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Soy un insatisfecho permanente


Source: Lecturas.
Found By: Indian Moon & capitan-alatriste.com
Categories: Alatriste Scans
Lecturas - 8.30.2006 Soy un insatis permanente Lecturas - 8.30.2006 Soy un insatisfecho permanente Lecturas - 8.30.2006 Soy un insatis permanente Lecturas - 8.30.2006 Soy un insatis permanente
Many thanks to Indian Moon who sends us this scan via our friends at capitan-alatriste.com.

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© 2006 Lecturas.

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LEÃ"N TURNS UPSIDE DOWN WITH ALATRISTE-FEVER

Translation by Margarita
Source: Diario de León
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© 20th Century Fox/Estudios Picasso/Origen.
Our thanks to Margarita who has translated the Diario de León article from 22 August which describes the great excitement that is mounting in the city and how much they have taken Viggo to their hearts:
Quote:

Fans from 5 continents have plans to travel to the city to attend the world premiere of the movie starring Viggo Mortensen

The old empire is at the centre of the attention

By Miguel Á. Nepomuceno


With only 10 days left until the world premiere of a Spanish movie produced with one of the biggest budgets in history and an all-star cast, León is preparing to receive an avalanche of fans from 5 continents who will arrive in the capital of the ancient empire with their sole goal being to obtain a ticket to the screening and, if at all possible, an autograph from the actor.

Thanks to websites like the prestigious North American Viggo-Works, or the Spanish Capitán-Alatriste, which is more centered around the character and novels created by Reverte, who have taken charge of spreading throughout 5 continents all the news from Spain that relates to the filming by Yanes, multitudes of fans of Peter Jackson's Aragorn have instantaneously become diehard fans of one who until that moment had been a relative unknown for many, Captain Alatriste.

This newspaper has reported on his numerous visits to the city, as well as the statements made by the actor and his affection for the valley of Curueño, where he decided to locate the hometown of Diego Alatriste y Tenorio, all of which have made the rounds of the world in seconds, demonstrating once more the great power these internet pages have for unification.

Likewise, the names of León and Curueño, as connected to the actor and the filming of the movie, can be read on more than 158,000 pages that Chinese, Russians, British, New Yorkers, Danes, Germans and multitudes of others post online each day for the enjoyment of all fans and followers of the most popular actor today.

Many world citizens have gotten to know León through these pages as, at the same time that Diario articles are translated into ever more diverse languages, some sites enhance the texts with the history, customs and idiosyncrasies of the Leonese people. Paradoxically, when at the highest levels there has been a push to obliterate Leonese culture, others with a power greater than that of mere words have proudly carried the flag around the world, without being Leonese themselves but feeling more the part than many of those of us who are actually citizens.

Gifts of the people

It's difficult to thank someone like Viggo Mortensen, who has given us so much in return for so little. But, even so, the Leonese people have turned themselves upside down asking us to forward him an enormous variety of presents: From products common to the city, to a house in Curueño where he has been named an adopted son, honorary membership in the Friends of the Cloak, requests for him to read and produce scripts about historic Leonese events, or that he teach a course for foreign students at the University of León on all the attractions of the city, everything from the point of view of the teaching of Spanish, to the history and language. And, of course, there was the flag given to him by the Pro-Leonese Identity Group, which he so proudly carried from Cadiz to New York including the Tercios of Flanders.

All this and let's also not forget the inclusion of a brief biography of him in the Encyclopedia of León, the invitations from festival organizers for Viggo to participate in Leon's famous Holy Week events, or the request for him to play the first move in the finals of León's Professional Chess Tournament between the two world champions, Anand and Topalov.

Even stranger is the gesture made by one of my editorial colleagues, who supervised the gestation, birth and training of a Leonese Mastiff because, as he told me, 'If the Queen of Spain has one, why shouldn't Viggo?' So he has the dog, waiting for the day when the actor might make space for it beside his horse TJ.

But perhaps the sweetest story of all is the one about an old Curueño lady who, hearing about the affection that Viggo had developed for her city, spent all night cooking some very special 'bollos' so that a messenger could deliver them to the actor with the following instruction, 'Take these to the Captain, who is very thin and has been wasting away since that battle with the French. I'm worried he might become anaemic.'

Viggo was given the bollos in Uclés, and shared them with the cast and crew of Alatriste. So even the Captain's own homeland was present, if only in the form of food, in the terrible Battle of Rocroi.

These are all small things but they serve to show the feelings of some individuals who have already adopted the Captain as one of their own because Viggo Mortensen has, in some manner, changed their lives.

Movie of the decade

Alatriste will be the Spanish film of the decade. Not only because of Diaz Yanes' wonderful script which faithfully reflects the essence of Perez-Reverte's novels, but also because of the painstakingly careful work done to depict an entire era that went down in history because of the ineptitude of its rulers.

Another trump card for Yanes' extraordinary film is the magnificent music of Roque Baños, which is exquisitely paired with powerful images to create a great historical fresco where the Tercios of Flanders, those feared and yet sadly defeated elite soldiers, have a musical theme that moves us with its desolate lyricism: we have only to hear it to be transported to the searing plains of Rocroi, covered in dust, bullets and blood.

© Diario de León. Images © 20th Century Fox/Estudios Picasso/Origen Producciones. Image by César Urrutia.

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Viggo Backs Dr. Bob Johnson


Source: Watertown Daily Times
Categories: Politics
Watertown Daily Times - 8.25.2006 Actor backs Johnson on healthcare, Iraq Watertown Daily Times - 8.25.2006 Actor backs Johnson on healthcare, Iraq
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Dr. Bob Johnson is the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Congress in the 23rd Congressional District in New York. You can support his ideas and his candidacy by going to http://johnsonforcongress.org.

© 2006 Watertown Daily Times.

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A WONDERFUL Honor for Viggo


Source: Diario de León



A message from our friend Miguel in León...
Quote:
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CITY OF LEÃ"N, IN IT'S FULL AUTHORITY, HAS AGREED UNANIMOUSLY TO PRESENT THE GOLD MEDAL OF THE CITY OF LEÃ"N TO THE ACTOR VIGGO MORTENSEN FOR HIS LOVE OF THIS LAND, AND BECAUSE HE HAS WALKED WITH PRIDE BEARING THE NAME AND THE FLAG OF LEÃ"N THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

THE PRESENTATION WILL TAKE PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 1, AT EL SALÃ"N DE PLENOS DEL AYUNTAMIENTO DE LEÃ"N, IN THE PRESENCE OF THE FULL CITY GOVERNMENT
All of us at Viggo-Works extend our heartiest congratulations to Viggo. We are thrilled to see him get this recognition.

© Diario de León. Images © Estudios Picasso / Origen Producciones & Getty.

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Stunning New Alatriste Promo


Source: 20th Century Fox.
Found By: Chrissie
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© 20th Century Fox/Estudios Picasso/Origen Produccio....
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Many thanks to Chrissie for surfacing this EXTRAORDINARY Alatriste promo. Click on Empezar el juego ahora and hold your breath! If that is part of the musical score...WOW!!...indeed.

Of course there are...**SPOILERS**

Have you seen this ?

© 20th Century Fox.


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