Thursday, March 15, 2018

TBT - Video: Charlie Rose interview January 2015


“... When I met him that first time and I was so nervous. I'll never forget the moment that he first 
smiled... it's this overwhelming sense of warmth - and it's a very specific smile... when I finally 
met him, this mischief this, this kind of humor. The fact that he's been on "The Simpsons", he's 
been on "Big Bang Theory", his capacity to play with his own image in some ways is wonderful.”
- Eddie Redmayne on Stephen Hawking

In the interesting interview Eddie Redmayne talks about his role as world-renowned
physicist Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything."
Full interview on with transcript here

"...What I find amazing researching Stephen was that he was lazy. When he was at Oxford,
he did his undergraduate degree at Oxford, and he got called in for a (inaudible). So to get
the top degree he had to sort of persuade the examiners, and he ended up saying, look, if
you give me a 2-1, I'll stay and do my research at Oxford. If you give me the first, I'll go to
Cambridge and you'll never have to see me again. And even when he arrived at Cambridge
he was lazy and I loved that knowing that one of the great minds of our lifetime was a bit
complacent. But it took -- it was the sentence of those two years that made him value time."


"...what I took away from the film was this idea of ... the theory of everything is sort of that perfect 
thing. But actually it's about aspiring to find that thing with the knowledge that you won't necessarily 
find it. And it was interesting because the other day I was reading -- when we met when I was doing 
"Red" tthe play about Mark Rothko. Dan Rice who had been Rothko's assistant at the time wrote 
something beautiful about art. He was an artist and he would describe, that being an artist is about 
aspiring for perfection with the acknowledgment that you will never get there. It's learning to enjoy -- 
I mean it's interesting hearing him talk about things in kind of similar terms, albeit it's very different." 

Charlie Rose: "And whatever went into the performance, it is so clear, anyone who has been even
close to Stephen Hawking -- but even if you haven't, you know that you're watching in some sense
that it's not just walking in front of a camera, you know and performing. That you had to have thought
clearly and long and deep about how you were going to in a sense capture this man who is such a
fascinating human being. So I thank you for that and thank you for coming."

(my screenshots)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

His battle has ended - R.I.P. Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking has died this morning at the age of 76, after battling MND (ALS) for over 50 years.
His family said in a statement: ''We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. 
He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years. 
His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world. 
He once said, 'It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love.'''(x)

“We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest
man I have ever had the pleasure to meet,” Eddie Redmayne told in a statement.
“My love and thoughts are with his extraordinary family.” (x)

Stephen Hawking's Most Memorable Quotes About Space, Physics
& Theory Of Everything | TIME

Stephen Hawking: "I don't have much positive to say about motor neuron disease, but
it taught me not to pity myself because others were worse off, and to get on with what
I still could do. I am happier now than before I developed the condition." (x)

"If we ever do find a complete theory of the universe, it would be a great triumph of
human reason but it wouldn't leave much for us to do. We need an intellectual challenge."

"One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply
doesn’t exist. Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist."

First trailer and new poster for Fantastic Beasts 2 released

via @FantasticBeasts on Twitter

Warner Bros Pictures will release the second Fantastic Beasts films on November 16, 2018.

At the beginning of the two-minute teaser trailer for Warner Bros Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts:
The Crimes of Grindelwald Professor Dumbledore (Jude Law) being questioned about Newt
Scamander’s whereabouts. Smiling, Dumbledore replies, “If you’d ever had the pleasure to
teach him, you’d know Newt is not a great follower of orders.”  (showbizjunkies)

Dumbledore in the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom (x)

with beautiful gifsets from the trailer

Jacob obviously enjoys the adventure

"The time’s coming soon Newt. When you’re going to have to pick a side."

Credence will also return, we can see him in the trailer too. 
It seems like he learnt to control the obscurus. 

Here's he on a rooftop in Paris with Maledictus (Claudia Kim).

The Goldstein sisters return.

Leta Lestrange (Zoe Kravitz) has more screentime in the sequel.

Newt rides an interesting new beast in the trailer, probably it's a kelpie.

“I can’t move against Grindelwald. It has to be you,” says Dumbledore.

The two brothers Newt and Theseus are working together at the end of the trailer. 

The scene was shot in October at the Highgate Cemetery.
More about the locations in my earlier post here.

my screenshots from the video