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First: I am somehow the subject of writertracy's Author Spotlight this week! Also, in lieu of publicity headshots (I have none), I let her choose any of the Secret Life pictures she wanted. Obviously, this involved ponies.

Second: Let's have some linkspam.

'Forbidden Planet' Actress Anne Francis Dies at 80.

Oscar Nominee, Pete Postlethwaite Has Died at the Age of 64. Here's the thing: two nights before this hit the news, I had a weird dream about people arguing how to pronounce his name. I hadn't seen anything with him in it recently (which is a feat in and of itself, I know--I still haven't even opened the Inception DVD yet), I hardly ever dream of actors or celebrities (as far as I remember), and I can't think of any reason that would have bubbled up from my subconscious. I don't even know what to make of that.

New 'Adventures Of Tintin' Photos Arrive Online.

New Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Set Photos. O hai, they brought Simon Pegg back for this one.

Javier Bardem and Viggo Mortensen Are Frontrunners for 'Dark Tower' - Who Would You Pick?

John Goodman has joined Hanks and Bullock in Daldry's 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.'

David Fincher Confirms '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' In 3-D, Talks 'Dragon Tattoo' & 'Rendezvous With Rama.'

Jodie Foster Joins Matt Damon And Sharlto Copley In Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium.' 

James Franco Wants to Adapt 'As I Lay Dying' and 'Blood Meridian.' 

Robert Pattinson Snuggles with an Elephant. This is also a book I have ordered, so I can read it before you can't get any copies that aren't movie tie-ins.

First look at Starz’ ‘Camelot’: ‘One word? Fleshy’; Is Joseph Fiennes Slamming Glee in This Starz Camelot Promo? I mostly just included that one to point out how did they get all these people for this show what I don't huh.

And finally: James Van Der Beek: Good sport, or greatest sport? 

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Awwww, James Van Der Beek. I have to say, I've had a soft spot for him ever since he hosted SNL and played the eager new cast member in a sketch about the musical Cats.

I was quite sad about Postlethwaite, he's one of those actors who seems to be in a surprising number of things all over the board. Sort of like a lesser-known Michael Caine...

Oh yes, and Tintin fills me with a very hopeful kind of glee. I have a serious soft-spot for the books and have read them all multiple times.

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One of the great That Guys.

This is also a book I have ordered, so I can read it before you can't get any copies that aren't movie tie-ins.

Oh crap! Thank you for reminding me.

I just can't bring myself to get worked up for either A Game of Thrones or Camelot, even though they're both the kind of thing that's usually right up my alley. I'm happy so see fantasy projects with decent casts and budgets, but, eh.

James Van Der Beek has always been sort of stealthily awesome. James Franco, however, must be stopped.

I saw the headline about him wanting to adapt those things and just went "he would".

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Water for Elephants...

Just finished reading it... its pretty gritty, but good... It'll be interesting to see how it translates to the screen.

Javier Bardem as Roland Deschain? I guess it must be April Fool's Day already, because that choice HAS to be a joke.

Viggo as Roland, on the other hand, would be amazing.

My dad always thought Jeff Goldblum would have made a great Roland before he got paunchy. It's the height, you see.

May I say, your linkspams are greatly responsible for my increased awareness of What Is Happening With Films I Am Interested In. So thank you!

oh.. and for a fun irony, as it points out in the comments on your link... He plays a veterinarian named JACOB!
*bwahaha* good times.

I love the Beek gifs SO MUCH. I can't even pick a favorite.

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Welll, I saw the trailer, and it don't look good. It's all ~twinkly~ and *@*magical*@* and I'm like, DID YOU READ THE BOOK. Not sure that's the Pattz' fault, though.

Aw, that second Starz Camelot link lost the video.

That was a TERRIFIC interview!!

Hee, thanks. Tracy said in advance that she might want to do some follow-up questions, and I was like, "I'll be more than happy to do any, but you won't need them." You're lucky if you can get me to shut up the first time around.

When I saw Black Swan this weekend, they played the trailer for Water for Elephants. A group of girls behind us kept going, "Ewwww" whenever they showed RPatz, and then the entire theater burst out laughing when his name showed up at the end. I hated the world a little less that day.

Aw! He doesn't like Edward either, give the kid a chance!

Stay away from Faulkner, Hollywood. Far, far, away. Especially you, James Franco.

And isn't it a bit embarrassing to the actors that the elephant is considered the star of Water for Elephants? (Maybe it's the star of the book, too - I wouldn't know. I've been assured that the book is one I will hate.)

You work with animals or children and that's the risk you take.

It's embarrassing how excited I am for TinTin, Peter Postlethwaite! D: He was one of those actors I loved in everything I saw him in (even if the rest of the movie was awful). He will be missed T_T. Count me on the Viggo train for Roland Deschaine, I'd prefer Clint Eastwood if this was made over thirty years ago but that ain't happening. You ever read the books Cleo?

Yeah, whoever they end up casting, Eastwood is always going to be my Book Roland. :-)

oh man this is gonna sound so stalkerish...

would you be interested in head shots? I know you have never released a photo of yourself but you might need one, someday :)

I only get to Birmingham once every 2 years or so (my husband has family and a college buddy who live there) but i would be willing/honored to do them for you. free of charge!

and just so you know i am not full of it, i do take photos semi-professionally.

my main portfolio

my portrait specific portfolio

Re: oh man this is gonna sound so stalkerish...

plus a head shot doesn't have to be a "head shot-head shot" it can be something fun like this:

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Awww, James Van Der Beek is made of such awesome...

Congratulations on the Author Spotlight! :D :D :D

I can't believe how awesome James Van Der Beek is with the meme. XD

I literally yelled out "WHAT?!" when I read that Pete Postlethwaite passed away. ;_;

That "Camelot" video makes me die inside... seriously, there can't be a better modern adaptation of the Arthurian mythos than BBC's "Merlin" [and I say this as an Arthurian Scholar (tm) /pomposity ].

That said, I'll need to figure out how I can get the episodes in the UK so I can rag on them with my medievalist crew.

I feel like I might enjoy watching "Camelot" (I'm always up for seeing what a new adaptation does), but hearing the producers talk and hearing what the actors have been given to say about it makes me want to punch faces. One of the best things about "Merlin" is that the people involved in it know not to take it too seriously.

Just wanted to chime in re: your Postlethwaite dream. Back in 2005, I was having a horrible time at my job. Just awful boss, terrible situation where I was considering just walking out on my job, which is something I don't do. The stress of it was making me sick to my stomach and my sleep was all jacked up. One night I had this dream that Leo from The West Wing showed up at my office and said "Walk with me." I can't remember what we talked about, but the advice was very clear and no-nonsense. I went in the next morning, stood up to the emotionally abusive boss, and quit the job.

Then that night, I went on the internet and found out that the actor who played Leo, John Spencer, had died that day. And I had no idea what to make of that either.

Whoa! That is very "Twilight Zone."

I've had a prophetic dream or two, though none like that. I dreamed my second godchild was going to be a girl, and she was. (Though I did have a 50/50 chance of being right. :-) )

So then you wouldn't be reading any steampunk victorian era stuff right now, right? At least that's my understanding from your interview.

I'm trying to stay away from anything modern in the same genre until after I have my own first book nailed down. I know it sounds weird, but I'm just really concerned about doing my own thing and seeing what I come up with on my own. Maybe after I have the first one done and I'm further into the series I'll feel a little more secure about it. I know a lot of people think I'm crazy or "depriving" myself, but I just feel like it's something I need to do.

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I feel that casting Viggo as Roland is almost too obvious. Yes, he totally fits the mental picture you get of the character, and obviously he'd knock the role out of the park acting-wise, but I was almost disappointed, in a way, when his name came up, just because it seems so easy to cast him. Sometimes I'm all for what's right in front of your face, i.e. of *course* this actor is *perfect* for that role, but then sometimes I really want someone completely unexpected to show up and just fill the role so that you couldn't imagine anyone else being that character, even when you were scratching your head in the beginning wondering how it was ever going to work. I actually thought Jon Hamm could have been very interesting as Roland, to be honest.

this is an excellent argument. (and I'm of the Viggo camp) I just wanted to say that.

Oh my god, The Moff AND Edgar Wright are writing TinTin????


I can't watch the 'Camelot' video. Apparently it's private and you need to be invited by the user to become friend in order to watch it.

Just tell me who's in it then.


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