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ce soir à 18h30, Salle Camille Blanc
Jury URTI
Impressions d’Afrique
Gaston Kaboré, cinéaste né au Burkina Faso, est le
président de l’Urti. Entretien sur fond d’histoire, de cinéma,
du continent africain et d’humanisme.
Gaston Kaboré est plus qu’un cinéaste. C’est un conteur dans
la pure tradition africaine où l’oral garde toute sa puissance.
Des mots pour les filmer tel pourrait être son credo même si
le metteur en scène est avare de dialogues dans ses films. Une
image, ça parle. Et les films de Kaboré en disent long sur l’Afrique
et principalement son pays natal, le Burkina Faso. Interview avec
juste des mots. Mais des mots justes.
Pourquoi filmez-vous ?
Pour me raconter. Et à travers moi, la société et le monde qui
m’entoure.
Croyez-vous qu’un film puisse changer le cours des
événements ?
Il peut y contribuer de façon assez essentielle. Un film est une
interprétation du monde. Le cinéma peut aider à plus d’humanité
et d’humanisme. Je viens de revoir deux films de Chaplin, « Les
temps modernes » et « Les lumières de la ville » et je me sens
ému comme lors de la première vision. Sans dialogues, ici l’image
parle d’elle-même. Je suis d’accord avec Hitchcock qui disait que les
dialogues étaient une prothèse ou une béquille.
Quels sont les cinéastes qui vous ont influencé ?
J’ai toujours aimé le cinéma, mais je n’ai jamais été un rat de la
cinémathèque comme l’ont été les cinéastes de la Nouvelle Vague.
Par mes origines et ma formation d’historien, je devais trouver un
moyen de toucher le plus de monde possible. Le cinéma m’a servi
de passerelle pour passer du conte à l’image. Ainsi, je n’ai été sous
l’influence d’aucun cinéaste.
Comment se porte le cinéma africain ?
Je dirais qu’il a encore tout à dire. L’Afrique est un gisement d’histoires,
de récits qui attendent d’être mis en images afin de toucher d’abord
les Africains puis le reste du monde. Ce continent est une terre
nourricière.
Il a joué un rôle important
dans la peinture, la sculpture, la musique, la mode.
L’Afrique doit se donner à voir. D’abord à elle-même et puis aux
autres.
Le problème reste la distribution…
Tout à fait. Et à ce constat s’ajoute la fermeture des salles et un
manque de soutien des politiques. L’Afrique est enceinte de mille
projets et elle ne demande qu’à accoucher. L’audiovisuel n’est pas
un luxe mais une nécessité. Le cinéma n’est pas l’affaire de quelques
illuminés mais de gens qui vouent une réelle passion pour cet art.
Vous êtes président de l’Urti. Qu’attendez-vous d’un
documentaire ?
C’est le regard d’un réalisateur, d’un journaliste sur tel ou tel sujet,
sa manière d’interpréter la réalité qui est le matériau brut de tout
documentaire. Je prends en compte la pertinence de l’histoire, la
sensibilité et l’écriture.
Propos recueillis par Gérard Clétil
Proclamation du palmarès ce soir à 19h à l’Hôtel Hermitage
Le Jury URTI a depuis hier après-midi bouclé ses délibérations pour l’attribution des récompenses dans la catégorie des
documentaires d’auteur, et ce sous la conduite de son Président, Gaston Kaboré. La proclamation du palmarès se déroulera
ce soir à 19h dans la Salle Belle Epoque de l’Hôtel Hermitage et sera suivie d’une soirée spéciale, en présence de Jean-Paul
Proust, Ministre d’Etat de la Principauté, et Roland Faure, Président d’honneur de l’URTI. Après un entretien avec Gaston
Kaboré, Pierre Barouh, figure essentielle de la chanson française, auteur, compositeur, créateur de la maison d’édition Saravah,
découvreur de talents et de cultures, interprétera quelques-uns de ses titres.
JURY URTI
L’URTI livre son verdict
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Jury Fiction
Questionnaire
Si « Apostrophes »,
l’émission de Bernard Pivot,
était encore à l’antenne,
Yamina Benguigui y aurait
sans aucun doute été invitée.
Et voilà, les questions que
l’animateur lui aurait posées
en fin d’entretien.
Yamina Benguigui
L’énergie de l’espoir
Jury fiction
La réalisatrice mène de front - et avec succès - documentaires et fiction. Son dernier
opus « Aïcha » pour France 2 vient de battre les records d’audience de la chaîne.
Face à ce succès, Yamina Benguigui prépare la suite des aventures de cette jeune fille
en quête d’indépendance, vivant dans une cité de la banlieue nord de Paris, et qui veut
se libérer des traditions de sa famille maghrébine. Une histoire - et c’est là que réside
peut-être le succès d’audience de ce téléfilm -, que Yamina Benguigui a voulu traiter
sous la forme d’une tragi-comédie.
J’ai pensé aux comédies italiennes des années 70 comme «Affreux, sales et méchants»
ou «L’argent de la vieille». Traiter un sujet grave sous la forme de la dérision et de l’humour.
Parler d’une ville dans la ville, celle qui est derrière le périphérique avec ses codes, sa
culture, ses traditions. Et raconter l’histoire de cette jeune femme de vingt-cinq ans qui
veut à tout prix accomplir sa mutation, celle d’une femme emprisonnée sous le poids de
sa famille vers une femme libre.
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Comme Flaubert à propos d’Emma Bovary, Yamina Benguigui pourrait déclarer
«Aïcha, c’est moi». Née de parents algériens kabyles, elle a dû aussi imposer son
choix de vie, avec en tête, celui de devenir réalisatrice. Depuis quinze ans, elle a posé
son regard et sa vision de l’immigration avec la série «Femmes d’Islam» en 1994.
Son documentaire «Mémoires d’immigrés», réalisé en 1998 pour Canal +, retraçant
l’histoire de l’immigration maghrébine à travers des témoignages, reçoit un accueil des
plus favorables. En 2001, elle réalise son premier long-métrage «Inch’Allah dimanche»
qui remporte de nombreux prix. En 2003, l’ensemble de son travail est couronné à
Florence avec le prix «Il Sigillo delle Pace».
En 2008, Canal + lui fait à nouveau confiance pour «9/3, mémoire d’un territoire»
pour lequel elle reçoit le Globe de Cristal. Et c’est d’une façon quasi naturelle que
Yamina Benguigui entre à la mairie de Paris aux côtés de Bertrand Delanoë. Je crois
en ses convictions qu’il a mises au service de sa ville. De plus, il a spécialement créé
cette délégation dont j’ai la charge, celle des droits de l’homme et de la lutte contre
les discriminations. Je me sens entendue et comprise. Je place ma notoriété au service
des causes que je défends. Mon rôle en politique est une continuité de mon travail de
réalisatrice.
Gérard Clétil
La qualité que vous préférez
chez un homme ?
Sa fragilité
La qualité que vous préférez
chez une femme ?
Sa force
Votre mot préféré ?
Amitié
Celui que vous détestez ?
Le mot : Non
Le son, le bruit que vous aimez ?
Le bruit de la mer
Celui que vous détestez ?
Le bruit du vent.
Cela me fait peur.
Votre juron préféré ?
Merde
Homme ou femme pour illustrer
un nouveau billet de banque ?
Martin Luther King
La plante, l’arbre ou l’animal dans
lequel vous aimeriez
être réincarné ?
Un sapin
Si Dieu existe qu’aimeriez-vous,
après votre mort, l’entendre
vous dire ?
Viens je t’emmène, tous tes amis
sont là…
Although he has steered a dominant
and quite incendiary 20 years as awardwinning creator, executive producer and
writer - “Grace Under Fire,” “Dharma &
Greg,” “Roseanne,” “Cybill,” “Two and a
Half Men,” “The Big Bang Theory” - this
is, undoubtedly, The Year of Chuck Lorre.
In recent months, the president of
the Series Jury was named Television
Showman of the Year, receiving the
prestigious Brandon Tartikoff Legacy
Award (named after the NBC legend)...
and presented with his Star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame, between two
of his idols, Stan Laurel and Dick Van
Dyke, at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard.
Last month, his alma mater, the State
University of New York - where he
“majored in rock ’n’ roll and pot and
minored in LSD” - gave him an honorary
doctorate of human letters. “When I was
there I was told I’d never make it as a
writer.”
And, oh, did we forget... CBS and Warner
Bros. recently signed a multi-million-dollar
pact with Chuck to produce three more
seasons of his enormous hit, “Two and
a Half Men” (with Charlie Sheen) and
two more of his latest triumph, “The Big
Bang Theory” (with Johnny Galecki and
Jim Parsons). They fill the network’s vital
9-10pm hour every Monday.
But weren’t sitcoms were written off when
Jerry Seinfeld and Ray Romano bowed out?
Chuck never saluted that flag. “There’s no
reason to think the genre doesn’t work,”
he said. And then, he proved he was right.
So much so, that CBS’ rival networks are
now backing pilots for 19 sitcoms!
Entertainment Weekly’s Lynette Rice called
Chuck a mix of Larry David’s flustered
misanthropy, David E. Kelley’s prolificacy
and a smidgen of Barbra Streisand’s
perfectionism.
She missed the point.
Chuck Lorre is a mix of Chuck Lorre...
At 56, he is, perhaps, a slightly mellowed
version of his ID - battler, fighter, ace wit,
mean guitarist and a tremendously hard
worker.
“I bring no experience to being a judge or
juror,” he told me on his car-phone from
Los Angeles, “so that should work for or
against me, right? God protects us from
the things we think we know.”
He said much the same when dumping
his teenage dream of being a rock star to
feed his two kids by trading his “six-string
Fender for a four-camera sitcom.” He knew
zilch about sitcoms. Or television.
“I saw Jimi Hendrix light a guitar on fire
when I was 17... Music was everything back
then. TV was nothing. TV was 'Bewitched,'
'My Mother the Car.' When you had the
Stones, the Beatles, Dylan, Hendrix, Janis
Joplin, Airplane, the Doors and the Who
- television? C’mon!”
Story-telling, he’d done in his songs.
Comedy, he had a flair for, after
(unconsciously) studying the greats, Laurel
& Hardy, Abbott & Costello, stand-up
legends like Don Rickles. “I got to meet
him on Sunday might. Hilarious! Even at 83,
he’s the kinda act you don’t wanna follow.
To get to shake his hand and say ‘Thank
You,’ meant a lot. You gotta say something
in return for... I’d say 50 years, I’ve been
watching him!”
Most comedy auteurs in Hollywood get
one success, perchance two. Working at
it until he got it right, Chuck has now been
responsible for... eight sitcoms in 22 years!
That included considerable jousting with
tantrum queens like Roseanne Barr, Cybill
Shepherd, Brett Butler.
Not so very
different from his guitar-for- hire days. On
good nights, he said, he could make his old
Strat scream with anger or cry like a baby.
On good nights on “Roseanne,” “Grace
Under Fire” and “Cybill” - it was Chuck
screaming angrily and crying like a baby.
“All that toxicity, ugliness, and anger was
the reason to create a character like
Dharma - a female character who is loving
and filled with joy” in “Dharma & Greg.”
“'It’s no accident, and he’ll
even tell you this,”
says Charlie Sheen,
“that Chuck finally decided
to do a show about men.”
Or indeed, two shows.
“I love both shows, dearly and I see my job
is to nuture them. I’d like them both to be
around for a long time.”
And movies? “When I’ve got the time and
can get people to give me their money to
do it.. I hope I’ll get an opportunity in the
next coupla years. For me, Woody Allen’s
“Annie Hall” and “Manhattan” were perfect
comedies, great movies. I always wonder
what it would be like to tell a story that
has an ending.”
Meantime, he writes two shows at once “inefficiently!” - and they never end when
they finish. On the end of the final credits
crawl he runs what is, fundamently, a
blog - using his logo card for split-second
messages. (You need to pause your tape to
read them, or check them, more than 250
in total, on his website: ChuckLorre.com).
They range from attacking TV critics and
an open letter to his sister... to complaining
about cable news people yelling at him
and calling for a Whisper Channel “where human civilization sliding into the
abyss
is nothing to shout about.”
Country Style. The (highest paid US TV comedy) star of Chuck’s “Two And A Half Men” is Charlie Sheen. And I’m told that the ex-music
man’s star on Hollywood Boulevard is just... 13 stars east of Charlie Sheen’s star. That sounds like a C&W song... Over to you, Chuck!
Trading Guitars for Sitcoms
© Robert Voets
Trading Guitars for Sitcoms
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Initial Attack...
By Tony Crawley
The Man From... NCIS
Question: What did Ducky look like when he was younger?
Agent Jethro Gibbs: Illya Kuryakin...!
And there you have it. A career in two lines. The Scots-born David
McCallum has starred in two No. 1 American TV series... some 40
years apart! Add in playing a car named C.A.R.T.E.R. in Disney’s “The
Replacements” that hit top spot among toons and he can boast: “I’ve
had three No. 1s in one lifetime.” (Pause). “But Ducky Mallard is my best
role yet. I love what he does, I like the humour of his mind.... that he
rambles on... that he’s given me the opportunity to learn so much.”
McCallum is most content with his lot. Well, it’s a drag being apart from
his New York interior decorator wife Katherine Carpenter for so long in
a year, but he never expected to be still working at 75, or certainly not
in a key role over 137 episodes of a top-rated TV show. “We’ve given
the NCIS an identity it didn’t have before because nobody knew about
it. I certainly didn’t.”
For all the humour involved, he takes his quirky medical examiner, Dr.
Donald “Ducky” Mallard, very seriously. Even going to real autopsies.
“It’s actually a joke at the studio that I’ve taken it so seriously but I find
that I have to.”
“The only thing I do is make sure that everything we do in that autopsy
room is accurate. To do that, I work with a coroner in downtown LA,
and the US Army. The chief pathologist in the army called me and
said, ‘You’re the only one that gets it right.’ I mean, we cannot use the
masks with the blowers that filter the air, because then you couldn’t
speak... And we don’t wear booties, because if every time Mark Harmon
came into the autopsy room he had to put on a pair, the drama would
go out the window.”
NCIS is an acronym for
Naval Criminal Investigative
Service. However, the
agents - like Harmon,
Michael Weatherly, Sean
Murray - are civilians.
“They’re not a part of
the navy or the marines,”
explains David. “They’re employed by the Department of Defence but
they’re individual specialists.”
A twice-over grandfather today, McCallum was a 60s’ pin-up, known and
worshipped as the blond Beatle when playing secret agent Illya Kuryakin
in “The Man from UNCLE.” “It was all a bit crazy...”
His other roles (among 100-plus since 1957 include Judas Iscariot in
the Biblical epic, “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” “Colditz,” “Sapphire
and Steel” with the pre-“Ab Fab” Joanna Lumley. And a short-lived
“Invisible Man” series. (No one saw it!).
Just lately when creator Don Bellisario wanted more humour injected
into “NCIS,” McCallum recalled that years after “The Invisible Man”
flopped, he discovered that his producers had forgotten to tell him
that they meant it to be a comedy!
But then little has gone the way he figured it would... “The idea for me
would have been to have a career until I was 50, 55, and then retire and
pass quietly on. Yet here we are, plowing on, heading steadily for 80! I
didn’t ever imagine I’d get this far, and I’m always pleased when I wake
up in the morning and discover I’m on this side of the grass.”
Initial Attack
Still going strong after a first season promoted
here last year, Canada has a real winner in
“The Border.” It follows agents of the ICS (the
Immigration and Customs Security agency), set
up by the Canadian Government to deal with
trans-border matters. The series has many
Canadian headliners.
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“24” With
A Conscience
Hailed as a “24” with a conscience, “The Border”
- tough, fast, hard - is set in a paranoid post 9/11
Toronto concerned with one topic and one
topic only. The border with “them” - America and all the dangers any border contains: national
security, international terrorists, cross-border
police actions, trafficking in everything from
uranium to children.
“These are global issues,” says Sofia Milos,
waving the ICS flag here again, “not strictly
American problems. That’s the reason I think
the show has sold so well - because although it’s
written from a Canadian point of view (without
underestimating the value of US support) it has
a broad appeal and cover issues that are of
global interest.”
A Zurich-born actress of Italian-Greek
parentage, Sofia Milos has more than 200
hours of television and feature films to her
credit,. She says she learned her craft “from the
big screen divas like Anna Magnani, Katherine
Hepburn, Sophia Loren and a small screen diva
Lucy Ricardo [Lucille Ball], whose show I never
missed for a great laugh.”
Sofia is the sole American in the cast - as befits
her role of Bianca LaGarda, a special agent of
the US Department of Homeland Security. She
is also well known and loved for her other day
job as the Colombian Detective Yelina Salas in
(turn those initials around, if you please!) during
six of the seven seasons of “CSI: Miami.”
She is famous for her “You Canadians!” rows
with the ICS boss superbly played by James
McGowan. As one critic put it, “Agent Bianca
seems to have taken one look at Canada
and decided that on behalf of her employers
this land is their land, and she can never quite
understand why ICS head Major Mike Kessler
should see things differently.”
”Yes, this was true for the first six episodes,” says
Sofia. “But by Season Two, Bianca had softened
up lot, as her integrity and heart took over...
especially for Major Kessler.’
Sofia feels the series makes us more aware of
how we must fight against crime and terrorism
of all kinds. “And so, hopefully this show is not
only entertaining but engages the viewers to ask
themselves what they’d like to see changed in
their governement... as they are an integral part
of it.”
... NCIS, ICS, CIS
Yes, He Can!
“Jorja Fox and I have been friends since we did the movie,
‘Forever Fabulous.’ She’s Sara Sidle on ‘CSI,’ so she was the first
call I made when I was thinking about doing ‘CSI.’ She said: ‘I think
you will like it.’ “And I asked her: ‘Would you like it if it weren’t the No. 1
show?’ She said: ‘I would.’ Then, I called her halfway through the first season, and said: ‘I
don’t know if I like it.’ And she said I had to wait a while. She was right.”
Emily Procter on how she became Calleigh Duquesne for a “CSI” guest shot that led to
165 hours of “CSI: Miami” - by checking with her pal Jorja, part of the mothership series.
When Kim Delaney quit after ten shows, the ex-WNCT-TV Miss Meteo moved up into
one of the leads - opposite David Caruso, Adam Rodriguez, Khandi Alexander. “The group
is very funny. We do a lotta dancing, a lotta wrestling, a lotta cutting up!”
Emily Mallory Procter won degrees in journalism and dance from East Carolina
University before switching to acting school. Before graduating, she won a mamorable
scene (“Oh thanks!”) with HBO’s “Breast Men” David Schwimmer and Chris Cooper in
1997 and really broke through as Ainsley Hayes, the sole Republican lawyer inside Martin
Sheen’s “West Wing.”
Off-screen, she manages to remain extremely private. This much is known... She plays
poker, jogs, triathlons and marathons. Her interior decoration designs are increasingly
sought after. Emily also aids the homeless by working at the All Saints’ Episcopal Church
soup kitchen in Beverly Hills. When did you last hear of a TV star doing that!
“Som man reder,
så ligger man”
“I couldn’t ask for a better springboard. There was
no doubt in my mind that the show was going to be
huge. I was really lucky to get in when I did. It’s also
a great learning environment.”
Eric Szmanda - Ercy to his mates - on his TV
breakthrough as the CSI Greg Sanders (nee Gregory
Hojem-Sanders of US-Norwegian descent) in the
“CSI” mothership show in Las Vegas for nine years.
One of three brothers, Eric Kyle Szmanda was born
of Polish descent in Milwaukee in 1975 (he’ll be 34 in
July). He is more than a pretty face. He joined the US
Campaign for Burma (dedicated to end to the military
dictatorship in Burma) and has been to Thailand to
see at first hand the conditions of Burmese refugees
who have fled their native country
Time was when Detective Captain Jim Brass would
say: “Oh, hello Grissom.You’ve got something stuck to
your shoe... Wait. It’s just Sanders!”
Today, Greg is no longer the girl-crazy lab rat with weird hair and Hawaiian shirts, seen
dancing in the hallways or conducting an invisible symphony orchestra. He was nearly
blown up by Catherine Willows, for one thing.Then, he was severely injured when saving
a tourist from being killed by a teenage mob. That’s the story that wouldn’t go away...
A bit of a psychic (inherited from his Norwegian granny), the geekish child prodigy and
“X Files” fan is now into surfing, scuba diving, numismatics, supermodels, latex, occultism
and, of course, Marilyn Manson. (Eric is in Manson’s “Saint” video with Asia Argento - she
also directed it).
By the time William Petersen did his last show as Gus Grissom (an Obi-Wan Kenobi to
Greg), Sanders had made CSI Level 3 rank. “To this day, my Norwegian grandfather still
tells me: Som man reder, så ligger man. [Pause]. One must lie in the bed one has made.”
“This,” said Grissom, “is true.”
He is the son of doctors (a psychologist and an
anesthesiologist), who is a doctor (two Harvard
degrees) playing a doctor on “CSI: NY.” His Harvard
Law School classmate was a certain Barack Hussein
Obama. They studied together and then would go
and shoot hoops. Hill Harper was also in will.i.am’s
“Yes We Can” music video and served on his
friend’s campaign finance committee.
Today, the United Negro College Fund’s Hill Harper
Mentoring Scholarship is named after him. “I’m
honoured... This comes at a time when President
Obama is urging Americans to serve and First Lady
Michelle Obama is asking us to consider making
that service mentoring at-risk children.”
Frank Harper (he uses Hill in hommage to his
ancestors) is also the best-selling author of “Letters
to a Young Brother,” in 2006, and last year’s “Letters
to a Young Sister” - aimed a helping young blacks
avoid the errors Harper made growing up. By
2004, he had joined “CSI: NY” as medical examiner
Sheldon Hawkes. His character had a major makeover - leaving the autopsy room for field work.
“It helps Dr. Hawkes feel part of something rather
than being isolated in the morgue. He’s the richest
CSI! He was a surgeon before he was a forensic
pathologist [he quit surgery after losing two
patients]. He made double what these guys made
for years, so he’s got nicer threads.” Until Hawkes,
Hill’s favourite role was his awards-winning work
in “The Visit” in 2001. He played a
convict with AIDS, pushing for
parole to avoid dying in jail.
“It’s a real life-affirming,
powerful film.” Yet he
never bothered with
acting school. “I wanted a
diverse education because
to me the greatest actors
are people who have a lot
of diversity... If the
only thing you have
to draw upon is
your experience in
acting class, you’re
somewhat of a
limited. Unless
you’re
playing
an actor.” And
can he do
more?
Yes, he can.
Jury Fiction
Sophie de la Rochefoucauld
Tous les Bonheurs
du Monde
Celle qui a triomphé en 2006 dans « Retrouver Sara » -cette
histoire émotionnelle d’une mère battue en quête de son
enfant enlevé par le propre père- a retrouvé avec bonheur sa
petite Anna hier… jour de la Fête de Mères. C’est une Sophie
de la Rochefoucauld rayonnante que nous avons rencontrée
dans les allées du Festival… A plus d’un titre donc : cette
habituée de la Principauté, qui était encore en compétition l’an
dernier avec la mini-série « Le Réveillon des Bonnes » a accepté
cette année de « passer de l’autre côté » et d’être membre du
jury dans cette même catégorie.
Jury Fiction
C’est une expérience qui me comble : c’est à la fois l’occasion de
voir des œuvres étrangères que je n’aurais jamais vues par ailleurs
et de multiplier les échanges avec les autres jurés sur notre passion
commune. En fait moi qui suis curieuse de tout, ce rôle correspond
tout à fait à mon envie perpétuelle d’ouverture sur le monde, ditelle avec enthousiasme. Toutes nos confrontations sous la houlette
d’un Président généreux me font chaud au cœur. Toute mon
appréhension de départ a disparu…
La comédienne, qui au fil des visionnages avoue son faible pour
le « jeu à l’anglaise », a multiplié ces derniers temps les rôles de
« guest » qui s’invitent dans des séries à succès.
Ce fut le cas dans un épisode de « Joséphine ange gardien » sur
TF1 et surtout un passage dans la saga de France 3, « Plus belle
la vie ». Chaque fois, ces coups de cœur se révèlent fructueux en
terme d’expérience professionnelle et de rencontres humaines.
« L’engouement pour cette série est incroyable, car je pense qu’elle
est avant tout proche des téléspectateurs. Je me souviens de cette
amie de longue date, comédienne de théâtre, qui m’est tombée
dans les bras en apprenant que je jouais dans « Plus Belle la Vie ».
Elle m’a avoué que dans sa famille, c’était devenu une référence au
moment d’évoquer des sujets de société comme l’homosexualité,
les parents isolés, les études, etc. En collant à la vie quotidienne
de tout un chacun, quasiment en temps réel, on a le sentiment de
vivre au même rythme que les personnages et donc de partager
leurs joies et malheurs. C’est comme cela en tous cas que je l’ai
ressenti »…
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Toujours sur la brèche, prête à basculer dans un nouveau projet
au goût de challenge, elle attend désormais une réponse en vue
d’un retour annoncé sur les planches, après son succès en 2007
dans « La jeune fille et la mort » de Didier Long. Mais elle sait
qu’elle ne doit pas trop s’éloigner des plateaux de tournage
TV si elle veut revenir dans son festival de prédilection. MonteCarlo peut se passer de son tempérament et de son sourire,
mais pas trop longtemps…
Hervé Zorgniotti
En vedette
By Tony Crawley
Mister Smoothie
L for “Almost A Lark”
“Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I’d do something
so successful. I never could have predicted or envisioned what’s
happened with this particular show.”
Writer-producer-creator Ilene Chaiken on the sixth and last
season of her ground-breaking series, “The L Word,” about a
group of lesbians in Los Angeles.
“I just wanted to tell the stories of our lives, make them
entertaining and tell them with depth and detail. Our stories
were unrepresented in popular culture and they’re good stories
that deserve to be told. We were always trying to do our best
and tell good stories to be true to the characters and entertain
the audience.”
She had just about done it all on the Hollywood scene - from
trainee agent at CAA, Creative Artists Agency, where she learned
the business and understood that she wasn’t cut out to be an
agent - to “heady” executive status at the empires of Aaron
Spelling and Quincy Jones. From the highs of launching “The Fresh
Prince of Bel Air” - and a funny guy called Will Smith - to “a lot
of back biting...”
She was running Spelling at the wrong time, when Steven Bochco
started redefining television. After “Hill Street Blues” and “LA
Law,” there was no longer a nitch for “Charlie’s Angels,” “Love
Boat,” much less “Dynasty” and “Beverly Hills 90210.” “But just
before I left, we did ‘Twin Peaks’... Well, no one really did ‘Twin
Peaks’ but David Lynch, but I was proud to have been involved
in it.
“I was having a fabulous time for a couple of years,” she told writer
Deidre Strohm. “Then it got nasty in the way those Hollywood
jobs do. There came a Christmas time when I just knew I was
going to be fired.”
While her friends ski-ed the holiday away, she stayed in the
Telluride cabin, punching out an angry, girl action thriller, long
before they were an in thing. On her return to LA, she was an
Lynch characters: the
“Dune” hero Paul Atreides,
Jeffrey Beaumont finding
the ear in “Blue Velvet” and his “Twin P e a k s ”
FBI special agent Dale Cooper - “Damn fine coffee!
And hot!”
Plus Josef K in Kafka’s “The Trial,” Claudius in “Hamlet,” Mr. Hope in
“Northfork,” keyboardist Ray Manzarek in “The Doors,” Clark Kent
in a “Superman” toon, Dr. Trey MacDouglas in “Sex And The City”
and now, the odd dentist (and felon) Orson Hodge in “Desperate
Housewives.”
“Once in a while I’ll catch one of my films and watch a little bit
on television and go: Well, that’s sort of charming. ‘Blue Velvet’
stands up incredibly well as a film. But that’s me at 20-plus years
ago. There’s not very many filmmakers like David Lynch, particularly
in America. He’s so brave and courageous. He creates from a place
that is unknown. He’s not following any blueprints.”
By return, Lynch said of Kyle: “He’s the person you trust enough to
go into a strange world with.” Exactly what Hitchcock said about
Cary Grant.
out thing. Nothing came of
her scenario, either.
At Spelling, she had taken pride
in one show - “Heartbeat” the first series with a recurring
lesbian character. Actress Gail
Strickland researched the
Marilyn character by hanging
out with Ilene and her partner, the British architect Miggi Hood.
(They have twin daughters, Tallulah and Augusta).
And so it came to pass? Well no, not that easily...
She had the notion - “it was almost a lark” - that one lesbian
character in someone else’s story was not good enough. Nor
even for a single character show. “We are many. And, so an
ensemble drama seemed to be the perfect medium.”
She had been working for Showtime and suggested a show
about... well, “Earthlings,” she called it back then, a rare slang term
for lesbians. When her tele-movie, “Dirty Pictures” - about the
controversial work of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe won a 2001 Golden Globe and Monte Carlo Golden Nymph for
best picture, the Showtime people seemed more interested.
“Then, they said that this just isn’t going to happen here,” she
told Amy Cazvanaugh. “A prime time, nightime drama about the
lives of lesbians - no, I just don’t think we can sell that to the
guy in the corner office.”
She was saved by the British gay series, “Queer as Folk.” Showtime
made a hit of re-treading it. “You’ve got the boys,” said Ilene, “what
about the girls?”The Showtimers said, “Yes, you’re right, we should
do your show.”
After six years (one more than “Queer”), Ilene was not interested
in wrapping up her show neatly, tidily - all done and dusted. “I
wanted to end with a sense that life goes on... Who knows if we’ll
revisit them in fiction or reinvent them on TV or in a movie.”
And then, in an afterthought to delight the fans, she added:
“Hopefully, we will.”
En vedette
If he had been around in the 30/40s, Kyle Merritt MacLachlan
could have been Cary Grant. Of course, much the same could
be said of Robert Wagner and Pierce Brosnan. Only MacLachan,
however, was chosen to actually represent the Grantian spirit - in
Ian Iqbal Rashid’s 2004 movie, “Touch of Pink.”
He made a splendid Cary, aiding the gay Jimi Mistry, the way Bogart
helped Woody Allen in “Play It Again, Sam.” “I watched different films
for different reasons - ‘His Girl Friday’ was really good for delivery.
Tony Curtis does a great Cary Grant hommage/impersonation in
‘Some Like It Hot’ - really helpful to me for his voice. I’d take a little
bit of that, borrow a little bit from this and made a stew of it.”
Cary Grant did the same, he says. “He borrowed from Harold
Lloyd in some of his early screwball comedies, ‘Bringing Up Baby,’
‘The Awful Truth.’ And that’s who I used in ‘The Hidden.’ Everybody
borrows from everybody else.”
Maybe... but no one is a second MacLachan as yet.
He started at the top - and has stayed there. A smooth act, despite
some odd detours like “Showgirls” and “The Flintstones.” He was
the villain called..., what was it again... oh yeah... Cliff Vandercave!
That’s the other unique thing about Kyle. People recall his roles
(usually, morally ambiguous coves), by name. Obviously, his David
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Séance publique pour CALT Production
et ses vedettes, ce soir à 18h30, Salle Camille Blanc
Leurs formats courts et autres séries épanouissent régulièrement
dans l’Hexagone les grilles des programmes de M6, France 4, Teva
et Comedie ! Ce soir, le Festival de Monte-Carlo donne un coup
de chapeau à CALT Productions, « innovateur de concepts » en
réunissant quelques-unes des têtes d’affiche qui font désormais les
beaux jours de cette société de dix ans d’âge. CALT ou C’est A La
Télé a en effet été créée en 1999 à l’initiative de Jean-Yves Robin,
With an upper lip stiff enough to be British, actor-director
Eric Close is making his third successive visit here with his
wife, despite the sad, bad news that his FBI series has now
gone missing, “Without A Trace” - axed after seven years of
loyal (but far too expensive) service.
qui souhaite développer la production de magazines et de séries
originales, aux concepts forts et exportables.
La diffusion sur le réseau hertzien français d’émissions telles que
Planète en folie, Le Goût du Noir ou encore Ultime Razzia permet
rapidement à CALT de se faire connaître. Mais c’est surtout l’énorme
succès du format court -Caméra Café puis de Kaamelott (ou encore
Vous Les femmes ou Héro Corp.)- qui installe sa notoriété au
sein du PAF et donne à la société une dimension internationale.
Aujourd’hui, son expertise, notamment en matière de programmes
courts d’humour, est unanimement reconnue.
La dernière création de CALT, la série Paris 16è est actuellement en
diffusion l’après-midi sur M6. Signant le retour d’Alexandra Kazan sur
le petit écran, ces 72 épisodes dressent le portrait de trois familles
installées dans l’arrondissement le plus huppé de la capitale…
La « Calt Connection » sera donc salle Camille Blanc à 18h30,
sous la houlette du Président en personne Jean-Yves Robin et de
son Directeur Général, Nicolas Coppermann : Josette DREVON
et Simon ASTIER (Kaamelott et Hero Corp), Emmanuel MEIRIEU,
Lionel ASTIER, JC HEMBERT (Kaamelott), Arnaud DUCRET et
Yannick CHOIRAT, les dignes successeurs de Bruno Solo et Yvan
Le Bolloch (Caméra Café 2), Sébastien LALANNE, Alban LENOIR,
Aurore POURTEYRON (Hero Corp), Olivia COTE et Judith
SIBONY (Vous les Femmes). Au programme : séance de dédicaces
et projections d’épisodes inédits.
Calt Production
A l’heure de la «Camera Café», le «Hero Corp»
s’écrie : «Vous les Femmes», remballez votre
«Kaamelott» !
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En vedette
By Tony Crawley
“Places aren’t haunted. People are haunted.”
One could suggest that her husband, being a paramedic, can
supply her with an endless list of, er, clients. But that would be
flippant. And “Ghost Whisperer” is not flippant. Even if, for a wee
while at the start, the emphasis seemed to be more about the
star’s wardrobe than what might be haunting a wardrobe.
“Cleavage was starting to get too much attention,” agrees the
Texan actress and singer Jennifer Love Hewitt. (Her nickname, of
course, is Love). “We initially did it because she was a newlywed.
And with so many women on TV in business suits, we thought it
would be nice to show this glamorous girl who likes to play with
her clothes and have fun with fashion.
“Somewhere along the way, as cute as it was, people started to
concentrate more on that... We’ll still do the nightgown things
for people who need that... for the 14-year-old boys out there in
America. But we really wanted people to pay attention to what
she’s saying and she’s doing. I think we’ve accomplished that and
that makes me happy. I work really hard and to only have people
talk about cleavage is not exactly a compliment.”
And, indeed, “Ghost Whisperer” represents the finest work of JHL,
The Gube Cometh
Things change. Until a few days ago,
we were expecting The Grunny and
The Gube in town. Greg Grunberg,
alias he who hears all in “Heroes”
(and the fetish actor for his pal from
kindergarten, the current Hollywood
mensch, J.J. Abrams), has had to bow
out. So we have The Gube alone Matthew Gray Gubler, aka the super-geek Dr. Spencer Reid
of “Criminal Minds” for four years (and two chiefs) with one
more to go. At least. Another year, that is, not another chief.
Well, in Tellywood, you never know...
Reid is part of Joe Mantegna’s team of profilers from the
FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) at Quantico, Virginia.
He is a genuine wiz. A living, breathing (but why working for
the FBI) genius... He graduated from a Las Vegas public high
school at age twelve. He has PhDs in Mathematics, Chemistry,
Engineering, BAs in Psychology and Sociology, and is chasing
another in philosophy. He also has eidetic memory, able to
recall a huge amount of information with extraordinary detail
- like the Swedish “Millennium” heroine, Lisbeth Salander. His
father abandoned the family because of his wife’s paranoid
schizophrenia - and Reid put her away in a mental institution. He
worries that her malady could become his, As he told Shemar
Moore’s Morgan once: “I know what it’s like to be afraid of your
own mind.” His work led to a serious drug problem, after he
surpassing her triumphs from “I
Know What You Did Last Summer”
- to “Party of Five,” with another
Monaco guest, Matthew Fox.
Despite a bit of a stop-go schedule
at first, she has now completed
four seasons. That’s 83 episodes of
ghosts, singular or plural, seeking
her aid to relay messages or
complete a certain task to allow
the spirit to cross over... into The
Light.
“Jim and Melinda may not have
chosen Grandview,” adds Jennifer.
(Her brother chose that name; her mother added Love).“Grandview
may have chosen them. It’s not this sweet little innocent town full
of antique stores and coffee shops that it appears to be.”
(That’s the truth! Grandview is the Universal Studios back lot including Courthouse Square from the “Back To The Future”
movies, but with the familiar clock tower covered up).
“Grandview has a very dark past,” JHL continues. “A lot has gone
on there centuries before Jim and Melinda were even thoughts
in the world. There are people you don’t know about who are
watching every move Melinda makes and they definitely don’t like
what she has to offer...”
was kidnapped, tortured and drugged by a multiple personality
serial killer. Reid’s then boss (Mandy Pantinkin) and colleague
“Hotch” (Thomas Gibson) helped him through it.
Like his role, the actor was also born, bred and educated in Las
Vegas - where his maternal grandparents founded KENO, the
town’s first radio station.
Matthew has worked as a model for Burberry, Hilfiger Marc
Jacobs, Sisley and Louis Vuitton. In 2002, he majored in film
directing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has since
directed several short films: “The Cactus That Looked Just
Like a Man,” “Claude: A Symphony of Horror” and (behind the
pseudonym Strudel Goolar) his improvised You Tube series. He
also uses hidden cameras, so watch out in Monaco or you, too,
could wind up on “Matthew Gray Gubler: The Unauthorized
Documentary.”
Dr. Reid is his 15th screen role in five years, since debuting
as Intern #1 in Wes Anderson’s “The Life Aquatic with Steve
Zissou” with Bill Murray. (Obviously, he made his video about
that experience, “Matthew Gray Gubler’s Life Aquatic Intern
Journal,” also featuring Murray).
Matthew’s other features include “How To Be A Serial Killer.”
And he even somewhat courageously lends his name to a
venture called... “Pornstar.”
“It is,” he says, “a dark independent film about the ramifications
of being a pornstar. I have a pretty small part in that. I play Ziggy,
a porn director who desperately wants to be a real director but
who has been caught in the maelstrom of the porn world... It’s
a very good script.”
En vedette
After the recent Monaco years with both Alisons - the telemediums in “Afterlife” and “Medium” - will you welcome, please,
Melinda Gibson. She has an antique store in a small town of
Grandview, New York. She is, though, far better known for a
distinct ability. She can see... and talk to ghosts!
Q: Must be great having supernatural powers. A: Not really
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Soirée d’Ouverture
Dounia Coesen
et Fabienne Carat
S.A.S. le Prince Albert II entouré de
l’équipe du Film d’Ouverture
Soiree d’ouverture
Bryan Dattilo
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Rachel Bourlier,
Benjamin Fitoussi et
Michelle Bernier
Michelle Stafford & Doug
Davidson
Alessandra Sublet
Tonya Kinzinger
et Bernard Montiel
habillé par AZZARO
Gaëla Le Devehat
Doudi
Sandra Lou, Alessandra Sublet, S.A.S. le Prince Albert II,
Karine Farri et Sidonie Bonnec
Nathalie Besançon, Dorylia Calmel
et Florence Hebbelynck
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Echos de la TV
de David Carradine
La police thaïlandaise a défendu son travail
dans le déroulement de l’enquête sur la
mort de l’acteur américain David Carradine,
retrouvé mort jeudi dans sa chambre
d’hôtel à Bangkok, alors que la famille a
demandé l’aide du FBI.
Selon la police thaïlandaise, le comédien est
peut-être décédé à la suite d’un acte sexuel
qui a mal tourné alors que David Carradine
a été retrouvé avec une corde attachée
autour du cou et de son organe sexuel.
Mark Geragos, l’avocat du frère de David
Carradine, Keith, a déclaré vendredi soir sur
la chaîne CNN que la famille de l’acteur
avait rencontré des responsables du FBI
pour leur demander de l’aide.
x Des bombes à NRJ 12 !
NRJ 12 va bientôt diffuser un programme
mettant en compétition cinq jeunes
femmes pour décrocher un voyage de
rêve. A compter du 25 juin à 22h15, les
téléspectateurs de NRJ 12 pourront assister
à une compétition particulière : celle de cinq
demoiselles prêtes à tout pour remporter
un séjour à New York pour faire les plus
belles boutiques de Manhattan. Voici la
mission qui sera proposée aux participantes
de «5 Bombes chez les Frenchies». Durant
3 jours et 2 nuits, Carole, Lucia, Andrea,
Solange et Lila devront mettre un maximum
d’hommes à leurs pieds, indique un
communiqué de la chaîne. Il leur faudra user
de tous leurs charmes et de leur persuasion
pour convaincre le plus de garçons de les
aider à relever des défis sur le thème de la
séduction, voire également de participer à
des épreuves sportives. Un autre challenge
de taille les attendra : celui de survivre et
rester belles à Paris, sans argent, et donc de
se débrouiller pour dormir, manger, se laver,
et se maquiller.
x «La Nouvelle Star»
reviendra en 2010
La «Nouvelle Star», le télé-crochet de
M6 dont la finale est prévue demain, se
poursuivra en 2010 pour une huitième
saison, a indiqué le directeur du groupe
M6, Thomas Valentin, soulignant dans un
entretien au Journal du Dimanche les
bonnes audiences de cette septième saison.
«Il y aura une Nouvelle Star la saison
prochaine. Le jury a été excellent, meilleur
que l’an dernier. Et Virginie Guilhaume (la
nouvelle présentatrice) a su faire oublier
ses prédécesseurs», Virginie Efira et
Benjamin Castaldi, a déclaré M. Valentin.
La Nouvelle Star, concours de chant qui a
révélé notamment Amel Bent, Christophe
Willem et Julien Doré, enregistre l’une des
plus fortes audiences de M6. Mais elle avait
connu l’an dernier un essoufflement de son
audience, perdant 200.000 téléspectateurs
par rapport à 2007.
x Julie Andrieu remet le couvert
Véritable carnet de voyage tenu par Julie
Andrieu, Fourchette et sac à dos s’attache
à faire découvrir des pays à travers leurs
traditions culinaires. Une odyssée gourmande
truffée de surprises, d’anecdotes et de
recettes. La saison 3 de cette émission sera
diffusée cet été sur France 5. L’équipe repart
donc à la découverte de paysages étonnants
et de cultures souvent méconnues. De l’île
de la Réunion au Vietnam en passant par
l’Andalousie, le Pérou ou encore l’Italie, Julie
Andrieu s’envolera à la recherche de nouvelles
saveurs qui font la richesse de ces lieux.
Echos de la TV
x Mystère autour de la mort
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plus belle la vie
Toujours Plus Belle la Vie... au Festival
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En vedette
Fini «Docteur Sylvestre»,
bonjour le Commandant Saint-Mathieu dans «Enquêtes réservées»
Jérôme Anger soigne sa carrure
Particularité de ces « Enquêtes » qui réjouit notre comédien : elles
mettent en scène une unité très particulière de la gendarmerie,
la Cellule d’Investigation criminelle de la section de recherche
de Marseille, composée de six experts en criminologie… et en
civil. «Ici, contrairement aux « Experts » américains, l’humain prend
le pas sur la technique. Tous les protagonists ont des caractères bien
trempés -certains diront des caractères de cochon- et emploient des
méthodes pas très orthodoxes. Dans cette brigade unie pour résoudre
les enquêtes extérieures mais lardée de conflits intérieurs, la fin justifie
vraiment les moyens et nul n’est au-dessus de tout soupçon ».
Ce ton et cette noirceur devraient surprendre le téléspectateur
pour mieux le captiver et donc le séduire. « Mon personnage
de commandant par exemple n’est pas aimable du tout. Sombre,
refusant d’être aimé, il est même limite détestable, voire odieux
mais jamais gratuitement. Et cela on le découvrira épisode après
épisode. Et Jérôme Anger de savourer l’idée de prendre le contrepied des personnages doucereux de son passé télévisuel…
« Ce type de rôle me rappelle les belles heures de Lino Ventura et je me
sens le poids de les jouer », insiste-t-il pour mieux justifier son sourire
et sa satisfaction. Au cinéma aussi ? « C’est sûr que si demain une
occasion se présentait, je serais prêt à franchir le pas. Car si aujourd’hui
j’ai opté pour la télé, je devrais dire que j’ai laissé faire la télévision
qui m’a ainsi happé » précise non sans réalisme le comédien, qui a
pourtant touché au cinéma à ses débuts dans « La vie est un roman
» d’Alain Resnais et « Rive droite, rive gauche » de Philippe Labro.
En attendant les plateaux de cinéma, Jérôme Anger se projette dans
l’action et multiplie ses talents artistiques : il s’est essayé à la mise
en scène de téléfilms pour France 3 (L’abbaye du revoir en 2004
avec Bernard Lecoq et Autopsy en 2007 avec Stéphane Freiss et
Thierry Neuvic). Et maintenant le voici producteur pour TF1, aux
côtés de sa compagne Claire Borotra. Dès le 15 juin, en prime
time, il nous invite à découvrir la série « Vive les vacances » (6x52
minutes) avec Titoff, une comédie qui raconte les mésaventures de
trois couples en vacances obligés de partager la même maison suite
à une arnaque immobilière ! Le genre de petite annonce qui aurait
bien séduit l’entreprenant Jérôme Anger…
Hervé Zorgniotti
En vedette
Il est bien loin le temps du gentil « Docteur Sylvestre »… Jérôme
Anger a eu depuis huit ans le temps de tourner la page et de passer
à autre chose. « Aujourd’hui avec l’âge, j’ai le sentiment d’avoir pris
de l’ampleur physique et de la maturité. La fragilité de mes débuts
où je me contentais d’être l’acteur-bibelot a laissé la place à une
prise de risque motivée. Plus que jamais j’ai envie de construire et
de toucher à tout… Résultat de cette mue qui s’est opérée au fil
du temps : le personnage du Commandant Vincent Saint-Mathieu que
les téléspectateurs vont découvrir en prime time cet été sur France
3 dans « Enquêtes réservées ». « Mais attention, avertit le nouveau
commandant, cette série n’a rien à voir avec les traditionnelles sagas
estivales qui envahissent les écrans français, saga qu’il connaît bien pour
avoir tourné dans « Le Maître du Zodiaque » pour TF1. Il s’agit là d’une
vraie série policière en 12 épisodes, avec chaque fois une enquête à
boucler et une intrigue fil rouge qui se dénoue au fil des épisodes ».
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The Full Monte
After six years curbing his
enthusiasm, Larry David is where
you’d least expect him to be. The
leading man in “Whatever Works,”
Woody Allen’s first New York movie
for five years. No matter what you
read, this is not the first time the
two writers have got together. Larry
made a couple of Woodies in the
mid-80s. In “Radio Days,” he was...
Communist Neighbour. Now he’s
a suicidal intellectual sharing a loft
with a teenage runaway. “This is not
the feelgood movie of the year,” says
Larry.“If you need to feelgood, go get
a foot massage.”
Obama Mia! Documentaries don’t
only make news by opening the Monte
Carlo TV Festival. HBO and actor Edward
Norton’s Class 5 Films have made “By The
People: The Election of Barack Obama.” It
has unprecedented and exclusive footage
as it follows the former Chicago Senator
from the announcement of his candidacy
to his inauguration as America’s first African
American president.
The Little Grasshopper is no more.
But he cannot be easily forgotten. Alas, poor
David, I knew him… well, I interviewed him,
well. The uber-cool Mr. Carradine always
Still More Wars !
Will he never stop playing with it...?
After six movies, seven TV series and
nearly 60 video-games, George Lucas
remains creatively bogged down in a
galaxy far, far away. Yes, yet another
series. Live-action, this time. With real
flesh ’n’ blood people... well, actors.
It’s been the prime target for Brits
invading Hollywood during the pilots’
season. For real pilots at Lucasfilm! But
few of the regular guys. C-3PO and
Stormtroopers, yes - but no Jedi. All
new heroes as the Rebel Alliance gains
on the Empire sometime between the
official episodes III and IV - “Revenge
of the Sith” and the original “Star
Wars” in 1977... when Anthony Daniels
first began playing 3PO, the fussbudget
robot - “We’ll be destroyed for sure.
This is madness.” His Georgeship is
writing and shooting an entire season
before looking for a buyer. He can
afford it. He can afford to open his
own channel. Now there’s an idea - a
24-7 Stars Wars Channel. Help, what
have I said...!
had a lot of sense to impart and his mystery
death is a cruel shock to family, friends,
fans. OK, he made far too many crummy
Z-movies – actors have mortgages, too –
but he never dropped his guard, his stature
or his spirit. RIP.
Henry VIII reigned longer than “The
Tudors” - to end after next year’s fourth
season. About time, too. It has so many
errors, it’s known as Wikipedia history.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers (last seen playing
Elvis) said no one was interested in a fat,
bearded Henry - but, see, that’s how he
was. (Check out Holbein). No British
sovereign has ever looked as hot as Meyers.
America love it but what would the US say
if the BBC made “The Kennedys” - with Zac
Efron, Seth Rogen and Victoria Beckham as
Jackie.
Didja Know.... the “Secret Diary of a Call
Girl” star, Billie Piper (recently cover-storied
in one French TV mag as Billie Pipper!) is
wed to Laurence Fox, Detective Sergeant
Hathaway in “Lewis.” Their son, Winston
James Fox, hits eight months in a matter of
weeks.
Missing. Canadian star of Canada’s “The
Border,” Nazneen Contractor, can’t get
here as planned. She’s started work on her
promotion to the eighth day of “24” - as the
daughter of Bollywood’s Anil Kapoor. Good
for her! Maybe bad for us - Freddie Prinze Jr
has joined CTU...!!!
How To Be A Sitcom Writer... by
Series Jury prez Chuck Lorre: “Start drinking
early. I don’t mean early in the day. I mean,
early in life. Eight years old should do the
trick
Quote. Mary McDonnell on her last days
as President Laura Roslin in the brilliant
“Battlestar Galactica”: “My last scene about
3.45 am on a very small set She died. We
all hugged. And my son and I went to the
airport and went back to LA.”
Ben-Hur III. Hollywood twice said only
the cinema was big enough for it. Not
anymore. Judah Ben-Hur’s life is now a fourhour mini-series being made in Morocco by
former “EastEnders” director Steven Shill.
His cast is mainly British, too. Joseph Morgan
succeeds Charlton Heston as the hero.
Stephen Campbell Moore has the meatier
role of his friend-cum-enemy, Messala (it
won Stephen Boyd an Oscar). Plus James
Faulkner. Alex Kingston, Ray Winstone. As
the main production entity is Canadian, so
are Emily Van Camp and Kristen Kreuk as
Judah’s lover and sister. Excuse me, but I
keep hearing USatirist Mort Sahl after the
1959 premiere: “Loved Ben, hated Hur.”
If it does well the first time, do it
over and over - until they catch you
at it. That’s the “Stargate” coda. It
was Kurt Russell in the 1989 movie,
becoming McGiver, er, Richard Dean
Andcrson, in t “Stargate SG-1,” starting
a ten-year run in 1997, leading to Joe
Flanigan in “Stargate: Atlantis,” 2004-09.
And now Lou Diamond Phillips in an
“edgier” infusion, “Stargate: Universe”
- with Robert Carlyle, Ming-Na among
scientists, soldiers, civilians stranded in
the far reaches of space. Sounds very
been-there-got-the-space-suit...
The Full monte
Welcome to Monte Carlo - in the first
year since 1987 without a TV show written,
created or produced by the redoubtable
David E. Kelley. NBC canned his “Legally
Mad” idea despite Kelley’s amazing track
record for which he was honoured here:
“Ally McBeal,” “Boston Legal,” “Chicago
Hope,” “Doogie Howser MD.” “Girls Club,”
“LA Law,” “Picket Fences,” “The Practice,”
“Snoops,” “The Wedding Bells,” etc., etc. She
no tears... 1: Mrs. Kelley is Michelle Pfeiffer.
2: He can afford a layoff. 3: He’s already
working on a project on the greatest
ice-hockey star of all time, the Canadian
Gordie Howe. He played hockey across...
six decades.
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Soirées Publiques
Le 49ème Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo
vous ouvre ses portes au Grimaldi Forum Monaco (accès libre et gratuit)
Événement Calt Production
Lundi 8 Juin à 18h30 - Salle Camille Blanc
SEANCE DE DÉDICACES avec les comédiens de «Kaamelott», «Camera Café», «Vous Les Femmes», «Hero Corp»,
suivie par une projection publique d’épisodes inédits.
HERO CORP : (26’) Des Super héros à la retraite se retrouvent dans
un village de Lozère pour affronter leur ennemi…
VOUS LES FEMMES… : C’est la série humoristique portée par un duo
de comédiennes, Judith Siboni et Olivia Côte, qui décrit les coulisses
pas toujours assumées du quotidien des femmes d’aujourd’hui…
CAMERA CAFE : Deux personnages à la fois très différents et
complémentaires, Rémy, un directeur des achats arriviste et versatile et
son acolyte Franck, un commercial un peu primaire vont tendre le ressort
comique de «Caméra Café».
KAAMELOTT : Présentation d’un épisode en avant-première du
Livre VI. Cette saga épique comprend depuis le Livre I plus de 400
épisodes de 3’30 !
Soirée TMC / Télé 7 Jours
Mardi 9 Juin à 20h30 - Salle Camille Blanc
REMISE DU “PRIX DU PUBLIC” et projection publique en avant-première
des deux premiers épisodes de la série «Saving Grace»
Pour la première fois de leur histoire, TMC et Télé 7 Jours s’associent pour organiser un Événement
Spécial au Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo. Ensemble, les deux media leader dans leur catégorie
créent un Prix du Public qui récompensera «l’acteur et l’actrice de séries les plus glamours».
Ce Prix du Public permettra aux téléspectateurs de TMC et aux lecteurs de Télé 7 Jours d’élire celui et
celle qui les ont fait craquer…
Événement Spécial Orange Cinéma Séries
Mercredi 10 Juin à 19h30 - Salle Camille Blanc
AVANT-PREMIÈRE : Projection publique du dernier épisode de la saison 1 et avantpremière du 1er épisode de la saison 2 de la série «True Blood» en EXCLUSIVITÉ
Soirées Publiques
L’histoire : Des scientifiques japonais ont réussi à mettre au point du sang synthétique, le «True Blood».
Grâce à lui, les vampires ne sont plus une menace directe pour l’espèce humaine. Les légendaires «suceurs
de sang» tentent maintenant de s’intégrer à la population. Cependant à Bon Temps, une petite bourgade
de Louisiane, le vampire est toujours une espèce très redoutée. Dans la chaleur moite du bayou, Sookie
Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), une jeune serveuse qui a la capacité de lire dans les pensées, succombe au
charme de Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Elle est d’autant plus fascinée par ce beau et sexy vampire de
173 ans que c’est la première personne dont elle est incapable de lire les pensées…
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Andrea Osvart, la nouvelle...
Grace Kelly ?
Apparition remarquée de la
sublimissime Andrea Osvart, actrice
hongroise, mannequin à ses débuts,
qui s’est installée depuis six ans à
Rome. Après de petits rôles dont
un dans «Jeux d’Espion» aux côtés
de Robert Redford et Brad Pitt,
la voilà préssentie pour incarner
l’égérie d’Hitchcock devenue
princesse de Monaco dans une
production italienne
Marcio Piovanotto
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Caroline PONS
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