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« Reply #25 on: Saturday, 12 November, 2022 @ 20:17:57 »
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New Hollywood Productions to Be Filmed in Thessaloniki, Greece

Two new Hollywood films will be shot in Thessaloniki, Greece’s cultural capital, creating job opportunities for Greek professionals in the industry.

The movies are Red Sonja, a science fiction and action remake of its already existing comic book and 1985 film, and Dirty Angels, which will begin shooting in the first ten days of December.
https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/12/hollywood-productions-thessaloniki-film/

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« Reply #26 on: Sunday, 13 November, 2022 @ 08:45:05 »
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New Hollywood Productions to Be Filmed in Thessaloniki, Greece

Two new Hollywood films will be shot in Thessaloniki, Greece’s cultural capital, creating job opportunities for Greek professionals in the industry.

The movies are Red Sonja, a science fiction and action remake of its already existing comic book and 1985 film, and Dirty Angels, which will begin shooting in the first ten days of December.
https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/12/hollywood-productions-thessaloniki-film/

Given the air quality in Thessaloniki, the Angels' white costumes won't need spraying in dirt.   :lol:

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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday, 23 November, 2022 @ 21:51:02 »
Very good review on the Telegraph:

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Glass Onion, review: Daniel Craig brings the house down in a preposterously entertaining sequel
***** 5/5
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/glass-onion-knives-mystery-review-daniel-craig-brings-house/

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Tech billionaire Miles Bron invites his friends (and Detective Benoit Blanc) for a "murder mystery party" getaway on Glass Onion, his private Greek island. When someone dies, Blanc must crack the case and discover who the killer is.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_Onion:_A_Knives_Out_Mystery

Opened tonight in some cinemas in UK but only until 29 November, looks as though booking may be necessary. Will be available on Netflix from 08:00 UK time / 10:00 in Greece on 23 December.



https://youtu.be/gj5ibYSz8C0?t=1

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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #28 on: Saturday, 03 December, 2022 @ 20:22:28 »
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Smyrna review – raw, shocking violence in epic take on Greek-Turkish conflict

This epic historical drama could have been called Once Upon a Time in Asia Minor or Once Upon a Time in Turkey, depending on which side of the Greek-Turkish divide you sit. That thorny geopolitical entanglement is what it attempts to unpick, sometimes too forcefully, in telling the story of the one-time melting pot of Smyrna (now İzmir). It culminates in a shockingly raw depiction of the 1922 massacre and ethnic cleansing of the Greek and Armenian population by Kemal Atatürk’s irregulars after they entered the city.
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/nov/28/smyrna-review-greco-turkish-conflict

Filmed in Hios, Lesvos and Athens: here's how it was reported at the time by the Guardian (Manchester Guardian, as was): The destruction of Smyrna – archive, 1922

Showing at various cinemas around the UK tomorrow night (only?), 04/12/22: londonnet.co.uk/films/smyrna/



https://youtu.be/fiFtXgu-WCo?t=1



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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #29 on: Thursday, 22 December, 2022 @ 15:28:14 »
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ITV unveils new reality game show set in Greece

ITV has announced a new reality game show called Loaded In Paradise.

The broadcaster has said the action-packed series will see party-loving pairs island-hop across the Aegean Islands in Greece in a race to take control of and spend 50,000 euros.

The reality series will start with five pairs and a gold card topped up with money, but only one couple can be in control at any time, ITV has said.
https://www.irishnews.com/magazine/entertainment/2022/03/10/news/itv-unveils-new-reality-game-show-set-in-greece-2611731


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Loaded in Paradise release date

Loaded in Paradise will air exclusively on ITVX on Thursday 28th December. All episodes will be available to stream in full.
https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/entertainment/loaded-in-paradise-release-date/

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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #30 on: Friday, 23 December, 2022 @ 16:46:36 »
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Never mind Daniel Craig – this underrated Greek island is the real star of Glass Onion
With its glamorous mansions, hiking trails and secluded beaches, the setting of Netflix’s new Knives Out sequel steals the show
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/greece/saronic-islands/spetses/never-mind-daniel-craig-underrated-greek-island-real-star/

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« Reply #31 on: Saturday, 24 December, 2022 @ 21:04:03 »
Very good review on the Telegraph:

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Glass Onion, review: Daniel Craig brings the house down in a preposterously entertaining sequel
***** 5/5
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/glass-onion-knives-mystery-review-daniel-craig-brings-house/

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Tech billionaire Miles Bron invites his friends (and Detective Benoit Blanc) for a "murder mystery party" getaway on Glass Onion, his private Greek island. When someone dies, Blanc must crack the case and discover who the killer is.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_Onion:_A_Knives_Out_Mystery

Opened tonight in some cinemas in UK but only until 29 November, looks as though booking may be necessary. Will be available on Netflix from 08:00 UK time / 10:00 in Greece on 23 December.



https://youtu.be/gj5ibYSz8C0?t=1

Accepting I may not have been ready for Daniel Craig not to be James Bond, nor ready for his pathetically poor accent, I would best describe this (for whilst I was awake) as Mamma Mia without a soundtrack.

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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #32 on: Saturday, 24 December, 2022 @ 23:07:35 »
Mamma Mia without a soundtrack.

Well, that's something to be grateful for, considering how his Bond predecessor tortured Mamma Mia. Maybe Glass Onion needs to be hyped up in the press?

I gather there's a suggestion in the film that Craig's character, Benoit Blanc, is gay. Maybe the next Bond will be, times change:
 
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At a muscular 6 ft 2 in (188 cm), Connery was initially met with disapproval from Fleming, who believed he was an overgrown stuntman lacking the finesse and elegance to play James Bond; he envisaged a suave actor, such as David Niven, playing the role. Producer Albert R. Broccoli—known to all as Cubby—disagreed with Fleming's view, later commenting that "I wanted a ballsy guy ... put a bit of veneer over that tough Scottish hide and you've got Fleming's Bond instead of all the mincing poofs we had applying for the job" 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portrayal of James Bond in film#Sean Connery

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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #33 on: Sunday, 01 January, 2023 @ 04:02:39 »
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A view to die for: Glass Onion fans target holidays in Greece

Preliminary Google data shows that searches for “Greece holiday” have doubled to late-summer levels since Glass Onion was made available on Netflix.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/a-view-to-die-for-glass-onion-fans-target-holidays-in-greece-3lzg5ttvm


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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #34 on: Thursday, 05 January, 2023 @ 16:04:12 »


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Glass Onion Becomes The THIRD Most-watched Film Ever On Netflix Was Filmed In Greece
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/01/05/glass-onion-becomes-the-third-most-watched-film-ever-on-netflix-was-filmed-in-greece/

Oh my, and I still haven't watched it!

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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #35 on: Sunday, 22 January, 2023 @ 03:53:24 »
Finally got around to watching Glass Onion, nice to see (a little bit) of Spetses again.

Another one filmed in Greece, The Wedding Veil Journey, one of a series shown on American TV. Filmed around Lindos on Rhodes, according to imdb.com
 

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« Reply #36 on: Friday, 27 January, 2023 @ 00:48:02 »
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Greek Co-Production ‘Triangle of Sadness’ Nominated for 3 Oscars

The film, which was partially shot on location on the Greek island of Evia, has been nominated for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Original Script.

The movie’s plot revolves around wealthy guests on a luxury cruise ship who are stranded on an island after their superyacht sinks.
https://greekreporter.com/2023/01/26/greek-production-triangle-of-sadness-nominated-oscars/