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Wednesday, January 14, 2009
The homegrown Hollywood star is delighted Anna won the Golden Globe after she performed alongside him in the American television series True Blood.
Anna – best known for winning an Oscar at the age of 11 for her role in The Piano – won the prestigious award for playing Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress who falls for a vampire.
He said: "I am so pleased for Anna. This series has been so well received in America and it is great that the critics recognise its impact.
"Last week, we started filming series two which means I will be in LA until July, although I will return to Brentwood for the launch of True Blood in April in the UK, when is goes out on The FX Channel.True Blood is based on books written by author Charlaine Harris and fans of the series have donated nearly £4,000 in two months to Brentwood Theatre. This includes a large donation from the bestselling author.
I prefer aubergine to describe the color of the lovely Anna's dress -some how True Blood watchers just don't want to think of eggplants !
* Scruffy, unshaven looks on the red carpet are a turn-off to Style Matters, but they were definitely a trend. See Stephen Moyer (True Blood), Steve Carell (The Office), Jeremy Piven (Entourage) and Colin Farrell (Hey, Colin, lose the gum!).* Anna Paquin (True Blood) was a knockout in a classic updo and elegant dress in an eggplant shade.
The HBO television series “True Blood” starring Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer is in pre-production in the Baton Rouge area and will shoot portions of the series in Louisiana in February, April and June.
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Difficult balance: Generation Kill plays out the thrill of combat, set against the wanton waste of life and senselessness of the battles being fought.
It doesn’t seem like it’s time yet to be watching television and films about the Iraq War for entertainment, does it? It is, after all, still dragging on, and if the electronic media weren’t mostly mirroring the inevitable fatigue many home-front Americans feel, we could watch the real thing on the news every night. And even casual film fans know the lore that it took years for Hollywood to be able to handle the Vietnam War with anything like success; the feeble first attempts to make Iraq War features have kept audiences away in droves and made such distance seem like a necessary rule. Perhaps that’s why one of the most well-made and timely television productions of 2008 seemed to land without a sound, with little water-cooler chatter to its credit and no serious media buzz to its name. The recent DVD release of Generation Kill offers a chance to put this situation right.
Read on http://www.metropulse.com/news/2009/jan/13/generation-kill-pulls-iraq-war-story/
The full schedule, featuring 10 more panels with cast and creative teams, will be announced Feb. 18.
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The festival, presented by the Paley Center for Media, will be held April 10-23 at the ArcLight Cinemas’ Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.
- 1 guaranteed ticket to all 12 star-studded PaleyFest09 panels
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Don't call a vampire "son."
That just makes my blood boil!
Hi honey , guess what ? I'm Pregnant !!!
Would you like some garlic bread?
Don't be such a deadbeat!"
You seem like a nice guy ... you are always welcome in my house.
Peace be with you brother, I'm recruiting for the Fellowship of the Sun.
I've been dying to meet you!
Loving True Blood in Dallas Blogtalk radio : Anna wins a Golden Globe and we meet Charlaine Harris in Houston (Episode 6)
It's been a hellava week ! Let's spend a few minutes tonight talking about Anna's stunning win at the Golden Globes last night. Yes, we can also talking about why they didn't arrive together and what about THAT kiss !! Haha- Also what does this foreshadow for the Emmys ? We will also be happy to talk any about our traveling to visit with Charlaine Harris last week in Houston.
Anna wins Golden Globe and we meet Charlaine Harris !
Man, it's been a hellava week !
Let's spend a few minutes tonight talking about Anna's stunning win at the Golden Globes last night.
Yes, we can also talk about why they didn't arrive together at the GG and what about THAT kiss !!
Haha- Also what does this foreshadow for the Emmys ?
We will also be happy to also talk any about our traveling to visit with Charlaine Harris last week in Houston.
We are honored once again to have the lovely Object desire as our co-host.
Please join us, you can call-in and chat tonight at 9:00 pm central
Go here at 8:45 pm (c) http://www.blogtalkradio.com/True-Blood-in-Dallas
The chatroom will appear as soon as it goes live 845 pm and then at 9 pm you will see a link so you can also listen live.
We'd love to hear from you ...Thanks,
As many of you may remember , we met Charlaine Harris in Houston last week and we have a very special autographed copy of a Sookie book to give away!
All you have to do to be in the running to win is go to this post about the Charlaine event and post some thing ( just post anything you want to say , or you can just say, Hi!) in the comments section. make sure you don't post as anonymous, make sure you post as or put in your wiki or other online name in the post !
I will post the winner in the first post tomorrow morning !
Also thanks to a fan of the blog we now have an amazing runner up gift!
So there will be two winners tomorrow morning !
Thanks , Dallas
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I recently had the privilege of a brief interview with the author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, which were adapted into the HBO show - True Blood. Mrs. Harris is a talented writer who has brought vampires into the modern age in a sophisticated and relevant way, and True Blood on HBO is the latest television work from creator Alan Ball.
“First off, what was the impetus for writing the The Sookie Stackhouse stories?”
“I’d been writing conventional mysteries for many years, and I wanted a career change and a personal challenge.”
“What is it about the vampire mythos that remain so intriguing to readers/viewers?”
“I think everyone’s interested in immortality, especially in this youth-obsessed society. Also, the image of the vampire is inextricable from one of the favorite images in American romance, the “bad boy.” He’s secretly sensitive and (amazingly) senses how special YOU are, when that’s not apparent to others around you. Under his rough exterior lurks someone who’ll defend you to the death, etc.”
“The character name Sookie Stackhouse is one of the most colorful and memorable character names I have ever heard or read. How did you come up with such an interesting lead character?”
“It took a lot of mental work to build Sookie. I built her backwards, once I’d decided I wanted to write about a girl who was dating a vampire. After that basic decision, I had to answer a series of questions about her — Why was she doing such a dangerous thing? Why couldn’t she date the guy who works at the filling station? The answer, that Sookie had a disability that made a regular dating career impossible, led to another series of questions. In the end, I arrived at Sookie’s life situation and her character.”
YFS: “How did your books turn into one of the best new shows on HBO? What was the process, from your perspective, of having the novels translated to the television format? And how involved are you with the production process?”
Charlaine Harris: “I’m not involved in the production process at all. In return, Alan doesn’t tell me how to write my books. It works for us.
Alan read the books and loved them, his agent called my agent, and after the previous option on the books expired, we made a deal. Alan assured me he would stay true to the spirit of the novels, and I knew that strict adherence to my text would not be filmable. I knew going in there would be changes. I enjoy being surprised.”
YFS: “What’s next for you? What new things are you writing on, and will you be working on anything we can expect to see on film or TV in the future?”
Charlaine Harris: “I’ve finished Sookie Nine (DEAD AND GONE) and it’ll be on the shelves in May. I have a Harper Connelly novel, the fourth, in October. I’m in an anthology called MUST LOVE HELLHOUNDS, which should be out in September or October. Some of my books are being looked at for film projects, but that’s an ongoing process.”
YFS: “Favorite vampire movie?”
Charlaine Harris: “Hmmmm. I don’t think I’ve got a favorite. There were things I liked about several vampire movies, but there were also flaws that I disliked. I have to say that “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” TV show has been my favorite.”
Big thanks to Mrs. Harris for speaking to us. If you missed the first season of True Blood, be sure to catch up on one of the hottest new shows before next season. Also, visit Charlaine’s website for more info on her novels : http://www.charlaineharris.com/
Question: Thanks for telling us that True Blood started shooting its second season last week, but could you tell me when the episodes will start airing? -- Katie
Ausiello: This summer, which means season 2 will air roughly eight months after the conclusion of season 1 -- a lightning fast turnaround by cable standards. "Alan Ball is a very fast writer," explains an HBO source. In other True Blood news, I caught up with Sam Trammell (Sam) at the Globes and he teased that his new love interest (played by The Bold and The Beautiful's Ashley Jones) is up to no good. "I don't know the whole storyline, but I've read the first three episodes, and it's going to be really twisted and dark and exciting. She's got some serious secrets and questionable intentions."