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The Making of!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:35 pm
by bee
Yippieh, finally more info regarding the new series - here's the making of which will also be part of the upcoming DVD set! :thumbsup:

No interview with MK, we didn't expect that did we, but he looks great in the couple of short scenes that we see him in. Quite interesting to see more of Jill Green and some interesting insights about MK by Stewart Orme (the things the others have to say about him we have kind of heard before but it's always nice to hear them again of course). I think I like the new Adam...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fbk0tg1oTQ

Re: The Making of!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:13 pm
by Babba
bee wrote:Yippieh, finally more info regarding the new series - here's the making of which will also be part of the upcoming DVD set! :thumbsup:



Brilliant! Thanks for posting.

Interesting that Jill Green thinks MK is very like Foyle.

Beth

Re: The Making of!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:08 pm
by bellis
Great find, thank you, Bee!

Here's hoping there's a bit more chemistry between Sam and the new Adam which I thought was lacking with the old one.

Re: The Making of!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:23 pm
by amiga
Thanks, Bee.

It's his show.....Just think he could have said a few words.

Amiga

Re: The Making of!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:34 pm
by Lynnedean
Very interesting. I'm hoping to learn a lot about the immediate post-war period from the new series, Mr AHwz having done all the research for me.

Re the interviews, I have to say that I don't understand why Michael Kitchen has yet again not said even a few words in the DVD extra about about the character of Foyle or the making of FW. Seems to me you're being a touch too precious, Mr K, and the attitude disappoints.

~ Lynne

Re: The Making of!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:57 pm
by amiga
Lynnedean wrote:Very interesting. I'm hoping to learn a lot about the immediate post-war period from the new series, Mr AHwz having done all the research for me.

Re the interviews, I have to say that I don't understand why Michael Kitchen has yet again not said even a few words in the DVD extra about about the character of Foyle or the making of FW. Seems to me you're being a touch too precious, Mr K, and the attitude disappoints.

~ Lynne


I so agree, Lynne. Foyle will be completely different and I think it would have been nice to hear what MK thinks of the new Foyle. OK, I get he doesn't want to do personal interviews, but part of the job is to talk about your project. I don't think a few words would have killed him. Really disappointing.

Amiga

Re: The Making of!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:48 pm
by Wolesley
Yes, surely Honeysuckle would have held his hand to get him through a few words about his character's new challenges... :foyle4:
Or if he doesn't want to talk as himself, he could speak as Foyle being interviewed about his book on the history of the police in Hastings! :biggrin:

Oh well, a nice look behind the scenes! Thanks again, Bee!
I'll just go watch the FW theme guitar solo as a consolation!

Lesley

Re: The Making of!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:01 am
by foylefan
Thank you very much, Bee! MK was conspicuous with his absence; unfortunate. I'm very excited about Hilda Pierce being so much a part of the story. And I do like the new Adam--somehow he reminds me a bit of Christopher Timothy from All Creatures Great and Small. How exciting!

Re: The Making of!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:41 am
by Sunshine
Glad to finally see some clips!!! It's good to know that Foyle hasn't lost that dry sense of humor, and that Sam looks much better than those first pictures we saw last fall. Guess we'll see what kind of chemistry she has with the new Adam. (Is this going to get like the two Darrins on "Bewitched?" :lol: )

Would've loved to see a better Foyle-Sam clip, of course, with the humor that usually entails. :foylekiss: :samkiss:

Re: The Making of!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:14 pm
by bee
By the way, did anyone pay attention to the music at the beginning? Provided it is from the score of the new series, does it sound parker-ish to you? I think it does - but not at all sure. What do you think? :puzzled:

Re: The Making of!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:58 pm
by Lynnedean
It sounds very Parkerish, Bee - reminiscent of the theme of House of Cards, also by Mr P.

~ Lynne

Re: The Making of!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:02 pm
by jewell
Yay! Finally got to see this.

It would have been nice for a quick MK bit but I think (hope, is more like it) that he has done a full on interview for the DVD and they're holding that tidbit back until release to boost sales!

Fantasy-land, I'm sure.

Jewell

Re: The Making of!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:03 pm
by amiga
jewell wrote:Yay! Finally got to see this.
It would have been nice for a quick MK bit but I think (hope, is more like it) that he has done a full on interview for the DVD and they're holding that tidbit back until release to boost sales!
Fantasy-land, I'm sure.
Jewell


Keep dreaming, Jewel. AH's reply to comment on MK not being on DVD

@AnthonyHorowitz ............. He will not be moved.

Sorry MK didn't feel it was important enough to be part of it. Very disappointing

Amiga

Re: The Making of!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:15 pm
by jewell
amiga wrote:Keep dreaming, Jewel. AH's reply to comment on MK not being on DVD

@AnthonyHorowitz ............. He will not be moved.

Sorry MK didn't feel it was important enough to be part of it. Very disappointing

Amiga

Well, CRUD!

It certainly is too bad.

It begs the question, what moved him when he has granted interviews? And the ones I'm thinking of all were for other people's shows. This is his show.

Of course those interviews (Oliver Twist, The Last Contract, the newspaper where he talks briefly about his sons, etc.) were all many, many years ago now. Perhaps it's gotten more difficult for him.

Nevertheless, he's still The Man.

Jewell

Re: The Making of!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:37 pm
by amiga
I get that he doesn't want to do interviews. This would not be an interview by some unknown reporter. This would just be a short comment on the new role of Foyle. Just a few words, written beforehand, by someone else if he doesn't want to be bothered, to be part of HIS show DVD! No personal questions or answers required.

Yes, he is still The Man; but as you can tell, I'm feeling a little disappointed in him right now.

Amiga

Re: The Making of!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:46 pm
by Englishfan
amiga wrote: I'm feeling a little disappointed in him right now.

Amiga


Disappointed, to say the least.

Englishfan

Re: The Making of!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:19 am
by clpokorny
While it would be nice to hear something from Mr K, i really rather respect him for sticking to his guns, as it were. He has said in the rather more recent past that he doesn't do interviews -- perhaps he had a bad experience. And I understand that he wouldn't do one for his own show, because doing one sets a precedent -- it becomes a slippery slope at that point -- how then do you turn down one interview yet do another without making people upset? You simply cannot, so I respect him for being true to his convictions. perhaps he chooses to let his work speak for itself, would that many other entertainers would act similarily!
Peace,
Chris.

Re: The Making of!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:16 am
by Florrie
Maybe MK thought he had everything covered after his 2004 "interview" (more like a Q&A) for the Radio Times. :foyle4:

Re: The Making of!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:58 pm
by sylvia
MK did make some comments in the accompanying printed publicity for the very early FWs - but it did sound like getting blood from a stone! He must have something about not giving interviews written into his contract each time. Perhaps if he insists on this in all his work, that is why we don't see as much of him as the world deserves. Producers must want their stars to help publicise the programmes, so they select someone who co-operates.

Despite all this, we love you Mr K and are grateful for what we get.

Re: The Making of!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:46 pm
by Englishfan
sylvia wrote:Perhaps if he insists on this in all his work, that is why we don't see as much of him as the world deserves. Producers must want their stars to help publicise the programmes, so they select someone who co-operates.


I think you are right. Others in the industry show public gratitude and take risks with interviews.

The co-stars were generous to Mr. Kitchen and his abilities in the "Making of" piece. I would like to have heard him pay respect to their talents, too.

Surely he did that privately, but his co-stars were willing to honor him publicly. What an honor for them if he had shown public gratitude by someone they seem to respect.

I may decide to believe that he did the guitar video in gratitude for his opportunities on FW and to his co-stars.

Englishfan