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  • Tank Museum reflects on brush with Brad Pitt as Fury gets set for London Film Festival

    Sep 30 • by Admin • Comments Off on Tank Museum reflects on brush with Brad Pitt as Fury gets set for London Film FestivalFilms, Fury

    From Culture 24: “David Ayer, the Director of new Brad Pitt film Fury, says the cast’s return to England will be a “homecoming” after borrowing blockbuster tanks from a much-loved museum.

    When Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf re-enact the heroics of a daring US Army tank crew during the final month of World War II in the forthcoming blockbuster Fury, theirs will also be the first contemporary film to use a genuine Tiger tank, loaned from the receptive Tank Museum in Dorset.

    Curators at the museum say writer-director David Ayer was determined to make the film “as historically accurate as possible” when he originally contacted the collection in Bovington, which welcomed Pitt and a few of his fellow cast members last month. They toured a display which includes the Tiger 131 tank loaned to the set for two weeks.

    In an unprecedented agreement, the museum also allowed its Sherman to act as the “hero” tank for the film, clashing with the Tiger in scenes portraying the Allies behind German lines at the end of the war.

    “We hear how well the British film industry is doing and, having seen those skills at work on the set, it was fantastic to realise that the collection here is part of that success,” said David Willey, the museum’s Curator, who saw the cast visit the ranges at Lulworth, where they witnessed modern British Army tanks in action.

    “With our unrivalled collection, our contacts and staff we were an obvious choice for the filmmakers to consult. After witnessing the care and attention that has gone in to making this war film, we really look forward to seeing the end results.”

    The film was shot in Oxfordshire late last year, when staff from the museum cared for the vehicles and stayed on set with a recovery tank in case of breakdowns.

    Pitt’s battle-hardened army sergeant, Wardaddy, commands a Sherman and her five-man crew on a deadly mission in Ayer’s script, facing overwhelming odds against enemies who outnumber and outgun them.

    The actor’s previous film set in World War II, 2009’s Inglourious Basterds, grossed more than $321 million worldwide.

    The film will also close this year’s London Film Festival in a finale at Odeon Leicester Square in October which will offer fans an early chance to see it.

    “Rarely is a film so successful at balancing the human drama of war with such thrilling action sequences,” said Clare Stewart, the Director of the festival for the British Film Institute, calling Fury a “resounding cinematic achievement.”

    “We look forward to welcoming David Ayer and Brad Pitt to London as we draw the 58th festival to a monumental close.”

    Ayer said the closing night celebration would be “a great honour”.

    “It’s a true pleasure to be returning to England, where we shot the film,” he reflected.

    “The fields of Oxfordshire and Bovingdon Airfield in Hertfordshire were our home for 12 weeks last year, so it’s something of a homecoming for us to present the movie at its European premiere.””

    Brad & Angelina’s wedding photos in People and Hello! magazines

    Sep 2 • by Admin • Comments Off on Brad & Angelina’s wedding photos in People and Hello! magazinesUncategorized

    Photos of Brad and Angelina’s wedding are featured in this week’s issues of People magazine and Hello! magazine.

    From People: “When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie went about planning their big day, they didn’t have to look far to find the perfect wedding planners: their six children.

    The intimate Aug. 23 ceremony – attended by just 20 friends and family members – was held in the chapel of Château Miraval, the family’s estate in the French village of Correns. The wedding – including exclusive photos of the ceremony, Jolie’s unique dress (decorated with her children’s artwork!) and the entire family’s celebration – is featured in this week’s issue of PEOPLE, in conjunction with Hello! magazine internationally.

    Each child had a key role to play: Eldest sons Maddox, 13, and Pax, 10, walked their mom down the aisle; flower girls Zahara, 9, and Vivienne, 6, tossed petals gathered from the garden; and Shiloh, 8, and Knox, 6, served as ring bearers. The kids also helped write their parents’ vows. And Pax baked the cake!

    “It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter,” Pitt, 50, and Jolie, 39, tell PEOPLE. “It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family.”

    Even Jolie’s dress was an expression of her kids’ creativity: Luigi Massi, the master tailor at Atelier Versace, sewed dozens of designs from her children’s drawings into the dress and veil.

    “Luigi is like family to me and I couldn’t imagine anyone else making this dress,” says Jolie. “He knows and cares for the children and it was great fun putting it together.”

    Pitt wore a suit from his closet – with a tie borrowed from one of his sons because Pitt forgot to pack his. Zahara’s dress was designed by family friend Adama Kebe. Maddox, Pax, Shiloh, and Knox wore black suits (Shiloh’s included shorts and a top hat), and Vivienne wore a white dress from her closet. Jeweler Robert Procop, who designed Jolie’s engagement ring, created the couple’s wedding bands.”

    People magazine is on sale from tomorrow and Hello! magazine is in stores in the UK from today.

    Martin Scorsese to direct short film to promote James packer’s resorts, starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro

    Sep 2 • by Admin • Comments Off on Martin Scorsese to direct short film to promote James packer’s resorts, starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De NiroFilms

    From The Daily Telegraph: “Newlywed Brad Pitt has put his honeymoon on hold to star in a Martin Scorsese short film to promote James Packer’s global resorts and casinos.

    Not wasting any time after his low-key marriage to Angelina Jolie in France last week, the 50-year-old superstar was on the set of his latest project in New York City yesterday.

    The Ocean’s Eleven star is joined by two other Hollywood heavyweights, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio.

    Mr Packer and Lawrence Ho are executive producers of the short film, which will premiere next year at the opening of their newest Melco Crown’s movie-themed resort, Studio City in Macau.

    Mr Packer’s movie-making partner in RatPac Entertainment, Brett Ratner is producing the film.

    He successfully backed box office smashes Gravity and The Lego Movie.”

    Fury photo call at The Tank Museum in Dorset

    Sep 2 • by Admin • Comments Off on Fury photo call at The Tank Museum in DorsetFilms, Fury, Photo Gallery

    Photos of Brad at the Fury photo call at The Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset on the 28th August have been added to the gallery.

    Public Appearances > 2014 > Fury photo call – 28th August 2014 – The Tank Museum in Bovington, England