Daily Archives: February 26, 2014

Daredevil is Coming…

 

 

 

Daredevil (Marvel Comics)

No, we’re not talking about that movie…  Marvel announced today that Daredevil is coming to Netflix.  Filming is set to begin in Summer 2014, and the program will primarily be filmed in New York State and produced by Marvel in association with ABC Television Studios.  This is Marvel’s biggest leap into live-action television, and is reported to represent the largest film or television project commitment in New York State history.

 

 

Not only will viewers get to see nearly 60 planned one-hour episodes featuring the 4 Defenders: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, this production will ring nearly 3,000 jobs to New Yorkers, and that includes up to 400 full-time positions.

 

 

Governor Cuomo said, “New York is where the entertainment industry started, and this unprecedented commitment from Disney and Marvel is further evidence that we’re bringing it back bigger and better than ever before.” – Marvel’s Netflix Series to Film in New York City, Marvel.com, February 26, 2014

Immortal Iron Fist #1. Art by David Aja.

With the filming scheduled in New York, it is kind of like the “flawed heroes of Hell’s Kitchen” are coming home.

 

 

“We thank the Governor and the great state of New York for helping us create the ultimate backdrop to this epic series.  Setting our production in New York City truly underscores the authenticity and excitement we plan to bring to The Defenders and their ‘flawed heroes of Hell’s Kitchen’ stories,” said Marvel Entertainment’s President, Alan Fine. – Marvel’s Netflix Series to Film in New York City, Marvel.com, February 26, 2014

Like I didn’t have enough reasons to watch Netflix already…

‘Til next time,

Jessica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How Do You Torture Cookie Monster?

Just ask Tom Hiddleston. He does a pretty good job. Tom teaches Cookie Monster about delayed gratification…I think that requires self-control, doesn’t it?

There have been lots of conversations about Tom Hiddleston in my circle of awesome people lately.  I can think of a lot worse things to discuss!

‘Til next time,

Jessica


Each Frame Tells a Story: An Interview with Cinematographer Steve Lawes

It is always wonderful to find someone who shares my obsessions. This is such a great interview that I couldn’t resist reblogging it.

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By Mary Jo Watts (mid0nz)

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Photo of Benedict Cumberbatch (L) as Sherlock Holmes, and Steve Lawes (R) by Robert Viglasky.
Used with permission.

I’m hopelessly, obsessively besotted with BBC Sherlock. It’s impossible for me to temper my enthusiasm for Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’s modern adaptation. At 43 years old, I’m proud to call myself a unabashed fangirl of the show and to count myself among the millions of others who comprise its global fandom.

It was when I watched the credits roll on The Great Game, season one’s gripping cliffhanger, that I realized I’d become utterly immersed in the Sherlock universe because of its stunning visuals. Part of the plot of that episode has to do with a Vermeer painting and it delighted me that a pivotal scene had been lit in homage to the Dutch master.

Those credits revealed to me that it was cinematographer…

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Lines in the sand

I came across this just as I was finishing my second cup of tea this morning. Now, I think I’ll need another. I’ve never tried Yorkshire tea, but I will be now! 🙂

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I was watching one of those clichéd movie moments the other night instead of doing something productive. It was the moment when the hero says something similar to “That’s a line I will not cross!”. Usually there is dramatic body language attached, including miming drawing a line, presumably in mimed sand.

nooooooo

I recently discovered within myself a steely core of resistance in another area. In retrospect it was not really surprising but I was a little taken aback at the time.

It involved tea.

There is no doubt that clichés are popular because they resonate within us, and highlight something we all recognise. In this case, we all have limits to what we are prepared to do. Milgram’s infamous experiments purported to demonstrate that people can be pushed further if someone in a white coat and with an air of authority is doing the pushing. Whatever the validity of the…

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