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Subject:Oxford Murders
Time:09:15 pm
Current Mood:draineddrained
I have spotted hubby and me in this great behind-the-scenes video of 'The Oxford Murders' - on this site which I expect most people will have seen by now. ETA: But if you haven't - beware - it's quite spoilery!!)

http://www.elmundo.es/especiales/2008/01/cultura/elijah/dias_oxford.html



John Hurt has walked along the line of seats and is approaching us - I have circled us and Elijah who is standing three rows back.


Our faces are just a blur (thank heaven for small mercies) but it's us - we were there - and I still can't quite believe it!!


John came to a stop right in front of us, he walked on a few steps more after this frame so that he was actually standing between us - he was so close to me that I had to almost lean back to look at him. He joked that we were his 'markers'. This was when he was addressing 'Martin' who had questioned what 'Seldom' was saying:


And to hear those words that they speak - they had to say them so many times - brings it back so vividly.

I love the part in that video where Elijah is whistling 'Jingle Bells' - and so beautifully!! He was whistling all the time on the set - well, not all the time - but he did do a lot of whistling:D Can't believe all that was almost a year ago. *sigh*

I am close to posting the next chapter of 'Journey' - in fact I've decided to split the one I'm working on into two chapters - so I'll be posting two at the same time. So far, RL in 2008 has been lousy for various reasons - I'm so thankful that I have this other life to escape to:)
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_celebrian
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Time:2008-01-19 10:01 pm (UTC)
I saw you when I watched it too! :-) Very cool. I'm looking forward to more of the Journey when you are ready. Those are always great. :-)

Sorry that real life in 2008 is not treating you well, but I hope it improves. *hugs*
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not_alone
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Time:2008-01-20 10:46 pm (UTC)
Hope to post more 'Journey' in the next few days:)

Sorry that real life in 2008 is not treating you well, but I hope it improves. *hugs*

Many thanks:) *hugs*
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shirebound
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Time:2008-01-19 10:08 pm (UTC)
Wheee, it's such fun to have my LJ friends screen-capped. :) And thanks for that link; it's interesting to see Elijah being directed.
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not_alone
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Time:2008-01-20 10:49 pm (UTC)
It was wonderful to be able to watch Elijah in his normal working environment - I feel very lucky, chances like that don't come round very often!!
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mechtild
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Time:2008-01-19 10:41 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed that program quite a lot, even if I don't speak Spanish. The quality of the video was very good. But so full of spoilers!

Your screencaps above remind me of all the great reports you and the rest wrote of your experiences on that shoot. What fun they were to read.
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not_alone
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Time:2008-01-20 10:55 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed the video Mechtild - but I'm so glad you mentioned about the spoilers!! I'm usually so careful to warn people about that and I'd mentally checked that the pics I posted weren't spoilery - completely forgetting about the video which, as you say, is just bursting with spoilers!! I've now edited the post to include a warning:)
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not_alone
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Time:2008-01-20 10:59 pm (UTC)
John does have a very impressive voice - it was quite an experience to have those rich tones ringing out over our heads!! I do hope that we will all get to make at least one appearance in the actual film - but if not at least we've made the 'making of':)
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bellewood
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Time:2008-01-20 12:02 am (UTC)
Wow..you got caps!! that's great!! I wish i could do that!!

It is SO cool that we are in this.. i LOVE it!!

"And to hear those words that they speak - they had to say them so many times - brings it back so vividly. "

I know, i know.. it's like it happened just yesterday!! *meep*..

"I love the part in that video where Elijah is whistling 'Jingle Bells' - and so beautifully!! He was whistling all the time on the set - well, not all the time - but he did do a lot of whistling:"

Oh God yes!! he whistled such a lot!! and SO tunefully!! I can't hear anyone whistle now without thinking of those magical days!! *sigh*...


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bellewood
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Time:2008-01-20 12:06 am (UTC)
ps..
You can see me in your first cap.. just to the right, next to the guy that's bending over..yay!!
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primula_baggins
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Time:2008-01-20 12:04 am (UTC)
I didn't watch the video because of spoilers, but thanks for posting the caps and reliving your memories again. What a magical time for all of you.

Looking forward to your Journey post!

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not_alone
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Time:2008-01-20 11:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks Prim - yes, 'magical' is certainly the word. In fact, as I mentioned to Belle above, I do sometimes wonder if I just dreamt it!!
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not_alone
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Time:2008-01-20 11:12 pm (UTC)
Well, although the movie was made here in the UK, we still haven't got a definite release date yet!! I'll feel a lot happier when we do:)

I'm sorry to hear RL isn't so great for you right now, hon

Many thanks, Mews:)
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lyrastar77
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Time:2008-01-20 10:39 am (UTC)
Thanks ever so much for the screencaps -- you were right in the thick of the action there, weren't you, and I'll always be able to pick you out in a crowd! :-)

Because of my dodgy PC & internet connection, I've unfortunately only been able to download the first half of the video approx, but I'm hoping that one day I'll be able to see the whole caboodle. I guess there's a good chance it'll be on the DVD, but this time I hope it'll be mainly in English.

Yep, I can see myself in there too, on more than one occasion! I guess I ended up in a good position from that point of view.

John came to a stop right in front of us, he walked on a few steps more after this frame so that he was actually standing between us - he was so close to me that I had to almost lean back to look at him.

Cool! I remember one occasion when John was up on stage by himself, pacing up & down & rehearsing his lines. At the end of the bit he was rehearsing was the word "silence" (or maybe "silent") said in a very emphatic way. When he stopped he noticed me watching him & gave me a lovely smile :-)

I love the part in that video where Elijah is whistling 'Jingle Bells' - and so beautifully!! He was whistling all the time on the set - well, not all the time - but he did do a lot of whistling:D

Hehe, usually whistling drives me round the bend, but I think I can make an exception for those two! ;-D

Can't believe all that was almost a year ago. *sigh*

I know! *sighs along with you* But at least the photos we have, and this video, and the movie itself of course (when we can see it) will always help to keep the memories fresh. For myself, round about that time I was listening a lot to an album that I like very much, but don't listen to that frequently. I took it along with me on the trip. Now, whenever I want to get the memories back, all I have to do is listen to that album & I'm right back there in the Speech Room!

So far, RL in 2008 has been lousy for various reasons - I'm so thankful that I have this other life to escape to:)

I know just what you mean about pesky RL -- mine threw me another big challenge on New Year's Day itself, so I do hope this isn't going to be the pattern for the remainder of the year :-/ However, I'll certainly be looking forward to "Journey" when it's next posted :-)

*hugs*

~Lyra

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not_alone
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Time:2008-01-20 11:20 pm (UTC)
and the movie itself of course (when we can see it)

Yes, I'll feel a lot happier when we have a definite release date for the UK. I do hope we all actually get at least one sighting of ourselves in the actual film - but if not, at least we've made the 'making of':)


For myself, round about that time I was listening a lot to an album that I like very much, but don't listen to that frequently. I took it along with me on the trip. Now, whenever I want to get the memories back, all I have to do is listen to that album & I'm right back there in the Speech Room!

Apart from photos, there's nothing quite like music to get memories flooding back, is there?
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janejanejane
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Time:2008-01-20 01:58 pm (UTC)
I'm so delighted to see you and hubby on the video, it must bring back many happy memories. And what a fascinating video it is! Not too many spoilers for me because I can only understand the bits in English!

Wish I could have been there too *sigh* It must have been fantastic to be in one of Elijah's films!

Elijah is an excellent whistler! You don't hear too many people whistling these days - my Dad was always whistling too - so it's lovely to hear Lij trilling away :)

Looking forward to the next 2 chapters of "Journey", but I'm sorry to hear that 2008 started off "lousy" for you. Hope things improve very soon. It's interesting how LOTR can still help us through bad times as it did with me over Dad.

*hugs*
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not_alone
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Time:2008-01-21 10:29 pm (UTC)
It must have been fantastic to be in one of Elijah's films!

It was - and I don't think I'll ever get over the fact that it actually happened!!

Elijah is an excellent whistler! You don't hear too many people whistling these days - my Dad was always whistling too - so it's lovely to hear Lij trilling away :)

You're right - people don't seem to whistle as much as they used to. I like to hear Elijah whistling - I always think it's a sign of happiness:)

I'm sorry to hear that 2008 started off "lousy" for you. Hope things improve very soon. It's interesting how LOTR can still help us through bad times as it did with me over Dad.

Thanks Jane - so far 2008 has been a case of 'it never rains but it pours' - but I am hopeful that things will improve soon. *hugs*



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mole_caz
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Time:2008-01-20 02:13 pm (UTC)
I noticed how beautifully Elijah whistles. Just like my grandad. So how does it feel being marker for the great John Hurt? You must feel very honoured!
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not_alone
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Time:2008-01-21 10:34 pm (UTC)
I noticed how beautifully Elijah whistles

He really does - I noticed that in Harrow as well as on the video.

So how does it feel being marker for the great John Hurt? You must feel very honoured!

Oh, we certainly do!! Yet another surreal event in that whole amazing experience:)
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(Anonymous)
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Time:2008-01-20 06:17 pm (UTC)
I was actually looking for you when I first watched the video, and soon spotted you and your hubby as my eyes followed John Hurt walking along the aisle. I just love behind-the-scenes Elijah clips ~ he's so obviously a delight to work with.

Hope RL gets much better for you very soon!

Love ~ Blossom.
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not_alone
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Time:2008-01-21 10:42 pm (UTC)
he's so obviously a delight to work with.

Yes - you've probably read what his Day Zero co-star, John Bernthal, had to say about him in an interview - I think it was posted in Elijah Finds today. When I read that it struck me how consistently directors and co-stars and crew are eager to share their praise and admiration of him.

Hope RL gets much better for you very soon!

Thanks Blossom - I'm hopeful that things may start to improve soon:)





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telstar_gold
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Time:2008-01-21 02:28 pm (UTC)
That's so exciting for you! And for everyone else who spotted themselves... In, fact, was there anyone in that scene who wasn't an LJer...?!
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not_alone
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Time:2008-01-21 10:44 pm (UTC)
In, fact, was there anyone in that scene who wasn't an LJer...?!

LOL - I doubt it!! At least, I know that most of those sitting in our row were LJers:)
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poplij
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Time:2008-01-21 08:07 pm (UTC)
I love this behind the scene video, although I don't understand a word they are saying. It brings back so many memories of those two lovely days. Thanks for the screencaps, *g* I can see myself on the third one :)
Sorry to hear RL isn't going that good for you. I hope things will brighten up for you soon. ((Hugs))
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not_alone
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Time:2008-01-21 10:47 pm (UTC)
Yes, I love the video too - such great memories:) And I spotted you in that third pic!!

I'm hopeful that RL will start to improve quite soon. *hugs*
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frolijah_fan_54
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Time:2008-01-21 11:15 pm (UTC)
That is SO cool!! I loved Elijah whistling as well - and he's GOOD!!

Can't wait to see this movie - and then get the DVD so I can freeze these scenes and zoom in on all my friends!!

Looking forward to more Journey - always such a treat - *hugs*

ANd I'm so sorry RL is lousy - I'm certainly glad you escape here and hope RL gets better soon - *BIGGER HUGS*

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not_alone
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Time:2008-01-23 01:41 pm (UTC)
I'm longing to see this movie - still no definite date for UK or US but I'm feeling a bit more optimistic now that we will eventually get to see it in the cinema. And then there's the dvd - yay!!

I'm hopeful that RL will start to improve soon. *many hugs*
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frodosweetstuff
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Time:2008-01-22 02:08 pm (UTC)
Isn't it great to hear Elijah's and John's lines again???? I can't help but feel that this is "our" scene. :D

Sorry to hear that your 2008 hasn't been good so far. :( Maybe things will improve soon... like in March with maybe a premier in the UK?? *hopes*

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not_alone
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Time:2008-01-23 01:47 pm (UTC)
Yes - as soon as I hear those familiar lines I'm right back there again!! Definitely 'our scene' :D Were you also in the book-signing scene when some of us were gathered round 'Seldom's' table? I haven't seen any sign of that in all of the video clips that have been posted - I hope it hasn't been cut!! That's when Lij accidentally bumped into me and whispered 'sorry'. *relives that moment*

I think RL may improve soon - especially if there is a UK prem:)


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