31 Oct - The 'In Time' Premiere (feat. Justin Timberlake)

October 31st, 2011.

As anyone who knows what car I own (and what my collection of winter beanies looks like) will tell you, I am a man of style and class. And insofar as the movie ‘*IN TIME*” goes, it looks to be one of the more stylish, classy and possibly clever sci-fi films to come along in a little while. Plus I've always wanted to collaborate with Justin Timberlake on a project (willingly or not, obliviously on his part or not....)

And they had a premiere! Here's how it went down:

Justin Timberlake is the reason for all the screaming you are hearing (or are going to hear, once he shows up - and he hasn't yet, I'm just not burying the lead in this journal). Either that, or Saoirse Ronan’s fanclub is a lot bigger than expected... she'll be showing up later.

Justin Timberlake is the reason for all the screaming you are hearing (or are going to hear, once he shows up - and he hasn't yet, I'm just not burying the lead in this journal). Either that, or Saoirse Ronan’s fanclub is a lot bigger than expected... she'll be showing up later.

Lady on right : ".... wondering whether putting ”is about to proposition Justin Timberlake” on Facebook profile might jinx it"

Lady on right : ".... wondering whether putting ”is about to proposition Justin Timberlake” on Facebook profile might jinx it"

Right now it's still quiet, but soon enough it will feature garish neon lighting, powerful speakers blasting Kasabian at top volume and security barriers ordinarily reserved for Occupy Wall Street riots. I’d love to know what the Saudi Embassy across the road are going to make of it

Right now it's still quiet, but soon enough it will feature garish neon lighting, powerful speakers blasting Kasabian at top volume and security barriers ordinarily reserved for Occupy Wall Street riots. I’d love to know what the Saudi Embassy across the road are going to make of it

Man in photo : ....wondering whether putting ”is about to proposition Justin Timberlake” on his MySpace profile might jinx it.

Man in photo : ....wondering whether putting ”is about to proposition Justin Timberlake” on his MySpace profile might jinx it.

Better lit than most premieres at the Curzon Mayfair, and complete with dry ice machine (not shown)... it's guaranteed to confuse all but the most agile autofocus systems. (Mine : sluggish. Sorry, Pentax. I know you're trying your best. So am I. We'll get there...)

Better lit than most premieres at the Curzon Mayfair, and complete with dry ice machine (not shown)... it's guaranteed to confuse all but the most agile autofocus systems. (Mine : sluggish. Sorry, Pentax. I know you're trying your best. So am I. We'll get there...)

AMGAAAAHHHHH!!!! It’s Justin Timberlake!!!! Kind of ridiculously the only thing I could have asked him to sign (had I been inclined to ask) was either my camera or its 70-200 f2.8 Tamron lens. Yeah…. I’m a fan, but not that much of a fan.

AMGAAAAHHHHH!!!! It’s Justin Timberlake!!!! Kind of ridiculously the only thing I could have asked him to sign (had I been inclined to ask) was either my camera or its 70-200 f2.8 Tamron lens. Yeah…. I’m a fan, but not that much of a fan.

Amanda Seyfried was in “Mean Girls” and in (and at the premiere for) ‘Chloe'... and wears really really short shorts (not pictured) (yet) and thinks carefully before signing ANYTHING.

Amanda Seyfried was in “Mean Girls” and in (and at the premiere for) ‘Chloe'... and wears really really short shorts (not pictured) (yet) and thinks carefully before signing ANYTHING.

It’s the only way I can think of make short shorts like this look classy. I…. you know, try.

It’s the only way I can think of make short shorts like this look classy. I…. you know, try.

“Miss Seyfried! That guy over there took a photo of your shorts. And not like the dozens of Paparazzi you were posing for, but, like, CLASSY”. I... you know... try.

Miss Seyfried! That guy over there took a photo of your shorts. And not like the dozens of Paparazzi you were posing for, but, like, CLASSY”. I... you know... try.

In other news,... uh.... it’s the 31st October and the weather IS unseasonably mild over here.

In other news,... uh.... it’s the 31st October and the weather IS unseasonably mild over here.

Will be coming over with the $5 he owes me, shortly, I hope.

Will be coming over with the $5 he owes me, shortly, I hope.

oh, how quickly that eye-contact is lost...

oh, how quickly that eye-contact is lost...

Cilian Murphy might look familiar : he played ‘Scarecrow’ in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, and also the heir who stood to inherit his father’s empire in Chris Nolan’s INCEPTION.

Cilian Murphy might look familiar : he played ‘Scarecrow’ in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, and also the heir who stood to inherit his father’s empire in Chris Nolan’s INCEPTION.

”No, I have no problem writing “I think you’re a F--king Psycho, signed Dr Crane” if you want me to” says Cilian Murphy, who could well be frequently asked to pen psychiatric testimonies after his role as Arkham Asylum’s resident Dr Crane in Batman Begins.

”No, I have no problem writing “I think you’re a F--king Psycho, signed Dr Crane” if you want me to” says Cilian Murphy, who could well be frequently asked to pen psychiatric testimonies after his role as Arkham Asylum’s resident Dr Crane in Batman Begins.

About one in four shots at this premiere suffered from the interplay of dry ice and neon lighting. It makes for an interesting and creepy effect. (Just in case you think that shooting in low light without a flash at a crowded premiere from behind a barrier across a crowded red carpet involves a great deal of stars simply posing for me!)

About one in four shots at this premiere suffered from the interplay of dry ice and neon lighting. It makes for an interesting and creepy effect. (Just in case you think that shooting in low light without a flash at a crowded premiere from behind a barrier across a crowded red carpet involves a great deal of stars simply posing for me!)

"What if somebody else brought sexy back, but just didn't know it. Would that change the meaning of that song, JT?"

"What if somebody else brought sexy back, but just didn't know it. Would that change the meaning of that song, JT?"

This attendee is actress Rachel Roberts, who isn’t just director Andrew Niccol’s wife but was also in the irritatingly-named S1M0NE and also has a role in this film.

This attendee is actress Rachel Roberts, who isn’t just director Andrew Niccol’s wife but was also in the irritatingly-named S1M0NE and also has a role in this film.

Director Andrew Niccol wasn’t just born in New Zealand (!), he was also the writer and director of Gattaca (1997) and the writer of The Truman Show (1998), both of which were excellent

Director Andrew Niccol wasn’t just born in New Zealand (!), he was also the writer and director of Gattaca (1997) and the writer of The Truman Show (1998), both of which were excellent

It’s not just a picture of Justin Timberlake, it’s of his assistant (left) with what to my fevered and sleep deprived mind looks like an awesome baggy hat, despite really being the upper arm and elbow of a photographer.  (?)

It’s not just a picture of Justin Timberlake, it’s of his assistant (left) with what to my fevered and sleep deprived mind looks like an awesome baggy hat, despite really being the upper arm and elbow of a photographer.  (?)

Andrew Niccol’s next step is writing the screenplay adaptation of Stephanie (“Twilight”) Meyer’s “The Host”. Well.. that should stretch the limits of any competent and self-respecting director more than just a little.

Andrew Niccol’s next step is writing the screenplay adaptation of Stephanie (“Twilight”) Meyer’s “The Host”. Well.. that should stretch the limits of any competent and self-respecting director more than just a little.

"I know the lead character is a girl, but I'll keep you in mind. I promise". Don't do it Cillian, you're better than that! (Also, prospectively, don't direct it, Andrew : you're better than that!)

"I know the lead character is a girl, but I'll keep you in mind. I promise". Don't do it Cillian, you're better than that! (Also, prospectively, don't direct it, Andrew : you're better than that!)

” ‘… is excused from attending work for the next month on psychiatric grounds.’ How’s that? Cool.”

” ‘… is excused from attending work for the next month on psychiatric grounds.’ How’s that? Cool.”

A late arrival – Saoirse Ronan, last photographed at the premiere of Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones” . She was also nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar for ‘Atonement’.

A late arrival – Saoirse Ronan, last photographed at the premiere of Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones” . She was also nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar for ‘Atonement’.

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Saoirse Ronan is very pretty, but it possibly is worth asking why exactly she would be at this random premiere? I mean, she could have been lost, or a huge fan of Justin Timberlake, or attached to play the lead role in the adaptation of Stephanie Meyers’ “The Host”. For (random) example... (Me, 2014, having just checked imdb : Guess what? she ended up playing the lead role in 'The Host')

Saoirse Ronan is very pretty, but it possibly is worth asking why exactly she would be at this random premiere? I mean, she could have been lost, or a huge fan of Justin Timberlake, or attached to play the lead role in the adaptation of Stephanie Meyers’ “The Host”. For (random) example...
(Me, 2014, having just checked imdb : Guess what? she ended up playing the lead role in 'The Host')

Finally, I don't know who this is. I like the scarf she's wearing, but she looks upset. Not a fan of Saoirse Ronana? Not a fan of The Host? Alternatively, a FAN of Saoirse Ronan who's hoping she's NOT in The Host? I just don't know.

Finally, I don't know who this is. I like the scarf she's wearing, but she looks upset. Not a fan of Saoirse Ronana? Not a fan of The Host? Alternatively, a FAN of Saoirse Ronan who's hoping she's NOT in The Host? I just don't know.

So… that was another one!

And it definitely joins The Archive of Movie Premieres...

Until next time!

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