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Bits and snippets off the web
Chiara
2012-03-30 00:05


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

I was wondering the same....*blush*

ARYA
2012-03-30 01:29


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oops. Thanks Chiara for posting the article first. I should always come to WINM first... @ LucaM yup, birds of a feather.
gulbie
2012-03-30 19:55


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thanks Chiara!


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

it would have really been interesting to see. :D

Softie
2012-03-31 02:14


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

Absolutely! It's an admirable trait, I say. ;)

SaneSun
2012-03-31 03:02


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It would have been interesting to see which one would have had the first nervous breakdown ;) :D

Ok, now you nearly killed me: I almost choked laughing!

LucaM
2012-04-11 06:43


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http://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/Director+takes+music+video+direction/6434673/story.html

posted for no particular reason; but this article goes to show that in fact it's quite a small world 'out there'. and that it seems to be both about what you know and who you know ;)

ARYA
2012-04-11 08:05


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thanks for that tidbit LucaM.
LucaM
2012-04-13 06:41


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http://ph.omg.yahoo.com/news/beijing-prepares-roll-red-carpet-hollywood-hotshots-150658183.html

Hollywood royalty is set to grace the red carpet at this year's Beijing International Film Festival as its second edition attempts to secure the event as the premier one of its kind in China.

Both Oscar-winning director James Cameron and actor Keanu Reeves have signed on to appear in Beijing for the festival, which will run at various venues across the Chinese capital from April 23-28.

It is a smart and timely piece of promotion for both men, with Cameron's 3D version of Titanic currently screening around China and Reeves putting the finishing touches on his debut effort as a director, the actioner Man of Tai Chi, which has been partly shot in Beijing.

someone's again ahead of the curve ;)
but not sure I like seeing K's name next to Cameron's, not in this context. Cameron is an old sly marketing fox, with an eye for great cinematography and little else. K seems to have a genuine passion for storytelling, something that, imo, Cameron is missing completely.

time will tell- as always ;)

ARYA
2012-04-13 12:05


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I really don't like that 47Ronin was not mentioned. And LucaM I so agree about Cameron. I recently learned a bit about him. He uses the proceeds from his directorial gigs for financing his submarine and deep sea exploration. That is his passion. He makes movies that will appeal to mass audiences for that reason.
LucaM
2012-04-13 15:39


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ARYA- well, Japan and China do have some history, not of the pleasant kind ;) Besides, 47 Ronin is produced by Universal and K is playing a supporting role. Let Universal do their own PR :)

Now that you mention it, it does seem that Cameron puts much more passion and dedication into his documentaries than into his films. So they do have something in common, after all :)

ARYA
2012-04-14 09:39


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Keanu is the lead in 47Ronin isn't he?
LucaM
2012-04-14 17:04


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well... guess that would depend on the definition of 'lead character'. The leader of the ronin is Ôishi, played by Hiroyuki Sanada; in the script draft we have here on the site he was given more screen time. But since the script has been rewritten several times since then... that might have changed.

If we consider that Keanu's character is the one who gets to complete his transformation from outcast to samurai, then I guess that makes him lead character...

ARYA
2012-04-14 22:21


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ok, I can do this in keanuspeak...Yes it's true I do get top billing on this piece but I always thought of it as a collaboration...we are all playing supporting roles. :)
LucaM
2012-04-14 23:15


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all things serve the Beam... er, sorry, the story ;) :D
ARYA
2012-04-15 00:26


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That reference went right over my head LucaM. Maybe sometime you can tell me about it.
LucaM
2012-04-15 00:47


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it's from Stephen King's Dark Tower. Long story, but captivating.
LucaM
2012-04-25 05:29


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found this at tumblr
http://lickystickypickywe.tumblr.com/post/21734300538/kuleshov-edited-together-a-short-film-in-which-a
which links to this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUZCPPGeJ1c&feature=youtu.be
on page two of comments, a fish goes: Keanu Reeves. That is all.
eh.

Softie
2012-04-25 06:39


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I just voted the comment down. If enough people do it it goes unseen.
LucaM
2012-04-25 17:05


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... you know what's funny? that actually this article can be read/interpreted both ways... we see what we expect to see/ are conditioned to see, not what's actually in front of us... hence the various perceptions of the same picture/scene/frame/whatever.

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are. (Anais Nin)

LucaM
2012-04-26 04:58


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http://www.contactmusic.com/news/keanu-reeves-helped-dandy-warhols-star-develop-graphic-novel_1322173

The Dandy Warhols rocker Courtney Taylor-taylor had an unlikely adviser to help him with his graphic novel One Model Nation - actor Keanu Reeves.

The musician was pleasantly surprised to discover Reeves was a big fan of the band and he reached out to The Matrix star a decade ago when he first started jotting his ideas down in the form of a screenplay.

He tells Nme, "I first started writing it in paragraphs of plot synopsis in a series of emails to Keanu Reeves. He's a fan of the band, and I know that he's into some cool and artsy music things, and I knew that this would be something he'd really dig. He was into it, but it ended up being that I didn't need him to put me in touch with people."

Taylor-Taylor's animated side project, about a fictional German rock band, didn't end up as a film - but going through the process with Reeves enabled the singer to fully develop the storyline for his comic book.

He says, "What it did do was it helped me sort out what the story was and what I needed to get off my chest. A lot of it is a metaphor for the career of The Dandy Warhols."

... so a decade ago Reeves WAS using email, even if he didn't own a computer. ;)

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