Another Batman mention:
Designing Thorin:http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2013/08/19/77255-wetas-paul-tobin-on-d warf-design-and-the-sublime-skill-of-john-howe/
QUOTE: "Thorin didn’t come easy. Because he’s a really important character, we played around with a lot of different options."
The particular velvety growl you seek can be heard in last few seconds. "To follow is to love" Really? ;D
First of all, thank you to the www.richardarmitagenet.com website for following pic. Second, had a great chuckle upon seeing this behind the scenes Spooks 9 photo for the first time today. Hardiest chuckle was to see my favorite Game of Thrones character Sir Jorah(Iain Glen) patiently waiting in the background to be momentarily stabbed in the leg by Lucas North, and also to notice USMC(United States Marine Corps) on a crew members tshirt. Or might it be an abbreviation for UK Spooks Muncipal Crewmember?;)..although the color of the tshirt is khaki which would be appropriate for the US Marines. Maybe the tshirt wearer was on-set security? He does look very focused on surroundings. The photo..
Interview with Into The Storm(fka:Black Sky) writer John Swetnam:EXCERPT:
How did your childhood as an “air force kid” influence you?I moved around every two or three years and lived all around the world. I was born in South Carolina and lived in Japan, England, Korea and all over the states, Northern Maine, Southern Maine, Tennessee, Florida and Southern California. I think moving every two or three year is why I like movies so much.
Talk about your film, “Into the Storm” (formerly known as Black Sky) and where did you get that idea from? And, what made you decide to write about the weather?
New Series REIGN --EXCERPT: THE FIRST IMPRESSION | Well knock me over with a feather. Upon watching the cutdown for this unlikely CW offering at the Upfronts, I instantly penciled it in for a short run. I perhaps didn’t “get it,” or, more likely, my eyes had glazed over from the trailers for the network’s myriad new sci-fi shows. But in viewing this pilot in full, Reign just might emerge a sleeper hit (by CW standards). It could be that its stark differences (era, setting) from Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Hart of Dixie and the like will make it “pop,” or that its super-sudsy themes (love! lust! betrayal! infidelity! voyeurism! self-pleasure! wait, what?) will reel in the abandoned Gossip Girl crowd. (For good measure, there is a whiff of supernatural hullabaloo thrown in.) The cast is uniformly fine — Kane gives Mary a root-for quality, but Regbo reads a bit ripe — with everyone amusingly doing some variation on a British-y accent that is neither French nor Scottish. C’est la vie!
Dracula (starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers) aka Henry VIII;) is a forthcoming British-American limited series television drama that is expected to air on NBC and Sky Living produced by Carnival Films. Dracula will premiere on October 25, 2013, and will air on Fridays 10/9c
Costume Desginers for White Queen:
Really wish all those who insist on acting like primadonnas - by negatively criticizing tiny inaccuracies such as rainpipes and zippers - would remember it's very easy to be a naysayer. It's difficult enough to find well done historic sagas without having to listen to nonsensical picayunishness about trifles, when a good one has actually been produced.
Enjoying the beautifully designed sets for new series The White Queen..
Richard III and Anne Neville - tune in Sat for ep 2, Starz,The White Queen..
Access Hollywood: http://www.accesshollywood.com/the-white-queen-rebecca-ferguson-and-james-frain-dish-on-their-delicious-historical-drama_article_82883
NY Times says everyones' faces are too scrubbed and teeth too straight. That's NYC for you - most Americans don't really consider it representative of them -- it's actually almost a world apart from the rest of the USA. Therefore, we expect them to have polar opposite opinions, and they always live up to the expectation.
From Wikipedia: Shooting locations for The White Queen:
The White Queen was filmed on location in Belgium, where several landmarks in Bruges andGhent represent locations in London and elsewhere:
- The Gothic Hall in Bruges' Town Hall represents Westminster Hall
- Church of Our Lady in Bruges represents St Stephen's Chapel in the old Palace of Westminster
- Heilige Geeststraat in Bruges represents a medieval London street
- Basilica of the Holy Blood in Bruges represents Tower of London
- In Ghent filming took place in the Castle of the Counts (Gravensteen), Saint Peter's Abbey (Sint-Pietersabdij), Saint Bavo's Abbey (Sint-Baafsabdij), Cloth hall (Lakenhalle), Castle of Gerald the Devil (Geeraard de Duivelsteen), Saint Bavo Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal), and Agustijnklooster (Academiestraat).
- Additional filming took place at Rumbeke, in Damme, and at Ursel Airfield – 23 locations for the first three episodes. The rest of the set was constructed at a nearby Philips factory.
Earliest history of No & So Carolina: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/America/United_States/North_Carolina/_Texts/journals/The_North_Carolina_Booklet/4/1*.html