Heatwave Down Under – DO THE RIGHT THING

As we prepare the a heatwave down here in the city of churches  – Adelaide, there’s only one movie to sit back in the air cond. comfort and watch, that being, Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097216/

Just as I watch, David Fincher’s – Se7en when it rains for days.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114369/?ref_=nm_knf_t2

Man I love this film!

Why do I love this film? It’s everything, the concept, the acting, the great dialogue, the characters and of course there is the underlying plot of the mixture of ethnic people, “all getting along”.

Movie stats:

Year made 1989

Writer – Director Spike lee

1990 Academy Awards

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Danny Aiello (nominated)Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen – Spike Lee (nominated)

Trivia:

Spike lee wrote the film in two weeks.

The film was shot entirely on Stuyvesant Avenue between Quincy Street and Lexington Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood of Brooklyn.

Spike Lee campaigned for Robert De Niro as Sal the pizzeria owner, but De Niro had to decline due to prior commitments

 

Spike lee talks about the film.

http://thegrio.com/2009/07/04/do-the-right-thing-turns-20/

Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muc7xqdHudI

 

Sound Track –

http://www.allmusic.com/album/do-the-right-thing-soundtrack-mw0000204741

Reviews:

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/do-the-right-thing-1989

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/do_the_right_thing/

http://www.theguardian.com/film/movie/82554/do-the-right-thing

Need help getting that American accent Nailed down !!!!

Create your TV Show?

Money actors and tax

Premiere Props - Hollywood Movie Props and Costumes

 

New Page – Jobs In Hollywood

Came across this interesting looking site yesterday whilst surfing:

www.hiddenhollywoodjobs.com
** I wonder who the Award winning actress is that is seeking
a full time PA?????
*** this could be worth signing up to their mailing list for all the
hidden jobs

 

Hollywood Down Under ???????????

Hollywood Down Under?

Well well well, could we get Hollywood down under?

Advertising man Brenton Bockhas put forward the idea of having a Hollywood style sign
placed at the foothills of the Adelaide Hills, here in Adelaide, (site creators home town)
South Australia. “I would like to see people standing in the middle of Rundle Mall on New Year’s Eve and to look up at the sign and see a laser light show,” Mr Bock said.
But wait there’s more! I found out this info, about the licensing rights to
the Hollywood sign. Apparently, the rights to the sign are actually owned
by an Australian, living here in Adelaide!

read all about HERE and now.

TRASHARAMA! Film Fest DOWN UNDER

Ok movie-making lovers – Happy New Year and all that jazz.

I’ve been busy sorry, living in temporary accommodation while I
wait until all the who hah of buying a house has gone thru!

This will be the third house that I have purchased and I am hoping that this
will be the one they carry me out in a box!  On the subject of death and all associated, if any readers are down under in the land of OZ here, in particular in the city, in the city of murders, er churches actually they call it,

I urge you to get along on January 17th to TRASHARAMA Film Festival.

From their site:
Just ELEVEN DAYS to go till THE NASTIEST SHORT FILLUM FESTERval in Oz plays in ADELAIDE!! TRASHARAMA!
Don’t miss this one off SCREAMING! Hilarious movies from the most sick n’ twisted Film makers in Oz! Giveaways!
Madness! Mayhem! PLEDGE YOUR TIX NOW through the Pozible site. Theres great rewards like T Shirts and Stubby holders.
SECURE your seat! (and it helps me pay the Sinema deposit)

http://www.trasharama.com/

 

New Link !

I recently received an email from these guys asking to be included on the links page of Break Into Hollywood here.  Of course this is no problems at all. 

Be sure to check out these guys, here is their info! 

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* The Actor’s Golden Box: With Michelle Danner

 Take a tour of the school:

 http://vimeo.com/44956667.

Acting Conservatory 

Michelle Danner Los Angeles Acting Studio
Our mission is to provide a creative home to a community of passionate actors in LA.

This Los Angeles Acting School encompasses the following acting techniques: Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Hagen, Chekhov, & theStanislavsky Technique.

 

* Audition for Film & Television: On-Camera Cold Reading
* Scene Study, Beginning/Intermediate/ Advanced
* Improv Workout
* Casting Director Workshop
* Voice intensives level 1 & level 2

*3, 6 & 12 month WELL ROUNDED ACTOR INTENSIVES AVAILABLE 
DON’T MISS THE FREE INFORMATIONAL SESSION TO LEARN ABOUT ALL THE CLASSES 
& MEET WITH MICHELLE DANNER CALL (310)392-0815
OR E-MAIL INFO@EDGEMAR.ORG


http://www.michelledanner.com 
2437 Main Street

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Phone: 310.399.3666

Fax: 310.399.2898

Skype: Edgemar.center.for.the.arts

http://www.michelledanner.com

RIP Paul Walker

According to Coroner Ed Winters, the bodies were so badly burned they would take days to positively identify. Referring of course to the recent news of Paul Walker dying as a passenger in a car in Santa Clarita, California.

Whatever one may have thought of his acting abilities, or other, it is still a tragedy, hearing the recent news of the death of Paul walker.

Personally, I was not a fan of The fast and Furious movies. I am sure they are a lot of fun but I like my movies with a bit more “soul” to them.

My favourite Paul Walker film is Into The Blue, oh and the one with the snow dogs, Eight Below.

For more info on his career, here is the Wikipedia link

 

 

Over due update SCAM????

Update on Background Actors post

Ok, so a few days after I sent of my contact details to the advert I recived a call from a woman.

This woman sounded like that everything she was saying to me was being read from A SCRIPT, that’s one thing I picked up straight away. She went onto say that RIGHT now they were in need of extras for features, commercials and more, hell she even named a few features supposedly being shot in Australia NOW! ( I have not done the research on these as yet)

Anyway she made it sound very scripted, and furthermore she INSISTED that I read completely the terms and conditions that she was going to send me.

Hmm.

Background Actors – Scam or not Scam? This is the question PART ONE

Background Actors – Scam or not Scam? This is the question PART ONE

 

Ok, so there’s this ad on Gumtree, (not sure if gumtree is in the states but I spose it’s a bit like Craig’s List, it’s a free Ebay type site ( I think ebay own it). The ad came up under OTHER jobs, here is what it had to say:

For a mini series in production in ****

Previous performance experience is not essential as you will be required for background scenes, your presence makes the land of make-believe seem real.
Hourly rate, minimum 4 hour call out.
Reliability and enthusiasm are more important.
Females & Males aged between 18-65
Fluent in English is a necessity. Must have work permit.

In the first instance, applicants should email us.
Please include your name, age, phone number, any general information you think we should know about you. We will then contact you.

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**** So I have shot off an email- message an shall see what happens.

Keep posted here for what develops next.

How to Body Double?

While we are on the subject of body double work I was thinking just how does one go about getting into this?

Quick search and bingo!

http://handmodelusa.com/

http://www.losangelesfootmodel.com/Los_Angeles_Foot_Model/Home.html

 

http://thechive.com/2013/07/25/celebs-and-their-notably-less-famous-body-doubles-22-photos/

http://talentgrower.com/body-doubles

 

http://www.bodypartsmodels.com/home.html

 

Finally, here’s a great little called: Hands of Hollywood

*Winner- Best Short Documentary: LA Underground Film Fest
*Official Selection: New Filmmakers LA, LA Underground Film Fest
*Vimeo Staff Pick, Featured in ‘the Atlantic’

Directed by Ryan Palmieri @ryanppalmieri
Produced and Edited by Ryan Palmieri and Austin Conroy

 

 

If you’re body double or hand model let me know. How did it all begin?

How can this happen? – Brad Pitts Body Double!

I am still not really sure how this can happen ?

I thought body doubles were worth their weight in gold?

http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/121098/Brad-Pitts-World-War-Z-Body-Double-Paid-4-An-Hour-Despite-250-Million-Budget