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By Adrian Smith
With around sixty special guests in attendance, the Westminster Central Hall on Saturday the 7th of November was packed to its domed roof with excited Hammer film fans.
Familiar faces including Caroline Munro, Valerie Leon, Madeline Smith and Martine Beswick were providing some glamour, but the organisers managed to make the event extra-memorable by securing the presence of Edina Ronay, George Cole, Freddie Jones and others who had not signed autographs at a fan event before. At times queues to meet them ran out of the building and down the street! Other rare UK appearances were made from Veronica Carlson and Linda Hayden, flown in from the Us to meet their fans. It was »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
I was going to say that George Lucas doesn’t show his humorous side so often but he’s so utterly deadpan in this video that maybe I’ve misread the man and he’s actually taking the mickey all of the time. That would certainly explain a few things.
Explain, but not exactly excuse.
Now, this clip, which comes from Vulture, was apparently screened as part of the New York Drama League’s feteing of James Earl Jones. What better way to celebrate that fine actor that than demonstrate how completely preposterous the Darth Vader dialogue sounds coming out of anybody else’s mouth.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will do well to find a villainous presence one half as commanding as the Jones-Dave Prowse combo. Lucas might have gotten a lot of things wrong, but the pairing of the Green Cross Code man and Lt. Lothar »
- Brendon Connelly
Efm: UK sales outfit The Works International has boarded world rights to documentary Elstree 1976, about the effect Star Wars had on the lives of those involved in even the smallest roles in the film.
Directed by Jon Spira, whose previous documentary Anyone Can Play Guitar was named one of the top 10 music films of 2011 by the NME, and produced by Hank Starrs (Dust), the film features Star Wars actors and extras from Dave Prowse (Darth Vader) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) to Derek Lyons (Massassi Temple Guard) and Pam Rose (Leesub Sirlin).
The film will explore ten actors’ lives and explore the eccentric community they have formed.
The Works will be screening a promo of the film, currently in post-production, during the Efm in Berlin.
The Kickstarter-funded project is due to be released ahead of J.J Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.
Director Jon Spira said: “I’ve always been interested in those »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
London — The Works Intl. has acquired exclusive worldwide sales rights for “Elstree 1976,” a documentary about the effect “Star Wars” had on the lives of some of actors and extras involved in making the film. Sales will commence in Berlin where The Works is screening a promo.
The film is in post-production, following a successful Kickstarter campaign, and will be ready for delivery at the end of the year, in advance of the release of J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens.”
The pic is directed by Jon Spira, whose previous documentary “Anyone Can Play Guitar” was named one of the top 10 music films of 2011 by the NME. “Elstree 1976” was produced by Hank Starrs (“Dust,” “Anyone Can Play Guitar”).
- Leo Barraclough
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