Continuity Polaroids from ALIEN, 1979.
Unseen images of cult classic Withnail And I, photographed by Murray Close.
‘HandMade Films couldn’t afford someone for the full six-week shoot of Withnail And I,’ says photographer Murray Close.
‘So I only went on the shoot for three weeks.’
damn viper looks good
With The World’s End releasing a brand spanking new image online, director Edgar Wright has been doing his bit to stoke excitement in the project by discussing a little of what we can expect from his latest team-up with Nick Frost and Simon Pegg.
“It’s a boy’s night out movie gone wrong,” explains the director to IGN. “Shaun was about where we live - our neighbourhood in North London. And then Hot Fuzz was about going back home. Home for me and Simon in terms of a small town. But this one is about looking backwards.
“It’s more nostalgic. I think a lot about my adolescence and my teenage years and things I’d do differently. I have grand fantasies of going back in time and doing things better. Back to when I was 15 or 16. So there’s an element of that - whether it’s healthy to look or go backwards. That’s kind of what the theme of the film is.”
He also goes on to explain how the film will fit into the Blood & Ice Creamtrilogy as a whole, and how it compares to American comedies that touch on similar themes.
“I think this one is our way of wrapping up, with some formality, the man-child aspect of the series. There’s an element within all of the movies that’s about growing up. Shaun has to grow up to be a hero. In Hot FuzzNick Angel has to dumb down to Andy’s level to save the day.”
“There’s a lot of American comedies in the last 10 years that have been about man-children or dealing with responsibility. But I feel that they never get too deep under the surface. They bring up some aspects but don’t delve into them very deeply. And I think here we tried to skewer those movies in a sense.”
Co-starring Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike and Eddie Marsan, The World’s End will open in the US on 25 October 2013, with a UK date to be confirmed.
Oh my god. I have gotten drunk at this exact. same. pub. Three words, my friends. Whisky soaked raspberries.
The third and final part of the Wright/Frost/Pegg Cornetto trilogy The World’s End is shaping up to be mint in every sense,it vies with Team Rogen and This Is The End for the title of most eagerly anticipated armageddon-com of the year.
These exclusive images from the film show Simon Pegg’s Gary King in action. In the first, the film’s jaundiced hero, instigator of a pub-based reunion for his old muckers, raises a pint with said pals before the neutrin-ales start mutating. Left to right are Bluetoothed estate agent Oliver (Martin Freeman), one-time-rocker-turned-architectural-consultant Steven (Paddy Considine), successful lawyer and King’s now-estranged bestie Andy (Nick Frost) and car dealer Peter (Eddie Marsan).
The second, below, offers glimpse of King as mankind’s last hope, standing alone in the face of whatever influx of evil the movie has in store for us. “It’s a much bigger proposition than the other two films,” says Pegg of the follow-up to Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz.
There’s 12 pubs on the gang’s crawl, culminating in The World’s End. “When you’ve seen the film, you’ll be able to relate each pub name to what happens inside,” explains Pegg.
The World’s End is out on August 14.
Nerdgerhl, you know this is a thing, right? Because if not, I am pleased to inform you.
Melanie Laurent in Inglourious Basterds
This blog got taken over by Tarantino stills, somehow.
Harold Lloyd takes a break from filming his latest thrill picture Never Weaken, 1921
Lawrence looks so much like Harold Lloyd that it slays me on occasion. Such as now.