Snow yesterday in Wellington, NZ..Snow on Cuba Mall in central Wellington (HD) from Ro Tierney on Vimeo.
What's really lovely and amusing is seeing people so absolutely amazed to see snow. We'll have humungous amounts of the white stuff in a few mos :) Here there are 3 things you can definitely count on - death, taxes and deep annual snowfall...
NZ Dominion Post asks for votes on 10 photos taken during their recent snow storm. I chose #6...what about you?http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/5458821/Vote-for-your-favourite-snow-photo
Vandals manage to spoil snow’s magic…
Here she is..the 'domestic goddess'(that's the title of her bestselling cookbook) During an interview RA said he'd enjoy kissing her after she'd eaten chocolate cake. A food critic said "men watch her cooking programs because they want to be with her, and women watch because they want to be her." First recipe is a cheesecake. Although that type of dessert is hugely popular in the USA, it's not my first choice. That would be carrot cake...moist and filled with tons of ground nuts and shredded carrots(makes it seem almost healthy, doesn't it;) - topped with a fluffy-cream-cheese frosting...*double yum*
Dezz at the Hollywood Spy website(see link in post below) declared RA as the winner of his 'Your Fav Hobbit Character' poll. He added interesting comments about the actor's fan base...
Quote from Dezmond: "Richard Armitage's ladies have shown once again that no poll around the world escapes them, and they brought him victory in our YOUR FAVOURITE THE HOBBIT STAR poll with 75% of votes. Cate Blanchett took second place with 6%, leaving behind her Luke Evans (5%), Lee Pace (2%), Aidan Turner (2%), Benedict Cumberbatch (2%), Stephen Fry (2%), Evangeline Lilly (1%) and Martin Freeman who, ironically as the lead character in the film, took last place with only 3 out of almost 350 votesRichard Armitage is the actor you've seen in BBC's ROBIN HOOD, also known as the owner of probably the strongest fan base I've ever seen for a relatively unknown actor. This year you've seen him shortly in CAPTAIN AMERICA and he also appears in British TV shows MI5 and STRIKE BACK. This dashing fella will play Thorin Oakenshield in both THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and in THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN."
Put the above photo puzzle together - what's your best time?:
Interesting interview with the American writer/producer who worked on SB2 - he mentions RA..
--With the ever-changing world of American television getting more complicated and competitive, one prolific American writer/producer has up and moved across the pond and is now producing television in the United Kingdom where things are done quite a bit differently than in the States. Frank Spotnitz, best known for his work during the majority of the television run of "The X-Files" …First, he helped shape Cinemax's new series "Strike Back," premiering tonight, and currently he is busy at work writing the spy thriller series "Morton" .. While Spotnitz is definitely not turning his back on American television, he welcomed our Jim Halterman into his London home earlier this year..
--‘Strike Back' just kind of fell into my lap. I wasn't looking and then there it was. It started out as a series for Sky but now it's season 2 and it's been picked up by Cinemax so it's a British/American series. Part of why they asked me to come onboard is they needed to reimagine the show because they needed it to work without Richard Armitage, who had been the lead in season one but left the show to do 'The Hobbit' in New Zealand
--JH: Are there things you're finding in your writing of 'Morton' that maybe you couldn't do if you were writing it in America?
FS: I anticipate that this will be like 'Strike Back' as an American/British series so the exact same hour you're watching here will also be the same in America. In another way I will say it is different because what the BBC is looking for is so different than what most broadcasters in America start out with. But at the end of the day I think it's going to be not quite like anything the BBC has done before either so it will be a hybrid.
--JH: How has the web changed your job as a writer/producer? Do you think about that in your process?
FS: I think economically it's challenging because the web has taken away a huge amount of the viewing audience for television but I think it's an incredibly exciting and an amazing opportunity. I thought about the Internet in the creation of ['Morton'] and how to use the Internet not as a marketing tool but as another layer of the series so I think it's really exciting and obviously allows you to be very, very close to your audience. I have a website [www.BigLight.com] where I'm in constant contact with fans so you'll see when this series in the air that there's a huge online component to the show; it's built into the design of the show.
Read more: Interview: "Strike Back" Co-Executive Producer Frank Spotnitz
Following is the theme song for Strike Back 2 with lyrics "this ain't no place for a hero" to which my initial reaction was "obviously not!"...
RA sings (as Clarissa’s Lovelace)..
Past post from July - Tudors bloopers and interesting comments on that series plus The Hobbit