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Old 05-16-2017, 07:21 AM
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Season Two Interviews and Reviews - SPOILERS

I'm likely to be moving a number of things from the Gearing Up to Season Three thread to this one since most of them don't have much to do with the third season.

To start, though, here's a brief interview with Brian Smith:

http://popculture.com/2017/05/08/sen...rview-trump/#2
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Thanks Jan for making this thread.

Let me repost here and delete the ones that don't fit in the other thread later today, if that's ok! I also have some interviews bookmarked that I haven't yet posted because I wasn't sure where to - now I know!

I also suggest you put in the thread title there could be spoilers, as some interviews can be discussing the finale, or anything else.

Also the new making of video that you posted can be pretty spoilery as it shows many scenes throughout the whole season, so perhaps it fits better here.
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That would be a big help if you could do that, thanks. Never enough hours in the day.

Added the Spoiler warning to the thread title.

BTW, anybody is welcome to start new threads. Every once in a while I might tidy things up if something's repetitive but that's about it.
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This is fun. Not quite a 'making of' but it has some of that sort of shots:
http://www.ign.com/videos/2017/05/16...he-shows-scope

ETA: JMS posted this link with a comment:

https://moviepilot.com/p/sense8-scie...-story/4265257

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Originally Posted by JMichael Straczynski
Great article catching the science we put behind #sense8. (One key sentence hints at the future of the story.)
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Complimentary YouTube link for the promo / bts:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XurWEXHbydg

I think at 01:00 it might be Aml Ameen along with the rest.

1) It kind of maybe sort of looks like him if you squint.

2) That scene looks like a deleted scene from the special, as that shot in the special of Wolfgang lighting his cigarette is from the side and we don't see the other 7 behind him, while they presumably filmed some interaction there. Why it was cut.. probably because Ameen was in it.

And 3) because Ameen himself posted pictures of the exact same spot when they filmed there: https://www.instagram.com/p/_9SbcbRLvC/ and video: https://www.instagram.com/p/_7ggwprdhR/

So, I strongly believe that's Ameen and not a reshoot with Onwumere when they went to Berlin again.

As for the key sentence in that article? Dunno. The astral projection bit?

edit The following two posts are reposts from the other thread. I just deleted from there, so now we're good.
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REPOSTS FROM THE OTHER THREAD:

Interview with Desai and Riemelt: http://collider.com/sense8-max-rieme...sai-interview/

Riemelt on their determination:

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Also, the work itself just got more. I felt like we tried to reach even higher and they tried to challenge us more, and pushed the boundaries, in every way. When we started the second season, we had to jump off of a platform on a rig, just to show our will to cross a certain line or to overcome our fears. That represents how committed we had to be, in the second season.
Ok, so that explains those early March 2016 videos, remember?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCdTzigxLlv/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BCdh-TvHEGG/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BCdoncGxtfY/

Lana's less strict direction this time:

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TINA DESAI: For me, it was easier to go back into the second season because you’ve played the character through a season, and then when you watch how it actually comes out in the edit, my understanding of the character improves. That’s why I always like shooting a film, after I shoot the film. There’s a deeper understanding of what your director and writer, and in this case they’re the same people, expect of you from the character, and there’s a better understanding within you, for what you want to do with the character. There’s a comfort that comes into it. And then, with this season, Lana [Wachowski] gave us more freedom to do what we wanted to do within the scenes. In the first season, she directed us more and tried different tones, in performing each scene. With this season, she gave us the liberty to use whatever tone we wanted. It was nice because you had that creative freedom, going into playing the character again.
How Riemelt got the job in the first place:

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I went to London for that audition. I was in the middle of another project, and it was so exciting just to talk to them. I was so nervous, but somehow I could concentrate in that very moment, and Lana directed me and we tried some stuff. After that, I waited for a couple of week, and then I received a call and my agent told me that they’d like to work with me. That was so exciting! After that, I found out that Tom Tykwer was the reason why I got this job. He had wanted to work with me, for a long time. That was also a really good introduction, for me, to that world. I’m not a native speaker. For me, sometimes it was hard to think and speak that fast in English, so Tom made it possible and more accessible for me to play these English scenes. I had to find my own voice and my own English.
Desai on Lana's daily(!) rewrites:

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You just try to grapple with whatever information you have in the script, and even that isn’t cast in stone. On the day, Lana rewrites stuff so much, and you don’t even know why the rewrite is happening. I had no idea why I was shooting a scene. I just blindly shot stuff and hoped I was doing a decent job. So, there’s no chance of being wise and saying, “I think my character has reached this state of being.”
Riemelt on their chemistry:

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You only can work with what’s there, in the room and on the day. Thank god that Tina and I really like each other. We have a certain chemistry, which is important. It’s nothing that we have to fake.
Iiiinteresting!

Desai:

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In my life, I naturally gravitate towards the bad boy and it’s similar with Kala.
There goes my chance! Bah!

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DESAI: Sitting in India and living the sheltered life that I have, there were so many things that I was not exposed to, at all. A lot of people in my country are that way. There are so many people that come up to me and ask me basic questions like, “What is a transgender?” That’s something that I didn’t even know until Season 1. So, it’s basically spreading awareness, as well.
I also remember an interview in which she said she didn't know what a Pride parade was, until they shot in SF for season 1.

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The first part of their interview with Malerba is: http://newsflix.altervista.org/sense...berto-malerba/

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In 2004 I met the Wachowskis, then Larry and Andy, and my first collaboration with them was V for Vendetta . Then Speed ​​Racer , Ninja Assassin , Cloud Atlas and Jupiter Ascending . I set up Sense8 's first season, but I did not turn it on for health reasons.
He indeed is not credited in the first season.

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Also, the second season has a bigger budget and you can see how it was shot, for the size of the project and the addition of many cities. The locations are larger, the action scenes are more extensive, but the original concept of a story about the behavior of humans and their relationships is always maintained. It has evolved and expanded, but it is always Sense8 .
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Was it difficult to follow such a complex production as Sense8 ?

It is definitely the largest pseudo-television company ever made. Especially with Season 2. We've been shooting in 16 cities, meaning that every time you have to do something you have to do it 16 times because the characters are located in several parts of the world. We had two sets of everything other than the actors and the costumes. The first set of cameras are in the place where they run, the second set in the second city. After finishing the first set, this is sent to the third city and so on. Fortunately, the crew is made up of professional A series, like the director of photography John Toll (three Oscars); The same goes for production, people who usually work on James Bond's movies or with Ridley Scott. The group of actors and actors is like a family, they are united in all the difficulties and somehow have overcome everything, including fatigue.
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Do you have any curiosity about the actors?

Miguel (Lito) is a macho, but he is always with his mom. When he is not with her he makes the latin lover with the girls (laughs, ndr); Tina (Kala) is very kind and confidential, she is very much in her culture; Tuppence (Riley) works with the Wachowski by Jupiter Ascending ; Doona (Sun) has known them for a long time, from Cloud Atlas . At the time she did not speak English, today she is the representative for Asia of Louis Vuitton; Brian (Will) is the real spokesman for the group; Toby was doing the waiter two weeks before replacing the old Capheus; Max (Wolfgang) super calm and cute, it's really a love; Instead Jamie (Nomi) is a very lively girl.
Haha. Yeah, this stuff checks out!

Desai is responsible for filming in Positano!

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You have traveled virtually anywhere in the world. What was the location that you preferred?

Oddly enough the place everyone's favorite was Positano, then Amsterdam. And to think that it was not expected we would come to Italy. Goa was chosen, but then Tina said to Lana that Indians would never go there on holiday, which is a place for foreigners. So they decided for the Mediterranean. It was thought in Portofino, but then chose Positano.
Goa: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goa

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It is a stimulating challenge for an actor.

Definitely, but sometimes [Lana] went crazy (laughs). Considering what she had to pass before and during the transition from man to woman, she also wanted to send a message to the actors: "I had to overcome my fear, do it too." And so knowing that Tuppence suffers from dizziness, Iceland wanted to put it on top of a mountain. Brian can not swim, he almost drowned. She said: "He had 7 months before shooting to learn how to swim, the scene will turn him to sea. Point". Apart from this, she is a generous person and extreme goodness.
Sense8's origins might be going even further in time, than this iteration with JMS:

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Is it true that Sense8 was initially a cinematic project, perhaps in a Matrix style?

Yes, we can say that the initial idea was a movie. Lana began writing the story about 15 years ago for cinema, but everything remained in standby. Then an Indian company bought an American company connected to Netflix and slowly it turned into what we are seeing today, a series in all respects.
Reliance is indeed an Indian company. http://variety.com/2012/tv/columns/r...le-1118057244/

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The Indian conglom that has seeded a lot of high-profile investments in the film biz during the past few years has turned its attention to the smallscreen.

Reliance Entertainment is behind the launch of Georgeville Television,
the shingle headed by film and TV vet Marc Rosen [...]
Although it surely must have had very little to do with the current iteration.
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