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Diana Rigg: a life in pictures | Television & radio | The Guardian

Avengers star Diana Rigg has died at the age of 82. We look back at her career on television, stage and film; from Emma Peel in 1965 to Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones 50 years later
#photography #tv #film #movies #DianaRigg

https://www.theguardian.com/film/gallery/2020/sep/10/diana-rigg-a-life-in-pictures

 

Ryan Coogler's Memories of Chadwick Boseman

#movies, #ryancoogler, #chadwickboseman, #blackpanther, #mcu



"I inherited Marvel and the Russo Brothers’ casting choice of T’Challa. It is something that I will forever be grateful for. The first time I saw Chad’s performance as T’Challa, it was in an unfinished cut of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. I was deciding whether or not directing BLACK PANTHER was the right choice for me. I’ll never forget, sitting in an editorial suite on the Disney Lot and watching his scenes. His first with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, then, with the South African cinema titan, John Kani as T’Challa’s father, King T’Chaka. It was at that moment I knew I wanted to make this movie. After Scarlett’s character leaves them, Chad and John began conversing in a language I had never heard before. It sounded familiar, full of the same clicks and smacks that young black children would make in the States. The same clicks that we would often be chided for being disrespectful or improper. But, it had a musicality to it that felt ancient, powerful, and African.
In my meeting after watching the film, I asked Nate Moore, one of the producers of the film, about the language. “Did you guys make it up?” Nate replied, “that’s Xhosa, John Kani’s native language. He and Chad decided to do the scene like that on set, and we rolled with it.” I thought to myself. “He just learned lines in another language, that day?” I couldn’t conceive how difficult that must have been, and even though I hadn’t met Chad, I was already in awe of his capacity as actor.
I learned later that there was much conversation over how T’Challa would sound in the film. The decision to have Xhosa be the official language of Wakanda was solidified by Chad, a native of South Carolina, because he was able to learn his lines in Xhosa, there on the spot. He also advocated for his character to speak with an African accent, so that he could present T’Challa to audiences as an African king, whose dialect had not been conquered by the West.
I finally met Chad in person in early 2016, once I signed onto the film. He snuck past journalists that were congregated for a press junket I was doing for CREED, and met with me in the green room. We talked about our lives, my time playing football in college, and his time at Howard studying to be a director, about our collective vision for T’Challa and Wakanda. We spoke about the irony of how his former Howard classmate Ta-Nehisi Coates was writing T’Challa’s current arc with Marvel Comics. And how Chad knew Howard student Prince Jones, who’s murder by a police officer inspired Coates’ memoir Between The World and Me.
I noticed then that Chad was an anomaly. He was calm. Assured. Constantly studying. But also kind, comforting, had the warmest laugh in the world, and eyes that seen much beyond his years, but could still sparkle like a child seeing something for the first time.
That was the first of many conversations. He was a special person. We would often speak about heritage and what it means to be African. When preparing for the film, he would ponder every decision, every choice, not just for how it would reflect on himself, but how those choices could reverberate. “They not ready for this, what we are doing…” “This is Star Wars, this is Lord of the Rings, but for us… and bigger!” He would say this to me while we were struggling to finish a dramatic scene, stretching into double overtime. Or while he was covered in body paint, doing his own stunts. Or crashing into frigid water, and foam landing pads. I would nod and smile, but I didn’t believe him. I had no idea if the film would work. I wasn’t sure I knew what I was doing. But I look back and realize that Chad knew something we all didn’t. He was playing the long game. All while putting in the work. And work he did.
He would come to auditions for supporting roles, which is not common for lead actors in big budget movies. He was there for several M’Baku auditions. In Winston Duke’s, he turned a chemistry read into a wrestling match. Winston broke his bracelet. In Letitia Wright’s audition for Shuri, she pierced his royal poise with her signature humor, and would bring about a smile to T’Challa’s face that was 100% Chad.
While filming the movie, we would meet at the office or at my rental home in Atlanta, to discuss lines and different ways to add depth to each scene. We talked costumes, military practices. He said to me “Wakandans have to dance during the coronations. If they just stand there with spears, what separates them from Romans?” In early drafts of the script. Eric Killmonger’s character would ask T’Challa to be buried in Wakanda. Chad challenged that and asked, what if Killmonger asked to be buried somewhere else?
Chad deeply valued his privacy, and I wasn’t privy to the details of his illness. After his family released their statement, I realized that he was living with his illness the entire time I knew him. Because he was a caretaker, a leader, and a man of faith, dignity and pride, he shielded his collaborators from his suffering. He lived a beautiful life. And he made great art. Day after day, year after year. That was who he was. He was an epic firework display. I will tell stories about being there for some of the brilliant sparks till the end of my days. What an incredible mark he’s left for us.
I haven’t grieved a loss this acute before. I spent the last year preparing, imagining and writing words for him to say, that we weren’t destined to see. It leaves me broken knowing that I won’t be able to watch another close-up of him in the monitor again or walk up to him and ask for another take.
It hurts more to know that we can’t have another conversation, or facetime, or text message exchange. He would send vegetarian recipes and eating regimens for my family and me to follow during the pandemic. He would check in on me and my loved ones, even as he dealt with the scourge of cancer.
In African cultures we often refer to loved ones that have passed on as ancestors. Sometimes you are genetically related. Sometimes you are not. I had the privilege of directing scenes of Chad’s character, T’Challa, communicating with the ancestors of Wakanda. We were in Atlanta, in an abandoned warehouse, with bluescreens, and massive movie lights, but Chad’s performance made it feel real. I think it was because from the time that I met him, the ancestors spoke through him. It’s no secret to me now how he was able to skillfully portray some of our most notable ones. I had no doubt that he would live on and continue to bless us with more. But it is with a heavy heart and a sense of deep gratitude to have ever been in his presence, that I have to reckon with the fact that Chad is an ancestor now. And I know that he will watch over us, until we meet again."
-- Ryan Coogler, director, "Black Panther".
 
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#medieval movies!

All credits go to Simon De Thuillières

#humor #art #movies
 
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Very cool!

#medieval movies!

All credits go to Simon De Thuillières

#humor #art #movies
 
Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #creativity, #foss, #linux, #motivation, #movies, #music, #news, and #travel. Thanks for the invite, @David Thiery!
 
From a conversation about movie history - from pandemics (1918 not so well covered) to wars and rebuilding into the future (sci-fi) to general escapism, and to drama and portrayals of the human condition. And I recalled this. An easy read for film history lovers, and also relevant to media, psychology, and sociology. Here is the wonderfully brilliant, funny, and illuminating Dr. Danny Wedding, in this presentation focusing on the portrayal - positive and negative, educational or stereotypical - of mental health (or lack thereof) in film.

Movies and Mental Illness: Using Movies to Understand Psychopathology


#dannywedding #movies #filmhistory #mentalillness #mediapsychology #psychology #sociology #mentalhealth
 

Social distance cinema: drive-in theatres boom – in pictures | World news | The Guardian

With the widespread closures of cinemas as part of measures to stem the spread of Covid-19, drive-in movie theatres around the world, where social distancing is guaranteed, have been enjoying new-found popularity
#photography #lockdown #SocialIsolation #SocialDistancing #film #movies

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2020/may/05/social-distance-cinema-drive-in-theatres-boom-coronavirus-in-pictures

 

Brian Dennehy: All-round American actor dies at 81 - BBC News

US actor Brian Dennehy, whose chiselled jaw and towering figure featured in some 40 films, has died at the age of 81, of natural causes in Connecticut.
Oh, what a shame! 😟

#entertainment #video #movies #film #tv
 
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Brian Dennehy (7/9/38-4/15/20)


80sThen80sNow is Sad to Announce the Passing of Mr. Brian Dennehy

Brian’s Exciting Acting Career Spanned Over Four Decades and Included Roles in First Blood, Gorky Park, Silverado, Cocoon, F/X and More Than 50 Others.

#BrianDennehy #Movies #Movie
 

Read my lips: how lockdown TV could boost children’s literacy | Television & radio | The Guardian

An urgent call is to go out to children’s television broadcasters this weekend, backed by major names in British entertainment, politics and technology. Writer and performer Stephen Fry, best-selling author Cressida Cowell and businesswoman Martha Lane Fox are joined by former children’s television presenter Floella Benjamin as signatories to a letter, carried in today’s Observer, that urges all leading streaming, network and terrestrial children’s channels to make one simple change to boost literacy among the young: turn on the subtitles.
#education #ChildDevelopment #literacy #video #movies #film #tv
 

Twitch Watch Parties will let you watch Amazon videos with others | Android Authority

Loads of people are spending time watching movies and TV shows on streaming services these days, as they’re stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
There are many unofficial ways for homebound Netflix users to watch content with family and friends remotely through services like Netflix Party. Now Amazon Prime Video is getting in on the act.
Amazon, working with its Twitch subsidiary, is expanding a new feature called Watch Parties to more creators, so they can stream, watch, and share Prime Video content with others online.
#entertainment #video #movies #film #tv #lockdown #SocialIsolation
Amazon just made it easier for folks stuck at home to watch movies with friends
 

You can now watch some Apple TV Plus and YouTube originals for free | Android Authority

Apple’s dedicated streaming service – Apple TV Plus – is reportedly offering a bunch of original shows and movies for free streaming. YouTube is also doing the same for its YouTube Premium originals.
#entertainment #video #movies #film #tv #lockdown #SocialIsolation
You can now watch some Apple TV Plus and YouTube originals for free
 

10 great feel-good TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streaming services | TechRadar

What takes you to your happy place at the end of a long working day? A sitcom featuring characters you have a real affinity with? A fun or heartwarming reality show? Or just a breezy cooking series?
#entertainment #video #movies #film #tv #lockdown #SocialIsolation
 

Things to do at home: 34 ideas while you're stuck in self-isolation | TechRadar

New things to watch and play join our growing list of things to do at home list to keep preoccupied while you're safely indoors
#lockdown #SocialIsolation #entertainment #video #movies #film #tv #games #lifestyle
 

Apple donates $10M to 'One World: Together at Home' COVID-19 fundraiser | Apple Insider

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday announced the company will donate $10 million to the "One World: Together at Home" benefit, a COVID-19 fundraiser organized by Global Citizen and the World Health Organization in collaboration with Lady Gaga.
#entertainment #video #movies #film #tv #lockdown #SocialIsolation #Apple
 

Apple, Amazon, YouTube and Others to Live Stream 'One World: Together At Home' Virtual Concert | MacRumors

Global Citizen and the World Health Organization have teamed up to create a "One World: Together at Home" global special to support the fight against COVID-19.
The special is set to be broadcast live on Saturday, April 18 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time/8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on ABC, NBC, and CBS, plus it will be streamed by Apple, Amazon Prime Video, Alibaba, Facebook, Instagram, LiveXLive, Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, TIDAL, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo, and YouTube.
#entertainment #video #movies #film #tv #lockdown #SocialIsolation
 

Tales from the Loop review: small-town America goes sci-fi | The Verge

Tales from the Loop is so pretty it breaks your heart. Based on the work of Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag, famous for his scenes of pastoral tranquility draped around uncanny sci-fi sights, Amazon’s newest drama is a collection of eight short stories where everyday rural life is tinged with the supernatural. But unlike, say, Stranger Things, where the otherworldly takes center stage, Tales from the Loop uses it as an excuse to dig deeper into the people who must continue to live mundane lives, even as the extraordinary looms just inches away.
I don't go for science fiction these days but I'm sold on this series. If you've got Apple TV+, do check it out even if you're not a sci-fi fan.

#entertainment #video #movies #film #tv #Apple #TV+
 

Killing Eve season 3 trailer confirms Eve Polastri's survival | Radio Times

It also looks like Villanelle hasn't lost her penchant for dressing up in elaborate costumes...
Episode 1 is on Sunday April 12 at 9pm in the US. In the UK, we'll 'make do' with watching Homeland.

#entertainment #video #movies #film #tv #streaming
 

These 17 movies will be available online early to help ease your coronavirus anxiety | TechHive

The Call of the Wild, Onward, Bad Boys for Life, and more are available to rent or buy from streaming services way ahead of schedule.
#entertainment #video #movies #film #tv
 

Amazon's Prime Video iOS app finally lets you purchase TV shows and movies | TechRadar

Apple and Amazon seem to have made nice, with the Prime Video app on iOS, iPadOS and tvOS now supporting in-app purchases. Apple device users, be it an iPhone, iPad or Apple TV, will now be able to rent or purchase anything from the Prime Video library directly from the app.
#entertainment #video #movies #film #tv #Apple #iOS #iPadOS #Amazon #Prime
 

The complete list of Apple TV+ shows and series | Macworld

Apple is planting its own flag in the streaming wars with Apple TV+, its in-house streaming service that features only original programming—no reruns of hit TV shows or last year’s blockbuster movies.
The company is said to be spending several billion dollars a year on original programming. That’s a lot of TV! Apple is attracting some of the best talent in TV and film production, including huge stars and directors, and locking down the television and movie rights to best-selling books.
Not just the existing shows, but a lot of upcoming new content.

#entertainment #video #movies #film #tv #Apple #AppleTV+
 

Tired of rewatching Fleabag? Here are 30 TV hidden gems to stream | Television & radio | The Guardian

There are a host of great shows from the age of Peak TV that you may have missed – now is an ideal time to start catching up
#entertainment #video #movies #film #tv #SocialIsolation
 

Bored and stuck at home? Here are 12 streaming services with 30-day free trials | Android Authority

No one wants to be stuck at home during this current coronavirus outbreak. However, if you are, you might as well make the most of it. There are lots of great streaming services you can sign up for right now. Combined, they offer tons of free movies and TV shows to binge-watch. Most services offer free trials but many of them just have brief seven or 14-day trials to watch them for free. The good news is that during this coronavirus crisis, many streaming services have launched special promotions that offer new subscribers 30-day free trials.
#entertainment #video #movies #film #tv #SocialIsolation
Bored and stuck at home? Here are 12 streaming services with 30-day free trials
 

Disney Plus has arrived in the UK - here's how to get it and how to watch for free | TechRadar

Disney Plus has finally made it to the UK. Four full months after its initial US launch, you can now sign up to Disney Plus and start streaming the hours and hours (and hours) of films and TV shows waiting there for you.
#entertainment #video #movies #film #tv #Disney #DisneyPlus
 

Amazon is making dozens of kids’ shows, including Arthur, completely free | The Verge

As more people are asked to stay home due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Amazon is making a portion of Prime Video kids and family programming free, including popular shows like Arthur, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and more.
#entertainment #video #movies #film #tv #Amazon #Prime #PrimeVideo
 

Amazon Prime Video finally gets profiles | Android Authority

Netflix and Hulu have offered profile support for years now, but it’s a feature that Amazon Prime Video has inexplicably lacked for ages. Thankfully, it looks like the function has gone live for some users now
Different members if the family can now keep their own preferences on Prime.

#entertainment #video #movies #film #tv #Prime
Amazon Prime Video finally gets one of Netflix’s most basic features
 

Netflix Party: Watch Movies With Friends Online, Like An AOL Chatroom With Streaming Services | GameSpot

Everyone knows this: the need to socialize is a primal part of human nature, so while the world practices social distancing, it is important to fill that void. Luckily, there is a Google Chrome extension that allows you and your friends to watch Netflix together without having to be in the same room.
#entertainment #video #movies #film #Netflix #SocialIsolation
 

Apple heeds E.U. request to lower video quality of its Apple TV+ service to reduce the strain on the internet | Cult of Mac

Apple appears to have heeded the E.U. request to lower quality of its Apple TV+ service to reduce the strain on the internet.
Including the UK? But we're not in the EU...

#entertainment #video #movies #film #Apple #AppleTV+
Apple TV+ cuts streaming quality in Europe to lower stress on internet
 

Movies released early for streaming due to Coronavirus | Android Authority

Coronavirus has most of us stranded at home without much to do. Watching movies is an obvious way to spend your time, but soon enough you will start burning through the latest films available for streaming. This is why movie studios and streaming services are releasing content for streaming ahead of schedule. Those looking for something newer to watch while practicing social distancing have some great options, and we have put together a list of them here.
#entertainment #movies #film #SocialIsolation
10 great movies released early for streaming because of Coronavirus lock-down
 

15 more great movies cord-cutters can stream for free while waiting out the coronavirus - Part 2 | TechHive

If you’re looking for some escapist entertainment while we all isolate ourselves to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, allow us to suggest these 15 Hollywood movies, each of which is available for streaming at absolutely no cost (apart from subjecting your eyeballs to a few ads
#StreamingVideo #movies #film
 

15 movies cord-cutters can stream for free while waiting out the coronavirus - Part 1 | TechHive

Whether you’re sheltering in place to stem the spread of the coronavirus or you’re just looking for great deals in home entertainment, streaming a good movie over the internet is a fabulous way to pass the time. But who has the budget to pay for all those high-profile services? Well, here are 15 movies you can stream for the grand total of zero dollars.
#StreamingVideo #movies #film
 
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