Advertising trade paper ADWEEK is trying
to handle 'viral marketing' and 'social media' the same way as it always handled TV commercials and magazine ads. So, it noted that one of the most successful 'social branding' promotions of the last six months was for Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart on Broadway
.Note: While McKellan was much more active on Facebook recently, Stewart has had many more MetaFilter FPPs (in fact, Ian's only post here was about him officiating at Stewart's wedding).
posted by oneswellfoop
on Apr 19, 2014 -
Perhaps you've seen this youtube video
of Hunter Davis's Sir Ian McKellen imitation (if Sir Ian were to perform Baby Got Back).
Hunter Davis came to a radio station to do an interview, and then the real Sir Ian called in - but turned out to be fake. And then the real Sir Ian actually called in - or was he a fake too? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus
on Jan 20, 2013 -
CityLights interview with Pauline Kael
(approx. 40 mins, NSI, 1982) Topics include Cecil B. Demille, Robert Preston, John Boorman’s Zardoz, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, James Bond films, and Lorenzo Semple Jr. More interviews from the National Screen Institute and Brian Linehan here
, including John Candy
, Eugene Levy
, Christopher Plummer
, and Ian McKellen
posted by puny human
on Jul 8, 2010 -
Is The Advocate making too much of "the openly gay" Ian McKellen playing Gandalf?
"An openly gay man has been invited to play the lead role in the fantasy lives of the world’s children, for decades to come. What’s more heroic than that?" Or, as Armistead Maupin puts it: "I think the fact that an openly gay actor is going to have his face all over Burger King cups in a matter of months is really quite significant.”
As an interesting contrast, here's
McKellen, from his own website, on a certain Kenobi who felt that "It was not appropriate...for gay people to talk publicly about their sexuality nor to campaign openly for law reform."
posted by adrober
on Dec 6, 2001 -