Jan 13,2015

By the Gun and Interview and Bello Magazine shoot

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You can now buy By the Gun from itunes from here.

Interview from here

Well we shot a good chunk of the film in Providence, Rhode Island because I think they could find a lot of the back alleys and things that we needed for that gritty urban texture. Then we shot the remaining stuff in the North End. The real treat about filming this was that when I arrived they had a lot of the supporting cast already, and they were as authentic as they possibly could be. A lot of the places we shot were well-known Boston bars. We actually got a lot of the gangsters and the bar owners who are infamous in the town to play cameos. We had some of the gangsters played by ex-policemen who had seen this story from the other side. Everyone in Boston is such a great storyteller. They are so keen to tell you stories about the dealings they had with these kinds of characters in the past. There was no limit to the amount of secondhand research that was available to me.

Your upcoming film, Seventh Son will finally be released on February 6th. Were you disappointed when the movie’s original release date was postponed?

Barnes: I was disappointed that it got postponed because you make something and you want it to get out there. You will now be able to hopefully enjoy it, and that is exactly how I viewed this film. It was not quite what I expected when I saw it. It has this lovely, fun, nostalgic feel to it. There are four central characters, the love story and the history between the two older characters. It has magic and intrigue. It has this great subject that Jeff Bridges and I were very keen to highlight about the dark, the light and the good and the bad in everyone. It almost relates to the By the Gun as well. Can you love even if you do not understand hatred? Can you murder out of love? Those are underlying themes that could be set in any universe. The idea of fate and destiny is very present as well. Obviously the thrill of working with your heroes in every scene was a big draw for me to do that film. Actually I wanted to get it out there, but it was truly a studio issue in terms of Legendary Pictures moving to Universal Studios and that studio already having their slate set for the rest of the year. It was not anything to do with the film itself. It will find its audience when it is supposed to.

Bello Magazine interview here
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Jan 04,2015

Candids and Facebook Pictures

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Feature with interviews from Seventh Son

Jan 04,2015

Sons of Liberty interviews

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Interviews about Sons of Liberty

Article here

Another here

Barnes describes Sam as the “beating heart of the revolution.” He was also a sort of Robin Hood who put himself in the British cross hairs by refusing to collect taxes from some of his fellow citizens. In the TV show, Sam evades arrest by racing across rooftops and jumping through windows.

“They were very individual characters from different backgrounds coming together — almost in the style of an ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ team in order to work toward the independence of the country,” Barnes says.

But while they shared a common vision of free and independent states absolved from allegiance to the British crown, the nation’s founders often disagreed about how to achieve their goals “and had to debate and sometimes fight it out regarding whose approach was best,” Barnes explains.

Sam Adams, for instance, favored a “headstrong, fists-first approach” to revolution, Barnes notes, while Hancock was much more sympathetic to the Brits. “They initially seemed like the odd couple,” Barnes says of the close friends. “But their ideals were more similar than they first realized.”

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Jan 04,2015

Seventh Son interviews and Promos

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Seventh Son interviews

Link to first one here

Ben Barnes: I’ve done some work in the fantasy realm before, but I think a lot of films are presented as an allegory of good versus evil, and they have very interesting subtexts. Not all too often are the characters really explored, to the point of what dilemmas they’re going through, in their approach to what they’re doing. I think that whole concept of good versus evil, and are you evil if you’re attempting to kill or murder something that you believe to be evil, are dilemmas that these characters are struggling with, particularly my character, as an apprentice. He’s somebody who’s new to it, but knows that he’s meant for something more, in this world. How exactly that’s going to play out is something that he doesn’t know, and the idea of fate and destiny is painted on top of that, as well. There’s a lot of interesting things, thematically.

Another here

“What I like about films like these is that you can heighten the imagery to take on the themes it represents in fantasy.
“If you want to talk about forces of nature, then you literally have trees uprooting themselves and starting to move. When you look at anthropomorphism, turning into animals actually means representing different sides of yourself. When it comes to casting magic spells, you have to earn the power or experience to use it.”

“That’s what makes the fantasy genre so fantastic. It’s pure escapism. You can watch the movie just to have a good time. It’s fun to find out who’s going to win at the end,” he concluded, before fake-whispering, “Me.”
THOUGH Jeff Bridges had to skip the press meet in New York because he wasn’t feeling well, his presence was very much felt at the event.

Co-star Ben Barnes said working with the 65-year-old actor was the “biggest draw” of doing Seventh Sonfor him.
“I would love to be in his head for just five minutes,” Barnes attested. “He’s got this script that’s just riddled with drawings, amazing little cartoons of monsters and notes everywhere.”
Barnes also revealed how he’d steal one of Bridges’ drawings on the set of Seventh Son.
“He used to leave this little drawings on napkins where we were eating. At the end of the meal, I’d secretly shove it into my pocket.”

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Dec 18,2014

Ben is on facebook and Twitter

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Last week @_bythegun twitter account confirmed that Ben had a facebook account it has that little official tick next to it as well view  facebook here

Last night Ben confirmed on the facebook account he just opened up a twitter account @benbarnes no tweets on it at the moment but now it’s official he’s out on social media.

At last we don’t have to keep telling people we aren’t Ben Barnes.

Dec 16,2014

Sons of Liberty

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Yes again delayed in updates but check out History website with some great pictures on Sons of Liberty. here.

Also see some nice videos below.

Nov 18,2014

New Seventh Son Trailer and Screencaps

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Nov 10,2014

Event Pictures and Sons of Liberty Promos

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Oct 31,2014

By the Gun Trailer

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Little behind at the moment hope to update fully over the weekend

Ben is in the last 10 secs

Sep 30,2014

Gap and GQ Pictures and He for She picture

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