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Title: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on March 09, 2017, 08:19:10 PM
The Hollywood Reporter just posted an article indicating that a Hanna project for T.V. is in the works:

http://tinyurl.com/jlyyagb
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Poetswan on March 09, 2017, 11:13:31 PM
I know purple lemon will like this news a lot :) I love this ideia, but without Saoirse.... I don't know if I will like
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: MarkRoick on March 09, 2017, 11:34:56 PM
First the Brooklyn TV series, and now this?!
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Post by: Gabby on March 13, 2017, 09:17:24 PM
First the Brooklyn TV series, and now this?!
My first thought. Funny timing...
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on March 18, 2017, 12:27:11 AM
This post isn't news, but I felt it wasn't worth a new thread.  I watched "The Sense Of An Ending" today and wanted to mention this was the first time I've ever seen Saoirse's leading man (On Chesil Beach) Billy Howle in a film.  He was the younger version of Jim Broadbent's character in the film.  Most of his scenes had limited dialogue while focusing on reaction shots and quiet pauses, but my impression of him was positive in the main.  He has good screen presence and to my eyes looks comfortable being patient in scenes and has a aura of intellegence..

The film has Broadbent who of course was the priest opposite Saoirse in Brooklyn, and Michelle Dockery has a small but important role as well.  She had her neck snapped in Hanna.   ;)  Odile Dicks-Mireaux did the costuming as she did in Brooklyn.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: PMG on March 18, 2017, 10:03:44 AM
I must put that on my watchlist. I'd like to see Howle in a film before OCB comes out. Great cast also includes a couple of Atonement actors in Harriet Walter who played Briony's mother, and Peter Wight (detective).
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on March 18, 2017, 11:41:16 AM
Yes, you're very observant.  I was itching to post about it last night and did it quickly without mentioning the two other actors from Atonement.  She has great chemistry with Broadbent in the film.  You feel they're indeed formerly married and very good friends.  It's a subtle and slow-burning film that's in the end lovely but definitely for the art house crowd.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on March 20, 2017, 01:30:59 AM
Saw it today, lovely film. Dockery probably the most well known to American audiences, having been Lady Mary in Downton Abby. Howie didn't have a lot to do and walks around trying to figure out what's going on, but he does have screen presence.

Not that it matters Saoirse-wise, but I was impressed with Joe Alwyn as Tony's friend/nemesis Adrian Finn. This was Alwyn's second movie. His first was as Billy in Ang Lee's "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk."     
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on March 20, 2017, 02:08:23 PM
Hello jlent.  It's weird because I received one email notification the other day from a poster but just that one in over a month.  Hopefully this will get straightened out soon.  BTW, I can't figure out these time stamps.  When did you post?

The film definitely makes you think due to not really fully revealing everything.  When they very quickly superimposed Adrian in front of the big fellow who was mentally challenged, are we to believe Adrian had a relationship with his girlfriend's mother (Emily Mortimer) and produced a son?  What was the waving of the hand suppose to mean when the younger Tony looked back through the car window at his girlfriend's mother while being driven away following the little weekend stay?  What was the deal with the young Veronica?  I couldn't quite figure her out.  What are we to make of Adrian's suicide?  Dockery looked lovely in the film.

I never figured out what happened to Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.  I must have blinked and it opened and closed in my area.     
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on March 20, 2017, 05:12:28 PM
Billy Lynn came and went in a matter of a week or two. It was universally panned, mostly for its technique of filming at 80 frames a second or something like that, which made it look too weird.
As for Sense of an Ending, my companion - my actress friend - had to sort it out for me. Yes, Adrian had a relationship with his girlfriend's mother, which produced a son. Adrian's suicide was most likely from his learning the mom was pregnant.
The mom's hand gesture we were both stymied by but of the opinion it was probably a symbolic motion to announce her availability for Tony. Veronica must have been so pissed at her mom for being like that, but we never learn because the narrative is Tony's only.
It makes me want to see the film again for any clues that might be there from the only time we hear the mom's present-day voice, as Tony reads the letter informing him of the bequeathment in mom's voice. She must be close to 100 by now, but still talks like the more youthful version, which makes sense because it's the only version of her voice Tony knows.   
From what I understand the ending of the book and movie are different tonally with the movie being upbeat and the novel a downer (sorta like Brooklyn?).
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on March 20, 2017, 08:15:32 PM
And I posted this today, March 20, the earlier one this morning. 
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on March 20, 2017, 09:42:02 PM
"my companion - my actress friend - had to sort it out for me."   :D  It's very nice to have such good friends jlent. 

I did see the film again, and it's instructive how a second viewing enables one to pick up little details that may prove to be a final piece to a puzzle.  I feel I'm a reasonable perceptive person, but careful attention must be paid in a film such as this.  For example, when young Tony is being driven away by Veronica's father (she's of course in the front seat), he expresses how much he likes Veronica's mother, and the dad replies innocently how he "has competition."  I totally glossed over that the first time. 

The hand signal is fascinating, for I never would've had the idea you mentioned in your post.  At first I felt the mother might have been giving Tony the hint to stay away from her daughter. 

I'm not surprised in the least the reference you made to the ending and mentioning Brooklyn.  Even challenging film makers must consider the audience viewing a visual replication of a novel when deciding exactly how to finesse the ending.  Personally, the ending made me feel better about the entire story not only because Tony comes outside himself and tells his ex how much she and the daughter mean to him, but he composes such a beautiful letter that Veronica reads expressing his deep feelings concerning that particular chapter of his life and how it is still so much a part of him.
 
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on March 24, 2017, 12:08:50 AM
Is it me or is Saoirse now pronouncing her name more like "Seersha" than her earlier "Sersha like inertia"?
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Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on March 24, 2017, 10:19:57 AM
By the way, my friend is now convinced the hand gesture was a wave to Tony down low so that her husband, who was in the front seat, couldn't see it. Sounds good to me 
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on March 25, 2017, 04:17:07 AM
It just sounds like she pronounced it fast jlent.  Still sounded like Sirsha to me.  I was going to ask you about the video: is she back in New York?

Your friend's observation about the hand wave does indeed make sense to me.  Why didn't I think of that?   ???

That monstrosity of a bill went down in flames.  Good enough for those bastards!
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on March 25, 2017, 02:34:11 PM
I'm not sure when that was taken. I thought her hair was still short. This apparently recent shot is no help:
843064705505812480[/tweet]] (http://[tweet)[/url]
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on March 25, 2017, 03:03:40 PM
I assumed it was associated with this year's St. Patrick's day, but it could be from last year.  We should be seeing distributors acquiring her films that don't have them yet in N. America quite soon.  In addition, I'm waiting to see trailers for her films.  Unless something pops up at Cannes, we'll have to wait for the fall festivals for the first reactions to however many films she'll have released this year.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Poetswan on March 25, 2017, 11:37:11 PM
I'm not sure when that was taken. I thought her hair was still short. This apparently recent shot is no help:
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Its from the Tony's jlent, its the same dress, not recent. (http://[tweet)
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Poetswan on March 25, 2017, 11:39:24 PM
I assumed it was associated with this year's St. Patrick's day, but it could be from last year.  We should be seeing distributors acquiring her films that don't have them yet in N. America quite soon.  In addition, I'm waiting to see trailers for her films.  Unless something pops up at Cannes, we'll have to wait for the fall festivals for the first reactions to however many films she'll have released this year.

Yep, its from saint patrick's last year when she went on usa today(I think) with Ben Wishaw to promote the Crucible.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on March 26, 2017, 12:04:13 AM
Thanks, Poetswan. Nice attention to detail. It's interesting to me because I saw the Crucible in March and thought I detected hoarseness. None here. It became more pronounced later.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on March 26, 2017, 02:55:52 PM
I wish we'd receive some news, for its been very quiet here lately.

How have you been Poetswan?  Have you've seen any good films during the past few months?
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Gabby on March 31, 2017, 06:35:09 PM
It just sounds like she pronounced it fast jlent.  Still sounded like Sirsha to me.  I was going to ask you about the video: is she back in New York?

Your friend's observation about the hand wave does indeed make sense to me.  Why didn't I think of that?   ???

That monstrosity of a bill went down in flames.  Good enough for those bastards!
I think she's been traveling a lot lately. I'm curious to know where she's been living... she had moved to London before The Crucible, I'm wondering if she moved back after the play was over.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on April 01, 2017, 06:10:26 PM
This shouldn't wow me as much as it does. I've seen all these movies and a lot of these photos.
That being said,
WOW!
https://www.onscreenhits.com/2017/03/31/saoirse-ronan-time-lapse-filmography-through-the-years-before-and-now/ (https://www.onscreenhits.com/2017/03/31/saoirse-ronan-time-lapse-filmography-through-the-years-before-and-now/)
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: canvro on April 02, 2017, 01:03:56 AM
This shouldn't wow me as much as it does. I've seen all these movies and a lot of these photos.
That being said,
WOW!
https://www.onscreenhits.com/2017/03/31/saoirse-ronan-time-lapse-filmography-through-the-years-before-and-now/ (https://www.onscreenhits.com/2017/03/31/saoirse-ronan-time-lapse-filmography-through-the-years-before-and-now/)

That was a well done compilation, very dynamic,
by the way I was remembering many years ago you guys had a very nice thread on IMDb called something like "what they say about her" It would be nice if we have that one here, one that won't be deleted so easily like the original one was.
A day ago another Irish actress, Sarah Greene, has said a nice thing about her out of the blue.

https://www.goss.ie/showbiz/sarah-greene-opens-scrutiny-splitting-aidan-turner-101390 (https://www.goss.ie/showbiz/sarah-greene-opens-scrutiny-splitting-aidan-turner-101390)

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In the same interview, Sarah also praised Saoirse Ronan for 'paving the way' for Irish actresses, and opening doors for them at home and abroad.

"It's a really exciting time for Irish actresses and actually women from all different parts of this creative industry.

"It's opening up more and more. It was kind of Saoirse Ronan who really paved the way - she's the youngest of us all, but she did. She paved the way and opened doors for all of us. We're all rising on her coat-tails and I'd take any job she doesn't want to do," she added.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on April 02, 2017, 03:41:09 PM
by the way I was remembering many years ago you guys had a very nice thread on IMDb called something like "what they say about her" It would be nice if we have that one here, one that won't be deleted so easily like the original one was.
I think it was called "What directors (and maybe others, like actors and critics) say about her."
I'll start another, use your post as a start. That particular thread began early in her career when we were doing our best to get her name out (as if we had that power).
She has that now, even if often it's just "that actress whose name I can't pronounce" and she still isn't a household word. 
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on April 05, 2017, 03:38:52 AM
They did a nice job on the compilation jlent.  Hello canvro!  I'll wait until jlent starts the thread and shall update it frequently.  There's so much stuff the thread will easily be the largest here in no time at all.  The truth is as all of you are aware, film critics have written simply incredible things about her for years.  I was so impressed with what I read following the release of Brooklyn in particular because the praise came from ALL kind of critics.  For example, whether a writer contributed to a major outlet or newspaper or a virtually unknown blog, she got basically hosannas left and right.  It didn't matter if the critic in question was "young and hip" or older and traditional, one from the Midwest, West Coast, East Coast, South, foreign etc....it didn't matter.  It's certainly safe to say if there were any holdouts as to her place among the most elite film talent in the world, there have come on board.   
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Post by: trvscrosley on April 12, 2017, 09:16:15 PM
Saoirse Ronan News on twitter found a picture with Ed Sheeran and Saoirse:

852055783592271873[/tweet]] (http://[tweet)[/url]

A comment also said:

"He shot his music video in Galway yesterday (that's where the bed and breakfast is at) so maybe she will be in it...?"

I loved her in the Hozier video so I'm super excited for this (if it is a thing)!
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on April 12, 2017, 09:30:41 PM
Happy birthday to Saoirse.   :)
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: CountJohn on April 12, 2017, 09:33:18 PM
I noticed that it was her birthday too late to start a separate thread, but it works just fine in here. Hopefully she has a great day  :D
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Poetswan on April 12, 2017, 09:33:41 PM
Its not the kind of music that I usually listen to, but she doing a videoclip is really cool!!

And Happy Birthday to Saoirse :)
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Post by: Poetswan on April 12, 2017, 09:44:56 PM
A user of AwardsWatch posted this:

Mary Queen Of Scots
CATEGORY:   Feature Film
GENRE:   Biography / Drama
SHOOT DATE:   Mid July, 2017
LOCATION:   UK
STORY:   
Crowned the queen of Scotland before she was a year old, Mary added to that pedigree when her first husband became France's king and she became queen consort in 1559. Despite that auspicious start, things didn't go well from there. She later married her first cousin, a bad match that ended with his murder. When she quickly married the man suspected of orchestrating the killing, an uprising against the couple resulted in her imprisoned in Loch Leven Castle. Forced to abdicate her throne to her year old son, she failed in an attempt to wrest back the throne and fled for the protection of her cousin, England's Queen Elizabeth 1.

Sweetness In The Belly
CATEGORY:   Feature Film
GENRE:   Drama / Romance
SHOOT DATE:   September, 2017
LOCATION:   London, UK
STORY:   
Set in the 1970s & 1980s, Lilly Abdal is caught between two places: one of her birth parents and the other, where she was adopted, raised and fell in love. Orphaned in Africa as a child, Lilly's first experience of her parents' homeland of England is as a refugee, escaping civil war. As lost in this cold new world as her fellow immigrants, Lilly becomes the heart of this disenfranchised community in London, attempting to reunite people with their scattered families. But as her friend Amina discovers, Lilly's mission isn't purely altruistic and a passionate lost love affair is revealed between Lilly and Aziz, an idealistic doctor.

Will the movies really happen? :D I am really excited for Mary Queen of Scots
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on April 12, 2017, 10:57:47 PM
I think the original post comes from here. http://myentertainmentworld.com/cms/ (http://myentertainmentworld.com/cms/)
It's described by Wikipedia as: "a Canadian-American media website that focuses on journalistic coverage of the entertainment and leisure realms...The site is mainly based in Boston, New York City, and Toronto...The website was started in 2006 by managing editor and Toronto native, Kelly Bedard, who started the website after she realized that she had accumulated multitudes of self-written television reviews of Buffy the Vampire Slayer during her time at Boston University."

No mention of its accuracy but it doesn't raise any red flags.
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Post by: Steve 7216 on April 13, 2017, 12:54:25 AM
This is what we waned to see....her continuing to shoot films on a fairly regular basis.  We must have some stuff for 2018!
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Post by: trvscrosley on April 13, 2017, 01:49:54 AM
Omg, I am so happy. All I need now is U.S. distributors for her films this year >:(.
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Post by: jlent on April 14, 2017, 12:38:48 PM
"Musician Ed Sheeran has confirmed that actor Saoirse Ronan will star as the Galway Girl in his new music video, shot in the west of Ireland earlier this week.
Speaking ahead of his second sell-out gig at the 3Arena this week, Sheeran revealed that Ronan would star in the much anticipated video from his latest album Divide. The music video, which also features comedian Tommy Tiernan, was filmed in Salthill on Tuesday."
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/offbeat/saoirse-ronan-to-star-in-ed-sheeran-galway-girl-video-1.3048116
 (http://www.irishtimes.com/news/offbeat/saoirse-ronan-to-star-in-ed-sheeran-galway-girl-video-1.3048116)
What's cool about this for me is the lyric premise: "She played the fiddle in an Irish band." Saoirse' character in "On Chesil Beach" is a classical violinist who plays in a string quartet. There is no doubt in my mind she trained hard to pull off a convincing violinist and absolutely nailed it. She had never played the piano before but learned to play an entire movement of a Beethoven piano sonata for a short scene in "Byzantium." Faking the violin and making it look authentic is a LOT harder than faking playing the piano.
My guess is Saoirse is savvy enough to realize playing the violin in a music video that will appear months before On Chesil Beach will be good publicity for the film in the marketing campaign. People will already know she looks like a natural playing the violin from the video. I also think she's probably thrilled to be able to show off her skill at it.     
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: CountJohn on April 14, 2017, 11:01:55 PM
I had never heard that song before so I looked it up. It was quite wordy and is a "character song" so it should be interesting to see what she does in the video.
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Post by: Bella on April 15, 2017, 06:32:01 AM
OOOOOh I checked the IMDB page for Mary queen of scots and they just added the cinematographer (Seamus McGarvey)!  ;D he also did Atonement. Is this finally happening?!  :D
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Post by: Steve 7216 on April 15, 2017, 09:50:54 PM
Thanks for the excellent news Bella.  Fairly recently he shot "Nocturnal Animals," a film that looked amazing.
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Post by: MarkRoick on April 18, 2017, 09:46:36 PM
Pop star Ed Sheeran stuck with misspelled tattoo after Saoirse Ronan writes ‘Galway Grill’ on his arm
 (https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/3358893/pop-star-ed-sheeran-stuck-with-misspelled-tattoo-after-saoirse-ronan-writes-galway-grill-on-his-arm/)
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Atonement star Saoirse appears in the video for the single, which was shot in Galway, Ireland, last week.

Ed, 26, said: “When we were filming it I meant to get a tattoo of her handwriting saying Galway Girl from her point of view.

“It actually says Galway Grill. G-R-I-L-L. She really took the p**s out of me — full on.”

Oh, Ed.. Didn't you know Ireland is full of messers?!
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on April 19, 2017, 03:17:44 AM
 ;D  She's a wise ass.
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Post by: PMG on April 19, 2017, 09:42:44 AM
Media picking up on Saoirse's prank  ;D
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Post by: jlent on April 19, 2017, 11:46:01 AM
I'm wondering if this is some kind of publicity stunt. There are no photos of the tattoo. He said they were filming the video. Does that mean it's IN The video? Could it have been planned that way? I guess we'll find out when the video is released.
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Post by: CountJohn on April 19, 2017, 09:41:55 PM
I'm wondering if this is some kind of publicity stunt. There are no photos of the tattoo. He said they were filming the video. Does that mean it's IN The video? Could it have been planned that way? I guess we'll find out when the video is released.

I assumed that it was a part of the video when I read it. Why else would she be giving him a tattoo? I guess there's no way to know until the video comes out, though.
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Post by: Poetswan on April 19, 2017, 10:21:17 PM
As you can see in this video: 854502032727658497[/tweet]] (http://[tweet)[/url] by the way he looks at his arm, its probably true lol

Thats why you don't let your friends tattoo you  ;D

Look at this article: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/3364209/saoirse-ronan-actress-and-galway-girl-video-star/ (https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/3364209/saoirse-ronan-actress-and-galway-girl-video-star/) seriously?!
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Post by: Poetswan on April 21, 2017, 09:18:20 PM
http://www.theknowledgeonline.com/the-knowledge-bulletin/post/2017/04/21/mary-queen-of-scots-readies-for-uk-shoot- (http://www.theknowledgeonline.com/the-knowledge-bulletin/post/2017/04/21/mary-queen-of-scots-readies-for-uk-shoot-)

     
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Mary Queen of Scots readies for UK shoot

Saoirse Ronan is preparing to play Mary Stuart in Working Title Films’ historical feature Mary Queen of Scots.

The film has recently entered active pre-production at a major UK studio, with principal photography set to begin in the summer.

Production Intelligence subscribers can log in for specific details on the studio, shoot dates and key hires including the line producer, location manager and production manager.

Josie Rourke, who to date has been better known as a theatre director, will be calling the shots from a screenplay by Michael Hirst (Vikings) and Penelope Skinner (How I Live Now).

One of the UK’s best-known production companies, Working Title is currently busy on several projects including Johnny English 3, an untitled feature about the Hatton Garden jewel heist and a big-screen adaptation of Cats.

Also lined up for release later this year from Working Title are Victoria and Abdul starring Judi Dench and Darkest Hour with Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill.
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Post by: Dani on April 22, 2017, 12:43:37 AM
More from Mary Queen of Scots!

Margot Robbie is joining the film as Queen Elizabeth http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/margot-robbie-play-queen-elizabeth-mary-queen-scots-996492
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Bella on April 22, 2017, 01:08:46 AM
Crazy! I'm a little salty tho, if you think about it differently: Saoirse had to wait almost five years for Margot to get famous in order for the movie to leave pre-production hell.   ;D

Now, I'm super curious how big Elizabeth's role is going to be here. I thought they were gonna get a much cheaper, lesser known actress for this role, but this intrigues me a lot.

(Should we make a new thread for this?)
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Post by: Steve 7216 on April 22, 2017, 01:29:30 AM
This is good news indeed.  It's nice to read real news and not all these different media outlets reporting about that damn tattoo.   :)

At least MR is going to be in a real film as opposed to the nihilistic garbage she did recently (Suicide Squad).
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Post by: jlent on April 22, 2017, 10:44:26 AM
Yes, time to move on.
And yet:
"Ed Sheeran reveals that Galway Girl tattoo prank with Saoirse Ronan was a load of rubbish"
I KNEW it had to be.
http://metro.co.uk/2017/04/21/ed-sheeran-reveals-that-galway-girl-tattoo-prank-with-saoirse-ronan-was-a-load-of-rubbish-6588590/  (http://metro.co.uk/2017/04/21/ed-sheeran-reveals-that-galway-girl-tattoo-prank-with-saoirse-ronan-was-a-load-of-rubbish-6588590/)
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Post by: MarkRoick on April 24, 2017, 06:12:14 PM
The world premiere of Loving Vincent is taking place in France!

http://lovingvincent.com/loving-vincent-world-premiere-at-annecy,219,pl.html

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Today we are thrilled to announce that the world premiere of Loving Vincent will be held at the 2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France. The film has been selected to screen in competition in the festival’s Official Selection, returning to Annecy after presenting as a Work in Progress back in 2015.

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival runs from 12th - 17th June 2017. More international film festival screenings for Loving Vincent will be announced soon - sign up to our newsletter for updates.
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Post by: Steve 7216 on April 27, 2017, 08:29:51 PM
Here's an update on "The Seagull" from Deadline Hollywood:

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Annette Bening & Saoirse Ronan Drama ‘The Seagull’ Flies To Hyde Park Ahead Of Cannes

by Anthony D'Alessandro
April 27, 2017 9:15am
 
INTERNATIONAL
BREAKING NEWS
ASHOK AMRITRAJ
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
HYDE PARK ENTERTAINMENT

THE SEAGULL

Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park International has taken international sales on the feature adaptation of the Anton Chekhov play The Seagull starring Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan. Pic is currently in the final stages of post production. The Seagull was previously represented by K5.

Pic is directed by Michael Mayer, who is best known as the Tony Award-winning theater director of the hit Broadway musicals Spring Awakening, American Idiot, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch as well as feature director of A Home at the End of the World. Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss and newcomer Billy Howle also star. Stephan Kram, the 2016 Tony Award winner for The Humans, wrote the feature adaptation. While set in 1903 Russia, The Seagull is fresh and modern and as relevant now as when it was first produced. It is the story of eight people, all of whom are fatally in love with the wrong person.

The Seagull is produced by Tom Hulce, Leslie Urdang, Robert Salerno and Jay Franke and David Herro. WME and CAA are handling North American rights.

Said Hyde Park’s Carl Clifton, “We’re delighted to have brought The Seagull into the Hyde Park fold and I’m personally thrilled to continue working with Leslie and Tom on it. We can’t wait to screen the film to buyers everywhere and to bring this evergreen classic to audiences across the world.”

http://tinyurl.com/msupqws (http://tinyurl.com/msupqws)
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: CountJohn on April 28, 2017, 02:29:29 AM
Cool, I was starting to wonder if that would ever get a significant release. It looks like it may now.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Poetswan on April 28, 2017, 10:04:55 AM
But it will only be screened to buyers right? Its not finished yet, I wonder whats taking so long.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: tigheman on April 28, 2017, 02:01:48 PM
Good to hear news about 3 of her films in the past week.  I think it's time to make a separate thread for each film being released this year.  Till then:

The Seagull - so who has domestic distribution rights in the US?  When I first read the release I thought it was going to be at Cannes, guess not.

Loving Vincent - as an animation fan I really can't wait much longer for this release.  It's a smallish part for Ronan but I'm just so glad she's a part of it.

Mary Queen of Scots - I think Robbie is hoping this will be her Grace Kelly "The Country Girl" moment when people take her seriously as an actress.  And it could help with a wider distribution when released.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on April 28, 2017, 02:53:47 PM
I don't know what Robbie's thinking. She has a serious-sounding film coming up in the completed "Goodbye Christopher Robin," in which she plays the wife of Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne (played by Brooklyn's Domhnal Gleeson, btw) but she will also play Tonya Harding in "I, Tonya," which, going by the title and subject matter, sounds tawdry as hell.

As for The Seagull, I long ago gave up hope on it. The press release sounds like an attempt to create gold out of lead. I'm sure they are saying "final stages of post-production" based on what it says at IMDB, but the thing has supposedly been in post-production for a year and a half. This a filmed play with no special effects. I don't believe for a second it's not finished. And didn't they try marketing this at Cannes last year? But by lowering expectations, I'll be happy to be proven wrong.

As for Loving Vincent, it's so different in scope and execution from just about anything out there it could go in any direction, from critical darling to cringing embarrassment to simple meh.

I'm optimistic on Lady Bird, especially after reading Gretta Gerwig's comment about Saoirse. And I'm REALLY looking forward to On Chesil Beach, which was my dream role for her even back when Carey Mulligan was attached. The film only had to languish and Saoirse only had to grow up, and both happened.

MQOS is the kind of film that could bring her more attention than anything else she has done before
     
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Poetswan on April 28, 2017, 07:08:30 PM
I am also really optimistic about lady bird Jlent, having liked other movies from Gerwig and knowing how this is such a different role from what Saoirse has done before makes me excited for it to be good. I hope, if the movie is a sucess, that she gets the opportunity to star in more comedies, I think the producers are probably typecasting her in dramas.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on April 28, 2017, 09:32:52 PM
Yes, Poetswan. And all these films coming up will showcase different qualities.
I'm so glad that "ethereal spirit" phase is over.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on April 30, 2017, 12:26:02 PM
Perhaps your skepicism about The Seagull is well founded jlent.  It's been so long, and in the press release, there is a reference to another company that preceded the new one tasked with selling the film to distributers.  The director has been very busy over the last year with the production of Funny Girl in London and Hedric, but it still seems like he and the editor should have had plenty of time to finish the film.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: MMSouth on May 01, 2017, 10:42:07 AM
Loving Vincent - Having seen a few Loving Vincent teasers, a question in my mind is whether the oil painting based animation technique will be fluid on the screen.  The media info says that the film utilises 65,000 frames each of which is an individual oil painting.  The behind the scenes video shows that they actually reuse the same painting many times by erasing and repainting the characters who are moving against the background.  If the film is say 90 minutes long then the frame rate would be 65,000 / 90 / 60 = 12 frames per second.  But traditional animation is based on a frame rate of 24 frames per second.  Typically some drawings are held for one frame and some drawings are held for two frames.  No doubt the producers will have gone for the best tradeoff between cost/time of production and aesthetics of the final product.  And maybe the viewer will adjust to any idiosyncrasies of the animation technique and get sucked into the story after the first few scenes.  But I wonder whether a frame rate of around 12 frames per second would be adequate to generate totally smooth perception of motion?  That’s quite apart from how well the artists can render the live action onto canvas in Van Gogh’s post-impressionist styles.  Hopefully one of you knows more about animation techniques than I do...
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: MarkRoick on May 01, 2017, 01:08:01 PM
Actually a lot of animations are drawn with 12 frames per second instead of 24, the process is known as "drawing on twos" because each frame is photographed twice.

I think the trailer and promotional footage clearly shows the style that will be used in the final movie. It's not particularly realistic, but then it's not meant to be; it's meant to be the style of Van Gogh - but animated. When I first saw the trailer it reminded me of the similarly rotoscoped animation of A Scanner Darkly.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on May 04, 2017, 10:35:09 AM
The Galway Girl video is out, complete with "Galway Grill" but only a tease of any violin playing. Not at as good as my imagination was hoping but certainly not terrible.
On edit: After watching the video six or seven times now I'm warming to it. It's mostly shot by Sheeran from his POV so Saoirse is in it A LOT. I like the ending after he's revived and Saoirse smiles a lovely smile and takes him to the roof window.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87gWaABqGYs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87gWaABqGYs)
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on May 04, 2017, 12:41:56 PM
Hey, jlent.  Here's a little article about the video and favorable fan reactions: http://tinyurl.com/lopuloe

I'm not into her dye job....there's nothing wrong with her natural hair.  The song.... :-[  It's not bad although he could have included a few closeup shots.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on May 04, 2017, 06:30:42 PM
That 'do was done only recently and first revealed in Instagrams:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BTOuUWGDrcQ/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BTOuUWGDrcQ/)
and
https://www.instagram.com/p/BTMkhenjNt1/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BTMkhenjNt1/)
and
855936517667119104[/tweet]] (http://[tweet)[/url]

My friend and I were debating it. She hates it. I figure it was done for the video and won't last long - a two-toned job creating dark roots and everything else platinum. I doubt anyone's seen Saoirse's natural hair color for many, many years.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Poetswan on May 04, 2017, 08:11:37 PM
Now I really wanna see Saoirse in a comedy :)
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: canvro on May 05, 2017, 04:20:27 PM
Galway Girl MV certainly was a very fresh view of her, song is catchy and she will have a nice exposure.

Now I really wanna see Saoirse in a comedy :)
Thinking this right now with high enthusiasm.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on May 05, 2017, 07:51:47 PM
More people, or at least more young people, will see the video than they have seen any of her movies. I wonder if this will move her "Starmeter."
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on May 05, 2017, 11:35:51 PM
Good point jlent.  Have you seen "Their Finest"?
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on May 06, 2017, 12:19:03 AM
I've heard of it, but that's about it. World War II drama with Gemma Arterton. Any good?
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on May 06, 2017, 02:21:53 AM
Yes, it just ended its relatively short run down here.  Such a shame so many people don't know what a quality film is anymore.  It's well written and focuses on those who were making films in a very difficult environment while trying to help the war effort at the same time.  There are so many great stories to be told about the war years whether fictional or otherwise.  Terrific cast as well.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: MMSouth on May 06, 2017, 08:08:17 AM
Did you notice that Saoirse throws a bullseye in Galway Girl?  (Maybe done with smoke and mirrors?)
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: PMG on May 06, 2017, 02:44:06 PM
Good exposure I suppose, albeit a silly song. I can't believe the number of views for GG on YouTube. Didn't realize Sheeran had such a huge following. Not my cup-of-tea, I much prefer Hozier.

Whatever the genre, I'd be first in line. 
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Bella on May 06, 2017, 08:24:59 PM
Yeah, he's everywhere, especially his singles. His most popular one this year got 800 million last time I checked. GG will at least get 100 mill.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on May 08, 2017, 05:55:11 PM
FYI, I don't have IMDB Pro but Saoirse, who is listed in the top 500 on their Starmeter, is up 213 points this week. She was down 27 last week. I'm guessing it's all from the Galway Girl video.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: PMG on May 09, 2017, 10:43:07 AM
Not my cup-of-tea, I much prefer Hozier.

So it seems does Saoirse... according to this rag.

https://tinyurl.com/myhdbla (https://tinyurl.com/myhdbla)
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Poetswan on May 09, 2017, 02:15:54 PM
Its so weird to see Saoirse being so much on the news :) even dating speculation is happening.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on May 09, 2017, 02:17:05 PM
Yeah, it's suddenly everywhere today
I appreciate the subhead on one:
"Prepare yourselves, we might just have an all-time A-List Irish celeb couple on our hands here."
http://www.dailyedge.ie/Saoirse-Ronan-hozier-3380008-May2017/ (http://www.dailyedge.ie/Saoirse-Ronan-hozier-3380008-May2017/)
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Poetswan on May 09, 2017, 02:21:45 PM
You gotta love the irish headlines ;D
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: canvro on May 09, 2017, 07:40:08 PM
Wow on the MQoS budget, and everything else, I wonder if it's true

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/802438/mary-queen-of-scots-film (http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/802438/mary-queen-of-scots-film)
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Pepe on May 09, 2017, 08:23:53 PM
Fake news. Turns out Saoirse isn't dating Hozier and they are actually just good friends.

https://www.goss.ie/featured/exclusive-hozier-saoirse-ronan-definitely-not-dating-103592 (https://www.goss.ie/featured/exclusive-hozier-saoirse-ronan-definitely-not-dating-103592)
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on May 09, 2017, 08:49:14 PM
Ł180 million for MQOS? That's NUTS. That translates to almost $233 million. For production!
Is there a typo? 
But if this number is correct it would make it the 15th most expensive film of ALL TIME, just behind Avatar and ahead of The Dark Knight Rises.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_expensive_films (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_expensive_films)

Frankly, I cannot yet believe it.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on May 09, 2017, 10:24:37 PM
Hello canvro.  I believe the article meant to contain a figure of 18M pounds which would be a healthy figure for a Working Title film.  In fact, if you guys recall, the executive producer of Brooklyn was interviewed at Sundance and specifically said they thought the film would be budgeted at 20M, but some investor backed away, and the film was produced at a bit over 10M.  For a historical drama like MQOS, an 18M pound budget is rather sufficient.  Epic films with CGI and large casts require a 180M pound budget.  MQOS is on a much smaller scale.

The "dating" news was apparently corrected pretty quickly.  BTW, I never believed she hooked up with the young man from HILN.  If you think about it, it's difficult if not impossible to completely keep the paps and entertainment press from figuring out who actors/celebs are dating and/or associated with in their private lives.  Saoirse has been very effective in keeping a lid on that stuff....probably for a reason.     
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Poetswan on May 09, 2017, 11:00:01 PM
180M for a period movie would be completely mental, even those big superhero movies doesn't get as much,but I am happy the movie has being greenlit. Now all we need is some "Lady Bird" and "On Chesil Beach" news.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: BrazenRaisin on May 10, 2017, 10:07:35 AM
Fake news. Turns out Saoirse isn't dating Hozier and they are actually just good friends.

https://www.goss.ie/featured/exclusive-hozier-saoirse-ronan-definitely-not-dating-103592 (https://www.goss.ie/featured/exclusive-hozier-saoirse-ronan-definitely-not-dating-103592)

Heh, not a good look for The Sun. A "source" who had seen them together multiple times but couldn't provide any actual details whatsoever clearly didn't actually exist and it was awfully convenient that the only two people who could possibly disprove such an unsubstantiated rumour were the two least likely to comment on it. Also, there were never any rumours that she and Emory Cohen were dating.

Not that I'm convinced Goss has a source, either. The most sensible conclusion was that somebody read about them being at the same Bruno Mars concert and decided to take advantage of Saoirse's preference for keeping a tight lid on her personal life to a run a story that was vague enough that it couldn't come back to bite them.

BTW, I never believed she hooked up with the young man from HILN.  If you think about it, it's difficult if not impossible to completely keep the paps and entertainment press from figuring out who actors/celebs are dating and/or associated with in their private lives.  Saoirse has been very effective in keeping a lid on that stuff....probably for a reason.

I'm sure that one actually happened. Saoirse's never acknowledged it herself, of course, but Meg Rosoff corroborated it after it slipped out of Kevin Macdonald's mouth and the small portion of her Gentlewoman interview that touches on her love life--which features a rare comment from Saoirse--also mentions it:

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“I still need time to fuck up and make mistakes,” Saoirse said. She’s lucky: she’s got a job she’s good at. But she’s got her 20s to endure, a decade famous for its agonised self-questioning disguised as a great night out; she’ll have to negotiate where to live, how to live, who to love. She’s not with anyone at the moment, her first serious relationship, with fellow actor George MacKay, having come to an end. She met him while filming How I Live Now, directed by Kevin Macdonald. “He was Saoirse’s first proper boyfriend,” said Macdonald at the time, “and, in a way, I think she was living through the same thing that the character is going through.” As with Brooklyn, life and art synchronised. Now, she’s in a try-them-on-for-size moment. “I think it’s one of the learning curves for me, just different people I’ve had feelings for, and that’s changed with each person. It’s definitely something you can bring into your work.”

I think the reason her personal life so rarely comes up, even in tabloid rags, is that, in addition to her preferring to keep her private life private, she spends most of her free time in Ireland and the publications there are good about respecting her privacy. I hope her being the target of The Sun's terrible "journalism" is an isolated incident of poor judgement and not a sign of things changing. It'd be awful if she ever feels she has to move away from Ireland because she no longer feels comfortable.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on May 10, 2017, 11:40:57 AM
Hello BR.  How are you?  Did you just find us or have you known about where we migrated?
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: BrazenRaisin on May 10, 2017, 12:53:55 PM
Hello BR.  How are you?  Did you just find us or have you known about where we migrated?

I'm good, thanks! I actually registered when the forum went up but just haven't gotten around to posting until now.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on May 10, 2017, 01:36:00 PM
I see.  There has obviously been a real news gap for quite a while unless one thinks making a music video is a big deal.  Given the finished films and the ones in post-production, we should be getting word soon about at least a couple of her projects.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: BrazenRaisin on May 10, 2017, 02:48:52 PM
I see.  There has obviously been a real news gap for quite a while unless one thinks making a music video is a big deal.  Given the finished films and the ones in post-production, we should be getting word soon about at least a couple of her projects.

Yeah, I imagine more information on/media of Lady Bird and On Chesil Beach (and hopefully The Seagull) can't be too far away now.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Bella on May 10, 2017, 05:15:33 PM
Huh it's kinda odd though. It was just that one website who provided their denial. The other Irish sites are still reporting it...

Yeah, her HILN romance was probably real because it was revealed by the director. it wasn't leaked by the rags. That was around the time after the Host where her star faded a bit, and Mackay was a nobody so it made sense the press never cared much about it.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: BrazenRaisin on May 10, 2017, 08:01:24 PM
Huh it's kinda odd though. It was just that one website who provided their denial. The other Irish sites are still reporting it...

Everybody else is just regurgitating The Sun's report in hopes of sharing in the clicks.

Daily Edge:
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The Irish Sun is reporting today that Hozier and Saoirse Ronan have enjoyed a “string of dates” in Dublin in recent months.

Goss (the original article is still up):
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A source told The Irish Sun, "They really enjoy each other's company, they seemed to be having a ball. They make a very cute and extremely talented couple."

Evoke:
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According to the Irish Sun: ‘They really enjoy each other’s company, they seemed to be having a ball.’

Irish Mirror:
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A source told the Irish Sun: "They really enjoy each other’s company, they seemed to be having a ball. They make a very cute and extremely talented couple."

And so on. I suppose it's not surprising that Goss's follow-up article is going unnoticed as "These people aren't dating" isn't as juicy.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on May 10, 2017, 09:56:15 PM
There has obviously been a real news gap for quite a while unless one thinks making a music video is a big deal.
I'm one of those who thinks it's a big deal. As I mentioned before, it moved her Starmeter up 213 points from a level already in the top 500 and that more young people will see the video than have seen her movies.
And if you look at the comments on the video, besides the many, many, many "OMG I'm in love with her" and "I want her to be my Galway Girl" comments are scores of "Who is she?" and "She's/is she the girl from Lovely Bones/Hanna/Grand Budapest, etc."
This is major exposure I don't think should be ignored.
Yes, there has been a news gap. This her first viewable peformance since "Brooklyn" more than a year and a half ago. It's just unexpected as we await Lady Bird, On Chesil Beach and MQOS.
 It's a nice appetizer. The main course is just up ahead.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on May 11, 2017, 03:49:00 PM
There was no email notification regarding your post.  I can't figure out why I received notifications for a bunch of recent posts on this thread and then nothing for the latest.

I just might be moving on from this pub stuff jlent.  The likelihood is Saoirse will make a big splash from another Oscar nom before she appears in a blockbuster type film.  I'm glad she has benefited from this video exposure wise, but it just doesn't move my needle like it did in the past.  When she was in the top ten or fifteen on the Star Meter a while back, I'll admit to taking pleasure from the high ranking, but over time the respect she has from within the industry resonates more with me.

I'm the type who never forgets a face, so when I watched "The Circle" yesterday, I immediately recognized the actress playing the best friend of Watson's main character.  I didn't research the two "Galaxy" films and never realized Karen Gillan was Nebula.  I thought about it while watching and said to myself, "she was in a horror film I saw a few years ago."  When I checked her out on IMDB last night, I was super-surprised to see her ranked #2!  Then I found out she played Nebula and everything made sense.  For the most part, the rankings have to do with topicality and obviously blockbusters that are so much a part of the popular culture.  Hell, given Watson's fame and the massive success of BATB, she still was below Gillan at 27.  As an aside, it was so obvious to me Gillan is a far better actress than Watson just from yesterday's screening.  And the most affecting moment in Galaxy 2 was after Gamora fought with and saved her sister from the burning spacecraft, Nebula finally admitted that she just "wanted a sister" (as opposed to a fellow combatant) while growing up.  Doesn't it say something that a real human moment is the best part of a film with a lot of humor and loads of eye-candy special effects?   :)

In any event, I'm off on a tangent here.  I'm not saying the recent pub is totally irrelevant, but I've been thinking a lot about the expected high quality work we'll be able to see in the near future.  Because Gerwig is such an indie darling and so well liked by a lot of critics, the film should start off with a lot of goodwill.  In addition, I'm sensing the script may be very good because the director has been waiting years to tell her story.  OCB will require a great performance from her, and I'm very confident she can pull it off.   
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on May 11, 2017, 04:40:08 PM
I'm with you, though I think any publicity is good publicity and there hasn't been any for Saoirse in months.
I'm sure you're right about the "Starmeter."
BTW, did you know Pom Klementieff, also of Guardians of the Galaxy, is no. 1 on the Starmeter this week?
She also made a movie called "Porn in the Hood" in 2012.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on May 11, 2017, 10:50:23 PM
Yes, right after I saw Gillan's ranking, I was curious as to who held #1.  So, I checked and was surprised because I've no idea who the actress was portraying Mantis.  However, given the film is over one half a billion worldwide, my guess is people have curiosity about two actresses who are relatively unknown but made an impression in Galaxy 2. 

When I saw Oculas' debut in theaters, Gillan was the clear standout.  Brenton Thwaites was the male lead, but although he is likely to be cast in a lot of films going forward, her acting chops in the film soared far above his.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on May 18, 2017, 12:45:19 AM
I'm just posting this because On Chesil Beach is on the hot list for sale. The Seagull is not, and the news last month was that it might be. I never thought it possible.

http://deadline.com/2017/05/cannes-movie-hot-titles-1202095532/  (http://deadline.com/2017/05/cannes-movie-hot-titles-1202095532/)
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on May 18, 2017, 03:31:15 AM
It would nice to get some news at least about foreign distribution during the festival.  I should check to see how full Fox Searchlight's schedule of films is for this fall/winter.  I'm wondering about The Seagull due to the last article about it.  If you recall, the announcement of the company now handling the sale was followed by a reference to another one who evidently had the property for a while.  I guess they couldn't move it.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on May 18, 2017, 04:01:32 AM
I'm guessing The Seagull will go straight to DVD and only if and when OCB becomes a hit and they want to capitalize on the Saoirse/Howle connection as best they can.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on May 18, 2017, 01:59:38 PM
Here is an article concerning Nikole Beckwith's homecoming and special screenings of Stockholm Pennsylvania:

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Dramatic homecoming; Newburyport native returns to debut her first movie

Newburyport native returns to debut her first movie

By Terry Date tdate@eagletribune.com  2 hrs ago

Dramatic homecoming; Newburyport native returns to debut her first movie

Homespun talent Nikole Beckwith acted on local stages from childhood and sketched cartoons about local life as a teen. Now, at 36, she returns to her hometown of Newburyport for screenings of her feature film debut — “Stockholm, Pennsylvania.”

Friends, family and fans will celebrate this quirky, funny, personable and creative young woman who still doesn’t have a driver’s license.

“It is a big deal that she is going to be here,” said Alan Bull, 52, a local artist who made the poster for the May 19-25 showings at the Screening Room — two of which will include question-and-answer sessions with Beckwith.   

Bull, who met Beckwith 20 years ago when both were in a local production of “Romeo and Juliet,” still counts as his best birthday gift ever the one that Beckwith made him when she was a teenager.

She took 20 photographs of random people around town holding up signs that read, “Happy birthday, Alan.” For each photo, she wrote vignettes that imagined that person’s fondest memories of Bull.

Bull still has the construction paper and yarn creation.

Beckwith kept creating, and working — at clothing stores, restaurants, and, later, as a nanny and personal assistant.

She honed acting and writing skills at The Actors Studio of Newburyport, Theater in the Open and anywhere else she could.

Greg Moss, now a University of New Mexico theater professor, lived with Beckwith above The Grog Restaurant in Newburyport around 2000. They made plays and devised projects to learn from each other.

“Nikole was one of the funniest, most creative people I’d ever met — she drew comics, wrote, acted in plays and films, performed one-woman shows — and talked and talked a mile a minute,” Moss said.

Later, Beckwith studied her craft in residencies and fellowships. Her script for “Stockholm, Pennsylvania” won a $35,000 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting in 2012.

The movie had its U.S. premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and its European premiere at the Stockholm International Film Festival, both in 2015.

Shown nationally on the Lifetime cable network, “Stockholm, Pennsylvania,” tells the story of a young woman — played by Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan — who was abducted as a child. She is returned home to her biological parents — Emmy Award winner Cynthia Nixon plays the mom — after living 17 years with her kidnapper, portrayed by Golden Globe nominee Jason Isaacs.

Beckwith’s second movie, “3 Generations,” came out in limited release earlier this month and stars Susan Sarandon, Naomi Watts and Elle Fanning.

Newburyport remains close to her heart.

And she remains close to Newburyport’s heart.

Brendan Pelsue took classes from Beckwith when he was 8 or 9 and later had bit roles in musicals that she helped write and were performed on stages in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York.

“Suffice it to say, she is nothing less than a giant and a legend in Newburyport, and this town better never forget it,” Pelsue said.

At age 24, Beckwith’s writing won her a monthlong residency at Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida.

People in Newburyport held a fundraiser for Beckwith to pay her way, an unexpected and cherished act of generosity.

“I was constantly on the verge of happy tears at that time,” Beckwith said. “It really meant a lot.”

Beckwith, who resides in Brooklyn, is looking forward to coming home for this weekend’s screenings.

“The whole time I was writing and making the film, I looked forward to it playing in my hometown theater, the very place where I discovered independent film,” she said.

After this Friday’s showing of “Stockholm, Pennsylvania,” writer and Newburyport native Kate Bolick will moderate the Q&A discussion.

Bolick, a journalist, published author and New York University teacher, also lives in Brooklyn and is good friends with Beckwith.

Bolick said that Beckwith made her way in New York City, a wildly expensive and competitive place, through talent and the strong foundation she had built in Newburyport.

“Thankfully, she is a brilliant, creative person and also brilliant at making friends, and has found people who really love her in New York City,” Bolick said.

Holly Little Van Straaten, 38, who lives in Danvers, first met Beckwith when they were girls in a Newburyport production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Little Van Straaten remembers Beckwith as an adventuresome teen, at times sarcastic or confrontational and often hilarious — and one of the few in Newburyport not to have a driver’s license.

Beckwith has forged a career without formal education or wealth. She’s made it happen by way of hard work and drawing on the close, nurturing relationships she developed in Newburyport, Little Van Straaten said.

Beckwith grew up near downtown Newburyport, making basement plays, playing music in living rooms and organizing art shows in the street. She has a sister, Keri, and brother, Colby.

Her mom, Anne Neal, now lives in Bradford, and her dad, Derek Beckwith, lives in Beverly.

Nikole Beckwith spent a rebellious year at Newburyport High School — rocking the boat in handmade T-shirts — before transferring to and flourishing at Sudbury Valley School, a largely student-run school in Framingham.

Beckwith lived in Newburyport until she was 25.

A turning point came when she was fired from a job at a local shoe store for not vacuuming.

It motivated her to move. She took a job that she had been offered as a personal assistant to a writer in New York City and pursued her own writing life there, as well.

She has made her living from writing since 2012.

Bonniejean Wilbur, 55, and her husband, Paul Wann, know Beckwith through Newburyport theater.

“She is a generous actor,” Wilbur said. “She is warm and welcoming and creates a space with you and is a wonderful listener on stage and off.”

Beckwith stays close to Wilbur and Wann, who live in Byfield, often sending them postcards and handmade banners printed with thoughtful sayings. Wann will moderate a Q&A with Beckwith on Sunday night.

One of Beckwith’s former bosses, Ganesh Imports owner Bill Bixby, said that she always saw humor in everyday things in the Newburyport store.

She and a co-worker would make funny cartoons on pieces of paper, their humor drawn from the day at work.

“We are really proud of her,” Bixby said. “It’s always nice to see her, but it is so cool that she is as successful as she is.”

If you go

What: “Stockholm, Pennsylvania,” a film by Newburyport native Nikole Beckwith

When: May 19-25, with showings Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 4:15, 6:30 and 8:45 p.m.; Sunday at 4:15 and 6:30 p.m.; and Monday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Q&A sessions to follow the Friday and Sunday evening screenings.

Where: Screening Room, 82 State St., Newburyport

How much: Film presented through special arrangements with Lifetime, which allows no theatrical showings of its films. The network asks attendees to donate in lieu of buying regular tickets.

More information: 978-462-3456 or www.newburyportmovies.com

http://tinyurl.com/lw84ajy (http://tinyurl.com/lw84ajy)
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: MMSouth on May 19, 2017, 10:01:06 AM
The Seagull is the first film listed on Hyde Park Entertainment's website under "Projects Coming Soon & In Theatres".  Prime position!  Maybe it's still alive.  Running time is 93 minutes.

http://www.hydeparkentertainment.com/projects/#current-projects
http://www.hydeparkentertainment.com/projects/the-seagull/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4682136/combined

Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on May 19, 2017, 06:10:00 PM
One can only hope. A big part of my sadness about this is that The Seagull is a wonderful play, one of my absolute favorites. I've read it, seen it staged twice, seen it on TV once. With Saoirse in it playing a highly complex role (Natalie Portman was criticized for not being able to pull it off when she played it in Central Park years ago)  it should have been extraordinary.
Chekhov called the play a comedy and parts of it could be played that way, but it's not funny.
I was working on a scorecard because everybody in it is in love with someone who is in love with someone. else

If you'll indulge me, here's what I came up with. You have Medvedenko (Thomas Hettrick) who loves Masha (Elizabeth Moss) who loves experimental writer Konstantine Treplev (Billy Howle), who loves Nina (Saoirse Ronan) who loves mainstream writer Trigorin (Corey Stoll) who loves himself but is involved with great actress Arkadina (Annette Benning) who loves Trigorin (Corey Stoll) who has an affair with Nina (Saoirse Ronan) who is the neighbor of Sorin (Brian Dennehy) on whose estate this all takes place and who is the brother of Arkadina (Annette Benning), who is the mother of Treplev (Billy Howle).  Sorin (Brian Dennehy) is also the boss of estate caretaker Shamrayev (Glenn Fleshler) who is married to Polina (Mare Winningham) who is in a long term affair with Dr. Dorn (Jon Tenney) who is pretty content about it all and is the balanced one in the story who blames the moon for making everybody crazy.
The story is quite Oedipal and one of these people dies.
Got all that?   
The main characters are Arkadina, Treplev, Nina and Trigorin, but I guess Arkadina and Treplev are the most main, though the ones you'll probably care about most are Treplev and Nina.
OK, I'm done. 
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on May 19, 2017, 10:13:04 PM
It has probably endured partly because the situation sounds like real life.   :)  I still think this sounds like a film Sony Classics should release.  I wonder though because the market especially now through the entire summer is so difficult for a film like this.  This is art house all the way.
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Post by: jlent on May 20, 2017, 01:29:40 AM
Oh yeah, it was always going to be art house, all the way. Chekov's last four plays are all classics: The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters.  Three Sisters is probably the best, but my soft spot is for The Seagull, the most conventional of the four in structure.
FYI, the first time I ever saw Meryl Streep was not in a film, it was in The Cherry Orchard on Boadway in 1977. Yes, I'm old.
But you know what pisses me off? How come you're considered a "Jr. Member" while I'm still a "Newbie"? 
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on May 20, 2017, 02:48:04 AM
 :D  You must start posting more jlent.  Are you itching for some real news or what?  Putting aside "The Seagull," at least "OCB" and "Lady Bird" will be late fall/winter plays.  We're going to get first reactions/reviews from the fall festivals.   
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on May 20, 2017, 02:49:35 AM
Exactly. I'm just biding my time waiting for real news.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on May 21, 2017, 01:02:35 AM
Finally, here's some real news everyone:

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Douglas Booth, Saoirse Ronan-voiced 'Loving Vincent' sells to US
20 May, 2017 | By Jeremy Kay

 
EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit CMG also inks Canada, Germany deals on animation.

Edward Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group (CMG) has closed deals for the US and English-speaking Canada and Germany on hot seller Loving Vincent.

The painted animation about the life and death of Vincent van Gogh stars Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Chris O’Dowd, Saoirse Ronan and Eleanor Tomlinson and gets its world premiere at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival next month followed by other festivals to be announced.

Los Angeles-based Good Deed acquired the US and English-speaking Canada after CMG brokered the deal with vice-president of acquisitions and distribution Kristin Harris.

Weltkino head of acquisitions Bianca Obermaier and CEO Dietmar Guentsche took Germany and Austria.

Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman co-directed and Welchman produced with Ivan MacTaggart and Sean Bobbitt.

David Parfitt and Silver Reel’s Claudia Bluemhuber and Ian Hutchinson served as executive producers.

Loving Vincent has now sold in more than 30 territories. It took more than five years to make and comprises more than 62,450 individual frames painted in oils. Clint Mansell of Black Swan fame composed the score.

“We are very excited to be adding Loving Vincent to our fall line-up this year and have a number of cross-media promotional opportunities in mind for the German and Austrian market,” Koelmel said.

http://tinyurl.com/mymwrym (http://tinyurl.com/mymwrym)

I wanted to add this link of the film's page on the festival's website:

http://tinyurl.com/m98pocr (http://tinyurl.com/m98pocr)
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: BrazenRaisin on May 23, 2017, 02:08:56 PM
The Sun has reported that Saoirse's production company made a profit of €400k (https://www.thesun.ie/tvandshowbiz/1036579/saoirse-ronans-film-production-company-made-a-profit-of-more-than-e400000-in-2016-new-figures-reveal/):

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A record year for Slaney Productions Limited saw profits rocket by €408,352 during 2016, leaving the firm with cash pile of €453,110 at the end of last year.

As far as I can tell, though, the company hasn't backed any projects thus far. She's spoken in the past about wanting to try her hand at producing one day, so maybe she's gearing up for that. That would be the real story here. €400k isn't a lot as far as filmmaking is concerned, however I'd guess she'd begin with local productions. Lower cost, less risk.

And with The Sun being The Sun:

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Saoirse went out on a number of dates with Hozier.

Just as conspicuously baseless as it was two weeks ago, but the strong past tense does stand out. I suppose this is The Sun's way of acknowledging they were wrong.

Edit: And Twitter is abuzz with the news that Amazon has picked up the TV adaptation of Hanna. Those are some big shoes to fill.
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Post by: Poetswan on May 23, 2017, 09:23:04 PM
I am thrilled with the Hanna news, i think the could make a great serie since tv has been becoming so good. I will have to try not be too judgemental with the main actress they choose  ;D of course she will never be as good as Saoirse.
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Post by: Steve 7216 on May 23, 2017, 11:59:16 PM
Here's The Hollywood Reporter's link: http://tinyurl.com/kz3l8xp (http://tinyurl.com/kz3l8xp)

There's a lot they could do with the series.  For example, Seth Lochhead was the one who wrote the original story while he was still in school, but he and the writer who shared screenwriting credit had envisioned a twist where Marissa actually was Hanna's mother in the very first version.  One can sort of intuit that this might have been a possibility from a careful watching of the film, but it wouldn't have been too cool for her commit matricide at the very end.  So, they created a different mom and a backstory around her.  However, this should be included in the series, for it certainly will lend a very serious and dramatic arc to her character.

In addition, I felt long ago if they had given us a follow-up film that we'd discover more children had actually survived when the program was "closed" by whoever had authority over it at the time.  Hanna is now compelled to find these survivors, and there is one male her age who would understand her better than anyone else in the world.   ;)

Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Poetswan on May 25, 2017, 11:04:56 PM
Hanna meeting up with other kids would be a great storyline Steve, and I also thought about the possibility of Marissa being her mother, but I recently rewatched the movie and its started that Hanna's real mother was picked at an abortion clinic, which would imply that she was already pregnant with Hanna when the agency contacted her, although that totally goes against the fact that Hanna is genetically modified, because how would they change her DNA if she was already a fetus?
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on May 25, 2017, 11:50:25 PM
Hanna is the type of film where the fine details aren't the most important for the viewer.  You just have to go with the flow.   :)  I'm pretty sure the real mom in the film and her story were created as the production added Farr as the co-script writer.  The way in which the children were genetically enhanced sort of escapes me, but again, I believe the film is part fantasy/fairy tale, and those types of granular details are not the most critical elements compared to the off- kilter feel and strange vibe of the film.

Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: MMSouth on May 26, 2017, 11:14:50 PM
Extract from latest Loving Vincent newsletter which highlights the cast attendees at the Annecy first screening:

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Win tickets to Annecy:
We have a pair of tickets to be won to the Loving Vincent World Premiere in Annecy! The lucky fans will get to see the film at the screening on 13 June, which will be attended by cast members Douglas Booth (Armand Roulin) and Eleanor Tomlinson (Adeline Ravoux) as well as members of our crew and painting animators who worked on the film.
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Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on May 27, 2017, 03:48:01 AM
I hope the film makes a big splash considering the unprecedented effort made by having so many artist paint literally thousands of paintings that will represent each frame.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on June 01, 2017, 06:06:33 PM
It's not a huge deal, but it looks like Saoirse has established a twitter account:

http://tinyurl.com/yase7ucq
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on June 01, 2017, 06:14:38 PM
It's not her, alas. The first tweet from it:
852228543299731456[/tweet]] (http://[tweet)Invalid Tweet ID[/url]
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on June 01, 2017, 09:04:16 PM
 :D  Oh well.  I guess it's in keeping with her views about social media in general.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on June 01, 2017, 09:29:21 PM
Steve, my actress friend, who is much younger than I, is appalled, APPALLED I tell you, that Saoirse deleted her Twitter account, saying up and coming actors are expected not only to use Twitter, but to exploit it to build their base. On the other hand, I was on a Saoirse site a few weeks ago and noticed my friend, who I always figured was just humoring me with my Saoirse-tude, was following it. My work here is done. I attribute it to the time we saw The Crucible together last year. She was as excited as I was. Speaking of which, have you ever watched that Crucible video?  I haven't been able to get into it, but I haven't given it much of a chance. 
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on June 01, 2017, 09:55:37 PM
When I first bought the file, I did watch her first scene, and considering the technology used, the result quality-wise was pretty decent.  I wanted to get back into it, but for some unknown reason, my Quicktime won't open the file anymore.  This is strange because I obviously watched some of it when I received the original link.  I did attempt to download another player, but my Mac wouldn't let me do it. 

Honestly, I'm amazed at the energy and determination it must have taken to slog through who knows how many performances.  I'm aware she didn't have as much stage time as the leads, but it must be utterly grueling to do that after night plus two shows on some days.  God.

I realize Saoirse is likely to hit the stage again someday, but I feel strongly that she is truly special within the medium of film, and I therefore hope she mainly takes movie roles.

I'm very curious about OCB and Ladybird as it relates to whether she is able to take her craft to another level.  She's already amazing, so I may be asking for a little too much.

I was extremely juiced when Mark pointed out the key twist to me in OCH.  i must have had a blindspot because after re-reading the scene, it was pretty obvious the little girl was Florence's child.  What a gut punch!  I wonder exactly how IM might slightly change the ending sequences as her co-lead seems to be the focus right at the end.  IM has a way of ripping the reader's heart out.  I really liked the script, and considering it was dated 2010, it's very possible he has subsequently improved it even more.

What have you enjoyed at the cinema lately?   

Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on June 01, 2017, 10:42:31 PM
I wanted to get back into it, but for some unknown reason, my Quicktime won't open the file anymore.  This is strange because I obviously watched some of it when I received the original link.  I did attempt to download another player, but my Mac wouldn't let me do it.
I have a Mac too. Try it in Elmedia video player for free in the app store. That's what I used and it seems to have the whole thing. Haven't been to the movies since Sense of an Ending. Watching Netflix streaming and catching up on movies I missed during their first run. Intoxicated with a French romance, "Un Peu, Beaucoup, Aveuglément!" with the English title Blind Date. Will probably see Wonder Woman, since the summer season is upon us.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: MarkRoick on June 01, 2017, 11:16:52 PM
Steve, my actress friend, who is much younger than I, is appalled, APPALLED I tell you, that Saoirse deleted her Twitter account, saying up and coming actors are expected not only to use Twitter, but to exploit it to build their base.

Have either of you heard of the Irishman Abroad podcast? There's one episode with Jenn Murray, who played Delores in Brooklyn, and she talks about this. It is becoming an expected thing for young actors, having their own social media accounts.

I did listen to this episode with the hopes of hearing something about Saoirse or about Brooklyn. Sadly Saoirse isn't mentioned at all, but it's a worthwhile listen anyway, Ms Murray is quite a funny character and seemingly even more enigmatic than Saoirse herself!

https://anirishmanabroad.podbean.com/e/jenn-murray-episode-113/

Thank you again Steve for the recording of The Crucible. I hope you find a way to watch it all, in the absence of a professional recording it looks like all we've got! Incidentally I'm going to see another production of it that's currently touring the UK, this Saturday. I'm interested to see how much impact it will have on me compared to the Broadway production.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on June 02, 2017, 12:11:41 AM
I wanted to get back into it, but for some unknown reason, my Quicktime won't open the file anymore.  This is strange because I obviously watched some of it when I received the original link.  I did attempt to download another player, but my Mac wouldn't let me do it.
I have a Mac too. Try it in Elmedia video player for free in the app store. That's what I used and it seems to have the whole thing. Haven't been to the movies since Sense of an Ending. Watching Netflix streaming and catching up on movies I missed during their first run. Intoxicated with a French romance, "Un Peu, Beaucoup, Aveuglément!" with the English title Blind Date. Will probably see Wonder Woman, since the summer season is upon us.

Thanks for the tip.  I'll have to try it.  I'm sure the experience of watching it live was way beyond watching a bootleg copy recorded with a cellphone.  BTW, a woman sent me an email with other offers/plays, but I haven't even opened it yet.

Funny thing about this new superhero movie: I was surprised at seeing the trailer at The Gateway Theater, a very old place showing mostly indie stuff and some foreign while mixing in mainstream titles.  They didn't book Guardians, and I was surprised because it should have been a good draw for them.  In an event, I've seen the trailer a bunch of times and didn't feel it was exceptional having watched boatloads of trailers in the same genre.  I also felt one line where she say's something like "I AM DIANA OF....blah blah blah was very stiff and awkward.  I guess in this case the programmer there knew something about the film I was totally unaware of regarding the actual quality of it.  Having read many reviews, I can say there are many tough critics who gave the film a fine review.  It sounds like it has a lot of heart.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on June 02, 2017, 12:37:04 AM
Steve, my actress friend, who is much younger than I, is appalled, APPALLED I tell you, that Saoirse deleted her Twitter account, saying up and coming actors are expected not only to use Twitter, but to exploit it to build their base.

Have either of you heard of the Irishman Abroad podcast? There's one episode with Jenn Murray, who played Delores in Brooklyn, and she talks about this. It is becoming an expected thing for young actors, having their own social media accounts.

I did listen to this episode with the hopes of hearing something about Saoirse or about Brooklyn. Sadly Saoirse isn't mentioned at all, but it's a worthwhile listen anyway, Ms Murray is quite a funny character and seemingly even more enigmatic than Saoirse herself!

https://anirishmanabroad.podbean.com/e/jenn-murray-episode-113/

Thank you again Steve for the recording of The Crucible. I hope you find a way to watch it all, in the absence of a professional recording it looks like all we've got! Incidentally I'm going to see another production of it that's currently touring the UK, this Saturday. I'm interested to see how much impact it will have on me compared to the Broadway production.

Thanks for the tip Mark.  Besides Brooklyn, I've seen her a few times in the last year plus.  She had a small but memorable role in Love and Friendship, a film where her character was manic and distraught over the anticipation of being dumped by her husband.  I realized Kate Beckinsdale could actually act quite impressively after seeing the film. 

My pleasure.  BTW, I attempted to send it via regular email a few times, but it was too large.  So, I was able to get it done with iCloud.  I never had to use it before.  Unfortunately, after I sent it to you, all my usernames/passwords disappeared from where I keep them in "Reminders."   :D  I'm clueless about tech stuff, so I contacted Apple figuring they had to go somewhere.  The tech woman was a doll and spent over 45 minutes on the phone with me, but alas, they were gone forever! ;D

I hope you enjoyed the play. 

BTW, have you posted on the "Where are you from" thread?  I don't recall.  Are you from the U.K. or are you currently traveling there?

@jlent  It probably sounds like I'm putting her in a special category, but I believe she doesn't need to do a lot of things like most actresses other than audition.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: BrazenRaisin on June 02, 2017, 11:18:58 AM
There's a bootleg recording of The Crucible floating around the internet? I remember a fan account on Tumblr posting several gifs of the show around a year ago, but they wouldn't share the video.  >:( And the professional recording that was done for either a library or university (I wish IMDb's forums were still accessible so I could dig up my post) is for academic purposes only, with viewing of the DVD restricted to in-house computers/players.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on June 02, 2017, 11:44:46 AM
Hi BR.  Yes, I purchased it a while ago and notified other posters on our old board.  Considering the nature of the recording, it's pretty decent overall. 
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: BrazenRaisin on June 02, 2017, 11:48:48 AM
Where from? Searching Google didn't yield any fruit.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on June 02, 2017, 11:56:36 AM
One of our posters found this person who was/is involved in acquiring and selling Broadway plays.  I contacted her and bought a copy for a measly 12 bucks.  In fact, she sent me an email offering other titles within the last month, but I haven't even opened it because I'm not interested in these other plays.

It could go back to the iCloud sometime today and email you the file if you wish.  I'll have to copy my usernames/passwords first so I don't lose them again.   :D
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: BrazenRaisin on June 02, 2017, 12:16:42 PM
That'd be great. Thanks.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on June 02, 2017, 12:22:58 PM
O.K.  If you're concerned about privacy, just send me your email at scastagnoli1@gmail.com.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: BrazenRaisin on June 02, 2017, 01:19:28 PM
I've sent it via PM.

http://saoirse-ronan.com/forum/index.php?action=pm
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on June 07, 2017, 02:07:00 AM
Some posters may not have have seen this when it came out a while ago.  It's funny and impressive.  I think she just needed a little time to think about how to do a French accent, but otherwise it shows the talent she possesses.

Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: MMSouth on June 13, 2017, 09:27:21 AM
http://cineuropa.org/nw.aspx?t=newsdetail&l=en&did=329586
Animations from all over the globe come together at Annecy
12/06/2017 - 217 films are in competition at the 41st International Animation Film Festival, which kicks off today, accompanied by a market that continues to expand.
Set to open this evening with the French-Belgian co-production Zombillenium by Arthur de Pins and Alexis Ducord, the 41st edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (12-18 June 2017) will, as is customary, invite all of the sector’s professionals to converge on the Savoyard city from the four corners of the Earth.
This year, the country of honour, China, has already set tongues wagging by putting pressure on artistic director Marcel Jean’s team to remove Have a Nice Day by Liu Jian from the feature-film competition, which includes nine titles. Besides Zombillenium, standing out among the contenders for this year’s Crystal are Loving Vincent by duo Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman (produced by Poland and the UK – set to be released in France on 11 October via La Belle Company)...

http://www.screendaily.com/news/douglas-booth-saoirse-ronan-voiced-loving-vincent-sells-to-us/5118164.article
Douglas Booth, Saoirse Ronan-voiced 'Loving Vincent' sells to US
20 May, 2017
EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit CMG also inks Canada, Germany deals on animation.
Edward Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group (CMG) has closed deals for the US and English-speaking Canada and Germany on hot seller Loving Vincent.
The painted animation about the life and death of Vincent van Gogh stars Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Chris O’Dowd, Saoirse Ronan and Eleanor Tomlinson and gets its world premiere at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival next month followed by other festivals to be announced.
Los Angeles-based Good Deed acquired the US and English-speaking Canada after CMG brokered the deal with vice-president of acquisitions and distribution Kristin Harris.
Weltkino head of acquisitions Bianca Obermaier and CEO Dietmar Guentsche took Germany and Austria...
Loving Vincent has now sold in more than 30 territories...

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Post by: Steve 7216 on June 13, 2017, 01:24:35 PM
Excellent news.  Given the interest in this project, it was obvious the filmmakers would not have any difficulty getting distribution in a bunch of territories.  There is a showing tonight at 6:00.  I think they are six hours ahead of U.S. eastern.  So, by 2:00 this afternoon, we should be getting reactions to the screening.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on June 13, 2017, 03:43:28 PM
I'm confused by the schedule but here's what I got from the official site:
Loving Vincent:
Monday 12 June 20:45 → 22:20  (8:45 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.)
Meaning it already happened.
Tuesday 13 June 16:00 → 17:35 (4 p.m. to 5:35 p.m.) It would mean it is happening right now (11 a.m. EDT) 

 Isn't that what this is saying?
 https://www.annecy.org/programme/index:rdv-200001500507 (https://www.annecy.org/programme/index:rdv-200001500507)
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on June 13, 2017, 04:00:27 PM
Yes, jlent.  The military time and the difference messed me up.  Today's showing is over, so we should be able to get some reaction today and tonight.
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Post by: Steve 7216 on June 13, 2017, 04:42:54 PM
First general reactions to "Loving Vincent"....

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Loving Vincent Retweeted
 
Le Barberousse‏ @LeBarberouss  33m33 minutes ago

Standing ovation de 10min qui sent bon le Cristal pour #LovingVincent de Dorota Kobiela et Hugh Welchman #AnnecyFestival

Loving Vincent‏Verified account @LovingVincent  29m29 minutes ago

Our #LovingVincent press conference follows a ridiculously long round of applause after our first ever screening!

Ellyot‏ @elly_the_elly  51m51 minutes ago

Just saw the world premiere of "loving Vincent". It was AMAZING. I loved every second of it. Ah!Congrats to the team @LovingVincent

 Loving Vincent Retweeted

Robert Jung‏ @dreikelvin  40m40 minutes ago

Just saw "Loving Vincent" in the world premiere at #Annecy2017 - my opinion: make sure you watch it this year. It is a piece of film history

Loving Vincent Retweeted

Axel Rüger‏ @AxelRuger  2h2 hours ago

Amazing world premier of the first fully painted feature film #LovingVincent at #AnnecyFestival! Proud to be part of it @vangoghmuseum!

Loving Vincent Retweeted

The Animation Guys‏ @TAGLDN  2h2 hours ago

Unbelievable. @LovingVincent is breathtaking. Such an honour to be part of the world premier. @annecyfestival #tagsontour #oilpainting


Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on June 13, 2017, 05:00:53 PM
Tweet
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Post by: Steve 7216 on June 13, 2017, 05:08:48 PM
Nice, good start jlent.  BTW, someone snapped a photo of Saoirse in N.Y. yesterday.  Any idea why she's back there for now?
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on June 13, 2017, 06:14:42 PM
Saoirse has a male lead in MQOS:

http://tinyurl.com/y86fncbk
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Poetswan on June 14, 2017, 02:00:37 AM
Saoirse has a male lead in MQOS:

http://tinyurl.com/y86fncbk

I almost can't believe this is actually happening  ;D after being in production hell for so long.
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Post by: canvro on June 14, 2017, 02:42:06 AM
About Loving Vincent and its premičre here is a nice reportage with valuable info by the DW network, but is in spanish...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJJgMASEi0U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJJgMASEi0U)

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Post by: Steve 7216 on June 14, 2017, 03:45:19 AM
Nice piece canvro.

BTW, there now is another male actor added to MQOS:

http://tinyurl.com/yczlh7wk

It makes sense that we're seeing these announcements as the film will start shooting soon.

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Post by: jlent on June 14, 2017, 12:31:36 PM
Alwyn is the guy who played the student who killed himself in "Sense of an Ending." He was excellent.
Man! They're getting some good people. At least the acting will be up to snuff.
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Post by: Steve 7216 on June 14, 2017, 03:00:02 PM
Yes, and I watched the trailer for Ang Lee's film many times, but they yanked it so fast I never had the chance to see it.  In fact, the same thing happened with Lowden and "Tommy's Honor."  The trailer looked O.K., but they pulled it real fast from the old Gateway Theater.  Lowden especially has some acting chops.  He already has been honored with awards related to his theater work. 

Things are looking up.  Reactions to "Loving Vincent" have been excellent so far, and there is no reason why "Lady Bird" and "On Chesil Beach" shouldn't be ready for the fall festival circuit.
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Post by: jlent on June 15, 2017, 12:00:34 PM
I realize I'm hopelessly excited.These guys are the young guns destined to be the great actors of the future. Seriously, we are in on the ground floor. Well, all except for Saoirse. She got in 10 years ago, has already been nominated for two Oscars and she's younger than all of them. Wow.
The only one I don't really know about is Robbie but she's so beautiful who cares. But she too seems to be ready to take the next step.
I'm officially more excited about MQOS than I am about On Chesil Beach, and I'm very excited about On Chesil Beach.

Meanwhile, Variety checks in on Loving Vincent:

"ANNECY, France — Annecy has been “Loving Vincent.” The world premiere on Tuesday at France’s Annecy Festival of the independent animated feature received a 10-minute-plus standing ovation which lasted throughout the final credit sequence and beyond."

http://variety.com/2017/film/festivals/loving-vincent-gets-standing-o-at-annecy-1202466277/  (http://variety.com/2017/film/festivals/loving-vincent-gets-standing-o-at-annecy-1202466277/)
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Post by: Steve 7216 on June 15, 2017, 01:03:53 PM
Yes, I just read the piece.  I'm happy with the reaction mostly because so many people put in a gargantuan effort to produce the film, and now it appears their efforts will pay off with a successful and appreciated run.

I'm definitely not complaining at all with her efforts of late.  Besides LV, we are likely to see two of her films this year, and with MQOS and SITB both going into production (hopefully) this year, we should have two more of her films for next year.  One is of course a historical drama circa the 1500's, and the other two are more contemporary in nature.  Given Mary's time spent in France, what accent do you think Saoirse will employ in the film? 
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Post by: jlent on June 15, 2017, 03:20:47 PM
No idea, but having heard her speak both with a Scottish and (pretty horrible) French accent - that MTV interview - I say go with Scottish. But she never trained in French so who knows?
Apparently no one knows how Mary spoke.
Found this:
http://queryblog.tudorhistory.org/2009/06/question-from-paula-mary-queen-of-scots.html (http://queryblog.tudorhistory.org/2009/06/question-from-paula-mary-queen-of-scots.html)
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Post by: Steve 7216 on June 15, 2017, 04:12:33 PM
That's an interesting back and forth jlent.  I've no doubt she will be able to do whatever the filmmakers require regarding this issue.  If it's learning some French for subtitled sections here and there or mastering a French sounding accent, she is quite capable of accomplishing each to make it work for the film.  We know how dedicated she is when it comes to her craft.
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Post by: jlent on June 15, 2017, 04:23:14 PM
Yeah. Remember her German in Death Defying Acts?
But she ls said she loved speaking with a Scottish dialect in the same movie.
I'm still waiting for her Valley Girl.
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Post by: Steve 7216 on June 15, 2017, 10:21:04 PM
One of the things I remember about the film is her accent sounded good but not so intense as to be very difficult for non-Scottish people to understand. 
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Post by: jlent on June 16, 2017, 06:05:34 PM
Her accent was praised. Katherine Zeta Jones' not so much.

So Now I'm thinking of reading the source material for MQOS. "Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart" by John Guy.
The screenplay is by other people.
From Amazon:
“A triumph . . . a masterpiece full of fire and tragedy.” — Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana

In the first full-scale biography of Mary Stuart in more than thirty years, John Guy creates an intimate and absorbing portrait of one of history’s greatest women, depicting her world and her place in the sweep of history with stunning immediacy. Bringing together all surviving documents and uncovering a trove of new sources for the first time, Guy dispels the popular image of Mary Queen of Scots as a romantic leading lady — achieving her ends through feminine wiles — and establishes her as the intellectual and political equal of Elizabeth I.

Through Guy’s pioneering research and superbly readable prose, we come to see Mary as a skillful diplomat, maneuvering ingeniously among a dizzying array of factions that sought to control or dethrone her. Queen of Scots is an enthralling, myth-shattering look at a complex woman and ruler and her time.

“The definitive biography . . . gripping . . . a pure pleasure to read.” — Washington Post Book World

“Reads like Shakespearean drama, with all the delicious plotting and fresh writing to go with it.” — Atlanta Journal-Constitution

John Guy is a fellow in history at Clare College, University of Cambridge, and the author of several books, including the best-selling textbook Tudor England 
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Post by: Steve 7216 on June 17, 2017, 03:34:29 AM
This work actually sounds like a better option for me jlent.  I had heard recently of this author casting her in a new light.  The biography I have here is by Antonia Fraser and has a copyright of 1969.  I started it quite a while ago when we first got word of Saoirse's involvement in the project when it was reported that S. Bier had been chosen to direct.  It just shows how long projects can take to put together.  This particular production apparently had stops and starts covering years.

The biography (Fraser's) is very dense and has a section with a mind-numbing genealogical chart.  I lost interest when the project seemed to die on the vine.  This new work may be a better choice for me.  I particularly like the references to new material and how it clarifies and enhances our understanding of this woman.  I'm glad you brought it up.  Perhaps I'll buy it tomorrow.
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Post by: jlent on June 17, 2017, 01:51:34 PM
All the reviews I've read of Guy's work note how readable it is.
And I particularly like this comment, from Booklist, for Saoirse's sake:
"British historian Guy delves deeply into previously little-mined archival evidence, and, aided by a felicitous style (no drifting into dry lecturing), he arrives not at a whitewash but at a restoration of Queen Mary with respect to the truth about the quality of her character and her performance as monarch."
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Post by: jlent on June 17, 2017, 07:13:32 PM
Filming for MQOS apparently pushed back to September.

"Alex Pickford, who jointly runs Piece of Cake casting, said: “We are looking for hundreds of men who are basically of fighting age to join Queen Mary’s Army for the film."
Saoirse's going to have her own army. Pretty cool.

"Star-studded." I like the sound of that:

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/1160675/casting-company-seeks-a-tartan-army-to-join-saoirse-ronan-and-margot-robbie-on-the-silver-screen/ (https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/1160675/casting-company-seeks-a-tartan-army-to-join-saoirse-ronan-and-margot-robbie-on-the-silver-screen/)
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Post by: canvro on June 17, 2017, 08:10:46 PM
Filming for MQOS apparently pushed back to September.


So she won't be attending fall film festivals?
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Post by: Steve 7216 on June 17, 2017, 11:07:10 PM
The bookstore I visited today didn't have the title, but I ordered it and should have it soon.  I gather they're using "hundreds" of extras for battle scenes due to them likely not having much of a budget for CGI.  Overall, the cast is quite impressive around her, and I'm positive about the production because WT has been developing it for a long time.  I very much enjoy the films they produce.

@canvro  We'll have to wait and see whether her films hit it big or are anticipated to be players in the awards' season.  If either OCB and/or Lady Bird fit the profile, my guess is they would make her available to do pub for promotional purposes at the festivals.
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Post by: MMSouth on June 18, 2017, 11:54:51 AM
Quote from JLent"
"Filming for MQOS apparently pushed back to September."

Isn't Sweetness in the Belly supposed to be filming during the northern autumn?  Sounds like a scheduling nightmare.  It could end up like last year where she had to shoot two films back to back which she doesn't like to do.
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Post by: jlent on June 18, 2017, 03:07:32 PM
Steve, I saw "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk."
The movie has its problems. It tries to cram a ridiculous amount of detail in the space of the day of a football game just to make the point soldiers don't fight for God and Country, they fight for their fellow troops in their unit.
But the movie is certainly good enough not to have bombed.
Alwyn was excellent. He really holds the screen. He's also beautiful, which annoys me slightly, being of the same gender and thinking I come up a bit short compared to him, but I think he'll be excellent in MQOS.   
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Post by: Bella on June 18, 2017, 05:32:42 PM
Quote from JLent"
"Filming for MQOS apparently pushed back to September."

Isn't Sweetness in the Belly supposed to be filming during the northern autumn?  Sounds like a scheduling nightmare.  It could end up like last year where she had to shoot two films back to back which she doesn't like to do.

Yeah, I wish this was cleared up. I read on the Variety article about the other actor cast that it's shooting this summer. I was expecting next month. I don't know whether to take the Scotland article as accurate, but then I guess it could make sense since this is a big-ish production. How will she promote her other films then? I hope Sweetness in the Belly stays in development, and she finds another project.
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Post by: Steve 7216 on June 18, 2017, 10:10:38 PM
Did you see it in the speeded up frame rate, or was that just shown in Theaters?  I'm usually a pretty decent judge of trailers, but the film was pulled so fast despite appearing to be one that would've played well in middle America. 

Acting wise, I felt his part was rather slight (TSOAE) in the sense he didn't have much dialogue nor much screen time in general.  He looks to be a nice match for MR.  Isn't the character he's playing the man who Elizabeth really loved?

I would've posted sooner, but for some strange reason, I didn't receive an updated email notification when you made the very last post.       
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Post by: jlent on June 18, 2017, 10:53:44 PM
You gotta make sure that little box stays on "NOTIFY." It's dropped out on me a couple of times. I downloaded BLLHW from Amazon and it was the standard 24 fps, or what passes for that on a home screen. There were only two theaters in America that could play the film as it was intended and only a few more than that around the world. The film was a complex downer, more a city film than for middle America, even if it was set there. I actually liked it a lot. Yes, Alwyn was Elizabeth's lover. I know he didn't have a whole lot to do in TSOAE, but he was riveting in what he was given.
I think he's in every scene in BLLHW. It was definitely supposed to be the same kind of star-making role TLB was meant to be for Saoirse, only no one told the audience about either. BLLHW made $30 million on it $40 million budget.
His character in MQOS is also engaged to Mary but he doesn't go through with it.
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Post by: Steve 7216 on June 18, 2017, 11:35:58 PM
I see.  I'm glad I'll be receiving the book soon in order to become much more acquainted with characters.  I know more about Elizabeth than the others because of a couple of films and a bio I read a very long time ago.

Different subject, but what did you think of WW?  I suppose it's gender politics, but a few people putting her name out there regarding the best actress category is rather absurd. 
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Post by: jlent on June 19, 2017, 01:02:52 AM
WW was OK, nothing more. Summer blockbusters only go so far. They're like a moving amusement park about as nourishing as the cotton candy you find at one.
The movie is feminist only in that women do take on their own empowerment, but it's still a man's world. The male lead has to teach her about love to get her to move forward.
I do have a political bone to pick, but it's not about feminism, it's about the female lead, Gal Gadot. I'm a big supporter of Palestinian rights and Gadot, who was in the IDF, was herself a big supporter of the 2012 bombing of Gaza, which killed thousands of Gazans and, IMO, was a horrifying war crime. But, whatever it was, it goes against everything WW supposedly stands for so I have zero tolerance for Gadot. If I had known about her beforehand - I only knew was in the IDF, but it's mandatory for every Israeli - I would have avoided the movie like the plague.
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Post by: Steve 7216 on June 19, 2017, 01:50:06 AM
I remember a trailer with the actor who played the lead on Mad Men and her as his wife.  It was suppose to be a comedy where the couple next door befriends them, but they turn out to be badass spies or something nefarious.  In any event, I never saw the film but did remember seeing her for the first time.  I just knew the very basics about her background but not the specifics in your post. 

I brought it up because despite the casting director making the right choice for this kind of film, we obviously do not see the type of range and nuance one expects from a nominee.  There are just five slots, and there will be a lot of big name talent in films coming up in the fall/winter.  I understand the female director is now the first to have a pic with huge grosses, and I'm happy for the breakthrough as it may encourage the bigwigs to hire more female directing talent, but I don't buy the push from some who are trying to give the film and its star a nudge with an eye towards awards' season.  The one who should be getting early buzz for best actress is Cynthia Nixon.  She was terrific In "A Quiet Passion."  However, despite strong critical praise, virtually no one has seen nor will see the film.  Not fair. 
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Post by: MMSouth on June 19, 2017, 10:25:39 AM
Loving Vincent won the audience award for feature films at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

Quote (Loving Vincent Newsletter, Monday 19th June)
The Loving Vincent team have had a wonderful time this week in Annecy! Our screenings were an instant sellout, and the film's world premiere on Tuesday went down a storm, with a standing ovation following this first ever screening. To top of a brilliant week, last night at the closing ceremony, the film won the Audience Award - voted for by festival goers themselves.
Fresh from Annecy, Loving Vincent will screen in competition at the Shanghai International Film Festival next week. Upcoming screenings have also been confirmed in Russia at the Moscow International Film Festival, in Greece at Melitazz Festival and in Australia at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
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Post by: MMSouth on June 19, 2017, 12:32:53 PM
The casting call for extras on MQOS says:

Piece of Cake Casting Ltd
• 13 June at 07:42 • 
***CASTING IN FORT WILLIAM, SCOTLAND*** We are holding a casting on the 24th June at the Nevis Centre, Fort William for the feature film of Mary Queen of Scots. If you live locally, or have friends and family that do, please share this with them. - PLEASE UP LOAD YOUR PHOTOS AND MEASUREMENTS https://www.pieceofcakecasting.com/become-an-artiste/

Male Film Extras Wanted, "Mary Queen of Scots", Men Wanted as Queen Mary's Army, filming in Scotland Sept '17.

***CASTING EXTRAS*** Mary Queen of Scots Feature Film produced by Working Title Films is filming in BOTH OXFORD AND EDINBURGH. If you or someone you know lives close to these locations and would like to be part of this epic feature film please do share this information with them

Maybe the extras heavy scenes are filmed in September but some of the other filming occurs earlier?
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Post by: Steve 7216 on June 19, 2017, 01:08:15 PM
Excellent news about LV MM.

It's certainly possible other parts of the production could be shot earlier than the extra scenes referred to in the article.
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Post by: jlent on June 19, 2017, 01:51:59 PM
Yes, second unit filming after primary filming and not involving Saoirse at all.
That works for me!
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Post by: Steve 7216 on June 22, 2017, 06:53:11 PM
According to Deadline Hollywood, another fine actor has been added to MQOS:

http://tinyurl.com/y8r7om8v

I did see him in "The Disappearance of Alice Creed" some years ago on DVD.
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Post by: Steve 7216 on June 24, 2017, 10:14:51 PM
Another fine young actress has been addd to MQOS:

Quote
Mary Queen of Scots

Maria Dragus has been cast as Mary Fleming, a Scottish noblewoman and childhood companion of Mary Stuart.

She joins Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Joe Alwyn, Martin Compston, and Jack Lowden in the Josie Rourke-directed film.

Beau Willimon wrote the script, based upon the book by John Guy.

http://tinyurl.com/ycwvg5t2

She played the female lead in Cristian Mungiu's "Graduation."  I saw it a few months ago.  It was a good film if not the very best from this great Romanian director.  In addition, if memory serves, she also played the daughter of the household in "The White Ribbon" from the great Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke.  It's been quite a while since I've seen the film, but I think she was the one toward the end who killed her father's (a real prick) little pet bird.   :)

The casting news the past month plus is evidence they intend to fill this film with a bunch of young talent. 

Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on June 25, 2017, 04:39:23 PM
In addition, if memory serves, she also played the daughter of the household in "The White Ribbon" from the great Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke.  It's been quite a while since I've seen the film, but I think she was the one toward the end who killed her father's (a real prick) little pet bird.   :)
Yes, she did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPJxt6Vj2l4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPJxt6Vj2l4)
Damn, I missed this film, but was a huge fan of his previous "Caché" with Juliet Binoche. In between these two films he did a remake of his earlier German language version of "Funny Games" with Naomi Watts, which I declined to see because it sounded too grim. Haneke is a brilliant if really disturbing writer-director but it shows Dragus has inquisitive tastes.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Poetswan on June 25, 2017, 09:20:41 PM
Oh Yeah she was great in The Graduation, it will be interesting to see she acting alongside Saoirse.
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Post by: Steve 7216 on June 26, 2017, 12:24:40 AM
@jlent  It's been a while since I watched "Caché", but the last film of his I saw was "Amour."  It's definitely true what you said  about him in your post: there is a disturbing quality and I guess enigmatic elements in his works.  Amour was more straightforward, but it turned out be be very intense and shocking when the husband made his decision late in the film. 

@poetswan  It's very apparent now with this latest casting news that the people making these decisions are really going after very talented young actresses/actors.  Although they are quite different films, MQOS reminds me of Brooklyn because Saoirse is being surrounded with terrific talent.  Hopefully, the supporting parts in MQOS will be of a high quality and integral to the film like Brooklyn. 
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Post by: MMSouth on June 26, 2017, 10:41:44 AM
Shanghai International Film Festival, Sunday 25th June
Award for Best Animation Film: LOVING VINCENT
‘Never has there been a film that spoke to the heart of an artist like “Loving Vincent”. Animation and fine art painting come together in this loving tribute to the work and life of a master artist.’
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Post by: Steve 7216 on June 26, 2017, 12:42:08 PM
Very welcome news MM.  My hunch is this film should do well commercially in Europe for a non-mainstreamer, but I wonder how it'll do here given people tend to see the blockbuster type animation films from the big studios.
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Post by: Steve 7216 on July 18, 2017, 10:13:54 PM
Good news day today.  Loving Vincent now has U.S. distribution:

http://tinyurl.com/ybegmgoo
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Post by: Prasad on July 20, 2017, 07:25:34 AM
If all goes well Saoirse Ronan might get nominated again for Oscars from Mary Queen Of Scotts ,and might even win an Oscar because Mary role is quite intense .
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Post by: Bella on July 24, 2017, 03:20:11 AM
So, TIFF will start announcing their film lineup on Tuesday I think? Fingers crossed at least one of Saoirse's makes it  ::)
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Post by: MMSouth on August 27, 2017, 11:18:15 AM
Galway Girl hit 200 million views on You Tube today.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on October 06, 2017, 12:18:12 AM
I don't really know where to put this so I'll put it here. I just want to say, at this point in time, I'm happy Saoirse has never been involved in a Weinstein project.
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Post by: CountJohn on October 06, 2017, 02:58:35 AM
I don't really know where to put this so I'll put it here. I just want to say, at this point in time, I'm happy Saoirse has never been involved in a Weinstein project.

Yes. I would be worried about what happened if she was  >:(
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Post by: Steve 7216 on October 12, 2017, 01:55:37 AM
Quote
Tomris Laffly (@TomiLaffly), Freelance

“Atonement”

Saoirse Ronan in “Atonement.” Briony Tallis is an incredibly complex part that demands a child actor convey turbulent emotions well beyond her years. Ronan coolly nails Briony’s determination, driven by jealousy, resentment and confusion, not only with her face but also her body language. Her every step is filled with purpose and each one of her gazes mean something. I can’t imagine any other child actor in her place who can maintain such a villainous look in her eyes while observing Robbie and Cecilia from the window. Ronan simply leaves me speechless. It’s no surprise that she’s grown into one of the finest, most accomplished actors of her generation.

The above is from Indiewire.  Many of their contributors were asked to name the best child performance ever.

http://tinyurl.com/ycwmg2fc
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Post by: trvscrosley on October 12, 2017, 03:10:15 AM
Good to hear Tomris mention her! I think the ability for Saoirse to play such a diverse range of characters that were never "kiddy" roles with seemingly basic kid traits allowed her to make the transition into the adult roles she takes on now. Haven't seen a young actor be able to do what she did since then when it comes to not just seeing a kid playing a kid.
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Post by: MMSouth on October 12, 2017, 10:46:19 AM
Quote (Tomris Laffly)
Saoirse Ronan in “Atonement.” Briony Tallis is an incredibly complex part that demands a child actor convey turbulent emotions well beyond her years. Ronan coolly nails Briony’s determination, driven by jealousy, resentment and confusion, not only with her face but also her body language. Her every step is filled with purpose and each one of her gazes mean something. I can’t imagine any other child actor in her place who can maintain such a villainous look in her eyes while observing Robbie and Cecilia from the window. Ronan simply leaves me speechless. It’s no surprise that she’s grown into one of the finest, most accomplished actors of her generation.
Unquote

This is exactly the point I was trying to make when I rated Saoirse’s performance in Atonement as her best, ahead of her performance in Brooklyn.  What she did with Briony was just about off the scale compared to what other kid actresses could have done with the part.

They should have included the young girl who played Scout in "To Kill a Mockingbird" on the list.
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Post by: Steve 7216 on October 12, 2017, 05:50:07 PM
It is a great performance indeed, but the article is specifically about exceptional child performances.
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Post by: MMSouth on October 13, 2017, 07:32:48 AM
If her performance in Lady Bird is as good as some critics have suggested then there may no longer be any need to discuss Brooklyn vs Atonement.  (!?!)
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on October 13, 2017, 08:45:28 AM
If her performance in Lady Bird is as good as some critics have suggested then there may no longer be any need to discuss Brooklyn vs Atonement.  (!?!)

Why "versus"? They form a progression. Atonement was a performance by a 12-year-old girl. Brooklyn was a performance by a young woman no longer a child. One can have a favorite. Atonement will always be my favorite. One, because it was my introduction to Saoirse. Two, because it was based on possibly my favorite character in English literature from one of my favorite novels that I had read five years before the movie came out. I wouldn't even be here if Saoirse had not been in Atonement.
But there is no competition or any objectivity to my opinion. It is what it is. Both performances are wonderful.
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Post by: MMSouth on October 13, 2017, 10:25:19 AM
Well said.
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Post by: trvscrosley on October 13, 2017, 11:23:22 PM
Didn't know where to put this, but I think this is the first time I've seen Saoirse in "Proof" before she broke out in film. Wonder if I can somehow find the full episode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp7XyiB7Tnc
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on October 19, 2017, 01:18:00 AM
With the opening of the film shortly, I suspect Saoirse will be around for a while to do promotional stuff:

http://tinyurl.com/y8h6rwqr
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Post by: trvscrosley on October 24, 2017, 03:10:41 PM
Don't know if we want to add a Seagull thread, but FINALLY some news!

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Post by: Steve 7216 on October 25, 2017, 12:08:55 AM
Don't know if we want to add a Seagull thread, but FINALLY some news!


How many times did I post about The Seagull being the type of film Sony Classics usually acquires?
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on October 26, 2017, 08:32:11 PM
Saoirse scheduled for Fallon on 3 November....

http://tinyurl.com/y8v4jsyk
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Post by: jlent on October 26, 2017, 08:38:29 PM
Saoirse scheduled for Fallon on 3 November....

http://tinyurl.com/y8v4jsyk
Link doesn't work, but I guess this means filming MQOS is finished. I hadn't heard anything.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: trvscrosley on October 26, 2017, 09:27:34 PM
Looks like she might do the press rounds after all! I would assume thing means MQOS is either done filming or Saoirse has wrapped her stuff and they are doing side stuff.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on October 27, 2017, 12:50:41 AM
Saoirse scheduled for Fallon on 3 November....

http://tinyurl.com/y8v4jsyk
Link doesn't work, but I guess this means filming MQOS is finished. I hadn't heard anything.

Hello Jim.  I've recently spent time reading the newer reactions/reviews on Letterboxd, and for the most part, those screening the film at festivals like London, New York and Middleburg have been over the moon about the film.  Fine review from The Village Voice as well.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on October 27, 2017, 12:55:23 AM
Looks like she might do the press rounds after all! I would assume thing means MQOS is either done filming or Saoirse has wrapped her stuff and they are doing side stuff.

It's happening trvscrosley.  She was at the end of MQOS while the N. American festivals were in progress, but I've no doubt Saoirse will be everywhere to promote LB from here to the end of the "circuit".
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Post by: MMSouth on October 29, 2017, 09:34:25 PM
Take a look at this link from an Irish TV serial.  She had "it" even at age nine.  It must be just innate.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BayFKd6AMii/?taken-by=saoirse_ronans
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Post by: CountJohn on October 31, 2017, 06:32:17 AM
Several interviews of her about OCB popped up on Youtube recently. Don't know if they've been posted elsewhere or if this is the right spot-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks3Bpg3QhZ8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPwa3kTv1wI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYFj4hhTU4Y
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on October 31, 2017, 06:41:45 PM
Thanks for the links.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: MMSouth on November 01, 2017, 10:33:50 AM
Galway Girl has hit 250 million views on You Tube this week.
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Post by: trvscrosley on November 03, 2017, 06:53:03 PM
Fallon was canceled  :'(

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tonight-show-cancels-friday-episode-as-host-jimmy-fallon-attends-family-matter-1054784
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Post by: trvscrosley on November 09, 2017, 06:39:38 PM
Saoirse will be talking with Kristen Wiig!!! This is going to be amazing.

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/variety-actors-on-actors-season-7-gal-gadot-kate-winslet-gal-gadot-1202611007/
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Post by: trvscrosley on November 12, 2017, 06:12:53 PM
https://www.thewrap.com/oscars-governors-awards-party-agnes-varda-donald-sutherland-inarritu/

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So as guests arrived on the top floor of the Hollywood & Highland center, mutual admiration societies sprung up everywhere. Steven Spielberg huddled with Laurie Metcalf, “Blade Runner” director Denis Villeneuve chased down “Lady Bird” actress Saoirse Ronan

Arrival was my favorite film last year, so if this becomes a pairing for a future film I might actually die of happiness.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: trvscrosley on November 15, 2017, 04:25:31 PM
So this means Saoirse is in both the LA and THR roundtables! A24 is serious about their campaign push for her!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/actress-roundtable-jennifer-lawrence-emma-stone-top-stars-harassment-hollywood-ideas-industry-change-1058091

And a video clip:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/video/saoirse-ronan-greta-gerwig-i-came-together-lady-bird-was-born-actress-roundtable-1058241
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on November 16, 2017, 01:12:38 AM
So this means Saoirse is in both the LA and THR roundtables! A24 is serious about their campaign push for her!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/actress-roundtable-jennifer-lawrence-emma-stone-top-stars-harassment-hollywood-ideas-industry-change-1058091

And a video clip:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/video/saoirse-ronan-greta-gerwig-i-came-together-lady-bird-was-born-actress-roundtable-1058241

Great video.  She's impressive, but this is nothing new.  I've always been struck by her maturity, but Saoirse seems like she has really fully grown up.  The other actresses (two of them quite a bit older) were carefully watching her.

BTW, there recently was a piece about her by Kate Erbland of Indiewire, and it included a bit of research into this "youngest" three nom (female I guess) business.  If Saoirse gets nominated, she'll be the only other with Lawrence to be so honored at age twenty-three.  She will be four months older than Lawrence though.... :(

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Post by: jlent on November 16, 2017, 03:16:08 AM
The other actresses (two of them quite a bit older) were carefully watching her.
My actress friend said they were definitely eyeing her carefully, being jealous.
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Post by: BrazenRaisin on November 16, 2017, 04:59:37 AM
BTW, there recently was a piece about her by Kate Erbland of Indiewire, and it included a bit of research into this "youngest" three nom (female I guess) business.  If Saoirse gets nominated, she'll be the only other with Lawrence to be so honored at age twenty-three.  She will be four months older than Lawrence though.... :(

I think I've mentioned this before, but if she's nominated again in 2019, which is arguably a distinct possibility, she'll become the youngest-ever four-time nominee (24 versus Lawrence at 25).
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Post by: Steve 7216 on November 16, 2017, 10:08:58 AM
BTW, there recently was a piece about her by Kate Erbland of Indiewire, and it included a bit of research into this "youngest" three nom (female I guess) business.  If Saoirse gets nominated, she'll be the only other with Lawrence to be so honored at age twenty-three.  She will be four months older than Lawrence though.... :(

I think I've mentioned this before, but if she's nominated again in 2019, which is arguably a distinct possibility, she'll become the youngest-ever four-time nominee (24 versus Lawrence at 25).

Yes you did BR.  Boy, what a change.  Do you remember when we were on IMDB and sort of agonizing post The Host about when she would be fortunate enough to get roles worthy of her immense gifts?
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: BrazenRaisin on November 16, 2017, 12:42:04 PM
BTW, there recently was a piece about her by Kate Erbland of Indiewire, and it included a bit of research into this "youngest" three nom (female I guess) business.  If Saoirse gets nominated, she'll be the only other with Lawrence to be so honored at age twenty-three.  She will be four months older than Lawrence though.... :(

I think I've mentioned this before, but if she's nominated again in 2019, which is arguably a distinct possibility, she'll become the youngest-ever four-time nominee (24 versus Lawrence at 25).

Yes you did BR.  Boy, what a change.  Do you remember when we were on IMDB and sort of agonizing post The Host about when she would be fortunate enough to get roles worthy of her immense gifts?

I do indeed. It almost feels silly now, haha.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on November 16, 2017, 12:46:23 PM
She hasn't even been nominated for the third time and we already have her up for a fourth, sight unseen.
Is this a fansite or what? ;D
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: CountJohn on November 16, 2017, 06:20:02 PM
Here she is participating in the Actress Roundtable-

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/actress-roundtable-jennifer-lawrence-emma-stone-top-stars-harassment-hollywood-ideas-industry-change-1058091

She doesn't talk as much as some of the other but they have a compilation video of some of her comments somewhere on the page.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: CountJohn on November 16, 2017, 11:25:06 PM
Most of us probably know about her love for Kristen Wiig. They're going to interview each other for Variety's "Actors on Actors" series, so I'm sure she's excited about that. Don't know if they've ever met yet.

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/variety-actors-on-actors-season-7-gal-gadot-kate-winslet-gal-gadot-1202611007/
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on November 17, 2017, 12:17:38 AM
Here she is participating in the Actress Roundtable-

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/actress-roundtable-jennifer-lawrence-emma-stone-top-stars-harassment-hollywood-ideas-industry-change-1058091

She doesn't talk as much as some of the other but they have a compilation video of some of her comments somewhere on the page.

Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on November 17, 2017, 12:18:39 AM
Most of us probably know about her love for Kristen Wiig. They're going to interview each other for Variety's "Actors on Actors" series, so I'm sure she's excited about that. Don't know if they've ever met yet.

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/variety-actors-on-actors-season-7-gal-gadot-kate-winslet-gal-gadot-1202611007/

That's real nice.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on November 19, 2017, 04:57:35 AM
Saoirse Ronan will host Saturday Night Live on Saturday, Dec. 2.
Musical guest U2.
Finally. All is right with the world!
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: canvro on November 19, 2017, 05:25:01 AM
Saoirse Ronan will host Saturday Night Live on Saturday, Dec. 2.
Musical guest U2.
Finally. All is right with the world!

Wow, I'm really happy for her if this is still one of her dreams, I'll be waiting for the monologue and some sketches!!
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: MMSouth on November 19, 2017, 07:21:33 AM
By crikey, that's big for Saoirse.  That's like one of her dreams.  Are A24 pulling some strings or what!?!  But can she do live comedy?  She's certainly naturally funny enough.  And her accent will instantly win people across.  I recall her talking once about attending the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and thinking she wouldn't have what it takes to do stand-up in front of a live audience.  Talk about extending her range.  She probably won't sleep at nights until it's done.  (She was stressed enough about doing the Crucible which was a 100% match with her core dramatic skill set.)  Now she just needs to get rebooked on Jimmy Fallon's show.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on November 19, 2017, 01:44:30 PM
I'll be waiting for the monologue and some sketches!!
My only fear is that in her monologue they have her do something about her name pronunciation.
Otherwise, the possibilities are almost limitless. I hope they do a Californians sketch, bringing back Kristin Wiig, who's interviewing her later on some actors on acting thing they do every Oscar season, and Fred Armison.
They might do a spin on Lady Bird, or have her as one of their game show contestants, or maybe in some sketch that highlights both her acting ability and comedy chops. They might even have Bono and her doing a sketch together. They know each other and they'd be certain to play up their Irishness.
She's genuinely going to be thrilled to be there. She's talked for years about how doing it is a dream of hers.
PS, I've been watching SNL since the start of the season hoping for an announcement about Saoirse hosting it. When I saw two commercials for Lady Bird in the first 15 minutes last night my hopes rose. I posted as soon as I saw the official word.
http://deadline.com/2017/11/saoirse-ronan-saturday-night-live-musical-guest-u2-1202211766/ (http://deadline.com/2017/11/saoirse-ronan-saturday-night-live-musical-guest-u2-1202211766/)
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on November 19, 2017, 02:14:09 PM
Great.  The more pub and exposure the better right now.  :)
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Post by: jlent on November 19, 2017, 02:18:50 PM
Great.  The more pub and exposure the better right now.  :)
And U2 will be a draw for a wider age demographic. Also, SNL is off this Saturday so the cast will have two weeks worth of comedy material to put together and should come in refreshed.
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Post by: Steve 7216 on November 19, 2017, 04:28:15 PM
Great.  The more pub and exposure the better right now.  :)
And U2 will be a draw for a wider age demographic. Also, SNL is off this Saturday so the cast will have two weeks worth of comedy material to put together and should come in refreshed.

She'll be great Jim.  Hell, years in front of the camera and of course the nerve racking stint and grind of The Crucible prepared her for a live show with an opening and skits.

Jim, I was a bit surprised at the older age again last evening in Boca.  There were some younger people there with middle agers, but my guess is 70% at least were more sophisticated elderly.  I'd estimate double from the night before.  Perhaps there were about 100 in attendance.  The main difference with this audience was they were right there from the get-go with the material.  They laughed a lot throughout as opposed to the pretty quiet crowd the night before in Ft. Lauderdale.

BTW Jim, I almost forgot.  IMO, I detected a slight raspiness in her (during both my showings) voice a few times during LB.  Did you notice?
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on November 19, 2017, 04:43:04 PM
BTW Jim, I almost forgot.  IMO, I detected a slight raspiness in her (during both my showings) voice a few times during LB.  Did you notice?
Yes, it was pretty clear. I worried when she let out that scream after being with Danny the first time.
I also have no worries about her abilities as a host. She'll nail it with ease.
The first group in the New York theater skewed youngest for me, 30's 40's and 50's.
But this isn't a film for teenagers or even people in their 20s, except hard-core indie types. Most that age were off watching Thor or Justice League.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: MMSouth on November 20, 2017, 09:09:29 AM
Maybe SNL could invite Beanie Feldstein on too so that they could do a skit with Lady Bird and her best friend Julie.  Beanie’s already in New York as she’s appearing in a Broadway musical.  But it wouldn’t ring true without Greta writing it.

Any chance for Saoirse to do her Valley Girl accent?
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on November 20, 2017, 12:02:02 PM
Maybe SNL could invite Beanie Feldstein on too so that they could do a skit with Lady Bird and her best friend Julie.  Beanie’s already in New York as she’s appearing in a Broadway musical.  But it wouldn’t ring true without Greta writing it.

Any chance for Saoirse to do her Valley Girl accent?
I doubt Beanie would be there. She's in NYC but she's working and Saturday night would be a big night for her in Hello Dolly, not to mention whatever rehearsal time she'd need.
As for Valley Girl, I've always been hoping for that. Time for a reprise of the Californians sketch, though you'd need Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader to come back  for the scene, or at least one of them.  I do expect seeing commercials that week with Saoirse and Bono together.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: MMSouth on November 20, 2017, 09:04:46 PM
In this DP/30 interview from TIFF in 2013, Saoirse does her regular Valley Girl accent and her Californians accent at 2:50 and again at 28:30.  I much prefer the regular Valley Girl accent.  (The Californians sound brain damaged.  They must be an acquired taste in the US.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_oZjS2Mc5k

Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: Steve 7216 on November 20, 2017, 09:58:06 PM
In this DP/30 interview from TIFF in 2013, Saoirse does her regular Valley Girl accent and her Californians accent at 2:50 and again at 28:30.  I much prefer the regular Valley Girl accent.  (The Californians sound brain damaged.  They must be an acquired taste in the US.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_oZjS2Mc5k

 :D
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: PMG on November 20, 2017, 11:40:14 PM
I was going to pick out a few tweets, but there are just so many + I don't know how you guys post videos without using the URL. How's that done??  :-[
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: jlent on November 20, 2017, 11:51:29 PM
I was going to pick out a few tweets, but there are just so many + I don't know how you guys post videos without using the URL. How's that done??  :-[
You do use a URL And once you paste it, highlight it, And click on the "Embed a YouTube video URL" you'll find right above the entry you are typing to the right.
Title: Re: Saoirse news thread....
Post by: PMG on November 21, 2017, 01:33:29 PM
Thank you jlent.

In the MRQE comments section flickfilosopher's MaryAnn Johanson replied to an comment on the pronunciation of Saoirse's name.


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MaryAnn Johanson your hostess  MarkyD • 6 days ago

Love the video at that link. True story: I was acquainted with Saoirse's dad, Paul, in New York: we both moved in the same small Irish theater community in the Bronx. I remember when he and his wife had a baby, and I remembering seeing the baby in the cafe where we all hung out. That would have been Saoirse. I also remember when Paul and his family moved back to Ireland and we were all bummed because he was kinda like the big fish in our little pond. :-)


https://tinyurl.com/y8xysj5a (https://tinyurl.com/y8xysj5a)