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Claudia 
9/30/05 at 08:00 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

They'll have to call both 999 and 911, Laurie! 

Thanks for the "splaination", AFNH. 

 

I can officially report that votes from multiple computers on the same Internet connection does work.  So those of you with a lappie and a desktop that share a connection..go for it!  LOL

 


Laurie 
9/30/05 at 07:51 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

AFNH, yes I do  and if I ever get the chance to see (or meet) him in person they'll have to call 999 or 911 because I'm sure I'll faint! LOL


AFNH 
9/30/05 at 07:23 PM

Comments:
Laurie - aha - you get the picture! - ***wink***
Laurie 
9/30/05 at 07:21 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thanks AFNH for the explanation!


AFNH 
9/30/05 at 07:13 PM

Comments:
Laurie - it is the equivalent of 911 - usually rung when a really hot pic of the Man is released - bring out those stretchers!
Claudia 
9/30/05 at 07:12 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi pH and welcome aboard!  Since you've been around for a while, there's no need for me to tell you what a great group we have here.  I hope you will stick with us and post whenever you can.  And keep voting!!!

 

Ouch!  Those are pricey cookies!  But they look delicious.  Thanks for the link, Ali-Pat.  Don't know if I'll ever use it but ya just never know.  BTW, can I ask whose picture was on your cookies? 

 

AFNH, I'm curious too. 

 

Also have another question about the voting.  Does anyone know if multiple computers on the same Internet connection will count?

 

 


Laurie 
9/30/05 at 06:56 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

AFNH, I'm curious, what does the number 999 mean for AR UK fans?


Dee 
9/30/05 at 06:54 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Claudia -- Those Gissing reviews were incredible! It's unbelieveable that the movie has just been sitting on the shelf!Has AR ever said how he felt about that?

 

Susan (and all you other lucky folks!) -- Have a wonderful time!! Bring back a moment-by-moment report!!

 

Ali-Pat -- I'm glad that you're up & about again! You must be on the mend. Maybe it was those cookies! Hmmm...was the sender your sweetie?

 

Voting -- I was #1034, and our man is WAY ahead of the others! Wonder what everyone will say when AR pulls out another big win!


AFNH 
9/30/05 at 06:25 PM

Comments:
And WELCOME, pH nice to see Sweden on board!
AFNH 
9/30/05 at 06:20 PM

Comments:
I know Sue, I was 999 - a number very familiar to most UK AR fans!
sue 
9/30/05 at 06:18 PM

Comments:

It's 1000!!!!


pH 
9/30/05 at 06:02 PM

What is your location? sweden

Comments:

have voted loads of times now!

went to the female monthly vote and was stunned to see princess victoria of sweden in second place, that´s so cool.

been an lurker forever but just wanted to say great job to cladia for this site!


Alanfan 
9/30/05 at 05:30 PM

What is your location? E Yorkshire

Comments:

879 already and we haven't been voting a day yet. He's going to win by a country mile at this rate.


Ali-Pat 
9/30/05 at 05:26 PM

Comments:

They are a little pricey, aren't they?   All I can say is that the person who sent them to me must like me very, very much!

 

Still, if you are looking for a small, unique gift for each of your AR friends...  Let me see, at 18 cookies per tin...  


Gissing Girl 
9/30/05 at 05:24 PM

What is your location? england

Comments:

Reported in Daily Mail. Order of the Phoenix begins filming in January


Emily 
9/30/05 at 05:15 PM

Comments:

Ali-Pat, those cookies look great!  According to the FAQs on the customer service page, she'll make a cookie with anybody's picture you send her as a jpg.  $58.50 per tin though -- were they that tasty? 


Ali-Pat 
9/30/05 at 04:43 PM

What is your location? waking from yet another nap

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

Comments:

Here's a gift for the fan who has everything.  Send a box of Eleni's Cookies with your favorite star's face on every cookie.  Wonder if she takes requests?

 

In all seriousness, these are some mighty fine cookies.  I received a Get Well tin of them and they are truly aiding my recuperation.


AFNH 
9/30/05 at 04:27 PM

Comments:
And Imelda Staunton as Dolores? - she'll need some padding, though......
AFNH 
9/30/05 at 04:25 PM

Comments:
Oh we know, Claudia, we know!

Look what's happened since I last looked in at lunchtime. Managed to vote from Explorer and Netscape - gonna need a lot of juggling! Hope that Mac guy does turn up a macro, would be handy!
Claudia 
9/30/05 at 04:01 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohh thank you for the tid bit, Gissing's Girl.  That's great news. 

 

Good news for HBO subscribers on the GoF front. This from The Leaky Cauldron.  HBO's First Look to feature a 15 minute look at the making of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire starting Nov 7 

 

And for those of you that don't get HBO well you know......

 

 


sue 
9/30/05 at 03:55 PM

Comments:

Oh she should be brilliant! When are they starting filming the 5th book? The kids will be at college by then!!


Gissing's Girl 
9/30/05 at 03:34 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Imelda Staunton is to play Professor Dolores Umbridge in The Order Of The Phoenix.


Claudia 
9/30/05 at 03:21 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks Maria.  That helps.  I tend to forget even when I'm sitting at the computer. 

 

Also, since you can vote once from each browser, I think I'll set up some macros for each one. 

 


Claudia 
9/30/05 at 03:17 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I hope the Mac Maven does come up with something because this process is heaven!  Thank you Maria!  Can you tell mine works? 

 

Susan CA, I posted the link for you and later this evening I'll post the link on the top of this page too.  Now...get on to the airport.  Can't wait to hear from you on the screening tonight!

 


Maria 
9/30/05 at 03:15 PM

What is your location? Russia

Comments:
Claudia:
I set the interval to 16 minutes (we can vote every 15 minutes, but I give 1 minute extra). And duration - it depends! If I leave the computer to work overnight - then - some 8 hours,  if I go to work and want my home computer to go on voting - then about 12 hours....
But  I am at computer - I prefer to vote manually and then remove the schdule.  (So that the macros don't interfere with work, besides I am so curious to see myself how the points rise

Susan CA 
9/30/05 at 02:47 PM

Comments:
The Mac Maven says Macs need different software, and the only program he could find was $100.00.  I will see if he's come up with anything else on Monday. 

Meanwhile, Claudia,  could you make a link to the poll on Suzanne's GB?  My attempt was a complete failure...  

And is it really true that we can vote from every browser every fifteen minutes?  Mercy--a lot of browser downloading will be going on. 

This all makes it hard to leave for the airport and SFGJ, but I'll try to suffer through it!



Claudia 
9/30/05 at 02:28 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Susan, CA did you ever find out if the Hot Keyboard program was compatible with Macs? 

 

 


Claudia 
9/30/05 at 02:27 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  for the kind words, Franimal. 

 

And thanks for the instuctions, Maria.  I think I have it set up now.   I do have a question though.  What do you set the interval and duration to?

 


Maria 
9/30/05 at 02:01 PM

What is your location? Russia

Comments:
CLaudia:  with pleasure

So, you open the programm (click on its icon in the tray), choose "Settings" - "Options" - "Hot Key to start a recording" (here you can set your own, or just look up what is by default).
Next, open the browser window, press these keys, and record the macro (press keys, or move and click the mouse, as you like). When finished press Ctrl+Break to stop.
Then you can assign the name to your macro, and check "Enable mouse events" (if you used them).  Also it is convenient to assign an individual hotkey to your macro.

That's about all! Test it several times - if it works OK (just in case).

When the macro is ready, right-click on the name of the macro and choose "Schedule this macro".
Select "Once", select the time to start, click "Advanced" - check "Repeat tast" and set the interval  and duration.
Enjoy

It takes some time to get used to, but not much!  We have a lot of time left
I wanted to post these instructions beforehand, too, but then desided to wait for the real business (and the rise of enthusiasm ))



Franimal 
9/30/05 at 01:50 PM

What is your location? NJ

Comments:

Nonsense Claudia!  You're fabulous!!! Look at this wonderful place that we all come to.  And we owe it all to you, girlfriend

 

Franimal


CLaudia 
9/30/05 at 01:33 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I agree Sue, it is going to be a long hard month.  But we can do it!

 

Maria, I just downloaded the demo Hot Keyboard.  I should have done this long before now so I would be set up but I am the world's biggest procrastinator.  Anyway, to help me save time and get my automatic voting under way do you have any tips on how to get this set up?

 


sue 
9/30/05 at 01:16 PM

Comments:

Just watching the voting going up and Elijah obviously has some strong voters.

It's going to be a long hard month!!! 


Maria 
9/30/05 at 12:53 PM

What is your location? Russia

Comments:
Voting!
And another trick - creating a macro-command that will vote for you while you sleep, or go out for a walk etc.
I use this programm (Windows): http://www.hot-keyboard.com/files/hkpro.exe
It can record keystrokes and movements and clicks of the mouse - very easy!
(And the macro can be scheduled - in my case I set it to run once every 16 minutes).




Marianne 
9/30/05 at 12:53 PM

What is your location? Prague

Comments:

http://www.hellomagazine.com/vote/mostattractiveman/month/index.html?presentar=ver&reciente=false&reciente=true&error=-2


Lauren  
9/30/05 at 12:48 PM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

Comments:
saw this posted on HPANA.com
venues confirmed: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire premiere

in UK

At the Odeon Leicester Square in Westminster

in USA
At the Ziegfeld Theatre 141 W 54th St. New York City.

I am hoping to try and go to the one in NYC as its not too far from Philly. Try and catch a glimpse of Alan. Maybe I'll see some of you there!

Laura 
9/30/05 at 12:48 PM

Comments:

lol, Leanne

 

Thank you everyone for the info about voting and for all the rest!


Peekabooh 
9/30/05 at 12:31 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
I never guessed that voting could be so much fun.....I doubled the speed *clicking on 2 browsers*.

Thanks everyone for all the new pictures, clips and info on TSfJG. Have a nice weekend!


sue 
9/30/05 at 12:08 PM

Comments:

OK I have put it up on LJ and IMDb so lets flex those digits!!


Laurie 
9/30/05 at 12:01 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thanks Maria & Leanne for letting us know that voting has started again!  I've voted and it actually worked today!


Claudia 
9/30/05 at 11:30 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

The race is on ladies...let's get to work! 

 

 


Leanne 
9/30/05 at 11:27 AM

Comments:

oh no!!  the robbie fans are out on force! he's already taken over Elijah Wood!! we need to get some voting done fast!!


Leanne 
9/30/05 at 11:10 AM

Comments:

the voting has started!!!

 

sorry couldnt help it!!

leanne

-x-


Maria 
9/30/05 at 11:03 AM

What is your location? Russia

Comments:
Ladies, voting has started!
http://www.hellomagazine.com/vote/mostattractiveman/month/index.html

Don't forget that you can vote every 15 minutes from every browser you have
Hikity 
9/30/05 at 09:58 AM

What is your location? Baku

Comments:

Pam, great news about John Gissing - cross my fingers. What a pity I can't read through all the wonderful posting -

cheers

Hikity


Claudia 
9/30/05 at 08:54 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Yahoo news alert about the Westwood International Film Festival.  125 Movies in 14 Daya at Westwood Film Festival

 


Marlina 
9/30/05 at 08:33 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

Yup, just drop in to say Halo

 

*Pray* This The Search for John Gissing movie is brilliant even i just watch the clip and trailer, I really hope someone or some production company are gonna produce this film!!

 

Anyway! Thank you so much for All the new Stuff Ladies! I indeed appreciate it!

 

Love you All!


Claudia 
9/30/05 at 06:05 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Welcome Pam for the mid-west!  I'm so glad you've joined us.  I hope you will stay with us a while.  Thanks for the good news about the KS distributor!  Let's hope he will pick up the film.  Also, would you post his review when you get it, please? 

 

Suzanne also received another email from Jack Binder. Here it is:

 

Reminder: Hope to see you there and kindly help circulate this invitation to the Opening Night screening of this hilarious quality comedy film!

Thank you very much,
Jack Binder - Producer.

************************************************** ********

"The Search For John Gissing" starring Alan Rickman, Janeane Garofalo, Mike Binder Opens the Westwood International Film Festival
- Friday, September 30, 2005 at 7:30pm
- Crest Theater, 1262 Westwood Blvd., Westwood, California

Q&A with Writer/Director Mike Binder ("The Upside of Anger") immediately following the screening.

"The Search For John Gissing" tells the story of American businessman (Mike Binder) and his wife (Janeane Garofalo) whose lives are turned upside-down by the British co-worker (Alan Rickman) he has unknowningly come to London to replace.

Also Starring: Sonya Walger, Allan Corduner, Juliet Stevenson, Owen Teale, Nigel Terry

www.westwoodfilmfestival.com
www.searchforjohngissing.com

------------------------------------------------
Mike Binder might just be on to something with “The Search for John Gissing,” a precious commodity – an indie comedy that actually delivers the goods. –HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

A refreshing antidote to gross out comedies … a very funny film, sometimes uproaringly so … executed with deft comic timing and plentiful guffaws … a throwback to the mod English comedies of the 1960s and ‘70s. –VARIETY

… Janeane Garofalo in her best role since The Truth About Cats And Dogs … this could easily be the next big, yet totally unexpected, comic sleeper to come out of London’s independent scene. –MAYFAIR NEWS

“The Search for John Gissing” is the funniest independent adult comedy in years. –SIXTY SECOND PREVIEW

“Wall to wall big laughs. A perfect independent comedy. Could easily be a sleeper hit.” –ENTERTAINMENTSTUDIONEWS.COM

Wonderfully silly comedy … fast-paced … an irresistible combination of witty writing … and talented comic actors. –FILM GUIDE MAGAZINE

Great! … the acting here is dead on … Binder and Garofalo have great chemistry … check out this film, it's a great date movie. –AIN’T IT COOL NEWS

Highly Recommended! … Pick of the Litter! … Rickman steals the show in this Brit-out-of-water comedy … plays like Sixties Neil Simon or Blake Edwards. –THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE

“…an unpretentious mockery of the business world that pits Matthew Barnes (Mike Binder) against John Gissing (played spot-on by Alan Rickman) …impressive supporting cast that includes the hilarious Janeane Garofalo…a wild-goose-chase-turned-revenge-plot refreshing and consistently funny.” –NICOLE COHEN – EYE TORONTO

A non-stop roller coaster ride of a comedy … Writer/Director Mike Binder stars along with the amazing talents of actors Alan Rickman and Janeane Garofalo… –THE HERALD TRIBUNE

… excellent cast … Binder’s briskly written screenplay and snappy pacing, The Search for John Gissing makes for a … funny off-Hollywood farce. – FILM THREAT MAGAZINE

Hilarious! –THE MOVIE TIMES

WINNER BEST PICTURE FILM CRITICS AWARD SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL

Suzanne <webmistress@alan-rickman.com>
TX USA - Friday, September 30, 2005 at 12:19:46 AM (EDT)

 

lauren, I took a peek at your themes. They are gorgeous!  I'm not a paid member of LJ and I don't use themes but you've done some really nice work.  We have such a talented bunch of people here!

 

Vicki, I'm so glad you're not in harm's way of the fires.  I hope they will get them contained very soon. 

 

Tonight is the BIG night for some of our group!!!  Can't wait to read your experiences! 

 

WhatsonStage reports that the Royal Lyceum Theatre will include a new production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in their 40th anniversary season.  It will run 22 April to 20 May 2006.

 

And I'm going to do an Elaine here....I'm only including this emoti because I like it.  *grin*  

 

Happy Friday everyone!!!! 

 

 

 

 


Vicki 
9/30/05 at 02:53 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Claudia - not to worry.  The fires are in the hills along the border of L.A./Ventura County.  Quite a distance from where the screening will be tomorrow night.  I live a little closer to the fires...not in harm's way but it was raining ashes today and the air smells of smoke.  Hopefully they will get it contained soon.

 

BlueBeatBabe - that photo is gorgeous!  I wonder what it is from?

 

Pam-midwest - that is awesome news about the film distributor!  Are they coming out from KS just for the screening, or do they have someone here in L.A. already?  Wouldn't that be something if they picked it up?  We'd have our lovely Pam to thank for it. 


Chalebh 
9/30/05 at 01:18 AM

What is your location? one day to holiday

Comments:

Claudia: This were the real costumes. (At least they said so.)

 

Elaine: It don't know,maybe. It was a travelling exhibition. I was staying in Birmingham at that time and read about the display in a local newspaper. So I took my day off to travel to Wolverhampton and see it. It was in the Wolverhampton Art Gallery and unfortunately only one room with about 20 costumes. I talked to one guides and she told me that they would change the exhibited costumes during the exhibition. It seems that I was lucky to see Brandon's coat.

 

LG Chalebh


Pam 
9/29/05 at 11:15 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
I was just checking messages etc. before bed as I have a wicked head cold and cant wait to drop into my nice cozy bed for the night!
I wanted to welcome another Pam-welcome Pam from the midwest!!! I think you'll like it here. Everyone over here is really nice and always seems to get the latest pics and information.
See you all sometime over the weekend...off to find something in the medicine chest to get this headache and sinus pressure to stop for a while..
Pam


lauren  
9/29/05 at 10:57 PM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

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

Comments:
Hi everyone. I know a lot of you are also on LiveJournal - so I just thought I would post here too. I just finished making an Alan Rickman custom mood theme for LiveJournal. You can see a small preview of icons and download the images from my journal here:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/blinkilite/2005/09/29/

you have to have a paid acct to customize your mood theme though...
anyway, take it if you like it!!

INTJ - thanks for another snag! I love new video clips!!


Dee 
9/29/05 at 10:49 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Claudia -- Thanks for pointing me to the Gissing download! I'm dying to see it, but I'll have to wait until I get to work and download it by wireless (it would take days on my home dial up!).


Pam 
9/29/05 at 09:09 PM

What is your location? Midwest US

Comments:

Hi Claudia...

 

I wanted to let everyone know that I had found that there was a brand new film distribution company out of KS...

 

I emailed them the info and website on the John Gissing Movie, and also the website and info on a little independent feature I worked on a couple of years ago that is still looking for a distributor as well....

 

The guys that own the company, which thankfully is fully funded at this time, were interested in  both films and were happy to have the info..

 

As of this evening, they are attending John Gissing's premier this weekend....They said they'd email me with their reviews! Let's hope they can do a deal!

 

Pam  


Claudia 
9/29/05 at 07:01 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Dee, their on the Film page 8 rows down--third column.

 


Claudia 
9/29/05 at 06:59 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks for the translation, Alba.  Yes, please drop some major hints when you see Almodovar!

 

Thank you Bluebeatbabe and Carly Lyda for the pic. 

 

 


Dee 
9/29/05 at 06:58 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

I'm sorry...I'm being dense. Where is the download for the Gissing preview? I can't seem to find it! (sorry!)


BLUEBEATBABE 
9/29/05 at 06:11 PM

What is your location? Sheffield Is n't he ********...ladies.........

Comments:

Image hosted by Photobucket.comCarly -Lindy posted this on Rickman daily yesterday and I have just viewed- lovely photo- thanks I hope you don't mind me borrowing for our forum ... just GORGEOUS!....is n't he... ******** ladies...?


Bluebeatbabe 
9/29/05 at 05:55 PM

What is your location? Sheffield-UK

Comments:

Alba-thanks for the spanish video link for LA- I have not seen this before ... nice!

 

Chalebh,

 

It could have read ''Chav.lah'! which might be a kind of scouse (Liverpudlian) Chav!

No alternative meaning ... really !

 

 

Claudia--- Yes, we were clearly mesmerised by the Beauty ,  that  is ...ALAN RICKMAN !

The car was very much background!

 It's All Good 


Alba 
9/29/05 at 04:54 PM

Comments:
On a very silly note...Almodóvar and I share the same hairdresser (which, given his hair, I don't tell too many people :-) If I happen to see him, I'll drop a few hints.
Alba 
9/29/05 at 04:36 PM

Comments:
Wow, it's nice to find something you all hadn't see yet. It's not easy to do. Here's the transcipt. Not too interesting. He does like to drop Almodóvar's name a lot, doesn't he? I hope Pedro's paying attention!

"It doesn’t feel like a typical English film. He’s got his elbows spreading wider.

Always a kind of arrow pointing towards reality and truth and you just have to stay on that train.

Yes, it’s a horrible world and, uh, and it’s hard to make sense of it. And when we go to the theatre or we pick up a book or we go to see a film, you, part of you wants to be taken away from that and part of you wants somebody to make sense of the world for you. And if you have, you have a reality on film could be in the hands of somebody like Mike Lee or Kenneth Loach. Uh, and there is another type of reality which is Almodóvar. And that’s not unreal but it’s different…it’s somewhere else. And I think that Richard Curtis occupies not the same territory as Almodóvar and not the same territory as Mike Lee."

INTJ 
9/29/05 at 03:52 PM

Comments:

 

Elaine - that's so sweet of you, *blushes* thankee for the compliment!  I'm so glad to be able to give back a bit to this wonderful guest book and group of AR fans.

 

Laura - Thank you for the lovely GQ pics

 

Claudia You took the words right out of my mouth in regard to AR and Almodovar! I'm keeping all my fingers and toes crossed that they have met and have a project in the pipeline. *sighs* Wouldn't that be just brilliant?

 


Claudia 
9/29/05 at 03:30 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Seeing your son on the tv must have been a pleasant surprise, Elaine!  The weekend is almost here!!!  Its fun to spot actors you like in shows unexpectantly!    

 

I was checking in on the California map to see how far the wildfires are from the Crest Theatre on Westwood and it looks like its a pretty long distance, thank goodness.  I hope all our friends in the LA area are far from harm too. 

 

INTJ! Thank you for snagging the Spanish LA interview.  I have it tucked away for a rainy day.  *grin*

 

Alba, would you mind telling us what he's saying?  At the end, I know I heard Almodovar so I know the conversation must have been about directors. 

 

On a side note, I still have the hope that he met with Almodovar and they have something brewing! 

 


franimal 
9/29/05 at 03:23 PM

Comments:

We'll probably be seeing a lot of BN will Halloween coming up - Underworld, Shaun of the Dead.  They tend to play those a lot with the ghoul stuff

 

Hopefully, we'll get some more pics from AR as well for our treat bags!!

 

 

Franimal

 


Elaine 
9/29/05 at 03:04 PM

Comments:

Been watching lots of old drama series on Sky (House of Elliott, Secret Army, Onedin Line, etc) Now I'm watching Wycliffe (because I love the Cornish scenery) and there's Bill Nighy. He "pops up" (like Marilyn Monroe in Total Look) in loads of these series. Wish AR would do more TV. *send thoughts....send thoughts*


Elaine 
9/29/05 at 02:25 PM

Comments:

INTJ, you really are a whizz! And Alba, good find!! This GB is an absolute goldmine for AR fans. And it's really great that everyone shares, too!

 

Chalebh, is this the same exhibition that was - or is - at the Bath Museum of Costume? I've been meaning to go see it for ages.

 

Laura, I had not seen a couple of those GQ pics before. Thanks. Funny enough, last night it was freezing here, so I made myself some Hot Chocolate (with a nice tot of rum in it), got into bed early, and watched GQ all the way through. It's such a funny film and AR is so good in it. He should do LOTS more comedy. I also watched H2G2 today. Disappointed in the film itself although there were a couple of very funny scenes, but AR's voice talents again showed how good he is at comedy. I was disappointed in the extras. He must have come on board really late.

 

Just seen my son on TV. Local tv were doing a piece on his new college and he was in it for about 30 secs. Going to pick him up tomorrow for his first weekend home. *spoil...feed.....hug"


Hikity  
9/29/05 at 01:14 PM

What is your location? Baku

Comments:

Claudia or Peekabooh, please be so kind as to send my the "voting address" via mail so that I have a chance to vote at least several times per day. Huge thankjs. I do not manage to be long enough in the internet to read through all your posting - besides, we are travelling through the country from Saturday onwards...


Claudia 
9/29/05 at 12:36 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Laura, I fixed the pics for you.  If you want to use the code from PhotoBucket, use the the code in the Tag field.  That should work for you...but it will post the full size image.

 

I don't think I've seen the second or fourth photos before. Thanks Laura. 

 


Laura 
9/29/05 at 12:05 PM

Comments:
thank you, I cliked on "copy link", not just copy ...
sue 
9/29/05 at 12:03 PM

Comments:

Great pix Laura!!

To make a thumbnail just go to the index page of your Photobucket account. Right click on the small picture and click copy.

Then simply paste it into you GB post and hey presto instant thumbnail


Laura 
9/29/05 at 11:53 AM

Comments:

grrrrrr

how do I make thumbnail? I already asked it but....

 


Laura  
9/29/05 at 11:53 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

 

 

 

 

 

I hope I posted well the links, sorry if not

 

 


Laura  
9/29/05 at 11:02 AM

Comments:

INTJ, You are wonderful!

thank you for the link Claudia


INTJ 
9/29/05 at 10:17 AM

Comments:

 

Alba - wow, I've never seen that one before either! THANK YOU for the link!

 

Laura dear - sure thing!  There you go:

 

.avi file, 4.9 MB:

 

http://s53.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=38SERS07L4K6I1HCCSZ11PV59R

 

.rm file, 1.1 MB:

 

http://s53.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2XIK94EW6C0XR0HFWF4X9SIQG

 

Btw, Laura, Claudia, Hikity, Chalebh - thanks so much, everyone, for your kind words about my snagging. You guys are wonderful!

 

Chalebh - fantastic pics (LOVE the costume)! Thanks so much for sharing!

 

Red Tango - I'm finally getting around to mentioning how much I love your awesome site.  Please keep up the hysterical work!

 

 


Claudia 
9/29/05 at 09:55 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

There's a mention of AR and MNiRC on The Stage Online.

 


Leanne 
9/29/05 at 08:35 AM

What is your location? Glasgow

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://s13.invisionfree.com/AlanRickman/

Comments:

WOW good one Alba! if you listen carefully you can actually hear the voice of God!!

 

Leanne

-x-


Ali-Pat 
9/29/05 at 08:14 AM

What is your location? still mending

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

Comments:

 Chalebh--thank you for those splendid costume photos!  That must have been a wonderful exhibition.


Claudia 
9/29/05 at 07:58 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks, Alba!  I don't believe I saw that video before either. Thanks for posting the link!

 

Those pics of the familiar red coat are great, Chalebh.  Were these the actual costumes?  Although I lurv Mr. Darcy, he'll never out do the Colonel. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


sue 
9/29/05 at 07:52 AM

Comments:
Nice find Alba
Laura 
9/29/05 at 07:46 AM

Comments:

Thank you  Alba for the link, I never saw both video and pic!

 

INTJ,  can you maybe capture and post the video for us AR addicted who need to play it and play it and play it?

 

Laura


Alba 
9/29/05 at 06:52 AM

Comments:
This is SUCH old news, I'm sure you've already seen it, but I hadn't. It's the presentation of 'Love Actually' in Spain and there is a video of an interview with AR, Heike Makatsch and Bill Nighy. Unfortunately it's dubbed over in Spanish, but he LOOKS good and you can hear the English pretty well. She looks bored out of her mind (silly girl). Here's the link (click on 'ver video'):

http://yatv.com/fotos/200310/281948902.htm
Chalebh 
9/29/05 at 01:22 AM

What is your location? my office

Comments:

Bluebeatbabe: Never mind. Is there a hidden meaning in your variation of my nickname?

 

Claudia: Never mind. Sometimes I have the same trouble.

 

And now for something completely different...

I checked my photo album and I stumbled across some pictures I took last year in Wolverhampton. There had been an exhibition of bridal costumes from famous British films. 

 

         

 

Do you recognise the red coat?

 

 

LG Chalebh


Alfan 
9/29/05 at 01:13 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Dee-Alan is not your typical bad guy in the bad guy( Hans, George and Elliot way) but he definitly does some bad things, but in a humorus way.....although i have not seen it I would have to say it is a comedy all the way, i even  got to use the line

"no chiar pissing" at work. There are lots of one liners and funny moments, if you thought Alan was good in Galaxy Quest then you will love him in this movie, it shows a side of Alan we are rarely treated to, his comedic side....one I think he should show more often. check out the movie clip and the trailer, they should give you some hints as to what it will be like.....


Dee 
9/28/05 at 09:09 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Alfan & Sue -- So...John (AR) is a "bad guy"? Is Gissing a comedy or drama? Or a little of both?

 

 


Laurie 
9/28/05 at 08:45 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thanks Susan CA, I just tried voting again and it worked. I just hope it doesn't get cranky like that when we're trying to vote for Alan in the monthly vote!


Lucy 
9/28/05 at 07:34 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
*puts head in hands*

What "lustful underbelly?"  If they're going to have some hot, steamy scene between Elizabeth and Dudley, even though I adore Irons, I don't know if I want to see that sort of butchering of history!

It was butchered badly enough in that ELIZABETH movie.


Leanne 
9/28/05 at 06:58 PM

What is your location? Glasgow

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://s13.invisionfree.com/AlanRickman/

Comments:

Thursdays, 29 September and 6 October 2005, 9pm Channel 4

Quote:

Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII, reunited a nation divided by religious strife, faced down the Spanish Armada and, at the end of her 45-year reign, had become one of England's best-loved monarchs.

During her time as queen, poets and playwrights wrote about her, artists painted her, composers dedicated their work to her, all contributing to the legend of Gloriana, the Virgin Queen. Channel 4’s two-part drama Elizabeth I – starring Helen Mirren in the title role – looks beyond the myth at the woman behind the crown.

The drama begins in 1579, when the 46-year-old Elizabeth is 15 years into her Protestant reign. Illuminating the grimy, lustful underbelly behind the opulence and formality of the English court, it tells the intimate story of Britain's most famous queen for the first time.

 

 

just thought Id remind you about it!

Leanne

-x-


Susan CA 
9/28/05 at 05:55 PM

Comments:
I have found the Hello site a little cranky about loading in the last day or two, but the only time it refused to change the vote total was when I didn't let 15 minutes go by between votes.  Other than that, I don't know what could be wrong.

But I really think Clooney will draw votes from AR (not from dedicated AR fans, of course, but from people who generally admire attractive mature men),  whether it's in the monthly runoff or the yearly one (where beating Johnny Depp is going to take every vote we can cast).  So, at this point, I'd say a vote for Denton is a vote for AR.


Laurie 
9/28/05 at 04:58 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Has anyone had  problems submitting votes for the Hello Magazine poll?  I've been trying to vote the past couple of days (using the strategies people posted here) and after I vote the number doesn't change.  When I was voting for Alan I never had a problem and the number changed every time.  I think my computer knows (like all of us here on this GB) that no one else compares to Alan!     


AFNH 
9/28/05 at 02:36 PM

Comments:
"...what I don't understand is how Alan Rickman can have more than 11,000 votes". They really don't get it, do they? Anyway, 11,000 - peanuts, we're just limbering up!

Great to see so much renewed interest in TSFJG, hopefully this time something will come of it, even if it is just a DVD release, at least then we'd get to see the darned thing! All those going to the screenings - ENJOY!
sue 
9/28/05 at 01:35 PM

Comments:

Yeah, that's about it Alfan!!

Mostly it's plucky little American Guy being taken for a ride by nasty Brit who has his own agenda.

Lots of London scenery as American Guy searches London for JG. Then as you say they sort of work together (without giving too much away, just in case it ever gets released!!) Lots of nice character playing by the smaller parts including Juliet Stevenson.


Alfan 
9/28/05 at 12:05 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Dee, you wanted to know what this movie is about, well i can tell you with one quote from John Gissing.

 

Mathew -" they bring me over here to replace you? Is that it?

 

John -"one day, not to far down the road,they'll suddenly call up your number and hand it over to someone else,--and when that day comes, i  promise you this------you wont be there to pick the little f-cker up at the airport, you physically wont be able to make the trip".

 

I think thats how it goes..........Mathew is hired by the company John works for and John thinks its to replace him. So John sets him up to become a failure with at work and at home ( hense the nun who is willing to give a blow job) and by maxing all of Mathews credit so they have nothing to go with......then i think that in the end they work together.

 

I have never seen it so i could be wrong, if i am, could someone please correct me and my apoligies if i am wrong. I only have clips and reviews to go on...............i sure wouldnt mind making up my own review after i see it,,,,,,,,,,,


Carol 
9/28/05 at 11:35 AM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:
Quote:
"...what I don't understand is how Alan Rickman can have more than 11,000 votes".


Uh, the amazing thing is that someone actually thinks that there are only 11,000 of us in line for this guy!

I give Rima a lot of credit for being tolerant of all of us.
Claudia 
9/28/05 at 11:26 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhhhhh.....how am I????   I'm just getting the "What car?" line.  Sorry, Chalebh.  Please bear with me...sometimes I'm slower than molasses!

 

 

 


Claudia 
9/28/05 at 11:02 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Here ya go, Chalebh and Bluebeatbabe....

 

 

 


Hikity 
9/28/05 at 10:50 AM

What is your location? Baku in our flat

Comments:

Hi, ladies, very slow working tele line so only a short hallo to say it's great here - and a huge thankyou to Dee , Ican't safe it now so I have to wait another 10 days and hopefully find it again..

Hugs

Hikity


Bluebeatbabe 
9/28/05 at 10:10 AM

What is your location? Sheffield.UK

Comments:
Chalebh,
Sorry for the mispronunciation of your name ! still nice variation !
Bluebeatbabe 
9/28/05 at 10:05 AM

What is your location? Sheffield.UK

Comments:
Chabblah,
NO, neither did I!.....
Chalebh 
9/28/05 at 09:56 AM

What is your location? still ?

Comments:

Claudia: Is there a car in one picture? I didn't notice.


Marlina 
9/28/05 at 09:40 AM

Comments:

Quote:

"...what I don't understand is how Alan Rickman can have more than 11,000 votes".  

 

 

That was sadist

Well, we can always make them more confuse in monthly vote, aren't we?

 

Love you All!


Elaine 
9/28/05 at 08:47 AM

Comments:

I'm with your son, sue. It's got to be a Bentley. And my son has inflated ideas about what car he is going to have, too. His is an Aston Martin DB9. Trouble is, I have a sneaking suspicion that one day he will have it......

 

Ah yes. They don't understand why he has 11,000 votes. They obviously have not been at the mercy of the AR sisterhood and her overwhelming power!! We HAVE the power and are not afraid to use it...

 Out The Door ..To all his rivals!




Leanne 
9/28/05 at 07:02 AM

What is your location? Glasgow

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://s13.invisionfree.com/AlanRickman/

Comments:

thnks Claudia for coming along and to anyone else who joined too!  and

 

i think the car could be an Aston martin or something similar, whatever it is, its a beauty (and so is the car!)

 

Leanne

-x-


sue 
9/28/05 at 05:50 AM

Comments:
Looks like it might be another Bentley to me. My 15 yr old son has a passion for Bentleys (plus most other large,fast and expensive cars!) and says he will have one one day!!  Well he can drive me atound in my old age!! 
Claudia 
9/28/05 at 05:22 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Alba, that's really good news.  I think people that don't "understand" are soooo funny.

 

Chalebh, the car that AR is leaning against in one of your caps is a convertible.  BTW, your e-card was to cute!

 

 


sue 
9/28/05 at 04:33 AM

Comments:

Quote:
"...what I don't understand is how Alan Rickman can have more than 11,000 votes".  

 

Wait til  the monthly vote, they ain't seen nothing yet!!!


Alba 
9/28/05 at 03:56 AM

Comments:
Just wanted to let you know your voices (or clicks) are being heard around the world. While Googling for more AR Spain news (to no avail), I got a link to the Spanish edition of Hello!, called Hola! (an institution in Spain...agh!). The original post is no longer be on the forums page, but the bit on the Google links say "...what I don't understand is how Alan Rickman can have more than 11,000 votes". I guess that's for us to know and them to find out.
RedTango 
9/28/05 at 02:34 AM

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

Comments:

 

 

 

 Thank you very much, Chalebh for the e-card!...I've never seen this sort of thing before..the technology fascinates me. I want to look into this more..it's pretty freaky!!!

 

 


Dee 
9/28/05 at 02:28 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

It's a sleepless night, but Galaxy Quest is on TV. Thanks goodness! AR's "keplock tick" just jumped from his spoon...followed by the close up of AR's glorious expression of disgust!

 

Chalebh -- Thanks for those beautiful screen caps of Gissing. Love his glasses! Can someone tell us briefly what the movie is about?


Chalebh 
9/28/05 at 01:59 AM

Comments:

Sorry for the double post.

 

RedTango: This e-card is for you. (Sorry I could resist!)

 

Chalebh


Chalebh 
9/28/05 at 01:40 AM

What is your location? ?

Comments:

Claudia: Convertible? Which convertible? Is there a convertible in one of these pictures? I must have completely missed that.

 

The e-card is funny, pitty it isn't Alan's voice.

 

And it's going to be a long long October.

 

LG Chalebh


Vicki 
9/27/05 at 06:05 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Claudia - that is pretty funny.  I'll bet some of our creative types on this GB could create some pretty good messages...maybe even using Alan's voice.

 

Chalebh - thanks for confirming that.  That was the page I was attempting to link to but failed miserably. 

 

Red Tango - Congrats on your site....I always go there for a good laugh.  Do try to come on Friday.....c'mon, it's for AR! 


Claudia 
9/27/05 at 05:51 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Leanne, I'm in. Thanks for the invite. 

 

Beth sent me an email that has me in stitches and thought I would share the link with you.  Bud Light | Making Faces

 

 


Leanne 
9/27/05 at 03:53 PM

What is your location? Glasgow

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://s13.invisionfree.com/AlanRickman/

Comments:

Can i advertise?

ok i have an Alan Rickman forum to match my Harry Potter one, but I only have two members  

please come visit me? http://s13.invisionfree.com/AlanRickman/

 

To make sure Alan wins the poll, all we have to do is vote for the ugly ones to get through to the final,

 then when the final comes, theres no choice for everyone but to vote for him cause he would be the best looking one there!!

 

thanks

Leanne

-x-


Lucy 
9/27/05 at 02:42 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
RedTango:

Long Live the Panda Spirit!

Claudia: I think the first advertisement is much more wonderful than the second...


Susan CA 
9/27/05 at 02:02 PM

Comments:
Denton?  Whoever's in second place.

Susan CA 
9/27/05 at 02:00 PM

Comments:
Might be worth it to try to keep George Clooney out of the yearly Hello poll by voting for Fenton (he's from "Desperate Housewives"), who so far seems to be Clooney's competition.

Elaine 
9/27/05 at 12:24 PM

Comments:

Looks like Jack Binder is hopeful that someone might take it up this time. I really hope so. I just hope that he's not holding out for a cinema deal because I don't think it will make it that far. DVD would be just perfect!!! (Thinking of all the caps - and the end credits!!!)


Marlina 
9/27/05 at 10:54 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

Next Saturday!

 

That John Gissing's picture! it make me chuckle! i haven't even look at the movie! 


me again 
9/27/05 at 10:04 AM

Comments:
make that; start voting next Saturday!

Peekabooh 
9/27/05 at 10:02 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
Thanks for explaining Sue, that is a relief! So, we start voting next tuesday, right? Get those fingers ready ladies......

sue 
9/27/05 at 09:56 AM

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

Comments:

Alfan, yes there is a great *slide* in TSFJG and the dancing at the end is worth watching the movie for! (Shades of Morecambe & Wise for our older UK readers)


sue 
9/27/05 at 09:50 AM

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

Comments:

Peekabooh I don't think we need worry about George 'til the end of the year. His vote will finish next Tuesday dated 4th October so he will go into the next month's vote unless I am mistaken. The currently monthly vote (with Huge Jackman way out front) finishes on the 30th (this Friday). THEN the new one with Alan, Elijah Wood, Robbie Williams and Nigel Harman begins. That's what we must be limbering up our digits for!!

BTW I don't know who James Denton is but he can have my vote to be going on with (yes, George might be Gorgeous but a bit too perfect!)


Claudia 
9/27/05 at 09:07 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Suzanne received an email from Jack Binder about the Westwood Festival!  Thanks for sharing Suzanne! 

 

That's fantastic news, Claudia, thank you! As it happens, I received an e-mail from Jack Binder (the producer of TSJG) with some additional info. Below is his message:

For Immediate Release: "The Search For John Gissing" to Open the Westwood International Film Festival
- Friday, September 30, 2005 at 7:30pm
- Crest Theater, 1262 Westwood Blvd., Westwood, California

Q&A with Writer/Director Mike Binder ("The Upside of Anger") immediately following the screening.

Greetings,
Your assistance in distributing news of this Opening would be greatly appreciated as we continue in our efforts to bring this comedy to the general public.

Thank you,
Jack Binder - Producer

And he also included these two wonderful advertisements! One and Two


Claudia 
9/27/05 at 08:28 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  You girls have been a busy lot last night and this morning! 

 

Great news on being able to cancel your order, Vicki.  I still don't understand where Amazon got the idea that AR "starred" in the Rocketbook version.  Maybe someone should send them a note. Hmmm  Anyway, the link Chalebh posted is the right version. 

 

Ohhh I hope you girls that are going to TSFJG will be able to meet up.  Ya'll be sure to raise a glass to us during "happy hour".  LOL 

 

Chalebh, thank you for the Gissing snaps.  Don't you just love the way he leans up against that convertible??

 

Red Tango!!!  Congrats on your 10,000 milestone!   Here's to 10,000+ more!

 

"Satan Spawn" and "AR Sin Police"  *snort*  Elaine you kill me with laughter sometimes! 

 

Thank you for the head's up on the Radio series, another lurker!  I'm a big fan of Juliet Stevenson's too. 

 


Alfan 
9/27/05 at 08:06 AM

What is your location? canada

Comments:

For those going to the screening of TSFJG, keep special eye out for a dancing/sliding across the floor John Gissing. I think he dances a couple jigs  or at least a cool slide/glide accross the floor in the movie and im sure i saw a picture of him  in the end credits dancing. Hell i would watch the movie just for the end credits if i knew he was going to be dancing.!!!!!!!!!!!111


another lurker 
9/27/05 at 07:44 AM

Comments:
Sorry about the OT-ness of this post, but I thought you might like to know Juliet Stevenson is narrating Empire (a history of the British empire) on Radio 4.  It's in 90(!) parts - but don't worry - they're only 15 minutes long each.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/empire/index.shtml

Thank you for the welcome, Claudia! 

~an

Peekabooh 
9/27/05 at 06:33 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
Wow, George Clooney could turn out to be a strong competitor if he makes it to the monthly vote (as I´m sure he will) in Hello´s Magazine.

RedTango, I hope we can enjoy many more years of hysterical laughter at your site. Keep it going baby.

Thank you for all the nice piccies, clips and a belated happy birthday to all the BirthdayGirls!


sue 
9/27/05 at 06:32 AM

Comments:

Elaine said:

Quote:
There are some fans who think your site is "Satan Spawn" and should be banned from ever seeing the light of day, but I think they should really get a life!  

Really??!!?? Who are they? Do Tell!! It will go no further

 

Sorry about the outbreak of smilies, I am off to the opticians to have my new glasses fixed, they put the new lens in wrong. (Wondered why I couldn't see the pc properly!!)


Elaine 
9/27/05 at 05:29 AM

Comments:

Red Tango, if we can't laught at ourselves and the man, then we'd be pretty desparate people. There are some fans who think your site is "Satan Spawn" and should be banned from ever seeing the light of day, but I think they should really get a life! I am sure that AR would join in the giggles, should he ever see it (and I expect the AR sin police have already alerted MP about this sacrilege!). We all love AR, but we have a sense of humour, and no amount of paparazzi pics can damage our daily "homage".What comes through from your site is the same "adoration" as the rest of us have. If it was done with hate, then it would be different, but it's not so we cannot wait for the next installment. Is it really a year ago?? Top Banana 

 



Chalebh 
9/27/05 at 04:15 AM

What is your location? my office

Comments:

Vicki, if you're talking about this item. Yes, I think it is the version. The main actors are the same.

 

 


RedTango 
9/27/05 at 03:28 AM

What is your location? Good question.

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

Comments:

 

  Just a note of THANKS for everyone who has visited my site over the past several months....today we just passed 10,000 hit mark..frankly I didn't expect to get that far as fast as it did..so yay!

 This is a good time to pause a moment and reflect, for one year ago, last September, *this* unflattering photo shoot came to light:

 

 

   Yes folks..we all remember this classic. Now this surfaced right when I was starting to learn about Alan, so to have this hit me square in the face so early on really set the mood for what was to come. What really got me intrigued when this was passed around the net was how the fans totally embraced it..completely unfazed by the editor's mean attempt to mock, fans rallied around the pudge, worshipped it's glory, singing it's praise. I was really impressed by the sense of humor I was seeing..and it gave me alot of ideas on how to handle the many layered ironies of the whole health food vs. junk food theme. A theme, granted, that's been soundly beaten to death but heck. It's a livin'.

  Anyway, I would just like to thank all the visitors to my site, and all the encouragement and positive comments..it really helps me keep going knowing you all are gettin' a bang out of it. Plus, keep those photos and clips about food consumption coming..they are the lifeblood of the site!! Without them, most of which I get here from this forum, "the gallery" couldn't grow!

  Next month I plan to pay homage to the photo shoot that started it all for me by tracking down the health food store in London where the pictures were taken. I don't know that the same bananas are going to be hanging there (har har) but the spirit of the panda pudge will be lingering in the breeze, I am sure.


Vicki 
9/27/05 at 03:16 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Susan, thanks for the hot tip!  I've been to the Oregon Shakespeare festival twice while visiting relatives in Oregon.  But I never thought to check out the gift shop.  I found a site for the Tudor gift shop and found this

 

Is this the right one....the one with Alan Rickman as Tybalt? 


Susan CA 
9/27/05 at 02:21 AM

Comments:
Ambrose Video has the entire BBC Shakespeare series in region 1 dvd at fifty dollars per play; Amazon (and other places) sells the five-play tragedy set that includes R & J, but it's $150.00.  The Oregon Shakespeare Festival used to have this version of R & J in its gift shop for more like thirty or thirty-five dollars; I don't know if they still do.

Chalebh 
9/27/05 at 01:36 AM

What is your location? Office

Comments:

 

Claudia: Thanks for the BBC link. I think I have to change to a flat rate.

 

Vicki: If your DVD player is able to play region 2 DVDs, here is a source where you can order "Romeo & Juliet" (RC2) with Alan Rickman as Tybalt. Play.com has also an International Site with RC1 DVDs but unfortunately there isn't this DVD available.

Lucky you. Enjoy the screening.

 

And for all of us who won't be there, here are another couple of screen shots. This time from the website. 

 

 

 The Search for John Gissing      The Search for John Gissing

The Search for John Gissing    The Search for John Gissing   

The Search for John Gissing    The Search for John Gissing   

The Search for John Gissing    The Search for John Gissing   

The Search for John Gissing    The Search for John Gissing   

The Search for John Gissing

 

 LG Chalebh

 


Dee 
9/27/05 at 12:30 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Hikity -- Here ya go! Sweet dreams!


(AR's actual chest from Dark Harbor)


RedTango 
9/26/05 at 11:58 PM

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

Comments:

 

 

 Argh. Westwood is *such* a pain. Why do they always have movie festivals out in *that* area of LA? *crab gripe pick*

 

  I'm thinkin' about.


Vicki  
9/26/05 at 10:18 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

O.K....this time I didn't check private.


Vicki 
9/26/05 at 10:17 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Hmmm, for some reason, my e-mail address didn't make the post.  Maybe this time it will work.


Vicki 
9/26/05 at 10:16 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Thanks to Emily and some great research by Claudia I have now canceled my order with Amazon.  The Rocketbooks DVD is NOT, I repeat, NOT the same as the BBC production of Romeo & Juliet that AR appeared in.  How they connected it with Alan's name is beyond me, but luckily I was able to cancel my order at no charge.  Thanks, all!

 

Susan, CA.....Berkley is just a 45 minute plane trip.  It'd be fun if you could come!  Unfortunately, my friend won't be able to make it, but I'll go by myself if I have to!  Anyone else in the area planning to attend and we could meet up?  You can e-mail me and let me know...Lurking lawyer, Red Tango?  I know there's more of you out there.  We could drink a toast to AR afterwords. 


Claudia 
9/26/05 at 08:39 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Helen, it sounds like you will enjoy BBC Radio as much as I do.  However, the thanks need to go to AFNH, Sue, and Juliet .  They're the ones that brought the wonderful world of BBC Radio to my attention a couple years ago. 

 

 If only AR would start doing some radio plays! 

 

 


Helen 
9/26/05 at 08:22 PM

What is your location? New York

Comments:

Oh, WOW, Claudia. That was easy!! Thank you so much!!  A whole new world has been opened up.  How do you do what you do?   You are brilliant! 


Claudia 
9/26/05 at 07:53 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh goodie! Another possible Gissing attendee!  I hope you get to go, Susan. 

 

Helen, Almost all (if not all) the BBC radio stations have a Listen Now and an archive feature but the one I first became acquainted with was BBC 4 Afternoon Play  With the Listen Now feature, you can listen to what is being broadcast at the moment.  The archive feature holds a play for 7 days after the initial broadcast.  I believe you will need Real Player to listen to any BBC radio shows.  If you need any other help, don't hesitate to ask.

 

  


Susan CA 
9/26/05 at 07:41 PM

Comments:
Vicki, I hope I'll be there, though LA is a long way from Berkeley.

Helen 
9/26/05 at 07:24 PM

What is your location? New York

Comments:

Hello again!  Several of you have mentioned be able to listen to BBC radio broadcasts.  How do you do that??     How do you get the listings?  How do you pick them up? etc. etc. etc.  Thanks for any information you can give me.


Claudia 
9/26/05 at 07:21 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  Great news, Vicki!  I was hoping you'd get to go.  We'll be waiting to hear your thoughts on the film and anything that Binder might have to say about the film's release or AR. 

 

Will anyone else be able to go? 


Emily 
9/26/05 at 07:02 PM

Comments:
Vicki, Rocketbooks are like DVD versions of Cliff Notes. They're  computer animations of the classics with lots of pop-ups explaining what's going on, etc. The Rickman R&J is part of the BBC Complete Works of Shakespeare. Unless Rocketbooks acquired it ... but the Rocketbooks I've seen don't have live action, only computer graphics.
Vicki 
9/26/05 at 06:23 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Oh, Claudia!!!    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!! for the info on the Westwood film festival!!!!!!  I'm just waiting to hear back from my friend as to whether she can come with me and then I'm buying tickets!!!  You are da bomb, girl!  Is anyone else on this GB planning to go?  Does anyone have any questions they would want asked afterwords?   Oh, this is great!!! 

 

Now I have a question.....a few weeks ago I placed an order on Amazon for a region 1 DVD of Romeo and Juliet starring Alan Rickman.  I am assuming that this is the same R & J from 1978 that Claudia has clips from on her television page.  I just got a notice from Amazon that the real title of this DVD is: Rocketbook Presents Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - a DVD Study Guide.  Is anyone familiar with this DVD or the Rocketbook series?  Is this the same production that I'm thinking of?  The page still says "starring Alan Rickman" so I can't imagine that he would have done another one.  Does anyone know?  Thanks!


Hikity 
9/26/05 at 04:22 PM

What is your location? I Know I should be behind my suitcase

Comments:

Claudia, please could you add this man in the hot tube from Elaine to the smiles...maybe Dee is able to change the head to more familiar one???That would be soooooo

Nighty night


Elaine 
9/26/05 at 03:44 PM

Comments:

Dee, you've got me drooling. Not only for Elephant Ears, but for more visions of AR in a hot tub! Hot Tub 






Claudia 
9/26/05 at 03:39 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Welcome aboard, simi!  Glad you join us and I hope you'll stick around.  We're a fun group!


simi  
9/26/05 at 03:34 PM

What is your location? behind my desk

Comments:

Hello there,

 

I must confess, I'm not actually sure what to write to express what I feel.

So let's just leave it with a huuuuuuge THANK YOU!!

What a wonderful page; though I've only got a modem (which means two downloads per evening maximum...), I've been visiting your page for a few weeks to look for Alan videos and stuff.

So I just wanted to thank you for sharing all this with all the Alan Rickman fans in the world. Keep going!!


Dee 
9/26/05 at 02:24 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

How in the world did I either miss or forget about a Snow Cake hot tub scene!??  Now, how am I going to get my work done here at the library with that image in my mind!!

 

Elaine: an elephant ear is a midwestern festival treat. It's dough rolled out very thin (as big as an "elephant's ear") then deep fried. Slathered with butter then sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, it's huge, heavenly and messy! Think AR would enjoy it? I'd happily share!! In the hot tub!!


Claudia 
9/26/05 at 02:23 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi mitzi and welcome to our group.  I hope you will stay around with us. 

 

 


Hikity 
9/26/05 at 02:16 PM

What is your location? still Haan, but not much longer anymore

Comments:

Thks for the article: Understatement must be his second name...what a cute man; I am with Lauren - give him a big hug (Peekabooh and I will try our best when we are in London,  although I fear I won't be able to say anything coherent when near to him)

Thanks a lot for your good wishes, Sabine, Marlina, Claudia, Nadège

Nadège, a niche "stars-and-stripes" pic...taken right after a hot tube scene???

Uiii, I really have to start packing now, ladies, I got my usual stomach-ache thinking of the flight and all that...


Lauren 
9/26/05 at 12:25 PM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA

Comments:
Claudia: thanks for the link to that interview.

"And it’s not just children, there’s a lot of adult devotees of Harry Potter." A modest Rickman added, "It’s not me, it’s the character they love and all that galaxy of people that JK Rowling had created."

Guess again Alan! WE LOVE YOU!!!! I also liked the mention of the butter tarts at the end... hehe.   good old snack-loving Alan. what a cutie.


mitzi  
9/26/05 at 11:55 AM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

REALLY ENJOY WATCHING ALL THE RICKMAN FILMS. He truly is an excellent actor.


Laura 
9/26/05 at 10:38 AM

Comments:

thank you Claudia

 

 


Claudia 
9/26/05 at 10:01 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Welcome back, Franimal.  I'm glad you're feeling better and I hope your Dad feels better soon. 

 

Thank you for the link to the Gissing site, Lauren.

 

Laura and Lauren, while AR was in Canada shooting Snow Cake, there was an interview with him published that mentions a hot tub scene.  Prof. Snape Wows Wawa  Beware of the gorgeous photo in article!  LOL

 

 

 

 


Franimal  
9/26/05 at 09:43 AM

What is your location? just back from NY

Comments:

Hi everyone

 

I've been offline and I"m catching up on all of your wonderful posts.  I was sick and my dad's in the hospital in NY- so I spent the weekend with mom.

 

Happy birthday to everyone I missed. 

 

Bluebeatbabe:  Thanks for the address for BN.  My son is very excited to write to him - especially since I told him that he likes soccer (football). 

 

Franimal


Lauren 
9/26/05 at 09:41 AM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA

Comments:
Yeah, I'm with Laura - What hot tub scene?? Did I miss something?? 

Also, lovely photo of Alan in his PJs. he looks so cute and squishy. I want to give him a hug.


Leanne 
9/26/05 at 09:31 AM

What is your location? Soaking wet Glasgow

Comments:

Just thought id let you know i had found the SJG website:

http://www.searchforjohngissing.com/

if you already know,

Leanne

-x-


Laura 
9/26/05 at 09:04 AM

Comments:
what hot tub scene?
Claudia 
9/26/05 at 08:29 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Well, Rita reached my area early yesterday evening.  I can't complain though because its just drizzles and no torrential rains yet but it sure makes for a miserable Monday!  YUK!  Kathy, I'm so glad that you and your family are safe front the tornadoes.  Sabine and Lucy, it looks like the worst part is heading your way so be careful out there!

 

Dee, that was so sweet of your son.  At least he tried, bless his heart. 

 

Thanks for the MNiRC ad, Sue.  Gosh, it seems like April was just yesterday and we were talking about how far October was!  I'm still hoping it will get over here to the states.

 

Well, the Gissing screening at Westwood is good news to say the least.  If anyone attends, please be sure to let us know first what you thought of the film and secondly, what is said in the Binder Q&A afterwards. 

 

Thanks for the wizard news story, Inbredwaffle.  Despite the typo, I really like the description of AR's character.  I think if Binder has any chance of selling this film at all, he really needs to pull out all stops on promoting AR's name and work in this film for he really is the only saving grace.

 

That's right Elaine...the hot tub scene!  When will we hear something about Snow Cake???? 

 

Ohh I had forgotten about the Hello contest!  My fingers are limber and ready for action!  LOL

 

Ohhh Bluebeatbabe, don't give up on the Chelsea talk.  I'm sure there will be some returns. 

 

Hikity, you'll be missed. Be safe.

 

 


Nadège 
9/26/05 at 08:08 AM

What is your location? France

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

Comments:

 

Hello Girls!!!

 

Here is our dear and soft Alan in pajamas in The Search of John Gissing!!!

http://photobucket.com/albums/v641/ARDLHGB/?action=view&current=2001TheSearchForJohnGissing2.jpg

 

I wish a merry birthday to Sabine and Suzy, I am sorry about the delay!! Good journey Hikity!!!

 

See You Later!!!


Bluebeatbabe 
9/26/05 at 08:04 AM

What is your location? Sheffiled slowly freezing at work !

Comments:
Looks like Nigel Harman will win this weeks hello vote- and with nowhere near the number of votes Alan had !

I assume voting will Start on October 1st for the monthly which is Saturday... are ya in training ladies....get those fingers poised... !

Contacted the ticket office for the Andrew Marr Interview and such disappointment... tickets are SOLD out!. I had been hoping to attend combined with a day trip to London...I will just have to keep trying for any returns !
I need a
Marlina 
9/26/05 at 06:09 AM

Comments:

Have a nice trip Hikity!


Sabine 
9/26/05 at 05:59 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Have a safe trip, Hikity! 


Marlina 
9/26/05 at 05:53 AM

Comments:

Hey.. Just wanna know..

About the HELLO Poll! isn't tomorrow the last day for the fourth weekly vote?

Aren't we going to start the "stay 24 hour in front of the computer to vote for Alan" project tomorrow?

 


Hikity 
9/26/05 at 05:51 AM

What is your location? here at home, sun lurking

Comments:

Isn't there ANYBODY who can manage to tape that film with "Alana"??

Ladies, I am flying to Baku tomorrow and don't know whether I can use the internet. I wish you all a lovely week,

Cheers

Hikity


Marlina 
9/26/05 at 05:02 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

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

Comments:

ELAINE! YOU REMIND ME! THE HOT TUB SCENE!!! WOOO!

I've just read the hurricane rita news again on the newspaper.. It's quite terrible.. Texas and Lousiana isn't it?

God! So many terrible things happen this whole year!


Inbredwaffle 
9/26/05 at 04:56 AM

Comments:

New Article on Wizard News for Alan in TSFJG...and a nice little typo....

 

"Shrewdly cast as the fussy but sly Gissing, Alana Rickman isn't really the villain here (despite being frequently typecast as such), but rather a wily self-preservationist with a devilish streak."

 

 

Well anyways!...here is the link...

 

http://www.wizardnews.com/story.20050925.html

 

 


Susan CA 
9/26/05 at 03:07 AM

Comments:
Is anyone from the Los Angeles area?  The tickets for SFJG are only ten dollars and really easy to buy on-line.  What a great chance--the last time this movie was shown in California was, I think, more than two years ago.

Aurora 
9/25/05 at 03:51 PM

Comments:

I see I’ve missed some birthdays, though it seems the days were well celebrated! 

 

It’s thrilling to see that TSfJG will be shown again at a film festival in Los Angeles.  I have seen this flick, and it is very funny.  If Mike B. is attempting a second round at festivals, mayhap we can help by requesting the film at a festival near us.  In my local area, e.g., the Cleveland International ff, which takes place in March, invites programming suggestions from members of the Film Society, which one can join free of charge.  It seems like a good time to become a member and suggest a certain extremely funny film.  http://clevelandfilm.org/   Perhaps there’s a ff somewhere near you?  Austin, Atlanta, Peoria., Adelaide, Manchester, Kuala Lumpur?  It doesn’t make sense to join in Cleveland if you live far from here, but Buckeyes......

Elaine, I spent a day in York in June and had tea at Betty’s.  What an experience!  Train through King’s Cross, so I also have the pic at Platform 9 ¾ and memories/photos of KC that became poignant on July 8&9. 

BTW, I’m listening to BBC4’s Classic Serial Northanger Abbey, very funny, with Saskia Reeves, Sinclair’s wife in CME, as one character.  Three cheers for radio.  SR is 43 but on the wireless can play a character in her early 20s. 

Thunderstorms from Rita predicted here, almost 1,000 miles from the Gulf, but so far nothing. 


Elaine 
9/25/05 at 03:16 PM

Comments:

Kathy, did not realise you might be affected. I'm glad you are all okay. We listened to the radio on the way home yesterday and were relieved to hear that Rita had been downgraded. We've been cut off from news for the last 2 weeks and only just heard about it.

 

Good news about TSfJG. Surely someone would pick it up for dvd? I don't think any amount of petitions will help. I'm just hoping "Snowcake" does not go that way but with big stars and an up and coming director, I hope it will be distributed in all the big cinemas (I HAVE to see the hot tub scene!!!!) Drooling

 

Barbara, thanks, my son is doing really well at his new college but I do miss him. The whole college went to Alton Towers today (UK cut down version of Disneyland) for free. I'm looking forward to seeing him this Friday.

 

INTJ, thanks for the vid BTW. You are a whizz with capturing all these things.

 

  


kathy 
9/25/05 at 01:03 PM

What is your location? soggy arkansas

Comments:

Claudia---yes we did have tornados last night--the siren went off and everything.  It went just to the north of Conway where I live.  We had a huge amount of rain yesterday just sprinkles today and overcast skies.  It is finally cooler as well.  It has been so freaking hot here.  Thanks for your concern.  It is amazing the large territory a hurricane can affect. 

 

I was very heartened to see that John Gissing is being shown in Westwood.  Maybe John Binder is trying to whip up enthusiasm for it's release or at least to DVD.  It looks so funny it would be a shame not to have the opportunity to see it.


Hikity 
9/25/05 at 12:45 PM

Comments:

Claudia, does it make sense to write a petition to the Westwood organizers??


RickiNicki 
9/25/05 at 11:42 AM

What is your location? ondon

Comments:
The Search for John Gissing is a great film! It needs to be released. I laughed my a*** off.
Marlina  
9/25/05 at 11:09 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

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

Comments:

Hai Everybody!

 

Claudia~ Hope a producer find it and release it somehow!

Love you All!


SuzyQ 
9/25/05 at 10:05 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Thanks so much Dee that is some wonderful pic, best prezzie I had.

 

Tons of Hugs SuzyQ

 

 

Dee  
9/23/05 at 07:23 PM

What is your location?
Indiana

Comments:

Since we're all impressed with AR's choice of t-shirts, thought I'd design one for the birthday girl! Hope you've had a great day, Suzy Q!


SuzyQ  
9/25/05 at 10:00 AM

What is your location? London UK

Comments:

Hi gals.

 

Thanks so much for the good wishes for Birthday, I just waved son off on his journey back home so popped over to say hi and thanks.

 

I have a brilliant day on Friday with loads of goodies and then had a birthday tea on Saturday with Son and Hubby. Chinese take-away, wine and cake, perfect.

 

I hope you all had a brilliant a time as me on the weekend.

 

Tons of Hugs, SuzyQ


Claudia 
9/25/05 at 09:46 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

kathy, I noticed Arkansas got some tornados spawned by Rita.  I hope you weren't in any of the affected areas. 

 

Also, my thoughts go out to everyone in the state of Lousiana. 

 

Maybe the worst is over. *crossing fingers*

 


Chalebh 
9/25/05 at 09:23 AM

What is your location? as always

Comments:

Thanks for the info about "The Search for John Gissing". California is a little bit too far. But I cross my fingers that there will be a DVD available in future.

 

If you have the time go and see "My name is Rachel Corrie". I had the chance to see it when I was in England this spring. Megan Dodds was absolutely brilliant. A  90 minutes one woman show. And the staging was superb. (A complete different story is, if the real Rachel Corrie's course of action had been advisedly; but that's my personal opinion).

 

@Dee: Sorry, you had no luck.

 

@INTJ: Thanks for the video.

 

@Hikity: I with my limited knowledge about computers? But I'll try.

LG Chalebh


sue 
9/25/05 at 08:25 AM

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

Comments:

Ad in today's Sunday Times Culture Magazine:

 

Also in The Independent on Sunday ABC magazine they list tonight's C4 showing of Close My eyesas Film of the Week. Quite a big piece about it......"Alan Rickman in fine stentorian form as Natalie's husband, Sinclair"

Funny, I've never thought of him as "uncommonly loud"


Laura 
9/25/05 at 08:09 AM

Comments:

I really hope this movie will find a way to come out available to be seen(better to be bought )

any 007 with a micro-camera hidden in the glasses?


Claudia 
9/25/05 at 07:55 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Vicki and others in the LA area.....here's your chance to see The Search for John Gissing

 

2005 Westwood International Film Festival

 

Who knows....maybe another round of film festivals will produce a buyer.

 


Hikity 
9/25/05 at 06:34 AM

What is your location? at home

Comments:

INTJ, I thought this video was no more available on the internet - what a great find, 1000 thanks for it . I love the CD


Barbara 
9/25/05 at 06:05 AM

What is your location? New Zealand

Comments:

Off topic.Aren't sons wonderful sometimes, Dee? That was so sweet of him. My son camped out overnight at Heathrow so that he could meet our 5.30 am flight. Hope your son is settling in at Navy College Elaine.


Laura 
9/25/05 at 03:29 AM

Comments:

INTJ, I adore you, thank you very much for the video!


Laura


Elaine 
9/25/05 at 03:21 AM

Comments:

Had a long long kip so feel a bit better now.

 

Dee, what are elephant ears?  Elephant Veerrry eeenteresting. We have a sort of a street fair this week, too. Mainly just a fair and a long street of market traders but the first day of St Matthew's Fair involves the trading of farm animals! That was a nice gesture by your son. I think writing to AR involves quite a bit of "pot luck".

 

We had one day off on this 2 week camp and we spent most of that in a fruitless effort to take over some accommodation. Just managed to sweep back into the city for the Ghost Walk Ghostand a nice meal. We sneaked in on Friday night and Betty's was still open but "heaving" so I've decided to go back for a couple of days later on in the year. "Borders" was open too and I finally bought "Jonathon Strange & Dr Norrell" for a bargain price, only to leave it in the restaurant! I WILL read it one day. We finally got our Gulf Medals though. Only 2 years late for us on Telic 3, nearly 3 years for the guys on Telic 1. That's the Army for you.

 

Anyone heard if "Snowcake" is nearing the end of post-production? It's gone a bit quiet in that department. I've got my Chelsea tickets, too. I can feel some negotiating coming on. I love those sandals he's wearing in the "toes" pic. Spanish? Looks like he's been on the gym circuit in that pic, too. I've said it before, 59 year old men are not supposed to look that good!!

  


Claudia 
9/24/05 at 08:38 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  Thank you, INTJ!  Since that one was embedded into Flash, it was a bit trickier, wasn't it? 


INTJ 
9/24/05 at 08:11 PM

Comments:

 

Hi all! Snagged another video. This clip is the promotional documentary on "When Love Speaks" (AVI file, 13.5 MB):

 

http://s53.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0IORZ1LVGFLN0GFWIWUAFDJ20

 

Oh, and Happy Belated Birthday to all the birthday girls!!! 

 

 


sue 
9/24/05 at 06:10 PM

Comments:

Dee - a kip is slang for a sleep

My slang dictionary says its from the noun kip meaning bed and is quoted as far back as 1889


Hikity 
9/24/05 at 04:32 PM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

Dee, that sounds even better than our street fair which is taking place at the very moment....we don't have tenderloins as big as a head and no parades, I am afraid...so we enjoy and think at each other with a candy floss (or cotton candy for you?) in our hand

Nighty night everybody


Dee 
9/24/05 at 04:14 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Welcome back, Elaine! Since everyone is asking questions: What's a "kip"? *rubbing hands together in gleeful anticipation*

 

My son just handed me a letter. The sweet boy wrote to AR to get me an autograph (yes, the same child that ruined all my Harry Potter DVDs). Unfortunately, all he got was a nice note from Melanie Parker - no photo or autograph. If you're curious, here's part of the note:

 

"Thank you for your letter to Alan Rickman. I will of course pass it on to Mr. Rickman at the earliest opportunity but sadly he is unable to send an autograph as requested. Mr. Rickman is currently in Spain filming "Perfume" and is likely to be away for some time. I am sorry to send disappointing news but hope you understand that it is extremely difficult to fulfill the many requests while Mr. Rickman is abroad for such long periods of time..."

 

Sigh...Oh well. Disappointing, but I'm basking in my son's thoughtful attempt!

 

OT: Today is the last day of our town's only brush with fame: the "Bluffton Street Fair - the worlds largest free street fair!". Each September, they close down the entire town for a week (including detouring the state highway) and fill the streets with food booths, carnival games & rides, arts & crafts, county music bands, and parades. It ain't no 5-star restaurant in Barcelona, but could I tempt AR to come and share a breaded tenderloin sandwich "the size of your head", a crispy elephant ear, a zum stick and a lemon shake up? Then we could head over to "Art's Stagger Inn" and dance the night away! *snicker* You probably think I'm joking, but it's all true. Welcome to a big night in Indiana!


Juliet 
9/24/05 at 04:10 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

There is a Betty's in Harrogate too, the original one, I think.

Sue, I emailed you before coming on here, hope you're feeling better, I recommend hot rum toddies all round.


Alanfan 
9/24/05 at 02:45 PM

What is your location? E Yorkshire

Comments:

Betty's is a to die for tea-room in york. Really 'olde worlde'. It's ages since I've been, but once been never forgoten.


Hikity 
9/24/05 at 02:33 PM

Comments:

Elaine, I am curious, who or what is Betty's in York? And did you meet Sir Nearly Headless Nick?


Claudia 
9/24/05 at 02:22 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 I knew it!  If there's a ghost around...Elaine is going to search him/her out! 

 

 

 


Elaine 
9/24/05 at 01:44 PM

Comments:

Thanks for the pumpkin, sue. Hope my allotment ones are HUGE! I'll be down to see them amidst the weeds tomorrow.

Went to Queen Elizabeth Barracks just outside York. I love York and I must admit, did not have time to search properly. Perhaps the York council frown on such things as it is such a lovely old city! I did not even have time to go to Betty's - Aaagh! But did go on a ghost tour!


sue 
9/24/05 at 01:30 PM

Comments:

Welcome back Elaine! (Have a pumpkin)


Hikity 
9/24/05 at 01:29 PM

What is your location? me again

Comments:

Chalebh, I have sent you a mail


Hikity 
9/24/05 at 01:27 PM

What is your location? Germany, Kirmes

Comments:

Chalebh, Thanks a lot for the great caps  - while in L you might tell me what I need (for my PC) to produce such caps, if you don't mind, of course

What a pity, Sue, hope you get better very quickly


Sabine 
9/24/05 at 01:12 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Welcome back Elaine and thanks for the birthday wishes!


Juliet 
9/24/05 at 01:06 PM

What is your location? UK-West Yorkshire

Comments:

Alanfan, I'm with you, Elaine you must have gone to the wrong bit, we have at least one internet cafe in Huddersfield and Leeds is crawling with them.


Alanfan 
9/24/05 at 12:59 PM

What is your location? E Yorkshire

Comments:

Where ever did you go in Yorkshire Elaine? We have Internet cafe's where I live, well in the city near where I live.


Claudia 
9/24/05 at 12:40 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

YAY!!! Welcome back, Elaine!  We've missed you!

 

 


Elaine 
9/24/05 at 12:22 PM

What is your location? back home again

Comments:

Hi all! Just got back from "oop north" and I am well and truly "kna**ered". We have not had a minute to ourselves and Internet Cafes do not seem to have reached Yorkshire yet so I'm really glad to be back with you all again.

Just flicked through 12 pages of news! Lovely new pics! Toes......mmmmm. And the wig isn't as bad as I feared. Definitely a "fat" suit, though, a la ET. Lovely vids - Claudia, you've been very busy!!

Brilliant to finally see a Snape pic from GoF. He looks even better than in PoA. Can't wait for Film no 6!!!

Happy belated birthdays to Laurie (will email you later), Sabine and Suzy Q! Hope you had a marvellous time!

Have not been through my post yet but I hope my tickets are in there somewhere. I hope my off duty allows me to go!

I'm off for a kip now. Catch you later when I'm refreshed!


sue 
9/24/05 at 11:24 AM

Comments:

Not too bad Claudia, thanks. My son was off school with bad throat and cold yesterday. I think I am getting the throat. I would have gone if it was just that but my stomach didn't feel great either and I really didn't want to risk a train journey then a theatre seat feeling I need to rush to the loo, and of course the more I worried about it the worse it felt!!

Oh well, I'm sure Kev got along fine without me


Claudia 
9/24/05 at 10:32 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Sue, you must be feeling really bad if you don't want to go to see KS.   Get to feeling better soon.

 

 

Personally speaking Chalebh, I don't think one can ever get to carried away when pics of AR are concerned!    They are niiiiice, thanks for sharing them with us. 

 

 


Lauren  
9/24/05 at 10:31 AM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

Comments:
Chalebh: those are great shots! I wish we could all see this movie! I made an LJ icon of the one scene and have been using it frequently because it makes me laugh.



hehe

Laura 
9/24/05 at 09:15 AM

Comments:
they're beautiful, Chalebh!
Chalebh 
9/24/05 at 09:10 AM

What is your location? at home

Comments:

Well, I got carried away (in a way).

 

Here are a couple of screen shots from the John Gissing clip.

 

                                                                                                                                                              

 LG Chalebh

 


sue 
9/24/05 at 06:58 AM

Comments:

ANYBODY IN LONDON WHO WANTS TO SEE KEVIN SPACEY  FREE IN RICHARD II THIS AFTERNOON AT THE OLD VIC 2.30pm EMAIL ME NOW AT suedotlockeatgmaildotcom

Feeling sick and can't go and they won't alter tix


Bluebeatbabe 
9/24/05 at 05:29 AM

What is your location? Sheffield-UK

Comments:

Jules,

 

Thanks for the heads-up on 'Close My Eyes' Channel 4 Sunday... I have n't yet acquired this in my Rickman collection so I will set the video ... Gosh it's a very late viewing... after midnight ... anyway, nice to see our man on tv at any time!

 

 

Belated Happy Birthday Suzy Q... who has all the birthday records... Claudia ?

September is a busy month but I know one which will be even BUSIER ... now let me see... what's happening in February ?

 


Hikity 
9/24/05 at 04:43 AM

Comments:

Morning ladies,

before I get back to my desk, a big thank you to Laura (I saved all three as kind of icons) and for the sweet one from you, Dee - gorgeous man, no doubt here

And BTW, another huge thankyou for that great Snape-on-broom pic from Nadège (that's my favorite Snape now...) - these buttons, wonderful


Claudia 
9/23/05 at 08:07 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh Dee, that's so cute!  I know when she sees it, she will adore it. 

 


Pam 
9/23/05 at 07:51 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Suzy Q
HAPPY     BIRTHDAY!!!!!!   Thanks for all the fun things you always give to us.
All the best today and for the following year...Have fun-Paml.



Dee 
9/23/05 at 07:23 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Since we're all impressed with AR's choice of t-shirts, thought I'd design one for the birthday girl! Hope you've had a great day, Suzy Q!


Sabine 
9/23/05 at 07:10 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks Marlina and Juliet!  :-)


Juliet 
9/23/05 at 06:41 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Sabine and Suzy Q, 2 special birthday gals.


Jules 
9/23/05 at 06:24 PM

What is your location? England

Comments:

For all those in the UK, Close My Eyes is on Channel 4 on Sunday at 12.35 am.  I have the DVD but I still will watch.  It's good to see Alan on TV - a rare occasion these days.

I'm looking forward to watching Elizabeth I.  Love my period dramas.


Marlina 
9/23/05 at 05:56 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

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

Comments:

Wee.. It's indeed a birthday month

 

Happy Belated Birthday Sabine

and

Happy Birthday SuzyQ

 

Susan CA, I envy you

 

Ali-Pat~ Thank you once again

 

Love you All!


Sabine 
9/23/05 at 05:04 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Happy Birthday, Suzy! 

 


AFNH 
9/23/05 at 05:00 PM

Comments:
Happy Birthday, Suzy Q. Many thanks for your great contributions!

Yes Elizabeth I looks very good, but I heard about the graphic hanging, drawing and quartering too. Hope I've had by tea by then!
Laura 
9/23/05 at 03:01 PM

Comments:


Laura 
9/23/05 at 02:58 PM

Comments:

 

sorry if they're already seen, I found them new


Laura 
9/23/05 at 02:57 PM

Comments:


Susan CA 
9/23/05 at 01:57 PM

Comments:
Sorry for the delay in answering, Claudia. But here are my recollections of the AR films we saw at the New York library last June.

The films are of much higher quality than either those available on the Internet (clarity, length, closeups, camera work) or the PL version for sale on e-Bay (PL here is a fully professional version, complete, clear, shot at a reasonable height and distance, and done by someone who knew the play and where to put the camera; it was filmed during a better performance, too).

The four (the library calls them three clips, but there are four scenes) LLD clips are from the New York production with Suzanne Burden. I have never seen AR so totally and devastatingly sexy as he is in these clips.

1--"I can see I will have to tell you everything" from Act 1, but beginning three pages earlier than on the Hampton interview film and going on a little longer; it is a different film and probably a different performance.

2--"Parting" from Tourvel in Act I.

3--Bringing LD up to date on the seduction: "One does not applaud the
tenor for clearing his throat." This is the same scene as in the Tonys clip, but, I think, a different and better filming and performing of it. Much closer camera work, as I remember.

4--Writing the letter to Tourvel using the courtesan's back as his desk.

I have bought copies of the play from Samuel French (a cheap acting edition) and from ABE (or maybe it was Alibris), the book club edition with the photographs. It's sensational, and you can imagine AR in every moment of it. How dreadful that the film is lost!



Claudia 
9/23/05 at 01:21 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh that's great news, Emily!  BBC and HBO have been teaming up quite a bit lately and I've enjoyed every minute of it so far.  Now there's Elizabeth I to look forward to. 

 


Lucy 
9/23/05 at 12:52 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Leanne: Thanks for clarifying that.  I don't know much about the Beeb, really!  And thanks for your kind offer of taping it off.  I would take you up on that, but I don't have a VCR that plays the PAL format.

It's a good reason to look for one, though...


Emily 
9/23/05 at 11:45 AM

Comments:

To Lucy and all who were talking about the BBC production of "Elizabeth I" with Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons --  This is a co-production with HBO in the US, and it will air here. Not sure if it's going to be 2005 or 06 (probably 06).  But if you dont subscribe to HBO, now might be a good time!  Some of us Anglophiles have been watching "Rome" on HBO, with Ciaran Hinds, James Purefoy and two of AR's leading ladies, Polly Walker (very naughty!) and Lindsay Duncan. And Ricky Gervais's "Extras" is starting Sunday night.

 


Ricky 
9/23/05 at 11:04 AM

What is your location? Austria

Comments:

Happy Birthday, Suzy Q!

 

And think you for the lovely photos, Daydreamer and Sue!

 

RIcky

 

 


RickiNicki 
9/23/05 at 09:09 AM

What is your location? back to London

Comments:

Hey ladies,

 

thank you ver much for the new Perfume pics. And AR with the wig... he only looks older with it. And it's not too bad, is it? I mean it could have been worse. LOL

 

Happy Birthday, SuzyQ!!! Have a wonderfull day!

 


Laurie 
9/23/05 at 08:55 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUZY Q! HAVE A GREAT DAY

 

 


Hikity 
9/23/05 at 08:50 AM

What is your location? Haan, sunny

Comments:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU SUZY Q - HAVE A LOVELY DAY   (this guy doesn't look like me...I have long hair, )

 

That T-Shirt is something! I would like to be a plane...well, may be I am going to tell him if I see him in November that his choice of T-shirts is a constant source of reflections and comments for us here...If we ever have a chance to talk to him...


Leanne 
9/23/05 at 08:39 AM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

Lucy  Elizabeth is on channel 4 in the UK, not BBC 4

If you like, I could tape it for you?

Let me know.

Leanne

-x-


Laura 
9/23/05 at 08:19 AM

Comments:

thank you, Daydreamer and Sue for the photos, I love the new one!

Happy birthday SuzyQ


Lucy 
9/23/05 at 08:17 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Happy Birthday, Suzy Q!

I've got to go vacuum my living room and have "those" kinds of thoughts.

(but not about vacuuming, of course...)


Alfan 
9/23/05 at 08:07 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

I am off to work right now and then off to a football game so to all my friends down south.

 

 GOOD LUCK AND STAY SAFE WITH HURRICANE RITA ON THE WAY!!!!!!!


Claudia 
9/23/05 at 07:46 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 I'm surprised that Nigel Harmon is ahead of Hugh Grant.  Surprised but quite happy about it!  I just threw NH a vote too.  LOL

 

TGIF, everybody!!!!! 

 

If we have anyone here in Rita's path....please take special care of yourselves over the next 24-48 hours! 

 

 


sue 
9/23/05 at 06:45 AM

Comments:

Must be the birthday season!!

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUZY Q

 

Just checked out the Hello poll and Nigel Harman is 300 ahead of Eww Grant which is good news!! So I gave Nigel a quick vote just for luck!:rofl


Claudia 
9/23/05 at 06:42 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Happy birthday to SuzyQ!!  Have a wonderful AR kind of day, Suzy!

 

Thanks for the new pics, Sue. The second one is very nice! 

 

  Is it ever to early to have "those kind of thoughts"? 

Thanks for the head's up on the new production of Elizabeth, Lucy.  I hope it will make its way over here too and with Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons in it, that is a good possibility.

 


Sabine 
9/23/05 at 06:23 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Pam and Vicki: thank you, ladies!  :-)


Lucy 
9/23/05 at 06:02 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
I've been up since 1 AM.  It's not-so-early for me!

sue 
9/23/05 at 05:50 AM

Comments:
Lucy, it's very early in the morning for you to be having thoughts like that!!! 
Lucy 
9/23/05 at 05:39 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Sue: I don't want to see the drawing and quartering, but if it's Mr. Irons, I wouldn't mind seeing the "hanging."  Bad Lucy.

sue 
9/23/05 at 05:34 AM

Comments:

Maybe you'll get to see it one day Lucy! Apparently the hanging, drawing and quartering is going to be very graphic so I might have to hide behind the sofa!

 

A couple of the recent Perfume presscall shots in bigger quality:

 

 

 

Second one is nice.

 


Lucy 
9/23/05 at 03:52 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Sabine: You're quite welcome!

I just heard there was to be a drama about Elizabeth I on BBC 4 starring Helen Mirren as Elizabeth, Ian McKellan (sp?) as William Cecil, Lord Burghley and the delectible Jeremy Irons as Robert [Studly] Dudley, Earl of Leicester! SQUEEEEEE!

Why, oh, why, must I live in the backwaters of the States?  I wanna see this.  Waah. (OK, I'll straighten up and stop whining now.)


Vicki 
9/22/05 at 11:55 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Oh, I'm not too late to wish Sabine a  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

It's still your day on the west coast!

 

Sounds like AR is having a wonderful time in Spain.  I can't wait to see this movie.  We've got such a great group here that keeps their eyes open for the latest pics!  This GB is so much fun!

 

I hope that if there's any of our GB members on the gulf coast in Texas and Louisiana that you are safe tonight and out of harm's way from Rita....We'll be thinking of you all weekend. 


Pam 
9/22/05 at 10:56 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Sabine-HAPPY BIRTHDAy! May you have a fun year ahead..
we lost our phone service here last Tuesday morning and finally got it resumed this afternoon (no internet either!!!) so am off to catch up with all the latest AR information.
looks like good reading-have a good one-Pam


Sabine 
9/22/05 at 10:10 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks, Dee!  Yes, I did have a great day, but now my books are calling.... *sigh*

 

And I ain't tellin' Sev how old I am!  LOL


Dee 
9/22/05 at 09:14 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

I wanted to see AR's t-shirt in that new photo up close (and see if he's winking, or what!), so I tried to tweak it a bit in Photoshop. But, it's too glitchy for me. Sigh...

 

Happy birthday, Sabine!

 


 Hope you had a great day!


Sabine 
9/22/05 at 06:55 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Peekabooh: thank you!

 

Alba: Gracias!

 

Bluebeatbabe: thanks!  Yeah, I'm ...... 21!  LOL


Claudia 
9/22/05 at 05:53 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

To add to Susan, CA's message. The tape of LLD is not a complete performance either.  I've heard that it is a bit more than the footage seen on the Joan Bakewell interview of Chris Hampton but not much more.  Susan, can you give us a little run down as to what is on the tape? 

 

Also, there is a full and complete pristine performance of Private Lives archived there as well. 

 

 


Bluebeatbabe 
9/22/05 at 05:52 PM

What is your location? Sheffield- UK

Comments:

Sabine,

 

Happy Happy Birthday !

Are ya 21 yet ? or 21 ... again!

Wishing you  a lovely day and lots of Alan !

 

Daydreamer- thanks so much for that beauty from Girona !, Oh !... he.e...looks so.o...o....o... GOOD!

 

Love the tee shirt  but not quite so much as the MAN wearing it !!!

 

 


Susan CA 
9/22/05 at 05:31 PM

Comments:
Ali-Pat, our experience last summer with the NYC public library filmed drama archives at Lincoln Center was a bit trickier than that.  We had to join the library, writing out the purpose of our research project.  We had to make an appointment to see the films.  We had to give up our purses, etc.,  sign in with two forms of identification and a letter addressed to one of us by a government agency (we hadn't been warned about this part and just were lucky), we had to write out the purpose of our research again and sign it before another witness.  We could replay bits of the tapes but once through with a tape we could not go back to it.  Ever.  And we were searched on the way out.  It was entirely, 100% worth it, but it wasn't easy to do.  I'm glad they protect there irreplaceable films so carefully, but--wow!

Alba 
9/22/05 at 05:06 PM

Comments:
Claudia, just saw your post below all the best wishes for Sabine. First, I must add mine...FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS SABINE!!!!

El Bulli was worth it for the experience and to say I've been there, but I've had many better meals. I probably could get another reservation, but it would have to work the other way around. So, have AR give me a call ;-)


Peekabooh 
9/22/05 at 04:47 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
Sabine, have a lovely Birthday!

Hikity, you´ve got mail, sweetie.


Ali-Pat 
9/22/05 at 04:47 PM

What is your location? wasting more time in front of the PC

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

Comments:

Hikity, anyone can see the LLD tape at the Lincoln Center Library (AKA The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts) if they present themselves as a researcher and agree to follow certain archival procedures.  Same goes for most archives and rare book libraries--just behave yourself and you can look at practically anything they have.

 

Ness, you were wondering about Rex Doyle's Staging Youth Theatre?  Alan did indeed write the Foreword, and here it is:

 

I first met and worked with Rex Doyle at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, when he directed me in his own play about the life of the great dancer, Nijinsky. 

           

Everything that makes Rex such a fine director and teacher was evident in that production.  Meticulous research and great leaps of imagination.  But perhaps most importantly it was a production that was guided at all times by Rex’s openness and generosity towards the actors and his boundless gift for encouragement.  And it was fun.  The rehearsal room was by definition a market place for common sense, fleeting instincts and mad ideas. 

 

This excellent book is fed by exactly the same balance of the creative and the practical.  Whether you need information on fund-raising, auditioning, running a rehearsal or making a prop, it is all here.

 

Youth Theatre continues to prove its worth not only in training young actors, directors and technicians, but also in developing the confidence and self-esteem of young people in a much wider sense.  Dedicated youth leaders will benefit hugely from the guidance and inspiration which this book offers in abundance.

 

And I agree with Alan that the book is excellent.

 


Claudia 
9/22/05 at 04:43 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks for the link and translation, Alba!     Finally a mention of Snow Cake.  YAY!!!


Alba 
9/22/05 at 04:31 PM

Comments:
Oh, after reading that again, I'm guessing sinister refers to the characters and not AR himself (although it doesn't say that).
Claudia 
9/22/05 at 04:24 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 Daydreamer!  Thanks for the new pic.

 


Sabine 
9/22/05 at 04:23 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks, Daydreamer!  :-)

 

Hikity: sounds like fun!  Wish I could be there...  :-)


Alba 
9/22/05 at 04:22 PM

Comments:
Thanks, Daydreamer, I was just coming to post the link: Diari de Girona, click on 'Cultura' and 'Un model d´actor polifacètic'.

The article is a summary of AR's career...nothing new...winds up saying he has two new films coming out Snow Cake and Goblet of Fire. The last paragraph says: 'Meanwhile, Rickman hasn't stopped smiling and consulting travel guides about Girona, making true the addage that the most sinister looking actors are, at times, the most accessible.'


Daydreamer 
9/22/05 at 04:14 PM

Comments:
and Sabine!
Daydreamer 
9/22/05 at 04:09 PM

Comments:
New AR picture from Girona!

http://hallospacegirl.proboards27.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=1127397459&page=1
Hikity 
9/22/05 at 04:07 PM

Comments:

Sabine, Düsseldorf is over - I haven't been there for ages..BUT from Saturday to Tuesday ganz Haan tobt: Haaner Kirmes = biggest one in the Bergische Land, companies closed on Monday, everybody meets (schoolmates of any age till 100 ), streets closed, latest whatever it's called in English (crazy Fahrgeräte except the roller coaster - no place anymore , dancing

and my daughter just went to watch the workes install everything ...big excitement here, last not least the fireworks on Tuesday night and back to normality.


Sabine 
9/22/05 at 03:34 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ness: thank you for your birthday wishes.

 

Gourmet-gourmand Hikity:  Thank you vielmals!  I wish I could go to the Kirmes....  Is it the one in D'dorf or is that one over already?  Anyway, have fun!


Hikity 
9/22/05 at 03:17 PM

Comments:

NESS; Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of Shakespeare,

here is one link: http://www.stratford-upon-avon.co.uk/


Ness  
9/22/05 at 03:06 PM

What is your location? Tampa, FL USA

Comments:

Thanks for clearing that up, Susan.  It's sad about RSC not having a copy of LLD.  If anyone should have had one it was them.  The copy I knew about was the one housed in the NY public library system somewhere, but I haven't done any contactiing of them to see if it's been lost or not.  I thought I had heard that somewhere in the UK there was a copy as well.  I wanna say the name of the place is something like Stratford, but I don't know if that's even a real place or where in that place it would be.   My email is fvnesscafe@ yahoo.com.  Thanks for helping me.  All you guys are just so wonderful!


Susan CA 
9/22/05 at 02:55 PM

Comments:
Ness--I'm afraid I caused the confusion about Lincoln Center and LLD. They have about ten minutes of fabulous clips, but not the whole thing. (I was there this summer and saw what they had, which includes all of Private Lives.) To make things worse, I got a letter this morning from the library that houses the RSC archives; they say they know of no filmed copy of that production of LLD anywhere.  I am so sorry.

On the other hand, I do have the introduction AR wrote that you asked about. I'll email it to you, if you send me your address.



Hikity 
9/22/05 at 02:38 PM

What is your location? Germany, Kirmes is approaching

Comments:

Dearest Sabine, oder liebste Sabine,

 

A REALLY GREAT HAPPY BIRTHDAY - LOT'S OF PRESENTS - MAY YOUR MOST SECRET WISHES COME TRUE IN DEINEM NEUEN LEBENSJAHR

 

Yours gourmet-gourmand Hikity

 

Ali-Pat, when can WE all see it??

 

Ness, yes I have known for a long time...

 

Lucy, ts, ts, ts, ts, ts, ts, ts (

BTW, can anybody tell me again, when the premiere is supposed to take place in London?? Was it on 8 November? I mean the one, where our Man comes to sign for all the children...not the actual film start, Tks in advance

 

 


Ness 
9/22/05 at 02:23 PM

What is your location? Tampa, FL USA

Comments:

Hey Everyone!

 

A happy, happy birthday to you, Sabine!

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Ali-Pat, how did you find out that it had been viewed recently?  Who do you call to ask about this stuff?  Is the Lincoln Center part of the New York Library system?

 

Claudia, I actually found out that my problem w/ capturing is due to hardware acceleration settings in my players.  I fixed the one in Windows Media Player (since I use it most), so now I can take screencaps when I want.

 

Laura, you are such a doll!     I don't think I have the "Stamp R Sist" key though.  I wonder if it's because I have a laptop...  Hmm...  At any rate I really appreciate all you did to help me and I really appreciate the pic!  How cool are you!

 

Does anyone know anything about Alan writing a forward for a book?  I was pittering on the New York library site and found this:  http://leopac3.nypl.org/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=112740A9662WD.1449&profile=dial--3&uri=search=TW~!Staging%20youth%20theatre%20/%20%20&term=Staging%20youth%20theatre%20/%20%20&aspect=basic&menu=search&source=~!dial#focus

It's a book called Staging Youth Theatre by Rex Doyle.


Claudia 
9/22/05 at 01:59 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I hope your day is going grrrrreat, Sabine!!!

 

OT, I know but I've been meaning to mention this.  I saw Sea of Souls last Monday and I really like it!  I really didn't doubt that I would with Bill Paterson heading up the cast but the show was really good.  And the little boy that played Joe was fantastic!

 

Now I see starting September 30, BBC-A will be airing a show starring the brilliant Anna Massey called The Robinsons!  I tell you what, BBC-A will go dry for two or three months airing the same old stuff over and over and then all of a sudden its like they come to life again with really good shows. 

 

 


Sabine 
9/22/05 at 01:47 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Laurie, sue, Leanne, Lauren, SARF: thanks ladies for all the good wishes!

 

RickiNicki: and a hug back to you!  :-)

 

Lucy: thanks, and I love the AR pic!

 

AFNH: thanks!  Maybe I'll try out your genie... I'll let you know what happens.  *grin*

 

You guys are wonderful!!!!!


Lucy 
9/22/05 at 01:44 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Leanne: Here is a place that carries Snape's wand.

Unless you mean...erm...never mind...


Claudia 
9/22/05 at 01:03 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Awww, how adorable, AFNH!  It would be wonderful if AR's face could be imposed on that genie's head! 

 

 


AFNH 
9/22/05 at 12:35 PM

Comments:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SABINE! May all your AR wishes come true!

 

I have a feeling Snape's Wand is going to be very popular **snorfle**....


SARF 
9/22/05 at 10:51 AM

What is your location? NZ

Comments:

Oooohhh!

Happy Birthday Sabine!

 

 

Also - thanks to everyone who has posted pics or news or anything in the past couple of days. I've really envjoyed reading through everything!


Lauren  
9/22/05 at 10:50 AM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA

Comments:
Happy Birthday Sabine!

Hehe

Alan's sexiness definitely "goes to 11"


Lucy 
9/22/05 at 09:59 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Sue: Hee!  I just thought he was a perfect 10.

sue 
9/22/05 at 09:52 AM

Comments:

Very good Lucy, but shouldn't that be a Spinal Tap-type 11??


Leanne 
9/22/05 at 09:40 AM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

here is another one I thought you might like!

 

 

 

By the way, i managed to get a snape wand from nobles on ebay! YAY!

Leanne

-x-


Lucy 
9/22/05 at 09:18 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Happy Birthday, Sabine!

And here's a giggle:

Image hosted by Photobucket.com
Leanne 
9/22/05 at 08:14 AM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

Thanks Ali pat but they only ship to US or Canada!

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SABINE!


sue 
9/22/05 at 08:06 AM

Comments:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SABINE


RickiNicki 
9/22/05 at 08:02 AM

What is your location? work

Comments:

animated gif

 

Happy Birthday

liebe Sabine!

Have a wonderful day!

Consider yourself as hugged!

 

 


Ali-Pat 
9/22/05 at 07:58 AM

What is your location? breakfasting on non-threatening foods

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

Comments:

Leanne, you can order your very own Snape's Wand here (The Noble Collection), but you are in for a bit of a wait.

 

Good news about the LLD tape at the Lincoln Center!  Apparently the rumor I heard two years ago about it being missing is false.  It has been viewed recently and is in good order.


Claudia 
9/22/05 at 07:55 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thank you, Laura!  I thought it might be the Italian equivalent of the "Print Screen" key but wanted to make sure. 

 

Before I found PrintKey2000, I tried using the PS key and Paint Shop to do screen caps from streaming video but it never worked for me.  The cap I'd paste was black.  Maybe it will work for Ness. 

 

Alba!  I've been meaning to ask you more about El Bulli.  Was the effort and money worth the meal and experience?  Maybe your friend of a friend of a friend could arrange something for The Man.  I'm sure if a reservation could be had, the restaurant would know how to get in touch with him. 

 

I'm also still working on blowing up that sign that AR was holding in Senorita L's pic but so far I haven't had a whole lot of luck. 

       

 

 


Laurie 
9/22/05 at 07:54 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Happy Birthday Sabine! Hope you have a wonderful day


Sabine 
9/22/05 at 07:37 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Claudia and Laura: Thank you!  :-)


Laura 
9/22/05 at 07:35 AM

Comments:

Happy birthday from me too!

 

here Stamp R Sist, I don't now how to explain


Claudia 
9/22/05 at 07:32 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

I'm wishing Dr. (to be) Sabine a very happy wonderful AR kind of birthday!!! 


Leanne 
9/22/05 at 07:25 AM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

where oh where oh where oh where can i get snapes wand????????????

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

please  somebody tell me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

thanks

leanne

-x-


Marlina  
9/22/05 at 06:07 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

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

Comments:

"an unusually large response"

 

I'm not really suprise because it's Snape's = Alan Rickman's wand.

But i really find it amusing.

 

Thank you so much Nadege for that picture.

 

And I'm in the middle of downloading the HP behind the scene.

(I use dial-up, so.. u know..)

 

 you're all brilliant ladies and gentleman if there's any


Vicki 
9/21/05 at 11:40 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Oh, a million thanks, Claudia!!!  You're the greatest!

 

Woo-Hooo! 


INTJ 
9/21/05 at 09:50 PM

Comments:

 

Ali-Pat, thankyouthankyouthankyou for clearing that up! For some inexplicable reason I was labouring under the impression that BOTH tapes had been stolen. Boy, am I ever so glad I was wrong!!

 

Thanks so much again, Ali-Pat, you've taken a great load off my mind!

 

 


Ali-Pat 
9/21/05 at 08:41 PM

Comments:

That was supposed to say "my Snape's Wand order".  (Mine!  Mine!)


Ali-Pat 
9/21/05 at 07:45 PM

What is your location? inching closer to the couch

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

Comments:

It looks like The Noble Collection has a runaway bestseller on their hands.  I just got notification that the delivery date for Snape's Wand order has been pushed back to November 30 because of "an unusually large response".

 

Sue thank you ever so much for the information about the Shakespeare CD. 

 

INTJ--So far as I know the LLD tape has been stolen from the archives at Lincoln Center in NYC.  I haven't heard anything about the London one being stolen.

 

As for the costume/wig photos from the set of Perfume, I think I will reserve judgement except to say it is not my favorite AR look so far!  I am also beginning to understand why he usually refuses to wear a wig.


Claudia 
9/21/05 at 06:45 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Here ya go Vicki.

Goblet of Fire--Behind the Scenes

 

Laurie emailed me with a link to Goddess Giveaway Sweepstakes for all of you that are interested.  The grand prize is a trip for 2 for 4 days in London.  I don't know about yall, but I enter every London/Ireland/Scotland sweepstakes I find.  Thanks Laurie! 

 

 


Vicki 
9/21/05 at 05:58 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

There is a 2 1/2 minute "behind the scenes" video from Goblet of Fire here

 

Since all I have is a clunky dial-up, I'm only able to see just a couple of frames of video and just audio.  Could one of you extra clever girls maybe capture this video for us poor, unfortunates who are unable to view it properly?  I would be most grateful! 

 

Ummm....not sure what to think of that Perfume costume.  Let's just say, I've seen him in better looking period clothes.  Oh, well...I'm sure once I've seen him in action, I'll forget all about the costume. 

 

Damn, that Search for John Gissing looks like a good film.  Now, what is the backstory on that?  It was only shown at a film festival?  Or was it released in the UK?  Why wouldn't the film's financial backers try to earn a little more money by releasing it on DVD?  Unless there's issues like too much money to spend on music clearances or something like that, I just can't see why they wouldn't do it? 


Dee 
9/21/05 at 03:06 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Opps! Sorry Emily! It is Ness who posted the goals to visit Ireland & England and to see AR in a play. Oh well...when our dreams come true, you can come along too!


Nadège 
9/21/05 at 02:45 PM

What is your location? France

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

Comments:

 

Hikity we do not see the face but that it is beautiful in the shadow and the similar landscape!!!

He has so charisma that we see him a star which shines at night black!! She is beautiful this photo!! Find you not??

 

Annick left me an address with a photo of Snape I put it on the album here is the address:

 

http://photobucket.com/albums/v641/ARDLHGB/?action=view&current=Snape39.jpg

 

See You Later


Hikity 
9/21/05 at 02:32 PM

Comments:

Hi, Nadège, No 29 is really a great one  his face is priceless

 


Nadège 
9/21/05 at 02:21 PM

What is your location? France

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

Comments:

 

Hello Girls!!

 

I found three addresses with photos of our dear and soft Alan:

 

http://www.andreasneubauer.com/international/international22.html

 

http://www.andreasneubauer.com/international/international29.html

 

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

 

 

Claudia thank you for Alan's photos in suit of time!! He is cracking!!

 

Aurora, merci du message dans mon livre d'or!! L'interview d'Alan, Hikity l'a trouvé sur un autre blog qui était dans mes liens!! Je n'ai fait que proposer la liaison avec une traduction un peu bancale!!lol!!

 

See you later

 


Marlina  
9/21/05 at 01:15 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

Hello all, like usual just drop in to say hello

 

Thank you Claudia, he sure look good in that wig and about the Geoge Wahington look, got no comment! Hikity go! contact that TT site!

 

And thank you for another new stuff I really appreciate it.

 

Love you All!


Hikity 
9/21/05 at 01:04 PM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

BTW, thanks, too. for notifying the Shakespeare CD. I odered it via amazon - is even a bit cheaper

Marlina, pls check UK and German amazon for AR-movies, I didn't pay much for Mesmer.


Emily 
9/21/05 at 01:04 PM

Comments:

Dee, those are not my goals.


Dee 
9/21/05 at 01:00 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Red Tango -- Loved the new additions! My favorite - the Mesmur "flash"! I laughed til I cried!

 

Claudia - Thanks for the Perfume photos! I think the costume is a bit disappointing -- they are certainly are not dressing AR to take advantage of his natural sex appeal -- but he looks like he's having a good time.

 

Sue - I never thought of it before, but you're right. "Not yet 40" is considered young now, but back then people died of "old age" in their 50s & 60s. So AR's true age probably evens things out.

 

Ness -- My mind is in the gutter with you! AR's pretty vigorous in my dreams!

 

Emily --

Quote:
I want to visit Ireland and England before I die and I want to see Alan in a play. 
Amazing! We have the same goals! Except, I'd also like to see Scotland. Maybe someday we'll get our dreams!


INTJ 
9/21/05 at 12:50 PM

Comments:

 

Speaking of the video of LLD - 

 

Ness and Emily, I absolutely hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the RSC video collection at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust web site (go to http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/main/3/233 then click on "Non Shakespeare Plays" and you'll get a long list of plays  http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/main/3/235  -- does *NOT* include LLD. 

 

There are rumours that the video of LLD was STOLEN.

 

*wails and sobs uncontrollably*

 

It is SO beyond me how ANYone could be so selfish as to do this and deprive the world and posterity of this once-in-a-millennium production and performance by AR...!!!  Words simply fail me.

 

Does anybody have more recent/detailed info on this?

   


Emily 
9/21/05 at 12:35 PM

Comments:

Ness:  LLD was a RSC production, so I assume it was at least filmed for RSC archiving purposes. Whether it's of professional quality, I have no idea.  There is a clip of LLD on the Download Haven.

 

Sorry, you'll have to count me out of any petition. I think they're ineffective most of the time, since everyone and their brother can make an internet petition about anything.

 

 


sue 
9/21/05 at 12:31 PM

Comments:

Quote:
I think these are worthy and achievable life goals.  Don't you guys think?

Sounds great to me!!:rofl

(But then again I have done them all!LOL!)


Carol 
9/21/05 at 12:26 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:
Thank you, Claudia, for the pics. I do think the wig color suits him. . .and I don't care about the pudge.

He sure is looking good. I simply cannot wait for this film...
Ness 
9/21/05 at 11:59 AM

What is your location? Tampa, FL USA

Comments:

Good Afternoon Everyone!

 

Laura, I don't have a "Stamp R sist" to press.  Is stamp like the shift, alt, or control key?  Well, really it doesn't matter because I fixed the problem.  It turned out to be a problem w/ the hardware acceleration in Windows Media player I was able to fix it.  I can't find the setting in Real Player, but I have no doubt that once I find it, I can fix that one too.  Thanks for trying to help me!  I really appreciate it!

 

Emily, is that for real, about RSC having LLD in their vaults?  OMG!  Wonder who we would have to petition to at least get a cd of that?  I sooooooooo want to see that play w/ Alan.  Actually, I want to see any play w/ Alan.  It's my life goal.  I want to visit Ireland and England before I die and I want to see Alan in a play.  I think these are worthy and achievable life goals.  Don't you guys think?


Emily 
9/21/05 at 11:40 AM

Comments:

I know Claudia -- so excited about hearing AR from 1985!  It makes you wonder what else the RSC is planning to release from the archives. You know they have a video of LLD in the vault ...


Claudia 
9/21/05 at 11:08 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Goodie!!!  Thanks for the information on the new CD, Sue!  I have mine on pre-order now!  Can't wait!  As You Like It, who would have ever thought we would have a chance to at least hear him from that production! 

 

Bluebeatbabe, of course we don't mind BN's address.  Thanks for posting it for Franimal.  We've always tried to help each other out when we have questions so there is no problem whatsoever. 

 

Laura, I'm confused, what is "Stamp R sist"? 

 

I really think that's padding under AR's jacket too.  If you look at the most recent pics of him, you have to know its padding. 

 

 


Emily 
9/21/05 at 10:48 AM

Comments:

Oops - that last thank you goes to Sue.


Emily 
9/21/05 at 10:48 AM

Comments:

Thank you for the track listing info on "Essential Shakespeare". I couldn't find it anywhere, but I had a feeling it was going to be AR doing "All the world's a stage". Yay!


Laura 
9/21/05 at 09:53 AM

Comments:

LOL , pregnant!

I thought of santa claus, with a pillow inder the jacket.

I don't like this look with the wig etc but I'm so happy to see new pics of him that everything is good for me!

thanks again for the photos!


INTJ 
9/21/05 at 09:22 AM

Comments:

 

Claudia, thank you so much for the MASSIVE update to the site (all your incredible and incredibly hard work is truly appreciated!!) and the pics from the Perfume set!!

 

I must admit, the first thing that went through my mind was, "Alan looks pregnant."  Why on earth did they pad out his tummy region??  I don't know whether to laugh or cry - I didn't think Richis was supposed to look like that!  (And I will refrain from commenting on the shoes and George Washington wig...)

 

Anyway, I'm thrilled to see Alan seems to be enjoying himself.  He looks quite happy and relaxed. (Not to mention he looks absolutely hunky in all those new pics where he's out of his Perfume costume.  )


As for the "gourmet" vs. "gourmand" thing - well, considering that El Bulli offers 27!!!-course meals, he needs to be both a gourmet AND a gourmand, right? 

 


Hikity 
9/21/05 at 09:16 AM

What is your location? Germany, sunny, blue sky, wow

Comments:

Claudia, many many thanks for your wonderful update and the new pics of Parfume....very much George Washington. I am going to write that nice guy who is in charge of Tom Tykwer's page and tell him to suggest TT to do a film on GW after Parfume, starring AR - but without that padded pudge, . I let you know his answer....

Laura,  That's him - a great photo, thks a lot for sharing

And thanks for all the other sharings, I am still figuring out whether I am a gourmet or a gourmand. I hate bad food, I think I have a discriminating palate...BUT I love Oktoberfest, Kirmes, parties.


Laura 
9/21/05 at 08:40 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

Ness,

before installing more softwares on your pc, try this way:

pause the video ( or playing it is the same) and push "Stamp R sist"; then open Paint and click "paste": you should get the exact image that were playing when you pushed "Stamp R sist".

 


Bluebeatbabe 
9/21/05 at 06:42 AM

What is your location? Sheffield S.Yorkshire UK

Comments:
Franimal,

Here is the contact address for Bill Nighy-
Bill Nighy,
C/O Markham and Froggatt,
4, Windmill Street,
London , W1 2HZ.

I hope you write to him for your 8 year old son... he seems like a really good bloke ! and ask him for a photograph !

Claudia- hope you don't mind me adding this, but there was no email contact for Franimal to send the requested information.

Love those photo's just in from the Perfume set. I am currently reading the book.. about a 1/4 the way through and Antoine Richis has not appeared ...yet !
Suskind is highly descriptive ... ! and I am enjoying the read... so far...

THANK YOU TO THE EXTRA'S OR FILM CREW WHO SENT THOSE PHOTO'S.. we really appreciate your contribution.

I am sure Alan has been 'padded out' a little in the midriff region... he looks much more sweldt in his tee.shirts ! He suits thr green 'keks '! (trousers, plus fours, pantaloons ..whatever ) and lots of buttons to undo ...Is that a good thing ... ? !!!!

sue 
9/21/05 at 04:44 AM

What is your location? last post for a while I promise

Comments:

Cancel that last statement, it's available from 26th October.


sue 
9/21/05 at 04:40 AM

Comments:

Slope on Suz's GB mentions The Essential Shakespeare Live cd about to be issued by the RSC. She said her latest news blurb from RSC said that Alan was on it.

After a bit of a google I found THIS info.

 

Disc 2

6 As You Like It (featuring Alan Rickman) 11.15

 

Sounds like a great cd with Olivier, Robert Stephens and Patrick Stewart on it! No date of issue yet though!

 


sue 
9/21/05 at 04:32 AM

Comments:

Errr that would be eating not earing! (Damen this blank keyboard!)


sue 
9/21/05 at 04:31 AM

Comments:

Collins Concise Dictionary

 

gourmet:"a person who cultivates a discriminating palate for the enjoyment of good food and drink"

 

gourmand:"person devoted to earing and drinking, esp. to excess"

 

Don't forget this was in the Daily Mail

 

 


Chalebh 
9/21/05 at 02:42 AM

What is your location? in my office

Comments:

Wonderful pictures. But I still don't know if I like how Alan looks like.

 

And with the "gourmand" lapse this reminds me of an radio ad in Germany some years ago. Thomas Gottschalk, a very famous show host in German TV, mixed up the words gourmand and gourmet as well. After airing the first ad, a huge flurry occurred and they had to do the ad again.

But maybe this referring to AR this wasn't a lapse at all?

 

LG Chalebh


Susan CA 
9/20/05 at 07:26 PM

Comments:
Another clean-up by Gemma:

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Jules 
9/20/05 at 07:17 PM

What is your location? On the floor!

Comments:

I can't stop laughing!

 

Oh my god, I was trying to imagine what Alan would look like in Perfume but it was nothing like this!   The George Washington look, heehee.  That grey wig and those knickerbockers, (lovely legs though).  Oh it is going to take me a while to get used to this new look.  I can't wait to see the comments once these pics zoom around t'internet.    And I'm sure his tummy region is padded, teh pudge isn't that big.  Oh, gals, I don't know what to think.  *goes back to stare at pics*


Sabine 
9/20/05 at 06:48 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Just wanted to say that I'm still around and wanted to thank everybody for pictures, translations, etc.  You guys rock!

 

A special Thank you to Claudia for the latest updates and pics!  Wow!

 

And a warm welcome to all the Newbies!  :-)


Susan 
9/20/05 at 06:37 PM

What is your location? CO

Comments:
Claudia, thanks for sharing those great pics from the set of Perfume! You always can be counted on to give us new pics and any news of AR first!
Ness 
9/20/05 at 06:26 PM

What is your location? Tampa, FL USA

Comments:

Laura, I'm talking about files that I download like windows media and realplayer media files.  For some reason my screen capture tool won't pick up the pictures from the video files.   Also that pic of Alan in the brown leather jacket is sooooo hot!  I love him in leather jackets.  He's so sexy!

 

This week's "Hello" men aren't much to look at in my opinion.  I'll probably get flamed for this, but I've always thought Hugh Grant was a horsey looking fellow.  I know that's mean, but he is!  And Justin Timberlake?  YUCK!!!  Oh well, different strokes for different folks, right? :wink:

 

Claudia, thanks for your help, but I tried it and it won't pick up the pictures from the video either.  I'm starting to wonder if it's some kind of setting in my computer messing things up.   Also, thanks for the Alan pics!  I agree w/ everyone that says he is definately sporting the George Washington look for this movie!  *giggles* George never looked so good though! Hehe

 

Gissing Girl, thanks for sharing that bit about Alan and the restaurant!  I couldn't help laughing!  "self confessed gourmand"!    Silly man!

 

Red Tango, I don't believe I've ever told you so, but I adore your website.  You've got a wicked sense of humor!  Poor Alan!

 

Sue, I know this is awful, but when you say undiminished vigour in relation to Alan my brain goes right down the gutter. 


AFNH 
9/20/05 at 06:00 PM

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Alfan - not many folks can say they have a great aunt who looks like Alan Rickman!

Yes he def looks happy and relaxed in those photos, and he does carry the wig off well. Nice to see him in period costume again. Alas no Mesmer ruffles - darn.

Had to post this, I saw it and went "ahhhh!"



Second thought was of Red Tango. I tell you, that site gets into the subconcious - LOL!
sue 
9/20/05 at 05:39 PM

Comments:

When Richis is introduced in the book it says:

"Richis was a widower and had a daughter named Laure. Although not yet forty years old, and of undiminished vigour, he intended to put off a second marriage for some time yet."

So really he is twenty years too old for the part but then again in those days forty was getting on a bit I suppose, so maybe he can carry it off.

Undiminished vigour sounds OK though


Gissing's Girl 
9/20/05 at 05:29 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Thank you Claudia for the Perfume pics. He doesn't look as bad as feared in the dreaded wig, in fact it quite suits him.Especially being silver, in keeping with his age and character. In fact the whole costume is not too bad, after all we have been down this route before with Mesmer and to a lesser extent Colonel Brandon.


kathy 
9/20/05 at 05:06 PM

What is your location? tired

Comments:

Thanks Claudia for the Perfume pics--great!!

Sorry but he does look like Geo. Washington!  He he he

I wonder if the coat is dirty and it makes it look padded?

Looks good, looks happy.  Great to see the pics.

 

Also thanks for TSFJG--Had a good laugh between readings last night.

 

Off to study for a French test but thought I'd pop in and say HI to everyone!


Maria 
9/20/05 at 05:00 PM

What is your location? Russia

Comments:
Voting:
Oh, Hugh is really dangerous for us, I am afraid!
Let us all vote for the second guy!
(now it makes sense, I think
Sue 
9/20/05 at 04:10 PM

Comments:

Oh what a great surprise Claudia, thanks so much

OK the wig ain't that bad. I don't like those legging things on any of the guys, give me boots anyday.

Right is anybody getting Pooh Bear with that straining waistcoat??

From the book I was expecting something a bit more luxurious but maybe this is just "daywear" (snorfle)

 

Well a definite scooperooni!!


Alba 
9/20/05 at 04:04 PM

Comments:
I'm back after a few days sans computer. Great pics, Claudia. I'm so embarrased that people outside of Spain are finding better stuff than I am. Have AR give me a call about El Bulli (pronounced Buyee) though. We got a reservation last year on a couple of weeks' notice through a friend of a friend of a friend, etc. At $200+ a head, we won't be going back too often.

If anyone can blow up the sign in the Barcelona picture, I'll see what I can make of it.

I'm off to see if I can find anything new.
Leanne 
9/20/05 at 03:28 PM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

  fantastic pics! but isnt that a wee tum hes been padded out with?

ah...shoes with knee high socks, so in fashion just now!

thanks for sharing Claudia he looks as good as ever!

 

Leanne

-x-


Peekabooh 
9/20/05 at 03:17 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
Oooohhhh, thanks Claudia! I have had awful nightmares about the wig, but it could be worse........ me thinks......

lauren 
9/20/05 at 03:10 PM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

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

Comments:
oh my god!!! the first sights of Alan in costume.... thanks so much for sharing!! I was hoping for more buttons and frilly stuff, and less dirt...

umm...
that wig? those boots?
very george washington...

it could definitely be worse, I guess....



Alfan 
9/20/05 at 02:48 PM

What is your location? canada

Comments:

im not sure if those are boots Claudia, i think they are brown shoes with stocking thingies,,,,,,,,,,whoo hoo. Legs, calf muscles, show them Alan, hee hee.


Susan CA 
9/20/05 at 02:47 PM

Comments:
It would be nice if Hugh Grant didn't win the Hello poll this week since he is probably the person most likely to draw votes away from AR in the September runoff.  So I'm voting for whoever is in second place....

AFNH 
9/20/05 at 02:43 PM

Comments:
And bottom buttons are open on the waistcoat, I see ****grin****.
Alfan 
9/20/05 at 02:42 PM

What is your location? canada

Comments:

kay, guy! I wish i had a scanner so i could show you the resemblance, i wasnt kidding, he really does look like my "masculin looking great aunt" .

 

But besides that, no wonder the guy said he was not going to miss the courderoy, it looks like it would be hot to wear. I like the form fitting, and i dont see teh pudge!  I do think he looks good, it just took me by shock......thanks Claudia, it was great to finally see him in costume,he did look different than i thought he would, better than i thought he woudl too. I thought they might put a longer black one on him--wrong. I thought his lavish rich outfit might be red--wrong. The more i look at it ,the more i like the brown and white, sexy sexy sexy.,,,,,,,,,if i can get past the aunt Lindy thing.


Claudia 
9/20/05 at 02:34 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohh I don't think the wig is to bad at all.  But look at those boots!!!! 

 

Sorry ladies, I am still trying to get over the shock! 

 

 


Laura 
9/20/05 at 02:29 PM

Comments:

Oooohhhhhhhh

thank you for sharing Claudia!


Emily 
9/20/05 at 02:28 PM

Comments:

What an amazing scoop, Claudia!!!!  I believe this is our first glimpse of AR in costume! 

 

He looks OK in the wig, not as bad as I feared. A little like George Washington ...


Alfan 
9/20/05 at 02:23 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Ag! The wig,,,,,,,,,he looks like my great Aunt Lindy........gods!

 


Claudia 
9/20/05 at 02:13 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  Oh.....myyyyy.....Gawd!!!!!  Look at what I found in my inbox this afternoon!  These are pictures taken by some of the extras on the set of Perfume

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ohhhh mmmmyyyy! 

 

 

 

 


Alfan 
9/20/05 at 02:00 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

I was just listening to my real media player and its set on random and i was listening and along came the TSFJG trailer and it reminded me of something that happened at work last week and i forgot to tell you guys.

I got to use a line from the trailer,,,,,,a girl at work was saying that she had to pee so bad and if she didnt go now she would piss in the chair, i looked at her and said,,,,,," no chair pissing". I tell you i can quote alote of movie lines from his movies but i never thought i would use that one.

Sorry, it was funny, honestly. Back to regular topic of conversation.


Claudia 
9/20/05 at 01:28 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

The bunny is a cute idea. I wonder why his legs are off to the side though.  I imagine after climbing the thing, you would need a lie down.  lol


Claudia 
9/20/05 at 01:26 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  Thank you, Gissing's Girl!!!!  That was a good find!  Its good to know that some AR news is getting out.   

 

Thanks for the link to the restaurant, Sue.  No wonder the dang restaurant is booked so far in advance! They are only open a half a year!  I'm sorry, but I'd have to pass on that uppity place and find the nearest place with batter fried shrimp and a baked potato!   

 


sue 
9/20/05 at 01:11 PM

Comments:
Totally O/T - Isn't THIS great??
Alfan 
9/20/05 at 12:43 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

I told ya so.............its all yours my friend, make me smile yet again.


sue 
9/20/05 at 12:42 PM

Comments:

A 23!!! course meal at El Bulli described HERE

I'm sorry but El Bulli just reminds me of my old dad saying "Oh good bully beef for tea!!" when he saw corned beef on the table!


RedTango 
9/20/05 at 12:40 PM

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

Comments:

 

 Heh.

 

 Seriously, Alan just makes it too easy for me.

 

 

 

 

 


Alfan 
9/20/05 at 12:36 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

I can see Red Tango having fun with this one.........hee hee....


sue 
9/20/05 at 12:30 PM

Comments:

Quote:
self confessed gourmand

These would be the gourmet butter tarts and do-nuts then??


Gissing's Girl 
9/20/05 at 12:10 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Seen in today's Daily Mail.

"Even being voted one of the 100 sexiest stars in film history doesn't help get you a reservation at the best restaurant in the world, as arch actor Alan Rickman has found to his cost. The self confessed gourmand, 59, has yet to dine at legendary Spanish eatery El Bulli, where chef Ferrran Adria uses liquid nitrogen to create the "molecular cuisine" that has earned three Michelin stars. "I've been trying to get a reservation all week," complains Alan, who is in Barcelona filming the movie version of Patrick Suskind's cult novel Perfume:the Story of a Murderer. It had better be a long shoot, Alan: the next available reservation is April 2006"


Leanne 
9/20/05 at 10:00 AM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

Laura:            

Leanne

-x-


sue 
9/20/05 at 09:06 AM

What is your location? If this posts it's cos I removed the tomaticon!

Comments:

Oh dear looks like Hugh will win to me out of that lot!!

I really really don't want to vote for any of those! If anything Justin looks the cutest!!LOL (Dodges tomatoes)

Peter Phillips is Princess Anne's son by Mark Phillips, think he is a horsey guy (aren't they all?)

Nigel Harman is in the BBC soap Eastenders playing strangely enough a character called Rickman!!!(I gave up on 'stenders a couple of years back so have no idea who everybody is now!

The rest I guess you know, Guy Ritchie being Mr.Madonna. Maybe we should all vote for Peter Phillips get him elected then dump him in the monthlies!! Poor guy wouldn't know where all his fans had suddenly come from!LOL


Laura 
9/20/05 at 08:25 AM

Comments:


Claudia 
9/20/05 at 08:15 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ness, I use a little free share program called PrintKey2000.  I've used this program at home and at work for several years now and it is just wonderful. 

 

Ewww, Marlina!  $88 for Mesmer is just mind boggling!  Here's one on eBay by what looks like a half decent seller starting at $4.99 and they do ship worldwide. Good luck with it.

 

The review of the test screening of GoF is interesting, Sue.  Thanks for the link.  Aw well, at least we will get to see AR in the film. 

 

As for Hello!  Do they really think Justin Timberlake???  Gag me with a spoon!  Girls, you will have to hold me back from voting for baby Hughy! 

 

 

 


Peekabooh 
9/20/05 at 07:13 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
So Robbie won last weeks election and is in competition with Alan next month. Who´s gonna be next; Hugh, Guy, Nigel, Justin, Matthew (wasn´t he in last week as well?) or Peter (who the heck is that?).



Laura  
9/20/05 at 06:37 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

Ness-

if you mean screencaps from videos, I use Ulead videostudio or it was ok also Paint Shop Pro. They make screen caps from any format. If you mean from streaming videos I don't know.

Marlina,if you don't find anything, email me

 

 


Peekabooh 
9/20/05 at 05:21 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
Thanks for that link Sue, uhm... no revealing of the Dark Mark, right?



sue 
9/20/05 at 05:16 AM

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

Comments:

Just checking out the Hello poll as it should be finishing soon. Robbie Williams is about fourhundred points ahead of Ronan and looks like he will win. Robbie's total is currently 6883, so I think we can thrash him in the monthlys!LOL Check out later HER to see who the next contender is!!


sue 
9/20/05 at 04:30 AM

Comments:

" Snape is always around, but he has very few lines "

 

A quote from Moviesonline review of not completely finished HP&GOF HERE


Marlina 
9/20/05 at 04:29 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

I went to Amazon they sell mesmer for 88 dollar??

How can i bought it?? Anyone know where cheaper?

Also Closet Land.

 

Thank you Claudia for the updates!

 

Red Tango~ I laugh my ass off!

 

Love you All!


annick 
9/20/05 at 03:06 AM

What is your location? France

Comments:

Film 4 : Le trailer en version allongée aux US

Plusieurs internautes ont averti les sites anglophones qu’une version differente du dernier trailer avait été diffusée sur la chaine WB Channel. Grâce à Veritaserum et TLC, nous avons cette extension :

Nous y voyons Fleur et son dragon miniature, plus du dragon de Harry, plus de la Coupe du monde de Quidditch, plus du Bal pour plus de plaisir 


Ness  
9/19/05 at 07:43 PM

What is your location? Tampa, FL USA

Comments:

Can someone help me find a screencapture tool I can use that will pick up images from windows media player and real player?  I can't get anything but a blank screen w/ my ScreenGrab Prol.


AFNH 
9/19/05 at 06:33 PM

Comments:
BTW, great updates, Claudia, and thanks to everyone (so many to mention, but you know who you are) for all the pics, translations and hard-to-grab downloads that have appeared over the past few days, fantastic work. It's so hard to keep up with it all, though!
AFNH 
9/19/05 at 06:29 PM

Comments:
Ding dong .... Avon calling......
sue 
9/19/05 at 06:17 PM

Comments:

What is it with pirates and eyeliner??

Alan, Johnny Deppp..........

Maybe it's Captain Hook, Maybe it's Maybelline.......


Jules 
9/19/05 at 06:14 PM

What is your location? England

Comments:

How wonderful to see a clip from The Search for John Gissing Thank you so much for sharing.  Why they won't release this film is beyond me.  Ooh, doesn't Alan look great in pin stripes.

For those who would like to sign the petition click here.

 

Thank you for the updates to the site, Claudia, you are a star and we are all so grateful to you for providing us with so many magnificent alan goodies.

 

Redtango, your site is wonderful.  Thanks for the laughs.

 

Did someone ask for a Captain Hook piccie?  Well, split my infinitives, how's about this one .  "He's the best Captain Hook there has ever been."

 

   


Claudia 
9/19/05 at 06:10 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Is the fellow for which you seek?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


AFNH 
9/19/05 at 05:35 PM

Comments:
Glad to oblige, me hearties!



Shivers the timbers anytime - LOL!
Vicki 
9/19/05 at 05:12 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

ARrrrrrrrrr!  'Tis a dark day when ye catch me droppin' anchor at e-bay.    The swarmy bilge-rats!.....think they can loot me treasure and leave me marooned with no more 'en a magazine photo?  Aye, she should walk the plank, that miss_celebrity. 

 

Sue - thanks for alerting us to International Talk Like a Pirate Day

 

All we need is a picture of our favorite Captain Hook. 


sue 
9/19/05 at 04:48 PM

Comments:
The interesting thing with "miss_celebrity" Claudia is, if you check her other sales they are all listed for two or three pounds. They are all similar magazines etc. I can only imagine that she has seen some of the ridiculous prices some AR stuff has made and decided to jump on the bandwagon.
Laurie 
9/19/05 at 03:39 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thank you Claudia for those updates, they're fabulous!

I had no idea what TSFJG was about until I watched the clip. It looks like a real funny movie, I hope they release it some day. 

 

Alfan, I signed the petition, I think it might have been over at Suzannes GB.


Ness 
9/19/05 at 02:42 PM

What is your location? Tampa, FL USA

Comments:

WOW! Claudia, you've been a busy bee for sure!  Thanks so much for all the hard work that you do.  We all appreciate that you provide such a wonderful place for all us Alan fans to come and see him in all his wonderful, talented glory!

 

Annick, thanks for the Snape pic!  I do loves me some Snape!  

 

I too agree that Alan would probably not want a star in either Britian or the US.  He's seems very dedicated to his work, but I don't think he's into the whole "worship me, look at me I'm so famous" side of being an actor.  I could be horribly wrong and he might think it would be a kick, but somehow my instincts say otherwise.  He seems like such a humble man.


Claudia 
9/19/05 at 02:11 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Sue wrote>

Quote:
He doesn't need a star we know he's one of the best! 

 

I agree whole heartedly there, Sue. But its hard to see the likes of Dame Judi Dench, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Noel Coward, and Kenneth Branagh and not be upset about AR not being there. 

 

Then there is always the possibility that each celeb or estate of celeb was consulted and maybe AR declined the "honor".  I could definitely see that.

 

The stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame do have to be bought.  I think the price tag is something like $10,000.  Pulllezzzz, I really think AR would say "Don't buy me a bloody star...put that money to work in a good charity!" 

 

We'll have to keep in eye on miss_celebrity!  I hope she doesn't get a single bid!  What nerve!

 

 


sue 
9/19/05 at 02:04 PM

Comments:

Ebay link


sue 
9/19/05 at 02:02 PM

Comments:

Oh and while I am in rant mode look at this on ebay! The BAFTA issue of the Daily Telegraph Magazine (which came free with the paper!) Someone (miss_celebrity) wants the bidding to start at £39.99 and is prepared to sell it now at £89 ($160). Well if anybody is stupid enough to bid for it they deserve to lose their money I suppose.

And here is the photo!

 


sue 
9/19/05 at 01:34 PM

Comments:

Well, quite honestly I'd rather not see him on the walk of fame!! Benny Hill!! Ant & Dec!!Chris Tarrant!!Ricky Gervais!!Alongside the likes of Laurence Olivier,John Gielgud and Noel Coward!! I've never seen such a random list in my life! Who the heck came up with that lot??

As far as the American Star thing, I think I am right in believing that nowadays they have to be "bought" at some great price?

Wonder who is sponsoring this Brit stuff?

He doesn't need a star we know he's one of the best!

 


Daydreamer 
9/19/05 at 01:21 PM

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

Comments:
I just couldn't resist the gorgeous Alan in TSFJG and made a few screencaps:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/dreamingallday/13881.html

lauren  
9/19/05 at 01:14 PM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

Comments:
bluebeatbabe: congrats on the letter/photos from Bill Nighy! I love him in the movies I've seen him in... though they are only the Alan movies like blow dry, HGTTG, and love actually. I LOVE him as billy mack in love actually. So silly and cynical.

anyway, for those writing to Alan... I did not send a photo when i wrote to him, but did get one in return. (i asked for it) I posted it here a few weeks back, and you can see which photo it is. but his agency has only been sending that photo, so if you want a different one, i would send it with your letter.


Laura 
9/19/05 at 01:06 PM

Comments:

is it already halloween? Really fans do have to send a photo to be signed ny AR? *shame* , I thought they would send one (*blush*)

Claudia, thank you for the updates on the site, even if I vist daily the guest book I lost one thing and I got it from the site, thank you.

Has the video from Barcelona been captured?

Thank you to everyone found the videos, posted the link and captured and shared them

Laura


Leanne 
9/19/05 at 12:53 PM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

Speaking of non UK stars on the walk of fame, how did Nicole

 Kidman get on the British walk of fame and Alan didnt? not that im saying shes a bad

actress, but surely the first 100 people on the walk of fame should have been british?

just my 2c worth!

 

Leanne

-x-


Alfan 
9/19/05 at 12:33 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

As far as the Avenue of Stars ----------patience my friends, patience. He will be honoured. They probably have his star all ready to go but since he isnt in London at the time because of filming they are going to wait to reveal his star like they do in the USA. Trust me , he has a star,  as he is a star, the british people know this, the british film industry knows this and his time will come...................i hope,,,,er no, i mean i know it will. Just more photo opportunities for us then eh.......i mean i can see it now, Alan in a suit or tux having a little ceremony in his honour revealing his star on the Avenue,,,,,,,,it will happen my friends, it will happen. "if you build it , he will come" hee hee, ok im sorry.

 

You know something, when i was in Hollywood last year i noticed that i didnt see any british stars on the walk of fame, the only ones i saw were Sir Anthony Hopkins and  Sir Laurence Olivier. I didndt see no Richard Harris, no Peter Otoole, no Hugh Grant, no Kenneth Brannagh. It was sad really, british film stars deserve stars on the walk of fame in Hollywood too.


Leanne 
9/19/05 at 11:50 AM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

well done Bluebeatbabe for having the courage to write to him!

im still pee-ing myself over whether i should write to Alan or not,

at the moment my letter sounds like a maniacle/crazy/stupid fan!

and all i want is a signed photo!

(does anyone know if you dont send a photo then they would give you one anyway?)

id take my hat off  to you if I had one! lol

and ive just realised we have halloween smilies! yay!

 

Leanne

-x-


BackstageMystic 
9/19/05 at 11:22 AM

Comments:
Aurora wrote:

>>last, here's a translation of the French interview posted by Nadège. >>

Thank you so very much for posting that...it really helps to have a proper translation. :-)

BM
Claudia 
9/19/05 at 11:13 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 Bluebeatbabe!  He really is a nice guy, isn't he?

 

 


Franimal 
9/19/05 at 11:11 AM

What is your location? at my desk - yuk - in N.J.

Comments:

Hi bluebeatbabe!

 

Good for you!!!

 

My 8 yr old son loved him in Hitchhiker.....do you have an address that he could write to Bill Nighy at?  He be thrilled if he ever got something back!!!

 

Thanks SO much....

 

Franimal


sue 
9/19/05 at 11:08 AM

Comments:
Nice one Blubeatbabe!
bluebeatbabe 
9/19/05 at 10:31 AM

What is your location? Sheffield S.Yorkshire UK

Comments:
Hi Everyone,

Annick- love your sky blog, nice manips!.

I arrived at work this morning and found on my desk, a package from Bill Nighy, !
Wow, girls , I'm doing well !!!... I only wrote to Bill Nighy about 2 weeks ago about his performance in 'The Girl In The Cafe' and his awards for State of Play and Love Actually plus a few personal comments .- it was a good letter... even if I say so myself !I added some humourous comments which I think would have appealed to his rather self-effacing wit !

Anyway, what a lovely man, he has sent me 2 lovely photographs, both signed and dedicated 'LOVE BILL NIGHY' and
'ROCK Bill Nighy with three kisses ... aah, Sweet. !
Is n't he a darling !
annick 
9/19/05 at 10:01 AM

What is your location? france

Comments:

 

http://alanrickman01.skyblog.com/102.html


Claudia 
9/19/05 at 09:42 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 Awwww how romantic your pirate is, Sue! 

 

Thanks for the tralier, Annick.  I believe that is the one that was running on Reuters the other day but I'm not completely sure. The HP stuff runs together for me.

 


sue 
9/19/05 at 09:23 AM

Comments:

Merci Annick

That trailer is quite a bit different to the one on-line everywhere else. I love Hagrid and Madame wotsit dancing!!

And Karkaroff looks tastier by the minute!!

 

Just had a lovely bouquet delivered, it is 35 years ago today that I met my husband and he remembered (even if he did put a skull and crossbones and Arr Harr on the card!)


annick 
9/19/05 at 08:55 AM

What is your location? France

Comments:

Film 4 : Le trailer diffusé en Grande-Bretagne !

A quelques mois de la sortie du quatrième film, la promotion s’intensifie. La chaîne britanique GMTV a présenté aujourd’hui une nouvelle bande-annonce (encore une !) qui contient de nombreux extraits exclusifs du film. Quelques photos et extraits vidéos de cette bande-annonce avaient été diffusés hier en basse résolution, et une version de meilleure qualité de la vidéo est maintenant disponible :


annick 
9/19/05 at 08:42 AM

What is your location? France

Comments:

 


Claudia 
9/19/05 at 08:34 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I'm ticked off about the Emmys last night too!  How dare they overlook Hugh Laurie and House!  The panel that chooses the winners are just blind as can be!

 

 


Claudia 
9/19/05 at 08:32 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Hmmmm yep, the UK Walk of Fame is much prettier than Hollywood Boulevard BUT...who do we write to complain about the exclusion of AR?  What a shame! 

 


Lauren  
9/19/05 at 08:04 AM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

Comments:


why isn't Alan on the UK walk of Fame?????
I mean, TOM JONES??!! HUGH GRANT??!! ROBBIE WILLIAMS??!!
Alan should have beat these people out of the running!

also as a side note, i only see Michael Palin & John Cleese - where are the other geniuses of Monty Python??


sue 
9/19/05 at 07:47 AM

Comments:

Just been on to the ticket office for another ticket for the Marr/Rickman talk. There are still a few left but the guy seemed to think they would sell out today.

So, if anyone wants one they better get on the phone quick!


Nadège 
9/19/05 at 06:21 AM

What is your location? France

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

Comments:

 

Hello Girls!!

 

Claudia I thank you for having addressed of blog in the links, thank you very much!!!

But I am angry whom Alan is not on Hollywood Walk of Fame!!It is inequitable, it is the best actor of the world!!!

I hope that this error will be repaired!!


Daydreamer 
9/19/05 at 05:58 AM

Comments:
UK's answer to Hollywood's Walk of Fame:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/4258080.stm
And Alan Rickman is not there!
sue 
9/19/05 at 04:37 AM

Comments:

Shiver me timbers and split me infinitives!!!

 

Yes today be International Talk Like a Pirate day!!


Lauren 
9/18/05 at 10:40 PM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA

Comments:
Claudia - thanks for the website update! I downloaded both the Gissing trailer and the clip today... I am so annoyed that I can't get this movie. it looks like it would be so good.

RedTango - great job on the update. i am still laughing!!!


Julie 
9/18/05 at 10:17 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

 

 

Dee-I'm not sure what's going on in that JG picture.  I thought the other guy was shoving him.  If so, I don't like the other guy much!!


Emily 
9/18/05 at 10:02 PM

Comments:

Wow -- "Billy and Me" is a wild ride.  I hope the radio play surfaces someday. Has anyone here ever heard it?? Thanks Claudia and AFNH ...


Claudia 
9/18/05 at 09:37 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I didn't realize Geoffrey Rush was up against Kenneth Branagh.  Aussie GR is fantastic....and he won for The Life and Death of Peter Sellars

 

 


Claudia 
9/18/05 at 09:31 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I hope everyone is rooting for that fabulous Hugh Laurie for Best Actor in a Drama series!!!!  Go Hugh!!!!

Oh and Ken Branagh is up for Best Actor in a Made for TV film....I'm rooting for him too!

 

Let's have the Brits carry home the best actor awards this year!

 


Claudia 
9/18/05 at 09:04 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 Update!!!!  I still have some work to do but I've worked until I'm blurry eyed.  I will finish the update to the Music Video and Stage pages later this week.  But until then, there's lots to choose from:

 

Home Page:

*I re-directed the link to Tami's site to the Wayback Machine archive.  Remember, some files are not going to be available.

 

*I added what's left of KelClancy's site by means of the Wayback Machine archive too.  Again some files are not going to be available.

 

*Added a link to Nadege's web-blog

 

*Added a link to Nathalie's AR site

 

*Added an OT link called Jiva. AFNH introduced me to this couple and they are good!  Be sure to check out thier wonderful pro-peace song, The Cause.

 

Film Page:

*The Search for John Gissing Trailer

 

*The Search for John Gissing clip--special thanks to INTJ for capturing this file for us!

 

*The LA AOL interview.  Again, many thanks to INTJ for capturing this file!

 

*The interview that AR did for Michael Collins

 

*Sound files from Looking For My Brother--many thanks to Emily for alerting us to this beauty

 

*AR-Sighting in Wawa. The clip of him walking the dog. Many thanks to Slope for this clip.

 

Television Page:

*Make Poverty History, Click It ads.  The QT version is thanks to rinat2r! 

 

*The transcript of a Peter Barnes play called Billy and Me that AR narrated on radio.  AFNH found this little jewel and typed the transcript for us.  You will find the link to the .pdf file in The Preacher and the From Sleep and Shadow sections of the TV page.

 

Audio Page:

*Juliet's Crusin request in honor of AR's birthday. This file is the DJ's annoucement of the songs and is quite cute the way the DJ is clueless. 

 

*AR's Pigs and Skateboard sound files from the English Dictation site.  Many thanks to Susan, CA for this rare finds.

 

*AR's Bounty Hunter call to a BBC radio station

 

*Sound files from the Gloucestershire Hotel where some of the adult cast of the HP films stayed during the filming of CoS.

 

All Things Snape Page

*I've added Mariane's hilarious "The Pigs" video.  This is funny as heck and a must see!

 

Charity Page

*I added the website for S.A.F.E. Thanks to J for the head's up on thier new site.

 

Good night, everyone!

 

 

 

 

 


Dee 
9/18/05 at 08:46 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Miriam -- So, you're in the "lonely wife club" too? You're right -- we miss our men like Rima must miss AR when he's on the road. But, we don't have to worry about adoring women chasing our men and tossing their knickers at them! At least, I don't think so...!

 

Aurora -- Thanks for that interview! AR doesn't talk much about Snape (gee...I thought he didn't like being Snape), so it was wonderful to read his own words.  

 

Quote:
What’s fantastic is that, in general, people love Snape. 
  Silly man...he doesn't realise that it's him AS Snape that many of us love!

 

Alfan --

Quote:
That little hip shift thing!!!!
Squeee!!! I love it when he slips into that position too!! So sexy!

 

Julie -- Thanks for sharing those clips. I've never seen the film. What's he doing in that second picture? Having a heart attack?

 

 


Peekabooh 
9/18/05 at 05:38 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
RedTango, we all wuv you dear!

Claudia 
9/18/05 at 04:56 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi Inbredwaffle!  Welcome to our little group!  Your manip is cute as can be!  Thanks for sharing it. 

 

Red Tango! Girl you have outdone yourself this time!  I'm still trying to stop laughing!

 


Laurie 
9/18/05 at 04:54 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Sue, I've just been to RedTango's site and I laughed so hard I cried! I learned from the last time I visited not to drink while I'm reading, my computer was covered with coffee!


sue 
9/18/05 at 04:43 PM

Comments:
May I issue a warning that no-one reads RedTango's Mesmer expose whilst drinking or doing anything else!! I am seriously in pain at the moment!!
Inbredwaffle 
9/18/05 at 04:32 PM

What is your location? Las Vegas

Comments:

Hi,I have been lurking around for a very very long time...I have been (finally) coming out of lurkdom...I finally did here because I loved Lucy's idea...Here is my shot at it...it's very simple I am sure one of you photo shop wizards could do better

 

 Off to do yard work while it's only 95 F out


RedTango 
9/18/05 at 04:16 PM

What is your location? Just left of center

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

Comments:

 Yeah, it's that time again kids..FINALLY. A NEW and massive DVD cap expose...the wackiest yet! And which movie is it this time?

 

 

 
 

 Well, you'll just have to go find out fer yerselves.

 

 I invite all the reg'lars and all the new people 'round here to:

 

alanrickmangallery.com 

 

Enjoy!

 


Alfan 
9/18/05 at 04:16 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

doh!!

 

Ok,there is a petition out there somewhere, im sure of it.........if any of you find it, sign it. we really only have one thing to gain

 

The Search for John Gissing.


Claudia 
9/18/05 at 03:52 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi Sherry and welcome aboard! Glad you decided to join us.  We have a lot of fun here so stick around. 

 

Yes, the Halloween decorations are a bit pre-mature but I've been working on the site update and thought I would work on this part as well. Besides, I thought the upper portion of this book needed a little cheering up after all the terrible events of late.  There are some Halloween smilies available too. 

 

Daydreamer, thanks for the new pic.  Snape looks sooooo thin in that pic! 

 

Alfan, I don't have the Gissing petiition link above.  I've never had a whole lot of confidence that it will do anything so I've never felt compelled to add it. Sorry.

 

 


Sherry 
9/18/05 at 03:39 PM

What is your location? home!

Comments:

to alanfan: you haven't lived until you start seeing Christmas displays in September like I have!


Alanfan 
9/18/05 at 03:15 PM

What is your location? Yorkshire

Comments:

Is my calendar wrong or is someone a month early for All Hallows Eve? I thought it was the 31st October??


Sherry 
9/18/05 at 02:56 PM

Comments:

I've been lurking for about a month and felt compelled to let you know I love this site!!!!


Alfan 
9/18/05 at 01:37 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

By the look of Alans awkward stance, i dont think he has done much golfing in his life......although im sure he tried to master the look for the movie,,he failed. His right hand is too far down in the grip, his knees are not bent slightly, and he is to far away from the ball. ( can you tell i golf)

I hope they only had to do one take on the spitting scene it would be awfull for the poor fellow who got the brunt of the spew to have to do it more than once, that looks funny........oh,i do hope this movie can be released.

 

FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SIGNED THE PETITION ON TOP OF THE PAGE,,,,,,,,,GET GOING, GET, GO AND DO IT NOW, GO ON, BYE. hee hee


Hikity 
9/18/05 at 01:29 PM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

Hi there, I've just read about your tiny problems, Claudia. Just in case...here is "my" procedure to enter Nadège's golden  book:

open the site; click on the nice Alan-pic which says "livre d'or", then on the lilac one: Ajouter un message", fill in your name  (Votre nom), write your message, then scroll down until: "Ajouter mon message sans prévisualiser" (send my message without preview) (you can add one of the smiles before sending, of course )

Oh dear, what a day today! And only 79% voted although it was such an important election. The next days will be really enthralling  

Ladies,         Wish you a lovely Sunday (evening for Europeans) 


Julie 
9/18/05 at 01:26 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

 While I'm patiently waiting for the Gissing clips to load--please don't let me be disconnected again--I did an image search.  These were all new to me.

 


Alfan 
9/18/05 at 12:26 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

I love the Snape pose there in that little teeny weenie picture. He had the same (im bored, why am i here) look in Chamber of Secrets before he got on the dueling podium and when he is on it also. That little hip shift thing!!!!

 

 


Nadège 
9/18/05 at 11:48 AM

What is your location? France

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

Comments:

 

Hello Girls!!!

 

Claudia it is bizarre but the link of my guestbook works even when the site is translated into English!!It is necessary to pay attention in the guestbook there are pop up windows  it is can be for that that that works not!!!

Hikity managed to leave me two messages,it is really bizarre!!!

 

Thank you for small Snapy, I prefer it in bigger!! Lol!!

 

See you later!!


Leanne 
9/18/05 at 11:08 AM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

You can translate that site into english! you just have to guess

what to click on and if you see any english writing then click on that,

thats what i did then I found what looks like a photo album

 list and in the bottom right hand corner it says 'english' and if you

click on that it translates it for you!

il try posting the address and see if it comes up in english. if not

 

http://www.excite.co.jp/world/english/web/?wb_url=http%3A%2F%2Fthethreeowls.boyfriend.jp%2F&wb_lp=JAEN&wb_dis=2

 

Leanne

-x-


Daydreamer 
9/18/05 at 10:40 AM

Comments:
Aurora: Thanx for the translation!

Claudia: I don't remember to see those pictures before. Thanx for posting them!

And there are new GOF pictures in a Japanese Guidebook http://thethreeowls.boyfriend.jp/movie.gof.gaido.html (thanx for the link to veritaserum.com)
and there is also a tiny picture of Snape at the Yule Ball

Claudia 
9/18/05 at 10:04 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Nadege, you are very kind.  I still can't post on your site though.  I've tried a several times and the post actually looks like it goes through but then it never appears.  I'll keep trying though.

 


Claudia 
9/18/05 at 09:49 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Welcome to the group, Miriam.  I hope you will stay with us.

 

No word from Senorita L on what it is he is holding?  Well, maybe Alba will have time to pop in and translate for us. 

 

Thanks for the translations of the French article, Nadege and Aurora.  Its obvious the interviewer has never peeked at some of the Snape site out here...they'd see plenty Snape birthday celebrations!  LOL

 

Aurora, thanks for the NPR head's up.  That is the same dolphin pod but I hadn't heard that interview.  Also, they are in Gulfport, MS instead of New Orleans as I originally thought.

 

I've been working more on the site update and was poking around in my AR stuff and found the photos of the tan suit I talked about a few days ago. These photos were taken at some Tony season functions the year that PL was nominated as well as running in New York.  Looking at them now makes me think that maybe its not the suit I abhor so much but the choice of shoes! 

 

Sorry I don't have a bigger one

 

 

I am still thrilled about the Chelsea talk being re-scheduled!  I think its going to be an AR filled fall and winter! 

 


Nadège 
9/18/05 at 09:42 AM

What is your location? France

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

Comments:

 

Hello Girls!!

 

I have just written a small article on my blog to praise this site, My site is also translated into English, I hope that you will make me your impressions and that I described well the site !!!

 

Thank you Aurora for the good translation!!!

 

See you later!!!


Marlina 
9/18/05 at 09:12 AM

Comments:
Looks like there are more to Snape and Karkaroff relationship..
Aurora 
9/18/05 at 08:34 AM

Comments:
I think there are some Bono fans here--He's the subject of this week's really long NYTimes Mag feature.  It will be up for a week, until next week's edition is published.  then they'll want you to pay to read it.
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/18/magazine/18bono.html

Ali-Pat--Glad to hear you're mending. 

And Claudia, I'm sure you heard about the dolphins that found their way back home?  npr sept 15

last, here's a translation of the French interview posted by Nadège.  

Snape by Rickman

Severus Snape, the pitiless potions master, whose heart seems as black as his clothing, hides many secrets.  What about this enigmatic character?  To learn more, we met the actor who plays him, Alan Rickman.

Severus Snape was born on a January 9.  Have you celebrated his birthday?

That’s all I need.  I already have enough trouble remembering my own. [laughs]  No, seriously, I know it’s quite sad for Snape that no one celebrates his birthday.  Maybe we’ll try to organize something next year.

We’re discovering bit by bit what Snape has experienced in the past.  It seems his teenage years weren’t very easy.

Nor was he very sociable.  Snape never had friends.  Lily Potter tried to be nice to him, but he would not tolerate her pity.  And then with James Potter, Sirius Black and their acolyte Lupin always ridicuing  him, he closed himself even more deeply in his shell.  Snape’s life is more complex than it appears.  He was one of the Deatheaters. Then he turned his coat to join Dumbledore’s side.  His past sticks to him, and with his manner, few people trust him.

He seems to know Igor Karkaroff quite well, Karkaroff who comes to Hogwarts for the Triwizard Tournament.

It’s true that these two know each other well.  But for the sake of those who have not read the book, I can’t speak too much about their relationship .  I wouldn’t want to spoil the suspense.  Well, Snape has so many secrets that he knows a lot people, and not just nice people, of course.  That’s also what’s brilliant, that finally we know so little about him.

Have you received unpleasant remarks from fans?

Actually very few.  What’s fantastic is that, in general, people love Snape.  He’s sarcastic, obtuse, and a lot more.  He’s also fascinating.  I have a great time playing him.  It’s quite pleasurable to play someone so enigmatic.  One never knows what to expect with him, any more than what he is  really thinking.  I don’t even know whether Dumbledore knows him so well.  Only JK Rowling holds the secret.

The filming of GOF ended recently.  What are your plans?

 

I'm working on the film the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I'm the voice of the android Marvin in this futuristic comedy which is completely mad.  Warwick Davis, Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter series, plays Marvin. We're keeping it in the family. [laughs]

 

 


Marlina 
9/18/05 at 07:35 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

Hey! Thanks for the clip, it's nice..

Make me want to see the movie.

 

Love you All!


melissa 
9/18/05 at 04:11 AM

Comments:

That John Gissing clip is PRICELESS!!!!!!!  SO COOL!

I love it.........i especially like when he takes the ice cube and then flicks it away  hehehehhe...

 

woohoooo.....i'm so psyched i can't sleeeeeep!

 

 

aaahhhhh....well......thanks for the wonderful clip and nighty night.........NOT!


Miriam  
9/18/05 at 03:00 AM

What is your location? Almelo, the Netherlands

Comments:

Hello there,

 

I truly enjoy your guestbook and visit it everyday. Senorita L., thanks for the picture. Alan really is grey now. Wow, it went really quick. When I met him in December last year (that was very special), I still saw more blond than grey and look at him now.

I also noticed that there are more of you who have to miss their husbands very often. So do I. Oh, those hardworking men. On the other hand, I can really sympathise with Rima, having to miss her Alan so much. He is away from home for a couple of months. I am glad my husband is not an actor (he is a musician and a translator). Well, keep writing (and sending pictures). I really enjoy it. Thanks to all of you.


Lucy 
9/18/05 at 02:34 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Could somebody take that picture of AR in the blue t-shirt and sunglasses and change the text on the paper he's holding to a number?  I can't do that with my graphics program.

My idea is to add text that says: This Much Sexiness Should Be Against The Law, or something similar.


Lauren  
9/17/05 at 11:18 PM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA

Comments:
INTJ: Thanks so much for that link. I WANT TO SEE THAT MOVIE DAMMIT!!! They need to release it on DVD soon!!!

Senorita L: love that photo - he looks so happy, I love it when he smiles like that

Just watched Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for the first time - its a good movie, though a little strange. I love Alan as the voice of Marvin. its so perfect.


Julie 
9/17/05 at 11:13 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

 

Thanks to Claudia for the info on the Albert Memorial. (I didn't realize there were so many!!)

 

And thanks to Emily for its location.  I have a map right to the Royal Albert Hall. 

 

I can't wait to see the Gissing clips, but unfortunately it will have to wait until tomorrow.  Gotta get some sleep!


Vicki 
9/17/05 at 11:07 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Lurking Lawyer - thanks for your story about the David Thewlis play.  Wish I could have seen it!  Geez, those e-bay bottom feeders are getting as bad as the paparazzi. Poor guy.  Too bad he didn't hit them with his car (of course, I'm just kidding).  They'd be first in line with a lawsuit, I'm sure.

 

Dee - I know how you feel.  My husband puts in some very long hours with his business and many times I've felt like a single parent or a widow.  Hang in there.....he'll be back.

 

Great pictures from Spain.  Thanks to all those who are working hard in getting us all this great info.

 

Claudia - you saw Allyce Beasley at Disneyland!!  LOL....I'll have to tell my Moonlighting group about your story (my other little guilty obsession).  I have some exciting news about the release of season 3 of ML on DVD but have been sworn to secrecy until an official announcement has been made.  I'll reveal more then.

 

Hope you all have an enjoyable weekend!


INTJ 
9/17/05 at 08:33 PM

Comments:

Senorita L, what a GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS pic!!!
Thank you sooooo much!!

WHAT A HUNK!!!



Oh, Senorita L - and please tell us what that newspaper / ticket thingy / whatever it is he's holding says!!

Hikity - *hugs Hikity back* My pleasure! So glad you liked the video. Isn't Alan just stunning? Why they haven't released that movie yet is completely beyond me.

Daydreamer - thanks again for mentioning the vid

Claudia - LOL!! *hands you ice for your forehead*



Dee 
9/17/05 at 07:04 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

I wanted to be the first!

 



Dee 
9/17/05 at 06:40 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Senorita L tosses us a teaser...then she disappears without the complete story!!  Senorita L, come back!! What is on that ticket and why did AR pose with it??!!


Hikity 
9/17/05 at 05:56 PM

What is your location? in front of the computer, too

Comments:

It looks like a ticket, doesn't it.

 

Nadège, you are sweet, Thanks

 

OH MY GOD, INTJ, I don't know what so say or do - first a really big big hug and thankyou. Finally, I can have a glimpse of this film and I really would like to know WHY for heaven's sake it is not released...Claudia, what's the reason?? What a great actor - I love this - it's exactly the way how I love him in films - eeeehhhhhhhhhhh, I get crazy here, ladies, I long to see (and have) this film


Marlina 
9/17/05 at 05:10 PM

Comments:
What's it.. in the news paper that he hold in his hand.. What's written there?
sue 
9/17/05 at 05:07 PM

Comments:

OK, total off the wall research here. The paper says Diario de Venusville. Diario means newspaper. I can't make out any other words but Mars. Venusville occurs in a film called Total Recall (starring Arnie S!!) which happens to be about Mars.

Maybe Senorita L will explain the real meaning!LOL


Daydreamer 
9/17/05 at 04:59 PM

Comments:
INTJ: I'm glad that you liked the Gissing video. It was the first video that came into my mind, cause I liked it very much, and I remembered that Claudia could not make a downloadable video from it, cause it was protected. So I'm glad you could.

Senorita L: what a wonderful picture!

Thanx for sharing!
sue 
9/17/05 at 04:31 PM

Comments:

Senorita L!!

Millón de gracias

Thanks for sharing. Great picture!!


Nadège 
9/17/05 at 04:13 PM

What is your location? France

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

Comments:

Hello Girls!!

 

Hikity here is the link of the interview of Alan the translation is can be completed but it's better than nothing!! Lol!!

At least you write very well French,I shall like writing English as you write French!!

http://traduction.france3.fr/url/frame.asp?templates=General&autotranslate=on&url=http%3A%2F%2Frickmanobsession.over-blog.com%2F10-archive-3-2005.html&directions=65544&x=40&y=13

 

See you later

 

 


Peekabooh 
9/17/05 at 04:06 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
MUCHOS GRACIAS, SENORITA L.
Wow, you rock! Did you take that picture yourself??? We wanna hear your story!!!


Ness 
9/17/05 at 04:05 PM

What is your location? Tampa, FL USA

Comments:

Senorita L, thank you so much for sharing!  Alan looks absolutely hunky!  Gosh, I love when he's wearing t-shirts.

 

 

Ali Pat, I hope you heal fast!


Marlina 
9/17/05 at 03:54 PM

Comments:

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

 


Claudia 
9/17/05 at 03:51 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

 

Ohhh mucho gracias Senorita L!!!  What a wonderfully candid photo of The Man!  We can certainly tell what the T-shirt says but can someone tell us what the sign he's holding says???

 

 


Emily 
9/17/05 at 03:40 PM

Comments:

Gracias, gracias Senorita!!! 


Senorita L 
9/17/05 at 03:34 PM

What is your location? Spain

Comments:

I have a picture of handsome Alan Rickman taken in Barcelona.  I will try to post it here. 

 

 


Emily 
9/17/05 at 03:31 PM

Comments:

Julie, the kilt picture was taken on the Asia part of the monument. It faces Royal Albert Hall. If you're standing in front of Royal Albert Hall looking at the monument, it's the section on the front right. Can't miss it.


Claudia 
9/17/05 at 03:28 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhhh my BIG BAD!!!!  INTJ asked me if there were any other AR videos to capture and I told her I knew there were some but I couldn't think of any at that moment.  Thank you for thinking of the Gissing vids Daydreamer!  And thanks to INTJ for capturing them! 

 

*slaps forehead* How could I forget the Gissing vids??? LOL

 


Claudia 
9/17/05 at 03:16 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Julie, I'm so glad that your daughter was prepared for the possibility of not getting a David Thewliss autograph.  What a mature young lady she must be.  My daughter would have went on hunger strike!

 

Here is a nice link "The Albert Memorial" that has some nice pics of each sculpture at Albert's Memorial. The pic of AR in the kilt was taken on the "Continents of Asia" part of the memorial. 

 

 


INTJ 
9/17/05 at 03:14 PM

Comments:

Hi all, snagged another one.
Daydreamer told me about the protected "John Gissing" clip on mikebinder.net. I've just uploaded it to YouSendIt as an .mpg file (7 MB)

http://s32.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=16YU339UQW9LT1JJVLQJVBS5K7

and as an .avi (divx) file (4 MB):

http://s32.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=05KQSD1WNYT682QDWFZR12WBWI


Emily - thanks so much for posting that *lovely* new Snow Cake pic!!

Claudia - I'm thrilled to see you were able to capture the dolphin rescue vids - excellent work!


Julie 
9/17/05 at 02:52 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

 

I have a question I hope one of you can help me to answer.  I'm in the early planning stages for my trip to London.  I want to see the AR-in-a-kilt statue.  I know it's been discussed on this forum before, and it's called the Albert Memorial.  But in my planner book, the photo of the Albert Memorial doesn't look anything like the kilt statue.  Is the kilt statue the one near Royal Albert Hall?  Thanks! ~Julie


Hikity  
9/17/05 at 01:19 PM

Comments:

Sorry, Chalebh, it's me again:I-ve found all in the internet. When are you going to London and how? Pls mail me if you want, tks


Hikity 
9/17/05 at 01:12 PM

Comments:

Sue and Dee, thanks a lot for this great idea. Ha, nobody has ever looked in this particular drawer...


Hikity 
9/17/05 at 01:10 PM

Comments:

Chaleb, tks for explaining. Could you pls send my the link - I forgot about this totally, maybe I can join you


Marlina 
9/17/05 at 12:38 PM

Comments:

Hey all!

 

Ali-Pat~ I'm gonna e-mail you right away..

 

(Hide stuff in knickers drawer so no one gonna mess with it)

Ladies.. I laugh my ass off!

 

2 more month and we gonna see another Alan performance.

 

Any news about Snow Cake?

 

Love you All!


Laura 
9/17/05 at 12:34 PM

Comments:
RickiNicki,thank you for the link to pictures ( I hope I spelled your name ok, sorry if not)
sue 
9/17/05 at 12:14 PM

Comments:
Haha Dee-Great minds think alike. I always stashed spare cash and secrets in my knicker drawer cos I knew nobody would  dare go in
Dee 
9/17/05 at 12:05 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Hikity -- Good advice...but too late! I devoured the ice cream in a grumpy funk about 10:30 last night. Now this morning, I've got no one to blame for my bellyache but myself!  Thanks for caring!

 

emtee -- Thanks for sharing that link. I've added it to my favorites.

 

I'm heading to WalMart for new HP movies. Then, I'll hide them in my lingerie drawer. My son would rather DIE then see my knickers!!

 

 


Chalebh 
9/17/05 at 11:28 AM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

@Hikity: The term guest list might not be exactly right. But in lack for another expression. Andrea and I are paying like other guests/audience, so there is nothing special about it. The only difficulty is that we won't be able to collect and pay the tickets much in advance. So they (Shared Experience) put us on a guest list, as they called it, and we are going pay for the tickets when we arrive in London.

 

 

 


melissa 
9/17/05 at 11:13 AM

Comments:

Susan CA, emtee and Claudia; thanks for the info....unfortunately US cable listings don't help much, but i will (hopefully) see all those movies sometime before the next century. hehehe

 

back on the subject of AR:  looking, skinny, hip and totally 

TOE RING for goodness sake! ..... Act your own age


Hikity 
9/17/05 at 09:49 AM

Comments:

Due to the French article I've just read I found out that Marvin was actually an actor (I thought a computer animation or sth like that) and went on Warwick's site: http://www.warwickdavis.co.uk/

Nice guy


Hikity 
9/17/05 at 09:41 AM

Comments:

RickiNicki, hope it's sunny in Black Forest - wonderful area, love it. Well, it seems Rachel is HANGING on His arm all the time, hmm I would, too, I guess.

I found 4 nice pages about  GOF in our TV-magazine with some enjoyable bits about Alan. Maybe I have time tomorrow to translate it...


BackstageMystic 
9/17/05 at 09:11 AM

Comments:
By chance, I came across a lovely short interview with Alan from earlier this year, where he talks quite a bit about Snape. It's in French, from a French fan site.

Any web page translator, though far from perfect, will still make the interview clear enough overall for those of us unable to speak this beautiful language.

Nevertheless, I'm hoping one of our native French-speaking Rickmaniacs (or anyone else fluent in the language) will give us a more accurate translation.

Here's the URL and the original text:

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http://rickmanobsession.over-blog.com/10-archive-3-2005.html


Voilà, comme promis, l'interview du talentissime (euh, ça se dit pas ?!) Alan Rickman, fans de Severus à vos lunettes !


Rogue by Rickman

Severus Rogue, l'impitoyable professeur de potions dont le coeur semble aussi noir que sa tenue, cache de nombreux secret. Qu'en est t-il vraiment de ce personnage énigmatique ? Pour en savoir plus, nous avons rencontré son interprète, Alan Rickman.

Severus Rogue est né un 9 Janvier. Avez-vous fêté son anniversaire ?
Il ne manquerait plus que ça. J'ai déjà assez de mal à me souvenir du mien [rires]. Non, sérieusement, je sais que c'est bien triste pour Rogue que personne ne fête son anniversaire. On essaiera peut-être d'organiser quelque chose l'année prochaine [sourires].

On découvre au fur et à mesure ce qu'a vécu Rogue par le passé. Il n'a semble t-il pas eu une adolescence facile...
Il n'était pas très sociable non plus. Rogue n'a jamais eu d'amis. Lily Potter a bien essayé d'être gentille avec lui, mais Rogue n'a pas supporté sa pitié. Et puis avec James Potter, son grand ami Sirius Black et leur acolyte Lupin qui passaient leur temps à le ridiculiser, il s'est enfermé encore plus dans sa coquille. La vie de Rogue est plus complexe qu'il n'y paraît.
Il a fait partie des mangemorts puis a retourné sa veste pour se mettre du côté de Dumbledore. Mais son passé lui colle à la peau et avec sa façon d'être, peu de gens lui font confiance.

Il semble bien connaître Igor Karkaroff, qui vient à Poudlard pour le tournoi des Trois Sorciers...
C'est vrai que ces deux-là se connaissent bien. Mais je ne peux pas trop parler de leur relation pour ceux qui n'ont pas lu le livre. Il ne faudrait pas gâcher le suspense. Et puis Rogue a tellement de secrets qu'il connaît beaucoup de monde. Et pas que du beau monde bien sûr. JK Rowling n'a pas encore dévoilé tous les secrets de Rogue. C'est aussi ça qui est génial, que l'on en sache finalement si peu sur lui.

Avez-vous reçu des remarques désobligeantes de la part des fans ?
En fait très peu. Ce qui est fabuleux c'est que les gens en général adorent Rogue. Il est sarcastique, obtus et j'en passe. Mais il est également fascinant. Je m'amuse énormément à l'incarner, c'est très jouissif de jouer quelqu'un d'aussi ambigu. On ne sait jamais à quoi s'attendre avec lui. Pas plus qu'on ne sait ce qu'il pense vraiment. Je ne sais même pas si Dumbledore le connaît si bien que ça en fait. Seule JK Rowling détient la réponse !

Le tournage de Harry Potter et la coupe de feu a récemment pris fin. Quels sont vos projets ?
Je travaille sur le film The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Je suis la voix de l'androïde Marvin dans cette comédie futuriste complètement déjantée. C'est l'acteur Warwick Davies, le professeur Flitwick dans les Harry Potter, qui joue le rôle de Marvin. Ca reste dans la famille [rires].
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BM
Claudia 
9/17/05 at 08:50 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I'm so happy to see you back, Ali-Pat!  A speedy recovery to you!  I've missed you. 

 

Wonderful news, Sue!  Minus the tix (although I wouldn't turn them down lol), I'm hoping my mailman is as kind to me today....but more in the nature of $$$$ instead of ££££!  LOL

 

Lurking L, the folks you sat next to might have just been fans.  I've noticed a small handful of AR fans that kind of sound as if they know AR too and I imagine would give that impression to someone sitting next to them as well.

 

Its so funny that you mention that "everyone" in LA always thinking a celeb is just around the corner.  I was in LA in 1998 while Sweetie was attending a conference.  I really didn't think much about seeing a celebrity at all but I did insist that Sweetie take me around the city a bit.  I loved it. 

 

Then we went to Anaheim to visit Disneyland.  While we were in line for one of the roller coasters (Sweetie loves roller coasters!), there was this little family in front of us. A man, woman, and a boy around 10 or 11 years old.  I didn't think much about it at all until the woman spoke.  Her voice was unmistakable!  It was the woman that played the receptionist in Moonlighting.  I didn't say anything to them, even though you know how close people are when their in line for a roller coaster!  Anyway, I just looked at her face to confirm it was her and just kept enjoying being with Sweetie (and worrying about the coaster!). 

 

OK, I'll get back to topic. 

 

melissa, I've seen Peter's Friends too.  I agree with Susan, CA in that it has a wonderful cast but I really liked the film.  It was the first time I had seen Stephen Fry in anything.  I hope you will get to see it soon. 

 

Nadege, you have a lovely blog.  I tried to post a couple times and they wouldn't go through. What might I be doing that's wrong?

 


RickiNicki 
9/17/05 at 08:24 AM

What is your location? Black Forest (Germany)

Comments:
Just a quick "hello" from my home town. Hope everyone is fine.

I found these pics from Perfume, which I haven`t seen before. There are a lot of scenes with Ben Wishaw.

Have a nice weekend!




Nadège 
9/17/05 at 07:46 AM

What is your location? France

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

Comments:

Hikity  very much to have left with me a message on my guestbook!!

 

I made my maximum so that my blog is translated into English,the link is in the message of reception!!Do not worry it is necessary to let charge the translation and the blog will have a little changed I do not know why!!

 

Good visit and see you later!!


Nadège 
9/17/05 at 06:45 AM

What is your location? France

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

Comments:

Hello Girls!!

 

Knew you that David Thewlis had to play the role of the professor Quirrell in HP1!

 

Otherwise what is what somebody knows when will go out Snow Cake?

 

You should come on my blog, I put on-line all the illustrations of our dear Alan, find " Albums Photos " and click "Illustrations". There are really talented persons on this earth!!

 

Come to make me a small visit and leave a message in my guestbook="Livre d'or"

 

 And See You Later


emtee 
9/17/05 at 06:27 AM

What is your location? US

Comments:

Melissa,

The website http://www.tv-now.com/stars/emma.html has listings for Peter's Friends coming on cable this month in the US if it helps. 

I really like the Alan Rickman listing of this site http://www.tv-now.com/stars/rickman.html because it helped me catch movies I hadn't seen like Judas Kiss

emtee


Hikity 
9/17/05 at 06:21 AM

What is your location? again me

Comments:

        Ali-Pat, and    for the delay: welcome back, it's so nice to have you back here. Enjoy your time with Mom, let her pamper you


Hikity  
9/17/05 at 06:17 AM

What is your location? Germany, Rhinehattan, a bit warmer and sunny again

Comments:

Now Dee, don't do that with the icecream - that option can become devastating (I know that...always fighting). My husband is so often away (whether Mosambique, Aserbajian or Armenia) that I am always astonished when he is here with me...for some time. Dee, I am going to accompany him to Baku next week. There you get DVDs for next to nothing and right after the UK/USA release. (That's why I have had Hitchhikers for ages). Maybe it makes sense to buy the three HPs for you and send it over? Send me a mail if you want. I absolutely agree with you regarding VHS (although I haven't yet killed spiders with it or thrown it in the loo...)- I prefer them, too. And BTW, our daughter's "pigpen" has eventually changed into something like a decent room - so, don't lose nerves, be patient (hopefully) it will pass by.

Ladies, have a nice day, I have a terrible lot to do today


Laurie 
9/17/05 at 05:36 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Alfan - I sent the 2 pictures that Claudia scanned and posted for me a couple of weeks back. They are the only 2 "real" pictures I have of him. I'm a bit reluctant to buy pictures on e-bay. I get notices from Keith Mayhew when he updates his gallery so I may buy more from him sometime.  Maybe he'll get some new ones at the HP GoF premiere? I hope so!

Ali-Pat - I hope you have a speedy recovery.


sue 
9/17/05 at 04:27 AM

Comments:

Ali-Pat - Hope you are well on the mend, take it easy.

 

Post arrived this morning with the Chelsea tix AND a £50 cheque from ERNIE(Premium Bond)


Susan CA 
9/17/05 at 03:38 AM

Comments:
Melissa, I've seen Peter's Friends--a great cast in desperate need of a writer.  I found it embarrassing to watch.

LL 
9/17/05 at 12:54 AM

Comments:

Dee--your horse icon reminded me of something--although I'm somewhat loathe to share this tidbit.  In Prisoner of Azkaban during the hippogriff scene, right after the class takes a step back and leaves Harry in the front, the computer-generated hippogriff takes a . . . er, geez, well, relieves himself.  This is a little present from the CGA folks who did the movie.  It's somewhat annoying to know, but younger kids (especially boys) find it intriguing.  Now you must get new HP DVDs, eh?


melissa 
9/16/05 at 11:54 PM

Comments:

as long as we're OT, does anyone know the movie "Peter's Friends?

 

It's right up there next to the long list of AR movies that i'd like to see and sadly aren't even available for downloading.

(you didn't read that, i didn't write it!)

 

i'm WAY too much of a tightwad to buy them, so my misery is well deserved i guess.


Julie 
9/16/05 at 10:39 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

 

Lurking Lawyer: You were very kind and generous to try to get my daughter that autograph.  Her hopes hadn't been that high, because I told her there might be alot of people, and he might slip out a back door or something.  I told her what I could of your experience, and she had a good "squee."  She's even more obsessed with David Thewlis than I am with AR, which I didn't think possible!!  Thanks again for your trouble,  and I'm glad you had fun!! 


Dee 
9/16/05 at 09:48 PM

What is your location? lonely indiana

Comments:

Ali Pat -- So glad to hear you're doing well! Let your mom pamper you for a few days and heal fast!

 

Lurking L -- Loved your story! It sounds like a great night. In that situation, I would have been befuddled too! Thanks for sharing.

 

I was going to watch a Harry Potter movie tonight, but my teenage son has ruined all three DVDs in the pig wallow he calls a bedroom!! They're all scratched and (for some inconceivable reason) sticky!! Grrr... I know a young man who's going to spend the weekend cleaning his room to work off the cost of new DVDs! 

 

Ya know...DVDs may offer better viewing quality than VHS tapes, but they sure don't hold up as well. You could step on a VHS tape, splash it with wine, smash a spider with it, drop it in the toilet and it would STILL work! Try doing that with a DVD!!

 

Sorry... My husband can't come home from Urbana this weekend and I'm bummed. I don't know whether to bite nails or just cry. Think I'll drown my sorrows in a carton of Oreo ice cream.


Alfan 
9/16/05 at 09:28 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Ali-pat, welcome back. Take er easy eh! Surgery recovery can be a bugger.

 

Laurie, what pictures did you choose to send Alan, and good for you, you have absolutly nothing to lose.


Ali-Pat  
9/16/05 at 07:41 PM

What is your location? at Mom's for a few days

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

Comments:

Marlina--I have the Galaxy Quest transcript.  Email me and I will arrange to get it to you somehow.  BTW, that goes for anyone who wants a copy.

 

I am finally out of the hospital recuperating nicely from surgery.  One of the first things I did once I could pick up my laptop was to check on this page--thanks for having so many goodies for me to enjoy!

 

Next thing on my list--watch my HGGTG DVD and play the Marvin game.  Should be fun! (Except it hurts a little to laugh right now).


Lurking L 
9/16/05 at 07:03 PM

Comments:

Susan, CA--Yes, I read the same thing (although I thought his daughter's name was Gracie, perhaps I'm wrong.)  He seems very happy with his family.

 

I sat next to some folks who were talking about "David" as if they knew him.  They said, Man: "David's lost a lot of weight", woman: "what about her?" Man: "I think she has too."  Snort!!!  LA is so weird.  I can't even tell you.  Everyone keeps looking around as if a celeb is right around the corner.  I do know that the man and woman sitting next to me talking about "David" were not at the VIP backstage entrance. 

 

David Thewlis's girlfriend is quite pretty and she reminds me of the old Emma Peel of the Avengers.  Very pretty indeed. 

 

 


Claudia 
9/16/05 at 07:00 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oops, there is one little peek of Snape. LOL Can you tell I didn't watch it all the way through? 

 

BTW, is that Jim Dale's voice at the end?

 

Now, its Friday and I'm off for a cocktail! 


Claudia 
9/16/05 at 06:56 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Awwww Lurking L, it was the eBay creeps that ruined it for everyone.  I do hope Julie's daughter isn't real disappointed but you can't blame yourself. 

 

Thanks Susan, CA.  I thought I read somewhere that he had a little girl and that the family posed for some pictures for his fans too.  Of course, I hadn't read about him turning over a new leaf.  I suppose a new child couldn't be a better reason. 

 

Another HP-GoF trailer is available at Reuters.  Scroll down to the Entertainment section on the left side of the window.  I don't think there is any Snape in it though.  For those of you that want to keep it or can't view it from Reuters, I've captured it for you. 

 

HP-GoF Trailer 2  4.62MB .wmv

 

  


Susan CA 
9/16/05 at 06:36 PM

Comments:
Claudia--
Yes, David Thewlis and his partner Anna Friel (a sensationally talented actress--I really like Our Mutual Friend, now in region 1 DVD as well as region 2, but she's also in Midsummer Night's Dream with Kevin Kline and some lesser projects) just had a daughter named, I think, Grace.  Apparently Thewlis was so thrilled with the notion of becoming a daddy that he quit smoking, turned to natural foods, and lost about twenty pounds.

Alfan 
9/16/05 at 05:36 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

First time i ever saw David Thewlis was in 7 Years in Tibet with Brad Pitt, then i saw Dragon Heart and then one of my all-time favorite movie that he just happen to be in is Timeline ( trust me, its a great movie).When he got cast as Lupin in the HP POA i was really surprised, and didnt know if i would like him in the role. He has grown on me and i can handle it now, he did a good job with Lupin's character and i look forward to seeing him again in HP 5.

 

Is it just me or do you look at the trailer differently and think different when you know what happens in book six? I tell you, that is going to be such an emotional scene when it comes to air, specially if Alan is back as Snape. (which i hope he is)


Lurking L 
9/16/05 at 03:56 PM

Comments:

Claudia--The name of the play was "Theater of the New Ear."  Apparently there were other performers in Thewlis's place in the London and New York runs.  Tonight is the last night if any Los Angeles folks are up to the mob scene.  It's 8:00 p.m., Royce Hall, UCLA.

 

I also wanted to say that Julie from MI sent me a photo of Thewlis so I could attempt to get an autograph for her daughter who is mad for him.  I was more disappointed that I couldn't get the autograph for her daughter than for me.  I feel so bad that I failed!!! 

 

 

 

 


Julia 
9/16/05 at 03:02 PM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
I saw Thewlis for the first time in "Dragonheart". I love that film and he's great in it and so young *laughs* He plays the bad guy, quite unbelievable when you only know him from PoA

Thanks for sharing the experience Lurking Lawyer!
Claudia 
9/16/05 at 02:12 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Sue, when you said you would wait until Monday to ring the college, I thought "Well, there is finally a big difference between the two of us!" because I would have been on that phone the second the office opened up!  But then I see you couldn't wait after all!  LOL  This is very far in advance so I hope Lise won't have any problems. 

 

All right all you lucky ladies....be sure to take some good notes...pics.....and dare I say....recordings???  LOL  

 

Lurking Lawyer!  What a Thewlis experience!  Oh dear, I can't imagine myself not knowing about the play and then sitting through something like that!  What was the name of the play?

 

The first time I saw DT was in Prime Suspect 3 in which he really did do a fantastic job....then of course there was HP-PoA.  Did he and his wife just have thier first baby pretty recently? 

 

 

 


Hikity 
9/16/05 at 12:45 PM

Comments:

Lurking Lawyer, tks a lot for sharing your adventure! What a shame with these 'ebay sellers' - it gets on one's nerves

 

Chalebh, would you be so kind and let me know how you got an invitation for that event in November?


Lauren  
9/16/05 at 12:29 PM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

Comments:
lurkinglawyer: thanks for sharing! I can only imagine... it sounds like an awesome time!

I have to admit, I never knew about David Thewlis until he played Lupin (I know, the shame! ) and I think he's a cutie! I need to look into some of his other movies. I've heard great things!

I too would have been starstruck and just smiled at him. I hope if I ever get the cance to meet him (or Alan, or anyone) I get up the courage to get an autograph or at least say hello and shake their hand... I'm such a wuss sometimes. I used to work in a fairly upscale popular restaurant and a few stars had come in while I worked there... and I just stood at the server station and giggled like a dumbass. Even though that was 4-5 yrs ago, I don't think my courage has gotten any better.

Ness 
9/16/05 at 11:42 AM

What is your location? Tampa, FL USA

Comments:

Lurking Lawyer, thanks so much for sharing your story w/ us.  I couldn't help giggling!  Don't feel bad about the nerves.  I would have been star struck as well.  It's a darn shame about you not bringing that tape recorder though... 


sue 
9/16/05 at 11:36 AM

Comments:

Looks like these ebay jerks spoil it for everybody. They probably go home and do the signatures themselves anyway!!! Sounds like a fun night though .

 

Right, scratch me waiting til Monday to ring! I just did, she said the tix were sent out 1st class last night so I expect mine are still wending their way to the stix

Well I couldn't say that looks like Ralph, just think they could have saved a whole lot of money and got anybody!! Anybody else thing they are channeling Nosferatu with Voldie??


lurking lawyer 
9/16/05 at 11:20 AM

Comments:

Well, I have calmed down a bit since last night's excitement.  Let me see if I can tell you my David Thewlis experience briefly.  When he first came on stage, he was wearing a palish green button-down shirt (not tucked in) and wide bell-bottom blue jeans.  He's kind of lopey when he walks.  His hair was pretty messy and spikey.  He has very nice thighs. 

 

The play was like watching a radio play.  The actors sat on chairs and read from scripts while an orchestra played in the background.  The sound-effects guy was right there too. 

 

I didn't think the play was all that great.  However, David and Jennifer Jason Leigh did enact, er, the act of making love.  Remember, the play is all reading, the actors are not acting, so it was all voices, and well, it was pretty hot to hear David do this.  It was even hot to watch him, and he got pretty loud.  You can use your imaginations.

 

After the play my friend and I got lost trying to get out of the theater.  (Royce Hall is quite large and has many different corridors.)  We headed down a hall where we noticed an exit sign above a closed door.  There were a couple of other people headed that way so we followed.  As we neared the door, it was opened by an usher, and who the heck is standing right there, not five feet from me and looking right at me but David Thewlis. This was apparently a room where only people "on the list" were allowed to enter.  I saw David greeting friends and he bent over to hug an older red-haired man.  Ach!  He's such a cutey.

 

Okay, we lingered a bit there, but then went out back to the VIP parking area to wait for him.  There was a small crowd, but it was all big, burly men (and one woman all by herself).  I thought this very odd. At any rate, David finally comes out the back door (and this time he's wearing a green plaid shirt).  All the burly guys start shouting "David!"  "David!" "Autographs?"  David looked kind of confused and started towards his car (a white convertible).  He started to get in, and then got out and looked like he was going to come over and give autographs, when two of the theater parking lot guys hustle him back into his car!!!  The rats!  So, he got back into the car, and backed up at an enormous rate of speed and he backed up right into the little crowd of burly guys and they all have to scatter.  I attributed his bad driving to the fact that he's not used to the steering wheel on the left side.  Snort!!!  It was pretty funny.  The burly guys had tons of glossy photos with them, and one of them said "no Harry Potter tonight!"  I figure they weren't fans but Ebay sellers or something like that.  Losers!!! 

 

I must say it was a memorable night.  Very memorable.  I could have snapped several pictures, but I totally lost my nerve.  I'm telling you, I got a case of the nerves the minute I saw him in that back stage area.  It also felt so intrusive to be chasing him around like that!!  I would make a terrible stalker! 

 

P.S.  If I'd known he was going to do what he did in that play, I would have brought a tape recorder. 

 

 


Chalebh  
9/16/05 at 10:29 AM

Comments:
Sorry, somehow the e-mail address didn't show up. Here it is again.
Chalebh 
9/16/05 at 10:26 AM

What is your location? in front of my computer

Comments:

Hello Ladies,

 

I'm back from my short trip to Hamburg. I saw the Abba musical "Mammia Mia". Well, I grew up with their music so it was absolutely fantastic.

I now I had to scroll through about 100 posts. Thanks for the pics of the trailer and the news about the Perfume shooting.

And it's going to be a long October in front of the computer!

 

Does somebody attend the anniversary gala (Shared Experience) on November 9th?

Because if nothing goes wrong, my friend Andrea and I will be there. I received the information that we're on the guest list.

It would be wonderful if we could meet before the event. And maybe we could flock together to persuade Alan to give us some autographs?

 

So if you're in London and like to meet with us, I included my e-mail address.

 

 

 

Chalebh


sue 
9/16/05 at 10:04 AM

Comments:

Oooh! I haven't had anything yet. I was just expecting to usr the original tix I still have. If I haven't heard anything by Monday I'll ring up. 25th? hmm ......I don't think I have anything in the diary (and if I have I shall bloody cross it out!!) Must tell Lise so she can sort her shifts!


Juliet 
9/16/05 at 10:00 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

I'm not sure AR is going to be on Steve Wright in the Afternoon, just listened to SW going through the list of upcoming guests over the next few weeks/months and the nearest he got was "the stars of Harry Potter" which will be when the film comes out, I assume. Now this could include AR, but doesn't usually.

However, SW did mention Alan Whicker (the original travel show host) so I wonder if there has been a wishful thinking mis-hearing somewhere?


Laurie 
9/16/05 at 09:58 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thanks, Claudia!


Claudia 
9/16/05 at 08:59 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Here ya go, Laurie. 

 

Mr. Alan Rickman
C/O Ms Melanie Parker
ICM
Oxford House
76 Oxford Street
London  W1D 1BS
ENGLAND

 

Good luck, dear! 

 


Laurie 
9/16/05 at 08:50 AM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

I think I'm going to do what some of the others have done and send some pictures to AR and ask for his autograph. I am going to tell Melanie Parker that I don't mind waiting as long as it takes.  I figure I'll never again get the chance to see him in person and even if I did I wouldn't have the courage to talk to him.  I wrote to him one other time and I can't find the address for Melanie Parker, does anyone know it or know where I can get it?


Claudia 
9/16/05 at 08:38 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Alba, it sounds like Girona is going to be a tad like Wawa, maybe???  That would be wonderful, wouldn't it?  Looking forward to your finds! 

 

Sounds like you had a great time last night, Lurking Lawyer!  We want to hear all about the play AND your face to face experience with Thewlis!  As for toning down, just write what you feel is appropriate.

 

   


Laura 
9/16/05 at 08:37 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

I miss Mesmer with AR but looking around it's not available or it has an expensive price for my pocket.

Does anyone know where is it available for a decent price? I love saving (and spending) money for AR movies but about 35$ is too much for my taste.

Laura

PS=why his movies are so often region 1 if he's from UK? Doesn't UK sell his movies?


Claudia 
9/16/05 at 08:26 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhhhhhhh Gissing's Girl!!!!!!!  That's absolutely fantastic wonderful super duper news!!!!!   

 

I can't wait for everyone's reports of this event.  Sue, have you any word on your tickets?  Hopefully, Elaine's ticket will be in her mail when she returns from TA...can you think of a better coming home prezzie???   

 

Thanks for the links, Hikity!  That's a nice pic of AR as Harry. 

 

That picture of Voldemort sure looks like that face that appeared on the back of Quirrel's head from the first film, doesn't it?  And that was before RF signed on to do the part so its good to know they will be consistant. 

 

 


Gissings Girl 
9/16/05 at 07:30 AM

What is your location? England

Comments:

I received through the mail today two tickets for the Andrew Marr/Alan Rickman interview at the Chelsea Art College.It has been rescheduled for Tuesday October 25 at 18-30.Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee 


Julia 
9/16/05 at 06:17 AM

What is your location? Member of the SDC (Snape Dork Club) *g*

Comments:

Thanks for the articles Hikity. As far as I understand it, the first one just says something about the actors and crew, the filming locations, Girona and the Barri Gotik and Poble Espanol in Barcelona and that there were also other films being shot in Barcelona at the same time like Perfume.




.o0(must stop watching that trailer...must stop watching that trailer...must stop...) *hrhr*



hehe... good morning sunshine *ahem*
does ANYONE recognize Ralph Fiennes in that... thing?
Hikity 
9/16/05 at 05:21 AM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

 

Although not the latest,I found some Spanish articles which we have't yet posted(IMHO):

http://www.informativos.telecinco.es/perfume/dustin-hoffman/barcelona/dn_9692.htm

 

http://www.fotogramas.wanadoo.es/NOTICIAS/2551@NOTICIAS@0.html


Nadège 
9/16/05 at 05:17 AM

What is your location? France

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

Comments:

 

For the fans of Harry Potter, I found an address with all the autographs of the actors!!

http://www.thecommonroom.net/hpautographs.html

 

See You later!!


Hikity 
9/16/05 at 04:48 AM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

Lurking Lawyer, you wrote you saw Thewlis in a play? In the States or in UK and which play? Sorry for bothering you but Imust have missed something earlier here...

That horloge is nice, Nadège, I added it to my screensaver (huu, full of AR-pics now)

Alba,  read all boring things, you'll never know. Do you have any chance to go to Girona?


Lurking Lawyer 
9/16/05 at 04:26 AM

Comments:

Ack!!!!!  I saw the Thewlis play tonight!!!  I didn't get his autograph, but it was quite the evening.  I shall report tomorrow because it is now 1:30 a.m.  Be forwarned, however, that the play was very sexy!!!  Claudia should tell me now whether I'll need to tone it down a bit for the sake of our younger readers!!!  Hot diggity!  Thewlis is hot.

 

P.S.  I did come face to face with him too after the play!  Oy!


Alba 
9/16/05 at 03:18 AM

Comments:
We may have some new pics to look forward to. There is at least one article in the local Girona paper everyday about the filming there (at it hasn't even started yet...dates are 19th-24th), but they're pretty boring, so I don't post the links. Today's is about changing the street lamps which are too modern and where the trucks will park. It's that small of a city that this is a HUGE thing. If AR is filming in Girona, I'm sure (at least hoping) there will be photos and maybe interviews. I'll keep checking.
Nadège 
9/16/05 at 02:48 AM

What is your location? France

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

Comments:

Hello Girls!!

 

Alan is the sexiest professor of Hogwarts!!How do they dare to say the opposite? Lol!

 

I found on e-bay a photo particular,a clock representing Alan!!

 

 

Imagine spend all your days with Alan!!It would be magnificent

 

See you later


Dee 
9/15/05 at 09:42 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Quote:
scariest professor at Hogwart's

 

How about the "sexest" professor at Hogwarts!!

 

 


Claudia 
9/15/05 at 08:40 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Also, at the end of the second video, there is a short clip of a heart wrenching dog rescue too. 

 

 


Claudia 
9/15/05 at 08:31 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

OK, I know this is totally off topic but I just can't help myself! 

 

 

I've been following the story of 8 dolphins that were swept out to the Gulf of Mexico by Katrina from The Marinelife Oceanarium in New Orleans.  Amazingly enough, when they went to search for them yesterday, they found all 8 dolphins together!  They were able to catch two of them today--one being the sickest at the moment and take them back home. They hope to be able to "rescue" the other six over the next few days!!!! 

 

Using my new playtoys (thanks to INTJ), I have captures the videos and will share (through YouSendIt) with anyone that's interested. 

 

Dolphin Rescue 1 (09-14-2005)

 

Dolphin Rescue 2 (09-15-2005)

 

Now I am not one to actually condone dolphin captivity but when it is the only home they've known for a number of years and its either going back to captivity or die in the wild, I say catch 'em and bring 'em home. 

 


Claudia 
9/15/05 at 06:43 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ta, Leanne!  "Scariest Professor at Hogwart's...", eh?

 

 

 

 


Leanne 
9/15/05 at 06:28 PM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

just found this on Hello! magazine website!

Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
Born: February 21, 1946
Actor
Famous for: Being the scariest professor at Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Alan Rickman will be instantly recognisable to younger movie fans as the ever-sombre Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series. But long before teaming up with the boy wizard, the London-born star was earning a reputation as one of Britain's most highly-regarded theatre actors. He is also well-known for his movie villains in flicks ranging from Die Hard to Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves.

thought you might be interested although you probably know

 all that stuff anyway!

Leanne

-x-


Pam 
9/15/05 at 04:17 PM

What is your location? Massachusetts

Comments:
Hi! I havent had a chance to get over here for a while and as I quickly scanned the posts, I saw a bunch of Birthdays, anniversaries etc. Off the top of my head, Happy Anniversary to both Dee and Hikity that recently celebrated anniversaries. A big round od Happy Birthday applause to everyone else that celebrated birthdays and to those that I miised for their anniversary. All the best to you all for the new year..
I was glad to see that the HHGTTG has been released..I'll have to stop at the video store tomorrow and pickl up a copy to watch. I bet AR is really cute as Marvin..
Thanks also to everyone that has contributed photos of AR and also to the people that gave us that great shot of Snape in GOF..
If anyone wants to read a terrific series of books that are a feel good type of story, read the Mitford series. They are so warmhearted but with characters that you feel like you have known all your life. I bet you know of this series Dee as you work in the library. Have you read them? I am only on book two out of a series of perhaps 8 or so. Isnt there some way we could AR to make this into a movie??? (Hint Hint)
off to attack some laundry and dustbunnies!!! Will try to get back again soon. Take care, Pam



Claudia 
9/15/05 at 03:27 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Some church groups are expressing disappointment in the removal of the MPH ads from television and radio. 

 


Dee 
9/15/05 at 02:12 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Lauren -- I wasn't able to see the trailer until your download link. Thanks you so much! Squeeeee!! The film's special effects look fabulous (the ship coming out of the water - awesome!)!  And SNAPESNAPESNAPESNAPESNAPE!!! Count me a member of the dork club!!

 

Sue - That first B&W photo is the one I used in my Adam and Eve manipluation!

 

Glad folks are enjoying my Famous ARt! I do have a ball creating them! I wonder what AR would think of my growing collection of manipulated paintings? He's an artist. Would he get a chuckle out them or be totally appalled? In all honesty, I wouldn't want to do something he found insulting...


Hikity 
9/15/05 at 01:53 PM

Comments:

Thanks to all of you for the pics, reports, videos and trailor links. My, what a film!


Ness 
9/15/05 at 01:47 PM

What is your location? Tampa, FL USA

Comments:

INTJ, thanks so much!  I got your instructions.  I can't wait to try them out.

 

Wow and thank you to everyone for sharing the GoF trailer, interview, and pics!  You guys are just marvelous!

 

Dee, I think your ARt was just the funniest thing.  The fact that AR looks like he belongs there is wild!  And I laughed whenn I realized you were right!  He does look like he's reaching for her fig leaf! 


Claudia 
9/15/05 at 01:21 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhh and yet another report from the set of Perfume! Thanks Sue!  It really is great to read all these comments about how good the film will be from people that have an inside peek. 

 

Still  for Snow Cake!   


Laurie 
9/15/05 at 01:21 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Claudia, I've been watching Rome also and I agree with you! I wondered if AR was asked to do a part in that production. He would have been great, but I'm glad for the projects he has done (Snow Cakes & Perfume) and can't wait to see them!


Claudia 
9/15/05 at 01:15 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Getting back to the Lindsay Duncan interview once more.  I have been watching Rome on HBO the last couple of weeks and I must say that it really is an extraordinary production.  The script, sets and costumes are fantastically authentic and the acting of LD, Ciaran Hinds, and Polly Walker are just what I have grown to expect from them.....perfect.

 

Sorry, but I just needed to blow Rome's horn for just a bit. 

   


Claudia 
9/15/05 at 01:05 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Hi Another Lurker! Welcome to our group!  Please join us as often as you can.  Also, thanks to you and Daydreamer for the GoF trailer screen caps. 

 

Thanks for the link to the GoF trailer, Julia!  I thought the trailer wouldn't be out until tomorrow??? Oh well, I'm not going to argue with a day early!  LOL  Miranda Richardson looks like one tough lady, doesn't she?

 

Good work on the .mov file of the trailer, Lauren!  And here's the .wmv version.

 

HP-GoF Trailer 1 .wmv

 

Whoa!  At 4 this morning, I completely missed Dee's new piece of ARt!  I'm with Daydreamer in the unsettled department today. 

 

 sru!    After just completing my annual doctor's visit this morning and being told "its all a part of getting older.....", I can't tell you how perfect the timing of the Lindsay Duncan interview is! Thanks for the link, Sue.  "SAGA" *snort*

 

Ohhh my, I've just realized that I have not had one speck of today's news and hey....it feels good! LOL

 

 

     


sue 
9/15/05 at 01:00 PM

Comments:

Another Perfume extra has posted on IMDb:

 

"Hello imdb people!

I have been an extra during a week in the Barcelona's shooting of Perfume: Story of a murderer.

I want to say this movie will be just amazing, and probably THE 2006' MOVIE. The director, Tom Tykwer, is doing an extraodinary work, joining without any problem Steven, the photography director.

Then we have the actors. I saw an scene with Alan Rickman (who's character is Richis, I don't know wths Antoine) and Ben Wishaw (Grenouille). We know Alan Rickman, but is doing probable his best. And about Ben Wishaw, it's a greatfull revelation, really talented actor.

Pau Perramón"


sue 
9/15/05 at 12:44 PM

Comments:

I was helping somebody on lj look for a signed B&W pic of AR and found these two.

The first is my all-time fave pic of him and the one I got signed at the last PL:

 

and the other is an old favourite which I prefer in B&W to colour.

 

 

My younger son just called me into watch Newsround as the GOF trailer was on it. I told him I'd seen it already but they seemed to show lots more bits and pieces including a birds-eye view of the Quidditch stadium and a close up of the KKK-like deatheaters at the campsite. He said it looked crap but that's what I would expect from a 15 yeat old!LOL


Lauren  
9/15/05 at 12:35 PM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA

Comments:
I downloaded the GOF trailer and put it through yousendit.com

http://s25.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1OZSAIDBZN5GL1TN40LCG1PTP6

the file is a Quicktime .mov file, and is 33.4 MB, so dial-up is not the way to go... but i felt bad for those of you who can't get to it. ITS SO AWESOME!!!

so go download it already!!!


Daydreamer 
9/15/05 at 11:21 AM

Comments:

The trailer is fantastic!

Made a few more caps - they are over at my lj:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/dreamingallday/13213.html
sue 
9/15/05 at 10:02 AM

Comments:
Umm....I think you overdid the emoties Leanne
Leanne 
9/15/05 at 09:49 AM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

i am such a spaz!! i was clicking on the wrong thing!

 

 OMG Its sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooo

good,great,fantastic so many words i cant say them all!!!!!

 

I cant wait till it comes out now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

warning lots of smilies coming up now!

 

sorry it had to be done!

Leanne

-x-

 


sru (the well-known typo) 
9/15/05 at 09:39 AM

Comments:
Looks great!! Nice big trailer on Quicktime.
Lauren 
9/15/05 at 09:37 AM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA

Comments:
OMG!!! Holy Crap!!! I just watched the trailer, and I am having a spaz attack. I am currently at work, and watched it (with headphones) and I squeeeeed at my screen when i saw snape in the trailer.

i had to explain to the girl in the cube next to me that the new harry potter trailer was released today, and she just rolled her eyes... some people just don't understand!!!

I can't wait till november!! WOOHOO!!!!

I'm such a dork.


Julia 
9/15/05 at 09:21 AM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

Leanne, you have to install the QuickTime V.7.

OMFG, the trailer is AWESOME!!! I've seen Voldemort!!! WUAAAHHH.

Geez, I'm such a maniac *lol*
Leanne 
9/15/05 at 09:13 AM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

Hey, ive just been to the site but I cant set to see the trailor

thanks for the Snape Shots that should keep me going till it comes out on the GoF site!

Leanne

-x-


Bluebeatbabe 
9/15/05 at 08:55 AM

What is your location? Sheffield S.Yorkshire UK

Comments:
Sru.

Thanks for the article on Lindsay Duncan... very interesting piece and it looks as if the Beeb will have a hit on their hands with 'Rome'
Very illuminating comment from Lindsay... re.


'Les Liaisons '

'The show was supposedly notorious for making you want to go straight home and enjoy sex. “Yes,” Lindsay said at the time, “but they want to have it with Alan Rickman, my co-star, not me.”

Ladies... How could you..NOT ...!!!!???






another lurker 
9/15/05 at 08:40 AM

Comments:

Here you go.  Not much but at least it's something.

 

 



~an


Julia 
9/15/05 at 08:27 AM

Comments:

sorry, just found the site where you can watch the trailer: http://movies.aol.com/movie_exclusive_harry_potter_goblet_clip

enjoy!
another lurker 
9/15/05 at 08:21 AM

Comments:
You'll be all pleased to know Snape makes an appearance in the new GoF trailer!  Twice, in fact.  I'm going to upload a couple of screencaps if I can and post them here in a bit.

~an


Julia  
9/15/05 at 08:21 AM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

Hello everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that the full and official Harry Potter trailer will be released in theaters and online by tomorrow, September 16th. Running time is 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
Seems like there's again no Snape in it

For more information click here: http://www.hpana.com/news.18786.html

But watch out, for there are MAJOR SPOILERS!!!

There are also links to where you can watch the trailer.

Enjoy
Alfan 
9/15/05 at 08:15 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

I was just on the HP webpage " The Leaky Cauldron" and they were discribing the three pictures that showed up the other day ( the ones from USA today) and they were saying that one of the pictures showed " the Hogwarts teachers (even Snape!)" . So we are not the only ones who  noticed that he is never in any promotional pictures or trailers. I wonder if its because he says he doesnt want to be in the shots or hides from cameras when they apppear ( highly doubt it), of if JKR doesnt want alote of Snape to be revealed because of future references and occurences in books( higly doubt it), or could it be that Snape just isnt going to appear very much in this movie so his shots are sparce ( probably).

Thanks for the Snowcake picture, i definitly like that one. Well the girl/lady in the background kinda scares me but otherwise he looks quite handsom. yum yum.


Lucy 
9/15/05 at 08:12 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Dee, that's BRILLIANT!

Lucia 
9/15/05 at 07:57 AM

Comments:

*sru* Thanks for that fab interview - I am looking forward to just sitting in front of the box this Autumn/Winter because the Beeb has so much good stuff on it. ITV 3 is also doing re runs of Brideshead Revisted too *sigh* Just hoping that the schedules dont clash.


Daydreamer 
9/15/05 at 07:16 AM

Comments:
Emily: wow! what a great find! Alan looks adorable!

sru 
9/15/05 at 06:49 AM

Comments:

I was just taking out house insurance with SAGA (Send All Grannies Abroad), one of the slight advantages of being over 50!!After pressing the payment section I wandered around the site and found THIS interview with Lindsay Duncan.


Bluebeatbabe 
9/15/05 at 04:56 AM

What is your location? Sheffield S.Yorkshire UK

Comments:
Wow Dee,
Would you'Adam and Eve it?!!!!'

Lovely picture- I can safely say that Alan fits in very well there !

Gosh, that manipulation might just unsettle me for the rest of the day !
Nice work !
Laura 
9/15/05 at 04:42 AM

Comments:

Emily

the picture is fantastic, thank you for sharing!

INTJ, I received your email and wrote you back,I had some internet problems, thou, so if you don't receive my answer write to kerrylaura@yahoo.com

my mailbox is all empty

...thank you!!


sue 
9/15/05 at 04:09 AM

Comments:

Thanks for the new find Emily! Queen of the Detectives.

I love Durer Dee

Catrioan - my first thought was Alistair Cooke too, but he has a touch of the Eric Sykes (sans spex) too and somebody else I can't quite put a finger on LOL(not a lot of help I know!)


Claudia 
9/15/05 at 03:57 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Yooo hello! What a rare find, Emily!  How do you do it?

 

He looks great in the picture. I can't wait for Snow Cake!

 


Ricky 
9/15/05 at 12:18 AM

What is your location? Austria

Comments:

Thank you so much! This Snow-Cake-photo is really lovely!

Ricky


Dee 
9/14/05 at 11:56 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Thought I'd share my latest Famous ARt Wallpaper:

 “I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.” Albrecht Dürer, 1528

 

 ...and most of us will agree that AR is the best example of perfection!

 

 

The reserved, rather melancholy German artist, Albrecht Dürer, left a legacy of altarpieces, portraits, engravings and handwritten letters. His copper engraving of "Adam and Eve" takes us to paradise poised to fall. The sculpted couple are shown as the perfect female and male nudes (Sigh...I wish a woman with chubby thighs was still considered perfection). The serpent gives Eve the fatal fruit while Adam stretches out his hand to receive it (although, to me, it sort of looks like he’s reaching for her fig leaf). The animals symbolize the division of the human soul after the Fall of Man.

 

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!


Rachael  
9/14/05 at 10:59 PM

What is your location? Virginia

Comments:

And love the Snow Cake photo he looks exsellent in it too.


Rachael  
9/14/05 at 10:58 PM

What is your location? Virginia

Comments:

He looks like he is letting his hair go grey and he looks really good. Love the clothing look like he has lost weight but he does need to lose the shoe in my opinion if he is going to wear sandles. He should wear fipflops. But still exsellent photo.

 

~Rachael~


Vicki 
9/14/05 at 10:55 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Emily - you win the super-sleuth award for coming up with the latest pics!  Great work!

 

Catriona - I'm not sure, but could that picture be of Alistair Cooke?  (May have spelled the name wrong). 

 

Yippee - Snape pictures....and an extended trailer is released tomorrow (it may already be tomorrow for some of you!)  I wonder if they kept the scene in the film where Snape threatens Harry with the bottle of veritaserum.  We need more Snape! 

 

Where is the article where they talk about Alan dancing between takes with Maggie Smith?

 

I think Alan is wearing a toe-ring in his sandal picture.  Now what does his shirt say?  Can some of you smarty-pants girls get a clearer picture of that? 

 

Thanks for all of the great updates!  This group is the greatest!

 

 


Emily 
9/14/05 at 10:32 PM

Comments:

It's not from Barcelona, but this picture has never been seen before. AR and the "Snow Cake" cast at a private party for local Wawa big-shots.

 


melissa 
9/14/05 at 09:51 PM

Comments:

I know i am SLOW, but i just discovered who has a next best reading/narration voice after AR:  Stephen Fry.

 

yup

 

(though not delisciously sexy like AR)

 

quite a nice voice.  I have recently discovered the hilarity of Jeeves and Wooster and have spent countless hours in front of my computer watching one episode after another.  This being partly due to the fact that i can't get my grimy little hands on anything AR.

 

Damn

 

 


Lauren  
9/14/05 at 09:24 PM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA

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

Comments:
Claudia: thanks so much for the link of the Click It ad.

emerys:
thanks for the side by side "feet" photos. They seem to be different shoes, but hell, if they are actually socks in sandals, its no big deal. at least he's comfy, right??

INTJ: thanks for the links to those videos, it's a nice addition to my growing alan collection on my hard drive!


Daydreamer 
9/14/05 at 05:48 PM

Comments:
INTJ - yes, got your email and already wrote you back. Thanx again!
Catriona 
9/14/05 at 05:40 PM

Comments:

off topic, I know...

But does anybody know, who that is?

I'm going slightly mad, and I don't want to dream of him instead of AR!!!


INTJ  
9/14/05 at 05:05 PM

Comments:

Oops, sorry, forgot to add my e-mail address...


INTJ 
9/14/05 at 05:01 PM

Comments:

Thanks SO much for the lovely compliments, everyone!!
Glad to be of service.

Laura - are you still having trouble downloading the file? Alternatively, you may want to try this link:

http://s33.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3IKD6JVDX5EGG25OSZDTB01FZY

Ness - got your message, thanks! Did you get my reply?

Daydreamer and Laura - did my e-mails get through to you? If not, drop me a line, please, and I'll re-send them.



Susan CA 
9/14/05 at 05:00 PM

Comments:
Thank you very much for all the information, Maria.  If the Mac maven is able to make it work for me, I'll share it with the other Mac users (if there are any).

I agree that the campaign for Prince William looks fairly hopeless at this point unless AR's fans decide it's worth doing.  Nice to have something to do which might help, however.


AFNH 
9/14/05 at 04:14 PM

Comments:
Thanks INTJ for making the LA and GQ vids available, and thanks to Claudia for the MPH, can't believe that OFCOM could ban that, have they nothing better to do?

On a LA theme, have now (at last) scanned in the cover of the mag being offered for another silly price on eBay, and you can find it here Love Actually MetroLife Cover.

Was having a quick read of our local free paper when I came in from work tonight, and saw that Bill Nighy is promoting the childrens' cancer charity CLIC Sargent. You can read the letter here.

Thanks, Sharen, for the first Snape pic from GoF, at least we know he's actually in it now - LOL!

Claudia - there seems to be a lot of Dennis Potter being released at the moment. I certainly like the look of the LWT dvd, with Donald Pleasance and Tom Conti.

Very sad about Sharleen Spiteri.....
sue 
9/14/05 at 03:56 PM

Comments:

Worldwide Satellite Trailer Debut: HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE

Info HERE


Maria 
9/14/05 at 03:24 PM

What is your location? Russia

Comments:
Susan:  About the macro-command

I am on PC, Windows XP and use a handy programm "HotKeyboard"  very extensively. (It is user-friendly and awfully useful!)
Official site.
The macro i recorded is very simple: in the active browser window activate the necessary link (pressing the "Tab" key certain number of times), then press "Enter", wait, and again - certain number of "Tab" to activate our link).
The macro is saved and scheduled to execute every 16 minutes

This is not freeware, but they give a 30-days trial period, if I am not mistaken. I can share the programm and the ready-made macro with everyone when October comes

(I am sure there are other tools of this kind for PC and for Mac too!)

(so, we now must vote for Prince William? (For the present, he doesn't seem to go very well without our help ;-)






Ness  
9/14/05 at 03:14 PM

What is your location? Tampa, FL, USA

Comments:

Because I'm lazy, I shall hense forth just go by Ness.  Everyone calls me Ness in real life anyways.

 

I've tried to play w/ the hotel pic and I can't get toes.  I do think the shoes are sandals, but I'm not 100% sure.  I'm not saying yes or no on the socks or no socks, since I was dead wrong on yesterday's pic.

 

Dude, I can't believe someone would ban the MPH ad!  That's just WRONG!  I realize that they are slightly political, but really poverty is something that all parties are concerned about.

 

INTJ, my email is fvnesscafe@yahoo.com in case you didn't  get my reply.  Thanks so much for sharing your secrets and a great big THANK YOU for giving us the gift of more Alan to watch.

 

Laura, do you have Real player?  It should update to whatever the player needs automaticly.  I had to download Real player myself.  I forgot that I'd gotten rid of it since I don't see many real files anymore.

 

Claudia, God bless you for showing the MPH ad w/ Alan in it!  I've never seen it before.  Now if only I can figure out how to get screen caps from it....

 

 


Claudia 
9/14/05 at 03:04 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks emerys!  Those are definitley two different pairs of shoes.  The ones on the left--the brown had a scalloped edge where as the sandals (possibly slides) on the right have a straight edge. 

 

 


Claudia 
9/14/05 at 02:47 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

An interesting AR news alert:

 

Dennis Potter on DVD

 

 


emerys 
9/14/05 at 02:43 PM

Comments:

 

mmm good question...I say sneakers on the left and sandals on the right, but that's just my opinion.

 

hey he's fifty-something and wear a trousers like any young guy!!

(yeah my dad loves the sandals/socks/bermuda shorts *sigh*)


Laura  
9/14/05 at 02:40 PM

Comments:

Like Daydreamer I'm interested too on this

I( found and tried a couple of sotwares that convert formats and download videos for streaming but my pc doesn't like them and crashes (sniff sigh buuuaaaaa)

 

Claudia, thank you for the hint

 

thank you again for the videos INTJ!

 

 


Daydreamer 
9/14/05 at 02:05 PM

Comments:
INTJ - you're amazing!
a lot for both videos!

Could you write me, if it's not a secret, how you capture them, please?

Anyway, I made a few more screencaps from that LA interview:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/dreamingallday/12892.html

Marlina 
9/14/05 at 02:04 PM

Comments:

Anyone have this Galaxy Quest transcript? I understand english but it's hard to follow the conversation..


Claudia 
9/14/05 at 01:52 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

INTJ! Thank you so much for snagging the GQ interview.  I have tried for ages and have often paniced at the thought of it just one day disappearing!  So thanks to you we have it for "eternity"!

 

Thanks for trying, Dee.  If they are sneakers, I would just like to see a picture of them.

 

Juliet, it really is sad to hear of the SS breakup.  Wasn't the fellow she was with/married to a childhood sweatheart? 

 

Sue, the removal of the MPH ads is down right shameful!  Thanks for the link.

 

I just checked the MPH site and I see they are back up now so I'll be adding the banner back to the top of this page a little later this evening. 

 

Lauren, there are a couple variations of the MPH ad and a Canadian site was actually the only one that had the one with AR in it.  I will add it to the site...eventually but until then, I uploaded it to YouSendIt for you. 

 

MPH Click It Ad

 

Laura, the YouSendIt server might be extremely busy so you might want to try INTJ's link a little later.

 


sue 
9/14/05 at 01:48 PM

Comments:

Thanks INTJ


Laura 
9/14/05 at 01:28 PM

Comments:

INTJ

I get an error message

How can I see this video? thank you for saving the other one! I'm downloading right now, thank youuuuu!!!


Marlina  
9/14/05 at 01:23 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

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

Comments:

Hey all!

 

Can't wait for the next voting session..

Anyway.. Anyone in this guestbook play Friendster?

 

Thank you fro the new piccies..

 

Alan as Snape picture already spread to many Alan dedicated site and livejournal He's a wonder, isn't he?

 

Alan! GO! GO!

 

Love you All!


INTJ 
9/14/05 at 12:58 PM

Comments:

Hi gals, just a very quick post (will be back later) - Claudia told me about a protected Galaxy Quest interview. I snagged it this morning. You can download it here (RealMedia file, 4 MB):

http://s24.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3UNCCQQCVD7UF2CW38NHUI7U68



Lauren 
9/14/05 at 12:39 PM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA

Comments:
sue: thanks for the link. I can't believe they banned those ads! does anyone have them online? or know where i can download them? i think they are artfully well made, and well, Alan is in it.

Also, I can't tell from those hotel shots about the shoes/sandals issue. I will try to play in photoshop later today and see if i can see anything... the brown part looks similar to the sandals in the "toes" photo so they could be the same sandals. I also think its funny that now that we aren't voting every 5 seconds, we are obessing over the man's feet.  I guess we need something to keep us busy!!

thanks also for the quick GOF icon. I can't wait for the movie - I hope they have the scene where Snape pulls up his sleeve to reveal the Dark Mark on his arm to the mister of magic. (sorry, I'm a harry potter dork )


sue 
9/14/05 at 11:46 AM

Comments:

Sorry, last attempt!

LINK


Dee 
9/14/05 at 11:44 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Sorry Claudia -- I couldn't discover the secret behind the mystery shoes from those shots. I played with them for quite awhile, but the white at the toes is just too blown out. They are either full shoes with white tips, sandels with white socks, or the man has the whitest toes I've ever seen!

 

Maybe someone else can try their skills?


sue 
9/14/05 at 11:44 AM

Comments:

For some reason I am having trouble posting with links so THIS is the link:

"http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1568498,00.html"


sue 
9/14/05 at 11:41 AM

Comments:

Hi Juliet, that is very sad and so is THIS!!

I checked for info on that after reading this piece in tonight's Standard by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown:

"OFCOM, the media regulator, has banned the celebrity Make Poverty history TV campaign.

Emma Thompson, Kate Moss and other stars came on the screens and clicked their fingers every three seconds - a reminder that a child dies of poverty in the world every three seconds.

Tut,tut, the regulator said, too political,unacceptable. It's okay for Big Brother to show us a woman committing a sex act with a wine bottle, but not for us to know about the policies which mean so many children die in poverty.

Presumably it would have been fine if some bitter cynic had come on at the same time to argue that the poordeserve nothing better, or that they are the damned - in the name of balance. That would have satisfied our conscientious regulators"


Juliet 
9/14/05 at 10:23 AM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Slightly OT, read in yesterday's paper that Sharleen Spiteri is back on the market, sad 'cos they have a little one.

New readers start here: SS is lead singer with Texas and tangoed with AR on the "In Demand" vid.


sue 
9/14/05 at 09:58 AM

Comments:

A quick Snapey icon:


RickiNicki 
9/14/05 at 09:41 AM

Comments:
Claudia, I didn't get you wrong, I know that you wouldn't say anything in disrespect. It's just that my dad wears this combination and I don't like it. Maybe you're right, it doesn't look like AR.

Claudia 
9/14/05 at 09:31 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I don't think that is AR in that pic, RickiNicki.  And also, I didn't mean any disrespect to your father.  I would only completely lose it if AR wore shorts with sock and sandals or the scenario that Susan, CO described!  

 

Yep, MRG is right cute, Sue.  I think it will be quite fun to try to find him in the scene.  *grin*

 

Oops, I forgot about Steve Wright, Em! Thanks to Jules for looking out for us.  She's certainly saved me the time of listening to three days worth of archives.  Well, if he doesn't interview AR this week, maybe next week. 

 

I have to admit that I enjoyed the up close and personal examination of AR's toes from last night. But actually, I don't think there really was any question about sandals and socks in yesterday's photo.  It was the photo taken in the hotel from a few weeks ago that the socks and sandals question came up. 

 

 

 

 

Would someone work some "closer look" magic on these?

 

Thank you Sharen for the new Snape pic.

 

 

   


Julia 
9/14/05 at 09:28 AM

What is your location? Germany - on my way to the bathtub cause it's so cold outside :-(

Comments:
WHEEEEEEE!!!! Sharen, thank you SO much for the Snape pic, I've been waiting for this for so long, I started thinking he won't be in the film at all. You made my day *drools*



*ahem* sorry guys, just the outburst of a hopeless Snape-addict
RickiNicki 
9/14/05 at 08:04 AM

Comments:

 Hikity, you're right, I should have a word with my daddy.

On this pic I was wondering if that guy in the velvet costume is our man? Can anyone tell? Didn't AR mention that he's wearing something like that?


Annessa  
9/14/05 at 07:46 AM

What is your location? Tampa, FL USA

Comments:

Morning ladies! Hope you guys don't mind if I make myself a regular here.  You all seem like such a nice bunch of people and you're so informative!

 

INTJ, is there any way you could share your snagging secrets w/ me as well?  PLEEEEEEEEASE?

Sharen, thanks so much for the heads up on the Snapey pic!  I have been waiting for a GoF look at Sev.  What a snarl!

 

 


Hikity 
9/14/05 at 07:07 AM

Comments:

Nothing much happens with the votes for William. Is here anybody who votes for him ?? Or should be better leave it??


sue 
9/14/05 at 05:45 AM

Comments:

I'm not so sure about the Prince William idea. I don't think William will be getting  a huge number votes from the youngsters so much as the "slightly older ladies" who think he is a "nice young man". It's a shame we don't know how many Elijah got the first time to see how strong the voting was for him. I see Ronan and Robbie are very close and Ronan is a favourite of the "slightly older lady" I also expect a late burst for Matthew MacFadyen after the release of Pride & Prejudice this Friday.

Blimey I sound like John McCririck!! (Wanders off to shoot myself)


Hikity 
9/14/05 at 04:25 AM

What is your location? Germany, not so warm any more

Comments:

Sharen, thanks a lot for the new pics. Hermione looks gorgeous - I am really looking forward to seeing this film in November.

 

Susan, everything clear now, very clever you...I am going to vote for William but please be carefull ladies not to reach the 11,000

 

Dee, wonderful toes (very relieved about the outcomet to be honest) - you made my day


Jules 
9/13/05 at 11:22 PM

What is your location? England

Comments:

LOL, great pic of Alan and his toes!!   One thing you can say about us, we are very thorough, heheh.

 

Sharen thanks for the Prof Snape pic.  I believe it is the first, as I regularly scan HP sites and up to now there have been no Severus pics.

There is a funny offscreen story about the Ball in GoF.  Apparently Alan was dancing with Maggie Smith inbetween takes.   I have this lovely image in my head, Professors Snape and McGonnagle going for a spin around the dance floor in their robes.  I wonder if it was the tango, or quickstep and if Alan was saying to Maggie, 'quick, quick, slowww' hahaaa.

 

I am listening to Steve Wright, but no news yet of Alan's appearance.  


Dee 
9/13/05 at 11:17 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Sharen -- Good Snape catch! Squeeeeeee! I'm so excited! Although I hate that flippy wig, the man's sneer makes my knees weak!


Susan CA  
9/13/05 at 10:59 PM

Comments:
Hikity--If we all vote for Prince William (he seems to be the one people think would compete most with Elijah Wood) and he wins this week, then he will be in the monthly voting with AR and EW.  Then the two of them--EW and PW--will split the cute-young-thing vote, and so neither of them can win. 

So our next step is to vote for the Prince, like it or not,  because it will help AR win the monthly.

Maria, can you tell a little about how you set up your micro-command?  I am a Mac user, but the guy who makes my techno-life possible says he might be able to make one for me if he knew how you did yours.  (I wondered who besides me was voting last night when it was after midnight in CA--it must have been your computer, since we don't have any known members in Hawaii.)

And thanks to everyone for all the goodies, especially the video and AR's toes.




Annessa 
9/13/05 at 09:28 PM

What is your location? Tampa, FL USA

Comments:

 Well color me embarrassed!  Those are his toes!!!  I don't have Photoshop, but I do have Jasc Paint Shop Pro.  I changed the contrast and the levels and sure enough you can see his toes!  I can't find a noise filter to use to get the effect you did, but you can still see them if you change the contrast a couple times and mess w/ the light levels.  Darn, some of you ladies have good eyes!


Sharen 
9/13/05 at 09:26 PM

What is your location? FL

Comments:

So many clever people here! Susan CA with vote strategizing, Maria with a macro, and INTJ with video snagging.

 

And Dee, you Photoshop genius! Thanks for clearing that up.

Funny, on my cheap old monitor it sort of looks like a toe ring on the 2nd toe of his left foot. Whatever, as long as he's comfy.


Sharen 
9/13/05 at 09:22 PM

What is your location? FL

Comments:

Is this our first pic of Snape from GOF?

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2005-09-13-potter-first-look_x.htm


Dee 
9/13/05 at 09:03 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

I hate to disagree...but I read the socks or no socks debate and decided to take a closer look in Photoshop. After adjusting the contrast and noise, this is what I came up with. Those look like cute toes to me! (and no, I did not manipulate anything and add toes!)

 



INTJ 
9/13/05 at 07:31 PM

What is your location? Glued to my PC screen, trying to figure out what's on Alan's t-shirt

Comments:
Hi Claudia,
Thanks so much for the warm welcome! I've just sent you a private e-mail, don't want to bore the GB rigid with computer talk.
Oh - what a lovely new pic! I must say, I don't mind men wearing sandals at all. And I, too, really like his casual outfit. Especially the t-shirt. Black SO suits him.

Susan 
9/13/05 at 07:04 PM

What is your location? CO

Comments:
It could be worse.  He could be wearing shorts, black socks and loafers.
Annessa 
9/13/05 at 07:02 PM

What is your location? Tampa, FL USA

Comments:

Girls, don't fool yourself.  He's wearing socks w/ those sandals.  I magnified the sucker 1500% to get as clear and close to check for toes and there are no toes.  You know except for the lack of sneakers instead of the sandals I really like him in that casual/slouchy outfit there.  Am I crazy?  I think he looks quite tasty that way.


Emily 
9/13/05 at 06:01 PM

Comments:

Is anyone in the UK keeping an ear on the Steve Wright show?


sue 
9/13/05 at 05:44 PM

Comments:

BTW MRG looks quite cute too, must look out for him in the orgy scene!!

 (My elder son used to wear trousers like that all the time. Hmm.. he probably would have fittted in well in the 18th C!! He certainly had the lack of table manners!))


Lauren  
9/13/05 at 05:37 PM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA

Comments:
I too love Alan's wardrobe. I think he dresses himself very well. Of course there are a few mishaps, but that happens when you are one of those *famous* people and everywhere you go someone is taking a picture of you...

well, and sometimes he just makes mistakes
(see RedTango's fashion police section).

I am not a fan of the man-sandals, but as you said, at least its not with shorts. And if you look closely, I think those are his toes, and not socks. He's just pale and needs a suntan.

Hikity 
9/13/05 at 05:04 PM

Comments:

Shudder, brrr, RickiNicki you have to have a word with your dad...now I really go to bed, nighty night

P.S. I miss voting


RickiNicki 
9/13/05 at 04:55 PM

Comments:
Quote:
socks and sandals with shorts


Claudia: My dad does wear them with shorts....


Claudia 
9/13/05 at 04:49 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Alanfan wrote:

Quote:
I don't what size tee-shirt he wears but he sure fills it well.

 

Ohhhh yes! 

 

I don't really have a problem with AR's wardrobe at all.  In fact, there really has only been one time I had to hide my eyes and that was a tan suit he wore during PL in NY.  I'll have to see if I can dig up the photo. 

 

Socks with sandals aren't really so bad as long as they are worn slacks and not shorts!  If he were to wear socks and sandals with shorts, I just think I would completely lose it.

 


RickiNicki 
9/13/05 at 04:43 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:
Hikity, ha, in my home town it's common to wear sandals with socks (only men of course). No, I'm joking, but I know a lot of (German) men who do wear them with socks. *horrible* My dad wears them with sport's socks.

Alanfan 
9/13/05 at 04:36 PM

What is your location? Yorkshire

Comments:

I don't what size tee-shirt he wears but he sure fills it well. I like the new piccy thanks Claudia, socks with sandals 'shudders'.

Does any one know how they assess the Hello man of the year? Is it how many votes the twelve men have for their month or have we to vote again?


Hikity 
9/13/05 at 04:35 PM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

Claudia, nothing new to me.; I am not surprised about anything anymore . Of the few men I know who don't know how to dress He definitely belongs to them (IMO). Well, who wanted to be the ironing lady??    I am going to write a nice application letter for dress assistant to MP and the first deed in my new job would be to throw the grey-white linen jacket in the bint (of his neighbour so he won't find it). Men's SANDALS - I hate them - clogs are fine though...

and RickiNicki , don't exaggerate - in my personal social environment nobody wears socks and sandals (but nevertheless I know one who does, )

Nightynight, see you tomorrow


Nadège 
9/13/05 at 04:29 PM

What is your location? France

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

Comments:

 

Hello Girls!!

If you look well at the photo Alan wears scandals but no socks we see the toes!!!  

It is difficult to see them but he has no socks!!!

 

See you later

 

 


Barbara 
9/13/05 at 04:25 PM

What is your location? New Zealand

Comments:

Great picture on Pic of the Day (Wednesday) of Helen and Alan having a laugh in their costumes of A&C. Don't think it is part of the play but them being themselves. btw - when I went to the National Theatre last month I saw David Ryall in The UN Inspector. He was the kind chap, George, the rat man in TMD. I always liked his character.


Annessa 
9/13/05 at 04:23 PM

What is your location? Tampa, FL USA

Comments:

Speaking of Alan's clothes, does anyone know what size t-shirt he wears?  I'm guessing XL, but he's got that slight belly and I'm wondering if he'd be more of an XXL...


RickiNicki 
9/13/05 at 04:20 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:
Hey wow, that's a great new pic. But why is he wearing socks with sandals? It's all the Germans' fault, believe me, this has been rubbed of on AR. Usually Germans are said to wear sandals with socks (and it's true, my dad does!!!).

Sue, you're right, what can that be on AR's t-shirt. This time it's definetly not Russian.

Lucky chap that MNG, AR must be in good mood these days.

I'm so looking forward to seeing Perfume, I reckon it's gonna be a great movie. And if that orgy is said to be great and the best, oh my, oh my.


Annessa 
9/13/05 at 04:18 PM

What is your location? Tampa, FL USA

Comments:

 

 

Yes, it would appear the Alan is wearing sandals there and w/ socks.

 

 

Quote:
Yep Sue...there's nothing like a good orgy talk to bring 'em out from hiding, right? 

Well, now you can blame us.  You talk orgy and Alan in the same general area and women can't help themselves. 


Hikity 
9/13/05 at 04:17 PM

Comments:

Hi to the newbies - wonderful to have such talented girls here.

Susan, would be please explain in more detail whom I should vote in order to split which votes ?? I didn't understand  a word,


Claudia 
9/13/05 at 04:12 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  Yep Sue...there's nothing like a good orgy talk to bring 'em out from hiding, right? 

 

I know we have to have someone here that will recognize the emblem on his shirt.

 

As for the shoes.  I don't know about the earlier pic.  At first I was convinced that he had on sandals and socks but after everyone said they were sneakers, I backed down.  I can look at the pic now and my eyes go either way. But today's pic definitely are sandals. 

 

 


sue 
9/13/05 at 04:04 PM

Comments:

Yes they are sandals but the others weren't, I'll put money on it!LOL


Emily 
9/13/05 at 04:02 PM

Comments:

Hey Claudia!  I guess you were right about the sandles and white socks ...


Claudia 
9/13/05 at 04:00 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hello Maria and welcome to our group!  We are a lot of fun and I hope you will stay with us for a long time. 

 

Maria wrote:

Quote:
(And it will be good for the world to be better aware of Alan) 

 

I whole heartedly agree with you there! 

 


sue 
9/13/05 at 03:58 PM

Comments:

Great pic Claudia! Mine was the post that MRG first replied to about the orgy on IMDb! LOL So I shall claim kudos for that!!LOL

Looks like we may be in for another "What the heck is that on the t-shirt" game!


Maria 
9/13/05 at 03:52 PM

What is your location? Russia

Comments:
Hello everyone!
I am a rather new AR fan (but very-very faithful already .
This is a wonderful site and a very pleasant and informative guest-book. I like your company, dear ladies!
I joined the voting only yesterday evening, but was voting very hard all night long (and morning and afternoon). Oh, I did go to bed actually, but a very simple macro-command kept voting for me
We can use this technique in October. I am so glad Alan won! Hope we manage to make him a winner of the year! I think it is quite possible if we organize well.
(I doubt that it will please Alan greatly, but it will please us! (And it will be good for the world to be better aware of Alan).



Claudia 
9/13/05 at 03:45 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

New pic alert!  MRG, the actor that was in the orgy scene is sharing his picture of he and AR.  MRG is the man in the hat.

 

Now I'm telling you...those are sandals for sure this time!!!!  LOL   

 

 


Claudia  
9/13/05 at 03:30 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Welcome and a huge thank you to our new magician, INTJ!!!  I don't know how you did it but thank you so much for snagging it for us.  If you want to share a trade secret, I'm all ears!  LOL

 

Thanks for the thoughts on the two shows, Bluebeatbabe.  I really like Bill Paterson too.  I can't recall anything that I've seen him in being a disappointment.  I will be sure to catch Sea of Souls, then.

 

If anyone has never seen Bill Paterson in Traffik (Lindsay Duncan is in it too), if you ever get the chance, do.  Its soooo much better than the Hollywood film Traffic which starred Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones, and a few others. 

     

 


INTJ 
9/13/05 at 02:50 PM

What is your location? Mentally, wherever Alan is

Comments:

Hi gals, * waves at the regular crowd and all the newbies*

I'm an eternal (literally - I've been lurking about for ages) lurker who's finally delurking to say -- Yayyy, we did it!! Alan won!! Well, how could the most attractive man on the planet NOT win?

Jules - Ok, Alan, JUST LOOK IN THE MIRROR!!!

I *so* agree. Our man just doesn't get how beautiful he is!!

I also wanted to post a little something for y'all. I snagged the protected AOL streaming video that Laura posted a link to about two weeks ago (the 'Love Actually' Q&A vid with Alan and Emma) and have just uploaded it as a Windows media file (23 MB) to yousendit.com:

http://s21.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=36UDUNJ0KNTSE1V8V5URS88093

Everyone should now be able to save it to their computers.

Claudia - I also wanted to send you a bunch of hugs for making this site the most wonderful Alan place on the net!!

bBluebeatbabe 
9/13/05 at 02:34 PM

What is your location? Sheffield

Comments:

Hi, Claudia,

 

I've watched both Ny-Lon and Sea Of Souls, I thought NY-LON was very good, quirky, now Sea of Souls , I think is one of the best-ever dramas to come out of the BBC, I think they are currently working on the third series Series 1 and 2 were brilliant. There is  A Sea Of Souls website on the BBC page under drama and it is well constructed. I have  a review published on it under the name  D.Langman Sheffield.

 

Incidentially, I think Bill Paterson is a brilliant actor too and he is a really nice man , He sent me one of his own cd's on 'Stories from a Glasgow childhood' A work he wrote and produced for BBC , Scotland with a signed photo and he sent me a lovely personal letter- he donated it for the annual Ball at the Cystic Fibrosis Unit where I work in Sheffield ( I do all the celebrity items  for the Ball ) He was also in TMD with Alan!

 

DO not miss Sea of Souls under any circumstances. It's a drama which raises many questions and leaves much unexplained, about parapsychologists.


Bluebeatbbabe 
9/13/05 at 02:20 PM

What is your location? Sheffield

Comments:

Brilliant ladies... a great effort.. that's just where our man belongs..,. WINNER

 

I'm not worrying about the monthly, I think Alan has a great chance... because let's be honest ladies, I know there are some 'Pretty' BOYS there... but Alan is the complete package !  Also, lets not forget he is 20-30 years older than some of these guys and Alan pulls in alot of support accross the age groups from very young to the more mature and he seems to have fansites all over the world, yea, so if you're tuning in Italy, Germany France , Canada, the U.S Europe , please support Alan in the monthly vote beginning in October. WE will put our man at the TOP.

 

 It would also be great to get a good feature on him in the magazine.

 

Great work ladies... BRING IT ON... !


Claudia 
9/13/05 at 02:16 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhh the strategy rages on!  I like your thinking Susan, CA!   

 

Sue, you know me to well, I think. But add "would be cradle robber" to that Royalist tag.  LOL

 

The When Love Speaks CD charity auction is a great idea!  The Nighy pictures are cute.  And he signs "Love" Bill.  Isn't that sweet?

 

For BBC-A subscribers.  I was looking at their site for upcoming shows and found two that might be interesting.  Brits, feel free to weigh in as to whether I should waste my time, please.  The first show is NY-LON. This show was filmed in New York and London.  It stars the fellow from Quills and the girl is Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton's daughter.  Might be interesting. 

 

The other show I have more faith in though.  It has the great Bill Paterson (Sandy in TMD) in it.  Its called Sea of Souls


Susan CA 
9/13/05 at 01:30 PM

Comments:
Is there anyone on this week's poll list who appeals to the same people who like Elijah Wood?  We could try to vote him into the monthly runoff to split those votes with EW and make AR's chances of winning better.

Jules 
9/13/05 at 12:53 PM

What is your location? England

Comments:

Eeh, we really did very well, girls.  It is sooo good to see Alan's name there as most attractive man of the week!   I don't think we need worry about the amount of votes Hugh Jackman has, we did over 11,000 in a week, just think how many we can produce in a month!!  Yes, I have a very good feeling about this, hah.  I've looked at this weeks selection and only like Prince William out of the other motley bunch.

 

Heh, I too can just imagine Alan's reaction if he goes on to win overall.  He'll probably say, "I just don't get it how women fancy me."  

Ok, Alan, JUST LOOK IN THE MIRROR!!!

 

Still no pictures of Professor Snape in GoF???  *sigh* Oh well, they are obviously leaving the best till last imho.


Hikity 
9/13/05 at 12:11 PM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

I would like to second that too, but there is still my paper lingering aroung waiting for my pencil


Lauren 
9/13/05 at 11:53 AM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA

Comments:

the truth is I AM nuts and DON'T have anything to do!


I second that!!   



Dee 
9/13/05 at 11:46 AM

What is your location? Indiana - hot & dry

Comments:

Michelle -- Thanks for the description of the magazine. Sounds like most of our celebrity mags. I'm so sick of Paris Hilton I could puke!

 

Peekaboo -- Ahhh... ya mean it's not magic?   

 

Claudia -- Bet you're right about AR's reaction to the "Most Attractive Man" news. From his past remarks, it sounds like he truly appreciates his fans -- but, he thinks we're all nuts and should have better things to do. How little he knows... the truth is I AM nuts and DON'T have anything to do!


sue 
9/13/05 at 11:29 AM

Comments:

Matthew McFadyen is the new Mr.Darcy as well, isn't he?

(Of course some of us think there was nothing wrong with the old Mr.Darcy!!


sue 
9/13/05 at 11:27 AM

Comments:

Someone is selling an autographed When Love speaks cd for charity on ebay HERE If you click on "View Sellers Other Items" you can find a lot of stuff all for the same Youth Project. Rolf Harris seems very popular!!as does Bill Nighy. Might be some bargains their for people.


AFNH 
9/13/05 at 11:23 AM

Comments:
I bet there's a lot of "??????" and head scratching going on at the Hello camp right now. Doesn't it make you feel great!??? ***grin***
I see Matthew McFadyen is in the new poll. He used to be in Spooks, and was in Poliakoff's Perfect Strangers.
sue 
9/13/05 at 11:06 AM

Comments:
It's OK Claudia you can come out as a closet Royalist, we won't say a word!!
Claudia 
9/13/05 at 10:03 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Alba, thanks for the links and the summary of each.  There's no "Catalán to English" in Babel Fish. *grin* 

 

Laura, thank you for the reminder of when shooting is to wrap in Spain. 

 

I believe there was once a blurb about AR partnering with Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness in a production company back when it was first announced that AR would appear in D-LF's Standing Room Only.  I haven't ever been able to find anything else about it.  However, Hugh Jackman's resume on IMDb says he partners in a production company called "Seed Productions" with his friend John Palermo.  I suppose there could be more than one company but I actually hung this rumor up a long time ago.

 

On a side note, even though search results of Standing Room Only still lists AR as appearing in it, it has been reported that he is no where to be found in the film and I've noticed that the title has been removed from AR's IMDb resume.    

 

Sadly Sue, I have to agree with you on the fan bases of Depp and Bloom.  And I'm not even going to say who I favor in this week's vote.  Yall will throw tomatoes at me!  LOL   

 

Although I'd like to think AR would be thrilled to be informed of his "Most Attractive Man..." title, I'm thinking a very serious Snape sneer and brow arch would be more the reaction.  But our voting him to the top will make us feel darn good, right?  LOL  I know his win for last week has me grinning from ear to ear. 

  

 

  

 

 


sue 
9/13/05 at 09:35 AM

Comments:

Lauren, he's listed as September 13th  winner at the bottom right -hand column of the new weekly vote page (same link as before).

 

One has to remember that Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom have VAST fan bases. If the poll gets put about on their fanpages we won't stand a cat in hell's chance at the end of the year!!


Laura 
9/13/05 at 09:01 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:
lol, Alfan! In my opinion Alan Rickman is the only one attractive man, the others....are men
Alfan 
9/13/05 at 08:15 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Can you guys imagine Alan's face when Hello magazine calls him up and tell him he is the most attractive man of the year who! His compatition so far is (remember, just my opinion)

Johnny Depp-a slight chance, slight

Orlando Bloom-he's a cutie alright but no match for Alan

Ewan Mgreggor-not much  of a chance without his sabor!

Gerald Butler-and we know him how?

Hayden Christianson-well slap my ass and call me Judy-who is he?

Sean Bean-yum yum (imo), but no where near Alan

Inrique Iglasias-you've got to be kidding

Hugh Jackman-double yum yum,(imo) Alans true/only challange

 

(ok, he has to get the most attractive man of the month first but i have no doubt in that, not the way we vote, wholly crap, a whole month of voting, i think we could easily hit 30000 so get your voting fingers ready for the beginning of oct.)

 

ATTENTION HELLO MAGAZINE------MAY I INTRODUCE TO YOU, THE AWESOME MR. ALAN RICKMAN.


Lauren 
9/13/05 at 08:00 AM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA

Comments:
YAY!! Alan won! is there anywhere on that site that announces he won? I can't seem to find it. Anyone else found it? Now we have to wait till october for our obsessive voting. I have been voting on the monthly trying to keep Ralph Fiennes in 3rd place, but it seems the 4th place guy is catching up quickly. Oh well, so much for Voldie! HaHa

Laura 
9/13/05 at 07:02 AM

Comments:

thank you for the links, Alba!

 

Where did Alan Rickman go? I went to vote and I found a page full of monkey-face boys, my finger ready to vote got stuck and I was like saying: I can't leave my desk for a couple of hours that he disappears!! I need bigger storage of food to be able to not leave my desk, ehehe.

 

Laura


Lucia 
9/13/05 at 06:39 AM

Comments:

Jake Gylenhall is very young and very big LOL.

 

 


sue 
9/13/05 at 06:21 AM

Comments:

Hikity he won't be in that one. The current one (with Hugh Jackman) was for all the weekly winners from August. A brand new monthy one with Elijah Wood, Alan and the next 2 or 3 September winners won't go up till the beginning of October. WE can stand down our didgits now for a couple of weeks

The new weekly vote is HERE for anybody interested. i went for Lennie Kravitz (the best of a bad bunch!!) My money is on Robbie to win though. Mind you ,who is Jake thingy? Is he big?


Peekabooh 
9/13/05 at 06:17 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
Hikity, same thoughts!!!

beryl 
9/13/05 at 06:17 AM

Comments:

yeehaa!!!

finally!!! we did it guys!!!

 


Peekabooh 
9/13/05 at 06:16 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
I guess voting ends here........ (for now)



hikity 
9/13/05 at 06:16 AM

Comments:

Our man is not yet in the monthly vote ; hope they do it quickly


Hikity 
9/13/05 at 05:41 AM

Comments:
Folks, 11918!
Hikity 
9/13/05 at 05:00 AM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
Busca dones...again I am not there. I will NEVER forget these people in Munich who told me they wouldn't need any extras at all,
Hikity 
9/13/05 at 04:57 AM

Comments:

Figueras is the town of Dahli!! Great and crazy museum there. Catalan is beautiful


Alba 
9/13/05 at 04:37 AM

Comments:
Weak links to AR, but links nonetheless. These are from a local Girona newspaper and you will see they are in Catalán, the language spoken in in Catalonia, where Barcelona and Girona located. I apologize if the html doesn't work.

The first is from today's edition and says they will begin filming in Girona on the 19th (the photo is of a street they will use), where they will spend a few days before moving on to Figueras (another town in the province of Girona) and other locations.

http://www.diaridegirona.es/secciones/noticia.jsp?pIdNoticia=98298&pIdSeccion=9&pNumEjemplar=2088&pFechaEjemplar=2005-09-13%2000:00:00

The second is from 8th September and is basically a casting call for extras. It does have (yet another) picture of AR from the Barcelona press conference (we've probably already seen it, but I can't keep track).

http://www.diaridegirona.es/secciones/noticia.jsp?pIdNoticia=97594&pIdSeccion=9&pNumEjemplar=2083&pFechaEjemplar=2005-09-08%2000:00:00
Peekabooh  
9/13/05 at 03:28 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
Erm........ just send me a mail........

Peekabooh 
9/13/05 at 03:26 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
Wow, just clicked 11811...... amazing.

Dee, amagicmazing website, Mike is goodlooking too. But I´m sorry to spoil the fun. The result of the sum will always be a 9 or a multiple of 9. Since every 9th number has the same figure, it´s very easy to know what the card says.

Back to topic now. The shooting of Perfume has moved to Gerona, right. Are they filming indoors/outdoors, what? And there must be more pictures from Barcelona...... anyone...... plllleeeeeaaaaassssseeeee!

I have a ticket for MNiRC october 12th. Anyone of you UKérs would like to meet? Just send me a mail.

Hikity 
9/13/05 at 03:24 AM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

Morning ladies, I had to look up Hugh Jackman...don't know him, and it seems it doesn't matter at all. The only film I ever saw with him was Kate and Leopold  (and that was as so often a waste of time in front of the TV).Now, don't tell me he is a great character actor - I wouldn't believe it!

Don't panic, don't droop, we have managed well over 11,000 in a few days so what is 14,600 for us in a month?

 N O T H I N G

 


Michelle 
9/12/05 at 11:55 PM

What is your location? England

Comments:

Dee- Hello magazine is a celebrity magazine that is just crammed from cover to cover with pictures of the rich, the famous, rhe beautiful, the pointless and the young. AR is hardly ever in it. I don't think they will be able to beliene ther eyes. LOL.


Dee 
9/12/05 at 10:55 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Okay...this is completely off topic, but it is so cool! This on-line magic card trick by was just sent to me. I tried it several times, and it worked everytime! Amazing!

 

http://www.mikesuper.com/index2.htm

 

Go to this link (magician Mike Super).

Place your curser on the menu at the left and click "interact".

Click "online magic".

Click "click here to begin" and a new window will open.

Click "click to play" and follow the instructions.

 

Does the trick work for everyone else too? How does he DO that?!

 

(Sorry OT, Claudia! It was just so cool I had to share!)


Dee 
9/12/05 at 10:33 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

I just made my last vote before heading for bed. wOw! Our man is doing great!

 

Those of you who are familiar with the magazine -- What exactly is this magazine? Is it a celebrity publication like our American "People" magazine? Will they be surprised at AR's high score?

 

OT -- I watched HGTVs new American "Cash in the Attic" tonight. It was okay, but not nearly as much fun as the BBC version!

 

 


Laurie 
9/12/05 at 08:22 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thanks again everyone for the birthday wishes. Thanks Dee for Pepe Le Pew, it was perfect! 

 

Tonight I chased my dog (Mini Pearl's her name) around the house to apply stuff my husband picked up at the pet store that's supposed to get rid of skunk odor. It didn't elinate the odor but it was quite hilarious to see! I should have had my son film it and I could have sent it to Alan for some comic relief! 

 

 

 


Annessa 
9/12/05 at 08:22 PM

What is your location? Tampa, FL USA

Comments:

Alafan, I thought I'd also read something about Alan & Hugh having some production company together, but I could be wrong.


Alfan 
9/12/05 at 08:00 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Now i dont want to be starting a rumor or anything but dont Alan and Hugh have some sort of business partnership in London? hmm, must go check my Alan book,,,,,,no, not that one, the one i seem to have created on my own with info, filmography,photo's etc.


Dee 
9/12/05 at 07:48 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Happy birthday, Laurie!!

 

 


melissa 
9/12/05 at 06:57 PM

Comments:

Hugh Jackman has over 14 600  votes for the month!

 

does the number of votes go to zero for the monthly vote or does it include the weekly tally???????

 

 


Ricky 
9/12/05 at 04:52 PM

What is your location? Austria

Comments:

What a pity!

Monthly Voting - In October I'm about 10 days away, what a lot of votes could I give in this time *sigh*

Well, I will do my best - now and the remaining October-days too ;o)

 

As I don't know this magazine and normaly don't go and look there, I hope, wenn the yearly voting starts, maybe anybody is that kind to post it

 

Ricky

 


Alanfan 
9/12/05 at 04:50 PM

What is your location? Yorkshire

Comments:

If I had read a bit further I would have found my answer, thanks Susan


Alanfan 
9/12/05 at 04:47 PM

What is your location? Yorkshire

Comments:

11220, wow when does the voting stop? And when do we start for voting for the monthly one?


Leanne 
9/12/05 at 04:22 PM

Comments:

1

Alan Rickman

     

11163 votes

                                    

 

how many more smilies can i get on here to indicate my joy over this!!!!!!!!!!???????????

Go us!!! Woo hooo!!


sue 
9/12/05 at 04:18 PM

Comments:

I'm guessing it finishes some time tomorrow.

11167 here!


Susan CA 
9/12/05 at 04:18 PM

Comments:
The winner of this week's poll will be announced tomorrow.  Then there is a week of voting for the man for the 3rd week of September; then a week of voting for the man for the 4th week of September. 

It would be nice if the winners for week 3 and week 4 were cute young guys who will draw votes away from Wood in the run-off, rather than devastating mature men who might draw votes away from AR (if there are any who could, of course).

The four of them--Elijah Wood, probably AR, and the two other winners--will be voted for during October to determine the winner overall winner for September.

I figure the yearly voting can't be in January because the weekly winners from December have to have their run-off in January.  Maybe February--?


Ricky 11111 
9/12/05 at 03:53 PM

Comments:

11111 votes

 

What a lovely number I've got!

He'll make it, will he?!

When is the finish / end or however it is called?

 

And how many votes does he need to become the most attractive one of the month?

 

Here it is nearle 10 p.m., Monday.

 

Ricky

 


Sabine 
9/12/05 at 03:39 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Happy Birthday, Laurie!  Hope you're having a wonderful day despite the skunk smell problem! 

 


Nadège 
9/12/05 at 02:40 PM

What is your location? France

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

Comments:

 

10989

 

Alan is really the best!!!Thank you also for two magnificent photos that I had never seen!!He is sublime!!

 

Pour Annick!!

Est ce normal que nous ne pouvons plus accéder à ton blog???

 

See you later and visit my blog!!


Creamuts 
9/12/05 at 02:28 PM

What is your location? somewhere in a closet

Comments:

Somebody posted this pic on lj the other day. She found it on ebay so I thought we'd have it to...

Okay, sorry for not posting it here ...Here is the other one :

 

 

 


Lauren 
9/12/05 at 02:06 PM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

Comments:
Great job everyone with the voting! It seems that our man will definitely win. And it looks like we have a shot for the monthly too (once it starts in october). I mean Hugh Jackman is at 14,000+ votes and his vote started 9/1. We got Alan almost 11,000 votes only in one week!!! Keep clicking, and lets not forget to start voting again once its october.

Anyone know how the "yearly" one works (provided we get Alan that far)? will it be in january? or for the whole stinking year? just wondering.


Hikity 
9/12/05 at 01:57 PM

Comments:

Would someone here please be so kind as to post again the figure we have to trump??? (No idea where to find it, sorry). I think we have to go safely beyond it in case votes will be deducted, and deducted will be some


Peekabooh 
9/12/05 at 01:43 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURIE!!!!!!!!!
May all your ARdreams come true!

Thanks for all the new pictures and (translated) stories of the press conference.



Claudia 
9/12/05 at 01:36 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Welcome to Ginger Snape!  I'm glad you joined us and hope you will continue to post as often as you can. 

 

Awww, poor Laurie AND poor Jack Russell Terrier!  May the smell leave you quickly. 

 


sue 
9/12/05 at 01:21 PM

Comments:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURIE!!


AFNH 
9/12/05 at 01:20 PM

Comments:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LAURIE! Skunks and all!

Whooo - just voted at number 10845. Let's keep 'em coming.
Laurie 
9/12/05 at 12:56 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. Last night my little jack russell terrier got sprayed by a skunk! I've smelled skunk so much I can hardly notice it anymore.  When I came into work this morning one of the girls said "what's that smell".  So besides being a little stinky, it's been a good day!


Hikity 
9/12/05 at 12:54 PM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Laurie

Have a wonderful day and lots of presents


Ricky 10793 
9/12/05 at 12:38 PM

Comments:

Lauri, I wish you also a very happy birthday!

 

RIcky


Ginger Snape 
9/12/05 at 12:30 PM

What is your location? USA

Comments:

Just wanted to say that your website is SNAPE-A-RIFFIC(this is my highest compliment)! LOVE the music videos, you  are without a doubt one of my favorite websites! STAY RICKMANIZED!!


Laura 
9/12/05 at 12:02 PM

Comments:

happy birthday Laurie!


Chevelle 
9/12/05 at 11:00 AM

What is your location? NY

Comments:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURIE!! HOPE YOU HAVE A NICE DAY.


Claudia (number 10609) 
9/12/05 at 10:31 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh and I meant to mention that I had Layer Cake over the weekend and I've heard a lot of good reviews of it but I honestly couldn't get into the film at all.  I did stick with it long enough to spot Ben Whishaw though.

 

And I agree with you Hikity....those pics do look like they are very tired.

 


Claudia 
9/12/05 at 09:37 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thank you for the translation, Carol!  I really do need to resign myself into really trying to learn Spanish!  Thanks again.

 

Thank you for the update on Tami's site, Annick.  I will remove it with the next update.

 

Speaking of an update, I know yall are as tired of reading "will do with the next update" as I am of saying it but I do promise an update is coming soon.  My only excuse has been the same ole capture device excuse.  A new one is on the way, though.

 

 


Carol 
9/12/05 at 08:38 AM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:
Just for fun, I translated the Spanish web page that Emily provided a link to late yesterday afternoon. (Thanks, Emily---I loved seeing those photos!)

For those of you who are more far expert in Spanish, please forgive any mistakes in my effort.

Running of the Perfume in Barcelona (A pun on “Running of the Bulls”?)

This afternoon, a press conference was held in Barcelona with the director and the producers of the film Perfume, based on the novel of Patrick Süskind, along with three of the film’s stars.

Present were actors Ben Wishaw (Layer Cake), Alan Rickman (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) and Rachel Hurd-Wood (Peter Pan); the director Tom Tykwer (Lola Runs); and the producers Bernd Eichinger and Julio Fernández.

We have some images of the press conference as well as a small video (please excuse the quality), and information on this German-Spanish-French co-production whose opening is scheduled for 2006. At the moment, with filming in Munich completed, the filming continues in Barcelona and Girona until October.

Perfume is the story of a man who does not give off scent, but that paradoxically, has an extremely developed sense of smell. Obsessed to find a perfume that distills the essence of beauty, he ends up becoming a serial assassin.

This thriller, about the brilliant and ruthless perfumer Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, was based on a world-wide best-seller published for the first time in 1985 in Switzerland by the Diogenes-Verlag publishing house. The author, Patrick Süskind, born in 1949 near Munich, became an international literary sensation. The novel has sold more than 12 million copies throughout the world and has been translated into 42 languages.

Constantin Films (in conjunction with Filmax and Ikiru Films), the same producers that have already adapted the novels The Name of the Rose and The NeverEnding Story, hopes that the 60 million budget of Perfume likewise results in an excellent cinematographic adaptation and a great success with the public.

This film, in addition to the afore-mentioned actors, also features Dustin Hoffman (Meet the Fockers) and the collaboration of La Fura dels Baus [a Spanish performance ensemble] for the elaboration and development of some of the main scenes.



Annick 
9/12/05 at 08:31 AM

What is your location? FRANCE

Comments:




Tami's site is the original home for "AR Quotes"
Among other things, you may download the 
RealPlayer version of Texas' In Demand video.

 

CLAUDIA ce lien n'est plus valide,

CLAUDIA this link is not valid any more !!!

 


  


Annick 
9/12/05 at 08:21 AM

What is your location? FRANCE

Comments:

1

Alan Rickman

10433 votes


Claudia 
9/12/05 at 08:18 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Happy birthday to Laurie in Vermont!  Have a wonderful day, Laurie and may all your AR dreams come true!

 

There has been another post on the IMDb-Perfume board from MRG, who was someone in the orgy scene.

 

Hey fella,
i'm one of the actors at the orgy, and probably you don't know that behind that scene is the theatral company called "La Fura Dels Baus" from Barcelona (one of the best in Europe). The orgy is going to be maybe the best and amazing scene on the film (said by Tykwer after filming), you bet it... more than 800 actors (not extras) bro...
so, please wait until you see the film and i'm sure you'll change your idea 'bout "filmed orgies".
it was a very hard work and the result will be GREAT!!
greetings from Barcelona,

MRG

PS: and Ben is incredible for the role of Jean-Baptiste, you'll see... 

 

Then in answer to the question as to whether AR was at the scene.....

 

Yeah! Alan didn't act at our scenes in Poble Espanyol (the town square of the city of Grass, where the execution/orgy scenes were going to be made) but he was over there watching at the shooting. I was lucky because I got a pic with him, he is a very nice dude... I'll send it to you if you really wanna see it.
Shooting in Barcelona finished today (if i'm not wrong) and now the production will move to Girona to continue the film there.
Great production, not too well paid here in Spain, but great anyway...

MRG

 

 


Daydreamer 
9/12/05 at 08:11 AM

Comments:
Leanne:
Well Alan will be in the monthly vote for September in October together with Elijah Wood (winner from 6.9.) + two other who will win on September 20. and 27. So let's hope the other man don't have such strong-minded (is this a correct word to use?) fans as Alan.
Daydreamer 
9/12/05 at 08:04 AM

Comments:
sue:
nice picture!

and it's not that I stoped voting (one just can not stop - it's addictive ) I just don't vote so often as the first 3 days (now it's only 6x, before it was arround 40x cause I voted regular and from both IE and Opera ) I was just wondering why to vote more (like as if the october voting would not start from 0 but from the votes they got in weekly vote - but I see it's only that people want to see him with as many votes as possible ).
Leanne 
9/12/05 at 08:03 AM

Comments:

Im guessing that they use the winners of the weekly votes to use for the monthly votes so yes, i think its safe to say that Alan has won the weekly poll but we must be ready for the september monthly vote as there will be a lot more competition for that one!

 

 

 

 

i still cant upload pictures


Leanne 
9/12/05 at 07:52 AM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

I thought they just used the votes from the weekly vote to decide who was the monthly one? Hugh Jackman has over 11,000 so thats why I thought we needed more votes but if im wrong then Im wrong,

i will check to make sure.


sue 
9/12/05 at 07:38 AM

Comments:

Yes Daydreamer I think Alan is pretty unassailable now but I still keep clicking. We can rest our fingers then (several cases of RSI, I am sure) until the end of September and start anew.


sue 
9/12/05 at 07:36 AM

Comments:

Thanks for the link Emily but it tells me I have unsupported *thingies* and so I can only hear the sound! The more I see of young Rachel and her red hair the more I am sure I saw her walking along the road near her old school last Sunday. We drove past a tall young lady with the same striking hair and wearing large sunglasses but my son was looking the other way when I asked him if it was her. I suppose they must come home for weekends when they are not filming. Somebody posted this pic on lj the other day. She found it on ebay so I thought we'd have it too!Alanhand.jpg

 

 Just clocked in at 10379!


Daydreamer 
9/12/05 at 07:32 AM

Comments:
Why do we need more votes
Not that I didn't want to see Alan with as many votes as possible, but he is first - definitely.
And the october vote for the man of the month will start with 0 for all candidates, or not?
Leanne 
9/12/05 at 07:24 AM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

10,370

 

 

come on ladies!! we need more votes!!

 


Hikity 
9/12/05 at 04:03 AM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

They look very bored and tired on these "Spanish pics" - too hard work in too hot weather


Laura 
9/12/05 at 03:37 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

EMILY- thank you for the link, photos are wonderful....I'm going to see the video

(just voted, 10158)


Dee 
9/12/05 at 12:10 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

wOw...I go away for the weekend and it takes me a hour to read all the posts! You were a chatty bunch while I was gone!

 

My son and I went to Urbana to visit my husband and watch the Un. of Illinois "Fighting Illini" play football (I have no idea what an "Illini" is...). Fun! Also toured their beautiful library (don't laugh...I'm sure a few others here understand my library obscession!)

 

Amazing number of votes over the weekend for our man!! With all the hard core voting, did anyone manage to get any work done? Dirty laundry and dishes must have piled up around the globe this weekend!!


Alfan 
9/12/05 at 12:06 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

        10004

 

Wholly crap!!!!! way to go you guys!  And we still have two days left........


Laurie 
9/11/05 at 08:19 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Boy oh Boy have you girls been busy or what! I've been gone four days and look at that vote, AWESOME!!

I've skimmed several pages of posts and not sure I've seen everything but:

 

Happy Anniversary Dee! My husband and I had our 25th back in April.

 

Happy Birthday Kim.

 

Congratulations Lauren and Bluebeatbabe for getting those autographed pictures! I've been wanting to write Alan a letter since I saw MNiRC (to tell him how awesome the play was) and sending along some pictures for autographs but I'm a bit chicken. You girls may just give me the courage to do it!

 

Oh, and the first thing I did when I got to the computer after being gone was put a vote in. I hadn't voted since early Thursday morning. How much longer do we have to vote?


Claudia 
9/11/05 at 07:30 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhh what a good shot of him, Em!  He looks dead serious though, doesn't he?  LOL

 


Emily 
9/11/05 at 06:58 PM

Comments:

More pictures of the Barcelona press conference -- havent seen these before. There's a vid clip too, but it's very short and only a glimpse of AR.

 

http://imagina.mangaes.com/index.php?seccion=articulo&cat=00001&ver=00094

 

 


Helen 
9/11/05 at 06:28 PM

What is your location? New York

Comments:

Way to go ladies!!!

 

9573!

 


Lauren 
9/11/05 at 06:14 PM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=blinkilite

Comments:
Thanks for the Snape links... it's always a great way to spend time - looking at Alan on the internet.

I saw on HPANA that the new "long" trailer for Goblet of Fire will be shown with the previews at the Tim Burton movie "the Corpse Bride." Which is out this coming weekend in big cities, and everywhere else the following week. (Here in the USA.) I am hoping that it will be available online somewhere soon... and I hope Snape is in it, even if only a glimpse!!

Bluebeatbabe 
9/11/05 at 06:08 PM

What is your location? Sheffield late evening!

Comments:

Hi Everyone!

 

Just clocked 9520! Have just added 6 votes whilst on line- late getting on line today ...busy...busy...busy!

 

Think we'll breakthrough the 10, 000 to-night possibly and definitely by tomorrow am,

 

Just thinking that Alan should issue a government health warning with his photo's... recipients likely to hyper-ventilate...Might take into work tomorrow , hopefully the specialist nurses will have oxygen on hand LOL

 

How can one man be so gorgeous !  So.ooo... many good attributes and his voice....

 

Add that package to his intelligence and obviously caring nature... What's a girl to do ?

 

... KEEP VOTING !


Hikity 
9/11/05 at 04:37 PM

Comments:

Claudia, thanks, but the server was not found for quite some time- problem most probably: too many people in the internet on Sunday evening. Just now I managed


Alba 
9/11/05 at 03:18 PM

Comments:
Claudia, filming in Spain (Barcelona and Gerona) is supposed to end mid-October.
Laura 
9/11/05 at 02:46 PM

Comments:
Claudia, I've read somewhere that the filming in Barcelona is going to end about the half of october, not sure
Claudia (number 9064) 
9/11/05 at 02:37 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Nadege, I tried to fix your link but its not co-operating.  However, if you copy and paste the link into a browser and then delete the space between the "b" and "a", it will work. 

 

 


Claudia 
9/11/05 at 02:25 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh, I misunderstood you, Nadege.  The music was written by Michael Kamen so you might try contacting someone at his site. 

 

Here's the Hello link, Hikity. 

 


Hikity 
9/11/05 at 02:07 PM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

HELP! just back from my trip - ran to the computer, wanted to vote and don't manage to enter the page (hello magazine) -server not found - grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


Nadège 
9/11/05 at 01:28 PM

What is your location? France

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

Comments:

 

Claudia I do not want words I have them but I speak about the partition or score about piano of the song!!!

 

I am a musician and I do not know where to find them!! I shall so like playing this piece!!!

 


Nadège 
9/11/05 at 01:24 PM

What is your location? France

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

Comments:

 

  I am sorry but the link does not pass it is necessary to stick the "a" and the "n" of Azkaban at the end of the link!!

 

  I'm so sorry!!


Claudia 
9/11/05 at 01:21 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Nadege, find the lyrics to Take Me With You, HERE.  Thanks for the Snape pics!

 

Does anyone recall the date filming in Barcelona is supposed to finish?

 

 


Nadège 
9/11/05 at 01:18 PM

What is your location? France

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

Comments:

 

Hello Girls!!

 

The second link is false!!! Here is the good link

 

http://photobucket.com/albums/v114/indicaps/Harry%20Potter%20and%20the%20Prisoner%20of%20Azkab an/

 

See you later!!!


Nadège 
9/11/05 at 01:14 PM

What is your location? France

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

Comments:

 

Hello Girls!!!

 

I made a search on the net and I found these four links:

 

http://www.swallowingshadows.nu/caps/hp/snape/ss/

 

http://photobucket.com/albums/v114/indicaps/Harry%20Potter%20and%20the%20Prisoner%20of%20Azkab an/

 

http://photobucket.com/albums/v291/Pdotincubus/Harry%20Potter%20Caps/?

 

http://photobucket.com/albums/0903/reuben/Philosophers%20Stone%20-%20Deleted%20Scenes/

 

I hope that that will please you!!And visit my blog!!

 

I am going to rest the question that I you posed in July: what is that somebody would have the partition of Take me with you? Thank you!!

 

See you later!!


Marlina 
9/11/05 at 12:39 PM

Comments:

Hey All! Just drop in to say Hello! The vote was Awesome! 8890?! AMAZING!

 

The Photo Manipulation was great!

 

Laurie~ Thanks! Yeah, i can't take my eyes of his.. 

 

Claudia~ I only heard one U2 Song.. It called Vertigo.. It's nice, full of energy..

 

Love you All!

 


SARF 
9/11/05 at 08:22 AM

What is your location? NZ

Comments:

Hey Everyone!

 

I haven't been in here for a few weeks, and boy am I paying for it! It's amazing how much news happens when you can't get to a computer!

 

Anyways, I just wanted to extend some very belated sympathies towards those that have been affected by Hurricane Katrina. You are in my thoughts. Also to Julie, my deepest sympathies. 17 is too young to go.

 

Also wanted to say thanks to everyone who has posted pics, news etc. It's always nice to something new, and to hear about the stories and sightings.

 

Also, to the person who will be seeing David Thewlis on stage (Lurking Lawyer? I'm so sorry if I've gotten the name wrong!), I hope you have fun! And let us know if you get to meet him and get his autograph. He's supposed to be lovely.


Ricky 8448 
9/11/05 at 08:03 AM

What is your location? Austria

Comments:

Kiefer Sutherland seems to have a lot of fans too. But I suppose they are not that organised. With organised I mean,not having that nice Fan-Forums were they get informed about such things!  @all.

 

Ricky


Ricky - 8411 
9/11/05 at 07:32 AM

What is your location? Austria

Comments:

@RickiNicki - the guide told us, they vere filming there "some days ago". But it made me that excited, though, believe me. Seeing things who HE threw his eyes some days ago *blush*

More then 10 years ago I've been there for the first time. These studios are really interesting and the shows too. Even when one does not know series like "Marienhof" ;o)

Always worth going there )

 

Ricky


Laura 
9/11/05 at 07:17 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

Lauren- thank you for sharing the signed photo!

Laura (8400)

It says that every tuesday they check the votes ...I hope no votes will be deleted

 


sue 
9/11/05 at 04:27 AM

What is your location? Clocking in at 8254

Comments:

Well I like the hat too Claudia!!

Started watching the concert on-line last night but had to stop for tea so didn't see Bono. It looked good even Rod Stewart managed to sing with more restraint than  usual.


melissa 
9/11/05 at 02:47 AM

Comments:

yall don't go and give up quite yet....we have to beat 11000 and some votes for him to win the year!!!!  but hey, in a day we went from 4500 to 8000....i think we can make it!

 

That sight with the book signing pics is cute.....i really liked the aol chat....those girls got SILLY....it's quite cute to read.

 

talk about staring into those eyes forever....you could get lost in them and never come up for air......"death by alan rickman" or better known as "drop dead gorgeous"

 

yah wall....i gotsa work tamarra....sleepy time


emtee 
9/10/05 at 10:04 PM

What is your location? US

Comments:

8,000

Nicely done, everyone!


Lauren 
9/10/05 at 08:36 PM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA

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

Comments:
Claudia: I too think Bono is hot. After finishing up a few things I will watch that video stream. I had no idea the concert was going on to watch it... (i live in a cave sometimes).
for the U2 fans - one of my favorite pics


and to make everyone else happy...


this IS an Alan Rickman thread, RIGHT??!!
just voted 7923!


kathy 
9/10/05 at 07:58 PM

What is your location? arkansas

Comments:

Just an FYI-- saw a very good movie today-- with Laura Linney (of LA) called the Exorcism of Emily Rose really, really good performance by LL not over done in the spooky dept.


Claudia (number 7716) 
9/10/05 at 06:22 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Awww c'mon girls...what's wrong with a cute Irishman in a cowboy hat?  *grin*

 

 

 

 

 

 

I still thought he was hot! 

 

I'm afraid I have not been able to find any encore presentations of the concert so I can record it.    I guess I'll have to be happy with the screen caps. 

 

Thanks for posting the link to the stream, Em. The concert really was filled with some really good "lousianne" music.  I was even inspired to listen to Kayne West's rap song!  LOL 

 

     


Hikity 
9/10/05 at 06:06 PM

Comments:

Claudia and Sue, thanks a lot for the links and info. I've listened to Beautiful Day, which I know of course and think I am going to buy some CDs, when I am in Baku (3€ each..). Then I can listen to U2 while voting and voting and voting for our Man of the year.

 

No no, I am sure there are Kiefer-Fans, so be on your watch (is that correct English?). Tomorrow I am away - drive down to my daughter

good night, sleep well


RickiNicki 
9/10/05 at 04:53 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:
Wow, Ricky, that's great! *kreischt mit* Does this mean, they were filming while you were there or before that? My first and last visit so far was 10 years ago, when we had a tour through the Bavaria Filmstudios.

Alan on 1st place, yipee!! I voted several times today! My collegues just said that AR is one of the best. LOL

Have a nice weekend!


Ricky 
9/10/05 at 04:21 PM

What is your location? Austria

Comments:

we  have been away all day in Germany / Munich ( no chance of voting *lol*)

Bavaria film studios.

 

And óur guide told us that there were some scense filming with Dustin H. and AR *kreisch*

I was THAT excited, really! *shame*

 

when they needed volonteers (6) for filming scens for a German comedy film, A science fictionone, I volonteered. (excuse my English please!)

Well - and wenn I had address to the captain (name was MY decision *lol*) well I said SEVERUS SNAPE *Lol*

 

yea, I'm stupid, I now - but I loved to do - and I have bought the 2 minutes with all of as *rofl*

 

Ricky

 

Hope, that nobody here will tell my boss I earn to much because of buying nonsent things ;O(

 

 


Vicki 
9/10/05 at 03:37 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Haven't checked in for a few days.....MY this has been a busy group!  Keep up the good work in voting.  10 more minutes before I can vote again. 

 

A belated Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary wishes to Kim and Dee.  25 years....WOW!  Congratulations!  My hubby and I will hit 25 in May of 2007.  I'd really like to celebrate by taking a big trip.  My husband has never been to Europe.  He is a WWI & II history buff and I'd like to take him on a tour of the battlefields in France.  I think he would like that.  So, I've been saving my pennies and hope we can make that trip when the time comes. 

 

LOVED your photo manip of AR in the flag (and noted well your all encompassing disclaimer).  It begs the question however: What does a hot, hunky, sexy celeb wear under his flag?  The mind wanders.............

 

Lurking Lawyer - if I wasn't so darned busy, I'd join you in watching David Thewlis at UCLA.  Let us know how the performance went and if you were successful in getting to see him up close/in person. 

 

D'oh!  Time to vote again!


Carly Lynda 
9/10/05 at 03:36 PM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:
Just did a little "housekeeping" over here after missing just 1 day and noticed so much activity since yesterday!

Claudia:  Thanks for the piccies!

Dee:  Love the photomanip, and the disclaimer was a hoot!

Bluebeatbabe:   WOW!!!  My heart would have sunk down to my feet at the sight of those must-be-cherished-for-a-lifetime autographed piccies of  AR.  Congrats!

Lauren:  Congrats to you, girl!
 


Emily 
9/10/05 at 02:18 PM

Comments:

And sue, I'm with you on Dave Grohl.


Emily 
9/10/05 at 02:14 PM

Comments:

Just found this for those unable to watch it - the whole "Shelter from the Storm" benefit (one hour) is available on streaming video until midnight Sunday (US). Here's the link. U2 are on second or third, if I remember correctly. But the whole show was great. Enjoy!

 

http://music.aol.com/videos/katrina_benefit


Leanne 
9/10/05 at 02:08 PM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

Alfan can i reply directly to that email? if not then

i just replied!

Leanne

-x-

7265


Peekabooh (7240something) 
9/10/05 at 02:00 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
I just saw that shot with Bono. I agree with you Emily, he looks better without the hat and everything sounds better when he sings the whole song......instead of somebody else.



sue 
9/10/05 at 01:37 PM

Comments:

Thanks Emily! I can't help it but I always see her name as Mary K Bilge!!

My 18 yr old used to be a big Foo Fighters fan (before he got into the dreadful drum'n'bass stuff) and I must admit I loved their videos and David Grohl has got a certain something!


Emily 
9/10/05 at 01:30 PM

Comments:

sue - thanks for the link to the War Child album. 

 

BTW, sue and Claudia -- I caught U2 last night on the "Shelter from the Storm" telethon. You didn't miss much - "One" as a duet with Mary J. Blige. She's OK, but not when I'd rather be hearing Bono. She sang most of the song, Bono just came in on the choruses. And he had on that stupid straw cowboy hat.

 

The Foo Fighters on the other hand were awesome - sang Creedence's "Born on the Bayou."  


Bluebeatbabe 
9/10/05 at 12:56 PM

Comments:

Leanne. that second one with the collar up, I've always liked as well Alan's hair is gorgeous on it and nice profile !

 

7118 on the vote!

Brilliant ladies...


Leanne  
9/10/05 at 12:46 PM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

Thanks Alfan that would be fantastic!!

also, Apple has released a limited/collectors edition Harry Potter 20gb ipod with the hogwarts crest engraved on the back. you get the complete series of audio books with it plus some extra stuff from jkrowling all in a special harry potter case! just go to www.apple.com and click on the harry potter image.

what a christmas present!!

Leanne

-x-


beryl 
9/10/05 at 11:57 AM

Comments:

that's it...

 

7004 votes people!!!

 

oh well...it's midnight, where i'm at... gotta sleep now! still have exams tomorrow! argh..


Alfan 
9/10/05 at 11:57 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

By the way Leanne, i have a huge Alan portfolio and if you want me to , i could send you some pictures that i think you could send him and there would be lots of room on the page for him to do it.......if yoiu are interested, let me know.


Alfan 
9/10/05 at 11:49 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Leanne, that second picture in your collection is good! The one where he has his collar up.


lauren 
9/10/05 at 11:28 AM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

Comments:
Per your request - my signed Alan photo. I have it framed in my house - and will NEVER sell it! My husband keeps making fun of me for having a framed photo of Alan at my desk.

I know this is the photo his agency has been sending out for a little while, so if you want a different photo, I would send it with your letter. Though this IS a gorgeous photo. You can stare into those eyes forever...





sue 
9/10/05 at 11:27 AM

Comments:

I tried to be clever and italicise a link there! Silly me! Here is the link to samples from that cd:U2 - The Best of 1990-2000


sue 
9/10/05 at 11:22 AM

Comments:

Hikity, another good sampler of later U2 stuff is U2 The best of 1990-2000 That has one of my faves One on it but like Claudia says it's almost impossible to pick out a favourite from so many.


Leanne 
9/10/05 at 11:15 AM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

Keifer isnt a threat! he still has nearly 4000 votes to get to catch up on Alan!!

Btw, I am currently trying to write a letter to Mr Rickman but I cant find a suitable picture. the only decent one I have is the same one as Lauren but I would have liked to use a different one (not saying I didnt like laurens) but something similar and the same size to that one. Does anyone have anything in mind.

heres all my Harry Potter pictures in photobucket,Alan is there too, let me know if you think any of them would be nice.

http://photobucket.com/albums/b116/leolaird/

 

thanks

6952

 

Leanne

-x-


Bluebeatbabe 
9/10/05 at 11:10 AM

Comments:

6940..have to go do some cooking now... let me see ... ah, yes.. butternut tarts !


Claudia (number 6924) 
9/10/05 at 10:58 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

The Warchild project is a great idea, Sue.  Thanks for posting the link.  Our news has been full of Katrina for the past two weeks so I'm really feeling out of touch with what's going on in the rest of the US AND the world.  After I return from my Saturday errands, I'll previews some of the music and maybe download the album.  It looks really good.

 

Congrats, Bluebeatbabe!  I can't imagine a better way to be wakened on a Saturday!  Can't wait to see your pics!

 

Congrats to you too, Lauren.  Yes, indeed...an AR fan most definitely learn patience.  Whether it be for waiting on an autograph request, a film premiere, or waiting for new pics from an event or outing he has taken!  Yep, patience is the key. 

 

Alanfan, I'm having my own blonde moment right now.  What is RSI?  LOL, I think you and I have about the same kind of voting routine!  LOL

 

Hikity, thanks for the warning of the KS fans waking up.  To answer your question about my fascination with U2.  I really wasn't much into their music in the really early days. I could more or less take or leave 'em.  It was around the time of the release of one of their albums called The Joshua Tree that I began really listening and understanding the lyrics of their songs that hooked me and then of course there is Bono bold activism stance.  For me, he is one brilliant artist that really does put his money and time where his mouth is, IMO.  There are sooo many U2 pieces that I love but if I had to choose a particular favorite so far that it would have to be Beautiful Day from the All That You Can't Leave Behind album (listen to a bit of it from the Amazon link).

 

 

    


Bluebeatbabe 
9/10/05 at 10:56 AM

Comments:

7x5 would be nice !


beryl 
9/10/05 at 10:55 AM

Comments:

hei guys

wow, almost a thousand votes in just a day?!? and to think, the day is not even over yet... woohoo!!!


Bluebeatbabe 
9/10/05 at 10:54 AM

Comments:

6918 votes ladies...

Lauren can you print your photo to the gb, so our ladies can appreciate.. Thanks.


BUEBEATBABE 
9/10/05 at 10:34 AM

What is your location? SHEFFIELD UK

Comments:

Lauren,

Thanks for your comments and the link to your livejournal- the photo is the same as yours! but the other one is a 10x 8 one of my own.

That b/w photo is BEAUTIFUL and shows his best features- eyes, mouth, hair filtrum etc at their very best !

 

Perhaps when we get Alan into the monthly vote we might suggest that HELLO uses it as the picture to vote from !

 

I shall certainly be mounting this (WHAT?)...clearly affected, putting in a quality Frame  and it will NEVER , EVER. BE FOR SALE ... ANYWHERE !!!!

 

Alan clearly does appreciate his fans and even though his schedule has been exceptionally hectic this past year, he still  has a place for his fans. I can't find the appropriate words to describe the esteem in which I hold him !

 

Anyway, keep those votes coming ladies.. He belongs at the TOP.. let's make sure he stays there !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hikity 
9/10/05 at 10:22 AM

Comments:

Leanne, very good!

Ladies, WATCH OUT, Kiefer-fans are voting 


Lauren  
9/10/05 at 09:54 AM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA

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

Comments:
BlueBeatBabe: Congrats on your Alan photos!!!
I got a similar package back in August. I wrote him a fan letter, basically saying that I love his work and he is a brilliant actor and he is an inspiration to me, and i asked for a signed photo. I have to admit it took a while to write it, cuz I didn't want to just send him "oh my god you're so hot" and sound like an idiot.
I didn't expect a reply at all. then one day in the mail I got an unmarked envelope from england. It had the b/w 5x7 face shot signed "to lauren, alan rickman." I had the biggest spaz attack (in a good way). So I know exactly how you feel!

Congrats again. It just makes me happy to know Alan is so nice and he truly appreciates his fans. Keep voting! I just clocked 6818!

p.s. you can see my signed photo in my livejournal - link above


Leanne 
9/10/05 at 09:12 AM

What is your location? Glasgow

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://s12.invisionfree.com/Hogwartsary/index.php

Comments:

Well having just voted again for the umpteenth time we have now reached 6764 votes!!

also i have done some of my own advertising on my Harry Potter forum! see http://s12.invisionfree.com/Hogwartsary/index.php

Is Mr Rickman really going to be on the Steve Wright programme? I love the show and yes, he does have the face for radio, unlike Alan!

So if possible could someone maybe post the details of this wonderful event which will be happening as I have looked for the glorious day on the website and, alas come up with nothing as yet.

However, I will not be beaten and I will continue my search for the dates and details and will post them myself, unless someone beats me to it which is more than likely!

Happy Voting!! we still have a long way to go!

Leanne

-x-


Hikity 
9/10/05 at 09:04 AM

What is your location? Germany, sun lurking

Comments:

Bluebeatbabe, congratulations! What a nice man  and it's all the more important we keep on voting, ladies ..6761..


Bluebeatbabe 
9/10/05 at 06:24 AM

What is your location? Sheffield

Comments:

Hi. morning everyone!

 

Just clocked in 6587 third vote today.

 

The most exciting news... this morning at 08.40 am postman delivered a package for me from Alan Rickman !!!!

 

Enclosed were 2 signed photos, one which I had sent to him from my own collection which he signed 'best wishes' Alan Rickman, the other is a black/white full face.... GORGEOUS!!!,

personally dedicated to me together with a covering letter from Melanie Parker with some personally added comments.

 

I wrote to him in May this year about MNIRC and the press response, the GB was given a highly positive mention

and there was some discussion re. Snowcake and Perfume plus some personal comments of my pwn

 

Will try to get photos on site if I can This man is truly WONDERFUL!

 

This man has made my day !  or even year !

 


sue 
9/10/05 at 04:33 AM

What is your location? Just clocked in Vote 6500!!!

Comments:

O/T(ish) - Some of you may have heard of the charity Warchild which helps children around the world who have been involved in war in many ways.

It has been on the national News here yesterday as they have just got together a load of groups and put together an album in just 24 hours and it is available to download at the cost of 99p per track or £9.99. There are some great groups and singers including my particular faves Damien Rice and Coldplay. Click HERE to listen to clips and download.


Alanfan 
9/10/05 at 03:29 AM

What is your location? Yorkshire

Comments:

6455 this morning. Some one accused me of having RSI, I can't imagine why. I have put the Hello site on my favorites and every time I go online I vote and again before I turn off. If I'm on a long time in between.


Hikity 
9/10/05 at 03:25 AM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

Morning, first thing in the morning: vote! 6450...

Now Claudia, after having read quite a lot of posts here about U2 and understood that you like U2, I would be happy to know why you like them - what's so good about them? I must admit that I even don't know when I hear them that it's them. So, with which song should I start??  Noooo, don't kill meHikity


Claudia (number 6149) 
9/09/05 at 08:08 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

*kicking myself*  I'm watching Shelter from the Storm A Concert for the Gulf Coast and I should have known that U2 would be right up front! Dang it, why didn't I record it???  I'll be searching the networks to see if there's an encore airing.  If I can get it Sue, I'll send you a copy. 

 

Dang, Bono looks hot! 

 

Off to watch the rest.

 


AFNH 
9/09/05 at 07:47 PM

Comments:
6108 and counting! By Tuesday we'll all be suffering from RSI of the mouse finger!

Nice story, Rachael, loved that one. Seems like those ladies had a great time.

AR on Steve Wright's show, could be interesting, hope it happens.

Bit of a nerve, that eBay seller (still got the copy you sent me, Sue!). If I get a chance over the weekend, I'll scan it in and pop it in my Photobucket account (nice pic of AR!)
Rachael  
9/09/05 at 07:20 PM

What is your location? Virginia

Comments:

Hey here is a website with some picture I have never seen.

http://members.aol.com/prisab234/BORDERS/Awfully.html


Bluebeatbabe 
9/09/05 at 06:50 PM

What is your location? Sheffield

Comments:

6027 and last vote for tonight.. Nighty night Hikity!Sweetest dreams of the Sweetest Man!

 

 

Bliss....... I'm counting Alan Rickman's!


Hikity 
9/09/05 at 06:45 PM

Comments:

If one man wonders why another one is sooo successful when it comes to women (and not him), then he surely looks like this Steve Wright. Fortunately I don't know him either but maybe he can be fortunate not to know me...

Good night girls, one more vote in about 5 minutes (6022 at the moment), I do hope that we didn't press the button too quickly too often and "wake up" on Tuesday


Bluebeatbabe 
9/09/05 at 06:32 PM

What is your location? Sheffield

Comments:

Wheee.....6001!  Way to go... !


sue 
9/09/05 at 06:22 PM

Comments:
Yeah you should have seen him when he was younger Claudia! Even worse! I couldn't stand him when he was on Radio 1, far too cocky but he has mellowed a little but still full of himself but then that seems to be the prime requisite of djs! 
Claudia (number 5960) 
9/09/05 at 06:11 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ricky, check here for Steve Wright's picture.  And Juliet's right...he was made for radio.  LOL

 

Dee, what a cute idea! 

 

Oh Niece, the YCTV interview really is a good one.  His real interest in the organization and his patience are very evident and so nice to watch.  I found it interesting that he really doesn't  remember some of his famous lines from his films.  I can understand the effort to purge such things once the film is finished but I would have thought he would remember more than he did.

 


sue 
9/09/05 at 05:54 PM

Comments:

I think the current monthly vote (the one with Hugh Jackman) is for August. I assume that at the end of September there will be a new monthly vote with Elijah wood, AR (if he wins) and the winners of the next two weekly polls. That means we can rest our fingers till the end of September once he has won on Tuesday!!


Bluebeatbabe 
9/09/05 at 05:53 PM

What is your location? Sheffield

Comments:

aH, aH, Lightbulb just went on ... penny dropped.. Alan's vote will be conducted in October with all the winnners from September !... so forget about Hugh Jackman ... his vote is now for September- I think I've got that right, unless someone knows different...?


Bluebeatbabe 
9/09/05 at 05:47 PM

What is your location? Sheffield

Comments:

My, my, my...ladies... you have been busy !!

I've only just managed to get on line today and have just entered 2 votes for Alan

We have now reached - 5900.

 

Fan tastic !

Goodness knows what number we'll reach by next Monday night !?

 

Not sure how the monthly vote works to make it fair, as they would all be entering at different stages from each given week ?  Anyway, I'm sure it will become apparant when we reach that stage.

 

BRILLIANT... IS N'T IT?


Neice 
9/09/05 at 05:45 PM

What is your location? Philly, PA, USA

Comments:

I just finished watching the YCTV interview with AR. (Catching up on my downloads while I wait my 15 minutes to vote.)  And you know what, Alan Rickman seems to be much, much more than just an "Attractive Man of the Week."  He appears to be a very kind and down-to-earth person.  (extremely patient, too, if you can judge by that interview.)  I knew this already, of course, but that interview appears to be so casual and he just goes with the flow and he seemed to be truly in the moment.

 

BTW, do you all remember in the interview AR is asked if he cooks FOR his "wife" and he replies that he cooks WITH her.  Siggghhhh!

 

Happy Friday!!!


Peekabooh 
9/09/05 at 04:09 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
Oh Dee, keep on inspiring me, dear!

Ricky 
9/09/05 at 04:08 PM

What is your location? Austria

Comments:

I think I don't know this guy - Steve Wright. so his MUST be unimportant. Have just googled for pictures. Püh ;o(

 

Ricky


Ricky 
9/09/05 at 04:05 PM

What is your location? Austria

Comments:

click click click

 

I'm voting and voting - and you all too *laugh*

We'll manage it together ;o)

 

RIcky


Dee 
9/09/05 at 03:34 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

I just wanted to inspire more votes...

 

 

PLEASE NOTE* This was manipulated from the jacket of the Bob Roberts film.  I'm NOT trying to make any kind of political statement, ignore AR's home country, or say that U.S. fans adore AR more than the rest of the globe. I am also NOT trying to degrade the American flag in any way. I just loved the idea of unfurling AR's flag and giving him a hearty salute! Pleeeeease, don't anyone get offended!!


Juliet 
9/09/05 at 03:18 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Oh bloody hell, as Ron W would say, I can't STAND Steve Wright, and he has mentioned in the past that he can't see what women see in AR, mind you SW having a perfect face for radio...LOL!


Creamuts 
9/09/05 at 01:30 PM

What is your location? behind the lovely pc, clicking

Comments:

I've already blue click_fingers but I'll keep on clicking!!!!


Jules, with vote 5292 
9/09/05 at 12:38 PM

What is your location? England

Comments:

No mention of Alan on Steve Wright's show today.  I only received an auto- response to my email last night, due to the amount they receive.  Apparently Alan was mentioned once or twice by him yesterday.  He had Natasha Richardson on today but she came on very late - 20 minutes before the end of his show - so he maybe didn't have time to mention his upcoming guests.  I shall tune in next week and let you all know as soon as Alan's name is mentioned.

 

This voting is great, we are doing alan proud.  But don't forget we must keep voting for the rest of the month when, as winner he will become: 

 

Most Attractive Man - monthly

 

Heh, doesn't that sound great?  Looking at the current man of the month, Hugh Jackman is currently on 11850 votes, so we have a loonng way to go.  


lauren 
9/09/05 at 11:01 AM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=blinkilite

Comments:
lurkinglawyer: i am so jealous!!! David Thewlis is a great actor. He did a great job as Lupin. I want to see more of his movies cuz I've only seen a few... have a great time!!!

I can't believe the votes are over 5000. this is great! and also kind of funny. I mean Alan totally deserves to win, but as a group of crazed Alan fans we're quite a force to be reckoned with!!! heehee!


annick 
9/09/05 at 10:12 AM

Comments:

1

Alan Rickman

5056 votes


beryl 
9/09/05 at 10:04 AM

Comments:

just voted, gonna vote some more now..hehe

 

AR's gonna win fo sho'!!!

 

5044! ^_^


Annick 
9/09/05 at 09:44 AM

Comments:

1

Alan Rickman

5009 votes


sue 
9/09/05 at 09:39 AM

Comments:

Oh it's hit 5000!!!


Leanne 
9/09/05 at 09:21 AM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

hey!!! 4960 how good are we people!!!!

 

 

 

Welcome newbie, here is the link to the Hello magazine vote that we are all going crazie over!! you can vote every fifteen minutes.

http://www.hellomagazine.com/vote/mostattractiveman/index.html?presentar=resultado&reciente=false

 

 

Leanne

-x-


Claudia 
9/09/05 at 09:17 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi beryl and welcome to our fun little group.  I hope you will stick around and join in as often as you can!

 

The voting is for Hello's Most Attractive Man of the Week. The winner of the week vote will move onto Most Attractive Man of the Month and then eventually..the year.  You can vote as many times as you want as long as wait 15 minutes between each vote. 

 

Never fear, Elaine.  If AR is interviewed by SW, there will be a recording done!  We'll miss you but getting away could be the best thing to help you over the empty nest syndrome.  Check in whenever you can, please!

   

 

 


beryl 
9/09/05 at 08:58 AM

Comments:

whoa! i can't believe i just came across this site! i should've found this sooner!!! it's my first time to post in an AR guestbook actually...i usually just lurk around..hehe

 

anyway... what's this poll? where do i get to vote?? i'll vote as much as i can, as i have way too much time on my hands...heehee.. [anything for AR, eh?]


Elaine 
9/09/05 at 08:55 AM

What is your location? In the midst of kit and caboodle

Comments:

Just popped in while I grab a coffee. Took son to college Wed. Haven't cried yet! Then spent yesterday doing some "me" things. Today, I've got very little time to pack my kit for my TA Annual Camp, have a hair cut (shades of Full Metal Jacket - not really), get some stuff for the Mess and clean up. So not much Alan time. And I still can't get my phone to act as a modem so I may not see much of you all in the next couple of weeks - unless the Internet has come to Strensall.

 

Anyway, Happy Birthday and Anniversary to everyone who I have missed, and shall miss. Hope you all had a wonderful time.

 

After being mystified as to what I should be voting for, have tried to make up for lost time and "done my bit". It was nearlly up to 4000 when I voted a minute ago. When does the vote close?

 

I am tempted to record Steve Wright's programmes for the next 2 weeks on Sky plus but don't think I will have enough memory. If he does appear, I'm sure someone will record it for posterity. At least you can listen to the last week if you miss it. Surely filming has not finished yet? Maybe he's finished his bit?

 

NOTHING remotely Snape on the new GOF site. Not even a teensy pic with all those others underneath. I think we'll be lucky if he's in one scene. Just have to hope he signs on for the next 3!!! He'll be in those A LOT!

 

I'll try and pop in later this evening. Have to fly.....


Claudia 
9/09/05 at 08:40 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oops, thanks for the link, Sue. 

 


Claudia (number 4906) 
9/09/05 at 08:40 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

TGIF! 

 

That is a very generous offer to Julie, Lurking Lawyer.

 

So Steve Wright has had Patrick Stewart before...that's very encouraging.  Hopefully, Jules will get some kind of confirmation response to her email too. 

 

Unfortunately, no the eBay creeps don't ever give up.  Do you still have a link, Sue?   

 

Julie, I'm so sorry about Staci. 

 

    


sue 
9/09/05 at 08:30 AM

Comments:

I couldn't get that last post on here with the ebay link but here it is: LINK

 

Oh and it has a tear in it too!!!


sue 
9/09/05 at 08:26 AM

Comments:

They never give up do they? These ebay sellers must think there are an awful lot of saps out there!!

Someone is selling the  MetroLife magazine for £25!!!

This was the FREE magazine that came with the Standard at the Love Actually release time. It is the one with the free dvd with interviews that I bought about 16 copies of!LOL

HOWEVER, read the small print and you can see that he is not providing the dvd!!

So basically you are paying £25 for a freebie which has no pictures of rickman other than what is on the cover!!

OH!! And one last thing he is giving the address away where you can write and get a signed photo of Alan!! Wow this guy is all heart isn't he???


Annick 
9/09/05 at 07:43 AM

What is your location? FRANCE

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://blogs.aol.fr/sci4ctoulon/ANNICK/

Comments:

1

Alan Rickman

4821 votes


Marlina 
9/09/05 at 07:25 AM

Comments:

4794!


Kim 
9/09/05 at 06:50 AM

What is your location? CT

Comments:

Thanks for the b-day wishes. Too bad it' over with, but still partying here. Happy boirthday and anniversary to those who have birthdays and anniversaies this month.

 

 

Anyone doign anythign this weekend? have a good one.


Barbara 
9/09/05 at 06:09 AM

What is your location? New Zealand

Comments:

Dee, All good wishes and Happy Anniversay.


Julie  
9/09/05 at 06:08 AM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

 

 

to Lurking Lawyer:  My daughter would love an autograph, not sure if I can get you something in time though.  You can email me if you'd like.   She's absolutely obsessed with the guy!  Her bedroom is pretty much a David Thewlis shrine.  Although I did make her hang up an AR picture.


Marlina 
9/09/05 at 05:49 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

That's real freaky accident! My sympathy..

 

Wow ladies.. Last Night I leave the vote for bed when it reach 3222 and this afternoon it's already 4651?! Wow!

Geezz, This is indeed great! This have to go for the rest of the year so our man will became "Yearly-you-know-what"

 

*Vote for Alan again and again and again*

 

Dee~ That was amazing! Happy 25th Anniversary!

 

Thank you! Keep voting lady!

 

Love you All!

 

 


sue 
9/09/05 at 05:22 AM

Comments:

Sorry that was 4628!! (Now I know where my sone got his dyslexia from!)


Sue 
9/09/05 at 05:21 AM

Comments:

I listen to Steve Wright only in the car on the afternoon skool run from about 2.55 until 3.30. He often lists the guests he is going to have on in the coming weeks and he does often have some pretty big names (Patrick Stewart was on the other week) so I will listen out.

 

Julie - what a terrible thing to happen. Thank God none of us know what's round the corner.

 

I was just number 4268!!

 


Alanfan 
9/09/05 at 02:58 AM

What is your location? Yorkshire

Comments:

4491 now, more than 21/2 thousand over his rival KS.


Laura 
9/09/05 at 02:44 AM

Comments:
Happy belated anniversary, Dee!
Lurking Lawyer 
9/09/05 at 12:07 AM

Comments:

Julie--Is there something I might be able to have autographed for your daughter?  I can't promise anything, but I can certainly try!  Let me know.


Julie 
9/08/05 at 10:53 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

 

 

 To: Lurking Lawyer--my daughter is the biggest David Thewlis fan you'd ever want to meet!  She would be so envious of your ticket.  It's her 13th birthday today, btw.

 

Happy b-day to Kim, Michigan, from Julie, Michigan! 

 

Happy Anniversary Dee and hubby! 

 

Had horrible news today.  A 17-yr-old girl I know was killed in a freak horse accident.  It kicked her, knocked her into a pond, and she drowned.  For those of you so inclined, could you remember her family in their grief?  Her name was Staci.  Thanks.


Claudia 
9/08/05 at 10:42 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi Lurking Lawyer!  Please let us know if you are able to meet with David Thewlis.  I'd love to read about it.  I've read that he's a really nice person so you probably won't have to beg for his autograph. 

 

I think you summed it up very appropriately

Quote:
I prefer to think of people as people rather than as their profession, as I have found that a jerk is a jerk no matter what his or her job.

 

Jules, Kimberly received that picture among a few others that a friend of hers, who wanted to remain anonymous, actually took of AR.  Here is another one which happens to be my favorite one of Snape. *grin* 

 

 

Kimberly....we miss you!!!!

 

Now its getting late and like Sue, since this is my first week back to work after 11 days off, the early mornings are a pain.  See yall tomorrow. 

 

 

 


Sabine 
9/08/05 at 10:25 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Claudia asked us to put the "lawyer issue" to rest.  We should respect this.  So please, let's make this one the last post regarding the subject.


Lurking Lawyer 
9/08/05 at 10:17 PM

What is your location? LA

Comments:

I have tickets to see David Thewlis in "Theater of the New Ear" on September 15, 2005 at UCLA.  I'm bringing my POA book and will beg him for an autograph if I can find him after the play.  Although I'd rather it was AR, he's the closest I can get.  I am, actually, quite fond of Professor Lupin too.

 

In my office, there are three lawyers (including myself) who are mad about the HP books.  One of them even keeps a picture of Snape in her office.  Funny, these are the warmest, kindest people I've ever worked with.  The staff likes us too, I guess.  Nobody quits.  I don't know.  I prefer to think of people as people rather than as their profession, as I have found that a jerk is a jerk no matter what his or her job.  Anyway, just my humble opinion. 

 

Happy anniversaries and birthdays where appropriate.  I shall go back to lurking and enjoying this site, as always. 


Chevelle 
9/08/05 at 08:26 PM

What is your location? NY

Comments:
Happy Anniversary Dee and Hikity, and many more to come.

WOW, 4070!! - Keep voting ladies. I must have voted at least 20 times today.

Jules 
9/08/05 at 07:19 PM

What is your location? England

Comments:

Thanks, Claudia.

 

OMG, I've just refreshed the page as I'm catching up with the chatter and up pops Alan, I almost had a heart attack.   What an absolutely gorgeous pic of him.  It looks as though it could have been taken in someones garden and that he had just popped in for a cuppa.   He looks so relaxed.  


Sabine 
9/08/05 at 07:16 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Dee - Happy Anniversary!  

 

Kim - Happy Birthday! Hope you're having a wonderful day! 


Claudia 
9/08/05 at 07:06 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 Bravo, Jules!  I think we can all understand the needed breaks. 

 

And thank you for the head's up on the possible radio interview!  I hope something does come out of it.  And please let us know when you hear from Steve Wright. 

 

Everyone that can....help us watch BBC Radio 2.


Claudia 
9/08/05 at 07:02 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I knew you would get some flowers, Dee!!!  25 roses are sooo romantic!

 

No, you are not charged for voting.  So run right now...do not pass go...do not collect $200....and VOTE

 

Back to the touchy subject.  I want to apologize to each and every person that has been offended by the lawyer comments.  I've voiced my concern about how the comments might be affecting others and I've asked that they stop.  Please put this to rest and let's get back to having some AR fun!

 

And for starters, I think its time for some AR pic spam.  This pic was originally posted by our very own Kimberly, MI and I think its one of my favorite candid shots of The Man.  He looks like he is geniunely having a good time. 

 

   


Jules 
9/08/05 at 07:00 PM

What is your location? England

Comments:

Hi everyone

I've just heard on an Alan fansite that Alan is supposedly appearing on 'Steve Wright in the afternoon' sometime soon.  For all those outside the UK, that is on BBC Radio 2.  God, I hope this is true.  I've just been to the Radio 2 website and found nothing as yet.  So, I decided to write to the man himself and ask, no, not our man but Steve Wright.   I've just sent him an email.  Whhoo, I'm all hot and bothered!  I hope and pray this will take place.  We are sooo deprived of Alan giving interviews in our country.  Anyway, I shall let you all know if I hear anything.  If you could all keep your eyes peeled too, thank you muchly.

 

I've been voting for Alan every 15 minutes for the past 2 days on Hello mags site, with the exception of had to have breaks. We're doing well.


Dee 
9/08/05 at 06:36 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Thanks everyone for the good wishes and cute animations! You're all so sweet. The flowers from hubby did come thru -- 25 roses!! Lovely! Although, it looks a little like a huge funeral basket...

 

Lauren --  Enjoy your years together (even the rough ones). I hate to sound like an old lady, but the time just slips by faster and faster!

 

Hikity -- 24 years for you? We both must have been child brides!!

 

Voting -- This might be a silly question: does it cost money to vote? I mean, they won't charge me every time I click "vote", will they?


Emily 
9/08/05 at 06:27 PM

Comments:

Carly Lynda:  I applaud your announcement that you will not be revisiting the issue further. Because each time you revisit the issue, you dig yourself a little deeper into a hole. Wouldn't it just have been enought to simply say that you were not speaking about all lawyers and drop it, instead of coming back three times to make your ridiculous and arrogant statement and INSIST that your experience is the true one? 

 

 I'm not going to debate with you whether or not attorneys are all the things you claim them to be. My MIL and BIL are both paralegals and I have heard the war stories. The difference is, MIL and BIL do not go around airing their opinions on A PUBLIC BOARD that has nothing to do with the legal profession. Since you run a fan site of your own (as you like to remind us),  I am surprised at a.) your lack of sensitivity to your diverse fellow posters, some of whom might be attorneys (or married to attorneys) and b.)the inflammatory tone of your very long and self-indulgent posts. If you have issues with lawyers, might I suggest you vent them on a "bad bosses" board? You've had ample opportunity to have your say, CL. So, on behalf of my dear friend who is an attorney, and my very nice BIL and SIL who are attorneys, now I have had mine.


Bluebeatbabe 
9/08/05 at 06:00 PM

What is your location? Sheffield

Comments:

Just clocked 3862!

 

Happy Anniversaries to Dee and Hikity!

Thanks for your input on the GB- I enjoy your contributions and feel I know a little part  (big part, that is ALAN RICKMAN!) of your lives.

Keep voting GALS !


Carly Lynda 
9/08/05 at 05:53 PM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:

Dear All:

 

With all due respect to everyone here who do *NOT* work in a law firm, you have to understand one very *IMPORTANT* thing when dealing with attorneys:-

 

It is quite one thing to deal with attorneys on a client/attorney basis, or even on a social basis, and *ENTIRELY* a different one as an assistant/attorney relationship.  And I *ASSURE* you that if you poll legal staffers across the board, this sentiment is shared with 90% of those who cross the gauntlet everyday in today's law firms.

 

In fact, law firms in Canada have a reputation for having one of the largest number of staff turn-arounds, and especially *BURN-OUTS* ... I wonder why!

 

I, on the other hand, have had the great fortune and privilege of shadowing great legal minds, who also proved to be pleasant, flexible, appreciative and bosses.  However, given the executive position of my boss, I am privy to many "in-house" shenanigans between lawyers and their peers (that is another Pandora's Box which I will not delve into) and lawyers and their assistants.

 

Sadly, here in Montreal, *ALL* colleges and institutions, except for one, that used to offer legal courses for legal secretaries and paralegals have ... CLOSED.  There is just no more interest in such jobs because of the stress, unappreciation, no chance of advancement, but most of all, the stressful job of having to put up with bosses who are, in general, impossible to work for.

 

We are now facing, here in Montreal, a *MAJOR* shortage of competent and bilingual (a *MUST* in our province) legal secretaries and litigation paralegals, so much so that placement agencies, of all things, have set up a small room in their offices to, so to speak, teach the basics of legal secretarial services and terminology to candidates who are "lured" to attempt such a job, and then it is up to the law firm itself to pay for proper bilingual courses, in a bid of filling up positions that are being left behind by babyboomers, only too eager to retire.

 

As for me changing my job, as someone here suggested, I will let you now that throughout my entire 24-year career, I have *ALWAYS* worked for the Big Cheese of the law firm where I am hired at and only leave the firm when he retires, unless I am assigned to another Senior Partner in charge of the Litigation Department, as I categorically refuse to work for junior or intermediary attorneys, for reasons well known to us, paralegals and legal secretaries.

 

Now, I can't speak for the atmosphere that reigns in law firms in other countries, but trust me when I tell you that as a person who works with lawyers on both sides of the fence all day, night and sometimes even weekends, I, and other legal "survivors", know what we are talking about.

 

David E. Kelley, who is himself an ex-attorney, and who penned and produced--with surgical precision--many successful American courtroom dramas, which include, among others, "L.A. Law", "The Practice" to the present "Boston Legal" (and trust me, the likes of pompous and ego-tripping Denny Crane and Alan Shore are very rampant within law firms, and this is why it resonates with many viewers, especially with people in our profession) will often depict lawyers in a vulgar, erratic, egotistical and maniacal manner, especially within the confines of the law firm where they operate, because that is *EXACTLY* how they behave, especially with their colleagues and staffers.

 

In light of the foregoing, I trust I have made the reasons for my previous statements abundantly clear and reiterate that I am speaking out of my direct professional experience alongside attorneys, and which notion is shared with many other legal staffers here in Canada, and I suspect also in the U.S.A.

 

Since I believe that I have explained myself extensively on the matter, I will not revisit this issue in future postings.

 

 

 


Bluebeatbabe 
9/08/05 at 05:43 PM

What is your location? Sheffield

Comments:

Alan says

'Best Wishes' to all those lovely ladies voting for me.

Yes, this is our most attractive male !

No Question !

Keep it up - he knows he has the best fans in the world!

 


Hikity 
9/08/05 at 05:07 PM

Comments:

Oh, Claudia, I've just read your latest posts - you are right, I anyway believe that most people are decent (I always look on the bright side of life), but was a bit shocked about these statements made here before.

well, it's a curious thing not to have your child in your home anymore...but surely we are somewhat proud she finished school well and now starts her university life. She is going to study English, Spanish and law...

Nighty Night to all of you - tomorrow is a busy day for me (i.e. I won't have time to vote every 15 minutes or so,  


sue 
9/08/05 at 05:05 PM

What is your location? england

Comments:

3759!! And time for bed. School started yesterday and these early mornings are a bit of a strain plus I have just started Jonathon Stange and Mr Norrell (or whatever it's called!) and it is 1000 pages long so I have to get busy!

Night all!!


Gissing's Girl 
9/08/05 at 05:02 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

I feel I must just wade in to the post by Carly Lynda about the vagaries of attourneys in general. This was a trifle high handed and not very fair to the profession as a whole.

 

I have had very fair dealings with attourneys, solicitors and lawyers and have unfailingly been treated with courtesy and good will. I am also personally aquainted with an American attourney ,of whom I am very fond and in no way can this person be said to be high handed, aggressive or in need of having her ego stroked. She would also go to the wall to help one of her friends and she is also a huge AR/Snape fan.

 

So much for your distorted view and I can only suggest that you get yourself another job where the company is more congenial.

 

Juliet, hope everything goes well with your last 2 chemos, just lie there and let your mind drift back to Bowness. Best wishes for your future health.       


Hikity 
9/08/05 at 05:01 PM

Comments:
3752 and now I go to bed 
Peekabooh 
9/08/05 at 04:51 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
3711 and still counting. This is so much fun! Don´t bother about Johnny D. or Elijah W, this group of dedicated fans can bring Alan to the number one place on The Most Attractive Man of the Year, I´m sure!

Dee and Hubby, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, well done both of you!

Hikity, not a problem, macht nichts, if you can´t work it out I don´t mind. It was nice to try, though.


Leanne 
9/08/05 at 04:25 PM

Comments:

3660

 well done ladies!!!!


RickiNicki 
9/08/05 at 03:46 PM

What is your location? London

Comments:
Happy Birthday
and
Happy Anniversary
to both of you!


Claudia 
9/08/05 at 03:39 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

And I wanted to add that you must be very proud of your daughter, Hikity!

 


Claudia 
9/08/05 at 03:36 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Hikity, I would have to say the greatest majority of attorneys are all normal, decent, hard working individuals no matter what country they are in. But as with anything, there are exceptions to the rule.  I think its unfair to clump all attorneys (or any other profession or life-style) into one category. 

 

 

 


Hikity 
9/08/05 at 03:22 PM

Comments:

Oh dear, Alfan, I thought we have only to vote for this week and the figure then counts for the decision on month and year...ehh, I am going on holidays soon (my hubby just said that his aol internet/laptop does work in Aserbaijan) - good grief - he must think I am crazy (most probably he has been thinking this for the last - DEE!! - 24 years anyway)


Hikity 
9/08/05 at 03:17 PM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

What a problem you have in US and Canada with lawyers...my father, brother, brother-in-law (haha), now our daughter - they all studied (are studying) law. They are very normal, decent  and hard working people here, no chance for them to become rich and famous. There are no such lawsuits as we can learn from American films... and I am very glad about this. They have an important and democratic task to fulfill.


Alfan 
9/08/05 at 03:15 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Oh oh , Kiefer is gaining ,,,,,,,,,,hes only 1568 votes away.  

 

I think i voted at least ten times today, and i have a headache, now i go lay down and wake up and have Alan at least 2000 ahead of Kiefer. But WHEN Alan wins this week, he is going to have major compatition for Montly award. Thats when we need to really use our fingers............right now the winner of the Monthly is Hugh Jackman.....who is a hottie is his own right...and WHEN Alan wins that weeeelllll,,,,,,,then the compatition will be really tough as there are major hotties for Most Attractive Man of the Year, Jonny Depp being one of them.......ahhhhhh, in my eyes and heart Alan is still the best.


Claudia 
9/08/05 at 02:46 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohhh AR is really moving up and FAST!

 

Please excuse me for speaking out so publicly but I feel I need to step up to the plate on the recent comments about attorneys.  I felt like the comments were never meant to harm anyone and that is why this morning, I asked Carly Lynda to clarify whom her remarks were made towards. 

 

Susan is absolutely right in that there are a huge number of AR fans that have chosen law for their profession. Our group is comprised of people from all walks of life--attorneys, doctors, nurses, artists, librarians, teachers, home-makers and the list goes on and on.  Plus we have students in our group as well.  So I hope you all see why I ask that we use some caution and sensitivity when approaching such subjects.

 

Now, let's get back to voting! 

 


AFNH 
9/08/05 at 02:18 PM

Comments:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KIM
And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, DEE Hope you both have had a wonderful day.

Isn't the Hello poll doing well, how many of us are sneakily clicking to vote, while looking as though we are working extremely hard - LOL?!


Alanfan  
9/08/05 at 02:04 PM

What is your location? Yorkshire

Comments:

3331 now


Kim 
9/08/05 at 01:27 PM

What is your location? CT

Comments:

TYhanks and happy anniversary to

 

Dee and hubby

 

 

Keep on voting and make him number one!


Carly Lynda 
9/08/05 at 01:04 PM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:

To Neice:--

 

 

 

 

To Kim:-

 

 

 

 

And to Dee and hubby:-

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hikity 
9/08/05 at 01:00 PM

Comments:

3167 - is that going on till the end of the month?? Wow!


Hikity 
9/08/05 at 12:59 PM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

Dear Dee, congratulations on your anniversary. You two are lucky (never mind the murderous thoughts..that's normal I guess, ). 25 years togetherness - that's great.

 

Kim, happy birthday to you, have a lovely and memorable day with lots of nice presents.

 

Julia, I know Tübingen a bit, nice student town. I lived 7 years in "Swabia" myself and loved it. good luck to you (we had another fantastic day here, grummel, )


Marlina 
9/08/05 at 12:45 PM

Comments:

3130!


Marlina 
9/08/05 at 12:41 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

3119!


Laura 
9/08/05 at 12:40 PM

Comments:

thank you , Leanne and Lucy.

Kim, happy birthday!


Marlina 
9/08/05 at 12:39 PM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

3102! This is great!


Neice  
9/08/05 at 12:23 PM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA, USA

Comments:

I cheered out loud when I saw that AR's vote is up over 3000! What a group of dedicated fans we are!  Alan deserves nothing but the highest score.

 

Claudia & Lauren - thanks for the warm welcome.  This site is definitely the "Alan Rickman" place to be.


lauren 
9/08/05 at 12:17 PM

What is your location? philadelphia, PA

Comments:
Dee: congratulations on your anniversary... 25 years is a long time! my FIRST wedding anniversary is coming up at the end of the month. this year went by so fast!

Kim: Happy birthday!

everyone else: Keep voting!!!

I don't know if someone posted this before or not - but yesterday Apple announced that they will be having all of the Harry Potter books available on audio for purchase/download through iTunes.
Also there is a deluxe set: All the books with a Harry Potter special edition 20GB iPod for $249. Honestly, its nothing special, just has a hogwarts crest engraved on the back. I was hoping for house colors - you know the dark green slytherin with Alan's face on it, but no such luck. Here is the link.



Carly Lynda 
9/08/05 at 12:14 PM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:

Quote:
Susan wrote:-

I know you meant no harm by your post, but just so you are aware....there are attorneys who are huge Alan fans, and several of them visit this board. They're not sardonic, evil and don't need their egos massaged.

I know you were talking about the people you work with, but I felt the need to post this.
 

 

No, I did not mean any harm, Susan!

 

However, I *NEVER* qualified them as "evil", as you so stipulated, but rather as being "stuck-up", which they are, in most cases.

 

Having been in the legal profession for nearly 25 years now, I can safely tell you that lawyers "in general" are indeed sardonic, stuck-up, and *CONSTANTLY* need their over-inflated egos to be massaged.  And, several of them are *MAJOR* and chronic "head cases".

 

It is no wonder that courtroom dramas do so well on TV: up to now, everything that has been depicted, whether it be from storylines to the way lawyers behave, both on a professional and on a personal level, IT'S ALL TRUE!!!!  Take it from someone who has the war wounds to prove it.

 

It is indeed a jungle, and sometimes even a circus, to work in a law firm, however intellectually stimulating it may be for people who feed off intellect, like myself.

 

I trust this has shed light on my non-inflammatory comments.

 

 

 


Peekabooh 
9/08/05 at 11:47 AM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
3006!
LOL

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM




Daydreamer 
9/08/05 at 11:44 AM

Comments:
3000!

and HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM!
Chevelle 
9/08/05 at 11:13 AM

What is your location? NY

Comments:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM!!

HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!


Marlina 
9/08/05 at 11:13 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

HAHAHAHA! This is Brilliant! I just leave for bed last night after keep voting and reach 600..

But tonight! it's 2935??? God! Ladies! you're great! i'll keep voting all night long!

 

Sue, you didn't commit any sin.. It's okay..

 

Dee, flowers on the way to your home..

 

Kim~ Happy birthday dear..!

 

Love you All!


Kim 
9/08/05 at 10:54 AM

What is your location? CT

Comments:

Thanks. Too bad no birthday spankings from AR or hugs. grr.

 

 

I voted once which was yesterday. I hope he wins.


Susan 
9/08/05 at 10:36 AM

What is your location? CO

Comments:
Carly Lynda,

I know you meant no harm by your post, but just so you are aware....there are attorneys who are huge Alan fans, and several of them visit this board. They're not sardonic, evil and don't need their egos massaged.

I know you were talking about the people you work with, but I felt the need to post this.



Julia 
9/08/05 at 09:52 AM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM!!!

Hikity - At least you've done something But no excuses for me today, for it's just starting to become quite grey here.
So you're studying in Wuppertal? I'm from Aachen. Staying here at my parents for the holidays, but I'm studying in Tübingen.

Wheeee... I can't wait until HP&GoF. I'm re-reading OotP at the moment, been spending the whole night with it, until half past eight this morning *laughs* Can't wait until that film though, it's got so much Snape in it *drools*

A nice day to you all!

Jule - Snape-addict
Carly Lynda 
9/08/05 at 09:32 AM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:

Quote:
Claudia wrote:-

Carly Lynda, I'm sure you were referring to the particular attorneys you were dealing with yesterday, right?   

 

Yup! Yup!  Yup!

 

I'm a Litigation Paralegal by profession and work with attorneys all day!!!!

 

Legal proceedings, conference rooms, courtrooms, heated disputes, and massaging attorneys' over-inflated egos is my schtick!

 

 


sue 
9/08/05 at 09:23 AM

Comments:

MANY HAPPY RETURNS KIM!!!

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SILVER ANNIVERSARY DEE!!!


Claudia 
9/08/05 at 09:16 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 Congratulations, Dee!  I'm sure the flowers will be knocking at the door very soon. 

 

 


Dee 
9/08/05 at 09:10 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Happy birthday, Kim! Enjoy your day!

 

Sue -- Shame on you! Although I agree that LN is pretty munchable, the Sheriff of Naughtyham should punish you for that disloyal vote! (I was going to add a smilie, but Claudia doesn't have one with a whip!)

 

I should try to control my AR obsession today. After all, it's my 25th wedding anniversary! What's the secret to our success? Divorce was never an option. Of course, murder occasionally crossed my mind...but never divorce! Unfortunately, hubby still works in Urbana M-F, so I won't see him until the weekend. He better send flowers today or I may have to start fleshing out those murderous thoughts!!


Leanne 
9/08/05 at 08:49 AM

Comments:

hmm, not at the moment, but as I said, I dont quite think it is finished yet

because when you click on the faces at the bottom of the page it says 'coming soon'

so maybe sometime 'soon' we will see some alan/snape stuff!

 

Leanne

-x-


Claudia 
9/08/05 at 08:38 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Awwwww Kim, CT!  You beat me to the punch this morning! 

 

 

Have a wonderful day, Kim!

 

 

Woo hoo!  AR is waaaaaay out front this morning!  I'll keep adding my votes anyway.  Ya never know when some of those other guys' fans will wake up. 

 

Forgiven Sue.  I think if KS were in a lower position, I might feel sorry for him and throw him a bone too. 

 

Thanks for the news on the GoF link, Leanne.  I can't believe that WB is still segregating regions for the HP site.  Its really a shame. 

 

Carly Lynda, I'm sure you were referring to the particular attorneys you were dealing with yesterday, right? 

    


Kim 
9/08/05 at 08:32 AM

What is your location? Ct

Comments:

I haven';t been here in a while. But been lurking on and off without posting. Ncie work peopel on finding news, etc.

 

 

Just wanted to say it's my birthday today. I'm half of 50 today. I feel old. LOL.

 

 

Have a good one. made up a cool sond about birthdays called Birthdays Is All Around. LOL. I will post that later.

 

have a good one.

 

Kim


Chalebh 
9/08/05 at 08:30 AM

What is your location? at home

Comments:

2623!

 

There are really some strange people out there... Sitting in front of their computer and hitting every 15 minutes the same button. Silly! *evilgin*

 

But it's much more fun than the Bundestagswahl on Sunday will be.

 

Anyone up for a guess who many votes Alan will have on Monday morning?

 

LG Chalebh


Lucy 
9/08/05 at 08:16 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Laura: Is there ever!  Check out Claudia's All Things Snape page. 

Laura 
9/08/05 at 07:48 AM

Comments:

Leanne-

is there any Snape/Rickman stuff to download or see?


Laura 
9/08/05 at 07:47 AM

Comments:

a friend sent me this page

 

http://photobucket.com/albums/a260/LLKK5/?action=view&current=Hpotter4.jpg


sue 
9/08/05 at 07:05 AM

Comments:

Thanks for the link Leanne. It always infuriates me that here in the UK we can't go to warnerbros.com site which is always up earlier that the co.uk one.

Ahh well, I leave you all voting, I must go


Leanne 
9/08/05 at 06:47 AM

What is your location? Glasgow

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://s12.invisionfree.com/Hogwartsary/index.php

Comments:

the goblet of fire website is up and running now!

you should go see it, you can download some great stuff though there are still some things to be added to it so its still not finished yet.http://harrypotter.warnerbros.co.uk/gobletoffire/master/index.html

Leanne

-x-


sue 
9/08/05 at 06:42 AM

Comments:

I have a confession!! Forgive me, I have sinned!!

 

 

I just gave Liam a vote, I can't help it, I felt sorry for him!!!


Ricky 
9/08/05 at 06:38 AM

What is your location? Austria

Comments:

Pirates of the Carabic - did flop? Didn't realise it. I LOVE THIS FILM. Saw it first on pay-TV and it was a must to buy.

A lovely Johnny Depp, a great Orlando Bloom - what does anyone want more?! ;o)

 

My new hobby: VOTING *lol*

 

Ricky


sue 
9/08/05 at 06:31 AM

Comments:
How could Pirates of the Caribbean FLOP anywhere??!!?? I mean.. it had PIRATES!!!jackwillduel.gifchest.gif
Hikity 
9/08/05 at 06:13 AM

Comments:

Merci, Nadège, though no sign of our Man...

Alba, yes, I assume everybody who happened to be in town (may be some even went so far as to fly over to get a role) and didn't mind putting off his/her clothes asked for this job. Odd weather, should be warm and dry by now...

 


Hikity 
9/08/05 at 06:08 AM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

Sue, Caribbean was a flop here...My daughter told me so and so I didn't go to the movies. From "Lord" Tanja liked Frodo, this I know (I am not so fond of LotR though I saw them all). Anyway, I am not interested in teens and twens anymore.... Actors I really like are - besides a very special one, whom I adore - Liam Neeson, Mel Gibson, Heigh Ledger (he is young but becomes better and better IMHO), Morgan Freeman and D. Washington and the two Fiennes brothers.


Nadège 
9/08/05 at 05:36 AM

What is your location? France

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

Comments:

 

 

Hello Girls!!

I make a little advertisement for my blog!!You can leave me messages where it is written "Livre d'or",It is a guestbook!!

Make your impressions and your ideas so that I improve my blog.

 At the end of the advertisement.

 

I found this link: http://extratv.warnerbros.com/v2/news/0805/12/3/video.html

 

It is a new band announces of Harry Potter!!!It is necessary Quick Time to read it!!!

 

And See You Later!!


Alba 
9/08/05 at 05:10 AM

Comments:
Hikity: My friend who is an extra is Argentinian...I think there's quite a mix there.

There has been heavy rain and wind in Barcelona and even TORNADOS. Weird for this part of the world.
Bluebeatbabe 
9/08/05 at 04:31 AM

What is your location? SHEFFIELD

Comments:
Well... Good morning ladies, brilliant- Alan is at 2260 and I've just added my first vote today!
Thanks to all who added votes overnight. keep the momentum up- we truly are 'the best set of fans any man
could wish for'

Never mind the competition in the Monthly- they should be worried if Alan makes the final selection !
Keep on truckin'
sue 
9/08/05 at 04:26 AM

Comments:

Wow Hikity! Bloom is THE pin-up of the youngsters at the mo. The young hero in Pirates Of the Caribbean and Legolas (the blonde elf) in Lord of the Rings


Hikity 
9/08/05 at 04:03 AM

Comments:
And I even don't know this Bloom.... One more vote before I go shopping
sue 
9/08/05 at 03:59 AM

Comments:

Good morning ladies, glad to see you have been working hard during the night! I have just clocked in at 2229.

Let's get him through the monthly before we worry about the Annual (mind you, those Depp and Bloom fans are fanatics!!LOL)


Hikity 
9/08/05 at 03:44 AM

What is your location? Germany, one more lovely day

Comments:

Claudia, Belalugaisdead seems not to be a Spanish girl (from her English I dare say). How comes she is an extra? Her news is fantastic, isn't it?

 

Votes are 2210 NOW, ladies, we work that out

Vicki, yes I took you a bit seriously,

Julia, I understand exactly what your "problem" is as it is mine as well. I can't sit at my desk in this gorgeous weather, so I have been reading and taking notes about political rhetoric and dufus (as someone put it here so nicely) for the last 3 weeks while sitting in the sun.


Alanfan  
9/08/05 at 01:53 AM

What is your location? Yorkshire

Comments:

He's now 2115, well in front.


Dee 
9/07/05 at 11:14 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

AFNH -- It wouldn't matter if AR was wearing that tight black t-shirt or the pheasant "Snowcake" sweater...I'd molest him in a heartbeat!

 


Claudia 
9/07/05 at 07:13 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 Juliet!  The brows'll be back in no time! 

   


Leanne 
9/07/05 at 07:05 PM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

well we are up to number 1622 on the poll!!! 

 ladies!!!!!


Claudia 
9/07/05 at 07:00 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Vicki, we have had a couple members here that have reported having a friend or family member that was accepted as an extra for Perfume.  But the story I think you are asking about is a report from an extra that was posted on IMDb

 

And thanks for asking, Vicki!  I forgot to check back to see if belalugosisdead had responded to my question and there was an answer! 

 

I posted with a question about whether AR had been there during the orgy scene and here is my answer:

 

Flipper,

He wasn't there during the main scene, which was mostly a space filling exercise than a narrative piece. But we're supposed to shot something more specific tomorrow with a reduced bunch of people, and I believe Rickman would be there; I'll let you know.

Anyway, I saw him act two meters away from me the other day during a few shots of a scene, and he's an amazing performer. He looks and sounds great on screen, but man! gotta see him live!.

 

 


Claudia 
9/07/05 at 06:52 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

 

Hi Neice! I'm glad you came in from lurking!  Its kinda cold out there, isn't it?  Well, you found THE place for AR warmth and friendship!  Join us whenever you can. 

 

Woo Hoo!  Ladies!  What can I say?  I've been away from a computer for 3 hours and I come back and AR is waaaay in the lead! Way to go!  I have a lot of voting through the evening to get caught up with the rest of you but I'll do my part. 

 

I went to see The Constant Gardener tonight and it is brilliant!  I've been watching for this film since I got the first Bill Nighy news alert several months ago and I was not let down in the patience department.  This film is soooo good that when I stepped up to the ticket seller and said "The Constant Gardener" the kid next to her perked up and said "Ohhhh that is a very good movie!" 

 

OK, now I've off to be number 1575 in the voting.

 


Vicki 
9/07/05 at 06:42 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Woo-Hooo!  1581 votes.....c'mon girls.....1600 is just around the corner!


kathy 
9/07/05 at 06:32 PM

What is your location? arkansas

Comments:

Juliet, Glad to hear from you!  Eye brows are overrated anyway!! Hope all goes well for the last 2 sessions.  Hugs from me in the US.

 

Thanks for the lovely pics of AR.  Luscious black t-shirt!  Looks like he's been doing some working out--looks slim and muscley!! yum


Susan CA 
9/07/05 at 06:29 PM

Comments:
If I'm reading the Hello site correctly, the competition this year is going to be fierce. I think these are the monthly winners so far:

Orlando Bloom
January


Johnny Depp
February


Ewan McGregor
March


Gerard Butler
April


Hayden Christensen
May


Enrique Iglesias
June


Sean Bean
July


Vicki 
9/07/05 at 06:26 PM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

Hikity - I was actually joking when I threw out my question about the wig.  But, it's nice to know that there is someone in this world who is willing to take me seriously!   Thanks!

 

Claudia - you keep referring to something about an extra in the film Perfume.  I may have missed a link to an interview or something...what are you talking about?

 

To all our GB members who are ill or recovering from injuries - Here's my Get Well Soon! wishes for you all.


Bluebeatbabe 
9/07/05 at 06:17 PM

What is your location? Sleepy Sheffield

Comments:

Well ladies- it's time for bed and dreams a la Alan Rickman!.

I've just added my last vote for today 1514- wonder how we'll do tomorrow!?

Gosh, that photo- those arms in that tee- he can put his arms (and anything else ) around me anytime he likes

 

Nighty Night all

Keep voting for Alan- we are a wonderfully supportive group here and Juliet, thanks for your votes and hope you're feeling Alan SOON !~ OOPS, that should have read Better ! (my mishtake !... only joking !)


Bluebeatbabe 
9/07/05 at 06:05 PM

What is your location? Sheffield

Comments:
  • Hey,ladies...remember who you are voting for- the Intiuitive, Incisive, Intelligent, the simply AWESOME Mr. Alan RICKMAN !
  • I think the 'I's' have it !  Is it HIM or the Tee?!  GORGEOUS!!!

Alanfan  
9/07/05 at 06:04 PM

What is your location? Yorkshire

Comments:

1501 Now and this little bit of Europe is going to bed. Keep up the good work.


Bluebeatbabe 
9/07/05 at 05:22 PM

What is your location? Sheffield

Comments:

 

Just hit 1394!

 

This group is OUTRAGEOUS ! Well done everyone and thanks too, to all other AR Groups who are helping with the vote.

Is your vote the number showing as the cursor does n't seem to register automatically- anyone know?

You know what  ? - Alan can win this- with 'a little help from his friends'

It would also be great to get Alan in the mag.

 He deserves all the good publicity and he is UNDOUBTEDLY 'THE NUMBER ONE HUNK !"


sue 
9/07/05 at 05:17 PM

Comments:

To quote Homer Simpson :"Way to go Idaho!!"

I go off for supper and then sit and watch a movie (Dave with Kevin Kline, sweet film) come back and see that the campaign has paid off!! We are a mighty force to be reckoned with!!LOL Keep voting girls!

 

Juliet, nice to see you Who needs eyebrows anyway, with a pencil you can have them as sexy as you like!


Peekabooh 
9/07/05 at 05:09 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
Forgot to say;

America/Canada/Australia, take over please. Europe is about to get some sleep. See ya´all in the morning. Sweet (Alan) dreams! Don´t forget to vote.... and again.....and again..... and again..... By the way, how many votes on Elijah Wood last week?


Peekabooh 
9/07/05 at 05:05 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
Hit the 1363rd click! Amazing, right?

Juliet, my thoughts are with you girl, hang in there!


Juliet 
9/07/05 at 04:38 PM

What is your location? UK

Comments:

Cast my vote, he's still top with 1200+

Lurve the black t-shirt pix, no flabby arms, hmm, didn't see him at my aquafit class today, wonder where he's working out!

Thanks for the ebay warnings, hope I got them in time.

4th chemo down, only 2 to go, hair just about holding up but eyebrows a dim memory!


Alfan 
9/07/05 at 04:38 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Alan Rickman 1248-------Kiefer Sutherland 1049

 

atta girls, whaaaay to go.


Hikity 
9/07/05 at 04:10 PM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

How long does this go on?? We have nearly 10 o'clock here...but please, Liam is a great actor, too, only not the most attractive man...Will He be notified by hello magazine in CASE he gets to that man-of-the-year competition, Carly Lynda??

 

Julia, syntax and semantics are obligatory here at Wuppertal before the mid-exam with lots of tests plus a final plus mid- exam. Pragmatics - if there is a course - is voluntary. We have a cute one too, although a German, he is sooooo sweet, esp. when he starts explaining complicated things nobody really understands unless having read his script (which is completely easy to understand...) ER ist zum Knutschen

 

Dee, I am sorry, forgive me please, OF COURSE you get detention with Snape, stupid me. Where do you prefer it?? In his classroom, potions storeroom or his private chambers?? huhu, I get carried away

Peekabooh, I haven't yet decided - some more days please, tks, hugs


Julie 
9/07/05 at 04:06 PM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

 

Yay I voted.  I was #1178.  Will vote again later!


Carly Lynda 
9/07/05 at 03:58 PM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:

Quote:
Neice wrote:-

(...)  Help me out, please!  How long do I have to keep voting?  (...) 

 

Hello Magazine's weekly poll runs for some 6 consecutive days, from Tuesday mornings to the next early Monday morning, at which time the winner's name is posted on their website and magazine.

 

The monthly poll, well, obviously, it runs from the 1st to the 30th or 31st of that month.

 

So, keep that eggtimer close to your PC, OK!

 

 


AFNH 
9/07/05 at 03:58 PM

Comments:
Thanks for the link to the Hello poll, I've now bookmarked it so I can keep going back....and back...and back - LOL! I'm sure we can do it!

Thank you all, also, for the translations and pics (black t-shirt - mmmmmm!)

Dee - how about being taken for a stroll to appreciate the artistic treasures of the city, then given strict orders not to molest anything (now there's a challenge and a half!)
Lauren  
9/07/05 at 03:49 PM

What is your location? Philadelphia PA

Comments:
Welcome to the list! I only just started posting like a week ago. YAY more Alan love in Philly!!!

Alan is over 1100 votes!! YIPPEE!!! this was a fun way to spend an afternoon! i hope he wins.

Neice 
9/07/05 at 03:38 PM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA, USA

Comments:

Hey All,

 

I've been lurking here for quite some time but finally this little "Hello" competition has finally pulled me.  Alan Rickman just has to remain #1.  Help me out, please!  How long do I have to keep voting?  And how do I explain to my husband that I spent my two child-free hours today voting to make AR one of "Hello's" sexiest men? 

 

Oh, well!  Thanks for the afternoon entertainment, everyone!!

 

 


Carly Lynda 
9/07/05 at 03:28 PM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:

(*enters to do a quick “Dance of Joy” and … gloat!*)

 

O-H … M-Y … G-O-D!!

 

My Royal Subjects:  We have conquered back Nottingham for our Beloved Sheriff Naughty-gham … I mean “Nottingham”!

 

Now that Alan is the reigning “King” at the poll, here is what each defeated “loser” is actually thinking--judging by the expression of their respective picture on said poll--after having fallen victim to this well-orchestrated *MAJOR* steal-o-rama:-

 

Keifer has that perplexed “What-da-f*ck-just-happened-here?” look.

 

Heath Ledger is just laughing it off saying, “I don’t need no f*ckin’ stupid “British” poll to tell me I’m the “Most Attractive Man” … I am!  End of story!”

 

George Michael is vigorously biting the inside of his cheeks … his tongue … and lips too, saying, “Why won’t anyone make me the “King” of anything anymore?!  Ooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!”

 

Liam Neeson is looking straight at the camera, saying:  “Is that a monkey I see in the photo lens?  Uh, no!  'Tis is I !!!” (Note to self:  Next time, get hair and makeup done before shoot.  Hmmph!)

 

Jim Carrey is saying, “Tee-hee-hee-hee!  I can’t believe they put my mug lumped with the rest of these bozos!  Loo-oo-ser-hers!!!”

 

Someone … quick!  Give me my own talk show, puh-leeze!

 

 

(*rushes back to meet with stuck-up and sardonic attorneys*)

 


Alanfan  
9/07/05 at 03:27 PM

What is your location? Yorkshire

Comments:

He's 1058 now. Way to go Alan.


miem (again) 
9/07/05 at 03:11 PM

What is your location? Oregon, USA

Comments:

I was just looking over the rest of the Hello poll site and saw that we are definitely going to have our work cut out for us if, excuse me, when we do pull Alan through to the monthly poll. Elijah Wood won for last week and he definitely has a bus-load of fans that like to do what we're doing right now!


Ricky 
9/07/05 at 03:07 PM

What is your location? Austria

Comments:

Number one - oh yes, isn't this wonderful?! I hope they don't cancel (is this the right word for putting away?! all the doubled votings. I have tried to vote every 15 to 20 minutes from the time on I realized this! *lol*

 

Ricky


Lucy 
9/07/05 at 03:07 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:
Our Man is #1!  But we already knew that.

1003 votes last time I looked.


miem 
9/07/05 at 03:06 PM

What is your location? Oregon, USA

Comments:

Okie, I voted! I got worried for a second, when I voted they had KS ranked first and the votes tied. Then I refreshed the page and Alan had pulled ahead by 8 votes. Whew! Keep it up ladies (and gents?i dunno...)

 

Someone questioned Jim Carrey on the list...I question George Michael! I realize he was a slab o' beefcake awhile ago, but is he truely one now? REALLY?? How did I miss that? I don't get it, he looks really creepy IMHO in that picture, he seems to have had a lot of plastic surgury.

Wasn't his butt the only drool inducing thing about him way back when anyway? (is remembering something about a butt on a poster..but that may have been Bruce Springstein...) I was a bit young then.

 

Cheers!


Ana 
9/07/05 at 02:58 PM

What is your location? Spain

Comments:

Finally, the place he deserves... NUMBER ONE!!!! Wheeeeeeeeee


Peekabooh 
9/07/05 at 02:55 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
YES YES YES, he is FIRST

Carly Lynda 
9/07/05 at 02:43 PM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:

(*pops in for a "quickie" between one legal proceeding and another*)

 

Pheeeeeeeew!

 

I am glad to see that Bluebeatbbabe and Claudia already apprised everyone here about the Hello Magazine poll.

 

I myself had received an alert from Google early this morning and quickly enlisted the efforts of several soldiers on other Rickman and non-Rickman websites in a bid to obtain a shitload of votes ... and Alan baby is presently in second place.  Woohoo!!!

 

Due to my heavy workload, my second-to-last stop was  ... here!

 

OK!

So the way this poll works is like this (we have done it before on other actors' websites):-

The person who wins at the "weekly" "Most Attractive Man" poll will then be included in the "monthly" "Most Attractive Man" poll.  And, if he or she wins the "monthly", then he/she be automatically included in the "Yearly Grand Finale" of "Most Attractive Man" where *ALL* of the "monthly" winners will get a chance at becoming the "Yearly Most Attractive Man". Yay!

The winners in the "weekly", "monthly" and "yearly" polls are unmistakably announced on Hello Magazine online as well as in their published issues.

So!  This basically means that if we are indeed successful at placing Teh Hotness in the first spot this week, at the end of this September, we will have to "re-group" and start a new battle to place Alan at the helm for the title of the "monthly" "Most Attractive Man".

Isn' this fun?!

 

(*rushes off to conference room*)

 


Laurie  
9/07/05 at 02:34 PM

What is your location? Vermont

Comments:

Thanks girls for posting the link to vote for Alan.  I've already voted several times today and will keep doing it as long as I can.   I'm going out of town early tomorrow morning and won't be back until at least Sunday and I won't have access to a computer.  Can someone please e-mail me next week and let me know how the voting went? Thank you.


Alanfan  
9/07/05 at 02:25 PM

What is your location? Yorkshire

Comments:

I voted I'm 877, but I see it's up to 888 now. I'll post it in my other group.


Emily 
9/07/05 at 02:17 PM

Comments:

Yeah, I wonder how much they're charging for the i-Books. They have to charge less than the CDs to make it viable. I also wonder if the Potter iPod will come in house colors. I was given a green iPod mini for my birthday, but it's more lime green than Slytherin green!

 


sue 
9/07/05 at 02:12 PM

Comments:

I'll consider the iTune option if they are cheaper than the cds over here otherwise there is no point. I could just upload the cds to the ipod.


Claudia 
9/07/05 at 02:09 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

We're a devoted lot....we can keep the pace cause our fella is going to come out on top! 

 

The iTunes news is great, Emily!  I still want the U2 player though.  LOL 

 

 


Emily 
9/07/05 at 02:04 PM

Comments:

This is big news -- Apple just announced that all the Harry Potter books will be available to download on I-Tunes. AND there's a new Harry Potter edition iPod with the Hogwarts crest.

 

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050907/sfw113.html?.v=8


sue 
9/07/05 at 01:59 PM

Comments:

Only 84 behind now!! Not sure when it finishes. It says results are published Tuesday so we may have to keep voting all week!!


Claudia (with a sore finger) 
9/07/05 at 01:45 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Sue, I agree with you.  It is a lot of fun!  But what else is a group of Rickmaniacs to do when there's no news? 


Julia 
9/07/05 at 01:33 PM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
once more, not AR-related, my apologies

Hikity
I'm doing Pragmatics, Syntax/Semantics will come up next summer-semester. I like it a lot, but the wonderful weather doesn't do much about my motivation, if you know what I mean
We also have a rather large linguitics department and my lecturer is one hell of a cutie *grins* PLUS the best example for a true English gentleman. He's from Somerset.
Dee 
9/07/05 at 01:29 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Hikity -- Oh please...I've been very, very bad! Make that detention with Snape!! Pleeeeease!


sue 
9/07/05 at 01:01 PM

Comments:

Quote:
Alan is taking giant leaps now (is that correct English?), 

 

Sounds great to me!!

Well I stuck it on IMDb and 2 LJs!! 183 behind now!!

This very silly but fun!


Peekabooh 
9/07/05 at 12:55 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
I posted the link over at Suzanne´s. Alan is taking giant leaps now (is that correct English?), anyway we can beat KS, COMMON GIRLS!!!

Daydreamer 
9/07/05 at 12:50 PM

Comments:
I'm voting every 15 minutes
And also posted the link on SWARF messageboard and wrote the girls at alanrickman.cz to vote.

When will the voting end? Today or at the end of the week?
sue 
9/07/05 at 12:46 PM

Comments:

OK, 210 behind Kiefer now!! We can do it!!


Lauren 
9/07/05 at 12:43 PM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA

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

Comments:
Dee: I liked all your options of a night on the town with AR... hard to decide which I'd prefer, though it would probably be the last (criticizing my bad dye job). LOL!

Keep voting!! he just moved to second place!!!!!



sue 
9/07/05 at 12:41 PM

Comments:
Only 2 votes behind Heath Ledger!! Great work girls!!
Hikity 
9/07/05 at 12:30 PM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

Dee, here we are with quite a long one, hihihi:

 

or..... he drops his voice to a silky purr: “Miss Dee, if you go on dreaming like that, your cauldron will explode at this stage in the potion and we will be picking up pieces of you for weeks to come." And dripping with sarcasm he snarls: "Twenty points from Ravenclaw for attempting to blow up my classroom, and detention with Filch tonight.” (HP)

What an outcome...


Ricky 
9/07/05 at 12:16 PM

What is your location? Austria

Comments:

What a lovely job this is, just voting every 15 minutes. I'll do as much as possible today ;o)

 

RIcky


Hikity 
9/07/05 at 12:16 PM

What is your location? Germany, as lovely weather as in GOEngland

Comments:

I hit 601...

hmm, Dee, how romantic all in all - I just love it; only one more line is missing I have to think about the right wording...I take a shower for inspiration,


Bluebeatbabe 
9/07/05 at 12:11 PM

What is your location? Sheffiled Uk

Comments:
Come on girls !- keep these votes coming in for Alan- you know he DESERVES to be TOP

Almost hitting 600 !

Well done everyone !
Hikity 
9/07/05 at 12:06 PM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

Julia, KEEP IN TOUCH with that friend of yours!! We need every bit of information as you surely are aware of. And especially when it comes to another shot in Munich and the decision on location of the premiere (either Munich or Berlin I guess).

 

 Sorry, not very AR-related (except for his mother tongue, )And what are you learning? Semantics, syntax, regional and historic aspects of the English language? Oh, I just love that stuff - are you learing for mid-exam or final exam. At "my" university they put high priority on linguistics and we have some really nice and good lectors...cross my fingers, and if you need any help just let me know


Dee 
9/07/05 at 11:50 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Sue -- Ahh...I'd forgotten about the "real" orgy! It's been awhile since I read the book. Sorry for the confusion, everyone.

 

Chalebh -- Nice job on the photos! I was going to try it, but now I don't have to! Thanks!

 

Barcalona -- Sigh...he does look nice in black...  I wonder what it would really be like to spend an evening with him in lovely Barcalona?

 

Would it be a wild night filled with dancing, wine and sex? (Rasputin)

A quiet evening with friends listening to music? (TMD)

Strolling through a lush, green park where the air is filled with spices? (S&S)

Gathering with the crew at a pub to commiserate the tough working conditions? (GQ)

Would he merely slip me a quicky and move on to the next girl? (RHPoT)

A motorcycle ride through the streets and then a night of gentle sex education? (AABA)

Would he take one look at my hair, raise an eyebrow and then spend the rest of the night trying to fix my bad dye job? (BD)

 

Ahhh...

 

 


Marlina 
9/07/05 at 10:26 AM

Comments:

Claudia~ My sympathy for Mr Bob Denver.


leanne 
9/07/05 at 09:53 AM

What is your location? a really stupid place

Comments:

my appologies! it was Bluebeatbbabe that told me about the new hello poll.

im sorry


Leanne 
9/07/05 at 09:50 AM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

Thanks Claudia, he wasnt there when I posted it the other day!

it must be a new and improved poll

keep on voting!

AR for Prime minister.... oh sorry... wrong poll!


sue 
9/07/05 at 09:50 AM

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

Comments:

Oh, when I clicked that link yesterday it took me to the monthly poll and so I wondered why it was there!!LOL

Now I see!!

Well I have done my bit and pimped the poll on the alanrickmanlj so should get some more votes! (Hey what's a bit of ballot rigging among friends!!)

454 at the moment.

 


Julia 
9/07/05 at 09:49 AM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
Thanks Claudia.
The cousin is doing the light there, maybe I can get some news of this friend of mine.
Another good friend of mine lives in Barcelona, but she's not interested in films. If I were there I would stalk the Barri Gotic and Poble Espanol all day *grins* I'm so crazy, I actually can't believe I've already been at all those places where Alan is doing this film at the moment.
Claudia 
9/07/05 at 09:32 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Get to feeling better, Julia.  Back pain is miserable. 

 

Maybe your cousin will fill you in on what its like to be an extra on a film.  Please share with us if he/she does. 

 

 


Marlina 
9/07/05 at 09:19 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

Thank you so much all, for your concern.. It's okay now.. The sadness in our city faded away as time pass by.. But right now we're still hanging the flag in the middle of the rod (for hanging flag) to show our sympathy for all the plane crash victims.. And there were many flowers board along the side of our North Sumatera's government home.. It's beautiful and touching.. 

 

And then thank you sao much for the new interviews, photos and everything.. It's amazing!

 

Caryl Landa.. Gerarld Butler is not my type either.. But he looks nice in that picture..

 

The merchant? Alan play the girl's father, isn't he?

 

Love you all! 


Claudia 
9/07/05 at 08:41 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Very very nice, Chalebh!  So much improvement now...I can hardly wait to see what you do to them with your good software! 

 

Thanks for the head's up on the Hello link, Bluebeatbabe.  And surprise surprise....it looks like they are even using a recent photo of The Man too!  

 

Jim Carey???  I don't understand JC being on the list. 

   


Bluebeatbabe 
9/07/05 at 08:27 AM

What is your location? Sheffield.UK

Comments:
Chalebh,


Oh, Well done, Many Thanks for those, they are much clearer ... and I've lost my composure!
The link to Hello magazine can be found near top of Page 2 0n the guestbook Keep those votes coming ladies....
Chalebh 
9/07/05 at 08:15 AM

What is your location? still in my office

Comments:

Here are the pictures with a little bit more light. When I'm at my pc at home I'll make another try with a better software.

 

 

 

LG Chalebh


Bluebeatbbabe 
9/07/05 at 08:08 AM

What is your location? Sheffield.UK a beautiful day

Comments:
Leanne.

Thanks for the info on the Hello Magazine vote. If you go onto the site and click on WEEKLY vote - Alan is currently in 3rd position- so come on gals - let those fingers do the talking... ! He currently has 406 votes with quite a bit of catching up to do on the lead- Keifer Sutherland - you can vote every 15 minutes. Let's put Alan where he belongs - at the top !

Julia 
9/07/05 at 08:07 AM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
Hi everyone!

I hope you're all doing fine. I'm not that fine, for I'm suffering from a bad lumbago and I actually should start learning English linguistics but just can't kick my own lazy butt to do so

Yesterday I heard that the cousin of a friend of mine is working at the Perfume set. I am sooooo jealous!!!
Bluebeatbabe 
9/07/05 at 07:57 AM

What is your location? Sheffiled Uk

Comments:
Jen/Tabitha,


Thanks for those Barcelona pics.

Please pass the smelling salts- that 2nd pic is absolutely HOT! Alan looks deliciously gorgeous- he really suits black t.shirts ... and those strong arms... lovely lovely face... his hair looks a little shorter... overall - OFF the SWOONOMETER....It will take me sometime to recover my composure.


Can anyone work any magic with that 2nd pic to enhance it ?... although Alan hardly needs enhancing... does he ?!!!
RickiNicki 
9/07/05 at 07:20 AM

Comments:
Thank you, Alba. You did a wonderful job with the translation!


sue 
9/07/05 at 05:33 AM

Comments:

PERFUME SPOILERS!!!!

Dee, you are right Richis is only at the end of the book. Baldini is long gone by then. Richis is the last girl's father who tries to protect her. The orgy however is a real orgy, the scene you mention is at the VERY end after the orgy and when he returns to Paris.

I hope they don't change it too much but then it is pretty unfilmabe otherwise so I expect they will take some liberties.


Alba 
9/07/05 at 05:33 AM

Comments:
Dee: Since I haven't read the book (I'm just starting it), I was a little weak on the characters and had doubts if that was really correct. Sorry if I flubbed it. Some of the Spanish translation of what the cast had actually said I think left a bit to be desired. Too much translation is never a good thing ;-)

Ana: I think his 'oches' in TMD was supposed to be "hojas". *grin* Maybe his 'BarSelona' is sign that he's picking up some Catalan!

I'm glad you liked the interview...it was a nice break from corporate translations.
Hikity 
9/07/05 at 04:12 AM

Comments:

The Photoset (ebay) was sold for a very low price: € 10.38...


Hikity 
9/07/05 at 03:59 AM

Comments:

Chalebh, if you are not heavily on the woodway regarding Bablefish ... I am very glad that all these computer-translators are more or less bad. Otherwise they would destroy important jobs!

 

 

Code:
 Possible Spoiler:

 

 

Now, of course Richi is there. He crosses the place in order to embrace Grenouille. Thelatter faints and wakes up in Laurie's bed and so on and so forth - 


Alanfan 
9/07/05 at 02:47 AM

What is your location? Yorkshire

Comments:

I agree with Dee and Kathy, and didn't her go back to her roots, to the poor people of Paris? I didn't think Alan's character was  involved in that last scene. I hope they don't mess the story up too much, I'm still recovering from the PoA.


Chalebh 
9/07/05 at 01:35 AM

What is your location? Frankfurt

Comments:

@RickiNicki: Horseradish tree  I throw me away!!!

I  always believed that Babelfish was sponsored by "English for Runaways".

 

@Alba: Thanks for the translation.

 

You made my day.

 

LG Chalebh


kathy 
9/06/05 at 11:21 PM

What is your location? arkansas

Comments:

Dee I think you're right, that's how I remember it--he comes in at the end not the beginning and the people tear him appart they love his scent so much they want a piece of him.


Emily 
9/06/05 at 08:57 PM

Comments:

Here's a nice interview with Cambridge Jones, the photographer who did the RADA portrait book. Nothing about AR, but a lot of background on how Jones got these portraits, and there's also a very candid interview with Juliet Stevenson about her reaction to being photographed. This book ("Off Stage") is really worth having, by the way.


Dee 
9/06/05 at 08:50 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Interview: I'm confused...

 

Quote:
Tom Tykwer: Alan Rickman plays a perfume merchant. Dustin’s role is the next stop: he creates the essences based on Alan.

 

POSSIBLE SPOILERS

"Perfume merchant?" I thought Alan played the policeman/father of the last murdered girl? That would mean he comes in at the end of the movie. Do I have my characters mixed up?

 

And, did I misread the book? I thought the "orgy" at the end of the book was more of a killing spree than sex party: the people were so affected by the scent, they wanted a piece of the man and ripped him apart?


Claudia 
9/06/05 at 07:10 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks a bunch, Alba.  Next fall.  Well hopefully Snow Cake will be earlier in the year so 2006 is shaping up to be a good one!  Thanks again, Alba.  I know that was a lot of work.

 

Get to feeling better soon, Ana.

 

 


Ana 
9/06/05 at 06:18 PM

Comments:

Oh, I forgot!

Thanks to everyone for everything (Lovely Precision...). Sorry, I forgot it...

RikiNiki, lovely interview!


Ana 
9/06/05 at 06:14 PM

What is your location? Spain

Comments:

Hi there!

 

How do you do?

I've already made my incursion in the new season. I went yesterday to the college and two of my friends were ill. Now I have sore throat. Lovely, lovely friendship, lol.

 

Anyway, yesterday night one friend from Barcelona called me at  21:15 aproximately. *I HAVE KNOWN HIM!!!!* Cool... The envy was killing me but I felt very good for her (she was with those two girls that posted their pictures in the other board). She got an autograph for me, better than nothing I suppose...

 

Alba, before see TMD I heard that Juliet Spanish was very good and Alan's awful. But now that I saw it I think that Juliet's not so good and Alan's not so bad. Well, of course Alan's was bad but intentionally. Why does he says "oches" instead of "noches" when it's harder to pronounce the letter "ch" than the "n"? And why does he pronuncies well the letter "c" when is the most common mistake in every non-speaker? In fact, in the Barcelona's Vid he said "BarSelona".

And I'm not sure that he learns Spanish in Barcelona, think that Spanish is not the most talked language in Barcelona...

 

Ouch, my ears... I'm feeling a bit bad, I must go to a warmer place.

See ya! Take care...


Barbara 
9/06/05 at 06:01 PM

What is your location? New Zealand

Comments:

Thanks Alba for the translation. Great work. I'll certainly remember Ben is horseradish tree though!


Alba 
9/06/05 at 05:17 PM

Comments:
Here you go. It's a bit rough, but you'll get the gist.
________________________

“We feel at home with this project”

This week the filming of “Perfume”, a film based on the bestseller by Patrick Suskind, was the presented to the media. The film boasts a magnificent cast led by the very young Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman (Harry Potter), Rachel Hurd-Wood and Dustin Hoffman, who was not able to attend the press conference. The film, which is being shot in Munich, Barcelona and Gerona, is directed by the German Tom Tykwer and produced by Bernd Elchinger. Both talked about filming in Spain and discussed the Catalonian group “La Fura del Baus’s” collaboration on the film.

        • Why did you choose cities like Barcelona and Gerona to shoot the film when the story takes place in France?

Tom Tykwer: It took us a long time to find the right place. Today’s Paris isn’t what we needed right now, as it bears no resemblance to the 18th-century city. Barcelona, on the other hand, has an essence and dark textures in its streets more in accordance with the period and our needs. Gerona also has marvelous architecture and we are very happy

        • Alan, could you tell us about your character?

Alan Rickman: I play this young lady’s father (he points to Rachel) and she is the most beautiful girl in the world (he laughs). I see many women being murdered and I try to prevent it happening to her.

        • Will you promote the film at any festivals?

Bernd Eichinger: There are no plans to do any festivals. The story is already well known. Not right now. We can say that the film will be released next fall.

Tom Tykwer: We will invite the 3,000 extras to the premier. With these extras we have tried to depict the literature of the 19th century and the truth is we have put them into situations where we have covered them in filth in order to re-create the atmosphere of the period.

        • Has there been a particularly difficult scene or problems with the filming?

Tom Tykwer: Making a film always implies difficulties, which is part of the fun. There is a sequence in which the main character sees Paris for the first time and observes its wealth, which changes him into another character. For this scene we used Ferran Street in Barcelona, full of extras and totally transformed. It was very complicated, as we had to bring together many details in one scene. We had to have a lot of mud in the streets in order to show the filth and we didn’t have any problems with the people, for which we are very thankful. Maybe because Barcelona is a city full of night owls.

Bernd Eichinger : We have spent two weeks filming in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. This would not have been possible without the help of the people who live there.

        • Tom, is there any connection between “Perfume” and your previous films?

Tom Tykwer: Perhaps. With each new project you try to bring things that you have already done. Looking at “Perfume” and my other films, the same essence is there. They are part of the same family. I feel at home with this project. You have to bear in mind that I have felt comfortable and have received a lot of support in spite of the pressure, because people already know the novel, so it’s a challenge.

        •         What has it been like filming with “La Fura dels Baus”?

Tom Tykwer: They are in a scene where we needed a lot of people and a lot of technology and they helped a great deal. I’m a great fan of La Fura as well. The scene I’m referring to is at the end of the film.

        • Rachel, what is your experience in this business?

Rachel Hurd-Wood : I don’t have much experience doing cinema. I began when I was 12, but I’m still young. Recently I did a made-for-television movie about Sherlock Holmes and I’ve done another with Jean Reno.

        • Is the film true to the book?

Tom Tykwer: You always have to change some things. The novel has elements like the sense of detail, including smell, which is something basic. The author uses beautiful language full of detail. We have spent years working to condense the essence of the novel and adapt it to the script.

        • Is this the first time someone has tried to make this adaptation into a film?

Tom Tykwer: The only one I’ve heard of is what Bernd Elchinger, my producer, has been trying to do for 20 years.

Bernd Eichinger : Well, yes, it was difficult. But as soon as the publisher put it up for sale, I bought it.

        • How much did you pay for the rights?

Bernd Eichinger: I'd prefer to keep that to myself. What I can say is that the film’s budget is 60 million dollars.

        • Rachel, how do you stay so beautiful?

Hee hee. That is a very strange question. I don’t know.

        • Alan, what smells from this film will stay with you?

Alan Rickman: The smell of the sweat from the costume. The boots, the corduroy, the sword…it’s such that you can't enjoy the smell.

        • Ben, did you have to prepare for your role?

Ben Whishaw: I haven’t had any preparation. I wouldn’t know how to go about it. I’ve discovered many things while filming.

        • And has your sense of smell developed during the filming because of your character?

Ben Whishaw: No. It’s not a story only about someone who smells things. There are more relevant aspects like what happens within the character, what it is to be a human being.

        • Dustin Hoffman is also in the film. What is his role?

Tom Tykwer : The novel is a journey of initiation. The main character changes and changes other people. It takes place in France. Alan Rickman plays a perfume merchant. Dustin’s role is the next stop: he creates the essences based on Alan. Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw) meets Baldini (Dustin Hoffman) the perfume maker and, realizing he is a genius, tries to take advantage of what he knows. Here we are trying to show the teacher-student relationship.

        • Is the film’s ambiance based more on reality or fantasy?

Tom Tykwer: We have tried to tell the story as if the character really existed, just like at the beginning of the novel. We had to assume everything had existed. We were very careful with the reconstruction of every detail, trying to accurately reproduce everything. We tried to emphasize the sense of reality. The responsibility of creating that reality lies with the actors. Alan Rickman helped us a great deal because he has a lot of experience making period films.

        • Is it true that Orlando Bloom and Johnny Deep were candidates to play Ben Whishaw’s role?

Tom Tykwer : I am unfamiliar with those rumors. There is always a point in the casting where you say “this is the character!” and that was Ben. I saw him in the theater and I made my decision.

Ben Whishaw: I also know nothing about those rumors, but I am proud to play this role. I hope the outcome is positive….

Sabine 
9/06/05 at 04:45 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Just doing a fly-by post...

 

Thanks Claudia for posting the pic for me.  The twins are very cute.  :-)  I'll post some more details sometime this week.  Right now the books are calling...

 


sue 
9/06/05 at 04:21 PM

Comments:
Oh they are getting *big boys", aren't they??!!
Claudia 
9/06/05 at 04:06 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Sabine was able to take a little time out from her studies to attend the 2005 DragonCon in Atlanta this past weekend.  She was able to meet and have her picture made with the Phelps twins from HP.  As soon as she gets a chance, she'll post about what a good time she had but until then, she sent me this picture to share.  Of course, she had me crop her out!  Sorry Sabine, if you hadn't been so close to the one twin *wink*, I could have gotten your shoulder out of there too!  *grin*

 

   

 


Dee 
9/06/05 at 03:05 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Laura - If you want more details about "teh pudge", check out Red Tango's site. I think she is the one who invented the cute phrase to describe AR's loveable, hugable tummy!


Claudia 
9/06/05 at 02:54 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

  Bob Denver aka "Gilligan" has died.  How sad. 

 

 


Claudia 
9/06/05 at 01:09 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks or translating pecs and pudge, Carly Lynda.  I saw Laura's question but those new pics distracted me.  Well, I can think of worse things to be distracted by, for sure!  LOL

 

I also meant to thank Red Tango for her update too!  Her updates are always good for a healthy belly laugh. 

 

Vicki, I know the feeling!  There is nothing like that first day when they are tucked away in school after three long hot summer months! 

 

Thanks for the translate of AR's part in the article, Em.  Can you imagine the misery in the Barcelona heat?  I really feel for everyone on the set.  Well except for that orgy scene, maybe!  I don't suppose they could have dressed anymore lighter. *grin*  I still can't get the poor soul that was the extra out of mind!

 

OMG, I love that t-shirt on engrish.com!  What a hoot!

 

 

 


sue 
9/06/05 at 12:04 PM

Comments:

Quote:

It is certain that Trimming Bloom or Jonnhy Deep they were candidates to play the role that Horseradish tree Whishaw interprets?

 

 

So would that be Trimming as in Florida!!??


Laura 
9/06/05 at 11:24 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

fantastic translation, Carly Linda !!!!

I'm still laughing.

I agree thou! I like him so "soft"    


Alba 
9/06/05 at 11:20 AM

Comments:
Well done Emily! As a professional translator, I LOVE programs like babelfish...they keep me in business. I'll have a go at the whole thing in between real jobs.
Emily 
9/06/05 at 11:14 AM

Comments:

Having a go at the translation --

 

Q: Alan, what odors from this film shoot have stayed with you?

 

A:  The sweaty costume -- the boots, the corduroy, the sword. They don't make for an enjoyable odor.

 

The sword?  What kind of odor can a sword have? Well, anyway that's what he said.  But this is what he really wanted to say:

"After a long day in the hot sun wearing ten pounds of corduroy and leather, one does tend to stink."


Lauren 
9/06/05 at 10:52 AM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA

Comments:
HeeHee Horseradish Tree! that's hysterical. Babelfish is good for the basic idea, but doesn't always get it right. I took Japanese last year and wanted to look up some things and it got it totally wrong... but made me better understand why there are the things that they show on engrish.com!

Thanks for the translation though... I watched Blow Dry last night. I love that movie. Such great shots of Alan close-up.


Leanne 
9/06/05 at 10:18 AM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

Hiya, just thought you might like a bit of a laugh.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b116/leolaird/joke1.jpg

 

now please, im not saying for one teeny weeny milisecond that alan is like this in real life but when I saw the pictures, thats what it looked like to me! lol

 

Sorry redtango, i stole them from you!

please forgive me??

 

Leanne

-x-


Carly Lynda 
9/06/05 at 09:55 AM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:

Quote:
Laura wrote:-

teh pudge .... pecs......what are those things?

 

 

Carissima Laura,

 

(*Excuse me, everyone, while I confer with my compadre in Italian to explain to her the meanings she enquired about*)<

 

 

Allora ...

 

"teh pudge" = la panciotta (ed Alan ne ha una carinissima, no!)

 

"pecs" = il petto "apalestrato" (sembra che abbia fatto palestra, hai visto pure i muscoli delle braccie?  Gaaaaah!)

 

 

 

 


Hikity 
9/06/05 at 08:37 AM

Comments:

Wonderful, RickiNicki, thanks a lot....


Claudia 
9/06/05 at 08:35 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Congrats on the time off, Elaine!  You lucky gal, you!

 

Thanks for the Perfume link and pics, RickiNicki!  It looks like the same news conference from August 29 but still..there are new poses and smiles....

 

I agree with RickiNicki, Alba.  Although I depend on BabelFish quite often...there is nothing like a good human translation. So when you have time, it would be greatly appreciated. 

 

I agree with you on the orgy scene, Hikity.  I can't say that I'm concerned about the scene because I think Twyker will do a good job of depicting it.  However, after that poor extra's account--I'm beginning to wonder.  LOL 

 


RickiNicki 
9/06/05 at 07:54 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Alba, thanks! Maybe you can rectify what bablefish did wrong


RickiNicki 
9/06/05 at 07:48 AM

Comments:

LOL - I didn't know that "Ben" means "Horseraddish Tree". Funny translation *giggles*. Sorry I didn't skim it before posting.

 


RickiNicki 
9/06/05 at 07:38 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

It's me again, I (babelfish) translated the interview into English. Thanks babelfish! Sorry, if the english is not perfect. LOL

 

Appointment with the actors and director of "the perfume" "With this project we felt like in house" This week the running of "the perfume" has appeared before mass media, film based on ' best seller' of Patrick Süskind. The film counts on a distribution of luxury headed by jovencísimo Horseradish tree Whinshaw, Alan Rickman (Harry Potter) Rachel Hurd-Wood or Dustin Hoffman, that have not been able to attend upon presentment. The film, that has been rolled between Munich, Barcelona and Gerona, is directed by the German Tom Tykwer and produced by Bernd Eichinger. Both have counted as it is going the running by Spain and the collaboration in the film of Catalan "the Fura dels Baus". Text: Júlia Giribets & Magí Torras Photos: Magí Torras
Why you have chosen cities like Barcelona or Gerona to roll the film when it is acclimated in France?
Tom Tykwer: It has had been long time to find the site to us suitable. At this moment, present Paris was not what we needed, since it is not looked nothing like the one of century XVIII. Barcelona, however, has a dark substance and textures in its suitable streets more to the time and our necessities. Gerona also has a wonderful architecture and we are very contentments.
Alan, you could explain to us which is your personage?
Alan Rickman: I do of the father of this girl (she indicates to Rachel), that she is most handsome of the world (she laughs). I am a personage whom as sees they are assassinating women and I try to avoid that it happens to him to her.
You have intention to present/display the film to some festival?
Bernd Eichinger: There is no plan for festivales. History already is very well-known. At the moment no. What we can say is that it will be released in autumn of the year that comes. Tom Tykwer: To the opening we will invite to the 3000 extras of the film. With these extras we have tried to capture the Literature of century XIX and the truth is that we have put them in circumstances in that we have filled them of nastiness to recreate the atmosphere of the time.
There have been some complicated scene or problems in the running?
Tom Tykwer: To make a film always supposes difficulties. This form leaves from the diversion. There is a sequence in which the main personage sees Paris for the first time and observes his wealth and transforms to him into another personage. For this we used full the Ferran street of Barcelona of extras and totally changed. He was very complicated, since there are many details that there are to arrange them with the scene. In the streets we had to maintain a mud level to show the dirt and we have not had any problem with people, thing to be thankful. Perhaps because Barcelona is a city of noctámbulos.
Bernd Eichinger: Also there are been two week rolling in the Gothic district of Barcelona. This had not been possible without the aid of the neighbors of the district. Tom, in "the Perfume", is some point of connection with your previous films? Tom Tykwer: It can be. With a new project you try to contribute things that already you have done. Watching "the perfume" and my other films, the same essence survives. They are part of the same family. With this project I feel like in house. It is necessary to consider I have felt very comfortable and supported in spite of the pressure, because people already know the novel and are a challenge.
How has gone the running with "the fura dels Baus"?
Tom Tykwer: Then they work in a scene in which she was needed much people and much technology and have helped much. I am a great one fan of the Fura, in addition. The piece to which I talk about is the end of the film.
Rachel, which is your experience in this world?
Rachel Hurd-Wood: I do not have much experience in cinema. I began with 12 years, but I am even young. Recently I have made a film of Sherlok Holmes for the television and another one with Jean Reindeer.
The film is faithful to the book?
Tom Tykwer: It is always necessary to change things. The novel has elements like the sense of the detail, including the scent, that is something basic. The author uses a precious language and lover of detail. We have worked years to condense the essence of the novel and to turn it script.
It is the first time that this adaptation is tried to take to the cinema?
Tom Tykwer: Of the only that I have news it is that Bernd Eichinger, my producer, has been 20 years trying it.
Bernd Eichinger: Good if, he were complicated. But as soon as the publisher put I on sale I bought it. And whichever cost to you the rights of the work? Bernd Eichinger: That I prefer to reserve it. What if I can say it is that the budget of the film is of 60 million dollars. Rachel, what you make to be so handsome? Jaja Is is a very rare question. I do not know it.
Alan, with what scents you remain of this running?
Alan Rickman: With the one of the sweat of the suit. The boots, the velveteen, the sword... beams that nonbenefits of the scent.
Horseradish tree, you have had prepararte to make this personage?
Horseradish tree Whishaw: I have not had preparation. It would not know how to do it. The discoveries I had them in the same running.
And you have developed the sense of the sense of smell in the running due to your personage?
Horseradish tree Whishaw: No. This one is not a history on which it smells things. There are more excellent aspects like which it happens to him inside to the personage, who is a human being.
Dustin Hoffman also participates in the film, how is its paper?
Tom Tykwer: The novel is a iniciático trip. The main personage changes and changes to the people. He is located in France. Alan Rickman plays the role of a merchant of essences. The personage of Dustin is the following step; the one that creates the essences from the personage of Alan. Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Horseradish tree Whishaw) knows the perfumista Baldini (Dustin Hoffman) and account occurs that is a genius of perfumes and it is tried to take advantage of him. Here we have wanted to show to much the relation teacher-pupilo.
The atmosphere for the film is rather fantastic naturalist or?
Tom Tykwer: What we tried to do of history is as if the personage had existed, so and as the novel begins. We had to assume that everything had existed. We were very pending of the reconstruction of each detail trying to reproduce it of the most faithful way. We tried to emphasize in the sense of the reality. The responsibility of how to create that reality they have the actors. Alan Rickman helped us much because already he had experience in time films.
It is certain that Trimming Bloom or Jonnhy Deep they were candidates to play the role that Horseradish tree Whishaw interprets?
Tom Tykwer: They are rumors other people's to my. In all film director it arrives a little while in cásting in which you say "this is the personage" and that was Horseradish tree I I saw him in a play and I was decided.
Horseradish tree Whishaw: I also am other people's to those rumors but I feel proud to play the role. I hope that the consequences are good...
 

Alba 
9/06/05 at 07:27 AM

Comments:
Neat site, RickiNicki. I can work on a translation a little later if anyone is interested (although AR doesn't say much).
Ali-Pat 
9/06/05 at 07:26 AM

What is your location? Dayton, Oh-oh

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

Comments:

Orgy?  I am 30 pages from the end of the book and haven't read about an orgy yet.  Whoops--guess I'll be late for my doctor's appointment.

 

BTW, having been most of the way through the book now, I kind of wish AR had been cast as the fellow who was last seen climbing that mountain and was presumed lost in the snows on the summit.  Would have been an interesting bookend to the end of The Winter Guest.

 

 


RickiNicki 
9/06/05 at 07:24 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Here are some pics from the set, which are also new to me.

 

  


RickiNicki 
9/06/05 at 07:16 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Just found some pics from the press conference in Barcelona, has anybody seen these before?

 

http://www.todoentrevistas.com/entrev_/el_perfume.htm


Laura 
9/06/05 at 06:57 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

thank you to everyone who posted pics, links, updates/site...thank you!!!!!!!


RickiNicki 
9/06/05 at 06:47 AM

What is your location? London

Comments:

Thanks for the new pics! Lucky girl! He really looks good. But a little too much tanned (for Perfume)

 

Claudia: Thank you for being so kind and posting the link to the Perfume board! I totally forgot about it. Sorry.

 

You might be right concerning the orgy scene. I haven't read the book for a long time. I just could remember him being in that scene, I can't remember if he actually has been involved.


Laura 
9/06/05 at 06:40 AM

What is your location? Italy

Comments:
teh pudge .... pecs......what are those things?
Sue 
9/06/05 at 05:17 AM

What is your location? england

Comments:

Jen - thanks for the AR photo link, always nice to see new ones

 

Emily - thanks for the Westenberg update. Those U2 pix are amazing as is all his stuff. I like the Coldplay ones too. I love the site entry too, the way the colours fade in and out.

 

I think I have already commented on the orgy scene. I think what reads well in a book (an in our imaginations!) doesn't always transfer that easily to the screen. And as others say Richis isn't "involved" in the orgy in quite the same way as the rest of the crowd!


Elaine 
9/06/05 at 03:58 AM

Comments:

Dee, I work nights - but now I'm home and about to go to bed. And THEN, I don't have to go back for 3 weeks. Aerobics 






Hikity 
9/06/05 at 03:43 AM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

Vicki, I am quite sure that when they put off their clothes in 18th c. ,first thing would have been the wig.

 

Why all these concerns about the orgy??

It's fantastic and one of the most important parts of the book - it's the climax of the story showing how (easily) human can be seduced; a mass hypnosis, leader cult and apotheosis of Grenouille (as saviour)


RedTango 
9/06/05 at 03:35 AM

What is your location? North of Yesterday

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

Comments:

 

 Greetings again, ye all.

 

 I have updated the fashion page once again with a couple o' new pics, so I invite you to take a peek.

 

 This turned out to be a very busy summer, with little time to do any new full blown movie exposes..but fear not, that will be well made up for within the next month, so stay tuned, and thanks for continuing to visit the site!

 

www.alanrickmangallery.com

 

 

 

 


Vicki 
9/06/05 at 01:09 AM

What is your location? Los Angeles

Comments:

School starts tomorrow!......School starts tomorrow!......School starts tomorrow!  Wheeeeeeeeee!

 

As much as I love my little darlings (who aren't so little anymore) it'll be nice to have them out from underfoot and regain a little peace and quiet for part of the day.   I'm terrible, aren't I?

 

Great piccies of Alan!  How lucky for those who got to see him.  A strange thought just crossed my mind.....if Alan were to do a nude scene....would he still wear the wig? 

 

 


Dee 
9/06/05 at 12:36 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

I blew the photo up on Photoshop to see more detail (I'm a bored woman, lonely with no better way to spend my time!). It went very grainy and blurry, so those may NOT be AR's pecs. Maybe just t-shirt wrinkles, or odd shadows, or even a couple rows of "teh pudge"...!

 

And Elaine -- what are you doing at work so late!?


Elaine 
9/06/05 at 12:25 AM

Comments:

?pecs. How can you see? Darned work screen won't show me anything as exciting. Biceps maybe.....


Dee 
9/06/05 at 12:22 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Jen -- Thanks for the "heads up" about the AR sighting and photos. I wish the photos were better quality so we could blow them up for a better look...but it's still easy to see that he looks great! Thank goodness he left that linen jacket at home!

 

Yes, Carly Lynda -- those look like pecs under that t-shirt to me too! With just a loveable touch of "teh pudge"!

 

Yawn... it's late and "Singin' in the Rain" is coming on (one of my favorite movies). Gene Kelly was so great! One of those rare dancers who managed to be graceful AND manly at the same time! Goodnight everyone!


Carly Lynda 
9/05/05 at 11:15 PM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:
Quote:
Leanne wrote:-

 do u know where abouts they are and I can tell you whether its a decent part of town or not!



OK!  I just looked at the itinerary they left with me and it says ... "The Millenium Hotel".   And by tomorrow night, they will be heading for Edinburgh.

To Jen:

Boy, oh boy!  Those piccies of Bono in black & white ... especially the "reflective" one are too die for.  Thanks for the scoop!

And to Emily:-

Alan looks quite buff in that black T-shirt, don't he??? Do I detect ... pecs?

Oh yeah!  He deserves a lingering double-take, even at 50 ... er ... and a bit.

Thank you so much for the heads-up!

Claudia 
9/05/05 at 10:40 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ohh thanks, Jen!  Those pics are grrreat!  *swoon*  Tabitha was quite a lucky little lady. 

 

Wow! Those U2 pics on Westenberg's site are fantastic, Em. Thanks for the link. 

 

 


Emily 
9/05/05 at 10:26 PM

Comments:

OT for U2 fans.  Remember Kevin Westenberg, the photog who took that B&W shot of AR under the portrait of Olivier?  He has updated his site and added an incredible section of U2 concert and backstage photos. Here's a taste.

 


Jen 
9/05/05 at 09:56 PM

What is your location? Sipping a last summertime margarita . . . .

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://www.tarf.org/forum/index.php

Comments:

Mmmm, Claudia!  Thankies for that!!

 

So it seems we are both spending the tail end of the holiday weekend trolling for new AR pics . . .

 

I just stumbled upon these over at the message board for Helen's hilarious SWARF site:  Tabitha, a very lucky (and generous!) fan is sharing a couple of snapshots from her encounter with The Man in Barcelona, which I believe was today, actually . . .

 

http://hallospacegirl.proboards27.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=1125949868

 

The first one is just adorable--love that goofy expression, and the second . . . well

 

SIGH, SWOON, & a big ol' THUD!


Claudia 
9/05/05 at 09:01 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

fieldcommander posted this over at Rickman Daily. 

 

Woo Hoo!

 

 


Carly Lynda 
9/05/05 at 08:43 PM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:
Quote:
Claudia wrote:-
RickiNicki might be away for a while so I hope she won't mind my speaking for her.  The link to the IMDb Perfume post is HERE.


A thousand thanks, Claudia!


Claudia 
9/05/05 at 07:29 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I have to agree with you on that note, Em. 

 

I just "wishin" and "hopin" that AR doesn't have to wear that wig in alllll of his scenes.  *crossing fingers*

 


Emily 
9/05/05 at 07:13 PM

Comments:

I suppose I should add, that's how the scene happens in the book. Maybe it's the same in the movie, maybe not.

 

I kinda don't want to see AR cavorting naked with 700 extras, thank you very much.


Emily 
9/05/05 at 07:09 PM

Comments:

Before anybody drools themselves into a stupor about the orgy scene ... His character is not naked and doesn't really participate in it; he is there when the orgy breaks out and rescues a character from the mob scene.


Claudia 
9/05/05 at 07:06 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

RickiNicki might be away for a while so I hope she won't mind my speaking for her.  The link to the IMDb Perfume post is HERE

 

Yep Lauren, this film is going to be very interesting on all accounts.  LOL


Lauren 
9/05/05 at 06:50 PM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA

Comments:
an orgy scene? wears period clothing? carries a sword?
*mind wanders happily*

honestly, i wouldn't really want to see Alan in an orgy scene. Maybe I would a little *nudge nudge, wink wink* ... but i think it would ruin his natural sexiness to have him be in something raunchy. But that's just my opinion. I haven't read the book, so I don't know what this orgy scene is like. I am definitely anxious to see this movie though.


Carly Lynda 
9/05/05 at 06:25 PM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:
Quote:
RickiNicki wrote:-
Oops, double post. I just read on the Perfume board on imdb.com that they've shot the orgy scene today. (...)


Can you be a doll, RickiNicki, gave me the link to this Perfume board on IMDb, please!

I just went there and it is impossible to pinpoint where this thread might be.

Thanks!


Leanne 
9/05/05 at 06:15 PM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

I know this isnt AR but I thought you would like to see this...http://www.hellomagazine.com/vote/mostattractiveman/month/index.html?presentar=resultado&reciente=false&error=-9

 

Alan is yet again not in it!!!  


Alba 
9/05/05 at 06:12 PM

Comments:
I don't know about AR's German, but his Spanish is aaaaaaawful (at least in TMD). Maybe he'll pick some up in Barcelona. Having said that, he could make Pig Latin *sound* sexy!
Sabine 
9/05/05 at 05:54 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Marlina - I am so sorry to hear about the plane crash!  I wish there were some good news to report for once.


Leanne 
9/05/05 at 05:40 PM

What is your location? Glasgow, as in Scotland where gerry lives!!

Comments:

He played phantom in Phantom of the Opera? *sizzlin'* in that!!

 do u know where abouts they are and I can tell you whether its a decent part of town or not!

still cant get a picture on, clickin on the icon but nowt hapenin!!!

if that is what you do? cant quite remember

anyways nighty night for now folks!

Leanne

-x-


Claudia 
9/05/05 at 05:26 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Ricki Nicki, thanks for the word on what's happening on the set of Perfume.  I haven't been over to that board in a few days.  I'll pop over and read what's happening. 

 

Since I have just finished reading Perfume (YAY), I am qualified to answer that yes, Richis is at the scene of the orgy.  Its going to be interesting to see what Twyker does with this scene and how much a part Richis will have.   *grin*

 

Off to walk the dog now.  Be back in a bit. 

 


RickiNicki 
9/05/05 at 05:08 PM

Comments:

Marlina, that is really sad. I'm really sorry to hear that. It must be terrible. I'm with all the people out there.


RickiNicki 
9/05/05 at 05:04 PM

Comments:

 it was me, not Hikity who has written the last post. Ooooops, sorry Hikity.


Hiktiy 
9/05/05 at 05:02 PM

Comments:

I don't think so, Hikity. I think it's him, because I can recognise his voice. Why do you think it's dubbed?


RickiNicki 
9/05/05 at 04:58 PM

Comments:

Oops, double post. I just read on the Perfume board on imdb.com that they've shot the orgy scene today. A person posted that he/she was a part of that scene. I was wondering if AR is in this scene, too. In the book he is a part of it, isn't he? But probably he has a double (is it the right word?). To be honest I don't want him to be in that scene, actually, I don't like that scene at all.


Hikity 
9/05/05 at 04:57 PM

Comments:

RickiNicki, I am still convinced it is not Him but a dubbed version


RickiNicki 
9/05/05 at 04:27 PM

Comments:

Cary Lynda, sorry, that thing with AR's "bad German" was only a little joke. His German is cool, I like his accent, only one little sentence was wrong, but for that I think it's the script's not his fault.

 

 


Hikity 
9/05/05 at 03:36 PM

Comments:

Carly Lynda, you cannot imagine how relieved I was when reading your comment, and I am also confronted with "negative" comments about our Man, esp. from my daughter - but she is 19 and why should she be fascinated by a man of 59...


AFNH 
9/05/05 at 02:48 PM

Comments:
Marlina - my thoughts are going out to you and Indonesia right now, your country has been through so much over the past few months, now this. I wish something really good would happen to this planet for a change.
Carly Lynda 
9/05/05 at 02:26 PM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:
Quote:
Hikity wrote:-

Well, yes, hmm, noooooooooooooooooooo, not my type, I hope you don't mind, dear Carly Lynda, but he really lacks essential features I like with men. And, his Atilla-performance did not convince me either.

Oh dear, , don't be sadthere are enough fans in the world I am sure of it. for your understanding.



Please do not worry your pretty little head, Hikity!

We are *ALL* entitled to our own opinions, irrespective of others.

And, just as you feel "nothing" for Gerry, I can't tell you how many times I got from my members and friends and family negative comments about my fascination and adoration for Alan ... comments which I will *NOT* repeat.  But that's O.K.!  What one carries in one's heart for another individual is theirs alone to cherish and evangelize as *they* see fit.

Cheers!

Hikity 
9/05/05 at 01:47 PM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

Well, yes, hmm, noooooooooooooooooooo, not my type, I hope you don't mind, dear Carly Lynda, but he really lacks essential features I like with men. And, his Atilla-performance did not convince me either.

Oh dear, , don't be sadthere are enough fans in the world I am sure of it. for your understanding.

 

 


Carly Lynda 
9/05/05 at 12:13 PM

What is your location? m

Comments:
Quote:
Lauren wrote:-
Gerard Butler pics in an Alan Rickman thread!!!?? wtf?
just kidding!


Ssssshhhhh!!!

That's nothing!

You should see the pics of Alan Rickman I put on our Gerard Butler website!!!! Wink! Wink!
And I also set up quite a shrine to AR ... always on Gerry's website. Image hosted by Photobucket.com


Alba 
9/05/05 at 11:57 AM

Comments:
Thanks for posting the link to the Cake or Death relief auction, Claudia. It's probably been there for days and I'm just noticing.
Alfan 
9/05/05 at 11:49 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

The huge tsunami, the wicked  hurricane, the awful plane crashes lately and i just spent last night in emergency as i sat with friends who were involved in a serious car accident ( he is ok, she had neck injuries-but is ok). So. i said i could quote a line from any Alan movie and im going to here.

 

" what is this world coming to,  i think God must be sleeping"

 

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who have been affected by any natural or man made disaster that has rocked our world lately, but its people like ourselves that reach out, even with words that make the pain just a little more barable because out there, there is someone who knows how you feel.


Claudia 
9/05/05 at 11:44 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

That is indeed some nice cheering up, Lauren! 

 


Lauren 
9/05/05 at 11:37 AM

What is your location? Philadelphia, PA

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

Comments:
Gerard Butler pics in an Alan Rickman thread!!!?? wtf?
just kidding!
I am not complaining at all, he's really cute in those photos. I was away for a short vacation over the weekend, so I am just catching up on all the comments. I am so sorry to hear of the crash in indonesia, as well as the on-going news from new orleans. Its a shame there is so much tragedy in the world.

here's something for the cheering up!





Carly Lynda 
9/05/05 at 10:53 AM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:
To Marlina:-

This is indeed very sad and tragic news.  Especially those poor people that were in their homes when this tragedy occurred.

When saying our prayers, we should repeat over and over and over again the part that says:  "AND DELIVER US FROM EVIL" ... Amen!

Whatever else will be falling off from the skies, already!?  E-N-O-U-G-H!





Carly Lynda 
9/05/05 at 10:46 AM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:
Quote:
Hikity wrote:-
Carly Lynda
, I didn't know G Butler and looked up in the internet - well, I assume he is the guy who played Atilla in the TV-series?


Guilty as charged!

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Gerry Butler is, and was, the most *GORGEOUS* Attila ever produced on film. *Drool*

Image hosted by Photobucket.com


You are *ALL* welcome to join GBCH (Gerard Butler's Celtic Hearts) and register here:-

http://gerardbutler.celtic-hearts.com/


Just keep in mind that GBCH is *NOT* PG-13 and most of our members *ARE* an exuberant bunch, and just about everything is permitted to be said on our Boards, except swearing, of course.

Since I administer the International Forums, and have to date opened only an Italian, Spanish and French forum, I am also looking to expand elsewhere, as we had done on GB.net (where I no longer service). In this scope, my intention is to open a German, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Portuguese, Greek and Russian forum.

Therefore, if anyone here is interested in joining GBCH and perhaps obtaining a moderator job, where I am the administrator and Global Moderator, for one of the above international forums, please contact me at:-

GerardButlernet@aol.com


CARLY LYNDA



Marlina 
9/05/05 at 10:10 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

*Virtual Hug*

Hehehe.. That's make me smile.. ^^

 

Thank you all.. It's just sad to think about all that 112 victims family feel right now.. Well, it's just a Medan-Jakarta 2 hour flight, usually nothing bad will happen.. But then if i think about all that Katrina, Tsunami and the London Explosion.. Well.. Seems the terrible news won't stop..

 

Thank you one more time!  


Hikity 
9/05/05 at 10:05 AM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

Marlina, how sad. I hate these plane crashs. My hubby explained to me that take-off and landing are the most dangerous moments of the whole flight.

AFNH and Claudia, thanks for the info - I am going to notify Keith - he might check it. It would be very very sad if we couldn't post these wonderful pics here anymore due to some few dunderheads, therefore I am very glad to hear that Juliet has possibilities to interfere.

 

What's going on in NO? News has changed its priorities over here...I know though that finally the army is there and that our military and our great THW ("Homeland Technical Support Troup" whose motto is:  To rescue and save from height and depth) flew over to the South. Where all these people are going to live for the next years? How can they afford to build houses again?


Dee 
9/05/05 at 10:00 AM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Marlina - So much sad news around the world and now the tragidty from your country too. I'm so sorry! Wonder why I haven't seen anything about it yet on the news?

 

OT -- We spent several hours at our church last night assembling health kits for the flood victims down south. Since we're just a small country congregation, the 500 kits we could afford will just be a drop in the bucket compared to what others can give -- but it gave me a warm feeling to be able to help a little.

 

Happy Labor Day to everyone! Unfortunately, we're going to spend the day in hard labor -- mowing, weeding, reseeding the lawn, etc. Groan...!


Julie 
9/05/05 at 10:00 AM

What is your location? Michigan

Comments:

 

 

...steps out of lurkdom to offer Marlina a *virtual hug*  I had heard there was a terrible crash in Indonesia, and I wondered immediately if it was anywhere near you.  It's just too sad. ~Julie


sue 
9/05/05 at 08:20 AM

What is your location? england

Comments:

Very sad news Marlina. The news is just one non-stop disaster at the moment.


Claudia 
9/05/05 at 08:07 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Oh I'm so sorry, Marlina.  What a sad sad tragedy.  I'll be thinking of you and your country during this loss. 

 


Marlina 
9/05/05 at 07:58 AM

What is your location? Indonesia

Comments:

Hello all..

 

I have bad, bad, bad news..

Today, in my city.. Medan, North Sumatera there was a Medan-Jakarta plane crash.. 112 people were dead, including the list are the North Sumatera government Mr Tengku Rizal Nurdin who was planed to meet our president Mr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the vice government and many other "Big influence" people from my city were dead.. It's terrible! the plane was fall before it take off perfectly and hit the civil houses near the airport and then it burned.

 

The good news is.. i have this guestbook to cheer my day..

 

Love you all!

  


Claudia 
9/05/05 at 07:47 AM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Hikity, Juliet is one of our friends here.  She attended the Bowness event in Nov 2003 and shared some of the pictures she took there.  Since then, numerous eBay vultures have tried to make money off her kind generousity.  Juliet has the means to have them removed from auctions which I am sure she will do as soon as she gets the message. 

 

Thanks for emailing her, AFNH.  We have to thank Alex for bringing the auction to my attention. 

 

 

 

 


AFNH 
9/05/05 at 07:44 AM

Comments:
Thanks for notifying us about that eBay auction, Claudia, have emailed it to Juliet to bring it to her attention. I had hoped it had all died down.

Hikity - Juliet also took photos at Bowness, and one "enterprising" person downloaded them from the GB and has sold them on eBay, passing them off as their own work.
Hikity 
9/05/05 at 04:20 AM

What is your location? still sunny in the Wuppertal-area

Comments:

BTW, have I already mentioned that Tom Tykwer comes from Wuppertal (around the corner so to speak).

 

Claudia, I've immediately checked the German e-bay offer. I am quite sure that the one on the bottom is not from Keith, as I still remember his wonderful photos (and bought two of them). There were other photographers, too, weren't there? And who is Julet Bowness?

 

Carly Lynda, I didn't know G Butler and looked up in the internet - well, I assume he is the guy who played Atilla in the TV-series?


Carly Lynda 
9/05/05 at 03:02 AM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:
Quote:
Claudia wrote:-

I'll dig around tomorrow and see what I can find, Carly Lynda.

Until then, you might want to have a looksie at Suzanne's and Claire's article archive. They have a treasure trove of old interviews and articles.



Geeeeeeeeeez!

You gotta stop sending me off to these "treasure troves" trails, Claudia!

It's 3:00 A.M. and am still in front of my PC inhaling all that smorgasbord of articles and reviews on Alan Baby... Slurpity-slurp!

I swear to God! A Rickmanista can unwillingly, but gleefully, become a perpetual scholar at the Academia of Rickman Archives.

It is amazing to seize *EVERYTHING* that Alan has dabbled in during his artistic career since his bombastic break-out role of ... HANS GRÜBER!!!

And I find it terribly endearing at how Alan just cannot bring himself to speak about his losing the role of the Marquis de Valmont to John Malkovich in the movie version of "Dangerous Liaisons".






Chalebh 
9/05/05 at 01:25 AM

What is your location? Mainhatten

Comments:

@Claudia: Thanks for the DVD hacks. I finally found one which worked on my DVD player. Now I only need a RC1 DVD to check if the region free setting works.

 

And here's a wallpaper from S&S.

 

 


Claudia 
9/04/05 at 10:16 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I'll dig around tomorrow and see what I can find, Carly Lynda. 

 

Until then, you might want to have a looksie at Suzanne's and Claire's article archive. They have a treasure trove of old interviews and articles.

 


Dee 
9/04/05 at 10:08 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Carly Lynda -- Hope you knew I was teasing about:

Quote:
But, you've got to calm down, girl! You're getting worked up into a lather!

Your enthusiasm is contagious and I enjoy your posts!

 

Speech problems -- AR has the most beautiful mouth I've ever seen. His lips are plump, shapely, slightly pursed (whew! I'm getting worked into a lather myself!).  Could the unique shape of his mouth have anything to do with the speech problem?

 

Elaine

And if you watch Dark Harbor, then you'd know he definitely is not blond 
*snort* Unfortunately, they filmed from that scene from too far away to get a good look!
Carly Lynda 
9/04/05 at 09:51 PM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:
Quote:
Claudia wrote:-
(...)  I have articles that identify a problem jaw that causes his sexy speech but I don't recall one where he was quoted.


Ooh!  Can I have copies of those articles, Claudia?  Pretty please???

His bottom jaw does appear clenched which, to me, is the reason why he projects that muffled and velvety voice of his.  Again, chuck one up for speech impediments ... at least in Alan's case.




Claudia 
9/04/05 at 08:59 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Elaine wrote:

Quote:
And if you watch Dark Harbor, then you'd know he definitely is not blond 

 

Ohhh I forgot about that, Elaine!  *grin*

 

My sympathies are with you and the adjustment you will definitely be in for as your son heads off to college.  But take it from an experienced "empty nester"....its not allll bad, I promise! 

 

 


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Claudia 
9/04/05 at 08:55 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Speaking of eBAy.  I see that purplebear didn't make the killing on the RADA DVD as he/she had thought he/she would.  Only $29.01.  Can everybody say "Awwwww"? 

 

I think he/she is trying to make up for it with this autograph pic for $150. He/She has to be kidding right????  I mean with the price of mailing a request and a little patience...one could have their own autographed pic.  Geezzzz talk about being greedy!

 


Elaine 
9/04/05 at 08:46 PM

Comments:

Back here briefly for some sanity. I think there is something far more stressful than moving and it's called "getting your son ready for college".

 

Sue, I am so jealous. We used to regularly watch the Waverley coming up the Bristiol Channel when whe used to do "cruises" along the West coast. I've always wanted to have a trip on her. And the Balmoral, too (which I saw had to be abandoned the other day as she was taking in water! Must find out if she is still afloat!)

 

I'm afraid I don't think he is a natural blond, Vera. His very early pics indicate brown hair (especially his "RADA" photo) and if you look at his roots, they are very dark in places. It does get very sun bleached though, which is where you might think he is blond. And if you watch Dark Harbor, then you'd know he definitely is not blond (*snigger*)

 

Claudia, I'm gagging for a drink! Had to sit around the table with everyone enjoying a nice glass of wine, and I couldn't have one! So have one for me, too!


Claudia 
9/04/05 at 08:35 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Well, heck! *slaps forehead*  I suppose it might help to post the link! 

 

Offending auction

 


Claudia 
9/04/05 at 08:34 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

I'm getting caught up on email and I had a note from Alex with an German eBay link to an auction of a photoset of AR pics.  One of them is definitely one of Juliet's Bowness pics and one looks like it may be one of Keith's. 

 

The nerve of some folks! 

 

 


Claudia 
9/04/05 at 08:19 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Well, the weekend is dying down now but here in the US, there's still one more day since tomorrow is Labor Day!  YAY!

 

HP related:  I just finished watching The Children of Beslan.  I vividly remember the heart-breaking seige and aftermath from last year. The documentary gave a face and voice to some of the survivor children.  One little boy, maybe 7 or 8 years old, said [paraphrasing] 'I kept hoping that Harry Potter would come and rescue us.  I remembered that he has a cloak that can make you invisible.'

 

Isn't it amazing how far a children's story can go? 

 

emtee, I'm not familiar with Degrassi.  I'll have to look that one up. 

 

I would love to read the articles about the foot tattoo and the speech impediment.  I have articles that identify a problem jaw that causes his sexy speech but I don't recall one where he was quoted. 

 

 

  


Carly Lynda 
9/04/05 at 07:02 PM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:
Quote:
Leanne wrote:-

Carly Lynda, you crack me up  that is one of my favourite pictures of him too! I have a particular favourite but i cant seem to upload it at the moment so I will just post the link http://photobucket.com/albums/b116/leolaird/?action=view¤t=alanr5.jpg

he looks so sexy peering out from under the hat



O-H ... M-Y ... GOD, Leanne!

You are from Glasgow!  Like "Glasgow" in Scotland????

That's where Gerard Butler is from, girl!!!!

And ...

Two of my girls, well, I mean two of my members on Gerry's website left just yesterday to go visit his town of ... GLASGOW!

They are both there ... right now ... in a bed and breakfast.

OK!

Now, back to our regular programming schedule ...

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Leanne!

And, girl????

Did'ya have to put *THAT* picture of Colonel Brandon on a pedestal, already????

That is my all-time *FAVORITE* Colonel Brandon picture!!!

Awwww, shucks!

Now I gotta go for another cold shower ... (*rushes off like a blushing little schoolgirl*)




Leanne 
9/04/05 at 06:25 PM

What is your location? Glasgow

Comments:

Carly Lynda, you crack me up  that is one of my favourite pictures of him too! I have a particular favourite but i cant seem to upload it at the moment so I will just post the link http://photobucket.com/albums/b116/leolaird/?action=view¤t=alanr5.jpg

he looks so sexy peering out from under the hat

so Carly.....

Leanne

-x-


Carly Lynda 
9/04/05 at 06:24 PM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:
Quote:
Hikity wrote:-

Car00lyLyna, please come down a bit: AR is a very normal man


Uhmmm ... I don't understand your message, Sweetheart.

Did I make out AR to be less than a "normal" man in one of my postings??

Am I perhaps too exuberant in some of my postings??

Enquiring minds want to know ...

Irrespective of the motive, I will let you know that I am not an easily starstruck person in real life.  I do administer and moderate on an important website for Gerard Butler and have a whole slew of members underneath me, which boards I also animate with my own brand of wittiness and exuberance.

I also spoke to Gerard Butler and Joseph Fiennes (another fave of mine!) for a good 10 minutes with Gerry and some 5 minutes with Joseph over the phone just this past July 2005 and I conducted myself more like a journalist than a fan, a resume of said phone calls (minus the "more" personal stuff exchanged between us) being posted on our website.

And ...

Gerry is coming to Montreal very soon to film his new movie "300 Spartans" and I am organizing fan meets here for him.  Gerry is very "fan friendly",

So don't worry!

Were I ever to meet Alan, he won't want to runaway from me.  I'll make sure to bring my lasso along, just in case he tries though.



Vera 
9/04/05 at 06:22 PM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

You're right, of course. I had a look at the wrong photos. Nevertheless, that's still blond in my opinion, if dark blonde.


Carly Lynda 
9/04/05 at 06:13 PM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:
Susan:-

Thanks so much for those piccies ... I snatched a couple of them, of course!

Be still my beating  heart!!!

I won't comment on the haircolour since I already did so ad nauseam hereinbelow.

I do reiterate, however, ... ALAN STOP DYEING YOUR HAIR!!!


Hikity 
9/04/05 at 06:10 PM

Comments:

sorry  Carly Linda. something was wrong with my computer..


Hikity 
9/04/05 at 06:09 PM

Comments:

Car00lyLyna, please come down a bit: AR is a very normal man


Susan CA 
9/04/05 at 05:59 PM

Comments:
I think you may be looking at the wrong section.  Try the sub-album "Early Hair Color."

Vera 
9/04/05 at 05:15 PM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
Apart from the fact that I'm sure that most of these pictures were taken after CME, he's blond (with grey) in all of them.
Susan CA 
9/04/05 at 03:23 PM

Comments:
Ali-Pat, it was just brief remark he made--and if I can find it I'll let you know.

For anyone interested in AR's early hair color(s), I've put some pre-Close My Eyes pictures in Photobucket.  Now if only I can do a link: http://photobucket.com/albums/v203/SusanRawlins/


emtee 
9/04/05 at 12:14 PM

What is your location? US

Comments:

Alfan - Thanks for the clarification!  Tan pants make more sense than leather in the story.  I do, however, adore him in worn leather jackets from photo shoots and films.  Just think, somewhere out there is long leather coat he wore in An Awfully Big Adventure.  Wonder if that is in a costuming warehouse somewhere or in his private collection . . . Ah, well.  For every day use it's the much maligned linen jacket and the ubiquitous brownish/tannish/greenish (depending on the photographic conditions) coat. 


Carly Lynda 
9/04/05 at 11:57 AM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:

Quote:
Ana wrote:-

Ah! One more thing. Talking about interesting interviews. I read somewhere that Alan spoke in some interviews about his speech problem. I would love to see one of them but I couldn't find anyone talking about this. Do anyone know about any Alan's interview in which he speaks about that?

 

Yup!

 

Right from the get-go in "Die Hard", I had suspected that Alan, as a young boy, must have had a speech disability or impediment of some sort because he spoke just like a couple people I knew who had been "taught" to speak "me-tho-di-cally" because of a speech disability.  They all have this "robotic", "monosyllabic", "staccato" and "ultra enunciated" way of speaking.  Love it!

 

But you know what I say, girls???

 

Alan's early speech disability worked to his *GREAT* (and ours!) advantage, but that is *EXACTLY* one of the many things that sets him apart from all the other actors ... DA VOICE!  And that manner in which he e-nun-ci-a-tes every single bloody letter in a word ... gaaaaah!

 

I have always said that Alan's voice is ... *CORKABLE*!!!!

 

Bottle it up and sell it over the counter and its distributor would make a fortune!

 

Imagine if only that were true ...

 

Alan's voice ... corked in a bottle ... open it up at a moment's notice ... just to hear him say ... as Colonel Brandon:  "What can I do? ... Give me an occupation, Miss Dashwood, or I shall run mad-teh." ... or reading poetry, "For there is nothing lossst, that may be founnnnd, if sought-teh" ... or as Mesmer:  "Don’t be frightened-teh if you swoon away. Don’t resist it. Let it caress you ... whisper to you ... murrrr-murrrr to you, as the force in me comessss flowing into your fflesssh ... your nervessss ... your bonessss ..."   ... and as Professor Snape in HP3:  (*sternly*) "Tuuuuuurn to page three hundred-teh ... niteeeee ... fffffourrrrrrr!!"


OK!  Who do I gotta call to get this bloody voice of His marketed, already???

 

_________________

 

P.S.:  I too would very much like to read the interview where He himself speaks about his speech disability, which made of his voice and diction his now-infamous ... trademark.

 

 


Ana 
9/04/05 at 09:53 AM

What is your location? Spain

Comments:

Alba: I'll keep all my senses in that fest!!

About the hair colour... At the begining I thought that he was blonde but he isn't. Looking at his three first films, at the mini-series he did before the films and the pictures round that time, he has brown hair. But in Die Hard I saw that he has some very lovely blonde locks on his hair and having a friend whose hair goes from brown in winter to bright blonde in summer maybe he goes blonde with the sun. At least, CME and TMD blonde looks quite natural. But why do he dyes so much his hair? Is not necessary for almost everything he does. Now I have no idea of how his hair would look like 'cause Snow Cake hair seems a bit too blonde for him, or it's just greyish hair?

 

Ah! One more thing. Talking about interesting interviews. I read somewhere that Alan spoke in some interviews about his speech problem. I would love to see one of them but I couldn't find anyone talking about this. Do anyone know about any Alan's interview in which he speaks about that?


Ali-Pat 
9/04/05 at 07:15 AM

What is your location? sitting with my flat feet propped up on a chair

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

Comments:

Susan CA--I would love to read the interview where AR talks about getting the tattoo painted on his feet.  Where did you find it?

 

Claudia--save room in the 'ville for me.


Hikity 
9/04/05 at 06:07 AM

Comments:

Unfortunately, for the next 5 weeks I can only read and post here now and then...

 

Kathy, MM was too easy on GW: Yes, I wondered myself. He didn't do enough justice to him. It's more than a shame how the Admin "reacted".

 

AFNH, Yes, Freeman is a wonderful actor, I can't agree more. Regarding GWB - I am sure he will be in real trouble soon enough.

 

Sniv, thanks a lot for the Austin link

 

Ali-Pat, your "fallen arches" made me laugh out loud - nice title for a new film.

 

Claudia, Daydreamer, Dee et al, tks for all the news, links and pics- great

Have a good day, ladies

My thoughts are in the South

Hikity


Alfan 
9/04/05 at 02:02 AM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Im sure that i read that the pants he tried on and wore were tan colored. I can honestl say that i can see him buying pants that are too tight as he seems to like them a bit tight ( and arent we the lucky ones because of it) but i can also say i dont recall him ever wearing leather pants unless its a shoot.............i could be wrong though..........does anyone have a casual picture of him in leather pants,  know i dont.


Susan CA 
9/03/05 at 10:15 PM

Comments:
Claudia, I didn't mean to imply he dyed his hair for any reason other than for the roles he plays.  Also, I heard an interview in which he said it was complete torment having the tattoo painted on the bottom of his foot, so it sounds like he is ticklish.

Dee 
9/03/05 at 10:12 PM

What is your location? Indiana

Comments:

Claudia - Thanks for sharing the photo from Glass Window (even thu it's not the one I dreamed about). AR had that smoldering look down pat at an early age, didn't he? If I was the girl, I would have melted!

 

Laura -- I'd never be able to be married to an actor either. For me personally, it wouldn't be a trust issue. I'm just far too insecure. I'd feel that I was "competing" with every woman he starred with. I couldn't stand it!



Carly Lynda -- Love the photo (there's that smoldering look again - this time on a mature AR!)! But, you've got to calm down, girl! You're getting worked up into a lather!

 

Chevelle -- Honey, for your sake I hope the snowmobile season comes soon! You've got far too much time on your hands!

 

Sue -- Your cruise sounds wonderful!

 

Alfan --

Quote:
a pair of way to tight pants" and that he was just a little " sweaty and stinky"
  Sigh...gotta love it!


emtee 
9/03/05 at 08:52 PM

What is your location? US

Comments:

Alfan - I thought I read that in addition to being "way too tight", they were also leather!  Perhaps the leather was just someone's  "elaboration" on the original story, though.

 

Claudia - The most fascinatingly bizarre Kevin Smith cameo I've seen is when he and Jason Mewes (along with Alanis Morissette) appeared on Degrassi: The Next Generation as themselves making a Jay and Silent Bob movie at Degrassi for three episodes!  Makes sense as he is such a huge Degrassi fan with references in his movies like Chasing Amy, but it was surreal!


Alfan 
9/03/05 at 08:09 PM

What is your location? Canada

Comments:

Yes, i believe it was Kevin Smith who at the Dogma windup party  quoted Alan as  " one fine dancer"..........................

 

my god, could you imagine the windup party for Dogma with Alan, Kevin Smith, Jason Mews, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, Selma Hyak, George Carlin,,,,,,,,wow! to be a fricken fly on the wall that night eh.....

 

I have read through that Dogma site  before  and it is very funny to read and very informative about Alan as well, my favorite story is the one where Alan goes running one morning ( who knew) and he decided ( gods know why) that it was a good time to go shopping so he went into an exclusive expensive shop and bought ( as the sales clerk said) " a pair of way to tight pants" and that he was just a little " sweaty and stinky".......love that man more and more everytime i hear shtuff like that.. 


Claudia 
9/03/05 at 06:43 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Woo hoo, Sue!  You must have been a very good girl of late to deseve such a nice little cruise.

 

Kevin Smith IS a very funny AND talented man.  I recently became acquainted with a cute little sit-com on one of our networks called Yes, Dear.  I was quite surprised to see KS do a guest appearance on this show.  Its was very funny. After each show, the cast usually does some sort of spoof about what the show was about.  The show that KS guested on, they asked him to reprise his most famous character.  Imagine him "reprising" Silent Bob.  LOL

 


Vera 
9/03/05 at 06:22 PM

What is your location? Germany

Comments:

Since when isn't he a natural blond? His hair is not light blond, but it is blond nonetheless.


emtee 
9/03/05 at 06:21 PM

What is your location? US

Comments:

In the vein of Alan working with Kevin Smith:

 

The Dogma website http://www.dogma-movie.com/main.html has some parts folks might enjoy. 

 

There are pictures from behind the scenes (you've probably seen most of the AR ones, but Kevin Smith's accompanying quips are a lot of fun) in a section called "From the Eyes of the Director" at http://www.dogma-movie.com/pics/index.html.  He noted that, "Rickman just wouldn't put those maracas down."

 

Then, there are some more bits KS wrote about working with Alan in the section called "The Dogma Diary" at http://www.dogma-movie.com/diary/index.html.  I'm amused that he called him Alan "The Ricker" Rickman.

 

And, of course, Claudia's audio clip of KS discussing Jason Mewes preparing to work with Alan Rickman on her audio page of downloads is priceless.  The whole "An Evening With Kevin Smith" is fabulous for Kevin Smith fans.

 

 

 


Claudia 
9/03/05 at 06:19 PM

What is your location? GA

Comments:

Thanks for the confirmation on his flat feet, Ali-Pat.  I thought there had been a lot of PL reports that mentioned he had flat feet.  Maybe the angle he is holding his foot in the BD image cause a little arch to appear.

 

I still can not imagine holding still while someone painted that "tattoo" on the bottom of my foot.  He must not be very ticklish on his feet. 

 

Rima Horton is a former amateur actress herself so I think she fully understands the choices that actors have to make and it looks like she supports him in all of his decisions. 

 

As for dying his hair.  I've never seen him do it unless it was for a part.  I think its just an unfortunate part of the job.  When he was doing the premieres for StLM and the Emmys, he was obviously allowing the color to grow out.  I always felt he needed the length for the next film and looking at his part in Snow Cake, I think this was true.

 

I had a report that the RADA DVD is not playing for someone with an older region 1 DVD player.  If you have the same problem, and want to try a hack, you can check VideoHelp DVD Hacks for the combination to unlock your player.  If you want to purchase a multi-region player, I got mine from DVDShippers several years ago and it has played beautifully for me for many years.  However, there are lots of online retailers that have multi-region players for a lot cheaper than DVDShippers. 

 

And finally, if you don't want to hack your player and you can't buy a multi-region player, email me and I will be glad to make you a copy that does play in most all DVD players.    

 

I'm in Pina Coladaville this evening.  Girls, throw in a little Cool Whip in with the ice, Bacardi PC mixer, and Captain Morgan Coconut flavored Rum! Ummm that's some good drinkin!  LOL


sue 
9/03/05 at 06:15 PM

What is your location? england

Comments:

Wow I go for a sea cruise  today (yes really, 9hrs on the only sea-going paddle steamer [The Waverley]left in the world going round the Isle of Wight on a glorious summer's day) and find a zillion posts!


Peekabooh 
9/03/05 at 05:50 PM

What is your location? the Netherlands

Comments:
Little bit off topic; tonight the second and last part of "An Evening with Kevin Smith" on RTL5 Dutch Television. In my eager to get my son to the airport last night for his trip to Athens Greece, I missed most of part one..... grrrrrr. Though, I watched 5 minutes (recorded about half an hour) it became very clear that KS has a great sense of humour. No wonder he and AR are best of friends....

Chevelle 
9/03/05 at 05:49 PM

What is your location? NY

Comments:

I'm outta here.

Finally get to go home. It's been a long day.

 

Ali-Pat, thanks for clearing that up for me.

I was just being curious.

 

Carly Lynda and Alanfan thanks for your opinions.

 

Talk to you all next week.

Oh, and have a safe holiday!


Carly Lynda 
9/03/05 at 05:12 PM

What is your location? Montreal, Canada

Comments:

To Daydreamer:-

 

Uhmmmm ... your first Colonel Brandon wallpaper ... sooooooooooooo taking it!!!

 

Snatched it!  Saved it!  Posted it!

 

 

THANK YOU!!


Ali-Pat 
9/03/05 at 05:07 PM

What is your location? relishing my last day of work for a while

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

Comments:

Oh! (Hermione moment), I can answer the question about Alan's flat feet!

 

Having seen them at eye level from my seat at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, I can confirm that AR's feet are, indeed, flat. 

 

Now, I have seen a photo of the bottom of his feet that shows a stage dust pattern indicating an arch, but I also know (as a flat footed person myself) that though there is a little bit of clearance between the foot and the floor, the visual effect is of a totally flat foot.

 

Ah yes, fallen arches--just one more thing I have in common with the Great Actor.


Daydreamer 
9/03/05 at 04:53 PM

Comments:
Made a couple of Brandon wallpapers:
Enjoy

1)


The same wallpaper in a better quality can be downloaded HERE (.bmp 1,4MB)
(The link will expire in 7 days and will be available for a limited number of downloads.)


2) in two variations: