Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Video Eddie, Maisie and Tom make Hognob figures

The cast of Early Man learn how to make their very own Hognob. Watch the full video below and see
Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams master the art of model making! 

Hognob making masterclass with Aardman's very own Jim Parkyn!

Sources: @StudiocanalUK and Early Man on YouTube

My gifset on tumblr

Tumblr posts: Early man related interviewsBTS and promo

Nick Park on Eddie Redmayne's casting

"Yes, voice casting has always been very important to our projects, right from the days when 
members of the public voiced Creature Comforts. Eddie was great. He was perfect. I knew it 
as soon as he agreed to come in and test for it. I'd seen him playing a novice monk in this film 
called Black Death, playing a rather quiet character, understated and vulnerable. I loved those 
qualities in him as an actor. He asked me, 'How old is Dug?'  I said, 'About 15.' Then he went, 
'Alright, Hognob!' and started acting as this teenager. I thought it was brilliant." 

"I’d seen Eddie in a film called Black Death, in which he played a young monk in the Middle 
Ages. He had a sort of vulnerable feeling, which I really liked. I was looking for someone to 
play a teenage caveman, who is boyish and eager – but not necessarily confident. That vulnerable 
side of him really worked. The first time I met him and we worked on Dug’s voice, he said to me, 
‘How about if we go a bit younger?’ I was amazed by how he played Dug as a dishevelled 15-year-
old, and it really appealed to me." - mymbuzz

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Video: Aardman Studios tour with Eddie and Maisie

Behind the scenes look at Aardman's new movie Early Man, in which voice actors Eddie Redmayne
and Maisie Williams come face to face with their characters for the first time. They are taken on a
behind the scenes tour of Aardman's Bristol studio. (Cineworld). I think the tour was on
17th January 2017.  Maisie Williams and Aardman Animations tweeted about it.
Early Man is out in the UK now, you can book tickets here.

“So Maisie and I got dressed up as cave people, with huge spears, and started fighting it out.
And that was how I got into character…” Eddie said in an Early Man World premiere interview,
that he found liberating to do a role away from the camera. - My gifset from the video is here.

"I grew up with all of the stuff, that Aardman did, and I was always completely seduced by it.
He (Nick Park) showed me the model, and it did have that massive grin, and those teeth,
that you so relate to Wallace and Gromit."

"It feels nostalgic, and yet incredibly funny."

Early Man BTS tumblr posts
Early Man promo posts on tumblr

“I’m one of those actors that likes to do eight million takes, there’s never enough time to do as
much as you want. What’s lovely here is each time you do a session, you do maybe four or
five scenes and you can just give as many varieties as you want. You can improvise around it,”
Redmayne noted. “It would be quite embarrassing if there’s video footage of me doing it
because I got really physically into it and completely over-the-top to the point where they’d
go, ‘We can hear the jingle of your keys, can you calm down a little bit?’.” (digitalspy)

Heart Radio - battle of the impressions with Emma Bunton

Eddie Redmayne swung by the London's Heart Breakfast studio for a chat with
Jamie Theakston and Emma Bunton whilst promoting his new film 'Early Man'. (source)

Eddie and Emma face off in the ultimate battle of the impressions, and it was GOOD. 
They absolutely NAIL these impressions ๐Ÿ˜‚ (x)
Is Eddie Redmayne Mickey Mouse, Wallace or Shaggy?!

my gifs from the video

Friday, January 26, 2018

Eddie joined Madame Tussaud's star-studded line-up

Eddie Redmayne was fully involved with the creation of the waxwork, and attended 
a sitting so that the artists could take over 200 measurements. He also donated his 
Gucci suit, worn at the LA premiere of The Danish Girl, to dress up the figure. 

The real Eddie with Alicia Vikander  in LA in Nov.2015 (x) and the wax figure.

The Fantastic Beasts actor is the latest celebrity to be immortalised in the famous
Baker Street attraction. Check the photos video in the Evening Standard article here.

 Eddie said: “It’s been fascinating to be part of the
process and the skill of the artists is astounding.
I felt most sorry for the freckle painter!”
General Manager of Madame Tussauds London,
Edward Fuller, added: “As one of London most
iconic attractions, it felt right that we add one of
London’s most iconic actors, and residents, to the
guest list of our star-studded party room. We are
certainly ready for Eddie, he truly is a fan favourite
and his likeness was one of the most requested
figures in 2017. With award season in full flow it’s
fitting that we invite our guests to mingle with Eddie
and his fellow A-Listers.”
Click here for the full article with video.

The figure of Eddie Redmayne is the first addition to the famous London attraction in 2018.
 Eddie’s wax figure joins a host of other home-grown British talent such as Benedict Cumberbatch,
Tom Hiddleston and Cara Delevingne. Eddie has been very involved in the creation of the figure,
attending a sitting with the Madame Tussauds’ artists to take over 200 measurements.(OK!)

The video includes interview with Madame Tussauds' PR manager Claire Treacy.
Video source: Holly Bytes

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald News

“Yes,” Yates replied when asked if each film is set in a different city. “Jo’s already
told us where the next one is taking place. It’s very exciting. This is a global story,
ultimately. And given that there’s a global audience for this, it’s all the more
delightful to take the story to different parts of the world.”

During the Early Man promo Eddie was asked about The Fantastic Beasts sequel too.

Stefan Pape (HEY U GUYS) interviewed Eddie Redmayne for Early Man. Here he
talks about the Harry Potter prequel film Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them in
which he stars as Newt Scamander. He talks about the new film Fantastic Beasts: The
Crimes of Grindelwald and how J.K. Rowling has made the movie feel very different.

Previously producer David Heyman explained how The Crimes of Grindelwald
takes place almost entirely in Paris, though other cities are glimpsed as well.
“We delve deeper into [J.K. Rowling’s] wizarding world — we’re in Paris, we’re
in London and New York — the world is expanding,” Heyman says.
“As you can tell from the [cast photo], we’re following quite a few characters.
The new film has a very different feel than the first. It’s got a thriller quality.
And it’s also a story about love and passion and all its forms — paternal,
romantic, political. And it’s just a thrilling and very fun adventure. We took
all we’ve learned from one and just expanded that and created a richer, deeper
and more thrilling film which I’m excited to be a part of.”

Eddie told RadioTimes: “I’ve known Jude for many years and I like him hugely and
it was really wonderful watching him find the young version of Dumbledore.”
How would he describe his co-star’s portrayal of the iconic future headmaster
of Harry Potter? “Playful”. As for Newt, he’s “pretty central” this time around.
“It’s really a progression of the story as we left off and what’s going on with him
and his relationship with Dumbledore”. (from 1:40 in the video above)

In the Early Man interview for SreenRent he also asked about Jude Law as
Dumbledore (x): “I had talked a little bit with Jo [Rowling] about what Newt
and Dumbledore’s relationship was in the first film because it was alluded to.
And then when they cast Jude, who I’ve known for a long time, it made such sense
because there was a kind of debonair quality to him, but also like a playfullness
that felt entirely appropriate, but also there’s kind of a weight to his…
he’s got a weightiness, Dumbledore… Not physical weightiness [laughs] But
when Jude arrived on set, he just looked so perfect. It all made complete sense.”

Fantastic Beasts director revealed the French word for 'muggle'. the French term for
muggle in the film is simply: “Non–magique.” David Yates also talked to EW about
the wizarding community in Paris: “[The wizarding world in Paris is] quite glamorous,
it’s quite beautiful. There’s a community that lives alongside the muggle community,
it’s much freer than in New York, where there’s segregation,” Yates told EW. “Paris
is a bit like England, actually, not so hung up about the differences between the two.
Magical people can freely move into non-magical communities as long as they’re
discrete about their talents…”

Eddie about Newt's shoes in Fantastic Beasts:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

VR Experience - New video

Eddie Redmayne takes us through the new virtual reality experience that lets you
get up close and personal with some of Newt Scamander’s famous beasts.

The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them VR Experience is a virtual
reality experience that requires you to do nothing more than don a pair of
VR glasses, slip on some headphones so you can hear Eddie Redmayne
channelling Newt Scamander in your ears…Read more on Pottermore

(my gifs)

“Wow! Brilliant! It’s so immersive, it’s unlike anything I’ve ever experienced with.”

The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them VR Experience will be released
on Vive, Daydream, Oculus and Gear on 23 January.
VR Experience full trailer

Monday, January 22, 2018

Early Man TV spot, promo, articles

New trailer with BTS footages - trailers and clips here

independent.ie: Eddie Redmayne: I’ve been fired from many a voiceover job

He told the Press Association: “I was sent the script and I was offered the part and I’ve
loved Aardman since I was little but I wasn’t convinced that (I could do it). “What if I went
and did the voice thing and they said ‘Oh , you’re going to do it like that?’ “In order to
pre-emptively not get fired I said ‘could we have a session where we play around with who
Dug is’? “And we did and sweetly Nick didn’t want to fire me so that is how it all started.”

“I’ve been fired from many a voiceover job. “People were like ‘oh yeah we want
this person to do a film’ and then you stand in a booth and open your mouth and
they go ‘oh, oh he doesn’t actually have a very good voice, does he?'”

Interviews on the Early Man World premiere green carpet
My Youtube playlist of Early Man interviews

dfs Mammoth Winter sale (via)

Den of Geek: Eddie Redmayne interview: Early Man, sofas, Black Death

"...I’m really embarrassed to say that I don’t think about the audience when I
choose a job. I tend to react to a script and go on an instinct, and whether I find it
entertaining. Is it a film I’d be interested in seeing? I’m an old fan of Aardman’s
from everything, so it was a bit a of a no-brainer. But their capacity to be so
inclusive, audience-wise, is a wonderful thing. It’s a rare, special thing a family
film where every generation can take something from it. It’s one of the things
I enjoy seeing......Genuinely, with Aardman, I’d be there! But I just laughed
when I read the script. A lot. And also, the past few films I’ve done, generally
the scripts don’t make me laugh massively. This was just so refreshing. I suppose
Dug is the straight guy, but one of the wonderful things about making the film for
me, the first session I could go there and Nick [Park] and I were working on what
his voice might be. Then Nick records an “eh?”, “uh?”, and then I’d come back a
week or two later, and they’d have animated it and Dug would be really funny!...


...The thing with Nick is that you work on a specific line, and you do it 20 times,
30 times, and he always has this face of optimism! Yeah, yeah, yeah! And you
know that he’s constantly optimistic and generous, and spirited, but you know
when you’ve got it. Normally it’s at a point where you go "Nick, will you do it?"
And he does it, and it always sounds so much better!...

...what’s interesting is that every film you do, you put everything into. So, weirdly those
films that very few people have seen – the fact that he’s even seen Black Death means
a great deal! The other thing is that it also makes total sense to me. What he’s looking
for is so unique. I must go and ask him what it was, though! My memory of that film
was being in swamps in Germany being beaten up by Sean Bean."
Click here to read the full interview

Eddie Redmayne has praised women in the film industry and the number of female-centric films leading the awards race this year. He believes a "sea of change" is happening in the movie industry following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Eddie, told The Big Issue magazine: "I think all of the conversations that are happening in our industry and across all industries at the moment are beyond important. I hope there is a sea change. "But I think the success of female-directed, female-led films - the top three films of the year have had women in the lead roles - that is testament to the fact it is no longer an excuse." (x)

The Big Issue is OUT NOW: Politics and plasticine. Maisie Williams and Eddie Redmayne
on what we can learn from Early Man (x)

Early Man Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes
Early Man has received mostly positive reviews from film critics.
Daily Mail: "Early Man is a joy." 5/5
Guardian: "Its straightforward storytelling and gentle humour still work a treat." 4/5
Independent: "There's no single shot, movement, joke, or line of dialogue that seems wasted." 3/5
Variety: "Early Man is as charming as they come."
Radio Times: "Early Man finds a place somewhere at the top of Aardman's evolutionary tree with Chicken Run and Shaun the Sheep." 4/5
The Telegraph: The miracle of great stop-motion has always been that the films look loved. As you watch Early Man, you can feel it. 4/5
Den of Geek: Aardman not only exists, but continues to maintain its high standards. Early Man is a real treat. 4/5
Financial Times review
The Sun review

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