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Lynette

01-04-01, 06:13 AM (GMT)
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"Bullets at the Ballet!"
 
   RB ballet stars in surprise appearance in new Bond movie

 
Some useful links...

James Bond official site
James Bond resources site
Royal Opera House
Darcey Bussell Web Site

Another ballet dancing Bond girl was Jane Seymour (ex London Festival Ballet) who played Solitaire in "Live and Let Die"...

In an unexpected move, the ROH has announced that it has reached agreement for the spectacular opening sequence of the new Bond movie to be filmed at Covent Garden. The five minute sequence will, in typical Bond style, feature a spectacular chase scene through the Opera House as Bond tries to foil an attempted assassination of visiting diplomats during a gala performance of Sleeping Beauty. RB star Darcey Bussell is the latest Bond Girl, taken as a hostage as the chase erupts through the rehearsal studios and out onto the roof.

The chase features a number of spectacular stunts, with mayhem erupting through the elegant foyers of the ROH as Bond (in tuxedo, of course) pursues the assassins through the crowded bars scattering the fashionably dressed audience. Regular opera goers may be astounded by the level of destruction - much spectacularly shattering glass in the plush Vilar Floral Hall, and an apparent explosion in the Crush Bar conservatory. Rest assured that most have been achieved - stunningly - via special effects. And we understand that the window of the amphitheatre bar, overlooking the Vilar floral hall, through which one of the villains makes such a hapless descent, was very quickly replaced by the filmmakers.

A spokesman said "We wanted to show that we at Covent Garden are not out of touch with popular culture, but have a real sense of fun and adventure. We really do want to appeal to a broad and popular audience, and this was a great opportunity to really put Covent Garden and ballet on the map. Millions who would never otherwise contemplate seeing the ballet will get an unconventional view of life behind the scenes here". Cameo appearances from some famous names are expected, both in the audience and backstage.

Royal Ballet dancers were predictably excited and keen to take part in the scenes set in the rehearsal studio. The producers said "We thought it was time to revise the image of the Bond girl just a little: we needed an image that was strong and assertive, which the girls are. And they have fabulous legs. And even the names were right - I mean, Tamara Rojo, you can imagine her as a Bond girl". In the end though, it was the glamorous Darcey Bussell that the cameras will be concentrating on , as one of her pink satin pointe shoes fells one of the bad guys with a tremendous kick. Darcey, who has always had her sights on a film career, is predictably thrilled. "Pierce Brosnan is just gorgeous. I want to teach him to dance".

The ROH is maintaining a discreet silence about revenue received for its use as a prime film location. However, if this proves popular and successful it could form a solution to the ROH's perennial financial problems. We understand that quiet soundings are being taken among Covent Garden insiders about possible future productions - for instance a thriller set against a performance of Tosca - with Friends and audience regulars given as chance to appear as extras. A bold new direction for the House. "


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Shirley 01-04-01 2
     RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Bruce Madmin 01-04-01 3
         RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Bruce Madmin 01-04-01 4
             RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Jim 01-04-01 5
                 RE: Bullets at the Ballet! sky9 01-04-01 6
                     RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Jim 01-04-01 8
                 RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Bruce Madmin 01-04-01 7
                     RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Ann Welsh 01-04-01 9
                     RE: Bullets at the Ballet! meru 01-04-01 10
                         RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Viviane 01-04-01 11
                             RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Pete 01-04-01 12
                             RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Viviane 01-04-01 13
                             RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Jim 01-04-01 14
                             RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Bruce Madmin 01-04-01 15
                             RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Pete 01-04-01 16
                             RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Jim 02-04-01 17
                             RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Shirley 02-04-01 18
                             RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Jim 02-04-01 19
                             RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Alexandra 03-04-01 20
                             RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Kate R 04-04-01 21
                             RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Bruce Madmin 04-04-01 22
                             RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Shirley 04-04-01 23
                             RE: Bullets at the Ballet! eugene merrett 04-04-01 24
                             RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Kate R 04-04-01 25
                             RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Ann Williams 04-04-01 26
                             RE: Bullets at the Ballet! jhanner 04-04-01 27
                             RE: Bullets at the Ballet! eugene merrett 04-04-01 28
                             RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Shirley 04-04-01 29
                             RE: Bullets at the Ballet! Bruce Madmin 05-04-01 30

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Shirley

01-04-01, 10:32 AM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   http://www.darceybussell.com/bond.htm


Direct Link to this news on Darcey's site.

You must have good sources Lynette - I din't realise anyone else knew as I was sworn to secrecy


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Bruce Madmin

01-04-01, 10:35 AM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   Nice picture of Darcey in PVC! She can come out in my Aston Martin any day!


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Bruce Madmin

01-04-01, 11:10 AM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   >Nice picture of Darcey in PVC!

I've been told it's leather! (probably just wears the PVC at home for Angus...)



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Jim

01-04-01, 11:39 AM (GMT)
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5. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   >>Nice picture of Darcey in PVC!
>
>I've been told it's leather! (probably
>just wears the PVC at
>home for Angus...)


Bruce, I wonder if that zip actually works, or is it just for show, d'you think?


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sky9

01-04-01, 01:04 PM (GMT)
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6. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   Whats the date?


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Jim

01-04-01, 01:28 PM (GMT)
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8. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   >Whats the date?

It says somewhere they're starting filming in August



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Bruce Madmin

01-04-01, 01:05 PM (GMT)
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7. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   Stop that Jim - you should have other things on your mind at your time of life!


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Ann Welsh

01-04-01, 01:43 PM (GMT)
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9. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   Oh, please tell me that this is not an April Fools joke


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meru

01-04-01, 01:44 PM (GMT)
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10. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   i guess this isn't the silly joke for April's Fool?


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Viviane

01-04-01, 01:51 PM (GMT)
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11. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   Well...if it is : it's a REALLY good one !
(the first Bond-film I want to see !)

And we'll be abstained from a new Ashley Page-ballet !!!


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Pete

01-04-01, 02:28 PM (GMT)
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12. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   >And we'll be abstained from a
>new Ashley Page-ballet !!!

It's actually timed to coincide with the new Bond flavoured ballets ..
Ashley Page's 'Pierced Off'
& Darcey Bussell's 'Dr. (spock) No'

(another discussion I know but personally we loved This House Will Burn )


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Viviane

01-04-01, 03:59 PM (GMT)
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13. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   >>And we'll be abstained from a
>>new Ashley Page-ballet !!!

Bruce! do you have a SMILEY-converter on your website ?



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Jim

01-04-01, 07:14 PM (GMT)
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14. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   >Bruce! do you have a SMILEY-converter
>on your website ?

Viviane - next time you post a message look at the top (underneath the red writing) and you will see a link called "emotion icon shortcuts". You can get all sorts of strange things...


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Bruce Madmin

01-04-01, 07:53 PM (GMT)
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15. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   }> !!


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Pete

01-04-01, 08:43 PM (GMT)
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16. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   Thanks Jim

BTW I agree....

>Nice picture of Darcey in PVC!

Ding-Dong!


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Jim

02-04-01, 10:37 AM (GMT)
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17. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   Superstition demands that to fail to "call the bluff" after 1st April brings notorious bad luck to the prangster(s). The fact that this information remains undenied on both this site and on Darcey's leaves one to formulate the conclusion that this is, indeed, not a hoax.


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Shirley

02-04-01, 01:06 PM (GMT)
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18. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   >Superstition demands that to fail to
>"call the bluff" after 1st
>April brings notorious bad luck
>to the prangster(s). The fact
>that this information remains undenied
>on both this site and
>on Darcey's leaves one to
>formulate the conclusion that this
>is, indeed, not a hoax.
>


I wish it wasn't - A hoax! I would have loved to see this film!


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Jim

02-04-01, 01:46 PM (GMT)
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19. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   >I wish it wasn't - A
>hoax! I would have loved
>to see this film!


In that case my admiration goes to Darcey for allowing her own web-site to be used in this amazing conspiracy


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Alexandra

03-04-01, 10:28 PM (GMT)
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20. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   The BBC doesn't seem to think it's a hoax.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainment/newsid_1258000/1258350.stm


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Kate R

04-04-01, 02:06 PM (GMT)
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21. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   Neither does the Evening Standard. Don't ask me for the URL I only take the hard stuff.


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Bruce Madmin

04-04-01, 02:23 PM (GMT)
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22. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   This is priceless stuff...

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/dynamic/news/story.html?in_review_id=378028&in_review_text_id=323492


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Shirley

04-04-01, 02:28 PM (GMT)
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23. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   This is getting scary - have we accidently got a scoop without realising it or are these journalists just being lazy and not checking their facts?


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eugene merrett

04-04-01, 03:19 PM (GMT)
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24. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   Well it has been known for newspaper to make an April Fools Joke.

I remember the Telegraph (Darceys favorite rag) ran a story about who or who is not a cockney! A cockney is deemed to be someone in hearing distance of the St Limes Church Bells in the East End. They did a map indicating the sound foot print of the church bells and it included some of London's poshest areas. It seemed to be a very well researched article so it seemed very creditable - but it was a April fool joke!


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Kate R

04-04-01, 03:35 PM (GMT)
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   I thought it was Bow bells....


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Ann Williams

04-04-01, 04:30 PM (GMT)
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26. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   >Well it has been known for
>newspaper to make an April
>Fools Joke.
>
But this story is running today, April 4th, not April 1st!
As you say, Shirley, it looks like lazy journalism.

And Eugene, I'm sure Kate is right - the saying is that you are a true cockney if you were born within the sound of Bow Bells. I don't think there's a 'St. Limes' anyway.


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jhanner

04-04-01, 04:37 PM (GMT)
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27. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   >>Well it has been known for
>>newspaper to make an April
>>Fools Joke.
>>
>But this story is running today,
>April 4th, not April 1st!
>
>As you say, Shirley, it looks
>like lazy journalism.
>
It is a joke apparently -there is a piece on ananova confirming it. The original piece said something about Darcey donning her rubber catsuit less than a month after her baby was due. I have no doubt she will be fit and dancing very soon but I think a month after is quite good going to want to ponce about in a rubber suit!



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eugene merrett

04-04-01, 07:19 PM (GMT)
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28. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   Sorry for the mistake - I am not very familiar with Cockney culture!!!

But Darcey looked rather fetching in her costume!


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Shirley

04-04-01, 08:14 PM (GMT)
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29. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   >
It is a joke apparently -there is a piece on ananova confirming it.



http://www.ananova.com/entertainment/story/sm_265928.html


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Bruce Madmin

05-04-01, 00:45 AM (GMT)
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30. "RE: Bullets at the Ballet!"
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   According to Ananova...

"Darcey dupes fans with April Fool joke

Darcey Bussell has hoodwinked fans into thinking she was going to become a Bond girl."

Who hoodwinked who here?!

Great fun I think


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