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February 14, 2018
Seems like Elijah has gone a bit incognito again. Hopefully it means he's held up reading scripts and looking for his next challenging project. For the time being, there are a few things.
:: Elijah quietly made an appearance for a program at the Egyptian Theater for American Cinematheque's tribute to the Beastie Boys. As you recall, Elijah portrayed Ad-Rock in their popular 2011 short film/music video, Fight for Your Right Revisited. Currently, there isn't footage from the event, but there are a few photos.      
:: Filmmaker Magazine posted a discussion during the Sundance Film Festival about the workings of a production company. The team at SpectreVision took part in this and you can read about it here.
:: If you're up for a little friendly competition, there's a poll taking place where you can vote on the best TV shows from 2017. Dirk Gently is in several categories if you want to join in the next round beginning sometime this week. And don't forget to sign the petition to Save Dirk Gently with nearly 82,000 others so fans can continue to experience things connecting.
:: Closing out this short update with the sad news of the untimely passing of composer Johann Johannsson. His brilliant career yielded stirring music for films such as The Theory of Everything, where he won a Golden Globe, Sicario and Arrival. One of his last works was for Mandy, SpectreVision's newest film. They tweeted, "Johann Johannsson was our dear friend, our treasured colleague and our beloved collaborator. We are devastated by his passing, but blessed by the breathtaking beauty that he leaves behind. Elijah also tweeted, "So distraught and saddened to hear of Johannís passing. He was such an extraordinary composer and artist."
:: That's all... for now.
January 28, 2018
Today is a very special day. Today is Elijah's 37th birthday, but we'll get to that shortly. Today is also the final day of The Sundance Film Festival and we have some photos from the festivities.
:: There were plenty of interviews with the star of Mandy, but here is a video interview with producers, SpectreVision, Nicolas Cage, director, Panos Cosmatos and Vince Neil.
:: Mandy came to Sundance and hit it hard. SpectreVision's revenge film is one of the best reviewed from the festival this year. Here are just a few from Nerdist, Variety, Rooster Teeth, Village Voice, Birth, Movies, Death and Roger Ebert.com. What we need now is the trailer so the rest of us can check it out.
:: A quick video of Elijah deejaying/dancing during Mandy's opening night party.
:: You can listen to one of the songs from the film, called "Amulet Of The Weeping Maze."
:: Backtracking to another festival, I came across this video interview of Elijah during the Napa Valley Film Festival speaking about the genius that is the shower scene in Psycho.
:: Also, from two different angles, the full panel with Elijah and Sean during the Rhode Island Comic Con [Video 1] [Video 2]
:: Do you want to own a piece of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency which is currently trending on Netflix around the world? You can get an exclusively signed graphic novel and other perks just by clicking here.
:: Obviously we can't end this update without wishing Elijah a very Happy Birthday. With each year that passes by, Elijah continues to shine in many ways. Check out The Age of Aquarius section for greetings, art and video submission from fans celebrating Elijah's 37th birthday!.
That's all... for now, and keep shining Elijah!
January 15, 2018
I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday. As usual, after the rush of the season, things calm down and Elijah is no exception. He had a little R&R time in Europe before the next big thing.
:: That would be the Sundance Film Festival starting January 18th and The Nerdist has listed SpectreVision's Mandy among the 13 most anticipated films this year.
:: In case you're wondering, the inset photo is from Sundance in 2009.
:: Dirk Gently is now streaming on Netflix all over the globe... except in the US, but the response is as expected. Folks love the second season and the petition to renew it for at least one more season is still growing. At the time of this update, over 45,000 signatures have been obtained. Keep up the great work because fans can't loose this show. Remember, a permanent link to the petition is in our Dirk Gently section.
:: Another cool thing coming out of the fandom of Dirk Gently is this cool whodunit game from the artistry of Allen Helbig. Here are some places where can purchase the game.
:: In less than two weeks, someone's having a birthday! If you wish to send greetings to Elijah for his 37th birthday on January 28th, you can email me your poems, artworks, videos or whatever you like. Please read the guidelines if you want to participate.
That's all... for now.
December 31, 2017
The last episode in season 2 of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency was bittersweet. It was a wonderful conclusion to a fantastical season and a nice set up for next year, but then we were hit two days later with news that BBC America was not going to continue with the show which hit fans like a ton of bricks.|
Many were heartbroken and immediately an online petition to bring the show back was started and the response has been incredible. Netflix is one of those being implored to be the savior of Dirk, so when time comes for the second season to show there, 180 + countries has an important but fun job. If you live outside of the U.S., please tune into Netflix beginning Friday, January 5th and tell others to watch Dirk Gently!
If you're in the states, you can still watch on AMC, Amazon and iTunes. After signing the petition himself, Executive Producer Arvind David wrote this to supporters. Our Dirk Gently section has a link that goes to the petition and will stay there until things are right in the DGHDA world.
:: The last episode, Nice Jacket, was so brilliant and packed with many goodies, that it took two pages of screencaps to snag them all! More images have been added to the promotional, behind the scenes and artwork sections as well as some of the most memorable quotes from Dirk Gently.
:: SpectreVision had a unique interview with The Core, a talk show from horror site, Shudder, to discuss their process of film making. If you're signed up with Shudder, you can watch it here, or go for the free week trail to see some horrific fun. There's also an interview at UpRoxx as well.
:: One of SpectreVision's films, Bitch is now available for pre-order from Amazon which I'm going to check out this last day of 2017.
:: Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19th, Company X/SpectreVision's latest film, Mandy, is on the list of the most anticipated movies of 2018 according to Esquire.
:: And on another list, I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore makes it on the most underrated genre films of 2017. Though, not really underrated for this Sundance prize winner, just under-seen.
:: Since more images have been posted from the Prada campaign, there's a page of photos from behind the camera.
:: Another year is in the books, and Elijah has entertained us with many things. Thanks for helping to make this year an incredible one Amanda, Ambree, Jaramajo, Romina, Teresa, the entire cast and crew of Dirk Gently, especially Mike Perrin and Bentley, Zoe Neary and Arvind David. I can't forget Dirk Wood at IDW Publishing and to all the creative and talented artists for producing wonderful artworks from this season.
:: Click on the graphic below to be taken to my Elijah year end video that sums up things in about 12 minutes. Enjoy, and....
December 16, 2017
The season finale of Dirk Gently happens tonight! Will Dirk get to the boy and save Wendimoor? Are Todd and Amanda back to being brother and sister and band together to stop Suzie? Will Farah, Tina and Hobbs be alright? Will Bart get her happily-ever-after? Will there be a season 3? While we wait to see the outcome of a stellar season, you can check out more artwork, behind the scenes, promotional photos and screencaps from the latest episodes.
:: You can own season 2 of Dirk Gently. The region one, DVD/Blu ray will be out on January 23 and you can pre-order it on Amazon. Many fans hope they includes some special features this time around.
:: Just at this season is coming to an end in the states, Netflix has announced Dirk Gently will start airing beginning January 5th! Hopefully, not too much has been spoiled.
:: In the wake of harassment claims, administrative changes have taken place with Fantastic Fest, and Elijah has been named as being on the new board of directors. You can read more about it here.
:: Two new installments of Autumn de Wilde's, The Postman Dreams, featuring Elijah, have been released. You can view The Punch and The Elevator on Prada's website. And here are some photos taken during filming.      
:: Being a huge fan of the franchise, Elijah was on hand at the star-studded, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, world premiere in LA last weekend. Here are a few photos.   
:: He was also co-moderator with Daniel Noah for a Q&A with director, Guillermo del Toro, for his new film, The Shape of Water, that took place at the ArcLight Cinema in LA last week.    
:: It doesn't seem like 2017 is nearly over. I was stalled out for a few weeks, but I'm finally in the beginning stages of putting together my Elijah year-end video and with any luck, I'll have it ready for the last update of the year.
That's all... for now.