Monday, January 23, 2012

Studio Canal Updates UK (and Irish?) Release Date
for ‘Bel Ami’

Studio Canal, the UK distributor for Bel Ami, have just updated their website and are now showing a UK Release Date of March 9, 2012 for Bel Ami.

Ireland usually gets the same release dates as the UK, so here's hoping it's right! :D
If it is, then there's just 46 days until we get it :)

Robsten Prediction for 2012 from OK! Magazine Philippines

What do you think will happen this year for Robert Pattinson or Kristen Stewart?? 
OK! Magazine has predicted what 2012 holds for the two stars.
"The Twilight starts will be more open about their real-life romance. Robert will also score a huge project, which will elevate him from his heartthrob status to a certified Hollywood actor. Kristen, on the other hand, will find herself at odds with her manager or agent causing her to look for another person to oversee her career."

Check out the scan below...


Do you agree with their prediction? 

I agree with Rob's one, but Kristen has got a major movie coming out in June, so I truly don't see her disappearing from the big screen any time soon.
Maybe you have a different opinion though? 

Comment and let me know :) ~ Jess

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2 New Pan Am" Clips:
"Can't Wait Any Longer" & "An Investment in Friendship"

Ashley Greene and Michael Mosley in Pan Am:
"I Can't Wait Any Longer"

Ashley Greene, Margot Robbie, and Michael Mosley:
"An Investment in Friendship"

Carter Burwell on ‘Breaking Dawn – Part 2′ and the Creative Process

Ever wonder how Carter Burwell managed to score Twilight and Breaking Dawn so brilliantly? 
In an interview with "The Sag Harbor Express" he explains a little about the creative process, and how he thought up the melody for the Twilight music.

Carter Burwell
Over the course of a 28-year career, the film composer and Amagansett resident [Carter Burwell] has written music for more than 75 feature-length films including “Twilight” and nearly every film ever made by the Coen Brothers.

  • At what point in the filming process will you come onboard?
Generally, I don’t actually write anything until a film has actually been shot. But, there are some exceptions.
In the movie I’m working on right now, which is “Breaking Dawn: Part II,” they needed Rob Pattinson and the actress who plays his daughter to play piano on screen. I had to write this duet before they shot the film so they could actually learn the parts. Rob is a musician, so he prides himself on working out the fingering for these correctly.
  • So before the movie is finished filming, but after you’ve discussed the mood of the film with the directors, do you start to research and gather sounds?
I do. Actually, it’s an interesting thing. The question of mood doesn’t really come up that much. A typical thing we would discuss would be the motivation of the main character.
  • So, I understand the creative process, the idea of trying to find a character’s motivation. But, how do you even start to put music to it?
I’ll first watch the movie enough to get a definite idea of what I think it wants: there’s a story element that needs a theme, or there’s a character that needs a theme. I’ll have these thoughts in mind, and then I’ll go and play the piano without the movie there and that’s what I do. I’ll sit at the piano for as long as it takes — and hopefully it doesn’t take too long because they don’t give you that much time!
  • Have you always played piano?
I took lessons as a kid — I really hated it — and came back to it later when I was in my high school years because a friend showed me how to improvise on piano. Playing written music, which is of course what I was doing when I had lessons as a kid, is not really interesting to me. I don’t even like playing my own music once it’s written down.
  • Have you always been able to associate emotions with sound? For instance, to know what a character’s motivation is, and then easily get to the piano and play it out?
What you just brought up is the hardest thing. To find what that relationship is between sound and emotion, and to do it in some non-cliché way is still a bit of a mystery to me. The only way I can usually do it is to just try many, many, many things… but that’s what I enjoy doing on piano. I make random mutations in a melody, or a theme, and then I perform selections by choosing ones I think are getting me somewhere.
To read the rest of the interview, click here.

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‘Twilight’ on Broadway: Rob and Kristen doubles revealed!

Meghann Fahy & Colin Hanlon in the reading of 'Twilight: The Musical';
Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson in 'Twilight
In a charitable one-night only first reading of ‘Twilight: The Musical,’ audience members were treated to a first hand look at the progress that is the journey of making a musical from the worldwide phenomenon book series that is ‘Twilight.’

Gemma Wilson, writing for Broadway Buzz, gave a recap of the one-night special. Interestingly, the play goes head-to-head with another worldwide sensation - Harry Potter.

Yes, the 'Twilight' teens battle it out with the Hogwarts crew in the Broadway play that is still very much in development.

Though Harry, Hermoine, and pals ultimately fall to Edward and Bella and company in the scope of the play, Wilson writes that there is an apparent message that draws comparisons between the morals of the two teen hits.

"You were willing to sacrifice everything to get a boyfriend. In the end, you destroyed yourself,” says Harry to Bella at the end of the play.

The reading took place on January 16th at New World Stages in New York City, playing host to screaming (and howling) teenage fans. The play, based on the book written by Ashley Griffin, features music from four different composers and was directed by Gabriel Barre.

The actors had only 24 hours to prepare for their one-night-only reading of the play, which provided “more than $3,000 for Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that makes sure elementary schoolers whose families qualify for Free and Reduced Price Meal program have enough to eat on weekends, as well.”

Chosen to play Bella was Meghann Fahy, who mimicked Kristen Stewart’s thought patterns while performing.

"There are so many Kristen Stewart-isms that I adore,” ‘Twilight’ fan Fahy told "Like—how do I say this?—being perplexed by your own thoughts, because they’re just so huge that you can’t even say them."

Colin Hanlon was picked to take on the role of teen heart throb and vampire Edward Cullen.

“I don’t look like him, so I had to pick out a couple of his little quirks,” Hanlon said, of playing the role of Edward. “Like, he always has his head down, and he’s always standing over [Bella] in kind of an intimidating way, and every word out of his mouth is like he’s trying to do Shakespeare and ... it’s not," he said. "The more seriously you can take that character, that’s what makes it funny.”

"What we just did is so ridiculous," Fahy said of the radical stage adaption of 'Twilight', "and really, that’s the reason it works.”

The play continues to be in development for the rest of the month.

Would you like to see a Twilight-Musical in Ireland?
Or would you just like to stick with the movies and books?
I think it'd be fun :) ~ Jess


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