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Mario Perez




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PostPosted: Fri 19 Nov, 2004 1:58 am    Post subject: Alexander the Great - Discovery Channel         Reply with quote

This Sunday at 9 PM, this documentary is airing on Discovery Channel. It's the first time that the fights on one of these shows have been approached as professional movie action with real stunt performers (as opposed to the using of reenactors to just kind of swing about their blades near shaky cam operators). The fights were choreographed by sword forum member Luke la Fontaine and he also second unit directed and co-stunt coordinated the project.

I also worked stunts on this (I'm about a third of the Persian army) and swordmaker David Baker garnered an acting part as General Parminian, a role which features several cool swordfight sequences. Tune in and watch the show on Sunday night if you can.

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Mario

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Thom O'Leary




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PostPosted: Fri 19 Nov, 2004 5:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Excellent, Mario - looking forward to it. Thanks for the heads-up!

-T.
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Patrik Erik Lars Lindblom




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PostPosted: Fri 19 Nov, 2004 1:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Happy I have seen a trailer about it on Discovery Channel here in Europa to,
i will hold my eye open Eek! third to left, right Big Grin
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Lloyd Clark




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PostPosted: Fri 19 Nov, 2004 1:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey Mario,

If you guys ever get work needing jousters, give me a call Big Grin

From what I have seen, it looks great!

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Mario Perez




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PostPosted: Fri 19 Nov, 2004 2:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I haven't seen any commercials or trailers for it yet myself. Glad to hear they look good. And Lloyd, if you were based in California I'd be much more able to do that. Wink

Mario

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Nov, 2004 2:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey Mario, ol buddy !

Thanks for the heads-up ..... looking forward to watching it !

Slŕinte, Mac

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Patrick Kelly




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PostPosted: Fri 19 Nov, 2004 2:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've been looking forward to this one in spite of my distaste for Oliver Stone.

From what I've seen so far the equipment looks good. I did see an interview with Collin Farrell (sp?) yesterday evening. As with most Hollywood types he was trying to be deep and insightful in his analysis of Alexander's motivations. Of course he only made himself look like a fool by insisting on putting the actions of an ancient Macedonian in 21st century perspective. I'm not a big fan of Mr. Farrell either Big Grin

The movie looks pretty good though and I'll be sure to look for Mario P. in the cast of thousands!

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Mario Perez




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PostPosted: Fri 19 Nov, 2004 3:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Heya Patrick,

This one's for Discovery Channel, it's not the Oliver Stone version. And I believe our cast numbered in the handful of dozens only ... CGI takes care of the rest. Wink

Mac - great to see you're still around. Miss you on SFI.

Mario

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Patrick Kelly




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PostPosted: Sat 20 Nov, 2004 12:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mario Perez wrote:
Heya Patrick,

This one's for Discovery Channel, it's not the Oliver Stone version. And I believe our cast numbered in the handful of dozens only ... CGI takes care of the rest. Wink

Mac - great to see you're still around. Miss you on SFI.

Mario


Well shut my mouth!

That's what I get for reading and responding on the fly right before I go to work Big Grin

This is even better Mario, I'll be sure to catch it.

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Mario Perez




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PostPosted: Sun 21 Nov, 2004 11:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick and others, let me know what you thought of the fights. I don't get a chance to see this myself for a while (no TV right now) even though I'm hearing good things already ...

Mario

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Tom Carr




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PostPosted: Mon 22 Nov, 2004 10:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I watched it last night and was quite pleased with the fights. Much better than some Ive seen. I didnt realize you were in it Mario! Good show by the way. You were 1/3 of the Persian army? I guess were going to have to start calling you Sybil! Laughing Out Loud
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Gary Grzybek




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PostPosted: Mon 22 Nov, 2004 10:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Watched it and liked it very much Big Grin

Good job!

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Mario Perez




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PostPosted: Tue 23 Nov, 2004 10:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Right. Saw it last night. Better than stuff of its like I've seen before, but I thought the editing a bit choppy and was annoyed by the number of repeated shots. Still, glad it turned out so well (and that y'all liked it) and maybe the next ones will turn out even better!

Mario

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