Sunday, November 20, 2011

[VID] "BE WITH YOU" Kim Hyun Joong Favourite Movie

Leader is currently having his Japan Concert Tour. During the talk-time, he said that his favourite movie is "BE WITH YOU" & that he always listen to the OST before he sleeps... Thus I was damn curious, so I decided to go & search for the song... When I heard it, I fell in love with the song as it is very soothing & pleasing to the ears... then after which I started searching for the movie to watch... Love the movie..

Extracted from Wikipedia:

Be With You (いま、会いにゆきます Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu, is a 2004 Japanese film based on a novel of the same name written by Takuji Ichikawa. 

Mio Aio's death leaves her husband Takumi and six year-old son Yuji to fend for themselves. Takumi is congenitally disorganized, suffers occasional fainting spells, and fears that his health compromised his dead wife's happiness. Yuji overhears relatives speculate that his own difficult delivery compromised Mio's health, and blames himself for his mother's death. Mio had left Yuji a picture book; in the book, Mio departs for a celestial body she calls "the Archive Star" but reappears in Japan during the following year's rainy season; turning the pages, Yuji eagerly awaits her return.

On a walk in the forest outside their house, Takumi and Yuji find a woman sheltered from the rain, and immediately accept her as Mio. She has no memory or sense of identity; she comes home to live with the father and son anyway. This new Mio asks Taku how they met and fell in love, and he recounts a tale of years of missed chances, beginning in high school and ending when she encouraged their marriage years later. As the rainy season draws to a close, Yuji discovers the "time capsule" he hid with his mother before her death. Mio's diary is inside, and its version of the Mio-Taku romance holds the answers to the mystery. 

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

[Trans] Singer Heo Young Saeng, The 1st Challenge In The "Three Musketeers" Musical

I feel that Saengie has displayed a lot of maturity ever since he has started his individual activties. The interview about his views, his insecurities about him being in the musical is very interesting. 

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Idol group SS501 main vocalist Heo Young Saeng (26 yrs old) is taking his 1st career challenge in the Musical "Three Musketeers".

Heo Young Saeng will display his charms as the character of D'Artagnan in the "Three Musketeers" Musical which will be held at Seongnam Arts Center from 3 Nov to 8 Dec.

Musical "THREE MUSKETEERS" is depicting about the 17th century as the background. Dreaming of becoming the royal musketeers, the youngsters D'Artagnan and the three musketeers of the french king guard troops Athos, Porthos and Aramis as well as the girlfriend Constance, the story of their adventure, friendship and love. Heo Young Saeng was recommended by 1 of the actor Eom Gi Jun in the musical to form for the "Three Musketeers".

Together with Eom Gi Jun, Lee Jee Hoon, Kyuhyun(SuJu), Oh Won Bin (Ex-FT) etc acting as the character D'Artagnan, they were chosen by a series of character voting (total 5), with a shoulder of heavy responsibilities, Heo Young Saeng said, "A song & dance without any modification, wanted to display my acting skills to let the audience feel comfortable and interesting."

The role of D'Artagnan has a huge proportion of lines, gotta practise singing and also to digest the fencing scene etc, even though the expected process of practising is much more easier now, no matter what the challenge of the musical actor reason is not a singer who has debuted for 7 years but rather the thinking of newbie with a passion that is burning once again.Thus he is always the 1st to reach for his practise and the last to leave so as to concentrate fully practising. Singer Shin Seong-woo (acting as Athos) looking at him in the face and praised him for "having the right attitude" 

Heo Young Saeng said, "As this is my 1st musical, I have to be more serious than other actors. Shin Seong-woo hyung praised me" and "wanted to create a more pure, clearer and lively character of D'Artagnan. In fact, I believe in D'Artagnan and thru acting to create this charater.  But in order to display the songs in the original way of musical stage singing and also to still maintain my own original way of singing, I am still trying to make a balance."

During the intial stage of practise with SuJu's Kyuhyun and ex-FTI's Oh Won Bin, unconsciously giving everyone a feel of the battle between idol groups. 

"Having this sub-consciousness, what if I am being elimated by Kyuhyun or Oh Won Bin but now especially we are closer, we will give one another mutual encouragement while watching the monitor."

"Must have a physically strong body for stage musical, thus usually will prepare carfully all the vitamins and healthy food to maintain stamina. Also at the same time the food support from all the fan clubs really given me a lot of their support and strength."

"The friendship and adventure of men, and inclusive of when facing with the women they love, it is a musical where all ages will love it. The audience age level can be in accordance how they feel when watching this musical, the 10th generation will develop dreams, 20 ~ 30 generations will have a feeling of cherished love,40 generations will have a feel of missing of friendship. Even though we may have the same scenes, but when watching the other actors interactions on stage, you will be so touched that tears will start falling. Especially at the scene where Athos sing "Three Musketeers, Let's recall our memories", warmth will fill our eyes and tears will start forming. If there are alot of people to support for our musical, it would be the best."