11 Jun 2013 - The 'Much Ado About Nothing' premiere-ish 'thing'

June 11th, 2013.

Much Ado About Nothing is a Shakespearean play, adapted now into a film by Joss Whedon, the director of The Avengers. And since Mr Whedon wasn't actually at "the premiere of The Avengers film a year ago"  there were a reasonable number of people who would have seen this as an opportunity to see / meet / clamour for an autograph from the guy.

And since there's every chance I won't be making the Man of Steel European Premiere tomorrow, I figured I might as well go as well!

Here's how it went down:

There was a list and there was a crowd, but Red Carpet, barriers or any sense of 'event' was somewhat lacking.

There was a list and there was a crowd, but Red Carpet, barriers or any sense of 'event' was somewhat lacking.

So we're calling THIS is a premiere now? (Actually, this is still quite civilised... check out the photos later in this journal...)

So we're calling THIS is a premiere now? (Actually, this is still quite civilised... check out the photos later in this journal...)

Shakespeare? F8K yeah! Probably not a prop from a Shakespeare adaptation, in other words.

Shakespeare? F8K yeah! Probably not a prop from a Shakespeare adaptation, in other words.

The man under the Notting Hill Gate bus indicator is actor Anthony Head. I don't know who that is. But I can guess based on what people are getting him to sign.

The man under the Notting Hill Gate bus indicator is actor Anthony Head. I don't know who that is. But I can guess based on what people are getting him to sign.

Anthony Head drags himself into the event before the crowd drags him back to pose for more photos.

Anthony Head drags himself into the event before the crowd drags him back to pose for more photos.

The man in the tan (not tan-green, but tan-beige) jacket in the far background (no... FURTHER BACK than where you're probably looking) is the director of the third-highest grossing film in history (inflation nonadjusted).

The man in the tan (not tan-green, but tan-beige) jacket in the far background (no... FURTHER BACK than where you're probably looking) is the director of the third-highest grossing film in history (inflation nonadjusted).

Joss Whedon is like "are you guys SURE you're all fans of Shakespeare? Because the posters you're holding suggest otherwise"

Joss Whedon is like "are you guys SURE you're all fans of Shakespeare? Because the posters you're holding suggest otherwise"

Tom Hiddleston is not actually in this movie, but his presence is generally welcomed by fans and autograph hunters alike.

Tom Hiddleston is not actually in this movie, but his presence is generally welcomed by fans and autograph hunters alike.

"No I will not sign your belated Mothers Day card. Okay, maybe..."

"No I will not sign your belated Mothers Day card. Okay, maybe..."

Is this crowd getting larger, or just louder. I've seen the trailers for World War Z. This is more or less what it's like. The full size shot is "here if you want it"

Is this crowd getting larger, or just louder. I've seen the trailers for World War Z. This is more or less what it's like. The full size shot is "here if you want it"

Desperate times. I'm photographing Joss Whedon through a window. Not something I'm excessively proud of. (Except for the other shot where he's reflected in a bus behind me.. that kind of works)

Desperate times. I'm photographing Joss Whedon through a window. Not something I'm excessively proud of. (Except for the other shot where he's reflected in a bus behind me.. that kind of works)

"So I said... keep that nose directly where it is, blocking my chin" Gosh darn it, it is..

"So I said... keep that nose directly where it is, blocking my chin" Gosh darn it, it is..

"....?"

"....?"

Tom Hiddleston is still being interviewed at an open doorway and at this stage has still not committed to an answer to the previously asked (or subsequently asked) question.

Tom Hiddleston is still being interviewed at an open doorway and at this stage has still not committed to an answer to the previously asked (or subsequently asked) question.

"I have no idea which one of you is a person and who is a reflection of a person, and who is a reflection of a reflection. Do you mind if I just treat you all as if you only *might* be real?"

"I have no idea which one of you is a person and who is a reflection of a person, and who is a reflection of a reflection. Do you mind if I just treat you all as if you only *might* be real?"

Alexis Denisof, who unlike Anthony Head and Tom Hiddleston is actually IN this movie... is in this movie.

Alexis Denisof, who unlike Anthony Head and Tom Hiddleston is actually IN this movie... is in this movie.

"Sorry I can't sign, but me and Joss are thinking of sneaking out the side exit in about ten minutes. But please don't tell anyone". Okay.

"Sorry I can't sign, but me and Joss are thinking of sneaking out the side exit in about ten minutes. But please don't tell anyone". Okay.

I think this photo has about four levels of reflection in it. If you would like me to do something like this for your commercial photo shoot, it will require a ratio of Cash : Desperation of approximately 3:2

I think this photo has about four levels of reflection in it. If you would like me to do something like this for your commercial photo shoot, it will require a ratio of Cash : Desperation of approximately 3:2

Joss Whedon, reflected in a window... with the reflection of a bus reflected IN that window, along with the reflection of a man standing in front of him without a light source. There is almost no way you could *deliberately* set up this shot... but I'll take it. (Also falls under the category "Blurry, therefore Art")

Joss Whedon, reflected in a window... with the reflection of a bus reflected IN that window, along with the reflection of a man standing in front of him without a light source. There is almost no way you could *deliberately* set up this shot... but I'll take it. (Also falls under the category "Blurry, therefore Art")

So.... that was a thing. And it's another one for the "Archive of Movie Premieres"

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Until next time!