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Issue 17

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  1. Azhria Lilu

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    The Alias Newsletter - Issue 17

    Monday, July 1st 2002.

    In this issue:
    1. Before he was famous: Michael Vartan
    2. Bonus Michael Vartan Pic!
    2. Affleck, Garner Open Up About 'Daredevil'
    3. Vote
    8. Site of the Week
    9: Quotes of the Week
    10: Affiliates
    11: Final Thoughts

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    1: Before he was famous: Michael Vartan
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    VartanHo.com found an auction of a Michael Vartan pic from before he was
    famous.

    View the image: http://allalias.com/images/beforehewasfamous.jpg
    View the auction:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=1545744128

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    1: Bonus Michael Vartan Pic!
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    This pic is from VartanEtc.com ( www.vartanetc.com ).

    *warning: MV fans: looking at this picture may cause you to faint*

    http://allalias.com/images/vartan2.jpg

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    2: Affleck, Garner Open Up About 'Daredevil'
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    The Yahoo! Group JenniferGarner found this MTV.com article: "It was my
    favorite comic book as a kid," Ben Affleck said of "Daredevil."
    "Everybody has their one thing from their childhood that they really
    remember and affected them and moved them, and this was that thing for
    me. It was really a no-brainer."

    Affleck was one of many cast and crew members of Fox's "Daredevil"
    assembled in a cavernous banquet room in the Biltmore Hotel — which
    doubles as the "Daredevil" set — to meet the press and sound off about
    the latest comic-turned-movie.

    Aside from Affleck, who plays the title character and his alter ego,
    Matt Murdock, Jennifer Garner (Elektra), Michael Clarke Duncan (Wilson
    "The Kingpin" Fisk), Jon Favreau (Foggy Nelson), Joe Pantoliano (Ben
    Urich), writer/ director Mark Stephen Johnson and producers Avi Arad and
    Gary Foster were all on hand, while Coolio (Daunte Jackson) and
    "Minority Report" star Colin Farrell (Bullseye) were noticeable
    absences. With the possible exception of a sometimes
    disinterested-looking Pantoliano, the rest of the gang was eager to
    discuss the long-awaited film adaptation of one of Marvel Comics' most
    beloved superheroes.

    "['Daredevil'] was an enthusiasm that I shared with [writer/director]
    Kevin Smith, who I got to know when we were doing 'Mallrats' and
    'Chasing Amy,' " Affleck said. "Kevin was an avid collector of comics
    and had all these comic books, so he was impressed with my knowledge of
    the 'Daredevil' storyline, whereas my knowledge of other comic book
    storylines apparently was severely lacking and he was decidedly
    unimpressed."

    Smith, the filmmaker behind "Clerks," scripted several issues of
    "Daredevil" a couple of years ago. His "Daredevil" stories, which
    included a playful nod to Affleck's Oscar-winning "Good Will Hunting,"
    were eventually collected into a trade paperback edition. Smith called
    Ben to write an introduction, and the actor happily obliged.

    "I wrote the foreword and talked about how much I loved the comic,"
    Affleck said. "That was something that was out there and was something
    [director Johnson and producer Foster] knew about."

    Created in the '60s by Stan Lee — who is responsible for Spider-Man,
    X-Men, the Hulk and countless other classic characters — and Bill
    Everett, "the man without fear" is a blind criminal attorney who becomes
    a costumed vigilante by night. Daredevil uses a combination of martial
    arts and heightened senses, given to him by the same radioactive
    accident that stole his eyesight, in his one-man war against crime. LOS
    ANGELES — "It was my favorite comic book as a kid," Ben Affleck said of
    "Daredevil." "Everybody has their one thing from their childhood that
    they really remember and affected them and moved them, and this was that
    thing for me. It was really a no-brainer."

    Affleck was one of many cast and crew members of Fox's "Daredevil"
    assembled in a cavernous banquet room in the Biltmore Hotel — which
    doubles as the "Daredevil" set — to meet the press and sound off about
    the latest comic-turned-movie.

    Aside from Affleck, who plays the title character and his alter ego,
    Matt Murdock, Jennifer Garner (Elektra), Michael Clarke Duncan (Wilson
    "The Kingpin" Fisk), Jon Favreau (Foggy Nelson), Joe Pantoliano (Ben
    Urich), writer/ director Mark Stephen Johnson and producers Avi Arad and
    Gary Foster were all on hand, while Coolio (Daunte Jackson) and
    "Minority Report" star Colin Farrell (Bullseye) were noticeable
    absences. With the possible exception of a sometimes
    disinterested-looking Pantoliano, the rest of the gang was eager to
    discuss the long-awaited film adaptation of one of Marvel Comics' most
    beloved superheroes.

    "['Daredevil'] was an enthusiasm that I shared with [writer/director]
    Kevin Smith, who I got to know when we were doing 'Mallrats' and
    'Chasing Amy,' " Affleck said. "Kevin was an avid collector of comics
    and had all these comic books, so he was impressed with my knowledge of
    the 'Daredevil' storyline, whereas my knowledge of other comic book
    storylines apparently was severely lacking and he was decidedly
    unimpressed."

    Smith, the filmmaker behind "Clerks," scripted several issues of
    "Daredevil" a couple of years ago. His "Daredevil" stories, which
    included a playful nod to Affleck's Oscar-winning "Good Will Hunting,"
    were eventually collected into a trade paperback edition. Smith called
    Ben to write an introduction, and the actor happily obliged.

    "I wrote the foreword and talked about how much I loved the comic,"
    Affleck said. "That was something that was out there and was something
    [director Johnson and producer Foster] knew about."

    Created in the '60s by Stan Lee — who is responsible for Spider-Man,
    X-Men, the Hulk and countless other classic characters — and Bill
    Everett, "the man without fear" is a blind criminal attorney who becomes
    a costumed vigilante by night. Daredevil uses a combination of martial
    arts and heightened senses, given to him by the same radioactive
    accident that stole his eyesight, in his one-man war against crime.)

    Read more:
    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1455368/2...?headlines=true

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    3: Vote
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    Sorry to bring this up again, but the top 50 Alias sites has deleted all
    votes – again. Please vote for us here and see the new top sites:
    http://www.topsitelists.com/topsites.cgi?I...lias&area=start

    Thanks so much!

    Charlie

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    4: Site of the Week
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    We are re-featuring VartanHo.com as the site of the week. Since their
    launch and our first featuring of them as Site of the Week, they have
    taken the Alias community by storm with up-to-date news and great
    spoilers.

    Give them a look: http://vartanho.com

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    9: Quotes of the Week
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    “He likes you” – Will to Syd about Vaughn

    “…but they’re super swank” - Marshall

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    10: Affiliates
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    The Alias Addiction: http://www.torn-world.org/alias
    AliasJunke v3: http://www.genniebailey.com/alias
    The Alias Revolution: http://www.geocities.com/invisible_playerette/
    Alias HQ: http://geocities.com/alias_tv/

    I am also affiliated with Spy Games & Files and Records, both of which
    are either closing or changing/redoing; although both have been doing so

    for quite a long time.

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    11: Final Thoughts
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    Happy July – and have a great July 4th – even if you don’t live in the
    US!

    Please remember to vote for us!
    http://www.topsitelists.com/topsites.cgi?I...lias&area=start
    and
    http://alias.mytopsitelist.com/jump.php?cm...ite_id=allalias

    and http://www.sd-6.com/topsites/rate.cgi?id=2

    Thanks!
    Charlie
    char-@allalias.com
     

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