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Subject:Wood Wednesday!
Time:09:23 pm
Thought I'd post a little something for Wood Wednesday:)

Some quotes from Alex de la Iglesia, Director of 'The Oxford Murders' and a couple of *ahem* my co-stars:D

ETA: These quotes and screencaps are from the extras on the 'Oxford Murders' dvd:)

"As far as I'm concerned, Elijah Wood is one of the best in the industry. He's a cinema giant. He started out at the age of eight, so movies aren't something that are at a remove from his life, on the contrary they are his life. What is alien to him is life outside the movies. He's more used to being in a film than to not being in one. It's fascinating to work with him. A real pleasure. He's exceptionally polite and friendly and above all, very understanding. Whenever I was having a difficult time, he always supported me and that was a great help. And like I said, he'd always try to make things easier. Working with Elijah is so much easier than working with an inexperienced actor. He knows everything about cameras, where he needs to stand, how the lighting works. When Kiko lights him, it's almost as if he absorbs the light. He just has this animal instinct. I've never seen anything like it. Whatever you ask him, he's like "Ok". You say "Let's do something completely different," And he goes, "Ok". "Let's change tack." "Change your tone of voice from pleading to aggressive," and he says "Ok". He was a dream to work with. You could do absolutely anything with him, which is just wonderful for a director."





Leonor Watling:

"I think Alex is completely in love with him! It's a complete infatuation!"



John Hurt:

"He is unusual for an American actor. His approach is very European. His approach to living is - he doesn't have an entourage, he doesn't come with friends and people all around him. He knows his way around very well, he's very confident, but he's not over-confident, he's not brash. He's not playing the part of an actor ... if you know what I mean - that is what he does. I don't feel as though I'm working with an alien."



For those following 'Journey' - there are just a few finishing touches to add to the next chapter so I should be able to post it soon:)
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shirebound
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Time:2009-06-24 09:32 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful tribute for this special young man.
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-25 03:38 pm (UTC)
Yes - it seems that without exception the people he works with just can't speak highly enough of him:)

ETA: These quotes and screencaps are from the extras on the 'Oxford Murders' dvd:)
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Time:2009-06-24 09:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, I just love those quotes, Pauline! Alex absolutely adored Elijah, didn't he? I recall avidly reading his on-line diary when OM was being filmed, and Alex couldn't have been more complimentary about Elijah as a person, his work ethic, etc. It seems Elijah always leaves a great impression on those who work with him.

Lovely pics too. Are they from the OM DVD extras? Thanks for sharing.

I'm looking forward to the next chapter of 'Journey.'

Hope everything is fine for you in RL.

~ Blossom.
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-25 03:44 pm (UTC)
"Alex couldn't have been more complimentary about Elijah as a person, his work ethic, etc. It seems Elijah always leaves a great impression on those who work with him."

That's true - without exception his directors and co-stars can't speak highly enough of him!

"Lovely pics too. Are they from the OM DVD extras?"

Yes they are - and the quotes. Have just edited the entry to include this.

"Hope everything is fine for you in RL."

Things are a little better - but my parents are still a big worry. Hope you are ok:)


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rakshi
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Time:2009-06-24 09:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! What wonderful quotes. I am always so thrilled to have the inner beliefs I hold about this amazing young man validated by those who have been close to him.

*hugs you*
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-25 03:48 pm (UTC)
"I am always so thrilled to have the inner beliefs I hold about this amazing young man validated by those who have been close to him."

Me too - and who better to do the validating than those who have worked with him over a long period of time!

ETA: These quotes and screencaps are from the extras on the 'Oxford Murders' dvd:)

*hugs*
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mews1945
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Time:2009-06-24 10:28 pm (UTC)
Elijah is an angel, compared to his contemporaries in movies, who seem to spend too much of their time acting out and getting their pictures splashed all over the gossip rags. I love these quotes. As Rak says, it's lovely to have my own feelings about him confirmed by the people he works with.
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-25 03:52 pm (UTC)

Yes, he'd definitely an angel, and so delightfully un-Hollywood - I'm sure that's a large part of why I adore him so much:)

ETA: These quotes and screencaps are from the extras on the 'Oxford Murders' dvd:)

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ladysnaps
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Time:2009-06-24 10:51 pm (UTC)
there are so many apt words here that describes elijah but i really like what john said. he's confident, but he's not over-confident. being in the business for as long as elijah has, severe over confidence can lead to the syndrome of spoiledhollywoodbigheaditus.

great quotes! it made my day.
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-25 03:55 pm (UTC)
"severe over confidence can lead to the syndrome of spoiledhollywoodbigheaditus."

Absolutely! Thank goodness Elijah has remained completely unspoiled:)

ETA: These quotes and screencaps are from the extras on the 'Oxford Murders' dvd:)
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bellewood
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Time:2009-06-24 11:41 pm (UTC)
These quotes are great! I adored reading them at the time, and i adored reading them now. I love that his co-stars ( including us of course..hee) are so enamoured with him. It just confirms what we already know. He's a very very special young man. How can you not love him :)

Love the pics too. I hope you don't mind if i snag them..
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-25 03:57 pm (UTC)
"Love the pics too. I hope you don't mind if i snag them.."

Of course not - go ahead! I've edited the post to show that the screencaps and the quotes are from the extras on the 'OM' dvd:)
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mechtild
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Time:2009-06-25 04:33 am (UTC)
Those are such great quotes, Paulie. I love the way the director and cast members talk about him. He must be a very well-liked colleague wherever he shoots a film. Thanks for posting this!!!
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-25 04:01 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome, Mechtild:)

"He must be a very well-liked colleague wherever he shoots a film."

It does seem that way, doesn't it? I can't recall ever seeing or hearing anything other than good things about him with every film he's worked on!

ETA: These quotes and screencaps are from the extras on the 'Oxford Murders' dvd:)
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mechtild
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Time:2009-06-25 05:23 pm (UTC)
The interviews on the O.M. extras? Are you or any of the other fan people singled out in them? Just curious... ;)
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-25 07:46 pm (UTC)
"Are you or any of the other fan people singled out in them?"

Not singled out, Mechtild, but there are a few shots where I can see us all sitting in the lecture hall - it still seems totally surreal!!

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mechtild
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Time:2009-06-25 10:08 pm (UTC)
I think it would be so cool to be in the DVD extra, even as a face in the crowd. It's one thing to tell your kids about it, another to show them the footage and point, "see? see? there I am!"
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spring200
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Time:2009-06-25 07:50 am (UTC)
Hi Love
He is a darling isn't he, I know that Alex thought a lot of Elijah and his dedication to his work, he said that the camera loved him, don't we agree on that one!!by the way I had this on a google alert ! thanks for sharing it with us!
*Hugz*
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-25 04:18 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome:) I'm surprised you got this on an alert - it didn't come up with my Google alerts - I've often wondered if everyone gets the same alerts so this answers that question!! I know some people don't like their posts to be picked up by Google but I'm always rather pleased - I think there might just be a very slight chance that Elijah may see it:) *hugs*

ETA: These quotes and screencaps are from the extras on the 'Oxford Murders' dvd:)
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spring200
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Time:2009-06-25 06:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks Love
I feel like you about the alerts, you never know if Elijah will see them...and I love to promote him when ever I can
* lots of love*
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lijahlover
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Time:2009-06-25 08:03 am (UTC)
Awww thanks for this :)
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-25 04:18 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome:)

ETA: These quotes and screencaps are from the extras on the 'Oxford Murders' dvd:)


Edited at 2009-06-25 04:20 pm (UTC)
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poplij
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Time:2009-06-25 12:43 pm (UTC)
Aww, it's always nice to read and re-read all the nice things they had to say about Elijah. And it's so true, he is one of a kind, he's such a darling...
Thanks for this ♥
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-25 04:22 pm (UTC)

You're very welcome, Pop:)

ETA: These quotes and screencaps are from the extras on the 'Oxford Murders' dvd:)
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mother2012
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Time:2009-06-25 01:20 pm (UTC)
Lovely to review this! Thanks for posting it, and the pics.
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-25 04:23 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome - glad you enjoyed it:)

ETA: These quotes and screencaps are from the extras on the 'Oxford Murders' dvd:)
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mother2012
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Time:2009-06-25 05:03 pm (UTC)
Ah, that explains the 'new' pics. Thanks.
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janejanejane
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Time:2009-06-25 04:26 pm (UTC)
I love what Alex has to say about Elijah, he's a true professional in his attitude to acting as well as being talented and not at all conceited or vain. Thanks for reminding us of these words from a very appreciative director who has enjoyed working with Elijah, as they all seem to do! :-)

Looking forward to the next chapter of *Journey* then!
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-25 07:40 pm (UTC)
"from a very appreciative director who has enjoyed working with Elijah, as they all seem to do! :-)"

That's so true - they all seem quite besotted with him, don't they? Just like us:D

ETA: These quotes and screencaps are from the extras on the 'Oxford Murders' dvd:)
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janejanejane
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Time:2009-06-26 04:41 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, all his directors are as *besotted* as we are, indeed! ;0)
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primula_baggins
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Time:2009-06-27 03:58 am (UTC)
I just saw this entry, Not Alone. Thanks for all these lovely quotes from the DVD. I love what they all had to say about Elijah. I'm looking forward to the next chapter of Journey.
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