Sep 08
2012

Over 100 additional pictures of Noomi’s appearance at this year’s Venice Film Festival, to celebrate the world-premiere of Brian De Palma’s “Passion”, have been added to the gallery. More information, reviews and videos can be found below.


The first reviews are coming in as well. De Palma a la Mod has a wonderful collection of reviews that give more insight on the film. A few excerpts are below, please beware of spoilers. The Hollywood Reporter‘s Neil Young calls Passion a “convoluted Euro-thriller” that “represents a disappointingly anaemic stab at a comeback from Brian De Palma.” Young suggests that while the star presence of Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace should garner distribution in the U.S., the film is likely headed for cult status. Regarding Karoline Herfurth’s character, Young writes, “the emergence of Dani in the picture’s second half ranks alongside the script’s few welcome surprises.” Young adds, “By this point, however, proceedings have taken a wayward turn down some unfortunate dead-end alleyways. A grisly murder, the ensuing police investigation – featuring some blundering but impeccably Anglophone cops – and the questionable mental state of a key character are cues for De Palma and his veteran Spanish cinematographer José Luis Alcaine to unleash all manner of distorted lighting-effects and camera-angles.” Screen Daily‘s Lee Marshall feels that “De Palma glues together what feel like two different films in the remake [of Love Crime]: a female rivalry drama-thriller, and a murder mystery. And although the exercise carries an undertow of tongue-in-cheek pastiche, this is so inconsistently applied that if feels like an escape clause.” Marshall appreciates Donaggio’s score, “with its nods at seventies and eighties Italo genre fare,” but is unimpressed with the split-screen sequence, calling it “a waste of the technique, as there is little dramatic or thematic connection between what we see on each side of the split.” Marshall also writes that some of the dialogue provoked bursts of laughter during the press screening.

Additionally, two clips from the festival have been added to the video archive – the press conference (a compilation of about 15 minutes) and the premiere for the film. Regarding the press conference, please be aware of spoilers as well.

Aug 23
2012

A first teaser trailer for Brian De Palma’s “Passion” has been launched by the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film will be shown in competition this year. Although it’s a rather brief look at the film, it’s very exciting and mysterious, especially concerning the characters that Noomi and Rachel McAdams play. The trailer can be watched in the video archive. HD screencaptures have been added to the gallery.

Aug 15
2012

With the screencaptures for “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” being added (see previous update), I’ve worked on re-organizing the related clips in the video archive. There are three new scenes from the film, compilation videos of three promotional interviews as well as newly added television reports on the film’s release, by Access Hollywood and Entertainment Tonight, featuring interviews with Noomi. Enjoy the new clips.


Jul 01
2012

I have added three new video clips to the archive – two compilations of press junket interviews with Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender, promoting the US release of “Prometheus” and one interview via satellite on NBC Los Angeles. Together, that’s half an hour of new interviews! Enjoy the clips!

Jun 10
2012

On June 08, 2012, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender appeared on “Charlie Rose” to promote the US release of “Prometheus”. This is an insightful and very funny half-hour interview. The complete segment can be watched in two parts in the video archive. Many thanks to Saul for the heads-up and to w0utube for the original video. HD screencaptures have been added to the gallery as well.

Jun 09
2012

The British Film Four has aired a fantastic special on “Prometheus”, featuring interviews with Ridley Scott and the cast of the film. The complete featurette can be watched in the video archive.

Jun 07
2012

On June 05, Noomi has attended the Late Show with David Letterman to promote the US release of “Prometheus”. Besides the film, they also talked about Noomi’s upbringing in Iceland and the original “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. The full interview can be watched in the video archive. HD screencaptures have been added to the gallery as well.

Jun 05
2012

This morning, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender have attended the Today Show to promote the US release of “Prometheus”. Their appearance can be watched in the video archive. Also, don’t miss Noomi’s appearance tonight on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Jun 04
2012

New promotional videos for “Prometheus” have been added to the video archive – a compilation of press interviews by Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender in the UK to promote the theatrical release, the Channel4 “Prometheus: T4 Movie Special” with interviews from the red carpet and the press junket as well as two television reports from BBC News and Expressen on the London premiere.

May 31
2012

Lots of new video clips for “Prometheus” and its promotion have been added to the video archive – there are three official clips from the film featuring Noomi, a lengthy b-roll, two new interviews to promote the film, a segment from Entertainment Tonight, a brand new featurette with focus on Noomi’s character and – last but not least – a fantastic discussion panel with Yahoo! Movies, Ridley Scott and the cast of “Prometheus”. Enjoy the new clips – and check back later for coverage of today’s London premiere.