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interviste audio dal set di The Road

venerdì 25 aprile 2008

Dal Post Gazette un articolo con 3 file audio di interviste a Viggo e al regista John Hillcoat

Film Notes: ‘Road’ doesn’t travel usual local paths

Friday, April 25, 2008
Don’t look for the Pittsburgh money shots in “The Road.” You know, the sort that pop up on “Monday Night Football” or as the backdrop for political reporters positioned atop Mount Washington.

“We don’t really get to see bright shiny beautiful Pittsburgh,” Buddy Enright, unit production manager for “The Road,” said this week before packing up and heading to Lake Erie. “It’s all rural,” with a couple of exceptions.

“The Road,” an adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel about a father and son searching for food, shelter and safety in an unsafe world, required gray skies, wintry bare trees and a topography that helps to tell the story. No chirping birds or blue skies required or wanted.

“It’s a cold, gray world, and we really expected that, and we got it here and frankly, we’re getting out of town in the nick of time with the trees budding and blooming,” he said.

“The story starts in the mountains and ends up at the sea and we realized we could tell the story kind of geographically through the Pennsylvania landscape here in Western Pennsylvania using the mountains, using the farmland, using river bottoms,” he said.

Viggo on preparing for his role in “The Road”

Viggo Viggo Mortensen on the city of Pittsburgh

“The Road” director John Hillcoat on relief in the midst of sadness

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Video dalle location di The Road

venerdì 25 aprile 2008

Da GoErie un video dalle locations di The Road a Presque Isle

Film shooting begins on Presque Isle (VIDEO)

Published: April 24. 2008 5:48PM


The Road A crew working on the film “The Road” place equipment on a sand dune at Beach 10, Presque Isle State Park on April 24. Actor Viggo Mortensen is starring in the film. (Erie Times-News/JACK HANRAHAN)

By GERRY WEISS
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Crews of grips and gaffers set up electrical equipment and wheeled out towering light poles.

A chef, brought in from Australia, whipped up snacks and meals.

And a bearded Viggo Mortensen waited for cameras to roll.

Beach 10 at Presque Isle State Park was transformed today into a Hollywood movie set as the big-screen production of “The Road” started its scheduled six-day shoot in Erie.

The set itself was closed off to the public, but there were signs — literally — that pointed to the action.

Yellow and black posters marked with arrows and the numbers 2929, identifying the 2929 Entertainment production company, were hung at the park’s front gate to help guide the 75 to 100 people in the film’s cast and crew to the location.

Additional signs, emblazoned with the words Base Camp and Crew Parking, dotted the entrances to Beach 10, which were blocked off by park police cruisers and wooden barricades.

“We’re trying to protect the privacy we need in order to create an environment to let us work and not have to be concerned about it,” said Andrew Ullman, location manager for “The Road.” “We’re trying to dissuade people from coming out here. This is not a public event. And we’re hoping everyone will respect our wishes.”

The crew got its wish today, as there were no reports of gaggles of onlookers or star-struck gawkers near Beach 10, just the usual assortment of walkers, bikers and joggers.

The stretch of road leading to Beach 10 was cordoned off intermittently throughout the day; especially when the film’s director, John Hillcoat, had cameras focused on Mortensen and his 11-year-old co-star, Kodi Smit-McPhee.

“The Road,” an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, is a bleak survival tale about a father and son in a post-apocalyptic world. (Continua…)

“The Road”: finite le riprese a Pittsburgh

giovedì 24 aprile 2008

Terminate la parte delle riprese a Pittsburgh di The Road come riporta in un articolo il

Filming wraps up on post-apocalyptic ‘The Road’

Thursday, April 24, 2008

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Director John Hillcoat, foreground, and Javier
Aguirresa-robe, director of photography,

on the set of “The Road.”

The bunker was bathed in warm orange light, the Man and the Boy enjoying the long-gone comforts of civilization: bunk beds with pillows and sheets, a slice of frosted cake and a fork, even the fixings for a hand-rolled cigarette and gulp of alcohol.

Yesterday, actors Viggo Mortensen and young Kodi Smit-McPhee were in the old Benkovitz warehouse in the Strip District shooting their final Pittsburgh scenes for the movie “The Road.”

Crew members were dismantling sets and moving out gear even as they played freeze tag — stopping in their tracks or cursing their squeaky shoes — once director John Hillcoat started shooting into the bunker that is a rare, welcome haven in a post-apocalyptic world.

The exterior was in New Galilee but the interior had been built on a makeshift stage and outfitted with collapsible canvas chairs, a table and what novelist Cormac McCarthy called “the richness of a vanished world.”

That meant blankets, jars, cans and boxes of food, candles and an out-of-sight flare of fire lending a gorgeous glow, courtesy of cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe. (Continua…)

Voices of a People’s History – Live in Portland, Oregon! – Aggiornamento

giovedì 24 aprile 2008

pare che ci sia stata una modifica della data per il reading in Oregon annunciato in precedenza,  dal sito di Howard Zinn

Voices of a People’s History – Live in Portland, Oregon!

Friday, May 16, 2008, at 8:00 pm
Portland, Oregon
Venue to be announced

[NOTE DATE AND VENUE CHANGE!]