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11,051 Entries
Nahima 
09/14/16

Comments:
Wearing this today... missing him every single day.



I think he would have laughed at the message.


Puddingdale 
09/14/16

Comments:
Thank you so much, everyone. I had so been looking forward to this film, hoping it would again be a great lead role for Alan in a suspenseful period thriller. Then suddenly it wasn't him and I didn't even consider it might be due to severe illness.
And now I know we will all go to see this film, wondering what notes Alan made on the character and imagining him in Bill Nighy's part so much that we might miss part of the plot. 
I am glad that at least it is someone like Bill who took the role...

I hope you are all okay. *hugs*


IvySnowood 
09/11/16

What is your location? Italy

Comments:
...how many wonderful works gone forever...[sad4]

Here an interview to Bill Nighy and the first poster for the film, with Alan. The italian article says, about the changes made by Jane Goldman on the script which came from Alan's notes and thoughts, the same things written on the link from Renie.


Britta Email
09/11/16

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
Thanks for the link.
I remember the confusion and almost uproar when suddenly Bill Nighy was spotted on set instead of Alan.
Meanwhile we know why. :-(

I really love Bill, but even more I would have loved seeing Alan in that film.


Sue 
09/10/16

Comments:
Thanks for the links. Looks a fascinating film though I hope it isn't too gory. I've got more an more squeamish in old age!
Love Bill Nighy anyway. Still remember him and Alan having a hug when they met at that anti-war event at the National Theatre all those years ago.


IvySnowood 
09/09/16

What is your location? Italy

Comments:
Thanks, Renie!
[wave]We posted at the same time!


IvySnowood 
09/09/16

What is your location? Italy

Comments:

"Limehouse Golem", now at the Toronto Film Festival, has been dedicated to Alan.
Here a nice interview with producer Stephen Woolley.

Hope everybody is well.
Hugs!  [smile]


Renie 
09/09/16

Comments:
http://deadline.com/2016/09/the-limehouse-golem-jane-goldman-interview-alan-rickman-bill-nighy-stephen-woolley-twist-toronto-film-festival-2016-video-1201815202/





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08/21/16

Comments:
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Ivy Snowood 
08/16/16

What is your location? Italy

Comments:
Hi, everybody!
Just found:
Talk: Alan Rickman - Chichester cinema at New Park

Pity it is the "best villain" point of view again...

Hugs! [smile]


IvySnowood 
08/03/16

What is your location? Italy

Comments:
Hi, everybody!
Cursed child arrived today. Started reading tonight. I have been doubtfully in the last days but now I think it will be great!

(  [sleep]  ...me, tomorrow...)

Thanks, Renie!


Ali-Pat 
08/02/16

Comments:
Thank you for all that, Renie!!

If the live link you are concerned about is the short "making of" film, I don't see that it is a problem--you have to click on it to see anything.  But if you want it gone, I will erase it.

[ga_fun_hat]


BTW is anyone else bleary-eyed today because they stayed up late reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child[sleep]


Renie 
08/01/16

Comments:
Wow, did NOT know that would become a live link - Ali-Pat, can you disable that please?  Sheesh.  After all the careful non-spoiler talk . . . the best laid plans.  


Renie 
08/01/16

What is your location? Radiohead-land

What is the URL of your HomePage? (include "http://") http://dailytelegiraffe.tripod.com/

Comments:
The DVD of "Eye In The Sky" includes very brief "extras" on "morality" and "perspectives"-- not nearly as much as one would expect or hope for, in light of the topic.  Maybe they felt press releases and interviews had already covered it. (Most of it is short clips from the film you've just seen.)  If you have not yet seen the film, do yourself a favor and skip *all* this until AFTER you've seen it.  Even if you have to wait a bit.  

***possible spoilers?***

Gavin Hood, the director has said, "I thought, if the film is prompting this kind of questioning in myself, maybe it’ll have that kind of effect on an audience."  This Huff post article does a pretty good job of distilling the conversation.  

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zaki-hasan/interview-director-gavin_b_9605436.html

The message is, this kind of military activity (drone strikes) raises deeply troubling issues and, "
We should have these difficult conversations."

AR does not appear in the extras, but producer Colin Firth says a few words.  Helen Mirren also speaks. More from her here though.

http://www.npr.org/2016/03/11/469980318/do-you-sacrifice-one-for-many-mirrens-latest-film-has-no-easy-answers

And more on the film here, including Colin on AR.  


Sorry if this info has already been posted.
Ciao. 


Ali-Pat 
07/30/16

Comments:
Relax--nobody is in trouble!  [h2oflowers]

I am just a little sensitive about the private lives of public figures--I feel that they deserve their privacy.  And I am even more protective of Rima, who I am sure never wanted celebrity in the first place. 


Puddingdale 
07/29/16

Comments:
Oh, and yes, please feel free to delete my posts too if they are offensive.


Puddingdale 
07/29/16

Comments:
Yeah, I know. But it was made under different circumstances and with a lovely new flat in view.

By the way, I don't really think it is a problem to discuss this here because it reveals nothing that isn't all over the internet anyway. However, if anyone here feels truly uncomfortable with it because it seems disrespectful, let us know and I am sure everyone will change topic. *hugs*


Britta Email
07/29/16

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
I'm sorry if I posted anything that doesn't belong here.
I was searching a bit for Rima as someone aasked how she might be today when I found this on tumblr.
Actually I felt a bit odd right after I had posted the link - like it was one step too far.
Sorry again, please feel free to delete my post.

It's probably that I sometimes want to get as much information as I can because I miss him so much.


Ali-Pat 
07/29/16

Comments:
I don't like to reveal on a public forum information that is really no business of anyone but Alan and Rima.  But I feel I need to clarify this.  The decision to sell the old home and purchase another one happened many months before Alan passed away. 


Puddingdale 
07/29/16

Comments:
I have been told years ago that he lived in that street, I merely did not know which house. And the looks of the balcony fit descriptions I read in the past. Besides, some googling shows that there is also a company under Alan's name listed with that address as well as alterations to the building filed under his and Rima's name.
So, the odds are that it is true.

And yes, I totally understand that Rima would not want to keep the flat. It is beautiful but far too big for one person and more importantly, holding too many memories. I don't know if I would keep it still but Rima should do whatever she needs to in order to cope. I hope she is well.


Britta Email
07/29/16

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
My mother did the same when my dad had passed away.
I don't know what I would do, but I can understand.

It says this was their flat, any idea if it's true, anyone?

http://m.zoopla.co.uk/property-history/38-westbourne-terrace/london/w2-3uh/39580559


Puddingdale 
07/29/16

Comments:
She sold their home? I can totally understand and maybe I would have done the same. Still, this seems so sad and tells me once again that this truly is the end of an era.


Britta Email
07/29/16

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
Here it says Rima sold their home in February. Scroll down a bit:
http://alan-and-rima.tumblr.com/

I never met Alan in person. Last year I've been in London the second time in my life (the first was about 30 years ago) and I was thinking I might see Alan somewhere on the streets. Later I read he then must have been in hospital already.
So if I could go back in time I would overcome my fear of flight earlier and go to London to see Alan on stage.

Hugs!
Britta


Nahima 
07/28/16

Comments:
I would have loved to meet him anywhere. Even a sighting "in the wild" would have been a memory most treasured.


Lynda Email
07/28/16

What is your location? Durham, NC, USA

Comments:
Les Liaisons Dangereuses  would be my choice   Does anyone know how Rima is holding up


Ali-Pat 
07/28/16

Comments:
Favorite encounter?  Probably at the stage door after Private Lives when I asked him to sign my copy of The Winter Guest which had already been signed by Emma Thompson and Phyllida Law.  "You got the BOTH of them!", he said, smiling hugely and looking right into my eyes.  I was unable to speak or walk for quite some time.

Most wished for lost opportunity to see him?  Les Liaisons Dangereuses, no question.  But a close runner up would be Tango at the End of Winter.  [sad2]


Puddingdale 
07/28/16

Comments:
We can only choose one?? Very difficult!!

I would like to see him in Les Liaisons Dangereuses and in Private Lives and I would like to meet him at the Tiroler Hut and shopping at Planet Organic and..... [comp]


Anna 
07/28/16

What is your location? Poland

Comments:
It would be "Hamlet" in 1992. I wish I saw Alan on stage...
Hugs


Betty Email
07/27/16

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
Hello,

Just want to say Hello and Hi and All the best.

If there was a chance to travel back in time, and be there at this best and nicest moment with him (or associated with him) - what would it be? :-)

take care,
Betty


Puddingdale 
07/24/16

Comments:
Leana, I saw Borkmann too I agree Alan's voice did not project too well on stage but in the first row that was hardly noticeable. It was a great play with him, wasn't it?
And afterwards my friend and I met him too. At the bar of the theatre - as some others had managed before. He was very kind to us to, even chatting a little beyond the necessities. I did not ask for an autograph but have a photo with him that I treasure. Great times.
I am still sad at times, like all of you seem to be. Even though nothing really changed in our lives, it still is like some distant family member and friend everyone loved has gone.
Hugs to you all. [gruppenkuscheln-smilies-0001]


Leana Email
07/24/16

What is your location? France

Comments:
I'm sorry if some of you feel it's a spoiler...There are so many more 'real' spoilers in those plays that I really didn't feel it was one at all. I apologize again! Maybe at least it will be a motivation to go to see the plays?[wink5]
Thank you for the spoilers alert anyway.
I was lucky enough(well, I managed to be...)To see A.Rickman on stage in Dublin a few years ago in 'Borkman'.
He was at home on the stage and his performance was great! (Except for his voice because he couldn't speak loud enough sometimes due to his specificities I guess)but we were sitting in the third row so it was ok.
After the show, We met him and chatted a bit and got autographs...It was cold but He stayed there with us quite a long time! Wonderful memories...RIP Alan...


Puddingdale 
07/23/16

Comments:
Thank you, Ali-Pat. And I was not angry, just worried others might feel it was a spoiler too. It all depends on what you expect from a play I guess, and what you want to be surprised by. So some people might see a spoiler where others see nothing, therefore:

SPOILERS BELOW*************************


I am not sure if the spontaneous applause really was a tribute to AR but rather think it was one to the character of Snape. He was the most complex and loved character in the end, and many were saddened by his story. I would have applauded too - for Snape, not for Alan. Because I would have loved the fact that Rowling acknowledged the audience's demand and love for Snape with an appearance in the play.
But who knows... it may have been a mix of both for the audience.
Anyway, thanks for the story, leana. I hope I will be able to see the play one day too. [handshake]


Ali-Pat 
07/23/16

Comments:
Spoiler warning added.

No worries, Leana--the spoiler is not enormous but it will be news to anyone who has not seen the play.

[peace]


Puddingdale 
07/22/16

Comments:
Thank you for the story, leana. I know why you wanted to tell us and I appreciate it, believe me. However, I only read it all because you said you would keep the secrets so I assumed there would be no spoilers. For me that was a huge one, so a spoiler warning would have been helpful because I did not want to know that and so I assume others might feel the same. Maybe someone can still add such a warning in the post. Ali-Pat?


Kim 
07/22/16

Comments:
Leandra, your experience at the theatre is touching to hear. He was a wonderful actor and he's not fogotten by the audience. 

Summer has arrived in this part of the world but not in my heart. He's on my mind day and night and it sometimes drives me crazy. What to do? He obviously meant alot to me and others. 

All the best to everyone and keep talking about him.


leana Email
07/20/16

What is your location? France

Comments:
I'm just back to France after having seen the 2 plays called 'Harry Potter and the cursed child' in London last week.

*****SPOILERS BELOW*****

I'll 'keep the secrets' as asked by Mrs Rowling until the end of the month when the scripts are for sale but I just want to tell you that at one time, Snape is appearing on stage.
And as soon as he turns back to face the audience everyone in the huge Palace theatre was applausing....It was the only time it happened during the 2 (wonderful/awsome/magic) shows. Obviuously, it was a spontaneous tribute to Alan Rickman. The comedians had to stop and wait to go on...It was for me the most moving time of the shows...Just wanted you to know...


Lynda Waterman Email
07/19/16

What is your location? Durham, NC, USA

Comments:
I see performances now and wonder how Alan would have made it more believable.  I grieve for all his possible performances I will never see.  I still cannot think about him without wanting to cry.  I do hope Rima is well.  I just cannot imagine her lose.  I am only a fan and my feeling are to sad to watch his films or audios.


IvySnowood 
07/15/16

What is your location? Italy

Comments:
Great!
Thank you very much, Nahima!


Puddingdale 
07/15/16

Comments:
Thank you so much, Nahima - what a find! I wish we could see more of his theatrical work. There must be loads of footage of his plays out there, somewhere.
*hugs*


Ali-Pat 
07/15/16

Comments:
Fabulous.

Thank you, Nahima.


Nahima 
07/14/16

Comments:
This documentary is a little gem.


I think it's a lovely way to remember Alan, watching him rehearsing and acting in a place dear to his heart. Thanks to AG films for sharing.

Alan Rickman's fan forever!

Hugs to all.


Ali-Pat 
07/10/16

Comments:

In addition to our long-standing fundraiser for RADA, there is now another fan-initiated fund to support another important place in Alan’s life, Latymer Upper School. 

The text at the bottom of the Latymer Bursary page indicates
"Our next annual bursaries appeal launches in September 2016 and as part of that initiative we hope to raise enough to name one of the awards after Latymerian Alan Rickman (Class of 1964). As many will know, Alan’s own early life illustrates the transformational power of a Latymer education. From a modest family background, at eleven years old he won a place at Latymer Upper School on a full bursary. As with our bursary recipients today, this opened a door to a myriad of opportunities. The rest, as they say, is history. Alan went on to worldwide acclaim as an actor and director but he never forgot his old school returning to Latymer on many occasions to work with our students studying drama and to lend his support for our bursary programme. You can give to the bursary in Alan’s name right now by clicking on “Donate by Credit Card” and ticking the relevant box.

Use this link to get to that page

…and this link to go directly to the donation page: 

 


Britta Email
07/08/16

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
Here's a link with the picture and a gif

http://www.businessinsider.de/die-hard-hans-death-story-2016-1?r=US&IR=T


Britta Email
07/08/16

What is your location? Germany

Comments:
Thanks, Renie
Right, I remember them talking about it. They actually dropped him on “1“ instead of “3“ to get that very surprised look on his face.
I have to think about that each time I see that picture.


Ali-Pat 
06/25/16

Comments:
Thanks for that, Renie!  It is being delivered to my Kindle as I type this.  Kinda wish there was a paper copy, too--with photos.


Renie 
06/24/16

Comments:
Newsfeed brought an excerpt from the book "Die Hard: An Oral History":

"The making of Die Hard wasn't necessarily fraught with peril, though John McTiernan's blockbuster masterpiece did take nine years to realize. From developing a depressing 1970s novel (Nothing Lasts Forever) into a self-aware action comedy, to the hunt to find the perfect John McClane, to the heated partnership of moguls Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver (responsible for launching franchises like 48 Hrs. and Predator) tearing at the seams, the production of Die Hard was a slow-motion version of star Bruce Willis' arduous climb.<p>

In Die Hard: An Oral History, author Brian Abrams dives deep into Reagan-era Hollywood blockbuster culture by interviewing roughly 40 actors, producers, studio execs, and hangers-on who either worked on the original installment or hid in the offices at 20th Century Fox. Thrillist is proud to present an excerpt from chapter three of the Kindle Single, which drops onto the Die Hard set, inside the 710,767sqft Fox Plaza, better known to fans as Nakatomi Plaza.<p>

Steve E. de Souza, writer: We actually filmed a lot of stuff in the real building. The room where he loses his shoes, and there's a giant fight, right? That was the floor that became Ronald Reagan's office. When they moved into his [34th-floor] office, there were bullets and empty cartridges all over the place. The brass was like, "Wait a minute. What's this?" For a couple of hours they're wondering like, "Did somebody do a drive-by in here?" Then they realized what it was.<p>

Frank Urioste, editor: Oh my God, I do remember that day. We neglected to tell the FBI that this was going on. They thought it looked like a terrorist attack. It was pretty serious for about an hour.<p>

Reginald VelJohnson, actor (Sgt. Al Powell): Bruce [Willis] had me come out earlier for his scene where he was in the bathroom with the cut foot. I was right there in the stall with him. He wanted me there. It was kind of strange, because when he was done and it came time for me to film my stuff, I did all my lines with the script girl. No, it wasn't fair, but, hey, it was my first time. I was just excited to have the role. I owe him my career. That's the truth. So I did everything with the little script girl. She was my Bruce.

<p>John McTiernan, director: We didn't come up with the scene where he's taking glass out of his feet until after we had been shooting for two, three weeks. Our basic task was to show what Bruce's character was about. You had to let the audience in on it. He doesn't like himself. He is in pain, basically. You let the audience see all those things behind the smart-ass face. You let the audience see the hurt. Being a smart-ass turns into an act of courage instead of just being an asshole.<p>

VelJohnson: McTiernan's a very intimidating kind of guy. I was a little afraid of him. I wanted to do everything that he directed me to do and do it well. I didn't have time to become friends with him or have small talk. He was always on the go. He's an excellent director for actors, I think, because he gets his point across very clearly. You know what he wants you to do. The fear of not being able to do that was, like, plotting over my head. So I said to myself, "Let me just do what this man wants me to do to the best of my abilities so he won't have anything to say to me."  <p>

William Atherton, actor (Richard Thornburg): I didn't get any notes. When you're shooting a scene, somebody would say, "go over there and do this or that," but I don’t remember anything structurally for me in terms of playing the character that we discussed. It was just what was written there. The one thing I asked at the end was how to play "Did you get that?" I think we had some discussion about that.  <p>

Andy Lipschultz, unit publicist: Remember when Takagi's brains get blown out? That was a night shoot. It had to be 4 in the morning. They had put an appliance on the back of his head. Joel said, "I need to see his brains leaving his head. I need to give something to the MPAA [to cut] because I want to get the other stuff passed. I don't want this for the movie." It was brilliant. Basically he wanted to give them something to censor.<p>

de Souza: They brought me into the editing room. "Can you add more jokes?" If you pay attention to all of my movies, you'll notice there are some big laugh lines when you can't see anybody's lips moving.<p>

Urioste: Any suggestions that I would have, I'd give 'em to John. Like the limousine driver, Argyle, he was basically out of the movie after he drove [McClane] to Nakatomi Plaza. We had to figure out a scene in the middle to keep him alive. That's when we added the scene while the action starts -- when the police car goes in reverse after they're shooting at him from the building and then he goes flying over a wall. Then, behind Argyle, who's on the phone, you see the police car go flying behind him. It was actually a funny scene.<p>

Hart Bochner, actor (Harry Ellis): I felt that if I was going to do this movie, to play it straight would have been kind of boring and not something that I would be interested in. I hadn't really talked with McTiernan or Joel Silver about it. I just kind of showed up on set with my point of view, and it was met by McTiernan with "What are you doing?"<p>

Jackie Burch, casting director: He was the comic relief. I wouldn't say a Jerry Lewis. I wouldn't go that far.<p>

Bochner: I'm a non-drug guy, but I observed a few friends on blow and thought, "Well, their energy levels are heightened." I told [McTiernan] that the coke aspect of the character -- it being Christmas Eve and he's by himself -- would fuel the insecurity or help mask his insecurity and create a false sense of bravado. He said, "No, no, no, no, no, no. Just play it straight. Just think 'Cary Grant.'" I said, "Really? OK" And then I kept doing what I wanted to do. He got more and more flustered with me until he had a conversation with Joel Silver who was by the monitors. Joel was laughing and just said, "Leave him alone." So it was off to the races.<p>

Jackson De Govia, production designer: We initially had six weeks. We got an additional two weeks, but that's absurd. It should have been, at a minimum, 10. There was so much construction. It was crazy. Also, all the stunts had to be worked out. We often made it up as we went along. Decisions were made, and, because we kind of mind-melded in the process, the decision-making was a lot faster because we came to trust each other's instincts. For instance, the logo for the Nakatomi Corporation was version two. I designed the graphics for the first one, and Joel Silver came [up] to me very nicely. He thought it looked like a Swastika on reflection and [asked for] something else. So I picked a samurai warrior's helmet as the basis for the logo.<p>

Eric Lichtenfeld, author, Action Speaks Louder: Violence, Spectacle, and the American Action Movie (2007)The big fall from the building that Hans does after the thing with the watch? They had Rickman on the rig. I think it was called "The Decelerator." They were going to drop him, let's say, 35ft. So he started practicing. "3-2-1, go!" They practiced first from, like, 5ft and into the air bag, "3-2-1, go!" Then from, say, like 10ft. They worked their way up to a certain height. They said, "Now we're going to do it for real."

<p>De Govia: Alan Rickman had to drop into a blue screen stretched over a bag. It might have been 30ft, which is plenty scary. You'd break your back, especially if you were untrained, but this is the thing about it: What you see on his face when he lets go is real fear. It's one of the greatest shots ever.<p>

Lichtenfeld: They get him up to 35ft or whatever it was, and cameras started rolling for the first take. Then [stunt coordinator Charlie Picerni] turns to the guy operating the rig and said, "Drop him on 1."<p>

De Govia: He was terrified. Any of us would be. You saw a fear of death, and I think, as an actor, he just let his emotions go. He let us see what he was feeling, and it was a tremendous shot.  <p>

Lichtenfeld: You can't fake that look."<p>

 
 


Puddingdale 
06/18/16

Comments:
Managed to find a cinema in the next big city that showed Alice - Through the Looking Glass in English and watched it today.
I can only agree with what you have said, Ali-Pat. And I thought Alan would have liked how a child behind me reacted to the first sight of the butterfly: "It's the caterpillar!"

MINOR SPOILERS


Tiny part but important and I am glad I could hear Alan's voice booming through the cinema again, if only for those moments.
I also found the topic of time, turning back time and loss very fitting and moving. Couldn't help looking for our man's name on one of the fobwatches - in the golden part of Time's kingdom of course.


END OF SPOILERS


Anyway, a sense of loss remains but I came home to find a complete rainbow above the houses of my neighbourhood. I kind of hope it means something




Ali-Pat 
06/11/16

Comments:
I saw Alice Through the Looking Glass yesterday afternoon.  Overall, I think I liked it as well as if not better than the first one.

I did become misty-eyed when the tribute to Alan was displayed in the credits.  This is it, I thought, this is really the end.

--SPOILER--

I loved the way the blue butterfly flitted through the end credits.  I wonder if that was always the plan or if it was added afterwards.  It was a beautiful way to remember Alan and I was filled with joy whenever I saw it. 


Anna 
06/04/16

What is your location? Poland

Comments:
I think it's quite odd... In Poland you can't keep the ashes.

I saw new Alice today. The film is good but I expected to hear more of Alan's voice - his part is unfortunately very small.


Nahima 
06/04/16

What is your location? Puerto Rico

Comments:
Hi, Sue
Here in my country is the same. A friend of mine has kept her brother's ashes for two years in the living room. It was odd at first but now the urn has become part of the decoration. (This last sentence looks like very dark humor, sorry. It's a fact, actually.)
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