Daily Archives: January 23, 2013

I love those ‘Black Sheep’

Standard

I’ve been listening to a song by Gin Wigmore which is being used in the promos for the new season of “Dallas.”

Even though it’s sung by a woman with a female POV, some of the lyrics really remind me of some of you-know-who’s ChaRActers:

Make me mad, I’m not here to please
Paint me in a corner but my colour comes  back
Once you go black, you never go back
I’m a black sheep
I’m a black  sheep

And those words dancing in my head led me to do some photo editing with some of RA’s sexy “bad boy” blokes who love to dress in black. And we, of course, love them in their black shirts and black leather . . .

‘Cause once you black, you never go back.

9bss

 

7_097dd

 

vlcsnap-00310sss

 

vlcsnap-00001fff

Sweet, Sexy Man in Black Leather

Standard

This is from a shot of The Hobbit cast members posing together after (?) the Apple Store interview in London. I cropped it down and used photo editing to take out an unnecessary shoulder and played a bit more. This is one of my favorite of the casual outfits Richard wore–love that sweater style under the now ubiquitous black leather jacket–and doesn’t he look handsome and relaxed? As if he’s enjoying the ride. A lovely man.

The-Hobbit--An-Unexpectedz-Journey--Meet-the-Cast--jpg

And of course the candid of him arriving after that long, long flight in Wellington before TH premiere. How can he look so good? It can’t just be due to first class seating, can it?

75325DDD-EA36-46E0-B1ABd-06DFA9708A4D

There were problems with a water leak down the road from us (on what used to be part of the family farm, now owned by a timber company) and our own water got shut off. Been wrangling around to get it cut back on. Waiting for the Quint-Mar folks to show up now.  *sigh*

Such a pleasure to watch: Behind-the-Scenes ‘Hobbit’ clips

Standard

Thanks to the lovely Fabomanto, who put together these clips from the German TV special about the making of The Hobbit.

The clips focus on Thorin, Kili and Fili, aka Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner and Dean O’Gorman as they train for the film. You may have seen it before but it’s worth watching again. And again.

BeFunky_Cyanotype_4thorinwlads

Fabo’s set the vid to a soundtrack of classical music, which works beautifully as you watch the actors move in slow motion in their well-choreographed ballets of battle. Makes me appreciate all the more the hard work, dedication, fancy footwork and just plain blood, sweat and tears it requires to create such scenes in the film.

That Richard Armitage sure knows how to take a tumble and wield a weapon. *sigh*