Archive for January, 2005

Kiefer’s daughter dreaks dad’s 24 rule

January 31st, 2005

production assistant on…24 after she messed up a tense scene by yelling in the middle of it… …Sutherland says, “One of the only things that I’m very specific about on our show is that when we actually start to film it has to be absolutely quiet”…

…”We were working on the second floor of a soundstage and we had all the PAs on the first floor telling people when we were rolling to stop working, to stop walking, to stop talking etc…

…”Halfway through a take, for whatever reason, this one PA didn’t get the message clearly… and you hear, ‘Rolling!’ I went, ‘Who the f**k… That was my daughter, right?’…

…”The whole crew finally started clapping because she was the only person who didn’t get yelled at from me… We got her a different job.”

source : www.contactmusic.com

UK Muslims livid over ‘hostile’ US TV drama

January 28th, 2005

“Muslims in Britain are raising a hue and cry over a new series of US drama 24 that depicts followers of Islam as terrorists,… the Muslim Council of Britain, has described it as “unremittingly hostile and unbalanced” and is likely to foster Islamophobia… …”We are greatly concerned by the unremittingly hostile and unbalanced portrayal of Muslims,…At a time when negative stereotypes of Muslims are on the increase we feel that Sky – as a major UK broadcaster – has a responsibility to challenge these insidious views, not help to reinforce them.” said Iqbal Sacranie, the council’s secretary general.”

source : www.webindia123.com
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Don’t lose that number

January 28th, 2005

“Pay close attention to the phone numbers used on your favourite TV shows. They could be real… …The incoming number flashed on the cell for a split-second. But some viewers — especially those with digital video recorders — were able to pause the frame and jot down the Los Angeles-based number…

…Minutes after 24 aired on the East Coast, the cellphone belonging to one of the show’s technicians started ringing…The number — 310-597-3781, if you’re curious — has received more than 50,000 calls since the episode aired last week. Bemused staff now refer to it as the ‘fan phone’…

…Initially, when the calls started pouring in, the technician cancelled the number. But the reaction was intriguing and the line was reconnected…”

source : www.thestar.com
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Jack on the box

January 25th, 2005

“…These choices of theme and hero have always given 24 a sense of topicality, a feeling increased because, unusually for a through-plotted drama, many of the episodes are written while the series is on air… …Yet the series’ claim to contemporary realism is complex. While 24 depicts America under permanent attack from terrorists – the fabric of California taking the scale of pounding London suffered in the blitz – the fact is, since 9/11, there has been more terrorism on American TV than American territory…

…The White House may claim that the lack of attacks is proof that the real Kiefers are succeeding in their work but it gives 24 a rather uncomfortable air of impatient fantasy…

…To be really topical, 24 would deal with America as international aggressor rather than defender against terrorism and there are welcome suggestions that series four has at least been influenced by the events at Abu Ghraib jail…

…The problem, as throughout the four-year first term of 24, is the suspicion that Jack’s behaviour is being justified in the defence of America from Arabs. But, though now as far from the heart of American politics as John Kerry, 24 remains a sleek storytelling machine that risks stealing from us another six months of Sundays…”

source : media.guardian.co.uk

Sky snaps up nissan sponsorship

January 22nd, 2005

“Sky One has sold an unprecedented sponsorship deal for three of its Sunday night primetime TV shows ’24’, ‘Nip/Tuck’ and ‘Dream Team’ to carmaker Nissan for £1.5m….All three programmes offer the highest ratings for Sky One….The deal was negotiated by Nissan’s media agency Manning Gottlieb OMD. The trailer and break credits will be used to promote five new cars to be launched by the Japansese car maker throughout 2005….Nissan will also sponsor interactive zones for each programme, where viewers can access additional content about the programmes and new car launches.” So what does this all mean?, it means, instead of stupidly annoying adverts for nivea littering the show when it’s shown on skyone, we’ll have stupidly annoying adverts for nissan littering the show.

source : www.brandrepublic.com
more : www.mediaweek.co.uk

Sutherland is the sentinel

January 17th, 2005

Kiefer Sutherland,….will headline the Regency Enterprises drama The Sentinel,….as a Secret Service agent who’s having a covert affair with the First Lady. When another agent turns up dead, Sutherland’s character becomes the prime suspect and slowly get entangled in a plot to assassinate the President,….Michael Douglas is producing the project through his Outlook Pictures. Filming will begin this May in Toronto.”

source : www.filmstew.com

’24’ has momentum but no depth

January 12th, 2005

“…Nothing else on TV zips along at such a breakneck pace,…That rush is the drama’s best, and worst, attribute. Keeping both eyes clearly on the speedometer means treating the characters as little more than crash-test dummies that might not survive the next collision. It’s all whoosh and no wit… …All that said, “24” is never boring. Split screens haven’t been this effective since the 1970 film “Woodstock,” and I’m tempted to buy the soundtrack, if only to have the warped tick-tocking on file. It sounds like someone dripping acid on the “60 Minutes” stopwatch…

…But I’d give up a few moments of nonstop action and camera tricks to find out a little more about Bauer. What are his hobbies? Does he enjoy long walks in the moonlight? Ginger or Mary Ann? Perhaps then I’d care a little bit more about what happens to him and treat “24” as more than just a lap around the track…”

source : modbee.com

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