working on a thesis? on Social History's import. Alan replixed 'What.. like Eastenders!?> Anyway he said it did both and we moved on..He said there were no black people in 'Notting Hill !

 

That was pretty much..it.. throughout Alan gestured alot, using his hand constantly to express himself,

He amde an extremely quick exit.. someone handed him a gift bag just as he was heading out of the door hastily and I think I managed to get one photo. the girl turned out to be one of the 4 Italian girls that Roxysue and I met outside called Bianca from Roma and Milan.

I left with Roxysue.. we checked out the bar .. WE  are nothing if not THorough ladies...... no sign and so we wandered outside where 2 other American girls were waiting plus the 4 Italian girls  WHO WERE DELIGHTFUL. so Bianca, Elena Elise and Alessandra.. it was a pleasure to meet you.

There was one woman with her husband who apparantly worked at Chelsea and whom we thought was trying to find out if Alan was still there, Another woman came out the front entrance. she had been sat next to Rima and seemed to indicate he might still be there . I moved doewn the road turned left and through a door saw Alan's profile- so Quick dash to the rear entrance and Yes.. ther was Alan.

He signed pictures for the Italian girls and Roxysue . i asked him 'May I take a Photo. He replied NO..OOOO, NO pictures too may are ending up on EBAY. to which I replied that this would NEVER be on EBAY.. he then said 'My hair's a mess!' WHAT ? anyway , I respected his request. He signed a Private Lives programme for me He shook my hand and I said 'it was a real pleasure to meet him' We talked about Perfume- shoot finished and I asked him if 'Nobel Son ' was going ahead .. He said ..Yes. it was looking hopeful and also that he will not be at THE FILM PREMIERE IN NOVEMBER.

 

I thanked him for doing the interview and said cheers.. I was suprised I conversed do easily with him. He then wandered off towards Westminster and to catch up with Rima.  The Italian girls were thrilled and were still tweeting about it for 30 minutes after- they were in london for 6 days and werereturning to Rome and Milan today.

 

Kathy. i am so sorry I could n't get those much wanted photos. there were many disappointed fans in the theatre and yes, sad to think that the EBAY DEALERS have muddied the waters for Alan's genuine fans.

Something has bothered him on EBAY but I have to say he was very gracious and lovely really when I soke with him and yes, the handshake lingered and was lovely.

Gosh sorry for such a long post ! Hope you enjoy

 


Peekabooh 
10/26/05 at 05:01 PM

Comments:

 

Oh my oh my, I just ordered Closet Land

 

 

 


Claudia 
10/26/05 at 04:40 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  Which one, RickiNicki? 

 


RickiNicki 
10/26/05 at 04:29 PM

Comments:
Claudia: I don't like your hat.

I just wore that hat because I didn't want to be recognised. But as I was the only one wearing a hat I would have easily been recognised.


Carly Lynda 
10/26/05 at 04:22 PM

What is your location? MONTREAL, Canada

Comments:

By the way, merci beaucoup to our roving reporters:  RedTango, Gissing's Girl and roxysue, and soon, Elaine too!

 

Your personal summaries of the AR Chelsea talk were *VERY* enligthening and appreciated!


Elaine 
10/26/05 at 04:20 PM

Comments:

I see your point, creamnuts, but is that any different from what professional photographers do? And most of the camera clickers were just fans like you and me. Maybe I'm too naive.


Creamuts 
10/26/05 at 04:03 PM

What is your location? somewhere....

Comments:

Quote:
What is the problem? Why is he so paranoid about it?

 

Maybe because people may offer those on Ebay...Some people offer  a lot of "Alan" stuff for a lot of money.

 

Sorry to you all for me to bounce in like that...


Claudia 
10/26/05 at 03:59 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

OMG, I thought we were going to have to put you in traction after the MNiRC transcript, Elaine!  So take all the time you need this time. 

 

 


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Elaine 
10/26/05 at 03:51 PM

Comments:
Hickity, I apologise if I have been rude about you. I only record to transcript and post here to share with my friends - and you are all my friends here. I would NEVER release it as an audio file ANYWHERE on the net. I was asked by a few people if I would upload the MNiRC recording but I have said no. THey're not that good anyway! I have to turn my hearing aid right up! We did say at the talk that AR would have made a lot of people happy by just saying, okay, take pictures now, then no more. What is the problem? Why is he so paranoid about it? Keith, can you enlighten us?
Claudia #57183 
10/26/05 at 03:39 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Hikity, I'm sorry if I have misunderstood your post. When you stated:

 

Quote:
However, I have a problem with the recorded reports.

 

I, and I think several others, understood that you were against the transcript from the recording being posted.  If you meant only the audio files, then I think we all agree with you on that and you can be assured that it won't be released. 

 

 

Hi Alice!  Welcome to our group!  I hope you will stick around and see how much fun we can be. 

 

Sue, I think that was a record length link you made there!

He didn't discover food until he started Chelsea?  That explains his skin and bones in his early years!  LOL 

 

Dee, I lived in Syracuse twice as a small child and I managed to escape.  Its Georgia that has me trapped!  LOL  I do love my state but the W04 stickers are really grating on my last nerve! 

 

Donna, of course you can use the smilies and .gifs you find here. 

 

Thanks for the window pics, Elaine.  I know the dress Hermione will be wearing at the Yule Ball is perfect for a teenage dance but I can't help but picture frowning bride's maids!  *snort*

 

Beryl!  Congrats on your holiday!  Relax and have some fun!  I don't know if I have a larger version of the red jacket picture or not but I'll look when I get to my proper machine.  Anyone else up to the challenge of finding a larger red jacket picture?

 

Laura, find RedTango's report here.  Click on "TangoTalk".

 

Please don't hate my hat......

 

 

LOL

 

 


Reedpipe 
10/26/05 at 03:38 PM

Comments:
A belated thanks to all for the Chelsea reports!

roxysue (and everyone else), do you think this means he won't be at the NY GoF premiere either??     I've already set aside Nov. 12, gotten child care for the little ones, and promised hubby all sorts of advantages if he comes with me . . . all for naught? 


Laurie 
10/26/05 at 03:10 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Dee, I got my passport a couple of months before I went to England in April.  You can pay extra money to have it rushed through. I did that (can't remember how much extra it was) because I was so paranoid that I wouldn't get it in time. I had it back in the mail in just a little over a weeks time.  In Vermont some Town Clerks can do the applications (I went to the town next to mine) which saved me more time.  Hope this helps.


Hikity 
10/26/05 at 02:44 PM

Comments:

Now I know how Dee must have felt the other day. I was simply and only referring to those tapes....(tape-recorded so to say) and the latest news that he won't be at the premiere is devastating...


Claudia 
10/26/05 at 02:40 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Don't worry, Laura.  Hikity is open minded and knew there would be disagreeing opinions.  She even opened her post with that thought.  She knows that she is still loved even when others disagree with her. 

 


Laura 
10/26/05 at 02:32 PM

Comments:

I hope Hikity won't take any offense for difference of opinions. I only meant that as long as an audio clip is not uploaded in internet....there's nothing bad on sharing memories or writing down what has been said

 


Claudia 
10/26/05 at 02:27 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks for sharing your meeting, roxysue!  AND answering the question about him being at the GoF premiere.  I think that has been asked all over the place with no answer ever given. 

 

I feel so bad for you and the others that wanted pictures so badly.  From all I've read about the event, he really did seem to be in bad mood...and unfortuately I have my suspicions as to why.  

 

I and I think a lot of true fans agree with you about AR seeming to be uncomfortable with his celebrity.  But to his misfortune, this is what comes with being one of the best actors God put on the face of the earth. 

 

   


RickiNicki 
10/26/05 at 02:23 PM

Comments:
Sue, I was just kidding. I know it was only because of the best view 

Thanks Elaine.

And I agree with Claudia, Elaine and the others. Sorry, AR you have to kill me too. But I didn't record anything and I didn't take any photos yesterday, only because I agree...


Carly Lynda 
10/26/05 at 02:20 PM

What is your location? MONTREAL, Canada

Comments:

OK, everyone, allow me, please, to play the Devil's Advocate here for a second, before we start ruffling others' feathers and separating allegiances due perhaps to ... a simple misunderstanding.

 

If I read Hikity's post correctly, I believe she was alluding to "recorded" transcripts, meaning "audio" files, which some fans may have "tape recorded" with a mechanical device of sorts, notwithstanding Alan's explicit instructions.

 

Therefore, the "recorded" transcripts should not, as I believe Hikity meant to say, exclude transcripts derived from memory or notes, which I believe, by and large, is generally appreciated by everyone here, and elsewhere on the Internet.

 

However, if this is *NOT* what Hikity really intended to convey in her said post, then I am of the school of thought that any and all transcripts from such talks, lectures and/or encounters of any Alan kind--obtained through sources acceptable to Alan--should be allowed here and elsewhere on the Internet.

 

 


roxysue 
10/26/05 at 02:18 PM

What is your location? Home

Comments:

Sorry girls - much later than everyone else ( we have had old friends to stay today ), but just a few comments on the Chelsea talk that I was privileged to be at. Nothing to add on the content of the talk, except that I met up with Bluebeatbabe ( which was great ! ) and we sat right behind Rima and other invited guests. Rima is Very petite and seemed nice, as she gave us a lovely smile. I too felt that Alan was totally uncomfortable with the situation, certainly at the beginning, not helped by the fact that 99.9% of the audience was female.

        He was intensely strict about no photos, no recording etc. and whilst I understand and sympathise with the unscrupulous goings on on e-bay, I did feel immensely sorry for the 4 Italian women, and the 2 from Switzerland and the French lady who failed to get pictures etc.

         However, after it finished, although Alan had left the lecture theatre quickly, he in fact remained in the building and Bluebeatbabe and I ( and the 4 Italian ladies ! ) were fortunate to meet him outside ! I shook hands with him and he signed autographs but he still insisted on no photos which was a real shame because I'd love to have my picture taken with him ! I chatted to him for a while about different things and he said he will NOT be at the premiere of GOF. He smiled alot and was v. friendly but no photos !!! Arr! I really don't think that Alan is comfortable with being a " celebrity ". Whilst I agree with Hikity I have posted this because I am grateful to this site for informing me of all that Alan does. Also, by becoming an established actor, Alan must have realised that fame and that dreadful word " celebrity " goes hand in hand with success.He should be able to distinguish between "die-hard" (groan !! ) fans who would keep photos as private treasured possessions and those people who are out to make a fast buck on the internet.

      Phew ! A long post ! 


Elaine 
10/26/05 at 02:16 PM

Comments:

Alice, thank you. I have to agree with  you about AR being "full of it". Much as I love and respect him, he is a bit of a "luvvy" sometime and all of us who were there agreed that he gave away very little "new" stuff. And bags were not searched (unlike the Royal Court who DID search). One security guy more interested in what was being said, does not an army make!

 

And Ricki Nikki, love your hat!


Claudia 
10/26/05 at 02:14 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

And time for me to get over there, Elaine!  Don't forget to tell him we need time for me to get over there!  LOL 

 

 


sue 
10/26/05 at 02:14 PM

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Quote:
And who was it complaining about my hat? lol
 

 

Oops that'd be me RikkiNikki!! Twas a fine hat but I was just trying to make sure I had the best possible view!!!

I must admit that I wish I had as good a memory as the person who reprted on Suzannes. Unfortunately years of alcohol abuse have left my brain cells in very poor repair


Laura 
10/26/05 at 02:12 PM

Comments:

Elaine,

if the will was to "not see in internet any pics or transcript"....well, no one stops us from talking about it through email and help each other this way.

Mr Rickman won't find anything posted in internet that could disappoint him, neither other people

does it sound too bad?


Elaine 
10/26/05 at 02:12 PM

Comments:

PS, email address above.

 

MR RICKMAN, my email for you to tell me when you're coming!Please give me enough time to get my will together, etc etc


Elaine 
10/26/05 at 02:10 PM

Comments:

Hey Claudia, we'll go to our "deaths" together!   Grim Reaper *grin* Anyone else want to join in? Dramatic Death 

 

Anyway, now I've calmed down, to stop it being "spread" all over the place, once I've done the deed, if you want a copy, email me.

Good point, too. What is the difference between a transcript and these very detailed reports from "memory"?

 

(And I'm sure AR was thinking about the actual recording which I would NEVER put out!)


Alice 
10/26/05 at 02:08 PM

Comments:

Laura is right. This talk was public, it was not secret. People tape events and have been doing it for years and years. The only problem I can see is if someone tries to sell one of these tapes on EBay or something.  Otherwise, what harm does it do?

 

I do not agree with the ridiculous argument that AR will censor himself if people don't stop taping him. I know that AR said this himself, that he feels like he has to censor himself, but I respectfully say to Mr. Rickman that he is full of it. 

 

When has he EVER been forthcoming, open and candid in his interviews?  He is a private man and reveals only so much of himself, and then only the SAME parts over and over. Yeah, maybe little tidbits of new trivia come out here and there -- he was a Mod, he still draws, but nothing earth-shattering. He is very cagey and in control of what information he gives people. I challenge anyone to find an interview of his where you come away feeling that you REALLY know him.  He is not going to change - he is not going to suddenly become a candid chatterbox. So whether or not people are taping his appearances is irrelevant. And can we please stop talking about Sheena? She is a controversial person to many in AR fandom.

 

One more point. Were bags and persons searched going into the theater?  If not, then the theater and AR's "people" didn;t make a serious effort to thwart taping.


Elaine 
10/26/05 at 02:04 PM

Comments:

Fine, Hickity, then I won't post the transcript. Sorry, girls, seems I'm not allowed to share. I guess some people have a better memory than mine! AR was talking about that particular evening and was afraid it would end up on ebay! As I'm only sharing with fellow fans who could not be there, I have a clear conscience.

 

It's a pity some people on other groups don't follow their own advice. I've read that they think we should not bother him for autographs but it's okay for them to run after him and give him stuff, or drag him away to sign autographs when he has to rush off for another appointment. Perhaps they should prectice what they preach. And at least we SHARE on this group instead of keeping things to themselves.

 

Sorry for rant......


RickiNicki 
10/26/05 at 02:00 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:
Thank you for your wonderful reports, girls!! And sorry, Elaine, that we didn't see each other for a longer time. Hope you had fun with your girls! to Sue, Gissing's Girl, Elaine and Red Tango!! It was nice to meet you in the cantine! And who was it complaining about my hat? lol

Laura 
10/26/05 at 01:58 PM

Comments:

"say", not "see"

 

hikity, I admire your sense of respect....when it comes to someone famous that I like I 'd respect his privacy but I'd be ( I am) very curious about any public appearances...from here my question "if it's public why keeping it secret?".It's already sad to not be able to go, to travel, to see, meet, speak, etc...why also this feeling unconfortable?


Claudia 
10/26/05 at 01:56 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhh I have so much to respond to but I think I will respond to Hikity's message first. 

 

While I totally respect your opinion on the subject whether or not to post reports from the Chelsea talk last night, I completely disagree with you. 

 

  1. Said recording will NEVER be put on the Internet by the person that recorded it because said person respects AR 100+%. The recording is merely a tool to help relate the event for we unfortunate fans that were not able to make it to the event. 
  2. What is the difference in a transcription from a recording than someone's "memory" report?  How does this intrude on his privacy any more than a memorized report?
  3. And as fascinating as Sheena's report is....I find it very difficult to believe it ALL came from her memory. 

And finally, AR will continue to do these little "events" as long as it financially benefits the organization he is working for.  And by no means has he EVER spoken openly and I doubt he ever will. 

 

If you are offended by the forthcoming transcript, you are certainly free not to read it. 

 

I apologize ahead of time if this sounds hard for its not meant to be.  Its just been a really BAD day. 

 

Elaine..will you share the "killing" with me???  *grin*

 


Laura 
10/26/05 at 01:50 PM

Comments:

a question: was is speech only for a few people, kind of a private thing? Isn't it allowed to share talks from this event? I read this report too and I can understand the "no photo, no video" to be more relaxed or...I don't know...but was it a secret talk?

It's just a question, I don't get why talking in public to then see: keep it all for yourself.

What was exactly this event and who was allowed to it?

 


lauren 
10/26/05 at 01:48 PM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

Comments:
Ana: I totally agree! I am so excited Alan was a mod! I wonder if he had a Vespa? I'm in a scooter club with a bunch of mods and would *kill* to see Alan on a scooter... hopefully MY scooter. HeeHee!

Peekabooh: thanks for posting the link to Sheena's post. I almost had a artsy fangirl hissy when I read this: Andrew Marr asked Alan about art and if he still paints or draws. The answer was that he draws sometimes when he can. He also said that it is a part of him that allows him to communicate with set designers etc as part of his tool set for acting and directing. He also said that perhaps when he has had enough of acting he will go back to painting, but it would only be on a private personal level, not a career.
I bet Alan is a terrific artist, though I doubt I will ever get to see any of it.

Laura: LLD = Les Liasons Dangereuses - I may have spelled it wrong


Hikity 
10/26/05 at 01:39 PM

Comments:

I know there might be some of you here who will wildly protest now, but I hope I am allowed to say my opinion on a very delicate matter here once:

It is great that you all share your personal experiences with the object of our affection (tks a lot, Peekabooh, for this sweet expression) and I appreciate every tiny bit of the reports from your memory. However, I have a problem with the recorded reports. I feel it is intruding in one's privacy and - IMHO I don't think it is wise to poste it here, especially as our "OOOA" made it very clear what the consequences would be. Therefore I poste here an excerpt of Sheena's posting I mentioned before:

 

The first thing Alan did after Andrew Marr had begun speaking was state that there were to be no photographs taken and request that nobody make any audio recordings or video of the event. As he did not want it ending up on internet sites and if people did things like that then gradually he would stop feeling that he could speak openly at such events and would start self-censoring what he says. Alan Rickman also joked that if he found out anyone had recorded the event he would have to kill them. So therefore those of us who respect his wishes only have our memories to rely on.

 

Hikity

 

 


Laura 
10/26/05 at 01:36 PM

Comments:

what is LLD?

I found this funny:


Carly Lynda 
10/26/05 at 01:31 PM

What is your location? MONTREAL, Canada

Comments:

Quote:
Claudia wrote:-

Wouldn't it be wonderful if a recording of LLD showed up for sale one day???? 

 

 

From your mouth to God's ears!!!

 

 

 

 


Hikity 
10/26/05 at 01:28 PM

What is your location? Rhinehattan

Comments:

Hi there, Ladies, FYI:

just jumped over to Suzanne's lovely guest book and found a very long and detailed report from Sheena about the Chelsea talk.

Dee, maybe your administration office is quicker - call them from time to time (no, I cannot imagine NOT to have a passport although as a member of the EC I actually don't need it for GB - our ID cards are sufficient).


Laurie 
10/26/05 at 01:25 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thanks for the explanation Sue (and the articles). I was born in 1960 but don't remember that.  Vermont was very rural then (and still is, just not as bad).  It usually takes us several years to catch up with the rest of the world LOL.  


Carly Lynda 
10/26/05 at 01:22 PM

What is your location? MONTREAL, Canada

Comments:

Quote:
Dee wrote:-

Hmmm... All the print just turned blue. Carly Lynda - did YOU do that?! *wags finger at you with a grin*

 

 

Huh????? Did *I* do "what" exactly, Dee?

 

Turn the print "blue"?  If so, how--or "WHY"--would I have done that?


Ana 
10/26/05 at 01:08 PM

What is your location? Texas

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.last.fm/user/oOmodernisteOo/

Comments:

Wha?! Alan Rickman was a mod?! Wow! I'm so thrilled! asdfasdfjlsd!! I'm a mod too! A revivalist mod that is. The scene is still alive and kicking!

 

Can you imagine seeing a sharp suited young Alan? Now that's uber-hot. I..just died..


Elaine 
10/26/05 at 01:02 PM

Comments:

Just wondering if AR will be at the GoF prem if he's off to the US tomorrow? Mind you, if the shooting is that fast (31 days), you never know!

 

 Vampire (me, in the morning!) 


Elaine 
10/26/05 at 01:00 PM

Comments:

sue, my childhood was spent in Clacton-on-Sea and my dad being a copper, we always knew when the boys were coming to town! I was a "mod" too and the proud owner of a "two-tone" skirt and a "Crombie" coat! Now my son loves The Who, and the Kinks, and the Stones. Strange youth! BTW, nice to have met you all last night - sue, Red Tango, GG and hubby - and of course RickiNikki. We had a laugh!


sue 
10/26/05 at 12:55 PM

Comments:

Laurie, in the sixties when the whole teen/music thing exploded as ever kids aligned themselves into groups.

Rockers (or Greasers) were basically throw backs to Rock & Roll and Elvis and everything. They wore black leather and drove motorbikes.

Mods (short for modern, I guess) were very snappy dressers wearing smart Italian suits and drove scooters (Vespas/Lambrettas) whilst wearing parkas. They were into modern pop eg The Who, Small Faces and the beginnings of Reggae eg Ska/Bluebeat

At Bank Holiday Weekends (Easter/August) they all drove down in huge gangs to the coast (Brighton, Southend etc)

 

Of course not all teens went the whole way with this but generally people sort of aligned themeselves in some way to one of the styles. Even us younger kids at school would decide which "side" we were on. I was a bit torn cos I loved motorbikes and the leathers but I was a member of The Who fanclub and had picures of Stevie Marriott (Small Faces) in my desk

 

 

mods_rockers.jpg


Laura 
10/26/05 at 12:52 PM

Comments:
where do I have to click on RedTango's site? I' m lost, sorry..I've been away for half a day and I missed a lot, I see
lauren 
10/26/05 at 12:47 PM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

Comments:
thanks to everyone for your reports on the Chelsea talk.
I truly wish I could have gone, but couldn't afford tickets to UK right now... It seemed like one of those events I would truly enjoy (especially being in a small setting). I was hoping he would talk more about his past as a designer and his beginnings at the school. I am a graphic designer myself, and I am fascinated that Alan used to be one. I wish I could sit and talk to him one day about art and see if he ever draws/paints anything anymore.

Millie: congrats on your autograph. I got a similar letter/autographed photo right before he travelled to barcelona to film Perfume. I had such a fit, running around telling my husband OMG! ALAN BREATHED ON THIS PHOTO! 

I am giddy to think that Alan is in the states now! SQUEE! Sadly he's probably nowhere near where I am. I wish I could take him out for a philly cheesesteak - the pudge would love that!!! HA!


Peekabooh 
10/26/05 at 12:37 PM

Comments:

I don´t know whether you have seen the (very detailed) report that Sheena wrote. It´s on Suzannes´

 

http://alanrickman.hypermart.net/guestbook/ar-guestbk.htm

 

Many thanks to anyone who contributed to this event. You´re all so lovely...


Laurie 
10/26/05 at 12:36 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

I need to ask a stupid question, for Sue or Emily, what's a Mod? 


Beryl 
10/26/05 at 12:32 PM

Comments:

thanks for the report, RickiNicki, Gissing's Girl, and Sue!

 

just had my final exams, now i have 2 weeks free from classes before the next semester starts! WoOt woOt!!! i guess i'll be spending the remaining days of October voting for AR

 

BTW, does anyone have a larger version of the pics that Laura posted earlier? that pic with AR in a red jacket?? never seen that before and i think he looks sooo ho++ in that ONe! ehehe


Michelle 
10/26/05 at 12:24 PM

What is your location? England

Comments:

Do you think he was in such a hurry to get away because he should already be in the states for filming but simply couldn't cancel Chelsea again? The AIDS benefit is less crucial because he was one of many.


CatsPlay 
10/26/05 at 12:16 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Jumping with joy over Elaine's recording skillz!


Emily 
10/26/05 at 12:07 PM

Comments:

Sue, thanks for the bit about him saying he was a Mod. I figured he was, because of the haircut, but I don't think he has ever come out and said that before. (it's silly things like this that fascinate me.)  Also, interesting about him turning down a chance to study English -- don't think I'ver ever read that anywhere either.


Elaine 
10/26/05 at 12:03 PM

Comments:

Just returned from our capitol! At the moment, I can't add anything more to the other's reports although my recording seems to have worked.....shhhhhhh! AR - come and kill me!!

So, give me some time to wind down and get my earphones on. I'll see what I can do!!

Oh, I did notice this window this morning: M & S in Oxford Street.

  


Donna 
10/26/05 at 11:54 AM

What is your location? Vertical

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://s7.invisionfree.com/Seriously_Severus/

Comments:

I feel for you Dee...nobody makes it out of Illinois either  LOL

 

Passport is good to have even if you don't travel since it works as an ID if you lose your driver's license.  (You'd think I'd follow my own advice and get a passport)


Dee 
10/26/05 at 11:53 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Ohhh...so it was Sue! *grins*


Donna 
10/26/05 at 11:52 AM

What is your location? Trying not to step on Goldfish

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://s7.invisionfree.com/Seriously_Severus/

Comments:

That was a huge link Sue  LOL

 

 Yeah Millie (I hope I got the name right...you'd think in the time it takes to click "reply" that I'd remember somebody's name  LOL...  I always loved opening the mail to find an autograph.  I haven't gotten an Alan in the mail yet (Got one when he was in Private Lives), but I have gotten Mark Hamill, Carrie Fischer, Drake Hogestyn, and Jeannie Francis in the mail (and have lost them since dammit).

 

Claudia...I love the smilies!!!!  Can I use some on my forum?


Dee 
10/26/05 at 11:51 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Hmmm... All the print just turned blue. Carly Lynda - did YOU do that?! *wags finger at you with a grin*

 

OT - I called to get info about passports (I know it sounds strange, but no, I do not have a passport. People in Indiana do not own passports. We are seldom allowed to cross the state line. David Letterman, John Mellencamp and Ted from Queer Eye are the only ones who ever made it out.) It takes 6-8 weeks to get one?! So much for just hopping on that British Airways next month. *growl* But, I'm going to go ahead and get the passport anyway. Maybe someday it will come in handy!


sue 
10/26/05 at 11:40 AM

Comments:

 Just made the world's biggest link!!


Carly Lynda 
10/26/05 at 11:19 AM

What is your location? MONTREAL, Canada

Comments:

Two Alan's ... in one!!!

 

 

Lovely picture of Le Rickman, for those who have not seen it yet.


sue 
10/26/05 at 11:13 AM

Comments:

There are a few extracts from the RSC cd on TheatreVoice

 

Another thing I recall from last night was that he had a place at University to study English as well as the Art College and just plumped for the Art School. Oh and he also said that when he started at Chelsea there was just one clothes shop and one restauarant (The Chelsea Kitchen where he discovered food) on the Kings Road. Oh and he said he was a Mod.


Dee 
10/26/05 at 11:13 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Emily - opps! sorry! missed your earlier post.

 

Alba -

Quote:
"...it appears Spain treated him well..." Not half as well as Spain would have, given a chance ;-)
  *snort*

Millie - How exciting for you to get the autograph!

 

Does this mean teh man is now on American soil?! If there was only some way to get him to stop in Indiana... This Hoosier girl would treat him very, very well!


INTJ 
10/26/05 at 09:39 AM

What is your location? in bed, battling a nasty cold

Comments:

 

RickiNicki, Gissing's Girl, sue and RedTango - THANK YOU for your terrific accounts of the talk!

Too bad about the camcorder recording (I so wish TPTB would *finally* realise they could make TONS of money if they sold professional DVDs of events like this - AR fans would buy them up in no time at all!! *pulls hair out in frustration* I completely agree with you, Claudia!)... Were any of you ladies perhaps able to make an audio recording (despite security and His lovely "I'll kill you")? Elaine, can we hope for another one of your brilliant transcripts?

 

Anyway, so excited to be reading your reports, and I just can't wait to see the pic you took, RedTango. , girls! Thank you!!

 

 

PS  Millie, hiya! Excellent piece of news, thanks so much for sharing!! And welcome!

 


Chalebh 
10/26/05 at 09:28 AM

Comments:

Julie: Thanks. The abbreviation was logical and the address what I was looking for.

 

Now I can get drunk  

 

Chalebh

 


Claudia #56651 
10/26/05 at 09:18 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi Donna AND Millie! Welcome to our neat little group!  I hope you will post as often as you can.

 

Millie, thank you so much for sharing your picture and letter news!  I'm looking forward to the images if you can find a scanner.  Hmmm, I wonder if the trip over is for Nobel Son???  It will have to be a quick trip since he has so many things in the UK advertising his appearance! 

 

Can't wait to see your pic, RT!  IMO, there is never a pic of AR NOT worth it!  Even the pic Emily found a while back of him and Megan Dodds having lunch.....all we could see was his magnificent profile in the top right hand corner of the pic...THAT was worth it! 

 

Elaine...... where are you, dear???  Can't wait to hear from you! 

 

Thank you for the Pefume video link, Annick.  I think that is the same show that our dear Daydreamer made for us a couple month ago. 

 

Vickie, thanks for the heads up on State of Play on BBC-A this Sunday!  I've seen it before but its such a good show that I'll watch it again.  Besides, I never ever tire of watching Bill Nighy...and I still have a cradle-robbing crush on John Simm too.  LOL 

 

Speaking of BBC-A, last Monday I had every intention of watching Viva Blackpool with the adorable David Tennant in it and I fell asleep. But Emily saw it and says that its a good show AND they are re-airing the first episode on Saturday at 11PM.  YAY!

 

 


Julie 
10/26/05 at 08:20 AM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

Hi Millie!  how exciting to find that in your mailbox!  Thanks for sharing! ~Julie


Millie 
10/26/05 at 07:57 AM

What is your location? Central England

Comments:

I have lurked here almost since this group was started and now I finally have something useful to say.  My letterbox contained an autographed photo of Mr. Rickman and a letter from his assistant, Ms Parker.  Yes Claudia, it is good to feel like a school girl sometimes and I feel like that right now.  The letter says that Mr. Rickman will be leaving for America 05-10-26 (today) so maybe this is for the filming of "Nobel Son".  Ms Parker didn't say why he was going over.  If I can find a scanner, I will share the picture and letter with you all. 

 

Ta to everyone for the reports and especially Claudia for hosting us. 

 


Julie 
10/26/05 at 07:55 AM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

 Chalebh- Hi!  In my neck of the woods, a self-addressed stamped envelope is abbreviated a SASE.

 

According to my guide to London, the King's Head is located at 115 Upper Street, N1.  Don't know if that helps.  Take care, Julie


Chalebh 
10/26/05 at 07:48 AM

What is your location? sunny Frankfurt

Comments:

Thanks for the reports.

 

Alfan: You read my mind. Sometimes I wonder as well. Alan is watching you.

 

Now I have two completely Alan-unrelated questions:

 

First: How do you call a stamp and to yourself addressed envelope? Is there something abbreviation?

 

Second: To all Londoners or those who know the town. There must be a very famous pub "The King's Head". Does anybody have the address. Google turns up with more locations than I could visit.

 

Chalebh


Sabine 
10/26/05 at 06:34 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thank you ladies for all the great Chelsea reports! 


Laurie 
10/26/05 at 06:03 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thanks for your report RedTango. glad you had a great time!

well, it looks like was have a couple of inches of snow on the ground  .


Alba 
10/26/05 at 05:56 AM

Comments:
"...it appears Spain treated him well..."

Not half as well as Spain would have, given a chance ;-)
Alanfan 
10/26/05 at 05:51 AM

What is your location? E. Yorkshire

Comments:

Thank you for the reports girls. 2 things jumped out at me 1, someone said they left straight away, they were probably going to MNiRC as he'd already said he goes every night. 2 someone in his company must monitor the web sites, he knows of the nasty things that can happen on ebay! How many other sites do they keep their eye on? Humm---(thinks), Hiya Alan.


RedTango 
10/26/05 at 05:33 AM

What is your location? Currently London

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

Comments:

 

  Will post the pic when I get back..it's hardly worth it though. The panda can be elusive when dodging around the underbrush.

 

  

 I have posted about the talk in my livejournal, which Claudia has posted a link to below.

 

   Yes, the pudge was clinging quite self satisfactorily, it appears Spain treated him well with the exception of some foul tasting stew..the report of which has been brought to my attention and will be dealt with when I get back!


Alba 
10/26/05 at 05:20 AM

Comments:
Sorry if this news (AR at the Supper Club) has already been posted. I can't live at the speed at which this place moves sometimes!!!!

http://i-newswire.com/pr48724.html

Thanks to all for the Chelsea reports!
annick 
10/26/05 at 04:13 AM

What is your location? FRANCE

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://blogs.aol.fr/sci4ctoulon/ANNICK

Comments:

the parfume

vidéo à télécharger :

La vidéo ICI [QT] (c'est en allemand)


Vicki 
10/26/05 at 02:29 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Thanks to all for the live AR reports!  The next best thing to being there!  Woo-Hoo!  I not only read Red Tango's report, but all about her trip as well.  RT, when you return home, please post the photo you took of AR and Rima at the side door...no matter how bad you think it is.....we'd just like to give it a quick look!  Sounds like he ate well while in Spain.  The pudge is back!  Tee-hee!  Well, he better get back on the weight-loss plan if he wants to fit into the Snape suit by February.  Advice I should take as well. 

 

A little OT - for Bill Nighy fans, BBC America is re-airing all six episodes of State of Play this Sunday starting at 11:00am eastern (8:00am pacific).  Set those VCR's.  Well, some of you are just getting up to start your day and I'm just getting ready to go to bed.  Sweet AR dreams!

 


Hikity 
10/26/05 at 02:09 AM

Comments:

Quote:Andrew Marr's  ears weren't as big as I thought. Same old jeans were worn plus untucked shirt and plenty o' pudge! However he looked pretty good all round

 

Sue, whom do you mean in the 2nd and 3rd sentence, AM or AR ??


Peekabooh 
10/26/05 at 02:08 AM

Comments:
Just a quick hello, thanks for your reports. Have to read them all this evening while I´m off for work now.

Ulrika 
10/26/05 at 01:59 AM

What is your location? Sweden

Comments:

It is SNOWING!!!  Don't know if I should laugh or cry....

Anyway, GOOD MORNING to u all


Emily 
10/26/05 at 01:08 AM

Comments:

Er, didn't I post the link to that Guardian article about the Shakespeare CD already?  I'm sure I did, two hours ago, four posts down. Or maybe I'm imagining things ... 


Dee 
10/26/05 at 12:16 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Hey! Is this important? I just found this news article! Here's a snippet from it about AR and the link to the full article.

Quote:
From Peggy Ashcroft's spleen-wrenching, chilling Queen Margaret, to the gorgeous cadences of Laurence Olivier's Coriolanus, some of the most remarkable performances from the Royal Shakespeare Company's illustrious history are to be made available for the first time on CD. Gregory Doran, associate director at the RSC, has selected 20 complete scenes from 18 plays for the double CD. His choices range from Donald Sinden's 1971 Malvolio in John Barton's production of Twelfth Night, to Alan Rickman's melancholic, dry-as-a-bone Jaques in the 1986 As You Like It. "I had no idea that the recordings existed, but suddenly there you were listening to Laurence Olivier doing Coriolanus, something I thought had completely disappeared," he said.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1600802,00.html?gusrc=rss#article_continue


Donna 
10/26/05 at 12:10 AM

What is your location? Near Chicago

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://s7.invisionfree.com/Seriously_Severus

Comments:

Thanks guys for sharing your encounters!  I love reading most people's Alan encounters, especially the 'chance meetings'.  Red Tango...I LOVE your website...the cats are just adorable!!!

 

 

I need to post more often....I'm falling in love with the smilies!!!  LOL    heehee, it's Hans!

 

 <----me  LOL    


Claudia 
10/25/05 at 10:47 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I better add the word "legally" to that last post!  LOL

 


Claudia #56127 
10/25/05 at 10:46 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh goodness! Thank you, Emily!  Makes me even more impatient for my copy to hit my door! 

 

Wouldn't it be wonderful if a recording of LLD showed up for sale one day???? 

 

 

 


Emily 
10/25/05 at 10:38 PM

Comments:

The RSC CD with AR doing a scene from "As You Like It" comes out tomorrow. Here's a story about it.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1600802,00.html?gusrc=rss


Dee 
10/25/05 at 10:31 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Those posts from Chelsea about AR "live in person" were such a rush! Gagging! Sigh...I feel like I need a smoke.


Marlina 
10/25/05 at 09:46 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

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

Comments:

Hey all!

I realized today is the day after the Chelsea talk So i just hop in to say quick "hi!" Before went to school for my English exam

 

RedTango,RickiNicki,Sue~ Thank you for the wonderful report, i feel like being at the talk with you all! The pudge sounds like it's in a perfect condition assuming from RedTango report 

 

I am going to read all the deserted page as soon as i finish the row of exams this Saturday! Ops!, After the "finished exams" party with friends of course

 

"Loveall"


Claudia #56025 
10/25/05 at 09:02 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhh RedTango has made her report HERE.  Thanks RT!!!

 

 


CatsPlay 
10/25/05 at 08:40 PM

What is your location? Depths of Despair

Comments:

Correction.  Something could, in fact, suck ever so much more.

 

Bob Roberts was filmed here ALSO!!!!!!)*&^^$$

 

http://www.pghfilm.org/about/show_films.jsp?restrictids=Film_Name&restrictvalues=Bob%20Roberts


CatsPlay 
10/25/05 at 08:33 PM

What is your location? DOGMA FILM HEADQUATERS (unbeknownst to the ditz working upstairs oblivious to AR filming below)

Comments:

Claudia,

 

Yes, I don't think anything could suck more than this sad discovery!


CatsPlay 
10/25/05 at 08:23 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

I was curious about Dogma being filmed here, I knew we had a film office here in Pittsburgh.  Found some very interesting tidbits about the movie in the Pittsburgh filmography on their website.   Alan is not mentioned by name, just Metatron.

 

http://www.pghfilm.org/about/show_films.jsp?restrictids=Film_Name&restrictvalues=Dogma


Claudia #55996 
10/25/05 at 08:23 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 is right, CatsPlay!  You were that close to The Man and didn't even know it!!!! 

 

 


CatsPlay 
10/25/05 at 07:29 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Thank you all for the reports!   Were there any funny moments?? Any raised eyebrows??  was he 'humorous' when he said he was going to kill anyone who recorded??  How long did he speak??  I am curious about his rapport with the audience ?

 

Also, I watched Dogma for the first time tonight -- wow?!  Strange but enjoyable.  I had no idea it was filed in PITTSBURGH -- that is where I live -- and there were a bunch of places that I recognized!  Even the office building where I was working at the time of the filming was one of the locations apparently!!  I must have been living in a paper bag at the time or something??  Argh!


Laurie 
10/25/05 at 07:27 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thanks Gissing's Girl and Sue for checking in! I'm glad you all had a chance to get together and and have a good time.


Claudia #55906 
10/25/05 at 07:23 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Is this the march he's talking about, Sue?

 

BBC On This Day | 17 | 1968: Arrested at Grosvenor Square

 

 


Claudia 
10/25/05 at 07:12 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhhh that's great news, Sue!  A salesman, eh?  I can picture that!  LOL 

 

Sue wrote:

Quote:
he did march on Grosvenor Square!  

 

Another history event I will have to look up!  He certainly has been a learning incentive!  LOL 

 

 


Susan 
10/25/05 at 07:11 PM

What is your location? CO

Comments:
Gissing's Girl, thanks for the report! You have an excellent memory. I'm so glad you got to see him and hear him talk.
Claudia 
10/25/05 at 07:09 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhh thanks for the Supper Club Event, Sue.  On BBC news this morning they had a lady (can't remember her name) on that was talking about the new Unicef campaign for children with HIV and AIDS. The woman was HIV positive herself and I remember she was soooo beautiful and wore the most gorgeous dress and matching headdress.

 

I'm glad to see him participate in this. 

 

But as Emily questioned....when will he be (or if he will) doing Nobel Son???? Remember, they only have 31 days to shoot.

     


sue 
10/25/05 at 07:05 PM

Comments:

Oh he did talk a bit about Graffiti Claudia. He set it up with some college friends and he was the guy who made the a phone calls and got the jobs, a salesman he said.

He also said that time he was at college (the 60s) was a time of great political student activity and although he wasn't that acive himself he was affected by it and he did march on Grosvenor Square!


Claudia #55874 
10/25/05 at 07:02 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhh Sue has checked in too!    Thank you for giving us your scoop too! 

 

Soooo, it was As You Like It!!!!  THE play that we will get the pleasure of hearing a bit of on the new CD that's due out!!! 

 

 

 

 


sue 
10/25/05 at 07:02 PM

Comments:
Another charuty EVENT
Claudia 
10/25/05 at 06:59 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 Gissing's Girl!!!!  I'm so glad you're excited and it sounds like you had a great time!  Thank you so much for staying up so late and sharing with us.  Without yall, we'd be lost!    

 

I really am amazed that the talk wasn't more about his early art career.  I had hopes in reading about when he discovered his talent and how he got started....and about his old graphic arts business, Grafitti (I think I spelled that right).  LOL


sue 
10/25/05 at 06:54 PM

Comments:

Very pleasant evening. Lovely to meet Elaine, Redtango, Gissing's Girl and hubby. Oh and said hello to RikkiNikki too

Can't add a lot more to what was said as I have a terible memory. He definitely said "I'll kill you" if we made any recordings. Andrew Marr's  ears weren't as big as I thought. Same old jeans were worn plus untucked shirt and plenty o' pudge! However he looked pretty good all round.

Mainly spoke about school, college and drama, very little on films except Die Hard and we'd heard that before. Quite honestly the guy doesn't give much away. The play he was talking about at the RSC with Juliet Steevenson was As You Like It and apparently he got his worse reviews but it was one of the things he was happiest with.

He hasn't got much time for modern teaching. Too much time spent meeting targets and filling in forms even at RADA. He didn't think his old teachers would have ever filled a form in, they would have just got on with it.

Can't remember much else, Gissing's Girl obviously doesn't have as many senior moments as me.

RedTango, Elaine and I went and had a meal in a pub and had a good laugh carrying on from talking to Mr&Mrs Gissing's Girl! Sorry we didn't get to say goodbye but I hope that dvd goes down well


Dee 
10/25/05 at 06:29 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Peekaboo -- Oooh! You ARE a sweetie! Love the MC photos - they're the biggest and clearest I've seen. I nabbed the first one. Lovely!


Gissing's Girl 
10/25/05 at 06:26 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

 We met Red Tango and Sue, and then in came Elaine, We all went and sat in the lecture theatre, not in the front row as DH wanted to use his camcorder to record the talk (he failed to get it so I have to remember what he said). Before the talk security warned about cameras, phones and recording devices. Ar said if he found out anyone was using them he would kill them as he couldn't say what he wanted to for fear of illicit recordings going on the internet.

He was wearing pale blue denims, brown laceup shoes,a dark grey shirt unbuttoned at the neck and a black suit jacket. His hair is practically back to normal,almost silver all over and a nice length, not too short. He is very expressive with his hands and kept moving them to make a point in his conversation. Andrew Marr started off by asking him questions about his early career and his time at the college. He said that the people he looked up to most were his teachers at school and he submitted 2 abstract pictures at the college for entrance. He also said he had to draw nude women and at that age he'd never seen one before.

He said he didn't know what direction to take his career in but when he went to RADA it felt like he'd come home.He said there was a play that he did, sorry I can't remember what but it was early in his career that he got the worst reviews he'd ever had and it was the play he liked best.

After AM had finished asking him questions about his early career the audince was asked if they had any questions. Someone asked about Rachel Corrie and he said that he goes every night.He also said that there were talks going on about taking the play to NY and he said there were a lot of worries about extremists kicking up a fuss and he was worried about Megan Dodds' safety. So if it goes to Broadway it seems he will be there.

He also said that he had a little voice inside him to which he listened when deciding to take parts and that there shouls be a 10 year old child inside every actor. He said when he was offered the role of Hans Gruber in Die Hard he wanted to turn it down and his agent wouldn't let him as he'd only been in Hollywood a couple of days and people didn't get offered things like that so quickly.He said that he changed the role around by questioning the way Hans did things such as why he carried weapons when he had all these six foot brutes around him and why was he dressed like he was instead of wearing a suit and this tied in with him being able to pretend to be American when talking to Bruce Willis at the party. He was very diplomatic when talking about Kevin Costner and said that the film was called Robin Hood, intimating that it was not called The Sheriff of Nottingham.

I have to say that AR did not seem too thrilled to be there and after he escaped through a side door. <joke gone bad edited out> There was no oportunity for pics or autographs and I'm guessing he was going on somewhere after as Rima was with him, sitting in the front and wearing a long black coat. If I remember anything else I will post it tomorrow.

 

Sue, Red Tango and Elaine, sorry we didn't get to say goodbye after the show but we suddenly realized it would be more politic to go through the other door on the way out and then we lost sight of you. It was lovely to meet you all.

current mood: excited


Hikity 
10/25/05 at 06:18 PM

Comments:

Peekabooh, sweetie too!!!


Claudia #55813 
10/25/05 at 06:17 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhh no need to apologize, Peekabooh!  I'm just as excited as you seem to be!  I feel like a little school girl right now waiting to hear from everyone.  And...I don't there's anything wrong with  feeling like a school girl every now and then!  *grin*

 

 


Hikity 
10/25/05 at 06:17 PM

Comments:
Wow, Peekabooh, tks a lot - just wanted to go to bed and had a last look here - we are planning to spend New Year in Ireland and I had to send a decent photo to my brother's Irish girl friend to give a reason why....(besides my special subject for the final examen) - sorry ladies, just carried away, I love this country and its people and the language and and and...
Peekabooh 
10/25/05 at 06:11 PM

Comments:

Hikity;

 

 

 

Nighty Night Sweetie


lauren 
10/25/05 at 06:09 PM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

Comments:
rickinicki: thanks for sharing! it wounds like you had a wonderful time

Hikity 
10/25/05 at 06:03 PM

Comments:

I agree with you Claudia, on the other hand they all want a bit of privacy even among a few people or the audience of one evening - which I can totally understand, too.

Nighty night, I will read tomorrow all the reports - RickiNicki, thanks again - wonderful and you are definitely a lucky girl...


Peekabooh 
10/25/05 at 06:03 PM

What is your location? my head is almost on my pillow........ pillow??? oh well *swoon*

Comments:
You´re right Claudia, I´m so sorry.....I got carried away a little .*back in control now* Ladies have a good time and let me hear from you first thing in the morning!

Hikity Entschuldigung, du hast recht! Muss jetzt schlafen gehen weil Arbeit wartet morgenfruh. Bis morgen!


Claudia #55770 
10/25/05 at 05:54 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Peekabooh, all the gals might be having a good time right now but I promise you....it will be more than worth the wait to hear from them! 

 

Once again....eBay and the likes has made it difficult for true sensible fans to have pics and the such.  I've said it more than once, if the powers that be of these kinds of events would just open their eyes and make an effort to make and sell DVDs of these things, they would not be disappointed. 

 


Hikity 
10/25/05 at 05:54 PM

Comments:

Is anybody here tonight who might provide me with a photo from Valera (Michael Collins)???


Ulrika 
10/25/05 at 05:42 PM

What is your location? Swe

Comments:

RickiNicki , did he mention Snape??

 

You're soooo lucky, do you know that?!! The chance of ever seeing him in Sweden is probably 0.000000000000000001%....or less. 

 


AFNH 
10/25/05 at 05:37 PM

Comments:
Thanks, RickiNicki, for all you've remembered so far! The others will be carousing until midnight and keeping us in suspense - LOL!
Hikity 
10/25/05 at 05:26 PM

Comments:

Peekabooh, please nimm dich zusammen, grins


Peekabooh 
10/25/05 at 05:24 PM

Comments:
Thanks again RickiNicki for being our ears and eyes.

Elaine, Sue, Common you gals, where are ya???? Having a pint of beer/glass of red wine with the Object of our Affection??? Don´t you have mercy? We wanna hear it all!!! Right now I mean...... *caugh*



Hikity 
10/25/05 at 05:18 PM

Comments:

RickiNicki, thanks so much for your report. I really hope he did not say that about spoon-killing because of E's report...we do not sell this to anybody, do we?? we just cherish it pillowish...


Mel 
10/25/05 at 05:10 PM

Comments:
Thank you very much for your Alan News RickiNicki !!
Best reagards
Mel


RickiNicki 
10/25/05 at 05:00 PM

Comments:
He said that about killing because of ebay and equal internet companies who deal with that kind of stuff.

Hikity 
10/25/05 at 05:00 PM

Comments:

Let us be killed by him: whether with a spoon or a killing curse or (Dee!!!!!) by being gagged the whole night


Dee 
10/25/05 at 04:50 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Reports are coming!! I'm so "gagging"!! (That's for you, Hikity!!)

 

No photos during the talk, but was there opportunity afterwards?! *fingers crossed!)


Peekabooh 
10/25/05 at 04:48 PM

Comments:
Blimey, he can use any spoon on me.............

RickiNicki 
10/25/05 at 04:47 PM

Comments:
ok, and he said, that he didn't want to play Hans Gruber after reading the script, but his agent said, he hadn't had a choice. lol

He also talked about Galaxy Quest, how much the setting was and so on...

starts again

RickiNicki 
10/25/05 at 04:29 PM

Comments:
sorry, it wasn't a blazer, it was a jacket

Claudia: I wouldn't mind being killed by him. lol. but only if he didn't use a spoon.


Laurie 
10/25/05 at 04:28 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thanks Ricki Nicki for the report! Can't wait to hear more from you (as you remember) and the others as well.


RickiNicki 
10/25/05 at 04:25 PM

Comments:
Peekabooh: Alan was in blue jeans, dark blue (or black) blazer and blue shirt.

RickiNicki 
10/25/05 at 04:24 PM

Comments:
oh yes, and he said that he didn't know what to become when he had been at Chelsea College. He felt being at the right place when he started acting. His little voice inside told him that.

Still...


Claudia #55590 
10/25/05 at 04:23 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  Ohhh thank you Ricki Nicki!!!  Looking forward to more!  We want to hear from everyone so don't be shy.

 

Don't worry about duping someone else....we want to hear from you! 

 

Hmmmm, I can think of things worse than being "killed" by AR, can't yall? 


Peekabooh 
10/25/05 at 04:21 PM

Comments:
RickiNicki, thanks for your quick respond. How did he look like???

RickiNicki 
10/25/05 at 04:15 PM

Comments:
Oh yes, and he was asked about Hollywood, if he alsways wanted to go to Hollywood and be a Hollywood star. He said that he never thought about being big in Hollywood.

Than he was talking about a theatre play he was in with Juliet Stevenson and that it got bad reviews but which was the best play for him.

He also talked about "American Beauty" why the Brits don't make such a movie.

Errm...


AFNH 
10/25/05 at 04:07 PM

Comments:
Ooohhh - RickiNicki - more please!!!

Mia - HP&GoF is premiered in London on 6th November.
RickiNicki 
10/25/05 at 04:02 PM

What is your location? back home

Comments:
I just got home from that interview with Andrew Marr and I must say it was more about Alan's life, films and theatre than about graphic design.

Unfortunately I can only remember a few questions, but maybe someone made a transcript.

Alan first told the audience not to take any pictures or make any recordings, otherwise he would kill us *lol*. This is what he said.

They talked about his school and uni experiences and his films. Than there were some questions from the audience.

I remember one question from one woman in the audience, it's about "MNiRC". She asked if this play was going to be transfered to America. Alan told us that they were trying to get it to New York, but they need to know what the respond would be. Because some think he's an ignorant and anti-semitist and that he would be worried about Megan's savety.

Later more questions, when I will remember them.

Rima was also sitting inside the lecture theatre.




Christina 
10/25/05 at 03:59 PM

What is your location? Floating.....

Comments:
WoW! Just watched TMD for my very first time!!!!!!!!!! Is it just me or is this his most sweet and funny role? and the Sneezing! And  I really loved the ending even though I  would have loved to make his job in convincing me to move on soooo much more difficult in order to keep him at my side a bit longer! Hell, try FOREVER, baby!
Oh, and I also have a question, if any of you could be so kind as to answer me: What is it with that "Not Alan Rickman" song? I mean, I have it for some time now and I still have no background on it, except the name of the singer. (????????)
P.S.: just paid Ebay a visit....OMG! The pillowcase! *laughing myself into a seizure* And just think about that coffee muggs! I`ll be a coffee addicted in no time!


AFNH 
10/25/05 at 03:57 PM

What is your location? 55522

Comments:
There will have been some Mega-Squeeing, going on over the past few hours, and I wonder whether any pyjamas flew over the vicinity - LOL! It might just be worthwhile to keep a close eye on Andrew Marr's show on Sunday, just in case!
Phew, that's a lot of hits, Claudia!
mia 
10/25/05 at 03:52 PM

Comments:

when does the new Harry Potter film have premiere in GB?

 


Lisa 
10/25/05 at 03:16 PM

What is your location? Alan's side

Comments:

Hey there peeps,

I am so looking forward to some information from  the interview tonightI hope that he talks about Snape,I dont think he talks about that character too much,just a little insight would be wonderful,esp from him..

I bet he looks great tonight,and what with that voice,and that glorious talent,Those lucky so and so's who are there...

Awaiting some Rickman news then.....


Inbredwaffle 
10/25/05 at 03:03 PM

What is your location? Very rainy Las Vegas

Comments:

Came back from a week away (no worries I used my brother-in-laws computer to vote!) Thank you all for the great and funny screen caps and Elaine…it's a little late but I can't say thank you enough for your RC report!...It's means a lot too us that can't make it over the pond!...lol…It looks like I am not the only one getting all Fan girlish over the Chelsea reports...it’s so great to hear about it for different peoples perceptive you are all so kind to share them!

 


Vicki 
10/25/05 at 03:02 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Love the Die Hard capture, CatsPlay...that would make a great wallpaper. 

 

I'm trying to mentally put myself at Chelsea right now.........it doesn't seem to be working though. 

 

I just posted this on the HP Spoilers board, but it always takes an entire day before my posts show up so I will post it here as well.  A family in Texas has constructed a dark mark out of green rope lights and have it hovering over their house for Halloween.  Pretty cool, huh?


Laurie 
10/25/05 at 02:58 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Claudia, I love the new emoticons!  You're great!


Claudia #55382 
10/25/05 at 02:29 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 They're about an hour into the talk now!!! 

 

CatsPlay, Die Hard isn't one of my favorites so I can't say that I've ever noticed the accent change before.  I'll have to check it out. 

 

Nice cap you made there.  I've never been able to use my "print screen" key to make a cap from a video.  The cap is always black.  However I do use a little freeware program called PrintKey2000 that has worked for me.  Also, I PowerDVD is an excellent DVD player software that has an excellent screen capture feature too.

 

Laurie, I put the dancing baby .gif in our smilie "bank" yesterday.  Nice use of it, Peekabooh!  *grin*

 

Thanks for the link, Ulrika!  I think Mr. Radcliffe may need to watch his back if he plans on some pranks because I think our AR is pretty adept to playing them himself!  LOL

 

Woo hoooo ladies!  I just checked the stats for our little group and we have hit an all time high!  The number of hits (as in just looking at our book..doesn't mean there was a post) our book usually gets in a month is usually around 30,000.  Last month we had 35,000 and as of today, the month of October we are at 40,632 and we still have almost a whole week to go! 

 


Hikity 
10/25/05 at 01:47 PM

Comments:

So, Dee, this word "gack" sounds funny, yeah and I looked up a slang dictionary but found only the following:

gaga Adj. Insane, just a little crazy.
gagging (for something) Phrs. To have an extreme desire for something. E.g."I'm gagging for a night of vigorous, sweaty, dancing."
gagging for it Phrs. Eager for sex.
gak Noun. Cocaine. [Mainly London use]

Well, what do you think?? I mean, "gagging fits you well, doesn't it?


Peekabooh 
10/25/05 at 01:40 PM

Comments:
Dee, flying pajamas, imagine........ all I can think of is AR´s raised eyebrow..... but what fun would we have!

Laurie, the dancing baby is on the emoticon page, scroll down to the middle


Ulrika 
10/25/05 at 01:27 PM

What is your location? Sweden

Comments:

CBBC Newsround attended the press photocall for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in London, and when Dan Radcliffe answered one of the questions, he mentioned Rickman:

"Has Daniel been playing any more pranks?"

 

Daniel: I did one on the first film. It's a sad moment when the main priority goes from making fun of people to school, but I was doing my GCSEs last year and they took the place of a lot of other things. I'll make up for it in the fifth film. I might chuck a can of paint over Alan Rickman, or a massive can of paint over the entire cast!

 

To read the whole article, click here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4370000/newsid_4375900/4375972.stm

 

Cheers!


Dee 
10/25/05 at 01:19 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Peekaboo - *snort* I'm sure that if AR looked the slightest bit interested there would be PJs flying into the air!

 

Nice screen cap! I adore Hans! I don't seem to be able to nab screencaps with my Windows XP.  I've downloaded several types of shareware/freeware, but none seem to work. Not sure if I'm just too dumb to figure it out or if XP just can't do it.


CatsPlay 
10/25/05 at 01:09 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Hi Claudia,

 

Thanks for the invite to share impressions of the AR movies as I watch them.  I watched Die Hard last night, and although I of course had seen it years ago I had fun watching it with my new sense of Alan-ness!  So deliciously evil as Hans!  There were a couple of times I just laughed out loud with the glee at him! 

 

I do have a question -- of course Hans had a German accent -- however - I found it quite interesting that in the scene in which the terrorists first come in upon the hostages and Alan begins reading their 'mission' from the agenda book that he had -- he read it with his regular English accent -- very prim and proper.  I guess this just was intended to show the eccentricity of Hans?

 

I also used my DVD watching thingie on my computer and was playing around learning how to do screen captures while watching.  However, I was doing it wrong, and the only one that came out was this.  It is when he is hanging off the building at the end.  Enjoy!

 

alan1.jpg

 


Laurie 
10/25/05 at 12:56 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Peekabooh, love the dancing baby! Where did you get that from?

 

Just voted and was number 55221  !


Peekabooh 
10/25/05 at 12:48 PM

Comments:
Oh my oh my ....... and I never wear pajamas.......


(sorry couldn´t resist)


Dee 
10/25/05 at 12:34 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

OH, oh, oh! And we should all be wearing our pajamas!!


Dee 
10/25/05 at 12:32 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Wouldn't it be hysterical if several ladies showed up one evening with those pillowcases for AR to autograph?! He'd have ample proof how many of us dream of sleeping with him! Talk about performance pressure! I can just see the eyebrow...


Alba 
10/25/05 at 12:23 PM

Comments:
LOL Leanne!!! I assumed you were on the other side of the pond and hadn't quite figured out the time difference.
Leanne 
10/25/05 at 12:22 PM

Comments:

Sorry for double posting but that link doesnt seem to be working, so just go to ebay and type in Alan Rickman and its on the 2nd page I think, Personolised Alan Rickman pillow case and duvet!!

 

enjoy

Leanne

-x-


Leanne 
10/25/05 at 12:20 PM

Comments:

Found this on ebay:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-Alan-Rickman-Pillow-Case-Slip-Personalised-b_W0QQitemZ4411921410QQcategoryZ20465QQrdZ1QQcmdZV iewItem

 

Now we can all sleep with Alan!!!

And Sorry about earlier, i thought it was last night!

I really should read everything before i go posting.

 

Its a miserable night here in glasgow, I think theres a storm a brewin!

 

Leanne

-x-


Dee 
10/25/05 at 11:54 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Chalebh - *snort* And if teh man ever forgets his name, we can all remind him! I thought AR was wonderful in Love Actually (although the weakness of his character made me furious!). His performances was so understated -- he can say so much by saying nothing at all! It all shows in his eyes, expressions, body language...

 

Speaking of body language... the dancing ferret was hysterical! I needed a good chuckle today! Thanks bunches! Don't all the characters look so grown up. And they're acting skills are getting very, very good.

 

Chelsea Talk - I am so jealous I could gack! (I don't know what "gack" means, but I like it) By the time I can afford a trip to London, AR will be in a nursing home. *grumbles and goes off to take a shower to get ready for work*


Claudia #55110 
10/25/05 at 11:45 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Yep, its still an hour or so away. But I have to agree...I bet our friends are about to jump out of their skin with excitement about now!  LOL 

 

 

 

 


Hikity 
10/25/05 at 11:33 AM

Comments:

Leanne, play nicely....it's tonight (and it is only 4:30 in GB)


Alba 
10/25/05 at 11:31 AM

Comments:
Leanne, I don't think the talk starts for another couple of hours. 6:30 pm, right? They must be pretty excited at this point.
Leanne 
10/25/05 at 11:28 AM

Comments:

NEICE- Where did you get the HP uno?? I want it I want it I want it!!!!!!!!

To all the chealsea folks- WHERES THE REPORTS!!???????????

 

Leanne

-x-


Franimal 
10/25/05 at 10:25 AM

Comments:

Peekabooh - The dancing ferret was truly hysterical and made my entire morning!!

 

Thanks for sharing

 

 

Franimal


Lucy 
10/25/05 at 09:24 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Chalebh, you made me giggle.

Hikity 
10/25/05 at 08:50 AM

Comments:

Claudia, thanks,  and I am going to vote for Prince William, too. When I'll meet some ladies from the GB the first thing we should do is to compare our fingers - who has the most blisters from voting...


Claudia #54801 
10/25/05 at 08:35 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohh and CatsPlay, be sure to give us your impression of each film you see. 

 

And I forgot to mention Rosa Parks.  Today, we have lost a symbol of strength and courage.  May her legacy live on forever! 

 


Claudia #54753 
10/25/05 at 08:22 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  Ohhhh Kaaaaaay!  I want to wish everyone that will be attending the talk tonight mucho luck and I hope you all will have a great time!!!!  Can't wait to hear from yall....not only about AR but about any meetings/parties you may have! 

 

As Peekabooh (who still hasn't washed that elbow yet ) says....stories...piccies....transcripts....(shhh) recordings...anything AND everything is welcome!!!! 

 

 

Hi Neice and welcome to our group!  Thanks for the heads up on the HP Uno cards! That will make a nice Christmas prezzie or two! 

 

Alba, Brunopress pics, although usually ridden with watermarks, are always good ones.  For instance, as far as I know they are the only ones to have that latest pic of AR at the book launch. 

 

Mia, my favorite AR film is Truly Madly Deeply.

 

Ulrika, you're right that Judas Kiss isn't one of the treasure AR films. But I actually liked the story and of course the sexual tainted banter between AR's and ET's characters. But I really do think that film could have been a better success had it been under a more experienced director and film crew.  JMHO, of course.

 

Helen, thanks for the explanation on the Spanish DVD. 

 

CatsPlay, congrats on your AR purchases.  You will have many hours of "ARness" to look forward to! 

 

Alanfan...that's an excellent thought!  You never know....AM just might have parts or maybe all of the interview!  Its worth keeping an eye on! 

 

Congrats Hikity on RC making it to the monthly!  As for the new weekly vote, I'm torn between Prince William, Jon Bon Jovi, and Robert Downey Jr.  Awww, what the heck, I think I'll stick with robbing the cradle and vote for the Prince.  *grin*

 

 

 


Chalebh 
10/25/05 at 07:42 AM

Comments:

Sorry, I couldn't resist...     

 

 

 

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

 


Hikity 
10/25/05 at 07:41 AM

What is your location? rainy Haan

Comments:

To those lucky ladies who will attend the Chelsea Talk:

Have a lot of fun

 


Peekabooh 
10/25/05 at 05:30 AM

Comments:

Just a litte O/T but this is fun to share.

 

SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT HPGoF

 

Have you seen Draco as a dancing Ferret??? (hope this works)

 

http://extratv.warnerbros.com/v2/video/fullstory2.html?=potterclip


Alanfan 
10/25/05 at 05:17 AM

What is your location? E. Yorkshire

Comments:

I hope I'm not to late in catching some one going to the AR interview tonight enjoy it, but if its possible could you find out if its going to be on Andrew Marr's Sunday morning Program. It was just a thought.


Peekabooh 
10/25/05 at 05:17 AM

What is your location? home, but I soooooo want to be in London right now

Comments:
To all of you who are going to the Chelsea Talk. pulllllleeeeeezzzzz don´t forget anything for those who have to stay at home *sobs*, provide us with every tiny little detail. You know what I mean, what did he wear (from scarf to shoelaces), what did he say, how many times did he raise his eyebrow and and and ..... include some pictures. But most important thing:                  HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Susan CA 
10/25/05 at 03:58 AM

Comments:
There has never been a first-generation region 1 DVD of Closet Land, as far as I know.  Same for Rasputin, though I've heard there is a region 2 DVD from, I think, Holland that is still available.  Or was recently.

Sherry 
10/25/05 at 12:26 AM

Comments:

And you must tell us ALL about it!!!


kathy 
10/25/05 at 12:16 AM

Comments:

Everyone going to the Chelsea event tomorrow have a fabulous time.  Will be there in spirit!


Dee 
10/24/05 at 11:39 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Neice - Harry Potter Uno? Oh dear...now one more piece of needless Snape stuff that I MUST buy! I can't wait to clutch #3 tightly to my boosom and shout "UNO!" Thanks for sharing!

 

OT - I saw where Rosa Parks died. Must admit that I didn't realise she was still living. Her famous stand for civil rights happened before I was born - so to me, it fit into the heroic deeds of history books. How amazing that this strong, courageous woman was still with us in this day and age.

 

I hope everyone down south is safe from Wilma!


CatsPlay 
10/24/05 at 10:03 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Helen

 

Thanks.  Actually, I splurged on myself on Amazon this evening so I will have Return of the Native and lots of other AR goodies coming soon!

 

To all those going to Chelsea tomorrow, have a blast!  We will be thinking of you and can't wait to hear every single little detail from you when you get back!

 

 


Helen 
10/24/05 at 09:40 PM

What is your location? New York

Comments:

Claudia:  I have a Region 2 DVD player that I use for my Spanish copy of Closet Land.  I just run through those steps with the remote.

 

CatsPlay:  I believe there is a copy of The Return of the Native being offered now on ebay.

 

 


Neice 
10/24/05 at 09:38 PM

What is your location? stepping out of lurkdom for the moment from Philly, Pa

Comments:

I so enjoy reading this page (thank you everyone!!) but don't usually have anything terribly interesting to add.   But this occurred to me to share last night while I was playing cards with my family. 

 

This is for those Alan Rickman/Snape fans who like to play card games.  My family and I often play Harry Potter Uno.  It's based on the Uno card games with additional "magic" cards like a "howler" and an" invisibility cloak."  It's enjoyed by all-ages and the big perk for AR fans is that occasionally you get to look at Snape's lovely smirk on the number 3 cards.  Perfect way to combine family time with your Snape obsession. 

 

 

Have a great night, All!!
roxysue 
10/24/05 at 06:22 PM

What is your location? S.Eng

Comments:

Hi Bluebeatbabe

  Yes I replied to your first e-mail then saw your second e-mail with a different address and have forwarded my message to you. See you tomorrow , 4.30ish !  I hope the weather improves !!


Sherry 
10/24/05 at 05:53 PM

Comments:

CatsPlay--I haven't been able to find Closet Land on region 1 DVD yet, and I haven't found rasputin on DVD at all-only VHS. If you them on DVD region 1, let us know! PLEASE!!!!!


Bluebeatbabe 
10/24/05 at 05:27 PM

Comments:

RoxySue,

 

Did you get my email ? Please reply via the GB. Hope to see you tomorrow


Ulrika 
10/24/05 at 05:18 PM

Comments:

And to all Potter fans:

If you would like to listen to the entire Goblet of fire soundtrack, visit this page: http://music.aol.com/artist/main.adp?tab=album&albumid=802181

 

Good night everyone


Ulrika 
10/24/05 at 05:09 PM

What is your location? Swe

Comments:

Favourite Rickman films??

 

All Harry Potter films !!! (OK, I admit it...I have a crush on Professor Snape), Blow Dry (Alan Rickman is WONDERFUL in this film), Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually and Something the lord made. And he's deliciously evil in Die Hard and Robin Hood.....but since I'm a Potter-addict as well, my favourite Rickman character will probably always be Snape, .    

 

My least favourite Rickman film, no doubt, is Judas Kiss..... I hate to say it, but that film isn't good at all....in fact, it is really really bad.....not that Rickman and Emma Thompson aren't good, because they always are, but the story isn't and I would only recommend Rickmaniacs to buy it!

 

But almost any other Rickman film is worth seeing

 


CatsPlay 
10/24/05 at 04:30 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Hello

 

I'm finalizing an Amazon purchase, and was wondering --

 

Is there a Closet Land Region 1 DVD?

 

Is there a Rasputin Region 1 DVD?

 

Thanks!


Hikity 
10/24/05 at 04:18 PM

Comments:

Mia, for me: definitely

Blow Dry, An Awfully Big Adventure and Sense & SensibilityNightynight


Mia 
10/24/05 at 03:40 PM

What is your location? sweden

Comments:

I guess I have too search some more Witch A.R film are your favorite?


Alba 
10/24/05 at 03:32 PM

Comments:
Check out http://www.brunopress.nl and search for AR in entertainment. There are some nice pics I don't remembering having seen before...new shots of old events. Are any of these new to anyone else?
Ulrika 
10/24/05 at 03:15 PM

What is your location? Sweden

Comments:

Hi Mia! Nice to see some more Swedes here!!! I'm a HUGE Rickman fan as well. I've found most of my Rickman films on CDON.com and in stores such as Rocks and Åhléns city (but I'm from Stockholm, and it's probably a lot easier to find them in Sthlm than in Tollarp...). I've got around 18 Rickman films, and I've managed to find them all in Sweden.

 

Cheers!

 


Claudia #53676 
10/24/05 at 02:56 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi victoria AND Mia!  Welcome to our group!  I hope you will hang with us....we are a lot of fun!

 

 


Mia 
10/24/05 at 02:51 PM

What is your location? Tollarp, Sweden

Comments:

Alan Rickman is the BEST!!

Do you know where I can Find pictures to my cell-phone?

Ore where I can find some of his DVD:s...

I hope you understands my English


Laura 
10/24/05 at 02:44 PM

Comments:

I didn't remember this red jacket, sorry if it has been posted before


Laura 
10/24/05 at 02:28 PM

Comments:


Reedpipe 
10/24/05 at 01:57 PM

What is your location? CT

Comments:
Thanks much, Susan CA!  I guess I have actually seen the GQ interview thanks to Claudia and the DLH. 

Anyhow, you all brighten my day.  In-laws have been in for a 2-week stay and I'm going slightly batty.  But last night I sat down with my mother- and father-in-law while hubby was working and watched StLM with them!  Of course they liked the movie (although notoriously hard to please), but couldn't figure out why I'd make these funny whimpering noises whenever Dr. Blalock would come on the screen.


Laura 
10/24/05 at 01:55 PM

Comments:

wow, where did you find it? Fantastic! thank you!

 


Creamuts 
10/24/05 at 01:52 PM

What is your location? Twenthe

Comments:

A very "pissed" looking Alan....

 


 


Dee 
10/24/05 at 01:17 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Christina - I use Photoshop 8.0. Although I work at a library, I freelance as a photojournalist, so I have all this cool digital photo stuff! Love it! I could play in Photoshop for hours!


Susan CA 
10/24/05 at 01:03 PM

Comments:
The brief interview from the GQ Easter egg is on the DLH.  But here's how to get to it on the region 1 DVD.  Load the disk; go to special features/cast and crew/Alan Rickman.  At the center of the top of the rectangle of information about AR is an oval; that's the egg; click on it, and you'll get a few nice comments from AR about the role of the-child-within in acting.


Leanne 
10/24/05 at 12:59 PM

Comments:

Victoria- I havent been able to find a site that does Rickman

wallpapers however, if you have bluetooth you can bluethooth

 them from your pc to your phone.

Thats how I did it!

Hope that helps!?

Leanne

-x-


victoria 
10/24/05 at 12:09 PM

What is your location? tennessee

Comments:
I love your site! Alan Rickman is the best actor in the history of history, not to mentin the sexiest. does anyone know where i can find wallpapers of him for my cell phone? if so i'm highnote69@webtv.net thax
Claudia 
10/24/05 at 11:40 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 for the review, Sue.  The play doesn't seem to be getting as much attention as it did in April, is it?

 


Alba 
10/24/05 at 11:33 AM

Comments:
Love the Mr. England story, Claudia!!!!
Dee 
10/24/05 at 10:52 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Vicki - *laughing hysterically* Drats! You've discovered my secret plans!  Instead of trying to trick teh man, perhaps honesty would be the best policy. I'll just explain my quest, and being a gentleman I'm sure AR will politely oblige. Do you think there's a chance it might last longer than 20 minutes?

 

Thanks for starting my Monday off with a laugh!  

 

 


Leanne #53264 
10/24/05 at 10:49 AM

Comments:

Hey all!!

 I dont come on for two days and look whats happend!

An absolute Alan Rickman fest/feast of goodies!!!!

Fantastic pictures, interviews and snippets for me to read through and enough to keep me going

till the end of the week!! Speaking of which, the voting ENDS NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

until the yearly one that is!!!

Dee- crackin' pictures as usual!!  

Newbies- WELCOME!!!!!

Everyone else-

 

Leanne

-x-


RickiNicki 
10/24/05 at 10:44 AM

Comments:
Claudia, thank you for the bowling update, I didn't know that they rented a bowling alley. I just knew AR was bowling. btw I like it and I would love to go again.

About the Perfume pictures, maybe this website is from Merce. BTW can you see that his hand's swollen on one picture? It looks serious.  Maybe he was stung by a wasp or something.


Claudia #53329 
10/24/05 at 10:24 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

deepdiscountdvd.com    I had a bad experience (w/Something the Lord Made) with them and Emily had a nightmare experience (w/the Winter Guest) with them.  Maybe someone else has had good luck with them.

 

Thanks Elaine for the "feel better". 

 

Ohhhhhh, I am sooo unhappy with how BBC-A has handled Monarch of the Glen.  We haven't had any new episodes since series 4.  Its soooo sad    

 

And I love Hank Azaria!!!  I am trying to be patient for Huff season 1 to come out on DVD.....and I'm dying for season 2 to start up on Showtime! 

 

 


Chalebh 
10/24/05 at 10:23 AM

What is your location? still sneezing

Comments:

Claudia: Closet Land DVD -- This isn't a hack. It's just the way for this DVD to change the subtitles. With my DVD player I just use the buttons on the remote control "audio" to change the audio track and subtitles to change between the Spanish subtitling and "off". But that doesn't work with every DVD player. So the other described way makes the changes in the DVD menu (not the player).

 

On my way home

 

Chalebh


sue 
10/24/05 at 10:22 AM

Comments:

Finally a review of My Name is Rachel Corrie in one of the papers. From this afternoon's Evening Standard:

 


CatsPlay 
10/24/05 at 10:17 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

OMG, other than AR, the Birdcage is my favorite movie of all time.  I have watched it a million times!

 

Has anyone ever ordered from deepdiscountdvd.com?  they seem to have a lot of Alan stuff.  I am wondering if they are reliable to order from.


Elaine 
10/24/05 at 10:06 AM

Comments:

Oh, and being sad, my favourite "Actor's Studio" was the one with the guys who "voice" the Simpsons! Hank Azaria always cracks me up (i can always see him in the Birdcage!)


Elaine 
10/24/05 at 10:04 AM

Comments:

Claudia, a lot of Brits would not have a clue who JS was, so don't worry! BTW, (O/T I know) just watched the very last "Monarch of the Glen". BIG tissue rating, and everyone lives happily ever after!

Planning to run myself a lovely deep bath - first steps to tomorrow!

 Skeleton (me, before bath...) 


Hikity 
10/24/05 at 09:46 AM

Comments:

Hi everybody,

thanks for all the news - so much posting in one day, pffff

should someone be interested:

just found RASPUTIN DVD English version with Dutch subtitles on ebay.de


Christina 
10/24/05 at 09:41 AM

What is your location? I am soooo high!

Comments:
I`m gettin` TMD today! couldn`t be more excited! I`m just hopping through all of the house and just can`t seem to stop! I think I`ll just laugh myself into a seizure!
Alfan - can`t wait for your next post, I`m soo curious about what you said about the filming of LA! (the farting horse was, by far, the coolest thing!Nasty! ) Hope you and your team did great on the competition! Can`t wait to hear the news!
Dee - You really are the funniest cookie in the drawer, aren`t you?  If you don`t mind me asking, what program did you use? Paint Shop Pro? Do you know which is the latest version?
Oh, and to all of you ladies going to Chelsea, have a great time tomorrow!


Claudia #53166 
10/24/05 at 09:26 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

This is totally OT but I can't help myself.  Not only do I find this hilarious....I'm a wee bit embarrassed by it too. 

 

"Mr. England" bemuses Alabama locals

 

 


Reedpipe 
10/24/05 at 09:04 AM

What is your location? CT

Comments:
Oh, lots to catch up on since I last lurked on Friday -- what a great way to start the week!  You lucky ladies going to Chelsea tomorrow: have a wonderful time and BE SAFE!

I'm stumped on the GQ Easter egg: how does one get to it?  


Claudia #53123 
10/24/05 at 08:53 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

CatsPlay, AR hasn't ever done Inside the Actors Studio.  I believe there was a huge fan request blitz while AR was spending so much time in New York during the Private Lives run but unfortunately the only in depth interview he did then was Charlie Rose.  It would have been (and still would be) wonderful if he had appeared on ItAS, though.  Sir Ian McKellen did an episode of ItAS.  It was really a great interview.  However, I was disappointed that they didn't address Rasputin.  After all, they seem to touch on just about every project an actor has done in these interviews.  I cant' remember if AR was mentioned during the Costner or Christian Slater ItAS interviews or not but I don't think he was.

 

As for RotN, there isn't a difference between the items...just the price being asked.  So its definitely a good idea to shop around.

 

Susan, The Preacher has been the only AR piece that has shocked me about how much I paid.  LOL  But I have to admit that I think I would have paid a lot more for Rasputin than I did because it is such a wonderful AR performance, IMO. That whole film was just beautifully done.

 

Dee, your wallpapers are hilarious!  Between you and the other "Red Tango Jr", Vicki...I'm wiping away tears from laughter this morning!

 

Helen, is the hack you provided for your DVD player or is it intended for any player reading the Spanish Closet Land DVD?  I think I've posted this site before here but for anyone that doesn't have a multi-region player and isn't afraid to hack your player in order to play other regions, I (and others) have used VideoHelp for years.  This site is very helpful for just about any video needs. 

 

Lauren, be sure to play back your AR DVD with commentaries and extras.  As Alfan as eluded to....they are packed with lots of little surprises. 

 

Ohhhh kathy!  I was just sooo heart-broken about your wine tragedy!  Hey...not Butterfingers...or even Reeses would be able to pacify me if I had driven such a long way and that had happened to me!

 

Chalebh, thank you or the MD autograph AND the picture of AR and LD from Private Lives. There used to be a lot of comments about how big his head was in relation to Lindsay Duncan's mid-section.  LOL 

 

Speaking of LD, AFNH informs me that Rome will be coming to UK televison this week!  Ohhh are you guys in for a treat!  My advice...be patient because I thought the show got off to a slow start but your patience will be rewarded ten-fold, I promise!  Ciaran Hinds, Lindsay Duncan, Polly Walker, Ray Stevenson, and a long list of great British talent are in this one. And beware.....James Purefoy as Marc Antony is, IMO, swoon-worthy!  Yum!  Also, for HBO subscribers..its not to late to see it from the start.  HBO is airing all the episodes this week.  Check your local listings.  Last night they did episodes 1-3 and I think they are set to air again this week. 

 

RickiNicki, according to one of the stage hands for Private Lives, AR did rent a bowling alley for a week so the cast and crew would have a place to go to relax and have a good time in between shows.  Also, there were lots of reports, at the time, of him wearing "bowling alley" type shoes.  LOL

 

Also RickiNicki, the three bottom Perfume pics were sent to me a few weeks back by a sweet lady called Mercè who was an extra on the set. 

 

Sue...I'm excited about getting my Shakespeare Essentials CD too!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


me again 
10/24/05 at 08:34 AM

Comments:
Erm.... make that Peekabooh.

Peekabooj 
10/24/05 at 08:33 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
Thanks Sue and Aurora for answering my question about Return of the Native. And thanks Laura for the Kelkoo site.

Dee, you´re hilarious! Thanks for cheering up my Monday!



Laura 
10/24/05 at 08:20 AM

Comments:

53080!

Thank you all for the links and for  the photos.

about DVDs, I found kelkoo.it or kelkoo.co.uk or even .com  having DVDs compared for best price! give it a try before spending too much money

 

Laura


CatsPlay 
10/24/05 at 07:30 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

 

Hey, if any of you going tomorrow is a little geeky, you could use this service called "Flickr" to upload photos to the web in realtime from a cameraphone.  That way, the rest of us who can't attend could kind of be getting updates live, in realtime!

 

Here is the website,

 

http://www.flickr.com

 

and here is a little info about how you upload from the phone (question 7)

 

http://www.flickr.com/help/photos/#34

 

Depending on your phone plan, though, you might incur charges for uploading, though (but I'm guessing we would all pitch in some $ -- or should I say pounds!). 

 

Really, though, if I were you I'd be trying to be 100% focused on AR instead of toying with my phone!  So that's probably a bad idea.

 

 


RickiNicki 
10/24/05 at 07:23 AM

Comments:
cool, thanks, CatsPlay!

CatsPlay 
10/24/05 at 07:18 AM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

RiciNicki,

 

Here is the website for "Inside the Actors Studio".

 

http://www.bravotv.com/Inside_the_Actors_Studio/

 


RickiNicki 
10/24/05 at 06:49 AM

Comments:
Dee your wallpaper is brilliant!!! "slytherin kicks ass" rofl!

BTW has anyone heard of Alan going bowling? Once I read it somewhere but can't remember where.


RickiNicki 
10/24/05 at 06:38 AM

Comments:
Oh, on the German AR board they posted for me unknown set pics from Perfume (thanks to lori)

Here they come

http://zakara.joueb.com/news/27.shtml




RickiNicki 
10/24/05 at 06:31 AM

Comments:
What is "inside the actors studio", do they only interviews? I have heard of it before, either it was Elton John or Russell Crowe related, can't remember.

I know it's totaly out of topic but I think Elton John and Russell Crowe would get along with each other, they're both hot tempered. lol. I wonder if AR would get along with them, I doubt it. But it would be interesting. Yesterday I watched 2 Russell Crowe films with my friend *waves to Gaby if she's lurking* and I mentioned that it would be great to see Alan and Russell in one film. If this ever happened? I don't know.


sue 
10/24/05 at 06:19 AM

Comments:

Great papers Dee, thanks for the Monday morning laugh


Chalebh 
10/24/05 at 02:35 AM

What is your location? sneezing in front of my computer screen

Comments:

tuplow: The spanish DVD is region 2 (Europe). You can buy the DVD from ebay.de or order it here. http://www.dvdgo.com. Got for the English version and type in the search engine "closet land". But beware the shipping is really high. They have also a DVD of Thérèse Raquin.

 

 

Thanks for all the new pictures.

 

So here here one, somehow AR related.

 

 

And one really AR related

 

 

 

Have a nice week

 

Chalebh

 


kathy 
10/24/05 at 02:08 AM

Comments:

You guys are just too funny--can't imagine the conversation after a glass or two of wine!!!

 

Speaking of wine--I made the treck out of the county to buy my elicit bottle of devil water and opened the back door of the car when I got home and the bottle rolled out onto the driveway and BROKE-- lovely ruby colored liquid ran down my driveway--I wanted to spit--actually what I said would have made a sailor blush!  I knew I should have bought 2 bottles.  So I ate Butterfingers instead!

 

Can't wait to hear all the news from Chelsea. have fun everyone.


Vicki 
10/24/05 at 01:48 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

You guys are just the greatest!  It's so nice to come here after a couple of days and read all the great posts, juicy tidbits of info, and see the great pictures and wallpapers.  This is the best guest book around. 

 

Welcome to all the new people and many thanks to Elaine for her exhaustive work on transcribing the MNiRC talks.  Where else would you find so many people willing to share?

 

I hope all of you who are going to the Chelsea talk can get together.  We will all be there in spirit with you.

 

Now....ahem.....I am really wondering about Dee.  Does she really want to take a trip to the UK to do some shopping...or does she actually have a hidden agenda???  Perhaps this has less to do with Selfridges and more to do with her insatiable quest for sex on foreign soil!  Oh, yes....I can just picture her lurking about Alan's neighborhood, leaving a trail of Reese's pieces and rhubarb pie crumbs trying to lure an unsuspecting Alan from his lair.  Then when he has taken the bait, she will seductively invite him upstairs to view her erotic ARtwork.  Upon hearing her cleverly crafted alias, "Buttertart", he will soon be too weak to resist and Dee will have yet another "stamp on her passport", so to speak.  Oh, you shameless hussy....we can see right through you, yes we can! 

 

Seriously though, I'm just having a little fun at Dee's expense.  Hope you don't mind....your post just cracked me up!  We all know you're really just a sweet and innocent Indiana girl.  But if you get the chance, do go to London!  A great place to Christmas shop!  Hope you make it!


Alfan 
10/24/05 at 12:48 AM

What is your location? Canada--soon to be visiting the USA

Comments:

Totally frickin awesome Dee!!!!! Thats the nicest gesture and i am so using that for my new wallpaper---with your permission of course.

 

Oh and by the way---Im Slytherin all the way, and i am actually the bowling captian for our team,,,,,and one more thing about my bowling,,,,,,,,i so suck.

 

Thanks bud.


Elaine 
10/24/05 at 12:22 AM

Comments:

Dee, many thanks for the wallpaper! Red Tango would be proud of you. We have a similar campaign for Cadbury's Cream Eggs! I love both!


Dee 
10/24/05 at 12:20 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Alfan - Are you back from bowling? I made something for you!

 

Gee...I'm in a silly mood tonight! First Reese Cups and now bowling! I'd better get to bed before I do something REALLY strange!


Alfan 
10/24/05 at 12:12 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Oh gods, i absolutly love commentaries. Thanks guys, no problem. I am sure you wont regret going back and learning little tid bits on the filming of the movie and specially wont mind learning the tid bits on Alan.

 

Now, there are a few newbies here that i probably havnt told this to but if anyone is still interested in the copy of the Mclean's Snowcake article ( actually the magazine with the article in). I still have one copy left to send to anyone who would like it, that means overseas too.............


Lucy 
10/24/05 at 12:03 AM

What is your location? Ga

Comments:

Goodness, you guys write a LOT!

 

Giant Snape!  Sexy Sheriff!  As You Like It super-sexy picture I'd never seen before!  Articles, more pictures, etc. THANKS!

 

 


Lauren 
10/23/05 at 10:16 PM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

Comments:
i missed so many posts! I am too tired to catch up right now, but I just wanted to say thanks to Alfan for posting the info about the DVD commentaries.

I have a bunch of Alan DVDs and I have only watched the movie itself, and any interviews (if there are any)... I have never watched any of the commentaries. I am excited now to re-watch my movies and see what silly things I can find out... specifically Dogma and love actually. Also, I had a suspicion that it was Alan's handwriting on the note in Love Actually... thanks for the useless Alan info!

Carolina 
10/23/05 at 08:16 PM

What is your location? South America

Comments:

Thank you very much Alanfan!


Sherry 
10/23/05 at 08:14 PM

Comments:

Amazon has the Spanish "Closet Land' on DVD, but it's region 2 & probably won't play here. You might want to go to Amazon.com & look into it further.  


Alfan 
10/23/05 at 08:10 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Well, Kristian Slater was absolutly thrilled when he found out that he would be working with Alan Rickman and honored to be working with a sort of Shakespearian  british actor. But when he found out that his scene invoved hanging upside down he was rather pissed.

I will answer your guys's questions after i go bowling, yes i am in a bowling league. I will go through my dvd's and if you want to know the answeres to the silly commentary questions, i will answer them for you. Now you know why im the queen of UAI---oh that stands for useless Alan info.


tuplow 
10/23/05 at 08:07 PM

What is your location? Budapest, Hungary

Comments:
Hi again,

is there a Spanish DVD of Closet Land?
What region is Spain?
It is impossible to obtain the movie in Hungary, it wasn't even ever on TV!

On a totally different subject: thanks for the warm welcome here, I think I just found the perfect place to hang out whenever Rickmania takes its holdd on me ))



Carolina 
10/23/05 at 07:57 PM

What is your location? South America

Comments:

52449 votes!

 

I hope you don´t mind my asking, but...could anybody tell me what it is Mr. Slater had to say about Alan Rickman?

 

You see, there is no way I can get that DVD down here and I´d really like to know what other actors think of Alan.

 

Thanks for your help!


Helen 
10/23/05 at 07:54 PM

What is your location? New York

Comments:

Hi everyone!

 

For Susan CA: If you want to play the Spanish DVD of "Closet Land" try this.  It's a little awkward but it works:

IDIOMAS - ENTER

V.O. INGLES - enter

PLAY- AS SOON AS MOVIE BEGINS PRESS

MENU - on your remote

IDIOMAS- enter

SIN SUBTITULOS- ENTER

PLAY

 

There must be a shorter way to do this- if you find it, let me know!

 

Good luck!!!


Susan CA 
10/23/05 at 07:38 PM

Comments:
There is a Spanish DVD of Closet Land.  The Spanish track is dubbed, and, if anyone knows how to get the subtitles off the screen of the English track, please let me know.

Sherry 
10/23/05 at 07:32 PM

Comments:

Supply & demand must be right! I paid $59.00 for "Closet Land"-and that was for VHS (no DVD version yet). But it was worth it-a very good movie.


Susan CA 
10/23/05 at 07:22 PM

Comments:
If we can produce a thousand votes a day, AR will finish the month with a nice round 60,000.  Twice Hugh Jackman's total.

As far as I know, AR has never been on Inside the Actors Studio, although some of us e-mailed Bravo a while back requesting that he be.  Which was like e-mailing Sunlight Productions.

The price asked for ROTN probably has to do with the law of supply and demand, just like the last few copies of Mesmer now selling for such astonishing prices.  If you want one very much and there are fewer and fewer of them, you'll pay a lot.  I am still in shock at what I was willing to pay for Rasputin as it was selling out.


Dee 
10/23/05 at 07:19 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Laurie - Glad to give you a smile!

 

Elaine - I'm giving YOU this wallpaper to satisfy your sweet tooth for American chocolate and peanut butter!

 

 

(explaination for out of towners: Here in the US, a recent Reese Cup commericial asks, "How do you eat a Reese?" because everyone eats them differently - nibbles around the edge, breaks in half, saves the outer shell for last...)


Aurora 
10/23/05 at 07:02 PM

Comments:
Peekabooh, ROTN sells for $28.32 U.S. at amazon.com, new.  Even with international shipping, that's less than any of those prices in £. Dunno why.  Maybe they bought it up in bigger volume?  Hi all.
CatsPlay 
10/23/05 at 07:00 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Hello

 

Curious if Alan has ever been interviewed on "Inside the Actor's Studio"?  This is (or at least used to be) a pretty high-brow, serious interview show.  They really used to focus on "serious" actors although I do think the show has gone downhill a bit in that respect (watched an episode today with Elton John, and Rosie ODonnell is on this week, too -- HUH??!).  The interviews are done by James Lipton, at some acting school in New York, are a full 2 hours long and extremely in depth and relatively intelligently done, and at the end the students get to ask the actor questions as well.  I always find them interesting.

 

This seems like such a natural fit for someone of Alan's caliber.  It would be great to see him on this show. 


Claudia #52371 
10/23/05 at 06:59 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi Carolyse and welcome to our group!  I hope you will have a lot of fun with us. 

 

roxysue, we have a lot of folks from here going Tuesday.  I hope you all can hook up for a drink! 

 

Whoa....Elijah Wood has over 10,000 votes now.  He'll never pass us though!

 

 


Carolyse 
10/23/05 at 06:25 PM

What is your location? Ohio

Comments:

Hello everyone!  I absolutely LOVE this site!  The pictures are scrumptous! 

I wanted to know if any of you ladies (or gentlemen) went last summer to the Harry Potter "Lumos" symposium?  This year it's held in Las Vegas!  Please, if anyone has attended this affair, could you post your thoughts?  What should we see/not see? 

Thank you so much!

 


Sue ( roxysue ) 
10/23/05 at 06:13 PM

What is your location? S.Eng.

Comments:

I can't believe how many posts are on this site since I looked on Friday ! We've had a hectic weekend with brother-in-law and family being here, so had no time to post. Tuesday is nearly on us and I would really like to meet some of you girls who are attending the Chelsea event. So if Elaine,Sue, Bluebeatbabe would like to e-mail me that would be great ! Does anyone know what time the doors open, in order to get a good view ( tee hee! ). Don't forget I've got a free ticket if anyone would like it, as hubby is babysitting.

   Thought I'd better refer to myself as "roxysue " as there seems to be alot of "Sue's" on this guestbook.We saw "the curse of the were-rabbit " today at the pics (great !) and also a trailer of GoF- not long now !!  Sleep tight !


Laurie 
10/23/05 at 06:08 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

I just got back from being away for a few days and wow, you ladies have been busy!  Thanks for all the new stuff, everyone.

 

Dee, you crack me up! I really needed to laugh like that after the past few days I've had, Thanks! I also saw that you are thinking about flying to London. Do it , if you can, you won't regret it. Did you know about the Goddess Giveaway sweepstakes? I don't know if this will work (I know Claudia has posted it here before) but it's at www.randomhouse.com/bantamdell/kinsella/index.htm

 

You can enter daily until October 31st.  Good Luck!

 


sue 
10/23/05 at 06:05 PM

Comments:

Actually I have just looked at those on Amazon.co.uk and they all seem to be secondhand (even if some are unplayed) so the prices seem to vary a lot. They don't seem to have it to order as new.


sue 
10/23/05 at 05:58 PM

Comments:

£59.99 sounds a bit pricey to me. I ordered it from a local bookshop a couple of years back and I think it cost me approx £36. The American price seems very cheap though.


Peekabooh 
10/23/05 at 05:43 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
Hi all,

I´ve got a question. I noticed that amazon.com offers the Return of the Native for $28,32 while amazon.co.uk offers it for £59.99 (both are new prices)! Is there a difference, does anyone know? Thanks.



Dee 
10/23/05 at 05:29 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

These may be old photos to some of you:

 




AFNH 
10/23/05 at 05:23 PM

Comments:
Nope, Sue - that one's new to me...
sue 
10/23/05 at 05:18 PM

Comments:

Somebody is selling two RSC postcards on ebay. One is a well-known shot from LLD but I don't think I have seen this one from As You Like It before:

asyoulikeit.jpg

 

Oh that reminds me we should get our Shakespeare cds this week, shouldn't we???


Carly Lynda 
10/23/05 at 05:15 PM

What is your location? MONTREAL, Canada

Comments:

Ooh!

 

Thanks for the scoop, Susan!

 

I had not seen that delicacy over at ARDH ... an oversight on my part, I believe. *Slaps herself on the forehead*

 

I saw it and what a wonderful "around-the-garden-patch" interview it is.

 

It's great to see Alan speak about so many of His other movies as well.

 

A true keeper indeed!

 

Again, thanks, Susan!

 

And thanks to Claudia for having added this little treasure to AR's Haven.


AFNH 
10/23/05 at 04:54 PM

Comments:
Looks like none at all - hee-hee! Poor Alan- strung along! The strumpet!
Saw James Purefoy on stage in '93 with Tom Conti, was quite nice then! (OK, I'm being a strumpet now!)
sue 
10/23/05 at 04:49 PM

Comments:

Then the little madam goes and two times him in her next video with Jean Reno and now James Purefoy!!! Has she no shame??


AFNH 
10/23/05 at 04:42 PM

Comments:
Lisa - yes you're right about Michael Kamen, it all came about through him. Here's the interview with SS where she mentions Alan (which I believe was originally on Claire's Picture Page):

Extract from interview with Sharleen Spiteri
HEAT Magazine 30th September 2000
Q. Yeah, but now you get to tango on petrol station forecourt with Alan Rickman on your videos.
S. I was chatting away to Michael Kamen, the string arranger who did Net Aid with us, and he said: "My friend loves you." And I said, "Ooh, who is your friend?" And he replied, "Alan Rickman." And I think he's wicked, fantastic. I love him. Later, when I was talking to (video director) Vaughan about our new single In Demand, we thought we need to find someone who you'd believe would just throw me into a tango. And I thought: "Alan Rickman. That's it."
Q. He was only too happy to comply?
S. I called him up and left amessage and he phoned me back at about nine in the morning, and Ashley (Heath, style guru and Sharleen's boyfriend) answered. He comes running into the bedroom going, "Shar! It's Alan Rickman on the phone!" So I pick up the phone, and he goes, "Helloooo." He talks sooo like that. And I did that thing where you pretend you've been up for hours.
Q. Was it a sexy video to make?
S. Really sexy. He throws you about and you're like,"Take me." But my mum thought it was strange, seeing me with an older man.
Then later, Alan was told of the interview, and this was his response:
Rickman fancies Sharleen back!
Sharleen fancies Alan Rickman - Earlier this week, Texas singer Sharleen spoke to Radio 1 about dancing with Alan Rickman in her new video and revealed how much she fancied him. So Radio 1 took the opportunity of breaking the news to him at Wednesday's premiere: "Oh really? Not half as much as I fancied her! It’s not difficult when you’re pressed that close together. It was a thrill. She’s a really good dancer."

Susan CA 
10/23/05 at 03:52 PM

Comments:
The CME interview is on the film page of the DLH, on the right, toward the bottom.

Dee 
10/23/05 at 03:40 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

CatsPlay - wOw! Thank you for that huge photo of Snape! I've seen a smaller version but - OH! - I'll be able to do great things with this big one! Thanks!

 

Sue -- You want to play with him this week? *snort* Don't we all, dear. Don't we all...

 

Carly Lynda - Thanks for the photo info. What a great view of that beautiful roaming hand! Sigh...*mind wanders*

 

Okay Alfan...stop teasing us with those juicy tidbits and no answers!! First you tempted me with S&S secrets and now all those commentary teasers!! *pulls hair in frustration* Why did AR send chocolates? And who did he dance with? And, and, and...!

 

coolshop? Where are you today? Hope you come back soon!


Sherry 
10/23/05 at 03:38 PM

Comments:

I just got The Winter Guest, I'll definitely will have to check out the extras section!


Carly Lynda 
10/23/05 at 03:27 PM

What is your location? MONTREAL, Canada

Comments:

Yes, Susan is absolutely right about the Region 1 of CME not having the AR interview. *Sniff!*  *Sniff!*

 

In fact, if anyone here can provide me and other Region 1'ers with such an interview, that would be *GREATLY* appreciated.  Claudia, hint!  Hint!

 

As for the AR interview on the Region 1 DVD of "The Winter Guest", I can safely confirm that it is indeed made up of 26 beautiful, glorious and unadulterated minutes of non-stop Rickmanhood, who looks radiant, well rested and quite forthcoming with long answers and comments.  And sports beautiful long "dark" locks and a moustache and pinch à la Elliott Marston.  *Faints!*

 


Susan CA 
10/23/05 at 03:17 PM

Comments:
DVD extras are often different on the region 1 DVDs and those for region 2.  CME region 2 has AR's interview; region 1 doesn't.  WG region 1 has the long, long interview; region 2 doesn't.  Thanks so much to Claudia for making great extras available to everyone. 

Yes, there is an "Easter egg" on the region 1 version of GQ; I don't know if it's on any other version.  The only time I know of that AR took part in an actual commentary, as opposed to an interview, is when he participated a little in the text commentary written out as subtitles on the region 1 (probably deluxe version) DHrd.

CatsPlay 
10/23/05 at 03:09 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

 

WOW!  Thanks so much to everyone for the insight on all of the DVD commentaries, etc.   Your responses are much more than I could have hoped for!   Tonight I must plan my purchases on Amazon and ebay!  


Laura 
10/23/05 at 02:42 PM

Comments:
thank you Alfan, I wonder why my dvd has not this commentary (???) Laura
Alfan 
10/23/05 at 02:33 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

All dvd commentaries are on the extra's that come with the dvd itself and it gives you a choice to watch the  movie with or without the commentary. Some dvd's (robin hood, die hard, sense and sensibity, dogma etc) come with two different commentaries, one with the director and one with actors. The ones with the actors are so much more informative and funny. Specially Dogma, listening to Kevin, Ben, the two Jasons is absolutly halarious.


Lisa 
10/23/05 at 02:16 PM

What is your location? En-ger-land

Comments:

Refering to the In Demand video,the groups singer Sharleen Spitirri was talking to the late composer Micheal Kamen,when he mentioned to her that Alan liked their music,and she in turn said that she loved him,then the director of said video wanted her to come up with an idea,and she thought who would be a great one for throwing her around a petrol station,ladies and gentlemen,I give you one Mr Rickman.....

She left a message on his phone,he then rang back and agreed....

All I have to say is....

Damn,she is one lucky girl......

What I would not give to be thrown around like that,and that glorious little smile he gives her in the car and at the station,oh,to die for,yes ladies,to die for.....


Laura 
10/23/05 at 02:01 PM

Comments:

what commentary? sorry if my question is silly, I don't understand if it's in the DVDs or somewhere else

laura


Alfan 
10/23/05 at 01:58 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

I believe Blow Dry has an extra bit of Alan on the special features, so does Galaxy Quest ( ti think its this dvd that has the hidden Alan interview but dont quote me on that, i have to visit my dvd drawer for that ) and i think Something the Lord Made aslo has an Alan interview. But if you guys dont mind my bossiness here, if you get a chance, listen to the dvd commentaries, they are a gambit of Alan info.

--Do you know how serious Alan took the part of Blalock, well the commentary tells you.

--Do you know that the movie Bob Roberts would not of been made if not for the signing of Alan, and he did if for almost nothing, well you learn more than that on the commentary.

--Did you know what the hardest scene in Dark Harbor for Alan was not the kissing scene? The commentary tell you what was.

--Did you know that the writting on the letter to Karen/Emma in Love Actually is Alan's real handwritting? Find out what the hardest scene in that movie was to shoot and why.

--Did you know Alan did his own stunts in Die Hard, do you know what two body parts he injured during these stunts and what he truly thinks of guns, well the commentary tell you.

--Do you know how many times they asked Alan to do George the Sherrif and what does Kristian Slater really think of Alan, well check out the commentary.

--Did you know there was a farting problem on the set of S&S, well you will find out who and why in the commentary.

 

Ok, that is all i remember off the top of my head. And Sherry, i tell you that you wont regret getting the diaries, if you do i will personally send you the re-embersment money.


Elaine 
10/23/05 at 01:51 PM

Comments:

Thanks for the pointer. The Leaky Cauldron has some other HUGE Snape piccies!


Carly Lynda 
10/23/05 at 01:34 PM

What is your location? MONTREAL, Canada

Comments:

A Good Sunday to you all of you from drabby and cold Montreal!

 

For Dee:

 

Your two "blast-from-the-past" Alan piccies are not new to me and I can enlighten you as to their providence:-

 

This is one from the 1976-1977 stage production of "The Devil Is An Ass" where Alan played "Wittipol".

 

And here is another one from that same play for your collection, unless you already saw this one:-

 

 

 

And this one comes the 1985 play of "Troilus and Cressida" where Alan played "Achilles".

 

For Elaine:

 

Thank you so *VERY* much for your exhaustive and comprehensive personal account of your "Close Encounter of the Rickman Kind".

 

I am in awe of anyone who can so much as "inhale" the "Essence of Le Rickman".

 

Cherish the memories!!

 

CARLY LYNDA


Laura 
10/23/05 at 01:34 PM

Comments:

I think your site has all the dvd extras that I know of: close my eyes, help I'm a fish, galaxy quest. There is a scene in the dvd of Love Actually, a cut scene I think, no interview, not in my dvd at least.

He is seen in 1-2 seconds of Michael COllins extra, I have to re-check but I remember the disappointment of seeing him only for fo short time. He has a quick interview in DIe Hard and he's well seen (plus the interview) in Robin Hood special edition.

Nothing in Sense and sensibility, january man(sigh!)

Laura


Claudia 
10/23/05 at 01:28 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oops and thank you for the huge pic of Snape too, CatsPlay!  And I think you will find that you won't ever be disappointed with Sue's "playing" around with a piccie....EVER! 

 

 


Claudia #51748 
10/23/05 at 01:26 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi CatsPlay and welcome aboard!  I hope you will find us a fun little group to hang with.  It looks like our other helpful members here have stepped up to the plate on answers to your questions.  See what helpful bunch we are?  *grin*

 

I would like to add that AR does have a bit of an interview on the Help! I'm a Fish DVD.  I believe it is only in region 2 but you can find the clip on the Films page of the Download Haven. 

 

Also, he did an interview for the Winter Guest which appeared first on the European DVD and Kaat was soooo generous in sending me for the site as well.  Since then, the region 1 has been released and according to the ever mindful eyes of Emily and Susan CA, they have reported that the interview is a bit longer than what was on the European version by some 20 minutes.  So I am working on a new clip for the download haven.

 

Can anyone else think of any other DVD extras?

 


sue 
10/23/05 at 01:24 PM

Comments:

CatsPlay - Welcome and thanks for that big version of the new pic. I might play with him later in the week (but I do have a busy week it being half-term and all!)


Sherry 
10/23/05 at 01:11 PM

Comments:

Alfan--Well, Amazon just made some more $ from me...just ordered S & S Diaries from them. They have you to thank Alfan!! I've heard of it, but didn't think to buy it until I read your post!


Alfan 
10/23/05 at 12:35 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

I have both S & S diaries and ROTN cassette tape book. First of all, RoRN is brilliantly read by Alan and i tell yah, his voice has put me to sleep many nights ( i had to go back and listen because i dont remember what was said) and not only do you get to hear his mimicking voices, you get to hear him sing.

As far the diaries, totally worth getting. I so agree that Emma is halarious in her diaries. If you dont get it, you wont know what Alan thinks of cats, you wonder why Alan sent chocolates to the cast, you wont know who he twirls around the dance floor at one point during a party, you wont know where him and Greg Wise were all day one day, you wont realise how much time they actually spent in the bar and you wont know who was on the ceiling while all others were under the table after a night of drinking. You will look at both Hugh Grant and Hugh Lindsey differently, a sad thing happens while shooting this film,  and Emma has a special bond with a bathroom fixture,,,,,,,there are many more stories but those i remember off the top of my head. Totally worth it.


AFNH 
10/23/05 at 12:30 PM

Comments:
Quiet on here this afternoon, everyone must have worn themselves out with all this frantic posting! Off for a quick snooze before I have to pull the ironing board out - yuk!

Over 50,000 on the Hello poll - YAY!
Peekabooh 
10/23/05 at 12:27 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
Hi CatsPlay and welcome to our enthousiastic group of ARadmirers!
To answer your other questions; Yes, Rima is pronounced with a long E.
And to your commentARy question; Close My Eyes definately is worth a buy. Also a young AR is shown on Robin Hood (extended version), but only for a couple of minutes and on HP there is a commentary of about 2 minutes. I´m sure the rest of the GBérs will fill in the gaps for me.
Thanks for the Snape picture


AFNH 
10/23/05 at 12:25 PM

Comments:
You're welcome! And you're right, BTW, Rima's name is pronounced Reema.
CatsPlay 
10/23/05 at 12:21 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Hello AFNH,

 

Thanks for the welcome & answers!  Yes, Emma Thompson is delightfully amusing!

 

Not sure why my Snape-a-licious super huge pic doesn't show up in the other post, but here is the URL

 

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


AFNH 
10/23/05 at 12:15 PM

Comments:
WELCOME CatsPlay! To answer a couple of your questions, yes, the S&S Diaries are worth getting, Emma Thompson's writing is usually hilarious, and there are some nice little anecdotes about AR in there.
As for the audio books, RotN is certainly worth getting your hands on, AR is a great reader, and could make the phonebook sound interesting! He also did a book by Dornford Yates called Blind Corner, back in the '80's, but that can be hard to get hold of.
Also, the In Demand video is by Texas, a Scottish group. If I remember rightly, the idea came up and the singer, Sharleen Spiteri, said she would love to do a tango in the petrol station with Alan Rickman, and he agreed to do it! Rumour has it he is a fan of their music.
AFNH 
10/23/05 at 12:06 PM

Comments:
I see that Nottingham have been holding a medieval Robin Hood pageant over the last couple of days. Wonder if our George was stuck atop one of the floats? Here's a gratuitous pic of our Lord Sheriff, just for the heck of it.....



Dee - Canada?! - mind boggles.... BTW, for £599, you're probably flying the plane yourself!
CatsPlay 
10/23/05 at 12:03 PM

What is your location? Pittsburgh

Comments:

Hello

 

I'm new here but have been lurking awhile.  Have just recently discovered Alan and am enjoying working my way through his films, etc!  I've been building up a stockpile of questions, and figured this group would know the answers.

 

  • What is the background on the In Demand video -- wondering how it came about?  Doesn't seem in line with AR's typical choices of work?  Maybe I'm just out of it (likely), but I'd never heard of this singer/group before.  (but I'm certainly glad he was involved!)
  • Is it worth it buying the Sense & Sensibility Diaries?  Is there much mention of AR, or photos?  It can be had on Amazon for a few dollars so I guess there is no downside getting it as the movie was wonderful.
  • Is Rima pronounced "Ree-ma" (long E)?
  • On various AR movies on DVD, does Alan participate in the extras commentary on any? (ex. Winter Guest, others?)
  • Is buying the various books Alan reads on audio worth it?  For example, Return of the Native.  12 tapes worth of listening to AR sounds yummy -- great way to entertain myself while driving.  But, the story itself isn't something I'd normally be interested in.  Will the voice hold my attention?  Other audio recommended?

To thank you in advance for your answers!  I know this pic has been seen before recently, but I came across it in super huge Snape-a-licious size this morning.  For your viewing pleasure..!

 

 

click me!


Gissing's Girl 
10/23/05 at 10:52 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Thank you Hikity.


Lex 
10/23/05 at 09:55 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:
Hello Gissing Girl

The College is easily to be found. But propably you´ll be disappointed be the look of it.

If you intend to take a picture I suggest you try the small side street -to the right side  when standing in front of the building  ;-)
( there´s a small entrance with the schools sign and it might be the best way to take a picture when you try to get as much of the building on it as possible).

May I suggest when you like to go to Hammersmith/Acton that you pay the Latymer Upper a visit?
You can easily go there by bus or train and the schools in the Hight Street jsut across the street from the Polish community centre.
If you ask nicely the gatekeeper will grand you entrance and if you´re lucky he´ll show you around.
 - There´s also a side street and with a little luck you can see the pupil during their classes ;-)

By the way, the dress code might have changed a little since the 1960´s

Best wishes and enjoy our trip,

Lex






Hikity 
10/23/05 at 09:10 AM

What is your location? still green and beautiful Haan

Comments:

Gissing Girl: here is a tube map: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/pdfdocs/colourmap.pdf

 

and the college's address: http://www.chelsea.arts.ac.uk/

address: Millbank, London, SW1P4RJ next to Tate Britain and here is a description how to reach it:

http://www.chelsea.arts.ac.uk/docs/Millbank_Map.pdf

 

Underground: Pimlico and Vauxhall (Victoria Line) or Westminster (Circle and Jubilee Lines)

 

I wish you great fun!


Gissing's Girl 
10/23/05 at 08:57 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Can someone tell me the nearest tube station to the Chelsea College of Art and Design. I would be very grateful if you could as I don't go to London very often and am not familiar with the underground.


Laura 
10/23/05 at 08:26 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

51361

 

Happy sunday to all of you! I love coming here and finding all the pics, new and old, it's a good way to start the day and you are such a good company.

Laura


Claudia 
10/23/05 at 08:25 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Hikity wrote:

Quote:
Claudia, this certainly was a rhetorical question, wasn't it?...

 

Ohhh yes, Hikity...that's why I added the *grin* on the end.

 


Claudia #51357 
10/23/05 at 08:23 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I had an email from a work friend of mine who has been a fleeting fan of AR's over the years but knows that I'm a staunch fan.  Anyway, Jan was at the Royal Court on Friday night to see On Tour and was in the bar for some wine afterwards and saw AR, Megan Dodds, AND Rima Horton there.  She said they all seemed in good spirits and that a little later, AR and RH left with another couple.  I have no doubt that Jan does know Rima Horton when she sees her so I'm confident that it was her. 

 

Also, although Jan didn't get the thrill that we would have.....she was talking to another director that was in the bar and AR did come up to talk to someone behind her and they were almost back to back for a few minutes!  

 

 

 


Hikity 
10/23/05 at 08:18 AM

Comments:

Claudia, this certainly was a rhetorical question, wasn't it?... I would ALWAYS and ONLY vote for the "object of our affection", rest assured


Claudia #51318 
10/23/05 at 07:49 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Well ladies, Keith (since he so kindly let us in on his ebay ID) is at it again!  He's got about a "million" auctions of that Snape pic that Emily found (and was so nice to share with us) the other day. 

 

Please ladies, if you don't have the means to print the picture, put it on disk and take it to any drug store that has a print kiosk and print your own for next to nothing. 

 

I'll be the first one to advertise wide and far when Keith is selling his own photos because he really does take some awesome pics of our man but I just can't in good conscious NOT say something when he is selling someone else's photos. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


RickiNicki 
10/23/05 at 07:47 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

hehe, I would vote vor RC too. Although he's hot blooded I like him very much as an actor, sometime's I like him more than AR, but I think AR would constantly be no. 1.

 

Hikity: I haven't forgotten writing back.


Claudia #51290 
10/23/05 at 07:11 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Good morning all! 

 

Sorry for being asleep at the wheel AGAIN but as per coolshop's request, I have deleted her post and responses to it as well. 

 

Dee, the second one looks vaguely familiar but it is soooo vague that its like new to me!  LOL

 

Sniv, congrats on the new job!!!  Hey, I think we all understand real life getting in the way of our AR time, don't we ladies?  We miss you Sniv so just continue to pop in whenever you can, dear! 

 

Hikity, congrats on RC being in the first slot for the weekly.  My question for you is......if he makes it to the yearly....who will you vote for?  *grin*

 

Hmmm, love all the "getting ready for Tuesday" comments!  I am so excited for you all! 

 

 

 

 

  


Christina 
10/23/05 at 07:10 AM

Comments:

Hikity - you and me both! (both about RC and RW). Did you see Cinderella Man? Such a great movie!


Bluebeatbabe 
10/23/05 at 07:03 AM

Comments:

Hi Everyone,

 

Just dropped in to catch up on 5 pages of posting...my you have been busy ladies!.

 

I am just making preparations for trip to London on Tuesday...can't think why ??

 

Elaine Sue and anyone else going- I'd be pleased to meet up... maybe at Tate Britain before the Talk- I know Elaine is planning a meet up with a friend there sometime during the day.

 

Kathy, I will do my best with photos etc and THANKS... you're a STAR !

 

Thanks Elaine for your MNIRC postings- great stuff.

It would be nice to meet you all and thanks Claudia for your brilliant administration of this forum- we are friendly here which is why it is the main forum I subscribe to .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peekabooh 
10/23/05 at 06:16 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
Dee, thanks for those pictures, who were new to me. And thanks for explaining your international excursion..... Let us know what you´re about to do with that other excursion you´re thinking about. British Airways is a good company, so don´t you worry they will shovel you into a locker!


Hikity 
10/23/05 at 05:28 AM

Comments:

Christine, he has been for a while now and I have certainly to do with it as I love all of his films such as L.A. Confidential (where I saw him for the first time), Gladiator, Master of Command but esp. this great and wonderful film Beautiful Mind. AND I HATE THIS MCP RW

 

Thanks for all the pics 


Christina 
10/23/05 at 03:11 AM

What is your location? Hmmmmmmm....*wondering*

Comments:
Ladies....how come RC is suddenly in the first place in the weekly run? Did you have anything to do with that, I wonder? Or did his outside fans actually managed to place him there?
Ness 
10/23/05 at 01:10 AM

What is your location? Tampa, FL

Comments:

Dee, I think I remember seeing the bottom one, but not the top one.  Thanks for sharing!  I love Alan pics from his plays.  I just hate that they are never in color.  It's a personal preference thing, but I hate B&W photos.  Is that weird?

 


Dee 
10/23/05 at 01:01 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Are these new to anyone else?

 




coolshop 
10/22/05 at 10:18 PM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

Hello

 

Came across these, I hadn't seen them before.  I must say, AR's pants are looking nice in these pics!!  I am especially enamored with pic 2

 

 

 

There are a couple of other tasty ones here, with Sigourney:

 

http://www.aahceleb.com/pics/alan_rickman.html

 

 

 


kathy 
10/22/05 at 08:13 PM

What is your location? ARkansas

Comments:

Elaine, I'll trade you some Reeses for some Chocolate McVitties or HobNobs!!!!!

 

 

Dee--If I choke to death in front of the computer it will be entirely your fault!!!!!!

 


Sniv 
10/22/05 at 07:57 PM

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Thank you very much, Claudia! I'm sorry for not being on here much anymore. I got a new job and well... time is ruthless! lol  <-- aw and that is one adorable smilie!

 

 


Claudia #50656 
10/22/05 at 07:01 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hello tuplow and Lex!  Welcome to our little group.  I hope you will have as much fun with here as I do. 

 

Sniv!!!  Its been way to long! Glad to see you!

 


Sherry 
10/22/05 at 06:28 PM

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You're lucky, Dee...it's the opposite here Though he has his moments! You know what they say about women in our age group!


sue 
10/22/05 at 06:19 PM

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Quote:
Thanks goodness the man has improved over the years!


Dee 
10/22/05 at 06:14 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Oh...forgot!

Quote:
(well...I did spend 20 minutes in Canada having sex, but that hardly counts!)

Hubby and I honeymooned on the American side of Niagra Falls (eons ago in 1979). He was in the Navy at the time and had traveled all over the world - whereas this innocent little girl had never been out of Indiana. So, he drove me across the border for an international tumble in the backseat of his Chevy. And, yes, I'd have to say the 20 minutes included driving time AND a border check! Thanks goodness the man has improved over the years!


Dee 
10/22/05 at 06:07 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Elaine -- So...you're a Reese fan, huh? I may have to think on that for a bit and see if I can come up with something special just for you!

 

And thanks to Elaine and Hikity for the info about Selfridges.

 

Has anyone ever flown on British Airways economy class? I'm trying to figure out why it's only $599. Seems pretty cheap. Do they stuff you in the luggage bin with some Kool-Aide and crackers?

 

 


Sniv 
10/22/05 at 05:36 PM

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Blah just realised one has to click on the right arrow twice in order to see the picture of Rickman... sorry!
tuplow 
10/22/05 at 05:35 PM

What is your location? Budapest, Hungary

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://tuplow.uw.hu

Comments:
Sherry, Julie,

thanks a lot!
I think this is the one I quoted, but I didn't have it, so I appeciate it.

Also, I just watched his appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show (2003), and he says a few things there.
There is a kid among the other guests and at one point Kimmel asks him if he knows AR from the HP-movies, to which the kid replies yes. Then, upon asked, he adds that he thinks he is "evil". AR replies to that a bit indignantly: "What did I do? I save Harry's life all the time!"

Then Kimmel asks him if kids usually recognize him on the street. The answer is really funny: "No, beacuse I'm careful not to wear that black wig in the streets." (He makes a very funny gesture indicating the wig.) Then adds, a little sour: "I'd put the wig on a stick and it would sign autograps".

(Sorry for the poor transcript, you can d/l the video from Claudia's site
http://britbitsandclips.com/AR_TV.htm)

Not so much, but something tells me, he's not a big fan of Snape's hairdo )))))

thanks again


Sherry 
10/22/05 at 05:35 PM

What is your location? wet from dog bathing

Comments:

Hello Lex & Sniv. And thanks for the pic Sniv!!


Sherry 
10/22/05 at 05:32 PM

What is your location? In-between bathing dogs!

Comments:

I'm sorry Tuplow...I didn't welcome you when I emailed you or here, so.....WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Lex 
10/22/05 at 05:30 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:
I came across your side via a friend and find it very interesting to have a lot of informations/pictures and background information put in a guestbook.
The community seems to be pretty friendly with each other too.

It would be my pleasure to join you.

With all best wishes,

Lex


Sniv 
10/22/05 at 05:30 PM

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Hiya,

 

Just wanted to pop by and post a picture:

 

Click here!


Sherry 
10/22/05 at 05:26 PM

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Thank you Julie--you're a gem!


Julie 
10/22/05 at 05:19 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

Boy Sherry, are you in luck!  Click here:

 

http://www.alan-rickman.com/articles/articles.html

 

 

(Is this Suzanne's site?)


Sherry 
10/22/05 at 05:08 PM

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Julie-- I like the interview you posted much more than the one I did. I'm afraid I don't have too many interviews with him, though I'd love to find more. Any suggestions? 


Julie 
10/22/05 at 05:02 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

 

 

  Sherry-you know what they say about great minds!!  And we have the same excellent taste in actors!!


Sherry 
10/22/05 at 05:00 PM

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Julie-looks like you & I think alike!!!


Sherry 
10/22/05 at 04:58 PM

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Tuplow...couldn't paste this to the email to send you, so here's a better version I finally found!


Julie 
10/22/05 at 04:57 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

Hi Tuplow and welcome! I don't know if this helps. Here's an interview I've saved:

 

French Magazine: Total Stars

Issue: No. 6, Summer 2004

Interview: Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman seems tied to the roles of villains and/or shadowy characters…which suits him perfectly, since he portrays them with enormous talent. In the Harry Potter movies, Alan lends his traits to the mysterious Severus Snape. But in reality, he is much more smiling than his character!

Has your career changed since your role as Severus Snape?

Honestly, I don't think so. I was already being offered a lot of interesting parts before I ever became acquainted with Harry and Snape. Of course the Harry Potter films are a part of my life, but they haven't modified it in any major way. At least, I don't think so. (smiles)

Snape hides many secrets, can you reveal a few to us?

If I did that, I believe that JK Rowling would make me pay dearly (laughs).

In fact, I don't know everything, either, of Snape's past or his motivations. JK Rowling hasn't revealed all of his secrets yet. She alone truly knows Snape and what he could be hiding. A bit more of the character is revealed in the course of the novels, so one just has to be patient and see what unfolds (smiles). I can simply say that Snape is very rigid and full of himself. As for what I know about him because JK Rowling agreed to discuss him with me, that must remain secret for the moment.

Did Snape appreciate seeing himself dressed as a woman in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban?

(laughs) I would say he must have been truly vexed and unhappy! Snape isn't one who enjoys jokes and I strongly fear that his sense of humor is extremely limited. You could say that he deserves his name! But in his defense, I will add that he didn't have an easy adolescence, particularly during his studies at Hogwarts. His interactions with Professor Lupin aren't made any easier since they knew each other at that time. But oops, I won't say more!

What do you think of your young colleagues in the Harry Potter movies?

They are all fantastic. True professionals. I can attest to the degree to which they take their work seriously, all the while remaining children. Their performances have equally progressed enormously in the course of the films. It's a true joy to perform with these actors who believe so much in what they're doing. They've all grown up so much since the first Harry Potter, just like their characters. I think it's great that they can all develop together.

Will you take part in the future Harry Potter films?

If all goes well, it would be with pleasure. I like very much the way in which the story is evolving. It's more and more dark and more and more interesting.

Do you prefer to act in the theater or in films?

They're very different…Performing an entire year in the same play is quite sufficient for me. It doesn't make me want to jump into another right away. The theater is something very unique. It gives a lot, but takes a lot in return. You don't have the right to make a mistake, and you have to give all of your energy for two hours on end. When you do a film, the pressure is not the same. You can redo a scene several times and rest between takes. It's very different but the two genres are interesting experiences.


tuplow 
10/22/05 at 04:30 PM

What is your location? Budapest, Hungarry

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://tuplow.uw.hu/

Comments:
Hi all,

I decided to delurk a bit, I have a question (well, actually quite a lot of them, but let's start with this one).
Do you know of any statements from AR about Snape? (I mean his personal insights about the character.)
I know of the the much quoted "he is full of himself"-interview, although I don't have any reference to it right now.
I was wondering if he said anything more recently about Snape.

thanks a lot


Alba 
10/22/05 at 03:58 PM

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...or white wine. Whatever. I'd settle for either.
Alba 
10/22/05 at 03:56 PM

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"Here's a cap with Rima in the background:"

And Eddie Izzard in the foreground serving Champagne. Would have LOVED to have been backstage that day!
Sabine 
10/22/05 at 03:27 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Have to put in my two cents regarding the Dumbledore discussion.  :-)  I think that Richard Harris was a wonderful actor, but I have to admit that he was not like the Dumbledore I had pictured after reading the books.  RH was just not quirky enough, IMHO.  Michael Gambon captures that quirkiness perfectly, I think.  I may however change my opinion after GoF.  Not sure I will like that "yelling" scene.  We shall see...


Laura 
10/22/05 at 02:52 PM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:
thank you, Alfan and Elaine
Elaine 
10/22/05 at 02:18 PM

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SNAP! (Almost..)


Elaine 
10/22/05 at 02:16 PM

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Alfan, you said it admirably! I am just hanging on for Film 6 & 7!

 

Here's a cap with Rima in the background:


Alfan 
10/22/05 at 02:15 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

oh and the picture with Rima in the background, is this the one.


Alfan 
10/22/05 at 02:08 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

sorry guys, im winded here but i do eventually get to my point.

 

 

I remember reading a few interview with JKR and i remember reading that she is involved in the final production of the movies. She did say that nothing vital to the story line of upcoming books or movies will be jeapardized. Now, that doesnt mean that the directors are not allowed to take liberties with the script. Im sure that JKR reads the final screenplay and ok's it. But, we as Alan Rickman fans have to remember that this is not Severus Snape and the Philosopeher Stone, COS, POA, GOF etc etc. It is Harry Potter and the blah blah blahs. The story line is about a boy growing up and facing one of the worlds most evil villians and is brilliantly supported   by other characters including Snape.

She also said that all that is not revealed in one movie will be revealed in later movies if its vital to the plot, nothing will be missed.  ( yes i was upset that they missed many things in POA or it didnt pan out the way it did in the books but at the end of the day, was it vital to the plot developing in books 6 and 7?)).Maybe in her opinion its not the time to reveal the  Snape is a sure deatheater thing in this movie or OoTP but believe me, it will be eventually told, for now she keeps it a mystery but with the little hints like the looks between Karkaroff and Snape and JR and Snape she creates doubt and mystery. Maybe for shock value, there are lots of people who are not reading the books and go movie by movie and they are always wondering in movie 1,2,3 and will continue to wonder in 4 and 5 if he is faithful to DD. We must put our personal feelings aside on Alan and how much he appears as Snape in the movies because at the end of the day, its not about him.........sorry guys, i dont mean to be rude its just that like anyone here, i would love to see more of Snape in the movies because i believe he is one of the more mysterious and interesting characters made all the better by Alan's brilliant portrayal of him but i also will accept ( as sad as it makes me) that he is not going to have major screen time until  maybe the sixth and seventh movies are released. Im not saying that his role (Snape's) in the downfall or uprising of Voldemort isnt important, it is, just not right now in movie 4.................

 

ok, im winded, whew!!! not meant to offend anyone, its just an opinion.


Lisa 
10/22/05 at 02:03 PM

What is your location? England

Comments:

Just read the comments on the GofF film,dissapointed that there is no DM scene with Snape,what is that all about,I mean if you have not read the books,how are you going to know what Snape is????????????That ONE scene in the book is just brilliant,and I cant understand why it is not there.....Cheesed off.....But,saying that,Alan does look great in what I have seen,and I still want to see the film badly...

Btw,I love this site,fantastic...

I will deffo be coming back....Loving it,loving it,loving it....

Also,does anybody know what date and day Alans interview with Andrew Marr is going to be?????Cheers...


Laura 
10/22/05 at 02:02 PM

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Elaine ,

is there a pic of this extra from WKWYL with Rima on the background?

Sorry if I misunderstood, I read with hurry and I don't have time to translate all that is written in long messages.

Thank you

Laura


Claudia #50100 
10/22/05 at 01:56 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 We're over the 50,000 mark in voting! 

 

Ali-Pat, I do believe that AR is slated to play the Nobel Prize winning father and Mary Steenburgen is supposed to be the mother.  I hadn't thought about it being a  wearing role. 

 

Thanks for the mugglenet link, coolshop.  The person really went into detail describing the film, didn't he? 

 

Alfan, I have to admit that although I like Gambon in other roles, I agree with you about him taking over the role of DD.  Of course my opinion is swayed by my admiration for Richard Harris. But I did think that the gentleness that RH brought to DD was endearing. 

 

Dee...*snort*

 

Elaine, yes that scene in We Know Where You Live at the end where he is so diligently reading the roll of names on the backdrop of people that had been helped and needing help by Amnesty is particularly special.  Most everyone on the stage at the point are talking and interacting with each other except our dear AR.  Also, the backstage part of that DVD where RH is in the background is special too.  Love the way he says "Don't ever ask me to do THAT again!"  LOL

 

Here ya go Elaine....maybe these cyber Reeses will keep you until the next supply! 

 

 

 

 


Elaine 
10/22/05 at 01:39 PM

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Thanks Sherry. I have that but not so big.

 

Alfan, Ulricka and everyone, thanks for the new Snape pics. Looks like he is "lurking" a lot, even if he doesn't get too many lines.

 

Alfan, I can see you point about Gambon being different, but I quite liked him in PoA. The bit outside Hagrid's hut when Buckbeak has disappreared just cracks me up. But, maybe I'll change my opinion after GoF. 

 

Dee, LOL. BTW, Selfridges is my favourite store in Oxford Street. They filmed the "necklace buying" scene in Love Actually there. And they sell Reeces! (My no.1 reason for going to the US!) Those pics you talked about are screen caps from the "extras" on the "We Know Where You Live, live" dvd. (aka, The Four Yorkshiremen) Rima is in the background.

This is my favourite:

 

And I know Claudia like this one from the same dvd:

 

 


Alanfan 50097 
10/22/05 at 01:38 PM

What is your location? E.Yorkshire

Comments:

I have just read the mugglenet report as well. One thing that crossed my mind was, remember the other day we had a discussion on the HP satanist thing, well I'm wondering if the films are going further down that line than the books. Just a thought, I might change my mind after I seen the film rather than just read about it.


Christina 
10/22/05 at 01:22 PM

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Just read the GoF review from mugglenet. What can I say... A bit (a lot actually) dissapointed but very excited about the film as well. You couldn`t actually expect everything to be in the book though I have to confess Dumbledore seems a bit out of hand. Maybe they`re managing Snape`s character in such a way that, in the 6th film you really have to believe the STORY and not all the suppositions around it (let`s face it, I don`t think there are many people who would think Snape is ACTUALLY evil, even after readin HBP!)
Hikity, the last time 
10/22/05 at 01:09 PM

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Oh, and Dee, yes, Selfridges is a department store - nice one actually: http://www.selfridges.co.uk/internet/iweb2002.nsf/frameset?openview&restricttocategory=frontpage

 

And do it - fly to London

 


Hikity again 
10/22/05 at 01:06 PM

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Dee, help, my stomach - everything hurts from laughing. YOU are incredible and Sue just asked what I wanted to ...so, please enlighten us (I would like to say that I spent 20 minutes in France having sex but I didn't manage )


sue 
10/22/05 at 01:00 PM

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Quote:
(well...I did spend 20 minutes in Canada having sex, but that hardly counts!)

Was that some sort of statutory requirement!!???

(And did the 20 mins include getting there and back as well!!!???Put's a whole new slant on a "quickie"!)


Hikity 
10/22/05 at 12:59 PM

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Coolshop, pls send one over to me...and yes, wear it for GoF.

 

BTW, I wonder why JKR hasn't intervened. I thought she was so adamant about how the films should follow the books!??? That overview doesn't sound sparkling to me, and I am really looking forward to hearing all of your comments after having seen the film. To be honest I am a bit put off (contrary to PoA). On vera...

 

CY tomorrow


Christina 
10/22/05 at 12:57 PM

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Dee - If you`re reffering to Karkarroff, he`s really meant to be that tall, I don`t know if it`s the actor`s natual height or it`s just made that way on the computer.


Christina 
10/22/05 at 12:51 PM

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Coolshop, I bet you look great in those! But my advice: Don`t use it for the GoF premiere, some crazy Snape-fans could catch you and "ripe off your buttons..."     
Dee 
10/22/05 at 12:51 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Quote:
Claudia--you're our perfect leader!
DITTO!!

coolshop - You just go ahead and gush! AR is wonderful! When you rent/buy/borrow/steal his movies, try to get the versions with commentaries. You'll learn all kinds of fascinating stuff about AR and the filming. It's been awhile since I've watched the S&S commentary (so I'm not quoting), but ET said AR's horse had so much gas that it kept...ah...making noise during the shooting! And when he climbed in the saddle, the horse was so bloated he could hardly get his legs around it.

 

Alfan - egads! Snape looks fabulous in those shots!! And his stance in the one from the Yule Ball...yum! Who's the guy standing beside him? He makes our tall AR actually look short!

 

Elaine - Your photobucket is filled with treasures I've never seen before! The one of AR signing autographs and flashing that huge smile is !! Where did the series of photos with the gold & white background (he's talking to someone with a drink in his hand) come from? Lovely!

 

Ali Pat - My dear, I didn't realise that you have a fettish for glasses!

 

OT a little - I noticed that British Airways has a special "Shopping in London" package going on right now. Round trip economy tickets, three nights hotel, gift certificate for Selfridges (is that a store?) for about $599.  I'm playing with the idea...but I've never been out of the US before (well...I did spend 20 minutes in Canada having sex, but that hardly counts!) so it's a scary thought. Any words of wisdom from the group? 

 


Alfan 
10/22/05 at 12:49 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

SPOILER ALERT FOR THE SPOILER ALERT GIVIN EARLIER

 

 

 

By reading the overview of the GOF movie i have to say that i agree with the report earlier that you always see Snape in the background but he actually doesnt say much. Its to bad that we dont get to see Snape expose the dark mark but i think its because for those who havnt read books five and six  they will be shocked and surprised for what is to come. Because even in book six, you are not sure about Snape's allegience. I think it will have more of an effect if you are always wondering about Snape but wonder no more at the end of book six. ( but we all know that 

" things are not as they appear", are they). Oh, and i never told anyone this but-- i never liked the way Gambon portrayed DD in POA and i think im not going to like him here either. I mean whats with the yelling and shoving Harry thing, whats with him yelling at Snape to get the Verateraserum, so totally not the way DD is portrayed in the books and the first two movies. DD is a comforting character, soothing if you might say, the voice of reason and Richard Harris portayed him this way. Gambon is well,,,, just creepy. The long fingernails, the grey instead of white beard, the jewelry. I understand the Gambon was given the ok to create his own identity as DD but i just dont feel comforted by him like i was in movie one and two. ok, im done my rant...i will still love this movie because i think a whole new level will be reached here an it will set a standard for the next three movies.


coolshop 
10/22/05 at 12:22 PM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

 

Sick, but funny.

 

I am getting ready to go to a luncheon for my 10 year old this afternoon.....I dress in black -- a lot -- because I am somewhat overweight.  I decided to wear black pants, black high heel boots, and a black top that I just got last night at the second hand store.  I put it in on realized how remininscent of SNAPE STYLE I looked!  The top is black, button front with a v-neck but collar, gathered at the back, and with long sleeves that 'flare out' about 4 inches from the end, and are slit up the sleeve about 3-4 inches.  Very reminiscent in style to Snape's long black coats.  All I need is a flowing cape!  Oh, and my hair is black (but not longish).

 

Needless to say I was delighted with myself!

 

Admit it, who else does things like this?  I feel very sick, but very giddy.

 

I think I shall wear this frock to GOF, yes, I think I shall!

 


Sherry 
10/22/05 at 11:58 AM

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Lauren-you'll LOVE TMD. Another wonderful Alan movie.


lauren 
10/22/05 at 11:48 AM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

Comments:
Elaine: thanks for the pic - I spent a good 10 minutes browsing your photobucket! you have some great photos!

Alfan: thanks for the great GOF pics. I got your email before about the HP photo album, but I couldn't reply (it got sent back to me). my email is blinkilite@comcast.net, please try again!

coolshop: I like your movie rants... I am also fairly new to the world of Alan... I have yet to see TMD. I just recently watched Closet Land and An Awfully Big Adventure for the first time. Both were great. Closet Land specifically was amazing. Alan should have won an award for that role.

and to everyone else: I love this group...
it's the greatest place to discuss any and all things AR. You guys are the best! I am looking forward to the posts next week with the Chelsea talk and film festival... then the HP premieres! so much new Alan news & events! YAY!


Sherry 
10/22/05 at 11:39 AM

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As much as I adore AR for his acting abilities & looks, you gotta love the pudge!


Christina 
10/22/05 at 11:02 AM

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 forgot to thank coolshop too! "haven`t been released yet"? Now that`s something!
Christina 
10/22/05 at 10:57 AM

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Sherry - you are sooo right, he did a fantastic job in Something the Lord Made. I thought Mos Def deserved his Emmy nomination as well. The part where Blalock is rising from his wheelchair and walks through the exit, with Vivien looking at him, just knocked me down. And the portrait! Need I say more? Wonderful movie. (The pool scene was so wicked!)

Alfan - you are an angel!  Those pics from GoF.....he looks.........I can`t find the words..........I`ll get back to you on that!


coolshop 
10/22/05 at 10:44 AM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

FYI, I think that picture was manipulated for the HP website, as they are in the opposite order of the other pics.  Flipped horizontally.  But it still seems to be a slightly different shot than the others previously released, even with that.


coolshop 
10/22/05 at 10:26 AM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

Here is a screenshot from the new Yule Ball section on HarryPotter.com.  Shows a slightly different angle than the other photos.

 

 

Also, (Spoiler Alert!), found this detailed review of GOF on Mugglenet, from someone who saw the press screening.  Talks about the movie scene by scene, so you can get a pretty good idea of how much Snape will be in the movie.  Note discussion of one humorous Snape scene which the writer did not think seemed in character.

 

http://www.mugglenet.com/goffilmoverview.shtml

 

 


Ali-Pat 
10/22/05 at 10:13 AM

What is your location? still in the rainiest part of Ohio, but things are looking up

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

Comments:

Alfan, thank you for those breathtaking photos from GOF!  Snape might just be standing around in the background looking torqued for most of the film, but what fun it will be to watch him.

 

And Claudia, thanks for those two articles on The Nobel Son.  So what does everybody think--is AR playing the Nobel Prize winning dad?  Does this mean another film where he wears glasses?

 

 


Hikity 
10/22/05 at 10:11 AM

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Claudia, Keith stated on Suzanne's that He would definitely be at the Chelsea talk...


sue 
10/22/05 at 09:21 AM

Comments:

Another busy night!! Thanks for the new Snape pix. Looks like he is going to be standing around in the background in quite a few scenes!!


Chalebh 
10/22/05 at 09:00 AM

What is your location? home sweet home

Comments:

Thanks for all the new pictures.

 

I highly consider to cancel my holiday, because otherwise I would need days to catch up with all the posts .

 

Elaine: Thank you for the script.

 

Dee: I send you a mail about your Christmas plans.

 

LG Chalebh

 

 


Claudia 
10/22/05 at 08:58 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhh forgot to thank kathy and Elaine for the information on the proximity of the NFT and Chelsea.  Since distance isn't a problem then I suppose times would be the only factor that will determine whether he does both.  Maybe I'm wrong but I get the feeling the film competition would go on during the day so its quite possible he'll be at both!  YAY!

 

Busy man, he is! 

 


Claudia 
10/22/05 at 08:54 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Email alerts for Nobel Son

 

Nobel Son film crew braves storms

 

Hollywood.com's listing for "The Nobel Son"

 

So what is it going to be...a drama...a comedy...a drama/comedy?

 

 


Claudia #49654 
10/22/05 at 08:37 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhhh thank you Elaine for correcting me on the window pic.  How could I forget...I'm so sorry.

 

And gack I did!  I still love this one that you took at the NAS.  Still takes my breath away! 

 

 

 

Michelle, I'm so glad you're back.  Thoughts to you, my Dear.

 

coolshop, we don't mind you're thoughts about the AR films you're watching.  In fact, sharing film thoughts is a part of this forum's legacy.  In fact, I meant to make comments after you posted about TMD and events got in my way.  Actually, Truly Madly Deeply is my all-time favorite AR film.  Even though Jamie is dead and quite pale, I still like AR's look as Jamie.  The 'stache has been a "fun-arguing" point amongst we fans.  Some like it and some referred to it as a "pornstache" as Dee told you.  TMD has spoken to me since the very first time I laid eyes on it and it still speaks to me each time I watch it (which is a lot!  LOL).  For me, its the best film ever made.  Ohhhh and Juliet Stevenson was amazing as Nina.  The film is filled with wonderful British talent.  Bill Paterson, Michael Maloney, David Ryall, Deborah Findlay, and the list goes on.  AND last but not least....directed by one of the best directors around....Anthony Minghella!   OK....my TMD spiel over now!   

 

Awwww, Sense and Sensibility!  "The air is filled with spices"!  The Colonel!  What else can I say???  *grin*

 

Thanks for the HP pics, Alfan and Ulrika! 

 

Julie, thank you for the eBay link.  At least the seller is honest about why he/she uses AR's name in the auction.  LOL  The little mariners are kind of cute...... 

 

Now I'm off to catch up on email! 

 

 

 

 


Julie 
10/22/05 at 07:37 AM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

 Thanks to everyone for the new AR pics!!

 

I just came across this on ebay.  Thought it was funny.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/Wooden-maritime-figures-Alan-Rickman-they-aint_W0QQitemZ7358878498QQcategoryZ60330QQrdZ1QQcm dZViewItem

 

 

She's trying to profit off our good man's name!!  I thought it was so funny, I actually considered bidding. 

 


Hikity 
10/22/05 at 06:34 AM

What is your location? rainy Rhineland

Comments:

Elaine, again a huge thank you for your report - it gives us some insight at least. And another for sharing your photobucket with us - wow, wonderful pics

 

Dee, Sherry, Alfan, Ulrika and everybody else, who has posted new pics -  you rock

coolshop - may I suggest MESMER to you, since He is the leading actor (and he reminds me sometimes of Snape)

Emily, I don't know how you manage to find such superb Snape pics - one more big thankyou

 


Ulrika 
10/22/05 at 03:44 AM

What is your location? Sweden

Comments:

Even more new pics!! (At least new for me)

 

hp21

 

hp1

 

Enjoy


Alfan 
10/22/05 at 03:31 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Two new pics, well kinds new.

 

 This one is a continuation of the first time we saw this picture, i think its just a little further in the the scene as the first time we saw this picture he didnt have his hand on Harry's head.


 

need i say anything, finally a clear cut picture up close,,,,,,,who isnt turned on by this  pic of  Snape looking all slim and miserable. hee hee

 



Michelle 
10/22/05 at 01:24 AM

What is your location? England

Comments:

I think this group is just amazing! Considering the topics which MNIRC has thrown up - world politics, religion and now, indirectly, homosexuality,it is not at all surprising that people have different opinions. What does come through is the respect we all have for each other and for AR. After all he is the only thing we all have in common, I love this forum. Long may it continue. Thanks to everyone who has reported from the play, especially Elaine. A family bereavement prevented me from going but your reports have cheered me up a lot. Thank you.


Sherry 
10/22/05 at 12:21 AM

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For Elaine, in case you don't have this one (you probably do), since I snagged one of yours.


Sherry 
10/22/05 at 12:05 AM

What is your location? Alone in SLC w/ my 4 dogs

Comments:

Then I owe you a BIG thank you...it's one of my favorite pics! I did gack at your pics-ooh, I finally found a larger version of the 'webshopping' photo!!! At least, I hope you don't mind that I snagged it?


Elaine 
10/21/05 at 11:49 PM

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*waves at Kathy* Maybe a little bit of a walk, even for me! Glad you enjoyed the transcript. Will mail you soon!

 

That pic in front of the window, I was the mug who actually bought the print! You can find it in my photobucket account: http://photobucket.com/albums/v483/snapesoul/AR%20here%20and%20there/  along with other stuff. Feel free to gack!

 

 


kathy 
10/21/05 at 11:12 PM

What is your location? Alone (yes!!!) the boys are gone for the evening

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Claudia--you're our perfect leader!

 

Chelsea and the National Film theatre aren't too far apart, down the road and across the river. Too far to walk, at least for me but probably not for Elaine (big smile!) Both venues face the river and the NFT is next to the National Theatre, right at Waterloo Bridge.

 

Sigh, miss being there for these events!

 

Love the pics

 

Elaine you are my hero!!  Thanks for all the transcriptions.

 

Dee you are a treasure, what would we do without your sense of humor.

 

I am afraid I am in the camp of thinking Russel Crowe is brilliant as an actor but as a human being he leaves alot to be desired.  A Beautiful Mind was Fantastic he really should have gotten the oscar for that he was even better than in Gladiator.  He has such adolescent (delinquent maybe) behavior.   However Tom Cruise is still the one I can't stand on or off the screen.

 

And of course, AR is one in a million on or off screen.

 

 

 

 


Sabine 
10/21/05 at 11:07 PM

What is your location? GA

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coolshop - glad you enjoyed S&S!  :-)


Sherry 
10/21/05 at 10:51 PM

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BTW Coolshop--I love your "ramblings". You're fun!!


Sherry 
10/21/05 at 10:47 PM

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Ditto, Lucy (about people here AND Die Hard-& he does play a great villain)!!! There is a certain 'swoon factor', however, with him in S and S. Has anyone watched "Something the Lord Made"? That was such a good movie & he was superb as usual in it.


Lucy 
10/21/05 at 10:35 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I can't think of anyone I don't like in this group.

 

Am watching/listening to Die Hard right now.  God, was The Man sexy in this movie!


coolshop 
10/21/05 at 10:28 PM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

 

Sabine

 

Quote:
coolshop - I'd go with Sense and Sensibility.  One of my

favorites!  :-)

 

I hope you all don't mind my ramblings as I go through the process of discovering AR.......Thanks for the suggestion of Sense & Sensibility as my second movie of the day.  I loved it!   A beautifully done film.  Alan's soft spoken manner was so sexy -- and those boots, and the cinched back black button up coats with the tails -- AAAAAAAAA!  And on horseback!!  The way his hair flipped ever so adorably on the sides........AAAAAAAAAAAA!  I think I loved most the moment when Marianne was sick and Brandon was outside the door, looking disheveled and distressed, and said to Emma Thompson, "What can I do?".  "Give me an occupation, Miss Dashwood, or I think I will go mad."

 

 


Claudia #49112 
10/21/05 at 09:27 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Don't worry about it anymore, Dee.  I think we all need to forget about the bad and just concentrate on the good. 

 

The good being....next week will be another huge week for AR fans! We know for sure he will be at Chelsea but I wonder if he will make the film festival judging.  They are the same day, I believe.  Can anyone tell us the proximity of Chelsea and the National Film Theatre? 

 

Hmmm, wondering if we will hit 50,000 before midnight Pacific time???  *grin*

 

 


Sherry 
10/21/05 at 09:05 PM

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DEE--you took the words right out of my mouth!! In the meantime...Be happy and try not to worry about it. You're my favorite person here (if that means anything. Oops, not that I dislike anyone here for that matter)!


Dee 
10/21/05 at 08:50 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Man...I feel like I threw gas on a flame. Did anyone notice that neither the post I mentioned or my original post said anything about AR's sexual preference? The post I mentioned only described AR as "rather feminine," "fluttery," that he "drank a lot" and acted like a "drama queen".

 

I know several men who fit that category and who are not gay (to quote Jerry Seinfield "Not that there's anything wrong with that.") -- but, I'm just not attracted to men who behave that way. I like my men elegant, manly, sober and take charge (probably why my favorite AR characters are the Sheriff and Snape).

 

I just didn't like the nasty tone of the post I quoted and -- in all honesty -- hoped their description was wrong. That’s why I asked the ones who have seen him in person what they thought.

 

I will never meet AR and the fantasies I impose on his handsome form reflect my own desires and preferences. Frankly, I would be a little disappointed to hear that he was wildly different from my imaginings – but from everything I’ve read here, I think “elegant”, “manly” and “take charge” aren’t too far off the mark. ("sober" might still be up for debate. *snort*)

 

So...I’m sorry for stirring things up. Thanks to everyone who tried to change the subject!

 

Totally Smitten - I hope you don't give up on this site. It is a fabulous place -- and it is so much more than just an AR fan site. Because of the people here, I constantly learn something new: political concerns, cultural traditions, funny slang ("squeeeeee" and "thud" are my two favorites), fine art events and more...on a global scale. And although I haven't met any one here personally, I feel like I have friends around the world.

 

Pam -- Good luck with the booksale! I wish our Friends were as active as you and your group! And thanks! You're a peach!


Claudia #49507 
10/21/05 at 08:33 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I can't remember when Em but I think it was Gemma's magic fingers that removed the marks.  Although I could be wrong.  I'll have to look it up in the archives. 

 

I'm still voting....and drooling over the new Snape pic.  Yep, this ole Non-HP fan is actually drooling over a Snape pic.  Kind of like those studio pics from CoS! 

 

 

 


Sherry 
10/21/05 at 08:28 PM

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I found the pic a few months ago-don't remeber the site, but it said it was taken June 2002.


Emily 
10/21/05 at 08:25 PM

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I like that AIDS charity church picture too, Claudia. In fact it seems like just yesterday when we found it on EBay and posted it here asking if anyone could get the watermark off. I can't remember who came through, but this version is her work. Do you remember when it was?  I think it was maybe May or June?


Claudia #49040 
10/21/05 at 08:18 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks for the new pic of Snape, Emily.  Its so jaw dropping crisp and clear! 

 

Julie, we don't have anything to worry about until someone in authority contacts me. 

 

Sherry, I like the lighting in that picture too.  Gives him kind of an "devilish-angelic" look.  LOL 

 

 


Sherry 
10/21/05 at 08:13 PM

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Another one of my favorites. The window in the background makes him stand-out even more.


Emily 
10/21/05 at 07:54 PM

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Here is a picture that hasn't been posted 8 million times already. In fact, it hasn't been posted on any AR site yet, to my knowledge. It's a special request for Claudia, because she and I were here at the beginning, many years ago, along with Long Time Fan and a few others (you know who you are). Remember, we're sharing him with you.    

 


Julie 
10/21/05 at 07:46 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

 Remember our last 2 new Snapey pics??  The one confronting Barty Crouch and the latest Yule Ball one?  Mugglenet was told by WB to remove these from their site, as they aren't released yet.  (along with 62 other pics.)  Should we be worried that they've been posted here?


Claudia #48976 
10/21/05 at 07:34 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hello Lisa and Totally Smitten!  I'm so happy you've joined us and hope you will stick around because we really are a lot of fun. 

 

Lisa wrote:

Quote:
I love his acting more,he acts with such grace and brilliance  

 

Lisa, nothing could be more true!

 

Totally Smitten, no apology needed.  I think nerves and feelings have been a bit raw since Keith's appearance last week and I'm kicking myself for not being here right away to put a stop to it.    Then the gay thing (which always gets a group riled up) hit us.  But we are a resiliant group and we will bounce back and still be the group we started out being. 

 

Anonymous, I don't think "Things Never Said in the Theatre" is OT at all! Thanks for posting.  Even for someone like myself who never studied theatre past "Theatre Appreciation" in college....that piece speaks to me too. 

 

 


Sherry 
10/21/05 at 07:29 PM

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ELAINE-


Elaine 
10/21/05 at 07:08 PM

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Totally Smitten, I can see your POV, but although it sometimes looks as though we are having a grotty time and not getting on, it doesn't last for long. We all respect each other's POV, and if we get a bit cross sometimes, so what! That's life! It happens in the real world, too. At least Claudia allows us to say what we feel and does not judge or come down with a heavier  than needed hand! (Unlike some places I have been where you dare not say anything out of line!!) It does not take us long to get back to the important subject in hand, and that is AR! Trouble with AR fans is that he attracts such a diverse community both in age, nation and occupation. We are all so different in background that you are bound to get some squabbling. However, here it blows over much more quickly than in other places. Hang around for a bit longer and you'll see!


Pam 
10/21/05 at 06:45 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Hi, after reading further down again, I wanted to say Dee-you are the greatest!! You always have wonderful things to share such as wallpapers, photos, etc. You dont realize how you have brightened my evenings after having a tiring day with everything.
Keep at it girl-you are one in a million. (we all need one grumpy day-HA HA)
Have a good one-really off now-gotta run-Pam


Carolina 
10/21/05 at 06:36 PM

What is your location? South America

Comments:

 

48885! Yay!

 

Though I still think we could reach 50000!

 

Oh well...I know I´m new here, but I feel I have to give my two cents on Mr. Rickman being gay.

 

I, for one, don´t think it matters. His being gay or not doesn´t change the fact he is a superb actor and, according to what I´ve read, a wonderful human being.

 

 


Pam 
10/21/05 at 06:27 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
I finally havve had some time to lurk around the site. Gee, you ladies have been busy!!! Thanks to everyone for posting all the photos and the ones from sometime earlier this week of GOF where they are dancing-is anyone planning to attend the premiere movie?
I think it comes out around here around thanksgiving (middle or so of November) so will have to wait a few more weeks, I guess to see Professor Snape at his finest!!!.
I finally had a chance to view Michael Collins! You guys are right-he is so wonderful in this film. I also loved him in Barchester Chronicles. Maybe I can watch most of it again Sunday afternoon as we are supposed to have (what else??) more rain!!
As for totally Smitten, relax and join in the fun. Everyone is nice over here and doesnt hurt anyones feelings.
Have a good one all..off to boston tomorrow for an event for my son, then to check out some schools for high school later in the day for him...
Ill look to see if I can find anything AR related but you are usually one step ahead of me..
Pam
P.S.-Dee, we are about to have our friends of the library booksale November 2nd. Wish us luck as we usually bring the library for their programs 2500.00 after the book sales.
Ill see if there are any AR related items (books or tapes) and let you guys know if anyone is interested in anything I find..
Take care and happy weekend-TGIF-Pam


Sabine 
10/21/05 at 06:21 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

coolshop - I'd go with Sense and Sensibility.  One of my favorites!  :-)


Sherry 
10/21/05 at 06:01 PM

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Coolshop-I say go with Quigley. It's a very good & funny movie. Tom Selleck & AR have such witty lines. I think you'll enjoy!


Sherry 
10/21/05 at 06:00 PM

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Dee-Hope you're happier now...cheer up. I understand your humor!!

Anonymus-Speaking of humor, I loved your post!! Now, let's all move on and be our happy selves!!!


coolshop 
10/21/05 at 05:53 PM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

Day 2 of my 'total Alan immersion' plan.  Watched Love Actually -- such a wonderful movie -- but NEA (not enough Alan!).  I want ALL Alan ALL the time!

 

I am going to get a few hours of work in, and then treat myself with another movie.

 

I'll ask the experts, what should I watch next....?

 

Quigley, SAS, Dogma, Die Hard, or Michael Collins?


Anonymous 
10/21/05 at 05:42 PM

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This is completely off topic, but I'm only hoping to lighten things up around here.

Things Never Said in the Theatre

BY THE PRODUCER:
- Of course there's enough money to go around.
- We have money left over.
- No thanks, I don't drink.

BY THE DIRECTOR:
- Wow, the designers were right on, weren't they?
- No, today is the tech rehearsal, we'll re-work that scene later.
- I think the scene changes are too fast.
- Of course I think that we'll be ready in time for opening.
- The crew? Why they're just wonderful!
- No thanks, I don't drink.

BY THE STAGE MANAGER:
- It looks as though there'll be time for a third dress rehearsal.
- Take your time getting back from break.
- We've been ready for hours.
- No, I called that perfectly the first time - let's move on.
- The headsets are working perfectly.
- The orchestra has no complaints.
- The whole company is standing by whenever you want them.
- That didn't take long.
- No thanks, I don't drink.

BY THE DESIGNERS:
- Of course all of my drawings were turned in on time.
- Yes, it absolutely is my fault that the set looks awful.
- You know, you might have a point there.
- The director knows best, obviously I wasn't giving him what he wanted.
- We have too many gel colors in stock, I can't choose.
- The shop will have the costumes ready on time.
- No thanks, I don't drink.

BY THE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR:
- This is the most complete and informative set of drawings I've ever seen.
- We built it right the first time.
- No problem, I'll deal with that right away.
- I love designers.
- No thanks, I don't drink.

BY THE ACTOR:
- Don't...Let's not talk about me.
- I really think my big scene should be cut.
- This costume is SO comfortable.
- I love my shoes.
- No problem, I can do that for myself.
- I have a fantastic agent.
- Let me stand down here with my back to the audience.
- I'm sure someone told me there was a wall there, I just forgot.
- Without the crew the show would never run - let's thank them.
- No thanks, I don't drink.

BY THE STAGE CREW:
- There's room for that over here.
- We'll get in early tomorrow to do it.
- No, no. I'm sure that is our job.
- Anything I can do to help?
- All the tools are carefully locked away.
- Can we do that scene change again please?
- It's a marvelous show.
- I don't need this many on the crew.
- No thanks, I don't drink.

Totally Smitten 
10/21/05 at 05:28 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

And I spelt course wrong in the heat of the moment.


Totally Smitten 
10/21/05 at 05:04 PM

What is your location? Sunny UK

Comments:

As a lurker on this site I watch the direction it is taking with a feeling of dejavu, all the same people and the same arguments are cropping up here that used to belong on Suzannes AR guestbook. There has been open warfare with Keith abusing Emily, others forming alliancies to bully someones valid point of view, others writing utter drivel.I despair for the site's future as the cancer will devour all.Sorry Claudia, despite your best efforts I fear it is all in vain.What a shame the bad elements could not have been contained on Suzanne's site.This of coarse is just a personal opinion,however it is based on careful research .


Ness 
10/21/05 at 05:00 PM

What is your location? Tampa, FL

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Quote:
  do want to express one thing though,I for one could not give a monkeys what way Mr Rickman swings....I love him no matter what,and I have no business what so ever to invade on that matter......and neither does anybody else....Not lecturing,just making a point

 

I just want to make clear that I would still love him and watch is work no matter if he did suddenly say he was homosexual.  I don't want to say I don't care what his orientation is.  I do because he my favorite fantasy man, but it is none of my business and I would rather not know.  I'm all for letting celebrities keep their lives as private as they wish.  I know he has a mate and that's enough information for me.  Really even that is none of my business. 


Sabine 
10/21/05 at 04:57 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Okay, I'll just have to come to Russel Crowe's defense here.    I've seen him in several movies and I think he's an absolutely brilliant actor.  No AR, but still brilliant.  I also saw him on Inside the Actor's Studio and he was very nice, polite, and very, very funny.  So, he may have a temper problem, there's no denying that.  But I still like him.  A lot. 

 

As for AR being gay or not.  Personally, I don't care whatsoever what his sexual orientation is.  As Claudia stated before, that's his business alone.


Lisa 
10/21/05 at 03:57 PM

What is your location? England

Comments:

Hey there,

Newbie here,I have been lurking on this site for ages,and I wanted to just say how much I love it,so much information and so many dedicated followers of Alan,who I just absolutly love,not just for his looks,I am a wee bit shallow,but I love his acting more,he acts with such grace and brilliance,the only thing that gets me,is WHY he is not a headliner on everything he does????

I mean,lets be honest here,he steals every scene he is ever in,and then takes the film,stage etc by storm....Genious....

I do want to express one thing though,I for one could not give a monkeys what way Mr Rickman swings....I love him no matter what,and I have no business what so ever to invade on that matter......and neither does anybody else....Not lecturing,just making a point

Anyways,I love this site,brilliant,hope to come back again real soon....

Smashing.....


Hikity 
10/21/05 at 03:41 PM

What is your location? dark Haan

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Claudia, I thank you and now I think we should have a nice glas of  preverable with our Man...who is the best actor alive and a wonderful human being in this crazy world.

Cheers and nighty night


Franimal 
10/21/05 at 03:39 PM

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Nicely put Claudia.   You really have a way with words.

 

 

Lauren - I work in West Trenton (which is where I am now - could this day be going any more slowly??) and live in Hightstown with my hubby and son.

 

 

Franimal


Ali-Pat 
10/21/05 at 03:38 PM

What is your location? in the rainiest part of Ohio

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

Comments:

Elaine, thank you for sharing your Rachel Corrie experience so freely and so completely! 

I really appreciate being let in on the after-play discussion and being able to see what the set looks like.  Between that and reading the playscript, I feel as though I have been to see the play myself!  But that will not stop me from seeing it when/if it comes to Broadway (or even Olympia, for that matter!) 

 

Also, thanks to whomever pointed us to the Royal Court Education Pack on MNiRC.  That is quite a document! 


Claudia #48503 
10/21/05 at 03:05 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 Wowzers, Elaine!  Thank you!!!! 

 

Elaine wrote:

Quote:
I did not realise but it was almost an hour! Seemed shorter!

 

I can certainly understand that!  LOL

 

Of course you can add those names to our gaylicious list, Sue! 

 

As for Russell Crowe, I must admit that I was first turned off of him (and Meg Ryan) by the affair they had.  But his temper has been the major component of my dislike for him.  I can actually say I have never seen him in a film so I can't really vouch for his acting.  I came close to watching Gladiator only because of Richard Harris but I just couldn't get over the RC factor.  Sorry, I'm voting for the Prince. 

 

Hikity, I do understand your comments about MNiRC.  However, my distaste for the article was simply because the writer obviously doesn't understand what the play is truly about and instead twists the review into a political debate. 

 

Susan CA, you are absolutely right in that one can't make absolute generalizations about any one group of people.  I have a family member that doesn't have a drop of Jewish blood in her and she thinks everyone is out to get them!  I really don't think Hikity meant that either.   

 

Dee, there's no need to be grumpy.  I really don't think Long Time Fan meant any harm.  He/She might not be familiar with your sense of humor.  In fact, I do understand your humor but I can honestly say that I didn't understand you were upset at the writer of the post you found.  So I think it was just a misunderstanding, so please don't be grumpy....not on a Friday anyway!  *grin*

 

 


Ness 
10/21/05 at 03:02 PM

What is your location? Tampa, FL USA

Comments:

Ugh!  Why is it a man is single and 59 and people think he's gay?  He's got a life partner.  They've been together longer then I've even been alive!  I think people see what they want to see.  And read into his actions however they perseive him. 

 

In Dee's and anyone else's defense that feels this way it just takes from the fantasy when you know that someone is of a sexual orientation that wouldn't allow for a natural partnership.  We KNOW it's not going to happen, but it's a daydream killer for some of us if we have to imagine changing him.  Don't know why.  It's not that we have homophobia or even that 2 guys is a turn off.  (I think it's very HOT personally!)  But it just takes the fun out of it if you know he's not hetero.

 

Want to send a great thank you for the story behind DH!  I hadn't heard that before.  Or that Norman was married.  I love getting this little known background stuff you guys seem to know!  You all rock!!!


lauren 
10/21/05 at 02:57 PM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

Comments:
Franimal: what part of NJ are you from? I live in Woodbury, NJ, but work in Philadelphia... just wondering

Elaine: thanks for the end of the transcript! I hope everything works out and it will come to the states so I can see it!


Dee 
10/21/05 at 02:52 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Sorry to be so grumpy. Here's a makeup gift: watermarks removed.

 

 



Christina 
10/21/05 at 02:37 PM

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Nighty Night, ladies! and for all you HP fans "Don`t let the bed gnomes bite!"
 
  P.S.: could someone work their magic on removing that watermark? Thank you all!

Christina 
10/21/05 at 02:28 PM

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Marlina - good luck with you exams, you will be missed around here!
Dee - Wonderfull wallpaper, thank you so much for posting it and hope you`re feeling better. You really mustn`t upset yourself, everyone has their own opinion and there`s no point in trying to change them. What we all think counts the most and it`s pretty obvious that no one`s opinion about AR was changed about that article.
 
About Russell Crowe. I had the same opinion (that he really is in fact just a bully!) but that changed once I saw him on a show some time ago. He really seemed very sincere, genuine and kind. He has my vote, Robbie Williams (I think) is much worse.

Franimal 
10/21/05 at 02:13 PM

Comments:

Elaine

 

That's awesome, thanks for sharing it!!

 

 

Franimal


Elaine 
10/21/05 at 01:56 PM

Comments:

OK, here's the last of the transcript. I did not realise but it was almost an hour! Seemed shorter!

 

Q. How was it being directed by a director who is really an actor first, did you find there was a difference?

Megan says that she didn’t. Every director is different. It takes a while to really develop a vocabulary so you understand what you’re doing. You still take your way of working with you.

AR: I think only Megan can answer that question

 

Q. Have you thought about it as a screen play?

Elyse says that there has been a lot of interest in film and radio and I think it will have a very long life in any form.

AR: Any of you still sitting over that side (points to left) then should look at the set from that side (points right) or you should before you leave. It’s one of the problems of moving this because I don’t know how many of you are aware that we played upstairs first in April which ironically enough for a smaller theatre is much longer because we can use the length, so one of the problems in bringing it down here was the fact that it shrinks. It’s deeper that way and then it shrinks and that’s been hard but Hildegard Bechtler is a great great designer.

 

Q. How were you able to keep the performance alive and stay fresh for every performance?

Megan said for her she gets an adrenalin rush before going on stage and that gives you a tremendous amount of energy and really focus’ the mind. Then you just do it one word at a time and time them in your head as though you’ve never done them before. Try to make it new every time and really have a need to communicate what you are saying. It takes her a couple of hours after the performance to recover.

 

Q. Could not hear this question at all! Something to do with taking the play into the community, around the UK.

Elyse said that there had been  many requests within Britain from groups that want to do it and that there will probably be many productions in years to come.

AR: I think that in an ideal world too, it’s where it’ll go hand in glove with the the possibility of it being in some way or other of putting it on film because then as a dvd it can travel into schools. I think that’s all very down the line.

 

Q. To Megan, in developing the play with Rachel, what do you think she has given you?

Megan says it’s a good question but she hates it! She had a lot to give people and a tremendous sense of humour. And the fact that she had so much to give of herself, that inspired her more so than any other thing.

 

(AR again points out that there are people in the circle with questions)

 

Q (Can’t hear this as lots of people decided to leave at this time!) Something about Rachel’s writing.

AR: We were led very much, well I mean I would be interested in that anyway as a piece of theatre and we wouldn’t be having a show and it wouldn’t be true. All of the material which you have of her which I hope someday will get published, there are many such….  some of them quite infuriating and her parents were so dead against this being….. and some of it’s quite hard. They find it quite a hook to..er  cindy hearing herself described as old and putting on her make up, you know she’s a very beautiful woman, Cindy Corrie, and you can only look at her from the perspective of a 16, 17 year old girl at the time. But they’re very, in a right way, happy with it. She’s not presented as a…….

 

Q. How does one person carry this show for the entire time, how did you deal withhe challenge of havin only one actor to carry the entire show?

AR: As Megan said in a way line by line. You just have a kind of checklist.  Did I hear that word? Did I hear that line? Yes, No. If it’s no, have we now got to work to making sure I heard it? And then I guess a kind of tapestry gets built up that you believe a paragraph and then you believe a page and then connections start to get made and it’s been very important in bringing it down here to, in a sense, to make sure that Megan has more thinking time. Upstairs I think  was much more, kind of maybe,  in a way more (kinetic?)  She could run around a bit more and the space was more a playground.  Neccesarily what happens down here is that much greater focus is put on and she has to have time to  (find?)  she can carry the words

 

Q. I think it is important that this kind of thing is done. The kind of thing that isn’t in the public forum and that theatre is a way of getting it out to people who can’t see it in anyother way.

AR: Thank you and I agree with you and I think that actually in a way  answers somebody’s question down there about what were we aiming for, and why, how did this happen and why and what’s your intention and the all rest of it, and I should have said it then. It was from the word go a feeling that we live in the kind of world that you’re talking about where you don’t know who’s telling the truth, the world is run by, wherever you look, people you don’t trust and I stare at young people and think where the hell are they going to get his information from? At least this you can argue with this material, at least it has blinding clarity and it’s a voice that you can absolutely trust to be her experience. She was there, all of this happened and she writes about it with such clarity that…  why ….it aught  to be heard.

 

The last question was to ask if people in “power” were coming to see the play and the panel said Yes. It then finished after almost an hour of questions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Leanne 
10/21/05 at 01:53 PM

Comments:

DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOW!! thats amazing, hes life size too!! i can kiss my screen now!!!

Thank you so so much!

and as for that report thing, ignore it, thats what I do!

Love

Leanne

-x-


franimal 
10/21/05 at 01:51 PM

What is your location? at work in NJ

Comments:

Hi everybody!

 

It's Friday - and raining here ----- AGAIN!!

 

Hey - wanna go back to just likin' AR??  I'm in!  How's about you?

 

 

Franimal


Susan 
10/21/05 at 01:24 PM

Comments:
"Jewish people will never ever cease to feel attacked (and I can understand it) by anything which has to do with them in the slightest."

Hikity, there are usually lots of exceptions to an absolute generalization about any group of people.   Most of the Jews in my family and among my friends don't feel the way you describe, for example.

Hikity 
10/21/05 at 12:54 PM

Comments:

Nooo, pleeeease, Dee, don't be in a bad mood, we need you and most of us agree anyway with you

and thank you for that gorgeous wallpaper - Frailty thy name is Brandon


Dee 
10/21/05 at 12:26 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Whoa. I should have read today's entries before I posted.

 

longtime fan - I'm NOT going to get drawn into that kind of discussion. What upset me was the rather nasty way the person wrote the report -  that's all. If you've lurked here for awhile, you know that I'm slightly over-dramatic and generally harmless. AND married. If my fantasies about AR were so serious that I was honestly concerned about his sexual orientation, I'd be seeking a marriage counselor.

 

*grumble*growl*shakes head*now in a bad mood*

 

 


sue 
10/21/05 at 12:26 PM

Comments:

Nice, Dee!

 

Hikity-Russell C is rather fond of using his fists. I know he has hit people in Australia and over here he pinned a BBC producer to the wall whilst threatening him after the BAFTAs because they cut out his poetry reading. More recently he was involved in throwing a phone at a waiter in the States!


Dee 
10/21/05 at 12:05 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Leanne - Here's the Brandon wallpaper I promised. I hope it's what you had in mind. If you don't like it (or want something a little different) please don't hesitate to ask!

 

Oh, and anyone else can nab it too!

 



Elaine 
10/21/05 at 11:58 AM

Comments:

Oh, and I agree with you, Sue. Why did not our great and wondrous leader make this day a PH? Would have been ideal. It's an opportunity to celebrate British success for a change! We had our parade last weekend. Marched a LONG way through Exeter with the Devon & Dorset Regimental Band. I really enjoyed it! My son has his parade this Sunday and will be joining his future Naval colleagues and Sea Cadets from the area to march through Yeovil.


Elaine 
10/21/05 at 11:54 AM

Comments:

My observations from Tuesday - and I had him in full view not 6 feet away from me for nearly an hour. Yes, he does talk with his hands and he splays his fingers right out, often seen in his films, too. His hands are very "delicate" for a man but that also comes with good grooming. He does not drink any more than anyone else. The glasses of red wine were small ones compared with the usual pub measure. I would perhaps call him a "luvvy" but never a drama queen. He is an actor's actor. He has been schooled with the best actors that this country can produce. He lives, breathes, theatre - as he said, it is his "religion". I did not see any "dramatic" behaviour. He was polite, generous, and gregarious! And for once, seemed to be enjoying the support and thanks for directing a masterful piece of work.

 

And the gay question always comes up. It would not bother me in the least which way his bread is buttered. There's always been an "element" but that could be down to his theatrical training. As it has been said, only he and Rima really know. It makes no difference to my fantasies. I'll never been in any position to make it matter anyway and it worries me that sometimes, it is taken by a few people a little too far. You get stalkers and "odd" people then and I would not like to be on the receiving end of that kind of adulation.

 

And Rupert Everett rocks!!

 

I've read versions of that aticle, Claudia, and like Katherine Viner said in the talk, they are written by people who have never seen the play. (And KV is Jewish!)

 

Well, back to the grindstone.....

 

 

 

 


Hikity 
10/21/05 at 11:31 AM

Comments:

Have you ever seen Italians NOT using their hands (andthe whole body sometimes) when they speak?? I do as well...and talk a lot (but it's my much calmer daughter who is becoming an actress )

 

Sue, what's about manners concerning R Crowe?? I must admit I have no idea  - I only know his films and esp. Beautiful Mind. If his manners are as bad as RW's I do not vote for him any longer


Alanfan 
10/21/05 at 10:45 AM

What is your location? E. Yorkshire

Comments:

This talk of Alan's sexuality is a bit of an old chestnut.  He uses his hands when he talks, so. If he put his hands in his pockets he'd be dumb. Lots of people speak with there hands but it doesn't mean their sexuality is in doubt, leave him alone.


sue 
10/21/05 at 09:55 AM

Comments:

Thanks for the Trafalgar Wishes Claudia It would have been the ideal time for our great and glorious leader to give us a new Public Holiday. We have nothing from the end of August until Christmas and Trafalgar Day has been mooted as an ideal day many times in the past. We are second bottom in Europe for Public Holidays and we need anothee one!! Dammit!!

Anyway three cheers for Nelson, our greatest hero IMO

 

Sorry Hikity, can't vote for Russell. Although he is a fab actor I don't find him attractive and his manners leave something to be desired

 

As far as that Israeli item is concerned, everybody is entitled to their opinions but I have read at least four differnt pieces using the  "Jewish Rachels" theme. Looks like people have just lifted an original idea and passed it off as their own.

 

Claudia, can I add Freddie Mercury to your list of fanciable gays and David Hyde Pierce and lots more too! (I am such a hussy) I can reveal that I saw Bill Nighy and Alan have a hug too but that doesn't make Bill gay does it??

 


lauren 
10/21/05 at 09:51 AM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

Comments:
Hikity - I am voting for Russell Crowe but I haven't been at my computer much the past 2 days - will try to up the voting today!

also, I couldn't care less if Alan was gay, though I don't think he is... too many things point the other direction (his being with Rima forever - for example) I know I have no chance with the man... it's just funny to me to hear him called a drama queen or that he runs like a girl. HeeHee.

My guess is that he talks with his hands and fidgets because he's naturally very expressive - i mean c'mon, he's an actor!


Hikity 
10/21/05 at 09:41 AM

Comments:

Oh dear, Claudia, a difficult story and hard to assess or evaluate. For one thing, Jewish people will never ever cease to feel attacked (and I can understand it) by anything which has to do with them in the slightest. Sometimes it's like walking on a ridge (btw; to quote so else you might know: if you are not with us you are against us...)

In addition, MNiRC is no doubt a politically explosive play whatever our Man believes it to be for him (and I do well understand him, too) as an artist and however he wants the play to be taken by the audience. The external interaction between the actors/directors and the audience is one very important aspect of the theatre in general. May be there is need for detailed enlightenment. Nevertheless, we will encounter such diversity all the time and there is poetic license...The whole argument just reminds me vividly of JM Synges controversial play (at his time of course): The Playboy of the Western World.

 

Have a great day


Leanne 
10/21/05 at 09:28 AM

Comments:

Annick!!

Fantastic find!!

Go You!! I love the ferret scene!!

 

Leanne

-x-

 


Claudia 
10/21/05 at 08:53 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

And......I can't wait for AR to send MNiRC over here to this side of the pond.  I just hope its at a time I can go! 

 

Also....did anyone notice that Elaine said that they plan to put it on film too???  That's going to be fantastic!!!!

 

In the meantime, there are still people that don't really realize or refuse to accept what the play is REALLY about!  This kind of article is such a waste of cyberspace, if you ask me. 

   


Claudia #47856 
10/21/05 at 08:42 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thank you Annick for the links to the HP videos!  If someone doesn't do it before I can get to my proper machine, I'll capture them for us.   

 

Sue, I'm with you on being surprised at the length of the ferret scene.  I'm guessing that if they have no problem in publishing it in its entirety....what do they have in store for us in the rest of the film? 

 

Dee, if you can find where you read the MNiRC report, I'd like to take a look at it. 

 

I have to agree with both Alfan and Long Time Fan (BTW welcome LTF!). 

 

First, I believe a lot of the observations about his movements are misinterpretations.  "Running funny" could be caused from his widely known knee and back injuries.  I don't have a clue as to what the person meant by his hands "flutter".  What does fluttering mean????  As for "drinking a lot"...I'm sorry but people of all genders, shapes, sizes, and personalities drink a lot.  A lot of people might think I drink a lot (cause I do ) but I don't think that could possibly tell anyone what my sexual preference could be.

 

Long Time Fan is right in that this subject has been thrown around a lot through the years and usually its settled with the fact that it is none of our business as to his or anyone else's sexual preference.  As it is none of his business as to mine or yours.  At this late date, I doubt very seriously whether AR will ever validate any suspicions either way because again...its no one's business but his and Rima Horton's. 

 

As for a person's "gayness" hampering another's fantasies, for me that's just hogwash!  Rupert Everett and Ian McKellen are gay and I find both of them very sexy

 

In reference to the scene in Dark Harbor.  I really had a giggle at imagining the director's comments on how it was handled by both actors.  I mean, can't you just imagine the looks of intense "Let's get this over with" on their faces? 

 


Hikity 
10/21/05 at 08:41 AM

Comments:

1782 vs 1873  - are there so few only here on GB who vote for Russell??


Alfan 
10/21/05 at 08:08 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

My two cents on the ending of Dark Harbor so if you have not seen it and dont want to know the ending--stop here--

 

The kiss, the director said that both actors were very nervous about the scene but they both just went up and did it, and i believe they got it on the first go,  but it was the look of content on Alan/David's face after that he had a hard time doing.

 

Now, if we were to go by that scene then i guess that Alan really hasnt been with Rima for almost 40 years, i guess Norman Reedus doesnt have a wife and kids, and hmm now to think of it,hell Tom Selleck and Kevin Kline must be gay too as they kissed in a movie as well, oh and not to forget Natasha Richardson and Rachel Griffiths as they kissed,,,,,,oh oops,,,,,,twice they kissed in BD.

 

ok, sarcasm, sarcasm--sarcasm..no harm meant. This seems to be a topic that comes up regularly once in a while and at the end of the day, we all " get a fresh new start"--( ok, Alan movie line quote...........


Claudia #47799 
10/21/05 at 07:46 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

           

 

 

Congrats to Britian for their 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar!  Looks like there are lots of events planned.  Everyone taking part...be safe! 

 

Trafalgar Weekend

 

Trafalgar 200

 

 


Alanfan 
10/21/05 at 06:11 AM

What is your location? E. Yorkshire

Comments:

Marlina, from what I remember of the directors commentary of DH, neither actor was very happy about it but when it came to filming the scene both actors approached it professionally.


sue 
10/21/05 at 06:09 AM

Comments:
Annick! Thanks for the the two links. I am surprised they showed so much of the ferret scene! Looks like it's going to be good.
Marlina 
10/21/05 at 05:47 AM

Comments:
Hikity~ Forgive me if this sounds dull.. But, what's the problem did Alan had by the end of filming DH?
Marlina 
10/21/05 at 05:41 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

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

Comments:
Hey all! My exams week start tomorrow and that's mean it'll be just a quick check in here and there if i'm online so keep the post and news come! I'll be very delighted to read all of your posts when i finished my exams! Anyway, about the man/woman who said Alan look feminine, acted like drama and fluttered.. I don't mind, He's just got into my heart more and more every minute for me to mind about what other people's negative remarks about him..
Hikity 
10/21/05 at 05:05 AM

Comments:

Morning, ladies...

 

Alfan, I totally agree, thank you

 

And Dee, don't worry I do not doubt for one tiny little minute his orientation (remember the problems he had with filming the end of DH)

Lovely day to all of you


annick 
10/21/05 at 04:40 AM

What is your location? France

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://blogs.aol.fr/sci4ctoulon/ANNICK

Comments:

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Ulrika 
10/21/05 at 03:27 AM

What is your location? Sweden

Comments:

This is from The Leaky Cauldron:

 

Alan Rickman at London Film Festival

Actor Alan Rickman (Professor Snape) will be part of the judge's panel on the best short films at the London Film Festival. Mr Rickman will join others such as Dame Helen Mirren and Kate Winslet on picking the best of the TCM Classic Shorts. These short films will also be broadcast later on Turner Classic Movies on November 5th and 6th. The London Film Festival began yesterday and runs through November 3rd. Actor Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) appeared at the festival last night for a screening of his new film The Constant Gardener, as seen here.

 

 

Good morning everyone by the way  


Alba 
10/21/05 at 02:33 AM

Comments:
Aaannnndddd on a lighter note.... LOL @ the Dunkin' Donuts box on the doll-house photo.
Long time fan 
10/21/05 at 01:17 AM

Comments:

Well, Sherry, I offer this advice to those who find it difficult to fantasize over someone who is not of the same sexual orientation:  Remember that you are FANTASIZING, so anything is possible.  And for the newcomers here, can I just say that this topic has been beaten into the ground for a number of years now?

 


Sherry 
10/21/05 at 01:07 AM

What is your location? no sleep

Comments:

And yes, I have to agree with Alfan-she makes very good a very good point.


Sherry 
10/21/05 at 12:49 AM

What is your location? still awake afterall

Comments:

Long time fan--yes, it is highly unlikely that any of us here would ever get a chance with AR, but it is difficult for some to fantasize over someone who is not the same sexual orientation.


Long time fan 
10/21/05 at 12:38 AM

Comments:
Dee:   I agree with the observations in that sighting. I have often thought that AR has rather effeminate mannerisms. He also runs like a girl. And he swishes like a queen in that Snape robe. I would not be the least bit surprised if he were something other than hetero. And I wouldn't care, either. It doesn't interfere with my enjoyment of him. Why on earth do you say you'd throw youself in front of a humvee if he were not straight?  I don't get it. Why is his sexual orientation so important to you?  It's not like you're ever going to get a chance with him anyway if he's straight, so why does the possibility that he isn't upset you so?
Alfan 
10/21/05 at 12:31 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

ok, hmmm  ok now let me think .

 

---a bit feminine--uh could be his longer hair

 

---he was a bit fluttered--uh could be because he took two stairs at a time  and it was opening night .

---acted like a drama queen  uh, could it be because he is friendly  , talks with his hands and probably was a bit fidgity, i mean he is the director of the damn play, it should be about him,,,,ok, well MD too.

 

---he drank alote uh well,,,,,,,,,,,ok i dont have anything for that because i have read on numerous  occasions the guy like his alcahol  

 

Seriously, the guy is a human being, im glad to see and read stories where he is nothing but Alan Rickman the man, not Alan Rickman the actor, director, activist, performer, presenter and blah blah blah and so forth.

 

 

 


Sherry 
10/21/05 at 12:09 AM

What is your location? bedtime in SLC

Comments:

135dd93f.jpgGOOD NIGHT!!!


Sherry 
10/20/05 at 11:58 PM

Comments:

Dee-say it ain't so ('drama queen'!?)?! If you find where you read that let us know. And if throw yourself in front of a humvee I'll be right there with you!


Sherry 
10/20/05 at 11:52 PM

Comments:

DEE-You tickle me!!! I always look forward to your posts!!


Dee 
10/20/05 at 11:51 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Opps! I got so excited about "Uncle Alan" (I'm going to fantasies about that one for days!) I forgot to ask a troubling question.

 

Late last night, I read an AR sighting at another site that REALLY, REALLY upset me. (Now I can't find the site) The person (not sure if male or female) said they saw AR in person for the first time at MNIRC and thought he seemed "rather feminine". They said his hands "fluttered," he drank a lot, and acted like a "drama queen."

 

None of you sighters would agree with that, would you? (If you say yes, I'm going to throw myself in front of a Humvee!)

 

If I can find that site again, I'm going to kick some ass!!


Dee 
10/20/05 at 11:40 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Hmmm...Uncle Alan must like redheads -- and I'm a redhead! Good!

Hmmm...Uncle Alan must like short women -- but I'm 5'10". Not good.

Hmmm...Uncle Alan must like slightly plump women -- that's me! Good!

Hmmm...Uncle Alan is in a relationship -- and I'm married. That's probably not good. Right?

 crap...


lauren 
10/20/05 at 11:14 PM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

Comments:
Quote:
I just can't picture someone calling him Uncle Alan. It blows my mind. I think it's so cool that he's managed to keep low profile enough that fans like us are shocked when we find things like this.


Ness: I totally agree. When I first read that I sorta giggled. Uncle Alan. HA! I know he has a "real life" but its so hard to imagine. I guess that's why I enjoyed hearing everyone's tales of seeing Alan at the MNiRC show/talk that he was so casual and relaxed with his friends. It makes you stop and think that he's just a normal guy....
(who just happens to be über-sexy and brilliantly talented)

and I also think Rima looks better as a redhead. thanks for sharing that link, I hadn't seen those photos before.

Sherry 
10/20/05 at 10:38 PM

Comments:

I think Rima looks even better as a redhead. And she has a great smile. Very pretty.


Claudia #47366 
10/20/05 at 10:33 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi Sue, S.England!  I'm so happy you felt comfortable enough to join in.  We have a great group of serious fans here and we have a lot of fun. 

 

coolshop, Yes, that is Rima Horton and some of the Horton clan in San Diego last May.  Michelle from England spotted that blog back last March before the wedding and subsequent photos.  Arabella certainly had a unique wedding!  And I just think Rima Horton looks so glamorous in the photos.

 

 

 


Ness 
10/20/05 at 10:28 PM

What is your location? Tampa, FL USA

Comments:

Well, if it was a May 1st wedding then Alan was in Ontario on location for Snow Cake, wasn't he?

 

Uncle Alan?!  That's just cute.  I'm one of those fan girls that often forgets that when the movie is over Alan has a real life.  I just can't picture someone calling him Uncle Alan.  It blows my mind.  I think it's so cool that he's managed to keep low profile enough that fans like us are shocked when we find things like this.


Sherry 
10/20/05 at 10:26 PM

Comments:

Coolshop-looks like a doll house!


Sherry 
10/20/05 at 10:24 PM

Comments:

         

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The reason for our line-forming, the object of our affection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       


coolshop 
10/20/05 at 10:11 PM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

heres another pic with Rima from her Flickr album

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arabellabenson/18189483/in/set-430565/

 

OK, and speaking of Flickr, these 2 are really, really bizarre.  Miniature 'Alan Rickman' dressing rooms??!

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mostlysunny/32660159/

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mostlysunny/32657251/

 

Snapes office....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mostlysunny/32661065/

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mostlysunny/32660376/

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mostlysunny/32660243/

 


Sherry 
10/20/05 at 10:04 PM

Comments:

Uh-oh...fangirl fight!!! Does the winner get Alan?


SARF 
10/20/05 at 09:52 PM

What is your location? NZ

Comments:

And I'm after Sherry!


coolshop 
10/20/05 at 09:52 PM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

Excuse me -- you two will have to get behind ME!   After all, I was the one that found the info, so I'm FIRST!! 


Sherry 
10/20/05 at 09:51 PM

Comments:

Dee, you naughty girl! And i'll be next in line!!! *grin, drool*


Dee 
10/20/05 at 09:48 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

"Uncle Alan!" *snort*! I'd love to sit on Uncle Alan's lap and whisper in his ear what I want for Christmas!


coolshop 
10/20/05 at 09:46 PM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

I think it is real, cause she says later in the blog entry....

 

"May 5th being the general election in England, would have made it impossible for my Aunt Rima, otherwise known as Councilor Horton (labor party thank you very much), to attend.  We sorted it all out, and I have definite yesses from my Mum and Rima.  Alan will have to see if he is on location, and can get away."

 

 

 


Sherry 
10/20/05 at 09:43 PM

Comments:

Coolshop-it does look a little like her. I looked for AR too & didn't see him either


coolshop 
10/20/05 at 09:32 PM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

OK, hope I'm not posting too much here.  But, I was just googling around (in my spare time, yeah, I should be WORKING), and found this blog:

 

http://mygeeklife.typepad.com/schroedingers_oreo/2005/02/atlas_shrugged.html

 

This person appears to be a niece of Rima Horton and this blog entry talks about talking to Aunt Rima and Uncle Alan on the phone.....if you look at the album of wedding pics.....

 

http://mygeeklife.typepad.com/photos/the_wedding/davis_a028.html

 

is this not Rima on the left, here

 

http://mygeeklife.typepad.com/photos/the_wedding/surrounded_by_hortons.html

 

she is also in the big group pic, although I cannot find AR, so he must not have attended.......

 

http://mygeeklife.typepad.com/photos/the_wedding/everybody.html

 

Thought it was kind of interesting! 

 

 

 

 


Sherry 
10/20/05 at 09:23 PM

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Dee-and he has the most INCREDIBLE eyes a man can be blessed with!


Sherry 
10/20/05 at 09:18 PM

Comments:

Sorry my last post is squirrley


Dee 
10/20/05 at 09:16 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

coolshop -- Most fans call AR's facial hair in TMD a "pornstache". I agree - AR looks good in anything (or out of everything like in Dark Harbor!) but the fuzzy-lip-look isn't my favorite. I think AR has the most beautiful mouth I've ever seen and hate to see it covered up!

 

I hated the way she hurt Jamie too, but eventually understood that she had to keep on living. I think when she held the baby was the turning point.


Sherry 
10/20/05 at 09:16 PM

Comments:

If anyone's going to London nex

Short films in spotlight at London festival

Thursday, October 20, 2005; Posted: 1:42 p.m. EDT (17:42 GMT)

story.jpg 
As scene from "Ashes" by director Corinna Faith.

The TCM Classic Shorts competition brings together some of the world's best in short film offerings.

A shortlist of six films has been draw up by a panel of judges, including the biggest names in British film.

Among them are actors Dame Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman and Kate Winslet, as well as director Gurinder Chadha -- best known for film such as "Bhaji on the Beach," "Bend it Like Beckham" and "Bride & Perjudice."

The six film finalists are: "The Clap," directed by Geoff Lindsey; "Ashes," by Corinna Faith; "Jane Lloyd," directed by Happy; "Special People," from Justin Edgar; Andrew Greener's "End Game," and "The Banker," directed by Hattie Dalton.

The top award carries with it a £10,000 (about $17,600) cash prize.

Screenings will take place October 26 at the National Film Theatre during the Short Cuts and Animation portion of the London festival. (Full story) They will also be shown at the TCM Classic Shorts award ceremony November 2.

In addition, the films will air on the TCM t week...

 


coolshop 
10/20/05 at 09:06 PM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

Hi Sherry

 

I agree most definitely about the Anthony beard being hot.   I think I like beard/mustache better than just mustache.


Sherry 
10/20/05 at 09:04 PM

What is your location? SLC

Comments:

BTW-"Hi Coolshop"!!!!!


Sherry 
10/20/05 at 09:01 PM

What is your location? SLC

Comments:

I dunno-I think he looks pretty good with a 'stache ( though, yes, he looks even better w/o one). It doesn't looks so good on him as he's gotten older-you can see him with one on the Belgian version of "The Winter Guest". I must admit though that when he had a beard during "Antony and Cleopatra" he looked damn hot


coolshop 
10/20/05 at 08:30 PM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

sorry, I meant without the mustache, not beard!


coolshop 
10/20/05 at 08:24 PM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

Dee,

 

Thanks for asking!

 

At first I was annoyed with the woman (sorry, forget her name already) as I hated her for hurting Jamie.  I couldn't believe she was going out with the other guy with ALAN at home.....is she NUTS?? But then I thought through the ending and realized he was doing everything for her, to help her move on.

 

I thought it was an interesting movie, and Alan utterly charming and incredibly lovable.  The Spanish poem scene was incredible.   I *loved* his facial expressions as he hung over the edge of the bathtub, and also as they were gazing out the window discussing the clouds. 

 

I do think I prefer him a bit older than this, without the beard (although I'll take him any way I can!). 

 

The voice, speech patterns and mannerisms are incredibly fascinating to listen to and watch.


Dee 
10/20/05 at 08:06 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

coolshop -- so...What did you think of TMD (Truly Madly Deeply)?


coolshop 
10/20/05 at 07:50 PM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

WooHoo!   Soak-him-up plan for this Rickman newbie is in full swing.......

 

TIVOed and watched Truly Madly Deeply today,

 

TIVOed and waiting to watch -- Love Actually and Quiqley down under, scheduled to TIVO - Something the Lord Made.....

 

Rented from the library -- Sense & Sensibility, Dogma, Die Hard and Michael Collins.

 

YEAH!!

 

 

 

 

 

 


sue 
10/20/05 at 06:46 PM

Comments:

Hello to Sue of Southern England, that makes two of us!!


Susan CA 
10/20/05 at 05:39 PM

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Ricky, our goal is. of course, to elect AR most drop-dead gorgeous man of the year.  So our next tactical step is to try to keep Ralph Fiennes from winning next month (he would split the people who vote for Harry Potter film actors, and it would be nice if AR had all of those votes).  So we need weekly winners who won't take votes away from Colin Firth, RF's main competition so far.  And--I don't have a clue who that would be this week. 

Ricky 
10/20/05 at 05:26 PM

What is your location? Austria

Comments:

Hallo Claudia, hello all you ladies here!

 

Almost asleep I am (23.30  here). Well, beside voting for AR I'm doing it every time also for Nr.3, Russell Crowe. In the meantime, I think - shoud I do for that Prince Frederic? Would he have any chance? Worse chance that Robby??

 

Ricky

Thinking about voting ;o(

 


Hikity 
10/20/05 at 05:13 PM

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46971

Nighty night, ladies

 

 (tks to RedTango) still my favourite


Sue 
10/20/05 at 05:01 PM

What is your location? Southern England

Comments:

Hi there !

    I've been following this site for about 18 months and last week finally got round to e-mailing Claudia to praise her for a wonderful site and to say how friendly you all seem to be !! I don't know where you find the time to post but I shall try and make contact occasionally !

      I first saw AR on stage at the Haymarket theatre in Leicester in 1975 when he was appearing in Guys and Dolls. I was only 16 at the time and to be honest I can't remember much about his performance !! I didn't really follow his career closely again until 1995, and indeed have become much more aware of his less well-known films since getting a computer a couple of years ago.

        I was very fortunate to meet AR at the Autistic event last December, and am attending the Chelsea talk on Tuesday. I would to meet up with Elaine, Red Tango (LOVE your site - hilarious !! ) and any other members of this site. I have a spare ticket if anyone would like it --- my husband was coming with me but although we shall be spending the day in London, he will be looking after the kids, whilst I swoon !! Looking forward to next week !


Hikity 
10/20/05 at 04:23 PM

What is your location? a bit colder now

Comments:

RickiNicki, I sent you a mail.

Elaine, just great, thanks so much for sharing!

Claudia, I hope Frederik does not have "[...] to be cruel only to be kind." and believes "frailty thy name is woman"....Nevertheless, I vote for this other great actor Russell Crowe and I do wish so very much he overtakes RW (grrrr, insane mcp)


AFNH 
10/20/05 at 04:02 PM

Comments:
Pamper those fingers, Elaine, they deserve it. Know what you mean, anything to do with AR never feels like work!
Jules, just thinking the same thing. If he has stayed put in the area, there is someone wandering around the North East who is a dead ringer for Our Man, about the same age too. South Shields needs closer inspection!
Amy 
10/20/05 at 03:54 PM

What is your location? SF, Ca

Comments:
Elaine - w00t! brilliant transcript. Thanks soo much. Seeing as he'll probably never be in my neck of the woods, the next best thing to actually meeting AR, is reading about other people meeting him. .

Here's a gift for all your hard work.

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Cheers


RickiNicki 
10/20/05 at 03:39 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

 Elaine, that was hard work! Thank you so much for the transcript, it's really interesting what AR said!

 

Hikity, if you would like, you can email me your number for meeting up in London, Bayswater Inn is not far away from my place.

 

Rima was definitely not at this event. I'm still drooling *sighs*.

 

 


Claudia #46788 
10/20/05 at 03:35 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Jules, have a look around...the adult version of that AR look-alike might still be around your area!  *grin*

 

You can bet your bottom dollar if Elaine says that Rima Horton wasn't at the theatre last Tuesday night, she wasn't.  The LJ poster doesn't even know RH's name. She kept calling her "Rita". 

 

 


Jules 
10/20/05 at 03:28 PM

What is your location? England

Comments:

Elaine, thank you very much for the transcript.  Much appreciated.

 

I would just like to add my two pennerth about the school photograph if I may.  The school where it was taken - South Shields Grammar - (as was) is in the North East of England.  South Shields is just a stones throw away from me.  And we know that Alan did not go to school there.  Although it is interesting to think that there could be an Alan lookalike in my vicinity.

 

coolshop, ooh yes, the In Demand video.  It gets us all every time, hehe.  Glad you are finding and enjoying the delights which are Alan Rickman.  


Elaine 
10/20/05 at 03:09 PM

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Peekabooh, Rima was NOWHERE  in sight. And I don't think she would have completely ignored him all night! I am certain that she was not there. I'm hoping she'll be there next week,though. I've not seen her yet. And I'm curious about the France rumour, too.

 

Thanks for all the good wishes guys. I'll be back at it tomorrow. It's not a chore,....really!


Peekabooh 
10/20/05 at 03:04 PM

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Elaine, RickiNicki, Gaby, does anyone of you noticed Rima around the 18th? Because someone on ar_daily mentioned her name as being around there. On the other hand, I know you girls would have told us if she was there. And what is with the story she is in France right now, does anyone has information about that? Thanks.

kathy 
10/20/05 at 03:04 PM

What is your location? ARkansas

Comments:

Elaine

Thank you so much for all your transcription efforts.  I love to read about the "real" AR.  Next best thing to being there--You're wonderful.

 

 

Think I used enough smilies?


Peekabooh 46700 
10/20/05 at 02:50 PM

What is your location? home

Comments:
Elaine, thanks so much!

Q 
10/20/05 at 02:50 PM

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Daydreamer 
10/20/05 at 02:14 PM

Comments:
Elaine:
Thank you for this wonderful transcript.
Claudia #46628 
10/20/05 at 02:12 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

From Paugon at IMDb:

 

Today I've gone to Ikiru Films (spanish Perfume producer) for a check, and I've been talking with a man who told me that DreamWorks has a teaser trailer of the movie, and soon we will see it.

He had seen a preliminar cut of the movie, and told me that it's completly amazing in all the senses, but specially in photo, artistic direction and costume design.

I can't wait for that teaser!!!

Pau


Sabine 
10/20/05 at 02:04 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Elaine - thank you so much for the transcript!  I know your neck hurts, and your fingers probably hurt too by now, but your typing up the transcript and sharing it with us is greatly appreciated!  You rock!  


Claudia #46542 
10/20/05 at 01:37 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Elaine!  I know your fingers are to the bone by now!   Thank you!!!!!  Looking forward to the next installment whenever you're ready. 

 

Sue, Prince Frederik is the Crown Prince of Denmark (To be or not to be......Hello's Weekly Most Attractive).  I think he and his wife just had a "widdle" one too. 

 

coolshop, so glad to know you're getting caught up!  The In Demand video still drops me to my knees in a drooling mess! 

 

 

 


AFNH 
10/20/05 at 01:32 PM

Comments:
Great work on the transcript, Elaine!
Elaine 
10/20/05 at 01:02 PM

Comments:

Let's hope AR gets in Hello again then!

 

TINY pic of Snape in the background from this cap of another GoF trailer. I am beginning to think that they are right - he is always in the background but has little to say.

 


sue 
10/20/05 at 12:39 PM

Comments:

Excellent Elaine!

BTW I think they just choose people who were in the last week's issue of Hello. If Alan appeared again, in November say, he could well be up for a weekly vote again.


Franimal 
10/20/05 at 12:09 PM

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Wow Elaine - thanks for all of that.

 

 

Franimal


Elaine 
10/20/05 at 12:08 PM

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How comes Robbie gets a second chance??


Elaine 
10/20/05 at 12:05 PM

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Third installment. My neck is aching so I may not get the rest up until tomorrow.

 

Q. How do you produce this, direct this, deliver this every day and not go home (moved, I think, could not hear)……., or do you?

(Katherine points at Megan who says “Why Me?”)

AR: I find it more and more uplifting to watch if that’s part of an answer I don’t know about m

Megan.

Megan says that there are times when she does feel that way, and certain bits of the show will move her in a different way. It’s moving to see people respond to it, sometimes that gets to her. As Alan says, it’s uplifting, it’s positive, it’s a story about hope.

Katherine  says that the way that the theatre gets full up and everyone engages with it and responds to it is moving.

AR: So I know that we’re imparting information that people don’t have, so you know, that’s very positive.

Elyse says that the most important thing for her is the Corrie family. It has brought her back to life for them so that’s very positive.

 

Q. Another political diaribe. The gist of the qustion was is there any criticism of rachel for going as in the questioners country they are not brought up to know about things like Palestine.

Elise says that Rachel’ story is an american story. Priviledged and brought up like to know about things.

Tiffany says they met people from Olympia and people there are very aware of what is going on outside the US. A teacher said that you should see Rachel in context with Olympia and what happens there and that because of that, she was able to make speeches at 10.

AR: But as a general rule of thumb I think certainly for actors and I guess for a director, you shouldn’t judge your character so I’m struggling to accept that as an idea. I can’t possibly judge people. It’s not for me to do….(questioner wanted to make her point) Well criticising is judging isn’t it so I wouldn’t do either (something else from questioner) All we can do is tell the story.

 

AR (points to the circle for the next question): There were some up here.

 

Q. A lot of US people who had heard others speak about Rachel were ready to accuse people of anti semitism. If you are taking the show to the USA, have you encountered any accusations of anti-semitism?  Which part of the US do you want to get this out to?

Katherine says they want to get this out to as many places as possible.  Such criticisms have only appeared on the internet from people who have not seen the play. When they do see it they realise that its about Rachel and not politically motivated.

 

Q. What was the main and informing principle behind bringing this play to an audience?

AR: Well there’s a driving force as a human being when you read something in the newspaper like that and there’s another process that takes place when you think and now I think it should be put on in a theatre so there’s something happens in your head which is a developing thought (questioner – That’s what I ‘m trying to ascertain whether it was the human story behind Rachel  or whether you wanted to propogate Rachel’s beliefs)

AR: The very first thing was to do with the fact which I often think, that newspapers are things which you might pick up or you might not. You might read that article or you might read something about fasion. You may not have got the Guardian that day. Your day might have been busy and  it stayed there and then somebody put it in the bin and that was the guiding principle to me that this was about an extraordinary communicator whose life was over and as a journalist said to me the other day, what would you like to say to Rachel Corrie if she walked in here now and I said well she’s not going to is she, that’s the point. And so I think those are the guiding principles really, and the quality of her writing. Her quality as a  communicater which only then developed more and more, the more we saw the stuff she wrote at 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, and of course she’s dead at 22. I would never have got involved in it had it not been about  that and about  a real story, - you know,you talk about anne frank,- a story that demanded to be told in a way. I think it’s important to keep myself out of it now more and more, the more it goes on and the more it’s life continues, the more my energies are about making sure that it communicates itself as directly and as openly as possible to any audience  that ….

Elyse said as the Royal Court is the home of new writing, this is a great young writer that we wanted the public to know about.

 

 


sue 
10/20/05 at 11:57 AM

Comments:

Coolshop said:

Quote:

I just watched the In Demand Video.  OH -- MY -- GOD!

 

The way he smirks ever so slightly a couple of times...........I am truly concerned that I am becoming utterly and totally obsessed!!

  

 

Oh dear just sit in a darkened room for a bit and be assured it won't get any better!!

 

Elaine, thanks so much for transcribing, I know how hard it is to do that.

 

Prince Frederik has overtaken Robbie Williams in the weekly vote I even gave him a vote................Ummmmmmmmmmm WHO is Prince Frederik anyway!!


coolshop 
10/20/05 at 11:35 AM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

Oh my dear goodness, someone please HELP me! 

 

As an AR newbie, the only thing I have seen is Potter and bits of Love Actually.  I am slowly working my way through some of the videos on this site.

 

I just watched the In Demand Video.  OH -- MY -- GOD!

 

The way he smirks ever so slightly a couple of times...........I am truly concerned that I am becoming utterly and totally obsessed!!

 

Sorry to gush.  Couldn't help it..! 

 

 


Claudia #46305 
10/20/05 at 10:44 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks, Alba! That certainly might be another chance at an AR sighting.  As well as something interesting on TCM next month.  I love independent shorts...they can as weird, sad, funny or whatever they want to be. 

 

 


Alba 
10/20/05 at 10:27 AM

Comments:
I don't know anything about this festival, but maybe another chance for sightings?!?!

Short films in spotlight at London festival

Thursday, October 20, 2005 Posted: 1414 GMT (2214 HKT)

LONDON, England (CNN) -- The international film community -- with all its glam and glitter -- will share the spotlight next week with up-and-coming talent at the 49th annual London Film Festival.

The TCM Classic Shorts competition brings together some of the world's best in short film offerings.

A shortlist of six films has been draw up by a panel of judges, including the biggest names in British film.

Among them are actors Dame Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman and Kate Winslet, as well as director Gurinder Chadha -- best known for film such as "Bhaji on the Beach," "Bend it Like Beckham" and "Bride & Perjudice."

The six film finalists are: "The Clap," directed by Geoff Lindsey; "Ashes," by Corinna Faith; "Jane Lloyd," directed by Happy; "Special People," from Justin Edgar; Andrew Greener's "End Game," and "The Banker," directed by Hattie Dalton.

The top award carries with it a £10,000 (about $17,600) cash prize.

Screenings will take place October 26 at the National Film Theatre during the Short Cuts and Animation portion of the London festival. (Full story) They will also be shown at the TCM Classic Shorts award ceremony November 2.

In addition, the films will air on the TCM (Turner Classic Movies) television channel as part of its Classic Shorts weekend November 5 and 6.

TCM Classic Shorts, which began six years ago, has grown to become one of the most prestigious short film competitions in Europe. Last year's winner, "Nits," was screened as part of the Quinzaine des Realisateurs at the Cannes Film Festival.

Two previous finalists -- "Brown Paper Bag," directed by Michael Baig Clifford, and "About A Girl," directed by Brian Percival -- followed up their TCM Classic Shorts success by winning top short film honors from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

TCM -- launched in Europe in 1999 -- is a division of Time Warner, which is also the parent of CNN.
Claudia #46239 
10/20/05 at 10:03 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Happy birthday to Elaine's Dad!!!  Have a great one!

 

 


Elaine 
10/20/05 at 09:38 AM

What is your location? Having a rest from the earphones

Comments:

I forgot to say that there has long been a rumour that AR and RH have a property in France but there has never been any confirmation. So, it's interesting that someone said she was there at the moment. If only we knew!

 

Alanfan, as much as we would like it to be him, AR did not go to that school, so there is no way it can be him. Thanks for bringing it up, though because I am sure a lot of fans have seen those pics and thought it was him!

 

 Haunted House It's getting nearer 


Alanfan 
10/20/05 at 08:59 AM

What is your location? E. Yorkshire

Comments:

In answer to your question Beryl, I can't remember I've had it on my computer ages along with the other one that was posted here. There seems to be arguments for and against it to be Alan, I don't know I just thought I'd let you see it.


Alba 
10/20/05 at 08:18 AM

Comments:
Thanks for you effort, Elaine. It's an interesting read and very much appreciated.
Claudia #46077 
10/20/05 at 08:09 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  Ohhhhh Elaine!!! That is exactly the kind of stuff I've been wanting to read about this play! Thank you sooo much for the transcribing.  I know how much effort you are putting into it and you are just a sweetheart to do it for us! 

 

 

Hi Violet AND Meeressternchen!  Welcome to our group.  Sorry, Meeressternchen, I think I missed welcoming you earlier.  I'm sure you will find our group great to be around. 

 

Daydreamer! Thank you for the piece on Nobel Son.  I'm beginning to agree with Emily in that this is going to probably be a minor part for AR.  But minor or not....its a chance to see him (if there's no distribution problems that is) so I'm not complaining.  Only 31 days to shoot???? 

 

 

 


Elaine 
10/20/05 at 08:06 AM

Comments:

Okay, part 2. It was difficult to hear a lot of the questions as most were from down in the stalls.

 

 

Missed question (to Megan who answered.)

 

 

AR:……so making it present was always the most important thing and it’s the biggest challenge I think that Megan has because its so written…but it’s also so articulate so I think as long as the thinking is alive.and I think that most of acting is about thinking correctly and   listening      correctly as long as she’s arguing it as it happens to her in an ideal world that’s when it will connect but there’s of course  a huge technical problem for Megan.

 

Q about Rachel’s parents being involved.

Elyse answers. Says that they were very involved every step of the way. Saw the script many times. Spent a lot of time with Megan alone on stage. Invited to watch but with the chance to leave if it got too much for them. They saw it 6 times. Hard for them. They will be back to see the last 2 nights at this run. They get  an email every night about that day’s performance

Katherine said that the first time Craig saw Megan on the bed, they had him because that was Rachel. And he got a lot out of seeing Megan as Rachel react to his email as he never thought what that would have been like.

 

Q Are there plans to take it elsewhere?

Elyse – From the first, plans to translate it into as many languages as possible and would very much next like to take to the USA next year. (cheers!)

 

Q Your auditioning for Rachel, did you know what king of character you were trying to find? Do you know what I mean?

 

AR:  I do know what you mean. Very quick answer, there wasn’t an audition process. No, I knew, it’s true. I knew Megan because we had done a workshop here and I was quite clear that it had to be played by an american and you know sometimes destiny and casting go together and I just had to kind of cross my fingers and hope that she said yes. It’s that simple

 

Q. (Difficult to hear) something about did you always see it as a one person show or were there plans to expand it into something more , or as a political thing.

Katherine: Before they received Rachel’s  journals she had researched the Gaza side of things but when the journals came they decided that they did not need any of that background.

Tiffany: There had been plans to put something at the end but it did not seem appropriate

AR: It was important to me anyway that this should not be seen as a polemic, of course it’s very incendiary material and of course a lot of things have been written about that. I think  it exists for you to agree with or disagree with but it exists as solely of the voice of somebody who was there apart from an eye witness account of her death which we had to put in for anybody in the audience who doesn’t know what happened but it seemed like absolutely the right decision. Ultimately we had to edit out all sorts of things, I mean in other narratives, including I’m sure most of you would not be aware that Colin her long time boyfriend of whom she talks about is also dead and for a long time we thought whether that should somehow  be made part of the story and decided not to do that either

Q How did he die?  AR; He committed suicide.

 

Q I know it’s universal but I would be interested to know how many Jewish people in the audience. K said that that would not be appropriate.

AR : But I think it’s interesting to hear what people have to say on that point of view.

 

Q for Megan about ? (can’t hear)

Megan: All shared the information we had. Watched a lot of videos. Got very specific pictures of the background. Talked to as many people as poss who had been to Palestine. The Olympia side, she felt she knew. “Alan just recently went to Olympia and came back with a picture of Puget Pantry. And that was exactly how we imagined it to be.”

 

Q. A guy with a long political diatribe! What’s your sense of where you need to go now to keep on telling that story to as many people as possible because I think that’s most important.

AR: I think that’s sort of happening I mean, anyway. I don’t know about organising it, that’s not my job as you say I’ve …a piece of work…which we’ve…in many ways. What’s happening to me is such a validation of the role theatre plays which is nothing to do with cinema or reading a book or watching tv or any other form of storytelling and with no particular conscious effort on anybody’s part, I mean there’s some organisation, but this theatre is filling up with very young people and somehow or other I do think that good theatre creates a magnet. That’s what it’s there for, it’s why I’m part of it, it’s why it’s kind of my religion, and that is happening. Young people have discovered that there is a piece of work which is about them as well as what you’ve just been saying as well as what anybody else in here would say would be the story of this play, it’s also about the fact that young people have a life ahead of them and choices and as she says, that your life is not just about what you choose to buy at the mall at the time when many other forces are trying to persuade them that it is.

 

 


Chalebh 
10/20/05 at 06:59 AM

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Just an update.


Beryl 
10/20/05 at 06:43 AM

Comments:

whoa!!! sorry for that! i was actually reading the posts from the previous page!!! geeze... this is embarassing...hehe

 

*slaps herself*


Beryl 
10/20/05 at 06:38 AM

Comments:

just dropping by...

 

alanfan, that DOES look like alan,... like you said, that nose, those eyes... where'd you find it?

 

i wonder what rickinicki is up to... can't wait to read your report!!! ^^


Elaine 
10/20/05 at 06:14 AM

Comments:

Daydreamer, thanks for finding that. Hmmm, seems to be another film which will have to hunt for someone to release it! I wish he would do a HUGE Hollywood Blockbuster! (Not counting HP of course!)

 

I've transcribed the first question and answer of the talk.

 

First question, about how it all came to be put on stage. AR answers.

 

6 weeks or something like that after the opening story, the Guardian, which Katherine is one of the editors, printed her emails to her parents, there was just that much in the Guardian, and I was so affected by them, emotoinaly of course, and politically I guess, but also just the quality of the writing. I brought them to Ian Crawley-Rickson, the artistic director, and he said okay let’s see where this can go because at that time I had no idea what we could do with it. And then Elyse who runs the international department here was brought in and she brought Katherine in, and somewhere in there we met Cindy and Craig Corrie, Rachel’s parents, who were travelling around meeting individuals and organisations that were known to Rachel. So we met them here and we started up a conversation with her parents which of course had to take it’s own time and it’s own temperature because they said they had to go home and it was pretty raw still. They had a lot of Rachel’s writings at home that they needed to go through . And then there was just a kind of waiting period really and I saw them again and they said I’m sorry it ‘s taken so long. Then eventually Rachel’s sister Sarah took the job on of looking through all the work which is obviously painful and long and she said .. what do you want, do you want just the Gaza stuff? And I said everything. And so a bit after that we received a package, or Elyse received a package here at the Court, 180 pages of her journals from the time she was 10. And then we came to the long process of, Katherine, myself, Megan and Tiffany who is the assistant director, of finding a shape for it really and selecting it. I think that the crucial event  was watching the video of her memorial service ….which had a remarkable 20 min speech by Colin that you heard her talk about and at the end of it he said “and she was the messiest girl I ever knew” and that in a way gave us the shape because we knew she that she had a letter saying ....Gaza… and being invited there so basically that set up the shape where we’re in a room.  We have all this materia,l she talks about decorating her bedroom so all of the pictures and books and letters and photographs and everything from her past are all around her as she packs them up to leave and then packs the bedroom away and leaves and goes to another world.…so that’s how it happened.

 

Katherine Viner, Megan Dodds, Elyse Dodgson, Tiffany Watt-Smith are the other members of the “panel”.

 

The gaps are things I just could not hear!

 


Daydreamer 
10/20/05 at 05:45 AM

Comments:
Just found this:

'Nobel Son' film crew braves storms
Club Ed set chosen for unique look
This story appeared in the Antelope Valley Press on Wednesday, October 19, 2005.

By LAVENDER VROMAN
Showcase Assistant Editor

Dark clouds loomed Monday over Lake Los Angeles film site Club Ed, but the threat of afternoon storms wasn't enough to deter the makers of the independent feature film "Nobel Son" from finishing a scheduled daylong shoot.

Dodging puddles from an earlier downpour and bracing themselves against chilly winds, the cast and crew of the low-budget comedy-drama milled about the diner and motel set, grabbing a quick bite to eat at the craft service truck before preparations for the next shot began. Clad all in black, actor Bill Pullman emerged from the ramshackle diner and made a beeline for a waiting town car.

"When we first came out (to Club Ed), it was probably 100 (degrees)," director Randall Miller said. "We got here (today) and it was downpour rain."

Miller and executive producer Tom Soulanille maintained a positive attitude about the unpredictable weather, saying it simply comes with the territory when you're shooting a low-budget movie.

"It provides actually a little bit of drama," Soulanille said. "It creates much more interesting sky."

"Whether it's rain or hail or sunshine, we'd be shooting," Miller added. "That's what's exciting about independent filmmaking. You have to adapt."

A TV director with numerous series, including "Northern Exposure," "thirtysomething," "Salute Your Shorts" and "Popular" under his belt, Miller penned and is producing "Nobel Son" with his wife, Jodi Savin.

The couple, who met while attending the American Film Institute, previously wrote and co-produced the Sundance Film Festival hit "Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School."

"Nobel Son" is about two mismatched brothers who conspire to scam their chemistry genius father out of his Nobel Prize winnings.

The brothers are played by Bryan Greenberg, who stars opposite Uma Thurman in the upcoming "Prime," and Shawn Hatosy, who recently played John McCain in the television adaptation of "Faith of My Fathers." Pullman plays a cop sent to retrieve the swindled money. The cast also includes Alan Rickman, Eliza Dushku, Mary Steenburgen and Danny DeVito.

Hatosy said he was drawn to "Nobel Son" because of the quality of the script. "It was just something as I was reading it … . I've read a lot of scripts and it's rare to enjoy reading a script. It really is a character piece."

According to Miller and Savin, "Nobel Son" is partially autobiographical. Dushku's character, who Soulanille describes as a crazy painter-poet, is based in part upon Savin, while the premise of the son struggling to come to terms with his father's success sprang from Miller's own "dysfunctional academic family."

"My dad was a professor of immunology, biochemistry, at Cal Tech," Miller said. "It's not exactly my dad (in the film), but my dad was a guy who thought he should have won the Nobel Prize but never did."

"There's quite a bit of both of us in this movie," Savin said.

The couple plan to wrap filming of "Nobel Son" in just 31 days. The majority of the shoot will take place in the Los Angeles area.

Soulanille said the Club Ed set was chosen for Monday's shoot because of its beauty and remoteness. "It's … representing a couple of remote bus stations where some millions of dollars are stashed … a location that's removed from the hustle and bustle of the city."

As volatile as the weather was Monday, it could have been worse.

According to Soulanille, at one point, "Nobel Son" was scheduled to be filmed in Louisiana.

"We were able to find local financing," he said, "which turned out to be fortunate."


from: http://www.avpress.com/n/19/1019_s11.hts
Elaine 
10/20/05 at 05:27 AM

Comments:

RickiNicki, I saw you just as you came up to the bar and then had a couple of minutes "Dementia" time as I tried to put name to face. But then I remembered! I was trying to get your attention but then someone else caught mine (*!"%~#) so short of yelling your name over all the hubbub and looking a complete dork, I hoped you would see me at some stage.

 

Emily, thanks for finally putting the "school photo" saga to bed! It's very easy to want "to believe" (blimey, Fox Mulder just came in!) but as far as I know, there are no school pics of him apart from the fuzzy Nativity play one and a couple from Latimer School productions. I'm more interested in how he looks NOW!

Gaby, you did the "help" thing very well, squeezing in beside RN!

 

Coolshop, simple things are always the best! Good paper.

 

Dee, as sue said, I can only be certain about the Chelsea thing. He may show at the GoF prem but remember he's been tipped to do this "Nobel Son" movie. If that is true, and it DOES start filming in a week or so, he may not be at the London prem, but might make it to the NY one.

 

Chalebh, I enjoyed the play more this time but I can see what you mean. Upstairs was far more intimate and you felt right there with her, but downstairs is still pretty small for a theatre. Megan had to slightly change her way of delivering the lines. It still felt close, but I also felt that there were other things going on away from her point of view.

 

As it's getting nearer: Witch Cauldron(another self portrait) 



Hikity 
10/20/05 at 05:21 AM

What is your location? beautiful Rheinland

Comments:

45899 ...

RickiNicki and Gaby, thanks very much for your reports - huuuh, what a feeling to know he stands behind you  ...instead of congratulating him for the wonderful play or whatsoever I would most probably look like a fish or may be even

 


Chalebh 
10/20/05 at 02:34 AM

Comments:

In my last post there is an "I" missing before the word think.

 

The votes are now 45.800.

 

 


Chalebh 
10/20/05 at 01:17 AM

What is your location? waiting for some Chinese

Comments:

RickiNicki, Gaby, Elaine: Thanks for sharing.

 

From Elaine's pictures think the view in the Jerwood Upstairs was better. Also the feeling, you were closer to the stage. (Just my two cents).

 

Chalebh


Sherry 
10/20/05 at 12:32 AM

Comments:

Dee-how right you were about the pic at Red Tango's site-I must have missed it when I've been there before! I have another pic of the same shot, but it's wider & shows more but the watermark sucks!


Dee 
10/19/05 at 11:53 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Sherry - I had this photo already in my file (can't remember where I found it, but there were no watermarks). I think Red Tango also has this one on her site. It says something about AR "clutching his chest" as he looks at the pastries! *snort* I get that same expression when I'm at the chocolate shop!



Violet 
10/19/05 at 11:41 PM

What is your location? California

Comments:

Like Meeressternchen, I too heard, from a friend in London, that Rima was recently in France.  Maybe she was smartly avoiding any negative political issues arising from the play, or maybe AR didn't need her there for anything.....   


lauren 
10/19/05 at 11:19 PM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

Comments:
off topic - quick question for any of you in Canada:
I have a Harry Potter POA sticker album that I bought off ebay. I have it about 3/4 filled. being the pack-rat dork that I am, I want to complete it. I have some doubles I'd be willing to swap for the ones I need. If you have this, or have random stickers from this, please email me (link above) and we can trade. I can't buy any more sticker packs because I live in USA.
here is what it looks like
Harry Potter POA sticker album.
©2004 made by Panini in Canada. All text is in french.

thanks


Sherry 
10/19/05 at 10:39 PM

What is your location? puzzled

Comments:

does anyone know how to get rid of waterm445e4023.jpgarks?


emtee 
10/19/05 at 10:09 PM

What is your location? vicariously enjoying AR encounters

Comments:

Claudia and Sherry, thank you for adding your good wishes to those I received from my fellow night owls last night.  I appreciate the chance to share good news.  It is in the field of education, Sherry.  Thank you for asking!

 

Christina asked about the new Snape pics I found.  Mighty Mugglenet!  I also like Leaky Cauldron and Veritaserum (although I'm certain there are other great forums, as well).  Those three do a great job posting the newest information and pictures. 

 

 


Sabine 
10/19/05 at 08:40 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

RickiNicki, Elaine, and Gaby - thanks ladies for the wonderful reports!  You guys are soooo lucky!

 

RickiNicki - I'll e-mail you as soon as I can!  :-)


Dee 
10/19/05 at 07:41 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Thanks Sue & Elaine for Chelsea info. I'm not sure if she'll be there on 10/29. I'm going to ask -- just in case! I hope all of you get a chance for more elbow rubbing!


Sherry 
10/19/05 at 07:00 PM

What is your location? Wishing I had a story

Comments:

...so how 'bout a pic?!

Hope it's not too big.d300269f.jpg


Daydreamer 
10/19/05 at 06:54 PM

Comments:
Claudia: thanx for repairing my mistake
I was so excited after reading all these close encounters that I wrote the html code wrong.
Meeressternchen 
10/19/05 at 06:46 PM

Comments:

Claudia, sorry I can't recall the exact location of the source.  It's just what I've picked up a time ago through the net - I really dunno where...


Alfan 
10/19/05 at 06:32 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Crisps and red wine, hmm,,,,,,,,kinda must be like beer and pretzles her in Canada eh!

Ah, thanks guys for the details, its nice to come home after a hard days work and read two pages of comments. And see a few wicked pics.


Laurie 
10/19/05 at 06:11 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Ricki Nicki and Gaby, thanks for your stories, I'm so excited for all of you that got to see MNiRC and AR! 

 

Thanks Elaine for answering my question about the facial expressions.  I suspected that, as most of my friends who talk with their hands tend to be like that.


sue 
10/19/05 at 06:03 PM

Comments:

Dee, he might show at the GOF Premiere in Leicester Square on the 6th Nov. Mind you so will several thousand screaming fans too!LOL

A few of us should be at Chelsea including me, Lise, Elaine, Red Tango and others.


Claudia 
10/19/05 at 06:00 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

No worry, Daydreamer. 

 

Scrumptious paper, coolshop!


sue 
10/19/05 at 05:59 PM

Comments:

Nice paper, Coolshop


Claudia #45346 
10/19/05 at 05:58 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi Gaby! Welcome to our little group!  Thank you so much for your addition to last night's festivities!  We are really enjoying reading them. 

 

Em, good one on the hair comments in his school review.  I really need to get my book out and re-read, I think. 

 

I think he took that pudding bowl haircut right into his early adulthood too! 

 

1978

 


Daydreamer 
10/19/05 at 05:42 PM

Comments:
OMG!!! What have I done! I changed the font size in the whole guestbook! So sorry!

Claudia, please, could you repair it?
Daydreamer 
10/19/05 at 05:37 PM

Comments:

Wonderful encounters!


(At least - I have the Perfume video from Leute Heute in my pc, but Chalebh already posted it
Gaby 
10/19/05 at 05:33 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

@ Dee... I can't remember... I know that he asked the woman he talked with, what she wanted to drink.. but, that's all I remember It's wierd.. I don't even know the color of his Jacket... even if I touched it.

I know that he was wearing Jeans... and he looked just amazing.

And I remember the sound of his voice..


Dee 
10/19/05 at 05:29 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

RickiNicki (and friend Gaby) - I'm throwing my "squeeeee!!!" into the chorus!! If you heard his voice, what did he say? Who was he talking to?

 

coolshop - Nice wallpaper! I love his "blue period" photos!

 

I hate to pester/nag/whine/repeat, but you folks are always "in the know" -- and I really, really really want to know if AR is doing anything "public" in London during November? That's when my friend will be there and I'm hoping there's a chance for her to have an AR sighting (for me!). Is anyone going to the Chelsea talk?


Gaby 
10/19/05 at 05:28 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

@ RickiNicki...

 

thanks for the help...

I can`t stop thinking about yesterday, like a 15year old schoolgirl.

 

 


Emily 
10/19/05 at 05:20 PM

Comments:

And since I'm talking to myself, I'll say one more thing about why that is not Alan's school picture.  The hair is all wrong. In the Paton biography, there are quotes from a review of Alan's performance in a school play which was staged at Latymer, his school, in 1964.  There are two references to Alan's "curious Mod hairstyle" and "sharp Mod haircut".  Meaning,  he had that "pudding bowl" hairdo in 1964.  The boy in the photo does not.


RickiNicki 
10/19/05 at 05:11 PM

Comments:
@Gaby, thanks for sharing your point of view! *still floating*
see you around


coolshop 
10/19/05 at 05:09 PM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

oops, I got those sizes and addresses mixed up

 

800x600

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b112/ARDLHGB2/rickman800.jpg

 

1024x768

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b112/ARDLHGB2/rickman1024.jpg

 

1280x1024

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b112/ARDLHGB2/rickman2.jpg

 


RickiNicki 
10/19/05 at 05:07 PM

Comments:
Peekabooh, yeah, it was really a great experience to be so close to him!


coolshop 
10/19/05 at 05:07 PM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

OK, I've got it bad!  Instead of working, I've spent the afternoon making wallpaper.....!

 

 

Three sizes available:

 

800x600

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b112/ARDLHGB2/rickman1024.jpg

 

1024x768

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b112/ARDLHGB2/rickman800.jpg

 

1280x1024

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b112/ARDLHGB2/rickman2.jpg

 

I hope this is OK to post here.  Enjoy!


Gaby 
10/19/05 at 05:06 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Hello

 

I am Gaby, RickiNickis friend, and I just want to say, that it was such an amazing evening yesterday…

 

Everything was perfect, when Ricki ordered our bottle of wine, and I saw HIM standing so close to her. .. arghh..

I mean one bottle of wine, 4 glasses, her bag, the menu… Ricki urgently needed help to carry all this stuff back to our table J

I went to the bar, and stood behind HIM and Ricki, it was so crowded.. there were no other possibility to get to Ricki.. so I slightly touched his right arm with my hand, and said “Ehm.. Sorry”, I was too scared to look at him, but he moved a little bit and I just said “thanks” and squeezed myself to Ricki, and asked her, if she needed help.

She ordered and while we were waiting for the wine, we stood there .. hearing HIS voice behind us, totally aware the HE is standing just a few cm behind us.

Our knees were shaking..

Finally Ricki got the wine, I took the glasses. And we squeezed ourselves back to our place.

From where we inconspicuous, watched him.. leaning on the bar, talking, laughing..

He was so cute, and so natural. ..

*like RickiNicki still on cloud Nb. 7*

We left the bar at 11.10 h..

 


Emily 
10/19/05 at 05:02 PM

Comments:

http://www.boyshighschool.co.uk/photos/schoolphotos/nameindex.htm

 

 

This is the site where those school photos come from. It is an index of boys who attended South Shields Grammar Technical School. You will find all of "Alan Rickman"'s school photos from South Shields in the index. And while that one fellow does look very much like him, he is not labeled as "Alan Rickman."  The boy who IS labeled Alan Rickman appears in all the photos and is always labeled with that name.

 

And, just to state the obvious one more time, he did not go to South Shields Grammar technical.


sue 
10/19/05 at 04:53 PM

Comments:

Quote:
And Snape had his wand out, anyone notice?

 

Yes but we were all too polite to mention.....

 

With regards to that school photo, yes it does look like him but the school badge they are wearing doesn't resemble the two I found by googling the school. That guy is obviously a prefect too.


AFNH 
10/19/05 at 04:48 PM

Comments:
And Snape had his wand out, anyone notice?
sue 
10/19/05 at 04:42 PM

Comments:

Hikity, here is the LINK to the Degas/Sickert/Lautrec exhibition. The tickets are timed and get booked up quickly so I should get them in advance if you can.

 

Elaine said:

Quote:
If Barty is showing his Dark Mark, perhaps there a chance that Snape will show his......?  

What do you think this is? Some kind of Show and Tell??? Show me yours and I'll show mine.........


AFNH 
10/19/05 at 04:41 PM

Comments:
Whoo - RickiNicki - great report - to think The Man was just about breathing down your neck! Not surprised your friend thought you needed help with the wine order!H:
Elaine (last time - bedtime!) 
10/19/05 at 04:40 PM

Comments:

I'll bid you all goodnight now. I am a bit cream crackered as you might guess. Up early to start on the transcript. Hope I can hear it okay!

TTFN Witch(self portrait!) 


RickiNicki 
10/19/05 at 04:37 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:
LOL, Elaine, that's good. But I'm sure, you're English is far better than mine.

Yes, I was just to nervous to speak. lol

When did you recognise me being in the bar?


Claudia #45202 
10/19/05 at 04:36 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 RickiNicki, it sounds like you had a magnificent time!   Thanks for sharing! 

 

Alanfan, the fellow on the left in the middle row certainly does favor AR!

 

 


Elaine 
10/19/05 at 04:34 PM

Comments:

RickiNicki, I saw you pointing at the wine list and thinking, she can speak better English than me! Why is she doing that? I didn't know that you realised he was there at that time. See you next week!


Peekabooh 
10/19/05 at 04:32 PM

What is your location? almost in bed now

Comments:
RickiNicki, I stayed awake just to read your report. Whoooaaa, to be so close to THE MAN, exciting right? And to hear his "lazy" voice next to you. I know how you feel right now! Thanks for sharing and nice to hear you´ve had a lovely evening.

Peekabooh 
10/19/05 at 04:26 PM

Comments:
Elaine, just the thought only ......*shivers*.. (lol)

Hikity, you´ve got mail.


RickiNicki 
10/19/05 at 04:21 PM

What is your location? head in the clouds

Comments:
First of all, thank you for the wonderfull videoclip, Elaine!! I need to watch it, as soon as I am finished typing.

Ok, here is another fan report (from me) about the talk. But it's only a short summery and please excuse my mistakes, I'm still excited.

My friends (Gaby, Corinna and Manu from the German AR Board) we decided to go for a little drink to the theatre bar, because we knew there would be the after-show-talk, so we reckoned he would be there.

Ok, when we got to the bar, it wasn't crowded at all. We saw some blue sofas on which we were taking our seats. We had a nice view to the bar, Corinna and I were facing the counter, so we had a good view to the staircase as well.

As we were sitting there we saw some people coming out of the theatre, but carried on chatting about this and that (and AR of course). Suddenly I saw The Man standing on top of the stairs talking to some younger friends. The play had just finished and there was a little break before the after-show talk. So, he went down the stairs and probably ordered a glass of redwine. I mentioned it to my friends, when I first saw him on the stairs, just by the way. So we were all excited to see him.

Ok, after a few minutes there was a voice coming out of the speakers that the audience of MNiRC should get back to their seats, because of the starting after-show talk. We were still sitting on our sofas and enjoyed our wine. AR ran up the stairs (took 2 steps at once) and vanished in the theatre.

After that we weren't sure if he would come back to the bar and decided to wait with ordering another bottle of wine. Ok, after the talk had finished my friends urged me to go to the bar and order a new bottle. AR still wasn't in sight. So I was standing there in front of a crowded bar waiting for my turn, when I saw in the corner of my eye (thanks for that expression, Elaine!) AR coming down the stairs and I was getting slightly nervous. Ok, only a few seconds later my friend Gaby was saying in loud voice "Nicole, can I help you with the glasses" (or something like that) and I knew HE would be in my vicinity. So I turned around and saw him stand a few cm behind me (aaaaah). I began to grin and turned forward again towards the barkeeper. I couldn't really talk, I just pointed at the menu to show him what kind of bottle we wanted to have. And I showed with my hand the number "4" for 4 glasses. LOL. I was so nervous, and it took me a while to put my money back into my wallet. I was trembling. And I could hear his voice from behind... OMG.

As soon as I got back to our table I asked Corinna to pour in the wine, as I was too nervous. lol

Ok, then we only caught glimpses of him as we didn't want to be obvious.

When I was looking up the bar, I could see Elaine sitting above and watching the bar. So I decided to say hello and chat a little bit with her, which was really nice. I didn't know she was coming.

So I had a nice view from above and enjoyed it. Later I got back to my friends and we went half 11ish.

We had a really good time, but we didn't talk to him and didn't take pictures. He was very relaxed and in a good mood, which was one of the best encounters we all had with him. Ok, for me it was only the second time, but far better than the first one.

Hope you like it.

And, sorry for the misspelling.


Elaine 
10/19/05 at 04:19 PM

Comments:

Hmmmm, I still think that this is another one the same as before. Is this definitely Latimer School?

Peekabooh, I was seat B5! Alan stood at the door to the foyer directly behind me.


Peekabooh 
10/19/05 at 04:11 PM

Comments:
Alanfan, that´s him! Fully recognizable! Thanks for posting.

Alanfan 
10/19/05 at 04:07 PM

What is your location? E. Yorkshire

Comments:

? Alan 1964

 

 

 

Here it is, many thanks Claudia, as I said I think Alan is at left end on the middle row.


Elaine 
10/19/05 at 03:54 PM

Comments:
If Barty is showing his Dark Mark, perhaps there a chance that Snape will show his......? (*crosses fingers*....and toes....and eyes....and legs) Dee, next Tuesday, AR is being "interviewed" by Andrew Marr, who is a TV news journalist, at Chelsea College of Art. It was originally scheduled for last May but got cancelled.
Hikity 
10/19/05 at 03:53 PM

Comments:

SORRY, Sue, I meant "link"...

Dear me, Peekabooh, cross our fingers, hope to die...


AFNH 
10/19/05 at 03:51 PM

Comments:
Go to bed, then work, and look how many posts appear!
Elaine - sounds like you had a wonderful time - standing inches from the Man's back - ooofff! Such a descriptive account! Can't wait for the audio!
Sue - That Raz review went up really quickly - I liked the footnote by the editor explaining why he called Raz a Major character "I feel it only fair to cast him in a more favourable light than history (and Boney M) have."
Dee - "Here at Claudias the houses fill with debris, the grass becomes a jungle and the children go unfed" (or in my case, the cat!) I hadn't realised you'd popped around to my house for a cuppa, I'll try to be in next time!
That HP is evil article had me hooting - best mickey-take I've read in ages!
Now waiting in anticipation for RickiNicki's report!
Dee 
10/19/05 at 03:50 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

I'm probably asking about old news, but what is this Chelsea Talk and when is it? Is AR going to be there? Is he doing anything "public" in London during November? That's when my friend will be there and I'm hoping there's a chance for her to have an AR sighting!


Peekabooh 
10/19/05 at 03:50 PM

What is your location? still home

Comments:

While we are waiting......... *sigh*

 

Someone posted this on AR_daily;

 

Barty Crouch Jr. showing the Dark Mark

 

And another Yull Ball picture.....

 

Nighty night everyone


Hikity 
10/19/05 at 03:48 PM

Comments:

Sue, Tate Gallery - Degas and Toulouse Lautrec?? Do you have a ling. I'll be in London next month and would just LOVE to see it - do you have a link or advice??

 


Claudia #45111 
10/19/05 at 03:47 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Meeressternchen, do you remember where you heard/read that Rima Horton was in France?

 


Peekabooh 
10/19/05 at 03:22 PM

What is your location? home

Comments:
Common RickiNicki, don´t keep us waiting........

Meeressternchen 
10/19/05 at 03:07 PM

Comments:

Elaine, the account is superb!!

I believe Rima is in France right now, at least I've heard it somewhere mentioned.


Claudia #45034 
10/19/05 at 03:05 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Of course we want to read your story, RickiNicki!!!  I'm so glad you went last night.  I wasn't so sure you would. 

 

 


Franimal 
10/19/05 at 02:59 PM

Comments:

Sorry RickiNicki - I mispelled your name

 

 

Franimal


Franimal 
10/19/05 at 02:58 PM

Comments:

Hmmmmm....let's see .... does anyone want to hear another story?????

 

 

Thanks Elaine and a belated thanks to Peekabooh and a future thanks to RickyNicky!!

 

 

 

Franimal


RickiNicki 
10/19/05 at 02:55 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:
*waves back to Elaine*

was a nice evening, wasn't it?
if someone wants to hear another story from last night, I'll check in later and write my report.



INTJ 
10/19/05 at 02:37 PM

Comments:

 

Elaine, thank you SO much for your truly wonderful report, wonderfully detailed descriptions,

lovely piccies, AND the recording!!  *does happy dance*   A recording! 

Elaine, you're my hero! 

 


coolshop 
10/19/05 at 02:16 PM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

Thanks for the welcomes!

 

Oh my GOD!  I am truly and utterly impressed that you folks are having personal encouters with Alan on an everyday basis!   Bravo!  I can live vicariously through you all!

 

I can't imagine sitting through a play knowing that he was 2 rows behind me -- I'd be a nervous, hyperventilating wreck!

 

 


Claudia #44925 
10/19/05 at 02:04 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Alanfan, if you've managed to get your photo into PhotoBucket, then posting it here should be pretty easy.  In your PB account, you will have a page with "thumbnails" of your images.  Just right click on the thumbnail you wish to post and select "Copy".  Then come over to the guest book and right click in the comments box and select "Paste".  That should do the trick!

 

Can't wait to see your pic. 

 

 


Peekabooh 
10/19/05 at 01:52 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
Whoooaaaa, Elaine, well done! While reading your story I was in a "deja vu" state. And I think you were in the same seat I was (mine was Row A, seat 5). Thanks so much for sharing your story with us. I wished I had the possibility to go last night and meet you and RickiNicki (well maybe someday....). Thanks again!

Elaine 
10/19/05 at 01:33 PM

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Laurie, he makes those funny faces all the time! Up on the stage, when he was listening to others talking, he was screwing up his eye, squinting, moving his mouth around and all sorts! He also fiddles with his hair, his clothes, his nose and mouth. Nerves perhaps? I did  not notice it when he was chatting in the bar.
Claudia 
10/19/05 at 01:33 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Elaine....nothing in the lines of audio OR video is bad from our standpoint!  *grin*

 


Elaine 
10/19/05 at 01:30 PM

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sue, one of the things AR said was that the set was smaller because they used the whole length uostairs. They made it higher this time and MD actually climbed right on top of the wall. But he said this meant that she had to think about how she said things and it was slightly different.

Just to show you how bad my vid is, here's a couple of screenshots. BUT, the audio seems to have come out okay, if a bit faint.

 

 


Claudia #44866 
10/19/05 at 01:29 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  I go away for an hour or so and come back to Elaine's wonderful detailed report!  I knew she was tied up somewhere! 

 

Thank you so much Elaine for your story, piccie and things to come! 

 

 

 

 


sue 
10/19/05 at 01:26 PM

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RedTango isn't in London until next week. She is touring Britain at the moment. I spoke to her on the phone today!! She's real!!We are meeting up for the Chelsea thing and a quick tour of the Tate Degas,Sickert & Lautrec exhibition.

Elaine, it's funny but the set looks much smaller than I remember but I suppose the Upstairs place just felt more intimate.


Laurie 
10/19/05 at 01:23 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thanks Elaine soooo much for sharing your encounter!  You lucky lady! I love it how you all have noticed that he talks with his hands, I would love to see that. Have you ever noticed (or anyone that's seen him in person) his facial expressions? Because he does such awesome facial expressions when he acts, I just wondered if he does it when he's just "hanging about" talking to people.


Vicki 
10/19/05 at 01:20 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Oh, thank you, Elaine!!  I almost feel like I was there too!  Mmmmm.....red wine and chips.....breakfast of champions.     Was Red Tango there?  I know she's in London but don't know if she was going to attend this event or the Chelsea talk....or both!  She will be swimming in new material when she gets home!  Thanks again for the great report!


Ness 
10/19/05 at 01:12 PM

What is your location? Tampa

Comments:

Elaine you and Peekabooh are sooooooooooo lucky!  Thank you for sharing your stories w/ us.  I only wish I could have a close encounter w/ Alan.  I'd probably turn into a complete idiot, but it would still be cool to see him in person.  I've been saying forever that I wish he'd let his grey grow out.  I think he's so handsome w/ the grey. 


Carly Lynda 
10/19/05 at 01:08 PM

What is your location? Montreal, Quebec

Comments:

Thank you so much, Elaine, for your wonderful résumé of the "up-close-and-personal" encounter with Teh Man.

 

I am indeed *GREEN* with envy!

 

 


Hikity 
10/19/05 at 01:05 PM

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Dee, I do hope he stays a while in spite of Nobel Son!! There is the Chelsea Talk for one thing and another "obligation"...in November
Elaine 
10/19/05 at 01:04 PM

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Good news. I've just looked at my camera and I should be able to get most of the talk down. I even managed to keep him in shot but all you can see is a little bright head! Here's a pic I did manage to take of the stage before they all came out. Could not get any in the bar. Too intrusive!

 

Dee, this is the 3rd time I've seen him "in the flesh". Still not spoken to him but I'm okay with that. There will be a time for that one day! Again, did not smell anything, but there was an overpowering pong of cooking in the bar (they do food.) I have to pinch myself when I see him. The object of my obsession, there in front of me! BTW, Rima was not there, but I hope she is at Chelsea. I've not seen her before.


Dee 
10/19/05 at 12:58 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Elaine -- SQUEEEEEEE!!! Thanks so much for the wonderful description: the skin, the hands, teh pudge...! SO, what did he smell like?

 

Is this the first time you've ever seen him? Out of curiousity - did seeing him in the flesh reinforce your fandom or were you disappointed in any way?

 

How long do you suppose he'll be in London? Is he done filming for now?


Sue 
10/19/05 at 12:57 PM

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Hikity, Good Luck!! I won tickets to see U2 in the Sunday Times once so it's always worth trying these competitions. I used to be a bit of a comper and won a few odds and ends in magazines but then I got involved in the evil world of the Web and don't enter so many. I have a friend who is a competition genius. She has won loads of stuff and even won a chance to edit Good Housekeeping magazine and ended up on the front cover!!


Alanfan 
10/19/05 at 12:53 PM

What is your location? E. Yorkshire

Comments:

I've put a photo into the Photobucket and I 'm not sure how to put it up here. When we had that photo of him at school a while ago I knew I had another one 1964 I found it and put it up. I think he's the on at the end of the middle row, that nose is unmistakeable.  The background is the same as the other one, but that young man sure looks like Alan.


sue 
10/19/05 at 12:53 PM

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Quote:
  He also had a huge wad of twenties in his wallet.

 

I always knew he was my kind of man!


Hikity 
10/19/05 at 12:49 PM

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Elaine, thanks so much for sharing your wonderful experiences with us - teh pudge...very much in evidence, poor man, we are terrible, but I love this pudge


Julie 
10/19/05 at 12:46 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

Yay Elaine!  Thanks for sharing your story with us.  I love living vicariously through all of you. 


Sue 
10/19/05 at 12:43 PM

Comments:

Nice One  Elaine!!


Elaine 
10/19/05 at 12:38 PM

What is your location? Somewhere....brain addled!

Comments:

JUST back from London!!!!

What an evening! The same thing happened as last time and the bl**dy Circle Line was down again so had to dash off at Notting Hill and get a Taxi. Got there with no time to go and get a drink (mouth=bottom of budgy cage) in the bar and was very annoyed when I overheard someone say that AR was down there. However, a very noticeable voice reached my ears and I looked round to see AR standing at the door! He watched the whole play from that point - 2 rows above me - which was very frustrating because I was aware of him being behind me and me not able to turn round!

Anyway, the play was even better - IMHO - downstairs than in the little theatre upstairs. Megan Dodds seemed to "command" the whole stage. She was brilliant and deserves some kind of award. The talk was very interesting - and as the other person said, there were a lot of people who had very political things to say! AR did not seem to want to get involved with that too much. They did say they were hoping to go to the US with it, and also - AR was quite firm about this - putting it on film. If my illegal sound recording worked, I hope to get a transcript up but eagle eyed ushers were about so had to hide my camera.

Q & A lasted about 30 mins. I finally got a drink and took it up to the seats at the entrance which look over the bar. Saw Ricky-Nicky- *waves" - who had just come for a drink with her friends - good thinking! Saw Phyllida Law leaving, just as Megan Dodds and the other "panel" members arrived to my left - but no AR. But as PL went up the stairs, he came down. He gave her a kiss on the cheek before she left.

He had a glass of red wine in his hand and came and stood behind Ricky Nicky who was buying drinks at the bar. I had a brilliant view from my "eyrie". Yes, Peekabooh, he does use his hands a lot when talking, doesn't he? And never stops talking for ages! But then listens really attentively.

I saw that girl who reported her conversation. Ricky Nicky said that she had been waiting in the bar during the play but went in for just the talk. She sort of "joined" a couple of people who he was talking with. I suppose you have to admire her for being that brave.

He bought a couple of rounds of drinks - and a bag of crisps (Red Tango note!) (US call them chips, I think). He devoured them without offering them around, too! He also had a huge wad of twenties in his wallet. (Throw some up here, mate!)

He was wearing those jeans we've seen before with the knee patches on, a black shirt and a grey sports jacket. No sign of panda hair. Just lovely GREY. Hope he keeps it that way! When he was sitting on the stage, teh pudge was VERY much in evidence. Looks like he's been enjoying a few good meals! Skin was good, maybe cheeks a little rosy.

Of course, I had to buy another drink before last orders. I started at the other end of the bar but the barman was free at AR's end so went and stood right by him INCHES from his back....drool.... No elbow touching for me though.

He was still standing there with Megan Dodds well after last orders but I had to go and get the tube back. A taxi was waiting outside the theatre. For him, maybe?

So, just coming down from up high now. And looking forward to next week!

 


Hikity 
10/19/05 at 12:38 PM

Comments:

Sue, super, thanks a lot, I can win a weekend in London...never believe in it but it's worth a shot, isn't it


sue 
10/19/05 at 12:35 PM

Comments:

You mean the guy from Love Actually? Martin Freeman?


Hikity 
10/19/05 at 12:32 PM

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Dee, you are welcome. Pls ask whatever you want...

 

Can someone help me quickly with a "stupid" question: who is the actor playing Arthur Dent in HHGtG? Tks in advance


Dee 
10/19/05 at 12:17 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Hikity - Got it! You're a peach offering suggestions to help our library celebrate a German Christmas!


Hikity 
10/19/05 at 12:02 PM

What is your location? Haan

Comments:

Dee, have you received my answer via our family e-mail??

 

Claudia, GOOD NEWS: I've just received a mail from that "nice guy" in Tom Tykwer's inner circle. He writes that we do not need to worry. Production is not endangered; everything is on schedule; Constantin Films keeps anything as far as possible a secret because of current post-production...haha, I wrote back that there are lots of stories and news esp. about Barcelona/Girona and that I wonder why Constantin hasn't yet put anything on their special internet site: http://www.parfum.film.de/

 

 


Claudia #44651 
10/19/05 at 11:28 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hello coolshop!  Welcome aboard our little group!  I hope you'll stick around for a good long time.  Feel free to ask questions, for we have a really nice helpful group of fans here. 

 

Elaine....where are you dear???

 


Dee 
10/19/05 at 11:17 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Leanne - Lovely Hogwarts photo! Thanks so much! I'm trying to make a Snape Christmas card! Does anyone else have some snowly Hogwarts high resolution photos to share?

 

coolshop - ah HA! *rubs hands wickedly* You are now one of us! You have been caught in AR's web of deliciousness and join the ranks of followers who waste entirely too much time obcessing! Here at Claudias the houses fill with debris, the grass becomes a jungle and the children go unfed (okay...we do toss them a stale buttertart every now and then). You poor thing...welcome!

 

Ali-Pat - That article was from The Onion!? I love that "newspaper"!! It is brutally hysterical. Satire with a mean streak. It's my goal in life to write for them!

 

And thanks to everyone who kept me company late last night! You'll notice that I slept in and DID NOT hop on a treadmill!


lauren 
10/19/05 at 10:58 AM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

Comments:
thanks to everyone for the lovely photos... I love this guest book!

Sherry: I laughed out loud for like 5 minutes after seeing that horrid shopping bag photo. I know everyone makes faces like that at one time or another - but to capture it frozen on film to stare at the horrible-ness is just so funny to me. Poor Alan!

I am also happy and anxious to hear everyone's accounts from the MNiRC talk last night... and the Chelsea talk next week. (I SO wish I could go to that... but I'm not in London) I am so envious to be that close to Alan, even if I don't get to talk to him! Maybe I'll get lucky and see him at the NYC GOF premiere. Here's hoping I don't act like a total dumbass in front of him.

Christina 
10/19/05 at 10:51 AM

What is your location? It`s gettin` later and later...

Comments:

amy - I`m experiencing the same thing. Onone hand there is the thing you think it would make you happy (fo me it would be archeology, but come on! Unless you land on some Discovery broadcast, it`s simply suicidal - financiary speaking) and on the other hand is the thing that could bring you the comfort of a prosper life. But you ALWAYS pay some price for that! (I`m studying politics at the moment, but don`t know where to go from here either) But still, I believe that your heart desires matter the most, you only have ONE life and you should make the best of it. You just have to figure out what they are before venturing further.Good Luck!

emtee - I`m still puzzled! How do you people come up with all these goodies?! I`m very impressed. He looks gourgeous,btw!

sherry - Dear God, that is simply hilarious...someone should REALLY let the man keep his privacy! Not that I`m complaining or anything.... 


Ali-Pat 
10/19/05 at 09:49 AM

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Apparently I'm not done yacking yet.

 

Alba--thank you for that book info!  I will keep an eye out for that one (future In Passing material).

 

As for the idea that Harry Potter is corrupting children's minds, the source of most of that was an article published in the online satire magaine, The Onion.  You can read more about it, including parts of the original article, here.  I think The Onion is a hoot, and so obviously a spoof I don't see how anybody could take it seriously...(Claudia, we need a "scratching head" smiley)

 

 


Ali-Pat 
10/19/05 at 09:40 AM

What is your location? back home again, not in Indiana

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

Comments:

My copy of Degrees has arrived!  It is a scrumptious book, full of exceptional photos of many of my favorites.  It is times like this that I really, really wish I had a scanner.  The photos of Alan are on page 161 and fit right in with the spate of "AR looking goofy" photos that have been posted recently.  Making distinguished actors pull faces for the camera seems to be one of Andy Gott's specialties--the book is full of them. 

 

As for the large number of dying scenes AR seems to play, TRUE, TRUE!  I have been keeping track of them (warning, spoilershere

 

And Dee, I don't know if Nobel Son is based on a novel or not.  However, someone posted something here about the scriptwriter and found that he has been associated with other scripts that are, er, less than Oscar material...


Alba 
10/19/05 at 09:11 AM

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Sorry to step on you coolshop...WELCOME!! Hopefully someone will come and give you a proper emoticon welcome.

Anyway, AR is on SOOOO many people's minds...

"The Gospel of Filth: A Black Metal Bible" is the title of a new book currently being written by music journalist Gavin Baddeley with the help of CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth....

...The opening's about the rise of the evil British Empire. It references why Hollywood always places a quintessential English gentleman in the role of the bad guy — people like Alan Rickman."

coolshop 
10/19/05 at 09:05 AM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

Hello

 

I have been lurking for a few days, and wanted to say thanks for all of the great AR info and discussion!  I have just recently become 'Alan obsessed'.  I have always adored Snape, but I just finished reading Half Blood Prince and felt very unsettled after the ending.  Somehow I have become even more obsessed with Snape as a result!  As a result of scouring the net to reassure myself by reading the theories and speculation, that 'all is not as it seems' at the end of the book, I've also discovered the unbearably delicious non-Snape Alan Rickman!!  

 

I do have to say that I am wasting a lot of time lately just devouring the huge amount of info, photos, screencaps, wallpapers, etc, and need to gain control of myself soon!

 

But, I am glad to have found a place where I can visit frequently for fresh news about AR!

 

 


Leanne 
10/19/05 at 08:44 AM

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Dee-heres a 'wintery' Hogwarts!

http://photobucket.com/albums/b116/leolaird/?action=view&current=0530.jpg

Hope its ok?!

 

Leanne

-x-


Laura 
10/19/05 at 08:40 AM

Comments:

thank you for the photos, they were new to me!

at mirror.co.uk I found audio and video about AR.The biggest part is already known but I am checking them


Leanne 
10/19/05 at 08:37 AM

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Afternoon all! If you thought the 'Satanic Harry Potter' was bad, then you should see what peoples responses were!

I laughed at the article because im pretty sure it had to be some sort of a sick joke, but who knows what people are thinking these days!

Dee  Your wintery screen caps are on the way! (my email doesnt seem to be working at the moment)

Thanks for all the lovely Alan pictures, I think the one where he is 'thumbing' his nose is perhaps him scratching an itch and was unfortunately caught on camera! I giggled at it nevertheless!

Speak soon and keep voting!

 

Leanne

-x-


Claudia 
10/19/05 at 07:55 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

emtee! Thank you so much for the new pics!  I really like the snowy one!  AND congrats on your job!  You sound like one really happy "camper" these days!  Continued success to you!

 


Claudia #44346 
10/19/05 at 07:54 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Dee, thanks for "shishmish's" LJ entry about last night!  I had a good feeling about him being there. 

 

Here's an account from Sarah over at Suzanne's:

 

AR was at the after-show talk of My Name is Rachel Corrie at the Royal Court Theatre last night. Wonderfully dressed down in un-stylish jeans, grey jacket, black shirt and chunky brown shoes. Hair very natural, very grey. The Q&A session was excellent, though it got a bit overly political and heavy at times. AR tried to bring in the theatrical element as much as possible, which helped diffuse any tension. His disarming smile worked wonders!
Sarah
London, - Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 04:18:05 AM (EDT)

 

I think Elaine went last night and am sure she will post her report as soon as she can. Did anyone else go? 

 

Sue, its soooooooo    that your Raspy story is up! 

 

Hikity, I stopped using the macro because everyone seemed so worried about it.  But I've been voting every 15 minutes of my daily computer time. 

 

 

 


Sherry 
10/19/05 at 07:53 AM

Comments:

Good morning ladies! Hope all the nightowls got some sleep!

Emtee-you need to tell us about your new job!


Sabine 
10/19/05 at 06:40 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

DeLenn: if you're talking about the name "Sabine", that's actually my own name.  :-)  So, there's a story out there with a character named Sabine?  Interesting...  :-)

 

Thank you so much everybody for the great pics!  Especially the new GoF ones!  


sue 
10/19/05 at 06:37 AM

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Ooh! My Rasputin entry to moviedeaths.com is already up.

Check it out HERE.


Hikity 
10/19/05 at 06:27 AM

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Claudia, I voted 15 minutes ago and now again, just one (ergo mine) was added...I thought some of you had these special devices which vote automatically?? We have become very very slow


emtee 
10/19/05 at 05:27 AM

What is your location? US

Comments:

Wow!  Last night was a busy time for night owls!  With the treadmill calling my name every morning at 5:00 a.m. *yawn* I am usually not up that late anymore, but it was one of those sleepless nights.  It was nice to find new Snape pics and get to share them here as I struggled to get to sleep.  Sleep finally came, but now that treadmill is calling so off I go . . . Thanks for the good wishes on my new job!  I'm a 1.5 months into it and loving every second!

emtee


Alanfan 
10/19/05 at 03:41 AM

What is your location? E. Yorkshire

Comments:

Don't you guys sleep? I'm just catching up, I just seen that article about HP being a Satanist. The rubbish some people write. I too am a Christian and I have had discussions in the past with the people at my Church about HP, its a children's story (we get perks as well) for goodness sake there is no hidden agenda here. Why do people look for problems that are not there. We have a new minister now and he mentioned the HP books so I felt slightly justified.


Hikity #44054...and only #144 
10/19/05 at 02:59 AM

What is your location? well, autumn arrived

Comments:

Good morning, night birds...9 o'clock here already and Chalebh has been in her office for 2 hours, grin.

 

Leanne, what a crap ....must be either a totally ill or stupid person. It's not worth even mentioning the crap he wrote and

Why should hubby be the head???? Nobody is head here


sue 
10/19/05 at 02:48 AM

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Good morning! What a busy night in here!

I have received a text overnight from a member of this august community who was at the Royal Court last night so we await a report with bated breath


Alba 
10/19/05 at 02:32 AM

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Well done Chalebh! You saved me from having to do it!!!! He sent me an e-mail saying he would be checking in here once in a while and hopes we do the same at his blog.

There are too many people to thank for all the lovely new stuff, so a general thanks to all!
SARF 
10/19/05 at 01:53 AM

What is your location? NZ

Comments:

OT -

 

What the? People are still posting on the GB! Nobody's posting when I get on here! OMG! We have some night owls on the other side of the world!

 

Okay, back to your regular AR broadcast...


Dee 
10/19/05 at 01:53 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

okay...I'm REALLY going to bed this time. But first:

 

I'm looking for a large, high resolution photo or screencap of Hogwarts in the winter. Does anyone happen to have one to share?


Chalebh 
10/19/05 at 01:44 AM

What is your location? at work again

Comments:

Well, I think my school Spanish is sufficent to translate Spauldings message without Babelfish or something.

 

Quote:
  

Alba:

 

Gracias por tus traducciones. Sin ellas estaría perdido. Sin algún dia tengo alguna que otra anécdota curiosa, te lo haré saber.

 

Un abrazo desde Barceloa. A tí y a todas tus amigas.

 

Spaulding wrote:

 

Alba: Thanks for your translations. Without them I would be lost. If one day I have one or another interesting anecdote, I’m going to let you know.

 

A hug from Barcelona for you and your friends.

 

 

And know an update of the voting:

 

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

 

It's 7.47 GSMT.

 

Chalebh


Ness 
10/19/05 at 01:34 AM

Comments:

I'm still awake too.  It's almost 1:30 am and I'm about ready to turn it, but before I do I took a look at that website and it's obviously someone's twisted idea of a joke.  No respectable reverand would use that many swear words.  Yes, there are people that still have that mentality, but they are few and far between. 

 

I also want to add that I happen to be a Christian and while yes technically the man is supposed to be the head of his family the woman is equally important and not just for spitting out babies and keeping house!  I hate that stereotype!  Ask my husband who runs things here.  He'll tell you we are an equal partnership even though he works and I'm a stay at home wife.  When his buddies ask him about doing stuff he has been known to refer to me as "Congress".  I keep telling him I'm also the excecutive brach, since I get to veto or pass the laws, but he's my judicial system and he can over turn my laws if he's got a damn good reason.  And I do mean GOOD!

 

Night all!  Happy Alan Rickman dreams!


Sherry 
10/19/05 at 01:27 AM

Comments:

BTW, Dee-I posted that with you in mind...I knew you'd get a big kick out of it!


Dee 
10/19/05 at 01:27 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

*still snorting* I've GOT to get to bed! Night all!


Sherry 
10/19/05 at 01:25 AM

Comments:

Oh, you know she will ( I love her site )!!!


Dee 
10/19/05 at 01:23 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

*snort*

egads, Sherry! I can't stop laughing! The poor man...to be caught like THAT!! Let's hope Red Tango never get hold of THIS shot!


Sherry 
10/19/05 at 01:19 AM

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Sorry...I'm in a "find funny pictures of AR" mood. I guess that means I should go to bed!


kathy 
10/19/05 at 01:19 AM

Comments:

It's a late night--It is 12:30 here--I just finished chapter 3 of Harry PotterI in French--one way to get pleasure out of work!!!!!

 

Am going to bed now--have on the Hard Talk interview to go to sleep by!!


Sherry 
10/19/05 at 01:14 AM

Comments:

Maybe we should start our own little club!!

In the meantime...funnyAR


Dee 
10/19/05 at 01:13 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Sherry - It looks like he got a whiff of a bad smell! Hmmm...

 

Hi Kathy! Is it a late night or an early morning for you?


kathy 
10/19/05 at 01:10 AM

Comments:

You guys aren't the only ones still up!!!

 

Dee if you haven't see Rasputin you're missing one of the sexiest parts he's ever played!  It is great--one of my favorites

 

Love the pics!


Sherry 
10/19/05 at 01:05 AM

Comments:

Yeah, I got a bit  of a giggle when I ran across it. I've been trying to figure out what he was doing, too! But he's gorgeous whatever he does.


Dee 
10/19/05 at 12:58 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Well...that IS a strange photo of the man! Is he actually thumbing his nose at someone, or was he just caught in an odd position?


Sherry 
10/19/05 at 12:53 AM

What is your location? sleepy & sleepless

Comments:

A funny pic of our man before I turn nosein for the night...or, at least, somewhat humorous!


Sherry 
10/19/05 at 12:48 AM

Comments:

Yes, and it's a pain when you have to get up at 5a.m.


Satai Delenn 
10/19/05 at 12:46 AM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

Thank you for the warm welcome!

 

Sabine,

 

Yes, it is always nice to see fellow B5 fans! Just curious. Is your username from the HG/SS fanfic "A Dish Best Served Cold"? That is probably one of the BEST fanfics I'm currently reading! I hope the author updates soon!

 

Claudia,

 

Thank you SO much! I will truly and forever appreciate it if you can find it! I just LOVE his voice, ESPECIALLY as Snape, and Just the title of the Interview (at least, I THINK it was the title) "Mr. Potter, Our New Celebrity" had me shivering deliciously from head to toe!!!! That was the title the person put on their website for the link, anyway.


Dee 
10/19/05 at 12:44 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Sorry, Sherry! We must have posted at the same time. Nice to know I'm not the only one awake in the world right now!


Dee 
10/19/05 at 12:43 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

emtee - You and I may be the only two awake this late! Good find on the Snape photos! The one from the Yule Ball is lovely -- I'll have to manip it a little. Thanks so much!


Sherry 
10/19/05 at 12:41 AM

What is your location? sleepless in salt lake

Comments:

Dee & emtee-I see you're nightowls, like me! Congrats emtee on your job!


Dee 
10/19/05 at 12:38 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

I hope "shishmish" from the ar-fans live journal won't mind me reporting her AR sighting at Rachel Corrie. She actually had a conversation with him! She hasn't posted her whole encounter yet, but shared this snippet:

 

Quote:
He was talking to people about the type of theatre that "Rachel Corrie" was - they hadn't seen anything like it before and I kind jumped in *grins* and join in with the conversation, adding how much I love the type of theatre that "Rachel Corrie" and have regular arguement with my fellow drama students about whether or not it's theatre. I also mentioned how much I would really love to do shows like "Rachel Corrie" and direct pieces - he would not stop grinning and told me to fuck my other drama students and go for it!!!

 

Why doesn't anything like this ever happen to me... *hangs head*


emtee 
10/19/05 at 12:36 AM

What is your location? US

Comments:

Hi All,

 

Still here lurking and greatly enjoying it.  I've been extraordinarily busy with the joyous event of landing my dream job after five years of diligent preparation.  *Whew!*  It means working in three locations which I love as I get to meet a lot of great new people, but is a bit lonely as I only see them once or twice a week at most.  I eagerly look forward to checking in here at the end of each busy day.

 

I found a few new pictures with glimpses of Snape from GoF on Mugglenet. 

 

http://www.mugglenet.com/viewer/?image_location=gofnew/12.jpg

 

http://www.mugglenet.com/viewer/?image_location=gofnew/24.jpg

 

Thanks to all who share pictures, stories, and everything else.  Checking in here truly cheers my busy days!

 

emtee - who is staunchly proud of having held on to her own, " . . . false delusions of grandeur and equality," through a loooooong five years! 

 


Sherry 
10/18/05 at 10:55 PM

Comments:

Ahh...a REAL man!real man


Dee 
10/18/05 at 09:48 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Sue - *snort* Your review of Rasp's death is too funny! I've never seen the movie but I'd love too! AR looks a bit...untidy...in the film, but the man just can't surpress his sexiness!



Sherry 
10/18/05 at 09:38 PM

What is your location? dumbstruck

Comments:

You know, it's bad enough that he thinks Harry Potter is evil (I happen to love the books & movies), but what he says about women is chauvanistic and archaic. Do people (if this man is considered 'people') really think this way still? Or is he trying to be a comic?

Yeah, Maybe If It Were Hogwarts School of Cleaning and Cake-Baking

Somebody  should tell this woman (Rowling's wife perhaps?) that the only thing a woman needs a broom for is sweeping the damn house.

Perhaps one of the more laughable aspects of these novels, is the portrayal of female characters.

More specifically, the portrayal of female characters as equal to their male counterparts.

Please, this is not the kind of drivel that we need infecting the minds of our impressionable young children.  These ideas, once ingrained, are very difficult to get rid of, and can only lead to confusion later in life when the children realize that the role of the woman is to assist the man in whatever way necessary.

Any sane adult knows, that whether it be cooking, cleaning, or spitting out babies, a woman's job is to satisfy her man.  Period.  End of discussion.

Let's not give our young girls any false delusions of grandeur and equality.  There is a reason there has never been a female president.


kathy 
10/18/05 at 09:15 PM

Comments:

Leanne---oh my gosh that guy is sick, also uninformed--doesn't even know JK Rowling is a woman.  Me thinks he doth protest too much!!


Marlina #43,694 
10/18/05 at 07:21 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

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

Comments:

Hola Spaulding! (too bad i don't understand Spanish.. we should wait for Alba or Sue to say something about your post)

 

Amy: Thank you so much for the gorgeous "Anthony and Cleopatra" piccies and of course the other pictures too

 

Good Morning everybody!

 


Vicki 
10/18/05 at 07:07 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Movie-Deaths....what a great site!  Thanks, AFNH!  Bravo to Sue for her entry of Rasputin.  Your synopsis was perfect.  What is the percentage rating for?  How many different ways it took to kill them off?  Now we need someone to enter Elliot Marsden from Quigly Down Under.  I'd do it but I'm running out the door -- late, as usual. 

 

Amy -- Welcome!  Thanks for all the great pictures!  Some of those I've never seen before.


Leanne 
10/18/05 at 07:06 PM

Comments:

I just found this link from  ''reverand'' that thinks Harry Potter is satanic!

I thought I'd share it with you for laughs!

http://www.tcnj.edu/~ingram4/

 

Leanne

-x-


Claudia #43571 
10/18/05 at 06:05 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 I love the Sheriff entry on Movie Deaths! Thanks for sharing the link, AFNH!  And Sue...you're killing me with the Raspy entry!  It hilarious!

 

 Spaulding!

 

 


Amy 
10/18/05 at 05:19 PM

What is your location? San Francisco

Comments:
Christina - thanks for the words of encouragement, thing is I don't know what I want to do yet, no particularly strong feelings for any occupation, which makes the decision of more school or what job to choose that much harder. what are you studying?

Sherry - woo hoo! thanks soo much for the new pic!  ^_^

Spaulding 
10/18/05 at 05:19 PM

What is your location? Barcelona (España)

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

Comments:

Alba:

 

Gracias por tus traducciones. Sin ellas estaría perdido. Sin algún dia tengo alguna que otra anécdota curiosa, te lo haré saber.

 

Un abrazo desde Barceloa. A tí y a todas tus amigas.


AFNH 
10/18/05 at 05:17 PM

What is your location? About time I went to bed....

Comments:
"....slightly perturbed to be grabbed by the throat by our resolute monk...." - just a bit!
AFNH 
10/18/05 at 05:10 PM

Comments:
Sue - "I have always thought how similar George and Raz's death throes are. Could this be a sort of standard RADA dying training??" Maybe! But in light of yesterday's posts, I wonder if he ever had any standard RADA how-to-behave-at-an-orgy training (gaze straight ahead, look determined, and mind that sword?)! Thank you, Spaulding!
sue 
10/18/05 at 05:03 PM

Comments:

Just submitted Rasputins death to that site AFNH gave us:

 

Film: Rasputin, 1996
Character: Rasputin, Alan Rickman
Character: Various,
Killing Object: Cream Buns, poisoned wine,shooting, drowning
Rating: 80%
Categories: 37,42,55
Description:
You just can't keep a good man down! Lured to a house by Prince Yusupov the Mad Monk is offered cream buns that he wisely declines. However greed gets the better of him and Ol' Raz is a very greedy guy and he eats three of the cyanide-filledcream buns. No effect! The Prince disappears and fetches back poisoned wine which Raz duly drinks. Still no effect!! The Prince who is mighty shaken by now finally shoots him several times. When he bends down to check the body that the doctor says is dead he is slightly perturbed to be grabbed by the throat by our resolute monk. Raz staggers out of the building into the snow and makes his escape only to be shot several times more whilst trying to climb the gates where he finally expires!
Or does he?? His body is finally flung over a bridge and when it is retrieved his lungs are full of water meaning he was still alive when he hits the water.
Mr Rickman achieves all this with some fine RADA-trained staggering!


Sherry 
10/18/05 at 04:34 PM

What is your location? looking for pics for Amy!!!

Comments:

Hope this this helpful...youngerarcutie.jpg


sue 
10/18/05 at 04:32 PM

Comments:

HaHa, nice one. Maybe we should submit Rasputin to the site - death by cream buns, poisoned wine and shooting.

I have always thought how similar George and Raz's death throes are. Could this be a sort of standard RADA dying training??


AFNH 
10/18/05 at 03:52 PM

Comments:
Back again! Just been looking at this site and found a page devoted to the demise of our beloved George of Nottingham, Movie Deaths. No one does death scenes quite like Rickman; he staggers, drools, gasps, gapes, rolls over and dies. - Well said! (There's a smaller section on Hans Gruber too.) Considering the amount of films where he gets "offed", he's had plenty of practice!
amy 
10/18/05 at 03:52 PM

What is your location? San Francisco, Ca

Comments:
Sorry, something happened to the mirrorpix.com photos, so I'll repost them

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I think they're from the same shoot as this one. I'd love to get my hands on a bigger copy of them *sigh*

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amy 
10/18/05 at 03:51 PM

What is your location? San Francisco,

Comments:


Christina 
10/18/05 at 03:46 PM

What is your location? speechless...just speechless

Comments:

Greetings to you all!

AMY - you`re simply  You`ve done a marvellous work and I`m sure everybody here is so happy yo`ve joined. About your job problem (or lack of it, if I`m not mistaken, I think that`s what you said) I`m sure your chances of finding a good one will definetly increase if you search the web, there are so many wonderful job openings (of course, you have to be careful, some are simply BOGUS) , especially in your field of interest. I`ve been discussing with a couple of firms about moving in The States and come work for them once I graduate. They seemed to be ok, but then again the USA is so far away...Anyway, hope everything turns out ok for you. Thankyou again for the wonderful pictures.

As for the weekly vote, I`m SO dissapointed Russell Crowe doesn`t seem to have many supporters. I`m going to vote for him, though. Can`t stand RW neither!


AFNH 
10/18/05 at 03:37 PM

Comments:
Sorry, Peekabooh, my E wasn't working properly there! Bet the thought of tonight's performance brings your memories back so clearly! Today's date does the same for me!
AFNH 
10/18/05 at 03:34 PM

Comments:
Oohh- more A&C pix, thanks Amy! The top one is the one I used for one of my papers - I adore that image. Thanks for the info on the Snape cutie too!
I know, Claudia, Pekabooh, hope there are some good reports later!
Peekabooh 
10/18/05 at 03:26 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
I was thinking the same thing Claudia, just another 40 minutes to go by now........*sigh* I soooooooo wanted to be there tonight.......

Amy thanks for sharing those lovely pictures with us......*hugs*


Claudia 
10/18/05 at 03:20 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Amy, the Mirrorpix images ARE interesting!  Thanks

 

 


Claudia #43281 
10/18/05 at 03:19 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Well, our friends are about a half an hour + into the performance by now!  Can't wait to hear from them! 

 


Amy 
10/18/05 at 03:11 PM

What is your location? SF, CA

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

Comments:
Hello all, a bit of a mixed bag today.

Here are some pics I lifted straight off fotoweb, though I think there's a bit too much "glow" to them

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Here's where it gets interesting. These I found on Mirrorpix,

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-you don't even have to be a professional to register with them, but if you want to see the pics at a bigger size, you still have to pay 10 pounds. ~_~ Pity, they look good.

AFNH - The pictures themselves are from deviantart and the artist is snapesnogger. I actually found the icon on lj somewhere, w/o any comments. I ran a search and ended up finding the original artist, so that's just who I credit in my keywords.


AFNH 
10/18/05 at 02:42 PM

What is your location? at 43,187

Comments:
Amy - thank you so much for posting those A&C pics, they are gorgeous! Well done with the de-watermarking - those of us who have attempted it know how long that can take! I've a bit of a soft spot for the Anthony look on AR too.
BTW, on your Livejournal, I noticed that little Snape animation (Snape Eating, Snape Having A Tantrum, Snape Sleeping etc). I've seen that before, but who actually did that? It's so cute....
Marlina 
10/18/05 at 02:32 PM

Comments:
It's 43,178
Hikity 
10/18/05 at 01:57 PM

Comments:

LADIES, COME ON, where is your spirit:

 

43108 ONLY


Marlina 
10/18/05 at 12:36 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

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

Comments:

Yeah, the poll does slow down a bit.. But no matter! we'll keep rockin!  Thank you so much for all the new piccies of Anthony and Cleopatra also the one with Ruby Wax and her hubby

 

Anyway, thank you Alba for the translations!

 

Sue~ You crack me up! Carry on? that was.. wow! (Thankfully i wasn't drinking anything at the moment!)

 

It's almost 43,000 now

 

 

 


Dee 
10/18/05 at 12:02 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Amy - egads! Those Anthony photos are fabulous, crystal clear, beautiful... I'm speechless! ok...not really...but wOw! Thanks so much for sharing!

 

Leanne - I sent you an email!

 

 


INTJ 
10/18/05 at 11:40 AM

Comments:

 

Peekabooh, you're so right! We want to hear absolutely everything!  

 

Speaking of which, are any of you gals who are attending the MNiRC after-show talk tonight and the Chelsea talk next week going to sneak in a tape recorder??

 

  Pretty please with sugar on top???


INTJ 
10/18/05 at 11:10 AM

Comments:

 

Jen, Claudia, Lauren, everyone - my pleasure. And yeah, it IS absolutely fascinating!

RickiNicki, yes, there's the famous cowbell show at the Tiroler Hut and, of course, the accordion-playing, yodelling owner.  Btw, 'sausages, sauerkraut and beer' is the house special (and it certainly looks like they're having the house special or something akin to it in that picture) and the Hut's cheese fondue is very popular.

As for the mystery woman - I didn't have a clue, really, but now that Hikity has mentioned Carmen Du Sautoy I'm quite positive it's her in that pic. Good thinking, Hikity!

Amy - Ooooooh WOW!!!! and a very warm welcome! Excellent work! I just LOVELOVELOVE Alan's Anthony look!   Thank you so much for unwatermarking and sharing!

 


Claudia #42682 
10/18/05 at 09:50 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Peekabooh is absolutely right. We want to hear every little detail! 

 

And next week its the Chelsea talk!  BTW, I still have an offer of a ticket for a deserving soul.  Email me.   

 

 


Peekabooh 
10/18/05 at 09:35 AM

What is your location? home

Comments:
I just wondered, is there someone here who is about to attend the after-show talk of MNiRC tonight???

Cause we wanna hear every tiny little detail...... piccies and reports..... pretty pullllleeeeezzzzz!!!



Leanne 
10/18/05 at 08:29 AM

Comments:

Sorry Dee!

Heres the email!

Leanne

-x-


Hikity 
10/18/05 at 08:23 AM

Comments:

I did so, Chalebh, and bought it because of other interesting articles. However, haven't yet found anything concerning The Parfume


Chalebh 
10/18/05 at 08:15 AM

Comments:

I checked the content of the new FOCUS online. Here is the link http://focus.msn.de/magazin/magazin but there is no sign, that there is a new article about The Perfume.

But I'll check the paper edition at the kiosk this evening.

 

Chalebh


Claudia #42535 
10/18/05 at 08:00 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hello to Amy AND Delenn! Welcome to our group!  I think you will find us a great group to have AR fun with. 

 

Amy, thanks for the watermarkless pics.  I think I've made no secret over the years that his A&C period is one of my favorites.  Hang in there....that BA will make its mark before you know it!

 

Delenn, I'll see what I can dig up over the next few days along the lines of that interview. 

 

Thanks for the updated voting stats, Chalebh.  I thought things were slowing down.  He is well ahead but I'd still like to see him get 80,000 by the end of the month. 

 

Alba, a huge thanks again for the proper translation of Spaulding's message AND the response to him.  I just think that our ability (through group effort) to transcend language barriers here is such a unique and awesome gift. 

 

Hikity, you could very well be right!  The woman could be Carmen Du Sautoy.  Especially with the Love's Labour's Lost connection. 

 

Thanks for the head's up on the Focus magazine, RickiNicki.  Maybe this time there will be more AR in the article...and more pictures. 

 

 

 

 


Leanne #42462 
10/18/05 at 07:08 AM

Comments:

Well thankyou ladies!

you have come to the rescue once again!

I now have several wonderful wallpapers to pick and choose from

and believe me when I say I have a habbit of changing my wallpapers like my underwear!

The ladie in the picture, I was told anyway, is his other half, Reema/Reeba? I dunno, thats what I was told anyway.

Keep voting!

 

Leanne

-x-

 

ps. Dee could you Email me please?i have a favour to ask.


Hikity 
10/18/05 at 06:44 AM

Comments:

Ricki, indeed very surprising. I am going to vote for R. Crowe - I like him and I don't like R. Williams (such a prat)

 

RickiNicki, if you want to give me a call: I am at Bayswater Inn from 8 (afternoon) to 10 November. Are you going to the premiere of GoF to see whether our man is present??


Sabine 
10/18/05 at 06:23 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

DeLenn - just wanted to say "hi" to a fellow B5 fan and welcome you to the GB. 


Ricky 
10/18/05 at 06:05 AM

Comments:

@Chalebh - slowing down in voting?

Well, he is on the win, isn't he?

Would be interesting what all the other monthly winners got - mean how many votes?

Ricky

still voting as often as possible.


Ricky 
10/18/05 at 06:02 AM

What is your location? Austria

Comments:

Votes - isn't that a strange thing?! Prince Frederic and Robbie Williams again in the voting list. Do they want to push them, second chance?! ;o(

 

Ricky

very surprised


RickiNicki 
10/18/05 at 05:44 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

unfortunately, I don't have time to read all the posts.

But I would like to post that "Tiroler Hut" is just 2 minutes from where I live. I went there once or twice, it's really a cosy place, in the basement, and they have pics of famous people all over the walls. There's also a guy who plays cow bells (is that the right word?). The waitresses are all dressed in "Dirndl".

 

BTW for our German friends: in the recent (Monday 17th) Focus there should be another article about Perfume. Unfortunately I can't get it here, but if someone could tell if there's something interesting....


Hikity 
10/18/05 at 03:43 AM

What is your location? sunny morning in front of my computer

Comments:

AFNH and sue, thanks so much for the many wonderful wallpapers - what a shame that I have no idea how to do it

 

Claudia, I know the woman next to him but can't place her at the moment. Could she be Carmen DuSautoy?

 

 


Alba 
10/18/05 at 02:46 AM

Comments:
Spaulding from Barcelona says it's a shame he doesn't speak English, but, since we've cited a couple of paragraphs from his blog, he wants us to know that it was written as humor and that he has the utmost respect for AR, who he considers to be one of the best actors right now. He thinks AR didn't much enjoy the stew, because the meat was tough and not very good. He also made a face when he took his first bite. He sends everyone an 'abrazo'...a hug...a typical Spanish greeting. It's so rare to have a man post here, I'm inclined to answer in case he checks in again.

Spaulding,

Espero que veas este mensaje. Nadie aquí (somos un montón de mujeres, fans de Alan Rickman) se ofendió por lo que escribiste. Todo lo contrario!!! Nos encanta tener cualquier noticia sobre él. Los que leemos español disfrutamos mucho de tu relato y, más bien, nos morimos de envidia! Nos reíamos por unas traducciones hechas a 'máquina' porque salen bastante mal, pero graciosas. Luego con una traducción más coherente, también nos reíamos de tu historia...vaya escenas!!!! Escribes muy bien y nos lo hemos tomado tal como fue tu intención...con humor. Cualquier otra anécdota que tengas, será bienvenida. Gracias!!!
Satai Delenn 
10/18/05 at 02:02 AM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

Hi. I'm a member of S.W.A.R.F. and we have come to deeply depend on this site for our Alan Rickman download needs! We are Alan Rickman and Severus Snape obsessed (along with Col. Brandon obsessed, etc.). Thank you so much! However, I was wondering if anyone might know how I can get a hold of a supposed interview of Alan Rickman for the FIRST Harry Potter Movie? Please?! I'd really appreciate it! I found a site that had a link for it, but when I clicked on the link it gave me a media player giving me choices of Windows Media, Real Player, or Quicktime (all of which I have) along with various play speeds to choose from and no matter what setting I chose it told me I was wrong and that my computer wouldn't meet those specifications (which is not true) and wouldn't let me see the interview!!!! I am frustrated! Anyway, Britbitandclips.com is awesome! Thank you!

 

Thanks!

 

Delenn


Chalebh 
10/18/05 at 01:44 AM

What is your location? still sleeping

Comments:

Dee: Send you a mail to both addresses.

 

Today's statistic on Alan's votes:

 

It has been 17 days and about 42.200 votes.

 

So that makes about 2.500 votes a day, 41 votes per hour and one vote every 1,5 second.

 

Ladies, we are slowing down!

 

And if every fan votes 4 times a day there must be 625 fans out there voting.

 

LG Chalebh


Alfan 
10/18/05 at 01:43 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Amy,,,,,,,,,,wow!! Thanks..........for the link.




I dont know about you guys, but i have never seen these Anthony and Cleopatra shots before, just when i thought i have seen them all.


amy 
10/18/05 at 01:21 AM

What is your location? San Francisco, CA

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

Comments:
Hello all,

I'm Amy, a long time lurker, first time poster. I spent the weekend scanning through most of this year's guestbook looking for new pics and as a small gesture of my appreciation for all the pics and news I've gotten from this site, here is a link to a post I just made on lj with pics I've just cleaned the watermarks off of.

http://www.livejournal.com/community/ar_daily/22218.html#cutid1

I'm a recent jobless grad, with a BA in psych that is taking me nowhere fast =P
I've been a fan of Alan for about two years and may I say what a pleasure it is to be in such good company.

cheers


Dee 
10/17/05 at 11:20 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

I have a question for our Londoners and world travelers.

 

A friend of mine is going to London next month (I'm sooo jealous I could spritz!). I asked her to make a stop in AR's neighborhood - just to get a feel of the place - and she's agreed! (ahhh...that's what friends are for - to humor our sick obscessions!) But, I have no idea what neighborhood he lives in! Where should she go? Would it be too stalker/creepy to take a picture of his house?

 

I'm not trying to turn her into my own personal stalker and certainly don't want to invade AR's personal space!!


Lauren 
10/17/05 at 08:16 PM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

Comments:
INTJ: thanks for the insight and larger pic.

I am a little curious... what's with the porn handlebar moustache? Alan what were you thinking??!! "It was the 80's" is NOT an acceptable excuse!

thanks to everyone else for the many photos over the past few days! It's been fun catching up!


Alfan 
10/17/05 at 08:15 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

"sausages,sourekraut and beer" ------hope no one goes near an open flame that night!!


Jen 
10/17/05 at 06:34 PM

Comments:

INTJ, thank you so much for sharing that info and for posting a larger pic!  It's fascinating when things like this pop up, innit?

 

I think we have another "Mystery Woman" on our hands, too! LOL  

 

Sausages?  Cheese fondue?  Oh, I cannot wait to see what RedTango does with this one! ROFL!

 

(I'm currently debating purchasing tix to see the amazing Rupert Graves in Fellini’s La Strada at the Guggenheim--anyone else enjoy Roop?  To spend, or not to spend, that is the question!) 


Claudia 
10/17/05 at 06:22 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

And the little "nekkid" king on the left too!  *snort*

 


Claudia 
10/17/05 at 06:21 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhh thank you, INTJ!!!    A wealth of information, you are!

 

But now I'm wondering who the heck the woman is!!!!  LOL

 


INTJ 
10/17/05 at 06:13 PM

Comments:

 

Hi all, I thought I'd provide a little background info about the pic Jen posted. The photo was taken at the Tiroler Hut Restaurant, London, in the early 1980s. The Tiroler Hut (located at 27 Westbourne Grove) is one of London's best-known Austrians restaurants (they offer authentic Austrian cuisine with original live music) and a celebrity favourite (Jarvis Cocker, Kate Moss, Stella McCartney, Paul Weller, amongst others, have been spotted there quite frequently). Collages of pictures of celebs who've dined at the Hut adorne some of the walls, including said picture of Our Man. Here's a larger version where you can see bits of the surrounding photos:

 

 

 

 

A friend of mine (who's not a fan of AR's, but knows I am and therefore passed on the following piece of info to me from someone else) told me that Alan and friends had been spotted having sausages, sauerkraut and beer on one occasion, and cheese fondue on another... Anyway, that's my random bit of info of the day.

 


Claudia #41730 
10/17/05 at 06:10 PM

What is your location? GA

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A nice big welcome, Spaulding!  Mucho gracias for your paragraphs about Alan Rickman.  We have no doubt that you have as much respect for him as we do! 

 

*slaps forehead* I forgot about my copy of RW's book, AFNH!  Nope, I don't think EB even closely favors our AR..not at all. 

 

Sorry Becky, I didn't think that everyone might not know about Helen's hilarious site.  I have it on the links section of ARDLH.  But here it is..... Slightly Weird Alan Rickman Fansite 

 

Sue, Elaine, and all our artist....you need to post a paper or two every now and then!  Pleazzzzzze???

 

 

 

 


AFNH 
10/17/05 at 05:53 PM

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Crumbs, Sue - I'd forgotten how many you've done! Ever counted them? Must be in 3 figures by now, surely!
Off to bed now before my eyes roll out of their sockets......:eyes-p:
AFNH 
10/17/05 at 05:43 PM

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Leanne - here's some papers out of my Photobucket album -
Snape Paper
Stage Plays
Anthony & Cleopatra
Sue 
10/17/05 at 05:36 PM

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

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Leanne drop by my LJ for papers if you need them!

There are many in various places but here are the links to the posts with most papers on:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/20205.html#cutid1

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/15956.html#cutid1

http://www.livejournal.com/users/fantasteeek/13759.html#cutid1

 

 


sue 
10/17/05 at 05:26 PM

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Hi Spaulding

 

A quick Babel!:

I am Spaulding, from Barcelona (Spain)... Pity that does not know English but, by references (since several paragraphs of my story have been mentioned), meant that the same one was done from a humorous point of view. I have a great respect by Alan Rickman (one of the best ones at the present time). I suppose that, like it happened to me to me, it did not do much grace to him that estofado plate of of pig. The pig was enough duro and it was not worth the trouble. To my also the face expression changed to me when I gave the first bite. A hug to all.

 

Over to you Alba!


AFNH 
10/17/05 at 05:22 PM

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Great way to spend the day, Alfan, love to do that myself but my bedtime beckons - LOL!
Knew I had seen a pic of Ed and Ruby somewhere....

It's been remarked on how EB looks a little like AR, but somehow I can't see AR modelling a pinny that sports a rubber basque on the front!:surp-p:
Spaulding 
10/17/05 at 05:16 PM

What is your location? Barcelona (España)

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

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Soy Spaulding, desde Barcelona (España)... Lástima que no sepa inglés pero, por alusiones (ya que se han citado varios párrafos de mi relato), quisiera decir que el mismo estaba hecho desde un punto de vista cómico. Tengo un gran respeto por Alan Rickman (uno de los mejores en la actualidad).

 

Supongo que, al igual que me ocurrió a mí, no le hizo mucha gracia ese plato de estofado de cerdo. El cerdo estaba bastante duro y no valía la pena. A mi también se me cambió la expresión facial cuando di el primer mordisco.

 

Un abrazo a todos.


Becky 
10/17/05 at 05:11 PM

What is your location? Texas

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Could someone PLEASE give the URL for SWARF....Thanks


Alfan 
10/17/05 at 04:57 PM

What is your location? Canada

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I was not serious about the brother thing, but i had a gut feeling that was Ruby, her smile is unmistakable. I too read that Peekabooh saw Alan down a couple of beers at MNIRC but i think this is the first  actual picture of him with something else than wine,  ( atta boy Alan, beer,eh! a man after my own heart) hmm, me thinks me has to go picture searching.........what a way to spend a day off, looking at Alan pictures,,does anyone feel sorry for me?


AFNH 
10/17/05 at 04:52 PM

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Yes - that's definitely Ed Bye, Ruby's hubby (saw a pic of him in Ruby's autobiography How Do You Want Me? I'll try to hunt a pic out. Don't know who the other woman is, though. Great pic of our Man! I tell ya, he needs to be taken down the pub for a good natter!
Claudia #41578 
10/17/05 at 04:35 PM

What is your location? GA

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Excellent find, Jen!  That is definitely Ruby Wax on the left.  I wonder if the fellow beside her is her husband, Ed Bye.  Does anyone know what EB looks like? 

 

If there is anyone here in need of a ticket to the Chelsea talk, email me please. 

 

 


Jen 
10/17/05 at 04:13 PM

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I was surprised about the beer, too, Alfan, but then I remembered Peekabooh's mentioning that he'd had a beer after MNiRC.

 

I have no idea who the other two people are, either.  But that monkey is hilarious!


Leanne 
10/17/05 at 04:12 PM

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I know this is probably a silly question, but where can i see all your wallpapers?

I need one for my desktop and the only one I have is the L