WELCOME to UNABRIDGED ~ CHRISTOPHER MELONI ONLINE @ christopher-meloni.org, your newest source for all things Chris related on the web. Best known for his long-running role as Detective Elliot Stabler on LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT and for Prisoner #98K514 Christopher Keller on HBO's OZ, Chris recently starred as Roman Zimojic on HBO's TRUE BLOOD. Chris also has some impressive films to his credit including the upcoming MAN OF STEEL, 42 and has also starred in TWELVE MONKEYS, BOUND, THE SOULER OPPOSITE, WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER and two HAROLD & KUMAR films. This site includes an extensive filmography, biography, press section, gallery and much more.
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Surviving Jack playing Jack Dunlevy Year: 2014 Status: Mid-Season Replacement Information | Pictures | Video | Official
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I wanted to let you know about something that might be happening on 19 March, 2014. I’m having a little trouble getting my webhosting fees together to renew my hosting for another year so CHRISTOPHER MELONI ONLINE will be going dark on that date, unless I get an influx of donations before then. I won’t be able to get it back up for two weeks until I get paid. If you’d like to donate something to help me out please feel free to scroll down to the bottom of the page and hit the donate button in the sidebar in the “Site Info/Disclaimer & Donate” area. This is the first time I’ve had to ask for donations to keep us up, but I thought I’d throw out the bone. Thanks to anyone willing to help out. I’m also working on getting the UNABRIDGED MEDIA site back up and running. The Fanlisting will also be going dark until I can get everything back up and running. Please be patient.
I also wanted to say this, I thought I’d have some fantastic news for you regarding the future of this site other than the fact it will be offline for a short period of time, however, that fantastic news has fallen through. That news was that I was contacted by representation for Christopher Meloni about my assisting in creating Chris’ official website. Marcello Davis then wrote to me about UNABRIDGED becoming Chris’ official site, however, after about a month’s silence I sent an email Marcello Davis and Trace Podewell regarding if I was still “on the team” a couple of weeks ago and so far I’ve received no reply. It seems as if that has fallen through. So after the site is back online I want to let you know that I will be following Chris through his work on SURVIVING JACK as well as getting as much of the backlog I have regarding his work on LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT as well as a huge whack of event images I have from roughly 1990 through to present, but then I will be only updating as time permits. I have had a great deal of personal issues that have arisen and I won’t be able to update as often as I’d like, but the site will remain online for you.
I’ve finally been able to get ahold of Chris’ event images as of this date for the beginning of 2014. Most are from Sundance with regards to Chris’ two films WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD and THEY CAME TOGETHER, both films getting their premieres at Sundance. I’m not tagging the images anymore because of how long it takes when there’s a lot of them. All I’m asking is if you’re going to repost, please consider crediting UNABRIDGED as your source. Thanks.
 EVENT: 01/13/2014 – 2014 Winter TCA Tour – Day 5
 EVENT: 01/20/2014 – Day For Night Video Lounge at Huffington Post In ChefDance Space – Day 4 – 2014 Park City
 EVENT: 01/20/2014 – Canon Celebrates Cinematography – Day 3 – 2014 Park City
 EVENT: 01/20/2014 – Stella Artois At The Village At The Lift – Day 4 – 2014 Park City
 EVENT: 01/20/2014 – The Village At The Lift – Day 4 – 2014 Park City
 EVENT: 01/20/2014 – “White Bird In A Blizzard” – Red Carpet – 2014 Sundance Film Festival
 EVENT: 01/20/2014 – “White Bird In A Blizzard” Official After Party at Rock & Reilly’s – 2014 Park City
 EVENT: 01/20/2014 -”White Bird In A Blizzard” Portraits – 2014 Sundance Film Festival
 EVENT: 01/24/2014 – “They Came Together” Premiere – Arrivals – 2014 Sundance Film Festival
 EVENT: 01/25/2014 – YouTube On Main Street Hosts Event Celebrating The Premiere Of “They Came Together”
Chris apparently was Sophia’s date, attending the premiere of Open Road Films’ “Justin Bieber’s Believe” at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on December 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Sophia looks so stylish and grown up. I love her entire ensemble. Dad looks pretty proud of her. I would be too.
Want to bring Christopher Meloni home for Christmas? MAN OF STEEL on BluRay/DVD/Digital Download is out! Check out the features included on the disc.
Strong Characters, Legendary Roles (25:59) Zack Snyder, Lawrence Fishburne, Henry Cavill, Kevin Costner, David S. Goyer, Amy Adams, Geoff Johns and others talk about the history of Superman and his appeal to everyone over the years. There’s some behind-the-scenes looks while all the actors talk about their characters related to Superman.
All-Out Action (26:02) The training for the physical scenes. They trained their bodies and minds to be ready for each scene. We may not really think about what the actors have to do in order to prepare for movies like this. It’s easy for us to get pulled into the special FX and CG work done but they bring up a great point about getting the actors physically and mentally ready for their roles. It’s pretty impressive to see what they did.
Krypton Decoded (6:42) Dylan Sprayberry (Clark Kent, age 13) talks about some of the special FX and working with WETA in New Zealand. We see things like how Krypton blew up, the different Kryptonian ships and more.
Superman 75th Anniversary Animated Short (2:03) Seen online (including HERE).
New Zealand: Home of Middle-Earth (6:35) This was a little strange to be included. Weta worked on some scenes in Man of Steel but this feature is only about The Hobbit.
Planet Krypton (17:18) Talk about the message from Zod to planet Earth and how aliens are perceived. The question is asked, who and what is Superman?
Journey of Discovery, Creating Man of Steel (2:54:05) This was my favorite feature. You can watch the entire movie and at certain points, Zack Snyder or other members of the cast and crew will pop up and point on things you might have missed or weren’t aware of. It’s sort of like commentary we see in movies except the behind-the-scenes moments, talks and concept art take precedent over the movie. The movie is delegated to either a picture in picture or completely covered up by the commentary. There’s even a close look at the glyphs used in the movie and the what they mean.
I’m hoping in the next couple to three days to get some images up in the gallery for you guys before a change of direction comes for this site. I have a lot of event images I’ve decided I’m not going to tag given the immense amount of them. I also have a lot of stills and promo pics to add from Chris’ twelve years as Det. Elliot Stabler from LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT I really want to complete. The change for this site will be coming toward the end of week. You’ll know when it happens. I’m hoping you’ll love what is coming up. Stay tuned.
An article that pretty much sums up my feelings on SVU without Chris. It’s from a British site where they are just getting season 13 without Stabler.
Get used to Law&Order without Stabler
November 4 2013 at 10:57am
By Munya Vomo
We are IN the new season of Law & Order Special Victims Unit and any fan would know what the sad news is: Detective Elliot Stabler is missing in action. It seems the talented Christopher Meloni, who plays Stabler, is going to be missing for the entire season and not just for one or two episodes.
In the last season we saw the ever controversial lawman shoot at a young girl who was waving a gun in public. We were led to believe that, being a man of conscience, Stabler had retired because he felt bad.
It was not the closure we thought we would get, but perhaps given the real reason Meloni left, there was no time to say a proper goodbye. Several reports point out that the talented actor could not come to an agreement when it came to his new contract. This is simplified as Meloni may have wanted a raise and the producers were not hearing any of that, and he threatened to leave – and they said by all means.
It is almost like the situation at Generations right now. In showbiz, the show must go on and no one is bigger than the show.
That only works for soapies because of the loose and slow pace of the storytelling process. It gives the viewer time to adjust to the newly introduced characters. In drama series the pace is much faster. In action series, we meet the principal characters from the onset and it is here where we decide whether we like them or not.
So as it stands we can demarcate between the people who feature in Law & Order, Law & Order SVU and Law & Order UK. Each title has its team and that forms part of its identity. If you were to buy older SVU DVD sets you would see Meloni and Mariska Hargitay on the cover – they are the faces we associate with the series.
It is easier to remove a character from a group as they do on Grey’s Anatomy, but when a show has a pair of actors, when one is gone it is hard to move on. Take the Charlie Sheen situation in Two and a Half Men: as talented as Ashton Kutcher is, he is not Sheen. The same goes for Stabler’s replacement, Danny Pino. He is like that perfect white denture where there was once a front tooth; he’ll work but the “smile” will never be the same.
I have a “special” surprise for you. I have come of Chris’ promotional images from season one of LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT where he played Det. Elliot Stabler for twelve years. I hope you enjoy a flashback to season one. Enjoy.
 PROMOTIONAL: LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
UNABRIDGED as acquired The Fanlistings Network official Christopher Meloni Fanlisting. I’m so proud to have the ability to run this. I thank the previous owners in Catherine and by Bethy. If you’re a fan of Chris’ please feel free to go on over there and sign up. There are over 700 fans listed thus far. Let’s make it more. I also want to thank Claudia from Never Enough Designs for her amazing work in integrating the layout with that of the main site here. I’m so proud of it.