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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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Re: Filming Greece
« 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/

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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #37 on: Sunday, 12 February, 2023 @ 16:51:16 »

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2023/feb/12/epic-tails-review-animation-comedy-ancient-greece

Not filmed in Greece but about Greece, one for the kids - or grandkids.

Doesn't get a great review but the Guardian is doing its best to plug it (or  not), there's another 2* review here:

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Epic Tails review – Greek myths get a furry makeover in giggle-free animation
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2023/feb/08/epic-tails-review-greek-myths-get-a-furry-makeover-in-giggle-free-animation

Slightly kinder review on theupcoming.co.uk

Out in the cinemas since Friday.




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« Reply #38 on: Friday, 17 February, 2023 @ 14:38:08 »
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New Documentary Captures Greek Resistance to Nazis and Holocaust in WWII

 â€œI’m a Greek but it seems I’m kind of different from my fellow countrymen. Most of the people in my family have uncommon names that don’t really sound Greek like Rachel, Daniel, and Nissan. Till the 1940s, these names were not uncommon in my country. But while I was growing up, they were. My grandfather had an uncommon name, as well: Lian. I never met him. Mom describes him as adorable, charming, and funny. His life was just as uncommon…” 

This is the introduction to the ground-breaking documentary film “My People” by Anna Rezan, whose grandfather Lian was arrested by German Nazi occupiers in Athens during WWII. Rezan’s Jewish great-grandmother, Rachel, was deported and lost her life in Auschwitz.
https://providencemag.com/2023/02/uzay-bulut-holocaust-movie/



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

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« Reply #39 on: Saturday, 18 February, 2023 @ 14:52:07 »
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 is due for international release on Friday, 08 September, 2023 according to a Focus Features production company announcement.

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« Reply #40 on: Tuesday, 21 February, 2023 @ 19:15:44 »
A new version of The Odyssey starring Ralph Fiennes as Odysseus and Juliette Binoche as Penelope is to be filmed on Corfu, the Peloponnese and Italy. Titled The Return, the producer is Uberto Pasolini (The Full Monty) and it's scheduled for release in 2024. More @ screendaily.com

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« Reply #41 on: Saturday, 25 February, 2023 @ 14:44:20 »
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“Maestro” aka “Maestro in Blue” is the first ever exclusive worldwide distribution deal for a Greek scripted television series on the streaming platform Netflix and will launch worldwide on Friday, March 17th, 2023.

The television series is set in Greece on the island of Paxos. It follows a musician named Orestis, played by Papakaliatis, who travels to the small Greek island during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to set up a music festival from scratch.

Confronted with the small society of the island, he finds himself involved in a passionate love story that acts as the catalyst for the manifestation of all the social problems that plague an entire group of people. The characters, being connected to one another, are therefore complicit in the developments.
https://greekreporter.com/2023/02/24/greek-tv-series-maestro-netflix-release/

No mention whether it'll be dubbed or subtitled (I'm thinking must be one or t'other??)

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« Reply #42 on: Friday, 03 March, 2023 @ 18:17:36 »
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Where is Daisy and The Six filmed? Filming locations on LA’s Sunset Strip, New Orleans and Greece
Reese Witherspoon is the executive producer of this series about a fictional band in the 70s

Greek beaches also feature in the series. The cast travelled to Athens and the island of Hydra to film key sequences.

Daisy heads to the car-free isle that first attracted a bohemian cohort, including Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell, in the 60s.

Hydra offers up sandy beaches, the harbour of Hydra Town that has a glut of small boats and is overlooked by a hill covered in pastel-coloured homes, and a collection of churches and monasteries.

Those tempted on a trip to Greece by these scenes could combine the capital and the island. Ferries run between the port of Piraeus in Athens run to Hydra year-round.

Daisy Jones and The Six is streaming on Prime Video from Friday 3 March.
https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/travel/daisy-jones-and-the-six-where-filmed-filming-locations-la-sunset-strip-new-orleans-greece-2184616

Lovely little island but good luck finding a sandy beach on Hydra (or in Athens).

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« Reply #43 on: Thursday, 23 March, 2023 @ 00:00:43 »
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A surprising Greek crime drama series has cracked the Netflix top 10

Usually, the Top-10 list on Netflix is just a roundup of its newest big Netflix originals, sometimes with the odd classic movie that's just been added to the service in there for good measure. However, that's not the case right now.

In the US, the Netflix Top 10 list of TV shows has a surprise entry at number 10: Maestro in Blue.

Why's this surprising? Firstly, it's the only entry in the Top 10 that's not a Netflix Original. All of the other shows are ones created for Netflix.

Secondly, it's the first-ever Greek series to hit Netflix (not including shows based on, or focusing on, Ancient Greek stories).

In the UK, Maestro in Blue isn't on the list, though it is available on the service.
https://www.whattowatch.com/news/a-surprising-greek-crime-drama-series-has-cracked-the-netflix-top-10

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« Reply #44 on: Thursday, 23 March, 2023 @ 00:45:21 »

https://youtu.be/RcmHsuZ9v1Y?t=1

Great photography of Paxi, trailer is in Greek but it's (very well) dubbed on Netflix

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« Reply #45 on: Wednesday, 05 April, 2023 @ 14:01:08 »
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Griechenland: The Comedy Film Shot Last Year In Milos Is Sold Out In Austria

Griechenland, the film shot last year in Milos, is a box office smash in Austria. Tickets are hard to come by, indicating the huge prominence the island is gaining in the Austrian market.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/04/05/griechenland-comedy-film-milos/

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« Reply #46 on: Sunday, 09 April, 2023 @ 19:56:52 »
The bells. The bells. Tonight, Sunday, 09 Aril, at 21:00 and Thursday, 13 April at 23:15 on BBC2 Sara Pascoe, the Last Woman On Earth, is in Greece where she meets the last monk in a monastery, a family of church bell makers and some villagers who communicate by whistling to each other.

Brief trailer

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« Reply #47 on: Friday, 21 April, 2023 @ 14:37:14 »
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NEW SERIES: The Love Story Of Leonard Cohen And Marianne Ihlen In Hydra

A great and deep love, which turned the eyes of the whole world to beautiful Hydra, was the relationship the famous Canadian composer and singer Leonard Cohen shared with the Norwegian journalist-writer and model Marianne Ihlen.

This massive love affair will be made into an eight-episode TV series.

In a few days, in Hydra - of unique beauty and nobility - where Cohen's house still stands, filming will begin for the ambitious series that will be shown not only in Greece, Norway and Canada but also in Belgium, Great Britain and other countries.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/04/21/leonard-cohen-love-hydra/



https://youtu.be/DgEiDc1aXr0?t=1


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« Reply #48 on: Thursday, 11 May, 2023 @ 18:53:48 »
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 first trailer showcases big fat vacation to Greece

A third installment in the My Big Fat Greek Wedding franchise is coming this fall, and Focus Features has released the first trailer for the film which promises a big fat Greek family reunion./size]
https://clutchpoints.com/my-big-fat-greek-wedding-3-first-trailer



https://youtu.be/AAflXqZ5xs0?t=1

Still due for cinema release 08 September.

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« Reply #49 on: Tuesday, 23 May, 2023 @ 14:09:40 »
A new version of The Odyssey starring Ralph Fiennes as Odysseus and Juliette Binoche as Penelope is to be filmed on Corfu, the Peloponnese and Italy. Titled The Return, the producer is Uberto Pasolini (The Full Monty) and it's scheduled for release in 2024. More @ screendaily.com

Filming about finished, due for release in North America in 2024 (probably similar time frame for Europe): ekathimerini.com