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SOURCE CODE: Italia – Primi 5 Minuti


Ciao! SOURCE CODE opened in Italy on 29th April in around 300 cinemas. Distributed by 01Distribution, promotion for SOURCE CODE is in full swing with an official site in conjunction with Gazzetta dello Sport, and now the first 5 minutes (well 4 minutes 19 seconds) of SOURCE CODE in Italian!

Source Code è il programma top secret di una misteriosa agenzia governativa americana. Il Capitano Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal ) è costretto, suo malgrado, a rivivere gli ultimi 8 minuti di vita del passeggero di un treno che esploderà. 8 minuti per scoprire chi è l’attentatore, 8 minuti per capire chi è lui, 8 minuti per capire chi è la donna che ha davanti (una splendida Michelle Monagha). Un allucinante viaggio nel tempo imprigionato in una vita non sua cadenzata dalla voce di chi guida il gioco, il colonnello Goodwin (Vera Farmiga)

Source Code Beats the Bunny & The Promotional Tour Comes To An End

Director Duncan Jones joked last week that he may have to add a scene into SOURCE CODE where Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) pooped jelly beans in an attempt to “Beat the Bunny”, luckily for Jake, this will no longer be required, as SOURCE CODE has retained it’s #2 Spot in the UK Box Office at least, and has indeed “Beat the Bunny”.

Last weekend saw the end of the SOURCE CODE promotional tour, taking in a trip across United States, then onto Madrid, Rome, Berlin and finally London.

It was a very busy conclusion to promotional activities in London, taking in a full day of press on Friday the 8th April, then a screening and Q&A with Duncan at the Odeon, Leicester Sq. Duncan also took part in an online chat with UK film magazine Empire on Friday afternoon answering questions from the magazines readers.

Empire Online - Exclusive Transcript Duncan Jones Webchat 8th April 2011
Empire Online - Exclusive Transcript Duncan Jones Webchat

It’s a great session, questions as diverse as why Duncan chose to Direct SOURCE CODE before moving onto his next, self penned project, what Duncan’s favourite films are (question coming from reader checking previous Empire article on Duncan’s favourite Sci-Fi films) And includes an answer that reveals the existence of an alt take on GERTY’s voice by Kevin Spacey in the style of Christopher Walken!

Duncan also mentions a Venn diagram in the webchat when asked about whether he is a Nerd or a Geek, so here it is, should you need to identify yourself 😉
Buzzfeed - Nerd Venn Diagram

The afternoon also included a Twitter Q&A with Digital Spy, questions submitted beforehand to @dsatthemovies with personal answers recorded by Duncan. You can view the whole session on Digital Spy Movies. And here is one from a Mr Joe Dante, of Hollywood, CA (not the first time Mr. Dante has appeared here)

Audience At IGN Session with Duncan Jones At Kapow 2011 by Richard Davies
Duncan Jones at Kapow 2011 - by Richard Davies

Saturday’s schedule was a little less packed, with an appearance at the first Kapow comic convention, where Duncan took part in a chat with IGN about SOURCE CODE, MOON, and his interest in computer gaming, and thoughts on computer game movie adaptations, all explained in this clip with IGNUK ‘s Chris Tilly

The evening, and indeed the promotional tour itself, was rounded off with a screening of SOURCE CODE at the Electric Cinema, with Q&A.

It’s been a hectic few weeks of travel, hundreds of interviews with press, online, and TV, screenings and Q&A sessions (which Duncan seems to love) which has obviously helped get the word out on SOURCE CODE and helped ensure that as many of you as possible get out to your local picture palace (with a few friends of course) and enjoy a bloody good film.

Duncan and his lovely lady, Rodene have arrived safely back in Los Angeles for a well earned rest, and to begin work on the next project. If you want to see what the whole promotional tour has been like from their perspective, go have a look at their SOURCE CODE blog, what they done wrote with their own hands, and done pictures as well 😉

This is not the end for SOURCE CODE though, it’s still on general release for you to enjoy for the first time, or to see again, armed with some secrets to look out for on a second viewing, courtesy of Empire’s Damon Wise. Have fun! 😉

Duncan Jones’ Marvellous MOON Twitter Competitions

Duncan Jones’ latest feature ‘Source Code‘ premiered at 19:00 on March 11th 2011, in the Paramount Theatre, Austin, Texas.

Source Code World Premier - Paramount by Sarah Wallace

Chosen as the opening night film for the 2011 SXSW South by Southwest Film Festival & Convention. Joined by the film’s stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga & writer Ben Ripley, the Source Code team walked the red carpet, Duncan introduced the film to a packed, enthusiastic audience of 1200, returning to the stage at the end of the screening to take part in a Q&A. Press duties were dealt with before and after the Premiere, and continued the next day with a panel, and more one on one interviews.

All this almost two years to the day that MOON was premiered at SXSW 2009

MOON Premiere at Paramount Theatre - Austin, TX. SXSW March 2009

Continue reading Duncan Jones’ Marvellous MOON Twitter Competitions

IGN Invite You To See Source Code Early With Duncan Jones!

IGN Source Code Tour With Duncan JonesIf you live in the US, and want to see Source Code early in the company of Director Duncan Jones AND get a Q&A with the man himself, then you’d better scoot over to the IGN site NOW and apply for tickets, because IGN have teamed up with Source Code production company Summit Entertainment to invite you to one of 6 exclusive early screenings before the April 1st general release date.

Duncan will be hot tailing it from the premier of Source Code at this years SXSW festival, and word has it, that he’s cooked up a monumentally huge batch of homemade banana bread to share with you lucky people! Screenings as follows:

Washington, DC
March 13 at 7:00 PM

March 14 at 7:30 PM

March 15 at 6:00 PM

March 16 at 8:00 PM

March 21 at 7:00 PM

March 23 at 7:30 PM

Good Luck!

MOON Wins Jameson Cult Film Club Vote – Tickets Available NOW!



The votes are in, they have been verified and counted and we are please to confirm that the winner, with 59% of Empire readers’ votes is…… MOON.

Join us on March 17 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the Jameson way with our screening of MOON, followed by an after-show party – all at an unique venue, the Royal Institution, in W1, London .

Tickets are now open, so if you want to join us for a chance to see this BAFTA nominated film, at the Royal Institution – the home to great British scientific achievement – then CLICK HERE. 

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What can you expect from the Jameson Cult Film Club event?

Guests arriving will be greeted by an interactive Sci-Fi experience, taking a journey through the Royal Institution’s futuristic world to the Space Bar, where you’ll experience scenes and themes from the film. You can even see the actual space suit worn in the film as you enjoy complimentary Jameson cocktails and wait for the countdown until the film takes off.

There will be special surprises, linking back to the film, spread throughout the Royal Institution, so that on every floor you’ll come across something that will get you in the mood for the film.

And that’s not all…

As March 17 is a very special day for us, we’re going to be throwing an after-show party for everyone who comes to the screening, in a Space Bar set up within the upper floors of the Royal Institution, whilst in the library, a DJ will be spinning some, out of this world tunes.

Come and enjoy Paddy’s Day to the full with a Jameson and the Jameson Cult Film Club.

Duncan Jones tells us about MOON

A just for the hell of it great recent interview with Director Duncan Jones to promote the UK DVD / Blu-Ray release of MOON.

Duncan covers how he got together with Sam Rockwell, how ambitious MOON was to make, the special effects used. Describes the idea behind the story of moon & details on the look of MOON and creating atmosphere that portrayed a day to day working environment for Sam Bell.