Posts tagged lovely
Posts tagged lovely
3 MQ Photos from tonight’s Berlin The Hobbit Premiere
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LA Premiere of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ #BenedictCumberbatch
Added #3 photo that I don’t think I’d posted before http://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/news/2013/HR-Awards-2013-call-for-nominations.php)
This part kills me. Because it’s such a genuine smile. It’s the smile of a man who’s never had a friend before and who has just run across London on foot with one of the only people he’s ever met who just…accepted him for who he is from the beginning. And he’s “proving a point,” here, having John answer the door to retrieve his forgotten cane, but the smile isn’t a “ha!” smile, or an “I told you I’m right” smile. It’s a sweet smile. It’s unguarded. He likes John, and he knows there’s something different about him. Already. Their first night as flatmates.
My favorite smiles of them.
At long last, the first part of the 2 parts I recorded at last night’s Britannia Awards. Sadly, I didn’t get any of Alice Eve’s lovely speech because I wanted to rest my arm & save room on the iPhone memory for Ben, since he’s quite the speech giver. But this also includes the video package that was done for him featuring Hugh Bonneville, Paul McGuigan, Gary Oldman, Zoe Saldana…all saying lovely things about Benedict while also teasing him mercilessly. But, as was seen in his acceptance speech, he’s so graceful & so humble…Alice actually mentions that he sees the world with such a childlike naievete and he really does…and sometimes that leads him into believing that he needed to wear dots of neutron cream all about his face. (Yep she brought that up & God love him, he laughed his ass off & turned bright red before he saw he was on camera & ducked his head down!)
ANYWAY!! Enjoy what one lovely man has to say about OUR lovely man. Here’s Chiwetel Ejiofor’s presentation of Benedict’s Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.
Alexander Siloti transcribed this prelude by Bach for the piano - it has been described as “perhaps Siloti’s most tender and perfect” transcription. Fair point :) This is my performance of it but do YouTube Emil Gilels playing it if you want to hear the master!
This piece is heard during Little Favour and can be downloaded from James Rhodes’ page on Soundcloud
Benedict Cumberbatch photograph for Los Angeles Times