'Downton Abbey' creator Gareth Neame hopes to keep series going up to another six years
He says he also wants to pick the right time to end it; writer Julian Fellowes is considered the key player
BY JAMES DESBOROUGH / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013, 10:21 PM
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...#ixzz2TBQ7ex6H
EDIT: via Twitter...
This is not directly about Downton Abbey, but is a lovely film short...in color/colour...of a drive around London in 1927...the approximate time of the current Downton Abbey episodes. Via Twitter...
More re: that London drive film short:
A Drive Around London in 1926
In 1926, British-born filmmaker Claude Friese-Greene filmed the streets of London in breathtaking color. But only recently has the British Film Institute released an extract of their restoration of Friese-Greene's footage.
The man—who was the son of Claude Harrison Greene, a pioneer in early cinematography—filmed this series of clips after coming home from an 840-mile road trip across Britain. He called this documentation his travelogue and titled it The Open Road. The technology he used to make it, developed by his father, used color-sensitive black and white film shot and projected with green and red filters. The footage was later dropped off for preservation by the BFI National Archive in the late '50s. In 2006, parts were released for a TV series on the BBC, and a full restoration of The Open Road came out in 2007.
Film history heralds the arrival of color film in the 1930s, but this footage moves that back to the '20s. Restorations on films such as The Open Road show that technology from the '20s could also capture striking images—ones that now give us a vivid glimpse of the past. This snippet by BFI has caught the attention of Kevin Spacey and Stephen Fry, with Spacey tweeting, "Watching makes you feel like you're there."
Though the Vimeo clip says "London in 1927," the BFI confirms that the film was compiled in 1926.
Read the full text here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/50636...#ixzz2TZd8cv7d
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Interview (14 minutes): http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50148121n"Downton Abbey" fame spotlights Maggie Smith
June 2, 2013 4:00 PM
Every bit as formidable as her character on "Downton Abbey," Dame Maggie Smith gives a rare and "spiky" interview to 60 Minutes. Steve Kroft reports.
"Maggie's best Downton moments: http://www.cbsnews.com/8334-504803_1...wnton-moments/
(I don't know if these 2 CBS videos are geo-blocked outside the U.S.)
"Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden
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Video: #DowntonAbbey Cast On The Downton Phenomena and What Other Character They Would Like To Play On The Show http://www.downtonabbeyaddicts.com/2...nKWLPE.twitter …
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The #Downton cast were reminded not to say 'nee-ther' or 'ee-ther' but 'nye-ther' and 'eye-ther'. The former only came to use after WWII!