mardi 27 septembre 2011

Update de Stobe Harju sur le film

Stobe Harju a écrit un nouvel update concernant le film Imaginaerum. Je suis d'avance désolée pour l'absence des traductions ces derniers temps. J'espère régler cela au plus vite ;)

"Dear friends of Nightwish and Imaginaerum.

Two weeks have passed since the first day of shooting. It has been a triumph so far. Even as the band sat down to look at some raw pre edited scenes, their faces couldn't lie. They were very happy with what they saw.

Many of you must be dying for information and images from the set. We can't pour all that out since we really believe that some of the reveals would spoil the show. However, if you've read the previous update you know some of the character names already, which of at least Tom and Ann sound familiar to a many. And they should sound familiar.

As I started to write Imaginaerum screenplay, I planted one single parameter above everything else: This is a Nightwish film, no matter how fictional story about the band it would be. I didn't just wanted to use the band's name but also, to come up with character names resembling Nightwish members' names.  The band in Imaginaerum became Ann, Tom, Marcus, Emil and Jack. I know, not very clever when it comes to molding names. Yet, I wanted the audience to feel the presence of Nightwish and to me the convergence had to be clear. I had endless battles trying to convince people that using names similar to Anette, Tuomas, Marco, Emppu and Jukka was a perfect bridge between Nightwish in reality and Nightwish in a fantasy world. The band didn't agree with me originally. It became my decision and my responsibility I am proud of. That said, if someone ever thinks this might be an ego thing for the band, think again. It's my decision completely, and that's how I intend to keep it.

These first two weeks have been a blast. So many great  people have bled together with us pouring their fantastic creativity into the project. We have a fantastic art director and her team. Our director of photography couldn't be more dedicated to his line of work or his visuality. Our make-up and wardrobe departments have made magic in a short period of time. And the cast... wow! The whole crew is filled with professionals I could've only dreamt of when starting the project. And, our producers are the kind who really understand the drama, art and the story while keeping our budget safe and sound. I must be the luckiest director in the world. What more can I say.

What strikes me the most, is the fact that this project is not only titled as "the trip to one's imagination", but it is exactly that on every aspect of the game with all the beloved people involved.

Yours truly.
Stobe Harju, The Director - Imaginaerum

PS: "Wandering after far off music through a desert of ashes. If the tune had a color, it would be a mixture of pink and red. Constantly afraid of it fading away, terrified of the silence that may come.""

samedi 24 septembre 2011

Tournage terminé pour Anette

Anette a annoncé cet après-midi sur son blog qu'elle repartait fatiguée, mais heureuse de Montréal après avoir terminé de tourner Imaginaerum :)

Premières descriptions d'Imaginaerum

Plusieurs commentaires sur Imaginaerum ont déjà fait leur apparition et vous pouvez les lire en anglais ici :

- critique de : ici.
- track-by-track de Metal Hammer : ici.
- track-by-track de Terrorizer : ici.

Imaginaerum fera environ 75 minutes au complet.

Le morceau "Song Of Myself" sera divisé en 4 parties nommées : From The Dusty Bookshelf, All The Great Love Lying Still, Piano Black et Love.

Photos du tournage du film

Le groupe est actuellement en plein tournage (au Canada) du film Imaginaerum et de superbes photos ont été postées avec l'update précédent de Marco. On peut apercevoir les costumes des membres du groupe, des acteurs ainsi que l'ambiance qui se dégage du film.


vendredi 23 septembre 2011

Update Imaginaerum par Marco

Marco a écrit un nouvel update au sujet d'Imaginaerum. (Traduction à venir)
"Very good evening from Montreal Canada!

 As a band we've had some extremely long and sweaty days here. Early wakeups and late evenings have defined our lives so far. I'm happy to say that all the band shots are in the wrap.

This has also been fun, enlightening and one of the most interesting experiences ever. At least to me personally, but I have a hunch the rest of us feel pretty much the same.

We're going to continue for a couple of days here shooting stills for the album and the media. After that the long flights to home await us.

We have to give really big thanks to the absolutely great, friendly and professional crew, actors, extras and everybody here! They've helped us through these new and weird days with a lots of laughs and advice. See you at the premiere, front row or where ever anytime we have a chance.

Thank you!


dimanche 18 septembre 2011

Date de sortie d'Imaginaerum aux USA

L'album sortira le 10 janvier 2012 seulement aux USA. Les dates pour les autres pays devraient arriver prochainement ;)

Jaquette de l'album

Voici la cover art de l'album Imaginaerum ;)

Nouvelles photos promo Imaginaerum

6 nouvelles magnifiques photos pour promouvoir Imaginaerum ont été ajoutées. Y sont présents Tuomas, Anette et Marco.


Update Imaginaerum par Tuomas

Tuomas a écrit cette semaine un nouvel update ;)
"Yesterday I had the chance to walk into the studio for the first time and see the set-up, props and dresses, and meet the actors. I was blown away by everything I saw, from the dedication of the people working there to the otherworldly atmosphere of the different stages. I had my make-up tests and dress fittings done, and truly enjoyed seeing myself as a gray and wrinkled 50-year-old. Ha!
4 years in the making, and finally Imaginaerum is coming alive in a most beautiful way. I can't help feeling completely awestruck and grateful for the chance of doing something that was nothing but an insane (but sincere) idea a few years ago.

- Tuomas"

vendredi 9 septembre 2011

Pré-commandez votre Imaginaerum

Vous pouvez d'ores et déjà pré-commander votre propre album Imaginaerum ! Cliquez sur l'adresse suivante ou allez vers Nightwish-Shop en cliquant sur l'image ;)

Pour le pack 2CD avec les morceaux en version instrumentale, cliquez sur cette image :

Le pack 2LP : 

Et enfin le pack spécial avec un T-Shirt :

Date de sortie, couverture et tracklist d'Imaginaerum

Imaginaerum sortira le vendredi 2 décembre en Europe (le lundi 5 pour la France, probablement) et le 30 novembre en Finlande :D

Voici l'artwork qui fera office de cover pour l'album :

Voici le tracklisting : 

1. Taikatalvi
2. Storytime
3. Ghost River
4. Slow, Love, Slow
5. I Want My Tears Back
6. Scaretale
7. Arabesque
8. Turn Loose The Mermaids
9. Rest Calm
10. The Crow, The Owl And The Dove
11. Last Ride Of The Day
12. Song Of Myself
13. Imaginaerum

Un descriptif par chanson a également été écrit par Tuomas : (Ma traduction, merci de créditer si vous postez ailleurs.)
1. Taikatalvi : ce monde n'est qu'une toile de notre imagination.

2. Storytime : comment se sentirait-on en prenant un vol de minuit avec un bonhomme de neige à travers les paysages les plus merveilleux, comme dans Yuletide ? Le sens de notre existence est créé malgré les histoires et l'imagination. Ils sont au coeur même de l'humanité.

3. Ghost River : la vie est le privilège ultime ; une rivière remplie de merveilles et d'horreurs. L'amour, la tristesse, la beauté, le mal et la tentation. Et nous avons besoin de tout cela pour survivre et apprécier le voyage. 
Le Bien, le Mal, la Douleur et le Plaisir - membres les uns des autres.

4. Slow, Love, Slow : le véritable amour n'a pas besoin de paroles, de demandes ou de promesses. C'est un territoire sans mots et tout à fait inconditionnel. 

5. I Want My Tears Back : avoir envie de choses disparues depuis longtemps, mais toujours susceptible de revenir. 

6. Scaretale : les monstres dans le placard, les cochons qui couinent, des hordes d'araignées et de harpies déchirant la chair. Le summum des cauchemars d'enfance inoubliables - une vive attraction de cirque tordue. 

7. Arabesque : une catharsis d'un cauchemar. Donner naissance à travers une danse de la mort. 

8. Turn Loose The Mermaids : nous témoignons silencieusement que son aimé mourant fait son dernier voyage ... pour toujours à présent, un moment de beauté et de confort obsédant.

9. Rest Calm : les souvenirs et l'espoir sont deux choses que personne ne peut jamais te prendre. La douceur de mon propre passé est un coffre sans fond de confort et d'inspiration. 

10. The Crow, The Owl And The Dove : "Plutôt que l'amour, que l'argent, que la célébrité, donne-moi la Vérité" - Henry David Thoreau
L'Amour est tout et seulement la Vérité est notre guide vers un état plus profond. 

11. Last Ride Of The Day : le parc va bientôt fermer, mais les montagnes russes roulent une dernière fois et vous aurez à prendre le dernier tour vous-même. Il fait sombre et les feux d'artifices viennent de commencer. De tels moments sont des portails vers des rêves infinis, de prise de conscience profonde et, finalement, la conscience exaltante d'être un grain de poussière dans ce vaste cosmos tourbillonnant. 

12. Song Of Myself : notre hommage et notre version de la célébration transcendante de la vie et de l'existence de Walt Whitman, plongeant profondément dans une catharsis personnelle.

13. Imaginaerum : merci pour cette balade et nous espérons vous revoir bientôt. La scène est éclairée et le Magnifique Jeu commence ...

- Tuomas
J'adore les titres des chansons et mon septième sens nightwishien me dit que Ghost River, Scaretale et Last Ride Of The Day seront les chansons les plus puissantes ^^

PS : Taikatalvi en finlandais signifie "Magie de l'Hiver". Anette chanterait-elle en finlandais, ou il ne s'agit que du titre ? Ca m'étonnerait ...

jeudi 8 septembre 2011

Imaginaerum vu par Stobe Harju

Stobe Harju a écrit un petit mot sur l'aventure Imaginaerum incluant un nouveau synopsis du film, avec des éléments inconnus jusqu'à présent !

"It was four years ago. We had just shot Nightwish’s music video, ‘The Islander’, in Rovaniemi, Finland. As we sat down afterwards with Tuomas Holopainen, we pondered over the idea of having a music video for each of the songs on their next album. Back then it was the distant dream of two ambitious people.

One year later Tuomas called me and said: “This is it: would you be willing to come over and talk about our next project together?” The next few months were full of excitement, writing treatments for twelve clips, thinking how hard it would be to make all this happen.

At one stage I lost track of time as I was writing a story about a young boy, growing old in his own dream. It was in fact a fictional story about Nightwish, but above all about Tuomas himself, a forever-young genius, who loved life but also every single person around him. As we got inside each other’s minds, we knew that music videos weren’t enough for what we wanted to say to the world. We wanted something more.

Our love for life, our families, our memories, music, waking up to new wonders each day and love for the best tool available to us human beings, our imagination, became the cornerstones of the story. It had to be about the mixture of our lives and our worst fears of growing old. As we wanted to emphasize all these things, we found there was only one way to convey the story.

Imaginaerum tells the story of an elderly composer, Tom, who suffers from severe dementia. As he has had the disease for years and has regressed into childhood, he remembers practically nothing from his adult life. His music, friends, all his past including the memory of his daughter are a blur in his fragile mind. All he has left is the imagination of a ten year old boy. As he drifts away into coma, it seems impossible to get back what he has lost. Or is it?

The film is a journey between two different dimensions. Tom travels through his imaginary world seeking answers and finding memories, while his daughter, Gem, tries to recover the bond she had once shared with her father in the real world. As they have become more and more distant from each other over the years, and as there’s even greater obstacles separating them now – Tom’s coma and his imminent death – Gem’s project feels doomed to failure. However, through Tom’s darkest secrets, Gem discovers the path she must follow in order to find her father again.

There are some questions we must ask ourselves before entering the world of Imaginaerum. What is most important in life? Can the power of memories protect us during our last moments? Will our imagination help us find the spark of life in the deepest darkness? Can we still find love after bitter forgiveness?

Imaginaerum is an emotional fantasy-adventure powered by the music of Nightwish. The story reminds us of our childhood where the smallest but most precious thing meant everything and losing it would have left an everlasting scar. Now it’s time to reopen the wound and see what became of it, but above all, where it came from.

- Stobe Harju, Director"


lundi 5 septembre 2011

Pré-commandez votre single "Storytime"

Vous pouvez d'ores et déjà pré-commander votre single "Storytime". De plus, rejoignent la collection du merchandising nightwishien de nombreux T-shirts et autres vêtements ! Pour faire votre commande, cliquez sur la bannière Nightwish Shop ;)

Observez bien les expressions, les phrases et les images sur les vêtements ! Ce sont de potentiels indices pour les titres/paroles/film d'Imaginaerum ! :D

Le single Storytime contient trois versions de la chanson Storytime : radio, album et instrumentale.

vendredi 2 septembre 2011

Premier single d'Imaginaerum : "Storytime"

A vos agendas ! Le nouveau single de Nightwish intitulé "Storytime" sortira le vendredi 11 novembre ! (Je n'espérais pas un cadeau aussi énorme de la part de mon groupe fétiche. Un merci énorme !)

Voici la couverture :)

On reste dans les tons bleu marine, sombres et hivernaux. Nightwishien, en gros ^^
Alors, qu'en pensez-vous ? :D

Le tracklisting et la date de sortie du prochain album devraient arriver dans la semaine ! :D

(Le single sortira le mercredi 9 novembre en Finlande.)