I guess then this time it was even more butchered because I saw the first broadcast and there already were no gliders and no sex.
What's interesting about that top on the beach is that at the angle in that scene it wouldn't matter if Catherine wore one - the camera never goes more than a couple of inches below her shoulders anyway.
By dirty minds would still know she was topless. You can't see much of her top in the close-up though because it's in full screen and it's cropped at the bottom -- so yeah, why bother. Except there's also a shot with her in the background wth him talking where you can see she's topless though it's hardly in focus.
The take in which Catherine was wearing the top was filmed first. Then there wasn't a reason to show below the shoulders, so they found whatever angled suited better at the moment.
Then McT talked Rene Russo to take off the top - she'd been uncomfortable with it, but realized he was right - for Catherine, who lived in Europe, would be out of character to sun-bathe clothed on a private beach. (I wonder if she walked down that mountain topless as well. ) And of course, when they did the topless take, they got the better angle to reveal, er, more of her talent, as Derek from Scene Steelers would put it.
McT said on the commentary that he didn't tell Rene about it being a topless scene until she was on the beach because he thought she might eb nervous but it turned out she didn't have any problem. That they only shot the top scene later when execs were nervous about the nudity, and then showed two versions of the film to gage audience reaction.
Yeah I just listened to it recently and there's a funny bit when he recalls one of the test audience's reaction was "with her topless I couldn't concentrate on what they were saying" and McT laughing and saying "that's the point!"
I didn't mean I didn't believe you; I just didn't remember that part. I seldom rememer commenatries well, maybe because I usually do other things when listening to them - iron, sew, mend, rearrange, etc. And sometimes I remember but wish I didn't. I'll never look the same at the scene in TWINE in which Bond dives to the submarine... But I digress.
I realize that I'm not a male from test audience but I remember my reaction to that breast the size of a theater screen - it was the same as of Detective McCann when he saw the statue in Crown's house. It was not the best shaped breast ever and it didn't gain any being magnified.
It looks like Steele is coming back to German TV on July 27th. So you may not get the DVDs in Germany on that day but you do get the show. I don't think it's a coincidence that over the last year it's come back to Canadian, French and German TV, and even Brit TV for awhile. Of course most die hards won't wait for DVD issues in that country but they're probably coming soon. And those countries also don't have to wait for seasons 2-4.
Remington Steele» löst «Dr. Quinn» ab
Die Serie «Dr. Quinn - Ärztin aus Leidenschaft», welche derzeit wochentäglich um 14:05 Uhr bei VOX zu sehen ist, muss sich eine Auszeit nehmen. Nach Quotenmeter.de-Informationen nimmt der Kölner Sender die Dramaserie aus dem Nachmittagsprogramm und ersetzt diese durch die Kultserie «Remington Steele», die in den 80ern ein großer Hit war. Somit gibt es ab dem 27. Juli ein Wiedersehen mit Remington Steele (Pierce Brosnan) und Laure Holt (Stephanie Zimbalist) als Detektivpaar. «Dr. Quinn» soll am 26. Juli zum letzten Mal gezeigt werden.
Ah and just saw that Sparkling already posted this in Steele.
Interesting. Viacom is premiering DAD on Spike instead of CBS
Spike TV Highlights - August 2005 Wednesday July 6, 1:04 pm ET
* DIE ANOTHER DAY UNCUT -- WORLD BROADCAST PREMIERE Premieres Sunday, August 28 (8:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT)
The world broadcast premiere of DIE ANOTHER DAY, UNCUT and with limited commercial interruption. Agent 007 attempts to avert a war of catastrophic proportions by pursuing a traitor of Her Majesty's Secret Service from Korea to Hong Kong to Cuba to London--and back to Korea again. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, and Toby Stephens.
RTL 20.15 Uhr Spieglein, Spieglein an der Wand. Wer ist der Schönste im ganzen Land? In Abwandlung des Schneewittchen-Märchens ist heute einmal der schönste Mann gesucht. Sonja Zietlow will ihn in der Show "Die 10 schönsten Männer" ermitteln. Doch wer könnte es sein? Der Dauerabonnent auf diesen Titel, Schauspieler Brad Pitt? Der alternde Beau Richard Gere oder vielleicht doch eher George Clooney? In Frage kommen natürlich auch Tom Cruise, Pierce Brosnan, Antonio Banderas, David Beckham oder Jude Law. So weit die internationale Riege. Aus Deutschland sind der nicht mehr ganz taufrische Sky du Mont und Til Schweiger dabei. Morgen wissen wir mehr.
And for CG who just has to know (via Bablefish)
Show RTL 20,15 o'clock
Mirror, Mirror on the wall. Who is the most beautiful one in the land? In modification of the Schneewittchen fairy tale today once the most beautiful man is looked for. Sonja Zietlow wants to determine it in the show "the 10 most beautiful men". But who it could be? The continuous subscriber on this title, actor Brad Pitt? The aging beau Richard Gere or perhaps nevertheless rather George Clooney? Naturally also Tom Cruise, Pierce Brosnan, Antonio are applicable gang-race, David Beckham or Jude Law. so far the international Riege. From Germany the no longer completely rope-fresh Sky participates you Mont and Til Schweiger. Tomorrow we know more.