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Saturday, August 12, 2017
VAN HOUTEN AGAIN ON 'DOMINO' & DE PALMA
"I LIKE TO WORK WITH OLDER PEOPLE...I ADORE THAT KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE"
The Scotsman's Janet Christie posted an interview with Carice van Houten yesterday. Near the end of the interview, Brian De Palma's Domino is brought up. "Yes, it’s very contemporary which I like," van Houten tells Christie, "with a little bit of drama and a little bit of action. I was interested because it was Brian De Palma, a very iconic filmmaker. I like to work with older people, like Paul Verhoeven. I adore that knowledge and experience, a father figure. I love working with young people too, but there’s something very nostalgic about it, it’s interesting."

Posted by Geoff at 11:50 PM CDT
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
CARICE VAN HOUTEN, 'POST-CRYING SCENE'
INSTAGRAM FROM YESTERDAY

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
ACTRESSES' INSTAGRAMS FROM 'DOMINO' SET
NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU, NICOLAS BRO, NOMI LOTUZ, CHRISTINA FUURSTED
Christina Fuursted, a Los Angeles-based actress from Denmark, posted several Instagram pics today from the Copenhagen set of Brian De Palma's Domino. The picture at the top here shows Fuursted photobombing Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Nomi Lotuz, the latter a Danish actress who has a part in Domino, according to her profile page at OnlineCasting. Lotuz posted a version of the photo minus Fuursted (see below), with the caption, "På job med disse 2 herre" (Google translation: "At work with these 2 gentlemen"). By gentlemen, we can assume she means Coster-Waldau and De Palma.

The first photo below shows Fuursted with Danish actor Nicolas Bro, followed by Fuursted with Coster-Waldau, and then Lotuz with Coster-Waldau.






Posted by Geoff at 6:15 PM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 7:00 PM CDT
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LAST DAY FOR DANISH UNIT ON 'DOMINO' TODAY
INSTAGRAM FROM 2ND ASSISTANT CAMERA OPERATOR


The above pic was posted to Instagram this morning by second assistant camera operator Neffi Kristensen, with the caption, "Last day on Domino today for the danish unit, reaching slate 300". Below is a pic Kristensen posted this past Sunday morning, with the caption, "Beginning a new week of shooting on #Domino with a Sunday 01:30 morning call".


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Tuesday, August 8, 2017
COSTER-WALDAU INTERVIEW FROM 'DOMINO' SET
TV2 VIDEO SHOWS ACTOR & STUNT DOUBLE FALLING FROM BUILDING


The image above, showing Nikolaj Coster-Waldau laying with his head in a box of tomatos, is a capture from a TV2 news video. TV2's Ole Kolster was on set of Domino while filming the scene, and interviewed Coster-Waldau. An article by Keld Vrå Andersen quotes Coster-Waldau from the video interview. Here is an excerpt, with a Google-assisted English translation:
"It's nice to film here so I can come home and sleep in my own bed and see my family. So says the world famous Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who is currently home in Copenhagen to play the lead role in a new film.

And it is not a Danish film but about a major international production, directed by famous American Brian De Palma, who has previously made films as 'Mission Impossible'.

The movie is called 'Domino' and the first 20 minutes of the film depicting a sweeping human hunt through Europe takes place in Copenhagen.

"The film is about some of the things we’re going through here in Europe with all the terrorist attacks and the question of who are we really fighting. What is the conflict? At first, you think it’s a simple story with a policeman who is being attacked. But then we see that everything is connected and this unpleasant paranoia and anxiety happening in Europe because of the security situation. You always think: "What the hell is it now, what's next?" Says Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

The film was English-language

He is very excited to work with director Brian De Palma, which is actually the reason why the film will be English-language.

According to Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, it was a huge surprise that the director said yes to join:

- I simply thought this couldn’t work. It may not be right, so I flew over to New York to meet him. He said he would like to make it, but that we simply had to speak English. The original was a Danish screenplay, because it is about Danish police officers, and we said, "We can understand that." It is difficult to direct a language that you do not understand. But it's great to work with such a man. He has a natural authority and is very comfortable to work with. We are very, very happy.

Good to get big movies to the country

'Domino' has a budget of NOK 50 million, of which the Copenhagen Film Fund has contributed two million to get eight-nine days to Copenhagen.

If you ask Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, it's something you have to do much more often - and not just because it means that Danish actors like him may be allowed to sleep in their own bed:

"Everywhere in Europe, you try to attract the bigger movie, because there is a huge economy in it, but in Denmark we do not have the big film studios where we can build a whole lot. I hope we will, because I have not met anyone around the world who does not love coming to Denmark, he says.

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In the footage in Copenhagen, as TV 2 followed, there were two playing the main role of Nikolaj Coster-Waldaus. The main character should fall down from a house and land in a stack of tomato boxes. And in such a situation, a costly starring actor like Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is saved and a Belgian stuntman hired to take the fall (see the article [video?] on the above).

"I have great respect for stunt men. Sometimes people think they do not hurt, but they go through hell, too. I have sometimes experienced that it's going wrong, and so I'm hugely impressed with how hard they work,” says Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

- One of the first things I saw when I started was a Danish stuntman who had to jump 12 meters and land in some boxes. There he made a test jump. But when he landed he was quite quiet, and then he said, "We just need someone to call an ambulance. I have just verified." While he lay there waiting, he called for another stuntman so we could continue to shoot on. I would have yelled out, for sure.

Do you as an actor want to do the stunts yourself?

- If things are really dangerous, you will not to do it yourself as an actor. You won't do it, because you could get hurt. But you would like to maintain the illusion. You would like people to believe it's the actor all the way. That's why it's so amazing that one such as Tom Cruise makes many stunts himself. I also try to do as much as I can myself, but I am not jumping off a roof.















Posted by Geoff at 11:58 PM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 7:13 AM CDT
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Monday, August 7, 2017
'DOMINO' - MONDAY MORNING PIC FROM MICKI


Micki Mathiesen, a crew member on the Copenhagen set of Brian De Palma's Domino, posted the pic above this morning on his Instagram page, with the caption, "Poor guys.. You know it's monday, when today's task reads 'Die from falling of the roof...'"

Posted by Geoff at 11:57 PM CDT
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PICS- 'DOMINO' IN COPENHAGEN FROM YESTERDAY
INSTAGRAM POSTS BY MICKI MATHIESEN SHOW FILMING BICYCLISTS IN THE STREETS, ETC.

Yesterday morning, Micki Mathiesen, a crew member on the Copenhagen set of Brian De Palma's Domino, posted two pictures to his Instagram page. The pic above included the caption, "Opening shot in Copenhagen! Beautiful!" The pic below included Mathiesen's caption, "OH nothing to see here.... Just one of the greatest directors doing his thing... Easy!"


Posted by Geoff at 1:24 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, August 7, 2017 1:25 AM CDT
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Saturday, August 5, 2017
DANISH BEAUTY SUS WILKINS - INSTA-'DOMINO'
"TONIGHT I HAVE THIS ONE SCENE IN A BRIAN DE PALMA MOVIE #prettyexcited"

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Friday, August 4, 2017
'DOMINO' FILMING AT COPENHAGEN AIRPORT
WITH NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU & CARICE VAN HOUTEN

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INSTAGRAM SET PIC - 'DOMINO'


Micki Mathiesen, part of the crew on the Copenhagen set of Domino, posted the picture above on his Instagram page yesterday, with the following caption and hashtags: "I can't explain how many dreams are being fulfilled these weeks! #filmmaking #briandepalmafilm #domino #kingslayerbemad #nikolajcosterwaldau" -- the image appears to show Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in action.

Also yesterday, Bouzan Hadawi posted an Instagram pic showing himself having a glass of wine with Eriq Ebouaney in Copenhagen. A couple of days before that, Hadawi posted pictures of himself with his Domino stunt double.





Posted by Geoff at 1:32 AM CDT
Updated: Friday, August 4, 2017 7:41 AM CDT
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