Catching two birds with one stone today: A quick response to last night’s Pilgrimage premiere, and then today’s RA Challenge post.
Pilgrimage has premiered!
First of all: Hooray, the bush telegraph works pretty well! After the Pilgrimage premiere at Tribeca Film Festival last night, fans have been posting first impressions on Twitter. I have quickly put together a so-called “Moment” which bundles some of the tweets. There were many more, of course, but I have been too lazy to capture them all right now. Click below to see the compilation
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Here are a couple of tweeps who were at the premiere and whom you might know:
- DaphneHS – who is probably known to many of you for her many reports from the LLL SD in New York last year – has posted pictures and impressions on her Twitter HERE
- Armitagebesotted gives a mini-review (see picture right) and has other comments HERE
- Mooseturds has lots of tweets and pics HERE
- Chrissyinwm caught Raymond de Merville speaking French HERE
- Tweet review of the film by Terri HERE
- And plenty, plenty more if you simply search for #pilgrimage
Getty Images provides a gallery of images taken at the premiere. I am trying to embed the gallery below. Should that not work
as is usually the case , HERE is the link to the photo gallery.
In addition, Perry has already written a proper review of the film on her blog HERE. This is really interesting, long and insightful. Note: Regard the spoiler warnings!
The majority of the responses is positive – although everybody seems to think there is a lot of blood and violence in the film. Armitage receiving loads of praise, though.
Well, I guess that is to be expected from his fans 😉 I can’t wait for the critics’ take on the film and on the performances. So far, Irish publications have not yet reported on the premiere (I am writing this at 8.30am Irish time, though, so maybe we have to be a bit more patient.)
Now for number 2 on my agenda, the RA Challenge:
RA Challenge ♡ #4: Something I have done because of RA
If you have looked through the list of questions for the challenge, you may have noticed that at #7, a specific question on what you have bought because of RA, will come up. Hence I am interpreting question #4 differently. It goes without saying that I have bought fan-related merchandise, purchased cinema and theatre tickets and travelled to premieres because of RA.
I am a fan *duh* But there are other things that I have done which are related to being a fan, yet slightly less obvious.
I wouldn’t go so far as to say that my 6-week trip to New Zealand was because of RA. But while travelling there, I specifically asked for a particular detour, just because of my favourite chaRActer:
I really had to fight this through with my travel companion at the time. She thought Gizzy Town was a total waste of space. I disagree. It was a nice little town with some very interesting historical references
alas, not of the medieval knight’s kind, that made it worth while visiting. You can read some more about it in my blog post from March 2015.
Have you *done* something because of RA, besides merchandise and attendance at events? I’d love to know!