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De Palma on Domino
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musical recording
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timing of the
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Listen to
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in the news"

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Washington Post
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
'DOMINO' FILMED AT OELEGEM WINDMILL MONDAY
AS CARICE VAN HOUTEN APPEARS TO HAVE REPLACED CHRISTINA HENDRICKS


Gazet Van Antwerpen published the above photo, along with five others, from Oelegem, where Brian De Palma and company shot scenes for Domino at the windmill there. The image shows De Palma directing Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on a park bench, but the woman Coster-Waldau is sitting next to does not seem to be Christina Hendricks. Ward Verrijcken, a movie reporter for Belgian public broadcaster VRT, tweeted early this morning that Hendricks has been replaced by Carice van Houten, who also appears on Game Of Thrones along with Coster-Waldau. Of course, Van Houten initially caught most of our attention as the lead in Paul Verhoeven's excellent Black Book in 2006, which is "the most commercially successful Dutch film to date," according to Wikipedia. A few years ago, De Palma had originally cast Van Houten as Isabelle in Passion, but she had to drop out as she was unavailable during the planned shooting schedule. Noomi Rapace then took on that role.

An Instagram post by Adi Cojocaru (below), showing an "it's a wrap" moment on a Domino police station set, appears to confirm Verrijcken's tweet with its hashtags:

Meanwhile, here is a Google-assisted English translation of most of the Gazet article by Kristin Matthyssen:

Ranst - Brian De Palma, the American director who worked with top actors like Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, filmed the windmill in Oelegem on Monday, June 26 for his new movie Domino.

Among other actors, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, known from Game of Thrones, was present. The crew had already brought its material itself, from bench to trash cans.

The owner of the mill, the municipality of Ranst, had been informed for a long time. Molenaar Luc Verachtert was also informed. He had been instructed to wind the windmill all the way up and adhere to strict confidentiality. He had to turn the wings Monday.

The volunteers from the historical association De Brakken in Oelegem, who manage the mill, are proud that Brian De Palma chose their mill. "We do not know why, but it would be cool if our Oelegem mill was to be seen in cinemas all over the world, even if it's only a few seconds."

De Palma drove down with small trucks, vans and a caravan. He stayed the whole afternoon and evening watching three scenes, the arrival of a car at the mill to a scene on a picnic bench in front of the mill. The area was shielded, although people could still sit on the terrace of the tavern near the mill. At 22:00 the area was restored. News of the high visit spread like a running fire. Some people came looking to catch a glimpse of the stars.


Posted by Geoff at 7:43 AM CDT
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
MORE INSTAGRAM 'DOMINO' POSTS
WITH MORE INSTAGRAM LINKS IN THE COMMENTS







Posted by Geoff at 12:28 AM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 7:17 AM CDT
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Friday, June 23, 2017
SHADES OF 'FEMME FATALE' OPENING SEQUENCE
ACTRESSES POST 'DOMINO' SET PICS TO INSTAGRAM



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Thursday, June 22, 2017
VIDEO LINK - 'DOMINO' TO FILM IN BAKER'S HOME
AFTER DE PALMA & CREW VISIT THE MAN'S BAKERY


A video report posted yesterday by ATV's Walter Schrooten interviews a baker from Borgenhout, who met Brian De Palma when the director and his crew visited the bakery. "A world-renowned American film director," states the article introducing the video, "who enters a Borgerhout bakery and decides to include a part of his movie in that man's living room. That was Brian De Palma, who is here for his new movie Domino. The film is based on the background of terror attacks in Europe. We went to take a look in the bakery's living room, which will be filmed tomorrow."

In the video, the baker explains, "Brian De Palma has been here with his people. They have seen that the house was big. And I agreed, I gave them the house to make the movie." When Schrooten asks whether he met De Palma, the baker replies, "Yeah ... Himself yes, they have been here. And now we have an appointment tomorrow. Then they are back here." The baker continues, "The store is open, but if they want me to close then that's not a problem. That's no problem for me."


Posted by Geoff at 3:49 AM CDT
Updated: Thursday, June 22, 2017 3:51 AM CDT
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VIDEO - COURTENEY COX ON 'DANCING' AUDITION
AND FILMING THE LITTLE STORY THAT PROVIDES CONTEXT FOR THE SPRINGSTEEN VIDEO

Posted by Geoff at 2:49 AM CDT
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
'DOMINO' SET PIC
PATRICK HAEGEMAN FINDS FLEXIBLE LED SOLUTION, POSTS TO INSTAGRAM


Yesterday, Patrick Haegeman posted the image above to his Instagram page with the following comment: "For the Movie Domino by Brian De Palma we were looking for a flexible led solution on set. In this case we use 10 SL1 Smartlight in our base. Very flexible solution and easy to rig!"

Posted by Geoff at 7:59 AM CDT
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Monday, June 19, 2017
MOHAMMED AZAAY JOINS CAST OF 'DOMINO'
DUTCH ACTOR HAS "KEY ROLE", ACCORDING TO N279 ENTERTAINMENT
According to an APN report yesterday, Dutch actor Mohammed Azaay has been cast in Brian De Palma's Domino. The report quotes the Dutch co-producer N279 Entertainment as stating that Azaay has "an important key role" in the film.

Posted by Geoff at 7:55 AM CDT
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Friday, June 16, 2017
UPDATED EDITION OF VACHAUD/BLUMENFELD BOOK
TO BE PUBLISHED BY THE END OF 2017 BY CARLOTTA FILMS


The end of 2017 will see publication in France of an updated edition of the book, Brian De Palma: entretiens avec Samuel Blumenfeld and Laurent Vachaud. The new edition will be published by Carlotta Films. The original edition was published in France just as De Palma was releasing Femme Fatale, which received only a brief mention at the end of the book. The new edition will include new interviews covering the four features De Palma has made since then (including Femme Fatale), as well as additional interview material to some of the previous films, according to Vachaud. We are very much looking forward to this one!

Posted by Geoff at 7:52 AM CDT
Updated: Friday, June 16, 2017 7:44 AM CDT
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
AD - CASTING EXTRAS IN ALMERIA FOR 'DOMINO'
AND MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE SWITCH FROM MALAGA TO ALMERIA
The lack of availability of the bullring (Plaza de toros de La Malagueta) in Málaga was the key reason the Domino production decided to film in Almería next month instead of Málaga, according to an article posted yesterday by Francisco Griñán at Diario Sur. The article mentions Kevin Bacon as part of the cast, but I have confirmation that Bacon is not actually involved in Domino. Here is an excerpt from Griñán's article, with the help of Google Translate:
It was going to be the film shoot of the summer. A couple of weeks of filming in Málaga with a Hollywood legend like filmmaker Brian De Palma and one of the actors of the moment, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, the blond 'Lannister' of the TV series, 'Game of Thrones'. A traveling production that passed through Belgium, Copenhagen and ended in Spain. And ever since the 'Domino' project was first discussed two years ago, Málaga was already listed as one of the main locations for this 'thriller' about the pursuit of a terrorist. The entrance of the director of 'The Untouchables of Eliot Ness' and 'Dressed To Kill' reactivated last May this production that was soon in search of its settings in the capital of the Costa del Sol. For script requirements, the main scene to film in Málaga was developed in the bullring of the Malagueta, but the lack of availability of the arena has caused the film to move to Almería.

"Until today - or yesterday - we have been pending to use other locations we had planned such as the Málaga Airport, but finally decided to centralize filming in Almería," said the Sevillian producer Antonio Pérez, who participates in this film which is also funded by Denmark and Belgium. The film will be shot in mid-July in Spain, which coincides with the concerts contracted in La Malagueta - among them the start of the tour in our country of Franco Battiato on the 13th - and that was finally the cause of the cancellation. The biggest impediment has been the impossibility of removing the stage installed in the arena so that a bullfight could be held in which the cop protagonists of the film pursue a terrorist.

Despite this coincidence in the agenda of the concerts and the film, producer Antonio Pérez highlights the absolute availability of the City Council of the capital and Málaga Film Office to facilitate filming, which was also to shoot scenes in the port. "We had all the support from the port authority and Málaga gave us a lot more play, because Almería has a lot of people and boats in July," said the producer, who also said that the airport was intended To be used for scenes set in the different European airfields in which the film is set. Finally, none of these plans will come true and the cast... will travel to the neighboring land of 'spaguetti- western'.

'Domino' narrates the hunt for a terrorist from the Islamic State by a couple of policemen who chase him across Europe to avenge the death of a comrade. Precisely, this police and action plot concludes in Spanish lands and has one of its scenes in the bullring, which is why production has decided to count on the Almerían coast where they had full freedom of use.


Posted by Geoff at 3:10 AM CDT
Updated: Thursday, June 15, 2017 7:47 AM CDT
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
'DOMINO' WILL FILM IN ALMERIA, SPAIN
KEY SCENE TO BE SET AT PLAZA DE TOROS BULLRING; DE PALMA VISITED CITY ON SUNDAY
Ideal reported yesterday that Brian De Palma will bring the Domino production to Almería, Spain, this summer, shortly after filming in Antwerp. "Although Málaga was initially chosen as a location for this international thriller," states the article, "Brian De Palma decided to place one of the key scenes of the film in Almería's centenary bullring, which also led to many of the film's scenes taking place in the capital of Almería. In fact, the American filmmaker landed at Almería airport on Sunday June 11 to start work and meet the rest of the team."

Posted by Geoff at 1:48 AM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 1:50 AM CDT
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