Monday, June 30, 2014

David McCallum: father, son, Beatles & Led Zeppelin


O escocês David McCallum ficou famoso no mundo inteiro como o agente Illya Kuryakin da série O Agente da UNCLE (1964-1968). Mas ele era filho de músicos, estudou música e aprendeu a tocar oboé. Acabou virando ator. no auge da fama lançou dois álbuns orquestrais, A Part of Me e A Bit More of Me  (hoje disponíveis no Spotify).

Seu pai também se chamava David, e chegou a dirigir a Royal Philharmonic Orchestra em Londres. Era um grande violonista. Apesar de sua ligação com a música clássica, o pai do futuro agente da UNCLE participou de dois momentos icônicos da história do rock. Ele foi um dos 40 músicos da orquestra que acompanhou os Beatles na gravação da lendária música A Day in the Life. Alguns anos Mr McCallum sugeriu ao guitarrista Jimmy Page que tocasse sua guitarra com o arco do violino - o que se tornaria uma marca registrada da banda Led Zeppelin.


The Scotsman David McCallum became famous worldwide as the agent Illya Kuryakin in the series The Man From UNCLE (1964-1968). But he was the son of musicians, studied music and learned how to play the oboe. He recorded in the sixties the orchestral albuns A Part of Me and A Bit More of Me (both avaliable on Spotify).

His father, also called David, was called to leader of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. He was a great violin player. Despite their connection to classical music, the father of the future UNCLE agent participated in two iconic moments in rock history. He was one of 40 musicians in the orchestra that played with the Beatles in the legendary song A Day in the Life. Some years after this, Mr McCallum Senior gave Jimmy Page the idea of playing the guitar with a violin bow - later a trademark of the band Led Zeppelin.


Monday, June 16, 2014

Man From UNCLE 2015 - novas imagens / new images


O site (não-oficial) do ator Henry Cavill reuniu todos os detalhes conseguidos até agora sobre o remake de O Agente da UNCLE. E divulgou novas fotos das filmagens em Roma, que incluem Cavill (como Napoleon Solo), Armie Hammer (Illya Kuryakin), Hugh Grant (Alexander Waverly), Alicia Vikander (Gaby Teller) e o diretor/roteirista Guy Ritche.

Henry Carvill non-official site released a post with all known facts about the new version of The Man of UNCLE (to be released in 16 January 2015). And a new selection of pictures from the screening in Rome. In the pictures we can see Cavill (as Napoleon Solo), Armie Hammer (Illya Kuryakin), Hugh Grant (Alexander Waverly), Alicia Vikander (Gaby Teller) and the director/writer Guy Ritche.

Pictures: HenryCavill.org









Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Robert Vaughn: "Eu fiz as cenas de ação enquanto o dublê estava bêbado" / "The stuntman was often too drunk"


O ator Robert Vaughn declarou à agência WENN que teve que fazer todas as suas cenas de ação na série O Agente da UNCLE porque seu dublê estava sempre bêbado. De 1964 a 1968 Vaughn ficou mundialmente conhecido como o super agente Napoleon Solo.

Actor Robert Vaughn said he was forced to perform all of his own action scenes in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. because his stuntman was often too drunk to do it. The veteran actor was keen to avoid doing his own stunts in the cult 1960s crime-fighting show, but he was left with no choice but to shoot the action scenes himself because of his booze-loving double.

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