10 Mar - Duplicity Premiere

March 10th, 2009.

Today was premiere number three of the ten scheduled for the month of March. Tomorrow there's another one... which I may need to give a miss as I have a concert I'm going to. And that's the first time in my life I've had that happen to me. (Then again, maybe I could briefly swing by Leicester Square before that...?)


Sunglasses. All I see are sunglasses. Is it enough to convince me to watch the movie, though?

Sunglasses. All I see are sunglasses. Is it enough to convince me to watch the movie, though?

"Tom, I'm standing here in Leicester Square for tonight's premiere. Julia Roberts may attend. Clive Owen may attend. The dude with the Pentax is almost certainly going to be here. But everyone's wondering : Where is Yellow Cap Guy?"

"Tom, I'm standing here in Leicester Square for tonight's premiere. Julia Roberts may attend. Clive Owen may attend. The dude with the Pentax is almost certainly going to be here. But everyone's wondering : Where is Yellow Cap Guy?"

"OMG! OMG! It's! It's! Wait... there's not even a car here yet, why are we going nuts already?" Today's premiere was a bit weirder than most. And, possibly coincidentally, there were more Germans around...

"OMG! OMG! It's! It's! Wait... there's not even a car here yet, why are we going nuts already?" Today's premiere was a bit weirder than most. And, possibly coincidentally, there were more Germans around...

"And you're positive this thing won't suck out my soul?" Tony Gilroy directed this film. Interestingly, I'd never heard of him as he'd only directed one movie prior to this one. He was Oscar nominated for it, and writing its screenplay. He also adapted the three Bourne films and Armageddon. Most impressive.

"And you're positive this thing won't suck out my soul?" Tony Gilroy directed this film. Interestingly, I'd never heard of him as he'd only directed one movie prior to this one. He was Oscar nominated for it, and writing its screenplay. He also adapted the three Bourne films and Armageddon. Most impressive.

"My relationship to Tony Gilroy? I'm the guy who walks in front of him. Official-like". It's a living, I presume..

"My relationship to Tony Gilroy? I'm the guy who walks in front of him. Official-like". It's a living, I presume..

"Seriously, guys? I'm just here for the steak". Actor Clive Owen arrives (insert "eeeee!!!!" here if you're female)

"Seriously, guys? I'm just here for the steak". Actor Clive Owen arrives (insert "eeeee!!!!" here if you're female)

"I don't know why 'King Arthur' didn't do that well at the box office. I mean, Keira Knightley was painted blue for much of it and Hans Zimmer's score is brilliant. Sin City was cool, though." Clive Owen is being asked some pretty tough questions. You adjust that tie, sir!

"I don't know why 'King Arthur' didn't do that well at the box office. I mean, Keira Knightley was painted blue for much of it and Hans Zimmer's score is brilliant. Sin City was cool, though." Clive Owen is being asked some pretty tough questions. You adjust that tie, sir!

Clive Owen got an Oscar nomination for his performance in the film 'Closer', so arguably he has earned the right to swagger somewhat.

Clive Owen got an Oscar nomination for his performance in the film 'Closer', so arguably he has earned the right to swagger somewhat.

"Keep swaggering over yonder, Sir".

"Keep swaggering over yonder, Sir".

"Guys! Pizza Dude's almost here - who's got change??". Well.. i was kind of waiting for Julia Roberts, but I'll chip in for a decent Pepperoni Supreme.

"Guys! Pizza Dude's almost here - who's got change??". Well.. i was kind of waiting for Julia Roberts, but I'll chip in for a decent Pepperoni Supreme.

This... is not Julia Roberts. And thanks to my "Blurry, Therefore Art" stylings in low light, I don't know who else it might (or might not) be. Sorry about that.

This... is not Julia Roberts. And thanks to my "Blurry, Therefore Art" stylings in low light, I don't know who else it might (or might not) be. Sorry about that.

Julia Roberts! She won an Oscar (and pretty much every other award imaginable outside of 'best new soul artist' and 'best reality competition') for her performance in Erin Brokovich. I didn't know she was also nominated for best actress for Pretty Woman. But she was.

Julia Roberts! She won an Oscar (and pretty much every other award imaginable outside of 'best new soul artist' and 'best reality competition') for her performance in Erin Brokovich. I didn't know she was also nominated for best actress for Pretty Woman. But she was.

Julia Roberts sez : "I'm not actually psychic but I feel there's a guy about 5 metres behind you who would kill you for putting your index finger right there for this shot"   (Damn straight.)

Julia Roberts sez : "I'm not actually psychic but I feel there's a guy about 5 metres behind you who would kill you for putting your index finger right there for this shot"   (Damn straight.)

"The Pelican Brief? Wow... not even I remember that film"

"The Pelican Brief? Wow... not even I remember that film"

Clive Owen poses for disembodied hands holding cameras, in a photo I call "Diligence"

Clive Owen poses for disembodied hands holding cameras, in a photo I call "Diligence"

'Yes, it's true. For Oceans 12 my character utilised her striking similarity to ME to assist in the heist. As a consequence I stayed in character for six months to get to know myself better and billed the studio. What.... you wouldn't??"

'Yes, it's true. For Oceans 12 my character utilised her striking similarity to ME to assist in the heist. As a consequence I stayed in character for six months to get to know myself better and billed the studio. What.... you wouldn't??"

Not too shabby a premiere given I was fairly crushed, had limited field of vision, and was told by the head of security himself that I was not to use The Stool as I was in a public area (?que?) pen. Obviously I complied, and fortunately my photos were still okay.

Next up... not sure. There's a premiere tomorrow but I'm double booked. No matter, there are another two scheduled for next week and an improbable FOUR the week after that! Not all big... I hope!

Until next time!

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