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2009 | 2008

12 items from 2009


‘The Irishman’: Interview with Costume Designer Melissa Bruning

8 October 2009 1:33 PM, PDT | MovieSet.com | See recent MovieSet.com news »

Check out our latest ‘The Irishman‘ Video.

Costume Designer Melissa Bruning sits down to talk about creating the illusion of reality in a period piece through proper wardrobe selection. She discusses her research into the clothes of the era and introduces the wardrobe staff that keep the continuity of the cast’s clothing correct from scene to scene.

The Irishman Synopsis

The Irishman’ chronicles the rise and fall of infamous Cleveland gangster Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson), who engaged in a power struggle with the Italian mob.  Greene was as an upstart longshoreman union rep and later became a cocky, legendarily difficult-to-kill troublemaker in the world of organized crime in the 1970’s.

Based on the real story of mobster Danny Greene, Christoper Walken will play the loan shark and nightclub owner Shondor Birns and Val Kilmer is a Cleveland police detective who befriends Greene.

The incredible ensemble cast includes Vinnie Jones, »

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Marcus Thomas & Steve Schirripa Interviews from the set of ‘The Irishman’

28 September 2009 3:38 PM, PDT | MovieSet.com | See recent MovieSet.com news »

MovieSet.com Exclusive: Next up from the set of ‘The Irishman‘ filming in Detroit come interviews with Marcus Thomas (Bill McComber) and Steve Schirripa (Mike Frato) in this based-on-real-life story of an Irish/Italian mafia conflict in Cleveland.

First off, join Steve Schirripa on the set of ‘The Irishman’ to hear what he has to say about his character Mike Frato, the star studded cast, and the plot of the film.

Steve Schrippa in 'The Irishman'

Next, go behind the scenes of ‘The Irishman’ to hear actor Marcus Thomas talk about his character Bill McComber and his characters relationship with Danny Greene played by Ray Stevenson.

Steve Schrippa in 'The Irishman'

More videos from ‘The Irishman’ after the break

More Videos from ‘The Irishman’ movie Hair and Costumes for ‘The Irishman’ - Behind the Scenes Video

Exploding Cars in ‘The Irishman’ - Behind the Scenes Video »

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‘The Irishman’ - Behind the Scenes Showcase

14 September 2009 5:22 PM, PDT | MovieSet.com | See recent MovieSet.com news »

MovieSet.com Exclusive: Next up from the set of ‘The Irishman‘ filming in Detroit features a montage of scenes from this based-on-real-life story of an Irish/Italian mafia conflict in Cleveland. Take a peek behind the scenes of ‘The Irishman’ to see not only explosions, stunts, and special effects, but also shots of actors Ray Stevenson, Vinnie Jones, Val Kilmer and Linda Cardellini working on the set.

See all the videos, stills and news from the set of ‘The Irishman’ after the break …

The Irishman Synopsis

The Irishman’ chronicles the rise and fall of infamous Cleveland gangster Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson), who engaged in a power struggle with the Italian mob. Greene was as an upstart longshoreman union rep and later became a cocky, legendarily difficult-to-kill troublemaker in the world of organized crime in the 1970’s.

Based on the real story of mobster Danny Greene, Christoper Walken will play the »

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‘The Irishman’ - On-set interviews with Walken, D’Onofrio, Kilmer and Stevenson

12 September 2009 3:10 PM, PDT | MovieSet.com | See recent MovieSet.com news »

Tiff kicks off tomorrow and we’re excited to see that some films we’ve followed through production are screening at this notable film fest in Toronto. You can check out some great coverage resources in the Toronto International Film Fest - The MovieSet Dossier and Tiff’ers on the Scene in Toronto ~ Film Previews and Fest Tips.

Alas, we’re not on the ground but friend of MovieSet, Jonathan Dana, the Executive Producer of ‘The Irishman‘ is in “The Big Smoke” spreading the word about his forthcoming story of an Irish/Italian mafia conflict in Cleveland while he clinks glasses with the industry.

"Do you wanna make a deal?" Scene from the set of 'The Irishman'

Meanwhile from the set, ‘The Irishman’ production team filming in Detroit has gathered a variety of behind-the-scenes interviews with actors including Christopher WalkenVal Kilmer, Vincent D’Onofrio and lead man »

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Paul Sorvino on set of ‘The Irishman’ playing Tony Salerno

4 September 2009 4:19 PM, PDT | MovieSet.com | See recent MovieSet.com news »

“His reckless, ‘no one can touch me’ attitude is interesting”

MovieSet.com Exclusive: Next up from the set of ‘The Irishman‘ filming in Detroit is another MovieSet exclusive video featuring actor Paul Sorvino (’Repo,’ ‘The Genetic Opera’)  in the role of Tony Salerno in this real-life story of an Irish/Italian mafia conflict in Cleveland.

More Videos from ‘The Irishman’ movie Hair and Costumes for ‘The Irishman’ - Behind the Scenes Video

Exploding Cars in ‘The Irishman’ - Behind the Scenes Video

Christopher Walken - Interview from the set of ‘The Irishman

Ray Stevenson discusses his character ‘Danny Greene’ in ‘The Irishman

Vincent D’Onofrio in ‘The Irishman’ - Interview about his character John Nardi

Vinnie Jones in ‘The Irishman’ - Interview about acting as a Union Thug

Val Kilmer from the set of ‘The Irishman’ discussing the story and violence

Linda Cardellini on set of ‘The Irishman’ playing Joan »

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Laura Ramsey on set of ‘The Irishman’ playing Ellie O’Hara

1 September 2009 10:16 AM, PDT | MovieSet.com | See recent MovieSet.com news »

“This guy, he did bad things, but it was sorta his job”

MovieSet.com Exclusive: Next up from the set of ‘The Irishman‘ filming in Detroit is another MovieSet exclusive video featuring actress Laura Ramsey (’The Ruins,’ ‘Lords of Dogtown’)  in the role of Ellie O’Hara in this real-life story of an Irish/Italian mafia conflict in Cleveland.

Laura Ramsey as Ellie O'Hara in 'The Irishman'

The graceful blonde actress talks about fleshing out her character Ellie O’Hara, the girlfriend of Danny Greene (note: see Linda Cardellini in the role of Joan Madigan, Danny Greene’s wife).

She points out that, “When I first arrived, John (Writer/Director Jonathan Hensleigh) and I had a meeting and discussed who this girl really was, they don’t really know about her much  at all.”

This discussion evolved into her character’s relationship with Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson) about »

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Linda Cardellini on set of ‘The Irishman’ playing Joan Madigan

25 August 2009 1:01 PM, PDT | MovieSet.com | See recent MovieSet.com news »

“Joan was someone who loved someone very much” MovieSet.com Exclusive: Next up from the set of ‘The Irishman‘ filming in Detroit is another MovieSet exclusive video featuring actress Linda Cardellini (’Scooby Doo,’ ‘Grandma’s Boy,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’ TV’s ‘ER’) in the role of Joan Madigan in this real-life story of an Irish/Italian mafia conflict in Cleveland.

In a visit with Linda Cardellini on set of ‘The Irishman,’ she discussses playing Joan Madigan, the wife of lead character Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson) and mother to his children.

Ms. Cardellini (looking like the perfect housewife in costume), says, “For me playing the character, Joan was someone who loved someone very much and saw a lot of potential in him and that potential could go to greatness and that greatness could lead to something positive or something negative and I think he chose the negative road and I think thats the story of her disappointment. »

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Val Kilmer from the set of ‘The Irishman’ discussing the story and violence

19 August 2009 3:24 PM, PDT | MovieSet.com | See recent MovieSet.com news »

“A great fireball of violence and tragedy” MovieSet.com Exclusive: Next up from the set of ‘The Irishman‘ filming in Detroit is another MovieSet exclusive video featuring actor Val Kilmer in the role of Joe Manditski in this real-life story of an Irish/Italian mafia conflict in Cleveland.

In between takes, Val Kilmer (star of ‘Top Gun’ ‘The Doors’ and many others) compares the story of ‘The Irishman’ to ‘Good Fellas’ saying both movies are well-written stories with inside info into the Mafia. He goes on to say that this is a story “which could only happen in America” and adds insight to Danny Greene (played by Ray Stevenson) saying “saw himself in that unique, local patriot way.”

Finally, he adds that “you think you know what’s happening, there some nice twist which care all true, then it just becomes a great fireball of violence and tragedy.”

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Vinnie Jones in ‘The Irishman’ - Interview about acting as a Union Thug

10 August 2009 3:43 PM, PDT | MovieSet.com | See recent MovieSet.com news »

“Working in the Garbage” MovieSet.com Exclusive: Next up from the set of ‘The Irishman‘ filming in Detroit is another MovieSet exclusive video featuring actor Vinnie Jones who plays character Keith Ritson in this real-life story of an Irish/Italian mafia conflict in Cleveland. You might recognize the (thuggish looking) UK-born actor from his roles of ‘Big Chris’ in’Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ or the Manchester United freak-fan ‘Mad Maynard’ in ‘EuroTrip’.

In between takes with actors Christopher Walken, Vincent D’Onofrio and Ray Stevenson, Jones talks about his enthusiasm over the film’s script, the dynamic between the Director Jonathan Hensleigh and the rest of the cast plus points out Ray Stevenson’s presence in the lead role and their rapport in developing their roles. He also describes his character’s plot situation as a union guy who helped Danny Greene bring the 200+ garbage companies in Ohio under one organization, »

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Vincent D’Onofrio in ‘The Irishman’ - Interview about his character John Nardi

4 August 2009 5:19 PM, PDT | MovieSet.com | See recent MovieSet.com news »

“A Mind for Money” MovieSet.com Exclusive: Next up from the set of ‘The Irishman‘ filming in Detroit is another MovieSet exclusive video featuring actor Vincent D’Onofrio who plays character John Nardi in this real-life story of an Irish/Italian mafia conflict in Cleveland.

Vincent D’Onofrio talks about how he plays his character John Nardi more like an accountant then a gangster. While outside of Roma Cafe, this veteran actor mentions how he admired Ray Stevenson’s work as a reason he came onboard. He also disusses how his character pushes Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson) in the direction of Shondor Birns (Christopher Walken) in search of a better job after Greene was recently released from prison.

Vincent D'OnofrioThe Irishman

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Exploding Cars in The Irishman - Behind the Scenes Video

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Ray Stevenson discusses his character ‘Danny Greene’ in ‘The Irishman’

27 July 2009 12:21 PM, PDT | MovieSet.com | See recent MovieSet.com news »

“The Robin Hood of Collingwood” MovieSet.com Exclusive: From the set of ‘The Irishman‘ in Detroit comes a MovieSet exclusive video featuring actor Ray Stevenson who plays the lead character Danny Greene in this real-life story of a mafia conflict in Cleveland.

Amongst clips of the on-set action, Mr. Stevenson discusses the personality of his character saying he was a loner but also very charismatic. He points out that people called Greene “the Robin Hood of Collingwood” as he gave away turkeys at Thanksgiving and Christmas to show that, “It wasn’t about the money, there was a higher goal.”

Stevenson points out that, (unlike other gangster movies) “… these people actually have lives so it kinda matters when they die - even though they are on the wrong side of the law.”

He discusses Greene’s style including green suits, green pens and the importance of the costumes in the film. »

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'Home' Doco Scoops NY Emmy

31 March 2009 6:09 AM, PDT | IFTN | See recent IFTN news »

Irish film maker Alan Cooke has won the NY Emmy for Best Writing for his documentary 'Home' at the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Awards at the weekend. Home' had received an additional two Emmy nominations at the awards for Best Documentary (Producers Dawn Scibilia and Alan Cooke) and Best Photography (Dawn Scibilia). The doc is a reflection on Alan Cookes immigration to New York. Surrounding questions of the concept of home, it features interviews with Liam Neeson, Susan Sarandon, Mike Myers, Alfred Molina, Colin Quinn, Rosie Perez, Pete Hamill, Fran Lebowitz, Frank and Malachy McCourt, Elaine Kaufman, Drew Nieporent, Vinny Vella and Armand Dimele. (Woody Allen appears in TV/Cable version only) »

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