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Bits and snippets off the web
MmeRenard
2016-01-30 19:40:15


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Taluthah, I like that article. It feels like racism to me - though I'm white and perceive it differently, to be sure - to call a mixed-race actor "white," denying him his cultural heritage.

Wow, I had no idea about "shah mat!" - very cool. Everyone says that Keanu is the most terrifying chess player they've met. And Scrabble? Yikes. I can only imagine.

Freya
2016-01-30 22:05:29


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I think that a question of belonging to one or another group was and is still discussed and it caused a great number of wars (including the WWII).
As far as we know Keanu is at least 50% English.
Freya
2016-01-30 22:06:10


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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3415536/Keanu-Reeves-cuts-untypically-scruffy-figure-dirty-filming-John-Wick-2-Rome.html
MmeRenard
2016-01-30 22:17:26


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And Keanu is still not "white."
christine2016-01-31 04:59:59


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How wonderful; hopefully hard working K. has some time to enjoy one of my favorite cities...ROME.

LucaM
2016-02-02 01:07:10


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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/gemma-cairney-brigitte-aphrodite-it-was-obvious-we-were-cheeky-blaggers-but-keanu-reeves-said-hed-do-a6842401.html

I helped Gemma with her first presenting foray, a slot on a small Edinburgh Fringe radio show. I was like her wingwoman. We then blagged press passes and went to cover the O2 Wireless festival. We ended up backstage, seeing Julian Casablancas from the Strokes chatting to Kate Moss, who was draped round David Walliams. They all said no to an interview as it was obvious we were cheeky blaggers, but we hit gold when we spotted Keanu Reeves, who said he'd do an interview with us if we found him a lighter.

MmeRenard
2016-02-02 01:48:50


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uh huh
LucaM
2016-02-02 02:18:05


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http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35461075

However, cute, fuzzy pandas have a universal appeal. Not all US movies targeted to China fare so well. Man of Tai Chi, produced by Stephen Hamel and directed by Keanu Reeves, tanked at the US and China box office when it opened in 2013.
Mr Hamel believes they had distribution problems but says the experience was far from a disaster.
"It was a great experience and introduced us to a lot of people and those relationships are now blooming," he says, adding that they have two co-productions in the works in China now including Unmanned, a thriller set in Hong Kong during a future world war.
There is more excitement and optimism in the Chinese film industry than in Los Angeles now, says Mr Hamel, and argues that film is the ultimate tool to bring different cultures together.
"They are dreamers still. It's like Hollywood in the 40s - so I am excited about being there and doing this and finding ways of bridging Hollywood and China," he says.

Freya
2016-02-04 14:51:22


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an updated list for 2016:
Exposed
The Whole Truth
The Neon Demon
The Bad Batch
Rain
John Wick 2
Rally Car
- what a speed ;}
lulahula2016-02-05 03:54:42


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I read somewhere where Keanu referred himself as a middle class White boy. But I've also seen interviews where he says he's Hawaiian. I guess it just depends what context these questions are asked. It would be interesting to talk to him about his identity and mixed race heritage.
lulahula2016-02-05 03:57:32


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I read somewhere where Keanu referred himself as a middle class White boy. But I've also seen interviews where he says he's Hawaiian. I guess it just depends what context these questions are asked. It would be interesting to talk to him about his identity and mixed race heritage.
Anakin McFly
2016-02-05 09:35:58

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I don't think it's context so much as time - it was in a 1991 interview that he referred to himself as a "bourgeois white boy": http://www.whoaisnotme.net/articles/1991_10xx_bou.htm

Whereas in a 2013 interview he said he was "Chinese, Hawaiian and English". So it could also be a matter of getting older and more in touch with his roots, and I also suspect his relationship with his father played a part in this change. Keanu had a lot of anger towards him when he was younger, and likely identified more strongly with his white mother who raised him and cared for him after his father abandoned the family. So maybe his reclaiming of that side of his identity is also part of that reconciliation process.

LucaM
2016-02-10 02:09:54


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this one's for the archive.

http://www.rogerebert.com/balder-and-dash/bright-walldark-room-february-2016-the-grace-of-keanu-reeves-by-angelica-jade-basti%C3%A9n

Anakin McFly
2016-02-11 09:33:54

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...oh.
Freya
2016-02-14 23:34:52


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quite a lot of photos on twitter
https://twitter.com/mr_reeves_blog?lang=pl
https://twitter.com/keanureeves05
and maybe there are more twitter accounts
Taluthah2016-02-15 14:18:31


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that's fun, and weird - he usually doesn't seem that uncoordinated. http://desiplaza.tv/dallas-events/american-events/79-hollywood-actor-keanu-reeves-doing-bollywood-dance-at-launch-of-neiman-marcus-christmas-book-dallas.html
once again a great dude with a sense of humor :-)
Taluthah2016-02-17 13:53:15


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about "A Scanner Darkly" definitely worth reading http://www.thefourohfive.com/film/article/scene-dissection-a-scanner-darkly-richard-linklater-2006-145
LucaM
2016-02-19 03:10:59


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https://www.facebook.com/realoccupybacon/photos/a.188292131330594.1073741829.188272757999198/551268901699580/?type=3&theater
Taluthah2016-02-26 12:49:53


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not Keanu specific, it's about gender discrimination in Hollywood.
But he got a high mark as he has worked with several female directors throughout his career http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/movies/a53916/male-actors-women-directors/
Taluthah2016-02-28 14:56:18


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background information on quantum chess
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/quantum-chess-where-no-en_1_b_9328416.html

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