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As Seen at Perceval Press

Source: Perceval Press.
Found By: Dom
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Howard Zinn's acclaimed and inspiring film The People Speak is available as an extended DVD for home viewing an community screenings.

Narrated by Zinn (August 24, 1922 - January 27, 2010) and based on his best-selling books A People's History of the United States and, with Anthony Arnove, Voices of a People's History of the United States, the film uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of those who spoke up for social change throughout U.S. history.

The Los Angeles Times calls the film "Striking, exhilarating... the performances are thrilling." The Boston Globe writes: "The documentary... works beautifully... Each passionate reading flows out of the previous one."

The People Speak is produced by Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Chris Moore, Anthony Arnove, and Howard Zinn, co-directed by Moore, Arnove and Zinn, and features dramatic and musical performances by Allison Moorer, Benjamin Bratt, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Chris Robinson, Christina Kirk, Danny Glover, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, David Strathairn, Don Cheadle, Eddie Vedder, Harris Yulin, Jasmine Guy, John Legend, Josh Brolin, Kathleen Chalfant, Kerry Washington, Lupe Fiasco, Marisa Tomei, Martín Espada, Matt Damon, Michael Ealy, Mike O'Malley, Morgan Freeman, P!nk, Q'orianka Kilcher, Reg E. Cathey, Rich Robinson, Rosario Dawson, Sandra Oh, Sean Penn, Staceyann Chin, and Viggo Mortensen.

The soundtrack features new songs from The People Speak by Allison Moorer, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Exene Cervenka, Jackson Browne, John Doe, John Legend, Lupe Fiasco, P!nk, Randy Newman, Rich Robinson, and Taj Mahall.

To purchase the DVD of The People Speak (the extended version, with behind-the scenes footage and a making-of short), visit

Also available:
The People Speak Soundtrack CD

Community Screening Kit

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'A Dangerous Method' in Cahiers du Cinéma

Source: Cahiers du Cinéma.
Found By: Dom
Many thanks to Dom for providing us with scans of the article from the January issue of Cahiers du Cinéma.

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A Couple More Viggo Items at Auction

Categories: Books & CD's
More good stuff here ... take a look!

Viggo Mortensen: Element of Surprise

Element of Surprise, 2000

Archival pigment print

Edition of 8/25

9" x 12"

Signed and dated on verso

Reproduced in Signlanguage (Smart Art Press).

Bid on this item HERE at eBay!!

Rare Signed Viggo Mortensen Miyelo print

Miyelo 4, 2003, signed, and numbered 148/150. 9 x 16 inches.

Limited edition photographic print released on September 11, 2003, from exhibition at Stephen Cohen Gallery titled "Miyelo." Photograph only in envelope, no book.

Bid on this item HERE at eBay!!

I think this is a GREAT bargain. I believe this originally sold for $300 or more with the book.

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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo

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We heard the news this week that Elijah Wood is likely to have a cameo role in the opening of The Hobbit, and the film's cast now seems to be finally coming together. Some are confirmed like Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman and Richard Armitage, and some are still unconfirmed although it's inconceivable that they won't be in it, like Ian McKellen. If they are very lucky, they will have the same experience of fellowship that made The Lord of the Rings such a special journey for everyone in it. Through interviews and DVD extras we were privileged to share that experience and see the closeness of the cast, the trials they overcame and the sheer fun they had. So this week is a little nostalgic walk down Memory Lane.

Instead of the standard luxury lodging demanded by most stars on set, Viggo and co-star Orlando Bloom shared a converted bus while filming Rings. Viggo stocked the bus with a wine cellar and wallpapered the inside with candid behind-the-scenes photos. A source on the set said the bus was the site of frequent cast parties, with the motto, "Everyone is welcome, but when it's time to go, get out!"

Could Viggo Mortensen Be The Perfect Man?
By Nathan Cooper & Mike Glynn
23 December 2003

"One time I wanted to film the sunrise and sunset for a Fellowship scene. Viggo said, "I'll just camp out," and pretty soon, we had everyone there--the makeup crew, Orlando Bloom and other cast members who weren't in the shot, like Miranda Otto and Bernard Hill. We made a big fire, camped out, filmed our early sunrise shot and went fishing. It was great!"

Barrie Osborne
Source Unknown

"We got on very well together, and spent a lot of time together as friends. But as an actor you can't wish to work with anyone more truthful and more honest than him. He brings an incredible pathos to the role, and I was so pleased to be doing scenes with him."

Sean Bean
A Fantastic Leap of Faith
by Brent Simon
Entertainment Today, 2001

"The sequence where Pippin was talking about breakfast and it's snowing - that was real snow. And [after] about an hour of that snow coming down, we were in danger of being snowed in, so they cancelled the shoot, and we drove back in a blizzard, the cars skidding all over. We got back and sat in Viggo's room and drank a bottle of whiskey, and Viggo took some photos of us. And then we went out and had a huge snowball fight around town. We got thrown out of a couple of pubs 'cause we were having snowball fights in the pubs."

Dominic Monaghan
Unsung Moments & Unseen Heroes of
The Lord of the Rings
Premiere, November 2004

"I always have a camera with me. To capture the moment. I am not someone to put people into impossible poses. I made photos during the filming of Lord, and I am just happy to have caught Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd and the others at that moment in their lives."

A Year in the Life of Viggo Mortensen
By Sophie Benamon
Studio Magazine
December 2003

... you took up surfing for the first time in New Zealand. How did that go?

Let's just say I'm not as good as the hobbits.

Viggo Mortensen
Chairman Of The Sword
By Liane Bonin
Entertainment Weekly
10 December 2003

Note: Viggo went surfing with the Hobbit actors, and his surfboard came up and hit his face. The right side of his face was swollen and he had a black eye. For about a week, the filming crew was only able to shoot his profile.

"...we all decided how [the tattoo] should be and each individual decided where they wanted it, and if they wanted it. It was a voluntary thing. No one was forced to do it but everybody wanted to do it. So you know, it's an outward symbol. In a way, we didn't really need to do that because what's important is what we have inside and in our head as far as the memory of doing it and the feeling that we have of each other now as a result of going through the experience together in a good way."

Viggo talking about the Fellowship tattoo
Interview With Viggo Mortensen
Cinema Voice
February 2004

"Viggo is such a humble individual...We sort of viewed him as our king and as an inspiration, and I think that he certainly wouldn't see himself as that. There is quiet leadership to him, and it's not intentional, and I think it's simply because he takes care of the people around him."

Elijah Wood
The Rebel King
By Chris Heath
GQ magazine, 2004

"Those bonds of friendship will last forever," he says. "We spent a lot of time in New Zealand. It was tough. We got sick, we were tired. But we had each other to lean on. That's what it's all about. Tolkien realized that, and so did Peter Jackson. It's universal. That's why people all over the world love the Lord of the Rings films."

Talkin' To Me?
By Gunnar Rehlin
Scanorama magazine
1 March 2004

"It was sad and happy at the same time. Terrible and confusing. The end of such an adventure. Each of the end-of-shoot parties - all of the actors had one - was an occasion for looking back one more time. I was equally careful to talk to all the stuntmen who doubled for me. When I was leaving, Peter Jackson gave me my sword and a tape with my best scenes and also.... the worst!."

Viggo Mortensen on the last day of filming LOTR
Year in the Life of Viggo Mortensen,
by Sophie Benamon
Studio Magazine, 2003

"In a story like Lord of the Rings, whether the Ring and Sauron are evil is incidental to me. Even if we were not to get the Ring anywhere near Mount Doom. Even if we all died. It doesn't really matter," Mortensen says. "It's the fact that everybody got together and decided to go on this trip. That's the thing. That's the miracle."

Viggo Mortensen
The Hero Returns
By Tom Roston
Premiere 2003

"I think [the films'] so powerful because aside from the great special effects, it's also very human. You can sense the values of the people involved, the group ethic, their imperfections, the emotions, exhaustion and commitment. In 20 or 30 years from now, some of the special effects will still hold up but what will always hold up is the intention, feel, emotion, commitment and that palpable intensity."

Viggo Mortensen
By Desmond Sampson
Pavement #62, Summer 2003-2004
New York City, NY

"We walked on a red carpet about four football fields long. All of a sudden, the sound of the crowd all blurred together. It was a perfect sunny day. It wasn't windy in a town that usually is windy. I looked up and saw people in every window in every house. Just the faces, how happy they were. I heard in my head a voice, my voice, saying, 'Remember this.' "

Viggo Mortensen on the ROTK Premier in NZ
It's Good to be "King"
by Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today, 2003

As always, you will find all previous Quotables here in our Webpages.

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Happy Birthday Professor Tolkien!

Categories: Tolkien
Happy Birthday Professor!

We are so much richer for this man's life. Happy Birthday Professor Tolkien!

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