Thursday, July 27, 2006

Hollywood Reporter July 19-24 issue

~ Nona Gaye has been removed from the LOCI page at NBC Media Village.


Goren on the Ground

Your request, Leah --

Photo is copyrighted by Inhyung 2006.


Wednesday, July 26, 2006

More location photos

More photos from July 19 in Washington Square Park.

The photos are copyright 2006 Inhyung.

Thank you Firefligh for the link!


Tuesday, July 25, 2006

It was a hot day.

All photos are ©2006 pj mungiole.

On the set of LOCI in NYC~ July 19, 2006

Visit the World of PJ for more photos.

New Captain: Actor Eric Bogosian (in NYPD vest)


Sunday, July 23, 2006

Dick Wolf talks about "Law" and his re-order

July 21

Excerpted ~
Dick Wolf talks about "Law" and his re-order
Dick Wolf took the stage Friday afternoon and tried to make nice before talking about the changes in the "Law & Order" franchise. Another edition would be premiering August 14, he said.

With that, the lights dimmed and a signature voice introduced "Law & Order: Special Letters Unit," in which Muppet detectives hunted down the letter M. Wolf went on to explain that "Sesame Street" would be plowing through all 26 letters of the alphabet using this format, then joked about getting 4-, 5-, and 6-year-olds hooked on the brand.

Except it wasn't really a joke, if you know Dick Wolf. Wolf is an executive producer who speaks the language of revenue and proliferation instead of storylines; he leaves that up to the cogs in the "Law & Order" machine we know as writers and actors.

Following the oh-so-cute Muppet segment, Wolf starting throwing out percentages: 52 percent of TNT's schedule is "Law & Order." "SVU" takes up 43 percent of USA's, with "Criminal Intent" filling another 25 percent. "Intent" is also the highest-rated series on Bravo. The format is at work on French and Russian television; in France, Vince D'Onofrio's character is being played by Vincent Perez, which is just not fair.

....Finally, Julianne Nicholson crawled out of the wreckage of "Conviction" to win the role of Detective Megan Wheeler on "Criminal Intent," which moves to Tuesdays at 9 (also starting on Sept. 19). One might wonder if viewers will buy such a quick transition from one Wolf show to another, until one takes into account that a) Nicholson now sports a pixie cut that makes her look like a young Shirley MacLaine; and b) c'mon, did anyone care that deeply about "Conviction"? Nope.
Also joining the cast: Eric Bogosian, set to play Capt. Denny Ross.

Full article.

~ The new ADA, Kent (the part reportedly gone to Nona Gaye) is not mentioned here. There are rumors that there is more auditioning for a new ADA, yet Nona Gaye is still listed on NBC's Media Village CI page. We'll see in Sept!!

Thanks to EH for update.


Thursday, July 13, 2006

Law and Order: USA

Cops shows, as much as reality shows, are the emblematic television of our time.

by Daniel Oppenheimer - July 13, 2006

There's something irresistible about the way that Vincent D'Onofrio, as Detective Robert Goren on Law & Order: Criminal Intent , deploys his Vulcan neck tilt to get inside and jigger with the heads of the suspects. I also like how David Caruso, CSI: Miami's forensic criminologist-in-chief, refuses to look any of his co-stars in the eye, and how Anthony LaPaglia, the sloe-eyed FBI agent on Without a Trace , takes care of his team of missing persons specialists. In fact, I enjoy most of the hundreds of shows that orient around endearingly repressed super-cops.

Full article.

Thanks to BobbyG


Monday, July 10, 2006

A Swashbuckling Good Time

"Pirates of the Caribbean" Premiere

'Vincent D’Onofrio said he’d been riding rides all day with his kids.'

"...the star of Law and Order: Criminal Intent also had high praises for Depp, “To look as handsome as Johnny and pull off character work isn’t an easy thing to do.”

When I asked him how he’d question Jack Sparrow in the interrogation room, he said, “I’d take his ship.”

:: Thank you to FractalMatter for permission to republish


Friday, July 07, 2006

Video Snippet....

Vincent's critique of a student's cold reading from
Elizabeth D'Onofrio's NYC workshop, March 2006.

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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

From Movie Maker magazine ~

Excerpted from "The Dangerous Life of Director Peter Care"
~Interview with Peter Care, director of "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys"

MM: As a first-timer, was it intimidating to direct the likes of Foster and Vincent D'Onofrio?

PC: It was for a few minutes, yeah I'll admit that. (laughs) But I think because I had spent a fair amount of time with Jodie talking about the script, and I changed the idea for the character-Sister Assumpta was written as a kind of Roald Dahl, big beefy ugly woman and I was saying that 'I don't want this. I think we should get someone who is really kind of younger and stronger and more three-dimensional than this cartoon character.' I think that was her signal that I was really into someone like her being in the role. So the ice was broken months ahead of when we were actually shooting. The thing is we had to do so much in the first two or three days with Jodie that I didn't have time to get nervous; I just had to get my shots. (laughs)

And Vincent was a joy. We had a little time to just talk about the part. Obviously, I had a huge respect for him and it just came together kind of organically. There was no disagreement about any aspect of the two adult characters with my actors. It came together very smoothly.

Full article.


LOCI Season 2 on DVD in UK

DVD Times

Universal Playback have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Law & Order Season 4 and Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 2 for 17th July 2006. The next seasons in the original franchise and one of its spin-offs come to UK DVD priced at £44.99 each. There are no announced extras.

:: Thanks Deb

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