Thursday, December 06, 2007

APPALOOSA Movie 2007 Nancy Ann

I salute my little fan in the UK, You just hit the magic '100' mark. I have been watching you climb up through the other returning readers for quite some time now. May I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas? You truly deserve it for such patience with this variable posting author.

Nancy Ann is now on line.

Nancy Ann

She will most likely post a link to the 'Stories' associated with the Background characters. She Skis often this year so It could be a little later for her to shake the snow out of her hair. The Doctors Wife, in Character on set of Appaloosa December 07
Called back for another day Thank You Nancy Ann

Blogengeezer will leave this post on top for a time, due to continuing interest from around the world. As interest fades, reflected in 'hit' count, I will post new titles, still in draft stage.

The current Hollywood writers strike will undoubtedly have some influence on bigger productions waiting for filming in the USA. Of course the current WGA strike gives an excellent 'opportunity' for International productions wishing to gain a greater influence in the Digital filming World.

I have been reading the independant news blogs that are discussing the Writers Strike. What I am seeing, is the opinion that the writers better start paying attention to what the viewers want instead of trying to push their own agendas down the viewers throat. Only on the internet can you get the real news. That report is extremely rare from the mainstream news media.

Have you heard 'feedback' coming from an amplified sound system then back into the microphone? It continues to build in volume until it is a roar. Maybe that is what is occuring in Hollywood and their media? They are hearing their own noise and think its from a reliable source?

Watch for the increase of creative 'Indies' or Independant films, it should get interesting if the WGA stays out for a while.

'Casting Calls for NM locals' link in my right sidebar, gives a list of New Mexico opportunities available. What do you think I should apply for next? Which films look interesting to you?

What do you think about 'Love Ranch' with Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci?
Elizabeth Gabel will do the casting. I would get to again work with her and my dear Rebecca...I wonder if they would want Blogengeezer reporting on the 'Action' and behind the scenes, human interest stories found in 'Background holding'?


Blogger LadyArwen said...

What a lovely lady!finally we can see Nancy Ann, when we'll be able to see the Carpenter? ;-)
Have a Nice day Blogengeezer and Thank You from Italy

12:10 AM  
Blogger romarie said...

Thanks again to Nancy Ann for this nice pics.

12:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to Nancy Ann for sending such a nice pic of her in costume...looking lovely as 'The Doctor's Wife'...

I agree with Lady Arwen...When can we also look forward to seeing 'The Carpenter' ?

7:12 AM  
Blogger Blogengeezer said...

The Lovely Nancy Ann's website will be back online soon.
The Carpenter was not required on this day. Cole's new house is back up the street, behind the camera.

The train station is in the other direction, 2 blocks away, past the Assayers Office.
The 'Doctors Wife' is standing near the position used in "The Hubble Space Shot", as described by the 'Painter' Tom in a previous post.

The Carpenter has not carried a camera 'on set' for over a year. It is easier to resist the temptation to intrude on the 'Stars' private time.

Actually I attempt to store the images in my mental data base for download to the keyboard when the opportunity arises.
Also I consume many little brown pocket note books (Target store).

Frequently I will post pics taken by others as they send them to me. Thank You again Nancy Ann. Thank all of you for your good questions.

7:55 AM  
Blogger LB_Denmark said...

Thank you very much for the nice picture of Nancy Ann, Mr. Blogengeezer!

I have read that you have finished filming Appaloosa now.

I hope I can be allowed to post your link in another new fan site, too, please! It's called "Viggos fantasy".

Love LB_Denmark

4:51 PM  
Blogger Blogengeezer said...
Is certainly allowed to post a link. The only link that was ever trouble, was one posted to a site of 'Questionable Content'. I found it on Google (where else) Pirates have always 'infested and infected' the world. "Human nature is inherently evil" As long as we have 'Faith' we are protected. 'Rock On' Viggo Fans, Blogengeezer Love's Ya!

5:22 PM  
Blogger LB_Denmark said...

Thank you again, Mr. Blogengeezer!

I'm glad that I can help you to make your site more known.


7:54 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Hiya Blogengeezer

I'm the Suzanne who has been reading your posts (since being diverted here through a VM site) for film facts research. I wonder whether you can help with a translation please? Technical film jargon- what do you call the dining facilities for principles and crew and for everyone else, like extras ? I assume they dont all mix together? Are they dining rooms? Canteens? Cafeterias? Chow wagons? HOpe you can help ( to get my novel authentic). Many thanks.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Blogengeezer said...

Suzanne, we have different areas for Cast and Crew, seperate from 'Background'. Typically the Crew and Principles dine together in a 'buffett' style tent setting with clean table covers, changed before each meal.

The fare for Principles and Crew, is of more diversity, with Shrimp, Steak, Prime Rib and various other selections from traditional fine dining cousine.

The background actors (myself and others) dine in a tent as well, with a buffett. The selection is not nearly as extensive and more basic in nature. Quality is still excellent most of the time.
The tables and chairs are often dusty due to the wind and dirt blowing around on western sets.

A trailer with snacks is provided on most sets. Names vary depending on peoples experiences. Chow Tent or Mess Tent if ex Military references are used. Craft tent or Trailer is used with the 'Craft' being the Union atmosphere prevalent on most 'sets'.

Most of the time the 'Background' has limited access to the 'Craft' food system. When it is open to us, it is appreciated.

I have heard many other names for the various systems, I won't enter that realm, even if quite colorful in their descriptions.

Production company budget has a great influence on the dining system. 'Love and Dancing' (a previous post) was a very low budget production. We finally were paid with pressure from the State of NM filming office 'encouraging' the production company.

'Wild Hogs' was Disney produced, so the food was great. John Travolta even ordered fresh Lobster for us on more than one occasion.

I report on the dining experience often, due the well known fact, that when people are 'institutionalised', food is an important part of the days regimen. Something to look forward to?
Watch for my post's to have references to the dining experience 'on set' (Usually a small snack (Craft) trailer) or at Base Camp where the main dining system is set up by one of many well known Catering Service's in the film industry.

It is a big 'Perk' of the job. It sometimes compensates for the minimal financial compensation and expense of travel. I try to give credit to those dedicated 'Chef's and helpers. It is stressful to have the meals prepared and served with such enthusiasm. Thank You 'Food Service', you are truly appreciated.

8:45 AM  
Blogger LB_Denmark said...

Sorry Mr. Blogengeezer! I can see that I forgot to give you the link to the fan site Viggos Fantasy. Here it is:

We are not so many members in there yet and we would like to have more members. But the site is so new and that's why people don't know it yet.

And you have become a member in Viggo Works, too, I see. Perhaps you've seen my message for you in there (in the "Hello" thread.

5:47 AM  
Blogger Blogengeezer said...

LB Denmark, you have a 'link' in my right sidebar with the other Viggo links. I have a lot of interesting links. Viggo links are in the middle somewhere near the film related links. When I read about Denmark (yesterday Dec 10th 07, in the Wall Street Journal) I think of you. Enjoy

6:46 AM  
Blogger Liudmila said...

Now, when you have this experience, reveal me the secret: how was it possible to do 2 steps in the street without the need to wash the clothe every 5 minutes?

Excuse me pls, can you disable "code words" for those blind like me that have great problems with this devils invention? Thank you.

1:27 AM  
Blogger Blogengeezer said...

Hello again liudmila! The film is as close to real life in 1880 as possible. No washing machines in every house.

Bathing was for special occasions. Our Wardrobe was very worn and stained to be similar, as a persons clothing would have been back then. Remember they usually, with few exceptions, wore the only clothing they owned.

We take all of the luxuries of today as entitlements. The people back then, our ancestors, survived from day to day with no safety net provided by others.

I doubt very much if 7 out of 10 people alive now, could survive if those conditions were prevelant today.

The books I read, then acting the roles, and somewhat experience the conditions, reminds me how strong those people were, to just survive.

I tried doing without the 'code' Liudmila, when I started the blog. Problems began soon after from Spaming and unwanted comments.

I am sorry that I cannot go back to that open system. My conservative political views attract attacks. Our todays world, is not the same as my younger world, sorry to say.

Thank You so much for your reply Liudmila. Hope to hear from you again, take care of your nice cat.

for those who would like to contact Liudmila in her home country.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Hi Blogengeezer

Thanks for the reply re food stations on locations/base camps. I thought they'd just be called a cafeteria or something, but I didnt want to guess. No point in writing about something and getting it wrong IMHO. I find it very difficult to get information here- its like a secret society
that I can't penetrate.
I am waiting for Appaloosa to be released over here, and then I shall also be able to 'spot the Blogenegeezer!!'

Anyway- have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year to you...whatever choice of film you might take ( I'd be interested to see what Helen Mirren is like- but then I am biased being British!!)


5:47 AM  

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