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First Poster From 'Good'


Source: Oddlot Entertainment.
Found By: Chrissiejane
Categories: Good
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© Odd Lot Entertainment, LLC.
Our thanks to Chrissiejane for surfacing this first poster from Viggo's movie 'Good'.

Click on image to enlarge.

© Oddlot Entertainment.

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Great News for Our Italian Friends


Categories: Alatriste

(and those prepared to make a quick trip to Italy)





Great news!! We have received word this afternoon that Viggo will be able to take a quick break from the filming of Good and attend some Alatriste pre-premiere festivities in Italy this coming Monday, June 18th.

We hope our Italian friends are able to make plans to join the festivities there and let us know all the details!!

What fun!!

Images © Reuters & Estudios Piccaso / Origen Producciones.

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We Are The Champions My Friends


Categories: Viggo on Life
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© sanlorenzo.com.ar.
Our heartiest Viggo-Works congratulations to Viggo and his beloved San Lorenzo team for the glorious win on Sunday and the championship they so richly earned!

Quote:

We are the Champions

I've paid my dues
Time after time
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime
And bad mistakes
I've made a few
and I've had my share of sand
Kicked in my face
But I've come through
And I need to go on and on and on and on

We are the champions - my friends
And we'll keep on fightin' till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions of the world

I've taken my bows
And my curtain calls
You've brought me fame and fortune
And everything that goes with it
I thank you all
But it's been no bed of roses no pleasure cruise
and I consider it a challenge before human race
That I ain't gonna lose
And I need to go on and on and on and on

We are the champions - my friends
And we'll keep on fightin' till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions of the world

We are the champions - my friends
And We'll keep on fightin' till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions

© Queen. Images © sanlorenzo.com.ar & Reuters.

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Saturday night was a bit weird.


Source: MySpace.
Found By: cascenteny



Our thanks to cascenteny who surfaced this piece on MySpace, apparently from someone named djdennis.
Quote:

Saturday night was a bit weird.

Me and a fellow loner from the hostel were walking down a street trying to find a cheapish restaurant. As we walk past one we see a guy standing outside having a smoke, so we ask him what it's like inside, and he was full of praise, so we take a look at the price list and realise it's way, way out of our league. So we're very thankful for the advice but no way can we possibly afford this place, thank you anyway. So he says "well, my football team is playing a really important game tomorrow, I think it'd be bad luck if you walked past here now without going in - go in and have dinner on me!". So at this point (and I'll admit this was after a few beers) I was more thinking this is some kind of scam and this guy's going to run off without paying and leave us doing washing up for the rest of time. But before I have time to leg it, the other guy has gone inside, so not knowing any better I follow him in. On the way to our table this guy goes "you know who that is, don't you? That's Viggo somethingsomething out of Lord Of The Rings!", I didn't really have a clue what he was on about to be honest, but anyway once we get to our table there's this other guy who's looking just as confused as I probably was. So we explain what just happened, and get talking, and it turns out this guy is another actor who has been in Our Friends In The North and Prime Suspect, and they both have parts in this film currently being shot there in Budapest... and yes that was Viggo Mortensen from Lord Of The Rings outside. So there I spent Saturday night, having a 3 course meal paid for by a Hollywood actor, just in case it might help his football team win. Which it did - the night after, San Lorenzo won 4-2 to win the Argentine Clausera. Now I know where I've been going wrong all these years, next season everybody can expect me to be getting the 3 course meals in for all and sundry* in the hope of the Villa actually winning something. Well, despite the oddness of the situation it was a good evening, both guys a good laugh, very down to earth both seemed quite amused by my general state of confusion (I'm good at doing confusion) and that I clearly didn't have any idea who either of them were....


Well...no wonder San Lorenzo won!!

© djdennis. Images © djdennis & Odd Lot International.

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Alatriste to be released in the US in September?

Reported by Iolanthe
Categories: Alatriste
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© 20th Century Fox.

Alatriste in London: Picture Europe! Festival at the Curzon, Soho

Alatriste to be released in the US in September?

Stop the press, it just might be true. Read on......!!!!


by Iolanthe

Well, I've just got back from the London screening of Alatriste and, late though it is, I just had to log and post my report! Chrissie will, I'm sure. fill in my memory blanks tomorrow. She has a much longer journey than me! Excuse the hurried nature of the report. I'll probably be heavily editing endless typos tomorrow .

We hoped that there would be someone there to talk about the film and we were thrilled to discover that it would be Agustín Díaz Yanes himself and that there would be a Q&A session afterwards. I came all ready with four pages of questions, none of which I really intended to ask (I'm a coward), a camera which I never used and a pen and notepad. Chrissie and I had really good seats about half way back with a gangway in front, so we had an uninterrupted view and Yanes was introduced before the film by the Spanish Ambassador, no less, which leant a real cultural gravitas to the presentation .

Although all tickets were sold (I asked) the cinema was only about two thirds full (where was everybody else?) and was a mixed audience of all ages, men and women (not just fans...). Seeing the film on the big screen sure is a different experience from watching it on DVD. I felt so much more involved. I'm so glad we finally got the chance to see it as it should be seen.

There was applause at the end of the screening and the presenter and interviewer said 'Well, that's certainly not Pirates of the Caribbean', to much laughter. He asked Yanes up onto the stage who straight away said he had a message from Viggo apologising for not being there with us. He said that he 'hoped we would all enjoy the film and if we didn't, say nothing'. Yanes explained that Viggo was filming all week and he only had Mondays off.... The interviewer added that there were a lot of disappointed staff .

The interviewer started the Q&A off by saying how much he'd enjoyed the film, that it was very, very beautiful despite all the fighting and blood. He asked Yanes what had inspired him to make the film and Yanes gave a lengthy answer in which the only thing that has stuck in my memory is the fact that Perez-Reverte had asked him to do it and that he'd said 'yes' although it was a massive thing to take on.

Asked about international distribution (here it comes, folks) he said that it was opening in the US, perhaps in September. Chrissie and I nearly fell out of our seats. Please let it be true, I have everything crossed for you all!!! He also mentioned it opening in France and Italy, said it had done well in Latin America, especially Mexico, but that it was difficult to get a Spanish film into the UK market unless it's by Almodóvar. I blush for shame, it shouldn't be that hard .

The interviewer commented that it was a difficult genre - not quite an art film as it is a big budget swashbuckler, but it has subtitles.

Both Yanes and the interviewer were eager to talk about Viggo (as were we...). Yanes emphasised that Viggo was a 'great actor' and Alatriste also had to be 'very handsome' and Viggo is 'very handsome, the most handsome man of all' so it 'could only be Viggo' (much laughter). he had the looks, the eyes, he was Alatriste. He also said emphatically that 'Viggo is the movie'. Without Viggo the movie would never have happened.

Asked whether there would be any other Alatriste films he said that as far as Perez-Reverte was concerned this film was the definitive film of the whole story and there wouldn't be any more.

He was also asked about the extended version (the question was on my list too...). He seemed hopeful, in about two years time. He said it depended on the distributors and the production company, that they had said 'yes' but sometimes 'yes' turns out to be 'no'. He said he was still persuading them and maybe if we emailed.....

Someone then asked why he had cast a woman as Bocanegra. He said that he wanted an ambiguous look - unlike the way Inquisitors had been presented in the past in films - someone who could be both a woman and a man.

On the way out we grabbed some nice Alatriste promo leaflets with an A4 repro of the poster on the front and these inside as an extra treat. Enjoy!!!!

© viggo-works.com. Images © Estudios Piccaso / Origen Producciones..


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