Virtue and Moir 29 - Classical and elegant

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  1. lola10

    lola10 New Member

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    I don't think Virtue and Moir have done any competition in North America: either one B competition with US participants only (that could have been their downfall) or a Canadian competion with confusing judging regading these two. They might focus on Europe where they will meet competitors who possibly compete at the Olympics and have international judges which could be beneficial for further international competiton.

    Regarding the documentary: I like the idea and I since those episode will need some editing, they might have finished filming before the season even started. It comes to the right time as well, boosting them a little for the Olympics (something we have complained about last year). Well, at least I hope they focus on their training process.
     
  2. sap5

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    I am intrigued by the promise of "roller-coaster adventures."
     
  3. lola10

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    Prior to worlds, there was a very nicely done documentary about Kim Yuna in South Korea. It started from the moment she announced her comeback and then went back to her beginning, training in Canada, the injuries in the beginning of her senior carrer and of course the Olymic Gold Medal. Then it went on with her doubts and lack of motivation, in particular since she enjoyed being a student and had different priorities and finally the road to the comeback. It was done in chapters, like a book where they turned a page to the next chapter and then there was a quote either of Kim Yuna or about her. The documentary especially reminded everyone who she is: Queen Yuna, the Olympic Champion and I hope they do the same with Virtue and Moir. Reminding everyone who they are, the Olympic Champion and 2 time World Champion, versatile and innovative, no comparison needed.
     
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  4. OlieRow

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    Real Skaters of Arctic Edge?!?

    I've said for years that I'd kill for a behind the scenes Canton reality show. This could be interesting even though it's not quite what I had in mind.
     
  5. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    I don't think it has to do with being World champions or one's status in the fs world. The Olympics take place a month before Worlds, when the athletes are used to having their biggest competition of the season. The Olympic season requires them to peak one month earlier than usual. Going to a senior b pushes up their training schedule and helps them be more prepared to peak early. Skipping last season's WTT was also a good strategy because you don't want a long season to bleed over into an early season.

    V&M debuted Mahler at Thornhill. There are FSU archives from August 09. Maybe they didn't do the entire competition (they can opt just to compete in the OD or FD), and that's why it's not on wiki.
     
  6. icefan1005

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    I think so too. The filming might not even affect them much. I figure the cameramen will try their best to be unobtrusive while V/M are training.
     
  7. sap5

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    I would like to see the reality of Canton, but not in "reality show" format.

    Phrases like "roller-coaster adventures" and "a new kind of bold and vibrant documentary story-telling" lead me to believe otherwise, but I will stay positive and hope along with you. I just wonder how they will keep viewers tuned in to the next episode. Will there be Batman-style cliffhangers, a la "Will Tessa be able to choose the right dress for the Free Dance? Stay tuned!!!!"
     
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  8. parapluies

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    And the best :) I hope they do so too.

    Oh okay. I hope they do Thornhill again.
     
  9. zotza

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    I think it was just the FD too.I remember we actually saw the program that night and it was almost immediately deleted from Youtube...
     
  10. ilovenyc

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    They have been doing Finlandia twice now (even though they didn't compete last year but that was their plan anyway) so it would make sense they would compete there especially this year leading up to the olympics. Didn't they say somewhere that they didn't like to debut new programs at GPs?
     
  11. Cherub721

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    I remember all of the :argue: between those who were moved to tears and declaring it a masterpiece vs. those who thought it was boring, went nowhere, and that Canadians are too easily impressed. :lol: Oh, and all the debates about the history of Mahler's 5th Symphony - it's a dirge! No, it actually was a proposal! :lol:

    I wasn't as much of a V&M fan as I am today so it was funny to sit back and read all the :drama:
     
  12. apple123

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    I can't agree more. V/M has always been quiet and private even though they are the freaking regainning OGM. I'm glad they are making it a bit louder this time around. This will give us fans more to remember them for many years down the road. It's a treat. I can't wait.
     
  13. pani

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    So, Shibs and DW will compete in September at B competitoin in USA, So VM will compete before GP too? I think so. How do you think, it will be better to compete at Thornhill or in Finlandia?
    I hope VM fans outside Canada will see this new movie too. Cant waite! And i adore this wedding photos. I wish Tessa will use style from some of this photos for there new SD.
    And what about Anna Karenina for FD? I read some romours about this.
     
  14. pani

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    So, Shibs and DW will compete in September at B competitoin in USA, So VM will compete before GP too? I think so. How do you think, it will be better to compete at Thornhill or in Finlandia?
    I hope VM fans outside Canada will see this new movie too. Cant waite! And i adore this wedding photos. I wish Tessa will use style from some of this photos for there new SD.
    And what about Anna Karenina for FD? I read some romours about this.
     
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  15. parapluies

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    Where did you hear these rumours?
     
  16. lauravvv

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    Where did you read the rumour about Anna Karenina? Was it about the ballet, or the last movie? Was not it just someone joking again? Sorry for so many questions, I am just too curious now.
     
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  17. lavenderblue

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    Registration for Thornhill closed July 10. It's not an American event; it's held in Thornhill, Ontario, and the three dance teams entered in the very small senior dance event are Canadian (exception of the mixed Canadian/American Rachel Kirkland and Matt Kleffman).

    If V/M want ISU feedback this time, they'll be doing a Senior B like Finlandia again, not a regional event.
     
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  18. Proustable

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    a) Mahler at Thornhill - I remember that program from shaky cellphone footage. It was one of those programs that just took my breath away. If it had stayed at that level, I'd consider it one of the all time greats. The way they added nuance and expression, smoothed out the elements, changed the ending made it the absolute apex of COP figure skating.

    b) Finlandia over Thornhill in terms of international feedback, definitely. The judges at Thornhill would be inclined to be generous. Though with Mahler, the score wouldn't have placed in their top three FD scores that season.

    c) I think people overestimate the impact this documentary will have on their training regimen, to be honest. You'll see lots of stock footage from previous events, interviews, etc. You'll see a couple new interviews that don't take long to film. And you'll get some glimpses of them training for Sochi. I don't think it'll be a reality-TV-camera's-always-on-them type deal.
     
  19. lauravvv

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    Sorry, I must have been too sleepy to think coherently. I don't even know how did I mix it up :rolleyes: :shuffle: - probably lola10's comment "sidetracked" me (not her fault, of course).
     
  20. Shayii

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    Yes are the rumors for the movie soundtrack or the ballet? I never heard both actually.
    And I hope they do Finlandia.
     
  21. chantilly

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    If that rumour is true I think it is a good choice for them. Course it depends on what part Scott would play, her husband or the love of her life.
     
  22. pani

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    I dont know nothing about secific music choice (ballet or soundtrack), just rumours about one VM on ice photo and this could be Anna Karenina
     
  23. Emdee

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    I hope it is Anna Karenina.
     
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    The photo was made a few weeks ago when V/M were in Montreal with Jean Marc Genereux again. I should have probably said it's highly likely it's the SD since he's known for pure ballroom and is good with quickstep dances.
     
  27. pani

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    Thanks! I didnt know, they were in Montreal again. Hope they will made something cool with Jean Marc ;)
     
  28. aka_gerbil

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    You did disappear on us there for a bit. There was actually quite a bit of stuff the last few weeks. You'll have to get caught up. ;)

    Jean Marc also posted this the day they worked with him: http://fyeahvirtueandmoir.tumblr.com/post/55524020555
     
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  29. pani

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    Thanks! I am on vacationa now ;) Like i said, i love wedding photos, especially lift in wedding dress.
    Love this photos from Jean Marс. Tessa and Scott look fresh and happy.
     
  30. aka_gerbil

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    You're welcome and I hope you're enjoying your vacation. :)

    I loved the pic, but I also loved Jean Marc's enthusiasm and praise for V/M.