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Re: Across The Lake

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:16 pm
by Mike Bull
Renegadenemo wrote:I've heard a few people say how spookily Anthony Hopkins captured Donald's character.
Must be why they've made a statue of him! :lol:

Must certainly have been spooky for the likes of Robbie, seeing someone playing his younger self and what have you.

Re: Across The Lake

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:12 pm
by Excelsior2007
Anthony Hopkins certainly looked the part. From what I have seen of Across the Lake, I think he's got Donald's mannerism down perfectly.

Re: Across The Lake

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:33 pm
by Terminator
When Gina attended the Premier of "Across The Lake" she once told me it was very spooky indeed! Sitting next to Anthony Hopkins at the dinner table was just as if her Father was there, He really captured Her Fathers mannerisms etc. A great actor pity we can't get the film released on D.V.D but you never know once the word gets out that the real deal K7 is coming home :D

Novie
"I'll Be back"

Re: Across The Lake

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:17 am
by Terminator
Just had a word with a local and apparently the Villagers at that time where very excited at the film being made and having famous stars coming to town. Not to mention the extra revenue it fetched into the village for the business's.

Novie
I'll Be back

Re: Across The Lake

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:40 am
by ace_chris
I remember speaking to Anthony 'Robbie' Robinson about his role in the film. He said at times it got a bit confusing with the cast because every time the Director yelled out 'Anthony!' no one was quite sure if it was Anthony Hopkins, Anthony Robinson, or the guy playing Anthony Robinson in the film! Chris

Re: Across The Lake

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:39 am
by tas
Due to the unique way the bbc is funded...

Wonder if its worth harrassing the beeb - let them know they're potentially missing a trick? I'm sure across the lake would sell well in the museum when K7 is finished.

Re: Across The Lake

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:48 am
by Mike Bull
I believe it's a rights issue, and is not solely down to the BBC.

Re: Across The Lake

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:28 am
by ace_chris
Mike Bull wrote:I believe it's a rights issue, and is not solely down to the BBC.
I think the Canadian broadcasting corporation were involved in the making/funding of ATL, and its either something to do with them, or the Canadian footage used in the film...? The other film that would be worth re-releasing would be 'Speed King'. Chris

Re: Across The Lake

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:34 am
by Pegasus
The village certainly appeared to welcome the film being made and many of the shops carried displays of Campbell memorabilia at the time. I certainly believe Hopkins was the right man to play DC and he seemed genuinely interested in the man and his achievements. He always came across as relaxed on set and would often doze sat in the cockpit of K7 between takes. I only saw him agitated once and that was with the press who were carrying a story at the time of him being stalked by a crazed fan, he didn't want any more of this "crap" reported! He was keen to pilot the replica, though I don't know if he was ever allowed to in the end. Undoubtably there were a number of inaccuracies with the replica and the starboard sponson in particular was far from watertight but overall it served it's purpose and the film in general generated fresh interest in the Campbell story which can only be a good thing.

Phil

Re: Across The Lake

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:54 pm
by turbocox
:idea: Someone get James Cameron on the phone, to make a big buget blockbuster life story of the Campbells and their achivements :shock:










Just an idea :mrgreen: