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Jul. 13th, 2007

doctorevel posted about this Tom Fontana's amazing interview - can you believe we're celebrating 10 years of Oz? (on a more personal note I should add that just now I realize 2007 means many "celebrating a decade of", but I digress...) It was quite curious to read Tom's comments about how Chris and Lee chemistry made him write the whole B/K story after the gym episode:

He says that seeing Meloni and Tergesen in a fake romance was what inspired him to make it a real one: "The Keller/Beecher thing really grew out of the dynamic between the two actors, Chris and Lee, in the sense that my original intention was simply for Keller to be a classic sexual predator, using the Beecher character. But the chemistry between the two actors onscreen was such that I went, 'Well wait a minute, there's more here and it's much more interesting than anything that I would have conceived of.' [...] It was exciting to see the dynamic between them, so that's why I stayed with that story in terms of Beecher 's development as a character."

Part of the chemistry between the two actors came from the extent to which they invested themselves in their roles, so that even in their unscripted moments they were believable as two men in love. In fact, over the next four seasons, some of their most memorable moments would be wordless: Keller casually running his hand over Beecher's arm; the look in Beecher's eyes when he goes in to visit Keller in hospital after he has been injured; Beecher anxiously running his fingers through his hair before going in to see Keller for the first time after a long separation. The way Keller pauses for a moment before turning around when Beecher says his name.

(that's the part in which I wonder why all movies' directors at universe aren't fighting to have Chris and Lee working for them, they have real Talent, dudes!!!!)

However, luci_2 commented at TS list that HBO should celebrate it since our favorite show was the beginning of a new era on TV. I doubt they'll do that, but I've been listening George Michael again and there's this song of him, Cowboys and Angels, I just love it and it has these great final verses

Take this man to your bed
Maybe his hands will help you forget
Please be stronger than your past
The future may still give you a chance

Does they inspire anybody to write or manip? C'mon, my talented friends, you know you're dying to create something!! *g* (and of course it can be used to other fandoms, if that suits you...)


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Jul. 13th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
HBO will do nothing. They always treated OZ like the poor stepdaughter
and they're not going to change now.
Jul. 13th, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know, it's all on fans' hands, as always. I wonder how they even produced the show!
Jul. 13th, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
Another time, before the country was hijacked by the christian talibans.
Jul. 16th, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
“But — you know, f*** it, let's go back and shoot the sex scenes between [Meloni and Tergesen]! They'd do it, those two clowns! They're ready!”


This is where I'm going to celebrate our anniversary. - Yup! I might even bring printed-out mini Keller along.

Really fitting lyrics. *sigh*
Jul. 26th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
Stop everything and go see this link now!!!! http://www.afterelton.com/people/2007/7/hot100?page=0%2C0
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