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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Meet the Director Part 11-November 22, 2010

Vincent meets an actor/writer and mishears her, thinking she said "actor/waiter" and call her "an actor who waits," which cracks up the audience. He later inspires us to applaud after exhorting the young actor/writer that "you have to write all the time, dear. All the time. OK?"

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kill the Irishman (2011) - IMDb

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Full Metal Jacket Diary (1)

Stanley Kubrick in his salad days. Site by Matthew Modine.
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Jay Mohr To Channel Charlie Sheen On ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ –

Jay Mohr To Channel Charlie Sheen On 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent'

Tuesday March 29, 2011 @ 10:35am PDT

Tags: Charlie Sheen, Jay Mohr, Law & Order: Criminal Intent

EXCLUSIVE: The Law & Order franchise is known for looking at the biggest news headlines for storyline inspiration. This seems to be the case with an episode of the upcoming 10th and final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent on USA Network, in which Jay Mohr will guest star as a Charlie Sheen-type famous and incredibly successful badboy. Mohr's character, Nyle Brite, is from a different area of the arts: he is a a "rockstar" fashion designer whose every creation turns to gold. His badboy reputation of cocaine benders and call-girl parties only skyrockets his career and mints him as the "lovable rogue." (Sheen's most recent hospitalization that led to the production shutdown on Two and a Half Men and Sheen's subsequent firing from the show followed the now-infamous 36-hour bender with porn stars at his house, which reportedly included large amounts of cocaine.) Since L&O:CI is a crime drama, the plot of the episode includes a murder as a guest at one of Brite's parties turns up dead. Also appearing in the episode, titled Rispetto, is Noelle Beck (As the World Turns) as Debra Brite, Nyle's long-suffering but brilliant wife who has managed to withstand 20years of his antics because she has secrets of her own.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Kill The Irishman Q&A at AMC Empire 25 Theatre Part 1-3-26-2011

Vincent and Jonathan discuss why "Kill The Irishman" was filmed in Detroit instead of Cleveland, the digital Sony camera used to make the film, recreating the 1970's period setting for the story, and Vincent's awesome blue Lincoln used in the film. Vincent also talked about working with his co-stars Ray Stevenson, Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken. Vincent complimented Ray on having that "leading man thing" and recalled working with other leading man types in previous films, saying that "It's nice when people aren't assholes, you know." Vincent also praised director Jonathan Hensleigh's work ethic and how he helped set the tone on the set.

Please try not to be distracted by the way Vincent nervously tosses about his microphone. LOL He tends to be fidgety at times during these events, gesturing broadly with his hands while speaking, scratching his face, swinging his leg back and forth, etc.  I don't believe he's even aware how much he fidgets or that he intends to be rude at all. I find Vincent fascinating in all respects.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Kill The Irishman Q&A Pics 3-26-2011

I took some pics in the lobby and on the third level of the AMC Theater on West 42nd Street in Times Square prior to the 8:30 PM screening of "Kill The Irishman" last night. The ornate architectural details on the ceiling and first floor are lovely in a theater that contains 25-count'em-25 movie screens!

The Q&A began immediately after the film ended at 10:30 PM and lasted just over 30 minutes. The Q&A was announced just before the screening began and, from the reaction of people seated behind me in the theater, this was a surprise to most. Although the screening room was not completely full, after the film ended I saw people in the upper rows move to rows near the front after they heard that Vincent and Jonathan would be in the house tonight. Of course, I had arrived at 8 PM to get a good seat. I ended up in the middle of the second row and filmed the Q&A between the wide gap in the first row with an excellent, unobstructed view of Vincent and Jonathan. To keep the camcorder steady, I placed it inside the cup holder next to my seat and steered it left to right at times to film Vincent or Jonathan and mostly kept it stationary to view them both onscreen. No shaky hands this time!

Vincent D'Onofrio and director Jonathan Hensleigh answered questions from the audience about the making of the film "Kill The Irishman". They arrived and sat in chairs placed directly in front of the movie screen, and the Q&A began while the credits were rolling! The Q&A was supposed to run only 20 minutes but ran over to about 31 minutes. Jonathan explained that the film was shot in Detroit instead of Cleveland because the studio was offered a 40% tax rebate by the state of Michigan to offset the production costs, which helped to get the film made within budget. He also talked about the 39 vintage cars used in the film, adding that "Vincent had the best one." Jonathan had to own up to a flub pointed out by an audience member and admitted that he mistakenly identified Fat Tony Salerno's club as being located in Brooklyn, when it was actually in East Harlem. The same guy also asked Vincent about a scene where John Nardi commits a violent act and asks "Are you from Brooklyn?" Vincent replies that he is from Brooklyn, but "this isn't from Brooklyn." Hmm. What's that about?

Vincent heaped praise on his fellow actors in the film, including Ray Stevenson, who he described as having that "leading man" thing, Val Kilmer, his previous co-star in "The Salton Sea" and Christopher Walken, who has been a friend for years and "a really good guy." Vincent remarked that he had worked with other "leading man" types over the years and said "It's nice when they're not assholes." Jonathan spoke about a "mini-blazing row" wth a producer where he defended Vincent's decision to portray John Nardi as "an accountant" type, not a typical shark-skin suit wearing gangster. I really like this quote from Jonathan Hensleigh-"This is Vincent D'Onofrio. He knows what the fuck he's doing. Leave it alone." So there!

Vincent spoke more indepth about how he created the character of John Nardi, since he had little research available on Nardi, unlike when he portrayed Abbie Hoffman and Robert E. Howard. Vincent also related a story about working on "Men In Black" and how he thought he would get fired from that film because of his creation of Edgar the Bug's movements, which conflicted with the concept devised by Steven Spielberg, which involved puppets! Luckily, director Barry Sonnenfeld stuck up for Vincent and the studio ended up using CGI effects to transform Edgar into the giant bug, instead of those silly puppets. Whew!

After the Q&A ended, Vincent and Jonathan posed for photos on their way out, and also signed some movie posters, but we were told that the posters were for the studio, not us. Darn! I approached Vincent after the poster signing to ask for a photo with me, but a new bodyguard blocked me and said that Vincent had a meeting. We all got in the elevator and went down to the lobby, where I was finally able to ask Vincent to pose with me, and he agreed. "OK, real quick." he said as I got my camera ready to snap the photo. He leaned in closer to me so we could see ourselves on the fold-out screen of my camcorder(You got it, he said) and I snapped the photo. Yay! I said thank you and good night to Vincent as he and Jonathan stepped outside into the below freezing chill and he also said good night. He and Jonathan waited outside several minutes before getting into a black SUV and leaving for parts unknown. Wonder if they really had a meeting or were just going to have a drink. Could have been a case of Saturday night fever. You never know, eh?

Vincent D'Onofrio and me at the AMC Theater on 3-26-2011

This was the last but best photo I took this evening at the AMC Theater in Times Square after the Kill The Irishman Q&A. I just managed to catch Vincent on his way out of the theater and he was kind enough to pose for this pic with me "real quick" as he put it. Vincent even leaned in so I could take the photo myself. Awesome!

I'll post the rest tomorrow. I'm pooped!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Vincent promotes his new film "Kill The Irishman" this morning during the second hour of "Good Day New York" on Channel 5 in New York. The coolest thing is that I got to watch this segment on my brand new smartphone! Yay! Now I can take Vincent with me wherever I go.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Law and Order Criminal Intent Filming Pt 1-March 23, 2011

Goren and Eames at the VSF Florist Shop on 3-23-2011

Major Case detectives Robert Goren and Alexandra Eames were on the case this afternoon on West 4th Street in Greenwich Village. The temperature was just above freezing, with a steady rain throughout the day, and a clammy chill in the air. Yet, Goren and Eames were unrelenting in their pursuit of evil, as always. As Bobby stepped out of the florist shop to meet Eames, they became engrossed in conversation as they strolled along West 4th Street towards the black Escalade parked on the corner near 7th Avenue South. Could they have been debating the innocence or guilt of their suspects Nyle Brite and Debra Brite, or discussing a newly discovered piece of evidence clearing their suspects? Perhaps the lovely blooms inside the shop inspired their wishing for an early spring? Or maybe they were cursing the terrible weather, or deciding where to stop for lunch on the way back to One Police Plaza? Hmm, we'll have to wait until May to find out when the new episode of "Law and Order:Criminal Intent" entitled "Rispetto" airs on USA.

The LO:CI crew were filming in Greenwich Village for the second day in a row on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Yesterday they were filming on Washington Street, not far from today's shoot near Christopher Street, and the weather was sunny and more pleasant, near 50 degrees. Today was a different story, with snow turning to rain in the morning. When I arrived for today's shoot, Vincent was standing under a black umbrella smoking a Camel cig before he and Kate rehearsed and shot their scene outside the VSF florist shop between 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM. After the scene was completed, Vincent headed towards his car and headed out, probably to his trailer or for a spot of lunch in the area. He and Kate looked wonderful, and Kate was truly radiant, even in the rain.