Thursday, April 3, 2008

When in Doubt - Depp it Out

I was all set to say - I have nothing, and I would be forced to post some Johnny Depp photos that MAYBE you have not seen. BUT . . . . .

Now I have something.

Rumor is it that Public Enemies - The Movie, will be making Christmas 2008 debut. This sucks a little for our movie party festivities because weather now becomes a factor. Classic car people might not want to venture the drive because of weather concerns and the drive from Columbus and other parts around the U.S. could be treacherous.

It also puts the PE-C Book on a slightly elevated time line. Good for YOU guys, a little added stress for me!

In other news - YOU HEARD IT HERE SECOND! last week

Billy Crudup - who is playing Dr. Manhattan in the movie The Watchman has officially signed on to play Hoover in PE.

If you are not familiar with The Watchman.

The Watchmen was a twelve-issue comic book limited series written by Alan Moore.

Watchmen is set in 1985, in an alternative history United States where costumed heros are real and the country is edging closer to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union (the Doomsday Clock is at five minutes to midnight). It tells the story of a group of past and present superheroes and the events surrounding the mysterious murder of one of their own. Watchmen depicts superheroes as real people who must confront ethical and personal issues, who struggle with neuroses and failings, and who - with one notable exception - lack anything recognizable as super powers.

Now the question I have is what did Billy Crudup wear in The Watchman ???????

I have the original 12 issues and the term graphic novel has a new meaning on some of those pages.

On another casting opinion. Is it me or is this movie filled with young hunks. Is Mann going for a certain audience?

In another "?" that has been above my head. Has anyone heard of filming dates AFTER Little Bohemia? I know filming was to be concluded at the end of June - what's next?????
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I need your help. I have seen these photos on a few sites and I had them sent to me from someone who basically said she had a friend of a friend who knew a guy she worked with and had a co-worker take these photos.

I'm trying to track him or her down so I can put them in the book.

The first photo has Johnny Depp (oops - David Wenham) obviously disagreeing with Michael Man on the lunch selection. (I need Wenham photos!!)

I believe he was heard saying "I DO NOT LIKE BROCCOLI"

Here is Johnny coming from the local Subway
(Try the New Tender Roast Beef Sandwich for some guilt free indulgence)


Kitty B'gosh reporting from Oshkosh

April 2: THE SUNDIAL IS DOWN! Repeating: THE SUNDIAL IS DOWN! That's right. The sundial is finally gone. The wall that surrounds where it used to be is starting to be filled up with billboards. Word is the is supposed to be a wall surrounding a ballpark.

The New Moon got its new sign today as did some of the adjoining businesses. One even got a start at new window dressings. Not much changed today at The Exclusive Company(say it with me - damn! I can't stop that - sorry) , but some of the stores on Market Street got new signage. They are also starting to change out the street lights.

Very conflicting information on filming dates. Yesterday my information said Friday the 11th and Monday the 14th. The Oshkosh Northwestern even had the 11th in today's paper! Stopped into Satori Imports today to purchase one of their Dillinger tee shirts. The gal there said they were told the would have to be closed the 16th, 17th and 18th. They are only 2 doors down from the New Moon.

I talked with two gals from Darlington today. They go to UW-O and made a trip home for the filming there. They were in downtown Oshkosh today to check things out.

We are real uncertain as to what dates we are going to see filming. Today we were all hyped up to take off next Friday. Now with the news from the gal at Satori, we're back to being up in the air.

Kitty B'gosh - out!
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Personal drivel - you are allowed to skip this.

I am a new gardener. Living in apartments most of my life I never had the opportunity to do real gardening. When we moved into our first house it had flowers but I sort of ignored them.

When we built our house in Columbus I had a clean slate, not even grass. It's like I became a farmer of something. I watched the new grass grow and felt the need to get my hands dirty, I felt the need to take some dirt and taste it (I saw that in a movie once - yuch! why did I do that!).

Then I planted a small garden around the mail box. A few weeks later I made a corner in the back yard into a larger size garden and THEN late in the summer I started on my grand project - a 10x14 raised butterfly garden. Along the way we planted rose bushes and, burning bush's and Autumn Blaze Maple, two clumps of Heritage River Birch and a Don Wyman Flowering Crab.

So now I'm looking at the flower catalogs and getting pumped because I think spring is FINALLY arrived.

Anybody have a Sweet Autumn Clematis?? Do you like it? We're thinking of growing one starting at the base of our deck.

OK - I won't want ot have this blog like yesterdays that went on and on and on.

Rod

61 comments:

  1. Hey,
    I think the first picture looks more like David Wenham to me, but I can't be sure. I don't know who took the pics, but they are pretty great!

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  2. Yes, that first pic is definitely David Wenham.

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  3. Those young dudes all look the same to me!!

    OBVIOUSLY it's David Wenham because I'm sure Johnny would not complain!

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  4. Rod,
    I don't have Sweet Autumn Clematis, but we do have 4-5 other clematis around our yard, and they are all amazing. Tons of blooms-that last all summer. Just make sure when you plant it that the roots have some shade(I've read of planting hostas at the base.) They need to be kept cool. They also need lots of water initially. I have had a few die on me at the beginning-but once they're established they're pretty easy to maintain. I love gardening-and I'm so excited for Spring-some of my tulips and daffodils are popping through-I love all the color! Having all the PE people back in time for all the grass to green and the Redbud's to bloom- our town will look much prettier and more alive when they all return. And it will be warmer!!!

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  5. Oh, Rod! I can not believe! At last you have placed in your blog a photo of David Wenham from shootings! Though, I think, you have taken him for Johnny. David levels at Mann with his tommy-gun in the first photo. I think, David has reason for anger. His character has suffered from the hands of script writers, as I understand.
    I already have it, but it is so pleasant to see this pic here. Huge thanks!!!

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  6. Could you pass on a suggestion to Nancy O, that maybe some of the money earned from PE should be put back into infrastrcture namely, the auditorium.
    Yes the news of Billy Crudup first posted by me on imdb 25th March, then here on 26th, was confirmed by Variety. I will reveal that I have a 'Deep Throat' attached to the Public Enemies production. I will not reveal this source until after the production if my source agrees. You will be pleasantly surprised. believe you me this all Fell into my hands with little doing fro me. What you say I live so far away? Ahh the wonders of the www.

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  7. I wonder how many people understand the "Deep Throat" remark.

    A guy on the bowling team was sucking a lollypop last night and I said "who are you Kojak??" and got a blank stair.

    Viola - you get credit!!!! I'll change my blog :-)

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  8. The historical references may fall on deaf ears with the younger set. During the summer we get the high school kids in droves here at work and it is fun to see what they know (or don't know) about history. Last summer we discovered from our high schoolers that Ronald Regan was President during WWII. It was frightening to say the least. :)

    On a side note... were any of suprised when Deep Throat finally came out of the shadows? Perhaps because so many years had went by but he just wasn't I invisioned Depp Throat to be.

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  9. hey I know who Kojak and deep throat are!:)

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  10. Dude, you understand that you will need permission of all the people which you are using pictures of in your book, i ran into this with one of my books and took a lot of stuff out. The exact words in my contract weren't so much permission, such as that which you need for other stuff, but that you have to assume all the liability of using each persons image.
    Now, my solution i'm still currently using is to stay with pics of the guys cars and buildings and streets, etc. Pre approve with the City of Columbus even just to use THEIR story in your book.
    Johnny Depp and Michael Mann is WAY OUT OF MY LEAGUE. I suppose Universal will just say OK, but it is possibly just a matter of NOT using the shot where Johnny Depp is pointing the maching gun at Michael Mann. You may be OK if you stay clear of shots that could "degrade" somebody.
    Note that Dawn the other blogspot person also got a book contract and she will probably be glad to help you:

    http://www.mom2my6pack.blogspot.com/

    She has a very nice blog with an interesting story!
    Good Luck with this project, Rod!!!

    Moviestar

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  11. As far as permission.

    1. I have send emails to the Universal Publicist with these questions but have gotten no response.

    2. If there IS a problem - No money is being made on this project so it is not unlike me handing photos to friends - do I need permission for that?

    3. I'm being very careful not to include photos of actual filming.

    4. It's a work in progress with perhaps 1% complete if that! LOL

    Thanks

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  12. Kolokshanka, I think I might have some photos of David Wenham too. They aren't close up but I do believe I have found some in my collection.

    Speaking of pics, Rod, did those that I send you make it ok or did you need me to send them another way?

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  13. Rachel - ummmmmm - I think I got them OK - can't remember exactly - you can ALWAYS send them again to make sure but I think I have them at home.

    Anonymous - I am hoping that since this is a book not for mass market but more for insiders they will let any problems pass. No one has returned my emails yet so I'm crossing my fingers.

    Being a photographer I do understand - maybe I'll have them "autograph" my model release forms LOL

    I'm just going to plow ahead. Nothing will be printed before the movie is released.

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  14. I sent them through Picasa so I wasn't sure if it would go through ok or be problematic to you. But just let me know. We have until December :)

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  15. Oh, Rachel!
    I shall be your debtor!!! It will be very much nice of you to share these photos. All fans of David from all countries wait for them!

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  16. I also forgot to mention about Little Bohemia yesterday they are bringing in period slot machines also to put in the bar!

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  17. lol Rachel I liked your ref. to 'depp'throat. Maybe I'll call my source Strept Throat. 'Oh, no it's Bette Midleeeerrr" Sorry the Simpsons ref. is playing in my head.
    Can't wait for pics of Bale, blonde or brunette?
    There are a 100 roles in PE. I had a thought about the fleet of vintage cars. Do you think they have the one set and they just go around and round on each location?

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  18. Viola, have you got the script? If it's so, what about women in it? I mean girlfriends of guys. I really wonder if they will be in film.

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  19. Kolokshanka,

    I will post a link for you to them later this evening :)

    Have a great day!

    Rachel

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  20. Hey Rod, very cool, this is the first day you made my Google Alerts! maybe because Depp was in your title? who knows...

    Rachel I loved the Depp throat remark, was it a typo or did you intend it? too funny...

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  21. Sorry, I don't have a copy of the script, those who have aren't really giving much away, probably illegal. The actress who is playing Anna Sage should be revealed soon. Maybe someone like Susan Sarandon, Lina Olin, Bette Midler,
    Juliet Binoche or Natassja Kinski.

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  22. all joking aside, I think Bette Midler would be great in this time period. Ana Sage would be a good role for her...

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  23. good news...i may be around to see filming in Oshkosh and parts beyond..bad news...its because ATA airlines filed chapter 11 and canceled all flights so our flights to Hawaii have been canceled...yippie!
    oh and having to do with yesterdays discussion about translating stuff into English...this website is pretty funny!
    http://www.engrish.com/

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  24. When I first saw the pictures of Johnny (or whoever it is) with the gun, I thought of the scene from 'A Christmas Story' when Ralphie is in his dream sequence with his BB Gun defending his family for some strange reason :) I love that movie..

    That would be awesome if it'd come out around Christmas! Last year, Johnny fans had 'Sweeney' and this year possibly PE? Absolutely fantastic..it made my day because I am sick with that stupid head cold/sinus thing and I was supossed to go to Aurora with my friend on Sunday if they're filming and now it looks like it won't happen because the doctor said I wouldn't be better until Monday or Tuesday :(

    -Kristen

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  25. Speaking of Aurora, does anyone know if they have started to fix up the outside of the Paramount to look like the Biograph? It doesn't say much on the website for the paramount, but they are having some sort of $150 per plate fundraiser on April 5th (friday) to benefit kids and theater or something like that. That seems like something right up Johnny's alley so to speak! HA HA!

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  26. Hello,
    You can check out my earthquake blog at blogspot, and I also have a MySpace that I keep very up to date with like around 500 friends mostly West Coast folks. At both MySpace and YouTube, I am username "earthquakealert" all one word.
    I referenced book stuff earlier today and signed it Moviestar. Although I see I am "annonymous", sorry! While I might know you from Columbus and viewing, we can discuss that later.
    Again, Good Luck with that book, Rod!!!

    Moviestar/EQ Guy

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  27. I am really getting nervous about planning my trip to Oshkosh. Along with a bunch of folks--I sure wish I knew the dates. I'm beginning to wonder if the journey is going to be possible. I still have some hope,but I really need to book a flight. Seats are filling fast in the planes headed North from Nashville.If I knew of just one day filming for certain I would proceed as planned,but as of now..who knows? So I am impatiently waiting. :o(

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  28. I have heard from a bird that some shop owners are being paid for closing the 16,17 and 18th.

    But that seems like a long time from now!

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  29. Can someone tell me where they are going to be filming next week?

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  30. I just now got off the phone with my ex sister-in-law who lives in Burlingtom WI. It's all set for me to come stay with her and we will drive to Oshkosh. I'll try to fly to Milwaukee or Rockford and she can pick me up at the airport. Chicago would be half the price,but she refuses to go there!
    So--I reckon we will take our chances for the 17th.

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  31. Aw man, no way. I was counting on Oshkosh being next week. *siiiiiiiigh*

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  32. Here is the chat I mentioned yesterday, with a PE extra, from the Oshkosh Northwestern newspaper...

    http://tinyurl.com/24ln76

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  33. More Chicago pics, some very good, night and day. Some shots of hte apt building they are using for JD's g/f (Billie or Polly not sure?)

    http://tinyurl.com/34wqq4

    Here is some video on you tube of night shooting from high above same location, pretty cool

    http://tinyurl.com/2spy7x

    (There are some video's here I hadn't seen before and one a clip of one of Marion Cotillard's movies, which is quite funny)

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  34. ty - loved the Engrish site... LOL brings back lots of memories of time spent in Japan = )

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  35. Debsmad,
    That chat is just too cool! Glad you shared it.

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  37. Kolokshanka, I hope this works :)

    http://tinyurl.com/367bs8

    http://tinyurl.com/37t28e

    http://tinyurl.com/35dx55

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  38. Rod and PE blog groupies!
    Great hearing more PE news. Hilarious "deppthroat" comments. Thanks for the continuing saga and info...can't believe they would finish by Christmas 08? post production usually takes a long time. Greatly enjoying reading Burroughs books-very funny that Dillinger and gang stole weapons from Police Stations (held them up for more guns-astounding) Can't wait for more Columbus filming dates-this movie will be awesome!!!
    Keep up the good work. Also shout out to TY for the scoop on Little Bohemia.

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  39. I'm glad you guys caught the "depp throat" line. I think that is what we should call viola's source :)

    I am giddy thinking about going back to Columbus. Such good times.

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  40. Was picking some things up at the grocery store on my way home from work & as i was checking out saw one of the gossip mags with JD's pic on it. Opened it up and it is claiming that he & Vanessa are going to get married supposedly on June 14th!! Don't know if it true but it was nice to hear that. They seem so committed to eachother anf they sure have darling kiddies! Anyone else hear or see anything about this?

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  41. That old wedding rumor pops up a couple of times a year. Last year it was supposed to be late spring or summer and then it was supposed to be in the fall. And it was something just like it the year before.

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  42. Just read on IMDB thread 'Cast Updated'that Anna Sage will be played by Branca Katic.
    Still laughing over Wenham/Mann pic. He looks like a silent movie villain, can you hear the villain music?

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  43. I wish I could get into the Vanessa forum - we get a lot of hits from one of her forums.

    On a side note - good stuff coming tomorrow from Chicago.

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  44. Rod your friend Bolger is playing Martin Zarkovich, the crooked E. Chicago cop who set up Anna Sage with the FBI.

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  45. cool - thank Viola

    BTW - I've started to upload some personal photos to my new flikr account.

    http://tinyurl.com/24npsd

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  46. Saw in the Daily Citizen that P.E. will be filming in Beaver Dam on April 29th. Also heard that they will be in Columbus around that same date. Makes sense since they are so close to one another!?

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  47. Maybe they are going to fit in Little Bo between Oshkosh and Beaver Dam/Columbus. 18-28th.
    then there's the Milwaukee (Racine robbery) and the Madison scenes.(Hoover scenes?)

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  48. I have a source at DOT that is saying there is discussion of shooting in Belleville. But at this time, they are unsure of whether or not it just scenery or actual shooting.

    She will find out soon whether or not road signs will be going down there, etc. I'll keep you posted.

    Viola, thanks for the update on our buddy JM Bolger. He told us he couldn't say who he was. He kept asking us if we thought he was a good or bad gangster. I kind of figured he was some sort of bad guy :)

    Here is a link to the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen article on filming

    http://www.wiscnews.com/bdc/news/279969

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  49. Yesterday's Daily Citizen had a small article inside saying that
    Columbus mayor announced that the film crews will be back on the 29th of April. Wonder if there will be two crews (one in Columbus and one in Beaver Dam) or if Beaver Dam's shoot will be a day before or after??

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  50. Sue, I posted a link to the article in post above yours :)

    I don't know what they have planned yet. Things keep changing daily. I hope they do things seperate so we can check things out in both places :)

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  51. They announced the street closures and filming dates in Oshkosh last night. Looks like it starts April 10 and goes thru the following week.

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  52. Is it just me, or has anyone else put two and two together on the supposed release date? Late 2008 release = fresh in the minds for oscar nods in Spring 2009.

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  53. Nice article on Burroughs out of Crown Point (NWI) posted this am.

    http://tinyurl.com/4c4gee

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  54. OnewhoshallremainnamelessApril 4, 2008 at 8:01 AM

    Anonymous--I thought about that too about the earlier release date-with the Oscars and all! Wouldn't that be cool??

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  55. Rachel, many thanks for pics!!!

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  56. I seriously think that is the reason behind the pushed release date. If you look back over the years, it always seems like the Oscar nominated films are released at the end of the year. They can really work up the promos and buzz before voting takes place.

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  57. From today's Fond du Lac Reporter:

    http://www.fdlreporter.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage

    "Downtown Oshkosh is not the only location Universal Studios has decided to use for filming in Oshkosh.

    Experimental Aircraft Association spokesman Dick Knapinski confirmed the producers have a contract with EAA to use its 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airplane both on the ground and in flight. In addition, Knapinski said advance crews have already started to make changes to a hangar at Pioneer Airport, the 1930s-style grass landing strip and hangars that showcase some of EAA's collection of vintage aircraft from the first half of the 20th century."

    Now *that* will be fun to watch!!

    :)

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  58. kaylinne, very cool. That would be awesome to see.

    Kolokshanka, glad you got the photos :)

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  59. Wow I would love to see the old airplanes!! Now THAT I want to see!!

    Thank you Kaylinne!

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