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Anakin McFly
2012-02-16 13:29

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and -lately- Gary Oldman.

Whom I still think is secretly playing Sam Rockwell too. :|
LucaM
2012-02-16 18:12


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Whom I still think is secretly playing Sam Rockwell too. :|

that is highly plausible ;)

LucaM
2012-02-16 18:15


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I am sure the term "versatile" has drummed up ideas in your heads about what that might be.

maybe. or maybe I don't do blind worship and instead try to see all angles, if possible. of course I fail; I'm only human...

ARYA
2012-02-17 01:11


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We are all only human LucaM. I don't do blind worship either, you can ask my husband ;) But when I have investigated something or someone for a reasonable amount of time... and found that they, or it is worthwhile and the intention is going in the better direction I can let go of the endless speculation and enjoy the ride. Be here now. Letting go of "unsatisfactoryness" and just going with the flow is what makes the ride joyful. Bottom line is he knows a lot more about movie making than we do. Thank god he continues to WANT to do it and I adore his every effort to tell me stories.
LucaM
2012-02-17 01:46


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Bottom line is he knows a lot more about movie making than we do.

True, that; and I never said otherwise. I discovered the universe/s of film due to the actor Keanu Reeves; it's by watching him that I started learning how to watch a movie. I practically owe him -and the Wachowskis- my life; if it weren't for them, I'd be a corporate vegetable lost in spreadsheets and power point presentations, typing away my life in a cubicle somewhere.
But at this point of my life, I live by the Oracle's advice : “make up your own damn mind. ”

ARYA
2012-02-18 00:03


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He is the one... and I live by the Oracle's advice too. :) Once I have deemed something/someone "investigated" I enjoy my rose tinted view.
LucaM
2012-02-18 05:42


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4th Annual FILM FINANCE FORUM WEST
Bridging the Gap Between Financiers and Filmmakers
Hollywood Roosevelt | Los Angeles, CA USA
March 6-8, 2012

DAY ONE - WEDNESDAY | MARCH 7, 2012
1:45 - 2:15 pm
Finance and Co-Production Opportunities with China
Currently, filmmakers are limited by government restrictions preventing them from maximizing their profitability in the growing Chinese market. They are either limited by the film quota or are limited by a low retention rate of the box office. However with last year's box office surge, U.S. players are trying a new strategy, which is to play by China's rules. During this session, gain insight into what it takes to get movies made in China and what financiers from China are looking for when investing in Hollywood films.

PRESENTERS: Yang Bu Ting, Chairman, China Main Stream Media National Film Capital Hollywood Group and China Film Promotion International | Supervisor, China Film Foundation
Wang Guo Wei, Chief Executive Officer, China Main Stream Media National Film Capital Hollywood Group | Vice Chairman, China Film Foundation | Chairman, National Film Capital
Yuan Liu, Co-Chairman and President, China Main Stream Media National Film Capital Hollywood Group
Zhao Yuan Jun, Chief Financial Officer, China Mainstream Media National Film Capital

http://filmfinanceforum.com/losangeles/f3west2012program.html

... a certain someone is juuuust one small step ahead of the general trend.
again

LucaM
2012-02-20 06:48


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http://www.theday.com/article/20120219/ENT12/302199997/1044

It's not just dealing with famous actors' clothing; sometimes, it's chatting with famous actors. Olds recalls talking to Keanu Reeves on the phone when some Goodspeed costumes were used for his 2011 film "Henry's Crime." Reeves also wanted to rent costumes, on his own dime, for the movie's stagehands so they could dress up (as Russian peasants in a production of "The Cherry Orchard" in the film) and appear onscreen.

LucaM
2012-02-29 07:50


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http://www.starpulse.com/news/Justine_Ashley_Costanza/2012/02/28/interview_with_seeking_justice_star_ha

Harold Perrineau interview:

You’ve talked about working with Nicolas Cage and you starred in the “Matrix” sequels with Keanu Reeves. What did you learn from these action film icons that has stayed with you?

When I hadn’t worked with them, I didn’t think their job was so hard but now that I’ve worked with them… man, it’s a hard job. Keanu Reeves in the “Matrix” movies, the guy never stopped moving. He went from shooting something to rehearsing something, to working out, to learning lines. He’d go to sleep, then come back and do the whole thing all over again. It was a 24-hour a day job for 2 ½ years. There was hardly a day off. I can’t do those kinds of things. I just did something really recently with Dwayne Johnson, it was really brief but the guy gets up and works out two hours a day before he comes to the set. It’s a hard gig. You can hardly get me to go to a yoga class once a week (laughs). There’s a lot that really goes into it an I respect what they do. It’s not easy to be an action hero.

ARYA
2012-02-29 11:01


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Thanks Luca! For finding the articles and finding the important parts of the articles. ((hugs))
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2012-02-29 11:33


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Reeves also wanted to rent costumes, on his own dime, for the movie's stagehands so they could dress up (as Russian peasants in a production of "The Cherry Orchard" in the film) and appear onscreen.

Awww, I love that about him.

LucaM
2012-02-29 20:13


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ARYA - you're welcome :D

actually, google alerts finds the articles, I just sort and filter them ;)

ARYA
2012-03-01 11:55


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I used to have google alerts for Reeves so I am even more grateful to you for your editing chores. :)
BlueGem
2012-03-02 04:43


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Yes, thank you muchly, LucaM!
LucaM
2012-03-03 06:54


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... the (sad) way online journalism works... or the copy/paste awards :(

it started with this:
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/keanu-reeves--lots-of-excellent-new-adventures-7468060.html

aaaaand the snowball got rolling:
http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-71758-8-.htm

http://www.contactmusic.com/news/keanu-reeves-midlife-meltdown_1298485

http://www.rte.ie/ten/2012/0302/reevesk.html

http://entertainment.ie/celebrity_gossip/showbiz/Keanu-Reeves%27-midlife-%27meltdown%27/103504.htm



but the award goes to this one who manages to cross-breed a Berlinale photo, a few lines/hints from the Independent.uk interview and... another online article first published in April 2011
( http://www.whoaisnotme.net/articles/2011_0404_kea2.htm )

http://www.contactmusic.com/news/keanu-reeves-bill-and-ted-sequel-delight_1298500

online media. gotta love'em.it. whatever.


Chiara
2012-03-03 17:05


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LOL!You made my day,Luca!Good job!Those journalists are quite lazy and totally uncreative.
Chiara
2012-03-29 22:29


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http://www.timeoutbeijing.com/features/Around_Town/15079/Film-sets-and-studios.html

Out of the 19th-century shop and back into 21st-century Huairou, we kept our eyes peeled. By Lot Eight, a sign showed promise: ‘No mobile phones on set. 50RMB fine’. A moment later, we had to double take: walking past a slightly ajar door, we glimpsed none other than Keanu Reeves in jeans and sweatshirt, lifting an enormous pair of dumbbells. Giggling girlishly, we resolved to go back and speak to him. But on returning, we found Reeves mid-benchpress, legs spread and crotch pointed in our direction. It felt wrong to approach a man in such a vulnerable state.

Instead we caught up with Jeremy Marinas, a stuntman in films such as The Green Hornet and Sherlock Holmes, who was here alongside Reeves. ‘Yeah, I wouldn’t go in there. Keanu is kind of a private guy,’ Marinas warned us, explaining they were shooting Reeves’s directorial debut, Man of Tai Chi, a martial arts movie out next year. They’d been refilming the same fight scene for four days. No wonder Reeves needed to let off a little steam between takes.

LucaM
2012-03-29 23:16


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They’d been refilming the same fight scene for four days

*shakes head*
ya'know, it's a real pity Keanu never got the opportunity to work with Kubrick. It would have been interesting to see which one would have had the first nervous breakdown ;) :D

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2012-03-29 23:54


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*shakes head*
ya'know, it's a real pity Keanu never got the opportunity to work with Kubrick. It would have been interesting to see which one would have had the first nervous breakdown ;) :D

I know, it's crazy. I couldn't imagine working like that, but KR seems to thrive on this type of thing, no? He's obsessive!

On a more shallow note... I wonder just how enormous those dumbbells were, and just how much he can press...

LucaM
2012-03-30 00:00


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He's obsessive!

well then, little wonder his fans are 'obsessed' ;)
birds of a feather... :D

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