July 18, 2013

Richard Armitage:Director Peter Jackson Final Day Photo(& remarks) of 3 Richards + Batman Anyone? Total Film Suggestion for Batman(see below) + Movie 'Bride Flight' Recommendation(plot involves NZ & The Netherlands post WW2) + Visit from Game of Thrones Writer, Geo Martin + Another Excerpt From Interview with His Black Sky Co-Star

Thorin's final extreme closeup and director Jackson's accompanying comment:

Just shot this close up of Richard. Look for it in Dec 2014!

2 more shots to go. Main Unit shooting Thorin, Splinter Unit shooting Fili and Kili.

9.21pm. Getting very near the end ... 

[Ricrar: PJ added to a comment "Richard is fantastic"]
Quote of Peter Jackson's comment accompanying the above photo on the last day of shooting for The Hobbit movies 2 and 3:
Big Richard, Medium Richard and Little Richard.

2.00pm. Just breaking for lunch, with the first shot on F Stage complete. A daunting number to go. I don't want to think about it, but it's probably 7 or 8 set-ups. Splinter Unit have made the move to K Stage and will start shooting after lunch.

I asked the various Thorins to pose just before they headed off to lunch. One of these is Richard Armitage, and two of them are not. It's your guess ... The one in the middle is a little psycho.

I am looking forward to making movies with everyone the same height in the future.
The pressure now goes on. We're going to have to move like the clappers!

Here's the PJ comment where his very last words are "Richard is fantastic..It's amazing he can still stand up."

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151750784006558&set=a.10 150238899061558.364437.141884481557 

The last shot. 

Big monitors, main unit. Small screens bottom right, splinter.

We're neck and neck ... Shooting our final shots at the same time.

10.32 pm. 4 or 5 takes so far.

No, wait ... Done! While I was typing this, we shot more takes and finished! Richard was fantastic.Splinter almost done. Minutes away.

Smiles and happiness... And sadness. Yikes, very sad.

A day that ran from about 5:30 in the morning until 10:30 at night. I'm surprised Richard is able to stand up.

Lovely movie set in New Zealand after WWII. Brides(by proxy) from The Netherlands arrive and life as we know it ensues.  For those of us who've learned a great deal about NZ in the past 2yrs, the film takes us on a tour of the early landscape and we watch as the country begins to modernize.  All the while a very human story of love, heartache, happiness and friendships unfolds..
I check Game of Thrones writer, Geo Martin's journal now and then - today I enjoyed reading his post about 4 movie theaters he frequented while growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey.  He lamented the demise of 3 of them and then posted the following video showing the restoration of the 4th, The Stanley.  George said the fact the theater has been transformed into a church caused him to suddenly *get some religion*;D
Temps on East Coast have been hotter than hades this past week.  Time for some visual images and music to match the current environment:


cleopatraascreenplay said...

Hi, Ricrar! I'm completely out of the loop. Is Black Sky out?? What's the latest news?

Love the new polls. Oh, the choices. Which character is hotter, JP or Lucas? YES. And RA's life theme song? I thought it was long since settled that is is, "Nobody Does It Better." Right???

Cheers! Hope you're having a great July. It's hot here. Big surprise.

Hobbit opening?? Location decided?

Ricrar said...

Hey there Cleo, How are you?

Wish I could say it would take forever to catch up with RA news, but the truth is there's really only one interesting item in past couple wks.

A realty website mentioned actor Richard Armitage bought a $1.2M apartment in Greenwich Village. Other than that there's really nothing to report.

If you're interested, a new tv series focusing on War of the Roses begins on Aug 10. It's called The White Queen.

Try to keep cool for these last few wks of Summer. We've finally caught a break from temps in 90s with high humidity to a much more comfy high 70s, low humidity this evening.

cleopatraascreenplay said...

Hi, Ricrar! We are fine here in the steamy South. We are hibernating. My daughter is on iced chamomile tea, and I am on Gatorade. That is our substitute for the northern winter hibernating drink of hot cocoa. Our summer lasts until the end of September, at least, if not the middle of October. So, we have a little ways to go yet.... I envy you your nearly-over summer heat, but will enjoy our beautiful, mild winter! :)

A swank apartment in Greenwich Village. Sweet. That sounds very appropriate for our hero-of-a-great-heroism.

I am very, very out of the loop. Have been working on other things. My screen play is greatly updated, however. I have moved RA (in my "dream cast," of course) to the place of Anthony/Horus, who I am calling Russ-Rex in this earlier incarnation of Cleopatra as Isis c. 4000 BCE... :) :) How time flies (backward). http://patriciajwoods.blogspot.com/2012/07/cleopatra-screen-play.html

I also have a new short story entitled, "How I Married George Clooney....And Other Thoughts in Feminist Midrash." It is rather -- inventive :) :). http://patriciajwoods.blogspot.com/2013/07/how-i-married-george-clooneyand-other.html

So, when do you think RA will be having a reception for his fans at his new place in The City? :) :) :) Cheers!!